How to install updated bios in Dell comp??

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by frd, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. frd

    frd Guest

    I downloaded an updated bios file from Dell. It's an exe file. Does
    anyone know how I install it?

    (Someone goofed when installing new hardware on my machine and ruined my
    bios. I'm hoping this download will fix the problem.)
    frd, Nov 16, 2007
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    meerkat Guest

    meerkat, Nov 16, 2007
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  3. frd

    Pennywise Guest

    You need to run the update outside of windows or other OS.
    Floppy disk, Bootable CD, or bootable USB pen drive.

    A driver less disk is available at
    Pennywise, Nov 16, 2007
  4. frd

    chuckcar Guest

    wrote in

    Note: a BIOS completely ruined makes a computer unable to boot at all,
    so make *absolutely* sure you have the bios for your *exact* model or
    you're talking about some expensive hardware repairs. Also save a backup
    of your BIOS when you do update it.
    chuckcar, Nov 16, 2007
  5. frd

    why? Guest

    Dell do, last time I flashed a Dell PC there were instructions. Not that
    I needed to use them, common sense and flashed other systems before.

    For example
    links to
    with this heading - Installation Instructions

    If the BIOS is already dud, you may be better off with
    Forum Home

    why?, Nov 16, 2007
  6. frd

    philo Guest

    The download will do you no good.

    Not sure how one could wipe out the bios by installing H/W...but if the bios
    was in fact destroyed...
    your machine would not boot and it would not be possible to reflash the

    If it was simply a case of having the settings scrambled...
    all you have to do is use the bios reset jumper to return the machine to
    default settings
    philo, Nov 17, 2007
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