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HPQFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (68DTD) - Microsoft Windows/Vista-Based

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Type: BIOS
Version: F.0B(15 Sep 2005)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
File name: sp31376.exe (1.0 MB)
This package creates files that contain the HPQFlash utility and a binary image of the System BIOS (ROM) for the listed notebook models with a 68DTD Family ROM. The HPQFlash utility is used to locally flash the System BIOS on PCs operating in a Microsoft Windows Operating System environment. NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System Information.
  • Improves thermal tables to minimize fan activity. Changes the F10 Setup utility "Fan Always On on AC" option to run the fan at 20 percent power instead of 40 percent power. (Recommended setting for this option is "Enable"). This slows down the fan Power-On and Power-Off to reduce fan noise during a rapid temperature increase.
  • Adds support for Computrace from Absolute Software.
  • Adds the ability for the administrator to remove the Power-On password.
HOW TO USE:
  1. Download the Softpaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.
  2. Execute the downloaded file and follow on-screen instructions.

TITLE:
HPQFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (68DTD) - Windows-Based
VERSION:
F.0B
DESCRIPTION:
This package creates files that contain the HPQFlash utility and a binary image of the System BIOS (ROM) for the listed notebook models with a 68DTDFamily ROM. The HPQFlash utility is used to locally flash the System BIOS onnotebooks operating in a Microsoft Windows Operating System environment. 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:
sp31376
SUPERSEDES:
sp31042
EFFECTIVE DATE:
15 September 2005
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
No
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks

HARDWARE
PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq nc6110 Notebook PC
HP Compaq nc6120 Notebook PC
HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook PC
HP Compaq nx6120 Notebook PC
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENT(S):
- Improves thermal tables to minimize fan activity. Changes the F10 Setup
utility "Fan Always On on AC" option to run the fan at 20 percent power
instead of 40 percent power. (Recommended setting for this option is
"Enable"). This slows down the fan Power-On and Power-Off to reduce fan
noise during a rapid temperature increase.
- Adds support for Computrace from Absolute Software.
- Adds the ability for the administrator to remove the Power-On password.
FIXES:
- Fixes issue where local hard drive is not detected when the
External USB hard drive is used to "Ghost" image.
PREREQUISITES:
N/A

HOW TO USE:
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.


Copyright (c) 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
  • Fixes issue where local hard drive is not detected when the External USB hard drive is used to "Ghost" image.
Version:F.15 (28 Aug 2008)
Enhancements
- Adds support for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Wireless Card.

Version:F.14 (27 Jul 2006)
Fixes
  • Corrects issue where unexpected prompts for drivelock passwords are displayed.
  • Corrects installation issue with SuSE Linux.
Enhancements
  • Adds support for the Java Smart Card.

Version:F.13 (20 Apr 2006)
Enhancements
  • Adds support for new factory-installed LCD panels.

Version:F.11 (24 Jan 2006)
Enhancements
  • Adds support for new LCD panels.

Version:F.0C (21 Nov 2005)
Enhancements
  • Improves keyboard repeat rate.
  • Adds support for 90-watt combination adapter.

Version:F.10 (21 Oct 2005)
Version:F.0B (15 Sep 2005)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue where local hard drive is not detected when the External USB hard drive is used to "Ghost" image.
Enhancements
  • Improves thermal tables to minimize fan activity. Changes the F10 Setup utility "Fan Always On on AC" option to run the fan at 20 percent power instead of 40 percent power. (Recommended setting for this option is "Enable"). This slows down the fan Power-On and Power-Off to reduce fan noise during a rapid temperature increase.
  • Adds support for Computrace from Absolute Software.
  • Adds the ability for the administrator to remove the Power-On password.

Version:F.0A (25 Jul 2005)
Enhancements
  • Adds an Administrator password that is used to remove the Power-On password in the F10 Setup utility.
  • Adds a setting in the F10 Setup utility to enable or disable DMA transfer mode for the hard drive. Once DMA mode is disabled, the system boots using PIO mode.

Version:F.06 (2 Jun 2005)
Fixes
  • Changes the name of the “SD slot” field in the F10 Setup Utility to “Flash media reader.”
  • Fixes issue where system cannot start (boot) from the optical device when operating on DC power.
Enhancements
  • Provides a new video BIOS version.
  • Updates the Intel Memory Reference Code to version 1.9.

Version:F.03 (25 Feb 2005)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue with European keyboard.
Enhancements
  • Adds ability to start (boot) notebook without the optical drive being present.

Version:F.02 (21 Dec 2004)
Enhancements
  • Provides the initial release of the BIOS.


