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L540 Update BIOS 1.88 later will hang( no logo) on BIOS Post first time after OS shutdown normally.

Q: L540 Update BIOS 1.88 later will hang( no logo) on BIOS Post first time after OS shutdown normally.

On BIOS 1.88 have fix description:= = =[Problem fixes]
- Fixed an issue that system no VGA output when install Ultra Dock with 4K monitor.= = = My L540 laptop with Ultra Dock without 4K monitor ( just plug an LCD 1440*900 monitor), it will always hang on first BIOS Post(after Windows normal shutdown), force shutdown, power up again. it can normally boot. Does the latest 1.89 BIOS have the same situation? I can not update due to it no way to rollback old version BIOS.= = =[Important updates]
- Update includes a security fix.
(Note)If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to 1.89 or higher,
it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 1.89
for security improvement.= = = HPBird

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Lenovo y50-70 was giving fan problem. so i read that the latest bios version fixed that issue. so i updated bios to 3.03. Before bios update, my laptop starts and within 1-2 seconds the lenovo logo comes up and 4-5 seconds it will be in log screen.Now after bios update i followed same steps with a clean install of windows 10 Now it takes 8-9 seconds to show lenovo logo after that rest all take same time as before. Lenovo y50-70bios v3.03SSD 860 EVOwindows 10No startup programs (windows defender and realtek audio which is same before update) Note: I maintained log file which i followed again with updated bios after clean install of windows 10. (so windows settings are same) The pre-boot time in boot racer and bios time in task manager are same and the time is 8.6 seconds.The below image is a clean boot test results using bootracer and task manager bios time

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Horrifying ugly new logo, I just want to change the logo back to the old one that's not so ugly.  Just the logo, not the BIOS

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Trying to update the BIOS past 1.88.  Update is available with System Update and the web but it will not install.  Checked the BIOS and it allows updating.  Tried downloading both options from lenovo support as well (OSI and FLASH).  Neither worked.  Im wondering if it is my machine or the software.  Trying to secure against Spectra on this thing and need the March update to do it.  AHH!

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Hi! Today I've updated the BIOS of my L540 (20AU) and on reboot I got this message: "Configuration changed - Restart the system." ...then reboot and it continues like that forever. Cannot enter setup, diagnostics or boot menu. I don't remember what was the exact version of the previous BIOS (1.88?/1.89?), but the new one is 1.93. I've tried a BIOS downgrade one version a time down to 1.89 - nothing helps. Less than 1.89  I got an error message that the system board is not supported. Before BIOS downgrade I've tried BIOS reset to defaults, disable any security and even removed the cmos battery. With no results. While looking for the cause of the issue I removed everything (including the memory) and put back one at a time. Everything looks and works fine until I insert the caddy, when the loop starts again. The caddy contains a 2TB Seagate FireCuda HDD that was working for at least six months and both of them work on another computer. Before the 2TB drive I had different HDD's for years inside working nicely.  At the moment I can only put back (to fill the hole) a useless ODD drive that come with it new (it works if I insert it). Or leave the ODD port disabled, then the caddy will not cause restart, but it's also not recognized. What can I do to get my caddy back? I really need the extra capacity.Why does the Lenovo BIOS update turns my PC into Mac?  ;TLDR- BIOS update 1.8x --> 1.93 kills caddy HDD, bootloop.- BIOS ... Read more

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Hello all, this is my first time posting here so please forgive any mistakes/oversights. I've just updated my Samsung laptop's system BIOS via their software update program, and my Nvidia GPU (GT 650m DDR3) no longer seems to work. The Nvidia control panel is still there, and it still gives me the option to select which programs use the GPU, but there is no GPU actitivity showing up. Also,I've tried playing Skyrim (which auto-detects the PC's graphics cards) , and the game no longer seems to detect the Nvidia GPU (just the Intel integrated graphics).

My laptop model is NP550PC7, with 6 gig of ram, and an i7 quad core CPU, and the OS is Window 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I've tried looking in the BIOS but I can't seem to find anything related to the GPU or display options. Any help or avice is much appreciated.

A:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.

