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Upgrading BIOS quick question

Q: Upgrading BIOS quick question

Hi all,

I have an old HP G6000 laptop that I have wiped, put XP on and replaced the faulty Wifi card inside it.

The laptop is not detecting the card, not even as an unknown device in device manager and I was wondering if updating the BIOS would help?

The problem is, the HP site only lists BIS upgrades for Vista and I was wondering if I could upgrade the BIOS using the Vista upgrade or do I need to use an XP one?


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A: Upgrading BIOS quick question

I'd check the BIOS to see if something didn't reset or become disabled, first off.
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My understanding is, as the word implies "Dual"
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A:Quick Question on Upgrading Hardware

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


Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

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A:Upgrading BIOS after Upgrading from Vista to 7

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A:Upgrading Bios

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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: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.
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dear former druggie

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

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The is the boot part
The autoexec.bat and config.sys files are for autoloading drivers and commands (not required)

Quote from here:

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:

Or use this way (preferred, in case you have mx and you don't know it)
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Quote: Originally Posted by mikamika

So my 3rd day back on a PC and with windows 7.
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Quote: Originally Posted by mikamika

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Originally Posted by kiddieboy12

2 question

Is it possible to make a 6pin connecter, without a real one. like adding a 4 pin+2pin, something like that?

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12.0V 11.4V / 12.6V

Your +5V line is reporting a deviation from the nominal level of +37% in the first column and -28% in the second, both figures are well out of the tolerance ranges.
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How would one transport/store a stick of RAM, without damaging it with static etc. I have no static-proof bags, so that is not an option.


A:Very quick RAM question! :)

I keep ram just lying around at work and move it from point to point and I don't use static bags. I honestly wouldn't worry about it that much.
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is there any way to put a block on the admin account, or at least password protect it, or is that stopped by windows so you can get locked out.

A:just a quick question

Yes, logon as Administrator, go to User Accounts, select Administrator and Create Password. Create passwords for all other accounts as well.
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A:Quick HD Question..

Make sure the BIOS is set to boot off the sata drive before any ide drives. Then just plug it in, your motherboard likely still has 1 place to plug in an IDE drive, probably the CD/DVD. I'd set the CD DVD drive to Slave and set the hard drive to Master, but it really doesn't matter so long as one is Master and the other is Slave. You 'can' use Cable Select (CS) but I don't like to recommend that way.

If you don't have any IDE controllers on the motherboard you can buy an IDE controller card to go in a free PCI slot.

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I appreciate any answers. Thanks.


A:A quick question

The main computer has nothing to do with your wireless laptop. You need antivirus protection on all computers. You might as well have a firewall as well.
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I think this is the right forum to ask this, if not, please move it to the correct one

Anyhow, I noticed when I turn on the computer sometimes, I get a black screen (the kind of screen you get when the monitor is working but the computer isn't) that says Monitor ok, check connection or something or other. I have to power down, and then I power up again, and the screen is gone.

Is this normal? If not, what causes it?

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A:vcd?just a quick question

The max for VCD burning onto a dvd is 700mb. You can't burn raw avi's onto that because they take up alot more space. The quality is about the same as VHS tape. I would recommend that you consider buying a DVD rw (they are very cheap), converting your files to mpegs and burn to DVD.
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