Dell Inspiron N5110 :: BIOS Update Failure - How To Restore

Dec 2, 2013

I was performing a BIOS update on Dell Inspiron N5110 to Latest bios version,  when the laptop became inactive plus the fan started to run at full speed. i could not even switch off the machine by pressing the power button. At the end i had to pull out AC cord and battery.Now its dead(No activity at all). how can i restore bios???

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: BIOS Update Failure And Laptop Is Dead?

Mar 7, 2013

My dell ispirion n5110 doesn't restart after bios update while updating bios my laptop freeze and show nothing only power lamp is on 

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: BIOS Not Recognizing HDD - How To Restore Data

Apr 21, 2013

My dell inspiron N5110  has  stopped to work. It even does't start at all.   BIOS has not recognize HDD. I push from laptop and connect other PC's. But still not answer.  I think HDD's noise is normal some chip is crashed . I need restore some data from this HDD. 

My HDD is Toshiba, 500GB, 7200RPM

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: How To Perform The BIOS Update

Mar 26, 2013

I have downloaded the current BIOS for the N5110 to upgrade for a Windows 8 upgrade. However, this may sound rather trite but I cannot find any explicit instructions on how to perform the BIOS update. even pointing me to a process procedure that has been written to follow.

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Mar 5, 2013

I just install Windows 8 in my laptop. But display did not came. so I attached my 32 inch Lcd TV with laptop and trying to update BIOS from A09 to A11. suddenly it hanged up. I restart my computer. but now its black screen. nothing else.what to do?

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Dell Inspiron 7720 :: Can't Boot After Bios Update Failure

Feb 22, 2013

I have an Inspiron 17R SE 7720 running Windows 7 64-bit Pro which has been working fine, but I was thinking about getting an mSata flash drive to cache the hard disk, and reading on this forum discovered that my A01 bios version wasn't up to the job, so tried to update the bios tonight.

I downloaded the 7720A12.exe from the Dell site but wanted to backup my bios first.  Again searching this forum, I saw a post that said there was a backup option when running the exe.  Wrong.

Running it from within windows it immediately said it was going to reboot (I wasn't given an option!).  My laptop powered down as if doing a restart, but immediately hung. 

There was nothing but blackness on the screen, no text, no beeps.  It appeared to be stuck in a boot cycle, as the screen back light was coming on, and off, and on, and off etc, for 10 minutes straight. 

I powered down and powered up and I get the dell logo and can enter the bios setup, but after that, no matter what I do, I get a dos based "BOOT MENU" with just these options on:

Network Boot <- does nothing except messes up the display of this menu Setup <- loads the bios settings Diagnostics <- runs a diagnostic program which tests the hardware and reports all tests pass Change boot mode setting <- does nothing except messes up the display of this menu

I can't get passed this menu.

I've tried booting from a DVD - both a Windows 7 installation disk, and the Dell recovery DVD I created when I first got the laptop, neither DVD boots, and apart from buzzing the DVD drive, don't have any effect at all. 

Both disks have been tested in another Inspiron laptop I have, and I also set the boot priority order in the bios so that DVD is the first item in the list.

I've also tried a bootable USB stick, but no joy there either.  The light on the stick shows it's being accessed, but I still end up at the Boot Menu above.

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: Bios Update To Previous Version

Jan 24, 2013

I have inspiron N5110 . I recently upgraded my bios version from A9 to A11(to solve the Win 8 black screen problem) . But unfortunately the battery timing is reduced to 2 hours only . before that it was nearly 4 hours. I switched back to windows 7 and i want to get that bios version back..

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: Laptop Is Not Turning On After Bios Update

Feb 22, 2013

I tried to update bios in Inspiron N5110 but laptop freezed in the middle of update so I had to remove the battery to turn it off.

Now it won't turn on and just it makes three beeps and nothing else. how I can turn it on again?

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: Black Screen Coming After BIOS Update Failed

Jan 27, 2013

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HP Pavilion DV6-2117ev Recovery :: BIOS Failure - Not Able To Restore

Nov 10, 2014

My friend's comuter's BIOS seems to be dead. When I turn it on the CapsLock light blinks for 2 times and nothing happens on my screen. I tried to remove battery and power cable for some minutes, but nothing changed. I also removed the CMOS battery and replaced it's RAM, but still got the same problem.

I've searched for solutions on everywhere, and most of the times I finally get stuck on this page. The combination of WIN+B seems to have no effect, something that makes sense as I'm almost sure they've deleted the HP_TOOLS partition.

In the page mentioned above, it's said that "a USB key with an HP_TOOLS volume can be used as an alternative". I really have searched everywhere, but I can't find how to create this USB drive. Where to find an extracted version of BIOS so I could restore from that. The only BIOS That I get from the driver's page is one ".exe" which I have to run it on that computer, which is impossible. 

One last thing to mention is that I've downloaded the "sp61632" which gives me the "HP UEFI Support Environment Setup". When I try to install it on "USB Flash Drive" it gives me an error, but finally I've installed it locally on my computer, and then transfered its files on a USB Drive. 

