[stock BIOS] Lost SLIC table after BIOS flash

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  1. SL2

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    #1 SL2, Dec 16, 2014
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    I'm working with two HP 5320m laptops. After flashing to the latest F.50 BIOS (unmodified, from HP), one of them works fine and the other lost its SLIC table.
    I've tried reflashing it both from HDD and USB, and removing batteries, but no luck.

    Any suggestions?


    (Sorry if I'm using the wrong forum, being a non modded BIOS)
     
  2. redroad

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    Try first by making sure Bios is set to default settings and then flash new .. If no joy then reflash old bios and then try new again ..
     
  3. SL2

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    Thank you for your quick response.

    It worked, the SLIC table is back again. :)
     
  4. SL2

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    Now I see that the SLIC table disappears again if I change BIOS settings after the reflash, and loading default settings after that doesn't seem to help.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  5. redroad

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    The fact that the slic table is not visible does not mean it is not there .. May be a security feature .. Determine current Bios version .. See here .. Report back
     
  6. SL2

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    BIOS Revision 68AFU Ver. F.50
     
  7. SL2

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    Is there anything else I can do? I can't get back the SLIC table anymore, even with reflashing.
     
  8. redroad

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    So I understand you correctly the new bios you flashed is Revision 68AFU Ver. F.50 and that is what the machine lists as bios ? and when the operating system opens and you go to "system" does it show "windows activation as "Genuine" ?
     
  9. SL2

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    From the beginning:

    I flashed both machines, but something obviously went wrong with one of them. At first it had reset to IDE mode among other settings, causing Windows 7 to crash. For a while it didn't even recognize any storage devices. I changed to SATA AHCI, but then it wasn't activated anymore, and the SLIC table was gone.

    I reflashed, but it failed, so I tried again from a USB drive and that worked. But still not activated.

    I posted here, followed your useful tip, and suddenly it was activated, and everything looked normal in SLIC Toolkit.
    Then I did the stupid thing, entered BIOS again just to change a few things and bam, activation gone.
    Reset BIOS to defaults, reflashed, but this time it didn't work. I have tried a few times with different methods.

    Current status: Windows is not activated.

    This pic is taken after I tried reinstalling today, just to see if that made any difference.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32721&stc=1
     

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  10. redroad

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    Is this a UEFI machine? also could it be that the new bios needs a different cert ?

    See "E. How to check the activation status?" and "F-a. Install a certificate" here ..
     
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    Yes, UEFI. Yeah, maybe it needs a different cert, but it makes me wonder why it worked on the other machine tho (same model, same original BIOS)

    I'll check out the link, thanks.
     
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    #12 redroad, Dec 17, 2014
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    Look here bottom of page 2 .. Read through the thread

    edit: also with many OEM machines you have to disable UEFI boot due to the SLIC on a Windows 7 machine If I remember correctly ..
     
  13. SL2

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    #13 SL2, Dec 17, 2014
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    The only way to update this laptop is through a USB drive using DOS. If I use the UEFI system diagnostics it fails.

    Right now I suspect hardware failure, I recall seeing the caps lock indicator blinking five times at a time. At first I thought it was because I have removed the CMOS battery for a while, but now when I tried to replicate it on the other laptop it didn't occur. Apparently it indicates a motherboard failure.

    I'm leaning on using the COA sticker for now. The main reason for this thread is not that I MUST have the SLIC table or an OEM SLP activation, I just thought the issues could be indications of the system being unstable. Unfortunately, this seems to be the case.

    redroad: Thank you so much for your help. I'll come back if I make any progress with this laptop, but I doubt it. :)


    One more question, possibly a stupid one! Is there any point in trying to add a SLIC 2.1 table to the F50 BIOS and reflash?
    (I don't know if the SLIC table comes with every BIOS update, or if it's supposed to be carried over from the previous version, and in my case have been damaged due to a bad flash... purely speculating)
     
  14. redroad

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    What I was thinking is that the difference between the 2 machines was the bios was left configured in 2 different states before flash .. Possibly UEFI boot was selected .. The other which I find curious is the ahci config causing the slic table to disappear ..

