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x1 carbon 6th, boot problem after bios updates.

Q: x1 carbon 6th, boot problem after bios updates.

After BIOS update (logo change), press the power button and the picture below will be fixed on the screen. As soon as the power is turned on, there is only one cursor in the upper left and nothing happens. I tried to remove the coin cell of the BIOS, remove the battery of the laptop and press the reset button at the bottom.It doesn't work. If you know the solution, please help.

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Hi everyone, Lenovo X1 Carbon 3-gen. big issue after BIOS Upgrade. From 1.26 to 1.30. Upgrade went nicely, seccesfully finished. But after that, by starting windows 10 i'll get a blue screen with a message: Inaccessible Boot Device. No idea what to do. Windows repairing tools, nothing helps. including recovery tools etc. In Bios itself, I changed boot settings coupple of times, all combinationes. Legacy, UEFI, both etc. nothing helps. My bios looks like on the picture added to this topic. Anyonne encountered this type od problem?  

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Hello, I recently purchased a new Thinkpad Carbon X1 6(default windows), and was wondering how to setup BIOS, to boot usb?Its is shown on boot menu, but its not working, I have tried same usb to boot on different pc and it worked. 

A:X1 Carbon 6, BIOS usb(flash) won't boot

Dear customer,ThinkPad enables Secure Boot feature for Windows so that you need to disable the Secure Boot feature at BIOS Setup to boot from USB key.  Please follow below steps to change the settings.1. Boot the system and press F1 key to enter BIOS Setup2. Go to Security -> Secure Boot page3. Select "Secure Boot" and change to "Disabled".4. Press F10 key to save setting and exit BIOS Setup  

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I would be very grateful for any help out there... I have the Lenovo X1 Carbon, type 3448-34U. The laptop was booting fine, but it had an OEM Windows 7 install filled with bloatware, so I wanted to re-image. I created a new USB stick and reimaged the machine. At the end of the installation I was interrupted and left the laptop for several hours. When i returned it was off. Now, when I press the power button, the keyboard lights flash, and the screen shows the Lenovo logo and briefly the message "To interrupt normal startup, press enter". Then turns off. I have tried:  - During boot, I have tried pressing enter, pressing F1, F2 and various combinations- Tried the power reset using the paper clip in the hole at the bottom.- When I press F1 repeatedly during boot, the computer beeps and says "Entering Setup" very briefly (so fast it's hard to read), then turns off- tried booting to USB sticks Other than the repeated pressing of F1 which shows the "Entering Setup" message, nothing has any affect, and the laptop just shuts down. Any advice? Thanks!

A:X1 Carbon will not boot, or enter BIOS

I had the same problem.If you have windows installed, do not shut it down normally, but make a hard reset (press for a few seconds the turn-on button). It looks like Windows Computer (WC) does not really shut down so you miss the chance of entering the BIOS.To me it works by then pressing the F1 button (without any extra Fn or Ctrl, etc..) a few times after pressing the turn-on button again (no need to press them at the same time).Btw., if you want to install GNU/Linux and boot from USB, you may need to change this in the BIOS: _security _disable secure boot, and_startup _UEFY legacy -> both My system: Win10 (now Debian), X1 4th generation, PCIe SSD

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Hello, I recently purchased a new Thinkpad Carbon X1 6(default windows), and was wondering how to setup BIOS, to boot usb?Its is shown on boot menu, but its not working, I have tried same usb to boot on different pc and it worked. 

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Yesterday I got some drivers updates along with BIOS update. BIOS seems to update successful (now its 1.14), everything under BIOS works. I had 2 OS: win10 and Ubuntu with grub. I've been a happy user of all these for several months, but... The problem is that after some driver update (which was done via Lenovo utility for Win10) I cannot boot any OS nor any OS installation even! Recovery ISOs, diagnostic tools... Nothing can be booted. BTW, I know how to deal with Secure boot and legacy mode. I can manage to start the boot process of anything listed above, but they all behave the same. They freeze in the very beggining. Everything which involves ACPI just hangs on boot. Linux hangs after message "ACPI tables successfully requested" or smth like this. Win10 displays dots which go round 1 second and then hangs. If I add "acpi=off" to Linux boot options, it boots (but almost nothing works there without acpi support). Things which don't require ACPI work. For example, I can boit BIOS update ISOS. Still it does no help as my BIOS version is the latest and it doesn't allow to rollback. It can't be hardware problem as it occured after Windows updated drivers and flashed some firmware (not BIOS, but I don't know what it was exactly). I can access data on SSD and can see some logs if needed. Hope for assistance How to flash again all possible laptop firmware from boot USB? What can be flashed except BIOS?

