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Windows 7: How to apply FW patch to HDD with Win7 OS from DOS

01 Dec 2011   #1
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 
How to apply FW patch to HDD with Win7 OS from DOS

Dell Xps 435t (01-2010 built)
Corsair 650W PSU,(installed a year ago)
Windows 7 SP1 Home premium
i7 920 @ 2.7Ghz CPU,
6 Gig DDR3,
Radeon 5770 Video (installed a year ago)
M-Audio- Audiophile 2496 Audio.
Samsung 750 GB SATA2 HDD
Hitachi 1TB SATA2 HDD
Wacom Intuos Tablet


How to apply FW patch to HDD with Win7 OS from DOS


In my efforts to find whats causing “BSOD Kernel 41 error” while in sleep (or at wake) mode as described in this other thread here, I ran a SFC /scannow as indicated in this forum and the util found “some errors that could not be fixed”, I tried to do a second scan (following instructions here)from the root Dir to see if I get better results, but my 'recovery' disc generated an error before loading the 'Recovery options' window, (I will try this again later after creating a second fresh recovery disc).


But over at the Dell upgrade area for my system, I found a Patch (6-16-11) for my Samsung HDD marked “urgent” that states..

“Resolves an issue that cause intermittent boot problems”


and may just be the reason this Sys intermittently crashes when coming out of sleep mode, but I can't figure out how to apply this patch to the OS HDD. This are the instructions Dells offers..


Custom Instructions for F3_Patch.zip:
This firmware download utility runs in DOS.
1. Unzip the file F3_Patch.zip to your bootable USB key
2. Run the F3_Patch.exe file form your bootable key
3. You will notice that the current FW is 1AJ10001, after flash it will become 1AJ10002 (but this can only be done after reboot and re-run step 2)
4. Reboot the system after flashed
5. Please take note the PC will halted sometimes as the BIOS is trying to detect the HDD, force reboot again if you see this situation
6. Once reboot successful, you will be able to go into Windows, Windows will detect your new HDD again
7. Last reboot from the Windows after detection completed, restart and FW is now 002 version



Can someone here help me with how to load this patch to a bootable USB Key/Thumb drive?


Also here is the CBS.Log generated by the HDD scan, in case someone can make sense of this info.


Thanks



Attachment 186327


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01 Dec 2011   #2
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Try this:

Download the HP format utility : https://rs635tl2.***************/#!do...4ECB350D24|0|0

That should also contain the files needed to make the usb a bootable dos disk... Run the hp format utility on the usb, direct it to the dos files when selecting "Make bootable dos"...

Unzip the file you need for firmware directly to the usb root, make note of the name of the file.

Boot to the disk and run the file...
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01 Dec 2011   #3
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

Sedril, is not working for me, the hpusbdiskstorage...exe is the only .exe here and never asks for Dos files location, this looks like a diff util.
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02 Dec 2011   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Download the Windows 98 System files(win98boot.zip) from Windows 98 System Files Download - EXTREME Overclocking .

Extract all the files into a temporary folder say usbboot.

In the HP USB Format Tool http://files.extremeoverclocking.com/file.php?f=197 under the format options select Create a DOS startup disk using DOS system files located at the above folder and start the format process. You will have your bootable DOS pendrive.

Now follow the instructions to flash the HDD.
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02 Dec 2011   #5
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

Jumanji, I was able to create the USB boot flash drive with your links, and ran the DOS Samsung drive patch successfully as far as I can tell. My Dos was/is so rusty I had to look up a very old DOS 4.0 book I still have around here. LOL

The only thing is I can't find within W7 where the firmware version is displayed to be sure of the FW update, I can't find it on 'Device manager' ..

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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02 Dec 2011   #6
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

use crystaldiskinfo utility, you can even download the portable edition so you don't have to install anything.. That will give you the FW version number...

Sorry my link didn't work for you, that's the way I do it all the time so not sure what's wrong there...
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02 Dec 2011   #7
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I just double checked my link I gave you and, it is exactly what it should be, has the utility and the dos files...
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02 Dec 2011   #8
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sedril View Post
I just double checked my link I gave you and, it is exactly what it should be, has the utility and the dos files...
Sedril, your link and util is probably fine, it was late when i tried it and my head was out of it, but when I tried the other link by Jumanji today and noticed it was almost the same as your, I realized I was missing something, I didn't realized the HP util was installing in my HDD as an App and I was supposed to launch it, I thought it was just running in memory....I know it was dumb

I thank you very much for your effort, and Jumanji's, I'm going to try your FW version detector now, before It gets to late and my brain turns to mulch..

I've been searching the user forums over at Dell for 'how to read the current FW' for an hour, but that forum is always too difficult to find anything..
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02 Dec 2011   #9
mackado

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 64 bit
 
 

well, turns out I had already installed a util that reads the SMART HDD data and reports FW id, Speed Fan v4.45.

The bad news is that the FW version reported for the Sammy drive is the same as the one before the patch, (CC45) and it doesn't resemble at all what Dell's instructions above says it should be.

This same FW id can be found on W7-> Device manager->discDrives->details-> hardware ids, which I though was something else..

So now I'm stuck, I did everything Dell says, and double checked the Patch compatibility etc, Dos Patch found the HD drive and did 'something" but apparently it didn't work?

I think I'll give it a rest, I may have to call Dell after all, I was trying to avoid that..

Can somebody make sense of the #3 instruction above by Dell, Am I suppose to run the patch twice ?
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03 Dec 2011   #10
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes, better to drill the DELL Tech Support (chat, preferably) and ask them to walk you through. ( There I believe it is 24X7)

Yes. the FW version can be found in Device Manager for the specific disk.

Properties > Details > Hardware IDs.

While it is the simplest way, there are many other tools. In some cases, you may already have these.

1.SIW 2011 (Freeware) - Buy SIW Pro or Download SIW Freeware

How to apply FW patch to HDD with Win7 OS from DOS-swfw1.jpg

2. Dell Support Center
Dell Support Center | Dell (only for DELL PCs I presume) - It is a customized, skinned down OEM version of PC Doctor for Windows.

How to apply FW patch to HDD with Win7 OS from DOS-dscfw2.jpg

Regarding DOS: I also had the book DOS for Dummies . Haven't seen it for more than a decade now.


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