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

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

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 can't recall exactly, but I think {on 2012-09-22 evening I've left this PC with at least one account logged-in with many programs running online, locked (fast user switching screen), and then found the PC non-responsive in the morning, so I had to power off it - it was frozen.}What I remember well is - on 2012-09-23, when I've turned on this PC for the first time and logged-in with my account (member of Administrators group). While it was still finishing loading the taskbar icons etc., I hit Win+L (fast user switching is enabled) and logged-in to another account (member of Users group). Right then a bunch of previously unseen "AVG Identity protection - threat detected" messages started to appear:C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - atkkbnt.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault". Then another message showed up:C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - amdtools.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ (or was it C:\Windows\system32\, don't recall exactly) - bufadpt.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Program Files\BIOS Update\BIOS Update\Award\ - BS_Flash.sys, threat name: Unknown. I doubt I have ever seen this folder before on this PC. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Games\0ad\binaries\system\aken.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - BIOS.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - BS_I2cIo.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - IOMap.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ (or was it C:\Windows\system32\, don't recall exactly) - ati2sgag.exe, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - EIO_XP.sys, threat name: Unknown. I clicked "move to vault".Then AVG asked to reboot to finish the removal. I've let it to go rebooting, but I've paused the BIOS post screen and switched the PC off so I could research about what should I do next. I was suspecting that booting process could infect the BIOS (and/or MBR).After researching online with the keywords from these messages I was still puzzled. While searching about if rebooting is risky if you suspect having a BIOS virus (especially AWARD BIOS virus), I've even found out that it's possible to infect multiple PCs, BIOSes and drives while switching them from one PC to another, and this can happen during booting process too: the boot process scared me so much, I decided to disconnect the drive and add it to another very similar working WinXP SP3 system to investigate it in as much offline/read-only mode as possible, and to make a backup image of the drive - since it has a lot of valuable data and configuration, and so that I could undo any "fixing" I make to it if I do the "fixing" wrong. I've then connected the "infected" drive together with the "clean" one, and booted from the "clean" disk (by choosing the boot disk in BIOS/POST boot order). Then I made a Macrium Free image of the "infected" drive.I've found quite a few files in Program Files\BIOS Update\BIOS Update\Award\ on the disk, not only the BS_Flash.sys file.I've then checked and found all the suspected files (mentioned above) in their locations, made a backup copy of them on a flash drive, and scanned them on - all of them showed clean.I've scanned the whole disk with AVG Free (updated via internet on the same "clean" PC) and MBAM (updated, with AVG realtime protection disabled), and with a freshly installed Avast (updated, with AVG realtime protection disabled). All these products didn't find any viruses in these files. Only Avast has found these:\pagefile.sys - win32.small-dqc [Trj] (surprising; but maybe it's because I was examining the hard drive while it was not running an operating system? i.e. AVG antivirus definitions file or virus signature files could have been left in pagefile.sys after shut down, etc.?)html.iframe-dz [Trj] and html.script-inf - I think these were in some *.txt and/or *.htm* files in Temporary Internet Files folder (I can check Avast logs to be more exact if needed)I have then decided to try and delete manually all the files that appeared in any virus scanner until this moment; also, I've deleted the whole "C:\Program Files\BIOS Update" folder. I have a backup copy of all these files on my flash drive. Some files were locked, so I deleted them via MBAM built-in fileASSASSIN, and rebooted (all while in the same "clean" PC, so the infected drive's OS had no chance to access MBR and BIOS).Then I've put the suspected hard drive back into the original PC with the Wireless network addon card removed (so this PC has no network connection now, for safety), tried once to turn it on and boot from it on 2012-10-06. I was hoping that the missing "bios", "update", "flash" and other similar files would help to not infect BIOS (and/or MBR).Windows booted successfully. After logging-in to my account (member of Administrators group), I've found this "AVG Identity Protection" message:--Threat removal completed: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\atkkbnt.sys, summary: 1 process terminated, 10 files deleted, 1 registry key deleted.--When I clicked Show details, the following showed:--Details of threat that was determined to be malware: atkkbnt.sys, time of creation: 2012.09.23, 14:10:03, full path C:\windows\system32\drivers\atkkbnt.sys, Details: 1 process terminated, 10 files deleted, 1 registry key deleted. Processes terminated (strange that these are almost all in caps characters - here are they, case-sensitively):ATI2SGAG.EXE - process ID 988, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ATI2SGAG.EXEIOMAP.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\IOMAP.SYSEIO_XP.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\EIO_XP.SYSBUFADPT.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\BUFADPT.SYSBS_I2CIO.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\BS_I2CIO.SYSBS_FLASH.SYS - process ID 0, C:\PROGRAM FILES\BIOS UPDATE\BIOS UPDATE\AWARD\BS_FLASH.SYSBIOS.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\BIOS.SYSati2sgag.exe - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exeATKKBNT.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ATKKBNT.SYSAMDTOOLS.SYS - process ID 0, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\AMDTOOLS.SYSAKEN.SYS - process ID 0, C:\GAMES\0AD\BINARIES\SYSTEM\AKEN.SYSAll registry keys deleted: hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\services\ati smart--And at the same time with the previous message, AVG messages started reappearing one-by-one with similar files found (and these files were actually created, see below):C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - ATKKBNT.SYS, threat name: Unknown.I've checked if this and other previously found files are really present in the filesystem, and noticed that they are indeed present. Interesting to note is that Windows Explorer mouse-hover tooltip on ATKKBNT.SYS shows {Description: IDS Universal Driver, company: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o., File Version:, Date Created: 2012.10.06 13:09, Size: 16,5 KB}. After checking the properties of other files from WinExplorer I've found that many of them reappeared, and many of these sys files (even the one in the C:\Games folder) show the same properties like Description: IDS Universal Driver, company: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o., File Version:, Date Created: 2012.10.06 13:09, Size: 16,5 KB, Copyright 2008-2011 AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. All rights reserved., IDS Universal Driver. Unknown OS. (32 bit version). Internal name UniversalDD.Sys, English (United States), Win32 release, AVG IDS, Avg2012VC9_2011_1223_083814(2076), SVNRev 6b3e9a0 (devel).These files are surely changed (compared to original files before infection) or new, and at the same time they are strangely similar in between.A few other files found are different in size and other properties though.As I mentioned above, afterwards other messages reappeared in the following order (some sys file names are different# than previously mentioned ones, and some are missing##):C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - CBG300N.SYS, threat name: Unknown.#C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - GemCCID.sys, threat name: Unknown.#C:\Windows\system32\ - bufadpt.sys, threat name: Unknown.C:\PROGRAM FILES\BIOS UPDATE\BIOS UPDATE\AWARD\ - BS_FLASH.SYS, threat name: Unknown.C:\Games\0ad\binaries\system\aken.sys, threat name: Unknown.C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - BIOS.sys, threat name: Unknown.C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - AmdK8.sys, threat name: Unknown.#C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - BS_I2CIO.SYS, threat name: Unknown.C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ - IOMAP.SYS, threat name: Unknown.C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ - ATI2SGAG.EXE, threat name: Unknown. - I don't see this file on disk now though.##And I don't see the previously mentioned amdtools.sys and EIO_XP.sys files in C:\Windows\system32\drivers\ now.(I don't recall, but I think I've scanned all these files with, if so, then there were no infections in them.)Afterwards, the minimalistic dialog box {"Error", "Can not load EIO.DLL.", [OK]} has shown up, and the "SmartDoctor" application has crashed afterwards. (SmartDoctor is an application that I have installed when I added an ASUS EAH4870 card to my system a few years ago.)I've checked the modification and creation dates of the subfolders in Program Files folder, and noticed that subfolder "C:\Program Files\BIOS UPDATE" has a modified date 2012.10.06 13:09, and another "C:\Program Files\z2 Remote2PC" has 2012.10.06 13:11. All other folders were older.- "BIOS UPDATE" folder got recreated (I've deleted it before, see above). But this time it had only subfolder structure "C:\Program Files\BIOS UPDATE\BIOS UPDATE\AWARD", with no files in any of subfolders though (strange).- "z2 Remote2PC" had no files or folders in it with creation or modification date later than 2012.10.05 (strange, since the folder showed modified on 2012.10.06), but I noticed the log.txt file in it which had date modified 2012.09.23 and date created 2012.09.12, and the contents of the log.txt file showed the last line "None|Notice|2012-10-06 13:13:12|None|Starting z2 Remote2PC server...$$". Perhaps it was modified directly without changing the date of file at all.I've then scanned the PC with AVG and MBAM which were present before (not updated). Nothing found.I've then put in the USB drive into this PC with standalone Avast, MBAM and AVG Free 2013 installers and their respective database update files from 2012-10-06. I've scanned with MBAM then - nothing found. Tried to update Avast, but I get an error "Can't install VPS update. Please report following errorcodes: Ver:7.0.1466, SI: 0x00000002, ST: 0x20000011, LE: 0x00000000". Then scanned with the downloaded version (virus definitions 120821-0, program version 7.0.1466), Win32:Trojan-gen, five Win32:Malware-gen items, Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] (all in the C:\System Volume Information\_restore folders, Moved these to Chest, action successful), and quite a few "archive is password protected" messages.I've tried AVG update, but it failed (perhaps because the update is from version 2013, and the version installed is 2012). Then I installed 2013 version from the USB drive (on top of the previous 2012), but I think it asked to restart (I still haven't restarted it). I managed to update the 2013 version with the new database from USB. Then I scanned the whole PC.One more thing. There is a Biostar T-Utility installed by me a few years ago in C:\Program Files\Biostar\, with 4 subfolders:C:\Program Files\Biostar\T-Utility BIOS Live Update\ (it has files like WinFlash.sys, BIOS.exe, etc.)C:\Program Files\Biostar\T-Utility Fan Control\C:\Program Files\Biostar\T-Utility Hardware Monitor\C:\Program Files\Biostar\T-Utility Over Clock\On the other hand there is also a shortcut "BIOS Update" in the Start menu Programs folder which points to "C:\Program Files\BIOS Update\BIOS Update\BIOS.exe". And Control Panel's "Add remove programs" list has "BIOS Update" in it too. I doubt I have ever installed such a program on my PC though. But my own memory could be failing... :/I haven't restarted the PC yet.So puzzled I finally chose to seek help in some malware-specialized, especially BIOS-virus/rootkit-specialized forums, and I've found nothing better than this forum.I'm so sorry for this much text and missing the log files that are required.. But I hope that at least some of the details above would help. To sum up, as I wrote in the beginning, I would want to know in this situation- 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'll be checking often and updating this post until resolved, so if you need any additional info, just let me know!Please help!.. And thanks a lot for your time.-domino loto

