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Error updating BIOS t460p

Q: Error updating BIOS t460p

Hello!I am trying to update BIOS on my laptop T460p and am getting an error.Here is a part of Winuptp file: [2016/7/1 19:38:47] version 29.03OS = Windows 10 64bitDriver Loading....DoneSystem BIOS Version -> R07ET20WApplying BIOS Version -> R07ET67WSystem EC Version -> R07HT08WApplying EC Version -> R07HT14WAC adapter/Battery check....OK.BIOS Flashing....The number of retries of BIOS update = 1The number of retries of BIOS update = 2The number of retries of BIOS update = 3Failed.Error : Failed to verify Secure Flash image.Error code = 234 Thank You in advance!

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Preferred Solution: Error updating BIOS t460p

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.)

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My T460P is currently on 2.13. I want to (well, i don't but hibernate doesn't work at all) upgrade to BIOS version 2.19 which is current at the time of this writing.I got r07uj16wd.iso but this upgrade fails with "unexpected error" without any hint as to what failed whatsoever. You seem to have done some backward-incomaptible changes in 2.15 so maybe do it step by step:Upgrade to 2.15: OKUpgrade to 2.17: OKUpgrade to 2.18: OKUpgrade to 2.19: Fails, again this "unexpected error" without any details on WHAT the error is. Did anyone managed to use the r07uj16wd.iso ISO-image to upgrade to 2.19?PS: And yes, the md5sum of the downloaded ISO is correct.

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BIOS updates to my ThinkPad T460p seem to have been fine, up until going from 2.19 to 2.20.  Upon trying to upgrade to 2.20, I get the following message:  I cannot boot from USB key, I get the same issue.  This includes attempting with an older BIOS like 2.18; the same error message occurs even when not in Windows. Is there a way to force-flash the BIOS to get it back on track or is there some option I can try?  I only have a few remaining days left on my warranty, so I don't have much time left to open a support case if there's nothing else I can do other than replace the mainboard.

A:T460p BIOS update fails; "The BIOS does not match this system"

Call support.  Whatever happens, you should get the issue documented while the system is under warranty.  In U.S., the number is 1-800-426-7378

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Hi All,
I downloaded the latest BIOS update driver from dell.com for my old Inspiron 5100 laptop. My laptop has A 06 version and the newest version is A 32. When I try to run it I get the message NOTICE-"Running on a unsupported system".
I have both XP home edition (which was the original OS when I bought the laptop )and XP professional. XP home doesnt allow me to boot my computer now.SO I run it on XP professional only.
I am doing this to reformat my computer with an external CD drive connected via the USB. My BIOS log doesnt recognize the USB connection.
Please help....
Thanks in advance
 

A:updating BIOS error please help

Running on an unsupported system.
 

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I'm trying to update my computer to Windows 7, but was told that my version of BIOS is incompatible. I went to the Dell website to try to download the newer version, but it keeps downloading the Dell Driver Download Manager instead of the actual file that I need to download... Anybody know how I could update this WITHOUT running into this problem? It's becoming seriously annoying...

A:Error updating BIOS

Hi and welcome to TSF what is the model of the computer,did you enter your serial to find the correct page,the simplest way is just to find the model from the select model option in the centre http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/

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I just downloaded sp59218, a BIOS update  and the update failed.  The error I get is:The system BIOS update file (C:User\(name)\Download\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt.  The system BIOS will not be updated. Anyone else had this issue?  Anyone here from HP with recommendations or how to fix this problem and proceed the BIOS update? NOTE: I'm not familiar with F10 way update....i prefer from Windows directly.Thank you in advance for help!

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I'm attempting to update my bios while troubleshooting a 'plugged in, not charging' condition.  I went through the support pages, entered the service tag, and it recognized the computer as an Inspiron 3558. 
It listed one bios driver, which I downloaded, but when I run the exe it gives me this message:
Cannot update a Inspiron 5559 with a BIOS for Latitude E6530
Confusing.  Anyone have ideas?
Thanks

A:Error updating bios on Inspiron 15 3558

Check your system setup page (F2 at powerup).  If you have a 5559, the BIOS file is here:
www.dell.com/.../drivers

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Hello Lenovo support, I just tried to update my BIOS on my Lenovo Z50, which has Windows 10. I chose the file this site said I just use, 9bcn91ww.exe, but when trying to install it I get the message:ErrorIHISI: Get support mode error in SMI!SMI Return Code: 0x45 Am I trying to install a wrong version or is it something else?