A:X1 Carbon (Gen3 20BS) cannot boot NOTHING but BIOS

I tried to use hard reset... Hold that tiny button on the bottom for 30sec approx. Now it doesn't switch on at all o_O Just no reaction on power button. With or without AC. Not even on long press. What shall I do now?Lenovo, what's wrong with your devices? Why can user brick a device just using reset button?!?! Now I cannot even get my data from the SSD... **bleep** it!

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This is really bad. I had been using Linux host OS for < 1 month using this laptop. Everything was great. I was running VM with a mounted point. And I clicked to suspend VM, and on half of suspension the laptop just hang. Then it crashed (not a kernel panic, something about ext4, I thought, ok, let's reboot). But now I see only LENOVO logo and can not even start BIOS, nor recovery, nor I see my fan is running. This is freaken bad. Trying to power off my Laptop to reset conf, but I guess it's BIOS chip problem. Any suggestions?

A:Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th does not boot to BIOS/UEFI

First, unplug the machine, and press and hold the power button for a full 10 seconds.  Then turn the machine over with the bottom cover up and the hinges away from you.  Near the back, near the right, there is a little hole that is just big enough so you can lightly press a straightened paperclip into it.  See if that resets things so it will start.  After that, are you still under warranty?

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Took my X1 Carbon on vacation with me in Thailand.  Used it once.  Tried to boot it the following morning and a message about something missing - in courier font without a screen driver.  Now it will not boot even into just the bios.   Press the power, and the power button lights up, the keyboard function selection is active and can be toggled through, the keyboard can backlight, but nothing else.  Then a short time later it shuts down on its own.  I have tried powering it on and using a paper clip to press the reset button.  Any ideas?

A:X1 Carbon (20A7) No Bios, No Boot, keyboard lighte...

Is your warranty still active?  This would be a good time to use it.

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This morning, I'm working on downloading available BIOS updates related to Meltdown/Spectre, and creating bootable USB keys with the updates for each model computer that we use.  I've downloaded the update for the 20BS from here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-... According to the readme file, this update should include a tool for making a bootable USB key to install the update, but the tool and the "Instruction US - BIOS flash USB memory key.txt" file referenced in the readme both seem to be missing from the download.   Please advise how to create a bootable USB for installing this bios update.  

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Greetings, I've been a happy owner of the following notebook. Yesterday after using Lenovo Vantage I got info that a new BIOS is available 1.35. I updated, the system rebooted, it was all fine and working. I eventually turned off and rebooted the laptop a couple of times during the day and still everything was fine, until later that day in the evening I put the laptop to sleep (closing the lid). After trying to wake it up I got a cold shower. - The screen doesn't light up- There is no POST or boot picture at all- The Keyboard backlight lights up and works- The adaptive touchbar works (and cycles thru the two menus)- The fan spins for about 5 secs after power om The things I have tried so far: - Connecting to an external monitor to see if there would be any activity - no signal- Tried pulling out the battery and draining the system (holding power button for a minute)- Tried the reset button. Unfortunately nothing worked, and im stuck and in need of assistance. Thank you in advance for your kind advices.  

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When start up, my device no longer shows options such as 'press enter to enter bios set up' , and no longer responds when I press f1, f2, f12 etc repeatedly.   Instead, it keeps running to open the windows log in page.  It did work fine but changed over night.  Any ways i could restore that? Thanks! 

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I just bought new laptop Thinkpad X1 C7. Power on and configure windows10 its work properly.Update patch and UEFI Bios (v1.2) over think vantage. After boot up screen appear error "2203: System configuration is invalid" press Esc to continue.when i press Esc windows boot up and still work fine. i ry to restore factory default Bios and Windows 10How can i fixed this issues?Note: UEFI bios v1.2 but Embedded Controller Version v1.1 did miss match!    

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this is what happened after i upgrade the BIOS

A:X1 Carbon screen problem after BIOS upgrade

1) Disconnect power adapter and Press power button for 45 seconds.2) Reconnect and try to start. 3) When you press power button, what happens? Does any light come on? 4) Can you try starting without the power adapter connected?

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Hi guys, i'm having trouble updating the bios 1.20 using Lenovo vantage. I tried several times but as soon as downloads the bios update and start installing it i receive a message  of failed intallation. any idea why?  

