Bios contains unusbale SLIC

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Obelix, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Obelix

    Obelix MDL Junior Member

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    Hi,

    today i found out, that my notebook Acer TM6592 bios already contains a acer slic 2.0. It is in the BIOSCOD01.ROM.

    But it is kind of hidden. It won't activate Vista and the slicdumper didn't see it, too. Also Everest sees no slic. But it in the Bios.

    Does somebody know, how to unhide it?

    Obelix
     

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  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    How about a link to the whole bios. I think it will involve more than one module..
     
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  3. 1234s282

    1234s282 MDL Member

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    Interesting , as ive noticed this quite a lot when ive been attemping to upgrade SLICS to 2.1 in phoenix bioses

    Can anyone shed some light on what to do here to perform the mod?
     
  4. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Cancel one slic and add another...
     
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  5. 1234s282

    1234s282 MDL Member

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    Hi 911medic

    yes i know , the only thing is its not as easy as when the extracted ACPI.rom is exactly 374 bytes long lol:p

    Can you guide me through?

    Thanks
    1234s282
     
  6. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Not without seeing the bios. I would tell you to find the slic table, rename it to TEST and then add another SLIC..It really is not difficult, but I would trust PBE to cause trouble..:D
     
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  7. 1234s282

    1234s282 MDL Member

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    ye but thats where the problem is

    in al my other phoenix mods , the SLIC table , when extracted , has been a single 374 byte file on its own which you just replace with the SLIC your after.

    This SLIC is in the middle of a smaller file , so somethings not quite right!
     
  8. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    It how most of them are. You just lucked out with the others. You have to add the slic as an acpi*.rom file..It is the same as adding a slic to a bios without after you cancel the existing slic..
     
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  9. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    #10 911medic, Aug 9, 2009
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  10. Obelix

    Obelix MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the file, but you get me wrong. I have already modded my bios.

    My point was, that the bios already contains a slic, which is not usable. I think this is a little strange, ins't it?

    Obelix
     
  11. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    I dont think so. I have seen acer bios with gateway slics in them along side acer slics. I think they may use them for compression...
     
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