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X61s BIOS update gone wrong.

Question: X61s BIOS update gone wrong.

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

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Answer: X61s BIOS update gone wrong.

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

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I was applying the BIOS update 7nuj21uc and sadly the laptop shut itself down during the write. I'm not sure if that update would have even corrected the rebooting problem, but it now only boots to a black screen with no logo and cycles without POST. Are there instructions to reset the bios so I can re-write it from the bootable CD? Thanks in advance. 

Answer:X61s Random shutdown during BIOS update - Need help!

Bump. Does anyone know how to recovery the BIOS on an X61s?

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Hi,I just run the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility from the latest ThinkVantage System Update.As stated by the BIOS Update Utility I closed all my applications and proceeded. I selected  Update ThinkPad BIOS". Then the BIOS Update Utility froze during the process (it displayed that it is now writing the backup file of the old bios). After some time a window from Windows popped up and said that the program hangs and closed the BIOS Update Utility.Now I am not sure if the BIOS on my notebook is in a healthy state or not!So I tried to do the update manually again. I downloaded the ThinkPad BIOS update utility from the Lenovo website [1] (Version 3.24). But when I start the BIOS Update Utility and select ?Update ThinkPad BIOS? it shows me an error message:  Driver Loading failed.

The Utility cannot proceed. My ThinkPad is a X61s (7666-B4G), running Windows 7 SP1, 32bit  Any recommendations what I can try next?Is it safe to reboot the computer, or is it bricked now? Kind regardsThomas [1] http://support.lenovo.com/de_DE/downloads/default.page

Answer:X61s Bios Update Tool crashed, ThinkPad still running what to do now?

The system did a reboot and now it is finaly dead. When it was still running i tried different methods to do new clean reflash of the bios but could not find any solution which worked. Is there still hope to recover the ThinkPad? 

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BIOS update utility - ThinkPad X61, X61s, Reserve Edition A new BIOS update is available on Lenovo site for X61. Is it worth updating and will it solve overheating problem. Please let me know those who tested it.  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67982 Regards.  

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.delmartian.com/nullpoint...0C1F5-0xC1F5-C1F5-BSOD-CLFS.SYS-KB946084.html

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

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

Answer:Bios Update went wrong

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

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

Recovery Disk 32 bit

System Recovery Options - Option 2

Startup Repair
 

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Question: wrong bios update

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











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Answer:wrong bios update

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

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

Answer:BIOS update, what can go wrong?

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

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

Answer:Bios update gone wrong

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

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Question: wrong bios update

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











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Answer:wrong bios update

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

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

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

Answer:Bios update gone wrong

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

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Hi, i was wondering if anyone had any advice.

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

many thanks

Hachi
 

Answer:BIOS update went wrong, need help please

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

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

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

Answer:BIOS update gone wrong

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

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

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

Answer:bios update gone wrong

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

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

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

AMIBIOS (C) 2005 American Megatrends, Inc
MSI 945PL Neo A7236IMS V1.9 Date: 08/07/06 08:05:52
Intel (R) Core(TM) 2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz , Speed:
(C) American Megatrends, Inc.
63-0100-009999-00101111-080706-Lakeport-1AAA000-Y2kC

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

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

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Hi

I hope this is posted in the right place.

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

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

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

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

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

I have tried resetting the CMOS but to no avail.

I am seeking advice on what I can do.

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

Any advice would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:BIOS update gone wrong

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

Answer:something wrong after bios update

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





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

Answer:T410s Bios Update Gone Wrong

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





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hi --

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

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

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

another method intel gave for flashing was to download & copy this .bio file to a cd, put in into the drive of the target machine, and boot it up with the bios configuration jumper off, to force it into recov... Read more

Answer:bios update gone disastrously wrong

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

http://www.biosman.com/about_biosman.html

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



 

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Hey.

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

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

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

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

HERE

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

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

Hello

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

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

On this forum you can find many interesting threads about that. Have a look into this one http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=131925

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

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

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

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

Make sure you have it configured correctly in your bios.

