10-20-2011 05:24 AM - last edited on 01-30-2014 07:58 PM by maikoro
Problem executing installing Bios update
I was trying to download and update the Bios in this HP computer.
Model No: “Pavilion zv5213”
Product Code: PJ813EA#ABU
Software Windows XP SP3
Hardwire to Router Broadband
Bios in Pavilion zv5213 HP now is F.11. 30/04/04 SMBIOS Ver. 2.31
Cannot open FLASH.BAT
Cannot open winphlash.EXE
I found on HP's site a update 2005-05-06 , Version:F.35, 1.67M
It was downloaded and I ran the .ex. File, see errors above.
Please could anyone advise me what the problem could be?
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10-20-2011 11:26 AM
When I look at the BIOS release notes for that flash it only goes back to F.21.
You have F.11
Do you have an AMD processor in your notebook? The flash is only good for AMD's.
If so, maybe you want to try flashing it to a F.22 first and then flashing it to F.35.
Make sure you have your antivirus disabled. I usually like to run those flashes in Windows Safe Mode.
Lastly, I wouldn't flash the BIOS unless your notebook is having the issues addressed in the release notes.