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System Flash Rom Image Has Been Corrupted

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#1 NewbieHelp


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Posted 28 March 2008 - 03:35 AM


I know topics on this have been done before, but I need to understand.

In my office we shut down our PCs yesterday as normal, turned the power off, and went home.

This morning we arrived in the office and this message came up on my staff's computer:

"Boot block emergency recovery mode. The system flash ROM image has been corrupted. Please insert a ROMPAQ diskette into drive A. Cycle the power on the system. A ROMAQ diskette may be obtained from compaq.com"

We have no idea what to do. Also, why would this happen?

The PC has been working perfectly.

Your assistance is truly appreciated. Thank you.

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#2 dc3


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Posted 28 March 2008 - 03:57 AM

Hi NewbieHelp, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

I'm new to this problem myself, but I did find this article which explains the problem and offers instructions to resolve the issue. Hope this helps.

Edited by dc3, 28 March 2008 - 03:58 AM.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 02:04 PM

It's the error you get when a BIOS flash goes wrong. Has anyone updated anything on the computers? Is there a floppy disk left in any of the drives? Have you tried rebooting the computers to see if it happens continuously?
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