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Dell E6420 older BIOS A05 A08 need in order to install latest BIOS

Question: Dell E6420 older BIOS A05 A08 need in order to install latest BIOS

Hello all,
Just bought this laptop from ebay and I am looking to upgrade my current BIOS (A03) to the latest one (A23). But I am not able to install this latest BIOS (A23) unless my current BIOS is (A05). I follow the instruction on Dell support site and trying to download (A05) but it does not show anything in the links.
Where can I find this (A05) BIOS for my laptop?
Here is the instruction provided by Dell Driver and Download:
Note:
1. Please note that if the A04 or before A04 BIOS is currently installed on your system, you must first update to A05 BIOS and then flash to the latest A-rev BIOS.A05 link: www.dell.com/.../DriverDetails2. Please note that if the A05 or after A05 BIOS and before A08 is currently installed on your system, you must first update to A08 BIOS and then flash to the latest A-rev BIOS.A08 link: www.dell.com/.../DriverDetails
Looking forward for your assistant and thanks in advance for all your help.

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 am trying to find out how  to reset a bios password on a E6420 laptop. Can't install fresh windows.  Please help
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Answer:Dell E6420 Bios Password

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would request you to contact either tech support over the phone or Delltechcenter on facebook.
Thanks
Robin

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Dell latitude e6420 with an i5 -2520M cant update to the new A8 bios version because am running version A3 now i need update A4 and A 5 updates which i am unable to get from the dell page which only gives me A7 and A8 updates ......could some one help me fined the update 

Answer:dell latitude e6420 bios update failure

Hi mek007,
Welcome to the Community.
You can try the following links for A04 and A05 BIOS update:
For A04 BIOS Update:
For A05 BIOS update:
 
Hope this helps.
Thank You,
Roshan

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After change boot value to UEFI, notebook freeze after display logo DELL, after press F2 or F12 display yellow text only and freeze.

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I still have factory BIOS that my E6420 came with. Am I missing much not having the latest? Is it worth dedicating time to go through many upgrades?

Thanks

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I have E6420 model with Windows 7, very old bios and with Sierra Wireless WWAN card. Everything was working fine.

Before installing Windows 10, I decided to upgrade the bios. I first had to install A05 bios and then A23.

After this, device manager does not see any device releated to WWAN. If I install Dell or Sierra software, they claim the hardware is not present. Any ideas? I do not see any unknown devices, so I don´t see any hardware IDs either.

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This site is useless, I recently asked a question and nobody managed to help I just got brushed of. My question is nowhere to be seen anymore, why?. Nobody here seems to understand what I asked. Here I go again: Since upgrading Win7 to Win10 I have been unable to access my 2 other Physical HDDs which have WinXP on them. Even the boot screen which used to come up when pressing F8 at restart has now disappeared.edited by moderator: Add missing link to original post

Answer:Does Windows 10 override BIOS boot order on older mobos

This site is uselessIf this site is useless, why do you keep asking question? While we fully understood your problem we do not have the correct answer because Windows 10 is only 19 days old. We are still studying and learning the behaviors of the new beast and develop methods that best tame itSince upgrading Win7 to Win10 I have been unable to access my 2 other Physical HDDs which have WinXP on themI am not sure what happened. How did you do the upgrade? Where did you get the Windows 10 installer? What instructions did you follow or did you do it blindly thinking what works for Windows 7 will work for Windows 10?Even the boot screen which used to come up when pressing F8 at restart has now disappearedThat is because Windows 10 has F8 Safe Mode key disabled by design.i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 Usermessage edited by XpUser

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Why doesn't Lenovo make older BIOS versions available for download?
 
I am trying to upgrade to the latest, but the version I downloaded says it is not for my laptop even though I am on the downloads page for my specific make/model.  Scouring the Internet, I have discovered that there are, in fact, several versions between what is currently on my laptop (v1.05) and the most current version availble for download.
 
All of the prior versions I have discovered are downloadable, but from other, untrusted, sources.  I would appreciate being able to download them directly from Lenovo in an effort to "roll up" my BIOS, version by verion if necessary, to the current one.
 
There is a feature that was introduced in v2.02 (locking the Fn key, current is v2.03) that, as a developer and prolific user of debugging tools, would be incredibly helpful for me (I use F10/F11 WAY more often than brightness controls).  It is somewhat ridiculous it was never in prior versions.  (I have a 10-year-old keyboard at my desk that can lock the Fn key, but I'm not always at my desk).
 
Please do not respond with posts that I don't need this version.  You will not receive any "Correct Answers" this way.
 
Thank you!
 
Mod Comment: Subject edited to include model, and for clarification of the issue.

Answer:G500s, Older BIOS Download to facilitate Upgrade to the latest version.

No luck with contacting Lenovo Support directly? I thought that was the next step from your last thread. Sometimes they have access to "old" files that are not listed online. Would suggest calling them, or maybe we can get some additional input from Lenovo Support reps?Good luck.

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Need older bios with EC so i can downgrade from bios 2.15 and EC 2.15 to a older versions on a G560

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I have an old Dell running windows 95 but am unable to get to the BIOS. Does any body out there know which is the magic key to press during start up (Del (no pun intended!!) doesn't work.Thanks in advance, Nygel

Answer:Unable to get to BIOS on older Dell

F2 for BIOS

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/forcebios is the key command in DOS! If you have been struggling to restore your BIOS to an earlier version you will immediately realize how important this little command is.
You will need to use it after the .exe, after the c: prompt in DOS to revert to an older BIOS. It will look something like this when you enter it (the 530_1016.exe is the name of the 1.0.16 BIOS I found through Google):
C:\>530_1016.exe/forcebios
And this allows you to return to the older BIOS after you have created a Boot USB, placed the BIOS .exe on the USB, inserted the USB and booted using F12.
I love old Dell desktop PCs! Especially the Vostro 200, but an Inspiron 530 recently gave me a real headache.
The most recent BIOS for the Inspiron 530 (BIOS 1.0.18) has all sorts of bugs.. not least that it will forget BIOS/CMOS settings (giving CMOS checksum error) and will need to have the time and date and boot order reset if someone switches off the mains.
The only fix for me, having renewed the CMOS battery and  wiped the CMOS using the jumper (to no avail) was to restore an earlier BIOS (I chose 1.0.16).
Having created the Boot USB (following links on Google) and having put the old BIOS 1.0.16 on the USB and pressed F12 at startup I ran the old BIOS. But the DOS message I got was:
New bios version is low! ALL files removed!
This meant that I was trying to load an older BIOS and it wasn't going to allow me to do that.
After spending hours scanning the web I found an old, long closed, thread ... Read more

