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Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Q: Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

I have downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...











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A: Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Pan761,

The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Now there should be no problems with it's installation.

Regards,

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As the title says. 3 year old laptop that otherwise is still great, now useless due to Lenovo not updating the bios and preventing me from updating windows which made adobe illustrator and photoshop stop working, can't download codecs, etc. Windows support said until lenovo updates the bios I'm out of luck and have a useless machine. I can browse the internet and use apps that haven't tried to update... Lenovo was a great machine. I was a big fan. Due to lack of support for older machines and this ridiculous issue I would never recommend any business professional like me to purchase one. To have it literally just stop working one day due to lack of software upkeep on lenovo is just silly. Is this how you make people buy new computers? It worked, except I'm going to go to best buy and ask them to sell me a machine that won't stop suddenly due to the manufacturer not keeping it up to date. For the record this is the second time this has happened and lenovo updated a few weeks later. I use this for work and can not deal with my apps not working for weeks while I wait for lenovo to roll out updates... SO, dear Lenovo, update the bios of the y50-70, serial: CB36361936

A:My y50-70 is now useless due to lenovo not updating bios preventing me from updating windows.

What version of Windows are you running right now, what version are you trying to update to, and what error are you getting? Per Lenovo (see link below), that model is compatible with Windows 10 1809, but has not yet been certified for Microsoft's just released May 1903 update. Lenovo devices tested for Windows 10 version 1809https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht507291 When Microsoft makes major OS updates, the manufactures of hardware devices in your system such as like Intel, Synaptics and Realteck etc. may need to provide updated drivers to computer manufacturers such as Lenovo etc. so their hardware will work properly.  Windows 10 version 1903 is just now rolling out, so I cannot believe that Adobe is requiring version 1903 for codec updates etc.    I also find it hard to believe that it is a BIOS issue, and would guess that most likely Microsoft is blowing you off with that excuse, because there are many Y50-70 systems running Windows 10 already using the old BIOS. Windows 10 Drivers page for Lenovo Y50-70https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-note...    Cheers,

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Hi,
I have lenovo 3000 n100 0768HCQ laptop.I update my bios and after updating my system is not working well. When i press any key of keyboard ,all usb connected devices disconnects and after releasing key they get connected as they just have been plugged in.I tried with my old bios version to recover but it is not working . When flashing bios a blue screen appears and system restart.
What to do.. Please help me.......
 

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I updated my laptop BIOS yesterday, downloading the file from Lenovo's website. The update went well, and the laptop restarted correctly after it. Then I shut down the lapotop after using it. Today, when I switched it on, I had just the image with the write LENOVO word on it, and the circle below it running as usual. It is maybe one hour that there is this screen on. any tips? 

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Hi, after updating the bios to version 9FCN27WW I'm experiencing Windows 10 startup problems (booting the system crashes on the home screen), with other Linux operating systems not happening. I have the BIOS set to Boot Mode, from "UEFI" to "Legacy", changing the next Boot priority item from UEFI to Legacy First and saving the setting, restarting crashes again, but if it enters the bios and resets to Boot Mode, from "Legacy" to "UEFI" and saving the settings again, the operating system will re-operate. Salve dopo l'aggiornamento del bios alla versione 9FCN27WW sto riscontrando problemi di avvio di Windows 10 (l'avvio del sistema si blocca nella schermata iniziale), con altri sistemi operativi Linux non succede. Ho il BIOS impostato su Boot Mode, da "UEFI" a "Legacy", cambiando la voce successiva Boot priority da UEFI a Legacy First e salvando l'impostazione,  al riavvio si blocca di nuovo ma, se rientrando nel bios e reimpostando su Boot Mode, da "Legacy" a "UEFI" e salvando di nuovo le impostazioni, il sistema operativo funziona nuovamente.

