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Solved: Bios update or disk update?

Q: Solved: Bios update or disk update?

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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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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I need to update the BIOS on an Asus a7V mobo. I have the BIOS, I have Aflash. I intend for this to be an XP Pro machine. Do I have to format my boot disk thru XP?
Also, does any one have any pointers for this seemingly daunting task? The Asus manual is amazingly vague in this regard.

A:XP boot disk, BIOS update

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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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when startup pc (black screen) massage displayed" Please insert correct disk"
massage exact forgot.
next a few second this is massage displayed:"Please floppy disk insert to drive A"
again massage exact forgot.
Will be updated via USB BIOS .
What should I do to prepare a USB?

A:How To Update Bios By usb(Create an MS-DOS startup disk)

Hi there.

I'd suggest you DON'T do this -- it's very rarely you would ever need a BIOS update - especially on more modern computers. Most of any new features could in fact be handled by SOFTWARE if necessary. If it goes awry your computer will just become a doorstop as it might not be able to boot again.

(Firmware updates on things like DVD players are another issue - but I'm assuming the OP is referring to computer MOBO's).

Even trying to get USB3 support on an older Mobo isn't really worth it -- you need a Pci-e card which is as slow as molasses compared with native USB3 anyway -- not worth it.

However if you really must -- most places that allow you to "flash" the BIOS will have instructions on how to prepare the various sets of bootable media.

If the site is still mentioning Floppy Disks then it's probably time to update your Mobo anyway.


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So I think I might need to update my BIOS to solve a larger problem, however I'm stuck at the moment because I can't fit all the BIOS update files unto the floppy disk. The files that windows puts on the floppy disk to make it boot able take up 568,320 Bytes, and extracted, the files for updating the BIOS take up 1,111,277 Bytes. I really don't see how this is supposed to fit on a floppy disk that holds 1,457,664 Bytes. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for reading this!


A:How do I update BIOS if the files don't fit on the floppy disk?

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I searched in this forum for a solution to update the BIOS without a floppy drive. The only one i found was this thread [] , but there is no .iso file for the tecra 8000 series.
is there any solution to get the new bios installed on my tecra 8000 without any floppy drive ?

A:BIOS Update for Tecra 8000 without Floppy Disk

I have checked Toshiba BIOS download page on and TRAD BIOS version is offered. This old Tecra is maybe 10 years old and at this time Toshiba has offered traditional BIOS update only.

Win versions are offered later with newer Tecra 9000/9100.

Maybe stupid question now but why do you need BIOS update?

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So have an intel mobo, and there is a BIOS update for it, but the windows exe that Intel provides to flash it right from inside windows doesn't work in Vista 64 Ultimate.

So My other options are to create a bootable USB stick or a bootable CD. I actually don't have a USB stick I can use for this, so I want to go the CD route. Either way I don't know how I can make a bootable Vista disk that gets me to a command prompt that I can put these bios files on so then I can run the bios update.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated as I think this BIOS update could solve some problems I'm having getting things running smoothly.


A:How can I make a Vista Boot Disk so I can update my BIOS

you don't need a 'vista' bootable disk to be able to flash the bios.

ANY bootable will work, DOS will be the smallest. Checkout, you'll find everything you need to get the job done.

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After Bios update failed my hard disk looks like below Is it possible to combine 8 mb unallocated,980 mb and HP_tools to combine with C?

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Hello everyone. Good morning.   i have a problem with this oldie but really good laptop. its a A11 or 3000 c200 model.suddenly the Bios and Video became Shadowed and do not let me Install windows. just got freeze after start installation of windows 7 pro (x86 or x64 tried both). the old harddrive is dead so cant use recovery media from hdd! so i need to install a new OS. do exist any program for install the lastest Bios without bein into Windows OS?i know i have to upgrade from 1.06 or 3.02BIOS Ver. 1.06 (63ET60WW)to  BIOS Ver. 1.08 (63ET62WW)1.08 or 3.11 (the lastest bios for this model), because 3.12 is for N100 ( following this ote ) yesterday i read somewhere is not recommended use usb for Bios update. so, what can i do? how can i create a bootable media for it? any suggestion will be really appreciated. thanks for reading. have a nice day =D 

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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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I have an existing Windows 10 Pro installation. My partitions are:
system reserved: 500 mb
C: boot, page file, primary partition
E: logical drive
F: logical drive
I would like to do a clean install with WIN 10 Anniversary Update (1607), and convert my disk from BIOS to UEFI.
What modifications would i need to do to GPTgen while upgrading and maintaining my programs and data?


