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Q: how can DOS Flash BIOS utility my uefi bios for U...

lenovo 7360 link bios http://support.lenovo.com/hu/hu/products/Desktops-and-all-in-ones/ThinkCentre-M-Series-desktops/Thin...

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Hi, I took my second harddrive out of my pc because i was going to use it as a backup, i turn my pc off, open him up, disconnect the cables, take out my second harddrive and seal him back up. I turn my pc on again and this red UEFI BIOS Utility screen pops up. I have no idea what to do so i just press the exit command. Well whatever i click or do it has no effect it always returns to this menu. I have no idea what to do and would really appreciate some help.

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Hi there,
My sister just bought a new desktop. It was working fine and all. But this morning, she forced shut down a windows update. The next thing happen once it gets past through BIOS is
"Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
So I told her to look at the BIOS setting and it only recognise the Optical Disc Drive of
as shown in the picture below

Is there anything I can do? I tried opening the desktop case and see everything is loose, but everything was still in tact.
Any suggestion would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

A:Hard Disk Drive not found in ASUS UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode

Try reinstalling the driver, changing cables. If it can't be recognized then boot the maker's diagnostics DOS CD scan to test it - Seatools if there isn't one - or Partition Wizard bootable CD surface scan. If these won't see it you can slave it to another PC to try Disk Check or see if it will see it. If not then I'd replace it.

Do a Clean Reinstall on the replacement drive from tutorial in my signature below if you want it perfect.

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I have Dell XPS L502x (i7, 8GB, 750GB, 2GB nVidia GT 540m) with Intel Huron River HM67 Chipset.Win7 Home Premium x64.
I have classical BIOS with no secureboot.
Can I use the new UEFI feature which supports secureboot, GPT disks, multiple primary partitions, etc.

A:Is there a way to Flash BIOS to support UEFI secureboot?

Hi there!

I don't believe there is an easy way to do it. But your best bet would be here (UEFI) Dell XPS 15z L511z modded BIOS - and HOWTO

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Hey guys i want to update my ASUS k8n4-e-deluxe bios.. i downloaded the latest bios update from asus's website... but i dont know which bios flash utility to use... can anyone give me a link


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Just briefly I have reason to believe a malicious attack occur on my local system taking the last.

I have noticed several log files attempting to and eventually changing critical properties system wide, it a nut shell I believe someone is trying(nearly complete) to grant superuser right to every thing on my local drive. including flashing the bios into boot memory, no located externally on a network i have no access too

I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out what if any services files and general system measures I need to secure my root folder on my local hard disk and have prevented something similar previously and recovered system structure for a period. But it continue to have insecure elements and processes

I am little bit of a novice at system security on win 8 and hope for some skill advice and guidance to back up a clean boot able recovery disk and protect bios, restore access to several important person data folders remotely store on an unrecognised external network

HELP ME Please

ps even just the correct interpretation of what im seeing

A:is my system compromised (bios flash, UEFI unauthorized)

I would have to see those longs in question. You have Windows 8 Pro? If you go to "Local Users and Groups" are there any extra users there that you never made yourself? And are there any "Superusers" in thew Groups list? By default, there are no "Superusers".

If you have an Nvidia Video Card, there will be a user named "UpdatusUser" - This is to allow them to update your software, the user profile gets installed by their "GeForce Experience" program.

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I have an HP Envy 17t-2000 CT0 3D Edition Notebook PC (Product Number: XG360AV) that has Beats - IDT HD Audio; 1GB Radeon HD 6800M Series; 17.3" Full HD BrightVwinfinity LED (1920x1080); 1-TB HDD; MS Office Professional;   Realtek/Intel: Ethernet & Wi-Fi; Blu-ray player; 8 GB DDR3; Running on Windows 7 Professional x64. BIOS Version: F.15 and Date: 05/20/2011; Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) I've performed Return to Factory State and reinstalled all my other software 3x now. I was getting an error message that would disappear before I could read it fully. I caught: ...Windows was unable to load a service... before the message disappeared. My taskbar looked like a sorta like Windows in safe mode, and I'd lost all my Administrative access other than in Safe Mode. This time I'm updating the drivers for every piece of hardware in this Laptop because I've been pretty lax with updating the drivers: I have never updated the BIOS since I got this laptop in May 2011. I've bricked a few laptops flashing the BIOS that's why I'm using a 6 year old BIOS. I do plan on doing a clean install of Windows 10 x64 on the laptop eventually. I downloaded and ran the HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Support Environment; HP BIOS Update UEFI; BIOS Version F.1C (11/23/2012) for OS Windows 7 Professional x64... But Not a thing happened except I now have a unlabled Drive Letter ..?  ... Read more

