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Bios Update Gone Wrong. URGENT HELP NEEDED

Question: Bios Update Gone Wrong. URGENT HELP NEEDED

I updated the bios for my computer and when i retsarted the computer it just starts up and alls i can hear is the fan spinning and the screen doesnt come up

Can anyone help me out please?

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Answer: Bios Update Gone Wrong. URGENT HELP NEEDED

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hii all i have a lenovo G580 (2689) laptop i5-3210 DOS based model Current Bios Version - 62CN39WW i want to update my BIOS version as am unable to file it on the drivers/download section for my model. if any one using the same Model of the laptop and using a updated version of BIOS then kindly extract/backup the BIOS using Universal BIOS Backup Utility and kindly upload it in some hosting and provide me the .ROM files created by the BIOS Backup Toolkit i need a later version for my present BIOS possibly 62CN41WW or any thing later than 62CN39WW  any help would be highly appricated....waiting eagerly for somebody's help

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So I was updating my kaspersky anti virus, so after it was done, I restarted and I got some pop up error about run time something, And I could not click ok cause my keyboard, mouse, and almost all usbs shut off, and I forced shut off by pressing the turn on/off button, and now the usbs are not being turned on, nor the the monitor gets turned on.

Do you know what the problem is? or what I can do?

Answer:Anyone know what could possibly gone wrong? (urgent help needed)

Tried clearing CMOS?

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Hi, Would really appreciate someones advice. I went to change my hard drive Icon the other day & for some reason it went wrong. Prior to this change I created a system restore point. So I went to restore it back to its previous state before my icon error(nothing serious)& when the computer completed its restoration loads of things were different plus its wiped all my documents including important tax returns e.t.c. The back ground had changed to packard bell,loads of icons were missing off of the desktop,a few new things appeared in the task bar.My start menu recent items had changed & most importantly its erased my documents.

I 100% clicked on the right restoration point/time & for good measure I tried a second time to restore it back to the same time & it came back saying restoration incomplete as no changes had been made,yeah right!I pretty sure I've lost my internet settings to. Please can someone help me? Firstly can I get my computer back to how it was ? If not can I retreive the important information held in my documents ?

Answer:Urgent Help Needed,System Restore Has Gone Badly Wrong.

Welcome to TSF....

During this system restore at anytime did you insert the recovery disk for the windows OS in the drive?

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So I'd gotten my PC built a year ago. I have two hard drives; one's an SSD for the OS, another is a WD Black Caviar for storage purpose only. My PC had recently gotten quite slow so I decided to do a clean reinstallation (reformatting my storage hard drive as well, just to be on the safe side). Though, I thought I'd deal with the SSD first, and reformat my 2TB storage hard drive later, once the OS would be reinstalled.

When I was on the installation screen, here's what it said:
Disk 0 Partition 1: 2TB
Disk 1 Partition 1: System Reserved
Disk 1 Partition 2: System

I deleted the Disk 1 Partition 1: System Reserved and Disk 1 Partition 2: System and proceeded to install Windows 7 on it. It however went wrong. This is what it looks like now:

The System Reserved partition is gone. And after I tried installing drives for my graphic and etc, my storage hard drive got these files installed on it which I do not know of:

Where did I go wrong? I have all my files backed up, so I can reformat my storage hard drive if need be.

When on the installation screen, should I delete all partitions, including my storage drive? And install the OS on my SSD first, then reformat my storage hard drive on the installation screen once that's done, just so no files are accidentally installed on the storage hard drive?

I've done clean installations before and have had no problem, not sure what's going on here. Why does the 2TB hard drive show as "System, Active,... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Clean Reinstallation gone wrong. Urgent help needed, please.

1) Remove the 2tb HDD, & reformat later.
2) Make the SSD disk 0.
3) Reinstall to SSD, or do a Startup Repair.
4) Refit the 2tb HDD & format.

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After running all the updates, uninstalling and re-installing, googling, and all-day virus and spyware still says im offline even though im clearly online!! it really starting to annoy me. The thing is i can still talk to people but they just cant see im online or send me invitiations for file transfer, audio conversation ect....if there is anything that anybody can tell me that might help it would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:LIVE! Messenger showing wrong status - urgent help needed!

Are you sure your account is not set to appear offline? It sounds like it's working, but it could just be your away status.

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Good morning,Buy 2 (two) ThinkCentre EDGE 72 72 3493-F4Y.I updated BIOS to F1JY45USA as recommended and from there I lose the date on each reboot again 01/01/2011.How do I get the original BIOS to fix it?

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After disabling "graphics aperture size" in bios and saved the settings n restarted pc then all i hear is a beep ,blank black screen and i have to wait for 2 min after which xp boots.I was messing up with bios cuz i was unable to play any game.It said "not enough video memory" athough graphics aperture size was set to 128mb until i disabled it.I cant play any movies or games after this. So how can i get the bios back?Running xp service pack 3.cpu - 2.26 ghzmotherboard:manufacturer: gigabyte techmodel: 81845gvmrzram: 256mb(all drivers are updated yet games didnt play so i was experimenting with bios n now i messed it up)now the movies also wont play.Pleaze help needed urgently

Answer:Bios wont show up (urgent help needed)

have you tried a system restore back to when it worked?Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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MSI PM8M3-V mobo
2x 512 sticks
Intel Prescott 3.0GHz

Thats All, left every thing else off to eliminate possible problems

When I first built the Rig, half way through the Windows initial setup (right after Press F8 to agree, It shut off. No beep. No error. Just powered off.
I turned off the auto heat power down and any other feature that would cause this and was able to painlessly install windows and drivers. Then today, i go to install Microsoft's Office suite and when HDD and CD spin up, CPU reaches 100% and Bam. Powered Off. I let it sit for 45min and came back.

So, I boot to bios to check settings and the Temp and it says 80*-90*-110*-135* boom. powered down. start back up. 2 seconds after post powered down. I reseated the cpu and re applied a rice sized dot of Arctic Silver 5 and replaced the cooler. (Stock btw) now i power up and see the same thing and it powers off. So, i jumped the mobo back to factory default to start clean and now it says after post that it is returned to default enter bios to save ect. but when i press Delete to enter it crashes, the screen goes blank and then to no connection (monitor default) and you hear a click click click comming from the system speaker. I have reset the cmos (removed the bat and power for hours as well) and nothing seemed to work. Any ideas ?

Answer:Urgent Help Needed Crash bios hang

I turned off the auto heat power down and any other feature that would cause this and was able to painlessly install windows and driversClick to expand...

Sounds like an overheat issue (pc trying to save itself by shutting down when a pre specified temp is reached) by forcing it to continue you may have damaged the hardware on your system.

When you built the rig you used thermal paste or it's like on the cpu heat sink right?..... are all your fans working?


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Hello, I am a motherboard technician in need of urgent help. I am working on an eMachine Seabreeze/t2 which is an Intel D845GVSR board and i need the bios. Currently the motherboard has the p07 emachine bios installed but i need the emachine splash screen p09 bios or above. This p09 bios can handle 2.6Ghz CPU's which is what i need to make sure this board can do before returning to customer. Emachine has nothing to help, and intel's bios flash will flash it to an Intel or Gateway bios. It would be a great help if someone can point me in the right direction and even greater help to have the bios be flashable in windows/floppy/or cd instead of removing and flashing with the B&K machine.

Thankyou in advance!

Answer:Urgent help needed Emachine Seabreeze/t2 bios

Maybe this,!


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So I got this new computer right, and the processor's supposed to be an AMD Athlon XP2600+ CPU. The motherboard's got DDR333 slots, and I'm told the RAM I have is DDR400.

When I start up the computer, it says AMD 1150 Mhz, and that the memory frequency is DDR200. Surely thats not right, so is there somewhere in BIOS I can go to fix this problem?

Any advice would be most appreciated.

Answer:RE: Wrong CPU speed. BIOS help needed

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a friend gave me his HP DV6500 Notebook to fix it. He said it made an update and then for hours nothing happened. He shut it and started again.

I could see that it tried to recover 2 times. The second time it was successful but it somehow resetted or returned the Vista to a fresh install!!! His data was locked in a previous User account, I backed it up on a usb-stick with a linux live cd.

I can't make a reinstall because now a bluescreen always appears even when I boot from Vista DVD.

ntoskrnl.exe corrupt when try to boot vista in the normal way.
How can I fix that without being able to use the repair option of the DVD?
Sorry, the title of the thread is wrong. I figured out already that the BIOS version is for an Intel. So everything is ok with the BIOS actually.

Answer:Solved: HP DV6500 Notebook wrong BIOS update by HP update function?

