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No more dead BIOS after updates!

Q: No more dead BIOS after updates!

I found this on www.frozencpu.com it is a new product that they have. Not sure if any of you have seen anything like this but if not I would check it out. You can use this in case your bios update goes wrong. You just flip a switch and you can boot your system as normal. Sounds pretty neat.

http://www.frozencpu.com/cgi-bin/frozencpu/bio-04.html

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Preferred Solution: No more dead BIOS after updates!

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A: No more dead BIOS after updates!

Most people don't know that on just about any board with an ISA slot (granted most newer boards do not have ISA slots) you can still boot even if your bios is trashed if you have an ISA video card, and then reflash it from there.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/no-more-dead-bios-after-updates.4958/
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Hi, last night XP had downloaded a bunch of updates and it said that a restart is required. I restarted it, and now it won't start up. It says something like:
File Not Found: C:\Windows\system32\config
That's it, as best I can remember. It says to boot to the recovery console, which I did but I can't do anything from there...except I activated my backup clone and that's what I'm running right now, but I'd like to get the original installation going if possible.
Is there any way to revert from those updates?
Thanks

A:XP dead after updates

Hi kbalona

Well your registry is corrupted somehow.

Here's what to do: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545

A separate (maybe simpler for you) tutorial can be found here: HERE

You basically have to get into the Recovery Console and type those commands.

Let us know how it goes.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-dead-after-updates-130771.html
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A:not sure if the BIOS is dead/gone

If you are getting no activity at all I suspect the psu is at fault.
The only real easy way to tell is replace it with a known working one
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/not-sure-if-the-bios-is-dead-gone.603174/
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A:dead and corrupted bios

and welcome to the Forum

Where did you get the BIOS flash? . . what version didyou flash to? . . why did you flash the BIOS?

What is the Brand/Model of the PC?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/dead-and-corrupted-bios-271898.html
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A:Aspire TC-220 dead bios

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A:new bios = video dead

The following HP Softpaq is BIOS v. 8.20http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp68501-69000/sp68932.exe  You should be able to rollback the BIOS by using Firmware management in the PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI. Prsss the power button and then immedioately begfin tapping the F2 key to invoke the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI.  At the first screen you should see Firmware Management. Click on it and look for the Rollback BIOS  option. Click on it.     

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Boot-and-Lockup/new-bios-video-dead/td-p/5703122
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A:Dead Cpu....Upgrading Bios?

Axemanant said:


After ascertaining that it was compatible with my motherboard i bought an intel Core 2 duo E6750.
Click to expand...
How did you ascertain this...because there is no mention of E6750 support for that board on MSI's own site.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-cpu-upgrading-bios.1021794/
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A:Dead power supply and BIOS

The driver info is stored on the hard drive though.
You could check on the BIOS to make sure there is nothing disabling the devices, as the power supply failure could have caused problems.

You have to consider that the power supply failure could have actually damaged the devices or the motherboard though, as a prime cause.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dead-power-supply-and-bios.325129/
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A:help: need to reset bios, HP laptop dead

What's the complete model number of that HP G70?
There should be a dash and additional characters after G70 that comprises the complete model number.

What's the exact part/product number(P/N) on it?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/help-need-to-reset-bios-hp-laptop-dead.1159156/
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A:BIOS followed by a black dead screen

Has no one heard of such a problem?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-followed-by-a-black-dead-screen.959555/
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A:After update my bios, my x250 dead!

Always make sure you flashed the right bios any wrong bios would cause the laptop becoming as bricked = dead so only solution to solve this is to send the laptop to Lenovo repair and they will either have tools to be able to reflash the bios for you or they will replace the motherboard with a new one.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/After-update-my-bios-my-x250-dead/td-p/3307121
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A:Satellite P200 BIOS dead

If you had a critical error during BIOS update, your computer is indeed nothing more than a doorstop right now. You can try and send it in under warranty, as Toshiba has a 1 Year manufacturer warranty, just don't tell them you tried to reflash it - as that voids the warranty.

