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Samsung 850 PRO firmware update fialed. Now drive won't boot

Q: Samsung 850 PRO firmware update fialed. Now drive won't boot

I turned on my computer and a message popped up to update my 3 month old Samsung firmware.
I used Magician 4.5, pushed the button, and it said "failed to update drive with new firmware".
Oh? When I rebooted later my OS would not boot. I went into the bios and it ID'd the drive as Samsung 3.
Now I can't boot the drive at all. I burned the ISO of the firmware update but it can NOT find the drive in DOS. If I boot with another drive and the ruined drive together, both Samsung 840 Pro and Samsung 850 Pro, it jams the boot until I remove the damaged drive. Anybody have any knowledge or any ideas?

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I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Samsung 850 PRO firmware update fialed. Now drive won't boot

I have the same problem, and now in my bios show my ssd with the name 3ckcCkckcCk;!cKcCcKcCcI and I can't re-update it

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Hi. I ran the Samsung 840 EVO Firmware update that was provided because of the degrading problem said to be with the product.

It went all the way through and said complete. There were no problems or interruptions there. I closed the application and rebooted my machine.

The computer will get to the windows screen but right when it is supposed to go to the login it goes black and the monitors stop detecting a signal. It just sits at a black screen.

The scary thing is that when i try to run a recovery all executables associated with a given recovery error out. I.E. StartRep.exe fails to run. Trying to load previous working fails to run to. They get memory exception type errors!

I put in the windows 7 disc and have had it come up with "hit key to boot from cd or dvd". all repair attempts are the same as above. They fail the same way.

The only thing I have not figured out is how to get the machine to load into safe mode. i have been hitting F8 and doing what I can but I get no such options. My options are only the repair dialogs or boot normally. I do not understand why this machine has never given me a choice to boot to safe mode. How can I get that to work?

Please help! Is there anything I can do? I can't find any samsung forums or info.

Windows 7 64 Ultimate.
Asus X99 Deluxe.
Intel 5960X 3.0 x 8 core
G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 4 x 8gb (32gb) DDR4 2400
Samsung 840 Evo 500gb SSD
Corsair RM1000 1000wPSU
Corsair H100i
Nvidia 780GTX

A:Samsung Evo 840 Firmware update - Now windows won't boot.

What degrading problem ? Samsungs are the best IMO, what did you think upgrading the firmware would help ? Or what did Samsung say it was for ?

How old is the drive, how often is it used ?

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I've just had a 2Tb Samsung HD204UI drive installed. (I got 6 months out of the Western Digital )

A quick Google has brought up the following link.......

SAMSUNG HD204UI important firmware patch required

I'm wondering if I need this patch? How can I tell if I do? Will Vista updates look after it automatically if I do need it?



A:Do I need firmware update for newly installed Samsung drive?


I suppose there is no way to tell, but it would be a good thing to do as there appears to be several issues to cover off!

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 Hi there,  I would really appreciate help in relation to this ongoing error. I am prompted by Vantage on regular basis to update the SSD firmware from 6L7Q to 7L7Q. Using Lenovo Storage firmware update tool 1.103. Fails every time, has been like this for months so I am not expecting an auto update fix.  Tries to do it, gets to reboot, and then the error below appears.  "software condition is not ready to update due to some condition" I have also downloaded from Lenovo website manually, and have run the zipped version, with same result. I have looked up Samsung SSD drivers directly and there is no options for this drive. Has anyone had similar issue? Please let me know if you have a fix.  Many thanks.  

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I have already solved this issue myself, but perhaps I can help someone else with the same problem. After installing the latest firmware on my Ideapad 700, I was met with a list of bootable devices (HDD + network cards), none of which worked. To solve this, I put the Windows 10 installation on a USB flashdrive and booted from it, then navigated to the command prompt (Repair your computer -> Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt). From there, I entered the following commands:diskpart
sel disk 0
list volI noticed that the wrong drive (the FAT32 system partition) had the letter C assigned, so I selected that one and changed it to a free letter:sel vol 0
assign letter h:Then changed my Windows drive back to C:sel vol 1
assign letter c:
exitI then rebuilt the boot sector (using the FAT32 system partition), just to be safe:bootrec /fixboot
bcdboot C:\Windows /s h: /f
exitThen, I rebooted and it went back to Windows! Hope this helps someone.

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Can't seem to find an answer to my question - Does the firmware update mean I have to reinstall windows? I have done firmware updates on other devices in the past, but not on a "boot" device, so just need an answer.

