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Swift 3 - How Update Bios on Linux System

Question: Swift 3 - How Update Bios on Linux System

I am using a Acer Swift 3 Laptop which had a preinstalled coomandline Linux installed.I thought perfect. There ll be no problems at all and i dont have to do any further research.HAHA, the worst laptop i ever bought. I only had problems installing ubuntu. After a long time i found a solution.But that solutions is still crap. Laptop freezes. Mouse suddenly not working and much more problems.Now i thought I give it a try with a bios update to 1.8But what do i see the update is a bloody Windows exe file. Sry i dont use windows and the laptop had a preinstalled linux.So why offer it only for windows?????????I am really really disappointed. The laptop is for my wives business and she makes hell on earth for me.The time I invested already I could easily buy a new laptop.Any help appreciated. Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: Swift 3 - How Update Bios on Linux System

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Answer: Swift 3 - How Update Bios on Linux System

BIOS flasher is only for windows enviroment, i read someone was able to flash it using a Windows To Go USB flash drive.give it a try:https://www.howtogeek.com/196817/how-to-create-a-windows-to-go-usb-drive-without-the-enterprise-edit... i don't have direct experience, to be honest.

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Hi all, I tried to flash my BIOS from v1.01 to the latest v1.07 to prevent the sleep brick issue but I am having this error. Can anyone help me? I tried running in compatibility mode but still, it doesn't work. Thanks. 

Answer:Cannot update BIOS for Swift 3

Try upgrading to version 1.05 as an interim step. If that version works then that will help narrow down the issue. If the 1.07 version won't install after installing  v1.05, or if v1.05 won't install either you will need to contact Acer support for your region for assistance, as this could be an issue with the BIOS and the hardware on your particular model. Please contact the Acer support location for your region from this link:
 
https://www.acer.com/worldwide/ 

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Hello Sory for my very bad English I have a Lenovo 3000 G530, under Linux (Mandriva 2010 X86_64), and it works fine. My only "problem" is the system sound of charge battery (beep when plug/unplug adapter).... It's not a minor problem : there are many circumstances where we want to be silent .... and these sounds are horrible. One issue to resolve this problem is to correct it in the Bios settings. But in my Bios, no options for that. On the other hand, I've found an update Bios (http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_1350.html#) 0CCN52WW version (I actualy use 0CCN48WW). So 1 Can somebody tell me if the 0CCN52WW Biosmakes possible to disable system sounds alarms ? Before flashing Bios, I want to be sure this will solve the problem ...2 This Bios can create other problems ?3 Is there a method to flash without using Windows (creating bootable CD) ? Thank you YL

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I am running linux OS alongside windows 10 in UEFI mode, I am worried that updating the BIOS in this situation may cause some kind of problem. Please tell me if it can induce any kind of problem into my system. Should I update my system BIOS or not? 

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Toshiba NB100
Memory 1GB - Kinston - KTT667D2/1G
Ubuntu 8.04 - Ubuntu Netbook Remix -CD from Toshiba
CD-rw/DVD-rw LG GE20 externel USB-drive
Keyboard differences

Hi,

I was very happy to buy my netbook from Toshiba.

First I configured the System ready - reaching the Ubuntu-desktop the first time and everything was fine. Then I navigated the menues and soon found "Aktualisierungsverwaltung" in German - should be "Updatemanagement" in English - and started. After that I had a slow system with, no soundcard and the later downloaded bios-udate 1.6 did not work too.

I bought the LG DVD-burner (~75US/~60Eur) and restored the system with the Ubunto Remix-DVD. That worked good and is done in about 10 minutes. I bought a Kingston memorymodule too and replaced the original one. The Kingston-modul works fine too.

After i had read the thread, that the BIOS-update doesnŽt work after Ubuntu-update I tried it again and now I have a good working BIOS 1.6.

But I have still 2 faullts:

The "|" (pipe-symbol) is not as shown on the keyboard Fn+X - it is Fn+Alt+<.

The 151 Update-"pakets" still damage the System - I tried it out for 2 times doing nothing but restore, setting network and updating.

The new sound-driver 1.06 I found at Toshiba-Germany and Toshiba-France are dead links (404), the Toshiba help line will now fix this since 2 weeks and do not call back.

Any ideas?

Answer:NB100 Linux - problems with update Linux and update BIOS

Read this link regarding bios update, and Linux updates

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=40156&start=15&tstart=0

Try this link for the sound

https://edge.launchpad.net/%7Ejouston-huang/+archive/ppa/+files/nb100-sound_1.09_lpia.deb

The keyboard link on my for | is Fn+Alt+z. This for the UK keyboard.
Have you checked that your keyboard is correct for your country?

System/Preferences/Keyboard.

System/Preferences/Keyboard shortcuts

Hope this helps

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Can anyone help get linux working on the acer swift 7 laptop. I chatted with Acer and they won't help. I've submitted a bug report with the linux kernel.https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=188341 I just tested the latest 4.9.5 series kernel and it still can't load the hard drive properly, so linux can't be installed to the hard drive. I am on the latest bios v1.03 Any ideas?

