Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by whatnow, Sep 2, 2008.
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It is all fine. The valid address range for the ASUS_FLASH string is FC000-FFFFF. It doesn't matter if you use additional strings as bios message, or ASUS_FLASH only. It must be present, that's all.
So Awdbedit worked for you. I used it one time only and it bricked the board. But that was not by editing the bios message.
Pajero's comment to Awbdedit:
Another save way is to edit the original.bin as described by Pajero. (You cannot edit the needed code directly, because modbin is protecting it.)
The original.bin file will be created after you've opened a Award bios using modbin, it's the decompressed systembios module No.0
If you edit it in that way that the resulting compressed space of mainmodule No. 0 will be remained (edit / delete additional text strings at physical memory), modbin should work as well....Use latest modbin version 2.04.01
In short: Your mod is well done, you can install XP Asus OEM, it'll activate.
PS: I'm not that mighty. Pajero's knowledge about SLP1.0 was very useful (to me).
Yen Thanks for all the information you provide here do you know where I might find the latest version of modbin 2.04.01 every time I try and save the BIOS file with modbin 2.01.02 it saves the BIOS as 1,025KB do you know if version 2.04.01 will fix that or is it something else I am doing wrong?
It's an issue that occurs when modifying Gigabyte bioses.
Modbin adds TWO more bytes to the bios. You can simply delete them.
After that you are able to re-open the bios.
I've never tried to flash such a bios and I don't know if latest modbin is reliable for Gigabyte bioses.
The issue persists at latest modbin 2.04.01, found at bios tools thread...... but it is able to handle the new modules
......older versions of modbin cannot rebuild / recalculate entry points of newer (sensible) modules such as PPMINIT, MMINIT, or other memory related modules.
Don't use older versions......