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Can't boot after BIOS Update 10 [64]

Q: Can't boot after BIOS Update 10 [64]

Hello everyone, Few hours ago, I just got an "important" message from "System Update", that an important installation must be done.I've checked it- BIOS Update 10 [64]. I had a feeling that something will be wrong, but I finally installed it. After the restart, I was not able to boot..It asked what source do I want to choose: HDD, PXE IPv4 or PXE IPv6.If I choosed HDD, nothing was happening and the system tried immediately to start it over IPv4 or IPv6 (without success of course). -> and after start it over again with selecting source.. After many tries, I was finally able to start it, by going into BIOS and choosing Legacy BIOS mode, instead of UEFI.And now, on UEFI is still not working. HDD is not recognized. On Legacy everything works fine. I checked some posts on the Internet and I understood that on Legacy the old version of BIOS is running.I also saw that I can't get back to another version of BIOS: error 182 - bios image is equal or older than rom! Can someone guide me what needs to be done to get my old BIOS back on UEFI also? Or how to fix the problem with this wonderful BIOS update?Also, some explanation about this update would be nice. An update should be something good, better. Not in this case. I meantion that I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 700-15ISK, running on Windows 10. Have a nice day!Calin Dragan

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Computer will not boot into or past BIOS since BIOS update to FWKT86A  on 5/30/2018, unless dongel from Microsoft wireless key board and mouse is removed prior to start up. With the dongle removed maching boot normally and works with the Microsoft keyboard and mouse when plugged in. Is there a fix for this or do I need to roll back my BIOS? 

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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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Hi I updated my Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p tiny 3237-A1G to the BIOS version 9SKT59A.I use an OCZ SSD with GRUB2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot (GPT/UEFI) without any problem.After the BIOS update there was SecureBoot enabled and I couldn't obviously boot GRUB2.Then I disabled SecureBoot and changed the Boot order, but when I try to include the SSD with x it disappears in the list of the excluded boot devices but don't appear in the included devices. Now I am only able to boot via USB stick where a grub2 is also installed. I am pretty sure this is a BIOS bug!Anyone else can confirm that or solved such a probem? Cheersmijenix













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A:M92p Tiny - no Disk boot after update BIOS to 9SKT59A (dual boot Linux/Win7) GPT/EFI

Hello, I also have same problem on Lenovo M92p 3212-BL3 with BIOS version 9SKT39A. I use an OCZ SDD Vertex 2 with Windows 7 x64 only. The SSD disappears from the list on included and excluded boot SATA devices. The SATA ports still appears but with empty device.  It seems BIOS issue, hope Lenovo will fix this issue ASAP. 

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Hello, I have 3 M82 desktops that will show the Lenovo Splash page at POST but after that they go to a black screen. I can get into the BIOS now using F1. I cannot boot to CD/HDD or USB. I have tried the below items but no go. All of this happened after i updated the BIOS to the 9SKT9AAUS version using the TVSU software. All 3 worked fine before and after the BIOS update, until I restarted after some Windows updates! Cleared CMOSChanged ram outChanged HDD's outTried changing the BIOs to the maintenance jumper and tried an older version of BIO?s - won't boot to cd/dvdLoaded BIOS defaultsTurned off Quick Boot in BIO's Am sure im missing something but, any help would be greatly appreciated!! 

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Hi, I've got strange problem. It happened to me once in January, probably after one of KB processor x64 updates, but disappeared after another update (probably), and now again showed.

When I try to boot my computer (Asus N61jv , Win 7 64 bit Home Premium, intel core I3-350m) there is only black screen, the fan starts to speed up and CAPS LOCK diode starts to light. And nothing else. Even BIOS doesn't load. I have to reboot it about 10 times till it finally boots. Should I wait for another update for x64 processors and if it is solved shut down the win 7 updates or what??

Pls help me, cause now i'm working on my computer without shutting it off cause of fear that i could not boot it again... I sent in January computer to service but they said to me that hardware is all OK and they don't see any problem, the computer boots at their HDD (i sent computer to service without HDD).

A:Win 7 after update can't boot even BIOS.

Hello and welcome to the Seven Forums!

