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I am dual booting my PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. Both are working. I have no problem. Today I started seeing this error:

The HP Bios application selected is corrupt or missing. 
Please install the application and try again.
Install BIOS application error 501
Enter - continue
For more information please visit http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01442956

How to fix BIOS?

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Where do you see the error? –  terdon Feb 10 '13 at 14:04
@terdon i saw it when i turned on my laptop, and when i restarted ubuntu, but now it disappeared! maybe i should ignore it –  Fischer Feb 10 '13 at 15:01

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Based on this thread, I would guess that you removed the EFI partition when installing your Linux system. You can safely ignore the message and suppress it by disabling 'HP Quicklook' from the BIOS setup.

This is the relevant information from the linked thread:

This is a feature. You are using info-button to start and have no efi-partition (HP_Tools) installed.

Disable 'HP Quicklook' from bios setup.

HP EliteBook Notebook PC Series - BIOS Application Error (501)


You may have get a 'BIOS Application Error 501' error message if using not HP Preload image and press INFO button when starting unit. The HP BIOS application selected is corrupt or missing. Please install the application and try again.

BIOS Application Error (501)

Enter - Continue

Details This error is the result of using the INFO button launch HP EFI Application and if not using HP Preload image, the operating system cannot find the EFI partition.

What is EFI ? EFI is a set modular interfaces that replaced the set of traditional BIOS interfaces between the OS and platform firmware. The EFI partition is viewable on HP Preload image and HDD and is labeled as HP_TOOLS. The EFI partition and HP EFI application are not required for the basic operation of HP Notebook, however, if partition is missing, EFI feature is not available.

Read mode on EFI Features on the "HP Business Notebook Computer - EFI Guidelines" that are downloadable on the www.hp.com

EFI Guidelines (116.5KB, PDF) HP Business Notebook Computer http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01564727/c01564727.pdf?jumpid=reg_R1002_USE...


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you're right, i don't see it anymore, maybe i should ignore it as you said, i don't see it anymore –  Fischer Feb 10 '13 at 15:02

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