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
For some time now, my BIOS has stopped working. When i press delete to start the BIOS when i boot, it shows a static white line (no blinking). See this image: Imgur
However, if I do not try to get to the BIOS, the computer will boot and work fine, and has worked for over a year without problems.
I still feels it is a problem, and as I want to upgrade my Hard drive and OS soon, I'd like to fix this strange bug.
The bug first appeared after I installed two SSDs, wich worked fine at first, as i successfully configured the SSD, but while reinstalling windows it bugged at some point.
Things I tried:
Unplugging all HDD -> same problem
upgrading BIOS -> Cant since the update I got from MSI requires to go into the BIOS to update
MSI Dominator laptop
Driver page: Notebook - The best gaming notebook provider 64
Repair BIOS in some way? the functionality seems fine, I think only the displaying part has a problem.
Upgrading BIOS whithout actually going into the BIOS?
Thank you for your time, and if I didn't provide enough info please say so i'll try to fix it.
Repair BIOS in some way? the functionality seems fine, I think only the displaying part has a problem.
Upgrading BIOS whithout actually going into the BIOS?
Shut down and pull the power cord out of the Notebook/Laptop then remove the battery and wait a few minutes before trying again.
Remove the SSD and try to boot into the BIOS, see what happens. Worst thing would be a notice of no boot device.
Flashing the BIOS with the same or newer file will depend upon how it is done for your computer, whether it needs the software on a floppy disk, a CD, a USB Thumb/Flash drive or can be done from within Windows.
One way to reset the BIOS on a Desktop is to pull all the power, wait a minute then remove the CMOS battery, about the size of a quarter, put it all back and try again. A similar procedure can be used with a Notebook but much more difficult to get at it and requires some experience and patience.
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
Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.
Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.
Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks
When I turn on my computer yestereday it loaded the post screen briefly than went directly into BIOS setup. When I exit the bios setup the screen goes black flickers than goes back into BIOS setup. BIOS recognized hard drives and cd roms, and boot sequence was correct. I decided to deal with it tomorrow or today.. When i turned it on today it booted to my 2nd harddrive (which also has an OS installed) went into bios booted from my main harddrive and the computer worked fine for about 20 min. I was browsing the web and microsoft outlook kept trying to open eventually everytime i closed it pop right back up couldnt access taskmanager keyboard couldnt type however i could manuever with the arrow keys. Powered down and when i rebooted had the same problem as before.. wont get past bios setup. I have tried reseting the CMOS jumpers but that didnt have any affect. tried booting with soley; each hard drive (separately), cd rom, and with each stick of memory. All running into the same issue. Any ideas?
Windows XP Pro SP3
ASRock K10N78M Micro ATX motherboard
AMD Athlon 5600X2
WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
XFX Geforce 9800GT 512MB
1TB Samsung HD
500GB Western Digital HD
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer
Antec TruePower Trio 650 Watt
Have you tried another keyboard?
I have just received a new Dell XPS 13 with Windows 10. I turned on BitLocker. After a while I got the message
1 update is ready to install
-Dell XPS 13 9350 System BIOS
I installed the BIOS update which went without problems. But when I rebooted I got the Dell Logo for a few seconds and then a blue screen. Nothing happens and after half a minute the computer shuts down.
HOW TO SOLVE THIS?
Then I returned to the previous Bios version. Now the computer boots again. pffff. But now I get the annoying Dell message everytime informing me that I should update the BIOS. I can disable the DELL Updater, but I actually would like to disable only this BIOS update message.
How should I do this?
I would try disabling the bitlocker then install the bios, then install the bitlocker. I'm not 100 percent familiar with bitlocker but its possible it has something to integrate with the eufi/bios.1 more replies
my windows 7 is freezing sometimes. Not very often but it does. (sry for my bad english)
In my BIOS there is an option Installed OS: and there I can only choose between Vista and XP
so I thougth i have to update my bios to fix this.
i can?t find a update for my bios
i have the phoenix secure core bios version1.00.09
Vbios revision is 1.00.08
my motherboard datas are (from everest):
motherboard ID: MVINA001.86C.0000.D.08092518333
I have a laptop from Dimotion (there u can choose the components u want and they built it for u) and so there isn?t download site as it would be for acer laptops and i think i have to find the update for myself
plz help wisely community
Freezing is caused by dust, overheating or failing PSU. Blow out all fans with compressed air. Buy yourself a USB laptop cooler. Boot into the Bios and post the the Temps, Voltages and Fan speeds. You probably don't need a Bios Update.2 more replies
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...More replies
Got a bit of a problem with my housemates pc...
A friend gave him some extra RAM, i checked it out and it was crucial 512mb pc2100 CL2.5, and although it didn't match his exsisting RAM it seemed to me that his mobo would only run the FSB at 200mhz anyway so i went ahead and fitted it.
It worked fine I then noticed his system temp was running a little high (60-65 degrees), so i took his heatsink off and cleaned the
dust and refitted it with some new thermal compound.
I added too much and the temp went up. To nearly 90 degrees.
I shut it dwon as i didn't want the cpu to pop, cleaned it off, reapplied less compound and figured this would work fine.
Now we have the problem.
Most of the time: Power on and nothing happens. No bios, no beeps.
Occasionally: Power on, i jump into the bios, the temp looks fine (30-40 degrees) and then it freezes right there in the bios after about 30 seconds to a minute.
This sounds like a heat issue, but the last temp reading before freeze is 33 degrees.....?
I've double and triple checked that the heatsink is on properly and thats fine. I followed the official guide on how much compound to use (a blob the size of an uncooked short grain of rice).
Here is the info on his system:
Abit SG-72 mobo
Pentium 4 3ghz (SL7PM)
512mb elixir DDR-400hz-PC3200 (CL3) RAM
Barracuda 120gb 7200rpm HDD
Windows Pro SP2
7 more replies
I was updating the bios via windows when in the last step laptop freeze nothing else works only the mouse is working. Laptop is satellite a110-195. Can i do something to prevent any damage is there any solution? Laptop is not with battery.More replies
After upgrading my T450 BIOS from 1.24 to 1.25, the Windows splash screen freezes. I have tried all variations of Secure Boot options in BIOS, set the BIOS to defaults, tried rolling back to 1.24 (1.25 now prevents downgrading to the previous BIOS version). Has anyone see this or now how to fix it? i'm close to calling Support. Thanks in advance.
Hello and welcome,
What version of Windows are you running?
If it's Win 7 in UEFI mode make sure CSM support is enabled.
I updated the BIOS of my Satellite C50-B-14D (PSCMLE) to 5.10 (latest one, release early Sep. 2015).
The update was successful, and the laptop works as long as I don't install the wireless card drivers (Atheros AR9485).
