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

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

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: Will a windows update select the appropriate motherboard drivers from this list or is that unrelated?

Question #3: Will a windows update automatically select these particular updates for me or do I need to do anything manually to get them?

Question #4: How do I update BIOS? Which to choose (there are 20 listed above)? Is this something a professional should do or is it simple enough for a guy like me?

If anyone takes mercy on me and responds, I?ll be eternally grateful and I?ll promise to help a lost soul in the future as repayment. I?ll take any help I can get.

Here are my specs:

Processor: 2.80 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
128 kilobyte primary memory cache; 512 kilobyte secondary memory cache; 64-bit ready;
Multi-core (2 total); Not hyper-threaded

Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2A-VM 1.XX

BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS M2A-VM ACPI BIOS Revision 0804 06/15/2007

Chipset: Support AMD Socket AM2 Athlon64 / Athlon64 FX / Athlon64 X2 / Sempron

RAM: 1024 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

OS: Windows 7 Professional (build 7600)

Thanks guys.....

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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This is user to user forum so you will not get answer from Toshiba support directly.
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Hello! I'm new here at Tech Spot. This is a great website.

Where can I get a copy of the newest BIOS update for my motherboard?

Model: Asus P5GD1-VM Motherboard
Version: 0602
Chipset: I915
Date: 09/06/2005-16:48:11
Onboard Sound: Azalia (swa)
Onboard LAN: Exist (wl)
BIOS Size: 512 K

I downloaded all BIOS .ROM files in the official website of Asus. But it weren't compatible with the BIOS to be flashed.

Please help me! Thank you very much in advanced!

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The latest BIOS for your board is version 1015. It's not necessary to load each BIOS in order, just load the latest. To load the BIOS you must copy it to a floppy disc and rename it P5GD1-VM.ROM If you didn't rename it, that's why it won't load. On the same Asus download page, you can get the user manual for your board, which goes into detail how to reflash the BIOS. It can render your motherboard un-bootable if you do it wrong, so I would read the manual before attempting it again, and follow instructions carefully.

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1. Is the flash drive formatted FAT file system
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Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility

A. Before You Begin

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im845gl motherboard bios

i have the solution to your problem and can send it to you through an e-mail.
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A while ago I posted the possibility of upgrgrading my 6GB Lenovo V570 to 16GB.  It seemed as if it would be ok, although contrary to what Lenovo stated, but I chickened out.  Instead I've been living with my unit opearting very slowly and having the desktop manager and shockwave flash frequently fail.  It's not wonderful dealing with this and I have been looking for answers.  I thought about adding another couple of GB and along the way found suggestions on updating the drivers and bios.  Anyone savvy enough to advise on what drivers being updated would improve and how to accomplish this?  Also how is the bios updated wihtout screwing everything up?  I'm also thinking of doing a factory resore after backing up all the info on the unit.  Woudl a fresh start help or should I just  save my money and buy a new windows 10 computer?  Thanks!

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After upgrading to Windows 10 how do I know which drivers I need to update?  Although the Veriton M498G has a Dual Core Intel i5 CPU 3.2Ghz, the Intel Driver Update Utility doesn't find any drivers at all.The drivers listed for the Veriton M498G on the Acer support site only list drivers for Win7.  How do I know which drivers to update?  My BIOS is Acer P01-A3, 5/27/2010 How do I know if I need a BIOS update?  Will any driver and BIOS updates be compatible with Win10?

A:Update drivers & BIOS on Veriton M498G after Win10...

bios need to be updated to P01.A4: drivers normally will be updated by windows update when you are connected to a network connection (ethernet cable or wifi). you can check if something is wrong, looking at Device manager for Yellow exclamation mark:windows logo key + xDevice manager

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After upgrading to Windows 10 how do I know which drivers I need to update?  Although the Veriton M498G has a Dual Core Intel i5 CPU 3.2Ghz, the Intel Driver Update Utility doesn't find any drivers at all.The drivers listed for the Veriton M498G on the Acer support site only list drivers for Win7.  How do I know which drivers to update?  My BIOS is Acer P01-A3, 5/27/2010 How do I know if I need a BIOS update?  Will any driver and BIOS updates be compatible with Win10?

