Originally Posted by pop80_uk
Hi Guys and Gals!
I know im asking quite a few questions at the moment but I have another.
Basically I upgraded my PC a few weeks ago, new motherboard, CPU and RAM, and im very happy other than one thing. The lights for the mouse and keyboard stay on after shut down and the USB ports stay powered after shut down as well. Now after playing with every setting in the BIOS and all the XP settings and having no luck I sent an e-mail to gigabyte who make my board. They told me this was a feature! To enable things to charge and remain working whilst the PC is off and the only way for me to disasable it is to flash the BIOS with a new version they had released.
Fine...so I tried both of the windows based flash programs they had to offer and neither worked with my board, so Im offered the DOS flash option.....However this helpfully details that you can not use it with windows XP or XP Pro as you can not create a boot disk in these programs.
So.....I have the upgrade files for the MB.....but how do I get them to flash? I have windows XP Pro.
Have a look at http://www.bootdisk.com/
for a DOS bootdisk. They have several you can download and write to floppy, USB stick or CD. Download one, and copy the flash program and bios file to it.
Also ive been told by alot of people, dont flash the board put up with the fault as everything can go wrong and get broken and never work again. How true is this?
Thanks again people!
You can wreck your motherboard if the flashing fails or is done incorrectly. Some newer motherboards offer a recovery procedure, but you'll have to check with gigabyte if your motherboard supports that, and how to do it.
Having said that, I've flashed many motherboards over the years and never had one fail.
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Actually, on reflection, if live USB ports is the only problem, why not just turn the PC off at the wall?