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Medion BIOS SP2 MD40734 FID2060

October 4, 2005 at 14:37:58
Specs: Windows XP, 512

Laptop Medion MD40734 Same as FID2060 From ToysRUs & Aldi. Made about last 2 to 3 years I know off.This is a common problem when trying to upgrade XP with SP2. SP2 will load but then Windows XP will hang after restarting computer.
I have noted 5 people in UK and others outside UK with exact same problem.

MS SP2 Help at http://www.michna.com/kb/WxSP2.htm
They suggest removing SP2 then fix from MS help as follows http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b99c199-5d75-454f-ae07-b620727be8d8 then load SP2 again. When it fails again same with problem they suggest new BIOS. Medion new BIOS at http://www.medion.co.uk/ using AGP Interface Driver FID 2060
and use instructions given. If your drive is NFTS with only one partition (or not original format) you will have to disregard their instructions and copy file to a floppy or CD and run from there.
IT WILL NOT MAKE A BACKUP OF YOU BIOS even though it has it on screen when file open.

I strongly advise you do not use this BIOS update as it will probably cause lockup on loading on POST.

I saw somewhere you can load BIOS through DOS making a backup of BIOS as you load new updated BIOS. Not sure that if even if you did that you could reload old BIOS if all goes wrong.

Suggest forget SP2 until Medion get this sorted. You may end up needing new Motherboard.
I have tried all this and still have the problem. Can actually access Windows XP by using Medion Application and support CD so all is not lost. Didn’t have a lot on Hard Drive anyway as have just renewed as was faulty. Only 20 months old.
Try this site to find BIOS info http://www.esupport.com/biosagent/ They asked for £25 for new BIOS. Don’t know if any use. Feel fee to email me and I will help if possible or if you can help me. Thanks.


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#1
October 8, 2005 at 14:15:07

Hi there,

I have had the same problem with my Medion Laptop.

Bought it some 20 months ago.

When I decided to put SP2 in it I read the forums and realised that there are problems with the graphics locking up.

I then proceded to update the BIOS as supplied by the Medion site, no problems all went well.

I then put SP2 in and the Laptop worked perfectly for the last 8 months or so.

I have recently been having problems with the PCMCIA card I had installed and I, foolishly, decided to completely rebuild the Laptop.

Now I find that I can load up the XP PRO upto and including SP1 but as soon as I the SP2 it all goes tits up and locks the as the graphics drivers load.

Surely the BIOS flash should still be in the BIOS and therfore it should load SP2 OK now.

I dunno I am totally confused, not to mention a bit miffed, any suggestions from either you or anyone else would be welcome.

Thanks.


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#2
January 2, 2006 at 03:36:58

I wrote an article regarding this issue and my resolution:

http://www.influenced.net/articles/2005/12/22/medion-md40734-xp-sp2-sis-agp-fix/


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