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

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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.

A:Solved: bios update for award bios

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I tried to booting the computer and received the Award Boot Block Bios and BIOS checksun error. It detects the cdrom but I dont have the CD. Where can I get the cd, like where to download it.

HP Media Center
Windows XP SP2
Motherboard: ASUS P5LP-LE (LimeStone)
Pentium D
I don't remember the rest.
I found the site for the motherboard.

I was having some probelms, which the computer wouldn't start at all and a really loud sound the fan made, so I called my insurance, and they came and change the mother board twice and added a new cooling fan and power supply. All this took two months for waiting for the parts and making an appoinment with the tech.

After replacing the motherboard twice the tech told me I'm gonna order new harddrive, I don't think is the motherboard or the fan. Before leaving he suggested me to call me inusrance and tell them that you want a new computer cause its been more than two months and there has been four calls already. So, I called the insurance and got a new computer and kept the old one.

A week after receiving my new computer I took the old one for repair but at didn't at the end after they told me how much it would cost me to get it fix. Now, I'm deciding to do it myself but, I boot the computer and received something about Award Boot Block Bios. I remember the tech putting a cd to the computer when he tr... Read more

A:BIOS checksun error Award Boot Block BIOS

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Does any1 have the download for this bios? cauz i dont have it and i need it to fix the pc

BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
BIOS ID: 10/28/2002-I845PE/ICH4/IT8708-P4PE
BIOS Date: 20021028
BIOS Vendor: Award Software, Inc.
BIOS Version: ASUS P4PE ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
BIOS Size: 524288
Chipset: Intel 2560 rev 2
OEM Sign-on: ASUS P4PE ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
Motherboard Model: System Name
System Name: Chassis Manufacture
System Model: Chassis Version
Base Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
Base Product: P4PE

A:Award Modular Bios V6.0 Bios Download

Custom built PC? Post the full model number and revision (rev) of the Motherboard, it will be printed on the motherboard.

If it is a Store bought PC, what make and model is it.


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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!

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How can I update my Award BIOS?

A:Solved: Award BIOS update

I am no expert, but when I needed to update my BIOS in an old Compaq, someone here suggested to go to their website and click support. Type search what you need and it should be available with instructions.

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Hello everyone, this is my first post so bare with me !!

I've been trying to install Windows XP Home Edition for the last couple of weeks without success. I've searched this forum and found some ideas from other people who are suffering the same sort of error messages I get, and have tried the suggestions put forward by other forum users. So far not so good!!
I gave in and called Microsoft and they say the problem is being caused by my BIOS and I need to update it. Unfortunately I am at best an intermediate computer user and am unsure exactly how to do this.

Can anyone help me and explain in plainest english (I get lost fast when people use too much technical speak!) what steps I need to take in order to update my BIOS.

Heres what I've got and what I've done so far.......

BIOSTAR M7VKD motherboard
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
vkd1004f (10/04/01)

I've been to the BIOSTAR web site and downloaded the vkd0319f update from the M7VKD page, and also Awd887.exe, but so far not done anything with them.

I've read people's comments about being very careful when updating you BIOS so I'm a bit worried that, with my limited computer expertise, I'm going to do it wrong and kill my poor pooter!


A:[Resolved] How do I update Award BIOS....

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Looking for password to get into BIOS to run floppy drive.
My computer will only boot from "C"

A:BIOS passwords for Award BIOS

The password was created by whoever owns the computer. Talk to them.

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The file downloaded as a 182 KB file with the filename
and subsequently unzipped into a 256 KB file with the filename

How do I run and use this file?


