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You should be able to repeat the procedure with the stock bios from HP. Does that not work?


I've tried, does nothing. The USB stick flashes a few times, and only when its in the onboard USB port, but otherwise nothing.



Are you saying the system doesn't display anything during POST?!?!


That is correct.

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Well that certainly seems abnormal. Like jmwills says, try to RMA it. I just hope HP doesn't give you a hassle because you tried to flash a non-HP-supplied BIOS.

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Well that certainly seems abnormal. Like jmwills says, try to RMA it. I just hope HP doesn't give you a hassle because you tried to flash a non-HP-supplied BIOS.


Thanks for all the help. I think I'm going to have to take your advice on this one and just do a RMA.

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I've got my microserver few days ago. I would like to flash with the modded firmware from the first post but my microserver is connected with my tv and after startup I got a message from the tv which told me that the video mode is not supported.

Is there any way to force bios update without any interaction?



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I would find that a bit risky. Personally, I would find a real monitor, somewhere, somehow, and connect it to the server.

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I agree. Even if you managed to get the BIOS to flash unaided, which is possible, I very much doubt the flashing process would make the picture appear on the monitor. Deffo get a momitor and do it !

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Hello folks I'm new here as you can tell. Let me start off with a small introduction. My name is Larry I know some things when it comes to computers but not near as much as most here. I REALLY need help on getting my bios to show the "shadowed" aka hidden BIOS options. I have a HP Pavilion dv9008nr Notebook PC

Serial Number: CNF6453S0T

Product Number: ez458ua

I want to turn my fans on before my system reaches overheating temps (why would anyone set the fan this way), change my video settings and a few other things. But the most important things I need to know how to do is fix when my fan comes on and my video options. I have looked for weeks and stumbled on this and you guys give me lots of hope again ! PLEASE please I BEG of anyone who is willing to help out a rookie, I have never did anything with BIOS. If there was anyway I could help you fellas out I honest to God would but lets be honest you know more than I do so I'm no use. We can chat here or I'll be more than happy to chat with any messenger you like. Thanks in advanced.

(I'm glued to this page for the time being lol)

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There is a great post by forum member "Joe_Miner" where he goes into the BIOS modification in depth. Other posts by member "Diehard" are also excellent reference guides.

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