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T400 6475 bios corrupt

Q: T400 6475 bios corrupt

I have a T400 6475 laptop that ive used for quite awhile and i loved it. All of a sudden I boot it up and get the start screen and that's it. No beeps, hdd runs, dvd drive powers up, fan runs. Reseated memory, hdd, even cpu. So I'm assuming a corrupted bios or damaged mb. So, when i do a search here for T400 or 6475 tje search returns nothing. What is the procedure to recover frim a corrupt bios? I'm assuming its ctrl-some key, power on, with usb memory stick installed with simethong on it? Just need the info.

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The machine stops at the ThinkPad screen. I have replaced the RAM but no luck. I have not the removed the CMOS battery. Any clue what my next step should be?













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A:T400 starts ThinkPad screen then stops - 6475

It was a problem with one USB port. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-L-R-and-SL-series/ThinkPad-hangs-on-boot-stuck-at-Thinkpad-scr...

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I was trying to setup dual monitors using my T400 in an advanced dock.  The VGA was displaying fine, but I was not getting any signal through the DVI.Went it to check to see if there were any BIOS settings that may need changed.  Changed the setting from Auto switching (this TP has been running Linux Mint for over 3yrs) and made no other changes. Saved and restarted and now I have no video anywhere.  Nothing displays on the Laptop LCD, VGA, DVI - whether docked, undocked - A/C Power, battery - Hard reset....nothing is working.  No Thinkpad splash, no Setup (BIOS) screens, no OS displayed.  The machine is powering on, but nothing is displayed.If I can't figure it out from help on this forum, I am going to try removing the CMOS battery for a time.  I am hoping I can get this machine back in service.  I have it loaded with 8GB RAM and an SSD drive --not to mention three years + of data and preferences....My backup TP is a T61 with only 4GB RAM.  Please let me know if anyone has any ideas before I tear into the lower case.--I have been working with T series Thinkpads for 8 years and never had this problem come up. Thanks in advance for any help.

A:T400 BIOS display settings

I would first remove the main battery, unplug it and then press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.  If that doesn't work, the CMOS battery can be accessed by removing just the palmrest (four 14mm screws)

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Hi,I have ThinkPad T400, which isnt supported on lenovo sites anymore and have problems with drivers or updates BIOS system, cant find nothing safe. I  have Windows 10 32-bit and works with small problems, but works quite good. But can try update BIOS for better results. Thank you very much.

A:ThinkPad T400 - BIOS update

you should be using the 64-bit version of windows 10 as for a BIOS update, the T400 is ok with the original one, the link is provided for the thread if an update is desired https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/migr-70350  

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I recently changed my BIOS password (aka supervisor password) on my ThinkPad T400 and I did not write it down. I do remember that the character limit for this password was short (maybe 6,7,or 8 characters long). If I knew the (default?) character limit or length I could rule out dozens of other passwords in my memory and gain access to my computer that much sooner. Ive read every manual and users guide for my laptop and there is no other method readily available, no bypass solution so it is imperative that I remember what I set.. Thanks for your time.
 

A:Supervisor(BIOS) password for Lenovo T400...

rillo31957 said:


so it is imperative that I remember what I setClick to expand...

Indeed it is. That's the only solution so there's nothing that we can do as we don't assist with password issues as per the site rules.

As a result I'm closing this thread.
 

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Hello Dears, I have updated my BIOS via Lenovo BIOS updater and everything went successfully and it asked me to restart your computer after updating BIOS and now I do not get any display , I have waited for like 10-15 min to see if i can see anything and i saw it booted and i have updated my drivers for win 7 ultimate and upon restart again i dont have any display and i am waiting 20 more to see if i get anything .  Anyone else face the same problem here after updating BIOS? What should I do guys next, I still have the warranty left? Does updating BIOS remove the warranty?thanks in advance for your advise regardsJan













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A:Thinkpad T400 No display after BIOS update

updating bios did not affect warranty. call for service

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Greetings! I am attempting to run VirtualBox on my Mint 18 XFCE 4gig T400 Thinkpad.I am following the instructions at https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/oldgrub. and upon step 9 to start the VM, I receive a pop-up box stating:VirtualBox - ErrorFailed to open a session for the virtual machine IE11-Win7Details:VT-x is disabled in the BIOS for all CPU modes (VERR_VMX_MSR_ALL_VMX_DISABLED).Result Code:NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)Component:ConsoleWrapInterface:IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed} By user suggestions I checked the BIOS if Intel Virtualiztion is Enabled and it is. Do I need a BIOS update? I checked Lenovo's BIOS archive but they've nothing there for Mint/Linux, only Windows. Any recommedations much appreciated! Jim in NYC

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Hi, I was wondering if someone could explain exactly what the the PCI Bus Power Management and PCI Express Power Management options do in the BIOS.     I couldn't find a chipset diagram and I'm not sure if these options affect the SSD that I have installed. As I understand it any bus power saving features can affect the performance of an SSD. Thanks in advance for any clarification.      