The BIOS is before Windows Loads. Windows Updates and Drivers are entirely for Windows, and won't affect your BIOS. Therefore, because you say that this is before your BIOS, this has got nothing to do with (at all) Windows or Windows Updates.

The only thing I can think of is a hardware fault with your computer.

I deal with Windows Update issues, and not hardware, so I really have no clue. Please hang tight for a little while, while I get one of the hardware gurus to help you.

Thanks!

Richard

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Hello everyone, Few hours ago, I just got an "important" message from "System Update", that an important installation must be done.I've checked it- BIOS Update 10 [64]. I had a feeling that something will be wrong, but I finally installed it. After the restart, I was not able to boot..It asked what source do I want to choose: HDD, PXE IPv4 or PXE IPv6.If I choosed HDD, nothing was happening and the system tried immediately to start it over IPv4 or IPv6 (without success of course). -> and after start it over again with selecting source.. After many tries, I was finally able to start it, by going into BIOS and choosing Legacy BIOS mode, instead of UEFI.And now, on UEFI is still not working. HDD is not recognized. On Legacy everything works fine. I checked some posts on the Internet and I understood that on Legacy the old version of BIOS is running.I also saw that I can't get back to another version of BIOS: error 182 - bios image is equal or older than rom! Can someone guide me what needs to be done to get my old BIOS back on UEFI also? Or how to fix the problem with this wonderful BIOS update?Also, some explanation about this update would be nice. An update should be something good, better. Not in this case. I meantion that I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 700-15ISK, running on Windows 10. Have a nice day!Calin Dragan

A:Can't boot after BIOS Update 10 [64]

@DCalin93 wrote:on UEFI is still not working. HDD is not recognized. On Legacy everything works fine.This indicates that your laptop was previously booting in legacy mode; you were not using UEFI mode.  If you now want to switch to booting in UEFI mode, you could try this procedure: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/mbr-to-gpt I have not used this procedure myself, so I cannot confirm that it actually works.  If it does not work, you will need to re-install Windows in order to switch to booting in UEFI mode. -- from CyberSimian in the UK 

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Hi, I recently bought a Inspiron 5000 series laptop and because the touchpad control was simply awful I did a check for updates and updated. The update included a BIOS update so I plugged in the laptop and ran the update. When It rebooted it failed. All I see is a boot failure:Realtek PCIe family controller error. Media Test failure UNDI. No boot device found.I couldn't do a safe boot but when I tried to bypass the legacy boot and boot UEFI it will boot.I'm pretty unhappy that a BIOS update (version 1.1.9 was the old version and 1.2.2 was the new) caused this. The laptop is only 4 weeks old so I want to get this resolved.Anything I should do?

A:Boot not possible after BIOS update

Same problem here. My laptop is about 4 months old, never had problems. Dell forced the update to BIOS 1.2.2 -- and BOOM. No boot device found.  I got in by pressing f12 and getting into the boot menu and booting to the UEFI partition (or something like that).  Now I'm backing everything up, and will be attempting to roll back my BIOS to something older.  

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I made the mistake of installing a BIOS update for my Gigabyte P67A-UD3-B3 motherboard. Their @BIOS utility said version F3 was available so I installed it. Now I can't boot at all. Just an endless goto repair but it can't find the fault. I was able to get to a System Restore area but no matter what I previous boot I tried it still fails. I check BIOS to see if it updated to F3 & it did.

I guess I need to restore F2, maybe? But how? Or is there another option?

A:BIOS update, now can't boot!

If you can get into the bios try checking that the boot order has not changed and that your boot partition is selected.

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Welcome!Do not boot after updating the BIOS. Once the issue of long signal 8, and nothing happens. There is a solution to this problem?

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I have an IBM Thinkpad 600 that needs a BIOS update. I made the mistake of starting an XP install before checking the BIOS and the system stalled after reformating the hard drive as NTFS. I'm stuck..the system won't boot and it won't continue with the install. Unfortunately I do not have a floppy drive for the Thinkpad so my only hope for flashing the bios is to do it from a CD. My problem is I can't get into the BIOS setup to set the boot order to CD first...I've tried all the standard F-keys. I believe I have a bootable CD as I downloaded the BIOS update information, expanded it onto a diskette and then burned the resulting files to a CD. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Boot from CD for BIOS Update

does your Thinkpad have the little blue "Access IBM" on it? If so press that when you power on. If you haven't made any changes to the computer such as replacing the hard drive without having the hidden partition reinstalled, then you should be able to restore the computer to factory fresh specs. If you dont hqve this option then I am stuck as to where to get you some help aside from going to IBM.
 

