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BIOS update gone horribly wrong! HELP!!!

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

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

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Preferred Solution: BIOS update gone horribly wrong! HELP!!!

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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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Well while in the middle of flashing my brand new, 1 day old, ECS 761GX-M754(3.0A) motherboard to fix the fan speed report bug,I accidentally kicked my power surge switch to the off position.. Yup, god hates me.. lol The only thing is I still can get into the BIOS, I'm able to see it posting, I get the POST beep than it says ( "CHECKSUM Error" please press "F1" to enter setup)or something similar to that. Well when I enter the appropriate BIOS settings, hit Save and Exit, it'll reboot, and start the process over, its like it wipes the BIOS clean when I reboot.

Ive flashed the BIOS in windows due to no floppy drive, I called ECS tech. support and they told me it was OK to flash on windows.

Anyone have any ideas on how to help me out?
Thank You SO much its greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:BIOS flash gone horribly wrong..

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Hi everyone, I recently tried flashing my old laptop (Sony PCG-XG39) and something went horribly wrong. During the flashing process, the laptop just shut down. Then when I tried turning it on, it was basically dead - no POST, can't boot from anything, etc. Can someone please give me suggestions as to what I can do to salvage my laptop? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:BIOS Flash Gone Horribly Wrong

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I've just finished putting my sisters PC together & installed XP, no problem. I registered an internet account for her (Tiscali no monthly fee 56K). The PC has no problems connecting to the net but after about 3-5 mins an error message appears saying it is going to shut down the PC. The message contained something like this:The shutdown was initiated by NT Authority/system.Then it goes on about a Remote procedure call (RPC).I've had enough of computers, I'm going to take up fell walking.Cheers.Steve.

Answer:It's all going horribly wrong!

Afraid you've contracted Blaster - the patch must be installed before connecting to the Internet for the first time.Type Blaster into the search box for the fix.

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Hi

Fired up my laptop tonight and it comes up with found new hardware - windows needs to install driver software for your network controller.

I have no idea what this means clicking on 'locate driver software' is fruitless as I have no disc nor can i get on internet......

Please can you help

Charliesmam
 

Answer:It's all gone horribly wrong

what make and model is your lappy please ?
 

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My computer has done something that I have never seen before. My monitor came up with the "out of range error". Normally thats pretty easy to fix and I wouldn't have a problem with it, but then it decided to get worse. I powered the computer down, and when I tried to reboot it failed horribly. The normal mobo startup logo came up, i got the load successful beep, and then the colours went nuts, like when your gc dies or gets dislodged. After that the screen went black, and little lines of colour flickered over the screen occasionly. It stayed like this for about 30-45 seconds, and then it beeped, the same beep as before, and restarted itself. The same thing continues to happen in a loop, and there just nothing i can do. I thought it might be just the gc and out of range deal that went wrong, but i booted into safe mode, and the gc was set as low as it would go, so fixing the out of range problem became a little harder. I havn't tried a different monitor yet, but I'm going to give that a go as soon as I can get my hands on one. That still doesn't solve the problem of not booting though. BIOS doesn't seem to want to open up either, my computer is intent on doing this loop thing. I'm so very confused, and can't think of anything to do at all, apart from trash it and start over. Any ideas? I'm stumped
 

Answer:Something has gone horribly wrong with my computer

If you have tried to clear the CMOS and the boot problem is still there, replace the power supply first
 

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I was reformatting a computer today, everything was going smoothly when i got a prompt saying 'winserv.dll' can't be copied or something along those line. Then i tried to start the reformat all over again, but it said 'NTLDR missing' press ctrl+alt+del. What to do now? Please help!  I also have a question, how do i know if i should delete the existing partition or over write it. Oh yes, OS is Win xp.

Answer:Reformat gone horribly wrong!

1) How are you performing the format? 2) How many partitions are there?3) Which partition are you formatting?

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I don't know whether it was my cleanup attempt or the product of the malware itself. System had been running slow but not "that" bad due to strain of resources from little disk space.

I cleaned up the drive and got some space back but got less and less connectivity to the network and internet. I show partial connection to the network using network magic (Came with my router) although I cannot access any computer except my own.

