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how to fix a bios corruption failure in a hp DV7-3160us ?

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I have a HP DV7-3160US laptop and it has a black screen,blinks twice so it is has a bios corription failure i would like to know to fix it please anyone I need this computer
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How in the world did you get a BIOS corruption? Anyways, since this is a laptop and from HP...it is going to have a special BIOS made specifically for HP. When I had my HP desktop, I looked to upgrading my BIOS but it would not let me, for some reason I had to be in the OS and I didn't have Vista on the computer (I had Windows 7). So if you're unable to get into the OS you MAY be out of luck, the best thing to do is go to the HP website and look up the model and see what they can offer. I hope that helps you out.
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I tried the hp wedsite and did not get the answer to solve the problem
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contact hp and see if they can provide you the bios and a flash utility. it will have to be flashed in dos since your unable to get into the os.
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You must not have looked too hard.

WinFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (for Notebooks with AMD Processors) - Microsoft Windows Based

It appears to be an .exe so it is one of the ones where you have to be in the OS. But it doesn't sound like you have that option given your situation. I have heard of some cracked BIOS's that you can get for HP, Dell, etc... computers. But that is an at your own risk and I have never tried it.
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