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My HP Envy 15 - j028TX did a bios update and when I turned the power on later would not boot. I can hear the fan, power button works but nothing comes on the screen at all. No beeps are heard, the caps lock button flashes twice and the f12 button stays on. I've done a hard reset, any suggestions.

A:Won't boot after bios update

Blink code indicated BIOS corruption. Try Roll back of BIOS:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833You have to try this many times, the timing of holding the keys together is very important 1-3 seconds.If that doesn't work I'd probably affected your hardware, you may have to contact HP.thanks,

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

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I was updating the BIOS from a boot floppy on an HP Pavilion 523n and it froze at 95 percent complete. I was forced to reboot after leaving the PC for a few hours thinking it might eventually finish. After rebooting I now receive a few strange beeps and nothing boots up - not the boot floppy, XP OS CD, or hard drive.

If the PC is fried, I would like to know if I have to replace the entire mother board or just a component.

Thanks
 

A:Crash during BIOS update - PC won't boot.

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I am having a problem with a Sony Vaio PCG-K15 laptop. When I try to turn it on it doesn’t boot. I can feel it “humming” but the screen is black. The screen is on, it’s just black. I reboot numerous times but no luck. The odd thing is that if I let it sit in this state “warming up” for about 20 minutes or so, I can reboot it and it comes up like normal.

After it is up and running (windows xp) it will do fine for a while and then sometimes it will lock up or flash a blue screen too quickly to read before rebooting again on its own. Sometimes it doesn’t do any of that after booting though. In the system information I get the message “Cannot access the Windows Management Instrumentation software. Windows Management files may be moved or missing.” When I close out of System information I get an Internet Explorer script error (line:60, Char:3, Error: Object required, Code:0, URL: hcp://system/sysinfo/msinfo.htm). My system restore is not working even thought it is enabled. The Direct X diagnostic says N/A for System manufacturer, System Model and BIOS.

If I power down and leave it off for more that 20 minutes or so, it will not come back up without letting it “warm up” again. I am thinking I have a BIOS problem, but the “warm up” symptom makes me think hardware issue. The reason I suspect BIOS is because this all started after a BIOS update – not immediately, but the following day.

The BIOS update didn’t go very well. The Phoenix updater instructed me to connec... Read more

A:Won't Boot until warmed up after Bios update

You could of had a bad flash. Maybe try flashing it again?

If you right click my computer and select manage, you get a list of options.

You should see event viewer there. Look through the system log, you will find the BSOD error there. It will me listed as system error.

You may be able to get some more info from that.
 

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Hi all, I updated the BIOS on my ThinkPad T440p to Version 2.35. Now, when I power on my laptop, it freezes on the ThinkPad logo at startup and won't boot. I use M.2 SSD (ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128GB) as my primary boot device. Everything worked well before BIOS update. At the first seconds after ThinkPad logo is shown, I can hit Enter and call temporary boot device dialog (otherwise laptop freezes.). Then, when I select ADATA SSD, it boots normally.  There is no rollback to earlier BIOS version possible, so can anyone give me any advice or can Lenovo fix this bug? Thanks, Jan



T440p: Core i7-4700MQ, 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD + 256GB M.2 SSD, FullHD IPS, 9-Cell, Windows 7 ProL440: Core i5-4300M, 16GB RAM,500GB HDD + 128GB M.2 SSD, Windows 7 ProX230: Core i5-3380M, 16GB RAM, 500GB HDD + 120GB mSATA SSD, 9-Cell, Windows 7 ProE220s: Core i7-2617M, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Windows 7 pro

A:T440p can't boot after BIOS update

Hi gyb,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Can you please check whether the HDD is detected in BIOS, to check the same as soon as you switch on the system keep taping F1 and you will see the BIOS page, and in the BIOS page under the boot menu you will find an HDD option and check whether the HDD is detected? Also, try to boot from safe mode.
 
