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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd gen - Won't POST or boot after BIOS update 1.35

Q: Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd gen - Won't POST or boot after BIOS update 1.35

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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Preferred Solution: Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd gen - Won't POST or boot after BIOS update 1.35

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https://support.lenovo.com/downloads/ds105641Tried to update BIOS with that tool on the linkall the windows stuff worked, but when the machine rebooted, it hanged up on a black screen, left it overnight and still no go PC powers on but throws no image neither on HDMI no VGAAs for the speakers, not a beep, not a chime, nada, zeroTried clearing CMOS by unplugging machine, removing CMOS battery, fiddling with the 3-pin CMOS jumper, stripping off RAM, holding power button over 30 seconds, pressing power button over 30 times; nothing seems to wake up this sleeping beauty For some reason, USB ports now feed enegy even when the machine is shut down any way to flash BIOS to this seemengly BIOSless machine?

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This morning, I'm working on downloading available BIOS updates related to Meltdown/Spectre, and creating bootable USB keys with the updates for each model computer that we use.  I've downloaded the update for the 20BS from here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-... According to the readme file, this update should include a tool for making a bootable USB key to install the update, but the tool and the "Instruction US - BIOS flash USB memory key.txt" file referenced in the readme both seem to be missing from the download.   Please advise how to create a bootable USB for installing this bios update.  

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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Hi, My G460 wont boot after i tried to update BIOS. There was an error message during the BIOS update and bad that i failed to note down the error code. After reboot, the system is not starting. The RAM light is not blinking. System starts with 3 led and then shuts itself. No display and I am not able to enter BIOS setup too. 

A:Lenovo G460 - BIOS update failed - wont boot

Default BIOS settingsGo to BIOS and press F9 save and exitUnit should boot to the OS




Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo! I dont know what Kudo does but anyway xDThere is nothing like 192.168.1.1

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I purchased this computer second hand. Every time I boot it up I am prompted with this and I type in what I believed was the BIOS password and it boots up and lets me use it as regular. Recently I tried actually entering the BIOS. I pressed f11 on startup, then enter to interrupt normal startup and chose to enter bios from a list. I was then prompted with a new password form and this same password which I believed to be the BIOS password did not give me access.I just tried this approach  again and now it doesn't even let me interrupt normal startup. I would appreciate if someone could explain to me what is going on.   

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Hi all,  TL;DR version: I think that BIOS 1.34 update for X1C6 did something strange which ask me to type some password when enter Bios menu to change every settings but I never setup any password for bios before,  and I wish to contact Lenovo. My Thinkpad X 1 Carbon 6 th 20KGS75906 have some problem with Bios after upgrade to 0.1.34 N23ET59W (1.34 )  The following is my fwupmgr history. the uuid and deviceID is masked.  20KGS75906 System Firmware
DeviceId: 1c53551e7da69d896138fac*****************
Guid: *******************************************
Plugin: uefi
Flags: internal|updatable|require-ac|supported|needs-reboot
Version: 0.1.31
Created: 2018-12-20
Modified: 2018-12-21
UpdateState: needs-reboot

[Release]
RemoteId: lvfs
Version: 0.1.34
Checksum: SHA1(0f7dfdfc9765d492aca847883566d36667f21cce)
TrustFlags: none
CpuArchitecture: x86_64
RuntimeVersion(org.freedesktop.fwupd): 1.1.4
CompileVersion(org.freedesktop.fwupd): 1.1.4
CompileVersion(com.redhat.fwupdate): 12
SecureBoot: Disabled
CompileVersion(org.freedesktop.gusb): 0.3.0
CompileVersion(org.freedesktop.appstream-glib): 0.7.14
RuntimeVersion(org.freedesktop.appstream-glib): 0.7.14
ESPMountPoint: /boot/efi
KernelVersion: 4.19.9-300.fc29.x8... Read more

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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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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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i recently got a new mainboard for my x1c 2015 and i find that the BIOS just could not get updated through the Lenovo official software.so strangemy current BIOS/EC version is1.03 (N14UJ02W) 1.03 (N14ET25W) 1.02 (N14HT29W)what i've done trying solve this:1 BIOS settings-checked.there is no bios update prevention settings2 BIOS reset-tried but it doesn't work3 System version-changed from Win7 to Win10,nothing happened.anyone could help me figure this problem?.besides,i noticed the info page of BIOS showed that the ME firmware version is blank,could there be any connection with my prob?thanks a lot guys.

