Solved Laptop won't boot at all after flashing BIOS

June 8, 2011 at 04:24:27
Specs: Windows vista
Now the laptop won't boot at all. I am sure that the bios are now corrupted or missing. How do i solve the problem?

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June 14, 2011 at 08:30:55
Knowing two things might help.
What type of bios....award,phoenix etc
Do you have an A: drive....floppy?

There is a means to use a 98 boot disk with debug on it.
entering in and running the routine can set the bios back to default.

Yes it can also toast the bios......but you have already done that so there is not much to loose. The bios are in a chip called eeprom. It is unlikely you over wrote the default......If so I would like to know what program you used to do that.
google debug to clear bios........



#1
June 8, 2011 at 04:25:52
Contact the laptop manufacturer.

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#2
June 8, 2011 at 05:30:12
What were you trying to gain by updating the BIOS? Did you attempt the update while running on battery power?

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#3
June 8, 2011 at 17:16:16
Nothing of that, I was dealing with problems with other pc as well and i stupidly restarted the one i shouldn't had touched. It never happened before in my life. When you realize what you just done you want to bang your head on the wall. I hope i won't have to buy a new motherboard.

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#4
June 8, 2011 at 18:06:11
So what did you hope to accomplish by flashing the BIOS?

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#5
June 9, 2011 at 03:13:02
Why do you flash the Bios usually, let see.., perhaps because they need updated, or because the manufactory of the laptop suggest you do that in order to solve a booting problem, or because a new operating system needs a Bios update etc. In my case i was asked to upgrade to windows 7 and do all the computer updates including the Bios with the hope to solve a booting glitch. Unless suggested i always leave the flashing of the bios alone.

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#6
June 9, 2011 at 04:35:18
I doubt flashing the BIOS was necessary in order to install Windows 7. Flashing the BIOS because there is a newer one available is risky behavior with no potential benefit.

Who, exactly advised you do perform the BIOS update?


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#7
June 14, 2011 at 06:23:03
I don't need more questions, it is painful enough as it is. I need solutions please

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#8
June 14, 2011 at 07:13:08
As OTH mentions, you need to contact the laptops' manufacturer to see if "there's a way out" of your current situation. Don't hold out many hopes, however; a corrupt BIOS usually renders the machine useless.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#9
June 14, 2011 at 07:30:25
I have been told to open the laptop to check if the BIOS chip is just plugged in and not soldered on. In the case of a socket then it can be replaced.

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#10
June 14, 2011 at 08:30:55
✔ Best Answer
Knowing two things might help.
What type of bios....award,phoenix etc
Do you have an A: drive....floppy?

There is a means to use a 98 boot disk with debug on it.
entering in and running the routine can set the bios back to default.

Yes it can also toast the bios......but you have already done that so there is not much to loose. The bios are in a chip called eeprom. It is unlikely you over wrote the default......If so I would like to know what program you used to do that.
google debug to clear bios........


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#11
June 14, 2011 at 08:31:15
If the BIOS chip is in a socket then it can be replaced but you will have to contact the manufacturer to get one.

However, it is rare for a BIOS chip in a laptop to be socketed, sockets take up too much space.. But you can but look then decide what to do but I think your laptop is now an expensive door stop.

Stuart


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#12
June 15, 2011 at 03:53:18
Thank you worldlibrary, yes I have a floppy driver but external usb. Why?

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