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From t1100 to fx8350, flashed BIOS

Q: From t1100 to fx8350, flashed BIOS

Hi,

as the topic states I think of making a move from my old t1100 to FX8350.
Tricky part is that I need to flash my BIOS to make the old AM3 plank support AM3+.

MB, m4atd89gt. And current BIOS is the stock BIOS 1006. The BIOS that I'm updating to is a 3029.
Has someone of you fellow techspotters tried this already? Were the results satisfying, or just infinite amount of crashing? Which I'm just a little afraid of when making the change.

Any advice for such activity?
And yes, I know they are AMD proceccors

cheers
m

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The result was the loss of the BIOS data and CrashFree BIOS3 will not recover. The process just yields a a screen stuck at "Reading BIOS file P5BD.ROM"

I am now using an old socket 478 3.20E on a BioStar M900-M4 board.

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A:Flashed my BIOS

The board isn't what is toast! The bios should have been backed up first in case of a bad flash.

The solution for seeing that mess corrected would likely be shipping the board into Asus and have them reflash the bios with the latest version for a price along with S & H fees. The total would likely be about what you paid for the Biostar board you're running now at $25 plus.

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A:flashed bios, win won't boot

Go back to the old BIOS.
 

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A:BIOS Flashed not working now!!!! need help!!!

Clear your CMOS with the CMOS clear jumper. Look in your motherboard manual.
If that doesnt work, i think your motherboard might be broken and you will need a new one.
 

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A:Flashed BIOS and can't boot

You either installed the incorrect BIOS, or did not give it adequate time to fully install.
read carefully the full description of how to install the BIOS at the website for your computer brand and model. Then attempt a removal, if allowed... usually that is not allowed.
Get advice from the tech support for your computer, as a great many computers are ruined by an incorrectly installed BIOS.
 

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A:Flashed wrong bios

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A:Flashed Bios now Black Screen

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Was this a private party seller? Or was it from a Reputable Reseller. Either way if you recieved a component that did not match the advertised auction item, you need to contact ebay. If from a professional shop or supplier, ebay may help you recoup your loss or obtain the advertised item. If from a private seller, it may only get as far as giving the seller a bad rating or banned from selling on ebay.
 

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What was the problem and did the bios update claim to fix it?
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
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A:Flashed New Bios, Now Computer Wont Boot. Please Help!!!

Welcome to TSF....

How to perform a Repair Installation of Windows? XP.

Two things are needed here, just a bit of old technology, an ink pen and a piece of paper to write down any special settings that might have to be changed back after the repair-installation is completed.

Please Note: Performing a "Repair Installation" in this manner should not delete any Personal Files, it should 'repair' the core of the installation but to be safe with your data you should follow the next two paragraphs.

You might have to remove the hard drive from this computer and install it in another computer as a slave drive and after it is able to be accessed by Windows on that computer you will have to manually backup all of your important data that you have to another media like CD-R's, DVD or external hard drive. Then when this is done return it to the original computer as a master drive on the primary IDE cable. and do the following:

REGISTRY WARNING :

The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible. :

Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT and you would use this to backup the registry after running the repair-install procedure successfully.

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

(Remember to always keep a backup of two things: Your registry, and your data. You will never be sorry. ]

(The Windows? XP CD WILL be required for this procedure.)
( Recovery discs are NOT recommended with this procedure.)

A good set of instructions for doing a Repair-Installation are found on the following page and print out the pages of the site for reference further instructions on Slipstreaming Windows XP Home or Pro with any of the service packs are provided also other additional links that might be needed.

Please read the whole page on this web site to familiarize yourself with the procedure and all of the Warnings

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
The following links are provided for reference incase they are needed.

How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed. ]

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/917964

(How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install with IE6 Installed. ]

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Just be attentive and follow all of the on-screen prompts.

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I hope that this cures your woes.

Post back with the results, and if there are any other queries/concerns.

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Welcome to TechSpot.

The answer is NO. Get another mobo if you don't like it's BIOS.
 

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A:Has anyone flashed a BIOS on an Acer Aspire Laptop?

I have an aspire 5935g and did update the bios successfully within windows but must admit that was long before signing up here and reading endless people saying not to do it that way, however it worked out fine in my case. I think the consensus is to only flash the bios if it provides a fix you need.

