How to Unhide Slic on Vostro 1720?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by mdkf, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. mdkf

    mdkf MDL Novice

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    Hello. I have a vostro that came preinstalled with win Vista. I updated the bios with the most recent version from Dell A08 and now the slic table is no longer visible and windows cant activate. I have tried setting the asset tag to PASS:12/31, PASS:12/34, and PASS:1234 none of witch worked. Any ideas?
     
  2. mdkf

    mdkf MDL Novice

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    Hello. Thanks for your response but I deleted and reset the service tag but still no luck. Whats wrong?
     
  3. mdkf

    mdkf MDL Novice

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    Can anyone help me out?
     
  4. letsgoawayhell

    letsgoawayhell MDL Senior Member

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    Are you using "n series"?
     
  5. mdkf

    mdkf MDL Novice

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    No, It came with vista pre-installed.
     
  6. mdkf

    mdkf MDL Novice

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    Can anyone help?
     
  7. potpotjeng

    potpotjeng MDL Novice

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    Did you have the original vista dvd that come with your computer. If so try to install vista back and see if it will unhide the slic. Usually original dell dvd have in the installation tools to unhide slic it it will do itself automatically durind the installation process.Just try and hope it works.
     
  8. urie

    urie Moderator
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    That is not true original dell dvd is just OEM SLP dvd all it does is install and activate vista it does not have any tools, but the drivers and utilities disk has asset tools.
     
  9. mdkf

    mdkf MDL Novice

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    Any ideas?
     
  10. bwillie

    bwillie MDL Novice

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    I'm really sorry to resurrect this old thread but i have the same issue and can't find any way to make this work. did anybody ever get this to work?
    vostro 1720 bios A08, tried re-SLICing with both 2.1 and 2.2 and used svctag.exe and asset.com to reset the service tag and set PASS;12/31 and PAS:12/34