A:A Question About Award BIOS 12/14/2000 Update

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Hi, I was looking to update my motherboard drivers and there i found update for
my BIOS. My mobo is MSi K8N NEO4 Platinum [MS-7125] 1.0. I downloaded update for BIOS, and i got 4 files: 7125 - Text document that says what is that update doing. it says: This BIOS fixes the following problem of the previous version:
- Improve compatibility problem with nVidia graphic card
- Improve stability problem when doing overclock behavior.
Im getting a new nVidia gpu, and + my system is unstable when oc so i really need this update. I also got a exe. file, and some 160. file. when i click that exe file nothing happens. Last file i got is called How To Flash the BIOS.doc. Do i have to read that file in order to update bios?? I dont understand English very well, is FLASHING bios updating BIOS?

A:How to update Phoenix AWARD BIOS v6.00PG

Unless you are having a problem that the BIOS update will solve, I recommend not flashing the BIOS. There is a risk. If something goes wrong with the flash whether it's your mistake or a power outage or something else, your motherboard could become useless. This is a risk especially if you are not sure how to read the instructions on how to do it.

Do you have a problem that you think updating the BIOS will fix?

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

Best regards

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

Please navigate to:

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

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



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

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

Thanks in advance.

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


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

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

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

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

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ive been having probs with xp, and i think i need to disable the onboard sound on my moboard. but there is nothing in the bios that allows this to happen. any ideas?

A:Award BIOS help

go in to BIOS in advanced/onboard PCI Devices Control and that brings up Onboard PCI Audio, then disable.

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I have an ancient machine which has a major problem at the moment. It stems from the fact that I removed the CMOS battery in an attempt to reset the BIOS password which was lost. The BIOS is Award BIOS and no back door password works even though I tried hundreds off the net.
I reinstalled the CMOS after 10 min or so and switched the machine on only to find a blank screen and a continuous intermittent beeping...each beep lasting 3 secs or so....thats all it does..cannot boot to windows cannot enter the BIOS....NOTHING...
Any ideas?????

A:Award BIOS

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 I am receiving this message when I run sp76205: The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated." SP76205 was just released in June 2016 and I noticed other user are experiencing the same issue with it. Please provide a fix BIOS update or explain how to run this current update...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I 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

View Solution.

A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

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

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

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

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

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

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I need to upgrade my BIOS so my 200 MHz AMD-K6 will recognize my new 20 GB hard drive. The only problem is I can't find where to get my new BIOS? Does anyone have any hints?


A:Award BIOS upgrade

Generally the bios upgraded come for the motherboard manufacturer or the computer manufacturer.

You could probably get away with using a disk overlay if you can't find the bios. Most harddrive manufacturers offer them for download to install drives on older systems.

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My apologies if this has been dealt with before. I've spent days trying to get a Belkin F5U005 USB 2 Port USB card to work in conjunction with:

Windows 98se

Model : AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor
Speed : 351MHz
Performance Rating : PR351 (estimated)
Type : Standard

Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI USB i2c/SMBus
MP Support : No
System BIOS : Award Software International, Inc. 4.51 PG
System : System Manufacturer Product Name
Mainboard : First International Computer, Inc. VA-503+

Chipset 1
Model : VIA Technologies Inc VT82C597/597AT/598MVP Apollo VP3/MVP3 System Controller
L2 External Cache : 1024kB Pipeline-Burst Write-Thru
Front Side Bus Speed : 1x 100MHz (100MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 64MB SDRAM
Memory Bus Speed : 1x 100MHz (100MHz data rate)

Windows froze on the first attempt to install. After a lot of online research I found that this was a clock mismatch problem and I got it to install after downloading a fix which was supposed to be unnecessary with 98se.

I took every reference I could find to USB out of Device Manager, took the card out manually, restarted, shut down, put the card back in, started up and it installed normally.

The USB OPTi 82C861 PCI to USB Open Host Controller and
USB Root Hub are now showing normal in Universal Serial Bus Controllers in the Device Manager. No yellow exclamation marks are anywhere in the Device Manager.

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A:USB won't enable in Award BIOS

Normally, your USB BIOS would only be required to allow BOOTing a USB HD.

Your Belkin USB is not accessed at BOOT time, so stop fussing with BIOS.

If you have modem-->router setup, then the drivers are not required at all!

Use the Modem->Router using Ethernet cable and from the router->pcs as well.

Otherwise, modem-->pc(USB connected) requires a driver.

Does this clarify/help?

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Hi guys, got a problem, which needs to be resolved ASAP.

I'm not being able to boot from a WinXP CD. CD is working 100% fine, boot sequence is set correct. Even if I set to disable any other boot media but CDROM, GRUB still shows up. I can do fine on linux, but I need win to continue working.

A:award bios: not being able to boot from CD

hey spektrum, what you can do for now is to use a bootup disc (like for win98se) and then just run the winxp disc from there.

you can do this by using a floppy disk::
(win98se boot-up disk)

or a usb flash stick::

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does anyone know the max hdd size for the award 4.51PG
and if say it was like a 10 GIG max and i installed like a 20 gig would it even recongize 10 of it?

A:Award bios 4.51PG

It depends on what version date you have on it, since it is a flashable bios.. If you find a drive it doesn't support you should be able to flash it. Newest is from Oct 2002 here:

but I wouldn't flash it unless you definately had too. Better find out the model of your motherboard as well since the manufaturer may have made a few changes to the generic bios.

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first of all , please forgive me if this is a re - post . before this thread gets modified, please point me to a helpful post instead .

so , I ' m trying to install windows xp on a very old p3 with no usb port on the casing . so , i have to use an external hardware ( please see screenshot ) to be able to use usb . i ' ve verified the usb to be bootable . but the problem now is the BIOS doesn ' t seem to show the option to boot from USB ( screenshot ) . i ' m not able to use CD / DVD to boot since the upper IDE slot is not working - fixing it is not an option for me . the hardware to use USB must be okey ( already checked with replacements ) . the HDD is blank so i can ' t enter windows to update BIOS either . any help in this situation would be really appreciable . thanks in advance .

A:P3 Award BIOS Has No Usb Boot Option

USB not showing on boot menu

USB boot support came way after P3's went to market...

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I have a couple of years old hp I am rebuilding for a friend. The model is an Pavilion m8124n with an OEM Asus mobo. I just went to test it before installing it back into its case using the bare minimum (processor, heatsink, monitor, psu, one stick of ram and a keyboard). As I powered it on, it began beeping. One short beep followed by one long beep then a short pause then it repeats. I did not see anything on the monitor.

I tried to google the code but was unsuccessful. I need to know what the issue is whether be ram, video or mobo.

Please help!!!

Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra2) HP Pavilion Media Center TV m8124n Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (Canada - English)#

A:Award BIOS Post Codes

i seen this before it is the hard drive

let me get the correct web page

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Sometimes when I install drivers I get the message that my BIOS is out of date (including updates from AMD) if I go to the Phoenix site it says go to the motherboard manufacturer or run Biosagent if you use this you pay for the update but you do get this info so is it worth e-mail gateway support, using the boisagent or just leave well alone.
Info from biosagent
BIOS Type: Phoenix-Award
BIOS Date: August 18th 2006
BIOS ID: 08/18/2006-C51PVGM-GB-6A61HE1BC-00-None
BIOS OEM: C51PVGM-GB V1.0 081806 - 6.00 PG
Chipset: Athlon 1100 rev 0
SuperIO: Unknown
Manufacturer: Gateway
Motherboard: GM5046B
System onfo
OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Gateway
System Model GM5046B
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 18/08/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.2
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"
User Name PaulGeorgeBa-PC\George
Time Zone GMT Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.89 GB
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A:Award winning BIOS opinion

I checked out the BIOS Agent update, and researched it, and there are alot of complaints that the "update BIOS" is usually the same one that is available for free from the OEM, or in some cases, has bricked a system.

I suggest you not spend the money on a BIOS Agent subscription, and instead go to your OEM, and see if there is a BIOS update for your system.

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I'm trying to install a Quantum Fireball model LCT15 (15gig) hard drive into a system with a Matsonic motherboard with an Award version 4.51 BIOS. Questions:

1. Do I need to download and install utility to flash the bios?
2. If do I set it up? The system sees it, but it locks at "verifying dma data".
3. If I do need to flash the bios...can someone point me to the flash upgrade on the net?



A:Matsonic with Award 4.51pg Bios

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My mums computer has all of a sudden been getting a Phonix - AwardBios V6.00PG page when starts. It has all the usual stuff in it about hardware etc but has never done this before? It has a "Press F2 to continue" and a " Press F1 to enter set up" at the bottom.
When you press F2 it then goes to a selection of 2 what i think are operating systems to use to bootup. Yet it onlyhas the 1 on the HD.
I am lost here.
Thanks in Advance

A:Phonix Award Bios on bootup?

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Hey, I keep getting a screen that says Award BIOS on it, some sort of setup screen every time I turn my pc on.

It has options for 2 different cpu speeds to be selected each time, with various other options associated with the F1, F2 etc buttons.
I manage to get past the screen by saving settings and xp loads as normal, but no matter what I do, it keeps coming on each time I startup the PC.

What's going on?


-Athlon xp2200+ 1.36Ghz
-30.6 GB HD remaining out of 80GB
-nvidia geForce 4ti4200 128mb graphics card
-ASUS A7v333 motherboard

A:Award BIOS screen on startup

Open the System Configuration Utility and check your boot paths

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I just purchased a 30 gig ata 100 maxtor hdd.The award bios on my m7vkb biostar board is june of 2000.Auto detect worked fine??The drive went in as lba/30737mb.Thats the same as default.I used maxblast to make 1 partition.I inserted a win98 boot disk to get the cdrom driver,typed 'setup' and then windows said '30,706,386,512 bytes'=28.5 gigs. 30,737,000,000 is what I thought it should say.What happened to 21mb?
Is it the fat system that rounds these numbers off to suit the windows operating system,or did I do something wrong? Another thing is I have 16mb clusters.How would I change them to 32 mb? Would 32 give better performance? My bios is so up to date that I can't enter any settings on the ide devices manually except access mode.The drive shows up as a generic ide disk also.HELP!!!I know a little about computers but I don't know alot more.

A:cylinders and sectors on award bios

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Oh no...
A friends pc, with bios password. I've replaced the battery to get rid of the password. Pc gives one long and three short beeps while booting, and stops after that. I've checked the videocard - without success.
Who can help me out of this?

A:award bios beep code

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

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


A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

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

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You'll need these utilities: cbrom205.exe, bmp2epa.exe
A simple search should lead you to something.

Everytime your PC starts you may be forced to see a full screen logo of the manufacturer of your motherboard or PC; I'm not talking about the loading screen either which you can change in Windows anyways. Well say no more to these advertising billboards and customize your own logos. If you have a mobo that uses Award bios(mine is version 6 and I don't know if this mod works for previous versions) and are getting tired of the same old logo when your PC starts, follow my MOD, if you want to call it that.

Note: I just learned this a few minutes ago so do this at your own risk. :blackeye:

As always, back up your current bios, but you should be able to download them if you don't want to back them up. I certainly don't backup mine.

There are many versions of cbrom and I just happened to use cbrom205.

First step is to make a bitmap logo that's 640x480 8 bit and make sure you save it as .bmp. The file size of my logo was 300kb so make yours the same until everything works out fine. For simplicity, put cbrom205.exe, your bios file and the bitmap file in the same directory. In a dos prompt, change to the directory where the files are located. Type cbrom205 [your bios file] /logo [your bitmap file]. If everything worked out, you shouldn't see any error message. Basically what this does is replace the old logo with the new o... Read more

A:motherboards with Award bios: change your logos

Originally posted by erwin1978
Note: I just learned this a few minutes ago so do this at your own risk. Click to expand...

What is the source of your info?

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For the last 2-3 months, I've been using my newly build computer without a hitch. Yesterday, went to fire it up and nothing a split second of juice then nothing. Opened up the case and read the error code on the motherboard AW9D-Max.

The error code 8.2. means "Enable ATX Power Supply". Unfortunately, this discription is terribly vauge....did my power supply crap out on me? Can you have a bad power supply and still have some juice running to it?

I'm starting to think that the answer can only be found by someone else who had to deal with this...getting nowhere fast with Abit.

Power Supply: Antec Neo HE550

A:Post Code 8.2. (abit award bios)

2 posts on this problem mmarshall

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Ok so ive been here several times over the past 2 or so years with this same issue, and every time I think I have it solved but to no avail. here is the issue:
my computer was working fine one night and in the morning it wouldnt start. I click the power button and everthing sounds fine until Its suppost to give a single beep, but insted it gives me 1 long and 2 short beeps. I have an Award bios, and when I went to check out what this means, it says it:
"Indicates a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information"

so im not sure what this means other than the video card is bad. the video card is pretty new and before I go any further i guess I should say that the last time this happend, I fixed it by resetting my cpu. and before you say it, yes I have already tried this.

A:1 long beep 2 short? (award bios)


Sounds like the video card bit the bullet :dead:

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When this PC has sat in a releativly cool enviroment, it will boot up just fine. But let it get warmed up good, say having it on for 5-8 minutes and it will not boot up!

It gives the "Award Boot Block BIOS V1.0" and will not go any further.

The BIOS is "Award Modular" Version 6.00P

Do I have a chipset problem? Do I just need to update the BIOS?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

A:Award Boot Block BIOS Error

Correction to BIOS Version above: should read 6.00PG

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I recently turned on my pc and it went straight to the award bios instead of windows desktop. It was on the advanced tab. In the middle of the screen was a square that said in it: "manual" and below it, it said "2400". To the right, there's a message that says something about me having to choose the cpu speed due to a new cpu being installed. But I haven't installed anything.

In order for me to work on my pc, I have to select either "manual" or "2400", exit and save changes. Then the pc works fine. But I have to do this every single time I power up my pc. I also noticed the date and time are incorrect in windows and bios. Went to bios and adjusted both. No luck. Did a system restore-no luck.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
specs: Windows XP Pro/asus p4pe-x mb/2.4ghz p4/1gb ddr 333 ram/80gb maxtor hd and 60gb western digital hd.

