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Problem with Lenovo n100 after updating bios

Q: Problem with Lenovo n100 after updating bios

Hi,
I have lenovo 3000 n100 0768HCQ laptop.I update my bios and after updating my system is not working well. When i press any key of keyboard ,all usb connected devices disconnects and after releasing key they get connected as they just have been plugged in.I tried with my old bios version to recover but it is not working . When flashing bios a blue screen appears and system restart.
What to do.. Please help me.......

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I have downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...











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A:Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Pan761,
 
The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
 
Now there should be no problems with it's  installation.
 
Regards,

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I recently had to restore my laptop to factory default settings because of a virus that i had caught on my computer. With doing that i installed all of lenovo software for my computer such as sound drivers, built in webcam etc..my computer works fine but the only thing im having problems with is the usb ports. They are not reading any external devices such as my microphone and usb external devices..

Ive been researching and i think its the bios but not sure i downgraded to the previous bios but with doin that the sound didnt work and the wireless internet wasnt read either..then i updated to the bios and everything works fine except the usb ports still.i also tried to update the ports and uninstalling and reinstalling but it still didnt work

if anybody has any ideas on how to get this problem please reply to this post please its very appreciated
 

A:USB problem with lenovo 3000 n100

See How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers
See USB Device Problems? Check for Windows Updates as well
 

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Hi everyone,

I have recently acquired a Lenovo 3000 N100 768-BXG and like many people with the N100 have massive USB problems.

Now I have read up and discovered that this is a problem with the BIOS which seems to affect all the available BIOS except the 1.08 version for machines preloaded with Vista - well I have the 2.06 BIOS for machines preloaded for XP.

I have read that I can flash the BIOS to an earlier version designed for the C200 (specifically that contained in the 63af02us.exe update, DL20102A.WPH) which is I think the 1.02 BIOS - then I can reboot and it will then allow me to flash to the fixed (ie: USB working properly!) 1.08 BIOS.

Now for the meat of the question: I have installed Win7 on the laptop as it came with no HDD thus no recovery partition etc. Do I have to wipe this install and install WinXP Pro in order to perform the BIOS flash? Can it be done from Win7 safely or at all?

I have never flashed any BIOS except my router although I am fairly confident that I have read and understood everything required. My problem is that I don't really understand the detail of BIOS and am only able to post this due to scouring other people's posts on this and other forums.

Can anyone out there confirm that I have the process correct, and answer my questions?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me

Stokey

EDIT: The laptop has no battery at all - I know it is recommended to have a charged battery before BIOS flashing but is it essen... Read more

A:Help resolving USB problem with Lenovo 3000 N100?

If there is a downloadable Windows based bios flashing utility from Lenovo for your model laptop you should be able to use it to flash the bios without much trouble, regardless of the Windows version installed. Don't worry about having no battery installed. Bios flashing should never be done on battery power alone. If the laptop can boot from the CD/DVD you could flash the bios using a CD/DVD image. You will also have an option to back up the current bios to a file. If the bios flashing fails, the laptop may be rendered useless, so no recovery can be attempted
 

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Hello.I have a ( now ) ancient Lenovo 3000 N100.I don't like throwing things away and if I can get it restarted I would be pleased. Basically, it won't boot up.   I get a message: STOP: 0x000000ED (0x89B16858,0xC0000006,0x00000000,0x0000000000 ) Is there any SIMPLE way to just go to a factory reset ? .   I see posts saying 'press the Lenovo care button'  but where is that ?  what does it look like ?Others say stick a pin in a hole   ~but I cannot see any pin stickable hole anywhere ...... So what to do ?  I doubt if it is worth spending money on. 

A:Factory Reset for Lenovo 3000 N100 ? How ? Cannot see 'Lenovo Care Button' or pinhole anywhere

Hi jonblane1,1. May I know what Windows are you using? 2. You may try to access Lenovo System Recovery by pressing F11.3. If Step 2 does not work, you may refer to this link.
 
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Hi, after updating the bios to version 9FCN27WW I'm experiencing Windows 10 startup problems (booting the system crashes on the home screen), with other Linux operating systems not happening. I have the BIOS set to Boot Mode, from "UEFI" to "Legacy", changing the next Boot priority item from UEFI to Legacy First and saving the setting, restarting crashes again, but if it enters the bios and resets to Boot Mode, from "Legacy" to "UEFI" and saving the settings again, the operating system will re-operate. Salve dopo l'aggiornamento del bios alla versione 9FCN27WW sto riscontrando problemi di avvio di Windows 10 (l'avvio del sistema si blocca nella schermata iniziale), con altri sistemi operativi Linux non succede. Ho il BIOS impostato su Boot Mode, da "UEFI" a "Legacy", cambiando la voce successiva Boot priority da UEFI a Legacy First e salvando l'impostazione,  al riavvio si blocca di nuovo ma, se rientrando nel bios e reimpostando su Boot Mode, da "Legacy" a "UEFI" e salvando di nuovo le impostazioni, il sistema operativo funziona nuovamente.

