Option addition auto Power On , wake timer , wake on lan

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Eng Hooda, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Eng Hooda

    Eng Hooda MDL Novice

    Jun 8, 2015
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    Hello,
    I am new to BIOS Modding.
    I have dell vostro 1000 laptop which have Phoenix BIOS.
    Latest version is A06 v2.6.3
    downloads(dot)dell(dot)com/bios/WinVost263.EXE (Sorry Can't Post Links)


    It came with a DOS CD so there is no SLIC (I hope I got that right :) )

    It's BIOS is very basic , with so little to tweak , not like the one I have seen in DELL Latitude D630 which had lots of options.

    I needed to have An auto Power ON feature to face power outage problem , to make it power on after power is restored.

    Also a wake on LAN , WAKE UP timer with an option of hourly wake up will be helpful.

    I downloaded PhoenixBiosEditor2.2.13.
    Manged to extract ROM file from exe file above. (WinVost263.EXE /writeromfile)

    then opened it .

    There was a lot of tables with DATA which I had no clue how to edit safely to get what I wanted .

    Now I have a question , is what I am asking for is possible ?!

    If the answer was yes , Then how to do it ?!

    Thank you
     
  2. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    wakeup timer has to rely on RTC.. i believe if RTC doesnt have that feature (ACPI x.x?).. then it cant be enabled.

    check it in Phoenix Bios editor.
     
  3. Eng Hooda

    Eng Hooda MDL Novice

    Jun 8, 2015
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    Thank you for your response.

    I looked up RTC "Real-time clock" , I think I have that with a button cell battery.

    I do not know what to look for in Phoenix Bios editor , there was no RTC mentioned as skimmed through it.

    Phoenix.png


    That's ACPI screen from Phoenix Bios editor, could not read it's version though.

    what about "auto Power ON feature" ? does that have a perquisite ?
     
  4. Eng Hooda

    Eng Hooda MDL Novice

    Jun 8, 2015
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    Thank you for your response.

    I looked up RTC "Real Time Clock" , I think I have that .

    I Skimmed through phoenix BIOS Editor , but I do not Know what to look for, I could not find ACPI version.

    What about "auto Power ON" feature does that have a perquisite ?