Award Phoenix v6.00 PG Bios

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Award Phoenix v6.00 PG Bios

Post by TT » Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:53 pm

Hi

I have a Medion PC that has some of it's bios features password protected.

The normal bios access is available and not password protected..

However pressing F11 shows a password protected area, this is what I'm trying to access..

I'm looking at changing the memory in the PC, so will need to change memory timings, these settings are in the restricted area..

Does anyone know how to access this area of the bios... ??

Many thanks...

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Post by Borg Number One » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:23 pm

Hi.


Could you tell me the name/detailed description of your Medion PC?
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Post by TT » Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:48 pm

Borg Number One wrote:Hi.


Could you tell me the name/detailed description of your Medion PC?
Medion MD8800 PC
Award BIOS

Found this site, http://medion.adslweb.co.uk , they're trying to hack/flash the BIOS, but I don't know if I want to flash it, I want to get the password !

Thanks

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Post by Borg Number One » Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:12 pm

Hi.

I registered to the mentioned Aldi / Medion forum.
Now, I would need a BIOS backup file.
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Post by Borg Number One » Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:56 pm

Hi.

In the Aldi / Medion forums, I reached that two persons could build a BIOS backup file and a snapshot.

http://medion.adslweb.co.uk/phpbb2/view ... hlight=f11
(The forum is not public, but it is no problem to register.)

Well, here are the files:
snapshot
Image

MD8800 BIOS file
http://docze.free.fr/awdbios.bin


Inside the BIOS file, I could locate the string:
"Press ESC to Continue:"
...but it is not part of the binary BIOS part.
No, it is part of the global string list module.

So, decompiling/disassembling or finding the
"F11 key checking and password screen routine" is a litle bit difficult.
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Post by Arne.F » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:20 pm

It's only a blind shot but try this:

dEnNis

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Post by Borg Number One » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:53 am

Hi.

One of the Aldi / Medion forum member tested your and other kinds of "dennis", but without success.
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Post by lmaa » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:51 am

I also once owned an Medion MD 90012 with the same problems.
Pressing F11 -> Password required.
I spoke to the Person at Medion who knows this password about 1h. He didn't tell it to me. He is afraid that this Pass will get public by internet-forums, and so people that don't know much about pc's will make some changes so that the machine don't work properly and they return it in waranty-time to medion. So Medion will have a lot of work more.
As he said there are just 2 people at medion who knows this password.

In my case there was an option to disable "only boot from Medion-CD" that i wanted to disable, so i can install Linux on it. --->

No Password, No boot from other CD's, NO MORE MEDION !!! :D

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Post by micky903 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:02 pm

Are you anyware near geting the password for md 8800 bios yet :roll:javascript:emoticon(':roll:')
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Post by KURIAKI » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:12 pm

More than 100,000 BIOS strings in my database just now!
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Post by Borg Number One » Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:33 am

KURIAKI, it would be suitable to read and understand what you read, before you reply.

Your previous post and the mentioned link has absolutely nothing to do with the current problem.
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Post by Borg Number One » Sat Mar 04, 2006 4:29 pm

Hi.


There are news.

The password is: "am8888egh"



Attention!!!

Because the password has been published, Medion will surely offer "new" BIOS updates.

The "new" BIOS updates will either have a completely not user-friendly BIOS Setup Menu
or the "new" BIOS updates will use another password.
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Post by Borg Number One » Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:51 pm

Hi.


Attention!!!

Because the password has been published, Medion will surely offer "new" BIOS updates.

...either BIOS updates with a completely not user-friendly BIOS Setup Menu or BIOS updates with another password.


So, it is recommend to backup your current BIOS before you update your BIOS.
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Post by TT » Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:46 pm

How easy is it to find a password with in a bios ??

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Post by cp » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:37 am

there are no passwords within a bios file (except master passwords, but i hope that award wouldn't be that stupid anymore).

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