|Sorry, I guess I thought I put the whole model number. It is a G62 339wm|
It was not a BIOD update, to speak, but a utility that allows me to connect to the HP servers to check for any updates if they have been released. I have used the utility before.
I do not regularly format and reinstall, I have in the past due to hard drive issues where I had to replace the hard drive and had some issues with installing because I was dumb and didn't install the right drivers. It was just easier to format. I have done it probably twice on this particular computer since I have owned it. I didn't use the utility to actually install any updates, just to let me know if there were any.
I am beginning to wonder now, however, if it isn't something with the CPU. I have read different threads where the issue ends up dealing with soldering. Also, the guides I have looked at related to the code given from the lights seems to be one for the hard drive, since it is a steady blink, not like 3 blinks and a pause. And the troubleshooting suggestions given by HP do not seem to work. Also, the fan had been making a lot more noise than usual, and blowing them clean didn't seem to help. It never really seemed to get way hot. I have had it shut down a small handful of times in the last year due to supposed over heating. Never while I was using it, only when it was put to sleep and sat on the desk/table. And even then, the vents were open and it had plenty of access to cool air.
I am by no means an expert with computers, but I generally know what I am doing for almost all issues that I have. I get advice, definitely, but for most things I feel comfortable "fixing" myself. This wasn't something that I felt would give me problems, as I have done it before on many different computers, ones of all types. This is the first I have had issues with it.
OMG don't judge me!