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ThinkCentre M900 stops boot during BIOS since update to BIOS FWKT86A on 5/30/2018

Q: ThinkCentre M900 stops boot during BIOS since update to BIOS FWKT86A on 5/30/2018

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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Hi, Have a problem with trying to update the BIOS for one particular computer only.  The computer is a M900 SFF ( 10FHCTO1WW).  Trying to update from BIOS FWKT76A to FWKT86A.  Now, I have successfully updated several M900 Tinies and even another M900 SFF without problems.  I have tried to update the BIOS with 2 methods:Uusing System Update, which flashes a CMD window and closes it and then displays that 1 package did not install.Using flash.cmd which displays a return code 40000008h.Couldn't find what that error code means.  I also tried to reset the BIOS to defaults.   Thank you.

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Hi, I am trying to do a BIOS update when doing an OSD with a Task Sequence. After successfully executing the phase 1 and 2 BIOS update steps, the computer reboots and doesn't complete the remaining task sequence steps. phase 1 step: Flash64.cmd /quiet /sccm /ign /pass:xxxxxxxxxxphase 2 step: wpeutil shutdown The BIOS update and task sequence is done for a "new machine" OSD scenario. Does anyone know how to continue the task sequence? Thanks, Brian

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Think Center M900Product         10FDCTO1WWOS                  Win10 64bitBIOS              FWKT7CA In the past I've successfully used the automatic BIOS updates. Since the late December updates have failed - even with manual download. Screen shots show 1. installation history and 2. failed to install message. I've tried updates multiple times and followed the instructions on the support pages. Hints please?ThanksFailed to update screenInstallation history

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I'm trying to automate the process of flashing the BIOS version for all models during a SCCM Task Sequence.with all of them - all is looking great! we run "wflash2x64.exe [filename].rom /ign /sccm /quiet", then initiate a restart task, the BIOS gets updated and the Task Sequence continues. the only issue we have is with M93 and M900 that behaves differently. we downloaded the latest BIOS versions and when we run the restart command it just continues the task sequence without performing the upgrade.if we remove the /sccm from the command, the machine restarts automatically and the BIOS gets updated but then we kill the TS progress and have to start over.I've seen some blogs here and there that talks about using wpeutil shutdown during the task sequence, but corrent me if I'm mistaken, this will also break the whole TS progress... my questions are:1. why these models specifically behaves differently than any other Lenovo model?what's the purpose if the /sccm argument if the admin needs to do other manual steps that aren't listed anywhere officially?P.S - it will also behave that way if we will try to run the flash command from a running operating system and not just from PE 2. maybe I just missed something and there's a more fluent solution for BIOS flashing via a Task Sequence?

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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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Hi, I updated new BIOS 9SKT99A to ThinkCentre M82 BIOS downloaded from official website of Lenovo.https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/desktops-and-all-in-ones/thinkcentre-m-series-desktops/t... Now after BIOS update the PC boots for a second and turns off. Then the cycle repeats. I believe it's a problem with this version of the BIOS. I have attempted to revert to the pervious version via the Jumper Procedure, but it appears to have been over written. 

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I have a ThinkCentre M83, and won't boot after the installation of the suggested BIOS update (by the Lenovo software).There was no error message during the installation and proceed to reboot by itself. But then, the machine is stuck on the "Lenovo splash screen".Does anyone have any suggestions for restoring the BIOS ?Thanks a lot!

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After upgrading to the latest BIOS version FWKT86A provided here; https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/DS105487 I now recive the following error at every boot; (A7) Me FW Downgrade - Request MeSpiLock Failed  The boot process continues and Windows starts normally, but how do I fix this error message, I can not deploy this BIOS upgrade to all my systems with this error message present. Please provide me with a fix or an updated BIOS that fix this as we are rolling out updates to mitigate the "Spectre" and "Meltdown" issue. What I've tried so far;I've tried to downgrade to the previous BIOS version (FWKT7FA) that I was running before the upgrade, but the issue did not disapear.Upgraded to the latest version again, issue still there.Tried to re-apply latest Intel Management Engine Firmware (11.8.50.3425), issue still there.

