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Q: lenovo c 540 bios corrupted

Ho aggiornato il bios della mia Lenovo C540, ma dopo che il PC non pu essere avviato, nemmeno entrare nel BIOS! possibile risolvere il problema?

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Preferred Solution: lenovo c 540 bios corrupted

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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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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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Hello guys!                   This is Kamesh. And I own a Lenovo B490 (20205) laptop that was provided by Govt. of TN. I had the B460 before. I tried to update the correct BIOS on B460 that was downloaded from Lenovo IN site. And it worked perfectly without any problem. The Govt. of TN logo disappeared and the normal Lenovo Logo appeared on B460. So this is fine. Now that I have the B490 and I tried the same. I downloaded the BIOS update from Lenovo IN site by inputting my Laptop serial number and it showed my laptop as Lenovo B490 which is correct. So, I saw that the BIOS update was available. I decided to download and install it. I had Windows 10 64 bit in my Laptop. I installed it and I started the BIOS update it showed me the usual warnings such as Connect AC adapter. I did all the things (I've previous experience of updating the BIOSes). So, it started to flashing the BIOS and after some time the laptop didn't turn on. Found out that the BIOS didn't post. The screen was complete black. I have no copy of previous working BIOS. Now that my Laptop won't post. I tried many methods on internet to recover the BIOSes. I tried the WinCrisis.exe method and found out that it works only with Phoenix BIOS. And I have Insyde BIOS. Please let me know if you can help me with this. Do any one of you have backup of the Govt. of TN BIOS backup? If so, how can I recover the BIOS and reset it to normal state. I have previ... Read more

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Hi, I did a update to my Lenovo laptop vie a auto update request for intel(R) on the system yesterday.And now i can't adjust Brightness or sound or anything for that matter, Vie the "Fn" selections.The key is light but it is inert (as in nothing happens).Fn + Esc Does'nt do anyting for the on and off function. It's like the driver for "Fn" is corrupted.How can i revert back to an older version? Or can i reset the system to factory and get the old system?PS: This is not an OS issue since i have dual boot and both have the same problem. 

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If someone with greater technical savvy than I can help, it would be appreciated. If logs would help, please advise which. I've tried to find/dislodge hijacker (.ru URL) I feel like I'm playing chess in the dark against grand master as grim reaper. Losing
money, time and peace with situation. Windows level 2 techs have remotely tried to fix ( 3 separate cases) and top tech guy at Corte Madera, CA store unable to fix problem. DCOM flooded with error messages by time OS completes Welcome  song/dance. Unable
to fix corrupt certificates with unknown and unsigned certificate extensions. Default (built-in admin) replaced by Defaultuser. Paths changed on any owner created admin accounts which no longer have any admin privileges despite still being named as admin.
Attributes changed on Library files so documents saved and pusic ripped cannot be accessed. Rollback option on drivers also all changed immed. after start up 1st time. Disk Management loses ability to format or save info on USB devices which are converted
to RAW format. Thrice weekly reset of system does nothing but allow brief window of usage.
Network settings corrupted and based on description believe DNS cache to be poisoned. Tried using sysinternal accesschk but log shows for less than 1 second & disappears. Procmgr shows huge amounts of svchost programs running simultaneously. Though my
guess is that both machine and network corrupted, probably 1 primary and rest result of ports left open by 1st so ... Read more

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I am look for a last ditch help on fixing the BIOS/POST problem on a perfectly fine E6230
I was attempting to make a powered eSATA cable work when I enabled the SATA 4 and SATA 5 button in the BIOS.
After reboot... nothing..
I have been told it is a motherboard failure but this is too co-incidental!
I have tried a reset of the BIOS by disconnecting all power even the BIOS Coin battery .... nothing - no POST - although the LED shows that laptop is detecting lack of memory and HDD
A search shows that for INSPIRON laptops the BIOS can be unpacked and re-FLASHED to reset.
Does anyone know how to achieve this with the DELL Latitude Laptop or another way to reset the BIOS setting please?

Many thanks for any help or advice

A:Reset or Re-flashing BIOS Dell latitude E6230 - BIOS Corrupted will not POST

Bishop2,
You can click the link below for steps to resolve a corrupted bios.
BIOS Recovery options on a Dell PC or Tablet

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I downloaded bios update for my PC ad tried to install it but unfortunately my system shuts down during update installation. Now when I press power button PC doesn't shows anything but only beeps.Plz tell me how to recover my bios step by step because recovering bios using key combinations doesn't work.

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I have a Gateway 820GM pc and was having issues with IRQ conflicts. I was told that this is something that was fixed in the latest bios so I downloaded and ran them windows program that would automate the install of these bios.

