Originally Posted by saugen48
Why were you upgrading the bios???
BIOS updates are not a magic fix all. Unless the BIOS update specifically addresses a known problem for that model, you never go there.
Fastest way to turn a laptop into a 6lb doorstop.
Only fix I am aware of is returning it to Acer for an orignal BIOS load
First off the hard drive die , so that got replace , afterward the product recovery wouldn't reinstall windows . So got an oem version of xp . Everything was fine but the battery wouldn't work . Nothing was wrong with the battery beforehand . so I thought because I used an oem windows version it needed to update the bios . I download the correct bios update version for this model . All that it mention is to make sure I am using the power adapter and have nothing plug into it , which it didn't hav eanything . So I double click the file and it started to do its thing , it got to the fifth stage and stop . Something about block fail , error 146 . I click ok and now nothing . Is there jumpers to reset the CMOS for this model ? Or a way to reload the bios in CMOS chip ? Its a Satellite A100 PSAA8C-SK400E . That pretty sad if this board is non useable from the instruction I see in how to update bios . If its that much of a pain I think Toshiba shouldn't have this options available for comsumers to perform . I know I follow instruction right , there really isn't much at all to do but it seem to have cause a serious issue now .
Thanks for any input ...