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Q: Lenovo B590 BIOS update failure! BIOS FLASH! Black...

Hello everyone! I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn`t find any kind of solution for my problem.Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system, which also previously was Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The installation went as usual, and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site, for my product. When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i`ve needed, i stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop, by the producer. So i proceeded to install the upgrade, restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so, but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual. At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing, things that i did not understand at the time (i have never encountered anything like that). After that my screen turned black. I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that, but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter. When trying to boot it all up again, the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else.After doing a little bit of research it appears that, somehowm i`ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something, and nothing else would work at this point. I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back, tryed resetting the bios by taking out the battery but nothing would work. I would be really thankful if anyone would be kind enough to point me one way or another as i do not know what to do at all. Around the webz i found some way of creating a bootable usb flash drive where i would put a compatible version of BIOS from the site and then install it onto the laptop but i do not quite know how to do that properly either, as the software they are pointing me to (wincrisis) is not working by any means.

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo B590 BIOS update failure! BIOS FLASH! Black...

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Hello i have laptop lenovo b590 20208 serial number:**********
i tried to update my bios from h1et75ww to h5et63ww with freedos bootable usb 
It started flashing and it says flash complete /update has failed 
 
My laptop is not working it shows a black. screen after this update but the green power on and cpu fan working well
I downloaded Bios from the officiel website 
 
I saw some solutions on internet by triying to reflash the bios by holding fn+R and hit power button 
I want more information about this procedure and i want a software similar as wincris to create bios dump supported by lenovo ,
 
Hope you will help me thanks
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.  Corresponding MT-M is 6274000

 

A:Lenovo b590 20208 black screen after bios update

Hi Fanlenovo!
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
We've checked from our support website using the serial number of your computer and the BIOS update for it is different from the one that you have. Could you tell us where you got the BIOS update? 
 
Regards,

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Hello i have laptop lenovo b590 20208 serial number:WB11882467i tried to update my bios from h1et75ww to h5et63ww with freedos bootable usb It started flashing and it says flash complete /update has failed  My laptop is not working it shows a black. screen after this update but the green power on and cpu fan working wellI downloaded Bios from the officiel website  I saw some solutions on internet by triying to reflash the bios by holding fn+R and hit power button I want more information about this procedure and i want a software similar as wincris to create bios dump supported by lenovo , Hope you will help me thanks 

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Hello i have laptop lenovo b590 20208 serial number:**********i tried to update my bios from h1et75ww to h5et63ww with freedos bootable usb It started flashing and it says flash complete /update has failed  My laptop is not working it shows a black. screen after this update but the green power on and cpu fan working wellI downloaded Bios from the officiel website  I saw some solutions on internet by triying to reflash the bios by holding fn+R and hit power button I want more information about this procedure and i want a software similar as wincris to create bios dump supported by lenovo , Hope you will help me thanks Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.  Corresponding MT-M is 6274000 

A:Lenovo b590 20208 black screen (no display) after bios update

Hi Fanlenovo!
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
We've checked from our support website using the serial number of your computer and the BIOS update for it is different from the one that you have. Could you tell us where you got the BIOS update? 
 
Regards,

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Hello, How can I update BIOS on DOS?I read this post: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Newest-B490-B590-BIOS-update-not-workin... and this: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-B590-upgrade-and-BIOS-Update/m-p... I found how to create bootable usb on Linux for FreeDos. But I can't add any file to that usb without clear instruction. I think I was able to add bios file for a few times via Debian instructions here: https://wiki.debian.org/FlashBIOS. But DOS says something like this "the exe file can be run under Win32" Debian, Ubuntu and Linuxmint give hardware errors on boot.I think if I update BIOS it should be solved. Current BIOS: H9ET69WW (1.06 ) Release Date: 11/15/2012Latest BIOS I want to install: H9ET92WW My second question is that if I update BIOS, should I also update UEFI? If yes, how can I do it? Because Linux or 64 bit Linux uses UEFI only. To Lenovo staff: I particularly bought Lenovo laptop as I heard Lenovo is one of the few brands that can run Linux. But Lenovo doesn't provide BIOS update for Linux. There is only microcode for Linux and it's not sufficient to call Lenovo as a Linux friendly laptop brand. I appreaciate your answers.  