Hi,

Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers

Please navigate to:

Start> Control panel> Swith to icon view> device manager.
Look under "Display Adapters"

Is the Nvidia GPU listed there? If so are there any yellow symbols etc?

Cheers

Dave

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Hi There,

I have Dell Optiplex 3010 machine in which the POST bios logo (not windows splash screen) appears some other instead of Dell manufacturer logo. How can i change that back to default so that when POST happens i can see the Dell logo?? I have tried reformatting the machine but still the logo doesn't show the Dell logo . Can anybody help me with this.

Thanks in advance.

Sunil

A:POST Bios screen logo change

I'm not sure what you are referring to. Post BIOS would be when Windows loads.

Post on the Dell Community forum, that is probably the best chance to get an answer.
Dell Community

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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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Have an odd problem thats only just started; when i boot windows (in any except the safe modes) after the bios posts and windows logo appears with the loading bar, when this then disappears then the pc stops booting JUST before it would be starting Windows.

I have tried resetting the bios to optimized settings, no difference.
Tried using "last known good configuration": no difference.
I have tried starting in Safe mode (which works), and then restoring the system to a time when i know it worked fine: still doesn't make a difference when restarted.

Any help gratefully received.

Matt.

Asus A7N8XD (v2)
AMD Athlon XP 2500+
1GB pc4200 RAM (2x512mb Paired)
Windows XP Pro
SP2
 

A:XP stops loading after bios post and windows logo.

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The laptop was working fine before the recent BIOS update. Now, after the update it permanently hangs right after I turn on the device(specifically when the dots go around in circular fashion). I've to long press power button and reboot and then it works fine. But it hangs everytime I boot the system for the first time.I reinstalled windows but the problem persists, Lenovo service centre guys told me to do that after they ran the hardware diagnostics software and concluded that the hardware was not the problem.Is there a method to flash the older version of BIOS? And can anyone provide the file?? 

A:z50-70 boot hang after BIOS update

Hi blujacket  , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Performing BIOS changes may pose danger of bricking the system .
Likewise BIOS is a firmware and is considered part of the hardware technically.
 
As such proper guidelines should be followed and better yet call in tech support for the instructions and BIOS version to try. You can just inform them that this issue happened after a BIOS update that even reinstalling Windows would have the same issue. 
 
Most important here is that in case things would go wrong , they can send it for immediate repair . 
 
Update us how it goes. 
 
 
Regards
 

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Despite my DP port doesn't work any more after the recent BIOS 1.24 update (see this), I would like to have the new Lenovo logo shown on my booting screen. However, since I have done a fresh installation of a Windows 10 OS on my thinkpad P50, I don't have the logo shown in the booting phase any more. Is there any way to get the logo back? Thanks!



-----------------------------------------------------------------------------TPs own: X31 (2003), X61T, X200T, Tablet 2, P50 (2016); Win 7/8.1/10, Ubuntu8.04-16.04.

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Hi, i'm not able to update the boot logo with this notebook. I've read BIOS_LOGO.TXT and did exactly what was mentioned there. This procedure actually worked fine on a 5th gen. On the 6th gen, however, the logo is gone after updating BIOS firmware (without any error message).  Could you please provide a reference BMP/JPG to exclude mistakes with a custom logo as well as an updated documentation that will work with 6th gen? thanks,   thorsten

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I had a strange set of circumstances today. I was trying to update my memory from 2 to 4g. My system would not boot with the new memory and the bios gave 3 beeps. After removing the new memory, the system would boot to XP but I had no video. I powered down and powered back up. I now had video but the system would hang. In Safe Mode, it would hang after the following entry system32/config/system. Note I never observed any windows error messages, just the hang.

I used the Recovery Console from an XP CD and did a chkdsk /r and chdsk /f
I also ran fixboot

None of these solved the problem.

I then ran fixmbr
Recovery Console displayed some kind of caution message that I had a "invalid" or something MBR and that it might prevent me from access partitions or something.

Well, I ran fixmbr anyway since i was out if ideas.

