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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!!!!

Q: 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!!!!

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

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

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

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

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Hi,
I have old version A05 on my E6410 Bios. I tried to upgrade to A06, then I´d like to upgrade to A07, A09, and then to A13, because i need to have the A09 installed before install A13.
I`ve downloaded all the versions, but the problem is that the Dell BIOS Flash window does not start !!!
I need help please
Thanks
 

A:Can`t Upgrade Dell E6410 Bios - Dell BIOS Flash window does not work

Well, i follow the folowing steps from this forum (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19413136/19971740.aspx#19971740):
 
1. Install UNetbootin from synaptic2. Run it and create a FreeDOS USB key.3. Copy the exe BIOS update file to the USB key from inside ubuntu.4. Reboot into BIOS setup and change the boot order to boot from USB5. Boot into a live freedos session. * The USB key will offer to install freedos on your hard disk. DONT - that is ubuntucide!* Don't use himem or or that other memory thingywhatsit - just straight freedos6. C: 7. dir8. run the update
 
And i could install the Bios Upgrade. Now are upgraded to A13.
Aniway something is wrong,because from windows OS, the installer does not start !!! 

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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
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A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10.
Notebook rebooted:
1.Fireed power led,
2.Powered up hdd led for 2sec. Turn it off.
3.Stops ...
No Dell Logo, no beeps, can't go into Bios.
LCD test works OK.
Remove Ram module, powered up and listen beep's
Pressing END key and power Notebook does nothing.
Any idea?

A:Dell Vostro 5470 Not getting Dell Logo after bios upgrade in Windows 10

Yes. I did it.
Laptop have Phoenix bios.
Phoenix Bios have has restored procedure from USB Flash.
This steps to restore BIOS:
1.Get USB flash below 4Gb.
2.Format it to FAT.
3.Get your flash update from Dell Store - xxxx.exe
4.Run cmd.exe and in command prompt run xxxx.exe /writehdrfile
5.Copy extracted Bios.cap to flash drive.
6.Turn off laptop.
Next step 7,8 may be not needed but I did it.
7.Disconnected all perihpericals including battery and charger.
8.Disconnect HDD
9.Plugged the usb drive on the laptop at the right side.
10.Hold END key
11,Pluged the powercord and relase the END key 1 second after the power cord is in.
12.USB led on stick blinked fast and we see Bios Recovery Process on screen.
13.After finish notebook reboots and worked fine.

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I upgraded Vista x64 Ultimate to Win 7 x64 Ultimate.

The upgrade went fine - no major issues with the upgrade process.

I am, though, having some small issues when running 7:

1. Outlook 2007 process remains open after closing Outlook.
2. Very slow closing certain programs/games.
3. Gadgets doesn't work.
4. Occasional empty folder pops up on taskbar that I can't close.
5. WEI for my SATA3 HD is 2.9 - 500GB Seagate
6. System shutdowns take forever

The system, overall, seems to be quite responsive but the problems I'm running into are somewhat frustrating

Not sure if these have been addressed in other threads yet, as I'm still searching them. I'm guessing that part of it may be due to MB driver issues, but not sure - running an EVGA 780i MB.

Thanks,

Terry

A:Win 7 Upgrade worked fine, but a few issues...

Your problems are probably all related to the fact that upgraded instead of a fresh install either that or you have disabled UAC

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Hey everyone, I recently purchased an ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB SSD and installed it in my Inspiron 7537. However, when I leave the computer on for extended periods of time the computer will crash and bluescreen, reboot, and the BIOS says there is no boot disk to be found. The strange thing is, the computer will boot back up with no issues after the power is turned completely off. 
At first, I thought this might be an issue with the drive itself, but I've tried multiple disk utilities (including CrystalDisk and the native disk utility in Windows) and they've all reported that the SSD is functioning. 
I've installed all the latest drivers from the dell support page, I've flashed the latest BIOS version, I've installed the most current version of windows 10 and verified the installation files. I can't seem to think of any reason for this to be happening other than the laptop is either broken or incompatible, both of which seem highly unlikely considering it was working fine before I instlalled the drive, and it is a newer machine and shouldn't be incompatible with a SATA drive. 
Another thing to note is, connecting the old HDD through USB via an external casing causes the issue to happen much faster, and sometimes will yield the windows recovery menu (suggesting it was trying to boot from the HDD)
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! I've tried everything but I'm stumped. 