Answer:linux support swift 7, hard drive not recognized

  The Swift 3 received a firmware update through Windows Update.  My guess is you need a firmware update though Windows Update to get it to work.  But that's just a guess. Have you set a supervisor password in the UEFI so you can unlock the advanced secure boot settings?  And then add Grub to the trusted secure boot settings? You can ask them in the link below. http://community.acer.com/t5/Swift-Spin-S-and-R-Series/Ubuntu-on-Swift-3-SF314-51-74FW-black-screen-... If you follow the steps below and it still doesn't work, then you probably need a firmware update (you'll probably have to call Acer and ask them to work with Insyde and Microsoft to get the Swift 7 updated). 1. Create a supervisor password in the UEFI settings2. Make sure secure boot is enabled in the UEFI settings3. Enable the F12 boot menu in the UEFI settings4. Add Grub (add \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi) to the trusted secure boot settings. Good luck.   Edit: If you're desperate..........then try this. 

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Hi. I have a lenovo G50-80.The BIOS update aviable on the web site is a .exe file executable only on Windows systems. How can I update the BIOS under linux?

Answer:Bios Update under Linux

Tricky... The BIOS file is buried in the compressed (zipped) .exe file, is identified by the .ROM extension.  Obvioulsy running from a DOS prompt under Linux may not work with the "Windows" updater program as it may not have the ablity to interact with the EEPROM.
 
I would check with your Distro support team for a working Linux bios flasher that could read/use the Lenovo ROM but proceed carefully - if it fails to work you may end up with a very expensive door stop.
 
CB

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Hi there,i would like to make a BIOS Update for my Lenovo 3000 N200 Notebook. I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 as my only OS, and i have no dualboot.Are there any hints to do a bios update under Linux?Greetings from CologneSchnoopMessage Edited by Schnoop on 05-19-2008 02:43 AM

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Can anoyone tell me where to find a bios update in some form compatible with linux for the G500 series?  I need to update it so I can fix the fn-key always locking. cheers

Answer:bios update for linux

Hi Vpostman,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform you that BIOS update is not available for Linux and disabling the functions keys will not work in Linux OS (Operating System).
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hello. I recently noticed that I can't access BIOS through Keyboard Shortcuts like F2, F12, or any other, apparently due to an outdated BIOS. Is there any way to update the BIOS on Linux, or to get around this?  PC: Acer Aspire V5-571GOS: Ubuntu 15.04 

Answer:Update BIOS in Linux

I am not 100% sure this would work. IF you were using 8.1 or 10 I could give you another way to enter. I know you said that F2 didn't work. But here is an Idea I would like you to try..... Press and HOLD the F2 button then turn on your Laptop while holding the F2 Button and see if that helps you get into your bios.  Then I would change your Bios to Lagecy from the UEFI James

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Hi, My laptop (HP Probook 4440s) is in the list of laptops with BIOS updates related to security issues [1]. But I am running Linux, for which no update seems to be available [2], while there is a BIOS update available for Windows [3]? Could anyone tell me how to get and apply this update via Linux..  Thx,Aaditya [1]: https://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04393276[2]: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5229488&swItemId=ob_107629_1&swEnvOid=202...[3]: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5229488&swItemId=ob_135974_1&swEnvOid=413...

Answer:How to update BIOS on Linux

BIOS updates for your notebook are provided in softpaq form for use in Windows only.  Some HP notebooks do have Linux BIOS upgrade support, but unfortunately yours is not one of them. If you want to update the BIOS, then you will have to install Windows. Any Windows version from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 will suffice. The BIOS updates are in the driver and software  download section of the support portal for the Probook 4440s notebook at the following URL.http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5229487&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4158

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Ok, I have found and downloaded the BIOS update file from Toshiba, I've not been able to find any instructions as to how to properly apply the update.

For the Linux version, it's in the form of a .sh, however, it's not a standard shell script. Is this something to be just run from a command prompt? Anyone know or could someone point me to the documentation I don't seem to be able to find regarding this?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:NB100 BIOS Update on Linux

A great question! Searched the manual and the web, I cannot find anything.
Hope someone has an answer.

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Hello,I was wondering if it is possible to update the BIOS on the E520 from 1.17 to 1.23 using linux? 

Answer:E520 BIOS update for linux?

Hello and welcome,
 
I don't think you can update BIOS directly in Linux, but there's a bootable CD BIOS update in the E520 downloads.
 
BIOS Update Bootable CD  (It's an ISO.  Burn it as an image, not a data file.)
README for BIOS Update Bootable CD
 
Z.
 

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Hi Community, I want to know if there is a way to update a BIos in a Lenovo 3000 N200 using Linux as an operating system. Thanks.Hope to hear from you.

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Hi,

I have only linux (antergos) on my Portage Z30-B-100, Does anybody know of any way to flash update bios?
Thanks

Answer:Portege Z30-B-100 update bios from linux

Hi

On the Toshiba EU driver page you can find only the win-based BIOS update version.
This means that BIOS can be updated from running system only and you need to run Windows OS in order to start the BIOS update procedure. Linux isn't supported in this case...