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I verified the checksum and burned a DVD using the r07uj18wd.iso file. After power cycling the T460p, the upgrade program starts to boot from the DVD then the following message appears on the screen but the bios upgrade program never runs. I tried burning a 2nd DVD thinking it may be a media issue but had the same problem. Lenovo Group Limited 

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I am new to a ThinkPad with fingerprint reader, but not to ThinkPads. Running Windows 7 64-bit. In Windows I installed the Lenovo Touch Fingerprint Software. I enrolled my fingerprints. Windows: It works well with Windows. Instead of logging in to Windows with password I can use the fingerprint. Next to deleting fingerprint data, only option I have in Settings is "Enable pre-boot authentication". Seems when I have this enabled, that windows will automatically log-in (not asking for password or fingerprint) if I used fingerprint to boot-up the computer during boot-time (enabled via BIOS). Boot/BIOS: I am a bit unsure how exactly this is configured via the BIOS. Only when I enable "boot password required" I will be asked to scan my fingerprint (or type the password). I assume it's meant this way. If boot password is disabled, I am not asked for the fingerprint at all. With boot password enabled, and that's strange to me, it would first ask me to scan the fingerprint and when I did so successfully, it will still require the password as well. I first scan my fingerprint, it gets a green checkmark (= success), then it shows the password icon, and next to it a hand which is crossed out, then a moment later I need to enter the password. Is it meant this way? Or should it be password OR fingerprint? Summary of settings (by choice): In Lenovo Touch Fingerprint Software i disabled "pre-boot authetication". This way I still need to ... Read more

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I have a Dell U2415 monitor, which has an integrated USB3 hub. When that hub is connected to the TP at power on, the TP gets stuck at boot screen, when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" displays (and the Enter key does not work in that state). Note:When I unplug the USB3 cable that goes to the hub, the TP continues booting correctly after some seconds.When I start the TP without connecting the USB3 cable, the TP boots correctly.I reset BIOS to "setup defaults" -> no helpWith the previous 2.17 BIOS, there were no problems. Haven't done BIOS downgrade yet, as Lenovo says 2.18 is an urgent upgrade.

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Hi all.I'm setting up my new T460P to substitute my glorious W520, and I'm very sad about the choise at the moment. I cannot figure out how to change the boot order in the BIOS.I get into the bios (not so easy and not so stable...), go to the boot order and then... I should press the "+ or -" key to move the objects up and down through the list. I tried everything. I think near any combination of keys, but nothing.I cannot find the right key combination to send the "+" or "-". Could you please help me to change the values in the BIOS of my T460P? Thank you very much! 

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hi,i want to install a wwan card replacement.when i'm entering the bios to power,under config,i dont have the option to disable the battery.my bios version is R07ET80W 2.20

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After BIOS update to 2.22 (released on 9th Feb 2018) i had random freezes on OS boot (using Ubuntu 16.04.3) I could boot completely into OS one time but experienced a freeze there after a few minutes.Most bootups froze when systemd was loading services but at a random point. One time i could witness following message:NMI watchdog: Watchdog detected hard LOCKUP on cpu 0which repeated for all cores (0-8) in a random order and froze the system I am now back on BIOS 2.20 and everything is working again. EDIT: fyi i did load bios defaults after the update to 2.22 which did not help

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Hoping that someone on this forum can help me. I have a 1 yr old thinkpad T460p which is refusing to boot at all after setting Intel AMT to be disabled in BIOS - its bricked. After making this change, laptop rebooted and displayed message "unconfiguring..." After that, it went to just a white cursor in the top left corner that doesn't flash. I left it for5 minutes or so before trying to reboot and now... I can't get anything except this white cursor. The machine still seems responsive - I can turn keyboard locks on and off and if I do control alt delete I see the screen flash and then come back to the cursor so it is definitely rebooting. I've tried rebooting and holding down F1, F8 as well as pretty much every other key on the keyboard. I've taken out battery and AC, held power for 30 seconds then plugged back in and its still stuck! Does anyone have an idea how to get this laptop to boot again? I can't enter BIOS at all, just this white cursor in the corner of the screen.   

A:help! thinkpad t460p bricked after disabling intel AMT - no BIOS/UEFI

First, do you have warranty remaining?  If yes, call for service; don't take it apart.
 
