How to Read BIOS ROM

I have one and only one application (coded in Visual C++) running on a Windows XP Embedded system. That application needs to read several bytes of data from the BIOS ROM. Can someone please suggest a method for doing this?The data to be read will have been previously stored in the BIOS ROM at a know ...

BIOS Rom Checksum Error

Lately, I have been having problems starting my computer. I push the power button and the computer doesn't come all the way on. I wait about 15 minutes for it to seemingly "warm up", then hit the reset button and it starts up fine. Today when I tried to start it up, it made a strange wound ...

Bios rom checksum error

Am having the following error on switching on the comp. , anybody has got a clue on how to safely flash the BIOS.---------------------------------------------------------"Award BootBlock BIOS.V1.8copyright (c) 2000, Award Software, IncBIOS ROM checksum errorDetecting floppy drive A media...Inse ...

BIOS ROM checksum error

HiI have a problem with my barebone system,it was running fine for a couple of months untill one day. I turned it on and a error message came up like this.BIOS ROM checksum errorDetecting floppy drive A media ...Drive A error. System halt.1. I don't have a floppy disc drive in my system2. i've plugg ...

Need READ Access to BIOS ROM

The following pertains to a Windows XP Embedded system running a single C++ application with administrator privileges.I need the application to read several bytes of data from the BIOS ROM. The data to be read will have been previously stored in the BIOS ROM at a known address when the chip was burn ...

Ubuntu Bios rom checksum error plese help

I have a desktop pc sr1710nx by Compaq/hp i bought in late 2005 or 2006 January. I updated my bios through one recommended update on HP website it said updated successfully restart your machine and now i got the error=====================================Award bootblock bios v1.0Copyright (c) 2000, A ...

updating bios on Acer Aspire One

ok.... this is probly not the best place to ask... but im asking everywhere else too....basically, i have Opensuse 11.1 installed on my Acer Aspire Netbook... my netbook like many others has a fault where the battery stops charging after a while... fortunately it is not a hardware fault.... the fix ...

Ubuntu How to access BIOS of acer veriton?

I just bought a new PC and I'd like to get ubuntu running on it. However, I want to check if the first booting option is set to be the CD. So, how do I access the BIOS of an Acer Veriton X270? ...

Ubuntu updating bios on Acer Aspire One

ok.... this is probly not the best place to ask... but im asking everywhere else too....basically, i have Opensuse 11.1 installed on my Acer Aspire Netbook... my netbook like many others has a fault where the battery stops charging after a while... fortunately it is not a hardware fault.... the fix ...

Ubuntu Wireless always enabled after update bios on acer aspire (acer-wmi prob?)

I have a notebook acer aspire 1524 (amd 64 3400, ubuntu hardy 32bit). I flashed the bios with the newer version (from 0.9 to 1.15) to see if it will get rid a known freezing/hanging issue. The flashing went ok. (Another issue with the touchpad seems to go off)But, whenever I start the laptop the wir ...

Ubuntu BIOS update? acer travelmate

i own an acer travlmate 290 (around 4 years old, last bios update about, i don't know how many years ago, if at all).ever sinc switching to linux, my harddrive seemed slow. hdma5 never worked with my old one.now i bought a new one and it still doesn't work with hdma5 data transfer speed, even though ...

Ubuntu how to downgrade bios on acer aspire 5050?

guys, i read a while back that in order to install ubuntu 8.04 on acer aspire 5050 without acpi problems is to downgrade bios. I'm using vista and tried but to no avail so can someone help me please? ...

Ubuntu Help with flashing Bios in Acer Aspire 5720

I'm needing some help flashing the BIOS in my Acer Aspire 5720z. Issue is that fan won't switch on since update to Natty and so laptop overheats and shuts down. I know the risks and I'm pretty sure these issues are BIOS related so I am wanting to do it.The howtos I have read and the other threads ar ...

Ubuntu Acer Aspire Laptop Hardware problems

I have an Acer Aspire 5050, and Ubuntu on it. My video card is ATI Radeon Xpress 1100, and here is what bothers me: 1. when I want to play a game, the screen is flickering. 2. I've tried to install ATI drivers, but when I run fglrxinfo(or whatever is the name of that command) it tells me "Segme ...

