I bought my motherboard as an open box item 3 years ago or so. I think that bios have need to be updated since I bought the motherboard. When I put the computer to sleep one of the hard drives disappears. Plus it just doesn't seem to start as quickly as it should. I have avoided updating the BIOS because I want to use the flash drive method to accomplish this .A long while ago I heard that a fair amount of people were running into serious problems when trying to update the bios is a a flash drive. There is an alternative method to do this but, it involves unplugging the power cord from the wall. I use a wheelchair so it would be very difficult for me to reach this. Any advice would be appreciated. I just want to be sure that I do not wind up screwing up my system.