Clevo BIOS Thread

Discussion in 'Sager and Clevo' started by Blacky, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. t456

    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    Don't use a folder, there's no need to. Your EC stick should look like this (flash this first):

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    After flashing and using 'Reset to defaults' in the bios's settings then copy/paste the bios files to the same stick, again overwriting any existing files:

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    dancsank Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks t456 - that worked but I almost had a heart attack when I flashed the EC and the fans went full blast - louder than I've ever head - and my comp went black. Boot up time is considerably longer after a few restarts - does this eventually lessen?
     
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    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    The fan speed is normal; the EC firmware controls them, but it is hard to do so when it is being overwritten with new data. Presumably they've built in a '100%-speed prior to initiating flash procedure', that way there's no risk of overheating and a forced shutdown midway of the flash process.

    And it shouldn't boot any slower. Use the 'Reset to defaults' if you haven't already and check the bios menu for boot options. It sounds like it is now on extended boot, which checks all attached hardware. Normally it does this only once, right after removing the cmos battery and after a bios flash. You'd want to set it to 'minimal' or 'fast', whatever the setting is called in the menu.

    It is also possible the boot order has changed and the hdd is no longer first in the list. Think it is best to set it to '#1. USB stick' and '#2. HDD/SSD'. That way it is easier to use an auto-recovery stick, in case of any mishap.
     
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    dancsank Notebook Consultant

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    I think its dying because its a 6 year old comp and it crashes randomly during every game I play. Others here also suggest the same possibility since I've reformatted, installed the latest drivers, updated windows, and now got the latest bios and it still crashes. I just ordered my new p670hs-g today to finally replace it.
     
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    Not that it matters now, but random crashes are usually the result of RAM that's gone bad. Did you every try swapping that out?
     
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    No I have not. I ran windows memory diagnostic and it said memory was fine. Blizzard actually got back to me and I never noticed. This is what they said about the errors I was posting: I'm sorry to hear that you're still crashing due to the e_gfxErrorAPIError. This particular crash is often caused by a TDR error, TDR stands for Timeout Detection and Recovery, which to put simply means that an issue was detected with the video drivers and they had to recover. You can learn more about TDR and what can cause it here. (The article is from Nvidia but the information applies to Nvidia, AMD, and Intel graphics devices)
     
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    Stickuz Newbie

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    OK I have a Sager 8652-S. Got my files from emailing sager. And my system hanged on the EcWinFlash. I can't even turn the system off by holding the power button. Emailed sager and they haven't got back to me. I really don't know what to do here ):
     
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    radolf Newbie

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    Hi Guys

    Does anyone know whether the notebook P870DM to the Intel-Processor Update of the seventh generation(KABYLAKE) give?. New BIOS from Clevo or Prema or anywhere and flash the BIOS.

    Thanks...
     
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    I have a P750ZM model from PC Specialist and have managed to botch the BIOS with a failed premamod update - laptop powered off part way through.

    Per suggestions earlier in this thread I did try creating a bootable USB stick (two actually, via Rufus) and copying over stock BIOS and a modified autoexec to try and flash the BIOS. I have tried powering on with a combination of keystrokes - Fn+B, Fn+R, Fn+End, Fn+End, Fn+Esc and then again using Ctrl, Shift and Windows keys.

    In all cases the power lamp comes on as soon as I plug in the power cord, as do two LED lamps on the front of the laptop and the keyboard LEDs, but the fans don't seem to really get going (although there were occasions initially yesterday when they did go into overdrive). There's no screen activity and no indication that the USB sticks are being accessed. I've also tried booting with RAM and hard drives removed without any joy.

    Given all this it does look pretty final - still, I figure there's no harm asking if anyone has other suggestions worth trying. I'm assuming the laptop has no BIOS jumper that can be reset - I did look through the service manual without couldn't obviously see one.

    The two autoexec files I've tested with are below in case they are of any worth.

    AUTOEXEC 1
    @echo off
    beep.bat
    md AUTOAFUF
    AFUDOS.EXE backup.rom /O
    AFUDOS.EXE P75xZM.311 /X /B /P /N /L
    beep.bat

    AUTOEXEC 2
    @echo off
    beep.bat
    md AUTOAFUF
    afudos P75xZM.311 /E /P /B /N /X
    beep.bat
    ELASH14B eP7x0ZM.39 /i /ad /f2 /p
    beep.bat
    EF2ND10C P7xZM2nd.35 /i /ad
    beep.bat

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    Michael
     
  10. t456

    t456 1977-09-05, 12:56:00 UTC Moderator

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    If there's no 'AUTOAFUF' folder on the stick afterwards then it hasn't even booted from the pen drive. If the Fn combinations fail then try spamming F7 during boot and hit 'Enter' blindly after you're pretty certain it has had ample time to pass post and enter the boot menu. If there's no beep or folder after this then restart and repeat with F7, but hit the down arrow once before committing with Enter. Another no-go, then hit arrow down twice, then three times and so on. One combination should make it boot from the usb stick, beeping and creating that folder.

    Ah, and to be sure; tried a cmos reset yet?
     
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