A:X1 Carbon 3rd could not update BIOS pls help

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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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I'm a new owner of a Flex 4-1570 Ideapad. I have a critical update awaiting install, however the window popup says it is for the YOGA not the Flex. Thus, I have not installed it. My question is, should I install it? If not, how do I turn the notification off? Thanks! 

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Hi,I would like to update BIOS for X1 Carbon 1st gen.When using the Utility tool for BIOS update downloaded from the support website,it prompts an alarm saying that it cannot do a BIOS update when the battery is low.The battery is not charging and has 0% charge.Actually this was the main reason why I wanted to do the BIOS update.Is there any way to ignore this (like not letting it check the battery or.. allowing a battery with 0%charge)?Could it be possible to force updating by using forceit? g6uj24us.exe/forceit?I read a posthttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T61-and-prior-T-series/Updating-BIOS-on-Thinkpad-T60-no-batter...but I could not find the winpflash tool. Any help or ideas will be appreciated.Thanks in advance!!

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Hi, I have just bought a factory refurbished X1 Carbon 5th gen and was going through the initial updates routine.After the classical huge Win10 initial update, I opened Lenovo companion and started the update process.It started a bios update, rebooted and after 5 minutes the screen went black.I waited some time, tried pressing some keys... nothing. It's dead.Is there any one with some experience on the subject that has some good ideas on how to wake it up? Thanks

A:X1 Carbon 5th Gen dead after bios update

Good day.
 
Sorry you're having trouble.
 
So it's fiully powered down, or in a hung state?
Not sure it will help, but you might try the emergency reset hole.
See page 6 in the user guide: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1_carbon_5th_ug_en.pdf
 
Regards.

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First, I've clean installed Wins 10.  I used Lenovo Vantage to upgrade my bios to the latest version last night and then experience an expressive fan noise since the CPU idles above 4GHz. I can see the BIOS version is 1.25 in the Vantage app. The fan is so noisy that I have to turn the laptop off to get sleep. . This morning I went to Lenovo's support website, but the latest version of the bios which posted on June 13th is 1.23. But I remember that 1.23 was issue weeks ago. So I downloaded it and installed it. I open Vantage app and it shows me that the BIOS version is 1.22. So I checked update and it tells me that there's no update. Then I went to cmd, but it shows me that the bios is 1.23!!!!Whatever the bios is, my fan is always running now and no matter what and even crazier at idles since theCPU frequency will somehow increase! I wonder when exactly Lenovo can fix this ridiculous fan issue for this 6th gen ThinkPad x1 carbon? 

A:TP X1 Carbon 6TH CPU idles at almost 4 GHz after 1.25 BIOS Update

@thinkpadreally wrote:First, I've clean installed Wins 10.  I used Lenovo Vantage to upgrade my bios to the latest version last night and then experience an expressive fan noise since the CPU idles above 4GHz. I can see the BIOS version is 1.25 in the Vantage app. The fan is so noisy that I have to turn the laptop off to get sleep. . This morning I went to Lenovo's support website, but the latest version of the bios which posted on June 13th is 1.23. But I remember that 1.23 was issue weeks ago. So I downloaded it and installed it. I open Vantage app and it shows me that the BIOS version is 1.22. So I checked update and it tells me that there's no update. Then I went to cmd, but it shows me that the bios is 1.23!!!!Whatever the bios is, my fan is always running now and no matter what and even crazier at idles since theCPU frequency will somehow increase! I wonder when exactly Lenovo can fix this ridiculous fan issue for this 6th gen ThinkPad x1 carbon? Did you run the 3 PowerShell commands after you installed Windows 10??

