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Solved: bios update for award bios

Q: Solved: bios update for award bios

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.

A: Solved: bios update for award bios

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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

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How can I update my Award BIOS?

A: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!


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

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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?

A: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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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?


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

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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

A:BIOS checksun error Award Boot Block BIOS

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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

A: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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Award Software, INC.

xp pro sp2 old puter BSOD long ago.(SystemRoots\System32\config\SAM)
Want to repair xp pro OS. Of course can't find my full xp pro cd(Have teenager). I do have OEM xp pro CD, but puter won't boot from it.

Boot Sequence is: A,C,SCSI. I can highlight sequence, but can't seem to modify same.
How do I change boot sequence to either "D,A,SCSI" or "E,A,SCSI," or any another option to delay booting from C.
This is very old puter, maybe Bios should be updated/changed?
Probably better to get it running 1st?

HDD might be split. I know that at one time it had 2 partitions, but that was before a puter shop installed xp pro. Don't remember much else about it, but it does have a few files I would like to recover.

A:Solved: Bios settings- Award Software

your os, as such, really has nothing to do with the bios,
you didn't mention the brand or model #,
with MY IBM, i just hold the ctrl[control], key down,
about every manufacturer has some little quirky way of getting to the bios,
you can't reach that from within windows,
hence, my comment about the os not a factor above,
so whatever your documentation you got with it says,
or post same and someone here will help,
once into the bios,
use the arrow keys to move / highlight the selection on the screen,
1st boot device, 2nd boot device, etc.,
press the 'enter' key,
the choices then show up,
either like a drop-down list or a little splash on top of current window,
use arrow keys to pick choice,
hit 'enter' to accept choice,
continue your choices until finished,
make sure to choose whatever your bios says,
as 'accept changes' or 'save changes'
whatever along that line,
follow prompts to exit,

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switch the power on and nothing happens except for a continuous beeping. any ideas?
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 98 Second Edition (H3660) [WIN98SE]

MOTHERBOARD: RM Aopen MX36LE MicroATX VIA Apollo PLE133 Chipset [MX36LE]

CPU: Celeron 800MHz KNI (100MHz Front Side Bus)

RAM: 64MB (SDRAM) (upgraded to 256mb)

VIDEO: VGA Integrated Via VT8601 [_ATRI2D]
SOUND: Integrated AC97 Audio (AD1885 CODEC) [0AVIAC97]

A:(Solved) Continuous beep won't boot Award Bios

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i', trying to fix a friends PC - other post in this forum has provide the details however i cannot understand the boot sequence (note i am trying to fix remotely by phone)

Award Medallion BIOS v6.0, An Energy Star Ally
asus a7v-133 acpi bios revision 1005a

the boot menu
this implies a boot sequence

1) cd rom
2) floppy
3) dvd
4) ide harddrive

however, it wont boot a bootable CD or a bootable floppy - it it does is boot he hardrive - unfortunately the problem with the PC is it boots up logs in and then logs out again

cant find any manual / screen shots so i can see how to change sequence and if indeed this is the sequence.

In order to fix this PC i need to boot from the CD or floppy to copy a system file - or if all else fails rebuild the system.

other post here

A:Solved: award bios boot sequence problem

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

A:BIOS passwords for Award BIOS

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

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I'm helping someone with a machine that's not booting. It has a Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PC with an ECS RS-480-M motherboard.

For some reason, when the system is booted it gets past the POST and displays a "Code:E5, line 746" message and stops.

I've looked up the "E5" code, as best as I can, and it seems to mean "Check force recovery boot" (scroll to near the bottom of the page)

That's cool but my question is, what does "Check force recovery boot" actually mean and what action is needed to deal with it?

The system can't boot from the hard drive but CAN boot from a Linux liveCD I tested with. The hard drive is a SATA hard drive, maybe 180-200GB in size, and I connected it to another computer (Windows XP system) and ran a chkdsk on the drive and it found some corrupted files and 8kb in bad sectors.

I'm thinking the "Code:E5" message is relating to the hard drive, which I think is suspect, but I would like to know what the "Check force recovery boot" message actually means.

Any ideas?



A:Solved: Question about Phoenix Award BIOS POST code

No to sure but at a cannot find a Operating System and cannot find a recovery partition

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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?

A: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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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?????

A:Award BIOS

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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

A: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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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?


A: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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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?

A: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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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.

A: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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Hey, I keep getting a screen that says Award BIOS on it, some sort of setup screen every time I turn my pc on.

It has options for 2 different cpu speeds to be selected each time, with various other options associated with the F1, F2 etc buttons.
I manage to get past the screen by saving settings and xp loads as normal, but no matter what I do, it keeps coming on each time I startup the PC.

What's going on?


-Athlon xp2200+ 1.36Ghz
-30.6 GB HD remaining out of 80GB
-nvidia geForce 4ti4200 128mb graphics card
-ASUS A7v333 motherboard

A:Award BIOS screen on startup

Open the System Configuration Utility and check your boot paths

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I have a couple of years old hp I am rebuilding for a friend. The model is an Pavilion m8124n with an OEM Asus mobo. I just went to test it before installing it back into its case using the bare minimum (processor, heatsink, monitor, psu, one stick of ram and a keyboard). As I powered it on, it began beeping. One short beep followed by one long beep then a short pause then it repeats. I did not see anything on the monitor.

