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Lenovo G575 bios recovery

Q: Lenovo G575 bios recovery

Hello,I need from help.How can I recover my Insyde H2O bios on Lenovo G575?I have read few topics in this forum about some others models ot LENOVO, but my bios image is with extension ".ROM" not ".WPH." I have many try with usb, unbluging the battery and AC cord, FN+R or FN+B, no result. I have try the usb in all 3 usb ports.The problem appeared after downgrade the bios, now my screen is black.

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I have a Lenovo G575 (4383) that powers on, but I just get a black screen with no backlight, and it doesn't seem to even get past POST if I remove the hard disk or memory, I should have heard beeps telling me there is no RAM?  The fans come on for about a second, but then stop and the power button remains lit.  I suspect the BIOS or EFI is corrupt somehow. I can take the battery out, hold Fn+B, put the power cable back in, turn the power on, then release the keys and the fan stays on when I do that, I understand that this is how to get into the BIOS restore mode.  Can I just extract the factory BIOS from the .exe file hosted on the Lenovo support site, copy it to a USB drive and restore it that way?

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So, my son's Lenovo G575 from 2011 had recently had critical parts of it die for no visual reason. Those parts are the Hard drive and the CD drive. The g575 had an AMD Vision processor, and a Western Digital Scorpio Blue Hard drive with 320 gb, which is the hard drive the computer came with. I don't know what model or brand the CD Drive is, and I will explain my situation now. The CD Drive didn't die recently actually. It died like 3 or 4 years ago. When you press the eject button, it makes multiple clicking noises an won't open. My son didn't do anything to damage the drive. The only way to open it is by putting a paper clip in the emergency hole. And when you put a disk in, it tries to read for a second, before making a clicking noise and not reading the disk. Now the Hard drive. It died recently, about a month ago, and it died while sitting in our storage closet. The OS that it came with was Windows 7, which we later upgraded to Windows 10. My son was using it, and ever since he got his Lenovo G50-70, he used that as his main computer, leaving the g575 to sit in the storage closet. When he put it in the closet, everything was working fine. But then he wanted to recover the product key, since he scraped off and ripped the sticker as a little kid. But when he turns it on, he see's "No boot disk detected, check cable connection.". We opened the laptop and saw that the hdd was connected properly to the laptop. Also when the hdd tries to read, it makes a loud clicking noise. I ... Read more

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Firstly let me apologise for knowing nothing about this stuff...my sons G575 Laptop stopped working a while ago and I was informed multiple times that the hdd had failed. I have purchased a replacement (exactly the same) and fitted it. When I turned it back on I get the following message:Atheros PCIE Ethernet controller v2.0.2.3check cable connection!PXE-MOF: exiting Intel PXE ROMNo bootable device--insert boot disk.  So, what do I do? I have looked on various forums that suggested f2 and resetting to default (which I have done) I don't have a disk to insert , is the laptop screwed or fixable?was/is the problem something other then the hdd?any help or advice that I can do without going to a pic repair shop would be greatfuly received. From memory it was running Windows 7 Thanks again Dan

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Hi, some bad news. I tried to flash the bios on this g575 .. it seemed to go well but on reboot i'm not getting any video either from the laptop's monitor or the external vga plug. At this time I'm really frustrated because it's a client's machine. Is there a fix or workaround that I'm not aware of? I've referred to https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Bios-Recovery-For-lenovo-laptops/td-p/884287 but it doesn't seem to work. Any help would be appreciated at this time. Yours sincerely,rob alexander

