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 ?
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... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Compaq-8200-Elit...I 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 v2.29.2 more replies
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]
And apparently I?m ?missing? these Windows Updates:
Q934062 - Important
Q936960 - Important
Q950130 - Critical
Q951550 - Important
Q951944 - Important
Q973923 - Moderate
Question #1: Do I download all 41?? Surely my machine can?t need 41 updates? How do I know which ones to download and install?
Question #2: ... Read more
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.
I am receiving this message when I run sp76205: The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated." SP76205 was just released in June 2016 and I noticed other user are experiencing the same issue with it. Please provide a fix BIOS update or explain how to run this current update...More replies
My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers, I was told to stay away from this.
Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?3 more replies
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.
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.
I have, or had a laptop purchased 9 months ago, therefore under warranty. Yesterday the ThinkVantage System Update recommended a BIOS update. After the traditional recommendations about what should not shut down the computer, the laptop is reset and started with the update.
During execution, displayed on a screen command, a message "ERROR XXXX. Press any key to continue." After press the key the laptop was freezedy was completely blocked. After an hour without seeing response and no sign of life, I decided to turn it off to confirm the disaster. The laptop was dead.
The laptop began to beep and would not start. Before the panic generated by the situation, I searched the forums where I found several cases that refer to the same problem and the insinuation that makes LENOVO about the customer's responsibility to avoid recognizing the warranty.
I was not looking for a BIOS update, it was recommended by ThinkVantage System Update, the software executed it and damage the equipment.
Besides being a damage caused by the ThinkVantage System Update, the situation gets worse when the answer given by support insinuates that the customer turn off the computer, so it is a CID (Customer Induced Damage) and therefore the guarantee does not cover it. I do not understand how LENOVO may imply that the responsibility of the customer. Really disastrous.
In conclusion, if you are not needing to make a BIOS update, it is preferable to omit the BIOS update messages given to ThinkVantage System... Read more
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?More replies
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 22.214.171.124. 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.More replies
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?
Can you check to see what OS version you have? Check in settings > system > OS build. It should show something like 14393.5 or 14393.105 more replies
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
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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?More replies
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. StanleyMore replies
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.
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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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
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.2 more replies
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 youMore replies
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?
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 7.4 more replies
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?
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.9 more replies
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?More replies
Just updated to Windows 10. Why am I having trouble finding a bios update.
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.9 more replies
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.More replies
once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button. once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it. If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?More replies
once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button. once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it. If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?
I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.
Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously
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.More replies
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 126.96.36.199: 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?More replies
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!
Can you provide a screen shot showing the current BIOS version?
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?
Had you try this: http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD9502M10000R01.htm1 more replies
I've downloaded BIOS version P01.B1 for my gateway dx4831-07 from the official site and installed following the instructions.
Installation was successful but now windows locks up at the "starting windows" screen. I can only access on safe mode. I've tried putting the Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Installation disk. Once booted from the DVD it started loading the windows files, and then it locks up again at the windows logo screen.
I did the SF_Diagnostic_Tool I uploaded the rar archive like in the instructions: http://www.sevenforums.com/joinseven...p?do=addmember
Hi JohnyDale, Welcome to Sevenforums.
1. Well since you're getting to the Windows boot menu, your BIOS is recognizing and reading the drive. I think its possible that the BIOS change could require new Windows driver(s) to use, but safe mode should overlook that. Have you tried booting off any other devices and see if you can still access/read the drive?
2. It can be a issue with the BIOS update. The workaround is to change the Boot speed setting in Bios to "normal" instead of the default "fast"
Press and hold the F2 button, then power on the Unit. That should bring up the BIOS, from there you should see a setting under the Advanced tab called boot speed, just set it to normal and you should be able to load windows normaly
3. Try to boot from DVD and do system repair.
If all fails. Do a Clean Install Windows 7, install all the drivers again. That will fix the issue.
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 : 10.0.47.1006
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 : 188.8.131.52- Legacy N15SGT OROM : 184.108.40.206- Legacy RAID OROM : 220.127.116.114- Intel Management Engine (VPro) Update : 10.0.47.1006- Intel Management Engine (Non-VPro) Update... Read more
there is a problem with my display when i turn my laptop to sleep modeand try to wake it up display doesn't come back on some of the solutions are to update bios i can't find a software update on the site it says it updates directl via windows update how to do that i can't find it in device managerMore replies
I can't update to a Windows 8.1 Pro OS disc as I get a system disabled code 84182656 after 3 attempts at putting a dummy code in (I don't know what it is or for that matter why it wants it). So basically I need help with the right code so I can get into the BIOS and then boot from the Windows 8 disc. Thanks for any help.More replies
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!More replies
I am currently running on a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li 2727 and i have no idea how to update the Bios. Please help!!
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 http://ts.fujitsu.com/support/manuals.html
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
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
I know that You must have a very good reason to update Your BIOS, but if I decided I wanted too and went ahead and updated it would I have to do a fresh install of windows 7 afterwards ??
No you wouldn't. But, as you say, there has to be a good reason for updating the Bios and it won't be of any benefit unless there is an existing problem that you are quite certain is going to be fixed with a Bios update. If the update goes wrong it can completely trash your system, so be sure you need to do it before going ahead.
