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I want to upgrade bios on my HP DV8233cl notebook. I have upgraded to Windows7 Ultimate operating system. I am having a problem running a program called laplink - as I get a blue screen everytime I click on the the laplink icon. (The present BIOS version and date I have on this laptop is F.09 dated 3/13/2006.) The blue screen message is to upgrade my bios - but I do not find bios upgrade for the Windows7 operating system on this computer. It only goes up to Vista operating system! What do I do?

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  • rajan ramaswami May 18, 2011

    You have not read my detailed request which was sent afterwords. I need toget laplink working and donot really care if the BIOS is upgraded or not. Please read this subsequent message and get back to me.

  • rajan ramaswami May 18, 2011

    You have not read my subsequent detailed information before I made payment to Fixya. Please read that and get back to me. I am aware that there is no bios upgrade for Windows 7. It only goes up to Vista. I had XP on the machine when I purchased it and upgrading to Vista I had no issues. My main issue is to get laplink working on this computer without the blue screen! It works fine with Windows7 on my other laptop. Please help. Regards, Rajan

  • rajan ramaswami May 19, 2011

    Something is wrong. I understand your comments, which I am well aware of. Let me back uup and tell yoiu what happened. I sent the message you responded to, BEFORE giving my credit card details etc, as the message was incomplete. I sent another message, stating my problem, and paid for THIS message by my credit card. What you responded to is NOT the message I want answers for. I am surprised you did not get the corrected message! Anyway - I am repeating it. I use a software called LAPLINK and it worked fine with my HP computer under VISTA but after upgrading to Windows7, I get the blue screen. The blue screen message - what I can read of it in a flash states to upgrade my BIOS among other things! I have been to the HP site, before I even contacted you guys know that HP does not have

  • rajan ramaswami May 19, 2011

    Something is wrong. I understand your comments, which I am well aware of. Let me back up and tell you what happened. I sent the message you responded to, BEFORE giving my credit card details etc, as the message was incomplete. I sent another message, stating my problem, and paid for THIS message by my credit card. What you responded to is NOT the message I want answers for. I am surprised you did not get the corrected message! Anyway - I am repeating it. I use a software called LAPLINK and it worked fine with my HP computer under VISTA but after upgrading to Windows7, I get the blue screen. The Laplink software works fine in my Apple Macbook running Windows7 under bootcamp.The blue screen message - (what I can read of it in a flash) states to upgrade my BIOS among other things! I have been to the HP site, before I even contacted you guys know that HP does not have the Bios upgrade for Windows7! I am not even sure that a Bios upgrade is necessary - but any light you can throw on this would help. The HP does boot back on again after the blue screen, but I am unable to use LAPLINK, which I need badly to link my two computers together through the internet. Look forward to your reply. One other thing - the BIOS on my computer is version F.09 and I find that for the version for Vista at the HP site is F.22. When I purchased my HP computer it came loaded with XP and I had no problem upgrading to VISTA and use Laplink. The problem is Windows7 and Laplink on this computer. It may be BIOS or something else. I look forward to your help on this vexing problem. Regards

  • rajan ramaswami May 22, 2011

    The problem is I need to know how to make Laplink work in in regular mode. The problem works fine with windows 7 and "safe mode". When I get out of safe mode and boot computer normally, I get the "blue screen" when I click on the laplink icon. Obviously there is something in either the startup menu or some other program that is intetrfering with the normal opeartion of this software in this computer. I have an aple computer using windows 7 unfder boot camp, and this program works fine. I need to use laplink to connect both these computers (it is an excellent program for this use) but am unable to do so - unless I eleimibnate the problem causing the malfunction in my HP Pavilion laptop. I need some guidance here, from someone who is knowledgeable in eliminating malfunctioning issue from safe mode to regular boot mode. Best regards, Rajan

  • rajan ramaswami May 27, 2011

    Solution 1 misled me. Solution 3 by bunnydawg came closest to solving my problem. It is still unresolved but I am getting there ! Regards, Rajan Ramaswami

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I would suggest updating the bios to the latest version which is f24a which can be found here (as well as the rest of the drivers) be VERY VERY sure that this is the exact machine you have as updating with the wrong bios will "brick" you computer. this should fix the issue you are having. if after updating the bios you still have problems, go to the laplink website and read the minimum requirements to run the program, especially the version of windows it normally runs on. then right click on the install program and choose troubleshoot compatability in the menu. when the wizard pops up choose the second choice option, troubleshoot compatability ... mark the first and third check boxes then click next... in that window choose the operating system it is normal run under. after you have done that and clicked next ... start the install by running the program. if after you have done that and the program works fine save the compatability settings and exit the wizard.

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    Roberta Smith Jun 12, 2011

    other then laplink... have you installed any other program recently ? and what version of windows did you update from.

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I have contacted HP support they say that this computer was not released with the Windows 7 operating system and no update to the bios is available. I would not attempt to update the bios, if you use the wrong update that is not specifically made for this PC the you will lock up the operating system. BIOS updates are only released when some problem is found in the operating systems basic code in the registry, so 99% of the time a BIOS update has no noticeable effect on system operation. If you still want to try this I suggest yopu cantact HP support by email (it is free) and ask them what you can do. Here is a link to that.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/contacthp?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1843760

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    yadayada May 18, 2011

    I see no other message. If you have a blue screen and can't boot then you will need the operating systems recovery disk to RELOAD the operating system, sorry but THERE IS NO WAY AROUND THIS.

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    yadayada May 22, 2011

    I have no expertise with the software you mentioned, so sorry can't help you any further with this problem. I tried to help based on the blue screen you get, and I still think you will need to format the HDD and then reload the operating system to clear the software error. So reloading the operating system is still my solution.

    Other experts will not see the comments made to me so that will leave you in a loop of getting the response for the same original question over and over from other experts. Sorry that's how the posting works, messages back to me from are for my eyes only. The only information all experts see is the original problem question you posted.

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