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Thread: Satellite Z830 BIOS upgrade

  1. Satellite Z830 BIOS upgrade
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    Hi, did anybody try to upgrade Z830 BIOS.
    After I re-booted I get a message to insert an original Windows disk, but Z830 does not have optical drive and furthermore I do not have Windows disk, since it came pre-installed?

    I went back to the store and they plugged USB optical drive with an OEM Windows version and I got into my ultrabook, but a day later I got the same message to insert an original Windows disk after a re-boot without me even trying to upgrade BIOS, so it seems that BIOS upgrade did not work the first time!

    Why would BIOS upgrade ask for an original Windows disk? Any thoughts? Thaks!

  2. Re: Satellite Z830 BIOS upgrade
    #2
    Hi

    Please try this:
    Power up the unit and press F2.
    This should allow you to access the BIOS.
    In BIOS press F9 this will set the BIOS default settings. Press F10 to save the changes.
    Now boot up the unit.

    If you will not be able to boot up the Windows. Try this:
    Power up the notebook and press F8.
    Now you should see an Advanced boot menu.
    Here choose Repair my Computer -> HDD recovery.

    HDD recovery will start the recovery procedure without the usage of any disks.
    This will help you to set the notebook back to factory settings.

    Hope this can help you.

  3. Re: Satellite Z830 BIOS upgrade
    #3
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    I agree with MisterX. Set BIOS to defaults settings and try to install original recovery image again using HDD recovery option.
    Test the functionality with factory settings.
    If the same will happen again and again I recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.

    They can test it with old BIOS version.

  4. Re: Satellite Z830 BIOS upgrade
    #4
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    Thanks guys.
    I power-cycled my Z830 and it boot-ed this time with a new BIOS without problems.

  5. Re: Satellite Z830 BIOS upgrade
    #5
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    Good news. ;)

    Thanks for the feedback.

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