Acer Phoenix Bios - Serial Number and UUID gone

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

  1. Sylvester

    Sylvester MDL Novice

    Jan 31, 2008
    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

    Jul 30, 2009
    #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.

    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 
         /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)
  3. Gradius

    Gradius MDL Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Well, the topic says: "Acer Phoenix Bios". :p :rolleyes:

  4. timxpro

    timxpro MDL Novice

    Nov 19, 2009
    #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

    Jul 28, 2009
    #5 anmg, Nov 20, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 29, 2017
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  6. order_status

    order_status MDL Novice

    Dec 12, 2009
    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.