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marco1985
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BIOS RE-INSTALL

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HP Pavilion x2 - 10-n011nl (ENERGY STAR)

Hello, I unfortunately messed up with formatting and I apparently deleted the bios ... can anyone help me ?? 

I downloaded the bios on a USB stick and tried the proposed solution from HP but nothing happens ... 😞

Do I need to create a special partition with GPARTED for reinstalling the bios  ??

 

Thanks

 

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WAWood
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@marco1985 

Formatting does not affect the BIOS; instead, it only removes partitions on the internal drive.

 

The HP BIOS updates are designed to run only in Windows, so a gparted boot will most likely not work.

 

This is an indirect method for creating a BIOS update boot USB stick -- which comes in useful if you can not boot your PC into Windows and you need to do a BIOS update.

Macrium Reflect (MR) is a free tool that can be used to image and restore PCs, but it also has an option to create Rescue Media (is disk or USB form) that can then be used to Repair your PC.

It is available from here: http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

What I recommend is the following:
1) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)
2) Use the option to create a boot USB stick
3) Open File Explorer to point to the USB stick
4) Create a folder on the USB stick named Apps
5) Download the HP BIOS Update file (this is a self-extracting archive file)
6) Copy the HP BIOS Update file to the Apps folder on the USB stick

NOW, you have a bootable USB stick that also contains the HP BIOS update file

Boot your original PC from the USB stick. It will take a few minutes, so you have to be patient. Could be 3 MINUTES or longer -- it's slow.

The USB stick is designed to repair Windows problems, but you don't want to do that. So, when you get to the app, down at the bottom-left of the screen are three icons. The right-most is a file manager -- click that to open it. Then, find the HP BIOS Update file and double-click that. That will start the BIOS update process.

When it is done, remove the USB stick and reboot your original PC.



I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor represent, HP
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marco1985
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THanks for the reply @WAWood !

I deleted all the partitions using GPARTED and since then the BIOS seems corrupted (ERROR 501).

 

Why the USB - BIOS update procedure described on the HP website is not working ?

 

Macrium reflect is a kind of Unetbootin / RUFUS right ?? can't I use one of those instead ?

"5) Download the HP BIOS Update file (this is a self-extracting archive file)" - Where do I find that ? I only found the .exe file.

 

P.S. GPARTED live works boots from USB. is there anything I can do with it ??

 

Thanks for your help.

 

MArco

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