My guess is that it reverted to default settings.
 

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I have been recommended to do a BIOS update on the above machine. I think the existing version is 1.30 and the correct replacement is 1.70 (I think this refers to PSA33E: [http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tools/eula/info_eng2.asp]).

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

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

Thanks

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

Hi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi,

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

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

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

Good luck
bye

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

Can anyone help me out please?
 

Answer:Bios Update Gone Wrong. URGENT HELP NEEDED

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hi,

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

Thnks

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

Hi

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

Greets

Message was edited by: jeka-israel

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

Ps, i have a Satellite A210-16F PSAELE

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

Hi,

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

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

http://web.telia.com/~u43311424/crisis-recovery-disk/

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

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

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Hello everyone!

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

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

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

The laptop is: Satellite pro U400 PSU45E

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

Every idea can be useful!

Thank you very much

Excuse my english

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

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 - BIOS update went wrong

Hi mate

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

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

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

Good luck!

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

Lowkei
 

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

A great big OUCH!

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

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

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

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

Hello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

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

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

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

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

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

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SATELLITE A80 - 135 SP (sp is for spanish ?)
model PSA80E-04C00JSP
Ser 55XXXXXXK

windows xp sp3 spanish

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

downloaded bios-20070709170816.zip from toshiba spain
http://es.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=ES

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

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

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

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

thanks

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

Hi

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

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

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

Bye

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





Thinkpad W520, 2720QM, Crucial SSD M4

Answer:W520 BIOS update reporting wrong version.

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





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

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 Hi. I wrongly installed the BIOS for T400 laptop thinking it was for "T400 series". So stupid, I know. The link of the wrong BIOS is http://support.lenovo.com/ar/es/downloads/ds014989.The right one is http://support.lenovo.com/ar/es/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t43... The computer now shows totally black screen when on. No BIOS nor boot. The buttons lights do the same as always, they turn on and then off on the energy start. After some minutes, the cooler start working. So I think it's not totally dead, is it? Anyway, is there a way to install the correct T430 BIOS and have the boot back? Thanks in advance

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

Answer:Ideapad y510p wrong BIOS update GT 755M

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

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Hi

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

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

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

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

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Regards
lejoe

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

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

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

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

Greets

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Hello all,

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

Good luck , mine was still on warranty.

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Anyone try out the new BIOS version available for their X61(s)?It's available right here:1) BIOS update utility v.2.14 - update from within Windows (XP/Vista).2) BIOS Update v.2.14 (Bootable CD) - burn the ISO to a CD and updated the BIOS via CDSome new fixes/updates available in this latest version:Version 7NETB4WW (2.14)(New) Security function was enhanced.(New) Firmware update of Intel AMT ME.(Fix) Data transmission speed of CardBus and 1394 device gets slow.

Answer:New BIOS version (2.14) out for X61/X61s

Just an updateInstalled this on my X61 7675-92U and the BIOS installed fine, no problems at all, in fact I've noticed two things:1) Much faster transfer rates in the SD slot (haven't tried the IEEE1394 yet)2) System seems to be running cooler than before - ran BIOS 2.07 beforehand.Anyone that has transfer rate problems (slow)( with earlier BIOS versions may like to consider this update.Cheers all!Steve

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Question: X61s BIOS Options

Is there anyone out there know the best setup options or pros/cons of the BIOS options recomended for X61s? I couldn't find any documentation. Processors L7500 and L7700 combined with Centrino Pro provides performance and security enhancements but I noticed some of these options were turned off in Default BIOS settings. Anyone has any recomendations? Thanks and Regards

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

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

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

I assume this is your notebook and these are all the drivers and BIOS available for this notebook model:
http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/support/computers/satellite/l850/pskdla-0c900r/download

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

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

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Even though the picture is of a lock and a hdd (the boot up protect password according to manual) bypassing this by entering no password takes me into the BIOS but I am unable to change any options as it is in user, not supervisor mode. Has the previous owner set a supervisor password and the only way to bypass this is to send it in to Lenovo? Presumably this involves some expense, as it does not seem to be covered by warranty.