Please let me know about the above requested details at the earliest to assist you further.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Regards,
Naveen.v
 
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Hi Guys,

I recently updated my BIOS with MSI Live 5. When it downloads the .exe file for the bios update I just installed that exe file. After that It asks me for the system restart. When I restart my PC, my PC freeze at Window 7 startup logo. I try to install new window but it freeze on the same point as well. I try to install Windows 8.1 and 8 , but it freeze at the startup logos.

My Motherboard is P55-GD65

I can access Bios,, And I can access safe mode as well.

Please suggest me what should I do.

Thanks
 

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Well in the old days we had the boot disk that we'd insert if we wanted to boot up to DOS. But I've gone stupid on how to do that in Windows 7.

I have a bios update that I want to install. Here are the instructions that I received but step 4 reads "Boot the system to DOS by using the bootable device." I'm not sure how to do that. It instructs you to put it on a USB key, but when I boot to the key I get the message "No operating system found." So there must be a step to make the device bootable?

Any insight? Here are the full instructions that I got when I downloaded the updated bios.

Thanks, Greg

Installation
NOTE: You must provide a DOS bootable media, such as a USB key. This executable file does not create the DOS system files.
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file.
2. Update the name of the file to DOS recognizable format (8.3). If you do not update the filename to 8.3 format, the filename will be truncated to 8.3 format.
3. Copy the file to the bootable device.
4. Boot the system to DOS by using the bootable device.
5. Run the executable under DOS. Follow the instructions provided by the flash utility.

A:How do you boot to DOS to install Bios Update?

Try this:

MS-DOS Bootable Flash Drive - Create

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I have a custom built desktop and an asrock 970M Pro3 mobo. I have windows 10 and I noticed that today my computer was being really slow. I would open google chrome and when I would look something up it took at least 1 minute to load anything. I have an program called rainmeter and a few other addons for it that told me my cpu was at 100%. Long story short my cpu was running at 100% constantly even when (besides for windows programs) I only had skype open. I looked online and saw people were having the same problem. They said to update the bios and the original creator of the thread would always say something along the lines of "Thanks it worked my pc is back to normal!" So I downloaded an update for my motherboard bios and then after I started it my screen went black. Ive tried restarting the pc and dont know what to do. Please help!
 

A:PC Wont Boot After BIOS Update

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OK-
I need to update the BIOS on an Asus a7V mobo. I have the BIOS, I have Aflash. I intend for this to be an XP Pro machine. Do I have to format my boot disk thru XP?
Also, does any one have any pointers for this seemingly daunting task? The Asus manual is amazingly vague in this regard.
 

A:XP boot disk, BIOS update

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Hi all,The laptop I'm having issues with is ProBook 430 G2Last night I reinstalled my operating system on my laptop and when installing drivers for my new windows 10, I downloaded the bios update and installed it. After the update finished  the laptop restarted to apply the update for the bios but it didn't boot up since. When I press the power button the lights turn on for 2-3 seconds and then it just shuts down again and the screen is black the whole time.  I tried Removing the battery and the power supply, and holding the power button for a minute, it didn't do anything. I also tried holding the Windows + B and power button that doesn't seem to do anything either, but the capslock LED turns on and stays on until I try to turn the machine on again, not sure why. It seems like the bios update did something to the machine but I'm not sure what and how to fix it. Any help would come in handy, thanks a lot!

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Hi there
I have a hp pavilion a6400f desktop with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit on it. Recently I downloaded bios update from hp site that was for windows vista 32 bit and ran it on this pc in windows 7. It went well then asked for reboot and after that windows startup screen appears saying "Starting Windows" then pc restartd autonatically and goes into system restore state of windows. I tried resetting bios default settings and cleared cmos used startup repair and used system restore to restore my windows to a previous state but nothibg works and the problem still shows up the same way.
 

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Hi. Today I updated the BIOS (from here: https://goo.gl/XvRnGP). Everything worked fine and nothing except the Lenovo logo seemed to have changed. However, since then I'm no longer able to boot my linux partition. Previously, I had a dual boot and I could both run windows 10 and linux. I would always set GRUB booter in the first position of the boot priority order, but grup doesn't appear now. Also, I would press F12 and the UEFI BOOT MANAGER showed differents options, windows and linux between them. But again, pressing F12 does nothing now. I don't know how this happened. It seems like the linux partition has disappeared. Any suggestions are very welcome. Thanks in advance!