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 Dear Moderator(s) I am having boot up warning with the current Bios that is recently updated in February 2017. This machine dual boots with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04.2.  I am facing error and warning message from the Bios which can only be fixed by Lenovo Inc. Please review the bug and error messages below.  The bug is as follows:[ 0.000000] ACPI BIOS Warning (bug): 32/64X length mismatch in FADT/Pm1aControlBlock: 16/32 (20150930/tbfadt-623)[ 0.000000] ACPI BIOS Warning (bug): Invalid length for FADT/Pm1aControlBlock: 32, using default 16 (20150930/tbfadt-704) The ACPI error is as follows:[ 1.978280] ACPI Error: Field [TBF3] at 294912 exceeds Buffer [NULL] size 262144 (bits) (20150930/dsopcode-236)[ 1.978287] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB.PCI0.VID.GETB] (Node ffff8801570b1960), AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT (20150930/psparse-542)[ 1.978296] ACPI Error: Method parse/execution failed [\_SB.PCI0.VID.ATRM] (Node ffff8801570b1938), AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT (20150930/psparse-542)[ 1.978304] failed to evaluate ATRM got AE_AML_BUFFER_LIMIT I am not certain if it affects the normal shut down. Even though i can use magic sysrq key to shutdown safely, it is a hassle to do so. Thank you for your kind assistance in issuing new update to the Bios for T400.   

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At the beginning, it wasn't much of an issue. I were able to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 like usual and there weren't any problems, except that I couldn't boot from USB, which is an option locked by the BIOS.I attempted to get into the BIOS using all types of passwords, but all were wrong and I were able to get into the BIOS after 3 wrong password attempts but I weren't able to change most of the settings (including the boot from USB option).I tried to find a way to remove the password using software, and according to many recommendations, I installed the CMOSpwd program and tried to remove the password.The laptop rebooted, and there's were my issue is now.After the start-up screen, the next screen shows:  "Error 0271 - check data and time settings", then it goes to the screen where I should enter the password, but this time I can't enter to the read-only BIOS nor the Windows 10 so I got no choice but to get the password from somewhere, which I am unable to do since this is one old laptop.I am not in much of a hurry and any help is appreciated.Thanks.

A:Unable to enter T400 BIOS or Windows due to Error 0271 - check data and time settings

Welcome to the forum.
 
The normal action when you get "Error 0271 - check data and time settings" is to go into BIOS and set the date/time. You will need a valid password to get into BIOS to change these settings.
 
This forum has a policy that discussions about circumventing passwords is prohibited. If you want to pursue this option you will need to do so elsewhere.

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Hi,My Lenovo laptop K2450 wont boot up and always in blackscreen (no boot, no bios, no lenovo logo or anything just blackscreen) when im turn on the power, this happen after im changing some config in BIOS (but tottally forgot what changed). Everything work fine except fan is off after 3 second. Already tried to reset BIOS but nothing happen, then my technician say that my BIOS is corrupt and i need back up for that. Anyone here got BIOS backup for Lenovo K2450? thanks for help.

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My harddrive recently failed and it cannot be recovered. However, now that the harddrive has failed, I can't put any harddrive or ssd in there even if they have working OS' installed. I even tried various OS' with bootable USB's. Freedos is the only OS that seems to run via USB.  I went through the hp support video: "How to update BIOS when windows does not run" but don't have the "Firmware Patching" option is not available as my update utility version is 3.3.7 rather than the 5.something version featured in the video. The exe provided(SP52604.exe) is... well and EXE! I need an iso or bin or something for freedos 1.0 to run it. I have tried using Freedos 1.1 which should run exe's however, I cannot find a bootable image of freedos 1.1 to put on usb.  What else can I do to flash the bios? 

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This laptop has Insyde H2O Rev 3.5 & BIOS F.1B.I started to get HD imminent failure warnings. A Windows 7 repair attempt failed during restore losing all data on my original 640Gb HD.I removed the HD, which required reformatting. It now works perfectly as an external drive, has no errors. However when I put it back into the DV6 I get a SMart 301 error.I have repaced the original HD with a 320Gb (which works fine in my Acer laptop) but the BIOS claims to have no HD fitted.I have check the cables etc. but the problem remains.I have tried to update the BIOS using the HP diagnostics thumb drive tool, but it does not have the right BIOS.I suspect I need to enable legacy support, but that is not a currently available BIOS option.Please help, before I throw this laptop in the skip.Regards,Mal 

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A few months ago I attempted to update the BIOS on my laptop in an attempt to fix some hardware errors, however when I did so I didn't have enough knowledge to know that doing it through windows was a decision I was later going to deeply regret the process crashed half way through leaving me with a corrupt BIOS chip.

