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Flash BIOS with no Bootable OS and possible corrupt BIOS


Stealth

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This machine was Really messed up, would not boot anything. Tried booting linux to get some files off machine but could not do so after multiple multiple attempts. Minitool Power Data Recovery would not even recognise the Drive. Now, I still can't get it to boot using the attempts below.

1. I also tried to create bootable usb with the softpaq BIOS Update but it would not work on my Windows 7 machine. The Target Machine is a Windows 8, or 8.1 I don' know.

2. Also tried Copying BIOS Update to usb and During Boot Pressing Windows Key+B, but this did not work either. Thinking of TRYING to use the WinPE enivronment, but don't know if I can even get that to boot?

Now I'm at this site trying to figure out how to create the WinPE Environment so that I can possibly run the BIOS Update from a USB. Unfortunately I don't know how to follow all the pathways they are specifying to use a Command to do this.
WinPE: Create a Boot CD, DVD, ISO, or VHD Windows PE to a DVD, a CD, or an ISO file
I'm trying to do this:
"Install Windows PE to a DVD, a CD, or an ISO file"
I have the file in my Downloads Directory in a Folder called "WinPE", I'm not quite understanding how to create the iso, so that I can burn it to disk.
1. Do I have to "Create a working copy of the Windows PE files. Specify either x86 or amd64:" First?
2. And is it safe to Create a working copy on my main machine? maybe I'll do this on another machine.

Any help? Thanks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
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    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
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TrustMe

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Just last week I use this guide to create a DOS bootable flash drive to flash the BIOS. I have read it is best to use pure DOS when flashing. It worked great for me.

Don’t try to make the flash drive on Windows 10. It did not work. When I used Windows 7, it worked beautifully. I did not try Windows 8,8.1

MS-DOS Bootable Flash Drive - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

As an alternative, you can make a bootable FreeDOS USB flash drive using Rufus. This is not pure DOS though. Here is a guide.

How to Create a Bootable DOS USB Drive
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

Stealth

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I will use that link in the future TrustMe. I know most of the info here is good so will bookmark that one. I was able to get things going without the BIOS Flash so if every thing works well from here on out will leave it alone. I may Flash the BIOS once the OS is fully installed, and is being Installed as I write this.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP g7-2235dx
    CPU
    AMD A8-4500M
    Motherboard
    Hewlett-Packard 184B
    Memory
    8GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    512MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Screen Resolution
    [email protected]
    Hard Drives
    SANDISK 120GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    72Mbps
    Antivirus
    Avast Free
    Other Info
    Salvage Teardown now all up and working like new.