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..Hello friends again..
Please heeeeelp!!!...before they ...drive me to psychiatric asylum!...to bedlam!..to..
Is now, 10 days maybe, I'm planning to clean install W7...and every day ..new questions in points arising....
So please if you know, answer me to the below.... ( We speak for Dell xpsl702x 17')
a)Someone advice me, in the subject of updating bios from A13 to A19, to pass from all the "between" versions..
A13 to A16, A16 to A17. A17 to A18, A18 to A19.... Why this? Is there an explanation?
I thought if you flash bios is like deleting the old one and installing the new...What I'm missing?..
b) Flashing bios..what about languages? must be the same like Os? could be different? Is a matter what language was the older version?

and last (for now)....Someone maybe know the correct order of installing the below :
a) HuronRiverHM67ChipserDrR289307.exe
b) IntelRapidStorR301364.exe
c) Intel ManagEnginInterfacR292317.exe
d) USB3_Renesas_W7_A03_Setup-61X2W_ZPE.exe
e) CardReader_JMicron_W7_A01_TKH3F_ZPE.exe
f) TurbobustR292797.exe
They are all about chipset - motherboard, all from Intel out d) and e)
...so according to the "rule"...must be the first drivers after Os.....but which order?..
When I read the "read me" file from b), if I understood well, was written that the Intel software utility..(I suppose chipset?)
must be installed first prior... Read more

Answer:Dell xpsl702x bios and driver's order

Someone else will have to advise you on the BIOS. Most of them only require flashing the latest, but we have Dell experts here who will know for sure.

I can advise you on getting a perfect Dell Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Just read and follow closely the steps in the tutorial, especially about how drivers are handled in Win7 which is different than previously. Wait to see which drivers are missing after all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates are completed.

There are also Special Notes for Dell Owners at the end of tutorial to help you decide whether to keep the OEM Tools partition if it will indeed boot to run Dell Diagnostics Utility - How to Run the

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Recently i had a fan noise issue on my notebook. Technical support asked me to update the BIOS. Finally fan was replaced.Now im facing graphics problem during high performance mode(While using dedicated GPU).Before repair graphics were working perfectly fine. Warranty of my notebook expired 5 days ago so no help from hp even though they are responsible for this I suspect it is due to newer version of BIOS so tried installing older version from UEFI diagnostics but i keep getting error "Unable to open the signature file".Any help appreciated. Here is the link to my device.http://support.hp.com/in-en/product/HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC-series/8499302/model/8960327/drivers

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I need to clean install on a gateway that is about 5 years old. I am not sure about wether i need to update my bios or not. i tried to update anyway and was unable to. I guess my question is wether bios is erased (including my changes done to it) and rewritten to it's original default when I am doing a clean install. The cpu i'm clean installing on it a gateway 500. I don't know if that helps.
 

Answer:clean install and bios on older cpu

Windows never modifies the BIOS. The BIOS will only ever change if you go in as a user and make a change yourself. Furthur more when you reinstall there is no reason to make any changes to the BIOS. It should be left as is. To redo a computer simply put the windows XP cd in the drive and turn it on, then follow through the installer.

If you really want to reset a BIOS to default settings you simply go in and select the "reset to default settings" button. Of course 99.9% of the time you will NOT want to do this when reinstalling a computer.
 

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When building a new system, and installing a new motherboard, HDD, PSU and Graphics card....What do I do once I turn it on for the first time..

A) Install OS First?
B) Install Motherboard Drivers First?
C) Enter BIOS and change Boot Sequences?

I just want to make sure I do it right this time, so once everything is installed, what are the next steps I take, to booting it up. Thanks guys.
 

Answer:BIOS Settings, Install Order

OS first then boot to windows and install mobo drives and eveything else... I have formated many times and that is the way i have done it and no problems as of yet
 

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I was set boot priority to CD-ROM->LAN->HDD->FDD.
But, I ended up in Intel Boot Agent. I was told to check the cable .What does it mean?

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I was hoping someone here can help me understand the correct order of installation of the following items:

Operating System
System/Motherboard Drivers
Flash Update for the BIOS

Can you help me please?

Thanks,

Soarwitheagles

Answer:In what order do I install the OS/Drivers/BIOS update?

Operating system first, then the drivers. I don't think it matters when you do the BIOS update.

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I keep getting the following error message when it is installing the Bios Update:  C2-Error:  Region is write protectedAnyone know how to fix this problem?

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To all with an 860-019 desktop. Don't install the latest bios update. Mine would not install update. Chatted with tech support (first mistake worked until then) they told me they would install update (second mistake). I allowed Joyce in Bangladesh (doubt that is really her name) to try and update (third mistake)Now I have an inoperative pc. Can't even get into Windows. Just a set up screen that says manufacturing program is in unlock mode. I did manage to get into the bios set up a couple of times. It no longer has any info on the system such as model, SKU, serial number etc. So I can not even do a system restore.So tech support did an amazing job giving me a 1500 dollar paper weight. I did talk to a senior person and got the standard reply that we will send a box and you send it for repair.So an HP tech ruins my pc and now they expect me to send it off to be fixed. This is not the first one they have done this too. The last one required a new mother board. So I asked if they could just send the mother board and I would change it out. Funny thing I was told they don't have one. So how are they going to fix it in the promised 10 days with out the parts. It would be much faster for me to change it. Then funny enough they offered for me to buy a new mother board and they would reimburse me. Funny they don't have one to send but they have one for me to buy?Now as this pc that my daughter uses for university studies is dead and I am forced to buy another one so my daughter can do ... Read more

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To all with an 860-019 desktop. Don't install the latest bios update. Mine would not install update. Chatted with tech support (first mistake) they told me they would install update (second mistake). I allowed Joyce in Bangladesh (doubt that is really her name) to try and update (third mistake)Now I have an inoperative pc. Can't even get into Windows. Just a set up screen that says manufacturing program is in unlock mode. I did manage to get into the bios set up a couple of times. It no longer has any info on the system such as model, SKU, serial number etc. So I can even do a system restore.So tech support did an amazing job giving me a 1500 dollar paper weight. I did talk to a senior person and got the standard reply if we will send a box and you send it for repair.So an HP tech ruins my pc and now they expect me to send it off to be fixed. This is not the first one they have done this too. The last one required a new mother board. So I asked if they could just send the mother board and I would change it out. Funny thing I was told they don't have one. So how are they going to fix it in the promised 10 days with out the parts. It would be much faster for me to change it. Then funny enough they offered for me to buy a new mother board and they would reimburse me. Funny they don't have one to send but they have one for me to buy?Now as this pc that my daughter uses for university studies is dead and I am forced to buy another one so my daughter can do her school work. Of cour... Read more

Answer:Don't install latest bios will brick your pc

Sorry to hear of this unfortunate event with your new PC. A BIOS update is something I always reommend to consider the risks vs any enhancement it offers. In other words, if the machine is functioning well why risk it. I have seen too many go awry. Double warning  when a BIOS update balks on installing- never try to force it. I do understand the irritation when supposedly there is an update but it fails and an owner feels they must address it... Have you tried a BIOS rollback to revert to earlier version? This works in some-not all- cases. 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 Firmware Management.Use the arrow key to move down & highlight it.Press Enter key.4-You should see a Rollback BIOS option.Use arrow key again to highlight and press Enter key. 

