I have tried every suggested tip, but to no avail. The ONLY reaction I get is the Caps Lock diode blinking twice....
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
Hello @Justin_62, BIOSLEDs blink 2 timesBIOS corruption failureIf a BIOS corruption error occurs, you may not even notice the blink codes, because as soon as the computer recognizes the error, it restarts, attempts to recover the BIOS, and then restarts again. You might notice an extra-long startup process as a result, and a message indicating that the BIOS has been recovered may display on startup. If this occurs, update the BIOS on the computer. For more information, see Updating the BIOS.If the computer does not automatically recover the BIOS, manually perform a BIOS recovery by following these steps:Turn off the computer.Plug the notebook into power using the power adapter.While the computer is still off:Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time, and then press and hold down the Power button on the notebook for one second.Release the Power button and the keys.By following these steps the BIOS will reach the EFI partition in order to recover the BIOS to the last known good version of the BIOS from the hard drive.For information on how to restore the BIOS refer to the HP support document: HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !! **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP EmployeeRead other 2 answers
Hello!I need major help.I updated my BIOS system last night and now my laptop screen will not turn on. The only light I see is the power button light. I've tried multiple things such as, holding the windows + B key. I do not care if my laptop restores and removes all my files. I just want it to start working again. Please help!Read other answers
I have HP G60-530US.I read all the posts that talked about updating the BIOS and then doing a hard reset by taking the power cable out and talking out the battery out and then either hitting the power button for 1 minute or just leave the computer for several minutes. Many people seems to have solved their problems. Not me.I updated the BIOS and also did the hard reset like 10 times. What other options are there?I have Windows 7-64bit. This problem occured after I did the 4/11/13 or 4/12/13 windows updates.The power button, wifi button and the mouse on/off buttons are the only ones that seems to be working.
Hi, Go back into Device Manager, right click the device and select Uninstall - when this has completed, restart the notebook. Any change? Regards, DP-KRead other 10 answers
I have a HP Easynote K5305 Model no. MIT CA102
On pressing the On button, all I get is the Packard Bell Welcome Screen with Press F2 for Setup or F12 for Network.....
Pressing any key makes no movement - it hangs on that screen ?
Could it be the BIOS ?
Hope someone can help
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Hi guys, I tried to install tiny core linux to my Win 7 system, and I messed up booting, somehow. Now, all I get is ASUS startup screen and that's it. Can't get to Bios, can't boot, can't do nothing. I tried pulling out battery from motherboard, nothing happened. Can anyone please help me how to reset my bios? Also, I dont have a reset hole on the bottom of the laptop. Laptop is ASUS U52F
Hello and welcome to TSF!! Try this Use Bootrec.exe in the Windows RE to troubleshoot startup issues
distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/ also your HDD might be compatible. Does Mini Core Linux flash bios?
How do I check the BIOS settings or uncheck automatic restart if I can't start up my computer? I can't get past the Windows XP loading screen.
Did you try booting using the WinXP CD? If you dont have any important data you can try re-installing XP (usually the answer to my problems!)
I currently have a samsung Q70 laptop, only a year and a half old. The other day I turned, and the power switch was illuminated with the battery led on as well, but the screen just stayed blank, won't even go to the boot screen. So I disconnect the AC power, take out the battery, hold down the power button to relase any internal energy, and put the battery back on, and its working!
However, the next morning the same problem occured, so I did the same thing again, but with no result. So not knowing much on computers I take it to my local computer shop, whp diagnose the problem that the BIOS battery was down or exhausted, so they replaced, but the same problem still happens, it just wont turn on.
I have also tried replacing and testing other memory modules they all seem fine and so does mine in other laptops. Whats worse is that my laptop still has the same problem but it sometimes bleeps 3 times and all my leds flash quick, but there is nothing wrong with my memory or anything else.
Any solutions please?
a bios battery would not cause such a fault and any shop that says so is incompetent.
You have a fault either in the power supply or the power regulator internally.
Try another power pack first.
3 year old Sahara Notebook 2gb Ram, Intel Core Duo T2250 Processor. 1.7 GHZ, ATI xpress 200M graphics card. Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
Hasn't given me problems for the last few months, until recently.
