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My G580 bios reads "For evaluation only. not for resale. Won't allow to upgrade bios. Need help

Q: My G580 bios reads "For evaluation only. not for resale. Won't allow to upgrade bios. Need help

My G580 is stuck onpage that reads FOR EVALUATION ONLY. NOT FOR RESALE. Won't allow to upload bios. Did nothing but power on machine for this to occur.

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So I bought a new CPU for my old G580 laptop. I wanted to upgrade from the B960 it has right now (it's the 20150 model). The new CPU is a i5-3320M as it's listed as a compatible part on both the downloadable PDF and the PartsLookup website (I checked with my serial number as well). I changed the CPU, installed thermal paste, everything, but to no avail. Won't even enter BIOS. The "on" LED flashes for 10 seconds, then it shuts down. Installed the old CPU again - it boots without problems. New CPU again - no BIOS, nothing. I have updated my BIOS to the latest possible version (version 5ECN96WW (V9.01), as the newer version shows a "Error 255 - TDK Library Initialization Failed". I just don't know what to do anymore. Could be a faulty CPU, but I doubt it. The only difference is that the old CPU is Sandy Bridge, and the new is Ivy Bridge. But it's shown as "compatible" with the laptop everywhere. It's a shame really...

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Hello everyone I would like to upgrade BIOS with release 62CN44WW  but I receive the error  ERROR 233 - Only secured capsule is allowed on a SecureFlash systemI am running Windows 7 64 bit, current BIOS is BIOS  62CN97WW Could you kindly advise on that? Thanks a lot C

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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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hello, i just bought a new machine and i'm having trouble with my HDD i have a SATA 250 gig and i'm running XP, when i look in my HDD properties it only shows i have a capacity of 127gigs. what can i do to fix this? please help me.
 

A:250 gig SATA only reads as 127gig in windows, but reads full 250gig in BIOS what do i

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Look HERE. It may answer your question.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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I am trying to take access in BIOS but i can't.I use windows 10 and i have been trying all the methods i saw in internet.I can't.What can i do?I think many people with the G580 have the same problem.

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After formatting my lenovo g580, i decided to get my laptop driver from lenovo support page after download and installing or files i was left with the bios which needed power. As soon as my bios was updated i was presented with the following screen, lenovo welcome image file, checking media and EFI Network 0 for IPV4 with some ip address, i also tried to use boot menu it present ms with a password which i have not used on my laptop. I will like if you can walk me through fixing this problem
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Yup. I've tried SpeedFan, Everest, and all those other goodies that tell me the temps. Everything is correct other than the processor temp - which they all report is exactly 25C all of the time.

But - when I go into the BIOS, I can see that my processor is at 43-48C... This is good and all, but I need to know the temp from windows while under load, not the BIOS.

Any ideas to why this is? And to how to fix it?
 

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I can download the BIOS update here just fine: http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/62cn97ww_64.exe But when I run it (as an administrator) I get the pop-up message "Error 255 - TDK Library Initialization Failed" and then it quits.

A:G580 BIOS update - Error 255

I have the same problem

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A friend had a malware attack, a beeping error on Chrome about a Windows Defender error running Win 10. She managed to shut down Chrome and then shut off her computer. She tried turn back on, but it would not. I managed to start the computer by removing battery , AC power and the bios battery. The only way to turn on is to remove all of the above and then reinsert bios battery and connect AC power. The keyboard does not work properly, types mostly 6s and a few other characters (ie the shift key types an 's'). No wifi, no CD, no mouse touchpad. I can get into Windows 8, which I restored from factory partiton. Did not affect the operation. I assumed that the bios must have been over written, so I downloaded an update, but it will not install. Program goes through the motions, but the old bios is still there. I am using an external USB KB and mouse. I still can not get into the bios. Is there a way to "force" a bios update?

