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BIOS updating troubles using Utility

Q: BIOS updating troubles using Utility

L520 Win 10.64 v1803 Home When I ran the BIOS Update Utility it rejected with"Does not recognize machine" or something like that.1. How do I get the Utility to run?2. Which BIOS version should I be looking to have? Thanks for the help!

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Preferred Solution: BIOS updating troubles using Utility

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Hello guys.

I saw several of threads saying that, updating your BIOS in the Asus P8Z68-V PRO, would stabilize your system and have better effectivity and such things.

If you direct to this page (Link), and scroll down a little, choose Windows 7 64-bit (as it's my system), and click + on the BIOS utility.

Would it be the best idea? Is there any danger in doing it?

Best Regards,
FredeGail

A:Updating BIOS. With utility?

Stability has a lot to do with how your settings are. No BIOS update can stabilize your system if
it's being pushed to it's limits.

A BIOS update addresses certain issues and you should only update your BIOS,
if it addresses those issues.

With all that being said, having used an ASUS board, I would recommend ASUS Easy Flash 2.
Get a USB thumb drive and follow the ASUS instructions for updating the BIOS using Easy Flash 2, if you "must update".

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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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The downloaded version 2.9 installed, but didn't automatically remove the earlier 2.0 version. Trying to launch EOS Utility triggered the old version, so I removed both by deleting (couldn't locate a remove software function). Now the new 2.9 version will not install. What should I do?
 

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I am running Vista x64 Home Premium on an HP Pavilion Laptop. Every time I use windows update, it throws some sort of error no matter how many times I fix the errors with the many tutorials on this site. But what is most frustrating is trying to update to SP2. It will reboot, do its thing, get to 3 of 3 100% complete and stay there for hours. Then it will reboot and say failed to install, rolling back changes. I can upload the original CBS.log file if you would like, but it is 6.64MB. I have looked through the CBS.log and tried to skim through the bulk to get the errors:

Code:
2010-06-20 15:18:41, Error CBS SPI: (SPIRegQueryDWORDValue:413)Failed to query registry value: ComponentsRemoved

er=0x2
2010-06-20 15:18:47, Error CBS SPI: (RegisterPackageForSqm:647)Failed to set StateValueName. er=0x2
2010-06-20 15:18:47, Info CBS SPI: Failed to register package for SQM (hr=0x80070002). Continuing without
2010-06-20 15:18:47, Error CBS SPI: (RegisterPackageForSqm:647)Failed to set StateValueName. er=0x2
2010-06-20 15:18:47, Info CBS SPI: Failed to register package for SQM (hr=0x80070002). Continuing without
2010-06-20 15:18:48, Info CBS SPI: Self trust verification failed for

C:\7097110d38128ef70d\baed56e698d5131e91a5ac\spc.xml. 0x57
2010-06-20 15:18:48, Error CBS SPI: (SPCVerifyTrust:1732)Failed to CryptCATAdminCalcHashFromFileHandle GLE=... Read more

A:Troubles updating to SP2 & WU generally

Try this and then let us know.

How do I reset Windows Update components?

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I am guessing that something quite wrong was done in 2.20 (and it persists into 2.21). There was no such errant behavior with 2.19, as I've confirmed by reinstalling 2.19.  Works perfectly and boots promptly and the BIOS Setup utility works lickity-split with 2.19, just like it always has.  But with the install of 2.20 the behavior changed drastically.
 
Looking at the README for BIOS 2.20 this definitely seems like the culprit:
 
[Problem fixes]- Fixed an issue where fan might rotated with max speed due to not reading CPU   temperature correctly.- Fixed an issue where system might not boot to OS when attached an external monitor   and its USB3 devices.- Fixed an issue where network boot might happened at reboot after resume from suspend   by Wake On LAN.
 
 
At first I thought I had blown the BIOS update, since my screen was simply black for what seemed like 1-2 minutes after displaying the Lenovo logo and "press ENTER to interrupt" message.  I pressed ENTER repeatedly but nothing happened, for a long time.  Eventually, the hard drive activity LED on the P70 started flashing, and seemingly almost 2 minutes later, the machine came to life and boot process continued normally.
 
