Advanced BIOS recovery method

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by nononsence, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. nononsence

    nononsence MDL Addicted

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    #1 nononsence, Jun 16, 2010
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  2. abonita_francis

    abonita_francis MDL Novice

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    i have the same problem... i have my laptop with a black screen after installing the wrong version of its BIOS.
    what is the correct file name to be used for acer aspire 4745G?
    i already formatted mu usb flashdrive and downloaded the updated bios.
    the problem is renaming the bios...
    what should be the FILE NAME...
    please help ME. :(
     
  3. force

    force MDL Novice

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    Depends what BIOS (AMI, Award...) you've got there. If it's AMI then the Filename is: AMIBOOT.ROM

    You should format your USB Flashdrive with FAT16 (aka FAT), then copy the original BIOS to your flashdrive and check if everything is ok ... then you should try the modified/updated BIOS.

    BTW: The USB Flashdrive must not be bootable for this purpose

    Good luck...I hope this helps
     
  4. rodknock95

    rodknock95 MDL Novice

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    Im running into this too, I dont know what to name the file so that it will pick it up. Im dealing with a Compaq CQ61-420US.
     
  5. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #5 LatinMcG, Jan 28, 2013
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    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/35272-HP-Insyde-BIOS-recovery-steps

    what bios version u had before flash fail ?
    we can try to recover with the .bin or .fd filenames below
    [Platform_Check]
    flag=2
    PlatformName=363F
    PlatformName2=3652

    make USB EFI with sp48394.exe

    seems its not encrypted so no sig generated hmmm.
    check your hdd for HP_TOOLS partition for the files.

    if u deleted it try findandmount partition recovery..