If I try to install the driver (it does not matter which ones, those from Toshiba's website or those from the manufacturer's), the laptop freezes before the installer completes.
Installing the drivers from device manager makes the laptop freeze on when booting Windows (I tried 7, 8.1 and 10).
It freezes completely on the Windows logo screen, and I have to power it down.
Also, the wired network card is no longer detected (it does not show in device manager).
The same issue is described here (http://www.eightforums.com/general-s...ses-start.html) but no solution.
Any suggestion? Can the BIOS be downgraded? The BIOS update utility won't flash an older version.
I am also have the exact same issue since updating my BIOS to 5.10 with my Toshiba C50-B-14D PSC MLE
I have to boot windows in safe mode without networking to disable the Atheros AR9485 before restarting again in normal mode.
I now have to use an external WiFi adapter as my LAN port is now also missing!
Upset that the BIOS update has broken all my on board networking on the laptop.
I have tried updating the Atheros drivers to the latest version but as soon as the device is enabled again the system hangs and we are back to square one.
There is no fix I can find other than disabling the device and living without built in WiFi + LAN.
Hopefully Toshiba can fix this with a new BIOS update?
Emachines T1440 Celeron 1.4 gig
Motherboard: Lomita 128401 BIOS 71481.EM.0000.D.0208091418
512 Ram...Just upgraded
Problem...Screen freezes randomly and forces me to reboot. After that I get a windows error reporting fix that sends me to Intel for a graphics accelorator.
At the intel site I get this info...
Listed below are several resources to help you find a solution to the error messages presented by Windows* XP Online Crash Analysis. The OCA message you see may suggest that you need to update your graphics driver as a possible solution. Additional links are provided below with further information on your particular chipset.
The system hangs and/or reboots automatically, followed by one of these errors:
Error: "Your system has recovered from a serious error. Display driver for the device was unable to complete a drawing operation. Display driver for the [graphics device] seems to be responsible for the instability. Check the manufacturer for a device driver update."
Error: "The driver for the display device got stuck in an infinite loop."
Error: "0xEA - Hardware Hang"
Error: "0x8E - Access Violation"
Error: "0x50 - Memory Issue"
These types of errors indicate that the operating system has determined that the graphics driver was taking too long for an operation to complete and that the driver appears to have stopped responding. To the operating system, it appears as though the gr... Read more
10 more replies
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?
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?
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.
Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?3 more replies
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 moreMore replies
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.
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?
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?
@YuraL? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO6 more replies
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.
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.
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?
You have no choice but to force a reboot and keep your fingers crossed.16 more replies
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 thanksMore replies
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
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 more4 more replies
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!More replies
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.
10 more replies
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,MartinMore replies
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?More replies
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?
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
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?
Argh is there ANYTHING I can do? I'm going to have to leave my computer on permanently otherwise.5 more replies
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.More replies
Model: HP EliteBook 2560pOriginal OS: Windows 7Current OS: Windows 7 64 bit Problem:I tried to update the BIOS using this file:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5071202&swItemId=ob_167641_1&swEnvOid=405...Released:3 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
Hello, please use the link below to download the link for latest drivers http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5071202&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4060 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
My pc will not load into windows any longer, and it also will not load to a DOS prompt, but I can however get it to boot into the BIOS. I was just wondering if this is harddrive related or if possibly it is just that i need to reload windows. Please help!! Thank you all for you time!
Its hard to tell what your issue is. You can try a Repair Install:
Set the computer to boot from cd first in the BIOS
Place the xp cd in cdrom and reboot
Boot from the xp cd and choose install
Ignore the first repair option and continue with install
When windows finds the previous installation and offers to repair
then do the repair
If you have xp sp2 installed it needs to be incorporated into your xp disk or it will not offer the repair option only the clean install
How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows XP
If that doesnt resolve your issue do a format/install.
You can however check the integrity of the hard drive by using the manufacturers diagnostic utility. Go here http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
pc boots into bios but under boot up devices it doesnt see my cd player or floppy when you go into boot up devices it doesnt list any ??? this is on a dell 4300 system
Did this just happen one day when you booted up the PC like normal or did you remove/install new components inside? If you did, recheck all the wiring for the drives and make sure they are fully seated.
I'm putting together an Athlon XP 2500. The mother board I'm using is KX400-8k. The problems is I couldn't boots it and there is a beeping sound every 4 second or so. I'm sure the sound card and monitor are fine. I checked everything but no luck. Any sugesstion? please help. Thanks alot.
Correction: The motherboard is KX400-8X not KX400-8K. Sorry
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 so i went to the Intel Site (http://developer.intel.com/design/motherbd/rl/rl_bios.htm) 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" 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,
May be you accidently pressed "enter", the second time computer rebooted.
I did a BIOS update on an ASUS M2V.
I have been having problems with Windows 7. According to the (release note) there were some compatibility fixes added for Vista. (yep, for Vista, but I think they're also neccessarry for Windows 7)
The main problems I had was related to sound. It seems to be a common problem with this MB and Win7. See here as it's discussed on Microsoft's official forums, they're suggesting a BIOS update
I didn't have a floppy drive so I had to find a workaround. I found a bootable CD (link here) that included the latest BIOS version. It's a DOS based CD which starts the update when I type "UPDATE" and press enter. It did the trick. According to the screen messages, it successfully reflashed the BIOS and it asked me to reboot.
Computer was working but Windows started to have problems. I had problems with logging off and switching it off. It would just hang on the shutdown screen.
I could log in but it won't open any of my programs (like Chrome, Word etc...). Not even regedit.
I entered safe mode which was working fine.
I tried reinstalling Windows. From DVD, it hangs on "Extracting Windows files". It did not move from 0% for 20 minutes. I couldn't hear the DVD spinning noise and the LED on the drive wasn't blinking as expected.
From USB, it just stops. I started it and moved to 1% then I left it. When I came back to the computer I could only see the setup background. No cursor on the screen and the keyboard wasn't respond... Read more
Go to Asus website, look up your motherboard, click the Downloads tab at the bottom, use the auto update Bios tool. no need to boot to anything.9 more replies
Hello all. I'm having a serious problem and hope someone can help.
Have a one week old system. Have been tweaking it all week, a bit at a time, in hopes of getting it to run more smoothly.
HP a6750f, came loaded with WinVista Home Premium 64-bit. 8GB RAM, etc., it is fast but "hangs" a lot. I had just about gotten through the Tutorials - Vista Forums with only minimal success as of yesterday. Last issue.... to check the BIOS. I checked the BIOS, although forgot to write down what is WAS. The HP website listed a new BIOS for this unit as of 26-Jan-09 so I downloaded it. It is/was MS7548.
Before doing anything else I made a new restore point, not that it helps me now.
