How update Bios? Help! D:

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  1. Pentagesimal

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    #1 Pentagesimal, Jan 15, 2014
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    I have a 990XA-GD55 (MSI Military class II) and I want to update the bios with a Pendrive... but I don't know how to, lol.
    So, I would be so grateful if someone could help me :D

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Pentagesimal

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    #3 Pentagesimal, Jan 15, 2014
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    I don't know how to do the point 3 ''boot system to DOS mode and type the update package name''. help :eek:

    Note: I don't have any OS Installed in my computer, so I have to do it with out window's tools
     
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    You need to create a DOS bootable pen drive using this.
     
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    The program say it can't do it because it only support Iso files that have ''Bootmgr/winPE,isolunix, or efi''

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    I dowloaded the Bios update from MSI website, and it's ''.Exe'', I changed it to ''.Iso'' But it still don't work D:
     
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  7. Pentagesimal

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    #7 Pentagesimal, Jan 15, 2014
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    I am stuck at the part where I have to select some options in the DOS, it's say something like this=

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    AMI FIRMWARE UPDATE UTILITY(APTIO) V2.30
    COPYRIGHT (C)2011 AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Usage: AFUDOS <ROM FILE NAME> [OPTION 1] [OPTION 2]...
    OR
    AFUDOS <INPUT OR OUTPUT FILE NAME> <COMMAND>
    OR
    AFUDOS <COMMAND>

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    Commands
    - /O Save current ROM image to file
    - /U Get and display ROM ID from BIOS ROM file
    - /S Refer to Option: /S
    - /D Verification test of given ROM File without flashing BIOS.
    - /A Refer to Option: /A
    - /clmevnlog - refer to options:/clmevnlog

    Options

    - /P Program main bios image
    - /B Program Boot Block
    - /N Program NVRAM
    - /E Program Embedded Controller block if present
    - /K Program all non-critical blocks and ROM Holes
    - /Kn Program n'th non-critical block or ROM Hole only (0>= n <=7)
    - /Q Quiet mode enable
    - /REBOOT Reboot after update BIOS done
    - /X Do not check ROM ID
    - /S Display current system's BIOS ROM ID
    - /R Preserve all SMBIOS structures during programming.
    - /Rn Preserve SMBIOS type N during programming.
    - /ECUF Update EC BIOS when newer version is detected.
    - /Shutdown Shutdown after programming.
    - /HOLE: Upate sepcific ROM Hole according to RomHole GUID.
    - /HOLEOUT: Save specific ROM Hole according to given GUID.
    - /SP Preserve Setup setting.
    - /EC Program Embedded Controller Block.(Flash Type)
    - /MEUF Program ME Ignition Firmware Block.
    - /ME Program ME Entire Firmware Block.(only support DOS and WinPE platform)
    - /CAF Compare ROM file's data with Systems is different or not, if not then cancel related update.
    - /A Oem Activation file.

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    Note:
    The Bios files I have in the pendrive are:

    -AFUDE238.exe
    -E7640AMS.M50

    Note 2:
    990XA-GD55 (MS-7640) V22.5 BIOS Release <--- The update I want to install


    Thanks :D
     
  8. Pentagesimal

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    help plz D:
     
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    See step 8 here
     
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    No matter what, before updating BIOS, I always first load optimised defaults (is it valid anymore??)
    Before updating BIOS, I take a USB drive, format it to FAT32 (which is default anyway), and copy the BIOS.
    BIOS updating in most motherboards has become a lot easier now.
    In ASUS motherboard, I go to BIOS, advanced setup, tools, then ezflash. It automatically sees the USB and the BIOS file, and on prompt, starts updating the BIOS.
    That is it.

    ASUS also has a cool BIOS flashback where I can downgrade BIOS anytime to a previous version.
     
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