I have a fair knowledge of computers since I used to own a shop. It's been awhile since then and I am retired but I figure it's like riding a bike right?:confused

I started by looking in all the obvious places, ie HKLM/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/run and so forth and found nothing wrong went further and googled PEV.exe missing and comres.dll found bad from combofix. I have used combofix before so I understand how to use it but I could be wrong. I have also used other fixes with positive results but again since I'm no longer tech-ing I guess you can chide me for being amiss in my actions. I have my logs ready for your perusal upon need.

Thank you in advance for your time, I know how precious that commodity is.:wave

Da Kookbug
 

Answer:Cleanup horribly gone wrong Help!

UPDATE:

Please remove this message from the queue. I have found my hard drive to be at fault. Seems like I didn't goof after all. Please consider this thread closed and once again thank you for your precious time.

Da Kookbug
 

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Hi All,Equipment:ASUS M2N-MX SE PLUSAMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+Samsung HD160JJ2 x Samsung DDR2 1gb 667 MemOptorite DVD RW/DVD ROMI'm a first time poster to this forum and need some help on attempting to build my first PC.I got all the bits and bobs together early on saturday morning and set about slowly putting them all together, no problems so far.Now the fun begins,After loading my XP disc (SP1 - SP2 software on seperate disc). The PC went through the format of the new drive and onto the installation. As soon as it got installing the 'Start Menu' the computer shut down! No re-boot, no error codes, nothing. The power just cut dead as if there were a power cut.I spoke to some friends who stated that I should have installed the SATA driver, which made sense at the time.So I started again, pressing F6 when prompted and installing the 2 drivers that were available to me taken from the ASUS disk provided.Into installation it went, same result as soon as it got to the 'Start Menu' stage.Fiddle sticks!!!!What was expected to be a simple install was now turning into a nightmare. Over the Saturday and Sunday I tried, tried and tried again, all to no avail.I decided to download the HUTIL utility from Samsung to test the SATA HD. This took a good couple of hours to do all of it's checks and then showed an 'ECC Error' which prevented me from doing a low level format.I have spoke to the vendor about my Hard Drive and they have agreed to an exchange on the basis that the HD was fualty.In the m... Read more

Answer:First PC Build - Going horribly wrong!!!!

Hi Thanks for the long post very interesting!! :-DIt seems to me something there is overheating when you put the computer together did you apply thermal paste on the CPU??? OrIt could be bad Ram search for memtest on google.Good luck.

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So I have had this computer for ever so I don't really know how this happened. I want to delete a partiton on my hard drive but in Disk Management it shows that the partition I want to delete has got system and is active. On the current partition I use also has Boot, Page File, Crash Dump. I was wondering if I could move the files from my D drive so I can delete it. It would also be good if I could move the system files that I don't need in my C partition to the System Reserved.

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It all started out on a cold winter's night....

I got an error as soon as my desktop appeared saying .NET Framework Initialization Error and something about requiring version 2 of Net Framework. No other info given. I closed it off and no other symptoms. However I found it very strange that this error was on the Administrator account as well as my wife's but NOT mine.

So, I did a Norton Ghost restore to last week (the entire HD)....I have used this in the past when I do something wrong or want to go back and it has always worked like a charm....not this time.

When the restore was finished and I logged in, it said something about recovering part of the registry from a log file and that it was succesful. Strange, but OK. Now a whole bunch of my programs are crashing:

1) Spybot pops up with some corruption errors.
2) I cannot start Firefox. When I open it, I get a strange long message in a window for about 2 seconds, then what appears to be a command prompt window flash very briefly then nothing.
3) When I try and click on Add/Remove Program and select one for remove, the same Command prompt window flashes very briefly then nothing.
4) Same problem with regedit
5) I can use IE7 but when googling, McAfee Siteadvisor comes up with an error saying that a certain dll is not a valid windows image. I had several of these "Not a valid windows image" errors pop up as soon as I rebooted from the restore. Now this is the only one left.
6) CCleaner w... Read more

Answer:Restore Gone Horribly Wrong

Try doing the Norton Ghost restore again. It may be that some data got corrupted during the previous restore. These things happen.

