My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers, I was told to stay away from this.
Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?3 more replies
So, earlier today, everything was fine. My computer was working normally nothing was acting up. While unplugging my laptop from the wall I dropped it, but nothing appeared to be wrong. A little while later I restarted my computer and it worked fine for about a minute and then everything froze in windows explorer, nothing would work, folders wont open task manager never appears start menu wont come up, nothing.
I booted into safe mode and everything works fine through there, so I looked around online and one suggestion was to update my BIOS so I tried to update from Dells Inspiron 1420 A08 to the newer A10 BIOS version, trying that in safe mode failed so I tried to boot normally and quickly do whatever it told me, when I tried it wouldnt restart (and still refuses too, I have to shut it down manually outside of safe mode) it said it couldnt update the BIOS version because it couldnt locate the image, but I downloaded it directly from Dells own website.
So then I tried to do a system restore, and I got the message:
The disk Vista (c:) has errors
Windows detected file system corruption on Vista (c:)
You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored.
So I clicked scan and fix, and nothing happens. (this is back in safe mode by the way) so I opened a command promp and typed sfc /scannow
and it scanned and found some errors but were unable to fix them. Details are located in the CBS.log
So I opened the log and I found the following:
POQ 62 ends.
2009-03-2... Read more
Hi, the first rule if you ever drop a laptop (and it appears OK) is to take the battery out, boot from the mains if all is OK turn off add battery and reboot. Now you may have damaged the MB and or the RAM seating or HDD cable connection as well as the monitor connect cable.. etc ...etc. You can see where this is heading to the shop would be my advice.1 more replies
i have a ASROCK 4CORE1333 - GLAN/M and have been trying to upgrade to the latest BIOS verison, 1.4 so i can use instant boot. i have downloaded the update but when i run i get the error: "Problem Programing Bios. Error: File ROM ID Incorrect"
any ideas why this could be? i am relativly new to this so simple answers if possible please
thanks a lot
i have also tried both the installation versions offered, neither has worked for me. has anyone had any success with this?
Hi, HP Support Assistant shows there is a BIOS update available for my HP 15 laptop (F.28Ap1). But even though everything seems to run fine, the BIOS is still showing the old BIOS version, F.23. I have also tried running the BIOS update .exe file directly on my laptop. And even though the update looks like it runs successfully, the reboot that happens from running the .exe takes the normal amount of time as any other normal reboot, and the BIOS version is not changed. Current BIOS version: Insyde F.23, 08/05/2015Current OS version: Win 10 Home 64-bit (Version 1511; OS Build 10586, 494) Attempted BIOS updates:-----------------------------1) F.25 sp73235.exe2) F.28 sp76361.exe Neither of the BIOS update .exe files I've listed above are updating my BIOS version, when I run them, and my BIOS version remains at F.23, even though both .exe files appear to run successfully, except that the reboot time takes the same amount of time as usual, suggesting that during the reboot, nothing is being done to try to update the FW in the flash. Thanks!
The latest BIOS version available for your notebook is actually version F.29 (Rev A). You can download it from this link. I would download/save that file to your computer. Then, before you run it I would suggest performing a hard reset: To Perform A Hard Reset Shut down the computer by going to the Start menu and selecting shut down. (If you have no display, hold the power button down for 5 seconds); (if the computer doesn't power on, move to the next step)Disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook.Remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook. There will be a switch/button to eject the battery.Wait at least 1 minute with all power sources disconnected.Re-insert the battery and reconnect the AC Adapter and then attempt to power on the notebook.Once you've done the hard reset, update the BIOS by running the file you downloaded earlier. Once the BIOS update is complete, check to see if it shows the new version (you can see this in the System Information utility).1 more replies
I was updating my bios for samsung series 3 and it said the keyboard and mouse will not work during the process and it did not. It started of ok, but then after three hours it just failed. However, other notifications would appear, but then after some time the screen went black and since then it has not been working or responding it boots but nothing on screen it is completely black. I have tried to sort it out by restoring it but no, it's not working. Any solutions? Please.
Thank you very much for your help.
My computer runs on windows 7.
Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more
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I am receiving this message when I run sp76205: The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated." SP76205 was just released in June 2016 and I noticed other user are experiencing the same issue with it. Please provide a fix BIOS update or explain how to run this current update...More replies
XPS13 9350 signature edition. Came with Windows 10 installed. Current BIOS at 1.3.3. SupportAssist indicates BIOS 1.4.4 is an "urgent install". Tried using support assist to install. It said "installing" and then "system will restart for finish installation". Screen goes blank, power light stays on, system never reboots. Manually downloaded the update myself, ran it, same result. BIOS is still at 1.3.3.
trying to update from 2.02 to 2.03 but it fails each time.with a popup that says "this bios is not for your notebook" current vios ID is VILG1 new bios ID is VILGP I'm certain its the correct file
Go to Solution.
