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Where is BIOS.wph? Lenovo w520

Q: Where is BIOS.wph? Lenovo w520

Hi! I've recently done a BIOS update using the built-in lenovo update center. but alas - it seems to be a fail as I can't boot anymore. As far as I understand, I can recover BIOS using Crisis recover disk program, but I have no idea where to get the BIOS file (.wph) for my w520, any ideas?Thanks!

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A: Where is BIOS.wph? Lenovo w520

Hi there Dacadey,

The first post here: LENOVO BIOS RECOVERY may provide some insight to you with your particular issue. The post mentions the .wph file.

I'm not entirely sure it will completely answer your question but as I said, may provide some insight to help you solve your problem.

Ed





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When you go to the following link: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds018884 and scroll about 3/4 of the way down the webpage, it says that there is a v1.41 version of the BIOS (as shown below), and it also says that v1.41 is the current version of the BIOS, however there is no link to download v1.41 of the BIOS or the accompanying readme.txt file like there is say for v1.40 of the BIOS - see below: Package | UEFI BIOS              | ECP                             |    Release1.41        | 1.41 (8BET61WW) | 1.36 (8AHT42WW)    | Current Release 1.40        | 1.40 (8BET60WW) | 1.36 (8AHT42WW)    | 8buj19us.exe                                                  | 8buj19us.txt Also at the very top of the same webpage, it says that v1.42 is the current version of the BIOS NOT v1.41.  If you look at the Readme.txt file, it indicates that there was indeed a v1.41 of the BIOS released, however version 1.41 of the BIOS is ... Read more

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I have a Lenovo W520 and have been getting the fan error at start up, which shuts the computer right back down. I have just replaced the fan the other day and still keeps happening. I have the computer apart enough to tell that the fan starts spinning after I press the power button but stops after several seconds. Then the fan error comes back up. Any helpful suggestions, I don't really want to replace the mother board
 

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There is a fan problem with Lenovo W520 when running Windows 10.  Fan is not spining at it's maximum when games are played.  For example when you play World of Tanks, fan will not spin fast enough and you might encounter problems, like fps drop.  To remidy this problem you need to download and install TPFanControl.  When this application is running fan will spin at it's maximum value of 64 when needed. Lenovo development team, please work on power manager or some sort of fix for this.

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At home, I am using a Docking station (ThinkPad Mini Dock Series 3) which has a different power demand than the W520. The docking station works properly but does NOT charge the laptop. So, I plugged in a spare charger-plug directly into the laptop but it will not charge. My logical guess is that the docking power plug is over-riding the laptop plug. Is there a way around this so that I won't lose power while working from home using the docking station?

A:Lenovo W520 Docking Power Supply

I was recommended to purchase 135Watt charger for the dock station. I received it last night and when I went to dock my laptop, I started smelling something burning. THe laptop won't boot up. The fingerprint reader, microphone and CapLok keys are lit but it will not boot.

Anyone?

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This laptop has been driving me crazy with the number of BSOD's encountered.  I receive at least 1 per week but often three to four over the last 4 months or so.
 
I have updated all of the drivers as well as the BIOS from the Lenovo site but the frequency of these crashes has not diminished at all.  I know of quite a few friends that have this same model and they are not reporting these kind of issues.  Just wondering if anyone can guide me to what I might try next.
 
Below please find the lising of the crashes I have had.  The minidump files are here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3064584/Minidump.zip
 
Thanks very much in advance.
 

