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in case you kill your phoenix bios: bios recovery methods

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by zfactor, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. zfactor

    zfactor Mastershake

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    Phoenix BIOS Recovery

    Update: Boot-Block Jumper
    http://rapidshare.com/files/172003404/Boot_Block_Jumper.rar

    This is the latest PHLASH16:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/172003238/flashBIOSv1.3.rar

    Here is the Archive with all the files needed and How to for Phoenix BIOS Recovery.

    Method 1.
    http://www.box.net/shared/j2u98ci67f

    How To:

    1. Use HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool with MiniDOS files to make your Bootable: Flopy, USB Stick, USB Flopy.
    When creating the boot Floppy, select from Folder Options to view the hiden and system files and delete or rename the file config.sys if present.
    Couse we need DOS with no additional programs that are loaded, which could interfere with the operation of the BIOS flash application.
    2. Copy all the files from Rescue to your: Flopy, USB Stick, USB Flopy.
    3. Rename your BIOS file to bios.wph and copy it to your: Flopy, USB Stick, USB Flopy.
    4. Remove the battery, unplug the computer from the power.
    5. Hold down: Fn+B or WinKey+B (On some new Acer Laptop's Fn+Esc and on some new Fujitsu Siemens Laptop's Fn+F)and while holding plug the computer in to power (do not plug the battery) and pres the power button.
    6. Now you should hear the flopy drive working, hold the keys for a while and then let go.
    7. Leve the computer for at least 10 min. and if the computer does not restart it self turn the power down.
    8. Plug the battery and the power sorce and if everything went OK the computer shold start normaly.
    Note: This procedure is for Phoenix BIOS`es only and in some cases the USB Stick might not work.

    Method 2.
    http://rapidshare.com/files/105952250/Metod_2.rar

    How To:

    1. Click on the Phoenix_Crisis_Recovery.exe to make: Flopy, USB Flopy.
    When creating the boot Floppy, select from Folder Options to view the hiden and system files and delete or rename the file config.sys if present.
    Couse we need DOS with no additional programs that are loaded, which could interfere with the operation of the BIOS flash application.
    2. Copy all the files from Rescue to your: Flopy, USB Flopy.
    3. Rename your BIOS file to bios.wph and copy it to your: Flopy, USB Flopy.
    4. Remove the battery, unplug the computer from the power.
    5. Hold down: Fn+B or WinKey+B (On some new Acer Laptop's Fn+Esc and on some new Fujitsu Siemens Laptop's Fn+F) and while holding plug the computer in to power (do not plug the battery) and pres the power button.
    6. Now you should hear the flopy drive working, hold the keys for a while and then let go.
    7. Leve the computer for at least 10 min. and if the computer does not restart it self turn the power down.
    8. Plug the battery and the power sorce and if everything went OK the computer shold start normaly.
    Note: This procedure is for Phoenix BIOS`es only and in some cases the USB Stick might not work.

    Method 3.
    http://rapidshare.com/files/105952818/Metod_3.rar

    How To:

    1. Use HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool with MiniDOS files to make your Bootable: Flopy, USB Stick, USB Flopy.
    When creating the boot Floppy, select from Folder Options to view the hiden and system files and delete or rename the file config.sys if present.
    Couse we need DOS with no additional programs that are loaded, which could interfere with the operation of the BIOS flash application.
    2. Copy all the files from Rescue to your: Flopy, USB Stick, USB Flopy.
    3. Rename your BIOS file to bios.wph and copy it to your: Flopy, USB Stick, USB Flopy.
    4. Remove the battery, unplug the computer from the power.
    5. Hold down: Fn+B or WinKey+B (On some new Acer Laptop's Fn+Esc and on some new Fujitsu Siemens Laptop's Fn+F) and while holding plug the computer in to power (do not plug the battery) and pres the power button.
    6. Now you should hear the flopy drive working, hold the keys for a while and then let go.
    7. Leve the computer for at least 10 min. and if the computer does not restart it self turn the power down.
    8. Plug the battery and the power sorce and if everything went OK the computer shold start normaly.
    Note: This procedure is for Phoenix BIOS`es only and in some cases the USB Stick might not work.