The BIOS update was an .exe file which had to be clicked on from within Windows, which I did. The system rebooted and came up with a screen that noted "scanning drives". Figured it was a good time to walk away. Twelve hours later, same screen. Tried rebooting a variety of ways with no success. I have a boot repair disk (via neosmart.net) and it doesn't help because the system doesn't get that far.
Here's what it does do:
Reboots; the blue HP screen comes up with four options F10, F9, F11, and esc. Have tried them all. All momentarily display a screen that lists the L2, L3 cache sizes, and the drives. (All appear to be there). There is one error message printed but no repair options.
" Default BIOS settings have been loaded due to BIOS update or checksum error.&q... Read more
I too experienced the same problem with an HP, probably with the exact same update.
Model #: M9500f
OS: Vista 64-bit
updates located at: Select software and drivers*
Actual bios update that clobbered my bios : ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/softwar...-1/sp41004.exe
I tried various ways to reset the bios back to default settings, but to no avail.
I chatted online with HP, and they let me know that I should never do bios updates unless a machine is having major problems (basically saying I caused my own problem), and we (HP and me) were not able to resolve my problem over the phone. I routinely do many, many bios updates with Dells on campus, and have never had a problem. When doing a software upgrade, it is common practice to do firmware and bios updates to hardware. I won't do that in the future with HP drivers, based on my online chat.
In the end, since the machine is under warranty, and HP is going to pick the machine up and send it to a service center to repair it. Contact HP and let them know about the problem and that others have had this same issue.
I have attached screen prints of my issue.
I updated my bios with Asus' bios update utility, at first everything worked fine. Including the required reboot. The next day when tried I booted up I got an error message saying the processor is set at the wrong speed. No matter what speed I set the message reappeared. Can anyone help? Thanks
Try entering BIOS and reset to defaults . .
I’m using a socket A jetway (v6du) motherboard and I want to update my bios so I can use a sempron cpu. I’ve tried to use the software that comes with that board so called “ magic bios” bios live update utility. But unfortunately it says theres no later update of the bios that you are currently using. So I tried to visit their site but I just found only one file corresponding to my motherboard model. A file named V6DUA03.bin which has a date of 10-06-03. and its description is “update cpu name string”. I’ve downloaded this file but I don’t know how to use it. Its already in my downloads folder but I cant open it coz its has a .bin extension. I need your help thanks in advance….
G'day step22, normally there is a ritual procedure where you have a bootable floppy like a W98 type dos. You unzip the new bios as needed and copy it to the floppy, keeping careful note of the file name.
You also need the actual utility to suit your current BIOS brand and also copy it to the floppy..
When you boot to that special floppy, working from the DOS prompt using "dir" you will see the files.
This procedure is usually explained in detail and with diagrams by the board manufacturer, the BIOS update must be absolutely correct for the board you have and you must use the proper utility to install it. Ensure you save the old bios, this is usually part of the procedure with the install utility.
The utility is normally available from the same place where you get the BIOS update.
This is a "one chance to get it right" procedure so ensure you follow the destructions to the letter. Some boards may have alternate install methods but this is the fundamental method.
i have a HP computer with a A7N8X-LA mobo and i downloaded a BIOS upgrade for it at hp.com and now when i start my computer it is just black. i called hp support but since my computer is 2 years old they wont help me unless i pay $75 even though there website said it was a critical update. i want to know if there is a way i can fix this by myself before so i dont have to pay them.
As with any decent flashing (is that possible? ) you should have made a backup of the current BIOS. Load that back up.
Sigh. I used Intel Express BIOS to update my Intel D850EMVRL M/B. During the process, the computer hung before rebooting. Per their instructions, I hit the reset switch (although I guess I should have powered off completely).
Now, when the computer boots, it brings up the M/B indentifier (with the serial of the new BIOS) along with the "press F2 for SETUP, F12 for network boot" stuff at the bottom. However, that's as far as I get. I can't enter setup or do anything else.
Am I hosed here? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Sounds like you messed up. I don't recommend using those BIOS updater things. Many people have had problems with them and as result ruined the BIOS. You can try flashing using the floppy method, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Originally my computer started to repeatedly restart its self when turned on. I brought it to best buy and they could get no output at all from the computer. they said it was probably a motherboard problem. I purchased a new motherboard, new ram, and a new CPU. i added those to my other items. right now i have the following
MOBO- ECS Elite Group P4M900T-M (intel pentium dual core compliant)
CPU- Intel pentium dual core
Ram- Kingston 2, 1 gig sticks of 667 ddr2 ram
Video- Nvidia Ge Force
Sound- Soundblaster Audigy
HD- Maxtor 200 Gig
The computer no longer just restarts repeatedly when turned on. It runs it POST, and the BIOS settings are adjustable and responsive. however when the computer hits the windows loading screen, the screen shows up, the bar at the bottom does not show any movement, it flashes a quick blue screen to fast to read, and then restarts.
this is what i have tried-
Memtest both sticks test fine.
HD test, tested fine.
built on table. no change
rebuilt and checked all connections again, no change
put in old cpu, (pentium 4) and it started doing the exact same thing it originally did. fast restarts. So it wasnt a motherboard problem i had it was the CPU. the old motherboard does not support the new pentium dual core chip i have.
I put the new chip back in and this secondary problem was still there, restarts only on windows load screen.
I am trying to update the BIOS because it is the only thing left i can think of.
Now the n... Read more
Your power supply may have gone bad... The hard drives contents may have been corrupted by the power supply problem. Replace the power supply and reload Windows
Hi, sorry I do not speak English! The problem after BIOS update (80.07 -> 80.13)! Now on the screen Press the ESC key for Startup Menu, but the keys on the keyboard does not work! Computer hangs on this screen. Where can I download version 80.07 BIOS and how to recover it? I did not find the support pages for the Pavilion 500-122erm. I need to create a USB flash drive! Thank you!More replies
I am running a home-constructed PC (started out life as a Dell, but i had to replace the motherboard and - well, one thing led to another).
Asus A8N-E running NVidia nForce4 with AMD processor
Windows XP professional
Zone Alarm security suite
It's been working fine for a couple of years with the odd hiccup but i transferred to Zone Alarm from McAfee about four months ago, and upgraded to IE7 - security and fire walls seem to be a big part of the problems i've had in the past so i thought i'd mention it.
last week i had the "application error with winlogon.exe" error on log on and I couldn't boot at all. I did a repair install from the XP disk which *Mostly* worked, but now I have no mouse. I am having to tab through the browswer fields to even post this message which is incredibly frustrating!