A:Update drivers & BIOS on Veriton M498G after Win10...

bios need to be updated to P01.A4: drivers normally will be updated by windows update when you are connected to a network connection (ethernet cable or wifi). you can check if something is wrong, looking at Device manager for Yellow exclamation mark:windows logo key + xDevice manager

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Hi Everyone!
This is my first post here, but I promise I'll do my best to make sense.
I've been using a PC since 1999, but I've always stayed away from the technical end of things & had the "experts" deal with problems because my mind just isn't wired-up to be a DIY lady. Since money is quite scarce due to my disability, I have to be the one to do what's needed this time, & with your guidance, resolve the current problem. In my defense, I'm no dummy & I'm a quick learner... I can do just about long as I have very detailed instructions from someone who knows what/how to do what needs to be done, & that's where all the more knowledgeable people on this Forum come in. I'll do my best to explain things, but if I leave something out, just ask & I'll do my best to fill in the blanks. Thanks for taking the time to read my post...I'm very grateful for your help & especially for your patience!
Now to my problem....

I'm running Windows 8.1, 64 bit on a Lenovo G585 Idea Pad. About a month ago, I noticed a sharp decline in my PC's ability to handle streaming media & performance in general. (I rely heavily on streaming media ability, as I keep records on Bald Eagle nests for research & educational purposes), & I always have at least 1 nest cam on 24/7, (usually 2-4), & I used to be able to have Firefox or Pale Moon browser open with the live nest-cam feed st... Read more

A:Streaming media to update drivers or BIOS correctly

You should always get the most up to date drivers for your laptop from the manufacturers support site Runnin driver updaters often give you drivers that are actually out of date. As far as BIOS updates, you should only Update the BIOS if the update corrects an issue you are having with your computer or to add compatibility for new components.

As far as trusting any customer service or tech support from Comcast goes, they have been being raked over the coals lately for their lousy service including blaming customer equipment for problems that are Comcast service and equipment problems. On the sad side you not have a choice as they may be the only broadband service available in in your area.

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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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My wife's Windows-10 HP Laptop got stuck in a Determining Problem/Restart to Repair/Determining Problem/Restart to Repair loop yesterday for 8 hours.

Finally, I just said "screw it", and used the Media Creation Tool to make a Win10 disk using another computer in the house.

Couldn't do a repair because it said some registry entries were missing, so I just did a clean install, which erased everything that was on her Laptop.

After doing the Clean Install, Windows-10 must have pulled in at least 6 Win-10 updates from the internet over a several hour period. Had to restart the PC after a few of them.

I was under the impression that the LATEST Windows-10 update included all prior Win-10 updates...all rolled into one. I've read it here in the forum, and a couple of other places. But this doesn't seem to be the case. At least not anymore.

A:Latest Update Includes All Previous Updates? Nope!

From my understanding,, none of the cumulative updates are included in the ISO that we get from the media creation tool and that's why they are downloaded during the instillation.. as you saw.

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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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put the system together myself and person who talked me into it I paid 75 bucks instead of 25 he asked for and now I am on a learning curve. Previous install from format up ran everything fine (No matter if it was not truely the best setup- which confuses me)

fear shows same as dude with older graphics card -renderer not working

How about vivid logic - dvr software Can I use firewire from my motherboard and send and receive data from my tv It has three firewire ports one on front even and a net command system - Do I try it? I am running american research 25' dvi to monster cable dvi to hdmi now with audio r l to tv and optical to avr. Should I switch ati has a tuner for 130.00 but do I need it to send and receive the data to the tv and storage only and back to tv to watch? I don't want to upgrade computer to 3ghz plus for 1080p, but want 1080p on a dvr can this be done? confused about grabbers and pci setups and don't want any of that just storage and playback to mitsubishi with a badass tuner in it hopefully. I can't even figure out how to configure the darn image with dvi seriously it isn't easy remembering cloning and extending desktop and separate settings where it all works. Will video get easier if I just tackle as much of this stuff at once as possible? Skip the blueray and other player for my idea cost wise?