    Method 4.
    http://rapidshare.com/files/105953337/Metod_4.rar

    How To:

    1. Click on the Phoenix_Crisis_Recovery.exe to make: Flopy, USB Flopy.
    When creating the boot Floppy, select from Folder Options to view the hiden and system files and delete or rename the file config.sys if present.
    Couse we need DOS with no additional programs that are loaded, which could interfere with the operation of the BIOS flash application.
    2. Copy all the files from Rescue to your: Flopy, USB Flopy.
    3. Rename your BIOS file to bios.wph and copy it to your: Flopy, USB Flopy.
    4. Remove the battery, unplug the computer from the power.
    5. Hold down: Fn+B or WinKey+B (On some new Acer Laptop's Fn+Esc and on some new Fujitsu Siemens Laptop's Fn+F) and while holding plug the computer in to power (do not plug the battery) and pres the power button.
    6. Now you should hear the flopy drive working, hold the keys for a while and then let go.
    7. Leve the computer for at least 10 min. and if the computer does not restart it self turn the power down.
    8. Plug the battery and the power sorce and if everything went OK the computer shold start normaly.
    Note: This procedure is for Phoenix BIOS`es only and in some cases the USB Stick might not work.

    The HP Tool is located in the archive of the first metod.
    Use the metods in order form 1 to 4, unless you think otherwise...
    Hope you never use this and if you ever have to GOOD LUCK.
     
  2. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    Hi.

    getting errors from the first 2 rapidshare links , the rest seem fine!

    Regards

    John.
     
  3. zfactor

    zfactor Mastershake

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    sorry ill fix it as soon as i get back home i dont have those on this computer ill re-up them later for everyone
     
  4. johnksss

    johnksss Over Clock Master

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    just one small question....

    just what might be the blind flash recovery key combo for a sager/clevo?
     
  5. Mr0wyx

    Mr0wyx Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello!

    I have HP Pavilion DV6449us. After bios update crash it is not booting again. It turns on but restarts after few seconds. Got USB floppy drive and tried all possible methods but no success. Still same black screen and reboots. Any suggestions?

    Thank you!
     
  6. Shyster1

    Shyster1 Lazy as the Day is Long

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    naticus Notebook Deity

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    thx for the info Zfactor and Shyster, im sure this will be needed when i screw up my puter :)
     
  8. johnksss

    johnksss Over Clock Master

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    more will be needed if it takes a key combination to invoke the bios recover option. which no one seems to have. because the ones listed do not work for a np9262. that's for sure.
     
  9. racoon

    racoon Notebook Consultant

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    In step3 where it says "Rename your BIOS file to bios.wph and copy it to your: Flopy, USB Flopy"
    What file should i rename to bios.wph.
    First of all where is my BIOS file?? what is it named as? Is it located in 86TU0808.zip
    and finally is the version compatible with the one listed in method1??
    If possible i am going to try it out in that order so I would be glad if the how to could be re-written
    or modified so that nothing is left out and is complete in itself. That would be a great favour.
    Can some one help this poor guy out ?? :'(
    I just dont want to do it wrong agian. Can some one tell me please???
    I am a bit too hesitant. I absolutely want to be sure......
     
  10. Mr0wyx

    Mr0wyx Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hello!

    After long 2 nights I have finally recovered my HP Pavilion DV6449us. And I want to share how I did that.

    Things you need:
    1. Floppy disc.
    2. USB Floppy drive.
    3. Phoenix Recovery Disc creator (Download here, Mirror1, Mirror2).
    4. Bios update file (From official web site HP Support & Drivers).

    When you got all of mentioned:
    1. Unrar Phoenix Recovery Disc creator (It contains CRISDISK (folder) Autoexec.bat and PHLASH16.TXT).
    2. Run ...\Phoenix Recovery\CRISDISK\wincris.exe.
    3. Select Create Minidos Crisis Disc.
    4. Format it and it will copy 3 files to your new boot floppy (bios.wph, minidos.sys, phlash16.exe).
    5. Now you need to replace bios.wph (on floppy) with yours bios file. Extract spxxxxx.exe (Bios update) which you downloaded from official web site with winrar (right click on it and "Extract to...").
    6. There you will find *.wph/bios.wph file. Copy it to floppy and replace old one. Its name must be bios.wph. Or it wont boot.
    7. After that in archive "Phoenix Recovery Disc creator" is file autoexec.bat. You can modify it as you wish to add extra parameters for flashing process. Parrameters are listed in file PHLASH16.TXT in "Phoenix Recovery Disc creator" archive. Or you can leave it as it is.

    Now you have boot floppy with phlash 1.6.5.4 and your bios file.

