This is no request thread! HP COMPAQ bioses, how to modify the bios?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Yen, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. jiriteach

    jiriteach MDL Novice

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    @haiduongbk and @navino87

    Theres no point even trying to mod your BIOS to SLIC 2.1. You won't be able to load it. This is the current problem.

    The guys are trying to come up with a solution. Hopefully we can find a way to load modded BIOS's but until then, having a modded BIOS is no good :)
     
  2. ckv

    ckv MDL Novice

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    Sounds nice. Will i then be possible to get one that has the bios for a 6710b ?
     
  3. Pyotr

    Pyotr MDL Novice

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    I read that thread. Seems like u have to find compatible rompaq with model of laptop.
    Your one 8710p seems to by next generation after nc8430 yours using i965pm chipset and nc8430 i945pm so may be the rompaq ver.4.69 is compatible only with model year which was using chipset i945pm... the rompaq 4.69 is actually from nx9420 which is also i945pm chipset. That possible means will probably work only with all i945 chipset based laptops.
     
  4. jiriteach

    jiriteach MDL Novice

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    Yup it's having the right rompaq thats the problem. All the ones I have found are not for these models.
     
  5. andmail

    andmail MDL Junior Member

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    Pyotr

    You seem to be right.
    The earliest version rompaq.exe for 8710p is 4.6D, which is doesn't work.
    Earlier versions, such as 4.69, 4.68, 4.63, 4.61 are not working too.
    So, it seems, modded rompaq.exe (such as 4.6D) needed for 8710p.
     
  6. Pyotr

    Pyotr MDL Novice

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    Andmail

    Don’t know, but just checked romaq which I used to flash my mod bios with rompaq from HP website for nx9420 in winHex and they are exactly the same so therefore my rompaq is not modified as I originally thought and that means there is something else involved..

    Funny is you can have original slic 2.0 table from hp in bios but it not necessary means vista will be activated because for some reason it can’t see slic even is there.
    There is something which working together with rompaq.exe and updating/enabling certain parts of bios which is located not like on normal pc in one chip but more small eprom chips where each one take care of some part of laptop like: screen settings, tpm module , bios passwords etc... and I think there is something which HP pre set somewhere and it vary from model to model configuration which telling to rompaq which part to update and which not.

    Another strange thing is the error message 104-unsupported wireless network device when you install unbranded wifi card and it hang and wouldn’t boot.
    There are fixes on net how to go around but most interesting one is boot laptop with old card normally then put it in to sleep mode change card for new one power it up it will of course find new HW and install drivers and u can use it. But most strange part is it still working even after restart even you take battery out and unplug power lead and next time you power up it still work and there is no 104 massage. So how that work???
    So what the hell the Compaq bios is????
     
  7. MSbetatester

    MSbetatester MDL Novice

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    How do you tell it is HP-Phoenix bios?

    My m8330f Pavilion does not have a bios file on the HP site. I can't find it anywhere.

    When it boots, it says Phoenix-Award at the top and it has a working Slic 2.0. I was able to create a Winphlash16 backup and I posted a 2.1 request in the Phoenix request thread. But, once modded, can I then Winphlash it back into my system? All these checksum issues make me wonder.

    MSBT :confused:
     
  8. Yen

    Yen Administrator
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  9. mutante

    mutante MDL Novice

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    HPQFlash

    Hummm have you test it? I't doesn't show any error ... at least on my computer :) you now ...
     
  10. gregg

    gregg MDL Novice

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    Well, your patched HPQFl*sh version works without error for me.
    I tried to patch my HP 8710w laptop with this modded ROM: http://forums.mydigitallife.info/showpost.php?p=103218&postcount=17

    HPQFl*sh sayed he flashed my bios but after rebooting, RW Everything or SLIC Dump Toolkit show SLIC version 2.0, not 2.1
     
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  11. Yen

    Yen Administrator
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    I cannot try since I haven't got HP-Phoenix bios. But halaween has tried a patched HPQ-flash already.....hmmm yours is different..maybe I'm wrong and it works....will have a look...
     
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  12. Yen

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    Stay tuned please... I'll make another mod....
     
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