Toshiba BIOS Mod with File extension ****.COM

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by arrows, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. weinter

    weinter MDL Senior Member

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    I need this as well, currently I am currently trying to get at the NVS 150M Option ROM which is found only on Toshiba Laptops.
    Thanks
     
  2. r0b0tnik

    r0b0tnik MDL Novice

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    Guys, any luck on getting SLIC 2.1 BIOS MOD/Hack for any variant of Toshiba?
    I got 2nd lappy, Protege M500. SLIC v2.0, capable running VISTA.
     
  3. tommiy

    tommiy MDL Member

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    anyone progressed this?
     
  4. Spyd

    Spyd MDL Novice

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    Sorry for bumping this thread, but I have an old Toshiba Qosmio F20 laptop I want to mod.
    The bios is a "Toshiba" one, the file extension is .COM, and I can't find any info about how to mod it.

    Any info on progress or confirmation that there won't be any tool would be greatly appreciated.
     
  5. btf-tribal

    btf-tribal MDL Junior Member

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    no ideas????
    where're the bios modding hero's?
    need help,too
     
  6. Spyd

    Spyd MDL Novice

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    I guess there isn't enough interest on those legacy bioses.
     
  7. Nestor

    Nestor MDL Junior Member

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    I understand no one succeeded in extracting the toshiba .com file, but is it recorded in the bios chip in the same way of archiving?
    Anyone tried a backup read from the bios?
     
  8. Spyd

    Spyd MDL Novice

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    As far as I know, dumps lack some data needed to properly flash the bios, so it's of no use.
     
  9. Nestor

    Nestor MDL Junior Member

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    #50 Nestor, Jul 21, 2013
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    I'm starting to think about something a bit different from "onboard" flashing.
    I bought an ic programmer and trained for soldering with pcb after bricking my 2 laptops and 1 desktop.
    So for me is very significant how the bios file is deployed on the chip.
    The problem is that I myself cannot look in that because I've not got a toshiba one in my hand yet.

    additional:
    I have 1 laptop & 1 desktop from toshiba to be more exact.
    The laptop has phoenix bios and desktop award however.
     
  10. Spyd

    Spyd MDL Novice

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  11. Nestor

    Nestor MDL Junior Member

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    #52 Nestor, Jul 21, 2013
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    Thanx for your detailed reply, but I had already sold my bricked boards when I bought my ic programmer (and they had soldered chips).
    I have ever done your "hot replacement" method for other boards and never fail to make a backup *first* as a hot replacement when the board has a socketted bios chip (I have a lot of blank ones).

    I looked around toshiba's update pages and am interested in the .COM ones.
    BEFORE looking well I bought a toshiba laptop that had a phoenix bios...that was not interesting.

    additional:
    I'm now looking around used Toshiba laptops first released 2007-2009 to get another one.
    For example Satellite A205 uses a Phoenix BIOS (with a header to be truncated upon programming?) and is moddable while no one has succeeded in Tecra A9 having a Toshiba original BIOS (.COM).

    So anyone, letting me have a backup read from your bios chip working on Tecra A9 would be appreciated (no need of modded one).
     
  12. nk2919

    nk2919 MDL Junior Member

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    nk2919 MDL Junior Member

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    #54 nk2919, Jun 14, 2019
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    Additionaly, if one is trying bios mod of Toshiba computer, s/he first have to start bios updater application and rapidly find and copy the bios updating files in %temp% folder , before the program ends up in error ( when the machine is different than the BIOS intended to flash or the BIOS has been updated ) or the program starts flashing; these files will be deleted automatically shortly.
     
  14. imranromi

    imranromi MDL Novice

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    @nk2919 Send me exe bios which model you want extract or more latest model only provide bios region when you extract web exe above you say me region post here bios dump i will clean me region