Solved hp dv9000 damaged bios

January 16, 2020 at 20:10:32
Specs: Windows 7, AMD dual / 4gig
Im an avid win7 user, never had any problems with 7 since it was born! Well, as U all know, it has to go, Gates is money hungry again, and again and yes... again!
So, I tried to upgrade [away from Master Gates] to Linux. In the process I discovered that my Bios is shot! When I boot to it it goes to the main page and freezes, no options, what so ever! So naturally, I turned to HP and download the Bios software, and of course it dos not repair a broken Bios, obviously, cause it didn't work!
So my question is, can I keep 7 without any problems in the future? I don't want to change anything, it has everything it needs and works great,and, I finally found a virus program that [so far] hasn't been outsmarted by a deadly morphing stealth virus such as; NATAS, [the satan bug] Most likely because the anti-virus program "Kaspersky" is made in Germany, outside of Master Gates jurisdiction!
I also have already discovered that I cant get any operating system to load or upgrade because it cant read the motherboard.
So,am I going to be forced to buy another laptop? It seems as though the general opinion here is; if I mess with the Bios, my computer is history!
Thx for any and all answers.....JB / Cherry Vibes Music

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January 16, 2020 at 20:56:23
Generally if the BIOS is damaged then the board is done. If the Flash did not work (unlikely to anyway) then the only option would be to try to find an exact replacement board if one is available and cheap and if you are capable or swapping it out.
If Windows 7 still works and you cannot upgrade then you should be fine running it for now but all say that eventually without the updates it will be vulnerable. This maybe almost as much hype from MS as truth so you will have to be vigilant from now on. Run your AV on a regular schedule, run Malwarebytes with 'scan for rootkits' turned on maybe once each week or two depending on use. Run ADWCleaner by malwarebytes at the first sign of quirky stuff happening on the system or in the browser.
IMPORTANT: Back up all important stuff (work, personal photos, music, etc) to an external drive on a regular basis.
Consider replacing it when practical to do so.

I am still running Windows 7 on my desktop, may for a while but probably will change it over to W10....Maybe soon. (Going over to the dark side). My reasons are mostly that I LIKE the FEEL of Windows 7 over Windows 10 and 'everything' is where it is supposed to be, not hidden in some obscure place. I will NEVER though sign in with a Microsoft Account, only a Local Account. Since this one is much newer than the family one in the den, I will probably build a new one first and move this one into there to replace a very early Core2 Windows 7 machine that was my last 'old' one that I retired.

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January 16, 2020 at 21:02:38
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Is it a dv9000t? An old XP machine about 13+ years old? If it is, I think you've gotten your money's worth. https://www.cnet.com/reviews/hp-pav...

I don't know what you may have done to the BIOS, your explanation is unclear, but Linux had nothing to do with it. If the BIOS is actually corrupt & not a case of user error, there might still be a way to fix it. HP BIOS updates are usually run from within Windows but it's possible to update using a flash drive: https://support.hp.com/us-en/docume...

Before doing anything else, unplug the power cord, remove the battery, then press & hold the power button for at least 20 seconds.


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January 17, 2020 at 12:44:11
Yeah man, I have no idea what happened to my bios, but what I was saying about Linux [which I luv] is when I tried to boot Ubuntu is when I found out my Bios was ..... messed up?

So, anywho, Thx for all responces, they awesome!

You Guys Rock!


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#4
January 17, 2020 at 13:11:59
Reset the computer by removing all power as riider describes.

Do you still get a frozen main page when you go into the BIOS?

Exactly what do you see?

Does your computer use BIOS or UEFI?

Did you make any major changes to BIOS/UEFI in the past?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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January 17, 2020 at 19:29:47

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