system bios recovery in compaq420-Error 500[SOLVED]

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system bios recovery in compaq420-Error 500[SOLVED]

Postby ucma » Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:45 pm

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Hello!

When I switch on my Compaq 420 the screen remains blank and then restarts after a few seconds to be presented with this error message : A system bios recovery has occurred Error 500.

There is no provision to install HP Support assistant for linuxmint as the .exe files would not go AND I WANT TO INSTALL IT for the better. Kindly guide me how to do it in linux?


Pl. help me with some way so I do not get this message.Also i am not sure whether to update/reinstall BIOS and if it that critical as i am able to use my notebook after booting up.




DETAILS:

System: Host: uc-Compaq-420 Kernel: 4.4.0-83-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: Compaq 420 v: F.20

Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1526 v: KBC Version 71.0E
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Product Name: Compaq 420
Version: F.20
Serial Number: CNU0215Z3V
UUID: 40469898-DFD9-E011-BF86-8580BF0C50B5
Wake-up Type: Power Switch
SKU Number: WT741PA#ACJ
Family: 103C_5336AN

Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: 68PVI Ver. F.20 date: 12/12/2011
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T6570 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 8378
clock speeds: max: 2101 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1200 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1366x768@59.64hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Mobile Intel GM45 Express
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-83-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 84:00.0
IF: ens5 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (5.6% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEKT size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 26G used: 15G (61%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.10GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: 16.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 169 Uptime: 6 min Memory: 677.3/1928.6MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
Last edited by ucma on Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.
LM 18.2 Cinnamon | HPCompaq420 | 2.1G Hz,Intel Core2Duo | 2 Gb Ram | 320 Gb HDD

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Re: system bios recovery in compaq420-Error 500

Postby catweazel » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:46 am

See the reply at this link.
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Re: system bios recovery in compaq420-Error 500

Postby michael louwe » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:28 am

@ ucma. .......

ucma wrote:.

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Please refer to the CMOS battery fix at ... https://www.wikihow.com/Reset-Your-BIOS

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Re: system bios recovery in compaq420-Error 500(SOLVED)

Postby ucma » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:52 pm

thanks 'catweazel' and 'michel louwee ' for your efforts.
the problem seems solved for now. I would try and sanitize my notebook and re-install mint cleanly as it is going a bit slow.
thanks again guys.
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Re: system bios recovery in compaq420-Error 500(SOLVED)

Postby catweazel » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:56 am

ucma wrote:thanks again guys.

You're very welcome.
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