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

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 can't recall exactly, but I think {on 2012-09-22 evening I've left this PC with at least one account logged-in with many programs running online, locked (fast user switching screen), and then found the PC non-responsive in the morning, so I had to power off it - it was frozen.}What I remember well is - on 2012-09-23, when I've turned on this PC for the first time and logged-in with my account (member of Administrators group). While it was still finishing loading the taskbar icons etc., I hit Win+L (fast user switching is enabled) and logged-in to another account (member of Users group). Right then a bunch of previously unseen "AVG Identity protection - threat detected" messages started to appear:C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - atkkbnt.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault". Then another message showed up:C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - amdtools.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ (or was it C:\Windows\system32\, don't recall exactly) - bufadpt.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Program Files\BIOS Update\BIOS Update\Award\ - BS_Flash.sys, threat name: Unknown. I doubt I have ever seen this folder before on this PC. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Games\0ad\binaries\system\aken.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - BIOS.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - BS_I2cIo.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - IOMap.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ (or was it C:\Windows\system32\, don't recall exactly) - ati2sgag.exe, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - EIO_XP.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".Then AVG asked to reboot to finish the removal. I've let it to go rebooting, but I've paused the BIOS post screen and switched the PC off so I could research about what should I do next. I was suspecting that booting process could infect the BIOS (and/or MBR).After researching online with the keywords from these messages I was still puzzled. While searching about if rebooting is risky if you suspect having a BIOS virus (especially AWARD BIOS virus), I've even found out that it's possible to infect multiple PCs, BIOSes and drives while switching them from one PC to another, and this can happen during booting process too: the boot process scared me so much, I decided to disconnect the drive and add it to another very similar working WinXP SP3 system to investigate it in as much offline/read-only mode as possible, and to make a backup image of the drive - since it has a lot of valuable data and configuration, and so that I could undo any "fixing" I make to it if I do the "fixing" wrong. I've then connected the "infected" drive together with the "clean" one, and booted from the "clean" disk (by choosing the boot disk in BIOS/POST boot order). Then I made a Macrium Free image of the "infected" drive.I've found quite a few files in Program Files\BIOS Update\BIOS Update\Award\ on the disk, not only the BS_Flash.sys file.I've then checked and found all the suspected files (mentioned above) in their locations, made a backup copy of them on a flash drive, and scanned them on - all of them showed clean.I've scanned the whole disk with AVG Free (updated via internet on the same "clean" PC) and MBAM (updated, with AVG realtime protection disabled), and with a freshly installed Avast (updated, with AVG realtime protection disabled). All these products didn't find any viruses in these files. Only Avast has found these:\pagefile.sys - win32.small-dqc [Trj] (surprising; but maybe it's because I was examining the hard drive while it was not running an operating system? i.e. AVG antivirus definitions file or virus signature files could have been left in pagefile.sys after shut down, etc.?)html.iframe-dz [Trj] and html.script-inf - I think these were in some *.txt and/or *.htm* files in Temporary Internet Files folder (I can check Avast logs to be more exact if needed)I have then decided to try and delete manually all the files that appeared in any virus scanner until this moment; also, I've deleted the whole "C:\Program Files\BIOS Update" folder. I have a backup copy of all these files on my flash drive. Some files were locked, so I deleted them via MBAM built-in fileASSASSIN, and rebooted (all while in the same "clean" PC, so the infected drive's OS had no chance to access MBR and BIOS).Then I've put the suspected hard drive back into the original PC with the Wireless network addon card removed (so this PC has no network connection now, for safety), tried once to turn it on and boot from it on 2012-10-06. I was hoping that the missing "bios", "update", "flash" and other similar files would help to not infect BIOS (and/or MBR).Windows booted successfully. After logging-in to my account (member of Administrators group), I've found this "AVG Identity Protection" message:--Threat removal completed: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atkkbnt.sys, summary: 1 process terminated, 10 files deleted, 1 registry key deleted.--When I clicked Show details, the following showed:--Details of threat that was determined to be malware: atkkbnt.sys, time of creation: 2012.09.23, 14:10:03, full path C:\windows\system32\drivers\atkkbnt.sys, Details: 1 process terminated, 10 files deleted, 1 registry key deleted. Processes terminated (strange that these are almost all in caps characters - here are they, case-sensitively):ATI2SGAG.EXE - process ID 988, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ATI2SGAG.EXEIOMAP.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\IOMAP.SYSEIO_XP.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\EIO_XP.SYSBUFADPT.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\BUFADPT.SYSBS_I2CIO.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\BS_I2CIO.SYSBS_FLASH.SYS - process ID 0, C:\PROGRAM FILES\BIOS UPDATE\BIOS UPDATE\AWARD\BS_FLASH.SYSBIOS.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\BIOS.SYSati2sgag.exe - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exeATKKBNT.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ATKKBNT.SYSAMDTOOLS.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\AMDTOOLS.SYSAKEN.SYS - process ID 0, C:\GAMES\0AD\BINARIES\SYSTEM\AKEN.SYSAll registry keys deleted: hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\services\ati smart--And at the same time with the previous message, AVG messages started reappearing one-by-one with similar files found (and these files were actually created, see below):C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - ATKKBNT.SYS, threat name: Unknown.I've checked if this and other previously found files are really present in the filesystem, and noticed that they are indeed present. Interesting to note is that Windows Explorer mouse-hover tooltip on ATKKBNT.SYS shows {Description: IDS Universal Driver, company: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o., File Version:, Date Created: 2012.10.06 13:09, Size: 16,5 KB}. After checking the properties of other files from WinExplorer I've found that many of them reappeared, and many of these sys files (even the one in the C:\Games folder) show the same properties like Description: IDS Universal Driver, company: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o., File Version:, Date Created: 2012.10.06 13:09, Size: 16,5 KB, Copyright 2008-2011 AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. All rights reserved., IDS Universal Driver. Unknown OS. (32 bit version). Internal name UniversalDD.Sys, English (United States), Win32 release, AVG IDS, Avg2012VC9_2011_1223_083814(2076), SVNRev 6b3e9a0 (devel).These files are surely changed (compared to original files before infection) or new, and at the same time they are strangely similar in between.A few other files found are different in size and other properties though.As I mentioned above, afterwards other messages reappeared in the following order (some sys file names are different# than previously mentioned ones, and some are missing##):C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - CBG300N.SYS, threat name: Unknown.#C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - GemCCID.sys, threat name: Unknown.#C:\Windows\system32\ - bufadpt.sys, threat name: Unknown.C:\PROGRAM FILES\BIOS UPDATE\BIOS UPDATE\AWARD\ - BS_FLASH.SYS, threat name: Unknown.C:\Games\0ad\binaries\system\aken.sys, threat name: Unknown.C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - BIOS.sys, threat name: Unknown.C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - AmdK8.sys, threat name: Unknown.#C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - BS_I2CIO.SYS, threat name: Unknown.C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - IOMAP.SYS, threat name: Unknown.C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ - ATI2SGAG.EXE, threat name: Unknown. - I don't see this file on disk now though.##And I don't see the previously mentioned amdtools.sys and EIO_XP.sys files in C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ now.(I don't recall, but I think I've scanned all these files with, if so, then there were no infections in them.)Afterwards, the minimalistic dialog box {"Error", "Can not load EIO.DLL.", [OK]} has shown up, and the "SmartDoctor" application has crashed afterwards. (SmartDoctor is an application that I have installed when I added an ASUS EAH4870 card to my system a few years ago.)I've checked the modification and creation dates of the subfolders in Program Files folder, and noticed that subfolder "C:\Program Files\BIOS UPDATE" has a modified date 2012.10.06 13:09, and another "C:\Program Files\z2 Remote2PC" has 2012.10.06 13:11. All other folders were older.- "BIOS UPDATE" folder got recreated (I've deleted it before, see above). But this time it had only subfolder structure "C:\Program Files\BIOS UPDATE\BIOS UPDATE\AWARD", with no files in any of subfolders though (strange).- "z2 Remote2PC" had no files or folders in it with creation or modification date later than 2012.10.05 (strange, since the folder showed modified on 2012.10.06), but I noticed the log.txt file in it which had date modified 2012.09.23 and date created 2012.09.12, and the contents of the log.txt file showed the last line "None|Notice|2012-10-06 13:13:12|None|Starting z2 Remote2PC server...$$". Perhaps it was modified directly without changing the date of file at all.I've then scanned the PC with AVG and MBAM which were present before (not updated). Nothing found.I've then put in the USB drive into this PC with standalone Avast, MBAM and AVG Free 2013 installers and their respective database update files from 2012-10-06. I've scanned with MBAM then - nothing found. Tried to update Avast, but I get an error "Can't install VPS update. Please report following errorcodes: Ver:7.0.1466, SI: 0x00000002, ST: 0x20000011, LE: 0x00000000". Then scanned with the downloaded version (virus definitions 120821-0, program version 7.0.1466), Win32:Trojan-gen, five Win32:Malware-gen items, Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] (all in the C:\System Volume Information\_restore folders, Moved these to Chest, action successful), and quite a few "archive is password protected" messages.I've tried AVG update, but it failed (perhaps because the update is from version 2013, and the version installed is 2012). Then I installed 2013 version from the USB drive (on top of the previous 2012), but I think it asked to restart (I still haven't restarted it). I managed to update the 2013 version with the new database from USB. Then I scanned the whole PC.One more thing. There is a Biostar T-Utility installed by me a few years ago in C:\Program Files\Biostar\, with 4 subfolders:C:\Program Files\Biostar\T-Utility BIOS Live Update\ (it has files like WinFlash.sys, BIOS.exe, etc.)C:\Program Files\Biostar\T-Utility Fan Control\C:\Program Files\Biostar\T-Utility Hardware Monitor\C:\Program Files\Biostar\T-Utility Over Clock\On the other hand there is also a shortcut "BIOS Update" in the Start menu Programs folder which points to "C:\Program Files\BIOS Update\BIOS Update\BIOS.exe". And Control Panel's "Add remove programs" list has "BIOS Update" in it too. I doubt I have ever installed such a program on my PC though. But my own memory could be failing... :/I haven't restarted the PC yet.So puzzled I finally chose to seek help in some malware-specialized, especially BIOS-virus/rootkit-specialized forums, and I've found nothing better than this forum.I'm so sorry for this much text and missing the log files that are required.. But I hope that at least some of the details above would help. To sum up, as I wrote in the beginning, I would want to know in this situation- 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'll be checking often and updating this post until resolved, so if you need any additional info, just let me know!Please help!.. And thanks a lot for your time.-domino loto

