HP Insyde BIOS recovery steps.

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by kallisti5, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    wincris in ANOTHER PC to make the USB
     
  2. moreiras

    moreiras MDL Novice

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    thanks i will try in oneother pc
    ;)
    moreiras
     
  3. j0rdax

    j0rdax MDL Novice

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    Hi there,

    I bricked my dv7-7106ei last night :eek:after installing updates from the official HP drivers site. I installed Win7 on my new 256gig mSATA drive and kept getting unknown devices in device manager even after windows update and checking for updated drivers.
    I reverted to the HP site and downloaded the latest of all drivers I could get which unfortunately also included a bios update ver F.13 . I ran the sp*%*&^*.exe, it completed and shut down windows. After that the power light comes on but screen remains black.

    I downloaded the previous bios ver F.0A, which was on the laptop initially, and did the procedure as described by kalisti5. My bin file was named 01818.bin. Phoenix created RSA.SIG and 01818.bin.DEC which I renamed to 01818.SIG and 01818.BIN respectively.
    I did the HP_TOOLS UEFI USB stick thing and copied the 2 files to the current folder.
    Then the winkey+b to no avail. Not even a flash of light from the USB stick. HELP:confused:

    The waranty people tell me it isn't covered as it is a 'software problem'.
     
  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    remove hard disk and cdrom so it ses usb HP_TOOLS as only one.
    what brand usb stick ? some dont work.
    ive used sandisk cruzers 8gb and smaller.
     
  5. j0rdax

    j0rdax MDL Novice

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    Thanks, I will report back once I removed my mSATA, it sits under the top cover. What a mission.
    I have tried two different 2gb ones. Will also try a 4gb trancend.
     
  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    did u make USB HP_TOOLS UEFI with sp57448.exe ??
     
  7. j0rdax

    j0rdax MDL Novice

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    I think it was Sp57427. The bios update which broke everything was sp58934 and the one I am trying to restore is sp57274.
     
  8. j0rdax

    j0rdax MDL Novice

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    I use phoenix 2.11. Do I specify SLIC and SLP then press Go to get the file 01818_SLIC.bin? Or do I just use the first 2 files generated, RSA.SIG and 01818.bin.DEC and rename like on first post?
     
  9. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    1st 2 files generated.. not _SLIC

    create the UEFI USB with sp57448.exe
    then copy the renamed files to the bios\current\ and \previous.
     
  10. j0rdax

    j0rdax MDL Novice

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    Will do. I am building up the courage to disassemble the whole laptop again to get to the mSATA drive.
     
  11. j0rdax

    j0rdax MDL Novice

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    Ok, here is what I used.
    A. 32gb sandisc cruzer edge formatted fat32.
    B. Sp57448.exe ran, it with no other usb stick in plugged in and selected USB.
    C. Downloaded the bios it came with from hp and extracted 01818.bin from the exe using 7zip.
    D. Dl'ed phoenix 2.11 and selected the bin file.
    E. Copied the Dec and sig files it generated to the current and previous folders and renamed them to 01818.BIN and 01818.SIG respectively.
    F. Removed battery, power cable, mSATA drive, hdd and dvd drive. Cmos battery for good measure.
    G. Inserted usb stick in left side, held down winkey+b and connected power, then pressed power button until it lit up.
    H. Message came up about boot block with progress bar and hey ptesto, one un-bricked dv7.
    My unmeasurable gratitude goes to LatinMcG and of course kallisti5 for the original post.
     
  12. Eric101

    Eric101 MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I have a HP Elitebook, tried to flash the newst BIOS with rompaq, but always yelling enter bios administrator password, dont works, and its not the password of my administrator. So I tried to use the newst BIOS with phoenix tool, but only gives me those files:

    BIOS0.BIOS & BIOS4.BIOS renamed them to 68CVD.BIN & 68CVD.SIG

    Then starting the prepared HP Tools Stick with Windows + B but only fan is running at full speed, waited half an hour nothing happens at all :-/

    Need a hint ?!?
     
  13. Eric101

    Eric101 MDL Novice

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    thx dude ill try this and reply soon :worthy:
     
  14. nalco

    nalco MDL Novice

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    -Motherboard Manufacturer and Model : HP G62 B16ST
    -Bios Revision :F.48
    -Bios Type :INSYDEH20
    -Bios SLIC :REV 3.5
    -Bios Link : ftp. hp. com/pub/softpaq/sp55001-55500/sp55430.exe
    -Rw-everything report: w w w .datafilehost.com/download-3c1ff8b8.html

    i wrote this Insyde bios mod requests page; thanh2h suggested me w w w.bios-mods.com/BIOS/Insyde...ByCamiloml.exe this bios and it worked. but i think i changed some wrong display configration. after restart the power light comes on but screen remains black and caps lock button is flashing. it wait and still nothing. i should recover the bios. could you tell me which phoenix tool and hp tool should i use for usb recovery. or could u change my orginal fd file with phoenix tool?? please help
     
  15. nalco

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    A. 4gb sandisc cruzer fit formatted fat32.
    B. Sp57448.exe ran, it with no other usb stick in plugged in and selected USB.
    C. Downloaded the bios f.48 rev35 it came with from hp and extracted 01439.fd from the exe using 7zip.
    D. Dl'ed phoenix 2.11 and selected the fd file. (!!!but it generated 6 file 01439.fd.DEC, BIOS0.BIOS, RSA.SIG, BIOS5.BIOS, SLIC.txt and DUMP folder!!!)
    E. Copied the Dec and sig files it generated to the current and previous folders and renamed them to 01439.fd and 01439.SIG respectively.
    F. Removed battery, power cable, hdd and dvd drive.
    G. Inserted usb stick in left side, held down winkey+b and connected power, then pressed power button until it lit up.
    but it didnt work when i start the computer power button is, light fan is on, usb stick flashing 3-4 seconds. caps lock flashing always and still nothing.

    please help me where i am wrong?
     
  16. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    leave battery in pc. try same bios version that worked before crashing flash or try older.


    re seat ram sticks. try 1 ram stick
     
  17. nalco

    nalco MDL Novice

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    okay i tried everything but it didnt work. I wonder if may be due from usb stick? just had not tried it. it Looks like something fairly inexpensive. here it's photo sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/cruzer-fit/
     
  18. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    sandisk always worked for me.
     
  19. nalco

    nalco MDL Novice

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    am i wrong about the name of fd.file? i extract sp55430 with 7-zip it gave me 01439.fd i change nothing. only use phoenix tool. i called customer service they said have a maximum of 45 seconds of flashing caps lock and this is user error. what can i do now please help i need computer for work...