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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!!!!

Q: 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!!!!

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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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
Art

A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10.
Notebook rebooted:
1.Fireed power led,
2.Powered up hdd led for 2sec. Turn it off.
3.Stops ...
No Dell Logo, no beeps, can't go into Bios.
LCD test works OK.
Remove Ram module, powered up and listen beep's
Pressing END key and power Notebook does nothing.
Any idea?

A:Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10

Yes. I did it.
Laptop have Phoenix bios.
Phoenix Bios have has restored procedure from USB Flash.
This steps to restore BIOS:
1.Get USB flash below 4Gb.
2.Format it to FAT.
3.Get your flash update from Dell Store - xxxx.exe
4.Run cmd.exe and in command prompt run xxxx.exe /writehdrfile
5.Copy extracted Bios.cap to flash drive.
6.Turn off laptop.
Next step 7,8 may be not needed but I did it.
7.Disconnected all perihpericals including battery and charger.
8.Disconnect HDD
9.Plugged the usb drive on the laptop at the right side.
10.Hold END key
11,Pluged the powercord and relase the END key 1 second after the power cord is in.
12.USB led on stick blinked fast and we see Bios Recovery Process on screen.
13.After finish notebook reboots and worked fine.

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I upgraded Vista x64 Ultimate to Win 7 x64 Ultimate.

The upgrade went fine - no major issues with the upgrade process.

I am, though, having some small issues when running 7:

1. Outlook 2007 process remains open after closing Outlook.
2. Very slow closing certain programs/games.
3. Gadgets doesn't work.
4. Occasional empty folder pops up on taskbar that I can't close.
5. WEI for my SATA3 HD is 2.9 - 500GB Seagate
6. System shutdowns take forever

The system, overall, seems to be quite responsive but the problems I'm running into are somewhat frustrating

Not sure if these have been addressed in other threads yet, as I'm still searching them. I'm guessing that part of it may be due to MB driver issues, but not sure - running an EVGA 780i MB.

Thanks,

Terry

A:Win 7 Upgrade worked fine, but a few issues...

Your problems are probably all related to the fact that upgraded instead of a fresh install either that or you have disabled UAC

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Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install it as I've done on a couple other machines. After downloading the thing, it errored out with:

Couldn't install Windows 8.1

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

When I clicked the OK button, it then gave me the informative and grammar-challenged error box:

Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104

Try again Cancel

Ever the optimist, I clicked Try again, and of course, it proceeded to download all over again from scratch, only to error out in the same way. I then downloaded all the Windows 8 updates, although just the one had been necessary on my other machines that successfully upgraded to 8.1, and tried again, only to get the same result.

Today, I've discovered the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Assistant, which avoids the lengthy download of the upgrade every time (Microsoft, maybe you should run it implicitly before downloading 3 GB of transient data), and it tells me:

This PC doesn't meet system requirements

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

Obviously, no BIOS updates are available, and I'm simply wondering if anyone knows what exactly is the pr... Read more

A:Windows 8 to 8.1 Upgrade failed - must upgrade System BIOS

Store upgrade is more hassle than it's worth...Can't see how bios version can prevent the upgrade...

If you can download a full ISO - try that rather.

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i am running A03 on my c640. i plan to upgrade the ram soon. i need to update to version A10. my bios is set with an admin password. do i need this password to update the bios/upgrade ram?

i need this answer so i can then formulate the proper plan of action using the fantastic tools on this site.

thanks folks. any help is much, much, much appreciated.
 

A:Dell bios upgrade

You are best to remove the password first
But if you have the ability to boot from a floppy or CD to update your Bios, then it is likely that the password may be removed during the process

To be certain you could download the dst-cd.iso
http://www.download.centre4service.com/software1.html
password: smellyalater
And remove the Administrator password first
 

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Model: Dell Insprion 15(R) 5537 Hello, so i was asked to upgrade my Bios from A07 to A08 so i turned off other programms and installed it while in the middle of it my laptop restarded and i dont know why the *** it happened and now when i turn on my laptop it shows the dell logo and then goes to a complete black screen that if i move my mouse i can see the cursor with a loading logo of windows, What i have tried: i tried holding power on button for 15 sec with end button and then dell logo came with also at the bottom corner saying F2 for options and F12 for boot options but when i click both of them it still dosent work,and nothing happens Help plz

A:My Dell Laptop is bricked from a Bios upgrade.

Please turn off computer completely. Now, power on computer again, quickly start tapping the F2 key continuously to get into BIOS setup.
Note: Please don't wait for windows logo to start pressing F2 key, soon as you power on system, start tapping. If you're able to get into BIOS then click on links below for possible solutions:
Posted by Buckly53e - Boot not possible after BIOS update:
en.community.dell.com/.../19988584
Posted by MUSTARD647 -Dell Inspiron 5459/5559/5759 BIOS Update Error - WILL NOT REBOOT
en.community.dell.com/.../19670909

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HI DUDE,
THIS IS RANADHEER
FINALLY I FOUND A SITE WHICH COULD ACTUALLY HELP ME
could u please tell me how do u upgrade the BIOS of my DELL vostro A860
i would be very much thank full for the reply
thanks in advance
RANADHEER

A:How do u upgrade the BIOS of my DELL vostro A860?

If everything works normally, I wouldn't do BIOS upgrade but if you must:
Drivers & Downloads
HTH.
EDIT: When you do flashing under windows environment,make sure Internet disconnected, disable all background services like AV programs, windows defender and do not interrupt the process.

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hi, i have a question, i have a dell inspiron 5555 runing win 10 and i received an update message about bios upgrade a12. is it safe to update? here are some details about the update:
File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:5455A12.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size:6 MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT, Windows 9X, Windows ME or a MS DOS environment.

there is no mentioning of windows 10...
so is it safe?

A:bios upgrade a12 dell inspiron 5555

Was it a program that you were running that gave you this message?  It all depends on where you got it from, if it was from Support Assist it most likely is okay, but just want to make sure that you are getting the right one and that it isn't some pop up that comes up on a website or something like that.

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Recently upgraded my Dell XPS 13 L321X BIOS to ver 8. Since then, whenever I close the lid and put the laptop to sleep for several hours, the processor seems to come and the bottom frame is very hot. When the lid is opened the screen remains blank and doesn't wake from sleep mode. The only recourse is to do a hard shutdown with the power button and then restart. The laptop then reboots to the black trouble shooting screen, or select the normal windows boot. I've since tried to update all the drivers, but still no luck. It continues to run hot and refuses to start after placing the laptop in the sleep mode.

Any help appreciated!
Rounder~

A:Dell XPS 13 shutdown during sleep after bios upgrade

Thanks for the quick reply!
To review, my problem began when I updated the BIOS to ver. A08. Before reading your solution, I ended up reflashing my BIOS to an earlier version -- ver.A07.
I've opened a number of applications then closed the lid, letting it go into sleep mode. After extended periods of time, I'd open the lid and the computer wakes normally with no further issue. No overheated case, No blank screen. And no need for a hard shutdown and reboot with the power button.
Hope this remains the case, but I'll save your suggested steps in the event the problem returns, but so far it seems that BIOS upgrade vA08 was the problem and a reflash with v A07 was the solution.

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I am looking for a BIOS update for my system. This is proving to be much harder than I expected. Have been to the Phoenix site and my BIOS is not listed.