I tried to google the code but was unsuccessful. I need to know what the issue is whether be ram, video or mobo.

Please help!!!

Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra2) HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8124n Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (Canada - English)#

A:Award BIOS Post Codes

i seen this before it is the hard drive

let me get the correct web page

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first of all , please forgive me if this is a re - post . before this thread gets modified, please point me to a helpful post instead .

so , I ' m trying to install windows xp on a very old p3 with no usb port on the casing . so , i have to use an external hardware ( please see screenshot ) to be able to use usb . i ' ve verified the usb to be bootable . but the problem now is the BIOS doesn ' t seem to show the option to boot from USB ( screenshot ) . i ' m not able to use CD / DVD to boot since the upper IDE slot is not working - fixing it is not an option for me . the hardware to use USB must be okey ( already checked with replacements ) . the HDD is blank so i can ' t enter windows to update BIOS either . any help in this situation would be really appreciable . thanks in advance .

A:P3 Award BIOS Has No Usb Boot Option

USB not showing on boot menu

USB boot support came way after P3's went to market...

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I just purchased a 30 gig ata 100 maxtor hdd.The award bios on my m7vkb biostar board is june of 2000.Auto detect worked fine??The drive went in as lba/30737mb.Thats the same as default.I used maxblast to make 1 partition.I inserted a win98 boot disk to get the cdrom driver,typed 'setup' and then windows said '30,706,386,512 bytes'=28.5 gigs. 30,737,000,000 is what I thought it should say.What happened to 21mb?
Is it the fat system that rounds these numbers off to suit the windows operating system,or did I do something wrong? Another thing is I have 16mb clusters.How would I change them to 32 mb? Would 32 give better performance? My bios is so up to date that I can't enter any settings on the ide devices manually except access mode.The drive shows up as a generic ide disk also.HELP!!!I know a little about computers but I don't know alot more.

A:cylinders and sectors on award bios

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I'm trying to install a Quantum Fireball model LCT15 (15gig) hard drive into a system with a Matsonic motherboard with an Award version 4.51 BIOS. Questions:

1. Do I need to download and install utility to flash the bios?
2. If do I set it up? The system sees it, but it locks at "verifying dma data".
3. If I do need to flash the bios...can someone point me to the flash upgrade on the net?



A:Matsonic with Award 4.51pg Bios

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Oh no...
A friends pc, with bios password. I've replaced the battery to get rid of the password. Pc gives one long and three short beeps while booting, and stops after that. I've checked the videocard - without success.
Who can help me out of this?

A:award bios beep code

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Sometimes when I install drivers I get the message that my BIOS is out of date (including updates from AMD) if I go to the Phoenix site it says go to the motherboard manufacturer or run Biosagent if you use this you pay for the update but you do get this info so is it worth e-mail gateway support, using the boisagent or just leave well alone.
Info from biosagent
BIOS Type: Phoenix-Award
BIOS Date: August 18th 2006
BIOS ID: 08/18/2006-C51PVGM-GB-6A61HE1BC-00-None
BIOS OEM: C51PVGM-GB V1.0 081806 - 6.00 PG
Chipset: Athlon 1100 rev 0
SuperIO: Unknown
Manufacturer: Gateway
Motherboard: GM5046B
System onfo
OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Gateway
System Model GM5046B
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 18/08/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
User Name PaulGeorgeBa-PC\George
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.89 GB
Total... Read more

A:Award winning BIOS opinion

I checked out the BIOS Agent update, and researched it, and there are alot of complaints that the "update BIOS" is usually the same one that is available for free from the OEM, or in some cases, has bricked a system.

I suggest you not spend the money on a BIOS Agent subscription, and instead go to your OEM, and see if there is a BIOS update for your system.

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My mums computer has all of a sudden been getting a Phonix - AwardBios V6.00PG page when starts. It has all the usual stuff in it about hardware etc but has never done this before? It has a "Press F2 to continue" and a " Press F1 to enter set up" at the bottom.
When you press F2 it then goes to a selection of 2 what i think are operating systems to use to bootup. Yet it onlyhas the 1 on the HD.
I am lost here.
Thanks in Advance

A:Phonix Award Bios on bootup?

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You'll need these utilities: cbrom205.exe, bmp2epa.exe
A simple search should lead you to something.

Everytime your PC starts you may be forced to see a full screen logo of the manufacturer of your motherboard or PC; I'm not talking about the loading screen either which you can change in Windows anyways. Well say no more to these advertising billboards and customize your own logos. If you have a mobo that uses Award bios(mine is version 6 and I don't know if this mod works for previous versions) and are getting tired of the same old logo when your PC starts, follow my MOD, if you want to call it that.

Note: I just learned this a few minutes ago so do this at your own risk. :blackeye:

As always, back up your current bios, but you should be able to download them if you don't want to back them up. I certainly don't backup mine.

There are many versions of cbrom and I just happened to use cbrom205.

First step is to make a bitmap logo that's 640x480 8 bit and make sure you save it as .bmp. The file size of my logo was 300kb so make yours the same until everything works out fine. For simplicity, put cbrom205.exe, your bios file and the bitmap file in the same directory. In a dos prompt, change to the directory where the files are located. Type cbrom205 [your bios file] /logo [your bitmap file]. If everything worked out, you shouldn't see any error message. Basically what this does is replace the old logo with the new o... Read more

A:motherboards with Award bios: change your logos

Originally posted by erwin1978
Note: I just learned this a few minutes ago so do this at your own risk. Click to expand...

