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Q: Bios Update Windows locks up

I've downloaded BIOS version P01.B1 for my gateway dx4831-07 from the official site and installed following the instructions.
Installation was successful but now windows locks up at the "starting windows" screen. I can only access on safe mode. I've tried putting the Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Installation disk. Once booted from the DVD it started loading the windows files, and then it locks up again at the windows logo screen.

I did the SF_Diagnostic_Tool I uploaded the rar archive like in the instructions: http://www.sevenforums.com/joinseven...p?do=addmember

Preferred Solution: Bios Update Windows locks up

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: Bios Update Windows locks up

Hi JohnyDale, Welcome to Sevenforums.

1. Well since you're getting to the Windows boot menu, your BIOS is recognizing and reading the drive. I think its possible that the BIOS change could require new Windows driver(s) to use, but safe mode should overlook that. Have you tried booting off any other devices and see if you can still access/read the drive?

2. It can be a issue with the BIOS update. The workaround is to change the Boot speed setting in Bios to "normal" instead of the default "fast"
Press and hold the F2 button, then power on the Unit. That should bring up the BIOS, from there you should see a setting under the Advanced tab called boot speed, just set it to normal and you should be able to load windows normaly

3. Try to boot from DVD and do system repair.

If all fails. Do a Clean Install Windows 7, install all the drivers again. That will fix the issue.

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When I try to update windows 90% of the time my browser locks up and I have to ctr-alt-del to end the process. The very few times I get to the update page and choose express install the appropriate updates are listed. When I press the install button the little window showing downlaod and install progress comes up but nothing happens. Nothing downloads. When I try to close the window or hit cancel things freeze up again and I have to ctrl-alt-del my way out again.
Using Windows XP with 2.53GHZ P4
Any suggestions?

A:Windows update locks up! Help

Well I managed to solve this puppy. I tried again to update and just let the PC sit there with the download screen up and apparently running but nothing happening. After about 20 minutes I saw that I had 10 outstanding downloads but all had download errors and were not downloaded. The error isted for each was 0x80246008. I searched the microsoft knowledgebase and saw that it meant that BITS was not set. When I ran services.msc I tried to enable BITS but got another error 2147024894. Checking that out I saw where I had to add a folder in my registry called 'FilesNotToBackup'. I did it and was able to enable BITS.
Well I rebooted and BINGO!! it worked and I was able to download and install all of the latest security updates.
Maybe others will solve there problem trying the above.

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Hello, my explorer is freezeing/ locking up wen trying to access windows update, the pop-up windows comes up but then stops (just white page) & must us task manager to close and windows must restart it self. Have done much browsing on this subject to no good, using zonealarm security suit & have scaned using S&D, SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition, windows malisous software removale tool, hijackthis but nouthing but "low" tracking cookies ever found. did try to install shockwave intenet radio & .net firmware 3.5 but nether would install (don't know why) am not saying that I belive this is where the trouble stems from but its the last problem remmbered.
Thanks for the help & hope all yall have a happy Newyear.

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by daniel at 9:43:22.77 on Sat 12/27/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3315.2170 [GMT -6:00]

AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Windows update locks up

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable ... Read more

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Recently, whenever I download from Windows Update, the download takes place OK but when the update begins to install itself, my entire system locks up. The only way to get out is to shut off the power. I've tried disabling Norton Antivirus, my date and time are correct, and there is a language listed for IE. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Ok, first off, I've applied the RPC patch, run the removal util, and run NAV.

I couldn't even access windows update until I killed mdm.exe (which I assume was still infected by the virus but nothing could find it)

Now, I can run windows update - but it freezes when I click "scan my comptuer for updates"

Edit: It doesnt freeze totally, it comes back after awhile..

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my HP Pavilion Desktop also locks up after windows 10 updates,i have to hold the power button in to shut it down and then leave it for 30 seconds or so before rebooting,sometimes it says windows updating please do not switch your computer off,other times it starts without any updates.All my drivers are upto date.

A:HP Pavilion locks up after windows 10 update

Hi @hsmith100,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with windows update are freezen the computer. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? Please get back to me. 

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I've been working on my wife's computer that has had Win10 for the last several months. Her computer completely refuses to update Windows anymore. The updates will get stuck downloading at 0% even overnight and it uses up so much of the system resources that the computer slows to a crawl, taking ages to respond to any action, if it does at all.

