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  1. PhysK

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    #1 PhysK, Jan 16, 2009
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    Hey guys i installed Windows Vista. BIE January 2009 version to be precise x86.
    and the installation went fine. although it did ask me for serial key. i just chose not to put in that time and clicked next.
    as per the .nfo i put no passwork in.
    and the installation completed successfully and vista loaded.

    after about 1min. it turned off, and the computer restarted. boot i was able to boot into Windows Vista.
    doesnt go to any vista screen. or the screen where the small bar the bottom loads.
    it just goes to the bootscreen, goes past that to the Verifying DMI pool data screen, and then to a screen which ive never seen while on xp that says at the top "booting GRDLR" or something like that.

    i ahve a gigabyte ga-73pvm-s2h.
    and a 32bit processor. so x86 is the right version.
    please help me


    ps. i dont mind using a different version of Vista and reinstalling etc. Im open to suggestions.
     
  2. PhysK

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    i can post a video if need be.
     
  3. offon7544

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    #3 offon7544, Jan 18, 2009
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    Restore your bootloader with vista DVD, then go here :
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/36260
    Download your bios and flash.
    Then change the serial and inject certificate (read forum for that)
     
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    #4 PhysK, Jan 18, 2009
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    Sorry if this sounds a tad newbish.
    how exactly do i restore my bootloader, im not quite sure as i dont think ive ever done it before.
    and if i donwload the bios, from that link, do i put it on a USB stick and flash from there? or i do i edit with the serial and inject thing, and then flash?
    sorry for the questions, its just ive not relyl dne this before.

    from the link, you posted do i just grab any bios? or a specific one?
     
  5. offon7544

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    Boot DVD, go to rescue mod, restore MBR/bootloader
    Flash bios then inject.....
    Grab the bios for your motherboard ga-73pvm-s2h
     
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    #13 PhysK, Jan 18, 2009
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    could you check what the motherboard and bios are capable of.
    gigabyte ga-73pvm-s2h current bios is 6.

    the thing is ive never really flashed a bios before so im not too great in this field.
    but i would be willing to try.

    i alternatively have a legal key for windows media edition 2005. an OEM key.
    but this mobo i currently have wasnt what i got when i bought the pc.

    i have a recovery cd, but wehn i try booying off that. it asks for a serial code or something like that.
    and nothing works. it only accepted 1 digit from wht i cud tell. i have a packard bell imedia mce 1615, but with a gigabyte ga-73pvm-s2h. as my previous mobo stopped working.

    would updates render the WOWinvisible version not working?
     
  12. 911medic

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    #14 911medic, Jan 18, 2009
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    Possibly in the future it may. Also the bootloader do not work on all boards, for various reasons.

    The OEM XP discs are easy to make, and the HP is the easiest string to add to bios. The mod I linked to worked well for the poster. You need to use the FLASHSPI included in the download file. NOT AWDFLASH..

    You may also be able to flash it with the Qflash. I think it is F9 on the MB..I would stay away from WINFlash..

    edit: It has the virtual bios recovery. I think you would be safe adding the bios file and flashspi to a usb stick and flashing it. Try QFlash if you want. Just be sure no power down during flash and let it run its loop. The bios flash will not take but a couple of minutes....
     
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    if i chose q-flash, then wud i replace the command of awdflash in my bat file file to Qflash?
    where is flash spi?

    currently mem stick is bootable dos fat.
    with file bios.bin(which i downloaded as stated before and renamed to bios.bin)
    and my bat file has disappeared. shut i make it again and put on mem stick. and then flash.
     
  14. 911medic

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    Bat file = flashspi 73PVS2H.F7a

    Leave the file name the same as the bios name. Download the link I gave you. It contains the bat file, flashspi, and the bios file...

    I do not know why you have renamed the files..I do not recomend it as it is not necessary.

    The F7a is added cpu id..

    Put flash disc in, f9 on boot, point to file and flash.DOS is always best and easiest. QFLASH is close, but not pure DOS..
     
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  15. PhysK

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    right k got it now. i just copied all files from yer folder to my mem stick.
    as i understand these are the steps:

    1. start computer. with usb plugged.
    2. f9
    3.point to file
    4.done.

    im presuming with that, that i dont have to restore the vista bootloader?
    by this method or do i?
     
  16. 911medic

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    You should restore the MBR to original. With this method you never have to use a bootloader again, not in the foreseeable future, anyway..

    I have never used the Qflash..consult your manual, but I believe it is correct. For flash from dos, just boot to dos with the bootable stick, then run the bat file you put on the stick from the folder..The files on the stick should be the bat file, flashspi, the bios file, and the files to make it bootable.....flashed and done..simple.....
     
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  17. PhysK

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    right thats all done, as in the memory stick things.
    il redo the mbr thing. shutdown.
    restart.
    take out dvd of vista.
    turn off.
    put usb
    do a dosflash.

    btw originally i sed i had jan09BIE vista.
    but i changed that, because i tried the dec08BIE to see if that worked the problems still the same,
    but the change in vista version shouldnt cause a problem.
    if it does i can install back to jan09BIE

    other than that, im set to go.
     
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