Solved microsoft windows 7 ultimate 32 but service pack 1

November 13, 2017 at 17:58:10
Specs: Windows 7
hello i have a lenovo desktop old bios version 2k..... i didn't remember anyway in bios settings i don't have boot menu what i have is startup field in it there is an option called startup sequence so it contains list of dvd drive usb hdd etc.. i have puted my dvd drive as first option and saved changes and restart my pc my problem is after pressing F12 it shows a dvd option to boot but when i pressing on it my pc bootes normaly to windows so can you help with that..sorry for bad english

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November 14, 2017 at 21:37:06
Updating may or may not help in this case. Understand before you begin that there is always a danger when updating a BIOS. The problem comes if the update cannot complete for many reasons including a power failure, unplugging something including the USB stick the new BIOS is stored on, the wrong BIOS version, and others. Often a failed update means you need a new motherboard. I will only do a BIOS update with a battery back up attached.
You need to go to the manufacture's web site and under Support for your particular model and version, there is usually a Download page. On the download page there are typically system drivers and a BIOS update. The classic way to update a BIOS is the Flash method where you store the BIOS and Flash program on a bootable flash drive and this is generally preferred. The alternate method is through a program what runs within Windows and updates it that way followed by a reboot. In both cases you will need to then reset the BIOS to defaults and then manually set Date, Time, CPU, RAM, Bootable drives, boot order, RAM settings, etc. before booting back into Windows again. Download the instructions, read them, and print them out so you can refer to them when the machine is not running.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.



#1
November 13, 2017 at 19:36:30
Post the model number of your desktop.

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November 13, 2017 at 19:57:01
9210MMQ this is my system model number..

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November 13, 2017 at 20:58:58
Do you actually have a bootable disk in the DVD drive? If not then it will default to the next bootable drive in the order.

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November 13, 2017 at 22:50:15
yes it's bootable and i tried four different dvds also i tried to change my dvd drive still not worked..

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November 14, 2017 at 02:24:21
In my BIOS, in addition to putting the CD/DVD drive ahead of the
hard drive in the boot order, "CD-ROM Boot" must be enabled, AND
the "OOD" (optical disk drive) must be enabled in a separate menu.

Can you tell a definite difference in the sounds between starting
with the disk in the drive and starting without it? You might be able
to tell from the sounds if the computer is trying to read the disk.

You probably have already done this multiple times, but check to
see that you can view the disk contents in Windows Explorer. You
may need to right-click on the drive and choose "Open". Otherwise
my current Windows appears to assume that I want to run it, not
just browse the disk. Now look for "setup.exe" and right-click it,
and select"Properties". Click the "Details" tab. It should display
info like "Product name" and "Product version", which are stored
inside the file. If these display, then the disk is probably being
read just fine, and the problem is elsewhere.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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November 14, 2017 at 05:46:13
On many machines you need to "Hit any key to boot from CD/DVD" and this message is small along the bottom of the screen when booting and is easily missed. Look for it or just begin tapping any letter key.

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November 14, 2017 at 14:51:32
yes i know about press any key to boot and it's not appear. yesterday when i am trying to boot my screen goes black and nothing happened so i did a restart to the machine but it bootes to windows..jeff my dvd is fine actually i tried four dvds..i think i have to update my bios version to the latest one but i don't know is that will help with my problem. so i need your advices and thanks to all of you.

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November 14, 2017 at 21:37:06
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Updating may or may not help in this case. Understand before you begin that there is always a danger when updating a BIOS. The problem comes if the update cannot complete for many reasons including a power failure, unplugging something including the USB stick the new BIOS is stored on, the wrong BIOS version, and others. Often a failed update means you need a new motherboard. I will only do a BIOS update with a battery back up attached.
You need to go to the manufacture's web site and under Support for your particular model and version, there is usually a Download page. On the download page there are typically system drivers and a BIOS update. The classic way to update a BIOS is the Flash method where you store the BIOS and Flash program on a bootable flash drive and this is generally preferred. The alternate method is through a program what runs within Windows and updates it that way followed by a reboot. In both cases you will need to then reset the BIOS to defaults and then manually set Date, Time, CPU, RAM, Bootable drives, boot order, RAM settings, etc. before booting back into Windows again. Download the instructions, read them, and print them out so you can refer to them when the machine is not running.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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November 14, 2017 at 22:02:52
thank you so much...i wasn't know how hard is updating a BIOS if it in that danger so i will take my machine to my friend and i hope he can solve my problem..thanks for all and special thanks for FINGERS.. i got a lesson that if i need to do something specially in pcs i have to ask before doing anything..so i will ask again if i need anyhelp. This is a great site to learn from it

GREETINGS TO ALL


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#10
November 15, 2017 at 20:36:48
You are quite welcome. It is sometimes important to realize when you need a more experienced hand to help you. I hope it all works out for you.

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