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Should I update my X201 Bios?

Q: Should I update my X201 Bios?

I seem to have an outdated Bios in my X201 (3680). Windows 10 ProProcessor: i5 CPU M560 @ 2.67 GHzBios Version: 6QET61WW (1.31 )Ram: 6 GBSSD: OCS-VERTEX4 Lenovo System Updates says: "No packages applicable to your system were found". Everything is working as is, so would it be advantageous and safe to update to the latest version (1.40-1.15)?

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Hello,I want to update BIOS on x201 laptop but I'm unable to find product support page on Lenovo website. It seems to be removed.Any ideas on this?

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Have upgraded my x201 from originally installed win 7 pro to win 10 pro (currently version 1703 build 15063.729) during free upgrade period.It's been couple months that win 10 keep trying to installed update and failed. When contacting microsoft, was tod for the need to update BIOS by contacting Lenovo, but can't find anything to update x201 BIOS (currently 6QET61WW 1.31) for win 10 pro. Any helps will be appreciated.

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I am currently running bios ver. 1,22 from 8/2010  on Win10 32 bit.    Is there a newer version I shoud run?

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Okay, I recently bought a used Thinkpad X201 'tablet' (y'know, the type with the cool screen that spins) It worked great, except that the hard drive would sometimes slip off it's connectors, causing a crash. However, it always booted up fine (except me losing things that I hadn't saved, of course) so I didn't give it too much mind. However, recently it did so and when I booted it up before going to the OS, and right after the screen with the big "THINKPAD" logo the screen goes black except for a small lock symbol and beside it two small rectangles, one inside the other. It looks just like this:Some sites told me to take out the PRAM battery (or whatever they call it these days. It's the little thing that keeps the time going while the main battery is disconnected). Which I did, and left it overnight. When I booted it up, it beeped at me for making it forget what time it was, but then gave me the same response. I tried hitting ESC and then ctrl-s to get to the setup menu, but that only has four choices:network boot protocolboot ordershow setup promptsetup menu wait timethe latter two are the only ones I can change. I took the hard drive (A 127 GB SSD) and plugged it into my desktop, using which I could access all the files, so drive failure isn't it.I'd like to stress that this NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. I had no idea this was even a thing until it happened.Oh, and yes, I've tried all the obvious passwords like 'password', '12345', 'abcd', etc.

A:ThinkPad X201 Bios password (?)

There is no way to clear it other than remembering the password.  There is no "backdoor" password.  You need a motherboard.

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Hallo an alle! Ich kenneHallo an alle!
Ich wollte bei einem x201 im Bios das Passwort entfernen. Dazu musste ich das alte Passwort eingeben und dann das neue. Bei dem neuen habe ich einfach Enter gedrckt, in der Hoffnung es damit zu entfernen. Jetzt lomme ich aber garnicht mehr ins System. Es fragt trotzdem nach Passwort und weder das alte noch Enter wird akzeptiert..?!
Liebe Gre,
Andreas

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Is it difficult to replace the screen latch on an X201 tablet?  I've worked on T series laptops replacing lcds and drives and the like.  Thanks for any info!











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A:X201 replacement latch on X201 tablet?

Welcome to the forum!
 
Well, it's not that difficult but you need to disassemble a lot of parts. This is fairly easy to do if you closely follow the instructions of Lenovo's Hardware Maintenance Manual, which you can download from here: click me!
 
Check chapter 8 -2040
 
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After several minutes into the update I got the message that the ISD driver must be uninstalled! Why it couldn't tell me that before when checking my system for the update is a MS glitch I think. I stopped the update.
 
This driver is for the touch screen in tablet mode I think so will that facility not work in Win 10 or will there be a Win 10 ISD driver?
 
I cannot find out from the Lenovo support sites but from Googling 'Win 10 update for ISD driver' I got the Lenovo page link http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds041384 which I don't understand.
 
Can anyone please enlighten me on this matter - thanks.

A:Win 10 update problem for Lenovo X201 Tablet (ISD driver)

It relates to WinTab which is for pen pressure - nothing about ISD driver - this is my non understanding.

