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Q: System BIOS recovery failed. Unable to open BIOS Signatur...

The computer wont start. After pressing "ON" one can hear a vibration sound, it turns on an orange LED. Stays black for two minutes; then screen does light to a dim night-blue color. This is for a Split x2 13-g110dx (windows 10 64bit). Already tried: hard reset and going to BIOS (Windows button + "B"). Also tried booting from a USB drive. It did not work (see screen below). Any suggestion(s) of how it can still be revived ("do it myself")? Thank you. Screen message

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Hi,

I know this is is quite old computer, but until now it was just enough good for my usage.
Anyway, after I have done a recovery of the Windows Vista OS that came with my computer, I got a notification from one of Toshiba tools that there is an updated BIOS available for my computer.
I've downloaded it and tried to perform an update. After the process had (probably) finished, the computer did not react to touchpad and keyboard. I was not sure if the update was really successful, especially because it looked like the computer was is frozen state. So I left it for next +/- 30 minutes but no change.
Then I decided to reset it as even the power button was not working. So I had to remove the battery and unplug the AC power.

... and the computer was (almost) dead then.

Now it is so that when I press the power button it seems to power up, but the screen remains blank, the fan is working and Windows is not booting. It just makes one short scratching noise from the DVD drive and this is all.

My question is, what is the recovery procedure in my situation ? I've tried to look for some potential help on the Internet and I found some forum posts or articles stating that there are some recovery procedures for different BIOSes, but what is the procedure for my BIOS ? The only thing that I found "working" was that if I press the power button holding Fn+Esc keys, the laptop powers on with flashing power button. But how to force BIOS recovery flashing procedure ?

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A:Satellite A300D-156 BIOS update failed - I need help with recovery

This is really stupid situation now. You will not be able to fix it with some simple recovery operation. BIOS is screwed up.
In the past I was not faced with such situation but on this forum I found very interesting thread about BIOS ?recovering?. Please take some time and visit this thread.

Maybe this will help you with your machine.

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Hey all, recently my bios got corrupt somehow, so i tired the bios recovery process this is what it does 1) writng new bios image2)verifying new bios image  says the bios system recovery is complete and restarts the computer and starts back at the same process again and agian pls helpthank you 

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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A105-4284, Model #: PSAA8U-0FH02K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS, so I didnt know what else to do but shut it off. Now, when I try to boot it up, it gets stuck in the same place it did during the flashing; on the Toshiba splash screen with the status bar at the bottom showing about 20% complete. I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows. Other options available on this screen are Press F2 for System Settings and F12 for Boot Menu. Pressing F2 results in a beep and the status bar changing to "Please Wait..." but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait. Pressing F12 doesnt do anything. Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version 6.00; Intel Calistoga CRB.T3A Reference BIOS; VERSION.MAK 1.53; (looks like its running POST and recognizes CPU, Cores, No TPM or TPM has a problem, and system RAM and stops there. What is my best course of action?:

- shorting out the CMOS battery (I've tried this on the solder pads marked C88, with no laptop battery, with and without the wi-fi, ram and hdd installed; Im either doing it wrong or its just not working )
- trying to reflash BIOS chip (I tried this; turned the laptop on and held down the 'c' key to boot from cd, but still got stuck at the same place)
- replacing the BIOS chip
- something else?

Any guidance or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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A:Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot

Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.

Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?

I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance
 

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I had a working Vostro 3350 laptop and was doing maintenance to bring it up to date. I downloaded and installed the recommended BIOS update for this laptop... Dell Vostro 3350 System BIOS 3350A10.EXE.The BIOS update failed and left the computer with no working BIOS. F2 is dead. It will not boot.
I read similar topic: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19593398.
there is a guide:
1.  Download the Dell BIOS update .exe file to a USB flash drive.
2.  Run the .exe file with /writehdrfile parameter
3.  Run the .exe file with /writeromfile parameter
4.  Copy the .hdr file to winery50.hdr
5.  Remove the battery and AC power from the dead computer
6.  Insert the flash drive into the dead computer's USB port
7.  Hold down the End key and then connect the AC power
8.  Dead computer reads USB flash and asks if update should be done
9.  Allow the update to finish and then reboot.
10.  Computer is now working normally.
But I do not know which key to press me (End or another)? And need use flash card or sd card?
And I do not know how need called my file: winery50.hdr or winery30.hdr maybe....
Can someone please help? Thanks, Alex

A:Vostro 3350 BIOS Update Failed - Recovery Procedure Needed

Who can help me????

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I had a working Vostro 3300 laptop and was doing maintenance to bring it up to date. I downloaded and installed the recommended BIOS update for this laptop... Dell Vostro 3300 System BIOS 3300A12.EXE | Windows/DOS (2 MB) BIOS Release date 17 JUL 2014. Last Updated 17 JUL 2014 Recommended The BIOS update failed and left the computer with no working BIOS.
I find some solution for vostro 3500 like :
1.  Download the Dell BIOS update .exe file to a USB flash drive.2.  Run the .exe file with /writehdrfile parameter3.  Run the .exe file with /writeromfile parameter4.  Copy the .hdr file to winery50.hdr5.  Remove the battery and AC power from the dead computer6.  Insert the flash drive into the dead computer's USB port7.  Hold down the End key and then connect the AC power8.  Dead computer reads USB flash and asks if update should be done9.  Allow the update to finish and then reboot.10.  Computer is now working normally.
But it doesnt work for me.
Can someone please help ?
Thanks

A:Vostro 3300 BIOS Update Failed - Recovery Procedure Needed

Two options at this point:
Have a shop un-solder the BIOS chip, flash it externally and re-solder it, or
Replace the mainboard.

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I had a working Vostro 3500 laptop and was doing maintenance to bring it up to date.
I downloaded and installed the recommended BIOS update for this laptop...

Dell Vostro 3500 System BIOS
3500A12.EXE | Windows/DOS (3 MB) BIOS Release date 7/21/2014 Last Updated 7/21/2014 Recommended

The BIOS update failed and left the computer with no working BIOS. F2 is dead. It will not boot.
I am pretty sure that there is a backup or primitive BIOS still in there, as when I start the machine with no battery and just AC power using the End key it continuously tries to read data from a 2GB flash drive. I assume that it would like to reload the BIOS from a file.

