Can't Boot from anything after bios mod

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  1. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    I have flashed one of my older pc's HP Pavilion m7580uk with this bios mod here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/7500-All-Slics-2.1-(Modded-Bios-List)-Note-For-requests-use-Bios-Mod-Requests-section?p=272499&viewfull=1#post272499

    All seemed to flash ok but now i can't boot back into windows!! or boot from cd/dvd drive or usb? it will go past the blue hp bios setup screen but after that ive just got a black screen with blinking cursor :confused: i am able to get into the bios
    and all my hardware is visible:confused: any suggestions please:confused::confused:
     
  2. alextheg

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    Disconnect all drives and . Reboot to post screen , then power off. Reconnect drives etc and reboot. Go into BIOS and load optimized default settings.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. ambidav

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    OK tried that and still nothing :(
     
  4. alextheg

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    Have you tried clearing CMOS ?
     
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  5. ambidav

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    Yes i removed the battery and reset still no go! :(
     
  6. NoJuan999

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    Did you use the ISA Mod and Flash from DOS ?
     
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  7. ambidav

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    No i used pubkey:eek::eek: :(
     
  8. ambidav

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    i have just inserted a bootable cd in the dvd drive and tried booting from it and left it in after about 20mins it starts to boot from cd!! is it possible to recover my bios from cd??
     
  9. 911medic

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    which OS..If XP you need to do repair install. Should be able to boot to dos??
     
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  10. ambidav

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    its Windows 7
     
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  12. 911medic

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    Any cracks or loaders previous to flash? still may need to repair the install or reinstall
     
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  13. ambidav

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    #13 ambidav, Mar 10, 2011
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    No crack or loaders 911medic :(

    after doing a bit of searching i have managed to find a recovery boot cd with the same bios revision as mine 319.rom
    ive popped it in the dvd drive and after waiting a while the award flash utility window opens but i'm getting invalid windows license
    not sure if there could be a conflict with the installed bios and bios to be programmed as there both the same 319.rom here's what the autoexec says if anyone can tell if the command switches are correct cos i have no idea :(

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    awdfl882.exe 319.rom /py/sn/f/cc/r
     
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  17. 911medic

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    Just type the awardflash at the prompt..no switches
     
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    awardflash isnt recognized cos the autoexec is looking for awdfl882.exe which is on the bios recovery boot cd so i already typed awdfl882 and got the option to input bios to be progammed so i type in 319.rom and still no go! press y to programme but can't !! it's a no go! im well pissed off!! :) good job it's a old testing pc and not my desktop!!
     
  19. 911medic

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    I was meaning the awardflash program, in this case awdfl882..

    Is there an onboard flasher in the bios. maybe an option to protect from flash. I would also check that the bios file is not read only..this has happened before.

    Also an idea, is the bios not really the same? try to make one with your actual bios download???
     
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