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To all with an 860-019 desktop. Don't install the latest bios update. Mine would not install update. Chatted with tech support (first mistake worked until then) they told me they would install update (second mistake). I allowed Joyce in Bangladesh (doubt that is really her name) to try and update (third mistake)Now I have an inoperative pc. Can't even get into Windows. Just a set up screen that says manufacturing program is in unlock mode. I did manage to get into the bios set up a couple of times. It no longer has any info on the system such as model, SKU, serial number etc. So I can not even do a system restore.So tech support did an amazing job giving me a 1500 dollar paper weight. I did talk to a senior person and got the standard reply that we will send a box and you send it for repair.So an HP tech ruins my pc and now they expect me to send it off to be fixed. This is not the first one they have done this too. The last one required a new mother board. So I asked if they could just send the mother board and I would change it out. Funny thing I was told they don't have one. So how are they going to fix it in the promised 10 days with out the parts. It would be much faster for me to change it. Then funny enough they offered for me to buy a new mother board and they would reimburse me. Funny they don't have one to send but they have one for me to buy?Now as this pc that my daughter uses for university studies is dead and I am forced to buy another one so my daughter can do ... Read more

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How do I install the latest BIOS P000Bv160 on a M2. the instructions on the toshiba BIOS install say to use a floppy disk but the file size is 1.48MB so will not fit on a 1.44MB floppy. can I use a usb stick?

Answer:How to install latest BIOS on Tecra M2

Are you sure you have read the right instruction?

As far as I know this is a BIOS win-version (windows version) and not a TRAD version (traditional) Therefore the BIOS update must be performed from the running OS.

There should be a exe file which must be executed to start the BIOS update!!!

Please check the instruction again!!!

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I have a Satellite P100-478, the fan is running too. I want to reinstall the older version of BIOS but how please? I have now v4.20.
Has someone the same problem as me? The fan disturbs me. Is this because of the BIOS?
Please friends, help me because I have a lot of work to do and I want to work in silence.
Thank you.

Answer:Satellite P100 - the cooling fan issue, want to install older BIOS version

Hello Simo

If nobody can help here contact nearest service provider. They have all older BIOS versions and they can flash BIOS with older version.
Problem is that on Toshiba support page older version are removed if the newest one is offered.

Bye and good luck!

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I had upgrading BIOS to latest version (3.00) when I installed linux like mbr method (non uefi). Linux can't be loaded. I can watch something like this:Loading Linux 3.13.0-24-generic ...Loading initial ramdisk ...Can I install BIOS previous version?

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My setup is a 8100 elite sff mobo with a i3-560 and 2gb of ram (2x1gb). I connected a 80 gb hdd and it posts with all 2gb reported. However when i try and install windows 7 off a usb stick (i copied iso image on there for ease), it will load the files, open the windows logo....Then disaster! Stray lines everywhere and computer turns off with psu fans idling. Do I have to install graphics driver updates or firmware updates on the processor or??? Is it an issue with the ram??? (patterns of lines different with each open. Is the bios setup wrong??

Answer:Motherboard will post and has latest bios installed but can't install windows 7

Btw it also registers a pxe 2.1 boot 086 error as it posts. I can get into bios and setup easily.

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Hi,
I have old version A05 on my E6410 Bios. I tried to upgrade to A06, then I´d like to upgrade to A07, A09, and then to A13, because i need to have the A09 installed before install A13.
I`ve downloaded all the versions, but the problem is that the Dell BIOS Flash window does not start !!!
I need help please
Thanks
 

Answer:Can`t Upgrade Dell E6410 Bios - Dell BIOS Flash window does not work

Well, i follow the folowing steps from this forum (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19413136/19971740.aspx#19971740):
 
1. Install UNetbootin from synaptic2. Run it and create a FreeDOS USB key.3. Copy the exe BIOS update file to the USB key from inside ubuntu.4. Reboot into BIOS setup and change the boot order to boot from USB5. Boot into a live freedos session. * The USB key will offer to install freedos on your hard disk. DONT - that is ubuntucide!* Don't use himem or or that other memory thingywhatsit - just straight freedos6. C: 7. dir8. run the update
 
And i could install the Bios Upgrade. Now are upgraded to A13.
Aniway something is wrong,because from windows OS, the installer does not start !!! 

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When I boot my latitude e6420, it shows the dell logo, and the progress bar goes to the end.  Then the computer just stops.  Retried, and pressed f12 to get into bios/preboot options to perform the maintenance check, but it never gets any further than the dell logo screen.  Is this a bios issue? or other hardware issue?

Answer:latitude e6420 won't go into bios or boot.

Hi veedub89,
Thanks for the post. This could be the result of several problems, I would recommend a little more troubleshooting to try and pin down the issue.
1)      Are you able to Boot to the system Diagnostics before it locks up?
2)      Does the system have any external, USB, peripheral devices attached? If yes test with them removed.
3)      It’s possible a removal internal component could have failed and is causing the system to fail. Removing internal components, such as the Hard Drive / Optical Driver / Wireless cards and memory, individually and testing the system between removals is a great way to pin the problem down.
Dell Latitude E6420
ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_latitude_laptop/latitude-e6420_owner's%20manual_en-us.pdf
Let us know how it goes,

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A Latitude E6420 within my company came to me for re-imaging. I noticed that it still had BIOS A06, So I installed the core operating system and ran the Dell Client System Update to get the latest Dell updates. Unfortunately it failed to update the BIOS. Then I manually downloaded BIOS E6420A21.EXE and tried to apply it. At this point I received an error message that BIOS A08 was required before BIOS A21 could be applied.
I went back to the BIOS download page and looked at the previous version listing but the oldest BIOS listed was A12. Then I did a search on Dell's site for "E6420A08.EXE" but it did not yield any helpful results. I recalled that Dell had an FTP site where I used to download some of my updates so I checked there but I only found BIOS versions A01 through A07.
As a last ditch effort I did a Google search for "E6420A08.EXE" and I got lucky with this link.
My belief, since BIOS A08 is a prerequisite for any higher BIOS updates then the Dell Client System Update application should automatically detect the need for the prerequisite BIOS and apply it first. Also the BIOS download pages should have a special listing for prerequisite BIOS updates in addition to the previous version listings.

