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Hi,could someone explain to me how to update the bios on a foxconn a690gm2ma-8ekrs2h mobo,my computer does not have a floppy drive,is it possible to do this live online,any help would be very much appreciated.

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  • atticman01 Mar 15, 2008

    Hi iqbal, i followed your instructions,downloaded and extracted the files, now i have a 512kb rom file, a 34kb batch file, and a 112kb application file called afudos, but i cannot open any of the files, when i try to open the application file i get a black dos box on screen for 1 second and thats all, i would appreciate any further instructions,

    Many Thanks

  • atticman01 Mar 16, 2008

    Hi iqbal,
    we are getting very close {lol} i followed all your instrutions right until the last key and i got a message saying something like programme does not work with this operating system,i am sorry i should have said earlier that i was using vista ultimate,and i assume that this programme is for xp,is there a simular programme that will work with vista, or would it be easier to setup a temporary hdd with xp installed on it, and upgrade bios that way,sorry about this and i really appreciate your help.


  • atticman01 Mar 16, 2008

    Hi iqbal,i just setup a temp hdd with win xp installed and went through the whole process again but still im getting a error message saying This program cannot run under this operating system,on both vista & xp the process works fine right up until i see c:\newbios> then i type afu and press enter,thats when i get error message,wonder what problem might be.


  • atticman01 Mar 17, 2008

    Hi again iqbal, i finally got bios updated through foxconns live update,but it did not solve my problem, which was bios would not hold info,even with a new battery fitted,so i guess mobo is just faulty, Many thanks for your help,which im sure would have sorted my problem,if the board had not been faulty.

    Best Regards:



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Yaa its possible. Click on the following link:

it will open the page from where you can download your driver.
What you have to do on this page is to type a code (display in a gray box) and then press on the link agains download. It will down load a zip archieve file. Extract the files and run the installation and enjoy.....:))


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    Iqbal Husain Mar 16, 2008

    Thats great friend.

    1. The rom file is the data to be updated to your BIOS

    2. The batch file is installer, which uses exe file with parameters

    3. The exe file is updater application.

    Now what you have to do is to copy all the files in a same folder, lets say 'C:\newbios\'.

    Now if you want to see the message display by installer you should follow the following instruction.

    Step 1.) Start-> Run

    Step2.) Type CMD and press enter key.

    ..........It will open DOS prompt for you.

    ..........Like C:\WINDOWS (or it might be any other, don't worry about it.

    Step 3.) type this command cd\newbios and press enter, (assuming that you have copied all files in newbios folder of C driv.)

    Now your command prompt must be look like C:\NEWBIOS>

    if you got it then ok otherwise type EXIT and press return it will close your DOS command prompt, and try again from step 1.

    Step 4.) Type the bat file name i.e. AFU and press return.

    and now your bios is upgraded with a new version.



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    Iqbal Husain Mar 16, 2008

    The program is not OS specific, Its only to write some code to your ROM. Any way can you write the actuall error message, it will help me to analys whats going on.

    and you are welcome any time... hahaha its my pleasure to helping peoples




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