DVR5100 BIOS Update Procedure to support HDD larger than 500GB.


DVR5100 units made prior to July 2007 require BIOS Update to support Hard Disk Drive sizes larger than 500GB.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management




BIOS of units produced prior to July 2007 did not support Hard Disk Drives larger than 500GB.


DVR5100 BIOS Update Procedure


Section 1: Using a Windows XP or greater PC, Prepare a Bootable USB Flash Drive

  1. Insert a USB Flash Drive (aka USB Memory Stick or "ThumbDrive") into the Windows XP or greater PC...

  2. Extract (unzip) the contents of the DVR5100 BIOS Update Binary and to the local hard disk drive or desktop...

  3. From within the extracted folder, right-click "HPUSBFW.EXE" and select "Run as Administrator"...
  4. Follow these sub-steps to create the Bootable USB Flash Drive...
    a. Ensure the proper USB Flash Drive is selected from the Device dropdown menu.
    b. Checkmark "Quick Format" and "Create a DOS startup disk".
    c. Press the browse button.
    d. Browse-to and select the dos subfolder.
    e. Press OK.
    f. Press Start.

    note: When the finished dialog comes up, press OK and then Close the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.
  5. Next - using Windows file explorer - open the DVR5100_012007 subfolder, select all of the files, and copy them to the root of the USB Flash Drive...

  6. Finally, properly eject the USB Flash drive and then remove it from the PC.


Section 2: Update DVR5100 BIOS from local console using USB Keyboard and the Prepared Bootable USB Flash Drive

  1. With the DVR5100 Powered Down, insert the Prepared Bootable USB Flash Drive from section 1, and connect a USB Keyboard.
  2. Power on the DVR5100 and continue to rapidly press the DEL key until the BIOS has loaded.
  3. Navigate to Advanced BIOS Features and press Enter...

  4. Go to Hard Disk Boot Priority and press Enter...

  5. Highlight USB-HDD0 and then press the Page Up key until it is at the top of the list...

  6. Press F10 then Y and Enter to SAVE to CMOS and EXIT...

  7. The DVR5100 will reboot and automatically begin the BIOS Update Procedure from the USB Flash Drive...

    note: No further keyboard input is required from this point onward.
  8. When complete, the DVR5100 will be powered down automatically...

  9. Once the unit is off (no more monitor signal), remove the USB Flash Drive and Keyboard, then power on the DVR5100 normally.


BIOS Upgrade is now complete.