Question trouble updating bios

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Hey, I have a foxconn h61mxv motherboard I'm trying to update and I keep getting an error :Bios is write-protected. I put the MFG to pin 2-3 , according to foxconn's pinout. The guide I followed to get here is as follows https://www.biosflash.com/e/bios-update.htm#flashtabelle . I also tried using a different guide and got Error:200; https://hardforum.com/threads/how-to-update-bios-foxconn-motherboard-h67s-lga-1155.1661637/ . Any help would be appreciated, I don't have much experience, and could use assistance to avoid damages.
 

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I hope you know that the wrong BIOS file or even the wrong procedure can and will brick your motherboard leaving you with an expensive paperweight. Might I ask where you sourced the BIOS file from? I'd also ask you to not go ahead any further. The issue with a board tat doesn't have official support will mean that you're relying on (usually unreliable) third party sources.

Out of curiosity, did you move the .ROM/BIOS file onto a FAT32 formatted USB drive and then tried to boot into BIOS' GUI?
 
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I understand, and I realize the risk, it's basically an all or nothing situation my reasoning being I have no use for it without the bios update, I need the bios update according to myself and others who helped me on this site for the gpu I have to work. I've tried everything else (testing psu, cpu, ram, etc making sure everything is working).

Bios update seems the only last thing I can go on, and I'm already planning on ordering another mobo in case this doesn't work out, I got nothing to lose. I got the bios from https://www.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=1866127 as well as another one, in case that one didn't work, from https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/BIOS/FOXCONN/Foxconn-H61MXV-BIOS-C12F1P04.shtml .

I did try to flash the bios using a fomatted fat-32 usb with a flashtool and bios on the root of the usb and using dos commands to flash it. This is when I got the two different errors using two different programs, one being afudos and the other being fpt. I appreciate any insight as to what the next best course of action would be most reasonable, considering that I have no use for this mobo unless it works with my r9 390 graphics card.

Returning is unfortunately out of the question and selling it wouldn't be worth it as well considering how little money it's worth, in my opinion. I'm stuck with being an all or nothing kind of dude.

Question: when you said said 'booting into the bios' gui' I'm not sure what you mean. When I start bios setup all the options I have is to change boot priority, which I did change priority to usb, so my usb runs the dos and I can input the command afudos /i'bios name' /pbnc for example.

I wish my bios had an option to flash the bios using it's own tool on startup. I tried hitting f2 to start a bios utility but it didn't work. Am I missing something? I know anyone else would've quit by now, but I suppose I'm one of those people that doesn't gives up until, well, all reasonable options are exhausted.
 
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