Long story short the computer rebooted to install the bios and then hung on a black screen. After 30 minutes it was clear that something was wrong. I have verified that these are the correct bios for my motherboard and everything.

I was able to get the computer to boot to windows by holding down the insert key when the system is turning on however when I try to access the bios screen its all corrupt in there with a blue screen and unreadable text.

While i Know the easy answer is to trash the motherboard before I go spend $100 on a replacement I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as the computer does now boot to windows but I am concerned that there are still some problems that should be addressed with the Bios. Thanks.
 

A:Bios corrupted by bad bios install

Try resetting the CMOS (there's a jumper for that on the motherboard).

Boot using a DOS floppy or CD and re-flash the BIOS from there.
 

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Hi, So I've owned this laptop for about 2 years.  About 1 month ago, the laptop had a corrupted BIOS that I was unable to restore, and the thread describing that in detail can be found here: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Laptop-BIOS-Corrupted-probably/m-p/5735383#M95... Since then, I have ordered a new motherboard and installed it in the computer. It started up and worked perfectly, but wouldn't recognize the battery and only operated when plugged in. So, I thought that I would update the BIOS to see if that would fix the battery issue. I downloaded the HP executable for the BIOS and ran it. Windows did some stuff (I forget the exact details), and then the computer rebooted. It displayed a simple blue box that said it was flashing the BIOS. I played a game on my other computer for ~30 minutes then came back to the laptop.  This time, there was a completely blank screen. I attempted to move the mouse, and do anything reasonably expected to wake the computer from sleep, because the power LED was still on.  I then pushed the power button until it shut off, and then tried to power it on. It resulted in the exact same symptoms as the thread I linked above. I have tried unplugging the computer (which removes all power because the battery won't work), using both key combinations to try to restore the BIOS from the original hard drive, and using both key combinations to try to restore the BIOS from a USB drive with a slightly olde... Read more

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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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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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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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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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I was shutting down my laptop to go to bed and it started installing updates, it was stuck on update 18 of 25 for over an hour and I really needed to sleep so I held the off button.
Now when I turn my laptop on it is just a black screen with the caps-lock key flashing (2 flashes) which research tells me means a BIOS problem...

the problem is that the solution method;






Turn off the computer.
Plug the notebook into power using the power adapter.
While the computer is still off:
Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time, and then press and hold down the Power button on the notebook for one second.
Release the Power button and the keys.



Does nothing.
The laptop continues to turn on, make noise and have a black screen with the flashing caps-lock key...

What should I do?

-Adam

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hi to all good people around here, i just want to ask. if just in case that BIOS get corrupted. how do I fix it. thanks for the time reading my question..
 

A:can BIOS be corrupted, if yes how do I fix it

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While my notebook G61-327 was updating MS windows 10 anniversary addition during the reboot my system went to "black screen" condition.  The system turns on and the fans are running but nothing is shown on the screen and no POST is performed. The blink codes show a corrupted bios.  I've done the obvious of taking out the CMOS battery and removing the primary battery and unplugging the machine from the wall outlet.  Pressing and holding the power button for minutes on end and then re-installing everything and turn on the machine but still get black screen.  I've attached an external monitor to it to see if it was the LCD but nothing happened.  I've tried holding the windows button and the B button to get to bios recovery but nothing.  I've downloaded the bios installation utility from HP for my model computer but it works only in a windows environment to update the bios and it doesn't give the option of creating a bootable USB drive to reinstall the bios firmware.What else is available before I have to get a new machine.  I really like this laptop and would like to keep it.

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Hello, When updating the BIOS, I accidentaly took off the AC and the computer turned off (it does not have a battery), which lead to a corrupted BIOS and consequently a black screen after starting the computer. I went to see the HP Restoring BIOS steps, but a problem came up. After downloading the BIOS for the target computer and executing the .exe file, the HP System BIOS Update Utility does not pop up and provides an error saying: Init CreateDriver Handle Fail This error belongs to InsydeFlash. By having this, I cannot create a recovery USB flash (the computer does not have the HP_TOOLS partition). I hope to get some help. Best Regards, Diogo 

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I have an HP Pavilion Dv6-6180us Entertainment laptop. I upgraded to Windows 10 and after that my computer started blue screening repeatedly. I never had this problem prior to the upgrade. I contacted Microsoft who tried to fix it but was unsuccessful. I eventually decided to revert back to Windows 7. I did this, and the computer kept blue screening and at one point gave me an error message related to the BIOS. I contacted Microsoft again, as I felt this was their fault and they would know the solution. They told me I needed to reinstall Windows and everything would be fine. Before I could make an ISO, the computer crashed and now will not boot at all. The computer turns on but stays black screen. The caps lock blinks twice with a pause after two blinks over and over. I have tried following HP's instructions for updating the BIOS with a flash drive but clearly am not doing it right. PLEASE HELP!
 

