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How do I replace the BIOS

Q: How do I replace the BIOS

My BIOS messed up and my computers does not boot up and I read on the website that I have to replace it and to contact my system manufacturer so they can do that but i built the system how do i replace the bios im running win2000 right now and the computer has the award bios.

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A: How do I replace the BIOS

the only way you can mess up a BIOS (I mean delete it) is erase it while programming it. This is NOT a beginners job and I strongly recommend beginners do not attempt to flash (program) a BIOS. Once you erase a BIOS, it cannot be restored unless your motherboard has a backup CMOS. Only a few motherboards support this. Otherwise, you have to send it to the manufactuer to have the EPROM replaced. Your BIOS is stored on an EPROM. (Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory)

If you think you want to attempt to flash your BIOS you have to have 2 things. A flash utility (located at the manufacteurs website AND the new BIOS file. Also located there.)

READ the manufactuers instructions CAREFULLY. In most cases you will create a DOS boot disk with the flash utility on it. YES you have to have a REAL floppy drive (not a USB floppy). Your flash utility and new BIOS files will also be on that floppy disc.

using the flash utility DOWNLOAD/COPY the OLD BIOS onto another floppy (as a backup in case the new one doesn't work right) It is VERY important the NEW BIOS is for your SPECIFIC board. :bounce:

then follow the instructions the manufactuer gave for flashing the new NEW BIOS using the utility. In most cases it will be:

A: Flashutility.exe NEWBIOS.fil

where the 1st file is the utility and the second is the new BIOS file.
Some flash utilities let you select the new BIOS when you load it. Some also let you save the old BIOS also.

BE PATIENT. DO NOT INTERRUPT OR STOP THE FLASHING PROCESS. :bounce:
Otherwise your BIOS will be corrupt and you may not be able to boot at all.

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Hi,

I'm using a Dell Precision 690 (Intel 5000X chipset) which does not support SATA 3 or greater than 2TB drives.

I plan on buying a PCIe HBA to solve this problem, either the High Point RocketRaid 640, 640L or 620 (but will take suggestions.)

If I go with the 640, I'd prefer to disable the on board SAS/SATA BIOS and put all 4 internal disks on the new PCIe HBA. If I do this, will it cause Win7 Pro 64bit to need to be re-activated (i.e. reinstalled) due to HW change? This has happened when I change the motherboard, but what about just the HBA?

Thanks

A:Replace (disable) BIOS HDA to use PCIe HBA w/out reinstall?

So far, changing the SATA controller has not resulted in any problem. The product key is still valid. Windows Update doesn't turn up any new updates since this HW was installed. I typically have "something" at least once a week.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/275042-replace-disable-bios-hda-use-pcie-hba-w-out-reinstall.html
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HI.I'M FROM RUSSIA . I have HP 255 G3 LOCKED master PASSWORD BIOS . TECH SUPPORT SENT ME THE CODE HE WAS NOT EFFECTIVE THEN THEY CONSULTED WITH SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND GIVEN THE ANSWER ... JUST HAVE TO CHANGE THE MOTHERBOARD AND IT WILL NOT BE FREE EVEN IF THE LAPTOP IS OUT OF WARRANTY . HE'S ONLY SIX MONTHS , IT HAPPENED A SECOND TIME , IT COULD BE A FACTORY DEFECT , THE FIRST TIME I TRIED THE PASSWORD SEVERAL TIMES AND IT WAS SUCCESSFUL . IN THEIR VIDEO TRAINING ANOTHER COUNTRY, I GET REDIRECTED TO RUSSIA.CAN THAT WILL ADVISE?