A:clean install with anniversary update & disk conversion BIOS to UEFI


Windows 10 already utilizes GPT partitioning....on a clean install. The only thing you would need to do is change your BIOS firmware from Legacy BIOS to UEFI BIOS. You will need to confirm that in your BIOS. Or to check with in the search bar of cortana, type system information and when the window pops up, scroll down to BIOS's mine.

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Hi Guys,

I have a REAL newbie question. I?ve tried reading a bunch of tutorials, but they?re a little over my head. I think my question is pretty basic, but after a couple hours research, hopefully someone here would be kind enough to help.

I have an M2A-VM motherboard and my system keeps freezing up, no input from keyboard or mouse, no ctl-alt-del, nothing. It freezes intermittently, but never goes more than 3 hours without freezing, sometimes freezes in a few seconds, with 5 ? 10 minutes being the average time it works before freezing. Seems to freeze more (often immediately) when I?m using the mouse than any other time, but it will freeze on it?s own, just idling, if you give it enough time.

I?ve read a few things including updating bios and downloading the latest motherboard drivers. My problem starts when I go to download the mobo drivers from this page:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

It lists 41 driver updates there for my motherboard:

41 files found

Qualified Vendor List (1)

BIOS (20) [BIOS History]

BIOS-Utilities (1)

Chipset (1)


LAN (1)

Utilities (2)

Manual (14)

And apparently I?m ?missing? these Windows Updates:

Q934062 - Important
Q936960 - Important
Q950130 - Critical
Q951550 - Important
Q951944 - Important
Q973923 - Moderate

Question #1: Do I download all 41?? Surely my machine can?t need 41 updates? How do I know which ones to download and install?

Question #2: ... Read more

A:Windows Update INCLUDES Motherboard Drivers and BIOS Update on M2A-VM?

I have the same board on another pc.

You only need to download and install only that which would make your setup current.

You really only need to update the bios if you will be moving up to a newer processor that is not currently supported by the current bios or if the newer bios fixes a known problem.

You need the latest motherboard chipset driver. (I would install this first if you haven't already)

You need the latest LAN driver.

The audio driver you can either download from Asus or from RealTek.

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I have a HP 2000 Notebook PC that goes in a continue loop with a black screen.  The operating system does not load.  The fan works and the led power light is operational.  A current system check reveals the last bios update being F.20 and UEFI update being  I downloaded the most current BIOS on  an USB drive and attempted the BIOS update.  The BIOS upgrade did not recognize the usb drive and I was unable to load the update.  I downloaded the most current UEFI firmware and want to know how to upload it.  Can anyone provide some assistance?  Thank you and have a great day.

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Trying to download these updates. Have left computer on for hours to allow them to complete. It never does. Now I read in another post don't update for updating's sake. If that is the case, how can i tell the HP Support assistant (down in the right hand corner) to ignore these?

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I have, or had a laptop purchased 9 months ago, therefore under warranty. Yesterday the ThinkVantage System Update recommended a BIOS update. After the traditional recommendations about what should not shut down the computer, the laptop is reset and started with the update.

During execution, displayed on a screen command, a message "ERROR XXXX. Press any key to continue." After press the key the laptop was freezedy was completely blocked. After an hour without seeing response and no sign of life, I decided to turn it off to confirm the disaster. The laptop was dead.

The laptop began to beep and would not start. Before the panic generated by the situation, I searched the forums where I found several cases that refer to the same problem and the insinuation that makes LENOVO about the customer's responsibility to avoid recognizing the warranty.

I was not looking for a BIOS update, it was recommended by ThinkVantage System Update, the software executed it and damage the equipment.

Besides being a damage caused by the ThinkVantage System Update, the situation gets worse when the answer given by support insinuates that the customer turn off the computer, so it is a CID (Customer Induced Damage) and therefore the guarantee does not cover it. I do not understand how LENOVO may imply that the responsibility of the customer. Really disastrous.

In conclusion, if you are not needing to make a BIOS update, it is preferable to omit the BIOS update messages given to ThinkVantage System... Read more

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i 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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Hi,I have this note book since 2013 it was running windows 8.0  I try to upgrade it to woindows 8.1 with no success. And I saw someone from the forum says if revert BIOS back to old version 01.05 will do. I tried it didn't help. Then I try again to update the bios to newest ver 01.31 .Now the computer take ages to boot up. "One drive shows script err" and can't even go to Store to down load it say "Your PC isn't connect to internet..."  but my internet access and all the program is working just slow.Now what can I do? Go back to old Bios version? How? or you have any suggestion to upgrade to windows 8.1 or windows 10?Any help would be much appreciated. Stanley