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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 have a computer i got from my aunt, when the computer starts up, at the top of the screen it says award modular BIOS v4.51PG

at the bottom it says: 08/21/1998-ALADDIN5-2A5KKB0DC-00

i want to know if there is an update for the bios, because i want to use a Maxtor 80GB hard drive.

Answer:Solved: bios update for award bios

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I tried to booting the computer and received the Award Boot Block Bios and BIOS checksun error. It detects the cdrom but I donít have the CD. Where can I get the cd, like where to download it.

HP Media Center
Windows XP SP2
Motherboard: ASUS P5LP-LE (LimeStone)
Pentium D
I don't remember the rest.
I found the site for the motherboard.

I was having some probelms, which the computer wouldn't start at all and a really loud sound the fan made, so I called my insurance, and they came and change the mother board twice and added a new cooling fan and power supply. All this took two months for waiting for the parts and making an appoinment with the tech.

After replacing the motherboard twice the tech told me I'm gonna order new harddrive, I don't think is the motherboard or the fan. Before leaving he suggested me to call me inusrance and tell them that you want a new computer cause its been more than two months and there has been four calls already. So, I called the insurance and got a new computer and kept the old one.

A week after receiving my new computer I took the old one for repair but at didn't at the end after they told me how much it would cost me to get it fix. Now, I'm deciding to do it myself but, I boot the computer and received something about Award Boot Block Bios. I remember the tech putting a cd to the computer when he tr... Read more

Answer:BIOS checksun error Award Boot Block BIOS

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I have the following Tyan motherboard / Award BIOS combination:

Information About Your Current BIOS:

BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 11/09/2001-P4X266-8233-6A6LWT59C-00
BIOS Date: 20011109
BIOS Vendor: Award Software International, Inc.
BIOS Version: 6.00 PG
BIOS Size: 262144
Chipset: VIA 82C3128 rev 1
SuperIO: Winbond 697HF rev 6 at port 002E
OEM Sign-on: TYAN Trinity 510 V1.04 110901
Motherboard Name: VIA Technologies, Inc.
Motherboard Model: P4X266-8233

I have noted an upgrade (the latest) on the Tyan website:

Date: 06/13/02

Upgrade File: 2266_105.ZIP

Description: TYAN Trinity 510 (S2266) V1.05 060702
New features and Fixes :
Add Celeron 1.7 GHz CPU support.

Currently the BIOS recognizes a WD Caviar Blue PATA 500 GB Desktop Hard Drive (WD5000JBRTL) as only having 136 GB.

Will the TYAN Trinity 510 (S2266) V1.05 upgrade allow me access to the entire 500 GB of the drive?

If not what recourse do I have?

Bob Strong

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I have a Lenonvo H50-55 desktop with an AMD A10-7800 APU (3.5GHz), 12GB RAM, 2 HDD's, and an Nvidia GTX 750 video card, running Windows10 Home x64. My current BIOS  version is IRKT54AUS, and the latest available version on Lenovo's update page for my machine is IRKT57AUS. When I try to flash my BIOS from the downloaded update file, I get the error message in the subject. I am starting everything with Admin privileges, but that makes no difference. If it's a Lenovo machine with stock BIOS, why am I getting an "unknown vendor" message? Inquiring minds want to know  TIA!

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Does any1 have the download for this bios? cauz i dont have it and i need it to fix the pc

BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
BIOS ID: 10/28/2002-I845PE/ICH4/IT8708-P4PE
BIOS Date: 20021028
BIOS Vendor: Award Software, Inc.
BIOS Version: ASUS P4PE ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
BIOS Size: 524288
Chipset: Intel 2560 rev 2
OEM Sign-on: ASUS P4PE ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
Motherboard Model: System Name
System Name: Chassis Manufacture
System Model: Chassis Version
Base Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Base Product: P4PE

Answer:Award Modular Bios V6.0 Bios Download

Custom built PC? Post the full model number and revision (rev) of the Motherboard, it will be printed on the motherboard.

If it is a Store bought PC, what make and model is it.