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I updated my laptop BIOS yesterday, downloading the file from Lenovo's website. The update went well, and the laptop restarted correctly after it. Then I shut down the lapotop after using it. Today, when I switched it on, I had just the image with the write LENOVO word on it, and the circle below it running as usual. It is maybe one hour that there is this screen on. any tips? 

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I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 (0768-2CU) and I can't seem to find the drivers here... My model doesn't show in the dropdown slection under drivers & downloads.  If did find the drivers for the N200 but I have the N100.   Anybody know where I might find them?










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A:Lenovo 3000 N100 Drivers?

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Please visit the EOL driver site: http://download.lenovo.com/eol/index.html
Once you make your selections in the three dropdown menus, you should be presented with your driver listing.
 
Hope this helps.
Regards.

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Hi.I've got some problems with my computer. 1. Due to some unexplainable reason, whenever I type something on the keyboard, all my USB ports stop working for the time I'm typing. When I stop typing it takes a few seconds to recognize the USB device currently attached and it starts working again.  2. Another problem is with my sound driver. It's kind of messed up. I can't hear any sounds from the speakers unless I've plugged in headphones. And while they're plugged in I can hear sound from both, the speakers and the headphones. At the moment I've disabled front panel jack detection and I can hear sound from the speakers without having to plug anything in, although when I do, I don't hear sound from the headphones, but still from the speakers. 3. I haven't been able to find any working drivers for my SD card reader. 4. The driver for the fingerprint reader does not work. The device manager shows that I have AuthenTec AES2501A installed but when going to Biometric devices in the control panel, it says that Windows didn't find any biometric devices. 5. I've been unable to get my bluetooth device to work. I've tried adding a new device and it can't find any, even when I have several working near the comupter. Also, trying to see all the devices I have connected to via Bluetooth, the window pops up and never stops loading. Without showing any devices. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. Lenovo 3000 N100 0689. I would appreciate some hel... Read more

A:Lenovo 3000 N100 trouble.

did you try to perform clean windows installation by pressing one key recover button?

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I have the 0768-a49 model which came with vista business. I downgraded to XP pro sp2 ever since then i've been having alot of problems. I even try going back to vista, but didn't help, so i just kept it at xp........1-finger print reader doesn't work. installed driver, installed software,nothing. 2-same thing with bluetooth. the wifi and bluetooth switch is the same. wifi works, bluetooth doesn't come on at all. 3-usb connect disconnect when i press any button on the keyboard-tried different bios like stated in the other thread, but didnt work. 4-sound works,but when i plug a headphone i get sound on from both headphones and laptop speakers. Can someone help me solve these problems, especially the usb. I been using alot of flash cards and i can't connect them to transfer files.....
 

A:Nothing but problems with Lenovo n100 3000

You should go to the Lenovo Driver Matrix, to download and install all drivers listed, using the text explanations exactly.
When done properly, your Lenovo 0768-A49 will work just fine.
As a shortcut, you can install the Systems update 3.14 by your model:
· H100
· J100
· J105
· J110
· J115
· J200
· J200p
· J205
· K100
· Q100
· S200
· S205
. C200
· N100
· N200
· V100
· V200
· Y100
Or you can connect to the Lenovo site and let their system tell you what you need and install it for you.
Basically, you need the Chipset most importantly, being sure your BIOS is up to date.
The Matrix will show you exactly what you need... it can be as many as 35 download installs, depending on your exact model.
Or you can buy the Lenovo WXP Professional disk set by telephone for less than $50 including shipping.
 

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Hey all ... OK,  this P70 seems to have bricked on 01DEC17 during a Win 10 update reboot (FYI - there was no battery present in the system at the time, so, it should not  have processed any Lenovo Companion download-sourced BIOS update(s), even though I know a BIOS update has been available for some time now) ... I get the initial Lenovo boot logo (white letters in a red banner on a black background) with the text advice: 'To interrupt normal startup, press Enter' and then the system hangs at that point before completing POST. Pressing either of the Enter keys, or, F1, F10 or F12 have no effect, no matter whether done singly or repeatedly, slowly or quickly ... at any point of startup, such as it is. I have tried starting from 'BIOS Update (Bootable CD) for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPad P70' downloaded from https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1dur30w.iso at: https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/ds106086 ... this latter is Version 2.20, Release Date 07/12/2017 (presumably 07DEC17 ... I hate all-digital dates!) Because the P70 will not complete POST, I do not believe any boot medium (USB, CD, ect.) will work. I Advanced Search'ed (in the 'With one or more of the words' field) the terms 'P70' and 'bricked' here, and, the closest I come to any sort of solution is DSperber's thread 'P70 (950 Pro NVMe0 boot) BIOS update to 1.21: can no longer boot, and ENTER/F12 both fail to work' and the apparent solution:... Read more