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Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install it as I've done on a couple other machines. After downloading the thing, it errored out with:

Couldn't install Windows 8.1

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

When I clicked the OK button, it then gave me the informative and grammar-challenged error box:

Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104

Try again Cancel

Ever the optimist, I clicked Try again, and of course, it proceeded to download all over again from scratch, only to error out in the same way. I then downloaded all the Windows 8 updates, although just the one had been necessary on my other machines that successfully upgraded to 8.1, and tried again, only to get the same result.

Today, I've discovered the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Assistant, which avoids the lengthy download of the upgrade every time (Microsoft, maybe you should run it implicitly before downloading 3 GB of transient data), and it tells me:

This PC doesn't meet system requirements

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

Obviously, no BIOS updates are available, and I'm simply wondering if anyone knows what exactly is the pr... Read more

A:Windows 8 to 8.1 Upgrade failed - must upgrade System BIOS

Store upgrade is more hassle than it's worth...Can't see how bios version can prevent the upgrade...

If you can download a full ISO - try that rather.

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i am running A03 on my c640. i plan to upgrade the ram soon. i need to update to version A10. my bios is set with an admin password. do i need this password to update the bios/upgrade ram?

i need this answer so i can then formulate the proper plan of action using the fantastic tools on this site.

thanks folks. any help is much, much, much appreciated.
 

A:Dell bios upgrade

You are best to remove the password first
But if you have the ability to boot from a floppy or CD to update your Bios, then it is likely that the password may be removed during the process

To be certain you could download the dst-cd.iso
http://www.download.centre4service.com/software1.html
password: smellyalater
And remove the Administrator password first
 

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Question: when and how often should one update/upgrade one's bios on there PC? Even if that PC is not having any problems. I am a firm believer in "if it's not broke don't fix it" saying but would like some sort of answer to this question.

A:bios update/upgrade

Hi Jimbo,

Unless there is a specific reason which requires you to update (flash) the BIOS e.g. a new processor, I would leave well alone. Although the process is fairly easy, it is still fraught with danger and can quite easily leave you with an expensive doorstop if things go wrong or if you interrupt the procedure (or suffer a powercut). Personally, I have not updated the BIOS on any of my previous systems.

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I upgraded my HP DV6 laptop last year to Windows 10. It seems like the fan/harddrive keep running. Didn't give it much thought, but it is starting to annoy me. So I thought I would check a few things out. One of the things mentioned is to update the BIOS. I started with the HP site and of course the machine original build had Windows 7, so HP doesn't support 10 and doesn't have updates for the laptop.

So I tried to go to the AMD site and wasn't sure which update to use. So rather than take a stab at the wrong one, I thought this group may be able to help me again.

Here is my system info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5609 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 584112 MB, Free - 429063 MB; D: Total - 22102 MB, Free - 2369 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 19 MB; G: Total - 152588 MB, Free - 97660 MB; H: Total - 1907695 MB, Free - 937900 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1805
Antivirus: Computer Security, Updated and Enabled

Thanks for any help!

Jan
 

A:BIOS Update after WIN 10 upgrade

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I am looking for a BIOS update for my system. This is proving to be much harder than I expected. Have been to the Phoenix site and my BIOS is not listed.

Any ideas?

Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 4W4SB0X0.15A.0019.P14.0005091032
Motherboard Name Intel Warm Springs WS440BX

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type Intel GTL+
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz
Effective Clock 100 MHz
Bandwidth 800 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz
Effective Clock 100 MHz
Bandwidth 800 MB/s
 

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I am attempting to upgrade the BIOS on Optiplex 9030 AIO machines using the command line. The command is: "\\servername\sharename\BIOS\9030\OptiPlex_9030_AIO_A12.exe" /r /s /p=pass. This command has run on numerous other OptiPlex machines with no errors.
The exit code I am getting is: 7 which according to the documentation is: ? ? ?
Any suggestions on what the error is and how to resolve it?
Thank you, Peter

A:Dell Optiplex 9030 AIO BIOS Upgrade

More info: Going from BIOS A07 to A12.

