How to restore bios after upgrade?

Dell Vostro 220s desktop computer (intel...
December 7, 2010 at 09:58:34
Specs: Windows XP, Core 2 Duo E7300/4G
I got a notice that my bios may need to be update (blue crash page). I load the update from the Dell site for the new bios (v. 1.3.0). My computer is now dead. How to restore the old bios (Dell Vostro 220 with XP (down grade option, Core 2 Duo E7300, 2.66 GHz with amibios DG65 0376 chip). Also CD/DVD drive is dead. Need to use USB for loading. Don't know what was the original bios version.

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#1
December 7, 2010 at 10:07:45
I believe bios update was not necessary. U need a new board.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let him who desires piece prepare for war - PROPHET.


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#2
December 7, 2010 at 10:28:08
Go to Dell web site and put in your service tag number. Look around for the original BIOS vers. And never ever update the bios without knowing how or why.

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player.

Albert Einstein


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#3
December 7, 2010 at 10:51:56
How can he restore bios if the system refuse to post(refuse to post after bios update)?

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#4
December 7, 2010 at 11:02:10
He said that he can use the usb for loading, so he must be able to post.

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#5
December 7, 2010 at 11:31:21
"My computer is now dead"

Pay your last respects, bury it, then go out & buy a new motherboard or a completely new system. You just learned a valuable lesson.


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#6
December 8, 2010 at 06:20:51
You put the old BIOS file on your USB device and tell the computer to boot from that.

Then you can restore it. You shouldn't have to buy a new mb for this. But the scare will keep you from doing something like this again until you check with someone.

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player.

Albert Einstein


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#7
December 8, 2010 at 09:23:59
I only found the upgrade version on Dell's website (1.3.0). It's alsmost as if Dell had planned creation on problems, so you will load the update and inactivate your MB. I though that since the message was from Dell and the update was from Dell all would be okay, but I am sadly mistaken.

Anyone know when Dell hids the old Bios version or which one to use?


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#8
December 8, 2010 at 09:25:39
From what I read, the bios can be backed-up. Possible I can use another Dell computer, but how to back it up?

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#9
December 8, 2010 at 09:57:13
You're lucky with a Dell. Dell's bios's have a restorable BIOS configuration that cant be overwritten. Do some searching around on Dell's site for BIOS restoration and you will find instructions on how to revive your computer.

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#10
December 15, 2010 at 22:08:12
Had trouble posting and getting auto notification that someone has posted. USB bios loading attempt writes to the USB and the MB seems to be uneffected. Still can access HD. Computer says it there. Will try to get another computer to read the HD. How to get the bios to write/save on the MB.

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