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IanSully
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HPE ProLiant DL380 G6 BIOS Upgrade

I am trying to upgrade the BIOS on my HPE ProLiant DL380 G6, I try to flash the BIOS on my flash Drive, and it will not flash onto my USB Flash Drive. I have tried another flash drive, I tried everything that I could think of. And the USB Creation Utility is still saying "Device midea is write-protected" I do not have it on readonly. I have it disabled in the registery. I do not know what else to do. Someone Please HELP!

 

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sudhirsingh
HPE Pro

Re: HPE ProLiant DL380 G6 BIOS Upgrade

Hi @IanSully 

Are you able to format your UBS Pen drive ? 

hope not, as mentioned about the Write-Protected error with USB utility.

Follow the steps to clear the readonly and check again with latest BIOS.

1. Run CMD as administrator
2. Type diskpart.exe
3. Type list disk
4. Type select disk # => disk number
5. Type attributes disk clear readonly

Also i assume you are using the recent version of BIOS (Version: 2018.05.21(A)(6 Jul 2018))

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_0a5cb34d96e04ab3bde007ae31#tab-history

 

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IanSully
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Re: HPE ProLiant DL380 G6 BIOS Upgrade

I am able to format, and the bios on my server is from 2011, I think.
IanSully
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Re: HPE ProLiant DL380 G6 BIOS Upgrade

I did figure out the problem, but hey, thank you for helping me!
techin
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Re: HPE ProLiant DL380 G6 BIOS Upgrade

@IanSully 

What was the problem? Can you please share the solution

IanSully
Occasional Contributor
Solution

Re: HPE ProLiant DL380 G6 BIOS Upgrade

1. Go to Disk Management.
2. Delete the volume on the USB Key, so it is unallocated.
3. Head head into the setup for the USB Key Creation Utility, then try again.