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BIOS Update Error Message: Can't update system bios file due...

Question: BIOS Update Error Message: Can't update system bios file due...

Hi I am trying to update BIOS F 64.Rev A, but getting error messege can't update system bios file due c:\SWSetup\SP77971\ROM.CAB missing please help me,,,,,,

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 I am receiving this message when I run sp76205: The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated." SP76205 was just released in June 2016 and I noticed other user are experiencing the same issue with it. Please provide a fix BIOS update or explain how to run this current update...

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I've tried many times to install the latest critical BIOS update, using Lenovo System Update, and every time it attempts to, it fails after telling me in a popup that I need to turn the system off and make sure I have a fully charged battery. I rarely rely on battery power and use AC primarily, and I used Power Manager twice to do a full reset, just in case. I can't believe I would need to buy a new battery in order to install it, because the battery works just fine. I'm running Windows 7 (64-bit), and exhausted every other update or option, unless there's something else I'm not aware of. Is it just the software toying with me?

Answer:[T530] Battery error message won't allow BIOS update in System Update

Hello and welcomeDo not perform the BIOS update from within the TVSU. It's much safer to use CD/DVD and ISO image from the T530 support page.

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I recently bought a T430s (Type: 2352CTO) and thought I should try to update the BIOS from version 1.11 to 1.16.I downloaded g1uj07uc.iso and burned the BIOS CD. After restarting the computer with the CD, I get an error message:BIOS directory was not found. The process did not complete.I also tried the BIOS flash utility method and got the same error.Anyone have this problem recently? Any suggestions?Two year old messages about other computers suggest that the motherboard needs to be replaced.


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Answer:BIOS directory not found error message - update BIOS T430s

How did you burn the ISO? Using Windows or some other utility?

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When trying to install BIOS update I get error message: ROM file size incorrect. What can I do? Thanks.

Answer:Incorrect file size error message during BIOS update on Satellite M100


Today is your lucky day dude. Seems I found a solution :D
Pelase take a look into this forum thread:

The user JayJay has provided a link to the Toshiba document which helps to clear this issue.

This is the original document;

Please try it and post back if it was the key or not. Good luck

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I updated my Satellite A200-AH6 PSAE0C notebook (Bios and Graphic update) after installing Toshiba Power Saver.
I downloaded the BIOS update from the Toshiba Site, and flashed my BIOS.

Upon restart, and any restart/shutdown I do now, I get a black screen (bootup screen) with these details listed as well:

System Configuration Data updated
0271: Check date and time settings
0251: System CMOS checksum bad - default configuration used

Can somebody please help me?
If anything, I would just like to restore my old BIOS, if at all possible.

Please, someone help!

Answer:Satellite A200-AH6: Error message: System CMOS checksum bad after BIOS update


Did you try to access the BIOS and did you try to set it to default settings?
No? Do this!

Pressing the F2 button you would be able to access the BIOS. Set the BIOS back to default settings and save up.
Then boot again the notebook and check if the same notification would appear on the display.


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Dell Vostro 1510 laptop with Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

I noticed svchost.exe was using 100% of CPU.

I did the following that did NOTresolve the issue:

1. I installed a new hard drive (W7)

2. I went to task manager / processes / "show processes from all users" / and attempted to stop all the related services, approximately 8. 4 of them stopped and no improvement. The other 4 would not let me stop them.

3. I've been reading Dell, and several other related sites, found many causes/solutions, tried them all but haven't resolved it.

4. I removed fan and cleaned out all dust. Fan runs fine. Thermal paste is good.

5. Installed CPUID HW MONITOR and cpu is not running hot. it's at 76 celsius (67 - 85 is the acceptable range)

6. Ran malwarebytes, custom scan. Nothing found.

7. Ran Avast boot time scan, nothing found.

*** The strangest thing is that my Bios version is A12. I downloaded A13 and A15 from When I attempt the Bios flash I get an error message that the "winphlash sw tool by phoenix tech cannot load driver. This driver has been blocked error code 1275. Confirm you have administrator priveledges". ***

- Therefore, is there a glitch/virus in the Bios causing this? Or is it unrelated and something else is causing it?

Thanks in advance!

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I tried to update my BIOS, because I have the version 1.70 and the loudness off the fan decreases with 1.80-2.10. The problem is, I get an error: You have not given permission to execute the update. I started the program with the administrator-user so I do not know why this doesn't work. I know somebody else had that problem before, but they haven't searched for a solution.

I hope you can help me,

Answer:Satellite R - BIOS update error message

Have you tried logging into Windows using Administrator?

Also try reinstalling the Toshiba Value Added Package.

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Okay I recently tried to update my bios on a GA-K8NS mobo. I used the bios update program that gigabyte has so I am pretty sure that I installed the correct update. After the install the system restarted and then said CMOS error press F10 to continue or DEL to enter setup. I entered setup and flashed the bios to the original settings (I made a copy to a floppy before update). The system restarted fine with the old bios. What is this error and how do I fix it?

AMD Athlon 64 3000+
512MB PC 3200 Corsair XMS PRo
Creative Audigy sound card
old ATI 7000 64MB
WD 60GB hard drive

Answer:BIOS update CMOS error message....?

SYS FAN SPEED problem the CMOS error fixed and BIOS is updated. I installed a hardware monitor that came with the mobo and it keeps saying "warning sys fan rpm."
I looked at the fan speeds and they are:
SYS FAN = 1739 RPM
CPU FAN = 3750 RPM
CPU temp = 40C
I am new at all of this and do not know what to do. Does everything look alright? Is the program just screwed up? If there is something wrong how should I fix it?
Thanks for all the help...

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Hi All ! Excuse my poor english because i'm french.

A friend gives me his Notebook (a Satellite 4090CDS exactly) because he had a probleme.
In fact, the problem is that when I switch on the computer, i have one and only one message(not even the red toshiba logo) which is "Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS update diskette in the drive, and press any key when ready to proceed."

So I go on french toshiba website, in the BIOS download, i find that i have to download this update:

Ok, i download and unzip it to a diskette and i boot the notebook with the disjette, it said that the update was made successfully and automatically reboot.
This time, the red toshiba logo appears, but next i have a black screen with a message:

**** Bad check sum (CMOS) ****
Check system. Then press [F1] key.

And after that, i can't do anything, not even press F1. If i reboot the notebook, i meet myself one more time with the first message "Ready for BIOS update..." and it is still and still the same.

If anyone could help me to understand what is the problem, it would be very nice.


Answer:Satellite 4090 BIOS issue - "Ready for BIOS update..." message appears

It sounds as if your CMOS chip has a problem. It?s possible that the CMOS battery has failed and your BIOS settings are being lost.
Maybe the RTC battery is empty. In this case you should plug the AC adaptor to charge the RTC battery.
Please note that the RTC battery (CMOS battery) will charge after the notebook main battery was fully charged. In this case the charging procedure could take several hours.

But if after this long charging procedure this message appears again so I assume the battery is dead.
I suggest you contact your nearest ASP to get your notebook checked.

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Toshiba 5205 - Serviceman / Call Bios - Need some help.

I flashed my bio's and the laptop locked up in windows and didn't shut off after the flash.

Now when I turn the laptop on, I get no picture and the front of the laptop has a remote lcd display that says: Serviceman / Call BIOS.

I have already remove the laptop's battery and let it sit a full day to killthe bios, but I get the same error and still no picture.

How can I fix this? The bio's should be dead by now. Am just using the ac-power pack for power. I tryed plugging the battery pack back in and I have also put the bio's battery back in. and I get the samething error message on the remote lcd.

There must be a way to get around this, if anyone knows please let me know.

Answer:Satellite 5205 - After Bios update - Serviceman / Call Bios message

Hi Jim,

Unfortunately removing the battery will not reset your BIOS. The BIOS is maintained by a separate battery on your motherboard (the CMOS or RTC battery) and you will need to dismantle your notebook to access this battery. Even removing the CMOS battery will not reset your BIOS since it will be held in a non-volatile area of the CMOS chip.

You will need to take your notebook to a Toshiba Authorised Service Agent to have the chip reflashed with a new BIOS.


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Just tried to update BIOS and get the following error message:

Installing UEFI winflash 0.02

The programme will be closed

There is an error occured, please check below items
Bios version above 200
Battery capacity more than 20%
AC is attached

Anybody got any ideas?