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Hi All, As the title states - New Windows 10 Update is not letting me access my desktop after I login to my account. I am just staring at a black screen with my cursor on it. I have tried to open up task manager, but nothing happens.  Any suggestions? Help would be greatly appreciated!Mike

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Hi I am trying to update BIOS  F 64.Rev A, but getting error messege can't update system bios file due c:\SWSetup\SP77971\ROM.CAB missing please help me,,,,,,

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Is it safe to update the bios to that version, is there any disadvantages or slow down the system etc., any new features like a new logo on the POST screen? And how would I revert back to FEKT84BUS?

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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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 I am receiving this message when I run sp76205: The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated." SP76205 was just released in June 2016 and I noticed other user are experiencing the same issue with it. Please provide a fix BIOS update or explain how to run this current update...

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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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When installing the FWKT95A BIOS Update on the M900 it prompts you to continue with the message stating that the version you are applying is the same or older then the currently installed version. If I tell it to continue it will install the BIOS and it is the same version as I had before the update (FWKT90A). It looks like the imagefw.rom file was not updated.

A:M900 FWKT95A BIOS Update does not update BIOS Version

Hi Bagel!
 
Welcome to the community forums.
 
How are you trying to update the BIOS? Are you trying to install it manually? If yes, could you try to install the update via a Lenovo Vantage app that you can download from here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/lenovo-vantage/9wzdncrfj4mv
 
Let us know how it goes.

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My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers, I was told to stay away from this.

Thanks,
Jim

A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?

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Hi, I try to install recommended update by Lenovo ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7  However, I'm not sure which to choose when comes to installation step. I don't want to mess up with my BIOS  Update ThinkPad BIOSUpdate model number Thank you.

A:ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 - Update ThinkPad BIOS or Update model number

dont worry just go next..with update ThinkPad bios...and all will be installed automaticly..the computer will reboot and you are finish..best regards..

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

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

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

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Computer will not boot into or past BIOS since BIOS update to FWKT86A  on 5/30/2018, unless dongel from Microsoft wireless key board and mouse is removed prior to start up. With the dongle removed maching boot normally and works with the Microsoft keyboard and mouse when plugged in. Is there a fix for this or do I need to roll back my BIOS? 

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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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The same issue from BIOS 1.2.5 is happening with BIOS 1.2.6. After the update, the boot screen remain totally black (no Dell logo) and you cant enter in the BIOS interface (no video at all).
The workaround is to downgrade to BIOS version 1.2.3 
The windows boots as usual, and maybe this is the reason that users havent noticed this issue.
The bios upgrade/downgrade is automated. No mouse clicks are needed. Just wait computer to boot and wait some minutes. After this (blind) downgrade (because there is no video), you will see the dell logo once again and everything works as usual.

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Hello, Problem 1:I've set the supervisor password some time ago on my T450s. I think I used the special character "!" which was accepted at that time, but I'm not sure anymore today. Now after severeal BIOS updates the "!" only leads to a beep of the system and I also tried all of my standard-passwords without "!" , but without success. Problem 2:Now I've tried to roll back to older BIOS versions to try if one of these accepts the "!". But every version I tried leads to a "secure flash authentication failed"-error after the reboot of the laptop to actually flash the BIOS. The following link says its the Rollback Prevention Enabled, but I checked in BIOS and it's clearly disabled.https://support.lenovo.com/sg/de/solutions/ht117858 Now I have no idea how to proceed. Has anyone seen that the BIOS has accepted special characters like "!"?Are there other T450s which are not able to rollback to older BIOS versions with the above mentioned error? Technical Infos:- Model: ThinkPad T450s 20BW-S03E00 (the one with Intel graphics only and a core i5-5200)- BIOS: 1.29(JBET65WW) Thanks in advance!  Best regards,Linus123

