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

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

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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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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anyone know a location from which I could d/l a free bios upgrade please?

Larry, started installing that Maxtor 8.7 in the P100... all went smooth, Windows 98 being installed as I type. Thanks again for your help.

A:bios upgrade

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I have been trying to upgrade my BIOS that is over five years old, yet when I follow the directiond that I got, it runs par way and then says I am missing a file, I have all the files it said I needed. I don't know what to do, and I am having tons of trouble with my processor, and video chip which I have been told is all related to the BIOS problem please help...

A:BIOS upgrade

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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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Have a 533i eMachine and want to install a larger hard drive. Is there anyway I can flash the Bios. eMachine site doesn't offer any info.

A:Bios Upgrade (?)

Go to http://www.lavalys.com and download the excellent and free Everest Home which, when run, will give you the complete and utter rundown on what is in your computer including, if available the web address from which to download a BIOS update. It shouldn't, however, be necessary to update BIOS just to add a larger hard disk.

Guessing from your processor that you're probably running '98, you'll need to run fdisk from your boot up floppy to partition the new drive and format it to store data. Post back with some more details and someone will be able to guidde you through.

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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
Supports N... Read more

A:bios & mb upgrade no dmi

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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 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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hi i just read somewhere recently that if you upgrade the bios on your mother board then that can help with oc'ing. either way i would like to upgrade it or update or w/e. however i do not kno very much about doing this my motherboard is an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium with an Opteron 144 processor the rest of my specs are on my profile sheet. any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:BIOS upgrade

You have to download the right bios version. Try here

Then extract it to a floppy disk, boot the computer to the floppy and follow the instructions on the screen...Make sure it is the right version or you could ruin your bios.

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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 have HP Pavilion 15-e017tx. Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit. What's the latest BIOS update for me?

A:BIOS Upgrade

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 appreciation

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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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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.)

A:Why upgrade BIOS

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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 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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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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i'm trying to get my bios upgraded and i am sending you the right download, any of these and wondered which you thought was the best one and how do i make it work. I tried @BIOS and the computer keeps popping up with @bios has encountered an error and must be shut down. Then it says can't make a floppy with a boot from winXP. Any ideas on what to do? Would the dos flash utility work and if so what do i do? Why i am trying to update the bios is the computer keeps rebooting on it's own and as you will see they have changed fan speeds. If i have to i'll go to E-Support to order the floppy, which i really don't want to do after i done it once, and don't like their sales pitches. This is for another computer of mine which has xp home and amd 1700 processor, 512 memory. Or if there's another place to make a floppy on the web would be nice. Thanks.

A:Upgrade The Bios

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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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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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