Acer Aspire 5530 Card Reader (Ubuntu 9.04)

How to make it work? Card Reader (5-in-1) doesn't work after install, and I have no idea, how to make it work.Can anybody help me?[~]$ dmesg[ 0.000000] BIOS EBDA/lowmem at: 0009dc00/0009dc00[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu[ 0.000000] Linux versi ...

Ubuntu bios not recognized karmic

Today I installed the Karmic Koala beta release on a Acer TravelMate 4001 laptop, everything works fine except for one thing: If you shutdown the laptop it not actually shuts down but enters a state where it seems to have shutdown but a cursor keeps blinking and you can't do anything but hold the po ...

ACER Aspire 3002LM - Ubuntu loaded - no problems but slow

I'm looking for any tip helping me addressing this problem: I loaded Ubuntu (currently 11.04) on my son's laptop (an old ACER Aspire 3002LM): it took a while but no problems were reported and the system is up and working. Via Ndiswrapper I got the Wlan working as well (not stable) but the point is t ...

Acer Aspire One ZG8/Ubuntu 11.10 (No Wireless Connection)

Hello, after a clean install on my Netbook I am not able to connect to my home wireless; checking the option to enable wireless from the panel has no effect. Below is the information as advised to post. I appreciate any help. Thanks.sunonthecross@sunonthecross:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Cor ...

BIOS UPdate

heyiv got a old computer that i renectly updated the processor from 350mhz to 400mhz (its not that good i know) anyway could somone direct me where to go or a file to download to flash the BIOSBIOS Date: 03/24/99BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PGBIOS ID: 03/24/99-i440BX-P2BOEM Sign-On: Ipex Scorp ...

Ubuntu ACER 5670 0verheating

I am trying ubuntu maverick i686 release in an old acer 5670, but the laptop overheats really fast under load.I also have windows, and I do not get the problem there. I ve noticed that the fan runs faster on Windows (I can hear it..)I have searched a lot here, and tryed a lot of things, like acpi.po ...

Win 98se & bios update with Bin file

My bro has a problem with his Acer Veriton 7100. Win98se rebooted every time after password screen. Went into safe mode and removed ACPI from system. Now boots all the way. Started installing diff system devices trying to find problem. PCI bus gives yellow ? mark. Select properties and was advised t ...

Updating a Asus BIOS ?

my BIOS crashed recently so i forced to copy a similar BIOS from a front using a BIOS flasher. my Asus motherboard is p4p800vm and the current loaded bios is of p4p800mx this is some what compatible with the board, but not fully supporting it.I tried to flash bios using Asus bios update utility (am ...

HELP - Need bios for 5900XT to 5950 Ultra!!

Does anyone know where i can find the flash bios ROM for the Nvidia 5900XT, the one to bring it to the 5950 Ultra. I cant find it anywhere!! ...

Ubuntu Need help updating my BIOS

I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on an old AMD Duron white box that's been sitting in a closet for several years. I'd like to try updating the BIOS. The info on the BIOS is as follows:jacatone@eMax ~ $ sudo dmidecode --type 0# dmidecode 2.9SMBIOS 2.3 present.Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 20 bytesBIOS Informatio ...

BIOS (>2.88MB) flash over PXE

I have a problem with flashing a BIOS. I have to use PXE to boot the computer, which actually works fine through syslinux.I also managed to find a FreeDOS floppy image (1.44 MB) that will be booted using syslinux.The problem is moving the BIOS rom on to the computer to flash.For roms that fit on to ...

Ubuntu Update Bios, Phoenix Tech. 10.10, how to

I am wanting to update my BIOS on my HP A6600F desktop. It is a 64bit system running 10.10 Desktop. When I go to HP or Phoenix's site it makes me download a 3rd party program in order to detect and update the bios. Unfortunately it is Windows only program and there is no support for Linux.Here is my ...

Ubuntu How do i upgrade my BIOS

how do i upgrade my motherboards BIOS. Here's my setup.ethan@ubuntu:~$ sudo dmidecode | more[sudo] password for ethan: # dmidecode 2.9SMBIOS 2.3 present.48 structures occupying 1397 bytes.Table at 0x000F2B10.Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 20 bytesBIOS InformationVendor: Award Software, Inc.Version: ASUS ...