Any ideas?

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 4W4SB0X0.15A.0019.P14.0005091032
Motherboard Name Intel Warm Springs WS440BX

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel GTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz
Effective Clock 100 MHz
Bandwidth 800 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz
Effective Clock 100 MHz
Bandwidth 800 MB/s
 

A:BIOS upgrade / update

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Question: when and how often should one update/upgrade one's bios on there PC? Even if that PC is not having any problems. I am a firm believer in "if it's not broke don't fix it" saying but would like some sort of answer to this question.

A:bios update/upgrade

Hi Jimbo,

Unless there is a specific reason which requires you to update (flash) the BIOS e.g. a new processor, I would leave well alone. Although the process is fairly easy, it is still fraught with danger and can quite easily leave you with an expensive doorstop if things go wrong or if you interrupt the procedure (or suffer a powercut). Personally, I have not updated the BIOS on any of my previous systems.

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Hello to all,
I want to report a problem with BIOS update for Win7 64-bit OS on my Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop. After BIOS update from A06 to A07 (or A08 the symptoms are the same) windows 7 freezes on the start (after welcome screen). I have found that there is a problem with service called  "Multimedia Class Scheduler". When it is disabled the OS starts normally (except services connected with "Multimedia Class Scheduler"), but when this service is enabled OS freezes and you cannot do anything.
It would be nice if this error can be fixed, because I also want to upgrade my laptop with latest BIOS fix. Is there anybody with the same problem, who manage to resolve it? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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A:Dell Bios upgrade failed, now computer will not start.

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A:Screen flickering and BiOs upgrade in Dell insprion

I checked the specs & it appears your laptop supports up to 2GB (2x1GB) DDR333. Maxing out the RAM would definitely perk that thing up.http://www.notebookreview.com/noteb... Make 100% sure both your sticks are 256MB & that they're fully seated in their slots. Pop them out & in a couple of times.message edited by riider

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Hello people, here's the sequence of events that finally led to this problem...
I bought a used Dell D500 1.3Ghz Centrino. I re-installed windows and downloaded the BIOS upgrade (from A05 to A10) on it from Dell's site. Next, using the HD method, I flashed the BIOS.
As soon as I did that, the battery short-circuited. The battery icon on the machine kept blinking continuously in green and orange. I replaced the battery, things were running smooth now.
Next, I re-installed windows, updated a few drivers. After that, the machine was idle for a month, then I used it regularly for 3 days. On the third day, it started crashing a bit. At first, there were infrequent crashes (while operating Window Media Player or somethin), but gradually, the frequency increased and it started crashing sooner, like before it even got to the desktop. When it crashed for the last time, it was at the 'Windows is now loading' screen. After that, it wouldn't boot at all. I would press the power button, the lights would come on, and then they would go off.

I took it to my laptop guy, and he says the processor is fried because of the BIOS upgrade. I find that hard to believe. He tried Pentium M processors from other machines, and they wouldn't work on it, again (he says) because of the BIOS upgrade. Then he tried the Celeron M processor, and that worked.
So my question is this... IS IT BECAUSE OF THE BIOS that this happened? Would your answer be different if the machine was r... Read more

A:Dell D500 processor fried due to BIOS upgrade...

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Hello,

I have Windows XP OS installed on my HP Pavilion 753n Desktop. I currently have 512MB SDRAM loaded, and want to upgrade with another 512MB. Is it necessary to update my BIOS settings (current BIOS on computer is dated 11 September 2002) prior to upgrading the memory? I have heard mix reviews about this on other forums/websites. Just want to know the true story about this.

Thanks in advance for the assistance!
 

A:Memory Upgrade / BIOS Update

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A:should I update DX4870 BIOS upgrade

if your syster's desktop came from factory with windows 8, you can update the BIOS to P11.B1there's no changelog, so only Gateway knows which kind of fixes there are.

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A:should I update DX4870 BIOS upgrade

if your syster's desktop came from factory with windows 8, you can update the BIOS to P11.B1there's no changelog, so only Gateway knows which kind of fixes there are.

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 and i need to update the bios cause of a cpu change.
The laptop working great but for some reason with the new cpu the fan is always running full.

I searched a lot but nothing found.
The Model No is PSAC1E-0QL04CG3 any ideas where i can find the bios ?

Thx in advance,
John

A:Satellite Pro A120: Need to update BIOS after CPU upgrade

Hi

First of all: BIOS update doesn?t help you.
Why do you think that BIOS update should help you to reduce the fan activity?

I assume your new CPU is faster. Right?
So it provides more performance and this leads to higher heat dissipation... so finally the CPU has to be cooled down and this can be done only if the cooling module would rotate faster? you agree with me?

By the way: the BIOS update can be found on Toshiba EU driver page. Since the Sat Pro A120 is very old series, you have to search for drivers in Archive area (Product Type -> Archive)

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A:BIOS and VGA driver Upgrade issue, Aspire R3-131T

So did something happen during the VGA driver install and now you can't see any video? 
 
If you power the sytem completely off, do you see the Acer splash screen when you power it on? If not, repair will be your best option. I do not think a BIOS update will resolve the issue.
 
If you do see something on your screen, can you explain what you are able to see?
 
 




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Hi,
today i received my new Dell XPS 13 9350. After Upgrading my BIOS to 1.19 and setting up my System I backup my Drive and restored it on the Samsung 950 Pro. But it doesn't boot!
Hour after hour i tested, tried in BIOS etc. and almost gave up. Even Booting from USB to reinstall or Booting Dell Diagnosis didn't worked. But the PM951 SSD worked fine. So lastly I downgraded to 1.0.5 and the 950 Pro worked.....
Question: Where can I find a newer BIOS than 1.0.5 but older than 1.19? I can't find any downloads.

A:[WARNING] Dell XPS 13 9350 BIOS 1.19 Upgrade won't Boot with Samsung 950 Pro anymore

(SEE MESSAGE SENT TO DELL REGARDING THIS ISSUE WITH MY XPS 15 9550)
Hello,

Replacing the motherboard did not resolve the issue; however, I now have a better understanding as to what's happening:

(tested with 2 SSD's, and 2 HDD's)
(tested with original and replaced motherboard)
(tested with both legacy and uefi boot modes)
(tested with secure boot enabled/disabled)
(tested with original BIOS firmware version, and latest --JAN 5th)
SCENARIO #1 (SATA1 as boot drive, m.2 as secondary) :

-BIOS randomly does not detect SATA1 drive (does not show in System Configuration). 
-"No boot device found"' error, followed by dell system check.

SCENARIO #2 (m.2 as boot drive, SATA1 as secondary):

-BIOS randomly does not detect SATA1 drive (does not show in System Configuration). 
-Post BIOS, Dell logo with spinner animation will show for more than a minute, and then boot into windows.
-SATA1 drive will almost always show in Windows (even though BIOS does not report it).

SCENARIO #3 (m.2 as boot drive, SATA1 disabled in BIOS):

-Windows boots fast (less than 10-15 seconds)

 
CONCLUSION:

The SATA1 drive is not always detected/initialized early on in the boot process (BIOS); it is often detected/initialized later on in the process (POST BIOS), but this causes a significant startup delay. 
TEMPORARY FIX:
 
Disable SATA1 in BIOS.