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Because of UEFI PXE boot issues, I see we need to update/flash bios. I can either flash currently running system, or create a flash usb drive for other units. My question is - is it possible and supported, that I would create one USB drive for multiple models, so that drive would contain multiple bios roms and hardware unit could select appropriate one? Or do I need to create unique usb flash drive per a model?

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Yesterday, I had trouble in device one of my friends

Is a new device, there it type of MB GIGABYTE Model "ga-p61a-d3".

When I tried to do I install Windows 7 via flash memory after the first screen choose your language and then show a message that the agreement does not exist any Drive.

I enter the BIOS and try disable UEFI bios or change to legacy mode but same thing. and try disable CSM also the same thing.

I got to bring windows CD and install Windows normally.

After a search today I found it to be make a flash memory with another program to working on that type of Bios.

My question is: If I make a Flash Memory by program "refuse" to work on UEFI BIOS will work on all devices or devices with this type of bios only.

And if the answer is not possible Is there a way to make it work on all devices with the old BIOS and the UEFI bios.

I have two flash memory and making with programs " SARDU and Win Setup_1_0_beta8"

A:Problem: When install Windows 7 from the flash and Bios from type UEFI

Work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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After direction from Lenovo to update BIOS, ran Lenovo Systems Update.   First system update worked. Then system restarted with Thinkpad BIOS Flash Update Utility, which is now not responding.  It said 91% complete.  Command prompts say SCT Flash Utility for Lenovo for Windows V1.0.3.9  Copyrights for Phoenix Technologies and Lenove.  Then 'SecureFlash BIOS detected and Read BIOS image from file' Do I have any choice but to cancel the update, shut down and reboot and see if the system is a brick?  This is on a Thinkpad T460S with Windows 10, just out of warranty. Thank you for any suggestions!

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Friends I'm pretty sure I have used Dell's flash util under Windows 7 previously with no issues. But today I'm trying to run their BIOS update A11 for an Optiplex GX620 and it fails under my normal [admin priv.] account, under the Administrator account, under the Administrator account "Run As Administrator". It will load, give the "ok to proceed" but when it tries to config to run at Boot time, it fails.

This system has Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit

Anyone have a cure for this disease?

A:Dell Opti GX620 Bios Flash utility under Win7 Ultimate?

One of two ways,

1. If you have a floppy drive,

Drivers and Downloads

and follow the instructions under "Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)".

2. If the above isn't available (no floppy drive) and if you have a spare hard drive (or even a second drive with a small partition will do in a pinch), install XP on it (don't need to worry about updates or anything, only going to need it long enough to run the bios update) and then run the bios update from there. If you do decide to go this route make sure to disconnect the drive with Windows 7 on it (and any other drives) so you don't mess up the 7 install, and end up with a broken bootloader.