* IE has rolled back to version 6 (I guess that might be a function of the repair install)
* In the device manager there is NO "mouse and other pointing devices" entry, let alone any mouse recorded under it
* In the control panel, the mouse hardware properties are completely blank (no way of updating driver or getting more inform,ation - selecting the buttons does nothing)
* In Regedit the particular registry key that Microsoft says I should be looking for (at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/142405) which is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/Class/Mouse doesn't even exist in the registr... Read more
Most likely a bad mouse, or a bent mouse pin, or you are using one of those wireless mouse units, or a cheap usb mouse.
Mouse detection problems are exceedingly rare except for the above... never heard of a mouse being affected by a virus.
Uninstall Zone Alarm if you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 because you will always have problems otherwise.
Okay, so I got the laptop from my aunt and she gave it to me broken, not booting up. So I wanna upgrade/downgrade the BIOS and probably will help with the issue. It booted yesterday, but it didn't today. I followed the instructions in this document at Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external device. I currently have a blank non-bootable USB, and whenever I extract the BIOS there, I get "Error IHIS! not support current BIOS" followed with "BIOS did not support InsydeFlash" May anyone please help me to finally fix this devil. Any help would be appreciated. And yes, It is on Windows 10 Pro 32 bit. I did a fresh clean install of it yesterday.More replies
(Obviously after update to BIOS 1.23) my Thinkpad X250 (Windows 10 Pro 1607) always boots into BIOS. I am able to start the X250 via F12 but this can't be the longterm solution. I already tried with no success: Windows 10 start repairBootrec /fixmbrBIOS:Optimized defaultsSecure Boot disabledUEFI and LegacyLegacy firstOnly LegacyDisable "Execution Prevention" (https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X240-cannot-boot-windows-7-64-bit-after-upgra...)Do you have any idea(s)? Thanks - Michael
Sounds like your boot order is messed up. Boot into the BIOS. Go to startup/boot. What does it say for the order? Hit F9 to load defaults. Try again1 more replies
Hi,Im putting this problem in for my son as we dont know where to turn to next.He had an MSI mobo 745 ultra with 512 DDR that suddenly started to tell him that his CMOS settings were wrong or that the battery was low.Put in correct CMOS setting only to have same CMOS settings wrong on next boot up Also fitted two new batterys.Then it became a problem to start the computer also when after setting CMOS & F10 to save settings the computyer would not re boot.So bought new mobo (ASUS a7V8X)had problems in that when setting bios againn it would not reboot had to switch off & restart.We then put in XP disc at boot & reloaded windows & it now starts up (but reset button does not work tried switching connections no difference)Also now when it starts it goes into the advanced page of bios & asaks if he wants to keep these settings.On ther CPU speed he only has Manual-650 MHz-867MHz-1083MHz & 1300 MHZ as options.Goes to Manual sets CPU Multiplyer to 12.5 x & CPU FReq to 133/33 to get 1667 MHZ.He has AMD xp 2000+ cpu.Why tho does it keep boot to this page on start.Sorry the this is so long but only way I could detail the events
See if Asus have a BIOS-update for that mobo and read first what that BIOS has for new items.
Also, what is the brand/model/output of your power supply? That might be on the weak side and could influence proper running.
Very recently, my computer started having issues. One of the symptoms being virtually unusable Internet connection. The connection problem was only on that device. Many windows features were broken too like wmp and control panel, neither would load. Here's the main issue: I got a new graphics card in my computer, performed a factory reset on my computer hoping it would fix all issues, and now when I turn on my computer the monitor receives no signal. Additional info : when I turn on the computer my iPhone charger receives power for a small moment and then stops receiving power
I still have my old graphics card if that does anything29 more replies
Hi guys.. I've read a lot on these forums but not much of a poster.. I'm a noob but know the basics. I'd be really gratefull for any help on this matter.
Here is the problem...
It seems that I've always had some problems here and there with my set up.. But it's gotton way worse.
Everytime the PC is turned off then back on or even restarted it goes into configuration/Bios set-up mode. Everytime it does this the boot sequence is out of whack along with the clock and any other settings.. (Almost as if I just put the PC together and am going to run the initial system set up).
So after setting it up it runs fine.. Works great on all games except CS:Source. Now sometimes it's ok but most of the time when playing CS:Source the Screen freezes and I have to reboot by holding in the button.. then to set up/Bios mode again.. Also on occasion after restarting the PC when it freezes during cs:source the screen will be completly RED or even BLACK.. but the mouse cursor is there and I can see it wants to highlight the stuff on the desktop. To fix this problem I end up booting up in Safe Mode.. Uninstall the current ATI XP64 Driver, then reinstalling it and it's fine again.
Here's the funny thing.. The whole system set/BIOS up thing will happen even if I don't play CS source.. Anytime I turn it off to go to bed and start her up in the am it does the same thing. Almost like the memory isn't remembering my settings.. I thought it ... Read more
Try changing out the cmos battery.
Any drug store/camera section should have them.
Seems it's the eprom/cmos loosing power.
Dell Dimension XPS D300.
On bootup, the memory count-down screen says:
Processor speed 133MHz
Then it boots straight into BIOS, directly into a window Maintenance where it says: Processor Speed, and the option to set to: 200, 233, 266, 300, 333, 366.
I tried all and it does the same loop.
will someone suggest what I should do here?
[This should have been posted in Hardware. My mistake]
Hi I am trying to help a nieghbour with a problem, he has a HP Pavilion 403se pc, the M/B is a MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-6367, his OS is XP Pro and his problem is he does not get the Bios post at boot up,the PC RUNS PEFECTLY, no other probs. I have had a look inside and can not find a case speaker and no spare connection for one. I have tried to find a manual online but no joy.
Any advice will be appreciated, thanks.....sam stuart
Recently, my Dell Inspiron Windows 7 laptop has been encountering this odd issue.
So here is how a typical "boot" goes:
I hit the power button, and then three lights turn on in this order:
Usually, the second 2 light signals the boot of the BIOS if it stays on longer than the other lights. But most of the time, it does not boot the BIOS (or load Windows). I am then left off with a black screen, no sounds.
So basically, my computer has turned into a box of lights that sometimes boots Windows 7. It usually takes anywhere from 15 minutes to almost 5 hours to load up the BIOS, and it seems to be total luck. Anybody know what could cause this, and what the solution is?
Just purchased an Asus P4S333 motherboard with 512 MB
PC2100 and P4 1.7 Ghz.
I built my computer before, so i'm fairly competant when it comes to putting the stuff together, spotting minor problems, etc. I just installed the motherboard, and am forced to wait about 1-2 minutes before the computer boots up, and then i get one beep in POST and it goes into bios everytime.
I made sure the jumpers were set to jumper-free mode, and checked the connections. I had an older power supply in there, and upgraded it to a 350 watt monster, but am still experiencing the problems.