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Hello, i have a Lenovo B590 with Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2328M CPU @ 2.20GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 610M, can some1 help me with an information? I want to upgrade my laptop, so can someone tell me the best CPU and latest that fits my model? I want to change with an i5 or i7 if is possible, but i don't know what motherboard i have on this model, if i upgrade the laptop with a new, better motherboard, please tell me. And another thing, can someone tell me where i can find the upgrade for BIOS from 1.12 to a newer one for my Lenovo B590 but with WINDOWS 10 ?? I hope is there any1 who can answer my request with an valid one. Ty and have a nice Christmas !

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hi, i have a lenovo b590 laptop (20208 type) with i3 3110m and nvidia gt720m and whenever i try to update the BIOS using the latest BIOS version available on the lenovo drivers download page , i get the following error: https://i.imgur.com/lKMLQV9.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/OkY9aQy.png this is the actual BIOS version on the laptop: https://i.imgur.com/1Tvib3d.jpg  how can i update the BIOS on it? i guess the problem is that the allready running BIOS is H1ETXXXX version and on the lenovo drivers download page is only the H9ETXXXX version which i guess isn't compatible with the 20208 version of the laptop and shows the "machine does not match with this bios" error. forgot to mention that my OS is windows 7 x64 on which i tried to run the bios update.  also will this laptop model gonna receive any new bios updates especially regarding the newly discovered intel security flaws or it's completely abandoned allready in terms of support?

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After CPU upgrade (i3-3110m --> i7-3632qm) on Lenovo B590 model 62743BG with BIOS H1ET75(1.18) 06/27/2013 I am not able to run application with AES instruction set. Upon CPU-Z AES is not supported. Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64-bit Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134System Serial Number: WB13083657 According to Hardware Maintenance Manual (April 2013) I5-3210m CPU is officialy supported on B590 which has AES instruction.Officialy is Windows 10 and I7-3632qm not supported on Lenovo B590, but (almost) everything works fine.  https://ark.intel.com/compare/71670,67355 Problem is in BIOS. How to update BIOS in order to enable AES instruction set?Thank you in advanceMario

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hi

changed the hard drive from normal hdd to ssd on this lenovo
now a menu pops up asking for boot device but just flickers when i select dvd or usb
and i cant get into the bios via f1 or f2 or delete

i just give up with these new bios...they make me mad!!!
 

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Hello,I have full format HDD: i removed it from computer, and make full format on external computer. Next to that, i put the HDD, and the computer shows this screen and no posibilities to do any other thing:Used both buttons:its the only screen that i can show, computer works moving 1st to end, but pressing enter reboot to same screen. I tried to put all keys, f2, f12, enter, del, supr, fn+f2 fn+f2... etc... no one give me to BIOS. And pressing whatever comand the computer returns the same boot menu, dont do anything thanks for your time!

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Hi everyone, Can someone tell me where i can find the upgrade BIOS from 1.12 to a newer one for my Lenovo B590 but with WINDOWS 10 ??

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hi I have a lenovo b590 with i5 3210m (model 6274) I recently upgraded to Windows 10, have the windows key 8 preinstalled on bios, is there any way to change it or to install a bios without keys? currently assembles the version 1.19 bios ,  I downloaded the file h9et92ww but do not know to install bios for this PC version.

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i try many  things  to enter bios and i can't 

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Hi all,15 days ago I bought a lenovo W540 and during the upgrade bios and operation has failed ( Bios upgrade failure).after more than an hour, since the total system downtime, I removed the power to perform a reboot but nothing to do (black screen and beep beep ....).I contacted Lenovo Italy and they told me that ' update bios without their consent invalidate the warranty.This is Lenovo.......











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A:W540 Bios update failure and Lenovo warranty

Hi plorengo, welcome to the forums,
 
I would like to suggest that you contact support once more, and again request a fix under warranty, if on this occasion you also receive no satisfaction you should then simply state that you are not satisfied and wish to register a complaint, the CSR will be able to do this for you.
 