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Hi guys

I'm running vista with an 80GB HD (16GB free) and 1GB RAM.
Shortly after installing Coldfusion and MySQL I noticed how my startup time had gone from pretty fast, to about a whole cigarette and a cup of coffee before and applications would begin to run. I had a look at my proccesses, and I'm using about 700-800MB RAM with no apps running. I have set CF and MySQL to manual startup, and stopped all other services that I felt I could get away with (having limited knowledge) but it seems to have made no difference whatsoever.
I am reading as much as I can about memory management and services, but am also wondering if there is possibly some malware at work.

Would really appreciate it if someone could help me try and get a handle on this, as having my RAM maxed out is no good when using graphics and web designing apps. I have attached my 'ATTACH.txt' file and will post DDS log below.

Thanks for taking the time to read this.
DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by James at 2:30:37.69 on Thu 12/25/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.63.1033.18.1015.245 [GMT 8:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081125-1] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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Answer:Not sure if infected but something is horribly wrong

Welcome to BC

Honestly, that setup really isn't meant form developing. Most Vista basic pc's are designed for minimal computing. Mostly for internet surfing, email, word processor, and other low cpu use activities. We can try and clean up some startup stuff. Let me know though. Finally, 1GB of memory is a little small for even Vista Basic.

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So I have had this computer for ever so I don't really know how this happened. I want to delete a partiton on my hard drive but in Disk Management it shows that the partition I want to delete has got system and is active. On the current partition I use also has Boot, Page File, Crash Dump. I was wondering if I could move the files from my D drive so I can delete it. It would also be good if I could move the system files that I don't need in my C partition to the System Reserved.

Answer:My Partitions Are Horribly Wrong

Your boot files (system partition) should be E:, the 100mb System Reserved Partition. Use EasyBCD to move the boot files to the 100MB system reserved partition:

EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

Changing The Boot Partition

Once you boot your computer and disk management shows the System Reserved partition as "System" and you are booting OK, then you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard free to delete the D: drive Partition and expand your C: drive to fill the space (or repartition however you want).

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

I know there are Windows command line commands that you could use to establish the BCD on E: drive (system reserved partition), but would not be able to tell you what they are until I was at home later today.

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So I have had this computer for ever so I don't really know how this happened. I want to delete a partiton on my hard drive but in Disk Management it shows that the partition I want to delete has got system and is active. On the current partition I use also has Boot, Page File, Crash Dump. I was wondering if I could move the files from my D drive so I can delete it. It would also be good if I could move the system files that I don't need in my C partition to the System Reserved.

Answer:My Partitions Are Horribly Wrong

Your boot files (system partition) should be E:, the 100mb System Reserved Partition. Use EasyBCD to move the boot files to the 100MB system reserved partition:

EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies

Changing The Boot Partition

Once you boot your computer and disk management shows the System Reserved partition as "System" and you are booting OK, then you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard free to delete the D: drive Partition and expand your C: drive to fill the space (or repartition however you want).

Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

I know there are Windows command line commands that you could use to establish the BCD on E: drive (system reserved partition), but would not be able to tell you what they are until I was at home later today.

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Hello, so my friend gave another person his 512MB RAM DDR which I believe is 400Hz or something of the sort.
The person's computer has in total 4 memory slots, 2 being used with two 256MB RAM sticks and the other 2 free.
So we took off the cover, completely powered off the computer by unplugging and everything and inserted the 512MB stick into the free slot.

Then we turned on the computer and we heard a few beeps at the beginning, and just a black screen saying "no signal". We said ok, no biggie, that must mean that it's just incompatible. So for a last try, we tried putting the 512MB stick into the other free slot, after that, screen appeared but quite f***ed up looking and some quick text appeared "memory failure... blablaa more text".

We turned off the computer, took off the 512MB stick and powered the computer on again hoping that everything will work as normal since we took off the incompatible stick but it just kept on saying "no signal" on his monitor and there was some weird popping noise coming from his computer ever since.

We have no idea what just happened and what to do. If someone here knows what the problem is and how to solve it without buying anything new that would be great, I don't feel like paying for that guy's repair..

The 512MB stick by the way had a sticker with something of the lines DDR400 and then 500MX оr something like that. So we thought the "DDR400" and the "400" on h... Read more

Answer:Something went horribly wrong after RAM placement

Make sure the other RAM sticks are inserted securely into their slots; if one stick is kind-of inserted, then you'll get the No Signal displaying on the monitor when trying to boot.

