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BIOS Corrupt Need BIOS Backup for Lenovo K2450

Q: BIOS Corrupt Need BIOS Backup for Lenovo K2450

Hi,My Lenovo laptop K2450 wont boot up and always in blackscreen (no boot, no bios, no lenovo logo or anything just blackscreen) when im turn on the power, this happen after im changing some config in BIOS (but tottally forgot what changed). Everything work fine except fan is off after 3 second. Already tried to reset BIOS but nothing happen, then my technician say that my BIOS is corrupt and i need back up for that. Anyone here got BIOS backup for Lenovo K2450? thanks for help.

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Couple days ago, my hard drive went bad and I installed new hard drive and Windows 10. In addition, I try to update BIOS to the latest software (45CN38WW.exe) but during update the BIOS program froze. I kept the laptop on overnight but it did not finish, so I was forced to restart Windows. Now laptop turns on but no video on LCD. I know there is a special process to recover corrupt BIOS, with USB drive and some ?Fn? keys. I will appreciate any help, thanks in advance.

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My harddrive recently failed and it cannot be recovered. However, now that the harddrive has failed, I can't put any harddrive or ssd in there even if they have working OS' installed. I even tried various OS' with bootable USB's. Freedos is the only OS that seems to run via USB.  I went through the hp support video: "How to update BIOS when windows does not run" but don't have the "Firmware Patching" option is not available as my update utility version is 3.3.7 rather than the 5.something version featured in the video. The exe provided(SP52604.exe) is... well and EXE! I need an iso or bin or something for freedos 1.0 to run it. I have tried using Freedos 1.1 which should run exe's however, I cannot find a bootable image of freedos 1.1 to put on usb.  What else can I do to flash the bios? 

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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I have had this H50-55 for sometime, several years and suddenly it ask for a bios password when I try to enter the bios to change the boot order.  I have no clue what it is. I hate passwords and NEVER use one unless forced...What can I do?

A:Lenovo H 50-55 Bios password suddenly appears when trying to enter bios. I don't know it.

my guess is that your cmos battery died and it wants you to set day/time.  There is no backdoor password.  The choices are remember the PW or replace the motherboard.

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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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Is there anyone with K2450 experiencing the same thing as me?  My K2450 keyboard, when I press Shift + Home / End, is not working as it should.It's working good when I press Page Up / Page Down / Home / End.It's also working good when I press all this combination:- Ctrl + Page Up / Page Down- Ctrl + Home / End- Shift + Page Up / Page Down FYI...Home = Fn + Page UpEnd = Fn + Page DownOn text editor (e.g: Notepad, Microsoft Word), Shift + Home is used for blocking text from cursor to begin of line, and Shift + End for blocking text from cursor to end of line.

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Hi, I have 1TB hdd on my Lenovo k2450. But it often feel slow when do extensive HDD reading/writing. I plan to buy an SSD and install OS there. I see on the hardware manual that it has one ssd slot above WWAN port. I plan to buy an SSD and put it there. But I don't know what type of SSD should I buy? Is it mSATA or M2? Thanks


























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Greetings everyone! Here is the problem, sadly, i am not the only one that has it- So, i have this perfect z580 ideapad which got a BIOS update before few years... and it started running slow, and some other problems appeared. So i want my old BIOS back. The new one is the 5FCN95WW... but sadly i have no backup of the old BIOS, i think it is 5FCN34 or 35WW. I saw tons of information around the internet, many posts here in the Lenovo forums, i've downloaded countless files, used many programs, even backed up my own BIOS and nothing. I haven't seen even 1 solution from point A to point B for "How to backup and then flashback to the old bios again if needed", so please, tell me what can i do.1: How can i obtain a file of the old good original BIOS 2: I have 2 Lenovo z580 laptops and just one of them is with the new BIOS, the other one has the old BIOS - can i somehow make a file of the old BIOS, transfer it to the other laptop and then flash back to it. Thank you in advance, i hope to see a good answer these days, which will save me much troubles.

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Greetings everyone! 
Here is the problem, sadly, i am not the only one that has it- So, i have this perfect z580 ideapad which got a BIOS update before few years... and it started running slow, and some other problems appeared. So i want my old BIOS back. The new one is the 5FCN95WW... but sadly i have no backup of the old BIOS, i think it is 5FCN34 or 35WW. I saw tons of information around the internet, many posts here in the Lenovo forums, i've downloaded countless files, used many programs, even backed up my own BIOS and nothing. 
I haven't seen even 1 solution from point A to point B for "How to backup and then flashback to the old bios again if needed", so please, tell me what can i do.
1: How can i obtain a file of the old good original BIOS 
2: I have 2 Lenovo z580 laptops and just one of them is with the new BIOS, the other one has the old BIOS - can i somehow make a file of the old BIOS, transfer it to the other laptop and then flash back to it.
 