Please ensure that you note the name of the CSR you speak to and also request a call number, the call number will possibly be of help at a later date.
 
Please also see the following post from Mark_Lenovo;
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Bios-Update-Fail-Under-Warranty-but-No-Support...
 
Please give it another go yourself before contacting Mark and please let us know how you get on.
 

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Hi I have changed boot order and also I have disabled UEFI in order to install linux on other partition(not done yet). as I always do on other laptops. But now after changing to legacy mode I cannot access BIOS anymore. I got pxe-e61 error. OK so I insert USB linux drive and it is working properly with live boot.  But I realy need to boot Windows, but it is not possible becoáuse of UEFI being turnd off. Also It is not possible to access bios, because BIOS was accessed from recovery windows menu, whitch doesnt load anymore. Also when it is booting up (lenovo logo) I press esc (no other keys are workind) which open menu where I "can" boot to BIOS. So I press F1 menu dissapears but I end up with same PXE-E61 error. Any advice how to enter BIOS and change it back to UEFI mode ? thanks

A:Lenovo B590 cannot access BIOS - UEFI disabled

I hope you meant to say Lenovo B590, because I cannot find any reference to a Lenovo G590 Not sure why, but others have reported that to regain access to the BIOS, you have to do the following. remove the battery and power, then remove the back panel.remove the BIOS battery.    See page 44, 45 and 52 of the Hardware Maintenance Manualleave it for a couple of minutes (I would say 5 minutes or more).replace the BIOS battery and the cover, then the battery and then the powerBoot up and use F1 / F2 to go into the bios Hardware Maintenance Manual Lenovo B590https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/b590_hmm_en.pdf I hope it works for you too. Good Luck,

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A few days ago I had some problems with my HDD so I brought a new one.  To install Windows in the new drive I plugged in the DVD drive that Lenovo ships with the laptop and tried to boot from it. That failed and BIOS got like "programmed" or stuck with configurations that doesn't let it recognise any boot media no matter if it is a USB stick or HDD, no matter if I try to change the configuration of the BIOS it would always get back to the initial state of not being able to boot I even tried to reset it by unplugging its battery and the laptop battery but the only thing that happens is system time starting from 0 while any other configuration stays the same.  I thought this could be fixed using crisis recovery mode, but the laptop doesn't recognise the BIOS loaded on the USB and never make any sort of beep or alert noises, the screen doesn't show anything either and fans just get to 100% I really need help to solve this problem, it's like the BIOS got stuck in the last configurations before plugging the DVD drive in. (The Boot menu still showing that there's a USB booteable device even when it is not plugged in).

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Trying to update a B590 (6272BG) with Bios H1ET63WW with the newest Bios https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/h9et92ww.exefailed with "Your machine does not match with this BIOS. Update process will be halted"OS ist Win7 x64 with all aktuall security fixes. How I can fix this problem?

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Hello,
I updated BIOS M5010A12, but after restart my computer is dead, no beeps, just power led is ON and DVD drive is checking for disk.
I browsed a lot and I just found steps for bios recovery for N5010, I have M5010.
I copied .rom and .hdr file extracted from bios to USB stick formated to FAT (256MB), 
removed battery, inserted USB to all connectors, put power cable while holding "End" button.
Laptop powered up, but nothing happened. Power LED is on, but screen is still black.
Please, help. Laptop is out of waranty and I don't want to spend money for programming flash via programmer.
Thanks folks!

A:Dell Inspiron M5010 BIOS update failure - black screen

If you've waited for 20-30 min to see if the recovery worked to no effect, you really don't have another option at this point.  It'll likely cost about what a replacement board does to have the BIOS chip unsoldered, flashed and resoldered.
www.parts-people.com/index.php
That said, $150 is a lot to spend on a system this old.  It may make more sense to replace the system.

