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Questions tagged [flashing]

It is the process of writing (burning) a firmware (aka image) to a reprogrammable chip such as an EEPROM.

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I want to know which file i need to flash to bios after using me cleaner

this is the article i am following: https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner/wiki/External-flashing And yes i got out.bin, ifd_shrinked.bin, and me_shrinked.bin. What makes it confusing is that he or she ...
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What is “MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port” driver for? [closed]

We have two Windows 10 drivers to connect to "MTK phone" using USB when it is off: "MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port" and "MediaTek USB Port". Sometimes my device is recognized only as "MediaTek ...
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Ubuntu flash to eeprom

I have a GL-AR150 that I messed up the chip from. I managed to get it backed up by desoldering. Bought a new EEPROM and now I want to flash a fresh new version on here to make it factory stock, so i ...
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My HP PageWide Pro Printer's ethernet port is constantly flashing

The ethernet port LED (green) of my HP PageWide Pro Printer is constantly flashing in a very high frequency. Permanent, it seems to be 24 hours x 365 days even though the printer is not in use most of ...
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My TP-Link (TL-WA701ND) Bricked

Welcome everyone, Today I was working to restore my access point TL-WA701ND to its original firmare from DD-WRT after taking the right steps my access point LEDs ar blinking (four LEDs at once except ...
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Flash two mobile simultaneously

I have a question: Can I flash a phone at the current computer and another phone in the virtual machine (vmware) at the same time?
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Dell Type C Dock WD15 has Blinking Monitor

Dell has a knowledge base article addressing this blinking monitor problem. It is about updating drivers and flashing the firmware of the dock. I have two problems with the instructions in that ...
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How can I get the BIOS from my motherboard?

I am interested in making a backup of the BIOS I obtained from a programmer at FoxConn a few years ago. Apparently, there was a huge problem with the motherboards being able to accept more than 6GB of ...
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Powerpoint 2016 is flashing unknown bar chart when advanding to next slide

I created a presentation in Powerpoint. I marked it as Final. When I advance past a text-only slide to a slide with a bar chart, a completely different bar chart is flashing briefly. The same ...
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How to disable or remove Intel SMM?

I have successfully removed Intel ME from the firmware by reflashing the BIOS using corna's tool: https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner However I am still concerned about SMM. Intel ME and AMT ...
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Is Acer Aspire Recovery equivalent to External Flashing?

Is the Acer Aspire Recovery method (Fn+Esc) equivalent to externally flashing the BIOS? What I am asking is that for example if the BIOS were write protected you could not flash it via a software ...
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Extract BIOS .fd file from .exe on Acer Aspire E1-571

Hello I have an Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop. I must update the BIOS to the latest version. There are 2 ways to flash the BIOS that I know of. Run the .exe file from the official website that will flash ...
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“Security check failed” when updating bios 1.10 on ASRock X299 Killer SLI/ac Motherboard

Using 1.20 ROM downloaded from ASRock website and using instant flash via USB in BIOS I get the following message when it tries to update: "Security check failed". Then connecting to ethernet cable ...
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ESP8266 does not boot after firmware flash, serial output Fatal exception (28)

I was started experimenting on ESP8266 that was bought from AI-Thinker, and the wiki is here, ESP8266 and another for NodeMCU. I have already familiar with Lua firmware, so flashed Lua node firmware ...
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Device /dev/spidev* not found

I have a Banana Pi M1 and wanted to flash libreboot on a ThinkPad T400. I followed Raspberry Pi (ThinkPad X200), as RPi's GPIO pins are almost the same as BPi's and T400's chip is the same as X200. ...
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How one can detect if a Graphic Card's BIOS was flashed before?

I'm planning to buy a used Graphic card and I want to know whether the person using it had flashed the BIOS before, put a custom one and now that selling it just replaced the default BIOS again or not....
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Can I use a different BIOS chip with the same pinout?

