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T430 boot loop after BIOS update

Q: T430 boot loop after BIOS update

I have updated my T430 BIOS to the latest one (2.74) using https://support.lenovo.com/ca/fr/downloads/ds029253 After the update (everthing was fine), the laptop is stuck in a reboot loop.After the lenovo splash screen, I have the message "Configuration changed - Restart the system" and then reboot.I can't interrupt the normal startup and go the BIOS settings or press any F8/10/12 key.I have tried to remove the battery / AC adapter then press the power button for 30s-1min and reboot with the battery / AC but nothing changed. Any ideas ? Regards

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My 230u has been stuck in a loop since a recent Windows Update. The machine crashes while booting Win 8.1, reboots and crashes again during the recovery phase, then this cycle repeats. Reinstalling Windows doesn't work, as the same thing occurs during the install process, even with a 'clean' install. I've run the pre-boot Lenovo Diagnostics, and every result reads 'PASSED'. I've attempted to update the BIOS from both a bootable CD and bootable USB, and the result reads 'failed to read bios". The machine is currently a brick that passes all diagnostics. Is there any solution to this? EDIT: Current bios version is 1.70

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Hello, I have ThinkPad t430 with a dead battery. I wanted to update my BIOS because there are security fixes in new version. But update utility did not let me update because of no battery. I have no fast options to renew battery so I used cmd and winflash to update my bios version to 2.82 without any problems. but also there is new EC version in BIOS. I could not update it with winflash (after bios update EC version did not change). Is there any other way to update only EC version? Thanks. 

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Lenovo System Update recommended a BIOS update so I clicked it. During the update, when I'm looking at the black and white text screen where it says "do not turn off the computer!!!" and shows a text progress bar, the laptop suddenly turns off. I have the power connected and battery charged. I did nothing, touched nothing, during this process. Now when I press the power button, the thinklight blinks, I hear beeps, and the screen is black. I had nothing plugged in to the USBs, no accessories, no external monitors, no DVD, etc. I see from other posts that there is no fix for this? Seriously? It's 2019 and you still haven't fixed your faulty BIOS system updater? It said it was a 2018 update.

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After a fresh installation of Win10 i ran the Lenovo Update Tool to check for missing drivers. There was a BIOS update marked as critical so I installed it. The update was downloaded, the notebook rebooted and started installing the new BIOS. After maybe 10% of progress the notebook shut down. I tried to start it but the only life signs are two series of five beeps and the fans turning. I tried removing the battery pack and the bios battery for some hours, since this seemed to help some of the people with failed BIOS updates, but without success. Do I need a new motherboard now or is there another way to fix this?

A:Failed BIOS Update on T430

I just saw an old thread here in the forum which I didn't found before. Really seems that I need a new board. As my warranty is over, do I have to pay the repair myself? Because I think I didn't do anything wrong.

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I ran system update to make sure drivers and software was up to date. Now it wont boot and I get 5 beeps. I tried downloading the .iso, burned it to dvd, nothing when it boots. 5 beeps. It was serving my needs very well, I can't afford another and I need it for school. It's too coincidental that it crashed directly after the update. Is there anything I can do? 

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Since installing the latest BIOS, the T430 no longer responds to any keys (F1, F12, esc) to get into the bios.  Where can I find previous BIOS images so I can roll this back to a version that allowed me to get in?

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I have a T430 running Windows 10. I'm trying to update from BIOS 2.69 to 2.71. I've tried using the  BIOS Update Utlity, including the bootable CD.In both cases, the process starts, I get all the messages to make sure pc is plugged in, battery is good etc and then get the message the rest of the update will take place upon system reboot. I click on ok, and the system reboots. But instead of going into the BIOS update screens I've seen in the past, it just boots back to Windows.Prior to the reboot, I do see a DOS window open up and something is being copied - I think the old bios?. I also see the Flash files inC:\drivers\FLASH\ directory for the new BIOS.The Winuptp.log shows[2016/12/31 11:23:37]OS = Windows 10 64bitDriver Loading....DoneSystem BIOS Version -> G1ETA9WWApplying BIOS Version -> G1ETB1WWSystem EC Version -> G1HT35WWApplying EC Version -> G1HT35WWAC adapter/Battery check....OK.BIOS Flashing....BIOS Flash completed. but when I check the bios, it still shows as version 2.69>wmic bios get smbiosbiosversionSMBIOSBIOSVersionG1ETA9WW (2.69 ) Appreciate any help,Thanks and regards,Darel9 

