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I did a bios flash update on my hp laptop.windows not installing!

I did a bios flash update on my hp laptop.
bios update downloaded from the hp.com
now on installing the xp the very same day,it crashes. the laptop shuts down on its own.
what could be the possible reason?

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  • swostik May 16, 2009

    i have the correct bios update.. from the hp site.

    my linux is still intact and working.. but keeps shutting down.

    i presume now it could be the temperature changes produced by the bios



  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    it said missing file ...
    unable to load... some file name ...showed the destination and the next moment poof... shutdown
    this happened with re-installing windows xp genuine. do u think it is still a bios problem?
    but in case a file is missing it generally should wait... but shutting down in jiffy does not make any sense.
    even windows 7 beta it refuses ... explaining that it had a file missing and cant load and poof... system turned off!!!

  • swostik May 18, 2009

    it said missing file ...
    unable to load... some file name ...showed the destination and the next moment poof... shutdown
    this happened with re-installing windows xp genuine. do u think it is still a bios problem?
    but in case a file is missing it generally should wait... but shutting down in jiffy does not make any sense.
    even windows 7 beta it refuses ... explaining that it had a file missing and cant load and poof... system turned off!!!


  • swostik May 18, 2009

    thank you!

  • swostik May 18, 2009

    is there any possiblity of getting my old bios back again... or flash the old one!!
    any place that i can from ... or can the company.. flash it??
    i can still operate on linux.. with ease... as a result i ll be able to transfer my data... but wanted my windows up and running too!


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Wrong BIOS
you are dead in the water, the laptop is dead. unless you can get another same motherboard and swap the BIOS.
other choice is to install your OS from the begining, if the laptop let you into the BIOS.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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  • Frank
    Frank May 18, 2009

    reload Liunx.

  • Frank
    Frank May 18, 2009

    try format the HD with 3 party software, i.e. maxtor, seagate, etc.
    if you can format the HD, then you should be able to reload the OS.
    if not the BIOS still is the problem.
    I suspect the BIOS you download and install is not completely comparable with your system, that happen to me once, I have to replace the BIOS chip to the system back.

  • Frank
    Frank May 18, 2009

    No reverse. look into ebay , see if you can get a used motherboard with the old BIOS chip. all you can do is replace it.

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