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Hey all ... OK,  this P70 seems to have bricked on 01DEC17 during a Win 10 update reboot (FYI - there was no battery present in the system at the time, so, it should not  have processed any Lenovo Companion download-sourced BIOS update(s), even though I know a BIOS update has been available for some time now) ... I get the initial Lenovo boot logo (white letters in a red banner on a black background) with the text advice: 'To interrupt normal startup, press Enter' and then the system hangs at that point before completing POST. Pressing either of the Enter keys, or, F1, F10 or F12 have no effect, no matter whether done singly or repeatedly, slowly or quickly ... at any point of startup, such as it is. I have tried starting from 'BIOS Update (Bootable CD) for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPad P70' downloaded from https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1dur30w.iso at: https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/ds106086 ... this latter is Version 2.20, Release Date 07/12/2017 (presumably 07DEC17 ... I hate all-digital dates!) Because the P70 will not complete POST, I do not believe any boot medium (USB, CD, ect.) will work. I Advanced Search'ed (in the 'With one or more of the words' field) the terms 'P70' and 'bricked' here, and, the closest I come to any sort of solution is DSperber's thread 'P70 (950 Pro NVMe0 boot) BIOS update to 1.21: can no longer boot, and ENTER/F12 both fail to work' and the apparent solution:... Read more

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Hi, I updated new BIOS 9SKT99A to ThinkCentre M82 BIOS downloaded from official website of Lenovo.https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-m-series-desktops/t... Now after BIOS update the PC boots for a second and turns off. Then the cycle repeats. I believe it's a problem with this version of the BIOS. I have attempted to revert to the pervious version via the Jumper Procedure, but it appears to have been over written. 

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Hi,yesterday I updated new BIOS 9SKT99A to ThinkCentre M92p (motherboard is7xm rev. 1.0). BIOS is taken from the official website of Lenovo. The update was made using the program "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)" - 9sjy99usa.exe from Windows 7 Pro x64.Now after BIOS update is PC constant reboot. The last picture before rebooting: FW status recovery error. This message hangs 0.5 seconds on the built-in video card, or 2-3 seconds on the external video card (in my case, the NVIDIA GT 730). Only thing I can do is access BIOS setting or choose boot device thru F12 or F1.I did:F9 (reset to default) and CMOS reset - no change, Boot mode UEFI or LEGACY - no change, Boot device (USB/DVD of W7, W8, W10, network boot) - no change, Disconnecting all boot devices - nochange.I need help.Thanks,Dmitriy.

A:Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p. After updating the BIOS from 06/30/2017, the system restarts constantly.

Burn a CD with the BIOS ISO, and follow the procedure for recovering from a failed BIOS update in the HMM.   If unsuccessful, do the same with the previous version of BIOS, which is at the very bottom of your system's BIOS download page. 
 
Edit:  try the older version first, if that works, then do a regular CD ISO update to the latest. 
 
 

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The BIOS update went smoothly. But with the new BIOS version, no operating system is loaded. The Windows installation hangs in the "Starting windows" stage. Different Linux distributions are also not possible to install and also to boot into Live CD mode. The BIOS switched various modes, AHCI \ Compatible, Legasy \ UEFI. I tried different options.How can I now restore the old BIOS version?

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I try to upgrade the motherboard BIOS (the model is the MSI GF615M-P33)

but when I go to flash and write me the command(mode with automatic update does not exist since the model is very old) it gives me the following message:

"Flash part is not supported"

How can I fix it ?

A:Problem updating BIOS

Welcome to our forum spinalgr1990.

Are you having a problem that you think updating bios will solve?

Are you trying to update the bios exactly as the motherboard instructs you to.

These are just some basic question that need to be answered no matter what motherboard you have.

What are the bios you have now?

Is this the exact message you receive?






Quote:
"Flash part is not supported"


When it comes to motherboard bios close is not good enough.

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We ran into another problem. The motherboard will not recognize the new processor. We cannot update the drivers from a cd or thru windows itself because it will not even boot from anything. It will just go to the main bootup screen and give us a "unknown processor revision" message. We have tried booting to a dos startup floppy disk, but we'v had no luck.
 

A:problem with bios updating

sorry, forgot to include that the motherboard is a msi neo2 rx480
 

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http://support.asus.com/download.as...2N68-AM+PLUS&os=17>&hashedid=N9gfnjYUinlROPLf

Have downloaded lasts bios, have put it on a flash stick fat32, have renamed file to 1801, got into it fine, backed up current bios fine but when i go to install new one i get error erasing blocks. Not sure what to do now.
 