Before I explain my dilemma let me say that I know i have an old cpu and motherboard, but I just need to keep it going for a bit longer.
Bios = Phoenix awards 6/2/2006
My current motherboard is an ecs c51gm-m am2 and the cpu is amd 64 x 2 3800+. I upgraded to Windows 7 and I didn't have any bios problems. According to the ecs documentation on their website the bios only supports up to windows xp amd 64 x 2.
I have an amd 64 x 2 6000+ am2 cpu lying around so I thought I could just swap out the cpu's, but before doing so I needed to update the bios. According to the documentation, the updated bios from 05/03/2008 would recognize the faster cpu. As far as os's were concerned windows 7 was not an option. So that's my dilemma. Am i just sol or is there a way to update the bios for windows 7?
If you must update the BIOS, I would use the DOS updater instead of Windows. see this
How to use flash utility
i was wondering if I can flash my bios with a windows 7 update and still have my windows 10 os?
Question . . . is it really necessary to do the flash? if its just to have the latest BIOS then i wouldn't bother. If it aint broke, don't fix it.
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 http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/migr-70351 , 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 moreMore replies
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?More replies
Hello I would like to ask:I updated my BIOS last night to the latest version. I am on Windows 10, HP Envy x360. I updated it sucessfully and I am not facing any issues as of now. I wasn't facing one before I updated. Everything was going smoothly but I saw in the HP Support Assistant that I have numerous things to update so I clicked it all & updated. When the BIOS finished installing the computer restarted and I continued updating the others (which included the BIOS internal) but in the middle of the update, I stopped it. And it said it's not applicable anymore. I clicked to update again & the other 3 (there was 4 of them including the BIOS internal) updated succesfully. I even contacted support at that same night to let them do the manual update to give me a peace of mind. The technician said I updated it correctly. But what I read on everyp site on the internet that not to update the BIOS. So I am worrying & scared right now because my laptop might encounter problems that weren't there before the update. I am regretting my decision, I am not a techy person and I don't understand the computer world very well yet I decided to update without knowing first what it was. I am very scared of what might happen because of my carelessness.My questions are:1. Will updating the latest version of the BIOS without any problems in the hardware or anything (it was running smoothly, I just recently purchased it) harm the laptop or give problems to the laptop?2. What can I do to... Read moreMore replies
I updated my bios on my windows 7 computer. now its telling me i have one day to actvate windows 7. I try to actvate it online but it doesnt work. and the phone busy.
I have a full copy of windows 7 so it should actvate. this is very depressing
1 more day and i wont have a dvr, gaming system and computer.
i wont even be able watch cable without ceton card working.
Stay on the phone, you'll eventually get through and then just explain what happened and you should be set.2 more replies
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?
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 .
my windows 7 is freezing sometimes. Not very often but it does. (sry for my bad english)
In my BIOS there is an option Installed OS: and there I can only choose between Vista and XP
so I thougth i have to update my bios to fix this.
i can?t find a update for my bios
i have the phoenix secure core bios version1.00.09
Vbios revision is 1.00.08
my motherboard datas are (from everest):
motherboard ID: MVINA001.86C.0000.D.08092518333
I have a laptop from Dimotion (there u can choose the components u want and they built it for u) and so there isn?t download site as it would be for acer laptops and i think i have to find the update for myself
plz help wisely community
Freezing is caused by dust, overheating or failing PSU. Blow out all fans with compressed air. Buy yourself a USB laptop cooler. Boot into the Bios and post the the Temps, Voltages and Fan speeds. You probably don't need a Bios Update.2 more replies
I am trying to update from Windows 10 OS Build 10586.589 to the Anniversary Update but my computer freezes at 1% progress. I have tried everything I can think of including: Unplugging all extra SATA drives except my main SSD, unplugging my wireless network adapter, unplugging all USB devices (even mouse and keyboard), removing old drivers and updating outdated ones, and installing the update through a USB flash drive. It always gets to the same part and freezes until I shutdown my computer and lose no data.
You can see pictures of the frozen screen here: http://imgur.com/a/PseoH.
Reddit thread (Took the guys advice on there): Windows 10 Anniversary Update Freeze : Windows10
Hopefully someone can give me some guidance on how to fix this as I've tried everything I can think of. Thanks!