Then, once I entered the BIOS, I used the right-arrow key to navigate through the tabs.  No problem until I got to the Security tab and then pressed right-arrow one more time to navigate into the Boot tab... and it hung!  Didn't go ri... Read more

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 Dear all, I'm trying to automate the bios settings with the latest HP Bios Configuration Utility using SCCM 2012.When the task is rebooting the system, I get this message."The following configuration change has been requested"How do I automate to accept this up front? Kind regardsDries

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Hello:

This is my first post here, so hi to everyone.
I just got an ASUS X401a Notebook and I want to use a flash drive to boot from Linux.
I need to change the sequence in the BIOS so that the flash drive is first choice to boot from.
I have no problem accessing the BIOS utility, but it allows me to alter only some settings. Those in blue colored font I can change those in black font I cannot. What drive to boot from first is in black and not adjustable.
I used command line to work as admin and I also set up a password for admin in the BIOS to access the BIOS utility, but still no go; some things are allowed to be changed some aren't.

Any help is appreciated.

A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

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i think tere is broblem with bios because there is no functuion to control vram for example or many other things .... can any body help ....thx 

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 Hi,trying to change BIOS language using HP Bios Configuration Utility but get Error code 6 - Access Denied (failed due to BIOS permissions).BIOS version is THI vA0.08.I can read (get) successfully but cannot change any setting...tried to change other settings unsuccessfully.What am I missing? Do I need to set a password first?

A:Can't change bios language - HP BIOS Configuration Utility -...

I should have mentioned...language is currently Dutch and I would like to set it to English. I removed the * and placed in front of English...essentially following instructions in the manual so that is not the issue.thanks in advance for your help ?

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lenovo 7360  link bios http://support.lenovo.com/hu/hu/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/ThinkCentre-M-Series-desktops/Thin...

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It was working fine, but I thought that it would be ok to just update the driver tonight, Well boy was I WRONG!! Now, it won't connect. It keeps saying that it has a signal and everything is connected properly, but keeps saying "aquiring I.P." I tried resetting the cable modem, then the router (even unplugged them both), and this is just frustrating me!!!! I even tried uninstalling the USR from device mgr, and even network connections and re-installing it. But it has to be this new update that is making it like this. How can I completely get all USR stuff off then reboot and just re-read it. When I first got it, that is what it did. It was easy. Turn on WiFi on my laptop, brings up window, hit connect and works! And before once I updated it and it was able to connect, the speed kept fluntuating and was super slow. How the heck do I go about removing all US robotics drivers and start as new? When I first bought it, it was so easy, didnt have to install anything, the WiFi card automatically detected it and just saw the USR in the network menus as a avail network and connected, woula! Now it's all wierd. God damn US Robotics, I already hate them for lying to me and not giving my $45 rebate back! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 

A:ARGH! US Robotic wireless router is giving me troubles after updating filmware

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It was working fine, but I thought that it would be ok to just update the driver tonight, Well boy was I WRONG!! Now, it won't connect. It keeps saying that it has a signal and everything is connected properly, but keeps saying "aquiring I.P." I tried resetting the cable modem, then the router (even unplugged them both), and this is just frustrating me!!!! I even tried uninstalling the USR from device mgr, and even network connections and re-installing it. But it has to be this new update that is making it like this. How can I completely get all USR stuff off then reboot and just re-read it. When I first got it, that is what it did. It was easy. Turn on WiFi on my laptop, brings up window, hit connect and works! And before once I updated it and it was able to connect, the speed kept fluntuating and was super slow. How the heck do I go about removing all US robotics drivers and start as new? When I first bought it, it was so easy, didnt have to install anything, the WiFi card automatically detected it and just saw the USR in the network menus as a avail network and connected, woula! Now it's all wierd. God damn US Robotics, I already hate them for lying to me and not giving my $45 rebate back! grrrrrrrr
 

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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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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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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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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 an HP Envy dv6-7000 that someone replaced the motherboard in, or they wiped the bios clean I used several NbDmiFit versions but I still get a massage "this utility can not be executed on this platform". Does anyone know how the access the bios as everything I start up the computer it first says that the model, serial number, CT and other bios info has values of A000. Can anyone tell be what utility will work HPBQ138 works on several other HP computers I have worked on, but I can't get into this BIOS to re-program it.
 