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I bought this HP Probook 455 G3 and it has just run out of warranty which I intend to renew very soon. I don't like 8.1 or 10 so I spent more than I wanted to and I bought a new Windows 7 lappy that is a business laptop. I always do the recommended updates that I receive by E mail but one I never do which is the Bios update. The last time I did a Bios update on this lappy it wouldn't fire up afterwards. Rang tech help and after going through some troubleshooting it went back for repair. It came back working and luckliy i didn't have many pictures on it.Started from scratch and haven't had a problem since. I am now scared to do the Bios update. And.... Beofre I bought this laptop I bought a Windows 8.1 from HP direct . Hardly use it but update virus protection as necassary and last week there was a Bios update to perform. I also took out another 2 years warranty on it. Same think happened. Last week in fact. Wouldn't fire up afterwards. Again Tech help tried to help but in the end after frequent crashes it went in for repair on Friday. Good job I took out the extra warranty... I am now down to 1 laptop which I do not want to fail on me. I don't seem to have much luck with the Bios updates... Advice please? Is the Bios absolutely essential?

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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:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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Hi All,

I know that You must have a very good reason to update Your BIOS, but if I decided I wanted too and went ahead and updated it would I have to do a fresh install of windows 7 afterwards ??


Jumbo 1.

A:Solved: Windows 7 & BIOS update.

No you wouldn't. But, as you say, there has to be a good reason for updating the Bios and it won't be of any benefit unless there is an existing problem that you are quite certain is going to be fixed with a Bios update. If the update goes wrong it can completely trash your system, so be sure you need to do it before going ahead.

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I have been having an overheating issue with my computer recently. I put in a new heatsink/fan and nothing happened. My computer was running in the 60's at a good moment, up to 75 degrees when just browsing the internet. I Went to the HP support page and it said there was a BIOS update. Dummy me figures yea ok. I downloaded it, ran it, all seemed fine. Computer restarted and then told me windows could not load. Ran the repair tool, and after 45 minutes, it could not find/fix any issues. Restored the computer to a week ago and same thing. This has been going on all night. I found a way to flash and update the BIOS from a flash drive but it does not seem to be working since my bios update is in an exe file not bin. What can I do? Please help.

AMD Athlon II x4 processor
4GB Ram
Foxconn 2A92 Motherboard
HP overpriced piece of plastic with a label p6510f on it

A:Solved: I think this is a case of BIOS update gone bad

A BIOS update that comes as an 'exe' file is designed to be run from within Windows.

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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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I built this compter about 3 yrs ago. It has the Asus M4A785-M board. It had been sluggish for a while. Then it finally just crashed with the BSOD and a checksum error. This is one I had given to a friend, so I'm not sure what all happened to it. Anyway she brought it to me a few days ago to fix. I tried to re-install XP PRO, but got the message that the BIOS needs to be updated. I have already wiped the HD. The BIOS version is 0906 from 4/14/10. I have never done this and have no idea what I'm doing. I haven't been able to find out what the latest version is or what to do next. I need all the help I can get!!

A:Solved: How to update BIOS with EZ flash 2

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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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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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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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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.

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A:Solved: BIOS update - Checksum bad

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is there a program that can upgrade my jetaway bios. becouse the normal way is way too complicated

A:Solved: Easy Bios Update

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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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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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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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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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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'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'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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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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Hi there I have an Acer Aspire 5738 and would like to update to the latest BIOS I have downloaded the zip and extracted the files but am not sure what to do with them I would like to update using a sandisk flash drive, I also need to know what steps to take to format the usb, my file system is NTFS and most of the videos on youtube say to format it using FAT or FAT2 and they aren't for my particular model I don't want to mess it up. Here are the folders and files contained in them :-

DOS = ACERACDC application
phlash16 application

Winflash32= ABVXD.VXD Virtual Device Driver (I also have Winflash 64 folder but I'm using 32 bit)
JV50134 application

BIOS (not in folder) Windows batch file

Could you please tell me the procedure I need to follow in order for me to update the BIOS?

Thanks in advance for any help

A:Solved: Flash Bios Update Acer

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Hello, I hope some one can help me.

I have a compaq v3070tu laptop with Windows XP Pro SP2 32 bit. I was having a problem with the wireless connectivity and while searching for remedies I read that it could be because of an old bios version. I checked the current installed bios on my laptop and it was an f11. The latest version on the hp website was f39, so i downloaded and installed the f39.

While installing it also said that it had backed up the old bios version. After installation the computer shut down, but when i started it again windows xp did not load.

Windows is now not even starting in safe mode. All i get is the initial xp startup screen for 2 seconds after which there is a flash of a blue screen with stuff written that I cannot read, and then the machine restarts.