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I have a IBM Lenovo N100 3000 laptop that keeps shutting down at random, it doesnt matter what you do it shuts off when it feels like, what i notice is if it is off for a while it will stay on longer before the first shutdown but once the first shutdown occurs it just keep on doing so as soon as around 5 minutes after bootup.
I thought it was having a heat issue so I opened the section where the fan and processor heatsink is and cooled it manually with an external fan, i actually had my hand on the processor heatsink one of the time when it shut down and it was extremely cool.
I reformatted my hard drive and installed a fresh copy of windows...same problem
I went into BIOS and left it there to see what happen...it shut right off just the same!!!
(I also noticed in the BIOS there is no power management nor temperature readings even though I have ruled out overheating previously I would have loved to see these settings)
so now i'm down to definitely a hardware issue!!
I replaced my memory to see if that was the culprit.....it shuts down just the same!

oops my battery is no good so I wondered if that was the influence so I removed the battery completely and booted it on just AC power...it shuts down just the same!
Could you experts please kindly advice me of what other possible hardware could be causing this problem?
I have tried my best, I really dont know what else to do.
 

A:IBM Lenovo N100 3000 laptop that keeps shutting down

Sounds like overheating. If the thermal paste has worn and/or is not making proper contact with the CPU heat sink and fan, your computer will overheat and shut down quickly, to prevent damage.

Also, the heatsink WILL appear cold in that case, because proper heat transfer isn't taking place, so the heat doesn't really transfer to the heat sink accordingly thus seeming "cold." If you can, re-apply the thermal paste or have a technician do it for you.

Another thing to do is make sure the fan and heatsink aren't full of lint/dust, etc. That can prevent heat dissipation and cause overheating.

If none of those work, you are looking at a different type of hardware problem, such as a faulty motherboard or CPU.
 

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Hello community. I am owner of this old laptop. As I am a student i've gained access to free Microsoft software - including Windows 10. I've always used Xp on this laptop before but now i wanted to try out this new OS. The problem is, that everything works fine besides that i have no sound. In audio device tab i only have S/PDIF audio device which generates no sound from speakers(obviously). I have already tried drivers installed from EOL in compatibility mode but with no luck. Any ideas how to fix that?

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Greetings, This isa free laptop, Lenovo 3000 N100. I bought a power supply for it. It was running a Non-Genuine version of Windows 7 so I formatted and installed Puppy Linux. Problem: The fan runs for a couple of seconds during bootup, then no more. The laptop will shutdown randomly, I assume from overheating but I don't know that. The battery is dead so I pulled it out and am running straight off the power supply. I pulled the fan out and taped (3) 1.5V batteries together, hooked some leads to them and found that the fan runs fine and continuously. I cleaned out all dust found in the air vent. This has not fixed the problem. Something is telling the fan to shut off. Don't know if this is a motherboard problem or what? It is so far a free computer aside from the power supply. Any ideas? Thanks,Doug 










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A:Lenovo 3000 N100 Fan Runs 2 seconds

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
The fan problem maybe why the computer was free especially if you dumpster dived it.
 
With the fan wired to the batteries does the computer still shut down randomly?  You could also see if Linux has any apps or software for temperature monitoring to confirm overheating.  If overheating is an issue you should probably renew the thermal paste and see that the heat sink is securely mounted.  Either of those can lead to high temperatures.  If overheating is not an issue it just might be that the computer isn't getting hot enough for the fan to kick in for additional cooling.

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I have an Lenovo 3000 N100 Notebook, TYPE: 0768-04U which came loaded with Vista operating system. The battery that came with it was DOA so I ordered a new battery from Lenovo which is working fine.

The issue I'm experiencing is as follows:

After using the notebook where everything is working just fine. No devices with any issues, I go through a normal shutdown and leave the notebook off for a day or two with the new battery in (fully charged) and the power cable plugged in.

Upon trying to boot up, the Rescue & Recovery process kicks off automatically and Vista will not boot. However, if I take the battery out and unplug the power chord and leave it sitting for a day or so and then put the battery back in and plug the power chord in, it boots up with Vista with no problems.

Anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this or what to do to remedy this situation?

Thanks!
 

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Dear all I have troubles with my battery on my old LENOVO 3000 N100 0768 I would like to reset battery , but power manager can not detect my battery, there is text" battery is not installed" Could you tell me correct version of power manager and HOTKEYS for that  model, which is working. Or is there any other possibility how to reset battery? Thank you very much Steve

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Hello Everyone !

