ACPI error , is there any option to repair it ?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by d00m, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. d00m

    d00m MDL Novice

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    Hi Guys ,
    i made badflash , laptop is working but i have acpi error when trying to install windows , only linux works with no problem.
    Laptop is Vaio VGN-CS31S/Q
    I cant flash bios on dos because of fadt error , i can only run minixp
    Bios is insyde h2o so there is no option to disable acpi .
    So is there any tools witch i can modify my bios file to acpi working ?
    Tommorow i will put laptop to service if i cant do this
    80E for repair

    greets !
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #2 LatinMcG, Sep 25, 2012
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    reflash from dos would be best bet but its not working.
    flash from linux with flashrom

    or USB spi programmer is next choice.

    have u tested ram in linux boot menu ?

    sometimes flashign from minixp can be an issue if it reboots to flash EC (embeded controler)
    cause it cant write to disk. (read only)
     
  3. gabiz_ro

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    #3 gabiz_ro, Sep 25, 2012
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    No recovery method?
    You can try original BIOS and recovery.

    On XP If my memory is OK you need to press some key during setup starting and select non ACPI or something like that.
    Machine type or something.

    Only with original disk,modified ones may be missing that.

    Offtopic
    WTF is new thread at bottom page?
    By mistake I click new thread,write message,when submit,error there is need for subject.
    That make me see that i click on new thread and not on reply.

    Post new thread must be on thread view not on subject view
     
  4. d00m

    d00m MDL Novice

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    Thanks Guys for replay
    dos dont work ;/
    normal xp too , only minixp from hirens but there are some errors like bad signature or cant open bios file etc.
    i`ve tried flashrom (just check) but i dont know correct command , and i`m worried ;)
    I will sit now for few h`s and try to work it , if dont work i will give lap to service tommorow
    ram is ok , all hardware is ok , runned a lot of tests , ubuntu working fine
    key (f5) and (f7) on windows xp startup works only in winxpmini from hirens , in other xp`s doesnt work
    original bios from sony - yes i have it but can only flash in vista or 7 ;D dead end ....
    thanks for reply !
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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  6. d00m

    d00m MDL Novice

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    yes Mate , tried everything in this forum , nothing works
    i`m going to laptop service , i will post about the repair , maybe will be usefull to someone with vgn-cs31s
    thank You Guys for your time
    greets
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    u can optionaly buy a usb SPI flash programmer and make a backup.bin of yours and we compare to the bios on website and fix.bin returned to be flashed in programmer.

    this would require u or a tech to remove bios chip and then backup and fix then reprogram.
     
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  9. d00m

    d00m MDL Novice

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    LatinMcG: yeah , i know that but i dont want to mess up more when removing chip , laptop is in repair service (not sony authorized) and the cost of flashing by a programmer is 89E ;/ few beers less in weekend ;/
    Crappy44: i`ve tried about 4 days to fix this , a readed this forum all the day ;) nothing works on this laptop , any of keys combo... i will ask guy when i go to take laptop from service for a correct crisdisk sequence, will share it here.
    Many thanks for U help and sorry for language .
    Greets !
     
  10. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    try uniflash in hirens