new motherboard, original restore dvd

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by gatewayman, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. gatewayman

    gatewayman MDL Novice

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    Hi, I had to replace the motherboard in my gateway desktop.
    now my restore disk will not work
    is it possible to program the bios with the necessary information to make my retore DVD work with the new motherboard?
    if yes, how would I go about it?

    thanks
     
  2. gatewayman

    gatewayman MDL Novice

    Jan 15, 2011
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    ok, so I looked around a little more and found the DMI236 and the codes to put into the BIOS but I can't get gateway disk to work
    I found a post about HP and entered that with DMI236 and got XP to install from my HP DVD, it autoactivated and everything
    but I want to use the windows 7 that came with the computer, I just can't seem to get the BIOS right for gateway though.
    can somebody help me out with the command line for DMI236 and gateway?

    thanks
     
  3. Brainsuck

    Brainsuck MDL Addicted

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    #3 Brainsuck, Jan 17, 2011
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    you are going to have edit the dmi pool on new bios what bios is it ami ' ect AMIBCP.exe use this to replace m,ine and it fool proof replace a Rs 780 with Rs 785
     
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  4. gatewayman

    gatewayman MDL Novice

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    it is phoenix awardBIOS v6.00PG
     
  5. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Editing the DMI area probably won't work for windows 7 if it was SLP installation you would need SLIC 2.1 in bios (or what slic was originally in bios) the other problem is there are no Gateway SLIC.bin i think they use ACER.
     
  6. gatewayman

    gatewayman MDL Novice

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    ok, not having much luck with this
    any help appreciated
    thanks