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Q: Desktop has done a HP bios update creating a bios recovery p...

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

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Does anyone have a resolution for this issue of all options disabled:  All the options are disabled.I've have tried to Create Recovery USB flash drive using the HP System BIOS Update Utility.MY HP 350 G1 will not boot. CapLock blinks twice. Need to Recover the Bios with the above procedure.I've attempted to create this uSB flash on 7 different pc's. Does not work.  

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Really quickly, can anyone tell me if creating a complete recovery image with Acronis 11 also backs up your BIOS?

Thanks.
 

A:Does creating a recovery image back up BIOS?

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I'm trying to Restore Corrupt BIOS On HP Pavilion Dv6 Via USB (windows 7)(based on this great website http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833?_sm_au_=iJVNRSL4Rk4sP3fj)Any ideas how to solve this are welcome! I downloaded the BIOS file from http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv6-6000-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie... And when installing this file I get following error at step 2-7.first: IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!second:  BIOS did not support InsydeFlash! The files are partially installed of which a log indicating:"--- Log started: 2016/06/21 23:53:36Initializing...Log file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.LogSettings file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\platform.ini (found)Executable : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.exeVersion : 4.0.2.0 Build : InsydeFlashDate : Mon Sep 27 18:58:26 2010Resource file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\iscflash.dll (loaded)App name : InsydesFlashOS Information : Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - supportedPreparation stageIHISI Version : 193SMI_IsSupport failError code : 259(0x00000103)Cleanup StageStage Completed--- Log Stopped: 2016/06/21 23:53:39--- Log started: 2016/06/21 23:54:37Initializing...Log file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.LogSettings file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\platform.ini (found)Executable : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\InsydeFlash.exeVersion : 4.0.2.0 Build : InsydeFlashDate : Mon Sep 27 18:58:26 2010Resource file : C:\SwSetup\sp51795\iscflash.dll (loaded)App name : InsydesFlas... Read more

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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

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

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I know a BIOS update on my Latitude with Windows 8 and Bitlocker activated on the O/S drive triggers Bit locker recovery on startup. I don't have the recovery key and so am stuck. How to recover without the Bit Locker recovery key?

A:BIOS update without suspending Bitlocker has triggered a recovery and on start up I am prompted for the recovery key

The solution I found was to install the previous version of the BIOS, but without being able to boot into Windows, I needed to install the previous version of the BIOS in DOS. Some server products provide a F12 boot up menu option to roll back a BIOS update, but this is not available in my Latitude.

I downloaded the correct BIOS version (the additional info section made specific reference to it being installable from Windows or DOS). I prepared a bootable USB key (to a dos prompt) and copied the bios installer executable to the memory stick.

Because secure boot (UEFI) is enabled, it is not possible to boot up from USB key, so legacy boot mode needs to be enabled. There were 3 settings that required changing in the BIOS before I was able to boot from the USB key.

Once I was able to boot into DOS from the USB key and got to the DOS prompt, I ran the BIOS update exe. The laptop rebooted, installed the previous BIOS version and then rebooted again. I pressed F2 to get into the BIOS and changed back the settings as they were (secure boot UEFI). I then managed to boot into windows without being prompted for the Bit locker recovery key.

You able to export or view the Bitlocker recovery key by going to Control Panel -> Security -> Bit locker Management, and temporarily suspend protection (until the next reboot). It is possible to run a commandlet to specify the number of reboots bit locker should be suspended for.

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Model: Envy m6-k088ca sleekbook - out of warranty I have been having problems with the screen going black and not recovering without a reboot. There was a BIOS update available, so I went for it. But in the middle of the update, as I feared it might, the screen went black. I left it for about an hour then turned it off. Turned it on again, nothing. I tried the key combo recovery method, which didn't seem to work. Then I tried the USB key method. It started recovery, then gave me the error "system BIOS recovery failed - unable to open BIOS signature file" over and over quite a few times, then, nothing. I tried the key combo again, holding them down for much longer this time, and it worked. It started recovering the BIOS - and then, again, the screen went black in the middle. :-( That was 15 minutes ago. It's just sitting there, running, with a black screen. Power light is solid. Wifi light is red (for off). Nothing flashes, nothing beeps. Anyone have any suggestions re my next move?

