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

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Is it possible to have an exFAT partition inside an ISO file?

I'm using an USB 2.0 Stick with 16GB of storage and I have an installer ISO which is 2.8GB. When flashing this ISO to the stick I notice that the speed is very slow (5 minutes) compared to copying the ...
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Duckiebot Flashing Micro SD Card Issue

I am trying to flash my duckiebot using Ubuntu from the directions in their manual however when I go to choose where I want to flash it (the Micro SD Card) it will not show up and only gives me a list ...
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Update AMI American Megatrends BIOS via EFI/UEFI firmware shell

I have found an used gigabyte brixx nuc style pc and wanted to try to update it's bios for testing, because some other versions has been released. The device hasn't a direct flash utility inside so I ...
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How do you make and edit ASUS BIOS Capsule files? How do you mod ASUS BIOS Capsule file dates?

ASUS BIOS files come packaged in capsule files with the extension .cap. I also have a .310 file that can be read like a capsule file and used to flash a BIOS as such. My goal is to change the "...
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How can I recover from a failed flash with an EZ Planck (Teensy powered keyboard): device not accepting address, error -71?

I'm trying to flash my EZ Planck from ZSA Technology Labs through their tool, Wally. When it asked me to hit the reset button, I hit it a few times. It went to a screen that said it was flashing and ...
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Flash the Bios without a screen

Could i create a batch file that would run an executable automatically without any type of control when I insert the USB flash drive and power up. I have no screen, and I need to flash the Bios. Its a ...
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Can one manufacturer's uefi updater/flasher (.exe) be used for other manufacturers' devices?

https://www.reddit.com/r/SteamDeck/comments/tyuu84/comment/i3vfve2/ According to this comment, it is okay to "grab a Lenovo uefi update pack" and extract the .exe uefi flasher from it, then ...
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Blue Screen of Death while formatting corrupted USB drive [duplicate]

I was trying to flash Linux Mint on my 32GB Sandisk USB Drive using BalenaEtcher. But whenever I try to start flashing, my system crashes immediately with the following code on BSOD: Stop code: ...
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dskchk hanging at ~50% when scanning a corrupt MicroSD [duplicate]

I have a SanDisk Ultra 32GB MicroSD that is clearly corrupted. I cannot delete files from it. Formatting fails. I tried to run chkdsk r/ but it stops and hangs at about 50% after finding a few corrupt ...
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Does Linux limit space on a USB drive?

I have Linux on a USB boot drive that should have 32GB of available space and when I boot Linux it only shows 7GB of space. Linux wont use the other 25GB of space. I tried increasing the partition ...
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USB drive not working after burning ISO

I burned a ubuntu 20.04 iso on my 16 gig flash drive using rufus, installing worked fine (on another computer) but when i plugged it into my windows machine, it did not detect the drive anywhere.photo ...
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How long can BIOS update take?

I have Asus X-570 E-Gaming. The mobo was showing green Q-LED today, I came to know it's because of failed boot. So, I'm updating the BIOS(firmware or host boot software). The size of the flash file is ...
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Trying to turn a bootable usb drive back to being non bootable

I am using Windows 10. I used balenaEtcher to flash a usb drive with some Linux distro iso, but now I am trying to flash it with another iso and am failing: I highly suspect this is because the USB ...
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How can I find the bootloader IP address of a router?

I'm trying to flash a router I have access to with OpenWrt, the router is not flashing with the OpenWrt bin file through it's webui. So I have to flash it with the TFTP method, for this I have to ...
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How to verify my mainboard's name before bios update?

I am pretty sure I have a MSI mainboard B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC and due to RAM instability issues I want to try the latest bios. (I am aware of the inherent risk of a BIOS upgrade. I want that ...
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Stop Task Bar Apps from flashing

when an application is minimized but running, and something happens inside of the application, it's task bar icon starts to flash orange. I.E. Teams recieves a message, a browser download is complete. ...
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SD card scam: Is it possible to undo and “hack” it back to the original size?