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Hi  I'm using Arch Linux with the latest stable linux kernel from kernel.org (4.12.8) on my G580. During the boot process, the kernel provides the following messages:[ 0.738821] pci 0000:00:14.0: xHCI BIOS handoff failed (BIOS bug ?) 00010001[ 2.436936] pci 0000:00:1a.0: EHCI: BIOS handoff failed (BIOS bug?) 01010001[ 4.103660] pci 0000:00:1d.0: EHCI: BIOS handoff failed (BIOS bug?) 01010001 The messages appear whether booting in UEFI or BIOS mode. My understanding is that the linux kernel follows industry standards in how it takes host controller ownership from the BIOS. Will Lenovo release an update to address this issue? Here's some of my system info: Product Name: Lenovo G580Lenovo SN: CB20878600BIOS Version: 5ECN96WW(V9.01)Board Number: 3039047104562 I've also attached the outputs of dmidecode and dmesg.


























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I Really frustrated from the lack support of the laptop G580, there is no support for windows 10, no drivers, no BIOS update, I keep trying to found solutions without any luck, recently I bought an Original Lenovo Battery but my laptop does not charging it and keep say unauthorized battery, i tried every solution in the world but none is worked, one solution leave it at the end is to update the Bios, currently i have 62CN40WW and the next version is 62cn97ww_64.exe but lot of peoples having bugs and problems with this new version without any solution, also there is no version for windows 10, so i can't take the rest damage my motherboard as I just changed it. 

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Hello I have problem with bios update i have Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Installed yesterday) and i cant update bios because TDK error 255, i try run program on W7 64bit, W8 64bit and W10 Pro 64bit, but program doesnt run properly, so do you have any tips ? I was trying to run in Diagnostic mode, Safe boot etc..., but nothing happens.Another solution is Flash bios, but i am not Proffesional in bios, so i am worrying about crash my laptop, if i do it wrong my laptop will doesnt run, so i if you have any good guide how to do it right please help me.Thank for comment. Picture of error: http://imgur.com/AMZcV85 Specs from CPU-Z:CPU: http://imgur.com/a/3O3unMainboard: http://imgur.com/a/0I4m8 

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Hey there, I've got a problem with my new G580 2698.After installing Win7, I can't access BIOS. When I'm pressing F2, nothing happens - I even tried all those other fancy things like pressing/holding B and many other ways. I simply can't. There's no "Please wait" or anything. OneKey Rescue System boots system normally into Win7. Also there's no "setup" entry or anything other than Diagnostic Splash in the F12-boot menu's "Apps"-section. This is bad because it hinders me to boot anything in UEFI-mode. Everything else kinda works (got a running Win7 machine). Is there a way to reflash the BIOS? It's the 62CN42WW one. Maybe that will solve my problem? Also any other hints are welcome. Thank you and good dayAstfgl_

A:G580 2698 - Can't access bios

hi Astfgl_ ,
 
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I have read an article about BIOS setup issues from the Lenovo Support site,
 
Here is the link,
http://support.lenovo.com/en_PH/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT075709
 
Solition was:Spoiler (Highlight to read)
1. Try to remove the hard disk and do a reset by draining the power (press power button for 10 seconds without battery and AC adapter).2. Try to enter bios using F2 key.
If you are successful in entering the bios, Load up Bios default settings by F8 key within BIOS. Connect the Hard drive back and check again if you are able to access BIOS by pressing F2 key.If the steps above didn't fix the issue, Bios will need to be re-flashed.
1. Try to remove the hard disk and do a reset by draining the power (press power button for 10 seconds without battery and AC adapter).2. Try to enter bios using F2 key.
If you are successful in entering the bios, Load up Bios default settings by F8 key within BIOS. Connect the Hard drive back and check again if you are able to access BIOS by pressing F2 key.If the steps above didn't fix the issue, Bios will need to be re-flashed.
Best Regards,
Solid Cruver





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I have a G580 running windows 10 and I'm getting an error message when trying to start. It says unmounted boot volume, and then restarts.  I'm trying to acces the bios so I can boot from a USB or DVD, but it won't let me access it because of the fast start.  However the computer won't fully start for me to disable the fast start, so I'm at a total loss for what to do.  I tried the novo button but it's just sending me to the normal boot screen.  Where it says the same thing.  Thanks so much for the help!!!