Answer:X61s BIOS in user mode

You got it right. The previous owner locked the BIOS with a Supervisor password.I'm not sure that you'd like the expense of Lenovo fixing this for you, since it would call for a motherboard replacement.My option would be to contact the previous owner and see whether they still have the password, and if not, try to return the machine.Good luck.

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Hi All, I've come across claims in some BIOS related threads that one of the X61s BIOS versions brought a higher fan speed (resulting in a louder noise). Where can I find more information about it and in particular which exactly BIOS version changed fan operating pattern and why? Thanks in advance, Dmitriy





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Hello all, I have a SL500I have upgraded to windows 7 home premium yesterday,so i just got all my the software and Lenovo applications updated since i need to reinstall all of them.I also came across with an update on the bios, so i proceeded. I originally had a password set, its the one that I need to enter soon after I switch on my laptop,NOT that one use to log in and out of windows. ( I am not sure if its called the BIOS password)After updating the bios, i was asked for a password when it reboot, however it didnt take my original password anymore. I am not sure if all passwords get erased after updating bios, if it did, i dont get why it still asked for the password when i reboot.  As i kept trying and kept getting the password wrong, i got this message " system halted"After that, the system just reboot again, and from this time on, it never asked for any password when I switch on my laptop. Everything still runs fine, HHD didn't get formatted. But then there is one problem, I can not get into bios now. Would anyone have any ideas what happened to my laptop or solutions to the above situation, please comment and advise. Your help will be much appreciated.Thank you.  

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Hello, just bought x61s (type 7669) and want to know whether (and how) I can set fingerprint login for power-on password.ThanksOn Lenovo web I found only "BIOS password (also known as power-on password) replacement is currently available on select ThinkPad notebook systems"  which is not really helpful for me   Message Edited by snowbuk on 08-06-2008 09:19 AM













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:BIOS password (power-on password) replacement by fingerprint on x61s

 I am looking for an answer also. Does anyone know if the X61S 7669-3KG supports this ?

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I've got an X61s, and I just installed two 2 gig SODIMMs of PC2-5300 667 MHz memory..... The Bios shows 4 gig installed, but when I use the System function in the Control Panel, it only shows 3 Gig.... Any clue what's up? Thanks in advance.... Matt

Answer:X61s Bios shows 4 gig memory, System Prefs shows only 3....

Yes. You're using a 32-bit version of XP or Vista, which can only use up to about 3GB max. Install a 64-bit version if you want to use all 4GB.

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DISCLAIMER: Spelling and grammar impaired.I think i spelled that right.

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, 2497 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
installed memory: 8.00GB (3.24 GB usable) <--dont ask X86 (ddr2)
system type: 32-bit operating System
OS: Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer: Gateway <---might be the issue
System Model: FX7026
System Type: X86-based PC
Hardware Abstraction Layer: Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
~~~~~~~
motherboard: intel corp DG33SXG2
chipset p35/g33/g31
SMBIOS Version 2.4
BIOS: intel corp. DPP3510J.86A.0437 <--- issue...this bios seems to be for the DG33bu but even worst it is for vista/xp
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/1506...ecUpdate04.pdf
~~~~~~~~~
video card: (bfg tech) GeForce gts 250... not that it matters i have it overclocked to
core:750
shader: 1836
memory:1120,
Usually it maintains a temp of 45 in idle,75-80 in game max setting. but at time of error it was factory set. yes, i know that is a bit on the hot side.
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Two weeks ago i could run Skyrim (game, only using it as a base for performance diff) on full detail with a good number of mods. Not any issues, aside from moments of lag from graphics jump/FPS. i moved the computer into a different room. There was no dropping or banging around of unit. On reboot i get the blue screen of death...(this ... Read more

Answer:bios error 1283, wrong bios installed... i think.

shameless bump?

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DISCLAIMER: Spelling and grammar impaired.I think i spelled that right.