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 modifiqué la bios y ahora el pc enciende pero la pantalla se queda en negro. intenté el truco de la pila pero no funcionó. quiero preparar un pendrive pero lenovo no proporciona el archivo descomprimido para sacar archivos, solo deja descargar un exe del que no puedes extraer ningún archivo para el pendrive. yo necesito el archivo bin. porfavor alguien que me  ayude. model b590 englishI modified the bios and now the PC turns on but the screen goes black. I tried the stack trick but it did not work. I want to prepare a pendrive but lenovo does not provide the unzipped file to extract files, just let download an exe from which you can not extract any files for the pendrive. I need the bin file.Please someone help me.

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HiAfter unsuccessful BIOS update I made a brick from my G780. Maybe notfully. SYmptoms are below. When I pressing power ON button I hear a fan, HDD and DVD and led frompower, battery lights on, and led from hdd blinks one time. After thatnumlock's led is on. On screen I see nothing. It is just black. Even indark room when I'm flashing directly on it still see nothing. In thisstate Laptop react for pressing capslock or numlock buttons andchanging their state ON/OFF. I tried to do emergency BIOS flashing by unplugging AC, holding Fn-Band then power button. FAN is spinning on highest speed, pendrive thatI used blinks one time and after about 10 seconds starting flashingwith led for 20 or more seconds. I seems like reading bios QIWG5.binfile, but after those 20 seconds nothing happens. I read that G780should make one short beep, and after a while should start beeping ininterval several times. Instead of this is only silence and after a fewminutes shutting down without success. Symptoms are still like insecond paragraph. I tried every USB port, with or without battery, original BIOS that wasbefore update, this new bios. Pendrive is formatted in FAT16.Any suggestions about what else can I do?Best regards, Peter*sorry for my English I didn't use it since school)

A:Lenovo G780 after BIOS update brick with black scr...

Try hooking up an external monitor and see if it works. If it still does not work contact Lenovo by phone to set up hardware service.CB

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Hi.  I have got a Lenovo z50-75 notebook. I made a bios update yesterday, but it failed and when turn on the screen black. How I solve This problem? Solutions? Thanks for everybody. 

A:Lenovo z50-75 bios update failed, black screen

If you need to update your android mobile please check you internet speed, storage and update mb. Because if you internet speed is low your update will be failed.

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Hello, I recently bought a Lenovo z50-75. A few hours ago I wanted to update my bios. It was updating and suddenly the laptop restarted and there was just a black screen. I could hear the fans running, but the keyboard doesnt work because if I press Caps Lock the light won't turn on. I searched on google and there I found some solutions (with pressing keys, removing battery, etc.), but none seemed to work.I also found something about the CMOS battery. I opened my laptop but I couldn't seem to find it. What can I do now?  Best regards, Max

A:Lenovo Z50-75 bios update failed > black screen

Welcome to the Lenovo Community Max !
 
From viewing your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual there is a motherboard CMOS battery.  Unfortunately from the illustrations in the manual it would appear that the CMOS battery on the Z50-70 is soldered directly to the motherboard and can not be easily removed.  In that case try removing the main battery pack again and then press the power button for 60 seconds or longer.  Hopefully the CMOS battery will not be able to keep up with the power drain and will clear the CMOS.  Then reinstall the main battery pack and try powering it up. 
 
For your reference, here is a link to the Hardware Maintenance Manual......
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g_z_50_series_hmm.pdf
 
If that doesn't resolve the problem then I recommend you contact Lenovo Support for additional warranty service.
 
Lenovo Support  -  Netherlands
 

Dutch 0900-654-654-0 or Email: (? 1 per gesprek)
9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday

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I updated my bios for the laptop and the laptop restarted and the screen was black but laptop was powered on. Also keyboard backlighting is on. I turned it off and then on hundreds of times and held the power button for 30 secs but still nothing.

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Hello! Due to an HD problem, I want to update Bios via bootable USB stick.
 
I probably have HD´s problems. With it, I dont access anything, neither BIOS . Before to buy a new HD, I want to certificate that BIOS or the communications are ok.
 
In the Lenovo download center I only find the * .exe file for Windows (which I do not have on the machine).
 
Where can I find this ISO? Or, is there a means to extract the ISO from the * .exe file?
 
My computer is the Lenovo G480.
 
