Restored functionality help

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by spawn2002, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. spawn2002

    spawn2002 MDL Novice

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    Hi,was going to reflash my bios to a modded version so I uninstalled the bootloader first.The problem is I can no longer get anything other than a browser.Is there any way to get back some functionality to reflash?
    Motherboard:Gigabyte P35-DS3 rev 1.0
    Core 2 Duo 6600
    Bios Award F3
    Asus OEM installed from Bootloader.Now invalid(duh to me)
    TIA for any help.
     
  2. Fzeven

    Fzeven MDL Guru

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    Have you allready flashed the modded bios, if not flash it to see if Vista gets activated again.
     
  3. spawn2002

    spawn2002 MDL Novice

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    Hi Fzeven,will try the flash with the modded bios & let you know the results.One small noob question though regards putting in the certificate.Can you point me to the posts for this & the slp key procedures?

    Thanks very much.:)
     
  4. Fzeven

    Fzeven MDL Guru

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    #4 Fzeven, Mar 27, 2008
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    Look here: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/10784
     
  5. spawn2002

    spawn2002 MDL Novice

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    #5 spawn2002, Mar 27, 2008
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    Vista activated again

    Fzeven,the modded bios went in perfectly,certificate installed & OEM Slp number also.Installed the cert & number according to the post you gave.
    Vista is activated BUT the bootloader has reinstalled itself.How do I get rid of the bootloader to see if activation has genuinely worked?When I got into the other trouble uninstall.cmd didn't do anything.I had to uninstall the folder manually but have obviously missed some hidden files.
    Thanks again for any help & for creating such a great resource in these forums.:)
     
  6. Fzeven

    Fzeven MDL Guru

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    You can give it a try with voatktools.
     
  7. spawn2002

    spawn2002 MDL Novice

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    #7 spawn2002, Mar 27, 2008
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    Hi Fzeven,Voatktools installed Asus cert ok & oem key ok.It also replaced core2 duo banners with asus banners.Everest gives me the following:
    [ SLIC: Software Licensing Description Table ]

    ACPI Table Properties:
    ACPI Signature SLIC
    Table Description Software Licensing Description Table
    Memory Address DFEE87C6h
    Table Length 374 bytes
    OEM ID _ASUS_
    OEM Table ID Notebook
    Creator ID MSFT
    Ok,question is can I now safely delete the bootloader & not get back to the same problem?

    Thanks for your help & time.:)
     
  8. Fzeven

    Fzeven MDL Guru

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    Yes, remove the bootloader if everything is okay it stays activated.
     
  9. spawn2002

    spawn2002 MDL Novice

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    Thankyou for the very rapid reply.Will uninstall the loader(fingers crossed lol) & report back.
    Thanks again.:)
     
  10. Fzeven

    Fzeven MDL Guru

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    Enjoy it.:)