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8320 (OC)
GPU: EVGA GTX 750 SC OS
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB SSD
Hello,Today I tried to update my notebook from within Windows 10 to the new version 2.37. After the setup finished, it said It'll reboot now. And then the computer shut down, not rebooted. When I then powered it up again, Thinkpad screen stayed on longer than usual, then it rebooted back to Windows. However I noticed then that the BIOS has not been updated, because that only happens during reboot, not shut down. When I checked my version number I noticed that the previous update (to 2.36) has also not been installed, the BIOS was still on 2.34, so I suspect the same thing happend last time too. I could force the update to install by manually rebooting at the end of the setup (without closing the window) but I could imagine that the same thing happened to other people too and they think they have installed the newest version while it's still an old one.More replies
Hi everyone.So I got a pop-up telling me there's a new Lenovo update I'd be required to install. So I followed the instructions, it contained a BIOS update, all fine, I finish the installation and afterwards, everything runs fine except that in the bottom task bar, my battery icon shows an empty battery with the power supply icon. When mouse hovering over it, it tells me "plugged in, not charging". When unplugging the AC, the laptop immediately shuts down. In the energy options, however, it says 100% charged.I searched for this topic and found none with the exact same problem, fixes where I can switch the battery preserve mode on and off only apply to anything up to windows 8.1 whereas I have windows 10 and everyone with windows 10 only seemed to be wondering what the message was without having the problem that it does not load an empty (or perceived as empty) battery.So, as I would like to rely on the battery and not only on constant power supply from time to time...Help please?More replies
Hello. I have W7T04EA 15-bc000ur (shipped with FreeDos), I downloaded BIOS update file sp76810.exe, ran it on another PC with Windows, it created USB flash drive with label HP_TOOSL and "Hewlett-Packard" directory and shown a note that I should insert it into the laptop and boot. I inserted it into laptop, boot, but nothing happened. I tried press Esc and choose system recovery but nothing happened too. What I do wrong? p.s.note that I already installed linux, so I have factory partitions removed from primary drive.More replies
I have an ASUS K55A laptop computer and I bought this particular laptop as a birthday gift earlier this year. This laptop is pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium edition (64-bit version) and it is powered by an Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor at 2.30Ghz. It has 8GB of RAM (DDR3 type RAM) on my system.
Using CPU-Z in my Windows 7 system, I determine that my BIOS update is loaded with this version: K55A.204 (BIOS date 03/13/2012). That BIOS is provided by American Megatrends Inc.
I couldn't remember which particular key that I have to press in order to access the ASUS BIOS during the POST (Power-on-self-test) process.
Anyways, what are your suggestions to this situation? Is it really necessary to update the BIOS for my ASUS K55A laptop?
In order to fully support Windows 8 I suggest you update the BIOS.
Asus has an EZ Flash feature which allows you to update the BIOS from the BIOS...
Guide : ASUS EZ Flash bios update - YouTube
Hello, I hope some one can help me.
I have a compaq v3070tu laptop with Windows XP Pro SP2 32 bit. I was having a problem with the wireless connectivity and while searching for remedies I read that it could be because of an old bios version. I checked the current installed bios on my laptop and it was an f11. The latest version on the hp website was f39, so i downloaded and installed the f39.
While installing it also said that it had backed up the old bios version. After installation the computer shut down, but when i started it again windows xp did not load.
Windows is now not even starting in safe mode. All i get is the initial xp startup screen for 2 seconds after which there is a flash of a blue screen with stuff written that I cannot read, and then the machine restarts.
I have a xp installation cd with which i tried to reinstall xp, but it now says that even the hard disk is not detected and therefore xp cannot be installed. But I went into bios and did a harddisk scan which was completed. So I don't understand how the hard disk is not being detected.
Can someone please tell me how I can get into windows and somehow reinstall the old bios and get things back to normal? There should be a backup somewhere of the bios, since the software said so while installing.
It's really upsetting and I'm cursing myself for uploading the bios.
I hope someone can help me.
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Advanced startup doesn't work, and i can't boot into UEFI or BIOS by pressing esc or any of the f keys.tThis problem started once i upgraded to Windows 10. I went to my product page to find drivers or software updates but there weren't any.More replies
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)
(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.
After just fixing a laptop from my neightbour, all of a sudden my own pc isn't working at all.
There was a big(?) Windows 7 update and I clicked on rebooting. The pc never booted. The screen was staying black, led monitor was orange, nothing. No startup beebs, nothing.
Fans are working though, MB led is green.
I manually restarted the pc several times but I can't even access Bios. NumLock key on the keyboard isn't responding either! I guess a corrupted BIOS?
iCore 3 1156 530
6GB DDR Memory
Crucial SSD M500 240GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Any help is appreciated!
Can you clear the bios by pulling the button battery and then try booting? Some motherboards have dual-bios and you can restore a back up bios if you are lucky
I have a very noisy fan and was advised to update the Bios.After giving all the info etc the only operating system options that came up are Windows 7 and 8. But I haveWindows 10. How can I update Bios on Windows 10 please?More replies
My mum has a windows 8 Samsung DP700A3D and says she switched it on the other day and there was a message to update to windows 8.1 and she could not escape out of this message and had to accept the update. It then began updating and there was a percentage bar showing progress. She can't remember what percentage it was up to but it was taking a while so she left it updating. When she returned (no idea how long she left it) it was in the bios config screen main page.
She tried ESC (quit without saving) but after it went black and the samsung logo came up it then returned to Main page of bios. Also she tried F10 save & exit but again returned to bios. She has tried both theses using F keys and also arrow keys/enter. She swears she touched nothing else.
I have arrived at her house and unplugged a camera cable she had plugged in USB port and then restarted machine but again back at bios. I have checked the disc drive and that is empty. I have also tried removing the USB wifi keyboard & mouse and restarting machine but again back to bios. I have also unplugged power supply and restarted. Also tried F9 setup defaults and then exited but back to bios.
Can anyone help? Very frustrated.
Question? Will the bios boot from a Disc? Is the bios set to boot from Hard Drive. or did some how the bios disable the hard drive?3 more replies
Is there a way to update the BIOS with Windows 10 installed on E531? I only see W7, W8 and XP
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Even I went through searching for the latest version of the BIOS update for E531 but as per the Lenovo support site what you have mentioned is correct there is no Windows 10 BIOS update has been released yet and the latest version of the BIOS was released recently i.e. 1.29, so you might have to wait for the updated version for few more days.
