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ROMPaq for HP Notebook System BIOS (68BAF) – DOS Bootable Diskette

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Type: BIOS
Version: F.16(19 Aug 2005)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows XP Professional | View all
File name: sp31277.exe (840 KB)
This package creates a ROMPaq firmware diskette that can be used to locally restore or upgrade the System BIOS (ROM) in the listed notebook models with a 68BAF Family ROM.

Important Note!

  • IMPORTANT:
    • DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE COMPUTER WHILE PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE!
  • Provides an updated video BIOS.
HOW TO USE:
  1. Obtain a formatted 1.44-MB diskette.
  2. Attach external USB diskette drive or insert a removable diskette drive into bay.
  3. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.
  4. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. When prompted, insert the formatted diskette into the diskette drive to create the bootable diskette. NOTE: After the diskette has been created, the SoftPaq .EXE file downloaded in Step 3 can be deleted, if desired.
  5. Power Off the notebook.
  6. Make sure the newly created ROMPaq diskette is still in Drive A: and Power On the notebook. Follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade the System BIOS.

TITLE:
ROMPaq for HP Notebook System BIOS (68BAF) – DOS Bootable Diskette
VERSION:
F.16
DESCRIPTION:
This package creates a ROMPaq firmware diskette that can be used to locallyrestore or upgrade the System BIOS (ROM) in the listed notebook models witha 68BAF Family ROM.NOTE: The ROM family and ROM date can be determined by pressing F10 onthe target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then selecting view File/System Information.

PURPOSE:
Recommended
SOFTPAQ NUMBER:
sp31277
SUPERSEDES:
sp28794
EFFECTIVE DATE:
19 August 2005
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
No
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks

HARDWARE
PRODUCT MODEL(S):
Compaq Evo Notebook N620c
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows NT 4.00
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENTS:
- Provides an updated video BIOS.
PREREQUISITES:
N/A

HOW TO USE:
1. Obtain a formatted 1.44-MB diskette.

2. Attach external USB diskette drive or insert a removable diskette drive
into bay.

3. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

4. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. When
prompted, insert the formatted diskette into the diskette drive to
create the bootable diskette.

NOTE: After the diskette has been created, the SoftPaq .EXE file downloaded
in Step 3 can be deleted, if desired.

5. Power Off the notebook.

6. Make sure the newly created ROMPaq diskette is still in Drive A: and
Power On the notebook. Follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade the
System BIOS.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE COMPUTER WHILE PERFORMING THIS
PROCEDURE!


Copyright (c) 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Version:F.16 (19 Aug 2005)
Enhancements
  • Provides an updated video BIOS.

Version:F.14 (23 Aug 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue with mouse that occurred when Ctrl+Alt was pressed.
  • Fixes issue where HP printers would eject a blank page after seven minutes.
  • Fixes issue where the wireless option changed from DISABLE to ENABLE if the notebook was Powered Off while in the F10 Setup menu.
  • Fixes issue where unnecessary blank spaces were inserted after the serial number.
Enhancements
  • Updates BIOS to include the new Intel On-screen branding (OSB) logo.

Version:F.13 (29 Apr 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes serial port issues.
Enhancements
  • Adds BIOS password enable/disable options under the Security category in F10 Setup.

Version:F.12 (4 Mar 2004)
Enhancements
  • Updates microcode for supporting Intel Celeron 1.2/1.3-GHz CPU.

Version:F.0E (21 Nov 2003)
Fixes
  • Fixes Windows NT 4.0 problem with resume from hibernation.
  • Fixes intermittent BIOS flash error.
Enhancements
  • Adds an audible low battery alarm for units running Windows NT 4.0.
  • Adds Intel on-screen logo.
  • New format for displaying the BIOS revision and date on the F10 Setup screen.
  • New hard drive self-test that combines the long and short tests and includes the hard drive SMART check capability.

Version:F.0A (15 Sep 2003)
Fixes
  • Corrects issue where under Microsoft Windows 98 system could not resume from hibernation with USB zip250 attached.
  • Corrects issue where Disk On Key could not boot.
  • Corrects drivelock issue that allowed access to drive without entering the correct password.
  • Corrects issue where pressing "Shift D" during boot caused unit to enter F10 Setup.
  • Corrects issue where LCD remained ON when lid was closed.
  • Corrects problem where HP printers would eject a blank page after 7 minutes.
Enhancements
  • Updates new PXE code to Version 6.2.11

Version:F.07 A (12 May 2003)
Enhancements
  • Adds support for Microsoft Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0.