What is the source of your info?

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For the last 2-3 months, I've been using my newly build computer without a hitch. Yesterday, went to fire it up and nothing a split second of juice then nothing. Opened up the case and read the error code on the motherboard AW9D-Max.

The error code 8.2. means "Enable ATX Power Supply". Unfortunately, this discription is terribly vauge....did my power supply crap out on me? Can you have a bad power supply and still have some juice running to it?

I'm starting to think that the answer can only be found by someone else who had to deal with this...getting nowhere fast with Abit.

Power Supply: Antec Neo HE550

A:Post Code 8.2. (abit award bios)

2 posts on this problem mmarshall

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When this PC has sat in a releativly cool enviroment, it will boot up just fine. But let it get warmed up good, say having it on for 5-8 minutes and it will not boot up!

It gives the "Award Boot Block BIOS V1.0" and will not go any further.

The BIOS is "Award Modular" Version 6.00P

Do I have a chipset problem? Do I just need to update the BIOS?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

A:Award Boot Block BIOS Error

Correction to BIOS Version above: should read 6.00PG

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hi all
when i turn my comp on this messag eappear

award plug and play BIOS extension V1.0A

and i cand do anything just restart and long press to turnoff

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Ok so ive been here several times over the past 2 or so years with this same issue, and every time I think I have it solved but to no avail. here is the issue:
my computer was working fine one night and in the morning it wouldnt start. I click the power button and everthing sounds fine until Its suppost to give a single beep, but insted it gives me 1 long and 2 short beeps. I have an Award bios, and when I went to check out what this means, it says it:
"Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information"

so im not sure what this means other than the video card is bad. the video card is pretty new and before I go any further i guess I should say that the last time this happend, I fixed it by resetting my cpu. and before you say it, yes I have already tried this.

A:1 long beep 2 short? (award bios)


Sounds like the video card bit the bullet :dead:

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BIOS Question

I have an Abit BX-133 RAID motherboard which has Soft Menu III. I wanted to alter something in the Soft Menu III setup, but all the options, apart from CPU Operating Frequency and Spread Spectrum Modulated, are unavailable for me to alter. I can see them but can't change them. I opened my PC up and checked that all the DIP switches were set to the OFF position as it states in the manual. Can anyone tell me how to make these options available? For you information, I just wanted to alter the AGP transfer mode option.



Pentium III 933MHz
Windows Me
Abit BX-133 Raid Motherboard
ASUS V8200 GeForce 3 (28.32 Drivers)
256 MB Ra,

A:Award Bios Soft Menu III question

On some of those utilities, they are written for several different models of motherboards. Some functions may not be availible to you ever because of your model of board. I have a Giga-Byte board with Easy Tune III and cannot use it with XP until they update the bios. Short answer may be, your out of luck. If I find any more info I will let you know.

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I recently turned on my pc and it went straight to the award bios instead of windows desktop. It was on the advanced tab. In the middle of the screen was a square that said in it: "manual" and below it, it said "2400". To the right, there's a message that says something about me having to choose the cpu speed due to a new cpu being installed. But I haven't installed anything.

In order for me to work on my pc, I have to select either "manual" or "2400", exit and save changes. Then the pc works fine. But I have to do this every single time I power up my pc. I also noticed the date and time are incorrect in windows and bios. Went to bios and adjusted both. No luck. Did a system restore-no luck.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
specs: Windows XP Pro/asus p4pe-x mb/2.4ghz p4/1gb ddr 333 ram/80gb maxtor hd and 60gb western digital hd.

A:pc goes into award bios instead of windows/fans below threshold

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Sounds like you may have a dead cmos battery. Replace it and see if that helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Hi again,
I've been having some problems with my computer lately ( beginning May '12!,,,) which began when I finally got tied of fixing XP. I defaulted and asked a local computer store to install Win7 Home Premium onto my WD 160Gb IDE drive (which I had purchased from them 8 months prior) About two or three weeks later my MoBo suspiciously started to fail,,,Not one to cast aspersions I took it back and paid them another $50AUD to tell me that it was the MoBo then paid another Gigabyte reseller to confirm the same (who was intrigued that if you flicked the board on the bench it would ''re- boot'' as though someone had been a *little over zealous* in tending to it!!!)

So,,,three GA-8KNXP with DPS and two GA-8KNXPUltra FJ MoBo's LATER I finally attached my WD 160Gb HDD Win7 to a new configuration (thats the configuration not the MoBo they're all 2nd hand from my mates in China ,,,) AND,,, WOW 188 Microsoft Critical Updates 68 Conflicts and my Nvidia GeForce AGP card still not updating correctly,,,
Call to Microsoft was within the three day window for validation of install who suggested clean install which is fine as in the three weeks Win7 was in use I was mostly just finding my way around the newest OS offering from Microsoft.
The Win 7 boot disc would not load,,,
The support staff sugested I download a new Win7 .iso incase the Genuine DVD was corrupted
Still not working was suggested the Drive might be the issue, just happened that I ha... Read more

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Just received the machine and upgrading.  Installed Win 7 from XP for instance.