Ok, I could fix it after following instructions from this page:

The Txf-log had to be removed and afterwards I was able to use the repair function of the Vista DVD again.

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I can not do live update and when I try to uninstall norton it is showing "since live update is already running u can not uninstall".But even if I remove norton from startup also I am getting same message.When norton is not running and then when I try to uninstall it is showing "u should login as supervisorto uninstall"
for which enabling startup is needed.So it is not allowing in either way.

So for smooth live updae/uninstall what is the soln.

help me


Answer:URGENT HELP NEEDED...Norton Live update internal Error!!!!

End all related processes through task manager then try to uninstall.

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Whilst updating the BIOS the system froze at step 7 of replacing the BIOS code, needless to say the laptop will not boot as the BIOS is now corrupt.

I have the BIOS.BAK but need advice on how to restore the BIOS. I copied the BIOS.BAK to a usb stick and plugged this into the laptop and then powered on the system (I've tried holding down F, F2 and together). I can see that the usb stick flickers initially but clearly does not progress with the restore.

I hope someone might be able to advise how to use the BIOS.BAK file to restore the BIOS.

Answer:Satellite C660 - BIOS Update Failed, help needed to restore BIOS.BAK file

Unfortunately I cannot help you with this but check please this interesting thread -

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hi i have a gigabyte GA-7ZXE motherboard i decided that it was time for a bios update so i went to the gigabyte web site to find the new updated bios for my board, i followed the instructions what was on the site exactly and flashed the bios. now the computor wont boot up the power mis there but nothing happens could anyone please advise on what is wrong and how to correct this thanks daz

Answer:motherboard bios update please help URGENT

Check how to activate the DualBIOS feature of Gigabyte motherboards, this should rescue you from a bad flash.

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I have just tried updating my bios for my Asus P5B mobo. I downloaded the latest update from the Asus website, unzipped it and copied it to a flash usb drive and then restarted my PC. On restart I initiated the EZ flash, selected update and ran the new bios change.

Now however I can onyl start my computer in safe mode. If I try to start normally the windows Vista loading bar appears, then disappears and all I'am left with is my mouse moving on a black screen. Can anyone help me with this?


Answer:Bios Update Error - Urgent

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I'm about to update my bios but have two files showing in the usb when i perform the EZ Flash 2 update with a USB stick.

the files are Data.BIN and data5M.BIN

what one will i select guys? anyone have any experience on this?

Answer:Urgent help on asus z87-a BIOS update

Did you watch the Video .. I could not see it to clearly ....

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hi i have a gigabyte GA-7ZXE motherboard i decided that it was time for a bios update so i went to the gigabyte web site to find the new updated bios for my board, i followed the instructions what was on the site exactly and flashed the bios. now the computor wont boot up the power mis there but nothing happens could anyone please advise on what is wrong and how to correct this thanks daz

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hello!i`m in big trouble now   I just have reinstalled win7 and thought that i have to install the driver AND to do a bios update. I dont know why, but now my netbook can't start up (display is off, blackscreen).Now i read some threads how to recover the bios, BUT i dont have a bios image (oh god, i am so stupid...).Is there any possibility to solve this problem? Maybe by getting a bios image from a other S10-3 user?Btw, my lenovo has the Atom N550, 1GB DDR3 Ram.Please help me. I am thankful for any advice.

Answer:bios update failure - bios image needed - lenovo S10-3

hi sasa22you can download the bios file from the link below. after downloading, right click and select 'extract files' to get the files you need.
hope this helps.

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I decided to update my laptop's drivers and went ahead and downloaded the BIOS updater from Lenovo too. clicking okay I closed all programs and disconnect peripherals so I did just that and even unplugged my mouse and used the trackpad to click okay.Windows (8.1) then began the restart process. It shut down then turned on to what seems to be the BIOS flashing. I remmember it having the same current and installed BIOS model but the current version was 1.10 and the installed was 3.05After it was done (100%) the fan started spinning at full speed. I can hear and feel the wind with my hand on the exhaust vent then it shut down. Lights off and everything.Here's the part where it became grim. It restarted the power button glowed and the keyboard backlight lit up briefly as usual. Then it shutdown lights off and everything. And it did the process over and over again indefinitely.There was no lenovo logo. The backlight didn't even light up. Pls help I'm an engineering student and I really need this laptop right now.I've tried power draining it then putting everything back together and turning it back on again but with no luck.

Answer:[HELP][URGENT] Y410P Won't Turn On After BIOS Update

Am currently having this issue. However in my case it simply disables one of the RAM sticks (so i've gone from 8gb to 4gb). I'm thinking in your case both were disabled, thats why it won't even boot.  Were you able to resolve this? 

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Hello everyone,sry to post this under urgent tag.i need ur help very urgently, plz helpposting whose issue my sis got lenovo n100 3000 lappy a year ago,and there is a problem that when i hit any keystroke on keyboard, the USB gets disconnected. i consulted a lenovo tech guy and he said it is a hardware or BIOS issue,so i want to update the BIOS. it is out of waranty and to get BIOS updated by other guy is too costly so i am doing it my self.i done it to my PC few times so i know about it. now the issue, i installed LENOVO SYSTEM UPDATER and downloaded the latest bios update with its flasher,and i put it to update, all first processes like reading bios, saving bios etc went fine,but during the main process, i.e Flashing BIOS, i get a BSOD,i tried that around 5 times and everytime i get a BSOD. so can u plz tell me how to flash bios. thank you in advance.

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Hi, i just bought an Satellite Pro L40 laptop and im trying to figure out why the bios has no memory settings.
If i look at the ram using a system info tool (cpuz or aida320) it shows that it is not running at the advertised speed of 667mhz but at 533mhz.

As you can see from this screenshot the actual speed the memory is running at is lower than the maximum the sticks are rated at.

Its running at 266mhz (533mhz ddr) when it should be running at 333mhz (667mhz ddr).

I've also noticed that with this laptop the fan never seems to come on, is there a way to turn the fan up?
Everytime i have the laptop on for longer than 30 minutes it becomes very very hot.

Answer:Satellite Pro L40: Bios update needed - no settings for RAM in 1.90 Bios


> if i look at the ram using a system info tool (cpuz or aida320) it shows that it is not running at the advertised speed of 667mhz but at 533mhz.

What is your FSB?
If the notebook was equipped with the PC2-5300 memory modules then they could run at 667 MHz but only if the FSB would supports 667 MHz! I think the FSB supports only 533Mhz.
So I can say it?s nothing wrong!

> i just bought an Satellite Pro L40 laptop and im trying to figure out why the bios has no memory settings.
Why do you think that an BIOS update would enable the memory settings in the BIOS?
Please don?t mix the desktops with notebooks! The notebooks cannot be overclocked!
The notebooks BIOS is not the same like a desktop PC BIOS!!!

> I've also noticed that with this laptop the fan never seems to come on, is there a way to turn the fan up? Everytime i have the laptop on for longer than 30 minutes it becomes very very hot.
Did you notice any automatically shut downs or any other strange notebook behaviors like OS freezing for example?
If not then the notebook runs properly and doesn?t overheat.
The notebooks support an overheating protection which would shut down the notebook automatically to prevent the hardware from damage?

So lean back dude and enjoy your nice toy ;)

PS: are you Carlos Santana fan? ;) I ask it due to your nickname ;)

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Hi, i was wondering if anyone had any advice.

Last night i updated my bios (ASUS M2N4-SLI), unfortunately during the update the power went off in the house when i boot now nothing happens, the keyboard and mouse are not even booting. There is power to the motherboard but i can?t get a boot screen or anything, is there any way that i can sort this out?

many thanks


Answer:BIOS update went wrong, need help please

Unfortunately there is little you can do if the flashing has failed. If the motherboard does not POST, you are most-likely looking at a paperweight. There may be a bit of hope if your mainboard has a chip socket (meaning you can physically pull the BIOS chip) but most are soldered right to the PCB. If you can remove the BIOS chip, you can send it to BIOSMAN where they will replace it and reflash the corrupt chip. I've used them before, it's a very good service.

As far as soldered goes, I'm afraid that's tough luck. Replace the motherboard.

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hi lenovo communityi have lenovo g580 cori7 1 tb hdafter update bios when i reboot the labtop theres no sign that appeared to guide for examplef12 = setup or f2=bios so what to do to make these apeard againregards

Answer:something wrong after bios update

Hi ironman9,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
If you can still enter the F2 for BIOS or F12 for the boot menu, It means that the options are still active and I think this is not a cause for Concern.
I have checked most of the G580 online and all are not showing these message/prompt anymore.
Check here
I think this is how the recent BIOS is configured.
I tried Checking the BIOS of the G580 and I see no settings to enable this back.
Just make sure that the Options are still responsive,
Turn OFF your computer and Turn it Back ON and start tapping F2 or F12.
Solid Cruver

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HELP - just updated BIOS, and PC re-started and seems to have given me fresh win7, with no access to files on desktop.
Luckily most files were backed-up to another HDD several weeks ago, but as I wasn't expecting this, I have lost plenty.
Any ideas how to recover, my files and previous windows setup?
Bearing in mind that I don't believe the HDD was wiped as it all happened very quickly.

