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How can I upgrade the BIOS on my E5-571 running Li...

Q: How can I upgrade the BIOS on my E5-571 running Li...

When I tried to install the Win 10 anniversary update it completely messed up my laptop and I had to resort to insatlling Linux. I also tried formatting the HD because Microsoft thought my drive was bad...they weren't much help. Anyway I would like to update the BIOS and try again to install windows and don't know where to start. Help would be greatly appreciated.

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upgraded to win 10, ser no CNU1423QVS (or5?)cannot see a bios upgrade  suitable??

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

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

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

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

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

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I had a strange set of circumstances today. I was trying to update my memory from 2 to 4g. My system would not boot with the new memory and the bios gave 3 beeps. After removing the new memory, the system would boot to XP but I had no video. I powered down and powered back up. I now had video but the system would hang. In Safe Mode, it would hang after the following entry system32/config/system. Note I never observed any windows error messages, just the hang.

I used the Recovery Console from an XP CD and did a chkdsk /r and chdsk /f
I also ran fixboot

None of these solved the problem.

I then ran fixmbr
Recovery Console displayed some kind of caution message that I had a "invalid" or something MBR and that it might prevent me from access partitions or something.

Well, I ran fixmbr anyway since i was out if ideas.

Now when I try to boot, it is freezing during the post process. When I hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup, it says "entering setup" but it never does. It seems to be hanging right after the drive detect process.
Note I have one standard IDE drive © and 2 SATA drives. Windows XP is installed on one of the SATA drives.

Any ideas? Let me know if you need any more info.

A:BIOS Hang, unable to enter BIOS Setup after running FIXMBR

This sounds more like a BIOS = hardware issue. Since you have been inside the case it is possible something got nudged loose. Re-seat your memory and video card if it is an add-on.

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Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update  s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference.  Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.Mike

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Computer failed during upgrade of bios. I have followed all the steps to recover bios: taken out battery, pressed windows + B + power, restore screen appears. Computer goes thru bios restore process and verification. When it gets to the 'count down to windows start up' and 'continue to restart button', the computer freezes and does not restart. I have pressed the continue button, nothing. I have let the count down continue and it stops at 1 then nothing.

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I have posted a few questions regarding getting samsung 950 pro (NVME M.2 ssd) to be recognized quickly on boot by ENVY 750-170SE cto rom family id #2b4b and it hasn't been resolved.  I am pretty sure that HP will need to create a newer bios than the a.08 version that i have or the lower versioned number a.07 which is available from HP's website (even though it has a newer date than a.08 (this is really strange))  -  How do i go about getting HP to release a beta or final bios that shortens my boot time by 3 minutes?  Am i posting in the wrong area, if so where do i post?  I am not alone with this problem.  see SpearfishX post #21 - and i am unable to post in this forum, it needs to be reopened and addressed - http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Envy-750se-capable-of-M-2-NVMe-u...

A:Bios Upgrade on HP Envy 750-170se CTO bios family 2b4b

@FrozenGamer? If your PC takes 3 minutes to boot in a factory condition then you should contact HP support. If your PC is less than 21 days old then quickly return it.  Without any modifications, your PC should be booting up in less than 30 seconds. I haven't seen any official HP posted information that supports NVMe m.2 SSDs.  Run the HP Support Assistant and see if it picks up a later BIOS update. HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.  

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Dear All,
I have a question regarding BIOS upgrades as well as downgrades. First, about downgrading BIOS, is it a safe thing to do? If not, then what makes it not safe? I have Dell Inspiron 640M, with the latest BIOS A10. Not happy with this one due to high pitch sounds coming from the top right hand corner of the laptop. It's been suggested that I downgrade only a couple of revisions back, namely, to either A09 or A08. However, Ive been getting conflicting reports about the safety of downgrading from Dell Tech Support. Some say that it's not done at all, others say that as long as it's only to downgrade back to a couple of previous versions, then risks are not as high as going all the way back to a really early version, such as A03 etc. The risks, I'm told, is in the performance of hard disks. Apparently, if you downgrade to a really early version such as A03, then problems will arise, though I'm not sure what the exact problems are. Moreover, there are those who say that there is no procedure for downgrading and that it is never suggested to anyone to downgrade their BIOS. The notion that it becomes riskier as you downgrade back to a really early version of BIOS such as A03 baffles me, because in my case, prior to doing any kind of updating for BIOS on my laptop, I had version A03, and have not had any kind of improvements, enhancements done to my computer whatsoever. in other words, my computer is the same as when I got it last year in terms of ha... Read more