A:pc goes into award bios instead of windows/fans below threshold

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Sounds like you may have a dead cmos battery. Replace it and see if that helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Award Software, INC.

xp pro sp2 old puter BSOD long ago.(SystemRoots\System32\config\SAM)
Want to repair xp pro OS. Of course can't find my full xp pro cd(Have teenager). I do have OEM xp pro CD, but puter won't boot from it.

Boot Sequence is: A,C,SCSI. I can highlight sequence, but can't seem to modify same.
How do I change boot sequence to either "D,A,SCSI" or "E,A,SCSI," or any another option to delay booting from C.
This is very old puter, maybe Bios should be updated/changed?
Probably better to get it running 1st?

HDD might be split. I know that at one time it had 2 partitions, but that was before a puter shop installed xp pro. Don't remember much else about it, but it does have a few files I would like to recover.

A:Solved: Bios settings- Award Software

your os, as such, really has nothing to do with the bios,
you didn't mention the brand or model #,
with MY IBM, i just hold the ctrl[control], key down,
about every manufacturer has some little quirky way of getting to the bios,
you can't reach that from within windows,
hence, my comment about the os not a factor above,
so whatever your documentation you got with it says,
or post same and someone here will help,
once into the bios,
use the arrow keys to move / highlight the selection on the screen,
1st boot device, 2nd boot device, etc.,
press the 'enter' key,
the choices then show up,
either like a drop-down list or a little splash on top of current window,
use arrow keys to pick choice,
hit 'enter' to accept choice,
continue your choices until finished,
make sure to choose whatever your bios says,
as 'accept changes' or 'save changes'
whatever along that line,
follow prompts to exit,

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hi all
when i turn my comp on this messag eappear

award plug and play BIOS extension V1.0A

and i cand do anything just restart and long press to turnoff

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BIOS Question

I have an Abit BX-133 RAID motherboard which has Soft Menu III. I wanted to alter something in the Soft Menu III setup, but all the options, apart from CPU Operating Frequency and Spread Spectrum Modulated, are unavailable for me to alter. I can see them but can't change them. I opened my PC up and checked that all the DIP switches were set to the OFF position as it states in the manual. Can anyone tell me how to make these options available? For you information, I just wanted to alter the AGP transfer mode option.



Pentium III 933MHz
Windows Me
Abit BX-133 Raid Motherboard
ASUS V8200 GeForce 3 (28.32 Drivers)
256 MB Ra,

A:Award Bios Soft Menu III question

On some of those utilities, they are written for several different models of motherboards. Some functions may not be availible to you ever because of your model of board. I have a Giga-Byte board with Easy Tune III and cannot use it with XP until they update the bios. Short answer may be, your out of luck. If I find any more info I will let you know.

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switch the power on and nothing happens except for a continuous beeping. any ideas?
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 98 Second Edition (H3660) [WIN98SE]

MOTHERBOARD: RM Aopen MX36LE MicroATX VIA Apollo PLE133 Chipset [MX36LE]

CPU: Celeron 800MHz KNI (100MHz Front Side Bus)

RAM: 64MB (SDRAM) (upgraded to 256mb)

VIDEO: VGA Integrated Via VT8601 [_ATRI2D]
SOUND: Integrated AC97 Audio (AD1885 CODEC) [0AVIAC97]

A:(Solved) Continuous beep won't boot Award Bios

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i', trying to fix a friends PC - other post in this forum has provide the details however i cannot understand the boot sequence (note i am trying to fix remotely by phone)

Award Medallion BIOS v6.0, An Energy Star Ally
asus a7v-133 acpi bios revision 1005a

the boot menu
this implies a boot sequence

1) cd rom
2) floppy
3) dvd
4) ide harddrive

however, it wont boot a bootable CD or a bootable floppy - it it does is boot he hardrive - unfortunately the problem with the PC is it boots up logs in and then logs out again

cant find any manual / screen shots so i can see how to change sequence and if indeed this is the sequence.

In order to fix this PC i need to boot from the CD or floppy to copy a system file - or if all else fails rebuild the system.

other post here

A:Solved: award bios boot sequence problem

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Hi again,
I've been having some problems with my computer lately ( beginning May '12!,,,) which began when I finally got tied of fixing XP. I defaulted and asked a local computer store to install Win7 Home Premium onto my WD 160Gb IDE drive (which I had purchased from them 8 months prior) About two or three weeks later my MoBo suspiciously started to fail,,,Not one to cast aspersions I took it back and paid them another $50AUD to tell me that it was the MoBo then paid another Gigabyte reseller to confirm the same (who was intrigued that if you flicked the board on the bench it would ''re- boot'' as though someone had been a *little over zealous* in tending to it!!!)

So,,,three GA-8KNXP with DPS and two GA-8KNXPUltra FJ MoBo's LATER I finally attached my WD 160Gb HDD Win7 to a new configuration (thats the configuration not the MoBo they're all 2nd hand from my mates in China ,,,) AND,,, WOW 188 Microsoft Critical Updates 68 Conflicts and my Nvidia GeForce AGP card still not updating correctly,,,
Call to Microsoft was within the three day window for validation of install who suggested clean install which is fine as in the three weeks Win7 was in use I was mostly just finding my way around the newest OS offering from Microsoft.
The Win 7 boot disc would not load,,,
The support staff sugested I download a new Win7 .iso incase the Genuine DVD was corrupted
Still not working was suggested the Drive might be the issue, just happened that I ha... Read more

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I couldn't find a BIOS category so I figured this forum was the closest fit with my problem. In a nutshell, my Dell Dimension 4100 BIOS is claiming my drive that has been working without incident for a year is suddenly "not installed."

I've been using a Dell Dimension 4100 P3 1 GHz for a couple of years without problems. One of my other computers randomly decided to stop working (another story altogether), so I used the Dell to do analysis on the drive. Since it was a SeaGate hard drive, I used SeaGate's online scanner to scan it for errors because I suspected it was faulty. I also did some virus scans. I restarted a little while later, and the Dell computer would get stuck on the Dell post screen. It wouldn't even go into BIOS after I hit DEL (it would freeze). So I flashed the BIOS (A11 from Dell's website) after reading some threads stating that maybe I had screwed up the BIOS (I was really confused as to why things were messed up). I still had the same issue where it would get permanently stuck after the memory testing on the post screen, and wouldn't let me access the BIOS.

I did some more reading, and read that hardware components could be messing up the computer load process. It turns out, my CD-Rom drive was faulty or something, so when I removed it, BIOS was accessible. However, now I faced a new problem: BIOS doesn't recognize the original drive that was in the Dell, which is connected to a PCI slot via a ... Read more

A:BIOS doesn't detect HDD: BIOS Virus?

Promise Ultra TX2 ATA controller card sounds faulty to me.
Try moving it to another PCI slot
Try CS instead of Master (even though it has worked on Master before)
Try resetting the bios jumper
Try dispersing all voltage to the M/b by holding the power button in for 30 secs whilst the power cable is out
Lastly test with another ATA controller card

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I'm helping someone with a machine that's not booting. It has a Phoenix AwardBIOS v6.00PC with an ECS RS-480-M motherboard.

