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Updating BIOS error


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#1 ssee05

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 11:13 AM

Hi!

 

My computer, through the HP Support Assistant, told me there is an important update I needed to do for my computer.  It wants me to download and install HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family SSID 2AE0). However whenever I try to do this I get the error -
 7 - Error: BIOS checksum error
This pops up about 2 seconds after trying to install.  I've tried disabling my antivirus just in case that was the issue, but it wasn't. I have also recently installed a new hard drive. 

So my question is,  Is this a necessary update? (My computer seems to think it is) and if so, how do I get pass this error?


I'm running a windows 7, HP Pavilion Series p7-1235.

Thanks!

-Sierra



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Posted 21 November 2015 - 11:39 AM

I looked up your pc on the HP Support Driver Downloads page and I don't see any Bios updates offered there. This may be a glitch in the Support Assistance software. If I were you I would ignore this update. Thankfully it didn't install as it could have ruined your pc.


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 11:42 AM

I agree with Leurgy, there is no reason to flash your BIOS if your computer is running fine . That can lead to a bricked computer if the flash goes bad.



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Posted 21 November 2015 - 12:19 PM

Thank you guys. 

Ill be sure to tell the update to GTFO. :]

 

-Sierra






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