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How do I update my BIOS so that it supports VT-x Hardware Acceleration or is it too old because I have a 32-bit processor with an old Socket 478. I want to do this because I want to run Mac OS X as a virtual machine.

Answer:How to update my Phoniex - Award BIOS

Your processor must support VT-x technology as well as having a BIOS that supports it. For Intel processors you can check here:

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How can I update my Award BIOS?

Answer:Solved: Award BIOS update

I am no expert, but when I needed to update my BIOS in an old Compaq, someone here suggested to go to their website and click support. Type search what you need and it should be available with instructions.

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Hello everyone, this is my first post so bare with me !!

I've been trying to install Windows XP Home Edition for the last couple of weeks without success. I've searched this forum and found some ideas from other people who are suffering the same sort of error messages I get, and have tried the suggestions put forward by other forum users. So far not so good!!
I gave in and called Microsoft and they say the problem is being caused by my BIOS and I need to update it. Unfortunately I am at best an intermediate computer user and am unsure exactly how to do this.

Can anyone help me and explain in plainest english (I get lost fast when people use too much technical speak!) what steps I need to take in order to update my BIOS.

Heres what I've got and what I've done so far.......

BIOSTAR M7VKD motherboard
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
vkd1004f (10/04/01)

I've been to the BIOSTAR web site and downloaded the vkd0319f update from the M7VKD page, and also Awd887.exe, but so far not done anything with them.

I've read people's comments about being very careful when updating you BIOS so I'm a bit worried that, with my limited computer expertise, I'm going to do it wrong and kill my poor pooter!


Answer:[Resolved] How do I update Award BIOS....

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??? ????????? ?????????????????? ???????? ? ???? 17,8% ?????!

Answer:How to update Award Modular BIOS v6.0?

Say again in English please.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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The file downloaded as a 182 KB file with the filename
and subsequently unzipped into a 256 KB file with the filename

How do I run and use this file?


Answer:A Question About Award BIOS 12/14/2000 Update

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 New member, IT student, I've read the stickies, first post, let's get to it.Considered placing in the Win Vista/7 section, but it has to do with a new graphics card and needed to update my BIOS.My computer is a custom built, that I was gifted years ago:SilverStone is marked on the casing if that helps lolOld graphics card infoNew card info: PSU:'s my sound info if you find any use for it. use two Dell monitors simultaneously, can look up power draws if approximation isn't good enough. Dell 2009WDell S2209W-----Long story short, wanted to play Space Engineers with friends, planets being new to me (Totally awesome, played on their computer for a bit) and my computer couldn't run it with planets.It required Dx11 and my card could only reach Dx10. I bought this new card and assumed I had installed correctly as I was able to install all the drivers for it, were I to throw the new card back in I think it would boot just fine and the drivers would still be fine. The problem is, after a period of time beyond booting (could be 60 seconds, could be 10 mins) the computer will just power off without warning and reboot. It will ask me to do startup repair for the sudden shut down.I may be mistaken, but I figure my PSU i... Read more

Answer:Bios Update: Award Software International inc

First of all, pursue a refund for BIOSAgent - Totally worthless junk.You need to find the model number of your motherboard, you can then download the BIOS update from the motherboard manufacturer's website.

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Hi, I was looking to update my motherboard drivers and there i found update for
my BIOS. My mobo is MSi K8N NEO4 Platinum [MS-7125] 1.0. I downloaded update for BIOS, and i got 4 files: 7125 - Text document that says what is that update doing. it says: This BIOS fixes the following problem of the previous version:
- Improve compatibility problem with nVidia graphic card
- Improve stability problem when doing overclock behavior.
Im getting a new nVidia gpu, and + my system is unstable when oc so i really need this update. I also got a exe. file, and some 160. file. when i click that exe file nothing happens. Last file i got is called How To Flash the BIOS.doc. Do i have to read that file in order to update bios?? I dont understand English very well, is FLASHING bios updating BIOS?

Answer:How to update Phoenix AWARD BIOS v6.00PG

Unless you are having a problem that the BIOS update will solve, I recommend not flashing the BIOS. There is a risk. If something goes wrong with the flash whether it's your mistake or a power outage or something else, your motherboard could become useless. This is a risk especially if you are not sure how to read the instructions on how to do it.

Do you have a problem that you think updating the BIOS will fix?

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Looking for password to get into BIOS to run floppy drive.
My computer will only boot from "C"

Answer:BIOS passwords for Award BIOS

The password was created by whoever owns the computer. Talk to them.

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I cannot locate a goos place on the internet to upgrade my bios from the current version, I am trying to install windows XP pro and I keep getting the file\i386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded error. I have been told the bios won't allow me to install this op system, which is BS because that is what was on it!I can't go and download anything, as there is no operating system on it right now, that is the problem, can't get XP Pro to install because of that error message and it kicks me out of setup

Answer:phoenix award bios v6.00pg update link can also be caused by faulty ram. Download and install this. Run a test . Any errors are not acceptable. To reset the bios to default, remove the mobo battery for a few seconds, then reinstall it.

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

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

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

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Question: bios award-ami?

whats the difference between award and ami ive got an award bios now but there are sevral updates avalible for my bord all of which are ami. broblem?

Answer:bios award-ami?

never mind
problem resovled

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Question: Award BIOS help

ive been having probs with xp, and i think i need to disable the onboard sound on my moboard. but there is nothing in the bios that allows this to happen. any ideas?

Answer:Award BIOS help

go in to BIOS in advanced/onboard PCI Devices Control and that brings up Onboard PCI Audio, then disable.

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Question: Award bios

Hi allDoes anybody know the master password for an award bios. Basically we need to change the boot order, but it is password protected. We can't clear the cmos manually because the unit is under warranty and sealed (by another company)

Answer:Award bios

click here

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Question: Award BIOS

I have an ancient machine which has a major problem at the moment. It stems from the fact that I removed the CMOS battery in an attempt to reset the BIOS password which was lost. The BIOS is Award BIOS and no back door password works even though I tried hundreds off the net.
I reinstalled the CMOS after 10 min or so and switched the machine on only to find a blank screen and a continuous intermittent beeping...each beep lasting 3 secs or so....thats all it does..cannot boot to windows cannot enter the BIOS....NOTHING...
Any ideas?????

Answer:Award BIOS

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The same issue from BIOS 1.2.5 is happening with BIOS 1.2.6. After the update, the boot screen remain totally black (no Dell logo) and you cant enter in the BIOS interface (no video at all).
The workaround is to downgrade to BIOS version 1.2.3 
The windows boots as usual, and maybe this is the reason that users havent noticed this issue.
The bios upgrade/downgrade is automated. No mouse clicks are needed. Just wait computer to boot and wait some minutes. After this (blind) downgrade (because there is no video), you will see the dell logo once again and everything works as usual.

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My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access


I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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On BIOS 1.88 have fix description:= = =[Problem fixes]
- Fixed an issue that system no VGA output when install Ultra Dock with 4K monitor.= = = My L540 laptop with Ultra Dock without 4K monitor ( just plug an LCD 1440*900 monitor), it will always hang on first BIOS Post(after Windows normal shutdown), force shutdown, power up again. it can normally boot. Does the latest 1.89 BIOS have the same situation? I can not update due to it no way to rollback old version BIOS.= = =[Important updates]
- Update includes a security fix.
(Note)If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to 1.89 or higher,
it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 1.89
for security improvement.= = = HPBird

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Whilst updating the BIOS the system froze at step 7 of replacing the BIOS code, needless to say the laptop will not boot as the BIOS is now corrupt.