What happened. I was in school studying, shut down the laptop, took a 15 minute walk to my student residence. When I tried to start the laptop. It showed nothing on the screen, not even the BIOS screen.
Thought it was a faulty screen, I connected it to another monitor and even a projector. Nothing still showed on them.
When I insert a Win 7 Installation disk in the DVD drive, I can here it humming but still no display. The fan too is working plus the power on and charging lights are working to
Help me please?
Is it the BIOS or? Can it be flashed?
I'lL appreciate all the help. Thanks
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Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
I have a Samsung R70 which I'm trying to repair. When turning the laptop on the screen becomes pixelated very quickly - i.e. during the start-up Samsung logo and then I think it appears to freeze, I'm not sure. This happens within 1 or 2 seconds of starting the laptop up - the end result is an almost pearly-white total pixelation of the screen. I should point out that at no point during the sequence is there a clear picture - I can sometimes make out a pixelated version of the Samsung logo in the background, at other times it doesn't get that far.
I've tried replacing the RAM and have removed the wireless card, but no joy.
I'm currently trying to get my hands on a service manual (proving trickier to locate than other laptops I've had?) so that I can have a look to see if the thermal paste is ok on the GPU/CPU.
I just wondered if anyone had experienced a similar problem and whether or not it is remediable?
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I have an oldish Dell Studio XPS 435MT which came originally with Vista and used the Dell BIOS version 1.0.2. During some revamping of hard drives, my repair shop installed Windows 7 in place of the original Vista -- keeping the original motherboard and BIOS. It worked just fine. This summer, I upgraded from that Windows 7 OS to Win 10; and the upgrade went well. The system runs fine (except for a couple of known Win 10 oddities) -- BUT during any Restart process the computer will not fully shut down; so I simply do a regular Shut Down and then a manual Start in place of the Restart process. I suspect that it is the old BIOS which is causing this Restart shutdown hangup. I can live with this -- but I worry about the future if there are more Win 10 evolutions -- some which might make my old BIOS totally non-operational. Is there some safe and sane way by which I can obtain and install a BIOS which works flawlessly with WIN 10 and which also is happy with my old Dell motherboard? Dell (which never listens to the question asked) has only the stupid and rote reply that Vista is no longer supported and cannot be ungraded to Win10.
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How to know whether the original bios has been updated or not in Windows? Is there any way to know that whether my bios is in its original settings or upgraded? like looking in to registry or menu.
I want to check that whether it has been updated or not. Because, updating bios sometimes does not help you but rather give you problems. Is there a way to see,
There is no indication of whether the BIOS has been updated in Windows 7 or any where else.
You can determine the current BIOS version and then look at the motherboard/computer manufacturer's support site and find out what the latest version is.
Motherboards and computers usually have the latest available BIOS installed at the time of manufacture so motherboard/computers bought at different times may contain different versions of the BIOS.
I had the Dreaded Blue Screen. Sometimes I got 1/2 way into Xp or more, before it restarted. Decided to upgrade the IBM NetVista BIOS. Downloade them on a floppy from another cpu; loaded them onto the NetVista; Now I don't even get the BIOs to load. Any help? Thanks. Also tried using the IBM recovery disk and it won't load. Appreciate your help
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I just got done updating my bios from 1.5 to 1.95 and guess what? it still says 1.5.
I dont get how that happened, but everything went off without a hitch so i dont know what couldve done that. I dont have any crashes and it didnt restart unexpectedly.
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I have successfully got Windows 7 RC working on my PC but on my laptop where I have allowed it to be the only OS it has installed with no problem, updated and then tried to re-start. It won't start. It gets as far as the four-part symbol glowing in the middle of the screen but goes no further.
I have been through the start up repair and it cannot be repaired. I have tried the installation three times with the same result. I'm using the same disc for the installation with a different product code.
I was originally running xp pro on this machine. Could it be a driver issue?
Any help would be much appreciated..................
Hello and welcome, Lynpy .
Turn off your computer completely and start it up, from here, load "Safe Mode" .
NOW, when you get into Windows - go to your Control Panel > Windows Updates > and on the left side "View Update History" .