The laptop turns on, the lights flash on the keyboard, and thats it, nothing on the screen, the computer turns on only. Is the BIOS chip something that is easily removable in a laptop? if so then the possibility of buying a new one to either repair the old one, or simply replace it, will still be an option....
However, if the BIOS chip is not removable... is there anything I can do to repair my BIOS? I dont get to any kind of boot screen so reflashing from any disk is impossible.

Thanks for any advice
 

A:Corrupt BIOS :(

On a desktop I've heard of a Boot-Block BIOS. his is small area of the BIOS that doesn't get overwritten when you flash a BIOS. The boot-block BIOS only has support for the floppy drive. If you have a PCI video card you won't see anything on the screen because the boot-block BIOS only supports an ISA video card. Once the PC boots using the Boot-Block, the old BIOS image is restored.

You could try out flashing the BIOS from a CD: http://www.bootdisk.com/flash.htm

You may also try taking out the battery and boot only with the power adapter connected. Don't think it will help, but worth a try.

If it doesn't work I suggest you contact the laptop manufacturer for details on what can be done in your case.
 

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Ok so here it goes.

I have an acer aspire T660, I found out the power source was the problem to the boot, and I am trying my best to get it to work, so what i did was locate the voltage on the power supply, and my new acer had the same power supply number, so i swapped them, to find that my acer aspire T660 actually starts up but no bios beep.

So i'm wondering if anyone out there can help me get a bios file onto a un bootable computer without spending any money. that would be really appreciated.

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I got my recent RMA memory back from the Factory. So I install it, try to boot a fresh copy of Vista and now every time I try to go into the BIOS and it keeps telling me that Overclocking failed, and to run Setup to correct failure. I have tried to install new version of my BIOS but apparently every time it finishes I try to look at the BIOS version and it is still the old 1. Ive also tried to clear CMOS but that hasn't helped me either. What can I do to fix this?

Mobo: Asus P5B SE
 

A:My Bios is corrupt

ok I was able to boot the old windows I had instead of vista, this version had all the drivers for my mobo and vid card but I use my computer for about 5 to 10 min then it just completely freezes and doesn't even let me use my switch keys to transfer to my other computer, it just completely freezes and requires me to restart it. No BSOD or anything, could it be the memory again???
 

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Hello; I'm new, as of today. I have Windows XP home edition with Service Pack 3. I have run the info you suggested off Belarc.com for my computer and can provide any other pertinent info...I'm not including it here simply because I have no idea what might be helpful or not. This is the history: my computer was built by a local computer guy about 3 years ago and last fall was attacked by Trojans and then my GMail account was hacked into and taken over by someone supposedly from China. Anyway, that was another story and the computer was given the once-over by the same person who built it and all was supposedly well...for awhile. The trouble started spontaneously one day when I was booting up the computer in the AM..it came to the desktop icons and I clicked on my email, only to find the entire system was frozen solid. I could not access any of my programs. I couldn't even shut it down, so I had to hit the "off" button. When I turned it back on, it did exactly the same thing. I received no error messages of any kind. I should say that I have ESET antivirus installed as well as MalWareBytes antispyware. I have windows firewall. The only way I could access my computer programs was to go into "safe" mode and then schedule a Scan Disk error report and repair to start on next reboot. This seemed to work, however, shortly thereafter it froze again. When I was able to get back on, I did some internet investigation and was told I might need a registr... Read more

A:Corrupt BIOS or something else?

first of all, do not use a registry cleaner while you are having problems. It could actually make thing worse or harder to fix if it is some software issue.

when you say freezing what do you mean? do you have to shut down the computer? Are you able to immediately turn it back on?

Open the case and make sure it is dust free, all fans are running, all cables and cards are securely plugged in. While the case is open, turn it on and see if it freezes. if it still does...

you may want to run a memory test to check your ram.

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

you may also want to go to the harddrives manufacturer, download and run their harddrive diagnostic utility.

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My Laptop won't boot; black screen , Falshing Numbers & Caps lock lights.  I believe I require a BIOS upgrade but the age of the laptop means I can't find any help on the HP Software upgrades.Can anyone help, I want to pass this laptop onto someone with little experience so they can get used to using a computer/laptop.ThanksGolfgirluk

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Ugh, I had a WinPhlash folder sitting around with an old BIOS. There was a bat inside, and while cleaning out my computer I found this crap. I accidentally opened the BAT and closed it as soon as I saw it. It was too late as WinPhlash was already open... it was frozen though. So I terminated the proccess... and then checked with SiSoftware SANDRA to see if my BIOS was OK.. it seemed fine as it displayed the WinPhlashed BIOS.. but I'm a bit paranoid of rebooting.
 

