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Norden92
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Wont update BIOS

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HP Z440
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Hello,

 

I'm having some issues with Z440, unfortunately it wont update bios. Would be intresting to try with an older version...but haven't found somewhere to download.

 

Current version:

01.21

Want to upgrade to:

02.50 (have tried with 02.48...can't  find any older)

 

Flash log:

2020/06/23 15:02:25.858|00002178|Information|HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::FlashRom|***** Start FLASHING *****
2020/06/23 15:02:26.373|00002178|Information|HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::FlashRom|Start saving original BIOS Contents
2020/06/23 15:02:56.216|00002178|Information|HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::ReadRomImage|Read image successfully
2020/06/23 15:02:56.216|00002178|Information|HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::FlashRom|End saving original BIOS Contents
2020/06/23 15:02:56.216|00002178|Information|HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::FlashRom|Start flashing, attempt #1
2020/06/23 15:03:45.241|00002178|Error |HPBiosUpdate::WmiFlash::WriteFlashRom|WMI method to Write Flash Rom failed, hr = 0x0, return Code = 0x15
2020/06/23 15:03:45.241|00002178|Information|HPBiosUpdate::WmiFlash::WriteFlashRom|Block size = 0x1000, Offset = 0x9FF000, Checksum = 0xDD5E58F0, Password size = 0x16
2020/06/23 15:03:45.241|00002178|Warning |HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::WriteRomImage|Write Block #2560, attempt #1 FAILED, error code = 0x15
2020/06/23 15:03:45.446|00002178|Error |HPBiosUpdate::WmiFlash::WriteFlashRom|WMI method to Write Flash Rom failed, hr = 0x0, return Code = 0x15
2020/06/23 15:03:45.446|00002178|Information|HPBiosUpdate::WmiFlash::WriteFlashRom|Block size = 0x1000, Offset = 0x9FF000, Checksum = 0xDD5E58F0, Password size = 0x16
2020/06/23 15:03:45.446|00002178|Warning |HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::WriteRomImage|Write Block #2560, attempt #2 FAILED, error code = 0x15
2020/06/23 15:03:45.878|00002178|Error |HPBiosUpdate::WmiFlash::WriteFlashRom|WMI method to Write Flash Rom failed, hr = 0x0, return Code = 0x15
2020/06/23 15:03:45.878|00002178|Information|HPBiosUpdate::WmiFlash::WriteFlashRom|Block size = 0x1000, Offset = 0x9FF000, Checksum = 0xDD5E58F0, Password size = 0x16
2020/06/23 15:03:45.878|00002178|Warning |HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::WriteRomImage|Write Block #2560, attempt #3 FAILED, error code = 0x15
2020/06/23 15:03:45.878|00002178|Error |HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::WriteRomImage|Failed to write block #2560 to Flash ROM. returnCode = 0x15
2020/06/23 15:03:45.909|00002178|Information|HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::FlashRom|End flashing (Write) attempt #1
2020/06/23 15:03:45.909|00002178|Error |HPBiosUpdate::OnlineFlash::FlashRom|Cannot downgrade, BIOS blocks it - Error code = 0x15
2020/06/23 15:03:45.909|00002178|Information|CHPBiosUpdateApp::ExitInstance|HPBIOSUPDREC Return Code = 259
2020/06/23 15:03:45.909|00002178|Information|CHPBiosUpdateApp::ExitInstance|****************** End of HPBIOSUPDREC session ******************
2020/06/23 15:03:45.925|00002178|Information|CHPBiosUpdateApp::ExitInstance|

 

Getting the following message:

"The BIOS image is corrupted or doesn't contain the correct digital signature.The system BIOS wil not be updated."

 

 

Edit:

Solved it by my self, works if I create the HP partition. So the solution is to ad the create partition part to the command-line or chose it when you run the .exe-file.

Feel free to close the topic.

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It looks like you were trying to downgrade the BIOS. HP does not allow this. Also, perhaps the bios was not designed for your system. Check again to see if the bios belongs to your system.

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US=HP Z440/Z640/Z840 Workstation System BIOS

 

I  have now searched with the serial-number and found exactly the same SP-packages and when I start the update it says current "1.21", updating to "2.50". And it doest warn me when I start the update with the EXE that it's not the right model and so on.

 

Edit:

Would be very interesting if I could find version 1.58

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