TITLE:
ROMPaq for HP Notebook System BIOS (68DTA) FreeDOS Bootable
Diskette
VERSION:
F.13
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 68DTA Family ROM. IMPORTANT: Before installing this F.13 BIOS upgrade, the following drivers must be downloaded and installed on the notebook (look for them on the HP Software and Drivers website): - "HP Wireless Assistant" version 2.00 or later - "Quick Launch Buttons" version 6.20 or later NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press 10 on the target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System Information.


PURPOSE:
Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER:
sp35281
SUPERSEDES:
sp33802
EFFECTIVE DATE:
27 February 2007
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
No
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks

HARDWARE
PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq nc6230 Notebook PC
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
LANGUAGE(S):
Global

ENHANCEMENT(S):
- Adds support for Microsoft Windows Vista Operating Systems.
PREREQUISITES:
- The "HP Wireless Assistant" version 2.00 SoftPaq or later must be installed
on the notebook before installing this SoftPaq.
- The "HP Quick Launch Buttons" version 6.20 SoftPaq or later must be installed
on the notebook before installing this SoftPaq.

HOW TO USE:
IMPORTANT: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER TO THE COMPUTER WHILE PERFORMING THE
PROCEDURE THAT FOLLOWS!

1. Obtain a formatted 1.44-MB diskette.

2. Attach external USB diskette drive.

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.


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