Answer:E6420 BIOS A08 needs to be easier to find

Hi,Thank you for reaching out to us.
Please check here to know about BIOS update: http://dell.to/1jy4HXTIf system has Bios Version A06 and latest version A21, it may ask to install the next nearest Version as you mentioned. You will be able to find the Previous version BIOS on our website: www.dell.com/support
Let me know if this helped.Thanks,RaghavSocial Media and Community ProfessionalOrder Status: http://dell.to/1fgKSTr Download Drivers: http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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I started getting the message "ME is in recovery mode" when booting. Followed these instructions to update the BIOS.
Now I've waited several hours and nothing is happening.
"Updating your system's firmware. Do not power down you system". Also "Flash progress" is at 0% and the message below states it's "Sending Intel(R) Management Engine FW Update".
I have win7pro running on the machine, if that bit of information helps.
Please help

Answer:Latitude E6420 bios update stuck

Hi
Any news on this? I am stuck with my Latitude E6440 on the same screen.

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I have a latitude E 6420, the bios update failed and now the system will not boot, it hangs up.
Thanking you in advance for your help. 

Answer:How do I recover a failed latitude e6420 bios flash?

Does it hang up before or after you see the Dell splash screen?

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Hi everyone!
 
I found a weird bug with the A07 bios update on the E6420 (i5-2520m). The disgnostics utility report "Lcd Error 2000-0415". When I revert back to A06, the problem disapear.
 
Anyone can repeat this error? I had open a case to replace my lcd cable and I will contact Dell to cancel the cable replacement. But if no one can repeat the problem, maybe the cable is really damaged and the A07 bios is better detecting it.
I have no problem using the computer.
 
Thanks.

Answer:E6420 - Bios A07 - Diagnostic false positive - Lcd Cable

There's a long and a short version of this... From what I understand, Dell implemented a change in the hardware that allowed for the cable test to work which they've released on newer versions of the systems and enabled in the BIOS.  For systems with the old cables it will always generate a false positive.  It's not an error in the BIOS, it's just that test isn't supported by the hardware you have.

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Hi,
An attempt to upgrade BIOS of E6420 failed. Now the notebook doesn't boot.
No POST, fans doesn't spin, no lights, nothing. It is completely dead.
The only thing it does: The Power indicator LED on the back side of the lid is glowing white and blinks once every 5 seconds. None of the LED works if you open the lid. Only that one on the outside of the notebook.
I have tried the usual things, including
- Remove battery and power cable and push the power button for 30-60 sec
- Dismantle notebook - remove BIOS battery, RAMs, wifi card etc
- Attempt to use BIOS recovery. Remove battery and power cable and try pushing Fn B, Esc, End etc and reconnect power cord.
- I tried creating a Wincrisis USB however, I'm having problems to extract ROM file from the .exe file. /writeromfile doesn't seem to work.
Any suggestion is welcomed!
Thanks in advance
Gabor

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Hi,
We have 3 laptops in my family: Latitude E6420 and E6430 and a Precision M4600.
I wanted to upgrade all configs with an mSATA SSD which is placed into the WWAN (mPCI-e) connector.
It works fine with the Precision but I can't use it with the Latitudes. Is there any possibility to use it with the Latitudes?
My first thought was to update the bios of the E6430 (it came with A03), i just downloaded the A07 for that and ran the updater, but it failed somehow (i ran the exe, when the process finished the system rebooted, i saw the update in progress in the post screen and than when it restarted again it said no bootable device, press f2 to run bios, but bios was damaged, could not run) and killed my motherboard. Now it is replaced with a new one but i'm afraid to run an update again (now it has A02).
Could you check up the issue of the failure? Is it safe to try a bios update again? And can it help me to update the bios to use the mSATA SSD?
Regards,
Otto

Answer:Latitude E6420 and E6430 mSATA SSD compatibility and BIOS issue

Hi Otto89,
Latitude E6420 and E6430 are not designed to install the mSATA drive on the system. The slot provided is for WWAN cards. Therefore, I am afraid there will be no BIOS update released to customize the mSATA drive.
Please reply for any queries.

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I bought a Dell XPS 8900 about a year ago and have had 0 issues with the setup. Tonight, the SupportAssist Dell App popped up saying my system needed critical system updates. Listed was a BIOS update (don't recall the version number). I let it install and update the BIOS but now my computer goes from the black and white DELL logo screen to a support assist white screen that appears because I have removed a fan in order to install a Radeon Fury X. I usually have to hit escape from that screen to load windows but instead the boot process starts all over again and I go back to the black and white DELL logo screen and the process stays in this endless loop. I have loaded the BIOS options and it says 2.1.10 as the BIOS version. I have tried to both use BIOS restore and Downgrade BIOS but nothing works and my system refuses to boot Windows. Is there an older BIOS version I can manually flash to correct this issue? I have had no issues with anything prior to updating the BIOS so can only assume that is the culprit. Perhaps an incorrect or corrupt BIOS upgrade? I let the computer do its thing and had no power outage, <profanity> thing just refuses to boot Windows. I cannot even get safe mode to come up (if I am using the proper keyboard command that is).

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My Latitude E6420 has Bios A7.  Support site has Bios A12 through A23, all of which need Bios A8 to install.  How do I get Bios A8-A11 to prepare for the later ones that are available? 

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Greetings!

I have Acer Aspire 5750G. My current BIOS version is 1.07. The latest version is 1.12.

There are a few versions in between. Should I do incremental updates and reach 1.12 or should I just go direct to 1.12?

Many Thanks!

Answer:BIOS - Incremental updates to latest vrsn or direct update to latest?

Bios updates are cumulative, so you only need the latest.

You also don't need to update the bios unless there is a fix in it/them that fixes an issue you may be having. For the most part updating the bios is as easy as updating a driver, only if a bios update goes wrong you can't roll back to the old and you basically end up with a nice paperweight.