I know how to get the ROM contents from the above file using the /writeromfile parameter.

The big question is, what kind of file does the 3500 want to read, and what is the file name that it is looking for? Does the flash drive need to be bootable? Is this an AMI or Phoenix BIOS?

Can someone please help?

Thanks,
Terry

A:Vostro 3500 BIOS Update Failed - Recovery Procedure Needed

Here is how to recover from a failed BIOS flash update of a Vostro 3500 laptop...
1.  Download the Dell BIOS update .exe file to a USB flash drive.
2.  Run the .exe file with /writehdrfile parameter
3.  Run the .exe file with /writeromfile parameter
4.  Copy the .hdr file to winery50.hdr
5.  Remove the battery and AC power from the dead computer
6.  Insert the flash drive into the dead computer's USB port
7.  Hold down the End key and then connect the AC power
8.  Dead computer reads USB flash and asks if update should be done
9.  Allow the update to finish and then reboot.
10.  Computer is now working normally.
Helpful web site:  http://mickitblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/dell-bios-switches.html
 

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Hi. I am trying to reinstall Windows on my Gf laptop; an Acer Aspire V5-531, model MS2361. At selektiv which HDD to install Windows onto that harddrive since it was GPT partisjon, I try a tid from the internet:
diskpart
List disk
Select disk
Clean
Exit

I then reformated the HDD
This trick let me proceed but after it was done unpacking the file from the DVD, i got an error code 0x80070017. After a quick google search it sand i had to fiddle the bot sequence of the DVD drive to make it compaitible, but noe I cant access the BIOS. I press F2 at boot, but it only goes to "click a Key to boot to drive" and then to Windows install. If I DONT have the cd on I Get a long screen of text saying "PXE-e61: media test failure, Chess cabel"

So what do I do at this point?

A:Unable to access BIOS aften failed reinstall of Windows.

First thing i would try is to remove battery form laptop then press and hold the power button on laptop for about 1 min then put battery back in and try to access bios then doing this step should reset the bios

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A:Unable to create bios recovery disc

Hi @arunabhdas,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are have questions about the BIOS. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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System set so 3TB is Primary HDD and imaged / backup 2TB is secondary. (Working 2TB not connected)
I can load Windows 7 ok, but I cannot image or restore the computer as I get the ".....system image was created on a computer using Bios and this computer uses EFI" even when doing a fresh install.
I have Googled problem for last 2 days and tried creating a usb boot as well, another message is Windows cannot install because HDD is GPT, or words to that effect. Totally confused Any ideas? Thanks in advance and yes it would have been quicker to rebuild from the original disc but...

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I used the Recovery Console from an XP CD and did a chkdsk /r and chdsk /f
I also ran fixboot

None of these solved the problem.

I then ran fixmbr
Recovery Console displayed some kind of caution message that I had a "invalid" or something MBR and that it might prevent me from access partitions or something.

Well, I ran fixmbr anyway since i was out if ideas.

Now when I try to boot, it is freezing during the post process. When I hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup, it says "entering setup" but it never does. It seems to be hanging right after the drive detect process.
Note I have one standard IDE drive © and 2 SATA drives. Windows XP is installed on one of the SATA drives.

Any ideas? Let me know if you need any more info.

A:BIOS Hang, unable to enter BIOS Setup after running FIXMBR

This sounds more like a BIOS = hardware issue. Since you have been inside the case it is possible something got nudged loose. Re-seat your memory and video card if it is an add-on.

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A:Bios Rec. Failed System Disabled. Admin PW or Power on PW.

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Vostro 3400
Service Tag: 2YCCQP1 | Express Service Code: 6430164517Dell Vostro 3400 System BIOS update failed
Before Bios Version : A10Update to : A12
www.dell.com/.../DriversDetails
Affter updated, Can't boot to bios, Blank sceen
Help me please.
Thank you.

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A:Using System Recovery reinstalls original BIOS ?

JoaoM System Recovery only affects the contents of the hard drive; it has nothing to do with the BIOS.  

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A:System Recovery/Bios application error (501).

How did you try the system recovery that did not go well?

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A:Just used @BIOS to update my BIOS, it failed at 50%

Argh is there ANYTHING I can do? I'm going to have to leave my computer on permanently otherwise.

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Thanks

A:Boot Issue BIOS-WindowsBootManager-System Recovery problem

I would reinstall to an MBR disk after removing EFI Boot Disk from BIOS Boot order.

Set DVD drive first to boot, boot into DVD Command Line to run Diskpart Clean Command followed by the command "Convert MBR" and "Exit".

Then install Win7 following these same steps for Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

This will avoid problem with having a GPT formatted disk installed with EFI boot which is not needed except in the rarest cases.

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Thank you

A:Computer sees new hard drive in System recovery but not is Bios

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management if you can boot at all.

You replaced a Hitachi drive with a Western Digital.

Did you attempt to reinstall Windows to the Western Digital or did you attempt to copy Windows from the Hitachi to the Western Digital?

Your explanation isn't very clear so we need more details about how you "replaced" one hard drive with another.

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A:Inspiron 3521 system in recovery forgot bios password

If it's the Windows password, you can restore the system from  your recovery media without it -- if you didn't prepare a set, call Dell to purchase one.
If it's a system password (BIOS/UEFI power on password), you will need to call Dell support by voice phone.  Be prepared with your ownership details and, unless the system is in warranty, with a credit card -- the call will not be free unless the system is in warranty.

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I've tried looking in the BIOS but I can't seem to find anything related to the GPU or display options. Any help or avice is much appreciated.

A:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.

Hi,

Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers

Please navigate to:

Start> Control panel> Swith to icon view> device manager.
Look under "Display Adapters"

Is the Nvidia GPU listed there? If so are there any yellow symbols etc?

Cheers

Dave

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A:Solved: system BIOS and video BIOS shadowed

Did you mark this "Solved"?

It sounds like you need a new CMOS battery.
 