Edit: According to samsung it does not wipe HD, but just wanted people who have done an "inplace upgrade" to answer.

Edit: It worked fine through magician.

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I have installed Windows 10 and started installing drivers on this page https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-touchsmart-15-j100-notebook-pc-series/54011... sp77075.exe Seagate Hard Drive Firmware Update When this etup is run now Windows does not boot. I boot in to Tiny core terminal and nothing goes on. Please help. Thanks.

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Samsung has recently posted firmware update EXM03B6Q for the 850 Pro on the download site.
I was unable to update via Magician so downloaded the ISO and ran it from a USB drive.
I was one of the lucky ones who didn't update to EXM02B6Q in Feb of 2015 which was a total disaster.
The update worked without any problems and speeds have not changed at all.
There is also a PDF installation guide for those who like to read first.
Don't forget to image the SSD first just in case. I did not, however loose data but better safe than sorry.

Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD


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Samsung has recently posted firmware update EXM03B6Q for the 850 Pro on the download site.
I was unable to update via Magician so downloaded the ISO and ran it from a USB drive.
I was one of the lucky ones who didn't update to EXM02B6Q in Feb of 2015 which was a total disaster.
The update worked without any problems and speeds have not changed at all.
There is also a PDF installation guide for those who like to read first.
Don't forget to image the SSD first just in case. I did not, however loose data but better safe than sorry.

Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD


A:Samsung SSD 850 Pro Firmware update finally available.

Luckily I was able to update via Magician awhile back. Thanks for the info though.

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So I installed my new SSD, set up all my programs and files, and was having some trouble with discovering an ACHI drivers (which apparently cannot be achieved on my dell latitude model IDE ATA/ATAPI driver missing?)

Anyway after installing the Samsung Magician software to help optimize the SSD, it said that a firmware update was available, so upon updating I was rewarded with a BSOD after restarting. I became angry and did a system restore with my image disk and started over. This time in the samsung magician it said the firmware was already up to date so I didn;t think anything of it until today another BSOD. If I have to do another reinstall I will take my own life, so I hope someone can help me here.

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A:BSOD After Samsung magician (840 pro SSD) Firmware update

Do you use the DW1520 Wireless-N WLAN Half-mini card?
If so then it looks like the driver for it is the problem.

Do you have a spare HDD that you can use because I think the driver for it is incompatible with SSDs. I will need to double check.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck A, {10, 2, 0, fffff80002ea4ec9}

Probably caused by : tcpip.sys ( tcpip!IppValidatePaths+71 )

fffff880`04a8f000 fffff880`04f12000 bcmwl664 (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\bcmwl664.sys
Image name: bcmwl664.sys
Timestamp: Fri Jan 07 08:05:56 2011 (4D26C964)
CheckSum: 0048C1C3
ImageSize: 00483000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
It doesn't mention compatibility with SSDs. I will keep looking. Here's the website anyway.

Driver Details | Dell US

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friends I'm installing a fresh samsung 840 120gb. i thought i could put the ssd on sata 1 [not zero] and get firmware via magician on my windows 8 lab mule. no dice. apparently magician ONLY wants to see the ssd on sata zero. it can pull up the drive, but none of the controls work.
soooo... I'm thinking I'm going to have to go with the drive 'as is' to install 7 on a notebook, then as first order of business go pickup the firmware update and execute it.

will this result in sub-par arrangement? best I can tell the fw update is non-destructive.
is there another way?

A:samsung ssd: will firmware update harm anything? magician no use.

friends i have a new samsung 840 to replace a failing drive in a hp notebook.
i wanted to update the samsung firmware first, then do the install of windows 7 x64 but using the samsung so-called Magician, trying the drive on sata 1 [instead of 0] it still cannot properly register the drive. all I get is the SMART info - everything else is neutered. illogical... how does samsung want to update firmware? AFTER the os is installed?
a little guidance would sure be appreciated.