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I am trying to update my bios, I have downloaded the BIOS Update for Windows 10 from Drivers & Software website:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-c740-14iml/downloa... After installing to C:\BIOS\BNCN35WW\, I ran the BNCN35WW.exe. The Insyde H2)FFT v6.20 application run, and a pop up window stating "This BIOS is not for your Notebook PC". The application close itself after clicking OK on the pop up window. In the application it showCurrent ID: CometLakeCurrent Version: BNCN16WWT07 New ID: Yoga C740-IMLNew Version: BNCN35WW In the System Information of from Windows 10System SKU: Lenovo_MT_81TC_BU_idea_FM_Yoga C740-14IMLBIOS Version/Date: LENOVO BNCN16WWT07, 22/5/2019SMBIOS Version: 3.2Embedded Controller Version: 0.16BIOS Mode: UEFI I google searched the version BNCN16WW and found it to be a version for Yoga S730. https://support.lenovo.com/cr/en/downloads/ds541363 May I know what is the problem? How can I update to the correct BIOS version? But my laptop is running without a problem, I got my laptop second handed and would like to clean everything.

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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,
3 days ago I applied the latest bios update to my 1-year old XPS15, running latest and fully patched 64 bit Windows 10 public release.
Since then
A) plugin a rather simple USB-3 hub into the system prevents the laptop from Booting into BIOS, or if manages to do that
B) plugin said USB-3 hub after full windows boot, freezes both USB ports devices.  The unfreeze can be overcame by unplugging the hub and then other device and then re-pluging both
C) after step B, windows explorer becomes very unstable and does not even show all the folder contents to some programs "open file" function.
D) the system does not recover anymore from plain S3 sleep, triggering a windows hard reboot.
I'm afraid the bios option to roll-back the bios version was not active, so I'm stuck.
Finally, the latest Intel diver published at the same time does not install cleanly after the bios update (although I managed to get it to show in the "program files" section.
I always apply the latest updates for drivers and bios promptly as main security policy and so far the system has behaved very well (Maybe with the exception of Hibernation from sleep time out, which always has been a bit faulty)

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Link to the BIOS update with issue: https://support.lenovo.com/il/en/downloads/ds035753 I don't know what Lenovo's QA process is, but it's worse than Microsoft's because this update has been a mess for me. So far the update has failed on 3 of 4 systems I've installed it on. On the systems where it has failed, I tried using the Windows package twice, and the USB package once. During the Embedded Controller Firmware update, the update gets stuck in a loop, failing verification. This can go on for hours, and the only option is to terminate the batch job and start it again. After restarting the Flash.cmd update, the process begins by skipping over the EC update, and goes straight to flashing the BIOS. The BIOS does program, however when it gets to the screen where it says "The BIOS update process will continue after system reboot" the process fails with "Error: Secure Flash function is not supported on this platform" When rebooting, Windows then hangs for about 30 seconds while booting, which it did not do before. Once in Windows, the Device Manager shows that there is a Generic USB Hub with an "invalid device descriptor" with Code 43. Obviously, I have not been doing anything wrong. I've updated dozens of M73 systems with no issues. This M93p update is the only one that is giving me issues, and I don't know what else to do to fix it. Unfortunately, all of these systems are out of warranty, otherwise I'd RMA all of them due to Lenovo's horr... Read more

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Hello everyone! I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn`t find any kind of solution for my problem.Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system, which also previously was Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The installation went as usual, and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site, for my product. When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i`ve needed, i stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop, by the producer. So i proceeded to install the upgrade, restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so, but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual. At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing, things that i did not understand at the time (i have never encountered anything like that). After that my screen turned black. I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that, but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter. When trying to boot it all up again, the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else.After doing a little bit of research it appears that, somehowm i`ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something, and nothing else would work at this point. I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back, trye... Read more

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So it's not a huge problem, but after updating the BIOS on my T480 from V1.17 to the current release V1.24 the Lenovo Vantage tool still reports (on lower right corner of screen) that I have BIOS V1.17 installed. The update installed normally and I have verified that V1.24 is installed Boot --> F1 --> reviewed installed version. I thought you guys at Lenovo might want to check it out. I do have the current version of Vantage installed (latest version offered by the Microsoft Store for Win 10 Pro): V 4.27.32.0





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A:Lenovo Vantage reports incorrect BIOS version after BIOS update

 
 
See below.  Basically Vantage "may not"  show current BIOS version.  It will eventually "catch up".  The data is cached.
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht506091

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I have used the Toshiba support download page to identify my model A205-S4629 Satellite laptop and downloaded the following BIOS update utility sa200f0v520.exe.

