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bios update. Probook 455 G3. Scared to update.

Q: bios update. Probook 455 G3. Scared to update.

I bought this HP Probook 455 G3 and it has just run out of warranty which I intend to renew very soon. I don't like 8.1 or 10 so I spent more than I wanted to and I bought a new Windows 7 lappy that is a business laptop. I always do the recommended updates that I receive by E mail but one I never do which is the Bios update. The last time I did a Bios update on this lappy it wouldn't fire up afterwards. Rang tech help and after going through some troubleshooting it went back for repair. It came back working and luckliy i didn't have many pictures on it.Started from scratch and haven't had a problem since. I am now scared to do the Bios update. And.... Beofre I bought this laptop I bought a Windows 8.1 from HP direct . Hardly use it but update virus protection as necassary and last week there was a Bios update to perform. I also took out another 2 years warranty on it. Same think happened. Last week in fact. Wouldn't fire up afterwards. Again Tech help tried to help but in the end after frequent crashes it went in for repair on Friday. Good job I took out the extra warranty... I am now down to 1 laptop which I do not want to fail on me. I don't seem to have much luck with the Bios updates... Advice please? Is the Bios absolutely essential?

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I want to update the Bios of a Probook 640 G2, Win 7 Pro 64.On the HP site there is a download, for v01.02 Downloaded the SP74154 file, ran it, when asked restarted the laptop: the result I got after starting up: "The system could not find one of the BIOS Update binary files. Please make sure the correct BIN fileis located on the system hard drive or on removable USB Key under the "Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\New" folderor under the "EFI\HP\BIOS\New" folder. It may also be placed under the "Hewlett_Packard\BIOS\Previous" folderor under the "EFI\HP\BIOS\Previous" folder.[OK] Even if I made the folders and put in the .bin files, ran the SP74514 file again, I got the same message and the BIOS is not updated.Would gladly have it because we have issues with wifi not working after we undock it and take it to a conference room. So anybody has a solution???Thx!   

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A:[ SOLVED ] Can not update Bios Probook 640 G2

OK, Can you manually create a folders   EFI\HP\BIOS\Newon the flash drive, then paste N87_0102.bin there E.g.  E:\EFI\HP\BIOS\New\N87_0102.bin Then, reboot, enter F10 to update the BIOS and see if it will work ?  Can you also reboot the computer, keep press F1 for System Information. Once it opens, please copy/paste all the information here, especially product number, motherboars info and ROM version or something similar - whatever is there...  Looking forward to your reply.

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I can't update BIOS. My version is F04, i tried update to several newer, including F60, but it doesn't work. The update file seems to be OK, the file unpacks, then the programme runs, the system restarts at the end, but the BIOS is still the same.I tried on my own account and the system administrator too.I tried also do a bootable pendrive with update software, but while starting the system says, that it can't find any bootable disk. As I saw the pendrive on the file manager, there are some files on it, I mean the pendrive is not empty after doing it as bootable (of course using HP update software).

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Hi, My BIOS give the words "out of date" , but an update is nowhere to be found on the HP support site. (even after registering my machine)Does anyone have a solution? I am not a very technical person. Thank you.

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Hello, Here is the problem that I've encountered with my laptop HP 6560b. My HDD has crashed and is beyond repair. I've went into the store and bought new HDD-SSD (Samsung 840 pro). I've replaced crashed HDD with new SSD. But to no joy. During WIN7 installation I've came to part where I need to select place where I want to have my new OS. Thing is it's can't be read. So I've dig around the internet and found out that BIOS is issue with these new SSDs. So I've decided to update my BIOS. BIOS is currently on versio 68SCE Ver. F.08 I've downloaded latest version of BIOS sp62738 from HP Support Center I've unpacked sp62738.exe and started HPQFlash. Through menu I've setup FLASH for update.  Folder structure of FLASHHP_TOOLS\HEWLETT-PACKARDcontains following folder structure   BIOS   BiosUpdatewithin BIOS folder there are two more folders and some BIN and SIG files   Current      .BIN      .SIG   New      .BIN      .SIGand within BiosUpdate    CryptRSA.efi   CryptRSA32.efi   HpBiosUpdate.efi   HpBiosUpdate32.efi   HpBiosUpdate.log   HpBiosUpdate.s09   HpBiosUpdate32.s09   HpBiosUpdate.s12   HpBiosUpdate32.s12   HpBiosUpdate.sig   HpBiosUpdate32.sig I've sticked FLASH into Laptop and rebooted. I've got the messa... Read more

A:Probook 6560b BIOS issue with update from FLASH drive

When you executed the download BIOS softpaq, did you create a flash bootable key at that point? i assume you used another computer to do that? If you created a bootable usb key from the BIOS softpaq, you will see 3 files 68SCF.BINeRompaq.exegpl2.txt You can then insert the key no the laptop usb port and reboot to upgrade the BIOS. Is this what did not work?

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How long do I have to wait? I waited for like 10 min the fan was still going on and the cap lock was still blinking but nothing hapened.
My CPU started heating so I unplugged the computer.
help me plz.

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My ProBook's HP Support Assistant auto started a BIOS update yesterday. Now the laptop will not turn on. I have tried holding power key for a long time, taking battery in and out, nothing. Took it to repair, they tried a lot of stuff, didn't work. Now they say I need a new motherboard. Any cheaper ideas?

