HP Z800 => need to get a new tattoo after MoBo change

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Admiral Awesome, May 1, 2013.

  1. Admiral Awesome

    Admiral Awesome MDL Novice

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    Hello all,

    I own a HP Z800 and right after the guarantee has finished my MoBo broke down :( so I ordered a new one from ebay and everything is working quite fine except that at the startup I always get the message S/N, UUID, PCID does not match.

    In the BIOS I can see that the S/N is now "123456" so I guess it ned to be changed to solve this issue.

    HP told me I have to go to see a technician or send it to HP directly which is not an option at all.
    Next HP store is about 200km away and/or sending a 29kg worstation by post is just hilarious!!!

    I used the search function and found a couple of answers which leads all to a so called DMI tool...unfortunately ALL of them are for Notebooks or PC´s and I get the message BIOS not supported or only for Notebooks etc.

    Question:
    Does anyone have an idea how to solve this issue? I need a DMI tool for a Z800 workstation to tattoo it by my own.

    Thanks and have a great time.


    Bye
     
  2. Admiral Awesome

    Admiral Awesome MDL Novice

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    Hello LatinMcG,

    thanks for your quick respone. Unfortunately the file is not running under 64 bit systems...even if I run it in compatibility mode o_O
    If I´m running it with USB flash drive it starts but asking me for a floppy drive and I can not change the drive name.
    Any other ideas?

    Thanks.


    Bye
     
  3. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    use freedos balder.img .. go to c:
    then copy the files to a: thats emulated...
    c:\ there u type copy *.* a:\

    run from A:\ or get usb floppy
     
  4. quid

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    #5 quid, May 3, 2013
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    With HP Business Desktops you should be able to hit "CTRL-A" while in the BIOS and then there will be extra fields under Advanced -> Security IDs where you can enter that data.

    You can also try HP's Server SMBIOS Utility SETSYS:
    Code:
    SetSys v1.07 for ProLiant 100 series servers
    Copyright 1982, 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Group, L.P.
    
      SETSYS [/S|/U|/A|/M|/K|/?] <string>
           /S - Set Serial Number
                 S/N has a MAX length of 16 chars (16 digits).
                (e.g. SETSYS /S=1234567890XYZEFG)
           /U - Set UUID
                 UUID must be exactly 16 Bytes (32 digits) in length.
                 Digits must be 0-9 and A-F (CAPS) only.
                (e.g. SETSYS /U=1234567890ABCDEF1234567890ABCDEF)
           /A - Set Chassis Asset Tag
                 Asset Tag has a MAX length of 16 chars (16 digits).
                (e.g. SETSYS /A=MAINSERVER123456)
           /M - Set Manufacturer String
                 Manufacturer string has a MAX length of 16 chars.
                (e.g. SETSYS /M=HP)
           /K - Set SKU ID String
                 SKU Number String has a MAX length of 16 chars.
                (e.g. SETSYS /K=AG655A)
           /? - Help
    
      SETSYS w/o any Args displays current values.
    
    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software11/COL31414/co-78002-1/sp44052.exe

    The download should create a bootable USB key for you.
     
  5. Admiral Awesome

    Admiral Awesome MDL Novice

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    #6 Admiral Awesome, May 3, 2013
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    Great, I´ll try it with this tool as soon as I´m back home from work :biggrin:
    Somehow I was not able to mount the mentioned balder.img with daemon tools => any hints how to emulate the floppy drive?

    Oh, by the way...I also tried it with Ctrl+A while in BIOS but nothing happened. Should there be a popup window or do I just get more options which I didn´t see at this moment?

    Thanks.
     
  6. Admiral Awesome

    Admiral Awesome MDL Novice

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    Hi guys,

    me again...
    1. adding a new serial while in BIOS by using Ctrl+A isn´t working properly. Actually nothing happens. I do have BIOS v3.54 ?!?!
    2. SETSYS can read all numbers which are set into the EPROM but if I try to write a new serial with (setsys \s=xxxxxxxxx) it is just showing me the possible commands and nothing happens.
    3. somehow I´m to stupid to mount or burn balder10.img to emulate a floppy drive

    Any further ideas?
    Thanks a lot for your support.


    Bye
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    wrong slash ? \ should be /

    use yumi usb tool to make usb bootable.. or do the Hp dos stick.