BIOS modding a Dell Inspiron 1100 to have SLIC 2.1

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by ghc65fez, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. ghc65fez

    ghc65fez MDL Novice

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    #1 ghc65fez, Mar 11, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
    Hello,

    I am trying to mod the BIOS of a Dell Inspiron 1100 (BIOS version of A32) to have SLIC 2.1. I have downloaded the The Phoenix SLIC Tool, have the SLIC file and certificate however as the readme coming with the tool seems both outdated and many of its links are dead I have a few questions.

    1) What is a RW file/RW Everything reports, is it needed and how do you get or make it if it is?

    2) Where can I get up to date information on getting/making a Phoenix Crisis Disc for my computer to use in the event of BIOS corruption?

    3) Is there anything else I should be aware of?

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.


    System summery:

    Computer: Dell Inspiron 1100
    BIOS version: A32
    Dxdiag BIOS readout: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A32
    Current OS: Windows XP
    Upgrading to: Windows 7
     
  2. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    #2 tqhoang, Mar 12, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2011
    1. Yes the RW-Everything report is required when no existing SLIC exists in the original BIOS. Make sure you generate the report against the BIOS you want to mod...i.e. upgrade to A32 first. Then ust click on the ACPI button and then save all to a file. Then zip and attach the file to your reply.

    2. This is a true Dell/Phoenix BIOS but I'm not sure if it uses the HDR file recovery method outlined here. I can't seem to find the "HDR" string in any of the unpacked modules. Although looking at the Inspiron 1100's schematic, I'm thinking it's something like "ABACUS?.HDR" (7.3 filename).

    3. Just make sure you have the latest AndyP PhoenixTool and use SSV2, not dynamic.


    FWIW, if you upload your RW-Everything ACPI report, then we can at least review the mod made by the tool just to make sure only the necessary modules were modified. It'll be more like a 'warm & fuzzy' versus a guarantee (because MDL guarantees nothing unless a mod has been tested already).
     
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  3. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Just the update, a rweverything report, and the tool is necessary. The tool should extract the HDR file.. SSv2 may be best mod for this..
     
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  4. ashish96

    ashish96 MDL Novice

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    Hello there
    I want to mod my bios to allow slp 2.1 activation.My system stats are as:

    Board:Genuine Intel D865GSA
    OS:Windows 7 Ultimate x86
    CPU:Intel 2.66 Ghz Dual core


    Can anyone help me out on how to do all the stuff.Here on forum most are talking about Award bios..
    Any minor to major help will be sincerely appreciated..:)
     
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  5. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    Please do not hijack this guy's thread...start your own thread, but please search the forum for your answer first.
     
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