I have the BIOS.BAK but need advice on how to restore the BIOS. I copied the BIOS.BAK to a usb stick and plugged this into the laptop and then powered on the system (I've tried holding down F, F2 and together). I can see that the usb stick flickers initially but clearly does not progress with the restore.

I hope someone might be able to advise how to use the BIOS.BAK file to restore the BIOS.

Answer:Satellite C660 - BIOS Update Failed, help needed to restore BIOS.BAK file

Unfortunately I cannot help you with this but check please this interesting thread -

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Well, I have used the BIOS updater listed on the drivers/bios updates section of Toshiba website, on Windows vista x64 and offcourse I have used the x64 executable.
Strangely, when I reboot it, it requests a bios password that I have never inserted. So I suppose the update inserted a password automatically. Now I can't boot from any device so I cant use the laptop.

What do you have to say about this?

Answer:After Vista x64 BIOS update Satellite A200-1KB PSAE6 requests BIOS password

Hello MC

Have you founded some answers? Nobody offered here real explanation what can be wrong there. Have you maybe contacted authorized service partner in your country. They have contact with Toshiba and I am pretty sure they can help you about that.

If you will find out something regarding this password issue please let us know.

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Hello, Problem 1:I've set the supervisor password some time ago on my T450s. I think I used the special character "!" which was accepted at that time, but I'm not sure anymore today. Now after severeal BIOS updates the "!" only leads to a beep of the system and I also tried all of my standard-passwords without "!" , but without success. Problem 2:Now I've tried to roll back to older BIOS versions to try if one of these accepts the "!". But every version I tried leads to a "secure flash authentication failed"-error after the reboot of the laptop to actually flash the BIOS. The following link says its the Rollback Prevention Enabled, but I checked in BIOS and it's clearly disabled. Now I have no idea how to proceed. Has anyone seen that the BIOS has accepted special characters like "!"?Are there other T450s which are not able to rollback to older BIOS versions with the above mentioned error? Technical Infos:- Model: ThinkPad T450s 20BW-S03E00 (the one with Intel graphics only and a core i5-5200)- BIOS: 1.29(JBET65WW) Thanks in advance!  Best regards,Linus123

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

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My XPS 15 9550 laptop received a Dell update notification to install BIOS 1.5 about 3 days ago.  I did the update and it initially appeared to succeed.  Today I rebooted the laptop for the first time since updating, and it failed to restart.  It does not POST or show the BIOS screen.  The power light illuminates when pressed, and goes out when pressed again (after a short delay). The keyboard illumination comes on while the power button is lit. Other than that, there is no sign of life. If I power on with the 'D' key pressed, the screen does show the color-flashing LCD test.
The symptoms are exactly as described in this thread from May:, exactly.  I did all the same diagnostic steps listed there, and got absolutely identical results at each step. The BIOS recovery proposed there also failed identically for me.
The final message in that thread seemed to state that it was a motherboard failure.  It's just too much of a stretch that my motherboard would fail in the exact same manner, immediately following a BIOS update (unless you classify a corrupt BIOS as a motherboard failure?).
What other steps can I take to clear and reload my BIOS, if the USB stick with BIOS_IMG.rcv and Ctrl-Esc-PowerPlug recovery method never succeeds? 

Answer:XPS 15 9550 dead after BIOS 1.5 update, doesn't POST or show BIOS

The previous thread link seems to be broken above, but the text of the URL looks correct.  I'll attempt to link it again, here:

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Hello everyone! I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn`t find any kind of solution for my problem.Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system, which also previously was Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The installation went as usual, and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site, for my product. When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i`ve needed, i stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop, by the producer. So i proceeded to install the upgrade, restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so, but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual. At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing, things that i did not understand at the time (i have never encountered anything like that). After that my screen turned black. I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that, but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter. When trying to boot it all up again, the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else.After doing a little bit of research it appears that, somehowm i`ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something, and nothing else would work at this point. I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back, trye... Read more

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Hello all -      I've done a lot of reasearch on this and have not found the solution. It all started when I tried to access BIOS, and I cannot. I've tried the lenovo button, F2, F1, delete, etc and none take me to BIOS, they all just boot windows 8.1. I tried pulling the battery, holding down the power button and booting back up, still no dice. I haven't tried Fn+F2 yet, I just read that one this morning.      I found the BIOS update on the website, attempted to follow the instructions and the 'public' file I click on opens the BIOS flashing utility and starts reading the BIOS and then stops with the error 'winflash64.exe has stopped working' and says 'exits with error 255'. Nothing seems to work. I found one post that suggests that I could need to disable DEP to make it run? I haven't tried that yet because it wasn't for this same laptop. What is the difference between the 'public' and the 'private' files? I have also read that the 'private' file will work, but I don't want to do it out of order. Do I need to do both?? My computer works and I want to keep it that way.       There's nothing really wrong with my computer other than not being able to get into BIOS (and wifi drops and itelligent pad stops working) so I want to solve that incase I experience a hard drive failure or want to replace the drive. How do I go about making this work?      Also - any ideas on wifi connectivity or the in... Read more

Answer:Z580 BIOS update failing with winflash64.exe stopping - can't enter BIOS -

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
When you used the Novo button to enter the BIOS Setup were you sure the computer was completely shut down ?  Try holding down the shift key and then select the shut down option. 

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Like a complete idiot I upgraded my bios (to 1.80) for Satellite A30 (PSA30E). I've noticed two problems.

a) during boot I no longer get any welcome screen, and cannot access the bios or boot from other devices - so if I want to boot from CD now I can't - e.g. impossible to reinstall OS in the future

b) the battery suddenly wasn't fully charged and hangs persistently on 99% (apparently)

c) who knows what else could be going wrong

I'd dearly love to undo what I've done, but it doesn't seem possible. How on earth do I fix this, since clearly the bios update is flawed. Can I find an earlier bios update file (and how to use it)? Can I fix this one?

Anyone any thoughts?


Answer:Bios update Satellite A30 - can't access bios and no full charge light


Firstly may to ask why you have updated the BIOS. If everything works the BIOS update is not necessary.

Ok, how did you try to access the BIOS? Usually the F2 button should be pressed immediately after notebook starting. You can try to press several times.

But you can boot from ODD on different ways. You can press C button and the notebook will activate the booting from the drive or you will press F12 and you will choose the ODD as booting source.

I don?t know why the battery power freezes at 99% but you could try to remove the battery and wait several times. Then connect it again and check the battery status.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Jim,

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

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


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Hello, I have updatet BIOS of my notebook sattelite A100.

After updating I cannot start my notebook and BIOS doesn't start.

Answer:Satellite A100 - Windows and BIOS doesn't start after BIOS update

Do you see the Toshiba logo?

Was there a power failure when you updated the BIOS?

Try removing the battery and AC Adapter, and leaving it for a couple of hours. You could also try reseating the RAM.

If that doesn't help, you may need to send it to an Authorized Service Center for repair.

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Hi.A few days ago I updatated my Bios version to latest version "7kuj25uc.iso". Operating system: WinXP SP2After updating the BIOS I have gone from "Device manager" COM1 and LPT1 ports.In the BIOS ports are presence and they are enabled.I am going to buy dockstation 250410U.After connecting to the dockstation, ports will appear in the Device manager?