Things I've tried:

1) Clearing out the Software Distribution folder
2) System restore
3) Windows update troubleshooter
4) Completely reinstalling Win10 via the Reset option in the Recovery menu (choosing to delete all files and programs)

The computer still locks up when trying to download any Win10 updates. The computer is a reasonably new desktop with 16GB of RAM and an AMD 8-core processor (I can get the more specific specs off of it if necessary).

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Windows won't update, locks computer up

Use your computer > download Win 10 version 10586 iso file >burn it to a bootable DVD or USB.
Take the bootable media to your wife's computer > use the F key ( possibly F12 key ) to access the boot order > set the boot order to boot from DVD or USB, depending which media you will be using > insert the bootable media > restart computer.

Installation should begin.
You might be asked for product key > use the Skip option and continue.
Activation will be automatic after successful install.

You can use one of the 2 links below to download the iso file :

Media Creation Tool (MCT)

Tech Bench

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Microsoft recently rolled out the Windows 10 April Update and as is Microsoft's new policy towards updates, it's rather persistent about getting installed. Since the update, I've found that my Yoga 920 often "locks up". But it isn't the typical lock up that is eventually accompanied with a BSOD. Instead I can still move the mouse ? it?s just that nothing is responding to user input anymore.  Furthermore, I?ve found that pushing the power button to put the computer to sleep, and then pressing it again to wake it up, resolves the issue and I am able to pick up where I left off.  This will happen up to 3 times per hour.  

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I just completed recovering my system to a new hard drive. Everything appears to work correctly except for the automatic update feature from Microsoft. I can download anytime I want but when using the automatic download, the automaic download locks. I can go to the update site and do a check on what updates are needed and the system reports back correctly. I select what updates to download and hit start. After that the download does not start. From the system error logs, it appears the remote dowload process can not connect with the DCOM server. The only way out is to terminate the application.

I could manuallly download the updates from MS, but really would like to get the auto update feature working. Would a reinstall of SP2 or any other updates work. SFC did not correct anything. When trying to do a repair reinstall with a genuine XP SP2 disk, I keep geting files not found and a request to put in a SP2 disk. I can put the SP2 files on my harddrive to make them easier to find, but its a tedious process. Any suggestions. I even tried without the Windows firewall disabled, and with and without antivirus SW. I'm currently using AVG. Previous AV was Nortons AV 2005.


A:[resolved] Microsot/windows update locks my system

What brand of HD is it?
I'm asking becaqsue there may be a Mfg's HD tool available that can be used to zero-sum-fill the drive, and then reformat it.

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Hello dear hp wizards! I have a weird problem. When I'm attempting to install the newest BIOS update thru HP Support Assistant, the installation program asks me for my BIOS password which doesn't work for some reason, but it works fine at startup when I access BIOS setup / update BIOS after I have to give the password there, it even gives me the happy "bleep bleep bleep bleep"- sound. I've never had this problem before.  Any ideas? kody

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Hi Guys,

I have a REAL newbie question. I?ve tried reading a bunch of tutorials, but they?re a little over my head. I think my question is pretty basic, but after a couple hours research, hopefully someone here would be kind enough to help.

I have an M2A-VM motherboard and my system keeps freezing up, no input from keyboard or mouse, no ctl-alt-del, nothing. It freezes intermittently, but never goes more than 3 hours without freezing, sometimes freezes in a few seconds, with 5 ? 10 minutes being the average time it works before freezing. Seems to freeze more (often immediately) when I?m using the mouse than any other time, but it will freeze on it?s own, just idling, if you give it enough time.

I?ve read a few things including updating bios and downloading the latest motherboard drivers. My problem starts when I go to download the mobo drivers from this page:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-

It lists 41 driver updates there for my motherboard:

41 files found

Qualified Vendor List (1)

BIOS (20) [BIOS History]

BIOS-Utilities (1)

Chipset (1)


LAN (1)

Utilities (2)

Manual (14)

And apparently I?m ?missing? these Windows Updates:

Q934062 - Important
Q936960 - Important
Q950130 - Critical
Q951550 - Important
Q951944 - Important
Q973923 - Moderate

Question #1: Do I download all 41?? Surely my machine can?t need 41 updates? How do I know which ones to download and install?

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A:Windows Update INCLUDES Motherboard Drivers and BIOS Update on M2A-VM?

I have the same board on another pc.

You only need to download and install only that which would make your setup current.