Answer:Satellite A660 - BIOS update error message

HI ifw,

Can you post more details about this behavior? What BIOS version you are using at the moment and what BIOS update you try exactly?

BIOS update requires administrator privilegs so you should run the update as Administrator. Also unzip all files from zip archive before you start the update.

May I ask you *why* you want to update the BIOS?

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I have a Satellite A500 PSAR3A-02U002 with BIOS version 1.9 installed.

After reading several forums, I discovered that there may be a BIOS update (v2.0) available to fix the ongoing issue these Satellites have with overheating/cooling/shutting down.

Excited, I tried installing the new BIOS - this is what I get:

'There is an error occurred, please check below items.
BIOS version above 200.
Battery capacity more than 10%.
AC is attached.'

Firstly, my BIOS version is 190, not above 200. Secondly, I find it extremely hard to believe the battery needs to be less than 10% to proceed. And thirdly, I fail to see what removing the power cord will do.

Please note that this BIOS update was found on Toshiba's European website, however the v2.0 claims to be a worldwide release. I then checked the Australian site and the BIOS for my model does not exist. I am not sure how to read this contradiction.

Please HELP!

Answer:Satellite A500 - Can't update the BIOS (error message)

Hi umm_excuse_me,

So I think the BIOS update is not available at the moment for you. European and Australian models have different model numbers so I doubt the BIOS update is always the same. Also the hardware parts can be different.

In your case I would wait until the BIOS was released on Australian page too.

By the way: Where did you read that this update was a world wide release?

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R630-11L (PT31LE) > driver download page shows new bios update available for this model
*release date*: 28/09/10
*filename*: " --> P007Bv160_EC73V140.exe"
*FTP-URL*: calleula.asp?ID=77071

After downloading the file and executing I am getting *" this computer is not supported"* error message.
I wonder to know if anyone achieve to install the bios update to this hardware?


Answer:Satellite R630-11L - BIOS update error message

Hi buddy,

Before you start the BIOS update, make sure that all files are extracted and you are logged in as Administrator. Then close all running programs also your AntiVirus and Firewall and then start the BIOS update.
Make also sure that the battery is fully charged and AC/DC adaptor is connected.

Furthermore it would be interesting to know from what OS you start the update.
Last but not least have you installed Value Added Package?

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I downloaded the latest Bios update for the afforementioned laptop, and it isn't allowing me to update. It says that I need to make sure that: Bios isn't later than 210 (mine is 1.80), AC is plugged in (it is), and that the battery is above 10% charge (mine is at 100%).

I have tried everything I can think of (running update as admin, resetting the bios to defaults, removing all power from the laptop for half an hour etc) and I still get that error message?

Has anyone else had this issue?
Its got me stumped.

Thanks in advance for any help!


Answer:Satellite Pro L670-14P - Cannot update Bios - error message appears


Did you install VAP (value added package)?
If yes, uninstall and refresh this tool. Install it once again and reboot the notebook.
Then try to update the BIOS once again.

Good luck

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I bought a second hand Satellite Pro M30. This one has the 1.30 Bios ... I would like to install the v1.70 bios.

I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3 and I tried first to update within Windows.
I got however the message "the user is not authorized to update BIOS".

This message is quite surprising since I have admnistrator privileges.

I read that one can use a diskette to update, but I don't have one ...

So, Is there a way to update the Bios with CD ?


Answer:Satellite Pro M30 - Error message: User is not authorized to update BIOS


I checked the Toshiba European driver page and found the BIOS 1.7 WIN version in the ARCHIVE area.

As you can see it's a BIOS Windows version and not a traditional BIOS version (trad BIOS can be updated using the diskette).
This Win BIOS can be upgraded only from running Win OS.

Anyway, I see you have installed the SP3. This could have a bad influence on the BIOS update.
So maybe you should try to update the BIOS without installed SP3?

Remove the SP3, download the right BIOS, unzip it correctly and then try to execute the BIOS update file.

_PS: If you notebook runs trouble free then a BIOS update is not necessary!!!_


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Hello, I apologizie for my English, I know it's not the best...

I did a very stupit error, and now I can not use my new Satellite U940 -103.
I updated the BIOS, from version 1.2 to version 1.3.

Unfortunately I did not do any recovery support (I'm stupid, yes!).
When I turn on the ultrabook, it say:
"Your PC need to be repaired"
error 0x0000001
Does anybody know what I can do, please?

Answer:Satellite U940 starts with error message after BIOS update

Hmm? do you see a Toshiba Splash screen while booting?
Are you abele to access the BIOS?

If not, I guess something went wrong during the update and you will need to ask service in your country for fix.

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I have downloaded the updated BIOS but receive a message "ROM size is incorrect" when I try to run setup.

This, according to the web site, should be a simple process! I know I'm a beginner but.

I'm have a real struggle

Answer:Satellite Pro M70: Update Bios error message - ROM size is incorrect


On BIOS download page there are two M70 listed (PSMXX). Have you chosen the right one?

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After starting the Lenovo Solution center V3.3.003 it doen't show the serial numbers etc. of the machine. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.
Is there another way to find out these numbers, except form crawling on the ground in a dark area with a lamp and a magnifier to determine the small print on the labels attached to the machine?
Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type and clarify problem.  

ThinkCenter M900 (10FH) BIOS:FWKT09A Win 7 x64 pro SP1 downgrade from Win 10

Answer:M900: ID system info, file for BIOS update, LSC no...

Run 'System Information'.

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I bought my notebook last weekend and I can't seem to do the BIOS update (from 1.30 to 1.40). I am using Vista 32 Home Premium SP1 (which came pre-installed in the laptop) and after downloading, unpacking and running the file provided by the TOSHIBA website (PO10140M.exe) I get the following error message:

C:\Users\Dado\AppData\Local\Temp\iscA516tmp\insyde flash.exe could not be executed.

I am sure this is the right file, because this was the one mentioned, after filling every field in the BIOS update search screen.

I don't understand what is wrong, since the laptop is brand new.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Cannot update BIOS in Satellite A300-1ID (PSAGCE) 0 Error message displayed

Are you administrator?

Try right clicking the BIOS file and select "Run as Administrator"

Also disable your virus scanner, it may be blocking the BIOS update.

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Hi all,I am trying to update the CPU of my M55 (8807-93G) fromIntel Core 2 Duo E6300 (1.86Ghz) to Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 (3.06 GHz).The Bios does recognize the new CPU very well but when booting the system it stops with the error message:167 no processor bios update foundUnfortunately I didn't find the right solution on the internet. I flashed the BIOS to the last patch (12/12/08) but the message stays the same. Lenovo offers a BIOS patch from 16/01/09 but in the end it's from 12/12/08.Any Ideas? Can I use another BIOS? Regards,Calvin

Answer:M55 (8807-93G) CPU Upgrade Error Message: 167 no processor bios update found

E7xxx and E8xxx CPU are not supported.

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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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I am always getting this message "The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated. " each time for my Elitebook 8460p. HP Notebook System Bios Update (American Internationa). F.63 Rev A, June 2 2016. is used from the HP website. I have already installed the Bios Tool. Please advise. 

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I have used the Toshiba support download page to identify my model A205-S4629 Satellite laptop and downloaded the following BIOS update utility sa200f0v520.exe.

After building the IOS install disk and running the Phoenix Phlash16 utility I get the following message "File has different BIOS part number".

The utility is using the following image file MW10M520.ROM.

Any input is appreciated,


Answer:Satellite A205-S4629 BIOS Update Fail - File has different BIOS part number


As far as I know the BIOS package downloaded from the Toshiba US driver page contains the WinRAR 32-bit self-extracting ZIP file which includes both Windows-based and diskette based BIOS update installation options.

Did you try to update the BIOS using Win-based BIOS?

What OS do you use?