I would also recommend trying to clear the BIOS settings. Do this by unplugging the computer from the power cable, press the power button a few times to discharge any remaining power in the power supply.

Remove the small silver coin battery on the motherboard for about 30 seconds. Then reinsert it, re-plug into power, and try to boot up.

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Hello.

I was doing a favor for a friend trying to install Windows 7 Professional SP 1 on a Windows 8.1 Acer Aspire E1-527 laptop. I did my driver research, backed up the files, disabled the Secure Boot and enabled Legacy BIOS. Then I installed the OS, and it seemed to go off without a hitch. After it was installed, though, it wouldn't start. I see the Acer logo, it goes to the black command line like screen that's just before the OS loads, then the display turns of for a split second, I see the Acer logo again, and the process repeats until I hold the power button. I've re-installed the OS three times. Same result. Make matters worse, the backup medium is corrupted, and when a tech-savvy friend took a look at it, I'm pretty sure he deleted the recovery partition, because it's gone. I have her personal files, but I can't restore the previous OS, and I can't load from this one. If I put in Hiren's Boot CD and tell it to boot from the hard drive, it goes right through, which confuses me to no end. I installed the drivers, restored her files, and installed her requested applications, but it doesn't do me any good because I still can't get into the OS without Hiren's somehow bypassing whatever is going wrong. I've tried restoring the MBR from a working computer; no change. I've tried making sure that the partition is active using MBR Wizard; no change. I'm running out of ideas, and my friend really wants her computer back. Since I've lost the ability to go backward or forward, ... Read more

Answer:Downgrading the OS went horribly wrong.

Sounds like the HDD or video isn't being initialized correctly with the native win7 install. It could be that you need to install SATA manually under AHCI it may be trying to defaulting to IDE emulation mode. meaning the bios is demanding AHCI under the OEM bios and the way 7 is handling it is native IDE mode and for some reason it's not allowing you to boot. Just a theory.

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Hi. I had/have the Adware.Look2Me parasite. I did not know about Kill2Me until right now. Through help with friends and on other sites, I ran the following steps to remove it. Unfortunately, I went a step too far and now my entire windows desktop/start menu will not appear.

Below are the steps I took and attached is my HJT log. My computer now will turn on and load up but once I click on my name, windows will make its startup noise, hold at "Loading your personal settings" for much longer than usual, will start up with the normal background but no start menu and no desktop icons (or the typical loading processes.)

CTRL ALT DEL will bring up the task manager, which runs. I have selected many programs from task manager and they basically seem to work fine. I have tried to run "explorer.exe" from task manager and the start menu briefly appears and then disappears just as quickly. I do not know what to do.

Here's what I ran notice/earlier, before all this latest trouble. Please note that I am on a backup computer - with the above trouble on my target computer, I cannot connect to the internet from it. I ran HJT on the target computer from task manager and reproduced the log as attached.

**Random Windows Explorer Error** Address bar is checked as being visible, but its invisible. I never noticed this before...but the address bar in IE is missing too. Address bar in Firefox is unaffected.

1. Ran Ad-aware SE
As instructed in the "B... Read more

Answer:Look2Me removal gone horribly wrong

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Right now you are at a point where you need to seek help in the Software Forum not in the malware forum. Perhaps a System Restore would help but I'm not sure about that. It all depends on exactly what you deleted. Maybe you can create a new user account and copy various (only certain files may apply) info that still exists for the account that has been corrupted. Again that is just a guess. I'm not exactly sure of all things you may have removed but obviously as you already know, you removed stuff you should not have. I can see two files that you listed that are Windows OS files:

sporder.dll <--- Sporder.dll is a file used by programs to work with the Windows LSP chain. However sometimes malware uses this name. So it depends on where you deleted it from.
wpa.dbl <--- this is your Windows Product Activation database. See http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,1151566,00.asp?rsDis=Windows_Product_Activation_(WPA)_for_Windows_XP_-Page007-11079
 

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Hello, so my friend gave another person his 512MB RAM DDR which I believe is 400Hz or something of the sort.
The person's computer has in total 4 memory slots, 2 being used with two 256MB RAM sticks and the other 2 free.
So we took off the cover, completely powered off the computer by unplugging and everything and inserted the 512MB stick into the free slot.