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Hello, I have a ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd generation. Two days ago, I have updated the BIOS to the latest version 1.12. The installation went well and I successfully booted into Windows 10 with no issues. However, the fan was not working anymore. I did not notice this until the laptop was extremely hot (which is very unusual for this laptop under low/medium load). In particular, I was just running a "disk cleanup" using the native Windows tool and after 5 minutes I decided to kill the process (this operation usually takes 1-2 minutes). My feeling was that due to the temperature the cpu was in throttling. At that moment, I noticed that the fan was not active. After a shutdown, the fan was again working. However, I noticed that the fan kicks in much more often than it was used to. For this reason, I did two things:- I have downgraded the BIOS to 1.11: BIOS 1.12 updated the CPU microcode, I am not sure that the microcode was downgraded as well when I downgraded the BIOS. - I have run the "Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool": I was afraid that the high temperatures may have damaged the cpu. The tool reported that the maximum temperature of the cpu during the benchmark was always safely within the expected threshold and all the tests were passed. Now, I still can see that the fan kicks in much more often than usual. I have noticed, using sensors under Ubuntu 15.10, that every time there is a very short burst/peak of... Read more

A:Fan Problem after BIOS Update - ThinkPad X1 Carbon...

Laptop has got anti overheat thing so if temp rises over 100c it will automatically power off like if the battery was dead and that you unplugged it that sort of power off so temps you don't have to worry but as long laptop alone isn't idle at 80-90c then laptop needs clean out to fix it and if that won't fix it then it could be something else

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Hi everyone, Yesterday I did a complete system restore (to factory state) of my X1 Carbon 5th Gen system.  Following the restore, I use Vantage to search for Lenovo updates - and it only finds 3 optional updates, but ZERO critical updates.  Then I run Windows Update and it also finds ZERO updates - says my system is up to date, even though the only updates it has installed are Malicious Software updates. It even keeps dropping the wifi connection, despite the wifi being perfectly stable. Have I completely destroyed this system?  Below are screen shots of the Vantage window with the BIOS and product number.  I've never had such an issue like this after a full system restore.  Thanks! 

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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Hi
I am running a home-constructed PC (started out life as a Dell, but i had to replace the motherboard and - well, one thing led to another).

Asus A8N-E running NVidia nForce4 with AMD processor
Windows XP professional
Zone Alarm security suite

It's been working fine for a couple of years with the odd hiccup but i transferred to Zone Alarm from McAfee about four months ago, and upgraded to IE7 - security and fire walls seem to be a big part of the problems i've had in the past so i thought i'd mention it.

last week i had the "application error with winlogon.exe" error on log on and I couldn't boot at all. I did a repair install from the XP disk which *Mostly* worked, but now I have no mouse. I am having to tab through the browswer fields to even post this message which is incredibly frustrating!

Odd symptoms:
* IE has rolled back to version 6 (I guess that might be a function of the repair install)
* In the device manager there is NO "mouse and other pointing devices" entry, let alone any mouse recorded under it
* In the control panel, the mouse hardware properties are completely blank (no way of updating driver or getting more inform,ation - selecting the buttons does nothing)
* In Regedit the particular registry key that Microsoft says I should be looking for (at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/142405) which is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Services/Class/Mouse doesn't even exist in the registr... Read more

A:Mouse Not Detected, bios problem? Can't even get INTO bios on boot

Most likely a bad mouse, or a bent mouse pin, or you are using one of those wireless mouse units, or a cheap usb mouse.

Mouse detection problems are exceedingly rare except for the above... never heard of a mouse being affected by a virus.

Uninstall Zone Alarm if you are using Internet Explorer 7.0 because you will always have problems otherwise.
 

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I got a SSD now in my system connected to the first sata port with win7 installed
My previous (mechanical) sata hard disk who was prev. setup on this port is still usable and also has win7 installed on it. i wnat to use it as a experiment setup.
If I connect this old hdd to another sata port say sata 1 or 2.

Can I choose to boot from either the new SSD or the old sata-hdd and run win7 without problems using the BIOS boot order?

I read some scary stuff about this scenario could mess things up because both both drives used to be 'C'

Also I have my BIOS setup with AHCI nowbecause of the SSD. My previous hdd used the standard sata-mode. If I use this old mechanical sata hdd which has windows7 on it and use AHCI in bios will it boot/work?

A:Boot from one of 2 attached drives with BIOS boot order no problem?

As long as you installed windows independently, with the other drive unplugged, there would be no issue choosing either one to boot from the bios.

I doubt if the hard drive will boot in AHCI mode, but test it to see.