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Hello !!I think I'm in real trouble.i will explain what happened.I was updating my drivers from hp website , noticed that there was bios update for my probook...mine was F41.0 and available update was F61.0....i thought i should better update as i used to update it before.So whole downloading F61.0 there was option for Windows 8.1 and i had installed Windows 10 aniversary update....i thought that HP didn't add the windows 10...this is the latest bios it must be compatible with Windows 10 too.So after downloading it selected the option to initiate bios update on this system.Everything happened good it first backed up my current bios and then installed new one.After installing bios utility asked me to reboot the laptop i selected yes.And while rebooting mycaps lock light blinked 2 timesPower button and wifi light 1 or 2 times may be (i dont remember exactly )And after that laptop went off.Aftee waiting a few minutes i thought update is complete and i need to turn the laptop on now.So i pressed the power button and there was nothing.Not even a fan noise or hard disk noise or dvd rom noise.Let me explain what happens when i press the power button.Led of power button , wifi button and harddisk turns on for a second and then it is off again.I hear nothing, no fan noise no harddisk noise almost silent.Same thing happens when i press the power button again and again and again and again.Solution i have tired already:Take out batteryPress and hold power button for a minuteConnect ac so... Read more

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Hi I have a laptop I bought in Japan with Japanese keyboard etc. Anyways, I removed the OS and placed windows 7 on it and it works a treat, no issues at all....

When I ran the Device Doctor just more out of interest it listed many many drivers that i should update but a lot of these are sort of Japanese language keyboard updates that might screw up my system.

Some of the keys are out of sync, like the * is @ but i learnt how to remember them!

Of course I can roll back to a system restore but you reckon that is safe and fool proof, does it really 100% take it back to the way it was?

If it aint broke dont fix it, but - maybe I will have a security issue very soon if I dont update, the drivers are like 15 months old or thereabout.


A:Too scared to update....

Driver updates very rarely (more like never) contain security updates.

If it aint broke dont fix it

Stick with this thought, uninstall that comfort-ware driver program and don't worry about it. If you think you need a driver update only ever get them from the laptop manufacturer, never through one of those driver update programs.

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 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...

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I use Windows Live only for email. Windows 7 Home Premium. I have not clicked on the mandatory update.

I just spend 3 hours reading about all the problems.

Please tell me what to do.

Thanks, cb

A:Scared to do the Windows Live Mail Update

Quote: Originally Posted by abredt

I use Windows Live only for email...I have not clicked on the mandatory update....Please tell me what to do...

Don't click on any "update" links. Back up your contacts, if you have not been signing in, to a vcf file. Then follow the advice here about how to do the update: Mandatory (?) WLE Upgrade .

So far I have not been required to update. I not only use only WLMail but it's also the ONLY part of the Essentials suite I INSTALLED. I always sign in to Mail but NEVER to Messenger. I've also never upgraded to the 2011 version.

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My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers, I was told to stay away from this.


A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?

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a friend gave me his HP DV6500 Notebook to fix it. He said it made an update and then for hours nothing happened. He shut it and started again.

I could see that it tried to recover 2 times. The second time it was successful but it somehow resetted or returned the Vista to a fresh install!!! His data was locked in a previous User account, I backed it up on a usb-stick with a linux live cd.

I can't make a reinstall because now a bluescreen always appears even when I boot from Vista DVD.

ntoskrnl.exe corrupt when try to boot vista in the normal way.
How can I fix that without being able to use the repair option of the DVD?
Sorry, the title of the thread is wrong. I figured out already that the BIOS version is for an Intel. So everything is ok with the BIOS actually.

A:Solved: HP DV6500 Notebook wrong BIOS update by HP update function?

Ok, I could fix it after following instructions from this page:

The Txf-log had to be removed and afterwards I was able to use the repair function of the Vista DVD again.

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Hi Guys,

I have a REAL newbie question. I?ve tried reading a bunch of tutorials, but they?re a little over my head. I think my question is pretty basic, but after a couple hours research, hopefully someone here would be kind enough to help.

I have an M2A-VM motherboard and my system keeps freezing up, no input from keyboard or mouse, no ctl-alt-del, nothing. It freezes intermittently, but never goes more than 3 hours without freezing, sometimes freezes in a few seconds, with 5 ? 10 minutes being the average time it works before freezing. Seems to freeze more (often immediately) when I?m using the mouse than any other time, but it will freeze on it?s own, just idling, if you give it enough time.

I?ve read a few things including updating bios and downloading the latest motherboard drivers. My problem starts when I go to download the mobo drivers from this page:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

It lists 41 driver updates there for my motherboard:

41 files found

Qualified Vendor List (1)

BIOS (20) [BIOS History]

BIOS-Utilities (1)

Chipset (1)


LAN (1)

Utilities (2)

Manual (14)

And apparently I?m ?missing? these Windows Updates:

Q934062 - Important
Q936960 - Important
Q950130 - Critical
Q951550 - Important
Q951944 - Important
Q973923 - Moderate

Question #1: Do I download all 41?? Surely my machine can?t need 41 updates? How do I know which ones to download and install?

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

I have the same board on another pc.

You only need to download and install only that which would make your setup current.

You really only need to update the bios if you will be moving up to a newer processor that is not currently supported by the current bios or if the newer bios fixes a known problem.

You need the latest motherboard chipset driver. (I would install this first if you haven't already)

You need the latest LAN driver.

The audio driver you can either download from Asus or from RealTek.

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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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Trying to download these updates. Have left computer on for hours to allow them to complete. It never does. Now I read in another post don't update for updating's sake. If that is the case, how can i tell the HP Support assistant (down in the right hand corner) to ignore these?

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I have a HP 2000 Notebook PC that goes in a continue loop with a black screen.  The operating system does not load.  The fan works and the led power light is operational.  A current system check reveals the last bios update being F.20 and UEFI update being  I downloaded the most current BIOS on  an USB drive and attempted the BIOS update.  The BIOS upgrade did not recognize the usb drive and I was unable to load the update.  I downloaded the most current UEFI firmware and want to know how to upload it.  Can anyone provide some assistance?  Thank you and have a great day.

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

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

hopefully i will find sufficient answer.. thanx for anyhelp

A:Solved: Bios update or disk update?

