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
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.)
L300-xxxx? please post the complete model number.
I have recently had a problem where i needed to update my BIOS, i was wondering how i got about doing this.
I have an ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard, but when i went to download the BIOS it made me download a 500k file called 0703.bin, now i dont have a clue where to save this file. Any ideas?
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I'm not sure if this is a good idea because on Acer's website it says:
"Updating an incorrect BIOS may cause harm to your system. We recomend that you only do this after being instructed by one of our Customer Care representatives. By using these updates you agree to accept the possibility of product failure."
but I am told that I should update to prevent lag in games (have good enough specs to run games but lag anyway) so I'm not sure how to update bios at all the only thing i have managed to do so far is download a DOS flash and a Windows flash for the 1.20 update. I'm not even sure which one to use or what program to use to run them so can someone please help me? I've heard i'm supposed to use a program called "winphlash" for an acer computer but the ones that I have looked at are only for these Operating systems : 2K/XP/2003
Intel Core i7 2ghz (turbo boost up to 2.9ghz)
Graphics card Nvidia GeForce GT 540M (1760MB)
750 GB harddrive
Motherboard is Acer v1.05
Operating system: windows 7 home premium service pack 1 - 64bit
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I have a Biostar A770 A2+ motherboard, and I need to update the BIOS so it can run with my phenom processor. I put the bios update on my floppy (the file type is .BS), but whenever I run the update it says "load disk failed!!" after a couple bars of progress for the loading. I've been working on this for a couple of days and I can't find a solution.
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Can somebody please give me advice on how to update my Bios?
I have a Gigabyte GA-8IRX motherboard.
General Mainboard (motherboard) Information :
Manufacturer : Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. (Gigabyte)
Product : 8IRX
Version : 1.x
Serial Number : Unspecified
Support MP : Yes, 1 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4
General Bios Information :
Manufacturer : Award Software International, Inc.
Version : 6.00 PG
Date : 28 November 2001
Address : 0xE000 on 512 KB
Copyright : Copyright (C) 1984-2001, Award Software, Inc.
Motherboard ID : 11/28/2001-8IRX-6A69VG0PC-00
OEM Signature : Intel 845 AGPSet BIOS for 8IRX F4 MS
DMI Version : 2.3
(info got from PC Wizard 2006)
Thanx for all help.
Intel Northwood P4, 1.6GHz
Gigabyte GA-8IRX Motherboard
Western Digital 30GB: WDC WD300BB-00CCB0
Seagate Barracuda 250GB: ST3250824A
NVIDIA GeForce FX5700LE
LG DVD writer: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-416B
Windows XP Pro. SP2
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today i need help to update my bios. i recently reformatted my hard drive and install windows xp but the computer kept freezing up and when i checked the error log it was an acpi error. (writing illegal IO port address or something) so i read a lot and they said either update the bios or reinstall it as a standard pc which disables the acpi thing. so i did that but it still freezes up. (ie listening to music in windows media, maximize IE screens, etc.) i know it isnt a cooling problem as my system has plenty of cooling fans and the cpu runs at 28-34* celcius. (PIII 600 mHz) so i decided to update the bios now. i have to go get the update file from biostar, but i still need the flash thing (i think biostar might have that) and i need to know how to make a bootable floppy (or exact process for all of this). please help me.
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If it matters, I have an Alienware M17x R3. Anyway, I was having some troubles with my laptop recently, so I decided to reinstall Windows. After starting it back up, the screen was a lot dimmer than it normally is, even on max brightness. So I tried updating my BIOS to see if that would fix anything and I received the following error message when I launched the updater.
Failed to Retrieve system BIOS information.
BCPSYS block signature was not found.
Error code: -100
Also, the version of BIOS I have right now is A02, where as the latest is A07. So do any of you have any idea how I could get around this problem?
EDIT: I was able to update the BIOS, the problem was that the version I was downloading was for the R1, not the R3. For whatever reason the Dell website had it listed under the same thing, even though they're completely different. Anyways, I did get the BIOS for my laptop and it installed fine. So the initial problem is fixed, however I'm still having problems with the brightness. Any clues as to what might be causing it?
A BIOS should be updated only when the update specifically states that it will correct the problem you are experiencing.
Updating the BIOS blindly in the hope that it might fix the problem is never a wise move considering that a bad BIOS update can turn your expensive PC into a dead brick.
There are no settings in the BIOS which have anything whatsoever to do with the display brightness so I'm not surprised it didn't change anything.
