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Goldenboy62
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Registered: ‎07-29-2008
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Bios upgrade, Presario SR1103WM

I recently upgraded the bios (to install larger HD) which seemed to go well, but after rebooting moniter is garbled, and computer no longer recognizes video card. Tried to used restore disks, but now getting the message that the disks are not for that model presario. Now I can't get into windows or anything past the set-up phase.
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Randoodly Brown
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Registered: ‎03-01-2007
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Re: Bios upgrade, Presario SR1103WM

Did you update the BIOS using an update provided by HP or from the motherboard manufacturer? This is the latest BIOS update I show on the HP website - sp35101.exe 1/1 (1.33M: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=pv-54026-1&lc=en&cc=us〈=en&os=228&product=424182&dlc=en

Before you can get to there though, you need to get into Windows as the BIOS setup utility is Windows-based.

You can try clearing the CMOS: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&docname=c00063244&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_US...

Also... Since your PC came with onboard video, you should be able to remove the video card and connect a monitor to the onboard VGA to get up and running.
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Goldenboy62
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Re: Bios upgrade, Presario SR1103WM

No, I wish I had used HP bios update, but used E-support which because it analyzed my system online should have been spot on (I'm thinking "not". Since I get no moniter image at all through the card I switched to the motherboard VGA, but that is what is garbled to the point that I can't read it. Will look at the sites you suggested, and maybe work something out from there.
"Note to self. . . beware of unofficial upgrades."
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dmhoo29
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Registered: ‎06-29-2007
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Re: Bios upgrade, Presario SR1103WM

Your only hope is to be able to see enough on the screen to load the correct bios.
Otherwise your bios chip will need to be replaced.Have a new one flashed to work with your p.c.
Your board has the removable type bios rom chip.It can be replaced fairly cheap.
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dmhoo29
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Re: Bios upgrade, Presario SR1103WM

P.S. If you can't get it working this website is the best I've ever used.
27.00 total for a new PROGRAMMED bios chip.
If you have trouble they will help you.

http://www.biosman.com/
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