Flash latest BIOS for Compaq V5000

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by herbr, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. herbr

    herbr MDL Novice

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    I'm trying to move uip to the latest BIOS for my wife's Compaq V5000 and ultimately put in a BIOS with whitelist removed (from your site).
    I run Linux on most of my machines so for the V5000 I pulled out the hard disk and stuffed in a replacement and installed a copy of Windows 7 in order to flash the new BIOS (the actual model number of the notebook is V5115CA and I downloaded the BIOS sp35204.exe from HP). When I try to execute the .exe (yes I did run it as administrator) to flash the BIOS, all I got were failures.
    I have not yet tried to use DOS to do the upgrade because I have no idea which of the 309b0f54.wph or 305b1f54.wph files I should be using. I have the same problem with the "whitelist removed" BIOS I downloaded from the "Remove-whitelist-check thread post #350522.

    So the question is: Which .wph do I flash and what is the best tool to flash it????

    Herb
     
  2. Tito

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  3. herbr

    herbr MDL Novice

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    OK, I'll use XP!
    When it comes to the "whitelist removed" from your site, do I run the "swinflash" from the .zip file to flash it??

    Herb
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Exactly, run SWINFlash.EXE. Also follow the guidelines given here.

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    herbr MDL Novice

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    So SWinflash is really WinPhlash??????
     
  6. herbr

    herbr MDL Novice

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    Tito, the swinflash.exe does NOT provide anything like you indicateso... I'll try WinPhlash.
    Now which of the .wph files should I flash??????

    Herb