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Updating BIOS for Windows 7 install

Q: Updating BIOS for Windows 7 install

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.

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Preferred Solution: Updating BIOS for Windows 7 install

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A: Updating BIOS for Windows 7 install

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"

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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. :/

A:Oddity after updating Bios. Cannot install 7 to SSD

Hi Cael

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

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...eries_win7.exe

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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?

A:Updating BIOS on Windows 7 PC

<<...but now it is to late.>>

Why?

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.

Louis

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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 

A:updating bios windows 10 help

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.

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Hi, i want to update my BIOS(ver.5.13) to Latest version. am using windows 10 32 bit. the BIOS update is not available on HP site but the BIOS update for my motherboard MS- 7525 Boston  is available Here. So is it safe to update my bios on windows 10? and how to update it? please help....

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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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hi guys,

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
 

A:Solved: updating bios without windows

L300-xxxx? please post the complete model number.

thanks
 

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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?

A:Which bios version - Windows or DOS - to use for updating?

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.

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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.
Any suggestions?
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 ?

A:Updating Bios only possible BEFORE installing windows???!!!?

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)

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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 ???

A:After updating BIOS, Windows 7 won't start up !?

Quote:
entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..


Did you use the option?

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Hi,

I just received a DELL Optiplex 9010 with WIN 7 installed. I was a bit rushed and thought updating the Bios would be a good idea and didn't realise I was installing v A01, so a downgrade..

Now I can not start windows, when the PC starts it begins to boot but soon after the loading windows icons start there is a blue screen (stating to check the hard drives for errors..) and the machine goes to the Windows Error Recovery screen. I've tried to use the Launch Startup Repair tool but it doesn't seem to find anything wrong..

Not sure what to do from this point? Is there a way I can install the correct version of the bios for this machine?

Thank,
Scott
 

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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.

A:Windows 8 BSoD when updating BIOS

DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION



I already had trhis BSOD, but in other circunstances

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I have had an ongoing problem with losing internet connectivity on this computer - IT IS NOT THE INTERNET SERVICE - IT IS THIS COMPUTER.
Asked for help in forum in Nov. 2016.  Was advised first of all to update BIOS.  Well, things were ok for a while but now problem is back and worse than before.  So I tried to update BIOS but cannot find out how to do it.  Person (RaviBC) wrote to go to link  in Dell, enter service code and then select OS.  I went to link, entered code but there was no place to select OS.  Have gone on-line to many sites to see how to do it - came up with the answer that my bios was Legacy and not UEFI so I could not update my bios - Know this sounds confusing (it sure is to me) - bottom line, can I update bios on Inspiron 620 running Windows 10

A:updating bios for inspiron 620 windows 10

Hi Danapoint,
Please go to support.dell.com type the service tag click on drivers and downloads select find it myself no need to change OS select BIOS file download and run the same.
If any issue share the service tag of the system we will help you with the direct link.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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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!

A:Updating BIOS Driver with Windows 10

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.

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

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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,Idjeral 

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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.
Any ideas?

A:MSI Mobo BIOS Updating Through Windows...

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.

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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.

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Hello all
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

A:Cannot reactivate windows after updating system bios

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.

go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

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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 repair

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Hi there.I'm trying to update the BIOS on my HP Spectre x360 - 13-ac004na. I'm not running Windows and it's proving a bit tricky. On a Windows machine I've downloaded the BIOS update from the HP support site for my machine, and I've used this tool to create a USB flash drive. This all seems to have gone correclty and I have the update files in /Hewlett-Packard/BIOS/New on the drive as expected.However, I'm not able to boot from this drive. I attempt to do so by pressing ESC during startup, then boot device options (F9), and select my flash drive from the list but I get a message which says: "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. Press any key to restart." I've tried two different flash drives, just to be sure. So I've tried following a different route, using the instructions here on how to update the BIOS when Windows doesn't start: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-spectre-13-ac000-x360-convertible-pc/14039877/model/15304466... The info here says to press F2 to enter the "Hardware Diagnostics UEFI Menu". I do this, but I only have 4 options here; "Memory Test", "Hard Drive Check", "Language" and "Exit". There is no "Firmware Management" or "BIOS Management" which the instructions say there should be. I've also tried holding down Windows + B and pressing the power button with the flash drive in which so... Read more

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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.
 

A:Updating XP Pro and loss of SATA drives in BIOS and Windows

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?
 

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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 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
 
Please advise
 
Thanks for helping

A:Windows 7 not updating after clean install

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/mats/windows_update/en
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058

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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

A:Windows not updating after fresh install

like brand new install. The only thing I have downloaded are my chipset drivers,mobo drivers, graphics drivers.

