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[Q]questions of PHLASH.exe(phoenix_bios_TOOL.PHLASH4.0_r1.84

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2002 7:55 pm
by redring
i just upgraded my notebook bios yesterday,
& also backup my old bios,(PHLASH /bu)
PHLASH made a bios.bak file

but i chould't recover my old bios from bios.bak
(c:\PHLASH bios.bak)
it said that
" bios.rom close failed
press anykey to reboot "

anyone have a suggestion?

(my Notebook, got some problems when using the new bios, and i chould't find out the old ver bios rom on WWW,now i only have the BIOS.BAK made by PHLASH /bu)

another question
how to change the boot LOGO in the (phoenix-bios)rom?
where to get the tool?
OR how to edit it ?
(there are only some tools for Award-bios LOGO)

i am a chinese
sorry for my bad English

Thanks ur anwsers!!!

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 12:34 pm
by redring

what's wrong ? :cry:

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 2:01 pm
by NickS
Nothing wrong, just I have not much experience of Phoenix BIOS. Phoenix BIOS is not very friendly.
To re-flash from bios.bak, do you need to change the name to BIOS.ROM ?

Using Phlash

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 9:26 pm
by stonent
So if you have Phlash, a platform.bin and a bios.rom

Can you just flash the bios.rom using Uniflash (in case you have to hot flash in another system) or is the bios.rom file encrypted?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 6:22 pm
by NickS
Well, I've read up a little bit more. It looks like the PLATFORM.BIN file is required to identify (active or passive, I don't know) the Flash chip type and the chipset for PHLASH.EXE. As long as it doesn't do what IBM do and build the ROM image at flash time, I would guess that Uniflash might be able to write it. The best bet would be to see if Uniflash can read it, and compare the file saved by Uniflash with the file saved by PHLASH.