Is your G500s a touch model? I only see 2.03 offered for the non-touch.
I have a motherboard from Intel D915gvwb with the intel 915 express family chipset.
When new I had bios WB91X10J.388 then shortly afterwards I upgraded to the now persistant WB91X10J.0400.2004.0922.0935 which I now seem unable to upgrade any further.
I have used all methods from express, Iflash and recovery. Have tried all versions from 388 to 1307 and 1319.
removed the bios jumper and remover the battery but still I cannot change the Bios.
Is it me!! or can anyne help I am stuck.
There is only one clue I can give in that when using the Iflash method the screen gives a message that it cannot access and update the CMOS it does seem to be locked in.
I also cannot find the Bios version 0400 to see what that did exactly.
Any help appreciated.
As you probably know, the next version listed after 0388 is 0735 and under its Release Notes it states:
? When using IFlash to update from version WB0665 or earlier to version WB0690 or greater, you must use the ?/rb? command line switch to successfully update the FIOS. The ?/rb? command forces system restart during flash update process."
I'm not familiar with IFlash so I'm not sure what it means but there it is. I hope it helps.
XPS13 9350 signature edition. Came with Windows 10 installed. Current BIOS at 1.3.3. SupportAssist indicates BIOS 1.4.4 is an "urgent install". Tried using support assist to install. It said "installing" and then "system will restart for finish installation". Screen goes blank, power light stays on, system never reboots. Manually downloaded the update myself, ran it, same result. BIOS is still at 1.3.3.
I'd suggest you don't try to force the BIOS update. You should report the problem to Technical Support in the link below. Hopefully one of the Dell rep see this thread and be of assistance.
Hello,Today I tried to update my notebook from within Windows 10 to the new version 2.37. After the setup finished, it said It'll reboot now. And then the computer shut down, not rebooted. When I then powered it up again, Thinkpad screen stayed on longer than usual, then it rebooted back to Windows. However I noticed then that the BIOS has not been updated, because that only happens during reboot, not shut down. When I checked my version number I noticed that the previous update (to 2.36) has also not been installed, the BIOS was still on 2.34, so I suspect the same thing happend last time too. I could force the update to install by manually rebooting at the end of the setup (without closing the window) but I could imagine that the same thing happened to other people too and they think they have installed the newest version while it's still an old one.More replies
I have just completed BIOS update (1.15), and my T550 WIN7 PRO constantly fails to boot. The last line shows on Safe BOOT is CLASPNP. Nothing helps, I cannot boot into windows even from a USB stick. Does anyone got the same?Any idea how I can downgrade the bios back? Is there a way to downgrade from a DOS based USB stikck?Thanks a lot!More replies
Warning that the recent BIOS update on the XPS 15 9550 caused Windows to no longer boot.
It is Windows 10 Pro with Bitlocker enabled. Startup Repair and System Restore Point fail to help. The laptop boots to a blank blue screen for about 1 min then just powers off. Turning off Secure Boot did not help either.
Reinstall the system completely from scratch appears to be the only solution
Anytime I update my notebook from HP support center all updates go through but this one. Why is it doing this and how do I fix this. Thanks.More replies
I have a new XPS 13 (Service tag 64K2KC2 ePSA Build 4304.07) that I have only had since the 16th of this month.
All has been fine until a couple of hours ago. A Dell message popped on the lower right hand corner to of the screen to tell me there was a Dell bios update. I selected to install the bios update and now the laptop will not boot.
I get the Dell logo and then a plain blue screen.
Any ideas how to recover the system?