A:BIOS Corrupt

Well your gonna have to find out one way or the other, chances are good that no changes were made to the BIOS and you should be ok.
 

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I bought a new harddrive and needed to update my BIOS for the mobo to support the bigger drive. So, I used the BIOS update utility from the mobo manufacturer's website (Gigabyte) to update the BIOS and sadly, the program hung up at 97%. Now I can't get anything out of my computer because I think I have a corrupt BIOS. How screwed am I? Is there anything I can do?
 

A:corrupt BIOS?

Best bet is to contact the manufacturer about the problem. Generally your screwed unless you get it reprogramed by them or a replacement bios chip

Unless you made a recovery disk during the flash operation, then you could possibly reinstall the original's, but it doesn't sound like you did
 

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Hi guys,
I recently bought a Studio 8100 i7 from eBay, it didn?t come with a hard drive which I thought was no big deal (I know, let the buyer beware). It didn?t take too long to fit a HDD and install Windows.
Unfortunately the computer has been randomly freezing, I completed all the system tests and benchmarks and everything checked out, I also replaced the GPU (GeForce GTX770) and also upgraded to a SeaSonic 620 watt PSU, even after reinstalling Win 10 64 from scratch the system would still randomly freeze.
The Dell system update recommended a BIOS update from A03 to A05, I downloaded the update but it wouldn?t run, I used the compatibility troubleshooter and the update got to 53% and you guessed it... the system frooze.
It now won?t start at all, no error beeps etc. After consulting the Internet I removed th coin cell battery and powered up the PC (I got 5 beeps), I hoped this was good news and replaced the battery and tried again. Unfortunately the system still wouldn?t start, no beeps no nothing.
Do I have any options available, is there a way to reset / restore the BIOS to the factory settings, or is the system beyond help?
Thanks in advance,
George Wood

A:Corrupt BIOS?

Update: found option to clear the CMOS using CMOS1 jumpers, went through process but still no joy.
G

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HP Envy 23 AIO will not post.  System died while doing the latest update for Windows 10.  No beep, no output from display, no USB. System does power on, fan spins, but nothing else.  Ram  passed memory test (tested on another machine).  Doing some research, i found people that have manually flashed the Bios with a Rasberry PI since they had no USB keyboard/mouse.  However, I tried using a 2GB Ram stick and upon turning it on, it does recognize the USB (keyboard numlock lights up) and i get the bios error code 6 long beeps along with the red/organge power light.  Still no output on the video.  I have downloaded the Bios SP70474, but there is no option to create a USB Bootable to flash the bios. I also attempted to utilize the bios reset/recovery procedure, hitting f10 right after start up for 5 seconds, followed by F5 ...etc, etc...and it did not work.  Just to be complete, i already reset the CMOS . Is there a procurede to reflash the bios similar to a laptop.  Will the Windows logo key + B + Power button work?  thanks for taking a look and hopefully point me in the right direction...

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I accidentally turned on my PC with a flash drive in it. Now everytime I turn it on, it opens a black page with the courser flashing in the upper left hand corner of the screen. I then hit: "Ctrl" "Alt" "Delete" and it brings me to a blue screen titled "Select boot device" that gives me 4 options:
ST2000DM001-1ER164
hp DVD-RAM GH40L
ST3500418AS
Seagate Backup+ Desk

Only the first option works when selected and then the computer boots up normally. HELP!! What can I do to fix it?
Thank you,
Nevin
 

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System Details: Model: HP Pavilion dv6 7010tx (India)OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)Purchase Date : May 2012 I accidentally switched off my computer while Windows was updating.The OS does not boot now and I am having a blank screen and two blinks of caps lock button (which I think is a BIOS issue). I tried recovering BIOS using a keypress combination mentioned below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833#AbT1 However, that did not solve the issue. I wanted to recover BIOS using external storage device. However I am not able to find the BIOS driver as my laptop was manufactured before August 2013.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05195282?openCLC=true Can i use the BIOS recovery file of Windows 8? Or is there any other solution to this problem?   Thanks, Suresh. 