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

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

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

Any input is appreciated,


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


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

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

What OS do you use?

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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

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

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I can't get into the bios anymore. I updated the bios via the BIOS Update Utility 2.56 and after that I can't see the "press enter to interupt normal startup" message anymore. And therfore can't get into the bios. Windows is still booting normally.  Any ideas? 


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Answer:T430s bios doesn't show press enter to interupt normal startup after bios update

I found one way to enable it again temporarly: "One way to do it is to use the advanced restart facility in windows 8.  To do this open up the "modern" UI settings (Win-C then choose settings-->change PC settings), go to the general page, scroll down to the bottom and you'll see an option for "Advanced Startup".  If you click the Restart now button and then choose to restart on the page you get offered as the PC powers down, it should let you enter the BIOS." But as soon as windows 8 is booted again the enter message will disapear again.  Any ideas on how to make this permanent?  Thanks

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HiI downloaded the bios update 5cjy68usa.exe ran  it in windows 7 and on the last phase of this procedure the computer froze.Had to restart and then no bios (dark blank screen), after a few seconds a fan started att a high rev and thats it .Tried the boot block start recovery with cd bios but did not help.Is there anyway to resolve this without having to replace the motherboard.

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I got Satellite L300 notebook and I want to update it's BIOS (current v1.50), so I've downloaded bios update v1.60-WIN and when I run extracted PS10160M.exe file - I get a message that "That BIOS is not for your notebook PC".

What I'm I doing wrong?

ps: that BIOS update was automatically suggested after registration on Toshiba website via serial number.

UPD: seems like autosuggestion fail: Manual search shows that 1.60-win bios update not suitable for Satellite L300 PSLBCE model. :-(

Answer:Satellite L300 BIOS update problem: "That BIOS is not for your notebook PC"


You used wrong BIOS!!!!!

The Toshiba European driver page provides an BIOS for this Satellite L300 PSLBCE series and the latest BIOS at this time is 1.50!!!!

At this time your notebook uses the latest BIOS!!!

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sach2 said:

I am having trouble figuring out what to rename the BIOS file. I have read so many posts that I can't get clear on it.

I'm going from something like post #3 in this thread
At least we know there should be some form of recovery possible using the <windows key> and <b key>.

Your BIOS update has two files in it and shortening them to four letters is simple but using a tool provided by one of those BIOS forums it gives five possible names for each of the two BIOS files included in the softpaq. The five names are the same for each of the two files which is what has me confused. HP doesn't give the manufacturer's name for your motherboard which makes it more difficult. I'm going to start fresh tomorrow hoping my subconscious works on it.Click to expand...

Sach Hello, I write from Argentina, I have a laptop hp dv6-3052 to which the BIOS does not work. Lei reply and follow all the steps, but when squeezed <windows> + <B> the notebook does not read the flash drive. Some time ago a laptop acer fix in which I had to tighten <Fn> + Esc to read the flash drive, but this notebook does not work. You know that combination should I use?

From already thank you, and sorry for my English, I use google translator haha.

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Hola sach, te escribo desde argentina, te... Read more

Answer:Re: BIOS FAIL dv6-3052:black screen after Bios update


Does your Laptop work ok at present? if it does then do not update the BIOS as its likely not needed, BIOS updates are only needed to fix specific issues, like update in Windows say Windows 8 if the said laptop was a XP/Vista based one, to hardware.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

Please navigate to:

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

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



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this is worst kind of updates provided from the lenovoafter updating BIOS in windows 7 64 bit with latest update 5fcn25ww during the update changes to legay systems from UEFI as recomemded by the installation to complete .unable to enter in to BIOS after the BIOS update is completed. and system hangs and slow peocess ;;;  please update at tbe earliest .... waiting fo positive reply from the fellow ownership

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I'm having trouble flashing my bios.
I have a Satellite Pro L40-15A.

The Toshiba winflash tool that comes with the bios file tells me that the 'Old BIOS can't recognise EEPROM'

I was recommended to use AFUDOS on another forum but that tells me the bios has an invalid boot block.

AMI flas for dos tells me the flash rom is write-protected??? There is no option in bios to disable it and I don't think anyone would be dumb enough to put a hardware Bios protect jumper on a laptop.

Please help


Answer:BIOS update issue on Satellite Pro L40-15A - Old BIOS can't recognise EEPROM

Dear Bruce

Can you please tell me what you want to do and please explain to us your steps to update BIOS on your Satellite Pro notebook?

I have done BIOS update over 20 times last month and I am really wondering what you want to say with terms like EEPROM or AFUDOS. Which BIOS update version you want to use? I presume 5.10. am I right?

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Dear all, Since the beginning I got troubles with charging - ( 94 % plugged in, not charging). The easiest solution was just remove the battery, but not for HP Omen. I removed battery and destroyed the rubber on the bottom. I had to open the laptop, because one morning I got the massegae that my laptop is overheated and fan does not work properly. Both fans works only during the lounch, when windows works only one fan was in operations, second one never starts again. Looking for the solution in the internet I have found that this can be because of BIOS is not updated.  I pushed F2, checked the the system, everything is fine and then I installed only one version which I have found there.No massages regarding overheating any more, both Fans are working full power and very very loud. Temperature of processors is 30C. In my room 25C.  I followed all instructions, but got massege BIOS update is blocked.I downloaded the most previous version, again BIOS update is blocked.Current version of bios is BIOS version F00 04Sep14.  Can it be solved somehow?     

Answer:Fan works like a helicopter-BIOS update is blocked BIOS vers...

@YuraL? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REO

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Hello, i'm in deeep trouble.

I tried to update my bios but something went wrong
during the process and now the laptop won't boot at all.
(when I try to turn on the satellite, nothing happens)

Do I need to desolder the bios and replace it with a new one ?

Is there any easy way to just erase it ?

Please help me !

Answer:Bios update failed on Satellite Pro A60 - how can I replace the bios chip?

Sorry but I just want to ask you something: how familiar are you with notebook and BIOS technology?

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Hi, I am trying to update the bios of my U310 to version 13, so I got the package with the WinFlash utility and got the bios update itself from the Lenovo website, and flashing doesn't work, I get the message "Blash BIOS is not compatible with this product". Please advise. Thanks.

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Hi, I have updated with WINPHLASH the bios of my 6075-BQU with the latest bios available (2RKT64AUS) and every thing work well during the propcess... But when I reboot an error occur -> #0167: No processor BIOS update foundFollow by: Press F1 to setup, F2 to resume* Error Boot Sequence will be taken if no selection is made. I have try to see what was wrong in the bios section, the only thing that I found is that there is no processor number  and the date is missing, these two fields are in blue and cannot change it or I didn't find the way to do it????  Also I am not anymore able to boot on CD,  even if I force the setting in the bios.It seems that the Bios do not keep the change I do even after an exit with F10. It always come back with is default setting. Can someone you tell me what is wrong an how I can fix that problem. Thanks NOTE:Before the update the BIOS was at level 2RKT28AUS  

Answer:BIOS problem - 0167: No processor BIOS update found

This is a very odd outcome to a BIOs update. Did you upgrade the processor at anytime? (Your machine should contain a Core 2 Duo Processor E6550)Did you update the BIOs through the operating system? If so I would download the "Flash BIOS update (CD ISO image version) " (The 3rd file down in the list of available BIOs updates for your machine) and re-flash your BIOs from the CD. Flashing the BIOs from within Windows has a history of erratic behavior.