Answer:BIOS update gone wrong

That does not sound like a bios issue. It sounds like something went wrong with Windows 7, or the drive is going bad.

Download Xubuntu 14.04 and burn the .iso to a DVD. Then run as a LiveDVD, to see if it shows with gparted, the Windows partitions, and files in them.

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Hi,There has been a long thread on XP restarting on its own and seems it is affecting alot of people.For me it occurs when using 3D applications.I have tried just about everything to cure this and one thing i haven't done is a BIOS update.I read today in an earlier thread that this has done the trick for somebody with a similar problem although it was a different Mobo.My PC is under warrantee so i have rung them and they told me to download a prgram called "Burnin", it tests your hardare for faults and when using the latest version of the Radeon 9000 pro driver the test failed on 2D graphics unable to "draw shape". When i use a much earlier driver (could be the first one) the test passes and the restarts are very seldom apart from a message saying "the program has to close" which dont seem to be as drastic and not nearly as often.I mentioned all this to put you in the picture a bit.Final point is, i told Mesh what the results of the test were and the nature of the errors and he came back after a minute and confidently said "the problem is to do with either two things, the ram might be faulty or the Graphics card could be faulty and i would have to send the machine in to them". That is one thing i really wanted to avoid, he said i should have it back within 3 weeks but have heard that before! No faith, sorry.I mentioned a BIOS update and he wasn't to enthusiastic but said i could give it a go, so he directed me to the file at the asus website and i have downloaded to floppy. I... Read more

Answer:BIOS update, what can go wrong?

Thats the main problem if you have a power cut it can kill the board[bios chip].They say dont update bios unless you have a problem[which you do]As long as you follow the set procedure you should be ok.

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Hello,This is my first time on a forum and I have no idea what "location" to select for this type of issue.  I will try to make this short and simple.  There were a bunch of updates from HP, one of which was a Bios update.  A bunch of others had issues updating.  Ever since then, my wifi keeps dropping, when my service and all other devices are fine.  I try to restart and it hangs there for hours, so I have to hold the power button to shut it off and turn it back on.  When I close my notebook, it will not go to sleep, hibernate or anything I set it to.  Instead it shuts the screen off, hard drive sounds as if it is still running and the computer heats up and power button light stays on.  Again, I have to hold the power button do shut it off.  I have a Windows 10 HP 14 Pavillion was advertised as windows 10 ready, so I don't think it is that since I did that update in July and this just started happening after the bios update.  Is anyone else having the same issues?  Any suggestions to anyone who may have resolved them?  

Answer:bios update gone wrong

 You could try a BIOS rollback to previous version.  1-Immediately after powering on start tapping the Esc key.2-When the menu appears, tap F2 for System Diagnostics.3-In the list of items will be BIOS or Firmware Management.Use the arrow key to move down & highlight it.Press Enter key.4-You should now have a Rollback BIOS option.Use arrow key again to highlight and press Enter key.  

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A few days ago i found an update for my BIOS. It was installing without any problems, but around halfway of the intallation, a power surge caused my computer to shutdown. When the computer booted back up I got this message. This is all I get, I can't access the BIOS or anything pass this
I tried removing the CMOS battery, I also tried to cross the jumpers, all with no luck. This only leads me to believe the BIOS itself is corrupted. I heard there is a way to fix the BIOS by using something called flashing. Could someone show me how to do this?

Answer:Bios update gone wrong

Flashing your BIOS is what you where doing. Depending on your system you may be able to use the Boot CD to restore the BIOS to it's factory default. If your PC is older then you will need to contact the manufacture (or a local non big box repair shop) and get a new BIOS ROM chip.

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Question: wrong bios update

I have an acer aspire xc-603 which had the newest bios update for my model p11-b2.  I acidently updated my bios to version p11-b4 which is intended for the aspire xc-603G.  How would I remedy this?  flash the bios again with the original p11-b2 version?

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Answer:wrong bios update

if the flasher let you revert to a previous version, yes, try it.(not always the best thing to do, reverting to a previous BIOS version) if not and your system is stable, i would leave it as it is.

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I hope this is posted in the right place.

I think I have messed up my computer big time and need some advice.

I was trying to update the BIOS on my Medion 8838 because I wanted to use more than 4GB of ram.

I downloaded the BIOS update from the Medion website booted the computer into DOS and applied the update.

Everything seemed to run smoothly with the update and when it finished my computer rebooted but just kept on turning on for about 2 seconds and then turning off again like it is stuck in a loop.

Now whenever I plug in the computer this loop of turning on and off starts again.

I have tried resetting the CMOS but to no avail.

I am seeking advice on what I can do.

Is this fixable?
Do I need a new motherboard?
Is my computer dead?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Answer:BIOS update gone wrong

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Well I've seriously stuffed up, I'll give you the long story so you get all the information

Well after I installed my 8800GT, I began having stuttering problems with a game, ut2004. Others had the problem and most say its a driver issue and will be fixed in the future, someone wrote to nvidia support and they suggested updating bios, chipset and getting a patch for the game, so I updated the chipset, 945p, easy then I went to update the bios, after downloading bios 3.7, a command prompt came up with lots of settings and commands and warnings, so I decided I'd play it safe and just do the msi live update. So I installed the msi update and its first update was to update my bios, as it finished it restarted my computer, everything seemed fine until my computer wouldn't go past the original POST page, the one with the motherboard logo on it. No beeps sounded and pressing tab or del opened a black page that says

AMIBIOS (C) 2005 American Megatrends, Inc
MSI 945PL Neo A7236IMS V1.9 Date: 08/07/06 08:05:52
Intel (R) Core(TM) 2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz , Speed:
(C) American Megatrends, Inc.

The page also has a live update symbol on the top right corner.

I have a hunch that the live update fed me the wrong bios, and thats why the computer won't boot. I dont have a floppy and putting my windows or motherboard cd in doesnt do a thing. Restarting doesnt and turning off and on doesnt. I have limited my options ... Read more

Answer:bios update gone wrong

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have recently purchased a hp compaq 4300 sff, (win 10 op) i did a bios upgrade which installed correctly but pc will not boot at all. the fans are all spinning, usb ports are not, then after a minute all fans cpu  & power supply spin up too fastsounds like jet engine so have to turn off pc. i think ive installed a consumer bios 4.5 ver  instead of business bios 5.2so now it wont at all , any suggestion.  thanks

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hello there recently i was working on a computer as a favor for someone. He told me he couldn't get on the internet and had some malware so i cleaned out the malware and started to update his drivers from the Hp website by the way it is a Hp pavilion a6412p with windows 7 32 bit. While updating the drivers i noticed an update for bios i preceded to download and install it after being prompted to restart i couldn't get back onto windows ever time the loading screen comes up for windows 7 it just restarts. So i tried to load it in safe mode but the same thing happens were it just restarts and i even tried to load it in last good known configuration but that doesn't seem to work. usually i would just reformat the disk but he runs his business from this computer so that is out of the question and i forgot to make a backup since i thought this was gonna be an easy job so i messed up big time. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Bios Update went wrong

Well, at least you did not brick the computer because it looks like you can start loading Windows. Can you access BIOS at startup? If you can, the BIOS update probably worked.

You can download the Windows Recovery Disk and burn the iso with something like Imgburn. Boot the CD and try to do a Startup Repair.

Recovery Disk 32 bit

System Recovery Options - Option 2

Startup Repair

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Question: wrong bios update

I have an acer aspire xc-603 which had the newest bios update for my model p11-b2.  I acidently updated my bios to version p11-b4 which is intended for the aspire xc-603G.  How would I remedy this?  flash the bios again with the original p11-b2 version?

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Answer:wrong bios update

if the flasher let you revert to a previous version, yes, try it.(not always the best thing to do, reverting to a previous BIOS version) if not and your system is stable, i would leave it as it is.

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I bought a new dv7t quad edition HP laptop recently. I moved the 750gb 7200rpm hard drive to the secondary slot and was using a Crucial 256gb solid state drive as the boot drive. The HP help center told me that I needed a BIOS update, so I let it do its thing, and soon I had a laptop that would show nothing but a blank screen. I called HP and they said it was the hard drive, so I switched them and I have a working computer again. However, I need to be able to switch back to the solid state drive.How do I get rid of whatever the BIOS update did to the hard drive?If you need me to post more info about the laptop, I can.Thank you for your time.