You really only need to update the bios if you will be moving up to a newer processor that is not currently supported by the current bios or if the newer bios fixes a known problem.

You need the latest motherboard chipset driver. (I would install this first if you haven't already)

You need the latest LAN driver.

The audio driver you can either download from Asus or from RealTek.

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Tried win 10 anniv update and after 10 hours! it sat on 99%. Finally shut it down. Now when I try to update from setting-update, that locks up & I have to use task manager to exit it. Heard a lot about problems with the anniv update, now I know. Also what do they mean when updating with the ISO? I know little-if anything about programming.

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I have an Inspiron 17 7779 which just received a Bios update using Windows Update.  I caught it before it tried to install but did not see a way to stop it.
I have always felt Bios updates should be a user selection and not a required install.  Is that option no longer going to be a user preference?
As far as I can tell, the update was not part of a Dell Updater or some other Dell utility.. but I could be wrong.. 

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A few days ago, my computer stopped booting up. It would get to the Asus bios screen, where it would sway press del to enter setup, and then it would freeze. I tried booting it for a while, then I gave up and decided to come back to it the next day, and it worked fine. It continued to boot fine for a few days, until yesterday, when thew same problem started again. This time letting it sit didn't seem to work, not sure what to try next. Is a new motherboard in my future? Or could it be something else?

A:Computer locks up at bios

Sometimes it's the HardDrive trying to be recognized.
Trying removing all internal Dust
And/or reseat the HardDrive and cabling

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I turn the computer on and start pressing F10 every second. The screen remains blank. After 4 minutes or so, I stop pressing  F10. The screen remains blank, nothing happens and I turn the computer off after a half hour. I purchased this computer with Windows Vista installed and a free upgrade to Windows 7 that I installed immediately in 2009. I am certain that after the upgrade I was able to invoke the BIOS program, but it has been several years since I used the BIOS. The BIOS Version/Date on my computer is Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.43, 6/3/2009. I downloaded an update from HP, sp43096.exe, version 5.49 for WIndows Vista so it would not update the BIOS on my Windows 7 system. Perhaps if I could update the BIOS it would resolve my problem. Is there a BIOS update for WIndows 7 and motherboard, M2N68-LA? Many thanks for help.Loren Hall

A:System locks up when I use F10 to go to BIOS

@lorenhall, welcome to the forum. You should try tapping the Esc key while the computer is booting to see if it helps.  There is no BIOS update for Win 7 available.  Here is another thread that may help you install the Vista BIOS in Win 7.  Read it carefully to see if there is a solution that you are comfortable trying.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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here lately my new dell insprion 1501 notebook will sometimes lock up in at bios i shut it down hard ( i really hate doing that) and take the battery out and press the power button to reset the notebook, after doing so it works fine, it is still under warranty, but before sending it back to dell id like to see if i can fix it myself, i use this notebook for my everyday work life so i can really bear without it. heres my specs:

Dell Inspiron 1501
AMD Turion 64 x2 2.0GHZ (800MHZ FSB)
2GB DDR2 Ram
15.4" Widescreen Glossy screen
ATI Xpress 1150 Video Card
53wrh battery (6 cell)
windows vista home premium

anyone comes up with anything to save me lost time, let me know

A:brand new dell locks up sometimes at bios screen

Return it while you can thats what the warranty is for. Or at least give Dell a call and see what they can recommend.

I've also removed your email address, posting it in an open forum is just asking for Spam.

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After changing the boot sequence in the bios and exiting and saving the changes, a black screen appeared reading "Default BIOS settings have been loaded." the computer freezes each time at this point. Since then I have tried to fix the problem by resetting the bios by removing the CMOS battery and using the jumper rest on the board. This has not fixed my problem. How may I fix this problem?

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This is my dad's machine, and it locks at the Dell logo before the progress bar even starts. I don't even have the chance to get into the BIOS or boot options, nor into diagnostics by holding down Fn while starting. I've even tried with a USB keyboard.
It starts super fast, so I discharged the stored power with a paper clip in the hole on the bottom, but that did nothing. I tore the whole thing apart, reseated the RAM and tried each stick by itself, reseated the battery, unplugged the CMOS battery for a few minutes, and I'm out of options here.
The funny thing is, he had this for 4 years before this problem occurred.
Is there anything left? If there was even a way to sideload a BIOS on this board, it would need to be one with Secure Boot off., and I can't imagine where I'd find that. 

