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A friend has an HP Z220 workstation mini-tower.  He made a change in the BIOS and now the system doesn't boot:

1.  Confirmed system is properly POSTing by removing all memory - motherboard beeps 5 times indicating no memory.

2.  Booting up with everything intact:

a) System powers on (lights/etc.)

b) Fans spin up.

c) NO VIDEO DISPLAY

d) Eventually fans run at full speed.

Digging around online, it appears there is an issue with the BIOS and I need to do a "crisis recover". 

I found the instructions on how to do this, and can easily do this but I cannot find the .bin file that I need to reinstall a clean copy of the BIOS.

 

NOTE:  The download on the HP site provides a .exe file which is useless because the system IS NOT BOOTING and the SCREEN REMAINS BLANK/BLACK.  I do NOT get any initial video display showing initial BIOS output/etc.

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