Slic Modded Bios = Slow Boot

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  1. mim3tic

    mim3tic MDL Novice

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    #1 mim3tic, Aug 21, 2009
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    I have question in hopes that someone here posses the answer too.

    First off let me explain the situation. I Modified my MSI K9A2(V1) Bios 1.8 with the Slic 1.3.1 Tool. I Choose Dell Slic 2.1 and SLP. Everything went perfect Bios Modified successfully. I then Flashed My bios In DOS to the new Modified Version with the tool MSI gives in there bios downloads AFUD4281.exe, It's an AMI Bios flasher I believe.

    I then created a custom OEM Vista x64 SP2 DVD with the Dell Certificate and Cd key inserted. Installation of Vista went perfect and as to be expected it was already Auto Activated.

    Now Herein Lies the problem. After my system Bios boots, It takes 20 Sec from that point(blank Screen) before I see the Green Progress Bar in Vista. Prior to the Slic 2.1 Bios Modification, I had an old Copy of Vista SP2 that was using Vista Loader which only took 4 sec before I saw the Green Progress Bar. Does anyone here have any ideas as to why this is occurring, what is causing the delay in the boot process?
     
  2. 911medic

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    Sometimes the SSv3 mods do this. You can try other mod methods. If it is awd, try ISA mod. 0+2 maybe??
     
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  3. mim3tic

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    911 Medic My bad, Just to make a correction My Bios is AMI not Award. which means I used the SSv2 mod. Keeping that in mInd what are my options here?
     
  4. 911medic

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    use original bios...You can only have SSV2 with this bios.
     
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  5. mim3tic

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    #5 mim3tic, Aug 21, 2009
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    That is what I did. I used the original Bios and made the modification with the slic tool using SSV2, matter of fact the tool forces you to use SSV2 with AMI bios.

    Could there be something wrong with the way the Bios was Modded, maybe the bitlock or maybe something in the table. I mean the mod works but the delay is very annoying. 911Medic have you seen this problem with others or is this an Isolated Incident?

    Maybe this is a result of the Retail Vista SP2 DVD which I modifed with Certificate and Serial.
     
  6. 911medic

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    This is no common, but it does happen. We have a few that cannot boot past splash scree in OS. I do not know why. It may have something to do with memory allocation. It seems the most common problems are on systems with high RAM. usually >5 GB.

    This is just a hypothesis, but it does happen, and on these systems mostly.

    The tool does it exactly as a manual mod would be done. That is the purpose of the tool when only two of us were doing MSI mods. You could try to alter the offsets of the Slic entry, this may make a difference.
     
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  7. mim3tic

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    #7 mim3tic, Aug 21, 2009
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    This is beyond my means, Have no Idea how to do that. Actually I have No idea what that even means, excuse my ignorance. Other than an SSV3 option(in advanced) on the Slic tool that relates to Adjusting location of Slic. Should I try any of the other option in the SSV2 section on advanced tab?

    If all else fails Would modifiying bios to another OEM like say, ASUS etc.. Make any difference and if so which one do you recommend I use.
     
  8. 911medic

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    The SSv3 would likely brick your board..


    no The slics are basically the same..no difference.
     
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  9. mim3tic

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    UPDATE: Medic I installed WINDOWS 7 Ultimate RTM, Same DELL certification as used in Vista with Lenovo Key(yes I know it will eventually be blacklisted by a nagging WGA) and I am Activated.

    ZERO Dely in booting, this thing boots very fast, Is it possible that this is isolated towards Vista?

    Anyhow I don't really care anymore as I intend Windows 7 to become my Primary OS, Vista was Just a Stop Gap
     
  10. 911medic

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    Could be isolated to vista. Could also be That install.. either way, if it aint broke...leave it alone:D:D
     
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  11. Yen

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    The only option you have here is to do another SSV2 mod by using an other location for the SLIC at biosfile, 911medic said that already. Therefore can you please post your original bios? I'm sure somebody of us can do a new mod with a new location.
     
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  12. Wcn001

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    I have the k9a2 as well and have experienced the same delayed loading issue with vista and not win 7.
    Some of the old bios versions and mods were far worse than the current amount of delay at the black screen.
     
  13. yanceycounty

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    Did you ever fix the delay and if so, which BIOS mod are you running?