Why am I having so much trouble activating after injecting SLIC in HP BIOS?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by TheReasonIFailed, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. TheReasonIFailed

    TheReasonIFailed MDL Novice

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    #1 TheReasonIFailed, Aug 28, 2013
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    I've got a few HP/Compaq dx2400's that I'd like to inject SLIC 2.1 into and I use the latest AMI BIOS Mod Tool.

    I go through the steps; select the SLIC, SLP and Certificate. The Tool tells me that the certificate is a match but after flashing and attempting to activate; Windows will not activate successfully.

    I'm using PAYMYRENT's Key Cert Branding Tool to apply the key and cert.

    Anyone care to shine a light on this problem for me? I tried to search for similar problems but couldn't find any posts.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. mohamedkamel

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    Just use Windows Loader by DAZ and all will be OK, assuming that your Windows 7 copy is from a reliable source and not preactivated..etc

    My only fear is that you already inserted a certificate already in your bios. So, I strongly recommend that you use WAT Fix or MBR Regenerator (I used the latter many times and it worked flawlessly. I tried WAT Fix before with no success). This is because if you installed the loader after you already inserted a certificate by another tool, you'll get 2 certificates in your bios and your computer may not start properly. So, you should get your computer to its trial estate first before applying Windows Loader :)
     
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  4. TheReasonIFailed

    TheReasonIFailed MDL Novice

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    Yeah I went ahead and used Windows Loader for the time being but I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction to fix this problem.
     
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  6. TheReasonIFailed

    TheReasonIFailed MDL Novice

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    Here you go!!

    SLIC_Toolkit_Screenshot.jpg
     
  7. urie

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    No need for Watfix e.c.t the bios mod is not correct. How did you modify bios With AMItool i,e, SSV, SSV2, SSV3 Dynamic ? Use MMTool and what manufacturer did you select.

    Try using SSV3 and alsoselect MMTool and select other for manufacturer (P.S. if you know the motherboard manufacturer select that a lot of HP machines have ASUS Motherboards)
     
  8. TheReasonIFailed

    TheReasonIFailed MDL Novice

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    urie,

    Thanks for your help! Pointing me to that tool allowed me to see where the mistake was. As you can see RDST referenced BPC SLIC while I injected the MPC SLIC which didn't match. Running the AMItool once more and injecting the BPC SLIC resolved my problem! Everything is working thanks to your direction!

    Thanks again!