failed dv6625us bios update... How can I recover?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by m9x3mos, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. m9x3mos

    m9x3mos MDL Novice

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    Hello all,
    I have a dv6625us that I tried to update from f.04 to f.34 with the file even right from their site. shows was sucessfull and reboot then won't start now
    just get a black screen and fans go
    that is it
    I tried taking the bios file out of the update but there are two a 'a' and 'b' don't know which one
    but place on a usb drive and renamed to BIOS.wph and remove battery plug in usb then power holding win + b and power
    all I get is a long beep then 2 short beeps
    and repeats does not seem to alternate to anything else like I have noticed in the past
    is this recoverable or just done? any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    #2 bp1, Aug 25, 2011
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    You should be able to recover from the failed bios update.
    I had a Toshiba Laptop last week which failed on a bios update. Like you i to downloaded my bios from the manufacturer website and when the update was complete it confirmed that the update was successful. However when re-booting i had black screen with fans on.
    I managed to recover my laptop from the advice here http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/870-Bios-Recovery-Procedures?p=26249&viewfull=1#post26249

    For my laptop the phoenix recovery method 2 was successful.
    I to had multiple bios files within the manufacturer bios update folder. I kept trying until it worked for me.

    Some additional advice.
    1. For me the usb stick would not work - I had to use a usb floppy drive.
    2. Only method 2 of the phoenix bios recovery in the above posts worked.
    3. You must give at least ten minutes when trying the recovery methods before re-booting.
    4. My laptop bleeped when reading and updating the bios on recovery. On successful recovery it automaticaly re-booted itself.

    Post back if you need more advice and let us no how you got on
     
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  3. m9x3mos

    m9x3mos MDL Novice

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    Still no go yet.
    Have tried all the methods so far and all it seems to do is the one long beep followed by 2 short beeps and cycles.
    Oddly enough if I try that without any stick in I get the same response.
    Have tried making boot usb flash drives from both the phoenix tool and the HP format tool
    When doing that I have a external super disk drive that is also floppy that I flashed too then burned that disk image to the USB flash drive and tried to boot from that and no go.
    Tried to also boot from the superdisk/floppy and didn't seem to work either.
    Didn't even seem to initalize the drive.
    Think I will need to find a actual USB Floppy drive.
    Finding one of those is worse then finding a needle in a haystack times 1000
    any other ideas? Just odd. wasn't even flashing a moddified bios or anything when this happened. Just the one right officially from HP on a fresh install of windows so nothing would interupt and with full battery pluged in. UGH!!!!
     
  4. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    I still think you can recover your bios.
    I have only had a few fail. What i have found out so far is its either the usb flash disk or the PHLASH16 which causes problems on recovery. On my most recent Toshiba laptop failed bios i could only recover using a usb floppy drive. The usb flash drive would not work. Also not all the PHLASH16 versions will work. Unfortunately you are going to have to keep trying different versions until one works.

    I am going to try google. I will post back shortly.
     
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  5. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    There are plenty of usb floppy drives on ebay and quite cheap. I defiantly reckon you can recover. It is going yo be tricky but it will be satisfying when recovered.

    I will post back with more info.
     
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  6. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    Are you sure your bios is phoenix. According to google Phoenix bioses dont have a bios error code of 1 long and 2 short beeps. Award bioses have 1 long and two short beeps which indicate "a video error has occurred and the BIOS cannot initialize the video screen to display any additional information"

    I think more research is required to identify your bios eg phoenix or award. If award then you need to go back to the bios recovery thread and look for the award bios recovery procedures.
     
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  7. m9x3mos

    m9x3mos MDL Novice

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    Yeah definatly sure that this is a phoenix bios in the PC.
    Still waiting on the USB floppy, seems like taking the slow boat from china. Either way tried thoses methods in all sorts of variantes minus the usb floppy. But still no luck as of yet.
     
  8. bp1

    bp1 MDL Member

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    Hopefully you will recover when usb floppy arrives
     
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  9. gsteams

    gsteams MDL Novice

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    I have been trying to do BIOS recovery on a dv6625us with no luck for the pass few hours.
    Holding win/fn + B keys, laptop turns on with all blue LEDs, fan running, but it doesn't try to read USB floppy or USB flash drive.
    There is no beep at all.

    Has anyone been able to perform BIOS recovery on a dv6625us?