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07-11-2016 05:12 AM
I have a 3-year-old laptop, HP Spectre XT Touchsmart 15-4010nr. I guess its Bios and internal Bios recovery have been corrupted, I see nothing but a black screen when I power up the computer. I need to create a Bios recovery USB disc and I need your help at this point. Here are what I have done so far :
I formatted and named a USB disc HP_TOOLS and then installed HP UEFI support environment on it. ( sp62194.exe : http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp62001-62500/sp62194.exe )
I downloaded the most recent Bios version compatible with my laptop. ( sp66790.exe : http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp66501-67000/sp66790.exe ) This .exe file cannot be run directly. I extracted it and two more .exe files appeared. (1886F12.exe and InsydeFlash.exe ). I extracted them, too. Their content looked exactly similar.
There was a file named 01886.bin in both of them. I copied that file to \Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\Current on the disc.
Later I went on with the usual procedure. I connected the disc to the computer, pressed and held down Windows + B keys, pressed power button for 3 seconds, released it while still pressing Windows + B, waited for some time and nothing happened.
I may have done something wrong, I know. I will appreciate any help. One way or another, I must create that recovery disc.
05-21-2017 02:16 PM
Did you ever get your Spectre 15 recovered? I have a Spectre XT 13-2050NR with the same problem (possibly caused when I did a BIOS update while I had Administrator password set on current BIOS!!).
I've been searching for hours and can't find anyone who's successfully done this with a Spectre (or really anyone with a fairly modern Insyde UEFI BIOS).