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hi, i just updated my windows 7 to windows 10. should i update my bios?i see no update for windows 10, the latest is only for windows 8.1.this is the current bios i am usingSMBIOSBIOSVersion5ECN39WW(V3.05)thanks

A:lenovo g580 20150 latest bios.

My rule of thumb with BIOS updates is "if it is not broke, do not try to fix it" because there is always an inherent risk that a BIOS update can fail, and if so, leave  the system bricked (dead) requirnig a new motherboard, and there does not appear to be anything in the latest updates readme.txt other than specific fixes for Windows 8.1... So I would hold off. Summary of changes
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General Information:
Fixed:
1. Modified small number keys (such as the key U, I, Oбн) matrix for win8. Cheers, 

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Hello.I have the notebook Lenovo Ideapad G580 model 20157.After Linux Mint 15 installation I have the following problem:I can't enter to the BIOS/UEFI setup. When the laptop is loadedin the initial screen says "Press F2 to enter Setup, F12 to enter Multiboot menu".But when I press F2 nothing happens, loading goes on. When I press F12,boot menu looks like:1. linuxmint2. PCI LAN: Atheros Boot Agent3. ATAPI CD: .....4. HDD ....How can I get to the BIOS settings and Where download original BIOS version 62CN41WW?

A:Lenovo G580 20157 Bios Problem

Hi berserk9999,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your G580 Laptop is not entering the BIOS menu, and the BIOS can also be entered by pressing the OKR (One Key Recovery) button just beside the Power button and select advanced setup in the menu to enter BIOS.
 
Hope this helps!!!
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hello, I want update my Bios to the Last updateLast Bios is62CN44WW2017/03/31 My Bios Now is62CN97WW2013/08/18 error in i try update https://prnt.sc/fete4e plz help me how update my bios Thanks.

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Hello Everyone, Its a much discussed yet embarassing problem. I have a G580 with intel i3 processor. The machine is quite old (5 years i think) and has been subject to various OS upgrades, changes, flashes, dual boots systems like ubuntu & windows. Recently to upgrade the machine i bought an i7 processor (yes it is compatible, i checked the hardware manuals). Once installed  the display wont come on, i figured i needed a BIOS update. Thats where the terrible stuff started. I tried using the BIOS update tool downloaded from the official lenovo website with windows 10. As soon as i launched it, the command prompt like window opened and my computer froze. That happned a few times. Figuring, it might resolve itself I left it alone for 3 hours but it was still frozen. Also figuring that the tool is for windows 7 i ran it on compatibility mode. Still the same result. I read on some forum a guy had the same issue and it was resolved by reverting to windows 7. So i bought a new copy of windows 7 (yes i really want that i7 processor). Installed it and tried to run the tool. Still, it froze the minute the window opened (another 3 hour gesticulation time was given to he machine to unfreeze itself but in vain). So i tried to access the bios to see if there was a supervisor password preventing me from entering. Thats when i discovered that i could nnot access the bios at all. Ive attached some screenshots in the end to explain. Startup... Read more

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After updating the bios 62cn40ww the laptop performance declined, then I was advised to update to 62cn97ww bios version hoping to make it better, but it became worse. I need to know the bios version that came preinstalled from factory.Can you give me a list of bios version for G580 20157? As I want to downgrade the bios to factory one.

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A have a lenovo g580 (20157) model. My bios version is 62CN34WW. I want to know if there is any update available for my bios ASAP.

A:Lenovo g580 20157 bios update

Hi piyushsohal94,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m glad to inform you that BIOS Update is not required for G580 (20157) model and it is not available online as it is not required.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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Hello, The Problem:Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS  to my HDD in UEFI mode. Soon I found out that I could not access the BIOS using F2, but F12 allowed selection of boot device. Reinstalling Windows, I found out that the boot menu still had the Ubuntu entry and I still could not access the BIOS. I searched on the web for a solution and before I could manage to find a proper one, I managed to delete both the ubuntu and windows boot manager boot entries, still locked out of bios. This time I could not boot into any OS, could not access bios using f2 nor access boot menu using f12.  The Solution:There was one last hope, during boot I noticed that PXE (Boot via ethernet option was still showing).Note: This solution requires you to update the BIOS. This is a very risky procedure, so proceed with caution. This will also probably void your warranty. If you can access boot menu (F12) and want to regain access to the BIOS (F2), boot into Windows 7. Install a bios update for your laptop (specifically for your laptop) available at The Lenovo Support Site. The oldest BIOS (probably for Windows 7) is preffered. If you donot have access to windows 7, perform step 2 and boot into the created ISO by creating a bootable CD or pendrive. Then goto step 11.If you can't access F12 and F2, cannot boot into OS, but can boot via Ethernet (there should be a message about trying Atheros Ethernet PXE Boot during startup), start from step 1. Perform the following steps on a s... Read more

