Follow these steps:
- If your existing BIOS version is less than 41, update to BIOS 41. Use the BIOS Recovery method.
- If your existing BIOS version is less than 48, update to BIOS 48. Use the BIOS Recovery method.
- If your existing BIOS version is less than 99, update to BIOS 99. Use the normal F7 method.
- If your existing BIOS version is less than 120, update to BIOS 120. Use the normal F7 method.
See the following documents for more guidance on BIOS update methods:
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards/000005547.html?wapkw=b... Intel Desktop Boards BIOS Update Instructions
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005630.html?wapkw=bios+recovery Intel Desktop Boards Recovery BIOS Update Instructions
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards/000005859.html Updating the BIOS to Support 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors
Here is some additional guidance that I usually provide. There are very good reasons for the do's and don't's, so read them carefully and follow them closely.
- Use a USB 2.0 flash disk. Do not use USB 3.0 flash disks!
- From a separate Windows-based PC or laptop, format (or reformat, as the case may be) this USB 2.0 flash disk using the FAT32 file system. Do not do this on a Linux-based PC or a Mac! Do not use the Quick option! Do not skip this step!
- Repeat these steps for each update operation. Do them on the separate Windows-based PC.
- Copy the appropriate .BIO file for this step onto the USB flash disk.
- Delete any other files on the USB flash disk (especially .BIO files from previous operations).
- Properly eject the USB flash disk before removing it. Don't just yank it out.
- Plug the flash stick into one of the (black) USB 2.0 ports on the back I/O panel of the board. Do not use (blue) USB 3.0 ports! Do not use front panel USB ports!
Hope this helps,
When you formatted the USB flash drive, did you remember to disable Quick Format?
What BIOS do you currently have installed?
You can get old BIOS releases from the WayBack machine. I curse Intel for this as well. I asked them if they would give be the BIOS build catalog so that I could do this for other people, but they said no.
All of those are .BIO files.
Here are the complete release notes:
Your bios is 0020? That is from Feb 2011. What took you so long to want to update the bios?
Also, you may be looking at a board that is failing. Back up your data, and start looking for a new system.
BIOS 20...Hhmmm, yea, you may have a BIOS that is so old that its support for BIOS Recovery is lacking. You may have to build a bootable MSDOS flash disk and use the iFlash tool to update it (no, you cannot use WinPE). Apply the BIOS files you have up through 48. You should be able to use BIOS Recovery after that tio get to 88 and then to the final BIOS.
Well, I hate to say I told you so, but your ME is screwed up because you didn't follow my previous advice. You *had* to use BIOS Recovery to perform certain steps. Now you are in trouble. Your only hope of recovering is to reinstall BIOS 99 using BIOS Recovery. If it isn't working with a particular flask disk, you need to try a different flash disk.
Sorry, but reality bites,
Good day Sir, I having the same issue my BIOS version is 0020 and i cant find all the pre-requisite version of the all the BIOS needed on the internet. im planning to update it up to the latest version need your help, thanks i attached an image of my BIOS version