Crash List

Created by using BlueScreenView
 

Dump File

Crash Time

Bug Check String

Bug Check Code

Parameter 1

Parameter 2

Parameter 3

Parameter 4

Caused By Driver

Caused By Address

File Description

Product Name

Company

File Version

Processor

Crash Address

Stack Address 1

Stack Address 2

Stack Address 3

Computer Name

Full Path

Processors Count

Major Version

Minor Version

Dump File Size

Dump File Time

060614-8533-01.dmp

6/6/2014 10:50:37

KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

0x0000001e

00000000`00000000

00000000`00000000

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A:Win7 BSOD on Lenovo ThinkPad W520

Whats the make and model of your computer?
Did you update your NIC driver?
Try also running memtest 86+http://www.memtest.org/

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I have searched this and several other forums for answers to my problem.  I have a Lenovo W520 i7 12G Ram laptop with a new blank OCZ vertex 4 drive.  I can not get past the first reboot during the install.  Many times I can't get to the first
reboot.  I have tried all of the different video settings in the bios, I have updated the system bios, and generally tried everything I can come up with to no avail.  I have tried different versions of the OS (regular and enterprise both dated 8-15)
I have tried loading from DVD and USB, I have tried with no other drives in laptop, I have tried all SATA options in bios and all video options in bios.
Sometimes, it freezes immediately during the start of install with a slanted blue windows logo and a single dot at the bottom of the screen.  Sometimes I get up to 3 dots before it freezes.  In about 1 out of ten tries it will actually finish the
cd and restart.  Once I get here about half of the time I have a blank screen.  The other half of the time I get the slanted blue window but nothing else.  But in both cases, the CPU fan runs wide open.
I guess my questions are:
1. How close is the 8/15 download the 'to be released' OS?
2. Has anyone actually gotten W8 to run on this hardware config?  (After over 30 years of alpha and beta testing I would consider the current code to be a late alpha or early beta based on my experience)
3. Where do I go from here?  Should I just ... Read more

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Hey guys, strange problem, unit started freezing before it could go the desktop so I did a system restore and now can easily get to the desktop but first issue is that the owner always had to enter his password to enter windows, now that doesn''t happen, when booted the system will go straight to windows. Also rightlicking on the main folders such as My Pictures My Documents e.t.c doesn't work so I am guessing it's a permissions issue. I looked at the Folder Options but not seeing anything there regarding permissions, I want to advise the owner to backup all files first before I should proceed to do anything but since I can't copy and paste that won't work, any ideas please?

A:Lenovo W520 laptop freezing problem

I would run a hard drive diagnostic...to deal with any questions I might have regarding the fundamental capability of the hard drive before assuming it's an O/S or other problem.  Chkdsk /r is NOT a hard drive diagnostic, it's a file system tool.
 
Louis

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Hello everyone! I've recently bought a refurbished Lenovo W520, with a brand new SSD and new ram as well. The model dates back to 2011, and actually looks rather new in it's overall appearance. These are bought from firms whose users, I assume, have probably used them less intensely and probably with greater care than the average user. My question is; How long should I expect this machine to function? It already got what I assume to be around half a decade on its back, and while certain essential parts (SSD and Ram) are brand new, I'm still anxious about the longevity of the rest of it's internal components. Thanks in advance! - Philip










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A:Life expectancy of a 'new' refurbished Lenovo W520

I'd only really worry about the cooling issues. This is speaking from still using a well-travelled W520. Depending on how many hours of use the laptop has had and the conditions it was kept in, the thermal paste might need replacing over the GPU/CPU and the fans/vents might need a blow out with compressed air to clear any accumulation. That's about a $6 job to do yourself (materials: thermal paste and compressed air, remove keyboard and keyboard frame, remove heat pipes over GPU/CPU.) I'm assuming you received a new battery (obviously these age and there's no way the original is up to spec anymore) and the LCD screen shows no issues (backlight will dim over time but mine is still going strong with only a little pink cast near the corners -- though to be fair, mine has had a rough life and fallen multiple times on hard surfaces from some great distances.) In the past, on other thinkpads, the only other points of failure have been the bearings going in the cooling fan which requires a replacement of the fan assembly and graphics failures (sometimes from the graphics cable being overworked going through the hinge.) I haven't had either of these problems with the W520 yet. The hinge is better designed than many previous thinkpads and the cooling is less active which will stretch out the life of any fan bearings. This is with the 2000M GPU (the 1000M models may have had other issues because the two had different cooling designs.) Currently I have a Plextor mSATA SSD... Read more

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Hi all, I am trying to download the W520 parts list at http://lenovoquickpick.com/sgp/system/thinkpad/w-series/w520.xlsx However, it returns a 0 byte file (i.e. the file is corrupt or is non-existent). Is someone able to restore the file? Or, if somebody has already downloaded the file, you could always upload the file here. I am looking for parts for a W520, but I would like to have the full parts list to make a choice.

