PvtBlackdog It maybe a good idea to reset your Bios to default before any flash.
Lvcoyote An update to the original post regarding using the onboard CF card reader on the FTW version motherboard. You can use it but your CF card will need to be formatted in a card reader or installed in something other than the onboard CF slot. For some reason when you open the HP Format Utility it does not see the CF card if it's plugged in to the motherboard's onboard slot. I took my CF card and popped it in my front panel card reader, and it formatted and made a bootable drive from it no problem. I then put it back in the Motherboard's CF slot and it boots from it just fine. You only have to do this once and you can simply delete the old BIOS files and copy over the new ones next time you want to flash from it. As long as you do not format it it will remain bootable.