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LukasKoestler
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Re: Cannot find z400 bios update

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Hello everyone,

I have a problem similar to the original post and thought you might be able to help.

Product Name: z400 workstation

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

 

I followed the procedure posted by Paul_Tikkanen (thank you very much for helping 🙂 ) but after choosing File->System-ROM-Flash->Choose Drive (USB) I get the message Drive is wrong/missing (translated approximately from German). When I go to Storage->Device-Configuration, I see the USB as 8.17GB, Generic Flash Drive, Firmware 8.07. I formatted it to FAT32 and named it EFI. I am sadly out of ideas and am thus asking for help.

 

Any help is deeply appreciated,

Lukas Köstler

 

Note: I am going through this to install Windows 10. I know that this machine was running Windows (I guess 7) sometime before but I killed the drive. I was running Ubuntu 18.04 installed by the standard USB drive without a problem for half a year now.

 

I am happy to provide any additional information necessary.

 

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

The only suggestion I can offer would be to either try a different USB flash drive, or burn those files to a CD and select CD instead of USB at the Flash System ROM command.

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Hi:

Thanks for the very quick reply. I tried two different sticks already. I will try the optical drive tomorrow.

Thanks again:)
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You're very welcome.

 

Hopefully that will work, or there is also a file in that BIOS folder that will allow you to make a bootable CD and update the BIOS that way.

 

Just burn the ISO file to a CD and boot from it.

 

It is in the BIOS CD folder inside the BIOS update file.

 

BTW, there is a new update since this topic was posted...

 

3.61 Rev.A     Mar 6, 2018

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp84001-84500/sp84161.exe

 

• Updated to latest Intel microcode to provide mitigation to CVE-2017-5715.

HP strongly recommends promptly transitioning to this updated BIOS version.

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