The motherboard supports UDMA hard drives, and I have a Western Digital 5400 RPM UATA 66 drive in there, but I thought that it could still be used. I already sent the Mboard back for testing, and they said it was fine.
All the other stuff in my comp is working fine, as I put the old mboard back in and am using it now, but I have to get the new one working, and the tech support guys don't really have a clue what it could be. Any help would be seriously appreciated.
8 more replies
Whenever I restart/shutdown the laptop, it boots to BIOS and I have to exit discarding changes to boot to Windows. I have tried just about everything to fix this. I've updated to BIOS, changed every setting in the BIOS, peformed a clean Windows install, everything. The only thing that has made any difference is when I unplug the laptop and hold down the power button for ~30 seconds. It will boot straight to Windows for 1 or 2 restarts, then goes back to booting to the BIOS. I've been a sysad for over 10 years and haven't seen anything like this happening with no errors or anything. I'm open to any ideas that others may have. Thanks!
I'm havin an issue's with my Y40-80, it wont even go in to the bios with the bios button, goes to a black screen with a cursor and just sits there, sometimes you can hit a button and it will restart, and when i let it boot in to windows 10, you know the little load screen you get it you were to install windows, or the old windows loggin shows the little bar loading at the bottom well it does that every time it goes in to windows, i'd like to fix this, how do i fix it, i've thought about flashing the bios to fix it but mines up to date so i can't fix it that way, and i can't member how to downgrade a bios, nor do i have a older virsion of the bios either so im stuck please someone help1 more replies
Hello, I would appreciate your time if you can help.
I am trying to update the bios on my Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P board, using Q Flash and a floppy DD.
I have downloaded the two different versions of the Bios [F6 and F7], now from both Asia and Us download points.
I have F5 on another floppy disk, and used it previously [to recognise latest cpu]
I can see the files on the disk, in Win7, and can open and extract the files from the Asia download, but not the US download.
However, apart from that, when I try to update the bios, the bios cannot find any files for F6 or F7 [They are loaded on separate disks].....
But it can find the files when I try the older [about 6 months] F5 disk, and have successfully updated the bios to F5
So the question is, why can't the bios Q Flash facility see the F6 and F7 files? Is it faulty floppy disks, if so why can Win7 see it. Is it a faulty floppy disk player? It is only 6 months old but in any case Q Flash sees the disk player. Is it faulty files?
Any ideas? Your time and thoughts would be appreciated
10 more replies
I have lenovo G50-80 and i was having issue related to my Intel HD 5500 Graphics Card. when i install graphics card driver it start flickering and i can't play videos or games. To solve this problem I download all drivers from levono website and after installing BIOS file, when it showed current verison and installing version I canceled the BIOS update. I shutdown my laptop and when I press start button, the power led on for 2 seconds and then powered off again. please guide me how to recover updates on my lenovo G50-80 without windows and without any access to other laptop. The Display screenshot for graphics card problem is attached here with.
1.png ?289 KB
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,
16 more replies
My motherboard is ASUS P4BP-MX 2.0...
I tried to install Windows XP professional (SP2) on my PC..formatting and copying of files done successfully..
After restarting, my PC hanged in Windows XP logo screen itself..
I have previously used the same cd and installed XP successfully in my friend machine recently..so no problem with CD..
so to troubleshoot i installed Ubuntu 8.10..it worked successfully..
am able to boot and work in Ubuntu 8.10...
I thought of upgrading my BIOS 1003 to version 1005 and downloaded 1005.BIN for XP..
1) Does upgrading my BIOS fix this XP installation issue?
While trying to upgrade i went through my board manual and pressed Alt+F2 key after POST screen..
I got the AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS v1.00 screen..
The screen had File Name to Program field but my cursor is being shown at some other place near the Message grid..
Also its not accepting any input from keyboard..
I tried Fail Safe defaults, Optimised defaults..but no success to enter file name in AwardBIOS..
2) Does resetting my RTC CLEAR jumper alone by unplugging power cord and removing CMOS battery fix this problem?
3) If i somehow get access to AwardBIOS utility in feature with some fix, is that possible to Update my BIOS with FAT32 formatted USB pen drive having my 1005.BIN in AwardBIOS utility?
Here's a thought.
Install VirtualBox on your Ubuntu partition, and then try and install Windows XP in Virtual Box.
Does it work, or hang at the same place?
Hello,i'm using f1 - f12 keys very often so i decided to update my bios. My actual version is V1.05 and i download new version from lenovo page: http://support.lenovo.com/pl/pl/downloads/ds036474 When i want to instal, program shows my version of bios and version that would be instaled. But after 2 seconds it shows me window with message: BIOS is not for your Notebook PC. Anyone knows how to update my bios in this case?
Go to Solution.
have same issue here, its stopping kaspersky from stopping screen shot software/virus. installed win 7 on a new hdd to try, same result. Also should add im a computer tech 13 years experince so... Lenovo???4 more replies
Hi, I have a problem with updating the BIOS on a Qosmio G30-162 which appears to be running the following version: -
DMI Version 2.3
BIOS date 01/21/06
Every time I run the V3.90 update it says that it is not valid for this machine.
Does anyone know how to resolve this issue?
The BIOS update I am trying to run is V3.2.9 (P0038v390.exe)
When I run the files the update says that "This computer is not supported".
What Windows OS did you install?
If you have installed Win XP then the Common Module should be installed before trying to update the BIOS.
If Vista is installed, the VAP (value added package) should run.
HELLO WORLD . I usually update BIOS and so on at here (http://support.lenovo.com/kr/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/IdeaPad-Y-Series-laptops/y700-15isk?ta...) Whenever I update BIOS, I had to open back panel and get rid of SSD (Samsung 950 Pro 256GB) to get into the BIOS settings, then I changed boot mode Legacy Support into UEFI and after I change Legacy to UEFI, I insert my SSD back and boot. And I could check that my laptop's BIOS is updated. BUT ! Do I have to open back panel with a driver and remove SSD and re-setting boot mode and put SSD back and close the panel ? Is everyone doing what I've done ? it's very tedious and tiresome work to do. Whenever I want to update BIOS, I need a driver to open back and put SSD out and vice versa. Is there a method to update BIOS update without opening back panel ? Please, Help ME !!! (I'm using Windows 10 Pro 64 bits)?More replies
I have a problem with updates bios of my Desktop Board D102GGC2, running on Windows Vista 32. I download the new update for my motherboard .EXE file from http://www.intel.com
So when my pc finish updateing board in the setup say Flash update is completed successfully! and PC are reboot and nothing on a screen completly black monitor
Pleeeese Help me what is the problem with Intel bios updates
PC are reboot automatic and no sign of my new updates
I also read the Intel Troubleshooting BIOS issues it's say to remove the jumper and try
recover with CD/or Desket I download the BIO file copy to formated floppy disk and try to recover the system but It's wont help!
any suggestion are welcome...