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Hello my friends ! A time ago i bouhgt two Lenovo ideapad 100 14 IBY (FreeDos Version) and install Windows 10 on it with UEFI and GPT Partition Table. All works fine until i want to play around with Linux and install UBUNTU Mate in UEFI on one of them. The install was easy but the Performance on Ubuntu with Bay Trail and the don't working Bluetooth was a reason to switch back to Windows 10. After that the Problem beginns. The Bios don't let me save changes anymore (only time and date !). There was no UEFI ESP and GPT Support since i install UBUNTU and the Bios Menu looks like that:Bios Entries on a blank DiskBootingThe Disk is Blank there is no ubuntu on there (Don't know waht the EFI Entries are no Hardware is connected). And when I boot also go to Network Boot there.(No Matter a USB Stick is connected). So what i did: # I Dismantle it and disconnect Battery and Cell and wait half an hour. # Nothing changes !# I change the HDD. # Nothing changes !# Reflash the BIOS by edit the plattform.ini - CheckByBios=1 - Error Cannot mount EFI Partition. # Nothing changes !# Install Windows 10 - Make mbr2gpt.exe and bcdedit and bootrec. # Nothing changes ! I can install and run Windows 10 in MBR and BIOS Mode on it. But no USB Stick was displayed in Boot Menu. So now Iam on my Limit and the Question is there a way to put UEFI and GPT back on it or does the BIOS locked in this State. For me UEFI is MALEWARE so why can a simple UBUNTU damaged my BIOS and ... Read more

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When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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Hi There,

I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

Thank you so much.

A:UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79

Originally Posted by ASUS

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried rebooting...no change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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I am guessing that something quite wrong was done in 2.20 (and it persists into 2.21). There was no such errant behavior with 2.19, as I've confirmed by reinstalling 2.19.  Works perfectly and boots promptly and the BIOS Setup utility works lickity-split with 2.19, just like it always has.  But with the install of 2.20 the behavior changed drastically.
Looking at the README for BIOS 2.20 this definitely seems like the culprit:
[Problem fixes]- Fixed an issue where fan might rotated with max speed due to not reading CPU   temperature correctly.- Fixed an issue where system might not boot to OS when attached an external monitor   and its USB3 devices.- Fixed an issue where network boot might happened at reboot after resume from suspend   by Wake On LAN.
At first I thought I had blown the BIOS update, since my screen was simply black for what seemed like 1-2 minutes after displaying the Lenovo logo and "press ENTER to interrupt" message.  I pressed ENTER repeatedly but nothing happened, for a long time.  Eventually, the hard drive activity LED on the P70 started flashing, and seemingly almost 2 minutes later, the machine came to life and boot process continued normally.
Then, once I entered the BIOS, I used the right-arrow key to navigate through the tabs.  No problem until I got to the Security tab and then pressed right-arrow one more time to navigate into the Boot tab... and it hung!  Didn't go ri... Read more

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 Dear all, I'm trying to automate the bios settings with the latest HP Bios Configuration Utility using SCCM 2012.When the task is rebooting the system, I get this message."The following configuration change has been requested"How do I automate to accept this up front? Kind regardsDries

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 Hi,trying to change BIOS language using HP Bios Configuration Utility but get Error code 6 - Access Denied (failed due to BIOS permissions).BIOS version is THI vA0.08.I can read (get) successfully but cannot change any setting...tried to change other settings unsuccessfully.What am I missing? Do I need to set a password first?

A:Can't change bios language - HP BIOS Configuration Utility -...

I should have mentioned...language is currently Dutch and I would like to set it to English. I removed the * and placed in front of English...essentially following instructions in the manual so that is not the issue.thanks in advance for your help ?

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i think tere is broblem with bios because there is no functuion to control vram for example or many other things .... can any body help ....thx 

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This is my first post here, so hi to everyone.
I just got an ASUS X401a Notebook and I want to use a flash drive to boot from Linux.
I need to change the sequence in the BIOS so that the flash drive is first choice to boot from.
I have no problem accessing the BIOS utility, but it allows me to alter only some settings. Those in blue colored font I can change those in black font I cannot. What drive to boot from first is in black and not adjustable.
I used command line to work as admin and I also set up a password for admin in the BIOS to access the BIOS utility, but still no go; some things are allowed to be changed some aren't.

Any help is appreciated.

A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

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Windows 10 Pro
GA-X79-UD5 rev 1.0
40GB DDR3 Quad
512 SSD
GTX 1060

Upgraded Video Card from GTX 560 Ti to GTX 1060 Strix, machine boots but no video output or just black/blank screen.

Did a bit of online research and realize that two ways of fixing this
1. Change PCI setting to Legacy in BIOS/UEFI
2. Update to latest BIOS.