Now when I try to boot, it is freezing during the post process. When I hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup, it says "entering setup" but it never does. It seems to be hanging right after the drive detect process.
Note I have one standard IDE drive © and 2 SATA drives. Windows XP is installed on one of the SATA drives.

Any ideas? Let me know if you need any more info.

A:BIOS Hang, unable to enter BIOS Setup after running FIXMBR

This sounds more like a BIOS = hardware issue. Since you have been inside the case it is possible something got nudged loose. Re-seat your memory and video card if it is an add-on.

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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

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i just did an update of my bios in my acer aspire 4810t (Windows 7 Starter 32 bit) after update my laptop reboot, when its in the acer logo it freeze i tried to wait several minutes thinking that it might just configuring something in its setting but just no luck i tried to restart it several times even reboot it by pressing the power button it still freezes when i boot it up i tried to acess to bios setting by pressing F2 but nothing happens just a beep sound even when pressing other buttons to it just keep on beeping....sorry for my bad english please help me ASAP!!Spoiler (Highlight to read)

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Hi, I found on HP pages update for BIOS for my computer so I decided to use it. My previous BIOS version was from July 2015.I have done this, because this computer was shutting off when i was playing games. So I hoped, that this could help, because I already downloaded all other driver updates, but nothing helped. I have BIOS ROM Family SSID 2B4B version and I had a version A0.04 Driver I downloaded:(http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-phoenix-860-000-desktop-pc-series/8499708/mo...). After the instalation PC got stuck on HP Omen logo (weird) and nothing happens for 1 hour. When I used recovery of BIOS (win+b) it happens again. What I should do? Thank you

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Hello everyone. I have recently got a new ThinkPad L540. Since I need to use Windows 7 (TrueCrypted company Installation on normal SSD) and Ubuntu I bought a HDD Caddy for the UltraBay together with a 1TB HDD. My problem is, that I can not select the second HDD (HDD1) in the BIOS to boot from. It does not show the name of the drive, just HDD1. HDD0 has a name that indicates that it is the Intel SSD. The new drive is visible and usable in Windows and when I use a USB-Drive to install Linux on that second Drive.Furthermore I switched the SSD and the HDD and the L540 boots sraight up into Ubuntu. When I switch back its boots Windows 7 again. During the Ubuntu installation I tried both, writing the GRUB2 bootloader to the root-partition or to the beginning of the HDD (schould be the same since the root-partition is the first on the drive). Gparted is also thelling me that the root-partition is bootable. I hope somebody has an idea!Thank you very much for your help in advance!!! 

A:L540 HDD in Ultrabay not recognised in BIOS

I have exactly the same problem . Bad solution is to change the AHCI to IDE mode in BIOS. Do you have an idea how to solve it?

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

Many thanks for any help or advice

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

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

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Hello,

I have an ASUS M3A78-EM motherboard. It's been great, and I've had no problems for a about 1 1/2 years. I've gone though several updates on the BIOS for new RAM or CPU compatibility reasons.

I was on 1602 BIOS version and I was trying to update to 1805 today. I did it the same as I normally do through the ASUS Live update utility. I download the BIOS update, and did the "update from file". It went throught the first two parts with no problem. When it hit the 3rd, it failed. I was still in Vista at this point, and then restarted the computer (like I would do after a BIOS update).

After Vista restarted, the computer does nothing. There is no post, no beeps, no logos, just a blank screen like the screen isn't even hooked up. I figured something like this would happen because of the previous error.

I reset the CMOS by taking out the MB battery and moving the jumpers like it says in the manual. I turned the PC back on, to nothing again. It just turns on, but nothing happens at all. I can't even hold the power button to turn the computer off, I have to unplug it from the back.

I thought ASUS had some "crash free" BIOS thing for their motherboards for failed BIOS updates. (At least that's what one of this motherboard's features are). So I downloaded the BIOS again on a USB stick, changed the name like they say I have to (M3A78EM.ROM) and of course the PC will not read from the USB stick.

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A:ASUS M3A78-EM BIOS update then no post

Well, that's what you're asking for when you do BIOS updates just because you can. There is always a chance of failure, and usually nothing can be done afterwards. Asus crash free BIOS is very reputable of being just as useful as a vacuum cleaner for actually recovering a BIOS after a failed flash. Marketing trick basically. It probably works in one of ~25 cases.
 