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Hello everyone, I see there is an updated firmware for Samsung PM961 512GB NVMe SSD model "MZVLW512". Here is the link: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-T-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-... Does anyone know whether this update is valid for "SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-000L7"? I ask this because I tried to install this update but failed. This updater said there is no update firmware for this SSD. Currently, the firmware of this SSD is "5L7QCXY7". Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Regards,CnZhx

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I can see support for the MZVLB512 and MZVLB1T0, but nothing for the 256Gb model. Why?https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/fwnv25en.txt

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Can't boot USB after update firmware and all from update software tools   

A:Can't boot USB after update firmware and all from update software tools

I'm close secure boot and setting boot order and use boot menuThis USB disk its ok before I update all from Lenovo updateAfter this action, I lost my boot USBPlease Check your firmware.And Help me how to fix this

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i have been trying to update the driver/firmware for my pioneer dvd writer, and im having a problem running the software. the drive is the Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-108 and im trying to install the firmware version 1.20 i think its called(filename: DVR108_FW120B.EXE). i follow the vague instructions from pioneeraus.com.au and run the .exe file. and it comes up with a command promp window and i get a dialogue box pop up in front of that titled "UPGDVD" and it says "available target is not found".

i also tried to update the driver through device manager but there is no .inf file that i can find on the net so im pretty sure thats a no go.

if anyone knows a way around this problem or if there is another way to update my driver i would be very greatful if you could help.

im running xp with a P4 3gig CPU with 1gig ram and a 80gig HDD.

A:DVD R/RW Drive Firmware update help

First of all a firmaware update is not a "driver". all optical drives use the windows native drivers and only MS updates that. I have never seen a firmware update as you describe open a command prompt window. if Pioneer actually uses this method then you will probably have to set the command prompt to the location of your drive. ie; type the locaion ( drive letter of the drive you are updating) if your pioneer is the D drive then you would type D:\ and then press enter

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i was trying to update my SONY DVD Drive fireware yesterday,
but it failed, i mean can't complete process.

After i reboot, theres no Drive display in MY COMPUTER &SYSYTEM Properties(Device Manager) and the DVD Drive's power bottom is not working too(can't eject/close)

My DVD Drive
Sony DDU-1621 DVD-ROM 16X/48X

A:DVD DRIVE Firmware update Fail???

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This is a heads up message as I was able to recover my system by doing a grub2-install booting from a recovery USB. I must say I had used `fwupdmgr update` before to update my Thinkpad's firmware and it worked flawlessly. However, this last update left my boot pointing at the wiped out Windows boot in UEFI, which rendered my boot broken. If anyone from Lenovo is listening, please try to avoid breaking Linux user's systems . It is more disapointing when this happens using a Linux only toolchain (Btw, kudos for the support of lvfs!) This is my `fwupdmgr get-history` output in case it provides some useful info: 20LDCTO1WW System FirmwareDeviceId: d3db6c5633d83a940028fc88d8102d1f1563e3a4Guid: fc5552dc-7882-409b-9b98-699361c74fc4Plugin: uefiFlags: internal|updatable|require-ac|supported|needs-rebootChecksum: SHA1(804154ccc003a77e9b0d88fcb2d52cf12050e434)Version: 0.1.29Created: 2019-06-06UpdateState: success[Release]RemoteId: lvfsVersion: 0.1.34Checksum: SHA1(269cea4389dd420e58b88f182eabeaab23d74e85)Flags: noneBootMgrDesc: legacyCompileVersion(com.redhat.fwupdate): 12DistroVersion: 20190607CompileVersion(org.freedesktop.fwupd): 1.2.8SecureBoot: EnabledCompileVersion(com.redhat.efivar): 37UEFIUXCapsule: EnabledESPMountPoint: /boot/efiCompileVersion(org.freedesktop.gusb): 0.3.0RuntimeVersion(com.dell.libsmbios): 2.4DistroId: opensuse-tumbleweedCpuArchitecture: x86_64BootTime: 1559848020RuntimeVersion(org.freedesktop.appstream-glib): 0.7.14RuntimeVersion(com.redha... Read more

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I have the LG model GH22NS50 CD/DVD disk drive installed on my computer (Winxp Pro OS).
I contacted LG to get the latest Firmware Update File and was provided with the correct one to install.
When I tried to install it ( A zip file) it keeps coming up with the error message "Can't Find The Target Drive" and I have to exit the installation. I checked this problem out on the internet and apparently a lot of people are experiencing the same problem.I could find no solution among the offerings.

I contacted LG tech support which after the incredible luck of having connected with a tech support person the first time, I spent two days without being able to do so again. They have a "Chat" offering which is utterly useless as it keeps saying the person I need to speak to is out of the office and repeatedly gives an utterly useless phone number to call. I held on for 30 minutes listening to a recording of how important my business is to them and no one ever answered. Was then given a second number with the same result. I would NEVER buy another LG product.