A:Is downgrading of BIOS safe? How do you know if down or upgrade of BIOS is successful

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I updated the bios after I had notified from Toshiba about the Bios v3.50. The process was done by the Toshiba Utility software, and after the reboot there is "Password =" on a blank screen and it not recognise my BIOS password, writing "Not certified".

I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.

What can I do now?

A:Satellite Z30-A-12R BIOS password not recognised after BIOS upgrade


Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.

But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.

Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.

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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.

A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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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

ps. i just found this
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


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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Yesterday, I clean-installed Windows 8 Pro x86 on an old Dell Vostro 1400 laptop which had been running Windows 7 Ultimate, and it activated and ran fine, without even a single exclamation point in Device Manager. I applied the update necessary to make the Store offer 8.1 and proceeded to install it as I've done on a couple other machines. After downloading the thing, it errored out with:

Couldn't install Windows 8.1

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

When I clicked the OK button, it then gave me the informative and grammar-challenged error box:

Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code: 0xc1900104

Try again Cancel

Ever the optimist, I clicked Try again, and of course, it proceeded to download all over again from scratch, only to error out in the same way. I then downloaded all the Windows 8 updates, although just the one had been necessary on my other machines that successfully upgraded to 8.1, and tried again, only to get the same result.

Today, I've discovered the Windows 8.1 Compatibility Assistant, which avoids the lengthy download of the upgrade every time (Microsoft, maybe you should run it implicitly before downloading 3 GB of transient data), and it tells me:

This PC doesn't meet system requirements

Contact your PC manufacturer to see if you can upgrade the System BIOS

Obviously, no BIOS updates are available, and I'm simply wondering if anyone knows what exactly is the pr... Read more

A:Windows 8 to 8.1 Upgrade failed - must upgrade System BIOS

Store upgrade is more hassle than it's worth...Can't see how bios version can prevent the upgrade...

If you can download a full ISO - try that rather.

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Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-... UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP upgrade to 1.09. I wonder why I cannot upgrade my BIOS, anyone could help, many thanks.

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Hi, AllI try to upgrade the BIOS of my x1c gen3 20BS, and BIOS update utility for windows, the BIOS version is UEFI: 1.13 / ECP: 1.09I am working on windows 8I follow the utility's instruction and install the tool, run the tool, and reboot the OS, everything seem fine, but when I check the BIOS again, I found the BIOS vesion is still 1.10, but ECP has already upgraded to 1.09 Anyone could help? Many thanks.

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I purchased an upgrade key from Microsoft last year and used it on my Win 7 home premium 64 bit installation and upgraded it to Win 7 pro 64. Lately, my system has gotten squirrelly and I wanted to
do the "upgrade" (repair) install from my CD. The system will not allow me to do this. It says that
Windows 7 Pro cannot be upgraded with Windows 7 Home Premium.

So now I'm stuck unless there's a way to uninstall the pro upgrade and revert back to home premium.
Is there a registry key I can delete or something so that it will work? I don't want to lose all the neat programs I have installed.

A:Can't upgrade install after running anytime upgrade

You are going to have to do a few registry tweaks to fool the Windows Installer in thinking you have the previous version. Once you have done so you can continue doing the upgrade repair process however you must do it while the machine is currently booted. (From the Desktop).

This link provides a good step by step process which you may want to try.

Please note that I have not completed these steps so please proceed with caution.

EDIT: I had to attach the link into a text document since the URL could not be copied.

Hope This Helps,
Josh! =]

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I upgraded my BIOS to 5CKT77US not long ago and my understanding is that I can go up to 16GB RAM now; can anyone confirm this for me before I spend the money and have it not work? I'm currently running 8GB PC-8500/533. Thanks!

