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BIOS Upgrade Fail - Computer Won't Boot


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sdklos

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Hi, I wasn't sure which topic this goes under but I think (hope) it is a software issue-

I have a Toshiba Satellite A355-S6940, running Windows 7 Professional.

Earlier I was on the Toshiba downloads page downloading drivers - one of them was a BIOS update which promptly froze my computer. I had to take the battery and power cord out in order to shut it down and upon trying to turn it back on I find it won't move past the black screen - no hitting of F2, F12, etc. will make this happen. It seems to be a BIOS problem, but is there any way to fix it without taking it to a repair specialist?
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Why did you flash the BIOS?
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Sorry to say your Laptop need to be sent back to Toshiba to reprogram the CMOS Prom. Actually updating the bios is unnessary if your PC/laptop is running fine. Updating of the Bios is only necessary if you need to use a new or extra function that your laptop support! When updating the Bios it is always to a big risk if you are a novice. Heed the warnings from the manufacturers when you need to update the Bios. You cannot just shutdown the PC/Laptop when you are updating or flashing the Bios ' it will render the PC/laptop mobo useless. Normally you only update the respective drivers of the devices.
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