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tried to do updates and when i run nvidias program it just fales saying its not installed. when i run windows update it has 80070308 and 800f0246.  any help would be great pls im stuck

A:windows 7 will not update video drivers or windows update.

FWIW:  I suggest that you NOT use Windows Update for hardware drivers.  If the system is a laptop or other OEM system, the manufacturer's website is the place to seek appropriate drivers for your system.  If system is sself-built or put together using individual components that you or someone else selected...then the motherboard manufacturer or component manufacturer (e.g., installed video card) is the website that should provide the appropriate drivers.

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INTERNET SOFT UNDERBELLY Adobe Flash has been flushed with a range of updates that should make it less onerous for at least four weeks.
The patch whack on the software is a big one, and sees Adobe level 79 fixes at it and its users. There is some argument that reckons that Flash should be linked with a sack, some rocks and the sea, but Adobe insists on patching up its old pal.
This is the last of the Adobe releases this year, so you might assume it is something of a best of. It is not, it is a package of bandages that cover threats that can be considered critical and thus urgent.
Judging by the noises coming from the security commentary community, these are not patches that you want to sit on so get applying.

The update has been out for a few day but I thought I would post this to make people aware of the update.

A:Adobe Flash Player update includes 79 fixes, for crying out loud:The Inquirer

On this site news posted on 8/12/2015

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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 came across an issue that I find confusing. Whilst trying to install a software to run a mobile USB flash modem, the software pops this message:

your current device installation settings is configured to prefer drivers from Windows Update over locally installed
drivers. This can cause Unlimited data Manager not to work correctly.

do you want to change the settings to prefer locally installed drivers over Windows Update?

What does it imply if I change my settings to prefer locally installed drivers over windows update drivers?
And can this action be undone and where/how? (I searched my machine but didn't find where this option is)

Thank you for reading

A:Device Installation Settings, windows update drivers VS locally installed drivers

Control Panel (icon view)>System>Advanced System Settings>Hardware Tab>Device Installation Settings


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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 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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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.

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Hello all.
Running windows 10 pro 64 bit.
I've updated from Version 1511 to the anniversary update, 1607.
Or at least, I thought I did.
The update went well, no hiccups, no errors. Used windows update, let it downloaded and install and rebooted. Alas, system still shows OS Version 1511.
Used update again, same thing, rebooted, 1511.
Went to the windows site, downloaded the windows10upgrade9252.exe, ran it, same exact issue, rebooted, still showing version 1511.
Error logs show no issues. Disabled all external drives, turned off anti-virus, etc, repeated, rinsed, rebooted, still version 1511.
Only think I've not done is burned an ISO to DVD and updated from that.
Any clues as to what's going on?
Nelson Davis

A:windows 10 update from version 1511 to 1607 anniversary update - does not update

Can you check to see what OS version you have? Check in settings > system > OS build. It should show something like 14393.5 or 14393.10

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

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

hopefully i will find sufficient answer.. thanx for anyhelp

A:Solved: Bios update or disk update?

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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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Hello everyone. Just a small query. Is it fine if I update my ATI drivers via CCC update utility or should I manually download the latest drivers, uninstall the old drivers (driver sweeper and all) and then install the new ones?

My CCC downloaded and installed the new drivers last night. PC is working fine, but just out of curiosity, is it OK?

A:Is it safe to update ATI drivers via CCC update utility?

- can't see a problem, the AMD link will direct you to the latest and most stable compatible driver available for your card..

- I'm assuming that you aren't messing about with overclocking and the like..

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Hi, A friend has an Asrock K7S8X motherboard on his old computer, and would like to upgrade his computer to run Windows 7. Could anyone suggest an economical replacement motherboard/Cpu which is directly interchangeable with existing one (dimensions/mounting etc.). He is not a "gamer" and just requires it for storing files and internet access.
Thank you, John

A:Motherboard and CPU update to Run Windows

it looks like a standard ATX motherboard, and so you should be able to replace it with any ATX motherboard.

The problem is it appears to use IDE for hard drive connections, which is now obsolete. There still is motherboards out that have IDE (also called PATA), but most don't. You won't be able to run any recent intel processors, but there are some that support the latest AMD processors...

