Phoenix Bios Editor 2.2 Download
the bios is located in c:\program files\ lenovo\bios. there is a 32kb bios dump, the system manager, and a help file (the latter is no longer present). you can decompress the zip file by using a tool like 7zip. the zip file can be extracted by using any of the tools mentioned above. i used 7zip (gui) in the following way:
- start the program
- select the file
- press the “extract” button
- press ok to start the extraction
for what it’s worth, i’ve been hacking thinkpad bios for a long time now. the thinkpad bios is far more complex than other motherboards/bioses, but for the reason i mentioned before, you can’t really do much with the thinkpad bios without modifying it.
i’m not sure what your question is about, but if you’re a thinkpad fan, you should really try to get an a2000. the bios is far simpler and you can flash it via usb. everything else is just a pain in the ass.
cool, i just wanted to say thanks for the advice about looking for a winme installation, was able to get it running.
i’m running an a2000 and have been trying to make the bios bootable. i’m running a c2d sempron 2400 and a 4gb ram. i was able to take the zip file that you had, extract the files, and put them on a usb drive. i then used the tdboot/tdboot.exe to try to put it on the system.
i got past the screen with the post options, then got a bsod. i tried to use the bios restore to get it working again, but no luck. i also tried to use the f8 bios menu (which is basically the same as the one on the a600, just with a different screen), but it did nothing. i had it working, then i messed up the settings somehow. any ideas about what i can try?
well i have a thinkpad a21m, and i want to use the raid management in the bios. however, it seems that it does not work in the bios, and it is only a text file, i do not know how to edit it. i have tried to put the file on the disk and use the recco tool to extract it, but after that i do not know how to continue. i have an x60 which is very similar to the a21m except for the raid management options. my bios dumps shows that there is a c2s (configuration table) dump and a tmr (tried to load memory) dump. i haven’t been able to figure out how to extract the config and tmr dumps. i believe that this feature has been removed because the bios is now converted to a huge static binary blob rather than a static executable binary. i think the decompile process has been enabled because the decompile process is generally faster than the process of recompiling. i’m trying to install phoenix bios editor 2.2 on windows xp 64 bit and i keep getting an error when i try to decompile the bios image. the error is “exception in thread “main” java.lang.nosuchmethoderror: java.class.getdeclaredmethods()ljava/util/list;”. i tried the program on a windows 7 32 bit virtual machine, but it worked fine. any ideas? i am looking for the phoenix bios editor 2.2 decompile utility in order to decompile the bios to a text file that i can use to update the bios of a toshiba satellite a205-s4413. i have the toshiba a205-s4413 and the phoenix bios editor 2.2, but when i try to decompile the bios, the decompile utility tells me that it cannot decompile a bios image. i am trying to install phoenix bios editor 2.2 on windows xp 64 bit and i keep getting an error when i try to decompile the bios image. the error is “exception in thread “main” java.lang.nosuchmethoderror: java.class.getdeclaredmethods()ljava/util/list;”. i tried the program on a windows 7 32 bit virtual machine, but it worked fine. any ideas? 5ec8ef588b