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hello!! i'm a newby, in need of some serious help!! i just bought a new KT333 dragon motherboard, with an athlon 2100 processor, all new everything really. i'm trying to get in to format my hard drives, and when i'm in the bios, it only shows "floppy" as my choice, and i can't get it to change the boot sequence so i can boot from the cdrom (my windows xp disk). please help! i'm tired of calling and being on hold for 30+ minutes with soyo company!! thank you in advance for any help or ideas!!

A:[Resolved] award bios - can't change boot sequence to cdrom

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I just moved my system (Asus M2N sli deluxe) to a new Antec computer case, and installed a large Noctua heat sink. Still using the same video card (Asus en7200gs). when I tried to boot up I got the error code. Makes sense b/c I don't get any video. I tried re-seating the video card and tried a different slot. No luck.

I just ordered a new video card to try out (I could use the HDMI upgrade anyways), but I have doubts that will fix it based on other inconclusive threads I have read.

What else could the problem be? Could it be the new CPU heatsink? Maybe the motherboard is bowed? Anything else I can try?

A:Award BIOS - 1 long, 2 short beeps - video error

Just try the new video card when it comes in. The beeping may mean that the motherboard is okay

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I've got a PC Chips M841LR board which works fine but it won't let me install my new Xtasy 64MB Geforce 2 PCI card. I tried it in windows 2000, & now in XP. It seems like this is a common problem but I've yet to see a decent solution. Here's what I've tried,

-disabling &/or uninstalling onboard video drivers & rebooting in vga
-disabling shared video memory (default is 32MB)
-rebooting in vga then installing video card's drivers and restarting

When ever I boot back up my computer locks up with the mouse cursor in the center of the screen. PC Chip's support is not existent, I've seen supposed IRQ reassigning solutions & that confuses me a little bit. I've pretty much given up, please help!!! Thanks in advance,
-Jay Callicott

A:Can't disable Onboard Video on PC Chips M841LR Board - Award Bios, HELP

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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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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

A: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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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.


A: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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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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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?     

A: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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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.

A: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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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.

A: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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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?

A: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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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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HP software said there was a bios update and it ran through this one screen said it recommended backing up the bios in case of corruption and it created a partition. Computer will now not boot and as its new I dont have a recovery disk. How is it that an automatic HP update can kill the computer. Anyone know if removing the partition will solve it or if /i have likely lost everything on the C drive. Any help appreciated thanks

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I recently took a BIOS update and I later on found out that it has messed up my Notebook. File transfer speed has been riduculously slow, games and movies stutter occasionaly. Everything has changed and it does not look good. Product Info: Model: Pavilion AB522TXOS: Windows 10 64-bit ( updated to the very last) RAM: 8 GBProcessor: i5-6200U

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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If yo... Read more

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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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Hi, I saw the new BIOS version 1.25 dated ?14?.?09?.?2016 appearing on Lenovos support site. I did not check the version I was having on my system before downloading the "new BIOS", so I started the installer and the tool told me I already have this BIOS version. msinfo32.exe tells me I am having BIOS 1.25 dated 13.07.2016. So apparently the BIOS was released already some time ago and I already flashed it to 1.25. So whats the point of re-releasing the 1.25? If there are any changes of todays version compared to the 1.25 released some time ago, is it worth flashing? If yes, how can I do this if the tool tells me I am already having the latest version and it does not let me override my BIOS? Thanks and best regards,Martin

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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How do I reset the BIOS or update the BIOS and how can I make the USB drive boot in boot menu? I have been contacting Microsoft multiple times and they need this info to fix my problem.

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When I open setup,it shows: have acer aspire v3-571G  Windows 8.1 Pro

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Now I don't want to shut down or restart my computer because I fear it won't boot up. This is awful. Is there anything I can do to restore my BIOS whilst my computer still works?

A:Just used @BIOS to update my BIOS, it failed at 50%

Argh is there ANYTHING I can do? I'm going to have to leave my computer on permanently otherwise.

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Model: HP EliteBook 2560pOriginal OS: Windows 7Current OS: Windows 7 64 bit Problem:I tried to update the BIOS using this file: Jun 2016Version F.62 Rev.A After performing BIOS update with sp76188.exe (7.7 MB) the system won't boot. No power problems occurred during the procedure. I have tried creating recovery USB Key, power up pressing Win+b, but the only effect is Caps Lock blinking and CPU fan working. Solutions for Phoenix BIOS won't work, because it isn't Phoenix BIOS, am I right? Do you have any ideas how to fix this? Best regards,macio232 

A:BIOS corruption after BIOS update

Hello, please use the link below to download the link for latest drivers Please be advised there may be chances you will loose complete data while bios recovery  please download the bios file on empty USB Stick and create USB recovery by running that file from the USB drive then follow the instructions as below: with the USB recovery media inserted on the unit  Turn off the computer.Plug the notebook into a power source using the power adapter.Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time while the computer is off.Still pressing the Windows and B keys, press and hold down the Powerbutton on the notebook for 1 second, and then release the Powerbutton and the keys.  

I'm an HP Employee.The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.Regards,Vijay

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I have an Asus A8N-E mobo and want to flash my bios, however like I said, the Award flash utility is nowhere to be found. So how do I do it?

A:Award flash is nowhere to be found. So how do I flash the bios?

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Hi, Thanx to shuttles indescript site I have killed my AI61 motherboard, I thought I was getting an executable zip which was actually the flash program + rom and after opening BEEEEEP

Anyway I have a eeprom burner and this eeprom sst39sf020 is right in the list.