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz, 2497 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
installed memory: 8.00GB (3.24 GB usable) <--dont ask X86 (ddr2)
system type: 32-bit operating System
OS: Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer: Gateway <---might be the issue
System Model: FX7026
System Type: X86-based PC
Hardware Abstraction Layer: Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
~~~~~~~
motherboard: intel corp DG33SXG2
chipset p35/g33/g31
SMBIOS Version 2.4
BIOS: intel corp. DPP3510J.86A.0437 <--- issue...this bios seems to be for the DG33bu but even worst it is for vista/xp
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15063/eng/DG33BU_SpecUpdate04.pdf
~~~~~~~~~
video card: (bfg tech) GeForce gts 250... not that it matters i have it overclocked to
core:750
shader: 1836
memory:1120,
Usually it maintains a temp of 45 in idle,75-80 in game max setting. but at time of error it was factory set. yes, i know that is a bit on the hot side.
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Two weeks ago i could run Skyrim (game, only using it as a base for performance diff) on full detail with a good number of mods. Not any issues, aside from moments of lag from graphics jump/FPS. i moved the computer into a different room. There was no dropping or banging around of unit. On reboot i get the blue screen of death...(this is the ... Read more

Answer:bios error 1283, wrong bios installed... i think.

It would either need to boot far enough to load the new BIOS via floppy/USB, or the BIOS chip would need to be removed and flashed.
 

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

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

Hello and welcome,
 
The older versions of the BIOS are located at the bottom of the download page:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-Edge-laptops/ThinkPad-Edge-E5...
 
Z.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi there again!

Now with a new and weird matter.

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Fenix,

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

Maybe I can help you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

best regards,

Maurice

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













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

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

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

Thanks,
Jim

Answer:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

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

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Question: wrong bios

I have a msi k7t266 pro motherboard. I am using a duron 1300 processer. When the computer boots up it reads it as a duron 1500 xp. I have tryed resetting the cmos several times but this didnt work.

Answer:wrong bios

Well, if it is a problem for you, you may need to flash the BIOS - but don't do it lightly.What does windows read it at?Have you tried CPUID / Aida32?

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Question: Wrong Bios??????

So i'm having a little trouble with my audio and because of this i thought flashing my bios to a newer version (2002 last flashed) might help out the situation. The funny thing is i download the newest Bios from the ASUS website and then try to EZ flash them and it tells me i have the wrong version, so i decided to use an older version (but newer than what i'm using now) and it still doesn't work. What could be the problem here? Any suggestions would be appreciated? Thanks in advance

Answer:Wrong Bios??????

you sure you downloaded for your mobo?
http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us

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My mobo: MSI K8N Neo Platinum (MS-7030)

My BIOS stopped recognizing my USB keyboard and I've been having other minor issues and craptacular performance so I started mucking around to figure out what the problem was.

I ran SIW to get the info on my BIOS and it appears that I am running:
Phoenix-Award WorkstationBIOS v.6.00PG, NVidia 42302e31

When I checked the MSI website to see if there was an update, it shows that the BIOS that matches my Mobo is: Award BIOS v.1.9

Questions:
Can someone help me confirm that I am running an entirely wrong BIOS?
If I am, than will it will be a major pain in the rear if I flash to the correct BIOS? i.e. will I need to completely reload Windows and everything else?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Am I using the wrong BIOS?

Many motherboards can actually be supplied with different BIOS. Have you checked in tha manual to see if more than one is listed?
You should also find the manual as a pdf on MSI website if you don't have it.

If you do decide to change the bios remember to use the option to save the existing so you can flash it back if the new is worse than the old, as sometimes happens.

No you will not need to reload Windows. The flash utility you download from Phoenix/Award runs from a floppy and does not affect the hard drive.

Final thought, If your pc was working, and now doesn't why do you think upgrading the BIOS will help? Have you made any other changes? Have you checked the motherboard battery? I would find out why the USB stopped working before upgraing the bios. It may be that the existing is correct but corrupt and you need a fresh copy from MSI.