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Hello,

i suppose since the BIOS Update yesterday, after pushing the Start Button of the Notebook,
it shuts himself down after 4 seconds with a Black Screen.

so far, maybe randomly, when i push any button on the keyboard, its booting up with windows 8.1 normally.

Qosimo X70-A-12N
PSPLTE
Bios Version 1.50

All drivers updatet from Toshiba

Windows 8.1 is installed on the Toshiba SSD 256GB.

I didnt found a new firmware/Driver for the SSD.

Thank you very much!!!
Chris

A:Qosimo X70-A-12N - No Boot up since BIOS Update?

Hello there,

nobody any idea what that could be?

i dont know, but it seems when iam pressing any button on the keyboard while start up
windows is loading!?

thank you chris

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I bought a larger hard-drive for my Dell Inspiron 5100 computer, but apparently the new computer wouldn't recognize the new hard-drive. Even though the new hard-drive is 100MG, the computer said it was 27.9MG. I thought the problem might be the BIOS so I went to the Dell site and downloaded the recommended BIOS (A22). I rebooted the laptop and had he new BIOS on a floppy drive which was installed via the A-prompt. After the new BIOS installed, I got a message that the computer would reboot, but it didn't. I tried restarting the computer but nothing happens. No picture on the screen and nothing else. I believe the BIOS that I downloaded and installed was the wrong one. Does anyone have an idea as to what I should do now? Thanks in advance.
 

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I updated my bios today from my mobo manufacturer and ever since the system restarted it has failed to boot vista. Every time the system tries to start up it gets me to the error screen asking me to boot in safe mode, normal mode, etc.. Whichever option I choose it just does a looop where it seems to automatically restart and gets back to that same screen.

I can get into the BIOS where everything seems normal as far as I know. All the options are still changeable and they seem to be correct and what they were before. It views my CPU, RAM, HDDs, CD Drive and it reads the voltages and temps so I assume they are all working.

I have also tried to boot from my Vista disk but it seems to stop loading on the screen with the blue vista background, usually a window pops up here asking me to choose the language but it is not doing so.

I've also tried the Vista recovery disk and it does the same thing. Please if you know let me know what I can do next as I am clueless and going crazy for ever trying to update the bios for no reason.

If it matters, I'm running on:
ASRock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2 mobo (Intel 945P chipset)
E6600 Cpu
4gb ram (1gbx4)
2 western digital hard drives
 

A:Bios Update Vista Won't Boot

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I was updating my motherboard bios when the power flickered and the computer was restarted, I turned it on only to see nothing on the screen and the lights on the mouse and keyboard not lighting up, the computer is completly unresponsive. I even made a boot disk with bios on it and it didnt work, any suggestions other than sending it back, (since I just got it replaced, the last one they sent me was DOA.)

thanks ahead of time

Mobo: Asus L1N64-SLI WS
 

A:Boot Falure after bios update.

Send it back.
 

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I have an HP Pavilion 11-n010dx x360 that would not boot if plugged in after a normal shut down.  If it was not plugged into power, it would boot just fine.   After troubleshooting on these forums, the next suggested thing to do was flash the bios.  So...I downloaded the bios and went through the normal on-screen prompts and flashed/updated the bios.   Now, it will not start at all.  When I turn the power on, it never even gets to the pre-boot and bios.  I found where there is an emergency bios recovery by powering off the notebook.  Then press the "Windows" and "B" keys at the same time and then turn hit the power button for three seconds.  Well...No love.  Another post said for newer notebooks, to use the "Windows" and "V" key instead...Still no love. Are there specific buttons to do the bios recovery?  Or, another method for HP Pavilion 11-n010dx x360 notebooks? Any and all help is greatly appreciated

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Okay guys, first post. Long story short, my friend has a really old PC that he's gotten off of his parents.

It has an ASUS M2N-E motherboard with an old single core AMD Athlon 64 (I cannot remember which model specifically).

Last week, I provided him with a couple of old HDDs and 8GB worth PC-5300 DDR2 667 MHz RAM. We also installed Windows 8.1 64-bit, and other than the CPU being a single core and a bit slow, things were proceeding relatively smoothly.

