Okay so I'm having some problems with a computer my mom brought from her uncles. I'm not gonna give the whole story but he gave this computer to my mom and she doesn't want it.
First, I want to say that this computer has the Windows 8 beta on it as its only OS. It's very clunky and full of bugs and whatnot and I want it off so I'm putting windows 7 on it and erasing everything on it. This shouldn't be a problem for these forums since everything I"m having problems with has nothing to do with the OS. Besides installing.
Now, basically this computers main parts are better than my own (it's not that great anyway) It's motherboard is x65 bit, it had 2 gb 800 mhz ram (my computer had the same amount but only 667mhz) it's processor is 3.00 GHz (mine is 2.3 GHz)
So basically it's a better computer for the main parts. I've not looked at the PSU but I'm sure it's better aswell. The only thing that isn't better is the graphics card. It's a 7 series while mine is a 9.
So, basically I want to put the best of my computer to this better one. Mine feels newer (since I keep it dusted so it sounds really smooth, while this one sounds a bit old. But either way I want to install windows on it. The only problem is that the BIOS is inoperable. When loading into the BIOS the keyboard no longer seems to work. Its light go off. But every once in a while on trying, I can get it into the boot menu so I can move it to put from CD rom. But at this point, no matter what, it won't let me scroll through the options.
So naturally I went to google and came with some results that it could be the BIAS needing an update OR taking the CMOS battery out and allowing it to load default values. I tried the latter first, overnight actually. This brought it to default settings, but no luck. It didn't help the keyboard.
Now, I'm on the "update BIAS" part. But I can't even seem to find the right update for this motherboard. I tried installing CPU-z but this Windows 8 needs framework to run the software since it's not made for W8. So I just look around on the MB myself and find the Model Number.
It's D33C98. I googled it and mostly game up with Gigabyte results but I can't find BIOS updates for this model anywhere. I see manuels but I can't find much of anything for this MB. It's really driving me crazy trying to figure this out.
I thought about just putting the HD in my current computer and loading windows 7 on to it and putting back in the other one so I could just use my computers BIOS, but I've heard this isn't the best thing to do.
Any help is much appreciated.
I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.
I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.
You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)
tl;dr: Want to change BIOS boot order. Keyboard doesn't work ONLY in BIOS. Tried removing CMOS batter overnight. NO change. Can't find BIOS update for motherboard model number "D33C98"Read other 9 answers
ok its more for a friend atm whos restricte dto a cell for skype.
she's tried everything (going back to F7 from F7afor her motherboard) loading drivers at install reformatting the SSD , secure erase etc.
whats going on even after it will see the drive partition etc fdisk it and have you not. installer makes some changes and after that Pfft Nada. and its also not seeing her Sata HDD's. she's tried everything i have no clue what sgoing on (and trying to help her in what i could find has come across like an insult which kinda sad (she's a great friend and i mean no harm )
i've never Owned an SSD so im dead clueless whats going on
what i know (i belive) her board is an Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 (or UD3) on Bios F7 revisioin and this was working just fine before this. i know im lacking information but any insight what could be the matter would be helpfull as even Sata Mechanical Drives are also "invisible" on AHCI mode. :/
If your friend has this Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 and can't see the SSD hard drive during the installation .
Take a look at the link below
SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup
AMD SATA AHCI Driver (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup to read from floppy) below
so if i wanted to upgrade my pc bios menu and it has it for windows 7 and windows 8 my computer was windows 7 that's what it came with but then i upgraded to windows 10 with the free thing that you got
Bios upgrades can be risky I would advice against it, if you do it wrong say good bye to the motherboard. If you must do it make sure you get the latest and correct version for your motherboard.Read other 1 answers
This is an old HP PC I have recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7 and I have to say it has never run better
I have an ASUSTek A7N8X-LA motherboard with ver. 3.05 BIOS and an AMD Athlon 2600+ processor
I want to upgrade to the latest BIOS that supports SSE2 instructions (for game playing purposes), however, I have run into a snag that the most recent BIOS ver 3.21 is still only XP compatible. Neither ASUS or HP are willing to provide any free support.
This is somewhat frustrating as the BIOS in situ appears to be the original 2003 version. I could have easily updated this to the latest version before I upgraded the OS to Windows 7, but now it is to late.
Q. Dare I use the XP BIOS and what steps can I take to protect against permanent disaster if things go wrong?
Can anyone advise me please?
<<...but now it is to late.>>
There is no direct upgrade path from XP to Win 7...so installing Win 7 had to leave the XP install intact, if you used the upgrade version of Win 7.
If it's an HP system, you should have recovery/restore disks that would allow reversion to XP. At that time, the BIOS update could be done...but if that update only supports XP...I don't see what is gained...unless you just run XP.