If you need help with any of the procedures, post again.

Hope this helps

Studio T
 

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Question: Wrong bios

Hi
I seem to have the wrong bios installed on my computer.

my mother board has onboard graphics which have not been used (but did work) as there has always been a better graphics card in the agp slot and the onboard disabled.
the graphics card is now playing up and I would like to go back to onboard graphics but it is no longer displayed in device manager,
I have checked in the bios and can see nothing about enabling it,
I have tried removing the graphics card and plugging the monitor into the on board vga socket with no effect.

over the years the comp has been reformated a few times.

I have tried installing the drivers from the mb disk but there is no VGA install button on my mother boards disc's menu although it shows it in the mb book ?
It appears that the bios I have is for the basic mb jetway (P4XFM) and mine is the (P4MFM) but when I try to replace the bios it says it does not match.: and will not install

sorry this is so long winded but any (polite)sugestions would be much appreciated.
many thanks
pete

XP pro, 1 gig ram, Jetway P4MFM m/board.
 

Answer:Wrong bios

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Question: Wrong Bios

My brother thought he needed to update his bios from the Compaq site for his 6025 RSH Compaq. He didn?t see were to save the current bios version. He downloaded the version that was there and now the computer will not boot at all. The error message is memory module larger than 512 MB is not supported. How can we get the original bios installed? Or fix this problem? The current memory is 1 Gig
 

Answer:Wrong Bios

The most obvious solution that comes to mind is to borrow a memory module 5123MB or smaller, install that, and then update the BIOS with the correct version.
 

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

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

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

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I have an Athlon XP2000+ running on an ASUS A7V8X-X motherboard - operating system Windows XP. When booting the PC frequently (not always) returns a wrong CPU speed setting and enters the BIOS setup prompting a change - in fact (as far as I can see) the settings are correct for the XP2000+ ie 1.667 ghz; 12.5 muliplier; 133/33 etc - so I change nothing - exit the BIOS and carry on - Windows starts no problems and everything works fine - is this just something I have to put up with or can I get rid of this message.Any thoughts?ThanksCambrai

Answer:Wrong CPU speed in BIOS?

Sounds a bit strange. As a long shot you could try making a minor change (to something) in the Bios, saving the change and then going back and correcting the change and save again - just in case the 133 is not sticking

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my T40p laptop was wiped and reinstalled with WinXP w/sp3 and noticed it's getting flakey on the boot ups.  Meaning the "IBM logo" splash screen sometimes will not appear and have to do a few power cycles.  After seeing some notes that the newest BIOS will solve some known issues, I managed to update it but realizing that the Embedded Controller is also required.  Created a Diskette upgrade after downloading the latest version - 1rhj10ud.exe.  In the middle of the Writing the embedded controller upgrade process, waited 20 mins and still no sight of progress.  Did a power cycle and now the system just powers up and nothing on screen.  the "circled Z" and "Battery" icon only stays lit.  Need help in how to redo the Bios/Embedded Controller.  Much thanks.

Answer:BIOS with T40p gone wrong - HELP -

i'm in the same situation of this thread: http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/topic9435.html

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Hello, I have accidentaly flashed wrong bios to my Thinkcentre E50 8774 77G computer, now when i turn on the pc, there is no video signal and fan starts spinning at full speed. I have made bootable floppy diskette with MS-Dos and awdflash recovery, but there is no response from floppy drive. Sorry about my bad english.