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Hi everyone.So I got a pop-up telling me there's a new Lenovo update I'd be required to install. So I followed the instructions, it contained a BIOS update, all fine, I finish the installation and afterwards, everything runs fine except that in the bottom task bar, my battery icon shows an empty battery with the power supply icon. When mouse hovering over it, it tells me "plugged in, not charging". When unplugging the AC, the laptop immediately shuts down. In the energy options, however, it says 100% charged.I searched for this topic and found none with the exact same problem, fixes where I can switch the battery preserve mode on and off only apply to anything up to windows 8.1 whereas I have windows 10 and everyone with windows 10 only seemed to be wondering what the message was without having the problem that it does not load an empty (or perceived as empty) battery.So, as I would like to rely on the battery and not only on constant power supply from time to time...Help please?

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 Hi. I wrongly installed the BIOS for T400 laptop thinking it was for "T400 series". So stupid, I know. The link of the wrong BIOS is http://support.lenovo.com/ar/es/downloads/ds014989.The right one is http://support.lenovo.com/ar/es/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t43... The computer now shows totally black screen when on. No BIOS nor boot. The buttons lights do the same as always, they turn on and then off on the energy start. After some minutes, the cooler start working. So I think it's not totally dead, is it? Anyway, is there a way to install the correct T430 BIOS and have the boot back? Thanks in advance

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Hi all I hope some can help me with this problem.I am trying to update the bios on a large number of T430 and T450 so I want to use the a bootable cd.I down loaded the bootable iso image, a number of time on a number of CD but the file will not burn or mount.This is a link I used.https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-... This is how I making the cd. In windows 10. CREATING THE BIOS UPDATE CD   This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.   Downloading fileClick once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up     windows will appear.Follow the instructions on the screen.In the window to choose Run or Save, click Save.Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click Save.     A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete.     Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating     that the download completed successfully.   Creating BIOS Update CDPrepare a computer with an optical drive installed and a blank CD/DVD/BD     disc, and make sure the CD/DVD/BD writing software is installed into the     computer.Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.Locate the file ending in ".ISO" that was downloaded, then double-click it.     A w... Read more

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Hi all, I updated my T430 today via SystemUpdate, one of the update is a BIOS update. I have them download and installed. After restart, the BIOS went on then my PC suddenly restarted. Now everytime I open it I hear five short beeps then a pause then another five short beeps while having a blank screen. Additional Info: Windows 8 64-bit, Lenovo Thinkpad T430, Please help! UPDATE: I have tried the following and didn't work:Remove the battery packRemove the CMOS batteryI need to know how to reset the bios if that's the solution.  


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A:T430 Failed Bios Update. Five Beeps, Blank Screen.

Welcome to Lenovo Community! mrt430Most probably, your T430 system board is now brick. I would recommend that you contact tech support for assistance.
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 I bought this laptop from a used-laptop store and I only bought it because the BIOS where accessible and ready to use. I set virtualization to on and everything was great, even before I left the store. I also have a friend who loves his Lenovo T430. I told him about the problem and he said to just give Lenovo a call and they will know what to do. Of course there is no phone number I could find except sales, so I am hoping I can find a fix here. A little while ago I updated my T430 to BIOS Revision 2.7, and without my knowledge, in the process the update set a new BIOS Supervisor Password and it decided to disable virtualization extensions. Does anyone know how to fix this?Thank you.

A:T430 BIOS Update gave the laptop a Supervisor password

A BIOS update cannot create a BIOS password.  There is no backdoor password and no way to reset.

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Hi ALL ,Today only i got new laptop and i am facing same above :I was updating my laptop using the automatic driver update on the lenovo site and there was a bios update listed, it installed all drivers and then the BIOS. After the BIOS update the laptop has been in an infinite boot loop, and I've tried everything. First I thought it was the HDD, but I tested it and it's not I even placed another one in.I took out the CMOS battery for a few minutes, took out the laptop battery, tried the whole hard reset thing and the Pin Button on the Side (Novo Button) and it just boots up the laptop, shows the Lenovo Logo and literally crashes in the same second and reboots again, I can't access the bios or anything. I tried F12, F10 plus power button, Fn plus R plus Power Button, holding the power button, I don't know how to reset the BIOS. Another thing is that the laptop clicks whenever it crashes and boots up again (a clicking/tick sound just once per crash).Please help for that ,  if find any solution please try to reach me +91-8096001082  