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Hi,I have this note book since 2013 it was running windows 8.0  I try to upgrade it to woindows 8.1 with no success. And I saw someone from the forum says if revert BIOS back to old version 01.05 will do. I tried it didn't help. Then I try again to update the bios to newest ver 01.31 .Now the computer take ages to boot up. "One drive shows script err" and can't even go to Store to down load it say "Your PC isn't connect to internet..."  but my internet access and all the program is working just slow.Now what can I do? Go back to old Bios version? How? or you have any suggestion to upgrade to windows 8.1 or windows 10?Any help would be much appreciated. Stanley

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Today i tried to update to W8.1 update 1 and everything looked great until i needed to restart the laptop and got BSOD a few times (could not or did not have any chance to see any error code) until i could restore via a restore point.

My laptop is a HP ProBook m5330m and i have all the latest drivers for windows 8.1 64-bit which i got from HP's website.
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i3 2310M @ 2.10GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM: 4.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 164F (CPU 1)
Graphics: Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (HP)
Storage: 465GB TOSHIBA MK5061GSYN (SATA)
Optical Drives: JWP XQZCLYZ SCSI CdRom Device
Audio: IDT High Definition Audio CODEC

What should i do?

A:BSOD when updating to W8.1 Update 1 (HP ProBook 5330)

Sorry for thedelay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis,so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

Please could you post your dumpfiles according to these instructions here Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions .
Please use option one and use Grab all.

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In spring 2016 I changed from Windows 7 professional to Windows 10 on the HP 45420s Probook. The system was running well. After the recent major update on W10 booting time is excessive, i.e. in the order of 10 minutes. The OS seems to start correctly until the logon screen should appear. It then takes more than 10 minutes to continue and finally present the desktop. The device drivers seem to be up to date. A clean boot, which I already performed, did not solve the problem. How can I correct the situation? Thanks in advance for your help.

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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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 Brief :Product Name: Probook 4540s  (Laptop)A short description of the problem : After logging on, screen blinking untill log off or shutdown. Detailed information:Product Name and Operating System: Probook 4540s / Windows 7 64bitHistorical Problems: 2 times virus attacksConsequence: complete format as I wasn't able to use the backup copy of my original Win 8Additional Information:Machine was originally supported by windows 8Antivirus Legally installed: Bitdefender Description of the problem:After 2nd virus attack I installed bitdefender successfullyI had problem configuring video controller (VGA compatible) but each time the driver wasn't compatibleMachine was stable but after couple windows updates and restart screen blinked continuously after log on until logging out. I checked the machine behaviour after doing the following events but problem remains:Disconnecting power supply and reboot.Disconnecting battery and reboot.Reset the bois to default setting and reboot.Try to uninstall updates through safe mode but was unsuccessful.

A:hp probook 4540s screen flashes after last windows update

Hi MeroYasso, To get your issue more exposure I would suggest posting it in the commercial forums since this is a commercial product. You can do this at Commercial Forums. You could do a system restore. It would reset the update that has caused issues.Thanks. 

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My HP Probook 4540S webcam has stopped working after Windows 10 update KB3194496 was installed. I installed the HPUniversal camera Driver but the webcam still doesn't work. Prior to the KB3194496 update the webcam worked perfectly. Has any else experienced this and is there a fix?! Thanks!!

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Hey guys. I just bought a new PC for school and the HP Support Assistant program recommends an update to the BIOS. Now I know the update is available but I also know that you typically should only update if their is a problem as updating BIOS is risky if not done properly.Now since is a recommended update, I have already attempted the update and it has failed twice. I do not want to keep taking chances of messing up a brand new machine just for an update that may not even been necessary to begin with. What I would like to know, is what exactly does this update add/fix on this machine? I have already searched the Internet but have been unsuccessful in finding a description for this paticular update. If someone could please take a look at the attached screenshot and let me know what this update is for, I would be most appreciative. At least then I could make an informed decision on wether or not I'm going to attempt this update again. Thank you. 

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CPU fan failed and PC would not boot except to "fan failure" message. Fan has been replaced, but now constantly getting blue screen error BSOD, which reads "WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR" and sometimes other errors. Windows tries to boot into recovery but BSODs again and again. What I've tried:  1) Reset BIOS to defaults. DONE - same behavior after reset to BIOS defaults.  2) Tried booting from USB drives (several) using Linux recovery tools (Kaspersky, Ubuntu Live, etc.). KERNEL PANIC, etc.  3) Downloaded BIOS update from HP and created BIOS update USB. Rebooted with USB key (I turned off secure boot, etc. to allow USB booting.) - NOTHING. I tried this both allowing BIOS to run untouched  and by going into BIOS options (pressing ESC @ boot up) - no options anywhere to read/update BIOS. According to an HP Support doc, I tried updating the BIOS from w/in "HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI". The version on this PC is version  I see no option to update UEFI (Flash BIOS). Options read as follows: System Information, System Tests, Component Tests, Test Logs, Language, Exit.  What do I try next, please? BIOS: JA2 v80.35CPU: AMD A8-6500RAM: 8GB DDR3, single DIMM in slot 4.     NOTE: System came w/ RAM in slot 4. Doesn't POST if RAM DIMM is in slot #1. Is this normal?

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Hello, I have updated my HP Elite 8200 CMT from windows 7 to windows 10. In the HP driver download page, there is no BIOS update for windows 10. But I have noticed that there is BIOS update for Windows 7.  The question is, may I use it on Windows 10 ?  And in general, are BIOS updates OS dependant ? 

A:Bios update after update to Windows 10

Hi: You can pull the DOS based flash file folder out of the BIOS package, copy just the contents of the DOS flash folder to a USB flash drive formatted with the FAT file system. Plug the flash drive in a usb port, restart the PC, tap the ESC key to get the menu of options. Select the F10 System setup option to gain access to the BIOS. Select the File menu>Flash system ROM command.  Select the USB flash drive. The PC will see the files on the flash drive.  Follow the on screen prompts to update the BIOS. That way it makes no difference what operating system you are running. One very important note...I have read the installing the latest BIOS 2.29 causes issues with W10. There is a forum post regarding that... am running v2.28 on my HP 8200 Elite CMT, and have no issues at all on W10. I read that post and decided not to update the BIOS to v2.29.