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I mistakenly installed the wrong bios update on my computer now it won't boot to any drive so i can install the correct update
Is there any hope?
MOBO = Asus P4G533 LA made for HP code name Echo4
 

Answer:installd wrong bios

You might want to ask at the site that specializes in BIOS questions.
http://www.wimsbios.com/index.jsp
 

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Hi there, i got a new laptop from asus, unfortunatly it came with vista, i wanted to roll back to xp, but it blue screened on setup, after speaking to asus they said i needed to update my bios and it should work, all the instructions are on the website, so i followed them, however the whole process failed, as far as im aware i have erased the old bios, and havent mounted a new one. I am now stuck, i daren't turn the laptop off, in case it doesnt ever start up. Their helpline is now closed, is there a way i can mount this bios file i have without hving to turn off the laptop, please help.Thanks

Answer:Updating Bios went wrong

Is this the procedure that you followed click here

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Question: Flashed wrong bios

Hey i need some help i was updating my motherboard with a new bios but i choose the wrong model

My mother board is a Gigabyte K8N Pro and i used the bios of a K8N

Now i cant upgrade it i dont know what to do

I tried to take out the battery but that didnt work

The worst thing is the pro version has dual bios and the other model doesnt so there is no option to restore it

Could i take the backup chip and put it in the normal chip place?

But i need some help doing that
 

Answer:Flashed wrong bios

I forgot to say i can turn on my pc perfectly and do everything but im lacking the extras the Pro version has
 

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Hello.I bought B590 a few days ago(the laptop has i5,and nvidia 720gt).I notices that my nvidia card on device manager is with yellow line,means that the computer finds some problem and not works.I try  open nvidia control panel and says that nvidia isnt connect to screen.I try to update nvidia card but nothing happens.I try unistall all intel and nvidia cards and install again but still no solution...The solution was to install the bios of B580(1.16 version) instead the 1.06 versios which seems to be the official for B590.Then the laptop has no problem to see nvidia card.Can you check please?Why is it happens? 

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ok, i have been plagues with troubles with my vid card (nvidia 5600 256 meg) i have been on the phone with the tech people from BFG tech where the card was made, there last resort was to have me update my bios. well i did that and it didnt and now i get a checksum error and it ask for a disk, i went ot the Aopen site and pulled the dos based flasher( didnt i mention that i used the windows based one before.. hmmm well now i cant boot the machine and the wondows based flasher come up with a checksum of 62EBH and just sits and does not reflash the chip with the biosupdate? and suggestions before i try out my new 410 shotgun?

Jason
 

Answer:bios flash gone wrong

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see pictures, poster is having a problem getting a win2000 disk to boot
 

Answer:Anything wrong with these bios settings?

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Not sure if this is the right section for this post but here goes anyways. I have a compaq R4000 laptop in which I had previously been trying to diagnose a problem with erratic BSOD's. During the course of diagnosis I had found through another thread that one problem was a possible video card driver error, during reboot I had noticed that I had gotten a bios error of some sort, never seen it before and I didnt get to write it down. The bios error only happened once and the computer was able to post into windows after a reboot. After reboot I had downloaded and installed an older version of the video card driver I had, thinking maybe the newest version had some bugs in it and I downloaded a brand new updated bios firmware flash, apparently I had an outdated bios by two years. Thinking that the error was somehow related to an outdated bios firmware I had gladly dowloaded the program to flash my bios. The instructions seemed simple, just run the program and what not and it was pretty self explainatory. I did such to encounter that about 10 percent into the flash I had gotten an IRQ_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD. I literally flew off the handle because I knew that that was the end of the story for this laptop. Sure enough after a hard reset I had a no post condition with a blank screen, no bios startup, no nothing. I had noticed that it was seeking the Dvd-rom but that was about it. I was furious at this point because I had not had any BSOD problems for a good 3 or 4 boots an... Read more

Answer:Bios flash gone wrong

I have removed the hard disk and dvd-rom to factor out any boot problems, still to no avail.
 

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hi, i updated my gigabyte ga-7va bios earlier but i used the wrong bios file, i updated to the hacked ga-7vaxp bios, my computer runs fine except my floppy disk controller and my ports dnt work, my monitor also decides not to work now and again afta i restart or turn me pc on. also when booting up it stats tat my mobo is a ga-7vaxp now and to check system health.

i updated my bios using gigabytes @bios tool and saved my previous bios b4 i did. ive tried to run @bios agen and use my old bios but it just stops on 48% all the time :/ ive downloaded other ga-7va bios updates but cant get these to work either :/

im kinda new to all this updating bios thing, any1 got any ideas of how i can put my old bios back on?

ta
 

Answer:updated to wrong bios :/

All the Gigabyte boards I've known come with DualBios which does a backup of your BIOS before flashing it. Now, maybe it wasn't such a good idea to keep trying to flash it non stop. Once the first flash failed, you should tried to revert to the old BIOS.