For some reason, when the system is booted it gets past the POST and displays a "Code:E5, line 746" message and stops.

I've looked up the "E5" code, as best as I can, and it seems to mean "Check force recovery boot" (scroll to near the bottom of the page)

That's cool but my question is, what does "Check force recovery boot" actually mean and what action is needed to deal with it?

The system can't boot from the hard drive but CAN boot from a Linux liveCD I tested with. The hard drive is a SATA hard drive, maybe 180-200GB in size, and I connected it to another computer (Windows XP system) and ran a chkdsk on the drive and it found some corrupted files and 8kb in bad sectors.

I'm thinking the "Code:E5" message is relating to the hard drive, which I think is suspect, but I would like to know what the "Check force recovery boot" message actually means.

Any ideas?



A:Solved: Question about Phoenix Award BIOS POST code

No to sure but at a cannot find a Operating System and cannot find a recovery partition

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I just moved my system (Asus M2N sli deluxe) to a new Antec computer case, and installed a large Noctua heat sink. Still using the same video card (Asus en7200gs). when I tried to boot up I got the error code. Makes sense b/c I don't get any video. I tried re-seating the video card and tried a different slot. No luck.

I just ordered a new video card to try out (I could use the HDMI upgrade anyways), but I have doubts that will fix it based on other inconclusive threads I have read.

What else could the problem be? Could it be the new CPU heatsink? Maybe the motherboard is bowed? Anything else I can try?

A:Award BIOS - 1 long, 2 short beeps - video error

Just try the new video card when it comes in. The beeping may mean that the motherboard is okay

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hello!! i'm a newby, in need of some serious help!! i just bought a new KT333 dragon motherboard, with an athlon 2100 processor, all new everything really. i'm trying to get in to format my hard drives, and when i'm in the bios, it only shows "floppy" as my choice, and i can't get it to change the boot sequence so i can boot from the cdrom (my windows xp disk). please help! i'm tired of calling and being on hold for 30+ minutes with soyo company!! thank you in advance for any help or ideas!!

A:[Resolved] award bios - can't change boot sequence to cdrom

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Just received the machine and upgrading.  Installed Win 7 from XP for instance.

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

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

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

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

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

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When I open setup,it shows: have acer aspire v3-571G  Windows 8.1 Pro

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

A:BIOS corruption after BIOS update

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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I've got a PC Chips M841LR board which works fine but it won't let me install my new Xtasy 64MB Geforce 2 PCI card. I tried it in windows 2000, & now in XP. It seems like this is a common problem but I've yet to see a decent solution. Here's what I've tried,

-disabling &/or uninstalling onboard video drivers & rebooting in vga
-disabling shared video memory (default is 32MB)
-rebooting in vga then installing video card's drivers and restarting

When ever I boot back up my computer locks up with the mouse cursor in the center of the screen. PC Chip's support is not existent, I've seen supposed IRQ reassigning solutions & that confuses me a little bit. I've pretty much given up, please help!!! Thanks in advance,
-Jay Callicott

A:Can't disable Onboard Video on PC Chips M841LR Board - Award Bios, HELP

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ok so im having some issues. ill start at the begining and explain everything.

i woke up one day got on my pc and it turned its self off. when it booted up there was new text that pops up befor windows loads. this text was never on my pc before. every 5 mins my pc would shutdown. so i wiped my hard drive. and when i installed firefox it went to a bad site and started downloading random stuff. so i reformatted my pc again and firefox installed its self and went to fasebook not facebook then i wiped my pc and did not install firefox. the text befor windows loading is still there. it flashes so fast i cant read it. my pc does not crash now but it randomly asks me to install firefox??? is this some type of rootkit that is in my bios? i cant find no information about bios viruses but seems i got one. can someone help me please?

A:bios rootkit/virus?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Lets start with these scans.Please>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue
If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue
If you are asked to reboot the computer to complete the process, click on the Reboot Now button. A report will be automatically saved at the root of the System drive ((usually C:\) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt" (for example, C:\TDSSKiller.2.2.0_20.12.2009_15.31.43_log.txt). Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file will appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Download (aswMBR.exe) to your desktop. Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan. Upon completion of the scan, click Save log, and save it to your desktop. (Note - do not select any Fix at this time) <- IMPORTANTPlease post the contents of that log in your next reply.There shall also be a file on your ... Read more

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Yo guys
I'm in serious trouble but I'm not sure if this is the right place to do a thread but I'm struggling with some kind of BIOS/UEFI rootkit.
I have for a while been getting weird entries in the Rootkit/Malware tab in Gmer. I have also noticed some strange executables running among processes.
All described as Windows services but you could easily see that those executables didn't belong to a clean Windows 7 install.
I have been using DBAN to wipe all disks, formatted them and reinstalled but I keep getting infected. All above mentioned returns.
To ensure that I'm infected I have compared processes running in the Task Manager with my neighbour. He has almost the same setup as me but most importantly he has the same motherboard as I.
We've compared the DMI information inside the BIOS and we can confirm that mine has been modified. My problem is that if I try to reflash the motherboard through USB it seems like the Virus/Rootkit just will write to the USB and execute its own code cause a USB is writable.
With that said I have also been working on making a bootable DOS-CD with a new BIOS version and a DOS Flash Utility with no success either. It's like the DOS can't read the files from the CD, even though I meddle a little with CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT. It's like the DOS can't find any cd drivers.
Another mysterious thing that indicates infection is when I set the clear CMOS jumper or clear CMOS button with no effect, it looks like that the motherboard resets and runs norm... Read more

A:Bios infection / possible virus / rootkit

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:17-04-2016 01
Ran by TM (administrator) on TM-PC (18-04-2016 21:05:33)
Running from C:\Users\TM\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: TM (Available Profiles: TM)
Platform: Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: Dansk (Danmark)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Windows\System32\hpservice.exe
(Validity Sensors, Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\vcsFPService.exe
(Broadcom Corporation) C:\Program Files\Broadcom\Broadcom 802.11\WLTRYSVC.EXE
(Broadcom Corporation) C:\Program Files\Broadcom\Broadcom 802.11\BCMWLTRY.EXE
(Autodesk Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AppManager\R1\AdAppMgrSvc.exe
(Broadcom Corporation.) C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Kinect Drivers\Service\KinectManagementService.exe
(Microsoft Corp.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
() C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR\WNDA3100v2\WifiSvc.... Read more

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System:XP Professional 2002, SP3very old Dell Optiplex GX260 (bought refurbished)Intel Pentium 2.4 GH, 512 MB RAMSorry this is so long. I have tried to organize and explain clearly, but I also wanted to include some background. My Concerns:I'm requesting help to determine if my computer has a rootkit. I have removed several pieces of malware over the past few days. It is working better now, but several things make me wonder about a possible rootkit or bios/boot infection. 1. I have had many, many, many recurring problems with malware over the years. Often, strange symptoms or red flags raised on scan persist even after a complete reformat and reinstallation from my XP disk. 2. Even though I have always reformatted from the same XP disk, how the computer behaves during the reformatting process has changed over time (see below). 3. Recently, I moved a thumb drive from this XP computer to a newer Vista computer in our house. The other computer immediately began showing signs of infection, some of which have persisted even after resetting that computer to factory, "out of the box" state. That computer gave me a warning that its boot information has changed. I want to make sure this computer is clean before using it to try to fix the other one. Although it seems to be working better now, I don't trust it yet and would like someone with training and experience to look at the logs. Recent SymptomsUSER ACCOUNT PROBLEMS: Approximately six weeks ago, ... Read more

A:Possible rootkit or bios or boot virus?

