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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    F3rha4n, did you attempt to use the method above to recover your bios? Is it possible for an admin to contact him directly... I think he ate (or tried to) and ran.

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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    hi everyone

    im about to die here... i won my laptop on one of the contests hp made last year (it involved many sites online).. its a dv4-1145go

    i wanted to try windows 7 and since bios f.42 said that it had improvements to compatibility with newer versions of windows, i decided to update
    :/
    the insyde tool crashed right in the middle and now the lappy is dead
    and hp wont take it cos the laptop is from the US and i live in argentina

    i read this thread and i think i can re flash it.. but i have another problem, the f.42 update comes with 4 files!
    30F7F42D
    30F7F42U
    30F7F423
    7010F42D
    all .FD

    which one should i rename to .bin? (and, does it have to be something special .bin? like, bios.bin or smth)

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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    Ah I've also had this problem before. The best way is to find someone with a similar laptop to yours - dv4-11xx and tell them to look in their BIOS under "System Information". Somewhere there it should say a four character id. Don't send it in.. as long as it switches on then you should be able to do this recovery procedure.

    EDIT: Ah.. actually try downloading the initial BIOS release from HP! Often there is only one BIOS file in the initial release.. then once they bring out extra models they need to add extra BIOS files for newer mobos. I just downloaded the initial BIOS release for your machine and there is infact jsut one file. Rename it to 30F7.BIN.

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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    thanks for the quick reply.. i'll try to look for the original one (i doubt ill update it anytime soon)

    btw.. you still have yours?

    EDIT: which one did u download? i got the old one, but it has 3 files :S
    30F7F30D
    30F7F30U
    30F7F302

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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    Here is the one:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...795305&lang=en

    Good luck! Remember to try WinKey+B and Fn+Esc as some mobos seem to use different key combos. At first it didn't work for me but then somehow I got it going.. it is a bit fiddly.

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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    it worked!!

    omg, i could kiss everyone in this thread right now ;D
    seriously, thank you so much! specially u danny and "0.0"

    i wasnt sure whether it had worked or not, since it beeps, stops, beeps again and they seem to change depending on ur usb stick... but i just left it doing his thing, waited some more, put back the battery and it booted!
    everything is workin just as it was before

    im gonna stay with this old bios now, and hell, next time i'll just try sp2/win7.. even if they dont work, it will still be a lot less worrying


    thanks again everyone, for a sec i thought i lost it

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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    Quote Originally Posted by epk View Post
    i read this thread and i think i can re flash it.. but i have another problem, the f.42 update comes with 4 files!
    30F7F42D
    30F7F42U
    30F7F423
    7010F42D
    all .FD

    which one should i rename to .bin? (and, does it have to be something special .bin? like, bios.bin or smth)
    They don't make it easy do they.

    As far as I know your laptop uses integrated graphics (UMA) so then you will want the one ending in 'U' (30F7F42U.FD).


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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    Quote Originally Posted by epk View Post
    it worked!!

    omg, i could kiss everyone in this thread right now ;D
    seriously, thank you so much! specially u danny and "0.0"

    i wasnt sure whether it had worked or not, since it beeps, stops, beeps again and they seem to change depending on ur usb stick... but i just left it doing his thing, waited some more, put back the battery and it booted!
    everything is workin just as it was before

    im gonna stay with this old bios now, and hell, next time i'll just try sp2/win7.. even if they dont work, it will still be a lot less worrying


    thanks again everyone, for a sec i thought i lost it
    Great I'm glad you got it working! I do recommend you upgrade to the latest BIOS though.. I think last time you just got very very unlucky!

    Also 0.0 this method works on dv5's aswell.

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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyres View Post
    Also 0.0 this method works on dv5's aswell.
    Ok, I've not had any feedback on the DV5, is the recovery step for step the same and what about the BIOS file renaming?
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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    Quote Originally Posted by 0.0 View Post
    Ok, I've not had any feedback on the DV5, is the recovery step for step the same and what about the BIOS file renaming?
    Yup exactly the same steps. WinKey+B. Rename to 3602.BIN or 3603.BIN (depending on mobo.. even though my mobo says its board id is 3603, the BIOS I am ment to use is 3602....FD). To be safe I guess the best method is to flash to the original BIOS release as that way there is usually only one file - in my case 3602...fd.

 

 
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