Sounds to me like a new motherboard/CPU/RAM combo is needed here, not an updated O/S. It's hard to bring computer technology from over 8 years ago...into 2011 performance/capabilities, IMO.
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...
Go to Solution.
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.
Bonjour, I am having a BSoD whenever I try to update the BIOS on my Asus Eee PC 1015PX. I am currently running BIOS version 1301, but version 1401 was released. Naturally, I wanted to update my BIOS. However, whenever I use their utility, it flashes the BIOS .ROM file up until about 35%, and then my computer completely and utterly crashes. It gives me a BSoD with a DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I do have a Windows 7 CD and could dual-boot and update the BIOS thru Windows 7, but I was just wondering if any of the users here could help me.
I already had trhis BSOD, but in other circunstances
i have a toshiba l300 satellite pro that wont start up in xp home
it starts and then bluescreens quickly
i backed up and started reinstalling xp...when it gets to starting windows in the blue
setup screen it stop errors with code 00000007b
i looked up the error code and microsoft had a few different solutions pertaining to this code
but there was one about xp setup
and they recommended upgrading the bios
i checked the bios on the laptop and it was 1.7
and the latest i downloaded was 2.7 or something like that
but its a windows file
how am i ment to upgrade a bios if i cant boot into windows?
any info please
L300-xxxx? please post the complete model number.
Hallo,After upgrading the Bios via Windows (HP dv7 6101sd) there is only a black screen and flashing Caps Lock.I have tried to create recovering USB device (according to the instructions http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 ).Unfortunately when started the Bios updating file (http://support.hp.com/nl-nl/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv7-6100-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie... ) there is no possibility to chose another location (step 5 according to the instructions).Can you give me another solution of the problem?Thank you in advance,IdjeralRead other answers
my bios is outdated.
I wanted to update it. so I went on the manufacturer's website for my model
but it says: "This BIOS update should be installed before upgrading to Microsoft? Windows Vista? operating system.", which is making me worried to do the bios update as I already have upgraded to vista. (the laptop was shipped with xp on it)
I asked a computer techie and he said its nonsense and I should update it the normal way by flash memory at the boot time.
Also, what happens if I screw the bios setting at boot time.
do I have to install windows again or can my windows be restored ?
If your computer works, why would you want to update the BIOS?
If you screw up the bios at boot time then it depends on your motheroboard. (How much did your cost)
Please, I need urgent help.
On my brand new ASUS laptop, the automatic ASUS update downloaded and installed the latest BIOS version for Windows. During the process the pop-up windows appeared saying something like "Don't forget to load the default BIOS setting after reboot..."
After reboot, all I got was black screen with a blanking line like in DOS program.
I rebooted again, used ESC, entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..
I saved and exited BIOS and still WIndows won't load up.
Please, what should I do ???
entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..
Did you use the option?
Hi, I'm trying to update my BIOS driver due to an error message saying "Thread stuck in device driver". I have windows 10. When I go to the acer site to download and update the driver, the only available drivers are for windows 8. Can I download this windows 8 driver without harming my computer? Should I revert back to windows 8? Any other solutions for the error message? Update:My computer: Acer Aspire V5-122P-0600 Manufacture year: 2013 Came installed with Windows 8 Thanks!
BIOS update is different from normal Driver update, updating a wrong BIOS may brick your computer, could you please provide information about your system so that someone will be able to advice you, you need to tell us the model of your laptop.Read other 1 answers
I updated my BIOS through windows using MSI's Live Update 6 software and it has been stuck on this screen for about 30 minutes...
Is this normal? I'm scared to reboot it because I'm concerned about getting stuck in a possible boot loop.
If you reboot, and the BIOS is in fact corrupt, you won't get stuck in a boot loop.
You will get stuck with no-POST, much worse than a boot loop.
What is the model of your motherboard? I can find its internal technicians manual and find out if there is a disaster recovery method. Sometimes they're very easy to perform.
Don't reboot that computer until I find out first, just in case the chip was erased but not flashed, or returns a bad checksum.
Dell has released a new bios version A06 for my laptop M101z (Inspiron 1120). The Windows version is 2.7MB whlle the DOS version is 1.7 MB.
The flashing procedure is the same for both. Click on the .exe file, extract it to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R300552, In the START>RUN text box type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R300552 and press ENTER.
What is the difference between the Windows version and the DOS version as the install/flash procedure is the same?
Which one should I use for flashing the bios?
Windows based .exe's have a higher rate of causing a bad flash, mostly due to some sanfu while the OS is running.
That's why the Dos version is generally considered a safer way to flash. Less potential conflicts.
Win based ones are fine when they work, but as mentioned above, there is simply a higher level of risk.
