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!Read other answers
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.)
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.
Thanks in advance
Running on an unsupported system.
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...
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/Read other 1 answers
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!Read other answers
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 moreRead other answers
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!Read other answers
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?Read other answers
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?
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.Read other 1 answers
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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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.
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.Read other answers
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?
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.
AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?
how do you do this?
thanks a lot
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.
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.
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.Read other answers
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.
ps. i just found this
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
if that is any help.
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.
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
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.
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 thisRead other 2 answers
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
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)
Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller None detected
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VAX... Read more
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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
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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)?
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.
I would like to update my BIOS. However, there is no download available for my computer and operating system on the HP site.
Hello, The BIOS update is available for WIN 8.1 and not yet tested and released for WIN 10 as of now. However you may try updating BIOS using HP support Assistant(HPSA)Download and install from here : http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/hpsupport.html?jumpid=va_r602_us/en/any/psg/pl_ot_ob_ds_pd/hpsupportassistant_cc/dt#.WEY3fdV974Y Also please go through this document explaining how to use HPSA.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03467905 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP EmployeeRead other 2 answers
Probably a very naive question but I'm wondering how I can update my BIOS (if an update appears) when my PC doesn't have a floppy (A drive? Most of the accounts I've read on the website for the motherboard (ASUSTek) are confusing and involve copying a file onto a floppy for reboot.
Is there another (simpler) way?
Most new machines have updaters that run in Windows. If the file needs to installed from DOS, like a floppy, it can be installed from a bootable CD that boots into DOS, like the Win98 Boot CD Image that has had the BIOS files injected into its image.
Can anyone set me in the right direction on what I need to do to update my bios? I am running windows 95 4.00.950b on a Compaq 575 Deskpro with 32 ram and a screamin 518 megs of hard drive.
I have run a Compaq Diagnostics Version PC10.19A and it shows these ROM Revisions that seem older than dirt:
Video Controller ROM
Keyboard Controller ROM
Revision: C.7 06/14/1991
I downloaded and ran one of those utilities that tell you what you have on your system and it couldn't even recognize my bios and told me I needed to update it so I thought I would give it a try...
While I got you here (and if I need to address this in another thread I will) In my controll panel / system/ Devices /hard disk controllers I have 2 "Standard IDE/ESDI" listings...as far as I can tell they have diferent input/output ranges and IRQ's...I THINK I remember reading somewhere that this could be a problem...any light you can shed on this cunundrum would be appreciated.
Thanks..you guys are the greatest and btw with your help I finnally found that graphics controller I was looking for and it seems like I have a new computer...WOW..."look at the colors man"(Dennis Hopper-Easy Rider)
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Hi it seems that I have a problem with my SATA II speed settings. Apparently this might be due to a lack of BIOS / Motherboard support for SATA-II - is there a way to check for this? I mean, I can check the BIOS settings, but I dont see any particular reference to SATA-II - Is there a resource to cross reference my particular BIOS generation or type to see if it does allow SATA II? Thanks!
It seems that my BIOS might not support SATA II If is does not, can I, should I - upgrade my BIOS? (My laptop is about 1.5 years old now - should it have SATA II installed in the BIOS settings?) Thanks!Read other 9 answers
Hi. Will the bios in my PC ever need to be updated? How will I know the signs of it. My PC is about 7 years old now.
Reason I ask is my friends PC that is a 4-5 year old DELL had a message that the bios was out of date, and I updated it for her by following the prompts.
I don't even know what a bios is....should I worry about my PC?
The best rule to follow is,if it is work OK it doesn't need updating.
i want to update my bios ( i have asrock motherboard N68-VS3 FX ) and i am a gamer who interested in performance
i have bios ver 1.20
can i use the last bios update 1.70 ? or i have to download all the previous updates first
what i mean is the update cumulative ??
You only have to update the BIOS if you have a problem with the machine. I wouldn't advise you to update the bios becaause you only update the bios if you have a instability problem that warrants a BIOS flash or installed newer hardware that supports the mother board but its unable to boot with the newer hardwareFor exampleI bought a newer CPU (AMD 6100FX) with a newer motherboard socket AMD 3+ but when i installed it it didn't boot up because the CPU was newer than the manufacturer motherboard bios so that warrants a BIOS update. I look up your board and you have some newer versions of the bios but the current bios only improve windows 8 compatibility. The bios is a cumulative update you have to read the documentation for the exact BIOS version because you cant really tell what changes in these updatesBIOS updating can be risky because if you have experience a power issue or event your computer can become a paper weightRead other 11 answers
Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/580653/windows-81-black-screen-with-cursor/ - Hamluis.
I got the same thing except I'm pretty sure a virus wiped out the BIOS (Basic input Output System) I got a update Bios based on my model on a USB and am currently trying to figure how to load it through EFI Shell, which is simular to DOS i guess
Please explain what is going on with this computer.
Does it run at all?
What makes you believe your BIOS is infected?