My Hp is saying its failing to update HP system bios update (amd Processor) i dont know what to do please helpMore replies
Windows 10 has been running fine for some time, but attempt to update to Anniversary fails. The update runs fine until the point after restart where it states "The machine will restart several times"; soon into that sequence when attempting a restart, the machine switches itself off instead. When I then switch it back on manually, the update is lost and the system resets itself to the previous Windows version.A Microsoft technician worked for hours before concluding that I would have to do a full, clean WIndows 10 installation, after which all files and applications would be lost and needed to be reinstalled. I have been wondering if the faulty restart behaviour is related to the BIOS somehow, and I have had it reinstalled from HPs site with no change. So, my questions areCan BIOS be the cause? Btw, I have turned the fast restart option (under power schemes) off.I note that I got a "legacy" BIOS installed. Is UEFI available for this laptop, and would that make a difference?If I do install UEFI, will Windows 10 and applications run as before or could other issues arise?More replies
Laptop: HP ENVY dv7-7334ea Hi all, During a routine software update my laptop shut down. Now whenever I switch it on I can only see black screen and the Caps-Lock blinks twice. I've found out it's most likely a BIOS failure. Removing battery didn't work. Removing battery from the motherboards - didn't work. Windows + B at start up - don't work. I've downloaded a BIOS update for my laptop: sp68425, to try to recover it via an USB stick. I tried using the HP system BIOS update utility to create an flash USB recovery point but all the options are greyed out and useless. Nothing I've found on the forums to unlock it works. I've even tried a third-party utility software to create a bootable BIOS recovery USB stick but it failed to help as well. Finally, I tried putting the .bin file on the USB stick and boot it with the Win+B but no luck. Always the same results: Only black screen and Caps-Lock keeps blinking. Any ideas?More replies
I have a Toshiba SATELLITE L855D-S5220
Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit operating system
Processor AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.9 GHz
Just yesterday i got this message about a recommended software update, but i don't know if i should download and install it. I am afraid I may mess things up.
The current BIOS version is 1.20.
How would it affect my laptop if i just left this version without updating?
This is a shot of the message
It's a scam/phishing message. Don't click on anything on that screen or you could be downloading malware. May be a good idea to do a full scan.
According to the Toshiba support site (US) there are NO updates for your model at present.
Do you guys know of any reliable free utility that can find a bios update for above without requiring a thirty dollar subscription? It's for an old laptop from college days that I'm going to use to give skype capabilities to my kitchen table, amongst other things
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I am trying to update the BIOS and went here to use their update utility:
ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P5Q-E
However, the software Afudos BIOS update tool V2.36 will not load (3rd item of the above web page's list)!?!?
What do I do now? Any other BIOS update utility compatible to the Asus P5Q-E?
I am having these problems: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ing-start.html
You could have a corrupt file. I would down load a new copy and try it.
Here is a link to Asus for your board.
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P5Q-E
If that doesn't work here is a link to an engineering ver of AFUDOS that may work.
Afudos Engineering - Download
Try those out as the first attempt. The engineering ver will let you downgrade if you need to.
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?
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?
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 moreMore replies
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.
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?
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?
@YuraL? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO6 more replies
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.
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.
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 thanksMore replies
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
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 more4 more replies
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?
You have no choice but to force a reboot and keep your fingers crossed.16 more replies
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
i have a computer i got from my aunt, when the computer starts up, at the top of the screen it says award modular BIOS v4.51PG
at the bottom it says: 08/21/1998-ALADDIN5-2A5KKB0DC-00
i want to know if there is an update for the bios, because i want to use a Maxtor 80GB hard drive.
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I have a Lenonvo H50-55 desktop with an AMD A10-7800 APU (3.5GHz), 12GB RAM, 2 HDD's, and an Nvidia GTX 750 video card, running Windows10 Home x64. My current BIOS version is IRKT54AUS, and the latest available version on Lenovo's update page for my machine is IRKT57AUS. When I try to flash my BIOS from the downloaded update file, I get the error message in the subject. I am starting everything with Admin privileges, but that makes no difference. If it's a Lenovo machine with stock BIOS, why am I getting an "unknown vendor" message? Inquiring minds want to know TIA!More replies
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,MartinMore replies
a friend gave me his HP DV6500 Notebook to fix it. He said it made an update and then for hours nothing happened. He shut it and started again.
I could see that it tried to recover 2 times. The second time it was successful but it somehow resetted or returned the Vista to a fresh install!!! His data was locked in a previous User account, I backed it up on a usb-stick with a linux live cd.
I can't make a reinstall because now a bluescreen always appears even when I boot from Vista DVD.
ntoskrnl.exe corrupt when try to boot vista in the normal way.
How can I fix that without being able to use the repair option of the DVD?
Sorry, the title of the thread is wrong. I figured out already that the BIOS version is for an Intel. So everything is ok with the BIOS actually.
Ok, I could fix it after following instructions from this page:
The Txf-log had to be removed and afterwards I was able to use the repair function of the Vista DVD again.
I have a REAL newbie question. I?ve tried reading a bunch of tutorials, but they?re a little over my head. I think my question is pretty basic, but after a couple hours research, hopefully someone here would be kind enough to help.
I have an M2A-VM motherboard and my system keeps freezing up, no input from keyboard or mouse, no ctl-alt-del, nothing. It freezes intermittently, but never goes more than 3 hours without freezing, sometimes freezes in a few seconds, with 5 ? 10 minutes being the average time it works before freezing. Seems to freeze more (often immediately) when I?m using the mouse than any other time, but it will freeze on it?s own, just idling, if you give it enough time.