9 more replies
Hello,a week ago I made a BIOS-Update with my T460 from Version 1.07 to 1.10 and then some time later I noticed that from there on the internal battery pack was the first to be discharged to 5 percent load and after that it was followed by the external one. Normally it has to be the other way round.In the beginning I couldn't imagine that it has something to do with the new BIOS but today I installed the old Version 1.07 again and now it works just like before the update and the battery packs are discharged in the right order.I heard also Lenovo engineers and programmers read in this forum and so I decided to write about this problem here. Maybe it's possible to fix this bug with a new BIOS-Update.More replies
I have an ASUS P5E mobo. When I set it all up, I flashed the bios from 0203 to 0502 and a few programs that came with the board ceased to function anymore. The AI suite in particular and also Smart Doctor. I was planning to use AI to O/C but one thing that 0502 had that 0203 didn't was all the increments for uping all the params. Does anybody know if 0501 has those settings, and if AI and SD work in this bios version or should I just go back to 0203.
On August 27, 2015, I got a notice from Dell Update that there was a new version of the BIOS for my computer (a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop). My computer was out of warranty at that time, so I appreciated the notice, thinking Dell was good to update the BIOS. However, the update has proven to be a disaster.
Whenever the computer is idle for more than a half hour, it goes to blue screen and says it has encountered a problem and needs to restart. The error is called "kernel data inpage (sic) error." I first tried Dell Support, but they absolutely refused to do anything to fix it, because it is out of warranty. They told me to go back to a point before the update. No matter how much I argued that they had caused the problem, they still refused to fix it and would not help me regress the computer to an earlier time (I don't know how to do it)
I I have found out since that the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver is missing and, according to Microsoft, is causing the problem I am having. I need Dell's help to replace that (so I choose the right version). But, now, Dell Detect won't run on my computer, and I can't find anything on the web site to tell me which one is right. Also, I am shut out of Dell chat and there is a multihour waited for phone support.
Before this happened I was ready to be a Dell customer for life. Now I feel like I'm being told to go away.
Has anyone else had an issue with this BIOS update?
You may have malware on your PC.9 more replies
hi all i have an asus crosshair mother board and was told my bios is 2 years old i used the tool asus update but come up no bios updates.
bios at the moment is version asus crosshair acpi bios revision o5o2
just hope u can put my mind at rest
Check the Asus site for updated BIOS's. Or click here and click on BIOS. Note there are two newer BIOS's than your original one.
Hello,I recently bought the pavilion x2 12 detachable b003tu. I was having a strange problem. When I fully charged the device, the battery reduced directly from 100% to 93% without the anything in between. I contacted Hp technical support. They gave me some intel driver updates and BIOS update. After doing that the battery issue was not resolved. However the battery backup drastically reduced by 2 hours. I did a factory reset and updated to my previous BIOS but the issue was not resolved.Now I am having another problem apart from the battery issue. Usually Microsoft downloads updates when the Battery Saver option is turned off. My battery saver option is turned off but then also when I open the Update page it says "Battery Saver option is turned on" and will update after the mode is turned off. The same message is displayed even when I plug in the power adapter. Hence Microsoft is unable to download any updates. Pls help.More replies
I have an old Thinkpad (570e) which has a bios older than 1999. When the laptop boots, it boots into the bios screen. Not much of a problem, but then I have to "exit without saving changes", and then the laptop boots again and will then boot the OS (PClinuxOS).
When I had XP on this laptop this did not happen, it was only when I installed linux. I have read that on these older systems, the bios in loaded on a hidden partition on the hd, but I'm not sure.
Anyone know how I can fix this problem?
Sounds like the BIOS battery is dead. Not sure how you change them in lappys, but it gives the symptoms that would point to it.
as far as BIOS on the HD isconcerned, BIOS is mobo contained, no tHD contained. The only time it might get transferred is if BIOS shadowing was enabled, but even then it would only be copied to memory. I would suggest the booting problem is probably completely unrelated to the OS change, just coincidental.
I bought this laptop new in 2012, has been getting progressively slower. Until the other day it started giving me a blue screen saying windows encountered a problem. I did some research and ran chkdsk and repair and all that. Laptop started working great and just yesterday, I went to turn in on and it will only boot into bios. I have no idea what I'm doing, and have never done anything like this in my life.
I have taken the battery out and held the power button for a minute with no help. I'm unsure of any other parts inside it, and don't dare to start taking things apart without any guidence. Any bit of help is greatly appreciated
Hi and Welcome to TSF!
Is the PC booting to the BIOS directly every time it starts?
If you leave the BIOS, does it then boot to the hard drive?
Check inside the BIOS at the boot menu, what does it list?
Recently my ASUS G51j laptop notified me that my primary hard drive with my OS on it was failing. The laptop has two hard drives, so I cloned the primary one and made the clone bootable. I've made the clone the primary drive and am now running off of it. (the failing drive still works so far)
The only noticeable effect of the "failing" drive is that I can't get past the BIOS splash screen unless I enter and exit the BIOS setup (windows boots after that). However, after cloning the failing drive and setting my BIOS up to boot from the clone, I still get stuck at the splash screen.
I have a windows 7 OEM disk with me that I used to repair some start up problems it said it discovered (on the failing drive), one of which was the boot manager. Could cloning the failing drive before I repaired these things have transferred the boot issues to the clone? Repairing the problems with the win7 disk did not fix the boot issues on the failing drive though.
While I know that hard drives fail at seemingly random times, this all started the boot up after installing the latest windows updates. I still have a little bit of hope that my "failing" drive isn't actually failing, but instead just corrupted etc. from an improper update.
About a week ago my computers video wouldn't work and about an hour later it started working again and I had no problems for a few days.
Then my video went completely out with no return...I switched monitors to see if it was a bad connection in the monitor(its about 3 years old) but the brand new monitor still didn't work so I bought a g-force 5500 graphics card I plugged it in to the pci port and started the computer, the computer booted straight to bios. I thought maybe it was doing this because the computers onboard video was still enabled and wasn't sure if that would affect it. So I removed the card and tried booting and then installing the card to see if I could get it to load and then just plug and play the video card. After the the graphics card wouldn't work so I unplugged it and just for kicks plugged it into onboard graphics and it works but still booted straight to bios. No settings on bios have been changed and when I exit bios it says "turn off power and reinstall the jumper in normal mode position"
Dell Dimension XPS D300.
On bootup, the memory count-down screen says:
Processor speed 133MHz
Then it boots straight into BIOS, directly into a window Maintenance where it says: Processor Speed, and the option to set to: 200, 233, 266, 300, 333, 366.