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My son was planning to upgrade the GTX745 in his Dell XPS8700 to a new card. After checking online, we found that before installing the card we needed to upgrade the BIOS in the system from the current BIOS (A08) to a new BIOS (A11 for Win 10 systems). We ran the BIOS on the system from within Windows (removed all external connections except Keyboard and Mouse). The BIOS processed through the first few steps and then during the verify process the entire computer shuts down. Now, the computer will not POST at all. I will turn on and stay on for approximately 20 seconds before shutting down before starting the entire process over again. This computer has had zero issues for 2 years and now after installing Dell's BIOS upgrade the entire system is apparently fragged. 
I pull the RAM out of the system and I do get an alert so at least there is some function going on. I have pulled the Nvidia card out of the system and am trying to get a signal off the onboard HDMI port. When I turn on the system I do get an acknowledgment that the monitor knows there is a source there. The monitor wakes from sleep briefly before going back into standby when it does not receive an actual signal in a timely manner 
I know the chances of there being any fixes are slim but I thought I would check with the community and see if anyone has suggestions. I called Dell for kicks and after dealing with someone halfway around the world who obviously had no clue on how to help me, Dell told me t... Read more

A:Dell XPS 8700 does not post after BIOS upgrade

Try clearing BIOS:

Power off and unplug
Press/hold power button for ~15 sec
Open case and remove motherboard battery
Press/hold power button for ~30 sec
Put everything back the way it was originally: reinstall OLD video card and reinstall all RAM
Check all cables and connections to make sure you didn't accidentally dislodge something when you removed the video card 
Reinstall motherboard battery (right-side-up!) - good time for fresh CR2032 battery, ~$2 at discount stores
Close up and see if it boots with only mouse, monitor (connected to add-in video card) and keyboard connected

If it fails to boot with everything the way it was, you'll likely need a new motherboard...
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Model: Dell Insprion 15(R) 5537 Hello, so i was asked to upgrade my Bios from A07 to A08 so i turned off other programms and installed it while in the middle of it my laptop restarded and i dont know why the *** it happened and now when i turn on my laptop it shows the dell logo and then goes to a complete black screen that if i move my mouse i can see the cursor with a loading logo of windows, What i have tried: i tried holding power on button for 15 sec with end button and then dell logo came with also at the bottom corner saying F2 for options and F12 for boot options but when i click both of them it still dosent work,and nothing happens Help plz

A:My Dell Laptop is bricked from a Bios upgrade.

Please turn off computer completely. Now, power on computer again, quickly start tapping the F2 key continuously to get into BIOS setup.
Note: Please don't wait for windows logo to start pressing F2 key, soon as you power on system, start tapping. If you're able to get into BIOS then click on links below for possible solutions:
Posted by Buckly53e - Boot not possible after BIOS update:
en.community.dell.com/.../19988584
Posted by MUSTARD647 -Dell Inspiron 5459/5559/5759 BIOS Update Error - WILL NOT REBOOT
en.community.dell.com/.../19670909

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HI DUDE,
THIS IS RANADHEER
FINALLY I FOUND A SITE WHICH COULD ACTUALLY HELP ME
could u please tell me how do u upgrade the BIOS of my DELL vostro A860
i would be very much thank full for the reply
thanks in advance
RANADHEER

A:How do u upgrade the BIOS of my DELL vostro A860?

If everything works normally, I wouldn't do BIOS upgrade but if you must:
Drivers & Downloads
HTH.
EDIT: When you do flashing under windows environment,make sure Internet disconnected, disable all background services like AV programs, windows defender and do not interrupt the process.

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hi, i have a question, i have a dell inspiron 5555 runing win 10 and i received an update message about bios upgrade a12. is it safe to update? here are some details about the update:
File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:5455A12.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size:6 MB
Format DescriptionThis file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, NT, Windows 9X, Windows ME or a MS DOS environment.

there is no mentioning of windows 10...
so is it safe?

A:bios upgrade a12 dell inspiron 5555

Was it a program that you were running that gave you this message?  It all depends on where you got it from, if it was from Support Assist it most likely is okay, but just want to make sure that you are getting the right one and that it isn't some pop up that comes up on a website or something like that.

