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Windows 7: I cant update my bios for my mobo!

09 Jan 2011   #1
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
I cant update my bios for my mobo!

I have an HP Pavilion a1719n desktop.
it was a vista 32 bit home premium now its an windows 7 32 bit home premium!
Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion a1719n Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

My motherboard is an ASUS P5LP-LE (LEONITE). https://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...roduct=3456096
click the link!!!!!

My CPU socket pins were damaged and so i bought another one it is the same motherboard i install it but my PC notice that i changed it.My original Bois that the mobo came with is 5.03 just like the new one. I update it the old mobo to the lasted bios from hp which is 5.23.

But since i changed it it revert it the 5.03 which is the new motherboard bios. So the i downloaded the bios from hp to update it but it says it does not meet the system requirements and i cant update it but some how it update it to 5.09 from some windows update package.

So is there anyway i can update it to 5.23 like i had it before?
I read on the internet that if you change you OEM mobo and replace it with another even if its exactly the same one it will not be recognize as an hp motherboard since my pc is an hp pavilion.

Anybody has this problem?

PS: i did not buy the new mobo from hp i got it off ebay. And the Bios from HP is for windows vista not seven. Also i already try installing vista again and updfate the bios from vista OS but no luck its not recognise as an OEM mobo.


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09 Jan 2011   #2
Here To Help

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

Ok calm down. There are a few ways of doing this. I had the same problem with another HP I worked on.

Downloaded the bios folder that I have uploaded )This is the one from HP I just extraced it). The application named "Flash" in the folder I uploaded with this post right click and go to "properties" then go to "Compatablity" and change to windows vista. Then click ok and just run the application named "Flash." Post if this works or not.
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09 Jan 2011   #3
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Try it and a windows named Flash came up saying "OnBoard BIOS not award BIOS !"
What does that mean?
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09 Jan 2011   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

An HP BIOS is unlikely to work on a non-HP computer, even if it's the same brand and model number, etc.

Get the BIOS from Asus. Pay attention to different revisions of the motherboard, if that applies.

As for Operating Systems, the BIOS doesn't care (or know) what you're running on the computer. The only hitch might be if you were trying to flash the BIOS from within Windows. Then the program you use to perform the flash might care, but not the actual BIOS file it is flashing. I would recommend flashing the BIOS from a bootable thumbdrive, if that's allowed by the flashing process.

PS: Your link won't work. List the exact model and revision number of your board.

PPS: You might have got a dodgy board off eBay. I'm not saying you did, so don't go complaining yet. But it's happened. First things first, let's try the other stuff.
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09 Jan 2011   #5
Here To Help

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

The program "Flash" is looking for the bio and can't find one. This is common aand there is nothing wrong with you Mother Board. Download winflash that I have uploaded.

If you do not have a floppy drive installed in your system, or if you are not familiar with the DOS flash process,
please update the new BIOS by using the "Winflash" Utility.
In the program please check the boxes on "Update all" in update options and "Clear CMOS" in CMOS options.
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09 Jan 2011   #6
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I posted this here because it's easy to miss an edit:

I had to replace a bad board myself not long ago and Win 7 saw it as a new MB - even though it was the same brand, model, and revision. If that's your only problem I would just accept it. How does the system run on the replacement board?
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09 Jan 2011   #7
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I posted this here because it's easy to miss an edit:

I had to replace a bad board myself not long ago and Win 7 saw it as a new MB - even though it was the same brand, model, and revision. If that's your only problem I would just accept it. How does the system run on the replacement board?
The system runs perfect! like new no problems so far except for the current one
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09 Jan 2011   #8
sergio503

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Here To Help View Post
Ok calm down. There are a few ways of doing this. I had the same problem with another HP I worked on.

Downloaded the bios folder that I have uploaded )This is the one from HP I just extraced it). The application named "Flash" in the folder I uploaded with this post right click and go to "properties" then go to "Compatablity" and change to windows vista. Then click ok and just run the application named "Flash." Post if this works or not.
I jst did it again but this time i right click on the flash file and run as administartor and it worked and it opened up winflash so now wat do i do?
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09 Jan 2011   #9
Here To Help

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

ok now locate the .rom file from the bios folder I posted before.
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09 Jan 2011   #10
Here To Help

Windows 7 Pro x64 Bit
 
 

In winflash open the .rom file in the folder I had post before called BIOS. Then run winflash to flash the bios.
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