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I recently downloaded an update to my BIOS here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?lc=en&cc=ca&dlc=en&product=3209083&lang=en&os=228

 According to Ubisoft support, this BIOS update and an update to my sound card would fix the issues i've been having with Far Cry 2.

 

Now the problem is this BIOS update.. it won't end. Or really do anything. It has been going for 15+ hours and it still says "Please wait... Update in progress..." I have contacted HP twice already and they said my best bet was to just wait a few more hours and see if it finishes. Well, that was a few more hours ago, and It hasn't finished or anything. 

 

I'm afraid to close it in the middle of it's update because that could screw things up on the motherboard, but seriously, how long will this take? How do I know it's even done anything?

 

I am running Windows XP Media Center Edition, with SP3.

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FF, at this point, I am not too optimistic on your outcome.  You are correct in being skeptical of stopping the update.  However, I don't believe that you have much choice in the matter.  It appears that something is not working properly.  This may be the demise of your computer.  A failed BIOS update is a great way to make an expensive "boat anchor".

 

Hopefully, someone will have better advice for you.  I can't think of a way to solve your dilemma.

 

Good luck!

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Well, I waited a few MORE hours, and it now says its finished. That took about 20 hours to do, Im going to restart my computer and see what I get.
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FF, this may be a good omen.  Hopefully, the system will boot with no problems.
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Awesome, it started up fine. I just hope everything insalled properly, but It seems to be fine.
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i have updated the bios, and nothing resolved

 

so i want to restore the original bios so i used the win+b button and strtd

 the beep sound is coming

but the bios resore is not taking place, i mean i cant see it due to the display problem

how much tim did it take to restore

shall i off my laptop

or should i wait

it is taking so many hours

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When I came home yesterday there was an icon notification I checked to see what was up and was informed to restart as my laptop needed a BIOS update. When I restarted it informed me that it may take a few moments. It's been twenty five hours and its still processing. My warranty ran out in August is this the HP sales pitch or what.
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I just started the update on my son's PC.  It's been running for 90 minutes so I guess he won't be happy when he gets home from school & still has 15 hours left so he can't use his PC.

Kind of strange since the Windows 10 update only took about 2 hours.

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