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ThinkCentre M710s M.2 SSD Not Detected by BIOS

Q: ThinkCentre M710s M.2 SSD Not Detected by BIOS

Hi, We've recently purchased some M710s desktops and Crucial M.2 MX300 SATA M.2 Drives. We've installed the drives but the BIOS does not seem to be recognizing them. I see on the board the M.2 port is labelled "SATA4" but I don't see this in the BIOS. However on the startup options an 'M.2 Drive' is an available option but has no label. Is there anything special that needs to be done to enable the M.2 port?













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A: ThinkCentre M710s M.2 SSD Not Detected by BIOS

Pretty sure the M.2 storage slot of all models of M710 are PCIe x4/NVMe. A SATA only M.2 SSD will not work.

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Hi When we try to update Bios to 1.52 from WinPE - then afuwinx64.exe fails with error: Child process failed. Return code: 55 When we try to update ThinkCentre M720q and M720s to 1.29 in WinPe afuwinx64.exe fails with the same error.  If we update from full OS (Windows 10) the bios update is succesfull Anyone got some ideas? ... wait for new bios :-) Best regardsLennard

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Hi there,Would someone please kindly advise if I can install a 2nd HD (  2.5" or 3.5" ) SATA in a M710s ( 10M7000FUS  ) with a Lenovo Slim 2.5" Storage bay adapter ( 4XF0P01010  ).  My understanding is that this bay can accommodate 2.5 or 3.5" HD.   Many thanks
 
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Lenovo Sales can't seem to help me. I need an INTERNAL DVD burner/reader for my ThinkCentre M710S (part # 10M7CTO1WW) . This is the "slim" version of the desktop PC.  Can anyone tell me the part number I need for this item that will fit in the open bay on this desktop? Thanks.

A:DVD Burner for ThinkCentre M710S

Hi jimchi,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
Looking at the parts lookup following parts will work with your system:

HL DUE0N 9.0 DVDROM W/B - 45K0491
HL GUE0N 9.0 DVDWriter W/B - 45K0493

I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Lenovo Sales can't seem to help me. I need an INTERNAL DVD burner/reader for my ThinkCentre M710S (part # 10M7CTO1WW) . This is the "slim" version of the desktop PC.  Can anyone tell me the part number I need for this item that will fit in the open bay on this desktop? Thanks.

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Hi iam shocked paid alot money for the tower .M710s Desktop (ThinkCentre)i5  and no software i expected a power2go for burning discs cant belive it nothing on it, ,all other lenovos cheaper ones have it on ,am gobbed smacked .Why didnt they put software on it ?ty

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Hi Lenovo Community, a have an M910q 10MV0012US Tiny. I'm trying to clone an existing OS on an NVMe M.2 SSD to an M.2 SATA SSD (Lenovo PN 00JT082), it appears to reimage successfully to the drive which is showing in the software. However, the drive isn't showing up as a boot option in the BIOS and I can't boot from the SSD. So then I tried reinstalling Windows 10 fresh on it, and it looks like it installed ok and does appear in Windows installation media, but again, can't boot from it. Now, I did read on a forum topic for (I think) a M710, that it only supports NVMe drives and not M.2 SATA. Wondering if it is the same with the M910 desktop. Am I correct in this case, does it not support bootable M.2 SATA drives? If so, let me know. Thanks!

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I downloaded the latest suitable BIOS for the ThinkCenter M710s and unzipped it.the instructions say to use the cmdline"wflash2.exe ROM.IMG /quiet" after hitting enter i receive the following error (see attached screenshot) thank you regards 

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System Type: M710sSerial number: MJ05UN7COperating System: Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bitBios version: LENOVO M16KT40A, 10/5/17 The issue is whenever I try to access the Bios setup (whether by pressing F1 repeatedly with Full PC Shutdown enabled, or by Windows 10 Advanced Startup option), I only see a black screen, as my monitor apparently doesn't detect bios activity on my screen, making it impossible to do anything like enable Intel Virtualization Tech or change my video card output. This black screen issue also seems to apply to the Lenovo pc startup logo (if there is one for my machine) and the Windows 10 loading screen.