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I receive a notification to update a BIOS, I accept it and the tablet download a updtaet. Now every time I turn on the tablet, it go to a screen with the title HP bios update, the text of the screen say: **************************************The system bios is being recovered. The recovery will take several minutes to completeDo not shut down your computer during the processWriting new BIOS image block xxx/2048Progress from 0 to 100%***************************************  after that, the screen change to  ***************************************The system bios is being recovered. The recovery will take several minutes to completeDo not shut down your computer during the process Verifying new bios imageblock xxx/2048progress from 0 to 100%***************************************  and chage to  ****************************************System BIOS recovery is completeUpon restart. the screen may be black for a few minutes and varius led lights may flash. Pleasedo not attempt to interrupt or power down during this timecontinue startup15**************************************** them the tablet reboot and start again. 

A:HP bios update recovery, reboot and recovery again

Hi,       Since you mentioned that the tablet is going to  a screen with the title HP bios update.The system bios is being recovered. Please provide me the product number and serial number of unit so i can check for solution. If it is a android tablet you try performing the steps below. With the tablet powered off, press and hold the volume up (+) button and power button at the same time for about five seconds. ... When the Android system recovery menu displays, use the volume down (-) button to highlight Wipe data/factory reset.   ******Clicking the Thumbs-Up button is a way to say -Thanks!.********Click Accept as Solution on a Reply that solves your issue to help others** I am an HP Employee

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I have a brand new Lenovo S510 Desktop (small form factor).  This one:http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/desktops/lenovo/s-series-sff/s510/  As usual, the first thing I do with any new pc is to update the software, drivers and BIOS. Downloaded the lastest BIOS from here.I chose the "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system)" version.http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds112505  Ran the utility from Windows 10 x64. After the utility ran in Windows, the machine shutdown and rebooted into the BIOS Setup Screen and began writing the new BIOS file, as expected. The BIOS update got to about 25% complete in the status bar and then froze during the "writing boot block" portion. I left the computer there for about an hour with no change. Powered down the machine eventually and, as feared, upon restarting:- the machine turns on- hdd runs, fan runs etc- but there is no video- no beeps, nothing So, BIOS appears to be bricked.  What is the correct method to perform a BIOS recovery on this specific model?It's a current 2016 model.  BIOS is AMI if I remember correctly while staring at the BIOS setup screen. Unfortunately, the S510 Desktop support pages don't appear to have any model-specific instructions for BIOS recovery.  As a result I've been trying recovery instructions for other Lenovo models... but have been unsuccessful so far. If possible, I'd prefer to recover from a usb stick but will d... Read more

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I have a brand new Lenovo S510 Desktop (small form factor).  This one:http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/desktops/lenovo/s-series-sff/s510/  As usual, the first thing I do with any new pc is to update the software, drivers and BIOS. Downloaded the lastest BIOS from here.I chose the "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system)" version.http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds112505  Ran the utility from Windows 10 x64. After the utility ran in Windows, the machine shutdown and rebooted into the BIOS Setup Screen and began writing the new BIOS file, as expected. The BIOS update got to about 25% complete in the status bar and then froze during the "writing boot block" portion. I left the computer there for about an hour with no change. Powered down the machine eventually and, as feared, upon restarting:- the machine turns on- hdd runs, fan runs etc- but there is no video- no beeps, nothing So, BIOS appears to be bricked.  What is the correct method to perform a BIOS recovery on this specific model?It's a current 2016 model.  BIOS is AMI if I remember correctly while staring at the BIOS setup screen. Unfortunately, the S510 Desktop support pages don't appear to have any model-specific instructions for BIOS recovery.  As a result I've been trying recovery instructions for other Lenovo models... but have been unsuccessful so far. If possible, I'd prefer to recover from a usb stick but will d... Read more

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Model: Envy m6-k088ca sleekbook - out of warranty I have been having problems with the screen going black and not recovering without a reboot. There was a BIOS update available, so I went for it. But in the middle of the update, as I feared it might, the screen went black. I left it for about an hour then turned it off. Turned it on again, nothing. I tried the key combo recovery method, which didn't seem to work. Then I tried the USB key method. It started recovery, then gave me the error "system BIOS recovery failed - unable to open BIOS signature file" over and over quite a few times, then, nothing. I tried the key combo again, holding them down for much longer this time, and it worked. It started recovering the BIOS - and then, again, the screen went black in the middle. :-( That was 15 minutes ago. It's just sitting there, running, with a black screen. Power light is solid. Wifi light is red (for off). Nothing flashes, nothing beeps. Anyone have any suggestions re my next move?