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I have an Optiplex 9010 AIO. This morning I was trying to update the BIOS of my system, from A10 to A13. During the update process it showed an error: "ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer " - please see the photo below. Although the update failed on the Management Engine part, it still boots up and running OK. I tried couple of times to update the BIOS, and each time I got the same error. I tried to flash the A12 and A11 BIOS as well, A12 gives same error, and A11 has the same Management Engine version hence no use.
Any help on this is very much appreciated!

A:Optiplex 9010 AIO BIOS Update Error - ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer

Hi Stone3t,
Can you provide a screen shot showing the current BIOS version?

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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


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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Hello everyone! I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn`t find any kind of solution for my problem.Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system, which also previously was Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The installation went as usual, and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site, for my product. When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i`ve needed, i stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop, by the producer. So i proceeded to install the upgrade, restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so, but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual. At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing, things that i did not understand at the time (i have never encountered anything like that). After that my screen turned black. I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that, but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter. When trying to boot it all up again, the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else.After doing a little bit of research it appears that, somehowm i`ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something, and nothing else would work at this point. I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back, trye... Read more

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Hello all I want to stick to Windows 7 I used to keep it updated but now since Microsoft is forcing ppl to install patches for Windows 10 I am scared to update it at all. I work 16 hours a day 7 days a week.

I have thoroughly read in my free time different threads and deleted the unnecessary windows 10 patches and telemetry that were installed. Now I have a few more pending updates with me as you can see in the screenshot. I am asking about these since I installed these on my computer and work and started getting the pop-up for windows 10 on it the very next day. So I have not installed these on my home pc. I have set windows update to not install but inform me what updates are pending hence this list is still pending in my to install list. So any kind of help would be appreciated. Thanks

P.S It would be really helpful if an official thread is made to avoid windows 10 updates which is updated on regular basis and it lists the newest windows 10 file name (for e.g KB35320017 - Windows 10 popup nag screen) and what it does from the newest to the oldest

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Dear all, Since the beginning I got troubles with charging - ( 94 % plugged in, not charging). The easiest solution was just remove the battery, but not for HP Omen. I removed battery and destroyed the rubber on the bottom. I had to open the laptop, because one morning I got the massegae that my laptop is overheated and fan does not work properly. Both fans works only during the lounch, when windows works only one fan was in operations, second one never starts again. Looking for the solution in the internet I have found that this can be because of BIOS is not updated.  I pushed F2, checked the the system, everything is fine and then I installed only one version which I have found there.No massages regarding overheating any more, both Fans are working full power and very very loud. Temperature of processors is 30C. In my room 25C.  I followed all instructions, but got massege BIOS update is blocked.I downloaded the most previous version, again BIOS update is blocked.Current version of bios is BIOS version F00 04Sep14.  Can it be solved somehow?     

A:Fan works like a helicopter-BIOS update is blocked BIOS vers...

@YuraL? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REO

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Hello all, this is my first time posting here so please forgive any mistakes/oversights. I've just updated my Samsung laptop's system BIOS via their software update program, and my Nvidia GPU (GT 650m DDR3) no longer seems to work. The Nvidia control panel is still there, and it still gives me the option to select which programs use the GPU, but there is no GPU actitivity showing up. Also,I've tried playing Skyrim (which auto-detects the PC's graphics cards) , and the game no longer seems to detect the Nvidia GPU (just the Intel integrated graphics).

My laptop model is NP550PC7, with 6 gig of ram, and an i7 quad core CPU, and the OS is Window 7 Home Premium 64bit.

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

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


Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

Please navigate to:

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

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



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I have a old Tecra 9100 with years of good service, and this is my first problem, but is a great one, after a forced reboot the screen shows a BIOS block 1 damaged message. I have tried to repair the BIOS upgrading to the last version I have found, the 1.6 one, but its a Windows version (to upgrade from a running Toshiba computer I think) and when I try to run it in another computer to generate a FDD and upgrade BIOS, I cant, beacuse a Toshiba common modules message.

Its there any BIOS diskette image-archive I can dowload to perform the BIOS upgrade in the BIOS?

Thanks in advance.

A:Tecra 9100 - BIOS block 1 damaged and how to update BIOS?


All you can find is stuff on Toshiba support page. I don't know where you live but try to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider.
They have access to Toshiba database and they can obtain all this for you. Make a call and ask for help. I am pretty sure they will help you to solve this BIOS issue.

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I thought I cleaned up some malware that hit my computer last week, but it seems that there is still something on there. I would appreciate any help anyone could give.When trying to access McAfee update, an "Update Error" occurs saying, "An error occurred while updating. Please reinstall these programs: McAfee Virus Scan Plus."Also when trying to access Firefox update it says "Update server not found (check your internet connection)"When Adobe Flash plugin tries to update it says that I need to check my internet connection, and though I can access the internet, I cannot get the update to download.When in iTunes, I cannot access the iTunes store nor can I download any of my podcasts.When I try to use Internet Explorer, it says Internet explorer cannot display this page for any website I try to access, but Firefox seems to work.Malwarebytes and SpyBot scans run clean.It seems that I have something similar to what was posted about in: and have attached my hijackthis logI would appreciate any help you could provide.Thank you.

A:Can't access McAfee update, Firefox update, Flash update, iTunes store, IE, etc.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions... Read more

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HP software said there was a bios update and it ran through this one screen said it recommended backing up the bios in case of corruption and it created a partition. Computer will now not boot and as its new I dont have a recovery disk. How is it that an automatic HP update can kill the computer. Anyone know if removing the partition will solve it or if /i have likely lost everything on the C drive. Any help appreciated thanks

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Made the huge mistake of updating BIOS. Had small MOBO usb prob, and for some reason thought a BIOS update would do something. Wasn't too worried because Gigabyte touts Dual BIOS pretty strong.

