How do I back up an AsRock bios?

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  1. ImpetuousRacer

    ImpetuousRacer MDL Member

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    #1 ImpetuousRacer, Sep 13, 2012
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    So I picked up an AsRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Motherboard. Their site lists only one bios version, the initial release of 1.10.
    However, when the board arrived, it has version 1.20 already installed on it.

    I searched and found that you can use AFUWIN to backup. It looks like AsRock's exe file for the BIOS is AFUWIN, but with the BIOS pre-loaded in.
    -Is there a standalone version of AFUWIN I can use to backup the file? If so, which version do I use and where can I download it? (I'm on a 64 OS)

    Also, with the DOS tool, AsRock's exe also seems like AFUDOS with the BIOS rolled in. Which version of AFUDOS is the correct version to use on AsRock boards?
    Could I just use AFUDOS to backup?

    Once I have the ROM file, I will use AMITool 1.62 to mod, then flash with the correct AFUDOS. Thanks for the help!
     
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  3. ImpetuousRacer

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    #3 ImpetuousRacer, Sep 13, 2012
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    I downloaded the tool, and when I try to run it, I get the error message "The kernel library is invalid!". Tried it on Dell laptop and also Asus motherboard so far.

    Also, do you know which version of AFUDOS I should download to flash? Thanks.
     
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    Extract the exe from the archive & run it as admin.
     
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  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    try AFU877.EXE or afu860a.exe
    or afudos 2.36
    from pure dos (not freedos)
     
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    #6 ImpetuousRacer, Sep 13, 2012
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    I did this.
    Fortunately it worked on the AsRock motherboard and I was able to do a backup.
    However, my Asus P6X58D-E and Dell Latitude E6410 get the error.

    I've posted this in the BIOS backup forum so someone may be able to help there. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction for the AsRock board!
     

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    Sorry, could you elaborate on the difference between pureDos and free dos.
     
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    He means pure DOS environment.

    You can use FreeDOS.
     
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    #9 LatinMcG, Sep 14, 2012
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    on a very rare occasion i had issues with freedos not working same as pure ms dos no himem.
    90% it works. depending on the exe