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Q: ThinkVantage System Update failed on update bios a...

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 Update, unless it is willing to buy, of your own money, a new laptop

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On my ThinkPads, I use the ThinkVantage System Update utility to keep my drivers and BIOS up to date.  Is there a similar utility for non-Think products?  Or, do we have to periodically check the Lenovo support site? I'm specifically interested in Yoga 2 Pro support.   

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I've been unable to find help for this problem on IBM/Lenovo's website, and I'm hoping maybe somebody else has run into this. Since I upgraded to System Update 2, which I had to do, otherwise the update system would not function at all - as it required the update.

System Update Error 742: System Update downloads the file and gets almost through the "installing" progress bar, then a message pops up saying, "System Update" cannot find the source folder. The command line option (/S) must use a valid source folder.

The tech guy at my computer place suggested I call Lenovo, but the last time I did that I got somebody who knew less than I do about computers. Not exactly encouraging.

A:Ibm Thinkvantage System Update 2

See if you can get help from their online support.http://www-304.ibm.com/jct01004c/systems/support/pc/

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Hi all, on May 26 there was a ThinkVantage System Update available - version 5.07.0029 - which I attempted to install, but the installer informed me that uninstalling the previous version was necessary and wasn't working and I'd need to uninstall it myself (or suffer possible operational problems) - I can't find a previous version that I can uninstall myself.  Any suggestions? Looking at the changes listed in the Readme, I'm not terribly convinced that I need this update, but that's not the issue. Any way of uninstalling the previous version of ThinkVantage System? cheers, thanks folks! 

A:ThinkVantage System Update - Win 10 - 5.07.0029 -...

Have you looked in the control panel under "programs and features"?

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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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I googled the issue and found that this could mean my system reserved partition is full and indeed that is what I found. My C: drive is a 500 GB SSD but the system partition is only 100 MB of which only 3 MB is free.

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Or is there a better way?

A:latest update failed - can't update system reserved partition

Hello Ray Lo,

Yes, potentially you can do this... But I would suggest backup of your SSD, before you try to do anything as such... WRT shrinking and moving partitions! Just in case!

One extra step enforcing security does no hurt, does it?

_nobody_

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Greetings!
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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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
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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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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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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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A:BIOS update failed

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

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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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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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A:Failed bios update on HP EliteBook 8540p

Hi Grunthos, I understand your computer comes up with a blank screen. Here is a link to BIOS settings to the default .You could also run the HP PC Diagnostics UEFI. Hope it helps. Thanks. 

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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.
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Hello,

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

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- Run as administrator
- Tried with an another admin account
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- direct local administrator session

No change. Still the message "User does not have administrator privileges".
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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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Hi guys,

Yesterday I did a fresh install of Windows 7 64-Bit and updated the laptop. The BIOS update sadly froze the PC and I had to shut it down. As one would expect... the Laptop didnt start.

When I press the poweer button, the Powerbutton and the Satellite Nameplate lights up and I get one long beep followed by two short beeps + the screen remains black.

Could someone tell me the key combination I need to press in order to enter the recovery mode to reflash the BIOS?

Does anyone know if I need a floppy USB drive to reflash the BIOS or if flashing from a USB thumb drive is possible... I dont see how I could fit a 2,3 MB Bios file on a 1,44 MB floppy disc.

A:Satellite P300-212 (PSPCCE) - BIOS update failed

Hey,

There is no BIOS recovery mode that you can enter by pressing a key combination. Therefore special BIOS recovery tools are necessary they are compatible to the notebook.

That means the ROM module where BIOS is stored can only be reflashed from an authorized service provider because the guys have special tools for this.

