DMIFIT Tool And HPBQ138EXE
DMIFIT Tool And HPBQ138EXE: What Are They And How To Use Them?
If you have a HP laptop that has a problem with the BIOS or the DMI information, you may need to use the DMIFIT tool and HPBQ138EXE to fix it. In this article, we will explain what these tools are, what they do, and how to use them.
What is the DMIFIT tool?
The DMIFIT tool is a Windows-based utility that can access and modify the DMI (Desktop Management Interface) information stored in the BIOS of HP laptops. The DMI information includes the product name, serial number, SKU, family, system board CT number, and other details that identify the laptop model and configuration. The DMIFIT tool can also perform some diagnostic tests on the laptop hardware and firmware.
The DMIFIT tool is usually used by HP service technicians or authorized partners to update or correct the DMI information when replacing or repairing the system board or other components of the laptop. The DMIFIT tool can also be used by end users who want to change or customize the DMI information for their own purposes.
What is HPBQ138EXE?
HPBQ138EXE is a bootstrap utility that allows you to boot from DOS to HPBQ138.exe for use in the DMIFIT tool for diagnostics work. HPBQ138.exe is a DOS version of the DMIFIT tool that can access the DMI information and modify it if needed. You need to have a DOS bootable disk and the HPBQ138EXE file to use this utility.
HPBQ138EXE is usually used when the laptop cannot boot from Windows or has a corrupted BIOS that prevents the DMIFIT tool from running normally. HPBQ138EXE can also be used to bypass some BIOS password or security settings that may block the access to the DMI information.
How to get DMIFIT tool and HPBQ138EXE?
To get the DMIFIT tool and HPBQ138EXE, you need to follow these steps:
Create a bootable USB drive or CD with DOS. You can use a free program like Rufus or UNetbootin to do this.
Download the HPBQ138.zip file from the [HP support community forum] or other online sources. Extract the zip file and copy the HPBQ138.exe file to the root directory of your bootable USB drive or CD.
Download the latest version of the DMIFIT tool from the [HP website] or other online sources. Extract the zip file and copy all the files and folders to a separate folder on your bootable USB drive or CD.
How to use DMIFIT tool and HPBQ138EXE?
To use the DMIFIT tool and HPBQ138EXE, you need to follow these steps:
Insert your bootable USB drive or CD into your laptop and restart it. Press F9 or Esc to enter the boot menu and select your USB drive or CD as the boot device.
At the DOS prompt, type HPBQ138.exe and press Enter. This will launch the HPBQ138.exe utility.
Select your laptop model from the list and press Enter. This will load the appropriate DMI information for your laptop.
If you want to modify any of the DMI information fields, use the arrow keys to navigate and press Enter to edit. You can also press F1 for help or F10 to save and exit.
If you want to run any of the diagnostic tests, press F2 to enter the test menu. You can select any of the tests and press Enter to start. You can also press F1 for help or Esc to exit.
When you are done with HPBQ138.exe, press Esc to exit and reboot your laptop.
If you want to use the Windows version of the DMIFIT tool, boot your laptop from Windows normally and run the NBDMIFIT.bat file from the folder where you copied the DMIFIT tool files. This will launch the DMIFIT tool GUI.
You can use the same steps as above to view or modify the DMI information fields or run any of the diagnostic tests. You can also use the menu options or the buttons to access other features of the DMIFIT tool.
When you are done with the DMIFIT tool, close the program and reboot your laptop.
The DMIFIT tool and HPBQ138EXE are useful utilities that can help you fix or customize your HP laptop BIOS and DMI information. However, you should use them with caution and only when necessary, as they can also cause damage or errors if used incorrectly. Always backup your data and BIOS settings before using these tools and follow the instructions carefully. If you are not sure how to use these tools or encounter any problems, contact HP support or a qualified technician for assistance.