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Background: No recovery partitions, no screen output at all. I took my laptop out of the closet after a long while of storage and I wanted to format it and give it to my daughter. It worked for a bit, an hour or so, and then it shut itself off. Trying to start it results in two LED blinks indicating a corrupt BIOS. I looked through the HP help and it didn't seem like a big deal, according to their instructions... but... The BIOS file for this laptop does not allow for any sort of USB recovery option. It extracts to a "winflash.exe" file which extracts further into InsydeFlashx64.exe, the BIOS file and a handful of .sys and .dll files. Trying to run the InsydeFlash file brings up a window wanting me to flash the BIOS but I have no use for a Windows based BIOS flash problem since my laptop will not boot. I tried the WinKey+B combination to get into some sort of BIOS recovery and nothing. I've tried the hard reset with unplugging everything and holding the power button for both 15 seconds and even up to a minute and still the same results. I've replaced the CMOS battery, reseatting the RAM, even did a RAM diagnostics test on a different laptop that went fine.  Any help would be appreciated. I keep reading about how easy it is to just download the BIOS recovery file or use the key combo to get into BIOS upgrade but I'm guessing that my laptop is dated before those options or HP relies way too heavily on the receovery partition one. I have the recover... Read more

A:DV6-2044DX, Corrupt BIOS

Don't put so much stock in the blink Codes. If the laptop does not respond at all to a power on button push that is not a good sign and is tending to indicate that the motherboard is dead. That would explain why none of the BIOS recovery options is working. 

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My Notebook is flashing the caps lock x 2 which appears to indicate corrupt bios.  It will not load windows, error is black screen  "Boot device not found, Please install an operating system on your hard disk.  Hard Disk (3F0). Bios version right now is F.23 (Insyde)  Born on date for the laptop is 23 Feb 2015. Any suggestions? Thanks, Hale

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Hey all
Recently, my BIOS settings havebecome corrupted. Turning on, I get the "default settings loaded" in BIOS, and if i try to proceed I cannot boot, as RAID has been disabled under default settings. If I turn on RAID, then usually I got a MBR corrupted message. This I managed to fix by setting changing the HD settings- for some reason, it tries to boot from my external drive forst. If I set this (ext drive) to low priority (so it boots from the first RAID drive) I can eventually get to boot.
Initially I assumed th ebattery was dead, but I changed for 2 new ones, from different packs, bought new, and I still cannot get a startup that remebers BIOS settings. Now, while it still runs fine, it takes 2, possibly 3 BIOS setting trips to get to this stage.
Any ideas anyone? I am running the P31 BIOS for the mobo, which has been fine to date, so I dont think it is related to the BIOS version.
Latest spec is in the comp icon next to user name
 

A:Corrupt BIOS settings?

If the board manufacturer has a later BIOS update for your board, download it and flash the BIOS. If that doesn't solve your problem you may just have to buy a new BIOS.
 

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Hello all, My Pavilion DV7 (7073ca), running windows 7 professional, recently started acting very odd, and then became un-bootable. I recently installed an SSD drive, with the OS cloned onto it, but I did not clone the HP_TOOLS partition (Mistake #1). When trying to boot, the caps lock key flashes twice, indicating BIOS corruption error.  Knowing this, I have tried nearly everything to fix it. I have tried un-plugging and re-plugging the CMOS battery, I checked the voltage of the CMOS battery (it was fine), nehter of those worked. I then tried making a recovery USB using the HP supplied EXE file. Turns out that does not run on windows 7, awesome, thanks HP (sarcasm), so I had a friend make me a recovery USB on his windows 10 machine. Using the windows key+b key trick, I tried to flash the recovery bios, with no luck. I even tried using the same setup with older versions of the BIOS with no success. At this point I decided to call HP support (Mistake #2). They basically told me to google the anser and check the forum... thanks, never thought of that (also sarcasm). Now I feel like im all out of options. If any one of you could please help me, I would greatly appreciate it, my only other option is to buy a new motherboard which I would like to avoid at all costs. \ Thanks in advance. 











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A:HP DV7 7073 - Corrupt BIOS

I don't know how old your computer is, but if it is newer, you can try HP Partsurfer to see if the motherboard is available from HP.  If not, you can run a search to see where it is being sold.  I know that you would most likely find it on ebay.  Buying the same motherboard will make it much easier since all of the components will fit and the Recovery media will work. Here is a guide on Youtube that will help you replace it:  I hope that this will help you. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I was installing Windows XP (Had Vista Before) on my friends laptop for the second time today because the first installation was giving me BSOD so I decided to do a full format this time as I thought that would help, As It was formatting the power cut off on the notebook and we went to go hook it up to the power and when we did the OS was corrupt (of course) So I tried to boot off CD and when I did I got some file error about not being on the CD I thought the disc was dirty at the point (which it was) so I cleaned it. When I went back to the settings screen there was no DVD Drive to select to put in Boot Order, Its almost as if its disappeared. This is a LG E500 Notebook and the Drive is connected because when I put a disc in I hear it whirling away...

Please Help, Thanks.
 