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Hello,
 
I've recently installed Windows 10 on Ideapad Y510 and everything went well drivers and all, but I also did an bios update which I think bricked the laptop.
There was nothing but black on the screen, no bios beep or fan spinning.
 
After this I attempted a BIOS flash(Pulled the batter, plugged in the USB did the FN + R combo and after 30 seconds of BIOS beeps I get the attached screen).
 
Has anyone ever seen this before?
 
 
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A:Bios update post issue Ideapad Y510P

No one? must be pretty down the rabbit whole I guess.

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Greetings, I've been a happy owner of the following notebook. Yesterday after using Lenovo Vantage I got info that a new BIOS is available 1.35. I updated, the system rebooted, it was all fine and working. I eventually turned off and rebooted the laptop a couple of times during the day and still everything was fine, until later that day in the evening I put the laptop to sleep (closing the lid). After trying to wake it up I got a cold shower. - The screen doesn't light up- There is no POST or boot picture at all- The Keyboard backlight lights up and works- The adaptive touchbar works (and cycles thru the two menus)- The fan spins for about 5 secs after power om The things I have tried so far: - Connecting to an external monitor to see if there would be any activity - no signal- Tried pulling out the battery and draining the system (holding power button for a minute)- Tried the reset button. Unfortunately nothing worked, and im stuck and in need of assistance. Thank you in advance for your kind advices.  

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Hi,
Any advice?
I have a 9010 SFF that was working fine, except that it would not install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  Repeatedly, about 30% through the update it failed with a BSOD. I tried several times.
Somewhere I read that the BIOS might need updating so I headed over to DELL support.  I let the website automatically detect my system and it found a recommended BIOS update, version A24.
I initiated the BIOS update from the website and it seemed to run successfully but when the PC rebooted it hung half way through POST.
On a second attempt to start the machine - nothing - no display, no light, just will not start.
I tried clearing the NVRAM as indicated on the DELL website here: www.dell.com/.../SLN284985
I tried both the RTCRST jumper method and the battery removal method.
The result - it now continuously reboots but still no POST, no display, nothing.
I should add that during the original BIOS update, the PC had a Quadro 600 graphics card and a LSI 9200-8e SAS adapter card inside. They had both been working faultlessly and were removed when I tried to reset the BIOS NVRAM.
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Has anyone else noticed that after the A09 bios update to your 11-3147 it takes way longer to boot up? It takes on average 15 seconds of staring at the Dell logo before Windows 10 starts to boot. I installed an SSD drive once It gets to the point of the OS booting it's lightning fast...just the bios post seems exceptionally slow. I'll try reinstalling the previous bios to confirm. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this happen also. I also have an 11-3148 and there was a bios update for it on the same day. It didn't affect it's boot speed at all and in fact seemed to cure the "plugged in not charging" issue that it had.

A:Inspiron 11-3147 A09 bios update - slow post

I'm using a Samsung Evo 850 256Gb.
Here's an update to this strange story: Yesterday I reverted back to A07 bios. bios went in all fine but then can't boot into windows. It doesn't see my drive. it does in the bios but not during post apparently. All boot and drive settings look the same as they were before. Tried a repair install of 10 which actually worked for me this time (previously I've only had failures for some reason). It finishes and gives me a log file of the apps and such it killed in the process. Mostly just the Dell Apps which is no big deal. Rebooted and once again boot times are nice and speedy as I was hoping. And that's not all folks! To top it all off, it now sleeps properly instead of just shutting down like I was whining about in my last post. Bizarre to say the least. This was my last ditch effort. If this had failed I was going back to the dreaded 8.1. Used it all evening as I normally would and it's working flawlessly. Only thing I notice of any mention is the battery will not show 100% charge which is what the A09 bios update fixed. No biggie. It says 99% and I know it's fully charged. It really makes me wonder how much the guys at Dell check stuff out before it's released. Seems like every computer guy that's worked for my company is the same way....fix one bug but neglect to check if the fix affected anything else and walk away.