I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 0768FGG model. I'm facing a problem when I press any key on the keyboard any device connected to USB port disconnects and reconnects. This is really frustrating I've been searching for the solution on the internet for quite some time and I came across this board. So please can anyone help me with this problem? It will be a great help if anyone can advise a solution..... Thanks

Kind Regards

Faisal
 

A:USB disconnects when any key is pressed on the keyboard : Lenovo 3000 N100

Yes Faisal,
a bios upgrade will fix this issue. Check for a bios update from Lenovo support
 

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My Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop, running Windows XP Professional keeps getting a message on the bottom right corner of the screen from the information message spot that says:

Windows - Corrupt File
C:\System Volume
Information\Restore
(A8393674-085C-4723-B63E-39928C5F4C89) -\RP1206 is
corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility.

I ran the Chkdsk utility and it ran 1 of 3, 2 of 3, and 3 of 3.
It stated:
File type is NTFS
Warning: F parameter not specified.
Correcting error $ 130 for file 11593

then went on to repair many errors. But it didn't change the Window -Corrupt File note/warning. The computer runs for a while, then craps on me and freezes up. Any help appreciated. Bill

A:Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop has corrupt file

Try running system file checker

http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_syste..._i_run_it.html

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Despite being plugged into AC power, my Lenovo 3000 N100 shuts down after about one minute. It boots properly but suddenly shuts down. I have not used this laptop much since purchasing it in 2006 and have seldom used it on battery power alone. Any suggestions before I buy a new battery? Maybe I am mistaken, but shouldn't the computer work on AC despite a depleted battery?

A:Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop shuts down after about 1 minute

Hi Charleydog and welcome to the community,
 
Take the battery out  and unplug the ac.  Hold the power button down for about 15 seconds.  Do it twice.  Then plug only the ac in and see if it fires up.
 
Dave

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Hello folks, I recently picked up some second hand laptops as projects for spare time and to learn a bit more. One of these is a Lenovo 3000 N100. I'm not sure of the exact model as the COA sticker is worn away. The laptop came without RAM, Hard drive, or battery! I'm aware this may be more effort than its worth, but wanted to give it a go..... With RAM installed, the white Lenovo splash screen displays (sometimes quickly, sometimes takes ages) - if i press Esc then the following info is displayed: Unknown Project ID!!! BIOS Version ??? 61ET32WWCPU = Intel (R) Celeron (R) M CPU 410 @ 1.46GHz1023M System RAM Passed1024K Cache SRAM PassesSystem BIOS ShadowedVideo BIOS shadowedCD ROM.....Mouse Initialized Pressing F1 or F12 does not do anything. The following errors are then displayed, which from Google I can see is a common problem. However, I cant find a fix that applies to me. PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cablePXE:MOF:exiting PXE ROMOperating System not found. From what I can see online, the laptop is trying to boot from a network/LAN. I tried an XP boot CD with no joy.I can't access BIOS to change boot priorities.The RAM appears to be functioning judging by the above messages?I tried putting in a blank HDD and removing it (tested HDD using novatech USB SATA adapter, appears to be working fine). Is my next option to reset the CMOS battery? I should add that on the first screen I initially received error codes 0271 and 0251 regardi... Read more

A:3000 N100 PXE Error, won't boot to BIOS

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
I'm not an owner of your model, but in reviewing the Hardware Maintenance Manual for the N100 it notes that you must press the Lenovo Care Button when the computer is powered up.  You will then be presented with a menu from which you can access the BIOS Setup.  Page #104 of the manual will show you the location of the Care Button.  Here is a link to that manual for your reference......
 
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/42x3553_03.pdf
 
As for clearing the CMOS, it is probably not needed.  If the time and date were cleared and you received a CMOS checksum error then all the information stored in the CMOS was likely cleared  when the battery lost power from sitting unused.
 
Once you are able to get into the BIOS you should be able to correct the boot order so that you can use the XP boot disc.
 

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Hi, I updated new BIOS 9SKT99A to ThinkCentre M82 BIOS downloaded from official website of Lenovo.https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-m-series-desktops/t... Now after BIOS update the PC boots for a second and turns off. Then the cycle repeats. I believe it's a problem with this version of the BIOS. I have attempted to revert to the pervious version via the Jumper Procedure, but it appears to have been over written. 

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The BIOS update went smoothly. But with the new BIOS version, no operating system is loaded. The Windows installation hangs in the "Starting windows" stage. Different Linux distributions are also not possible to install and also to boot into Live CD mode. The BIOS switched various modes, AHCI \ Compatible, Legasy \ UEFI. I tried different options.How can I now restore the old BIOS version?

