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start up messafe to upgrade bios

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HP Compaq dc7900 Base Model Small Form Factor PC
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

System Model    HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form Factor

Processor            Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E8400  @ 3.00GHz, 3000 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

Processor            Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3801 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)


I receive the following message.  Is there a simple way to fix this

2233-HEC1 error during MEBx execution

MBEX Status = 8302

ME BIOS Extension module halted

Update BIOS or ME firmware if problem persists

2206- End OF POST HEC1 Failure

system halted,  power cycle system to reboot

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These seem to be the latest for your PC.


HP Compaq Business Desktop ME Firmware Update and Utilities Rev. B 2.7 MB Nov 17, 2011
ROM Firmware for HP Compaq dc7900 (786G1)
v01.27 Rev.A 6.7 MB Nov 27, 2015


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Thanks for your response and links.  A colleague warned me that if the installation goes wrong, the computer will not boot again. 

Does nay one have experience in installing this BIOs?




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