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Type: BIOS
Version: F.16(19 Aug 2005)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Description

This package creates a ROMPaq firmware diskette that can be used to locally restore or upgrade the System BIOS (ROM) in the listed notebook models with a 68BAF Family ROM.

Important Note!

  • IMPORTANT:
    • DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE COMPUTER WHILE PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE!

Enhancements

  • Provides an updated video BIOS.

Installation Instructions

HOW TO USE:
  1. Obtain a formatted 1.44-MB diskette.
  2. Attach external USB diskette drive or insert a removable diskette drive into bay.
  3. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.
  4. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. When prompted, insert the formatted diskette into the diskette drive to create the bootable diskette. NOTE: After the diskette has been created, the SoftPaq .EXE file downloaded in Step 3 can be deleted, if desired.
  5. Power Off the notebook.
  6. Make sure the newly created ROMPaq diskette is still in Drive A: and Power On the notebook. Follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade the System BIOS.

Release Notes

TITLE:
ROMPaq for HP Notebook System BIOS (68BAF) – DOS Bootable Diskette
VERSION:
F.16
DESCRIPTION:
This package creates a ROMPaq firmware diskette that can be used to locallyrestore or upgrade the System BIOS (ROM) in the listed notebook models witha 68BAF Family ROM.NOTE: The ROM family and ROM date can be determined by pressing F10 onthe target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then selecting view File/System Information.

PURPOSE:
Recommended
SOFTPAQ NUMBER:
sp31277
SUPERSEDES:
sp28794
EFFECTIVE DATE:
19 August 2005
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
No
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks

HARDWARE
PRODUCT MODEL(S):
Compaq Evo Notebook N620c
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows NT 4.00
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENTS:
- Provides an updated video BIOS.
PREREQUISITES:
N/A

HOW TO USE:
1. Obtain a formatted 1.44-MB diskette.

2. Attach external USB diskette drive or insert a removable diskette drive
into bay.

3. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

4. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. When
prompted, insert the formatted diskette into the diskette drive to
create the bootable diskette.

NOTE: After the diskette has been created, the SoftPaq .EXE file downloaded
in Step 3 can be deleted, if desired.

5. Power Off the notebook.

6. Make sure the newly created ROMPaq diskette is still in Drive A: and
Power On the notebook. Follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade the
System BIOS.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE COMPUTER WHILE PERFORMING THIS
PROCEDURE!


Copyright (c) 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:F.16 (19 Aug 2005)
Enhancements
  • Provides an updated video BIOS.

Version:F.14 (23 Aug 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue with mouse that occurred when Ctrl+Alt was pressed.
  • Fixes issue where HP printers would eject a blank page after seven minutes.
  • Fixes issue where the wireless option changed from DISABLE to ENABLE if the notebook was Powered Off while in the F10 Setup menu.
  • Fixes issue where unnecessary blank spaces were inserted after the serial number.
Enhancements
  • Updates BIOS to include the new Intel On-screen branding (OSB) logo.

Version:F.13 (29 Apr 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes serial port issues.
Enhancements
  • Adds BIOS password enable/disable options under the Security category in F10 Setup.

Version:F.12 (4 Mar 2004)
Enhancements
  • Updates microcode for supporting Intel Celeron 1.2/1.3-GHz CPU.

Version:F.0E (21 Nov 2003)
Fixes
  • Fixes Windows NT 4.0 problem with resume from hibernation.
  • Fixes intermittent BIOS flash error.
Enhancements
  • Adds an audible low battery alarm for units running Windows NT 4.0.
  • Adds Intel on-screen logo.
  • New format for displaying the BIOS revision and date on the F10 Setup screen.
  • New hard drive self-test that combines the long and short tests and includes the hard drive SMART check capability.

Version:F.0A (15 Sep 2003)
Fixes
  • Corrects issue where under Microsoft Windows 98 system could not resume from hibernation with USB zip250 attached.
  • Corrects issue where Disk On Key could not boot.
  • Corrects drivelock issue that allowed access to drive without entering the correct password.
  • Corrects issue where pressing "Shift D" during boot caused unit to enter F10 Setup.
  • Corrects issue where LCD remained ON when lid was closed.
  • Corrects problem where HP printers would eject a blank page after 7 minutes.
Enhancements
  • Updates new PXE code to Version 6.2.11

Version:F.07 A (12 May 2003)
Enhancements
  • Adds support for Microsoft Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0.