Risk updating bios

19-Sep-2019 20:34 by 9 Comments

Risk updating bios

The only thing that is wrong is that when I choose to enable UEFI, the option disappears from the menu and doesn't come back (as Disabled again) until the next boot. What do I do, do I try flashing it again, do I reset the CMOS? They use the old afudos version which can't be downgraded.

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My 3 year Dell XPS 8700 just got a popup from Dell's system management app with 1 urgent and several recommended updates. And yeah, it's probably the spectre / meltdown issue. Wait for the early adopters to try this update before you do.These updates can be applied via Windows update at the OS level (at every boot). Not as good as a BIOS update in some respects but better than nothing by a long shot. I always do MS and Dell updates and always have a backup.Not as good as a BIOS update in some respects but better than nothing by a long shot. Don A2 wrote: I have a Dell XPS 8300 and have run all updates from Dell as notified when available. Yeah, I update ASAP too and have had very few issues over the last 15 months since buying my HP Envy x360. I suspect it has something to do with processor related security flaw. If this is a 3 year old machine and Dell is issuing a BIOS for it; it's serious. I have a clone or image of C: but I don't think that would help if there is an update problem. I would let these updates sit for now and search around to see what other information you can gather about them.Depending on the method, we would need again a bootable DOS media, from which we will try to make a blind BIOS update. You only need: 1 CPU, 1 RAM 1 Graphic adapter, Power supply unit mainboard. MB detects NO-RAM and beeps, all beeps are normal, it simply does not display on screen.

If the update process starts, it may be that (depending on the flashtool and BIOS vendor) different beeps are heard. I also tried changing the RAM stick with many other sticks,,, still same result. Well, I guess that even with 20 years of PC experience, you never stop learning!! Now you're hear all the what ifs and horror stories, and if you fall into them you may not want to install; but honestly, most of those are overblown internet fodder or the rare occasion types where something else probably went wrong. Some machines have the ability to recover from a bad bios flash using a usb stick. If there are horror stories, you'll hear them soon enough.I've been updating BIOS's on various machines since 98 and not a one had or developed an issue. never ever do a BIOS update on battery if it can be avoided. I did some research on various Dell related posts (posted within the last couple of days) and found some disturbing news.I had the bios ROM and the bios update utility on the Floppy disk, and added a command line to the file to run the update utility and load the bios ROM automatically- as the screen is completely black. The update didn't go completely fine, because the verification failed (at the 100% point of the process), but the computer is booting properly and the BIOS status bar is showing that it is updated to the latest version. Connect USB Mouse and USB Keyboard only on USB2.0 ports! Greetings, I have an MSI MS-7252 AMD AM2 Motherboard. what I get is a completely black screen with nothing at all! I tried to recover, using the jumper, but got nothing changed. Fortunately I don't use this PC for the internet except for updates. You can see this post at ten forums, and this Intel news brief for more details. All the PC/board manufacturers have to get the microcode from Intel and they're only going so far back. Intel has released microcode updates* back to Sandy Bride processors.