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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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X1 Carbon Yoga 1st GenModel number: 20FQCTO1WW It worked great since I received. One day I upgraded BIOS to the latest (it was v1.23 by the time), then I noticed the fan keeps running regardless the actual CPU usage. Very occasionally, fan will stop and start again soon. Often time, the fan will start to run as soon as the laptop is turned on. It's quite annoying because of the fan noise (even though it's not so loud), and I'm sure it will cause more battery consumption.  Recently I upgraded to the latest v1.24 BIOS, but the problem was still the same. Anybody has the same issue? A bug in recent BIOS firmware? 

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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?

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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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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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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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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We have T570 laptops and Bios version 1.09 and some on 1.19 bios version.  New Bios came out to upgrade to 1.21 4/27/2017.  We've download the new Bios and upgraded it but in Bios still shows 1.19 not 1.21.  We try to run the upgrade again and says we have the latest version.  Anyone have a solution for this


Go to Solution.

A:T570 Bios 1.21 upgrade not showing correct version in bios

1.21 (N1VUJ04W) 1.21 (N1VET31W) 1.11 (N1VHT21W) 01 2017/04/25
1.19 (N1VUJ03W) 1.19 (N1VET29W) 1.09 (N1VHT19W) 01 2017/03/30Found the 1.21 on Lenovo site is still packaged with 1.19 files to flash.  Once run the 1.21 file it extracts to C:\Drivers. In that folder show N1VUJ03W which is the 1.19 not the N1VUJ04W 1.21 and in the flash folder has the N1VET29W 1.19 not the N1VET31W 1.21.  Who ever packaged the 1.21 did not add the new files for 1.21 or the link to download is still pointing to the 1.19 exe file..

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My G580 is stuck onpage that reads FOR EVALUATION ONLY. NOT FOR RESALE. Won't allow to upload bios. Did nothing but power on machine for this to occur.

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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 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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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 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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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 have a ENVY 20 AIO (20-d034). It has the problem of a blank screen when trying to startup up. I keep trying to clear CMOS and then reboot. I got it to boot once after about 20 tries. It then would blue screen after booting into WIN 10 desktop. Could not get it stable long enough to install a new BIOS. Now the screen is blank again when trying to boot. I keep trying to clear CMOS and reboot and try to get it to post again and hopefully boot into WIN10 again. Anybody have any ideal how to make this work faster? If I can get it to boot and be stable, which BIOS should I use? Support for this computer shows BIOS 8.16 for WIN 8 and BIOS 8.15 for WIN 8.1. Info on BIOS 8.16 says it suppercedes all other BIOS and once installed you can't go back. Just wanting to make the right decision if I can ever get it to boot again.

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Ok, I just updated to an AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4 GHz Quad Core processor and I'm having an issue where it is only running at around 800 MHz. This is in a Gateway GT5670,

My motherboard is an ECS MCP61PM-GM with Pheonix Technologies 6.00 PG bios.

I've done a little searching and apparently I need to update the bios for the board to be able to fully use the new CPU, however I haven't been able to find an update. I just got off of a chat session with Gateway support and all that they could do was direct me to their Pay for Support help line. If anyone can point me in the right direction or have another solution, I'd really appreciate it.

A:Bios update/ CPU running at ~800 Mhz

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hi can someone please tell me how to find and run this file with DOS
the file is burned to a cd-r like this

folder: drivers/bios dos/ then the files are inside that folder called flash.bat

it is a bios update file can you also please tell me what I would need to type to run it

thank you

A:help with running bios update with dos

"flash.bat" is a batch file that when run should offer you to make a dos boot disk (usually a floppy disk), you boot from it and run BIOS flashing program.

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After installing a DVD drive, the time it takes from switching on to windows beginning to load is about 1.5 mins. When I take the DVD drive back out it returns to its original 5 or 6 seconds. How can I fix this?


A:BIOS running slow

Did a driver disk come with the Player? Did you install it?

Is the msg on the screen for 1.5 minutes, the "DMI" msg?

How is the player connected to the system?

Is it on IDE0 or 1? is it a Slave?

Is it truly jumpered CORRECTLY?

Is it Jumpered as CS, cable select ?

In Device Mgr is it shown without ANY problems? And is it identified correctly?

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I previously had a problem with a missing awdflash.exe file. I put in the motherboard cd and the file loaded, but then the screen went black and it hasn't changed sense. Ive tried restarting the computer and it didn't help. What do I do? Is there something i physically have to do to the mother board to fix this?
Once again any help is appreciated.

A:Computer not running BIOS

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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
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?

A:How do you upgrade BIOS?

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I know I need one,

Award BIOS Type Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
System BIOS Date 10/31/02
CPU Type AMD Duron, 1111 MHz (11 x 101)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7VAX

Do I need one? If so what do I do when I get one?

A:BIOS upgrade

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I just bought this refurbished computer with Windows 10 Pro installed on it. When it boots, there is an error message stating:"BIOS software missing or corrupt". I loaded the support to download the BIOS, it wants me to select the Operating System, but Windows 10 is not listed, because Windows 7 was first installed on this computer. They installed Windows 10 when they refurbished. My question is could I upgrade the BIOS for Windows 7? If not how do I upgrade the BIOS?