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I'm using lenovo g50-70 (20351) i have upgarded from windows8.1(preinstalled) to windows10, but however i didn't find the BIOS driver update for windows 10 in the lenovo support website there still didn't updated the bios driver for windows 10, so present there is driver for windows8.1 only, so when will we get the bios update for windows 10?
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I'm using lenovo g50-70 (20351) i have upgarded from windows8.1(preinstalled) to windows10, but however i didn't find the BIOS driver update for windows 10 in the lenovo support website there still didn't updated the bios driver for windows 10, so present there is driver for windows8.1 only, so when will we get the bios update for windows 10?
When I look up your system on the support page I see quite a few updates, drivers and such that support windows 8.1 and 10. If you are looking for a BIOS update or patch, those are usually OS neutral and are applied with either a BIOS utility or patcher that works in DOS mode and some can use a windows based utility.
Are you trying to use a BIOS update to fix an issue or just get the "latest and greatest" for your computer? Mostly I would not recommend updating your BIOS unless it is absolutely neccessary to fix a troublesome issue or problem with hardware.
I updated my bios and now both my operating systems are unable to boot. I get missing ntldr on boot up. I am able to boot up using a paragon boot disk to get into windows 7
it looks like my windows xp drive was c it is now d: and my windows 7 drive was d: it is now c: I am able to run my programs in windows 7 when I boot up with the paragon boot disk would like to get these operating systems booting on there own again I have tried
1. bootrec /RebuildBcd
2. bootrec /FixMbr
still I get missing ntldr pulling my hair out trying to figure this out.
Hi JT -Is this on 2 systems or a Dual Boot system ??Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:•Flush DNS•Report IE Proxy Settings•Reset IE Proxy Settings•Report FF Proxy Settings•Reset FF Proxy Settings•List content of Hosts•List IP configuration•List last 10 Event Viewer log•List Installed Programs•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.•List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Thank You -5 more replies
Friends I just now got a Thinkpad W520. Seems like a powerful machine. It came already upgraded to Win 10 Pro 64 bit. Now I wanted to update the BIOS on it but do not know how to proceed. The current BIOS is this one:BIOSBrand LENOVOVersion 8BET55WW (1.35 )Date 12/6/2011So it is already 5 years old. I tried to find BIOS Update Utility for 64 bit Win 10 on the Lenovo support site, but could not find one for this model. I find one for Windows 8 64 bit but not for Win 10. Can I use the Win 8 BIOS Update Utility to update my W520 to the BIOS 1.42? Or what are my options? ThanksCalle
On machines like yours that were never sold with win10 pre-installed, I suggest burning a CD and updating the BIOS that way.1 more replies
Hi there, I can't figure out why my old bios 1.0.0 will not update to the new bios 2.4.0. I downloaded it and it says it is complete and wants to reboot, but every time I reboot and check the bios version it stays at the old one. I am using windows 10 and it says the bios update is compatible with windows 8. I do not know if that is the issue, but if it is is there somewhere I can get a version for windows 10? I can not roll back my windows version without losing a bunch of programs. Any suggestions? Thank you.
The Vostro 430 was not tested/validated for Windows 10?There is not a bios that will work in the unsupported Windows 10. What specific issue are you trying to fix by installing a bios update?3 more replies
My partner's laptop has the "plugged in not charging" issue. We tried uninstallingthe Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control driver without the battery in method. Of the dozens of times we tried it, it started charging only once--but once the power was unplugged and plugged back in, charging would stop and we'd be back to the same problem. One other time, it randomly charged. The battery reads 100% but the time remaining goes down when used unplugged (battery indicator still reads 100%). Performed the battery check through HP Assistant: says battery is good. Tried a new battery as well. I've read here that a BIOS update may help for those who don't have success with the battery driver uninstall method. The system originally had Windows 8, but the vendor downgraded (or upgraded) to Windows 7. My partner took up the offer for free uograde (or downgrade) to Windows 10. The HP Support site has BIOS upgrades for Windows 7 and 8 but none for Windows 10. Is there a BIOS upgrade we should install to sort out this battery charging issue?More replies
Hey guys i have an old Asus mother board A8N-SLI Premium
link to asus ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards- ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
im getting blue screen errors with new ram and new stata drives i installed i wanted to update bios but on the site it doesnt list Windows 7 as supported operating system in downloads section.
I downloaded Bios utility and received error "Does not support this operating system: WNT_.1H_MCE"
im not a tech wizard but i read that i can create a boot disk from the .bin file and update bios that way but im bit nervous about that so i thought i post here first
any advice appreciated thanks
forgot to add the memory im using.
G Skill DDR3 1333
installed correctly according to manual
i guess i can change the ram to the old one i had and see if it still blue screens to isolate issue to mobo / HDD
I've recently built a new pc. - i7 3930 Sandy Bridge, P9X79 PRO motherboard, 32Gb RAM, 128Gb SSD. I installed Windows OEM and activated and I also updated the BIOS; and everything was fine until I decided to reinstall Windows because I had some troubles with some drivers and I thought a clean copy will fix that.
