11-06-2019 09:18 AM
I was having an issue where the computer would start to boot, then blue screen, then system would appear to reboot and do 2 long bleeps then two short beeps,
This error seems to relate to the BIOS being corrupted.
I was changing around the HDD and stuff ready to do a BIOS update when to my surprise I saw the Windows screen. something I haven't seen for ages. Then a blue screen but this time was a different blue screen and didn't automatically restart. I messed around with it and was unable to get any further. At this point I decided to try a BIOS update hoping this would improve the situation.
I went ahead and downloaded sp97077 F.50 BIOS
I went into Diagnostic mode and flashed the BIOS from USB I think it said the old version was F.20 I think? Can't quite remember.
It seemed to finish up okay and when rebooted it said
" A system BIOS Recovery error has occurred.
BIOS Recovery (500)
Enter - Continue Startup"
I press enter, system then reboots and beeps 8 times while displaying
"BIOS Corruption has been detected. BIOS recovery will begin automatically when you restart your PC
BIOS recovery will take several minutes.........."
I tried flashing the other BIOS listed on the support section sp95516 which is BIOS F.21 and the recovery system said it couldn't read the image.
I have tried re flashing F.50 and retried F.21 with same results as previous.
It this point I'm stumped as to how to proceed. I was really hopeful that when I saw the desktop it would be okay.
I wish I had attempted a Windows reload before the BIOS update.
Thank you for any advice
11-08-2019 11:26 AM
I have gone through your Post and I appreciate all your efforts and expertise in troubleshooting this issue
At this point since the Computer is not even Posting due to corrupted BIOS, I suggest you contact HP Support for Service Options
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