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{RESOLVED}Upgrading Bios

Q: {RESOLVED}Upgrading Bios

Hi, i am going to upgrade my award bios, i already recieved the floppy. Now directions say to enter BIOS CMOS setup, go to boot sequence and boot from Afloppy) first. Save settings and exit by pressing F-10.
I don't want to screw up so do i go to boot sequence: A,C,SCSI, and save and exit on setup page and press F-10 to exit.
Then I shutdown the system, insert floppy and reboot, so far, so good? I hope.
Now is there anything i need to do to backup in case of a bad install, if so what do i do? Does all the above seem correct also?
Thanks for any tips.
Bob

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Preferred Solution: {RESOLVED}Upgrading Bios

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I have a Dell Latitude D630. It has an admin password for the bios. Nothing is locked except for the settings. I can't change any of the settings in the bios. It lets me boot to windows just fine though. My question is, since I don't know that admin password for the bios, if I upgrade the bios firmware, will the admin password be deleted? Since I'm flashing the bios, I would think that all the settings will be lost. Is that the case?
 

A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?

What?

Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try ) http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612-109.html#post747024

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
 

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Hi,

I bought Windows 7 having come from Vista. However, there is a BIOS update for my system. The new BIOS update states: The BIOS updates the fan control algorithm of the system, and turns the fan on at low volume while your notebook PC is operational. If you are currently experiencing any symptoms on your notebook PC, please contact HP for support. It is located here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...340180&lang=en

I'd love to flash it but not sure if it will ruin my computer as it's more than likely not designed for flash when Windows 7 is on it or do you's know any better?

I also have 2 blue vertical lines going do the right hand side of the screen. I've seen loads of problems but no solutions. Has any fixed this HP problem?

Cheers folks!

A:Upgrading BIOS after Upgrading from Vista to 7

The BIOS is the stuff that happens BEFORE Windows starts to load.
Do you have issues with overheating or with the fan? If so, the BIOS update is for you.
Also, BIOS flashes are dangerous - and you can turn your computer into a paperweight by doing it incorrectly. In short, if it ain't broke - don't fix it!

The type of lines that you describe on your screen are usually caused by hardware issues. Send it in for repair if the system is under warranty. If not, then get an estimate from a local computer store - it may be cheaper to live with it.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/upgrading-bios-after-upgrading-from-vista-to-7-a-451070.html
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ERROR Message I get:

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Please help!
 

A:[Resolved] Upgrading AOL IM program - (move this if necessary)

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resolved-upgrading-aol-im-program-move-this-if-necessary.84601/
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My daughter has a Dell Inspiron laptop Her battery has died and I looked up the replacement battery but it states that I may have to upgrade the BIOS Upgrading BIOS for the battery to work The exact Upgrading BIOS battery info is as follows this is info from the original dead battery Battery LIP DLP Unique ID Sony Corp LIP DLP Chemistry LION Power state On Line Manufacturere Sony Corp I have never upgrade Upgrading BIOS flashed a BIOS but I know if it is done wrong you end up with a big paperweight I have searched on how to do this but all the sites were old and talked about copying the file to a floppy to run the program to flash the BIOS A good share of the computers today don t even have a floppy drive and I really don t want to install one or buy an external one just to do this Need some input on this if possible Thanks nbsp

A:Upgrading BIOS

You need to confirm this with the service tag from your daughter's computer, but there is a BIOS update that can be run from the hard drive.

http://support.dell.com/support/dow...0&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=-1&impid=-1

Go to http://support.dell.com and enter the computers service tag, and that will definitely lead you to the correct BIOS update.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-bios.774384/
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The purpose of reviving this computer is to give it to a friend who doesn't really have a computer, and I see this as a good alternative. I will also install Windows 2000 on this computer.

Now I heard that installing the incorrect BIOS software will completely DESTROY the motherboard and render it useless. Could someone point me to the correct software upgrade? I am not sure where to find the info for the BIOS either, such as the manufacturer.
 

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thanks for help.
I have awdflash.exe utility but not know how to use it.
 

A:upgrading ibm bios

If you Google;
BIOS how to make and model
that will give you a place to start.
as you provided us no info that will help us help you better...

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.htmlClick to expand...
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-ibm-bios.750173/
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1. Fix CPU VID cannot be adjusted when using certain CPU"

Is it POSSIBLE that this bios upgrade (Fix CPU VID) MIGHT correct that problem? I'm reluctent to flash my bios but if flashing the bios MIGHT correct the problem its worth a try.

FyrmnJ

A:Upgrading Bios

I flashed my Asrock bios a couple of times. They provide a very easy way to do it from within Vista/7.

Not sure about Asus - imagine it is the same.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/34955-upgrading-bios.html
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Thanks
Sharktress

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Why is this? I've read through over forums, but nothing seems to help in terms of changing the cables around etc, the drive is working as I managed to copy files onto it.
Please help, anyone?
 