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Recently upgraded my Dell XPS 13 L321X BIOS to ver 8. Since then, whenever I close the lid and put the laptop to sleep for several hours, the processor seems to come and the bottom frame is very hot. When the lid is opened the screen remains blank and doesn't wake from sleep mode. The only recourse is to do a hard shutdown with the power button and then restart. The laptop then reboots to the black trouble shooting screen, or select the normal windows boot. I've since tried to update all the drivers, but still no luck. It continues to run hot and refuses to start after placing the laptop in the sleep mode.

Any help appreciated!
Rounder~

A:Dell XPS 13 shutdown during sleep after bios upgrade

Thanks for the quick reply!
To review, my problem began when I updated the BIOS to ver. A08. Before reading your solution, I ended up reflashing my BIOS to an earlier version -- ver.A07.
I've opened a number of applications then closed the lid, letting it go into sleep mode. After extended periods of time, I'd open the lid and the computer wakes normally with no further issue. No overheated case, No blank screen. And no need for a hard shutdown and reboot with the power button.
Hope this remains the case, but I'll save your suggested steps in the event the problem returns, but so far it seems that BIOS upgrade vA08 was the problem and a reflash with v A07 was the solution.

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HiI cannot find any information in my BIOS for advanced system features for the RAM and changing the dedicated size from 384MB to 512MB.I know from the industry that you have to have at least 4GB of RAM in order to increase your dedicated RAM to 512MB.I have 6GB of RAM and Dual Channel64-bit OS and I also checked the RAM part number and serial number for the Samsung and Hynix sticks also.I would like to find out how to use BIOS or Regedit to increase my dedicated R5 384Mn of RAM to 512MB..Intel and other pc's have otpions such as this and I am wondering if my A10-9600p 7th Generation is good enough to have these features?Now,when I bought this it was because A10 was rated ok for gaming and dual channel...etc....I was thinking this would have the 512mb dedicated option and yes I did check for ram exapndable options as well,and learned that the laptop can be upgraded with more RAM.Now,Do I have to Replace the 2GB stick of RAM in order to have more RAM values to add to my Dedicated RAM?Shared system memory?and video graphics memory?or can I do this with my current configuration of Dual channel 6GB of RAM?  

A:*****BIOS RAM And Upgrade Update***** Resolved. Look here.

Hi, Sorry you can't. System will work this out for you and assign AVAILABLE system RAM to GRAM up to max limit when required. Regards.

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Hello,

I have Windows XP OS installed on my HP Pavilion 753n Desktop. I currently have 512MB SDRAM loaded, and want to upgrade with another 512MB. Is it necessary to update my BIOS settings (current BIOS on computer is dated 11 September 2002) prior to upgrading the memory? I have heard mix reviews about this on other forums/websites. Just want to know the true story about this.

Thanks in advance for the assistance!
 

A:Memory Upgrade / BIOS Update

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I am trying to help my sister upgrade a Gateway DX4870 from windows 8 to windows 10. I found a BIOS upgrade athttp://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/drivers-downloadslabeled Gateway BIOS - UEFI for Windows 8 (Not for Upgrades) P11.B1 2014/04/03I am not sure what this upgrade does and whether the update should be installed. Any advice would be appreciated.

A:should I update DX4870 BIOS upgrade

if your syster's desktop came from factory with windows 8, you can update the BIOS to P11.B1there's no changelog, so only Gateway knows which kind of fixes there are.

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I am trying to help my sister upgrade a Gateway DX4870 from windows 8 to windows 10. I found a BIOS upgrade athttp://us.gateway.com/gw/en/US/content/drivers-downloadslabeled Gateway BIOS - UEFI for Windows 8 (Not for Upgrades) P11.B1 2014/04/03I am not sure what this upgrade does and whether the update should be installed. Any advice would be appreciated.

A:should I update DX4870 BIOS upgrade

if your syster's desktop came from factory with windows 8, you can update the BIOS to P11.B1there's no changelog, so only Gateway knows which kind of fixes there are.