He has an NVIDIA Geforce 8500 on the board, and he's ordered a PNY-made Geforce GTX 650 that's on it's way at present.

He's wanting to upgrade the CPU to the AMD PHENOM X4 9950, so we've been periodically meeting over the past couple of weeks to perform surgery on this old machine.

At any rate, we found that to update the CPU, we needed to update his BIOS from the one that was installed, which was at revision 0502. The needed BIOS revision for the CPU was 1504, but would also work with revision 1701.

After jumping through several hoops to update the BIOS, we updated it to 1701. However, since then the machine will not boot into Windows 8.1. He gets an instant BSOD. I did not see the error code, so I cannot say what it was. He told me that he's attempted to do a repair install to no avail. The repair attempt results in a constant loop of the machine rebooting and BSODing.

I'm wondering if this is UEFI-related, but am not sure. I realize that we're dealing in ancient hardware, and that the best course of action would be... Read more

A:ASUSM2N-E Won't boot Win 8.1 after BIOS update

Welcome! Try setting BIOS to defaults. Also try changing between IDE and AHCI for the hard drive.

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Hello everyone, Here is what I am trying to do. I have an HP (9720) configurable pc and would like to dual boot it with XP. I am going to install a second hard drive and install XP on it. What I would like to know is that HP has three bios updates. one says This BIOS update provides the minimum BIOS requirements to run Windows(r) XP on your HP Pavilion computer. If I install this update will I also be able to dual boot Me. Thanks for any help.
 

A:bios update for dual boot

Sure, the BIOS update is mostly an update to the Advanced Power Management so the PC can power down automatically when you Shutdown XP. The update should have nothing to do with dual booting.
 

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HP 4740s. after updating the BIOS to version F62 09/29/2016, the computer can not boot Windows 10, 8, and XP, as well as new distros linux. but windows7 (Home_premium_x64_rus) and  fedora and old very linux distros works (but only in the legacy boot mode (mbr). before i updating the BIOS ubuntu 16.10 and windows 10 insider (x64 + GPT + Uefi) worked fine.when I try to flash any version of BIOS in uefi system, displays the message "unable to open signature file"keys "Win" + "b" didn't work((( how can resolve my problem?

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Last night I made the enormous mistake of updating the BIOS on my Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe MB in the hopes of getting eSATA to work with a new external drive. It was running fine with BIOS v. 0903, then I updated to (I believe) v. 1503. Now I'm getting the following when I start my machine:

BOOT FAILURE--INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I am able to access the BIOS settings by pressing DEL at start-up, and I tried reflashing the old bios using ASUS EZ Flash (I had made a backup to a USB flash disk). It reads the old BIOS file and says “BIOS downgrade not appropriate for system” or something like that.

Now I’ve read on the forums here that you can’t reflash an earlier BIOS using EZ Flash, so I’m going to try again tonight using a floppy boot disk I made today at work, along with a different flash utility.

My questions are as follows:

* Can I fix this problem without having to reflash back to the old BIOS? Is there something I’m missing in terms of the new BIOS settings that will allow Windows to boot from my hard drive? Do I have to reinstall the drive?

* If I succeed in reflashing v. 0903, and it doesn’t solve the problem, what are my options?

* Is repairing the Windows installation an option? I tried booting from the original XP CD, but it didn’t give me a repair option—it goes straight into options for installing XP. (Unfortunately, I never made an Automatic System Recovery Disk.)

* My HD has about 4 partitions--if I have to re-install Windows, can I do... Read more

A:Boot failure due to BIOS update!!

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i have a lenovo g40-30 80fy, After i updated the bios during troubleshooting for a usb issue i am having the laptop shwitches on with a black screen after a few attempts (very random ammounts) of switching of and on it will boot up and i can atleast get into the bios but no hdd detected and if i try to boot from a windows disk or winpe or even linux live cd it starts to load but after it loads the necesery files i get a funky white screen with lines and then it goes nowhere. I have been looking for ways to reflash the bios without the os but i am getting nowhere o and there was no power outages and the batery was fully charged and i watched it go through the entire update process. when it was done it just gave a black screen and was like that for like 10 min when i desided to turn of and on.