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A:Cannot get through BIOS update or recovery SOLVED

I figured out what was happening. The muscle that it was putting into the BIOS update was causing the laptop to overheat. Once I let it cool down and added a table fan to the two big fans constantly running in a cooling pad beneath it, it was able to get through the BIOS recovery.  I realized this because it happened before when I tried to install Windows 10. It overheated and crashed every time. The BIOS update is a much shorter process but I guess it's intense 

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

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my computer's BIOS has been recently been updated. when
i do a full recovery of my computer,do i need to re-update
the BIOS or does that survive a recovery/full format of a
computer?
THANKS AHEAD OF TIME
 

A:Solved: Update Bios Again? After A Full Recovery

No, the new bios is there to stay unless you flash it again.
 

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Hello,  My computer is prompting me with the following update:Headlined: HP BIOS Update and RecoveryThis update is for BIOS family YAR, version A0.15.Please select: - Update the BIOS on this device. (Requires restart.) - Create Recovery USB Flash drive: Creat an HP BIOS Recovery USB flash drive to recover another HP device. - Copy: Copy BIOS image to any file location. (Advanced users)We have not made any recent changes, installed any hardware or software, etc. The computer has been fine but does seem a little slower than it was. (My grandson uses the computer a lot for online games. Don't know if he may have downloaded games that are slowing the computer or visited sites which have attracted Malware, etc.)Wondering if this is a prompt issued by HP for a normal update that I should do, or if there is something wrong and I should not do it. Computer literacy is minimal. . .good with using them, not good with understanding them.Many thanks for any help that you can provide.Specs:HP All-In-One 22-3116Windows 10 HomeIntel Celeron N3050 @ 1.6 GHz4.00 GB RAMThank you!

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i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help     my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

A:i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

You need to place a voice call to Dell support --- they'll provide you an unlock key upon validation of ownership.

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Is it safe to update the bios to that version, is there any disadvantages or slow down the system etc., any new features like a new logo on the POST screen? And how would I revert back to FEKT84BUS?

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Hi I am trying to update BIOS  F 64.Rev A, but getting error messege can't update system bios file due c:\SWSetup\SP77971\ROM.CAB missing please help me,,,,,,

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

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I'm a new owner of a Flex 4-1570 Ideapad. I have a critical update awaiting install, however the window popup says it is for the YOGA not the Flex. Thus, I have not installed it. My question is, should I install it? If not, how do I turn the notification off? Thanks! 

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The 90DA is also called ideacentre 300 (desktop PC) Windows got messed up by the auto repair script. I have only had this system a short time and hadn't made a backup yet.  I read that F2 key on power up goes to a recovery screen. However, I have tried this on dozens of boot ups and pressed the F2 key many times, both fast and slow. Nevertheless I never got to the recovery screen. Has F2 worked for others that have the same system as me? The recovery partition is still there, I can boot up into windows 10 copied from a completely different computer (not a permanent solution). Is there a way to run the recovery partition after booting into win 10?  I did try to copy recovery partition to a USB drive but it doesn't boot and the only file visible is "recovery.txt" which is blank.Any suggestions? 

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I was configuring my bios when I accidently enabled legacy mode and secure boot, now my notebook will stay on a blank screen I have tried removing the memory, hard resetting it, entering the bios recovery menu, but failed to, my only hope is to flash the bios, the problem is that I can't find any bios files anywhere on the internet, not even the HP website

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Hello.I need to update BIOS on my notebooks.I used my second computer to creat  a BIOS recovery drive on my USB.I used this way:Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external storage devicehttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 I download recommended version:sp62234.exeAfter step "5. In the Location to Save Files window, click Change."The HP System BIOS Update Utility DOSENT opens and i have 2 errors: 1.IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!  2. BIOS did not support InsydeFlash!  Please help me.