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Hello, I've recently installed Windows 10 on Thinkpad Y510 and everything went well drivers and all, but I also did an bios update which I think bricked the laptop.There was nothing but black on the screen, no bios beep or fan spinning. After this I attempted a BIOS flash(Pulled the batter, plugged in the USB did the FN + R combo and after 30 seconds of BIOS beeps I get the attached screen). Has anyone ever seen this before?


























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After installing the new bios 1.3.9 i am getting a white screen of death halfway through the shutdown processs. any suggestions? Anyone else have this problem?

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When starting up my computer after shutdown it came up running BIOS update and after completion I no longer have internet or wirelss connection.  Wireless is working for other devices in my home.   Please help!   Thank you.HP Notebook 11085980 - EliteBook 8570pCore i5 3230M / 2.6 GHz - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / 8 Pro downgrade - pre-installed

A:System shutdown came up w/ BIOS Update running and now won't...

Hi!, @mllowry: Welcome, to HP Forum !.  Try with actualization the driver's, from ... http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-elitebook-8570p-notebook-pc/5212912 For Wireless interfase driver, is necessary what you indicate the P/N (Product Number). You can see, in one tag, in the rear case.

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Why the latest BIOS can not be roll back to old version, Even if I have already changed my BIOS Setup item to allow the flash Old BIOS version?

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Hello All, I've had my Lenovo M29p Tiny for a few months, I have it in our camper, and it doesn't get a lot of use. I was advised by the Lenovo Software that I needed to update my Bios, when I came back to the machine a couple hours later, it was turned on but without display.  I forced rebooted it, and the power LED comes on and the disk activity blinks, but theres no activity on the monitor. No beep, no post, no logo, nothing. Fan comes on, LEDs, and thats it.I tried power cycling the bios, removing battery, both VGA and Display Port cables, and the steps listed here:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht077504Does anyone have any recovery tips?Thanks.

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I recently tried too update this mobo because of glitch and studder problems after pressing reboot on pannel the speakers made a cracking noise and now comp is dead. I already unpluged everything ( ran,vid card ,etc...) and tried too restart and did even get any posting error beeps.
 

A:asus a8n32-sli deluxe wont post after bios update!

if you failed to complete the BIOS process or you installed the WRONG bios, then your mobo is dead. Some motherboards have a BIOS reset chip or revert function, most don't.
 

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The "Lenovo System Update" has yesterday installed a new BIOS. After the rebooot (initiated by the update) the Notebook is "bricket" - I can see the light for a short time, the DVD-Rom can be heard and five beeps in two rounds. After this: nothing. What i can do?

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I have a Gigabyte Z77X UD5H motherboard and the USB 3.0 ports developed problems. The motherboard has 3 separate USB 3.0 connectors that can be used for front panel USB 3.0 ports. The front panel in my case (a Coolermaster) has two USB 3.0 ports. One port developed an intermittent - it would connect and then Windows 7 (and 8) would report the external hard drive required formatting, and then would reverb back to displaying the drive contents. On the second port I would get a message that if I connected the device (the external hard drive) to a 3.0 port it would work faster. I tried the separate USB 3.0 interface that was supplied by Gigabyte with the motherboard and the same results. I have another PC with USB 3.0 ports and the device worked OK on that PC.

I went through all 3 motherboard port connections and got the same thing. I had the latest Intel 3.0 drivers but I reinstalled them with no help. I tried the Intel motherboard chipset drivers and no help. I had the latest BIOS version (14) and reinstalled it with no help (and resetting the CMOS memory did not help). I contacted Gigabyte with the problem and was issued an RMA but held off as the PC with the problem is my recording studio system and it would have been an issue to have it out of service for an extended period, and although I have an USB 3.0 device it wasn't something I couldn't live without so I never used the RMA, and let it expire.

I decided to look into the USB 3.0 port issue again, tried the USB 3.0 ... Read more

A:Info Post - BIOS Update fixed USB 3.0 Problems on a Gigabyte MB

Hi fireberd .. Just curious did the BIOS update say "Beta BIOS", there is a BIOS update to "Improve USB legacy support".