I?ve read a few things including updating bios and downloading the latest motherboard drivers. My problem starts when I go to download the mobo drivers from this page:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-
It lists 41 driver updates there for my motherboard:
41 files found
Qualified Vendor List (1)
BIOS (20) [BIOS History]
And apparently I?m ?missing? these Windows Updates:
Q934062 - Important
Q936960 - Important
Q950130 - Critical
Q951550 - Important
Q951944 - Important
Q973923 - Moderate
Question #1: Do I download all 41?? Surely my machine can?t need 41 updates? How do I know which ones to download and install?
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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.
Trying to download these updates. Have left computer on for hours to allow them to complete. It never does. Now I read in another post don't update for updating's sake. If that is the case, how can i tell the HP Support assistant (down in the right hand corner) to ignore these?More replies
I have, 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
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 126.96.36.199. I downloaded the most current BIOS on an USB drive and attempted the BIOS update. The BIOS upgrade did not recognize the usb drive and I was unable to load the update. I downloaded the most current UEFI firmware and want to know how to upload it. Can anyone provide some assistance? Thank you and have a great day.More replies
once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button. once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it. If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?More replies
once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button. once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it. If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?
I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.
Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously
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?
Argh is there ANYTHING I can do? I'm going to have to leave my computer on permanently otherwise.5 more replies
Model: HP EliteBook 2560pOriginal OS: Windows 7Current OS: Windows 7 64 bit Problem:I tried to update the BIOS using this file:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5071202&swItemId=ob_167641_1&swEnvOid=405...Released:3 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
Hello, please use the link below to download the link for latest drivers http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5071202&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4060 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
How do I reset the BIOS or update the BIOS and how can I make the USB drive boot in boot menu? I have been contacting Microsoft multiple times and they need this info to fix my problem.More replies
Hi,I have this note book since 2013 it was running windows 8.0 I try to upgrade it to woindows 8.1 with no success. And I saw someone from the forum says if revert BIOS back to old version 01.05 will do. I tried it didn't help. Then I try again to update the bios to newest ver 01.31 .Now the computer take ages to boot up. "One drive shows script err" and can't even go to Store to down load it say "Your PC isn't connect to internet..." but my internet access and all the program is working just slow.Now what can I do? Go back to old Bios version? How? or you have any suggestion to upgrade to windows 8.1 or windows 10?Any help would be much appreciated. StanleyMore replies
I bought this HP Probook 455 G3 and it has just run out of warranty which I intend to renew very soon. I don't like 8.1 or 10 so I spent more than I wanted to and I bought a new Windows 7 lappy that is a business laptop. I always do the recommended updates that I receive by E mail but one I never do which is the Bios update. The last time I did a Bios update on this lappy it wouldn't fire up afterwards. Rang tech help and after going through some troubleshooting it went back for repair. It came back working and luckliy i didn't have many pictures on it.Started from scratch and haven't had a problem since. I am now scared to do the Bios update. And.... Beofre I bought this laptop I bought a Windows 8.1 from HP direct . Hardly use it but update virus protection as necassary and last week there was a Bios update to perform. I also took out another 2 years warranty on it. Same think happened. Last week in fact. Wouldn't fire up afterwards. Again Tech help tried to help but in the end after frequent crashes it went in for repair on Friday. Good job I took out the extra warranty... I am now down to 1 laptop which I do not want to fail on me. I don't seem to have much luck with the Bios updates... Advice please? Is the Bios absolutely essential?More replies
hi, i have been hitting my head for long to get the answer of this question... and got no sophisticated answer in my google search, hopefully u guys could help me out..
well, they ask for BIOS UPDATE, gather your bios version n brand name, go for appropriate site nd have update..?
but the question that arise in my mind..(being tech student and encounter this bootstrap loader numerous times) is
BIOS IS A "ROM" CHIP, and so we must only be able to read from it..
then how is it possible to write on it and update the BIOS and more over, in my college books i find.. if u want to update your bios then u have to change your entire chip or sometime even motherboard
hopefully i will find sufficient answer.. thanx for anyhelp
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Hey guys. I just bought a new PC for school and the HP Support Assistant program recommends an update to the BIOS. Now I know the update is available but I also know that you typically should only update if their is a problem as updating BIOS is risky if not done properly.Now since is a recommended update, I have already attempted the update and it has failed twice. I do not want to keep taking chances of messing up a brand new machine just for an update that may not even been necessary to begin with. What I would like to know, is what exactly does this update add/fix on this machine? I have already searched the Internet but have been unsuccessful in finding a description for this paticular update. If someone could please take a look at the attached screenshot and let me know what this update is for, I would be most appreciative. At least then I could make an informed decision on wether or not I'm going to attempt this update again. Thank you.More replies
Hello, I have updated my HP Elite 8200 CMT from windows 7 to windows 10. In the HP driver download page, there is no BIOS update for windows 10. But I have noticed that there is BIOS update for Windows 7. The question is, may I use it on Windows 10 ? And in general, are BIOS updates OS dependant ?
