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Phoenix winphlash was downloaded then my computer just shut down and now i dont have any of the information to the bios passcodes

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SOURCE: Phoenix BIOS password

If u need to change the BIOS settings? then only erase it otherwise keep it as it is.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

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SOURCE: acer 1640z boots up fine, but no post screen and bleeps

Dear all,

I also posted this one under "Notebook Bios Problems" which might not be the correct place. Anyway here it is for you to see and maybe you can learn from my experience.


Have done a VISTA upgrade with Acers upgrade DVD.
It recommended to upgrade the BIOS - after doing this notebook is dead.
(1 long and 2 short beeps).
If I want to flash a new BIOS with Crisis method which BIOS should I use i.e. how do I know if I need the AT or UMA version - how to verify this on the notebook (my version is 1642 ZWLMI)?

I would very much appreciate some help on this - thank you

I was a little bit worried when I started icon_sad.gif but later I was all smiles icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif

So a BIG thanks to everyone who posted possible solutions here in this forum:

1: I bought a NEC model UF0002 USB floppy Disk Drive Unit.
2: Downloaded the zip file from the ACER homepage with the BIOS
(chose the one that should be the correct version for VISTA:
It contains 2 WHP files: ZL9A3A24.WPH and ZL9I3A24.WPH as I
learned from NoClaim's post I chose the ZL9I3A24.WPH.
3: Downloaded the zip files with the Crisis recovery zip-file (See d0gi's
post: ).
4: un-zipped the files
5: copies the file ZL9I3A24.WPH into the crisis directory - deleted the
BIOS.WHP that was allready there. And renamed ZL9I3A24.WPH
6: ran the WINCRIS.EXE program (did an unbootable format of the floppy)
7: I now had a recovery floppy.
8: all steps above obviously done on my desktop PC.
9: removed battery from my ACER 1640Z laptop
10: unplugged powercable.
11: inserted the USB floppy in one of the USB ports on the laptop
12: pressed the <fn> and <esc> keys
13: plugged the powercord
14: Turned on the laptop
15: waited a bit - lights came on on the laptop (no beeps)
16: waited a little longer and the light on the floppy came on
17: waited still a bit longer until I could hear the floppy was working
and then I let go of the keys <fn> and <esc>
18: after a while there was no activity on the floppy any more and
shortly after the laptop shot down.
19: the laptop started up again on its own and IT WORKED
OF MONEY icon_lol.gif

This worked for me and only cost me £5, Here is the web sit i got it from

Hope it works for you
Tony Swannell

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I can't update my Travelmate 8104WLMi. Every time

it is not flashable then you dont ever update your bios unless it has a problem.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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How to update bios on acer aspire 4752?????

go to the acer web site, they'll have the bios and the instructions.
follow them precisely as this is a good way to screw up your laptop. but if you do it correctly, it's not terribly hard and has real benefits.

use the support link or download link, find either bios or your model and then the other.

I wouldn't suggest using any beta bios as they sometimes need to have bugs worked out first.

if you do decide to update the bios

Connect a USB flash drive to the USB port on your Acer. Send all of your files and folders to the flash drive for backup purposes.

Take out your flash drive and reboot your machine. Continue to press "F2" on your computer until your BIOS screen comes up. Check the version of BIOS that your laptop contains, write it down and then reboot your machine.

Go to the Web page for Acer support (see Resources). Click on "Drivers and Downloads" and then "Netbooks."

Click "Aspire One" and click the link for the type of Aspire One computer you own. You can locate this data in the documentation that comes with your Acer.

Click "BIOS." Find the latest BIOS version from the download list.

Click on your "Download" link. Right-click this item and then select the "Extract Here" option. When it finishes the extraction process, double-click on your "WinPhlash" file.

Click your mouse on "Browse." Go to your BIOS upgrade folder and click on the file that ends in .wph. Click your mouse on the "Open" option.

Click on "Flash BIOS." Reboot your machine and then push "F2" repeatedly to start your BIOS.

Push the "F9" key and then "Enter." Reboot your Acer to finish the process

be very careful any mishap can totally screw up your computer and make it unuseable
hope this helps

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Power on it ask for phoenix pass code

The phoenix password relates to the BIOS. If the computer was rebooted without any changes or you just recieved the computer, you have to know the password to get into BIOS. It should boot normally unless the Phoenix passcode your taking about is some sort of bitlocker program to encrypt the hard drive. If it is a encryption password your dead in the water without that password. If the problem is in the BIOS, you can reset you system by removing the BIOS battery and depending on the Model you can reset your BIOS to default, eliminating the password problem. I don't know what type of computer it is but the manuf support site should have BIOS reset instructions just for that reason.

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Laptop model acer aspire1660 when i try to enter the bios 3 times pass fail it say sistem disabled [10140] eror i forgot the pass i removed the batery from the main board but dont work pls can anione...

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I want to get in the bios to change the setting to boot from disk platform windows 7

  • Shut down your computer. Check your computer manual for the key stroke to get into your BIOS. Typically it is your "F1" or "F2" key.

  • Restart your computer.
  • Press the BIOS key that was indicated in your computer manual. Continue to press the key until the computer enters your BIOS.

  • Once entered in bios look for boot option and set primary boot device.
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    I can't update my Travelmate 8104WLMi. Every time

    it is not flashable then you dont ever update your bios unless it has a problem.

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    Phoenix WinPhlash is a Windows-based application for re-programming Flash memory device that contains a PhoenixBIOS with Flash2000™. The utility works with all Windows operating systems and works in: Advanced and User modes. Advanced Mode is for engineers and provides full access to the DMI strings and all WinPhlash options. User Mode is for PC users who need to save or update their platformware safely without corrupting the code or causing system failures. Phlash16 comes with WinPhlash as well as documentation for support technicians, end users, and developers of platformware.
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    Need mother board driver:phoenix Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

    Version EVEREST v2.20.405
    Report Type Quick Report
    Computer CRYSTAL_XP
    Generator crystal
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
    Date 2010-03-04
    Time 09:01

    --------[ BIOS ]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    BIOS Properties:
    BIOS Type Award
    Award BIOS Type Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Award BIOS Message P4M80-M4 (4M80M609 BF)
    System BIOS Date 06/09/07
    Video BIOS Date 08/15/06

    BIOS Manufacturer:
    Company Name Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
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    Computer shuts down cuts on then shuts down

    If would help to know what your BIOS manufacturer is, let me give you some ways for BIOS to get in depending on the mfg.:

    On EMachines it's usually DEL or F2 to enter.

    AMD uses F1
    AMI uses DEL
    Award, Phoenix uses CTRL-ALT-ESC

    If you have any more questions or information you would like to share, please let us know at FixYa.

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