A:HP BIOS Utility

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I do not have any sound and am including the following information for those who might glean more understanding than I.SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio Manufacturer; Analog Devices. Inc.Location PCI Bus 0. device 31, function 5 From Properties ; General Device Staus This device cannot start. [Code 10 ]ResourcesResource settings:This device isn't using any resources because it has a problem.In Device Manager! SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio System InformationProblem DevicesDevice PNP Device ID Erro CodeSoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio PCI\VEN-8086&DEV-2445&SUBSY... This device cannot start Specifications Compaq System Model: Presario 4403US BIOS Version: Compaq 686P9 v1.10 Memory (RAM) Capacity: 256.50 MB Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack: 2.0 Processor Intel? Celeron™ CPU 1400MHz Version: x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 1 Speed: 1395 MHz Location: C:\WINDOWS PID: 55277-OEM-0011903-00101 Hot Fix: KB898461

A:Bios Set Up Utility

You are reporting one problem after another in over a dozen different threads on this forum started since the first of January.IMO its time for you to perform a "Repair install" or "Clean Install Windows XP".

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I need to enter bios, not the "HP setup utility", because in the utility there are no settings for SATA controller. I need to change it to IDE, but in the utility there is no option for that. How do i do it?

A:I need BIOS, not HP Setup Utility

Hi: Why do you need to change the setting to IDE? A BIOS update won't add that feature anyway. If you are trying to reinstall XP and get the blue screen stop error, simply add the SATA AHCI drivers. See this guide below.  Read the Intel section and then read the downloadable document for how to slipstream all of the sata drivers. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/SATA-drivers-for-XP-solution-on-... I have zipped up and attached the drivers you need to slipstream below...  


























Driver.zip ?201 KB

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Hi. I have an M58 7360APU that I've upgraded to WIN7. It was running slow with only 2GB RAM, so I added 2GB. It runs fine, but now when I reboot it barks about the memory change. However I can't change any options in the BIOS itself. I read that I need a config utility, so I downloaded 5CJW77USA & ran: cfgwin60 config.txt /capture - but it fails with the following: C:\Lenovo\bios>srwin60 config.txt /captureSRWin  Version 1.00 File(s) copiedCreateFile failed!  Error = 2Unable to get BIOS driver handleErrorCode ==> 00000002 I'm at a loss as to how to proceed. Any help is appreciated. ThanksNick

A:M58 BIOS Config Utility

I had the same error when trying to run the flash BIOS command from a non-admin account in Windows. After I logged in with the local admin acount I was able to run the .cmd with no errors.

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hello i need screenshots of this utility's boot menu and its sub-menus.
i googled but couldn't find complete screen-shots. thanks in advance.
 

A:insideh20 bios utility v3.5

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I am trying to update the BIOS on my GA-MA78GM-S2H motherboard. Going to the Gigabyte site, i downloaded the recommended @BIOS update utility. Since the internet does not have the necessary BIOS for my MB, I downloaded the identified BIOS and then tried to use the utility. I then got this error "Can not load ROM image from BIN file. Maybe BIN file size not match."

Not sure what to do now. Can anyone assist?

Here is the page for the @BIOS system.
 

A:Can't get @BIOS utility to work

First of all, why do you want to update the bios?
Next, your board uses Q-Flash; this is much more reliable than the windows based bios flash. I always recommend using qflash to flash the bios of a gigabyte board [when a bios update is required]
 

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I downloaded the latest BIOS (Version:F.64 Rev.A ) update and ran the utility on windows 10. The machine's power was interrupted during startup . Ever since I have a blank screen with the capslock light flashing and the fan running heavily. The HP recovery partitions have all been wiped since it is a new install of windows. None of this would be a huge ordeal except that the hp recovery utility as described at this website http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 does not load so I cannot create a USB device. Furthermore after redownloading the BIOS update and attempting to run the .exe directly it says the ROM.CAB is missing or corrupt. 1) Where is there a good version of the BIOS I need? I would be fine with an old version as long as the computer boots. 2) If BIOS is shot does this motherboard allow me to replace the BIOS chip? Thank you for your help in advance.