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System was manufactured this March. Computer was received 6 days ago.

Restored operating system to factory settings multiple times. It was restored 6 hours before this latest crash.

I was watching a youtube video while installing Visual Studio when this latest crash occurred.

Windows Ultimate 64-bit. Upgraded from Windows Home Premium. Full Retail.
Lenovo ThinkPad W520
Intel Core i7-2860QM
16GB
NVidia Quadro 2000M
Intel 160GB X25 SSD (2 in RAID 0)

Output from the system file collection app and the system health report is attached as zip.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Update 3/24: No errors from Memtest.

A:BSOD Randomly Occurring, New Lenovo W520

Problem Devices:
Code:
Cisco Systems VPN Adapter for 64-bit Windows ROOT\NET\0000 This device is disabled.

Security Software:
Code:
vipappservice.exe c:\program files (x86)\symantec\vip access client\vipappservice.exe 8356 8 200 1380 3/23/2012 9:40 PM 2.0.2.140 80.61 KB (82,544 bytes) 6/30/2011 1:07 AM
vipuimanager.exe c:\program files (x86)\symantec\vip access client\vipuimanager.exe 6196 8 200 1380 3/23/2012 9:46 PM 2.0.2.140 2.08 MB (2,185,832 bytes) 6/30/2011 1:07 AM
avastsvc.exe c:\program files\avast software\avast\avastsvc.exe 2096 8 200 1380 3/23/2012 9:38 PM 7.0.1426.0 43.72 KB (44,768 bytes) 3/23/2012 7:13 PM
avastui.exe c:\program files\avast software\avast\avastui.exe 1744 8 200 1380 3/23/2012 9:38 PM 7.0.1426.0 4.05 MB (4,241,512 bytes) 3/23/2012 7:13 PM

Possible out of date drivers:
Code:
dne64x fffff880`04c60000 fffff880`04c8c000 Mon Nov 10 18:01:24 2008 (4918d964) 000359da dne64x.sys
LenovoRd fffff880`027cb000 fffff880`027e7d00 Mon May 11 03:33:56 2009 (4a07f104) 000271d2 LenovoRd.sys
dne64x.sys
LenovoRd.sys



Code:
Loading Dump File [D:\Kingston\BSODDmpFiles\AfraidOfDecaf\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\032312-13166-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built b... Read more

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hi guys i am new to this community. i have a w520 when i bought it i didnt know there was no windows 10 driver from lenovo for it. well i said what ever and installed it it went smoth but problems started when windows 10 pushed the latest updates here are the issues i am facing. 1) Power manager gone no battery threshold 2) every time i shut down and/or restart sound driver and/or hardware goes missing then i have to restart it like 3 to 4       times to get it back3) there is no hibernate option in power options (power options>choose what the power buttens do> last options)  now if there is any way or work around to get back power manager and solve these issues kindly help me Power options screen shot 



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A:lenovo thnikpad W520 windows 10 problems

1. To reach the additional power settings, click on the following:
 

2. The battery settings can be achieved via the Lenovo settings app (battery gauge)
 
3. My Windows 10 was via a Window 7 upgrade. I have not had any issue with the sound driver. You might go to the Windows 8 support page on the W520 site and choose the sound driver from there.

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My HDD password started to fail after I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version (1.43). Something similar to what is described here, but on a W520: https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/solutions/sf10-d0121 The workaround is to downgrade to the original BIOS version (1.27) and remove the password option, but I'm getting an error when I try to downgrade ("BIOS image file does not match this system. The utility process has not completed."). I tried several different BIOS versions listed here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-W-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-... I tried both .exe option and the ISO boot disk option, and got the same error. Is the W520 BIOS downgradable? Any help will be appreciated.  