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Computer will not boot into or past BIOS since BIOS update to FWKT86A  on 5/30/2018, unless dongel from Microsoft wireless key board and mouse is removed prior to start up. With the dongle removed maching boot normally and works with the Microsoft keyboard and mouse when plugged in. Is there a fix for this or do I need to roll back my BIOS? 

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I have a Lenovo T410s - 29123RU BIOS - V1.5 (6UET70WW) 2012-10-11 - (updated from V1.1 this morning hoping it wold solve the problem)ECV - 1.14MTM - 29123RUCPU - Intel Core i5 M520 @ 2.4GHzRAM - DDR3 - 4GBx2 - PC3-10600s This laptop uses a 250GB - 1.8" Micro Sata HDDTOSHIBA MK2529GSG - 250GB - HDD1F07 M BL02 The other day the laptop was running fine then all of a sudden crashed.  I tried to reeboot and i got -  ERROR 2100: HDD0 (HARD DISK DRIVE) INITIALIZATION ERROR (2)PRESS ESC TO CONTINUE I have run scans on the drive itself using: HD Tune ProHDD RgeneratorCrystalDiskInfoTestDiskUBCD- ViVard v4.0- TAFT v1.2Passmark BurIn Test Pro v8.1 All the tests came back excellent which lead me to see if it was a BIOS issue.  I downoaded the updated v1.5 this morning and replaced the original v1.1.  No change in HDD detection. What really puzzles me is that when i use an OS through my USB or USB-SSD, they detect the drive and I am able to read/write to the entire drive without any loss of data or S.M.A.R.T. errors.  I just can't use this as my primary drive anymore because it will not initialize with BIOS.  I am hoping that I do not need to replace the MOBO as they go from $50 - $150 US plus shipping.   OS's used:Win10x64Win7x64WinXPWin98SELinuxMintBT5-R3KaliLinuxUBCD - FreeDOS - LINUXDoss6.22 Any thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated

A:ThinkPad T410s - Primary Micro SATA HDD not detected by BIOS - Only Detected By OS Platforms

It sounds like something is timing out.  It is hard to be sure without swapping either the drive or the MB.  You might go into the BIOS and select diagnostic mode for boot.  That would do a memory test and it might slow things down enough to mask the problem

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Hi there, I recently bought a Lenovo Thinkcentre E73 SFF, which had Windows 10 installed in it. I decided that I wanted to installed Windows 7 instead of using Windows 10. I decided to go into the BIOS to change the boot priority so that my Windows 7 installation drive had priority over the pre-existing boot drive. In the process, I also recall disabling "Fast Boot", as the PC kept skipping the post screen every time I booted up. It continued to do that even when I was in Windows 10, but I've now got Windows 7 installed, but I cannot find any way to access the BIOS of the motherboard. Can anybody advise on how I'd go about getting into the motherboard BIOS? TLDR - I've installed Windows 7 in place of Windows 10, but I cannot get into the BIOS as the computer is forever skipping the post screen on bootup. Does anybody know about how I'd be able to get into the motherboard BIOS? Thanks in advance!P.S. I wish you all a Merry Christmas!!!

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Hi....... I am hoping that someone may be able to pint me in the right direction.   I have an old IBM Thinkcentre..... I am not sure which exact model it is.  Used to use it in my home office, but moved it out to the entertainment center ages ago and basically use it as a "jukebox" that I have stored all my music into and feed my audio system.  I run nothing else, and it worked fine doing this for years.  Anyway, with a recent update in iTunes, I now am experiencing issues playing back music, as I never have before.   I populated the main board with 4GB of RAM, but when I check in system information...... although it states 4GB installed, it only chows 2.25GB in "total physical memory". I have tried everything I could to increase performance of the resources I have..... disabled what was unnecessary and turned off everything that does not absolutely need to run in the background, but have only improved things a bit.  In doing some research, it was suggested that a  BIOS update "may" allow me to go beyond the RAM limitations of my system.  I figured I would try this out before bagging it and just investing in a new computer. Anyway, I have attached a snapshot of my system configuration.  Can anyone help me find a later version of BIOS?  I have tried searching for it myself, but everything points me back to the Lenovo site, were I cannot find anything.  When I plug in my serial number, it does not find a... Read more

