HP 2133 BIOS problems

  geordiepaul2001 17:12 27 Nov 2010

Hi all,

I am hoping for a bit of advice on a HP 2133 laptop.
Basically since a windows update was downloaded and installed the laptop will now not boot up at all.
Each time it is started it receives a different BIOS error code.
I have tried downloading the latest BIOS but the laptop does not have a CD drive and the BIOS doesn't have an option for booting from USB.
I have also stripped the laptop down and disconnected the CMOS battery, left it for 10 minutes and then reconnected - still the same.

Any ideas?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:38 27 Nov 2010

what error codes?

  GaT7 17:40 27 Nov 2010

Is there anything on the laptop that needs backing up?

If not, have you tried a full system recovery. This is accessible by pressing the F11 key I think.

Which OS do you have installed? G

  geordiepaul2001 17:58 27 Nov 2010

The error codes change every time, the last one I got was error code = FFFF.
I have tried accessing system recovery but F11 does not direct me to the resotre facility, the option is shown - it just doesn't work.

  letsgetrdy 18:03 27 Nov 2010

I hate to reference other threads, but:

click here

seems that a bios update may be the way to go. Do you have a spare usb storage device? Look in the bios and check if it can boot to usb devices.

  letsgetrdy 18:03 27 Nov 2010

Sorry ive just read the part about not having usb capabilies. my bad.

  geordiepaul2001 18:06 27 Nov 2010

Thats ok.
The HP site give a piece of software which creates a bootable bios disc from USB and cd, neither of which I can use.
Not sure why they would do this.

  GaT7 19:25 27 Nov 2010

Did you use their special utility click here to create the bootable USB disk? This will make the drive display as bootable in the BIOS & be selectable there.

Once done, copy the unzipped BIOS file(s) to the bootable USB disk & try again. G

  geordiepaul2001 19:43 27 Nov 2010

I didn't use that utility as it won't work on my current laptop (Windows 7).

  GaT7 20:04 27 Nov 2010

Right, I see. Then use this method click here to create it. G

  GaT7 20:07 27 Nov 2010

Here's another click here. G

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