A:14z 5423 locks at Dell Logo - cannot get into BIOS

 "reseated the battery, unplugged the CMOS battery for a few minutes "

Just making sure, you're doing it correctly.....
1. Remove or disconnect the coin cell battery ( You can buy a new battery at your local Walmart or dollar store for about $2.00 - $5.00)
2. Press the power button for at least 15 seconds to drain all residual power from the system
3. Assemble the unit, hopefully your computer starts normally

Instead of holding down the Fn key, you tried tapping the F2 key(BIOS) or the F12 key(Diagnostic) at boot up? If no, then I like to suggest you follow the steps below:
1. Power off the computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping the F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see the BIOS screen.

Note: If your system is windows 7, you can also try tapping the F8 key - Advance Boot Options)

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I just bought a new athlon Xp and motherboard I have it all together and I hit the power and entering bios it locks up and won't allow me to change the settings what would be causing this? It is showing the correct frequency the cpu should run at and the RAM is testing correct at post. So what is the deal?

A:Just assembled MOBO and CPU..Turned on locks up in bios

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I used to be able to get to the BIOS setup utility, and at that time the keyboard worked fine.

Phoenix BIOS 4.0 Release 6.0 copyright 1995-1998 Phoenix Tech. Pentium II - I'M.

When I press F1 for setup, the BIOS setup utility comes up. My problem is when it comes up it locks out the keyboard. I then have no choise but to reboot to use the computer.

The computer works fine in every other aspect. I am running WIN98.

Can you help me solve the keyboard lockout problem?
[email protected]

A:Keyboard locks @ BIOS setup utility.

First thing you should do is try another keyboard on that computer and try your keyboard on another computer.

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


A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

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

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Got a sony vaio pcg-801a laptop to work on (its not my birthday, trust me!)
its being its usual pain in the neck. On my last 'fix' i managed to break the hard drive connector to the motherboard .

Now after putting in a new connector, the computer performs the animated sony vaio logo, and while doing so, the POST tests, recognizing the hard drive, CD-ROM, etc then the logo goes, and while it should be identifying valid boot drives, it just hangs, blank screen, not even a cursor.

I have tried booting off all types of media, (HD, CD, USB-HD, USB-memstick) to no avail. the hard drive is blank, and just after the cable broke, it would say 'no available boot device' or words to that effect. now with the new cable and without, it still won't boot.

I found a similar article at: http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/35003/

Any ideas?

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Hello, I have updated my HP Elite 8200 CMT from windows 7 to windows 10. In the HP driver download page, there is no BIOS update for windows 10. But I have noticed that there is BIOS update for Windows 7.  The question is, may I use it on Windows 10 ?  And in general, are BIOS updates OS dependant ? 

A:Bios update after update to Windows 10

Hi: You can pull the DOS based flash file folder out of the BIOS package, copy just the contents of the DOS flash folder to a USB flash drive formatted with the FAT file system. Plug the flash drive in a usb port, restart the PC, tap the ESC key to get the menu of options. Select the F10 System setup option to gain access to the BIOS. Select the File menu>Flash system ROM command.  Select the USB flash drive. The PC will see the files on the flash drive.  Follow the on screen prompts to update the BIOS. That way it makes no difference what operating system you are running. One very important note...I have read the installing the latest BIOS 2.29 causes issues with W10. There is a forum post regarding that... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/HP-Compaq-8200-Elit...I am running v2.28 on my HP 8200 Elite CMT, and have no issues at all on W10. I read that post and decided not to update the BIOS to v2.29.

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I have XP home w/ sp2 recently installed. My update mode was set to automatic, but I have since set it to notify. Prior to changing to notify this started happening:

When I try to log-off, a blue screen comes up w/ the message "Installing update 1 of 2. Do not turn off or unplug your computer." Thing is, I've left this running for up to 6 hours and it never changes. Seems to be somehow locked. If I unplug and turn the PC back on, all is fine until the next log-off attempt.

I have Norton's firewall active and the windows firewall off. I've checked for viruses (none) and cleaned off spyware w/ Spybot and Ad-Aware (post not pre-sp2 install).

Being a neophyte though, I installed xp2 directly after getting a prompt to do so. I've since gone to their site and found the "what to know before you install" link, which suggests you go to your PC manufacturer site before installing. At the PC site (HP), there are about a dozen things they say to do before installing. Since I didn't do those things, should I uninstall sp2, take the pre-install steps, and then try again? If so, is it OK to just use add/remove on sp2 and is it OK to uninstall the hotfix that came with it?