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Hi I am currently testing the BCU configuration tool to configure the BIOS. In the file I have these settings BIOSConfig 1.0;;TPM Specification Version 1.2TPM Device Hidden *AvailableTPM State Disable *EnableClear TPM *No On next bootTPM Activation Policy F1 to Boot Allow user to reject *No prompts The issue is that I get a error code 1 and 13 when I apply the settings with the TPM State not recognised as an example.Despite this the setting changes in the BIOS does any one know why. I am running in a Task Sequence. I know I can put overides for the error codes but would prefer not to see these errors at all.

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When running BiosConfigUtility on my HP Elite desktop, I keep receiving the following error message.   <ERROR msg=?System Not Supported. Unable to connect to HP WMI namespace:Root\HP? ? />  <ERROR msg=?BCU return value? real=?  The message shows in red. Does anyone know what this message means?  Thanks

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Hi everyone,

Is there such a utility that will back up current bios so I can restore at a later time if needed?

I don't need to flash the bios just back it up.

Thank you,
 

A:Bios Backup Utility

Some motherboards have the ability to backup their own bios, others do not... You can usually create a backup of the bios on a floppy using a Bios flash utility

http://www.sideroad.com/Computer/how-to-update-BIOS.html

Or

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/freeware/bios/backup

Google is a wonderful search tool
 

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I am working on a Toshiba Satellite with Insyde H2O bios. It says to use F2 for setup and F12 for boot manager.

I've tried all the function keys, as well as esc and del and they only get me to Windows Boot Manager. (This includes F2.)

The machine has Vista that stops loading when it gets to the network drivers. Could a corrupt BIOS be the cause? If I download a new BIOS can I install it from the command prompt?

If the BIOS is still OK are there other ways to get into setup?

(Meanwhile F2 works just fine on my Dell Lattitude)
 

A:Can't get into BIOS setup utility

Try using a USB keyboard...

"Could a corrupt BIOS be the cause?"

I don't think you would get that far in the boot process if the bios were corrupt
 

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Not used laptop for a bit and when switched on it starts to boot then goes straight to bios setup screen -- normally accessed by f8 or delete. F10 works but press ok and the pc reboots back to screen. Can only alter date on setup screen. ESC doesn't work. only F10 and F2 produce a result but screens cannot be used.Sony vaio VGNA 195EP Win xp pro sp3. 1.5gb ram on two chips one inside 512mb and one underneath 1gb Help please
 

A:bios utility screen

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i updated my bios and the fan is now very loud on it for some reason , im not sure why here's my belarc advisor list if anyone can help me get the fan back to normal that would be very helpful!

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Packard Bell NEC SPIRIT 550
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.93 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Packard Bell NEC
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/15/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
80.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
63.95 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

COMBO IDE5232CO [CD-ROM drive]
SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device

Apple iPod USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.02 GB) -- drive 0, rev 8.01, SMART Status: Healthy 480 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 80.02 GB 63.95 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
ashley 12/4/2005 4:57:52 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never
Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Controllers Display
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller None detected
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VAX... Read more

A:BIOS HELP!!!!!! fan very loud after updating bios

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hiiam new to this so forgive me if i have posted in the wrong placei own an hp 250 g4 recently i updated my bios and after successful update i tried to enter bios and its asking for admin password but i never has set any admin passwordit says system disabled  [ |  87228416] i can normally boot into my os but cant enter the bios plz help me 

A:asking for bios password after updating bios

When prompted for password try 38180438

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http://forums.techguy.org/t322182.html

I need help: please check that thread for more info.

Whenever i boot up my comp it says "BIOS not installed", then it quickly searches for ide devices, then it boots up normally although slower than usual. Please this is suprisingly annoying for me and any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Bios troubles

Please do not start another thread for the same problem. Post back to the one you have linked in your post.
 

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Hey-
I have a problem with my computer. One day I plugged in a game controller and the add new hardware wizard came up. I went through the motions and I must have done something I'm not aware of. The video changed to 16 bit color and I looked in Device Manager in "My Computer" and there was an exclamation point on the BIOS. I looked at properties and it said that this component was not working properly. It said that it was detecting two (2) ACPI.SYS bus types. My guess is that when I was looking for the best drivers to load for the controller I either loaded an old driver or the wrong driver.