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Got a bit of a problem with my housemates pc...
A friend gave him some extra RAM, i checked it out and it was crucial 512mb pc2100 CL2.5, and although it didn't match his exsisting RAM it seemed to me that his mobo would only run the FSB at 200mhz anyway so i went ahead and fitted it.
It worked fine I then noticed his system temp was running a little high (60-65 degrees), so i took his heatsink off and cleaned the

dust and refitted it with some new thermal compound.
I added too much and the temp went up. To nearly 90 degrees.
I shut it dwon as i didn't want the cpu to pop, cleaned it off, reapplied less compound and figured this would work fine.

Now we have the problem.
Most of the time: Power on and nothing happens. No bios, no beeps.
Occasionally: Power on, i jump into the bios, the temp looks fine (30-40 degrees) and then it freezes right there in the bios after about 30 seconds to a minute.

This sounds like a heat issue, but the last temp reading before freeze is 33 degrees.....?
I've double and triple checked that the heatsink is on properly and thats fine. I followed the official guide on how much compound to use (a blob the size of an uncooked short grain of rice).

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Here is the info on his system:

Abit SG-72 mobo

Pentium 4 3ghz (SL7PM)
http://processorfinder.intel.com/Details.aspx?sSpec=SL7PM

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Windows Pro SP2
 

A:System failing before bios. Occasionally freezes in bios.

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

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

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Hi I sure am hoping someone can help me with this. First my specs
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476835 MB, Free - 366308 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 61 MB; F: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 5158 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA770-DS3, x.x,
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2011, Updated and Enabled

I am having some errors causing crashes on occasion. Thats not what I am here for today though I can deal with that later. When my comp starts to reboot I can't seem to access BIOS, if I can access the Boot Order by hitting F12 I have no control whatsoever on the choices no up or down or even hitting enter works. Also when I go into Error Recovery Console the same thing no controls whatsoever I can make, no arrow keys or hitting any keys work and I have to just sit there and let it choose whatever it defaulted to. I have re-installed Windows 7 but the problem persists. Would really appreciate your help.
 

A:Unable to access arrow keys or any controls in Error Recovery Console or access BIOS

I would suspect that your bios is not loading the keyboard or mouse, except for your only reference to the error recovery console? Do you mean you have the controls elsewhere, but not there?
But, if the loss is general, the quickest way is to reset the bios. You would normally do this by locating the small bios battery on the motherboard. Remove this and, in its vicinity (better if you browse or refer to a manual for the motherboard!) there will be a small three pin tag, with a joiner across two of the pins. Move the joiner to the other two pins for about one minute, This will return the bios to defaults. If you cannot locate this pin, you will have to leave the computer, with the battery out for quite a while - I would guess possibly over 24 hours, to reset the bios.
But, before, You do not say how you have tried to access the bios? (DEL on startup: F2 on startup are two choices)
 

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi. My Laptop is a Lenovo 3000 N200 and the OS is MS Vista

Problem: It won't boot up beyond the initial window with the Lenovo and intel logos.

Tried 1: Going to BIOS using Lenovo Care Button. But in the next window the following message was given:

IEL10 BIOS Version 68ET31WW (V2.03)
CPU = Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz
1024M System Ram Passed
1024 KB L2 Cache
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
ATAPI CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM CMA-4082N
Fixed Disk 0: HITACHI HTS542512K9SA00
Mouse initialized

Tried 2: Going to Setup : Loading Setup Defaults then hitting F10.
Result: It goes back to the initial boot up window.

Please help Einstein!!!

Thanks
 

A:Lenovo 3000 N200 : System BIOS shadowed / Video BIOS shadowed

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1003170-lenovo-3000-n200-system-bios.html

eddie
 

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Hi. My Laptop is a Lenovo 3000 N200 and the OS is MS Vista

Problem: It won't boot up beyond the initial window with the Lenovo and intel logos.

Tried 1: Going to BIOS using Lenovo Care Button. But in the next window the following message was given:

IEL10 BIOS Version 68ET31WW (V2.03)
CPU = Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz
1024M System Ram Passed
1024 KB L2 Cache
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
ATAPI CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM CMA-4082N
Fixed Disk 0: HITACHI HTS542512K9SA00
Mouse initialized

Tried 2: Going to Setup : Loading Setup Defaults then hitting F10.
Result: It goes back to the initial boot up window.

Please help Einstein?

Thanks
 

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I replaced the mobo on my Dell 5510. Purchased from Dell. Sticker on mobo says BIOS ver A05. About every other day I get blue screen and physical dump of memory. My system info says my BIOS ver is A07. How do I go about changing BIOS? Is it as simple as pulling battery for 15 seconds? Some have offered this suggestion but I get a little worried at "friends" advice.
 

A:Replaced MOBO on Dell 5510 BIOS sticker on MOBO says A05, system in still has BIOS of A07

Removing the battery won't change the BIOS version. You need to download the version you require from the Dell site. From Windows you "flash" the BIOS. Take your time preparing for this. If anything goes wrong you will wreck your motherboard.
 

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Does anyone have a resolution for this issue of all options disabled:  All the options are disabled.I've have tried to Create Recovery USB flash drive using the HP System BIOS Update Utility.MY HP 350 G1 will not boot. CapLock blinks twice. Need to Recover the Bios with the above procedure.I've attempted to create this uSB flash on 7 different pc's. Does not work.  

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I tried to update BIOS 190 from Toshiba, and this failed.
so i called toshiba,
Toshiba technician remotely searched my laptop, and said that my Satellite has serious infections.

i ran quick scan from MS Security Essential, no threats are detected.

will you help me to install bios driver?

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bios driver failed to get updated.
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I receive a notification to update a BIOS, I accept it and the tablet download a updtaet. Now every time I turn on the tablet, it go to a screen with the title HP bios update, the text of the screen say: **************************************The system bios is being recovered. The recovery will take several minutes to completeDo not shut down your computer during the processWriting new BIOS image block xxx/2048Progress from 0 to 100%***************************************  after that, the screen change to  ***************************************The system bios is being recovered. The recovery will take several minutes to completeDo not shut down your computer during the process Verifying new bios imageblock xxx/2048progress from 0 to 100%***************************************  and chage to  ****************************************System BIOS recovery is completeUpon restart. the screen may be black for a few minutes and varius led lights may flash. Pleasedo not attempt to interrupt or power down during this timecontinue startup15**************************************** them the tablet reboot and start again. 