If no, do the same thing you did (remove battery, etc.) plus disconnect the coin-cell (CMOS) battery.  You remove the back cover and it is to the lower right.  Let it sit for 30 seconds before putting it back together.  This will reset the BIOS to default settings.  DON'T DO THIS IF YOU HAVE A SUPERVISOR (BIOS) PASSWORD THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW.

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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 downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...











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A:Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Pan761,
 
The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
 
Now there should be no problems with it's  installation.
 
Regards,

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I got the t470p about 5 months ago. Recently when ever i start it up i get an error that says "There was a problem starting C:\Program Files(x86)\Thinkpad\Utilites\PWMTR64V.dll" i did read here on the forum to delete something in the task schedule and i did but it didnt work. Does anyone know how to fix this errror? I never got it before. *** I go to that location and the only thing i have is "PWMIF64v.dll" which isnt correct. *** Also looked around and found this " PWMTR32V.dll " which is correct but this says 32 and not 64.

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Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?

A:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.

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AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?

how do you do this?

thanks a lot
 

A:AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS/flashing BIOS?

Flash a BIOS?
You need to download the update from the motherboard manufacturer. Then follow the directions in the readme file that usually comes with it.
 

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Hi all,
I am running an old Optiplex 755 Desktop with Windows 7, and am having a boot issue with the error message "HDD replacement is not valid, continued use may....". I first dealt with this last year when I bought this unit and installed a non-WD hard drive. I changed the jumper settings to eliminate the warning, but now am getting it again when trying to update the BIOS from a USB stick. No idea what's best here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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I have a msi p67-m55 motherboard and I tried updating my bios.
The instructions were to update it using a USB, so thats what I did and it said it was successful, but now I cannot get into my desktop at all

So what it does right now: If I leave the USB on it will say "ERROR LOADING OPERATING SYSTEM"

and if I take the USB off or change my boot priority to my harddrive, It will load up to the "STARTING WINDOWS LOGO" and then after seeing two of the colors of the logo, it will reboot and turn into a infinite cycle.
I already tried the option to "Launch startup repair", no avail.

Can someone help me? I heard using the repair works but I dont have a Window7 CD, but can use a window7 image on a USB.

A:Just tried updating BIOS, now "ERROR LOADING ON OS"

Hi, Updating your bios doesn't really have anything to do with your OS once windows is loaded. Perhaps its a driver issue. Have you tried booting in safe mode if you press f8 you can do this

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Hello, Yesterday I updated the bios to version 2.18 , and now I'm confused what's  different in this version?According to release notes  Intel ME FW  was updates to version 11.6.29.3287  and some other ME related changes.But after update I see bios version reported as 2.18 (good)  but ME FW Version is still 11.0.25.3001 !Is this expected?This BIOS is marked as critical/urgent, so now I would like to know what's going on?Does the bios iso file contain the wrong bios file, or do the release notes not match the bios release, maybe  different version / machine?  Thank you 

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hiiam new to this so forgive me if i have posted in the wrong placei own an hp 250 g4 recently i updated my bios and after successful update i tried to enter bios and its asking for admin password but i never has set any admin passwordit says system disabled  [ |  87228416] i can normally boot into my os but cant enter the bios plz help me 

A:asking for bios password after updating bios

When prompted for password try 38180438

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i updated my bios and the fan is now very loud on it for some reason , im not sure why here's my belarc advisor list if anyone can help me get the fan back to normal that would be very helpful!

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Packard Bell NEC SPIRIT 550
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.93 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Packard Bell NEC
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/15/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
63.95 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

COMBO IDE5232CO [CD-ROM drive]
SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device

Apple iPod USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.02 GB) -- drive 0, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy 480 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 80.02 GB 63.95 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
ashley 12/4/2005 4:57:52 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never
Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Controllers Display
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller None detected
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VAX... Read more

A:BIOS HELP!!!!!! fan very loud after updating bios

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I bought a Yamaha CDRW and my system won't recognize it. It was suggested that I upgrade my BIOS to fix this problem. I have an Asus P2B Motherboard and when I downloaded the update, all I got was a Fax Viewer Document, not what I expected. Do I really need to update the BIOS? I am using Win 98 SE.

I have checked all the IDE cables and all configurations.......do I have a paperweight?
Any help would be great!

Rattzo
 

A:Updating BIOS

Depends on how old your bios are. If it's the last chance

Anyway here is link to your motherboard page
http://www.asus.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Pentiumpro/P2b/index.html

You can just click on the link for the bios and get the upgrade, whichever you want, with or without hardware monitoring.