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So recently I purchased a Galaxy GTX 460 768MB video card. I was previously using a BFG Tech GTX 275. When I first installed the GPU I was on an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFI Edition motherboard. I am now on an ASRock P64 Extreme4 motherboard. I mention the old mobo because the problem has been the same regardless. So I link the issue to the GPU.

Anywho, the new Galaxy card on boot, displays it's own Bios information before the mobo Bios page shows up. It's actually the first thing I see on my monitor. It just simply displays Galaxy Bios version (etc. etc. etc). It doesn't last for more than 3-4 seconds, but I personally feel it's an unnecessary delay. Especially since I'm so adamant about computer efficiency and I try to get my boot up times as fast as possible. Just a personal hobby I enjoy! So I was curious if there is a way to disable this initial Bios screen? I did many google searches and couldn't find the problem to a a perfect description. Some people did mention that it has to do with a motherboard conflict, but that's why I mentioned bother motherboards. One was old, and the one I'm on now is brand new. I've never purchased a Galaxy card until now, so I'm curious if it's unique to their brand? I've never updated Bios on a video card before and I'm not sure if it'd cure the problem either. Anyone familiar with this situation? Thank you!

Edit: I'll take a picture of the Bios screen and post it quick. I just thought about doing it, but I typed this entire message and I can't ... Read more

A:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.

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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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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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Hello all! Thanks in Advance to all who replies.

So to start this off I have done alot of OS switching in the years ive owned this computer ( purchased sometime late 2011 ) I went from the original OS Windows 7 Home Prem SP1 x64 to many different linux distro and windows installs.

I decided I wanted to restore the computer back to its factory state. I had lost the restore disks years ago so I ordered a new copy off the Acer website. Once they came in the mail I booted up the disk and everything went smoothly. Until I restarted the computer expecting to boot into my fresh Windows install all I got was a black screen and/or a Constant reboot loop after getting to the Windows loading logo. After a little research I was able to figure out the BIOS was set to RAID and it only would boot up on AHCI. After selecting AHCI I was able to boot into my new install and set everything up.

After I login for the first time I do a full Windows Update and just select everything available to update.
after everything is done I click the restart button and It hungup on the installs before restarting.

So I figured ok, no big deal ill do a hard shutdown and reboot and try again. Same exact outcome.. So I search a little and find a Windows fix for update issues so I downloaded it and run it. Everything updates properly and Im able to restart without the hangups. BUT the BIOS has put itself back into RAID so I change that once again and boot up windows.

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A:Update Hangs, BIOS Changes, Date & Time changes

My guess is that the MB needs a new RTC battery. That is causing the MB to forget its settings. Lots of Win7 update problems lately. If the offending update is not necessary, you could Hide it and move on. Also, the date problem could mess up updating.

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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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so having bought my recent rig which is the following
core i3 4150
gigabyte h81m-ds2 rev 3 board
8gb ddr 3 ram
nvidia gtx 650

now few days ago i updated the bios and then restarted my pc and it gave me a bluescreen , found out i had to turn on ide in the bios settings and along with the use optimized defaults. i also enabled the fast boot option. earlier my pc took almost 3 seconds to boot from windows logo screen to the login screen and now it takes 2 to 3 minutes.. and its really frustrating me, what could be the culprit? do i need to enable the ultra fast boot option and is there any timing option in the bios?

help me guys
thanx
 

A:Slow boot time after BIOS update

why did you update the bios if everything worked fine...? maybe the new bios dont manage your hardware properly.

try to get the old BIOS
 

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Hi,The other day I entered the SW updates page and saw the latest BIOS update 4QCN48WW(V2.12) of 13 Dec 2018.I installed it and since then when i shutdown the PC it makes an awful noise, quite loud (it is very similar to when you plug/unplug a loud speaker to a HIFI system, like a very loud crack). It happens when it finishes totally to shut down.I am sure that the noise was not present before the update. Also I have another laptop of same model, the other one (i didn't upgrade) doesn't make this noise. For sure, i will not upgrade it.Am i the only one having this issue? Is there a way to roll back the BIOS? In the page i can only see the new version of BIOS. Thanks in advance,Kind regards, 

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I'm running Win 7, 64-bit. I have two problems..
 
