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I flashed my bios and now pc wont post or boot, help please

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You have to replace the BIOS chip with a same one because your bios is corrupted otherwise no chance

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Hi i have an acer aspire one 523h-2588 and in the bios it says "IDE0 HDD Password is : Frozen" how can i get rid of it to use my laptop again cause it wont let me see my windows


Acer Aspire One BIOS Recovery The Acer Aspire One has a built-in BIOS recovery routine, which can boot into a minimal BIOS environment via a special boot block to re-flash the BIOS, even if the system does not pass POST and does otherwise not boot anymore. This procedure is also known as Crisis Disk.

First format an USB flash drive with FAT. It does not need to be bootable.

Download the latest BIOS, and extract all files. Put both FLASHIT.EXE and the BIOS file with FD suffix in the root directory of the flash drive. The files must not be in a folder. Rename the BIOS file to ZG5IA32.FD before proceeding. It only works with this exact filename.

Turn the AA1 off, and verify both battery and AC adapter are plugged in.

Press Fn and Esc simultaneously, keep them pressed and press the power button. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds. The power button starts blinking at this point. Press it once. The AA1 will now access the files on the flash drive and initiate flashing the BIOS. After a while the power button stops blinking, and the AA1 reboots by itself. Wait patiently.

If it doesn't reboot, but keeps blinking, wait at least a few minutes before turning it off, and try again.

Oct 06, 2011 | Acer Aspire One AO532H-2527 Netbook

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Turned off PC one night working fine. Next time try to use, PC wont boot. No video display, no bios, no posts, nothing. Gateway Desktop GT 5464 w/ integrated video, Intel E2140 Processor, Intel 945GC Mobo....


Have you tried booting it from yor CD drive with bootable software?

Any led flashing anywhere in the computer?

If not, we are talking about energy problem. Try fitting the energy cord firmly, try connecting the battery charger in a different power outlet.

Aug 26, 2009 | Intel Pentium Dual Core E2140 / 1.6 GHz...

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Flashed bios wont boot ga-ep43-ud3l


Hi,
Seems like your bios update failed, was corrupt, wrong version or was interrupted.

It's very difficult to recover from a failed bios flash , but if you are lucky you can try clearing cmos then take the battery out overnight. Then reinstall battery and do a HARD BOOT.

If that does not work try this site and read recent comments.

http://ask-leo.com/flashing_my_bios_failed_how_can_i_recover.html

Good luck,
Hank

Jul 22, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L Motherboard

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PC doesnt POST or boot to bios screen


Please try to press 'Del' key during start-up / manufacturer splash screen, it might display the Bios set-up screen. regards

May 12, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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MY PC HAS BOOTING PROBLEM


Hi bridey28, when you replaced the cmos battery & the bios did not maintain the correct time than the cmos is not at fault. More likely its your power supply. The cmos receives its power (Recharge) from the power supply. An average cmos battery should last for 5 years. The fact that you attempt to power up the PC & you have to wait, points to a power supply problem. Not a bios problem.
Bios corruption is rare, unless you have tried to flash the bios & it failed. Replace the power supply before attempting flashing the bios. Every manufacture warns against flashing the bios. Only flash the bios if your 100% sure that it will correct a bios malfunction. If the issue presist after replacing the power supply, Intel has instructions of (How to flash the bios) on their site.
Here are the instruction from Intel for your MB model number.
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/5519/ENG/BIOS%20Update%20Readme.pdf

You'll need this link to download the bios file;
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=899&OSFullName=Windows*+XP+Home+Edition&lang=eng&strOSs=45&submit=Go%21#SAP

Good luck bridey28!
Need more info, post here.
Mike

Jan 14, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Acer aspire 5920-6864 wont boot up


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially, try:
  • "Press F2 to Enter System Configuration Utility";
  • determine if the hard disk could be detected by the CMOS/BIOS;
  • if yes, possibly corrupt partition would need re-partition/re-format and re-installation of Vista;
  • if no, possible faulty hard drive and would require replacement.
Pls post back result(s). Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Booting problem


If you have flashed your BIOS, you need to go into bios and select load optimised or default settings, reboot then go into bios and check the boot order of the HDD to ensure the HDD with the OS is the first boot drive

post back results and I will try to assist you more.

Jul 13, 2008 | ASUS K8V-MX Motherboard

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My laptop does not work


Since you cant get anywhere from the compaq logo.. well try to press TAB button in the startup, try a few times (start it again if you dont get anything)

You should get the diagnostic screen.

If the bios needs to be flashed .. then the chip needs to be removed from the motherboard, difficult operation contact a local pc shop for help if you are not experienced in takeing laptops apart and useing a soldering iron the remove the bios chip from the motherboard and then flashing it in another pc motherboard.. well difficult it is.

I wont go into more detail.

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Dell D600 wont go into bios mode


Hi ,

if you wanted to get the bios setup you have to press Fn+F1 then you will go to the bios setup


Mar 07, 2008 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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H P Compaq wont boot


Your BIOS should have got Corrupted and it is asking you for the BIOS file. You may have to flash your bios. Go to the Manufacturers site and read the instruction for flashing your bios or upgrading your bios.

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