Can anyone email me the bios .bin file for this motherboard? (not the file from shuttles site but the old bios file ai61s017.bin so I can flash it using my eeprom burner)

Or at least tell me how to extract the .rom from the exe file shuttle sends

If I get the rom file I will be able to revive this nifty old 750!

PS it appears that shuttle quite sending *.bin bios updates a while ago but if anyone can find ai61s017.bin I would be gratefull


A:(solved) Shuttle AI61 messed up bios, where do I find a bios bin file?

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I've been trying to find an update but I'm not getting anywhere. I was linked to biosagent from the Award website and did a scan, results below. Is there even an update available?
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
BIOS ID: 12/13/2002-I845G/ICH4-KIRIN
BIOS Date: 20021213
BIOS Vendor: Award Software, Inc.
BIOS Version: ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
BIOS Size: 262144
Chipset: Intel 2560 rev 1
SuperIO: NSC 360 rev 225 at port 002E
OEM Sign-on: ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
Motherboard Name: Sony Corporation
Motherboard Model: PCV-RS100(UC)
System Name: Chassis Manufacture
System Model: US
Base Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Base Product: KIRIN

A:Solved: BIOS update

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Please help.
I recently put in an Athlon 2100+ processor in my HP Pavillion 8776C System # P2978AR which should run at 1776 MHz. However, it is running at 1300 MHz and I am told it is because my FSB is set at 200MHz and not 133MHz. My bios will not allow me to change this setting and I was told that I need to update my bios so I can make the fix. I can't find the right bios upgrade. Here are the results from running a bios checker from the phoenix/award site.

Program: Unicore BIOS Wizard Version 1.9
Program: Unicore Chip Detect v0.72 2000.03.10
BIOS Date: 01/19/01
BIOS Type: PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0.I
BIOS ID: unknown
Chipset: VIA 82C305 rev 3
Superio: VIA 686 rev 34 found at port 7h

Please let me know which bios update I should install and where to look for instructions on how to do it. The tool I used said it would sell me a new BIOS, but from what I've read, these should be free and I don't want to have to pay for something just because I'm naive about it. I would appreciate any help I can get. If this is not a bios problem, I'd be glad to hear about it because this is driving me crazy!


A:Solved: BIOS Update

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I have a ecs p4s5mg/gl mb with an ami bios i need to flash so i can change clock speed to 133mhz so it will run at 533fsb. I found the right bios update it is 021018 i put it on floppy with the flash utility when i type dir at the a prompt i dont see any bin files.I tried it a couple times still no luck.

A:[Solved] Bios Update

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Here's my configuration:

Platform : Intel Averill Fundamental

Mainboard : Intel D946GZIS

Chipset : Intel i946GZ

Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 @ 2666 MHz

Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )

Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

Hard Disk : WDC (500 GB)

Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Professional 6.01.7600 (x64)

DirectX : Version 11.00

Mainboard : Intel D946GZIS

I bought some more RAM (2 x 2GB) so my machine would run smoother with the Windows Upgrade to 7 and a friend of mine told me to update my BIOS to prevent the machine from crashing with more that 2 GB of RAM.

I downloaded the BIOS update, BIOS Update [TS94610J.86A]. When I run it, however, it says it cannot proceed due to a programming or internal error.

Any suggestions?

Should I try to install the RAM and see if it works? I don't want to open it in case I can't get my mobo to run the extra RAM and I have to return it.

A:Solved: BIOS Update for New RAM

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I get the BSOD that says, either update your BIOS, insufficient disc space, or bad video drivers. This is a blank 640gb Hard drive that I am trying to install Windows 7 on. The BSOD appears during the boot up sequence off the Windows 7 disc.

this is my Mobo:

I need to update my bios but I don't have acces to the internet, because I have no OS, and i don't own a floppy drive or floppy discs. I believe the reason i need to update is because I bought memory that is not on their supported list but they have updates out that say more memory compatibility.

Is there any way I can go about updating this without a floppy drive?

A:Solved: Need to update BIOS

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Hi guy... I'd like to ask you for Asus M51Vr BIOS updating. I was downloaded AFUDOS manual, but I'm not sure for using AFUDOS for Asus M51Vr. Though it seems to me it's better update BIOS in DOS mode. And one more thing: BIOS's file extension is not .rom, it's M51VaAs.211. It would be nice you explain me about this and maybe show me where I'd can take utility for my laptop BIOS update. Thanks!

A:Solved: BIOS Update

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Hi guys i have updated my bios from F.13 to F.23 on a Hp pavillion dv63060sa i have switchable graphics between intel hd and ati radeon 5470 hd.Im just wondering if this is the correct bios for my machine.Any advice would be very much appreciated.Thanks.

A:Solved: Bios update Hp Help

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I set up a new HP Pavilion laptop a few weeks ago and it is working perfectly with no problems. I noticed when browsing on the HP support site that a more recent BIOS update was available. My question is is it advisable to flash the BIOS with the new update as it is available or to leave well alone?

I might add I have never flashed a BIOS before and have read the procedure very carefully and realise that a mistake could wreck the MOBO.

I would appreciate any advice.

Thank you.



Generally speaking, it's best to not update your BIOS unless it's to address a specific problem or to allow a desired hardware (e.g., CPU) upgrade. Read the description of the new BIOS version to see if it would benefit you in any significant way.

