First of all, my board's BIOS is dated 11/20/2012. Regarding trying to update it with the latest revision today:
Other steps I have taken (had the PC unplugged from mains power and took ESD precautions where applicable):
I am uncertain if the problems I keep experiencing in Windows are linked to the outdated BIOS, as in the past I used to only have trouble with just the 82574L adapter once every few months (when it failed - always with Code 43 - I would just switch the ethernet cable over to the 82574LM adapter until the next time I rebooted the system).
After a period of the system being on - almost always between 30 minutes and four hours:
"Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"
"The DNS proxy agent was unable to allocate 0 bytes of memory. This may indicate that the system is low on virtual memory, or that the memory manager has encountered an internal error."
Any ideas? I'm more concerned about the inability to update the BIOS at the moment since the other issues could be driver-related. Sorry for any inconsistencies/typos, I wrote this in a bit of a hurry.
Xevious12, I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing this kind of issues when trying to update the BIOS on your motherboard.
The current BIOS version of your product is 0054. There are 8 BIOS between this version and the latest BIOS 0064.
I would recommend you to install 2 or 3 files before reaching the latest one.
You can try the following versions. I suggest you to use the F7 method, so please download all file as BIO.
If you have any kind of issues, please remove the CMOS battery and install the BIOS again.
Let me know the results.
I tried the F7 method again but with all those different versions you listed, and I had the same results I described in the first post (didn't work). I even took steps such as removing the battery, draining the caps, etc. but still no luck.
Try to do a BIOS recovery, removing the BIOS jumper from the board and installing version 0056.
If you are still not able to update the BIOS please contact our Warranty Department. They will help you replacing your board if it is still under warranty: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport
Recovery method via USB drive and removing the BIOS jumper does not work. I've tried with different drives on different USB buses (front 3.0, rear 3.0, rear 2.0) and the result is always the same: The system reads the USB drive for several minutes, reboots, and then repeats the last two steps ad infinitum. Upon replacing the jumper and booting the system normally, the BIOS version has not changed and multiple new failed flash attempts are recorded in the BIOS event log. I've also tried the other methods again since my last post and it's the same result. Yes, I have taken other steps such as removing the CMOS battery. This board will simply not accept a BIOS update.
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