A:looking for bios upgrade for IBM ThinkCentre

You have a ThinkCentre M50-8189. 4GB max memory.https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-thinkcentre-m50-8189-p4-2-4-ghz-monitor-none-series/specs/ Due to the way memory was allocated at that time, the top 1GB of memory is RESERVED.Your BIOS is probably up to date. Other users may have more information to offer about the top 1GB of memory. 

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Dear fellow community members, I have a huge problem with M83 ThinkCentre. We've bought 80 PCs from a retailer in Germany. All very good condition. These PCs are 2014 release. The problem is their BIOS. It was upgradet to 2016 version and the problem we experience is that whenever we put a GPU in any of the 2 included PCIE ports - it starts, but fails to boot. Same thing on all of them. Do you guys have an idea how to downgrade the BIOS?

A:M83 ThinkCentre BIOS downgrade

What is the model number of M83? Tower, SFF, Tiny?What is your current BIOS level?What graphics card are you trying to use?A link to a website showing graphics card would help (Amazon, Alibaba, etc).

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Supported CUP by bios 9QKT39A ( ThinkCentre 71 1578 )I have 2 different sources of information from Lenovo1- https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/documents/pd0150022- http://www.lenovo.com/shop/emea/content/pdf/desktops/thinkcentre/edge-71/en/EDGE71_DS_EN.pdf? The supported processors are different.??I try to look if the upgrade history of the bios. If it has added compatibility to more processor.?https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/olddownloads/ds019028?itry to click to Summary of change made in previous update ?but the page goes nowhere?The connection has timed out??I  am looking for the offal, up-to-date info on  supported processors for ThinkCentre 71 1578.?? Thanks, 

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Hi, I am trying to add a second drive (250GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD) to my M91p but I don't see it in the bios. I have tried the 4 sata ports and no luck. The SSd works fine, I pluged it to a docking station and I could format it with my windows laptop.  Samsung magician didn't allow me to do anything via USB. My bios version is 9HKT58AUS 9H45A 06/10/2014 Anybody knows what I could do?

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Hello Community. I have updated my computer to the latest bios version (FCKT84A) and after that my computer stuck to a black screen after the lenovo logo appears. My computer boot normally when i remove my graphic card (AMD Radeon HD 5450) and use the on board graphic card.I try to downgrade my bios to FCKT83A and everything are back to normal but unfortunately i don't have the latest update.Is there any way to have the latest update using my graphic card? and why that my happen? thanks in advance

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I was trying to resolve the famous problem about the ACPI where the workstation will not power off after system shutdown procedure. I tried flashing again the BIOS but something goes wrong and system got frozen. So I powered off the machine and it never boot up again. I read about some procedure to flash again BIOS when that is already corrupted. I tried burning the iso on a cd and playing with Clear CMOS jumper. Nothing happened. Do someone know how it works for that model?That machina have only cd reader, sd reader and usb ports. So not floppy reader like guides for other models says.

A:ThinkCentre Edge71 Bios failure

This is the first time i am getting such problems in my Lenovo laptop.  I cast a glance at my laptop screen and even after 10 minutes of sitting patiently it still just shows the logo. lenovo laptop not booting helped me to solve this issue. Through chat, you can solve this issue. 

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Can I upgrade ThinkCentre M59p 9965A2U Bios 5CKT50AUS to 5CKT77A with Windows 10?Lenvo does not mention Windows 10 in the bios upgrade website

A:ThinkCentre M59p Bios and Ram Upgrade

Best to use CD ISO method for all BIOS updates, which makes it independent of the OS. 

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Hi, how can i upgrade BIOS version of ThinkCentre M remotely. Could you please inform me? 