I have a xp installation cd with which i tried to reinstall xp, but it now says that even the hard disk is not detected and therefore xp cannot be installed. But I went into bios and did a harddisk scan which was completed. So I don't understand how the hard disk is not being detected.

Can someone please tell me how I can get into windows and somehow reinstall the old bios and get things back to normal? There should be a backup somewhere of the bios, since the software said so while installing.

It's really upsetting and I'm cursing myself for uploading the bios.

I hope someone can help me.

A:Solved: Windows xp not loading after bios update

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Hi all

Long time no post!

I recently canned my trusty XP desktop and upgraded it to Windows 7 Pro 64bit with 8GB of RAM.


Intel Quard Core Processor
8GB DDR2 8500 1066MHZ Ram
Asus P5KR Motherboard
150GB hard disk (2 x 75GB setup as RAID 0)

Everything was working great and I love Windows 7.

Then I noticed that after I shut the PC down the lights and monitor would siwtch off yet I could still hear that the system was on (fan and power unit). I made a change in Device manager after a Google search and that seemed to fix. Then it happened again last night

Another suggestion was to update the BIOS so I used the onboard EZ Flash 2 utility to update to the latest BIOS.

Now the system crashes at bootup. I keep getting Stop: 0x0000000050 Page fault in non paged area BSOD's.
The BIOS properties show its the latest version and my settings are correct.

If I leave the PC off for an hour or so it will boot up and tell me its recovered from a serious error. Then it BSOD's again after a while but the message is so quick I miss it. Then I cant boot up again unless I switch off for at least an hour.

Can anyone help me please?

A:Solved: BSOD at boot up after BIOS update

Have you tried booting into safe mode? (when you turn the power on, immediately start to gently tap the F8 key. this should open the safe mode) If this does work, use the arrow keys to move up to the "Last Known Good Configuration" option, click enter and let the computer do it's thing.
Let us know how it goes.

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my computer's BIOS has been recently been updated. when
i do a full recovery of my computer,do i need to re-update
the BIOS or does that survive a recovery/full format of a

A:Solved: Update Bios Again? After A Full Recovery

No, the new bios is there to stay unless you flash it again.

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Hi people.
Can anyone tell how I would go about updating my BIOS?
I need to update it to fully support my AMD FX-4100 Processor.
This is the motherboard
I have gone onto where it says downloaded and I downloaded the latest BIOS
But when I clicked run nothing happened, Is this meant to happen?
and I don't want to have to flash my BIOS as a lot of places say its a bad thing to do, unless that is the only way of doing it?
Also, how do you find out what is your current BIOS? I thought it told you when you went in the BIOS but I couldn't see it anywhere?

Please could someone help me. Thanks!

A:Solved: How do you update BIOS on a gigabyte motherboard|?

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I've had several fairly minor problems over the past few months with the computer. I decided to try a BIOS update (yeah, I know!). The update seemed to go just as the instructions said it should. Now however it does not boot up. It stops at the Hardware screen and stays there. I have checked my boot devices priority and they are correct (HD/CD/USB). I have reset the CMOS twice. I have selected the "Optimum" settings in BIOS. Still the computer begins to boot up, passes the enter BIOS screen and then just hangs on the Hardware screen where my fans/temps etc are displayed.
The MB is a TA890GXE (Biostar), the BIOS is American Megatrends and is version 080015 Which should be the latest according to their website.

A:Solved: BIOS update, failure to boot

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The problem was that after the BIOS update it reverted the setting to boot from UEFI and changed the behavieur of the function keys. Solution: 1- follow these instructions to acces the BIOS setting: (Care for the function key) 2- in the boot menue, change the boot mode to Legacy support. 3- save changes and exit. 4- windows 7 shuld boot normally. Ps: If you plan on installing windos 8 or higher, make shore to change the boot mod to UEFI. And don't be a block head like me and make sure your recovary media is set and ready to go when needed.It would have saved me alot of time and effort. Hello, I tryed to update the BIOS on the machine, it seamed to have worked fine I followed all the instructions and It said the insallatiin was succesful, after a rebot I got the following message:EFI Network 0 for ipv4 (...) boot failedThan this one:EFI Network 0 for ipv6 (...) boit failed Default boot device missing or boot failedInsert recovary media and hit any keyI dont have a recovary mediaThen it displayes the boot manager window with onley the abuve network options. Origenally the machine came with windos 8.1 witch had some problems with wireless networks and other things, it was more hastle then its worth so I downgraded to windos 7 ultimate wich worked well so far. Today I decided to update the laptop, downloaded all the drivers from lenovos support site and start... Read more

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I just wanted to know if there was a bios update for the Shuttle AK47 board so that it could read the AMD 3000+ XP Processor.