What you should try to do now is go to the Gigabyte website, look for your board & get an OFFICIAL BIOS & try to update using that one.

& never, ever, ever try to fiddle with that again.
 

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H/W diagnostics info:
Windows XP Personal Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Manufacturer: Acer
System Model Aspire L100
Board model: FC51PVG
Motherboard ID 12/28/2006-nF-C51PVG-6A61HFK7C-00

BIOS vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BIOS version: 6.00 PG, Release date: 12/28/2006
Chipset: nVidia C51G

windows XP homeED SMBIOS Version 2.4

everest shows Award BIOS Message This BIOS is exclusively for Acer only <R02-A3>

when i look at the bios utility before it boots using the (delete) key shows;
system bios ID r02-a3

this system is a desktop not a powerbook or laptop.
acers website suggests It will either be
ASL100-R01-B1.bin for systems that have R01-?? BIOS ID
or
ASL100-R03-A4.bin for systems that have R03-?? BIOS ID.

yes many times i've acessed my bios its been showing weird tempatures and unable to view simple bios/cmos summary screens?

any help? ty b4 hand
 

Answer:wrong bios installed?

It's very unlikely that the machine would work at all with an incorrect BIOS. Everest tries to access BIOS features from a Windows environment and has varying success with it. I wouldn't worry about anything that it tells you, or necessarily believe it.

If your machine has no problems, you are in dangerous territory trying to make changes to BIOS.
 

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Good day everyone! I hope someone will help me out with my problem.I have an acer aspire laptop (4752zg). I flashed a wrong version of bios from version 1.xx to 2.xxnow my laptop only turns on but no display. the fan and usb port seems working so i tried the crisis disk but it didn't work i think i'm missing something. can you please help me out of what exact files do i need to put in the flash drive to restore my default bios. I also send my laptop to acer service  center but it cost a lot and they have to replace the main board so i decided to get it back and repair it myself. 

Answer:Bios Flashing Gone Wrong

Google service manual aspire 4752zgThe manualslib result will help you

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I need help fixing my computer I installed the wrong BIOS so every time i trry to turn it on it wont boot u i get a blue screen and the computer keeps restarting i already tried system restore and safe mode but safe mode wont even boot up im using a Toshiba Sattelite l505d-s5965 Here are the specs of it Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 Specs - Laptops - CNET Reviews I would like to know if its possible to make a bootable usb and reinstall bios from it please help and thanks for your help.Im using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

Answer:Wrong BIOS installed.

If you messed up the Bios it needs to be flashed to the right revision

are you even able to get a post screen ? if not then Im not sure if clearing cmos would help

I would call Toshiba tech support they might be able to give you a bios to install


Question though why would you update the bios ? especially on a Lappy most of the time when you buy a Lappy pretty much leave as is unless the update is super important

Most of the time updated Bios updates compadible cpu's or updated memory controler not work wrecking your unit over

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I've tried every possible channel and master/slave combo to get my BIOS to recognize a second HDD's D drive's full capacity (250gb) but no go. There's no Bios update and it seems to be stuck on 57gb when it used to recognize it fine. BIOS recognizes my 250gb system C drive OK. How would I find the proper settings to edit both?ThxXP Pro

Answer:Bios and HDgb wrong

could a jumper have come off? some drives have a lower rating for some purposes and the jumper disables it.

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Plz Help!! Dnt Kno Which Bios Setting Is Wrong!