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Hello,i have download the last Bios update from the HP site. (sp48847.exe)Problem, when i run the file, it opens InsydeFlash but both "Current Bios" and "New Bios" version etc boxes are empty.So i didn't risk to click START.... i prefered to EXIT it instead.I am running is with administrator privileges.So how can i do? My actual version of the bios is F.30 while the new is F.66... for quicker info here is the link to my product : http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv4-1100-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie...

A:Problem updating bios.

Hey @nammy22222, I understand you're having trouble updating the BIOS. Please check out this guide on how to do that HP Notebook PCs - Updating the BIOS as there may be a step you are missing. Cheers,TechSurge.

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Hello All,

I saw this tread which included some issues with AHCI and I have a few questions.

I recently upgraded my bios on my 965P-DS3 V3.3 motherboard from F10 to the newer F12 version. I went straight into settings and tweaked the Bios per a guide I found on hardocp forums.

I enable AHCI, and set some other SATA settings (my current drive was plugged into an orange socket). Rebooted, XP was sluggish to load and then blue screened. I then disabled AHCI and rebooted using optimized defaults. Only now I'm experiencing very loooooong load times on just about anything. Games, apps, the HDD light is on but it doesn't seem to be reading all the time. Things will eventually load but it's taking 10x as long as usual. So the HDD works, but something is definitely screwy.

So my question is due I revert back to F10 Bios, or do a windows repair or roll back to a restore point, or did I seriously screw up my HDD??? I think I know my course of action (roll back the bios), but I just wanted some more info before I take that risk and frustration of potentially screwing it up. So if anyone has a similar experience with the HDD and this board, plz let me know how you fixed it. Prior to the Bios Update things seemed to be working fine.

Thanks,
Jack
 

A:Problem after updating bios

I put this in your own thread. When you have a problem, please start your own thread. The reason is with one problem, it is difficult at best to follow what has/has not been done. With two problems in one thread, it is impossible.
 

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Hello.I need to update BIOS on my notebooks.I used my second computer to creat  a BIOS recovery drive on my USB.I used this way:Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external storage devicehttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 I download recommended version:sp62234.exeAfter step "5. In the Location to Save Files window, click Change."The HP System BIOS Update Utility DOSENT opens and i have 2 errors: 1.IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!  2. BIOS did not support InsydeFlash!  Please help me.

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HelloOn the process of updating my BIOS, after downloading "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)" and opening the readme file, i came across a dificulty that im not able to continue my process.(https://us.download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/fbj9ccusa.txt): readme fileSo, i did everything correctly untill the step 2 of the "Installing the Package" process, basically when a put the command ("cd C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYxxUSA\")on the Prompt, appear a message saying: "iit not recognized as an internal or external command"I already changed the path on my Computer properties, but nothing seems to work outIf someone could lend a hand, i would aprecciate a lot. Thanks!Btw: im using windos 10https://gyazo.com/33367d1e74576f72ace4236867258266: sorry about being in portuguese, i really dont know how to make it in english, just in case someone wants to see what appearsEdit 1: my pc is a desktop M93p

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I've downloaded the file from the Toshiba website, and now have P003Fv370.exe. Running that just comes up with "BIOS update is not supported OS, Unsupported OS or service pack is installed". I was under the impression it was OS independent? Please help, I need to update it to stop it crashing and blue-screening me every half an hour. I've already installed the value added package.

I have a Toshiba Tecra M5 PTM51E
Running Windows 7 Enterprise
Current installed BIOS is version 1.70

I also read somewhere about installing it with a USB, If someone could help with that I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

Message was edited by: Suppression
Just tried it again and it says "Could not create "C:\TOSHBIOS.UPD" folder!" I have no idea what's going on anymore.

A:Problem updating Tecra M5 BIOS

Hi

The P003Fv370.exe is a package.
Click right on this package and choose unzip here.
Now you should see other files inside this .exe package.

From my knowledge there should be a file which starts the BIOS update.

If it will not work, I guess you need the Toshiba original preinstalled system to update the BIOS.
At the other hand I don?t think that BSOD appears due to old BIOS version.
I guess update will not solve the problem.

Possibly the BSOD appears due to some critical software issue or hardware problems? so would be really interesting to know if the same happens using Toshiba preinstalled system

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1) Not charged in off mode.2) In the system the bluetooth disappeared.3) There is no possibility to downgrade the BIOS version.4) USB+OTG flash drive Work slowly.5) ... Can anyone fix this, or should I buy a new laptop?