A:Lenovo G580 cannot access BIOS after installing Ub...

Update: Even in the newest BIOS Update 62cn97ww (for Lenovo G580), Ubuntu causes the same problem. I came across a solution on the internet, that works without having to update the BIOS if Ubuntu can be accessed. To fix it, boot into Ubuntu (should be installed on the system), start Terminal and type in the following commands:sudo grub-install
sudo efibootmgr -b 0 -BReboot and F2 should work. BIOS should be accessible through F12>Tab>Setup also. Ubuntu will boot no more but can probably be fixed.

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Hello,I've a Lenovo G580 Laptop (2nd Gen PDC B960, 2 GB, 500 GB, DOS) When I bought it came pre-installed DOS, and then I install Windows 7 ultimate (32-bit, i didn't know at that time, 2nd gen PDC are 64-bit). My friend recommend me to disable UEFI from boot setup before installing any non-genuine OS, so I did disable that. My laptop is working fine, but all of a sudden it started to do random mouse freezes, surprisingly pressing ALT+F4 works like a charm to make mouse work again (by mouse I mean pointer actually, I'm using Touchpad, i don't think its a h/w related issue)I think may be it's because any virus/malware or whatever that was, and also I was planning to change my OS to Windows 8 (it's after 10-11 month of purchase date), so I decided to format anyway, instead messing up with mouse freeze problem.Now strange thing happen at this point -I'm not able to start my BIOS setup, nor able to use quick boot option (to select various bootable device option from list)I try to press recovery key (small button near power button), that open recovery module properly (no glitch/error).but unfortunately I don't have any backup made previously so no use of recovery module.and then I restart my laptop, then I press F2, it shows the first screen of BIOS menu, but my system stuck there (unresponsive state), i've no option else directly turning it off by holding power key for few seconds,..and then no boot menu F2, F12 still unresponsive.means whenever i open recovery module it able to ... Read more

A:G580 Laptop BIOS setup not starting

Hi envolt,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that G580 is not entering the BIOS menu and hanging at BIOS menu it at all it enters it, performing flee power should resolve the issue; below are is the step to perform Flee Power.
 

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer. Hold the power button for 10 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer and enter BIOS menu.
If the issue persists even after performing Flee Power, I would Strongly Suggest Calling Technical Support for Assistance this is the only available option to get this query resolved, Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number, I?m sure they will be a great help.

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
 
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar






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can some one please help me i want to update my bios version i have this version BIOS Version/Date LENOVO 62CN96WW, 5/6/2013and i want to update on bios version 62CN44WW i have downloaded bios from this link http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds038599 64 bit but when i run this exe i get this error http://prntscr.com/fete4ecan you please help me how to fix this issue

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Have sony vio laptop, PIII, 600 mhz, 256 ram, Phoenix bios, Win 2000 pro pak 3. Recently had to reformat c: due to bad virus investation. Upon reinstalling windows, the bios now sees a PII cpu, should be a PIII.

What's the deal? Can I just change something in the bios or what? Computer seems slower too.

Any help kindly appreciated.
 

A:Bios reads PII should be PIII? How to fix?

After the Format did you reinstall all the System Drivers, MOBO, etc?

Is it possible that the FSB setting has been reset LOWER than the correct for your Processor?

What MHz does the processor register during the boot up process?
 

