Dell SLIC 2.1 string in bios file downloaded from eMachines website

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by bachett, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. bachett

    bachett MDL Novice

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    Can anyone explain this?

    A buddy who knows nothing about computers brought over his desktop made by eMachines saying computer not booting up on windows. I found that his hard disk was infected with million and million of viruses. So anyway I reformatted the drive and reintalled winxp then everything went back to normal.

    Before returning the desktop back to him, just for the heck of it, I checked the bios using Davidxxw's slic dump tool and to my surprise it has Dell SLIC 2.1 string in it beside the expected Gateway SLP 1.0 string. The computer was bought in 2006 and the still original bios is dated 3/10/06. How could this be?

    I installed win7 ult in a newly created partition, added Dell's cert and key. Guess what, it activated.

    The same bios can be found at eMachines:
    http://downloads.emachines.com/drivers/bios/MS-7207_BIOS_A7207NE7.exe
     
  2. imatrix

    imatrix MDL Guru

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    that's such a good news for your friends. but yes it's damn weird, at the time there is no such thing as SLIC 2.1 table yet.
     
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  3. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    I think you used win7 ultimate form non original source, eg: altered, eg: pre-patched, eg: loader integrated, eg: pre-cracked etc etc....you got it i guess
     
  4. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Yeah right, don't be ignorant... in 2006 nobody even knew of the possible existence of SLIC 2.1 in 2009/2010 so it is absolutely not possible the original bios had a 2.1 SLIC

    So either 'your friend' has had his bios slic'ed or you used non-original installation media
     
  5. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Original bios date means nothing that is the bios installed it could still have been modded but date wouldn't change.
     
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Talking rubbish i just downloaded it and loaded it into amitool v1.41 no slic in bios:(