I recently updated my BIOS using this package: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-... Now when I enter the BIOS, then Boot Options, it allows me to Enable/Disable Legacy Boot (which I assume means UEFI/older BIOS?). Since I am running Win 10 64-bit, I would prefer to use UEFI. However, when I disable Legacy Boot, then reboot, it says boot device not found. Only reverting to Legacy Boot allows me to boot. How do I configure Windows 10 to boot with UEFI? My Older BIOS was F.0A, new one is F.2E. This BIOS also fixes the battery indicator, so I would perfer to stay in it.Read other answers
I was running windows 7 home premium perfectly for the last around 7 to 8 months. the other day I updated system bios and thereafter got the message to reactivate windwos. I used my product key but turned out to be invalid. I am in trouble kindly help help
For an OEM system, deactivation after a bios update would point to a modded bios being used earlier. However, you have not filed up your system specs. Please run this tool, click Continue, click Copy, then paste the results here or paste into notepad and upload the text file.
I was updating bios and it got stuck now I cannot get the windows or bios but can't get to system recovery but saying cannot refresh or restore anything or repairRead other answers
I recently updated my winXP pro ver. 2002 Service Pack 2with 80 updates, since then my sata hd and dvd writer have disappeared from windows and bios.Has anyone encountered this problem and found a solution? I am running a Mach speed MSNV-939 with AMD Athelon 64 x 2. Dual core 3800.
Everything was running great before the updates.
does the drive in question contain any data? usually, if the drive doesn't appear in BIOS, it probably doesn't in windows XP, but have you checked if windows detects the card in Disk Management console? i would recommend installing new storage drivers for your motherboard. the updates could have made the existing drivers corrupt or uninstalled them. do you have any exclamations in Device Manager?
AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?
how do you do this?
thanks a lot
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.
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?
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.
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.
ps. i just found this
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
if that is any help.
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.
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
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.Read other answers
last time i tried to update it kinda blew up on me, now i have a clean fresh install and want to begin updating windows.. what is the best way to go about this?
activate windows first?
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I changed my motherboard and cpu from AMD to Skylake 6700 so I did a format of my HDD and did a clean install of Win 7 ultimate 64 bit
I have no running antivirus
I have validated my windows key online
Now when i am trying to check the updates in Win 7 it keeps checking endlessly. The shutdown button shows updates pending which will be done when it shuts down, but although i have restarted several times, nothing happens and it just shows up again.
Only 2 updates have been installed till now.
My configuration is
Intel I7 6700
ASUS H170M motherboard
Adta 2 X 8gb DDR4 2133 Mhz
1 TB WD HDD
Thanks for helping
This is a clean install of Win 7 Pro x64 OEM version. The OS is activated. Windows Update doesn't seem to be connecting. It just checks with no indication of detecting updates to download and install.
Is there something else that needs to be done to get this install to update?
see this long post:
Currently got windows 7 installed, got the drivers for my wifi adapter put in but the windows updates wont start. When I go to the control panel and manually check for updates it just spins non stop. I can surf the internet so thats not a problem. I have also changed my dns to the google to see if that helps
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I'm usung windows 10 and not able to install USB ASP driversRead other answers
I just recently did a clean install of windows 7 from the Windows 7 OEM DVD on a New 1TB WD HDD on a Samsung Laptop, And when Installing Windows updates i Would get a BSOD, So i copy the minidump and took a look at it on another PC and WinDbg is Pointing to (Wininit.exe) This led me to belive that it was one of the windows updates that was causing this BSOD!! keep in mind that this were the first batch of updates after a clean install of windows 7 SP1. I Check the bios and it was set to AHCI. So what i did Next was i ended up Installing windows on a 320GB HDD And i was able to get pass the first batch of windows updates with out any BSOD and now im installing the second batch of updates with out any BSOD, So it appears that the conflict was the 1TB HDD and Windows 7, So my Plan now is to IMG the Pc and moved that iMG to my clients 1TB HDD and hopefully we don't get any BSOD Anymore, Has anybody has had this issue before here are the system info from the Samsung Laptop.
Windows 7 HP 64bit
Intel i5 2.30GHz
I would like to get to the bottom of this issue so any input would be very helpful thanks
Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by later when able to further help.
So after running a fresh install of 7 because I was fed up with 10, I am having even more problems.
Brand new install, literally the only thing I have done was install the drivers, try to run Windows Update, try to update a driver, and then followed the steps in this thread:
Both Windows and Driver updates just hang up on searching. They search, nonstop, and I don't get any results. I also had an issue with .NET Framework 4 not installing, but I think that was because I didn't have SP3? (That was a previous fresh Win 7 install)...
So I need help. I am pretty proficient with computers, but I am at a loss of what to do. Google has been no help.
What version and bit number of Windows 7 did you do a clean install of, and did it include Service Pack 1(SP1)?
Is your computer a factory-brand one or a custom/home-made one?
