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 PostPost subject: [REQ] Crack OEM Disc - Windows98 FE.        Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:51 pm 
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I have an old PackardBell-NEC Recovery Disc and it doesn't like my 1998 PBNEC Multimedia 955 after a BIOS update. Can anyone help me remove the protection?

According to a PackardBell Support Site, it seems to check for certain strings in the BIOS

Disc#: 172209-00

Main Restore Files attached here.
http://rapidshare.com/files/136567776/DOSMENU.rar.html


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:01 pm 
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can you upload the disk anywhere?


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Replace Precopy1.cab and Precopy2.cab from a other Windows 98 FE CD.


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If you booted from the CD it does a BIOS check. You can remove this limit by booting up with a floppy.

Also remove any files named MSBatch so it doesn't run preptool


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tum tee tum, seeing if i can actually mod the files. If you up the whole ISO somewhere that'd be great for me :)

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Erm, its not really that simple. Packard Bell computers have what is called a ''tattoo'', special marking on the motherboard, and special information in the BIOS. When booting the computer from the recovery disc, the recovery disc checks all this information, and if any or all of this information is damaged, the recovery disc won't work. This is in an attempt to cut down on piracy. It sous=nds like the BIOS flash trashed this information.

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squidward_ wrote:
Erm, its not really that simple. Packard Bell computers have what is called a ''tattoo'', special marking on the motherboard, and special information in the BIOS. When booting the computer from the recovery disc, the recovery disc checks all this information, and if any or all of this information is damaged, the recovery disc won't work. This is in an attempt to cut down on piracy. It sous=nds like the BIOS flash trashed this information.


Come on, we're talking about 98 here. DOS, for christ's sake. They can't have something too advanced.


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