Thank you in advance, i hope to see a good answer these days, which will save me much troubles.
 
Mod's Comment: Please do not start multiple posts on same issue as this only splinters the discussion. Instead, keep your current discussion updated with any additional information. Your duplicate has been removed. Thanks !
 

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Hi. My Laptop is a Lenovo 3000 N200 and the OS is MS Vista

Problem: It won't boot up beyond the initial window with the Lenovo and intel logos.

Tried 1: Going to BIOS using Lenovo Care Button. But in the next window the following message was given:

IEL10 BIOS Version 68ET31WW (V2.03)
CPU = Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz
1024M System Ram Passed
1024 KB L2 Cache
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
ATAPI CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM CMA-4082N
Fixed Disk 0: HITACHI HTS542512K9SA00
Mouse initialized

Tried 2: Going to Setup : Loading Setup Defaults then hitting F10.
Result: It goes back to the initial boot up window.

Please help Einstein!!!

Thanks
 

A:Lenovo 3000 N200 : System BIOS shadowed / Video BIOS shadowed

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1003170-lenovo-3000-n200-system-bios.html

eddie
 

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Hi. My Laptop is a Lenovo 3000 N200 and the OS is MS Vista

Problem: It won't boot up beyond the initial window with the Lenovo and intel logos.

Tried 1: Going to BIOS using Lenovo Care Button. But in the next window the following message was given:

IEL10 BIOS Version 68ET31WW (V2.03)
CPU = Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz
1024M System Ram Passed
1024 KB L2 Cache
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
ATAPI CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM CMA-4082N
Fixed Disk 0: HITACHI HTS542512K9SA00
Mouse initialized

Tried 2: Going to Setup : Loading Setup Defaults then hitting F10.
Result: It goes back to the initial boot up window.

Please help Einstein?

Thanks
 

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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

A:BIOS virus/rootkit? - Unknown threat by AVG - "Bios Update\Award" folders, BS_Flash.sys, BIOS.sys and a dozen of m...

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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 Laptop won't boot; black screen , Falshing Numbers & Caps lock lights.  I believe I require a BIOS upgrade but the age of the laptop means I can't find any help on the HP Software upgrades.Can anyone help, I want to pass this laptop onto someone with little experience so they can get used to using a computer/laptop.ThanksGolfgirluk

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Ugh, I had a WinPhlash folder sitting around with an old BIOS. There was a bat inside, and while cleaning out my computer I found this crap. I accidentally opened the BAT and closed it as soon as I saw it. It was too late as WinPhlash was already open... it was frozen though. So I terminated the proccess... and then checked with SiSoftware SANDRA to see if my BIOS was OK.. it seemed fine as it displayed the WinPhlashed BIOS.. but I'm a bit paranoid of rebooting.
 

A:BIOS Corrupt

Well your gonna have to find out one way or the other, chances are good that no changes were made to the BIOS and you should be ok.
 

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This laptop has Insyde H2O Rev 3.5 & BIOS F.1B.I started to get HD imminent failure warnings. A Windows 7 repair attempt failed during restore losing all data on my original 640Gb HD.I removed the HD, which required reformatting. It now works perfectly as an external drive, has no errors. However when I put it back into the DV6 I get a SMart 301 error.I have repaced the original HD with a 320Gb (which works fine in my Acer laptop) but the BIOS claims to have no HD fitted.I have check the cables etc. but the problem remains.I have tried to update the BIOS using the HP diagnostics thumb drive tool, but it does not have the right BIOS.I suspect I need to enable legacy support, but that is not a currently available BIOS option.Please help, before I throw this laptop in the skip.Regards,Mal 

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HP Envy 23 AIO will not post.  System died while doing the latest update for Windows 10.  No beep, no output from display, no USB. System does power on, fan spins, but nothing else.  Ram  passed memory test (tested on another machine).  Doing some research, i found people that have manually flashed the Bios with a Rasberry PI since they had no USB keyboard/mouse.  However, I tried using a 2GB Ram stick and upon turning it on, it does recognize the USB (keyboard numlock lights up) and i get the bios error code 6 long beeps along with the red/organge power light.  Still no output on the video.  I have downloaded the Bios SP70474, but there is no option to create a USB Bootable to flash the bios. I also attempted to utilize the bios reset/recovery procedure, hitting f10 right after start up for 5 seconds, followed by F5 ...etc, etc...and it did not work.  Just to be complete, i already reset the CMOS . Is there a procurede to reflash the bios similar to a laptop.  Will the Windows logo key + B + Power button work?  thanks for taking a look and hopefully point me in the right direction...