I know very little about AMD, but what about this?

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hello friend..

I cannot update windows 10 to anniversary update. Every time I check for update, this came out

"We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure you're connected to the Internet."

I am connected to internet, Mozilla firefox is ok, utorrent is ok, everything is fine except windows update.
I have try disable the firewall, turn off windows defender, disable antivirus, none of it work.
I downloaded windows10 update assistant, did not work.
I don't know what is blocking windows update form connecting to internet.

Any suggestion? or perhaps solution.

Thank You.

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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

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

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My desktop has a Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H motherboard, which has two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. Earlier today they were all working fine, after installing a windows update and rebooting, suddenly the 2.0 ports no longer work. Plugging in a device still gives the device power (my USB mouse flashes ever 3 seconds or so), but no response when the device is plugged in. In device manager all "USB Root Hub" tabs remain unchanged when I plug anything into the 2.0 ports.

Found a couple older forum threads which described a similar problem after a windows update, but the solution didn't seem to apply in this case. I tried running the utilities found at

6.1.7601 USB Driver Update Fix
Binary files in some USB drivers are not updated after you install Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

but whatever they were checking for (Usbport.sys, Usbehci.sys, and Winusb.sys files) were all fine.

Any ideas? I wish I could get by with the remaining 2 ports but alas, I use a USB mouse, keyboard, and wireless card (by necessity, not choice).

A:Motherboard USB 2.0 ports disabled after Windows update.

have you tried installing the chip set drivers and USB drivers from the Gigabyte website after this happened?

GIGABYTE - Support & Downloads

Also, have you taken a look at the integrated peripherals in your bios to make sure all your USB Controllers are still Enabled

You may want to right click on your USB drivers and hit uninstall from the device manager and reboot. windows will automatically re install them when you restart. If not you can install the drivers from the website.

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The day after I updated my BIOS... I don't know the name of my previous BIOS... But as of the moments it's Insyde F.16 and the logging in to my pc is now taking longer than the usual. My Google Chrome kept on malfunctioning as well as my Spotify. It was lagging & it wasn't working very smoothly and efficiently like before the update. I'm worried that this is because of the update. And btw, is this the latest version of the BIOS on Windows 10? Does everyone have the same BIOS as me (f.16) ??? Thank you for replying.

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Looking to update the BIOS on some HP Compaq dc7800 SFFs. Found the latest version but in the drop down menu for 'operating system' it doesn't list Windows 10 but the machines are running Windows 10.

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Hi again,
I have a question how to update BIOS on Win7 x64 ultimate. I downloaded newest version of BIOS for my laptop (Toshiba Tecra A8-185 PTA83E). After unzipping there is only .exe file. When I try to run that file it says, that my OS is unsupported. When I run it in compability mode (with Vista or XP) it starts upgrading, but gives me an error: " BIOS upgrade is failure (8). BIOS is not able on that configuration." What should I do? I really need new BIOS. Can I run it during boot from USB drive or whatsoever?

A:BIOS Update in Windows 7

You shouldn't attempt to reflash the BIOS from within Windows... it's a process that will either prove impossible, or at best unsafe (hardware dependant) - what you need to do is whack the BIN file onto a USB stick (best to use a sub 2Gb stick) and load it during boot up according to Toshibas instructions for your machine.

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I have a Acer P453 Travelmate 2 yrs old useless brick thanks to Insyde BIOS and dead HDD.  How can I update BIOS to (possibly) install Win7?

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Just updated to Windows 10. Why am I having trouble finding a bios update.  

View Solution.

A:BIOS update for windows 10

Iced42 There's no need to be rude! There are no HP Win10 drivers for your PC so, when you did the update, what you got were MS drivers -- which only provide basic functionality. You can't find Win10 BIOS updates because HP does not certify your PC for Win10 and, therefore, has not produced any Win10 BIOS updates. HP has not published any schedule for when, or if, they will be  producing BIOS updates for the older machines.

