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BIOS Because of a problem I was having I accidently flashed my bios with what I believe to be the wrong bios.Brought computer to repair place and they reinstalled some drivers and said all was ok.The machine seems to be ok except I still believe bios is wrong and computer is not 100%.

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Your lucky to have the pc working at all, after flashing the wrong Bios, if in fact that was the case.

  • download the correct bios for your motherboard, and follow the instructions to the letter.
  • back up old bios just in case
  • after flashing the Bios, and on the first reboot
  • go into the bios settings
  • and select something like ,"default setting",(the wording will depend on what mobo you have)
  • then exit saving changes.
good luck
Terry

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I have hp pavillion DV6-6c35dx black screen with caps lock blinking twice to indicate corrupted bios. How do I flash the bios on this laptop?


If that computer wont boot to a screen that you can recognize, it is a brick. When the bios is corrupted and it wont allow the machine to start you cannot access any screens that will allow you to recover. It takes special equipment to flash the BIOS when this happens and most places just replace the whole motherboard because this equipment is not used often by repair shops.

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How can I recover my


Flashing a motherboard's BIOS can have many positive purposes and can help keep a motherboard compatible with changing technology.


PCnineoneone.com says that a proper BIOS flash can introduce enhanced features and bug fixes for the motherboard.


However, a bad BIOS flash can be devastating to a computer owner and very difficult to recover from.


If the proper preparations are made and all instructions are followed, a bad BIOS flash can be corrected.


Remove the side panel of the computer case, using the screwdriver to unfasten the screws normally located in the back.


Remove the jumper from its normal position on the motherboard and place it in the recovery position.

Usually, the jumper will need to be moved over one space to cover a previously exposed prong.


Locate the BIOS CMOS jumper on the motherboard, usually in the bottom, right corner.

The jumper consists of three metal pins facing upward and is usually marked with "CLR_CMOS" and has a plastic cap over two of the pins.


Check your specific motherboard manual if you are unsure where the jumper is.


If the motherboard does not have a jumper, removing the battery for 30 seconds and then replacing it may have the same effect.


Insert the BIOS flash disk and power on the computer.

If you used a flash tool or utility and did not create a BIOS flash disk before flashing the BIOS, then you will need to do so using a functioning computer.


Since there will be no video, listen for the internal PC speaker to beep.

This means it is performing the BIOS upgrade.


Power down the computer once the BIOS upgrade has been completed.

This process may take some time to complete, so be sure to not turn the computer off before the BIOS upgrade is finished.


Without video, the only way to be sure is to listen to the PC speaker.

When the upgrade is done, the PC speaker will beep again, and the floppy disk drive will turn off.


Replace the jumper back in its normal position and put the side panel of the computer back on.


Power the computer on.

If the computer turns on as normal, the recovery was a success.

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How to Recover My Laptop BIOS


The BIOS is the basic input/output system on your computer that normally runs invisibly in the background, yet it's required for your computer to perform even the simplest task.


When something goes wrong with the BIOS, you might have difficulty even booting your computer.


There are a number of things you can do to recover a laptop BIOS that has gone wrong, ranging from relatively simple to somewhat costly.


Recover your BIOS by restoring the manufacturer settings as the first line of defense.

Reboot your laptop, reading the on-screen startup messages to determine what key you have to press on to enter the BIOS (normally "Esc" or "F2").


Press on the key when required to avoid booting into the main operating system, going instead to the BIOS screen.


Locate the item named "restore default settings" or "restore manufacturer settings"

(or something along those lines) within the BIOS.


Select this option using the arrow keys and pressing on enter, confirming when requested by pressing on the "Y" key.


This restores all of your old BIOS settings, potentially recovering your laptop BIOS with a minimum of fuss.


Send your computer back to the manufacturer or to an authorized dealer if restoring the factory default settings doesn't work.


The technician removes the old, faulty BIOS chip, replacing it with a new chip if possible.

It may also be a problem with the battery connected to the BIOS, which is always removable.


In many cases if the BIOS itself is the problem, the entire motherboard must be replaced since the BIOS chip is rarely removable in a laptop.


Hope this helps





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My Fujitsu AMILO M3438G will not startup. I,ve changed the cmos battery but it still says that the bios is wrong. I've tried pressing the F2 key but then the monitor displays a "wait" page...


The lines on the screen point to a failing graphics chip, faulty VGA lead or more probably, the screen itself beginning to fail.
The bios problem is most likely due to a damaged bios chip, this is usually caused by attempting to upgrade the bios by flashing and the flash process going wrong, resulting in a series of instructions on the bios chip being incorrect. Changing the Cmos battery will have no effect.

