how long it takes to complete the bios flashing operation

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  1. snegithan

    snegithan MDL Novice

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  2. Yen

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    Hmm....it seems it hangs.
    Were there messages indicating that the flash process already was done?
    Like writing message.
     
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  3. snegithan

    snegithan MDL Novice

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    "Check Flash Memory Type(s)". <-- msg on top
    "performing platform initialization". <-- msg @ below.

    :( should i restart? i worry if my lappy wont boot anymore..


    @ the menu, the last line shows flash programming complete but the arrow still pointing @ "Check Flash Memory Type(s)".
     
  4. snegithan

    snegithan MDL Novice

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    i restarted my lappy, everything works as normal. the bios still shows its old version 3804. Any idea if should try it again? How long does it takes to compete in usual case ? just now its like 1hr30mins.

    fyi,
    i used bootable USB which i created from hp software. The phlash16 comes togather with the modded bios which i quoted above. i typed exactly the same command as shown on the instruction

    phlash16 /x /s /c /mode=3 ZA13811.wph
     
  5. snegithan

    snegithan MDL Novice

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    I tried again the same steps, but it keeps hanging at the same place. any idea how should i proceed further ? :confused:
     
  6. Yen

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    I'll have a look and will provide to you a new archive. At Acer it's essential to use the flashtool that comes with the original bios....:)
     
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    Hi Yen,

    Thanks lot for your help :) how can i verify if this is the correct bios for my model ? So for acer lappys the only way to flash is by using the swinflash ? also one more doubt, if i should flash it by using swinflash can i flash the bios which is provided by busykid508?
     
  9. Yen

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    Well if your model is a Aspire 5920G, it should be the right one. Simply flash the original bios before (also using swinflash), then check if it's working well.
    Then apply the modded one after.
    My mod was done the ssv2 way. I have got good results using that way at Acer phoenix bioses (new style).
     
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  10. snegithan

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    Hi Yen,

    flashing from windows involving more risks than from dos ? Just to assure that I m don’t do something which makes my lappy unbootable. I saw some articles, which stated Flashing from windows involving more risk than from dos. Also do I need to install a 32 bit OS to achieve it? Currently I am using vista ultimate 62bit. Sorry if I am asking newbie questions which regarded inappropriate on this type of forum but it just to ensure I m not doing it in a wrong way.
     
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    #11 Stool, Dec 12, 2009
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    Yes, flashing from windows is not recommended. Antivirus or other processes starting up while you flash your bios can mess it up.
    You don't need a 32 bit os, you can use 64 bit as well.
    If you feel uncomfortable with flashing your bios, stick to a loader. If you "do" plan on flashing it, I suggest you read very carefully all possible info first.

    By the way, flashing your bios should take about a minute, maybe two.
     
  12. Yen

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    Basically yes. To flash from DOS is used to say is the better way. That statement has partially become obsolete. The phoenix winphlash tool is reliable for 32 bit. I cannot confirm a DOS flash has a higher success rate than a win32 flash regarding Phoenix bios.
    You may try my new mod and flash it from DOS as well.

    The winphlash versions for 64 bit OS are not supported by W7 and I cannot recommend it at all.
     
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