Hi: You can pull the DOS based flash file folder out of the BIOS package, copy just the contents of the DOS flash folder to a USB flash drive formatted with the FAT file system. Plug the flash drive in a usb port, restart the PC, tap the ESC key to get the menu of options. Select the F10 System setup option to gain access to the BIOS. Select the File menu>Flash system ROM command. Select the USB flash drive. The PC will see the files on the flash drive. Follow the on screen prompts to update the BIOS. That way it makes no difference what operating system you are running. One very important note...I have read the installing the latest BIOS 2.29 causes issues with W10. There is a forum post regarding that... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Compaq-8200-Elit...I am running v2.28 on my HP 8200 Elite CMT, and have no issues at all on W10. I read that post and decided not to update the BIOS to v2.29.2 more replies
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 188.8.131.52: I see no option to update UEFI (Flash BIOS). Options read as follows: System Information, System Tests, Component Tests, Test Logs, Language, Exit. What do I try next, please? BIOS: JA2 v80.35CPU: AMD A8-6500RAM: 8GB DDR3, single DIMM in slot 4. NOTE: System came w/ RAM in slot 4. Doesn't POST if RAM DIMM is in slot #1. Is this normal?More replies
I have an Optiplex 9010 AIO. This morning I was trying to update the BIOS of my system, from A10 to A13. During the update process it showed an error: "ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer " - please see the photo below. Although the update failed on the Management Engine part, it still boots up and running OK. I tried couple of times to update the BIOS, and each time I got the same error. I tried to flash the A12 and A11 BIOS as well, A12 gives same error, and A11 has the same Management Engine version hence no use.
Any help on this is very much appreciated!
Can you provide a screen shot showing the current BIOS version?
Hi, 7th May, 2007
Recently, I updated the S/ws of PSC 1315 of HP, and landed into this problem of HP Director Software Update 3.0.5.001 ALWAYS failing (All other updates were successful).
Earlier, while downloading and installing the so-called latest HP S/w (382.300952 MB only !), I ran into problems - luckily, it was resolved after I searched the Internet and obtained a ?Critical Update : CIT207355-HPCOM-PATCH-v8.exe 1/1 (925.55 KB -) 947, 768 bytes".
However, Update 3.0.5.001 problem is not similarly listed out in the Web with any solution patch - in as far as I have searched so far.
After many-many emails, HP finally had to accept the truth, and they replied :
["Sunder, I would like to inform you that this is a recurring issue with the software update 3.0 and this case was forwarded to the HP R&D department and they are working on this issue."
"Sundar, I will personally get back to you as the resolution is available."]
If any member(s) of this Group has tackled successfully a similar problem, pl let me know.
Thanks in advance.
PS : I have done most of the obvious steps like downloading the latest S/ws direct from HP site etc. I have also installed .NET 2 and .NET 3 F/ws.
My PC is an Intel Dual Core, 3 GHz, 930 Processor with 1 GB RAM and 2 x 250 GB Hard Disks, and Windows XP Professional updated with the latest SP2 etc till date.
What problems are you having? Did it happen after downloading I.E. 7? I cannot find that specific update on HP's website
I am trying to get my system to reconize my new 60gig IBM HDD. It will show 61 in the bios (with incorrect cylinders, heads ect) but only 8.4 after boot up. After searching this site (by the way is great) I have come to realize that I either need to update my bios or attemp to use a "overlay" program. It's all new to me but I have contacted Award Bios for an evaluation on wich update I need (still waiting back from them). I have been looking at EZ-Disc for $19 from there site and it look like it could be a fix also. My main question (s) are should I go with the update or EZ? Does Award charge for the updates? Is this actually a fix? I did a Belarc Advisor profile and come up with this- System Model (I'm not sure what this means) VIA Tech. VT82C692BX, Main Circ. Board 693-596-ITE8661. BIOS- Award 4.51 PG 01/06/00. I'm using Win. 98 SE w/ 500mghz Celeron. Any insight would be appreciated. thanks Jason
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I do not know how many times I have tried to download the update that keeps coming up after a while of each time. The HP Update will pop up, scan for updates that are needed and the LightScribe System Update Software will come up, which I knew it would. However, everytime I try to download it, it comes back as failed. Not exactly sure why it fails? Any suggestions?
