Vostro 3500 BIOS update failed - need recovery procedure
I got a Vostro 3500 laptop computer work and was doing maintenance to update. I downloaded and installed the BIOS update recommended for this laptop... Dell Vostro 3500 system BIOS 3500 has 12. EXE | Release date of BIOS of Windows/DOS (3 MB) 21/07/2014 updated 21/07/2014 recommended BIOS update failed and left no work of BIOS of the computer. F2 is dead. It will not start. I am sure that there a backup BIOS or primitive still, as when I start the machine without battery and power, using the end key he's constantly trying to read the data from a 2 GB flash drive. I guess he wants to reload the BIOS from a file. I know how to get the ROM content from the file above using the /writeromfile parameter. The big question is, what type of file the 3500 wants to read, and what is the name of the file it is seeking? Is the flash player must be bootable? What is a FRIEND or a Phoenix BIOS? Can someone please? Thanks, Terry
Here's how to recover a flash update BIOS of your laptop Vostro 3500 failure...
1. download the Dell BIOS update .exe file to a USB flash drive.
2. run the .exe with the /writehdrfile parameter file
3. run the .exe with the /writeromfile parameter file
4. copy the .hdr winery50.hdr
5. remove the battery and the power of the dead computer
6 Insert the flash drive into the USB port on the computer of the death
7 press and hold the end key and then connect the AC power
8 dead computer reads USB flash and request if the update should be performed
9. let the update at the end and then restart.
10. computer now works normally.
Useful web site: http://mickitblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/dell-bios-switches.html
Tags: Dell Laptop
I bought a P200-157 to my son in summer 2007.
My son decide without asking me, upgrade the bios of motherboard with the VICTORY of 1.70 he downmloaded on the Toshiba download server.
He started the update in windows mode.
Unfortunalety, the upgrade stopped during the backup previous version. The laptop was frozzen.
It never boot from the problem of the tha.
I'm tying to create a crisis, but recovery disk it of seem to exist different versions of PHLASH16. EXE.
Do any of you know if crisis mode-recorery is available for laptop P200?
What version of PHLAS16. EXE is required and in what mode the disk has to be create (native DOS mode)?
I bought a USB external floppy drive and try the last days, but unsuccefully.
Kind regards. Yves (France).
That s a pity :(
The update of the BIOS is always a tricky process and there is always a small piece of risk.
Usually, if the BIOS update has failed then you need a help of a technician of the ASP.
The point is that you would need an update of the traditional BIOS to reflash the chip for the BIOS again.
But the Toshiba driver page provides only the victory of the BIOS which can be updated only from Windows OS-based.
Therefore, you will need to contact a local ASP which might help you.
Dude good luck
Everything by updating the system BIOS froze in step 7 to replace the code of the BIOS, needless to say that the laptop does not start because the BIOS is now corrupted.
I have the BIOS. BAK but need advice on how to restore the BIOS. I copied the BIOS. BAK on a key usb and it connected to the laptop computer and then powered on the system (now I tried the F, F2 key together). I can see the usb key will Flash initially but is not, clearly, progressing with the restoration.
I hope someone might be able to advise the use of the BIOS. BAK file to restore the BIOS.
Unfortunately I cannot help you with this but check it please this interesting thread - http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=54395
So yesterday, I got a Toshiba pop-up message to update my BIOS, so I clicked it and it started to update but then it says "error checking".
So I closed it, cause I had to restart my computer after one previous update with another program and I thought to try to update the BIOS after you restart.
But once it restarted it is off, so I tried to put back market but the screen is black, lights are immediately (food, batt etc.) and the fan works just as well. I tried to take the battery out and in again but screen remains black.
Could someone please tell me what you think it might be and what I have to do.
I also tried with a HDMI, but it does not recognize.
Thank you for your help
I think I have bad news for you.
To me, it seems that the update of the BIOS didn't
Why? Who knows maybe that some applications that runs in the background affected the BIOS update process.
I've updated the BIOS on my laptop last night, everything went well. First, I downloaded the BIOS package from the Toshiba page. Then I unzipped the folder.
