Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#39152 by DanceMan
Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:44 am
Just bought an HP Omnibook 500 thin 'n light and I'd like to flash the bios. HP's bios appears to be one of those .exe files that writes to a floppy. This notebook has no onboard floppy or optical drive. It came with an outboard Targus cd drive that seems to run from a pc card scsi adapter (it's labelled Card Bus Cable II). The manual indicates this notebook had a floppy and optical drive in a docking station that I don't have. There is also a cryptic reference to a floppy drive that would fit in place of the hard drive, which seems to install similarly to the IBM 390E with a pin to slot adapter on the back of the hdd.
I'd be tempted to just put the flash file on a 2.5" hard drive, along with DOS boot files if necessary, but I assume the code in the flash file would want to run from the A: prompt and would not work from the C drive.

Anyone have any experience in dealing with an OEM flash file written for a floppy on a machine that has no floppy?