So I have a motherboard (M7VKB) and it has a PMC Chips Pm29F002 flash chip in it. I have another flash chip, an Intel 28F010. The Intel 28F010's pinout is the same as the one in the mobo (except for ...
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Alienware m17x r2 not booting up

My believe my BIOS is bricked. I was flashing my BIOS and power was interrupted. It never went off when power was interrupted. And being a novice, I tried to forcefully power it down still nothing ...
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BIOS modules and what are they

Computer : Lenovo G560 model 20042 CPU : Intel Pentium P2600 Northbridge : Intel PM55 Southbridge : Intel HM55 CMOS RAM : 512 bytes BIOS chip or size: unknown I backed up my BIOS using the official ...
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What software security measures can be taken to prevent users of a linux system from flashing the GPU bios

I would like to prevent users from having the ability to flash the GPU bios, while still giving them the ability to run software on their workstation's GPU. I'm open to a wide range of potential ...
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Updating megaraid firmware - errors?

I'm trying to update the firmware on an LSI 926x series card from current version (2009) to latest (v12.15?). I've tried the standard commands using "storcli" and "storcli64" in Windows cmd prompt (...
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How to flash AMD BIOS chip on automated catheter production machine in factory?

This is my first question I hope I make it clear enough and posted in the right section. The automated catheter production machine at the factory I'm doing my internship is down. When turned on there ...
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Why is it called flash for phones / tablets and install for PCs

Lets say that you want to change your device's operating system.For a phone or tablet we would say "today I am flashing cyanogenmod" but for PCs "today I am installing Ubuntu" although flash is used ...
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Is the N600, C3700 cable of running an alternative firmware?

I've been exploring WW-DRT and openwrt.org. I can find information on how to Flash WNDR3700 but nothing much appears to come up on this particular module N600, C3700. Question: To flash a open ...
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Fix a bricked bios after failed flash (Alienware m17xR2 laptop)

I wanted to flash my bios last night from A09 to A10 on my m17xR2. I downloaded the bios from dell drivers & download and extracted it. Then, I executed the executable inside it that had a similar ...
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UEFI firmware corrupt? Neither ethernet nor wireless controller detected anymore

The problem My computer is a 64-bit Acer Apsire V5-572G currently running with Arch Linux. I wanted to use some programs that dont run with Wine. So i set up a Windows-To-Go on an external hdd. Upon ...
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Screen flashes when iTunes is open

Has anyone had an issue with your computer screen flashing when iTunes is open? This started about one week ago. This only happens in iTunes and I am on version 12.3.2.35. iI so, is there a fix?
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Install H87M-PRO BIOS on M51AC (different model names, same motherboard)

I currently own an Asus M51AC-FR034S that has an Asus M51AC motherboard. When I updated the BIOS some time ago I noticed that the BIOS file name was H87M-PRO-ASUS-M51AC-1002.CAP Whereas H87M-PRO's ...
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System No Boot no video after failed BIOS update

I have a HCL Me Series M54 Laptop. I downloaded the .NRG BIOS update file from here, and tried to flash the BIOS. The update stuck at 48%: ..and then when I restarted, there is no display, the ...
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Is it possible to revert a DD-WRT firmware flashing on a router?

DD-WRT firmware is a generic fully-featured firmware intended to replace the original firmware that a router bears when unboxed. There is a DD-WRT version for many router models, but not for all. ...
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Laptop screen flashing white

I bought my little sister an Asus x551 laptop from microcenter. It was not even a week old when she called me about a problem it was having. The screen was flashing white occasionally. Since I live ...
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Screen flashing when certain programs are focused

My laptop screen is sometime flashing when it is battery powered. While I can live with it, what puzzles me is that it flashes under certain conditions (and not always): When on battery and Firefox ...
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Update BIOS Z87X-OC Q-flash