The problem described above makes the SATA1 drive unusable (given its poor stability) as... Read more

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A:Bios Upgrade on HP Envy 750-170se CTO bios family 2b4b

@FrozenGamer? If your PC takes 3 minutes to boot in a factory condition then you should contact HP support. If your PC is less than 21 days old then quickly return it.  Without any modifications, your PC should be booting up in less than 30 seconds. I haven't seen any official HP posted information that supports NVMe m.2 SSDs.  Run the HP Support Assistant and see if it picks up a later BIOS update. HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.  

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I have a Pegatron M2N68-LA Narra 5 mother board as I dentified by the HP support app.  For additional reference:Product ID NY650AA-ABABuild ID 94NAv6PrA2Bios: 5.49 08/06/2009Mother Board  info printed on MB  : M2N68-LA rev 5.00  CT: P ASYU OB OZ XZ ATH  So this CPU should work ?  AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3GHz 4x512KB Socket AM2+ Quad-Core CPU  TDP 95w Thanks 

A:M2N68-LA (Narra5) Processor upgrade needs Bios Update?

Hi, Machine supports the following CPU's TDP: 95WAMD Phenom II Quad-CoreAMD Phenom II Triple-CoreAMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)AMD Athlon X4AMD Athlon X3AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)Source:   http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01861126 I also belive AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3GHz 4x512KB Socket AM2+ Quad-Core CPU  TDP 95w should work. Regards.  

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I have Win7 Ultimate installed on a Dell Optiplex GX620 P4 hyperthread, approx 6 years old. Bios is most current Phoenix ROM Bios Plus 1.10 A11. I have 2 sata drives and 2 IDE drives installed. Boot is from SATA 0. SATA drives 2&3 are not present. All is well with this part of the equation.

I had been running a Seagate 250GB IDE drive (ST3250824A) as BIOS drive 4, master drive, jumper selected. I just installed a second 120gb Seagate IDE (ST3120026A) as a slave, BIOS drive 5. That was when things got interesting. When I rebooted BIOS took a long time to load, and then reported that neither IDE drive was present. I then did all the obvious things: Disconnected one drive at a time - BIOS would recognize the connected drive. Switched master & slave drive positions. Changed jumpering from master/slave to cable select. Installed a new ribbon cable. Checked that BIOS drive recognition was set to 'Auto' for both drives. Results are always the same: either drive is recognized when only one is connected but BIOS does not recognize them when both are installed. On boot I receive a warning that IDE Drives 4 & 5 are not present and have to press F1 to continue. When I enter Setup BIOS reports the drives as unknown drive type. When only one is connected BIOS accurately reports the drive model # & capacity.

After going through all this,I decided to bring WIn 7 up and see what would happen. To my surprise, W7 showed both drives and worked fine. Device Manager prop... Read more

A:Dell Bios Doesn't See IDE Hard Disks but Windows 7 Does & Works Fine.

The only time I've found something similar is when I had a CD drive as MASTER on an IDE port and a hard drive as slave. It seems BIOS would inquire or skip on the CD and not bother waiting for a response on the hard drive. Windows would see it fine as by that time, it was spun up, etc. But BIOS never showed it, only the CD drive. Access to hard drive was not a problem.

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I updated the bios after I had notified from Toshiba about the Bios v3.50. The process was done by the Toshiba Utility software, and after the reboot there is "Password =" on a blank screen and it not recognise my BIOS password, writing "Not certified".

I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.

What can I do now?

A:Satellite Z30-A-12R BIOS password not recognised after BIOS upgrade

Hi

Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.

But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.

Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.

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Dear All,
I have a question regarding BIOS upgrades as well as downgrades. First, about downgrading BIOS, is it a safe thing to do? If not, then what makes it not safe? I have Dell Inspiron 640M, with the latest BIOS A10. Not happy with this one due to high pitch sounds coming from the top right hand corner of the laptop. It's been suggested that I downgrade only a couple of revisions back, namely, to either A09 or A08. However, Ive been getting conflicting reports about the safety of downgrading from Dell Tech Support. Some say that it's not done at all, others say that as long as it's only to downgrade back to a couple of previous versions, then risks are not as high as going all the way back to a really early version, such as A03 etc. The risks, I'm told, is in the performance of hard disks. Apparently, if you downgrade to a really early version such as A03, then problems will arise, though I'm not sure what the exact problems are. Moreover, there are those who say that there is no procedure for downgrading and that it is never suggested to anyone to downgrade their BIOS. The notion that it becomes riskier as you downgrade back to a really early version of BIOS such as A03 baffles me, because in my case, prior to doing any kind of updating for BIOS on my laptop, I had version A03, and have not had any kind of improvements, enhancements done to my computer whatsoever. in other words, my computer is the same as when I got it last year in terms of ha... Read more

A:Is downgrading of BIOS safe? How do you know if down or upgrade of BIOS is successful

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hi there, i am fixing a friends old computer and the hdd was stuffed so i got a new maxtor diamondmax 9 for it. although once installing it i found out that it would only run in udma2 mode (checked it in another computer and it ran at full udma6)
so i suspect that the current bios cannot support udma5 or 6, so i am looking for a bios upgrade for it.
the bios string is 6A69RPRDC-00, the number on the actual motherboard is 35-C960-00-05
thanks for any help, i am really hoping i can make this board work at udma5 at least and not have to settle for udma2.
thanks again
-Moltenz

ps. i just found this
AM-960
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
at http://www.plasma-online.de/english/identify/serial/mainboard/mb_aristo.html
if that is any help.
 

A:help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00

WOW..............

Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)

I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).

You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
Try WWW.driverguide,com

You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.

otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help
 

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

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

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

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

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Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-... UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP upgrade to 1.09. I wonder why I cannot upgrade my BIOS, anyone could help, many thanks.

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Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows, the BIOS version is UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP has already upgraded to 1.09 Anyone could help? Many thanks.

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Hello all,

Just thought I would mention this as it is the second machine I have bolloxed now due to doing a bios upgrade.
A while ago I did a bios upgrade on a desktop machine and after doing it got a BSOD and windows would not boot. Had to format and do a fresh install to get over it.
This time round I did a bios upgrade on my laptop so that I could put a T9500 processor into it and got the same problem.

Bit of a pig this one though as I have 3 weeks of non backed up emails I will lose amongst other things.

It seems that if you do a bios upgrade windows 7 see's it as a different machine and just errors out without trying to load. There seems to be nothing you can do to recover from it.
Only option I have it to install another oppperating system on it and then see if I can downgrade bios. See if that will work.

Just be aware of this as not something that will show to often as not to common to have to upgrade bios. Hope this helps someone.

A:Try not to do a bios upgrade when using Windows 7

Flashing a motherboard bios under windows with a non-beta/rc OS is already risky, so flashing a motherboard bios on a beta OS is....

If you have another computer, download hard drive manager from paragon and make a bootable CD or USB with it then boot your computer from it. There's an utility to restore the boot and if that doesn't work, in the partion manager there's another option to browse and copy files that are on the unbootable HDD.

You're lucky it didn't mess up your bios and it, apparently, only affected your MBR.