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Hi,yesterday I updated new BIOS 9SKT99A to ThinkCentre M92p (motherboard is7xm rev. 1.0). BIOS is taken from the official website of Lenovo. The update was made using the program "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)" - 9sjy99usa.exe from Windows 7 Pro x64.Now after BIOS update is PC constant reboot. The last picture before rebooting: FW status recovery error. This message hangs 0.5 seconds on the built-in video card, or 2-3 seconds on the external video card (in my case, the NVIDIA GT 730). Only thing I can do is access BIOS setting or choose boot device thru F12 or F1.I did:F9 (reset to default) and CMOS reset - no change, Boot mode UEFI or LEGACY - no change, Boot device (USB/DVD of W7, W8, W10, network boot) - no change, Disconnecting all boot devices - nochange.I need help.Thanks,Dmitriy.

A:Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p. After updating the BIOS from 06/30/2017, the system restarts constantly.

Burn a CD with the BIOS ISO, and follow the procedure for recovering from a failed BIOS update in the HMM.   If unsuccessful, do the same with the previous version of BIOS, which is at the very bottom of your system's BIOS download page. 
 
Edit:  try the older version first, if that works, then do a regular CD ISO update to the latest. 
 
 

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Hi,
 
I am using Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop. I can't able to open the windows as it shown the "Blue Screen Error Message". Whatever I do to try to fix the issue but its still does not work.
 
What should I do? Thank you
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
                     Moved posting to it own thread

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Hi there,
Can anyone help me? I'm quite desperate here.
I'm having problem with my keyboard/USB.
When I press any key on the keyboard, that instant all USB devices are disconnected. And soon after I unpress it, the system will detect all USB devices like they were just plugged in. I say all USB devices, cause it doesn't matter USB mouse or USB drive, they all get disconnected.
It's frustrating me cause I can't use a USB mouse.
Please help

I'm using a Lenovo 3000 N100 0689GRA.
 

A:Solved: Pressing key disconnects USB Lenovo 3000 N100 0689GRA

How many USB ports does that have? and what are connecting them. If you could also please look in your event viewer (Start>control panel>administrative tools>eventviewer, and check the "SYSTEM" area. double click any item in that list for a detailed description. You should see some errors.
 

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My laptop was working fine last summer until the Windows Genuine Advantage kept popping up telling me it wanted to verify if my OS was valid. I tried to shut it down or disable it and windows started to behave strangely to the point that it would not load at all. I purchased the laptop in December 2008 from Micro Center in Houston brand new. I have the sticker on the laptop that tells me the OS is valid.

Lenovo did not ship with the rescue and recovery disks, instead it has a rescue partition. The rescue partition would not restore the laptop. So I tried the rescue and recovery DVD I created. Somehow it did not create the product recovery CDs. When I called Lenovo about this problem, they belittled me and then charged me $50 for the set of Product CDs. I thought my troubles were over, wrong!

After installing the CDs windows almost loaded and then it went to the blue screen of death. This happened a few times. I tried reinstalling the disks and everytime I would receive a different error message, it is missing drivers, it can't locate a file, etc.

Today it returned:
The application or DLL X:minint\system32\umpnpmgr.dll is not a valid Windows image, Please check this against your installation diskette.

Product Recovery could not find file Z:\UBREC.CMD

I called Lenovo and again, no help. I am at a loss. My laptop was fine until the Microsoft Genuine Advantage pop-up kept showing up. And Lenovo is not providing any support for the faulty CDs they sold me.
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A:Problems restoring Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop XP Professional

I don't think XP is sold any longer, but if you can find an XP install disc, you can use it to delete the old partition(s) and freshly format the hard drive and install XP correctly
 

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Hello, this is my first post. I am new member. I also am a very novice/amateur computer user and so I need some help from some pros or anyone that has experienced a similar problem and can help fix my laptop. I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 laptop model number 0768 6EU. About a week ago I updated/downloaded a bunch of software upgrades from Lenovo's website recommended for this computer. Prior to this download I was able to connect to my wireless home network. But after the download of various required/recommended software upgrades it no longer connects to the wireless home network. my other laptops connect so I know that it is not my wireless router. I have tried various things recommended by the ThinkVantage access connection on my computer but I get the following on that: signal strength: 0%, status: disconnected, IP address: not assigned. I also ran the diagnostic tools and it gave me the following: connection status: disconnected, cause: wireless stack initialization failed, error code: 118, recommended action please check the wireless driver installation. I even went to the Intel wireless 3945 abg hardware properties window and pressed the tab to revert back to the prior driver for the wireless card. I would appreciate any help. I know this message/post is long but it is the only way I can explain what is going on 

A:Lenovo 3000 N100 notebook cannot connect to my wireless network

I think it could be a few possible thngs.1. try to reinstall your wireless driver2. Open up Access Advantage and check your wireless network settings like network name SSID.3. Power off/on your router and modem and then your wireless radio. Mike  

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HP ENVY Notebook 17t-n100 did an auto bios update but the screen went black and is setting like this for several hours. The power light was still on last time I looked. I turned on the computer and was reading the message on the screen and before I finished reading the screen it started the bios update and I was too late to stop it. It seemed to be from the HP assistant so after it started I figured it would be OK. Now what do I do? Do I try to restart? And Where do you get to HP support rather than this forum? Does HP monitor this forum or do just other users respond?