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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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Dear all, I have a 20BS with a very old piece of BIOS installed [ N14ET05W (0.05) dated 2014-01-31]. I have been trying to apply all versions of BIOS listed in      http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-... in vain . . . as BIOS update software (both Windows version and CD-ROM version) fails to verify secured flash image. I would appreciate it very much if you kindly suggest any solution. P.S. The BIOS installed on my X1 Carbon is NOT listed . . .      https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/n14uj07w.txt Package      (ID)     UEFI BIOS (BIOS ID)  ECP (ECP ID)      Rev.  Issue Date--------------------  -------------------  ---------------   ----  ----------1.09      (N14UJ07W)  1.09 (N14ET31W)      1.04 (N14HT31W)   01    2015/07/201.08      (N14UJ06W)  1.08 (N14ET30W)      1.04 (N14HT31W)   01    2015/06/231.07                  1.07 (N14ET29W)      1.03 (N14HT30W)   For  factory use1.06      (N14UJ05W)&n... Read more

A:X1 Carbon - failing to update BIOS

HiPlease, specify, the real lapop model. Machine-Type 20BS belongs the 3rd generation of x1c.Anyway, do you have laptop engineering sample?

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About three weeks ago I upgraded BIOS on my laptop (as suggested by Lenovo Vantage) to latest version (N14ET45W (1.24), 3/01/2018). I am running Windows 10 64 bit. Shortly after that I started suffering quite frequent momentary freezing events where I had to wait between 10 to 40 seconds for the machine to continue working. During this period many of the running apps were closed and then reopened and I could not type or do any other thing. As you can imagine, this turned to be quite frustrating. I started searching at several forums, mainly Windows 10 related forums for a solution. U tried every possible solution, from updating all drivers to editing Registry etc. with no positive results at all. I was finally considering a full reimage of my machine when my latest resource turned to be rolling back my BIOS, as after checking on dates it seemed my suffering started shortly after my latest Lenovo Vantage drivers and BIOS update. Accordingly, I rolled Back from indicated BIOS to N14ET45W (1.23), 2/28/2018.Voila! This was the required solution. After that, my machine has been running smoothly, with no freezing events.Hope I had found a solution at any forum, and that?s why I am sharing this information here, as I really spent almost three weeks of frustration and unsuccessful searching/testing. I think Lenovo should test better and BIOS release. Hope my post may help other X1 Carbon 3rd Gen with a similar issue. DO NOT UPGRADE BIOS TO version (N14ET45W (1.24), 3/01/2018!!... Read more

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 I'm receiving F15 and a few other random keystrokes after having updated my BIOS and audio drivers.Is this a known issue and is there a fix? Or is this just unrelated.  I'm using an external keyboard, tried two different keyboards. and differnt USB ports.

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Hello, I have a ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd generation. Two days ago, I have updated the BIOS to the latest version 1.12. The installation went well and I successfully booted into Windows 10 with no issues. However, the fan was not working anymore. I did not notice this until the laptop was extremely hot (which is very unusual for this laptop under low/medium load). In particular, I was just running a "disk cleanup" using the native Windows tool and after 5 minutes I decided to kill the process (this operation usually takes 1-2 minutes). My feeling was that due to the temperature the cpu was in throttling. At that moment, I noticed that the fan was not active. After a shutdown, the fan was again working. However, I noticed that the fan kicks in much more often than it was used to. For this reason, I did two things:- I have downgraded the BIOS to 1.11: BIOS 1.12 updated the CPU microcode, I am not sure that the microcode was downgraded as well when I downgraded the BIOS. - I have run the "Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool": I was afraid that the high temperatures may have damaged the cpu. The tool reported that the maximum temperature of the cpu during the benchmark was always safely within the expected threshold and all the tests were passed. Now, I still can see that the fan kicks in much more often than usual. I have noticed, using sensors under Ubuntu 15.10, that every time there is a very short burst/peak of... Read more

A:Fan Problem after BIOS Update - ThinkPad X1 Carbon...