Okay I got a nice new 10,000 RPM SATA hard drive recently and when I installed it, it wasnt showing up under My Computer so I did a clean install of XP and now im running windows off of it so it seems to be fine, now the prob is when I was trying to get the HD to work in the first place I was messing with bios settings making sure SATA was enabled etc... now in that process im pretty sure that I messed something up cause now when I play a graphic intensive game my comp will randomly reboot.

I know this isnt something wrong with the hard drive or any other hardware and just a setting problem because when I first built this comp I had the "EXACT" same prob and a friend fixed somethin in the bios and now I cant get ahold of him.

I repeat this is not an issue with my graphics card or overheating or anything cause my comp has been fine for almost a year after the bios was fixed the first time.

Thanx sooo much. This is sooooo frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are my specs.

This is my exact GFX Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814102361

This is my exact MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-127-184&depa=0

This is my exact proc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-103-377&depa=0

This is my exact memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-146-969&depa=1

This is my exact HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...-144-160&depa=0
 

Answer:Plz Help!! Dnt Kno Which Bios Setting Is Wrong!

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I updated the BIOS on my ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe mb. I used the latest updater (2.11) and BIOS file (1021). The updater worked fine but when it was thru, a msg came up saying "checksum error." I rebooted it and it just read the HD. I shut it off & restarted and the BIOS screen came up & had a msg about overclocking being messed up. I haven't overclocked it. I tried to reset it to default & went in & set some other stuff but to no avail. To even get into the BIOS screen I have to shut it off & start it from scratch. Anyone know how I get it to boot again??? Thanks.

Erik
 

Answer:Updating BIOS gone wrong!

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Ok heres what happened. I decided it was about time to flash my BIOS, so I downloaded the latest software for my abit a17 mobo that included an auto flash program.

So I clicked on the autoflash thing and it did its stuff then restarted the computer. However on restart the BIOS couldnt boot up windows, it said somthing along the lines of "Windows failed to load this is due to a recent software or hardware change" it then gave me options like start in safemode, start from last working settings, start windows normally.

Now when I select the "start windows normally bit" the Windows xp load bar comes up and loads a bit but then freezed ansd restarts the computer, the same thing happens when I try the "last good settings' option.

So I thought that the flash may have failed and tried to flash manually, using a boot disc with AWDFLASH.EXE and the BIOS.BIN file, i tried doing the alt f2 thing and it seemed to be working until the last sector which it was flashing then it crashed.

Now I left yet agian with the windows will not load error.

Specs are as follows

Intel Pentium 4 - 3.2 prescott
ATI Radeon 9800 pro
Seagete Barrauda SATA 80gb
Abit A17 mobo.
Windows xp Home

Can anyone help me please?
 

Answer:Please help me, Bios flash went wrong

I think I've fixed it, turns out I didnt reconfigure my RAID SATA controller properly in setup, oops.

This can be deleted then, thx.
 

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I've just dowloaded this update: BIOS Update for Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit & 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit & 64-... but when I've executed de .exe file a lenovo message says it's only for lenovo nano so my question is, is it the right bios for my  100-15IBY laptop? 

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I have an AMD 3200+ (400Mhz, Barton Core) 2.2GHz CPU on my system. The CPU multiplier setting for this is, as it has always been, 11x. Following some recent computer toubles however the BIOS has suddenly started reading my CPU as only a 2800+ and will not allow me to set the multiplier above 10x. (Hence, 2.0GHz.)I have already tried the latest BIOS update, which did not work. Then I went back to the orginal BIOS. Still no change (so I went forward to the latest BIOS again.)What is going wrong here--and how can I fix it?Regards,Danny OH

Answer:BIOS reading my CPU wrong.

Do you know the make, model and bios versions of the motherboard?

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Hello i have the m30x with ati radeon 128 mb
but the new bios 1.60win give the wrong size rom error when i wil install the bios.
is here a solution for or is the rom file the problem. the bios 1.30win is ok

Answer:new bios m30x wrong size

i've tried updating it on my M30X with ATI as well but no luck. It comes up as wrong ROM size too. Maybe i should try the traditional method and see how it goes.

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