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Latitude self-healing option which didn’t work.
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A:Flashed wrong BIOS (E6410A16) on a Latitude E4310

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Is it possible to rollback the bios? I am having problems with Help and Support displaying the correct information since I got my laptop back. HP stated that they repaired and upgraded the laptop. I just want it back to the way it was. I just purchased this is July, and the bios version is for August 28th (according to their website).

If anyone can help me I would sincerely appreciate it. I do not want to cause damage, so I would like some instruction.

Thanks for anyone that can help me out.
 

A:Roll Back Bios (after HP Flashed to newer version without asking me) Ticked @ HP

The only recommendation I can make is that you take it back to HP. If it doesn't work properly you have a right to get them to fix it. For free!
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/roll-back-bios-after-hp-flashed-to-newer-version-without-asking-me-ticked-hp.86907/
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A:Gigabyte GA-K8ns-939 bios flashed, doesn't startup anymore

Try the other options in this Q&A:

My computer has failed to start up, its power LED, case and processor fans, and the reset button don't work. Is this caused by a motherboard failure? -

http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/MotherboardProblems.htm#failed

Do the fans work properly?

If they do, also test the RAM with a utility such as Memtest86
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/gigabyte-ga-k8ns-939-bios-flashed-doesnt-startup-anymore.38342/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/tested-ram-flashed-bios-hd-diagnostic-utility-all-good-and-still-cant-boot-xp.191082/
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A:Dual-booting nightmare: XP & 7, flashed BIOS, now boot-up is borked:

Are your Win7 boot files on the Win XP HD or Win7 HD?

Attachment 79134

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/91758-dual-booting-nightmare-xp-7-flashed-bios-now-boot-up-borked.html
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A:lsi logic 20320 u320 pci scsi card - flashed incorrect bios, card will not work now

I would say you are probably hosed, unless you can get ahold of another card that may be damaged in some other way and have someone really good to swap the chips.
 

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A:Anyone flashed " 88PCPA20 " BIOS to their Biostar mobo?

should I just leave it as is for now?Click to expand...

Unless you have a specific problem that a new BIOS is supposed to fix, I would leave it alone for now.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/anyone-flashed-88pcpa20-bios-to-their-biostar-mobo.157791/
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A:ram problems with the emachine t1100. help!!!

Depending on the number of memory slots, try combinations of 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 2-3 or 2-4.
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A:Emachine T1100 memory problem

I think it is the RAM

from what it looks like, your RAM stick might be bad? Is there any way to test it inot another machine?

Sean
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/emachine-t1100-memory-problem.21285/
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A:Help with eMachines T1100 hard drive install

Hello,

What you are doing is a little annoying. Normally cloning the disk may not as the HDD has not the same digital signature thus making BIOS problem and boot problem. The best thing I will recommend you to do is to backup all your files, drivers, setups and install the two hard drive in the sequence you desire and then make a clean install of Windows XP and then copy back everything.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-with-emachines-t1100-hard-drive-install.142538/
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A:AMD FX8350 Overheating while gaming

It shouldn't be that high when idle even with stock cooler. Either there is a problem with contact to heatsink or motherboard measuring the CPU temp wrong. Waiting for experienced builders' comments.

Tried loading optimized defaults? Is the fan spinning?

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A:Flashed wrong firmware

Many times you can't back flash firmware because the incorrect firmware can't be overwritten.

If the burner is no longer operable, you'll just need to purchase a new burner.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/flashed-wrong-firmware.875457/
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A:Command prompt flashed once

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A:Flashed a x800 sucessfully, but should i keep it

Is the core or memory running at a higher clock speed? If so, you might run into heat crashes and/or significantly reduce the life of your card. I know the stock heatsink and fan on the GTO's is a lot smaller than the x850. If you really didn't gain the use of the extra 4 pixel pipes then I would return it to stock.
 

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A:BSOD Flashed Then PC rebooted

Hello,

Try disconnecting your CD/DVD drive for the time being.
Code:
Event[28]:
Log Name: System
Source: cdrom
Date: 2011-07-22T22:04:57.238
Event ID: 51
Task: N/A
Level: Warning
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: James-PC
Description:
An error was detected on device \Device\CdRom0 during a paging operation.