A:HP bios update recovery, reboot and recovery again

Hi,       Since you mentioned that the tablet is going to  a screen with the title HP bios update.The system bios is being recovered. Please provide me the product number and serial number of unit so i can check for solution. If it is a android tablet you try performing the steps below. With the tablet powered off, press and hold the volume up (+) button and power button at the same time for about five seconds. ... When the Android system recovery menu displays, use the volume down (-) button to highlight Wipe data/factory reset.   ******Clicking the Thumbs-Up button is a way to say -Thanks!.********Click Accept as Solution on a Reply that solves your issue to help others** I am an HP Employee

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I recently tried to update BIOS in my Acer E5-573. I downloaded bios from official acer driver download page for E5-573. After running installation file I restarted my laptop as  suggested. But after reastarting nothing happening on my laptop. Currently having completely blanck screen just only blue led stay on.  What's wrong happend after bios upadte?How can I solve this problem?

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I've recently purchased a used A665-3DV6 Toshiba Satellite Laptop. It had the BIOS password problem. So I've jumped the CMOS and cleared the password. I've initiated the "out of box state" and it went through the whole process. When it was finished I shut down the computer. Then the next morning I booted the computer up and it stated "HDD Boot Failed". I tried running Factory reset again but there is only a blinking cursor on the top left hand corner of the screen. Help please. I'm totally clue less as to where to go from here.

A:HDD Bios Boot Failed

Follow the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start to assure correct partition is marked Active then run Startup Repair repeatedly using DVD provided in tutorial. If that fails try the bootrec commands followed by more Startup Repairs.

Is the HD detected in BIOS setup? Test HD using maker's diagnostics in tutorial.

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I've tried to upgrade my computer's BIOS, but it failed multiple times. The first time, It said "WinFlash: Load Driver Failed!!" after I doubleclicked it while in Internet Explorer's download list and I clicked OK. It then came up with a message that said that it failed to install properly and I attempted a reinstall after closing Internet Explorer. Same message. I tried later a third time after disabling Vipre. This time, I could see it do something, a blue line going across the screen. But it still said "WinFlash: Load Driver Failed!!"

What do I do? Should I avoid rebooting? Is it not a problem if the driver failed to load? I've heard that with some computers, a failed upgrade shouldn't cause a problem.

My computer is a Dell Inspiron 545s and the BIOS is version A11 and the brand is, according to DXDiag, is Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PG. The version I attempted to upgrade to is A12.

A:BIOS Upgrade failed

First, a failed and corrupted BIOS on a Dell and the ONLY option is to replace the motherboard. It does not have a BIOS recovery feature that some commercial motherboards have. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell forums so I know how they work.

The two "Fixes and Enhancements" listed on the Dell downloads are "Enhanced Display" and "USB Key Support". If you are not having any display issues or USB flash drive support isssues you should consider not installing (or attempting) this update. In most cases BIOS updates should only be done if there is something in the BIOS' updates that apply to your specific installation, especially with a Dell since a failed/corrupted BIOS will require a new motherboard.

If you want to try it again, follow the listed Dell installation instructions EXACTLY.

You can get additional assistance from one of the user experts on the Dell communitry Desktop General Hardware section Desktop - Dell Community

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I recently tried to update BIOS in my Acer E5-573. I downloaded bios from official acer driver download page for E5-573. After running installation file I restarted my laptop as  suggested. But after reastarting nothing happening on my laptop. Currently having completely blanck screen just only blue led stay on.  What's wrong happend after bios upadte?How can I solve this problem?

A:E5-573 BIOS update failed

I have same issue, if you can boot from USB, or DVD try bios recovery, or start with pressing control and home.

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See that there bios upgrades were available for the system, I upgraded but now the computer does not boot. The only way to get it to start is to remove and replace the cmos battery and turn on, After 6 beeps the system then boots. If I then turn off it will not restart unless I go through the above step again. I wish to return to the bios as it was working.How can I find the original bios the system came with to reinstall it? HP Support only goes back to the previous bios upgrade.

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 I recently tried to flash my bios.  I looked for available updates for my laptop and it said there was a bios update available.  I downloaded and ran the update.  When the update was finished it immediately reverted to the previous bios.  No actual bios update was done.  I went back and checked updates again and indeed  there was still an available bios update.  How can I get the bios update installed on my laptop?  Thanks. William Kochevar

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I tried to upgrade my bios to version A34 on my Dell Latitude E6400 but it failed. Now my computer will not boot at all. I have tried F2, F8 and F10 and I have tried reinstalling windows with my flash drive but none of these have worked. Is there anything else I can try?

A:I tried to upgrade my bios but it failed...

Please list the system's version of windows. Windows 10, 7, Vista or XP ? I'm assuming you're able to power on the system but not able to boot into windows nor into the BIOS? Correct ?
I like to suggest you power off the computer, remove AC adapter, and then remove battery. Press the Power On button for about 15 seconds then release. Replace the battery, adapter, and then power on the system. Hopefully the computer start normally. If it doesn't work then I suggest you try same steps again but instead of power off, try removing the battery and adapter with power on.

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Hi, For reasons I deeply regret I attempted to flash BIOS on an Acer netbook with the wrong BIOS as it turned out.
I've tried Acer's crisis disk facility with the correct version of BIOS on a usb stick at boot up (pressing Fn Esc) but no go.
The boot up gets as far as the Windows XP splash screen then I get the BSOD. It won't start in safe mode either, although I can get into the BIOS. I read somewhere that taking out the cmos battery will reset bios to default but can't get the keyboard out to expose the m/board anyway.

Is there anything left to try before I relegate the netbook to a paperweight.
 

A:Failed BIOS update . anything I can do????

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While updating the BIOS on an Elite Group P4VMM2 motherboard, the update failed for no apparent reason and now I'm left with a nice boat anchor. However, not being one to give up quite so easily, I began to investigate, and have seen some reports that some motherboard's BIOS can be recovered. I have emailed the manufacturer's support team repeatedly, but they must be too tied up with more important matters to respond, so I'll ask the question here: Is it possible to recover the BIOS on an Elite Group P4VMM2 (ver 8.1) and if so how do I go about it? Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated.
 