Here it comes the problem. I booted from the original DVD, the Windows files have been copied and expanded and then the system restarted in order to continue the process. The system restarted but instead of continuing the installation process I get an error message saying the following: "Windos will not start because kernel file is missing". It also tells me that some files in "system 32" are corrupt. At this point there is nothing I can do. I tried again a few times then I stopped.
I know that the OEM can be installed only on one motherboard, but could a BIOS updated be considered a hardware change? I read other posts and everybody was saying that even if you change the motherboard the user will still be able to install the system but he will be required to activate the copy via telephone. Well, I did not even get to the point to reinstall the system. Has anyone experienced a similar problem with a OEM version of Windows 7?
Thank you so much for your help!
The issue has nothing to do with activation which happens after install.
Try wiping the HD with Clean command before install: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.
Test your HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan which can also wipe it afterwards.
Reset the BIOS to defaults ,set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Unplug all other HD"s and periperhals.
Next remove all but 2gb RAM if possible to try install. You can replace it later. Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Is this a disk you burned yourself? If so confirm ISO and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed. Next try writing ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with WIn7 in dropdown menu. Boot using BIOS Boot Menu under USB, Removable, HD's.
Follow these same basic steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Tried an important windows visual update (I assume it was visual) downloaded it, installed it ,and it prompted me to please restart. Instead I just just down my computer, hoping I could restart it and sort it in the morning. However this morning when you turn it in, the speakers and mouse and keyboard all work but there are no visuals. I can't system restore because not even the bios will show up. Just a big nothing on both monitors and the TV . Don't know what i can do other than tried messing around with all the cables. To no avail. Everything was working fine so assume it's not monitor, cable or graphics card malfunction please. What can I do?
You can start by reseating the video card (make sure the power cables are connected). Do this with just one monitor connected.
If that doesn't change anything, remove the card and plug in your monitor to the on-board video. If the monitor starts fine - the card may be bad.
Hi was wired i did a system bios update as my old bios was severely outdated i went to dell site they had a new version it did a 2 step process of flashing to one bios then another to update itself as mine was pretty outdated. upon reboot i got 4 or 5 beeps and then shut down. i called dell who helped me fix that it was some setting that was off. it then rebooted to windows but hung and rebooted itself and i got a bug screen check. i clicked reboot and it load ok. here is the files you requested.
Your mini-dump is pointing to the driver: nvlddmkm.sys which is your nVidia Videocard Drivers: Driver Reference Table
Please un-install your nVidia drivers via the control panel/un-install and then download Driver Fusion to get rid of any remaining traces (nVidia Display). You may have to use Driver Fusion twice or more to remove all traces if you're using the trial version:
Driver Fusion - The Complete Driver Solution
The please re-install your nVidia drivers from here (auto-detect GPU):
Drivers | GeForce
I found some drivers/programs on your system which you should update or un-install/remove if they are un-needed:
PxHlpa64.sys - Sonic CD/DVD driver (used by many different CD/DVD programs): Driver Reference Table
ArcSec.sys - ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 5: Driver Reference Table
NTIOLib_X64.sys - MSI Afterburner: Driver Reference Table (Please un-install this, it's a known BSOD maker)
psi_mf.sys - Secunia PSI (Personal Software Inspector) driver: Driver Reference Table
You might want to also update drivers to the latest Windows 8 64bit versions from your PC manufacturers website:
Drivers & Downloads | Dell United States
Please also make sure you have all the Windows 8 updates if you have not done so already.
I came across a term, BIOS, and was wondering what it was. After doing some research, I found out that I have a very old BIOS, American Megatrends Inc. 6.02 7/21/2010. I am intereted in playing video games after I updated my Power Supply and Graphics Card. The games I play are becoming slower than a few weeks ago. I hoped to resolved the solution and possibly increase the performance of my computer.
I was wondering if I should update my BIOS. I followed the guide from: Updating the BIOS When I tried searching for an update, I could not find a BIOS tab. I read somewhere that I should not attempt to update my BIOS if there is no such tab. I would really like to improve my computer, but I do not know how. I have also read that I should not find updates from the "motherboard manufacturer's Web site," incase something goes wrong. What should I do?
I'm not sure what you mean by a "BIOS tab".
Your BIOS is 2 years old. That's not "very old".
The general rule of thumb is to NOT update a BIOS unless you have very good reasons to believe doing so will eliminate a particular problem.
What are your good reasons? Have you read somewhere that your specific problems will be cured by moving from BIOS 6.02 to a new BIOS?
Hope is not a reason.
I'm not sure what you mean by your next-to-last sentence.
Your slow gaming performance is most likely due to some other reason.
At any rate, BIOS updates do not generally "improve performance". Instead, they fix particular problems or increase compatibility.
I decided to update the Bios and it went through OK until I accidentally hit BIOS default setting. This caused me to lose my Raid boot. I went and copied the old SAM, software and system files and this provided me with a boot into windows. The windows then hangs up while starting. It stays in the black screen until I either force a boot or it reboots by itself. I have put in the install disc and run repair several times and it says it went well, but still doesn't improve much. The HD's are crunching data longer everytime I repair it, but it still never completes the loading of windows. The error shows a corrupt registry. So any ideas on how to correct the registry without re-installing windows. As mirrored drives, I am not sure how to go about the reloading of windows without affecting the data.
