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Ok, try typing the "dir" command to see if you can see the firmware and firmware utility. You could try trying in the name of the flashing utilities exe file.

Honestly, this is the M4 and these instructions were for the C300. Maybe it won't work. Maybe the CD is the only way. I may try tonight to see if I can get it to boot.

Edit: On second thought, I can't. I have so much college to do before finals next week. I am pulling an all nighter tonight. Bring on the energy drinks! Hopefully, I will dodge the stroke or heart attack!
 
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Ok I just got it to work. What I did was:

1. Use HP utility to create a bootable USB drive with Windows 98 boot files.
2. Extract the firmware update ISO image file contents to a temporary folder.
3. Make sure all the files extracted are in the root of the folder and contain no subfolders (BOOT\\ISOLINUX by default).
4. Extract the contents of the file BIOS2880.IMG, also to the root of the folder.
5. Now that all the files are present, copy them all to the USB drive's root (this replaces some such as Command.com).
6. Boot from the USB drive.
7. On booting, system asks to specify what Command.com file to use. Since there is one on the USB drive, I just type command.com and it works.
8. To run the flash utility, I now type autoexec.

Doing this starts the flashing utility which searches for SSDs but obviously finds none (my Crucial M4 SSD arrives tomorrow! ). I just hope this works and doesn't kill my SSD, hahaha.
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Nice! Thank god you got it! I am going to be on overload all weekend. Work is my relaxation time lmao!
 
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Hahaha, good luck with your finals. How far are you in University (college for you guys )?
What do you do?
Oh and thanks for all your help!
    
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I went with Crucial M4 128 I ordered mine about 30 mins ago, price was main factor for me
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Here is my plate with all the fixings:
  • 12 years doing mortgage loans full time
  • In college for a Bachelors in Science doing Multimedia Development & Design. I am a year into it and had a 4.0 up to my last session. I got a B+ and was .7% away from keeping my 4.0
  • I have owned a business I do part-time doing anything I can with computers. Mainly repairing, upgrading, and building.
  • I am divorced, 32, and have 2 boys that are 8 and 11. I drive 3 hours one way to see them every other weekend at the least. Also, the same 3 hours one way taking them home. I have a 2009 automobile I bought new and it just flipped 98k.

How about you?
 
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Here is my plate with all the fixings:
  • 12 years doing mortgage loans full time
  • In college for a Bachelors in Science doing Multimedia Development & Design. I am a year into it and had a 4.0 up to my last session. I got a B+ and was .7% away from keeping my 4.0
  • I have owned a business I do part-time doing anything I can with computers. Mainly repairing, upgrading, and building.
  • I am divorced, 32, and have 2 boys that are 8 and 11. I drive 3 hours one way to see them every other weekend at the least. Also, the same 3 hours one way taking them home. I have a 2009 automobile I bought new and it just flipped 98k.

How about you?
Damn!
That's a big plate, man!
I have to say, I have less things on. I'm from Gibraltar, living in the UK, 24 (25 soon), married and living with my wife but no children (not for a while!). I'm a physicist, just finishing off a research degree and starting teacher training in September. I'm heading to be a secondary school (ages 12-18) physics teacher. Part-time work I do is sadly unrelated to computers (I'd love to build, repair and upgrade computers part-time besides my own) but is basically private tutoring school pupils, also aged 12-18, in mathematics and physics.
    
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Damn!
That's a big plate, man!
I have to say, I have less things on. I'm from Gibraltar, living in the UK, 24 (25 soon), married and living with my wife but no children (not for a while!). I'm a physicist, just finishing off a research degree and starting teacher training in September. I'm heading to be a secondary school (ages 12-18) physics teacher. Part-time work I do is sadly unrelated to computers (I'd love to build, repair and upgrade computers part-time besides my own) but is basically private tutoring school pupils, also aged 12-18, in mathematics and physics.
Now that sounds rewarding in many ways! I have been considering a change in my major because I am more technical instead of artistic.

Kids are amazing, but waiting a while is a good decision. Eventually you will get done with school and be settled into your career and you she might think, "kids would be great." The cross-out is just comedy, I am sure you may too!

Mortgages here in the USA are just really changing in many ways and I am much less excited about it.
 
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Now that sounds rewarding in many ways! I have been considering a change in my major because I am more technical instead of artistic.

Kids are amazing, but waiting a while is a good decision. Eventually you will get done with school and be settled into your career and you she might think, "kids would be great." The cross-out is just comedy, I am sure you may too!

Mortgages here in the USA are just really changing in many ways and I am much less excited about it.
Hehe yeah, I personally found teaching to be a lot more rewarding than research so I'm happy with my move.

Hahaha well I think I want kids more than my wife does (perhaps because she has to grow them and push them out!?) but yeah, most definitely waiting!

Speaking of mortgages, once I start working as a teacher, my wife and I have to save up for a mortgage deposit and here in the UK house prices are borderline insane. Even moving to places that aren't very good at all yields house prices in excess of £150,000. We're aiming to spend £200,000 or so, perhaps a bit more considering we want to live in a town outside of London. Still, deposits are big and repayment is painful!
    
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Just an update - received the Crucial M4 128GB SSD today and successfully updated the firmware to version 0002 using my USB drive!
HDDErase couldn't see my SSD (not even in IDE mode) though, but no biggy - the SSD comes clean from factory. When I do want to do a Secure Erase, I need to sort that out, though!
Up and running now and all I can say is - I am SO glad I got this and got rid of the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD!!!
    
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Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E Asus ROG Rampage V Extreme Intel X99 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Corsair Vengeance Red LED 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-300... 
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Samsung 840 500GB SSD (SATA-6Gbps) Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... Western Digital Black 4TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... NZXT Kraken X52 & 2x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Fa... 
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EVGA ACX 3.0 (Graphics Card) 4x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Case Fans IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound Microsoft Windows 10 Home 
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LG Flatron 34UM95-P 34" 3440x1440 21:9 IPS SteelSeries Apex 350 Low Profile RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Corsair Crystal 570X RGB 
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Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ohm Headphones (Dynam... Saitek X-55 Rhino HOTAS Logitech G27 Racing Steering Wheel HTC Vive 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E Asus ROG Rampage V Extreme Intel X99 EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Corsair Vengeance Red LED 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-300... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 500GB SSD (SATA-6Gbps) Western Digital Black 1TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... Western Digital Black 4TB 64MB Cache HDD (SATA-... NZXT Kraken X52 & 2x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Fa... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EVGA ACX 3.0 (Graphics Card) 4x Corsair SP120 RGB 120mm Case Fans IC Diamond 7 Carat Thermal Compound Microsoft Windows 10 Home 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG Flatron 34UM95-P 34" 3440x1440 21:9 IPS SteelSeries Apex 350 Low Profile RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Corsair Crystal 570X RGB 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G502 Proteus Core ModMyMachine SlamePad Aluminium Magnum Champagne Creative Labs Sound Blaster ZxR 2x Acoustic Energy Aego M 2.1 Speakers & 1 Cent... 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ohm Headphones (Dynam... Saitek X-55 Rhino HOTAS Logitech G27 Racing Steering Wheel HTC Vive 
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