A:BIOS update failed

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My machine was originally Windows 7 Home Premium and then when Windows 8 came out, I bought a license for 8.1 Pro. Updated the FW since then to F.26A and no issues at all. Now Windows 10 came out, updated it to the new OS, put an SSD to give it more grant, added memory and made it 16GB now running on a Micron 256SSD.  Recently, Windows 1607 came out, I had the update and noticed my internal webcam doesn't work. I thought of updating anything I can find and saw a new firmware release F.27. Downloaded it, run the executable, looks very promising and then on reboot it stopped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If there was a way to do it using a USB than via Windows executable, i may have done it but it is too late.  Can you please help me restore / recover my laptops BIOS? Now, if I turn on my laptop, the screen is blank and I can only see the WiFi led is lit, in orange. I tried the Windows + B key too, and if I do that I can see the caps lock blinking twice goes off, Wifi led is still lit in orange and then after a few seconds caps lock blinks again. I am sooo desperate to get this fixed again and i dont want to throw this away.  Can someone in HP please help or anyone who has the experience to restore / recover my BIOS?  I have downloaded sp77669.exe and sp66782.exe, followed the steps http://support.hp.com/nz-en/document/c02693833 but it doesn't give me the next step to extract it to USB, it just runs and tries to attempt to run the ins... Read more

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On several occasions HP Support Assistant has notified a BIOS upgrade available.  All have churned for a while, then reported that the update was unsuccesfull. I find this alarming to say the least, as BIOS updates are both critical, and potentially disastrous. Can you tell me why you keep on submitting updates that do not work? Should I bother to keep on trying to install them, or just consign them directly to the trash bin? This is a relatively new (this year) PC, and I find this severely undermines my confidence in the technical abilities of HP as a hardware provider. Windows 10ADSL then Ethernet cable (not wifi)18Meg down/1Meg upOS and Drivers kept up to date

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I just recently updated my BIOS for ECS-G33T-M2 motherboard. I got the update from the ECS website itself but now everytime I restart my computer, it tells me Bad CMOS, CHECKSUM error, press F1. I go and fix the time and date, afterwards I save it and exit, computer resets, same dilema, Bad CMOS, CHECKSUM error, try it again, same thing. The only way for me to get to windows is if i exit without saving, but then my time is always off, and its fairly annoying to constantly keep fixing it. Help anyone?
 

A:BIOS UPDATE, failed?

Go back to the old BIOS. If your PC is working all right, there is no reason to update the BIOS. GOOD LUCK
 

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Hi, On several occasions I have attempted to install an offered BIOS update (SP71055). The installation fails with a simple 'installation failed' dialogue box. Any advice welcomed.

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My two-year old Satellite C75-A-14X suffered a major hard drive crash a few weeks ago. My data has been backed up, but I've been unable to repair my PC, and as I hadn't created any recovery media, I bought a system recovery USB stick from Toshiba. I received the USB stick today and attempted to restore my laptop to its factory default settings. I left my laptop to perform the recovery for about an hour or so. When I returned, the screen said that there was an error (I didn't make a note of the error code) and the recovery had failed. Now, when I restart my laptop I get a blue screen with the following text:

"Recovery

Your PC needs to be repaired

A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed.

Error code: 0xc000000f

You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.

Press Enter to try again
Press F8 for Startup Settings
Press Esc for UEFI Firmware Settings"

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I tried to update bios , after that no display , no any sound . Only led light is on at on/off button .Plz helpHp 360 11n032tu

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BIOS driver failed to get installed.
Toshiba technician searched this laptop, Satellite M645, online,
and said that this has serious infections.

Will you help me to remove infections and to protect this laptop?

A:Infected!! BIOS update failed...

Welcome to the forum. If you do all our scans and post results PCHF System Scans

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Yesterday I tried to update the BIOS on my G710 as had been recommended to me, and the update froze halfway. From what I understand, the motherboard is likely bricked, but there should be a way to recover the BIOS. Can anyone help guide me with this? The BIOS is, I think, InsydeH20. What steps should I take from here? I have borrowed a working laptop and I have a flash drive to hand. Attached is a photo of the stalled update screen. Any help is much appreciated.?

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I've just purchased my Thinkpad P40 Yoga 10 days ago (win 10 pro,CPU 2.6, RAM 8G, GPU Nvidia Geforce). Last night I just updated the BIOS (Because of  a message from Lenovo solution center app). After restart nothing than a black screen and the keyboard lighting up, also fan were still runing.I tried to connected a external monitor to see the desktop, but it seems there is no signal from the laptop.Is anybody here who had the same issue?Thanks in advance  

A:Bios failed update p40 yoga

Sorry to hear. I got my P40 four days ago and I upgraded the BIOS I think twice per Lenovo Center app), any chance you remember the BIOS version you were upgrading to?

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Hi Guys,Great forum, lots of useful info, unfortunately, I was unable to restore my BIOS even after following most (if not all) suggestions/guides I have read here, and in other forums on the Internet. By posting this I hope that someone here has the knowledge on how to restore the BIOS of this particular laptop that I have. So, here is what happened:I got this laptop from a friend of mine who was going to throw it away as he got a new fancy one. I formatted it, installed fresh windows and started updating the drives from the HP Support page. After I updated everything I noticed there's a new BIOS release and ran the executable. The InsydeFlash Utility appeared, I accepted the warnings and started the flash process. Then on the 50-ish percent the screen froze and that was it. Waited for 5 min, nothing happened. Switched it off and here I go - I have a bricked laptop. Here's what I have tried so far and it did not succeed:First, I have no UEFI partition on the HDD.The Win+B key combination works, laptop beeps, some lights are blinking, even the USB stick with the BIOS file is blinking, as if it's reading it, but nothing happens. I think it is trying to read a file with specific name and extention and I loaded it with different combinations of filenames and extentions, but it doesn't work. Perhaps I don't know the required combination? Here's an extract from the platform.ini file:[Platform_Check]flag=2PlatformName=3069PlatformName2=306APlatformName3=306BPlatformN... Read more

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I have just done a fresh install of windows 10 which worked perfectly. I then went to hp support to download the drivers and used the auto detect program to do that I then installed the drivers which went well. I then ran the bios update program. This failed. The computer was plugged in and fully charged. Now it is in the situation where it will not start and will not switch off. The screen is blank and the on off button is illuminated. I just tried holding the on off switch for ages but it had no effect. How can I switch it on? Any suggestions. Thanks for any help.

