Reply
Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-05-2008
Accepted Solution

firmware update stuck at "RAMDISK.GZ loaded........ready."

[ Edited ]

Used Toolkit to create a USB boot flash drive for updating the firmware of my 240G SSD Extreme.

 

SSD is brand new and unformatted. Toolkit runs in Win7-64bit and recognizes the SSD, including SMART info.

 

Notebook booted from USB flash drive, but just hangs without showing me the list of drives.

 

First line on screen shows the SYSLINUX loaded

Second line on screen shows BZIMAGE loaded

Third line on screen shows RAMDISK.GZ loaded........ready.

 

And a blinking cursor on the fourth line, that blinks forever.

 

So how do I proceed?

 

System is a HP dv4t-1000

 

Leon

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,548
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: firmware update stuck at "RAMDISK.GZ loaded........ready."

if you have multiple drives connected o the computer try disconnecting them and only having the SSD connected. This worked for another user with the issue. 

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-05-2008

Re: firmware update stuck at "RAMDISK.GZ loaded........ready."

Thanks, but I tired that. I removed my original spining boot drive and only had the SSD in my notebook. Still, the update halted at "RAMDISK.GZ loaded........ready."

 

Any other suggestions?

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-04-2012

Re: firmware update stuck at "RAMDISK.GZ loaded........ready."

I had the same problem with usb, but it ran fine from the cd iso i burned

Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-05-2008

Re: firmware update stuck at "RAMDISK.GZ loaded........ready."

Thanks for the tip. I read on other forums that HP notebooks often poses problems with booting from USB flash drives, because the BIOS is configured to recognize them as USB floppies or something like that!

 

I will give the CD ISO method a try next week.

 

Thanks for the confirmation!

Highlighted
Newbie
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-05-2008

Re: firmware update stuck at "RAMDISK.GZ loaded........ready."

CD ISO method works!