Why does this update keep failing? Is this update really needed, and if it isn't why do I not have the option to skip this update or just ignore or it whatever?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Hello everyone! I'm hoping some one can help me with a situation I have.
While recently using Nero 10's suite of programs I encountered a screen indicating several programs had newer versions and that I should update before continuing. I then updated the programs. The update process required a system reboot to complete the update, since part of the update process could not be completed while the system was running. After clicking on the "Reboot Now Button" the system went through a normal shutdown and start up process. However, after displaying the Windows 7 screen the system hung and I never saw the Windows 7 Logon screen.
At this point I powered down and restarted the computer. The computer displayed the "Windows did not shutdown properly last time" screen during the loading process. I then selected to finish booting in SAFE Mode. The computer then booted successfully and I was able to exercise the system. I then attempted to restart the computer from SAFE MODE but again encountered the "hanging" condition. I again attempted to reboot and once again received the "Windows did not shutdown properly last time" screen. Since booting into SAFE MODE hadn't solved the problem, I attempted to boot into SAFE MODE with networking. This caused the system to again "hang". In summary, I am able to boot into all but the SAFE MODE with networking capability, which reproduces the problem.
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I then selected to finish booting in SAFE Mode. The computer then booted successfully and I was able to exercise the system.Hi -Did you have an option to select "Last Known Good Configuration ..." or whatever your system usually has, as well as Safe Mode ??This is always the better option to select first if available -Or was Safe Mode (with or without Networking) your only options -1 more replies
I cannot understand the instructions. There seem to be 3 choices flash BIOS update options ... bootable diskette version, Flash from operating system version, and CD ISO image version. What do i use? Thanks.
duplicate thread - answered on other one
I know nx9030 is an old system but I just put Win 7 32bit and I'm sure I need to update bios could you provide that for me please
Cdesir. Sorry no W7 drivers or BIOS update. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=441564 REO1 more replies
I was informed that my BIOS needs updated because I installed Windows XP SP2 and upgraded my processor. Something about an ACPI compliance issue with old BIOS. I don't want to spend another $40 on this PC if I don't have to. Is this worth the expense and will it correct issues with my Java Virtual Machine and Onboard Sound?
Any help would be great!
Hi alterego71 !
Please post your system specs, see the link in my sig. We'll need the brand and model of your motherboard but having all the information right from the start will help.
A BIOS update usually corrects some very specific hardware compatibility issue. On the motherboard manufacturer's website you can read the release notes of the different versions of the BIOS. If nothing in the release notes seem to be related to your issues then chances are they're coming from somewhere else.
Have you tried uninstalling the java virtual machine and reinstalling it ?
Go to the device manager : start => run => devmgmt.msc. Expand sound video and game controller and tell us whether there's any warning sign next to your sound device. If so then double-click the device and give us the error message you'll see under device status. If there are other devices with some warning sign next to their name tell us about it. Have you reinstalled the motherboard drivers after you installed XP ? If not then this is likely to be your problem.
Since last week I have a problem with my USB port....
In short my laptop (ACER ASPIRE 5738G, running W7 Ultimate 32bit as OS) no longer manages to detect both an USB drive and an external HD of mine. Both devices are pretty old but work perfectly on another older PC of mine running VISTA. All my drivers are updated, including the USB ones.
So I went to the BIOS manufacturer (Phoenix) of my laptop and after running this tool (see link below) it urged me to flash my BIOS (Phoenix v.1.05):
Problem is that I have to pay money for that!
So I decided to visit the ACER website:
Acer | Download
But, as you can see from the link above, there are 3 BIOS updates there: do you know which one I should use?
Alternatively, how can I flash my BIOS for FREE?
Can't wait to hear from you.
Hi there .. So your USB Ports are working apart from two Devices ? Do you have any error Codes ? I have looked at the BIOS updates on the Acer Website .. The most recent one is over three years old .. I do not recommend doing a BIOS update i do not see it improving any thing .. In some cases it can make things worse ..9 more replies
Okay, i have had my computer since early 2004, and its starting to run slow on games like Battlefield 2 (getting disconnected after loading) and other games, and i have been told that i should update my BIOS, but i havent the faintest clue on what that is, or how i can update it. Can anyone please explain this to me .
edit- I have a windows XP, and a dell dimension 4600, and im looking in my dxdiag, and it says i have Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A09
Dell computer corp. A09 2/20/2004
and my SMBIOS version is 2.3
Unless you are trying to fix a problem with hardware incompatibility and for which the motherboard maker / Dell have released a fix specifically relating to the issue, you should not flash the BIOS.
It is certainly not a "recreational activity", it is normally done only when a new Windows version or such things as RAID arrays need to be accommodated, or similar events.
