How to recover from a bad BIOS Flash (Phoenix BIOS ONLY)

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  1. dan2of7

    dan2of7 Newbie

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    hey i have a problem when i hit the crisdisk exe it says no available removable devices are plugged in so its not working
     
  2. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Dan, what system model are you trying to recover?
     
  3. KiMie89

    KiMie89 Notebook Consultant

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    How to make wincris autoinstall all the files need to the usb drive?
    When i double click on the wincris, pop-up window saying :
    i) Error : Failed to start service "WinCrisis"
    ii) Warning: the driver loaded fail.

    I'm trying to blind flash A10 bios in alienware m17xr2.
     
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    Did you attempt to do this on a Windows 7 system? You can only create the crisis recovery media under Windows XP. Follow these instructions explicitly. Let us know how it goes. I hope it works out for you.

     
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    woley Newbie

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    Hey

    Tried this method with no success.

    I'm not getting any response from the laptop (Alienware M17x R2) when I plug in the power cable while holding Fn+B and then press the power button. Its still completely dead.

    Any idea what I can do?

    Update - I don't have a windows XP machine to hand so haven't tried that. Will try create the disk that way and see what happens.
     
  6. woley

    woley Newbie

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    Ok finally got an XP laptop to create the recovery usb stick. Tried the steps above with no luck, no response from the machine at all.

    I have tried to few different recovery disks with different BIOS versions in case I was using the wrong version. Double checked and I have an Alienware M17x R1, is is possible to recover the BIOS in this case?
     
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    artixalpha Notebook Enthusiast

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    HELLO, I HAVE An m15x and well bios flash didnt go well for me and, Well i tried the steps above FN+ESC WinKey+B and FN+B, None of them work, I have no flashing scroll lights etc. But!!!!!!!!!!!! MY alienware lights come on touchpad keyboard etc

    IF it is pre 2008, You'll have to lurk around on google finding it. But if it is after 2008 then go on dells website
     
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