Sony PCG-R505DC Notebook BIOS Installation Utility [WinXP]

November 7th, 2002 | Tags: , ,

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What does this do?

After installing Windows XP Service Pack 1, the computer hangs when a USB 2.0 hard drive is connected via an NEC USB 2.0 PCMCIA PC card.

What products and operating systems does this apply to?

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.


You May Need This

According to our records, these files are related to, or required for, this installation.

  • Required = Unless stated otherwise, this file must be installed BEFORE the BIOS Installation Utility in order for it to work properly.
    • If more than one Required file is listed, install them in the order presented on this page. Related (optional) files should not be considered in the installation order.
  • Related (optional) = This file may be an add-on. Click the title and read the description to determine whether or not you want to install it.

Click a title to see more details.

  1. Required: PhoenixBIOS Update Disk Utility
  1. Required: Intel 82830M Graphics Controller Driver Utility
    It is necessary to install this video driver update after completing the BIOS update and installing Windows XP Service Pack 1.


Important Notes
  • WARNING!!: 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 as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • 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-A27C10802JW.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-A27C10802JW.EXE file to begin the installation.
  3. At the "Phoenix BIOS R0227C1 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 "R0227C1.WPH" file. NOTE: If R0227C1.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-A27C10802JW.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 then click "OK". NOTE: 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 power on the computer.

After the computer restarts, the BIOS update is complete.

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