I recently acquired a gem of ancient tech-- it is a used hp envy 17-1191nr-- a few changes from stock, however is that it has a new 250GB SSD, 16GB of RAM, and is running windows 10... but one small problem...I think it needs a BIOS update because of the behavior it has when I leave it in sleep mode, it doesn't like to wake up.I have a habit of leaving it asleep but the boot from shut off is not long at all (about 15 seconds or less) What happens is that the keyboard backlight comes on and it seems to be trying to wake up but fails and I think the speakers make a slight pop noise, and then it keeps repeating thatMy 'fix' is to remove battery and power and then re-insert and it starts up again, no problem.Reading on-- I read that it would likely be either the BIOS or the battery. Tonight I did a test with a spare battery and same thing happens.. my co-worker and he said it may be the BIOS too. My other concern is seeing that the date on my BIOS is also from 2010 (F.1B) and the newer one from HP's website is F.1D from 2011... and that my BIOS is booting from Legacy rather than UEFI.... I'd like to know how to update the BIOS, because I tried changing the BIOS boot order and it doesn't seem to work to get it to boot to CD or USB, when I attempted to change the order, it just tells me to remove CD or USB and press any key to boot normally. This is my system info, if anyone knows what I need to do... I don't plan to jump the gun here and risk brick... Read moreRead other answers
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?
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.Read other 6 answers
I have a laptop in the shop and one of the things the tech is doing is updating the BIOS, he said they were way out of date. It got me to wondering, should I be updating BIOS on my other computer? is it something I can do? I don't really understand that part.
Check the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site to see if there is a firmware update for the BIOS. If there is read the notes to see if you think that the fixes or improvements are worth it. Updating the firmware is doing a brain transplant so in the unlikely event that something goes wrong there will probably be no recovery.
Yes, you can probably do it, depending on the procedure given.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 . .
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.
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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.
I'm really not sure if I should update my BIOS or not. I'm trying to optimize my Windows 7 x64 and get it updated. I've been following this tutorial, Optimize Windows 7, but I'm unsure weather or not to update my BIOS.
I have an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, and I haven't had any problems with it. However, I noticed I'm running version 1006 from 10/17/2012. The latest is 2301 from 3/27/2014 and it improves system stability (not to mention the countless updates and fixes between versions 1006 and 2301).
Plus, there's some chipset drivers for AMD and I've been having problems getting my CCC started.
So... should I update or not?
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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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I am thinking of upgrading my pc by putting an Intel E8200 cpu with an ASUS P5E x38.
Im just wondering if this is as straightforward as I think because I read somewhere that most of the x38 motherboards are not updated for the latest E8+ cpu`s.
If this is so, does anyone know how to resolve this problem?
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So the motherboard should be compatible with some of the ryzens.But will the bios support it ??
@letsthrowq, welcome back to the forum. There are letters associated with the model, such as, nc, nf, nt or no. Once I have this information, I will able to answer your question better.Read other 1 answers
Recently got an older Dell laptop with Vista on it. I know nothing has ever been upgraded on it and I'd like to upgrade the bios but Dell won't give me any information because it's not under warrantee. Is there a web site where I can go to that can scan for the correct updated bios and possibly scan the laptop and let me know what else needs to be updated or should I just take this into a repair shop.
Is there a web site where I can go to that can scan for the correct updated biosClick to expand...
Don't know if anything like that exists. Why not just go to www.dell.com, Support section, and see if there is a BIOS update for that machine? Use the Service Tag for easier searching.
and possibly scan the laptop and let me know what else needs to be updatedClick to expand...
Dell may do that. Reinstall Vista (or Recover to factory defaults) if that was not done and then get and install the latest drivers from Dell's site. Install the chipset first.
My PC seems to keep turning itself on after I power off and apparently a common issue is that you need to update your bios.
My Motherboard is GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AMD 760G (Socket AM3+) Micro-ATX Motherboard. Using System Tools I've found out that my BIOS version/date is "Award Software International, Inc. F2, 10/08/2012".
I think I've discovered the correct motherboard on this site
This is how far I've got - unsure what I need, or should download from the options there (and even if I have the right site). Obviously I'm really cautious about all of this so would really appreciate any help or advice?
Its a good idea to be cautious. Please check on your motherboard to see whether its a Rev. 4.1. If it is, then that is indeed the BIOS to download and install, and that is the correct site.
I want to update my bios to see if that helps my rebooting problems(See thread below). The only problem is, I'm unsure which upgrade is for my bios. I have an AX4TII mobo. When I run the app HWInfo32 I get this info on my bios:
Vendor: Award software international
Version: 6.00 PG
Release date: 01/02/2002
Start Segment: E000
Size: 512 KBytes
This link is to my mobo's site and their bios drivers:
Which one is mine?
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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!)
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:
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."
Well I finally finished my comp this morning at 2:30 am. It consisted of intel p4 2.o ghz, western digital 80 gig hd with 8mb cache, soundblaster audigy, leadtek 128 mb geforce4 ti4200 with vivo, 512 mb crucial ddr ram, 40,12,48 liteon cdrw, iomega 250 mb zip, sony floppy, Allied 400 watt power supply, 2 ballbaring fans, us robotics modem, a black case by evercase, and an asus p4s533 motherboard. First time build and runs mint.
I would like to update the bios on it, but im having problems iwth the autoupdate function. Where can i get an update for the bios?
Thanks a ton
Go to the Asus website and you should be able to find it according to the model # of your board. I wouldn't recommend updating the BIOS unless you are having problems though.
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
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.