It is more likely to be caused by a bad/corrupted graphics driver or a faulty hardware problem (the screen, or a component it relies on).
my BIOS is pretty old. i have an ABIT BH6 mobo. the BIOS hasn't been updated since 5/1999 so i finally decided to update it. i downloaded the most recent versions from ABIT. i followed all the directions given on their "how to" page how to update . problem is it doesn't work. after i put in the command "a:\>awdflash BH6_SS.BIN ..." to flash the BIOS it tells me that the BIN file doesn't match my BIOS ID when in fact they do match. i doubled checked using the sandra system info and compared it to ID when i boot up. i don't want to d/l the BIOS files from somewhere i'm not familiar with. if the files on ABITs mirror don't work where else can i get them? does anyone have any other suggestions?? thanks in advance.
There are two bios versions of the BH6 1.0 and 1.01. To know for sure you'll have to remove the motherboard. The sticker is on the last or bottom (black) isa slot. Stupid place to put it, but that's where its located.
I wouldnt go by what sandra says. Always look at the board, you cant go wrong there.
Always be sure its the correct bios. If you flash it with the wrong bios it will be nothing more than a paperweight.
I hope this helps you out and gets you the correct bios version.
Any other questions post back.
I'm trying to update my ASUS bios, while I don't know what version it's on I just want to make sure it's on the most recent version from this site:
So I downloaded it and it was just a zipped .rom file. I looked it up on google and how to use it to update and I started getting results for asus update utility, people saying use it, others saying don't use it, some saying you have to 'flash' it? What does that mean? Others saying you need to use a floppy, but I don't have a floppy drive and they don't really explain what to do with it.
The ASUS website has no mention of any of this stuff. Only download links, not what to do with them.
I thought this would be a bit easier than it is I guess. Can anyone please help me?
Just remember one thing, if it isn`t broke, don`t fix it.
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.
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....Read other answers
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
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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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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.
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.
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)
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 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.
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 M93pRead other answers
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?
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 scro... Read more
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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!
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
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
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 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 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?
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.
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 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
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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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
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Basically I want to flash my Bios, but the thing is... I am not sure which I have to choose! is it all of them? do I choose the latest one? I am lost.
Bios updates: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3863#bios
Motherboard: GA-Z68A-D3-B3 http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3863#ov
your help is really appreciated.
(p.s. if I am correct, my current version is F3. Not even listed!)
You only choose one and that is usually the latest one.
That said, are you having a problem that you hope the BIOS update will fix? If not, see the warning:
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction."
I've been trying to update my BIOS as I realised how old the driver is, but I useless, as they tell me to download programs that cost and I just cannot be bothered to go through all that.
Could anyone give me a link to where I can just download an update please?
Try here, this is the driver page for your computer model number listed in your specs. Notice the OS says Vista but if its a BIOS update the only relevance of the OS is weather the flash utility will run in Windows 7. All the other drivers listed are for Vista. This could be the correct BIOS for your machine but a second opinion would be most welcome to confirm.
P.S Run at your own risk as we all know the risks of incorrect BIOS updates. Check the motherboard show to be P5LP-LE before flashing.
I want to update my bios to see if that helps my rebooting problems(See thread below). The only problem is, I'm unsure which upgrade is for my bios. I have an AX4TII mobo. When I run the app HWInfo32 I get this info on my bios:
Vendor: Award software international
Version: 6.00 PG
Release date: 01/02/2002
Start Segment: E000
Size: 512 KBytes
This link is to my mobo's site and their bios drivers:
Which one is mine?
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Hi, i've been told a bios update might stop my pc crashing when my belkin wireless is plugged in. only thing is i'm confused as to how to do this!
System analysis says i have american megatrend BIOS, a asus motherboard SE Deluxe, but my boot up screen says Fast track Promise technology.
where do i get the right bios update? which oen will eb the right BIOS? and is it likely to stop the random crashing?!
questions, questions, questions!
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Hi, I just bought a new graphics card, Geforce GTX 960.On the support page of EVGA, manufacturer of my card, they stated that I either have to update my BIOS or buy a new motherboard...I checked the website and there seems to be no update for bios available.My current version is AMI 7.13, 5-1-2012. Does that mean that there is no other option than to buy a new motherboard?
You can try a compatible graphics cardhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Official-list-of-supported-graph... Or check with the manufacturer of the cardRead other 2 answers
My PC seems to keep turning itself on after I power off and apparently a common issue is that you need to update your bios.