I decided to try and update BIOS to latest BETA (13w) using @bios from Windows. Everything went ok, reboots fine and still does now with Windows loading no problem, BUT i can't get to BIOS/UEFI???

All i get is the UEFI empty blue screen, no menus/options, just blank screen...

So i thought maybe i can reverse back to previous BIOS from windows but program wouldn't allow this. I tried sticking BIOS file in USB but the problem is i can't get to BIOS.

I Have tried running backup BIOS as board has two, but still same problem.

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What is UEFI Boot Source means and why some people disable this feature?


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A few months ago I purchased a new Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Small Form Factor desktop computer. It has Windows 7 Professional preinstalled.  I am thinking of updating to Windows 10. My M73 has a regular BIOS.  Can it be changed to UEFI, and would there be an advantage in doing so?Also, I am planning to install an SSD and move the OS to the SSD and use the HDD for extra storage. I think this would be a significant improvement to the system speed and faster boot up.  I have done it on older desktops I own.Thank you in advance to anyone with good advice.

A:M73 ThinkCentre: Can BIOS be changed to UEFI, and is there an advantage to UEFI?

M73 SFF (&Tower) does have a UEFI setting, it is not the default (compatibility mode).   I changed it to UEFI to boot a MemTest86 CD to run the latest v6 tests:  What's New in MemTest86 for the UEFI platform (Version 5 and later)? 
This describes the differences well:   differences-between-uefi-and-bios

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Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A105-4284, Model #: PSAA8U-0FH02K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS, so I didnt know what else to do but shut it off. Now, when I try to boot it up, it gets stuck in the same place it did during the flashing; on the Toshiba splash screen with the status bar at the bottom showing about 20% complete. I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows. Other options available on this screen are Press F2 for System Settings and F12 for Boot Menu. Pressing F2 results in a beep and the status bar changing to "Please Wait..." but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait. Pressing F12 doesnt do anything. Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version 6.00; Intel Calistoga CRB.T3A Reference BIOS; VERSION.MAK 1.53; (looks like its running POST and recognizes CPU, Cores, No TPM or TPM has a problem, and system RAM and stops there. What is my best course of action?:

- shorting out the CMOS battery (I've tried this on the solder pads marked C88, with no laptop battery, with and without the wi-fi, ram and hdd installed; Im either doing it wrong or its just not working )
- trying to reflash BIOS chip (I tried this; turned the laptop on and held down the 'c' key to boot from cd, but still got stuck at the same place)
- replacing the BIOS chip
- something else?

Any guidance or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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A:Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot

Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.

Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?

I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance

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Hello everyone! I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn`t find any kind of solution for my problem.Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system, which also previously was Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The installation went as usual, and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site, for my product. When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i`ve needed, i stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop, by the producer. So i proceeded to install the upgrade, restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so, but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual. At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing, things that i did not understand at the time (i have never encountered anything like that). After that my screen turned black. I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that, but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter. When trying to boot it all up again, the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else.After doing a little bit of research it appears that, somehowm i`ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something, and nothing else would work at this point. I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back, trye... Read more

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A few days ago I had some problems with my HDD so I brought a new one.  To install Windows in the new drive I plugged in the DVD drive that Lenovo ships with the laptop and tried to boot from it. That failed and BIOS got like "programmed" or stuck with configurations that doesn't let it recognise any boot media no matter if it is a USB stick or HDD, no matter if I try to change the configuration of the BIOS it would always get back to the initial state of not being able to boot I even tried to reset it by unplugging its battery and the laptop battery but the only thing that happens is system time starting from 0 while any other configuration stays the same.  I thought this could be fixed using crisis recovery mode, but the laptop doesn't recognise the BIOS loaded on the USB and never make any sort of beep or alert noises, the screen doesn't show anything either and fans just get to 100% I really need help to solve this problem, it's like the BIOS got stuck in the last configurations before plugging the DVD drive in. (The Boot menu still showing that there's a USB booteable device even when it is not plugged in).