Here you can find the How to doc about the BIOS update
forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?82280

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Greetings! I'm Ubuntu user and I want to update bios of my SL500 laptop. How i do that using Linux? I can only find windows software for this purpose O_o

Answer:How to update BIOS in SL500 using Linux?

Hi jyri, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
You can use the bootable BIOS update CD:
 
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70040

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I am trying to refurbish my old T500 which is running Linux Mint 18.2 and I can't find the latest BIOS either to update the existing one or confirm it is current.  The output of dmidecode is: 6FET92WW (3.22 )
# dmidecode 3.0
Getting SMBIOS data from sysfs.
SMBIOS 2.4 present.

Handle 0x0028, DMI type 11, 5 bytes
OEM Strings
String 1: IBM ThinkPad Embedded Controller -[7VHT16WW-1.06 ]-Advice is appreciated.

Answer:How to update T500 BIOS under Linux

Hello and welcome,
 
If you're looking for the ISO download to check the version and perhaps install, it's here:
 
https://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html
 
Looks like it's v3.23 or 3.25.
 
Z.

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Hello,I am able to see/download Z510 BIOS files for Windods 7, 8 and 10 operating systems from Lenovo support site. I formated my drive and installed Ubuntu(16.4), any idea where I can find Z510 BIOS for Ubuntu/Linux operating system? thank you,EPanosian 

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Hi there, the latest bios-Version 1.23 is out since July, but the latest .iso version available is 1.21. Please update the iso so all the linux (etc) users are able to update

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Hello, i was trying to flash my BIOS with the 'BIOS Update Bootable CD ISO' download from the support page (see here). The offered .iso file seems to be empty but does have size of ~37 MB, as a result i can't boot from my prepared USB Stick.Does any one else faces this problem?kind regards, Chris

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Hi

I own a Toshiba Satellite A200 23Q (PSAE6) laptop,
my OS is Ubuntu 12.04 (but i have previously used Windows Vista, previous Ubuntu releases, and Fedora)

and i have a problem with the BIOS.

Is there any available download to make an update, or even downgrade? I d prefer the first version or at laest an old one, because i know it worked fine

thank you

Answer:Satellite A200-23Q - BIOS Update on Linux

Generally speaking Toshiba doesn't support Linux and BIOS update cannot be done under Linux. All offered BIOS updates are Windows versions and can be updated under running Windows operating system.

Out of curiosity but which kind of problem do you have with actual BIOS version?

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Hi all,

I have a 3 yo Toshiba Satellite A200-193 (PSAEC), bought in France, it was apparently not released in the US - or not under thos reference - because I can't find it in the Toshiba bios database. (I could post in a french forum but there is no such support :-/ )

The bios is a Phoenix,v1.30. This bios is known for having an inside bug, preventing unofficial and unpatched OS like linux to deal correctly with acpi (fan control in particular). The temperature is higher than it should be.

I tried to update my bios to 1.80 through the toshiba fr website, but I have and alert saying "This bios has to be used with Vista Only".
Okay, so this is purely scandalous considering specific OS instructions have NOTHING to do inside a bios, what are my options?

Has someone installed this BIOS? Did it end up correctly ?

Thanks a lot

Answer:Satellite A200-193 - BIOS update on Linux

Hi buddy,

Please don?t understand me wrong but Toshiba doesn?t provide any support for Linux. That means you have to search yourself for drivers or solutions and that?s the reason why BIOS update is only Windows Vista supported.

That means if you want to do this update you have to install the preinstalled OS from Toshiba, I think in this case Vista. Then you are able to update the BIOS.

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Hello,

How can I update my BIOS when I have only Linux installed? Your BIOS updates require windows.

Thank you for the answer

Answer:Satellite P100-437 - How to update BIOS on Linux?

Hi

First of all what notebook you have exactly?

Normally the BIOS can only be updated on Windows so you have to install Windows to update the BIOS. The point is that BIOS update is only possible on preinstalled OS and that?s not Linux. ;)

Alternative you can contact an authorized service provider. Maybe they can update the BIOS in DOS mode via bootable disk or floppy. It?s worth a try?

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How do I update bios when I use Linux?

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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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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 have purchased  Y700 with FreeDos OS, installed Ubuntu 16.10 with latest kernel.Hardware wifi network wirks fine, subbuffer is not wokring, but it is not critical. There is other proble, fan runs all the time.I read here that bios update can help, currently I have ...30WW  version, 52 is available for now. But there is no wat to update bios without windows install and it is crap! 

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Hello,

I want to change the following settings in my bios on my laptop Satelitte A110-180
* AHCI for SATA
* Disable IDE

But there are no such options.
So I thought maybe I have to update my bios.
I found the download page, but there are 2 options: Windows Vista or NOT Windows vista, but I want to dual boot windows 7 and linux.

