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    Posted: 23 May 2017 at 1:04am
Hi everyone,

I have an X370 Killer SLI, currently running BIOS v1.3. Updating my BIOS seems to be an insurmountable challenge:

1. BIOS update is impossible, as BIOS v1.3 does not allow me to update via Instant Flash. 
2. DOS method - The supplied .exe does not run:

a. 'Unsupported 16-bit application' when I run the exe under Windows 10 cmd with administrative access
b. USB thumb drive bootable drive (Win 10) gives me something along the lines of 'incompatible system'
c. Rebuilt a 32-bit bootable Win 10, exe refuses to run as well.

Downloaded the right BIOS (v2.3) for the right board, so it's not like I got the wrong file.

Is anyone able to help me figure out how to update my BIOS?

Asrock, updating my BIOS shouldn't be this hard.
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i agree in 2017 updating the bios with old age dos is pretty shameful however

moaning about it wont get it done
so then
using windows download the bios file labelled DOS
google/search for a program called rufus and create a bootable usb drive
follow the instructions on asrock or on here to create the extracted files onto usb
reboot with either the usb set as primary boot device
or unplug the hard drive and it will use the usb as a boot drive
run the dos setup/bios flasher

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote datonyb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2017 at 1:25am
heres a link to the process which quite handily was/is the top sticky subject of this forum section

http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=5009&title=ryzen-dos-flashing-bios-files-here

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Originally posted by datonyb datonyb wrote:

i agree in 2017 updating the bios with old age dos is pretty shameful however

moaning about it wont get it done
so then
using windows download the bios file labelled DOS
google/search for a program called rufus and create a bootable usb drive
follow the instructions on asrock or on here to create the extracted files onto usb
reboot with either the usb set as primary boot device
or unplug the hard drive and it will use the usb as a boot drive
run the dos setup/bios flasher

Let me repeat, I've already created a bootable usb drive, and I've also said that any attempt to run the BIOS executable fails. Booting into prompt via USB isn't the problem, it's just that the supplied exe won't...well, execute. Used rufus, even resorted to Win10's Media Creation Tool, in the hope that would make the difference. Win 7, 10, 32-bit, 64-bit, makes no difference.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote datonyb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2017 at 1:29am
try another download of the bios file then and rewrite it to the bootable dos usb stick

it sounds like it wasnt written correctly

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Originally posted by datonyb datonyb wrote:

heres a link to the process which quite handily was/is the top sticky subject of this forum section

http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=5009&title=ryzen-dos-flashing-bios-files-here

Thanks for this; however, already tried this, it's the same file I had, used the file from the link anyway before I posted this, same issue, won't run.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote datonyb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2017 at 1:35am
im still thinking if it wont execute then its an issue with 'how' the exe file is written on the usb
checking basics here

but you have extracted it first etc ?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AgentK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2017 at 1:40am
Yup, absolutely. Honestly can't think of how else I could copy this, extracted the file onto desktop, drag and drop file directly onto thumb drive, same thing. 

Curious, the DOS version, is that designed to work in CMD while in Windows 10?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote datonyb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2017 at 1:51am
no
please DO NOT EVER TRY ANY WINDOWS BIOS FLASHING

it is such a risky way to try and rewrite the most important firmware ever
it is intended to run only in TRUE dos (not a windows shell)
the same applies to any windows based flashing tool its far too risky

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Thanks for the advice, and don't worry, never tried it. Just curious, as I've done literally everything I could possibly do, but the file just won't run, always throws incompatible system or not compatible with your operating system. This is the only file I can get my hands on, I know of no other way to flash this thing. 

As you can imagine, I can't get my 1700 and 3000MHz RAM to go a single increment above stock, fails to POST if I try to change anything. I am on the verge of junking this board and going ASUS.
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