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Hello,I will be replacing my hard drive on my HP/Compaq Laptop, and after looking at the HP support site, I have some questions. The p/n is: KE718AV1) Once I install the new hard drive, I want to do a fresh install of Windows 7 x64. Will all I have to do is boot the computer with windows 7 x64 iso on USB drive inserted, or will I need to update the BIOS, and/or make some other software/firmware change?2) Once I have Windows 7 x64 installed on the new drive without issue(s), could/should I attempt to upgrade to Windows 10?I thank you in advance for your help,Mike

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Hello, I have recently upgrade my HP 8300 Small Form Factor Desktop from WIndows 7 to Window 10. I need to access my system in BIOS and  have  had trouble do so. I need to acces my system BIOS in order to enable Intel VT-x so I can create a Virtual Ubuntu 12.04.5 using VMWare Workstation. Here Is what I Know: -My system does not have UEFI settings when I restart the computer while holding shift then go to "Trouble Shooting > Advance Options.- Pressing Keys like esc, F1, F2,F9 - F12 do not take me to the BIOS. Instead they take me to the following menu;------Esc: Start Up Menu------F2: HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI------F9: Please Select Boot Device Menu------F10:  Hewlett - Packard Computer Set Up------F11: System Recovery-My BIOS mode is Legacy according to my system info application.- I have an Intel Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU running at 3.4 GHz  My questions are:1. What course of action should I take to access MY BIOS to enable Intel VT-x?2. I'm considering flashing the system BIOS due to the Legacy BIOS mode.  Am I wrong?3. Is there any other way to enable Intel VT-x without accessing BIOS? If anyone can help I will greatly appreciated. Thank You!     

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Hi all,I want to upgrade my computer to Windows 10 Pro, however I heard that in order to do that you need the bios passsword. Is this true? And if so can I update without the bios password? I do not know the password but still need to upgrade. PC: Lenovo Yoga 12 ThinkPad

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Will there be a bios update for N5110  model?
My laptop is not yet 4 years old and older laptops we have can be updated.
I will not be buying another Dell product if I can not even update this one to W10.

A:BIOS not supported for Windows 10 upgrade ??

MUKESHCS033,
Unfortunately, there will not be any other driver or bios updates for this computer.

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Does anyone have experience using the Windows 10 Pro upgrade disc that comes with this desktop?
www.dell.com/.../pd
I ordered this specific model a week ago I'm now sitting here using it as I type this. I popped the included disc in, rebooted, and then hit F12 to boot from the disc. The disc ran and I attempted to select the option to install Windows 10 and keep my files that are on the drive. It told me the drive is locked so it can't install. So instead I then tried another option which was to wipe the entire drive clean and install Windows 10. That didn't work either because there was a "partition missing". There is an astonishingly low amount of search results related to my problem on the internet. So I was hoping someone here had some experience or advice to offer me.

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upgraded to win 10, ser no CNU1423QVS (or5?)cannot see a bios upgrade  suitable??

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Hello, A costomer gave us the laptop  because he got a blue screen after the windows 10 upgrade.We found that the bios was outdated and wanted to upgrade the bios. with the .exe from the website. the program says it cannot find the bios.and the .iso does not work from startup. It just jams.the serie number for the laptop is: PK1N5CE please help.

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I flash last BIOS O27KT10A and upgrade from W8,1 to Windows 10 (build 10586) successfully.No problem system works perfect. Sorry for my englisch

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Hi,
I bought a laptop from Cyberpower 2 months ago and it has been freezing up when I start it up after being shut down. I got this error message:Consider BIOS upgrade

Microsoft is unable to determine the exact cause of this error. However, this problem was most likely caused by an error in your computer’s random access memory (RAM). RAM is the main internal storage area the computer uses to run programs and store data.

During the crash analysis, we noticed the basic input/output (BIOS) system version on this computer does not match the specifications for the central processing unit (CPU), also known as a processor, that is installed on your computer. This can occur when a newer processor is installed on an older system board or older BIOS. Using a BIOS that does not support the installed processor can result in Windows system crashes. Contact your computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer for an updated version of BIOS for your computer's processor.

Additional information

Important: Upgrading the BIOS version may require moderate to advanced troubleshooting skills. If you are uncomfortable with performing these steps, you might want to consider consulting with paid technical support.

If your computer contains an Intel processor, you can use special utilities to identify your specific processor. Click the following link to go online for more information:

Intel Processor Identification Utility

List of BIOS Manufacturers

For a list of BIOS manufa... Read more

A:Microsoft Windows Error-Consider BIOS upgrade?

I cannot get any answer or email response at all from Cyberpower about this and I don't know what to do. Their claim of 24/7 customer service is a joke!
Is this anything I need to worry about?
My laptop is only 2 months old, so can it need updating already?
 

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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

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Please help me to update the BIOS im having the  LENOVO 5VKT07AUS version, it date is 9/1/2009, please help me to update the bios, and my system serial number is xxxxxxxxxx , and i need to upgrade the ram to 6gb, im now having [email protected], please help me to choose the RAM also. please help me in these two things. 
 
Thank You in ADVANCE.
 
 
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A:My H22010028 needs bios upgrade and RAM Upgrade

hey kameshss,for updating the bios go to >>http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=746114download the proper Chipset driver and install it.As for upgrading the RAM, I suggest calling our Tech Support via the number listed in the link below >>http://www.lenovo.com/contact/in/en/




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I upgraded my BIOS to 5CKT77US not long ago and my understanding is that I can go up to 16GB RAM now; can anyone confirm this for me before I spend the money and have it not work? I'm currently running 8GB PC-8500/533. Thanks!

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Hi everyone, I upgraded my T61 with the Middleton BIOS Dual-IDA_SATA II_Whitelist_SLIC21_Thermal_Sensing_Error_ThinkPad_T61_T61p_BIOS_(2.29-1.08) and all went well until booting into Windows 10.  I receive an " IRQL Not Less or Equal"  error. System then reboots and I get a screen saying Preparing Automatic Repair and just locks up. Can anyone guide me in the right direction to repair this issue? Thanks.  T61 , Type 7662Windows 10 32-bit OS 

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hi. i would like to flash my bios and i have looked every where i can think of to get an upgrade. can someone help me out the following are the details. my award bios string is 2A59CPAC-00 and my chipset is intel triton-fx. thanx
 

A:{Moved to Windows Hardware Forum} - BIOS upgrade

You wouldn't happen to know the make/model of the Motherboard?

If not, you can check the FCC ID number, there's a database (whose location eludes me at the moment. It's early) that you can run it against to find out what it is.

that would make it much easier to find yourself a bios upgrade.

-M
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It is easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission.

Linux: The Ultimate NT Service Pack
 

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Morning All I ahve a Revo RL70 that I want to use for a HTPC, I have only just reliased its runnign a Linux BIOS (Ver P01-A1L 12/08/2011). I am trying to reflash this to a Windows BIOS but it keeps failing.Tried P01.A2 and P11.A2 both fail. P01.A2 fails with: ROM File ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID.Existing BIOS ROMID is A45SL016ROMID for upgrade file is B66A1018 P11.A2 fails with: 3 - Error: ROM file size does not matcg existing BIOS sizeExisting BIOS ROMID is A45SL016ROMID for upgrade file is C76A1 I am running the upgrade using the AFUWINx64 utility in Windows 8 through an elevated command window. Many thanks for any advice or assistance offered.

A:Revo RL70 - BIOS upgrade/changes Linux-->Windows

you can't cross flash BIOS versions since the Linux version doesn't have windows product key embeeded on the BIOS.