I renamed that drive to "HP_TOOLS", and the only folders in there are "Hewlett-Packard" > "SystemDiags", and in there can be found 8 items: 


Just mentioning it, cause the total size is 2.5MB, and I can't see if thishas to do anything with the BIOS restore. So, to sum up, I need:

BIOS recovery files
a way to create USB drive with HP_TOOLS

Tried, but didn't work:

remove HDD
remove CMOS battery
replace RAMs
WIN+B combination
WIN+B combination, with the flash drive mentioned above connected

The computer is: HP Pavilion DV6-2117ev

Product number: WB331EA#B1A

Operating system: Probably Windows 7 (I don't think this has any importance right now)

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Nov 17, 2008

I upgraded to 4 gb and the Bios was only showing 3gb/Vista 4gb.

I updated the BIOS via bootable DOS Fdd after reading things here and knowning that it was not possible via x64 Vista.

Update finished and notebook shutdown, not restart.

Now it will not turn on.

No lights with power adapter or battery.

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

Tried power in and holding Insert.

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

Opened and bridged the clear-cmos for 30 seconds.

Reseated RAM and CPU.

Tried all of this with 1gb, 2gb 3gb and 4gb.

but alas she is still in a coma.......

I have tried Acer support for help but they want it sent to them, I want to avoid this if I can.

Can a failed BIOS really kill a notebook?

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Bios update completed and notebook shutdown.

Now no power in notebook.

No lights on when connected via Power adapter or battery.

system will not turn on.

Downloaded and tried the crisis disk to reset the BIOS and still nothing.

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Sep 1, 2009

I have an Acer Aspire 5100
AMD Turion 64x2 Mobile Technology TL-56, 1.8 GHZ
Radeon Xpress 1100 hyperMemory
1 GB DDr2

It has vista home premium preinstalled. Lately I installed Xp on it (Ive done it many times before because its faster) The only thing is that with Xp it shutsdown after some time, 'cuase of the heat. So I thought I'll update the BIOS. It went well but then IT shutsdown! I was afraid of this but it happened. Now my Lap won't boot, nothing comes up, not even a sound! The only thing that work is the dvd driver. The fan goes like it would boot but nothing. I tried to flash it via usb but didn't read the usb.

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HP Pavilion Dv6700 OS/Software :: BIOS Update Failure

Oct 5, 2014

I have an HP Pavilion dv6700

P/N: FK125EA#B1A

Service Tag: dv6880ev 

BTW I downloaded the bios of dv6880ev. Why the heck is the laptop model dv6700 and service tag is dv6880ev?!!?!

I start the laptop up and it freezes at the HP logo screen. Only the ESC key works (Press <ESC> to enable startup message) if i press it fast enough and if i push the F10(BIOS SETUP) key it just hangs at "Please Wait"

Laptop Drivers Link

How it started: I updated the bios of my Laptop from Version F.57 to F.58(Latest). After the laptop shutdown, I immediatly turned it back on. Maybe its because i didn't give it a few seconds to power on by itself?

What I already tried:

-Removing CMOS, ram, HDD wait half an hour and power on again.
-This guide which does not work because HDD is formatted: Recovering the notebook BIOS using a key press combination
-The Phoenix tool procedure found here

How to use the HP BIOS update (uefi) utility

What I want to try but don't know how!

-Creating a new partition on the hard disk(HP_TOOLS) to trick the system that I have the old BIOS and maybe recover using the WIN+B combination?

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: Windows 8 - Kernel Security Check Failure

Apr 13, 2013

I have a Installed Windows 8 on my Dell Inpiron N5110 Laptop. It was working fine but since last 3 or 4days it is having some issue. Each time when i start my PC it shows  me an error with blue screen which has written


at last line of Error.

I tried Re Installing Windows 8 but still the same issue. Also tried Installing Windows 7 but When Windows 7 Installation Finishes the System Restarts and Shows a blue Purple (Dark Blue) saying Your System BIOS is not ACPI Compliant.

I have tried Installing Windows 7 and Windows 8 several time but still the issue persists.

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Sep 1, 2008

Im using Acer Aspire 4520. Now my laptop have dead because im update the BIOS firmware on windows vista platform. On 8% progress its 'hang' now i'm can using my laptop.

the many solution i have try on this forum. not done.

FYI on my procedure

1- Run the Phoenix Crisis Disk -> Format the floppy procedure.
2- Open the Acer BIOS from website -> I get the Z03_3626.wph file then rename to bios.wph
3- Copy the bios.wph to Floppy drive
4- Insert the USB floppy to my laptop then remove the battery, hold the FN + ESC button, plug in power then press power button
5- I hear the floppy drive reading on 3minutes then after 3minutes the floopy drive stop and i release the holding FN + ESC button
6- waiting about 20 minutes nothing happen.

so what i want to do...? i think this is right procedure because it reading the floopy drive long about 3minutes. If i try burn the CD procedure nothing happen (can read), then try rename to .fd it not read.