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Hello to all,
I want to report a problem with BIOS update for Win7 64-bit OS on my Dell Inspiron 3543 laptop. After BIOS update from A06 to A07 (or A08 the symptoms are the same) windows 7 freezes on the start (after welcome screen). I have found that there is a problem with service called  "Multimedia Class Scheduler". When it is disabled the OS starts normally (except services connected with "Multimedia Class Scheduler"), but when this service is enabled OS freezes and you cannot do anything.
It would be nice if this error can be fixed, because I also want to upgrade my laptop with latest BIOS fix. Is there anybody with the same problem, who manage to resolve it? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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I was downloading drivers on my dell opitplex 780. I decided to upgrade my bios from A08 to A15, since it was the only bios update. When i accepted the update to restart and begin the flash, the screen would not turn on and the desktop stayed powered on for an hour before i unplugged it. After that every time i turned it on the the same thing would happen:the screen would not turn on and the desktop stayed powered when the power was plugged. After researching, i removed the motherboard battery for a few minutes then replaced it. I did not see a jumper. When i restarted i the COMS had reset and i was able to get to "starting windows" but i barely complete before a blue screen appear and it restarts. Does any one know how i can fix this issue? I was updated my bios to see if it would take more updated memory.....i guess not. Oh and with either original or new memory it does the same thing. Sorry for the long explanation.
 

A:Dell Bios upgrade failed, now computer will not start.

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Hello people, here's the sequence of events that finally led to this problem...
I bought a used Dell D500 1.3Ghz Centrino. I re-installed windows and downloaded the BIOS upgrade (from A05 to A10) on it from Dell's site. Next, using the HD method, I flashed the BIOS.
As soon as I did that, the battery short-circuited. The battery icon on the machine kept blinking continuously in green and orange. I replaced the battery, things were running smooth now.
Next, I re-installed windows, updated a few drivers. After that, the machine was idle for a month, then I used it regularly for 3 days. On the third day, it started crashing a bit. At first, there were infrequent crashes (while operating Window Media Player or somethin), but gradually, the frequency increased and it started crashing sooner, like before it even got to the desktop. When it crashed for the last time, it was at the 'Windows is now loading' screen. After that, it wouldn't boot at all. I would press the power button, the lights would come on, and then they would go off.

I took it to my laptop guy, and he says the processor is fried because of the BIOS upgrade. I find that hard to believe. He tried Pentium M processors from other machines, and they wouldn't work on it, again (he says) because of the BIOS upgrade. Then he tried the Celeron M processor, and that worked.
So my question is this... IS IT BECAUSE OF THE BIOS that this happened? Would your answer be different if the machine was r... Read more

A:Dell D500 processor fried due to BIOS upgrade...

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Machine: Inspiron 15, 5555 (AMD chip)
Similar to this post about an Inpiron 5555 the Support Assistant recommended in Win10 upgrading Bios from A08 to A12. Unfortunately, similar to this post about an Inspiron N5110 the fan started to run like crazy and the update stalled at about 60%.
The machine is dead, cannot start with power button. The only way to get anything is either:
1. Hold down Home and push Power. Result: blinking green power light, no screen display, no beeps. After about a minute I can push the power button and the machine will turn off.
2. Or, remove battery, remove power cord, hold down Home and insert power cord. Same as #1 after that.
(By the way, I saw online that the Home key trick is probably Control-Escape for Inspirons with Intel chips.)
I tried to do a Bios recovery, but with no screen display, it is difficult. I copied the Bios file 5455A12.exe to a clean 4GB USB thumb/pen/jump drive and renamed the file to BIOS_IMG.rcv. Then I did #2 and got nothing.
Thanks for any help you can give.

A:failed bios upgrade a12 dell inspiron 5555

The cheaper option is to find a shop that can unsolder the BIOS chip, flash it externally and re-solder it -- the more expensive one is to have the mainboard replaced.

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Hello, i have a Lenovo B590 with Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2328M CPU @ 2.20GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 610M, can some1 help me with an information? I want to upgrade my laptop, so can someone tell me the best CPU and latest that fits my model? I want to change with an i5 or i7 if is possible, but i don't know what motherboard i have on this model, if i upgrade the laptop with a new, better motherboard, please tell me. And another thing, can someone tell me where i can find the upgrade for BIOS from 1.12 to a newer one for my Lenovo B590 but with WINDOWS 10 ?? I hope is there any1 who can answer my request with an valid one. Ty and have a nice Christmas !

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 and i need to update the bios cause of a cpu change.
The laptop working great but for some reason with the new cpu the fan is always running full.

I searched a lot but nothing found.
The Model No is PSAC1E-0QL04CG3 any ideas where i can find the bios ?