I closed all applications that looked like Firewall, antivirus etc software
Then I did the BIOS update
At least in cases where the BIOS update failed, you must get in touch with a local ASP Toshiba in order to solve this problem in the best of cases they need to update the module ROM again
After the BIOS update fail by Windows I need to reflash.
Where can I download the bios for floppy drive files '?
Update of the traditional BIOS cannot be downloaded.
Only focused on winning BIOS is available on the European driver Toshiba page.
In your case, you will need to contact a local ASP.
The technician can help you and able to reflash the BIOS using a disc of crisis of the BIOS.
I have a Satellite P200, (PSPB6E-03G01XFR).
Yesterday, after attempting to update my BIOS version with the windows application, my phone was cut.
I downloaded the new version of the bios of Toshiba-Europe Web site (v2.30) and I tried to use the Crisis_Recovery_Disk but no result. :(
Can someone help me please?
Unfortunately, in your case only the ASP can help you.
Does your BIOS update fails and only the ASP can update the ROM module damaged by using a special version of the BIOS
So, don t waste time and ask the ASP in your country to help.
Best regards dude
The 2.0 with latest downloads BIOS update failed.
After adjustment of the rights of the user and Disabling UAC is remaining the following command line error:
C:\TEMP\BIOS>winflash.exe P20B200. BIN
Cannot copy the BIOS image. (File name error?)
No idea how solved it, file name is correct?
You unzip the package to update the BIOS first?
It is very important that the BIOS package will be unpacked first.
Then, you can update the BIOS the winflash.exe execution.
I just got a used M4600 and the currently installed bios is A08. When I try to update to A16, it restarts, said it is updating the firmware, but fails at 0%. It gives no reason and no code error I can say. Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide.
Is NOT the issue! There is nothing wrong with motherboards M4600 se.
Everyone tried to find why when you attempt an upgrade of the BIOS, the system fails immediately with a "BIOS Update Failed" basis and any specific error code or more explanations. The answer is in the PDF below--that is the message displayed when the BIOS authentication will fail!
Just look for the Firmware Signature Dell's "feature" that was introduced in a number of laptop including the M4600. Doc PDF to download. It is a feature introduced by the NIST requirements.
In a Word, they changed the way BIOS authenticates a BIOS file before he will use it to update the firmware BIOS & CBS. The M4600 is in the list of "Legacy Systems", where it was introduced. Basically, these systems do NOT have the Firmware of Signature When produced.
Version A04 introduced this feature. After you have that installed, you will have an option to activate the requirement of Signature of the Firmware (default is). Once activated, it cannot be disabled!
The problem starts in worm BIOS A08. Something in the code is wrong. Because on some M4600s, it updates the BIOS AND activates the requirement of Signature of the Firmware. After that, the system will authenticate ALL the other versions of the BIOS, so you will NOT be able to upgrade past version 8!
I got many, many systems for a company. I'm currently sitting on 33 (Yes, that many) M4600 with this exact same situation!
An exchange of motherboard does not correct the problem. It is to give you a new BIOS chip to tinker with.
I know it is old enough, but until now, it was just good enough for my use.
In any case, after I did a restore of the Windows Vista operating system came with my computer, I got a notification of one of the tools of Toshiba that an updated BIOS is available for my computer.
I downloaded and tried to perform an update. After that the process had finished (probably), the computer has not responded to the pad touchscreen and keyboard. I was not sure if the update really took place, especially because it looked like the computer has been is frozen. So I left it for the next +/-30 minutes, but no change.
So I decided to reset it as even the power button did not work. So I had to remove the battery and unplug the AC power.
... and the computer has (almost) dead then.
Now, it is that when I press the power button it seems to power up but the screen remains blank, fan works and Windows is not booting. It's just a short scratching sound of the DVD drive noise, and that's all.