My Motherboard is GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 AMD 760G (Socket AM3+) Micro-ATX Motherboard. Using System Tools I've found out that my BIOS version/date is "Award Software International, Inc. F2, 10/08/2012".
I think I've discovered the correct motherboard on this site
This is how far I've got - unsure what I need, or should download from the options there (and even if I have the right site). Obviously I'm really cautious about all of this so would really appreciate any help or advice?
Its a good idea to be cautious. Please check on your motherboard to see whether its a Rev. 4.1. If it is, then that is indeed the BIOS to download and install, and that is the correct site.
Will updating an A-Bit BIOS to the latest BIOS remove any Virus that is in the BIOS. And what BIOS Viruses are out there and what can you do to get rid of them?
If your BIOS is infected overwriting it with the latest version of the real one will overwrite the problem. Most of these however render your PC useless to the point you cannot even boot. SOme of the names are Chernobyl, PE_CIH, Win95.CIH, Win32.CIH, W95/CIH.1003, CIH.Spacefiller
Most AV sites have removal tools
Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/580653/windows-81-black-screen-with-cursor/ - Hamluis.
I got the same thing except I'm pretty sure a virus wiped out the BIOS (Basic input Output System) I got a update Bios based on my model on a USB and am currently trying to figure how to load it through EFI Shell, which is simular to DOS i guess
Please explain what is going on with this computer.
Does it run at all?
What makes you believe your BIOS is infected?
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.
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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?
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 have a laptop in the shop and one of the things the tech is doing is updating the BIOS, he said they were way out of date. It got me to wondering, should I be updating BIOS on my other computer? is it something I can do? I don't really understand that part.
Check the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site to see if there is a firmware update for the BIOS. If there is read the notes to see if you think that the fixes or improvements are worth it. Updating the firmware is doing a brain transplant so in the unlikely event that something goes wrong there will probably be no recovery.
Yes, you can probably do it, depending on the procedure given.
Wanted to know if i did a BIOS update can it be easily reversed in case of a failure. Some say by re-flashing the old BIOS back in, some say you need to remove the battery inside case and put it back in while pushing the power button and some say way in BIOS to set it back to default BIOS.
I know it is not important to update a BIOS if there is no major changes to a new one or if you are experiencing hardware compatibility problems because it can brick the MB. I thought it may add some features i do not have for RAM and UEFI.
Although i did it about 4-5 months after purchasing this system and it worked fine. When i go back now and look at the manufacturer's site under my model number PC it lists all .CAP BIOS 's, except for one i have now and below that one on list are .ROM. My version BIOS is 4101
My system uses a .ROM BIOS and it is told to you on the site from list of the systems BIOS's , not to use .CAP if have a .ROM one.
What is weird when i go to the Motherboard on same site instead of the system model, version numbers of each BIOS do not correspond to the version numbers of the system model, but the MB BIOS's are all .ROM ones.
I posted both links plus when i purchased the PC it was with Windows 7 64bit Home Premium, i upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit.
Why i am looking at the Windows 7 64bit chose on each link, actually same on Win8.1 .
First link is System, second is the MB. Any advice or ideas be much appreciated. Oh, ASUS wasn't that sure or helpful once be... Read more
The windows 8 BIOS file is the last one you could use. the .CAP is for mother board that came with Window 8 installed. You stated yours came with Windows 7 so as the Win 8 BIOS driver say's is only for Mother Board that came with windows 8.
So that solves you problem. It would be foolish of you to update your BIOS unless you know there is a updated feature that you need. Otherwise it is hazardous to your computer. Is you do be sure to extract the downloaded BIOS directly to a Fat 32 USB Stick. Then use the Ezflash in the BIOS. Doing it this way is almost 100% success, Winflash is less that 50% and lots of bricked notebooks. Not all the sure on Mother Board but seem like in the old days you could pull the BIOS Battery and that would set the BIOS back to original version.
I am having problems using a 200gb drive with an older (2002) gateway. I installed the HD and ran fine for a few months, then I got the the disk read error. I used old drive to load windows and reformatted the 200gb drive, and the it worked fine for another couple months.
I have changed IDE cables and tried everything else but updating bios. So I am currently trying to update the bios with no luck.
My bios readout is as follows
bios rev PT84510A.15A.0005.PO3.0203061931 DATE 03/06/02
I went to gateway website and entered my serial number for the update and found the update for 12/2002, not that current. But i tried it and follwed the directions exactly. the floppy would not work, i got the nonsystem disk error.
Any suggestions for properly updating my bios?
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