If you look all the way to the right, you'll see dates next to them - WHAT are the latest updates installed ?
I stupidly updated my BIOS when it appeared on HP Health Check as 1 x system BIOS
Now my laptop will either start up with a black screen and everything stops after a few seconds and cant get to BIOS settings by pressing F8 or F10 because it just beeps when I press it
or it loads windows normally (can hear the login tones etc) but has a black screen
or sometimes it will let me get to system restore page where it worked on safe mode
and a couple of times it loaded windows fine after system restore but then crashed to a black screen after 20 mins or so.
Is there anything I can do - restore to factory settings? or is it completely broken now?
Also these problems started about a week after I updated the BIOS so not sure if it is actually the BIOS (when it was on safe mode I saw that the BIOS version date was february 2008)
There were other Windows updates after this one so could it be to do with one of those.
I tried system restore to a date where the laptop worked but it said some elements of system restore had failed?
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I've had this laptop sitting around for a while, so I figured Id update everything to freshen it up. After flashing the new BIOS (Rev. F.1D) it gives me a 0xc0000225 error and I can't boot into Windows. I'd like to just flash an older version back onto it, but can't get any sort of bios update prompt. Windows key + B does nothing, and the UEFI Diagnostics tool doesn't show the Firmware Management tab, so I'm at a loss. Is there any way to make it appear/what can I do to reflash the BIOS?Read other answers
I have installed the last version of BIOS (A0.47, SP78869) provided by HP Support Assistant. But after that update I have a problem - 2-5 times per day the picture on my monitor screen disappears for a few seconds, sometimes the picture also has small deformations. Some previous BIOS versions contain a warning: after this BIOS update has been installed, previous BIOS versions cannot be reinstalled. What shall I do further to fix this problem?Read other answers
OK, upgrade to windows 10 and also wanted to update the bios to the current version. Flashed P11.B4 as that is what Acer showed as the most current bios and now cmos does not recognize the hdd or usb drives. I have booted from my USB flash drive with my laptop so I know it works. Currious is that the only drive it seems to see is the windows10 installation usb. I startup with that and went to cmd prompt; re-flashed to P11.b2 to see if that helped but no luck, same issue, does not see any drives. The original bios was P21-B1C1 but cant find that anywhere..... Any suggestions??
UPDATE; the problem has been resolved.....found that the system would recognize the windows 10 upgrade usb. Copied the new bios P11.B4 to the usb drive, booted into the windows setup, selected REPAIR, Advanced and then went to the CMD prompt in windows update. Navigated to the "win" version of the flash update and flashed.....rebooted, selected CSM enabled and then WOW, the HDD, CDROM and USB drives are now recognized.... Hope this may help someone else..Read other 1 answers
hi, i updated my gigabyte ga-7va bios earlier but i used the wrong bios file, i updated to the hacked ga-7vaxp bios, my computer runs fine except my floppy disk controller and my ports dnt work, my monitor also decides not to work now and again afta i restart or turn me pc on. also when booting up it stats tat my mobo is a ga-7vaxp now and to check system health.
i updated my bios using gigabytes @bios tool and saved my previous bios b4 i did. ive tried to run @bios agen and use my old bios but it just stops on 48% all the time :/ ive downloaded other ga-7va bios updates but cant get these to work either :/
im kinda new to all this updating bios thing, any1 got any ideas of how i can put my old bios back on?
All the Gigabyte boards I've known come with DualBios which does a backup of your BIOS before flashing it. Now, maybe it wasn't such a good idea to keep trying to flash it non stop. Once the first flash failed, you should tried to revert to the old BIOS.
What you should try to do now is go to the Gigabyte website, look for your board & get an OFFICIAL BIOS & try to update using that one.
& never, ever, ever try to fiddle with that again.
I have a Abit VP6 board I have looked up the procedure to update the bios and get about half way threw and get lost. Downloading it to the bootable floppy I am not sure what they mean, is there a specific procedure. Or am I making it harder than it is. Im afraid if I do it wrong I will mess up the board.
Thanks for the Help.
You need to use a system disk to boot the machine to eliminate any chance of memory managers loading that will be a problem for the flash.
Put a blank floppy in the drive, go to my computer, select the floppy drive, right click, select format, check the option to write system files to disk.