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Please help me to update the BIOS im having the  LENOVO 5VKT07AUS version, it date is 9/1/2009, please help me to update the bios, and my system serial number is xxxxxxxxxx , and i need to upgrade the ram to 6gb, im now having [email protected], please help me to choose the RAM also. please help me in these two things. 
Thank You in ADVANCE.
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A:My H22010028 needs bios upgrade and RAM Upgrade

hey kameshss,for updating the bios go to >>http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=746114download the proper Chipset driver and install it.As for upgrading the RAM, I suggest calling our Tech Support via the number listed in the link below >>http://www.lenovo.com/contact/in/en/

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I have old version A05 on my E6410 Bios. I tried to upgrade to A06, then I´d like to upgrade to A07, A09, and then to A13, because i need to have the A09 installed before install A13.
I`ve downloaded all the versions, but the problem is that the Dell BIOS Flash window does not start !!!
I need help please

A:Can`t Upgrade Dell E6410 Bios - Dell BIOS Flash window does not work

Well, i follow the folowing steps from this forum (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19413136/19971740.aspx#19971740):
1. Install UNetbootin from synaptic2. Run it and create a FreeDOS USB key.3. Copy the exe BIOS update file to the USB key from inside ubuntu.4. Reboot into BIOS setup and change the boot order to boot from USB5. Boot into a live freedos session. * The USB key will offer to install freedos on your hard disk. DONT - that is ubuntucide!* Don't use himem or or that other memory thingywhatsit - just straight freedos6. C: 7. dir8. run the update
And i could install the Bios Upgrade. Now are upgraded to A13.
Aniway something is wrong,because from windows OS, the installer does not start !!! 

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I received a Routine Alert from HP stating that there was a BIOS F.61 update available for select ProBooks.  My ProBook 4525s was included in the included list.  The details stated the upgrade "Improved the UEFI EDK2 security" and "HP strongly recommends transitioning to this updated BIOS version."  When I clicked on the link for my laptop and selected my OS (Windows 7 Pro 32), then clicked on BIOS, what showed was F.60 Rev.A, 30 NOV 2015.  Where do I find BIOS F.61? Thanks

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My cpu is an oem and so is my motherboard.I have an emachines t3612
with and intel celeron d 3.46 533mhz 512cache,i want to upgrade the cpu to the intel core duo E4700 2.6gb 800 mhz 2mb cache heres my prob.My board is an emachines which is owned by gateway.The board number is intel d945gccrg1 and the revision is 300.
On the intel site it lists an intel 945gccr but no d945gccrg1.I called intel and at the time they did not know I bought my board from emachines when i read them the board number they gave me the detailed specs of my board and upgrades i could do for my cpu.When i told them it was an oem emachines motherboard they said they could not be sure the processors my board supports would work because gateway tweeks the board once they buy it.On the gateway site is my board exactly posted
as http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Intel2/4006181R/4006181Rmv.shtml
this is the board posted on intel
if i upgrade the cpu i have to have minimum bios of CR94510J.86A
my current bios are CR94510J.15A.1007.2007.0216.1519 which is an outdated gateway bios that i never upgraded because i never seen the need.I have already maxed out my ram to 2.0 gb and have a high end mid grade xfx geforce 8500gt soon to go to 8600 as i see that to a 9600 is not worth the upgrade plus i will be getting a gaming sound card also but right now i want to upgrade my cpu and am not sure if i put the bios in before dropping the cores in place and... Read more

A:Cpu and Bios Upgrade

I went ahead and flashed the bios myself.The intel bios took considering this was an intel manufactured board in the first place.With the bios upgraded I can now go ahead and drop the new processor and everything will work fine.