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I am trying to get this Yoga 14 up to date.  First, I was surprised that runs Windows 10 home vs. pro but that is what it is. However here is my question. The bios on the unit as shipped is 1.2 and is from the JFET43WW family. The latest bios listed is 1.3 from the R05ETxxW family (per the readme) and the filename is r05uj03ww.  Perhaps this is Lenovo's way, but all the prior bios history for that family is under JFETxxWW. Is this the right bios? The latest NIVIDA/Intel driver listed states that " *This driver can be only used on ThinkPad S3 Yoga 14 Broadwell(BIOS ID:JFETxxWW)". So.....can the latest video driver be used with the latest bios which per the readme (and filename) is NOT from the JFETxxWW family? Hopefully I am posting in the right place.  I have been underwhelmed with phone support where "hardware" support will only answer hardware questions and "software support" is "premium" and they want you to pay when this system is only a week old.  Not sure where else to go for answers.  Also have issues with expresscache as....well..they shipped it with windows 10 and with an SSD and no expresscache.  But that is another post.... Thanks, BJB  

Answer:Yoga 14 latest NVIDIA driver not compatible with latest 1.3 bios?

Exactly which ThinkPad Yoga 14 do you own please; 20DM, 20DN or 20FY? There are some different BIOS versions depending on which model you have and this may also have a bearing on other components.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Can-t-Update-BIOS-to-Version-1-3-Lenovo...

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I've got a dell 4150 laptop. It does not have a 3 1/2 floppy drive. There is a 'M1004' error that pops up when it's trying to boot. Dell has a fix for this but it needs to be installed via a 3 1/2 floppy. So I went to the store and bought a USB floppy drive, installed the drivers, made the floppy disc with the 'fix' and set up the old BIOS so that the boot order would be Floppy, CD/DVD, hard drive. However when I went to boot up it just bypassed the floppy

So I recorded the files on a CD and then booted up that way. It bypassed that too

Ditto when I try to install an updated BIOS.

What should I try next?
 

Answer:Can't install BIOS in dell...

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Hi,
I bought a backlit keyboard for my latitude 6420 which was only equiped with a non backlit model at the time I got it.
When hitting Fn + >, nothing happens. I read many things on the web and it looks like we have to go into the BIOS and enable the backlit. I've been told that I should find the menu under System configuration and Keyboard Illumination but I don't have this menu...
I also had a look and the hot keys and don't have the ones related to the backlit keyboard... Looking at the Control Panel, Keyboard Properties, I don't have the Backlight tab, "Keyboard Brightness".Does someone know how I can enable my backlit keyboard and have it detected as such?
Prior buying the backlit keyboard, I got in touch with the Dell support to make sure I can upgrade my notebook with a backlit model without facing compatibility issues. They told me that I just needed to order the backlit model as a spare part and it will work... but it doesn't...
Does somebody know how I can get the backlit keyboard working or is it just a bad luck and it will never work? thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:Missing BIOS activation menu for enabling backlit keyboard on latitude e6420

Not sure if this question has been answered but, while I came here looking for the answer I accidentally figured it out on my latitude e6410, hit the function key and the right arrow, it was lumped there with the scree brightness.

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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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Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including  the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Hi WILSPEAK,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Hello,
When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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When I double click on XPS_9550_1.3.0.exe nothing happen. 

Answer:My Dell XPS 15 9550 can not install bios 1.3.0

Have you already tried redownloading the file and/or restarting the PC?

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I updated from A19 to A22 and even back down to A19 on my OptiPlex 755...  Now it skips lines when I try to change settings in BIOS or when I boot to a DOS USB drive it double types letters.  Never happened before until after this update.  I ran into this a few years ago and I know its a simple fix, but I can't seem to remember what I did.  It does not happen in Windows 7.  I've swapped the keyboard, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
-Brian

Answer:Dell OptiPlex 755 Bios Update - Skips rows in BIOS and double characters when booting into DOS

Remove Cmos Battery.  UNPLUG POWER.  PRESS POWER ON.  Discharge.  Put battery back.
Plug back in.  If there is still wierd display some of the ram may need to be re seated or replaced.

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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
Art

Answer:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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I've have an 8 year old Dell XPS 410 that has had a number of upgrades, to include a new video card and solid state drive. It is currently running great with Win7 but I am probably going to take MS up on their offer for a free upgrade and go with Win10. I've already registered for the upgrade. I plan to do the upgrade first, and then go back in and clean install Win10.

But from my previous experiences with this Dell, there's always been issues with the BIOS setting of 'Raid On' when doing clean installs. Basically, the installation gets hung up because it cannot find the SATA Controllers/drivers that it needs; and it spits out the installation during the middle of it. I've had this problem every time I've reinstalled an OS on this PC (even back when it was practically brand new).

The BIOS only has two settings (the factory default of 'Raid On' which appears to enable AHCI--and 'ATA/Auto Detect--which is not recommended by Dell). In my previous clean installs, I've been forced to reinstall the OS in ATA/Auto Detect mode and then use a workaround. For example, when I reinstalled Win7 last year after getting a SSD, I had to reinstall Win7 in ATA/Autodetect mode and then go back in and use the following link to make the BIOS conversion to the desired Raid On':

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

But now with Win10, I don't know what the workaround will be. Preferably, I would not go through any workarounds! I'd rather just clean install Win10 and know that it's going to w... Read more

Answer:How to install Win10 on Dell XPS 410 without BSOD using BIOS 'Raid On'

I've installed 8.1 and 10 on some older vostros with the bios set to raid on and have not had any issues. The OS included the drivers needed. Not sure on the XPS line but I think you may be OK.

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I have a Dell Latitude D630 and the previous owner has input a BIOS password and although I can change the boot sequence at startup by using the F keys I cannot do a fresh OS install because of the BIOS password is 'locking' me out.Any ideas?

Answer:Dell Latitude D630 BIOS password stops OS install

Get the password off the previous owner.A backdoor password may get you in and thn you can reset it.BIOS Passwordsclick hereclick hereclick hereclick hereclick here

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Hello, I have a T420 4180-LVP, and recently I updated the bios to 1.43 (I think it was this update that caused my discomfort) and am no longer able to perform the boot for install (with dvd or usb, none of the right) windows 8 when I enable UEFI Only in bios. How do I install windows 8 secure boot on my thinkpad?

Answer:T420 4180-LVP bios 1.43 not boot to install windows 8 with bios options UEFI Only

Hi, carlosrrjr
 
In the BIOS, there should be a settiing for Secure Boot, and it is likely set to Enabled. If this is set to Disabled, and the Boot Order settings are set properly, then you should be able to boot from external devices like a DVD. Just make sure the Optical Drive appears before the Hard Drive in the boot menu. 
 
Hope it helps,
Adam





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After download and install the 3300_A10.EXE the fan start to run fast and keep hours without and other sign . Them restart by hand but continue DEAD !!! PLS ADVICE !!! Thanks Ricardo 

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I can't find any article that explains the difference between the two BIOS designs. What I'm thinking is that Home UEFI BIOS's target are Notebook PCs designed for regular users, while the Business UEFI BIOS are for PCs designed for professionals/business people. 