Unfortunately any error during writing of the BIOS typically renders the computer useless. No BIOS, no computer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/satellite-p200-bios-dead.674248/
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A:VPU recover leads to dead bios

your board (assuming it's a chaintech), coming from a maker known for thier low quality, would be a big suspect. and without ram the machine shouldn't work at all, taking it out is pointless.
attempt resetting the bios and/or taking the battery out for more than 10 minutes.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/vpu-recover-leads-to-dead-bios.25149/
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Hey,

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A:driver updates and bios updates

If your computer is running well I would not try to fix something that isn't broke. Other than installing updates for Windows and anti-malware, newer sometimes isn't better.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/driver-updates-and-bios-updates.774190/
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A:HP Envy 15 k113nl dead after BIOS update

Hello pietro!Have you try to BIOS SETUP?If haven't, try to get in to the BIOS Setup, then Load Setup Defaults.First, turn on your notebook, push the esc button until you get in to the pc setting.Second, choose BIOS Setup then in exit tab, choose Load Setup Defaults.If this helps, please give me a kudos. Thankyou!

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/HP-Envy-15-k113nl-dead-after-BIOS-update/td-p/5808993
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A:Updating bios with a dead battery on a TP i Series...

Do you need the newer BIOS that bad that you'd risk bricking the laptop?

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T61-and-prior-T-series/Updating-bios-with-a-dead-battery-on-a-TP-i-Series-1721-2627-721/td-p/50201
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A:How do I update BIOS on my ThinkPad with a dead Battery?

I have an about 3 y/o ThinkPad. It has been few times that I have called support center in my country and recieved professional help without any cost, despite they said in the machine voice that "any support after 30 of perchase will be charged"; they are nice when you have a short question like this.

Try them; call your local IBM or Lenovo support center!

Good luck,
R Jade
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-update-bios-on-my-thinkpad-with-a-dead-battery.734840/
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A:Dead mobo perhaps? help needed with bios code...

Did you check the sticky Read: Beep code list at the top of this forum?

Sounds like a memory problem.
Did you just build this or what? Check every single connector and reseat cards and memory-stick(s).
Some more info is required.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dead-mobo-perhaps-help-needed-with-bios-code.22222/
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A:Will BIOS gone if CMOS battery is left till it's dead

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A:Computer doesn't even turn on BIOS! Afraid motherboard is dead!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by suuunly


Hi, my mothers laptop (HP-2133 *Large Battery*) just stopped working.
There have happened a couple of things, so I'll tell it one by one:

- My mother turned on (From hibernation) her laptop one day, and the screen was green.
:My thoughts: I thought that it might be the graphics card that had some kind of error on start up, so I just turned it off and on again. Then it ran like it used to.

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:My thoughts: I thought that this was perhaps a virus, but I never got the chance to run our Anti-virus (Kaspersky Antivirus PRO)

- Now (two days later), when she/I tries/try to turn on the laptop, nothing happens... The laptop powers on, but doesn't actually run the HDD, or even the motherboard for that matter (Doesn't run the BIOS).
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But before I rip it apart and save the value parts, and scrap the rest, I would like to ask you guys for your opinion.... Do you guys have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance xD


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If you are at all unsure, or if it is under warranty dont do it.

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Thanks for writing to us. 
Please click on this link 
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-updates.736952/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-updates.133124/
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A:Bios Updates

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A:BIOS Updates

Free MSI GX740 AMI BIOS 1.0B 1.0 Driver Download - Downloadplex.com

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-updates.57627/
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A:Bios and system updates

whats the problem your having. if it ant broke dont fix it
 

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A:bios updates install/point?

You can upgrade the system BIOS for sure. But first of all you need to download the exact driver depending on the motherboard you've. The exact model or else it could cause a lot of problems for you. Might not be able to access even the HDD at bootup. So need to be very careful when you upgrade the BIOS driver.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-updates-install-point.92844/
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A:BIOS Updates on Linux (M3800)

Hello!  So from everything I could quickly find on the Precision M3800, it came with Windows installed and is not "officially" supported with Linux as such there will not be any way to update the  BIOS without re-installing Windows to do so.  If you have access to a Windows installed computer, you could take the exe file or BIOS file and make a bootable flash drive.
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19675951
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Hello pkroks.