Wich one I have to download, or is there an other option to change the settings?

Thank you!
Bart

Answer:Satelitte A110-180 - Update Bios for Windows 7 and Linux

Hi

Satellite A110 does not support such options (SATA AHCI).
The BIOS update will not help you!

Linux is not supported and therefore you will not find any special BIOS for Linux OS!

The both BIOS updates are for Win Vista or OS independent.
Therefore if you are using OS other as Vista then you should take the OS independent BIOS update!

But like mentioned above; both options will not appear after BIOS update!

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Hi there.

I manage an IT company, and some of our equipments are portege z930.

We use Linux as the main OS, and in order to use all HDD space, we've erased Windows partition.

How can I update BIOS from a Linux operative system? I asked in an official technichal support company, and they told me they use an special linux live CD handled by Toshiba.

I don't know if I can get this live cd somehow. If not, I'd like to know how to update our Bios without having to reinstall Windows OS.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Portege Z930: How to update BIOS having LINUX/UNIX OS

As far as I know on BIOS download page Toshiba offers Windows version only. Generally speaking Linux is not supported at all.
Try to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. Maybe they can obtain such special CD.

By the way: why you didn?t prepared machine (BIOS update) before you have started to install Linux?

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Any idea how I can update a C660 PSC0QE from linux? It runs really well, but the keyboard issue is very annoying.

Answer:How I can update a Satellite C660 PSC0QE BIOS from linux

You cannot update the win based BIOS in Linux!
You have to use Windows in order to update Win-BIOS.

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I want to update the BIOS of my hp t620 thin clients. It should be possible with Linux OS.But the files are missing: there is no flash utility and no firmware download. Only a Windows .exe file. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5404709&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=54 HP Thin Client System BIOS (L40 BIOS) (International)            

Answer:Thin client t620 Linux BIOS update

John___Smith Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but I don't have very good news for you ...THIS is the primary reason many folks retain dual-boot setups with both MS Windows and a Linux distro -- the apps that OEMs provide for updating BIOS only run in MS Windows, not in Linux. If you have an MS Windows box, you can install and run 7-Zip to uncompress the HP BIOS softpaq archives into the constituent files.  But then, you still need a BIOS flash utility to apply the updates, and HP does not supply one that runs in Linux.

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In attempting update the BIOS of my U300-153, which is described as OS independent on the download page, I find that the provided upgrade file in
http://support1.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-files2/0/bios-20090304140640.ZIP
does not include files to make a bootable CD, as described in the instructions at
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/faq.jsp?z=234&service=EU&from=faq_selection&CFID=B IOS&FID=TRO0000000b07
where Option 2 Step 2 lists the files which are in the zip, and these are required to make a boot cd. The files listed are not in the zip.

This forces me to use Windows. My Windows is broken and I daren't repair it, since Windows repairs destroy data (stated clearly on the recovery CD packaging) and Linux co-installations. My Linux is working fine, and I don't want the Windows anymore.

How then can I upgrade the BIOS? Either:
1. Use a true OS independent package (ie the promised bootable CD approach). I don't find such a thing here.
2. Reinstall Windows, thereby trashing the laptop.

Any suggestions?

Sincerely,
Aleksander K

Answer:Satellite U300 - How to upgrade the BIOS on a Linux system?

>How to upgrade the BIOS on a Linux system?
This is not possible since the BIOS on the Toshiba page is a win-based BIOS version and if you want to update the BIOS then you have to install the Windows OS and then you could execute the exe file?

Greets

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so, on start tap f2 as suggested in manual and many other board topics. does not work. neither does DEL. new machine win10 nothing changed in the settings.any suggestions?  tia













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Answer:swift 3 unable to enter BIOS with F2

try from windows settings:https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5831-boot-uefi-firmware-settings-inside-windows-10-a.html

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Hi,
My system specs: i5-2320
Motherboard: Dh61WW
RAM: 4 GB

I recently updated my Bios from 0048 to 0099. After update my pc dint start (many users had problem of boot failure after update to 0099). So then i updated it to 0109. Pc now works but since then my PS/2 Keyboard is not working partially.Tried updating to 0111 and 0113(latest at present) but still problem is same

When I start Pc, I can enter Bios menu by pressing the key, but once Bios opens, I cannot use my keyboard (surprisingly, usb mouse works in bios,vich, before update dint used to work.). Same with boot sequence menu,i can enter but cannot select nething as keyboard stops working. If I dont enter Bios or boot menu, I come to a screen where i ve to select the os vich i want to start (I ve windows 7 and ubuntu dual boot options) I can use keyboard to select an option i.e keyboard works at this point. If i go to ubuntu, keyboard works perfectly fine. But if i select windows 7, Keyboard stops working. In device manager, the keyboard option isnt seen only..

if i update Bios, Keyboard will work when it restarts 1st time after bios update, but if I shut down or restart again, It wont work. So,if i want to use a keyboard, I ve to update bios everytime i start pc( doesnt matter even if i install same version of bios).

