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    Posted: 26 Dec 2019 at 11:47pm
MB: X470 Gaming ITX/ac
BIOS: 3.60

I have updated my motherboard BIOS many times in past without issue. With the new BIOS file, I cannot get the UEFI InstantFlash to recognize a suitable BIOS file. I can only format USB drive as exFAT, not FAT32. I don't remember if this was possible previously.
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It should be possible. What is the capacity of the USB flash drive?

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Originally posted by jdillipl jdillipl wrote:

It should be possible. What is the capacity of the USB flash drive?

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Unfortunately I cannot format it as FAT32, even using PowerShell or Command Prompt. It is 64 GB. I used same drive previously, too, but now I can't even get the motherboard to recognize the old BIOS files.
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Did you try Powershell or Command Prompt run as Administrator?

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My mistake, sorry. Windows will not format a drive (or partition) larger than 32GB as FAT32. Do you have a smaller USB flash drive?

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Well, I just reformatted drive as NTFS and it worked.
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Congratulations, your system board and BIOS will read NTFS. This is not guaranteed, hence the recommendation to use FAT32. So you got your BIOS updated?

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Yes, it flashed BIOS without issue. So we have to keep tiny USB drives on hand now to update ASRock BIOS?
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Smaller than 32GB, or get a third party formatting utility.

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