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Hello All,
3 days ago I applied the latest bios update to my 1-year old XPS15, running latest and fully patched 64 bit Windows 10 public release.
Since then
A) plugin a rather simple USB-3 hub into the system prevents the laptop from Booting into BIOS, or if manages to do that
B) plugin said USB-3 hub after full windows boot, freezes both USB ports devices.  The unfreeze can be overcame by unplugging the hub and then other device and then re-pluging both
C) after step B, windows explorer becomes very unstable and does not even show all the folder contents to some programs "open file" function.
D) the system does not recover anymore from plain S3 sleep, triggering a windows hard reboot.
I'm afraid the bios option to roll-back the bios version was not active, so I'm stuck.
Finally, the latest Intel diver published at the same time does not install cleanly after the bios update (although I managed to get it to show in the "program files" section.
I always apply the latest updates for drivers and bios promptly as main security policy and so far the system has behaved very well (Maybe with the exception of Hibernation from sleep time out, which always has been a bit faulty)

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I received "bad checksum A250"message on reboot after updating Bios on Equium A100-psaa4e WinXP home sp3.

Bios update installed-20070709121820 downloaded via this website.
I installed direct from the downloaded file.
System appears to be operating normally so have I messed anything up at all?

Answer:Bad checksum A250 error message aftetr Bios update on Equium A100


Does this message appear always during the boot procedure or it appeared only one time?

Usually "bad checksum" error appears if the CMOS battery does not work correctly.

But I?ve no idea why you get this message after the BIOS update... Anyway if the notebook runs properly after the BIOS update then you shouldn?t be worried.


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Hi, please i havve question today i after longer time look on Lenovo drivers website and I find one new item - BIOS Update for my laptop IdeaPad U430P with number 7CCN35WW. This was first bios update for my laptop. I read readme and all look good, is it for my system Windows 8.1 is it for my laptop number, so i download and open/install. But after this bios installer restart my computer but after restart my laptop not boot and only show black window with blue popup with message that flash update finish with error. So i must manual turnoff computer and again use turnon button. After this computer boot into windows but not show loggin window or desktop. But only blue wallpaper with grey popup with informations that windows login isnt good inicialization. So I must again turnoff and after use Nova button for start into OneKey boot option and completly reinstall my Windows. AND MY QUESTIION: WHY LENOVO RELEASE BIOS UPDATE WHEN ON LAPTOP THIS UPDATE NOT WORK AND USERS MUST AFTER COMPLETLY REINSTALL WINDOWS?! grrr All users with Lenovo IdeaPad U430p attention not update bios with BIOS Update 7CCN35WW.

Answer:IdeaPad U430p and BIOS Update 7CCN35WW - finish with Error message and Win not boot

I'm not sure if this will solve your problem. But for every installation of a bios update you must reset the bios. After the reset you change the settings to what you have before the update.

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BIOS updates to my ThinkPad T460p seem to have been fine, up until going from 2.19 to 2.20.  Upon trying to upgrade to 2.20, I get the following message:  I cannot boot from USB key, I get the same issue.  This includes attempting with an older BIOS like 2.18; the same error message occurs even when not in Windows. Is there a way to force-flash the BIOS to get it back on track or is there some option I can try?  I only have a few remaining days left on my warranty, so I don't have much time left to open a support case if there's nothing else I can do other than replace the mainboard.

Answer:T460p BIOS update fails; "The BIOS does not match this system"

Call support.  Whatever happens, you should get the issue documented while the system is under warranty.  In U.S., the number is 1-800-426-7378

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Hello all, this is my first time posting here so please forgive any mistakes/oversights. I've just updated my Samsung laptop's system BIOS via their software update program, and my Nvidia GPU (GT 650m DDR3) no longer seems to work. The Nvidia control panel is still there, and it still gives me the option to select which programs use the GPU, but there is no GPU actitivity showing up. Also,I've tried playing Skyrim (which auto-detects the PC's graphics cards) , and the game no longer seems to detect the Nvidia GPU (just the Intel integrated graphics).

My laptop model is NP550PC7, with 6 gig of ram, and an i7 quad core CPU, and the OS is Window 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I've tried looking in the BIOS but I can't seem to find anything related to the GPU or display options. Any help or avice is much appreciated.

Answer:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.


Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

Please navigate to:

Start> Control panel> Swith to icon view> device manager.
Look under "Display Adapters"

Is the Nvidia GPU listed there? If so are there any yellow symbols etc?



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I haven't tested all the different file systems, but it appears that it is possible to boot from only FAT(16) and FAT32 file systems in UEFI boot mode on USB flash drives on my new Dell Inspiron 7567. I spent about half an hour trying to figure out why Windows wasn't installing in UEFI mode, until I realised the laptop's BIOS was booting the drive in legacy boot mode.Could we please make it possible to boot from NTFS-formatted drives in future BIOS revisions, given that this has been the standard with most other manufacturers for a number of years?  And yes, this does matter to those of us wishing to put files >4GB on their USB boot drive. BIOS revision of the Dell is the latest at this time (v1.2.0). Thank you.

Answer:BIOS update required: USB bootable flash drive file system

FAT32 has been the UEFI standard.  Even the System partition on the install is FAT 32.  I don't know for sure but I believe it has to be able to run certain types of programs and cannot be NTFS..
Most places which explain how to set up a Boot USB drive for UEFI mentions it has to be FAT32.
FAT 32 formatting for USB drives is good up to 32 GB drive sizes.  Larger ones will just create a 32 GB partition.

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Hi everyone, hi Amy_Lenovo, I have a Lenovo Edge E531 and it has this annoying fan issue (once it startet, it won't stop anymore). Although the latest BIOS update won't fix this issue (according to changelog) I wanted to upgrade to the latest release (1.29). As I use a Linux OS I cannot use the Windows based BIOS installer. Therefore I choose the .ISO file to create a bootable BIOS upgrade CD as I did it many times before. But an error message appears when starting the BIOS upgrade in the CD menu:  ErrorThe system program file was not found on the CD. I already re-downloaded the file and used a different CD-RW but it didn't resolve the issue. BUT: The same error existed already with BIOS version 2.17 for E540 model!!! So please inform Lenovo engineers to fix this problem for E531 BIOS, too: I am frustrated that I have to intervene at all

Answer:E531 bios update to 1.29 fails: The system program file was not found

Helloooho? Anybody from Lenovo here? It's not only me who has this problem:

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Unfortunately all versions of the BIOS available from Lenovo's site have a bug that doesn't play well with linux. The workaround is to turn OFF USB 3.0 in the BIOS settings. (You can still use the USB ports, just not as USB 3.0.)
Here's a posting with more links if you would like to learn more. 
As for updating the BIOS, maybe one could get the updater to work using FreeDOS bootable image, or more likely a linux image with WINE on it... ?
On my new E540 I "cheated" by keeping Windows 7 cluttering up my hard drive for awhile. I have booted Windows only twice, and I NEVER let it connect to the Internet, but I downloaded the .exe version of the BIOS updater and ran it from a USB stick. (It runs as a Windows software installer, which is odd to me.)
2/23/15 EDIT: Message moved to front of discussion for escalation purposes. Amy_Lenovo


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Answer:Re: E540 bios update to 2.17 fails, the system program file was not found

  The non-stop fan is killing me (and the fan itself obviously). I had bios 1.58 and I tried to update to the latest 2.17 (bootable CD) but in the update program I got: ErrorThe system program file was not found on the CD. Insert the correct CD in the drive. I tried to set bios defaults and everything and burned new CD.. nothing. I tried to make gradual upgrade by upgrading to 2.07 and some others but they just booted to some weird DOS like environment. No bonus. Finally I ended up trying 2.16 bootable CD and it worked!... but I need the latest. Tried to download the .iso again, burned and same problem. Any help? How others have got this done? I run Linux Mint 17.1 but it should not make difference.

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Dell Update is showing that I need to update the bios. I have updated and MSCONFIG shows that I have the latest bios (A09 from 8/29/16). If I go to the system configuration page on it shows that the current bios is A04 from May 2015. If I go to the drivers and downloads page on it offers to let me download version A07 from 11/2015). Why is Dell so confused and how do I get Dell update to stop bugging me?

Answer:Dell Update showing that I need to update the bios--message won't go away.

I have been so scared of upgrading my dell pc. I have noticed its slow on booting.