You need to reflash the bios with a stable version, this can be done via floppy drive or USB stick, but you will need to obtain a usb floppy drive (I THINK the bios on the laptop supports this). On the floppy drive, you will need to install a windows 98 type boot disc
http://www.bootdisk.com/

and obtain the bios and flash file for this laptop
http://ts.fujitsu.com/support/downloads.html ( dos version)

On another computer, copy both to separate floppies, boot to the floppy drive, let it load the OS then swap floppies and load the bios flash from floppy

I believe that you can also get the ISO (cd image) which, as long as the laptop can read the cd drive, will be a better option.

If you cannot even get the bios to recognise the floppy or cd, then the problem will need a replacement bios chip installing to sort it out

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Hi, my pc model U8668D chip set P4M266A-8235 Bios date 8-20-2003 i installsting 2 nos of USB port from the motherboard chip, but they cant work, what can i do ????


I had that motherboard, I flashed the wrong BIOS version ( V 1:1A instead of V 7 : 3) the computer didn't POST , I garbaged the motherboard right after. ECS sucks ... believe me

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Bios problems


If this is under warenty take it in if not your going to need to access inside of it and move the bios jumper and the flash the bios again, This time back to its orginal settings before you did this.


Remember if there was nothing wrong with the computer in the first place you nevr want to flash the bios i do not care if its a unpdated one.

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My computer can not boot -BIOS ROM checksum error


to be honest if you have tried to re-flash your bios, and it did not work you still either have hte wrong version or the disc drive your using to flash it from is faulty. try another floppy drive/disc and try again. if that dont work. to be honest it's not worth getting it repaired just go out and spend £30-40 on a new mobo. sorry i'm not more helpfull but i dont believe it's worth spending that much time and effort on an old system like that with this kind of problem. good luck to you. let me know how you get on ok.

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flashing the bios is a tricky thing to do. basically you will find the file ( i do believe it is a .bin file) , u save on a CD along with an executable file, once you rebooted the computer, it will update it automaticall. some you might have to run the program, pointe it to the bin file, and tada, flashed. try this utility (SIW)
it will tell you what is the BIOS version, among of tons the other info. the utility is free.
there are other methods of flashing, but be careful, you try the wrong thing, and you motherboard is bye bye.

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MBd BIOS reqd as BIOS wrongly flashed and computer is not booting


BIOS information is needed to boot the computer, you must replace your BIOS chip. You can call the manufacturer of the motherboard and ask for a new BIOS chip.

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Motherboard BIOS softwere for update


The process of upgrading the BIOS on a computer is also
called "FLASHING" the BIOS.

On very old computers (486 and older) the BIOS may be
permanently programmed into read-only memory chips,
which are not flash-able, although it may be possible to
replace the chips, or re-program them using special
equipment by a qualified technician.

On virtual all modern computers, the BIOS can be updated
using new data and a special FLASH program available via
download from the manufacturer.

This is a very dangerous procedure that can destroy the
motherboard if performed incorrectly, and should not be
performed unless absolutely necessary, such as when
you computer or software will not run properly without it.

Most mother board manufacturer's (for example Asus) offer
software patches and downloads on their web site, as well
as BIOS upgrades.

Note that the BIOS is 100% board specific, installing the wrong
BIOS can permanently destroy *********** board, so make sure
that you download the correct one for your board.

Once you have the downloaded the BIOS upgrade, there are 3
possibilities:

1) The downloaded file is self-installing, either from Windows,
or it creates a boot-able diskette, which in turn contains all
the files needed to update (FLASH) the BIOS.

2) The BIOS comes with a a separate installer (.exe) which
either runs from Windows or via a boot-able diskette.

3) The existing BIOS has a "built-in" flash utility, accessable
through the BIOS settings. This utility runs at a very low
level without any operating system to self-update the BIOS
from your download binary file, located on the hard drive or
on a diskette.

This is by far the best and safest way to do the job, but only
if your motherboard and (existing BIOS) has that capability.

===
In any event, the first step is to visit the manufacturer's WEB
site, then go to SUPPORT or DOWNLOADS.

Find the exact model and version number of you motherboard
in the manufacturer's list, and download the latest BIOS
update, and any installation (or flashing) utilities that come
with it.

1) Follow the manufacturer's instruction exactly !!!!

2) Do not turn off the computer until the BIOS update is
complete, and you are instructed to do so !!!

N.B.
The computer BIOS is the lowest level program on your PC,
without which the computer CANNOT read the disk drives or
perform the lowest necessary functions.

If the BIOS is damaged, or
If the wrong upgrade is installed, or
If the upgrade is performed incorrectly, or
If the upgrade is interrupted or crashes before finishing,

the computer may become unable to repair itself, and
the mother-board may become permanently unusable.

(This depends on the actual mother-board and BIOS design,
and on the damage done by the failed installation)

Good luck,
Please rate my answers,

Martin

Aug 04, 2008 | ASUS P5L-MX Motherboard

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