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Windows 7: I screwed my BIOS -_- HELP!

01 Mar 2011   #11
Bill2

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

Hey Steve,

For making a bootable CD you'd need an app like ultraiso (you can use the trial version) or nero and a boot image that can be extracted from a bootable source such as a win7 dvd. The bios flash files need to be simply added to the compilation before burning.

I think with usb sticks, its sorta more convenient now, just copy paste. Also many netbooks dont have optical drives now. I remember making bootable CDs for this purpose in the times of XP when usb bootability was not widespread.

Take a look here, just indicative but it'll give you an idea.

Update Your BIOS Using Bootable CD


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01 Mar 2011   #12
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thanks for the info and link Bill, I'm more of a platter guy, but do understand the convenience of the flash drives.
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01 Mar 2011   #13
giftcard

 

Thanks guys, I'll be trying this when I get home tonight.
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01 Mar 2011   #14
giftcard

 

Also, in a dos promt, the "/" needs to be D:\ right?
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01 Mar 2011   #15
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Right!


Slash - / = incorrect...............backslash - \ = correct

Quote:
Backslash is used for:

File names in DOS and Windows, e.g. C:\Python31\python.exe, C:\cs8\cTurtle.py

Escape sequences in C, Unix, and other languages/systems that borrow the same syntax (C++, Java, etc.),
for example \n means newline, \t means tab


Forward slash is used for:

File names in Unix (and Mac OS X, since it is derived from Unix),
e.g. /cs/student/jsmith/cs8/lab00, /Users/Shared/cs8/cTurtle.py

Web addresses (URLs) such as: https://www.sevenforums.com/newreply

Dividing in many programming languages, e.g. battingAvg = hits / atBats
Source: http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/~pconrad/topics/BackslashVsForwardSlash/
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01 Mar 2011   #16
giftcard

 

Didnt work. see attached pic
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01 Mar 2011   #17
profdlp

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

From that screenshot it looks like it's trying to do a Network boot.

Sorry if this is old news, but are you following the instructions here?

Desktop Boards — BIOS update instructions
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02 Mar 2011   #18
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Kudos to the Professor for picking up on this...

Quote:
Error "PXE-E61 Media Test Failure" at Boot
The error PXE-E61 Media Test Failure can occur at boot, if all the following are true:
  • Boot to LAN is enabled in BIOS Setup.
  • A network cable/connection is not present.
  • Network Boot is in the boot order before a present boot device.
Quote:
To resolve this, remove Boot to LAN from the list of boot devices in BIOS Setup.
Source: Desktop Boards — Troubleshooting system boot issues

...comes from the PC trying to boot from the network. The "check cable" is referring to the ethernet cable.

FF19 you need to go back into your BIOS and make sure whatever your booting from is first, Then your optional device, then the HDD. If you have a LAN device make that last on the list or disable it.

If you are using a CD or DVD make sure it has no scratches or smudges.
Boot Order:
  • CD/DVD Device
  • Removable Devices USB stick
  • HDD
  • Network Boot

If using a USB stick I would use a brand new one.
Boot Order:
  • Removable Devices USB stick
  • CD/DVD Device
  • HDD
  • Network Boot
Change the Boot Order in BIOS | HBCD Fan & Discussion Platform

Some advice on your BIOS:
http://communities.intel.com/thread/19071?tstart=250

Some advice if you are thinking of working with RAM:
http://communities.intel.com/thread/16310?tstart=150

http://communities.intel.com/thread/16355?tstart=250

http://communities.intel.com/thread/19134?tstart=250
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08 Mar 2011   #19
giftcard

 

I got it guys. Ran it but it still says "This BIOS has been modified" when you look at the about in the BIOS
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08 Mar 2011   #20
kool1zero

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

maybe you could take some pics of booting and going into the bios?
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