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Hi everyone, I receive an error "BIOS directory cannot be found." when I try to update my W520 to 1.26 bios (trying to get rid of the cooler pulsing). I checked: that doesn't seem to be my case. I can't find anything recent on such problem.  I downloaded and tried both: the windows update utility (version 10.11) and burned CD-ISO file - both return the same error: "BIOS directory cannot be found." Below is msinfo32 list in case someone has an idea. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!AC my system msinfo32:#########OS NameMicrosoft Windows 7 ProfessionalVersion6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601Other OS Description Not AvailableOS ManufacturerMicrosoft CorporationSystem NameDCSystem ManufacturerLENOVOSystem Model4282W16System Typex64-based PCProcessorIntel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2192 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/DateLENOVO 8BET44WW (1.24 ), 13/05/2011SMBIOS Version2.6Windows DirectoryC:\WindowsSystem DirectoryC:\Windows\system32Boot Device\Device\HarddiskVolume1LocaleUnited StatesHardware Abstraction LayerVersion = "6.1.7601.17514"User Namedc\DenTime ZoneW. Europe Daylight TimeInstalled Physical Memory (RAM)4.00 GBTotal Physical Memory3.89 GBAvailable Physical Memory1.86 GBTotal Virtual Memory7.78 GBAvailable Virtual Memory5.39 GBPage File Space3.89 GBPage FileC:\pagefile.sys#################... Read more

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Hello Community, first post and guess what: it is a problem Well, the topic should say it all, but for your reference: I downloaded the latest bios file from readme is at In the readme it states Spoiler (Highlight to read)[For Machine type: 3051, 3053, 3055, 0622, 0627, 0629 with BIOS ID 8Rxxxxxx](Upper two alphanumeric characters of BIOS ID are 8R)-----------------------------------------------------  Package  BIOS  (BIOS ID)   ECP   (ECP ID)      Rev.  Issue Date  -------  ----------------  ----------------    ----  ----------  1.17     1.17  (8RET54WW)  1.11  (8RHT23WW)    01    2012/11/15  1.16     1.16  (8RET53WW)  1.10  (8RHT22WW)    01    2012/04/12  1.15     1.15  (8RET52WW)  1.10  (8RHT22WW)    01    2011/11/25[For Machine type: 3051, 3053, 3055, 0622, 0627, 0629 with BIOS ID 8Rxxxxxx](Upper two alphanumeric characters of BIOS ID are 8R)-----------------------------------------------------  Package  BIOS  (BIOS ID)   ECP   (ECP ID)      Rev.&n... Read more

Answer:x121e ECP 1.11 update file .fl2 missing in bios update archive, still at 1.10 ECP after flash

Nobody know?

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Dear Sirs,

I was trying to update my bios on Sattelite A200 and then i start updating it says " The size of ROM file is incorrect".

Can someone help me with this?

What shall i do?

Answer:Error: Size of ROM file is incorrect while BIOS update on Sattelite A200

Hi Stavros

I think I can help you.
I remember this error message. Some of the forum users have posted a solution.

For example here:

It seems it?s not a serious problem? the error appears because the BIOS file was not extracted correctly.


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In preparation for Win 10 key I updated the BIOS on an E520 using the Lenovo Service Bridge.  Os is Win 7 64-bit.  LSB showed old BIOS was backed up. Old bios   LENOVO 8HET30WW(1.12) New bios LENOVO 8HET44WW(1.26) Now bootup and windows start up are painfully slow.  Further there is a black screen in the middle of the wake up process. How can I undo the BIOS update to revert back to Old bios   LENOVO 8HET30WW(1.12)? Or can anything be tweaked to improve the bootup time?

Answer:E520 slows/black screen after BIOS update. Can I undo BIOS update?

Hello and welcome,
The older versions of the BIOS are located at the bottom of the download page:

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Hey, I reinstalled Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit and I was running the system update.  The BIOS portion failed on me (not responding) and I had to reboot my computer.  Now it seems like the computer turns on but the screen doesn't turn on. Help. 

Answer:Computer screen not turning on after BIOS update failed using System Update

Hello, if your dvd is spinning up, you could try to download your bios as an iso file, burn it to disc,and try to boot and flash from this cd.The last chance is to take out the battery, click power ten times, insert battery again and plug ac in. If nothing goes, call Lenovo support line, youŽll need a new system board.

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I've just acquired a second hand T43 (2668WZT) that is working fine with one exception. I cannot get it to recognise a game DVD that apparently has safedisc DRM encryption on it to prevent copying. The DVD works with no problem on my desktop system but I thought it would be useful to be able to run it on the Thinkpad as well when travelling. Does anybody have any ideas on what the problem might be? I'm on BIOS level 1.24 and the BIOS level is now up to 1.29 which raises the other slight mystery. I've installed the latest version of system update but that is not flagging any BIOS update as available so I'm a bit reluctant to download and install in case there is some pre-req missing. All advice on either issue gratefully received!

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I have had my Dell 8700 for little over a year and have had problems from the beginning.  I am 72 years old, and I am at my wits end!!!

A hard drive was replaced in the summer of 2015, but I have still had problems with the computer shutting down and my having to refresh it to factory setting.

I thought updating to Windows 10 would solve some problems, and I did this in October, 2015.  Everything was fine until a couple of months ago.  The end result was when I tried to refresh the computer to factory defaults, it went back to 8.0 or 8.1, and I evidently lost something in the process.
Now, I cannot update to Windows 10 and when I tried to resinstall the Dell Operating System, I get for both:  "WE COULDN'T UPDATE THE SYSTEM RESERVED PARTITION."
I DO HAVE A SYSTEM BACKUP ON 20 CDS (MADE WHEN I HAD WINDOWS 10).  Could I reinstall the system with these backupdisks?  How do I do that?  I also have a Dell 2 Boot USP stick, I have a recovery stick, too, but it semed that when I used this, I received a message that not all files were recovered
What should I do at this point? 

Answer:Error message when trying to update to Windows 10 or to reinstall operating system 8.1: We couldn't update the system reserved partition."

On MBR disk, Windows 10 requires a 500MB system reserved partition, while 100MB in Windows 7, so you can try to extend system reserved partition.
In disk management, you can only extend partition using the unallocated space next to its right side. so even if you shrink D: drive, the option to extend the efi partition is still grayed out. My suggestion is to use a third party software, AOMEI Partition Assistant, both the standard (free) or the Professional(paid) version can extend partition as long as there is unallocated space on that hard drive. to see more information read:
Fix "We Couldn?t Update the System Reserved Partition" Error

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Hello I have a Asrock 775I65G Motherboard and it has a Bios version of P1.60 and i have downloaded the 3.30 bios updater from the windows version)but when i try to run it it gives me an error saying Error: Rom File Size In Correct.I have tried all previous versions and none worked they either said Error: Rom File Size In Correct or Error: File ROM ID incorrect
what do i do?
Thanks for your help in advanced
(I know this is in the wrong section but i couldn't find a sutible section for this question

Answer:Asrock 775I65G Bios Update Problem Error: Rom File Size Incorrect

It is not a good idea to update a BIOS using a Windows updater. These work *most* of the time, but fail far more than the DOS versions do.

Do you have a floppy disk drive in that PC?

If you still want to use the Windows updater anyway, delete that ROM file and download it again. You could have had a bad download.

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I have an Optiplex 9010 AIO. This morning I was trying to update the BIOS of my system, from A10 to A13. During the update process it showed an error: "ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer " - please see the photo below. Although the update failed on the Management Engine part, it still boots up and running OK. I tried couple of times to update the BIOS, and each time I got the same error. I tried to flash the A12 and A11 BIOS as well, A12 gives same error, and A11 has the same Management Engine version hence no use.
Any help on this is very much appreciated!

Answer:Optiplex 9010 AIO BIOS Update Error - ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer

Hi Stone3t,
Can you provide a screen shot showing the current BIOS version?

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I'm a new owner of a Flex 4-1570 Ideapad. I have a critical update awaiting install, however the window popup says it is for the YOGA not the Flex. Thus, I have not installed it. My question is, should I install it? If not, how do I turn the notification off? Thanks! 

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I have, or had a laptop purchased 9 months ago, therefore under warranty. Yesterday the ThinkVantage System Update recommended a BIOS update. After the traditional recommendations about what should not shut down the computer, the laptop is reset and started with the update.

During execution, displayed on a screen command, a message "ERROR XXXX. Press any key to continue." After press the key the laptop was freezedy was completely blocked. After an hour without seeing response and no sign of life, I decided to turn it off to confirm the disaster. The laptop was dead.

The laptop began to beep and would not start. Before the panic generated by the situation, I searched the forums where I found several cases that refer to the same problem and the insinuation that makes LENOVO about the customer's responsibility to avoid recognizing the warranty.