Laptop has got anti overheat thing so if temp rises over 100c it will automatically power off like if the battery was dead and that you unplugged it that sort of power off so temps you don't have to worry but as long laptop alone isn't idle at 80-90c then laptop needs clean out to fix it and if that won't fix it then it could be something else

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Since updating BIOS yesterday as suggested by Lenovo vantage updates the display goes dark orange making it almost impossible to do anything. After a cold start the login screen is normal colour and it goes after orange after a few seconds.. After waking from sleep or hibernate it's all orange I can't get into safe mode as it needs some sort of "bitlocker code". What use it that!? * Tried changing the windows night mode and other display options* Ran Lenovo hardware tests Any ideas?













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A:SOLVD: X1 Carbon after BIOS update the display keeps going orange

SOLVED: Was a bug in the Lenovo eye care option. It was turned OFF but when I turned it ON the screen when pale yellow as expected. When turned OFF again it goes dark orange. The reset option seems to have sorted out the problem.

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Hello, I just recently performed the 26-Jul BIOS update to 1.14, for my Thinkpad Carbon X1 (20BS) with windows 10.The update went ok, but afterwards, Windows is crashing when booting. Using a bootable Windows 10 installation disk also crashes when booting. The recovery environment also crashes when booting. Using detailed logs, it seems to crash when activating the ACPI microcontroller. I would assume that has something to do with the UEFI update, that I have disabled in the BIOS. Enabling it does not recognise the disk, as it is not a GPT partition. I tried to rollback the BIOS, but it does not allow it.  Do you have any suggestion on how to proceeed? Thanks,Pedro

A:Thinkpad Carbon X1 (20BS) Bios update - windows lo...

Hello, pfaguiarYou have to load UEFI BIOS default settings after its upgrade, then load OS Optimized settings, save, exit. Now boot laptop.I have the same laptop with BIOS and win10 upgraded last week w/out issues.

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I attempted to update the BIOS on my X1 Carbon type 20A7 using the bootable CD option.The previous bios was 1.09 and I tried to update to 1.26 (file gruj23us.iso).Booting from a USB gave me the error: ASSERT c:\edk2\MdePkg\Library\BaseLib\String.c(166): String != ((void *) 0) and then the update froze. The machine will no longer boot from the hard drive. However, it will still boot from USB.  Is there any way to get a working BIOS back on this machine? Has anyone else seen this error when doing a BIOS update? 

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I'm building a beast of a desktop. On 12/15/2017 I will be getting a decent bonus, and plan on buying the remaining parts I need. One of those is a 6950X CPU. I already have the MSI X99A Godlike Carbon mobo, and I've read that mobo will support the 6950X only after a BIOS update. My question: do I need another CPU to power up the mobo, to do the BIOS update, or can I just use the 6950X? I'd hate to spend the money on a CPU for only 5 minutes worth of use. Does anyone have experience with this? Thank you for your time reading my post. I genuinely appreciate it!
 

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Hello, I recently purchased a new Thinkpad Carbon X1 6(default windows), and was wondering how to setup BIOS, to boot usb?Its is shown on boot menu, but its not working, I have tried same usb to boot on different pc and it worked. 

A:X1 Carbon 6, BIOS usb(flash) won't boot

Dear customer,ThinkPad enables Secure Boot feature for Windows so that you need to disable the Secure Boot feature at BIOS Setup to boot from USB key.  Please follow below steps to change the settings.1. Boot the system and press F1 key to enter BIOS Setup2. Go to Security -> Secure Boot page3. Select "Secure Boot" and change to "Disabled".4. Press F10 key to save setting and exit BIOS Setup  

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I would be very grateful for any help out there... I have the Lenovo X1 Carbon, type 3448-34U. The laptop was booting fine, but it had an OEM Windows 7 install filled with bloatware, so I wanted to re-image. I created a new USB stick and reimaged the machine. At the end of the installation I was interrupted and left the laptop for several hours. When i returned it was off. Now, when I press the power button, the keyboard lights flash, and the screen shows the Lenovo logo and briefly the message "To interrupt normal startup, press enter". Then turns off. I have tried:  - During boot, I have tried pressing enter, pressing F1, F2 and various combinations- Tried the power reset using the paper clip in the hole at the bottom.- When I press F1 repeatedly during boot, the computer beeps and says "Entering Setup" very briefly (so fast it's hard to read), then turns off- tried booting to USB sticks Other than the repeated pressing of F1 which shows the "Entering Setup" message, nothing has any affect, and the laptop just shuts down. Any advice? Thanks!