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Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?

Answer:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.

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I have a old Tecra 9100 with years of good service, and this is my first problem, but is a great one, after a forced reboot the screen shows a BIOS block 1 damaged message. I have tried to repair the BIOS upgrading to the last version I have found, the 1.6 one, but its a Windows version (to upgrade from a running Toshiba computer I think) and when I try to run it in another computer to generate a FDD and upgrade BIOS, I cant, beacuse a Toshiba common modules message.

Its there any BIOS diskette image-archive I can dowload to perform the BIOS upgrade in the BIOS?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Tecra 9100 - BIOS block 1 damaged and how to update BIOS?


All you can find is stuff on Toshiba support page. I don't know where you live but try to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider.
They have access to Toshiba database and they can obtain all this for you. Make a call and ask for help. I am pretty sure they will help you to solve this BIOS issue.

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As the title says.  The computer has been flakey on startup recently, so I want to update the BIOS.  I run the Thinkpad BIOS Flash Update Utility on my Thinkpad Yoga, it returns an error saying "failed to read the BOS".  Can anyone suggest a work around?  

Answer:BIOS Flash Update Utility "Failed to Read BIOS"

did you find a solution for this ?

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I have a HP pavilion dv6-2020EV Note book.
I downloaded an update for Bios "sp50586.exe" from Hp site an extract it. after that a program (Insyde Flash V 3.80.00) Loaded and I pushed start button.
after some time I made mistake an pushed my notebook Power Button. The note book became shutdown and now I see only Black screen.

I performed some actions with HP online guide like pushing Power button for above 1 minute, removing Coin battery, Connecting notebook to another monitor and even removing Hard Disk. I get no reply from machine.

Now the power LED is on, and I can hear sound of DVD Rom when I put a Disc in it. But I can see only Black screen.
also I tried to load Recovery disc of the note book but it could not be loaded.

Would you please Help me. I have no solution. I lost my notebook.

Answer:BIOS FAIL dv6-2020ev:black screen after Bios update

How did HP end the service call-did they offer any further solutions?

Can you direct me to the support page for your model? I can only find it at HP India using Google cache--the actual website seems to be offline. [I want to double check that they were recommending the sp50586 for that model.]

Also, is there a longer model number on the tag on the bottom of the laptop? It might be useful for finding others who have experienced the problem. [There appears to be a BIOS recovery flash option that might work but it is important to have the right version of the BIOS to attempt it.] Since that update is so new there are not many people experiencing the same problems. Your laptop has an Intel processor?

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I have windows 8 running on my laptop G580 - 20157 - 62CN37WW...I have tried F1-F12,del etc at startup with no use.. Also tried updating bios which I downloaded from this site for "G580 (20157)" which turns out to be bios version 62CN97WWThe computer becomes stuck when I try to run this file... Is there a solution..Or can I expect a proper update for my G580 - 20157 - 62CN37WW ? 

Answer:Cannot Access Bios - Will there be a bios update for G580 20157 62CN37WW ??

Hi amelvjose,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that the BIOS is not accessible in your G580 Laptop, as per the User Guide of the Laptop BIOS can be accessed by tapping on the ?F2? before the Lenovo LOGO appears on the screen, please try to access the BIOS and let me know, below is the link to download the User Guide and refer page #30 to check the step to access BIOS, also the BIOS update is not required to this model.

User Guide for Lenovo G580

Hope to hear back soon
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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after BIOS update fail by Windows i'll need reflash.

Where can i download bios files for floppy drive'??


Answer:BIOS update failed - where can i download BIOS for floppy drive?


Traditional BIOS update cannot be downloaded.
Only Win-based BIOS is available on Toshiba European driver page.

In your case you will need to get in contact with an local ASP!
The technician could help you and could reflash the BIOS using an BIOS crisis disk.

Good luck

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Hi. I have a Lenovo B50-30 mode 80ES. It was set to require a password on startup starting with a capital "A". While experiencing charging problems, amongst other things, I updated the BIOS to 9CCN35WW, downloaded from the Lenovo support site. Since updating, the laptop no longer asks for a password on startup (No big deal, I applied a windows password), however, when pressing F2 to access the BIOS (which I need to do, the F keys are the wrong way round), it asks for a password, When pressing to strike a capital A, the laptop beeps and doesnt enter it. It wont accept capital letters anymore, therefore it wont accept the pre BIOS update password. I have referred the laptop to Lenovo service, including returning the laptop, and they have been nothing short of useless. They said they couldnt repair it under warranty because of "Marks, cracks, inappropriate treatment" and it would cost £255 for a replacement system board. I really couldnt see why I should pay for an issue created by their support system, so I asked them to return it unrepaired. Upon arrival, the laptop was immaculate, so I dont know what damage they were referring to. Is it possible to downgrade the BIOS to a pre update revision, to change the password and then reset it to one the new BIOS approves of? Thankyou in advance.

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Hi, i have problem with my laptop, after bios update a got bricked laptop. Recovery from USB flash not help. flash is blinking about 30 second, then is laptot restart, but still no screen, no boot. What now ? Bios recovery manual

Answer:Acer V3-551g bios update failed, BIOS recovery fai...

What was your BIOS version before the flashing? (BIOS version compatibility)

If it was a 1.x version you can only flash with another 1.x version, if it was a 2.x version you can only flash with another 2.x version.
If your system shipped with Windows 7 and you upgraded to Windows 8 you cannot use the ones marked "Not for Ugrades"

If you are unable to reflash you will need to contact the Acer Technical Support in your area for options.

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hello!i`m in big trouble now   I just have reinstalled win7 and thought that i have to install the driver AND to do a bios update. I dont know why, but now my netbook can't start up (display is off, blackscreen).Now i read some threads how to recover the bios, BUT i dont have a bios image (oh god, i am so stupid...).Is there any possibility to solve this problem? Maybe by getting a bios image from a other S10-3 user?Btw, my lenovo has the Atom N550, 1GB DDR3 Ram.Please help me. I am thankful for any advice.

Answer:bios update failure - bios image needed - lenovo S10-3

hi sasa22you can download the bios file from the link below. after downloading, right click and select 'extract files' to get the files you need.
hope this helps.

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

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Well, I chose the boot as "legacy bios only" after receiving the x220. I did a clean install of Win7 ultimate 64bits (which means the setting soft provided by Lenovo does not work) and then updated the BIOS to 1.15. After all these, the machine runs mostly fine but I noticed that I could not log into the BIOS setup any more. Pressing F1\F2\F12\thinkVamtage when the bootup screen shows up (press thinkVantage bottom....), and nothing happens. It does not beep as it did before and does not respond to the buttom press. That means I could not choose bootup device either - it will log into Windows from HDD no matter how you tried to boot from other devices. Any ideas on the problem? And I guess resetting the BIOS might solve the problem, but how? Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Can not log into x220 BIOS? How to reset BIOS setting without entering BIOS setup?

Try turning the system completely off, then power it on and press F1.I've seen strange cases where pressing F1 doesn't work on a warm boot.  It always works on a cold boot.