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Trying to update the BIOS so i can use a new video card. Ive looked online for help and found nothing, even the HP website has nothing for the update.Processor- Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHzBIOS Version- 7.16

A:BIOS UPDATE for Windows 10

Your original OS was WIN 7, with BIOS 7.16 circa Jan 1012.  There is NO supported BIOS update that would allow UEFI, and that is where all such inquiries really imply.  Your only solution is a hybrid OS GPU card.  It would allow Legacy and UEFI when you have such a motherboard in your next system. Both MSI and Shappire offers such cards. I'd offer the links, but it seems to be broken right now.

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I purchased an ACER V3-372-57CW and the computer refuses to boot (the green ACER splash screen at EFI boot won't even show) when my (otherwise fully functional) WACOM Intuos 4 tablet is plugged in into any USB port. Acer customer care refused to acknoledge nor register the issue so my last hope is that a BIOS update will solve the problem. I'm used to manufacturers providing DOS executable flash utilities for running under FreeDOS etc. but for the Acer V3-372, I can only find a Windows 10 Executable. Obviously, uninstalling the whole system just for updating the BIOS is not a viable option. Is it possible to obtain either a DOS executable for the BIOS update or something which could be used from within Linux (with EFI)? Thank you

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Hi, I have an HP Pavilion dv6000. I recently updated to Windows 7 from vista but there seems to be no new drivers or bios for windows 7 for HP Pavilion dv6000 on their website? Should I just use the latest one for Vista? Is it compatible?

A:no bios update for windows 7?

Do not install any vista driver until unless you are left with no option. In most cases Win 7 automatically finds all the drivers, if it does not you can check for Win update and it should include any driver that was missing. Usually the track pad will not have scrolling after a fresh install but that was taken care of after the first windows update that I did manually minutes after the install. You function key might also give you some problem if it handles some functions not usually found on US keyboards. In that case you'll have to write to HP. This said, there is no need to worry, as most of the drivers will be found within Win 7.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Whats the best way of updating my drivers on windows 7 please?
I have a 32 bit chip. Thanks.

A:How do I update drivers on windows 7?

I do not claim that it is the best way, but device drivers can be updated using the driver update facility in Windows 7.
1. Click on the Start button at the bottom left of the screen
2. In the line with "Search for programs and files" written in it, type "Device Manager" and then open Device Manager by clicking on it in the window that comes up. A warning that administrator permission is need to change anything might come up but that can be ignored for the time being.
3. In the Device Manager window, select the device you are interested in and click on it - for example Monitors - then click on the subfolder which describes the actual device you have.
4. In the window that comes up, click on "Change Settings" - administrator permission is now required.
5.Click on the driver tag and then Update Driver.
I am personally wary of updating drivers unless there is some need to do it. There are probably quicker ways of doing it than what  have described.

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Hi !

When using update service in W7 sometimes I get some drivers update and I wonder which drivers are this?are the made by microsoft or they are the real deal from hardware manufacturer.......


A:Windows 7 Update drivers

They are from the manufacturer. But it is strongly advised to never use them from Microsoft anyhow. Always visit the manufacturers' websites for drivers.

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Will there be Driver updates for Windows 10 of HP ENVY 700-010xt CTO Desktop PC ?

All my posts are my opinion.

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Since a few day I have Windows 8 Pro RTM (Dreamspark, fully activated) on an Asus N56VZ. Works pretty well, but driver availability through Windows Update is, well, almost non-existant. Most drivers I need exist for Windows 7 in Windows Update without problems. Of course, the drivers are available (also signed) from the website of the companies...

I also had Windows 7 from MSDNAA back then, and IIRC all drivers where available in Windows Update from the beginning...