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I cantt get rid of some viruses.I prepared a booting stick with Avira to clean the system 'from the outside'.I can't make the pc boot from the stick, even if I properly set the BIOS booting order.I saw a more recent BIOS is available. I've tryed to update. Everything ok, but at reboot it says the update was not successful.The error log file (ME_IPD.txt) says Intel (R) Firmware Update Utility Version: 2.0.0.2077
Copyright (C) 2007 - 2015, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Cannot locate hardware platform identification
This program cannot be run on the current platformThe bios update packaged was given by the support, after automatic (and correct) identification of the machine and OS.So what's wrong with the 'current platfrom' Thanks to whoever will help Paolo

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Hi, yesterday I let Lenovo Companion (I think that's what it was called) perform a system update in Windows 10. At one point I saw it updated the BIOS and then went to reboot itself. Now it won't boot up. I press the power the button, the keyboard backlight flashes, and it then remains "on" for 65 seconds, then turns itself off. The screen remains blank during this whole time and pressing keys doesn't appear to do anything. I've tried doing all the stuff with removing the internal and external batteries, pressing the emergency reset button, trying booting only on battery, trying booting only on AC power, holding the power button for 30 seconds with everything disconnected, removing the RAM, removing the SSD, etc, etc. It just seems stuck in this state. Any ideas? Thanks.

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The laptop was working fine before the recent BIOS update. Now, after the update it permanently hangs right after I turn on the device(specifically when the dots go around in circular fashion). I've to long press power button and reboot and then it works fine. But it hangs everytime I boot the system for the first time.I reinstalled windows but the problem persists, Lenovo service centre guys told me to do that after they ran the hardware diagnostics software and concluded that the hardware was not the problem.Is there a method to flash the older version of BIOS? And can anyone provide the file?? 

A:z50-70 boot hang after BIOS update

Hi blujacket  , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Performing BIOS changes may pose danger of bricking the system .
Likewise BIOS is a firmware and is considered part of the hardware technically.
 
As such proper guidelines should be followed and better yet call in tech support for the instructions and BIOS version to try. You can just inform them that this issue happened after a BIOS update that even reinstalling Windows would have the same issue. 
 
Most important here is that in case things would go wrong , they can send it for immediate repair . 
 
Update us how it goes. 
 
 
Regards
 

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I have been having some problesm with a HP280G1 machine rebooting on  it own. SO I updated tghe boies on the machine.  When the sytem did it reboot it never boots up correctly sat all.I cannot get nto the BIOS by hitting the excape key or the F10 key.  All i get is a blank screen. Is ther any way I can recover this system? -Mike Bartfield

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Hello, I tryed to update the BIOS on the machine, it seamed to have worked fine I followed all the instructions and It said the insallatiin was succesful, after a rebot I got the following message:EFI Network 0 for ipv4 (...) boot failedThan this one:EFI Network 0 for ipv6 (...) boit failed Default boot device missing or boot failedInsert recovary media and hit any keyI dont have a recovary mediaThen it displayes the boot manager window with onley the abuve network options. Origenally the machine came with windos 8.1 witch had some problems with wireless networks and other things, it was more hastle then its worth so I downgraded to windos 7 ultimate wich worked well so far. Today I decided to update the laptop, downloaded all the drivers from lenovos support site and started with the BIOS update which got me here. Any ideas how to solve this? Ps. I'm unable to access the BIOS menue, I've tryied these combanations:F1, F2, shift+F2, F8, F11, F12, insert and delete.Non of them worked.  

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(reposted from the software forum)

Last night I made the enormous mistake of updating the BIOS on my Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe MB in the hopes of getting eSATA to work with a new external drive. It was running fine with BIOS v. 0903, then I updated to (I believe) v. 1503. Now I'm getting the following when I start my machine:

BOOT FAILURE--INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER

I am able to access the BIOS settings by pressing DEL at start-up, and I tried reflashing the old bios using ASUS EZ Flash (I had made a backup to a USB flash disk). It reads the old BIOS file and says “BIOS downgrade not appropriate for system” or something like that.

Now I’ve read on the forums here that you can’t reflash an earlier BIOS using EZ Flash, so I’m going to try again tonight using a floppy boot disk I made today at work, along with a different flash utility.