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Hello; I'm new, as of today. I have Windows XP home edition with Service Pack 3. I have run the info you suggested off Belarc.com for my computer and can provide any other pertinent info...I'm not including it here simply because I have no idea what might be helpful or not. This is the history: my computer was built by a local computer guy about 3 years ago and last fall was attacked by Trojans and then my GMail account was hacked into and taken over by someone supposedly from China. Anyway, that was another story and the computer was given the once-over by the same person who built it and all was supposedly well...for awhile. The trouble started spontaneously one day when I was booting up the computer in the AM..it came to the desktop icons and I clicked on my email, only to find the entire system was frozen solid. I could not access any of my programs. I couldn't even shut it down, so I had to hit the "off" button. When I turned it back on, it did exactly the same thing. I received no error messages of any kind. I should say that I have ESET antivirus installed as well as MalWareBytes antispyware. I have windows firewall. The only way I could access my computer programs was to go into "safe" mode and then schedule a Scan Disk error report and repair to start on next reboot. This seemed to work, however, shortly thereafter it froze again. When I was able to get back on, I did some internet investigation and was told I might need a registr... Read more

A:Corrupt BIOS or something else?

first of all, do not use a registry cleaner while you are having problems. It could actually make thing worse or harder to fix if it is some software issue.

when you say freezing what do you mean? do you have to shut down the computer? Are you able to immediately turn it back on?

Open the case and make sure it is dust free, all fans are running, all cables and cards are securely plugged in. While the case is open, turn it on and see if it freezes. if it still does...

you may want to run a memory test to check your ram.

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

you may also want to go to the harddrives manufacturer, download and run their harddrive diagnostic utility.

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Hi guys,
I recently bought a Studio 8100 i7 from eBay, it didn?t come with a hard drive which I thought was no big deal (I know, let the buyer beware). It didn?t take too long to fit a HDD and install Windows.
Unfortunately the computer has been randomly freezing, I completed all the system tests and benchmarks and everything checked out, I also replaced the GPU (GeForce GTX770) and also upgraded to a SeaSonic 620 watt PSU, even after reinstalling Win 10 64 from scratch the system would still randomly freeze.
The Dell system update recommended a BIOS update from A03 to A05, I downloaded the update but it wouldn?t run, I used the compatibility troubleshooter and the update got to 53% and you guessed it... the system frooze.
It now won?t start at all, no error beeps etc. After consulting the Internet I removed th coin cell battery and powered up the PC (I got 5 beeps), I hoped this was good news and replaced the battery and tried again. Unfortunately the system still wouldn?t start, no beeps no nothing.
Do I have any options available, is there a way to reset / restore the BIOS to the factory settings, or is the system beyond help?
Thanks in advance,
George Wood

A:Corrupt BIOS?

Update: found option to clear the CMOS using CMOS1 jumpers, went through process but still no joy.
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I got my recent RMA memory back from the Factory. So I install it, try to boot a fresh copy of Vista and now every time I try to go into the BIOS and it keeps telling me that Overclocking failed, and to run Setup to correct failure. I have tried to install new version of my BIOS but apparently every time it finishes I try to look at the BIOS version and it is still the old 1. Ive also tried to clear CMOS but that hasn't helped me either. What can I do to fix this?

Mobo: Asus P5B SE
 

A:My Bios is corrupt

ok I was able to boot the old windows I had instead of vista, this version had all the drivers for my mobo and vid card but I use my computer for about 5 to 10 min then it just completely freezes and doesn't even let me use my switch keys to transfer to my other computer, it just completely freezes and requires me to restart it. No BSOD or anything, could it be the memory again???
 

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I bought a new harddrive and needed to update my BIOS for the mobo to support the bigger drive. So, I used the BIOS update utility from the mobo manufacturer's website (Gigabyte) to update the BIOS and sadly, the program hung up at 97%. Now I can't get anything out of my computer because I think I have a corrupt BIOS. How screwed am I? Is there anything I can do?
 

A:corrupt BIOS?

