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[Guide] HP/Compaq notebook – Recovery “SYSTEM BOARD (00A)” BIOS error

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Asus N551JW-CN067H - Clover
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THIS GUIDE WILL HELP YOU TO FIX THE “SYSTEM BOARD (00A)” ERROR IN COMPAQ AND HP NOTEBOOK

This error can occur as a result of a failure to upgrade or downgrade the Bios

WHAT YOU NEED:

SERIAL NUMBER


SKU NUMBER / MODEL NUMBER

PRODUCT NAME

System Configuration ID (PCID) for 2014 and older platforms


Feature Byte and Build ID for 2015 newer platforms
(THIS DATAS ARE USUALLY UNDER THE BATTERY)

SYSTEM BOARD CT NUMBER
(LOCATED UNDER THE RAM OR CLOSE IT)

NEWER BIOS VERSION FROM HP WEBSITE
(DO NOT USE THE BIOS UPGRADE UTILITY IF SYSTEM HAVE IT)

WINDOWS 7/10 32/64BIT INSTALLED
(IF YOU HAVE OSX INSTALLED CHANGE THE HDD WITH A WINDOWS ONE, WINPE CAN BE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK)

THE TOOL DOWNLOADABLE FROM HERE TOOL

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MAKE SURE AC ADAPTER IS CONNECTED BEFORE STARTING FLASH PROCEDURE
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1. BOOT IN YOUR WINDOWS HDD

2. UPGRADE THE BIOS USING THE SOFTPAQ FROM HP WEBSITE AND ALLOW TOOL TO CREATE THE HP_TOOLS PARTITION


3. ONCE NOTEBOOK RESTART ENTER THE TOOL FOLDER AND ENTER WNDMIFIT SUB-FOLDER

4. RUN WNDMIFIT OR WNDMIFIT64 ACCORDING YOUR OS VERSION
(TOOL MAY NOTIFY AN MPM RELATED ERROR, IF IS YOUR CASE GO


5. INSERT DATA IN THE TOOL AND CLICK THE COMMIT ONLY BUTTON

6. NOTEBOOK WILL RESTART (IF NOT REBOOT MANUALLY)

7. BIOS ERROR PAGE DISAPPEARED AND THE NOTEBOOK WILL BOOT NORMALLY

8. DONE.. ENJOY AND BE CAREFULL WITH THE BIOS :)

IF YOU GET A ERROR MESSAGE AT POINT 4 YOU HAVE TO DO THIS PASSAGE :


4a. CLOSE THE TOOL
4b. COPY THE FILE "FSMC.BIN" IN THE ROOT OF HP_TOOLS PARTITION
4c. RENAME IT "SMC.BIN"

4d. SHUTDOWN (NOT RESTART FULL SHUT DOWN)

4e. HOLD "Windows Key + UP Key + Down Key" AND POWER ON THE NOTEBOOK
4f. RELEASE THE BUTTON AFTER 3 SECONDS
(AT THIS POINT NOTEBOOK NEED FROM 10 TO 30 SEC TO STARTUP DEPENDING FROM MODEL)

4g. SCREEN WILL DISPLAY SOME MESSAGE, ACCEPT AND PROCEED TO BOOT
4h. NOW YOU ARE IN "MANUFACTORING PROGRAMMING MODE" WITH UNLOCKED RIGHTS

RESTART PROCEDURE FROM POINT 4 TO POINT 8 THEN CONTINUE HERE


- ENTER THE WNDMIFIT SUB-FOLDER AND OPEN A TERMINAL AS ADMINISTRATOR
- RUN THE LOCKMPM.BAT SCRIPT

(THIS WILL EXIT MPM MODE AND RELOCK RIGHTS)


CLOSE THE TOOL AND REBOOT THE SYSTEM
NOW NO ERROR MESSAGE OR WARNING ARE DISPLAYED AT BOOT AND THE BIOS IS RESTORED.

ENJOY YOUR RESCUED NOTEBOOK

(IF YOU FALL IN THIS ERROR ONCE MAYBE WILL HAPPEN AGAIN, SO STORE ALL INFO AND SOFTWARE FOR FUTURE USE)


(A DOS USB VERSION IS AVALIABLE IN THE MAIN FOLDER, PLEASE CHECK THE README FOLDER FOR MORE INFO)
 
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