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Every time you boot VirtualBox there is the same image for all the vm's or the empty dark screen if you are using an OSE build as I do It is possible to use a custom image of your choice the VirtualBox logo How to BIOS picture replace in for each vm According to the user manual the image has to be a bit color BMP The size is not specified but to be safe will use the default x resolution The steps are easy to follow As an example here we'll use a Win RP VM The machine has to be powered off in order to apply some changes Choose a nice image to use An example image already converted to colors is this For the small size online is this a GIF Save it to color BMP in Paint We browse to the Virtual Machines folder usually in the user home folder We copy our chosen bmp picture preferably here in the VM folder How to replace the BIOS logo picture in VirtualBox We open the vbox settings file with a good text editor like Notepad and add or replace the lt Logo gt line line in picture below in the BIOS section with this You have to change the imagePath quot quot with the path to your VM folder and picture name Save the vbox settings and start your VM It looks better now The rest of the VM works normally How to replace the BIOS logo picture in VirtualBox since we didn't modified anyting else except the startup bios image That's all folks Thanks for reading Hopachi

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I have a Toshiba Equium A210.

I can boot the system after many powers up and shut down operations. When finally is booting, need to press F1, and I receive a message like: replace the bios battery.

How can I do that?
Thank you

A:How to replace the BIOS battery on Equium A210?

You cannot replace BIOS battery so simply and it should be done by authorized service provider only.
The whole notebook must be disassembled.

Maybe your BIOS battery must be loaded properly. In users manuals you can find exact instruction how to do this.

Can you find it?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?67886-How-to-replace-the-BIOS-battery-on-Equium-A210
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I have a hp pavilon  all in one  64 bits windows 10. I ran a test everything passed except the short DST   also  a message said shadow copy service not working. so I try to replace the hard drive   it want find the new hard drive and it good  because I try it in another computer .The hard drive that come with the computer is a wd 500   I'm try to  replace it with  seagate 250 gb  They have same connection and it connect good I see no reason why it doesn't accept it. It also has windows 10 on itThanks  for any help 

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I'm getting this message when I start my computer:
(only the red ringed part is relevant to my comp - I found this image online)
My comp will work fine when I press F1 most of the time, but sometimes takes longer getting into Windows and sometimes just shuts itself down randomly.
 
I ran chkdsk and it told me everything was fine.
 
Specs:
MS Windows XP Home SP3
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.40 GHz
2.0 GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Hard drive is 2 years old max.
Thanks in advance,
Stuart

A:BIOS Message - S.M.A.R.T. status BAD, Backup and Replace...

Really there are only two options, replace the drive, or leave it until it fails. It will only get worse.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/498205/bios-message-smart-status-bad-backup-and-replace/
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A:BIOS corrupted do I need to replace chip or find a new motherboard?

Sounds pretty bad...You would need to swap out the bios chip with a working one temporarily.

Read this and this.....
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-corrupted-do-i-need-to-replace-chip-or-find-a-new-motherboard.149866/
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my system runs anywhere fom 32 to 36 when idle and i had noticed it creeping up a bit. my heatsink fan (stock intel) is only spinning around 1000 rpm and the core temp is now around 48-49. i think the heatsink fan is dying, since both pc probe and my bios agree on the fan speed. So, a few questions.

What is a good heatsink/fan for a socket 478 2.8 gz northwood chip? the mb model is below? I don't have any crazy stuff in the case so space isn't an issue.

How do I know it's really the fan going kaput and not a controller on the motherboard?
 

A:heatsink fan spinning low on pc probe and bios indicators, replace?

foycur said:



What is a good heatsink/fan for a socket 478 2.8 gz northwood chip? the mb model is below? I don't have any crazy stuff in the case so space isn't an issue.Click to expand...

I know my friend has this little sucker on his 2.8 northwood. Its a cheapie but a goodie.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106606

But you cant go wrong with anything from thermaltake




foycur said:



How do I know it's really the fan going kaput and not a controller on the motherboard?Click to expand...

You could always get a 3-pin to 4-pin molex adapter, and run the fan directly off the main line. Or try another fan.
 

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A:can't replace bios password after warranty replacement of mouse pad toshiba notebook?

