I updated the BIOS version on my Toshiba laptop but I'm not sure if it worked. Please help. Answered
Hello I have a Toshiba laptop and I noticed that I had somethings that needed updating. It suggested a BIOS update to 3.5 and one to 3.6. I typed some command code in and said I had BIOS 1.9. I have had a few problems with my computer lately and thought this may help. I chose the update to 3.6 and attempted to follow the steps listed. It performed the update and restarted. My next steps said, "While the "Toshiba" LOGO is displayed, press the F2 function key to start BIOS Setup. Check the version of BIOS and press the f9 function key then enter to load setup details. Press the F10 function key then Enter to save settings and exit. The computer will automatically reboot." The problem is that when the Toshiba logo popped up it immediately disappeared (before I could press f2) and the blue windows screen started to come up. I waited a few seconds but the Toshiba screen never came back up. I waited a bit more and the computer was loading like normal. I figured I needed to do the function keys like instructed but it was on the blue windows start screen not the Toshiba screen. I restarted my computer and at the Toshiba logo I pressed f2 really quickly. A black box with white writing (command box, script box?) popped up and then disappeared so I never got to press the f9 or f10 keys. Everything appears to be funcitioning well. The only difference is that my homepage changed from Google to Toshiba (which I set back to Google) and for some reason when I open the internet it automatically opens 2 Google tabs instead of one. I googled to see if I messed anything up with the BIOS update but can't figure anything out. I found info on how to check the version and when I typed in msinfo32 it said I had BIOS 3.6 since 2012! My first code that I typed was NOT msinfo 32 and that code said I had version 1.9 prior to me doing this. I'm not sure if I already had version 3.6 and the different code gave the updated version OR if I updated it and it shows an older date (the update was done today 2.24.13 so I'm not sure why it shows the date of 2012) Does anyone know about this? Did I mess something up? Is it ok that I didn't do the f2, f9, f10 steps correctly? By the way, as you can probably tell, I'm not "that" computer savvy so please explain it to me in simple terms. Also I didn't know this would be complex prior to starting. I thought it would be a regular update like my anti virus software etc. I read (after the fact) that I should only update this if I was sure I could complete it correctly, but I had no reason to think I wouldn't be able to correctly update it. Thanks for reading and I appreciate any help/advice you can give.
Updated to add: I was able to fix the 2 tab problems, now only 1 IE tab opens when I open a webpage.