Thx in advance,
John

A:Satellite Pro A120: Need to update BIOS after CPU upgrade

Hi

First of all: BIOS update doesn?t help you.
Why do you think that BIOS update should help you to reduce the fan activity?

I assume your new CPU is faster. Right?
So it provides more performance and this leads to higher heat dissipation... so finally the CPU has to be cooled down and this can be done only if the cooling module would rotate faster? you agree with me?

By the way: the BIOS update can be found on Toshiba EU driver page. Since the Sat Pro A120 is very old series, you have to search for drivers in Archive area (Product Type -> Archive)

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I got a Dell Latitude E6530, bios A07. Is it recommended to update the bios from A07 to A17 before the win 10 upgrade? Is there any problems that might occur during the A17 bios update? Of course, I'm cautious about power cuts etc.

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I have E6420 model with Windows 7, very old bios and with Sierra Wireless WWAN card. Everything was working fine.

Before installing Windows 10, I decided to upgrade the bios. I first had to install A05 bios and then A23.

After this, device manager does not see any device releated to WWAN. If I install Dell or Sierra software, they claim the hardware is not present. Any ideas? I do not see any unknown devices, so I don´t see any hardware IDs either.

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Update failed for VGA driver, using Acer Care Center application. How do I upgrade the BIOS?  I am attempting to resolve a "black screen" issue. Thank you for any support. OS Name    Microsoft Windows 10 HomeVersion    10.0.10586 Build 10586OS Manufacturer    Microsoft CorporationSystem Manufacturer    AcerSystem Model    Aspire R3-131TSystem Type    x64-based PCProcessor    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU  N3050  @ 1.60GHz, 1601 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date    Insyde Corp. V1.09, 7/21/2015SMBIOS Version    2.8Embedded Controller Version    1.03BIOS Mode    UEFIDescription    Disk driveManufacturer    (Standard disk drives)Model    Hynix HBG4eBytes/Sector    512Media Loaded    YesMedia Type    Fixed hard diskPartitions    3Size    29.12 GB (31,272,514,560 bytes)Free space 997MB

A:BIOS and VGA driver Upgrade issue, Aspire R3-131T

So did something happen during the VGA driver install and now you can't see any video? 
 
If you power the sytem completely off, do you see the Acer splash screen when you power it on? If not, repair will be your best option. I do not think a BIOS update will resolve the issue.
 
If you do see something on your screen, can you explain what you are able to see?
 
 




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Update failed for VGA driver, using Acer Care Center application. How do I upgrade the BIOS?  I am attempting to resolve a "black screen" issue. Thank you for any support. OS Name    Microsoft Windows 10 HomeVersion    10.0.10586 Build 10586OS Manufacturer    Microsoft CorporationSystem Manufacturer    AcerSystem Model    Aspire R3-131TSystem Type    x64-based PCProcessor    Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU  N3050  @ 1.60GHz, 1601 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date    Insyde Corp. V1.09, 7/21/2015SMBIOS Version    2.8Embedded Controller Version    1.03BIOS Mode    UEFIDescription    Disk driveManufacturer    (Standard disk drives)Model    Hynix HBG4eBytes/Sector    512Media Loaded    YesMedia Type    Fixed hard diskPartitions    3Size    29.12 GB (31,272,514,560 bytes)Free space 997MB

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Hi,
today i received my new Dell XPS 13 9350. After Upgrading my BIOS to 1.19 and setting up my System I backup my Drive and restored it on the Samsung 950 Pro. But it doesn't boot!
Hour after hour i tested, tried in BIOS etc. and almost gave up. Even Booting from USB to reinstall or Booting Dell Diagnosis didn't worked. But the PM951 SSD worked fine. So lastly I downgraded to 1.0.5 and the 950 Pro worked.....
Question: Where can I find a newer BIOS than 1.0.5 but older than 1.19? I can't find any downloads.

A:[WARNING] Dell XPS 13 9350 BIOS 1.19 Upgrade won't Boot with Samsung 950 Pro anymore

(SEE MESSAGE SENT TO DELL REGARDING THIS ISSUE WITH MY XPS 15 9550)
Hello,

Replacing the motherboard did not resolve the issue; however, I now have a better understanding as to what's happening:

(tested with 2 SSD's, and 2 HDD's)
(tested with original and replaced motherboard)
(tested with both legacy and uefi boot modes)
(tested with secure boot enabled/disabled)
(tested with original BIOS firmware version, and latest --JAN 5th)
SCENARIO #1 (SATA1 as boot drive, m.2 as secondary) :

-BIOS randomly does not detect SATA1 drive (does not show in System Configuration). 
-"No boot device found"' error, followed by dell system check.