Have you tried the burner in another machine just ot see if the burner is good.
Differnet cable
Different power connector
Different master slave settings on ide's
 

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Hey all,

I have the MSI K7N2 Delta mobo, which is supposed to have a 400FSB, but when I set it up in the BIOS, it will only go to 200. I saw an update on MSI for that board, which I think may fix that problem, so I downloaded it to my desktop. How do I go about applying the update? I didn't want to just double click the file and see what it does, instead, I decided I should ask the experts here at TSG first.

Thanks,

PaveFE
 

A:Updating my BIOS....how do I

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I am having problems using a 200gb drive with an older (2002) gateway. I installed the HD and ran fine for a few months, then I got the the disk read error. I used old drive to load windows and reformatted the 200gb drive, and the it worked fine for another couple months.
I have changed IDE cables and tried everything else but updating bios. So I am currently trying to update the bios with no luck.

My bios readout is as follows
bios rev PT84510A.15A.0005.PO3.0203061931 DATE 03/06/02

I went to gateway website and entered my serial number for the update and found the update for 12/2002, not that current. But i tried it and follwed the directions exactly. the floppy would not work, i got the nonsystem disk error.

Any suggestions for properly updating my bios?
 

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My motherboard is http://www.prlog.org/10116200-new-a...-motherboard-uk-online-computer-reseller.html

And i cant find the right bios to update it.

any1 know which bios is for my motherboard to update it?
 

A:Updating BIOS

http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=P4i65G
 

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how can i update my BIOS? sisoft sandra claims that my BIOS is old and needs to get update...

General Information
Manufacturer : AT/AT COMPATIBLE
Version : Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
Date : 06/16/98
Plug & Play Version : 1.00

Performance Tips
Tip 201 : System BIOS is old. Check for an update.
Tip 200 : SMBIOS/DMI Interface not supported. Check for a BIOS update.

I just can't find an update from the internet...plz help!!!
 

A:updating BIOS

Most manufacturers have updated BIOS on their websites for download. If it is a custom build, the motherboard manufacturer will have one.

It is not usually necessary to update BIOS unless you have a particular issue that the update resolves . .

wrs
 

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I've been trying to update my BIOS as I realised how old the driver is, but I useless, as they tell me to download programs that cost and I just cannot be bothered to go through all that.

Could anyone give me a link to where I can just download an update please?

A:Updating my BIOS

Try here, this is the driver page for your computer model number listed in your specs. Notice the OS says Vista but if its a BIOS update the only relevance of the OS is weather the flash utility will run in Windows 7. All the other drivers listed are for Vista. This could be the correct BIOS for your machine but a second opinion would be most welcome to confirm.

P.S Run at your own risk as we all know the risks of incorrect BIOS updates. Check the motherboard show to be P5LP-LE before flashing.

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hi, I'm new here, and need help updating my bios, i know my way around a computer a bit, but this has got me stuck, i have no floppy drive, so thats out of the question, i just bought a CD burner, tried that once didn't seem to do anything, may have burnt it wrong i really don't know, could use some step by step instructions
the motherboard is an abit IB9, i have already found the correct update for it, any help would be greatly appreciated
 

A:updating bios, help

Is there a specific problem with your board that a BIOS update corrects? If not, I would leave it alone.

Here is a link from Abit that explains the flashing process in detail.

http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/download/guide.php

Additionally, it is reported that Abit ceased motherboard manufacture at the end of 2008. If you should encounter a problem with the flash and need to RMA the board you may or may not be able to do so. I would proceed with caution.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/abit-motherboard-exit-universal,6278.html

http://www.pcworld.com/article/155869/motherboard_manufacturer_abit_dead_sortof.html
 

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Hello,today i  wanted to update my bios (from "P02-A2" to "P03-A3) because i want to use my new processor - intel i7 3770, but after start updating i got sad massage "Rom file size does not match existing BIOS size".I have got a predator g3610 and i was installing it through DOS by using pendrive.What should i do now?

A:Updating bios

P03-A3 BIOS description says:BIOS (for device with Ivy Bridge & USB 3.0 supported) has your Predator the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture? i don't think you can update P02-A2 version to P03-03, the BIOS flash is telling that, different ROM size.

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Basically I want to flash my Bios, but the thing is... I am not sure which I have to choose! is it all of them? do I choose the latest one? I am lost.

Bios updates: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3863#bios
Motherboard: GA-Z68A-D3-B3 http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3863#ov

your help is really appreciated.

