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Windows 7: Wrong BIOS installed.

24 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Wrong BIOS installed.

I need help fixing my computer I installed the wrong BIOS so every time i trry to turn it on it wont boot u i get a blue screen and the computer keeps restarting i already tried system restore and safe mode but safe mode wont even boot up im using a Toshiba Sattelite l505d-s5965 Here are the specs of it Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 Specs - Laptops - CNET Reviews I would like to know if its possible to make a bootable usb and reinstall bios from it please help and thanks for your help.Im using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

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24 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

If you messed up the Bios it needs to be flashed to the right revision

are you even able to get a post screen ? if not then Im not sure if clearing cmos would help

I would call Toshiba tech support they might be able to give you a bios to install


Question though why would you update the bios ? especially on a Lappy most of the time when you buy a Lappy pretty much leave as is unless the update is super important

Most of the time updated Bios updates compadible cpu's or updated memory controler not work wrecking your unit over
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24 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

How Do I Fix a Wrongly Installed BIOS Driver? | eHow.com

I think this will fix your issue just be carefull at which bios you choose next time
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24 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you messed up the Bios it needs to be flashed to the right revision

are you even able to get a post screen ? if not then Im not sure if clearing cmos would help

I would call Toshiba tech support they might be able to give you a bios to install


Question though why would you update the bios ? especially on a Lappy most of the time when you buy a Lappy pretty much leave as is unless the update is super important

Most of the time updated Bios updates compadible cpu's or updated memory controler not work wrecking your unit over
Due to lack of knowledge
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24 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XxMasterOfFunxX View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
If you messed up the Bios it needs to be flashed to the right revision

are you even able to get a post screen ? if not then Im not sure if clearing cmos would help

I would call Toshiba tech support they might be able to give you a bios to install


Question though why would you update the bios ? especially on a Lappy most of the time when you buy a Lappy pretty much leave as is unless the update is super important

Most of the time updated Bios updates compadible cpu's or updated memory controler not work wrecking your unit over
Due to lack of knowledge
Understood and we are here to help the information posted should help you out

I'm sorry you have to go through this but hey you get to learn something and you are part of a great forum welcome aboard and please don't get discouraged it happens to us all even the people that know better
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24 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

It seems a little weird that Toshiba doesn't acknowledge that model on their support site.

A BIOS updater available on the Web is:

Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 ACPI Flash BIOS v.1.50 download

It includes an .iso file (CD image) that can be used to make a bootable CD of the BIOS updater. That should be the least-effort path for you. I hope that it works for you. A bad BIOS can brick the laptop.

Maybe Toshiba can direct you to a more up-to-date BIOS version.
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24 Dec 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Thanks Bobkn for another direction for a easier solution
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 Wrong BIOS installed.





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