Does anyone know what the solution is to the Firmware installation problem is? I am wondering if burning the update file to a dvd and trying to install it from the drive ( thinking it surely it will find the target drive since the software is being installed from it) I don't want to risk it lest it cause the now working drive to not work at all. Although the drive is working, it seems to be very slow ... Read more

A:Solved: LG CD/DVD Drive Firmware update error?

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Firmware 1.32 for OCZ Sandforce drives, ( Vertex 2, Vertex LE, Agility 2) is available.
If you want to see what firmware you're currently running on, go to Device Manager and follow to here:

Changelog is here: Release Notes

Quite extensive changelog this time around. Looks like it's worth updating to. If you update, read all the instructions and warnings.

This is the OCZ toolbox update.
OCZ Technology

There's also a standalone.
Guide Sandforce Firmware update 1.32 for OS/System drives

General Discussion Firmware 1.32 Released at OCZ.com

April 20, 2011

Firmware 1.33 released.

Release Notes

Newest toolbox version from download link above - 2.36

Updated from my other non system Win 7 drive. Went just fine.

A:OCZ Sandforce Drive Firmware Update 1.32/1.33 released

Thank you sir!

Have you done your update yet? Thoughts?


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I've spent my whole day trying to figure out what is going on with this to no avail
What I've Done:
Installed Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit OS on Crucial M4 drive that was acting up and freezing
Continued freezing after installing drivers, stable for 10-30mins then freeze, requires hard reset every time
updated FW to 000F as recommended, same deal
swapped ports with platter drive, same deal
took drive in to where I bought it from, they said all stress tests etc went fine

Pretty much at my wits end. I'm fairly convinced its nothing else since I am running on the seperate mechanical drive fine. ANY suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Specs as follows:
Acer Aspire 8943G-5636
Intel Core i3-350M processor @ 2.26GHz, 3MB L3 cache
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
8GB memory
500GB Western Digital mechanical HDD
128GB Crucial M4 SSD

A:Crucial M4 drive freezing after 000F firmware update


Have you tried power-cycling your system yet?

Try doing a power cycle of the SSD. The following steps should be carried out and take ~1 hour to complete.Power off the system.
Remove all power supplies (AC adapter then battery for laptop, AC adapter for desktop)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and drain all components of power.
Reconnect all power supplies (battery then ac adapter for laptop, ac adapter for desktop)
Turn on the system and enter the BIOS (see your manual for the steps to enter the BIOS)
Let the computer remain in the BIOS for 20 minutes.
Follow steps 1-3 and physically remove the SSD from the system by disconnecting the cables for a desktop or disconnecting the drive from the junction for a laptop.
Leave the drive disconnected for 30 seconds to let all power drain from it.
Replace the drive connection(s) and then do steps 4-8 again.
Repeat steps 1-4.
Start your computer normally and run Windows.
See if that helps.

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I am frantically trying to upgrade the firmware on my Tpad G41 28865YU CDRW/DVD drive (GCC-4241N).  I located the driver update fix in the FWod01 CD firmware update package.  Unfortunately, this package only is available on a multitude of diskettes which most laptops - including do not have.  Fortunately, Lenovo at some point accumulated the 1st 8 firmware packages (FWod01-FWod08) into a CD-boot disk update .iso file for download and CD drive install.  Fine.  I brought down this .iso file and created the appropriate boot CD and ran it:  *FWoD08 here* I had traced the needed firmware version to 0202 as documented in the documentation for my GCC-4241N drive.  Unfortunately, the 0202 firmware never somehow made it into the FWod08 package which only contains the original 1.04 version which is the problem.  So, the documentation and the contents of this FWod08 is incorrect.  Any chance of getting this rebuilt, or made into a new CD boot iso with the GCC-4241N 0202 firmware?  The updates have gone upto FWod09 but that is back to diskettes.  Or - is there some way I can get the 0202 files to add to my current FWod08 CD disk? PJV  

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Well, idiot me, I went ahead and told the lenovo update thingie to roll the firmware update for IME. Now... brick. Suggestions?

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I was updating my drivers for my new Lenovo Yoga 920 laptop and I tried to use this driver: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/no/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/YOGA-SERIES/YOGA-920-13IKB-GLASS/do... However, the update keeps failing and the Type C ports do not work now. I can't charge my laptop. Luckely I am at 75%, so I have about 3-4 hours to fix this before I'm forced to take it to service. I tried this solution: https://www.gfisk.com/lenovo-yoga-pd-firmware-update-failure-ccg4-two-port-usb-c-controller/but it doesn't work for me. I'm getting desperate I'm supposed to press the power button for 8 seconds and the powering should be back on, but for me the lap top goes off after 3 seconds of holding the power button. I keep pressing the button of course to see what happens. But, when I turn back on, the battery still won't charge. And the firmware update keeps failing. I tried everything according to instructions, but with no avail. Please help! My laptop is off now, so I will wait for solutions here before I turn it back on.

