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Dell Vostro 1000 Bios - Flash Failure

I attempted to update the BIOS on my Vostro 1000 to cure the bad battery message. My original BIOS was 2.6.1 and I intended to update to 2.6.3.

I could not flash under Windows 7 so I installed XP but the flash failed half way through.and the computer did not power up again. All that happened after I pressed the power switch was the light came on and the CD drive shuffled a couple of times. No screen illumination.

Various posts were scanned but no solution found until my buddie came up with the following sequence.

Get the file posted in this link on a computer running XP

http://hotfile.com/dl/113520903/05689ed/VOSTRO1000_CRISDISK.ZIP.html

To Create a Crisis Recovery USB you must use a Win XP system
Note: Running XP through compatibility more in Win 7 will not work


1. Insert Blank USB Drive

2. Open "CRISDISK" folder

3. Open "WINCRIS" application

4. It should detect the USB Drive

5. Click "Start" Button WINCRIS should create the USB recovery drive

6. For Crisis recover, be sure to Power drain system.
. A. Remove Battery
. B Depress power button for 10-15 sec.

7. Insert USB drive into USB port of the Dell.

8. Hold END button while plugging in power cord in system

9. Continue to hold END and depress and release the system power button.

10. Continue holding END until USB drive begins to flash and a single beep is heard.

11. System may remain blank as it enters recovery mode - Anoying Beeping will be heard - Beeping will stop and FANS will function Another series of Beeps will be heard

12. System should complete recovery in 5-10 min. If system has not powered down in 15 min, power down by pressing the power button

This worked for me and as a bonus I do not have the battery error message anymore.

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