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I have 2 different sources of information from Lenovo1- https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/documents/pd0150022- http://www.lenovo.com/shop/emea/content/pdf/desktops/thinkcentre/edge-71/en/EDGE71_DS_EN.pdf? The supported processors are different.??I try to look if the upgrade history of the bios. If it has added compatibility to more processor.?https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/olddownloads/ds019028?itry to click to Summary of change made in previous update ?but the page goes nowhere?The connection has timed out??I  am looking for the official, up-to-date info on  supported processors for ThinkCentre 71 1578.?? Thanks,

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Hello, I wanted to update my BIOS, but the instructions call for execution of FCJYxxUSA.exe which is not in the download.  Anyone know what I'm missing? Thanks.

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Product: ThinkCentre M8500t-N000System: Debian 8Current BIOS Information:    Vendor: LENOVO    Version: FBKT79AUS    Release Date: 04/17/2014    BIOS Revision: 1.79    Firmware Revision: 1.13 It seems that this BIOS is really old. Could I update BIOS by this Flash BIOS update link? Because I can't find my product on this website. Could you help me check? Thank you!

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I have a ThinkCentre E63z 10D4 model all-in-one.  I attempted to update the BIOS using the Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version).  This seems to have failed spectacularly, as the computer will no longer boot.  It will power on, show the Lenovo splash screen, go to a black screen, then reboot endlessly like this.  I have tried following every guide there is to recover this thing.  I have tried making a USB disk and booting from it, but it seems that USB devices aren't even being initialized during POST.  No lights come on the keyboard at all, and no input seems to work.  I have tried F1, F2, F12, holding down the function key while trying these, and absolutely nothing changes.  I got so desperate that I pulled a CD drive out of another computer and held the thing together with it plugged into the HDD SATA connector on the main board - no dice there either.  Won't even spin up the disk. What am I doing wrong?  How can I recover the BIOS on this thing?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hello there, I have (for the first time) a problem with my Lenovo ThinkCentre E73. I recently updated the BIOS (it was one of the initial versions and had some issues) to the latest version. I use a KVM (Keyboard Video Mouse) switch. This KVM switch has some USB inputs (for keyboard, mouse, USB stick or whatever) and the USB part is based on a (switchable) USB HUB. But when i connect my USB keyboard to this HUB, the Lenovo BIOS doesn't recognize it (keyboard does'nt work, and the Lenovo shows error 0211, no keyboard connected. The KVM itself isn't faulty, in Windows everything worked fine. Also the previous used BIOS version has no problems with the KVM and works fine also. There where no changes made in the hardware setup. When i plug my keyboard directly into the Lenovo the BIOS recognized it. When i use a simple (non powered) USB hub and plug my keyboard in, the BIOS doesn't detect is again. So it looks like the new BIOS has some issues with USB hubs. Not only my keyboard would be detected, also USB memory sticks are not visible by the boot manager. Can anybody help me, or can Lenovo made a change to the new BIOS version so i can use my KVM again into the BIOS? Thank you!

A:ThinkCentre E73 New BIOS doesn't recognize USB HUB...

I'm curious if you get the same result on a front USB port (I'm assuming the hub was connected to the rear.) 

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I made a change in the BIOS of an M910t (see my other topic for details) and now neither graphics cards appear to be functioning. I want to reset the BIOS, but am having difficulty doing so. I unplugged the tower, removed the CMOS battery, held down the power button for a bit. Left the battery out overnight. Put it back in and plugged everything in again. No change. I looked through the manual and examined the motherboard closely, but don't see a mention of a CMOS jumper anywhere. Any advice?

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Good Afternoon, I have about 300 of the ThinkCentre M710q coming my way and I have been trying to setup an automated process to update the BIOS as well as import BIOS settings.  These machines are being setup with Win7 Enterprise and will Legacy PXE boot. So far I am able to update the bios without an issue.  However I am not able to apply settings to the BIOS using the CFGWIN tool.  I am able to capture the settings, but upon restoring them I recieve the error: Restore Failed:  "Secure Boot,Disabled;[Optionalisabled,Enabled;". (MFGDone Set but Password not input or error) These are fresh machines out of the box with no passwords set for the BIOS.  They also have had their BIOS updated to the most current version. Has anyone else ran into this?  I also tried doing the same thing using the SRWIN.exe utility to export to a dat file, an I get the error: The input password is not correct.Return Code 40000001h Please let me know if you have run into this and perhaps found a solution/work around. Thank you!Michael

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I should have came to this conclusion sooner, but my current re-installation of Windows has some problems that I haven't had the time to address until now. What I need, though, is access to the repair function on the disk. However, herein lies my problem...