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Finally got my new X1 Carbon up and rolling with the stock Lenovo image on the drive and have a couple of questions about some recommended updates per the Lenovo app: Recommended Updates Intel Integrated Sensor Solution (Version 3.0.14.3056) - Previous Version - None So......(1) I don't fully understand what this thing does and (2) do I need it? Based on the previous version none indicator it was not installed in the original image. Optional Updates Lenovo Power Management Driver (1.67.11.8) - this shows "no previous version installed" but under Programs and Features in windows I see that version 1.67.10.20 is installed...not sure why the Lenovo Companion app is not picking that up? Thoughts?

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Hello I just asking if there is Spectre and Meltdown patched bios coming to Yoga 910-13IKB. Latest bios is old from June 2017, which don't have any patches for Spectre and Meltdown. Also I would want to have newer Graphics driver. Available driver is even older than bios and Intels own drivers are not supported. I was suprised that Windows 10 1809 worked with this old drivers. 

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Hi,

I'm running Windows XP, SP3. After a recent (3-4 weeks) automatic Windows Update, the computer restarted itself overnight (normal restart after updates) and it would not boot into the login screen again. It would loop itself into attempting to go into safe mode (or normal mode, depending which option you select). If safe mode is selected, it would freeze at loading a driver named agpCPQ.sys and restart itself. At some point after restarting itself again and again, it would run chkdsk by itself in which it reports the volume is dirty and starts checking the disk, but the situation doesn't resolve after chkdsk runs.

Normally, I'd use the Recovery Console, but it would not detect the Windows installation. It would only detect Windows after I've switched the SATA operation in BIOS from AHCI to ATA. However, even if the Recovery Console detects the Windows installation, the blue screen error

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, STOP: 0x0000000A (0xF000E987, 0x00000002,0x00000001,0x8081FFFA)

pops up after I select the installation or tries to detect one. I've tried selecting both the first and second options in the Recovery Console, with the same result. Sometimes, I would also get a similar error

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000018, 0x00000002,0x00000000,0x8051C7EA)

but this would dump physical memory to disk and restart.

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A:XP boot problem after Windows Updates

Which Linux system (and what version) do you already have on your bootable USB device?We may be able to use that one. Otherwise I may get you to use a different one to investigate the problem.When you attempt to load Windows normally and it BSODs with the STOP 0xA error, is there a particular file displayed in the "Technical Information" section, such as in the example image below (ati3diag.dll)?If a file name is shown in your error message, please report what you see.

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I have been running windows 7 updates on an X1 carbon for several hours and it never pulls anything. Has anyone had this issue? I've never had this problem before. Not sure if its a Microsoft thing or Lenovo issue.

A:X1 carbon 4th gen windows 7 updates never download

Think you have install automatic which both dedetcts (which can take up to hours) and installs .. you will find if you restart computer there will be 100 patches waiting.if your just looking to upgrade to Win 10, you can shortcut by using the windows win10 upgrade tool.I would recommend you to 'reset' the windows 10 install after upgrade as I have never seen a win7 upgrade without some issues. After refresh everything is fine.if your just looking for something to happen, set 'do not install automatic' setting on your windows pdate.

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In September 2017 I ordered and received my ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th gen laptop.  So far I have found the computer to be outstanding, with one enormous and seriously troubling flaw:  the trackpad / touchpad mouse.  While I have not had the issues with the mouse/arrow suddenly disappearing or freezing, I have found the trackpad to be incredibly tempermental.  For example, when working in Word with tables and you attempt to widen or narrow the width of columns, it is incredibly difficult to easily position the mouse/cursor over the bars of the columns.  Using the trackpad, the pointer will stop moving as you move your finger across the trackpad, but then you move your finger just the slightest bit more, and it moves right over the place where you want the arrow/cursor to be. For example, if I roll my finger tip left or right (not move it, just roll the tip of my finger) the cursor will sometimes respond and other times will not.  It is this gentle rolling that is needed to get the cursor in just the right spot sometimes - but no, not with this laptop. This is a problem in every application i've used thus far and it makes the computer absolutely inferior to my last ThinkPad (T430S) which had an oustanding trackpad that was easy to maneuver and very friendly to the touch.  I have loaded all the latest drivers for the computer and specific ones for the touchpad, but they have not resolved this problem.  I am a professor at a university an... Read more

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I've recently updated my Carbon X1 Third Generation from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The support web site says I should isntall the INtel Chipset Driver but when I try I get at error message c:\drivers\win\intelinf not found. Even if I browse to it, it still says it isn't found. The files size and checksum seem wrong. I think the fact the System Update keeps trying to install Intel Management Enginer 12.0 Software every day might be related to this. The Intel Management Engine Software appears to install without error using System Update but when you next open it, it says it needs to be installed again.