SCENARIO #2 (m.2 as boot drive, SATA1 as secondary):

-BIOS randomly does not detect SATA1 drive (does not show in System Configuration). 
-Post BIOS, Dell logo with spinner animation will show for more than a minute, and then boot into windows.
-SATA1 drive will almost always show in Windows (even though BIOS does not report it).

SCENARIO #3 (m.2 as boot drive, SATA1 disabled in BIOS):

-Windows boots fast (less than 10-15 seconds)

 
CONCLUSION:

The SATA1 drive is not always detected/initialized early on in the boot process (BIOS); it is often detected/initialized later on in the process (POST BIOS), but this causes a significant startup delay. 
TEMPORARY FIX:
 
Disable SATA1 in BIOS.


The problem described above makes the SATA1 drive unusable (given its poor stability) as... Read more

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I have a Pegatron M2N68-LA Narra 5 mother board as I dentified by the HP support app.  For additional reference:Product ID NY650AA-ABABuild ID 94NAv6PrA2Bios: 5.49 08/06/2009Mother Board  info printed on MB  : M2N68-LA rev 5.00  CT: P ASYU OB OZ XZ ATH  So this CPU should work ?  AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3GHz 4x512KB Socket AM2+ Quad-Core CPU  TDP 95w Thanks 

A:M2N68-LA (Narra5) Processor upgrade needs Bios Update?

Hi, Machine supports the following CPU's TDP: 95WAMD Phenom II Quad-CoreAMD Phenom II Triple-CoreAMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)AMD Athlon X4AMD Athlon X3AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)Source:   http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01861126 I also belive AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3GHz 4x512KB Socket AM2+ Quad-Core CPU  TDP 95w should work. Regards.  

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I have Win7 Ultimate installed on a Dell Optiplex GX620 P4 hyperthread, approx 6 years old. Bios is most current Phoenix ROM Bios Plus 1.10 A11. I have 2 sata drives and 2 IDE drives installed. Boot is from SATA 0. SATA drives 2&3 are not present. All is well with this part of the equation.

I had been running a Seagate 250GB IDE drive (ST3250824A) as BIOS drive 4, master drive, jumper selected. I just installed a second 120gb Seagate IDE (ST3120026A) as a slave, BIOS drive 5. That was when things got interesting. When I rebooted BIOS took a long time to load, and then reported that neither IDE drive was present. I then did all the obvious things: Disconnected one drive at a time - BIOS would recognize the connected drive. Switched master & slave drive positions. Changed jumpering from master/slave to cable select. Installed a new ribbon cable. Checked that BIOS drive recognition was set to 'Auto' for both drives. Results are always the same: either drive is recognized when only one is connected but BIOS does not recognize them when both are installed. On boot I receive a warning that IDE Drives 4 & 5 are not present and have to press F1 to continue. When I enter Setup BIOS reports the drives as unknown drive type. When only one is connected BIOS accurately reports the drive model # & capacity.

After going through all this,I decided to bring WIn 7 up and see what would happen. To my surprise, W7 showed both drives and worked fine. Device Manager prop... Read more

A:Dell Bios Doesn't See IDE Hard Disks but Windows 7 Does & Works Fine.

The only time I've found something similar is when I had a CD drive as MASTER on an IDE port and a hard drive as slave. It seems BIOS would inquire or skip on the CD and not bother waiting for a response on the hard drive. Windows would see it fine as by that time, it was spun up, etc. But BIOS never showed it, only the CD drive. Access to hard drive was not a problem.

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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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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. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I 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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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 - http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Envy-750se-capable-of-M-2-NVMe-u...

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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Hello, I've updated my tech specs on my comp so clicking the computer icon next to my name will give you all the stats for my pc. Now, on to the main point: I'm looking to upgrade my current AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ processor to an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor and I've been told that to upgrade processors you need to update your BIOS before installing the new CPU.

If that is the case, (A) where would I go to get any updates for a M2N68-LA motherboard and (B) can anyone tell me if that'll make it work for sure?