I was not looking for a BIOS update, it was recommended by ThinkVantage System Update, the software executed it and damage the equipment.

Besides being a damage caused by the ThinkVantage System Update, the situation gets worse when the answer given by support insinuates that the customer turn off the computer, so it is a CID (Customer Induced Damage) and therefore the guarantee does not cover it. I do not understand how LENOVO may imply that the responsibility of the customer. Really disastrous.

In conclusion, if you are not needing to make a BIOS update, it is preferable to omit the BIOS update messages given to ThinkVantage System... Read more

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BIOS updates are rare enough that I forget to pause BitLocker before doing one. The result: Windows detects a hardware change and requires the BitLocker recovery key. Kind of a PITA to type a 48 digit code, let alone hunting it down.  PLEASE before running a BIOS update, prompt the user "This update will require your bitlocker recovery key on reboot unless you pause BitLocker encryption. Continue? (yes/no)". I'm sure it would save many users the occasional headache. 

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I had bios 1.25 I ran the thinkvangate toolbox and the update system, asking for lenovo updates.  It said there was a bios update, which I ran. Now I have 1.26. There are no more updates reported by the updater. Does anyone know:1) Is 1.3 a beta product?2) Is it not in the Lenovo update tool because they are very slow at adding updates (i.e. months late?)3) Is it safe to install Bios 1.3 manualy?  The only place I can find it is here - is this the correct source? The reason for wanting the update is that my CPU clock is fixed (wont go down on battery, and wont go up under heavy single core load), and also since installing the new power manager 3.62, the fan is stuck on permanently even on battery, idle and cold and the noise is driving me nuts.  There are no reported fixes in 1.3 for any of these issues, but people are reporting that it may fix them, so I guess the Lenovo developers might have sneaked some undocumented (but hopefully tested) changes in there. This machine is my livelyhood, so I cant afford on day downtime - so Bios udates are only done if desperatly needed and if no issues are reported. 

Answer:No Bios 1.3 update in Thinkvantage system update tool?

If it is your livelyhood and you aren't having any issues, I would not recommend updating manually or otherwise. There is a risk you will brick the machine.

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I've been getting the "Thread Stuck in Driver" BSOD when playing games for several months now and have just been trying to ignore it. However, it's gotten too bad to be ignored any longer. I've been trying to download a BIOS update (as another thread on this topic suggested) but the System Update program refuses to download the BIOS update it says I need every single time. I can provide more info on my system if necessary.  Thanks for the help.

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I used System Update on my T530 today to update the BIOS.   On reboot, the T530 hung.   With help from Lenovo support, I rebooted the computer.   Now System Update says the bios update was successful to, but SystemInfo says that the current bios is BIOS Version: LENOVO G4ET93WW (2.53 ), 2/22/2013.    Lenovo support said that they only support the hardware and this is a software issue.   They had no idea who in Lenovo supported System Update.   They also advised to rarely if ever to update the bios "unless the system doesn't boot properly".   I have never heard that in 30 years of IT.    I would like to get System Update to be consistent with the bios level.   And I believe I want to update the bios.   Can anyone help with either of these two issues? ThanksBarry


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Answer:T530 System Update failed to update bios

If you're sure you want/need the BIOS update, you can download it from your Driver Matrix:
I would recommend the Bootable CD version. I've never had a failed update with that method.

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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

Answer:BIOS virus/rootkit? - Unknown threat by AVG - "Bios Update\Award" folders, BS_Flash.sys, BIOS.sys and a dozen of m...

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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System update says that my laptop SL500 does not need an update what is untrue due to new BIOS 1.21 (1.18 is installed). Anyone has the same problem? greso

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I have a ThinkCentre M92p 2992D9G and want to make sure everything is up to date before installing the Windows 10 upgrade. The Lenovo System Update (5.07.003) does not appear to be picking up the latest Bios for my system - the website is showing Bios 9SKT89A released 30 July which is clearly newer than 9SKT88AUS that is on mine, and the latest update check was on 31 July. I am also slightly concerned that there is no Bios for Windows 10 available. Whilst Microsoft have clearly decided that Windows 10 will run on my PC, I want to make sure that it will be fully functioning.


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Answer:System Update not recognising BIOS update

I'd just go ahead and run the 9SKT89A downloaded "BIOS flash utility file (flash from the operating system)" from the Lenovo web site.  You can do that yourself.  No need to rely on System Update to apply it.
When you run the utility yourself, you'll probably be prompted in a DOS command-prompt window for a response, rather than the utilty just running "silently" without requiring any response from you when System Update applies it for you.  The extra prompts are to ask you if you (a) want to change the machine product code, and (b) want to change the machine serial number.  You'll just reply "n" (without quotes of course) to both questions.  These are really for when installing a new replacement motherboard, not for when simply updating BIOS on an existing motherboard.
Anyway, the Lenovo databases which supply System Update vs. what the download web site shows are different, and sometimes there's a timing difference in terms of when they both show the same files available.  I wouldn't worry about it.  So either wait another few days and I'm sure System Update will then show the new BIOS availability, or just manually install it yourself from the downloaded file.

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I just restored my x61 to original settings due to a problem with blue screens, and decided to update the BIOS right afterwards.  I followed the directions precisely and it installed all 21 of the individual components for this model.  I then shut down the computer and turned it back on this morning to continue loading software.  The system started with the fan running at high speed and stopped at the ThinkPad Screen.  However, nothing happened after pressing the ThinkVantage button and F1 or any other button for that matter.  I left it for a couple hours, but finally determined that I could not turn it off or do anything with the machine.  It just hung there.  I did finally remove the battery and replace it, and now there is no power registering when the machine is plugged in and it won't start. Is there something I can do to recover the system?  I suspect the answer is a board replacement.  The BIOS update failed in conjunction with something on my computer.  I am just 2 years into the warranty period in the US, so if I need to replace the board, what are the best options? Thanks for your help and comments....this is a very frustrating turn of events, since it is my work machine.


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Answer:x61 BIOS update with BIOS Update Utility 7nuj21us.exe Failed

I forgot to add, this BIOS version 2.21 that came out on 11/4, and I downloaded it on the 6th.  Can there be a problem with the BIOS version?

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Hi there again!

Now with a new and weird matter.

We all know that old say... "If it is not break, don't fix it". And if you put it into more informatic terms, "specially if it is a BIOS".

Yes, we all know that the BIOS is something quite dellitate to handle. For some reason we normally feel like if we were handling something like nitro-glycerine, or some radioactive product. And this is because we all know what is being put in risk in that moment: our (or sometimes others) computer, the full system could end as dead as some pieces of metal, plastic, and wires.

Well. I passed through all of that more than ten times in my life, and only once it went wrong. But since that old motherboard was already dead, It was not important. But I allways was EXTREMELY care. I allways cross checked everything before doing anything, allways got a backup and a way to restore that backup... and allways did this in COMPAQ systems, that were prepared that way. Updating a BIOS was just about preparing a disk, turn on the PC with the disk in the diskette drive, and wait. And if you didn't like the results, you simply click "return to previus BIOS" and that was it... very nice. And easy.

Few days ago, a friend brought me a Toshiba Satellite 1410-604 to solve some issues that were driving him crazy. After removing an expired Norton Internet Security, install avast and scan, I found more than one hundred files infected with a wide variety of virus, malware, t... Read more

Answer:Satellite 1410-604 - BIOS update > Incorrect BIOS update in the web?

Hi Fenix,

wow... it tooked very long time to read your post....

Maybe I can help you.

The Bios in the Web is the right one. So you have downloaded the correct version of the Bios.

The Askiris you have used is from Toshiba America which has most times not the exact models as Toshiba Europe.
That should be the reason, why the readme does not contain the European modelname.

I would try to make a fresh Bios update using the traditional Bios update.

Copy the files to the diskette, put it into the FDD, press and hold the Tab key while power on the notebook.
After the notebook has shut down, press and hold the key on the left side of the space-bar while power on the notebook again and wait until it powers off again.

If your notebook does not power on anymore, maybe the RAM is defect?

So, if the use of the traditional Bios and/or changing the memory does not help and your notebook is still dead you should go to an ASP, but this will cost money.

I have my fourth Toshiba notebook now and I had never problems with the Bios updates.

The 1410 is very old I think, so before going to an ASP, I would buy a new one ;)

best regards,


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My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers, I was told to stay away from this.