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I installed the 57DC4102 firmware update on my 9550 and I've been suffering blue screens ever since.
Anyone else seeing this behavior?
Is there a way to download the older firmware? I've been searching, but I can't find any older versions. 
My laptop has crashed 3 times this morning. While it could be related to something else, the firmware was the most recent change on the laptop.

A:Toshiba XG3 Solid State Drive Firmware Update version 57DC4102

I just reinstalled my XPS 9550 with a new WIN10 creators edition image from MSDN. I started installing the newest drivers from Dell support and after I installed the 57DC4102 firmware the computer bluescreens all the time with the error "CRITICAL PROCESS DIED".
I downloaded the factory image from Dell and will try to install it now and test if it makes any difference.

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Ran the update, computer rebooted. none of the info displayed during the reboot/update process indicated there were any errors. When Windows started again, it ran FWLINBRDG automatically. This one shows the following error: I don't think I have the HDD password enabled. Where would I check for that? Or is this error unrelated to the HDD password (which I am not sure is set)?

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I am attempting to repair my friend's Samsung laptop running windows 8.1. I don't have the model name in front of me but I can post it when I get home if important. After a software update (as was told to me) and then subsequent reboot, the little cyclone spins around for a few seconds and then just a blank, white screen, no BSOD or something similar . I downloaded the manual which says in case of windows not starting to hit F4 upon start up. Hitting F4 does not cause any different change of events, just the spinning cyclone and then white screen. I can hit F2 to get into the BIOS but I don't see any settings in there such as "access recovery mode" or something similar that can help me. Unfortunately there is no cd/dvd media with the laptop.

Any suggestions? Are there any bootable troubleshooting programs I can download and burn to a CD that might help me? I was tempted to pay $120 for windows 10 and just see if it would boot off that and then load windows 10 but I'm afraid if it's not a software issue then I would be out $120.

A:Samsung laptop will not boot after windows 8.1 update

Wait until you get home and back in front of it. Why would you pay for something when it is free.

Really cannot tell you what the issue is, because you are not at the computer.

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I have the 128 GB Samsung MMCRE28G8MXP that came with my T410S.  CystalDiskInfo (and googling) tells me that TRIM has not been implemented on the drive's firmware.  I can see that CrystalDiskinfo correctly identifies TRIM on my Crucial and my intel SSD's. Is there any information out from Lenovo or Samsung that TRIM will be implemented on this drive?  Or maybe a tool to clean up the pages on disk?  

A:TRIM firmware for the 128 GB Samsung SSD??

I'm in precisely the same boat with my X301, with the exact same drive. My machine was manufactured 2010/03/25. Googling around myself, I found the following facts:Samsung has released a firmware update giving TRIM support for their retail drives, but OEMs like Lenovo must issue their own. I don't know if anyone's tried applying the Samsung firmware to their Lenovo drive; there is a risk of turning the drive into a paperweight, if it's recognized at all.There is a rumor that Lenovo will release firmware giving TRIM support sometime soon. If a drive doesn't have TRIM support, to wipe it one must use the secure erase facility, which wipes the whole drive. On Linux, this can be done from a rescue CD withhdparm --security-erase [password] [device]Obviously this is rather inconvenient, as it requires a complete backup + restore. Samsung's firmware release was January, so you have to wonder what the holdup is for Lenovo ...

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Like the title says I am looking for a firmware upgrade for my Samsung InfoRanger SCM-110R.

Recently my ISP upgraded their signals and the InfoRanger doesn't work any longer. The firmware on the device is well over nine years old, and I'd like to try and upgrade it.

