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Bios does not match my software build


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Dan1970

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I upgrade my origal bios with a recommended one (not from here), it worked good until I had to perform a factory recovery. When I tried to perform recovery, it said that the disk does not match the build. I figured I had a problem after I put that new bios on because my screen went from saying HP to Compaq. I don't even know what information to give you in order to get the information that I need. Here is the information I think you may need.

Motherboard: Asus Motherboard Name: A8AE-LE HP motherboard name: AmberineM-GL6E
Processor: Athlon 64 X2 (T) 4200+ 2.2 GHz, 2000 MT/s, Socket 939
Chipset: ATI Radeon Xpress 200

Any help or suggestion would be appreciate. Thanks in advance! :)
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Was it an official BIOS from HP/Compaq that you used, an official BIOS from the people who made the board for HP/Compaq, or a third-party one?
Recovery CDs are designed only to function with the systems they came with, and the best way to do this is to tie it to the BIOS.
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It was a third party bios. I believe in the end, it end up being to another machine. But I did upgrade back to my bios. The problem too was that even though I did update to the bios at hp that was assigned to my machine, it did not remove the compaq image that I see on startup. I fear that I have to send it back to the company and pay them $300.00 to repair the bios since my hard disk is completely formated. :)
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you can also take it to a local shop and have them flash the bios for you...shouldn't cost much and will be much cheaper and faster than shipping it back...
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I tried calling a shop yesterday. It seemed like a real reputable shop. Friends have had work there. Keep in mind, that my system does not have an operating system on it right now. I formated it so I could put the factory install on there. I thought I would make sure it was applied on a clean format. People have told me that they can not flash the bios in DOS, is that true. I appreciate your advice. Thank you in advance.
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Course you can flash the BIOS in DOS, that's all that happens when you boot off a floppy disk.
With all due respect, please stop listening to other people because you will get copious conflicting information. Listen to the people in the computer shop - if they didn't know what they were doing they wouldn't be working there.
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there are two ways to install a bios flash (update). One is via the traditional floppy disk and the other is through Windows.

If I had the exact model of you hp, then I could look up the specifics for you.
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