I've been searching there website for about 30 minutes now and it seems they are only supporting there XPC line now. Anyone know what I should do?

A:Solved: Shuttle AK47 Bios Update?

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Hey folks,

I have an ASUS K55A laptop computer and I bought this particular laptop as a birthday gift earlier this year. This laptop is pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium edition (64-bit version) and it is powered by an Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor at 2.30Ghz. It has 8GB of RAM (DDR3 type RAM) on my system.

Using CPU-Z in my Windows 7 system, I determine that my BIOS update is loaded with this version: K55A.204 (BIOS date 03/13/2012). That BIOS is provided by American Megatrends Inc.

I couldn't remember which particular key that I have to press in order to access the ASUS BIOS during the POST (Power-on-self-test) process.

Anyways, what are your suggestions to this situation? Is it really necessary to update the BIOS for my ASUS K55A laptop?

A:[SOLVED] Is a BIOS update necessary in order to run Windows 8?

In order to fully support Windows 8 I suggest you update the BIOS.

Asus has an EZ Flash feature which allows you to update the BIOS from the BIOS...

Guide : ASUS EZ Flash bios update - YouTube

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Hi and thanks for reading this

A couple of weeks ago I decided to do a general disk clean up and check validity of drivers etc. This resulted in a new Nvidia Graphics Driver being installed and an upgrade to the BIOS using the ASUS utility EZ2. All seemed well, however I soon discovered that I was being too optimistic and started receiving BSOD stop event crashes which indicate a un-correctable hardware error. I can get Windows to restart and run o.k until it inevitably reoccurs.

I have reset WIndows 7 to an earlier set point but am still getting these random crashes. In doing this, I am assuming it would not have reset the BIOS to an earlier version as that was done by flashing the chip. I have read that any reset of the BIOS must match settings from the earlier BIOS settings or else big problems can arise. To my knowledge the original BIOS was set as default but I might be mistaken, in which case this may be the source of the problem?

I am not tech savvy enough to de bug the Mini Dump and was hoping that someone could help?

We are looking at :-
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8130 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 122001 MB, Free - 25592 MB; E: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 663660 MB;
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A:Solved: BSOD events after BIOS update

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I was thinking about updating my bios to support more memory but im not sure exactly if this would work. I currently have 2gb of 4200 533 (2x1gb dual channel) and im after 4gb of a higher speed but the site details are a little urm.. not detailed lol. I know it says it only supports 2gb with 4200 with the original bios but one of the updates does say this if its any help. "Fixed Install The 4G memory of frequence 800 will hang issue" does this mean they have updated it to 4gb at 800mhz? like i say very murky heh

could someone please take a look and find out exactly what the updates have to offer in a little bit more detail like memory speed and capacity and processor update support etc.

would be much appreciated. here is the link


A:Solved: Bios update will let me support more memory ?

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Hey guys. I just bought a new PC for school and the HP Support Assistant program recommends an update to the BIOS. Now I know the update is available but I also know that you typically should only update if their is a problem as updating BIOS is risky if not done properly.Now since is a recommended update, I have already attempted the update and it has failed twice. I do not want to keep taking chances of messing up a brand new machine just for an update that may not even been necessary to begin with. What I would like to know, is what exactly does this update add/fix on this machine? I have already searched the Internet but have been unsuccessful in finding a description for this paticular update. If someone could please take a look at the attached screenshot and let me know what this update is for, I would be most appreciative. At least then I could make an informed decision on wether or not I'm going to attempt this update again. Thank you. 

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Hello, I have updated my HP Elite 8200 CMT from windows 7 to windows 10. In the HP driver download page, there is no BIOS update for windows 10. But I have noticed that there is BIOS update for Windows 7.  The question is, may I use it on Windows 10 ?  And in general, are BIOS updates OS dependant ? 

A:Bios update after update to Windows 10

Hi: You can pull the DOS based flash file folder out of the BIOS package, copy just the contents of the DOS flash folder to a USB flash drive formatted with the FAT file system. Plug the flash drive in a usb port, restart the PC, tap the ESC key to get the menu of options. Select the F10 System setup option to gain access to the BIOS. Select the File menu>Flash system ROM command.  Select the USB flash drive. The PC will see the files on the flash drive.  Follow the on screen prompts to update the BIOS. That way it makes no difference what operating system you are running. One very important note...I have read the installing the latest BIOS 2.29 causes issues with W10. There is a forum post regarding that... am running v2.28 on my HP 8200 Elite CMT, and have no issues at all on W10. I read that post and decided not to update the BIOS to v2.29.