Anyway, tried updating BIOS, then system would not boot, so the Backup BIOS didn't kick in. btw, the MOBO is a Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro.

So I copied the backup bios to a floppy and used the floppy to fix the main bios. OK, now computer would boot, but would freeze up after the desktop icons appear. Actually would sometimes work for a few minutes, but always froze up.

Boots OK to safe mode, even to the point of getting online, so I downloaded the old bios from Gigabyte, put them on floppy and used that to update the main bios. Same result.

Also did a system restore from XP Pro Safe Mode (because XP wrongly states that this can be undone; didn't find out that System Restore done from safe mode cannot be undone until I tried to undo!).

My tech support (ABS Computer; they rule) thinks that the BIOS is now fine, that some windows files are corrupt and a re-install will fix problem and mobo is probably fine as well. I'll buy that.

anyone have any miracle suggestions before i re-install? Is a repair install worth a shot? Really not looking forward to re-installing all my software and putting all my data back where it belongs to get my email hist., bookmarks, etc. back.

thanks - I will now write the following 500 times: LEAVE THE BIOS ALONE! even with Dual BIOS

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I have a five-month old HP Compaq Presario Laptop, which has been working fairly decently (I've had a few virus scares, and my Norton quarrentined something a twenty days ago). On HP's advice, I just updated the BIOS on my laptop. It's currently stuck at Verifying New Bios Image, and it's at 100% - It's been stuck that way for a half-hour plus. Any advice? What should I do?

A:HP BIOS Update Stuck at "Verifying New Bios Image 100%"

You have no choice but to force a reboot and keep your fingers crossed.

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I recently took a BIOS update and I later on found out that it has messed up my Notebook. File transfer speed has been riduculously slow, games and movies stutter occasionaly. Everything has changed and it does not look good. Product Info: Model: Pavilion AB522TXOS: Windows 10 64-bit ( updated to the very last) RAM: 8 GBProcessor: i5-6200U

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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If yo... Read more

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My mobo is a ASUS CUV4X.

Please Help Me


A:How do I update my BIOS and where do I get the update?

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My motherboard is GA-X38-DS4 Bios F1 First Release.
I notice on the Gigabyte site that are some bios updates.

F1 First Release.
F2 ADD new version super I/O code,Improve CPU compatibility.
F3 Enhance memory performance.
F4e Beta bios. is it a good idea to flash/update bios or not and why?
I read this in gigabyte web site...
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.

What is a BETA?
BETA describes a new version that is reliable yet may not include all the features of the final product. During this phase we are previewing new features and gathering customer input to insure our product provides the best experience possible.

Update CPU ID/Micro codes in new BIOS means?
[1] To support new series of CPUs, or [2] To support the same CPU but with new stepping.
CPU support of motherboard is consist of BIOS and hardware design, detail CPU support information please see CPU support list.

A:Update or not to update Bios?

If you are not having any problems then leave it well alone as it has the potential to kill your system if done wrong.

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

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

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

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I have recently installed windows 8 and tried to install the driver for dell 4110 . but when I tried to install the bios then a warning message appeared. which I am posting. is it danger to flash the bios for the guy like me who doesn't know lot about bios flashing.
and there are many drivers in dell website so please suggest me the urgent driver that should be installed to run win 8 normally cause I have less space in c drive,,,, so help me

A:installing bios IN DELL 4110 SCARED

You don't normally need to update the BIOS, just press Cancel, if anything goes wrong while flashing, you could brick your laptop, it's not worth the hassle.

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Hi, I saw the new BIOS version 1.25 dated ?14?.?09?.?2016 appearing on Lenovos support site. I did not check the version I was having on my system before downloading the "new BIOS", so I started the installer and the tool told me I already have this BIOS version. msinfo32.exe tells me I am having BIOS 1.25 dated 13.07.2016. So apparently the BIOS was released already some time ago and I already flashed it to 1.25. So whats the point of re-releasing the 1.25? If there are any changes of todays version compared to the 1.25 released some time ago, is it worth flashing? If yes, how can I do this if the tool tells me I am already having the latest version and it does not let me override my BIOS? Thanks and best regards,Martin

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i want to know if there is an update for the bios, because i want to use a Maxtor 80GB hard drive.

A:Solved: bios update for award bios

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hello friend..

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

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

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

Any suggestion? or perhaps solution.

Thank You.

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

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

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

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

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

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Now I don't want to shut down or restart my computer because I fear it won't boot up. This is awful. Is there anything I can do to restore my BIOS whilst my computer still works?

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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Model: HP EliteBook 2560pOriginal OS: Windows 7Current OS: Windows 7 64 bit Problem:I tried to update the BIOS using this file: Jun 2016Version F.62 Rev.A After performing BIOS update with sp76188.exe (7.7 MB) the system won't boot. No power problems occurred during the procedure. I have tried creating recovery USB Key, power up pressing Win+b, but the only effect is Caps Lock blinking and CPU fan working. Solutions for Phoenix BIOS won't work, because it isn't Phoenix BIOS, am I right? Do you have any ideas how to fix this? Best regards,macio232 

A:BIOS corruption after BIOS update

Hello, please use the link below to download the link for latest drivers Please be advised there may be chances you will loose complete data while bios recovery  please download the bios file on empty USB Stick and create USB recovery by running that file from the USB drive then follow the instructions as below: with the USB recovery media inserted on the unit  Turn off the computer.Plug the notebook into a power source using the power adapter.Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time while the computer is off.Still pressing the Windows and B keys, press and hold down the Powerbutton on the notebook for 1 second, and then release the Powerbutton and the keys.  

I'm an HP Employee.The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.Regards,Vijay

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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:
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)
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB SSD

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I have a HP Pavilion 8705 running XP. It runs horribly! I added more memory to see if it would improve my performance, but it only helped a little bit. There are no virus/malware problems so that's not the issue. Ive removed the original processor (800 MHz Pentium II) and put in a Centrino 1.0 GHz because the Pentium II was extremely slow.

