Unable to extract Bios. Help

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by dimension2035, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. dimension2035

    dimension2035 MDL Novice

    Feb 25, 2011
    I've been having a slight problem extracting the bios for dell Inspiron 9300 laptop. I've tried google but its no help.

    I've used:

    7z beta: Cannot open file as archive.
    7z 920: Cannot open file as archive.
    UniExtract: Cannot be extracted. file type returned was: Microsoft visual c++ 6.0[Overlay]
    Winrar: no option to extract file in sub menu
    Winzip: no option to extract file in sub menu

    What am I doing wrong and what other tool can I use to extract it. Some tools I try to get are not available because it was deleted.

  2. drewbug

    drewbug MDL Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    I'm assuming you're talking about this file from Dell's site: ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/bios/A05I9300.EXE

    If that's the case, you can just andyp's Phoenix SLIC Tool (http://www.sendspace.com/file/yj46sa) on it directly. There's no need to use some other tool to extract it.