Re: Presario 1247 Bios/Boor problem

Re: Presario 1247 Bios/Boor problem

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Posted by Henry on October 21, 2001 at 19:13:14:

In Reply to: Presario 1247 Bios/Boor problem posted by Ohm Dr on October 19, 2001 at 19:44:44:

: While performing system maint. for the end user of this machine, I noted
: that the BIOS hadn't been upgraded from the factory shipped version. I
: downloaded RomPaq SP15611 from the support website and copied to the
: system.
: At that time, I booted the system with a Windows 98 boot diskette and ran
: the file to create the ROM Upgrade boot diskette.
: Once created, I powered off the sytem and rebooted with the ROM diskette
: in the drive. The system started the ROM upgrade and then appeared to be
: complete and powered off. (I have never had any of the other Compaq
: systems that I work on power off at the end of the ROM upgrade) - The
: system did have a fully charged battery, and was plugged into the AC power
: pack during this entire process.
: When I powered the system back on, the screen never powered up, but the
: floppy drive does perform a seek. There are no error beeps, or any other
: responses from the system. If a floppy disk is not in the drive, it
: repeatedly performs a seek.
: Please advise. I have not seen this happen in the past.

It appears to me that you are about to learn an expensive lesson. You have misflashed your Client's BIOS for no good reason whatsoever. I cannot understand why anyone in the business would ever think of a BIOS change ("update") unless it was absolutely necessary - that is, ONLY IF it FIXED something that did not work. The old rule, "if it ain't broke DO NOT fix it" was written for you. If this were my computer I would have your hide.

I suggest that you pay compaq anything they ask to get you out of the problem that YOU created, ASAP. What kind of story are you going to tell your Client?

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