Solved

urgent assistance recovering bios VGNFE550G

Posted on 2008-10-23
4
385 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-17
Last night I left my computer on-line. I wake up and computer is dead. It boots the screen logo and when I press F2 it attempts to enter the bios config but ends up on a black screen. I tried loading windows vista again,  it starts loading the disk but i can only hear it on a black screen, in addition, it loads for about 2 min and then cdroom stops. I guess it was a VIrus!!! I removed the memory but it never boots up. Urgent help needed.....
Thanks,
Marcio Resende
0
Comment
Question by:ciomarxxx
4 Comments
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
nobus earned 250 total points
ID: 22793910
>>   I removed the memory but it never boots up  <<  without ram it can't do anything
remove all EXTRA ram cards, leave only 1 and test
if still nothing, remove extra add-on cards and connections, and disk drive and try to boot from a cd - if it boots , your disk is probably bad.
you can test your disk on another system with an adapter :  http://www.cooldrives.com/saandidehadr1.html
test program :   http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:Bortian
Bortian earned 250 total points
ID: 22841417
To change bios firmware (if it's really corrupt) on your mb you'll need to detach the bios chip (there should be a "bios" inscription on it). Then find someone who has a mb just like yours. Turn his computer on, detach his bios chip (from a turned-on pc), insert yours (into a turned-on pc) and then change the firmware using a utility, provided by the mb manufacturer.
It's a risky procedure. You shouldn't try it if you're new to computers.
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
HP Laptop Drivers 13 96
No Image on the monitors 14 82
Will either laptop run DayZ? 2 76
IIS on Server 2012 R2 Datacenter 5 54
In this article you will get to know about pros and cons of storage drives HDD, SSD and SSHD.
Lithium-ion batteries area cornerstone of today's portable electronic devices, and even though they are relied upon heavily, their chemistry and origin are not of common knowledge. This article is about a device on which every smartphone, laptop, an…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question