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Windows 7: Bios Help

08 Apr 2010   #1
coryspc

windows 7
 
 
Bios Help

i have a toshiba laptop. not even a month old. i got notificaion on the toshiba bullitin board on my computer that there were recomended updates to install.
i did 2 of them with no problem but the 3rd was called bios and when you restarted your computer it said when the toshiba logo is displayed press f2 after that press f9 to load setup and f10 to save. the problem is that the logo went bye so fast i missed it and shut down my compter and did it again and did what it said to do. so now im wondering if i missed it the first time if i even got the new bios what ever that is.i checked the registry for my bios and it is tosinv - linsyde h20 version 1.20


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08 Apr 2010   #2
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

The BIOS stands for "basic input output system." It's the most critical software on your entire machine. Why in the world Toshiba instructed you to update it is beyond me. Are you having a problem with something now, or just wondering if it actually updated? BIOS updates aren't like Microsoft updates where you can mess up the install from shutting down prematurely. If that was the case, you would repeatedy be prompted to repeat the BIOS update until it was completely installed.
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08 Apr 2010   #3
coryspc

windows 7
 
 

i dont notice anything wrong just wondering if it took or not due to missing the logo and having to shut down and start up again. this kind of thing makes me want to never download or install anything again because i cant fix it if something goes wrong.
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08 Apr 2010   #4
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

If it's not prompting you to continue updating the BIOS, and you don't have any problems, then it installed correctly. I understand your anger too. Flashing a BIOS should be left to technicians who know the risks, and the procedure. From now on, just make sure you read the details of what software your installing. I can't stress that enough. Many times we just want to click and be done with it, but that's a really bad practice.

If anything, you can learn from this experience, and take something posative from it.
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09 Apr 2010   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums. You can type sys info in the search box>click on it and it will show your bios, you may neeed to hover your mouse over it to get the full information avalible. From this you'll see your bios version. Check it with the version listed in the update to see if your now running the updated version. Fabe
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09 Apr 2010   #6
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

You can check the BIOS version by either entering the BIOS or by running a program like CPU-Z to look at what hardware you are using.

CPUID

For CPU-z, go to the Mainboard tab and you should see the BIOS version.


Edit: Also you can do what Fabe just said. Your quick Fabe
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09 Apr 2010   #7
coryspc

windows 7
 
 

bios version insyde 1.20 it also has a date of 1-25-2010 also smbois version 2.6 the problem i have is when i installed it it showed what it was and gave the information but all i wrote down was the instructions it gave so i dont know if the one i have is the old or the new. its a best buy laptop a505 6005. someone must have the same one and did the download. thank you for all the replies and help for my foolishness.
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09 Apr 2010   #8
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Can you post for us what the namebrand of the motherboard is? I am having difficulty finding specs online for it
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09 Apr 2010   #9
coryspc

windows 7
 
 

under system information what do u need i dont see an item labeled mother board. maybe its in another place that i dont know where to find it. i dont know alot about computers.
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09 Apr 2010   #10
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download Speccy, it will tell you Speccy - Download
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