[stock BIOS] Lost SLIC table after BIOS flash

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  1. SL2

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  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 ..
     
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    Thank you for your quick response.

    It worked, the SLIC table is back again. :)
     
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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?
     
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    BIOS Revision 68AFU Ver. F.50
     
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    Is there anything else I can do? I can't get back the SLIC table anymore, even with reflashing.
     
  7. 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" ?
     
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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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    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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    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. ;)
     
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  15. redroad

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