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Hi, all. New member here. I was updating my friend's laptop using the automatic driver update on the lenovo site and there was a bios update listed, it installed all drivers and then the BIOS. After the BIOS update the laptop has been in an infinite boot loop, and I've tried everything. First I thought it was the HDD, but I tested it and it's not I even placed another one in.I took out the CMOS battery for a few minutes, took out the laptop battery, tried the whole hard reset thing and the Pin Button on the Side (Novo Button) and it just boots up the laptop, shows the Lenovo Logo and literally crashes in the same second and reboots again, I can't access the bios or anything. I tried F12, F10  plus power button, Fn plus R plus Power Button, holding the power button, I don't know how to reset the BIOS. Another thing is that the laptop clicks whenever it crashes and boots up again (a clicking/tick sound just once per crash). Please help.

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The fan of my laptop was bad for sometime, so i decided to change it and i did that with the fan of hp pavilion 14 e019tx model. The system was working well until I did a bios update. After the bios update the system was supposed to restart but would just go off after 10 secs(the led light for the power button and wifi button would come on and the caps locks key would be blinking). when the laptop goes off it then starts on its own do the bios recovery and go off again on the next restart. Pls i need help i don't know whats wrong. I dont know if its the bios or the fan. But all this happened when i tried to update the bios of the system to the one for it(F27 REV.A) currently on the hp site.

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Hello and thanks for letting me join this forum!
I recently bought a new pair of RAM sticks as well as an SSD to upgrade my system. But after changing the RAM and adding the pcie SSD the system can't get past the boot process after the bios. It also results in windows trying to do an automatic repair on the system but it always fails to fix anything. I then tried to recover the system to a previous point but sadly I have no build to go back to. I also tried removing the SSD to see if that was the cause of the problem but the result was still the same. I also tried to change back to my previous ram but that didn't work either. Could there be an issues with the bios settings or am I doing something else wrong? Any input would be highly appreciated.
Please tell me if you need any additional info and I will do my best to acquire it for you.

System specs:
Cpu: i9 9900k
Gpu: gtx 1080 8gb gddr5x
Psu: Corsair tx850
Mb: z390-f
Previous ram: ddr4 hyperx 2x8gb 2666MHz
New ram: ddr4 hyperx 2x16gb 3200MHz
SSD: 240gb kingston (sata)
New ssd: Samsung 970 evo plus 1tb (pcie)

Edit: I didn't know whether to post this thread in the windows section or the hardware section as I do not know the exact source of the problem. Sorry if causing any trouble.

A:Computer unable to boot after bios(boot loop)

set uefi to legacy boot

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My mum has a windows 8 Samsung DP700A3D and says she switched it on the other day and there was a message to update to windows 8.1 and she could not escape out of this message and had to accept the update. It then began updating and there was a percentage bar showing progress. She can't remember what percentage it was up to but it was taking a while so she left it updating. When she returned (no idea how long she left it) it was in the bios config screen main page.
She tried ESC (quit without saving) but after it went black and the samsung logo came up it then returned to Main page of bios. Also she tried F10 save & exit but again returned to bios. She has tried both theses using F keys and also arrow keys/enter. She swears she touched nothing else.
I have arrived at her house and unplugged a camera cable she had plugged in USB port and then restarted machine but again back at bios. I have checked the disc drive and that is empty. I have also tried removing the USB wifi keyboard & mouse and restarting machine but again back to bios. I have also unplugged power supply and restarted. Also tried F9 setup defaults and then exited but back to bios.
Can anyone help? Very frustrated.

A:Stuck in bios loop after windows 8 update

Question? Will the bios boot from a Disc? Is the bios set to boot from Hard Drive. or did some how the bios disable the hard drive?

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I have the laptop I wrote on the topic.  I was working all fine but after installing latest BIOS update I started to keep seeing the screen with options like recovery, bios settings..And any settings in bios menu didnt help. I guess its because of the last so called critical update! How can I revert the bios update? Thanks

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I just went into the BIOS and decided to disable Intel AMT (Disabled and not Permanently Disabled).  Well, my P1 Gen 2, BIOS 1.27 went into a BIOS boot loop and would not boot.  I was able to go back into the BIOS and re-enable Intel AMT and now have a functioning system. Someone at Lenovo needs to look into this. This is a scary result.

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I recently just received my new HDD and I was removing my current drives do to make room for it, but just to make sure I hadn't broken anything I plugged all my old drives back in (same order and everything) and restarted the PC. It went to the BIOS but it won't boot into Windows after I restart it, it only goes into the BIOS. All the drive are recognized and working and my boot order hadn't changed. Please help!!