Answer:Bios update gone wrong

I made the leap forward to SSD with 2 laptops and 1 desktop. I had to prep my one OCZ Agility 90GB prior to OS installation, but my system would boot up past the post diagnostics with just an error of No OS Found. The Toshiba System Restore utility would boot and come up with No Hard Drives Detected  as for it was having a hard time finding the SSD and only option was to exit the system restore.So your not getting a successful post ( HP Logo or detailed boot stats )?I'd perform the flash to the BIOS with the original hard drive installed. If the BIOS is already at the version you are trying to flash it to, it wont hurt the computer and it will probably show a screen that shows existing BIOS Flash Version and the Flash version to be applied. If they both match you can exit the flash process as for you are already at the latest version.*The prep that I had to perform to my SSD was that I had to connect it through a SATA to USB cable and make it act as an external hard drive. I then created a NTFS partition on it and then formatted it using Windows 7, which my Laptops OS is, and then I was then able to install the SSD to my laptop, and then boot off of my USB stick to install the OS to the SSD using the Toshiba System Restore Utility that I made before yanking the original hard drive. The restore utility now was able to find the SSD and install properly. This installation process deletes the partition I made when prepping the drive as for Windows 7 wants its default st... Read more

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Hello all,This is my first post, wish it would've been on a better occasion...  I think my attempt to update BIOS with a "BIOS update bootable CD" method has failed!  My laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T420, i5 @ 2.5GHz, 4 GB RAM.My old BIOS infos (taken from Setup before update attempt):UEFI BIOS Version       83ET52WW (1.22)UEFI BIOS Date (Year-Month-Day)         2011-03-24Embedded Controller Version     83HT27WW (1.11)I intended to update my BIOS to version 1.46 using "BIOS Update Bootable CD"  from this link: I downloaded this ISO image: and burned it on a DVD-RW(DVD rewritable) medium.2) I placed the DVD in my T420 and turned it off, then turned it on, select F12 (boot menu), selected DVD to boot from, and the BIOS update utility started.3) In BIOS update utility I pressed "1" to read the instructions, then press "2" to update BIOS. I clicked "Y" to confirm and the update operation started.  First it said " Now updating... ", then afer about 2 minutes, it said "Still updating ..." and it stucked like this. So, right now, this message stays on my screen for about 1,5 hours(!!!):<quote>Still updating...It may take about a few minutes.<<< CAUTION >>>Do not turn off the computer during the update.Do... Read more

Answer:URGENT! BIOS update on Thinkpad T420 takes too long. PLEASE HELP!

Current situation: same as described in the first post, it's stucked at "Still updating..." for over 9 hours!!Now it's clear for me that this is a failed BIOS update. Anyone any advice on what to do next??? Important info: This T420 laptop is in warranty until 2015.Should I power it off and back on and check what happens?Should I leave it running and contact a service and try to take it there in this stucked state?Please write any hints! Regards.

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Hello! We have recently aqquired several ThinkCentre A57 SFF computers, downgraded their OS to Windows XP and added the PCs to a Windows Server 2008 domain. Everything is going well except for the fact that each PC´s BIOS does not allow Windows to update the date and time it receives from the domain controller, as normal. Even in the BIOS screen I change the date and time, save settings, reboot and even before I enter Windows again, I go to the BIOS and the old time and date are there!!! This is a very urgent problem to solve, because the PCs are working in a pharmacy and all my user prints are coming out with the wrong time, date, etc  Maybe this is some simple BIOS option.. I am an Lenovo newbie, first PCs I ever bought from them! Any help is very appreciated. Thanks in advance, Ivo PereiraIT ConsultantPortugal

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Notebook: hp probook 4320s (late 2010)System: w7pro32 original, updated with the last Microsoft pathesPrevious BIOS version: F.0F Yesterday "HP update manager" has downloaded and upgraded BIOS 68AHH F.20 and other updates. During the reboot, BIOS has been installed, after that there was no way to load Windows (after 5 minutes of "Windows Loading", the notebook goes in bluescreen). No errors was giveng during the BIOS upgrade task. Actions I tried to solve the problem:- Tried to start in Safe Mode, with same result- Changed SATA to IDE in the BIOS- Rollback from BIOS Manager (error on verification), with same result- Tried to install F.0F with USB boot, with same result- Installed again F.20 and worked, but the main problem is still there. thanks and brF

Answer:URGENT. the system wont to start after bios update: bluescre...

Hi,Welcome to the HP Forum! falbala73 wrote:Notebook: hp probook 4320s (late 2010)System: w7pro32 original, updated with the last Microsoft pathesPrevious BIOS version: F.0F Yesterday "HP update manager" has downloaded and upgraded BIOS 68AHH F.20 and other updates. During the reboot, BIOS has been installed, after that there was no way to load Windows (after 5 minutes of "Windows Loading", the notebook goes in bluescreen). No errors was giveng during the BIOS upgrade task. Actions I tried to solve the problem:- Tried to start in Safe Mode, with same result- Changed SATA to IDE in the BIOS- Rollback from BIOS Manager (error on verification), with same result- Tried to install F.0F with USB boot, with same result- Installed again F.20 and worked, but the main problem is still there. thanks and brFSince your notebook is a UEFI type:Push the power on switch while still holding down the Fn+B keyPlease post your resultKind regards,erico

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I hoping someone can direct me to a fix for this issue.  Seems to me I can't be the only one having this particular issue. I downloaded the windows bios update utility and proceeded to update the BIOS.  The utility ran for 10 minutes and it just hung there.  Eventually I ended up rebooted the computer and once I did that the computer would not start again. One long been and two short beeps and this indicates a system board failure.  Here is what I did; 1. Updated bios in windows2. Computer would not start3. Unplugged power and removed battery4. Held power for multiple 30 seconds5. Disconnected battery under the keyboard (waited two hours before trying again) Any advice is very much appreciated. Shawn.  

Answer:T410s Bios Update Gone Wrong

You could try the tech support line if there is a work around.However in Windows you ran the update. Did it go through the checked in the programs window and then start flashing which is the last item before if indicated its finished.

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hi --

i'm trying to fix my parents' pc (a gateway 507gr) which has been really unstable & unreliable for a few months. windows wouldn't boot properly, windows reinstalls wouldn't work. it'd boot into the bios ok, but that was about it.

in desperation yesterday, i decided to upgrade the bios, hoping to have a good foundation for reinstalling other stuff. i downloaded the files from intel's site (the board's a d915gag, with a p4 processor with hyperthreading), and did exactly what it said. now things are far worse than before.

intel gave several sets of directions for flashing the bios. the least invasive was to make a cd with this bootable .iso file, put it in the cd drive of the target pc, and boot it up. it did boot under that scenario, but instead of anything resembling the screenshots they showed in the instructions, it said something about the old bios id number, the new bios having a different number, and trying to install it, and then it went immediately to a c: prompt. for a few moments, the pc made these really quiet noises -- not hd sounds, but something somewhat similar (almost like sci-fi "electronic" sounds), but nothing ever happened. it wouldn't even boot into the bios after that.

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Answer:bios update gone disastrously wrong

Sorry to hear about this. I don't usually recommend services, but this site is representative of a service you should/could check out (Google 'replacement bios chip');

Of course, you could contact Gateway for a new chip.


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I've been running an Athlon 64 FX-51 w/ SK8N mobo for about a year and today when I tried to update the BIOS, I couldn't get windows to load. I reverted to the old BIOS using a floppy disk which flashed fine, but when I restarted, I got a blue screen of death which stated "video driver failed to initialize." Same problem in Safe mode. What do I do???

Processor: AMD Athlon 62 FX-51
Mobo: SK8N
RAM twin sticks corsair 500MB
Video card: Radeon 9800PRO

Answer:BIOS update gone horribly wrong! HELP!!!

Do you have a video card or onboard video or both?

Make sure you have it configured correctly in your bios.

My guess is that it reverted to default settings.

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I had some Toshiba software some time ago (cant remember the name) it told me that there was a newer BIOS for my L40-18R PSL48E, the newest version is from
06/17/08 an the number it has is 20080617131309 I tried to instal it by clicking update BIOS after extracting it, have tried without extracting it to a temp folder
as well as extracting it to a temp folder, what happens everytime i click on updatebios is that my laptop reboots erasing the old bios and changing it with the one i downloaded,
but my problem is that the version I have on my computer (using Auslogic system information) is a BIOS from 05/14/08 (not the newest)the number is 5000814 08 ver: V2.00 I downloaded the bios from


What do i do wrong trying to update my BIOS? I have slow reboot and shut down witch I though might be faster after a BIIOS update (its the delay before my computer starts rebooting or shutdown that is my problem)

Answer:What do i do wrong trying to update BIOS on Satellite L40?


