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help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00

Q: help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00

hi there, i am fixing a friends old computer and the hdd was stuffed so i got a new maxtor diamondmax 9 for it. although once installing it i found out that it would only run in udma2 mode (checked it in another computer and it ran at full udma6)
so i suspect that the current bios cannot support udma5 or 6, so i am looking for a bios upgrade for it.
the bios string is 6A69RPRDC-00, the number on the actual motherboard is 35-C960-00-05
thanks for any help, i am really hoping i can make this board work at udma5 at least and not have to settle for udma2.
thanks again
-Moltenz

ps. i just found this
AM-960
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
at http://www.plasma-online.de/english/identify/serial/mainboard/mb_aristo.html
if that is any help.

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A: help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00

WOW..............

Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)

I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).

You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
Try WWW.driverguide,com

You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.

otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-with-updating-bios-cannot-find-bios-upgrade-6a69rprdc-00.42513/
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My PC crashes frequently and the blue screen mentions to update BIOS as one way to prevent the crashes
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A:Problem updating BIOS, can't find update from manufacturer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have you tried the Fujitsu/Siemens website?

You will need to enter the serial number into the search options.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/problem-updating-bios-cant-find-update-from-manufacturer.83881/
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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.
 

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A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19988802
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997/t/19988802
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@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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Hi

Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.

But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
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A:Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Pan761,
 
The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
 
Now there should be no problems with it's  installation.
 
Regards,

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-g500s-bios-updating-problem-While-updating-it-says-that/td-p/2184877
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Unless there is a specific problem you're trying to fix, and you know for certain that the BIOS upgrade will fix that, do NOT do a BIOS update. This is nothing like apps version updates or driver updates. If something goes wrong during the BIOS update, your machine is turned into an electric brick.

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ocir, your motherboard site shows that the latest bios is:
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A:Need Help Updating BIOS

be extremely careful when updating the BIOS. Not completing the BIOS flash will render your motherboard a paperweight. You will then have to send it in to get the BIOS reburned on the EPROM.

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LET IT RUN ITS FULL COURSE. DO NOT INTERRUPT.

also SAVE your OLD BIOS. Most BIOS flash programs have this option. Save it to another floppy disk. You might need it if you run into problems.
 

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You can try a compatible graphics cardhttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Official-list-of-supported-graph... Or check with the manufacturer of the card

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http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=120976&posted=1#post120976
 

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A:Updating BIOS

Check the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site to see if there is a firmware update for the BIOS. If there is read the notes to see if you think that the fixes or improvements are worth it. Updating the firmware is doing a brain transplant so in the unlikely event that something goes wrong there will probably be no recovery.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.1118567/
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The best rule to follow is,if it is work OK it doesn't need updating.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.676954/
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Please explain what is going on with this computer.
 
Does it run at all?
 
What makes you believe your BIOS is infected?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/580857/updating-bios/
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http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments_content.aspx?no=546&SLanguage=en-us

http://support.asus.com/technicaldocuments/technicaldocuments_content.aspx?no=541&SLanguage=en-us
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.488201/
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A:I need help with updating my BIOS?

You go to the Soyo website and download the BIOS for your exact model of motherboard (looks like a SY-K7VEM Pro). Soyo also provides instructions how to actually flash the BIOS.

Do you really have to upate your BIOS? One false step and your motherboard may become a useless slab with colorful bits on it.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/i-need-help-with-updating-my-bios.42581/
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_________________________

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A:Need help on updating my BIOS

The file is on your floppy. Just look at the contents with the dir command or browse the thing in Windows or whatever.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/need-help-on-updating-my-bios.41839/
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Is there a web site where I can go to that can scan for the correct updated biosClick to expand...

Don't know if anything like that exists. Why not just go to www.dell.com, Support section, and see if there is a BIOS update for that machine? Use the Service Tag for easier searching.

and possibly scan the laptop and let me know what else needs to be updatedClick to expand...