Also, I tried resetting bios configuration via battery removal, jumper reset method but dint help. Installing windows 7 or windows 8 doesnt work.I already tri... Read more

Answer:ps/2 keyboard not workin in windows7 aftr bios update bt wrks in linux

Could you not use a usb keyboard? ps/2 are going out these days. There should be the old verison of bios on the manufactors website. Can I asked why you updated the bios?

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After updating to BIOS A15, the keys to my Dell Latitude E5440 get "stuck" again with Linux. This has been a problem for many frustrating months back when I originally bought it, then solved by a BIOS update eventually, and now back again with A15. A14 worked fine.

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Hello,On my laptop was installed ubuntu 17.10 which corrupted UEFI bios, right now linux loading with kernel panic, windows live cd shows "dead screen".I have  tried to reflash  BIOS  but it failed.I have techical problem during updating BIOS. I am using boot usb flash drive and lenovo update tool opens, but during update it shows error message:"failed to update secureflash is no in ROM", model of my laptop is t470p. I have tried to use  boot cd images, but they do not load at all and ISO image looks like empty. HELP HELP !!!!


























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Lenovo Releases BIOS Update to Allow Linux Installation on Windows 10 Devices

Back in September, complaints that reached the web (and even got confirmed by a supposed Lenovo official) claimed that installing Linux on a Yoga 900 was impossible because the operating system was blocked as part of a deal between Microsoft and Lenovo.

Both Microsoft and Lenovo denied that such an agreement existed, explaining that installing Linux was actually impossible because Windows 10 was running on a SSD locked in a proprietary RAID mode that could only be read by Redmond?s operating system.

And yet, following all this controversy Lenovo has released a new BIOS update for Yoga 900 that unlocks this proprietary RAID mode and allows the installation of Linux on the device.

?This BIOS creates an AHCI SATA Controller Mode selection to allow for the installation of the Linux operating system. This BIOS is NOT intended for use with machines running a Windows operation system,? the official changelog of the new BIOS version reads.

Drivers should allow Linux installation on any device
Lenovo confirmed from the very beginning that installation of Linux on its devices was possible with the right drivers, but the company didn?t say a single thing about updates that would be provided for the Yoga 900 Signature Edition.

?To improve system performance, Lenovo is leading an industry trend of adopting RAID on the SSDs in certain product configurations. Lenovo does not intentionally block cus... Read more

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I have the above mentioned Swift 3 Kaby Lake (i3). I had some disconnecting issues with WiFi on BIOS 1.01 that the laptop came with. Acer webpage suggested BIOS 1.08 according to my product SNID 65101294372 and I installed that. Now WiFi issues are more frequent, some trouble with headphone jack and Adobe Flash issues (crashes), too.Could you at Acer verify that I am using the correct BIOS?

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Hello everyone!

I've made my Sony VAIO into a dual-boot machine (Win7 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux) and I'm having trouble getting into the BIOS.

When powering up, even though I repeatedly press and hold down the DEL key it always goes straight to the GRUB menu:



And then when I select to load Windows 7, I keep pressing DEL but it goes straight to Windows.

It doesn't seem to matter how fast I am on the keys - I can't get into the BIOS.

I have a should I be trying to enter the BIOS before getting to the GRUB menu, or after?

Also, (and this may be irrelevant) I've checked my registry to determine what kind of BIOS I have (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / HARDWARE / DESCRIPTION / System ), where I found that the SystemBiosVersion variable = Sony - 20110905 BIOS Date: 09/05/11 11:20:58 Ver: 04.06.03

(I would have thought the BIOS would be something like American Megatrends!)

Anyways... is there any way I can get into the BIOS from Windows, i.e. after Windows has loaded? Do I have to remove Linux from my computer? I hope not!

Thanks so much for your help and have a great day.

Answer:can't enter BIOS when booting (Win7 / Ubuntu Linux dual boot system)

Best to keep in mind that the BIOS is completely different from ANY operating system. There is no connection between the two things, other than the BIOS handing off control to an OS.

You press DEL (or whatever key enters the BIOS) before any operating system begins to start up.
You can start pressing the key repeatedly (once a second) just as soon as you hear the POST beep or see anything happen on the display screen.
Once you reach the Grub loader it is too late. Start over.

You can't get into the BIOS from an operating system. You can only shut down and/or restart.
Nothing in the operating system's registry has anything to do with your system's BIOS, other than communicating with it initially.

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Hi
I can't update win10 on dell laptop after Microsoft release the cumulative update KB3163018. I tried many ways.
The sysyem doesn't close now.
I used sfc /scannow and it found some corrupt files but didn't repair some of them.
The update process stops on 100% and fails making "Undoing changes"

I'm affraid that the problem is caused by other operating system which is installed on this laptop. This happens some years ago with Vista Sevice Pack 2

Could anybody help?
 

Answer:KB3163018 win10 update on laptop with linux as other system

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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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Hi, The bios can see the hard drive but not the linux installer. I heard a lot about the BIOS sata mode.  Unfortuneatly there is no option to change it from RAID to AHCI or disabled. Will there be a BIOS update for this in the near future? Or is there another work around?