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Hope I put this in the right place. Here goes...
So I updated my bios today from 1.7 to 1.A. When the system restarted it goes to Windows 7 with a black screen that says "C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop Refers to a location that is unavailable". From here I have all of the basic buttons but I cannot access anything. I get an error even trying to run regedit. My system ran fine before the bios update. The system setup is as follows:
50GB SSD with Windows 7 installed only
4x 500GB HDD in Raid0 with all user profiles and default save locations set to it.
2x External drives (not to important here just run Ubuntu and a spare drive)

When I set the system up I changed all of the registry settings so that windows automatically saved everything to the Raid0 drive. Everything is still on the drive as it has been unchanged but Windows fails to find the desktop settings now. How can I change this? I CANNOT lose any of the files so a wipe and rebuild are out of the question. I'm lost here fellas and could really use your guidance. Thanks in advance.
Edit: When I looked in the system profile folder there was no "desktop" folder there. I manually created one and got some of my shortcuts on the desktop back but everything is still missing. At system launch I edited all registry settings to point to drive D: as the primary. Maybe something changed there?

A:Bios Update now no Desktop

Hi,

Is this a hardware RAID0? If so, then check your updated BIOS to make sure it is still configured to use the RAID controller.

Regards.
Golden

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After updating my Bios (1.24) using the Thinkvantage software, my Laptop wouldnt boot anymore.  after contacting Lenovo, they sent me a recovery usb stick, but it wont start, I think it is a bios problem.  (lenovo thinks it is a corrupt windows) I have reloaded the optimised defaults, used F12 to choose usb stick but the only thing I get is the red Lenovo Screen. Is there anywhere I can find the default bios settings for the Thinkpad P71 so I can check if evrything is correct. I have an appointment with a new client Thursday and need my computer. any help would be appreciated
 
Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type and more complete problem description

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Hi,

I know this is is quite old computer, but until now it was just enough good for my usage.
Anyway, after I have done a recovery of the Windows Vista OS that came with my computer, I got a notification from one of Toshiba tools that there is an updated BIOS available for my computer.
I've downloaded it and tried to perform an update. After the process had (probably) finished, the computer did not react to touchpad and keyboard. I was not sure if the update was really successful, especially because it looked like the computer was is frozen state. So I left it for next +/- 30 minutes but no change.
Then I decided to reset it as even the power button was not working. So I had to remove the battery and unplug the AC power.

... and the computer was (almost) dead then.

Now it is so that when I press the power button it seems to power up, but the screen remains blank, the fan is working and Windows is not booting. It just makes one short scratching noise from the DVD drive and this is all.

My question is, what is the recovery procedure in my situation ? I've tried to look for some potential help on the Internet and I found some forum posts or articles stating that there are some recovery procedures for different BIOSes, but what is the procedure for my BIOS ? The only thing that I found "working" was that if I press the power button holding Fn+Esc keys, the laptop powers on with flashing power button. But how to force BIOS recovery flashing procedure ?

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A:Satellite A300D-156 BIOS update failed - I need help with recovery

This is really stupid situation now. You will not be able to fix it with some simple recovery operation. BIOS is screwed up.
In the past I was not faced with such situation but on this forum I found very interesting thread about BIOS ?recovering?. Please take some time and visit this thread.

Maybe this will help you with your machine.

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Hello, I executed a BIOS update from within the Bios utility from version 02.04 to 02.09- the PC found the bios update file automaticaly;- the file got downloaded;- the Bios was updated;- was asked for a reboot. Upon reboot, the pc does not start and emits 2 long beeps (red power led) and 4 short beeps (white power led). Please let me know how to restart the PC or revert the Bios. Thanks, Flavius 

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Hello Community. I have updated my computer to the latest bios version (FCKT84A) and after that my computer stuck to a black screen after the lenovo logo appears. My computer boot normally when i remove my graphic card (AMD Radeon HD 5450) and use the on board graphic card.I try to downgrade my bios to FCKT83A and everything are back to normal but unfortunately i don't have the latest update.Is there any way to have the latest update using my graphic card? and why that my happen? thanks in advance

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I have a Dell Inspiron 620 desktop.  It currently has a BIOS version of "A04".  I tried to update to version A10 but it did not update.  I ran the appropriate BIOS executable for my specific computer and it reported as updated but after it rebooted the version is still A04.  Any ideas?  Thanks to those offering suggestions. 