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After updating the bios on my 2nd generation X1 Thinkpad, it stopped recognizing my HDMI port.  I'm using a ThinkPad OneLink docking station so I tried plugging the HDMI cable directly into the laptop, but that didn't work either.  If I plug in the VGA video dongle that came with the laptop into the laptop, I can the external monitor to work with VGA, but not HDMI.  Unfortunately the OneLink docking station doesn't have a VGA port or I just use that and move on.  I read several posts regarding "ThunderBolt" but I'm not sure what that is and if my laptop is supposed to have it.  Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm running BIOS:GRET62WW (1.39 ).  Thanks!

A:Carbon X1 2nd Gen HDMI not working after Lenovo updates

I'm running BIOS:GRET62WW (1.39 )

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I hope someone can help fix this issue I have all the family ready to string me up. The laptop will not start. I've tried most things but to no avail. Thanks in advance. When the power on button is pressed the green light comes on, the keyboard backlights briefly flash, the fan spins up for brief instant, if I listen very closely with the back cover off I can hear the speakers hiss with noise, and (if I have reset the machine) 2 tiny red LEDs on the F1 and F4 keys flash once. The power light remains green but then nothing happens. If I turn it of I get a sharp pop sound from the speaker. When I plug in the AC adapter the power light flashes 3 times. Same results with or without power adapter. This all came about after I had gone against my mantra of 'if it ain't broke - don't "fix" it'. I updated various drivers from the Lenovo site both manually and after selecting an automatic update. I cannot recall every item that I downloaded in the end but they included:Lenovo Power Management Driver (64-bit)ThinkPad Monitor INF File for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPadIntel HD Graphics Driver for Win 10 (64 bit)Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software (Gigabit Ethernet Driver) for Win 10 (64 bit)Realtek High Definition Audio Driver for Win 10 (64 bit)Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit) NOT SUREIntel Wireless LAN Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) NOT SUREIntel Bluetooth Software for Windows 10 (64-bit) NOT SURESynaptics ThinkPad UltraNav Driver... Read more

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I?m currently updating the BIOS of some Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 PC´s and I came across a problem. The Flash UEFI BIOS update (provide by Lenovo) worked almost perfectly on the first PC´s, despite it didn?t automatically open the console and started the flashing process.Anyways I did go on with my work. Almost all other PC´s had the problem that when the second phase (yellow font)/ afudos.exe imagefb.rom /defans /capsule /b /n /r /sp started the afuwin.exe stopped working (it crashed). It seemed like the Update wouldn?t get done this way so I decided to try it with the USB Flash method, also provided by Lenovo, but it also didn?t work. It says in the second phase ?15 - Error: Secure Flash function is not supported on this platform? Last but not least I tried to update the BIOS with the CD-ISO but when updating with this method it says that the BIOS-Version is too old. Some information about the system: ThinkCenter M83Type: 10BE0003GEOS: Windows 7 SP1 64bitBIOS-Revision: FBKT73AUSBIOS last Updated: 01.April.2014 Furthermore Information what I found out:BIOS-Revision seems to not matter (same version but some worked some not)Doesn?t matter if BIOS is set to UEFI only or Legacy onlySecure Boot also seems like it doesn?t matter if it´s on or notWhen the afuwin.exe crashes it only writes a return codeI use the update provided by this Page from Lenovo (Update: fbjycpusa)https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/downloads/ds035753 Thanks... Read more

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Hello all,  I've been struggling with my lenovo x1 carbon 1st gen for over a week now. I initially enabled bitlocker, and it ran and set up fine. Then the next time I turned on my laptop, it acts as if there is no drive installed. I cannot see it in the bios, or when hooking up drive to another computer and using disk manager. Things I have triedRunning diskpart to see the drive - it is not listed when I do List DiskRunning Disk management with the drive plugged into another computer - Again not listedInstalling linux - Linux cannot see the driveThe only theory I have to go off is that the PCIE ssd driver is missing, but I cannot find it anywhere for the life of me. Does anyone know where the driver is for the 128gb PCIE msata ssd for the 1st gen x1 carbon? I started this Topic here as well. Thanks,Skylar Stickley

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I'm having a problem during the post stage of boot up with my Dell desktop running XP. During the boot process, the computer occasionally hangs and I may have to restart it several times; this does not happen everytime. I have down loaded and installed the latest BIOS as recommended by Dell Forums and the problem continues. Does anyone have any ideas of what I should try next?

