Acer Laptop with Phoenix BIOS: BIOS MOD Request

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    computerrob Notebook Enthusiast

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    I tried with and without removing the external battery. It stays saved in the bios as VT ENABLED but VMWARE, VirtualBox and Virtual PC say it is still locked off and cannot load a 64 bit OS even though the CPU supports it.
     
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    It doesn't make sense. Were you able to install 64 bit OS in VMware? Can you post the screenshot of the error message?
     
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    Sure here is what I get from VIrtualbox:
     

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    This is from Vmware:
     

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    securable output:
     

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    @computerrob, I'll look into this later. Securable report look strange. Securable should report Yes for Hardware Virtualization if the CPU supported it regardless Virtualization is turn ON or OFF in BIOS. Can you dump CMOS Symbolic from NVRAM using SYMCMOS.EXE?
     
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    For sure Dell Studio 1558 doesn't come with switchable graphic card feature. Yes, Intel Core i3, i5 & some i7 processors have built in Integrated Graphic but it doesn't mean manufacturer will implement it in their final product. When I examined Acer Aspire 5740G & Packard Bell TJ75 BIOS, I found no problem in BIOS itself. The hidden "Graphic Mode" menu already set to "Switchable" by default. It is possible the PCI Express Graphic port for the integrated graphic card is disabled thus preventing BIOS from detecting it. I believe you have better hope in Does HM55 have switchable graaphics? discussion thread. I saw you already posted about this issue over there. I'm also believe nando4 can help you more on this matter. You should see nando4 other project.
     
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    @DavyGT, I found out that M11x BIOS is not compatible with PBE. For unknown reason PBE doesn't correctly decompress the BIOS image. I can read the ROM files but PBE will produced errors when trying to re-build the BIOS image.
     
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    Guys,

    I will not available during this period: 6 September - 13 September. Any request during this period will be processed after 14 September.

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    Will this file be too large to attach here?
     
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