Bios Rollback

By Moraconda
Oct 29, 2008
  1. I need help. I updated my Inspiron 2200 Bios from A05 to A07. The system has been really unstable and crashed my laptop not allowing me to reload Windows. How can I rollback my changes to the Bios?
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    'not allowing me to reload Windows'

    Reload or simply load (as in boot to) Windows?

    ie, are you doing a re-install or what?
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  4. Moraconda

    Moraconda TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I used KILLDISK and wiped the drive. Now I'm trying to load Windows but either it freezes during the re-formatting sequence or it tells me that it can not format the drive. The drive checks out good with Spin-rite 6.0. It did once go into installing Windows but kicked out with a missing file error. I am attempting a full, fresh install at each attempt.
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    You should contact Dell - have your Service Tag # ready - they may be able to send you an older Bios version via Email or such.

    I also noted that Dell has Western Digital HD 'Urgent' updates for your comp for compatability purposes. Did you ever use the one for your specific drive?

    Dell site: (you could tell because it says '' but I have been TOLD to say what the self-evident url links to):
  6. Moraconda

    Moraconda TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No I had no idea about the HDD update. I'll contact DELL tonight and ask for the older bios version. As for the hard drive update. Will I need to load Windows first before I can update the HDD?
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Go to the Dell site and find out - that's what I would have to do to answer you. (or Western Digital)

  8. Moraconda

    Moraconda TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, CCT.
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