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In the beginning of March 2018, there was a critical BIOS update, which I ran... Prior to the update my system's CPU tempratures, while ideal, where very stable and around 55 degrees celsius. After the BIOS update my CPU temprature reads are all over the place. While ideal, the sensor can read 55c and instantly jump to 82c, back to 64c, upto over 90 degrees celsius and so on [you get the idea], with arbitrary temp reads, without any apparent reason...  Has anyone came across this issue?Should I be worried about this?Should I rollback to previus BIOS version? Could I ,even? Thanks

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

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Hi, I have a few dozen Lenovo M900s that are configured in the BIOS to boot each morning at 8:00 a.m. except they don't do it. The BIOS clock is correct. CSM is enabled as these machines are still running Windows 7. What else can I try. TVSU doesn't offer a new BIOS update for that model. Thanks

A:M900 won't boot in the morning, though the BIOS is...

What is the BIOS version and date?   Thx.

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Hi A customer of ours is attempting to update the BIOS as a step in a SCCM 2012 task sequence. They are using the /sccm switch to suppress the automatic reboot after the BIOS update utility is executed as the SCCM task sequence will not continue after an unscheduled reboot. The BIOS Update utility used in conjonction with the /sccm switch requires a shutdown (not a restart) to complete the BIOS reflash and SCCM 2012 does not support shutdown in the middle of a task sequence. Does anyone know how a BIOS update can be achieved within a task sequence? Thanks Christian

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Today I decided to install suggested BIOS update via Lenovo Vintage, computer rebooted but about 5-10 min after I lost power.  Now the PC does not output any signal to a TV or Monitor via DP. It does not repspond to Bluetooth Keyboard - tried old USB, but not even Caps or Num Lock lights are coming up (all USB ports on Tiny are USB 3.0) I see there are some tools available:Lenovo UEFI Diagnostics - Bootable USB (64-bit)  USB Drive UEFI BIOS Flash Package Have no idea how to start it from USB now. I am thinking to swap OS SDD for a spare one with bootable diagnostics.  Not sure what are my options now

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After starting the Lenovo Solution center V3.3.003 it doen't show the serial numbers etc. of the machine. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.
Is there another way to find out these numbers, except form crawling on the ground in a dark area with a lamp and a magnifier to determine the small print on the labels attached to the machine?
 
 
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ThinkCenter M900 (10FH) BIOS:FWKT09A Win 7 x64 pro SP1 downgrade from Win 10

A:M900: ID system info, file for BIOS update, LSC no...

Run 'System Information'.

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My Lenovo Yoga 460 notebook is unable to boot and continuously turns itself on and off in loops, with only a black screen. This happened immediately after installing the 27/Dec/2018 BIOS update given here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/au/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-YOGA-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKP... Is there any way I can make it boot again?

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So I've messed around with this my whole afternoon.What I've found out is that the X1C I just got will not notice my monitor (samsung px2370), however, it will notice my TV just fine.Figured I would try a BIOS update...well I already have Linux installed and the BIOS update options are "Windows" or "CD"...why...there is a CD/DVD option...in 2018...on a model that does not have a direct CD/DVD drive - is beyond me.I've tried copying the iso image with 'dd' and booting from it but that doesn't work.Suggestions?

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Hello Community. I have updated my computer to the latest bios version (FCKT84A) and after that my computer stuck to a black screen after the lenovo logo appears. My computer boot normally when i remove my graphic card (AMD Radeon HD 5450) and use the on board graphic card.I try to downgrade my bios to FCKT83A and everything are back to normal but unfortunately i don't have the latest update.Is there any way to have the latest update using my graphic card? and why that my happen? thanks in advance