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Hello everyone When I update the BIOS I get the error message (( mount the efi system partition fail )) .... what is the solution?
 
 
Moderator comment: Formatting fixed for readability.

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I am in the process of updating my BIOS settings on my laptop (which I was prompted to do by Toshiba's hardware updating service).

I followed all of the instructions provided by the program as it extracted and ran the update. However, the computer began the process of restarting, but has been "logging off" windows (Vista Business) for about an hour now. I'm not sure how to stop the process without causing serious damage to my BIOS, but this doesn't seem normal.

Please help!

A:Problem updating BIOS- Protege A600

DO NOT UPGRADE TOSHIBA BIOS.

Lack of support and many bugs in their new BIOS.

Before you are making any upgrade try contacting Toshiba directly and see that it's impossible.

Last BIOS upgrade was really bad.

Hen

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Hello

SATELLITE PRO R50-C-11E PS562E
BIOS : 6,20
EC : 1,40
OS : WIDOWS 10 UEFI

Latest BIOS version for my laptop on http://www.toshiba.fr/support/drivers/
=> 09/05/2017 BIOS Update Toshiba OS independent 6.50-WIN World Wide
=> bios-20170428144129.zip => P009Ev650.exe

But when I run, user and administrator, P009Ev650.exe, I end up having a window with :

TOSHIBA BIOS Package ver. 4.4.6
This computer is not supported

Has anyone ever had this problem?
Is there a solution, or another way to update the bios on this laptop ?
For example by extracting the .exe, by dos or freedos, or other...

Thank's for your attention and possible solutions

TRAGAN

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Hi
 
Recently bought a Lenovo A740 wich I thought had the Nvidia GTX graphic card. When trying to update the driver it cannot be found. I also have a "unrecognized 3D unit" on PCI slot 4.  How can I check if I even have the card? Its a model F0AM00A1MT-G
 
Matias...
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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My PC crashes frequently and the blue screen mentions to update BIOS as one way to prevent the crashes
I have recently upgraded my RAM from 512MB to 1512MB, also my graphics card from Geforce 6200 to a Geforce 8800 320MB, also from windows XP to Vista. The PC make is a siemens Scaleo P with 3.06Ghz and a Celeron D processor.
however when i tired to update my Bios i couldnt find the download. My motherboard is made by Gigabyte (GA-8S649 MF) the nearest is GA-8S648 and 650. when i search the motherboard number on google the results are rare and foreign making it difficult to understand.
Please help and all advice is welcome
cheers
 

A:Problem updating BIOS, can't find update from manufacturer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have you tried the Fujitsu/Siemens website?

You will need to enter the serial number into the search options.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hi everyone ! I have been Trying to contact support for the longest but for some reason, my SNID and S/N are never recognised... Anyways,I have a AXC-605-EB31 which at base was Windows 8, Intel Core i5 processor 4440, Intel HD Graphics, 1TB Hard Drive, DDR3 Memory. As i booted it for the first time, There was an update right away to Windows 8.1. After an update to Win8.1 a few monts after i got my computer, one of my games started to bug out, and i heard it might have been caused by the game itself being too old for the intel card which was too powerfull for it. In the end, i left the game and never went back to it.I think i did something at the time, but i can't rememeber. I might have tried to downgrade it at some point. As time went by, the Windows10 Update rolled by, so i signed in and got the update on Day 1. I must mention that i got multiple graphic card crashes happening from time to time. But i was expecting a Win10 Update to fix the problem. Later On, Minecraft, for some reason had problem loading textures and i still didn't know why. At the time, came to the Acer Website to try to get some support but couldn't get any (and i didn't know Community existed...) , so i went to Intel to try to fix the problem... to no avail. In the end, i decided to get myself a new graphics card (a Radeon HD 6450) to replace the current buggy one. It fixed the problem... but not the crashes. and here comes the problems i have lately:The Graphics Cards... Read more

A:Graphic problems/WinUpdate Problem/Updating BIOS -...

copy BIOS Win and Rom folders to c:\press windows logo key + xselect command prompt (admin)once on command prompttypecd\press entertypecd winpress entertypeflash.batpress enter it will start to flash BIOS

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I bought this used notebook, and soon I verified that the audio was not going out, therefore I assumed that a driver was missing, so I went to the lenovo website, (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/products/laptops-and- netbook / thinkpad-t-series-laptops / thinkpad-t430 / downloads), I downloaded the driver and installed it, the audio came back, so I went to the "automatic driver update" item he checked the notebook and found other drivers missing , I asked to upgrade, after updating the Bios driver the notebook rebooted, and now the same 5beeps - 5beeps link and does nothing else, I would like to know how to proceed now.