Once that's done try the disk, reboot the machine with the disk in the drive, it should boot to the a prompt.
If it works, reboot, then run the bios file to extract the .bin file to the floppy, copy the awd flash program to the disk.
Follow the instructions for executing the flash in the information supplied by abit.
I would suggest doing the longer method which makes an emergency backup in case of a bad flash. It should give you the command line to do it.
Whatever you do, don't stop the flash, just be patient and wait.
Hope that helps you a little.
Woohoo, successfully updated Aspire ATC-780 AMZi5 BIOS to the new version listed on the support/BIOS page. Read the pdf instructions for EUFI and WinFlash. The EUFI approach intimidated me, where as the WinFlash version was short and I felt more confident with the instructions. DownloadUnzipRun WinFlashWatch until completeRestart (go into BIOS - on my machine, press DEL when ACER logo appears)Use Exit menu in BIOSSelect restore defaultsSelect save and exit Nice when something works and I don't mess up the whole computer.Read other answers
I updated my BIOS today (Asus A7N8X - E Deluxe) - and then couldn't reboot - the reboot gets as far as just flashing up the Windows screen for a split second, then a very quick blue screen (too quick to read) and reboots.
So, I installed XP on a spare disk, and can now boot on this.
Eventually I got it to see my original disk BUT I cannot get access to the files in my folder - which includes a backup copy of the original BIOS.
I have tried the ASUS web-site for a copy of the original BIOS (1010) but no luck.
I have some very critical files on this machine and urgently need help to get out of deep trouble ........ any advice would be VERY gratefully received.
Thanks in advance
Put your original drive back as the master and do a repair installation of Windows. It sounds like the BIOS update changed enough so that Windows thinks it's been moved to a new machine.
To do a repair install:
1 - Boot to your XP cd
2 - At the first set of choices press ENTER
3 - Press F8 to agree to the EULA
4 - Press R to repair the detected installation
BIOS failed to get installed.
I called toshiba support, and their technician searched my laptop online,
said that my laptop has serious infection.
I ran quick scan from MS Security Essential, and No threats detected.
Will you help me to install new BIOS?
I am looking for (if there is such a thing) software that would tell me the date that i updated my bios. I have tried siw for windows and aida32 they only give me the version of the bios. I need the date that the bios was last updated if possible
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Microsoft Windows Error reporting says I need to contact my computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer for an updated version of BIOS for my computer's processor.
My computer is Systemax ...I do not know the motherboard manufacturer. I cannot find this information on the Systemax website.
Present BIOS Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG
What is the model of your machine?
What I'm frustrated about is that there's no guide on how to do this. I've downloaded the lates update from acer. Yes my bios needs updating. When I go to update to windows 10 it hangs at 84%.. I'm pretty sure it's because my Bios needs to be updated like acer says. There's readme txt files within the downloaded zip file, but nothing staightforward. Theres 3 folders Dostool, ROM and Wintool. Which application do I click in order to start the process?Which folder do I choose? There's general guides out there but nothing specific for my system. Aspire z3620. I'd just like to get this Bios updated, get some drivers updated and try updating to windows 10 again.
I just want to say sounds like you would be better off using the WIN version of doing the Update..... With that said next thing make sure that your new BIOS is the right one... IF you have B stick with B if A stick with A and so on. If you need to know the one you have now best way to look is got to the Run box. type in msinfo32 press enter. It will be about half way down.... Once you DL the right update..... you will unpack it. Then to the folder you unpacked it you go to the WIN folder.... Double click on the .BAT file. It will ask you if you want to run this file. Click yes..... Once you see it done you restart your computer.... ONce you hear the beep or right as you see the Acer logo hit the DEL button to go to Bios. Then after it does its thing, Go to the last menu and click Load Default settings.... once that is done click F10 and say yes to save and exit..... JamesRead other 9 answers
Hello community. I have a really big problem. I'v gone to acer website and downloaded something called: Improve system performance (BIOS) in version 1.32. I've installed it. Now when I try to go into a video game, which uses nVidia graphic card (840m, driver up-to-date) (f.e League of Legends), it simply freezes the game, sometimes some strange colours start to appear and only thing I can do is manually restarting my laptop. Now, I tried to install older BIOS, like 1.09, but after opening the executable it tells me: value compare error. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?P.S Now sometimes Windows10 pops out some kind of notification like: League of Legends.exe was prevented from accessing your graphics card (and then it won't crash, but it won't work as well)Read other answers
My modem is still having trouble. I managed to roll it back to its previous driver, which is woefully outdated, however, it's still refusing to let me update to new drivers. I get this error message:
This device is not working properly because the controlling firmware is reporting the resources for the device incorrectly.