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Hi all, I have a W520 from 2011 and am having an issue seting up a mobile broadband after adding a Sierra Wireless MC8355 Gobi 3000 HS-USB. I have searched around looking for people with similar issues, but what I am having a problem with is with mobile broadband activation. I cannot download the tool from lenovo because my WWAN card is not supported, and the other work around is using mobile.lenovo.com to activate it, but that link cannot be accessed. I am attempting to use a project fi data sim which uses t-mobile towers, and while I have gotten it to connect to the cell tower, it will not give me lte internet access as it is not active. Does anyone have any recommendations?

A:Lenovo W520 WWAN Card and Sim Activation Issues

Welcome to the CommunityIs your preferable cellular operator T-Mobile USA? If yes, it doesn't need to activate the wwan card.Definitely, the data plan (Internet/mobile/broadband service, the name depends on the operator) on the sim card has to be activated.

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Hey this is my first post as I'm new here. I have been having an issue which has been going on for several months.

Every 30 minutes, to the second, my laptop completely shuts down (I have tried running in safe mode too). No matter what programs are running, or aren't, it continues to shut down.

I have made a work-around, where I put the computer to sleep roughly every 28 minutes, then I wake it. This seems to reset the 'timer'. Lately it seems my computer will not sleep properly, or it will not wake from sleep (power button starts slowly blinking, not pulsing, green to black), however I think this is a different unrelated issue.

Things I have tried but have NOT worked: Running without battery, re-seating RAM, new thermal paste (I thought the problem originally had to do with the system temperature as it was getting quite hot), I have made sure there are NO TIMERS for sleep, or shut down set for the graphics card (NVIDIA Quadro 2000M) or in Lenovo Power Manager. I have made sure my drivers are up to date and that my BIOS is also up to date.

One more noteworthy thing; I had problems with my WMI event registration/viewer as it caused my computer to crash at completely random (minutes to hours, even to days) times. I ran a script I found (from a reputable website and I did a backup first) to fix this error I found in my event viewer (it did fix it). The 30 minute shut-downs did not happen immediately after I ran the script, but rather about a week later, perhaps t... Read more

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Hi, Before i start i just want to point out that i clearly understand that W520 is NOT on the supported Product list for upgrade to Windows 10. But i did the upgrade my W520 to Win10 anyway.System Performance wise is not a problem. It still runs normal on W520.But what most bothered me is the GUI issues: Right Click (Context Menu) on Start shows it's options but i can not Click most of them. It only works on: Desktop, Shutdown, Run & Search. The rest is not working.Windows Taskbar application thumbnail & switch not working smoothly. I have to click many times to switch application from the TaskbarWhen switching applications from Taskbar it showed on the background instead of infront of the opened application. So i have to minimize an opened app to get to the other on the background.And the most important is the ThinkVantage button is not working. As well as the ThinkVantage Tools software. If i click it open File Explorer. So i assume the software was wipeout during Win10 Upgrade The Lenovo - Factory Recovery Disk on Control Panel is also not working. It said 'Unable to find files for recovery media'Though i still can see the Lenovo_Recovery (Q is mounted on the System and has 5.34GB free of 15.6GB. So with all those issues i would like to do Factory Reset on my W520, but i cannot find any other way other than to purchase a Recovery Disk. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-7-Discussion/W520-Recovery-Disc/m-p/206... Read more

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Hi, Since upgrading to windows 10, Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox is having all sorts of problems when it starts up. I keep getting the following errors. The external tool "PrintersAndFaxesFolder"could not be found for os"Windows Unknown Major Release Service Pack 0 Professional x86 64-bit". The external tool "DiskDefragmentationGUI"could not be found for os"Windows Unknown Major Release Service Pack 0 Professional x86 64-bit". The external tool "NetworkSharingCenter"could not be found for os"Windows Unknown Major Release Service Pack 0 Professional x86 64-bit". I have tried the method found here, but it  doesn't work. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/windows-10-alerts-on-leno...   Also, my screen brightness is now absurdly high. On full brightness is it way brighter than it should be, and at lowest setting it is still barely dark. WHY has Lenovo not bothered to support theW520 for windows 10? This is disgraceful, it's enough to make me neve rbuy anything from this company again! 

