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BIOS Update on a Alternate OS

Q: BIOS Update on a Alternate OS

Hi, I'm Trying to Update My Computer's BIOS but i came across quite a odd (and stupid) error when updating my BIOS, apparently my OS isn't compatible with the upgrade, but why does my OS effect the upgrade when the BIOS is Completely spereate from the OS itself? i want to know why i can't upgrade my BIOS because i'm not on Vista, what does my OS have to do with my BIOS? and i would also like to know how i can update my BIOS from a CD instead of this limiting installer that wont let me update because im on windows 10.

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Preferred Solution: BIOS Update on a Alternate OS

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A: BIOS Update on a Alternate OS

Biso update done inside the OS requires it be compatible, you can do it from a boot cd which bypasses the OS.

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A week ago I got a blue screen of death which I've never gotten on this (~3-4 year old) machine. When it booted back up it loaded a BiOS I'd never seen before Gigabyte UEFI double BiOS. Over the next several days the computer was rebooted and the normal BiOS came up without an issue. 3 days ago the computer was started up, shut down and restarted. On the second restart It got hung up on the Windows screen with this error

I restarted and everything worked just fine. I ran antivirus and anti malware scans which came up with nothing. I also ran chkdsk which came up just fine. Every time I turn the computer on sometimes it's fine, sometimes I get the alternate BiOS and sometimes Windows loads with a messed up screen resolution (which is fixed upon restart).

I've tried to read on this an other forums but I don't know what's going on. I don't know whether a plug is loose or if the motherboards failing or what. I'm not sure what other checks I can do. The intermittent nature of a seemingly big problem is inexplicable. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Sincerely,
Andrew

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All of a sudden this mananger pops up on every reboot, & takes for ever to update and click it off.
I am a music lover and collector of music, and this missing file has something to do with my "Record Now CD burner.

Path; C:\DOCME~1\Owner\Locals~1\Temp\VIES4258\UM <----This is the path is asks me to find an alternate path containing the installation package SGuard.msi.
Its no where to be found on my Drive.
Please help me?
Lyn

A:VERITAS update Manager,enter an alternate path

See if this helps:Sonic Update Manager generates error @ startup.

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Dear Sir..  I am facing problem in my L420 model laptop..  that is the above mentioned 02f0:cpu id: A7 no microcode update loaded for alternate processor  error code appearing.. the problem is i cant access any bootable device if i try to put new bios its not supporting os cd and any other bootable devices.. so kindly guide me to solve the issues.. how i can put new bios version or tell me the solution for login bios?

A:02f0:cpu id: A7 no microcode update loaded for alternate processor

is your CPU the original one shipped with your ThinkPad?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Lenovo B50-30 mode 80ES. It was set to require a password on startup starting with a capital "A". While experiencing charging problems, amongst other things, I updated the BIOS to 9CCN35WW, downloaded from the Lenovo support site. Since updating, the laptop no longer asks for a password on startup (No big deal, I applied a windows password), however, when pressing F2 to access the BIOS (which I need to do, the F keys are the wrong way round), it asks for a password, When pressing to strike a capital A, the laptop beeps and doesnt enter it. It wont accept capital letters anymore, therefore it wont accept the pre BIOS update password. I have referred the laptop to Lenovo service, including returning the laptop, and they have been nothing short of useless. They said they couldnt repair it under warranty because of "Marks, cracks, inappropriate treatment" and it would cost 255 for a replacement system board. I really couldnt see why I should pay for an issue created by their support system, so I asked them to return it unrepaired. Upon arrival, the laptop was immaculate, so I dont know what damage they were referring to. Is it possible to downgrade the BIOS to a pre update revision, to change the password and then reset it to one the new BIOS approves of? Thankyou in advance.

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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.                   
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped.
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
 
Regards,
Ashish

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Ran a BIOS update which was a solution provided on this forum to prevent the Startup Menu from showing up each time I boot the machine. Said it was going to change from F16 to F10. Now it has been stuck on BIOS Management screen for 30 minutes. Screen says, The System BIOS is being updated. This update will take a few minutes to complete. Do not shut down or remove external power from your computer during the process. Verifying new BIOS image. Block 2048/2048. Progress 100%. How much longer should I wait?

A:stuck on BIOS Management screen after BIOS update

Hey @cgruchy11,  Thank you for joining in the HP Support Forums and asking for help with the BIOS Update on your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab137ca that you are stuck on.  Did you manage to get the BIOS Update to finish?  Is it the BIOS Startup menu that you are trying to have not come up when you start the Notebook? The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is responsible for setting up devices used by your system so that those devices can send and receive data. The BIOS does a checklist on your hardware to make sure everything is functioning properly to be able to continue to the Operating System.  Updating the BIOS, also known as "flashing the BIOS," replaces the BIOS firmware. When completed successfully, a BIOS update can fix or enhance aspects of a notebook's performance, or provide support for newly installed hardware. However, if an incorrect update is installed or if the update process is interrupted, the motherboard can be permanently damaged, leaving the computer unable to boot. It is recommended to update your BIOS only if one or more of the following conditions apply:The update fixes a problem with your computer.The update enhances your computer's performance in a desired way.You are planning to change the operating system, processor, or other feature(s), and the current BIOS version will not support the new configuration.An HP Support Agent, or an HP support document, recommends that ... Read more

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Hello dear hp wizards! I have a weird problem. When I'm attempting to install the newest BIOS update thru HP Support Assistant, the installation program asks me for my BIOS password which doesn't work for some reason, but it works fine at startup when I access BIOS setup / update BIOS after I have to give the password there, it even gives me the happy "bleep bleep bleep bleep"- sound. I've never had this problem before.  Any ideas? kody

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I have a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD (512 GB) connected next to the original 512 GB SSD (Samsung MZVPV512HDGL-000H1). When I have the 950 PRO in the Studio I cannot enter BIOS settings. The Studio just stops (hangs) if I try.When I have the drive in the Studio and upgrade BIOS the Studio stops (hangs) during reboot. I have to open the Studio and remove the SSD to be able to perform these two tasks. Then I can insert it again. Otherwise the SSD is working nicely in Windows... This is the strangest thing that I have encountered for years! Anyone else have encountered this? Any workaround?

