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Updating Firmware for Z240

Q: Updating Firmware for Z240

nbsp HP Z Tower WorkstationProduct number L T AVTo update the Firmware I was provided this link by customer support http h www hp com hpsc swd public detail sp ts oid amp swItemId wk amp swEnvOid Using the link I was able Updating Firmware for Z240 to download and run sp exe nbsp Then Updating Firmware for Z240 a set of instructions appear as follows nbsp Another FWUpdLcl exe utility in the ME Flash Local-Win directory is designed to update the ME firmware within a -bit or -bit Windows environment from the Run box or a command prompt The ME can be updated by executing the following command FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN -generic Alternatively when running a -bit Windows environment use the command FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN nbsp nbsp -generic The ME Flash folder contains the binary update image to be used with the utility nbsp The update binary image and the Local-Win folder contents can be copied to any storage volume available within the Windows operating system nbsp nbsp Since I am using -bit Windows I assume I need to run the command nbsp FWUpdLcl exe -f BIN nbsp nbsp -generic nbsp My question is how do I complete this command i e how do I tell it which folder to look in to find the files nbsp Much thanks for any guidance nbsp nbsp

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A: Updating Firmware for Z240

When you run HP service packs, they will expand and place their contents under an own directory within C:\swsetup.Specifically in your case, if you run sp74202.exe, you should see a new directory C:\swsetup\SP74202 has been created with the contents of the service pack within. Alternatively you can use 7-zip to peek inside the service pack exe without running it since the exe is a self extracting zip file that runs the installer once decompressed In any case, a newer ME update exists here but i'd first apply the latest system firmware update available here. When looking at the HP service pack links above, it's good practice to selectively click each "Description", "Enhancements", "Installation Instructions" "Release Notes" "Fixes" and "Revision History" tabs and read the information (some of it is repetative but you'll soon learn where to focus your attension). The contents of these tabs contain important and relevant information on what has been improved, fixed, which system it's for, how to install the update, etc. And if a previously installed SP is not listed in the "revision history" tab, that release may have been pulled by HP due to some fauly behaviour or other issue! Pay particular attension to the prerequisits as in some instances firmware updates have to be stepped (that is you can't always simply apply the latest). And if you read such boaring stuff, the system firmware (BIOS) Installation Instructions tab would have given you a clue where the sp files are expanded to Have you tried simply enter the command (as specified) via a command prompt window but changing directories to where the FWUpdLcl.exe file is located? Just keep in mind that sp74202 is the initial ME firmware release so nothing sould update So best to apply the latest system firmware (BIOS), then the ME firmware, then maybe the latest ME software (under chipset drivers). Best to bookmark this page which lists all the downloads for your z240 Windows 10 64bit tower system so check it out periodically.
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TechMancer said:

Hey, so I need to update my graphics card on my Satellite, but I heard I can just "download" one. This sounds unlikely, but is it true?Click to expand...

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SFF gaming is tricky since airflow is a very important consideration and due to the cramped interior of an SFF machine and the fact that most decent video cards run moderately hot, you may not be able to cool the machine adequately enough and something may overheat.

What games would you want to play? And how much can you spend? Can you buy online? Do you have an OS or will you be buying one? Will you want to reuse your current HDD (recommended BTW) or buy a new one?
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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!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

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Try to 'rollback' the drivers, run Ccleaner, and try to update the drivers again.
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Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
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Is she running XP?

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Bad RAM Chip

Sounds like one of the new RAM chips is bad. Swap the RAM chips until you find the one that is defective and get it replaced.

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A:Updating ram & troubleshooting

Wow. It's people like you that make this place what it is.

Amazing post Tedster.

[DonNagual bows down before him]

.... and a sticky it shall be.
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A:Updating Drivers on a Laptop after Reformatting

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A:Updating motherboard drivers

Chipset is critical to normal operation. Do not use anything that has not been specifically recommended by Gigabyte. The chipset impacts on how the motherboard uses everything else you have installed.
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you're right, the RAM won't work because the following reason: your motherboard supports DDR2 800mhz, not 667mhz. you need to look for PC2-6400 ram. and that being the case, that might free up some cash. because generally, the slower RAM costs more i've noticed. 2 gigs of 333mhz RAM costs more than 2 gigs of 800mhz. marketing ploy? i'm not sure.

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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.

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A:I need advice on updating my mobo chipset drivers.

find the exact model board you have on the motherboard maker's site. Download ONLY those drivers. Often, if you do a manual windows update and select hardware updates, it MAY update those drivers. But to be sure, go to the Asus website.

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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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:
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try go to bios and untick stop on errors for all cept mouse keyboard
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I do not see any System Aspi files in your error message.
Check InfoToll in Nero .
If it is corrupt , Download 'Force ASPi 1.7 'Google it. use ' dumpaspi ' and then 'installaspi' from CMD/Command
Try with DMA turned off , and if you have the jumpers on your drive set to Cable select > Change them to their actual position ie. Master/Slave
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Can someone tell me how to flash it from DOS... I know it is almost sure that when I upgrade the firmware it will work

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Hi all - just bought problem? HDD firmware Maxtor a second-hand PC wanting to install a new OS from CD Changed the boot order from st - HDD nd - nothing rd - nothing to st - floppy nd - CD DVD rd - HDD Popped in the CD rebooted and left it to go - not noticing the floppy in the drive turned out to be a boot floppy to flash the Maxtor firmware I now have a PC that can t see the only HDD installed although the BIOS seems to see it as a Maxtor SABRE but won t boot from it I ve subsequently seen other support forums referring to problems with these disks and certain motherboards the usual solution being to flash the disk firmware and or motherboard BIOS however Maxtor HDD firmware problem? I can t seem to find anything specific to my new setup below My questions are has anyone had a similar experience how did you resolve it where can I get updated firmware for the HDD not the Maxtor website it seems or just any help guidance really MB Asus P C -E Bios ver HDD Maxtor HDD firmware problem? Maxtor Diamondmax GB SATA - current firmware BANC BY CPU P GHz Graphics Raedon nbsp