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Windows 7: Bios Recovery

04 Jul 2010   #1
kentzq

Windows XP
 
 
Bios Recovery

I have a pretty serious problem that I was hopeing someone could help me with. I have an acer aspire one netbook D250. I tried to update the bios. When I ran the bios update utillity, my computer locked up. none of the buttons would work, nor the keyboard. Everything was unresponsive, and not like a normal software hang either. So, I waited for a half hour to see what would happen, and nothing happend. I eventually removed the battery to turn off the computer and restart. Only problem is, my computer won't restart. As a matter of fact it doesn't do anything. No lights, no sounds, not even a battery charger light. I went to acer site and found some instructions to fix my netbook, which said to unplug power cord and remove battery then hold power for 30 sec, but still not working.

Please help!!!!


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04 Jul 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kentzq View Post
I have a pretty serious problem that I was hopeing someone could help me with. I have an acer aspire one netbook D250. I tried to update the bios. When I ran the bios update utillity, my computer locked up. none of the buttons would work, nor the keyboard. Everything was unresponsive, and not like a normal software hang either. So, I waited for a half hour to see what would happen, and nothing happend. I eventually removed the battery to turn off the computer and restart. Only problem is, my computer won't restart. As a matter of fact it doesn't do anything. No lights, no sounds, not even a battery charger light. I went to acer site and found some instructions to fix my netbook, which said to unplug power cord and remove battery then hold power for 30 sec, but still not working.

Please help!!!!
Do the cmos reset again (unplug, remove battery, hold power button) sometimes it takes several attempts

Ken
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04 Jul 2010   #3
Bill2

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

OK, we can try recover, but no guarantees. Before doing this make sure your netbook is capable of booting from a usb flash drive. If it is, go into the bios settings and set usb flash drive as the first boot device.

1) The latest bios for D250 netbook is available on the following page. Download it from there if you havent already.

Acer Support - Download Drivers

2) Save the file on your hard drive. Its a zipped file, so you'll need an app like 7zip or Winzip or winrar to unpack it. You can download a trial copy of winrar from www.rarlabs.com.

3) Then go the folder where you extracted and navigate to the folder called "DOS". There are 3 files in it- Flashit (the flashing executable), KAV60 (a batch file) and KAV60.fd (the actual bios file).

4) Make a bootable usb thumb drive using the procedure given below.

How to format a USB memory key

This procedure utilizes the HP format utility, which I prefer. But you can make one even without that.

How To make Bootable USB

5) Copy the files in the DOS folder to the root of the bootable thumb drive you just created. Make sure you dont mess up file names, dont create any folder or sub-folder.

6) Boot from the flash drive, at the prompt, type the following:

KAV60.BAT

Hit Enter.

After the bios flash, the computer will auto-restart or you may have to restart manually.
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04 Jul 2010   #4
kentzq

Windows XP
 
 
bios recovery

i don't know if my netbook is capable of booting from flash drive and also i can not go to bios setting and set usb flash drive as the first boot device cause my netbook is completely dead, no light, no sound, not even a battery charger light.
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04 Jul 2010   #5
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

If this:

Quote:
Do the cmos reset again (unplug, remove battery, hold power button) sometimes it takes several attempts

Ken


did not work then you will not be able to fix your laptop. You will have to send it in for repair. Since the BIOS update did not take the machine cannot do anything because the BIOS is what starts the machine.

Sorry to hear about that, from time to time it happens. I have had a bad BIOS flash happen twice in my carrer and it is painful.
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04 Jul 2010   #6
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kentzq View Post
i don't know if my netbook is capable of booting from flash drive and also i can not go to bios setting and set usb flash drive as the first boot device cause my netbook is completely dead, no light, no sound, not even a battery charger light.
I think your machine can boot from usb, so give the procedure I detailed earlier a spin.

Another thing you can do:

Boot from the usb drive you made in my earlier post. Then, DISCONNECT the battery but leaving the AC adapter connected. Press Fn+Esc, keep it pressed and press the power button to turn the machine on. Release Fn+Esc after a few seconds. Press power button if it begins to blink, otherwise do nothing. The machine should now initiate the BIOS flash.
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04 Jul 2010   #7
kentzq

Windows XP
 
 

there is no respone as i press the power button... my netbook wont boot...
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04 Jul 2010   #8
Bill2

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

Did you try with the bootable USB and the FN-Esc keys? If that too does not work, I'm afraid either your mobo is dead or you need handholding. In that case, take it to an Acer service center. I dont think bad flashes are covered by warranty but you can explore, provided your machine is still under warranty.
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04 Jul 2010   #9
kentzq

Windows XP
 
 

maybe i should try again before going to acer service center.


Thanks Bill2,
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04 Jul 2010   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome I don't know how adept you are at fixing systems especially opening up a laptop. If you are able to do so their is a place to get a pre- flashed bios to whichever bios you want for your system you would need to know what the manufacturer of the bios is and the version you want and can contact bios man and he can ship you a pre- flashed replacement bios.:: BIOSMAN :: BIOS Updates : BIOS chips : BIOS recovery : AWARD : PHOENIX : AMI : BIOS replacement : Thumb Drives : Minoru 3D Webcam
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