I also have an issue with the start up. I get a message after the blue HP screen appears saying that my primary hard disk is faulted and it needs to be replaced. Ive ran every diagnostic program to see if there is a problem with it and no problems are found. The message started showing up after I installed the new processor.

My BIOS is 07/26/2000-VT694X-PEGASUS-None version 2.0.

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hii want update bios hp 450 notebook i visit this link: bios in tihis link is too oldmy windows is 10 please send me downlod link  a new bios for this lab top thanks

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I've taken my "out of the box" OS from Win8.1 to Win10 Pro/64 now, and I've already done a bunch of HP updates as suggested by the Support Assistant. I think there may be a few more drivers to go yet though and I'll work through those. The thing that's on my mind right now is the Support Assistant prompt fpr a BIOS update.I'm cautious about these. I've not had a specific bad experience myelf but I don't need any issues right now, and I have read of a few problems on this forum with this process, admittedly none that I can see for my specific scenario though. But, I'm kinda "if it ain't broke don't fix it" with BIOS. I'd appreciate any views/guidance, particularly if the specifics of my config are known to be a straightforward job, or known to invite problems. PC is currently on F.36The assistant is suggesting I accept F.51Ap1, which is delivered via SP72131  So...should I? Shouldn't I?If it goes pear shaped is there a way back? Thanks in advance!

A:BIOS update or not?

Hi,           There have been instances that the BIOS update installation issues occured while doing the update from Support Assistant. So check if the Support Assistant version is HPSA on your system, then I would recommend you to install the latest version from the below link and then you can try to check updates for your PC. The above link helps you to download  and this should resolve the issue if in case your are facing any issues while installing the updates.

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I had recencently accidently pulled the plug on my desktop after which when booting system the fan comes on and stays on my original operating system was windows 7 but this was totally removed by a spiteful person then  I installed windows 8.1 and then upgraded to windows 10.  please help

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I've been looking for a bios update for my pc but I cant find one that will work for windows 10 and to be honest I don't understand bios updating but heres the specs. any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

Manufacturer: elitegroup
model :c51pvgm-m
chipset: NVidia GeForce 6150 rev.a2
southbridge; NVidia nforce 410/430 mcp rev. a2
lpcio: ite it8716
bios; phoenix technologies ltd
version: 6.00 pg

A:trying to update bios need help

first of, the BIOS has nothing to do with windows. version 10 or other.
you also state that you don't understand bios updating, so why do you want to update the bios?
you could end up with a paperweight instead of a computer.
unless there is a specific piece of hardware that you can not do without, I say stay away from the update.
Just my 2 cents


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Hello everyone ;

I want to update my bios without any mistakes can cause me something , I would like to know how to update the Bios correctly , and thanks in advance .

My pc is : Hp Pavilion
Prod :KZ776AA-ABF

A:How to update BIOS

anas88, may I ask why you want to update your BIOS? HP's website will provide updates for your BIOS, when looking at the notes for BIOS version you should only update it if you are having problems.

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hi this is naveen.i am new to tech spot .i have toshiba notebook A45-s150 .. my dvd writer is not i want to format my laptop...but there is no option to boot from USB in BIOS settings... all i need to know is how to update BIOS?

A:Bios update

How to flash/update your BIOS
Note: you can use floppy drive instead of cd

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iam getting the amd fx 8350 for christmas

how do i update my motherboard?

do i download the latest bios or do i click on cpu support and find my fx 8350?

so what im trying to get at is do i click on bios and download and istall that.
or do i click on cpu support find amd fx 8350 download and install that. or both?

A:New cpu, do i update bios?

The latest BIOS version has all the fixes and support of all previous versions therefore you only need the latest version.

Check what BIOS version you have now, if you have version 1604 or higher/newer than you do not need to update the BIOS. You can see the BIOS version when you turn on the computer or when you enter the BIOS setup by pressing DEL on boot up.

If you do need to update your BIOS to version then download the latest version and extract the ZIP file to a USB stick. Then enter the BIOS setup by pressing DEL when you boot the computer and go to the Tools section and then select EZ Flash with the USB stick already plugged in before rebooting. Then select the USB stick and then the file to update the BIOS.

The manual covers the update in more detail and there is more than one way to do it too, but download the manual from the Asus support site if you don't have the paper copy and go to section 3.8.1:

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I can't find an update for my system board id 1970,my bios is f.06.......and the latest bios for laptop pavilion 15 e015tx is f.24 in hp website,please help me?

A:bios update

kspit wrote:..and the latest bios for laptop pavilion 15 e015tx is f.24 in hp website,please help me?Hi, That is the latest. Refards.

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Hi there,
Not sure if this is hardware or software issue for correct thread, could be both!
Have a sick Dell Laptop Studio 1555 that I need to get files off.
Battery wasn't charging up but laptop turned on when plugged into wall. Msg of "battery cannot be identified' came on. Had a small blue screen of death (not full screen) that said something about the driver loop - was too fast for me to read, and computer crashed.
For some reason (I did this a few weeks ago, but have since been away) I started to update BIOS. Partway through the flash (or whatever it's called) I freaked out thinking I was going to wipe all the files, so aborted. no longer starts! Laptop/fan starts, keypad lights up but screen is black/no power.
Have a stuffed it completely, or can I recover the files.
I can't tell you what operating system it is, or much about its memory, sorry.
Please direct me elsewhere if necessary...very grateful for any help.

A:BIOS update cut mid-way

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I was wondering if anyone could find a bios update for my Bios chip. I looked on manufacture website and google but could not find any.

Phoenix Technologies LTD
version: R0230Q0

Chipset PM965


A:BIOS update

Only update your BIOS if something is wrong.

So, what's wrong?

