In my 6935g, I screwed up my BIOS after I changed IDE settings to AHCI (SATA controller). This is reeeeeally weird. How can changing this single setting corrupt the bios? I removed my HDD and the bios still is corrupt. I really need win XP for one of my external devices and can only install it when I use IDE compatibility mode. I tried slipstreamed SATA drivers but they all didn't woork. My experience with my screwed up 6935g this far... i figured out the following things - the platform.ini file does not contain a model name - the platformname variables in platform.ini (AA and BB) are obviously mere examples of what it could be, i don't think AA.fd or BB.fd or whatever are recognized by the possible recovery tool - the bios name is KM2_XXX.fd where XXX is the version, for example KM2_113.fd is the bios for version 1.13 - KM2 most probably does refer to the modelname, which I think is KiliManjaro 2.0 (looked up some service manuals and stuff on google) i tried the following names for the bios files on my USB stick: KM2.fd KM2HW.fd KM2_.fd KM2_HW.fd no success... the thing that frustrates me the most is that when you press fn+esc at boot, then press the power button once again after the laptop is on, it does indeed try to read something off the USB and CD drive. i tried pulling out the small electricity cable which is connected to the CMOS battery and putting it back in. It is located on the bottom of the laptop, right next to the RAM sticks. I thought this might reset the BIOS, no success. This will BTW not void your warranty, because you are allowed to open that part of the case, because the HDD and RAM modules are there. no success... arghh, well, luckily I still have warranty on the laptop. Might just indeed send it back in. Probably, they will put in a new motherboard or somehow reset the BIOS.