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

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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Hey,Im getting blinking Caps lock and light above pg up / end keys. No picture at all on either internal LCD or external monitor with VGA connection. No beeping sound at all. Fans turn on, battery light is stable, DVD player is working with green light etc.I already tried Hard reset / cleaning motherboard and cpu + applying new thermal paste / booting without battery / different ram sticks on different slots etc usual fixes with no luck.Code is 2 blinks on both caps lock and numlock then 3s pause and again 2 blinks, i looked from HP site that it means bios corruption and just tried to do Restoring of bios with Windows + B + Power key multiple times, Laptop continues blinking for 10s and reboots and starts blinking again either 2 blink code or continuous blink ( cpu failure ). but 90% of time its blinking 2x and then few second pause. I tried make bootable bios update usb following this link:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833Only found winflash files for dv6 2007so downloaded those and installed, it wont start hp bios update utility which should give option to make bootable usb with bios file.After isntalltion is just opens insyde bios flash program.... and asks me to flash bios.So how can i make automatic bootable bios update with other computer?thx in advance


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A:How to make bootable bios flash USB/CD, with WINFLASH bios?

Download the latest HP PC Hardware Diagnostics 3-in-1 USB Key available in links below: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/pc-diags.html and create USB key and read the page 14 in "HP PC Diagnostics USB Key User Guide - Rev 5 (Mar 2015 Release) - English" document existing in USB key.

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I have a PC with an HP motherboard P5LP-LE, HP bios and on-board Intel video. I can't do anything with this bios as it is locked to an HP set-up. I would like to wipe out the HP and flash it with a bios that I could work with - adding a new CPU and load up XP or vista.
I'm not sure what's involved in doing this, so would appreciate any help I can get. Is this doable and what bios would I use to do so?

A:How to Flash Bios to Wipe HP BIOS Out

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I have old version A05 on my E6410 Bios. I tried to upgrade to A06, then I´d like to upgrade to A07, A09, and then to A13, because i need to have the A09 installed before install A13.
I`ve downloaded all the versions, but the problem is that the Dell BIOS Flash window does not start !!!
I need help please

A:Can`t Upgrade Dell E6410 Bios - Dell BIOS Flash window does not work

Well, i follow the folowing steps from this forum (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19413136/19971740.aspx#19971740):
1. Install UNetbootin from synaptic2. Run it and create a FreeDOS USB key.3. Copy the exe BIOS update file to the USB key from inside ubuntu.4. Reboot into BIOS setup and change the boot order to boot from USB5. Boot into a live freedos session. * The USB key will offer to install freedos on your hard disk. DONT - that is ubuntucide!* Don't use himem or or that other memory thingywhatsit - just straight freedos6. C: 7. dir8. run the update
And i could install the Bios Upgrade. Now are upgraded to A13.
Aniway something is wrong,because from windows OS, the installer does not start !!! 

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Is the B50-70 a 64 bit UEFI BIOS? System Info does not mention if it is 32 bit UEFI BIOS or 64 bit UEFI BIOS.I know the motherboard is UEFI and I know Windows is 64 bit. model 20384B50-70 

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Is the Dell Vostro 400 (my computer) and Toshiba T135 (my laptop) legacy BIOS or UEFI?

Note: I have not yet updated the BIOS because I'm too lazy to do so and because it is not required.


Hello Computer,

Here's a quick way to tell what mode you are using.

BIOS Mode - See if Windows Boot in UEFI or Legacy Mode

Hope this helps,

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Reset password BIOS Options 03-24-2017 10:19 am Product name: HP EliteBook 8740 watts Operating system: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit) After reinstalling the system Windows 10 from a bootable USB stick in BIOS mode from UEFI to enter BIOS settings requires a PASSWORD which I never set. Please tell me how to deal with this. I have a laptop HP EliteBook 8740 watts. BIOS : HP68CAD Ver.F.60 10.11.2015 How to disable the password prompt ?