When I boot up, media in the drive or no media, bios does not show the drive in its list. I can still open and close the drive as if nothing is wrong there, but I cannot "boot from CD". I've reset my bios back to defaults and while the drive appeared on IDE Channel 1 in the settings, it still would not recognize ANY media while booting up.

I have the latest version of my bios. I have also tried changing cables. The drive is on an IDE channel by itself.

Once my system boots into Windows, however, the drive is recognized and acts normally as if nothing happened in bios. Media operates fine. I have checked the event viewer, and there are no entries anywhere that states my optical drive has been experiencing problems, and yes, in fact it operates just like it always does.

Can anyone help me get my bios and cdrom back together again? The problem is I just do not know where to start to solve this. I wish I could say how long this has been happening, but I really don't know as of today. There have been no hardware changes in the past three months, and my current installation and configuration began back in late April.

Thanks for your time...
 

A:CD/DVDROM drive - not detected by bios, detected by Windows?

What is the boot sequence in the bios? should be CD or optical drive first, then Hard Drive or IDE-0 second if you want to boot from the cd-drive. Many computer manufacturers set the computer to automatically boot off of the hard drive by default so setting the factory defaults might not be what you are looking for. Look for the screen that has the boot order or sequence and just change it, exit and save settings and restart the computer with the boot cd in the drive. I hope that helps.
 

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I am having issues with my ThinkCentere M72e-it only recognizes my i5 Processor as having two cores, both in Bios and in Windows 10.  The Bios is very out of date, but it will not update.  If I try to do it through the operating system method, I get an error "Bios version of ROM doesn't match the current file".  If I try the USB flash drive method (for which there are no instructions) Bios reconizes the flas card int he start-up configuration, but when it tries to boot tot he USB with he update files on it, I get a message, no operating system found.  I installed teh Lenovo System udater, and while it says it will update Bios, it hasn't.How do I get the Thnkcentre to update Bios, or at least recognize the i% processor as a quad core? 

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I am trying to update the Uefi/ bios for a Lenovo Thinkcentre M82.  I created a CD with the files and followed the instructions.  The instructions say to reboot the computer with the CD in the drive.  I do this.  However, the computer boots normally to Windows. Since I have never flashed a UEFI/ bios before, I would like to understand a little more about what's actually involved.  Is part of the process to have a bootable CD and boot to it?  Or are we just using the files that are on the CD? If I have to get into the uefi bios and initiate the process through a screen in there, I don't seem to be able to get in there, for some reason.  I tried F1, F2, F10, F12, and enter (each on separate boots).  I also tried to initiate the process through Windows (there is a choice "updated UEFI firmware").

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Hello everyone,
 
I need some help, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre A55 9636 Desktop, and I need to boot off a CD but when I insert the CD in the CD/DVD-ROM and restart, it won't boot of the CD, it doesn't even give a message at startup to change the boot sequence (like press F2 for boot) or something like that. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
thanks,
 
 
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A:How to change Boot order on a ThinkCentre (BIOS)

did you try changing the boot order in the bios?     Message Edited by vijaysaradhi on 05-18-2009 08:34 AM

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So I'm looking to Flash the BIOS on the M910t models for use in Enterprise deployment but can't for the life of me find any documentation on the process. Does the m1ajy36usa.exe executable have silent switches or is there a reliable and preferably nonfrustrating way to set this up? Thank you!

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Hi everyone,Yesterday I had new updates from lenovo utility. It was an update of the BIOS. After reboot my thinkcentre didn't start up.I can hear 2 beep after start and black screen. I tried to use recovery with jumper but no success. How to make restore of the BIOS from USB? Please help!

