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how to extact .rom file from bios update


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#1 starcraftmaster

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:55 AM

hey guys
am going to try to change the bios rom file(with bios tools )
but when trying to back up the bios in dos (with AMI program) it says it cant access or cant backup

so i downloaded the packard bell update(for my motherboard)
it exacted on a floppy
the file that i think has the .bin or .rom file is HOUS_PBC.30Y or FLASH837.EXE or choice.com
the other files are dos files.

so how can i extract the bios file ?

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:08 AM

I can't answer your question, but I guess you are aware that a boo boo in your BIOS will turn your computer into a very good anchor. It is definitely not something to play with.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:12 AM

I can't answer your question, but I guess you are aware that a boo boo in your BIOS will turn your computer into a very good anchor. It is definitely not something to play with.


yer i know
but this thing is so damm old
i dont care lol


am guessing i will have to do this with some sort of hex editor or some thing that gets into the code

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:17 AM

LOL

Good luck. Not something I would try. Guess my machines aren't old enough yet, :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 02:24 AM

It might be helpful to know the motherboard model number :D

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 04:05 AM

it extracted on a floppy
the file that i think has the .bin or .rom file is HOUS_PBC.30Y or FLASH837.EXE or choice.com
the other files are dos files.

That sounds like it created a DOS boot disk. Is there an autoexec.bat file? If there is it probably sets up the flash procedure automatically, and a look in the bat file with notepad would confirm this. choice.com is usually used in autoexec.bat to offer a simple menu selection, eg save existing BIOS, load BIOS update etc.

If it's an auto functioning boot disk like this, you'll just need to boot up from it.

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 07:13 AM

it extracted on a floppy
the file that i think has the .bin or .rom file is HOUS_PBC.30Y or FLASH837.EXE or choice.com
the other files are dos files.

That sounds like it created a DOS boot disk. Is there an autoexec.bat file? If there is it probably sets up the flash procedure automatically, and a look in the bat file with notepad would confirm this. choice.com is usually used in autoexec.bat to offer a simple menu selection, eg save existing BIOS, load BIOS update etc.

If it's an auto functioning boot disk like this, you'll just need to boot up from it.


Is there an autoexec.bat file?:Yes


it said, do you want to update the bios
NO and YES

and i wasn't sure if i should go any further

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 06:33 PM

In that case I'd say if you choose Yes then the HOUS_PBC.30Y rom file will be flashed in. The flashing utility is probably AMIFlash Ver 8.37, which is a very popular and universal utility, hence the FLASH837.

In the autoexec.bat file there should be a line something like:

FLASH837 HOUS_PBC.30Y /b /n /-o /-c /-d /-r /v /-i /-k /-e /-g

which would confirm what operation would be performed.

You should be able to type FLASH837 /? from the A: prompt, and get an ID screen with command line options listed.

Before trying the flash, that version may be able to do the backup of the current BIOS. If it is AMIFlash, the suggested command seems to be:

FLASH837 /b /n /-o /-c /-d /-r /v /-i /-k /-e /-g /sfilename

Note that there is no space between the final "s" and the backup filename. The floppy disk must not be write-protected.

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 10:14 AM

ok dont borther about this
a friend gave me a intel board
it supports ide 100 woooooo lol


thanks for all the good help

Edited by starcraftmaster, 07 November 2009 - 10:23 AM.





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