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BOAMOT-443 - Stone / MSI H61M-P31/W8 - Latest Stone Production BIOS

Article ID: 315
Last updated: 13 Feb, 2016
Article ID: 315
Last updated: 13 Feb, 2016
Revision: 12
Views: 2315
Posted: 30 Apr, 2014
by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 13 Feb, 2016
by Andrew Sharrad

BIOS Files Available

There are several BIOS flashes available for the Stone / MSI H61M-P31/W8 (BOAMOT-443).

Current

  • The latest Official Stone BIOS 3.63 (this BIOS also solves an issue regarding erroneous memory test failures and sporadic Stop 0x0000001A Memory Management / Memory_Management blue screens of death (BSOD)).

Previous

How to Flash the BIOS in DOS

  • Download one of the BIOS flash files above and extract it to a Windows 98SE bootable USB key (this will work with the existing BIOS as it is a removable drive)
  • Make sure the problem system is powered off.
  • Connect the BIOS update USB pen drive
  • Turn the system on and use the F11 key to obtain the boot menu (look for USB KEY in the menu).
  • Boot from the USB key and run the FLASH.BAT utility.

Note: If your systems are running Windows 8.x, to boot from a Windows 98SE USB pen drive you may need to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS (Advanced > Secure Boot > Disabled). An alternative method of updating the BIOS is to go into the BIOS and to use the M-FLASH menu - this will remove the need for changing any BIOS settings.

How to Flash the BIOS in Windows

A windows flash tool is available. This needs to be run with Administrative Privileges.

  • Use the flash32.bat file if running 32bit / x86 Windows
  • Use the flash64.bat file if running 64bit Windows

When to Flash The BIOS

We recommend that you only update your BIOS if you are experiencing a product issue or if you have been advised to perform the upgrade by Stone Support.

Reminder: During the BIOS update process do not disconnect or turn off the power as this will render the system inoperable.

Applies to:

  • Stone systems based on the MSI H61M-P31/W8 motherboard (BOAMOT-443)

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Article ID: 315
Last updated: 13 Feb, 2016
Revision: 12
Views: 2315
Posted: 30 Apr, 2014 by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 13 Feb, 2016 by Andrew Sharrad
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