Is the BIOS fragged? Do I need to try and reload the correct drivers. Is my video card fragged? Or can I uninstall drivers for the video card and reinstall in order to reset my video back to whatever it was on ( maybe 256k color).

Oh, and it also wiped out my ability to connect to the internet. The error code I get is 666 (I know strange huh?)

If anyone knows what I'm talking about and can help I would greatly appreciate it!!

Thanks,

Somewhat clueless
 

A:BIOS troubles

Okay
Something happened big time.

Firstly the following link will explain your error code

Microsoft KB

Next, you have caused the system to no longer recognise some of your hardware.

Do you have the driver disks for your Video Card, sound card and modem. If yes the continue. If no, try and get them from the web or Computer store. Then continue.

Try this, In Control Panel, goto system/device manager.
Delete your game controller and unplug it from your system.

Restart your machine.

Does the affected items (not including Game Controller) work?

If not check your modem, Is it marked as a fail?
If so delete it .
Got to DISPLAY.
change the driver to standard VGA Controller.

Restart.

Reload drivers as requested by the system.

Is the game controller USB or Sound Card connected?
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1021 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon X300/X550/X1050 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 73029 MB, Free - 55072 MB; D: Total - 3272 MB, Free - 1473 MB; J: Total - 157026 MB, Free - 73113 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D915GUX, AAC85199-202, BTUX50508065
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Question: I have installed a 1 TB Western Digital Green series Internal SATA HD -- Win 7 recognized it, allowed me to partition the drive and everything seemed fine. I shut down the system and did a cold reboot only to find that the computer would no longer Boot. I checked the BIOS setup and the system "saw" the drive, but would not boot. Disconnecting the drive altogether allows boot-up and all other aspects of the hardware and software are working properly...I am typing this on the very computer in question. The odd thing was that for ~2 boot-ups, the drive worked but now, it seems that the BIOS is either intermittently working or not working at all with this drive connected.

Any ideas or info is appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:BIOS Troubles

Does the drive have the SATA mode jumper intact? Have you tried removing it or changing its position?

Also, have you checked the connection to the drive and the mobo (the drive cable)?

You could try resetting CMOS to see if that helps at all...

I experienced a similar issue and eventually learned that the power supply was faulty, and not supplying power sufficiently
to all components, when the (2nd) drive was attached.
 

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HELLO again my wonderful problem solvers. I got a new mobo as you know with a auxillary Celeron 336 775 cpu while i wait for my c2d to arrive.

I have AMI BIOS 3101 which is the LATEST for my mobo but the bios says:

unknown CPU Detected please update bios to unleash full power.

But as you know i have the latest version.

I even tried using the bios update utilities but the latest is 3101.


what to do?

see my specs for the specs.

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Please i need help, ive posted everything here but havent received much help: http://forums.techguy.org/t322182.html

Hopefully you guys can help me

A:Bios troubles

you don't update the bios by putting into your system folder read your manual on how to recover the bios
if you don't know how to update the bios use the asus auto update it will do it all for you with a few mouse clicks
when you set the bios to default,you then have to optimise it,to know what it was set at before if you don't know the settings off by heart it pays to write them down or go through your manual and tick them,so you have something to refer back to
put a bios password in to keep your sister out,but use something you will not forget and lock yourself out
and you will not get much better than acacandy helping you

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Hi there!I have a HP Elitebook 8470p and i replaced the motherboard.1. With BCU I managed to change the P/N, S/N... but i have a problem with changing the UUID it show with red letters "changestatus=fail".  I want to put in bios my old UUID.2. what is this value "MS Digital Marker" ? Thanks

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Hello! I installed HP BCU because i want to do stuff with my computer. You know... Anyways, every time i start it, it stays open for like half a second then closes. I recorded it, and at the end it shows the message: "<Warning> msg="BCU return value" real="17" translated="17" />" That is what it says right before it closes. Please help me. Thank you for your time, and have a great day!