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I have tried to update the Bios to solve the loud noise problem on my yoga 910. But after I downloaded the latest Bios (you can get it from here), I can't run it. it said "the version of ROM file is not newer than that of the bios".. what does it mean, how I can solve the loud noise of Yoga 910?

























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After a fresh installation of Win10 i ran the Lenovo Update Tool to check for missing drivers. There was a BIOS update marked as critical so I installed it. The update was downloaded, the notebook rebooted and started installing the new BIOS. After maybe 10% of progress the notebook shut down. I tried to start it but the only life signs are two series of five beeps and the fans turning. I tried removing the battery pack and the bios battery for some hours, since this seemed to help some of the people with failed BIOS updates, but without success. Do I need a new motherboard now or is there another way to fix this?

A:Failed BIOS Update on T430

I just saw an old thread here in the forum which I didn't found before. Really seems that I need a new board. As my warranty is over, do I have to pay the repair myself? Because I think I didn't do anything wrong.

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I received the HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors), and went through the installation.  I thought it was done.  Even after restarting the computer, it was there again the next day.  I started to install it again, and it stopped midway and now says I 'skipped' it.  It won't let me access it again so I can make sure it is completed.  Can you tell me where to access this update again?  Thank you.

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Hello, Couple of weeks ago I received an older laptop HP 620 from my sister. While everything works great I can't get into BIOS as we both forgot the password. Some users say that after 3rd try you get specific error code for master password. In my case I only get On-Screen Keyboard after 3rd time. If I press Enter again I get this: Authentication FailedSystem LockedPress the power button to restart the system  I have already try to remove CMOS battery for 5 minutes with no luck.Is there anything I can do to avoid replacing BIOS chip? Thank you,Can













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A:HP 620 BIOS Password (Authentication Failed)

@Candeh You will need to contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  http://welcome.hp.com/country/w1/en/contact_us.html When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. REO

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My Acer tried to do a BIOS update but failed.  Now all I get is a white light on top flashing.  Is there any way to recover from this?  Thanks,

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My HP notebook 15, I thought needed BIOS updates. So I tried to update, failed when restarting. Needed to do recovery and manufacturing settings. Tried to back up files not excepting any of my flash drives. Something about NFTS formatting appears. Tried calling HP. No help. Ran system test and tried to repudate BIOS. Looks like it was already up to date.

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I have a Pavilion P7-1415 desktop with H-Joshua-H61-uATX motherboard which will no longer boot after a failed Windows 10 upgrade. No video is displayed and no POST codes are generated. Removing the RAM will generate the appropriate 5-beep/flash code, but with the RAM in place, the system is totally unresponsive. The fans run and the power lights come on, but nothing is displayed on the monitor and the system does not respond to keyboard or mouse inputs. A brief web search suggests that BIOS failures of this nature are not uncommon with the Joshua motherboards. If anyone reading this has managed to recover a similar system from this state, I'd appreciate any info you might provide on how it was done.

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I flashed my Acer TC 605 from within Windows 10.  I believe that I used the correct non-Linux version.  Computer goes to re-boot and now does NOT go through POST but just makes 1 long beep and then nothing.  I have seen much discsussion all over regarding same issue with Acer computers, and how to go into bios recovery using a USB stick. Unfortunately, nothing right on point with this unit the Acer Aspire TC 605.  I have tried removing the CMOS battery, and moving the CMOS reset jumper.  I put the rom file onto a usb stick and rename it AMIBOOT.ROM.  So far, it will not load the BIOS file from the stick.  Does anyone know of a specific key stroke that invokes bios recovery?  Thanks in advance for any help!

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Hello, I tryed to update the BIOS on the machine, it seamed to have worked fine I followed all the instructions and It said the insallatiin was succesful, after a rebot I got the following message:EFI Network 0 for ipv4 (...) boot failedThan this one:EFI Network 0 for ipv6 (...) boit failed Default boot device missing or boot failedInsert recovary media and hit any keyI dont have a recovary mediaThen it displayes the boot manager window with onley the abuve network options. Origenally the machine came with windos 8.1 witch had some problems with wireless networks and other things, it was more hastle then its worth so I downgraded to windos 7 ultimate wich worked well so far. Today I decided to update the laptop, downloaded all the drivers from lenovos support site and started with the BIOS update which got me here. Any ideas how to solve this? Ps. I'm unable to access the BIOS menue, I've tryied these combanations:F1, F2, shift+F2, F8, F11, F12, insert and delete.Non of them worked.  

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I flashed my Acer TC 605 from within Windows 10.  I believe that I used the correct non-Linux version.  Computer goes to re-boot and now does NOT go through POST but just makes 1 long beep and then nothing.  I have seen much discsussion all over regarding same issue with Acer computers, and how to go into bios recovery using a USB stick. Unfortunately, nothing right on point with this unit the Acer Aspire TC 605.  I have tried removing the CMOS battery, and moving the CMOS reset jumper.  I put the rom file onto a usb stick and rename it AMIBOOT.ROM.  So far, it will not load the BIOS file from the stick.  Does anyone know of a specific key stroke that invokes bios recovery?  Thanks in advance for any help!











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A:Fix failed acer tc 605 bios flash

I would probably give this one or this one a shot.  Not sure if it would work.  I couldn't pay $210 just based on principle. A new one could be found here cheaper. http://www.notebooksolutions.ca/zc/acer-original-motherboard-ac82912-68868.html













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If it matters, I have an Alienware M17x R3. Anyway, I was having some troubles with my laptop recently, so I decided to reinstall Windows. After starting it back up, the screen was a lot dimmer than it normally is, even on max brightness. So I tried updating my BIOS to see if that would fix anything and I received the following error message when I launched the updater.

Failed to Retrieve system BIOS information.
BCPSYS block signature was not found.
Error code: -100

Also, the version of BIOS I have right now is A02, where as the latest is A07. So do any of you have any idea how I could get around this problem?

EDIT: I was able to update the BIOS, the problem was that the version I was downloading was for the R1, not the R3. For whatever reason the Dell website had it listed under the same thing, even though they're completely different. Anyways, I did get the BIOS for my laptop and it installed fine. So the initial problem is fixed, however I'm still having problems with the brightness. Any clues as to what might be causing it?
 