I bought a 1 TB Micro SD Card off of Amazon and got scammed. When I put it in the computer it looks like it's the right size. But if I reformat it or check the drive information with any kinda of ...
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Windows 10 - explorer.exe repeatedly restarting after update to 20H2 - flashing taskbar

upon login my taskbar flashes for about 2 minutes before then starting properly. It appears to be explorer.exe repeatedly crashing. After looking at the dmp it's crashing with callstack: Unhandled ...
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System UUID got nulled in BIOS

My HP laptop was working fine before I tried installing MacOS in it. I got success in installing MacOS Big Sur where I changed the UUID in the config.plist. But after uninstalling it (I just deleted ...
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When is Using Flashrom on Laptops Dangerous?

Background: I want to recover a Netbook (Lenovo Ideapad 100S 11IBY) that has been bricked by losing power during what seemed to be an unexpected BIOS update.1) After some reading, I got a new BIOS ...
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How to update BIOS on Acer SF314-42 without Windows installed?

The official website has a new version of BIOS for my laptop. The download from the website is a zip archive, which contains an executable and a README.txt, which instructs to click the executable ...
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how flash memory/SSD write dta internally?

I was reading a book which says: a flash memory consists of a sequence of B blocks, where each block consists of P pages.Data are read and written in units of pages. A page can be written only after ...
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3rd Monitor flickering on/off, Surface Book 3 with 2 external monitors

I just got a new surface book 3. I have the surface dock with 2 external monitors extended using QGeeM USB-C to HDMI Female adapters . The 3rd monitor (second external) keeps flickering on and off ...
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How to reset BIOS to Default or Erase Password using Platform file in BIOS Tool

I am trying to erase a BIOS password I forgot because it is inhibiting me from changing settings in the BIOS. I am using a flashing software and tried changing some settings that seem likely to work ...
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Where is my BIOS chip? (Image)

I'm trying to flash my Toshiba Satellite C660-1ZM with a self compiled BIOS update, however I can't seem to locate the chip. Solutions tried: Looking at the motherboard schematic: I can't find any ...
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How to flash BIOS on Acer Aspire 5720 ICL50

I have searched every website I can and none of the instructions I have found seem to work for me. The laptop model is Aspire 5720 ICL50, from 2008. The laptop shows black screen when powering on, ...
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Do I need to upgrade the bios to get Intel microcode updates?

I am running Linux Mint on a Lenovo C530. I would like to upgrade its bios but Lenovo's official bios upgrade doesn't support Linux. The reason I want to upgrade the bios is to get the latest Intel ...
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Why can’t I update the BIOS from the internal storage?

My ASUS EZ Flash 3 BIOS utility lists internal storage (SSD/HDD) devices as well as USBs, and it gives me the option to read BIOS flash files from the internal storage as well. But when I confirm that ...
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Flashing a Firmware to a router which doesnt have an "upgrade" page in its website interface

i need to flash my router because it is missing a lot of options in the configurations because my ISP installed their custom firmware,and the problem is i cant find the "upgrade" page because they ...
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Getting Rufus to output to a disk image file

Basically, I require different Live USBs for different needs. I have a single USB drive & when I need to switch to another distro/OS, I simply flash this USB drive with the right boot attributes, ...
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Unable to install python on Ubuntu

I need to install python version 2 (2.7) to use Nvidia Jetson TX2. It doesn't seem to install. Does anyone know the issue? Thanks in advance. I ran this command python -version And got this output ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 boot from USB bricked asus rog B350-F motherboard

Already received a refund on the motherboard however, I still do not have the slightest idea why the board failed to boot the live USB and then Bricked. Any ideas?
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MSI B450-A PRO BIOS Update Issue (Please Help, This is infuriating )

I recently completed a PC Build involving the aforementioned Motherboard. I booted into the BIOS and found that my BIOS version was not current. After Attempting to flash a Bios update (Downloaded ...
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Installation of Plasma Mobile on Nexus 5x failed "./fetch-demo.sh: 16: ./fetch-demo.sh: pushd: not found"

I recently bought a used Nexus 5X that has already been rooted and had Lineage OS installed on it. I wanted to convert it to Plasma Mobile but every time I try to flash it with the command sudo ./pm-...
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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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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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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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