By the way, Windows 7 has never had a SP2 or SP3 upgrade, so I don't know why you're referring to SP3.
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
When prompted for password try 38180438Read other 2 answers
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
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)
Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account None detected
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller None detected
Bus Adapters Multimedia
VAX... Read more
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I bought a Yamaha CDRW and my system won't recognize it. It was suggested that I upgrade my BIOS to fix this problem. I have an Asus P2B Motherboard and when I downloaded the update, all I got was a Fax Viewer Document, not what I expected. Do I really need to update the BIOS? I am using Win 98 SE.
I have checked all the IDE cables and all configurations.......do I have a paperweight?
Any help would be great!
Depends on how old your bios are. If it's the last chance
Anyway here is link to your motherboard page
You can just click on the link for the bios and get the upgrade, whichever you want, with or without hardware monitoring.
Have you tried the burner in another machine just ot see if the burner is good.
Different power connector
Different master slave settings on ide's
I hope this is the right area to post my topic in but I have a problem
I Need help with updating my BIOS but don't know where to go, or what to do.
I don't want firmware from ESupport because they charge $40.00 an upgrade and I can't afford to upgrade my BIOS, and keep upgrading
I use a Soyo computer
This is what my BIOS agent said:
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
VIA 82C3112 rev 0
You go to the Soyo website and download the BIOS for your exact model of motherboard (looks like a SY-K7VEM Pro). Soyo also provides instructions how to actually flash the BIOS.
Do you really have to upate your BIOS? One false step and your motherboard may become a useless slab with colorful bits on it.
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.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
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.
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.
when im done building my pc and installing the os, do i need to download all the updates for the bios that were released? or just the most recent one. because im confused that if i download the most recent update, it wont fix all the bugs that the updates before it fix
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How risky is bios updating. asus sabertooth x58
ocir, your motherboard site shows that the latest bios is:
Sabertooth X58 1304 BIOS
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.
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:
Video Controller ROM
Keyboard Controller ROM
Revision: C.7 06/14/1991
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.
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.
My board is Asus M2A-VM HDMI. Latest version bios is avilable ie. HDMI1401. Kindly help me to update. I dont have a floppy drive. I want to do through CD. What r the steps to update
Hello kunjikaly and welcome to Techspot.
While BIOS flashing can be done with CD ROMs on some newer motherboards, this is not recommended. This is because BIOS updating works at the core level of computing functions.Click to expand...
Taken from here by Tedster.
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?
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.Read other 6 answers
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.
My OS is Win7 ultimate 32-bit.
I have an Asus P5LD2-X/1333 motherboard. I used to have a Intel Pentium Dual-Core 1.80ghz. Today I installed a Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2.50ghz E5200. It's running just fine, without any software updates. However when starting the PC I get the following message:
Unknown CPU detected. Update BIOS to unleash it's full power.
Fress F1 to continue.
As I said, Windows runs just fine. But I feel like I should update the BIOS (or should I really?).
After 2 hours of failed attempts to update it, I find myself here. The update file i got from the Asus site is a .rom, so I can't run it with Windows.
So what have I done?
First I created a bootable flash drive with the .rom file on it using windows's tools (cmd > diskpart) as fat32. When trying to boot it (after I changed the boot order) I get a message saying "Remove any storage or media". When I use the BIOS's EZ Flash I get the following loop:
I tried the same, this time with ntfs - same results.
Then I did the same, this time making the flash drive bootable with Rufus. The results are mostly the same, but this time when I boot it, I get a flashing "_" at the bottom left of the screen. It stayed there for 6 minutes and I eventually lost patience. Should I have waited more?
Final note: I had been using a 2gb and a 4gb flash drive. Just now I've read that I have to use a f... Read more
Bear in mind that if you screw up a BIOS update, it's very easy to turn your pc into a doorstop.Read other 2 answers
So lately i have been thinking of updating my BIOS now first of all how do you know when its time to upgrade and how does one go about doing this process. I have the Asus P8H61 MLE/CSM. Any insight or help is appreciated
Unless there is a specific problem you're trying to fix, and you know for certain that the BIOS upgrade will fix that, do NOT do a BIOS update. This is nothing like apps version updates or driver updates. If something goes wrong during the BIOS update, your machine is turned into an electric brick.
My advice to folks is to NOT do any BIOS updates unless you are sure of the following:
1) You have a way to store off the current working BIOS code to a media that can be used to restore it
2) You have a way to restore that saved BIOS code if the update goes badly.
That said, ASUS board I have used in the past had something known as EZ-flash (or something like that) that involved you booting with a special key combination that then launched a BIOS update utility. You could then stick in a diskette or a USB stick and save off the current BIOS. IF that utility still exists with your motherboard, it will be explained in the manual that came with it.