Thank you

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I'm on a fresh install of 64-bit windows 8.1, but the BIOS installer gives the following error message: "Your machine does not match with this BIOS. Update process will be halted." Why on earth is this? I googled the error message but this only seems to be a problem with people trying to upgrade the BIOS from win 10... but I'm definitely on 8.1, it even says Windows 8.1 Build 9600 in the corner. The only modification I made is that I upgraded the ram to 8 GB (from 4 GB), but the BIOS update fails even if I take the extra stick out.

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Hi everyone, I have this Ideapad 700 15ISK for a year and half now. The laptop started giving a random shut down issue 3 months back, after trying every possible solutions from the internet, none of them worked out. Someone suggested me to update the BIOS so I downloaded the BIOS for this model from the Lenovo support page. The update process went all fine from what I saw and the system tried to reboot but it's now stuck at the black screen only, the screen is however turned on but nothing shows up. The Lenovo logo does not appear and I can't access the BIOS settings either... None of the function keys seem to get me to the BIOS settings, even tried the NOVO key but still no luck. I read around that resetting the CMOS battery settings might solve the problem but I'm not sure about this am afraid of damaging the internal parts. Is there any ways I can solve this issue?

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 Hi, I recently updated the X1 yoga 1st gen to the pushed out updates. This laptop, other than the battery life decreasing (expected) has been doing fine. However, after the recently pushed out updates, it stopped recognizing touch and stylus. This maching was fine just prior to the BIOS flash and updates.  I tried to install the new 9/14 touchscreen drivers and it says "Target device not found" (even though it was working immediately prior to updates. (other topics similar to this are not pertinent to this situation) My suspicion is that it is triggered by soft ware - BIOS, but I can't quite roll that back. I would appreciate any help.

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I own a B590 (20208) with Windows 10 (64 bit).I tried running "BIOS Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit) - Lenovo B490, B590" and got the following message: "This BIOS is only for Lenovo B490. Are you sure you want to update the BIOS on this machine ?" and "Your machine does not match with this BIOS. Update process will be halted." The readme attached to the .exe says Updated Date 2015/8/6
Software name H9ET92WW
Support models B490/B590
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit 










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A:Newest B490/B590 BIOS update not working

Hello
Same issue here,I hoped that the bios upgrade should be solve the problem, but the "official" bios isn't working, nicely done again.
I need to renew my battery, thirdparty isn't available due to lenovo lockout ... right, I've bought a genuine lenovo but this isn't working too ... nicely done
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht073984
 
 
Moderator comment: Post edited to conform with the Community Rules. Keep it clean and keep it civil. Fair warning.
 

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Hello everybody,First of all please excuse me for the spelling I'm french .I would like to update the BIOS of my lenovo B590 but I work on Linux Debian stretch. But all the update utilities are only available for Windows. I currently have the H5ET63WW version (1.06) of the BIOS. I did some research on the Lenovo Support Center and realized that I needed to get the BIOS version H9ET75WW first (Here : https://support.lenovo.com/fr/fr/downloads/ds032260 ). So I downloaded the .ZIP file, however it contains a lot of files and I do not know which one to use ... Some friends advised me to go through a FreeDos Live USB to flash the BIOS, but not knowing which file to start, I find myself confused .Here is a recapiltulatif of the system features :  Thank you for your help, I'm well aware that the Linux environment does not facilitate anything but for my work I have no choice ...

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Hi...i have a lenovo B590...this laptop was a gift ...two days ago i power up and no boot...shows boot option menu but no option get charge the system, also cannot boot from the usb key or cd room...i tried remove the battery (the two) but still no boot and the bios supervisor password still appear... anybody know a solution?

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i have used the bios update utility for my ideapad300-15ISK downloaded from the product page  , after that the device tells me this message default boot device missing or boot failed.insert recovery media and hit any keythen select boot manager to choose a new boot device or to boot recovery media i can`t use my laptop and can`t find a way to flash the bios againany help please??


