Then we turned on the computer and we heard a few beeps at the beginning, and just a black screen saying "no signal". We said ok, no biggie, that must mean that it's just incompatible. So for a last try, we tried putting the 512MB stick into the other free slot, after that, screen appeared but quite f***ed up looking and some quick text appeared "memory failure... blablaa more text".

We turned off the computer, took off the 512MB stick and powered the computer on again hoping that everything will work as normal since we took off the incompatible stick but it just kept on saying "no signal" on his monitor and there was some weird popping noise coming from his computer ever since.

We have no idea what just happened and what to do. If someone here knows what the problem is and how to solve it without buying anything new that would be great, I don't feel like paying for that guy's repair..

The 512MB stick by the way had a sticker with something of the lines DDR400 and then 500MX &#1086;r something like that. So we thought the "DDR400" and the "400"... Read more

Answer:Solved: Something went horribly wrong after RAM placement

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Hi, new to forum, scoured internet for 2 hours looking for solution...please help

HP touch smart IQ500

Intel duo 2.15ghz
4GB DDR 2 RAM
Nvidia 9300m gs video

Here is my issue


I got windows 8 from Microsoft. Formatted my hard drive, and was going to dual boot it with windows 7. Anyway, winDows 8 was conflicting with my Nvidia 9300m gs card. I read that if you start in vga mode, it helps. I did that, but couldn't get into vga mode at the right time.

I then went into msconfig, and changed the windows 8 boot to boot in safe mode. *When I did that, it started up, and said that it could not install in Safe Mode. When it reboots, it does not give me the option to choose between win 7 or win 8, it just goes back to that loading screen, and hangs. *I try pressing F8 after BIOS Spash, but nothing happens. It sucks, the one time I buy an upgrade, I don't get a disk, and can't boot from it.

Really not sure how to get around this thing from trying to continue installing.

Any Help is appreciated.

Answer:Windows 8 install gone horribly wrong

The reason that people could dual boot the pre-release of Windows 8 was that it was a full version. You can't do this with an upgrade and the Windows 7 you upgraded from.

In order to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8, you either need a full version of Windows 8 (not an upgrade) or have two Windows 7 licenses, one of which you upgrade to Windows 8.

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I decide to save some energy by trying out hibernation in 7 and it bites me in the ass.

I click to wake the damn thing up and I get a BSOD saying a fatal error occurred in hibernat.sys during hibernation, so I restart it, go through 3 screens about restoring due to a fatal error, and when I finally get logged in some phantom Drive A appears which is supposedly a floppy disk drive despite the fact that I don't even have one and it proceeds to spams me with messages to format it and restart.

I scanned for viruses and I'm not finding squat so I'm awfully confused about what's going on here. Google has also failed me.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Hibernation goes horribly wrong

Mind giving the exact STOP error code?
 

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I'm a complete beginner at computers so bare with me. Yesterday, I was coping with a redirecting virus that would redirect me to stupid fake ads. I downloaded numerous programs such as TDSKiller from Kaspersky and the one from symantec(I forgot the name). In the middle of my scans, my laptop BSOD'd. I tried to start it again but once I pass my login screen, I bsod again. In every mode, including safe mode it would still bsod after 5 seconds after the login screen. I tried using system restore in safe mode with command prompt by typing rstrui.exe but it said, that my system restore has been disabled(WHAT?!). Now I'm out of ideas to help save my laptop. What should I do now to fix this?
 

Answer:Help! Redirect virus gone horribly wrong!

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Hello!

I've got a bit of an issue on my hand.
Windows was being re-installed on my laptop from the partition. Unfortunately, the laptop shut off for unknown reasons - it was on charge and had a full battery, flipped open, and uninterrupted but it still shut off. Since then, I've not been able to get it to do much else but to start Windows, only for it to then tell me that apparently it was switched off during installation and asking me to reboot. Which accomplishes nothing but the same message all over again. So, as it would seem, it's not possible for me anymore to actually install the OS off the laptop itself.
Now the real issue is that it doesn't seem to install from discs or usb drives anymore either. Half of the time it will not open up the file at all from a disc or usb, although I did get it to boot Zorin OS off a disc once. Or well, almost; It showed that the kernel image was possibly damaged which is a known problem for certain Ubuntu ISO's, apparently.