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Hi i currently have a issue with gigabyte uefi dual bios, the main bios has become corrupted and i AM unable to get the back up to kick in so far i Have tried all option except for shorting out the pins on the chip which i would rather avoid any suggestions thanks

A:Bios boot loop

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Hey all. I updated my friends system to the f.20 bios - and it now comes up that the bios update did not succeed, and then it restarts. This is an endless loop - which never lets me boot into windows - so I cannot go back to a previous version of the BIOS. I have been reading around the forums and discovered a method to try an emergency recovery by getting the rompaq bios and holding down the Windows Key + B when I turn on the system. Just bought an external USB Floppy drive to try this emergency recovery. I tried the USB - but it wouldn't work. I am getting different results here - but not what I want. With the USB Floppy plugged in: When I hold down Win+B - the caps light flashes  for a lot longer now, it looks like it initializes the floppy drive (green light comes on for just a moment) - but then nothing - just flashing caps lock for a bit and then finally a restart again into the doom loop. It never appears to begin to read the floppy disk or search for a bios file. What am I doing wrong? What can I try? Does the disk need to be leabeled a certain way? Does my BIOS file need to be renamed? Any help would be GREAT!!!!

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A:HP 8710p Failed BIOS update - Now Endless LOOP - Trying to r...

I had a very similar experience.  Here is how I fixed it. Download sp41954.exe from here  or search for it.  Double-click on the file to launch the application.  If you are running Vista or higher, close the program, go to where it extracted (C:\swsetup\sp41954) and find the file FirmwareUpdater.exe.  Right-click on the file and select properties.  Click the Compatibility tab and select "Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".  Launch FirmwareUpdater.exe and create a bootable diskette.  If you are running XP, you can create the bootable diskette from the sp41954 directly. Power off the laptop.  Connect the USB Floppy drive with the newly created diskette to the laptop.  Hold down all four arrow keys while turning on the laptop.  Continue to hold down the four arrow keys until you see either the num-lock or cap-lock key flashing ( don't remember which).  It should be reading from the diskette.  After a minute or so, the laptop should reboot and operate normally. When I did this, I disconnected everything from the laptop and removed the battery.  I do not know if it was necessary to remove everything or not. Hope this helps.

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Last week HP support assistant sent a message that my BIOS needed to be upgraded.  Since then, I have been in a continuous BIOS Update loop.  I have tried making a flashable usb drive.  I got that to work, but I used the previous BIOS version for my machine.  When the BIOS was writing, it got to 19% and sat awhile then zipped on to 100%.  When the machine restarted, I was still stuck in the bios loop.  Thinking that perhaps there was a problem with this version of BIOS---FROM THE HP SITE FOR MY SPECIFIC MACHINE, I tried to find the page with Bios update files, but have been unable to find it again.   Does anyone know the link to this page?  Whenever I go through the HP support site, I get nowhere.   I have also tried multiple Fn keys, but I always end up in the loop.  I removed the power supply, battery, and hard drive, but when I put it back together, back in the loop.   My machine is out of warranty.  I tried to start up from a windows 10 flash drive, but...the dreaded Bios loop. Please help.  If anyone has the link to the bios updates, that would be great!  Any other suggestions would be helpful, too. Anyone know how much HP charges for something like this?

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With AC+battery, battery-only, or AC-without-battery...  the laptop tries to start and gets to the ACER screen with F2 to enter bios message... then shuts down and starts all over again.   Even pressing F2 and being lucky enough to time it right... it reboots immediately.  The loop is maybe 7 seconds long. This happened to me once before when my knock-off battery went bad, but I replaced with proper/official ACER battery and it's worked fine for a year now.   Yesterday, all of a sudden it failed to recognize the DVD drive, so I re-booted as I had not done that in many weeks.  Still didn't recognize DVD, plus was now getting some program "trying to send me a notification" because it was "incompatible" with windows10.    So I ran Tune-Up2014 (now Avast system cleanup) which found thousands of problems and cleaned them all.  Now, I've been using this product for over 10 years now on 7 different machines, 2 servers, and a WHS without issue so normally this cleanup doesn't hose things up.  It may have been a little aggressive though this time, due to the "Windows10" factor, who knows. Seems that Windows10, even if free, was a BAD call to put on this laptop.  Nothing but issues ever since.   But back the problem... anyone know how I can stop this insanity and get either into the BIOS screen or to Windows? Would I be able to yank the HDD and access the root/C drive to at least save some fi... Read more