Unfortunately you didn't write which Satellite L40 you have exactly. I have checked Toshiba support page and there are listed three different models (PSL4xxx).
So you must be sure you have chosen the right model.
Please inform us about this.

I want also to discuss something else too. If the system runs well and stabile you do not need BIOS update. Fast or slow boot, in my opinion, has nothing to do with BIOS but with OS configuration. You must optimize start up procedure and be sure notebook must not start all useless applications and processes. It is nothing but wasting the time.

On this forum you can find many interesting threads about that. Have a look into this one

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I have been recommended to do a BIOS update on the above machine. I think the existing version is 1.30 and the correct replacement is 1.70 (I think this refers to PSA33E: []).

The original BIOS has a password. Would like to know what happens if this process goes wrong. Will my system be inoperable or is there a backup procedure pre-install?

The additional problem with this is that the fan is going on every minute or so. The heatsink looks clean, but maybe new thermal grease should be applied to the cpu.


Answer:Satellite A30-931 - What happens if BIOS update goes wrong?


In worst case if the update goes wrong your computer doesn?t boot anymore. That means you can only see a black screen and you can nothing. In this case you would need professional help from an authorized service provider, they can reflash the ROM module or exchange it.

But here some important points before you start the update:
-Make sure that you are logged in as administrator
-Disable your AntiVirus and Firewall
-Disconnect from Internet
-Close all running programs

> The additional problem with this is that the fan is going on every minute or so. The heatsink looks clean, but maybe new thermal grease should be applied to the cpu.
Yes, maybe the thermal grease must be renewed if you have already cleaned your notebook. After this everything should work normally.

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Hi All,Yesterday reinstalled win 7 x86 on my X61s and initiated a BIOS upgrade after system update asked me to... I am not sure to which version it was attempting to upgrade from and to however it failed, it go to the step of "Reading old BIOS" after which the update utility software just started stalling and became unresponsive. After this my laptop now wont boot, i can push the power button and get a green power light but thats it. I have gathered from reading around different forums that a failed BIOS update may mean a bricked laptop and that this is seen before on windows 7 (does anyone know if this has been confirmed by Lenovo?)Just wanted to check if there are any possibilities for this laptop to come back to life? are there any type of special restoration i can force when powering on? Or do i have any other options? Oh and it is out of warranty. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:X61s BIOS update gone wrong.

about the only thing you can try is unhook the power supply, take out the battery, find the CMOS battery, (probably under the keyboard), take it out, push the power button and hold it down to drain any residual power in the machine, let it set for about 10 minutes then reconnect the CMOS battery and put the power supply back on and put the battery in and turn it on and hope for the best.  if it still doesn't work, then you'll either need a new motherboard or you'll have to find somebody who can solder a new bios chip on the board, good luck.

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I recently wantet to make a Bios update on my notebook and half way through there came an error and closet down.. i continuet working on the notebook and then later rebootet it and nothing happend. Just a black screen with a - blinking up in the left corner. My guess is that the Bios is messed up and need to be resetted.. But i dont know where to find the battery on the laptop or if that even would help to take that out for a couple of sec. like it would on a stationary computer. Any suggestions other then send it in. then i have to be without a computer for at least 3 weeks :D

Answer:Bios Update went wrong on a Satellite L30-105

You have no chance to fix this problem at home, you need professional help. After a wrong update you can not simply reset the BIOS. Taking out the battery won't solve your problem, it works only if the BIOS is not damaged.

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Hello everyone!

I update the BIOS on my laptop and something went wrong, not now turn a laptop screen.

I went to see the web for Chris Bios recover.
Have available more than 20 versions, but so far no success.

My biggest problem is - I can not save to floppy disk 2 MB BIOS. All attempts to make a boot
flash or SD ended in failure.

The laptop is: Satellite pro U400 PSU45E

Please help me ... the laptop reads the floppy in BIOS with little experience (those that come with Chris Bios 500 KB - 1000 KB) begins with a normal boot beep signals supposedly provided a definition blocks then baar both short beep and do nothing ..
there must be something ... DOS BIOS small size, USB emulator .. BIOS to be torn down so it is possible charging of USB, SD ...

Every idea can be useful!

Thank you very much

Excuse my english

f the topic is not for here, please redirect it mderatora
This is my 1 post here

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 - BIOS update went wrong

Hi mate

Unfortunately? if something went wrong during the BIOS update, then you will not be able to solve this without an help from an ASP technician?

Hopefully the BIOS ROM module is not damage?
In worst case the mobo is damage but maybe it?s not damaged?

However?. You have to get in contact with an local ASP and should ask for further handling!

Good luck!

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I have a new Satellite A500 and want to make Bios update. What happens if this process goes wrong?


Answer:Re: Satelite A500 - What happens if BIOS update goes wrong?


I don't recommend to make a bios upgrade if your system runs well. If the upgrade process goes wrong your laptop doesn?t boot anymore, and then you have to contact
TASP (Toshiba authorized service provider).
Don't forget to close all the programs, disable antivirus, firewall.


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i have a satellite pro p100 with win xp.
i downloaded the win-based bios-update.
something went worng. the notebook was shut down and when i try to start it,
i have blackscreen, dont see the anything, windows doesnt start.
nothing happens.

please help me, i am writing my diploma and really need to get this fixed quickly.

Answer:Satellite Pro P100: Bios update went wrong - what to do?


so if your machine does not start anymore then you should send/bring your machine to the next authorized service partner in your country.

Here?s a link to find one and I suggest you to contact one of them immediately because of your diploma:

Good luck

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Hey anybody, Recently I decided that, due to my BIOS being quite old, I'd like to flash a newer one on and see if that made any changes. However on the official HP website the only operating systems available were XP and Vista. I saw that the Vista BIOS was quite recent and thought that the BIOS might work for Windows 7 (my current OS) as well. Since I've flashed the new BIOS my PC can't connect to my speakers at all, or make any sound. It's also running extremely slowly. I've looked up ways to try and roll back the BIOS but nothing comes up, and I can't seem to download the old BIOS anywhere. What can I do? Old BIOS: HP 786D5 V02.24

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Dear all
I downloaded bios updater from lenovo support, after I run it, my computer restart it self. After restart, it just show (picture) and it cannot do anything. Please, how to rollback the bios or how to my computer work again?
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Answer:Yoga 500 - 15IBD - Bios update went wrong

What you can see there is a Boot menu. Your laptop can't boot from disk and display boot selection menu. Try to enter BIOS (can't say how to do it, as you didn't told which Yoga model do you have) and try to change boot settings from UEFI -> Legacy (or in other way) and/or disable Secure Boot. Check if after these changes your laptop will be able to boot.

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Hello, we just update the Bios for the ThinkCentre M91. The machine has a Power-On Password. The Power-On Password works before the Update fine. Now the ThinkCentre boots and ask for the Password. We give the Power-On Password in but it should be wrong.What can we do? No boot, no work :-(

Answer:Bios Update M91 - Power-On Password is now wrong

Hi bjoerg75:
The Power-On Password or Administrator password can be reset by following these instructions, if you are comfortable with opening up your computer:
Erasing lost or forgotten passwords (clearing CMOS)
This section provides instructions on how to erase lost or forgotten passwords, such as a user password.
To erase a lost or forgotten password, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Open the computer cover. See ?Opening the computer cover? on page 72.
3. Locate the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper on the system board. See ?Locating parts on the system
board? on page 71.
4. Move the jumper from the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2) to the maintenance position (pin 2 and
pin 3).
5. Close the computer cover and connect the power cord. See ?Completing the parts replacement?
on page 98.
6. Turn on the computer and leave it on for approximately 10 seconds. Then, turn off the computer by
holding the power switch for approximately five seconds.
7. Repeat step 1 through step 2.
8. Move the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper back to the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2).
9. Close the computer cover and connect the power cord. See ?Completing the parts replacement?
on page 98.
This is from the ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual: Read more

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I have New Satellite C660-1TK (PSC1QE-01900GGE) In sunday i flashed with version 1,40 Without any problem
NOW i see that i have new version 1,50
Startting the bios flashing .exe
bios flashed done but the procces s not complete
after programing s done the Lap top freeze with big noise from the fan....
i needet to remove the battary and now

the version of the buios is 1.50 but EC version is 1.40 still the old becose the flashing is t not complete with i try to reflashed but show s me you are with the last et version of bios>!

