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by KenH
Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: BIOS Utilities & Flash Programs
Topic: Phoenix bios hotflash with using phlash?
Replies: 4
Views: 10301

But Does Uniflash use platform.bin? I read that this file is neccesary for flashing phoenix bios. If the bin file is the correct size for the chip then yes, uniflash will flash it, providing of course that it recognizes the chip on the other motherboard your using to hotflash with, you say the chip...
by KenH
Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: My motherboard is dead
Topic: Bad hotflash!
Replies: 24
Views: 5328

Hello gents, When I encounter a problem as this fellow has, I usually deliberately leave either the video card or the ram off the motherboard, & boot the system to see if it at least gives a post error message about either of the 2 being left off... From memory, leaving the memory off should give co...
by KenH
Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: how to delete free space inside a bios file
Replies: 4
Views: 3294

Unsolder the chip off the board & solder a plcc mount in it's place... I recently had to do such on a HP board that had the chip soldered onto it, in which had a dead bios... I had to remove the middle of the plcc socket though so I could solder it back to the board, then put the middle back in so t...
by KenH
Mon Aug 14, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: My CPU isn't recognized
Topic: CPU microcode files
Replies: 6
Views: 5376

Also it is possible to extract microcodes from system file "update.sys". Or from bios with the help of Cbrom. I did with ctmc, I took the update.sys from the latest build of Windows2003 server Sp1 & extracted the microcodes, then remade 1 large microcode file with ctmc for use with both the intel u...
by KenH
Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Notebook BIOS and other problems
Topic: Flashing without a floppy drive
Replies: 9
Views: 6027

I've noticed that flashdrive software also has the ability to make the
stick bootable whilst formatting..
Perhaps boot off a bootable flash drive...
by KenH
Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: CPU microcodes archive - CPU microcodes collection
Replies: 14
Views: 8494

I have a Microcode Updater that I found in some cases works were ctmc wont as it has the option/switch that forces it to update regardless of bios types/brands, where I found the ctmc wouldn't work with some OEM bios's, this particular utility does... Figured someone may find it usefull as I did... ...
by KenH
Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: My CPU isn't recognized
Topic: Can a processor make windows crash?
Replies: 16
Views: 6028

Doesn't XP play games if you make changes to the hardware if it's a
non vlk version, activation is based on hardware, i'm sure iv'e read
that certain hardware changes are acceptable, & some aren't.
by KenH
Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Where can I find a motherboard manual?
Topic: d865ghvz
Replies: 4
Views: 5004

Often if I flash a chip onboard & am too lazy to remove the case cover
i'll boot to dos with uniflash on the floppy & choose to clear the cmos
from the menu options, turn it off for a while then back on and reset
defaults.
by KenH
Mon May 29, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: What is my motherboard?
Topic: I need detail info of bios..
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

But, if the original drive is giving the same error you have a cabling problem which you should solve first. Or perhaps even a jumper setting problem. Iv'e been caught out by following the diagram for jumper settings listed on the drives & had no end of greif only to find the manufacturer listed to...
by KenH
Fri May 26, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Other BIOS update issues.
Topic: problem after flash bios
Replies: 7
Views: 2492

well, i later tried used awdflash,works,but cant find bin file. cappanie, thanks for help I often find when I get an error of either awdflash or amiflash not being able to find the bin file it's because the bin/rom file is write protected. Right click the bin file & make sure it isn't. If it is , t...
by KenH
Tue May 23, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: PC-Chips Bios / CPU problems
Replies: 7
Views: 7839

http://radel.inet.net.nz/m810lmr.html works fine for me... Does for me too now, :? I tried the K7SEM ver 3.0 bios too, all revisions, & still got the file copy error during the install of XP using both fail safe & optimum bios settings. I considered the power supply too as listed on that page altho...
by KenH
Mon May 22, 2006 7:48 am
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: PC-Chips Bios / CPU problems
Replies: 7
Views: 7839

http://radel.inet.net.nz/m810lmr.html Does that page open for anyone else.?? All I get is page loading but never seems to load no matter how many times I try or refresh.. What was it about. I looked at the 810lmr board on the PC-Chips sight & saw it looked similar to this board, except it runs a di...
by KenH
Sun May 21, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: In-depth High-tech BIOS section
Topic: CPU microcodes archive - CPU microcodes collection
Replies: 14
Views: 8494

If anyone's interested, I spent a few nights searching & extracting all the latest revisions of Intel microcodes I could find, then saved them into one 344kb file that I could use with the Intel updater & called it pep.dat when combining them for use with the Intel update utility, can be used with c...
by KenH
Sun May 21, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: General BIOS Questions
Topic: PC-Chips Bios / CPU problems
Replies: 7
Views: 7839

PC-Chips Bios / CPU problems

Hello lads, i'm not here to ask for advice as iv'e fixed my problem, but thought i'd come here to share a problem that's taken me the best part of a week to solve... I obtained a box of dead motherboards off a friend in the business who assembles / upgrades / sells computers new & used, I get the de...