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Morning All I ahve a Revo RL70 that I want to use for a HTPC, I have only just reliased its runnign a Linux BIOS (Ver P01-A1L 12/08/2011). I am trying to reflash this to a Windows BIOS but it keeps failing.Tried P01.A2 and P11.A2 both fail. P01.A2 fails with: ROM File ROMID is not compatible with existing BIOS ROMID.Existing BIOS ROMID is A45SL016ROMID for upgrade file is B66A1018 P11.A2 fails with: 3 - Error: ROM file size does not matcg existing BIOS sizeExisting BIOS ROMID is A45SL016ROMID for upgrade file is C76A1 I am running the upgrade using the AFUWINx64 utility in Windows 8 through an elevated command window. Many thanks for any advice or assistance offered.

A:Revo RL70 - BIOS upgrade/changes Linux-->Windows

you can't cross flash BIOS versions since the Linux version doesn't have windows product key embeeded on the BIOS.

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That's "oops" as in, Oops, when I upgraded my Aspire Z1620-UR31P (Windows 7) and Aspire E1-732-4651 (Windows 8.1) to Windows 10 I failed to notice the important Acer Community asterisk: "Please make sure to upgrade the BIOS before upgrade to Windows 10." Due to installation problems -- especially with the Windows 7 unit -- I was forced into clean installs for both machines. So, as discussed on this forum, when you do a Windows 10 clean install a product key already resides on the BIOS and is read from BIOS by Windows 10 installation and authenticated at first web connection. Given such a Digital Entitlement setup I assume it is too late to follow the BIOS upgrade alert because I will lose Windows 10 activation. Am I correct?At this time both machines run smoothly with Windows 10 but unlike the E1 the Z1620 repeatedly fails to accept the first major Windows 10 update: "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home, Version 1511, 10586." At two-thirds into update comes a blue screen hangup requiring a hard shutdown, failure to automatically restore the update, and finally automatic restoration of the earlier Windows 10 build after the message: "Windows 10 Update Error 0xC1900101-0x40017. The Installation failed in SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during BOOT operation."











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A:Oops! Aspire Z1620-UR31P BIOS Upgrade - Windows 10

You should be able to do the BIOS upgrade even though that first release of Windows 10 is already installed. The Windows key will remain during the BIOS upgrade. How much space do you have on the C drive? It's possible the 1511 upgrade is failing with an out of space error... They're pretty cryptic with the error codes.

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That's "oops" as in, Oops, when I upgraded my Aspire Z1620-UR31P (Windows 7) and Aspire E1-732-4651 (Windows 8.1) to Windows 10 I failed to notice the important Acer Community asterisk: "Please make sure to upgrade the BIOS before upgrade to Windows 10." Due to installation problems -- especially with the Windows 7 unit -- I was forced into clean installs for both machines. So, as discussed on this forum, when you do a Windows 10 clean install a product key already resides on the BIOS and is read from BIOS by Windows 10 installation and authenticated at first web connection. Given such a Digital Entitlement setup I assume it is too late to follow the BIOS upgrade alert because I will lose Windows 10 activation. Am I correct?At this time both machines run smoothly with Windows 10 but unlike the E1 the Z1620 repeatedly fails to accept the first major Windows 10 update: "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home, Version 1511, 10586." At two-thirds into update comes a blue screen hangup requiring a hard shutdown, failure to automatically restore the update, and finally automatic restoration of the earlier Windows 10 build after the message: "Windows 10 Update Error 0xC1900101-0x40017. The Installation failed in SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during BOOT operation."

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We can say, without hesitation, that every headache weve ever had upgrading a modern computer to a new operating system has been the direct result of our own haste and failure to follow good upgrade practices.
RELATED
The Windows 10 FAQ: Everything You Need to Know
For the most part modern operating systems are largely fool proof. Aside from driver issues here or there, wrangling with old hardware, or other unforeseen problems the vast majority of consumers will enjoy a pretty smooth experience. The biggest problems typically crop up, however, when consumers fail to perform some basic house keeping before they upgrade.
Whether youre excited about Windows 10 or dragging your feet, its important to perform some basic steps before the upgrade process to ensure that your files (and sanity) are safe. Its worth noting that the focus of this article is on what you should do before you upgrade. If you have general questions about Windows 10, be sure to check out our article The Windows 10 FAQ: Everything You Need to Know.
Lets take a look at our start-to-finish checklist for a headache free upgrade process.

Nice little article for those who are wondering what they should do before upgrading to Windows 10. To this I would add: disconnect any SATA devices that doesn't contain the main Windows partition, unplug every peripherals except your mouse, keyboard, monitor and Ethernet cable, make sure your USB devices are connected in USB 2.0 ports directly on the motherboard, check your part... Read more

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Ok, here's my problem. Sorrry if it's a bit long.

I recently had major issues with my computer. I found out through trial and error that there was a hardware issue. i just changed my motherboard and RAM to work through this, and the computer returned to semi-working order. I also scanned the Hard Drive for viruses from a friends PC. The computer worked, but ran extremely slow, with the CPU usage spiking high. Through process Explorer, I discovered that there were two issues, one a driver problem, and an overheating CPU (running near 90 c). I tried to update my drivers, to get back to some semblance of usablility, and in my wisdom (read: stupidity) I updated the BIOS, and essentially all the built-in drivers for my motherboard at once before a restart. Now, it runs quickly, up to the point where it automatically shuts down. This occurs during the windows load screen. When I attempt to boot from a CD, I get a GPF. Any ideas? (hardware to come next post)

A:Windows won't Start after Driver/Bios update

(sorry for the double post but as my PC is out, this is on a PS3 browser, which limits post size)

The Hardware I have is as follows:
Windows XP SP3
Intel Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz
Foxconn G9657MA-8KS2H Motherboard
2 GB A DATA RAM (DDR2 800)
ECS GeForce 8600 512 VRAM (Drivers to date before this SNAFU)

Drivers were updated using Foxconns FOX update utility

Please help me if you can.

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Hi,
I have a new XPS 13 (Service tag 64K2KC2 ePSA Build 4304.07) that I have only had since the 16th of this month.
All has been fine until a couple of hours ago. A Dell message popped on the lower right hand corner to of the screen to tell me there was a Dell bios update. I selected to install the bios update and now the laptop will not boot.
I get the Dell logo and then a plain blue screen. 
Any ideas how to recover the system?

Thanks,

Richard

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I have a Dell Studio 540s desktop purchased in 2008 which originally had Windows Vista, 32-bit OS factory installed.  I have since upgraded to Windows 7, 32-bit and when I recently attempted to update the BIOS after an error prompt, I found that Dell only provides updated drivers for Windows 7, 64-bit OS.  Is there any way of updating my BIOS, the last version being 2009?  

A:Dell Studio 540s desktop BIOS update for Windows 7, 32-bit OS.

From the Bios file page =

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Hello and Thanks in Advance.

I am experiencing BSOD crashes and a buggy driver could be the culprit. Dell recommends updating the BIOS prior to the drivers.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/982135-learned-source-problem-bsod-but.html

I checked Dell's website and the current BIOS for my machine is A08 and my system at present is A05, so maybe this should be done anyway.

The BIOS update is just a .exe file.and its description is "Dell Computer Flash BIOS Upgrade."