HOWTO Update your BIOS using Ubuntu, Grub2, memdisk and Freedos

I always had trouble upgrading the BIOS on my BOXDG45FC motherboard. Most of the Howto's onlne use the 1.44MB floppy disk images however the intel bios is about 13M-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13M 2010-07-12 09:14 Downloads/IDG4510H.86A.0131/ID0131P.BIOSo here is what you can do after you setup your Ubunt ...

Ubuntu ACER 1410 (su2300) working on 10.04 64-bit

I recently purchased an ACER 1410-2920 (su2300 processor), running 64 bit Win 7 Home Premium. While the setup of the 10.04 beta1 release was fairly straight forward, I thought I'd share the steps I went through to get this working.1) Started the download of the 64-bit Ubuntu desktop 10.04 beta1 rele ...

Ubuntu Unsupported BIOS

Looking for a bit of help here. I just completed my upgrade to 9.10 and most of it went without a hitch, but I get a note during boot that my BIOS is not compatible and is unsupported. Just to clarify, my system does work. It is however, very slow at startup (over a minute to boot) and seems very sl ...

Ubuntu Acer Aspire One AO532H netbook fan control issues

It seems that my netbook's fan just does not stop. According to some forum posts, I could use acerhdf module to fix this problem. However, when I did sudo modprobe acerhdf, I got the following error (from dmesg):[ 121.266045] acerhdf: Acer Aspire One Fan driver, v.0.5.20[ 121.266066] acerhdf: unknow ...

Ubuntu bios update

BIOS String info:An AMIBIOS ID String Was Detected:62-0103-001131-00101111-040201-I845G- ---- ------ ------| | | | | | | Chipset/BIOS Info| | BIOS Build Date| Manufacturer IDBIOS ROM InformationAMIBIOS ROM Size: 256 KBBIOS Build Date: Apr 02 2001Motherboard Manufacturer Code Detected: 1131 - ELITGRO ...

Ubuntu Acer Aspire 3053WXCI - SB450 HD Audio Sound Problem

Ive recently ditched windows on my laptop in favour of Ubuntu 7.10, the only thing that doesnt work is sound, Ive identified that my sound card is a "SB450 HD Audio" by doing a lshw... (attached)Here is the specific info though:*-multimedia UNCLAIMEDdescription: Audio deviceproduct: SB450 ...

Ubuntu Is it possible to make a bootable partition to flash my BIOS?

I have a Vaio laptop with no CD-Rom drive or Floppy drive. I do have a USB floppy drive that I can write files to, I just can't boot from it. A BIOS upgrade will give me the ability to boot from USB devices, and I really want that to fall back on before I go and install a new OS.I have the following ...

Ubuntu BIOS Upgrade Help

I noticed all the tutorials on updating the BIOS all assume that the BIOS ROM file + Flash software will fit on a 1.44 floppy. This is a problem. I have Phoenix BIOS v1.2 (current version is 2.8 ) so I am way past due. The BIOS update tools I got from Toshiba were roughly 2.5 megs. I tried using a d ...

Ubuntu Flashing Laptop BIOS

Sorry if this question has been asked before. I did a few searches on this site to see if there had been similar threads but found nothing that helped me with my problem.I use an Asus M6N laptop. 1.8Centrino, 1gb DDR333, Radeon Mobile 9700.However like many laptop users on this site, My battery does ...

Ubuntu Acer Aspire 3053WXCI - SB450 HDA Audio Sound Problem

Ive recently ditched windows on my laptop in favour of Ubuntu 7.10, the only thing that doesnt work is sound, Ive identified that my sound card is a "SB450 HD Audio" by doing a lshw... (attached)Here is the specific info though:*-multimedia UNCLAIMEDdescription: Audio deviceproduct: SB450 ...

Ubuntu HOWTO: Toshiba Laptop (with Phoenix BIOS) and built-in Bluetooth support

Note: The project website at http://omnibook.sourceforge.net seems to no longer be available. While it appears to no longer be maintained, the source code is still available from http://sourceforge.net/projects/omnibook. As it may no longer be maintained, it is probably a good idea to find an altern ...

