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Unable to update BIOS on HP ENVY Phoenix 810-140ea Desktop

Q: Unable to update BIOS on HP ENVY Phoenix 810-140ea Desktop

I am preparing to upgrade from Win to Win According to the HP Support site the BIOS should be upgraded before upgrading to HP ENVY 810-140ea Desktop update Unable on BIOS Phoenix to Win The BIOS currently installed as reported by msinfo is AMI nbsp According to the HP Support site page for my product the latest HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update ROM Family SSID AF software available is sp exe Version Rev A Aug I temporarily disabled my Antivirus Norton Security and exited ZoneAlarm Firewall Free and then attempted to download and install this new BIOS version using HP Download and Install Assisstant Recommended The download part suceeded and a cmd window launched and all operations displayed within it appeared to proceed without error After the cmd window closed the remaining dialogue window indicated that the BIOS update was also successful No automatic reboot occurred so I then closed that dialogue and manually rebooted After logging in again and re-running msinfo the BIOS version reported is unchanged at AMI To double check I rebooted Unable to update BIOS on HP ENVY Phoenix 810-140ea Desktop and used F to enter the BIOS At that level in System Information the BIOS version is reported as KAI v so it seems that the BIOS update to the new v Rev A in fact did NOT succeed nbsp What do I need to do to successfully update the BIOS to Version Rev A nbsp nbsp
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Please refer to the message below for information on how to remove your Dell laptop BIOS password. The information also applies to other manufacturers and summarizes a wealth of data collected from previous threads and thousand of posts related to this problem.

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A:Dell BIOS password removal. Read this first BEFORE posting.

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Click >Dell Support and System Information for a particular Service Tag

> Click > HP Live Chat, Drivers, Warranty and Support Information thread

> Click > Toshiba BIOS Setup / BIOS settings -- access instructions
Reset password on Satellite A205:
Reset password on Satellite A100 / A105:

Password types :

Power On Password (pop). this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while, and plugging it back in.

Supervisor/bios Password (svp). this requires reading the eeprom chip (8 leg or 14 leg) with an electronic device by using another pc's serial port or by paperclip method if model type available.

Hard Drive Password (hdp). this is usually tied to svp, but not all the time. it requires special software and a library of known manufacturer's password. but can be cracked either recovering the data or wiping the data.
Transfer of Product Ownership
International warranty contact phone numbers

Old closed threads, with lots of info:
Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07) (543 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008) (533 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008) (937 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009) (2200+ replies)


Dell Manuals :

DSTCD.iso : (Release date: 22-November-2005)

"Paperclip Procedure"
HTML Document:
PDF Document:

laptops unlocked:
Chip 24C02 24C04:
Dell IC Numbers:

SvcTag.exe : :
Command line Uses => asset /? (eg Asset /o for owner tag)
CmosPwd :

HP OldPass .zip includes:

[*] unlock6.exe (made in 1997)
[*] BIOS_PW.EXE (made in 2003)
[*] HDD_PW.EXE (made in 2003)

HP Oldpass2 .zip:
As above, made as a copy, using another Zip program

Dell Latitude .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)

Dell MasterPW .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)
How to use
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shiv said:

Hello friends
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ShivClick to expand...

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A:BIOS 'interact' with hard drive/OS files

The Boot sequence of a PC has this (legacy) sequence of events

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These are correct

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I'm going to have your thread moved to a more appropriate hardware forum. Consider the possibility tat the keyboard may be defective and you may have to replace it. That is no problem- I just replaced mine.

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gary szabo said:

I have a dell dimension 2400 running vista, pentium 4 pross. purchesed a dua core pross. I cant find a bios to work with my computer help.Click to expand...

Any files for your machine will be found here. -
If you need further assistance please feel free to start a new thread. This thread belongs to someone else. By the way, welcome to TechSpot!
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astar master said:

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I would exit and maybe try again. Thats the download phase which has nothing to do with the actual update process. The download will complete, before any attempts to update will begin. Updating the BIOS can be very risky, updating would never be handicapped by possible problems of downloading.
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Have you tried contacting HP concerning it?