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HP support assistant shows that there is the following update:HP notebook System BIOS updateSoftpaq nunber SP74378version F.34Ap1 tried to download and install without success should I worry ?thank you

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A:BIOS update

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support Forum. No, no need to worry. Updating the BIOS/UEFI is not a critical task and I'd suggest you leave it that way for now. General recommendation I provide to users/customers is NOT to upgrade BIOS/UEFI unless they experience any kind of specific BIOS/UEFI issue. Updating just for updaing and just for using the latest verson is not solution. Any kind of update (no matter for what and who relesed it) can fix 2 issues but may introduce 10 more issues. Additionally, upgrading the BIOS (for any vendor) poses more risks because BIOS recovery is not that easy as compared to typical software updates IF something goes wrong.Upgrade/update IF you have specific issues which you know are fixed in the newer version or for some severe security issues. Otherwise, keep the existing version as long as possible. Cheers!

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The system told me there was a Bios update and I should connect the power lead before proceeding, which I did.  After a few minutes the screen went blank and I've now been waiting around a hour with an hour with nothing happening. The keyboard light is on and the on / off button is illuminated but doesn't work - I can't switch off.  Does anyone have any suggestions  please ?

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I am trying to update the bios on my computer but I am running into problems when booting from a usb flash drive. I get the error:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

I have been going about this process following instructions found here:

Solution for Updating the BIOS on Windows Vista x64 Machines (VistaJuice)

Thanks in advance for any help.


Well dark.axon,

I'm running Vista 64 also & didn't have a problem updating BIOS. See if they have a BIOS installation option that you can run from within Windows itself. They usually have about 3 to 4 different ways to update BIOS. What's your motherboard's maker & model #? I'll look it up & see if I can't find a BIOS option for you also that'll run inside Vista.


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I asked yesterday about updating the bios on my computer and was told that it was not likley going to happen for my computer a etower 667ir with celeron in it and that is fine what would it take for me to do i want to upgrade from windows me to xp the test that i ran said my bios mught not work so is there something i can do or do i need to get a new computer?

A:BIOS update

You evidently have an Anaheim 3 motherboard. There is a BIOS update for XP, but no other information on the update.


BIOS setup after you flash:

I would go here and ask about how to do the flash:

The only flash actually on e-Machines site uses a different method from what I am accustomed to. A BIOS flash is something you really donít want to screw up, so find some instructions before you try it.

I would try it only if you are going to buy a new computer rather than bypass the wonders of Win XP. Then you have little to lose if you mess up the flash and render the computer useless as you were going to buy a new one anyway. Iím personally going to content myself with Win98 a while longer Ė does everything I need.

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After updating bios 1.31 of my p50, under task manager - performance - ram, the installed ram shows 2/2 rather than 2/4. I think this is bug.

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so it says i have to update my BIOS in order for my laptop to start charging my new battery and to stop the audio/video from i was wondering is there a way i can update my BIOS without a battery that has a 40 percent charge or without a battery. anyhelp anyone???

A:Bios update help

Give me your serial number

Open up a command prompt . Click on the button type CMD , right click and choose Run as administrator . Input the commands below

wmic bios get serialnumber

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I'm running Win7 on my K53SD, and I checked the download site, and notice there was a Bios update, rev 208.
The only information given is "Support Windows8 brightness control", should I flash it or not ?
ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS K53SD

A:To update Bios or not to update Bios ?

Only if you need it.

Do you need "Support Windows8 brightness control" ?

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I need to update my bios to get my battery working but to update my bios my battery needs to work im kinda stuck help please.
the story is i bought a new battery not a dell original and it wont charge i found very simaler stories all over the internet to yahoo answers to dell forums nobody was given a solution except to buy a dell battery i dont want to do that i just want help with this one

A:I need to update my bios

EXACTLY what model Dell? Why do you need a BIOS update?

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I have an EVGA motherboard as listed below. I have never updated the bios since it was assembled back in May and was wondering if I would see a performance increase by updating it and if so how.

A:Bios update or no?

Rule of thumb is " unless a bios update address's a particular problem then DON'T update"
Updating the bios incorrectly can render the motherboard useless

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My laptop is a circa 2008 Dell Vostro 1000 with Win 7 Home Premium.  Processor is an AMD Sempron 3600+; current BIOS version is Phoenix 2.6.3.  The Phoenix website says there is a BIOS update available, but I am referred to a 3rd party site where I have to pay $30 to get it.  That seems ridiculous to me, akin to having to pay for Windows updates.  Is there nowhere I can go to get this update without shelling out any money?  The Dell website is no help - says there aren't any updates.  I have replaced the original HD with a Crucial SSD and want to try AHCI, but the current BIOS version doesn't seem to support it.   

A:Pay for BIOS Update??

The Dell the only place that you should be looking for any updates relating to hardware components.
Why are you seeking a BIOS update?

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hey guys, i'm wanting to update the BIOS, but i'm not sure how.

are there any risks with doing this? what kinds of enhancements or negatives can i expect?

A:How to update BIOS?

If not done properly you can end up with a motherboard that won't boot anymore and no way to fix it. I wouldn't do it unless there is a specific reason.

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My PC's motherboard is Asus M4A88T-M and CPU is AMD Phenom(tm)IIx6 1045T 2.70Ghz. When I try to open the EZ Flash 2 to update a new Bios version, it has no response as the "Download" is in "White" color.
The present Ver is 2403 and it was installed by MFG at Dec. 23, 2010.

Please advice how to download a newer version of Bios.


A:Bios update

Do you have a specific reason to update your BIOS? Is something not working right?

Flashing a BIOS is something you should only do as a last resort and only if absolutely necessary. Doing it wrong, or if power is interrupted, can brick your motherboard.

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Hi I just found out new bios are available
Trouble is which one ?
And of course is there an easy way to load them after download the file ?
Caveman language please
The squared one is current,
Attachment 340785
The under lined one is what shows with latest the screen shot is with all versions showing

A:Bios update available which ones :/

Download the latest one ... Extract the Folder you should have a folder called FlashBIOSOP ... In that folder there is a nice PDF file for you to Read ...