    1. Take out battery.
    2. Unplug power cable.
    3. Plug in floppy drive.
    4. Insert floppy disc.
    5. Now hold Win+B/FN+B keys and insert power cable and push power button while holding down Win+B/FN+B keys.
    6. After 3 sec let go buttons.

    Floppy drive should start working. Not less then 30sec. It indicates that flashing has begun. Or if your bios makes sound than you can observe flashing by sound.
    Give it time to flash, better to wait ~10min.

    Good luck! Hope it helps.
     
  11. zfactor

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    great work ^^^ sorry i was away for a couple days. i had some familt stuff to tend to. ill update the links.. i wish i saw your post sooner to help you out. but i am glad you fixed it.
     
  12. johnksss

    johnksss Over Clock Master

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    i have done recoveries on quite a few makes and models, but so far...i have yet to do my np 9262. and none of them commands seem to work on it either.
     
  13. racoon

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    can some one post a link to sager np8660 bios.wph file that is need to create the recovery dos boot usb flash/floppy dirve. I really need it please
     
  14. somms

    somms Notebook Evangelist

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    Nice guide!

    Be interested to know the flash recovery key presses for the Dell Mini if you could guess...

    BTW: The phlash16 16-bit DOS app you linked is rather dated...

    http://stashbox.org/browse.php?q=flashBIOS

    Phlash16 v1.6.8.7 dated 4/1/08 included in the above file...
     
  15. zfactor

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    thanks ill update the post with that
     
  16. zfactor

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    first 2 links fixed
     
  17. Yasuo

    Yasuo Newbie

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    Hi, nobody knows how to iniate (if there is any) recovery method for a Dell Inspiron 6400? Thanks in advance.
     
  18. Rafal Dyka

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    Hi,

    I need your help. I’m going through a pain. My laptop Pavilion dv 9548 ca, nVidia 8600 GS with Vista Ultimate 64 collapsed after a BIOS flash.
    After installing several Widows updates online, including nVidia, I’ve updated my BIOS version F.58A to latest F.59A. After installing, the computer shut down. I wasn’t able to restart it. All I see is the standard black screen.
    1. AC, battery flashes, fan, DVD drive all work and have been checked. I have reseated memory modules, with no success.
    2. A random IT specialist arrived & has tried this method:
    „Now you have BOOT floppy with phlash 1.6.5.4 and your BIOS file.
    1. Take out bartery.
    2. Unplug power cable.
    3. Plug In floppy drive.
    4. Insert floppy disc.
    5. Now hold Win+B/FnB keks and insert power cable and push power button while holding down Win+B/Fn+B keys.
    6. After 3 sec let go buttons.

    Floppy drive should start working. Not less than 30 sec. It indicates that flashing has begun. Or if your BIOS makes sound then you can observe flashing by sound.
    Give it time to flash, better to wait ~10 min.”

    Please note, the it specialist included in the rescue disk the BIOS.wph from F.57 version.
    1 try: with USB floppy on right-front USB port with fn+B keys,
    2 try: with USB floppy on left-front USB port with Win+B keys,
    3 try: CD ROM drive.
    All failed. Because I have flashed my BIOS with success few times before. He suspects that BIOS chip will probably have to be replaced and that it’s surface mounted on the Quanta 30C motherboard.
    As an amateur with some basic knowledge, I find all the rescue methods confusing. For example, I’ve read that some added Vgabios.exe, BIOS.bak copied from the SATA drive to rescue image disk, others used different devices and files to flash, and others different procedures. I feel that someone who started-up the same model or one with same hardware can help. However, because of my basic knowledge I would appreciate precise instructions and a proven image of a rescue disk.
    This is my only hope before ypu all know what. Please help: Rafal.Dyka@poczta.fm.
     
  19. upsilon

    upsilon Newbie

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    I ve tried all method but my Toshiba A200 still not booting, all that happens is the fan, power indicator & DVD-ROM showing signs of life. I am so confuse help needed. The HP DriveKey utility do not see my usb floppy but the command line interface sees my usb floppy. I ve followed ur instructions on recovery methods on the target system(Toshiba A200) but the usb floppy only flashes for like 3-5 seconds twice then nothing(is that right?). Please help needed, I hope i can still make this work?
     
  20. zfactor

    zfactor Mastershake

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    do you have the buttons on the left side of the keyboard? specifically one that looks like a music note? i may be able to help if so..
     

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