I am afraid to run the BIOS update in "normal mode" because of these persistent crashes. Who knows what state my computer will be in if it crashes/freezes during a BIOS update.

My computer runs fine in "Safe Mode." Would it be OK to update my BIOS through Safe Mode so that I don't have to worry about my computer crashing in the middle of the update? Does the computer care if this is done through safe or normal mode? Should I log in as an administrator to do this also?

If anyone has any advice, I am all ears. Thanks!

Chris
 

A:Is it OK to run the Dell update BIOS application in Windows Safe Mode?

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I replaced the hard drive in my Dell Dimension E521, with a new 320GB (non Dell Specific) WD unit, and loaded Windows 7 Pro (again, non Dell specific version). The old hard drive was bad.

I downloaded the 1.1.11 BIOS update (http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDeta...) to a bootable USB flash drive. When I boot the computer off of the flash drive, it comes up with the C: thing and does nothing else.

Am I supposed to type something in there, to get it to update the BIOS or access the file on the flash drive?

I'm kind of new to this stuff, but learning...

I want to update the BIOS, to be able to install the AMD Athlon 64 X 2 6000+ processor. The current version is 1.1.6.

Thanks in advance for any advice...

Rich

A:Dell E521 Bios Update Question with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

i believe you are suppose to run the bios update program from within windows. So when you have windows running; try running the bios update there.

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I'm trying to augment the HP USB 3-in-1 diagnostic tool, which also includes the ability to update the BIOS on any machine.  I've figured out that the .BIN file is the BIOS update file and to put it in the \Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\New folder to allow machines to be updated.  However, when I tried to update a HP EliteBook 8540w, it didn't work, giving me an error message of "Signature file not found." Since I'm able to update other HP systems (dc7800, EliteDesk 800 G1, ProDesk 600 G1, etc.) by putting just the .BIN file on the USB drive and selecting the update BIOS option from the BIOS, I figure it would also work using the HP 3-in-1 diagnostic tool.  Apparently, the 3-in-1 tool uses some form of CRC check to validate the BIOS file first.  The problem is, I don't know for which file the tool is looking, so I'm stuck. Does anyone know the file structure of the BIOS section of the 3-in-1 diagnostic tool?  I need to know what files need to be put in what locations in order for the BIOS update function to work correctly.  Any help which is provided is greatly appreciated. Thanks,Timothy

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I did a new install of Windows 7 last year when Microsoft discontinued support of Windows XP.  This year I used the free upgrade to Windows 10
I have an OPTI Plex 755 which is  probably 5 years old. I've upgraded to Windows 10
Dell System Detect does not execute after the Windows 10 install.  I printed out the Error Summary.  It began:
Activation of C:\Users\Paulette|AppData\Rjoaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Dell\Dell System Detect.appref-ms| resulted in exception.  Following failure messages were detected:
+the deployment identity does not match the subscription.
There is more.  Does anyone have an idea what the problem maybe and how I can regain use of my cd/dvd?

A:OptiFlex 755 Upgrade to Windows 10-No Dell System Detect or cd/dvd driver

According to your Dell Product Support page, Dell doesn't list your system as a window 10 upgrade nor Dell list any drivers for window 10 as well. Please click on the link below and see for yourself.
www.dell.com/.../advanced

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Unable to update my graphics drivers. HP doesn't have an update because my Compac is outdated.

My graphic card was VIA km400 8bits. Please help me.

Chris

A:Windows 7 upgrade from XP ... Cannot update graphics driver

Hello Chris, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I just don't see any Windows 7 drivers available for the VIA KM400.

Other than using the generic drivers, it may be time to upgrade to a more up to date graphics card.

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Hello, guys...
Is there such program which decodes or reset the bios password of a Laptop
My laptop in an old Acer Aspire 4715z

I've tried removing the CMOS
But found no jumper. I was suprised that after resetting the CMOS only the Date and Time reset.

I'll be waiting for your replies..
Thanks.

A:BIOS Decoder or BIOS password reset tool

I am sorry, but we cannot help youPer forum rulesNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

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Hi I have a problem. I never upgraded my bios before I checked the compaq site and don't see any updates. I ran the program called everest and it told me to upgrade my bios because it was outdated. I don't know what to do because I ran various programs and they show that my bios is unknown.

My computer is randomly freezing that is why im am trying to update bios, i dont think it has to do with overheating or psu problems or ram issues. I think it is with my bios.
Compaq 5002US
Windows XP PRO
AMD Duron Processor 801 MHz
192 mb ram
8 mb nvidia vanta lt graphics card
 

A:Bios upgrade

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I'm upgrading the CPU but must also upgrade the BIOS. Am I correct in that it is necessary to upgrade the BIOS prior to upgrading the CPU?
Thanks.
 

A:bios upgrade

You probably will have to update your BIOS.

I had a older Gigabyte board a couple of years ago that would not work with my newer CPU (Duron 1300), but it did after the BIOS was updated. BTW, the reason given by Gigabyte for the BIOS upgrade was to work with that CPU.

But, someone else may have a different experience.
 

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I am considering a bios upgrade from E support. The reason I want a BIOS upgrade is to hopefully gain control of the bios so I can overclock a bit. Does anyone know if a BIOS upgrade from E support will actually unlock the currently locked BIOS on my HP a500n ????
 

A:bios upgrade

I don't know but I do know that an HP by design isn't designed for overclocking or upgrading. Not only is the BIOS severely lacking but the components are sub standard when it comes to this area. You would need to upgrade your cooling for the CPU and case, and case cooling is sometimes hard to do with an HP case. The RAM might also not be able to cope with running at a higher frequency even if the CPU can.

Will the eSupport BIOS reveal hidden settings is something I don't know.
 

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I have a "P41 845PE 2AA3" mother board with phonex award bios v6 and I am trying to upgrade the BIOS. I know i need Flash utility and the upgrade software. Does anybody know where i can find these 2 items.

thanx
 

A:bios upgrade

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Hi guys,

I was just checking driver downloads from the ASUS website to see if there were any updates.

Upon running Speccy, I found out I have BIOS 212. There is a BIOS 223 available. Following is the changelog from my current BIOS version to the latest:

BIOS 223
1.Fix system may hang if press power button immediately after plugging AC in.
2.Fix OS led not light after resume from deep S3.

BIOS 219
Support i3-2370

BIOS 218
Firmware Change

BIOS 213
Support new CPU i7-2670

BIOS 212 (CURRENT)
Optimize Asmedia USB3

I have not performed a BIOS update before, because it required floppy disks back in the day and it could be quite the process, so I stayed away from it.

My driver CD came with a "Windows BIOS Flash Utility V2.31.1", which should allow a more convenient updating of the BIOS while in the Windows environment.

So far, things appear to be fine, eventhough my BIOS is quite outdated.

Would you suggest to proceed with the update or should I leave it be? Why so?

Advice is much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Should I upgrade my BIOS?

The BIOS should not be updated unless the update addresses a specific problem you are having. If the update fails, which can happen even if you do everything right, your system may be unbootable. Recovery from that often requires physical replacement of the BIOS chip.

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Ive bought Leadtek GF4 Ti4200 128ram
Ive seen on their site theres BIOS upgrade for it without manual of fixed problems. I havent noticed any problem, and jet, i havent ever seen BIOS for vga... Your opinion: should i update bios on "blind" or?
 