A:Solved: Updating BIOS failed

A BIOS should be updated only when the update specifically states that it will correct the problem you are experiencing.
Updating the BIOS blindly in the hope that it might fix the problem is never a wise move considering that a bad BIOS update can turn your expensive PC into a dead brick.

There are no settings in the BIOS which have anything whatsoever to do with the display brightness so I'm not surprised it didn't change anything.

It is more likely to be caused by a bad/corrupted graphics driver or a faulty hardware problem (the screen, or a component it relies on).
 

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Had a major disaster last night.  Tried to update the BIOS on a Pavilion H8J91EA#ABU which failed; displayed boot block updated message (or something like that - can't remember exactly) message stayed on screen for ages and then blacked out.  Now the machine appears totaly dead.  I've tried the 'Windws-Key' and 'B' key bios recovery method to no avail. Does anyone know if this function is supported on the H8J91EA#ABU Thanks 

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aspire 6930 laptop bios update failed. now cant start laptop. how can i erflash the bios. no f keys work, black screen, laptop will not boot up

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Asus eSupport popped up a 'upgrade your Bios' on my Win 8.1 laptop on Tuesday. I clicked on it and I haven't been able to get to Windows since.

I have been able to copy some of my files off to an external usb hard drive.

Is there any way I can reverse this upgrade ? I have tried several restore points, they all have failed.

Thanks !

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I went to the Dell product page for my computer - Dell XPS 8500, and ran the scan to check for updates.  3 updates, one of them for BIOS.  I ran the updates and initiated the BIOS update.  Midway through it appeared to get hung up and my machine froze.  I left it for an hour, came back and still no luck.
So I rebooted the machine and of course now it won't boot up.  I have power and can hear the fan, but no lights on the box and no screen input.
Looking though the manual and on this forum, I've tried resetting the BIOS jumpers, and removing the CMOS battery.  When I rebooted I saw lights on the box this time but it shut down after 30 seconds, and now back to the same problem.
From what I read on this forum I'm SOL unless I buy a new motherboard.
Just thought I'd check if anyone had any other suggestions.  If not, where can I get  a new motherboard for this?  The product page for my model doesn't list it as an option...

Thanks for your help!
Jason

A:Failed BIOS update - Dell XPS 8500

When did your warranty expire? If it expired less than 6 months ago, you might be able to get Dell to fix it, assuming they can get the board. They had a policy to replace a board -one time only- if it failed a Dell BIOS update within 6 months after the end of warranty. I don't know if that policy still exists.
Those are all different revisions of the same motherboard. I don't know what the differences are. They could be as simple as a different supplier for one of the components on the board all the way up to a change in the circuit layout.
Maybe Dell Spare Parts can tell you about the differences among the 3, or at least tell you which is the most recent revision,  even if they don't have the boards available...?
All three support the H77 chipset which is a key issue.
Look at your motherboard for the sticker to see what version you have now. If you can't find out about specific differences, you may want to get one that's the same version, assuming it's one of the choices available.
You should look elsewhere if Impact doesn't have the revision you want and/or for price comparisons. And always ask if the board is new, used, refurbished and about the warranty.

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Well I thought I'd update my BIOS last weekend, using a utility offered on Gigabyte's website; @BIOS (I have a Gigabyte board.) Downloaded the latest BIOS for my mobo off Gigabyte's website - version F8. However, after I chose the option of flashing from a file, selected the K8NSC939.F8 and pressed okay to start flashing... after a few moments I got a pop-up telling me it failed to flash the BIOS. I then foolishly rebooted my PC, and almost had a heart attack. The PC speaker gave me 1 long beep, 2 short, followed by another 2 medium-length beeps in each a different tone. (DAAAA-DUHHHH) I receive no video signal on the monitor at all, just a black screen with an amber LED. My question is this, is their any possible way to recover my now obviously-corrupted BIOS chip without having to order a new one or purchase a new motherboard?

I've been trying the "autoexec.bat" method from a floppy diskette, but the floppy drive light just stays on the whole time, no blinking and makes a faint noise that you have to get your ear up to the case to hear. In other words, I don't think the floppy is doing anything with it as I left it there once for 3 hours and still nothing on the screen and no apparent reboot. (The /R command should do that, right?) Some info about my setup is below:

Mobo: GA-K8NSC-939 nForce 3 250Gb
OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit
BIOS: AwardBIOS (not sure which version...)

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A:BIOS flash failed, any chance to recover?

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Hi, I've got a few z820 workstations to administer, and was attempting to upgrade the BIOS on one of them, via HPQFLASH.exe (in Windows).  The flash appeared to be going fine until the end, when it resulted in a "0x1d" error (I think..  kicking myself for not writing this down).   If I retry HPQFLASH, I now get 0x13 ("FLASH_IN_PROGRESS_WMI"), obviously because some sort of flag has been set by the previous (failed) attempt. What do I do now?  I'm afraid to reboot the thing.  Can the flag causing error 0x13 be manually cleaned up so I can have another shot at HPQFLASH?  is it wise to do this even if it is possible? Thanks for any insight you can offer  Brett

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Tried updating BIOS to latest about a week ago. It said it was successful and then I restarted. Everything then went bad. Windows 7 crashed in a loop, asking if i wanted to fix it or boot normally. It couldn't fix itself. I could get into BIOS, but resetting to default didn't make a difference. I tried booting Linux. I got ACPI kernel panic and that was it. I put backup file onto USB, loaded crisis mode and it flashed as it should. After, I have not a BIOS screen or lenovo logo or anything. Backlight is on, screen is blank, no POST. I can try to flash back to original, but it doesn't access USB, even in crisis mode. It doesn't seem to be able to use the hard drive or the optical, nor any the eSATA drives I have tried. There's no beeping. The fan turns on, the feature board lights up. Fan speeds up. Eventually it powers off. I've tried repeatedly to get USB crisis working again but it will not try to use the USB. I can even change the fan speed with the feature button, and tapping the others makes them brighten and then dim. I've tried crisis mode, fn+B and fn+R, with every possible hardware parts installed or removed in every combination I can think of. Please help

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I have a compaq presario sr5130nx and I updated the bios, while updating it froze, I left it on for 5 hours and nothing happened, so I turned it off, now when I turn on the computer it will only load to a Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0 screen. The reason I updated the bios was because I reinstalled vista.

