Igor Kromin |   Consultant. Coder. Blogger. Tinkerer. Gamer.

A long time back I upgraded an ageing Sony VAIO SVE151A11W laptop with an SSD, which made it feel a bit faster. At that time I simply cloned the previous hard drive but not so long ago I decided to come back to this laptop and convert it to a retro gaming laptop, which meant re-installing Windows from scratch in my case.

I installed a new SSD and was actually able to find original driver downloads for the laptop (on Sony India website for some reason). Since I was installing all drivers and utilities from scratch I also decided to update the BIOS.

The update part completed successfully...

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However after this step the setup utility got stuck trying to restart the laptop. Since this was a BIOS update, I didn't want to manually reboot the laptop in case the BIOS was actually corrupt, but after leaving it for around 30 minutes, I ran out of patience.

I terminated the process for the BIOS update tool and restarted the laptop. Going into the BIOS showed me that I did in fact have the latest R0240E6 version. Not bricked after all. From this point the laptop proceeded to boot OK too.
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I'm not sure why the setup utility got stuck, but since the update part was successful I think it's safe to say that a manual restart was definitely the right step forward (or I just got lucky that the laptop was bricked 😅).



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