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Bios flash how do i find the correct bios flash so i can flash a new bios to make the computer work?

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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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Short-short-short-long beeps repeated

NOT GOOD My just blew the BIOS:
Never update BIOS unless the computer is not working all that well. When doing new Bios, the Precise BIOs for the computer are required. Any change can damage the instruction set and render the BIOs useless. Also...any interruption during the rewriting of a BIOs will mess of the Chip and blank out the instruction set. If you can, with the correct BIOS downloaded to a flash drive, you may restructure the BIOS if they can be flashed again.

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What does flashed the computer mean

The correct term is to "flash the BIOS". The BIOS (Basic Input-Output System" is a small, physical chip hardwired onto every computer motherboard. It is key to booting and running your computer; when you press the power button, the power supply starts and the very next thing that activates is the BIOS which sends instructions to the CPU (your processor) to activate your hard drive and other devices (DVD drives, USB ports, etc.) which has your operating system (aka Windows) and boots Windows. Sometimes you have new technology you want to install on an old machine, and in order for your operating system to "see" it the BIOS must be updated with new commands. So "flashing" means that you overwrite the BIOS with a new set of instructions. No BIOS should be flashed unless:
>You absolutely need to
>You know exactly what you are doing and how to do it
>You know exactly what to do if your flash goes bad.
If a flash is done improperly you will ruin your computer and cannot boot. Period. Sometimes it can be fixed with a re-flash, but don't depend on it.

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Sir i have problem in hp g61 i;m getting that message upon installing new bios. my touch pad is going crazy, so i was advised by hp to update the bios from F 0.6 to F06 f. however when i turn the computer...

never flash BIOS or risk this., only flash if
2: HP TOLD YOU the bios fixes this exact problem.
3; getting the correct bios for this pC can be difficult.
4: flashing with a dead battery can fail,
5: If the flash fails, try again. repeat the flash,
6: if the BIOS is now dead, take out coin cell for 15min.
put it back see if BIOS key works now. and reflash it using only the correct new BIOS FLASH binary files only from HP and matching
your exact unstated, service TAG data. (i bet you did not even look or get it right here, as many do , and then brick the PC)

the touch page worked when new.
so how can BIOS suddenly go bad?. (it cant)
no windows OS stated
if you are still running the correct OS on this G61.

to make the pad work takes:
1: pad not damaged or cables inside not loose.
2: correct OS, that HP supports, (windows 10 may not be)
3: only HP version and disks loaded for OS and all drivers, not microsofts.
4: remove and load the correct mouse pad from HP.
5: bingo it works and no flash needed, nor desired ever or 99.9% of all cases. leave BIOS alone and win. is my motto.

what G61, since you never said, my guess you dont know
and if true, then how'd you get the correct bios.
you didnt. (my guess and is right most times when bios mangles)
here ill click 100 for your, my wild guess.
it runs vista and w7 only, are you >? hp disks not MS?
year 2009 made.(as old as....)
see results in last photo. (guessing your unstated service tag)

btw, next time ask for mouse pad help
and leave BIOS ALONE.



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Amd 2600+ doesnt work

Check your bios version and make sure it is correct bios. You can check the Aopen site to download the new bios and flash utility to install it. Be carefull and make sure that it is CORRECT bios for EXACT Motherboard. The bios can be flashed wrong and leave you with a paper weight. Good Luck

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I flashed new bios on my CELSIH230, and now the computer is dead.

The new bios you flashed is either not compatible with your system or has been incompletely flashed, you need to restore the correct bios for the system, for this you would require a floppy drive, the bios is divided into two regions static and volatile, routines in the static region cannot be changed and supports booting from legacy devices like floppy drive. you need to copy the bios files into the floppy and use this floppy to restore the bios, I have tried this on desktops 4-5 years ago, For this you need to power-on the system with holding some specific keys (the keys differ from system to system)

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Dead gigbyte GA-81945 Pro ,, Help with compatabilty issues!

Hi bob_snz:
If the bios is corrupted, as it seems to what happened, you may be able to fix it.
So, what you can do to restore this board, if the bios is replaceable is to buy a new bios module for this board. Be sure to get the exact model marked on the board with the version #.
The data is still on the hard drive. So, what you can do with the hard drive, if you decide to get a new board instead of trying to fix this one is to put the hard drive in another computer and set the drive as slave. Next is to copy your data to a DVD (s) or another hard drive.

In this case you have a couple possibilities. Try to fix this board with a new bios module (if it is removable).
Unplug your hard drive. Use another computer to download the correct bios flash version. Use a floppy if available, to try to flash the bios again. The floppy would be self boot to access the bios without booting the computer. Usually the floppy only boots what is necessary to get to the bios firmware and loads to the bios flashing it to the correct firmware.
Since the bios may be corrupted, this operation may not work, but may be worth a try. If you do not have a floppy on the computer find a floppy from a friend or if you have one, install it and proceed.
Again, it may not work if the bios is completely out of commission.
Hope it works.

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The file you downloaded should have provided instructions for its use wither in a redme file or on the page it was downloaded from. There are several different ways for flashing the BIOS. Many still require booting from a DOS disk and using a DOS-based flash utility to perform the update. Others are Windows executable files that can flash the BIOS directly without having to start a reduced-functionality environment, but they require Administrative access to the computer to perform the update.

If what you downloaded was a Zip file, there should be instructions included with it.

You also want to make sure that it the the correct BIOS you are flashing. If it is not the correct version, you risk permanent damage to your computer.

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better flash the bios again, this time try a different version of the bios. but, if it wont boot from the new bios flash disk, then u just turned your computer into a paper weight.

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the flash files were probably corrupted when downloading them, download the correct bios update from the computer support website and try to flash the bios again
hope this helps 

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