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CPU fan failed and PC would not boot except to "fan failure" message. Fan has been replaced, but now constantly getting blue screen error BSOD, which reads "WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR" and sometimes other errors. Windows tries to boot into recovery but BSODs again and again. What I've tried:  1) Reset BIOS to defaults. DONE - same behavior after reset to BIOS defaults.  2) Tried booting from USB drives (several) using Linux recovery tools (Kaspersky, Ubuntu Live, etc.). KERNEL PANIC, etc.  3) Downloaded BIOS update from HP and created BIOS update USB. Rebooted with USB key (I turned off secure boot, etc. to allow USB booting.) - NOTHING. I tried this both allowing BIOS to run untouched  and by going into BIOS options (pressing ESC @ boot up) - no options anywhere to read/update BIOS. According to an HP Support doc, I tried updating the BIOS from w/in "HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI". The version on this PC is version  I see no option to update UEFI (Flash BIOS). Options read as follows: System Information, System Tests, Component Tests, Test Logs, Language, Exit.  What do I try next, please? BIOS: JA2 v80.35CPU: AMD A8-6500RAM: 8GB DDR3, single DIMM in slot 4.     NOTE: System came w/ RAM in slot 4. Doesn't POST if RAM DIMM is in slot #1. Is this normal?

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I have an Optiplex 9010 AIO. This morning I was trying to update the BIOS of my system, from A10 to A13. During the update process it showed an error: "ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer " - please see the photo below. Although the update failed on the Management Engine part, it still boots up and running OK. I tried couple of times to update the BIOS, and each time I got the same error. I tried to flash the A12 and A11 BIOS as well, A12 gives same error, and A11 has the same Management Engine version hence no use.
Any help on this is very much appreciated!

A:Optiplex 9010 AIO BIOS Update Error - ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer

Hi Stone3t,
Can you provide a screen shot showing the current BIOS version?

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Hi there.

Bulding a new Asus T2-r for a freind. Installed all teh componenets and turned on the pc and it booted into the bios but then it froze. I was unable to do anything.

I cleared the cmos and rebooted and it stated that cmos date settings etc were wrong and it then it froze.

Then i reboot and get a CMOS CHECKSUM BAD.
f1- setup

however i cant press anything as its frozen.

SO i tried to use a floppy drive and flash the drive using a default bios obtained from the motherboard help cd.

However it froze during the update.
i got
floppy found. reading "p4r8t.rom"

but thats it. the drive stops whirring and i get nothing even after leaving it for 10 mins. it says in the manual DO NOT turn off the power during bios updating but i had to cos there was nothing i could do.

I know cannot boot up into the bios at all.

I took the hd out, and i also checkedk the ram and rechekced all the cables.
Has anyone got any idea at all please.

Thanks in advance you lot.

oh yeh.
its an asusu t2-r with 1 gig ram pc3200 and a p4 3.2 800fsb

A:Solved: bios update freezing -cmos error

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I updated my motherboard from bios version 0402 to 3703 since I was updating my video card in the next week. Once the update was complete the reboot looped from the system check to the Asus logo over and over. I've tried to reset the board by jumper and battery removal, but all that does is reset the system clock. The bios remains the same. What have I done?

The only thing I can do is hit the 'del' and get to the bios, where I still see the Hard drives but for whatever reason it won't boot to them.

Is it possible to roll the bios back to the 0402? Is there a fix at all? Please any help would be greatly appreciated.

Windows 7 64bit
Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 Motherboard
Any other information required to help will be provided since I really don't know what to offer.
Hoping for a solution

A:Solved: Bios update Error P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3

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Model: Dell Inspiron 530
Processor: 2.53 Ghz Intel Core Duo
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
BIOS: 1.0.15

Hello Tech Guys,
Our office bought several computers over the past few days and I've been given the responsibility of setting them up. I AM NOT A COMUTER TECHNICIAN!

Everything was going fine until I tried to update the BIOS on one of the machines.

I had updated the BIOs on other machines with no problems - this time the BIOS update has frozen at 13%.

Please let me know what I can do to safely power down the computer and reboot/retry updating the BIOS.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Solved: Dell Inspiron 530 FROZEN during BIOS Update

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3199 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 133168 MB, Free - 78555 MB; F: Total - 204798 MB, Free - 26432 MB; G: Total - 204798 MB, Free - 32779 MB; J: Total - 217529 MB, Free - 75059 MB; K: Total - 326736 MB, Free - 9357 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, MS-7267, 4.0, To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Bought my PC around 6 yrs back, and with time I upgraded it accordingly(RAM from 512 mb to 4 Gb, HDD from 160 Gb to 1 TB, 1GB gfx Card and few more).Now I feel the need to update the BIOS to adjust my MB accordingly with the new hardware.The model number printed on my MB is 945GCM5 V2, MSI 7267 V4.2.
When I googled it I found this: v2&type=product
and this :
But ist one got me confused, and didnt know which model is mine and 2nd one is not v2.