I realize this modem is a dinosaur but I can't afford a new one right now so any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Hello I need help  with the utility to update the firmware of the ssd of my T470 "NVMe Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPad". Error: Tested with Lenovo Compagnion, Lenovo Vantage and the utility from the Lenovo support center download. Any ideas ? Thanks  Jenny   

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Hard Drives: Hitachi HDS721010DLE630,  Firmware : M52OASR0 Serial Number : MSK5215HILD70G  Features- S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA, APM, NCQ I have tried backing up system image to my ext hard drive since early last month (July 2016) but there is always the error message : The backup failed. New bad clusters were found on the source volume. These clusters were not backed up (0x8078007D)Run SFC/Scannow- Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. Lately while going through CrystalDiskInfo, clicking Functions, I come across  Workaround which gives this  message :{Firmware Bug} SAMSUNG HD155UI/HD204UI. Googling the above message, brings me the website: knowledge.seagate.com/articles_US/FAQ/22357en- Samsung HD204UI_JP.exe Firmware Patch/Update. If the host issues an identify command during an action of writing data in NCQ, the data's writing can be destabilized, and can lead to data loss.This is relevant for Samsung-model ID with the following model numbers : HD155UI. Can this patch/update fixed the system image backup failure?

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my dvd player (samsung ts-h352a) has been having issues lately meaning that it very rarely reads any cd inside. It's light will slowly pulse but it does not sound like it spins up and then reports that there is no cd in the drive. all cd's are original manufacturer copies. I went to the samsung site to upgrade the firmware and it has offered me a *.bin file that has no windows assosciation. when i look for drivers through device manager it looks for only *.inf files. what am i doing wrong, any suggestions to alternate fixes perhaps?

cheers, Hrtbob

A:Solved: samsung dvd firmware issue

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Hello all,
My system specs are the following: Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit UEFI Bios Phoenix BIOS version and drivers are updated, also confirmed by Slimdrivers. Samsung Series 5 ULTRA 530U4C-S02PT Also: It is an hybrid drive, 1TB HDD & 24GB SSD that is supposedly well installed (the laptop never been so fast after formating and installing windows 10 with express cache to take advantage of SSD hybrid boosting). Windows works like a speedster the only problem is the inaccessibility of BIOS, for example i want to enable the virtualization VT-X to install Oracle VM and i can't go BIOS to edit virtualization.
Problems: UEFI BIOS firmware settings boot dialog is inaccessible.Not working suggested fixes:

i) hotkeys Esc, F2, F4, F8 and F10 don't log in BIOS. Although safe mode, debug logging, etc are available. Disabling Fast Bios in the control panel > power management dialog doesn't do anything.ii) automatic repair seems to give an error, after the account is specified in the repair boot dialog it gives error.iii) recovery > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware Settings Boot is not Visible.iv) EasyUEFI free only works with Windows 10 Home, not Enterprise (it would resolve the issue appropriately with the boot into UEFI option) Sources:
Cause (according to internet forums): i) Probably my uefi has Secure Boot Enabled and Fast Boot also, making the boot system almost instantaneous and rendering other boot scenarios blocked. Because system is only seeing the SSD drive as b... Read more

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Hi everyone,

New to this, first post so please go slowly.

I have a Samsung blue ray player BD-UP5000, and I have down loaded the new zip file of the firmware upgrade version 1.6 to my computer. I then burnt a dvd-rw. When I inserted the disc into my Blue ray player it reads ERROR #0x000000ff and then ejects the disc. What am I doing wrong?


A:Samsung BD-UP5000 firmware up grade

It probably can't read re-writable media so try using DVD-R or DVD+R

You can also update it directly via the internet by connecting it to your router and updating in real-time from the Samsung website. The BD-UP5000 has an ethernet port on it for this purpose.


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Hard Drives: Hitachi HDS721010DLE630,  Firmware : M52OASR0 Serial Number : MSK5215HILD70G  Features- S.M.A.R.T., 48bit LBA, APM, NCQ I have tried backing up system image to my ext hard drive since early last month (July 2016) but there is always the error message : The backup failed. New bad clusters were found on the source volume. These clusters were not backed up (0x8078007D)Run SFC/Scannow- Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations. Lately while going through CrystalDiskInfo, clicking Functions, I come across  Workaround which gives this  message :{Firmware Bug} SAMSUNG HD155UI/HD204UI. Googling the above message, brings me the website: knowledge.seagate.com/articles_US/FAQ/22357en- Samsung HD204UI_JP.exe Firmware Patch/Update. If the host issues an identify command during an action of writing data in NCQ, the data's writing can be destabilized, and can lead to data loss.This is relevant for Samsung-model ID with the following model numbers : HD155UI. Can this patch/update fixed the system image backup failure?

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How do I install the latest Samsung SSD firmware update (DXM04B0Q)? The Magician software is supposed to do it, but when I open up the download folder where the firmware update download is located, the Magician software doesn't see it. I've downloaded the firmware in many different locations, but still, the Magician software doesn't see it. Any Ideas? See snips to see firmare update download location and what Magician software sees. The firmware update (DXM04B0Q) is right below the Symantic folder.