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Hi All, I have run out of ideas to resolve my problem and hoping the Lenovo forums can help. I have  a Lenovo G575 laptop (1GHz AMD C-50 CPU, 4GB RAM (motherboard has a single slot only)) and have replaced the harddrive with a 120GB SSD (Link to Integral P Series SSD on Amazon). I have performed a fresh install of Windows 10 (using the Windows USB/DVD Creation Tool) and all is well until I shutdown the laptop. Upon starting the laptop again, I see the lenovo splash screen and the boot process stops. I am left with a black screen and a flashing cursor. So for some reason the laptop refuses to boot a fresh Windows 10 install from the SSD drive. If I replace the new SSD with the original mechanical harddrive (which was automatcially upgraded to Windows 10), then the laptop boots into Windows 10 no problem. The only way I can get into windows is to insert the Windows 10 installation media (either USB or DVD), boot from there and then choose 'Repair' and 'Continue to Windows 10' at which point the OS loads fine. However, if I try to reboot or shutdown then I get stuck on the blank screen with the flashing cursor. FYI, the hardrive is partitioned with MBR (and not GPT) so I am somewhat confident this isn't a legacy BIOS/UEFI issue. The BIOS options are pretty basic and there is no mention of a legacy BIOS option. I have tried everything I can think of including:- Running the 'Startup Repair' utility on the Windows 10 installation media- Runni... Read more

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Hi all,
 
My Lenovo G575 is a few years old, but still works. I have only 1 RAM memory slot soldered onto motherboard. Windows 10 is installed, but quite slow on the internet. Can i upgrade RAM memory from 4gb 1066 speed to one single 8gb card? will it use 8gb or just 4gb? Any options to make internet faster, as i do have BT Fibre and only a few metres from router?
 
Thanks all.
 
 
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OldComputer1999 wrote:
Hi all,
 
My Lenovo G575 is a few years old, but still works. I have only 1 RAM memory slot soldered onto motherboard. Windows 10 is installed, but quite slow on the internet. Can i upgrade RAM memory from 4gb 1066 speed to one single 8gb card? will it use 8gb or just 4gb? Any options to make internet faster, as i do have BT Fibre and only a few metres from router?
 
Thanks all.

From the parts list of the Maintenance Manual - your computer will only accept 4gb modules.  If you only have one socket on the motherboard, you are limited to a single 4gb stick.  Usually the system has the option for two memory modules, so I would suggest contacting Lenovo support by phone to discuss this situation.
 
Cheers.
 
CB

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How to Recover a bad or brick bios in lenovo laptops:1.Download Phoenix Wincrisis then Click on the WINCRIS.exe and choose CREATE MINIDOS CRISIS DISK and press START to make: USB Flopy or usb flash memory.When creating the boot Floppy or usb memory, select from Folder Options to view the hiden and system files and delete or rename the file config.sys if present.2. Download your Bios file from lenovo.com if u dont have it, Rename your BIOS file to bios.wph and copy it to your: USB Floppy/usb memory.3.Plug USB Floppy/usb memory into laptop and shotdown.4. Hold down Fn+R keys and while holding press the power button.5. Now you should hear the flopy drive working or usb blinking, hold the keys for a while.6. Leave the computer for few min. and if the computer does not restart it self turn the power down.7. if everything went OK the computer shold start normally.Download Phoenix Wincrisis Links:link to filehttp://www.mediafire.com/?ztmilmmeymrNote: This procedure is for Phoenix BIOS`es only and this metod works only for lenovo.VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUTE RECOVERY LENOVO LAPTOPS: Do not take off your battery before flashing unlike the others brand that you should take off battery!! It seems that before flashing, it verify AC/DC connection and battery level. If one of them is not ok, then reflash is stopped.Hope to rescue your laptop.
 
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Right after re-installing Windows 8 on a Lenovo G510, I updated the BIOS to version 79CN50WW (V3.09) with the file which is available on this website. Unfortunately, the update crashed right in the middle of the process and leaves me with a broken BIOS. After booting the notebook, I get the following messages: lenovo logo"EFI Nentwork 0 for IPv4 (F8-A9-63-33-28-09)" with an [OK]-Button. If I hit OK, I'll get..."No bootable device -- Please restart system"If I restart the system, I'll see the following messages: lenovo logo"EFI Nentwork 0 for IPv4 (F8-A9-63-33-28-09)" with an [OK]-Button. If I hit OK, I'll get..."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"If I hit [OK] again, the Boot Manager shows up with a list which has two entries which are:EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (F8-A9-63-33-28-09)EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (F8-A9-63-33-28-09)Whatever option I choose from these both, nothing changes. How can I recover the (previous) BIOS or get the notebook to work again properly?