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

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

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

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BIOS ROM checksum errorinsert system disk and press enteri have tried the windows start up disk , with no joywhere on earth do i get this system disk fromcheers

Answer:award bootblock bios v 1.0

SiS-5598 BIOS ID: 09/15/1998-SiS-5598-2A5IIG3BC-00this could help you to assist me

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Hi Guys,Instructions for setting up the Western Digital hdd are confusing! At one stage it says to use the "Data Lifeguard Tools" to format and partition, it also says to use XP to do the same thing, with no need to use the "Data Lifeguard Tools"? Also to check the bios capability for a 80gig drive. I have a Slotek 75KV+ mobo with an Award Modular Bios V6.00PGN, ID 12/14/2000/-8363-686B-6A6L. Can anybody tell me if this bios version will support a Western Digital 80gig hdd? If not do I need to update the bios? If so where can I find an update, already been to Soltek site but no joy? Any help with this will be welcome. Thanks in advance of your help.

Answer:New HDD & Award Bios Capability

Hi PressMan,I can't tell you if your MoBo will support an 80Gig HDD in it's present form, You will just have to go through the motions to find that out. However XP will be fine. If you require updated Bios for this MoBo goto click hereor better still click herehave fun

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My apologies if this has been dealt with before. I've spent days trying to get a Belkin F5U005 USB 2 Port USB card to work in conjunction with:

Windows 98se

Model : AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor
Speed : 351MHz
Performance Rating : PR351 (estimated)
Type : Standard

Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI USB i2c/SMBus
MP Support : No
System BIOS : Award Software International, Inc. 4.51 PG
System : System Manufacturer Product Name
Mainboard : First International Computer, Inc. VA-503+

Chipset 1
Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT82C597/597AT/598MVP Apollo VP3/MVP3 System Controller
L2 External Cache : 1024kB Pipeline-Burst Write-Thru
Front Side Bus Speed : 1x 100MHz (100MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 64MB SDRAM
Memory Bus Speed : 1x 100MHz (100MHz data rate)

Windows froze on the first attempt to install. After a lot of online research I found that this was a clock mismatch problem and I got it to install after downloading a fix which was supposed to be unnecessary with 98se.

I took every reference I could find to USB out of Device Manager, took the card out manually, restarted, shut down, put the card back in, started up and it installed normally.

The USB OPTi 82C861 PCI to USB Open Host Controller and
USB Root Hub are now showing normal in Universal Serial Bus Controllers in the Device Manager. No yellow exclamation marks are anywhere in the Device Manager.

The Award Bios shows USB Controller Disabled in Integrated Peripherals ... Read more

Answer:USB won't enable in Award BIOS

Normally, your USB BIOS would only be required to allow BOOTing a USB HD.

Your Belkin USB is not accessed at BOOT time, so stop fussing with BIOS.

If you have modem-->router setup, then the drivers are not required at all!

Use the Modem->Router using Ethernet cable and from the router->pcs as well.

Otherwise, modem-->pc(USB connected) requires a driver.

Does this clarify/help?

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Just used a link for product support within Everest and it has taken me to the AWARD website where I can download an upgrade for my Mobo. I was surprised to see that they want to charge me for an email link to download all I would need. Is this here

Answer:Do I have to pay for bios upgrade from AWARD

Do you have a problem with your PC that requires a bios flash...

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Question: AWARD BIOS upgrade

After 3 years I am proposing to upgrade my bios. I have bought the relevant upgrade from and now have two floppies with the flash upgrade and stuff.Is it OK to alter my present bios to enable me to boot from the floppy?How problematic is this actvity if I make a hash of it?Can anyone point me to a step by step set of dirctions on how to do this?

Answer:AWARD BIOS upgrade

click here

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Question: Award bios 4.51PG


does anyone know the max hdd size for the award 4.51PG
and if say it was like a 10 GIG max and i installed like a 20 gig would it even recongize 10 of it?

Answer:Award bios 4.51PG

It depends on what version date you have on it, since it is a flashable bios.. If you find a drive it doesn't support you should be able to flash it. Newest is from Oct 2002 here:

but I wouldn't flash it unless you definately had too. Better find out the model of your motherboard as well since the manufaturer may have made a few changes to the generic bios.

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When I turn my computer on, it says: Award BootBlock BIOS Software and then copyright stuff. Then it checks for disks. What software can I download to put on a disk to fix this or how can I fix this?

Answer:Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0 Help!?!?

are you letting it complete?

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Question: Award Bios 6.00PG

The devil has struck. Me

Celron PII, M81DC-X motherboard

Tried to update the bios on the above chip. I did a successful upgrade a couple years ago. Not so lucky this time. Something went wrong and I now get what seems to be one long beep and two short beeps. Nothing on the screen. The board has a jumper to clear CMOS. I've tried that with no result. Anything I can do to restore operation? Would removing the Bios and flashing on another board or the next step, obtain a new bios?
Is either even possible?


Answer:Award Bios 6.00PG

1 long and 2 short means: Monitor or Display Card Error.

I can't help you anymore, I haven't encountered that before.

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Question: Award BIOS Upgrade

The BIOS on an old machine I have won't recognise a new 40gb Wester Digital drive I am trying to install. I have searched the site and located a new BIOS but it only makes reference to the first few digits ie Award ie450TX, with other references found on the site to Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG which a diagnostic program I ran on my PC reports as matching the BIOS.Is this enough or do I need to match the whole reported string?eg 12/09/97 i430TX-NS309-2A59IQ1IC-00Forgive my ignorance!

Answer:Award BIOS Upgrade

nothing to forgive - we all started off not knowing a lot - have you identified your motherboard? The makers site is the first place I would look. Another thing you could try is the disk makers site they often have setup software to find, identify and install their drives.

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I am building a new computer and i need some help setting up the basic BIOS for it (Award btw). I Can get into the BIOS and set everything to what i need it to be. I currently have the CD drive booting then the Hard drive booting that way i can boot from a CD for the first time. However when i insert the CD and tell the system to continue it Looks at the CD drive and gives me a message that says, "Missing Operating System" (yes the CD is in the drive). This is the frist time i've done this and have tried what little i know and need some help. Thanks in advance for the help.Comp Specs:GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel MotherboardIntel Quad Core Kentsfield 2.4Ghz Q6600 CPU EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive x2APEVIA ATX-AS600W-BL ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler LITE-ON 20X DVD?R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-06

Answer:Award BIOS Setup Help

Quote from: Nytro on August 20, 2007, 10:29:37 PMwhen i insert the CD and tell the system to continue it Looks at the CD drive and gives me a message that says, "Missing Operating System" (yes the CD is in the drive).What disk are you inserting in the CD drive?is the CD-ROM bootable?Is the CD drive correctly wired up?

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Will Windows XP run OK on Award Software BIOS 4.60

Answer:Award BIOS & Windows XP

This should tell you click here

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Hi guys, got a problem, which needs to be resolved ASAP.

I'm not being able to boot from a WinXP CD. CD is working 100% fine, boot sequence is set correct. Even if I set to disable any other boot media but CDROM, GRUB still shows up. I can do fine on linux, but I need win to continue working.

Answer:award bios: not being able to boot from CD

hey spektrum, what you can do for now is to use a bootup disc (like for win98se) and then just run the winxp disc from there.

you can do this by using a floppy disk::
(win98se boot-up disk)

or a usb flash stick::

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Hi all im trying to fix my friends Compaq Presario SR1610NX and I get this award bootblock bios v1.0 error when i try to boot it up. Any help is appreciated

Answer:Award bootblock bios v1.0


Try unplugging the computer and removing the quarter-coin sized battery for a minute or two and then putting it back and plugging in and trying to boot. Make sure you have a keyboard attached when trying to boot.

