Don't ask how to hack password. (BIOS Passwords)
#41985 by csn_0
Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:58 pm
Hi all

i am a new newbie and just inherited a compal cl50 laptop and am trying to update its bios and install xp pro but to no avail.

i installed xp several times but each time, it hangs with 35 mins or 9 mins remaining. i was advised to update the bios. i created a bootable cd - with lots of guidance - but there is an error message when i flashed it with its flash016.exe file. the error message is:-

insyde dos flash update utility v0.16 (06/12/2003)
chipset: intel 855pm
opening rom image file: CL50200A.rom
Error -- Bios File Is Incorrect

but i downloaded the bios file from compal.com itself. so i am scratching my head and wonder where did i go wrong.

i need help desperately and would appreciate your guru's advice. tks.

sn