Please get in contact with the technicians, they will help to sort this out:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > Support & Downloads > Find an authorized service provider

Good luck! :)

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the hp message said the update was critical I downloaded and it went thru the install process... then gave error message it said Installation compete along the top then underneath it says Failed Installation  x HP Conusmer Desktop PC BIOS (ROM Family SSID 81B7)  So what do I do now?????? Update... I incorrectly entered my operating system.  it is Windows 10 Home 64 bit

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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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Ok, I updated the bios, when it was busy updating the screen just went black. I left it for an hour and no change.Restarted the PC and it does not display anything, the start button is now red and it beeps 8 times then start button goes blue for a while then red and beeps etc.Tried: (nothing worked so far)1. bios reset button as per instructions2. Downloaded the lates bios update and tried installing the DosFlash via usb What else can I try? Thanks











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A:HP Z230 Workstation - Bios update failed, Cannot restore bio...

OK, problem solved. I eventually copied the Dos Flash files to cd, rebooted machine and it worked. 

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Hi I have just attemoted to update my T530 bios to the latest release 2.67 - Relaese date 9/12/2016 and it has failed. Now I am left with a dead - bricked machine. All I have on start up is a black screen. Both volume buttons, Think light and Keyboard backlight come on for a moment on start up and it ries to look at the hard drive for 2 seconds and that is it.Machine Type   2392-APU Can anyone help with BIOS recovery? I have tried the CRISIS recovery method recomended on another similar thread, but it does not appear to work here as it appears the BIOS file is to complicated. In the mean time I would be wary of this update.

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Hi all, I just updated the BIOS (Initiated from Win10), after restart nothing than a black screen and the keyboard lighting up for a second. (Thinkpad Yoga, P40)  I tried to hard reset it (power button shutdown), again in combination with Shift-F8, drained the battery and tried again. But still dead as a dodo. Some ideas before I start the whole support procedure at Lenovo?  Many thanks in advance! 

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Hi, I have repeated experience of failed BIOS firmware update on Dell e5570. More precisely the part
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Im trying to update BIOS from 1.6.3 to 1.7.3. In the end, I have 1.7.3 BIOS version, but Embedded Controller stays on A07 instead of A11 so I got my PC into middle of versions :-( First broken thing I noticed is WiFi always turned off after wake from sleep or after startup.
Dell support, please help. I need new BIOS (and Embedded Controller) to resolve some NVMe and other issues with the laptop.
Thanks, M.

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Hey all. I updated my friends system to the f.20 bios - and it now comes up that the bios update did not succeed, and then it restarts. This is an endless loop - which never lets me boot into windows - so I cannot go back to a previous version of the BIOS. I have been reading around the forums and discovered a method to try an emergency recovery by getting the rompaq bios and holding down the Windows Key + B when I turn on the system. Just bought an external USB Floppy drive to try this emergency recovery. I tried the USB - but it wouldn't work. I am getting different results here - but not what I want. With the USB Floppy plugged in: When I hold down Win+B - the caps light flashes  for a lot longer now, it looks like it initializes the floppy drive (green light comes on for just a moment) - but then nothing - just flashing caps lock for a bit and then finally a restart again into the doom loop. It never appears to begin to read the floppy disk or search for a bios file. What am I doing wrong? What can I try? Does the disk need to be leabeled a certain way? Does my BIOS file need to be renamed? Any help would be GREAT!!!!











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A:HP 8710p Failed BIOS update - Now Endless LOOP - Trying to r...

I had a very similar experience.  Here is how I fixed it. Download sp41954.exe from here  or search for it.  Double-click on the file to launch the application.  If you are running Vista or higher, close the program, go to where it extracted (C:\swsetup\sp41954) and find the file FirmwareUpdater.exe.  Right-click on the file and select properties.  Click the Compatibility tab and select "Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".  Launch FirmwareUpdater.exe and create a bootable diskette.  If you are running XP, you can create the bootable diskette from the sp41954 directly. Power off the laptop.  Connect the USB Floppy drive with the newly created diskette to the laptop.  Hold down all four arrow keys while turning on the laptop.  Continue to hold down the four arrow keys until you see either the num-lock or cap-lock key flashing ( don't remember which).  It should be reading from the diskette.  After a minute or so, the laptop should reboot and operate normally. When I did this, I disconnected everything from the laptop and removed the battery.  I do not know if it was necessary to remove everything or not. Hope this helps.

