Updating ACER TravelMate 4230 BIOS

August 26, 2009 at 03:56:25
Specs: Windows XP
i can't update my BIOS on my Acer TravelMate 4230. My problem is, i can't boot on a hard drive(internal & external) but i can boot on my flash drive.

i try a lot of categories: making a CD which will boot to access the flash in updating the BIOS, but is says there that it is an invalid MS-DOS program.

So what can i use to update my BIOS if i don't have a Hard Drive?
So eventually, i don't have an OS.


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#1
August 26, 2009 at 04:01:49
Why do you need a BIOS Update ???

If you can get into the BIOS Settings, then BIOS is AOK !!

Maybe explain what happened prior to no Hard Drive Found ?


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#2
August 26, 2009 at 10:16:46
uhm..you see, my laptop can see my usb flash disk but not my hard drive even though i set it on setup. then, when im putting an external hard drive, my laptop stuck´┐╗s at startup.

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#3
August 26, 2009 at 15:16:06
Is this a new hard drive?

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#4
August 26, 2009 at 15:59:15
Making bad boot disks has nothing to do with your BIOS. As was stated, if you can enter the BIOS screens then there is probably nothing wrong with your BIOS.

Watch the POST screens at start up to see if your drives are being properly identified by the BIOS.

So you have no operating system disks? What are you planning on using for an OS then?

If you have a SATA type hard drive you need to set the BIOS to AHCI setting for the hard drive.

Are you the legal owner of this laptop? If you are trying to replace a hard drive on a stolen laptop that isn't going to work. Also, if that is the case then no one here should be helping your either.


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#5
August 26, 2009 at 21:47:42
sorry if you understand my questions badly. yes its my own laptop and it is stock for a long time, i tried to borrow my friends hard drive, but it has the same problem. the hard disk had no problem bcoz it is working in his laptop. but when i tried it to my laptop, it didnt work..ive also tried to set it up on setup utility, but nothing happened. sorry, if i said it badly.

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#6
August 27, 2009 at 06:23:13
So then, what is your problem?

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#7
August 27, 2009 at 06:35:53
i can't boot on any hard disk even if configure it on setup utility.

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#8
August 27, 2009 at 07:44:41
Why are you changing the hard drive? You can't boot to a device that isn't configured to be bootable.

AGAIN "Watch the POST screens at start up to see if your drives are being properly identified by the BIOS".


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