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May 14, 2012 8:20:36 PM

I'm trying to update asrock'uefi with USB...i have a z68 what folder i must put the update file?

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a b δ ASRock
a c 330 V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 9:28:07 PM

It has to be empty, the USB stick and formatted Fat32 and than follow the procedure.
May 14, 2012 9:40:50 PM

so i've only to format the usb in fat32 and put the file on the usb without create any folder?
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a b δ ASRock
a c 330 V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 9:49:48 PM


ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS fl ash utility embedded in Flash ROM.
This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS
without entering operating systems fi rst like MS-DOS or Windows®.

With this utility, you can press <F6> key during the POST or press <F2> key to
BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash. Just launch this tool
and save the new BIOS fi le to your USB fl ash drive, fl oppy disk or hard
drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional fl oppy diskette or other complicated fl ash utility. Please
be noted that the USB fl ash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 fi le
May 14, 2012 9:55:43 PM

i did it! i downloaded the file z68p3m2.10 file the last bios versione for my mobo but instant flash doesn't recognized it...
a b δ ASRock
a c 330 V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 10:03:33 PM

Whats your mobo?
May 14, 2012 10:06:10 PM

asrock z68 pro3-m
a b δ ASRock
a c 330 V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 10:09:37 PM

Make sure u don't use the USB3 port!
May 14, 2012 10:16:56 PM

nothing...always says "no image file detected" could that fake extension? (.10)
a b δ ASRock
a c 330 V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 10:21:27 PM

Can u please tell me your procedure?
May 14, 2012 10:22:07 PM's not!i just tried....maybe a problem with the pen....
a b δ ASRock
a c 330 V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 10:23:12 PM

Method 1:

Save the BIOS files on a device such as USB disk (FAT32 format), hard disk (FAT32 format) and floppy drive.
Press <F2> during POST to get into BIOS setup menu.
Select the utility under [Smart] menu to execute it.
a b δ ASRock
a c 330 V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 10:23:20 PM

Method 2:

Save the BIOS files on a device such as USB disk (FAT32 format), hard disk (FAT32 format) and floppy drive.
Press <F6> when you see this (or similar) page.
May 14, 2012 10:25:53 PM

i accessed to instant flash utility with booth method but nothing appened, or nothing is recognized...
a b δ ASRock
a c 330 V Motherboard
May 14, 2012 10:26:35 PM

Could be the stick.

What model and brand is it?
January 14, 2013 5:21:55 PM

Sorry to pick up an old thread but I have the same issue.

Tried with two usb sticks - Toshiba and TDK, both formatted under FAT32.
Image file cannot be found.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

a b δ ASRock
a b V Motherboard
January 15, 2013 8:31:06 AM

You would get the same message if the downloaded BIOS is actually for another model. Please double-check the model name on the main page of UEFI setup:

The file that you download from ASRock's website is a zip file. It has to be unzipped first.

The USB stick has to be formatted as FAT32 and connected to a USB2.0 port as Nikorr mentioned.
January 15, 2013 7:30:42 PM

Hi Zjenep, thanks for the reply.

Yup - same bios, same motherboard - z68 Extreme 3 Gen3. BIOS confirms the model and current BIOS version - 1.20.

Tried three USB sticks today, all formatted as FAT32 and all tried in both USB ports at the back of the tower.
And yes, I am unizpping the archive, tried - 2.10, 2.20, 2.30 (all available for the mobo).

Even partitioned my HDD, small partition, FAT32, copied, zip, unzipped, just to check - same message.
I've put keyboard on a front port, so nothing else except keyboard in the front and USB stick at the back... no success.

I doubt that I should remove videocard, RAM, etc.

Rest of the setup is:
Radeon 7870
16GB RAM Kingston @ 1.5 V (4x4)
1TB HDD Seagate
1TB HDD WD Black

Oh and mild overclock at 4.2GHz, which was removed before I started update. BIOS is at defaults currently.
No troubles with the setup - everything runs smoothly, no blue screens, no fatal errors in log files.
a b δ ASRock
a b V Motherboard
January 16, 2013 6:16:36 AM

Hi deaglee, seems like you tried everything. Time to look for a workaround.

1. If you can find another Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 owner, maybe you can send him the chip and ask him to hotflash it with the latest BIOS version.

2. Some shops sell ROM chips flashed with the version you want to have. In Europe for example:

3. You can contact ASRock technical support and ask them nicely for a flashed chip. Maybe you'll get lucky. Or maybe they can offer an alternative update method that you can try.

Good luck!
January 16, 2013 5:04:27 PM

Well, guess I am running out of options.
Today tried to remove the Hard drives, even left only one stick of ram, everything that is not needed to run the pc and use the bios.

I've reset CMOS, entered BIOS and... "Image file could not be found"

Will see if anything from AsRock support comes up.

Thank you.

PS: I've attached external HDD drive to USB 2.0 at the back. Created a partition 200Mb, formatted it at FAT32, copied BIOS.
Turned off the pc, detached everything except keyboard and mentioned drive - voila, image found and successfully updated.

Hope this is useful for others, having the same issue.
May 11, 2016 7:40:14 PM

Just wanted to provide a quick response on this since I had similar issues with flashing the firmware on an asrock x99m 3.1 usb Motherboard. The asrock website is so poorly designed that it is very easy to confuse download locations and different boards. Also the fatality x99 and x99m have almost identical firmware download pages and for that matter similarly named upgrade files. If you get the message no image file detected there is a chance that you are simply downloading the wrong file. Double and triple check the file download location and name so that you know that you are downloading the proper firmware for your board. Other then that unzip the file and stick it in the top level of the usb and you are golden. F you asrock for making this dumbass bang a head against the wall for two nights.
2 minutes ago

nikorr said:
Make sure u don't use the USB3 port!

I was getting a missing image file but I had it in a 3.0 usb port. You saved me a lot of time, thanks for mentioning this. I had to thank you.