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18-error: unable to start a secure flash session

redial110redial110 Posts: 3Member
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recently update the window8 to window10, but very soon the computer colaps, not able to boot, don't  even POST.

after search on the internet, i reflash the bios with SPIPGM. the computer come back to live, but the system would shut off in a hour each time i power on the computer.  then i try to reflash the bios according to the acer bios update , the computer always give me an alarm, 18-error: unable to start a secure flash session. any hlep would be  appreciated.

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  • redial110redial110 Posts: 3
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    after use fpt to flash the bios with a older version, then i am able to run the bios update. 

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  • redial110redial110 Posts: 3Member
    Accepted Answer

    after use fpt to flash the bios with a older version, then i am able to run the bios update. 

  • paulwm6paulwm6 Posts: 1Member

    Hi,

     

    How did you run fpt ? can you advise of command line and which fpt you used ?

     

    Paul

  • redial110redial110 Posts: 3Member

    it's been quite a while, i don't remember the detail now. but i believe i did with the dos version,  

    something like(  fpt -d biosbackup.bin -bios  ).  you can find a lot of topic about how to dump the bios with fpt.

    i guess the reason i have this error is my bios has been updated to the latest version, when you try to dump the bios, the fpt goes to check the bios version, if the version is higher or the same  you try to dump, then it will give you this alarm.

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