Hello All. I've recently started looking at modding bios/firmwares again.. Things have certainly changed somewhat since the last time that I dabbled (P3/P4 era)!! Anyway, I've got a "bit of a soft spot" for netbooks.. esp. Acer D255, D270 and the HP mini 210-4000 series. I've got a few of these from Ebay to experiment with.. I mainly run Linux and wish to see how far I can get with Bios unlocks, modding and eventually coreboot. The HP minis are quite locked down.. The bios is Insyde, the system is locked to a 32bit OS only (Intel N2800 64bit CPU). The only way that I can backup/flash the bios with anything "non-OEM" is by unsoldering the flash chip and using a SPI programmer. I've got a HP mini motherboard on the bench with a soldered SOIC adapter fitted. This allows for easy chip flashing. QUERY: The actual binary Bios file appears to be encrypted within the supplied HP self extracting archive. I can access any bios file with Phoenixtool 2.66, but I can't see any obvious way of just extracting the unencrypted bios file (for direct use with a hardware programmer). Am I just being very "dense" in missing something obvious?? or do I need another tool for this?? Any pointers would be appreciated. Bodge99.