If a BIOS flash goes bad (and sadly a reasonable % do) then often the motherboard can be economically unrepairable, which in a Dell system means a new specific Dell motherboard of exactkly the same model or the installed Windows version will not work, requiring a new copy.
A failed BIOS flash leads to a high expense in other words, so unless you have absolute evidence it is needed, don't go there!
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.
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
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
Hi! I have problem with BIOS update 1.32 for my notebook Aspire e5 - 571g! I tried to update it to the latest version from the official Acer page. I did every step like in instruction, updated it from Windows not from DOS. When everything was done, i starded to getting BSOD "video tdr failure nvlddmkm.sys." "System Thread Exception Not Handled" "video memory management internal" when i play game or use applications. But everything works fine, when i dont play games and etc. I tried to reinstall video drivers, but it doesnt helps me and i tried to set default BIOS settings too.For information. I upgraded my Windows from 8 to 10 and i didnt have same problems. It begins from BIOS update. What i need to do? Can You help me please?P.S. sorry for my bad english
Are you sure, you downloaded the correct files?http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/BIOS/BIOS/BIOS_Acer_1.32_A_A.zip?acerid=635955932782964602&S... the only instructions is:How to update BIOS:Click Z5WAH132.exe no DOS file available...2 more replies
In spite of having used Windows Upgrade Advisor before trying to load W7 on my Dell Inspiron 1720 (32 bit running Vista), and been told that all was well, I cannot load W7 because of an error message that the BIOS needs an update. I have been to Dell's site, looked up my model and tried to down load the BIOS update. All I seem to download is the Dell Download software. I am completely lost as to what to do. Can anyone help please?
Try downloading this.
Drivers & Downloads
1. Click Download.
2. Select the second option to download it via Browser.
3. Make sure u've run the program after downloading and have successfully update/flash the BIOS using the program.
Just to make sure everything is gonna be OK,...
I've REUPLOADED a mirror for the BIOS updater for Dell Inspiron 1720 (Version: A09)
Download Link for the Mirror: 1720_A09.EXE | localhostr.com - share … anything
Tell if you have problems downloading (or other related probs)
Trying to find a Bios update for GA-5AMMC Motherboard.
Have installed XP Home but cant get USB support.
You may find what your looking for at the above link Abby I think you have to be very patient coz the server is always busy
Im on F.41 for my elitebook 8560w running Windows 10 Pro 64bit. The latest version is F.60 http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5071172&swItemId=ob_146866_1&swEnvOid=405... On the support page for my elitebook, however, they don't list any kind of support for windows 10. Should I attempt to update the BIOS at all or no? Thank you in advance.
If it ain't broke don't fix it. Is there some issue you are having that you hope a BIOS upgrade will fix?1 more replies
Product Name: HP Pavilion Slimline s5650uk
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
i need a bios for h-ig41-uatx rev 1.1 by AMI. thanks. if you need more info please tell me.
Checked their web site and there are no BIOS Updates available.
HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP® Customer Support
That is a Foxconn motherboard and you may actually locate a BIOS Update for a generic Foxconn motherboard of that model " h-ig41-uatx ". be careful as HP may have added or customised the BIOS for their systems. Flashing with a generic BIOS could turn your computer into a paperweight.
Sorry, I'm usually quite good with computers, especially HP's. And as of the moment, i don't know weather or not i need a BIOS Update. A couple re-formats ago, i Don't know where, but i had gotten a message from somewhere that i need a BIOS Update... But when i updated my BIOS on my Vista x64, it...somehow... crashed/fried my motherboard, and i had to send in my faithful lappy into HP...
Now, any-one know if i need an Update for my HP? I have my specs all filled out and all, and is it possible that it can *destroy* my laptop?
Start here: HP Pavilion dv6000t CTO Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
Then here: Windows 7 Upgrade Options for Notebook PCs
I have downloaded the correct BIOS update from Lenovo. I have followed the instructions they provided but I cannot update the BIOS. I run the application "o1wjy27usa.exe" with Administrator privileges, but nothing happens. I get a folder on my drive "C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\O1WJY27USA" with various different files inside, but that's all what happens. In the instructions it states that once I've run "o1wjy27usa.exe" with Administrator privileges I should see a confirmation prompt "Proceed with BIOS update now?". Click "Yes" to continue, but I don't !Am I doing something wrong ? Is there something else I should be doing ?I hope someone can help/assist.Thanks.
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hye can anybody here teach me how to updated my bios with a proper method..thnk you
moterboard: Micro-Star Inc. MS-6566E 1.0
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T 04/02/01
OS :windows 7 ultimate
processor : intel pentium 4 2.00 GHZ
ram : DDR 2.00 GB
Maybe this will help: Microstar motherboard BIOS updates
There are several methods and it depends on what is available or used with your system. One common method used on many systems is a BIOS routine that is run from within Windows (and many of these are OS dependent). There are other methods such as booting and running from a CD or floppy drive. The exact procedure is usually what is specified by your motherboard vendor and their install instructions.
