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2018/03/07 20:25:47 (permalink)
So I tried to update my Z170 Classified-K to the latest firmware today, but as the title suggests, that broke something in the bios. When I try and boot I get the C followed by 0d post codes.
 
Luckily there's a bios switch on this motherboard, so I'm able to continue using my computer. Problem is I'd really like to update my BIOS for the better nvme support but there's no way I'm going to risk bricking the backup bios too.
 
Does anyone know of a way to recover the first bios option from my current bios? I've tried running a rufus boot usb back on the first option, but since the bios never posts, that clearly didn't work.
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    Sajin
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    Re: Recovering Broken BIOS 2018/03/07 20:51:11 (permalink)
    EliteSniper177
    Does anyone know of a way to recover the first bios option from my current bios?

    Easy...
     
    #1 Move the bios selector switch to the broken bios while inside windows.
    #2 Download the latest bios from the evga website, and flash the bios while inside windows.
    #3 Reboot and you're all done.


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    Re: Recovering Broken BIOS 2018/03/08 10:34:05 (permalink)
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    Re: Recovering Broken BIOS 2018/03/08 15:53:35 (permalink)
    This is such a useful tip that not many people know because it goes against our common intuition when things get "bricked". It should be stickied! 

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    Re: Recovering Broken BIOS 2018/03/09 17:42:05 (permalink)
    Sajin
     
    Easy...
     
    #1 Move the bios selector switch to the broken bios while inside windows.
    #2 Download the latest bios from the evga website, and flash the bios while inside windows.
    #3 Reboot and you're all done.

     

    You sir are a genius! Thank you so much for saving my redundancy!
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    Re: Recovering Broken BIOS 2018/03/09 18:06:50 (permalink)
    No problem. 👍


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    Re: Recovering Broken BIOS 2018/06/20 14:31:11 (permalink)
    Tried this a few times, no luck. Still just hanging at 0d after it restarts.
     
    [EDIT] Flashed it again after posting, and it finally got past error code 0d, but is now hanging on code 98 :(
    post edited by Arend - 2018/06/20 15:01:31
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    Re: Recovering Broken BIOS 2018/06/20 17:43:38 (permalink)
    Arend
    Tried this a few times, no luck. Still just hanging at 0d after it restarts.
     
    [EDIT] Flashed it again after posting, and it finally got past error code 0d, but is now hanging on code 98 :(


    Please start your own thread if you need assistance. Thanks.


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    Re: Recovering Broken BIOS 2018/06/29 13:48:56 (permalink)
    My AOL desktop had the required motherboard, I wanted to change the previous version by updating it to Z170, me a motherboard driver which helped me to install the supported version of the driver. I was thus supported to reconfigure the motherboard and I was updated to the specific model.
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