It's amazing it will even start after it unRAIDED which hashes everything. I'd copy out my data now as there is no known way to stablilize it that I've seen.
Do you have an Image backup? What works best with Win7 is installing to one HD then storing a backup image on the secondary.
My Asus G75VW was offline for 2 weeks and when it came back on there were 8 Windows updates to be done. Picked some of them>restart. There was this typical ~configuring~ message that went for 20 min or so. I thought it's frozen so I rebooted it manually. And than... nothing. Black screen. I can't access BIOS, Windows wont start either.
I tried generic reset with holding the power button but it failed.
I tried to boot from repair disk- nothing.
Sounds like the laptops bios is corrupt. You could try and remove the battery and then push the power button for 30 seconds, then replace the battery and try to power up again
So I upgraded my asus p8z68-v lx bios recently to version 4003 and now my desktop is displaying the annoying messages. I also attached the other two HDDs to the SATA ports that were unplugged and might have moved some of the sata cables around in the process. I had this installed by a network admin and I'm pretty sure the windows 7 isn't a fake. It was all working fine until I decided to upgrade my bios and some drivers, then that showed up. Also I don't have a key for it. Any help on this is much appreciated.
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
Is Admin: Yes
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070... Read more
The MGADIAG report is incomplete - please try running it again. Is this a custom-built PC?4 more replies
System:HP Pavilion DV7-1135nrWindows Vista Home Premium SP2 (64 bit) Problem:I was having problems with the Wifi not working, which is common with this system according to other threads. One of the forums suggested updating the BIOS. The original version was F.48. I located and downloaded the latest version, F.49, from the HP help page, which is an EXE file. I ran this, The Wifi button changed from orange to blue and was working. When done with the laptop, the lid was closed, which put the computer into sleep mode. The next morning, the lid was opened and the computer was working as normal, however, the Wifi button was orange and would not go back to blue. After walking away from the laptop and coming back, I received a DOS screen stating: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:1. Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."3. Click "Repair your computer." If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or copmuter manufacturer for assistance. File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe Status: 0xc0000225 Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt. Steps Taken:I tried using a friend's Vista Home Premium SP2 CD. It does boot i... Read moreMore replies
Trying to update BIOS on Satellite Pro U500 PSU9CA. The download site says there is a new version available, after downloading and running the program nothing happens. You can see the Winflash process in task manager but it never 'pops' up. Has this even been tested by Toshiba?
There are no instructions, no readme or anything.
Has anyone been able to get the BIOS updated?
This is an absolute joke, how can they release something that doesnt work?
How do I get this resolved?
I recently picked up a Portege M200 and installed (via PXE - network install) Windows 7 on it. I would like to upgrade the BIOS as it's still at the original BIOS (1.1). I downloaded and extracted the pkg and tried to install via Windows but it says my OS isn't supported. I don't have an external CD drive or FDD - how can I update the BIOS? I tried to put it on a USB drive but there doesn't seem to be an option to boot from USB.
Ok, I'm thinking I could use an SD card but I see it's not recognized by Windows 7 and when I put in a card, nothing happens...
Anyone know where I can find a driver for it? I do see there are 2 devices not recognized - one "Base System Device" and one "Unknown Device"...
And I see it doesn't recognize the video card either - just uses Standard VGA Graphics Adapter which seems to work fine...
Hello, I just recently performed the 26-Jul BIOS update to 1.14, for my Thinkpad Carbon X1 (20BS) with windows 10.The update went ok, but afterwards, Windows is crashing when booting. Using a bootable Windows 10 installation disk also crashes when booting. The recovery environment also crashes when booting. Using detailed logs, it seems to crash when activating the ACPI microcontroller. I would assume that has something to do with the UEFI update, that I have disabled in the BIOS. Enabling it does not recognise the disk, as it is not a GPT partition. I tried to rollback the BIOS, but it does not allow it. Do you have any suggestion on how to proceeed? Thanks,PedroMore replies
Last Tuesday I initiated a windows shut down, after noticing windows update had installed updates.
The '... Installing updates ...... Do not shut off computer ... '
screen was displayed and I left the computer/updates to do their thing ... for the day, as it turns out.
Upon returning home that evening the computer was in the very same state. Feeling I had little choice,
I hit the power button, turning the computer off. Now my computer will not boot nor can I get into the bios.
When I power it up the fans start, the motherboard beeps once and then the Intel motherboard logo' screen
(the one with the 4 PF/bios/boot options) displays but I can not use any of the options. It just hangs there.
I can initiate re-boot with <alt+Ctrl+Delete> and/or boot button, but the same thing happens. Have checked
all connections, reseated the memory but the result is the same ... HELP!
Intel Motherboard DH57DD with i7 processor
Is this a "home built" or "Brand name" computer ?
If it is a Brand name, please list the Make and Model
Thank You -
The support center doesn't allow an option to update the K330 OS to Win10 (which I've had installed over a year now) and I would like to update the BIOS. Currently installed I have: BIOS Version/Date - LENOVO DKKT20AUS, 3/16/2011The only BIOS update the Lenovo Support center has is for the K330 is for Win 7, and I'm not rolling back my OS just to do that. Is there any source for a more current update to the BIOS? Also, I read that there was a recall on the K330 motherboards. CPU-Z reports the MB model is "To be filled by O.E.M." msinfo32 reports: "System SKU To be filled by O.E.M.". Anyone have any info on what kind of MB they used for the replacements?More replies
I have just received a new Dell XPS 13 with Windows 10. I turned on BitLocker. After a while I got the message
1 update is ready to install
-Dell XPS 13 9350 System BIOS
I installed the BIOS update which went without problems. But when I rebooted I got the Dell Logo for a few seconds and then a blue screen. Nothing happens and after half a minute the computer shuts down.