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Have recently updated Vista to service pack 1. Now whenever I click on ANY desktop icon to open. The whole system locks and requires a restart. Works O.K. in safe mode. Tried a system restore. This worked for a few hours then it started doing the same again. There are no errors shown whatsoever in the System or application event log to give any clue why this should be happening. From what I have seen in other threads - this is not a rare event with service pack 1.? Will this only be resolved by a full system reformat or is there some other less intrusive means of rectifying this?

A:System locks up after update.

Have gone for a re-install and all is fine now - No idea what caused the problem though...

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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I have a Acer P453 Travelmate 2 yrs old useless brick thanks to Insyde BIOS and dead HDD.  How can I update BIOS to (possibly) install Win7?

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Hi, I have an HP Pavilion dv6000. I recently updated to Windows 7 from vista but there seems to be no new drivers or bios for windows 7 for HP Pavilion dv6000 on their website? Should I just use the latest one for Vista? Is it compatible?

A:no bios update for windows 7?

Do not install any vista driver until unless you are left with no option. In most cases Win 7 automatically finds all the drivers, if it does not you can check for Win update and it should include any driver that was missing. Usually the track pad will not have scrolling after a fresh install but that was taken care of after the first windows update that I did manually minutes after the install. You function key might also give you some problem if it handles some functions not usually found on US keyboards. In that case you'll have to write to HP. This said, there is no need to worry, as most of the drivers will be found within Win 7.

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Hi again,
I have a question how to update BIOS on Win7 x64 ultimate. I downloaded newest version of BIOS for my laptop (Toshiba Tecra A8-185 PTA83E). After unzipping there is only .exe file. When I try to run that file it says, that my OS is unsupported. When I run it in compability mode (with Vista or XP) it starts upgrading, but gives me an error: " BIOS upgrade is failure (8). BIOS is not able on that configuration." What should I do? I really need new BIOS. Can I run it during boot from USB drive or whatsoever?

A:BIOS Update in Windows 7

You shouldn't attempt to reflash the BIOS from within Windows... it's a process that will either prove impossible, or at best unsafe (hardware dependant) - what you need to do is whack the BIN file onto a USB stick (best to use a sub 2Gb stick) and load it during boot up according to Toshibas instructions for your machine.

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I've got a Z50-70.  I would like to update the BIOS.  I haven't had a windows partition on this box in years. I do have a freedos USB I can boot from.  I have sorted out that I can unzip the bios from Lenovo support and get:ls /media/mfs/D57D-06E9//biosDing.wavFWUpdLcl.exeiscflash.sysplatform.iniFlsHookDll.dllInsydeFlash.exeiscflashx64.sysxerces-c_2_7.dllFlsHook.exeiscflash.dll isflash.fd Is there a method to flash the bios from DOS?  I don't wanna brick it.

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Just updated to Windows 10. Why am I having trouble finding a bios update.  

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A:BIOS update for windows 10

Iced42 There's no need to be rude! There are no HP Win10 drivers for your PC so, when you did the update, what you got were MS drivers -- which only provide basic functionality. You can't find Win10 BIOS updates because HP does not certify your PC for Win10 and, therefore, has not produced any Win10 BIOS updates. HP has not published any schedule for when, or if, they will be  producing BIOS updates for the older machines.

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The day after I updated my BIOS... I don't know the name of my previous BIOS... But as of the moments it's Insyde F.16 and the logging in to my pc is now taking longer than the usual. My Google Chrome kept on malfunctioning as well as my Spotify. It was lagging & it wasn't working very smoothly and efficiently like before the update. I'm worried that this is because of the update. And btw, is this the latest version of the BIOS on Windows 10? Does everyone have the same BIOS as me (f.16) ??? Thank you for replying.

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Looking to update the BIOS on some HP Compaq dc7800 SFFs. Found the latest version but in the drop down menu for 'operating system' it doesn't list Windows 10 but the machines are running Windows 10.