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My sister asked me to update her laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-16N; Part number PSC0ME-01S00SEN) from Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) to Windows 8 (64-bit).
So I did.

Then I went to Toshiba's UK website to check if there were any drivers I needed to install for Windows 8. The only one was a BIOS update (to BIOS v1.70). I have no idea what the previous BIOS version number was.

So I run the update application within Windows 8. Phoenix Technologies WinPhlash starts and then halfway through the update, the whole thing freezes.

The trackpad wouldn't move the cursor or anything. I had no option but to unplug the laptop from the wall and remove the battery. The laptop is not under warranty.

Of course, now it won't turn on. It beeps once when I press the power button, but the system doesn't turn on. A couple of minutes later, it sounds one long beep then two short beeps. It then keeps repeating this "one long beep, two short beeps" sequence every couple of minutes.

I have Googled and read website after blog after forum post, but nothing works. The links to the software suggested on these websites/blogs/forums are usually dead, so I cannot try what they suggest.

The most common solution is the Phoenix Crisis Recovery Tool. I have managed to download v1.0.0.4 which is supposed to enable me to make a bootable USB key. The version of this tool that I have downloaded is meant to be for a Lenovo ThinkPad X200. I have the correct BIOS.rom for the Satelli... Read more

A:Satellite Pro C660 bricked by BIOS update that failed

Take a look into this thread:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=59637

Maybe the last comment from user *gansell1980* could help you.
Otherwise you need help from Toshiba authorized service provider in case to reflash the BIOS ROM module.

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bios update a2cn45ww lenovo g40-45 failed to install. after restarting, insydeh20 firmware update failed. os win 10 64bit uefi. thanks a lot

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A:BIOS Update failed. Battery Below Ten Precent. Dell XPS 15z

Flashing the BIOS with only 10% battery and no AC current is an invitation for making a brick. I recommend you do not attempt flashing the BIOS that way.Does the laptop currently boot to Windows or at least POST?Is the charger branded to the laptop? Did the charger ever work with this laptop?Has this battery previously worked in that laptop? How old is the battery?message edited by OtheHill

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A:BIOS update failed, keyboard and mouse not detected

Closing duplicate thread too: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1111212-bios-update-failed-keyboard-mouse.html
 

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G'day all,

As a favour to a friend, I upgraded her laptop's (model above) RAM (to 8GB) and her HDD to an 256GB SSD. After physically installing the new devices, restoring using the recovery disk, upgrading her Windows 7 x64 to Professional everything seemed fine. So I decided to apply the Toshiba Service Station recommended updates, one of which was the BIOS 2.70. Downloaded it, and pressed install... stepped through - restarted and got into the wizard where it warns me that there may be no screen, and only the blinking power indicator as activity - I then initiated the BIOS upgrade.

MISTAKE!

After 60 minutes of waiting, I powered the machine off but it won't boot - it powers up the drives but absolutely no beep codes or display - still flashing the power indicator. Bricked.

Ok - so now I google desperately for the model specific secret key codes and disk layout that will allow BIOS recovery from a USB flash drive or CD-ROM - NOTHING!

Anyone have any ideas about how to re-initiate the BIOS upgrade for this model from any of a) USB floppy, b) flash drive or c) CD-ROM?

Thanks in advance!

parameme

A:Qosmio F60 - PQF65A-05E02W - BIOS update failed!

Hi
It is really bad situation now. To be honest I?m sceptic with repair possibilities. I presume BIOS is screwed up now.

Anyway, check please http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=54395 thread. Maybe you will be able to do anything about that.
Please send some feedback.

