Whats the correct name I should be typing in after C:/ any other help/ suggestions would be very helpful as I am not as computer smart as most and my laptop just keeps overheating and powering off Hi, When you cleaned out your laptop did you also apply new thermal paste on both the GPU and CPU?
Hi, I have been having some trouble with my dell inspiron 1545 over heating. I have cleaned out the fan filter etc and have made sure there isnt any viruses so I am now attempting to update the bios as the version I have on my laptop is 2009 and there is a 2012 version.
I have made a bootable dos flashdrive and followed each direction on the dell website to make this.
when I boot from flashdrive It takes me to somewhere where it then says C:/ and at this point it I am supposed to type in the file name to access the bios updater.
I have typed in a few things I thought it was and its telling me its a bad command line.
Nothing happened until I released the power button.
When I released the power button (still holding the Insert/Scroll button depressed), the computer came up and Windows booted.Could not, at that point, get ESC pressed; wouldn't let me into the BIOS. While performing the HP Health Check, it was recommended that I upgrade the existing bios.After downloading, the computer shutdown but upon reboot, computer would not boot up. Here's how I solved the problem (though I can't tell you why it worked, other than it obviously reset the CMOS).Instead, I received one long beep and two short beeps. Is there a way to return to the default bios settings on this computer? HP's 'Health Check' recommended that I flash the BIOS of our new HP Dv7-1175. The utility for flashing the BIOS ran, seemed to work, shut down the computer. 1) Turned off the computer 2) Removed Battery and disconnected power cord.Had the computer about 3 days, and was receiving some strange errors reporting unrecogized USB devices not recognized and a buggy USB driver. 3) Waited, pensively, for 5ish minutes (read several places to wait for 20 minutes; I didn't) 4) Plugged the power cord back in (I did NOT reinsert the battery) 5) Holding down the Insert/Scroll button, I held the power button down for 20-30 seconds.