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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I did not have this problem until I updated my BiOS some time ago. Now I have updated my BiOS again and again, but the message won't disappear.

Here's a CPU identification repotr:

Intel Pentium 4 said:

Intel(R) Processor Identification Utility
Version: 4.10.20090310
Time Stamp: 2009/06/08 23:22:41
Number of processors in system: 1
Current processor: #1
Active cores per processor: 1
Disabled cores per processor: 0
Processor Name: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 640 3.20GHz
Type: 0
Family: F
Model: 4
Stepping: 3
Revision: 0
Maximum CPUID Level: 5
L1 Trace Cache: 12 Kops
L1 Data Cache: 16 KB
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Packaging: LGA775
Platform Compatibility Guide: 04A
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(R) Technology: Yes
MMX(TM): Yes
Intel(R) SSE: Yes
Intel(R) SSE2: Yes
Intel(R) SSE3: Yes
Intel(R) SSE4: No
Enhanced Halt State: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel(R) Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel(R) 64 Architecture: Yes
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology: No
Expected Processor Frequency: 3.20 GHz
Reported Processor Frequency: 3.20 GHz
Expected System Bus Frequency: 800 MHz
Reported System Bus Frequency: 800 MHz
*************************************************************Click to expand...

Let me know if you need to know what else hardware I have.

A:Unknown CPU detected, BIOS update required to unleash its full power

I found this on the ASUS site
or you might try clearing CMOS first, doubt it could hurt and it's easy.
But I also saw that, if you received a support disk with your machine, there should be a BIOS recovery/update program there.
I hope one of these will work for you. Good luck and thanks for posting your system specs.

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hi there
i did a scan on AVG and it came across

infection type: PUP i was told to download AD-Aware so i did that
and when i restarted my computer a message came up saying important error occurred so i sent off a error report and it took me to a page were it said i may need to update my BIOS ... i have no clue on how to do this..any help on this would be great.

and also in my scan i came across 5 trojan horseetrojan horse genetic 13.AOED
Trojan Horse Navipromo AA
trojan horse navipromo AA
trojan horse navipromo AF
trojan horse navipromo AF

i was wondering how i got rid of these too

thanks tomo

A:Virus And Bios Update :S

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Go here please:

Please read “Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help “ and follow the instructions
very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.
Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will
answer your request as soon as they can.

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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

A:Bios Update or EZ-Bios?

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My Sat M30 laptop start with an bios error. The error says "Resource conflict, edit bios setting or boot" If select "boot" computer hangs before windows completely starts. I remove the wi-fi and the modem module and the same error appears. I can't upgrade the bios because the windows don't start. The bios version is 1.7. The laptop is UK version. If select "edit bios", bios start but I can't find any resource management.


(sorry for my english, I am from Spain)

A:Satellite Pro M30 Bios error Resource conflict - Edit bios setting or boot


I think the error ?edit bios setting? means that you should access the BIOS and should set the BIOS back to the default settings.

Please do this, save the settings and try to boot up!

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I have a Dell Latitude D630. It has an admin password for the bios. Nothing is locked except for the settings. I can't change any of the settings in the bios. It lets me boot to windows just fine though. My question is, since I don't know that admin password for the bios, if I upgrade the bios firmware, will the admin password be deleted? Since I'm flashing the bios, I would think that all the settings will be lost. Is that the case?

A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?


Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?

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Hi, Thanx to shuttles indescript site I have killed my AI61 motherboard, I thought I was getting an executable zip which was actually the flash program + rom and after opening BEEEEEP

Anyway I have a eeprom burner and this eeprom sst39sf020 is right in the list.

Can anyone email me the bios .bin file for this motherboard? (not the file from shuttles site but the old bios file ai61s017.bin so I can flash it using my eeprom burner)

Or at least tell me how to extract the .rom from the exe file shuttle sends

If I get the rom file I will be able to revive this nifty old 750!

PS it appears that shuttle quite sending *.bin bios updates a while ago but if anyone can find ai61s017.bin I would be gratefull


A:(solved) Shuttle AI61 messed up bios, where do I find a bios bin file?

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When I turn on my computer yestereday it loaded the post screen briefly than went directly into BIOS setup. When I exit the bios setup the screen goes black flickers than goes back into BIOS setup. BIOS recognized hard drives and cd roms, and boot sequence was correct. I decided to deal with it tomorrow or today.. When i turned it on today it booted to my 2nd harddrive (which also has an OS installed) went into bios booted from my main harddrive and the computer worked fine for about 20 min. I was browsing the web and microsoft outlook kept trying to open eventually everytime i closed it pop right back up couldnt access taskmanager keyboard couldnt type however i could manuever with the arrow keys. Powered down and when i rebooted had the same problem as before.. wont get past bios setup. I have tried reseting the CMOS jumpers but that didnt have any affect. tried booting with soley; each hard drive (separately), cd rom, and with each stick of memory. All running into the same issue. Any ideas?

Home built...
Windows XP Pro SP3
ASRock K10N78M Micro ATX motherboard
AMD Athlon 5600X2
WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
XFX Geforce 9800GT 512MB
1TB Samsung HD
500GB Western Digital HD
Liteon DVDRW
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer
Antec TruePower Trio 650 Watt

A:Boots Directly To Bios setup, exiting cycles back to Bios

Have you tried another keyboard?

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Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including  the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.

A:Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.*

So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to format the partition, I cancel the installation. After restarting windows, it stuck at bios. I restart again and change SAT to AHCI. Restart, still stuck at bios. This time I cannot enter BIOS, recovery or change boot media. Assuming the boot sector has corrupt, will reseating the cmos battery will fix this *problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.*

A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
6. Restart.

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

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I have problems with entering the BIOS and boot. My device requests a password, what can you do? Toshiba service centers in our city is not present. All I could do - press control, tab, control, enter, and the machine gave me PC Serial

Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.

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When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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I had a strange set of circumstances today. I was trying to update my memory from 2 to 4g. My system would not boot with the new memory and the bios gave 3 beeps. After removing the new memory, the system would boot to XP but I had no video. I powered down and powered back up. I now had video but the system would hang. In Safe Mode, it would hang after the following entry system32/config/system. Note I never observed any windows error messages, just the hang.

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

None of these solved the problem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance

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BIOS problem occured when I upgraded graphicscard, see my other thread.
Computer/soundcard boot problems after upgrading graphicscard GTX 960

I started this thread because it is a bios problem.

I downloaded the driver 2.09 from manufacturers website (medion)
motherboard MS- 7728
when i try to flash it says
"ROM file does not match existing BIOS size"

someone knows how to solve this?