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Hi all, I recently bought Lenovo G500s laptop. Initially it came with DOS. So, i took up partioning the HDD for installing Windows 7. So i changed the boot order to USB drive. Partioned my HDD and went on to install Win 7 through USB Disk. But now it says "Missing Operating System" and i cannot access the system BIOS using the Function keys. I guess, i had also messed up UEFI/Legacy settings in BIOS earlier. But now i cannot access the BIOS at all. Can anyone provide me solution to undo the same or reset the corrupt BIOS. Probably by uploading the G500s BIOS file, so that i can flash it in my laptop. Thanks for the help in advance.

A:Cannot Access Lenovo G500s BIOS.. please help

hi starfire1801,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
During boot-up, if pressing Fn+F2 does allow you to access the BIOS, can you try to:
1. Remove the AC adapter and battery then press the power button for 20secs.
2. Reconnect the AC adapter and press the OneKey Recovery button. If a menu appears, choose BIOS Setup.
3. If you get the same problem, download a free copy of Windows 8 Enterprise (90day trial) and install it on the system. When you get Windows 8 up and running, try accessing theBIOs via the UEFI Firmware Settings.
 
 
Hope this helps

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Not all my lightweight gateways are updating automatically.  Is there a way to force the update?

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AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?

how do you do this?

thanks a lot
 

A:AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS/flashing BIOS?

Flash a BIOS?
You need to download the update from the motherboard manufacturer. Then follow the directions in the readme file that usually comes with it.
 

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Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?

A:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.

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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
-Moltenz

ps. i just found this
AM-960
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

WOW..............

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 a laptop in the shop and one of the things the tech is doing is updating the BIOS, he said they were way out of date. It got me to wondering, should I be updating BIOS on my other computer? is it something I can do? I don't really understand that part.
 

A:Updating BIOS

Check the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site to see if there is a firmware update for the BIOS. If there is read the notes to see if you think that the fixes or improvements are worth it. Updating the firmware is doing a brain transplant so in the unlikely event that something goes wrong there will probably be no recovery.

Yes, you can probably do it, depending on the procedure given.
 

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Can anyone set me in the right direction on what I need to do to update my bios? I am running windows 95 4.00.950b on a Compaq 575 Deskpro with 32 ram and a screamin 518 megs of hard drive.

I have run a Compaq Diagnostics Version PC10.19A and it shows these ROM Revisions that seem older than dirt:

System ROM
Revision: 05/20/1998
Family: 486G
Video Controller ROM
Revision: 12/01/1994
Family: V1
Keyboard Controller ROM
Revision: C.7 06/14/1991
Family: K

I downloaded and ran one of those utilities that tell you what you have on your system and it couldn't even recognize my bios and told me I needed to update it so I thought I would give it a try...

While I got you here (and if I need to address this in another thread I will) In my controll panel / system/ Devices /hard disk controllers I have 2 "Standard IDE/ESDI" listings...as far as I can tell they have diferent input/output ranges and IRQ's...I THINK I remember reading somewhere that this could be a problem...any light you can shed on this cunundrum would be appreciated.

Thanks..you guys are the greatest and btw with your help I finnally found that graphics controller I was looking for and it seems like I have a new computer...WOW..."look at the colors man"(Dennis Hopper-Easy Rider)
 

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Recently got an older Dell laptop with Vista on it. I know nothing has ever been upgraded on it and I'd like to upgrade the bios but Dell won't give me any information because it's not under warrantee. Is there a web site where I can go to that can scan for the correct updated bios and possibly scan the laptop and let me know what else needs to be updated or should I just take this into a repair shop.
 

A:Updating Bios

Is there a web site where I can go to that can scan for the correct updated biosClick to expand...

Don't know if anything like that exists. Why not just go to www.dell.com, Support section, and see if there is a BIOS update for that machine? Use the Service Tag for easier searching.

and possibly scan the laptop and let me know what else needs to be updatedClick to expand...