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I purchased an ACER V3-372-57CW and the computer refuses to boot (the green ACER splash screen at EFI boot won't even show) when my (otherwise fully functional) WACOM Intuos 4 tablet is plugged in into any USB port. Acer customer care refused to acknoledge nor register the issue so my last hope is that a BIOS update will solve the problem. I'm used to manufacturers providing DOS executable flash utilities for running under FreeDOS etc. but for the Acer V3-372, I can only find a Windows 10 Executable. Obviously, uninstalling the whole system just for updating the BIOS is not a viable option. Is it possible to obtain either a DOS executable for the BIOS update or something which could be used from within Linux (with EFI)? Thank you

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Trying to update the BIOS so i can use a new video card. Ive looked online for help and found nothing, even the HP website has nothing for the update.Processor- Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHzBIOS Version- 7.16

A:BIOS UPDATE for Windows 10

Your original OS was WIN 7, with BIOS 7.16 circa Jan 1012.  There is NO supported BIOS update that would allow UEFI, and that is where all such inquiries really imply.  Your only solution is a hybrid OS GPU card.  It would allow Legacy and UEFI when you have such a motherboard in your next system. Both MSI and Shappire offers such cards. I'd offer the links, but it seems to be broken right now.

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I bought a Dell XPS 8900 about a year ago and have had 0 issues with the setup. Tonight, the SupportAssist Dell App popped up saying my system needed critical system updates. Listed was a BIOS update (don't recall the version number). I let it install and update the BIOS but now my computer goes from the black and white DELL logo screen to a support assist white screen that appears because I have removed a fan in order to install a Radeon Fury X. I usually have to hit escape from that screen to load windows but instead the boot process starts all over again and I go back to the black and white DELL logo screen and the process stays in this endless loop. I have loaded the BIOS options and it says 2.1.10 as the BIOS version. I have tried to both use BIOS restore and Downgrade BIOS but nothing works and my system refuses to boot Windows. Is there an older BIOS version I can manually flash to correct this issue? I have had no issues with anything prior to updating the BIOS so can only assume that is the culprit. Perhaps an incorrect or corrupt BIOS upgrade? I let the computer do its thing and had no power outage, <profanity> thing just refuses to boot Windows. I cannot even get safe mode to come up (if I am using the proper keyboard command that is).

A:Dell XPS 8900 Windows 7 and latest BIOS Update Computer Does Not Boot Windows

Did you try resetting BIOS by removing the motherboard battery and pressing/holding the power button for ~30 sec before reinstalling the battery?

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In one of my offices we have several computers that access a certain excel file at a different location on a win2000 server. Every computer but one has no issues, but one computer (one of the newest ones - win xp pro, office 2k3) pretty much locks up directly after saying yes OR no to updating the links on the spreadsheet. The file is about 6MB and we have about 140KBps dl speed, the other computers sharing the connection have no issues.

Any help would be greatly apprectiated,

A:excel locks up on update links

Hi Kevin,

First of all, do all of your computers have their Service Packs updated to the current updates, including other security patches, etc.? I would make sure of that first. Secondly, are the links valid? Can this single computer access the links? When it asks you to continue or edit links, and you edit links, can you check the source on the links? How do they fare?

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I have not been able to load WOW beyond the EULA screen since download of 4.01 update. It locks up. Can still "escape" key out and computer otherwise working fine. I have run WOW repair, also updated video driver. Computer is Pentium Dual core, E2180 @ 2.0GHzn with Nvidia G-force 210 video. Have 4G memory, running Windows 7, 64-bit. Literate in basic desktop computering, but still blonde and female. BTW, it is working beautifully on my smaller, slower Laptop. Will appreciate any help you may be able to offer...

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I am in a pickle guys. Windows 7 will not start after flashing bios update twice. 1st time through windows 7 and 2nd time through bios. I flashed the latest bios for my motherboard, H97I-PLUS, bios update 2703. My computer will boot up to bios just fine, my computer just won't start windows 7 for some strange reason. After I flashed the H97I-PLUS BIOS 2703, I got a message from American Megatrends to restore bios settings and I pressed F1 to restore bios settings. I know I flashed the bios update properly and I don't understand why windows 7 won't start anymore. Do I need to flash an older bios update, if yes, which bios update?

Here are my computer specs. Just in case people need to know.
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 380T
CPU: i7 4790k 4.00GHz Quad Core
Motherboard: Asus H97I-Plus
Ram: 8GB
Hard Drives: 500GB HDD and 120 GB SSD Kingston
Power Supply: Corsair RM650 Watt (Modular)
Video Card: MSI R9 280X Twin Frozr 3GB GDDR5
OS: Windows 7 64Bit
Water Cooler: Corsair H60 CPU water cooler
Monitor: Acer H257HU

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