1st problem is that my computer hangs at bios. It'll beep and hang, beep and hang, 3 times until it eventually starts to load. This began happening after I installed my Gigabyte 760 graphics card.
 
2nd problem, and the bigger problem, is after I type in my password and hit enter, it'll stick at saying "welcome" and show the loading circle but it'll just hang. In the past, it's been always doing this. However, I could just restart my computer and repeat the process of typing in my password but it'll load to the desktop on the second attempt!
 
I'm currently running now in safe-mode with networking
 
Give me some instructions and I'll promptly get it done!
 
Thanks in advance for your time!

A:Bios Hang & Login Screen hang

3 beeps is normally indicative of RAM failure. In the first instance, re-seat your RAM sticks on the motherboard to see if that helps.
 
2nd problem could be caused by the first. It may be that 1 of your RAM sticks has gone bad.
 
TsVk!

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Hi,

I've got an Acer Model As5742 Laptop with an i5 480M processor and 8 GB of good Ram. I'm running Win 7 Pro 64 Bit. It's only about 5 months old and this started about a month ago. I have no other problems. IE: Blue Screens or Lockups or anything, just the Bios clock changes to a random date and time after every restart. I replaced the Bios battery twice and it only effects the chore of having to reset the time in Windows every time I boot.

I'm going to send it to Acer to be repaired within a week or two, but maybe it's not a bad timing mechanism in the motherboard and one of you people have a correct solution to it. Which will save me the trouble of sending it in for a motherboard replacement.

I do have all the drivers and bios updates installed. Oh yes I've ran about 15 different virus Etc. Malware scans with several different products and they all come back clean.
I ran System File Checker SFC /scannow from the command prompt several times that also comes back OK.

Thanks,

Earthmanx

A:Bios Clock time changes after every Restart even after replacing Bios

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Earthmanx


...just the Bios clock changes to a random date and time after every restart.


If this is the case then Windows wouldn't change it, though malware might I suppose (and you have checked for this).

Can you otherwise make changes to your BIOS settings that "stick"? If yes, then return/repair is all I can think of. If NONE of your BIOS changes survived reboot though, then I might consider whether that laptop left the factory with its "reset CMOS" jumper in the "reset" position. Dunno if laptops have these, but most desktop mobos do of course.

Oops you said "started a month ago" so my "left the factory jumpered wrong" would not apply.

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Hello all!
I'm new here! I have a strange problem!
As I go to the bios menu using F2 key on my laptop (n5110), I see that the time is stuck on aa.aa.aa and doesn't change. it doesn't matter if I shut down and restart the laptop; the time is stuck on aa.aa.aa.
Whenever I login to the windows (win 7 ultimate 64bit), it starts with aa.aa.aa and the time goes on automatically in windows till I shut down the laptop. Then again when I start my laptop, both bios and windows time are aa.aa.aa.
When I update the time in windows by internet or change the time manually in windows time, both windows and bios time are updated to bb.bb.bb. in such a situation, then again the time on windows will be OK till I restart the laptop. while restarting, I see that bios time is set to bb.bb.bb and the windows again starts with bb.bb.bb .
As the bios version is the latest one and I cant re-flash the bios firmware, I'm really confused what can I do to solve this problem. I cant find any useful answer in forums on the net.
I should clarify that:
- I think that changing the bios battery couldn't work!
- The laptop is almost always plugged-in.
Do you have any Idea?
Thanks.

A:Bios Time is Frozen; Bios time is STUCK!

Hi ahmad,Thanks for posting.The CMOS battery does not get charged by the computer being plugged in, and only lasts about 5 years, so it's a good possibliity that since this computer is as old as it is, needs a new one.  Try changing the battery, they're very inexpensive and can be purchased at the dollar stores.  Here's a video: http://dell.to/2xB6Ctland the manual: http://dell.to/2xAR3St

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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.

 

Hope the above steps will help you finds the solution. Please share more to serve you.

 

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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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