magalhaes

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by paulo1988_pt, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. paulo1988_pt

    paulo1988_pt MDL Novice

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    hi, so my netbook magalhaes from Portugal has been giving me this message for quite a while now...
    every time i boot my pc it says this:

    checking nvram...
    boot tick :ff-ff-ff
    boot count :ff-fe-3c
    expiry date :

    for more details: http :// imagizer. imageshack .us /a / img903 / 7257 / GSBhQT.png

    do i need a bios mod?
     
  2. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    Welcome to MDL.

    You would probably get a faster answer if this was posted over in the BIOS mods section.

    Maybe the mods could move it over there for you. :)
     
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  3. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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  4. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    #4 QuantumBug, Dec 14, 2015
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    NVRAM is the non volatile memory which stores BIOS settings.

    So i'd suggest you start by removing the BIOS battery or a while to clear all settings. Or remove all power cables and batteries, hold the power button down for 30-45 seconds, plug in the power cable ONLY and attempt to boot.

    Also, as SOCRATE says, I'd seriously remove your HDD and scan it on another machine with something like Malwarebytes Anti Malware. But make sure the next computer is fully protected before the drive is plugged in. If you have no important data in the drive, just format it and reinstall W1ndblows.
     
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  5. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    Something about the opening post triggered a forgotten memory of an obscure page on the ]Hacking Team[ leaks. I do not remember the exact page, but if I am correct ( and I very well may not be ) replacing that hard drive may be the only viable option as the firmware on the drive may have been overwritten and locked. Also if I am correct installing that drive in another machine may cause it to spread to that machine.

    Be careful.
     
  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    #6 LatinMcG, Dec 14, 2015
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