Best bet is to contact the manufacturer about the problem. Generally your screwed unless you get it reprogramed by them or a replacement bios chip

Unless you made a recovery disk during the flash operation, then you could possibly reinstall the original's, but it doesn't sound like you did
 

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I accidentally turned on my PC with a flash drive in it. Now everytime I turn it on, it opens a black page with the courser flashing in the upper left hand corner of the screen. I then hit: "Ctrl" "Alt" "Delete" and it brings me to a blue screen titled "Select boot device" that gives me 4 options:
ST2000DM001-1ER164
hp DVD-RAM GH40L
ST3500418AS
Seagate Backup+ Desk

Only the first option works when selected and then the computer boots up normally. HELP!! What can I do to fix it?
Thank you,
Nevin
 

A:BIOS Corrupt?

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A few months ago I attempted to update the BIOS on my laptop in an attempt to fix some hardware errors, however when I did so I didn't have enough knowledge to know that doing it through windows was a decision I was later going to deeply regret the process crashed half way through leaving me with a corrupt BIOS chip.

The laptop turns on, the lights flash on the keyboard, and thats it, nothing on the screen, the computer turns on only. Is the BIOS chip something that is easily removable in a laptop? if so then the possibility of buying a new one to either repair the old one, or simply replace it, will still be an option....
However, if the BIOS chip is not removable... is there anything I can do to repair my BIOS? I dont get to any kind of boot screen so reflashing from any disk is impossible.

Thanks for any advice
 

A:Corrupt BIOS :(

On a desktop I've heard of a Boot-Block BIOS. his is small area of the BIOS that doesn't get overwritten when you flash a BIOS. The boot-block BIOS only has support for the floppy drive. If you have a PCI video card you won't see anything on the screen because the boot-block BIOS only supports an ISA video card. Once the PC boots using the Boot-Block, the old BIOS image is restored.

You could try out flashing the BIOS from a CD: http://www.bootdisk.com/flash.htm

You may also try taking out the battery and boot only with the power adapter connected. Don't think it will help, but worth a try.

If it doesn't work I suggest you contact the laptop manufacturer for details on what can be done in your case.
 

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Ok so here it goes.

I have an acer aspire T660, I found out the power source was the problem to the boot, and I am trying my best to get it to work, so what i did was locate the voltage on the power supply, and my new acer had the same power supply number, so i swapped them, to find that my acer aspire T660 actually starts up but no bios beep.

So i'm wondering if anyone out there can help me get a bios file onto a un bootable computer without spending any money. that would be really appreciated.

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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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Background: No recovery partitions, no screen output at all. I took my laptop out of the closet after a long while of storage and I wanted to format it and give it to my daughter. It worked for a bit, an hour or so, and then it shut itself off. Trying to start it results in two LED blinks indicating a corrupt BIOS. I looked through the HP help and it didn't seem like a big deal, according to their instructions... but... The BIOS file for this laptop does not allow for any sort of USB recovery option. It extracts to a "winflash.exe" file which extracts further into InsydeFlashx64.exe, the BIOS file and a handful of .sys and .dll files. Trying to run the InsydeFlash file brings up a window wanting me to flash the BIOS but I have no use for a Windows based BIOS flash problem since my laptop will not boot. I tried the WinKey+B combination to get into some sort of BIOS recovery and nothing. I've tried the hard reset with unplugging everything and holding the power button for both 15 seconds and even up to a minute and still the same results. I've replaced the CMOS battery, reseatting the RAM, even did a RAM diagnostics test on a different laptop that went fine.  Any help would be appreciated. I keep reading about how easy it is to just download the BIOS recovery file or use the key combo to get into BIOS upgrade but I'm guessing that my laptop is dated before those options or HP relies way too heavily on the receovery partition one. I have the recover... Read more

A:DV6-2044DX, Corrupt BIOS

Don't put so much stock in the blink Codes. If the laptop does not respond at all to a power on button push that is not a good sign and is tending to indicate that the motherboard is dead. That would explain why none of the BIOS recovery options is working. 

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Thanks for your help in advance. I have an (ancient) HP Elitebook 8440p that I was attempting to install CloudReady on. CloudReady turns your laptop into a Chromebook essentially. I was having trouble getting the standalone version to work, and one of the recommended solutions was a BIOS upgrade. So I downloaded the 8440p BIOS, tossed it on a flash drive, and held Windows Key + B. The screen did not turn on, but the fan kicked on full blast and stayed this way for about half an hour. I figured it wasn't working, so I pulled the battery. Now when I boot the laptop up, I get a BIOS Application Error (501). HP Support says updating via USB is not possible. Any other way to do this? EDIT: There is no OS on the laptop, that was wiped during the attempted CloudReady installs.