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Hi All, We are in the process of updating our BIOS before migrating M83 to Win 10. We followed the think deploy blog method and it is working pretty well. However. The M83 can be BIOS updated properly only from a Full OSD task sequence. When i try to update it from Windows PE is semi-bricks the machine. I had a look online and apparently it is a know issue described at: https://support.lenovo.com/ec/en/solutions/ht506076Updating BIOS in a 64-bit WinPE environment may cause an error - ThinkCentre E93, M73p, M83, M93, M93p, ThinkStation E32, ThinkStation P300 So the solution offered seems to be: SolutionInstead of using wflash2.exe, please use the following commands found in the Flash UEFI BIOS update(Flash from Operating System version) package:  AFUWINx64.EXE imagefb.rom /p /r  AFUWINx64.EXE imagefb.rom /defans /capsule:0 /b /n /r /sp   So what i did is i changed the flash.cmd file to what it is below:   @echo off
ReadGPIO.exe
if errorlevel 15 goto message
if not errorlevel 15 goto flashBIOS
:message
echo *** Your Embedded Controller Firmware is being updated.The BIOS update will continue after the firmware update completes.Please do not turn the system off while the updates are in progress***
SPIW0323.exe FBCT32A.bin /V 32A

:flashBIOS
AFUWINx64.EXE imagefb.rom /p /r
AFUWINx64.EXE imagefb.rom /defans /capsule:0 /b /n /r /sp
echo ***These changes will not take effect until the system is restarted.... Read more

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Product: ThinkCentre M8500t-N000System: Debian 8Current BIOS Information:    Vendor: LENOVO    Version: FBKT79AUS    Release Date: 04/17/2014    BIOS Revision: 1.79    Firmware Revision: 1.13 It seems that this BIOS is really old. Could I update BIOS by this Flash BIOS update link? Because I can't find my product on this website. Could you help me check? Thank you!

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My M710Q current BIOS version is M!AKT22A, it is too old.  I downloaded BIOS newest version M1AJY40USA from Lenovo, update it under Windows 10, but it return " Undefined ROM image BIOS version".  I read changes.txt of newest BIOS, it made many changes and fixed many bugs, so I want to update it. How can I solve this question. Thanks.

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My issue is a bit similar to another post, Thinkcentre M93p desktop BIOS update fail, except that system continues to boot up fine and none of the update methods work: Here's my command line output when I try manually installing from windows: C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYD2USA>flash.cmdLenovo Firmware Update Utility 4.3.2(C) Copyright 1984-2012, Lenovo Group. All Rights Reserved.BIOS ROM file is older than (or same as) the current BIOS ROM image.Continue any way? (Y/y or N/n only)yWould you like to update the Serial Number? (Y/y or N/n only)nWould you like to update the Machine Type and Model? (Y/y or N/n only)nafuwin.exe imagefb.rom /p /r Child process failed. Return code: -1073741819***These changes will not take effect until the system is restarted.*** When I try installing from the System Update tool, it appears to install, the computer restarts, but nothing actually gets installed and I continue to get the same recommended update screen below:I tried downloading the USB zip file, but that goes to a non-working page: I then tried creating a flash drive by using rufus and the ISO image that is available, but that did not work either.  

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When start up, my device no longer shows options such as 'press enter to enter bios set up' , and no longer responds when I press f1, f2, f12 etc repeatedly.   Instead, it keeps running to open the windows log in page.  It did work fine but changed over night.  Any ways i could restore that? Thanks! 

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Latest yoga x1 gen2 BIOS UPDATE in march 2018 resulted in extremely bad DPC latency.. FIX THIS NOW! please everybody who have done a bios update of their X1 yoga gen2 ... write a post here if it **bleep**ed up your x1 yoga.. use latencymon to check and please post here so that INTEL and LENOVO and MICROSOFT and all other laptop companies have to understand that high DPC latency in 2018 IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE and more so in 3000 dollars laptop.. this is a scamYOU PUSHED THE UPDATE as a critical one but in fact you wanted to destroy our laptop or what? i want to revert back to my last bios but i dont even know what bios i had before and you dont even make it possible.. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

A:Latest yoga x1 gen2 BIOS UPDATE in march 2018 resulted in extremely bad DPC latency.. FIX THIS NOW!

also im not sure but it seem my oled screen have weird white color now after the bios update..

