My bios recovery using cd/usb and win+b is fail. All I get is a cd spin up/down, and a usb read then stop, then: Remove any discs and media Press any key to reboot. Which it doesn't. It simply passes on to the bootloader. No Bios update, no error message. I found the "arrow key force flash" option and tried that. It did not present any screen results - black screen, but I left it for twenty minutes then pulled AC and restarted. It "seemed" to update BIOS version stamp, but my query is: Does the HP force flash use platform.ini and respect the portion updates therein or simply flash all BIOS contents? Anyone know?