A:Flashing BIOS - ROM file does not match existing BIOS size

Kevin someone in the other thread asked what size PSU you have now I am not sure what you have hooked up but one way you can check what size PSU you need (for starters) because what you have looks to be a tad on the small size at 450W - eXtreme Power Supply Calculator - The only power supply calculator trusted by PSU manufacturers and computer enthusiasts

Just enter in as much as you can and the readout should give you roughly what size you need with some margin of error. Now if the result is close to the 450W PSU you have?? then under heavy load it might well be trying to draw more than what is available. Remember the stated output is the ideal and in reality some power is lost with the internal workings of the PSU circuitry/s.
Personally I use a PSU that has at least 25% more than I possibly need and just because it says for example 650W on the label doesn't mean that it is producing 650W continuously the device only puts out what is being asked of it. That is to say if your machine's components are idling at a draw of 200W then that is all a 650W PSU will put out - it is sort of working on a linear scale for want of a better way of putting it.

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Computer failed during upgrade of bios. I have followed all the steps to recover bios: taken out battery, pressed windows + B + power, restore screen appears. Computer goes thru bios restore process and verification. When it gets to the 'count down to windows start up' and 'continue to restart button', the computer freezes and does not restart. I have pressed the continue button, nothing. I have let the count down continue and it stops at 1 then nothing.

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Hi There,

I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

Thank you so much.

A:UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79

Originally Posted by ASUS

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Performed a bios update on my dj/music laptop, after restart the screen remained black with wifi light remaining orange and the caps lock blinking twice every so often. Ive tried downloading the bios recovery and throwing it on a usb, under the hp tools and all that jazz. But upon doing the procedure after the power and windows-B the flash drive lights up and flickers then stops and caps lock starts blinking twice again. Im in dire need to fix this cause i have a festival in 3 weeks. Any input or guide to fixing this would be greatly appreciated.

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AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?

how do you do this?

thanks a lot

A:AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS/flashing BIOS?

Flash a BIOS?
You need to download the update from the motherboard manufacturer. Then follow the directions in the readme file that usually comes with it.

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So recently I purchased a Galaxy GTX 460 768MB video card. I was previously using a BFG Tech GTX 275. When I first installed the GPU I was on an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFI Edition motherboard. I am now on an ASRock P64 Extreme4 motherboard. I mention the old mobo because the problem has been the same regardless. So I link the issue to the GPU.

Anywho, the new Galaxy card on boot, displays it's own Bios information before the mobo Bios page shows up. It's actually the first thing I see on my monitor. It just simply displays Galaxy Bios version (etc. etc. etc). It doesn't last for more than 3-4 seconds, but I personally feel it's an unnecessary delay. Especially since I'm so adamant about computer efficiency and I try to get my boot up times as fast as possible. Just a personal hobby I enjoy! So I was curious if there is a way to disable this initial Bios screen? I did many google searches and couldn't find the problem to a a perfect description. Some people did mention that it has to do with a motherboard conflict, but that's why I mentioned bother motherboards. One was old, and the one I'm on now is brand new. I've never purchased a Galaxy card until now, so I'm curious if it's unique to their brand? I've never updated Bios on a video card before and I'm not sure if it'd cure the problem either. Anyone familiar with this situation? Thank you!

Edit: I'll take a picture of the Bios screen and post it quick. I just thought about doing it, but I typed this entire message and I can't ... Read more

A:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.

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I have posted a few questions regarding getting samsung 950 pro (NVME M.2 ssd) to be recognized quickly on boot by ENVY 750-170SE cto rom family id #2b4b and it hasn't been resolved.  I am pretty sure that HP will need to create a newer bios than the a.08 version that i have or the lower versioned number a.07 which is available from HP's website (even though it has a newer date than a.08 (this is really strange))  -  How do i go about getting HP to release a beta or final bios that shortens my boot time by 3 minutes?  Am i posting in the wrong area, if so where do i post?  I am not alone with this problem.  see SpearfishX post #21 - and i am unable to post in this forum, it needs to be reopened and addressed -

A:Bios Upgrade on HP Envy 750-170se CTO bios family 2b4b

@FrozenGamer? If your PC takes 3 minutes to boot in a factory condition then you should contact HP support. If your PC is less than 21 days old then quickly return it.  Without any modifications, your PC should be booting up in less than 30 seconds. I haven't seen any official HP posted information that supports NVMe m.2 SSDs.  Run the HP Support Assistant and see if it picks up a later BIOS update. HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.  

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When you go to the following link: and scroll about 3/4 of the way down the webpage, it says that there is a v1.41 version of the BIOS (as shown below), and it also says that v1.41 is the current version of the BIOS, however there is no link to download v1.41 of the BIOS or the accompanying readme.txt file like there is say for v1.40 of the BIOS - see below: Package | UEFI BIOS              | ECP                             |    Release1.41        | 1.41 (8BET61WW) | 1.36 (8AHT42WW)    | Current Release 1.40        | 1.40 (8BET60WW) | 1.36 (8AHT42WW)    | 8buj19us.exe                                                  | 8buj19us.txt Also at the very top of the same webpage, it says that v1.42 is the current version of the BIOS NOT v1.41.  If you look at the Readme.txt file, it indicates that there was indeed a v1.41 of the BIOS released, however version 1.41 of the BIOS is ... Read more

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Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update  s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference.  Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.Mike

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Hi everyone, I tried getting to the advanced Bios setup under Bios menu but couldnt find it. The Bios version of my Pc is insyde F.1B. please what can i do ?

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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Good evening!
A week ago I reinstalled Windows 7 in EFI mode on my laptop, and now I've got this problem: whenever I turn on my computer after a shutdown, the BIOS says "System Resuming" instead of "Press F2 to enter settings". This makes impossible for me to access BIOS settings. Previously, my BIOS used to say "System Resuming" only after a hibernation. The weird fact is that - as far as I remember - this thing started happening only after a few days.
Can you help me?
Thanks in advance :-)

A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

See if entering the command manually makes a difference in how it starts up

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 Dear all, I'm trying to automate the bios settings with the latest HP Bios Configuration Utility using SCCM 2012.When the task is rebooting the system, I get this message."The following configuration change has been requested"How do I automate to accept this up front? Kind regardsDries

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So a few days ago, I had the smart idea to update my Bios. I had brought up System Information and saw I hadn't updated the Bios since 2011 (it's an older computer), so I downloaded the 2013 Bios, and ran the windows installer. Everyone seemed to run fine.
But afterwards, the computer would restart at the Bios screen multiple times. Given enough time, it would sometimes get past the Bios screen and load Windows.
I tried pressing F2 to bring up the Bios menu, but it would restart before the menu popped up. After probably 4-6 resets, I could bring up the Bios menu.
I tried using an USB with the 2013 Bios on it to install it again, but it didn't fix anything.
I've heard of different things, like pulling out and putting back in (reseating) the CMOS battery to reset the Bios to the original version. I haven't tried that yet because I wanted to see if there were any other options.
Thank you for your time.

A:Computer Restarts at BIOS, often can't even bring up BIOS menu

I am not aware that reseating the CMOS battery will cause the BIOS to revert to the original version.  Nevertheless, have you tried re-flashing the 2013 version again?  If that doesn't solve the problem, maybe you could try flashing the 2011 version?

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