Thanks,

Captain Olsen
 

A:BIOS boot-up problem

Have you run your anti-virus, anti-malware, programs lately?
Also, open my computer, right click on C drive, select Properties. Tools tab, Error checking.
A box will open giving choices of repairing. Check both. Then click Check now. It will ask if you want it to run on next boot. Check yes and reboot the computer. It will take a while to do the checking.
Next, I would defrag the drive.
Hope this will be of some help.
Post back and let us know how it goes.
Vicks
 

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My buddy broke his computer and is now tasking me with fixing it. He recently moved and after he set up his computer again, it is having problems. Mind you it worked perfectly fine before the move. I have gone through several troubleshooting steps, let me explain it all...

When you power up the computer, there is no BIOS screen. No post, just blackness. Case fans work, hard drive turns on, cd drive opens, so I know it is getting power. About a minute later, the desktop background appears with a random MS word icon, but thats it. No taskbar. Mouse and keyboard work, but nothing loads. The programs don't open, no ctrl alt delete. Just a picture for the background (yes it is a picture that is saved on the hard drive).

I haved unplugged and reset all the cards and cables to all the components, nothing changes. I thought perhaps the hard drive was messed up so I attached it to my PC and it works fine, windows loads and everything.

So what I am left with is the mobo/bios. Remember initial bios screen does not pop up, its just black until the picture shows up.

Any ideas of how to go about fixing this? I am going to try another mobo this weekend to see if thats the problem.
 

A:BIOS problem on boot

Have you tried reseting the BIOS by removing the BIOS battery for 2 minutes?
 

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I was putting in a second hard drive and was rebooting frequently. I may have rebooted and scrambled the bios. How does one know that it is salvageable or that the chip &/or card needs to be replaced?
The POST sequence does not appear to be reached. The fan comes on, the hardrive spins up, but there is no signal to the video, no check of the A drive for boot up, and no beep from the POST sequence. The computer light just steadily winks.

I have tried removing the jumper and power, but as I read it the only thing that is unpowerred on the AWARD 4.5 bios, biostar board M6TBA ver 1.2, is the pass word. To get a total reset do I pull the battery for 10-20 min?
 

A:BIOS boot-up problem

disconnect everything except vid card, processor, memory, and floppy drive and see if it will boot.

Could be you have the hard drive cable or floppy cable on backwards.

If you remove everything and it still won't boot, pull the cmos battery out for awhile and then put it back in. That should reset the cmos to defaults, you will have to reset hard drives, etc if it boots after that
 

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Hi,

I am facing this problem with my PC, I was using it just like any other day, but I decided to restart it just to make sure the softwares I installed/uninstalled throughout the week were working.
Now, my windows XP wont boot. I get that white blinking underscore on a black screen and nothing else shows up.
(For a few seconds blinking the underscore moves 1 line down, and then nothing happens)

I have tried setting BIOS to default values, replaced SATA cables, changed power cables (DC and AC cables), removed battery, removed any plugged device besides keyboard, and still no success.
However, I was able to connect my HD on my laptop, and I can see all of my files from here, ran a chkdisk, registry cleaner.

I did tried copying ntldr & boot.ini from my laptop (which boots normally) to my desktop's HD.

I am using an Asus P5KPL-AM, I've also tried flashing the bios using the one from Asus website, on my MB's page. But the flash utility says its not compatible. (my Bios is Rev.0402)

I'd also like to mention that I've tried booting my XP cd, but it doesn't even try to read it, the same thing happens.

I really need help with this one.

Thanks in advance,
Psy.
 

A:BIOS or BOOT problem.

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got error code ERROR 216 - failed to read BIOS from ROM ! Status=302any idea?thanks

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Hi. I just updated my bios on my X1 carbon and added a custom image by following this description that was supplied in the download (g6uj13us): NOTES ON CUSTOM START UP IMAGETHIS VERSION OF THE FLASH UPDATE PROGRAM GIVES THE OPTION OF *REPLACING (OR ELIMINATING) THE DEFAULT "LENOVO" IMAGE THAT IS *DISPLAYED DURING SYSTEM START UP. *GUIDELINES FOR CUSTOM START UP IMAGE: *1. THE TWO IMAGE FILE SIZE ARE LIMITED TO 30KB. *2. RESOLUTION OF THE IMAGE *     LOGO1.* --> LESS THAN 640X480 *     LOGO2.* --> LESS THAN 1366X768 *3. VALID FORMATS FOR THE IMAGE ARE AS FOLLOWS: *     BITMAP (.BMP) FILE FORMAT *     JPEG (.JPG) FILE FORMAT *     GIF (.GIF) FILE FORMAT *4. LOGO2 IS DISPLAYED WHEN 'OS OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS' IS SET AS *    'ENABLED' IN SETUP MENU. OTHERWISE, LOGO1 IS DISPLAYED. *STEPS TO ENABLE CUSTOM START UP IMAGE: *1. PREPARE YOUR IMAGE AND COPY IT TO THE SAME PLACE WHERE *    WINUPTP.EXE EXISTS. *2. RENAME THE IMAGE AS FOLLOWS. *    BITMAP FILE --> LOGO1.BMP OR LOGO2.BMP *   JPEG FILE --> LOGO1.JPG OR LOGO2.JPG *   GIF FILE --> LOGO1.GIF OR LOGO2.GIF *3. RUN WINUPTP.EXE AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. *So I created two jpg files for LOGO1 and LOGO2 and it flashed like it should but when it rebooted I'm in BIOS image limbo. The whole screen is just a black and white checkerboard until I am asked to enter bios password och encryption keys... Read more