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Dell Inspiron N5110 :: Hard Drive SMART Short Self Test Failure

Feb 17, 2013

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110. The Warranty ran out in July of last year so for some reason I cannot email technical support directly.I ran the Dell PC Diagnostic test earlier today, all of which passed with the exception of the SMART Short Self Test which failed. Apparently my hard drive is "operating outside of normal parameters and should be replaced". I tried this twice, once with the Dell diagnostic software installed on my laptop and once using the downloadable diagnostics from the Dell website, both had the same outcome.  

I then tried the system diagnostics accessed via the F12 key on system startup. Again all passed but the hard drive test which would not run and provided the following message:

Error code 2000-0142
validation 12985
Msg Hard Drive 0 s/n (omitted), self test unsuccessful status = 7

I have read around on the support forums that the next step to try is removing and replacing the hard drive then re-running the diagnostics. If this does not solve the issue and I have to replace the hard drive does that mean I will need to buy a new copy of windows to install on the hard drive, as my laptop came with no disks? I have backed up all my important files but obviously not any programs.

what my next steps would be and what the process is should I have to replace my hard drive? I am a "noob" in this area and don't want to spending uneccassary money on parts that don't need to be replaced or buying software I don't need to replace as it is already available if you see what I mean? 

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Dell Inspiron 6400 :: System Restore Failure Message On Reboot

Mar 25, 2013

I have just attempted to do a factory reset of my wifes Laptop which appeared to have gone OK until the system attempted to reboot.

I am now stuck with the 2 liner

PBR  1 . . . Done
Loading DRMK Version 8.00

And that is that.

I have read through the bits I can find in the forum and Google and have set the Sata  to "enabled" in Power Management, as suggested, but still no luck.

I have also tried a windows repair as I have the discs supplied, both the Operating System (Win XP) and the driver disc but still can't move on.

I'm not sure if there is a problem with the community website but in the search box I keep getting a message when searching to say .. error retrieving file ....

The laptop was supplied with Norton Ghost but I think all of that must have been wiped when I initially did the Factory reset.

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Feb 3, 2013

I bought a Dell Inspiron N5110 last year. I created two more partitions on my hard drive. Now I want to restore my windows to factory settings, but I cannot go through the restore process.

I am quite sure that the restore partition is physically on the hard drive, but maybe because of creating new partition it cannot find the drive, or the restore program looks to wrong partition. How can I recover with the current conditions.

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When powered on, there is the two blinks from LEDs indicating BIOS corruption.
I have tried the WIN-B BIOS recovery but the laptop has a quick think, then powers off and reboots to two blinks so I assume the HP_TOOLS partition is not working.
I have downloaded the BIOS updates from hp support, both f.13 and f.12 versions but when I attempt to run these on another computer (to try and create a BIOS USB stick), I get the error "InsydeFlash can not load the driver. Please close all applications. If you are running this utility in Windows 7, please run as an administrator". I have closed all apps, am using Win7 and have run as admin, is this because the computer I am running on is not a dv7-3021ea? If so, how do I proceed to create the USB recovery media?

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My Dell Inspiron N5110 Had stooped working after installing Windows 8.

After a talk with Dell support, I've been told that the problem is with the bios and it should be updated.

Now - My computer wont start, unless to dos mode, using the CD supplied with the cumputer.

Is there a way to update the computer Bios using a Disk on key ?

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Feb 20, 2013

Serious problem with my laptop (dell N5110)

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Is there a master code to unlock it …

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Nov 23, 2008

Here is the story: PC started running slow, then started to get system failure BSODs.

Unplug the PC of all external drives and such, let sit for 30 minutes and it would work fine for a few days, then all would repeat.

So, I made a system restore point, and burned a system recovery DVD. I then tried to do a clean install of Vista Home Premium.

Ok, so here's the deal. It was installed onto D drive. Dont know if that was a good thing or a bad thing.

But it went through the entire install just fine, the new desk top came up, everything looked great for about a minute. Then it turned itself off and has yet to run.

I kept getting an error message 'boot failed' and tried to roll back to the restore point [no good, it reset] and the recovery would not load either. Having purchased the notebook from BestBuy I was not given any restore or system discs, so I ordered both a system restore disc and a recovery from Acer, direct. They came in the mail Thursday.

I put the system disc in, and it said it was Loading RAMDISK Image, the progress bar went all the way over and then it asked for the recovery disc.

Inserting the recovery disc, the Restore to Factory Default scrren came up, and it warned that "partitioning C drive would erase all files, etc, and did I want to continue?"

After clicking OK, it proceeded to run down to about 30% completed and then I received the following Failure to Boot, Error Oxa0000002

So then I tried the whole procedure over, and its the same. Again, and again.

So then I called Acer tech, and was told I needed the Acer ISO Image, which I downloaded, unpacked, and burned to CD [using another computer obviously] and it will not even run that CD.

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