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Answer:Satellite C660-1TK - BIOS Update Go Wrong

To be honest you can be happy that your notebook works because many people have had bad luck after not successful BIOS update.

In my opinion you should not ?play? with BIOS updates. At the end you will damage BIOS update and your notebook will not start at all. Maybe you should contact Toshiba service provider and clarify this. Ask for help. They should do it for you. If something goes wrong it will not be your fault.

Be careful with this. It is just my opinion and advice for you. Don?t change well running system.

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Yes, the upgrade flash went wrong with me also, as so many i've seen. Weird that toshiba recommends a bios flash when you get errors installing win7/ vista, and have it fail so much.

I tried getting 3 different bios versions from the internet, 2 from the toshiba site (2.0 and 2.1 i thought) and alaa200a.rom.

When i make the crisis disk with the crisdisk.bat (even doing it in DOS) it copies all files on the floppy, also tried the different phflash versions. Older ones seem to actually load for 2 minutes, the newer ones tend to load for a few seconds then stops and starts loading again etc.

Needless to say, all my efforts with those bios haven't paid off for one bit.

When i put the notebook normally on, and when i press the Fn button on the keyboard, the Fn light actually lights up, but nothing else happens.

Anyone who might have any idea what to do more, apart from buying a new bios chip?

Thanks in advance.

Ps, i have a Satellite A210-16F PSAELE

Answer:Satellite A210-16F - BIOS update went wrong


I think, you should contact the ASP (service center) to reflash the Bios. The Bios failure topics are discussed almost everyday and no one can give a right solution besides contacting the ASP.

You can read an article that maybe can be useful for you:

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Hi everyone, I just recently purchased the above mentioned laptop in the No SLI version and with DVD drive. After its arrival I updated all drivers from the lenovo home page, including the Bios update for the VGA Nvidia card (gt755m2ndvgayx10p.txt). After having installed all updates (under Win 8.1) I suffered serious issues with the gt755m (FurMark Benchmark only 800 pts) and later realized that the gt755m bios update was only mend to be for the SLI version. I hope that someone can help me out as I didn´t backed up the stock bios and don´t find it in the internet either. Thanks in advance! 

Answer:Ideapad y510p wrong BIOS update GT 755M

well it was written that is only for SLI Did you tried to remove the battery on the motherboard or reset to factory setting the BIOS?

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SupportAssist selects the E5530 version of bios update, which fails to install.
Workaround is to to manually select and install.
Also does not seem to be able to actually install the chipset update it claims to have, as the option will re-appear the next time SupportAssist is started.
Might explain the missing webcam.

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 Hi. I wrongly installed the BIOS for T400 laptop thinking it was for "T400 series". So stupid, I know. The link of the wrong BIOS is right one is The computer now shows totally black screen when on. No BIOS nor boot. The buttons lights do the same as always, they turn on and then off on the energy start. After some minutes, the cooler start working. So I think it's not totally dead, is it? Anyway, is there a way to install the correct T430 BIOS and have the boot back? Thanks in advance

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I was updating BIOS using the utility given in Lenovo site. But it went wrong and my E530 is bricked. I'm planing to recover the BIOS using Phoenix Wincrisis .. But for that i Need the bios.wph file. I tried to extract the .wph file (using 7zip) from the Bios update .exe file given in lenovo site .. But I Cant find a .wph file in it.. It contains a [0] file.. Tried to extract that '[0]' file using 7zip. But 7zip cant open the archive. My E530 is still bricked .. Someone please help me as soon as possible. Thanks in advance

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Is there anyway to make my Thinkpad work again? Or do i have to change the mother board. ;(

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If I try to update my bios, I get an error message 'rom file wrong szie' and yes that is the way it is spelt.
Also when I try to update the software for my multidrive - which Toshiba sent me the link for it - says: 'drive not found'. What's going on??

Answer:Tecra A3: BIOS update 'rom file wrong szie' [sic]


Tecra A3 is pretty new unit and it will be interesting to know why you want to make BIOS update. Is there any problem with it?

Which BIOS update doesn?t run, windows or traditional one? If you have no serious problem, don?t do it at all.

The issue with your multidrive is a little bit confused for me. Which software you should install?

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Updated BIOS to version 1.25 but BIOS is reporting version to be 1.24. Also experiencing CPU speed problems since BIOS and chipset driver updates.CPU speed was stuck at 797mhz even minimum CPU speed in power settings was set to 100%Would have to put Laptop to SLEEP and RESUME in order to update CPU speed.After reboot CPU speed STEPS move but despite setting minimim CPU to 100% it's still at 797mhz at idle.

Thinkpad W520, 2720QM, Crucial SSD M4

Answer:W520 BIOS update reporting wrong version.

Hello ibmford, The version BIOS of my w520 (4282-w17) is also 1.24 after 1.25 update. furthermore the date is 13.5. instead of 19.5. hopefully we didn't get a "beta" BIOS here... Soko PS: CPU-Z reports full CPU-Speed for my w520

W520 (4282-W17 i7-2820QM 32GB 2xSSD 1TB)| T62p | T41p

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I tried Phoenix Crisis Disk .. Everything's okay.. But I can't find BIOS.WPH file when extracting BIOS update app from Lenovo.. Please .. I need help..
Wihtout BIOS my Thinkpad is not booting.. Just the fan is working.. HELP .. Tried googling.. Nothing worked well... HELP ME ...!

Answer:My Lenovo Thinkpad E530 BIOS update went wrong..please help

Hi Yashharf! I have the same problem, I can not extract the BIOS.WPH to recover my thinkpad. Are you sure Thinkpad E530 use phoenix bios? Sory for my bad english.

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I was updating BIOS using the utility given in Lenovo site. But it went wrong and my E530 is bricked. I'm planing to recover the BIOS using Phoenix Wincrisis .. But for that i Need the bios.wph file. I tried to extract the .wph file (using 7zip) from the Bios update .exe file given in lenovo site .. But I Cant find a .wph file in it.. It contains a [0] file.. Tried to extract that '[0]' file using 7zip. But 7zip cant open the archive. My E530 is still bricked .. Someone please help me as soon as possible. Thanks in advance

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Is there anyway to make my Thinkpad work again? Or do i have to change the mother board. ;(

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SATELLITE A80 - 135 SP (sp is for spanish ?)
model PSA80E-04C00JSP

windows xp sp3 spanish

-> Updated from _original bios 1.5_ (bios ID EAT10 / EAT20 bios version: v1.50)
to _v 2.8_

downloaded from toshiba spain

Unzipped file and found a windows excutable "setup" and "AT10280a.rom"
double click on setup and...

....Now keyboard is useless (strange signs intead of letters)

During update (windows xp) I think I saw something about a *.bak (original rom backup) in c:/windows/temp
but now I can't find the backup rom.

Can anyone help?
Would it be possible to "downgrade" to original (1.5) bios, and if so.. where can I find it??


Answer:Satellite A80-135 PSA80: After Bios update keyboard is wrong


I don?t know why it happened after the BIOS update but I presume the keyboard language settings are not correct.

Go to control panel -> Regional & Language Options -> Languages (second tab) -> Details

Here you should choose the right keyboard language (Spanish???)


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Hi guys,

My motherboard is Asus P4S333/133 series.. I have updated wrongly my BIOS and the system doesn't boot anymore.

The previous BIOS version is Asus P4S333-VF/WOL ACPI BIOS..

Any advice from you guys to solve this problem? Thanks a lot in advance.


Answer:Wrong BIOS update and now the system doesn't boot! Plz help..

A great big OUCH!

You could try reflashing it with the correct one if it will get that far. But it probably wont even boot to floppy now... The only way I can think of is to remove the BIOS chip and reflaash it in a programmer

Thats exactly why I never flash a BIOS unless its absolutly needed.

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Hello all,

I'm looking for info about my Satellite notebook that is dead after a bios update.

Model is A210-FS3 (PSAFGC-FS308C)... bios unsure.

I updated this notebook about 6 months ago (been shelved ever since) through windows7 beta (i know bad idea)... after it shut down it never came back to life.. It does not POST... Power light just flashes.

Is there a way to fix this without replacing the motherboard? I've read about ways to do it with a USB floppy but It seems sketcky to me.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A210-FS3, PSAFGC-FS308C. BIOS update gone wrong.

I tried to update the bios from 1.1 to 1.3 on A500-025 but it fried the motherboard. This unit is only 2.5 months old (sigh).
I tried that USB/floppy emergency recovery but to no avail. Send it back to Toshiba who did replace the board and with a updated bios.

Good luck , mine was still on warranty.

