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Program access denied-make sure you are logged in as Admin

by ogun228 / September 8, 2006 2:23 AM PDT

In attempting to flash ugrage my bios, I received the above message. Prior to attempting the flash upgrade, I disabled all anti-spywares, anti-virus and the firewall.
Previous bios upgrades qere done without a glitch.
I tried going into system/advanced/DEP and allow the *exe but without success.
I am running XP-SP2 on a Dell Inspiron E1705
Avast, Spybot S&D, Adaware SE Personal, Comodo Personal Firewall, all disabled. I am the Admin and the system owner.

Any suggestions as the Dell support site strongly recommends the upgrade.


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Share the instructions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 2:33 AM PDT

Give up the URL.

Most BIOS updates are not done when windows is running.

Let's check those instructions.


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Access denied-Instructions
by ogun228 / September 8, 2006 2:42 AM PDT

This is the URL

The instructions are :

Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment

Double click the Icon on your desktop labeled MP061A02.EXE.
The Dell BIOS Flash window appears

Click the Continue button.
The message Pressing OK will close all applications, shut down Windows, Flash the BIOS, then reboot. appears.

Click the OK button.
The system will restart and the BIOS Flash will be completed.

I am unable to use the DOS environment as it requires a diskette and my system doesn't have one.

Thanks for the reply,


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Try ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 2:46 AM PDT

Safe Mode. When we boot to Safe Mode, the Administrator login is available.


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by ogun228 / September 8, 2006 5:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Try ...

Well, Bob, I tried safe mode both as Administrator and as owner. Interestingly,I get the following message: AC power and battery must both be connected. When they are, click OK.

The same message appears time after time even though my laptop is running on AC power and the battery is always in. Disconnecting and re-connecting has no effect. Time to give up?

Thanks for your help,


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Or get a diskette drive. Or...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 6:38 AM PDT
In reply to: TRY

Maybe it's a bug. Call it in?

I will note that we could create a dos boot CD and said files but I won't help you create it. But instructions on how to are on the net.

I'm thinking there's a bug here not worth taking the risk since if you get it wrong you loose the machine for a month.


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by ogun228 / September 9, 2006 12:17 AM PDT


Thanks for your help. Think I'll just report it or simply live without the update.


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