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Hey all, recently my bios got corrupt somehow, so i tired the bios recovery process this is what it does 1) writng new bios image2)verifying new bios image  says the bios system recovery is complete and restarts the computer and starts back at the same process again and agian pls helpthank you 

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Hello, I have had this problem for several days and have exhausted myself trying to fix it. I've used all of the internet sources I could find but have been unable to fix it. The backstory is I was reinstalling windows 10 and I stupidly switched it off abruptly. I was given an error message on reboot and followed a guide to editing the registry to restart the download. The download did not restart however, and my windows 10 is stuck in an endless loop of rebooting. I have downloaded a copy of windows 10 and put it onto a USB, but when I try to boot from USB it takes me back to the BIOS. The BIOS are 'Aptio Setup Utility 2011', and don't seem to allow me to change from UEFI boot to LEGACY boot, although the option is apparently there. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I apologize for if this post is in any way flawed but I am in desperation of help. Could someone please tell me why the USB boot is not working correctly and how to make it do so, I am more than happy to reformat the computer but at this moment in time it's useless. The computer is an Alienware x51 from 2011. As previously mentioned the operating system the PC is trying to boot (or install) is windows 10.

Thanks, Joe.

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My laptop won't seem to bootup. Started yesterday afternoon with windows locking up then bluescreening. Rebooted and it would begin to load bios but then the screen would flash and it would begin to load bios again.

Shut it down for a few minutes, tried again and it let me in to startup options. I chose normal, booted and locked up. So I rebooted again, again allowed me to the startup options and I chose safe mode. Got in and messed around a bit. Rebooted to normal, locked up almost instantly in windows. Did this several times. I recall at least once while in windows it told me that my graphics had recovered from a serious error. Then it began not even getting to windows, just the bios loop.

Tried an old hard drive that I had, nothing. Just got caught in the bios loop.

Essentially it begins to boot shows the Gateway bios screen with the logo and down at the bottom it says f2 to enter bios setup or f12 to enter boot options, and next to that is a status bar. The status bar increases as normal (very quickly I only get like 2 seconds to choose). Then it just reboots and does this again.

Tried removing each ram chip and rebooting, same issue.

Tried two hard drives and no hard drive. Even with no hard drive, same issue.

Took laptop completely apart and made sure all connections were plugged in. Thinking it was possibly a heat issue, I took off the heatsink and applied new thermal compound. Also took apart fan and cleaned completely.

Tried removing the battery for bios... Read more

A:Gateway NV53 bios boot loop.

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Hello all,

I have a laptop with Win7 x64, I re-partitioned my drive in Disk Management (shrink) and now my system won't boot.

Here is what happens:

1. Acer Splash Screen
2. Small blinking cursor.
3. Rinse, repeat (Acer screen again!)

When I try to boot from Win7 DVD, I get CDBOOT: Could not find BOOTMGR.
Please help,

Dakota (aka Dlist)

A:BIOS Boot loop, error when I try to re-install

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows may be helpful.

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I'm having the following problems, can you assist ?
During the many boots required to install in new OS, the processor would get into an Looping boot process, and never get to the process of looking for any drive. The only way to stop it is to power down, and try again. I checked connections, they are solid. It appears either there is a bug with the BIOS (AMI) or Motherboard (M810L V7.1C). I've been on the PCCHIPS web site, but find no way to send them a question.

While on the PCCHIPS site I downloaded the AMI Flash Rom Update Utility, and guessed (on the required ROM - M810L v71c 021106S.ROM ) the web site had other drivers well documented, but not clear on the Flash Rom ) . This flash turned out to the same one already on the BIOS.

Anyway, I have this strange BIOS Boot Loop. Any Ideas ?
Where the markings on the MOB for the ID and version ?

A:Loop during BIOS boot for PCCHIPS M810L V7.1C

First off, PCChips are very low quality boards and i've had plenty of experience with these things at work.

From what you're describing, i'm assuming that the computer continually reboots itself while it POSTs, but before it detects drives, correct? If you're able to enter the BIOS, the first thing i would try is to UNDERCLOCK the CPU settings and see if it will boot correctly. Also, if you have them available, i would try booting up using a different CPU and different RAM, and verify that the harddrive settings in the BIOS are correct.

What is the current date and version of your BIOS? Right now the PCChips site was down, so i was unable to check out the bios page. But i will say that flashing the BIOS has corrected a few problems for me in the past.

