Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:33 PM
I too can't recall seeing a BIOS update offered like that. My usual advice is not to flash the BIOS unless circumstances call for it. Could it be that you were a victim of some malware diguised as an error/update message from HP? I wonder.
Boot the computer and tap F8 or whatever you need to do to be presented with the screens for last known settings that worked, safe mode or something. If you can boot into Windows in any mode, perhaps a System Restore would undo the damage.
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