What's missing?
Realtek HD Audio (signed Win8 drivers exist on Realtek site), I was pretty surprised that these aren't on Windows Update because they were always there from the beginning back to WinXP times.NVIDIA drivers for the 650M notebook GPU. I read news from March that Nvidia provides them in Windows update, but this was for the Consumer Preview, did they stop for RTM? Why? What I also find strange ist that the nvidia website only offers beta drivers for this GPU, but if you use Google you will also find non-beta, working stable drivers.On my Win7 laptop I got the new MS Device Center, but on Win8 with the exact same mouse (Comfort Mouse 4500) I first got IntelliPoint 8.2 (what's supposed to be outdated with the new Center which was desogned for Win8). Just uninstalled IntelliPoint and tried again: I don't get anything mouse-related now in Windows Update. Was this a mistake by MS? On the MS site I only find the Center for the Release Preview versions of Windows 8... Is this thing not finished? What mou... Read more

A:Drivers in Windows Update

I personally don't depend on Windows update for my drivers. I go directly to the manufacturer for the latest and greatest. I've found in the past that the Windows update supplied drivers are rather generic and are often missing some of the features and functionality provided in the manufacturers drivers. There will be a lot of hardware that will never get a Windows 8 driver. Its up to the manufacturer to supply the drivers to Microsoft, if they want to. They may decide that that particular model is old enough that they won't bother updating the driver at all. I've also found that the Microsoft supplied drivers become outdated rather quickly.

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I'm not very tech savvy. I finally gave in and updated to windows 10. Do I need to update drivers for this to work properly?

A:do i need to update drivers for windows 10 on my a...

Hi, You will see if you are lucky. There are plenty of complains for the VN7-591G on the forum regariding the wireless drivers, and the Intel HD graphics driver after update to windows 10. So, if you experience problems you should try to update the drivers for these two. But I would suggest to install the windows 10 drivers for everything after update, just to be sure. BUT, if your current wireless driver works well, I don't recommend to update it. 

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I'm not very tech savvy. I finally gave in and updated to windows 10. Do I need to update drivers for this to work properly?

A:do i need to update drivers for windows 10 on my a...

Hi, You will see if you are lucky. There are plenty of complains for the VN7-591G on the forum regariding the wireless drivers, and the Intel HD graphics driver after update to windows 10. So, if you experience problems you should try to update the drivers for these two. But I would suggest to install the windows 10 drivers for everything after update, just to be sure. BUT, if your current wireless driver works well, I don't recommend to update it. 

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Will there be Driver(s) updates for Windows 10 of HP ENVY 700-010xt CTO Desktop PC ?

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Im using ati 4670 1gb gpu,
The problem is, I want update my display drivers.
I downloaded latest amd drivers but when im installing amd 13.9 version drivers that time installation complete. .
But when I launch nfs rivals game. Screen splash with error.."please update drivers, you are using ati 10.5 old drivers please install ati 13.4 or later".
Please help to sort out this problem

A:I cant update amd 13.9 drivers on windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by girish889

Im using ati 4670 1gb gpu,
The problem is, I want update my display drivers.
I downloaded latest amd drivers but when im installing amd 13.9 version drivers that time installation complete. .
But when I launch nfs rivals game. Screen splash with error.."please update drivers, you are using ati 10.5 old drivers please install ati 13.4 or later".
Please help to sort out this problem

Did you get the correct 13.9 drivers for your "legacy" HD4670?

AMD has two driver branches now, with HD4xxx and below using "legacy" version, and HD5xxx and above using active WHQL. You can't succeed in installing the wrong driver for your hardware, and the installation log should show that the Display Driver WAS NOT INSTALLED (or rather, it won't appear on the log list of those things that actually did get installed).

When doing a "custom install", the list of components eligible for installation would be presented. If you try to use the wrong driver for your hardware, the Display Driver item won't show up in the list. So this is another clue you're trying to install the wrong driver package for your hardware.

All that said, are you trying to install the correct "legacy" 13.9 driver??

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Well here it goes. When I first bought my computer it had Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit. My motherboard is a M2N-E SLI. My computer constantly crashed with the blue screen. I had someone fix my computer and he told be that there was no chipsets for this motherboard that worked with Vista (this is about a year ago when I had it fixed). So he installed Windows XP 32 bit and I never had a problem. But now I want to run more then 4GB of memory and I like Vista because it is more user friendly for people like me who dont know much about computers. So if I reinstall Vista on my computer and put these chipset updates that I found here in the forums will they work and keep my computer from crashing? Also is it just download the updates or is there more to it for chipsets? One more question is the back up disk that I have for Windows Vista the actual program and I can just install it or do I have to buy a copy of Vista to install it. Any help is much appreciated.