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Hi,i'm looking for 2 weeks a method of recovering my laptop,I made the BIOS update and updated windows,after rebooting it appeared that I have no bootable environmentand at the second start, the black screen remained,I checked the memory chip, the SSD, on another laptop and it works smoothlywhat can I do? 

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0. find another computer connected to internet.1. download bios file : http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/uk/en/DriversDownLoads/drivers_show_3446.html2. download this file : http://narod.ru/disk/6016157001/Lenovo.Y560.Phoenix.Crysis.Tool.zip.html  ( Phoenix.Crysis.Tool include new PHLASH16.EXE - 1.7.0.21 [20.11.2009]) and extract it to the desktop.3. extract the zip file, rename "30cn71ww.wph" file to "bios.wph" and copy this file under phoenix tool folder.4. plug the usb stick ( not more than 4 gb or about 2-4 gb )5. run wincris.exe > start > ok > ok > no6. turn off your notebook. plug the ac power & battery & ready usb stick (into the port usb / e-sata?)7. hold down Fn+R keys and while holding press the power button.8. you should see usb blinking and hear fan noise, hold the keys for a while.9. after 5 seconds, leave the computer alone. wait for auto restart ( may take couple of minutes 1 or 2 )10. if it doesn't, restart your computer.if it works, you will be able to access your computer.   *alternatives :http://www.2shared.com/file/e2lgJ1Vy/y560_Bios_Recovery.htmlhttp://rapidshare.com/files/449087298/y560_Bios_Recovery.ziphttp://hotfile.com/dl/106487305/9a37aee/y560_Bios_Recovery.zip.htmlps. thanks for the translation

A:Lenovo ideaPad Y560 BIOS Recovery

thanks. it really worked. 

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So I tried updating the BIOS on my Lenovo M92p desktop using Lenovo System Update program. Unfortunately, it didnt work and i ended up with a blank screen. I waited for about 10 minutes and still nothing happened. I decided to hold the power button and had it shut off. After multiple power ons, still no POST. I read the HMM and the section about BIOS boot block recovery. It said I needed to burn an iso file to a CD and also move the CMOS jumper to pins 2 & 3. Since I dont have a cd, I put the bios flash package on a usb drive instead, plugged it into pc, and also moved CMOS jumper to 2 & 3. Computer turns on and there are two beeps. No display. Does this mean I will have to get a CD?













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A:Help with BIOS please. (Lenovo Boot Block Recovery)

What format was the USB drive?  Try using FAT32.  Failing that, yes, get a CD. 

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I have a brand new Lenovo S510 Desktop (small form factor).  This one:http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/desktops/lenovo/s-series-sff/s510/  As usual, the first thing I do with any new pc is to update the software, drivers and BIOS. Downloaded the lastest BIOS from here.I chose the "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system)" version.http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds112505  Ran the utility from Windows 10 x64. After the utility ran in Windows, the machine shutdown and rebooted into the BIOS Setup Screen and began writing the new BIOS file, as expected. The BIOS update got to about 25% complete in the status bar and then froze during the "writing boot block" portion. I left the computer there for about an hour with no change. Powered down the machine eventually and, as feared, upon restarting:- the machine turns on- hdd runs, fan runs etc- but there is no video- no beeps, nothing So, BIOS appears to be bricked.  What is the correct method to perform a BIOS recovery on this specific model?It's a current 2016 model.  BIOS is AMI if I remember correctly while staring at the BIOS setup screen. Unfortunately, the S510 Desktop support pages don't appear to have any model-specific instructions for BIOS recovery.  As a result I've been trying recovery instructions for other Lenovo models... but have been unsuccessful so far. If possible, I'd prefer to recover from a usb stick but will d... Read more