About which the microsoft site says this:
The information in the registry for this device is not valid.
Obtain an updated BIOS for the device. In addition, you might be able to resolve this by removing the device from Device Manager, and then running the Add/Remove Hardware Wizard. If you continue to receive this error, contact the manufacturer for the proper registry settings or updated drivers.
Unfortunately, I'm still rather clueless. I appear to be right in my assumption that it was a registry problem, but I'm completely helpless when it comes to fixing it. I've tried many registry programs, but nothing seems to work. Any help?
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Hi, I have two front usb 3.0 ports that used to work, but now it doesn't. I've already installed the correct drivers from the manufacturer's site and two of the same type shows up in device manager(ASMedia XHCI Controller). When I plug in my usb 3.0 flash drive, nothing happens, but it would read in a usb 2.0 port. i also have also tried the latest BIOS update. motherboard is M5A97 R2.0.
I had USB 3.0 problems on my custom built (by me) Recording Studio PC. The front panel USB 3.0 ports stopped working. I tried many things, including reseating the USB 3.0 connector on the motherboard and trying all USB 3.0 ports on the motherboard (it has 3 separate front panel USB 3.0 connections) and finally gave up. USB 3.0 wasn't a major issue for me but after the motherboard developed another problem I decided to send it back for warranty repair. The repaired board, which looks like a new board as there is no visible traces of any repair, now has working USB 3.0.
Check the connection to the motherboard, in case it has come loose (I've had that one time). If that is not the problem, the motherboard will have to be repaired/replaced.
Removing and reinstalling the motherboard is a hassle, but if USB 3.0 is something you need and the board is still under warranty, consider this option. Contact the motherboard vendor.
I'm working on a Gateway ESS400c - Celeron, running WIN98. I downloaded Gateway's BIOS update and performed the update. Now it will not boot from the c drive. I booted with a WIN98 startup disk, and it says there is no partition information for the hard drive and it needs to be formatted. Can I do anything to at least recover data if not actually get the partition to be recognized?
You can try a professional data recovery service.
I have a friend who bought a PC from a local shop, It has a gigabyte MB and I3 processor.
He was defraging a 3t drive when it supposedly went into hibernate, He Ctrl-Alt-Del to get out it.
Now when it reboots we noticed the BIOS version is stock (not the version that was there at time of purchase) and the splash screen is default, Not what the shop put on it.
Is it even possible to go backwards with bios versions??
There is NO way he could have done this, He is luck he can Cut-n -Past !
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Hi guys, its been a while, I did a silly thing awhile ago. I have a Gigabyte ep31 ds3l rev 1.0 and feel that I'm not getting full performance ( I dont wanto get into the specifics right now). I accidently updated my bios with Rev 2.0, and mine is rev 1.0! it seemed to work, but it is playing on my mind every time something goes unexpectedly wrong, I understand that could be for a variety of reasons. I practice good maintenance and am familiar with most problems/threats/errors/performance limitations etc. I have done some mild overclocking using only the presets provided with the ep31 ds3l for short periods (hour or so while using Zbrush with a 6,000,000+ polygon model.) Also I couldnt find my RAM:Gingle DDR 2 800 x 3 on the suppoted list, that may be a reason also. I want to know if I clear the CMOS (which I dont know how to do yet!) can I then update the bios with the appropriate version? I understand this can be risky but I have another Mobo to replace it, just not quite as good. I am about to re-install Windows and want to deal with this issue first. Thankyou for your time, I look forward to a response. Boucha. ep31 ds3l rev 1.0 Intel E8400 Gingle DDR 2 800 x 3 CoolerMaster 650 ATX PSU
You should be able to flash (it's not an update, the old BIOS gets completely erased first, and the new one is written in its place) the BIOS just fine after a CMOS clear.
