Recovery Phoenix bios help needed!!!

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  1. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    the hp dv9700 series laptop, model dv9834ca
    while i was trying to flash it using winphlash64, it corrupted the bios. So now the laptop is dead. I used the same bios for my own laptop and it was successful! no they are not using different bios! its same! i checked it 50x already!

    The problem is this. I tried many recovery methods!! but one thing that isnt work is this:

    the reading part. I made floppy disk through Phoenix Recovery Crisis and all goes well, but when i plug it into usb port of the laptop. Then i hold win+B plug the power cord, and press the power button, it reads the cd-rom, or checks it, and floppy usb drive. after few seconds it dies. So it is NOT reading the floppy usb drive, nor starting the flash procedure!

    What do i do?! like what could be the problem!?
     
  2. PrEzi

    PrEzi MDL Addicted

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    #2 PrEzi, Aug 7, 2009
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    Did you tried all the methods described here ? Renamed the orginal bios file etc. ?
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/2105
     
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  3. HotCarl

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    #3 HotCarl, Aug 7, 2009
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    Never flash you BIOS in Windows. Period. There is no excuse for it other than laziness, and it is just way too risky in my opinion...make a USB bootdisk and do it from DOS. If I were you, I would look up recovery methods on HPs web site if they have any posted. There are also numerous other threads that talk about BIOS recovery issues like this one: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/2105
    Hope that helps...

    EDIT: Beat me to it PrEzi. :p
     
  4. LimitsX

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    #4 LimitsX, Aug 7, 2009
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    Yes, i did rename it to bios. Maybe the phlash16.exe im using is causing the issue?!

    Yeah i realised that! i assumed it worked on my laptop fine..it would do the same on my friends! but it didnt, my fault. anyway, im trying to recover and i did look over those methods!! the only problem is, it won't read!! it just checks the usb stick, or the floppy usb drive! but doesnt do anything after that!!

    i dont know waht im doing wrong :(!! i followed each and every single step carefully over 15x so far!
     
  5. HotCarl

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    #5 HotCarl, Aug 7, 2009
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    If I were you, I would maybe google BIOS recovery methods for that HP model of laptop (ex: "Phoenix BIOS recovery & USB floppy"), or search HP's knowledge base on their web site to see if that yields any useful info. Maybe they have a tech help line where you can gain info on how to recover your BIOS for your laptop. It does not sound good though, and you may wind up having to take it to a repair shop that is equipped with the required tools to re-flash your damaged BIOS. I have never had this problem before since I always flash in DOS. I hope for your sake that someone here has more insight into your specific problem with this HP, but you also may want to look into repair options and see if there are any shops near by that can handle this...seeing as how it is a laptop, it just makes things that much more complicated, unfortunately. :( Hopefully a search will yield a "soft repair" solution that will work.
     
  6. LimitsX

    LimitsX MDL Member

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    actually I found the source's problem!!! its the phlash16.exe!! i used the old version and it worked!! YAYAYA~!!!! YESH!! thank u everyone!! :)!! i will post the site's link here for anyone else that needs help!!
     
  7. LimitsX

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    i will let u guys know how things worked out~!! right now its flashing the bios!
     
  8. ghoffman

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    yes - please outline exact steps and link to the phlash16 that worked. thank you from a fellow hp-bricker!
     
  9. LimitsX

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    no problem! i will update this thread, right now we are just waiting to reboot it and see how the flash went :)!! i hope it flashed good!! properly!!
     
  10. LimitsX

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    hrmph im not sure whats going on D:! Its flashing the bios that is for sure!! but apparently my laptop isn't turning on properly!! -_- great. now im stuck here. it doesnt self-reboot though, it reads the floppy and everyhting properly, but it wont return to its original functioning..
     
  11. PrEzi

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    Change the autoexec.bat file to this & execute the flash one more time :

    phlash16 /x /c /mode=3 /bbl /force /MFG /R=5 BIOS.WPH

    This will :
    ignore xms mem manager check, clear cmos, program bootblock, flash in mode 3 (required), force flashing even if bios version is the same, reboot automatically after flash, if flashing a block fails - retry 5 times, flash with BIOS.WPH image.
     
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  12. LimitsX

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    thanks I will give that ago now!! Because I know it is reading the image and probably does flash or something, can't tell for sure. and it does make a beep sound while reading the usb floppy drive!! im gonna give that ago! Thanks!!
     
  13. LimitsX

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    #14 LimitsX, Aug 7, 2009
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    do i keep the minidos.sys while using the autoexec.bat file?! Also it will automatically reboot or not neccessarily?!
     
  14. Yen

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    This sys file seems to be essential....it's a part of DOS
     
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  15. secr9tos

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    /bbl flashes the bootblock is this a good idea or a bad one?
     
  16. PrEzi

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    When doing a RECOVERY (remember that this is a thread about bad flash) it should be there since some part of bootblock could be damaged.
    Else (if you are using it to flash to SLIC 2.1) it shouldn't be there.
     
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  17. Yen

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    Very bad idea! The BBL contains data to allow to read the biosfile bios.wph at recovery process. If it gets corrupted at flash process you cannot recover anymore.
     
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  18. PrEzi

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    Yen, shouldn't the /R=5 switch fix this in case a block fails flashing ?
     
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  19. LimitsX

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    I tried, same problem presists! It reads the usb floppy drive disk, for a minute or two, and then i wait 5-10min. Nothing auto shut down. i manually do it, and turn it on, same problem. blank screen, and basic LED's lighting on, so yeah. Idk whats going on anymore! i've been able to get to the step of getting the usb floppy drive to read, and after that, no idea what happens.