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Hi, The bios can see the hard drive but not the linux installer.I heard a lot about the BIOS sata mode.  Unfortuneatly there is no option to change it from RAID to AHCI or disabled. Will there be a BIOS update for this in the near future?Or is there another work around?

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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.

Hi,

Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

http://www.geforce.co.uk/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?

Cheers

Dave

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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 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'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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About a week ago I updated my video card with the Geforce Experience app but something went wrong and Windows went into low res mode plus Aeros stopped working as well and uninstalling the updates didn't help so I had to do a system restore but it didn't restore properly I've attached the error message but I did a little research and it looks like it has something do with (Linux) Grub interfering with the Windows restore process.
And I haven't noticed anything really odd with Windows except when I run CCleaner it says MS search instead of thumbnails. But how do I ensure next time I restore Windows it be interrupted by Grub should I try a third party system restore app maybe Duplicati?

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I receive an update failed error when trying to imstall the following update:HP Notebook System Bios System Update (Intel Processors) Failed to update Is there a way to succesfully update this? Is this a critical update? ThanksAnthony











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Answer:HP Notebook System Bios System Update (Intel Processors) Fai...

Hi @WildFan?, Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, I can give you the links to the downloads. HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors)Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver  Hope the helps.

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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 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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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 2.54.1.11, 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

'afternoon.
 
If you're sure you want/need the BIOS update, you can download it from your Driver Matrix:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?DocID=HT073832
I would recommend the Bootable CD version. I've never had a failed update with that method.
 
Regards.

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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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Hello together, i have a problem with our System X3650 M4 Server, Machinetype Model: 5462G2G. I downloaded an imm and an uefi update file from the lenovo website.First i updated imm through the imm2 website remotly.Update did go as planned, i restarted th imm2 and after about 5 minutes the new imm2 was working an accessible,Then i tried to update the uefi bios from version 1.01 to 2.31 , also via the IMM2 -> Servermangement -> Server Firmware -> Firmware upgrade option.I Uploaded the new file lnvgy_fw_uefi_tce128i-2.31_anyos_32-64.upd, then started the upgrade process. It went through fine, and after the sucess information i was prompted to restart the OS.After 30 minutes, the server was still in System State = running in uefi mode.When i checked back to the server management -> Server firmware rab, it said UEFI Primary, Status pending, Version 2.31.Then i "powered off" the server, and restarted it 5 minutes later. All status boxes are green, but system status is still in "system running in UEFI " Mode, it wont start with the OS (VMware) Does anyone have an idea how to fix the problem. The Server also has a secondary bank with the old bios version  1.01 , how can i switch back to this backup BIOS? Many thanks in advance, i am getting a bit desperate here. The server should be operational tomorrow morning again.

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Hi I updated my Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p tiny 3237-A1G to the BIOS version 9SKT59A.I use an OCZ SSD with GRUB2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot (GPT/UEFI) without any problem.After the BIOS update there was SecureBoot enabled and I couldn't obviously boot GRUB2.Then I disabled SecureBoot and changed the Boot order, but when I try to include the SSD with x it disappears in the list of the excluded boot devices but don't appear in the included devices. Now I am only able to boot via USB stick where a grub2 is also installed. I am pretty sure this is a BIOS bug!Anyone else can confirm that or solved such a probem? Cheersmijenix













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Answer:M92p Tiny - no Disk boot after update BIOS to 9SKT59A (dual boot Linux/Win7) GPT/EFI

Hello, I also have same problem on Lenovo M92p 3212-BL3 with BIOS version 9SKT39A. I use an OCZ SDD Vertex 2 with Windows 7 x64 only. The SSD disappears from the list on included and excluded boot SATA devices. The SATA ports still appears but with empty device.  It seems BIOS issue, hope Lenovo will fix this issue ASAP. 

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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 haven't even installed linux yet, or tried it on live CD. Currently I have a system running windows xp, ultimately I would like a system with dual OS (linux + windows). I plan to gradually become less dependant on windows, until I only need it for gaming purposes, if that. I have little idea as to how possible or impossible this dream of dual OS is, as I have searched google and the linux.com site for information yielding no definitive answer.

Ideally I would buy another hard drive, and install my chosen distro of linux on this, so that I have XP on one and linux on the other HDD. Can this actually be done? Would this form the basis of a workable dual OS setup? Ubuntu, Kubuntu and madriva are distros that look promising, having been recommended by zegeniestudios.net and gotten good press from Distrowatch.com. I can try before I commit and wish to, using live CD. Is this a no risk way of trying them?


Do all distros of linux require compiling of their kernels in order to achieve greatest effectiveness?

I run a PC I have personally built with an MSI K8 Neo4 motherboard(integrated AC97 sound), AMD 64 3000+ CPU, Belkin wireless network card(is used a lot for internet connection via router), GeForce 6600 graphics card, 450 watt PSU.