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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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My computer has a ASUS K8V SE Delux Mobo in it and the BIOS version is 1001.005
I was looking at the ASUS Website and the current BIOS version is 1007. Is there a reason I should upgrade to the current bios and if so, how would I do it? It seems that for Bios before 1003 one needs to use something called afudos not "flash" I have NO floppy on my computer but have a second hard drive, ability to use a key drive or a cd. Any help appreciated. Im running XP home THANKS!

A:Bios Upgrade??? Yes or No? How?

Do you have any problems that a BIOS upgrade will cure? If the answer is no, so is my answer to your question. You should only do a BIOS upgrade if you are addressing a specific issue, since a bad FLASH can leave you with a doorstop for a computer.

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I have a XPS 420 and am trying to upgrade to the most recent version of the BIOS.  Unfortunately, I am running Ubuntu on it and as far as I can make out, the only way to update the BIOS is to create a bootable windows USB stick and upgrade through that. I have created a Windows PE bootable USB stick and have managed the run the exe which seems to be a self extracting exe.   The extracted directory contains XPSD_A09.exe which I assume is the tool to update the bios.  Unfortunately, when I the run this file in the directory containing it I get the following error "The system cannot find the file C:\BIOS\images\A09\BIOS\XPSD_A09.exe"
Anyone have any ideas?


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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
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A:bios & mb upgrade no dmi

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Hi guys,
Here's the deal, my machine freezes regularyl for no real reason, no blue screen, doesn't matter, can be screensaver, or browsing, or just sitting. Occasionally with the send error report it takes me to microsoft and suggests a Bios Upgrade. I have not installed any new hardware in quite some time. The 3 things I believe it might be is the video card, GeForce 5200, overheating, or the Bios.
so,,,the drivers seem good for the video, according to driveragent, i could tell you if it overheats, sooo, here's my Bios string, I cannot find an update for it:

An AMIBIOS ID String Was Detected:
- ---- ------ ------
| | | |
| | | Chipset/BIOS Info
| | BIOS Build Date
| Manufacturer ID
BIOS ROM Information
BIOS Build Date: Apr 02 2001
Motherboard Manufacturer Code Detected: 1131 - ELITGROUP
Please Consults ELITGROUP for support

AMIBIOS Build Tag: M935D
AMIBIOS Project ID: M935D Not listed in TAG.DAT file

For more information on upgrading your BIOS go to http://www.ami.com/support/bios.cfm?refer=mbid
SMBIOS info:
Manufacturer : ECS
Product Name : M935D
Version : 2.0
Serial Number: 00000000

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A:Bios Upgrade Help

That is an ECS Motherboard Model M935D with a SIS 650 Rev. 128 chipset. you need to go to the ECS website and the support\downloads section to see if there is a newer bios available for it.

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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.
Compaq 5002US
Windows XP PRO
AMD Duron Processor 801 MHz
192 mb ram
8 mb nvidia vanta lt graphics card

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Hi I wish to upgrade my bios as I have a new hard drive after my original HD died. I have replaced with new HD but I am told I will have to get update, as my notebook will not accept new HD. I have a Compac predation A900, with product number KG 574PA#ABG, AND Insydett20 version: F24. Can anyone help please.

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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 ????

A:bios upgrade

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.

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Trying to upgrade BIOS on HP laptop w/ Vista Home Premium, Phoenix BIOS. Downloaded BIOS upgrade from HP website, sp42853.exe, and when it executes, gets to a point where Quanta.vbe shows up in Notepad with 6 lines of random characters. I can only close the window, then the Phoenix Winflash splash screen appears with options of "Flash BIOS" and "Exit". When I flash the BIOS, I get an error " Cannot locate file BIOS.WPH. Must locate file to continue." The only option is "OK". Then Windows comes up saying that the program did not install properly, Do I want to install with default settings, or do I want to say it installed correctly? Installing with default settings does not work. My Bios is version F.07, latest version is F.32. This BIOS upgrade was supposed to take care of periodic freeze ups according to HP tech support. I've had to recover from the "upgrade" several times with System Restore. One time I tried installing the upgrade, and my computer would reboot & shutdown every 2 minutes on its own unless you clicked on something in which case it shut down immediately! I've talked to 6 HP technicians and 3 Costco concierge tech support people about this so far and cannot find a solution yet! I believe that the quanta.vbe file is opening with the wrong program, but I have not been able to change the file association in Vista!

A:Can't upgrade BIOS

Sometimes, when you have a big jump in version numbers, it can screw up. You should try to update incrementally
F.7 to F.32 is a pretty big leap

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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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Hi there just today my compaq presario sr1710nx restarted and it just won't start up anymore.
It well jump into the screen where you have to choose to go to save mode or normal but when I choose one it just restart again and jump to that mode. I've downloaded the bios but I have to be in window to upgrade it.. Is there any other way I can go around it to do this... Please help ....

Tou Xiong

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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

A:Bios upgrade?

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.

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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?

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I would like to upgrade my bios but I'm a bit confused. Are these upgrades available for free download? I inquired with one company and they said it was $60. That seems a bit steep to me. Then someone else told me bios upgrades are free just like drivers. Can someone explain this to me please?

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I've run across posts on BIOS upgrades to fix various hardware knocks; my question: Must I have a particular problem in order to benefit from such a process or is the old saw 'if it ain't broke...' in effect? (Whatever the viewpoint, I understand this isn't something a novice should toy with.)

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