I would hate to throw away a perfectly fine laptop (hardware wise) just because I can't figure out how to run a working OS on it and I'm really hoping to find a solution. Preferably I'd like to keep using Windows, especially since I've paid for it. If not, I'd be quite content using a Linux OS too of course.

Thank you very much for reading.
If more information is needed please let me know, as I'm nigh computer illiterate and wasn't too sure what information I should provide and what information I should leave ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Re-install went horribly wrong

Run a Startup Repair 3 times, one after the other. Can you now boot normally?

Startup Repair

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OK so yesterday my boyfriend tells me to go try windows 8. So I go online download the release preview thing. Prior to this I was running windows 7, my computer was custom built by my boyfriend. I have all if my install disks except for my windows 7 disk. So I download and install windows 8. After the install got to the point of restatying my computer and asking me for my windows email address and such. It went to boot up and said it hadn't successfully installed I can not get it to boot windows 8 and I tried to do a restore point but apparently my computer never made one so now I put in my only operating system disk I can find which is for XP but it just tries to boot from it and I get the bsod it never even lets me get to the point of deleting partitioned space so I can just start over. Now my computer is a very expensive paper weight I put all my files on disks before I started this so I'm not worried about losing information I just need to get to a point that I can delete the partition. If some one can offer some advise I would greatly .appreciate it.

Answer:Windows 8 install gone horribly wrong please help

First things first I would suggest getting GParted to format the drive and get it ready for Windows 7.

GParted Usage Tutorial - Tech & Computer Forums

The next thing you need to do is download Windows 7:

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Get the version that matches the serial you had when it was installed last time. If you dont know, ask your boyfriend what version it was and the serial for it. That way after you install Windows 7 again you can get it activated.

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Hi I was/am infected by the Worm.Win32.NetSky virus. I've used your website before and had fantastic results, so naturally, I came here first to try and fix the problem.

I was following your instructions on removing malware. I successfully completed steps 1-5 of the READ & RUN ME FIRST Malware Removal Guide. I was up to step 6 which is the actual cleaning procedure. I followed step 1 exactly as it was written, so I began step 2. I installed, configured as per your instructions and ran SUPERAntiSpyware, which found about 45 issues. At the end I cleaned whatever it found and was told to restart the computer. Well upon restarting, it boots up ok but when you get to the blue XP welcome screen and hear the logon sound, then almost immediately you hear the logoff sound and find yourself at the account selection screen. I only have one account on my computer so i clicked it again and the same thing, it logs on and off.

I can't even logon to my computer at all...HELP!!!
 

Answer:Malware Removal Gone Horribly Wrong

Some malware is now corrupting system files. So when SAS removes an infected file, it may compromise your ability to boot. Please try doing the below:

How to recover from a corrupt registry.
 

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So... I had that mllmn.exe or whatever problem. Saw someone else had it fixed and thought I had it.... Then... blammo! All these pop-ups keep appearing on the internet, I lose my start bar... all sorts of wrong. I'm just wondering if you have had this one before.

Here's my log for reference fyi:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:02:27 PM, on 1/31/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
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Hi all,

Well for once it isn't me that has dropped a clanger but my 9yr old son.

He has been asking for his PC to be upgraded from 2000 pro to XP (apparently his life won't be worth living if he can't have Football Manager 2008 for his birthday - which of course won't play on Win 2000) and I said I would look into it.

To cut a long story short, unbeknownst to me, my son was given an XP disc from one of his classmates (!) loaded it up and managed to boot his PC from the CD Rom - God knows how.

Anyway, the end result appears to be that he now has both OS's on his PC. When you first switch on a question appears asking if you want to open up in 2000 pro or XP.

If you choose 2000, all looks fine, all the previous settings appear to be just as they were. If however you choose XP, that also appears to be fine, except for one thing - the graphics. On looking at the settings the colour quality appears to be running on only 4bits, with higher grade options not available.

So, my question is; how do I get rid of the Windows 2000, so he can use XP? and will this cure the graphics problem ? (I'm assuming that having both the OSs on there is what is causing the problem).