I appreciate help on this issue, its fairly urgent, would like to be able to know for certain how to go about switching to linux ASAP.
 

Answer:LINUX Question: want to install linux on windows xp system + few other questions

Yes, it can be done that way. You can either put it all on one hard drive, which can result in two broken operating systems for beginners, or on two seperate ones. Linux requires 2 partitions, so keep that in mind when setting things up. I've installed Linux both ways; I had to get creative for the 2 OS on 1 setup.

If you install on 2 hard drives, make sure Windows is installed first, then install Linux. If you use the linux boot loader, things should be easier in the end. Be sure to make a boot disk/recovery/emergency disk when prompted in the Linux install.

I had a friend who had a RAID 0 or 1 setup and tried to use a live CD on his computer and it broke his array for some reason. He ended up reinstalling Windows because of it.

It depends on what you plan to do with the OS, in respect to compiling the kernel. If there is a driver you want to add or a modification you wish to make, you may need to recompile.

On the topic of drivers, some distros don't come with wireless drivers for all cards. You might want to look into a wireless driver for your Internet connection before deciding on a distro. Either from Belkin (they might have) or native to the distro. Sound might also require a driver search.
 

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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.

thanks.

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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Helo,
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 HP.com 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 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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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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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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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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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.
http://dell.to/18r60nI
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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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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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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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

Answer:SOLVED - BIOS UPDATE "SYSTEM DOES NOT CONTAIN the NECESSARY ...

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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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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 https://www.acer.com/ac/en/CA/content/compare/NX.GKBAA.004-NX.GKKAA.009 $100 price diffference, but no noticeable difference in specs. Can anyone tell me if there's anything different between these two machines? Thanks,Reuben

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Ok I have HP Pavilion HP Pavilion dv6-7204es which became faulty after BIOS update ..just noise after powering it up no screen .the problem is when I use "HP system BIOS update utility " to create bootable USB ,the option to do so is not avalibe !!I dont now why!LIke the photo below:I have tried many usb sticks with no luckI downloaded the tool from the following linkhttp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp68001-68500/sp68425.exe  

Answer:HP system BIOS update utility not working

Hello @walidwithu?, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I came across your post about the BIOS issue, and wanted to help! First, try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes:HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as  "Accept as Solution" , this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!

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I have an HP450 G3 i5. I have a USB peripheral device that only works with Bios verison 1.06 on this PC. Problem is that the PC currently has Bios Ver 1.15 installed. When I go to update the Bios and Roll back tro an older version (1.06) no matter what I try, I always get an error message at teh end of the Bios Update that says: "BIOS Update Denied by System Policy. Cancelling System Bios Update" This PC has the UEFI. Can someone send me instructions on how to roll back my BIOS to 1.06 fo this PC?

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Hi,I have little problem with my the PC.I want update BIOS.My problem is version System Borad ID.I can not find version bios s 2213.Manual says should be equal System Board IDhttp://support.hp.com/sk-en/document/c00042629http://support.hp.com/cz-cs/drivers/selfservice/hp-15-r000-notebook-pc-series/6875200/model/7185648#...Only exist version System Borad ID0220DO220F0226C02334Where can I look for my version for my Bios.?????Thank you very much for your answer

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Hi all, I'm in a bind. I did a clean install of Vista, and then I ran ThinkVantage System Update. It pulled up the BIOS update as a critical issue (among others) and so I consented to install it. The problem is, halfway through the update process, it stopped responding. I gave it two hours, then, thinking that it might be okay (the updater hadn't gotten to "erasing old BIOS" or whatever...) I rebooted it.Four beeps and then nothing. Nothing. I took it to my university's ITS department, and they recommend a system board replacement. I can't afford that.I was wondering if there was a way that I could reflash the BIOS myself, or if I had to send it to depot, what sort of time and cost I am looking at. Can anyone advise me on what I should do?

Answer:Lenovo System Update fried my BIOS... What can I do?

Hello youŽre not alone, seems there are common problems with new bios update.Please look here RegardsAndreas

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When starting up my computer after shutdown it came up running BIOS update and after completion I no longer have internet or wirelss connection.  Wireless is working for other devices in my home.   Please help!   Thank you.HP Notebook 11085980 - EliteBook 8570pCore i5 3230M / 2.6 GHz - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / 8 Pro downgrade - pre-installed

Answer:System shutdown came up w/ BIOS Update running and now won't...

Hi!, @mllowry: Welcome, to HP Forum !.  Try with actualization the driver's, from ... http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-elitebook-8570p-notebook-pc/5212912 For Wireless interfase driver, is necessary what you indicate the P/N (Product Number). You can see, in one tag, in the rear case.

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TheHP Notebook System Bios Update neve seem to stop installing thou I have it running for more than 12 hours. I saw someone replied to another user to close the HPSA than restart. What is HPSA? Or What is the best way to get it install?I am on Window 10

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hello ,
i maya new user for this forum and launching m 1st question on my 1st day it self. i had p4 -845 ASUS mother board(bios ver 1.0), i worngly upated he bios till that system was n't boot. i tryed all options for restore but not succed, kindly help in resoring my desktop to previous worikng condition.