A:X1 Carbon will not boot, or enter BIOS

I had the same problem.If you have windows installed, do not shut it down normally, but make a hard reset (press for a few seconds the turn-on button). It looks like Windows Computer (WC) does not really shut down so you miss the chance of entering the BIOS.To me it works by then pressing the F1 button (without any extra Fn or Ctrl, etc..) a few times after pressing the turn-on button again (no need to press them at the same time).Btw., if you want to install GNU/Linux and boot from USB, you may need to change this in the BIOS: _security _disable secure boot, and_startup _UEFY legacy -> both My system: Win10 (now Debian), X1 4th generation, PCIe SSD

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Hello, I recently purchased a new Thinkpad Carbon X1 6(default windows), and was wondering how to setup BIOS, to boot usb?Its is shown on boot menu, but its not working, I have tried same usb to boot on different pc and it worked. 

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So my computer have bricked bios and i need to flash bios from usb but i cant do it can somebody help? ;v

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My system detects the update FWNV31 but every time I try to install it fails the same way. The computer restarts and goes to a blue screen saying "Access denied" with OK as the only option to choose. Then the laptop reboots and shows the following message: I tried this with Lenovo Vantage, System update and manually running fwwinsd.exe as administrator.  The log of fwwinsd here: https://www.heypasteit.com/clip/0ISMNH 

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Hi,I have just received a Lenovo X1 carbon 6, last month. Based on the sticker at the back of  the notebook, it shows 19/01.  It was working fine and all of a sudden, it won't boot 2 days ago. I tried to boot to BIOS, UEFI and both hangs at the lenovo logo.  CTRL-ALT-DEL will reboot the machine but it will get stuck at the lenovo logo again. I sent the notebook to a certified Lenovo partner for a check.  Battery was removed and the reset was pressed.  Notebook is still stuck at lenovo logo when powering up with just the power adapter. However, when the SSD harddisk is removed, the notebook is able to boot up to BIOS.    The SSD hdd is FRU:00UP706 and the date shows 21Dec2018.   Has anyone else encountered this issue or is it just my luck?   

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Anyone else seeing this?  I'm connected to a Onlink Pro dock.  After upgrading to the latest BIOS version I am no longer able to put the system to sleep by closing the laptop.  The monitors connected to my dock continue to display and the laptop does not enter sleep mode.  

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Hi I updated my X1C6 to BIOS v 1.31 and external monitors stopped working. Nothing comes out of the USB-C and HDMI ports. Also, the computer itself doesn't recognize external monitors at all. I then upgraded to BIOS v 1.34 (latest as of now) and it didnt' help. This happens under both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10. What can I do? How to debug this? How to be sure that it was the BIOS update that broke something (or if it was just bad timing and actually there's a HW issue occurring at the same time)? Thanks a million!

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Dear All, After last BIOS update (middle of March 2018) left USB port stopped to work on my X1 Carbon (type: 20A8S04N1H). Please, help!Thank you in advance!

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Hello all, After upgrading BIOS to N23ET48W 1.23 my two month old X1 (6th gen) laptop has slowed to an absolute crawl. It honestly takes two or three minutes for Chrome or Firefox to launch. This is exceptionally disappointing considering that I just bought this machine. Is there a work around? Should I simply return it? Device Make: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Product Number: 20KG0022US BIOS: N23ET48W 1.23 OS: Windows 10.0.17134 Build 17134
 
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Hi,
Sorry first time poster. I wasn't too sure whether to post to the Windows forums or hardware forums. From what I can see, this seems like a hardware issue of some sort.

The problem I have is that during bootup my PC goes through all the normal things. It detects my CPU, detects RAM etc. gives me nice BIOS Post messages that appear normal and then goes to a black screen. It will then sit there for 50 seconds (i've timed this twice) and then proceed to go to the windows XP startup screen (which takes about another 10-20 seconds to load up windows).

I've attempted to log the bootups by using the Windows Boot logger (by pressing F8 before windows boots). The ntbtlog.txt file isn't very descriptive, and only lists that a whole lot of drivers have been loaded, and some that haven't (it doesn't list any errors).