Note to viewers: Always make sure a processor is compatible with your board before installing it.The board must have already installed the appropiate bios.If you have an oem system like emachines or any other
namebrand make sure you either have the appropiate oem bios for the new processor...In my case emachines was not willing to help *** me in this process saying putting new bios on my computer would ruin the board...with being able to upgrade the bios and processor you no longer need the company so there not quick to assist.Considering bios upgrades to the board from the manufatcurer of the board is risky,
if the oem alters the board in certain ways the bios may not take which
can ruin your board...so before installing new bios be sure to create a bios recovery disc or floppy and make sure your familiar with the syntax that will need to be reentered if you get the blue screen of death.In my case my board was an intel d945gccr intel purchased from gateway.
On the board the new number was d945gccrg1.Only the g and the 1 were different which ws on the sticker on the board not on the actual board.I was able to locate the most recent bios for the board by visiting intel.The first two letters of the bios gave me the courage to upgrade the bios.The bios ... Read more

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i have a amd processor, 1.4Ghz sis735 mainboard( i hope) how do i download the correct files to upgrade it , my bios date is american megatrends release 08/27/2001 s. any help would be appreciated so i dont mess this up . also im running windows xp

A:how do i upgrade my bios


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just followed recommended bios upgrade now windows 10 wont work. keep getting cyclic messages: 'WDF_VIOLATION' and 'Inaccessable_boot_device'. Have tried every permutation in start up options, though I am no expert in these matters.Some guidance would be appreciated. The computer is not connected to the internet.

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Have an IBM Thinkpad 600 233, 4G HD and 190mb memory....thing
is that microsoft site recommends upgrading BIOS and requires that a "fully charged battery" be installed during process. My battery is dead so I do not know if the upgrade will work or not Any suggestions?

A:Upgrade BIOS?

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Just installed Win7 on a XP machine. I used the F/T wizard and saved to my D drive. I have 3 HD's. When I loaded Win7, it only sees the one HD. The other two I found somehow as Raid. Tried to find the BIOS key on startup, but only seen setup, and that doesn't give me the option . Thought maybe an BIOS update would fix that. Would like to get my old settings back. The BIOS is American Megatrends 080014 01/13/09.

A:How to upgrade BIOS

Setup is the Bios, there`s probably not an update for it.

You need to post the exact make and model of the pc if you want help.

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This has been solved, thanks.

A:BIOS Upgrade Help


Your PC has the most current bios version . There is no bios update for Windows 7 as to the PC originally came with Windows Vista .

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i have a Asus P5S-VM mobo and i want to upgrade my Intel Celeron D to an Intel Pentium 4 but im having trouble understanding what bios version i have.

ive looked for the motherboard revision number which is 1.02 but dont know which version that means 1020 or the earlier 1002 version. the cpus ive identified work only with the 1007+ version. i want to install the new cpu without having to update the bios

any help is much appreciated

A:Bios Upgrade

Try entering your BIOS(tapping delete or some other "setup" or "bios" button on startup), and check the version there.

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Hi,with my HP250G3 i can't reboot or shutdown in linux OS, but in Windows works correctly. Linux doesn't recognized BIOS, other user risolved this problem with BIOS upgrade.Can you write me a correct link? There's nothing on support center.... Regards

A:Upgrade BIOS

Hello, http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=6732463&swItemId=ob_149154_1&swEnvOid=415... #hpexpertday

Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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uh, where do i upgrade my bios

Your BIOS Report Results
BIOS ID: 12/18/2001-I845
OEM Sign-On: ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
BIOS Date: 12/18/01
BIOS Type: Award
Chipset: Intel 1A30 rev 4
Super I/O: Unknown
BIOS ROM Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 256K
Memory Installed: 512 MB
Memory Max: 2048 MB
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 1600 Mhz MAX: 2400 Mhz

A:BIOS upgrade

Normally you would go to your mobo manufacturers website and get the bios update from there.

Why do you want to upgrade your bios? Unless there is a specific reason, you should leave it as it is.

Regards Howard

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I want to know the latest BIOS for my model.


View Solution.

A:BIOS Upgrade

F.26 http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp66501-67000/sp66805.exe

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Im upgrading my computerto the athlon x4 860k and ive heard u need to upgrade your motherboard biosMy motherboard is the msi 7906 orchid2-s and i dont know where to find the bios i need to downloadif someone could help i would appreciate it alot.thank youBy the way this is a prebuilt hp computer and ive done a bit more research, on the hp website it says all the compatible cpu upgrades and the athlon isnt listed their? does this mean that all the other ones can be put in without having to do a bios update?http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04293944  

A:Do i need to upgrade my bios?