When troubleshooting a bad motherboard, you want as few variables as possible. Disconnect your floppy drive, CD ROM drives, sound card, NIC, your video card (if the board has onboard video and you can set it to use onboard in BIOS), modems, all RAM except one stick, and even your harddrives. See if you can get it to post and bring up the error message saying there's no OS found. If that works, plug in the harddrive and see if it still boots. Remember, all you need to get the computer to post is the motherboard, ram, cpu (with heatsink/fan of course) and some video to see whats going on.

One other thing to check out is to see if the heatsink is put on correctly on the CPU. The bottom of the heatsink... Read more

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I recently attempted to update my BIOS (Gigabyte F8 to F10) so that I could upgrade my CPU from a sandy bridge to an ivy bridge. I did not do the cpu upgrade, yet, just the BIOS flash. The flash, using Gigabyte's q-flash) went fine, according to the flash results screen. I then rebooted, and the computer when into the Startup Repair Infinite Loop; it goes through POST, and then says "Windows is Starting" and the animated Windows logo (where the four colored window panes fly at you and then pulse/glow while the OS loads) begins, but then freezes just a moment after it starts. The system then goes into the repair loop.

The first thing I did was to re-flash back to F8. That did nothing though. But just FYI, my BIOS is back at F8.

I have tried the recovery method from the tutorials section, but I'm stuck and posting in that thread has not yielded any replies. So, I'm posting here.
Before I even get to the editing of the registry, I'm stuck in that a "DIR" command on my c-drive shows "File Not Found." Not sure what to do from here.
Thanks for any tips, advice, explanations, etc.!!

A:startup repair infinite loop after BIOS update, recovery not working

Confirm the Partition Marked Active is 100mb System Reserved (if you have it) or Win7 partition (if you don't).

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts.

If this fails boot into System Recovery Options to System Restore backward until you find a working configuration.

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I wonder if anyone can advise me please?
I have an HP  Compaq 2510p notebook which on start up displays this error message:
'Your Bios Failed to complete the update'
A few seconds later in goes to the HP Invent screen. and then back to the previous error message. These two screens cycle endlessly and there is not a single key stroke I can use to gain access to the bios settings. 
Presseing F9, F10, F12 or F-anything works. No key commands work at all. Nor can I boot from internal drive, CD, USB etc.
How can I regain access to this faulty machine to restore or repair the bios please?
Here is a link to images of the two alternating screens i am stuck in:
P.S. This thread has been moved from Windows Vista to Notebook PCs - Envy, Pavilion, Presario. - Hp Forum Moderator

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A:HP Compaq 2510p Bios update failure (stuck in eternal loop))

Hi: It seems you have a similar issue to this model (which is basically the same model as yours except with the 14.1" display). /t5/Notebook-HP-ProBook-ZBook/Issue-with-BIOS-update-on-Compaq-6910p/m-p/2361103#M165620 Your situation seems a bit more serious than mine was, because I (an others on this thread) was able to get into windows, and flash back to F.17.

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Hello. I bought a new laptop recently, the  HP ENVY 15-ae121nd - Laptop. I tried to install crucial DDR3L memory in it, changing the standard 1x8gb memory in the laptop with 2x8gb Crucial DDR3L 1600mhz RAM. I checked at the crucial site and thes ram should be compatible. However, when I switch the ram it goes into a bios recovery boot loop. When I put back the standard ram delivered with the laptop it boots up again. What do I need to do here? a bios update? I want to be able to utilise 16gb of ram so I can run some more virtual machines... Can someone point me in the right direction. The live agent at crucial personally checked if the ram is compatible and it is. the numbercode on my crucial ram : CT102464BF160B.C16FER HELP!    

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My Inspiron 15 is running Windows 8.1. Since an update it has been stuck in a boot loop. I have no cd to boot from nor can I can't any cobinational of keys to get to the advanced settings screen on start up
Can anyone help. Thanks!

A:Boot loop after update

Are you sure you weren't updated to Windows 10?

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Ok so I was being nosy in my BIOS, which I now regret , just having a look around investigating into a slow boot problem I have.

I have windows 7 installed on my Samsung 830 256GB SSD drive, and when looking at the boot priority noticed that this SSD drive was near the bottom. After pushing it to the top of the list thinking this would cause no problem, as after all it should be the boot drive anyway, I saved the BIOS and restarted.

My PC is now stuck in an infinite boot - reboot loop and will not even get to the stage where I can access the BIOS. I'm stressing out as I feel like there is quite frankly nothing I can do as it boots for say 2-3 seconds with black blank screen then turns off again and starts over.

I know this is vague and somewhat undescriptive but if somebody could help me out then it would be a life saver. If you would like some more info then just let me know and I will do my best, to give you what you need to help... thanks in advance

i7 950
Asus x58-ud3r mobo
6gb ram
samsung 830 ssd
samsung 1tb hdd x 2

A:PC stuck in reboot loop, after changing BIOS boot priority

Hello have you checked out any of the tutorials here and can you boot into safe mode at all to do a system repair.

Advanced Boot Options

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My xp desktop is in boot loop..keyboard working to get into bios and in bios, it seem to stop after i start loading cant f8 or select between safe mode,start normally,last know good setting, just reboots. no new hardware, I had this problem before, I re-installed, fix the problem worked great for 2-3 weeks then went to fire it up one day and boot loop, keyboard wasnt working at all at first, the it started working full time( during the boot loop), now it only working in bios and max 5 seconds after saving or exiting bios, then nothing. tried multiple keyboards both usb and p2p, and diffrent ports. I cant even get it to load from xp cd to re-install or repair.

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A few hours ago why running a few programs and things (nothing that taxing like a game or anything) my computer randomly shut down. Now when I tried to reboot it (or when it restarted itself im not too sure) It would flash a blank DOS window with a blinking "_" for 3-5 seconds then go to the HP BIOS screen and remain there for a few seconds. At the point in which it would normally go to the next screen and start loading windows it instead started the booting process all over and went back to the BIOS screen and would do this continually until i pressed the power button and shut it off.

I have no idea what is the problem and how to fix it. I ran the memory and other daignostics in the bios and they did not come up with any errors. My antivirus expired not too long ago but i dont think a virus could do this.

I did at one time get a message something like this "Primary (internal) Battery (601) storage capacity of battery very low, replace battery) But that make have been a fluke caused by me trying to perform a "hard reset" by removing the battery and draining the remaining power in the notebook.

I am no longer under warranty (By 10 days! Doesn't this always happen?!) and I'm at a loss for what to do. I may still be able to boot from a disk but before I try anything like that I need to understand what is causing the problem and how best to fix it.

Any help would be appreciated.

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A:HP Pavillion dv3150nr boot loop (BIOS/startup malfunction?)

The primary internal battery might be the motherboard CMOS battery. Sounds like the hard drive may have gone bad... Once you get the laptop to boot, you can address the weak CMOS battery. Can you get into the boot devices in the bios at all?

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I'm pretty sure some one here would be able to answer this. My PC is a pretty old(~7 yrs) one running a MSI MB with intel Core2 Duo Processor. Two RAM Sticks(2+1) of 3GB. No external GPU. For a month or so, it had some problems, like it would restart just after it shut down and the like. I thought it was some problem due to dust in Fan and did not pay much attention to it. Now, when I power it on, it would give 2beeps and restart, 2beep, restart and on and on. Upon opening the case, I noticed that the fan stopped for an instant as well.

After leaving it to restart for a few minutes, it finally posts and goes to bios, but the bios screen looks pretty much like the monitor was faulty(with blue lines, visible refresh lines, random dots..). After going past the BIOS, random 0(zero)'s start appearing on the screen with a funny error message that reads some thing like:

ebbob *enknog
endebing beecee mode..
beecee filecisdem

Reading the error, I could deduce some thing related to filesystem, but can't exactly get what it means.

Here's what I've tried so far:
1. Unseat both RAM sticks, boot with one of them(even with none )
2. Unseat the heatsink, then the processor and replace them
3. Disconnect the monitor, hard disks, cd drives, external peripherals and then try booting
4. Reset CMOS by both removing and reinserting battery, Jumper reset.

I'm seriously hoping someone will help.

Thanks in advance,
Sriram R.

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I have a notebook running Windows 7 ultimate and recently installed a program called Deep Freeze, which removes any changes every time the machine is rebooted unless an admin bypass is used before restarting.
Unfortunately, I should have, but forgot to reconfigure windows update so that it would not be installing new updates on every restart. So now when I start the laptop it goes to the configuring update 1 of 91 etc. screen, goes through the updates, restarts, at which point deep freeze kicks in and removes the updates, so that they are started all over again. So upon reboot how can I prevent/stop that configuring updates operation so I can get into windows and fix the cause of the problem? Is something like the old windows 98 start in safe-mode option available with windows 7?

A:Boot up loop due to Windows update

How are Windows Updates handled on Deep Freeze protected computers? - Powered by Kayako Fusion Help Desk Software

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Today I updated to latest major win 10 update. But just it finished updating the updayes made my PC go on a boot loop which never boots to the desktop. I tried mamually restarting but the PC keeps boot looping. What do I do???!!

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I cannot reach windows, system tries to load 18000 updates then loops and does it again. Command prompt accessible. Also on restore window it lists OS C: as selectable but fails to restore. I believe system is on D:. Can I change the name of D: to C:?

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Hi All,

Having an issue updating a laptop. this is a laptop loaded with a custom image which i deploy via SCCM. The image is currently on build 1511, so the update im doing is from 1511 to 1607.

The way im updating, is using the Windows 10 update tool:

Before i go on to explain, i should tell you, i can re-image and replicate this issue over and over, so its probably an issue somewhere down the line with the the image, but the update tool for some reason still mentions the laptop is ready for the upgrade. (oh and the image, that i know of to date, has no issue, and all prior windows updates are applied)

The Issue:
I download the aforementioned tool, it goes through its motions of advising whether my laptop is compatible, once it decides its fine it downloads the update (normal behavior). It then proceed to prompt me my laptop will restart in order to install the upgrade. No issue there, it press "Restart"and it goes through the motion of installing it.
It all goes well, rebooting a few times (again, normal behavior) HOWEVER, once it reaches 99% (every time) it reboots and then gets stuck in a loop.
UEFI --> Windows boot ( so this screen http://i.stack.imgur.com/hvUhO.png)--> Reboot --> UEFI --> Windows Manager --> Reboot etc etc etc......loop loop loop
It does this eternally (or at least, my patience was limited to 3 hours)
As i said before, i can then reimage my machine via a PXE boot, and... Read more

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I work from home. Recently IT asked me to bring in my laptop so they could update the Encryption Anywhere software. A week after leaving it with them I found out they were still working on it. They told me as soon as they put the update CD in the computer got stuck in a boot loop and that is how it is now. Today I went to pick it up since they have been unable to do anything to fix it. At that time they told me that they had the exact same thing happen to another laptop like mine (Dell Latitude D800). I can't find anything on the Dell website that deals with this problem.

The first thing that comes up after booting is the Encryption Anywhere logon screen (like always). I can sign in there and it shows Windows starting up but after about 10 seconds it completely re-boots and the Encryption Anywhere screen pops up again. It will do this endlessly. I've tried telling it to use Safe Mode and all other options at that page. I've booted from the original Windows XT CD but still get stuck in the same boot loop. I've run system diagnostics from a CD and everything checks out although a couple times it has told me that pci.sys and isapnp.sys are corrupt.

Is there anything else I can try? I really need to get some of the data off this laptop and would hate to have to do a complete wipe and start over.

A:Stuck In Boot Loop After Update To Encryption

So you've tried to do a full Windows repair ? Your data is kept intact and only the Windows portion is reinstalled.

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My Windows 7 was running 24/7 and I had 65+ days of uptime without any issues, then...
I installed Windows update KB4474419, rebooted, everything seemed fine, then

I installed 2020-01 KB4535102 (.NET rollup), reboot, ok, then

I installed Malicious software removal...
and this caused a boot loop :(
I managed to start Windows with Last known good config...
and now my raid array are resyncing... it will take a while, I hopefully won't run into any issues, but for now I'm done with windows updates...
In Windows event log:
1001 The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x00000116 (0xfffffa801b6e4010, 0xfffff8800fed302c, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000002). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\021320-120900-01.dmp. Report Id: 021320-120900-01.
6008 The previous system shutdown at 21:26:00 on ?2020.?02.?13. was unexpected.
41 The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
1001 The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x1000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff88001a1fd6e, 0xfffff880217a87c8, 0xfffff880217a8030). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\Minidump\021320-122257-01.dmp. Report Id: 021320-122257-01.
41 The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
6008 The previous system shutd... Read more

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the system is a panasonic cf-30 toughbook, with win xp sp2, the prob started after a office worker allowed the auto updates to install, the system went into a repetitive reboot. then they decided to boot into safe mode and choose a restore point from before update. that worked, but now the ms sql server 2005 wont start, the errors are "package microsoft sql management sudio failed to load,then the sql screen disappears. When i got there, i checked the services running and notice the donet 2.0 is failing and the sql reporting service wont start, even when manually started. further to this i tried to remove or repair the dontnet and got a setup error that it encountered a prob during setup then shuts down. I dont want to reinstall everything but it does not look good, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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