Gateway GT4016 Bios-cant find original to mod anywhere

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by megawatt, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. megawatt

    megawatt MDL Novice

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    What a pain. They do not even list the Bios on the gateway site. Everest shows it as 2/23/06 Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG. version NAB24GW. Any one have any idea how to find this Bios, to be used to put Slic 2.1 on? Thanks
     
  2. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    use the bios dump tool that on the site
     
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  3. megawatt

    megawatt MDL Novice

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    i tried that as well. it said could not locate slic table. and had one line on the Bios, saying emachines. does that tool also back up the bios?
     
  4. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    the best thing to do is find who makes the board and see if you can load the manufacturers BIOS on to the board and go from there. If the system is still under warranty try it because they won't know how you bricked your board if you do they will just replace it (believe me I did it, and told them 'I don't know what happened I don't know much about computers, there was a power surge and now it doesn't work :p ')

    For instance I had a gateway with a ecs motherboard, but I found out it was actually a rebranded board. So I found a similar board to the one I had (AM2, Geforce 6100, and nforce 430 or something), flashed the BIOS to that one and boom no more OEM restricted BIOS.
     
  5. megawatt

    megawatt MDL Novice

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    thanks, i will try that. i also see a cool tool to back up bios. i will try that too.
     
  6. megawatt

    megawatt MDL Novice

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    ok, says it is a FIC KTBC51G PCB1.x -- FIC seems to only have utilities on their site, but not bios. will keep looking.
     
  7. megawatt

    megawatt MDL Novice

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    ok, so i made a backup of the bios, and then put in a SLIC 2.1 into the bios with the 0+2 method. After all that, I find out Gateway has no generic bios flash program, since they do not even give a bios. Anyone know what to use to safely flash it?
     
  8. megawatt

    megawatt MDL Novice

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    Sorry to be a pain on this. Anyone know if it is ok to use the Phoenix phlash to put this bios on, or is the risk too high?
     
  9. Brainsuck

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    yes use it it made for it
     
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  10. megawatt

    megawatt MDL Novice

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    Now that i look at it, do I use a Phoenix or Award flash program?
     
  11. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    I would say awdflash.exe.... but not entirely sure (used to have a Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG motherboard, mine used awdflash.exe)
     
  12. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    use award flasher
     
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  13. megawatt

    megawatt MDL Novice

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    Thanks everyone. User took PC away - so wont be able to test for a few months now. XP til then.