4 Replies Latest reply: May 28, 2010 4:18 AM by MaTudre RSS

    [SOLVED] DG33FB, Windows 7 and BIOS update problem


      I don't seem to be able to update my bios for the DG33FB mobo.

      Current BIOS version is 0293 and i am trying to update it to 0572 to possible fix my problems.


      Express BIOS updates reboots machine, i get black picture for 20 secs and then it reboots and tells that:

      "This firmware has detected that CMOS Checksum error occurred" and press enter to continue...

      Then it goes back to win7 and like nothing happened and Express says that bios update was succesful, which it wasnt. I still have 0293.


      Then i tried to make a win7 boot disk and thru Repair --> Command Prompt to run iFLash. Cant be done.


      Then i made a win98boot disk and booted with that. Tried running:

      iflash2 /pf DP0572.BIO


      It read that iflash2 version something something for 20 secs in the screen and then the pc reboots and i once again get the same checksum error.


      What i am supposed to do now?


      Do i have to put the BIOS Configuration Jumper to the Configure mode before running BIOS update? There were no mention of this in the mobo manual.


      I am just about to throw this pc of my window cos i spent over 6h trying to update BIOS without luck.

      HELP ME! Why wont it update it? Google was no help on this matter. So this community is my last resort.

        • 1. Re: DG33FB, Windows 7 and BIOS update problem


          Try the recovery method, i find it to be the most reliable http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm

          • 2. Re: DG33FB, Windows 7 and BIOS update problem

            That I was thinking too when reading this forum. But I still have my doubts about that.

            So basically i just take the cmos setting jumper away and insert USB (non bootable) stick with nothing but the BIO file in it and start the pc.

            Does it make any difference if the stick is fat32 or ntfs?

            Well, i am gonna give it a try...

            • 3. Re: DG33FB, Windows 7 and BIOS update problem

              i think it is the BIOS config juymper not cmos jumper but yeh thats it. fat32 works for me. just make sur ethat if you dont get anything on screen which sometimes happen that you are sure that the system has stopped reading from teh pendrive. Also take out any cd or othere usb devices like keyboards and mouse you dont need them and sometimes the update can get stuck with themm in

              • 4. Re: DG33FB, Windows 7 and BIOS update problem

                It worked.

                I did the recovery method with fat32 USB stick.


                Though after that my computer just showed black screen and everything was running but nothing happened.

                Restarted and i was able to get to BIOS. Changed one value (ram from manual to automatic) and after that i got 3 peeps and black screen again. Restarted --> black screen. Restarted  --> it went to Windows 7. I almost got a heart attack when it seemed like it made my rig peep and go black...


                It seems that i now also got the thing that my PC wont shut down from OFF button but it just restarts itself.


                Well, at least i am in the windows now. Let's hope that nothing unexpected comes in the future...

                Now i just hope that this update will fix my random reboots with this mobo and Win7.... Damn Kernel Power 41 error...