I wish you success.
Trust me I had this problem happen once on a computer I was flashing the EEPROM chip on.
The video card popped out during the procedure leaving no way to know what was going on.
After waiting an hour hoping the program would successfully flash the system and reboot, it did nothing.
A restart bricked the EEPROM chip.
Luckily for me the BIOS flash utility diskette I had was purchased from esupport.com, when I called them they happily agreed to send me an EEPROM chip that was already flashed at no charge.
Luck was with me that the motherboard had an EEPROM chip that was socketed and not soldered to the motherboard. So I was able to replace the chip myself with little effort on my part.
If you wish to try this attempt yourself I will provide a link to their web site.
Seeing that your laptop is NOT Bootable and you can not run the BIOS agent plus program which detects your BIOS firmware for you automatically and offers you an upgrade, you can contact them directly with your laptops make and model number.http://biosagentplus.com/
Another resource for replaceable BIOS chips is this web site here.http://www.biosman.com/Edit: I want to tell you ahead of time, that EEPROM chips unlike the firmware, are NOT free items, you will have to purchase the chip no matter where you go, that is unless you have a friend who has a chip from a dead laptop who is willing to give it to you
I can not find any reference from HP as to who the BIOS firmware on your computer was written by.
Do you have any possible idea if it was AMI, Award or Phoenix?
Edited by MrBruce1959, 16 December 2010 - 02:05 PM.