Acer Phoenix Bios - Serial Number and UUID gone

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Sylvester, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Sylvester

    Sylvester MDL Novice

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    After flashing my Phoenix Bios in DOS the Serial Number and UUID of my Bios/Mainboard were replaced with 1234567890123456 and a series of 010101...

    Is there any way to recover my original Serial Number and UUID?

    Thanks for your help in advance!
     
  2. Gradius

    Gradius MDL Member

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    #2 Gradius, Aug 11, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    You should always use this cmd on DOS:
    PHLASH16.exe /C /MODE=3 /R=3 /S /X /Z bios.wph

    In case of UUID just add this one:
    PHLASH16.exe /C /MODE=3 /R=3 /S /X /Z /UUID bios.wph

    Cannot be more simpler than that.

    Code:
    Phoenix WinPhlash Utility for DOS - Version 1.4. Build 57
    Copyright (c) Phoenix Technologies Ltd., 2000-2002
    
    USAGE:  PHLASH16 [options] [@rspfile] [romfile]
         romfile      Override the default BIOS image name BIOS.WPH with "file".
         @rspfile     Response file containing more options
         /A:n         32 bit address where to put the File Image.
         /B:file      Override the default BIOS image name BIOS.WPH with "file".
         /BBL         Program boot block.
         /BU[=name]   Backup flash memory into BIOS.BAK before programming.
                      If "name" specified, override the default filename BIOS.BAK.
         /C           Clear CMOS checksum after programming.
         /CS          Verify BIOS.WPH image checksum.
         /DMC:string  Specify chassis manufacturer DMI string.
         /DMM:string  Specify motherboard manufacturer DMI string.
         /DMS:string  Specify system manufacturer DMI string.
         /DOxx:string Specify OEM DMI string number xx.
         /DPC:string  Specify chassis product ID DMI string.
         /DPM:string  Specify motherboard product ID DMI string.
         /DPS:string  Specify system product ID DMI string.
         /DSC:string  Specify chassis serial number DMI string.
         /DSM:string  Specify motherboard serial number DMI string.
         /DSS:string  Specify system serial number DMI string.
         /DUS:string  Specify UUID DMI string.
         /DVC:string  Specify chassis version DMI string.
         /DVM:string  Specify motherboard version DMI string.
         /DVS:string    Specify system version DMI string.
         /DEV           Display device information from WPH file.
         /EXIT          Exit without rebooting.
         /H or /?       Help screen.
         /I             Verify image size matches flash part size.
         /MODE=n        Specify mode n (0, 1, 2, 3).
         /MFG           Manufacturing mode - Automatically reboot without keypress.
         /N             Program only if BIOS.WPH is different than system BIOS.
         /NOB           Do not allow an older BIOS to be flashed to the platform.
         /NIC           Update network controller driver with *.lom files.
         /NOBIOSINFO    Do not display BIOS date and part number while flashing.
         /O             Override (disable) all options from BIOS.WPH.
         /P             Production mode (minimize messages and delays).
         /PF=string     String to pass on to command line.
         /PN            Program only if same BIOS part number.
         /REMOTE        Specify remote operation over RS232 
         /RO[=name]     Read contents of flash part and save to a file.
         /R=n            Retry flashing a block n times if flash fails.
         /S             Silent operation (turn off speaker).
         /SWAP=NO       Disable Axx autodetection.
         /T             Show debug timing info (Warning: flash is done TEN TIMES!)
         /V             Verify each block after programming it.
         /VGA           Update VGA module with *.dat files.
         /X             Ignore XMS memory manager check.
         /Z             Zero before erasing a block.
         /UUID          Generate a new UUID .
         /Mod:filename  Update current system BIOS with the module specified by 
                        filename. 
         /Fbin:filename Update current system BIOS DMI with the interface file 
                        specified by filename, do not need image file.
         To update entire system BIOS you also need the following file:
         BIOS.WPH (the interface file with the BIOS image)
    Gradius
     
  3. Gradius

    Gradius MDL Member

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    Well, the topic says: "Acer Phoenix Bios". :p :rolleyes:

    Gradius
     
  4. timxpro

    timxpro MDL Novice

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    #4 timxpro, Nov 19, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2009
    problem after command : PHLASH16.exe /C /MODE=3 /R=3 /S /X /Z /UUID bios.wph

    after command : PHLASH16.exe /C /MODE=3 /R=3 /S /X /Z /UUID bios.wph it says "Cannot flash if memory managers (e.g EMM386) present " . I have run it from DOS , the same thing. How can I run phlash16.exe? I-m some kind of noob in this, but i have a big problem with my UUID, in BIOS it says that my serial number and UUID is 0000000000000000 :| and I want to resore it.

    Please have some time for me and my problem , thank you very much !

    P.S : My notebook is HP pavilion DV6156EU and I've changed my hard drive recently with a new one WD 160GB 7200 rpm, but the problem is before this change.

    PPS : i have HP Notebook DMI Support Utility too, but i don't know how to use it and I don't want to mess it up.

    the content of HP_DMI_TOOLS : HP_Notebook_DMI_Utilities - HPBC228.exe
    - HPBI103.exe
    - hpbq142_rev1_us.exe
    - HPBQ189.exe
    - MANVS3A.exe

    : HP_V10B_DMI_Utility - HPBC259.exe
    - HPBF185.exe
    - HPBI108.exe
    - HPBQ116.exe
    - HPBW044.exe
    - IDEN.exe
    - V10B.bat


    If someune need this things please PM me and I will send it.
     
  5. anmg

    anmg MDL Senior Member

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    #5 anmg, Nov 20, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 29, 2017
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/131388
    but you should know your original data
     
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  6. order_status

    order_status MDL Novice

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    Did you figure out how to update your serial/dmi info on your notebook? I have the exact same problem after the bios/dmi update (I didn't know what I was doing and now my recovery discs won't work on my laptop?)

    Any clue would be appreciated.