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I have a problem which I expect is due to a corrupt BIOS chip. I'll explain everything I've done, so someone can perhaps figure out what I've done, and how it can be fixed.

A friend of mine asked me to format and re-intall windows due to it running very laboured and slow (I did add some RAM to help with speed). So, I used my old XP disk, but during set-up, there were quite a few files which couldn't be installed. XP then tried to start, but froze on the black XP screen with the blue progress bar running accross. I suspect the XP disk was damaged, so I tried again, using another XP disk, but it kept freezing in exactly the same place.

I then put another hard drive in, and had the original as the slave, and tried installing XP again, but still had the same problem. SO, I disconnected the slave, but no change.

I tried resetting the CMOS, and took the battery out a few times, for up to an hour, but no change.

I then got a hard disk from another computer with a working copy of XP on it, but with this one, it would go to the black screen asking whether you want to start in safe mode, but no matter what option I choose, it goes to the Blue Screen of death, with a 0x00000007B error.

I'm really desperate for help, as this is my friend's machine, and I'm worried I stuffed it up with a corrupted copy of my Windows XP disk.
 

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My Notebook is flashing the caps lock x 2 which appears to indicate corrupt bios.  It will not load windows, error is black screen  "Boot device not found, Please install an operating system on your hard disk.  Hard Disk (3F0). Bios version right now is F.23 (Insyde)  Born on date for the laptop is 23 Feb 2015. Any suggestions? Thanks, Hale

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The BIOS download for my computer is corrupt.  I cannot boot into Windows, so I must use the utility to place the BIOS file on a USB drive, which would enable me to navigate to that file from the UEFI environment. The only file I can download is a utility meant to either place the file on the hard drive, or (in the case where you cannot boot to Windows) on a USB stick so that it can be taken to another computer and found from the UEFI.  But when I run the utility, I get error messages.  I have tried to run it on 3 different Windows computers, and I have tried to run it in DOS.  The download has got to be corrupt. I need to get the uncorrupted downloads.  Please, I need either BIOS F.1A RevA or BIOS F.1B RevA -- the best would be BIOS F.1B RevB, which exists, and works on my computer, but is not listed in the drivers for my computer. I even tried moving all of the files into a bootable DOS USB, and the updater wil not run in DOS.  WTH?? dv7-6187, Win 7 x64

A:BIOS Downloads Corrupt

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The BIOS download for my computer is corrupt.  I cannot boot into Windows, so I must use the utility to place the BIOS file on a USB drive, which would enable me to navigate to that file from the UEFI environment. The only file I can download is a utility meant to either place the file on the hard drive, or (in the case where you cannot boot to Windows) on a USB stick so that it can be taken to another computer and found from the UEFI.  But when I run the utility, I get error messages.  I have tried to run it on 3 different Windows computers, and I have tried to run it in DOS.  The download has got to be corrupt. I need to get the uncorrupted downloads.  Please, I need either BIOS F.1A RevA or BIOS F.1B RevA -- the best would be BIOS F.1B RevB, which exists, and works on my computer, but is not listed in the drivers for my computer. I even tried moving all of the files into a bootable DOS USB, and the updater wil not run in DOS.  WTH?? dv7-6187, Win 7 x64

A:BIOS Downloads Corrupt

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System Details: Model: HP Pavilion dv6 7010tx (India)OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)Purchase Date : May 2012 I accidentally switched off my computer while Windows was updating.The OS does not boot now and I am having a blank screen and two blinks of caps lock button (which I think is a BIOS issue). I tried recovering BIOS using a keypress combination mentioned below. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833#AbT1 However, that did not solve the issue. I wanted to recover BIOS using external storage device. However I am not able to find the BIOS driver as my laptop was manufactured before August 2013.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c05195282?openCLC=true Can i use the BIOS recovery file of Windows 8? Or is there any other solution to this problem?   Thanks, Suresh. 

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Hello there, I got a E1-531. It went black screen recently. Found out that this is the famous "Black Screen, no display" problem that occurs on most Acer laptops. Finally found out that this can be only resolved by USB crisis utility. So I got the .fd file. I format my USB drive then put the .fd file in it. Then do the Fn+Esc process then power on. I see the file is getting read (status light blinking) after few seconds it beeps 3 times then it restarts the PC then it stays on forever.  What could be the reason? I don't know what to rename the .fd file to. The default one was Q5WV1X64.fd. What should I rename it to? Or is there anything that I have to do? Help me out!

A:Inspire E1-531 BIOS corrupt

which windows OS version was installed from factory?where did you get the .fd file?

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