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

    ohh well, thats good to know for next time, 0.0

    mm.. maybe i will try to update, but ill go back to vista 32 first, just to be sure nothing weird happens

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

    As dannyres said you should be okay updating and sometimes it might be better to recover with an earlier BIOS version that is known to be working. Best of all though is probably making a backup of your current working BIOS to use for recovery.
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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    Quote Originally Posted by Phredrick View Post
    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.

    pHREDRICK ! I wish F3rha4n would see this, your solution works!!! thank you thank you thank you

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

    sorry to keep botherin u all, hehe

    not so related question, but maybe its good to prevent this problem in the first place
    since the insyde util is a windows app.. is it better to flash normally, under safe mode or should it not make a difference?

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

    I guess using a multi-tasking OS for flashing might have some small risk of something messing things up while flashing but as long as the flashing software is okay there shouldn't be too many problem flashes. Having said that though, I personally prefer to use DOS for flashing.
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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    thanks

    well, i tried and it went ok this time.. phew! ;D

    just curious.. is it possible to flash hp notebooks on dos?
    i used to do that with my old video cards. yeah, much safer

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

    I bricked my hdx18t upgrading the chipset in win7. live in aus and bought the thing in the states. this post helped me de-brick it but i also figured out how you go about naming the file.

    360FF23.fd is the file name for the bios. i tried many combinations but had no luck.

    i looked at the platform.ini file that is included with the file off the hp site.

    heres the start of that file

    ;The file is Insydeflash utility configuration file

    [Version]
    Version=00
    ;Insydeflash utility will display the value at top

    [FDFile]
    FileName= 360FF23.fd
    BackupName=backup.fd

    ;FileName -> Utility always load this file.
    ;BackupName -> Utility will backup current BIOS to the file.

    [UpdateBlock]
    PatchFv=0
    FileName=intel.fv
    FileOffset=0
    FlashSize=0
    PhysicalAddress=FFF00000
    FvID=945PL-A
    IDErrorAction=1

    ;If user set PatchFv to 1, utility will go update mode.
    ;If user only need to update some blocks in file, please enter file offset and size
    ;in here. If flash size is 0, utility will update all binary in file.
    ;If flag in Platform_Check section is 1, utility will compare FvID with current
    ;platform ID. When ID comparison failed, user choose result by IDErrorAction.
    ;1 mean show error message box, 2 mean close utility and reboot/shutdown.


    [Platform_Check]
    flag=2
    PlatformName=361B
    PlatformName2=3610
    PlatformName3=
    PlatformName4=
    PlatformName5=
    PlatformName6=
    PlatformName7=
    PlatformName8=
    PlatformName9=
    ;This flag is the switch of comparing bios project ID with ROM file project ID.
    ;When flag is 1, utility will check project ID.If ID doesn't match, utility will
    ;close the application. When flag is 0, utility won't check project id.
    ;When flag is 2, utility will check 9 platform IDs. If one is match, it will go flash.
    ;PlatformName -> If ROM file do not contain correct ID, user can define ID in this file.


    the parts you should look for are

    [Platform_Check]
    flag=2
    PlatformName=361B
    PlatformName2=3610

    i put in 361B and 3610 .BIN and .ROM

    rather than beeping as described and then doing nothing it beeped for longer, shutdown and when powered back on was fine.

    Thanks for all the ppl who posted. saved me a lot of money!

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

    And thank you raj85 for posting back. An excellent suggestion to check the platform.ini file, I have added it to Post 3 together with the HDX18T method you have provided.
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    Default re: C700 / CQ40 / CQ45 / DV4 / DV5 / DV6 / HDX18T - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMBDRIVE

    hello there guys..... i'm having a night mare here... need help the bios boot block
    .... for my new laptop... my bios got corrupted during an update... and my machine is dead.... no booting...

    below is the name of the bios image... the have renamed it in several ways.... no show... HELP .!!!!!!!!!!

    360BF39.fd

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

    hello there guys..... i'm having a night mare here... need help the bios boot block
    .... for my new laptop... my bios got corrupted during an update... and my machine is dead.... no booting...

    below is the name of the bios image... the have renamed it in several ways.... no show... HELP .!!!!!!!!!!

    360BF39.fd

    G60-235DX - Insyde BIOS RECOVERY using a USB THUMB DRIVE

    Quote Originally Posted by 0.0 View Post
    And thank you raj85 for posting back. An excellent suggestion to check the platform.ini file, I have added it to Post 3 together with the HDX18T method you have provided.

 

 
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