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We have another site whic has internet access limited. So all client computer windows udpates are turned off.


Since there is ransome wanncry issue, they will apply the needed update pack manually.


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4011466/windows-7-sp1-windows-server-2008-r2-sp1-update-kb4012215


From this site, check that there are two newer update in this month.
2017-05 Monthly Rollup - KB4019264
2017-05 Security-only update - KB4019263


Can we install these two update only instead of install all older one? Will it include update-kb4012215 which fix smb issue? Please advise

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Question: M57 older BIOS

Hello, i'm looking older bios than this on the web.Maybe someone have??Model:M57 6087 CTO

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Question: Older BIOS

Anyone have a source for older BIOS like the 39WW Thanks 





FrankKenmore, WAUSA

Answer:Older BIOS

Hi, frankjgi sampled following BIOS for S10 .....38,52,58,59,67,90,92 S10e... 50,51,56,57,66,67 any other requests ...   sincerely KalvinKlein 

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I'm wondering if older versions of BIOS downloads are available.  I had a dual boot system (win7/64 and win10/64) and updated my BIOS (on an HP h8-1280t) from 7.13 to the latest posted (7.15).  I'm having problems booting into win10 now.  I'd like to flash back, if possible, to 7.13 to check if going to 7.15 was the problem. thanks for any help!

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

Answer:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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Hello Lenovo community and Lenovo employees. I would like to know if there are any older BIOS versions available for the G50-80. Please let me know, or contact me in PM if you wish. Kind regards and thanks in advance!

Answer:G50-80 older bios versions

Anyone, please?

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I have a laptop Lenovo Z575 and I need an older version of the BIOS for this. Where can I find it?

Answer:An older version of Bios

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Unfortunately Lenovo only offers the latest BIOS version they have available for download and older versions are no longer made available.   In searching the web I found no reference to any other BIOS version than what Lenovo has to offer.  That would make me suspect that there weren't any earlier versions released.   Are you needing an older version for a specific problem ?

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Hello,   I need BIOS for my computer (M72)  from 2012. I recently upgraded to a 2016 version and since then Ubuntu fails to wake up properly from suspend. Do you know where I can find such BIOS?

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I just bought my Laptop and found a see and update to the BIOS but would like to download the older version just in case something happens or there are bugs with the new one. Can any one tell me where I can download or find the version that currently on my computer.   

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Hello,   I need BIOS for my computer (M72)  from 2012. I recently upgraded to a 2016 version and since then Ubuntu fails to wake up properly from suspend. Do you know where I can find such BIOS?

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Just posted this in Desktop  by mistake so reposting here
Microsoft HAV Detection Tool reported HAV not enabled
So I went into BIOS settings, enabled all 3 Virtualization options, and noticed that one of them indicated TPM also required.  Enabled TPM and selected Activate.
Then rebooted, and re-ran HAV Detection tool
Still indicates "not enabled" 

Any ideas?

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Greetings!
I am planning in the near future to buy a Dell XPS 8910 Special Edition.  I hope shortly after purchase to install a Western Digital Black Series 2-TB hard drive.  This new drive would be used as a storage drive for extra data.  It would NOT replace the original 2-TB drive installed in the system.
From checking the service manual online, I understand how to physically mount the drive, connect the nearby power cable then use my own SATA cable to connect the drive to the motherboard.  I also understand how to use Device Manager in Windows 10 to add/format the new drive.
From other posts I've read here, I must ask: Will I need to enter the setup mode(BIOS/UEFI) at the start of bootup to set the SATA port to detect the new drive, or will the SATA ports automatically detect the new drive without requiring my going into setup mode? 
Thanks in advance to any who can answer my question.  I'm looking forward to getting my new system soon!

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Hey TSG..!

Recently my HP Compaq Presario V6109AU notebook has been overheating badly - and the fan never (or rarely) kicks in..

I looked around to see if this was a common problem - I found this:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01087277&lc=en&cc=us

There's a lot talking about updating to the "latest" VF.3D BIOS.
"- Updates the fan control algorithm of the system to reduce the likelihood of future system issues.
- Fixes issue where the touchpad scroll function does not work on some notebooks.
- Fixes issue where the battery fails."

And the FAQ has A LOT about the fan 'problem'..

But when I checked my BIOS version, it is F.3E (after the "latest" F.3D) which I believe was installed when I sent my laptop in for repairs a while back. I found a couple of people with the same dillema on other forums, but nobody really knew if they should upgrade (downgrade...?) to F.3D.

Any ideas/links/info?

EDIT: I got SpeedFan (though as with other laptops, it doesn't recognize fans.I was at over 100 Degrees Celcius.. almost 110.
quickly, I took out the battery and stood next to a standup-fan for a couple mins and it came down to around 70-80.. And about 5 mins later the laptop fan kicked in.. first time it's run today.

Much appreciated,

~Harley.

Don't think it's needed, but if system information will help, I'll post it..?
 

Answer:My BIOS is newer than the "latest" BIOS..?

I would suspect that the newer BIOS has the same fan control fixes as the older BIOS, they usually build up on previous BIOS releases.

If this has recently only worsened then maybe the fan or fan controller is starting to fail.

In any case I believe you can contact HP to see what they say even if the laptop is off the standard warranty, up to another year.

Or you can try flashing the older BIOS and see if it resolves any of the issues, I've seen the F.3E BIOS posted on another site.
 

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 I have an older HP Pavillion Elite, e9280t - product # AW020AV-ABA. It runs an Intel Core i7 CPU 920  @ 2.67GHz, with a TRUCKLEE 1.04E01 system board. System BIOS is 5.24 Since HP is no longer supporting these older systems, does anyone know where I might be able to locate the last good firmware and BIOS update. In advance, thanks. 











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Answer:Need bios and firmware for older HP system

@fridaythemovie? IPMTB-TK Motherboard BIOS update improves system support for Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processors, and resolves issue with the system hanging when entering sleep mode. "Version 5.29" http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software12/COL35997/pv-88834-1/sp49903.exe Your other drivers here. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-Elite-e9000-Desktop-PC-series/3999455/model/4066664 REO

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So recently I felt that my laptop was overheating( too hot base, stutter in cpu clock while gaming blah blah). I checked the temperatures and good lord it averaged around 65C. So I called customer care (my laptop is still in adp) and they told me it was because I have outdated bios :facepalm:  . I tried telling them that cpu fan was not blowing enough air out the vent and I have been using my laptop with the same bios for 7 months but they told me that I had to follow the procedure. So I upgraded the bios to version 9bcn30ww from ***24**.  And thanks to them now my laptop has gone complete haywire. It just freezes while in sleep mode or whenever the display goes off. This is a big nightmare for me since I tend to download a lot. If anyone can provide me the link for the older bios,I'll be highly grateful. I'll keep frying my nuts but  gettingmy lappy up and running is much more important. Thanks

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I have the y510p and was wondering if there is anyway to do this.