I would really appreciate if someone points me in right direction.

A:Solved: Need to detect Motherboard Model for BIOS update !

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Hey guys, I installed Vista on my laptop two three days back. I do not support Automatic updates but ever since I feel it is necessary for better performance, I enabled it on that day itself. It updates very well but I am afraid to know that the operating system drives's disk space decreases very quickly. Any solution to this?

A:Solved: Update eats up Disk space

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Hi, i recently installed XP after a crash. But some drivers are not available and unable to find since it is an assmbled one. My mother board is intel desktop D845GVSR. After XP installation, I update my bios and installed some drivers. After restart it displayed a message that bios updated successfully and then nothing happened- OS not loaded and no control on key board and mouse. I restarted the system using force restart button and now windows loaded but still mouse and keyboard not working. Then i removed the power cable while system is on and after now only displaying "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device. Since I can't use keyboard, nothing is possible to change the boot order in bios. I tried to reset bios by removing battery of board and through bumpers but still... pls help me.

A:Solved: BIOS update failed, keyboard and mouse not detected

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Hello, I've updated my tech specs on my comp so clicking the computer icon next to my name will give you all the stats for my pc. Now, on to the main point: I'm looking to upgrade my current AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ processor to an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor and I've been told that to upgrade processors you need to update your BIOS before installing the new CPU.

If that is the case, (A) where would I go to get any updates for a M2N68-LA motherboard and (B) can anyone tell me if that'll make it work for sure?

Also I'd would appreciate any tips for changing out my processor as this will be my first time doing so. Thank you for any help

A:Solved: How do I update BIOS for my mobo? Needed to upgrade processor?

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Despite some experience in computers, I have made a silly mistake and updated my friend's Acer Aspire 1410 15.4" laptop with the wrong BIOS!

From I have used Phoenix Phlash to update 3A08 (ATI Graphic).zip INSTEAD of 3A06 (Intel Graphic).zip (I foolishly looked at 08 instead of 06 assuming it was more up to date rather than checking the Graphics Chipset.)

I believe there should be a way of flashing using a Boot Disk? When I hold FN + ESC when turning on the unit I get 1 long then 2 short beeps which repeats ad infinitum. I believe this means there is at least some hope of re-flashing using this method as the unit does NOT beep when holding any other keys.

When I DO use the FN + ESC, there is no flashing of my USB pen which leads me to believe it is not even reading the flash pen.

According to the readme.txt file

1.Winflash Version:
Download the attach file and unzipped it.
Please put .WPH file into Winflash utility to flash BIOS

2. DOS Version:
1: Create a bootable disk.
2: Extract the ZIP file to this bootable disk
3: Insert the bootable disk into your system, then boot.
4: Run P.bat to execute

How can I boot, though when the screen is black? The CD tray will spin a CD and the HDD is accessed too
Any ideas?

Thanks for any help

A:Solved: Help! BIOS update failure on Acer Aspire 1410

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Our PC's are set to sleep in periods of inactivity and after hours. If I schedule Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter to run at night, will they do so? Also, if I schedule Microsoft Update to run at night would it be capable of going online through our dial-up connection? If XP does these things, can I assume that Vista does also?

A:Solved: Scheduling and using Disk Cleaner, Defrag and MS Update

schedule tasks

As for having windows automatically dial out you can't do that. Even if you could, it would not be advisable as this would be a hole in your security.

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Good day Sirs,
I recently updated an ACER aspire 1800 BIOS (used the 1.17 update). The update was carried out from within Windows XP and after it completed the system was rebooted.
The system started with thick white vertical bars and black horizontal bars making it difficult to read or see what's on the screen properly.
From my search on the Net, it seems I should have used the 2.7 BIOS update instead.
Someone (spock028) managed to update his BIOS with the correct version despite not being able to see what's on the screen.

I have created the Phoenix Crises Recovery disk (using a 80GB USB HDD, I created a 4GB partition, set it active and used this partition). I renamed the BIOS file to BIOS.WPH.
I managed to enable the option F12 (select boot device)

Unfortunately, since after I press F12 during boot and the boot option screen comes up, I can't see the options because the screen is garbled, I find it difficult to boot from the USB HDD)
I also tried the auto-option (pressing Fn+Esx, Fn+B, Winkey+B) during boot but that didn't work.