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A:Bios update failed - Dell Precision M4600

That is NOT the issue! There is nothing wrong with the M4600 motherboards per se.
Everybody has been trying to find why when trying a BIOS upgrade, the system immediately fails with a basic "BIOS Update Failed" and no specific error code or more explanation. The answer is in the PDF document below - that is the message displayed when BIOS authentication fails!
You just have to look up the Dell Signature Firmware 'feature' that was introduced into a number of laptop incl the M4600.  Download PDF doc. That was a feature introduced per NIST requirements.
In a nutshell, they changed the way BIOS authenticates a BIOS file before it will use it to update the BIOS & EC firmware. The M4600 is in the list of "Legacy Systems" where this was introduced. Basically, these systems did NOT have the Signature Firmware when produced. 
Version A04 introduced this feature. After you install that, you will have an option to turn the Signature Firmware requirement On (default is Off). Once turned On, it can NOT be turned off! 
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I manage many, many systems for a company. I am currently sitting on 33 (yes, that many) M4600 with that exact same situation!
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Hello, I recently bought a Lenovo z50-75. A few hours ago I wanted to update my bios. It was updating and suddenly the laptop restarted and there was just a black screen. I could hear the fans running, but the keyboard doesnt work because if I press Caps Lock the light won't turn on. I searched on google and there I found some solutions (with pressing keys, removing battery, etc.), but none seemed to work.I also found something about the CMOS battery. I opened my laptop but I couldn't seem to find it. What can I do now?  Best regards, Max

A:Lenovo Z50-75 bios update failed > black screen

Welcome to the Lenovo Community Max !
 
From viewing your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual there is a motherboard CMOS battery.  Unfortunately from the illustrations in the manual it would appear that the CMOS battery on the Z50-70 is soldered directly to the motherboard and can not be easily removed.  In that case try removing the main battery pack again and then press the power button for 60 seconds or longer.  Hopefully the CMOS battery will not be able to keep up with the power drain and will clear the CMOS.  Then reinstall the main battery pack and try powering it up. 
 
For your reference, here is a link to the Hardware Maintenance Manual......
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g_z_50_series_hmm.pdf
 
If that doesn't resolve the problem then I recommend you contact Lenovo Support for additional warranty service.
 
Lenovo Support  -  Netherlands
 

Dutch 0900-654-654-0 or Email: (? 1 per gesprek)
9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday

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A:ThinkVantage disk space update error with a20m

A few possibilities spring to mind.Maybe System Update is pointing to a disk other than the one you are looking at.  Perhaps a network share or a second partition?Having too many files in the root directory can cause disk full errors when there is still plenty of disk space free.  If you have more than say 100 files and folders listed in C:\ try moving some of them into a sub-directory like C:\TEMP\.  I suspect that this might only be relavant if your disk is formatted as FAT32.Maybe the error is caused by an access limitation.  Make sure you have write access to the system update repository.




__________________________________________________I was previously employed by Lenovo but have no formal role on this forum.I am here on my own time because I like fooling with PCs, especially Lenovo ones. ALL my posts are purely my personal opinion.

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

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Hi, My G460 wont boot after i tried to update BIOS. There was an error message during the BIOS update and bad that i failed to note down the error code. After reboot, the system is not starting. The RAM light is not blinking. System starts with 3 led and then shuts itself. No display and I am not able to enter BIOS setup too. 

A:Lenovo G460 - BIOS update failed - wont boot

Default BIOS settingsGo to BIOS and press F9 save and exitUnit should boot to the OS




Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo! I dont know what Kudo does but anyway xDThere is nothing like 192.168.1.1

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A:Solved: BIOS update failed, keyboard and mouse not detected

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Hi everyone. Please help out here. I have an HP Pavilion G6-1d40ca. It crashed the other day while I was using it, and when I restarted it, it went to BIOS update. It froze while updating, and died in itself (I think the battery died, it wasn't plugged in. I never knew about BIOS update, so I wasn't expecting for the battery to die during the update, so I didn't plug it in.) Second time, booted it up (it was plugged in this time), and went into BIOS update once again. All's good, was able to use the laptop for about five minutes, then it crashed once again. Now, when I boot it up, nothing comes up on the screen. No nothing. The power button is on, the wi-fi is on, the LED light is blinking non-stop, more than 6 times than what is referred to the HP website.