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A:wont boot, bios/clock errors-how much to replace a cmos battery to fix this problem?

If there's a dismantling guide for your laptop online you could try to fit a new battery yourself.
If you're ok with that post the exact model of your laptop and I/we will help you look.

Otherwise to get the best deal I would phone a few small local computer shops and compare their prices with big chains like PC World.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/wont-boot-bios-clock-errors-how-much-to-replace-a-cmos-battery-to-fix-this-problem.964580/
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A:Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

AND/OR inside the case the the jack is soldered directly to the motherboard. Is also possible that
1) It's already cracked
2) If not yet, it's gonna crack

So look to see what connection looks like between power jack and motherboard, If you feel u wanna/can re-solder yourself or the typically price to redo the whole power thing seems to run $125 parts/labor/warranty if you take it somewhere. So how much is it all worth to you?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/replace-the-power-jack-or-replace-the-adapter.121170/
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Can anyone help? I swear I didnt change anything.

A:How can I 'Copy and Replace' not 'Move and Replace'.

Hi,
Have you ever tried right click drag and drop ?
There will be a list option after you drop,
Cheers.

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A:Find & Replace (but Replace in a different Column)

see attached. But actually getting that data back to the table, if that is what you want, is a bit trickier.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/find-replace-but-replace-in-a-different-column.709333/
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A:Need a robust text find and replace utility - Like Ecobyte Replace Text 2.2 but not

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A:To replace or not to replace.. that is the question.

Hi and welcome to Techspot!!

Test the RAM sticks individually. One of them might be bad. You can use Memtest86 to try them out.

Also, try them in different memory slots. That sometimes helps.

Regards :wave:

BTW, Great thread title
 

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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...

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

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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?

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or is this just a lost cause? :-/

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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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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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Hi,

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

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

Flash a BIOS?
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/amd-dual-core-processors-updating-bios-flashing-bios.43233/
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I downloaded the driver 2.09 from manufacturers website (medion)
motherboard MS- 7728
when i try to flash it says
"ROM file does not match existing BIOS size"

someone knows how to solve this?

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

Just enter in as much as you can and the readout should give you roughly what size you need with some margin of error. Now if the result is close to the 450W PSU you have?? then under heavy load it might well be trying to draw more than what is available. Remember the stated output is the ideal and in reality some power is lost with the internal workings of the PSU circuitry/s.
Personally I use a PSU that has at least 25% more than I possibly need and just because it says for example 650W on the label doesn't mean that it is producing 650W continuously the device only puts out what is being asked of it. That is to say if your machine's components are idling at a draw of 200W then that is all a 650W PSU will put out - it is sort of working on a linear scale for want of a better way of putting it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/369956-flashing-bios-rom-file-does-not-match-existing-bios-size.html
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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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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.

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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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A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/250502-bios-can-access-bios-utility-but-cannot-change-settings.html
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A:Computer Restarts at BIOS, often can't even bring up BIOS menu

I am not aware that reseating the CMOS battery will cause the BIOS to revert to the original version.  Nevertheless, have you tried re-flashing the 2013 version again?  If that doesn't solve the problem, maybe you could try flashing the 2011 version?

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A:Mouse Not Detected, bios problem? Can't even get INTO bios on boot

Most likely a bad mouse, or a bent mouse pin, or you are using one of those wireless mouse units, or a cheap usb mouse.

Mouse detection problems are exceedingly rare except for the above... never heard of a mouse being affected by a virus.

Uninstall Zone Alarm if you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 because you will always have problems otherwise.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/mouse-not-detected-bios-problem-cant-even-get-into-bios-on-boot.72457/
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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).

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A:How does one write to (and read from) bios without using typical bios menus?

Sure it is, but why do it the hard way? (You would have to rewrite the operating system kernel/drivers to do this unless you are using DOS or something)

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A:BIOS settings grayed out, Login To BIOS as Administrator?