HOW TO SOLVE THIS?
Then I returned to the previous Bios version. Now the computer boots again. pffff. But now I get the annoying Dell message everytime informing me that I should update the BIOS. I can disable the DELL Updater, but I actually would like to disable only this BIOS update message.
How should I do this?
I would try disabling the bitlocker then install the bios, then install the bitlocker. I'm not 100 percent familiar with bitlocker but its possible it has something to integrate with the eufi/bios.1 more replies
Warning that the recent BIOS update on the XPS 15 9550 caused Windows to no longer boot.
It is Windows 10 Pro with Bitlocker enabled. Startup Repair and System Restore Point fail to help. The laptop boots to a blank blue screen for about 1 min then just powers off. Turning off Secure Boot did not help either.
Reinstall the system completely from scratch appears to be the only solution
Can anyone from Toshiba Support tell me if and when we can expect Windows 8 x64 drivers for Toshiba T210? The equipment is pretty classic. I am sure this is very easy to compile available drivers into the official release
I also wanted to know as when Toshiba T210 finally gets BIOS update. Its current BIOS version is 1.60 while many other similar and earlier models jumped to 2.2 BIOS version and above
This is user to user forum so you will not get answer from Toshiba support directly.
What I can say is follow:
All about Win8 on Toshiba notebooks you can read on http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/generic/windows8-message/
Under Toshiba Compatibility Matrix you can check if your notebook model is supported for Win8 or not.
What to say about BIOS. Toshiba doesn?t offer BIOS update if there is no some critical problem or some reason for that. If your piece of hardware works well and stabile there is no reason for BIOS update. What do you expect should happen with newer BIOS version?
I've been experiencing a completely black screen after my BIOS loads. A Windows update hit my computer last night and since then, the OS completely fails to boot.
Both hard drives (system volume and storage) are present and accounted for in the BIOS.
I tried Startup Repair by booting with my Windows disc, but it detected no problems and told me that my OS boots perfectly. Also tried some method I found on a forum saying Startup Repair must be run three times, but I got the same result each time.
Next step was System Restore. I have tried restoring from several different restore points, but I get an error message each time. Something vague, along the lines of "System Restore has failed." This is pretty worrying.
I tried to "upgrade" my Windows installation from the disc, but the next screen said to restart, then boot into the OS, then "restart the upgrade." No use to me since I can't boot my OS at all.
Anything to do with Safe Mode isn't an option either, since there is absolutely nothing happening after my BIOS loads up. Just a completely black screen. No Windows logo. No blinking cursor. Nothing.
All I can think of now is backing up my personal files and reformatting/reinstalling Windows from scratch, but I really, really do not want to do that. Any help would be much appreciated!
EDIT: Forgot to mention, my computer has always had a habit of crashing/BSODing at the most inopportune times due to some crappy music hardware I own. Not reall... Read more
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As you may have read in the title my computer have become really slow taking sometimes up to 5 minutes to show up the "welcome" loading screen.
-My computer shows the black windows splash screen longer than ever before.
-After that, the screen goes off (led blinkind, really off!) for ~30 seconds
-I have a black screen with the mouse cursor for about a minute or more...
-My computer loads my session with the sexy blue screen welcoming everyone.
What I've done:
Complete scan with Avira antivir : nothing at all
Complete scan with Malwarebytes : nothing at all
Complete scan with AdWare Cleanet : nothing at all
My nVidia drivers are up to date.
What happened before this:
I was having hardware compatibilities issues with PCI-E wifi adapter (which I finally removed...).
MSI told me to see if the compatibility issue was already there with Bios 1.0 of the card (which was unfortunately the case). From there it seems like that was the source of all the problems.
Then I came back to update 1.9 of the bios. The screen still seemed to turn off as describes up there.
So what do you think?
I would be very pleased if anyone was able to help me!
Thank you & have a good day
Hello.. Welcome .. try this tutorial : see if it sorts your issues out : Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times7 more replies
I bought a laptop installed with Windows 7 OS. It was a clean install. The battery isn't recognized by windows support assistant and I need sme help. This laptop eats a battery in 45 minutes. It has 2, count 'em, two new batteries. Neither will get near an hour. I have done a soft restart. Deleted the product in Device manager and restarted it with the battery to no avail. I need your help. I cleaned the connections with a real light sandpaper. Nothing has worked. What do I do? Info: 3.0ghz/2048mb(2gig ram)60 gig Win 7 Home premium.
I also turned off all the bloatware. Killed everything in startup, that wasn't needed. Did the same in Device manager.1 more replies
This is my 1st BSOD after I did a Bios update on my laptop, followed by a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro. It occurred during my installation of drivers. The BSOD Error message was: Driver Power State Failure. The dump file is attached if anyone can help take a look at it, as its got me worried. The main reason I did a bios update was due to the multiple BSOD I had on my previous Bios.