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We have T570 laptops and Bios version 1.09 and some on 1.19 bios version.  New Bios came out to upgrade to 1.21 4/27/2017.  We've download the new Bios and upgraded it but in Bios still shows 1.19 not 1.21.  We try to run the upgrade again and says we have the latest version.  Anyone have a solution for this













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A:T570 Bios 1.21 upgrade not showing correct version in bios

1.21 (N1VUJ04W) 1.21 (N1VET31W) 1.11 (N1VHT21W) 01 2017/04/25
1.19 (N1VUJ03W) 1.19 (N1VET29W) 1.09 (N1VHT19W) 01 2017/03/30Found the 1.21 on Lenovo site is still packaged with 1.19 files to flash.  Once run the 1.21 file it extracts to C:\Drivers. In that folder show N1VUJ03W which is the 1.19 not the N1VUJ04W 1.21 and in the flash folder has the N1VET29W 1.19 not the N1VET31W 1.21.  Who ever packaged the 1.21 did not add the new files for 1.21 or the link to download is still pointing to the 1.19 exe file..

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Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update  s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference.  Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.Mike

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Computer failed during upgrade of bios. I have followed all the steps to recover bios: taken out battery, pressed windows + B + power, restore screen appears. Computer goes thru bios restore process and verification. When it gets to the 'count down to windows start up' and 'continue to restart button', the computer freezes and does not restart. I have pressed the continue button, nothing. I have let the count down continue and it stops at 1 then nothing.

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I have posted a few questions regarding getting samsung 950 pro (NVME M.2 ssd) to be recognized quickly on boot by ENVY 750-170SE cto rom family id #2b4b and it hasn't been resolved.  I am pretty sure that HP will need to create a newer bios than the a.08 version that i have or the lower versioned number a.07 which is available from HP's website (even though it has a newer date than a.08 (this is really strange))  -  How do i go about getting HP to release a beta or final bios that shortens my boot time by 3 minutes?  Am i posting in the wrong area, if so where do i post?  I am not alone with this problem.  see SpearfishX post #21 - and i am unable to post in this forum, it needs to be reopened and addressed - http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Envy-750se-capable-of-M-2-NVMe-u...

A:Bios Upgrade on HP Envy 750-170se CTO bios family 2b4b

@FrozenGamer? If your PC takes 3 minutes to boot in a factory condition then you should contact HP support. If your PC is less than 21 days old then quickly return it.  Without any modifications, your PC should be booting up in less than 30 seconds. I haven't seen any official HP posted information that supports NVMe m.2 SSDs.  Run the HP Support Assistant and see if it picks up a later BIOS update. HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.  

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Hi

I got a new Lenovo G580 laptop which did not come with any pre-installed OS. I installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode (I had not disabled UEFI/Secure Boot). Later I installed Windows 7. During installation it asked me to format the entire format as it did not recognize the GPT partition. Accordingly without thinking twice I erased the entire HDD and installed Windows 7. Now I am unable to enter into BIOS

Things I have tried:
Tried with F2, F1 and Delete keys while booting
Tried removing the battery and booting while pressing the above keys individually
Tried removing the battery and adapter, held the power button for 1 minute
Tried removing the battery and held the power button for 1 minute while the adapter was plugged in
Tried pressing F12 and going to the APP MENU but I can only see "Diagnostic Splash" Nothing else and in that diagnostic splash screen I see that the System BIOS is "shadowed"
How can i gain access to BIOS so I can disable UEFI and install Win 7 and Ubuntu side by side
 

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Please assist as I did the following steps to access the BIOS, it hangs:1. Shut down the computer2. Press the "Recovery Button" NOT THE POWER BUTTON (A small round button with curve arrow sign which is located on the left side of the Power Button just next to the dust removal opening on the left side of the laptop)3. Selected the BIOS Setup and nothing happens. I cannot even choose the boot option. If I put a pendrive with ubuntu, It picks it up, but not the Windows pendrive.My original HDD has bad sectors and cannot clone it. Any Ideas on how to help me?

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Hello all

I have a ThinkPad T61 with XP Pro. I recently put in another 2 GB stick of RAM bringing it from 3 GB to 4 GB. When I go into BIOS it reads all 4 gigs, however, when I go to Control Panel -> System it says I only have 3 GB of RAM.

What gives???
 