After building the IOS install disk and running the Phoenix Phlash16 utility I get the following message "File has different BIOS part number".

The utility is using the following image file MW10M520.ROM.

Any input is appreciated,

Thanks,

A:Satellite A205-S4629 BIOS Update Fail - File has different BIOS part number

Hi

As far as I know the BIOS package downloaded from the Toshiba US driver page contains the WinRAR 32-bit self-extracting ZIP file which includes both Windows-based and diskette based BIOS update installation options.

Did you try to update the BIOS using Win-based BIOS?

What OS do you use?

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Title says it all. Think I will stay with Modern Standby though as it seems to be working fine by now. Ciao, Han

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The last time I updated the BIOS on my Lenovo V110-15ISK I got this instruction that I didn't understand (5. Please load default in BIOS setup menu before and after executing this program.) It took me a while to figure it out but when I finally did I updated the BIOS & had no issues I'm posting this info to make it easier for others to do the same  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from Windows 10 1) Click all setting?Update&Security?Recover2)Click Restart now3)Click troubleshoot4)Click Advanced options5)Select UEFI firmware settingsThe screen will fade to black & enter the BIOS Setup Utility6)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu7)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter8)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Select YES & Click EnterYour PC will now restart & you can begin the BIOS updateRemember to follow these steps before & after the update  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from the power on screen 1)Restart the system or shut down the PC completely,  the screen will dim off, but it will light up again 2)As soon as you see the ?Lenovo? logo Press F2 (Fn+F2) key The screen will now enter the BIOS Setup Utility3)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu4)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter5)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Sele... Read more

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The last time I updated the BIOS on my Lenovo V110-15ISK I got this instruction that I didn't understand (5. Please load default in BIOS setup menu before and after executing this program.) It took me a while to figure it out but when I finally did I updated the BIOS & had no issues I'm posting this info to make it easier for others to do the same  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from Windows 10 1) Click all setting?Update&Security?Recover2)Click Restart now3)Click troubleshoot4)Click Advanced options5)Select UEFI firmware settingsThe screen will fade to black & enter the BIOS Setup Utility6)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu7)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter8)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Select YES & Click EnterYour PC will now restart & you can begin the BIOS updateRemember to follow these steps before & after the update  Follow the instructions to enter the BIOS settings from the power on screen 1)Restart the system or shut down the PC completely,  the screen will dim off, but it will light up again 2)As soon as you see the ?Lenovo? logo Press F2 (Fn+F2) key The screen will now enter the BIOS Setup Utility3)Use the Arrow?Keys to select the EXIT menu4)Select Load Setup Default & Click Enter?Select YES & Click Enter5)Select Exit & Save Changes & Click Enter?Sele... Read more

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I updated from A19 to A22 and even back down to A19 on my OptiPlex 755...  Now it skips lines when I try to change settings in BIOS or when I boot to a DOS USB drive it double types letters.  Never happened before until after this update.  I ran into this a few years ago and I know its a simple fix, but I can't seem to remember what I did.  It does not happen in Windows 7.  I've swapped the keyboard, etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
-Brian

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I?m currently updating the BIOS of some Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 PCs and I came across a problem. The Flash UEFI BIOS update (provide by Lenovo) worked almost perfectly on the first PCs, despite it didn?t automatically open the console and started the flashing process.Anyways I did go on with my work. Almost all other PCs had the problem that when the second phase (yellow font)/ afudos.exe imagefb.rom /defans /capsule /b /n /r /sp started the afuwin.exe stopped working (it crashed). It seemed like the Update wouldn?t get done this way so I decided to try it with the USB Flash method, also provided by Lenovo, but it also didn?t work. It says in the second phase ?15 - Error: Secure Flash function is not supported on this platform? Last but not least I tried to update the BIOS with the CD-ISO but when updating with this method it says that the BIOS-Version is too old. Some information about the system: ThinkCenter M83Type: 10BE0003GEOS: Windows 7 SP1 64bitBIOS-Revision: FBKT73AUSBIOS last Updated: 01.April.2014 Furthermore Information what I found out:BIOS-Revision seems to not matter (same version but some worked some not)Doesn?t matter if BIOS is set to UEFI only or Legacy onlySecure Boot also seems like it doesn?t matter if its on or notWhen the afuwin.exe crashes it only writes a return codeI use the update provided by this Page from Lenovo (Update: fbjycpusa)https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/downloads/ds035753 Thanks... Read more