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from the "Hello,
I have been trying to add our company's asset tag numbers to some of our m73 ThinkCentre desktops.
The Model Number is S0JV00
BIOS Version is Lenovo FCKT80AUS
Operating System is Windows 10
 
I recently updated the BIOS to the current version it is now, like I was recomended from the "Help us help you" thread.
"A surprising number of problems are solved by updating the BIOS."
However, after the update, the asset tag option is still greyed out.  I have tried using the CFGWIN.exe comand that came with the FCJW80USA download, like Lenovo recommended but I keep getting
Error: "Enumerate Lenovo_BiosSetting failed. Error Code = 0c80041003"
 
I also tried AFUWINGUI to try and save the BIOS settings, and then edit them to then re-flash with the updated asset information if that was possible but when I try to open the saved bios file, it opens in wordpad and looks like it is encrypted.
 
Some sort of step by step process would be the most help, naturally.
This has just been such a hassle.  If there are anymore info that could help, I would be happy to add it.
 
Thank you in advance.
 
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A:ThinkCentre (M73): How to add company Asset Tag to the BIOS (flash2.exe)

This thread may be of help:  M800 & P310 Asset Tag in BIOS

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Think Center M900Product         10FDCTO1WWOS                  Win10 64bitBIOS              FWKT7CA In the past I've successfully used the automatic BIOS updates. Since the late December updates have failed - even with manual download. Screen shots show 1. installation history and 2. failed to install message. I've tried updates multiple times and followed the instructions on the support pages. Hints please?ThanksFailed to update screenInstallation history

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Hi all, I just installed Windows 10 1803 and trying to update the bios from a old version to the July 2018 version.  With the Windows version (CMD prompt with Adm privilges) or the bootable CD, i get the same error.  ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYCYUSA>flash.cmdLenovo Firmware Update Utility 4.3.2(C) Copyright 1984-2012, Lenovo Group. All Rights Reserved.Would you like to update the Serial Number? (Y/y or N/n only)nWould you like to update the Machine Type and Model? (Y/y or N/n only)nafuwin.exe imagefb.rom /p /r+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+| AMI Firmware Update Utility v5.09.02.1384.07.B608.LV || Copyright (C)2017 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. |+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+Child process failed. Return code: -1073741819***These changes will not take effect until the system is restarted.***C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYCYUSA>******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Any idea what it can be ? MSINFO output (french): *************************************************************************************************************************... Read more

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Hi,I have the following system, but I cannot find the Drivers and Bios Update: ThinkCentreMachine Type: 8183Model: CTOS/N: KDX3279Mfg Date: 412Product ID: 8183Y6N Especially I would need the driver for the graphis card. Thanks, 

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I have Lenovo M57 6075 BQU tower , I want update the bios ! What is the newest bios vertion ??
 
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A:ThinkCentre: Update model and serial number in BIOS

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/DESKTOPS-AND-ALL-IN-ONES/THINKCENTRE-M-SERIES-DESKTOPS/T...

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Hy, I am new here, thank you for accepting me.
We have couple of lenovo thinkcentre in our school and looking to upgrade the ram.
We tried different rams bought from a shop and the pc doesn't start with none of them,however the shop owner showed us that it is working on one of his pc-s
These are school pcs we are on a low budget.
 
Replaced 4x512mb to 2x 2gb
When the pc turns on there is the memory error beeepp,tried some solutions found on the internet.
It was recommended to upgrade the bios,i looked all over lenovo forum and could not find bios os not even reference to our model number.
I will attach a picture if anyone can point me in the right direction please 
 
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A:ThinkCentre M55 8811: Bios update location-ram issues?

The BIOS version shown in your photo shows that you are at the latest version, see below.
 
I believe the systems back then required "single" density rather than the now more common double density memory chips.  This may not be of help, given your school's budget, but may point you to some memory that will work, Crucial still has memory upgrades available for M55 type 8811.
 
Lenovo, End of Life, product support
 

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help! Sorry Wrong Thread, how do i change?