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I have Satellite P10-874, my model number got erased from the bottom after years of use.
I recently did a Bios update from Toshiba website and later realised it was for SP10E models.

Well my system didn't crash. Does the model number (part no) change if you update with a Bios version not meant for your system?

My system is still under warranty but the new model number/serial number combo is shown as invalid global entitlement database. My USB ports are not working any more after it showed a power surge message.

I need goto the service center. Is there any way to retrive my originial model no and part no?

Any help will be highly appreciated.


Answer:Satellite P10-874: Does wrong BIOS update change the serial number?

A "wrong" Biosupdate neither erases nor replaces the modelnumber of your machine. So you don?t have to worry about when you give the machine to a sevice center, they have the possibility to retrieve your serialnumber with their system and figure out the modelnumber of your machine.

Regarding your USB-ports: send the machine to your local service-center and don?t worry about the modelnumber-stuff. Your machine is still in warranty and since they will approximately change your system pcb, your worries about the wrong bios is needless.

By the way, i cannot imagine that you have earnest a wrong bios flashed, since the machine during the biosupdate ususally shouts if you try to flash a wrong bios on it.


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My BIOS version for my HP Pavillion dv6000 Entertainment Lappy is : 1.0PARTTBL - Update needed? I dont even kno where to update my BIOS And if their is an update... should i get it? I remember back in the day, on my old HP laptop, i downloaded a BIOS update vis hp's website, and it broke my motherboard ^^ I had to send my laptop into Hp's center in caliornia or them to repair it... So if an update is needed for this laptop, and my coputer blows-up , is it possible to insert a recovery disk - and insert that can fix my lappy? Or yea.... lol XD

Answer:BIOS Update Needed??

Might be worth having a look here...

- Windows® 7 Beta and test - HP Support Forum

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I have the following information from Everest, and would like advice on whether or not to update the Bios. I have no experience with doing this, so I would love a walk through as well, if someone has time.

Field Value
BIOS Properties
BIOS Type Award Modular
Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Award BIOS Message MS8137C 04/19/2002
System BIOS Date 04/19/02
Video BIOS Date 07/04/01

BIOS Manufacturer
Company Name Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Product Information
BIOS Upgrades

Problems & Suggestions
Suggestion Are you looking for a BIOS Upgrade? Contact eSupport Today!
Suggestion System BIOS is more than 2 years old. Update it if necessary.
Suggestion Video BIOS is more than 2 years old. Update it if necessary.

Answer:Bios Update Help needed

Not to be evasive but if you are not experiencing any problems caused by the current BIOS version, I'd not even bother. I am not saying it is too complicated or that you can't handle it, just not worth the risks if there is no need for it....just my 2 centos.

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For particular reasons, have been pursuaded to change my Duron 800 for 1200 to help cope with a proposed "improvement"The Motherboard is AbitKT7 the Bios is Award Modular V6 00PG dated 25/5/00Attempts so far to reset in the Bios "Soft menu" are fooling around in the dark since it is not possible to select anything over 1 GHz. ......Results have been unstable and dismal reduction in benchmarks as shown in aid32.exe, so I'm back to square one with the 800 cpu and stability once more.There were no faster chips for socket A when this mobo was born, but I'm sure there is a solution?Would anyone who has done this, give me a lead and a sensible step by step guide to success!

Answer:BIOS update needed?

click here for the KT7 then it looks like you need to flash the bios. But make sure its the KT7 and not the KT7-raid or the kt7a as they use a different bios.

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Hi, I am having this warning show up in my Event Viewer every time I boot/reboot my laptop: The speed of processor 0 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. I know I need to flash the BIOS but the most recent version is 1.14 from as year ago. I've already updated to that version last year sometime. Is there an unlisted update somewhere or does Acer seem to no longer be interested in providing updates not only for the BIOS but all the other drivers as well for my model as well? I know that updates can't be provided forever, but something important such as the BIOS should be kept updated. Anyway, please let me know what I need to do next. Thanks, Rick

Answer:New BIOS update needed for E5-772

Can you tell me what type of Motherboard you have so I can check what the newest version is?

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Hey y'all.
I just started TW 2004, finished one hole, then a blue screen new to me popped up. Said it was dumping physical memory to disk... and if it was the first time I'd seen it, to just restart. It also said if it wasn't the first time, to maybe update BIOS, get latest drivers, or something like that.

So, I figured maybe I should do that.
I have an Intel® SE440BX-2 Motherboard. It is apparently unsupported now.
When I go to their site:

There's no option for the XP operating system, when I look for available downloads. Should I select "OS Independent"?

A lil' help here techie guru folks?


Answer:Mobo help needed... how to update BIOS

Unsupported cause dont manufacture anymore.
on your link (Intel download page) on left side, in box: download assistance the second bullit: says:The "OS independent" option is for all downloads which will work for any operating system

First thought just dont support XP (thier is bios for 2K, similar to XP), But when update bios is always risk, when not done properly and with incorrect version, all you get is board that dont work, (new paper weight)

So will it work?? good question, Is worth risk??
I would contact Intel via email or phone before trying to update bios with OS Independent version.
same page at top in blue click support& downloads then click contact support, option for email or phone listing
Good Luck!

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Ok i have a lot of knowledge about computers and please I need the Bios update but not windows base.
I need the traditional Bios dos update!

The reason I want this is due to blue screening in windows i have changed HDD still same.
I have changed memory and checked fans still same.
I have even tried to install XP using manual xp not restore disk using the downloaded sata drivers still same.
So i know now 100% if i manage to get dos bios download this problem will be solved.

Please anyone know where.


Answer:Qosmio G30-161: DOS Bios update needed

Unfortunately, Toshiba doesn?t provide any traditional BIOS updates. Only the win-versions are available on the page.

By the way; why you are 100% sure that the BIOS update would solve this issue?
Mostly the BSOD issues are related to the hardware malfunction or serious software issues.
Usually you should recovery the Qosmio with the delivered recovery CD. If the BSOD will appear during the installation or immediately after the installation then the hardware problems are possible?

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I have a new Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF i5-4460S, 16GB RAM, 240GB Solid State Drive, Win7 Pro 64 Desktop. Anytime the ambient temperature is 77F/25C or above, my fan cycles every few minutes. As it is spring time here, temps are only going to get hotter and the fan is annoying. My old Lenovo PC which did not have a solid state sat in the same place as the new one was silent except when I first started it up.

I don't think it's a dirty fan, heat sink or intake as the PC just over a month out of the box. Some research yielded a bios update; yet a lot of people say unless you absolutely have to, don't touch the bios; messing it up will brick the PC.

I've also have some Bluetooth issues which can be found here. Also, unless I have a USB keyboard plugged in, I stall for about 30 seconds at the bios screen. It's a hunch but I think all this is connected to maybe needing an update. I checked my bios date; 04/13/12. Lenovo's website reveals an update 12/29/15 and can be found here.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460S CPU @ 2.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16296 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 222685 MB, Free - 148982 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO,
Antivirus: Trend Micro Maximum Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:Fan kicks on a lot. Possible Bios update needed?

As you say it is only just over a month since you bought it
I have a new Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF i5-4460SClick to expand...

My advice is to return it.
Such problems have existed on this family of Lenovo`s for some years and not by any means has the BIOS flash solved the problem for all.
Also the CPU was only launched in February 2014
Although as you say the latest BIOS/UEFI is

The problem was first addressed in BIOS updates before that and I cannot understand how the computer can be supplied just a month ago with a firmware version that according to you is 2012 when the CPU was as I said only launched 2014.
I suggest you put that question to the supplier.
I am not suggesting that the latest firmware flash should have been made before the computer was sold, but clearly it was manufactured sometime after Feb 2014 so IMHO the firmware version should have been the latest then available, as Lenovo knew about the problem with the fan and usb function.

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Lenovo, It would be great if you could get around to fixing the BIOS for the Y430 so that after it comes out of sleep for the 4th or 5th time it doesn't frezze to the point where I have to just pull the battery.  I know that windows it partly at fault, but sometimes it is a simple BIOS fix that's needed. Going from college class to college class I have my laptop go into sleep mode when I'm moving classes and after about the 4th or 5th time I'm screwed and have to just hold the power button, or pull the battery, then waste a ton of battery power starting it back up. It would be amazing if you could get a BIOS update out in the near feature!!! --Hershey

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Need a BIOS update to upgrade my WIFI card to a Intel 7260 Dual Band AC card. I need a bios update that will allow the new card to boot the computer.

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Answer:RAM problem. BIOS update needed?

