Completely new to BIOS technology? Read here first!

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  1. ancestor(v)

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  2. ancestor(v)

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    #2 ancestor(v), Oct 28, 2007
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    I think it is important for us to kinda define ourselves, so I've written a disclaimer or a FAQ or whatever you'd like to call it (I will refer to it as an essay). Please read it, and if you've got any remarks, feel free to post them.

    THIS AGREEMENT IS OPEN-SOURCE AND TO BE EDITED! You, the members give this forum it's shape and profile. Let's continue doing good stuff...this board is on a distinguished way. If you look at our statistics, many, many people open and look into our forums and take part in this part of our life.

    Knowledge is the best thing you can share. It's for free and everbody is or should be able to inform him- or herself. For free, as much and how long he or she wants. Let us be a part in this modern information society. We are available world-wide and this means we have no borders just like our knowledge or will to gain knowledge should have no borders.

    Changing History:
    - The first contribution is added (10-28-2007).
     
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  3. Yen

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    #3 Yen, Oct 7, 2009
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    - THE INSTRUCTIONS, TECHNICAL DETAILS, TUTORIALS, "HOW TOs" IN THIS FORUM ARE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY!

    - ALL BIOSES ARE MODDED FOR PROOF OF CONCEPT ONLY!!! THE MODDERS IN THIS FORUM ARE NEVER RESPONSIBLE FOR COPYRIGHT ISSUES

    - SUPPORT ORIGINAL SOFTWARE, BUY A VALID LICENCE OF VISTA / W7

    Hi,

    Please keep in mind the following before posting a request for a modded BIOS:

    (1) Check out what is at
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/5766

    (2) Consult your mainboard's manual and/or the official web site of your mainboard's manufacturer concerning the following:

    (a) find out what a BIOS is and especially how to flash it properly. A DOS flash is generally the better way. After a successful flash enter setup and LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS, SAVE AND EXIT!!!

    (b) find out what the chances are of restoring your mainboard's BIOS to its original state if and when your mainboard becomes damaged or unusable as a result of flashing the modded BIOS. Only then you should ask yourself whether you would like to undertake the risk of flashing a modded BIOS

    (c) find out what CMOS is and how to clear it. You never know that you might need it.

    (3) In case the manufacturer of your mainboard has a BIOS update, flash first the BIOS update provided by the manufacturer to test it if it is working before you request us to mod.

    (4) Take note that for every 100 flashings of the BIOS, 1 will turn out bad, even with unmodified BIOSes provided by manufacturers of mainboards.

    (5) There is a higher risk of flashing a modified BIOS

    (6) If your mainboard becomes damaged or unusable as a result of flashing the modded BIOS, remember that YOU are personally responsible. It is never the responsibility of the one who provided you the modded BIOS.

    (7) After testing our mod, please report if it works or not. We need this information to improve our methods.

    (8) Please use ADVANCED SEARCH FUNCTION before you request for a mod!! Check show results as POSTS. There is a great chance that the bios is modded already!!

    * "flash the BIOS" = update the BIOS

    * "mainboard" = motherboard, desktop board

    * "mod" = modify "modded" = modified

    Yen
     
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  4. josephus

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    #4 josephus, Dec 1, 2009
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    Yes! I posted this thread with my questions yeaterday, 52 reads so far and no replies! :(
     
  5. binary.ronin

    binary.ronin MDL Novice

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    Many thanks

    Ancestor, Thank you for this great beginners info. Its been very helpful as I begin my delving into BIOS modding!
     
  6. Emz

    Emz MDL Novice

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    Many thanks.
     
  7. stasioau

    stasioau MDL Novice

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    Thanks guys. Great information to education myself.
    Regards
     
  8. bobbee12

    bobbee12 MDL Novice

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    Many thanks for all your time and devotion to our education !!!!!! I spend hours on this site every night........and pay for it at work the next day :)

    Thank you again!
     
  9. laadiaz01

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    MMM... Here is my quest... if I flash the BIOS with the incorrect BIOS file, is there any chance to recover it??? Its AMI Bios, the MoBo is Asrock P4VM8, and when I turn it on, the fans spin, th HDD's appears to work, The CD/DVD units lights on and no beep... no nothing, no image... so i still believe that i have a chance... but i have tried many o the methods posted in the Recovery post and still nothing... an it appear that the floppy isn't working it's the only thing that don't do any sound or light led...

    So... really i have a chance???

    PD.: My first bricked MoBo... 1 of 10 :p

    Thanks for your time
     
  10. toexplore

    toexplore MDL Novice

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    So here is a total newb question, so basically the proof of concept here is, flashed bios's when windows 7 is installed ontop of them, it activates itself thinking it is an install from a manufacturer?
     
  11. donjeuw

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    gonna read this thanks!
     
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  12. Oery

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    Thanks....... nice share
     
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  13. gferen

    gferen MDL Novice

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    so if i understood correctly. modified bios i got here is just for "easyer" instalation of windows? well i thought that those modified bios gives more options in it. like overclocking and stuff.
     
  14. ambaradan

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    For modify UEFI Bios??
     
  15. attalus

    attalus MDL Novice

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    Very helpful!!
     
  16. ibebusiness

    ibebusiness MDL Novice

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    New user here, this is a good read~!
     
  17. joker232

    joker232 MDL Novice

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    I am new to this,just trying to learn new stuff.Who says an old dog can't learn new tricks.Great place o learn.Thanks in advance for your knowledge:worthy:.
     
  18. kennyboy

    kennyboy MDL Member

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    been reading this because i have bios problem but cannot get my haead around it thanks.
     
  19. dval

    dval MDL Novice

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    Nice tutorial