@Markyy What CPU do you have installed know??? REO

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I have a ECS motherboard i installed a PIII 800 instead of a Celeron 700 .

My machine boots up once every 5 trials not event the processor cooler turns on. I asked my vendor he told me to upgrade the bios . The abios is an Award v6.00PG rev 2.0c

I tried to flash the rev 2.0e with awd830 when it asks me to overwrite the bios i say yes it kiks out with a message UNKOWN FLASH.

Anybody can please help



A:bios upgrade

It would help to know which ECS MB and try going to ECS website and look for downloads/BIOS for your board. Even a simple change in revision number of the motherboard may require a different BIOS to be installed.

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I enabled the on board USB support, installed a printer(usb). the printer prints terrible and locks up the system. The on board sound card stopped working.
I unistalled the printer, disabled the USB support and the sound is back. I think I need to upgrade the bios.
I found the file but can't be sure of the correct utility.
Should I upgrade?
can you help me pick the correct utility?
61-0222-000747-0010111-071595-m747, AMIBIOS tag M747 v5.0
Slot 1/socket 370, 333mhz celeron
Windows 98se
Discontinued board
I have searched the PCchips web site, the winsbios web site and the AMI web site.
I found the upgrade on the PCCHIPS website under discontinued.

A:bios upgrade?

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Hi. Just joined this community. I have an HP Pavillion HPE h8-1360t desktop running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. The desktop came installed with a 1 TB hard drive. I just bought a Seagate 2 TB hybrid hard drive to replace the installed drive. My question is, will the existing bios support the 2TB drive? If not, is there a downloadable upgrade available at HP? Thanks.

A:Bios upgrade

Hi: The PC should support a 2 TB HDD without the need to update the BIOS. Should you want to update the BIOS, you can find the latest one on the support page.  There are no others. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-HPE-h8-1300-Desktop-PC-series/5258496/mo...

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after turning off computer for a few hrs. when we turn on it goes to black screen. Turn it off and then back on and all boots ok. We have checked drivers for upgrades and now wonder if it is the BIOS that needs upgrading. How do we check this? Is remote assistance available for this? Microsoft checked out machine and they referrred us to HP due to BIOS concern.

A:Upgrade Bios

RGalvin, welcome to the forum. There is no BIOS update available for your motherboard.  Your best option would be to do a full System Recovery to see if that solves your problem. Another possibility is a failing power supply unit (PSU).  Here is a guide to help you troubleshoot it.  The problems that you describe can be caused by a lack of power from the PSU. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.  

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I.ve ben told by my computer tech that my bios need updating!! can someone tell me in plain terms how it wil improve my pc. does it makes things quicker etc etc.

A:Bios upgrade ??

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looking for Award Modular bios v6.00PGN
Via chipset: VT82C693A - V693AS-A03-12-21-200
Bios date: 12/21/200-693-686-6A6LGJ1CC-00

where can I download the flash utility???

A:Bios upgrade

You normally find the utility on the MB maker's site along with the actual BIOS update.

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I'm upgrading the CPU but must also upgrade the BIOS. Am I correct in that it is necessary to upgrade the BIOS prior to upgrading the CPU?

A:bios upgrade

You probably will have to update your BIOS.

I had a older Gigabyte board a couple of years ago that would not work with my newer CPU (Duron 1300), but it did after the BIOS was updated. BTW, the reason given by Gigabyte for the BIOS upgrade was to work with that CPU.

But, someone else may have a different experience.

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I want to check whether or not my BIOS is as up to date as it can be. My pc ic a Compaq Workstation AP550, so it is fairly old. Can anyone tell me how to check whether it is up to date & any other technical information I need to find out about it & where to find that information

A:Upgrade BIOS

Firstly, unless there is a hardware issue that requires an upgrade, and for which the manufacturer has identified and issued a fix for that particular issue, it will not deliver any benefit.