A:VGA BIOS upgrade?

If you dig a little in these forums, you'll find my sad story about flashing VGA BIOS..
 

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hello, i was wondering if some one could tell me if i need an bios upgrade..

i read something that some bios only support 147gb of hard drive space, i have just installed a new 160gb hd and have added my old one to make 75gb of extra storage..

i used the bios agent, i dont know if i should send it to esupport, or call them.. heres what it says:

Program: eSupport.com BIOS Agent Version 3.55
BIOS Date: 08/28/01
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
BIOS ID: 08/28/2001-I845 -P4B
OEM Sign-On: 3.05
Chipset: Intel 1A30 rev 3
Superio: NSC 366 rev 10 found at port 2Eh
OS: WinXP SP2
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 1600 Mhz MAX: 2400 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: No
BIOS ROM Size: 512K
Memory Installed: 1024 MB
Memory Maximum: 3072 MB
Memory Slot 01: 512 MB
Memory Slot 02: 256 MB
Memory Slot 03: 256 MB

any help would be great.

thanks-
 

A:Do i need a bios upgrade?

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i have a Asus P5S-VM mobo and i want to upgrade my Intel Celeron D to an Intel Pentium 4 but im having trouble understanding what bios version i have.

ive looked for the motherboard revision number which is 1.02 but dont know which version that means 1020 or the earlier 1002 version. the cpus ive identified work only with the 1007+ version. i want to install the new cpu without having to update the bios

any help is much appreciated
 

A:Bios Upgrade

Try entering your BIOS(tapping delete or some other "setup" or "bios" button on startup), and check the version there.
 

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I've run across posts on BIOS upgrades to fix various hardware knocks; my question: Must I have a particular problem in order to benefit from such a process or is the old saw 'if it ain't broke...' in effect? (Whatever the viewpoint, I understand this isn't something a novice should toy with.)
 

A:Why upgrade BIOS

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I want to check whether or not my BIOS is as up to date as it can be. My pc ic a Compaq Workstation AP550, so it is fairly old. Can anyone tell me how to check whether it is up to date & any other technical information I need to find out about it & where to find that information
 

A:Upgrade BIOS

Firstly, unless there is a hardware issue that requires an upgrade, and for which the manufacturer has identified and issued a fix for that particular issue, it will not deliver any benefit.

The failure rate of BIOS flashes is several %, and in your case would economically destroy the motherboard. I would only do it to address a known issue that actually affected me. It's not a recreational activity.

Any update would be on the HP site, as they acquired Compaq.
 

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My computer has a ASUS K8V SE Delux Mobo in it and the BIOS version is 1001.005
I was looking at the ASUS Website and the current BIOS version is 1007. Is there a reason I should upgrade to the current bios and if so, how would I do it? It seems that for Bios before 1003 one needs to use something called afudos not "flash" I have NO floppy on my computer but have a second hard drive, ability to use a key drive or a cd. Any help appreciated. Im running XP home THANKS!
 

A:Bios Upgrade??? Yes or No? How?

Do you have any problems that a BIOS upgrade will cure? If the answer is no, so is my answer to your question. You should only do a BIOS upgrade if you are addressing a specific issue, since a bad FLASH can leave you with a doorstop for a computer.
 

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I know I need one,

Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
System BIOS Date 10/31/02
CPU Type AMD Duron, 1111 MHz (11 x 101)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7VAX

Do I need one? If so what do I do when I get one?
 

A:BIOS upgrade

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I'm trying to upgrade my Bios on my laptop.  Currently have F.08, trying to install F.10.  Have downloaded the update file on 3 different computers, via normal download and via HP Support Center, but keep coming into the same problem.  Upon getting to the screen to choose what I want to do, all 3 options are greyed out along with the "next" option, so I cannot upgrade the bios (expected when on other systems), but I also cannot copy the bios file nor create a bootable flash image (which is what I want to do).  Is there any way to actually get the updated Bios to work?

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Hi all,
I have a HP pavilion 6404 (PIII 550, 128M, 10G HDD), been running win98 and recently upgraded to xp. the system is hanging on the windows welcome screen. I have loaded the OS twice with same prob. been told that I may need to upgrade the bios of the motherboard. the m/board has got written P2B-VE (ASUS AS97-127F). went to hp website and downloaded the little program to flash the bios, but stops and display a message saying "cannot flash when memory agents (eg HIMEM) are present".
AM I missing something? or is there anything I should be doing differently?
Any help will be appreciated
Thanks in advance
SE
 

A:Bios upgrade

Bios updates should be done from pure dos ie no memory managers, config.sys, autoexec.bat, etc running. Go to bootdisk.com and download the disk they have just for flashing a bios.
 

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I want to know the latest BIOS for my model.













Solved!

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A:BIOS Upgrade

F.26 http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp66501-67000/sp66805.exe

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I would like to upgrade my bios but I'm a bit confused. Are these upgrades available for free download? I inquired with one company and they said it was $60. That seems a bit steep to me. Then someone else told me bios upgrades are free just like drivers. Can someone explain this to me please?
 

A:Bios Upgrade

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Hi Everybody! I want to know the latest BIOS for my model. Best, Foxdie

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I am trying to flash my mobos bios due to an issue. (hope this fixes my problem)
Windows 2000 stopped loading.
The motherboard is fine as I have tested another hdd with it.
The hdd is fine as I have tested it with another mobo.
The memory is ok which I have also tested it with another module.

My specs are:
Nec 3550A
Wd Caviar 30gb wd300
ga-8vt800
rage 128pro ultra
don't think power supply matters
cpu 2.4 cely

I am wanting to flash the newest bios due to this issue.
The problem just happend all of a sudden and stopped loading windows.
I have installed windows 2000 with another mobo and the same hard drivwe but that not seem to work.

Ive tested this mobo,hdd with other components (they work fine)

I am trying to reinstall windows but I can't due to ntdetect failed
and
\winnt\system32\config\systemced
and file \i386\biosinfo.inf failed to upload set up cannot continue

Ive tried setting the jumpers in diffrent places but it just gives me
I\0 0000000 errors.

Any suggestions would help.
Anything at this moment
So this is why I want to upgrade my bios hopefully this will fix my issue...
Thanks appreciate
 

A:Bios Upgrade

Hells3000 said:



I am trying to flash my mobos bios due to an issue.

The motherboard is fine as I have tested another hdd with it.Click to expand...

So why do you want to Flash the BIOS





Hells3000 said:



The hdd is fine as I have tested it with another mobo.Click to expand...

Whats the HD got to do with the Mobo being supposed faulty





Hells3000 said:



The memory is ok which I have also tested it with another module.Click to expand...

How does testing the memory with another module prove the memory is OK, or do you mean you put another stick in and it worked





Hells3000 said:



I am wanting to flash the newest bios due to this issue.Click to expand...

Im still trying to work out what your issue is





Hells3000 said:



The problem just happend all of a sudden and stopped loading windows.
I have installed windows 2000 with another mobo and the same hard drivwe but that not seem to work.Click to expand...

What ??





Hells3000 said:



Ive tested this mobo,hdd with other components (they work fine)Click to expand...