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Hey all, recently my bios got corrupt somehow, so i tired the bios recovery process this is what it does 1) writng new bios image2)verifying new bios image  says the bios system recovery is complete and restarts the computer and starts back at the same process again and agian pls helpthank you 

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Hello, i have a really annoying problem: Everytime i start my laptop, it wont boot up. The capslock button is blinking twice so i guess the bios is damaged. First i checked if there is a update for my bios on you driver/software download page but there isnt. So afterward i tried to recover and reinstall my bios but i cant even enter the bios update menu.In the bios recovery manual http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 it says:With the computer off, press and hold the Windows logo key and the B key at the same time.Still pressing those keys, press and hold down the Power button on the computer for 1 to 2 seconds, and then release the Power button but continue to hold the Windows and B keys until the BIOS update screen is displayed or until you hear a beeping sound (usually 8 beeps).But this isnt working. It only blinks twice continiously but wont boot. Can anyone help me? I cant find further information regarding this issue. I start to get really really annoyed by the problem because sometimes it takes up to 15-20 times to get the laptop running. Best Regards  

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On the below page there is a BIOS update listed for my model desktop for use on Windows 10, eg:  HP Pavilion Desktop - 500-405nd http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-500-Desktop-PC-series/7161732/model/7493... HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family SSID 2B29) A0.11 Rev.A 5.6 MB Feb 27, 2016     This package provides an update to the HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS (ROM Family 2B29) for supported models running a supported operating systemFile name: sp74558.exeRelease detailsReleased: Jan 19, 2016Version A0.11 Rev.A  Once i download and try to open it, the option to update my BIOS is grayed out,  the only options available are to make a USB stick or to copy the bios file (advanced users)  Msinfo32 reports my current bios as: Version 80.20 dated 31-10-2014 I found this file on one of my disks: File name: sp70923.exe Release detailsReleased: Mar 17, 2015Version 80.20 Rev.A

A:HP Pavilion Desktop - 500-405nd BIOS Update A0.11 Rev.A

Use the "copy BIOS to any file location"  option. Choose C:\downloads as the place to save it or another location, such as the desktop. Exit Windows and power down the desktop. Press the start button and begin tapping the F2 key to invoke the PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI environment. Choose Firmware Management at the first menu. Update the BIOS and point the utility to the location where you saved the BIOS ROM file and committ to the update. Do not turn off the PC until the update is complete.

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I am trying to install a gtx 770 graphics card on my computer but it is consistently getting stuck on the first hp screen and then just freezes.  I researched it and saw that it could be a bios incompatibility and someone mentioned that updating the bios to version 8 might fix the problem however the update does not appear on the hp website.  

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Hello, today i downloaded the latest bios version on HP website for the said PC, the file was .exe so i had to install it from windows until it reached a point to reboot; after reboot it went into a screen to choose update bios or update later, i choosed update bios and waited. it rebooted and gave some noise, then it went silent and nothing happened after that. now the pc is not starting up, nothing on the screen.. any suggestions?

A:Desktop 280 G1 mt doesn't start after bios UPDATE

Hold down the Windows Key and the B key at the same time. Press the power button and wait for the PC to respond and recover the BIOS.

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Hi, I am trying to download a new BIOS update for my HP Pavilion a6160a Desktop PC, Windows 7 64-Bit and Windows 10 on the other half of the same HD, I tried HP Software and Drivers for many times, guess what!! unfortunately, it's not possible to find a BIOS for that model, the only thing can be found there is Software-Multimedia: LightScribe System Software Update!!. I was wondering if HP can do this only and where can I find another place to find the extinct BIOS, thank you. Emad

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PLEASE URGENT HELP, I BOUGHT HP PAVILION 20-a213l ALL IN ONE PC 6 MONTHS AGO, AFTER A MONTH PLUS THE COMPUTER START ON BLANK SCREEN BUT WILL BOOT UP WELL, LCD LIGHT TURN BLANK AT STARTUP(HP LOGO).2 DAYS LATER THE COMPUTER BOOT UP FINE WITH LCD LIGHT TURN ON,  I WENT TO HP WEBSITE TO CHECK FOR BIOS UPDATE http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-20-All-in-One-Desktop-PC-series/5330757/... I FIND NEW VERSION OF UPDATE : sp70168.exe, sp60503.exe, I RUN IT ON MY PC AND THE PC WENT OFF I POWER THE PC ON IT START AND SHUTDOWN IN 4 SECOND. I EXTRACT AND RENAME BIOS FILE  KIN_14.ROM FILE TO HPBIOS.ROM AND COPY TO A USB FLASH DRIVE IT BOOT TO HP LOGO AND STUCK THERE. I TRY THE OLD VERSION BIOS FILE KIN_808.ROM,RENAME TO HPBIOS AND COPY TO FLASH DRIVE AND POWER COMPUTER UP, IT BOOT TO THE HP LOGO AND START UP FIRMWARE UPDATE BUT SHUT DOWN PC AFTER 4 SECOND, I RESTART BUT SAME RESULT. PLEASE HELP ON WHAT TO DO 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 20 3052 series.  Downloaded the BIOS update today and now can no longer turn the computer on.  I press power and it makes a little "wrrrrr" sound, then nothing
Ive had this computer less then 6 months, and the warranty is already expired it appears.  Any help would be appreciated
thanks