Code:

Built by: 6002.18327.x86fre.vistasp2_gdr.101014-0432
Debug session time: Fri Jul 15 22:51:49.103 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 2 days 18:39:58.668
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Ntfs.sys
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!KeReleaseSemaphore+13 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: firefox.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xA_nt!KeReleaseSemaphore+13
BiosReleaseDate = 02/24/2009
SystemProductName = Inspiron 530
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 6002.18327.x86fre.vistasp2_gdr.101014-0432
Debug session time: Tue Jul 12 04:37:18.897 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:54.740
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!NtOpenKey+0 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1
PROCESS_NAME: services.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x1_SysCallNum_bd_nt!NtOpenKey+0
BiosReleaseDate = 02/24/2009
SystemProductName = Inspiron 530
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 6002.18327.x86fre.vistasp2_gdr.101014-0432
Debug session time: Fri Jul 22 21:59:50.992 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 6 days 2:07:23.538
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Ntfs.sys
*** ERROR: Symbol file could not be found. Defaulted to export symbols for fltmgr.sys -
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for aswMonFlt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for aswMonFlt.sys
Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs+b775 )
PROCESS_NAME: firefox.exe
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x24
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: NULL_CLASS_PTR_DEREFERENCE
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x24_Ntfs+b775
BiosReleaseDate = 02/24/2009
SystemProductName = Inspiron 530
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I have a Dell XPS 8100 with windows 7 home premium.
I've not added any new hardware or software.
Is there a way to make it stay up longer to see what it is if this should continue to happen?
If it should continue to happen any suggestions on how to fix it?
Thanks

A:[SOLVED] BSD - flashed too quickly

hi,

Start computer then after dell screen start tapping f8 and choose disable automatic restart on system failure. the message should stay their. then do this http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html and post it here BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs - Tech Support Forum

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A:I think I accidentally flashed my hard drive

When booting, try holding all 4 directional keys at the same time to possibly regain your bios settings. As a last resort, Asus will restore the bios for a fee.

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Hi,
I've just flashed my bios and everything seemed fine, but Sandra reports that the core voltage is higher than rated maximum: in the bios it is 1.5 but Sandra reports core voltage @ 1.550v

CPUz reports highest @ 1.540v

The options to adjust cpu voltage/frequencies adjustments are not displayed in the bios.

Should I be concerned ? (please excuse my ignorance).

Intel core voltage ratings are on: http://www.intel.com/support/process.../cs-008016.htm - but I can't identify which is my CPU.

I have also updated my intel Inf drivers, could this be at fault ?

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A:Motherboard Flashed - Is Vcore Voltage Correct ?

Your voltage is fine. I believe they both get it from the chip on your mobo, but not positive. I use Mother Board Monitor 5, or the builtin Asus program

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f15/motherboard-flashed-is-vcore-voltage-correct-74912.html
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A:ATI 1900xtx stuttering after screen flashed white

What wattage psu are you using?? That could be the culprit too.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ati-1900xtx-stuttering-after-screen-flashed-white.50630/
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A:help!! flashed my linksys WRT54G version with tomato 1.27 and cannot access GUI

what password are you using? Sometimes different linksys models have different things.

Did you try:

User: admin
Password: admin

User:admin
Pasword: password or password1

http://www.vistax64.com/network-sharing/262018-help-flashed-my-linksys-wrt54g-version-tomato-1-27-cannot-access-gui.html
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A:Weird black Command box flashed on computer screen

Happened just once?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/438996/weird-black-command-box-flashed-on-computer-screen/
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A:1900xt vid card flashed to 1900xtx...now no video on boot up HELP!

fixed it
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/1900xt-vid-card-flashed-to-1900xtx-now-no-video-on-boot-up-help.446661/
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A:screen flashed green, event viewer says explorer crash

Hi xraiderv ^_^ ,

This is a thread related to BSOD Debugging, so you would be getting better help in the General Support section but I can try to help you out.

Visit this link :- Windows 8 DLL File Information - Windows.Media.Streaming.dll

It will give you the list of components required for this DLL to work properly. Please follow this guide to verify the Windows Files and see if the problem gets sorted or not :-

How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files

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A:ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Rev1.01 Flashed 1009 to 1013 No Windows & Now NO drive C?/

Solved problem. If anyone has same problem follow link below for some information that may be useful.

http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/windows-xp-wont-load-after-bios-flash-v1013-vt60728.html
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/asus-a7n8x-e-deluxe-rev1-01-flashed-1009-to-1013-no-windows-now-no-drive-c.28709/
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A:Random Program/Window Freezes - Formatted/Flashed/Memtested..- freezes still persists

These sound like hardware issues. Please run these free, bootable diagnostics:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html (read the details at the link)




Post back with the results and we'll move on from there.
It won't hurt to run MemTest again - but I wouldn't put a priority on it.

