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Modified BIOS for Microserver N40L enables hidden features

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mR JoLLy

Yes cskenney you are correct this installs the default HP BIOS. I have played with a few variants of the MOD BIOS but have gone back to the factory default for personal reasons. To add an addendum to the above instructions I left you should . . . .

 

6. Copy the MOD BIOS (I think the file is O41_AHCI.ROM) to the root of the pen drive.

7. Look for the file flash.bat in the root of the pen drive, right moise button and select edit.

8. The file will open in Notepad by default with a line like this: kbd /"flash O41072~1.rom -r 100000,10000 -r 1e0000,10000;q"

9. You need to change the name of the BIOS file in the batch to the new name. In this example: kbd /"flash O41_AHCI.ROM -r 100000,10000 -r 1e0000,10000;q"

 

Sole people prefer to change the file name of the BIOS and drop it into the root of the Pen Drive. While this works you can loose which BIOS is which after a while so I perfer to work with the actual file names given by the author. Just my way . . . :rolleyes:

 

Whatever the modified bios is you can always just keep dropping the *.ROM file into the root of the pen drive and amending the file in the batch file accordingly. Save a pen drive for this job now they are cheeper than chips! (fries for you guys over the pond) :)

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MarkJohnson

Here's a link to my SkyDrive for the USB software. You have to go get the modified BIOS.

 

https://skydrive.liv...368D1A96947!169

 

well, I downloaded the file. extracted it, copied it to the SWSetup/SP52016/USB Key and ran HPQUSB and flashed it. but it came up with a o41 bios screen but had a new date, but when I went into the BIOS it was exactly the same and no Chipset menu?

 

Is the BIOS file corrupt? I renamed the BIOS file to the one in the USB Key folder and gave permission to copy and replace the old one.

 

Not 100% sure I did this right as my allergies are acting up and I have a migraine which makes it hard to focus, so maybe I made a mistake.

 

Can anyone verify the BIOS is the new AMI-BIOS-MOD in first post is correct? It has a filename of O41011711.ROM when I extract it.

 

Thanks

-=Mark=-

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yodafett

well, I downloaded the file. extracted it, copied it to the SWSetup/SP52016/USB Key and ran HPQUSB and flashed it. but it came up with a o41 bios screen but had a new date, but when I went into the BIOS it was exactly the same and no Chipset menu?

 

Is the BIOS file corrupt? I renamed the BIOS file to the one in the USB Key folder and gave permission to copy and replace the old one.

 

Not 100% sure I did this right as my allergies are acting up and I have a migraine which makes it hard to focus, so maybe I made a mistake.

 

Can anyone verify the BIOS is the new AMI-BIOS-MOD in first post is correct? It has a filename of O41011711.ROM when I extract it.

 

Thanks

-=Mark=-

you still need to go to the link at the beginning of the thread and download the bios from like the 4th line on the bios mods thread and then rename it to replace the file on the USB

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MarkJohnson

you still need to go to the link at the beginning of the thread and download the bios from like the 4th line on the bios mods thread and then rename it to replace the file on the USB

 

Thanks yoda, I was using the first link before.

 

Boy, there are sure a lot of new menu/settings. It looks like a few don't even belong (USB 3, Audio, Atheros NIC, etc)

 

Things sure seem a bit faster too. I was getting worried as the 8GB upgrade didn't help much. Nice that the BIOS helpped out.

 

Thanks again for everyone's help

-=Mark=-

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tojoski

Are you guys using bios rom file from the 1st post, or the 5th?

 

rom.zip or o41072911mod.rar ?

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yodafett

5th plus the file from diehard

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timjn

Does the modified bios have any options to enable the different sleep modes (s1, s3) that the AMD chip set supports, but HP does not allow access to?

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NetCaptive

Does the modified bios have any options to enable the different sleep modes (s1, s3) that the AMD chip set supports, but HP does not allow access to?

Here's the only options i see:

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ikon

Don't you just love spelling mistakes in things like BIOS' - they inspire such confidence and trust :wacko:

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