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/BIOS-settings-grayed-out-Login-To-BIOS-as-Administrator/td-p/1060073
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A:BIOS Decoder or BIOS password reset tool

I am sorry, but we cannot help youPer forum rulesNo subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.

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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If you would like to show you appreciation for my efforts today, please take a second to click the Thumbs Up button below. I am glad that you joined in!  Have a great day! 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Downgrade-a-BIOS-update-or-Optimising-BIOS-settings/td-p/5692324
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A:HP BIOS Update Stuck at "Verifying New Bios Image 100%"

You have no choice but to force a reboot and keep your fingers crossed.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/374403/hp-bios-update-stuck-at-verifying-new-bios-image-100/
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/BIOS-Change-from-RAID-AHCI-to-IDE-Won-t-Boot-and-No-BIOS/td-p/5566239
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A:Can't change bios language - HP BIOS Configuration Utility -...

I should have mentioned...language is currently Dutch and I would like to set it to English. I removed the * and placed in front of English...essentially following instructions in the manual so that is not the issue.thanks in advance for your help ?

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/Can-t-change-bios-language-HP-BIOS-Configuration-Utility-HP/td-p/5728355
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A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19264970
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I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.

What can I do now?

A:Satellite Z30-A-12R BIOS password not recognised after BIOS upgrade

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.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.

Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?77914-Satellite-Z30-A-12R-BIOS-password-not-recognised-after-BIOS-upgrade
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A:bios error 1283, wrong bios installed... i think.

It would either need to boot far enough to load the new BIOS via floppy/USB, or the BIOS chip would need to be removed and flashed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-error-1283-wrong-bios-installed-i-think.1036872/
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A:Solved: system BIOS and video BIOS shadowed

Did you mark this "Solved"?

It sounds like you need a new CMOS battery.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-system-bios-and-video-bios-shadowed.741271/
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A:Bios Clock time changes after every Restart even after replacing Bios

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Earthmanx


...just the Bios clock changes to a random date and time after every restart.


If this is the case then Windows wouldn't change it, though malware might I suppose (and you have checked for this).

Can you otherwise make changes to your BIOS settings that "stick"? If yes, then return/repair is all I can think of. If NONE of your BIOS changes survived reboot though, then I might consider whether that laptop left the factory with its "reset CMOS" jumper in the "reset" position. Dunno if laptops have these, but most desktop mobos do of course.

Oops you said "started a month ago" so my "left the factory jumpered wrong" would not apply.

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A:Power Cut While Editing Bios Now Won't Boot Bios

running an installation that edited the bios

Can you explain what was editing the bios?

Which motherboard is this? There may be a jumper that will reset the BIOS back to defaults.

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Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T450s-recent-BIOS-update-1-25-is-an-old-BIOS-version-released/td-p/3431576
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A:Ami Bios or MOBO? Not even reaching Bios screen

Consider the PSU may have failed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ami-bios-or-mobo-not-even-reaching-bios-screen.711089/
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I will be grateful for any help you can provide.

1.0-USB
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-f...0513110619.zip
1.0-WIN
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-f...0513105921.zip
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http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-f...0723120427.zip

And for Satellite C70-C (ModelNo: PSCSNE)
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http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-f...1106113944.zip
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1.40-ISO
http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tedd-f...0208153401.zip

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A:How to remove BIOS password bios on Satellite Pro M30

I'm afraid to tell you, but for this, you have to contact local ASP.
Because it is not that easy or possible the way you would do this on deskopt PCs.

This is why you have to take your machine to ASP. The guys there can remove the password.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?34490-How-to-remove-BIOS-password-bios-on-Satellite-Pro-M30
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A:Advanced BIOS Settings and/or Unlocked BIOS? (VN7-...

