Hello everyone, I apologize if this is posted in the wrong section. I am really hoping someone can help me figure this puzzle out. I was updating my laptop's drivers and such through the dell support site, when I came across a bios update. Usually I say nope, it's working fine. However, today I was ignorant and did the bios update. Here is where it gets odd..the bios update did its checks and then flashed the bios..the computer restarts and beeps at me 1 long 2 short..beep code for no video device or something of that nature and has a black screen..So, I let the laptop set for a min or 2 and thought i'll try to type in my password, because I saw a lot of hard drive activity..to my surprise I hear the XP startup music..So, the laptop is still working, it just doesn't display video on the LCD or an external monitor... Now for the question: Is there a way to downgrade the bios to an earlier version with a cd or dvd and a batch file with an autorun file? So, in effect "Put the cd in, and it loads and does everything on its own, presses okay if need be etc etc" I have a very basic understanding of batch files/dos commands. Any and all help would be appreciated. Even if it's another idea. Thank you in advance. Specs: Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop Amd Athlonx2 64 1.8GHz 2 Gigs OCZ pc 5400 ram (if I am not mistaken) DDR2 laptop memory dvd rom/cdrw drive 120 gig hard drive Windows XP Pro.