The failure rate of BIOS flashes is several %, and in your case would economically destroy the motherboard. I would only do it to address a known issue that actually affected me. It's not a recreational activity.

Any update would be on the HP site, as they acquired Compaq.

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Hey gang, i got a friend who is having problems up-grading from 8.1 to W-10 ! It's a Asus Gaming computer he tried this link >>> Windows 10 <<<
So he sent me this message "Tried running the Windows 10 upgrade its saying BIOS isn't supported" !!

He's not computer smart so he asked me to help him do this !!
Any help guys !!!!


A:Bios won't let him upgrade

Go to the manufacturer website, download the bios upgrade and upgrade the bios.

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hello, i was wondering if some one could tell me if i need an bios upgrade..

i read something that some bios only support 147gb of hard drive space, i have just installed a new 160gb hd and have added my old one to make 75gb of extra storage..

i used the bios agent, i dont know if i should send it to esupport, or call them.. heres what it says:

Program: eSupport.com BIOS Agent Version 3.55
BIOS Date: 08/28/01
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
BIOS ID: 08/28/2001-I845 -P4B
OEM Sign-On: 3.05
Chipset: Intel 1A30 rev 3
Superio: NSC 366 rev 10 found at port 2Eh
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 1600 Mhz MAX: 2400 Mhz
BIOS ROM In Socket: No
BIOS ROM Size: 512K
Memory Installed: 1024 MB
Memory Maximum: 3072 MB
Memory Slot 01: 512 MB
Memory Slot 02: 256 MB
Memory Slot 03: 256 MB

any help would be great.


A:Do i need a bios upgrade?

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I have a problem with sblive sound card working on my pc.Talked to creative & they said to get lastest mb drivers & bios.
I ran a program to find out what versions I am running & program tells me it can't find valid dmi.Can someone explain this & point me to the drivers & bios I need. Thanks

Generated by: BIOS Wizard 2.10
Date: October 25, 2001
Time: 18:00

PnP Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.0
PCI Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 2.1
PCI IRQ Routing Table : BIOS currently supports this feature
Enhanced Disk Drive
Specification : BIOS currently supports this feature
DMI Version : Valid DMI is not found
ACPI Version : BIOS currently supports latest version 1.0
APM Version : APM BIOS not installed. It has been replaced by
Booting From CD-ROM : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
Supports ESCD : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
Can be Updated (flashed) : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
Can be Shadowed : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
BIOS Chip in Socket : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
Supports Selective Booting : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
Supports LS-120 Booting : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
Supports ZIP Booting : Unable to test this feature because DMI is not
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A:bios & mb upgrade no dmi

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Hi guys,

I was just checking driver downloads from the ASUS website to see if there were any updates.

Upon running Speccy, I found out I have BIOS 212. There is a BIOS 223 available. Following is the changelog from my current BIOS version to the latest:

BIOS 223
1.Fix system may hang if press power button immediately after plugging AC in.
2.Fix OS led not light after resume from deep S3.

BIOS 219
Support i3-2370

BIOS 218
Firmware Change

BIOS 213
Support new CPU i7-2670

Optimize Asmedia USB3

I have not performed a BIOS update before, because it required floppy disks back in the day and it could be quite the process, so I stayed away from it.

My driver CD came with a "Windows BIOS Flash Utility V2.31.1", which should allow a more convenient updating of the BIOS while in the Windows environment.

So far, things appear to be fine, eventhough my BIOS is quite outdated.

Would you suggest to proceed with the update or should I leave it be? Why so?

Advice is much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Should I upgrade my BIOS?

The BIOS should not be updated unless the update addresses a specific problem you are having. If the update fails, which can happen even if you do everything right, your system may be unbootable. Recovery from that often requires physical replacement of the BIOS chip.

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Hi Everybody! I want to know the latest BIOS for my model. Best, Foxdie

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Hey guys, im looking for a free upgrade for my bios, iv been looking for the past 2 days and so far have had no luck, please guys i need this, im sick of USB 1.1!

A:Bios Upgrade

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