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My school was throwing away computers so I took one home. There's 768MB of RAM that I took from other computers they were throwing away, and I also took a 500Mhz P3.

It's an OEM Seanix system so I can't change any BIOS settings. Now, I want to overclock it. Using CPUFSB, I can get the CPU up to 633Mhz, but the thing is that I don't get enough voltage to my CPU. Does anybody know how to change that?

Also, I need to overclock my RAM as well. Does anybody know how I can do that?


Are there any BIOS that I can flash over without killing my computer?

I am a total overclocking noob so I might have some misconceptions of things. Can anybody help?


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Question: Award BIOS upgrade

I need to upgrade my BIOS so my 200 MHz AMD-K6 will recognize my new 20 GB hard drive. The only problem is I can't find where to get my new BIOS? Does anyone have any hints?


Answer:Award BIOS upgrade

Generally the bios upgraded come for the motherboard manufacturer or the computer manufacturer.

You could probably get away with using a disk overlay if you can't find the bios. Most harddrive manufacturers offer them for download to install drives on older systems.

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I have a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD (512 GB) connected next to the original 512 GB SSD (Samsung MZVPV512HDGL-000H1). When I have the 950 PRO in the Studio I cannot enter BIOS settings. The Studio just stops (hangs) if I try.When I have the drive in the Studio and upgrade BIOS the Studio stops (hangs) during reboot. I have to open the Studio and remove the SSD to be able to perform these two tasks. Then I can insert it again. Otherwise the SSD is working nicely in Windows... This is the strangest thing that I have encountered for years! Anyone else have encountered this? Any workaround?

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My Lenovo Y500 doesn't shutdown properly. It just goes to a black screen and it stays on forever. I've tried different solutions and none have worked. I am certain that BIOS update or a BIOS flash is the only way out. Can't find the download link though. Can anyone help me?

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I have a Lenovo Z40-70 (owned it for 1.5 years)  and my fans were having some problems the other day. After googling around a little, a lot of people suggested making sure my bios was up to date, so I downloaded and ran this update: The update restarted my laptop. After the restart, I got the "EFI network 0 for IPv4 boot fail" for IPv4 and IPv6. This is because my HDD as Windows 7 installed, not Windows 8 (which is the OS that the laptop shipped with.) I knew all I had to do was go into the BIOS and change the boot priority from UEFI to Legacy, so I rebooted and used the NOVO key to get into the BIOS.  Then the BIOS asked me for a "System Password." I have never set a password for my BIOS and I have accessed my BIOS before the update without a password just fine. I did not set this password, I did not create this password. And just to be sure, I have attempted every single password I've ever made in my entire life on this with no dice. This problem only appeared after the BIOS update that I linked above. In a mad attempt to fix the problem, I took apart the laptop hoping to find a CMOS jumper or something like that. Well, the Z40-70 doesn't have a CMOS jumper, and its battery is soldered on to the board. I bet its stored in EEPROM anyway, so that all would be useless to begin with.  All I need to do is get into the BIOS to change the boot order to boot my "legacy" hard drive. Right... Read more

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Hi,Today i updated bios on my Y510P, everythink was ok but after update I can't go into bios setup. I haven't password before and only I'm using this laptop. There is possible a standard password? I update from 2.xx v to 3.08 v.Regards.

Answer:Lenovo y510p bios password after bios update

Have you, possibly, flashed a BIOS downloaded somewhere else other than Lenovo website? e.g. downloaded, from a "BIOS unlock" forum, another user's unlocked BIOS, and flashed it on your own machine. (bad, bad move) If that's the exact case, you're out of luck. Either the original BIOS user has to supply you with his password (unlikely, as if they do so, they'll have an exact clone -- windows key, mac addresses etc -- of his machine over the world), or you'll have to buy some specific hardware to write directly to your BIOS chip. ---------------------  If that's NOT the case, perhaps there was an password stored previously, and it re-activated after you updated the BIOS? Have you bought this laptop from someone else or is it yours since new? Try getting the password from the previous owner, or sit for a while and try remembering the password you've set previously.  I've updated my Y50 to v3.08 and it didn't ask for a password.Also, if the Y510P BIOS is similar to the Y50, don't bother trying to remove the CMOS battery (which, again, if it's anything like the Y500, it's soldered on the board!), as the password is not deleted if you disconnect it.

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Made the huge mistake of updating BIOS. Had small MOBO usb prob, and for some reason thought a BIOS update would do something. Wasn't too worried because Gigabyte touts Dual BIOS pretty strong.

Anyway, tried updating BIOS, then system would not boot, so the Backup BIOS didn't kick in. btw, the MOBO is a Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro.

So I copied the backup bios to a floppy and used the floppy to fix the main bios. OK, now computer would boot, but would freeze up after the desktop icons appear. Actually would sometimes work for a few minutes, but always froze up.

Boots OK to safe mode, even to the point of getting online, so I downloaded the old bios from Gigabyte, put them on floppy and used that to update the main bios. Same result.

Also did a system restore from XP Pro Safe Mode (because XP wrongly states that this can be undone; didn't find out that System Restore done from safe mode cannot be undone until I tried to undo!).

My tech support (ABS Computer; they rule) thinks that the BIOS is now fine, that some windows files are corrupt and a re-install will fix problem and mobo is probably fine as well. I'll buy that.

anyone have any miracle suggestions before i re-install? Is a repair install worth a shot? Really not looking forward to re-installing all my software and putting all my data back where it belongs to get my email hist., bookmarks, etc. back.

thanks - I will now write the following 500 times: LEAVE THE BIOS ALONE! even with Dual BIOS

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I have a five-month old HP Compaq Presario Laptop, which has been working fairly decently (I've had a few virus scares, and my Norton quarrentined something a twenty days ago). On HP's advice, I just updated the BIOS on my laptop. It's currently stuck at Verifying New Bios Image, and it's at 100% - It's been stuck that way for a half-hour plus. Any advice? What should I do?

Answer:HP BIOS Update Stuck at "Verifying New Bios Image 100%"

You have no choice but to force a reboot and keep your fingers crossed.

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I got problems with upgrading Bios on my laptop.
I can't install windows xp bc.
I got BSOD "The bios in this system is not fully ACPI compliant"

Yes i tried F7 and didnt help !!!! The only bios i found on here is 1.70-WIN and that works only within windows. So i can't install it also what i did i install windows 98 on it and my system is up but i tried to install Bios i got error. So i cant start it update it.

On this forum i saw there is 1.70 trad update if toshiba support team can send it to me on the email so i could update the bios my bios is 1.0 !

Thanks in advance for any help !

Answer:Cannot update BIOS for Satellite M40-135 - The bios is not ACPI compliant


First of all Toshiba Support team is not here in the forum? its user to user forum.
Secondly the win-based BIOS can be updated only running Windows OS? the best would be the usage of the Toshiba preinstalled Windows version in order to run BIOS update.

By the way; I found BIOS versions on Toshiba US page? there you can download the traditional BIOS which can be updated using diskette.
Note; US Toshiba notebooks have different model numbers.

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