Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#37292 by dohle
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:35 am
Hi,
I have a Travelmate 721TX. Currently it's XP installed. I believe the Notebook has 2 fans and one of them (located under the keyboard) is always on. The temperatur sticks to 49°C.
The guys from acer support say that this "always on" is not normal. Otherways the notebook and XP works fine.
So I decided to upgrade my Bios from R01-B8 to the newest acer provides R01-D7.
But when trying to update with a startdisk I get the error message: Failed to open Bios Rom. And when trying to do it with winphlash (A phoenix update tool) I get the error message: "The new Bios file has damaged interface description. The part tindex could not been found in interface" error code 161 (sorry it's loosly translated from german).

I'm sure that it's the right bios for my NB.

Now, what could I do to get this bios update working? Perhaps someone even has a travelmate 720 series and runs XP. Would be nice to know if he has to face the same fanproblem.

dohle