Ubuntu Asus P6T Deluxe V2: Kernel or BIOS bug?

Evening, Running Karmic up-to-date ugraded from Jaunty.Also did a BIOS update after upgrade.sudo dmidecode --type bios# dmidecode 2.9 SMBIOS 2.5 present. Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytesBIOS Information Vendor: American Megatrends Inc.Version: 0504 Release Date: 05/19/2009 Address: 0xF0000 Runtim ...

Ubuntu Acer Aspire Overheat Options

The Acer Aspire 5738G / 5738ZG / 5738Z / 5738 / 5338 / 5536 / 5536G / 5236 have known heat issues. A search of the forums and google have helped me to overcome these issues for the most part. But there was no place that gathered all the links and info into one place. So I am posting this here to hel ...

Flash BIOS in ubuntu 11.10 Aspire fan issues

everyone, this is probably just newbie noise, but...I've installed ubuntu 11.10 on my acer aspire 5715z and it's grrreat but because of a design flaw, the aspire's fan only works with windows. Therefore my system overheats and the machine clicks off after 30 mins.I heard that:a) you can solder the f ...

Ubuntu Speakers don't turn off when headphones inserted

I have an Acer Aspire 6530 laptop, and have a couple problems with sound, although I only want to touch on one today.Basically, in Mavierck (fully updated), whenever I plug in my headphones, the speakers don't automatically turn themselves off, so I can't listen to something privately. The same prob ...

The system CPU has failed?

When I booted up my Acer, I couldn't get into windows, it was stuck at "Verifying DMI pool data.....". I refreshed the CMOS by taking out the battery and putting it back in after a couple miniutes. Now my moniter display does not display anything and I do not know what to do. Can anyone he ...

Verifying DMI Pool Data freeze

I know, a pretty regularly posted problem online and one I've fixed on computers in the past. The issue this time is I've tried every fix I can find in forums and nothing is working so I figured I'd see if anyone had any tricks I haven't tried.Situation: Attempted a BIOS upgrade from the mobo manufa ...

Ubuntu Wireless randomly disconnects

I saw a similar issue mentioned on the launchpad, but never saw a solution.Lately my wireless will just disconnect for no reason at all. Sometimes it happens when I plug in the charger on my laptop. Other times, it just disconnects while I'm in the middle of doing something, or doing nothing at all. ...

Ubuntu 10.10 Bluetooth power issue

I have a Acer TravelMate 6592 which has the BT knob broken - hence I can`t turn it on / off except from BT-applet or by command line. (the knob is kinda the equivalent of Fn+Key on other notebooks)In Ubuntu 10.04 it was enabled ON by default at boot time. Now I find that in 10.10 is not the same cas ...

Ubuntu Inconsistent sound

This is with Kubuntu 9.10.Most of the last week, I haven't been getting any sound in any program. Yet sometimes everything randomly decides to work in every program after a reboot. Sometimes that sticks through a suspend/resume, sometimes it doesn't. When the sound dies, rebooting doesn't normally h ...

Ubuntu 10.10 PC (Intel x86) install/live DVD, "E: Failed to mount the cdrom"

After downloading and md5sum-ing the official release of Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) PC (Intel x86) install/live DVD (http://mirror.mcs.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso/DVDs/ubuntu/10.10/release/) (and testing the 4x speed burnt DVD) I tried two different installation methods in order to set up a dual-boo ...

Ubuntu Sound has stopped working after a gparted job

there! Happy Easter to you all!!!! :D I've been using Ubuntu for about 6 months and loving it. On my laptop, Acer have put a few partitions which I didn't like, so I resized them on both internal harddrives to give more space to my Windows and Ubuntu partitions. After I did this, Windows wouldn't bo ...

Ubuntu Second hard drive not recognized -> working just before clean install

I just got a laptop, some years old from someone I know. It's an Acer Aspire 5310. When I got it, there was Windows Vista on it. There were two disk drives on there: the drive with the system files, and a big drive called DATA. I wanted to put Kubuntu 11.04 on there, and I did. I chose the "use ...