This is an old HP PC I have recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7 and I have to say it has never run better
I have an ASUSTek A7N8X-LA motherboard with ver. 3.05 BIOS and an AMD Athlon 2600+ processor
I want to upgrade to the latest BIOS that supports SSE2 instructions (for game playing purposes), however, I have run into a snag that the most recent BIOS ver 3.21 is still only XP compatible. Neither ASUS or HP are willing to provide any free support.
This is somewhat frustrating as the BIOS in situ appears to be the original 2003 version. I could have easily updated this to the latest version before I upgraded the OS to Windows 7, but now it is to late.
Q. Dare I use the XP BIOS and what steps can I take to protect against permanent disaster if things go wrong?
Can anyone advise me please?
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
<<...but now it is to late.>>
There is no direct upgrade path from XP to Win 7...so installing Win 7 had to leave the XP install intact, if you used the upgrade version of Win 7.
If it's an HP system, you should have recovery/restore disks that would allow reversion to XP. At that time, the BIOS update could be done...but if that update only supports XP...I don't see what is gained...unless you just run XP.
Sounds to me like a new motherboard/CPU/RAM combo is needed here, not an updated O/S. It's hard to bring computer technology from over 8 years ago...into 2011 performance/capabilities, IMO.
so if i wanted to upgrade my pc bios menu and it has it for windows 7 and windows 8 my computer was windows 7 that's what it came with but then i upgraded to windows 10 with the free thing that you got
Bios upgrades can be risky I would advice against it, if you do it wrong say good bye to the motherboard. If you must do it make sure you get the latest and correct version for your motherboard.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.
Dell has released a new bios version A06 for my laptop M101z (Inspiron 1120). The Windows version is 2.7MB whlle the DOS version is 1.7 MB.
The flashing procedure is the same for both. Click on the .exe file, extract it to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R300552, In the START>RUN text box type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R300552 and press ENTER.
What is the difference between the Windows version and the DOS version as the install/flash procedure is the same?
Which one should I use for flashing the bios?
Windows based .exe's have a higher rate of causing a bad flash, mostly due to some sanfu while the OS is running.
That's why the Dos version is generally considered a safer way to flash. Less potential conflicts.
Win based ones are fine when they work, but as mentioned above, there is simply a higher level of risk.
Bonjour, I am having a BSoD whenever I try to update the BIOS on my Asus Eee PC 1015PX. I am currently running BIOS version 1301, but version 1401 was released. Naturally, I wanted to update my BIOS. However, whenever I use their utility, it flashes the BIOS .ROM file up until about 35%, and then my computer completely and utterly crashes. It gives me a BSoD with a DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I do have a Windows 7 CD and could dual-boot and update the BIOS thru Windows 7, but I was just wondering if any of the users here could help me.
I already had trhis BSOD, but in other circunstances
i have a toshiba l300 satellite pro that wont start up in xp home
it starts and then bluescreens quickly
i backed up and started reinstalling xp...when it gets to starting windows in the blue
setup screen it stop errors with code 00000007b
i looked up the error code and microsoft had a few different solutions pertaining to this code
but there was one about xp setup
and they recommended upgrading the bios
i checked the bios on the laptop and it was 1.7
and the latest i downloaded was 2.7 or something like that
but its a windows file
how am i ment to upgrade a bios if i cant boot into windows?
any info please
L300-xxxx? please post the complete model number.
I updated my BIOS through windows using MSI's Live Update 6 software and it has been stuck on this screen for about 30 minutes...
Is this normal? I'm scared to reboot it because I'm concerned about getting stuck in a possible boot loop.
If you reboot, and the BIOS is in fact corrupt, you won't get stuck in a boot loop.
You will get stuck with no-POST, much worse than a boot loop.
What is the model of your motherboard? I can find its internal technicians manual and find out if there is a disaster recovery method. Sometimes they're very easy to perform.
Don't reboot that computer until I find out first, just in case the chip was erased but not flashed, or returns a bad checksum.
HelloOn the process of updating my BIOS, after downloading "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)" and opening the readme file, i came across a dificulty that im not able to continue my process.(https://us.download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/fbj9ccusa.txt): readme fileSo, i did everything correctly untill the step 2 of the "Installing the Package" process, basically when a put the command ("cd C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYxxUSA\")on the Prompt, appear a message saying: "iit not recognized as an internal or external command"I already changed the path on my Computer properties, but nothing seems to work outIf someone could lend a hand, i would aprecciate a lot. Thanks!Btw: im using windos 10https://gyazo.com/33367d1e74576f72ace4236867258266: sorry about being in portuguese, i really dont know how to make it in english, just in case someone wants to see what appearsEdit 1: my pc is a desktop M93pRead other answers
Hallo,After upgrading the Bios via Windows (HP dv7 6101sd) there is only a black screen and flashing Caps Lock.I have tried to create recovering USB device (according to the instructions http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 ).Unfortunately when started the Bios updating file (http://support.hp.com/nl-nl/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv7-6100-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie... ) there is no possibility to chose another location (step 5 according to the instructions).Can you give me another solution of the problem?Thank you in advance,IdjeralRead other answers
Okay so I'm having some problems with a computer my mom brought from her uncles. I'm not gonna give the whole story but he gave this computer to my mom and she doesn't want it.