    I wish you the best .. Post back with any changes
     
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    Forgot to mention, none of them were using UEFI boot. I made another comment at the end of my last post, just in case you have a comment for that. ;)
     
  16. redroad

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    First is the machine booting to OS?
    If so then use MGADiag tool put results in note pad and post in "code block" and wrap
    tags around it ..
     
  17. SL2

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    #17 SL2, Dec 17, 2014
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    Yes, it's booting fine.

    Code:
    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):-----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    
    
    Validation Code: 0
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-2C9T3
    Windows Product Key Hash: KOm7pbHOZ6mUo9dNDvlDPtSWGgM=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00010
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
    ID: {2162869F-BD7E-4922-85B4-D67F83018AEB}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
    TTS Error: 
    Validation Diagnostic: 
    Resolution Status: N/A
    
    
    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    
    
    Windows XP Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    
    
    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    
    
    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3
    
    
    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: 
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed
    
    
    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
    File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
    
    
    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{2162869F-BD7E-4922-85B4-D67F83018AEB}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-BBBBB</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00010</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-328075638-2239874416-906666197</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Model>HP ProBook 5320m</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer><Version>68AFU Ver. F.50</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20140709000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>E2900D00018400FC</HWID><UserLCID>041D</UserLCID><SystemLCID>041D</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Västeuropa, normaltid(GMT+01:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>  
    
    
    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002
    
    
    Licensing Data-->
    Programlicenstjänstens version: 6.1.7601.17514
    
    
    Namn: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition
    Beskrivning: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
    Aktiverings-ID: 7cfd4696-69a9-4af7-af36-ff3d12b6b6c8
    Program-ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Utökat produkt-ID: 00426-00178-926-600010-02-1053-7601.0000-3512014
    Installations-ID: 018900831574029940995464074661810426777252680001123370
    URL till processorcertifikatet: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
    URL till datorcertifikatet: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
    URL till användningslicensen: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
    URL till produktnyckelcertifikat: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
    Ofullständig produktnyckel: 2C9T3
    Licenstillstånd: Inledande respitperiod
    Tid kvar: 42180 minut(er) (29 dag(ar))
    Återstående antal Windows-omaktiveringar: 3
    Betrodd tid: 2014-12-17 18:09:00
    
    
    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: N/A
    HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
    Event Time Stamp: N/A
    ActiveX: Not Registered - 0x80040154
    Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154
    HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
    
    
    
    
    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: LgAAAAAAAgABAAEAAAACAAAAAgABAAEA6GH6tQAsiIJMjBCM7CkE1iDXBDVcXQ==
    
    
    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A
    
    
    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes, but no SLIC table
    Windows marker version: N/A
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
    BIOS Information: 
      ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
      APIC            HPQOEM        149B    
      FACP            HPQOEM        149B    
      HPET            HPQOEM        149B    
      MCFG            HPQOEM        149B    
      ASF!            HPQOEM        149B    
      SSDT            HPQOEM        SataAhci
      SSDT            HPQOEM        SataAhci
      SSDT            HPQOEM        SataAhci
      SSDT            HPQOEM        SataAhci
      SSDT            HPQOEM        SataAhci
      SSDT            HPQOEM        SataAhci
    
    
    
    
    

    Do you think something like this would be useful? http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/9055-SLP-Marker-File-Update-Utilities
     
  18. redroad

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    -Did the machine originally come with Windows 7? What COA does it have?
     
  19. SL2

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    Yes.
    There another underneath this one saying Home Basic OEM:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=32726&stc=1
     

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  20. redroad

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    I think I would backup the bios on the working machine as well as the corrupt one .. Be sure to ID them clearly .. Then try something like this ..