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How can I flash a BIOS when the computer does NOT boot to windows? I followed a Solution Post to download and flash the BIOS but it requires me to be in Windows.  

 

I replaced the system board for a Pavilion DV2940se, after power-on the error "104 unsupported wireless network device detected" was displayed.  I removed the wireless switchboard and powered-on the computer again, got the same error message.

 

PLEASE HELP?

 

Thanks,

 

kcastleberry

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Do you have a usb stick or a bluetooth adapter plugged in? The only way to flash the BIOS without Windows is to extract the .bin file from the HP BIOS .exe and put it on a bootable floppy with a usb floppy drive or a DOS bootable flash drive. Here are instructions:

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Lockups-Freezes-Hangs/How-to-Flash-BIOS-if-you-cannot-start-Win...

 

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Thanks for your reply.  However, the notebook failed to boot from the flash drive.  Then I made a bootable CD and attempted to boot the notebook and it failed again. 

 

And yes I did change the boot order in CMOS as well as manually selecting the boot order at start-up.

 

The same error message "104  Unrecognized wireless device detected"  is displayed and the PC never boots.

 

Any clues?

 

 

kcastleberry

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