p170hm defect gpu, replacement with hd7970M

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  1. Khenglish

    Khenglish Notebook Deity

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    You can just write your own .bat file. It only needs one line:

    atiflash -p 0 -fs -fp -reboot biosfilename
     
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    Spiderprogram Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a question about making a autoexec.bat file.
    can I make my own autoexec.bat file like this. As I understand it, I should enter this command, "atiflash -p 0 -fs -fp -reboot biosfilename", at the top of my .rom file (hd7970M), change the.rom to .bat and rename the filename to "autoexec".

    Am I correct with folowing this procedure?
     
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    You have two separate files. One is the bios image, and the other is the .bat that references it.
     
  4. Meaker@Sager

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    The bat file should be calling the flash command.
     
  5. electrosoft

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    * With old GPU installed in laptop*

    Use rufus to create a DOS bootable usb drive: https://rufus.ie/
    Boot system with USB drive to make sure it is booting to DOS properly
    and get used to F7 select boot device process for a blind flash
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    Rename vbios file you downloaded from Khenglish to 7970new.rom

    Create autoexec.bat in notepad (make sure to set windows to show file extensions so you don't end up with autoexec.bat.txt)
    Alternatively create it at dos level with copy command

    Just one line in the autoexec.bat file: atiflash -p 0 -fs -fp -reboot 7970new.rom

    Copy over 7970new.rom and AUTOEXEC to bootable USB drive
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    Boot and select F7 to get to boot select and blind select USB drive

    (If you're unsure, you can always disconnect your bootable drive(s) and have it default to the USB drive.)

    Sit back and wait for the magic and reboot.
     
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    I tried it but it still does not work. Before, I tried to boot in dos with the previous card and usb flash drive was in the first place and dos booted fine. I did not try it again because it had already worked.

    When I copy the autoexec.bat file to the drive it has already got the same file. so the file is "autoexec (2).bat", I hope this does not give any problem.

    On the site of the guide, it uses this line so I also tried that and named the bios update the same.
    atiflash.exe -p 0 -fs -fp -reboot 7970M.rom

    I also tried place 1 2 and 3 on the boot selection. but no luck.

    The files of the bios, atiflash and the autoexec file all go directly on to the usb flash drive not in a separate folder? there is also a folder named "LOCALE" I suppose the files do not need to go in there?

    Else I have no idea wat is going wrong.
     
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    Wat I also perhaps should metion is that after I placed the autoexec file into the flash drive it dissapears.
     
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    Have you got view hidden files and folders enabled in your view settings?
     
  9. Spiderprogram

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    yes I can see hidden files, that is the strange thing about it. It does not show the file, but it says that there is already a file with the same name in that folder.

    Any idea's why it does not work. I also tried a different usb drive.

    As far as I can see I don't see anything wrong.
     
  10. Khenglish

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    autoexec.bat is probably considered to be a system file. There is a separate option to hide system files.

    You can use any file name btw, it just won't autorun. For example "a.bat" would just be the "a" key, then "enter" at the invisible DOS prompt for a total of 2 key strokes.

    I don't know if atiflash also requires you to press something like "y" or "enter" to execute the flash. nvflash requires "y" fot example.

    Don't use any folders on the drive.
     

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