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To use that BIOS flash utility, you will need Windows. It is more than likely a 32 bit Windows application. This means it wont execute in FreeDOS. Contact HP support and check their forums, there might be alternative methods for flashing the BIOS. As for "wiping the files that control the fans." That is pure bunk. While modern OSs do have the ability ...


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It's a common issue with nvidia or amd videocards.Called tdr timeout detection recovery error.There are several work arounds to avoid this error, but the only one that seems to work for me is downclocking the video card by least 25 to 30 mhz.How do you do this you may ask, download Evga precision or Msi afterburner. Both do basically the same thing, ...


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I talked to the motherboard manufacturer. Surprisingly they were nice enough to help (it took them an hour, but they fixed the problem). They rebooted computer in safe mode and uninstalled drives. Attempts to uninstall drives in standard mode fails, but in safe mode it works. I don't know what is the Voodoo magic behind it, but attempts to uninstall drives ...


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I have the same chipset ICH7 - G41 on a Dell Inspiron One 19. This 2009 machine has the IDE/ATA 82801gb/gr/gh SATA controller. Note that 82801GB does not support AHCI. Intel ICH7 wikipedia To answer your question - ATA/IDE is set so that Windows will BOOT. (Including booting to Windows XP Vista 7 8.1 and 10 installers.) In my case, with a replacement WD ...


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If you look at the pcpartpicker link you provided there is a link to builds that included it; in that list are dozens of builds that included Vishera CPUs; so it's a complete non-issue. With that said, some of the top end Vishera CPUs do require specific 990Fx chipsets (9000 series), but the FX-8300 you are looking at is not in this group, and will be 100% ...


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Obviously I am not UEFI Not really. If your UEFI firmware has decided to boot the OS in BIOS-compatibility (CSM) mode, it'll also look like BIOS. It would be more reliable to look through the firmware's settings screen or documentation. Also, when you try to boot from a CD or USB through the firmware's "boot menu", look carefully – often there will be ...


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I know this is quite a while after and you might have found a solution but for the record, I'll post an answer. ALthough you cannot boot a GPT in BIOS bios, you can change the USB to a MBR partition table, currently it is GPT. NOTE - I believe promoting software is against rules, but there is no other way for me to post a solution, these software are ...


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I've already found the answer myself, but thanks anyways for trying to help. In the help menu of the Gigabyte F2 BIOS, there was a message that said that the + and - buttons could also be used to navigate between option. I tried doing this with the system memory multiplier, and I finally got the result I wanted. I could select any common clock setting to ...


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I believe the timing setting you are after will be available when you disable the "Auto" mode on the "Memory Timing Mode" setting. I've not seen your particular firmware interface, but I have seen quite a few that hide these settings while "Auto" is enabled for memory related settings. The XMP setting is an overclocking setting so it it not entirely ...


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You probably need to replace the battery that keeps the real-time clock powered. This picture is of an HP dv7 model with the bottom cover removed. Image by Mark You can see the circular battery on the mid-right, and it looks like a standard CR2032 lithium button battery which is available just about anywhere. You can often find it in stores because it's ...


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Updating bios as per instructions and latest version from support.lenovo.com additional info from link http://www.yumapk.com/how-to-update-bios-on-lenovo-ideapad-z500.html


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The code you are searching for should come up after you enter the BIOS password wrong multiple times, and then the code will come up on the screen. Once you have that code, you may go to the recovery site you listed and enter it there.


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I realize that this response is a bit late but are you going to be doing this kind of thing often? I suggest investing in a Dediprog SF100 then. http://www.dediprog.com/pd/spi-flash-solution/sf100 You could also use a much cheaper device, Bus Pirate, to flash the BIOS as well. http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate FlashROM can then be used to ...


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Your computer is running into a Secure Boot violation. In all probability, this means that the computer's boot loader has been replaced with one that was not properly signed by Microsoft (or any other entity whose keys are part of the computer's firmware). In other words, you may well have accidentally installed malware on the computer, and the firmware has ...


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Although this is for W7, any newly installed driver or software can cause this issue in W8 and that board, the instructions below should work to get it booting until you can figure out what triggered this issue on your PC Some users may encounter a "Secure Boot Violation" , which makes the system fail to boot into the operating system. To protect user's ...


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If you want the legacy Advanced Options menu like W7, and you have Windows 8 or 10, you can revert the bootloader to legacy mode so F8 works like it did with Windows 7. Open an elevated (Administrator) Command Prompt and type the following command: bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy Spaces in this command are important, restart and try F8 ...


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Just writing an answer to summarize what helped the OP in the end (from the comments section). Though you should be able to get into bios from tapping the F2 key repeatedly, this did not work for OP. The solution therefore is to reset the bios to default settings so that you can access it again. To do this: 1) Unplug AC power and take out the battery. 2) ...


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The correct key should be F2, try pressing it right from power on with your laptop or external keyboard. You may also get idea from this official source


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Go into windows, and shift+click the restart button, then choose to change the UEFI settings when you get the option to do so. You can also start the laptop and quickly release and then press and hold the power button. After this press dell rapidly when starting the PC again. Windows 10 has a fast boot option which makes going into the BIOS more of an ...


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Thanks for the answers! I'm sure these answers will be helpful for somebody facing this problem. But it all didn't work for me. I solved this problem by switching my current USB keybord to my old PS/2 keybord. After that I was able to enter BIOS with the F2 key. The problem with USB keybords is they are not recognized by the computer until the OS starts to ...


