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CFF Knowledge Base Article - 182 - Dell Dimension 9200 - An error was encountered trying to configure Windows to allow flashing, please reboot and try again

Dell Dimension 9200 - An error was encountered trying to configure Windows to allow flashing, please reboot and try again

Article ID: 182 - Date Created Friday, August 10, 2012 - This Article Has been Viewed 3009 times.
Article was last updated on: Friday, August 10, 2012

Dell Dimension 9200 - An error was encountered trying to configure Windows to allow flashing, please reboot and try again

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When trying to update the BIOS of your system, you may experience the Windows Configuration Error.


Details
If you have already UPGRADED the BIOS of the computer in the past, you will not be able to update it again, unless you boot from a Floppy or USB drive to do so. This is due in part, to a Registry value that is written, that lets the system know that it has had a BIOS update.
If this is the case, you will receive the following Error.

 

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Dell System DXP061 BIOS Flash 2.5.0
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Windows Configuration Error

An error was encountered trying to configure windows to
allow flashing, please reboot and try again. If this error
re-occurs, please contact technical help.
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OK
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Recreate Issue
To recreate this issue.

Once you UPGRADE the BIOS of your Dell System, you will receive this error every time you attempt a future BIOS UPGRADE.


Resolve Issue
To resolve this issue.

(This deals with the Registry, it is strongly recommended that you make a backup of your Registry by following these Steps completely)

Click on [Start]
Then [Run]
Type in [regedit] hit [Enter]

Once the Registry Editor opens, from the left side tree, Navigate to the following key.

 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\DellBIOS


Right click on the [DellBIOS] key
choose [Export]
Save to your drive, (A suggestion: My Documents\Backup)
Then right click on the [DellBIOS] and choose [DELETE]

Close out of the Registry Editor
Then Reboot the computer.

 
THIS INFORMATION IS TO BE USED AT YOUR OWN RISK!


Once the system is back to your Desktop
[Right Click] on the BIOS Update file
Choose [Run as Administrator]
Then follow the prompts.
The system will reboot on its own, to update the BIOS.
If everything goes according to specs, your system should reboot properly.