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I have a brand new Lenovo S510 Desktop (small form factor).  This one:http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/desktops/lenovo/s-series-sff/s510/  As usual, the first thing I do with any new pc is to update the software, drivers and BIOS. Downloaded the lastest BIOS from here.I chose the "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system)" version.http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds112505  Ran the utility from Windows 10 x64. After the utility ran in Windows, the machine shutdown and rebooted into the BIOS Setup Screen and began writing the new BIOS file, as expected. The BIOS update got to about 25% complete in the status bar and then froze during the "writing boot block" portion. I left the computer there for about an hour with no change. Powered down the machine eventually and, as feared, upon restarting:- the machine turns on- hdd runs, fan runs etc- but there is no video- no beeps, nothing So, BIOS appears to be bricked.  What is the correct method to perform a BIOS recovery on this specific model?It's a current 2016 model.  BIOS is AMI if I remember correctly while staring at the BIOS setup screen. Unfortunately, the S510 Desktop support pages don't appear to have any model-specific instructions for BIOS recovery.  As a result I've been trying recovery instructions for other Lenovo models... but have been unsuccessful so far. If possible, I'd prefer to recover from a usb stick but will d... Read more

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Hello! I recently wanted to update the bios of my laptop Lenovo Ideapad n581 with the official software. Well, after the bios update, the laptop was no longer running, just the black screen.How can I recover the corrupted bios, considering the Insyde bios? I tried some internet tutorials but no results. Thank you!

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Hello! I recently wanted to update the bios of my laptop Lenovo Ideapad n581 with the official software. Well, after the bios update, the laptop was no longer running, just the black screen.How can I recover the corrupted bios, considering the Insyde bios? I tried some internet tutorials but no results. Thank you!

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Hai ,.. sir, I got some issues after bad BIOS Flash , the laptop cant go past Post checking at boot up, the screen just in black , with the backlit keyboard on . The fan n , cpu are running , but seems the system is halted , capslock or numlock cant be pressed. Woul you mind advising us how to recover/reset the bios ?  can the power flee/cycle method works ? ( since this is unibody type ,  not battery easy removable ) and shud Y50 had any recovery method using usb like putting the bios update image and pressing one of those [Fn]+R or B or F  @ power on works ?? very much appreciated for the help . Needed help from this forum senior members. Pleasee thank you very muchregards,

A:Lenovo Y50 BIOS Recovery/Reset method needed HELP!!

Please Anyone had any thoughts ??Lenovo Techies could you help me ?Thanks in advancergds,

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Hey guys, so I've gotten myself in a bit of a pickle. Ok, long story short, the hard drive in my Lenovo Y50 crashed and started doing the click of death.  Fed up with dealing with Western Digital, I said "screw it" and drove to the nearest computer store and bought a Kingston 480GB SSD (Which I am LOVING so far). However, because the size of the drive was smaller, my recovery USB refused to restore the operating system, so I had to borrow my friends computer, download the media creation tool and do a clean install of Windows 10 that way. Everything was totally fine, then I remembered I had forgotten something really important. Every single back up I've ever done was with Lenovo Onekey Recovery. A program that I did not have anymore. So obviously my next course of action was to get a recovery key from Lenovo. I called the number, explained the situation, and they sent me the key that I got in the mail today. I plugged it in expecting the rest of the road to be filled with puppies and rainbows... but it's not looking that way. Going into BIOS, it does not see the Lenovo Recovery key as a boot option. I've since made my own clean windows 10 recovery drive than can be booted into fine, but it doesnt recognize the lenovo drive as a bootable UEFI device either. Furthermore, it doesn't matter if I set BIOS to UEFI or Legacy Support... it still doesn't recognize the drive either way. The guy on the phone told me he'd have to send me a windows 8.1 key, si... Read more

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I apologise in advance as I am no genius with computers. Basically Im trying to reset my laptop back to factory settings. I have read many post which It dictates that I need to press F11 or f8 or even the onekey button on the start up screen to bring up the restore options. However none of these work.  I'm unsure on how to proceedIf anyone could help I'd very appreciative.  Thanks 

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The disk that was sent to me is a USB written in Universal Disk Format - never seen this format before. It was uninitialized so i considered trying to activate it in a few ways, through diskpart in windows, and also by cloning via linux and adding boot flags to the partition it was written to. No luck, though. I'm reluctant to do much more, considering I paid money for this drive; what gives? How does one use this mysterious little drive?

