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I've recently swapped my HDD to the ODD bay and put an SSD in the boot location.  Everything works fine until it came to updating the BIOS to the new F.26 version.  After downloading the update and running the .exe the machine reboots and the normal flashing screen comes up - everything looks as it should and the update verifies. Then the system reboots and all I see is a black screen with the fan running. It does this for about 30 seconds, then shuts down and goes through the same routine. I left it for an hour but no progress so I removed the battery and swapped the HDD back into the main bay. Switched on the laptop and it displayed the "Updating Boot Block" screen and continued to work as normal.

 

Any idea why it won't go to the "Updating Boot Block" screen with the SSD in as the boot device?

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Were you able to update the BIOS with the OEM HDD in its original SATA port?

 

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Hello Erico

 

thanks for replying.  Yes, I was.

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When you start the BIOS update the ROM file does a check of the notebook's configuration. The update coding encountered the unexpected ODD and SSD configuration that your notebook was in went into a loop. When you returned the notebook to its original config that apparently satisfied the BIOS update softpaq and it completed its task. Now we know the results of nonstandard notebook configurations on BIOS updates.

Thanks for posting what happened and the end result.

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So, there's no solution to this issue and for now if I want to update the BIOS I have to swap the SSD and HDD back then reverse it once the update's complete? At least I know and will simply not update the BIOS until there's a solution (if ever).

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That about sums it up. The chances are pretty slim there would be an update that accepts a non-standard notebook hardware configuration like the one you put together.



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Similar problem here.

I use a 256gb mSSD as my system drive (in the slot typically used for the cache).  To update the BIOS, I have to disconnect the mSSD and then boot up.  (I don't have to connect any other hard drive.)  The boot block updates. The computer recognizes that there is no system, of course, then I shut down and put the mSSD back in, and the system boots up as usual.

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