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I'm trying to update the bios of a test machine (HP Comqaq Elite 8300 USDT)  using SSM but it doesn't update, I receive an error in the log file:

 

 HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (K01 BIOS) for Windows (SP61923.CVA): Problem encountered when launching the install command. Command line was (cmd.exe /c ""hpqflash\hpqflash.exe" -s -p"C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Temp\SSM86EC.tmp\PWD9E33.tmp"") which returned (Assuming Failure (Return code = 0x103))

 

I've tried it with a few versions of the BIOS Softpaq.

 

Has anyone solved this problem before?

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Hello

 

My suggestion would be update to the newest version of SSM:

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/HP_SSM.html

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Thank you for your reply. I've tried updating to the latest version but I'm still getting the same error message when running SSM. 

 

Any thoughts?

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Verified I'm having the same problem.  SSM 3.2.2.1.  Happens to various models including 800G1, 8200 Elite

 

 

  • SSM Version: 3, 2, 2, 1 (3.2.2.1)
  • User Name: xxxx
  • Parameters: /TEMP:"C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Temp\SSMC7EF.tmp" /SSMFS:"\\xxxxx.edu\stor\applications\Drivers\SSMFS" /SSMPATH:"C:\windows\TEMP" /accept /reboot /cpwdfile:\\xxxxxx.edu\stor\applications\Drivers\SSMFS\new.bin /log:c:\ssm \\xxxxxxx.edu\stor\applications\Drivers\SSMFS\SP

ROM Firmware for 8200 Elite and 6200 Pro Business PCs (J01) (SP71294.CVA): Problem encountered when launching the install command. Command line was (cmd.exe /c ""hpqflash\hpqflash.exe" -s -p"C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\Local\Temp\SSMC7EF.tmp\PWD25EA.tmp"") which returned (Assuming Failure (Return code = 0x103))

 

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I reran the SSM setup and made a new password file named "newpassword.bin" and then selected that (which I believe gets embedded in ssm.bin).  Even though I am sure my other .bin file has the same password, this seems to be working now.  Apparently the password embedded is used instead of the password included with the /cpwdfile switch.  Seems like a bug to me, though.  If it was a bad password it should just say as much.

 

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