Dell may do that. Reinstall Vista (or Recover to factory defaults) if that was not done and then get and install the latest drivers from Dell's site. Install the chipset first.
 

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I asked this question on another website forum and the only answers I got was to buy a newer computer. This is just a spare I am wanting to get running. I have an old Compaq iPaq tower with a Pent III 733MHz processor. It has no floppy or CD rom drive and only supports the slim hot swapable cd rom drives. It has Windows 2000 on it and I am wanting to install Windows XP or a Linux OS via USB. It has Bios ROM (686J5) V 2.08. which doesn't support booting from USB. I am wanting to upgrade to V 2.10 which does support a USB boot but I am having alot of trouble understanding if it's possible to flash the Bios without first installing the files on a floppy and running?? Here is a link to the 3 V 2.10 flash utilitys but I don't know which to choose and the instructions for each 1 are very confusing for me.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...eriesId=96490&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=19
There is no clear setup to run and I've tryed the DOS instructions and that doesn't work? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Help updating Bios

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...g=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=PSG_I10480-31135

need the flash utility first
but yes confusing !!
 

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Will updating an A-Bit BIOS to the latest BIOS remove any Virus that is in the BIOS. And what BIOS Viruses are out there and what can you do to get rid of them?
 

A:Updating BIOS

If your BIOS is infected overwriting it with the latest version of the real one will overwrite the problem. Most of these however render your PC useless to the point you cannot even boot. SOme of the names are Chernobyl, PE_CIH, Win95.CIH, Win32.CIH, W95/CIH.1003, CIH.Spacefiller
Most AV sites have removal tools
 

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Hi. Will the bios in my PC ever need to be updated? How will I know the signs of it. My PC is about 7 years old now.
Reason I ask is my friends PC that is a 4-5 year old DELL had a message that the bios was out of date, and I updated it for her by following the prompts.

I don't even know what a bios is....should I worry about my PC?
 

A:Updating Bios

The best rule to follow is,if it is work OK it doesn't need updating.
 

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Hello,today i  wanted to update my bios (from "P02-A2" to "P03-A3) because i want to use my new processor - intel i7 3770, but after start updating i got sad massage "Rom file size does not match existing BIOS size".I have got a predator g3610 and i was installing it through DOS by using pendrive.What should i do now?

A:Updating bios

P03-A3 BIOS description says:BIOS (for device with Ivy Bridge & USB 3.0 supported) has your Predator the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture? i don't think you can update P02-A2 version to P03-03, the BIOS flash is telling that, different ROM size.

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Hiya doin' CHILL here, I need to know how to update my BIOS for my E-machine W3623 System. The BIOS is very outdated (7/29/2005) which I think maybe causing certain performance issues I have been having. I at least want to have the most recent BIOS running for the machine (for optimal performance) which I have already looked into (which is the Coconut Creek CR94510J[1].15A.1015 2009). I realize this update MUST be downloaded straight from the manufacturer ONLY or I could risk screwing myself over.

I downloaded the file from the E-machines support site. Problem is, when I try to run it I get the Intel Express Update Set-up screen which comes up and then it says "This program is unable to continue. Internal System Error: This is a programming or internal problem." After that I can't continue and the process automatically shuts down. So now I'm stuck and don't what know to do. Here is some more information about my system:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
Intel Express Family Chipset 82945G
RAM: 2GB

Also another side question: Is this unit capable of more RAM than 2GB? Thanks in advance and I would GREATLY appreciate any help I can receive on this as I am lost. Let me know if you need anymore specific specs on the system.

A:Need BIG help with updating BIOS

Welcome to SevenForums,

Performance issues aren't necessarily fixed up updating the BIOS. You are running a fairly low-spec PC so I wouldn't expect the performance to be outstanding. What sort of issues are you having? There may be easier way to fix this.

That is the correct BIOS update - how are you flashing the BIOS?

Unfortunately, your machine supports a maximum of 2GB only.

Regards,
Golden

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How risky is bios updating. asus sabertooth x58

A:Bios updating

ocir, your motherboard site shows that the latest bios is:
Sabertooth X58 1304 BIOS
2011.09.26 update

I would download the update and most bios system updates have a choice to accomplis from booting a disk
or from the Windows OS.
Choose which you want to do,

I have done this lots of times, mostly from Dell but also intel and asus.