A:BIOS won't see DVD Drive & corrupt OS

did u check in the BIOS to see if everything was right. I have never worked on a laptop but in some BIOSes there are settings that if they get set wrong will make the C-D or DVD not be seen.
 

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I have an HP Envy DV7-7385eg. I updated it to Win10 via Windows Update. 2 Days after the Update Windows crashed and i couldnt boot it anymore. Since nothing seemed to work, i bought win7 and updated it to win10. That was a few months ago and other than the usual problems i ever had with HP-Products everything was fine.Today when i wanted to boot my laptop the screen stayed black and the caps-lock-LED blinked twice all the time. According to the HP-Support-Site this means that the BIOS is corrupted.I tried to boot while holding win-key and B-key,I tried to make a Bios-Recovery-USB-Drive on another system. But there is only a BIOS downloadable for win 8. I thought, i might as well try it anyways, my actual BIOS isnt working anyways. But everytime i try installing, i cant choose between the three options (which wouldnt matter because the right one is ticked anyways) and the Next-Button is grayed out.I tried to make an 3-in-1-USB-Key, but when i run the install-file i get the message:Fatal ErrorThis program has got corrupted internal data: it will exit. Please obtain a new copy.I tried again, downloaded it again---> Just the same problem all the time. So, any advice on how to recover my BIOS? Thanks in advance. 

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My Pavilion is out of warranty and have been using with no problems till i had a error message Corrupt Bios file. The fix applied left me with no audio. i have reset and still have no audio. Purchased thriugh PC  World and had a Know How recovery hut this hasnt worked either. After the reset i got a dialogue box saying "Conexant audio device coukd not be found. i am not technical at all so anyone have any ideas please?

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The BIOS download for my computer is corrupt.  I cannot boot into Windows, so I must use the utility to place the BIOS file on a USB drive, which would enable me to navigate to that file from the UEFI environment. The only file I can download is a utility meant to either place the file on the hard drive, or (in the case where you cannot boot to Windows) on a USB stick so that it can be taken to another computer and found from the UEFI.  But when I run the utility, I get error messages.  I have tried to run it on 3 different Windows computers, and I have tried to run it in DOS.  The download has got to be corrupt. I need to get the uncorrupted downloads.  Please, I need either BIOS F.1A RevA or BIOS F.1B RevA -- the best would be BIOS F.1B RevB, which exists, and works on my computer, but is not listed in the drivers for my computer. I even tried moving all of the files into a bootable DOS USB, and the updater wil not run in DOS.  WTH?? dv7-6187, Win 7 x64

A:BIOS Downloads Corrupt

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For the past week or so, my laptop will seldom start, and when it does, it shows that the HP BIOS is corrupt or missing. I tried updating the BIOS to no avail. What is strange is that I have to hold the power button down while holding the QuickWeb button to get it to boot up at all. When updating the BIOS didn't work, I followed directions to hold the Windows key and B key down at the same time, then holding the power button down for 2-3 seconds, releasing the power button and holding down the Windows and B keys down, which is supposed to start the BIOS update. Nope! When I clicked on the QuickWeb button too, the QuickWeb LED light stayed on, and the only way that I could turn off the computer was to remove the AC adapter and the computer battery. How can I correct the BIOS? I couldn't even turn the computer on for several days, trying numerous times during each day. Thanks, in advance, for your help.

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Hello there, I got a E1-531. It went black screen recently. Found out that this is the famous "Black Screen, no display" problem that occurs on most Acer laptops. Finally found out that this can be only resolved by USB crisis utility. So I got the .fd file. I format my USB drive then put the .fd file in it. Then do the Fn+Esc process then power on. I see the file is getting read (status light blinking) after few seconds it beeps 3 times then it restarts the PC then it stays on forever.  What could be the reason? I don't know what to rename the .fd file to. The default one was Q5WV1X64.fd. What should I rename it to? Or is there anything that I have to do? Help me out!

A:Inspire E1-531 BIOS corrupt

which windows OS version was installed from factory?where did you get the .fd file?

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Hi,

I recently tried to format my drive like I've done many times before but as I was installing the drivers it said there was an update I could get for my bios so I installed that and as ut was restarting a bluescreen error I've been having recently came up and now it won't do anything at all. The bluescreen is nothing to worry about, I just have a faulty ram but now When I switch it on it doesn't even beep. It does nothing at all. Is there any way to fix it? I've tried resetting the cmos but it hasn't worked.
 

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I have a problem which I expect is due to a corrupt BIOS chip. I'll explain everything I've done, so someone can perhaps figure out what I've done, and how it can be fixed.