Answer:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?

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My new HP Pavilion came with Windows 10 (factory Installed) and has been working fine.   Now I have received an "Important" message from HP to install a PC BIOS update (see below).   It states that I must have a Windows 8, or 8.1 operating system and that I will not be able to go back to the previos installation (Windows 10).  Should I install this update, or not?  (I certainly don't want to lose Windows 10). TITLE: HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family SSID 2B4F)VERSION: A009DESCRIPTION:This package provides an update to the HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family SSID 2B4F) for supported models running a supported operating system.PURPOSE: RoutineSoftPaq NUMBER: SP74951SUPERSEDES:None,NoneEFFECTIVE DATE: 3/3/2016CATEGORY: BIOSSSM SUPPORTED: YesLANGUAGE(S):EnglishENHANCEMENTS:-Improved security of UEFI code and variables. HP strongly recommends promptly transitioning to this updated BIOS version which supersedes all previous releases.NOTE: Due to security changes, after this BIOS update is installed, previous versions cannot be reinstalled.HOW TO USE:- You must be logged on as an administrator to install this update.- You must have a Microsoft Windows 8 or 8.1 operating system.Copyright (c) 2016 HP Development Company, L.P. 

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I got the message to update my BIOS. It was dated in May 2016. The latest on the website was August (8/11/2016). I updated it and the computer shows the new version but still says it needs to be updated and tried everytime on a reboot. 

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Hi everyone.So I got a pop-up telling me there's a new Lenovo update I'd be required to install. So I followed the instructions, it contained a BIOS update, all fine, I finish the installation and afterwards, everything runs fine except that in the bottom task bar, my battery icon shows an empty battery with the power supply icon. When mouse hovering over it, it tells me "plugged in, not charging". When unplugging the AC, the laptop immediately shuts down. In the energy options, however, it says 100% charged.I searched for this topic and found none with the exact same problem, fixes where I can switch the battery preserve mode on and off only apply to anything up to windows 8.1 whereas I have windows 10 and everyone with windows 10 only seemed to be wondering what the message was without having the problem that it does not load an empty (or perceived as empty) battery.So, as I would like to rely on the battery and not only on constant power supply from time to time...Help please?

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I'm not sure what to make of this messag  and when I called Lenovo Priority Support, they weren't sure either. Perhaps it can be clarified in the next BIOS update release: I used the 'bootable CD' (really a DVD) to update the BIOS (see below for details). To reproduce the problem: Boot from the Bootable Update CDThe Bootable Update CD displays the update utility; start the updateAFter running for maybe a minute, the update utility displays the following message:Information

System program updates is continued by
BIOS at the next reboot. Do not power
off the system during the process.

Do not remove the CD, press Enter to
restart the system, then power off the
system after the CD shows this screen

Or remove the CD, then press Enter to
restart the system and allow it to boot
from other devices.

EnterThose options are confusing, and the message doesn't tell the user what to do. Is the CD necesssary to continue with the update? If so, why would I want to "remove the CD"? If not, why would I want to leave the CD in? If I leave in the CD, do I have to select it from the boot device utility (F12) in order to boot from it? What will the different options do? Everyone who is familiar with BIOS updates knows that an incomplete update can brick the computer, requiring replacement of the system board, so the user is in a position where they have to choose carefully without understanding  the consquences. As I mentioned, Lenovo Priority Support didn't und... Read more

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hi , I have Lenovo v570 and try update by Dos , becouse no windows on my device , I download my ROM and files from downloader here , when i try from dos this message showed :invalid flashint.bin  , what I should to do ?

Answer:when i update BIOS message show me invalid flashint.bin

The V570 BIOS update is to be flashed under windows 7 32, 764, XP, you can "NOT" update BIOS in DOS

Lets make 2015 the year of the #DODid I or someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!

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When i'm trying to install the bios update, i receive the following message: this computer is not supported.
I use win xp pro sp2 and the Bios update I've downloaded from the Toshiba Bios update section.

Answer:Qosmio G30-126 - Bios update message: this computer is not supported

You try to update the BIOS which was not designed for this notebook!
If you want to perform a BIOS update then you should ensure that the BIOS is right and fully compatible with your notebook series!!!

Note; wrong BIOS or wrong BIOS update procedure can damage the ROM module!!!

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Question: BIOS update file

I couldn't find the installation file BIOS recovery of Compaq CQ58-281SR

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Hi there you all!

I just want to know which would be the most effectie and secure way to update my BIOS.

I registered my motherboard to and at the download section I could find 2 Bios files, one is a BIN file and the other is an ISO file.
They don't explain anywhere how the installation is done.

When I go to (The Bios that my mobo uses) it says to download AMIFLASH (which contains utilitites such as AFUDOS and AFUWIN).
They explain how to use this in conjuction with command prompt but they never mention BIN or ISO files.

I just want to be able to make a succesful update to my BIOS since my computer's been acting kind of weird and my technician told me that a BIOS update could solve the problem.

I have no 1.44mb floppy disc...

Thanks for your very helpful responses!!

Answer:BIOS UPDATE with ISO File

Have you read the manual for your motherboard?

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I have updated my Satellite P500 with the BIOS update to Version 3.10 from the support site.
Now I get the error message "No Items to select" after the laptop has rebooted. Has anyone an idea, how I can solve that problem?

best regards and many thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite P500: message "No Items to select" after BIOS 3.1 update


Never seen such message and to be honest I have no idea what items should be selected?.
Go to BIOS settings and set it again to default settings.
The save the change and reboot the unit.

Check it!

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Hi, I try to install recommended update by Lenovo ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7  However, I'm not sure which to choose when comes to installation step. I don't want to mess up with my BIOS  Update ThinkPad BIOSUpdate model number Thank you.

Answer:ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 - Update ThinkPad BIOS or Update model number

dont worry just go next..with update ThinkPad bios...and all will be installed automaticly..the computer will reboot and you are regards..

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I have compaq cq60 laptop and using windows 7 ultimate 32bit. Well I have checked hp drivers & software support website and there is update available. Well now BIOS version F.32 and F.65 is now available. I want to know If I updates so wouldn't it harm or damage my windows file and personal. What will be changes made after this. Anxiously waiting for the response.


Answer:System BIOS update is available.

BEFORE you make any changes, you should look through the BIOS utilities and confirm there is a way to (1) save off the current working BIOS, and (2) restore from that saved BIOS if the update goes badly. Updating a BIOS is always risky -- as I found out when I did a routine update to my Gigabyte board and it crashed. Since I was able to restore it from the saved BIOS, I was OK.

The BIOS won't do anything to Windows or any of its files, but if it fails for some reason, you will not be able boot your PC at all. So, it's very important to check the stuff I mentioned above.

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I'm keen to always keep up-to-date on all drivers/firmware on all of my machines.  I just picked up this notebook on cyber monday and let all the automatic updates go on and noticed that bios is currently 1.2.0 while 1.2.4 is available.  When I try to install it, I get a "Running on an unsupported system" message.  I went and downloaded each of the other bios(1.2.1 etc) to see if it required the previous one to upgrade from, but even 1.2.1 gives me the same error.
The service tag is correct for the download page(at least looking at system configuration everything is what I purchased).  What can I do to get current?  Considering "system stability" is the primary listing for the bios updates, I kind of want them.
Apparently, there will be a new update on 1/2/2018, but I'm going to have to assume it'll have the same issue since all of the updates give the same error.
Inspiron 15 7559 i7 7700HQ, 16GB ram, GTX 1060(MaxQ) 256GB SSD, 1TB HHD, FHD display, Windows 10 Home 16299.125. if it makes any difference.
Oh, and of course, I did run the "40 min" diagnostic test with zero problems.

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Is there anyway of viewing what a bios update file says in "normal english type"? when i open the file in notepad all you see is computer symbol "gobledegook"

Answer:view bios update file

I don't think that a bios update file does "normal english type" - it's computer code.Do you want to find out what the update does? If so, the bios site should tell you.

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Hi, all!Firstly, sorry for my bad english.I bought SSD and installed it in place of HDD. Then I removed my DVDROM and bought caddy to install there my old HDD. But its not recognized by system. I did take a ROM from collegue with the same laptop. He has also optic hdd bay installed and working fine. Now I cant flash my BIOS with this ROM file. Cause no utility I found to do this! Please, help! 