A:Bios Upgrading

Likely an error in the download. Those BIOS updates are protected as much as possible from defects. If there is any chance of a problem, the BIOS install will not run, because it can permanently ruin the computer.
Suggest you run a new download when all this bad weather has stopped stiring up the internet.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-upgrading.75036/
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anyone know where i can get a bios update for this as well as how to backup my bios just in case of crash after flash thanks in advance hope you guys can help me out
 

A:need help on upgrading bios

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your cpu should run on an fsb of 166mhz(333mhz effective) Giving you a cpu speed of 2083mhz.

See HERE for AMD Athlon XP specs.

Check in your bios that the fsb is correct.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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A:Bios Upgrading...

If you can't install the drivers I would not attempt to flash the bios, you could make the PC that works fine, totally useless.

Are you trying to install the drivers from ASUS?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-upgrading.303588/
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A:Upgrading the BIOS

Try the motherboards web site.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrading-the-bios.130754/
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A:{RESOLVED}Getting into BIOS ...which keys other than Del ?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resolved-getting-into-bios-which-keys-other-than-del.91076/
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A:Yikes!!! Can't get into BIOS (RESOLVED)

OK- unplugged the 2nd (RAID) HD and now can access BIOS.

Read somwhere that a conflict with Hardware can cause black screen.

Andy

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A:{RESOLVED} Bios / Bootdisks

Okay Nevermind... I guess I should really try more stuff before i complain to you guys. I opened my box and took out my 5.25 drive and then connected the primary (I guess the connection which gives the letter assignment) connection to the 3.5" drive and then booted up and I was able to boot from floppy.

Thanks for having this forum so I can show everyone how big of an idiot I am

 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resolved-bios-bootdisks.32359/
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~Jim
 

A:{RESOLVED}How to flash BIOS

Hi Jim,
This link will help. Lots of good info about the BIOS and how to flash it -

http://freepctech.com/pc/001/006.shtml

edit : Just wanted to add this info. That site will definetely help, but one suggestion. If everything is working fine then donot change anything at all and leave as it is. If all you wanted to know is just how that process is done and what it will do that link will do the job
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resolved-how-to-flash-bios.96639/
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A:[resolved]Can't Boot or Get Into BIOS

reset the cmos and try
disconnect the cd and try
reseat the ram and try

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A:Upgrading BIOS for 7 upgrade?

download the bios update say to your desktop. then right click the file you just downloaded and run as admin. just follow the promps

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A:bios upgrading issues

Hi,Did you connect your machine to AC power when updating BIOS ? Please try a hard reset and see if it works.1. Power off your laptop2. Remove the a/c adapter, battery and everything that is attached to your laptop.3. Hold the 'POWER 'button down on your laptop for about 10 seconds.4. Plug in the a/c power supply (without battery) and power on. Note: You need to use AC power when udating BIOS.Regards.

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A:Dead Cpu....Upgrading Bios?

Axemanant said:


After ascertaining that it was compatible with my motherboard i bought an intel Core 2 duo E6750.
Click to expand...
How did you ascertain this...because there is no mention of E6750 support for that board on MSI's own site.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-cpu-upgrading-bios.1021794/
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A:Problems After Upgrading BIOS

A BIOS update should allow the detection of more types of CPU, not fewer. It almost sounds like the "newer" BIOS is actually older.

Can you post a link to the BIOS updates you used? What problem forced you to the drastic need to update the BIOS?
 

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A:Bios is looping, won't load XP[resolved]

Hey,

Hopefully you have your XP disc. Go into your BIOS and change your boot order to the CDROM first. Load from it and go into the Recovery console... you'll be prompted to press 'R'. Once you get into there and you get to the command prompt, type "fixmbr" without the quotation marks. I believe this should fix your problem. If it doesn't, let us know.

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A:{RESOLVED}Continues bios beep

have you tried just two of the memory chips
make sure all cables are fitted right you may have bumped something

it sounds like memory problem though
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resolved-continues-bios-beep.63051/
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The command.com is the boot part
The autoexec.bat and config.sys files are for autoloading drivers and commands (not required)

Quote from here: http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments.aspx?root=198&SLanguage=en-us




However, you will need to have AFLASH.EXE (unzipped) utiility and set the floppy drive as the boot drive. Then, type in the command [ FORMAT A:/S ] (without [] brackets) in DOS mode to create a boot disk. Do not keep AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files in it; Later on, choose item [1] ?Save Current BIOS to File (Save Existing BIOS to File) screen will appear. Then, when you see the query for filename appears, please insert a filename (eg. A:\XXX-XX.XXX ) and hit .Click to expand...

Here's your Drivers page (and bios too) again: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=A7V8X&SLanguage=en-us

Or use this way (preferred, in case you have mx and you don't know it)
Please press the green button, and select your drivers


Sorry, it seems you must do this twice, once here, then when you get to Asus support, click it again. This button uses JavaScript (which is enabled by default on most browsers)
 

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dear former druggie

What makes you think that resetting the bios is going to help you with this situation??

