It's been 2 days for me trying to slic-modify supermicro server board with phoenix bios. I've read a lot here and tried even more and now need some help since messing with bios in hex-editor is not my strong point Here is a brief overview: Board: dual socket supermicro x7dwa-n bios chip: SST 49LF016C Original bios: here Modded bios: here nice auto-flash disk: here (it creates a bootable disk with latest phlash16 allowing to use zipped rom files to flash from 1.44 floppy or virtual-floppy mem.stick) I've read threads about manual slic insertion for phoenix bios and then 4 recovery (obviously procedures, none of which worked for me, so I came up with 5th scenario, and it worked. Here is what I tried: followed all steps from here - http://forums.mydigitallife.net/posts/5520 Found out that bios already had slic info for supermicro. I don't know how to check whether it's active or not, but in everest it did show. Decided to slic with dell, followed Yen's trick to rename SLIC with TEMP, but I used RSSR (just for fun), then figured out as far as I could where to replace/add RSDT info for DELL, saved it, got no errors - good sign.. flashed it, everything went fine.. reboot...... darkness.. fans spin, cd-rom initialized.. but that's about it.. it was time to try 'recovery roller-coaster'. Spent a lot of time, had to dig up floppy drive, floppy disks (usb stick method did not work and that's another story, had to run out and buy 2gig version, cause 4gig i have isn't bootable). after all I ended up nowhere.. tried everything, few keyboards ps2/usb/wireless.. none of the key combinations worked, couldn't get my floppy drive to jump-start the server. Then this idea came to me.. I had a few other motherboards and recall one guy mentioning somewhere a hot-flash, you boot up with a good bios chip, then while at command prompt swap it with the bad one and try to re-flash it with a good bios. I spent hours trying all sorts of options and had little success, meaning was able to start the process (phlash16) of flashing but it would always hang at the line 'verifying flash memory'.. So I gave up Decided to get another board to see if I killed the chip or not.. Now I have second board, second chip and hot-swap method worked smoothly!! That was great. I now had 2 working bios chips and wanted to see if I could get me modded file to work once more. .. same thing, black screen, but recovery is now under a minute What I'd like to get help with is - getting this bios file patched properly. I'm willing to test and it would be a shame for me to give up at this point. So, please.. Yen, BigErnM, petar and all other willing to help, please take a look at 2 files here and let me know/correct what's wrong and if it's possible at all to get this chip slic-modded. I am so greatful and thankful already to this community and trying to share what I learned without wasting your time asking stupid/silly questions.. Thanks.. and I'm here looking forward to getting this chip tweaked.. ps: sorry for such a long post..