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Flash bios without floppy

Hello,I am trying to install windows7 on a 5y old computer with a newly formatted 465 gb hdd. I get an error message saying to make sure bios memory options does not include cacheing or shadowing. perhaps the bios needs updating?
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  1. Is this error a blue screen of death?
  2. Raiddinn said:
    Is this error a blue screen of death?


    Yes , it suggests restarting the computer if this is the first time the problem has occurred and also some mention of IRQ.. which I don't understand.
  3. Write down everything it says in the actual error code section

    OR

    take a high rez photo and host it somewhere then link it here.

    I need to know what that error screen says to the greatest extent possible.
  4. what motherboard?
  5. Are you sure the hardware is compatible with Windows 7? Did you run the upgrade advisor to be sure?

    List full system specs.
  6. anonymous1 said:
    what motherboard?


    Asus P5N-D
  7. Can you do the stuff I asked, btw?
  8. Raiddinn said:
    Can you do the stuff I asked, btw?

    Yes, I will repeat the installation attempt until the screen appears and will then copy the text exactly. Thanks.
  9. Raiddinn said:
    Write down everything it says in the actual error code section

    OR

    take a high rez photo and host it somewhere then link it here.

    I need to know what that error screen says to the greatest extent possible.


    The screen states : A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
    If this is the first time you’ve seen this stop error screen, restart the computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps: Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need. If the problem continues, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable bios memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select advance start up options and select safe mode.
    Tech. information: ***stop 0x000000D1 (0x00000000, 0x00000006, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


    I should add that this problem has only arisen since my son tried to install a trial version of windows8 on this computer
  10. anort3 said:
    Are you sure the hardware is compatible with Windows 7? Did you run the upgrade advisor to be sure?

    List full system specs.


    I'm not a techno as you will gather, but this is the info as far as I can ascertain it without an os to help.
    Nvidia media shield ROM bios 6.70
    Installed memory 4096MB
    hdd sata st3500630 AS
    sata3 TSSTcorp cd/dvdw
    sata4 TSSTcorp cd/dvdw

    cpu Intel R core(TM)2 Quad cpu 2.40 GHz

    cache ram 4096Kx2

    cpu multiplier 9.0
    LDT freq (5x)
    PCIPnP plug and play OS (No)
    nvidia RAID feature disabled
    serial port address (auto)
    USB controller, legacy support. 2.0 controller all enabled.

    Hope this info is OK

    Thanks
  11. What happened with that trial install of Windows 8?

    When you are installing Windows 7, are you choosing to delete everything in the partitions before installing the OS?

    Do you have an older copy of Windows, like XP laying around?
  12. I'm not sure about the result of installing Windows8 - pretty sure it aborted for some reason. I wiped the partitions on the hard drive using Hiren disc management tool. I assume there are now files on the hard drive as windows files have loaded to a point. I have a copy of Vista I could use.
  13. Try deleting the partitions again with that thing you have and then try vista and see what happens.

    Is it vista 32 or 64?
  14. Tell me how it works out.
  15. Sorry for the delay - unavoidable. I tried vista with no success - blue screen. started again and erased everything on the hard disc then formatted the partitions NTFS. tried the windows 7 installation again and lo and behold it installed successfully. I then closed down and expected windows to load from the hard disc but ended up with a blue screen again but this time with a different set of addresses at the end.
  16. What OS did this computer originally have when you got it?

    Vista?
  17. No, Windows7 dream edition
  18. gwain34 said:
    No, Windows7 dream edition


    Whether it has anything to do with your problem or not, admitting you're using a pirated version of Windows isn't very smart...
  19. Wasn't aware.... anyway I'm told the original OS was vista
  20. It's against forum rules to help with piracy. Go buy a legit copy and it might just magically work.
  21. This discussion violates the forum terms surrounding software piracy. This topic is closed.
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