(p.s. if I am correct, my current version is F3. Not even listed!)
 

A:Updating BIOS

You only choose one and that is usually the latest one.

That said, are you having a problem that you hope the BIOS update will fix? If not, see the warning:

"Warning:
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction."
 

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1.Please use the prepared boot disk to boot into DOS mode. Then, type in the following commands?

afudos /i For example, afudos /ip4c800b.rom,


refers to the fullname of the BIOS file. The following shows the procedure of BIOS refreshing.
_________________________

How do I find out the fullname of my BIOS file? I typed in the given one, but it said error: can't open rom file.
 

A:Need help on updating my BIOS

The file is on your floppy. Just look at the contents with the dir command or browse the thing in Windows or whatever.
 

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So lately i have been thinking of updating my BIOS now first of all how do you know when its time to upgrade and how does one go about doing this process. I have the Asus P8H61 MLE/CSM. Any insight or help is appreciated

A:Updating BIOS how and when

Unless there is a specific problem you're trying to fix, and you know for certain that the BIOS upgrade will fix that, do NOT do a BIOS update. This is nothing like apps version updates or driver updates. If something goes wrong during the BIOS update, your machine is turned into an electric brick.

My advice to folks is to NOT do any BIOS updates unless you are sure of the following:
1) You have a way to store off the current working BIOS code to a media that can be used to restore it
2) You have a way to restore that saved BIOS code if the update goes badly.

That said, ASUS board I have used in the past had something known as EZ-flash (or something like that) that involved you booting with a special key combination that then launched a BIOS update utility. You could then stick in a diskette or a USB stick and save off the current BIOS. IF that utility still exists with your motherboard, it will be explained in the manual that came with it.

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Wanted to know if i did a BIOS update can it be easily reversed in case of a failure. Some say by re-flashing the old BIOS back in, some say you need to remove the battery inside case and put it back in while pushing the power button and some say way in BIOS to set it back to default BIOS.

I know it is not important to update a BIOS if there is no major changes to a new one or if you are experiencing hardware compatibility problems because it can brick the MB. I thought it may add some features i do not have for RAM and UEFI.

Although i did it about 4-5 months after purchasing this system and it worked fine. When i go back now and look at the manufacturer's site under my model number PC it lists all .CAP BIOS 's, except for one i have now and below that one on list are .ROM. My version BIOS is 4101

My system uses a .ROM BIOS and it is told to you on the site from list of the systems BIOS's , not to use .CAP if have a .ROM one.
What is weird when i go to the Motherboard on same site instead of the system model, version numbers of each BIOS do not correspond to the version numbers of the system model, but the MB BIOS's are all .ROM ones.

I posted both links plus when i purchased the PC it was with Windows 7 64bit Home Premium, i upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit.
Why i am looking at the Windows 7 64bit chose on each link, actually same on Win8.1 .
First link is System, second is the MB. Any advice or ideas be much appreciated. Oh, ASUS wasn't that sure or helpful once be... Read more

A:BIOS Updating

The windows 8 BIOS file is the last one you could use. the .CAP is for mother board that came with Window 8 installed. You stated yours came with Windows 7 so as the Win 8 BIOS driver say's is only for Mother Board that came with windows 8.
So that solves you problem. It would be foolish of you to update your BIOS unless you know there is a updated feature that you need. Otherwise it is hazardous to your computer. Is you do be sure to extract the downloaded BIOS directly to a Fat 32 USB Stick. Then use the Ezflash in the BIOS. Doing it this way is almost 100% success, Winflash is less that 50% and lots of bricked notebooks. Not all the sure on Mother Board but seem like in the old days you could pull the BIOS Battery and that would set the BIOS back to original version.

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i just got a new ram for my pc. and the ram speed 2400MHz but my pc default 1333 MHz so i tried to chang the clock timing and the voltage of the ram but my BIOS is so old it didnt alow me to do that. is there any other way i can get to change my ram speed that i paid for.