I got to say, I'm pretty amazed the Rev 2.0's BIOS even worked, as long as you're running stable, you'll be fine after re-flashing the BIOS, as long as anything doesn't catastropihcally fail completely disregardless of your little oopsie.
Clearing the CMOS: some boards (not yours) have a button/other thingy that you can simply use for the operation, but with old/low-end boards, you can just unplug your computer from wall, empty the capacitors by pressing the power button for ~5 secs (fans will nudge and lights will blink, most probably), then remove the CMOS cell battery from the motherboard, and wait a while. A minute or two should do, but if you have some other chores you can take care of in the meanwhile, it doesn't hurt to wait half an hour or more. The CMOS should drain almost instantly, but... *shrug* If you don't instantly need the system, why not "play safe" (and a bit silly I guess, but it's just how I see it fit somehow. If it can't hurt you, why not. Sorry, /ramble off)
Rather than clearing the CMOS, it should also be sufficient to load the failsafe or default settings from within BIOS.
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Hello, received a replacement Biostar Geforce6100 M9 MB - working fine
except for this. It came with the newest bios,v.119 and when I put it all together, it crashed after an hour or so. Not a BSOD, but just a complete
freeze with an odd diagonal pattern on the screen. It occurred 2 or 3
other times, and not being able to find the problem (there were no dumps
or event log messages) I downgraded the board to the bios I had used on the
board I returned (for an unrelated problem) v.222. With this bios,
the new board is A-OK - no more crash.
How can I get to the bottom of this kind of problem - it might be useful
(but not imperative) to run the new BIOS because there's a few extra features in there that could be useful.
I have emailed Biostar regarding the crash but got not response.
Perhaps there's a bad default setting with the new bios - If I could track it
down it would be great.
You are doing the right thing by contacting Biostar. Great that your rig is working now. Good thinking to revert the BIOS. Way to go.
I recently bought a replacement battery for my Acer Aspire V3-771G and I am getting the "plugged in, not charging" problem. I have contacted the seller that i purchased the battery for and they informed me that the battery is made to work with the newest versions of bios for my laptop, however i updated to windows 10 and there are no compatible bios upgrades for windows 10. Will it work if I upgrade my bios to the windows 8 or 8.1 versions or will it make my computer unbootable?Read other answers
I Just updated my bios from R1-B4 to R1-C0 and i havnt seen any differnce, bios options are the same, pc still has buggy boots before getting to Operating system select,
so what would a bios update do exsacly?
I can't say without seeing the release notes on the bios update, Generally they will only fix one problem at a time. Often it's compatibility for hardware that you may not even have. Meaning you will be unaffected by the update at all.Read other 5 answers
so i was telling the acer support guys about my overheating issues, my laptop (acer aspire 5552) get very hot, especially the charger (man, you could fry an egg on it), especially when have full-screen apps open (such as combat arms - game)..
however, they told me to upgrade my BIOS... so i installed it like 10 mins ago and everything went fine, but i cant decide whether it fixed the problem or not...
anyway, i went to the downloads page here: Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents
if you go to BIOS section, you'll see the latest update, v. 2.13 (the one they told me to update to), it says "Updates empty BIOS SLIC table on non-Windows systems."
if i download it, ill get the exact same file name as the one they gave me a link to..
so my question is, how do i really know that it fixes the heating issues, and it says "for non-windows os", so how does work on windows pc?
thanks a lot
The BIOS SLIC table is used for activation of OEM SLP versions of windows.
System Locked Preinstallation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Did you install Windows 7 or was it pre-installed by Acer? Have you been prompted to activate windows since you flashed your BIOS?
I am stupidly updated my BIOS not realising that it would cause the reload cd not to work. From doing some research I understand I need to edit the DMI string of the Bios so that it matches the DMI string of the Reload CD. My question how do I begin to do this?
First off, this is an old machine that can boot up fine into a less than legal version of Win XP Pro (I had to test it). I want to use my reload cd as I can't be bothered paying for another OEM of WIN XP Home. Nobody I know has this version so thats out of the question. My only option is to edit this DMI string.