I'm trying to fix some issues with my PC namely, the erratic CPU performance, power issues and graphics card malfunctions. I've been advised by the manufacturer of my PC to update the BIOS on my ...
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HP DL140 G3, how to repair after failed BIOS update? [duplicate]

During updating BIOS to the new version (1.18) I got an error that computer can't read rom file. Then after reboot server did not start. Actually it starts but does not show anything, screen is blank, ...
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flashing vbios on my MSI machine

Just tried to flash my vbios on my gs70 pro using freedos, but the bios bat file on the usb stick that I need to execute is not listed when I do a "dir". I only see the freedos system files. I guess ...
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How to do a factory reset on a SanDisk Cruzer Blade flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a 8 GB Sandisk USB flash drive. Recently it became write protected somehow. So I searched in Google and I tried to remove the write protection through almost all the methods I found. ...
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Flickering/flashing screen on laptop when using HDMI-splitter

I have a new laptop and I've connected it to a HDMI-splitter because I want to mirror the laptop screen on to two separate tv's. Both are connected through 15 m HDMI-Cables but goes together in a ...
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Software flashes just a split second in taskbar. How to find out what software it is?

I've started to notice a strange program that just flashes about every minute in my taskbar. I've uninstalled any strange software trough Windows Add or Remove Programs. It's quite annoying. And my ...
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Flashing bios on an HP Machine with no hard drive

I have an HP Elitebook 2530p http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=3782222 There is a common bios problem (I know I am not the only one who had this problem) that asks ...
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Can you install UEFI? [duplicate]

From what I've read the UEFI replaces the BIOS. BIOSs can be flashed though, so is it possible to install UEFI on a computer using a BIOS? If it's possible, how to do it? I'm guessing this'd be ...
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ASUS RT-AC66R hard reset

Have an ASUS RT-AC66R - we had set it up for our church and was working flawlessly. I was approached last sunday to say it was not connecting (2014-01-19). We had set it with the 2.5 and 5 Ghz ...
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How do I flash DIR-615 from the recovery console?

I have installed dd-wrt on my DIR-615, but I now want to flash the stock firmware on it. However, while I can get into the recovery console (hold reset button and power on until power light flashes), ...
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What options do I have for flashing an UEFI BIOS chip on an Asus mobo?

I have a bizarrely borked ASUS board (M5A97 LE R2.0) that is stuck in a half way state between two BIOS versions. I cannot enter the BIOS settings page (the system locks up after drawing half of it). ...
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Port mapper table not found

I just got a new acer revocenter, with intel atom d525 in it. When i boot it up there was no options to get to the bios setting. So I am trying to flash the bios. I created a bootable disk with ...
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Flash .rom file to BIOS chip

I have got a .rom file from my BIOS chip using this tool (it really isn't a virus). I extracted the Packard Bell boot logo from it using CBROM, edited it and put it back into the .rom, which ...
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what does it mean to hard-brick a device?

I read people complaining that certain EFI-enabled Samsung laptops can be accidentally 'bricked' when trying to install an OS or when using certain programs in them, which doesn't happen with BIOS ...
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Flash BIOS on a HP Mini from Linux

I have a HP Mini 210 that was installed with Ubuntu 12.04 last year. I'm lending it out to someone, and need to re-install XP. There is no internal CD drive, and BIOS won't boot from USB. I'm trying ...
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CPU fan twitching phase leds blinking - computer won't boot

I have a big problem that I got today. Yesterday computer was "on" normally, I went to sleep without shutting it down. When I woke up, I heard a strange sound and was unable to bring it up from ...
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Is it possible to update BIOS to UEFI?

I just ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on an older machine (just for fun) and was informed that due to lack of UEFI firmware, Secure Boot would not be supported. Is it possible for motherboard ...
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Taskbar/Desktop icon flashing on launch, but not opening

My computer is a normal Windows 7 - Ultimate box, 64-bit version. Nothing too fancy, but not too shabby either. I use it for browsing the net and a daily portion (of healthy!) gaming. Nothing more, ...