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Basically ive been having a few problems with my machine. one was having vt enabled for android emulation so i went ahead and downloaded and installed a the latest bios and now my system has slowed to insanely slow speeds rendering it useless and always reading from the hdd. i was wondering if there was a way i could get an older bios for this machine...

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Hi guys,

I just upgraded the BIOS of my Satellite P100-120 ( *PSPADE* ) from vers.3.30 to vers. 4.30.
After that, the GPU fan stopped working (it does in startup only).

As I (too late!) found out thanks to this forum, this problem is not yet resolved:

I reinstalled the latest Nvidia driver as suggested, without result.
So I would like to *downgrade BIOS to a vers between 3.30 and 4.00* (both my fans should be working with these releases).

Unfortunately, I overwrote the bios.bak file created by Winphlash... so here I am!

Would be there anyone who could kindly let me have a copy of the older BIOS I need (1MB file)?
Or do you think Toshiba Assistance (warranty is not expired) should be of any help to me?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Need older BIOS for Satellite P100-120

Hello Stefano

I have noticed that after new BIOS version releasing the old one is not available anymore. What you can do is to contact nearest authorized service provider. They have access to Toshiba database and I am pretty sure they can help you. Check it out!

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I'm not positive that the "hardware" forum is the correct place to put this, so if a moderator thinks it should be moved, feel free.

I posted this thread just a few days ago wondering if I could find some help with a Windows problem I've never seen before. Since then things have worsened significantly.

Since posting that thread we located the XP install disk and attempted a repair install/installing over the already present one. With "13 minutes remaining" it locked up. Running out of daylight I tried again with no luck, and then decided to back up the most important files "just incase," and decided to bring the computer home with me.

But I've run into bigger problems -- hardware problems. Since the computer wouldn't boot correctly or write to my USB drive correctly under Knoppix, I decided to remove the hard drive, put it in another computer, and back up the data that way. This went fine. After putting the hard drive back into its original home, however, I hit a snag: the computer no longer recognized that it was plugged in. I tried switching the IDE slot it was plugged into (HDD2 instead of HDD1), but still no luck. Doing this made things worse actually.

Rebooting again, I checked the BIOS. Not only was the hard drive not being recognized, but neither one of the two CD drives was, either. I fretted for a while, wondering if the computer was dying, but tried a few things.

I set the BIOS settings back to their defaults. ... Read more

Answer:Update BIOS on older Compaq PC

Besides looking at the need for updating the bios have you tried replacing the battey on the board itself? Once a lithium calculator/watch type battery grows weak and is about to go totally a good number of problems will be seen.

Even on a custom build only a year old a battery can go like seen on one Socket A build where the board here loved batteries! When the fan quit on the 3rd party cpu cooler and the cpu saw 85C after running at 74C while waiting for a new and much better Zalman 7000b over the Scythe model that saw the fan quit the fsb had to be lowered from 200 down to 166mhz just to see the system start up.

That's when the second came about when setting up the old case again with a totally fresh battery and 7000b to see the XP3200+ on the old now running again at the 200mhz fsb settting in the bios by simply swapping the replacement battery while assuming the cpu previously was "toast"! Those big surprises sometimes come in small packages like CR or DL 2032 lithium batteries do.

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Basically ive been having a few problems with my machine. one was having vt enabled for android emulation so i went ahead and downloaded and installed a the latest bios and now my system has slowed to insanely slow speeds rendering it useless and always reading from the hdd. i was wondering if there was a way i could get an older bios for this machine...

Answer:Looking for an older version of the hp nc8430 bios

Hi: Here is the revision history of previous BIOS files.  I posted the FreeDOS ones because if you are running W10, I would not recommend you use the Windows based flash since it was written to work on XP and Vista. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=1839197&swItemId=ob_63514_1&swEnvOid=1093...

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Hi,  When I updated the bios, the comptuer will now not charge the battery,  I've tried re-installing the acpi battery settings usign the various methods.   is there a way i can get an older version of the bios for a HP Probook 6460B so that the battery will charge again?  or if anybody knows of acpi  battery drivers that will work with latest version of the bios Thanks.

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We have aprox 2,000 or so of these machines and use a wds to image the machines. Currently when the system board is replaced and we flash to 90KT18A we are no longer able to use our wds correctly. I am looking for version 90kt16a or older if somebody has a copy out there

Answer:ThinkCentre M70e looking for older bios

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Please find the link to download the old bios version 90jy16usa
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/90jy16usa.exe
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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I have an older computer ASUS
CPU AMD 3400mhz
16gb ram
320 gb hard drive (replacement)
if you try & start with a windows 8.1 disc in the cdr or any other windows disc ( tried )
it will diagnose & try to repair but will not go to the dvd
the bios screen will come up if you press esc & it shows all the hardware is ok & says press f12 for boot menu or
press esc for the bios but all you can get is the one screen with all the bios listed & not in the bios to adjust the boot etc.
have you any ideas
Thanks
Roy
ps i am getting to old for this
 

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Can you revert back to older bios? I put in the new bios and now it shuts down every once in a while.

Answer:Can you revert back to older bios?

Download the older bios from the companys website and reflash your bios.

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I have Toshiba Satellite A210 (part number: PSAEL) and after the BIOS upgrade to version 1.8 fan activity has dramatically increased. Version 1.9 acts the same and the fan noise which they produces drives me mad.

Is there any place where I could find some older BIOS version (1.7 or older) for my laptop?
Or is there anybody who has downloaded and saved some older BIOS revision for this model, and is willing to send it to me?

Answer:Satellite A210 - need BIOS 1.7 or older

Have you tested it with version 5.20? I have installed it on my Vista preinstalled P200 and I am pretty satisfied. I also use options to change cooling method and also BALANCED power saver profile.

As far as I know when Toshiba offer new BIOS version the old one is not available and you can get it from authorized service provider. If you want make a call and ask.

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Hello,

I have an issue with the detection of my SSD in the Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1EH (PSKK6E).
It only gets detected in the BIOS 1 on 30 times when booting (after which it runs great).
Setting the "SATA Interface setting" to "Battery life" fixes the detection problem, at the cost of a speed reduction of factor 4.5.

Some people who had similar issues, resolved this by flashing an older version of the BIOS.

Currently I have v1.70, which is the latest.

Where can I find older BIOS'es / the BIOS archives?