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This happened suddenly. Whenever I boot / start my windows xp system I am getting the following message:
“Reboot and select proper Boot device Or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key”
The system does not recognize the existence of my c drive. When I press "Del" key on boot-up it bring the BIOS set-up Utility. Where Primary IDE Master : (Not detected)
Type: Not installed
Device: Not detected
When I go to Boot up order: and change in this order, Harddrive, CD Rom and A Drive and then press F10 to save and exit.
Even after that the BIOS - Main: Primary IDE Master is showing as not detected

When I insert the Start-up floppy disk, it brings up A:>
but when I change C:\ - it does not go to c drive and shows as " invalid drive specification"
System shows ONLY "A" drive.

Assuming that my SATA - ATA hard drive would have damaged, I replaced it with a new WD ATA drive.
Even after replacing the new hard-drive, still I am getting the same error message, “Reboot and select proper Boot device Or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key”

Please let me know what I should do to bring back my C drive into BIOS set-up utility

Thanks
 

A:C drive missing in BIOS set-up utility

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I have a need to get to my mainboard bios setup to make possible changes for an issue that I have, I have tried every function key, esc, del, etc during restart to no avail. Have not found any resolutions on the internet to help. Please help I really do need to get to the BIOS UTILITY SETUP.thanksart1944

A:HP ENVY BIOS UTILITY SETUP

Unless you passworded the setup menu or BIOS the following should work. Press the power button and then immediately begin tapping the F10 key. That invokes the BIOS on all HP notebooks and desktop PCs.

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I support an environment with a range of HP desktops from G1 & 8300 and earlier 8000, 7900 & 7800 models. I am looking to use the config utility to set a BIOS password. Having downloaded v4.0.18.1 I have managed to setup what I want on the G1 and 8300 models which works fine, but the same command fails to run on the 8000 and 7800 models (not tested on 7900).On the 8000 the command  fails and log file suggests it doesn't like the encrypted pwd file.On the same device I have tried v2.60.13 of the utility, but this didn't appear to do anything - didn't change, report or delete pwd. All devices have Win7 32 bit, and updates will ultimately be deployed via SCCM 2012 Can anyone advise what version of the utility will/should work with the 8000 and earlier model desktops? Thanks

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I am working with the Bios Config Utility and when I perform a GetConfig, the config.txt file shows a different UUID than what is showing in the BIOS System Information Screen. Is that normal?

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I have been send the SMC.BIN file by HP Support its not working. Tried the instructions. Please help - thanks you.

A:BIOS password reset utility SMC.BIN

@MAHIT Is it booting from the flash drive???

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I have linux installed on my HP laptop and I want to update the bios. According to all the docs I have read I should be able to run the bios update utility from a different windows 10 computer and create a bios update USB drive. I went to my laptops support page: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-spectre-13-4000-x360-convertible-pc/7527520/mode... I downloaded the BIOS update from here: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp77501-78000/sp77784.exe Ran it on a different windows 10 laptop to create the USB, but when I run the installer nothing happens. This process is detailed in this doc which says at some point I should be asked whether I want to create a USB: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629

A:BIOS update utility is not working

I also have this problem I dont know how to get program to open.

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I've seen this before when updating BIOS, just have not posted the question. I just updated my P70BIOS to N1DET98W - 2.24 When running the utility there is a question with 2 choices:- Update Thinkpad BIOSor- Update Model Number I chose update BIOS, all is good updated successfully. Do I need to run utility again and select update model?What is the difference between the two? Thanks

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Hello SF members.

Note : I dont know where to put this topic. If you know better , move it.

I already asked some questions here, some members helped me a lot but I need help again.

In one topic I asked how to Overclock. I learned it , and know more about it.
But now my problems is my BIOS. I dont know how to use it. That isnt classic....
I dont have to edit time or HDD slave, not to do anything harder !

My BIOS is same as http://images.anandtech.com/doci/4499/ASUS%20BIOS%201%20-%20EZ%20Main.png

My motherboard is ASUS P8H61-M LX2 and it have latest ASUS BIOS (EFI BIOS Utility- EZ mode , I attached one link here to see).

My questions are :
1. Can I back normal BIOS like one old ?
2. How to use that ? Is there any tutorial for this ?

That is all for now.
Thanks in advance.
Trinty.

A:How to use ASUS EFI Bios Utility - EZ Mode ?

Did you read your MB manual. It has a section on the Bios that explains all the options. If you click on the Advanced Mode it will look a lot like the old bios with lots of options.

Jim

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