Answer:How to update BIOS from ROM file on G510

gt510 wrote:
Hi, all!
Firstly, sorry for my bad english.
I bought SSD and installed it in place of HDD. Then I removed my DVDROM and bought caddy to install there my old HDD. But its not recognized by system. I did take a ROM from collegue with the same laptop. He has also optic hdd bay installed and working fine. Now I cant flash my BIOS with this ROM file. Cause no utility I found to do this!
Please, help!

If I understand correctly - you replaced your hard drive with an SSD.  I do not see a mention of creating recovery disks or if the original hard disk drive is intact.
If you can replace the SSD with your HDD then make your recovery disks (USB Flash Drive or DVD) and update your BIOS before attempting to move your HDD to Optical it would be best.
Once you have your recovery disks (DVD) you will need to leave the optical drive in place, install your SSD then booto from the revovery disks and reload the Factory Image onto the SSD.  Once completed and working then and only then would try replacing the optical with HDD.
As a side note - you might want to have an USB optical drive handy in the future for recovery purposes.
Good luck.

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My saga: I wanted to update my BIOS in the (faint) hope that it would resolve a "System Fan Failure" on startup. I found and downloaded the latest BIOS for my system (IdeaCentre B500 (0887-3AU)  thats listed on  the page,"BIOS Update for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaCentre B500, B505" It links to the file,  5YJY22USA.exe. This contains an executable that flashes the BIOS "in operating system"   Not included is  the iso file (as far as I can tell.), that flashes the bios at boot time.  I ran  it, and it updated the BIOS. That's the good news. The bad news is that it also wiped out the BIOS System model number, and the like .  So now I receive a message at boot time: "System model is Invalid", etc. and booting takes forever. (But yes, it does boot, and the system appears to run fine.)   Only afterwards  did I notice  (foolish me) that the readme file advises  against using this "in-system" method.   Instead, burn and run an ISO file,  it says.  Good advice, in light of what happened.  OK,  so where is the ISO file? It's not bundled  in the download. I can't find it anywhere on the Lenovo site.  Its certainly possible that it's hiding in plain sight, and I'm just being blind,  Regardless,  if anyone can point me to it,  I'd be most grateful. In the meantime, I'll ponder the mystery of why Lenovo posts the file they ad... Read more

Answer:Where can I find the BIOS Update ISO File?

Responding to my own post: Since I wrote it I found a two year old thread ("B500 BIOS Update bricked my IdeaCentre") which describes problems other users have had with this Update 22 bios update, but doesn't reveal a solution. If anyone out there knows how other users have resolved this, I'd be grateful to hear. Thanks.

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Hey all, I am trying to update the my BIOS, at the moment it is: LENOVO 2KMT37AUS 24/07/2007. I found the right one on the website however when I go to download the flash BIOS update is says "File not found". Here is the link I am using: When you click on "Flash BIOS update (Flash from operating system version - 32 bit OS support only)" it says "File not found" and I've tried diffrent browsers and none have worked. Thanks in advance-Thawn


Go to Solution.

Answer:Update BIOS however file is not there on website.

The link for that file is incorrect. Try using this one instead and it should work fine:
Seems like Lenovo manged to post the wrong URL for that file.

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please upload y510p BIOS V2.07thank you

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hey guys
am going to try to change the bios rom file(with bios tools )
but when trying to back up the bios in dos (with AMI program) it says it cant access or cant backup

so i downloaded the packard bell update(for my motherboard)
it exacted on a floppy
the file that i think has the .bin or .rom file is HOUS_PBC.30Y or FLASH837.EXE or
the other files are dos files.

so how can i extract the bios file ?

Answer:how to extact .rom file from bios update

I can't answer your question, but I guess you are aware that a boo boo in your BIOS will turn your computer into a very good anchor. It is definitely not something to play with.

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On attempting to update my Bios via windows, on unpacking the zipped file my anti virus (f-secure) flashed a warning.

The warning claimed that the file contained a trojan and that it had been deleted to protect my computer.
A microsoft warning also stated that access to these files had been blocked to protect your system.

Is it possible that this update, downloaded from Toshiba really did contain malware or could there be some other reason for this occurrence?

Any help advice would be appreciated

Message was edited by: james7dean i have a satellite pro a100 O/S windows xp pro

Answer:Satellite Pro A100: Trojan warning message during BIOS windows update

Hi james

Don't get panicky! You BIOS is not affected by any Trojans, Malware or Virus.
Mostly such BIOS files are not known to the AntiVirus applications and therefore the anti virus software reports and notifies a virus.

Before you will start the BIOS update you should disable the virus auto protection!

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When i'm trying to install the bios update 12/09/12,3.90-WIN(EC_KBC1.60) i receive the following message: this computer is not supported.
Bios update I've downloaded from the Toshiba Bios update section for Tecra R840-PT429E ,windows7-64Bit.

Answer:Tecra R840-PT429E - Bios update message: this computer is not supported


Is the a reason to update the BIOS or do you want to update the BIOS just because new BIOS is available?
Do you have an serious issues with the notebook?

I did not update the BIOS even if new BIOS is available for my notebook because I?ve got no issues.

However, the BIOS requires the VAP (value added package).
This package can be downloaded from Toshiba EU driver page?
If there is some problem with VAP, the BIOS update would not start.

So reinstall this VAP to check if this helps?

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Hello,yesterday i update BIOS (current version Insyde F.80) but now startup is slow, How is it possible?I would like to return to the restore point saved yesterday with hp recovery manager. I can proceed or you have other solutions to speed startup?

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I need help quickly on updating my system bios for installing a new Siemens 10/100 1019 ethernet card. I have a Gateway GP6-450 450 mhz PII mmx, 128 mb/ram, Windows 98 1st edition, cable modem.

Can someone please help me, I need to install my ethernet card drivers and it won't let me. Thanks

Answer:[Resolved] how do I update my system bios?

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I have a HP-dv6258se pavilion notebook with AMD processor and vista 32 bit running on it. I was recently trying to update my BIOS as my notebook was producing lot of heat. I looked in and there was a thread which requested customers to update BIOS to resolve this issue.

So I downloaded the BIOS software and tried to update when suddenly the screen went blank in the middle of the process. I waited for around 30mins and nothing happened . I tried to restart and after that there was no display. The LED lights on the notebook are on now but nothing else seems to work.

Could you help me in this? I tried looking in other threads but could not find any solution?

Thanks in Advance

Answer:System froze during BIOS update

Unless your unit has the BIOS recovery option [which not many do] you will probably have to send it in to get the BIOS chip reprogrammed.

The only other option is if there is a DOS based flash utility you could make a Windows 98 boot disk & try reflashing IF it will boot off of the floppy doesk which is highly doubtfull

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I apologize in advance if I posted this in the wrong forum but, I?m at wits end. I recently put a new system together basically from the ground up. The initial start up was fine, installed windows and got to installing system drivers in windows no problem. Here is where I think I screwed up, I went and updated the BIOS, the system restarted, but no video. I got a amber light on the monitor, hard drive and the whole nine in the case are working/running. Try restarting multiple times, same thing. So, disconnect the power and took the BIOS/CMOS battery out and waited about an hour. I reinstalled the battery, started it back up, I get, ?CMOS CHECKSUM BAD? and gives two options, ?PRESS F-1 TO ENTER SET UP? or ?F-2 TO LOAD DEFAULTS AND COUTINUE?. You press F-1 and it opens the BIOS menu, when I get that far, I?ve tried ?USE DEFAULT? or ?OPTIMISE?, same outcome. I hit F-2 and it loads defaults but I have a 1 in 10 chance of getting to windows or even the safe mode screen. But after a bit, the screen goes black, and I?m back at no video. All my parts are fresh out of the box and to my knowledge there shouldn?t be conflicts. A friend of mine I work with is having a similar issue, and I?m 99% sure his set up is different from mine.

System specs:
MoBo: MSI K9N Diamond AM2 (NVIDIA n-Force 590 SLI)
CPU: AMD 64 X2 4200
Vid. Card: HIS Radeon x1650 512mb PCI Express
H/D: Hitachi Deskstar 7k160 160gb 7200rpm
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Answer:New System, no Video after BIOS Update.

By the way, I'm using a 500 watt power supply.

