Need Instructions for flash modded bios

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  1. Capum130

    Capum130 MDL Member

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    #1 Capum130, Oct 6, 2011
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    I have a AMI bios v2.3. mobo MSI 945gcm7-f; ms-7507 [v1.0 (?)]
    I don't have a floppy disk drive. I do have support for booting from USB, i've updated manufactured BIOS through msi liveupdate utility, so it went all automatic, thus i don't know how to proceed regarding 'manually' flashing modded BIOS. I have within the modded bios zip a .230 and .XRM-MS file type. I don't know how to proceed. the help file from my BIOS manufacturer is outdated since it explains using a floppy disk drive.
    I have digged some MDL forums sections, I read about afudos, flash DOS, usb boot disk. Still helpless.
     
  2. drewbug

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    Flashing in DOS is recommended, but if you don't want to use a floppy and your computer doesn't support booting from USB then you can just flash from within Windows.

    You have an AMI BIOS, so you'll need to download this from AMI's website, extract it, and locate the AMIWIN.exe file inside.

    Make sure you're not running any other programs, and have closed out of any anti-virus/firewall software, and then run AMIWIN.exe and select your BIOS file, which, from the looks of things, is called "A7507IMS_SLIC.230".

    The .XRM-MS file is for activating Windows. You'll need to do that *after* you've flashed your BIOS. For help, you can refer to parts F-a and F-b of :orb:The Official Windows 7 Repository.

    Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions or need any help :)
     
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    #3 Capum130, Oct 7, 2011
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    thanks for above
    I go with DOS flash method. Don't have floppy case. my bios does support booting from USB. (i updated 2.1->2.3 via msi utility which automaitcally built USB flash disk on its setup program) = it's why i don't know how the procedure was runned.
    so if you don't mind, explain DOS method.
    Apreciate your helpful instructions
     
  4. drewbug

    drewbug MDL Member

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    No problem, I enjoy helping =)

    To make a DOS USB flash disk, you'll want to follow the steps on this page.

    Once you've done that, copy the "AFUD4234.exe" and "A7507IMS_SLIC.230" files in your modded BIOS's archive to the root of your USB drive, restart the computer, and boot it from USB.

    At the DOS prompt, type "AFUD4234.exe A7507IMS_SLIC.230" to flash your BIOS.

    Let me know if you have any trouble :)
     
  5. Capum130

    Capum130 MDL Member

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    Is my system AMIBIOS Core 7.xx or AMIBIOS8?

    should I rename to "A7507IMS.230" ?
     
  6. drewbug

    drewbug MDL Member

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    Your system is AMIBIOS8.

    Renaming is probably a good idea, to work with the way DOS handles filenames. Just make sure you don't get the files confused.

    Let me know how it goes, then :)
     
  7. Capum130

    Capum130 MDL Member

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    I just downloaded HPUSBFW 2.1.8 cracked by DavidXXW >>ifile.it/872s9t4
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    Version 2.06 Bootable USB Drive.rar >> sendspace.com/file/lf5mem
    but still, couldn't reach the BOOT folder.
    Do you have the files ?
     
  8. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Did u make it bootable?? & what is BOOT folder??
     
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    following the steps in NoJuan999's thread forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/8909-Make-A-bootable-USb-drive-For-Flashing-From-DOS
     
  10. Tito

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    Hmm.... Just follow this:

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    Make sure that u open the tool as admin!!!
     
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    Tito, read above please. Actually, my issue is where the folder with BOOT files are...
    There is a boot folder zipped at the second link (sendspace.com/file/lf5mem) with command.com, io.sys, msdos.sys. But the extrated folder only exhibits 1 file = command.com.
    regards
     
  12. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Well, u just need the cracked exe by DavidXXW, which has those files integrated.... u don't need to use NoJuan's method, which is rather complicated!!!

    And io.sys and msdos.sys can't be visible as they are protected system files... either u have to use another explorer like 7-zip File Manager to see them or change the setting in the Windows Explorer ;) :D
     
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    #13 Capum130, Oct 19, 2011
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    Integrated, i understood .

    >Would be Folder options> View tab> Hide protected operating system files (recommended). ?