Hey guys whats going on? I have an M17X R3, been running the 780M perfectly fine for about 7 months now. I've updated the driver once before, but it seems I'm having problems with all of the latest releases. Whats happening is when I download the latest driver, I run the setup so the 398.36 folder gets saved on my computer. Well thats what is NOT happening. Every time I run it, I see the folder pop up, but once the Nvidia downloader fails (as it should), the 398.36 folder disappears! I cant figure out how to make it stay there permanent! I've disabled driver signing and everything. Any suggestions?
Clevo W2xxHNx/W2xxHPx series Modded & Stock BIOS
Note: This thread is no longer updated. You can find the latest info HERE.
Notice: Make sure you have downloaded the correct Mod for your specific model and that the laptop's or a UPS battery backup is present during the update process.
Disclaimer: I do not hold any responsibility for any problems that may occur by using the mods in a wrong way. Remember that you flash these at your own risk. I have personally tested the W25xHNx mod. Since the laptops mentioned here are of the same series and thus almost identical, you shouldn't face any problems with the rest of them. The same changes were made to all models after ensuring that their stock counterparts are identical to the tested W25xHNx laptop.
Note: All mods contain both the Modded and Stock BIOS image files so that you can go back in case you want to. Use Mod.bat or Stock.bat at a DOS environment respectively. Check the Flashing Guide below for detailed instructions.
W2xxHNx/W2xxHPx Mod Changelog:
Intel Sandy Bridge 206A7 CPU microcode 29 --> 2D
Intel Management Engine 1.5MB firmware 220.127.116.113 --> 18.104.22.1684
Intel HD Graphics 3000 vBios 2170 --> 2171
Updated flashers to AFUDOS v3.07.01 and FWUpdate v22.214.171.1246
Intel Management Engine 1.5MB firmware 126.96.36.1997 --> 188.8.131.523
Intel HD Graphics 3000 vBios 2117 --> 2170
JMicron JMC25x Gigabit Ethernet Controller 184.108.40.206 --> 220.127.116.11
Intel Sandy Bridge 206A7 CPU microcode 12 --> 29
Removed redundant Intel Sandy Bridge 206A7 CPU microcode 14
Added support for Intel Core i7-2820QM ES/QS processor (W25xHPW)
Fixed grammar mistake at Resuming from Hibernation image
Fixed spelling mistakes at Advanced tab (Alart --> Alarm)
Merged BIOS & EC firmware into a single image file
Correct BIOS version & date reported in Windows
Clevo W25xHNx series BIOS v1.01.07 & EC v1.00.06 [Mod v1.2]
Supported Models (*): W251HNQ, W251HNQ-C, W255HN, W253HNQ1, W253HNQ, W258HNQ etc...
Clevo W25xHPx series BIOS v1.01.07 & EC v1.00.08 [Mod v1.2]
Supported Models (*): W251HPQ, W251HPQ-C, W255HP, W253HPQ1, W253HPQ, W258HPQ etc...
Clevo W27xHNx series BIOS v1.01.05 & EC v1.00.04 [Mod v1.2]
Supported Models (*): W270HNQ etc...
Clevo W27xHPx series BIOS v1.01.05 & EC v1.00.05 [Mod v1.2]
Supported Models (*): W270HPQ etc...
Clevo W25xHPW series BIOS v1.01.05 & EC v1.00.04 [Mod v1.2]
Supported Models (*): W251HPW, W255HPW, W258HPW, W253HPW1, W253HPW etc...
Flashing Guide (Text & Video):
1. Create a bootable MSDOS/FreeDOS USB flash-drive using Rufus
2. Copy all files relevant to your model at the USB flash-drive's root directory
3. Plug the USB flash drive at your laptop's USB 2.0 port
4. Restart and press F2 to enter BIOS to make sure that you do not have any BIOS or HDD password protection
5. Restart and press F7 to enter the Boot Order menu at which select your USB flash drive
6a. To update your BIOS & EC to the latest modded version, type Mod
6b. To update your BIOS & EC to the latest stock version, type Stock
7. Follow the easy on-screen prompts to finish the update process
8. The first time after the update, the laptop will boot and automatically restart quickly
9. Press F2 to enter BIOS and Load Setup Defaults followed by Save Changes and Reset
10. You have successfully updated your BIOS & EC to the latest modded/stock versions
(*) As shown at Clevo Bios Mirror and laptop Service Manuals
Special thanks to Lordkag for the help and advice.
I updated my Alienware 17 R5 Ranger (2014) to the latest Dell bios "AW17A14". I went around to look for possible fixes, I found that I should be uploading the last Bios I had through a USB stick formatted to FAT32. Now that's pretty simple so far (keep in mind the laptop only turns on the LED's and CPU/GPU fans at full speed looking for a bios file).
I downloaded the Bios file from Dell but they have it as an .EXE program. I need it in the proper format to be read by InSyde Bios. I have no idea how to convert it from EXE to the right format. I tried using CMD to run AW17A14.EXE -writehdrfile, but that wouldn't work.
This happened right after Dell replaced the MB for the same reason. The second time, my warranty had just expired. I don't wanna pay Dell 359.99$CAD for a new MB because of an issue inflicted by them.
Using Win 7 Ultimate and the stock A11 BIOS. No matter how many times I reinstall the driver with admin privileges, I can seem to get the media keys working. I've used the Windows 7 64bit drivers and the 8.1 drivers, nuttin do it.
'Fraid I don't have many leads to follow on my own just yet. So here I am.
Being an Audiophile i had to get all the functions up and running for my Almost new R4
How to get updated driver.. and Thx control panel to work under windows 10 64 bit (who has 32 installed on an R4 anyways)
I have DDU disabled always, Windows 10 in Test mode.
Do this after all the other drivers/apps are updated, NVIDIA, Visual C etc.
1.:ownload the latest driver for the Recon 3Di chip itself. This specific driver package is for a later revision that has another firmware on the effect side so the Control Panel does not work.
But we are not after that here, we need the latest driver so it will work optimally in W10.
2.: Thx Control panel:
Download the standard Audio driver package M17x R4 / M18x R2
3.: Right click the exe file and extract the contects to a random folder.
Go to Program files\Creative\Sound Blaster Recon3Di\Sound Blaster Recon3Di Control Panel
Copy the contents of this folder over to Program Filesx86\Creative
Make a shortcut to the desktop. Run it, and you have control over all settings
(optional) Delete the Newer Recon 3Di control panel folder if you installed that with the newer package that does not recognise the older Chip.