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Startup or Bios Problem

Hi all ! I have a serious problem with my E500 PIII 600Mhz notebook: I tried to make a bios upgrade (new bios downloaded from HP), when I got an error like "can't write to bios - retry?". I retried several times without any result. I choosed at least to restore the old version. After shutdown the laptop never would restart. Only the tree LEDs are light, no sound, no drive, nothing. Has anyone an idea how to resolve this problem ?

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Re: Startup or Bios Problem

I think as a home user you will do best to replace the bios chip with an identical one. i dont thimk its really worth you trying to pay and have it fixed because of the age of the laptop. the bios youve got there now and consequently the board are bothj dead without replacing the bios or just the board. Motherboard for laptops are hard to find and very expensive so i suggest you check out ebay and see if you can get hold of a similar or same laptop with maybe a broken screen or something and salvage one from two.

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Re: Startup or Bios Problem

Send it to service. You've probably tried to install an inconvenient version of BIOS in your computer, or the version was OK but broken or damaged. There's nothing you can do at least for now to retrieve your system because BIOS is a built-in operating system, and it has to be fixed by experts.

Posted on Apr 17, 2007

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Upgrade compaq armada e500

It has been a while but I think it isn't a zif but a standard low profile socket. You need a good light and check the edges to see if you can see the layers or where the cpu edges are. You should see the color differences between the plastic or the socket and the cpu. From above it will look like just a cpu but from the sides you should see the cpu overhand the socket a small bit or be flush with the edges.

The cpu has to be a M series P3 and you may need to adjust bus speeds and/or ram speed to make it work. May also have to upgrade bios as well.

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How to disable hp pro book 6455 bios password

To resolve this issue, create a BIOS administrator password and delete previous ProtectTools user logs by following this procedure:

  1. Download and install the latest SSM utility (SP42536).

    Softpaq Description Information Download HP System Software ManagerVERSION: 2.10 Rev. A SP42536 Instructions/Information SP42536 File Download

  2. Navigate to c:\Program Files\Hewlett Packard\SSM .

  3. Access biosconfigutility.exe to reset the BIOS administrator password.
    a. From a command prompt, navigate to the SSM folder.
    b. Type biosconfigutility.exe to start the utility. A list of commands displays.
    c. Type /newsetuppassword:"password" to create a new BIOS administrator password.
    d. Close the command window.

  4. Restart the notebook PC and press F10 at startup.

  5. Log in using the new BIOS administrator password.

  6. Choose User Management and delete any previous ProtectTools users.

  7. Save the new settings and exit startup.

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How to enter in the bios

Press F10 just after powering the PC, to access BIOS of your Compaq Armada E500 Notebook.

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Dec 07, 2010 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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Hi, I have a problem whit my "Laptop Notebook HP Compaq Presario CQ61-305SQ ", the fan dosent work , no noise, no cooling, and after about 10 minutes it start to work slower, and when I press "F2"...

The issue is with the fan most probably.Try to perform following steps if nogo the you need to contact Hp tech support for taking the Notebook for repair if its under warranty

1. Restart the Notebook hit F10 key immediately during startup.Once you enter bios settings,hit F9 then Yes-enter key,then F10 --Yes for enter key.
2.During restart hit the F8 key and boot in safemode with networking.Try to connect to internet and download the bios update for your notebook from the link and install it
***Imp*** During bios upgrade do not disconnect power cord,battery or shutdown the notebook.It might damage notebook.
After bios update check if fan spinning if no go then contact Hp for repair.


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How do i upgrade the BIOS

Enter your make and model in this web site...

Answer the OS question and go to the download page. There should be a BIOS section - if not, try a different OS option (Windows XP or Windows XP Professional).

The BIOS download will have directions on how to extract the file and if you will need to use a floppy disk to install it.

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Armada E500 BIOS reports wrong processor speed

Check Compaq's support site for any driver or utilities download for the chip set.

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Bios password

Is there a removable bios battery? If not, try removing the regular battery for a day or so to try and clear out bios.

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Armada e500 won't boot

yes u should and u could remove hd to see if bios screen comes out cheak and tak eout 1 ram try anther before u say bad mobo proably tho best bet sell it on ebay used for repair ok

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This is something that I really would not recommend doing unless you are sure what you are doing as this can seriously harm the computer. The best suggestion is to contact the sony help online and send them your product number and serial number then they know what flash bios you have and can send you a link to the correct download. Through experience when I tried to do a flash bios upgrade my computer went dead until I opened the back and had to shock the dumb thing.

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