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Hi, as shown in the title i want to upgrade my bios and add HP UEFI  

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Chiedo scusa di questa mia intrusione,  ma non ho trovato altro modo per una forma di contatto con il tuo sito relativo ad un problema che non riesco a comprendere , pur non essendo digiuno del tutto di " maneggi " al computer.Win 8.1 : pur avendo seguite le necessarie procedure per entrare nel bios -uefi, arrivato all'ultima schermata , quando arriva la dicitura " riavvia " che dovrebbe consentire l'ingresso nel bios , il sistema torna alla pagina di apertura !!!Questo mi impedisce, in caso di problemi, l'avvio da cd per un eventuale nuova istallazione !!Ti sarei molto grato se mi fornissi un tuo esperto parere.


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Hello together, i have a problem with our System X3650 M4 Server, Machinetype Model: 5462G2G. I downloaded an imm and an uefi update file from the lenovo website.First i updated imm through the imm2 website remotly.Update did go as planned, i restarted th imm2 and after about 5 minutes the new imm2 was working an accessible,Then i tried to update the uefi bios from version 1.01 to 2.31 , also via the IMM2 -> Servermangement -> Server Firmware -> Firmware upgrade option.I Uploaded the new file lnvgy_fw_uefi_tce128i-2.31_anyos_32-64.upd, then started the upgrade process. It went through fine, and after the sucess information i was prompted to restart the OS.After 30 minutes, the server was still in System State = running in uefi mode.When i checked back to the server management -> Server firmware rab, it said UEFI Primary, Status pending, Version 2.31.Then i "powered off" the server, and restarted it 5 minutes later. All status boxes are green, but system status is still in "system running in UEFI " Mode, it wont start with the OS (VMware) Does anyone have an idea how to fix the problem. The Server also has a secondary bank with the old bios version  1.01 , how can i switch back to this backup BIOS? Many thanks in advance, i am getting a bit desperate here. The server should be operational tomorrow morning again.

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I'm expecting delivery later in the week of my new laptop. I selected Windows 7 Professional option as installed OS but OEM are including Windows 8.1 Professional media, as well.

Not sure how this works, but I'm wondering if I will have UEFI or bog-standard BIOS to contend with for firmware interface.

Does a standard exist for this, or is it down to OEM requirements.


We would need to know the exact model laptop you are receiving to know what BIOS you will be getting. UEFI is the most likely (if new) but it depends on how new/old your laptop is.

Is the new laptop the one you added info for in the system specs or is that the PC you're using now?

If its not the new one, please post which Laptop/model you're getting

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As the heading says how to know my Bios has Uefi boot or legacy boot??

A:Is my BIOS Legacy or UEFI?

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Help me, i'm italian and have a problem with my pc. Please helps meAs the title, I can not get into the UEFI bios, startup I press the "esc" button appears (http://support.hp.com/doc-images/579/c03384542.jpg) on the screen click UEFI setting but nothing happens, I also tried from here (http://support.hp.com/doc-images/709/c04281260.jpg) but don't appears UEFI settings. Helps me!!!

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My machine is 2 1/2 years old and due a bit of an upgrade and tidy up. Only hardware upgrade this time will be replacement of the C: drive with an SSD. I'll be doing a full OS & SW re-install rather than cloning what I've got now, so I'm checking for the latest drivers etc to use.

Looking at the BIOS upgrades available for my MB (Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3) I see that the latest is a UEFI version dated March 2013. I am wondering if it is worth flashing this - what benefits would I see from this new interface? I'd appreciate some advice please?

A:UEFI BIOS upgrade

I'll be doing a full OS & SW re-install rather than cloning what I've got now

IMO, this typically provides better results with fewer hassles in the long run - though it can take longer to tweak the system to how you like it.

so I'm checking for the latest drivers etc to use.


You need to be 200% positive (then check again) to make sure this update is for the same motherboard you have. And not just the model number, but the revision number too. That board has two, Rev 1 and Rev 2. Do NOT mix them up!

Understand, a BIOS update does NOT install a new interface. An interface is a hardware device. The update may install a new driver for the interface, however.

My philosophy with BIOS updates is don't update! Not unless (1) the update addresses a problem I am currently experiencing, (2) the update addresses a security issues (rare), or (3) to fix a corrupt BIOS (also rare).