A:HP ENVY Notebook 17t-n100 did an auto bios update but the sc...

al120640 Sorry to hear about your BIOS update problem. You MIGHT be able to recover the old BIOS following these instructions:  HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS | HP® Customer Support If that does not work, then your recourse is to contact HP Customer Support and have them put you in touch with HP Tech Support. HP maintains no official presence on this forum, so you have to go through Customer Support to get to HP Tech Support. I did this recently and the HP Tech was able to remotely access my PC from the Internet and do the needed repairs.If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!-------------------------------------------However, HP Customer Support is generally not available on the weekend, so you may have to wait until Monday to contact them.------------------------------------------- Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Acce... Read more

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I have this 3000 N100 laptop for over a year now with no problems (except the lousy battery which died in 6 months and I'm running on A/C since then). Last week I started laptop and this shutdown problem started appearing. System would start normally and then would suddenly power itself in 2/3 minutes (most of the times, but sometimes in runs for 2-4 hours before shutting itself down)I checked the fan and processor. Nothing is heating up.I changed processor. Even then it'd go down.I have made the fan DIRECT (always ON) but the system still shuts down.I tried hmonitor but it only reads HDD temprature which is 36-40C - I guess very normal. Now I wonder where the problem may lie. Is it motherboard? What part of board might be getting heat? Or is it actually heat? Or do I need to get certain parts (capacitor, I/C or something) on Motherboard replaced? Any help? Comments? Suggestions?     













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A:Lenovo 3000 N100 random automatically power off (complete shut down)

I have been having this same issue the past couple days. I power my Lenovo laptop up.. it will boot into Windows XP.. then after 2-3 minutes - it will shut down. If I try to boot up again, the same process repeats. It is running on A/C now and still does this ... could it be a battery issue still? This would be the third battery that I purchase for the laptop since I bought it new. Thanks...

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Hello.I need to update BIOS on my notebooks.I used my second computer to creat  a BIOS recovery drive on my USB.I used this way:Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external storage devicehttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 I download recommended version:sp62234.exeAfter step "5. In the Location to Save Files window, click Change."The HP System BIOS Update Utility DOSENT opens and i have 2 errors: 1.IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!  2. BIOS did not support InsydeFlash!  Please help me.

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Hi. I was just given a Lenovo 3000 n100 (prod. i.d.# - 97684JU) laptop that had crashed. If I can fix it, it's mine. Yay!

Problem: Keyboard does not work. It has a fresh install of XP with Service pack 2 - which I believe was taken off a disk labelled XP Pro Svc pk 2, w/sata drivers for gateway - key preloaded - which was in dvd drive.

In device manager under other devices there is a list of devices marked as uninstalled drivers -
3 base system devices,
fingerprint sensor,
foxconn bluetooth 2.0 plus EDR,
Network Controller
PCI Device
SM Bus Controller
Video Controller
Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

The registered to in properties of My Computer has all the symbols for two lines. I have figured by trial and error that the keyboard is not working. USB keyboard and mouse do work.

I have a XP Pro cd, version 2002, unopened that I can use to reinstall the operating system - however this one I believe is for a compaq/hp pc.

My question: should I download all Lenovo drivers to a flash drive, and do I need anything special during install?

will computer recognize usb keyboard and mouse if i am formatting and reinstalling opsys?

I am thinking that maybe with the disk they used that may be the reason why the keyboard does not work.

Or can I just install the drivers needed from the lenovo site, and then fix the "registered to" and "users" in the registry?

what would be my best bet here?

thanks for the help here.

A:lenovo 3000 n100 bad xp install - keyboard not working, 9 device drivers missing

the model number you listed appears to be wrong

put the correct model number in here

Lenovo Support - Download Drivers and Software (US)

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I bought this used notebook, and soon I verified that the audio was not going out, therefore I assumed that a driver was missing, so I went to the lenovo website, (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/products/laptops-and- netbook / thinkpad-t-series-laptops / thinkpad-t430 / downloads), I downloaded the driver and installed it, the audio came back, so I went to the "automatic driver update" item he checked the notebook and found other drivers missing , I asked to upgrade, after updating the Bios driver the notebook rebooted, and now the same 5beeps - 5beeps link and does nothing else, I would like to know how to proceed now.