A friend of mine asked me to format and re-intall windows due to it running very laboured and slow (I did add some RAM to help with speed). So, I used my old XP disk, but during set-up, there were quite a few files which couldn't be installed. XP then tried to start, but froze on the black XP screen with the blue progress bar running accross. I suspect the XP disk was damaged, so I tried again, using another XP disk, but it kept freezing in exactly the same place.

I then put another hard drive in, and had the original as the slave, and tried installing XP again, but still had the same problem. SO, I disconnected the slave, but no change.

I tried resetting the CMOS, and took the battery out a few times, for up to an hour, but no change.

I then got a hard disk from another computer with a working copy of XP on it, but with this one, it would go to the black screen asking whether you want to start in safe mode, but no matter what option I choose, it goes to the Blue Screen of death, with a 0x00000007B error.

I'm really desperate for help, as this is my friend's machine, and I'm worried I stuffed it up with a corrupted copy of my Windows XP disk.
 

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Hi all, I have a Aspire V3-571 with a possible corrupt BIOS. I recently fitted a previously working motherboard but the screen is just black when I switch on. I feel that the motherboard's BIOS has corrupted due to all the new devices being attached ie different hard drive, RAM, etc. It powers up, hard drive light flickers for one sec as if it is POSTing fan is working but there is no Acer logo, nothing ever happens. I have tried different RAM and CPU too. I have tried flashing the BIOS using a USB stick but had no joy, after I press FN and ESC the USB stick and hard drive light stick flash alternately as if they're looking for the BIOS rescue files but nothng happens. I have tried different sticks, different ports, and almost all the BIOS files on the Acer site. I have extracted all the files from the EXE file and put them on the stick each time. I have been using an 8GB USB stick, have heard that only a 2GB or less stick will work, is this true?  I feel that it is either the USB stick size that is the problem or I am somehow not putting the correct files on the stick as the laptop is clearly looking for them but never seems to find what it needs to recover. (Also this laptop is running Windows 7, I have been using the normal BIOS files and not the UEFI ones as instructed.) Does anyone have any ideas please as this is getting really frustrating? Thanks in advance!

A:Aspire V3-571 corrupt BIOS (?)

"BIOS has corrupted due to all the new devices being attached ie different hard drive, RAM, etc."That's not going to happen.Did you forget to plug something back in?Could you have zapped the MB with static?Could you have bent a pin on the CPU when you installed it.How do you know the replacement MB was previously working? 

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Hey Guys, I running corrupt bios, somehow ubuntu corrupted my bios.At the moment, I cannot save my bios settings (The bios can't remember that I need to enable virtualization)When I want to flash it I got this message. 

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The BIOS download for my computer is corrupt.  I cannot boot into Windows, so I must use the utility to place the BIOS file on a USB drive, which would enable me to navigate to that file from the UEFI environment. The only file I can download is a utility meant to either place the file on the hard drive, or (in the case where you cannot boot to Windows) on a USB stick so that it can be taken to another computer and found from the UEFI.  But when I run the utility, I get error messages.  I have tried to run it on 3 different Windows computers, and I have tried to run it in DOS.  The download has got to be corrupt. I need to get the uncorrupted downloads.  Please, I need either BIOS F.1A RevA or BIOS F.1B RevA -- the best would be BIOS F.1B RevB, which exists, and works on my computer, but is not listed in the drivers for my computer. I even tried moving all of the files into a bootable DOS USB, and the updater wil not run in DOS.  WTH?? dv7-6187, Win 7 x64

A:BIOS Downloads Corrupt

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Hello, I have a HP DV3-4100SA Laptop, running Windows 7 HP 64-bit. I noticed a BIOS update was available, so I downloaded it and proceeded to install it. The long and short of it is that it froze my machine, and a black screen is shown when I power the Laptop on ? the caps lock key is ?blinking?.I did a bit of looking around, and downloaded the system diagnostics UEFI from http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=uk&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=4326... (sp52407.exe) / http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-93497-1&cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en&...=  softpaq I think it?s referred as?  I formatted my USB Flash Drive to  FAT 32 and re-named it HP_TOOLS, then ran the UEFI installer, and it installed to my USB Flash Drive, as the HP_TOOLS partition does not exist on my laptop?s HDD. Upon installing/extracting the UEFI program, c:\swsetup\sp48935 exists. In this folder, all there is is the .exe for the UFEI setup. Now, onto the HP_TOOLS (i.e my FAT 32-formatted USB Flash Drive. There is a Hewlett-Packard folder. Inside this, there are two folders: BIOS and BIOSUpdate.The BIOS folder contains three folders: Current, New and Previous. All three are empty. The BIOSUpdate folder contains the following files: CryptRSA.efiCryptRSA32.efiHpBiosUpdate.efiHpBiosUpdate.s09HpBiosUpdate.sigHpBiosUpdate32.efiHpBiosUpdate32.s09HpBiosUpdate32.sig I am not su... Read more

A:UEFI BIOS corrupt

try this, download the bios update from herehttp://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-102435-1&cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en... execute it with the flash drive connected, it should put the bios files in the HP_TOOLS partition. report back what files it installed on the flash drive and in what folder.

