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Notebook Bios Question

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October 16, 2010 9:35:11 AM

Hi,

I had a problem with my khlb02 compal laptop where it restarted after about an hour of being on, i looked in event viewer to find this message:

: The embedded controller (EC) did not respond within the specified timeout period. This may indicate that there is an error in the EC hardware or firmware or that the BIOS is accessing the EC incorrectly. You should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS. In some situations, this error may cause the computer to function incorrectly.

So i did some searching and found this

If do you flash a notebook BIOS, you must do the following AFTER the flash:

1. Turn notebook OFF with button, hold 4 seconds.
2. Remove recharge plug
3. Remove battery
4. Leave it like this for about 5 minutes.
5. Put everything back and power the laptop again.

The new BIOS should work properly now.
This procedure resets the Embedded Controller (EC), so best been done as describe
(MSI Europe informed me about the need for this procedure)

After doing this the notebook fan was on longer and was blowing more hot air out, and the error in event viewer was gone. But it still restarted (even though in system it's set not to and to record an system dump which it doesn't)

When i do flash my bios, i do not get any options, and it seems to finish very quickly and restarts (Is this normal?). I'm using the hbl0107, which is the latest off the compal website.

Has anybody got some info they could share with me on this matter?

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October 19, 2010 9:22:24 PM

I looked in event viewer again and found this:

0000000003: 2010-10-19 23:05:52:206 Could not find Type [ATI.ACE.CLI.Component.Wizard.Wizard] from [CLI.Component.Wizard] in assembly [CLI.Component.Wizard, Version=2.0.3867.36590, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=90ba9c70f846762e]
Error Called by: ATI.ACE.CCC.Implementation.CCC_Main::Start processID:05172 threadID:(  ) domainName:( CCC.exe ) assemblyName:( CCC.Implementation, Version=2.0.3867.36683, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=90ba9c70f846762e)

0000000002: 2010-10-19 23:05:52:206 Exception <CreateInstance>: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.
Exception Called by: ATI.ACE.CCC.Implementation.CCC_Main::Start processID:05172 threadID:(  ) domainName:( CCC.exe ) assemblyName:( CCC.Implementation, Version=2.0.3867.36683, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=90ba9c70f846762e)

0000000001: 2010-10-19 23:05:52:166 Cannot connect to Runtime
Error Called by: System.Reflection.RuntimeConstructorInfo::Invoke processID:05172 threadID:(  ) domainName:( CCC.exe ) assemblyName:( mscorlib, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089)

Is it the graphics card driver?

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