A:BIOS reads correct amt of RAM but XP doesnt

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hi there, i am fixing a friends old computer and the hdd was stuffed so i got a new maxtor diamondmax 9 for it. although once installing it i found out that it would only run in udma2 mode (checked it in another computer and it ran at full udma6)
so i suspect that the current bios cannot support udma5 or 6, so i am looking for a bios upgrade for it.
the bios string is 6A69RPRDC-00, the number on the actual motherboard is 35-C960-00-05
thanks for any help, i am really hoping i can make this board work at udma5 at least and not have to settle for udma2.
thanks again
-Moltenz

ps. i just found this
AM-960
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
at http://www.plasma-online.de/english/identify/serial/mainboard/mb_aristo.html
if that is any help.
 

A:help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00

WOW..............

Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)

I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).

You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
Try WWW.driverguide,com

You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.

otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help
 

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Dear All,
I have a question regarding BIOS upgrades as well as downgrades. First, about downgrading BIOS, is it a safe thing to do? If not, then what makes it not safe? I have Dell Inspiron 640M, with the latest BIOS A10. Not happy with this one due to high pitch sounds coming from the top right hand corner of the laptop. It's been suggested that I downgrade only a couple of revisions back, namely, to either A09 or A08. However, Ive been getting conflicting reports about the safety of downgrading from Dell Tech Support. Some say that it's not done at all, others say that as long as it's only to downgrade back to a couple of previous versions, then risks are not as high as going all the way back to a really early version, such as A03 etc. The risks, I'm told, is in the performance of hard disks. Apparently, if you downgrade to a really early version such as A03, then problems will arise, though I'm not sure what the exact problems are. Moreover, there are those who say that there is no procedure for downgrading and that it is never suggested to anyone to downgrade their BIOS. The notion that it becomes riskier as you downgrade back to a really early version of BIOS such as A03 baffles me, because in my case, prior to doing any kind of updating for BIOS on my laptop, I had version A03, and have not had any kind of improvements, enhancements done to my computer whatsoever. in other words, my computer is the same as when I got it last year in terms of ha... Read more

A:Is downgrading of BIOS safe? How do you know if down or upgrade of BIOS is successful

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I have the Dell Inspiron 518 desktop with 64 bit Vista, and attempted to update the BIOS to version 1.0.7 last evening.  I closed all open programs, disabled anti-virus, and ran the BIOS update as administrator.  The update began and asked if I would like to update from version 1.0.5 to 1.0.7, and I clicked on the update button.  The BIOS flash began by deleting the previous BIOS and then attempted to install the new 1.0.7 BIOS but produced an error message similar to "error writing BIOS to block," an the only option was to cancel the update.  I knew I did not have any BIOS installed at that point, but my computer was still operating so I made an additional attempt to re-download the 1.0.7 BIOS and re-install it.  No good, it would not even run now.  There was no turning back and no way to reinstall either the previous BIOS or the new one.  Eventually I tried to restart the computer, and it would not start. 
Dell is sending a tech next week to replace the motherboard on this otherwise great computer that is only about two months old.
DO NOT upgrade the BIOS on a Inspiron 518 with 64 Bit Vista to version 1.0.7.  The upgrade does not work and will kill your motherboard.
Art

A:Dell Inspiron 518 BIOS v1.0.7 64 Bit Vista DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS

No it happened to me too.  Dell is replacing the motherboard under warranty but I was told somewhat firmly not to update the BIOS unless advised by a technican.  In my defense the BIOS update was listed as "recommended" under the download section for this unit on the Dell support website.
I would recommend to avoid two phone calls (over 40 minutes each) to tech support and several days waiting for a new motherboard, not to update the BIOS at this time.
Thankfully it is being covered under warranty.

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I updated the bios after I had notified from Toshiba about the Bios v3.50. The process was done by the Toshiba Utility software, and after the reboot there is "Password =" on a blank screen and it not recognise my BIOS password, writing "Not certified".

I have also tried the HDD password but no luck.

What can I do now?

A:Satellite Z30-A-12R BIOS password not recognised after BIOS upgrade

Hi

Before trying to update the BIOS, all passwords should be removed!
BIOS password can be removed by authorized service provider available in your country.