Also I'd would appreciate any tips for changing out my processor as this will be my first time doing so. Thank you for any help
 

A:Solved: How do I update BIOS for my mobo? Needed to upgrade processor?

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Hello All,
3 days ago I applied the latest bios update to my 1-year old XPS15, running latest and fully patched 64 bit Windows 10 public release.
Since then
A) plugin a rather simple USB-3 hub into the system prevents the laptop from Booting into BIOS, or if manages to do that
B) plugin said USB-3 hub after full windows boot, freezes both USB ports devices.  The unfreeze can be overcame by unplugging the hub and then other device and then re-pluging both
C) after step B, windows explorer becomes very unstable and does not even show all the folder contents to some programs "open file" function.
D) the system does not recover anymore from plain S3 sleep, triggering a windows hard reboot.
I'm afraid the bios option to roll-back the bios version was not active, so I'm stuck.
Finally, the latest Intel diver published at the same time does not install cleanly after the bios update (although I managed to get it to show in the "program files" section.
I always apply the latest updates for drivers and bios promptly as main security policy and so far the system has behaved very well (Maybe with the exception of Hibernation from sleep time out, which always has been a bit faulty)

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I updated from A19 to A22 and even back down to A19 on my OptiPlex 755...  Now it skips lines when I try to change settings in BIOS or when I boot to a DOS USB drive it double types letters.  Never happened before until after this update.  I ran into this a few years ago and I know its a simple fix, but I can't seem to remember what I did.  It does not happen in Windows 7.  I've swapped the keyboard, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
-Brian

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Dear All,
I have a question regarding BIOS upgrades as well as downgrades. First, about downgrading BIOS, is it a safe thing to do? If not, then what makes it not safe? I have Dell Inspiron 640M, with the latest BIOS A10. Not happy with this one due to high pitch sounds coming from the top right hand corner of the laptop. It's been suggested that I downgrade only a couple of revisions back, namely, to either A09 or A08. However, Ive been getting conflicting reports about the safety of downgrading from Dell Tech Support. Some say that it's not done at all, others say that as long as it's only to downgrade back to a couple of previous versions, then risks are not as high as going all the way back to a really early version, such as A03 etc. The risks, I'm told, is in the performance of hard disks. Apparently, if you downgrade to a really early version such as A03, then problems will arise, though I'm not sure what the exact problems are. Moreover, there are those who say that there is no procedure for downgrading and that it is never suggested to anyone to downgrade their BIOS. The notion that it becomes riskier as you downgrade back to a really early version of BIOS such as A03 baffles me, because in my case, prior to doing any kind of updating for BIOS on my laptop, I had version A03, and have not had any kind of improvements, enhancements done to my computer whatsoever. in other words, my computer is the same as when I got it last year in terms of ha... Read more

A:Is downgrading of BIOS safe? How do you know if down or upgrade of BIOS is successful

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hi there, i am fixing a friends old computer and the hdd was stuffed so i got a new maxtor diamondmax 9 for it. although once installing it i found out that it would only run in udma2 mode (checked it in another computer and it ran at full udma6)
so i suspect that the current bios cannot support udma5 or 6, so i am looking for a bios upgrade for it.
the bios string is 6A69RPRDC-00, the number on the actual motherboard is 35-C960-00-05
thanks for any help, i am really hoping i can make this board work at udma5 at least and not have to settle for udma2.
thanks again
-Moltenz

ps. i just found this
AM-960
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
at http://www.plasma-online.de/english/identify/serial/mainboard/mb_aristo.html
if that is any help.
 

A:help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00

WOW..............

Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)

I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).

You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
Try WWW.driverguide,com

You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.

otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help
 

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I updated the bios after I had notified from Toshiba about the Bios v3.50. The process was done by the Toshiba Utility software, and after the reboot there is "Password =" on a blank screen and it not recognise my BIOS password, writing "Not certified".

I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.

What can I do now?

A:Satellite Z30-A-12R BIOS password not recognised after BIOS upgrade

Hi

Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.

But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.

Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.

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Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows, the BIOS version is UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP has already upgraded to 1.09 Anyone could help? Many thanks.

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Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-... UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP upgrade to 1.09. I wonder why I cannot upgrade my BIOS, anyone could help, many thanks.

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