Is there a way to upgrade bios without booting??
my dvd rom doesnt boot.... my windows has crashed.... my dvd rom works well on other systems.... may be i hav problem with my bios.... is there a way to upgrade bios through usb without booting??
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Re: upgrading bios without booting??
Hi, Go to the following link, download the BIOS file and save it on the desktop.If you are running windows vista. Right click on the file and left click on Run as adminstartor. Follow on screen instructions and the BIOS would be updated. You would not require any external media for the job. http://tinyurl.com/2qk4u4
Points to remmber : 1. Disconnect all external devices from the laptop 2. Both AC adpater(power cord) and battery should be in the system 3. The system would automatically shutdown and restart the system. Donnot press button during this stage.
On personal note , i would suggest to redo your windows and all problems would be resolved.
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If you go to the page below there are many options for installing a BIOS update.
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There are also various utilities to help you upgrade the BIOS, including one for upgrading from within Windows. You should make sure that you have a full backup of your data and programmes before you start. Please make sure that the version here is an upgrade compared with your current version and that you read the instructions very carefully and are comfortable with them as incorrectly upgrading, or interrupting the upgrade can lead to your machine refusing to boot at all from anything. Please be careful.
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Go into your bios settings set the cd rom as first boot device save and exit. Computer will reboot place the new windows disk into your cd player if you are on time it will catch the new disk and tell you that thee is a bootable disk in th cd rom, do you wish to boot this disk. If you miss it just place the cd into the disk player and reboot the system again. Once you have selected yes for the cd rom follow the prompts on the cd and you will be on your way to even more frustration with windows.
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Have you checked boot device options....from BIOS
Use F9 during boot to goto ROM-BIOS and change Boot device option to CDROM/DVDROM.
Insert Boot media or DVD-Win2003, to DVD-ROM device..
reboot Server, try now
If still issue.. Check to boot Server using some other media..
if other cd media works, then it could be DVD-Win2003 faulty, otherwise download firmware for CD/DVDROM and upgrade it and check if DVDROM works, otherwise you have to contact Dell Support..
did you change the order in the bios setinbg?put the 1st device for boot to be the CD/DVD-rom not HARD drive, to get into bios try F2., ESC, ,F12 . and in the bios setup change the order put 1st boot device to be CD/DVD-rom, then try again to setup Windows.
when the pc in post usually on dells bios there is a boot menu option it is usually f12 if you don't know what your doing in the bios it is not a good place to test your skills after pressing F12 just choose cd rom for boot