A:BIOS Corrupted

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When I try to turn on the computer, I get two long beeps and two short beeps. This is accompanied by two red blinks and two white blinks. This happens over and over again, but the boot doesn't go any further. The screen doesn't show anything at all, and the keyboard and mouse don't seem to get any power. However, the disk drive's led is on.  According to this https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07107 the BIOS has become corrupted and there is no recovery.  I have tried downloading a BIOS and creating a USB recovery drive. I downloaded the newest bios, and then ran the executable in another computer. When prompted, I gave the installer the location of the USB drive. I then insert it in the bad computer and when I turn it on, I get exactly the same. It doesn't seem to be reading the USB at all.  Any help will be appreciated 

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Hi,
I'm using a HP Mini laptop with Windows 7. I updated BIOS using the HP Support Assistant. Then, I had to restart my laptop. While doing this, a message came saying that the updated BIOS is being installed but after that my laptop shut down by itself. It did NOT restart. When I turned the laptop on, a message came about a "BIOS checksum error" and then my laptop showed the 'welcome' screen like normal. When I researched about it, people said that when that error happens, it means my BIOS is corrupted.

But, I was able to use my laptop like normal and when I checked my system information, it showed the updated BIOS like this = System BIOS - F.14. AND, when I restarted my laptop, there was no error message or anything. It just started up like normal.

So, my question is - Is my BIOS corrupted?
Please answer, I'm REALLY worried. Thanks for your time.
 

A:Is my BIOS corrupted?

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Right, I have a huge technical problem, and desperately need some help. I sincerely hope that you guys are able to help me in some way.

Basically, I have an Acer T180-UB7Z here, and it was working fine, par the bad ram. All was fine, until I tried to update the BIOS. I downloaded the most recent bios update for that specific model, from Acer's website, so I know it wasn't a bad copy. I ran the updating tool within Windows, and tried to update. The update failed with an error saying something along the lines of 'could not erase - the hardware may be write protected'.

Thinking the bios was write protected, I assumed that the updater never changed it in some way, and so didn't think to revert to the backup I made. However, when I restarted the machine, it now fails to boot. The BIOS claims to be a 2007 version, which I downloaded, even though it supposedly never installed (it used to say it was 2006). It hangs at "Verifying DMI pool data". I googled the situation, and discovered that it is a fault with the motherboard, that the onboard bios flasher is faulty, and that everyone who has ever tried to update it has received the same problem, and there is virtually nothing that can be done within the machine to repair it.

The machine can not boot from CD, hard drive, removable devices etc, since Verifying pool data happens before this, and cannot be skipped. The bios settings can be accessed and changed, but I've read that no combination of settings will work in ... Read more

A:Corrupted BIOS?

Check the manufacturer's website. Some BIOSes have a failsafe feature that allows you to return the BIOS to factory code in the event of a failed update. What it's called will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but look for words like "failsafe" "bootblock" and such.

I do hope your board / BIOS supports that. Otherwise it's pretty much a paperweight.

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Right, I have a huge technical problem, and desperately need some help. I sincerely hope that you guys are able to help me in some way.

Basically, I have an Acer T180-UB7Z here, and it was working fine, par the bad ram. All was fine, until I tried to update the BIOS. I downloaded the most recent bios update for that specific model, from Acer's website, so I know it wasn't a bad copy. I ran the updating tool within Windows, and tried to update. The update failed with an error saying something along the lines of 'could not erase - the hardware may be write protected'.

Thinking the bios was write protected, I assumed that the updater never changed it in some way, and so didn't think to revert to the backup I made. However, when I restarted the machine, it now fails to boot. The BIOS claims to be a 2007 version, which I downloaded, even though it supposedly never installed (it used to say it was 2006). It hangs at "Verifying DMI pool data". I googled the situation, and discovered that it is a fault with the motherboard, that the onboard bios flasher is faulty, and that everyone who has ever tried to update it has received the same problem, and there is virtually nothing that can be done within the machine to repair it.

The machine can not boot from CD, hard drive, removable devices etc, since Verifying pool data happens before this, and cannot be skipped. The bios settings can be accessed and changed, but I've read that no combination o... Read more

A:Corrupted BIOS?