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Hello, I recently inherited a Lenovo Ideapad U310 Model 4375 and it currently has Ubuntu installed with no sign of any Windows partitions.Because of this, I can no longer make a recovery disc (if it was even possible to make in the first place). I've looked up the serial # on Microsoft's website for Windows and the windows product key is to be serviced by OEM (so can't download a Windows 7 ISO).Also, when trying to go through Lenovo's contact us page, the laptop shows warranty has been expired (whcih is fine). However. I could not find a page where I could purchase the recovery disc. Other things I've tried is pressing the Recovery button on the side and selecting "System Restore" from the boot menu. As expected, this does not work as the partition no longer exists. My questiopn is, where can I get a recovery disc to restore this laptop (Ideapad U310 Model 4375) to factory settings?   Thanks,Jon

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Hi there. I've installed a clean version of Windows 10 Home 64 bit, and, noticed that, with the basic Microsoft display adapter driver, I would be able to adjust screen brightness and would get maximum resolution as well. How ever, even though I disabled automatic driver updating in Windows before I first connected my laptop to the internet, it still proceeded to download a driver that it got via Windows update which ruins the adjusting of brightness. I tried to install the 64-bit Windows 8 driver that is available at support.lenovo.com but that one has the same problem, I can't adjust screen brightness when using it. Neither did the latest Windows 10 Radeon HD 6xxxM driver by AMD off of their website help at all. Everything else works perfectly fine in terms of Windows 10 except for adjusting of brightness, and, I am unable to stop Windows from constantly updating the graphics card driver via Windows Update despite the setting found in System Properties. As such, the laptop is, largely useless, and, has wasted loads of my time. It's a shame really, as, I invested loads into this laptop, and, though it's perfectly capable of running Windows 10, the fact that I can't adjust screen brightness wrecks everything. I have even installed the Energy Management driver, but, that doesn't help anything either. Could someone, please, advise me of some way through which I could make Windows simply STAY at the Basic Microsoft Display Adapter driver, or, w... Read more

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[Moderator note: Added model number number to subject for discoverability.  ^AG]
 
I had to purchase a new hard drive due to disc failure warnings via the smart tests.
I had backed up my files on an external hard drive. When I purchased my laptop, I also purchased the Lenovo recovery disks.
I installed the new hard drive with little issue.I booted the computer up, no problems. It loaded the disc 1 of the recovery set.I answered the intro questions, it started the process and in less than a  minute I received the "Product Recovery: Recovery failed" message.
I checked the forums and I do not see a resolution. Maybe I missed it. The OS is Windows 7. Machine type: 2436Model: CTOBIOS: G5ETA6WW (2.66 )
 
Any help is appreciated.

 
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A:W530 - using purchased lenovo recovery 3 disc set - Recovery Failed

I wonder if it isn't a windows licencing issue ? I am not if M$ are still supporting installs of Win7 and maybe something is failing there if you are online during the install. Also it will not install if the previous install was upgraded to Win 10 during the period when it was offered for free.Just throwing some possibilities around.

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On the Lenovo Onekey Recovery, I selected the option to restore system partition to its initial status. Now I'm not sure what this does exactly, but it then asked for what language I wanted to use and then username and password. And before I could type in anything, the screen turn black and no matter what I did, it wouldn't budge from there. Now I don't know if I accidentally removed windows and I don't know how to get it back. Does anyone know what options I have? 

