HP DMI Utility

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  1. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    This is a first for me; please bear with me.

    I've been contracting with a company to do off-warranty repair. I just got an HP that required a motherboard replacement.

    And now, I need to tattoo it.

    There are so many different utilities from which to choose, and I'm not sure which I need.

    The model number is a P6610F, running Windows 7.
     
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  3. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    I've been reading that. The problem is, there are so many different utilities from which to choose, and I'm not sure which I need.
     
  4. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    Also, it appears that a lot of the external links don't work, any more.
     
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  6. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    Thanks! But, I'm getting an "unsupported format" error. Is there a specific program that I should use?
     
  7. Tito

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    Have you made a dos-bootable pen drive?? Make one, put the files in it, at the dos prompt type 'nbdmifit' to start.
     
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  8. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    Yes, but, the error that I'm getting, with WinRAR, is that the format is unsupported, or damaged.
     
  9. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    Okay, despite the error, I could unpack the files to my pendrive. But, it doesn't appear that those files are for use with this computer.
     
  10. Tito

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    Use latest 7-zip to unpack the archive. Btw, can you post a screenshot of the error??
     
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  11. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    It appears to have worked with WinRAR, anyway. But, I'll be installing 7z in a moment.

    The files in that archive don't appear to work with this system.

    This is an HP P6610F. The BIOS are AMIBIOS. It's an AMD processor, if that helps.
     
  12. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    After installing 7z, there are many more files.

    I drop them into the root dir of my thumbdrive.

    Boot from the thumbdrive, and....nothing. Eh?

    execute "dir /p" - no autoexec.bat?
    But, if you "dir /a /p" it's there. Why is it being hidden?

    Anyway, try to execute things manually, and it's still not working.
     
  13. Tito

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    Oops.. you have a desktop?? Then those utilities aren't applicable.
     
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  14. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    Yeah, I said that in my initial post. Okay, so...now what do I do?
     
  15. Tito

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    My bad... try DMIScope.
     
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  17. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    It's more than I had ten seconds ago! The only thing I'm unsure of is the entries that I'm going to enter in for those ini files, and that which I enter for the DMI. I'll post when I know more. Give me a few.
     
  18. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    When I hit CTRL-F10, there are areas which I did not have, before, for things like "Product Name" "Serial Number" " SKU Number", etc. I assume that that's where the entries go, manually.

    Now, we're getting somewhere! But, now I don't know exactly WHAT I'm supposed to put for entries.
     
  19. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    I'm getting somewhere! The only thing I have left is the FeatureByte string. I attempted to enter it, as per this doc:

    (sigh...link removed...I don't have 20 posts, yet)

    In the BIOS, itself, but it was rejected. Guess I'll have to try those utils after all.
     
  20. Peale

    Peale MDL Novice

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    I have the opportunity to do another one. But, I don't want it to be another issue like this one.

    I never heard back from HP, and could never properly create an account on their site. When I tried to email them, using the email from their site, it bounced.

    I got lucky with the CTRL-F10 thing this time, but I /need/ to have these tools to be able to take with me.

    At the very least, I need to know how to enter the buildID tag in the BIOS. I couldn't enter it, before. I mean, I did, but the BIOS rejected it as invalid.