Oh, he has 256MB RAM, and a pentium 4 running at 1.7GHz
 

Answer:Upgrade from 2000 to XP has gone horribly wrong

Well I must say for a 9yr old to to be able to get a xp cd from a classmate is great job on his part lol.

But I'm sorry to say...256mb of ram isnt enough really for XP let alone playing NFL 08! 1.7ghz is laptop speed. PC should be above 2ghz. But anyway I suggest if he must have the game get a new pc for him. If you cant it sounds like a graphics drive problem. I had it happen to me once. I upgraded from ME to xp with only 128mb of ram and what a mistake that was! I had to install Nvidia driver.
 

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i brought a new advent 7109b in february this year ,,all was fine till yesterday it just went slow then real wierd ive been trying to sort it but it wasnt getting any better so i did system recover today which is built into the system ,but im horrified it now wont boot im just getting the error saying NTLDR IS COMPRESSED ,,,press ctlr alt and delete ,,but it just keeps restarting , oh my god i spent hundreds on this please please help me please ,,

i have no xp cd it didnt come with one as its all built in ,,,,,please help me guys
 

Answer:Solved: oh my god please please please help new laptop gone horribly wrong

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Ive had a novatech computer with Vista Home Premium which was bought in march 2007. it become bloated and began to slow right down and develop problems so i decided to do a repair and reset it to the factoryy settings, all was going well it went thru the process the came a command promt window with the message...YOU MUST NOW RESTART YOUR COMPUTER PRESS ANY BUTTON TO CONTINUE, which i did, nothing happend so after 10 mins i click the restart button that was shown in the little window that came up with the original repair option. however after the restart the message then told me there had been a problem and there were items missing from the registry which meant it was unable to start the boot sequence, i tried to get to the original repair option but this had dissapeared, it mentioned the recovery cd to repair missing files. the problem is i never got a repair cd with the unit when i bought it. so what the heck do i do now???? obviousl there is a hidden partition with the O.S on it but how the do i access it as every time i restart it just goes to the message to either try starting in safe mode which along with all the other options doesnt work, it then goes back to the screen saying the registry files for boot are missing. please help im compleatly stumped. thank you in advance

Answer:Novatech computer repair gone horribly wrong

Sorry I can't help personally, but have you tried contacting Novatech, they are a well known and respected firm, usually, as I understand it, very helpful.

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Rapid growth in the "Internet of Things" space means two things. First, it means that everything we own will soon be Internet-connected. Second, it means that hackers will soon have access to everything we own, by virtue of it all being Internet-connected.



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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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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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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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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,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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Answer:bios update gone wrong

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

Answer:X61s BIOS update gone wrong.

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

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

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

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Hello everyone!

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

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

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

The laptop is: Satellite pro U400 PSU45E

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

Every idea can be useful!

Thank you very much

Excuse my english

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

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 - BIOS update went wrong

Hi mate

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

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

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

Good luck!

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I have 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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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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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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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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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

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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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Answer:Bios Update Gone Wrong. URGENT HELP NEEDED

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

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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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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





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

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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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Might explain the missing webcam.
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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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Prior to the update, I was able to run Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Outlook, etc... all at the same time with no issues. Now, my machine is slow in general, and if I have 2-3 programs open at once it crawls.

It also takes MUCH longer to boot up. I probably should have rolled back the change, but I didn't associate it right off the bat but it's gotten worse. I've gone 2 months or so now, installed other programs, and I'm not sure what to do.

Don't know if there's something I can post to help find the issue.

Thanks for the help and support.

Lands

Answer:Since XP update, my machine runs horribly

hello & welcome to TSF,


now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


also


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps ... Read more

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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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I disabled indexing options and defender hoping that would solve it. It didnt :/

I really dont know whats causing it. I even reinstalled vista in hopes something was just screwed up and i couldnt figure out what caused it but the same problem happened again.


Im hoping that there are others out there that have found this to be true on their system or at least help me figure out whats casuing it.

As for things running here is what i have running while playing BF2:

Xfire
AVG Antivirus
Windows Sidebar


Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Recent update for vista from WU causing BF2 to lag horribly?

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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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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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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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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...

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













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

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

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Hi there again!

Now with a new and weird matter.

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Fenix,

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

Maybe I can help you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

best regards,

Maurice

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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

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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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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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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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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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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