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Thanks for your help in advance. I have an (ancient) HP Elitebook 8440p that I was attempting to install CloudReady on. CloudReady turns your laptop into a Chromebook essentially. I was having trouble getting the standalone version to work, and one of the recommended solutions was a BIOS upgrade. So I downloaded the 8440p BIOS, tossed it on a flash drive, and held Windows Key + B. The screen did not turn on, but the fan kicked on full blast and stayed this way for about half an hour. I figured it wasn't working, so I pulled the battery. Now when I boot the laptop up, I get a BIOS Application Error (501). HP Support says updating via USB is not possible. Any other way to do this? EDIT: There is no OS on the laptop, that was wiped during the attempted CloudReady installs.

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I purchased a Toshiba Satellite L50-C-12V at christmas for my daughter at University from PC World.
It unfortunately suffered some water damage (probably drink related).
I returned it to PC World who quickly rejected it because of the moisture stating it is not covered under the manufactures warranty.
I then took it to a repair shop where it presently rests.
The diagnosis is that the bios is corrupt.
My next step was to contact toshiba who did not help and the website does not have my bios to download.
I have a DAOBLQMB6EREV.E motherboard and need a bios to overwrite the old corrupt one.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!
 

A:Toshiba i5 Laptop Bios corrupt

That model laptop appears to sell in the U.K..

Here is the Toshiba "Contact Us" site for the U.K..
http://www.toshiba.co.uk/generic/contact-us/

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I was installing Windows XP (Had Vista Before) on my friends Notebook for the second time today (Got it this morning) because the first installation was giving me BSOD so I decided to do a full format this time as I thought that would help (I did a quick format first time.) As It was formatting the power cut off on the notebook and we went to go hook it up to the power and when we did the OS was corrupt (of course.) So I tried to boot off CD and when I did I got some file error about not being on the CD I thought the disc was dirty at the point (which it was) so I cleaned it. When I went back to the settings screen there was no DVD Drive to select to put in Boot Order, Its almost as if its disappeared. This is a LG E500 Notebook and the Drive is connected because when I put a disc in I hear it whirling away...

Please Help, Thanks.
 

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Hello,

I have a Dell laptop 7720 which has worked well for years. However, last week i tried to turn it on and it got to the Dell bios and stopped. So after a few minutes, i removed the power, waited, plugged it back in again and tried again.
Now it boots to a black screen. There is no spinup from HDD or CDROM, no fans either, no beeps either.
I can make it beep if i remove the memory sticks, and I can press D when it starts and the screen goes though its check but then ends and just sits there
So, my thinking is i have a corrupt bios. Okay easy enough to fix...... or so I thought.
I have downloaded the recent 7720A16.exe file, extracted the BIOS.rom from this.
I have then put it onto a 2 GB stick which i have tried formatting as FAT and FAT32.

I then do the usual remove battery, remove power. Stick in USB port (I have tried all 4 of them) and whilst holding down the END key, plug it back in again. The USB is read and then stops and i am stil left with a blank screen and nothing happens, despite this method being posted in many places for fixing a corrupt bios. I have tried also including dosflash with it, and the phonexic crysis USB disk (although this asks for BIOS.WPH not a *.CAP one)
So, what do i do please? What am i doing wrong?
I am normally very geeky and have fixed many other peoples pcs and tablets so i cant see what i am doing wrong here.

Many thanks

J

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hi allmy computer was working fine on window 8.1. I'm not sure when but it had tried doing an auto install of windows 10 and now nothing works.No left click on my mousethe pages freeze on my desktop nothing openshp support says missing driverswindows 10 update keeps trying to installcan't do a system restorecan't get onlineI spent ages on the phone to Microsoft. They said as I have automatic update's windows 10 has tried to install and has corrupt my operating system.They said I need a windows 8.1 recovery disc which I need to get from hp and they can send me a bios file to download. I have no start up disc and it's on my harddrive but I can't get to it due to issues above.Do I need to buy a disc from hp to solve the issues or am I best buying a new computer. Is this problem solvable.thanks

A:windows 10 updated has corrupt my bios

MS. To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? REO

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my computer wont start up properly and gives me two options: start normally (which doesnt work) or to use the windows vista disk to run a repair (i have no disk)

it tells me that a file needed to start up is either missing or corrupt, is there a way to use the BIOS to fix this?
 

A:BIOS to repair corrupt files?

Try tapping F11 or F2 on bootup to give some repair options.
 

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