Being as it wont boot I suggest you check with these people,
and have them flash you a new chip,if yours is removable.
http://cgi.ebay.com/chip-bios-I-can-help-with-chips-like-on-my-Picture-6975_W0QQitemZ190424611007QQcategoryZ11175QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m444QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DCRX%26its%3DC%252BS%26itu%3DSI%252BUA%252BLM%252BLA%26otn%3D10%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D5626891174629338684
The will probably want the motherboard/computer model and
numbers from the chip.
Be careful removing the old chip when the new one comes in.
Don't remove it till you get the new one.
It seems that computer uses a foxcon board and it looks like the chip is removable.
I got a chip from these people and they shipped it quick.
Only $10.
Make sure you disconnect the power cord from the computer and
discharge any static from your body before messing with the chip.
Usually,you can discharge the static by touching a metal part of
the case while it is still pluuged in,then remove the cord.
 

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I found out that the bios is corrupted because the caps lock and num lock lights are blinking twice, so i follow the instruction from this page : http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-tx2500-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/3717590/mode... in order to restore the bios with a flashdrive, i downloaded the bios sp45056 listed for my notebook, but in the step 10. "The HP System BIOS Update Utility opens. Click Next." well it doesn't open that, it opens insydeflash utility and it doesn't have the option to create a flashdrive could you please help me with this issue Thanks & Regards

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for the last three days my pc when started will say the bios is corrupted fixing with back up.
it will do this every time I turn on my pc when it fixes the bios my computer runs fine

A:pc bios corrupted

Hi bubba7882 Is it possible to have your computer brand and model? Also, are you running Windows 7 32 or 64-bits?

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Relying on the information on the Lenovo website listing "Ubuntu" and "Redhat certified" under "Operating Systems", I chose a Lenovo P52. The device arrived, and I opened BIOS settings to prepare for the Linux installation I had planned. After changing some settings, I chose "change settings and reboot", and the device entered a nonresponsive state: Screen black with the exception of a single white pixel in the left upper edge of the screen. After about 30 minutes, I tried a re-boot; again, the screen stayed black. No Lenovo logo appeared, clicking F1 (or any other function key) did not lead into the BIOS settings. Customer support told me this was a technical defect, and I sent the device back to the dealer. A week later, the new Lenovo P52 arrived.  This time, trying to set up the BIOS for Linux installation, I always changed but a single setting and chose the "Save and Reboot" option. Things went fine until I chose to "Enable" the "BIOS support for Thunderbolt", a setting suggested by the BIOS help appearing on the right quarter of the BIOS setttings screen for installation of Windows 10 before a certain patch level and for installation of Linux. An Info Box popped op, saying the resetting with take "up to 15 seconds" with this option enabled.  The "Save and Reboot" led to a bricked device, again: Black screen, nothing happened for 45 minutes. A reboot again failed to have the Lenovo logo appear, no reaction on keys F1 to F12, no way to enter BIOS setup, let... Read more

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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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Relying on the information on the Lenovo website listing "Ubuntu" and "Redhat certified" under "Operating Systems", I chose a Lenovo P52. The device arrived, and I opened BIOS settings to prepare for the Linux installation I had planned. After changing some settings, I chose "change settings and reboot", and the device entered a nonresponsive state: Screen black with the exception of a single white pixel in the left upper edge of the screen. After about 30 minutes, I tried a re-boot; again, the screen stayed black. No Lenovo logo appeared, clicking F1 (or any other function key) did not lead into the BIOS settings. Customer support told me this was a technical defect, and I sent the device back to the dealer. A week later, the new Lenovo P52 arrived.  This time, trying to set up the BIOS for Linux installation, I always changed but a single setting and chose the "Save and Reboot" option. Things went fine until I chose to "Enable" the "BIOS support for Thunderbolt", a setting suggested by the BIOS help appearing on the right quarter of the BIOS setttings screen for installation of Windows 10 before a certain patch level and for installation of Linux. An Info Box popped op, saying the resetting with take "up to 15 seconds" with this option enabled.  The "Save and Reboot" led to a bricked device, again: Black screen, nothing happened for 45 minutes. A reboot again failed to have the Lenovo logo appear, no reaction on keys F1 to F12, no way to enter BIOS setup, let... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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 Hi experts...
I have Lenovo r61 laptop with windows 7 64 bit installed....suddenly the network drivers got corrupted....then onwards am trying to download the exact drivers for it but i could not find proper drivers..
Can anyone tell me the network drivers link (for Wifi, LAN,WAN drivers).
Thanks