Dell may do that. Reinstall Vista (or Recover to factory defaults) if that was not done and then get and install the latest drivers from Dell's site. Install the chipset first.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.1117022/
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A:Help updating BIOS

Bear in mind that if you screw up a BIOS update, it's very easy to turn your pc into a doorstop.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/394541-help-updating-bios.html
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Hi,

Its a good idea to be cautious. Please check on your motherboard to see whether its a Rev. 4.1. If it is, then that is indeed the BIOS to download and install, and that is the correct site.

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You only have to update the BIOS if you have a problem with the machine. I wouldn't advise you to update the bios becaause you only update the bios if you have a instability problem that warrants a BIOS flash or installed newer hardware that supports the mother board but its unable to boot with the newer hardwareFor exampleI bought a newer CPU (AMD 6100FX) with a newer motherboard socket AMD 3+ but when i installed it it didn't boot up because the CPU was newer than the manufacturer motherboard bios so that warrants a BIOS update. I look up your board and you have some newer versions of the bios but the current bios only improve windows 8 compatibility. The bios is a cumulative update you have to read the documentation for the exact BIOS version because you cant really tell what changes in these updatesBIOS updating can be risky because if you have experience a power issue or event your computer can become a paper weight

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A:Updating BIOS

Depends on how old your bios are. If it's the last chance

Anyway here is link to your motherboard page
http://www.asus.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Pentiumpro/P2b/index.html

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.45366/
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kerlos28 You can NOT clock the RAM at speeds your processor will not support, and without specific model information of your PC, I can not see what speeds it will allow. So please follow these instructions:  Finding Your HP Product Model Number | HP® Customer Support We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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your help is really appreciated.

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A:Updating BIOS

You only choose one and that is usually the latest one.

That said, are you having a problem that you hope the BIOS update will fix? If not, see the warning:

"Warning:
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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A:Need BIG help with updating BIOS

Welcome to SevenForums,

Performance issues aren't necessarily fixed up updating the BIOS. You are running a fairly low-spec PC so I wouldn't expect the performance to be outstanding. What sort of issues are you having? There may be easier way to fix this.

That is the correct BIOS update - how are you flashing the BIOS?

Unfortunately, your machine supports a maximum of 2GB only.

Regards,
Golden

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Thanks
 

A:Updating Bios

Most new machines have updaters that run in Windows. If the file needs to installed from DOS, like a floppy, it can be installed from a bootable CD that boots into DOS, like the Win98 Boot CD Image that has had the BIOS files injected into its image.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.704846/
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A:Updating my BIOS

Try here, this is the driver page for your computer model number listed in your specs. Notice the OS says Vista but if its a BIOS update the only relevance of the OS is weather the flash utility will run in Windows 7. All the other drivers listed are for Vista. This could be the correct BIOS for your machine but a second opinion would be most welcome to confirm.

P.S Run at your own risk as we all know the risks of incorrect BIOS updates. Check the motherboard show to be P5LP-LE before flashing.

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A:BIOS Updating

The windows 8 BIOS file is the last one you could use. the .CAP is for mother board that came with Window 8 installed. You stated yours came with Windows 7 so as the Win 8 BIOS driver say's is only for Mother Board that came with windows 8.
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If your BIOS is infected overwriting it with the latest version of the real one will overwrite the problem. Most of these however render your PC useless to the point you cannot even boot. SOme of the names are Chernobyl, PE_CIH, Win95.CIH, Win32.CIH, W95/CIH.1003, CIH.Spacefiller
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.106742/
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A:Updating the BIOS?

Read the BIOS notes for the fixes it provides. I do not recommend updating the BIOS unless it has a fix for your issue.

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A:Updating Bios

Hello kunjikaly and welcome to Techspot.



While BIOS flashing can be done with CD ROMs on some newer motherboards, this is not recommended. This is because BIOS updating works at the core level of computing functions.Click to expand...

Taken from here by Tedster.