The update i used was at this page

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=pv-66758-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=2093&product=3436820

A:M2N68-LA Motherboard BIOS Update failed

Have you tried contacting HP? I've had problems before that their Live Chat Support service was able to fix. I know nothing about updating the BIOS but I know that that service can tell you if you need to bring the computer into a repair shop.

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Hello,

I have problems with updating the BIOS of my Tecra R10J. The current version is 1.4, and I want to update it to 3.0, so i have downloaded from Toshiba web site the correct file named "P006Cv300.exe" released from 11/04/2009. This is a BIOS update ONLINE into a real session of Windows 7. Simply, right click the compress exe, click run as admin and that's all but ......... for me it said :
*"[Error] The starting of service was aborted. User does not have administrator privileges"*

see below :
http://perso.orange.fr/100mo/bioserror.jpg

I've tried it with :
- closed AV, Firewall, etc ...
- disable UAC
- Run as administrator
- Tried with an another admin account
- Safe mode (bios update does not support safe mode)
- direct local administrator session

No change. Still the message "User does not have administrator privileges".
Need help please, found nothing on Google (similar Bios problem but not solved !!!!!)

Thank you

A:Update BIOS Failed on Tecra R10 with Windows7

Did you install Win7 yourself?

I believe you need to install the Toshiba Value Added Package, so the BIOS file can read the system details properly.


ps. Did you install 32bit or 64bit?

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HP Support Assistant indicates my desktop has 2 BIOS update (ROM Family SSID 2B4B version A0.14Ap1 & SSID 8284 version F.04Ap1). My current BIOS is version A0.11 dated 24 Feb 2016.Questions:1) why does my Desktop ENVY 750-103D have 2 ROM Family SSID?2) my attempt to update BIOS through HP Support Assistant failed twice, is there another method to update?3) how do I download & save the driver and then update it through the BIOS Management?Thank you!

A:Envy 750-103d BIOS update failed

Hi, how do you do ? The correct bios is:http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp76501-77000/sp76767.exeI hope that helps !I would give a great kindness ...If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in recognition.Have a nice week !  

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Hey Guys and Gals im very new Here haha.
I need some help very badly, I'll start here:
I have recently Installed Windows 7 onto my computer and i was downloading drivers and had everything complete. I was then interested in overclocking my pc, so i thought ohh i have outdated Bios let me upgrade it.
And this is were is goes all down hill.

I had started up the bios upgrader and it got to 22% then it became non-responsive so i though that if i closed out of it and tried reopening the program that i will work properly this time, well i thought wrong. the program was telling me that it could not upgrade the bios and i was like ohh ill just restart and ill be fine, well it turns out i am not fine :-/

My computer cant get into POST and or BIOS alone.

Here are the specs:
AcerPower FH
Windows 7
2Gb Ram
Fatal1ty Sound Blaster Sound Card
Intel Pentium D 2.56Ghz
GeForce GTX 275
700w Power Supply (modular)
CD-RW/CD-R/CD/DVD/DVD-RW/DVD-R/Lighscribe 16x
145GB Hard Drive Primary
350GB Hard Drive Secondary

The mother board is : 946GZT-AM V:1.0

I really want to get this up and running asap.

Are there a couple ways of maybe recovering from this?

Please help me,

Justin
 

A:Solved: Cant Get Into Post After Failed Bios Uprgrade.

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im trying to upgrade my bios as i have discovered it's not update since 2012 but evey time i try to update it it returns that error, and the reason i want to update is that i thought mybe that would fix the fact that i dont the secure boot option in my bios nor an uefi option so i thought that updating to 2.18 version  might fix that but even if thats not possible/wont be fixed with the update i still want to update my bios.addtional info:  *my pc is acer aspire v5-271G; running windows 10 (not preloaded into it i just installed last week). **also if it's releavant my pc was also NOT preloaded with windows 8 when i bought it i just thought that might be useful.any help is much appreciated  

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Hi all,

I have just recently installed Windows 7 on the Plextor M6 Pro 128GB SSD. Everything went fine for the first few boots, and Windows will not boot up after that. The computer automatically goes into UEFI BIOS as if there is no Windows installed on any of the hard disks.

I removed the SSD and inserted it into the external enclosure and hook it up to my laptop via USB. Windows (on my laptop) did not show any removable media under My Computer. Upon firing up Disk Management, the following screenshot (Screen1.jpg) can be seen.

I humbly seek for advices of anyone out there who might be able to help me regarding this issue. I have previously successfully installed Windows 7 on all my older PC/Laptops. But this is the first time I have installed it on an SSD. My previous installation on HDD works well without issue (used it for 6 months before I reinstalled it onto the SSD). I ran into this issue twice within the same day (I reformatted and reinstalled Windows after my first encouter).

I will post whatever details required to solve the above issue. Also, any explanation and information regarding the issue as well as how to prevent it from coming back would be very useful.

Many thanks in advance!!

A:HELP!! Windows 7 on SSD failed to boot, goes into UEFI BIOS.

Hi there

In all cases ensure LEGACY BOOT is enabled if that option exists in BIOS.

1) First ensure PROTECTED BOOT is DISABLED -- this doesn't mean turning off UEFI.
2) Ensure the SSD is formatted to GPT and NOT MBR
3) Ensure your W7 install media will handle UEFI boot and install.

If you Don't want to use UEFI boot

1) Disable UEFI in BIOS.
2) Format SSD as MBR
3) Install W7 - default mode will be non UEFI.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi all,
after failed free update to W10 I try to make 100 clean install from my W7 retail dvd and hitting this error:
"Select the driver to be installed".
Can not undestand whot is going on, I did my home work and see that it's not RAID or USB3 issue.
I'm on Lenovo T410, where all USB2, and BIos/configration/HD/=AHCI.
Have W7 Pro 64.
Tried one .exe driver from their site, didn't work too.

When I boot on DVD it's OK, spinning , bring me option to install and then have this problem, I think its some driver from DVD-to-MOB???
I have totally clean hd in place, should I try to do usb install ?? Any other boot options,

Best
M

A:W7 after W10 failed install, error Bios or UEFI???

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