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My Lenovo x270 was having some start up issues which eventually prompted me to reset the CMOS battery and bios (as shown here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4XA9eFV0ao ). That worked, and I was able to start up my laptop as normal, go into bios, set the time, etc. But when I had to restart my laptop after installing a new bios update, the laptop crashed. I tried doing a CMOS battery/bios reset, but that hasn't helped. The power is fine: power button goes green, keyboard lights up. But the screen stays black, and the laptop plays a weird tune (not bios beeps?), as in this video I recorded (at the end): https://youtu.be/1S2g7mpIx6U  I tried the hard power reset button on the bottom of my laptop too, but that didn't help. I also tried connecting a monitor via HDMI and starting up the laptop then, but the same thing happens: black screen, weird been song.If I press the fn key, it plays a beep song too... Any ideas what's wrong?

A:Laptop black screen after BIOS update, resetting CMOS battery/bios, and power reset

I literally despise Lenovo BIOS updates, and avoid them like the plague unless absolutely required. There is a Android App called Lenovo PC Diagnostics (available in the Google Play Store) that can listen to that code, tell you what the error code is, and the solution. You should be able to press and hold the Fn key and get the code to repeat while the Lenovo PC Diagnostics App is set to Acquire.    I tried it using the tone in your video, and it returned the code: 0285    (TCG- compliant functionality-releated error (might be the TPM initialization failure)  but unfortunately the "Action" it suggests is "Replace the system board (motherboard) (service provider only)    You may want to run the diagnostic yourself to confirm just to be sure. I presume that you cannot get into the bios or boot by any means to attempt to re-flash the BIOS, so you may need to contact support.  Best of luck,

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Link to the BIOS update with issue: https://support.lenovo.com/il/en/downloads/ds035753 I don't know what Lenovo's QA process is, but it's worse than Microsoft's because this update has been a mess for me. So far the update has failed on 3 of 4 systems I've installed it on. On the systems where it has failed, I tried using the Windows package twice, and the USB package once. During the Embedded Controller Firmware update, the update gets stuck in a loop, failing verification. This can go on for hours, and the only option is to terminate the batch job and start it again. After restarting the Flash.cmd update, the process begins by skipping over the EC update, and goes straight to flashing the BIOS. The BIOS does program, however when it gets to the screen where it says "The BIOS update process will continue after system reboot" the process fails with "Error: Secure Flash function is not supported on this platform" When rebooting, Windows then hangs for about 30 seconds while booting, which it did not do before. Once in Windows, the Device Manager shows that there is a Generic USB Hub with an "invalid device descriptor" with Code 43. Obviously, I have not been doing anything wrong. I've updated dozens of M73 systems with no issues. This M93p update is the only one that is giving me issues, and I don't know what else to do to fix it. Unfortunately, all of these systems are out of warranty, otherwise I'd RMA all of them due to Lenovo's horr... Read more

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so the system has been nagging me to install the critical bios update of v1.31.1.13 but i'm afraid that it will stop in the middle of update and ask for the BIOS password. I wouldn't be able to provide a correct password and will have to reboot to exit. most probable case afterwards; the laptop will not boot into windows as it thinks the update has not finished. Can lenovo support help me out on this? will I just not install any bios update anymore on this laptop?

A:I have a critical bios update but i forgot my BIOS password on my t460s

Hi CapsLock_,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
If you set BIOS password in your system then it?s mandatory to enter correct password while BIOS updating process.
 
I hope the above information helps.                   
 
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Hi,

I have a old Tecra 9100 with years of good service, and this is my first problem, but is a great one, after a forced reboot the screen shows a BIOS block 1 damaged message. I have tried to repair the BIOS upgrading to the last version I have found, the 1.6 one, but its a Windows version (to upgrade from a running Toshiba computer I think) and when I try to run it in another computer to generate a FDD and upgrade BIOS, I cant, beacuse a Toshiba common modules message.

