Question about Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook
I need to update the bios on this computer in order to put a larger Hdd in it. i found the update i need but in the instructions it says you have to save it to your desktop and then run the program that comes up and says you have to restart your computer. can i just copy this file to a cd and run it when i turn the computer on? i am very conserned about this problem because i heard if you do it wrong you could wreck the computer permentaly.
Hi, i think you don't need and update, are you using win7, XP?, just use the windows installer disk when you've fitted it, put the new HD drive in, then boot from DVD/CD. back up pic/photos 1st mind... let me know..
If this doesn't work put your old HD back in and it will boot up as normal...
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Only obtain the BIOS update from
the computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer, unless the computer
manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer is no longer in business.
Do not shut off or reboot the
computer until the BIOS instructs you to do so.
Verify that the BIOS you have
been instructed to use or the one that you are downloading will resolve the
issue you are attempting to fix. Remember that BIOS updates will only fix
hardware issues and will not fix software issues, unless that software is
directly related to the hardware.
Verify the BIOS version and make
sure that the BIOS update you plan on using is the next version. For example,
if your BIOS is 1.0a, and the manufacturer has 1.0b, 1.0c, 1.0d, etc. You
should be updating to 1.0b. If you need 1.0d, update to 1.0b, 1.0c and then
1.0d unless otherwise instructed by your computer or motherboard manufacturer.
Verify that the computer has
been scanned for viruses, viruses that may reside in the write-able portion of
the BIOS may cause the BIOS to abort or fail, possibly causing the computer to
encounter additional issues.
If you are updating a laptop or
portable computers BIOS ensure that it has AC power and is not running off the
Finally, when upgrading a BIOS,
it is important that your read the disclaimer and any other information or
instructions included with the download. Many computer manufactures will not
support a BIOS if done by the user of the computer without the instructions of
a technician or company representative. If the BIOS causes any difficulty with
the computer you may be held responsible.
How do I download a BIOS update without a working computer?
If you are unable to get to the Internet in order to download a BIOS update
we suggest downloading and creating a BIOS diskette on a different computer.
For example, a friends computer or a computer at your work.
Where can I find the BIOS version for the motherboard I
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