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I updated my bios on xp using the vista installer (probably a bad idea). Right after I updated, on start-up the system halts. Saying: Unsupported wireless network device detected. System Halted. Right now I can't do anything on it. Some help would be greatly appreciated.













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Answer:System halted after bios update (Y510)

This thread discussed the problem you are experiencing and provides a solution. http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=ideaPad&thread.id=2215

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BIOS update froze for more than an hour, So I foolishly pulled out the battery after trying hard reboot and that didn't work. I think I should try HP system bios update utility, the problem is that I've searched the whole of HP site and I can't find the software in this video: " https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t3S3KgcT-Ao ". Please where can I find this software for HP 655 e1

Answer:Can't find HP system BIOS update utility for

Hi @zavorfang Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for your post.   Personally, I do not recommend you update the BIOS unless you experience some issues with your existing BIOS and you are sure that the new BIOS will fix it. General recommendation I provide to users/customers is NOT to upgrade BIOS/UEFI unless they experience any kind of specific BIOS/UEFI issue. Updating just for updaing and just for using the latest verson is not solution. Any kind of update (no matter for what and who relesed it) can fix 2 issues but may introduce 10 more issues. Additionally, upgrading the BIOS (for any vendor) poses more risks because BIOS recovery is not that easy as compared to typical software updates IF something goes wrong. Same applies for Windows Updates, OS update, drivers updates, etc - upgrade/update IF you have issues which you know are fixed in the newer version or for some severe security issues. Otherwise, keep the existing version as long as possible.  With regards to the specific question and if you do insist on updating the BIOS and if you really need to do it, please follow these instructions in the official article >>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629Follow the method "when Windows does not start" >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629#AbT1 The particular file that you show a video of can be downloaded (product specific) from HP servers/web site >> http://sup... Read more

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Hello,

Have a Dell desktop, XPS 8900.

A pop up presumably from Dell says it wants to "update" my System BIOS.

Sounds scary.

Isn't the BIOS the complete "guts" of the OS ?
Whys should an update be necessary ?

Should I do it ?

Thanks,
Bob

Answer:DELL Wants To Update My System BIOS: Questions On, Please ?

The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) is the chip that controls your system during boot up until it is "transferred" to the OS itself.
(That's a nutshell description, but should suffice here).

It is not the OS, but the SW "Guts" of your computer (Motherboard).

Whether or not to upgrade:

First, what does the update correct? They should list that info, or link to it.

In general, I'm the type to always update the BIOS if a new firmware is released, that said though, my mainboard has three separate BIOS's that I can switch to, so if one is borked by an update, or changes I make, I can go back to the original (I leave one on the original for that purpose).

If all is well on your system, you do not have to perform the update at all, and that may be the best advice I can give you, especially if you are questioning it to begin with, but if you are willing to do it, depending on what it may change for your system, it may be worthwhile.

I'll review it and post later, or others may chime in as they see fit.

UPDATE: I checked the Dell site for your system, but don't see an update for today, that's not to say anything malicious is going on, but can you give more details on the pop up?

What version it wants to update you to? Etc.
You could also boot into your BIOS and give us the version you are on, if you are several versions "behind" the most current one, it may also be beneficial to do it, again depending on what I outlined above.

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Hi, i purchased the HP Pavilion 15-ab150sa last weekend and have had lots of problems since getting it. Kept freezing and dropping WI-FI connection shortly after logging on. I found there were 6 updates needing running that wern't automatically showing until i scanned for them in HPSA. Its taken me 4 days to get most of the updates to actually complete and it seems to be working much better now however, I have one update for HP Notebook System NIOS Update (AND Processors) that keeps failing... Any ideas? Please keep it simple i'm not very good with technical info. :-) Greg 











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Answer:HP Notebook System BIOS Update (And Processors)

Hi Greg, Try the following. If the bios update is still running in HPSA, click the Stop button. Close HPSA, restart the notebook, then download the Bios Update from the link below and save it to your Downloads folder. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp75001-75500/sp75199.exe When the download has completed, close any other open windows and programs, then open your Downloads folder and double-tap the installer to start the process.  The actual flash will occur when the machine restarts - do not interrupt this in any way, even if nothing appears to be happening for a while - when it has completed, the machine will load into Windows as usual. Note:  If the option to Update shows as being 'blocked on this device', you will need to Contact HP regarding this. Regards, DP-K

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This is not a critical issue for me, I am just a little OCD. My system is an 8305-N9U. About one year ago, I flashed my BIOS to "24KT55AUS". Now my serial number and system type are shown as invalid. The box is currently working fine under UBUNTU 8.04 but I just do not like seeing error messages, hence the UBUNTU versus Windows. Is there a convenient method of flashing BIOS or updating this information under LINUX? Thank you in advance for your time and efforts. Robert













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Answer:System Info blank after BIOS update.

My fault everybody.  I just wasn't thinking.  I completed this task via the command line options.  

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