Keep in mind BIOS updates are in the "if it ain't broke don't fix it category" unless what is in the BIOS update pertains to your specific installation (e.g. if the BIOS update only adds support for newer CPU's and you do not plan on updating the CPU the BIOS update is not needed). In many cases (most) a failed BIOS update and corruption means the motherboard must be replaced.
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
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!4 more replies
Hello, I'm trying to Upgrade my HP 240 G4's BIOS from version F.1D to F.1F, But I can Upgrade. I've downloaded the BIOS Driver from this link: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7609938&swItemId=ob_161486_1&swEnvOid=419... After downloading the Installer I have Selected "Update" first but it's showing this Error Message: "The BIOS Update is not support legacy flash method. Please select "Create Recovery USB Flash Drive" to create. Click Exit to close the Utility" I have also tried USB Flash System, but when I restarted my Laptop, my Flash doesn't get recognised or anything. Please help me Upgrading my Laptop's BIOS. Thank You!More replies
Hey everybody. Lately, I've been trying to fix my high DPC latency issues and I was about to update my BIOS to see if that would fix the problem. Unfortunately, I'm having some trouble getting the update to run. I'll provide the instructions I'm trying to follow below. I can get all the way to booting off the USB, but all my computer shows me is a blinking cursor and nothing happens. What is it I'm doing wrong? Any help is much appreciated.
Here's the PDF instructions for the BIOS update: README.pdf
(bigger thumbnails) I was doing some updates on on my HP Pavillion and a screen came up to update my BIOS. I did so with some hesitation but it seems to have turned out alright. It now boots up in less than 30 seconds and screen openings take less than 3 seconds. Definitely snappier. After doing it I did some research an it now seems like a chancy procedure. Has anybody did this before with all good results?More replies
I need to update the bios on a Tekram motherboard P6B40-A4X Pentium II
chipset Intel 440BX/ZX Rev 2. I have downloaded AWDFLASH.EXE and the update
P6BAX110.BIN It must be done in safe mode and I must make sure that memory managers like HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE are not loaded when running AWDFLASH.EXE. In safe mode I did a search and found HIMEM.SYS
in C:\WINDOWS\system32. How can I prevent memory managers from loading. How many are there in WinXP PRO? I don't want to mess up the bios. From what I understand I either upgrade it or destroy it. THANKS!
BIOS ID 09/09/1998-i-440BX-W83977-2A69KTG9C-00
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Hey I have an ASUS A7N8X-X MoBo and I was thinking of updating the BIOS, my questions are as following.
1. Is updating it dangerous, using the auto update feature? Cause I have a friend who updated his and fried the MoBo in the process.
2. Is it necesary?
3. Will it make Overclocking easier? Becase the BIOS setup I have now is not as nice as the one that came with my old Shuttle MoBo.
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ok so here is the deal..... i wanna update my bio's i have the official ones from acer.... now how do i do this without killing my mobo?
Read all the instructions carefully and follow them to the letter. If you have a laptop make sure it is plugged in and the battery is fully charged before you start, may BIOS updates will not start if you are not plugged in. If you have a UPS for a desktop machine make sure it is working. The main thing you don't want to happen is to lose power while doing the update.
I am trying to upgrade the BIOS on PC to BIOS Update [TS94610J.86A]
When I run it, however, it says it cannot proceed due to a programming or internal error.
This really isn't a Windows 7 question, but are you using the correct utility for the bit version you have for Win 7?
My system has a utility it starts from the bios to update the bios. Each motherboard seems to have different ways of doing this, so read the instructions for your motherboard. You may have to create a boot media or use some other utility.
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.
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.
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
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!6 more replies
i need to update my bios and my agp drivers, but i dont know were i can get them, or how to install them the right way, so that i dont flash the bios unsuccessfully. if i had an old version, do i need to uninstall it?
i had the updates once, but i changed my motherboard and processor.
i have a:
amd athlon xp 1600+
256mb of pc2100
ati radeon 8500
thanks a lot for your help
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Ok so I have a custom build PC. I have a Asus P5K motherboard. I have upgraded to Windows 7 due to vista sucking *** lmao. But the only problem with that is, my motherboard is not compatable with Windows 7. I keep getting the BSOD because i need to update my BIOS. What can I do to fix this..." BECIDES GOING BACK TO VISTA" ¿
Have you tried using the Asus "EZ Flash 2" utility? Here is ASUS download page for your motherboard: