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BIOS version and long boot up time - Lenovo Thinkpad P71

Q: BIOS version and long boot up time - Lenovo Thinkpad P71

We have two new Lenovo thinkpad P71, both identical. One of them started to have boot up issue (takes about 2.5 minutes for the first boot up of the day, then any restart during that day will be fine) So, I have been trying to resolve this issue this past couple of days without success. However, I found out that the BIOS version were different on both machine. Both machine requested to update the BIOS after the initial setup. One of them I updated but the other I didn't. The Laptop with the updated BIOS has the version 1.17 (which is odd since the latest version on Lenovo website is 1.16) https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-... The laptop that was not updated has the version 1.15 and it does not have the long boot up time issue. So I was wondering if it was normal to have version 1.17? Also, is it possible and should I go back to version 1.15? Any help / tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I have been having this issue for the past year, roughly. When booting up, my screen takes forever to turn on and display the Lenovo splash screen, sometimes over a minute. I have done the following:Tested HDDReseat RAMReinstalled windowsTried to update to the latest BIOS (from 1.17 to 1.21) This provided an Invalid Firmware Image!!! Error.It seems to happen less without the charger plugged in.Idk what the issue could be, I am running Windows 10, I have tried it on Windows 8, no matter what I do it is slow to boot to the splash screen. 

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So I got lenovo y50-70 for about a year and like 4 months ago I have noticed that it takes longer and longer to boot my computer. In these few months the time that my computer needs to boot till bios has increased from less then a minute to more then an hour. I have updated my windows from windows 8 to windows 10 thinking that it might fix something but it didnt. I have tried to turn on hybernation but it didnt make any differences at all. This problem only appears when I am trying to turn my computer on (if I left it sleeping or turned it off it acts normal). When I am waiting for it to boot up it makes sounds and my keyboards is glowing as usual and that's all rest of my computer acts like it is turned off and stays like this till my screen turns on and lenovo logo appears.

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  I recently updated the bios of my 300-220, but my system became slow booter.  Here is the story. 1) I had used the A0.08 rev.A(sp73976.exe). Then my system became to require very long time to boot.     (about 3~5 minutes to get a bios screen after pushing the power button) 2) After a few trials of 1), I had tried the A0.10 rev.A(sp76701.exe). to resolve this problem, but there was no difference.      And between several trials of 1) and 2), the leds of power button started not working. 3) I also had tried "HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI" tool, but there was no difference.     ( Yes, I also had tried to update the bios again with UEFI tool.  ) Currently, My system has BIOS version of A0.10 rev.A. (I confirmed that in the bios screen)And the windows version is up to date (windows 10 anniversary update).After very long boot time (about 5 minutes), it works perfectly as usual. How can I fix this problem? 

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Unusually long boot time between the BOS screen and Windows. It takes about 3 minutes to boot when restarting the PC and up to 5 minutes when starting the PC after it was previously shut down.

I will attach everything I checked, maybe I missed something, including my DxDiag and a video of the issue.

VID 20150213 100529 - YouTube

I already checked the memory by leaving Memtest overnight and it presented 0 errors. This problem started to appear about four months. I'm out of ideas. HDD is new, bought about four months ago and Processor is newer, bought in late November.

Also, maybe worth of noting, everytime I restart the PC the processor completely shuts down the fan before turning it back on. Same when I turn the PC on. I press the button, then it takes about 3-4 seconds for the PC to start running, turning the fans on etc.

Also, I tried disabling the BIOS screen a few months ago, but it didn't do anything, so I turned it back on.

A:Long boot time between BIOS screen and Windows

Do you have both video cards installed at the same time?

While your using msconfig please post picture of Startup and Non Microsoft Services.

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Hi guys,I have a T460S, everything working fine, except that when I turn it on, it takes around 10 seconds to pass the lonovo logo screen. It seems a little long to me, compared with T450S and T440S when it takes less than 2 seconds to pass the lonovo logo on boot. Is it just mine or is it something all T460S share?Things I already tried:- updating BIOS (v1.16)- restoring BIOS defaults- resetting internal battery

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I've recently installed a SATA 80gb Seagate disk & a 40gb Western Digital HD, suffice to say I messed up the xp install several times. In the end I had the OS spread across 2 drives (1 boot drive and 1 system drive) unintentionally. I've also installed a new Zalman cpu fan (heat temps 35c idle). Ever since then my machine takes at least 10 seconds from when I press the power button to when the BIOS actually beeps. It also takes ages to detect my HD's. I was originally running the F10 BIOS no probs until this incident. I reflashed to f4 and now when I boot the the xp complains that I have a "Missing or Corrupt c:\windows\system32\hal.dll" :dead: . I realise that this is pretty terminal. But when I used gigabytes dual bios thingy and booted from the backup (F2 revision) XP loads fine, but it still takes ages to initialise (ie beep) and the HD's still take ages to detect(sometimes not at all :knock: ) . It just seems generally flaky on boot. Anyone have any ideas? any help would be greatly appreciated, cheers

Athlon 64 3200+ (1000 fsb s754)
Gigabyte GA-K8ns pro (Rev. F2 at the moment)
1024MB Corsair CMX512-3200C2 (512x2)
Gigabyte x800pro 256MB
Jeantech 500w PSU
 

A:Long Boot/BIOS initialisation time for Gigabyte GA-K8nspro

given my past experiences with said problem/board (you'r eno tthe first this axact thing has happened to), i'd say the board is bad and needs to be returned. it happened to me on pcs i was building for people on 6 non-consecutive occasions, all with the same gigabyte board as you. after much testing, i acertained that there was an electrical fault within the board's pcb and replacing the board fixed the problem every time.
 

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Hi, I have problem with my laptop. the problem is that quite long time to start to windows 8.1.When I push power button, black screen stays for 1-15 minutes and then starts normally (appear lenovo logo then windows start). For this moment i tried:-reinstall windows- nothing happend-power on/off with/without battery-the same as above-detach this little battery to reset bios- nothing-change ram stickThe last thing I tried was update BIOS. Downloaded the latest version (3.09) of BIOS. In windows restarted and failture (invalid firmware image) . I know that i should disable Secure Boot- done (BIOS says that is disabled) and the same message. I tried download 6 times and all failture. Tried disable UEFI but still the same message.I have BIOS ver. 3.05From time to time I think that could be graphic card but in this case laptop screen should be still black

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Hi, I have problem with my laptop. the problem is that quite long time to start to windows 8.1.When I push power button, black screen stays for 1-15 minutes and then starts normally (appear lenovo logo then windows start). For this moment i tried:-reinstall windows- nothing happend-power on/off with/without battery-the same as above-detach this little battery to reset bios- nothing-change ram stickThe last thing I tried was update BIOS. Downloaded the latest version (3.09) of BIOS. In windows restarted and failture (invalid firmware image) . I know that i should disable Secure Boot- done (BIOS says that is disabled) and the same message. I tried download 6 times and all failture. Tried disable UEFI but still the same message.I have BIOS ver. 3.05From time to time I think that could be graphic card but in this case laptop screen should be still black

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hello,I am Younus Shah Stl My Lenovo Thinkpad L440 cant boot into windows nor bios. Stuck in windows loading and loop. And after few search this kind of yoga books only enter bios from windows and since this cant boot into windows i cant reinstall windows. Any idea. ThanksPlease Guide.

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I've reinstalled my windows long time ago from 8 to 10. Now the booting/windows starting time takes more than 5 minutes.And I get a second logo at the windows boot, as well as some lag/stutter before i login and enter my password.I might have not installed/reinstalled the windows correctly or not installed it on the SSD or whatever the drive is called for my windows to load at proper speeds.I've been struggling with this for a while and I really need help it really is a pain for a windows to load for 5 minuteson each restart or windows start up...And if its possible id love not to reinstall my windows again, if its possible to move it to the SSD that be great.But...There's another problem, I don't see any SSD on my pc, i might have removed in on install, im not sure about that.When I bought this laptop the boot time was unter 10 seconds.My Bios Mode is Legacy can it be that and can someone tell me how to fix that?Ill provide some screenshots of my drives/system and if anyone can help me it will be much appreciated.

A:Lenovo Laptop Z710 Slow Bios Legacy Boot Time - Can't Change To UEFI.

I tried booting on UEFI and it failed.EDIT: So i found a solution that I havent tried it yet this is it:Enter to the BIOS:1st step: go to bios -security -disable secure boot then2nd step (this wont appear if you dont do the first step) -Advance Tab -System configuration -Change Boot mode from UEFI Boot to - CMS Boot -Save settings and reboot.-Install new fresh OSThis last step is to install a fresh OS which i do not want to do yet.When i try to switch my bios to UEFI from LEGACY i get this error.

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Believe me, I've tried getting the updates. I tried relentlessly at one point, but it's as if my system just refuses to update to version 1511. I had come to accept this issue by now, but I just realised today that the OS is already on version 1607, and maybe even more than that.

Why won't my computer update? The 1511 update always fails and I have no idea why. I think my inability to update to 1511 is also the cause of so many other updates failing. I'll try installing version 1607 now, but I doubt it'll work.

A:My version of Windows has been out-of-date for a long time

Hi, try manually updating. There's a guide to getting the iso in the Tutorials section.. Microsoft media creation tool. I prefer to have a physical bootable medium as it can be used for certain repairs.

Please be cautious: create a full disk image using e,g, Macrium Reflect (free) before updating. Some people experience significant difficulties.

We strongly recommend using disk imaging to everyone, routinely, for all your partitions and disks.

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Hi All, Am I not paying attention to older BIOS of T470? Because I've noticed below: Evaluation Only?Is this correct info? And is this showing on older BIOS versions?  Thanks!


























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Presently I am having the older version 2.02 of BIOS on my Thinkpad 430s. The lenova website version is not desirable for me as it prevents roll back to an earlier version if needed by me. The older versions of BIOS carry 7 digit numbers and updating to any version 2.5 or above which have 10 didgit numbers, will prevent me for ever from rolling back. So I need the version just earlier to 2.5, which happens to be 2.05 as seen from the read me text file of the BIOS version now available on Lenovo website. Please help from where I can download the 2.05 version.After upgrading to WIN10 Pro, my computer is experiencing blue screen errors, the moment I connect to the internet. As long as I dont connect with internet I am able to work on my computer. Analysis using the Who Crashed tool shows the problem to be originating from NIVIDIA NVS 5200 driver and this blue screen death fix was incorporated in version 2.05. Hence this request.thanks in advance.

A:Where can I get BIOS version 2.05 for my Thinkpad ...

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Have a look at: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-T-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-T43... for the bootable CD BIOS installer and scroll down towards the bottom to see the prior versions and their links. If you prefer the Windows executable BIOS installer, see: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-T-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-T43...
 
Hope this helps.
Regards.

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i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help     my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

A:i have set my bios administrator password from long time and iforget it and now i tried to update my bios and there is no change i need some help my device is : dell inspiron 5520 and the problem with administrator bios password

You need to place a voice call to Dell support --- they'll provide you an unlock key upon validation of ownership.

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Hi Everyone,

I hope anyone can help me with my problem with my laptop! Currently when I log onto my computer, it takes more than 5 minutes to load. I have already browsed through many threads and have minimized the number of start-up programs. It was a little better but it still wasn't like how it was before.

Also, when I want to shutdown my computer, I have to wait 10 minutes before I will hear the "Windows turning-off sound" and it will shutdown. Does anyone have any clue about how to fix this?

The computer in general appears to be running smoothly once everything is loaded into the computer except for when I want to add/remove any programs where there is a huge lag after uninstalling a program!

These problems started occurring about a couple days ago. I haven't been doing anything differently nor have I installed any new programs onto the new computer. I have scanned for viruses using Symantec Endpoint Protection (and no results) and also used CCleaner to clean everything else.

Here are my laptop specifications:

Dell Latitude ATG D630
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9500 @ 2.60 GHz
2 GB of RAM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3
If any help can be provided, it will be much appreciated!!

Thank you in advance!
 

A:HELP! Long boot time and shutdown/restart time!!

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Hi Everyone-

For a few months my Dell Desktop has had an extremely long startup time. When I power the CPU on, I see the normal Dell/BIOS loading screen...once that is finished, the screen goes black w/ a blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner. Approximately 10 minutes later, the Windows XP load screen finally appears and the CPU starts as normal.

Any ideas as to what is causing this lag and ways it can be addressed???

Thank You!
Joe Chronowski
Rosedale, MD

A:Long load time between BIOS and XP

Sounds like it is doing a full Ram scan - there may be a setting in Bios to have it do a quick boot.

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I have set Trackpad to disabled in BIOS menu. This does not completely disable the Trackpad.The clickpad is disabled but I can still move my cursor with the Trackpad and tap to click.I want to completely disable the Trackpad. Thinkpad T460s - BIOS Update Version 1.22 - Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop

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I have a Lenovo t400s laptop running Windows 7.  At the Lenovo website I did a system update, where they scan my computer and show recommended updates.  I chose all of them, including the bios update.  Had I known there was any chance of a problem I never would have chose 'bios update'!  Now, after 3 hours, it is still "updating".  I looked online and found out it should only take a couple minutes!!  Now what?  I haven't tried to restart or anything yet.  What should I do next?  PLEASE HELP!!

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I am having a sony vaio leptop
RAM 3GB
GPU ATI 4SERIES 1.5GB
PROCESSOR AMD ANTHLON 2 DUAL CORE 2.1 GHZ
my bios is taking 30 to 40 sec to detect the hard drive when booting up ..
you can watch the video here of my lep boot up problem - YouTube
i have not connected any external drive and still its taking long time i have even updated the bios but no hopes
please help me out

A:Bios takes long time to load

Do you always get that black screen with those options, especially " start normally". If so that's not normal at all. Have you checked for virus's and malware? Is the laptop abnormally warmer than usual? Have you cleaned out all the intake and exhaust ports with canned air?

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HP Support Assistant is suggesting I install the BIOS Update SP77795. When i do it it stays at the "HP Notebook System BIOS Update" stage for a long time and shows no progress in the gray status bar. I finally stopped it after about an hour.  Suggestions? Thank you,Ron 

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Hello, After I got the motherboard replaced (on a y5070) at the Lenovo Service Center, the BIOS time increased quite a bit. Before it was 2.8 seconds and now it is about 7 sec (according to info povided by Windows Task Manager) I have the latest BIOS update (as I did before), the Windows is fresh-installed and the motherboard is new, but it takes longer to boot...Preety weird right?    

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I have been a Lenovo customer for over ten years - the X200s is still the best laptop I've ever owned. I recently bought a Yoga 900 to replace it, and I have been nothing but frustrated and disappointed with it.   The list of issues in order of frustration -   - Within the first two weeks of purchasing this new, "high end" laptop, I closed the screen inadvertantly with the power cable draped across the keyboard.  Didn't do anything unusual, but the flimsy screen has popped and shattered the touchscreen layer, making the "Yoga" aspect of the Yoga rendered useless.  After enquiring about getting it repaired, was told I needed to ship it to some far away place, pay $200 just to have someone take a look at it, and that it was likely a $1,000 repair.  After just paying $2,000 for a new laptop - this is absurd.  I then tried to get it repaired at other places local to me, and was told that parts for it were unavailable from Lenovo.  I rely on my laptop for work, and cannot afford the delay of having it shipped overseas for repair for god knows how long. - The bluetooth constantly drops out, and now the driver completely malfunctions.  I am now in a position where it won't even allow me to reinstall the driver.  Bluetooth mouse rendered useless, cannot resolve. - Printers and scanners are incredibly frustrating to connect, and when they finally do, and function for a period of time, they randomly seem to lose... Read more

A:Very Unhappy long time Lenovo customer - Yoga 900

Great to see that after two weeks - apparently no-one at lenovo cares enough about customer satisfaction to bother to reply to my problems. Disappointing. 

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Hi I need help.... I have a 7th gen AMD 10-9600 APU hp laptop that I bought recently..... Not too long ago I was asked to update my software ..upon doing so...a couple minutes my screen went blank and won't display anything... And I restart it.. And it's showing me this info and it's just stuck there... And I'm worried cause I just got this laptop

A:Re: BIOS Update taking long time to install?

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I was going through your post and would like to help you.

 

Stuck at the BIOS screen. Is that, right?

 

I recommend you to try couple steps and check if that helps you resolve the issue.

 

Perform hard reset on the PC: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768

 

Also, please share the model number of the PC to find a more appropriate solution towards the issue.

 

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We have an HP Pavilion 15 Notebook PC, running Windows 8 64-bit. I've been trying to install an update today, HP Notebook System BIOS Update (AMD Processors) thru the HP Support Assistant. It's been on "Installing" for more than half an hour. Is this normal? I've cancelled, restarted the laptop and tried the update again, but it's still the same thing. Please help!

A:BIOS Update taking long time to install?

Hello moonrivermaiden, Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand that the BIOS is taking a long to install, or is possibly freezing. The best thing to do is give it a few hours and see what happens. If it freezes, or provides an error, try restoring the BIOS. If that doesn't work, there is likely a hardware failure. Please contact HP phone support for assistance. You can utilize this website to learn how to contact HP appropriately, based on your region: Contact HP Worldwide Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.Mario





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I read the tutorial , hope I did it right.
I became infected with a bios virus about a month ago. I turned on the computer and it locked out the logitech wireless keyboard and mouse and proceeded to do an update of the bios. I had to re-install the software for the devices with a usb keyboard. The computer would not consistenly start up past the first post, so I kept re- flashing the bios by taking out the battery. About a week ago I heard the hard drive working excessively and noticed it was downloading and installing something and that's when the cpu would reach 100 % for long periods of time and cripple any application I tried to run.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30
Run by Star at 22:01:58 on 2012-01-05
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2147 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchos... Read more

A:Bios takeover and now cpu running at 100 % for long periods of time

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I downloaded a BIOS driver and installed it in my laptop (Envy 4-1035TX). The monitor went blank but my laptop is still on. I tried removing the battery and putting it back. When I turned my laptop on, nothing is happening. It's still blank but the power button is on.

A:Re: BIOS Update taking long time to install?

Hi @leimgling, Welcome to the HP Forum!  I am pleased that you have become a HP Forum member.  It is such a wonderful site to find answers and tips. Here is a link to the First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More for you to have the most rewarding experience and answer any concerns about posting. It is also important to include the operating system you are currently running.  What is your operating system? I understand that after successfully updating the bios that your monitor remains blank on startup.   Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting Black Screen Displays with No Error Messages During Startup or Boo... as a guide. Please let me know the outcome. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you! 

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Hello everyone i made some tests with my lenovo and found out that battery needs 5 hours to charge fully, is there any way to fix battery charging time ?  i was going to make gauge reset but as i read in some threads  its not recommended to do it as it might damage motherboard, so is there any other solution to fix this issue? P.S i am running my laptop on windows 10  and i am facing another problem which is telling me the wrong time of charging time. right now my battery is 36% and it tells me that in 3 minutes it will be fully charged which is incorrect.

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So the computer I have right now takes at least 3-7 minutes to do a shut down. Which is kinda ridiculous, I have made sure all drivers are up to date even the BIOS, all windows updates installed, and also tried clean boot by disabling all startup items, and all services except Microsoft, I also tried the normal boot option and that did not work,

any ideas guys?

--edit--

yes it is windows 7 64 bit

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i also tried this and it did not work Shut Down -Speed Up

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Dear community of helpful and knowledgeable people, I need to ask you for advise on this issue as I do not know on how to proceed. First some data on the device of interest: Manufacturer: Lenovo?
Series: X-Series
Model: X240
Type-Model#: 20AMS0SQ04
BIOS/UEFI?: 2.39(GIET89WW)
ECP version: 1.17(GIHT32WW)  So here is the story:Context:Spoiler (Highlight to read)It all started with issues related to WiFi. The integrated Intel? Wireless-N 7260 had sporadic and difficult to analyse losses of connection since every other WiFi device connected to this access point do not raise any issues at all so far.After digging through trouble guides and articles I looked up and tried changing relevant advanced driver settings of the chip. Since this did not fixed the WiFi issue I decided to upgrade the drivers.It all started with issues related to WiFi. The integrated Intel? Wireless-N 7260 had sporadic and difficult to analyse losses of connection since every other WiFi device connected to this access point do not raise any issues at all so far.After digging through trouble guides and articles I looked up and tried changing relevant advanced driver settings of the chip. Since this did not fixed the WiFi issue I decided to upgrade the drivers.What happened directly before the black screen occurred:In order to upgrade the WiFi drivers I ran Lenovo Vantage? from the Windows Store?. It showed several upgradable components, e.g. Intel Rapid... Read more

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Hi guys, I just want to post an issue that I'm experiencing for your reference. My P50 machine is docked and connected with an external display. When its bios is upgraded to the latest two version, i.e. version 1.39 or 1.40, it cannot be started up properly at docking condition. The external display is dark, while the LCD display seems stuck at "LENOVO" screen. I am unable to access the bios mode at that time. However, when I undock the machine, it begins to start up and ultimately enters  Windows. Then I dock it back, everything works well. I restart the machine and it can also start up properly to Windows. But if I try a "cold" startup, the issue comes back. Now I downgrade the machine to bios version 1.38 and everything works fine. I figure that there could be something wrong with the latest two version of bios. If you want to upgrade your bios and you have the similar configuration as I have, please be aware that you might experience the issue. BRJin

A:Thinkpad P50 STUCK at STARTUP screen while docked and ported with latest two version of BIOS

I don't have a P50, but it would help someone who does to know how the external display is connected

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I got a Lenovo thinkpad laptop and its keep on going into the bios system and I forgot the password to go into everything else how do I get around it and sort it out thanks alex

A:need help lenovo thinkpad bios

There is no backdoor password.  You need to remember the password or replace the motherboard.  Sorry.

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Hello Could anyone please tell me what the latest BIOS version available for T470s is? I have a company machine here with 1.07. What's the latest? Many thanks! BR, Ricardo 













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A:Lenovo T470s BIOS version

I believe it is 1.17

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i am looking for lenovo z510 bios version v38 or v39. Now i am using v40 but i have problem with nvidia graphic card. it started after i upgrade my bios to v40.  i need to learn how to downgrade my bios from v40 to v39 or v38 and i need v38 or v39 versions which i could not find them in the lenovo support website.  i asked turkish lenovo technical servise to sent me v38 or v39 and they told me that we do not have older versions of bios. look for it in lenovo forums.  

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after i upgrade bios version  A4CN42WW my AMD card drivers failed to detect graphic card I tried to reinstall driver and it's say Can't detect AMD Graphic card I want to use factory version of Lenovo Z50-75 Bios (I use Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit) Thank you 

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after i upgrade bios version  A4CN42WW my AMD card drivers failed to detect graphic card I tried to reinstall driver and it's say Can't detect AMD Graphic card I want to use factory version of Lenovo Z50-75 Bios (I use Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit) Thank you 

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I have curently a T430s, bought second hand. This is my third Thinkpad experiencing the same problem. For the third time, third Thinkpad laptop I'm experiencing button issues. The power button started to be very difficult to use, then harder and harder. Now I'm scared that it doesn't powers on at all and needs to change again. I used to praise Thinkpads but because of this poor button design I'm going to see an alternative.

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I have a p50s running windows 7 (64 bit)... I just updated my bios two weeks to 1.22 and I am now having issues with my computer waking from sleep. The computer goes to sleep within 15 seconds of initiating sleep. I do not have an issue waking the computer from sleep if it has only been sleeping for a couple hours. However, if I leave it overnight or over the weekend without waking it, I get the login screen to input my password, but it takes almost 5-10 minutes for the computer to recognize typing my password. Once it recognizes my password, it logs in and I do not have any issues.If I hold the power button and shut the computer down and restart, select "Start windows normally" -- it recognizes typing my password and launches immediately. I do not have hibernation or hybrid sleep as an option in my power settings, so that could not be the culprit.Any help would greatly appreciated!

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Whenever I search within my computer for Bluettoth (Start, Search, Bluetooth Devices) (or use the shortcut), the window pops up and the green 'loading' bar begins to slooowly go from left to right with no end in sight. Why?

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Just received a new P52 Mobile workstation with the following configuration: Lenovo P52 Workstation Laptop - Xeon E-2176M Processor, 80GB (32GB+32GB+8GB+8GB),512GB PCIe SSD (boot drive), 2nd 1TB PCIe SSD added for storage, NVIDIA Quadro P2000 4GB, 15.6"4K (3840x2160), IPS,Multi-Touch Display, 6-Cell Batt, 170W AC, WIN 10 PRO for Workstations. From the moment I press the power button, until I can see a windows login (basically the Red Lenovo screen is displayed with a spinning circle) is 2 minutes and 32 seconds.  This seems like forever compared to other laptops I have had with large amounts of RAM, and SSD drives.  I have tried changing boot options, with no luck.  I have updated all drivers, software, etc.  and still have this issue.    Would appreciate any thoughts or ideas anyone has.  

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I have a reasonably powered desktop computer. It takes a good ten (10) minutes to complete the boot cycle, until the red light (activity light) goes off. I've looked at the things running (msconfig.) on startup, but not sure which ones I could remove. I've taken copies of the startup window programs and will try to paste them here. (Not sure it will work)Nope. Can't figure out how to show you.
 I'd appreciate any suggestions to speed up my boot process.
 Thanks, Pinegum

A:LONG BOOT TIME???

You can post a picture as an attachment.  
 
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options. 
 

 
When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.
 
 

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this is my evant viewer log

Code:
+System
-Provider[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance[ Guid] {CFC18EC0-96B1-4EBA-961B-622CAEE05B0A}
EventID100Version2Level1Task4002Opcode34Keywords0x8000000000010000-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2009-11-12T16:29:46.345035600Z
EventRecordID35-Correlation[ ActivityID] {00000000-3B28-0000-4EB9-8989B463CA01}
-Execution[ ProcessID] 1696[ ThreadID] 1716
ChannelMicrosoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/OperationalComputerישראל-PC-Security[ UserID] S-1-5-19

-EventData
BootTsVersion2BootStartTime2009-11-12T16:23:58.624800200ZBootEndTime2009-11-12T16:29:43.303030300ZSystemBootInstance10UserBootInstance9BootTime199924MainPathBootTime182724BootKernelInitTime26BootDriverInitTime11450BootDevicesInitTime151494BootPrefetchInitTime0BootPrefetchBytes0BootAutoChkTime0BootSmssInitTime8003BootCriticalServicesInitTime778BootUserProfileProcessingTime435BootMachineProfileProcessingTime329BootExplorerInitTime872BootNumStartupApps7BootPostBootTime17200BootIsRebootAfterInstallfalseBootRootCauseStepImprovementBits16384BootRootCauseGradualImprovementBits0BootRootCauseStepDegradationBits1024BootRootCauseGradualDegradationBits0BootIsDegradationfalseBootIsStepDegradationfalseBootIsGradualDegradationfalseBootImprovementDelta0BootDegradationDelta0BootIsRootCauseIdentifiedtrueOSLoaderDuration2594BootPNPInitStartTimeMS26BootPNPInitDuration160392OtherKernelInitDuration1454SystemPNPInitStartTimeMS161841SystemPNPInitDuration2551Sessio... Read more

A:very long boot time

Hi.

Go into the bios and ensure that Plug and Play OS is set to yes, if there's a setting like that or similar.

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Help appreciated. Couple days ago, my PC took about 2 minutes or more to boot. Ran malware/Virus scans with no errors.
After powering up, I notice that the Blue Windows Logo shows up twice on solid black background, with animated spinning dots (CW), then thereafter that goes away and 'Please Wait' shows up. After about 2-2 1/2 minutes the desktop shows up and shortcuts rebuild. Once all seems stable, the hard drive keeps running as though data is being loaded or something is running off the harddrive; however, no processes show as running. Should I just Format the hard drive and start with a new load of Windows 10 (Not the free upgrade but actual purchased copy). Is there any detailed directions to really good tweaking of Windows 10? Possibly an Automated program that will perform analysis and correct strtup issues? Any help is appreciated.

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I put Win7x86 on a LGA775 P35 Q9550 system (new SSD). Anyway it had a wireless PCI card that didn't have official Win7 drivers. Got some bad advice and installed a driver/software package for some laptop wireless card that was supposed to work with this obsolete wireless PCI card. Anyway long story short it didn't work and I believe I have removed all traces of the driver and software package including the card but at the windows screen prior to loging in it stalls for 3 minutes. I noticed that when the software was installed it was set to try to connect 3 times 1 minute each.

Any ideas ? Or am I looking at doing another fresh install ?

A:Long boot up time

The best way to check this is to have a look at the error logs on your system.

Just go ahead and follow the typical bsod posting instructions.
Based on the information you are able to give like this I don't think anyone could really say for certain.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

(you can ignore the minidumps if you don't have any)

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