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Its a bit unclear if the G 500 series is 100% good to go for a Windows 10 upgrade? The series doesn't seem to be on the Lenovo "good to upgrade" list, but Microsoft during its "compatibility review" seems to say "go ahead 100% of your apps work flawlessly with Windows 10...upgrade today...." Once you upgrade the "challenges" begin, audio doesn't work "out of the box", so you go to a generic driver to get it back. Video sort of works but oddly, the brightness control seems conflict in Windows 10 with the hardware key sequence Fn up arrow /Fn down arrow and at the end of the day there is only one brightness level - "medium", which can't be changed. You head to AMD, get sucked into downloading the BETA level of upgraded drivers, and suddenly you have 200 megs of programs related to gamers and surprizingly, the same old video drivers (without brightness control).  Have not really tested video playback but intital attempts, usi,ng bluetooth to output the audio have been challenging. Not sure what the cause is but I suspect "lack of tuning" in the software.  Responsibilty for drivers and compatiblity seems to be a jump shot, is Lenovo responsible for the drivers? the video chip maker (AMD)? Or the audio chip maker (Conexant) ? Or did MSFT agree to write updated drivers or provide E-Z tools and migration software for device driver coders so they could update thier software? Seems a fair amount of "finger pointing" , and "real compatibilit... Read more

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I had to purchase a new hard drive due to disc failure warnings via the smart tests.I had backed up my files on an external hard drive. When I purchased my laptop, I also purchased the Lenovo recovery disks.I installed the new hard drive with little issue.I booted the computer up, no problems. It loaded the disc 1 of the recovery set.I answered the intro questions, it started the process and in less than a  minute I received the "Product Recovery: Recovery failed" message.I checked the forums and I do not see a resolution. Maybe I missed it. The OS is Windows 7. Machine type: 2436Model: CTOBIOS: G5ETA6WW (2.66 ) Any help is appreciated. Moderator note: image containing serial number removed to prevent abuse

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Hey folks,
 
Got an M93 with Win 10. Lenovo solution center asks to do upgrades on BIOS and a bunch of drivers. Did that, and now I can't boot the computer. 
 
Tried pressing F1 after pressing start button, no help. Can't enter BIOS, still stuck at lenovo screen. Also tried Ctrl+Alt+Del on that screen, blacks out then stuck at lenovo screen again. 
 
Please help and inform, thanks!!!
 
James
 
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A:ThinkCentre: Stuck at Lenovo splash screen after lenovo solution bios upgrade

I would try resetting the BIOS using the jumper, or by taking out the CMOS battery, wait a minute or two, and then replace it and try booting up. See page 73 of the Hardware Maintenance Manaul linked below for location of the Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper (# 20) https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/m83m93p_hmm.pdf Clearing the CMOS (BIOS)1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer. 2. Remove the computer cover. 3. Locate the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper on the system board. 4. Move the jumper from the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2) to the maintenance position (pin 2 and pin 3). 5. Reinstall the computer cover and connect the power cord. 6. Turn on the computer and leave it on for approximately 10 seconds. Then, turn off the computer by holding the power switch for approximately five seconds. 7. Repeat step 1 through step 2. 8. Move the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper back to the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2). 9. Reinstall the computer cover and connect the power cord. Good Luck, 

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Hey folks, Got an M93 with Win 10. Lenovo solution center asks to do upgrades on BIOS and a bunch of drivers. Did that, and now I can't boot the computer.  Tried pressing F1 after pressing start button, no help. Can't enter BIOS, still stuck at lenovo screen. Also tried Ctrl+Alt+Del on that screen, blacks out then stuck at lenovo screen again.  Please help and inform, thanks!!! James

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I know a BIOS update on my Latitude with Windows 8 and Bitlocker activated on the O/S drive triggers Bit locker recovery on startup. I don't have the recovery key and so am stuck. How to recover without the Bit Locker recovery key?

A:BIOS update without suspending Bitlocker has triggered a recovery and on start up I am prompted for the recovery key

The solution I found was to install the previous version of the BIOS, but without being able to boot into Windows, I needed to install the previous version of the BIOS in DOS. Some server products provide a F12 boot up menu option to roll back a BIOS update, but this is not available in my Latitude.