A:Lenovo W520 ThinkVantage Toolbox and Screen proble...

I believe Lenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox was replaced by Lenovo Solution Center, so you might have to upgrade to that. Alternatively, uninstall TVT if you don't need it.As for the screen brightness, you may have to install a Lenovo provided Intel graphics driver; the generic Intel drivers tend to do this.Lenovo can't officially support the W520 for Windows 10 because Intel chose not to officially support Sandy Bridge for Windows 10. That said, the combination should still work decently.

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Every time I log in to Windows (7 Pro 64-bit), MS ClickOnce tries to load something and finally gives the error below. How can I get rid of it? Lenovo Service Bridge is not listed in Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features. PLATFORM VERSION INFO
Windows : 6.1.7601.65536 (Win32NT)
Common Language Runtime : 4.0.30319.42000
System.Deployment.dll : 4.6.81.0 built by: NETFXREL2
clr.dll : 4.6.100.0 built by: NETFXREL2STAGE
dfdll.dll : 4.6.81.0 built by: NETFXREL2
dfshim.dll : 4.0.41209.0 (Main.041209-0000)

SOURCES
Deployment url : file:///C:/Users/Me/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/Start%20Menu/Programs/Lenovo/Lenovo%20Service%20Bridge.appref-ms

ERROR SUMMARY
Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
* Activation of C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Lenovo\Lenovo Service Bridge.appref-ms resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
+ Could not find file 'C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Lenovo\Lenovo Service Bridge.appref-ms'.

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION FAILURE SUMMARY
No transaction error was detected.

WARNINGS
There were no warnings during this operation.

OPERATION PROGRESS STATUS
* [16.9.2015 18:03:24] : Activation of C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Lenovo\Lenovo Service Bridge.appref-ms has started.

ERROR DETAILS
Following errors were detecte... Read more

A:W520: Could not find file Lenovo Service Bridge.ap...

Anyone? The issue still remains.

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I would greatly appreciate any help in solving what is a pesky BSOD, after a new Win7 Ultimate 64 bit installation, from Lenovo Rescue Disks.

I have owned the laptop for several years, with no BSOD problems. The new install was after Lenovo had updated their drivers for rescue disks for the very fast Lenovo W520.

As instructed, I am attaching for upload my System Information file, and the SF Diagnostic Tool info.

Help is greatly appreciate!

Thanks!

Richard D

System: Lenovo W520, Corsair 16GB ram, Samsung 1TB 540, details in file

A:BSOD When Coming Out of Sleep Mode, After New Install Lenovo W520

Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Also update the display driver. Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Let us know the results.

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Friends I just now got a Thinkpad W520. Seems like a powerful machine. It came already upgraded to Win 10 Pro 64 bit. Now I wanted to update the BIOS on it but do not know how to proceed. The current BIOS is this one:BIOSBrand LENOVOVersion 8BET55WW (1.35 )Date 12/6/2011So it is already 5 years old. I tried to find BIOS Update Utility for 64 bit Win 10 on the Lenovo support site, but could not find one for this model. I find one for Windows 8 64 bit but not for Win 10. Can I use the Win 8 BIOS Update Utility to update my W520 to the BIOS 1.42? Or what are my options? ThanksCalle 

A:W520 Bios Update Utility Windows 10 64 bit

 On machines like yours that were never sold with win10 pre-installed, I suggest burning a CD and updating the BIOS that way. 

