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Windows 7: Where do I update my BIOS?

18 Mar 2011   #1

64 bit windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Where do I update my BIOS?

I am not really god with computers and really need help since my laptop takes like 6 hour cool down before I can turn it back on. I took some screen shots and stuff not knowing what I need to tell you guys. Also will updating my bios fix my coprocessor missing problem?

This was originally a win-32 bit vista home but i got a new hard drive installed and clean installed Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.

I also took screen shots of my nVidia because something about chip-set and still cannot update my coproccessor so maybe updating my bios might help since my sounds cut on and off.



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18 Mar 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tokyopopk View Post
I am not really god with computers and really need help since my laptop takes like 6 hour cool down before I can turn it back on. I took some screen shots and stuff not knowing what I need to tell you guys. Also will updating my bios fix my coprocessor missing problem?

This was originally a win-32 bit vista home but i got a new hard drive installed and clean installed Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.

I also took screen shots of my nVidia because something about chip-set and still cannot update my coproccessor so maybe updating my bios might help since my sounds cut on and off.
You have several problems but have provided no info.

please fill in your sysem specs.
1-cool-down? from heat? or something else?

2-If it is heat updating your BIOS (done differently on different computers) wont help

3-sound cut offs might be anything, a driver, a device,etc.
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18 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Coprocessor driver is a part of the chipset drivers. Go to the HP support site (I think your PC is an HP) and download the latest drivers for your model. Also, updating the bios is not a panacea for all problems, in any case your bios is dated March, 2010 which is not all that long.

But see if a new bios update is listed on that HP page, dont install it straight away, go through the changelog and see if it includes any fan algorithm changes that may make a difference to the heat issue. HP machines esp. laptops are notorious for heat issues.
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18 Mar 2011   #4

64 bit windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Cool down I mean by just leaving it off. not from heat. I want to update my bios because my laptop has long start up times and I was reading up on Google about the bios and it does pertain to the reason my my laptop never wants to turn on. So I just leave it off and get 'lucky' my laptop turns on. I know my sound driver is messed up because something nVidia chip set or something been reading a lot of articles saying that nVidia cannot support my drivers or maybe my bios is causing the problem.
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18 Mar 2011   #5

64 bit windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Coprocessor driver is a part of the chipset drivers. Go to the HP support site (I think your PC is an HP) and download the latest drivers for your model. Also, updating the bios is not a panacea for all problems, in any case your bios is dated March, 2010 which is not all that long.

But see if a new bios update is listed on that HP page, dont install it straight away, go through the changelog and see if it includes any fan algorithm changes that may make a difference to the heat issue. HP machines esp. laptops are notorious for heat issues.
HP support site is very confusing to me. I know my laptop model is a dv6700 but they have like dv6700 CTo and dv6700z and other stuff. My sound driver is RealTek which is working fine but just cuts out when I'm playing a game.
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18 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tokyopopk View Post
Cool down I mean by just leaving it off. not from heat. I want to update my bios because my laptop has long start up times and I was reading up on Google about the bios and it does pertain to the reason my my laptop never wants to turn on. So I just leave it off and get 'lucky' my laptop turns on. I know my sound driver is messed up because something nVidia chip set or something been reading a lot of articles saying that nVidia cannot support my drivers or maybe my bios is causing the problem.
Your laptop has long startup times- you could have a lot of programs set to start at boot, check in MSCONFIG/Startup tab and uncheck any unessential items.

A laptop is not human, can you please describe when exactly it turns on and when not? Do the power leds come on, does the fan turn on, can you see the cursor, what?
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18 Mar 2011   #7

64 bit windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tokyopopk View Post
Cool down I mean by just leaving it off. not from heat. I want to update my bios because my laptop has long start up times and I was reading up on Google about the bios and it does pertain to the reason my my laptop never wants to turn on. So I just leave it off and get 'lucky' my laptop turns on. I know my sound driver is messed up because something nVidia chip set or something been reading a lot of articles saying that nVidia cannot support my drivers or maybe my bios is causing the problem.
Your laptop has long startup times- you could have a lot of programs set to start at boot, check in MSCONFIG/Startup tab and uncheck any unessential items.

A laptop is not human, can you please describe when exactly it turns on and when not? Do the power leds come on, does the fan turn on, can you see the cursor, what?
I've got it to run the least possible when I turn the laptop on. but by start up I mean when you see the 'HP Invent' logo. Some times I see it, or sometimes the laptop turns on and immediately shuts off. I came to the conclusion 'Update BIOS.' Once the laptop is one it works fine like a normal laptop. Except the sound cutting off.
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18 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

You can try cleaning the thermal compound in the heat sink and apply a new thermal compound,If you know how to open the laptop its fine or get it done by a authorized service personnal.....
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18 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

What kind of windows are you using? Is it retail or System builder, it wouldnt be a bad idea to reinstall.

Run these hardware tests first.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

HD Diagnostic
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18 Mar 2011   #10

64 bit windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
What kind of windows are you using? Is it retail or System builder, it wouldnt be a bad idea to reinstall.

Run these hardware tests first.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

HD Diagnostic
What is Retail and system builder?
My ram should be fine. Ran those tests when installing Windows 7 my friend said they're good.
the hard drive is brand, how can a problem have occurred so soon?
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