I can't see what benefit it would be. You need to get an OS install disk of some flavor.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resetting-upgrading-old-compaq-bios.358990/
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A:[Resolved] compaq with win 2000 pro bios question

For anyone else wondering, it's F 10 upon reboot.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/resolved-compaq-with-win-2000-pro-bios-question.270836/
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There may be a recovery procedure available
was the bios upgrade interupted at all ?

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Brick-Upgrading-Bios-HP-Pavilion-g6-2237sl-Notebook-amd-CPU/td-p/5620065
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Dear forum users,
I have a big problem as my Dell Inspiron15 3000 series laptp started to behave strangely since I updated the bios from the version on the dell drivers and support website. 

I upgraded to the V12 version Dell Inspiron 3442,3542,5748 System BIOS Version: A12 ,A12, when originally the laptop came with version A06. 

However, since the upgrade, my laptop battery drains after I have switched the laptop off. Therefore I'm having all kinds of issues starting the laptop in the morning and I am afraind this behaviour will lead to a disfunctioning laptop rather soon.
Downgrading the bios version to version A06 is not possible as the utility exists with the message that Dell doesn't recommend downgrading the BIOS version.
What can I do?

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19994104
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/blue-screen-error-please-help-is-upgrading-the-bios-really-needed.903517/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Video-Display-and-Touch/Strange-fatal-problem-with-upgrading-BIOS-HP-TouchSmart-610/td-p/5818111
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Brick-Upgrading-Bios-HP-Pavilion-g6-2237sl-Notebook-amd-CPU/td-p/5620063
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You need to install the Toshiba System Driver for Windows 10.
However the C660 doesnt appear to be in the supported list, so you may need to go into the BIOS instead.

Hold SHIFT during shutdown to stop Windows from entering Hybrid Suspend Mode. Keep on holding SHIFT until the power LED turns off.
The F2 BIOS message only appears if the notebook does a cold boot.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?83896-Satellite-C660-125-Unable-to-access-BIOS-after-Upgrading-to-Windows-10
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Bonjour moi j avais le m?m? problemme
alors ma solution c est une restauration du Pc avec les Cd de r?installation
pour info je pence que les pc ref satellite ne sont pas compatible avec Windows 10
Bien a vous Cdt

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?90044-Satellite-C850D-10W-Win10-upgrading-black-screen-bios-not-booting
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/windows-10-problems-after-upgrading-windows-7-in-bios-legacy/td-p/5835032
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A:BIOS virus/rootkit? - Unknown threat by AVG - "Bios Update\Award" folders, BS_Flash.sys, BIOS.sys and a dozen of m...

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/471088/bios-virusrootkit-unknown-threat-by-avg-bios-updateaward-folders-bs-flashsys-biossys-and-a-dozen-of-mostly-sys-files-appear-on-boot/
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Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/40228-upgrading-win-10-after-upgrading-incompatible-graphics-card.html
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A:system32 window resolved(RESOLVED)

Could you be more specific ? "system 32 window" doesn't really give us much.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/system32-window-resolved-resolved-132645.html
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A:Satellite Pro M30 Bios error Resource conflict - Edit bios setting or boot

Hi

I think the error ?edit bios setting? means that you should access the BIOS and should set the BIOS back to the default settings.

Please do this, save the settings and try to boot up!

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?36316-Satellite-Pro-M30-Bios-error-Resource-conflict-Edit-bios-setting-or-boot
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Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19984839
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A:Boots Directly To Bios setup, exiting cycles back to Bios

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/boots-directly-to-bios-setup-exiting-cycles-back-to-bios.926821/
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Hi WILSPEAK,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19682558
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/273065/bios-hang-unable-to-enter-bios-setup-after-running-fixmbr/
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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 update BIOS B590 failure! Lenovo BIOS FLASH! Black... for my problem Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system which also previously was Windows Ultimate x 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 Lenovo B590 BIOS update failure! BIOS FLASH! Black... 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 tryed resetting the bios by taking out the battery but nothing would work I would be really thankful if anyone would be kind enough to point me one way or another as i do not know what to do at all nbsp Around the webz i found some way of creating a bootable usb flash drive where i would put a compatible version of BIOS from the site and then install it onto the laptop but i do not quite know how to do that properly either as the software they are pointing me to wincrisis is not working by any means

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Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A - Model PSAA U- FH K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS so I didnt know what won't A105: Failed access now BIOS & BIOS Toshiba flash; boot no else to do but shut it off Now when Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot I Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot 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 complete I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows Other options available on this screen are Press F for System Settings and F for Boot Menu Pressing F results in a beep and the status bar changing to quot Please Wait quot but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait Pressing F doesnt do anything Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version Intel Calistoga CRB T A Reference BIOS VERSION MAK 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 C 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 Please feel free to let me know if you need any additional info from me Thanks so much in advance NorCalGirl Toshiba Laptop A - Model PSAA U- FH K Windows MCE SP I believe -bit GB RAM nbsp

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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