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Hello guys, I have a big problem. Yesterday, my notebook started a bios update while starting. Unfortunately, the PC shutdown during the update process and now, everytime I start the pc, there is only a black screen and the fan spins heavy. Has anybody an idea how I can recover the CMOS/Bios? Taking out the CMOS-Battery and the Accu didn't work.  Thanks for your help, Olli

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I'm a new owner of a Flex 4-1570 Ideapad. I have a critical update awaiting install, however the window popup says it is for the YOGA not the Flex. Thus, I have not installed it. My question is, should I install it? If not, how do I turn the notification off? Thanks! 

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My Lenovo x270 was having some start up issues which eventually prompted me to reset the CMOS battery and bios (as shown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4XA9eFV0ao ). That worked, and I was able to start up my laptop as normal, go into bios, set the time, etc. But when I had to restart my laptop after installing a new bios update, the laptop crashed. I tried doing a CMOS battery/bios reset, but that hasn't helped. The power is fine: power button goes green, keyboard lights up. But the screen stays black, and the laptop plays a weird tune (not bios beeps?), as in this video I recorded (at the end): https://youtu.be/1S2g7mpIx6U  I tried the hard power reset button on the bottom of my laptop too, but that didn't help. I also tried connecting a monitor via HDMI and starting up the laptop then, but the same thing happens: black screen, weird been song.If I press the fn key, it plays a beep song too... Any ideas what's wrong?

A:Laptop black screen after BIOS update, resetting CMOS battery/bios, and power reset

I literally despise Lenovo BIOS updates, and avoid them like the plague unless absolutely required. There is a Android App called Lenovo PC Diagnostics (available in the Google Play Store) that can listen to that code, tell you what the error code is, and the solution. You should be able to press and hold the Fn key and get the code to repeat while the Lenovo PC Diagnostics App is set to Acquire.    I tried it using the tone in your video, and it returned the code: 0285    (TCG- compliant functionality-releated error (might be the TPM initialization failure)  but unfortunately the "Action" it suggests is "Replace the system board (motherboard) (service provider only)    You may want to run the diagnostic yourself to confirm just to be sure. I presume that you cannot get into the bios or boot by any means to attempt to re-flash the BIOS, so you may need to contact support.  Best of luck,

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So it's not a huge problem, but after updating the BIOS on my T480 from V1.17 to the current release V1.24 the Lenovo Vantage tool still reports (on lower right corner of screen) that I have BIOS V1.17 installed. The update installed normally and I have verified that V1.24 is installed Boot --> F1 --> reviewed installed version. I thought you guys at Lenovo might want to check it out. I do have the current version of Vantage installed (latest version offered by the Microsoft Store for Win 10 Pro): V 4.27.32.0





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A:Lenovo Vantage reports incorrect BIOS version after BIOS update

 
 
See below.  Basically Vantage "may not"  show current BIOS version.  It will eventually "catch up".  The data is cached.
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht506091

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The last time I updated the BIOS on my Lenovo V110-15ISK I got this instruction that I didn't understand (5. Please load default in BIOS setup menu before and after executing this program.) It took me a while to figure it out but when I finally did I updated the BIOS & had no issues I'm posting this info to make it easier for others to do the same  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from Windows 10 1) Click all setting?Update&Security?Recover2)Click Restart now3)Click troubleshoot4)Click Advanced options5)Select UEFI firmware settingsThe screen will fade to black & enter the BIOS Setup Utility6)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu7)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter8)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Select YES & Click EnterYour PC will now restart & you can begin the BIOS updateRemember to follow these steps before & after the update  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from the power on screen 1)Restart the system or shut down the PC completely,  the screen will dim off, but it will light up again 2)As soon as you see the ?Lenovo? logo Press F2 (Fn+F2) key The screen will now enter the BIOS Setup Utility3)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu4)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter5)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Sele... Read more

