Unable To Update BIOS

  AubreyS 16:49 25 Nov 2005
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Hi All.

My friend is trying to do a BIOS update on his Dell Dimension PC. He is running XP Home and has downloaded the EXE BIOS update.

But whenever he tries to run the update, he gets the message "Windows cannot run this file as it see's it as unsafe and may contain a virus" or words to that affect.

The file has been downloaded from Dells support site. I have rung Dell for 'help' that was a total waste of time as I didn't get any.

We tried disabling the firewall and the antivirus.

Any help would be appreciated.

  ACOLYTE 16:52 25 Nov 2005

You need the bios flasher program as well as the bin file for the bios,otherwise its just a file and windows doesnt know what to do with it.

  User-312386 20:01 25 Nov 2005

As ACOLYTE has sais

And

The BIOS may be protected from flashing

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