Rich

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Hi i have just bought a new laptop as i fried the MoBo in my last one which i bought in the early days of Vista, not realising what system requirements were for Vista i landed up with a very under resourced in the hardware dept. laptop and i am shure my constant tinkering with the hardware caused the death of it. Which brings me to my query (now that i am overly paranoid about tinkering with hardware) i have been researching and have found there is very mixed opinion on applying Bios updates and was wondering what people here thoughts are? I have two pending Bios updates 1st addresses better support for SP2 and the 2nd improves system performance & LCD panel brightness.
and if i apply these updates do i need to do both updates or just apply the current one, any opinions would be greatfully received.

A:Updating the BIOS

Bios updates are mutually exclusive (ie, you can only have one installed). I believe that most bios updates are cumulative so if you choose the newest one you should get both of these issues addressed.

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Hey everyone how do i install my latest bios from my manufacture, i cant get the flash bios to work?!!? heres a link to my mobo. The flash thing to install bios is like a comand promp but it starts then closes itself! what can this be? thankyou in advance
 

A:Need Help Updating BIOS

be extremely careful when updating the BIOS. Not completing the BIOS flash will render your motherboard a paperweight. You will then have to send it in to get the BIOS reburned on the EPROM.

Most manufactuers have explicit instructions on their websites for updating BIOS files. There is a dos file to do this usually. BIOS updates cannot be done through windows. Use your floppy drive.

basically you type the name of your flash program, followed by the name of the new BIOS file.

LET IT RUN ITS FULL COURSE. DO NOT INTERRUPT.

also SAVE your OLD BIOS. Most BIOS flash programs have this option. Save it to another floppy disk. You might need it if you run into problems.
 

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I have a dell dimension 4550 and i was wondering if i have the best BIOS.. i think it was A05 or something like that.. pllz give link if you there is a better one..
 

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I am having problems using a 200gb drive with an older (2002) gateway. I installed the HD and ran fine for a few months, then I got the the disk read error. I used old drive to load windows and reformatted the 200gb drive, and the it worked fine for another couple months.
I have changed IDE cables and tried everything else but updating bios. So I am currently trying to update the bios with no luck.

My bios readout is as follows
bios rev PT84510A.15A.0005.PO3.0203061931 DATE 03/06/02

I went to gateway website and entered my serial number for the update and found the update for 12/2002, not that current. But i tried it and follwed the directions exactly. the floppy would not work, i got the nonsystem disk error.

Any suggestions for properly updating my bios?
 

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/580653/windows-81-black-screen-with-cursor/ - Hamluis.
 
I got the same thing except I'm pretty sure a virus wiped out the BIOS (Basic input Output System) I got a update Bios based on my model on a USB and am currently trying to figure how to load it through EFI Shell, which is simular to DOS i guess

A:Updating BIOS

Please explain what is going on with this computer.
 
Does it run at all?
 
What makes you believe your BIOS is infected?

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I'm trying to update the BIOS on my ASUS mobo. I've got Afudos and the newest updates, but I don't know how to put them together.

I was trying to use the DOS version and it told me

Usage: afudos /i<ROM filename> [/o<save ROM filename>]

The ROM is called P4P8SE06.ROM

I typed "afudos /i<d:\downloads\ASUS\Updated BIOS\P4P8SE06.ROM> [/o<save d:\downloads\ASUS\Updated BIOS\P4P8SE06.ROM>]" but it didn't work.
 

A:Updating BIOS

http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments_content.aspx?no=546&SLanguage=en-us

http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments_content.aspx?no=541&SLanguage=en-us
 

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Hello

Probably a very naive question but I'm wondering how I can update my BIOS (if an update appears) when my PC doesn't have a floppy (A drive? Most of the accounts I've read on the website for the motherboard (ASUSTek) are confusing and involve copying a file onto a floppy for reboot.

Is there another (simpler) way?

Thanks
 

A:Updating Bios

Most new machines have updaters that run in Windows. If the file needs to installed from DOS, like a floppy, it can be installed from a bootable CD that boots into DOS, like the Win98 Boot CD Image that has had the BIOS files injected into its image.
 

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