how to update Bios?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by blusky, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. blusky

    blusky MDL Novice

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    I found my slic moded bios thanks to imatrix. I have downloaded the file .


    hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...l=1#post353601



    When I open it it has many files in it. Do I burn it to a cd and does it autorun?

    Just need a little help installing it or where I can find this info.

    Thanks.
     
  2. blusky

    blusky MDL Novice

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    The moded version of my Bios that I am trying to update with has these files in it:
    SWinflash(Folder)
    Winflash64(folder)
    30CFF33A.WPH
    30CFF33B.WPH
    AUTORUN.SET
    BOISOLD
    delay
    DELLOG
    EXITCODE
    FLASH32
    FLASH64
    IDERR
    LOOP
    modeles
    NOTADMIN
    NOTADMIN
    QUANTA
    QUANTA
    scrdec18
    showmsg1

    It was recommended to me to use Quanta.vbs to update the bios. I have not been able to find this file. Can anyone please help me find this file or give me a hand in updating the bios?? Which bios file do I use??
    30CFF33A.WPH or 30CFF33B.WPH?? Here is my info:

    -Manufacturer: HP Pavillion Dv6910us Entertainment PC
    -Motherboard Model:HP
    -Bios revision: F.33
    -Bios Type: Phoenix BIOS
    -Bios Download Link (ROM Only): hxxp://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...40556&sw_lang=
    -RW Everything Report Download Link: hxxp://mediafire.com/everything report


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  3. TassieToo

    TassieToo MDL Member

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    Firstly, Quanta.vbs is the second QUANTA file on your list. Didn't help me much mind you, as I had problems getting it to run.

    I prefer running from DOS anyway but don't know if your file is A or B??? (30CFF33A.WPH or 30CFF33B.WPH) I was using 64 bit and mine was B, but who knows. Maybe A is 32bit and 64bit is B! Nice to get this confirmed from someone who knows.

    Anyway, if you know which BIOS just run from DOS using phlash16 v1.7.0.0.

    Then run....

    ph161700 /X /FORCE /O /C /S <NameOfBIOSFile>.WPH
     
  4. blusky

    blusky MDL Novice

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    Thanks TassieToo for your help. Now I have something to work with.

    Hopefully someone can help and let me know how to determine which of these bios files to flash with: either 30CFF33A.WPH or 30CFF33B.WPH
     
  5. charles1

    charles1 MDL Junior Member

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    #5 charles1, Jan 27, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2011
    The right tools to use.

    Which is the right bios tools for view and edit the bios on replace motherboard? I have a HP pavilion a605x Bios screen shows phoenix award, which bios tools phoenix or award bios? It is a asus a7v8x-la board bios is core version 6.00 bios revision is 3.11 I am interested in filling in the hp pavilion support information dialog screen box. Does any of this data resident in the bios and the extended system configuration data? I am using window xp.
     
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  7. charles1

    charles1 MDL Junior Member

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    #7 charles1, Jan 27, 2011
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    A bios tool or tools that can install the old information to new motherboard, and hp pavilion support information some call it motherboard tattoo although computer is six years old. I am using windows xp which uses slp
    Is it safe to use phlash16 on award bios?

    System->Vendor: HP
    System->ModelName: PC193A-ABA A605X
    System->DivAndBrand: C_Pavi
    System->SerialNumber: MXK4291K6N NA430
    System->ConfigCode: MXK429
    System->HPSoftwareBuildID: 43NAheBLU3
    System->FormFactor: D3
     
  8. urie

    urie Moderator
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    No you cannot use phlash16 it is for Phoenix bioses only, you need AWDFLASH for flashing but it cannot edit the dmi are you need HP Tatto cd i,e, dmi editor or dmiscope for example
     
  9. charles1

    charles1 MDL Junior Member

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