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    BIOS 2301 for Z490-I Gaming is broken.

    I've also had the same problem when updating the BIOS to version 2301. I.e., the system keeps booting and turning off without posting. Also had to perform a flashback to get it running again. Nuts.

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    Weird. The guy I talked to walked me through some troubleshooting steps and concluded that it's a BIOS issue after I explained that the problem began with the update. A lot of companies these days seem to jump straight to RMA and have little interest in actual support. Maybe it costs them less to RMA than to pay someone to help fix these problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snaptrap View Post
    Weird. The guy I talked to walked me through some troubleshooting steps and concluded that it's a BIOS issue after I explained that the problem began with the update. A lot of companies these days seem to jump straight to RMA and have little interest in actual support. Maybe it costs them less to RMA than to pay someone to help fix these problems.
    *Facepalm* I guess we will all just have to wait for the next bios revision and hope it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snaptrap View Post
    Weird. The guy I talked to walked me through some troubleshooting steps and concluded that it's a BIOS issue after I explained that the problem began with the update. A lot of companies these days seem to jump straight to RMA and have little interest in actual support. Maybe it costs them less to RMA than to pay someone to help fix these problems.
    I should add that I tried the process twice. My system is pretty solid and I've never had any previous issues with any BIOS updates on this board.

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    Just had a similar issue on a brand new build. Although mine booted just fine after the 2301 flash. My issue started when running the Intel ME from MoKiChU's post https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...ntel-ME-(Z490)
    I ran the check as admin which it was an older version then what the file on this page is so I then ran the install as admin. It went through the update process and went to hell after reboot into this boot loop that is described here. Click goes the psu, fans barely spool up, and rgb comes on then shuts off. Rinse repeat to the sum of 20+ times until I force shut it down with the hopes it would finish what it needs to do on reboot and nope. Right back to the cycle.

    Sounds like using USB flashback to the previous bios could potentially fix it so running that next I guess.

    UPDATE

    Bios USB Flashback to 2201 got me back in and Intel ME is still on version 14.1.60.1790. All is fine and well until flashing to 2301 again. This is where the boot loop starts all over again.

    SO YOU CAN'T UPDATE TO THE NEWEST INTEL ME 14.1.60.1790 IF ON 2301 ALREADY AND YOU ALSO CAN'T UPDATE TO 2301 IF ALREADY ON INTEL ME 14.1.60.1790.

    Anyone know how to get Asus to actually look into this issue? I know they virtually don't bother with these forums.
    Last edited by scgt1; 10-24-2021 at 01:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francisackon View Post
    Has anyone tried the new bios of ROG STRIX Z490-I GAMING?
    I did and upgrade to this new one and my pc kept restarting without stopping
    until i did Bios flash back
    Any help
    Quote Originally Posted by danne_007 View Post
    i didnt have any problems when i updated the bios.. now it has full windows 11 suport
    Quote Originally Posted by hankcnyc View Post
    I had the exact same issue. Had to flash back to the previous version of BIOS. Now waiting for ASUS to release a new BIOS to fix this.

    I also encountered this boot loop problem (not even posting) when I tried to enable ReSize BAR support with 0901. At the time I didn't know of the flashback function so had to disconnect my GPU to use my integrated GPU to get the motherboard to boot properly (and entering BIOS again to disable ReSize BAR). This time I initially thought it was the ReSize BAR function causing the issue but disconnecting the GPU didn't work.
    Quote Originally Posted by kvarq View Post
    Z490 bioses are FUBAR since the RocketCrap Odyssey, the only solution is to use an older stable bios (if these are still available, as some versions have been removed in the meantime)
    Z590 is a mess, now Z490 is the same
    the so-called W11 support is on the way, what could go wrong? =))

    now seriously, if it is too hard for the Asus technicians to make 10th and 11the running properly in one go, maybe they should release separate versions for each generation, at least to leave clean Z490 for 10th
    there is no supervising and quality control of the dev team outcome, if I would be management, I would fire everyone there
    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainlifter View Post
    logged in after a long time to report the same thing: Z490-I, flashed to 2301 (using EZflash and later with bios flashback) and it repeatedly turned on and off with no display. I did a bios flashback to 2201 and it is working again. Stressful.

    EDIT: In this link, it still says "under testing" next to the Z490-I https://www.asus.com/microsite/mothe...s-win11-ready/

    If all we want is the Win11 support, perhaps we can simply use the manual method mentioned in the link.
    Quote Originally Posted by Legolas View Post
    Hello francisackon,
    It seems if anyone wants to update to latest bios from 2003, you have to ask the Asus repair center to flash it for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Snaptrap View Post
    Every time I reboot my computer, it completely shuts down during bootup while using BIOS 2301. I have a secondary ITX desktop that I built using MSI parts. No problems thus far.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hauser View Post
    I've also had the same problem when updating the BIOS to version 2301. I.e., the system keeps booting and turning off without posting. Also had to perform a flashback to get it running again. Nuts.

    Can all you do a troubleshooting step and verify which version of Intel ME F/W your running?
    Pull up the run command (windows key+R or by clicking the magnifying glass on the taskbar) then type Device Manager. Once in go to System Devices right click on Intel Management Engine Interface and Properties then select the Firmware tab

    Then report back which F/W version your running.

    I believe I discovered the issue yesterday and have been in contact with Asus Tech over the matter but having this information requested above will solidify the problem cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scgt1 View Post
    Can all you do a troubleshooting step and verify which version of Intel ME F/W your running?
    Pull up the run command (windows key+R or by clicking the magnifying glass on the taskbar) then type Device Manager. Once in go to System Devices right click on Intel Management Engine Interface and Properties then select the Firmware tab

    Then report back which F/W version your running.

    I believe I discovered the issue yesterday and have been in contact with Asus Tech over the matter but having this information requested above will solidify the problem cause.
    My FW version is actually 14.1.53.1649

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankcnyc View Post
    My FW version is actually 14.1.53.1649
    Interesting but is still beyond the newest that Asus has on the support site which is Version 14.1.51.1528 so that very well may be your issue with 2301 also. Again an issue with Asus not having newer versions of ME F/W authorized in the bios is my guess. Then again I'm not a computer programmer so not sure if that is how this stuff works but I assume it's something of that nature otherwise there really should be no issue in the pc's booting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scgt1 View Post
    Interesting but is still beyond the newest that Asus has on the support site which is Version 14.1.51.1528 so that very well may be your issue with 2301 also. Again an issue with Asus not having newer versions of ME F/W authorized in the bios is my guess. Then again I'm not a computer programmer so not sure if that is how this stuff works but I assume it's something of that nature otherwise there really should be no issue in the pc's booting.
    Is it possible to rollback the ME FW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hankcnyc View Post
    Is it possible to rollback the ME FW?
    I only tried to rollback with the officially supplied ME F/W from the Asus support page and was denied. Said ME F/W doesn't need to be updated. So not sure if there is a way around this or not. Guess lesson learned getting the newest released drivers etc from MoKiChU here on the forums. Only down side is security vulnerabilities etc that are fixed in things such as the ME F/W are usually months out for an official Asus release if they even do a release.

    Just look how far they are behind already. There are at least 2 ME F/W updates that have been released that aren't on the support page. Your version and the one I'm running. Could be others as I'm not sure where to check for all versions that are released.

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