Computer shut down during BIOS update

Toshiba sateliite / A200-130(psaoe)
October 16, 2009 at 01:55:56
Specs: vista 32
Hello
I was updating the bios on my toshiba system freeze about 2 hours I have to shut down the laptop then Laptop never boot up again when I turn it now nothing on the screen but system is trying to read from HDD or CD rom and stop any Idea
thank you
Sam

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#1
October 16, 2009 at 04:53:51
"any Idea"

Yeah, you botched the BIOS flash & turned your laptop into a paperweight.


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#2
October 16, 2009 at 08:31:54
I Know that why I am asking for helep please

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#3
October 16, 2009 at 08:45:05
Why were you attempting to flash the BIOS in the 1st place?

http://www.badflash.com/


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#4
October 16, 2009 at 10:13:39
ya typically unless your motherboard has some kind of dual bios or backup rom built in, a botched bios flash will ruin your motherboard.

hope you backed up your data.


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#5
October 16, 2009 at 10:20:12
There might be a BIOS reset on the motherboard,

Go to the manufacturers website to look for possible solutions.

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EU members are worse.


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#6
October 16, 2009 at 10:42:33
It's possible that the BadFlash web site suggested by Jam could help. But only if the bios chip on your motherboard is not soldered in.

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#7
October 16, 2009 at 11:07:17
the bios in the motherbord is soldered in

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#8
October 16, 2009 at 11:20:13
the reason to update the bios was that mouse pad was not working correctly so in some toshiba forum they suggest to update the bios ...so when updating the bios you have the option to save your old bios info so i save all the info but bios keep rurning more than 2 hours after the back up than I knew that i have a problem cause nothing happen system freez so i have to shut it down after that laptop never boot and nothing on the screen you can see the power light you can see the trying access the hdd and the cd rom but nothing happen I appreciate your help and expertise to all of you in this forum thank you again

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#9
October 16, 2009 at 11:54:09
In the old days it used to be true if the BIOS flash went bad, you were out of luck, not so much anymore. Usually it will ask you if you want to do a backup of the current BIOS setup before you install the new one. Did you do a backup?

Some computers such as Dell have a BIOS setup permanently burned into the CMOS chip that can't be altered so if the flash goes bad, you have a working version to revert to. I'm not sure if Toshiba has this option but you may look around Toshiba's website in the troubleshooting section for repairing the BIOS.


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#10
October 16, 2009 at 13:38:21
backup was done in the hdd

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