I downloaded the correct BIOS version (the additional info section made specific reference to it being installable from Windows or DOS). I prepared a bootable USB key (to a dos prompt) and copied the bios installer executable to the memory stick.

Because secure boot (UEFI) is enabled, it is not possible to boot up from USB key, so legacy boot mode needs to be enabled. There were 3 settings that required changing in the BIOS before I was able to boot from the USB key.

Once I was able to boot into DOS from the USB key and got to the DOS prompt, I ran the BIOS update exe. The laptop rebooted, installed the previous BIOS version and then rebooted again. I pressed F2 to get into the BIOS and changed back the settings as they were (secure boot UEFI). I then managed to boot into windows without being prompted for the Bit locker recovery key.

You able to export or view the Bitlocker recovery key by going to Control Panel -> Security -> Bit locker Management, and temporarily suspend protection (until the next reboot). It is possible to run a commandlet to specify the number of reboots bit locker should be suspended for.

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To make a long story short, I've been asked to help fix a friends mom's U410 laptop which wasnt activiting Windows 8.1 properly (Was Windows 8 OOB). After struggling with the activation for a few hours, I backed up the data and decided to just run the Lenovo one key recovery. During the recovery process, the installation had failed. When I attemped to reboot, no Lenovo splash screen was loading - just a black screen (although i can hear the cooling fan start, and hear the harddrive spin up. I tried to access the boot menu thru the novo button, and nothing would load; still a black screen. After researching for a few more hours, I had found multiple threads about bios updates required to be able to access bios with windows 8, and other threads about gpus on these units booting to a second screen (which i did test, and the second monitor does indicate a signal). None of the solutions on those threads have given positive results.   Basically, I've run out of options and am looking for some suggestions. The only thing that shows up on the display at anytime is the small blue novo menu when the button is pressed (normal start up, bios setup, boot menu, system recovery - all of which just leave a black screen). Thanks.

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Hi Over the last few weeks i have been attempting unsuccessfully to fix my laptop, i have tried every fix i have come across and nothing seems to help. My problem is that my laptop constantly returns to the lenovo splash screen.  I have replaced the hardrive to an ssd as i presumed this may be the problem it detects the hardrive so i believe it is working as intended.  When i try to do anything fresh install of windows, change bios settings etc the laptop closes these windows and returns to the lenovo screen. One issue i can maybe see is that in BIOS information it detects two hardrives the samsung ssd i have installed and a liteonit lss-16l6g . What is the liteonit hardrive? i cant seem to remove it. Has anyone had the issue where it constantly returns to the lenovo screen even when trying to install windows.  Thanks

A:Lenovo u530 bios help, constantly returns to lenovo screen

I have just found the lss ssd and removed it, not sure what its purpose was.

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Dear All,

I'm unable to access BIOS on - Lenovo IDEPAD 100-80MJ? I tried from Windows 10 by going on:
Settings-Windows and Security-Recovery-Advanced Startup-Restart, but after restart I'm not getting that option saying UEFI? Regards
 

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Hello my friends ! A time ago i bouhgt two Lenovo ideapad 100 14 IBY (FreeDos Version) and install Windows 10 on it with UEFI and GPT Partition Table. All works fine until i want to play around with Linux and install UBUNTU Mate in UEFI on one of them. The install was easy but the Performance on Ubuntu with Bay Trail and the don't working Bluetooth was a reason to switch back to Windows 10. After that the Problem beginns. The Bios don't let me save changes anymore (only time and date !). There was no UEFI ESP and GPT Support since i install UBUNTU and the Bios Menu looks like that:Bios Entries on a blank DiskBootingThe Disk is Blank there is no ubuntu on there (Don't know waht the EFI Entries are no Hardware is connected). And when I boot also go to Network Boot there.(No Matter a USB Stick is connected). So what i did: # I Dismantle it and disconnect Battery and Cell and wait half an hour. # Nothing changes !# I change the HDD. # Nothing changes !# Reflash the BIOS by edit the plattform.ini - CheckByBios=1 - Error Cannot mount EFI Partition. # Nothing changes !# Install Windows 10 - Make mbr2gpt.exe and bcdedit and bootrec. # Nothing changes ! I can install and run Windows 10 in MBR and BIOS Mode on it. But no USB Stick was displayed in Boot Menu. So now Iam on my Limit and the Question is there a way to put UEFI and GPT back on it or does the BIOS locked in this State. For me UEFI is MALEWARE so why can a simple UBUNTU damaged my BIOS and ... Read more

