Extracted bios mod

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  1. DosR

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    #1 DosR, Nov 3, 2009
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    Hi all.

    I have a Packard Bell iStar F9138 with an ECS RC415ST-PM motherboard.

    It should be an special branded bios, because in the ECS Elitegroup web don't appear anything about.

    The only bios upgrade I found in the Packarbell Support Site is an exe that, once executed, try to burn a bootable iso.

    I have located the ISO (in the temp folder) and found some exes inside (none of then compresed files), but not any rom file

    Bios is AMI. And has Slic 2.0 inside (originally working with Vista)

    In this situation is it safe to extract the current installed bios with afudos and then mod it directly?

    In that case what modding metodh is the best?

    Thank You in advance
     
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  3. DosR

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    #3 DosR, Nov 3, 2009
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    You are fast as light.

    I never thing that the exe could be helpfull...

    I will try to mod it and report.

    Thank u very much.
     
  4. DosR

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    Anyway, I forget to ask if it is safe to extract current bios of the system (xxxxx.rom file generated by afudos) and patch it in case there are not a bios to download.

    (I have another mobo to mod...)
     
  5. shakeyplace

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    I have read that is not recommended. what model is your other mobo?
     
  6. DosR

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  7. wylton

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    have you mod with slic2.1??????
     
  8. DosR

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    #8 DosR, Nov 23, 2009
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    Attached Files:

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    911medic MDL Guru

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    mod a backup???
    Award and AMI are ok for this..PHOENIX is a no-no..it can be modded but not flashed.

    The manufacturer website usually has the flash too there..any other is a very large risk...
     
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  10. DosR

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    #10 DosR, Nov 24, 2009
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    Thanks for your information.

    Finally I found the original bios in Packard Bell web site and the mod posted is not from a backup, it is from the bios extracted from the boot cd (look at the second post).

    Anyway, and considering you are one of the master here, could you please have a look at the log I inlude in my previous post and tell us it is ok modded or you if you found something odd in log?

    Also will be a nice help if you could recomend us best program and commands lines to flash. It is a Ami Bios Core 0800.

    Thanks
     
  11. DosR

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    Finally I have been able to try the modded bios I made and ....

    Bad, bad. Motheboard bricked.

    System restart but I got:

    CMOS Checksum Bad
    CMOS Date/Time Not Set
    Press F1 to Run SETUP

    Then, I'm able to enter Bios Setup (F1), but don't matter wich option I choose or change, the system restart with the same message...

    To bad.
     
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    Can anybody provide me the latest working BIOS version for this motherboard?

    I can't find it in the Packard Bell support site. :weeping::weeping:
     
  13. Domsk

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    Could somebody upload this again please?
     
  14. Tito

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    Can you please provide the official bios update link??
     
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