A:X1 Carbon BIOS Image

Since there's no replies I figure that nobody else did test this or encountered this problem?So follow up then, is there any way to contact lenvovo by email? Everytime I try to find a way to contact them that is not a voice call I get redirected to phone numbers. Dont they give support over email?

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Need to get into Bios for a X1 Carbon with touch pad because the computer needs recovery. The touchbar is not lite up and no way to push F1 to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.  I got into the Startup Interrupt Menu already but it says Press one of the following keys to continue.  ESC to resmume normal startup  F1 to enter the BIOS Etup Utility  F10 to diagnose hardware ...etc How do I push F1 if the touch bar is not on? 

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Currently I received the latest X1 Carbon 8th Gen which under Lenovo Vantage system update require me to install bios 1.16 from the current 1.13. Everytime I download , there will be a error message to say install fail and need to reboot and download again, Anyone face this problem and has a solution on this? very frsutrating   

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After having updated the BIOS from 1.19 to 1.20 this morning on my X1 Carbon Gen 3, the fan has suddenly started to be become VERY active. Even with little or no CPU load it makes way more noise compared to 1.19 and below. Anyone else who noticed this ?BIOS 1.20 release notes states I can't revert back to 1.19 for security reasons, so I can't really revert to compare.

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Hi,I love changing BIOS splash images, and I did exactly the same with my x1 CarbonHowever, during the recent update on 1.22 BIOS, a window saying "say yes if you want to keep the changed image, say no to revert to default" I opted no, as I actually wanted to replace my custom image with the other one.And all of a sudden it reverted to stock LENOVO image and I can't flash my modded splash at all!I tried downgrading and reflashing BIOS, tried flashing the image I already had....nothingI simply can't remove default BIOS image I found this post but it's not workinghttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-BIOS-Image/m-p/1442683#M46584 Any ideas?

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i recently got a new mainboard for my x1c 2015 and i find that the BIOS just could not get updated through the Lenovo official software.so strangemy current BIOS/EC version is1.03 (N14UJ02W) 1.03 (N14ET25W) 1.02 (N14HT29W)what i've done trying solve this:1 BIOS settings-checked.there is no bios update prevention settings2 BIOS reset-tried but it doesn't work3 System version-changed from Win7 to Win10,nothing happened.anyone could help me figure this problem?.besides,i noticed the info page of BIOS showed that the ME firmware version is blank,could there be any connection with my prob?thanks a lot guys.

A:X1 Carbon 3rd could not update BIOS pls help

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Currently I received the latest X1 Carbon 7th Gen which under Lenovo Vantage system update require me to install bios 1.16 from the current 1.13.
 
Everytime I download , there will be a error message to say install fail and need to reboot and download again,
 
Anyone face this problem and has a solution on this? very frsutrating 
 
Moderator edit: Fixed Gen number
 
 

A:Cannot install bios 1.16 for X1 Carbon 7th Gen

Hi Patric9797, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
What's the model number of the machine?

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Hello, We have an Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (20A7, 20A8) Windows 10 x64 and the computer performance slowed down since we updated the system with Lenovo utility, the most relevant update is BIOS update us 1.31.1.19. The CPU usage increases from 5% to 9x% with no reason and its continiously increasing and decreasing without opened applications, we also installed Intel IO updates. Somebody have the same situation or knows how to fix it? Thanks,Regards

A:Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen slow performance after installing Lenovo updates

That is the reason why I always going to see forums of new updates, those updates are like beta, with bugs and other things that cost us to waiste our time fixing it and getting stressed.I got critical update about bios, but as my performance is great I don't updating anything.My answer would be, to backup your bios version, it will get things back to work properly.And for future just don't install anything, after installing it cost problems.Yesterday I wanted to download program, yeah downloaded virus too, rofl, internet is full of virus, so technical supports could make more money ( if you can't fix yourself)

