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ROMPaq for HP Notebook System BIOS (68BDD ROM) - DOS Bootable Diskette

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Type: BIOS
Version: F.14(22 Jun 2005)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
File name: sp30815.exe (878 KB)
This package creates a ROMPaq firmware diskette that can be used to locally restore or upgrade the System BIOS in the listed notebook models with a 68BDD Family ROM.

Important Note!

  • IMPORTANT:
    • DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE COMPUTER WHILE PERFORMING THIS PROCEDURE!
  • Provides and updated video BIOS.
HOW TO USE:
  1. Obtain a formatted 1.44-MB diskette.
  2. Attach external USB diskette drive or insert diskette drive into a MultiBay slot.
  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.
  5. After the diskette has been created, the SoftPaq .EXE file downloaded in Step 3 can be deleted, if desired.
  6. Power Off the notebook.
  7. 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 (68BDD) – DOS Bootable Diskette
VERSION:
F.14
DESCRIPTION:
This package creates a ROMPaq firmware diskette that can be used to locallyrestore or upgrade the System BIOS in the listed notebook models witha 68BDD Family ROM. NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then viewFile/System Information.

PURPOSE:
Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER:
SP30815
SUPERSEDES:
SP30550
EFFECTIVE DATE:
22 June 2005
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
No
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks
PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq Business Notebook nc6000
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENT(S):
- Provides and 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 diskette drive into a
MultiBay slot.

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.

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

6. Power Off the notebook.

7. 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.15 (30 Aug 2006)
Enhancements
- Adds support for a new wireless LAN (WLAN) card.

Version:F.14 (22 Jun 2005)
Enhancements
  • Provides and updated video BIOS.

Version:F.13 (13 May 2005)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue with European keyboard.

Version:F.12 (23 Feb 2005)
Enhancements
  • Improves system stability.

Version:F.11 (22 Nov 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue with unnecessary blank spaces trailing after serial number.
Enhancements
  • Adds support for HP ProtectTools.

Version:F.0F (22 Jul 2004)
Fixes
  • Corrects French and Portuguese language misspellings in the F10 Setup menu.
  • Fixes 60-GB hard drive partition issue under DOS environment.
  • Fixes problem where HP printers would eject a blank page after 7 minutes.
  • Fixes issue where the wireless option changed from DISABLE to ENABLE if the system was powered off while in the F10 Setup menu.
Enhancements
  • Updates new Intel OSB (On-screen branding) logo.

Version:F.0E (22 Apr 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue where system should remain in Standby but incorrectly resumes as soon as it is undocked from the Port Replicator with a USB device attached.
  • Adds thermal notifications to restore proper cooling protocol under high CPU utilization when resuming from suspend or hibernate mode.
Enhancements
  • Adds BIOS password enable/disable options under the Security category in F10 Setup.
  • Updates microcode for supporting Intel Pentium M 1.5/1.6-GHz CPU.

Version:F.0B (5 Mar 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes serial port issues.
  • Fixes the language toggle key for the Japanese keyboard.
  • Corrects French and Portuguese language mispelled words in F10 Setup menu.

Version:F.0A (9 Feb 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes issues where ownership tag does not show at system startup.
Enhancements
  • Adds battery status report in F10 Setup under the Tools tab.
  • Updates microcode to support latest processors from Intel.

Version:F.09 (19 Dec 2003)
Fixes
  • Updates microcode for Intel processor.
Enhancements
  • New hard drive self-test combines the long and short tests and includes the hard drive SMART check capability.

Version:F.07 (15 Oct 2003)
Enhancements
  • Improves video performance.
  • Displays the BIOS revision and date in a new format in F10 Setup.

Version:F.05 (16 Sep 2003)

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Type: BIOS
Version: F.14(22 Jun 2005)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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 in the listed notebook models with a 68BDD Family ROM.

Important Note!

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

Enhancements

  • Provides and updated video BIOS.

Installation Instructions

HOW TO USE:
  1. Obtain a formatted 1.44-MB diskette.
  2. Attach external USB diskette drive or insert diskette drive into a MultiBay slot.
  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.
  5. After the diskette has been created, the SoftPaq .EXE file downloaded in Step 3 can be deleted, if desired.
  6. Power Off the notebook.
  7. 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 (68BDD) – DOS Bootable Diskette
VERSION:
F.14
DESCRIPTION:
This package creates a ROMPaq firmware diskette that can be used to locallyrestore or upgrade the System BIOS in the listed notebook models witha 68BDD Family ROM. NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then viewFile/System Information.

PURPOSE:
Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER:
SP30815
SUPERSEDES:
SP30550
EFFECTIVE DATE:
22 June 2005
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
No
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks
PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq Business Notebook nc6000
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENT(S):
- Provides and 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 diskette drive into a
MultiBay slot.

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.

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

6. Power Off the notebook.

7. 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.15 (30 Aug 2006)
Enhancements
- Adds support for a new wireless LAN (WLAN) card.

Version:F.14 (22 Jun 2005)
Enhancements
  • Provides and updated video BIOS.

Version:F.13 (13 May 2005)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue with European keyboard.

Version:F.12 (23 Feb 2005)
Enhancements
  • Improves system stability.

Version:F.11 (22 Nov 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue with unnecessary blank spaces trailing after serial number.
Enhancements
  • Adds support for HP ProtectTools.

Version:F.0F (22 Jul 2004)
Fixes
  • Corrects French and Portuguese language misspellings in the F10 Setup menu.
  • Fixes 60-GB hard drive partition issue under DOS environment.
  • Fixes problem where HP printers would eject a blank page after 7 minutes.
  • Fixes issue where the wireless option changed from DISABLE to ENABLE if the system was powered off while in the F10 Setup menu.
Enhancements
  • Updates new Intel OSB (On-screen branding) logo.

Version:F.0E (22 Apr 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue where system should remain in Standby but incorrectly resumes as soon as it is undocked from the Port Replicator with a USB device attached.
  • Adds thermal notifications to restore proper cooling protocol under high CPU utilization when resuming from suspend or hibernate mode.
Enhancements
  • Adds BIOS password enable/disable options under the Security category in F10 Setup.
  • Updates microcode for supporting Intel Pentium M 1.5/1.6-GHz CPU.

Version:F.0B (5 Mar 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes serial port issues.
  • Fixes the language toggle key for the Japanese keyboard.
  • Corrects French and Portuguese language mispelled words in F10 Setup menu.

Version:F.0A (9 Feb 2004)
Fixes
  • Fixes issues where ownership tag does not show at system startup.
Enhancements
  • Adds battery status report in F10 Setup under the Tools tab.
  • Updates microcode to support latest processors from Intel.

Version:F.09 (19 Dec 2003)
Fixes
  • Updates microcode for Intel processor.
Enhancements
  • New hard drive self-test combines the long and short tests and includes the hard drive SMART check capability.

Version:F.07 (15 Oct 2003)
Enhancements
  • Improves video performance.
  • Displays the BIOS revision and date in a new format in F10 Setup.

Version:F.05 (16 Sep 2003)