My question is, what is the recovery procedure in my situation? I tried to look for potential assistance on the Internet and I found a few forum or articles messages indicating that there is some recovery for the different BIOS procedures, but what is the procedure for my BIOS? The only thing I found the 'work' was that if I press the power button now the keys Fn + Esc, computer laptop powers on with power button / stop flashes. But how to force recovery BIOS flashing procedure?
Thanks in advance for any help!
It's really stupid situation now. You will not be able to fix it with a simple recovery operation. BIOS is broken.
In the past I have faced no such situation but on this forum I found a very interesting thread on BIOS recovery. Please take some time and visit this thread.
Maybe this will help you with your machine.
Referring to an old thread from my friends...
I tried earlier to update the BIOS of v1.80 for v1.90 (whether by the automatic update tool Service Station and the direct download of the update of the BIOS).
Whenever the update of the BIOS ran, he abandoned arguing that the battery was low (it was not), alternating current was not on (it is) and the existing BIOS version was superior to the new version (it wasn't).
The real problem seems to be that the version of the BIOS (as shown in "Toshiba HWSetup") is:
+ The BIOS version = V234567890. 00/00/00000000000 +.
+ Version EC = 1.80 +.
However, in the Diagnostic PC Toshiba tool the BIOS version on the page of basic information is correctly reported as 1.80
At the point where I couldn't be worth blat my disc with the original image and try again. I was hoping that Toshiba would set the BIOS update to fix the problem. Didn't happen.
They released v2.00 BIOS in June 2011 and would not always up to date. So I backed up my data and tried to blat of the machine to factory State. What a nightmare...
The recovery image doesn't work well at all!
The first bit works (the original partition creation and image copy), but after the startup of Windows and the script factory Toshiba intervenes, all sorts of problems begin.
First of all, the thing stuck several times in a process of "assessment of system performance. This happens in several phases of reboots because the drivers are installed. Then there's a bunch of bug script error messages and DMI analyze the errors you will need to click on ' close and do not report the crash "type dialog. What makes it more difficult is that the Toshiba factory configuration script sets up a blank page trying to see you on what the bureau is to be avoided. Even if you try to pass in the Manager of tasks to complete the process deadlocked, it gives you a few seconds grace before forcing the Office to lock and hide behind the white screen again. If you're quick and good time, you can stop the evaluation of performance at a standstill (I think it's just the thing to the Windows Experience score). Same thing to reject the other boxes of error...
Finally, I arrived at the end of the script and the machine was built with all of the original software.
The program HWSetup still reports the version of BIOS of nonsense and the PC Diagnostic tool always reports it correctly.
The Service Station program now does not even start. It crashes with a message + "request the Toshiba Service Station could not initialize. Try to restart or reinstall the application. » +. I downloaded the last being on the website and installed... To be hosted later with the same message.
Program update direct BIOS for v2.00 made his usual thing you ask that the current BIOS version is greater than 200 and abandonment.
I even read in a FAQ that some recovery routines do not work correctly with more than 4 GB of RAM (I have 8 GB). So I did all of this once again with only 4 GB installed and the script was just as broken for 4 GB 8 GB.
I ran PC complete diagnosis for machine test suite and it turned up nothing.
A little confused now... Maybe time to log a failure while I have a few more months of warranty left. But the machine actually works, just can't update the BIOS. Would be my luck if a problem arose just after the warranty has expired, and they said 'just update the BIOS...
In front of me, I 3 laptop years. Over the past three years, Toshiba has offered 3 BIOS updates. I don t care about it and still use the original version that I got with my laptop. I want to say, why change anything and start this risky If update everything works fine and it does.
Several times I have read here that people write about the problems of updating the BIOS and damaged BIOS. This risk does not apply to me just having the latest version.
Anyway, if you want to have all past orders on your laptop, it is without a doubt your legitimate right. In General, the BIOS updates are tested before Toshiba offers for download so I really put t understand why you have this kind of problems. The problem with the installation of recovery is also strange.
A few months ago, a friend of mine bought A660 and I helped him create recovery DVDs, and we also tested the recovery procedure everything including the three options:
Back to out-of-box state
Recover without changing the hard drive partitions
Get a custom size partition
Everything worked perfectly so I m really confused about everything you write.
