Sony PCG-GRX590 Notebook BIOS Update Utility [WinXP]

November 7th, 2002 | Tags: , ,

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What does this do?

This utility updates the computer system BIOS and does the following:

  • Improves over all control with the computer keyboard and touchpad.
  • Resolves the issue where the computer hangs when a USB 2.0 hard drive is connected via an NEC USB 2.0 PCMCIA PC card, after installing Windows XP Service Pack 1.

What products and operating systems does this apply to?

Model:PCG-GRX590, PCG-GRX590K, PCG-GRX590P
Operating System(s): Windows XP

Note: Not all models are sold in all countries. This file is only for use with the products identified and sold in United States, Latin America, or Canada.


Important Notes
  • Before installing this update, be sure the computer is running from AC power. If the installation of the BIOS is interrupted by power loss, the computer may not operate correctly or at all!
  • During the installation of this update, be sure that you are logged in Administrator or as a user with Administrator account rights and permissions. For more information about account rights and permissions, please consult the Windows 2000 online help.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended to print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.
Download and Installation Instructions
  1. Download the PH-A06B00802JW.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  2. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the PH-A06B00802JW.EXE file to begin the installation.
  3. At the "Phoenix BIOS R0206B0 Update - InstallShield Wizard" box, click Next.
  4. At the "Phoenix WinPhlash for VAIO" box, click Browse.
  5. At the "Specify the New BIOS File" box, click the "R0206B0.WPH" file.
    NOTE: If R0206B0.WPH file is not displayed in the "Specify the new BIOS File" Box, click Exit to abort the BIOS update. Please download and install the PH-A06B00802JW.EXE file again.
  6. Click "FlashBIOS" to begin the BIOS update process.
  7. At the "Warning" box, confirm all other programs are closed, all peripheral devices are disconnected, and the computer is connected to power via the AC Adapter, and click OK. Please wait as the BIOS is updated.
  8. At the "System BIOS was successfully updated" screen, click Shutdown.
  9. After the computer shuts down, wait for few seconds and then turn on the computer.

After the computer restarts, the update of the BIOS is complete.

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