How do I get the string from the reload CD so I know exactly what to change the DMI string on the Bios to?
Where can I get the DMI String editor from with instructions?
The PC is not being used now anyways so if I make a mistake and fry things no harm.
Award Modular Bios V6.00PG
W6382VTB V1.0 071502
The computer is an old Time Computers one and I've been told the DMI string should have Time Computers at the beginning.
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i JUST GOT THIS BRAND NEW COMPUTER AND I MESSED IT ALL UP!
I have a P5N-E SLI asus motherboard....and everything was going great until i tried to update my bios....after i updated it told me to restart my pc,and i did,and now it wont boot windows...
I tried reseting the bios by taking out the battery and the jumpers....but i still get the same error when i try to boot up...ived tried updating the bios with the cd the board came with ,and it went back to the old drivers but same error,so i tried reseting the bios again,still same error
HERES THE ERROR:
BOOTING 'WINDOWS VISTA'
VISTA LOADER 2.1.2
FIND --SET-ROOT /BOOTMGR
ERROR 17: FILE NOT FOUND
BOOTING 'WINDOWS NT/2000/XP'
FIND --SET-ROOT /NTLDR
ERROR 17: FILE NOT FOUND
BOOTING 'ENTER COMMAND LINE'
PRESS ANY KEY TO ENTER COMMAND LINE
When you power on, do you get any beeps? If you do, and looking at what you typed I suggest the best option would be to reinstall windows.
I updated my BIOS in my Aspire 8951G and now it does not recognize that it has a battery. Tried retro and all versions (1.04 _ 1.13) of the bios I could find but to no avail. Anyone got any suggestions? I can even figure out how to remove this battery so as to test it. This battery does not seem to have any quick release for it and is not really visible even with bottom cover removed. Help.Read other answers
I have an Inspiron 3542 which was working perfectly, until a Dell center pop-up instructing me to update BIOS as it was available. I did so and since restarting, the screen is blank after signing in; only the mouse pointer on a black screen. I reboot in safe mode and tried changing boot priority to HDD instead of diskette drive, yet not change. SATA is set to AHCI, no other choice available.
How do I fix this issue? During the update, the fan was very loud and was fine after the restart but got the blank screen.
I recently had to get a new drive for my laptop because my HDD crashed and was physically broken somehow. I ended up replacing it with an SSD and everything went fine installing Windows 7 Pro from a USB. I did a complete fresh install, no factory reset because my HDD that was broken had he recovery partition that is now no longer accessible, and so upon getting windows to install I had to manually get a wireless adapater driver from the HP support site and transfer it over via USB and then fro there I could download any other drivers. Thing is I know I didn't download them all because I only knew about needing to update the intel hd graphics.I downloaded the HP support assistant and it advised me to update the bios, as there was an update as of the 6th of September 2016, whereas my PC was bought in 2012 and the bios had not been updated.Well upon clicking install for the upgrade the instructions or notes, whichever they were, stated my PC would shutdown after a successful installation and it did. But as soon as it start up it would get stuck in a constant loop of powering on, black screen and no lights flashing, the fan would make a lot of noise then slow down and shut itself off and free another 3-5 seconds it would start up again, without me hitting the power, and repeat the process.I tried removing the battery unplugging the ac cord and anything attached to my USB ports and wait a few minutes and try again, but it would get stuck in the same loop. I also tried holding the ... Read moreRead other answers
hi allmy computer was working fine on window 8.1. I'm not sure when but it had tried doing an auto install of windows 10 and now nothing works.No left click on my mousethe pages freeze on my desktop nothing openshp support says missing driverswindows 10 update keeps trying to installcan't do a system restorecan't get onlineI spent ages on the phone to Microsoft. They said as I have automatic update's windows 10 has tried to install and has corrupt my operating system.They said I need a windows 8.1 recovery disc which I need to get from hp and they can send me a bios file to download. I have no start up disc and it's on my harddrive but I can't get to it due to issues above.Do I need to buy a disc from hp to solve the issues or am I best buying a new computer. Is this problem solvable.thanks
MS. To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REORead other 2 answers