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A:Failed BIOS update,HP pavilionG6 won't boot up and only black screen

Did you run a BIOS update, because it wouldn't restart into one. What exactly did the screen say that made you think it was a BIOS update being done without running it yourself (unheard of).

What LED light is blinking nonstop?

Can you boot into HP Factory Recovery: HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You can try these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which will tell you if you can boot a disk to do repairs. If so besides links to the Win7 installer to use for repairs, there are also links to HD and RAM bootable CD tests to check your hardware.

But if this cannot get traction quickly what I would do with such a new rig is call HP Tech Support and have them walk you through steps to determine if it should be returned or if there is a known issue.

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Hi,

I tried to do a BIOS update on my DX1210 last night to version 1.5,
During the update there was a write failed error message and now the system won't boot.
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I've got all the bios files extracted on to a USB key but I'm not sure what to do to initate a bios recovery?

A:Qosmio DX1210 wont boot - Bios update failed

Well, BIOS problems can be solved only by an Toshiba authorized service partner.
I assume the ROM module where the BIOS is stored, has not been flashed properly.
The Rom module can be flashed again using an special crisis disk.

Therefore I see just one real option for you: get in contact with the service guy to get it fixed.

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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?

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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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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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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).

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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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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2996 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1274 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 475738 MB, Free - 407021 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 057826U, Not Available, 1ZH3903R2PP
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:update failed due to system administrator polices

That is the question. Who is the administrator? Only an administrator can install updates.

Check User Accounts to see if you are one.
 

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A:Failed To Update System Registry..Please try using REGEDIT?!?!?!?

May be due to read/write permissions in the registry. Was it installed with administrator privileges ?
 

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Please help me. My son was on my mother's computer looking up video games and infested her computer with some nasty stuff. We had someone come in and clean up a lot of issues, but the occassional pop-up remained. The occassional pop-up is now back to a pop up every couple of key strokes while online and we have a yellow triangle with an ! that pops up letting us know that the microsoft needs to be updated. I followed the "first steps" and the microsoft service pack 3 failed. Her system is Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 2, Dell Dimension DIM4600, Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz, 2.79 GHz, 512MB of Ram.

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Tracy Family on 2008-05-29 12:41:27
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.


-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2008-05-29 18:41:50 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 510 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as Tracy Family.exe) ----------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:46:25 PM, on 5/29/2008
Platform: Windows X... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Trojans, Pop ups and System update failed

Welcome to TSF.

Go to Start->Run and type in regedit and hit OK. Go to File->Export and save the registry somewhere as a backup. Close the Registry Editor now. Go to Start->Run and type in notepad and hit OK. Then copy and paste the following into Notepad:

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\system\currentcontrolset\control\lsa]
"Authentication Packages"=hex(7):6d,73,76,31,5f,30,00,00

Save the file as "delete.reg". Make sure to save it with the quotes. Close Notepad. Double click on the delete.reg file and choose Yes to merge/add it to the registry. You may delete the file afterwards.

Download OTMoveIt2 at http://download.bleepingcomputer.com.../OTMoveIt2.exe
* Save it to your desktop.
* Double-click OTMoveIt2.exe to run it. (Vista users, right click on OTMoveIt2.exe and select Run as an Administrator).
* Copy the file paths below to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy):


Code:
C:\Documents and Settings\Tracy Family\Application Data\lmobf.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dghhk.ini2
C:\BAK325.reg
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ssyjicxq.dll
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\BM536f2c6f
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\Microsoft Windows Adapter 5.1.3214
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* Click the red Moveit! button.
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thank you
 

A:Failed to update the system registry. Please try using REGEDIT.

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

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I tried to install SP3 again on Sunday afternoon (10/18). This time logged in as true "administrator" account. SP3 still failed and the computer rebooted. I logged back in as administrator and realized windows was not working correctly. Here are the problems that I have now:

Most programs fail to execute, even simple programs. They fail with errors like "insufficient resources", or "application failed to initialize properly."

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Please correct if I am wrong.  Thanks in advance for your assistance.

A:Failed Updates in Windows Update. Want to clear update list?

