@hazrdss - Sounds like wrong FPT version, I think that is what 201 means. If you are on 2401 BIOS, you need V11 ME System Tools package, you can get latest here in section "C.2"
Please do below, do not give me file from step #1 yet, you can toss that after you do step #2 and see what error you get. We will make a new FPT #1 file later, after we disable locks
For all this, secure boot needs to be disabled, no BIOS password set, and no TPM/Encryption enabled.
If you have already modified the BIOS in ANY way, you will need to re-flash it back to factory defaults using factory method (NOT FPT)!!!
Additionally, please remove all BIOS passwords, disable secure boot, and disable TPM or Encryption if you have enabled. Do this before moving on to below
If you do not have Intel ME drivers installed, install them now from your system driver download page, then start over here after reboot.
Check your BIOS’ main page and see if ME FW version is shown. If not then > DOWNLOAD HWINFO64 HERE <
Once HWINFO is open, look at the large window on the left side, expand motherboard, and find the ME area.
Inside that section is the ME Firmware version. Take note of the version.
(ie. write it down or get a screenshot
Once you have that, go to the thread linked below, and in the section “C.2” find and download the matching ME System Tools Package for your system.
(ie if ME FW version = 10.x get V10 package, if 9.0-9.1 get V9.1 package, if 9.5 or above get V9.5 package etc
) > DOWNLOAD " ME System Tools " packages HERE <
Once downloaded, inside you will find Flash Programming Tool
folder, and then inside that a Windows or Win/Win32 folder (NOT x64
Highlight that Win/Win32 folder, then hold shift and press right click. Choose “open command window here”
(Not power shell! >> * See Registry file below *
If you get an error, reply to this post with a screenshot of it, OR
write down the EXACT
command entered and the EXACT
error given. ((If “open command window here” does not appear, look for the “Simple Registry Edit” below…))
Now you should be
at the command prompt.
You are going to BACKUP the factory un-modified
firmware, so type the following command:
Command: " FPTw.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin " >> Attach the saved "biosreg.bin ", placed into a compressed ZIP/RAR file, to your next post!!! <<
Right after you do that, try to write back the BIOS Region dump
and see if you get any error(s).
Command: " FPTw.exe -bios -f biosreg.bin "^^ This step is important! Don’t forget! ^^ If you get an error, reply to this post with a screenshot of it, OR write down the EXACT command entered and the EXACT error given.
Here is a SIMPLE REGISTRY EDIT
that adds “Open command window here as Administrator” to the right click menu, instead of Power Shell
Double-click downloaded file to install. Reboot after install may be required> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CMD PROMPT REGISTRY ENTRY < If the windows method above does NOT work for you…
Then you may have to copy all contents from the Flash Programming Tool \ DOS folder to the root of a Bootable USB disk and do the dump from DOS
( DOS command: " FPT.exe -bios -d biosreg.bin " )
After step #2
, you will get error 368 or 280, toss out file from step #1
Then do below guide, starting at step #6
, I’ve done 1-5 for you and info is below/above[GUIDE] Grub Fix Intel FPT Error 280 or 368 - BIOS Lock Asus/Other Mod BIOS Flash
Rename .efi file to >> Shell.efi
BIOS Lock variable to change >> 0x915
So, at grub prompt, you will type the following and hit enter, then reboot (if error, take image of the screen and show me) This is case sensitivesetup_var 0x915 0x00
If you get “offset out of range” error, reboot to windows and try FPT 1-2 again, if fails, then I will have to show you RU method and grub changes were not applied
You can also confirm this, by rebooting back into grub after the attempted changed, and run the command below as it is, and see if it reports 00 (unlocked, change applies despite the error) or 01 (locked, no changes applied)
Once changes are applied, you will redo FPT 1-2 with new file name (like biosregnew) and once you pass step #2
, then that file can be modified and flashed back without issuesetup_var 0x915
Here is how to make this change with RU method instead of grub/setup_var - Go to section 2.2 and make bootable USB with RU program, then read 2.3-2.5http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/…-issues.812372/
You will make the change in “Setup” as the guide describes, make sure it’s the larger one
Offset to change >>> 0x915 >> Change 01 to 00, then save, reboot and do FPT step #1-2
with new file name, #2
should pass, then this new file can be edited/flashed back using step #2