First, I want to say that this computer has the Windows 8 beta on it as its only OS. It's very clunky and full of bugs and whatnot and I want it off so I'm putting windows 7 on it and erasing everything on it. This shouldn't be a problem for these forums since everything I"m having problems with has nothing to do with the OS. Besides installing.
Now, basically this computers main parts are better than my own (it's not that great anyway) It's motherboard is x65 bit, it had 2 gb 800 mhz ram (my computer had the same amount but only 667mhz) it's processor is 3.00 GHz (mine is 2.3 GHz)
So basically it's a better computer for the main parts. I've not looked at the PSU but I'm sure it's better aswell. The only thing that isn't better is the graphics card. It's a 7 series while mine is a 9.
So, basically I want to put the best of my computer to this better one. Mine feels newer (since I keep it dusted so it sounds really smooth, while this one sounds a bit old. But either way I want to install windows on it. The only problem is that the BIOS is inoperable. When loading into the BIOS the keyboard no longer seems to work. Its light go off. But every once in a while on trying, I can get it into the boot menu so I can move it to put from CD rom. But at this point, no matter what, it won't let me scro... Read more
tl;dr: Want to change BIOS boot order. Keyboard doesn't work ONLY in BIOS. Tried removing CMOS batter overnight. NO change. Can't find BIOS update for motherboard model number "D33C98"Read other 9 answers
my bios is outdated.
I wanted to update it. so I went on the manufacturer's website for my model
but it says: "This BIOS update should be installed before upgrading to Microsoft? Windows Vista? operating system.", which is making me worried to do the bios update as I already have upgraded to vista. (the laptop was shipped with xp on it)
I asked a computer techie and he said its nonsense and I should update it the normal way by flash memory at the boot time.
Also, what happens if I screw the bios setting at boot time.
do I have to install windows again or can my windows be restored ?
If your computer works, why would you want to update the BIOS?
If you screw up the bios at boot time then it depends on your motheroboard. (How much did your cost)
Hi, I'm trying to update my BIOS driver due to an error message saying "Thread stuck in device driver". I have windows 10. When I go to the acer site to download and update the driver, the only available drivers are for windows 8. Can I download this windows 8 driver without harming my computer? Should I revert back to windows 8? Any other solutions for the error message? Update:My computer: Acer Aspire V5-122P-0600 Manufacture year: 2013 Came installed with Windows 8 Thanks!
BIOS update is different from normal Driver update, updating a wrong BIOS may brick your computer, could you please provide information about your system so that someone will be able to advice you, you need to tell us the model of your laptop.Read other 1 answers
Please, I need urgent help.
On my brand new ASUS laptop, the automatic ASUS update downloaded and installed the latest BIOS version for Windows. During the process the pop-up windows appeared saying something like "Don't forget to load the default BIOS setting after reboot..."
After reboot, all I got was black screen with a blanking line like in DOS program.
I rebooted again, used ESC, entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..
I saved and exited BIOS and still WIndows won't load up.
Please, what should I do ???
entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..
Did you use the option?
I recently updated my BIOS using this package: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-... Now when I enter the BIOS, then Boot Options, it allows me to Enable/Disable Legacy Boot (which I assume means UEFI/older BIOS?). Since I am running Win 10 64-bit, I would prefer to use UEFI. However, when I disable Legacy Boot, then reboot, it says boot device not found. Only reverting to Legacy Boot allows me to boot. How do I configure Windows 10 to boot with UEFI? My Older BIOS was F.0A, new one is F.2E. This BIOS also fixes the battery indicator, so I would perfer to stay in it.Read other answers
I was updating bios and it got stuck now I cannot get the windows or bios but can't get to system recovery but saying cannot refresh or restore anything or repairRead other answers
I was running windows 7 home premium perfectly for the last around 7 to 8 months. the other day I updated system bios and thereafter got the message to reactivate windwos. I used my product key but turned out to be invalid. I am in trouble kindly help help
For an OEM system, deactivation after a bios update would point to a modded bios being used earlier. However, you have not filed up your system specs. Please run this tool, click Continue, click Copy, then paste the results here or paste into notepad and upload the text file.
I recently updated my winXP pro ver. 2002 Service Pack 2with 80 updates, since then my sata hd and dvd writer have disappeared from windows and bios.Has anyone encountered this problem and found a solution? I am running a Mach speed MSNV-939 with AMD Athelon 64 x 2. Dual core 3800.
Everything was running great before the updates.
does the drive in question contain any data? usually, if the drive doesn't appear in BIOS, it probably doesn't in windows XP, but have you checked if windows detects the card in Disk Management console? i would recommend installing new storage drivers for your motherboard. the updates could have made the existing drivers corrupt or uninstalled them. do you have any exclamations in Device Manager?
