Updating thinkpad bios
This is the way I managed to do it using Hiren boot disk. Download Hiren Boot Disk and create Hiren Boot disk on USB (Google this if you need to) Copy Dell file to HBD USB Enter Bios of latitude by pressing F2 key at startup. Went into Bios, reenabled boot option I had previously disabled.
Enable "start up" from USB and disable all other startup options. Insert HBD on USB stick, start computer, boot from the XP option that comes up.
You will be doing this at your own risk and we strongly advise you not to do it. Any BIOS update has a chance of bricking the laptop if somehow the update locks up / loses power in the middle of the critical flash process.
It has no impact on the operating of the laptop that you will see any benefits from. But you really think that there would exist a laptop model out there for which every BIOS update is guaranteed to brick the machine, and no one knows of it except some idiot e Bay seller?
You should see a list of available BIOS versions, along with any changes/bug fixes in each and the dates they were released. You’ll probably want to grab the newest BIOS version—unless you have a specific need for an older one.
Any way, I'll wait now to see if the error 13 persists.On Windows 7, 8, or 10, hit Windows R, type “msinfo32” into the Run box, and then hit Enter.The BIOS version number is displayed on the System Summary pane. Different motherboards use different utilities and procedures, so there’s no one-size-fits-all set of instructions here.This will render your computer unbootable—it’ll be “bricked.” Your computer’s BIOS version is displayed in the BIOS setup menu itself, but you don’t have to reboot to check this version number.
There are several ways to see your BIOS version from within Windows, and they work the same on PCs with a traditional BIOS or a newer UEFI firmware.
Find the dell file on the USB stick, copy to XP desktop.