I can`t answer you question, but would like to offer you some advice.

If you system is running ok, I don`t advise you to update your bios.

The updating of a bios should not be done, unless there is a very good reason to do so.

Regards Howard
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/asus-a8n-sli-deluxe-bios-updates.38578/
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A:Going to BIOS after Windows installed updates?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
First of all windows does not shut down to install updates it restarts or boots,
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Cheers.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/358491-going-bios-after-windows-installed-updates.html
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-risks-and-errors-updates-can-fix.27379/
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https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?71546-Portege-R830-USB-3-BIOS-updates
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-updates-for-older-computers.451123/
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A:Toshiba Bios Updates/Windows 7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by loboblanco


I have a Being a firm believer in: "don't fix it if it "aint" broke"

Thanks for your advice.


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http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/94065-toshiba-bios-updates-windows-7-a.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/347620-running-into-brick-wall-bios-updates.html
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September ? 2011 ? Lambert on Tech

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http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/282081-xfx-750a-sli-motherboard-bios-updates-needed.html
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hello & welcome to TSF ,

driveragent is a very safe place to get your drivers from .....

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/downloading-bios-update-and-driver-updates-safely-211598.html
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Hi,
Thank you for writing to us !
BIOS updates should not erase data on the system.It possible with windows update .
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997/t/19681680
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Your post is not that clear but in any case we are just forum users (and not HP support) so we don't need constructive criticism ' Frustrating as it is, for some, consumer gear can sometimes provide a better user experiance than much more expensive corporate gear that seems more locked down and less often updated... Consumer motherboards for example see more micorcode and BIOS updates than worksation motherboards (and thus can take the latest CPU's with ease - big OEM's just expect corporates to replace their stuff often)... Anyway, as to what BIOS version you actually have installed on your workstation, look when booting as it should display it during POST (or go into BIOS and look). This should clarify the actual BIOS version you have. Then, if a later BIOS version exists, fetch the appropriate softpack from HP and run it. HP downloads for your system can be found here. Latest version in your case is sp76244.exe (BIOS 1.54 Rev A) and updates some UEFI vulnerabilities that as i understand are not being currently exploited (and can only be exploited with physical access to the system). It's critical according to HP but hardly a case of the sky falling. In any case, double clicking the HP softpack within windows will create a c:\swsetup\sp76244 directory containing the contents of the softpack and also autorun the update executable. The update executable will then check the BIOS version and indicate if it is the same as the softpack version or later than the softpack version before continuing. If the update is run within windows, it requires a restart to complete it's task (since it needs to put the CPU into 16bit mode to load BIOS into NVRAM, hense restart needed to get CPU into that mode)... If for some reason the update is failing, try the direct BIOS update method by placing the DOS BIOS found within the c:\swsetup\sp76244 directory on a FAT32 formated USB stick. Then insert the USB stick and during POST jump into BIOS and perform a BIOS update pointing to the USB stick. Not sure the exact menu worrding but it should be obvious. But if your confusion is related to the "HP tools" that tell you when new updates are available, then i can't offer much as i always manually update my systems and don't use the HP tools to automat it for me (i keep tight control of what i allow on my system)... It simply maybe that HP tools has not detected the latest BIOS and this sees a new varsion available - uninstall and resinstall HP tools may or may not resolve such issues... Or simple refere to the HP update site periodically and see what you consider worth updating

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Softpaq-Installs-updates-and-flashes-bios-only-to-reboot-to/td-p/5691636
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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/315751-any-bios-updates-pegatron-corp-narra5-support-am3-prossesor.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2-dead-power-supplies-need-to-ressurect-dead-emachine-t2792-help.556254/
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f338/winx-dead-also-right-click-start-button-dead-1099553.html