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Depending on where the ISO was obtained, it might not be properly created for UEFI booting. The file structure will be fine, including the \boot\efi directory, but the boot files will not properly load. In addition, according to Microsoft, Windows 7 cannot be used without CSM being enabled. Windows 7 does not support UEFI Class 3 (pure EFI) due to a ...


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Your DVD will not work here !!! You have to create a bootable usb capable to booting into uefi. Make sure that you have win7 iso file. If not, you have create it from your dvd. Download and run Rufus. Make sure that partition scheme and target system type option is set to GPT partition scheme for UEFI. Then browse for win7 iso image and click start. ...


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Certain Windows Fastboot systems do not give access to the BIOS, requiring you to reset the BIOS manually to access them. If you need to reset the BIOS manually, you can do this by removing the battery from the motherboard or physically branching the CMOS reset connectors on the motherboard. Instructions: Turn off and disconnect your computer from ...


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Here's an old hat trick that just might work for you, and others in similar situations. I don't know if this will work on your specific motherboard. Turn off the computer. Then, before turning it on, press and hold a key on your keyboard. (Any key will do. Control, Windows, Print Screen and such are usually "safer" in light of any firmware on extension ...


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Thank you @Roh-mish for all your help. I finally figured this out, and as I haven't seen the answer anywhere else online I'll share in case this happens to someone else. After getting stuck on the black screen with the "an OD wasn't found" error, I went back in to BIOS after restarting, and navigated to Storage > Boot Order. Here, under the Legacy settings > ...


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Turns out that the motherboard had a bent CPU pin in one of the CPU sockets; this pin was only slightly out of alignment (to the point I needed a magnifying glass to see it), but was enough to break the QPI interface, which resulted in the system unable to boot with two CPUs. I fixed the issue by going over each CPU socket with a magnifying glass and ...


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Your disk seems to be formatted MBR and the flash drive with the ISO is in GPT format. I have had this issue before. You can use Rufus or similar software to convert the flash drive to MBR boot disk or using a Linux live image reformat the entire disk and set it to GPT.


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Are you sure you have setup the Bios to operate as UEFI only ? (Without legacy/CSM support.) I've seen a couple of Bios variants that wouldn't accept GPT disks for UEFI boot if the legacy support was also on. The logic seems to be based on the incorrect assumption that if you have legacy enabled your OS isn't UEFI capable and therefore also is MBR boot ...


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There are several ways to restore you bios setting you can remove your cmos battery of your laptop for several seconds or minute after that when you start your pc it will ask for like.. use last known good configuration, this wil restore your bios default configuration.


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Mixing boot modes (BIOS/UEFI) is not a good idea. Windows can boot only UEFI way from GPT disk. Linux/Grub can boot BIOS and UEFI way from GPT disk. What has happened during legacy installation of Linux (would be nice to have concrete info about your disk layout): For booting BIOS way from GPT disk a special partition is created which contains boot ...


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I have an MSI GT602PE dominator pro 3K Laptop. There is few days I had the same issue. I can use my computer with Ubuntu 14.04 or Windows 10. Here no problem! But it was impossible to access to the Bios menu. When I press the DEL button I get a blank screen (with a cursor that doesn't even blink) and it hangs. I suppose you have also a raid 0 with 2 SSD ...


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Complete Procedure is in your owners manual


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As per my experience, I have some computers having a wireless antenna. They had a very small ssd hard disk of 512M. I installed on that small hard disk iPXE. Unfortunately the specific computers may not boot normally via pxe ( neither via external storage for security reasons). So at boot the iPXE console appears. So I am able by hand to get an ip for the ...


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Thanks again for the help. After posting this question, I was eventually able to find another Asus laptop that used the 2860QM, the N53SV. After finding this I was able to successfully extract the CPU support patches and then add them to my own BIOS via MMTool.


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Thanks for the help but after many hours of searching I finally found what i was looking for and it did solve this. Instead of having to patch the BIOS's build date I had to disable Asus's date check in WinFlash with then correctly flashed the new BIOS. Thanks again.


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I had the same issue. I solved it by: attaching the hard disk to another computer made a partition on it using Minitool Partition Wizard used NT 6.x Fast Installer to extract Windows sources\install.wim file onto that partition. Even though NT 6.x Fast Installer is supposed to set the partition you tell it active, I had a minor glitch that after ...


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You also have to disable secure boot because CSM doesn't support it. If that doesn't work, reset BIOS to defaults, reboot and try again. If that still doesn't resolve the problem, make sure you have latest BIOS version.


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The key to enter the bios/uefi should never be "held" the routine that looks for the "keypress" would miss it completely if it is held in one state. therefore you attack (spam) the button. Another option is to hit the button the moment after you hear the motherboard speaker beep, assuming you have a speaker connected to the motherboard which comes in very ...


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Depending on at what point the bios flash failed during the flash procedure what can be done. If it is a soft fail you can recover by powering down, remove the battery and AC power, hold the power button down for 15 seconds, connect ac and see if the bios will load. Hard fail: (Bios Brick) Different models have different procedures for doing a bios "crisis ...


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Unfortunately, the term "Bricked" (when used correctly) means that the device is absolutely un-repairable, without replacing hardware. In the case of a Flash-gone-wrong, there is nothing that can be done, short of replacing the EPROM that contains the system firmware (BIOS or EFI) or using specialized equipment to flash the firmware after removing it from ...


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I found this relevant discussion about a Dell Precision M4600 (not M4500) BIOS "failure". It talks about a Dell Signature Firmware 'feature' that was introduced into a number of laptops which caused problems with future BIOS upgrades. It's not that the BIOS fails and bricks the motherboard. It seems the BIOS can't authenticate the new BIOS and simply won't ...



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