A:updating Bios

kerlos28 You can NOT clock the RAM at speeds your processor will not support, and without specific model information of your PC, I can not see what speeds it will allow. So please follow these instructions:  Finding Your HP Product Model Number | HP® Customer Support We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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I asked this question on another website forum and the only answers I got was to buy a newer computer. This is just a spare I am wanting to get running. I have an old Compaq iPaq tower with a Pent III 733MHz processor. It has no floppy or CD rom drive and only supports the slim hot swapable cd rom drives. It has Windows 2000 on it and I am wanting to install Windows XP or a Linux OS via USB. It has Bios ROM (686J5) V 2.08. which doesn't support booting from USB. I am wanting to upgrade to V 2.10 which does support a USB boot but I am having alot of trouble understanding if it's possible to flash the Bios without first installing the files on a floppy and running?? Here is a link to the 3 V 2.10 flash utilitys but I don't know which to choose and the instructions for each 1 are very confusing for me.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...eriesId=96490&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=19
There is no clear setup to run and I've tryed the DOS instructions and that doesn't work? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Help updating Bios

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...g=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=PSG_I10480-31135

need the flash utility first
but yes confusing !!
 

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I want to update my BIOS with a .bin file. I have extracted and saved to a bootable disc. But when prompted in MS-DOS i have no idea what to type in to JUST open the .bin file that needs to run so i can update the BIOS. Thanks a lot... Dave
 

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Question,
I am upgrading my system from Windows 98 to XP Pro, Full (clean) install. I plan on wiping everything out on the hard drive and start from scratch. Is it necessary to update the BIOS, and if so, where do I find the update? The computer I am upgrading was put together by a local person and he is no longer around, so there is no manufacturer's website to go to and I am not for sure who made the motherboard.
 

A:Updating BIOS

It is a good idea to run the Compatibility wizard on the XP Disc prior to installing . . it will tell you what hardware and software is compatible. ( Insert the XP disc while the system is on and choose "Check for Compatibility" )

I like to update to the newest BIOS when I Upgrade a pc to XP, but it is not a exercize to be undertaken lightly . . I use a UPS to prevent a power loss from converting the machine into a trotline weight . .

You can download and run the Belarc Advisor or Everest to find out what MotherBoard you have ( and a lot of other details about the system as well )

Good luck . .
 

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Hello,today i  wanted to update my bios (from "P02-A2" to "P03-A3) because i want to use my new processor - intel i7 3770, but after start updating i got sad massage "Rom file size does not match existing BIOS size".I have got a predator g3610 and i was installing it through DOS by using pendrive.What should i do now?

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P03-A3 BIOS description says:BIOS (for device with Ivy Bridge & USB 3.0 supported) has your Predator the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture? i don't think you can update P02-A2 version to P03-03, the BIOS flash is telling that, different ROM size.

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Recently discovered my BIOS is from 1999, All i know about it is that is is a Dell AO6 Revised, where can I get an update (preferably for free)?
 

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I would check Dell's web site. Only update your BIOS if you have a reason to do so! If everything is working OK leave it alone.
 

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I hope I'm posting appropriately. I'll try to be brief.

I've been having problems with my monitor lately. Squiggly lines appear around the lower half of the monitor and garble the image. Messing with the degauss and refresh rate seem to have no effect. The effect seems to be random, and from what I have read I assume it's just dying, but there is something troubling me. I ran the troubleshooter (which I don't think I've ever really done) and got to the point where it said I should update my BIOS. When I first had this computer assembled in 2k2, I had a problem which ended up being the BIOS and the folks that put it together updated it and its been that long since its been done. I've since installed a new video card and updated windows a fair amount in that time.

I'm trying not to be too verbose, but I want any helpers that may come my way to have as much info about my situation as possible...

Anyway, whether or not this is the problem with my monitor may not be important. If the monitor is just dying out I probably still need to update don't I? I've read a bit about it and I've downloaded what I assume is the most recent update for my BIOS and the (again, assuming) appropriate "flash" thingy. However, I'm more than a little apprehensive about attempting this on my own without some input.

The folks here helped me out immensely a while back with a browser hijack and the first forum I though of to come to with th... Read more

A:Updating BIOS

My thoughts:
1. The BIOS has been there since 2002, the squiggly lines appeared recently. ergo the BIOS has nothing to do with the squiggly lines.

2. The windows troubleshooters are as useful as tits on a bull.

3. If you are not experienced with BIOS upgrades be warned you can get into real trouble if anything goes wrong - possibly to the extent your PC never works again.

4. The majority of people NEVER upgrade their BIOS and their computers still seem to work OK.

Have a look at the download site where you get v1010 and see what the update is supposed to fix. Unless it says "fixes squiggly line problem" (and I'll bet good money it doesn't) it's not going to help you.

Let us know what kind of monitor and what kind of display card you have, because i think you have a hardware problem.

hth

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