Regards
Jawad

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I currently have this problem in regard to the Bluetooth in my Lenovo P70.  There is already a forum topic on this issue at https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/foruams/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/tp07_en/page/1/thread-id/71644.  If you want to respond to that particular problem (It is still unresolved) please do so there.  The pupose of this topic is the more general question of what do you do when a Lenovo-supplied driver update is faulty, especially when you are out of warranty.  (That question has not been answered in the other topic.) Bluetooth was not working on my computer when I went to use it.  The obvious thing to do was to get the latest driver, which I did.  It is n1dww15w.exe.  The driver did not work right in at least 2 ways. 1. It left the Bluetooth items in Device Manager grayed out and marked as: Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer. 2. In the downloaded instructions it said there would be an item Intel(R) PROset/Wireless Software for Bluetooth(R) Technology under Programs & Features.  (This is now called App & Features and is where you uninstall and repair installed programs.)  There was not. This is what I call corrupted. In attempting to resolve this problem other than by installing the OEM drivers, I have installed other drivers from Intel and also from Broadcom (for a US... 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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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! So, my laptop won't boot at all right now. First though, the back-story. I purchased a Samsung 850 Evo SATA form factor SSD to replace the 1 TB HDD I had in my computer. Supposedly, I successfully cloned my Windows installation onto the SSD and was ready to switch out the drive. Long story short, winload.efi was non-functional on the SSD, so I couldn't boot from it (this caused the first appearance of my sad face). During this time, I switched the hard drives about 4 times so that I could get my laptop functional to look up how to fix my winload problem. I put my SSD in my computer (again), sealed up the case and booted it up. Windows attempted to load, told me that it couldn't, and offered to open up my UEFI/BIOS settings. So, I opened up the BIOS settings, and that is where my current issue began. Once in the BIOS settings, I hit escape so I could exit the settings and have my computer boot from a Windows 10 64-bit Recovery CD in order to restore my winload.efi. Well, I exited the BIOS at least. Immediately after exiting the UEFI firmware settings, the screen went black. I waited about 5 minutes, then decided to push and hold the power button to shut the computer off. It worked, and I attempted to power the computer back on. At this point, the power button's LED lit up, and the WiFi antenna LED turned red (see the images attached further down), but nothing happened. I have a power-on password configured for my computer, but it did not beep like it normally doe... Read more

A:Laptop BIOS Corrupted (probably)

@MajGenRelativit? Remove the MAIN battery. Then unplug the BIOS/RTC battery. With AC adaptor unplugged press and hold power button for about 10 seconds. Then connect AC adaptor and power-on the laptop with the BIOS/RTC battery still disconnected. Let us know what result is. REO  

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I am posting this as a last resort in hopes someone can help me.after a bios update on my laptop, i get the two blinking led's at the caps lock, and a black screen. i have tried about 43 versions of trying to update the bios with hp recommended usb keys with the proper partitions, i have tried the hard reset, any key thing, i have removed and replaced the CMOS battery, removed the hard drive and powered up trying to get the bios to flash. nothing is working, and i am very frustrated none of these fixes work, especially the ones HP recommends. this laptop is of course, no longer under warranty.does anyone know anything else i haven't tried?

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Hi everyone! First time that I write here so I gotta say this first: I'm so sorry for my bad english, but...I'm italian, so don't put too much blame on me! :vOk, let's go straight to the point...A friend of mine gave me an HP Pavilion dv6-3100 that won't start: fan runs and lights come on, but nothing more...Dear old "black screen of death", even on external monitors.For what I can presume by the 2 blinks of the CAPS LOCK light it should be a BIOS issue.I've tried a lot of "fix tips":- Power button pushed for "more than a minute" without battery and AC connector- Changed and moved RAM cards from one slot to the other- "Power button + ESC" (I don't know why, but someone out there said that it worked)- Leaved the pc turned on for an hour or more without the battery, to (as someone said) "recharge BIOS battery"- ...almost every "fix tip" on the webIf I remember correctly my friend said that it all started from a flashing attempt went wrong, so finally I tried to "reflash" the BIOS.This pc came to me without his HDD (actually without even the SATA cable that connects the HDD to the motherboard), so I tried to make an "HP-TOOLS" USB using two other computers (not HP) following the HP Service instructions, but it always end up with these 2 errors:- IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!- BIOS did not support InsydeFlash!I've already googled it, but I didn't really understood what to do...So, the final question is:How can I restore my BIOS?   Thanks in advance for your ... Read more

A:Restore a corrupted BIOS

LucAlreadyTaken Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! It may not be possible to restore the BIOS, as (you probably already know), a corruped BIOS is one of the few things that can permanently trash a PC. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833Good Luck

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