I've also tried using BootVis to analyse the bootup. I found this a little hard to decode the information it gave me, but there doesn't seem to be anything untoward happening.
The last boot logger I tried was bootLog XP (by greatis software). According to bootlog XP, windows is only taking 19 seconds to load up.

Can anyone suggest any other ways to analyse the boot sequence and discover where my computer is stalling?

(specs are below.)

Thanks in advance,

Matt


CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ Socket 754 (unsure whether it is Paris or Palermo core)
MBoard: Foxconn NF4K8AB-RS
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A:PC Stalls on Boot: After BIOS post message, BEFORE windows boot screen

check the boot order in bios

make sure fast boot is on and make sure that your first or second boot option is your hard drive
 

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Yesterday I got some drivers updates along with BIOS update. BIOS seems to update successful (now its 1.14), everything under BIOS works. I had 2 OS: win10 and Ubuntu with grub. I've been a happy user of all these for several months, but... The problem is that after some driver update (which was done via Lenovo utility for Win10) I cannot boot any OS nor any OS installation even! Recovery ISOs, diagnostic tools... Nothing can be booted. BTW, I know how to deal with Secure boot and legacy mode. I can manage to start the boot process of anything listed above, but they all behave the same. They freeze in the very beggining. Everything which involves ACPI just hangs on boot. Linux hangs after message "ACPI tables successfully requested" or smth like this. Win10 displays dots which go round 1 second and then hangs. If I add "acpi=off" to Linux boot options, it boots (but almost nothing works there without acpi support). Things which don't require ACPI work. For example, I can boit BIOS update ISOS. Still it does no help as my BIOS version is the latest and it doesn't allow to rollback. It can't be hardware problem as it occured after Windows updated drivers and flashed some firmware (not BIOS, but I don't know what it was exactly). I can access data on SSD and can see some logs if needed. Hope for assistance How to flash again all possible laptop firmware from boot USB? What can be flashed except BIOS?

A:X1 Carbon (Gen3 20BS) cannot boot NOTHING but BIOS

I tried to use hard reset... Hold that tiny button on the bottom for 30sec approx. Now it doesn't switch on at all o_O Just no reaction on power button. With or without AC. Not even on long press. What shall I do now?Lenovo, what's wrong with your devices? Why can user brick a device just using reset button?!?! Now I cannot even get my data from the SSD... **bleep** it!

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This is really bad. I had been using Linux host OS for < 1 month using this laptop. Everything was great. I was running VM with a mounted point. And I clicked to suspend VM, and on half of suspension the laptop just hang. Then it crashed (not a kernel panic, something about ext4, I thought, ok, let's reboot). But now I see only LENOVO logo and can not even start BIOS, nor recovery, nor I see my fan is running. This is freaken bad. Trying to power off my Laptop to reset conf, but I guess it's BIOS chip problem. Any suggestions?

A:Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th does not boot to BIOS/UEFI

First, unplug the machine, and press and hold the power button for a full 10 seconds.  Then turn the machine over with the bottom cover up and the hinges away from you.  Near the back, near the right, there is a little hole that is just big enough so you can lightly press a straightened paperclip into it.  See if that resets things so it will start.  After that, are you still under warranty?

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Pressing Power Button on my G50-45 causes laptop to try to post (Front Led is lit,you can hear HD spinning etc). After some seconds trying with nothing on screen (no post showing) laptop is reset and the same loop continues for ever.If I left it do this loop, after some time, (I don't know how much time as I usually left it do this ovenight) laptop posts and goes to standby (I am always find it in standby mode Front Led blinkink.). If I press any button laptop wakes up and all things are working great Until Restart when same loop occures.Trying upgrade bios from v1.07 to latest V38 (2.06) but as soon as insyde flasher starts flashing bios (erase/write) windows is restarted (without allowing flasher to finish I THING) causing the same loop to occure. After many restarts without proper post a message appear which states that the bios was not correct for that model. If I press any key to reset after many reset loops I concluded with window in stand by mode again. Any Suggestions for a propper bios Update which I think is the problem ? ? ? 