A:If I update my chipsets for my motherboard will it work with Windows Vista

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After updating successfully which took a looong time @ 30Mbs connection. After the install everything seems to work but my Netgear N900 router, the icon in the "loaded" tray say its "not connected" to the internet but it is. Ive tried all other devices connected to the wiFi and they seem to work.
Just curious if anyone else is having similar probs.??

Thanks in advance

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I was wondering whether everyone here updates their drivers simply with what becomes available on the Windows Update site or do you download them seperately from each of the manufacturers?

I'm curious whether Microsoft even updates Windows Update with manufacturer drivers when they release new ones. Curious what everyone's take is.



A:Do You Update Drivers Thru Win Update or Seperately?

Quote: Originally Posted by PJStyles

I was wondering whether everyone here updates their drivers simply with what becomes available on the Windows Update site or do you download them seperately from each of the manufacturers?

I'm curious whether Microsoft even updates Windows Update with manufacturer drivers when they release new ones. Curious what everyone's take is.



Welcome again

I dont recommend "driver detective" type apps. I use the built in upgrade and do check the mfr sites as needed


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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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I am in a pickle guys. Windows 7 will not start after flashing bios update twice. 1st time through windows 7 and 2nd time through bios. I flashed the latest bios for my motherboard, H97I-PLUS, bios update 2703. My computer will boot up to bios just fine, my computer just won't start windows 7 for some strange reason. After I flashed the H97I-PLUS BIOS 2703, I got a message from American Megatrends to restore bios settings and I pressed F1 to restore bios settings. I know I flashed the bios update properly and I don't understand why windows 7 won't start anymore. Do I need to flash an older bios update, if yes, which bios update?

Here are my computer specs. Just in case people need to know.
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 380T
CPU: i7 4790k 4.00GHz Quad Core
Motherboard: Asus H97I-Plus
Ram: 8GB
Hard Drives: 500GB HDD and 120 GB SSD Kingston
Power Supply: Corsair RM650 Watt (Modular)
Video Card: MSI R9 280X Twin Frozr 3GB GDDR5
OS: Windows 7 64Bit
Water Cooler: Corsair H60 CPU water cooler
Monitor: Acer H257HU

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My second battery (keyboard) has only rarely loaded. Most of the time, even after days with the computer plugged in to the mains, only the tablet battery was loaded. Since October Toshioba Service Station did not work properly, so I could not update my bios. I have now changed to Windows 10 just to see if that would make the trick. I could install all drivers but not the BIOS update. I have tried installing them manually, but when I do so in Windows 8 compatible mode, the system tells me that the "file could not be saved" immediately after unzipping the software. Any clues?

A:How to update the BIOS running Windows 10

Had you try this:

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A few weeks ago, I ran some Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates on my Thinkpad T400S (which at the time ran Windows 10, having been upgraded about 8-9 months previously online from Win 7) and shut it down. When I rebooted, I received a message that it couldn't find a bootable device. It went into the Troubleshooting options, then I chose Reset this PC. It returned a message that the hard drive was "locked." I then tried Advanced Options, Startup Repair first. It said tht Startup Repair couldn't fix the PC. Neither could it find an older build. I went to the command prompt and was taken to an x: drive. When I tried to reach C:, the message said it couldn't find the drive specified. I then rebooted into the BIOS and ran HDD Diagnostics. Much to my surprised, it passed with flying colors,  but still wouldn't boot Win 10. I tried to reinstall Win 7 with the factory recovery disks, but they failed to touch the hard disk. I received messages in quick succession to insert the next CD and in the end got a message that the recovery.ini file couldn't be found. My next step was to take it into the office and install Windows 10 via USB, again surprisingly with success. However, it blew up again after a couple of days. I then reinstalled and went to , downloaded the 7uuj49uc.iso file and burned a bootable CD to update the registry. When I booted with it and tried to do so, though, I got a message that it couldn't find the BIO... Read more

