Solved BIOS update needed for MY computer.

March 4, 2012 at 00:04:39
Specs: Windows XP
BIOS update needed reason:Because I said so. system fails to see BIOS when hitting the "f" key to load. (BLACK SCREEN)
Also, any help for converting a RAW drive that was originally not, back to original state without losing data. Converting a Fat32 to NTFS (WIN XP) not losing data?

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March 4, 2012 at 01:11:05
OK to confirm your drive is not the only issue disconnect it( Both power & data cables) and try booting into BIOS.
Do you get any kind of display during startup? A Splashscreen? If so hit ESC button in order to see the boot data. You should see an instruction to Press xxxx to enter setup. Sometimes F1or F2. Sometimes DEL or F11. If you get absolutely nothing on screen then there are other issues

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)



#1
March 4, 2012 at 00:11:35
HP Pavilion 061
Model: ER886AA-ABA a1253w
Serial Number: MXF61902VN NA660
uuid: 80EAAE0B3F4E11108067E38C0664A3B2
BIOS type: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
BIOS ID: 01/17/2006-RS482-SB400-Amberine-00
Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

This was the info given by a Bios scanner [biosagent plus], doubt its very credible, I have my case open but I can't seem to find the stamp on the board.


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#2
March 4, 2012 at 00:16:40
"BIOS update needed reason:Because I said so"

Oh that's the best reason of all....... Not because your system has any particular problem that can only be corrected by a bios update.....nooooooo. but because you say so. OK. here's a hint. It's a HP. It will have a model number & serial number on it somewhere.
The only place to get a bios update is from HP Compaq. Good luck with it and I sincerely hope you don't brick it.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#3
March 4, 2012 at 00:27:22
The reason for the "i said so" because i read through the similiar posts via BIOS. It seems that the techs here assume the person seeking help has no idea about their own problems, but here you go. When loading the system and by pressing f2 (for my machine) to configure boot priorities because of the fat32 and raw drive issues, it remains blank...nothing shows. Ive waited for over 2 minutes and nothing happens just a black screen. Cant seem to find a update for any driver ie video, perhaps BIOS doesnt assign a version of the driver? because it is stuck on stupid. I also cant synch the time.

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#4
March 4, 2012 at 00:37:04
You have a drive problem. Not a bios problem.
You should be researching data recovery and should also download a hard drive diagnostic tool to check your drive integrity.

Bios updates are the very last thing to consider and should only be done if the update directly addresses an issue your system has. Get it wrong and you compound your drive problem with a dead motherboard.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#5
March 4, 2012 at 00:44:50
the system issue? I cant even Load or see BIOS, BIOS LOADS BEFORE the HARD DRIVES are even recognized! SO saying that i have a drive problem and NOT a BIOS problem is a incorrect assumption. I know I have a drive problem(s). But I cant fix the drive problem witthout getting into BIOS. I need to do a smart scan of the drive(s) that the BIOS has built into it. what on earth would having a bad drive have to do with actually seeing BIOS by hitting the f key on the system boot?

on the front panel of the tower reads: Hp Pavilion a1253w is that the model# ?


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March 4, 2012 at 01:11:05
✔ Best Answer
OK to confirm your drive is not the only issue disconnect it( Both power & data cables) and try booting into BIOS.
Do you get any kind of display during startup? A Splashscreen? If so hit ESC button in order to see the boot data. You should see an instruction to Press xxxx to enter setup. Sometimes F1or F2. Sometimes DEL or F11. If you get absolutely nothing on screen then there are other issues

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#7
March 4, 2012 at 01:57:37
The BIOS update is available from HP Support, no where else, Alos HP Pavilion 061 is not the model.

When you have undertaken update please let us know so we can continue this thread to sort out other issues..

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#8
March 4, 2012 at 02:03:40
Thank you Richard, You were right and I was wrong, I apologize for second guessing.
I didnt think that the bad drive would be relevant to the BIOS boot, But it did and does. I unplugged both drives the IDE and the SATA and viola BIOS booted like a charm. I dont need to update it, its working so I guess I have to deal with the 111 Gigs of unreadable data on the IDE drive. I have to find a good partition prog that I dont have to send in or pay out the wallet for. xD

Again thanks so much for your help.


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#9
March 4, 2012 at 02:08:11
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#10
March 4, 2012 at 02:20:53
thnx ;)
recuva looks a little beefy with little options?
specca, virtuallab, or a reliable good ...do i dare say it? Freeware
< lol >.
Thank you JoliCloud.

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