Slic disappears

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by NeptuneMystic, May 4, 2008.

  1. NeptuneMystic

    NeptuneMystic MDL Novice

    Mar 4, 2008
    I have a interesting problem. Yesterday I was OCing my pc, trying different settings. Upon one of my attempts I got a bsod and the PC rebooted. Afterwards, I found Vista was deactivated. At first, I was trying to figure out why. I tried the reactivated using the C:\windows\system32\slmgr -ato command. And I would get a error. So I rebooted my machine a few times and boom everything is activated again.

    To be certain everything was ok, I rebooted it once more. And this time it came up as deactivated. I decided to check Everest to see if a SLIC table was present and to my surprise it wasn't. When it boots up and Vista is activated the SLIC is actually there. Its weird, I never seen any problem like this. I'm using
    the GA-EP35C-DS3R rev 2.1. Any one have any ideas what could be causing this?

    I've tried resetting the bios, reinstalling a modded bios and I get the same results. Its either active and the slic is there or it is deactivated and the slic is gone.

  2. westmassguy

    westmassguy MDL Junior Member

    May 7, 2007
    A quick Google search revealed that your board uses "Dual BIOS".
    If your BIOS settings cause a BSOD, the board may reset itself using a "Backed Up" BIOS image.
    You'll have to consult the manufacturer and/or read the manual to find out how to flash both BIOS chips with the same BIOS version.