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Hello guys,
I have a problem with my laptop, HP Pavilion dv5 (check my specs if needed).
Here's what happened:
I've upgraded/updated the BIOS for my Dell desktop computer (downloaded driver from the dell website) and it worked like a charm.
So then I decided to upgrade/update the BIOS for my laptop when I saw that the HP website drivers page recommended upgrading/updating the BIOS, and so did I.
But then at a certain point of the upgrade/update my laptop froze. I waited a lot for it to un-freeze but it didn't! then I switched the power off from the power button (which was kinda stupid of me to do.) and then it wouldn't boot! I don't know what to do now. Thus, I really need help in my problem, please, I would really appreciate it if someone helped me.
Thanks a lot.
Bryt.

(PS. I'm not sure if this is the right section of the forum to type this message, if not please move it to the correct section then )

A:Bios Upgrade Boot Problem

When you were attempting the BIOS update on the laptop did you have the power cord plugged in?

Next question; was the laptop not working properly which required the BIOS update? If it was working properly there was no need to update the BIOS.

This is the risk that is taken when updating the BIOS with out fully understanding what is needed/required to update the BIOS. Each vendor has a specific order in how to update/upgrade their BIOS. I know it's not what you wanted to here.

There a slight chance of salvage, if you reboot and once it reboots....beeps for the first time....keep tapping the F8 key until you get advance boot menu and see if you can get into safe mode or try any if the other options and see what happens.

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I have just purchased an NB10t in the UK, and am trying to boot to a bootable USB

I have noticed the BIOS on this particular model is UEFI mode only, That in itself is not an issue as users can sign their own OS's with a CA and use them, however this laptop refuses to boot from any external medium...or even provide an error message.

I have changed the boot priorities in the BIOS and moved the USB to the top
I have disabled Secure Boot option in the BIOS
I have tried all 3 USB ports as well as 3 different drives (NOTE: THESE WORK FINE ON 3 OTHER SYSTEMS a dell laptop/desktop and an acer laptop)
I have also tried various distributions (Debian & Arch)
I have used multiple installation methods (Unetbootin/Full hard install/Rufus etc..)
I have tried all versions of your currently released BIOSs (Shipping with V1.0, Jan-V1.1 Feb-V1.2)

After trying all of these when pressing F12 at boot, the boot menu shows up but upon selecting a device the system continues to boot into the HDD (Win8)
After googling around I noticed you have released 2 BIOS updates I have tried all versions of these and still the system refuses to boot into my selected device

Can we expect any more firmware updates in the near future? Is there a way to workaround this issue to boot my chosen OS? Is there a CSM option?

A:Bios boot problem NB10t-A-101

The notebook can be booted from external source like USB flash memory stick but you have to ensure some important points:
A few hints:

1 - USB stick needs to be in the right-hand (USB2) port.
2 - USB stick needs to UEFI bootable (a Debian or Ubuntu installer, copied to the USB stick with "dd", is fine).
3 - Bootloader file must be named boot/bootx64.efi (again, a Debian or Ubuntu installer image will already be OK).
4 - Try holding down ESC before/during hitting the power button, to select the boot device.

Here I found another thread about this theme:
https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?75759

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Hi

after a couple of days of searching the web looking for an answer to my problem i have not succeded and so have decided to see if anyone here can help!!

My problem starts with my pc not booting up past:

'Verifying DMI pool data' resulting in 'Disk boot failure please insert system disk and press enter'

I have had previous trouble with the machine (which was corrected) and had enough of tackling problems myself and so took the machine into a shop to be repaired. They replaced the power supply and ran some diagnostics. When it returned it worked fine for about a week or so and then i started getting the same error:

'Disk boot failure please insert system disk and press enter'

i ran a chkdsk on the c drive in another machine and it did not return any errors. After much deliberation i then decided to re-install windows and reformat the drive (c. The fresh install worked fine for about two days before recieving the message again:

'Disk boot failure please insert system disk and press enter'

at this point i began to do some research on the internet about what the problem maybe and found out techniques that others had used with success (such as FIXMBR) my intention was to run this command and see the outcome but first i thought i would run a chkdsk to see if the drive had gone bad. this time it did return with errors and i ran a /r to reapir the drive.

This is where i get a bit stupid, i have two drives ins... Read more

A:Boot problem, Bios cannot detect any HD

It could be a controller issue. Did you install the SATA/RAID controller drivers?
 

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