TITLE:
ROMPaq for HP Notebook System BIOS (68YOP) FreeDOS Bootable Media
VERSION:
F.0A
DESCRIPTION:
This package enables the creation of a bootable diskette, CD, or USB Key that can be used to locally restore or upgrade the System BIOS in the listed notebook models with a 68YOP 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 view File/System Information.


PURPOSE:
Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER:
sp34658
SUPERSEDES:
sp33935
EFFECTIVE DATE:
22 January 2007
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
No
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks

HARDWARE
PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq nc2400 Notebook PC
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Vista Business (64-bit)
Microsoft Vista Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Vista Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENT(S):
- Adds support for Microsoft Vista Operating Systems.
FIXES:
- Fixes issue where some PC cards do not work properly.
PREREQUISITES:
None

HOW TO USE:
NOTE: Insert only the USB media that will be used to format and create a
bootable BIOS upgrade. Remove all other USB drives and flash drives
from the notebook before beginning the installation process.

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

NOTE: This SoftPaq enables the creation of a bootable diskette, CD, or
USB Key. Be sure to have the selected media available before beginning
Step 2.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. When
prompted, insert the appropriate media into the notebook (or attach to
the notebook) and follow the on-screen instructions to create the
bootable media.

NOTE: After the selected bootable media has been created, the SoftPaq
.EXE file downloaded in Step 1 can be deleted, if desired.

3. Power Off the notebook.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE COMPUTER WHILE COMPLETING
STEP 4!

4. Make sure the newly created bootable media is still attached or in the
appropriate drive, and Power On the notebook. Follow the on-screen
instructions to upgrade the System BIOS.


Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.