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.
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 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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Hiya doin' CHILL here, I need to know how to update my BIOS for my E-machine W3623 System. The BIOS is very outdated (7/29/2005) which I think maybe causing certain performance issues I have been having. I at least want to have the most recent BIOS running for the machine (for optimal performance) which I have already looked into (which is the Coconut Creek CR94510J.15A.1015 2009). I realize this update MUST be downloaded straight from the manufacturer ONLY or I could risk screwing myself over.
I downloaded the file from the E-machines support site. Problem is, when I try to run it I get the Intel Express Update Set-up screen which comes up and then it says "This program is unable to continue. Internal System Error: This is a programming or internal problem." After that I can't continue and the process automatically shuts down. So now I'm stuck and don't what know to do. Here is some more information about my system:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
Intel Express Family Chipset 82945G
Also another side question: Is this unit capable of more RAM than 2GB? Thanks in advance and I would GREATLY appreciate any help I can receive on this as I am lost. Let me know if you need anymore specific specs on the system.
Welcome to SevenForums,
Performance issues aren't necessarily fixed up updating the BIOS. You are running a fairly low-spec PC so I wouldn't expect the performance to be outstanding. What sort of issues are you having? There may be easier way to fix this.
That is the correct BIOS update - how are you flashing the BIOS?
Unfortunately, your machine supports a maximum of 2GB only.
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.
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?
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.
The file is on your floppy. Just look at the contents with the dir command or browse the thing in Windows or whatever.
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!
Depends on how old your bios are. If it's the last chance
Anyway here is link to your motherboard page
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.
Different power connector
Different master slave settings on ide's
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'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?
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.
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.
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.ThanksRead other 1 answers
How risky is bios updating. asus sabertooth x58
ocir, your motherboard site shows that the latest bios is:
Sabertooth X58 1304 BIOS
I would download the update and most bios system updates have a choice to accomplis from booting a disk
or from the Windows OS.
Choose which you want to do,
I have done this lots of times, mostly from Dell but also intel and asus.
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 did a F10, check my BIOS version is HP Kolvo02.25, 07May 12.I download a 2013 bios in HP support centralhttp://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=vc_113732_1&sp4ts.oid=5232881run it and restart PC, F10 again. When i Flash System Rom, a red label appear 'Removable media is bad or missing'I switch off the PC, press the CMOS button few times. And the results is still similar. I did the instruction as the video instructed, but BIOS did not upgrade either.http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.sn=SGH250SGL4&sp4ts.oid=5232881&docId=emr_na...Read other answers
Hi, i've been told a bios update might stop my pc crashing when my belkin wireless is plugged in. only thing is i'm confused as to how to do this!
System analysis says i have american megatrend BIOS, a asus motherboard SE Deluxe, but my boot up screen says Fast track Promise technology.
where do i get the right bios update? which oen will eb the right BIOS? and is it likely to stop the random crashing?!
questions, questions, questions!
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Hello, My laptop is Pavilion 15-e017tx Notebook and i need to update the bios. After downloading the .exe file in the installation wizard it showed "options for creatin partition as recomended " & "proceed without creatin the partition".What should i do. I dont have the recovery parition drive in my laptop as i formatted it by mistake. What shold i do. Or can i proceed without any partition create and i want to know actually what is created in the partition. Thanks
Your laptop with Windows 10 installed has no updates for anything including the BIOS. Only updates for Windows 8x and 7. The latest BIOS version is F.24A I have updated BIOS a number of times but have never come across the installer asking about creating partitions.Read other 5 answers
I recently put in a new motherboard, a new cpu, and new ram. the computer POST is fine but when it gets to the load windows screen, it just reboots. there is no error, just flashes to a blue screen, then restarts the computer and when it restarts it comes to the screen asking me to choose between restarting in last known good configuration, or in 3 different safe mode options. all of them just repete the process. i tried reinstalling the windows from the boot cd and it reinstalled it fine with no errors, but when it restarts the computer it still wont get passed the load screen. Someone sugested that maybe i have to update my BIOS becase of the new motherboard and new cpu. can someone please explain why that might be, what the symtems are of needing a BIOS update, and why it would help me? im just looking for some clarification before i run such a risky procedure. thank you, kevin
Did you reinstall windows after fitting that lot? If not, thats your problem.
I'm trying to update the BIOS on my ASUS mobo. I've got Afudos and the newest updates, but I don't know how to put them together.
I was trying to use the DOS version and it told me
Usage: afudos /i<ROM filename> [/o<save ROM filename>]
The ROM is called P4P8SE06.ROM
I typed "afudos /i<d:\downloads\ASUS\Updated BIOS\P4P8SE06.ROM> [/o<save d:\downloads\ASUS\Updated BIOS\P4P8SE06.ROM>]" but it didn't work.
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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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?
Read the BIOS notes for the fixes it provides. I do not recommend updating the BIOS unless it has a fix for your issue.Read other 9 answers
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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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.
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.
need the flash utility first
but yes confusing !!