I am assuming the USB HDD is on the list that pops up.
I have tried an external monitor and the display is garbled as well.

Please can someone kindly give me the exact set of keys to press after pressing F12 when the boot option screen comes up to select the option to boot from the USB HDD?)

I have included an autoexec.bat file on the HDD that should run the f... Read more

A:Solved: Acer Aspire 1800 screen garbled after BIOS update

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Lenovo T61p with Intel Turbo Memory - Cloning HDD with Advanced Format (4K Cluster) HDD
I have been beating my head against my desk for the past day trying to figure out the problems I am having.
I have a Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate Installation
I cloned my old 100GB HDD onto a 500GB HDD to increase space however after doing so I am unable to update windows, turn windows defender on, or install any Microsoft Products. I am even unable to install WindowsActivationUpdate or Microsoft Security Essentials.
I have tried many FixIt tools to no avail.
I have run SFC /SCANNOW
I have run CHKDSK
I am stumped.

After doing some digging I found the solution. Since I had cloned the drive, the old AHCI driver wasn't updating Windows with the correct sector size. Updating the AHCI driver with the latest from Intel solved all the issues I was having.

Install the Lenovo Driver First -- Reboot
Lenovo Driver:
Install the AHCI Driver Manually (iaAHCI.inf - Do this in Device Manager) -- Reboot
Intel AHCI RST Driver:


Windows Update = Working
Windows Defender = Updating
Windows Installations = Working

My MGADiag:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validati... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Windows Update not working after Cloning Hard Disk!

After doing some digging I found the solution. Since I had cloned the drive, the old AHCI driver wasn't updating Windows with the correct sector size. Updating the AHCI driver with the latest from Intel solved all the issues I was having.

Install the Lenovo Driver First -- Reboot
Lenovo Driver:
Install the AHCI Driver Manually (iaAHCI.inf - Do this in Device Manager) -- Reboot
Intel AHCI RST Driver:
Windows Update = Working
Windows Defender = Updating
Windows Installations = Working

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Posted via Mobile Device

Right, so with my Gigabyte UD3P motherboard I just thought 'best get the most recent BIOS Update' so I used the @BIOS utility provided on their disc. After retrieving said BIOS Update and installing it asks for a restart. I restart and am presented with a black screen. I think, OK, give it 10 minutes, see what happens. Nothing. My monitor isn't getting a signal and I don't think the USB drivers are working as when I plus a mouse in it doesn't light up red. I think the system is running only I have no signal. Help?

Cheers, Chris working

A:Solved: Stupid BIOS Update Results in Distinct lack of signal for my screen?

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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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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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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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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 thought I cleaned up some malware that hit my computer last week, but it seems that there is still something on there. I would appreciate any help anyone could give.When trying to access McAfee update, an "Update Error" occurs saying, "An error occurred while updating. Please reinstall these programs: McAfee Virus Scan Plus."Also when trying to access Firefox update it says "Update server not found (check your internet connection)"When Adobe Flash plugin tries to update it says that I need to check my internet connection, and though I can access the internet, I cannot get the update to download.When in iTunes, I cannot access the iTunes store nor can I download any of my podcasts.When I try to use Internet Explorer, it says Internet explorer cannot display this page for any website I try to access, but Firefox seems to work.Malwarebytes and SpyBot scans run clean.It seems that I have something similar to what was posted about in: and have attached my hijackthis logI would appreciate any help you could provide.Thank you.

A:Can't access McAfee update, Firefox update, Flash update, iTunes store, IE, etc.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions... Read more

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So it says "Install the ActiveX control required to view the website," but I don't get the bar saying to install it. None of the troubleshooting tips were relevant. I tried Dial-A-Fix but it had no effect. Anyone?

A:Solved: Microsoft Update: Can't install the ActiveX update required

try downloading and installing the latest installer

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Sorry if my post title is a little longwinded - but these three problems seem to be related. After installing and running MSE I have been unable to update definitions either manually or automatically. At the same time I noticed that microsoft automatic updates are getting to around 28 percent and then stopping - not fully downloading or installing. I cannot get through to any microsoft websites now - but all other sites are fine. wuauserv and bits are missing from services also. Have I been sneakily virused by something which MSE hasnt picked up. I tried to run malicious software removal tool - it downloads alright but wont install - says its not a valid win32 application. I correctly downloaded the 32bit app. Can anyone shed some light on any of this. I dont want to rebuild again - again. Thanks.

A:Solved: cant update MSE or auto update XP - unable to get through to microsoft websit

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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 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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