Think very carefully before doing a BIOS flash!!!!Failure means a scrap motherboard and as medions are a bit special in how the parts interact then its a scrap PC.HOW TO UPDATE YOUR SYSTEM BIOSclick here

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I am hoping to get some help from you guys when it comes to updating my BIOS as I have never done this before. I used CPUID to check my current version of 2/8/06. When I go to my mobo's web site, it says I am behind by 20 updates. When I looked at the most current one, it says I need to download the one b4 the current one. I tried to do this but when I downloaded it, and tried to run it, I get the following msg "the BIOS version you are installing is older than your system's current BIOS. Do you want to continue".
Now I am confused by this and am hoping to get some help. Here is the link to my mobo:

Any help is appreciated.


Answer:Solved: BIOS update help needed

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Using EVEREST i have found out the name of the motherboard and require an update asap. I cant find them anywhere have googled etc.2004-sis-651-6a6ixg05c-00 Thanks in advance.

Answer:Motherboard bios update needed help :)

Why do you require a BIOS update?Please DO NOT "flash" the BIOS without very good reason to do so!  If the procedure fails, you may end up with more serious problems than the ones you're trying to solve!Tell us more about what's happening.

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i have a 600x, well its my daughters, but having a problem with the sound from speakers, i would like to try updating the bios, but all the updates i can find are for floppies, this machine doesnt have a floppy drive, so is there any other way to update the bios.

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I frequently see a new bios update file from the download site. My Tecra A3 is 2 months old and have no problems so far. Is it really necessary to update the BIOS?

One more thing is that there is no mention about what the latest BIOS update will do to the laptop.

Answer:BIOS Update for Tecra A3: Is it Really Needed?


if you don't have any problems it's not necessary to update the BIOS, but on the other hand it normally can't be bad. So it's your choice.


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Hi guys,

I'm debating if I should update my BIOS, I've not done it before but would feel confident in doing so.

I was checking the m/b site the other day for any updated drivers and had a look at the BIOS update section. If there weren't any aplicable to me then I wouldn't have even bothered thinking about it but there is. I have the Devil's Canyon i5 4690K. I'm not having any problems with the system. Any advice would be brilliant. Thank you.

Z97-K BIOS 0330
1. Enhance compatibility for new Anniversary Edition(G3258) and Devil's Canyon CPU(i7-4790K, i5-4690K).
2. Optimize overclocking function and performance for new Anniversary Edition(G3258) and Devil's Canyon CPU(i7-4790K, i5-4690K).

Answer:BIOS update advice needed

If you're not experiencing any problems and you're not planning to OC, I wouldn't bother.

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Client machine

Compaq Presario C551NR laptop
Vista Home Basic SP2
1 GB RAM: 512 DDR2 "533 SO DIMM" + 512 DDR2 "PC5300" (533 is the factory stick, 5300 is upgrade)
all other hardware is original factory build
Issue (total Owner error, btw)

Factory BIOS
BSOD with 0x8e when attempting Normal Boot and Last Known Good
Safe, Safe/Cmd, Safe/network all run properly

Have updated all drivers (including network, processor, video, audio, CD, HD, and modem)
uninstalled and reinstalled fresh copies of Java, Flash, Shockwave, Quicktime, Adobe Reader
uninstalled Yahoo Msgr, Zoosk Msgr, Yahoo toolbar, Quizulous toolbar, corrupted MagicJack
installed Firefox 5 (I know: just got the flag for 6, but it can wait)
Ran RAM and Processor diagnostic in Safe and both checked out fine
Ran HD diagnostic from BIOS and it checked out fine
Spent the weekend manually cleaning the following infections:

Hotbar adware
clickpotato adware
Winlock trojan
VISTA Antispyware 2012
fake Windows Defender (pretty sure this was the vector of entry)
using the following programs (and some old fashioned 'elbow grease'):

AVG 2011 (command line in Safe)
ESET online
rkill (run in safe and safe/network)

I have a few other tools downloaded, but they will not run in safe. All of the above are currently scanning clean - not a guarantee of a clean system, I am well aware, but I'm limited now until I can get it into normal boot.
I've actually see... Read more

Answer:Advanced Help Needed with BIOS Update

I'm a software geek so I'm a bit out of depth with advanced hardware Dx, but a HW buddy of mine suggesting pulling the HD to verify the board....before doing so I swapped the RAM sticks (moved the original from bottom slot to top and new from top to bottom) and compressed air'd the entire section.

removed HD, blew out bay, and powered on. Displayed Compaq splash, auto refreshed to display splash again, auto refresh to solid black with rapid cursor at top left corner. Can hear and feel the fans spinning, but otherwise nothing. Does this confirm BIOS problem (as I suspected) or is it something else? (would call the buddy, but he's at the movies with his cell off :X)
edit: mep O_O f10 much? In BIOS with HD physically removed....factory is v F.14a, upgrade is v F.24a, right now it's showing v F.15 - now I really am lost.

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BIOS update needed reason:Because I said so. system fails to see BIOS when hitting the "f" key to load. (BLACK SCREEN)Also, any help for converting a RAW drive that was originally not, back to original state without losing data. Converting a Fat32 to NTFS (WIN XP) not losing data?

Answer:BIOS update needed for MY computer.

OK to confirm your drive is not the only issue disconnect it( Both power & data cables) and try booting into BIOS.Do you get any kind of display during startup? A Splashscreen? If so hit ESC button in order to see the boot data. You should see an instruction to Press xxxx to enter setup. Sometimes F1or F2. Sometimes DEL or F11. If you get absolutely nothing on screen then there are other issuesGoin' Fishin' (Some day)

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Next thing you know...the yelow sata cable is not attached to the hdd, i take alook and...THE BLACK THING IS GONE...only the pins are there.

WTF WTF WTF should i do???? I cant afford to loose ANY DATA.
All my music, movies, games, GAMES SAVES, ETC ETC.

IDK HOW IT BROKE, pls in desperate need here.
I need someway to get the data out...idc about the hdd, i need the data..i can get an rma for the hdd but i need that data.

Im on way way to bb to get a 320gb sata hdd for 60 bucks..yeah i know...great deal.

But pls..ill even pay someone to do this.
Im having hope on you apok, your good with this stuff.

thank you so much.

Answer:Big Big Urgent Urgent Urgent Help Needed...plssssss

What broke? Can you provide pics? But really, the chance of data loss should be low if you just leave it alone and fix it when you are given instructions.

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I have a Satellite L850-0C9 laptop and Toshiba Service Station is recommending I install the new BIOS update labelled "Satellite Pro C850 BIOS Update - v6.50".

Should I install this as its not the same model as my laptop,
If not why is Service Station recommending I install it?

Answer:Satellite L850/0C9: Toshiba Service Station recommending wrong BIOS update?

I assume this is your notebook and these are all the drivers and BIOS available for this notebook model:

The latest BIOS is v6.50 and it looks to be the right one.
The Pro C850 seems to belongs to the same series so possibly the BIOS is the same.

However, the BIOS update is always an sensitive procedure and from my point of view it?s not really necessary if you don?t have an serious problems.

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Hello.  I have a W500 and am using an external graphics card via an enclosure called ViDock connected to the PC card slot.  This works fine, however to get it to operate I have had to remove 2 GB of Ram as there are not enough PCI resources to have 4GB ram and use the ViDock.  Other models have had a BIOS update (like this one for the idea pad  In the change history it states "The BIOS fixed 4G Ram solution".  I have spoken with people using the ViDOck on this model and it runs with 8GB ram.  When will this fix be applied to the W500 or is their a solution in the interim??

Answer:W500 Bios update needed for 4GB Ram. ViDock

This is on a Windows 7 professional machine.

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This box came with Win7 home premium.  I did an update to Win10, which took "forever", which shortly corrupted and rendered itself and the Win7 backup unaccessible.  In trying to recover, I installed Linux Mint.I've since found that Win10 needs a bios update, and found such at this website and d/l'ed to another computer, and the Asus website now no longer has anything at all for the M3900G.I am going now to try to update the BIOS, but the process found uses Rufus so it's a double process to make a Rufus DOS disk plus adding the BIOS update to that, and then bring it onto this Acer box. I've done my due diligence on this process so far, but this is way differenc from the "good old days", so I'd appreciate any input.

Answer:Aspire M3900G BIOS update needed

Have you checked the actual BIOS version? boot your pc pressing Del and read the installed BIOS version, if it's older then P01.B0, you can update it: the readme files explaing it very well:1) you can create a bootable USB DOS flashdrive using Rufus or the old HP utility install windows 7, flash using the flashable windows utility and then update or do a fresh windows 10 install

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Answer:TravelMate P653 BIOS Update Needed - Can't Do Outs...

At boot, try tapping F-10 and see if you can get Recovery to start.

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