Magician download and firmware update download: Support - Solid State Drives MZ-7PD512 | Samsung Memory & Storage

A:How do I install the latest Samsung SSD firmware?

Couple of things you can try.
- Move the DXM04B0Q folder to your desktop. Does the Samsung Magician see it?
- If still no joy, try letting the Magician download the firmware. Verify it downloaded the correct version.

I also found this tutorial.

Samsung SSD Firmware Upgrade Guide | StorageReview.com - Storage Reviews

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Hello, I bought my P50 in October 2016. It has a SAMSUNG 961 OEM NVMe SSD (SAMSUNG MZVKW1T0HMLH-0000). The Firmware version is CXA7100Q (the drive shipped with this firmware). Since a few weeks I'm experiencing slow performance issues (Windows 10 Pro, 1803). Reinstalling didn't help. There have been some throttling issues as well which is a known bug of the firmware my drive has:https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-sm961-ssd,4608-5.html. This issue has been resolved in a later firmware version. There are newer firmware versions out (the latest at the time of this writing seems to be 7L6QCXA7) but the P50 NVMe Firmware update utility does not include this firmware for the 1 TB version of this drive (only for models up to 512 MB).   Is there any way to obtain the latest firmware for the 1TB version/are there any plans to include the 1 TB model firmware in one of the upcoming FWNVxx firmware update utility versions for the P50 model? Regards, Marcel

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Hi can anyone help please.
I have a HTPC that I am really happy with except the noise. I purchased a Samsung Evo 840 250gb to replace the chattery hard drive, secure erased using Samsung magician and then cloned using the Samsung migration tool. I set the BIOS to boot from this drive. Everything boots up fine until about 8 seconds in and then the CPU starts to climb and the blue busy circle starts, this then causes the fans to cut in which now makes it noisier than the hard drive!!
I reverted back to the hard drive and it boots up as normal no issues so I can only assume there is an issue with the SSD?
Any help would be massively appreciated.
Kind regards.

A:Samsung SSD boot drive causing CPU to Max out.

I have a Samsung EVO 840 500 gb SSD. I replaced a smaller SSD drive on Windows 7. I tried cloning with the Samsung program and with Macrium Reflect and neither booted up properly. I had to use Macrium Reflect and "restore" to the new SSD from a complete drive backup.

I would suggest doing that, backing up the hard drive to some other media and then restoring to the new drive. If you don't have a backup program, there is a free version of Macrium Reflect that you can use.

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I have samsung fit phone(s5670) and recently got firmware update via samsung kies .but when i try to update it Kies crashes and give following error.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: gt-s5670.exe
Problem Signature 02:
Problem Signature 03: 4e13ef03
Problem Signature 04: FirmwareUpdateAgent.Common
Problem Signature 05:
Problem Signature 06: 4e13ef03
Problem Signature 07: 1fd
Problem Signature 08: 0
Problem Signature 09: System.IndexOutOfRangeException
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

I have latest samsung Kies version.I dont know whats causing this error.

Little dig from event viewr showed more on error

Application: GT-S5670.exe
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.IndexOutOfRangeException
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A:Samsung Kies error on firmware upgrading

You might try removing and reinstalling Kies. Also try the older version, sometimes newer is not better.
Perhaps there is a Samsung forum where this issue is addressed too.

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Hello everyone,     Recently I have bought a new Thinkpad P50 with a M.2 SSD of capacity 256GB and I am planning to add a new 2.5-inch Samsung 850 EVO SSD of capacity 500gb.I want to make my new 2.5-inch Samsung SSD as a primary SSD (BOOT Drive) and M.2 SSD as a storage device. But I am not sure about, how to configure my new Samsung 2.5-inch drive as a BOOT drive and M.2 SSD as a storage device? Also, I wanted to know if i need a USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable for cloning or can I use caddy cableI have already ordered 2.5-inch SSD caddy tray and I am using Windows 10 Home. Thanks.  

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Just received my new XPS 8910. It only had a 1TB SATA drive out of the box, so I added a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD to the M.2 SSD slot. Great performance benchmarks, working great as a second storage device.
What I would like to do is make the SSD my boot drive. I've read many older threads regarding this, but for the current version of the product, is it possible to make an SSD in the M.2 slot the boot drive. There was a BIOS workaround in a previous thread from late 2016 that indicated a fix was being worked on... is it available now?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide. 