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I cannot understand IBM's instructions. There seem to be 3 choices to updating the BIOS ... bootable diskette version, Flash from operating system version, and CD ISO image version. What do i use? Thanks.

A:Solved: Trying to update BIOS

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Hello all...
Fixing a friend's computer and decided to update their BIOS. However, I am confused as to which one I am supposed to choose. The website for the mobo (ECS K7S5A) offers 15 different ones! I am thinking I need all of them since the dated updates are all newer than what is listed below in the BIOS specs. But... Would I really need to flash the BIOS 15 different times? I have never had to choose from so many BIOS updates before so if anyone could check out the site and help me out with this I would really appreciate it!

The info I have on the current BIOS is:
BIOS Manufacturer : American Megatrends Inc.
Version : 07.00T
Date : 04/02/01
Plug & Play Version : 1.00
SMBIOS/DMI Version : 2.30
(EE)PROM Size : 256kB (2Mbit)

General Capabilities
Can be Updated/Flashed : Yes
Can be Shadowed : Yes
Is Socketed : Yes
Supports Plug & Play : Yes
Supports ESCD : Yes
Supports Enhanced Disk Drive : Yes
NEC PC-98 Spec Compatible : No

Power Management Features
Supports APM : Yes
Supports ACPI : Yes
Supports Smart Battery : No

Boot Features
Supports Selective Booting : Yes
Supports CD/DVD Boot : Yes
Supports PCMCIA/CardBus Boot : No
Supports LS-120 Boot : Yes
Supports ZIP Boot : Yes
Supports i2o Boot : No
Supports FireWire/1394 Boot : No
Supports BIOS Boot Block : Yes
Supports Interactive Network Boot : No

A:[SOLVED] Which BIOS update do I need?

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Hi, i am trying to update my BIOS. I went to insyde website (thats the bios manufactor) but then no longer provide the end user support downloads or whatever... and next then i went to acer (my system brand) and they have a few BIOS updates but i do not know which one to choose... any help... what should i do

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-350 Processor, AMD64 Family 20 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2793 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290808 MB, Free - 242087 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, HMA71_BZ
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: bios update help

Ok.. Looks like you have an Acer Aspire 7250G. Please verify here if I'm incorrect.,%20ULTRABOOK&Step2=ASPIRE&Step3=ASPIRE%207250G&OS=ALL&LC=en&BC=ACER&SC=PA_7

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Hello All:

I am using a Dell GX260 bios version a02 and I am trying to flash it to A09 which would allow me to boot from USB FLASH...

I downloaded the bios update, and according to the directions:

Double-click the down loaded file GX260A09.EXE on your Desktop.
If the Security Warning window appears, click Yes.
Click the Setup button.
A black MS-DOS window appears.
Press the <Enter> key.
Insert a formatted floppy disk in the floppy disk drive and press the <Enter> key.
Press the <Y> key to begin copying files.
The message End of the disk set appears.
Press the <Enter> key.
Click the Start button,
Click the Run button.
Type a: in
the Open box and click OK.
A list of files on the floppy disk appears.
Close all open windows and leave the disk in the floppy drive.
I am not getting the option to hit "Y" and begin copying the files to the "A" drive...the CMD window closes quickly and nothing happens after...

Any ideas why this is happening? I am using WinXP


A:Solved: Bios Update Help

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i recently updated my HP notebook's vista active support lib & now the health check states that there's an BIOS update for Atlantis/Apollo 1.x system BIOS but i dont know if its for my model Pavillion DV6307CA or not?

A:Solved: BIOS update available

First of all why do you want to update the bios?

If you are not having any problems, leave it alone. If you do a search on this forum for failed bios updates, you will find a number of people who have rendered their systems unbootable.

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BIOS download

I have an Hp ZD8000 desktop replacement with bios version f.32. I want to update to version f.34 (latest) because I heard it fixes some problem with the fan not spinning, thus lowering temps. Do I have to update to version f.33 first then f.34, or can I just update strait to f.34? Also is there a risk of the update failing, rendering my pc completely useless?

A:Solved: Bios update

Yes and yes.

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Windows Vista keeps saying my BIOS is out of date. I ran a scan and found this out.

BIOS Type: Phoenix
BIOS Date: January 3rd 2006
BIOS ID: Unknown-None
Chipset: Intel 2570 rev 2
SuperIO: Unknown
Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
Motherboard: Dell DE051

I have a Dell 8110. The question is if my bios is out of date where can i find the update without having to pay for it (like biosagentplus)


and welcome to the Forum

go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the BIOS and any other drivers you need

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I got a tualatin celeron in a asus p3v4x slot one motherboard, i use a slotket with an adapter on top of that.

every thing works fine until i restart and then the system hangs. If i restart a second time it enters the bios and i have to set the stuff again this is very annoying, i think the problem is that the processor should be running at a cpu core voltage of 1.5 but its running at 1.67 i cant go any lower because thats the lowest voltage i can choose, can a bios update fix this problem and with a bios update can i choose the right voltage?

A:Solved: Would a bios update fix this

Maybe. You need to check with the mfg of your mb to see if they have any updates that address that issue. Bios updates are not done for fun or to have the latest bios. They are only done when you need a feature the update has.
The reason is a failed update can leave your system unbootable.