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Doing the Bios update but it has taken 4 hours already! I have read through some of the other forums and it seems the maon reason is the computer. I, however, do not believe it is my computer as I bought it in december and it is still under warranty. How long will this update take???

A:Bios update

Hi there @Rnordensson, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you are looking for help with a BIOS update. I am happy to help with this. Please post the full product number for your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? Did the update finish? If not did your computer restart properly despite the update not installing?If you did nhave problems after the update with your computer startup, try HP Desktop PCs - Recovering the BIOS to roll back to your previous BIOS. Please let me know how that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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Could someone tell me how to upgrade/access my BIOS so I can download and execute the patch for my motherboard. I also have a patch for BIOS upadte. I can access the downloads querry box but it does not download. The desktop icons are empty, unexecutable. Nothing downloads. I have the motherboard, and BIOS patch, for powersharing for a new USB scanner that will not recognize. The downloads are on my email, waiting. Drivers loaded but will not recognize. I have been told that the motherboard, a Legend QDI, needs the powershare patch. I have a PII450 Windows 98SE, clone tower. Thanks, Tom.

A:BIOS update

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My notebook shipped with DOS only. I am now using windows 10 64 bit. How to update the bios. I can see bios for windows 8 in support portal. When trying to install it says direct install disabled, but gave options to install to specified filder(adavnced users) and to flash drive which can be later flashed on boot.

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Hi all, i have a packard bell pc & the updator spftware has an update for the BIOS,, the update is version is 3.15 & looking on my ps it says my version installed is below

Manufacturer : Packard Bell BV
Product : Cuba MS-7301
Version : 1.0
Serial Number : 50424E
Support MP : Yes, 2 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4

what do you think,, leave it as it is or install the update
my system is running fine & with no problems this is why im asking,,, thanks all

A:Bios Update

what do you think,, leave it as it is or install the updatemy system is running fine & with no problems this is why im asking,,, thanks allFiggisI'm a believer in If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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Hi, I have an Acer XC-603, and would like to update it to the latest BIOS. As an I.T. Engineer I thought it would be a walk in the park for me, but I've followed their instructions to the tee, plus I've tried a few other tricks, yet no success.

I would like to load the 'P11-B0L' BIOS;Acer | Download , but doing as they suggest results in failure. I've tried placing the BIOS on a bootable USB, but even that doesn't want to work!?

Has anybody with this system succeeded where I've failed?

A:XC-603 BIOS update, can it be done!?

Your link goes to a generic Acer download page and I can't find the XC-603.

Are you having an issue that the later BIOS says to fix?

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If a sprout is factory reset back to win 8.1 from win 10. Does the bios need changing before it is updated back to win 10?

A:Bios update

Kate, welcome to the forum. No, if you didn't change the settings before upgrading to Win 10, you should not have to make any changes.  You should run HP and Windows Updates once Win 10 is installed to assure that the software and drivers are up to date. I have reverted back to Win 8.1 from Win 10 several times without any problems.  Win 10 has FINALLY been updated enough to make it stable. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved. 

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Hi all just built new system all seems to work ok now, but my Maximus vi formula bios is currently version 1102 but the latest version 1402 and a beta at 1504 ............ along time ago I was advised not to update bios if things worked but times have changed, and my board has a dedicated usb bios flashback port.

so is it safe to do ? or worth it lol thanks for any help

A:Should I Update My Bios

In my experience the only time to update your BIOS is when you have to, either through issues or CPU upgrade compatibility. If it ain't broke...

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i want to upgrate my bios.who i do systm is showing that words.
Hp d530 sff(pc816pa)
plz help as soon as posible

A:I want to update my BIOS

why do you want to update your BIOS, is something wrong. If in ant broke, don't try to fix it.

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Is there anyone that know how to update bios on abit kt7a? I have downloaded awdflash utility,bios ver 7N. I want help, not links

A:Bios update

If that's an award bios, go create a dos boot disk or download one and put the files in a floppy disk. Put the new bios file and the flash utility in the disk as well. Restart your PC with the floppy disk. In the prompt type [name of flash utility] [name of bios file] and click enter.

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laptop toshiba 7020ct

Bios update
i have downloaded the bios from the toshiba website and followed the
instructions but it does not work.

According to the instructions it says download it into a floppy and
update the Bios. They ask you to remove the laptop from the docking
station before updating. The floopy drive is in the docking station
and i dont have any thing else on the laptop except for a USB port.

Any way i tried using the docking station with the floppy in it but it
didnot work. I think there must be some way of updating please advise.

Do i have to have the boot up files to do this .Does the boot up files and Bios files have to be on the same disk If so let me know how to do this



A:Bios Update

First off, let me ask you why you are updating the BIOS. Unless you're fixing a specific problem, my advice is to forget about it. Many times, folks start out to update the BIOS, because it's newer, and end up with a doorstop!

Don't fix things that aren't broken.

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Hello, I've just recently bought a new hard drive to replace the one I got with the PC. Before the old hard drive failed I was forced updated into Windows 10 which I now run curently. I've had to manually reinstall all the HP drivers that were on the original hard drive (CoolSense etc.) but theres a problem. On the drivers and software page for the HP Pavilion g6-2260us, there's only options for this computer configured up to Windows 8.1 and none for Windows 10.  The drivers for 8.1 still work on 10 but I don't want to risk trying to update the BIOS with one that isn't right for this setup. I want to do this because the hardware is eating up 3GBs of my RAM and every online source points to an oudated BIOS misusing the RAM. The BIOS is in Legacy Mode and is version 2.7.The tl;dr1) Are there any new BIOS updates for this config? 2) If the BIOS isnt to blame for all that reserverd memory, What other factors might be at play? 

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I thought my hard drive crashed and I replaced it with a new one. It turned out to be bios. I get a message that my bios needs updating. can you help me please? I think I have a Windows 7 Bios Star T series. I cannot access windows to add more info. Thanks for any help you can give me.


A:Help with Bios Update

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