Acer :: BIOS Update Fails, Yes I Ran It As Admin

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I have tried the 1.35, the 1.32, 1.31, and 1.29 bios for the 5620 and all of them keep coming up as 'open flash.sys fail'.

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I have tried downloading the current BIOS from the US site, uncompressing the files and running the application and recieve " open flash.sys fail".

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Now it will not turn on.

No lights with power adapter or battery.

I have tried the "crisis" disk method. holding fn+esc.

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I've tried with and with out battery/power adapter.

Opened and bridged the clear-cmos for 30 seconds.

Reseated RAM and CPU.

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It load the boot screen and even windows but crashes after mup.sys and brings up an error screen about problems with computer and shuts down. I have tried reinstalling windows but when i get to the hard drive section the hard drive is not there although its there in the boot screen.

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Dec 10, 2009

My laptop came originaly with bios v0.3221.

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After that i tried to search for v0.3221 but can't find it on acer website so i update wit v0.3211 and media keys start working again.

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