Sony PCG-Z1VA Notebook BIOS Update Utility [WinXP]

October 31st, 2003 | Tags: , ,

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What does this do?

This utility will install the updated system BIOS which addresses memory recognition for the Windows XP Operating Systems.

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.


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 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-A72G00802JW03US.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-A72G00802JW03US.EXE file to begin the installation.
  3. At the "Phoenix BIOS R0072G0 Update - InstallShield Wizard" box, click Next. Please wait while the update extracts the necessary files for the update.
  4. At the "Phoenix WinPhlash for VAIO" box, click Browse.
  5. At the "Specify the New BIOS File" box, double click the "R0072G0.WPH" file. The text box below "Specify new BIOS file:" should display "R0072G0.WPH".
  6. Click "FlashBIOS" to begin the BIOS update.
  7. At the "Phoenix WinPhlash for VAIO" Warning box, confirm that all other programs are closed, all peripheral devices are disconnected, and that the AC Adapter is connected to the computer. Click OK to proceed with the BIOS update. Please wait while the utility updates the BIOS.
  8. At the "System BIOS was successfully updated" screen, click Shutdown.
  9. After the computer shuts down, wait for a few seconds, and then turn on the computer.
  10. At the black "SONY" screen, press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup.
  11. At the "PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility" screen, press ESC key.
  12. From the "Exit" menu, press the DOWN ARROW key until "Get Default Values" is highlighted.
  13. Press ENTER.
  14. At the "Setup Confirmation" box, verify "Yes" is highlighted and press ENTER.
  15. From the "Exit" menu, verify "Exit (Save Changes)" is highlighted and press ENTER.
  16. At the "Setup Confirmation" box, verify "Yes" is highlighted and press Enter.

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

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