BIOS Gone Bye-bye
March 30, 2008 11:06 PM Subscribe
How can I flash my BIOS without paying HPs exhorbitant tech support fee? Details down under ...
posted by Crotalus to computers & internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
HP Pavilion m7960n Media Center PC. So I go to upgrade my BIOS using the files supplied by HP. I get a dialog box saying "update in progress, don't turn off the computer." After a VERY long time, I decide that something must be wrong, and I discover that the computer is completely frozen. This is the harbinger of very bad things. The BIOS boots into some sort of "rescue mode" that allows for floppy booting, and I can get it to boot DOS from a CD, but the regular BIOS has gone bye-bye. HP wants $299 to fix the problem--far less than a better case, power supply and motherboard, so I ain't gonna pay that.
Is there any hope? The upgrade files supplied by HP did have one file with a .rom extension. I wonder if there is a way to make a bootable CD that will flash the BIOS with this. I'd like to try something before I shell out my hard-earned.