GIBABYTE really need to warn people about updating to F9 through Windows!!!!!
QuoteGIBABYTE really need to warn people about updating to F9 through Windows!!!!! I have been updating bios for almost 20 yrs. In that time I have had only one that went bad. I have used the windows a couple of times because I had too. I had a EVGA board one time that had 3 bios. You could switch between all 3 by a switch on the board. The first bios was bad. Booted the computer on the 2nd bois. Switch it to the 1st bios and update in windows. But again I cross my fingers and it work.When it comes to bios update I'm still old school. I'll always do it with in the bios, Flash drive or really old the 3-1/2 floppy. Once it is done I'll always shut it down clear the cmos and pull the battery. Updating a bios is a really touch and go kind of update. I will not update a bios unless I'm really having a problem. Because it is there doesn't mean you have to do it. Plus that goes with driver updates too. I have a saying about updates. If is isn't broke don't fix it.
midimanuser ,And now that you have recovered you system, switch BIOS 2 off. Use the switches (top right corner) on board. If needed disable BIOS 1 and enable 2 for recovery should something like this happen again. I'm still running F8 with 4th Gen CPU. You can run F9 with any CPU the board supports safely. As dmdilks pointed out, do not use @BIOS to update your BIOS in windows. Always QFlash. I'm never going to put a Broadwell processor on this board, so my BIOS 2 will always be F8 regardless of what BIOS 1 becomes. And honestly unless something changes dramatically, there is no reason to flash.