Hi, Short answer, NO. 

http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Advanced-BIOS-Settings-and-or-Unlocked-BIOS-VN7-572G/td-p/448010
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A:Bios resolution messed up; can't navigate bios

If you have a PCI video card try removing it and using the onboard.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/586861/bios-resolution-messed-up;-cant-navigate-bios/
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BIOS ID: 10/28/2002-I845PE/ICH4/IT8708-P4PE
BIOS Date: 20021028
BIOS Vendor: Award Software, Inc.
BIOS Version: ASUS P4PE ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
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OEM Sign-on: ASUS P4PE ACPI BIOS Revision 1002
Motherboard Model: System Name
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A:Award Modular Bios V6.0 Bios Download

Custom built PC? Post the full model number and revision (rev) of the Motherboard, it will be printed on the motherboard.

If it is a Store bought PC, what make and model is it.

.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/award-modular-bios-v6-0-bios-download.903519/
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/BIOS-screen-is-frozen-stuck-in-BIOS/td-p/3325279
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A:Y510p Bios mod, Best unlocked bios settings.

I would do this, but after paying 1000 for this laptop, that risk of bricking the bios..



Lenovo y510p - Intel Quad-core 4th gen i7-4700MQ @3.40Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB HDD 8GB SSD - 1080p FHD - Nvidia 755m SLI

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A:BIOS doesn't detect HDD: BIOS Virus?

Promise Ultra TX2 ATA controller card sounds faulty to me.
Try moving it to another PCI slot
Try CS instead of Master (even though it has worked on Master before)
Try resetting the bios jumper
Try dispersing all voltage to the M/b by holding the power button in for 30 secs whilst the power cable is out
Lastly test with another ATA controller card
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-doesnt-detect-hdd-bios-virus.101780/
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i have a computer i got from my aunt, when the computer starts up, at the top of the screen it says award modular BIOS v4.51PG

at the bottom it says: 08/21/1998-ALADDIN5-2A5KKB0DC-00

i want to know if there is an update for the bios, because i want to use a Maxtor 80GB hard drive.
 

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OK soo i have my Phenom 9600BE on a XFX 750a with 4 gigs OCZ sli 800mhz
when i clear bios it boots right up, if i save bios the exact same as cleared it doesnt run doesnt even make it to bios and sticks with SP on the mobo error thing
also i cracked off a corner peice of the cpu slot removing my old CPU..still runs and detects fine.. doesnt over heat.. when ever i reset bios and use the HDD selection boot thing it gets to windows detected all 4 cores and now im just confused im using bios 1.4 since 1.5 disables sli and just adds support for Phenom II cpus..Any ideas anyone?
 

A:Clear Bios Works Set Bios dont

and about that cracked plastic ( i dont know how lol) but it just came right off with the CPU im guessing overheat cool overheat weakened it maybe?
 

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On my laptop installed older version of Bios driver is this effect on battery backup of my laptop

A:i want information about BIOS DRIVE is old version of BIOS ...

bhaveshkumar143 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about an apparent battery problem and wanted to help -- but need more information. Without the specific model number of your laptop, we can provide no detailed help: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03754824?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001 The number you entered, ay 006tx, yields no results on the HP site.We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/i-want-information-about-BIOS-DRIVE-is-old-version-of-BIOS/td-p/5824930
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I have a Lenonvo H50-55 desktop with an AMD A10-7800 APU (3.5GHz), 12GB RAM, 2 HDD's, and an Nvidia GTX 750 video card, running Windows10 Home x64. My current BIOS  version is IRKT54AUS, and the latest available version on Lenovo's update page for my machine is IRKT57AUS. When I try to flash my BIOS from the downloaded update file, I get the error message in the subject. I am starting everything with Admin privileges, but that makes no difference. If it's a Lenovo machine with stock BIOS, why am I getting an "unknown vendor" message? Inquiring minds want to know  TIA!

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-E-H-K-M-Q-Y-and-ErazerX/quot-Unknown-BIOS-vendor-quot-when-trying-to-update-BIOS/td-p/3364947