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BIOS Failed to Apply

Hello All!!  While updating the BIOS on an Intel Motherboard (DX48BT2), I have encountered a problem where it will not apply the new BIOS, “Flash Update failed!”  Does anyone know what Technical Information (0x8000000000000007, 1301) error codes mean?  I have Googled these codes with a few finds, but no solutions.  I have put the motherboard into recovery mode and put the .bio file on CDs and Flash Drives.  The computer will see the disc or drive and boot, but then stops with the error.  Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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What bios do you currently have?

What bios are you trying to upgrade to?

From where did you acquire the .bio file?

What is your processor model number?

 

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What bios do you currently have?  BTX3810J.86A.1521.2008.0318.1426

What bios are you trying to upgrade to?  Numerous, but after reading that I shouldn't jump too many version, I am working on applying: BTX3810J.86A.1554.2008.0501.1628

From where did you acquire the .bio file?  Internet file share

What is your processor model number?  It is an Extreme processor, I don't remember the exact processor model.  I could find out the specific processor if that is needed.

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I have attached the latest BIOS (2006).

It is best if you use the BIOS Recovery process. For information on the BIOS Recovery process, consult Intel Desktop Boards Recovery BIOS Update Instructions.

To help you better, here are my step-by-step instructions for BIOS Recovery:

  1. NOTE: Read these instructions completely before starting. Follow all instructions EXACTLY.
  2. On some other Windows-based PC, make sure that you have the .BIO file for the BIOS release you wish to install.
  3. Insert a 32GB or smaller (better smaller) USB 2.0 flash drive into the PC. Do not use USB 3.0 flash drives; most are not compatible. It is also best if you use a flash drive that has an access LED that you can watch.
  4. Format this USB flash drive using the Windows Format applet. Select to install the FAT32 file system (NOT vFAT, NOT exFAT; FAT32 only). You must also specify that the Quick Format option be Disabled (unchecked).
  5. NOTE: If FAT32 is not offered as a choice by the Format applet, your USB flash drive is too big; use another.
  6. Copy the .BIO file into the root folder of this USB flash drive. This should be the only .BIO file in the root folder of the USB flash drive.
  7. Properly eject the USB flash drive. Do not just yank it out. Do this from File Explorer or using the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media System Tray applet.
  8. Power off the Desktop Board system.
  9. Remove the yellow BIOS Configuration jumper from the board. It will be the only yellow jumper; the rest will usually be black.
  10. NOTE: Remember the pins that this jumper was plugged onto; you will need this information later.
  11. Plug the USB flash drive into one of the black USB 2.0 ports on the back panel of the board. Do not use blue or yellow USB 3.0 port. Do not use any front panel USB ports.
  12. Power on the system.
  13. The BIOS Recovery process should start automatically. You should see a progress report on your main monitor.
  14. NOTE: If you do not see a progress report displayed on a monitor, do not power off the system for at least 15 minutes. While it is rare, it is possible for the process to proceed without an onscreen display; you must give it ample time to complete, just in case.
  15. When the BIOS Recovery process is complete, you will be asked to power off the system. Do so.
  16. Restore the yellow BIOS Configuration jumper to the pins it was on previously. This should be across pins 1 and 2 of this (three pin) header.
  17. Remove the USB flash drive from the back panel of the board.
  18. Power on the board.
  19. Immediately begin pressing the F2 key, over and over (approx. once per second) until you see the BIOS Setup (or Visual BIOS) screen displayed.
  20. Verify, using the BIOS version string, that the BIOS installed properly. Stop if it isn't.
  21. Press the F9 key (followed by the Y key) to reset of the BIOS configuration.
  22. Press the F10 key (followed by the Y key) to save the BIOS Configuration and exit BIOS Setup.
  23. Once screen is cleared (goes black), begin pressing the F2 key, over and over, until you see the BIOS Setup screen displayed.
  24. Make any changes to the BIOS configuration that you desire (for example, disabling NUMLOCK) or that you require (for example, setting Boot Order, enabling UEFI, etc.).
  25. Press the F10 key (followed by the Y key) to save the BIOS Configuration and exit BIOS Setup.
  26. Test.

Hope this helps,

...S

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I did all your above steps, same spot, same error.

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BIOS 2006, error now is (0x8000000000000007, 1305)

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Something for you to try: Use F2 at power on (BIOS Splash screen) to get into BIOS Setup. Then, use F9 (followed by Y) to reset the BIOS configuration and F10 (followed by Y) to save this BIOS configuration and exit. If the issue is with the flash component as I suspected, then this operation will fail. You might have to go back into BIOS Setup and verify that the settings didn't save.

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Unfortunately, I have tried numerous times hitting F2.

If I boot off a thumb drive or disc with just the .bio file on it, Hitting F2 when I see it flash up, keeps going right into attempting to flash the BIOS, then fails.

If I boot without a thumb drive or disc, I never get a splash screen that says hit F2.

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When powering on, immediately begin pressing F2 over and over (once per second) until it is accepted. Do not wait for the BIOS POST splash screen to appear. When restarting, when Windows completes its shutdown and blanks the screen, begin pressing F2 then. Again, do not wait for the BIOS POST splash screen to appear.

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@WWheeler    Provide that processor model number.

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Processor: Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX6850

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Did you always have this processor?

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Yes, Motherboard (DX48BT2) and Processor have been united since the day I received it.

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Were you ever able to get into BIOS Setup? If so, try using F9 to reset the BIOS configuration and F10 to save it. If this succeeds, maybe flash isn't bad. If it fails, board is likely a goner.

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The motherboard only has USB ports, no P/S 2 ports.  I have tried multiple USB keyboards.  F2 won't work.  I haven't tried F9 yet or F10.  I'll work on that.

Thanks!

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Have you tried again pressing the F2 key over and over and over from the point where you power on until it is accepted at the BIOS POST Splash screen?

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F2, over and over, boots off Flash Drive, Fails.
F9, over and over, boots off Flash Drive, Fails.
F10, over and over, boots off Flash Drive, Fails.

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Well, F9 doesn't do anything related to BIOS entry, but yea, I get the message. I am not sure what to suggest at this point. I think the board's likely a goner at this point. RIP.

Sorry,

...S

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Let me ask this question:

When I try to apply a BIOS close to my version, I believe 1521, I get error message: (0x000000000000007, 1301).

When I try to apply BIOS 2006, I get error message (0x000000000000007, 1305).

When it tries to apply, it shows me my current BIOS, so I know the BIOS isn't that message up, but it won't just over right.  Its doing some kind of check or backup.  What could it be looking for?

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