I did try to open up the Dump file, but have no idea on how to read it. However it did mention the file name ntoskrnl.exe. From online searches, the file is related to my kernel? Does this means I installed the Bios wrongly?
If it matters, during Bios installation, I had to update the EC 1st followed by Bios update which had 2 executable files to run.
-Bios updated myself, obtained form laptop manufacturer
Edit: Uploaded Files as according to posting instructions. (Running the SF Debug Tool)
If it's I would like to learn how to read these files to solve problems myself if possible. I used WinDbg to open the dumb file, but got lost after that. Possibly tell my how you found the cause of the problem?
Get all available Windows updates, update your chipset driver and your Bluetooth filter driver.
btfilter.sys Fri Jun 29 09:00:07 2012 (4FED5277)
Atheros Bluetooth Driver
HECIx64.sys Tue Jul 3 00:14:58 2012 (4FF21D62)
Intel Management Engine Interface
AMPPAL.sys Tue Jul 17 09:35:22 2012 (500515BA)
Intel? Centrino? Bluetooth 3.0 + High Speed Virtual Adapter driver
intelppm.sys Thu Jul 26 04:26:48 2012 (5010AAE8)
Intel Processor driver
dump_storahci.sys Thu Jul 26 04:30:35 2012 (5010ABCB)
driver created to provide disk access during crash dump file generation
RtkBtfilter.sys Thu Jul 26 05:16:50 2012 (5010B6A2)
Filter Driver for the Realtek Bluetooth Chip[br]lenovo: Realtek Bluetooth 4.0 driver for Windows 8 (64-bit)
btmaux.sys Mon Aug 27 06:21:13 2012 (503AF5B9)
Intel Bluetooth Auxiliary Service
btath_bus.sys Mon Jan 21 10:18:42 2013 (50FD07F2)
Atheros BlueTooth driver
bwcW8x64.sys Wed Feb 13 18:25:48 2013 (511BCC9C)
Killer Bandwidth Control Filter Driver
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After upgrading my T450 BIOS from 1.24 to 1.25, the Windows splash screen freezes. I have tried all variations of Secure Boot options in BIOS, set the BIOS to defaults, tried rolling back to 1.24 (1.25 now prevents downgrading to the previous BIOS version). Has anyone see this or now how to fix it? i'm close to calling Support. Thanks in advance.
Hello and welcome,
What version of Windows are you running?
If it's Win 7 in UEFI mode make sure CSM support is enabled.
ASUS Motherboard M4N82 Delux
ASUS Automatic Bios Update crashed system
It says there is no operating system on a clean system, so shoot, I will reload. Now on all hard drives it reads setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system parition. See setup log files for more information.
Not sure how you see logs if system can not operate. One of the drives was completely empty. Just had formated faster two drives in Raid before bios update a mistake I guess going to 5-2010 update sucks now. No computer any ideas and notice it use to ask to set up raid on startup by hitting F10 nothing similar now.
Am I screwed now, not sure if a start dvd would work or not as immediately after update it said I had no operating system which was just loaded. I did notice once I could get into DOS that instead of a C: Prompt there is a X: weired experience. Maybe figure out how to make a boot disc in win7 or maybe HP laptop not sure if that will help. Running repair from DOS but no luck
Have you called ASUS Yet, and asked them?
PC Crashes while the BIOS is being updated can make a computer become a paperweight.
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After I successfully updated my ASUS Rampage III Extreme BIOS (from the BIOS), I got booted into an older configuration of Windows 7.
I lost all my new files, and everything went back to what looks like an old restore point.
I have attached some photo's from the BIOS. I am not much of a computing expert to decode what the some of the BIOS configs mean, but I guess they look alright..?
I also have a screenshot from Disk Management.
BTW: I also run my 2 Intel X-25M's SSDs in a RAID1 (Mirror)
All I had to do was to change a setting in the BIOS where the drives would be [RAID] not [IDE]
the main thing is each and every install windows update just searches forever and nothing happens after diagnostic tool it says Datastore.edb is corrupted and cant be repaired and each time it download the corrupted Datastore.edb
can they at leats give a proper service pack 2 for windows 7 64 bit ultimate that is then uptodate with working windows update that works after a direct standalone install of sp1 i use windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i reinstalled the system allready
5 times each and every time the same problame that Datastore.edb is corrupted and windows update just gets stuck!
i how you can either releasse a service pack 2 so that windows update works again after a direct install of service pack 1
or a windows update that doesnt use data store cause its yepp Not working,
i use a amd 6 core with a amd hd 6700 readon and 8 gb ram
both asus motherboard and grafic
as it is now windows update is with windows 7 service pack 1= not useable !!!!
sincierly Christian Madjari
I purchased a new notebook with Windows 7 in October. During the first weeks I uninstalled McAfee and replaced the harddrive. Since November Windows Update fails with error messages and defender does not start anymore. I made several virus scans (complete) with multiple antivirus programs but nothing showed up.Since it took my days to install various software, I do not want to re-install W7. I also have no good backup that I could restore. I am really surprised that there is not even a single entry regarding the error code in the Microsoft Knowledge base or elsewhere.I really would appreciate help.
Got it !!!!
If You are using notebooks with with hard drive larger than 700 GB you probably should update Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.
Here is solution :
Download and install it.