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I try to upgrade the motherboard BIOS (the model is the MSI GF615M-P33)

but when I go to flash and write me the command(mode with automatic update does not exist since the model is very old) it gives me the following message:

"Flash part is not supported"

How can I fix it ?

A:Problem updating BIOS

Welcome to our forum spinalgr1990.

Are you having a problem that you think updating bios will solve?

Are you trying to update the bios exactly as the motherboard instructs you to.

These are just some basic question that need to be answered no matter what motherboard you have.

What are the bios you have now?

Is this the exact message you receive?






Quote:
"Flash part is not supported"


When it comes to motherboard bios close is not good enough.

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Hello All,

I saw this tread which included some issues with AHCI and I have a few questions.

I recently upgraded my bios on my 965P-DS3 V3.3 motherboard from F10 to the newer F12 version. I went straight into settings and tweaked the Bios per a guide I found on hardocp forums.

I enable AHCI, and set some other SATA settings (my current drive was plugged into an orange socket). Rebooted, XP was sluggish to load and then blue screened. I then disabled AHCI and rebooted using optimized defaults. Only now I'm experiencing very loooooong load times on just about anything. Games, apps, the HDD light is on but it doesn't seem to be reading all the time. Things will eventually load but it's taking 10x as long as usual. So the HDD works, but something is definitely screwy.

So my question is due I revert back to F10 Bios, or do a windows repair or roll back to a restore point, or did I seriously screw up my HDD??? I think I know my course of action (roll back the bios), but I just wanted some more info before I take that risk and frustration of potentially screwing it up. So if anyone has a similar experience with the HDD and this board, plz let me know how you fixed it. Prior to the Bios Update things seemed to be working fine.

Thanks,
Jack
 

A:Problem after updating bios

I put this in your own thread. When you have a problem, please start your own thread. The reason is with one problem, it is difficult at best to follow what has/has not been done. With two problems in one thread, it is impossible.
 

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http://support.asus.com/download.as...2N68-AM+PLUS&os=17>&hashedid=N9gfnjYUinlROPLf

Have downloaded lasts bios, have put it on a flash stick fat32, have renamed file to 1801, got into it fine, backed up current bios fine but when i go to install new one i get error erasing blocks. Not sure what to do now.
 

A:Problem updating BIOS

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Hello,i have download the last Bios update from the HP site. (sp48847.exe)Problem, when i run the file, it opens InsydeFlash but both "Current Bios" and "New Bios" version etc boxes are empty.So i didn't risk to click START.... i prefered to EXIT it instead.I am running is with administrator privileges.So how can i do? My actual version of the bios is F.30 while the new is F.66... for quicker info here is the link to my product : http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv4-1100-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie...

A:Problem updating bios.

Hey @nammy22222, I understand you're having trouble updating the BIOS. Please check out this guide on how to do that HP Notebook PCs - Updating the BIOS as there may be a step you are missing. Cheers,TechSurge.

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We ran into another problem. The motherboard will not recognize the new processor. We cannot update the drivers from a cd or thru windows itself because it will not even boot from anything. It will just go to the main bootup screen and give us a "unknown processor revision" message. We have tried booting to a dos startup floppy disk, but we'v had no luck.
 

A:problem with bios updating

sorry, forgot to include that the motherboard is a msi neo2 rx480
 

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HelloOn the process of updating my BIOS, after downloading "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)" and opening the readme file, i came across a dificulty that im not able to continue my process.(https://us.download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/fbj9ccusa.txt): readme fileSo, i did everything correctly untill the step 2 of the "Installing the Package" process, basically when a put the command ("cd C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYxxUSA\")on the Prompt, appear a message saying: "iit not recognized as an internal or external command"I already changed the path on my Computer properties, but nothing seems to work outIf someone could lend a hand, i would aprecciate a lot. Thanks!Btw: im using windos 10https://gyazo.com/33367d1e74576f72ace4236867258266: sorry about being in portuguese, i really dont know how to make it in english, just in case someone wants to see what appearsEdit 1: my pc is a desktop M93p

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I've downloaded the file from the Toshiba website, and now have P003Fv370.exe. Running that just comes up with "BIOS update is not supported OS, Unsupported OS or service pack is installed". I was under the impression it was OS independent? Please help, I need to update it to stop it crashing and blue-screening me every half an hour. I've already installed the value added package.

I have a Toshiba Tecra M5 PTM51E
Running Windows 7 Enterprise
Current installed BIOS is version 1.70

I also read somewhere about installing it with a USB, If someone could help with that I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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Just tried it again and it says "Could not create "C:\TOSHBIOS.UPD" folder!" I have no idea what's going on anymore.

A:Problem updating Tecra M5 BIOS

Hi

The P003Fv370.exe is a package.
Click right on this package and choose unzip here.
Now you should see other files inside this .exe package.

