After about two hours of tinkering I managed to access the BIOS.fairly frustrated at this point, as I had already spent hours trying to fix the issue and had a days work planned, I existed the BIOS and was greeted with the Q-FLASH UTILITY SCREEN.Most of its features are present with the 890FX except for the new SLI and the updated HT from 3.0 to now 3.1.The new HT 3.1 supports higher bus frequency now from the previous 2.6Ghz to now a higher bandwidth of 3.2Ghz. Unless you're having stability issues or issues that are unresolvable without a BIOS update, don't update the BIOS.Generally, I always update the BIOS before RMA'ing any hardware after troubleshooting hardware related BSODs to make sure a recent BIOS wasn't the only thing necessary.
my machine seems to be in the same idle state that it was before (only before it was a black screen after pushing the on button). tl;dr - white screen after "clicking" update bios after receiving q-flash screen. Has my motherboard just reached the end of it's life? from what i have tried to understand is that i download the bios from gigabyte website with the correct rev, put it on a clean usb which has been formatted and put only the one file that was extracted from the bios onto the usb which has a f8 type file.I then reboot and enter bios, then press f8 to enter qflash and then find the file and update.As I’ve noticed a fair bit of visitors interested in my post of Windows 7 and Network Controller Deep Sleep Mode problem, I thought I should write a “clean” version of the post (basically the fix for the problem minus my ramblings 🙂 ) The problem starts when the computer goes into sleep/standby mode, a few components of the PC including the network controller (or adapter) are turned off.The issue occurs when the PC wakes up and power to everything is restored.If you determine to flash BIOS, you are taking a personal risk of BIOS flash failure.