If you have a non-UEFI AMI BIOS and want to access some hidden features or menus, you may need to use some tools to modify your BIOS ROM file. One of the tools you can use is AMIBCP, which stands for AMI BIOS Configuration Program. AMIBCP is a utility that allows you to edit various settings and parameters in AMI BIOS ROM files.
However, not all versions of AMIBCP are compatible with all versions of AMI BIOS. Depending on the ROM Build version of your BIOS, you may need to use a different version of AMIBCP. For example, if you have an AMIBIOS8 ROM file, which is indicated by the AFUDOS version 4.2x or higher, you may need to use AMIBCP 3.13, 3.37 or 3.51[^1^]. These versions of AMIBCP can open AMIBIOS8 ROM files and allow you to view and edit the settings and menus.
To use AMIBCP, you need to have a copy of your BIOS ROM file, which you can either download from your motherboard manufacturer's website or dump using AFUDOS. Then, you need to open the ROM file with AMIBCP and navigate to the Setup Configuration section. There, you can see the list of menus and submenus in your BIOS, as well as the settings and options within each menu. You can also see the access level and visibility of each menu and setting. If you want to unlock a hidden menu or setting, you need to change its access level to USER and its visibility to Not Hidden. Then, you need to save the modified ROM file and flash it back to your BIOS using AFUDOS.
Be careful when using AMIBCP, as modifying the wrong settings or flashing a corrupted ROM file can damage your BIOS and make your system unbootable. Always backup your original ROM file before making any changes and follow the instructions carefully. Use AMIBCP at your own risk.What is AFUDOS and How to Use It
AFUDOS is a DOS-based utility that allows you to flash or update your AMI BIOS firmware. You can use AFUDOS to backup your current BIOS, update your BIOS with a new ROM file, or restore your BIOS from a previous backup. AFUDOS is compatible with AMI BIOS ROM files that have an .ROM or .BIN extension.
To use AFUDOS, you need to have a bootable DOS disk or USB drive, a copy of the AFUDOS.exe file, and a copy of the BIOS ROM file that you want to flash. You can download the AFUDOS.exe file from the AMI website or from your motherboard manufacturer's website. You can also download the BIOS ROM file from your motherboard manufacturer's website or use the one that you have backed up previously.
Once you have prepared the bootable DOS disk or USB drive, copy the AFUDOS.exe file and the BIOS ROM file to it. Then, restart your computer and boot from the DOS disk or USB drive. You will see a command prompt where you can type commands to run AFUDOS.
The basic syntax of AFUDOS is:
AFUDOS [filename] [options]
where [filename] is the name of the BIOS ROM file that you want to flash, and [options] are optional parameters that you can use to modify the flashing process. Some of the common options are:
/O - Save current BIOS to file
/I - Flash new BIOS with file
/P - Flash new BIOS without boot block
/B - Flash new BIOS without boot block and ESCD
/N - Flash new BIOS without NVRAM
/C - Destroy CMOS checksum after flashing
/E - Erase NVRAM after flashing
/K - Flash new BIOS with ROM ID
/L - Specify ROM ID for flashing
/X - Don't check ROM ID when flashing
/Q - Silent execution
/R - Reboot after flashing
/ - Display help message
For example, if you want to backup your current BIOS to a file called backup.rom, you can type:
AFUDOS backup.rom /O
If you want to flash your BIOS with a new file called update.rom and reboot after flashing, you can type:
AFUDOS update.rom /I /R
Before using AFUDOS, make sure that you have a stable power supply and do not interrupt the flashing process. If the flashing fails or is interrupted, your BIOS may become corrupted and your system may not boot. In that case, you may need to use a recovery method such as boot block recovery or crisis recovery disk. 061ffe29dd