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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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Hi all, I just installed Windows 10 1803 and trying to update the bios from a old version to the July 2018 version.  With the Windows version (CMD prompt with Adm privilges) or the bootable CD, i get the same error.  ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYCYUSA>flash.cmdLenovo Firmware Update Utility 4.3.2(C) Copyright 1984-2012, Lenovo Group. All Rights Reserved.Would you like to update the Serial Number? (Y/y or N/n only)nWould you like to update the Machine Type and Model? (Y/y or N/n only)nafuwin.exe imagefb.rom /p /r+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+| AMI Firmware Update Utility v5.09.02.1384.07.B608.LV || Copyright (C)2017 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. |+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+Child process failed. Return code: -1073741819***These changes will not take effect until the system is restarted.***C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYCYUSA>******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Any idea what it can be ? MSINFO output (french): *************************************************************************************************************************... Read more

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Hi everyone,Yesterday I had new updates from lenovo utility. It was an update of the BIOS. After reboot my thinkcentre didn't start up.I can hear 2 beep after start and black screen. I tried to use recovery with jumper but no success. How to make restore of the BIOS from USB? Please help!

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I am having issues with my ThinkCentere M72e-it only recognizes my i5 Processor as having two cores, both in Bios and in Windows 10.  The Bios is very out of date, but it will not update.  If I try to do it through the operating system method, I get an error "Bios version of ROM doesn't match the current file".  If I try the USB flash drive method (for which there are no instructions) Bios reconizes the flas card int he start-up configuration, but when it tries to boot tot he USB with he update files on it, I get a message, no operating system found.  I installed teh Lenovo System udater, and while it says it will update Bios, it hasn't.How do I get the Thnkcentre to update Bios, or at least recognize the i% processor as a quad core? 

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Hy, I am new here, thank you for accepting me.
We have couple of lenovo thinkcentre in our school and looking to upgrade the ram.
We tried different rams bought from a shop and the pc doesn't start with none of them,however the shop owner showed us that it is working on one of his pc-s
These are school pcs we are on a low budget.
 
Replaced 4x512mb to 2x 2gb
When the pc turns on there is the memory error beeepp,tried some solutions found on the internet.
It was recommended to upgrade the bios,i looked all over lenovo forum and could not find bios os not even reference to our model number.
I will attach a picture if anyone can point me in the right direction please 
 
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A:ThinkCentre M55 8811: Bios update location-ram issues?

The BIOS version shown in your photo shows that you are at the latest version, see below.
 
I believe the systems back then required "single" density rather than the now more common double density memory chips.  This may not be of help, given your school's budget, but may point you to some memory that will work, Crucial still has memory upgrades available for M55 type 8811.
 
Lenovo, End of Life, product support
 

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help!

A:Update BIOS settings LEGACY to UEFI (ThinkCentre M...

What version of BIOS are on?   Are all the computers on the same? 

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help! Sorry Wrong Thread, how do i change?

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I have Lenovo M57 6075 BQU tower , I want update the bios ! What is the newest bios vertion ??
 
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A:ThinkCentre: Update model and serial number in BIOS

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/DESKTOPS-AND-ALL-IN-ONES/THINKCENTRE-M-SERIES-DESKTOPS/T...

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I reimaged the desktop, and then installed the Lenovo system update. Ran the scan, and tried to update the BIOS - out of all the recommended driver updates, the BIOs was the only one I selected. It crashed. I let it sit for 30 mins with no progress, so powered the pc off. Now it won't boot up. Can't get into the BIOS, or F12, or F10 etc... It just beeps 2 times. Any way to get into the pc to recover it?

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  We have FBKT87AUS Bios version installed on nearly 250 Thinkcentre M93P desktops (Mostly running Windows 7 32 Bit and Chrome OS). I tried to update/flash Bios to the latest version which I could download from the website but then I get a message saying " Version don't need to be flashed". Shall I just leave the existing Bios. Will there be any security risks? What would you recommend? If I have to update then where can I find the iso or file to download which would work. As of now the machines are all in good condition and working fine.   