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I have ibm thinkpad R51 2887 nq2 series . My system has been crashed as it is not starting.The whole system gets hang after showing the first ibm screen. The bios utility setup is not getting opened through access ibm button . In safe mode it shows that system BIOS and video BIOS is not working and it has been shadowed.sometimes the system gets started ,but after one minute ,it stucks and the whole system paused and nothing happens.It may be the virus attack on BIOS and it also changes the time and date configuration of BIOS. so what should i do .And how i can install BIOS driver to the system.

A:Solved: system BIOS and video BIOS shadowed

Did you mark this "Solved"?

It sounds like you need a new CMOS battery.

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hi, i have been hitting my head for long to get the answer of this question... and got no sophisticated answer in my google search, hopefully u guys could help me out..

well, they ask for BIOS UPDATE, gather your bios version n brand name, go for appropriate site nd have update..?
but the question that arise in my mind..(being tech student and encounter this bootstrap loader numerous times) is
BIOS IS A "ROM" CHIP, and so we must only be able to read from it..
then how is it possible to write on it and update the BIOS and more over, in my college books i find.. if u want to update your bios then u have to change your entire chip or sometime even motherboard

hopefully i will find sufficient answer.. thanx for anyhelp

A:Solved: Bios update or disk update?

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My Dell E510 only has 256mb of ram so i bought (2) 1gig cards. these are Dell pieces. from everything ive read they should work. when i install them and turn the pc on it just beeps and will not boot. i contacted the supplier and was told that i need to upgrade my bios. i currently have A02 and downloaded A05 from the dell website. when i try to run it i get an error and it says windows could not be configured and to re-boot. i have done this several times with the same result. am i missing something?

A:Solved: cant uprade ROM/ update BIOS

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Ok...So my computer had a 3.0 ghz intel 4. processor...i recently upgraded to a intel (d) with a higher computer only recognizes the3.0 ghz because my bios needs updated. But when I got to hp to try and update the bios it's only available for vista and my comp. is partitioned with xp and windows 7...someone please help!

A:Solved: Someone Please help me update my bios!!!Ok...So my computer had a 3.0 ghz int

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I'm attempting to reinstall Windows XP Pro on my Acer Aspire One AO751h netbook using WinToFlash which went pretty smoothly until it got stuck on "Registering Components." During the failed setup, I formatted the hard drive so I can't exactly access Windows at this point (cuz it isn't there, obviously).
I read a tip that indicated I should make sure the BIOS is fully updated but instructions on HOW to update are based on doing it through Windows, which I can't do now. I did post on the WinToFlash forum just in case this is an issue with the product but I have a feeling it's a hardware issue since I was successful at accessing setup/booting via USB.

Any tips?

A:Solved: Update BIOS after formatting?

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I am hoping to get some help from you guys when it comes to updating my BIOS as I have never done this before. I used CPUID to check my current version of 2/8/06. When I go to my mobo's web site, it says I am behind by 20 updates. When I looked at the most current one, it says I need to download the one b4 the current one. I tried to do this but when I downloaded it, and tried to run it, I get the following msg "the BIOS version you are installing is older than your system's current BIOS. Do you want to continue".
Now I am confused by this and am hoping to get some help. Here is the link to my mobo:

Any help is appreciated.


A:Solved: BIOS update help needed

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Well guys im new to the forum but i have read alot on here and im positive some of you can help me out... well here is my problem:

I decided to update my bios on my mother board (Intel D865PERL) so i went to the Intel Site and got the bios update for my motherboard. After this i double clicked the .exe and it ran as it should, when it restarted it gave me a series of beeps (normal) then it went to a screen that read "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device" so i tried restarting and going into the bios and i went to boot priority, all it showed was my floppy drive and my CD-RW drive, no Hard drive detected. so I decided to try reinstalling windows and the windows setup detected my Hard drive and i went to install and it went to the screen that read press enter to install windows, press F8 to agree, etc, etc, the setup continued and it formated the drive, then it went to "setup is loading files" after that finished it said "setup will now reboot and then continue installation" it would reboot and then go back to the screen that read "press enter to install windows", ive even reset my CMOS and it didnt help at all... now im at a point where i have no idea what to do so.... if any of you have any suggestions it would be greatly aprecciated.

Thanks for reading,

A:Solved: problem after bios update

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I currently have an ATI Radeon X1550 512MB PCI-I x16 GPU on a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Rev 3.3 mobo with latest F14 (not Beta) BIOS.

When trying to play a snooker game (I know - lol) - I have to run it in 800*600 and turn settings such as anti-aliasing, anisotropic filtering etc to either minimum or off.

My PC is fully optimised, defragged, I have tried disabling all AV etc but cannot seem to make any improvements.

I have the correct drivers for the Card (which took some doing as on Windows 7 RC x64 Ultimate).

The only thing I can think of is updating the X1550 BIOS.

1. How do I do this
2. Where do I get the proper BIOS
3. Is it safe to up the PCI-E clock up from 100Mhz

I enclose a screenshot of the GPU details.

Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: X1550 BIOS Update

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I have an Aspire 5610z n few months agoi download one ofthebios folders...after that my laptop stop getting wifi,,,now some ppl said ineed to download the right update for my laptoop n that will probably help my laptop to get wifi back runing again...any sugestion??

A:Solved: how can i update the BIOS on my laptop?