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Okay so I'm stumped with my work terminal. I'm using a Lenovo M92 (M2121-D5U) and I've been trying for days to extend a third monitor, but have failed at every turn. I have 3 video ports: VGA, DP (and an exchangable third - currently DP). I have all three monitors plugged in, and using my Intel HD Graphics Options, I can switch between 1/2 - 2/3 - 1/3- etc, etc, but I cannot actually get the display to extend across all three monitors. My current System Stats:Windows Version: Pro 10.0.16299Processor: Intel i5-3470TBIOS V/Date: 9SKT99AUS 6/30/17SMBIOS: 2.7BIOS Mode: Legacy I've gone into my BIOS and the "Multi-Monitor Support" option in Video doesn't exist, even when I change from AUTO to the Internal Graphics. Every time that I try to extend the 3rd screen in the native Display Properties I see this error:The display settings could not be saved. Please try a different combination of display settings. But like I mentioned, I know that my pc recognizes all three monitors as plugged in, but it won't allow all three to display simultaneously. Does anyone have any thoughts? - I've gone through the Lenovo Updater and even pulled down the BIOS Flash from Lenovo's website, and as far as I can tell I'm up to date on everything.

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bought a ThinkCentre M91p, minus the hard drive. The bios rev is 9HKT43AUS and BOOT block is 9H43A
Fitted a blank 2TB hard drive, with the intention of loading LINUX mint. My problem is that the system is still
attempting to boot from a non existing LAN. The original specification inculded PXE V2.1 and AMT 7.1
How Can I return this Unit to boot normally to the HHD. Will upgrading the Bios Acheive this, or must I also
work on the Uefi.  Sorry if this seems simple It is causing me a large amount of stress.
 
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A:ThinkCentre: recommissioned system will not boot from HDD; BIOS, AMT, PXE, M91p

I'd recommend going into the UEFI, which replaces the old BIOS standard, and resetting to optimal defaults, which will likely fix the issue. You also should update it, if you have access to a Windows system use rufus to format a bootable dos usb stick and copy the contents of the USB Drive UEFI BIOS Flash Package so you won't need Windows (or a CD) on the actual system to do updates. The current version is 58 vs the 43 you have on there now. By the way you can also use rufus to install Windows to a usb drive for 'Windows To Go' mode which is quite useful at times, especially if you don't want Windows on the system itself. You can download a Windows 10 iso directly from Microsoft's website and via rufus  'Windows To Go' mode isn't limited to just the Enterprise version. CHANGES for 9HKT58A/9HJT58A
-Maintenance release.

CHANGES for 9HKT55A/9HJT55A
-Update CPU microcode for VT FlexPriority.

9HKT54A/9HJT54A
- Updates the CPU microcode M12206A7_00000028.PDB.

9HKT53A/9HJT53A
- Computrace update.
- Upgrades flash BIOS tool afuwingui.

9HKT52A/9HJT52A
- Modify C State Support option items in WMI and related help messages in BIOS Setup.

9HKT51A/9HJT51A
- Replaces bitlocker issue solution, which was added in 50A, with a new solution.
- Fixes CPU Cache Info is incorrect in SMBIOS.
- Adds a C0 item option for C state and modify correlative descriptions.

9HKT50A/9HJT50A
-Upgrades MEBX to new version MEBX released with 7.1.40.1161 ME k... Read more

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help!

A:Update BIOS settings LEGACY to UEFI (ThinkCentre M...

What version of BIOS are on?   Are all the computers on the same? 

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My Operating System is W-7 Pro and I want to install XP Mode, only I think I need virtualization enabled in the BIOS.After powering up, the following don't give access to the BIOS:F1F2Ctrl+ Alt + F3Ctrl + Alt + InsF1 + F2Does anyone know how to access  the BIOS in this machine?According to the Registry Key this computer has Lenovo BIOS Version 5JKT55AUS.How to enable virtualization is another question, but first I want to get into the BIOS.Thank you 













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A:I Want to Access BIOS on ThinkCentre M Series to enable virtualization

"after powering up"? You select F1 at the Lenovo splash screen just after boot to enter BIOs. If you're not able to get in, you are not pressing F1 soon enough.

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