My questions are as follows:

* Can I fix this problem without having to reflash back to the old BIOS? Is there something I’m missing in terms of the new BIOS settings that will allow Windows to boot from my hard drive? Do I have to reinstall the drive?

* If I succeed in reflashing v. 0903, and it doesn’t solve the problem, what are my options?

* Is repairing the Windows installation an option? I tried booting from the original XP CD, but it didn’t give me a repair option—it goes straight into options for installing XP. (Unfortunately, I never made an Automatic System Recovery Disk.)

* My HD has about 4 partitions--if I ... Read more

A:Boot failure due to BIOS update

I think it all depends on if you are able to get back into the BIOS or restore the old one so you can see and change the default settings where appropriate.

If you can't get back into the BIOS anymore the chip either needs to be replaced or reflashed professionally or you need a new mobo.

Once you get your BIOS issues straightened about, then you can work on the hard drive (probably won't be any issue after BIOS boot order is restored).

In the meantime, if you don't have data backups, take the drive out and attach to another system and make backups.
 

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So I updated my BIOS. I have an HP 150t and the motherboard died so I bought another one online and it was working fine but I decided to update the BIOS going into HPs website which mightve been a mistake. Now onto the problem: When I update everything was fine except it took about 20 seconds for the monitor to light up and after it did it took a really long time from the POST screen to boot into Windows. But after it did it worked like a charm. Now it still does the same except that it wont boot into Windows anymore and Startup repair has not been able to fix it. Thanks a lot for the help

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After just fixing a laptop from my neightbour, all of a sudden my own pc isn't working at all.

There was a big(?) Windows 7 update and I clicked on rebooting. The pc never booted. The screen was staying black, led monitor was orange, nothing. No startup beebs, nothing.
Fans are working though, MB led is green.

I manually restarted the pc several times but I can't even access Bios. NumLock key on the keyboard isn't responding either! I guess a corrupted BIOS?

My system:
Asus P7H55-M/USB3
iCore 3 1156 530
6GB DDR Memory
Crucial SSD M500 240GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Geforce EN210

Any help is appreciated!
 

A:After Windows 7 update, no boot, can't access Bios

Can you clear the bios by pulling the button battery and then try booting? Some motherboards have dual-bios and you can restore a back up bios if you are lucky
 

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Hello,

I updated my bios and now both my operating systems are unable to boot. I get missing ntldr on boot up. I am able to boot up using a paragon boot disk to get into windows 7
it looks like my windows xp drive was c it is now d: and my windows 7 drive was d: it is now c: I am able to run my programs in windows 7 when I boot up with the paragon boot disk would like to get these operating systems booting on there own again I have tried
1. bootrec /RebuildBcd
2. bootrec /FixMbr
3.bootrec /Fixboot

still I get missing ntldr pulling my hair out trying to figure this out.

Thanks
J.T.

A:windows 7 and xp unable to boot after bios update

Hi JT -Is this on 2 systems or a Dual Boot system ??Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:•Flush DNS•Report IE Proxy Settings•Reset IE Proxy Settings•Report FF Proxy Settings•Reset FF Proxy Settings•List content of Hosts•List IP configuration•List last 10 Event Viewer log•List Installed Programs•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.•List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Thank You -

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Hi everyone,

The problem I have is really strange. I updated my BIOS from my computer manufacturer's homepage. After doing so, I had to reboot my pc. However, once my pc rebooted, a similar message as the following appeared: Press F8 to select boot device. If I would not press F8 my pc would not start up at all. Yet, when I pressed F8 it gave me a list of boot devices to select from. I selected the HDD drive, which in the end worked out perfectly, since i could restart my computer without any problems.

So you guys might wonder now why I am posting this here, if there is not a problem. Well, every time I start up my pc it asks me to press F8 and start up my pc from the specific boot device. I have managed to make my pc reboot automatically, without having to press F8 every single time.

However, how can I remove the F8 screen from showing up?

Before I run the BIOS update it never said press F8 to select boot device.
Is there any way to remove this screen or skip it? It is really annoying and delaying my computer start up.
Thank you very much in advance!
regards,
Trock

A:BIOS update changed boot device! HELP

Most likely the boot drive is not on the default controller, you'll need to set the boot drive in the bios save and exit.

What brand and model PC?

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