Regards Jase
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/updating-bios.88466/
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A:Updating...BIOS

best place is from the Motherboard manufacturers website.

wrs
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.270903/
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http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsuppor...g=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=PSG_I10480-31135

need the flash utility first
but yes confusing !!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-updating-bios.962154/
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A:Updating the Bios

Go to the Asus website and you should be able to find it according to the model # of your board. I wouldn't recommend updating the BIOS unless you are having problems though.
 

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A:Updating the BIOS

Bios updates are mutually exclusive (ie, you can only have one installed). I believe that most bios updates are cumulative so if you choose the newest one you should get both of these issues addressed.

http://www.vistax64.com/drivers/246438-updating-bios.html
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A:Updating BIOS

My thoughts:
1. The BIOS has been there since 2002, the squiggly lines appeared recently. ergo the BIOS has nothing to do with the squiggly lines.

2. The windows troubleshooters are as useful as tits on a bull.

3. If you are not experienced with BIOS upgrades be warned you can get into real trouble if anything goes wrong - possibly to the extent your PC never works again.

4. The majority of people NEVER upgrade their BIOS and their computers still seem to work OK.

Have a look at the download site where you get v1010 and see what the update is supposed to fix. Unless it says "fixes squiggly line problem" (and I'll bet good money it doesn't) it's not going to help you.

Let us know what kind of monitor and what kind of display card you have, because i think you have a hardware problem.

hth

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/21311/updating-bios/
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A:BIOS is not updating

We need the exact model number of the laptop and identification of the BIOS update you are trying to install. 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/BIOS-is-not-updating/td-p/5752493
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A:Updating BIOS

Did you reinstall windows after fitting that lot? If not, thats your problem.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/updating-bios.85795/
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A:updating bios, help

Is there a specific problem with your board that a BIOS update corrects? If not, I would leave it alone.

Here is a link from Abit that explains the flashing process in detail.

http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/download/guide.php

Additionally, it is reported that Abit ceased motherboard manufacture at the end of 2008. If you should encounter a problem with the flash and need to RMA the board you may or may not be able to do so. I would proceed with caution.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/abit-motherboard-exit-universal,6278.html

http://www.pcworld.com/article/155869/motherboard_manufacturer_abit_dead_sortof.html
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios-help.877131/
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A:Updating BIOS

http://www.asrock.com/mb/download.asp?Model=P4i65G
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.765731/
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A:BIOS updating

Unless the BIOS update corrects a problem that you're having, then I wopuld leave well alone. These updates are usually to enable the motherboard to support newer hardware such as processors. Since yours is a laptop, you wouldn't be able to upgrade anyway, so I would leave it as it is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/86851-bios-updating.html
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A:BIOS updating-ing

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-updating-ing.275886/
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I am upgrading my system from Windows 98 to XP Pro, Full (clean) install. I plan on wiping everything out on the hard drive and start from scratch. Is it necessary to update the BIOS, and if so, where do I find the update? The computer I am upgrading was put together by a local person and he is no longer around, so there is no manufacturer's website to go to and I am not for sure who made the motherboard.
 

A:Updating BIOS

It is a good idea to run the Compatibility wizard on the XP Disc prior to installing . . it will tell you what hardware and software is compatible. ( Insert the XP disc while the system is on and choose "Check for Compatibility" )

I like to update to the newest BIOS when I Upgrade a pc to XP, but it is not a exercize to be undertaken lightly . . I use a UPS to prevent a power loss from converting the machine into a trotline weight . .

You can download and run the Belarc Advisor or Everest to find out what MotherBoard you have ( and a lot of other details about the system as well )

Good luck . .
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.399388/
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A:Updating bios

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A:updating BIOS

Most manufacturers have updated BIOS on their websites for download. If it is a custom build, the motherboard manufacturer will have one.