A:BIOS update- can no longer turn on desktop

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The solution for a failed, or corrupt BIOS flash, is usually to replace the motherboard.For more information, read the following:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/p/20012309/20997119#20997119
Bev.

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

Thanks,
Jim

A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

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

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When installing the FWKT95A BIOS Update on the M900 it prompts you to continue with the message stating that the version you are applying is the same or older then the currently installed version. If I tell it to continue it will install the BIOS and it is the same version as I had before the update (FWKT90A). It looks like the imagefw.rom file was not updated.

A:M900 FWKT95A BIOS Update does not update BIOS Version

Hi Bagel!
 
Welcome to the community forums.
 
How are you trying to update the BIOS? Are you trying to install it manually? If yes, could you try to install the update via a Lenovo Vantage app that you can download from here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/lenovo-vantage/9wzdncrfj4mv
 
Let us know how it goes.

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Hello,
I recently attempted to update my BIOS (Gigabyte F8 to F10) so that I could upgrade my CPU from a sandy bridge to an ivy bridge. I did not do the cpu upgrade, yet, just the BIOS flash. The flash, using Gigabyte's q-flash) went fine, according to the flash results screen. I then rebooted, and the computer when into the Startup Repair Infinite Loop; it goes through POST, and then says "Windows is Starting" and the animated Windows logo (where the four colored window panes fly at you and then pulse/glow while the OS loads) begins, but then freezes just a moment after it starts. The system then goes into the repair loop.

The first thing I did was to re-flash back to F8. That did nothing though. But just FYI, my BIOS is back at F8.

I have tried the recovery method from the tutorials section, but I'm stuck and posting in that thread has not yielded any replies. So, I'm posting here.
Before I even get to the editing of the registry, I'm stuck in that a "DIR" command on my c-drive shows "File Not Found." Not sure what to do from here.
Thanks for any tips, advice, explanations, etc.!!
Kieran

A:startup repair infinite loop after BIOS update, recovery not working

Confirm the Partition Marked Active is 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or Win7 partition (if you don't).

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

If this fails boot into System Recovery Options to System Restore backward until you find a working configuration.

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I'm new to UEFI and after a failed BIOS update, I removed and completely reformatted the HDD on another machine, wiping out the UEFI partition. So now I cannot load Dell Recovery to re-flash/repair the BIOS.
I have completed all the steps for notebook computers as suggested on Dell Support here: BIOS Recovery 2 options on a Dell PC or Tablet (http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/4/SLN300716/en)
I formatted a bootable external USB key with a copy of the BIOS package properly renamed as instructed. However, when I use the CTRL + Esc key combination and power up the computer, the system does not boot to Dell Recovery, but instead the power LED flashes a 3,3 code (3 amber flashes, 3 white flashes) which indicates "Recovery Image Not Found" according to the Dell Knowledge Base. I presume this code is given because it cannot find the Dell Recovery application since it (as well as the entire UEFI partition) is now gone after I reformatted the HDD.
So, I know what the problem is, I just don't know what to do at this point to fix it.
Any suggestions are appreciated.

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I'm new to UEFI and after a failed BIOS update, I removed and completely reformatted the HDD on another machine, wiping out the UEFI partition. So now I cannot load Dell Recovery to re-flash/repair the BIOS.
I have completed all the steps for notebook computers as suggested on Dell Support here: BIOS Recovery 2 options on a Dell PC or Tablet (http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/4/SLN300716/en)
I formatted a bootable external USB key with a copy of the BIOS package properly renamed as instructed. However, when I use the CTRL + Esc key combination and power up the computer, the system does not boot to Dell Recovery, but instead the power LED flashes a 3,3 code (3 amber flashes, 3 white flashes) which indicates "Recovery Image Not Found" according to the Dell Knowledge Base. I presume this code is given because it cannot find the Dell Recovery application since it (as well as the entire UEFI partition) is now gone after I reformatted the HDD.
So, I know what the problem is, I just don't know what to do at this point to fix it.
Any suggestions are appreciated.