I also suggest you note the "Warning!" from Gigabyte's BIOS Update download page where it says,

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.

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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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Hello, I am hoping someone can help me with a question regarding a deployment of Windows 10 on a network. All of the machines are currently running 64bit Windows 7 with BIOS. The plan is to upgrade all systems to Windows 10 with UEFI. The BIOS is not protected with a password, so access shouldn't be a problem. What I'd like to do is write a script that can convert the BIOS to UEFI on the systems. Does HP have a utility that would do such a thing? Is this a command line utility that can be scripted? If yes, can it be run in WinPE? Any advice on this would be much appreciated. The thought of manually going into the BIOS on hundreds/thousands of machines to change the configuration does not sounds like fun. Thanks!

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I have two options (CSM) or (UEFI) in my Toshiba Laptop BIOS. When I select UEFI the computer will not boot. I tried to get Toshiba's tech support to explain this to me but besides not speaking english I did not get a clear answer.

If anyone has the time and knowledge to explain this option and it's uses in simple terms I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank You


When CSM (Compatibility Support Module) is enabled it allows a modern EFI based PC to operate in a Legacy BIOS mode.

This allows for your operating system to be installed and run from a traditional MBR (Master Boot Record) disk and the advanced features of the EFI system are disabled.

Switching to UEFI mode enables the EFI system. UEFI PCs usually use the GPT file table, which includes a hidden SYSTEM partition and a Windows SYSTEM RESERVED partition.

I am assuming that what you meant to say is that with UEFI enabled Windows will not start, not that the PC will not boot. (If the PC did not boot you could not get into the BIOS settings to change it back.)

I believe that this is because Windows was installed in legacy BIOS mode. I believe that to run in UEFI mode you would need to reinstall Windows or make some alterations to the startup process. I do not know if Startup Repair would help in this case. Perhaps someone else here will know this and comment.

These systems are relatively new. I do not own one yet, so I have not had the opportunity to play with one to get hands on experience. What I know is what I've read.

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I have windows 8.1 installed on 120gb ssd. I also have a 1tb HDD too. So I was trying to install Hackintosh/Linux when I noticed that the System Reserved partition was on my HDD instead of the SSD. So, I used easybtc to migrate my boot files to my SSD. I deleted the system reserved partition. Now I want to convert my BIOS to UEFI. I have Z87 pro mobo.

I tried this tutorial: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...n-to-uefi.aspx

But it seems to be geared at the C drive, where I don't have room for that 350mb as disk utility wont let me shrink it.

Edit: would downloading a third party partitioner, shrinking C about 350mb, or whatever is the minimum, and then use that new space as described in the guide work?

A:Convert BIOS to UEFI

If you have Windows 7 installed, & two HDD's, you can clone Legacy to UEFI.
Migrate BIOS x64 install to UEFI. Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

The above is for Windows 7 x64, Paragon 14 has a app for Windows 8/8.1.

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I have a p7-1380t that has fans running, power light on, no beeps, and nothing on screen.  Tried clearing CMOS and removing all drives and battery.  Nothing.  Seen significant discussion online about this issue with the Joshua motherboard being corrupted switching to Windows 10 or back to 7.  Is there a way to restore original BIOS/UEFI.  I noticed a jumper labled "Bios Recovery".   Is there a solution or is the board toast?

A:BIOS/UEFI corruption

Hi, The BIOS is protected when switching operating systems so that item can be taken off the plate. The "BIOS Recovery" function requires special flash tools and should only be used by a trained HP service professional. Remove the CMOS battery and check it with a volt-ohm-meter. If in doubt, just replace it.  It's a $4 item.

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Is the UEFI and/or the standard BIOS vulnerable to virus infection???

Over the past 2 weeks or so, I have first lost the ability to access UEFI (F12 during POST) and then 3 days ago I could no longer access BIOS (F2 during POST).

System boots and behaves normally.

If the chip set is vulnerable to infection, how does one ascertain that? No scanner I know of does that.

A:Solved: Bios (uefi)

After a couple of weeks working with Dell online, they sent a tech to my home and replaced the Motherboard and the keyboard. problem gone.

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