I tried all and it does the same loop.
will someone suggest what I should do here?
12 more replies
Hi guys, I've an old(around 3 years old) HCL desktop computer. When I boot up my computer, first it shows HCL's splash screen. Then it directly goes to the "Boot from CD/DVD..." screen. On my other computer a screen appears before that which says at the top "Press DEL to enter setup". But that screen just gets skipped in this computer. But I need to set my flash drive's boot priority to the topmost. So I need to access BIOS setup for this.
Can anybody please help me with this?
Instructions for entering the BIOS (and other useful info) should be part of your onwer/user's manual. Have you checked it?
My HP pavilion A705W desktop is starting up in Bios instead of Windows XPSP3. I have to then hit ESC and select the hard drive in the boot order before it will boot to Windows XPSP3. These are the things I have tried to fix the problem:
Checked all the bios settings-- everything matches the hardware.
Changed the order of the boot initiation to boot from the hard drive first. Still boots up in bios.
Checked the cmos battery- it is reading 3.3 v
Disconnected the keyboard and mouse before starting the computer. It still boots to the bios.
Verified that the computer will boot from the CD drive with a boot disk.
Defragged the hard drive and ran CHKDSK. Computer still boots to the bios.
Does anyone have any other ideas?
Maybe a stuck key on the keyboard? Try without the keyboard plugged in.
Hello loved ones,
I clicked on an .exe which made my Windows version not genuine and somehow changed my boot. Now, when I turn on my computer it will boot to bios, restart and boot to bios, on and on again.
I have tried fixing it thought startup repair with the Windows CD, but it will not work because since windows says not genuine I get the message that the Startup Repair version does not work with my OS.
I need to know a way in which I can fix this issue without the CDs and reinstalling the OS.
I can access the files on my OS (through Ubuntu), everything is regular and there, just the booting is messed up. I have a Ubuntu CD which I use to access my harddrive where i can delete files and change things. So, I am thinking that if I know which files were changed I can go there and delete and put in the proper file. I have a seperate harddrive which I have installed on the same computer which works, the OS is the same as is on my unbootable drive. So, maybe I can copy the correct files from that drive to my unbootable drives, I just need to know which. I have tried some files, but I have yet to solve the program.
It is not a problem wih my motherboard -- I can run my other harddrive on my laptop just fine.
I have tried Ubuntu TestDisk and it says that the bootable status is OK.
OS is Windows 7 Ultimate
Memory is 8GB
I have tried fixing the Master Boot Record with lilo through ubuntu (sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr) but the boot i... Read more
11 more replies
I have a acer laptop 3680 with vista basic that reboots to bios again and again. Is this an vista or bios issue? help please.
Is this a problem that just began, and did the laptop originally come with Vista or was it upgraded?
Are you seeing any error messages?
In Vista you can test the ram by running mdsched.exe
Now I have to admit.....this one has me. I have two of these units that I purchased for my daughters to use. They both have the exact same issue. When I first plug the units in the harddrive is not recognised by the bios. Then I start this ritual of starting it over and over. Eventually it is recognized and then will work indefinetly. I am on one now. I updated to the latest bios. Problem still there. The thing that gets me is that if it was a controller failure, then you would think that it would fail while in windows. Same thing if it was a short or bad solder joint. Then I should get periods of failure while using it. Once I'm in windows XP I can use it all night without a problem. Last night I left it on all night with no issues. I checked Dell's support site to see if there was any issues posted there. The bios sucks, you cannot set any part of the harddrive. Its always auto detect so I can't manually set it up. There is really very few things you can set in the bios. Any ideas guys? I took it apart and cleaned the solder joints and inspected them with a microscope. Thought maybe a broken joint and when the laptop warms up then contact is made. It just seems like once it warms up its fine. I can turn it off and on a thousand times and it will boot fine. Unplug it and let it sit a while and bang......back to the ritual. HELP! What do you think? bad bios chip. Remember, its two units doing this that are exact same model. I have tried other drives that I have... Read moreMore replies
hope you can help me Iv got aHewlet Packard laptop powered by an intel processor 2800 mhz 256 mb ram when i switch on it boots straight into the bios the little box comes up asking if I want to load default settings yes or no but the keyboard dosnt work at all any ideas
I recently installed a raid 0 set up with win7 64 bit. Everything works good (except it will not auto update bit I don't care about that) but when I reboot it to access the bios so I can overclock I cannot get into the bios. I have a wired USB keyboard that normally let's me in via the delete key. This is annoying as I need to be able to get in there at will. I do not have a slot for a ps2 keyboard. Thanks, Jared.
Can you access the raid bios with the keyboard?
Have you tried another keyboard?
I have a home-built PC based on an ASUS motherboard and ATI 5670 video card. Everything was running fine for months, but a few days ago I started running into an issue where my BIOS screen would load but be complete corrupted (white screen with red horizontal lines going across), and then Windows 7 boots fine.
Also, when I wake the pc up from sleep mode, the computer will occasionally wake up but the monitor will not turn on, requiring a reboot. Outside of these two issues, I have no problems within Windows 7 doing everyday tasks.
Any idea where to start troubleshooting?
First thing I would try is to remove the CMOS battery which will reset the Bios to defaults and then see what happens when you boot. While the battery is out test the voltage with a volt meter, if it is much lower than 3V replace it with a new one.
If no improvement you could try flashing the Bios. You would need to go to the motherboard's manufacturer's site to get the instructions and the Bios download.
So, earlier today, everything was fine. My computer was working normally nothing was acting up. While unplugging my laptop from the wall I dropped it, but nothing appeared to be wrong. A little while later I restarted my computer and it worked fine for about a minute and then everything froze in windows explorer, nothing would work, folders wont open task manager never appears start menu wont come up, nothing.
I booted into safe mode and everything works fine through there, so I looked around online and one suggestion was to update my BIOS so I tried to update from Dells Inspiron 1420 A08 to the newer A10 BIOS version, trying that in safe mode failed so I tried to boot normally and quickly do whatever it told me, when I tried it wouldnt restart (and still refuses too, I have to shut it down manually outside of safe mode) it said it couldnt update the BIOS version because it couldnt locate the image, but I downloaded it directly from Dells own website.
So then I tried to do a system restore, and I got the message:
The disk Vista (c:) has errors
Windows detected file system corruption on Vista (c:)
You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored.
So I clicked scan and fix, and nothing happens. (this is back in safe mode by the way) so I opened a command promp and typed sfc /scannow
and it scanned and found some errors but were unable to fix them. Details are located in the CBS.log
So I opened the log and I found the following:
POQ 62 ends.
