Solved Motherboard BIOS EXE. Files are opened under 7Zip

May 7, 2013 at 17:21:36
Specs: Windows XP, AMD 3500+ 2.2 GHz, 3.25 BG of Ram
Recently when I tried updating my motherboard to the latest version, I downloaded the exe to update, but instead of them running as exectuables, they are opened through 7Zip. This is the only file that I know of that opens like this. Right now, the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-M5SLI-S4 v2.0. The current bios is either FA, FB, FD, or FE. I am trying to update to FHL. Thanks

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May 8, 2013 at 08:00:59
"The current bios is either FA, FB, FD, or FE. I am trying to update to FHL"

FHL is a beta BIOS, are you sure that's what you want? And how is it that you don't know which BIOS version you currently have? All you need to do is look at the screen during bootup.

If you double click on the .EXE file you downloaded, it will unpack itself. The 3 files in the folder will be:

autoexec.bat
FLASHSPI.EXE
M57SLS42.FHl

Do you know what to do from there? Have you ever flashed a BIOS before? If you do it incorrectly you could possibly turn your board into a doorstop. Make sure you actually NEED the BIOS update, if not, leave it be. Here's the instructions:

http://www.gigabyte.com/webpage/20/...



#1
May 7, 2013 at 19:54:12
Just a suggestion.
Don't update the BIOS, until you experiance a problem with the mainboard.
Otherwise, it mostly do not make things working better.

Never touch a running system!


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#2
May 7, 2013 at 20:34:07
The .exe file was probably a self extracting zip file. The extracted file(s) would do the bios update. Normally there would be instructions on the download page or maybe a README file would be part of the download and explain how to use it.

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#3
May 8, 2013 at 05:41:18
I would agree with Paulsep. Unless you are updating the BIOS to fix a specific known problem, don't do it. It will achieve nothing and if you get it wrong, could render your system useless.

If it isn't broke, don't fix it.

Stuart


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May 8, 2013 at 08:00:59
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"The current bios is either FA, FB, FD, or FE. I am trying to update to FHL"

FHL is a beta BIOS, are you sure that's what you want? And how is it that you don't know which BIOS version you currently have? All you need to do is look at the screen during bootup.

If you double click on the .EXE file you downloaded, it will unpack itself. The 3 files in the folder will be:

autoexec.bat
FLASHSPI.EXE
M57SLS42.FHl

Do you know what to do from there? Have you ever flashed a BIOS before? If you do it incorrectly you could possibly turn your board into a doorstop. Make sure you actually NEED the BIOS update, if not, leave it be. Here's the instructions:

http://www.gigabyte.com/webpage/20/...


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#5
May 8, 2013 at 12:00:38
Yes, BIOS updates are not like routine updates in Windows - they actually flash the chip so that it is permanently (or semi-permanently) changed. Only do so when essential.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
May 8, 2013 at 21:18:02
Sorry for the late response, but I have got it done. I forgot to mention that I needed the AM2+ support for an upcoming CPU upgrade. The only data that was shown about the BIOS was that it was from 2007. Finally, I did get it working, and used @BIOS to install, worked perfectly. Thanks for the info. Thanks also Riider for mentioning the Beta, completely looked over.

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#7
May 9, 2013 at 07:35:56
Well done and thanks for popping back to let us know.

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