SO again I ask, what is the problem





Hells3000 said:



I am trying to reinstall windows but I can't due to ntdetect failed and \winnt\system32\config\systemced and file \i386\biosinfo.inf failed to upload set up cannot continue

Ive tried setting the jumpers in diffrent places but... Read more

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my computer keeps crashing when ipods or pen drives are inserted windows says i need a Bios upgrade but i dont know what this is could someone please help
 

A:BIOS Upgrade

we'll need to find out what kind of comp you have first. is it a dell, hp, ect. if it's not a manufactured pc then you'll need to find out what kind of mother board you have

if it's a manufactured pc, what make and model IE ( dell dimension 4400, compaq persario 1100,)

thanks
 

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Hi guys,
Here's the deal, my machine freezes regularyl for no real reason, no blue screen, doesn't matter, can be screensaver, or browsing, or just sitting. Occasionally with the send error report it takes me to microsoft and suggests a Bios Upgrade. I have not installed any new hardware in quite some time. The 3 things I believe it might be is the video card, GeForce 5200, overheating, or the Bios.
so,,,the drivers seem good for the video, according to driveragent, i could tell you if it overheats, sooo, here's my Bios string, I cannot find an update for it:

An AMIBIOS ID String Was Detected:
62-0801-001131-00101111-040201-SiS65X
- ---- ------ ------
| | | |
| | | Chipset/BIOS Info
| | BIOS Build Date
| Manufacturer ID
BIOS ROM Information
AMIBIOS ROM Size: 256 KB
BIOS Build Date: Apr 02 2001
Motherboard Manufacturer Code Detected: 1131 - ELITGROUP
Please Consults ELITGROUP for support

AMIBIOS Build Tag: M935D
AMIBIOS Project ID: M935D Not listed in TAG.DAT file

For more information on upgrading your BIOS go to http://www.ami.com/support/bios.cfm?refer=mbid
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SMBIOS info:
Manufacturer : ECS
Product Name : M935D
Version : 2.0
Serial Number: 00000000

----------------------------------------------
Here's some more info:... Read more

A:Bios Upgrade Help

That is an ECS Motherboard Model M935D with a SIS 650 Rev. 128 chipset. you need to go to the ECS website and the support\downloads section to see if there is a newer bios available for it.
 

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just followed recommended bios upgrade now windows 10 wont work. keep getting cyclic messages: 'WDF_VIOLATION' and 'Inaccessable_boot_device'. Have tried every permutation in start up options, though I am no expert in these matters.Some guidance would be appreciated. The computer is not connected to the internet.

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My cpu is an oem and so is my motherboard.I have an emachines t3612
with and intel celeron d 3.46 533mhz 512cache,i want to upgrade the cpu to the intel core duo E4700 2.6gb 800 mhz 2mb cache heres my prob.My board is an emachines which is owned by gateway.The board number is intel d945gccrg1 and the revision is 300.
On the intel site it lists an intel 945gccr but no d945gccrg1.I called intel and at the time they did not know I bought my board from emachines when i read them the board number they gave me the detailed specs of my board and upgrades i could do for my cpu.When i told them it was an oem emachines motherboard they said they could not be sure the processors my board supports would work because gateway tweeks the board once they buy it.On the gateway site is my board exactly posted
as http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/4006181R/4006181Rmv.shtml
this is the board posted on intel
http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d945gccr/
if i upgrade the cpu i have to have minimum bios of CR94510J.86A
my current bios are CR94510J.15A.1007.2007.0216.1519 which is an outdated gateway bios that i never upgraded because i never seen the need.I have already maxed out my ram to 2.0 gb and have a high end mid grade xfx geforce 8500gt soon to go to 8600 as i see that to a 9600 is not worth the upgrade plus i will be getting a gaming sound card also but right now i want to upgrade my cpu and am not sure if i put the bios in before dropping the cores in place and... Read more

A:Cpu and Bios Upgrade

I went ahead and flashed the bios myself.The intel bios took considering this was an intel manufactured board in the first place.With the bios upgraded I can now go ahead and drop the new processor and everything will work fine.

Note to viewers: Always make sure a processor is compatible with your board before installing it.The board must have already installed the appropiate bios.If you have an oem system like emachines or any other
namebrand make sure you either have the appropiate oem bios for the new processor...In my case emachines was not willing to help *** me in this process saying putting new bios on my computer would ruin the board...with being able to upgrade the bios and processor you no longer need the company so there not quick to assist.Considering bios upgrades to the board from the manufatcurer of the board is risky,
if the oem alters the board in certain ways the bios may not take which
can ruin your board...so before installing new bios be sure to create a bios recovery disc or floppy and make sure your familiar with the syntax that will need to be reentered if you get the blue screen of death.In my case my board was an intel d945gccr intel purchased from gateway.
On the board the new number was d945gccrg1.Only the g and the 1 were different which ws on the sticker on the board not on the actual board.I was able to locate the most recent bios for the board by visiting intel.The first two letters of the bios gave me the courage to upgrade the bios.The bios ... Read more

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I enabled the on board USB support, installed a printer(usb). the printer prints terrible and locks up the system. The on board sound card stopped working.
I unistalled the printer, disabled the USB support and the sound is back. I think I need to upgrade the bios.
I found the file but can't be sure of the correct utility.
Should I upgrade?
can you help me pick the correct utility?
61-0222-000747-0010111-071595-m747, AMIBIOS tag M747 v5.0
Slot 1/socket 370, 333mhz celeron
Windows 98se
Discontinued board
I have searched the PCchips web site, the winsbios web site and the AMI web site.
I found the upgrade on the PCCHIPS website under discontinued.
Thanks
 

A:bios upgrade?

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hi all, just wondering if can anyone help i have just bought a seagate 300gb hdd to connect to my foxconn 761gxk8mb-rs mobo 64bit running vista ultimate 64 bit. but the bios will not recognise the hdd.current bios is phoenix award v6.00pg.

spent hours today on the net but unable to find upgrade or flash.

any help or suggestions please. thanks in advance.
 

A:Bios upgrade

First, be sure you have a Windows XP Service Pack 2 install, as anything less will be trouble. Windows XP with no Service Pack will NOT allow changes in hard drive size. Windows XP with Service Pack 1 is unreliable.
Is this FoxConn a motherboard independent of any manufacturer?
Dell, HP, and Compaq use some Foxconn boards. If it is in a computer sold under a brand name, the BIOS update will likely be on the website of the computer manufacturer.
Then go here:
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/en-us/support/downloads.aspx
The FoxConn 761GXK8MB-RS or KRS should work.
YOU WILL NEED TO FLASH THE BIOS FROM A FLOPPY DRIVE DISK, IN MY EXPERIENCE. So if you do not have one, install one... even a used one... most repair shops will sell you one for $5.00.
If you have doubts, call FoxConn tech support, as ALL BIOS UPDATES ARE RISKY.
That is a pretty new board, and the lastest BIOS was issued in January of 2008.
 

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hi i just read somewhere recently that if you upgrade the bios on your mother board then that can help with oc'ing. either way i would like to upgrade it or update or w/e. however i do not kno very much about doing this my motherboard is an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium with an Opteron 144 processor the rest of my specs are on my profile sheet. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:BIOS upgrade

You have to download the right bios version. Try here
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

Then extract it to a floppy disk, boot the computer to the floppy and follow the instructions on the screen...Make sure it is the right version or you could ruin your bios.
 

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