But the unknown HDD password cannot be removed anymore.
In such case the HDD isn?t accessible and cannot be used.

Sorry mate but in my opinion you have only one chance to get the BIOS password removed; you need the ASP assistance.

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Hi, I have lenovo G580 20157 laptop with windows 8 pro, i found a bios update 62cn97ww on support site but when i restarted my laptop and run the 62cn97ww update it just hangs and does not respond. kept ideal for long time to restart but no response. Any help on this?

A:Lenovo G580 20157 bios 62cn97ww update problem

hi adarsh_savant,
 
I think you may have concern in this thread,
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/G580-Bios-update-problem/m-p/1199186/highlight...
 
Here the suggested solution from neokenchi that helped.
 
1. Boot into the BIOS by repeatedly tapping F2 on startup
 
2. In the BIOS, navigate to the Boot Tab and set UEFI to Disabled or Legacy then press F10 to save and exit. When
the computer reboots, check if you still get the errors and/or if you're able to boot into Windows.
 
3. If same problem, leave the changes that you made on Step 2 and attempt to re-install Windows via a Windows 8 recovery drive or OneKey Recovery button (note that this will wipe the computer to factory settings)
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!



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Just Installed two 30G Hitachi Travelstar HD in
1) a Sony Vaio Z505R and
2) a Sony Vaio PCGFX150k.
Worked fine in the Z505R.
In the FX150, the BIOS sees the HD correctly, but when Windows tries to partition the disk it reports 69047 Megs and crashes. Happens when I try to install Windows XP professional And Windows 2k.
Swapped HD's to verify that both disks were OK. FX150 reads Disk Error when I insert the disk formatted on the 505. FX150 reads other HD's just fine.
Anybody seen this before?
 

A:Win XP/2k reads HD size wrong. BIOS OK in Vaio

Obviously, the BIOS is not OK in the machine in question.
 

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Asus A7N8X rev 1.04 XP2600

Hi all my first time here so top of the morning to ye all.

Bit of a tech dunce so please bare with me.

Looks like I may have had a corrupt bios sting as m/b on boot still said 1001E and cpuz 1009 beta.

I flashed to bios 1008 Duel Channel as I could not get some new OCZ PC3200 Platinum to run on my board, although it always has ran OCZ PC3200 basic.

Something is definitely seriously weird with this ?Duel Channel? 1008 bios.

No matter what I change

CPU external 133 or 166 Mhz
CPU frequency x11/x12.5/8.0 =16/auto

Bios on boot says I have a cpu 1240Mhz?.cpuz reports the same and I don?t seem able to get out of the duel channel mode????.any ideas how I can

I am not a regular bios flash expert so is it possible/advisable to get rid of this ?Duel Channel? 1008 and revert to a lower one.

Any ideas
 

A:A7N8X bios 1008 XP2600 reads 1243Mhz

Please forgive my inexperience in not understanding Duel Channel boot

I have now understand this?.duh!

But no matter what setting cpu frequency/external/memory frequency I use XP2600 still shows 1250Mhz on boot
 

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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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Hi,
I have old version A05 on my E6410 Bios. I tried to upgrade to A06, then I´d like to upgrade to A07, A09, and then to A13, because i need to have the A09 installed before install A13.
I`ve downloaded all the versions, but the problem is that the Dell BIOS Flash window does not start !!!
I need help please
Thanks
 

A:Can`t Upgrade Dell E6410 Bios - Dell BIOS Flash window does not work

Well, i follow the folowing steps from this forum (http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19413136/19971740.aspx#19971740):
 
1. Install UNetbootin from synaptic2. Run it and create a FreeDOS USB key.3. Copy the exe BIOS update file to the USB key from inside ubuntu.4. Reboot into BIOS setup and change the boot order to boot from USB5. Boot into a live freedos session. * The USB key will offer to install freedos on your hard disk. DONT - that is ubuntucide!* Don't use himem or or that other memory thingywhatsit - just straight freedos6. C: 7. dir8. run the update
 
And i could install the Bios Upgrade. Now are upgraded to A13.
Aniway something is wrong,because from windows OS, the installer does not start !!! 

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