It is not usually necessary to update BIOS unless you have a particular issue that the update resolves . .

wrs
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/updating-bios.236698/
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A:Updating bios

P03-A3 BIOS description says:BIOS (for device with Ivy Bridge & USB 3.0 supported) has your Predator the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture? i don't think you can update P02-A2 version to P03-03, the BIOS flash is telling that, different ROM size.

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A:Need help updating BIOS

Hey, first thing you need to do is type msinfo32 in the Start button search/run box. In the window that opens, look up the field Bios version/date and tell us what exactly you see there. This tells you the version number and date of the currently installed bios. By knowing this it can be determined whether an update is actually applicable.

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Not trying to frighten you, just need to be careful and be prepared.

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A:Updating BIOS on Satellite P50-C

It is legitimate, and I've had it work for me on Win10. By mistake I went from 1.20 to 5.00 (offered as an update for the P50-C, but not the P50t-C), and now I can't flash 1.40 as the installer complains it's too old. Since there is no information as to what is in each BIOS update, and since everything still works, I've gone down the route of caution and will not be installing any BIOS updates until I know they do something useful. I advise caution on the BIOS updates in general - legitimate as they are, they are the only updates that could turn your laptop into a paperweight.

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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/after-updating-bios-3-06-to-3-09-i-have-not-display/td-p/3366514
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A:bios updating in vista

Originally Posted by justabrake


Hi,My first post!, I have a compal FL90 notebook and I don't know much about making a bootdisk,flashdrive for the bios updates, I'm running Vista 64 bit ultimate retail

this is my bios update page Bizcom Sales Support Online - Compal Notbook Service & Distribution Center

Im supose to have 1.16 bios but it came with 1.12 I've been at this for a few days now looking around and i'm not comfortable flashing in a bootup flash drive that I have created I think it was done corectly but I'm not sure , there is a phenix flashing software for my bios but it doesn't work in vista it's called Phonix Winphlash Utility I've tried this in my XP notebook and it looked for the bios automatically so i'm sure it would work but not in my vista OS compal notebook, I was thinking about removing the vista 64bit and putting in my XP full version and then updating and going back to vista once it's done ,but it seems like a lot of work! , is there a way around this whole mess ? like I said I put together a flashdrive bootable bios but I'm not comfortable booting to it , I could give a screen shot of it! but I would rather flash from the phonix utility on screen , any thoughts would be appreciated

Thanks in advance!



Hi justabrake,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

I would not use the BIOS flash program unless it was made for your 64 bit version of Vista and specific motherboard. I would wait until there was one available at the Intel site below or wherever you feel safe at.

From this company below, I tracked down a download link at Intel for your Compal computer BIOS.

Microtronica UK - Notebooks


From Intel:
Download Search Results

Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/132435-bios-updating-vista.html
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A:problem with bios updating

sorry, forgot to include that the motherboard is a msi neo2 rx480
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-with-bios-updating.500976/
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A:Updating the Bios Iflash

I know you have two threads running, but please reply to this one only (its in the relevant section of the forum).

Have you downloaded the file to a location on your PC that you know? eg the Download folder or the Desktop etc.

If you haven't, lets just download it to your Desktop for now.
-click on the download link. It will open a "Save As..." dialog box.
-Navigate to your Desktop. Click Save.
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If its a self extracting .zip it will have a dialog box with a folder path (which you can change) and a few buttons "Extract" "Close" "Help" or similar.

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Then just put in the floppy disk before you power up your PC.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/updating-the-bios-iflash.62044/
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It says it works with only with model numbers PSL40x, PSL41x or PSL43x, not sure if the x is a model number or denotes any letter?
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A:Updating BIOS for Equium L40

Out of curiosity: do you have some serious problem with your notebook? I mean what is the reason for BIOS update?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?66010-Updating-BIOS-for-Equium-L40
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A:Trouble updating the BIOS

To boot from CD.

Restart your computer go into BIOS, when opened go across to Boot, then press the down arrow until you get to Boot preference click enter, and now for 1st preference make it your CD drive.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/trouble-updating-the-bios-165333.html