Back up Bios and mod for HP a6432f

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  1. jeedee4

    jeedee4 MDL Junior Member

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    I have a HP a6432f that I would like to modify the Bios, however there is no Bios update for this model on the HP site.

    I try downloading the sp37190.exe update because it is for the same type of board the M2N68-LA but I keep getting errors when trying to update the Bios, even if I try to update it with the not mod file.

    I get an error saying "system bios image is bad or invalid"

    I am wondering if there is a way to back up the current BIOS, then mod it and reload it

    Thank you
     
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    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    jeedee4 MDL Junior Member

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    IS a Phoenix - AwardBios
     
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    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    That's an Award Bios.
    You can use AWDFlash from DOS to make a backup.
    Make a Bootable USB or Floppy and copy AWDFlash onto that and reboot with it in.
    Then type:
    awdflash a:backup.bin /sy /pn

    Then hit enter.
     
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    jeedee4 MDL Junior Member

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    #5 jeedee4, Apr 26, 2010
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    Thank you

    I was able to back up the bios and mod it with the slic 2.1, now what will be the procedure to update the bios on this board??

    Do I use the same AWDFlash program or do I use the AWD873 that I have also

    When I use the following comand "AWDflash backup.bin" i get an error

    Thank you