A:XPS 8910 - Using a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD as a boot drive

Yes, I installed a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD a couple months ago in my XPS 8910 and made it the boot drive.
I installed the M.2 SSD and then just disconnected the SATA cord from the 1TB HDD. I then used USB recovery media drive to install Windows 10 and programs to the SSD. After everything was loaded onto the SSD and working fine, I reconnected the 1 TB SATA HDD, formatted and deleted the original partitions and made it the D: drive for general file storage.

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Does the m keyed samsung 960 fit my m.2 without an adapter and will I get full 3200 mb/sec speed?   If not am I better off with the samsung 850 b keyed m.2 ssd?

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The MP3 player contends that it's memory is full, yet it has nothing in its navigational tree. The mp3 device has corrupted before; however, last time it simply froze on one track rendering it impossible to change tracks without the device shutting down. In this instance there are no tracks to attempt to switch to, the only thing that works is the radio.

My solution was simple, reinstall the firmware implementing YP-MT6 updater--just like last time I had an issue. Sadly, the firmware install freezes well under half way through when it says "locking drive[ers?]" it was one of the two.

Anyway to beet this problem? 'Cause I'm at a loss. Not a happy costumer as far as this little samsung is concerned--i figured their phones were great so their other stuff should be too! Ha.

links to costumer service would be great.

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I've updated the bios on motherboards and dvd burners but, I'm not sure if I have the most up to date firmware/drivers and am not sure how to go about doing it on this ssd any help will be appreciated Thanks! SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

A:latest firmware/driver updates for my Samsung 840 120GB SSD

How long ago did you buy this drive? I bought the exact same thing about three months ago and it has the most up-to-date firmware available.


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I want to upgrade the firmware of my new Samsung DVD writer (from Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology) to the latest version.
DVD writer Model:
For some reason it will not burn DVD ?RW disks.

So I downloaded the latest appropriate firmware file from cdrinfo.com
Namely SH-S223C_SB04.exe which I ran under win7 (64) bit OS

This executable program in turn started up ?Tsdnwin.exe? installation program which then crashes (freezes) the system.
I had to use the Windows ?Task Manager? to End the Task.

Can this be a compatibility problem for win7 64 bit OS?
Or is my Win7 OS somehow corrupted?

Next I installed and tried ODD FW Liveupdate program and it too fails with an error message :

?that due to a system problem it failed to operate a program by
automatically connecting to it.?

Can anyone suggest what might be the problem here?

A:Failure of Firmware Upgrade of Samsung DVD Writer using Win 7 (64bit)

According to this page, you shouldn't need to worry about drivers or firmware. What I would suggest is completely uninstalling the driver from your Device Manager. Restart your computer. Windows 7 should pick up and install the burner fine.

Don't download driver and firmware files from anywhere but the manufacturers website, problems like this happen way more often when you do that

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I know the M.2 slot in my computer is limited to 1x in the 8900, but I just want to know if it is possible to install and boot from this NVMe ssd drive. Thanks.

A:Installing Samsung 960 EVO M.2 as boot drive in Dell XPS 8900 possible?

page 5 of this thread above had folks setting up an NVMe SSD in a PCIe x4 adapter as the boot drive.
It wasn't clear if you wanted to install it in the M.2 slot or not, and I don't know if it will work in the M.2 slot. Samsung doesn't list SATA 3 on the spec's only PCIe x4 and NVMe 1.1.
If you are wanting an M.2 form factor SSD for an 8900, why not go with an Evo 850 as it will have almost the same performance as the Evo 960 at a much lower cost.
And for me, If I'm going to use SATA 3, I'll get a 2.5" form factor SSD. I find these are much easier to swap around from system to system.

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I recently built a new PC, using a SSD for my OS. Deciding I needed more space for games I installed an old hard drive that used to have my OS on it. I removed both the Programs Files and the Windows file from the old hard drive using IOBit Unlocker, and shut down my computer with out a problem.

When I came to start it up again I found that it doesn't boot past the windows loading icon, doesn't load system restore, or safe mode. After removing the hard drive it works fine! I have tried hot switching it while windows had already started but it doesn't install (althought it is detected, all the information is left empty in the device manager). I have tried different cables and SATA slots, I have tried booting just the SSD while the HDD is still installed, and I have tried changing the boot order. Help!

A:Samsung HD321KJ Dard Drive preventing boot

Quote: Originally Posted by HardrivesOfHell

IOBit Unlocker

First off I'd recommend this IObit Products - Uninstall Completely

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