does it allow you to update or enabled the update feature?
Maybe you get the wrong BIOS Update for your specific computer?
Read the instruction again... Just maybe.. you need to use Flash utility?
Be carefull, a glitch in the update, can make your pc unbootable... and only a specialized shop can flash/reset/reinstall the BIOS.
I own a Compaq S6010NX - XP Home - SP1 - and I wanted to upgrade my bios by installing the SP26512 download from Compaq / HP.
Downloading this update requires you to enter safe mode and sign in as administrator not as username and then to execute the file to the best of my understanding. Here's their instructions.
The Administrator account in Windows XP is accessible only in Safe
You can log in as an Administrator by following these steps:
1. Click Start, click Turn Off My Computer, and select Restart.
2. When you see the red Compaq Logo, repeatedly press the F8 key to
bring up the ''Windows Advanced Options Menu.''
3. Use the arrow keys to scroll to the Safe mode. The following prompt
will be displayed:
''Please select Operating system to start''
4. Use the arrow keys to scroll to Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
and press Enter. The computer will now start in Safe mode.
5. When prompted, log in as an Administrator.
NOTE: The user name is ''administrator'' and the password is user
specified (if any) or blank by default.
My problem is that I keep getting an error stating that BIOS (1) can't be updated and to contact support. I've tried downloading the file several times and Hp has suggested ordering the softpaq with all my drivers and thinks the problem is related to an incomplete download of the softpaq or due to damaged files.
I would think it's the same file. It's only about 1 mb large.
Is anyone familar with this problem or does anyone have a soulution to this problem. I really don't want to restore the system if I don't have to - or order a softpac that has the same updates that the web site has.