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.Read other answers
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.)
upgraded to win 10, ser no CNU1423QVS (or5?)cannot see a bios upgrade suitable??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
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?Read other answers
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?
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
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.
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.Read other 12 answers
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.Read other answers
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.MikeRead other answers
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...
@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.Read other 8 answers
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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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.
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
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
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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.
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.Read other answers
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.Read other answers
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.
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,
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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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
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 !!!
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
BIOS CAPABILITIES TEST REPORT
Generated by: BIOS Wizard 2.10
Date: October 25, 2001
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
Supports N... Read more
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I'm trying to upgrade my Bios on my laptop. Currently have F.08, trying to install F.10. Have downloaded the update file on 3 different computers, via normal download and via HP Support Center, but keep coming into the same problem. Upon getting to the screen to choose what I want to do, all 3 options are greyed out along with the "next" option, so I cannot upgrade the bios (expected when on other systems), but I also cannot copy the bios file nor create a bootable flash image (which is what I want to do). Is there any way to actually get the updated Bios to work?Read other answers
Sorry to bother but I'm having problems installing XP Pro and someone suggested I upgrade my BIOS software.
I've got a Abit AB-BX6 but not sure which to use.
The problem is that I can't seem to install XP right after the 'Copying Files' then reboot stage. I've managed to get Win98 on there.
Is it risky to do the BIOS upgrade?
Should I just use the latest one? Any suggestions?
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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
OS: WinXP SP2
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.
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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
My computer crashes randomly and when I send an error report, it says consider a BIOS upgrade. If possible, I do not want to pay money. I am looking to download the update and install it myself.
Here is my BIOS
Your BIOS Report Results
BIOS TYPE: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 03/12/2005-SiS-661-6A7I4FK9C
OEM Sign-On: snc302eeh - 661MXPro BIOS v1.0 (031205)
BIOS Date: 03/12/05
BIOS Type: Award
Chipset: SiS 661 rev 17
Super I/O: ITE 8705/SiS 950 rev 2 found at port 2Eh
OS: WinXP SP2
BIOS ROM Socket: Yes
BIOS ROM Size: 512K
Memory Installed: 1280 MB
Memory Max: 4096 MB
CPU: Intel Genuine Processor 2933 Mhz
I already checked phoenix bios homepage, and for updates they refer you to some site that charges money.
Any other suggestions?
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The HD on my kids computer blew and I bought a seagate 40G HD. I know that 98se only recognizes up to 32G but I can use fdisk to partition it provided the BIOS reads the full 40G. Well, it doesn't. I did some reading and if I upgrade the BIOS it should read the full 40. (right?) Well, the problem is that I have never ventured a BIOS flash and upon reading it says that I can ruin the computer if I choose the wrong BIOS upgrade. I am having a hard time finding the upgrade. I found one that just says award modular Bios v4.51PG but the following number is different. (2Y5IMG01)
I hope there is someone that could help me locate the right bios upgrade. (installation instructions would be greatly appreciated. I have also been told that overlay software may be the route as well. Your thoughts.
thanking you in advance.
os is 98se
new 40G seagate hd
BIOS : award modular Bios v4.51PG 2A5LA008
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Hi I have a problem. I never upgraded my bios before I checked the compaq site and don't see any updates. I ran the program called everest and it told me to upgrade my bios because it was outdated. I don't know what to do because I ran various programs and they show that my bios is unknown.
My computer is randomly freezing that is why im am trying to update bios, i dont think it has to do with overheating or psu problems or ram issues. I think it is with my bios.
Windows XP PRO
AMD Duron Processor 801 MHz
192 mb ram
8 mb nvidia vanta lt graphics card
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hi all, just wondering if can anyone help i have just bought a seagate 300gb hdd to connect to my foxconn 761gxk8mb-rs mobo 64bit running vista ultimate 64 bit. but the bios will not recognise the hdd.current bios is phoenix award v6.00pg.
spent hours today on the net but unable to find upgrade or flash.
any help or suggestions please. thanks in advance.
First, be sure you have a Windows XP Service Pack 2 install, as anything less will be trouble. Windows XP with no Service Pack will NOT allow changes in hard drive size. Windows XP with Service Pack 1 is unreliable.
