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Need to fix BIOS via DOS for Dell computer

By sunwuneko ยท 13 replies
Jul 16, 2011
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  1. dell lattitude d610

    i need to fix my bios via dos for my computer
    due to a previous potential hacking of my computer

    i dont have cds

    so i need to use my usb cartrige flash drive or whatever. :D
  2. lopdog

    lopdog TS Maniac Posts: 275

    Hi, and welcome to Techspot.
    Your question is a little confusing, bios and dos are two completely different things...
    Maybe you should read a little about BIOS on this website.
    If you need to enter BIOS you probably have to press F2 when the DELL logo shows up right after you start your computer. You don't need any CDs or USB flash drives to enter BIOS.
  3. sunwuneko

    sunwuneko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well, my attempt is to reset the bios back to standard if for any reason it has been manipulated, the necessity is to fix it without using windows, because i cannot get windows to restart, and previously, i had an issue and fixing the bios in windows fixed the problem, so the next time i had the same issue, i knew what it was, but i need to fix the bios without accessing windos.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,231   +234

    First you need to know your bios manufacturers name. Then download the bios writing utility and the latest bios bin file and burn the utility and bin file to a bootable device like a bootable USB drive or floppy. Boot the computer from these devices and follow the on-screen instructions...
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 786   +58

  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,231   +234

    Bios version A05 would be the one to use...
  7. sunwuneko

    sunwuneko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ....previous to the post of this thread

    i had gone to the dell website and downloaded bios. my issue was the installation without using windows, because i had no floppy drive.
  8. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 786   +58

  9. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,305   +577

    If you have no floppy drive, you might try burning the BIOS update to a CD and booting from that. Your laptop might not support booting from a flash drive. In all of the documentation I read for your Dell, it only seems to offer the option of flashing the BIOS from a floppy or CD.

    That said, flashing the BIOS is potentially dangerous because if not done correctly, it can render the laptop unusable. You might want to consider fixing your problem in a different way first. If so, post a thorough description of your problem in Windows BSOD, Freezing, Restarting Help forum.
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,231   +234

    "i dont have cds"...
    This may mean no CD/DVD drives? Must be a very old laptop. It may not even be able to boot from a USB flash drive. An external CD/DVD drive might work
  11. sunwuneko

    sunwuneko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    further into search

    possibility relative ms-dos configuration input relative bios revision ao6

    further into search result via

    F8 - Advanced Boot Options

    [Directory Services Restore Mode]

    - ends with:

    Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.0 (Build 6002: Service Pack 2)
    1 System Processor [2040 MB Memory] Kernel
    The system is booting in safemode - Directory Services Repair

    - - - -

    (system does no further action under this parameter and no keyboard options)

    [Debugging Mode]

    windows begins boot and fails with blue-screen flash containing text (faster than can read easily)

    [Last Known Good Configuration (advanced)]

    windows begins boot and fails with blue-screen flash containing text (faster than can read easily)

    [Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking, Safe Mode with Command Prompt]

    first option:

    screen Loading Windows Files starts and then just stops. bottom left of screen, text: Please wait. . .

    Loaded files at top begins appear as follows:

    Loaded: \Windows\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
    Loaded: ....etc..- to bottom
    Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys

    last "Loaded", [Loaded: \Windows\system32\drivers\crcdisk.sys], abrupt halt at this point suggest last file is not last value-data needed for proper load.

    [additional info....]

    boot CD windows vista works until screen option ends as follows:

    1.Windows is loading files...

    (then white bar goes from left to right till loaded)

    2. Language options screen then language keyboard language and time and currency options

    action - *mouse-click* [Repair your computer]

    3. Next screen option Menu System Recovery Options

    Select an operating system to repair and click Next. Note: This feature cannot repair operating systems earlier that Windows Vista.

    Operating System Partition Size Location

    If you do not see your operating system listed, click Load Drivers to load drivers for your hard disks.

    (operating system is not listed)

    [Load Drivers] [Next >]

    [Load Drivers] option Insert the installation media for the device and click. OK to select the driver. "installation media" vague understanding relative elaboration would be appreciated

    - windows vista installation CD contains no file browser options for installation media

    (Note: Vista not original windows installation thus reformatted new installation relative alternate dell computer source-CD. new installation worked fine and anonymous incident caused boot failure, ms-dos input bios re-installation fixed issue, the second occurrence caused present issue similar type anonymous incident relative hack style override for no reason. hardware failure is not the issue. )

    - thus action *mouse-click* [Next >]

    4. option "Startup Repair"

    automated process ends in new window stating:

    [Microsoft Windows]

    Startup Repair Cannot repair this computer automatically

    Sending more information can help Microsoft create solutions.

    >Send information about this problem (recommended)
    >Don't send

    problem details

    Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
    Problem Signature 01: ExternalMedia
    Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6001.18000.
    Problem Signature 03: 0
    Problem Signature 04: 65537
    Problem Signature 05: Unknown
    Problem Signature 06: NoHardDrive
    Problem Signature 07: 0
    Problem Signature 08: 0
    Problem Signature 09: unknown
    Problem Signature 10: 1168
    OS Version: 6.0.6001.
    Locale ID: 1033

    Read our privacy statment (subsequent url)
    action-click [>send]

    5. Option <System Restore renders new window with statement as follows:

    To perfore an offline System Restore, you must specify which Windows installation you would like to restore.

    X For example, if the installation located in: C:\Windows" should be restored, enter the following command:

    rstrui.exe /OFFLINE:C:\Windows (option for Command prompt restore opens window and options dead-end)

    (only click option on window is [OK] resulting in nothing)

    6. windows Memory Diagnostics Tool (previous to this statement top window: " operating system: unknown on unknown local disk" )
    >Restart now and check for problems (recommended)
    >Check for problems the next time I start my computer

    restart option results as follows:
    --new window-
    Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool
    Windows cannot check for memory problems

    A problem is preventing Windows from checking for memory problems during startup. Try to check for problems again by running the tool manually. option click [close] thus clicked [close] (additional understanding on manual run of "Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool" would be appreciated also as no immediate precedent on resulting closed window conveys help facet for manual run of "Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool"

    7. Window Complete PC Restore

    new window option dead-end with popup window stating

    Windows Complete PC Restore
    A valid backup location could not be found.

    Windows cannot find a backup on this computer. Attach the backup hard disk or insert the final DVD from a backup set and click Retry.

    due to existing value-data on hard-drive options in this regard cause weary behavioral pattern and stress-minded industrial approach to death... lol

    thus no additional external backup for files-value-data therein


    results suggestive Directory Services, Necessity Repair
    results suggestive Boot-Data compromised, Necessity Repair
    results suggestive BiosRevision-Data MS-DOS relative interface software
    compromised, potential Necessity Repair

    ..........Inquiry ..... How. (relative surmount data impairment and delegated fixture)
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,231   +234

    So now what? Time for a new computer with a working CD/DVD drive?
  13. sunwuneko

    sunwuneko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    .....CD/DVD drive always works

    ...oh and all hardware works including harddrive :D

    its a software&data problem wrong forum hmm.... oops!
  14. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,231   +234

    "i dont have cds"...
    So this means that you don't have a Windows install disc? Have you gone to Dell's support Website to download and install the A05 version bios?

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