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If you get infamous error when updating HP Portables (laptops/notebooks/ netbooks) BIOS within Windows:"SYSTEM DOES NOT CONTAIN THE NECESSARY WMI SUPPORT FOR THIS VERSION OF HPQFLASH":-------- I am posting a solution found for own business laptop (HP 8540W & 8760W) so WebSearch engines index/register it in a few days - future sufferers come here and get a SOLUTION, finally.  Disreagrd previous "experts" advises, they don't work 100% & pity on TechSupport folks who get HP paychecks yet don't know products their co. designs/manufactures (on deep Technical level):Below is a SOLUTION (WORKING) ! Go into Services (Run "services.msc" or get there thru ControlPanel-->AdminTools-->), find following 2 services ==> make sure they're running, chances are they're NOT (as in my case I keep them disabled unless need running):1) "HP Software Framework"2) "HP Service" [no typo - a real plain name]If not running, set Properties-->Manual and click "Start", make sure both are running.Rerun BIOS updater, choose option for "Within Windows" or something to that effect (using HPQ/ROMpaq updater), rather than "create USB BootDisk on Key", this time it should work without the hassle of a BootDisk creation.Should work from within Windows environment. Notes:a) Likely only one (1) service is responsible - namely "HP Software Framework" for HPQ Updater to fail, but doesn't hurt to reenable/restart both services.I in fact am responding to other customers who el... Read more


Thank you for the post.  This helped me.  I would also like to add that if you decide to uninstall all the HP junk that's preloaded, you'll also run into this issue and will have to do BIOS updates via the DOS Flash utility.  So for all you IT houses dealing with HP, do a BIOS update FIRST before uninstalling all that stuff.  Lesson hard learned.

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I have been having some problesm with a HP280G1 machine rebooting on  it own. SO I updated tghe boies on the machine.  When the sytem did it reboot it never boots up correctly sat all.I cannot get nto the BIOS by hitting the excape key or the F10 key.  All i get is a blank screen. Is ther any way I can recover this system? -Mike Bartfield

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When attempting to complete a BIOS update on my desktop (Inspiron io2330) today the update got to 44% then froze up followed by my system crashing and rebooting.  Now it is in a cycle of attempting to start up then stopping theN attempting to start again.  The fan starts and my screen comes on but never even gets to the Dell logo before shutting down then restarting and going through the same process again.   I am looking for any help I can get but am worried I have a big problem.

Answer:System Crash During BIOS update

Hi Horn96,
After the BIOS update if the system is not booting up it may be due to many reasons. Before updating the BIOS we need to keep in mind that we are updating the correct BIOS for the particular system model. Secondly if the system turns off during the BIOS update you will face this issue. The only way to fix the problem is to replace the system board.
Depending on the warranty status we can help you further, please use the link below to check the warranty status.
Please punch in the system service tag or express service code. In case your system warranty has expired please contact the Out of Warranty department 1-800-288-4410 (U.S.Customer only). In case your system is under warranty please send me the system service tag or express service code through a private chat, so that I can help you further. 
Click on my username select start a private conversation and send me the details.

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After numerous startup failures (see posts in Boot forum) I was advised to update drivers etc. Did that, using the HP assistant, one of the updates was the System BIOS. That is the last thing I did on that machine, I am now using a borrowed laptop. The BIOS update seemed to go okay, installed, then verified, the re-booted. But it didn't re-boot. "No operating system found......." Thank you very much HP. I specified Win 7 Pro when I ordered this machine instead of the pathetic Win 8, so I do not want to restore it to factory defaults. Now how do I get out of this hole? David

Answer:No operating system after BIOS update

3 things I would try in this situation- in the order I would do them if no success on first. 1-Immediately after powering on start tapping the F10 key to enter BIOS. (You may need to tap Esc key then choose F10 from menu options) Once in tap F9 to reset to Default settings. Then tap F10 to Save & Exit. 2-No joy? Try a hard reset.Disconnect all external devices first.1-remove power cord and battery2-press power button for 30 seconds3-reinstall only power cord for first startup.4-power on 3-Still no joy?try rolling back to previous BIOS. 1-Immediately after powering on hold/tap 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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I have tried countless times to update my BIOS.

I have created boot discs, both floppy and cd, but DOS cant run the BIOS update exe.

I go into administrator in safe mode, but i have been met with the error "Unable to update system BIOS (16)."

My computer is a Compaq SR1730T. I have downloaded the most current BIOS installer, and this is where I am. I have to be in Administrator to update the bios. Before, it gave me an error saying that I needed to be Administrator even though I was in Administrator. Now, It recognizes that I am, but has given me this error.

Please help. Thanks

Answer:Unable to update system BIOS (16)

If you are in vista right click and use the Run as Admin option.

If not you will have to go to Compaq's site and find out what they have for that error code.

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 I have an HP Pavilion dv6 7080ee and i ran into an incident where the BIOS got corrupted. I have been trying to recover the BIOS for a while and HP has added a new BIOS Utility F.2D Rev.A but when the utility is launched, all the options are grayed out. And Is there any other way to recover the bios? Kindly advice.   

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Dell 4700c prompted to update bios. Downloaded 4700CA07.EXE (493.95 KB) installed and restarted computer. No problem. Shut down computer and pushed start button. Error message reads, Alert! Incompatible processor detected. System halted!
Thank you

Answer:System halted after BIOS update

I doubt that a new bios would be issued for the old computer. Recheck dell downloads for your model. A failed bios update will require a motherboard replacement. That would be a waste of money. Where did you get the bios file?

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Hi all I have got this laptop the other day.
Its got this strange thing happening when I install the nvidia driver no matter what one I download it just dosent seem to install :S
No errors or nothing it just prompts me with the would ya like to restart after the install and I hit yes. the notebook reboots and no driver is installed
So i thought mabe some bios update will help this.
But I dont seem to find any bios files on
anyone know were i might find this?

Answer:Bios update file for clevo M670SU

First of all, bios updates are done ONLY if the update has a feature or fix you need. Check the release notes for the update first. Updating a bios just to be updating is really asking for a problem.

The reason for this is that an incorrect or corrupted update will render your system unbootable.

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ok, as my older thread, I found out from the Asus website to sort out x2 problems with this board the BIOS currently at Rev. 1002 needs to be updated to Rev. 1003 to fix a power boot problem & a restart boot problem.I have the manual, I need to install xp thing is never done a BIOS update and don't know where to start. Guidance welcome but no one will be held responsible if it goes pear shapped.Am I right I need to create a Bootable Floppy Disk ?The manual refers to for a 98SE/Me environment or for an XP environment. I have this machine I am using now with the new pc behind not doing anything yet. The running machine which is not for a BIOS update is running Win98SE.So do I follow the instructions to create a bootable Floppy disk using 98Se as if its with XP and I carn't install it I use XP ?Really stuck here.

Answer:Asus A7V8X-MX SE and need to update the BIOS file.

Go to this Asus page for your download click hereClick on the 'Bios update step' hyperlink and it explains what to do.

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The problem is,
I am trying to open a .80 because it's a bios update file and I want to change the splashscreen. But I can't seem to find a program to open it And its a old Asrock motherboard so it's needed to be updated via Floppy. So does anyone knows how to do that? (BTW: I don't have a floppy drive!)

Answer:Trying to open .80 file? And how to update BIOS via floppy?


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The problem is,
I am trying to open a .80 because it's a bios update file and I want to change the splashscreen. But I can't seem to find a program to open it And its a old Asrock motherboard so it's needed to be updated via Floppy. So does anyone knows how to do that? (BTW: I don't have a floppy drive!)

Answer:Trying to open .80 file? And how to update BIOS via floppy?


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I downloaded the BIOS update file for my laptop(Y510P) from here:
And when I tried to install it, I see this pop up: 
Link to image
So, at this point, I am unable to proceed with BIOS update. I hope someone in the Lenovo community can help me with this. 
Moderator note: large image(s) converted to link(s):  About Posting Pictures In The Forums

Answer:BIOS update file doesn't work

Hello and welcome,
Is the battery installed?  IIRC that message is telling you it doesn't detect a battery.

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tried both methods to update the bios on a T60P.  7iuj15us.exe  and  7iuj15uc.iso  these files are on this site I have updated bios before using similar files with no problem.   So what the heck?  Did the process change? Did I overlook something? mm

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