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Type: BIOS
Version: F.0B(15 Sep 2005)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Description

This package creates files that contain the HPQFlash utility and a binary image of the System BIOS (ROM) for the listed notebook models with a 68DTD Family ROM. The HPQFlash utility is used to locally flash the System BIOS on PCs operating in a Microsoft Windows Operating System environment. NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System Information.

Enhancements

  • Improves thermal tables to minimize fan activity. Changes the F10 Setup utility "Fan Always On on AC" option to run the fan at 20 percent power instead of 40 percent power. (Recommended setting for this option is "Enable"). This slows down the fan Power-On and Power-Off to reduce fan noise during a rapid temperature increase.
  • Adds support for Computrace from Absolute Software.
  • Adds the ability for the administrator to remove the Power-On password.

Installation Instructions

HOW TO USE:
  1. Download the Softpaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.
  2. Execute the downloaded file and follow on-screen instructions.

Release Notes

TITLE:
HPQFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (68DTD) - Windows-Based
VERSION:
F.0B
DESCRIPTION:
This package creates files that contain the HPQFlash utility and a binary image of the System BIOS (ROM) for the listed notebook models with a 68DTDFamily ROM. The HPQFlash utility is used to locally flash the System BIOS onnotebooks operating in a Microsoft Windows Operating System environment. 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:
sp31376
SUPERSEDES:
sp31042
EFFECTIVE DATE:
15 September 2005
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
No
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks

HARDWARE
PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq nc6110 Notebook PC
HP Compaq nc6120 Notebook PC
HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook PC
HP Compaq nx6120 Notebook PC
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENT(S):
- Improves thermal tables to minimize fan activity. Changes the F10 Setup
utility "Fan Always On on AC" option to run the fan at 20 percent power
instead of 40 percent power. (Recommended setting for this option is
"Enable"). This slows down the fan Power-On and Power-Off to reduce fan
noise during a rapid temperature increase.
- Adds support for Computrace from Absolute Software.
- Adds the ability for the administrator to remove the Power-On password.
FIXES:
- Fixes issue where local hard drive is not detected when the
External USB hard drive is used to "Ghost" image.
PREREQUISITES:
N/A

HOW TO USE:
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.


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

Fixes

  • Fixes issue where local hard drive is not detected when the External USB hard drive is used to "Ghost" image.

Revision History

Version:F.15 (28 Aug 2008)
Enhancements
- Adds support for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Wireless Card.

Version:F.14 (27 Jul 2006)
Fixes
  • Corrects issue where unexpected prompts for drivelock passwords are displayed.
  • Corrects installation issue with SuSE Linux.
Enhancements
  • Adds support for the Java Smart Card.

Version:F.13 (20 Apr 2006)
Enhancements
  • Adds support for new factory-installed LCD panels.

Version:F.11 (24 Jan 2006)
Enhancements
  • Adds support for new LCD panels.

Version:F.0C (21 Nov 2005)
Enhancements
  • Improves keyboard repeat rate.
  • Adds support for 90-watt combination adapter.

Version:F.10 (21 Oct 2005)
Version:F.0B (15 Sep 2005)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue where local hard drive is not detected when the External USB hard drive is used to "Ghost" image.
Enhancements
  • Improves thermal tables to minimize fan activity. Changes the F10 Setup utility "Fan Always On on AC" option to run the fan at 20 percent power instead of 40 percent power. (Recommended setting for this option is "Enable"). This slows down the fan Power-On and Power-Off to reduce fan noise during a rapid temperature increase.
  • Adds support for Computrace from Absolute Software.
  • Adds the ability for the administrator to remove the Power-On password.

Version:F.0A (25 Jul 2005)
Enhancements
  • Adds an Administrator password that is used to remove the Power-On password in the F10 Setup utility.
  • Adds a setting in the F10 Setup utility to enable or disable DMA transfer mode for the hard drive. Once DMA mode is disabled, the system boots using PIO mode.

Version:F.06 (2 Jun 2005)
Fixes
  • Changes the name of the “SD slot” field in the F10 Setup Utility to “Flash media reader.”
  • Fixes issue where system cannot start (boot) from the optical device when operating on DC power.
Enhancements
  • Provides a new video BIOS version.
  • Updates the Intel Memory Reference Code to version 1.9.

Version:F.03 (25 Feb 2005)
Fixes
  • Fixes issue with European keyboard.
Enhancements
  • Adds ability to start (boot) notebook without the optical drive being present.

Version:F.02 (21 Dec 2004)
Enhancements
  • Provides the initial release of the BIOS.