Problem with the BIOS

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  1. Khammed

    Khammed MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    I'm new, and I don't speak english very well.
    When I boot my notebook (I have a Compaq CQ61-104SL), on the left there is:
    ''Serial Number Not Found''.
    Moreover the logo of my laptop is HP when it should be Compaq.
    If I press ''esc'' for enter in my BIOS, and then I press F1 per ''Informatio system'', this is all:
    Bios..jpg
    Now I have installed on my notebook a distro of Linux, but I want remove it for re-install a Windows Operative System.
    The originary Operative System of my notebook was Vista Home Premium x86, but I have formatted all (also recovery partition). I have 2 DVD of recovery, but they don't work. When I put they in my laptop and I reboot, it sayd:
    This PC is not supported by the recovery disks for the system. You can not continue to restore the system using these disks.. I think that it happen because there isn't information on the laptop, and it isn't recognized.
    How to remove this:
    ''serial number not found''?
    How enter the information on my laptop (notebook model, product number, serial number, UUID number, product configuration id and factory installed os: non-vista to vista?
    Please answer me...
    ps: I already wrote a message but I preferred to open a thread
     
  2. Khammed

    Khammed MDL Novice

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    can anyone help me please?
     
  3. livinginswva

    livinginswva MDL Member

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    look at the info in this thread.

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/23379-Windows-Vista-SP2-Retail-amp-VL-mirror-link!!!
     
  4. mad_cow

    mad_cow MDL Novice

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    Try updating your BIOS,if you get the same results just do a clean installation,many guides around for the OS of your choice.
     
  5. Khammed

    Khammed MDL Novice

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    @livinginswva
    Thanks for the answer but why should I download it?
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    @mad_cow
    Thanks for the answer, but I do not know anything about the BIOS, let alone update it.
    Which version should I download?
    Can you help me step by step?
     
  6. Tito

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  7. Khammed

    Khammed MDL Novice

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    #7 Khammed, Jun 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2011
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    Only this? sure that's my file?
    all compaq cq61 104SL have my same BIOS?
    This is a report of everest for greater security.
    View attachment Report.zip
    I have an Insyde H2O Bios rev. 3.5.
    Which manufacturing must I choose? My Motherboard or BIOS?
    reading on the internet suggest that I download from the motherboard manufacturer website...
    I'm very confused. It's the first time that I try to upgrade my BIOS.
    This is 2 immage of everest and cpu-z about my motherboard.
    motherboard cpu-z.jpg motherboard everest.jpg
    I'm italian, the page that you link me is in english. influence anything??
    I must only click on the file that I have downloaded and so the situation would be resolved?
     
  8. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Yap buddy.... just download that & update ur bios. Then use HP DMI Toolkit, as suggested by TTAV134 ;)
     
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  9. Khammed

    Khammed MDL Novice

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    What is it: HP DMI Toolkit?
    Can you link me the page and explain it?
    Thanks men.
     
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  11. Khammed

    Khammed MDL Novice

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    #11 Khammed, Jun 5, 2011
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    Thanks for your help man. I have update my bios, but the writing ''serial number not found'' there is also. I use HP DMI Toolkit and I insert my serial number (I saw it under my laptop) and the name of model of my notebook (I write this ''Compaq Presario CQ61 NoteBook) and...
    I solved the thread!!
    The writing has disappeared and the logo returned Compaq!
    Thanks!!!
    Only other 2 questions:
    1)ok, the writting was disappeared, but in this picture...
    Mod Bios.jpg
    ...other fields are left empty.
    I do not know what they are. How can I find them?
    2) Now the logo ''Compaq''is this:
    compaq-logo.jpg
    if I want ripristinate it to originary
    compaq-logo2.jpg
    What should I do?
     
  12. mask2009

    mask2009 MDL Novice

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    gogoogogogogo
     
  13. mask2009

    mask2009 MDL Novice

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    Thank for share
     
  14. Khammed

    Khammed MDL Novice

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    anyone can answer me?
     
  15. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    The new bios update includes the updated logo!! :)
     
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  16. Khammed

    Khammed MDL Novice

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    Ok and for the other camp?
    I only insert model of my computer and the serial number...
    UUID/GUID what are they?
     
  17. Khammed

    Khammed MDL Novice

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    anyone can answer me?