Unfortunately, I can't help you with this. When I could have your laptop in front of me to see exactly what is happening, it will be much easier to understand all of this.
I updated the BIOS on different laptops, and I got lucky because every time that everything was fine.
Your laptop is guaranteed valid so I recommend you contact Toshiba service provider in your country and ask for assistance.
What do you think about this?
My last update of the BIOS has failed and my laptop PSU45E PrU400 Satellite is now out of use.
I want to use the recovery disk of crisis with a USB floppy drive, but I don't know the key combination to run the boot block.
Is that someone can help me?
I was wondering what crisis recovery disk you have? :|
In my experience the special drive is required, which is available only for ASP technician
That's why it of necessary to contact the ASP in your country to reflash BIOS.
In my opinion you shouldn't t try recovery disks of the crisis who loves you in the net, it can drive to the mobo damage
I am about to use the disc of recovery for the first time and have any questions about the procedure.
* An updated BIOS would affect the recovery process? *
Since I use my laptop, I installed the latest BIOS for it and I was wondering if the recovery of product would be assigned to all the by - and if so, no matter who has no idea where to get BIOS orignial, or how the 'dismantling' of the BIOS that I noticed that the BIOS back it self up when updated with a newer version.
Taking advantage of the grace.
Yes, all preinstalled applications are part of the recovery image.
The image contains the operating system Windows, Toshiba drivers, tools and additional software such as Norton Antivirus for example.
This means that these additional software would be installed too by using the recovery CD.
I'm updating my M4 with the Toshiba BIOS provided for support of Windows Vista. It can be found here: http://www.csdsupport.toshiba.com/tais/csd/support/windows_vista/vista_beta.cgi?lsAction=list_files&model_id=1
However, the update process fails. I can unzip the file downloaded to a file, but then fails it to process with a generic-looking message "install2 has encountered a problem and needs to close."
My M4 is currently leading the BIOS version 1.70, 14/02/2006.
Any ideas? Maybe is there a way I can do an update of the traditional BIOS with the new file?
Be careful with the BIOS updates. I put t know where you bought your Tecra but you try to install the update BIOS, designed for the laptop models in the United States.
If you have European mobile phone use just updates BIOS you will find under http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com > support & downloads.
I had a bad flash on my Satellite P100-429.
The utility crashed which left me with a bookend. Not happy
I ve created a floppy crisis recovery disk & bought a USB floppy drive after a lot of internet hunting for info.
Problem is that I need to check on the exact key combination for my laptop to the crisis recovery mode reverie.
Power on I have the usual symptoms, LED flash, power for CD-rom, click on power of floppy etc...
I just need to check the correct sequence for the combinations of keys.
Can anyone help?
Win - f, victory-b, f - fn, fn - b, victory-esc, fn-escape doesn t seem to work for me
The waiting time for floppy drive boot after combination etc?
I n t have experience with these tools of recovery of the BIOS because I think it s a little too risky. There is no official way to recover a BIOS and I don t want to destroy the whole ROM module.
In my opinion if a BIOS update n t successful, you should go to an authorized service provider. Contact a technician for laptop and explain your situation. The technician can try to reflash it and they have more experience. I think that this should t be a problem to connect with one. ;)
I have 2 PowerEdge R510 servers that were previously a server with a medical company, but have now been redeployed on my network to other functions. Both need the BIOS updates. The problem is, they both are currently at Version 1.1.4. When I try to run the Windows BIOS update, he reported success and says it needs to restart windows in order to apply the update. After the reboot, it does not update the bios and recharge just windows as usual. I also tried to boot from a flash drive and run the update of the executable through BACK. It does not have pointed out that the BIOS is not a DELL bios, R510 and it reports itself as ' - '. Of course, it's an original DELL card motherboard/BIOS. I need to perform this update because I would like to upgrade the processors Xeon 5650 chipset. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
If /forceit failed, you can also try/f, or /forcetype.
Let me know.
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