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Hello everyone,
 
I need some help, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre A55 9636 Desktop, and I need to boot off a CD but when I insert the CD in the CD/DVD-ROM and restart, it won't boot of the CD, it doesn't even give a message at startup to change the boot sequence (like press F2 for boot) or something like that. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
thanks,
 
 
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A:How to change Boot order on a ThinkCentre (BIOS)

did you try changing the boot order in the bios?     Message Edited by vijaysaradhi on 05-18-2009 08:34 AM

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I encountered this problem and was lucky to find the solution on this forum. To help others, I am making this new post with more detailed info.
 
Problem: you wish to update the BIOS (for whatever reason). You either do not have a CD-Rom (disc drive) in your machine, or it is not working.
 
Solution: locate an external disc drive, or better: install (even if only temporary) a CD/DVD drive: there are lots available for free from anyone who deals with computers.
 
Reasoning: the "flash using Windows" method is risky. I used it, because the drive that came with a "new"(used) computer was inop., and I didn't want to stop, find one and swap it out. The BIOS flash routine failed before completion and  therefore did not initiate a re-boot. The end result was that the computer would start, but hang after the BIOS loaded and went to boot the OS. No method of starting would work. {Described in this post: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkCentre-A-E-M-S-Series/M92p-no-longer-booting-after-BIOS-update/td-... }
 
Rant: the text file detailing the "Flash with Windows" utility should include a specific warning that flashing within an OS is inherently _RISKY_! It should strongly recommend using the "make a CD-rom disc" method. Furthermore, the instructions for recovery from the Hardware Maintenance Manual SHOULD BE INC... Read more

A:ThinkCentre M82-92p (& similar) - no longer booting after BIOS update, how to recover

danke! so hat es funktioniert :- )

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I've performed so many BIOS updates over the years, including on this machine, and never had a single one fail. Until now.
 
The machine is a M92p tower, i7-3770, Type 3212. I applied the 9SKT99USA (Flash from operating system version). It seemed to start out OK, went thru at least one reboot, displayed a step in yellow text, then went to "Updating BIOS...." at the bottom of the screen, then froze. Now, when I try to start it will display "lenovo" and that's it.
 
I tried the clear CMOS thing with the jumper change. It beeped twice. Unfortunately, when I restart I get the same result as above.
 
Is there any hope?
 
Thanks in advance.
 
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A:ThinkCentre: Failed uEFI / BIOS update. Two 2 beeps. Is there any hope?

Try to flash an older version of BIOS maybe.

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Hy,I am new here thank you for accepting me.We have couple of lenovo thinkcentre in our school and looking to upgrade the ram.We tried different rams bought from a shop and the pc doesn't start with none of them,however the shop owner showed us that it is working on one of his pc-sThese are school pcs we are on a low budget. Replaced 4x512mb to 2x 2gbWhen the pc turns on there is the memory error beeepp,tried some solutions found on the internet.It was recommended to upgrade the bios,i looked all over lenovo forum and could not find bios os not even reference to our model number.I will attach a picture if anyone can point me in the right direction please 

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Hello... How does one update the Bios? I just got this PC and it has a clean installation of windows 7 pro. Problem I'm having is when I click shut down under windows it will not turn off. My monitor will turn off but not the PC unit. I notice the bios date is like 2011 and I notice there a few thing under bios but it shows only one available. how does one update it and I don't have the cd rom drive, thanks . 
 
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A:ThinkCentre M71e: Windows will not shutdown, would BIOS update help? USB drive

This PC unit Lenovo ThinkCentre M71e SFF will not shut down, the only way will it power off is I have to hold down the power button other than that it will not shut down. It's a clean installation of windows 7 pro, there nothing been added only had done is the windows updates, that is it. Do you think a bios update will help? Model 3134B8U ... Bios Revision Level 9QKT34AUS ... BIOS date 12/16/2011

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bought a ThinkCentre M91p, minus the hard drive. The bios rev is 9HKT43AUS and BOOT block is 9H43A
Fitted a blank 2TB hard drive, with the intention of loading LINUX mint. My problem is that the system is still
attempting to boot from a non existing LAN. The original specification inculded PXE V2.1 and AMT 7.1
How Can I return this Unit to boot normally to the HHD. Will upgrading the Bios Acheive this, or must I also
work on the Uefi.  Sorry if this seems simple It is causing me a large amount of stress.
 