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I had a working Vostro 3350 laptop and was doing maintenance to bring it up to date. I downloaded and installed the recommended BIOS update for this laptop... Dell Vostro 3350 System BIOS 3350A10.EXE.The BIOS update failed and left the computer with no working BIOS. F2 is dead. It will not boot.
I read similar topic: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19593398.
there is a guide:
1.  Download the Dell BIOS update .exe file to a USB flash drive.
2.  Run the .exe file with /writehdrfile parameter
3.  Run the .exe file with /writeromfile parameter
4.  Copy the .hdr file to winery50.hdr
5.  Remove the battery and AC power from the dead computer
6.  Insert the flash drive into the dead computer's USB port
7.  Hold down the End key and then connect the AC power
8.  Dead computer reads USB flash and asks if update should be done
9.  Allow the update to finish and then reboot.
10.  Computer is now working normally.
But I do not know which key to press me (End or another)? And need use flash card or sd card?
And I do not know how need called my file: winery50.hdr or winery30.hdr maybe....
Can someone please help? Thanks, Alex

A:Vostro 3350 BIOS Update Failed - Recovery Procedure Needed

Who can help me????

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I had a working Vostro 3300 laptop and was doing maintenance to bring it up to date. I downloaded and installed the recommended BIOS update for this laptop... Dell Vostro 3300 System BIOS 3300A12.EXE | Windows/DOS (2 MB) BIOS Release date 17 JUL 2014. Last Updated 17 JUL 2014 Recommended The BIOS update failed and left the computer with no working BIOS.
I find some solution for vostro 3500 like :
1.  Download the Dell BIOS update .exe file to a USB flash drive.2.  Run the .exe file with /writehdrfile parameter3.  Run the .exe file with /writeromfile parameter4.  Copy the .hdr file to winery50.hdr5.  Remove the battery and AC power from the dead computer6.  Insert the flash drive into the dead computer's USB port7.  Hold down the End key and then connect the AC power8.  Dead computer reads USB flash and asks if update should be done9.  Allow the update to finish and then reboot.10.  Computer is now working normally.
But it doesnt work for me.
Can someone please help ?
Thanks

A:Vostro 3300 BIOS Update Failed - Recovery Procedure Needed

Two options at this point:
Have a shop un-solder the BIOS chip, flash it externally and re-solder it, or
Replace the mainboard.

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I had a working Vostro 3500 laptop and was doing maintenance to bring it up to date.
I downloaded and installed the recommended BIOS update for this laptop...

Dell Vostro 3500 System BIOS
3500A12.EXE | Windows/DOS (3 MB) BIOS Release date 7/21/2014 Last Updated 7/21/2014 Recommended

The BIOS update failed and left the computer with no working BIOS. F2 is dead. It will not boot.
I am pretty sure that there is a backup or primitive BIOS still in there, as when I start the machine with no battery and just AC power using the End key it continuously tries to read data from a 2GB flash drive. I assume that it would like to reload the BIOS from a file.

I know how to get the ROM contents from the above file using the /writeromfile parameter.

The big question is, what kind of file does the 3500 want to read, and what is the file name that it is looking for? Does the flash drive need to be bootable? Is this an AMI or Phoenix BIOS?

Can someone please help?

Thanks,
Terry

A:Vostro 3500 BIOS Update Failed - Recovery Procedure Needed

Here is how to recover from a failed BIOS flash update of a Vostro 3500 laptop...
1.  Download the Dell BIOS update .exe file to a USB flash drive.
2.  Run the .exe file with /writehdrfile parameter
3.  Run the .exe file with /writeromfile parameter
4.  Copy the .hdr file to winery50.hdr
5.  Remove the battery and AC power from the dead computer
6.  Insert the flash drive into the dead computer's USB port
7.  Hold down the End key and then connect the AC power
8.  Dead computer reads USB flash and asks if update should be done
9.  Allow the update to finish and then reboot.
10.  Computer is now working normally.
Helpful web site:  http://mickitblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/dell-bios-switches.html
 

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