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Windows 7: Flashed Bios now Black Screen

06 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Flashed Bios now Black Screen

HI, just moments ago after during a clean installs of windows, I updated my bios and flashed. It rebooted and now there is a black screen and the scroll and caps lock has a light that blink once per interval.

I have a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC dv5-1100

Any Ideas or help to fix this issue?

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06 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 HP x64

Here's what those blinking lights mean: Blank Screen LED Error Codes | HP® Support From what I've read on there, if you haven't formatted the hard drive, boot your PC up and press and hold all four arrow keys. "If a BIOS authentication failure occurs, the computer automatically performs a BIOS recovery. If the computer does not automatically recover the BIOS, manually perform a BIOS recovery. To manually perform a BIOS recovery, press all four arrow keys at the same time to cause the BIOS to go to the EFI partition to find and recover the current BIOS."
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07 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Nothing happens when I press all four keys, there is no sign or noise to let me know if it even noticed I pressed all four keys.

The light above the scroll lock and the other light next to the cap locks flash then goes out then flashes then goes out, continuously.
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07 Apr 2014   #4
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

I updated my bios and flashed
Whenever folks ask me about flashing their BIOS, I always tell them NOT do it unless BOTH of the following are true:
1) You have a way to save off the current working BIOS to a media that can be used later to restore it
2) You have a way to restore the previous work BIOS without having to boot into Windows.

IF you didn't back it off first, and have no way of restoring it -- you should not have flashed the BIOS because, unless there is a key combination that can be used to either restore it, or boot into a second BIOS chip, your PC has become an "electric brick".
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