This is the way I suggest :
 
Go to start > type in cmd > right click at cmd.exe > Run as Administrator.
 
Type in "net stop WuAuServ" without quotes > hit enter.
 
Type in "start %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore" without quotes > hit enter. A folder will come up. Don't close that black window.
 
Rename file "DataStore" to "DataStoreold" without quotes.
 
Go to that black screen, Type in "net Start WuAuServ" without quotes > hit Enter. After it finished you can close it.
 
Now your Windows Update logs will now cleared.
 
Thank you.

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G'day,

I'm having some trouble installing the above update. I've run the MrFixIt utility, but still get an error trying to install this update. Can someone recommend a solution to try?

This is an Asus X54C netbook running a clean install of Windows 7 Professional x64 OEM.

Regards,
Golden


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-HMV43-4VJP4-2XPD2
Windows Product Key Hash: ICzuR8ZBq92sVgVzcSnQ5UM+L3Y=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9315604-53606
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {D0A14F7A-EDF0-4626-917B-15BC07081EB5}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:Security Update (KB2709715) - Failed to Update, Code 8020000E

Solved by downloading and manually installing from here:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl....aspx?id=30103

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A:HP Notebook System Bios System Update (Intel Processors) Fai...

Hi @WildFan?, Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, I can give you the links to the downloads. HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors)Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver  Hope the helps.

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I have compaq cq60 laptop and using windows 7 ultimate 32bit. Well I have checked hp drivers & software support website and there is update available. Well now BIOS version F.32 and F.65 is now available. I want to know If I updates so wouldn't it harm or damage my windows file and personal. What will be changes made after this. Anxiously waiting for the response.

thanks.

A:System BIOS update is available.

BEFORE you make any changes, you should look through the BIOS utilities and confirm there is a way to (1) save off the current working BIOS, and (2) restore from that saved BIOS if the update goes badly. Updating a BIOS is always risky -- as I found out when I did a routine update to my Gigabyte board and it crashed. Since I was able to restore it from the saved BIOS, I was OK.

The BIOS won't do anything to Windows or any of its files, but if it fails for some reason, you will not be able boot your PC at all. So, it's very important to check the stuff I mentioned above.

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I have Paint SHop Pro and I installed it on my Vista OS desktop.
I have een using PSP6 since forever and although I have PSP 6 - 20 I prefer using ver 6.
Problem is I get an error when I start PSP6.
It says "failed to update system registry. try using REEDIT.
I am scared to death of messing w/REGEDIT.
If I click "OK" the program starts and works fine, it is just annnoying.
Any ideas short of having to use a newer PSP?



Thanks in advance!

Rhonda

A:[SOLVED] psp6 failed to update system registry (error)

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Originally Posted by lolaisbk


I have Paint SHop Pro and I installed it on my Vista OS desktop.
I have een using PSP6 since forever and although I have PSP 6 - 20 I prefer using ver 6.
Problem is I get an error when I start PSP6.
It says "failed to update system registry. try using REEDIT.
I am scared to death of messing w/REGEDIT.
If I click "OK" the program starts and works fine, it is just annnoying.
Any ideas short of having to use a newer PSP?

Thanks in advance!

Rhonda





Hi. . .

Upgrade to Paint Shop Pro vX2 (12) as soon as possible! I'm glad to hear that the possible use of REGEDIT scares you. Good move not to edit the registry keys to retrofit a product that really should not run on a system newer than Windows 98 (platform NT 4.0). Editing those registry keys under Vista could have been disasterous as many have changed under Vista as compared with Windows 98. For info, the "NT" referred to by Jasc Software, Inc., the makers of Paint Shop Pro, is the platform used by all versions of Windows since the introduction of Windows 3.1 in 1993. The basic versions of NT are:

NT 4.0 - Windows 98
NT 5.0 - Windows 2000
NT 5.1 - Windows XP 32-bit (x86) architecture
NT 5.2 - Windows XP 64-bit (x64) architecture
NT 6.0 - Windows Vista


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