Is this FoxConn a motherboard independent of any manufacturer?
Dell, HP, and Compaq use some Foxconn boards. If it is in a computer sold under a brand name, the BIOS update will likely be on the website of the computer manufacturer.
Then go here:
The FoxConn 761GXK8MB-RS or KRS should work.
YOU WILL NEED TO FLASH THE BIOS FROM A FLOPPY DRIVE DISK, IN MY EXPERIENCE. So if you do not have one, install one... even a used one... most repair shops will sell you one for $5.00.
If you have doubts, call FoxConn tech support, as ALL BIOS UPDATES ARE RISKY.
That is a pretty new board, and the lastest BIOS was issued in January of 2008.
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
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.
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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???
You normally find the utility on the MB maker's site along with the actual BIOS update.
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.
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.Read other 2 answers
I am considering a bios upgrade from E support. The reason I want a BIOS upgrade is to hopefully gain control of the bios so I can overclock a bit. Does anyone know if a BIOS upgrade from E support will actually unlock the currently locked BIOS on my HP a500n ????
I don't know but I do know that an HP by design isn't designed for overclocking or upgrading. Not only is the BIOS severely lacking but the components are sub standard when it comes to this area. You would need to upgrade your cooling for the CPU and case, and case cooling is sometimes hard to do with an HP case. The RAM might also not be able to cope with running at a higher frequency even if the CPU can.
Will the eSupport BIOS reveal hidden settings is something I don't know.
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?
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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
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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
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.
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? ThanksRead other answers
I have a HP pavilion 6404 (PIII 550, 128M, 10G HDD), been running win98 and recently upgraded to xp. the system is hanging on the windows welcome screen. I have loaded the OS twice with same prob. been told that I may need to upgrade the bios of the motherboard. the m/board has got written P2B-VE (ASUS AS97-127F). went to hp website and downloaded the little program to flash the bios, but stops and display a message saying "cannot flash when memory agents (eg HIMEM) are present".
AM I missing something? or is there anything I should be doing differently?
Any help will be appreciated
Thanks in advance
Bios updates should be done from pure dos ie no memory managers, config.sys, autoexec.bat, etc running. Go to bootdisk.com and download the disk they have just for flashing a bios.
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?
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.
I have HP Pavilion 15-e017tx. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit. What's the latest BIOS update for me?
Please see HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors); F.04 14.4 MB Apr 12, 2013F.06 14.4 MB Jun 28, 2013 F.08 14.4 MB Aug 05, 2013F.15 14.8 MB Nov 25, 2013 F.21 14.9 MB Jan 06, 2014 F.23 15.6 MB Jun 10, 2014 F.24 A 15.6 MB Nov 28, 2014 F.26 Rev.A 15.6 MB Jun 30, 2016F.27 Rev.A 15.6 MB Jul 25, 2016 (most current) Since HP supports your computer under Windows 7, 8, and 8.1... you may need to install this update by creating a USB Flash Drive with the BIOS and booting from that flash drive. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciationRead other 1 answers
Just got a 1000mhz slot a thunderbird for my computer, I looked through the manual and made sure that the cpu was compatible with the board (or so i thought). It turns out that the manual that shipped with the board from ebay was for the Asus K7V-T and the board itself was a K7V. I then found out online the K7V only supports the Athlon and Athlon classic CPUs. My question is that because the boards are almost identical, can I update the bios of my board with the latest bios for the K7V-T, and if so will this enable support for the CPU? Thanks, Ryan
I don't think that the BIOS is the only factor determining support for the other mentioned CPUs. I would say that NO, you couldn't update the BIOS to make your chip compatible but I could be wrong. I couldn't find too much info pertaining to the differences in the two boards.
my computer keeps crashing when ipods or pen drives are inserted windows says i need a Bios upgrade but i dont know what this is could someone please help
we'll need to find out what kind of comp you have first. is it a dell, hp, ect. if it's not a manufactured pc then you'll need to find out what kind of mother board you have
if it's a manufactured pc, what make and model IE ( dell dimension 4400, compaq persario 1100,)