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As per subject, after installing Ubuntu 17.10, the BIOS has been changed with two results:1) it's not possible to save new BIOS settings - after re-booting, the old settings are restored2) not possible to boot from the USB - not recognized anymore so for many users without a cd-rom (as per Lenovo Y50-70) we cannot change OS I've reported this major bug on Ubuntu bug tracker here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/1734147 please reply if you are affected too.If you cannot see the post, login in and then search the post named: "Ubuntu 17.10 corrupting BIOS - many LENOVO laptops models" So far the following models have been affected:Lenovo Y50-70Lenovo G40-30Lenovo U31-70 Thank you,Bye

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   My laptop use Phoenix 89CN25WW and now I want to have a BIOS file of Lenovo Ideapad S410p (touch) or Lenovo Ideapad S510p (touch) to repair the error because BIOS of my laptop was corrupted BIOS firmware    Please help me !    Thank you so much for your support !  Click here for image   Mod's Edit: Image(s) converted to link(s) due to size.  Photos are limited to 100k size per forum guidelines.                     Please refer to About Posting Pictures for more information.

A:[Lenovo Ideapad S410p] Help me ! Please ! BIOS of my laptop was corrupted BIOS firmware

Unfortunately the Lenovo Download library does not have BIOS updates available for either of the models you have listed.  What you might do is a search on the Internet to see if a website like BIOS Mods has something available.

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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, trye... Read more

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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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HI, Please skip to paragraph six for the actual issue I am having--the preceding paragraphs include info that may help to identify how to fix this. I am posting this using my HP desktop running Windows 7 as my Lenovo Ideapad 110 cannot connect to internet as explained below: Firstly, Sorry if I am breaking community guidelines in any way with this post. I did multiple searches but only came up with "forgot my BIOS password-how can I reset it" type posts. I am looking for urgent help to get back into the "BIOS" of my Lenovo IdeaPad 110 running preinstalled Windows 10. Everything was running fine until yesterday. This is when I made the mistake of thinking I knew more about the system than I actually seem to lol :/ So, yesterday--I entered the "BIOS" screen upon startup using F2 (function key+F2). I went on to disable wireless connection ability (to test something unrelated), and also switched Boot from strait UEFI boot mode to legacy/UEFI boot-with UEFI being the default boot option.  I don't know if any of the above have to do with the issue I am now having but I wanted to share it just in case. Here is the real issue as of now: Also yesterday at the same time while in "BIOS", I also went on to set an "admin password", the one you must type in before you can even get to the lenovo splash screen to enter "BIOS". Basically I believe this is referred to as a POST password although I am not an expert cleary (hence asking for the experts' he... Read more

A:Lenovo Ideapad 110-Set an Admin PW in BIOS, Now I can't access BIOS after entering the correct PW?

Sorry for the double post but I just saw this information and thought it might apply to me, please let me know what you think: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500216  

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I?m currently updating the BIOS of some Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 PCs and I came across a problem. The Flash UEFI BIOS update (provide by Lenovo) worked almost perfectly on the first PCs, despite it didn?t automatically open the console and started the flashing process.Anyways I did go on with my work. Almost all other PCs 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 its 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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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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Greetings Lenovo Community,It seems that I have accidentally deleted my recovery partition while trying to dualboot with Windows XP and Linux Mint 13.  Do I have to purchase recovery media to reverse this?  This is an IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Z61m, titanium cover, bluetooth, no camera, and Core Duo. -E  

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