Help me pls ... bios recovery

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  1. illusions

    illusions MDL Novice

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    Dear All,

    I have dell xps 630i , i must have done something wrong because after
    flashing the following mod bios my computer can only power up but
    no access to bios, hd, usb or dvdrom etc. : (

    Please advice how can i reflash it back to the original bios.

    thanks :worthy:


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    Originally Posted by Busykid508
    -Manufacturer: DELL
    -Motherboard Model: XPS/Dimension 630i
    -Bios revision: 1.0.13
    -Bios Type: Award BIOS
    -Bios Download Link:
    -AWD873 Bios Update Tools Included - flash bios in DOS using awd873 on bootable usb flash drive - rename modified bios file A13._SLIC.BIN to A13.BIN and at command prompt in DOS, type: awd873 A13.BIN <ENTER>
    -SLIC: DELLFX09_V2.1.bin 2.1
    -SLP: DELL
    -DELL Certificate Included
    -Tool: Award Mod Tool v1.28
    -Method: Dynamic - Default Settings
    -Modifier: BUSYKID508
    -Please provide feedback

    DELL_XPS_and_Dimension_630i-DELL-1.0.13-DELLFX09_V2.1.bin_SLIC21_DELL_SLP

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  2. Yen

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  3. illusions

    illusions MDL Novice

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    try award but did not work
     
  4. urie

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    did you actually flash from DOS originally or from within windows CMD window you need to make bootable floppy disk.
     
  5. illusions

    illusions MDL Novice

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    #5 illusions, Jul 21, 2010
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    1. I downloaded busy kid mod for XPS/Dimension 630i.
    2. format usb stick to FAT , copy awd873.exe and rename mod -- A13.BIN
    3. boot to native dos using the usb stick
    4. at command prompt in DOS, type: awd873 A13.BIN <ENTER>
    5. wait for 1 min ... nothing happen so I reboot the computer ... now the computer is dead. : (

    So now i am trying the bios recovery booting the usb stick
    but nothing happen cannot even boot to dos.

    Computer can power on ... fan spinning ... but cannot access usb, harddrive or dvdrom. all i/o dead.
     
  6. urie

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    but all you did was format usb stick to FAT you need to make it bootable. look Make-A-bootable-USb-drive-For-Flashing-From-DOS
     
  7. illusions

    illusions MDL Novice

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    Hi Urie

    I have tried your suggestion. However still nothing. When I boot the computer the screen is just blank. IT cannot access the usb therefore, cannot reflash. I guess i am running out of options.
     
  8. urie

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    Do you have floppy drive in computer if so try a bootable floppy disk if it is large enough to hold bios file e.c.t.

    Also did you add AUTOEXEC.BAT to bootable usb .

     
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    #10 illusions, Jul 22, 2010
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    I plug my old floppy drive directly to the motherboard.
    unplug harddrive, dvdrom power and cable.
    autoexec.bat on diskette (with this line awdflash.exe a13.bin /py/sn/f/cc/cd/cp/r)
    following are in the diskette COMMAND.COM, A13.BIN, IBMBIO.COM, IBMDOS.COM, AWDFLASH.EXE, autoexec.bat

    ... turn the computer on .... floopy will not boot
    preset ctrl+home as someone suggested .... floopy will not boot

    anyhow I order SST 49LF080A bios chip from ebay.

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    Once i got that chip i will replace it and boot the computer.

    If that work can someone give me the detail step by step instruction to hot flashing the dead bios chip.
    thank you all very much for all of the advice.