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A:ThinkCentre: recommissioned system will not boot from HDD; BIOS, AMT, PXE, M91p

I'd recommend going into the UEFI, which replaces the old BIOS standard, and resetting to optimal defaults, which will likely fix the issue. You also should update it, if you have access to a Windows system use rufus to format a bootable dos usb stick and copy the contents of the USB Drive UEFI BIOS Flash Package so you won't need Windows (or a CD) on the actual system to do updates. The current version is 58 vs the 43 you have on there now. By the way you can also use rufus to install Windows to a usb drive for 'Windows To Go' mode which is quite useful at times, especially if you don't want Windows on the system itself. You can download a Windows 10 iso directly from Microsoft's website and via rufus  'Windows To Go' mode isn't limited to just the Enterprise version. CHANGES for 9HKT58A/9HJT58A
-Maintenance release.

CHANGES for 9HKT55A/9HJT55A
-Update CPU microcode for VT FlexPriority.

9HKT54A/9HJT54A
- Updates the CPU microcode M12206A7_00000028.PDB.

9HKT53A/9HJT53A
- Computrace update.
- Upgrades flash BIOS tool afuwingui.

9HKT52A/9HJT52A
- Modify C State Support option items in WMI and related help messages in BIOS Setup.

9HKT51A/9HJT51A
- Replaces bitlocker issue solution, which was added in 50A, with a new solution.
- Fixes CPU Cache Info is incorrect in SMBIOS.
- Adds a C0 item option for C state and modify correlative descriptions.

9HKT50A/9HJT50A
-Upgrades MEBX to new version MEBX released with 7.1.40.1161 ME k... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 79.6

Might someone be able to please assist?   Ran the BIOS update to version 9SKT75A through the ThinkVantage System Update and the computer now fails to bring up a BIOS screen or load windows.  Looks like the BIOS update failed even though did not interrupt power supply or boot cycle, per instructions. Looking for the original POST and BIOS update file for M92p Tiny to run the boot block recoery as per Lenovo help article here:  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?DocID=HT077504.  However, the link within the article to download the file for  'ThinkCentre M92/p, M92p Tiny, M82, Edge 92, E31' is broken.  See here:  http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/9sj942usa.iso  Does any one have the originial BIOS update file for the boot block procedure for this computer that would be willing to share? To Lenovo: can you please fix the following link on your help site and make the original POST and BIOS update file available again?   Thank you, M

A:ThinkCentre M92p Tiny - Failed BIOS update though Lenovo ThinkVantage - please help

Problem solved toay,You need to open your machine. Find the cmos clear jumpers.Move the little cup from positions 1-2 to 2-3. Unplug Hard Disk. Close the machine. Insert a portable USB DVD to a usb port (have a copy of the new bios on the cd) and turn on your machine. It will boot from USB DVD drive and it will load the new bios. Machine will shut down after the new bios update. Open agin the machine, plug the Hard Disk and put back the jumpers to 1-2 position. Unplug USB DVD and it will boot from Hard Disk. That's all. IN OTHER WORDS: Bios update can be done if first you change the jumpers on motherboard.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 79.2

Facing problem in M900 Tower machine. Primary boot sequence in the BIOS setup is showing SATA 1 drive as 8gb flash drive, Not the actual default 1TB hard disk. Also the machine is not connected any external flash drive.The machine is working fine We updated the BIOS to latest also swapped the hard disk with another machine of same model, But it showing flash drive as primary boot sequence of SATA 1 instead of the 1TB HDD.  How to resolve this issue. 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 79.2

I was updating the BIOS for my M910x Tiny via system update, the program just started then suddenly some system notification popped up and my mouse wouldn't move, as the BIOS upgrade window under Windows 10 also seemed frozen. I know it was my fault that I didn't wait long enough but just pressed the power button to shut down the machine, so when I power it up again I can only hear repeatedly 2 short beeps and the system couldn't boot anymore.So is there any solution I can fix the BIOS? I've seen the Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper method on other model, but not sure what is the correct procedure on M910x yet. Thanks for any help! 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 79.2

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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