Its there any BIOS diskette image-archive I can dowload to perform the BIOS upgrade in the BIOS?

Thanks in advance.

A:Tecra 9100 - BIOS block 1 damaged and how to update BIOS?

Hello

All you can find is stuff on Toshiba support page. I don't know where you live but try to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider.
They have access to Toshiba database and they can obtain all this for you. Make a call and ask for help. I am pretty sure they will help you to solve this BIOS issue.

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I don't know what Lenovo's QA process is, but it's worse than Microsoft's because this update has been a mess for me. So far the update has failed on 3 of 4 systems I've installed it on. On the systems where it has failed, I tried using the Windows package twice, and the USB package once. During the Embedded Controller Firmware update, the update gets stuck in a loop, failing verification. This can go on for hours, and the only option is to terminate the batch job and start it again. After restarting the Flash.cmd update, the process begins by skipping over the EC update, and goes straight to flashing the BIOS. The BIOS does program, however when it gets to the screen where it says "The BIOS update process will continue after system reboot" the process fails with "Error: Secure Flash function is not supported on this platform" When rebooting, Windows then hangs for about 30 seconds while booting, which it did not do before. Once in Windows, the Device Manager shows that there is a Generic USB Hub with an "invalid device descriptor" with Code 43. Obviously, I have not been doing anything wrong. I've updated dozens of M73 systems with no issues. This M93p update is the only one that is giving me issues, and I don't know what else to do to fix it. Unfortunately, all of these systems are out of warranty, otherwise I'd RMA all of them due to Lenovo's horrible failure. But I'm hoping that there is at least potential for this issue to be fixed with anot... 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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I have installed the "pulled" BIOS update for Spectre/Meltdown, and now have significant stability issues. There are no instructions on this page of how to rollback this update: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282 In this situation, does Lenovo advise re-installing an older BIOS? Or is there a solution coming very soon? It's been several week without any updates.

A:How to rollback withdrawn BIOS (CPU Microcode) Update? - T550 BIOS 1.19

Downgrade to older BIOS version will not help, as installer won't be able to downgrade CPU microcode. Currently Lenovo and Intel are working to provide a solution which allow downgrade to previous microcode. They have adviced to wait till downgrade method will be developed. But... you can do something to restore stability of your system. It was found, that stability issues are present, when OS is using fixes against meltdown/spectre. Actually, you can disable them. Below you'll find a guide:https://winaero.com/blog/disable-meltdown-fix-amd-cpus-installing-kb4056892/ Personally, I've tested it on few devices and stablility issues were no longer present.





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Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?

A:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.

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Dear all, Since the beginning I got troubles with charging - ( 94 % plugged in, not charging). The easiest solution was just remove the battery, but not for HP Omen. I removed battery and destroyed the rubber on the bottom. I had to open the laptop, because one morning I got the massegae that my laptop is overheated and fan does not work properly. Both fans works only during the lounch, when windows works only one fan was in operations, second one never starts again. Looking for the solution in the internet I have found that this can be because of BIOS is not updated.  I pushed F2, checked the the system, everything is fine and then I installed only one version which I have found there.No massages regarding overheating any more, both Fans are working full power and very very loud. Temperature of processors is 30C. In my room 25C.  I followed all instructions, but got massege BIOS update is blocked.I downloaded the most previous version, again BIOS update is blocked.Current version of bios is BIOS version F00 04Sep14.  Can it be solved somehow?     

A:Fan works like a helicopter-BIOS update is blocked BIOS vers...

@YuraL? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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BIOS updates to my ThinkPad T460p seem to have been fine, up until going from 2.19 to 2.20.  Upon trying to upgrade to 2.20, I get the following message:  I cannot boot from USB key, I get the same issue.  This includes attempting with an older BIOS like 2.18; the same error message occurs even when not in Windows. Is there a way to force-flash the BIOS to get it back on track or is there some option I can try?  I only have a few remaining days left on my warranty, so I don't have much time left to open a support case if there's nothing else I can do other than replace the mainboard.

A:T460p BIOS update fails; "The BIOS does not match this system"

Call support.  Whatever happens, you should get the issue documented while the system is under warranty.  In U.S., the number is 1-800-426-7378

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