I apologize for the delay...
The Intel drivers I was referring to were the ones we discussed earlier:
Intel ICH8M Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2850 & Intel ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
Regarding the BIOS, I tried followed the steps provided exactly and it still will not update. The screen I get is not correct when I run the softpaq. See attached screenshots (the last image is what the Phoenix BIOS Flash screen should look similar to, I believe). The current sequence that happens is:
- Run softpaq .exe
- Extract files to hard drive
- Accpet terms & conditions
- "quanta.vbe" file opens
- I have to close the "quanta.exe" file before the Phoenix BIOS screen opens
- I click "Flash BIOS" and then I get the error message
I am not sure if there is something I have installed that is keeping the "quanta.vbe" file from opening correctly (as that is what others who have had the issue have said), but I have disabled my antivirus and all other recommended software before running the softpaq exe file.
** However, I was disabling some of my startup software under "msconfig" and since last Wednesday I have not had an issue with the BSOD on entering Sleep Mode. I believe there may have been an issue with one of the startup programs and my wireless card. I noticed that every time my computer would have a BSOD issue entering Sleep, my wireless card would not turn off (LED from blue to orange), but the LED would stay Blue. When I investigate further I will let you know.
Many thanks for your persistent help!