From my knowledge there should be a file which starts the BIOS update.

If it will not work, I guess you need the Toshiba original preinstalled system to update the BIOS.
At the other hand I don?t think that BSOD appears due to old BIOS version.
I guess update will not solve the problem.

Possibly the BSOD appears due to some critical software issue or hardware problems? so would be really interesting to know if the same happens using Toshiba preinstalled system

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1) Not charged in off mode.2) In the system the bluetooth disappeared.3) There is no possibility to downgrade the BIOS version.4) USB+OTG flash drive Work slowly.5) ... Can anyone fix this, or should I buy a new laptop?

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Hello everyone When I update the BIOS I get the error message (( mount the efi system partition fail )) .... what is the solution?
 
 
Moderator comment: Formatting fixed for readability.

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Hi
 
Recently bought a Lenovo A740 wich I thought had the Nvidia GTX graphic card. When trying to update the driver it cannot be found. I also have a "unrecognized 3D unit" on PCI slot 4.  How can I check if I even have the card? Its a model F0AM00A1MT-G
 
Matias...
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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I am in the process of updating my BIOS settings on my laptop (which I was prompted to do by Toshiba's hardware updating service).

I followed all of the instructions provided by the program as it extracted and ran the update. However, the computer began the process of restarting, but has been "logging off" windows (Vista Business) for about an hour now. I'm not sure how to stop the process without causing serious damage to my BIOS, but this doesn't seem normal.

Please help!

A:Problem updating BIOS- Protege A600

DO NOT UPGRADE TOSHIBA BIOS.

Lack of support and many bugs in their new BIOS.

Before you are making any upgrade try contacting Toshiba directly and see that it's impossible.

Last BIOS upgrade was really bad.

Hen

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Hello

SATELLITE PRO R50-C-11E PS562E
BIOS : 6,20
EC : 1,40
OS : WIDOWS 10 UEFI

Latest BIOS version for my laptop on http://www.toshiba.fr/support/drivers/
=> 09/05/2017 BIOS Update Toshiba OS independent 6.50-WIN World Wide
=> bios-20170428144129.zip => P009Ev650.exe

But when I run, user and administrator, P009Ev650.exe, I end up having a window with :

TOSHIBA BIOS Package ver. 4.4.6
This computer is not supported

Has anyone ever had this problem?
Is there a solution, or another way to update the bios on this laptop ?
For example by extracting the .exe, by dos or freedos, or other...

Thank's for your attention and possible solutions

TRAGAN

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Hi everyone ! I have been Trying to contact support for the longest but for some reason, my SNID and S/N are never recognised... Anyways,I have a AXC-605-EB31 which at base was Windows 8, Intel Core i5 processor 4440, Intel HD Graphics, 1TB Hard Drive, DDR3 Memory. As i booted it for the first time, There was an update right away to Windows 8.1. After an update to Win8.1 a few monts after i got my computer, one of my games started to bug out, and i heard it might have been caused by the game itself being too old for the intel card which was too powerfull for it. In the end, i left the game and never went back to it.I think i did something at the time, but i can't rememeber. I might have tried to downgrade it at some point. As time went by, the Windows10 Update rolled by, so i signed in and got the update on Day 1. I must mention that i got multiple graphic card crashes happening from time to time. But i was expecting a Win10 Update to fix the problem. Later On, Minecraft, for some reason had problem loading textures and i still didn't know why. At the time, came to the Acer Website to try to get some support but couldn't get any (and i didn't know Community existed...) , so i went to Intel to try to fix the problem... to no avail. In the end, i decided to get myself a new graphics card (a Radeon HD 6450) to replace the current buggy one. It fixed the problem... but not the crashes. and here comes the problems i have lately:The Graphics Cards... Read more

A:Graphic problems/WinUpdate Problem/Updating BIOS -...

copy BIOS Win and Rom folders to c:\press windows logo key + xselect command prompt (admin)once on command prompttypecd\press entertypecd winpress entertypeflash.batpress enter it will start to flash BIOS

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My PC crashes frequently and the blue screen mentions to update BIOS as one way to prevent the crashes
I have recently upgraded my RAM from 512MB to 1512MB, also my graphics card from Geforce 6200 to a Geforce 8800 320MB, also from windows XP to Vista. The PC make is a siemens Scaleo P with 3.06Ghz and a Celeron D processor.
however when i tired to update my Bios i couldnt find the download. My motherboard is made by Gigabyte (GA-8S649 MF) the nearest is GA-8S648 and 650. when i search the motherboard number on google the results are rare and foreign making it difficult to understand.
Please help and all advice is welcome
cheers
 

A:Problem updating BIOS, can't find update from manufacturer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Have you tried the Fujitsu/Siemens website?

You will need to enter the serial number into the search options.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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