Help decompressing old Dell BIOS - tool says unable to extract

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by HSChronic, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    I have a poweredge 1850 BIOS that was written before the new BIOS types were created. I tried using the Dell Client Config Utility to create a new one (I have the HDR file), but Phoenix tools says that I need to use the exe file instead of the hdr file. When I load the old exe into the tool it says it can't extract the HDR file. Am I out of luck or is there a way to mod the HDR file without the proper BIOS exe?
     
  2. CrEOF

    CrEOF MDL Novice

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    I've been researching this exact same issue all day. Any pointers would be appreciated!
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Would be interested to know the solution, as I also have one of them...

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  4. bobbee12

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  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #6 sebus, Mar 2, 2010
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    Thanks, but extraction of .hdr is NOT a problem!
    Problem is that the tool does NOT accept that hdr file, as it insist on feeding it an .exe, but while fed such .exe it chokes on it

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  6. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    try it manually from command prompt. type the name and -writeromfile
     
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  7. bobbee12

    bobbee12 MDL Novice

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    My apology for misreading.