2009-03-2... Read more
Hi, the first rule if you ever drop a laptop (and it appears OK) is to take the battery out, boot from the mains if all is OK turn off add battery and reboot. Now you may have damaged the MB and or the RAM seating or HDD cable connection as well as the monitor connect cable.. etc ...etc. You can see where this is heading to the shop would be my advice.1 more replies
Hello everyone, I have a Lenovo IdeaPad G500s with Windows 7 x64 notebook and I wish to update my BIOS. The problem occurs when I'm trying to run the setup with following message: "This BIOS is not for your Notebook PC.This version of ROM file is not newer than that of BIOS. " ? I have original notebook's battery inserted.? Battery is more than 30% charged (30% is required for installation).? My laptop has no previous updates of BIOS. Current BIOS Version: 7BCN28WW(V 1.11) ID: VILG1 I downloaded this BIOS update from official page that says its for my notebook and supports my OS.[link] Any ideas what can be wrong?
I update my g500s VILG1 motherboard bios v1.05 to version 2.02. I found bios in lenovo repository. Direct link is https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/7bcn36ww.exe1 more replies
I have two problems with updating the BIOS (the 1st is more important then the 2nd one):
1. While trying to install BIOS Update 6.70-WIN (29/11/13) it says that:
"The version of ROM file is the same as that of BIOS"
and it stops. In the DOS window it shows one phrase:
"NOT Windows 8 Platform, using Windows 7 update...".
I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit system but recently there has been major automatic update done to it.
I got lost. Is there anything I can do to update BIOS?
2. Earlier it says that Flash process will be terminated and I need to "contact OEM BIOS engineer to add the NV storage location by HISII interface". But if I want to risk I can continue etc.
Previously I took the risk and updating went well.
But is there possibility to contact OEM BIOS engieneer?
>While trying to install BIOS Update 6.70-WIN (29/11/13) it says that:
>"The version of ROM file is the same as that of BIOS"
What is the present BIOS version which is available on your notebook?
In case the BIOS is already up to date, the BIOS flash procedure will be interrupted.
>"NOT Windows 8 Platform, using Windows 7 update...".
I?m not quite sure about the meaning of this information but it looks like the BIOS update was released for Windows 8 system and probably its required to upgrade the system from Windows 7 to Windows 8 in order to be able to flash the BIOS
By the way: why you want to update the BIOS? Just because new version is available?
Please note that BIOS update does not improve the notebook performance but fixes some issues. In case your notebook runs properly, the BIOS update is not very important
Hello, I updated the bios using this upgrade (3.05) utility, a couple of days ago. Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for IdeaPad Y410P/Y510P Version 74CN44WW (V3.05)This package updates the basic input/output system (BIOS) on IdeaPad Y410P/Y510P From this time;Installed memory (RAM) appears as only 4 GBBut before, this was 8 GB (7,8 GB usable) What may be the problem?How can I downgrade my bios to previous v2.07?Is this problem related with this bios update?Please help.(Thank you in advance)
You can try to reset the BIOS. 1) Shutdown the laptop.2) Unplug all power supply3) Take out the battery.4) Hold laptop Power button for 1 minute.5) Connect everything back and start the laptop.6) Check if your RAM is displayed correctly.9 more replies
I have problem with Intel Express BIOS Update.
After running update program( downloaded from intel.com pages: WB91X10J.86A.1319.EB.EXE) it shuts down system, but do not reboot it, neither update BIOS. It just freeze ( I can just hear some noices from my CD mechanics - like trying to run CD in it...?)
I must manually restart system( I was waiting 5 mins and nothing happened). Then it boots and shows dialog box, which says that update of BIOS was successfull. But it is not true. There is still old BIOS.
If anyone can help, I'll appreciate.
I have motherboard with 915GWVB chipset( Intel West Branch),
version of actual BIOS is WB91X10J.86A.1037.2005.0216.1050 so I can update to WB91X10J.86A.1319 directly( following instructions on http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/wb/wb_bios.htm)
And I'm running WinXP Pro, SP2( if it is relevant)
Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!
I don't know of anyone that trusts any bios
program titled "express, live update, hands free etc."
I would pop the the cmos battery out for a few mins.
(resetting the bios to default), then manually update the bios from a floppy
per these instructions: standard bios.htm
If anyone here can dispute this I'd really like to know.
Bios updating is the only reason I still have a floppy.
To start i'd like to just say how much i hate this board and how i'll never buy another Gigabyte again.
First I had problems with getting my memory stable with my mobo (solved by following a guide by gskill rep). then i keep having problems with random crashes in games and couldn't find a solution so assumed that i needed a bios update. The @bios utlity keeps updating to FB even tho there is verison FC. So i download FC from the gigabyte website and use the ultity to update bios from file.
then my computers beeps like its the end of the world a couple of times as its not able to even post. Eventually it gets something resembling stablity and posts. then windows will not load and if it does it immedately crashes giving me all kinds of BSoD's (reoccuring and also some new ones).
I assumed this update would solve the memory compatiabilty issues so i figured setting everything back to auto would resolve this. NOPE! beeps to high heaven a couple of times before it can post. i try the settings that the gskills rep provided and still nothing. my computer can't even boot up anymore and i think this whole ordeal has ****ed up windows beyond repair so i'll probably have to reformate and install for the 7th time in the 2 weeks i've had this machine and OS.
this is sh*t. i hope there is someone out there who recognizes this issue. PLEASE GOD SEND ME SOME HELP!!
Sorry to hear that, but I'd sooner have Gigabyte than a lot of others I could name7 more replies
Hello to all,
I have a Toshiba laptop which requested to Update into the new bios ,from 1.40 to 1.60 so i pressed Okay,all went well all green at 100% , it restarted and from then i have black screen.
I searched around the internet and i saw many people with the same laptop as mine ,to have the same problem ,i think it's problem from Toshiba (out of warranty product).
I have found that the only bios file that i get from the european site is the 1.60
So i download it , i extract it to use with crisis but inside i see 2 folders
DIS (inside has bios.rom and ec.rom)
UMA (inside has bios.rom and ec.rom)
Don't know what to use, or how do i get it alive ,any help ?
I tried with both folders with all the necessary things.
Hi,The other day I updated my Lenovo Flex 2 BIOS in win10, downloaded the official update file from Lenovo Support Website, and proceeded with the setup but after update, I haven't been able to boot the system up again!On the other side, I have forgotten the password I have set for BIOS settings, several months ago!So overall, I have a laptop with secured BIOS and a failed attemt to update it's BIOS which doesnt boot and stays in this page no matter which option you choose:?I live in Iran where Lenovo doesnt have any official support centre so on the other hand, my hands are tied.But I would be glad for any help you could provide Thank you allMore replies