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1. I managed to find a version of IDA which works
, that's one, but anyway IDA i do not think that will help me correct a bad checksum. I have to make some more investigations, but this a rather new field for me, dissecting BIOS'es with a dissembler Anyway i have a huge capacity for learning new things and willingness. I also made dump of the other files in the main *.bin and they look ok, except this main BIOS bin which it's reported as being faulty by the verify command in the Award slic tool.
2. I took a look at the main bin in the HEX viewr/editor and observed that starting from the second bloc everything it's FF whihch looks like blank to me, no data. I do not think that this is normal as i compared with other Award BIoses and not even one of them had the same pattern. However at some point it starts to show data, but between second block and block 00010004 ( offset 65520 ) i get only FF's... and excuse if i am wrong, but isn't this area, the boot block area ( 64 kb )??? If yes then this could explain a bit the problem.
If i could inject the boot block from another Award bios for a motherboard with the same chipset would this work??? I am just making suppositions here
. However i have no idea if the other data it's ok as the main bios file it's located lower in the chain, than offset 65520... and as you can see in the second picture were the 65520 -> on starts i have a clear indication ( " -1h5-*) that the main bios starts. However until this start, above, from 0 to 65520 i should have the boot block...i guess.
Anyway, looking for some logic from you
Attached you have 2 images of the hex data, the first offset's. and the start from 65520http://www.reparpclaptop.com/share/hex560A_!.JPG
-> from 65520-onhttp://www.reparpclaptop.com/share/hex560a.JPG
-> from 0 to 65520 ( only FF's )
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