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HP Pavilion Bios

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by solodog, Sep 30, 2008.

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  1. solodog

    solodog Thread Starter

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    i have a older hp pavilion ze 4200 and a while back my son tried to flash the bios and something was done wrong. now my laptop won't boot up or do anything, it just sits there.
    is there a way and how can i flash the bios to be able to use this thing again. another issue is no floppy drive just a dvd/cd rom so I'm guessing it would have to be some kind of bootable cd or dvd. please help
    thanks in advance

    SoloDog
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. You maybe out of luck. Sometimes you can try to reflash them with an older copy. Does it even turn on?
     
  3. solodog

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    yes it does turn on but there is just a blank screen. no boot attempt at all
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    If you put the windows cd in the drive, then turn it on, will it even attempt to boot to it? In all reality, you probably have yourself a boat anchor now.
     
  5. solodog

    solodog Thread Starter

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    i will try that but what is a boat anchor?

    thanks
     
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    Boat anchor. Attached to a boat so that it won't float away. Heavy object.

    In other words, things don't look good for the laptop :(
     
  7. solodog

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    Lol iget it
     
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