Regards,
Arthur Borsboom.

Answer:Searching for older BIOS version for my L50-A-1EH

Unfortunately on the Toshiba download page you can find latest version only.
Have you upgraded your machine with SSD?

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Dear Sirs,I have executed the update to the latest F19 version.After this I can not clean the computer using an antivirus starting from cd-rom.I think it is not correct to release this type of firmware.Please, which is is the way to reload F18 version?Thanks in advance.  

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Hi,

I installed the latest BIOS from the Toshiba Support Web Site on my M5. The upgrade file posted as version 3.30 appears to perfom a downgrade from v3.20 to v3.03. Also the timestamp of the "upgraded" BIOS (14.11.2006) indicates that this is an older version than the previous version v3.20. Is this a known issue?

Thanks,
Ralph

Answer:Tecra M5 BIOS v3.30 seems to be an older v3.03 version

Hi

What you are taking about????
I have checked the BIOS on the Toshiba European driver page and at this time the BIOS 3.30 version is available!!! This BIOS was published on 18/04/07!!!

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Its dedicated [ danmarc] but works for all...  who ask for a reflash bios back to older version  @  [S10/S10e Fan Problems Collecting Info for Lenovo] S10 fan runs too fast, too often, too loud]i dont want to answer direct in the "fan thread" so i do this here: Because images worth then thousand words here Winphlash:http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/91w5-ax.jpgPossibly here the actual Flash select...http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/91w5-ay.jpguntick the two hooks hereV flash only if bios is newerV flash only if bios is different  To return to a flashing "old" version .... http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/91w5-b0.jpgThen click OK and go flash the file, which means it the write Bios.bak at first in the folder,so you have a backup, then the chosen BIOS.wph, then it flashes the file.rename with the correct names, you can of course ..Bios.bak to example 142C51WW.WPH ... then you have the old version as a named backup .. regards KalvinKlein Message Edited by KalvinKlein on 04-06-2009 02:31 AM

Answer:How to Return to older Bios Version

I just flashed in version 38 to give it a try.So far everest reports a much cooler temperature(more then 10 degrees) I wonder if its really cooler or was there a change in how the bios reports the temperature?

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Where is the best place to download Bios updatesfor older computers? Thanks
 

Answer:bios updates for older computers

The company that made the computer or if no joy there the maker of the motherboard. Take care flashing the bios or you will have an unusable computer.
 

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I saw in the bios an option to downgrade the bios version from 3.09 to an older version.Even though, I couldnt really find an older version on lenovo wesite or anywhere else.Am i missing something? Is it really possible?

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I have an XPS 15 9550 where the screen has started flickering on battery power at low screen dimming.
I opened a support ticket and the Dell associate suggested I roll back to A06 (its A13 right now) as its a known issue on this model. I cannot find A06 in the downloads center on dell.com (oldest they offer there is A10).
So my question is: where do we find/request older BIOS versions?

Answer:Where to find older BIOS versions for XPS 15

XPS 15 9550 BIOS A06
Trouble is, you may not be able to revert to this version. If you try to flash this version, you may get an error message that it's older than the installed version and it won't run.
There may be ways to force install an earlier version of BIOS, but they could be risky and could brick your motherboard.
Have you tried updating the Intel Graphics driver, and the driver for the nVIDIA Geforce GTX 960M video card (assuming you have that add-in video card)? 

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I suspect that I am having problems due to downloading BIOS(Thinkpad BIOS Update Utiility v 1.33.1.21).  Is there a source of older BIOS so that I can rollback to see if the problems disappear? 













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Answer:Finding older bios for x220

'evening and welcome to the community!
 
yes, you can obtain older bios files.
from the driver matrix: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=MIGR-77280
go to the bios section: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018807
and scroll all the way down. goes all the way back to v1.11
 
hth.
 
edit: the link above is for bootable iso's.
here's the windows utility: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018805
choice is yours. i prefer the iso method.

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Question: BIOS Boot order

No way, in the BIOS, to change Boot prioriy. I cannot use a CD to boot from in an emergency. How can this be done?
Gigabyte laptop, Windows 10, 64. I cannot disable secure boot, the option will not highlite.

Answer:BIOS Boot order

Have you talked to the manufacturer of the laptop?

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Question: BIOS Boot order

No way, in the BIOS, to change Boot prioriy. I cannot use a CD to boot from in an emergency. How can this be done?
Gigabyte laptop, Windows 10, 64. I cannot disable secure boot, the option will not highlite.

Answer:BIOS Boot order

Have you talked to the manufacturer of the laptop?

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I could not find an option under Boot Options, in the BIOS, of my P57W computer to boot off an optical or thumb drive.
How the hell am I to boot off these devices when I cannot see them in the BIOS? Gigabyte documentation, or the lack thereof, SUCKS big time. I finally found that you place the Windows 10 disk in the drive. Then boot, pressing F12. Now, I see what the BIOS does not-choices to boot from. I can select my image backup, from the list, and restore it to the computer should the need arise.

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I've just installed an Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe system, and having some issues. I have four SATA drives and a SATA DVD drive attached.

My boot drive is installed in SATA1.

For some reason, it sticks SATA1 as the last item in the HD order listing, so that when I boot, I get a failure message. Go into BIOS, stick SATA1 as the first HD, save and reboot, and all is well... until the next reboot.

Why is the BIOS not retaining the HD order?

Thanks for any help!

jmc
 

Answer:BIOS not retaining HD order

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So I'm having a dual boot system (Windows and Ubuntu) and since I disassembled my laptop some hours ago the laptop boots directly into Windows (ignoring the GRUB OS selection screen).

I'm having a Lenovo Laptop with Windows 10 (Insider Preview) and a Samsung EVO 840 SSD on which my both OSs are installed.

When booting into BIOS I can't change the order of booting (Windows is stuck at the 1st position).

Any idea on how to solve this?

Answer:Can't change BIOS order

You need to update the boot file location.

I use rEFInd not grub so (from Windows Administrator command prompt) I run this whenever Windows resets it which it does on occasion.
Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi

You probably want to do something like this (again from windows command prompt).
Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

If you can't remember or don't know where you installed grub (or what the name is) then mount the ESP and have a look - your loader will be in the EFI directory somewhere.

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So I'm having a dual boot system (Windows and Ubuntu) and since I disassembled my laptop some hours ago the laptop boots directly into Windows (ignoring the GRUB OS selection screen).

I'm having a Lenovo Laptop with Windows 10 (Insider Preview) and a Samsung EVO 840 SSD on which my both OSs are installed.

When booting into BIOS I can't change the order of booting (Windows is stuck at the 1st position).

Any idea on how to solve this?

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