Help please - Dell Inspiron 700m

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by sugar, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. sugar

    sugar MDL Novice

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    I was flashing a modded Inspiron 700m BIOS when it froze halfway and bricked (modded with Phoenix 1.26).

    I am doing the Phoenix recovery process.

    The problem is that I am unable to isolate the BIOS.WPH from the update executables that Dell provides for these models: ftp://ftp.dell.com/bios/700m_A07_WIN.exe The usual switches such as -writehdrfile do not work.

    Unzipping the executable with 7-zip, I was able to get A07.exe and using the Phoenix tool (1.27) I was able to get at TEMPBIOS.ROM, however the header there begins with "NAPI" which I think is wrong.


    Could any of the experts here isolate the BIOS.WPH and put it on a public download link? I have looked at the hex values for A07.exe and it seems the BIOS.WPH is there in its uncompressed form, just that I do not know when it begins and when it ends.


    Thank you!
     
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  3. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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  4. jucsan

    jucsan MDL Novice

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    #4 jucsan, Apr 1, 2010
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    This is sugar

    I had already tried the method with the floppy disk. This method yields an executable file, not the BIOS. I have already tried switches like -writehdrfile

    I have also tried obtaining the BIOS.WPH through using temporary folders and virtual boxes.

    In fact I have tried many other methods also.


    I think there are only two possible solutions:

    1. Please could somebody take a look at the Windows executable A07.exe (http://rapidshare.com/files/370595491/A07.EXE-ZIPPED.zip.html) and isolate the BIOS.WPH. I am sure it is in there in its entirety, and it looks like the BIOS has not undergone any compression or obfuscation.

    2. Or if someone with Inspiron 700m could do a full backup of his BIOS using the WINPHLASH, maybe that would help.


    Could the kind soul put the BIOS on a public download link so I can access it. I really need your help. Thanks.
     
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    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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  6. tqhoang

    tqhoang MDL BIOS Modder

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    If you strongly believe the 700m BIOS is 1Mbit, then I can extract that too.
     
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