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I have an HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC which was originally running Windows 7 (64 bit) and has an AMD processor. I upgraded to Windows 10 (64 bit) from Windows 7 back in April and all seemed fine for about a month but after that I've been getting blue screens of death several times a day with different errors each time. I don't know if Windows 10 is responsible or if my laptop is just getting old. One suggestion I read was to make sure the BIOS was fully up to date. I have checked the BIOS on my machine and it's 'Insyde F.6A, 5/7/2013'. I checked on the HP website and the most up to date BIOS that I could see for the HP Pavilion g6 series was 'F.29, June 17, 2014 (filename sp66880.exe)' which is a more up to date version than I currently have.  However, it doesn't mention anything about the 2014 version of the BIOS being compatible with Windows 10, it only mentions that it is compatible with Windows 7 and 8. If I go ahead and upgrade to this version is it likely to improve things or make them worse? I am concerned that it might make the laptop completely unusable if I upgrade, and not be able to recover it. Would it be possible to roll back to the earlier BIOS version if this happened?

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I am currently running on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li 2727 and i have no idea how to update the Bios. Please help!!

A:How do i update Bios on Windows Vista?

Hi and welcome to TSF why do you either wish or need to update your bios,please be aware that a badly done bios update can brick your machine,to get any bios updates you need to visit the computer maker support site for your model and see if there is one available,next you need to make a back up of the present bios
Edit you may get more info here

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I tried to update the BIOS from our Latitude E5450 systems from A12 to A13 with a command line, distributed by our SCCM, but it does not install the BIOS, though I get a 'succeeded'  return message.
On shutdown and a boot later on, it still says 'A12'.When trying to do a reboot aftwerwards, still no effect.On immediate* reboot after the Install, it installs the 'A13' update.(*immediately: being the first shutdown/reboot action after the BIOS installation)
I though it could be a Windows 10 'fastboot' issue so I disabled that option, but still, when choosing 'shut down' after the succesfull BIOS update, it does not update the BIOS on the next boot.

The command line I use is:A13.exe /s /f /p=xxxxx /l="C:\Temp\BIOS.txt" /forceit
The bios.txt logfile says:
***BIOS flash started on 7/5/2016 at 16:41:46***Command: \\xxxxxxxxxxxxxx\A13.exe /s /f /p= /l="C:\temp\bios.txt" /forceit
A12 INSTALLED (Dell System Latitude E5450)- Gigabit Ethernet : X01- System BIOS with BIOS Guard : A12- Embedded Controller : A06- Intel Management Engine (VPro) Update :
A13 UPDATE (Dell System Latitude E5450)- System BIOS with BIOS Guard : A13- Embedded Controller : A06- Gigabit Ethernet : X01- Legacy Video OROM : 1039.V.18- Legacy N15SGM OROM : Legacy N15SGT OROM : Legacy RAID OROM : Intel Management Engine (VPro) Update : Intel Management Engine (Non-VPro) Update... Read more

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Hi all,The laptop I'm having issues with is ProBook 430 G2Last night I reinstalled my operating system on my laptop and when installing drivers for my new windows 10, I downloaded the bios update and installed it. After the update finished  the laptop restarted to apply the update for the bios but it didn't boot up since. When I press the power button the lights turn on for 2-3 seconds and then it just shuts down again and the screen is black the whole time.  I tried Removing the battery and the power supply, and holding the power button for a minute, it didn't do anything. I also tried holding the Windows + B and power button that doesn't seem to do anything either, but the capslock LED turns on and stays on until I try to turn the machine on again, not sure why. It seems like the bios update did something to the machine but I'm not sure what and how to fix it. Any help would come in handy, thanks a lot!

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Hey guys. I think I really messed something up. I have a Dell Inspiron 15. Got it about 3 months ago. I just sat on the phone with dell a couple of days ago for 4 hours while they fixed it and now when I went to do the BIOS Update it is frozen. The Dell Tech guy said that everything would be backing up automatically but I guess that's not the case. How do I shut it down? CTRL, ALT, DEL? Will I screw it up than I already have? AmI really this tech illiterate? 

A:Windows 10 BIOS Update frozen

Thank you for writing to us!
You can shut down the system by holding on the power button if you are not able to move in BIOS using the arrow keys.
Kindly let us know if you need any further help .

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