Trying to update my X25-M firmware on a Gateway P7801u laptop. Removed old hdd. Fresh windows 7 install on SSD.
i've created the CD using the ISO image and verified the files on the cd (they all look to be present and uncorrupted). I turn off my computer, wait 10s, turn the computer back on. Starts to boot from the cd then drops to a DOS prompt with something like [ptype\w] and the message after that "Unrecognized fixup Data!".
Any idea what I need to do to properly update my firmware? I saw another post on the internet that indicated putting the image onto a thumb drive may work, but I don't own a thumb drive (crazy i know) and didn't want to go out and purchase one on the off chance I may be able to update with it. Help! Thanks!
Intel support resolved my issue.
In my bios, they suggested disabling AHCI support then change the SATA support to Legacy or Compatible. For me this translated to changing (I think it was the Sata controller option) from AHCI to IDE. Restarted my computer, firmware updated installed correctly.
After updating the firmware I went back to my bios and put it back to using AHCI.
I read somewhere in the Intel documentation that it doesn't work in IDE mode. I took the firmware update utility and put it on a bootable USB flash drive and it ran fine.