Insyde BIOS MobilePro 4.20.10 (HQD70) on Acer Aspire 9500 - Change Boot Logo at least

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    If its any help, here are the RW Everything ACPI Tables :

    *ttp://w*w.datafilehost.com/download-332012ff.html
     
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    I recently revived this old Laptop with Windows 8.1 Pro x32 and like to bump this, as Im still interested in a BIOS Mod.

    Acer Aspire 9500 (Modell DQ70).
    Mainboard: Compal Stork (Chipset i915PM/GM, Southbridge 82801FBM (ICH6-M)
    Pentium M 760 @ 2 GHz
    Insyde Software MobilePRO Version 4.20.10, using the "Acer HQD70" Bios 1.60. (512kb)
    Right after startup it additionally says "Insyde ACPI Bios 4.20.09" short before initialising the HDD and the CD-Rom.

    I made a backup of the 1.60 using the "Universal BIOS Backup ToolKit 2.0" but couldnt open it.

    I downloaded the 1.70 : (cant post links yet)

    h**p://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_v1.70.zip?acerid=633643257974888117&Step1=Not ebook&Step2=Aspire&Step3=Aspire%209500&OS=X01&LC=d e&BC=Acer&SC=EMEA_8



    No tool can open this ROM either. (Andy's Tool, Phoenix Bios Editor Pro etc.)


    There is no sign of LZMA or any other compression method, when viewing the ROM in a hex editor

    I then extracted the winflash.exe and the platform.ini does not have the line "MODEL="

    What to do next ?
    Any additonal info is welcome.
     
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    Are there any new achievements regarding Insyde modding this BIOS that I might have missed ?
     
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    These are early implementations of Insyde firmware where they didn't use EFI compatible structure... most of the thing is undocumented.

    o_O
     
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    #9 itsmemario1, Nov 29, 2016
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    Its not working with my Insyde BIOS, so good luck to everyone else from 2004.
     
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    #16 itsmemario1, Dec 14, 2016
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    Found another guy with nearly the same Insyde BIOS for his TOSHIBA Laptop :

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/24686-Uneditable-Insyde-Bios-not-H2O-(Maybe-MobilePro-)


    Exactly the same Bootloader 1.00.3 05/18/04

    Exactly the same Boot Block 1.00. 11/03/00

    But of course different file header per file "EE 88"... :beee:

    Probably no encrpytion no compression as it is 1 megabyte ROM.
    Maybe someone finds this usefull...

    His laptop has same CPU, Pentium M 760 / 2GHz,
    but intel GMA 915 instead of Ati Mobility X700


    The "best" part is, the Insy "Decompression" tool does work with this BIOS :

    insydeco toshi.jpg

    and unpacks it :

    insydeco toshi2.jpg


    Also Advanced BIOS Logo Reader can read all files from it :

    Advanced Bios Logo Reader works.jpg


    PCX (8-bit, RLE) 256 colors

    *sigh*

    So how to unpack this baby to make it become 1mb...


    Any help is appreciated. You can download the readable ROM here :

    no longer available
     
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    Happy 2020 and a desperate bump.
     
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    This is a lot to read...and alot of (Toshiba) "Tools"... but who knows what I will find...

    Thanks for sharing.

    Is there a way to download the full "M200.ISO" instead of downloading all these files manually ?
     
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