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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?

A:best way to go about updating windows 7 from a clean install

Clean Install Windows 7

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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?

Regards

A:Clean Install - Windows Not Updating

see this long post:
Update issues

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I'm usung windows 10 and not able to install USB ASP drivers

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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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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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Hello,
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.

Samsung Laptop
Model RC512
Windows 7 HP 64bit
Intel i5 2.30GHz
Ram 4GB

I would like to get to the bottom of this issue so any input would be very helpful thanks

A:BSOD On a clean install of Windows 7 will Updating the OS

Hello Mickey,

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.

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A:BSOD on fresh install when updating windows 7

Was corrupted HDD

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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:

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-upgrade-just-keeps-searching-for-upgrades.1167434/

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.
 

A:Fresh Install Win 7 - Windows & Driver Updating Hung up

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.

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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)
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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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Hey, my laptop has been giving me some pain recently with BSODs when exiting Source games. I've also been experiencing performance drops in these games and in others which were all fine some time ago. Steam support suggesting updating my video and audio drivers (which I did) but they also said I should update my BIOS.

I have never updated my BIOS before and want to ask what and where should I get an update for my laptop, how to apply it and things I should be careful about. Also, would this void my warranty?

The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5742ZG
OS Windows 7 Ultimate x86
CPU Intel Pentium P6100
Motherboard Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series
Memory 3 GB DDR3
Graphics Card(s) NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M

LE: Also, while we're on the subject, do you have any good reads on BIOS updating and when it should be done? It's unexplored territory for me

A:Need help updating BIOS

Hey, first thing you need to do is type msinfo32 in the Start button search/run box. In the window that opens, look up the field Bios version/date and tell us what exactly you see there. This tells you the version number and date of the currently installed bios. By knowing this it can be determined whether an update is actually applicable.

Bios updating used to be a dangerous business in the earlier days but with better and more user friendly tools its quite OK, as long as you take certain precautions. However, do remember that no matter you do everything right, theres a very small chance that your mobo can get bricked, so the responsibility is all yours.

Not trying to frighten you, just need to be careful and be prepared.

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I recently put in a new motherboard, a new cpu, and new ram. the computer POST is fine but when it gets to the load windows screen, it just reboots. there is no error, just flashes to a blue screen, then restarts the computer and when it restarts it comes to the screen asking me to choose between restarting in last known good configuration, or in 3 different safe mode options. all of them just repete the process. i tried reinstalling the windows from the boot cd and it reinstalled it fine with no errors, but when it restarts the computer it still wont get passed the load screen. Someone sugested that maybe i have to update my BIOS becase of the new motherboard and new cpu. can someone please explain why that might be, what the symtems are of needing a BIOS update, and why it would help me? im just looking for some clarification before i run such a risky procedure. thank you, kevin
 

A:Updating BIOS

Did you reinstall windows after fitting that lot? If not, thats your problem.
 

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

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

A:Updating Bios

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

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I need to update my Motherboard Bios. I found the site and downloaded the Bios file. I was cautioned by the Motherboard site to first make a copy of my existing Bios. Just how do you do this? How do you get to look at the Old Bios to copy the file name down or even copy it to a floppy?
I'm runnging Win 98 SE on a new ABIT motherboard.
 

A:Bios Updating

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Board: ECS K7S5A 1.0
Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 07.00T 04/02/01

Thats my motherboard spec, i recently aquired a amd athlon 3000+ but my bios only sees it as a 1500 / 2100 + so want to update my bios but am very unsure and wary on doing so, from the official site ive found the utility and update but as my bios version says 1.0 and the update only says 3.0 and above im not sure if itll work, does anyone know what i should do?

Thnak John
 

A:Updating Bios

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

A:Updating bios

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

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if anyone could help me on updating my bios it would be most appriciated. here's any vital information needed and if i left something out, please let me know and i apologize..

manufacturer: American Megatrends
bios rom size: 256k
bios id: 62-1030-009999-00101111-040201-VIA_K7
chipset: VIA 82C3189 rev 0
 

A:Need Help Updating BIOS

http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=120976&posted=1#post120976
 

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

A:Updating bios

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

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Recently discovered my BIOS is from 1999, All i know about it is that is is a Dell AO6 Revised, where can I get an update (preferably for free)?
 

A:BIOS updating-ing

I would check Dell's web site. Only update your BIOS if you have a reason to do so! If everything is working OK leave it alone.
 

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Hello!

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:

Checking floppy...
nothing found!
Checking CD...
nothing found!
etc etc

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

A:Help updating BIOS

Bear in mind that if you screw up a BIOS update, it's very easy to turn your pc into a doorstop.

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