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The last time I updated the BIOS on my Lenovo V110-15ISK I got this instruction that I didn't understand (5. Please load default in BIOS setup menu before and after executing this program.) It took me a while to figure it out but when I finally did I updated the BIOS & had no issues I'm posting this info to make it easier for others to do the same  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from Windows 10 1) Click all setting?Update&Security?Recover2)Click Restart now3)Click troubleshoot4)Click Advanced options5)Select UEFI firmware settingsThe screen will fade to black & enter the BIOS Setup Utility6)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu7)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter8)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Select YES & Click EnterYour PC will now restart & you can begin the BIOS updateRemember to follow these steps before & after the update  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from the power on screen 1)Restart the system or shut down the PC completely,  the screen will dim off, but it will light up again 2)As soon as you see the ?Lenovo? logo Press F2 (Fn+F2) key The screen will now enter the BIOS Setup Utility3)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu4)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter5)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Sele... 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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Hi. I have a Lenovo B50-30 mode 80ES. It was set to require a password on startup starting with a capital "A". While experiencing charging problems, amongst other things, I updated the BIOS to 9CCN35WW, downloaded from the Lenovo support site. Since updating, the laptop no longer asks for a password on startup (No big deal, I applied a windows password), however, when pressing F2 to access the BIOS (which I need to do, the F keys are the wrong way round), it asks for a password, When pressing to strike a capital A, the laptop beeps and doesnt enter it. It wont accept capital letters anymore, therefore it wont accept the pre BIOS update password. I have referred the laptop to Lenovo service, including returning the laptop, and they have been nothing short of useless. They said they couldnt repair it under warranty because of "Marks, cracks, inappropriate treatment" and it would cost £255 for a replacement system board. I really couldnt see why I should pay for an issue created by their support system, so I asked them to return it unrepaired. Upon arrival, the laptop was immaculate, so I dont know what damage they were referring to. Is it possible to downgrade the BIOS to a pre update revision, to change the password and then reset it to one the new BIOS approves of? Thankyou in advance.

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Hi,my old BIOS IVKT06AUS I flash to new BIOS IVKT07A If i connect power adapter my computer automaticaly start without push the power button but start OK to Win.If i go to sleep mode and wake up with keyboard computer start to black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep :-(If i long push power button computer is off and i again short push power button computer start correctly (i see all running aplication as i wake up from sleep).From windows i switch off computer. Now if i disconnect power adapter and connect again i hear only beep and black screen (black screen and speaker starts beep 3x short beep 1x long beep)Again i must long press power and short press power and computer again working.I try change memory but same problem :-( Previous BIOS is OK withou this symptoms. I think is problem in new BIOS :-( Sorry for my English :-)Please help me.Thank You.   

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hi
i download file "61M29306.zip" from techspot.com/drivers/driver/file/information/12183/
and run this files "WinFlash.exe" to update my bios and my pc reboot but no boot at secend time plz help me
my mainboard is "ECS GeForce6100PM-M2(V2.0)"
 

A:BIOS flash failure

Unplug the PC. Pull the CMOS battery off the motherboard for a few minutes, then reinstall it and power on the computer...

Sometimes "BIOS flash failure" means that a new motherboard is in your future
 

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I need to update the bios on my pcg-c1vp sony vaio netbook"PheonixPhlash Error File open failed on PLATFORM.BIN press any key to exit". The bios is the one that the sony vaio website links to "Phlash5.zip" containing "Phlash5.exe".

Maybe i need to run it outside of windows, but im updating the bios because it won't recognize any external boot formats. Its running windows xp pro at the moment and that is the only capacity that it will boot in.
 

A:Phoenix bios flash failure

Sony should have Bios Flashing instructions on their support website. Find them! Most of the time bios are flashed outside of Windows using a bootable floppy or CD/DVD disc
 

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Hi All,

I recently started experiencing BSOD's on my PC and in the process of trying to fix this I have decided to flash my BIOS.
I flashed it but now when I start my PC I get the message "disk boot failure, insert system disk..."
I suspect the problem is coming from the fact that I have a dual boot system that let me choose Vista or XP, and that for some reason, the new BIOS does not recognize it.
I have NO CLUE on how I could solve this.
XP was installed first on C drive, then Vista on a separate physical drive.
Please help!
 

A:Boot failure after BIOS flash

Was it the correct BIOS for your motherboard? Did you have a RAID setup? Go to the BIOS setup and make sure that your hard drive is recognised and listed in the boot order.
 

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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

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