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Hi!After upgrading to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update I experience the problem that the wwan card cannot connect anymore.When trying to connect the error message "Can`t connect to this network. Enter an APN and try again".I`ve tried serveral drivers for the wwan adapter but with no results. APN is set. Uninstalled and installed the wwan adapter, clear the apn and configured it new, installed fall creators update again, etc. nothing seemed to work.One odd think. If i disable Wifi and reboot the device the wwan card works. I can enable the wifi adapter and it still works. But if i boot with wifi and wwan adapter enabled, wwan doesnt work.Do you have any ideas what would help?! Update: WWAN Card Sierra Wireless EM7455 

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The Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 6 is an excellent solution for Dual Boot with Red Hat 7 and Windows 10 If you're requirement is dual boot with Red Hat Linux 7 (which is certified as compatible on the X1 Carbon Gen6) and Windows 10, this computer will be perfect for you. To configure, use the Windows 10 Computer Management / Disk Manager and shrink the C: partiton so it has free space for the new Red Hat 7 / CentOS 7 operating system which you will load.  Once space is freed up, then adjust your BIOS / UEFI by disabling secure boot, configuring boot for UEFI boot followed by Legacy Boot, and enable Compatiblilty Mode.  This will allow the Lenovo X1 Carbon to boot the Linux installation .iso.  Next boot using the standard Rhel / CentOS distribution and once at the partion management panel, select your install (typically Desktop or Development), navigate into the disk space selection area, select OK to confirm you'll use the free / unused space on your disk (which you made available earlier), and start the installation process.  It will proceed normally. The result will be a well running dual boot machine.  The boot manager will be Linux (e.g. Grub) and will automatically display when powering on the laptop.  By default it will boot to Rhel 7 / CentOS 7 (if you do not touch a key), if you'd like to boot to Windows 10, simply cursor down and select Windows 10.  It is not necessary to use the BIOS / UEFI manager to select your desired ope... Read more

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Hello ,I Recently purchased an Lenovo x1 carbon 6th gen , and my laptop takes too long time to boot up around 2-3 mins to show thinkvantage logo after that takes around 10sec to windows ,I reinstalled Windows but the Same ,updated Bios, same  i dont know what to do more , any advice, Thank in advance

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https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n2euj13w.exe is a dead link from the 20MF000MUS model's bios update.













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A:Lenovo X1 Extreme Bios update file missing from Lenovo server

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-EXTREME-G1-BIOS-UPDATE-1-22-SUPERVISOR-PAS...

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A few days ago I was prompted to install an urgent BIOS update.  I followed the screen prompts and the system rebooted and flashed the BIOS.  Our company laptops all have Sophos encryption, which requires a separate login prior to booting the OS (Win7).  I've always been able to enter user ID and password information on that screen using the USB keyboard connected to my OneLink+ dock (which is connected to the laptop). Following this BIOS update, I can no longer use the keyboard or mouse (also USB) connected to the OneLink+ dock until the OS boots.  I have to open my laptop, enter my Sophos ID and password on the laptop keyboard, then close the laptop.  Once the OS (Win7) boots, I can use both the USB devices fine.  Interestingly enough, the monitor attached to the OneLink+ dock functions just fine before the OS boots up. I checked BIOS settings and couldn't see anything there that looked odd or out of place.  I also checed Device Manager to see if there were any warnings or issues, and didn't see anything. I tried to downgrade the BIOS to an earlier version, but once you are above 1.23 that is not possible.  I did flash to the latest release - 1.27 - but that did not fix the issue. So I'm stuck with a rather awkward login process which was not an issue until this BIOS version was installed a few days ago.  I've reviewed other post for similar issues but have not found anything that points at a solution thus far... Read more

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I recently updated my BIOS to 1.40 and discovered that with no page/swap file in Windows the BIOS update hangs on shutting down the system. After forcing a shutdown by holding down the power key shows and booting, the Lenovo System Update history indicates the BIOS update has been completed, but MSINFO does not show an updated BIOS. Once a swap file has been created and the System Update is rerun, the BIOS update completes successfully. My X1 model is 20FB and the OS is WIn 10.

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