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  1.    #11

    bertie11 said: View Post
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    MY BIOS is due an update but I'm 'terrified' that it gets fouled up if I try to do the update. Obviously I rely on this laptop as all my personal data and records are on it and yes, I do have a Macrium Reflect back up but even so...
    Any suggestions please? I know it shouldn't make any difference but I'm pleading for a simple way of resolving this because at 83 I'm losing any common sense I have left!
    Thank you.
    Hi.
    I've had to update the BIOS on several HP systems recently, and I've noticed that their [HP's] update program offers an option to make a recovery flash drive, just in case the update borks your machine. Yours may have this same option. If it does, then there's nothing to worry about, if you use that option first.

    Just FYI: Having a Macrium backup and Macrium recovery flash drive or Macrium boot menu serves no purpose if the BIOS flash fails. You need the special recovery flash drive that HP offers you to create in their BIOS flashing utility. If your computer (and hence your BIOS) is too old to have this recovery option, then I would consider taking it to a shop to have it done if you are not comfortable flashing your own BIOS - because, if it fails for them, they can recover it manually.
    Last edited by simrick; 12 Jun 2019 at 19:13. Reason: added Macrium info
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  2.    #12

    Thanks MeAndMyComputer, I'm tempted to get a repairman in as I've got a lot on my plate at the mo. legal stuff etc. so a quickfix will probably be best. I expect it will be taken away so I will need to fire up my spare and spend time on getting my files updated on it so that is more time to spend! I think it also needs a new onboard battery, according to an HP message.

    Would that solve the problem or is it the BIOS?
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  3.    #13

    Hi Simrick, I use HP Support Assistant but it doesn't mention the special recovery flash drive (unless it is included in the download file. I will go onto their site and see what that says.

    And removing the battery cable the remaining power % decreases normally but then suddenly goes right down and the laptop shuts down. When I restart it says something about the system battery needs replacing. So since then I have been leaving the mains cable in, so another reason why it needs a techie to change that battery. I can't find the message now even after having written it down!

    Keep getting distracted, all I can do right now is respond to thread and do some more fire-fighting!
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  4.    #14

    simrick said: View Post
    Hi.
    I've had to update the BIOS on several HP systems recently, and I've noticed that their [HP's] update program offers an option to make a recovery flash drive, just in case the update borks your machine. Yours may have this same option. If it does, then there's nothing to worry about, if you use that option first.

    Just FYI: Having a Macrium backup and Macrium recovery flash drive or Macrium boot menu serves no purpose if the BIOS flash fails. You need the special recovery flash drive that HP offers you to create in their BIOS flashing utility. If your computer (and hence your BIOS) is too old to have this recovery option, then I would consider taking it to a shop to have it done if you are not comfortable flashing your own BIOS - because, if it fails for them, they can recover it manually.
    I 2nd simrick's recommendation
    "consider taking it to a shop to have it done if you are not comfortable flashing your own BIOS - because, if it fails for them, they can recover it manually."
    --- I believe that's the first thing you should do.

    At the same time find out about replacing the battery: Make sure to know about the warranty up-front.
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       #15

    I once open a thread on Sevenforums question why shutdown was taking almost same time than startup (20sec).
    long-shut-down
    I found that it was the antivirus.

    Boot into safe mode and do a shutdown. How much time it takes to shutdown.
    Last edited by Megahertz; 4 Weeks Ago at 13:46.
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  6.    #16

    OK, I've bitten the bullet and it is now with a local techie. He will flash the BIOS, source a new battery, replace the cmos battery (which seemed to be failing) so everything crossed he will be able to make my nearly 2 year old laptop well again.

    Even he said trawling the HP website for spares is pretty bad but he will make a better job than I could have done, and he says he can get the spares in a day or so!

    Thanks for all the assistance, I now have another couple of 'twitchy' days to get through before I get it back again!

    Fingers crossed...
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  7. Posts : 26,065
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       #17

    1) There were 39 HP results when searching: Pavilion X360/I

    Access Denied

    2) Open the HP website > support > software and drivers > enter the product or serial number > select the operating system > view drivers > post a URL or hyperlink into the thread


    3) Update the specs in the "My Computer" section:

    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, USB wireless network card, etc.)


    4) Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    5) sfc /scannow
    6) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    7) chkdsk /scan
    8) wmic recoveros set autoreboot = false
    9) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

    10) There are log collectors used in another forum:
    BSOD - Posting Instructions
    11) Run both V2 and DM and upload results into this thread
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  8.    #18

    bertie11 said: View Post
    Hi Simrick, I use HP Support Assistant but it doesn't mention the special recovery flash drive (unless it is included in the download file. I will go onto their site and see what that says.
    And removing the battery cable the remaining power % decreases normally but then suddenly goes right down and the laptop shuts down. When I restart it says something about the system battery needs replacing. So since then I have been leaving the mains cable in, so another reason why it needs a techie to change that battery. I can't find the message now even after having written it down!
    Keep getting distracted, all I can do right now is respond to thread and do some more fire-fighting!
    Hi.
    The special recovery flash drive to make is an option in the BIOS flash download. It has three options (if I remember correctly): Make the flash recovery drive; update the BIOS; make a flash drive to update other computers.

    It sounds like your battery needs to be replaced. Since it requires opening the thing up, glad you took it in to have it done.
    https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04163019


    .
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  9.    #19

    [QUOTE=zbook;1654672]1) There were 39 HP results when searching: Pavilion X360/I

    But none of them is my laptop! I'm in UK.

    Pavilionx360-14-ba151sa. I entered that and product number and serial, but nothing found.
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  10.    #20

    simrick said: View Post
    Hi.
    The special recovery flash drive to make is an option in the BIOS flash download. It has three options (if I remember correctly): Make the flash recovery drive; update the BIOS; make a flash drive to update other computers.

    It sounds like your battery needs to be replaced. Since it requires opening the thing up, glad you took it in to have it done.
    https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04163019


    .
    Thanks Simrick. When I looked at the download it said download and install so rather than set it going and not be able to stop it I ducked out. But now I see what is in the file I understand.

    And the techie is going to do it for me, hopefully!
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