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Made the huge mistake of updating BIOS. Had small MOBO usb prob, and for some reason thought a BIOS update would do something. Wasn't too worried because Gigabyte touts Dual BIOS pretty strong.

Anyway, tried updating BIOS, then system would not boot, so the Backup BIOS didn't kick in. btw, the MOBO is a Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro.

So I copied the backup bios to a floppy and used the floppy to fix the main bios. OK, now computer would boot, but would freeze up after the desktop icons appear. Actually would sometimes work for a few minutes, but always froze up.

Boots OK to safe mode, even to the point of getting online, so I downloaded the old bios from Gigabyte, put them on floppy and used that to update the main bios. Same result.

Also did a system restore from XP Pro Safe Mode (because XP wrongly states that this can be undone; didn't find out that System Restore done from safe mode cannot be undone until I tried to undo!).

My tech support (ABS Computer; they rule) thinks that the BIOS is now fine, that some windows files are corrupt and a re-install will fix problem and mobo is probably fine as well. I'll buy that.

anyone have any miracle suggestions before i re-install? Is a repair install worth a shot? Really not looking forward to re-installing all my software and putting all my data back where it belongs to get my email hist., bookmarks, etc. back.

thanks - I will now write the following 500 times: LEAVE THE BIOS ALONE! even with Dual BIOS
 

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I downloaded bios update for my PC ad tried to install it but unfortunately my system shuts down during update installation. Now when I press power button PC doesn't shows anything but only beeps.Plz tell me how to recover my bios step by step because recovering bios using key combinations doesn't work.

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I need a way to update a bios that has a bios password set FROM windows remotely. Scenario:             I'm at my desk, a remote user is having a known issue related to a BIOS revision that is older. I need to update it but the user is not at my location. We cannot supply the user our BIOS password by policy. Prior to these new models, we could put the BIOS password into a box during the update; however, NOW we are forced to supply it on bootup. This is impossible without traveling to the users location. We had a case open with HP and they said "you need to script it" I need to know what that entails. We used to be able to use switches and whatnot with the bios update utility.....I don't see that ability now. Please provide guidance to remove temporarily the bios password remotely (known bios password it's not forgotten) and re-enable it after upgrade. re-cap,BIOS password is knownusers at remote locations require bios updatecannot provide users the passwordcannot physically travel to the user's locationneed it re-enabled after update.

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Hi, I need to update the bios of  a B50-70 without windows.  I cant' lunch windows on because i've an acpi bios error and i think that the upgrade may resolve my problem.  Can you help me ?  I can't boot on window usb stick I've restore default setting  I've no issue ... can you help me ?  Thanks  Donovan   

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i have a lenovo ideapad s206 notebook. it contains slic table but version of slic is unknown. i want to add slic 2.1 into my notebook bios? please tell me the method and utility for this purpose? thank you

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I have a five-month old HP Compaq Presario Laptop, which has been working fairly decently (I've had a few virus scares, and my Norton quarrentined something a twenty days ago). On HP's advice, I just updated the BIOS on my laptop. It's currently stuck at Verifying New Bios Image, and it's at 100% - It's been stuck that way for a half-hour plus. Any advice? What should I do?

A:HP BIOS Update Stuck at "Verifying New Bios Image 100%"

You have no choice but to force a reboot and keep your fingers crossed.

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i have used the bios update utility for my ideapad300-15ISK downloaded from the product page  , after that the device tells me this message default boot device missing or boot failed.insert recovery media and hit any keythen select boot manager to choose a new boot device or to boot recovery media i can`t use my laptop and can`t find a way to flash the bios againany help please??


























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I attempted to update the BIOS on my Inspiron 5565 (AMD-A10 9600P) from .1.0.5 to v1.0.8 using the 'BIOS flash update' with the BIOS update file downloaded (and md5 hash verified on a usb key) from the drivers download page:
http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=C52F8
I followed the instructions on this support page:
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN171755/updating-the-dell-bios-in-linux-and-ubuntu-environments?lang=EN#Flashing%20a%20Dell%20BIOS%20in%20a%20Linux%20Only%20Environment
to copy the BIOS update file to the USB but when I find and select the file in the 'BIOS flash update' function it reads the USB key (usb key read/write light flashing) but prompts with 'Invalid file!'. I have not renamed the file at all and I also tried to update to the other downloadable BIOS update file, v1.0.6 but get the same error message 'Invalid File!'
Reason for trying to update via the BIOS update feature is that I have a blank hard drive and I'm having trouble loading Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (but seem to have no issue with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) so trying to update the BIOS as first troubleshooting elimination step.
Any tips or suggestions most appreciated.

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I recently took a BIOS update and I later on found out that it has messed up my Notebook. File transfer speed has been riduculously slow, games and movies stutter occasionaly. Everything has changed and it does not look good. Product Info: Model: Pavilion AB522TXOS: Windows 10 64-bit ( updated to the very last) RAM: 8 GBProcessor: i5-6200U











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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If yo... Read more

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HP software said there was a bios update and it ran through this one screen said it recommended backing up the bios in case of corruption and it created a partition. Computer will now not boot and as its new I dont have a recovery disk. How is it that an automatic HP update can kill the computer. Anyone know if removing the partition will solve it or if /i have likely lost everything on the C drive. Any help appreciated thanks

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