Contact Acer and find out what you have to do.

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Hi, Because of many crashes and a Windows messages telling me my BIOS was probably out of date I updated it through the Micro Star International
MSI Live Update Online. During the download process it gives you the option to backup your existing BIOS settings to a floppy. I don't have one so had to bypass. It seemed to worked but when the operation restarted I didn't know what I was supposed to do. In any case it rebooted but on that startup screen it said 'Checksum bad'. When XP loaded I got the 'the system has recovered from a serious error' message again. I thought that I must have done something wrong. I went throught the whole process again to update the BIOS process. XP loaded OK and everything seeme to work. Becasue of the previous problems I thought I had better check and restarted. I tried Pause/Break to freeze the startup screen bit by bit. But I couldn't grab the last line even with multiple attempts. No matter howm many times I tried I just couldn't read the last line,which I think said something about the Checksum' . But couldn't make out whether it was bad or good. In previous viewings when it was 'bad' it was slower. Can anyone explain what is happening or how to capture the last line of text.
Sorry to be so longwinded but I hope someone can illuminate what is going on.Thanks.

XP Home SP3, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 500GB, Micro Star International MS-7387 motherboard, BIOS: American Megatrends In... Read more

A:Solved: BIOS update - Checksum bad

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Iím using ASUS P5N-E S motherboard. I have used the EZ-Flash 2 utility to update my BIOS from a floppy disk. It went fine. The BIOS was updated and the computer restarted.

After it restarted however, I got a message saying that the computer couldn't start and I would need to restore the default settings. I went to setup and restored the default settings and now whenever I try to start my computer, I get the following error: "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER".

Please can someone tell me how I can stop this from happening and get my computer to start up normally?


A:Solved: Can't Restart After BIOS Update

Make sure that the hard drives are detected correctly and the boot order includes the hard drive. The BIOS reset the settings to the defaults so it may be set incorrectly now. Also if you have RAID setup then you need to re-enable that as well.

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I'm adding a wireless pci adapter to my IBM R40 Thinkpad and need to upgrade the Bios for the system to recognize the new card.

I see that the current bios version is many generations older than the version that I need to install. Each newer version has specific fixes and enhancements. Do I need to install the all versions between the current and new or will the newest version contain all the previous fixes as well?


A:Solved: Bios Update, All or most recent?

The latest version will contain all the previous versions.

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I want to update the Bios of a Probook 640 G2, Win 7 Pro 64.On the HP site there is a download, for v01.02 Downloaded the SP74154 file, ran it, when asked restarted the laptop: the result I got after starting up: "The system could not find one of the BIOS Update binary files. Please make sure the correct BIN fileis located on the system hard drive or on removable USB Key under the "Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\New" folderor under the "EFI\HP\BIOS\New" folder. It may also be placed under the "Hewlett_Packard\BIOS\Previous" folderor under the "EFI\HP\BIOS\Previous" folder.[OK] Even if I made the folders and put in the .bin files, ran the SP74514 file again, I got the same message and the BIOS is not updated.Would gladly have it because we have issues with wifi not working after we undock it and take it to a conference room. So anybody has a solution???Thx!   

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A:[ SOLVED ] Can not update Bios Probook 640 G2

OK, Can you manually create a folders   EFI\HP\BIOS\Newon the flash drive, then paste N87_0102.bin there E.g.  E:\EFI\HP\BIOS\New\N87_0102.bin Then, reboot, enter F10 to update the BIOS and see if it will work ?  Can you also reboot the computer, keep press F1 for System Information. Once it opens, please copy/paste all the information here, especially product number, motherboars info and ROM version or something similar - whatever is there...  Looking forward to your reply.

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If you get infamous error when updating HP Portables (laptops/notebooks/ netbooks) BIOS within Windows:"SYSTEM DOES NOT CONTAIN THE NECESSARY WMI SUPPORT FOR THIS VERSION OF HPQFLASH":-------- I am posting a solution found for own business laptop (HP 8540W & 8760W) so WebSearch engines index/register it in a few days - future sufferers come here and get a SOLUTION, finally.  Disreagrd previous "experts" advises, they don't work 100% & pity on TechSupport folks who get HP paychecks yet don't know products their co. designs/manufactures (on deep Technical level):Below is a SOLUTION (WORKING) ! Go into Services (Run "services.msc" or get there thru ControlPanel-->AdminTools-->), find following 2 services ==> make sure they're running, chances are they're NOT (as in my case I keep them disabled unless need running):1) "HP Software Framework"2) "HP Service" [no typo - a real plain name]If not running, set Properties-->Manual and click "Start", make sure both are running.Rerun BIOS updater, choose option for "Within Windows" or something to that effect (using HPQ/ROMpaq updater), rather than "create USB BootDisk on Key", this time it should work without the hassle of a BootDisk creation.Should work from within Windows environment. Notes:a) Likely only one (1) service is responsible - namely "HP Software Framework" for HPQ Updater to fail, but doesn't hurt to reenable/restart both services.I in fact am responding to other customers who el... Read more


Thank you for the post.  This helped me.  I would also like to add that if you decide to uninstall all the HP junk that's preloaded, you'll also run into this issue and will have to do BIOS updates via the DOS Flash utility.  So for all you IT houses dealing with HP, do a BIOS update FIRST before uninstalling all that stuff.  Lesson hard learned.

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