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error key no:
Bccode:1aBcP1:00041z84 BcP2:75A84000 BCP3:0000012B BCP4:C0503000
osver:5_1_2600 SP:1_0 product:256_1
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/system-reboots-and-a-security-warning-as-serious-error-is-flashed.364753/
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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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A:Monitor flashed Black from time to time

Under display adapters in device manager, is your 6800 M listed as the adapter? I ask because I'm sure it has to be a moblle graphic card and requires a specific moble driver inf file. Which you should beable to get from Dell with your service tag. If it is listed as a VGA then you definetly need the proper driver.

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My Sat M30 laptop start with an bios error. The error says "Resource conflict, edit bios setting or boot" If select "boot" computer hangs before windows completely starts. I remove the wi-fi and the modem module and the same error appears. I can't upgrade the bios because the windows don't start. The bios version is 1.7. The laptop is UK version. If select "edit bios", bios start but I can't find any resource management.

Thanks

(sorry for my english, I am from Spain)

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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My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
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Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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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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Thank you.

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A:BIOS Hang, unable to enter BIOS Setup after running FIXMBR

This sounds more like a BIOS = hardware issue. Since you have been inside the case it is possible something got nudged loose. Re-seat your memory and video card if it is an add-on.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/273065/bios-hang-unable-to-enter-bios-setup-after-running-fixmbr/
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Thanx
Ryan
 

A:(solved) Shuttle AI61 messed up bios, where do I find a bios bin file?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-shuttle-ai61-messed-up-bios-where-do-i-find-a-bios-bin-file.186055/
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Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?92875-BIOS-amp-boot-issue-Portege-Z930-requests-BIOS-password
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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
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/toshiba-a105-failed-bios-flash-now-no-bios-access-wont-boot.152342/
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A:Boots Directly To Bios setup, exiting cycles back to Bios

Have you tried another keyboard?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/boots-directly-to-bios-setup-exiting-cycles-back-to-bios.926821/
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A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
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3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
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6. Restart.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/296679-windows-7-stuck-bios-cannot-enter-bios-change-boot-media.html
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A:Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

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.
Do reach back for any query.
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19682558
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A:Fan works like a helicopter-BIOS update is blocked BIOS vers...

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Fan-works-like-a-helicopter-BIOS-update-is-blocked-BIOS/td-p/5829795
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A:UEFI BIOS firmware restart doesn't boot to BIOS

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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/37128-uefi-bios-firmware-restart-doesnt-boot-bios.html
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A:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.

Hi,

Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers

Please navigate to:

Start> Control panel> Swith to icon view> device manager.
Look under "Display Adapters"

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Cheers

Dave

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/290427-problems-nvidia-gpu-post-bios-system-bios-update.html
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A:Flashing BIOS - ROM file does not match existing BIOS size

Kevin someone in the other thread asked what size PSU you have now I am not sure what you have hooked up but one way you can check what size PSU you need (for starters) because what you have looks to be a tad on the small size at 450W - eXtreme Power Supply Calculator - The only power supply calculator trusted by PSU manufacturers and computer enthusiasts

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Hello

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A:AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS/flashing BIOS?

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.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/amd-dual-core-processors-updating-bios-flashing-bios.43233/
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A:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/165700-gpu-bios-showing-up-before-mobo-bios-slowing-boot-up-time.html
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A:Bios Upgrade on HP Envy 750-170se CTO bios family 2b4b

@FrozenGamer? If your PC takes 3 minutes to boot in a factory condition then you should contact HP support. If your PC is less than 21 days old then quickly return it.  Without any modifications, your PC should be booting up in less than 30 seconds. I haven't seen any official HP posted information that supports NVMe m.2 SSDs.  Run the HP Support Assistant and see if it picks up a later BIOS update. HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.  

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Bios-Upgrade-on-HP-Envy-750-170se-CTO-bios-family-2b4b/td-p/5585600
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Thanks in advance :-)

A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

See if entering the command manually makes a difference in how it starts up

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/343868-i-cant-access-bios-settings-because-bios-assumes-windows-resuming.html
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/W520-BIOS-version-missing-and-incorrect-BIOS-version-displayed/td-p/3347409