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Hi Everyone,Earlier today I noticed that my w520 had not gone into sleep mode properly when I shut down the lid yesterday night. The fan was turned on, the CPU side warm to touch and the power button with green led on. The laptop didn't respond to any key or mouse input, so I just pressed and held the power button till the machine shutdown. Once I turned on the laptop again, pressing the power button, the laptop went into a reboot loop! Unlike some reboot loops reported in this forum, mine does not even display the Thinkpad BIOS screen. The Power LED indicator comes on for a second, with the CAPS lock, Bluetooth and WLAN LED indicators lighting up at the same time and then the machine shuts down and reboots again and the whole thing starts over again. The only way I can stop the reboot loop is to press and hold the power button for about 10 seconds once the power is on for the brief period. Turning on the machine afterwards again results in the same reboot loop! So far I have tried taking out the battery and tried starting it using power from the docking station and same thinng keeps on happening. I don't have an external monitor at hand right now, so I can't even tell if it's some weird display driver issue. I haven't taken out the primary hard drive (256GB SSD) and trying to boot yet. Will report back when I do. In the mean time, any helpful suggestion on how to troubleshoot things further? Many thanks.  

A:W520 infinite reboot loop even before BIOS screen

Update: I've eliminated the HDD and RAM as an issue. When I took out both the HDD, same thing. When I took out the RAM, there's a loud beep from the BIOS (beep, beepx3, beep, beepx3) suggesting the BIOS can't find the RAM?Putting things back together takes me back to square one, the reboot loop!

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I attempted to verify the checksums on the bootable bios cd and they do not match up with the ones provided on the website. IS it a possibility that lenovo forgot to update the checksums since this is such an old bios update? thank youhttp://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DBFDD599-7F3F-4EAC-8F03-4B303AC4C7AC  checksums for the file:MD5 : B2C95E790424F6DB7C1C1C78BD0D0C4ESHA-1 : BDEA6DE746DFEAA6D6F09CEE91036557C7ADCEA5 checksums on websiteMD5: b73978f00babe9803f7d215a03ba6e75SHA-1: b2c708f42b133d1e9961a149f974f989ecc01245

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

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

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

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

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

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I 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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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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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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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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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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I downloaded the new lenovo y50 bios version: 9ECN43WW released 10/22/2015.  However, whenever I turn the laptop on, it makes the fan whir up really loudly for a few seconds and then goes into the windows login screen.The same thing happens when I turn it off: the fans accelerate and spin loudly for a few seconds then shuts down. Is there a way to prevent this from happening or to revert to an older bios version? There is only the 9ECN43WW bios in my C:/ bios folder. Thanks in advanced.

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I forgot my bios password. What should i do? Can i crack bios password?

A:Lenovo g50-80 bios

Hi ANiK_ ,
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums,
 
Passwords are highly confidential info .Before, older computer can do manual reset doing the jumper and reset cmos but nowadays security for password access is now embedded on the chipset and would no longer rely on battery maintained storage. Many would offer their BIOS crack utility for a price and unguaranteed result.  Same reason why some CMOS battery would also be soldered on the board.
 
Solution : (Quoted from the document)
 
" To regain access, the system will need to be serviced to have the system board and hard drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and this repair is not covered under the warranty."
 
Check your warranty and give tech support a call.
 
 
Regards

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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

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kindly be informed that I am facing an issue with my lenovo idea 500 as it is booting from the intel udmi pxe only and I am not able to enter the bios with fn + f2 or any thing to change the bios setting can any one please help me with this urgent issue the novo button also didnt fix the issue as when I press it or fn + f2 it give me black screen freezing thanks in advance 

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Hi My laptop is lenovo 50-80, i need to know my BIOS password to be able to download the software of windows 7 through the USB and i need theBIOS password Can you help? 

A:I need the BIOS Password for Lenovo G50-80

Good day and welcome to the community.There is no factory default / master BIOS password.
 
Furthermore, the only discussion surrounding BIOS passwords generally allowable in the forum is what is published on page 24 of the hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g_z_50_series_hmm.pdf
 
Regards.

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