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Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p doesn't boot with AMD RX 550

Q: Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p doesn't boot with AMD RX 550

I just got a recent AMD Polaris card (RX 550) for Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p, and it simply doesn't boot with it. It doesn't even get to the starting splash screen with Lenovo logo. The monitor remains blank. I updated the BIOS to the last release I could find but it still didn't help. Can anything be done with it? It works with Nvidia cards, but I'm running Linux and want to use open drivers, so AMD is a much better option. I replaced the power supply by the way with better one.

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p doesn't boot with AMD RX 550

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Bought one of these beauties on amazon,  So far ive given it 16gb ram, and a msi 1050ti 4gt lp. it has an I5-2400, #1 would it be worth it swap in an i7-2600, and if so, does anything need changing? #2 all of the reviews ive read say that the 240w psu handles it, but should i upgrade, and to what? Thank you!

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p 7033-A2U Intel i5 3.1GHz 8GB RAMIs it possible  to run A kitchen design program called 2020 spaces similar to auto cad on this computer.Also should I add seperate video card which one?Could I put ECC ram if yes  would it be better or it wont help me which one and how much ram or this computer wont do the job?

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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.

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- Computrace update.
- Upgrades flash BIOS tool afuwingui.

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- 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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Hiya, In my current PC I have an i5 3470, and In the Thinkcentre M91p i have recently purchased, it has an i7 2600, which is a little overkill for what ive purhcased it for, so I was thinking of swapping the cpu's so I have the 2600 in my gaming PC and the Thinkcentre gets the 3470.However I'm not sure if this would work as I have no idea whether the motherboard of the ThinkCentre would accept the new Ivy Bridge chip, and I don't even know if my Asus P8H77-V would accept the 2600?So would this work? and how would I go about doing it? Im a noob at all this im sorry ;(All answers are much appreciated, Ajsski99

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Hello Lenovo Support Forum! This is my first post here, happy to meet you all. My question goes like this : On a out-of-warranty ThinkCentre M91p, if we replace the standard CPU (i5) with a socket compatible Xeon CPU, will the motherboard support ECC RAM? ThinkCentre M91p desktopModel : 7052A7F Best regards,Idexo













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A:ThinkCentre M91p motherboard and ECC RAM??

My question goes like this : On a out-of-warranty ThinkCentre M91p, if we replace the standard CPU (i5) with a socket compatible Xeon CPU, will the motherboard support ECC RAM?

No.  It's the Intel Chipset that interfaces to memory, and only workstation and server Chipsets support ECC.  Check the specs for your desktop Chipset if you like. 
 
Also, just because a processor will fit into the socket, does not mean it will be supported by the BIOS.   Sometimes there is overlap between ThinkCentres and ThinkStations which do use Xeons.   If so, that Thinkstation model will be listed on your BIOS download page, but for unknown reasons that upgrade does not always work. 

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Hello, I cannot find the way to install an AMD FirePro v3900 on a ThinkCentre M91p.I need such board for sharing the desktop between two monitors having a DisplayPort and a DVI and don't have enough time to purchase another board. On the M92p, I can use it by going in the BIOS, set the video settings to "PEG" (PCI-e Graphics Device), enable Multi-Monitor support. The cards works and I can later install the driver (coming with AMD Catalyst) to obtain the possibility extending the desktop to two screens. But on the M91p, it does not work : the screen connected to the PCI Express graphic card reports "no signal" no matter if I connect the display with the DVI or the DisplayPort. I also tried setting the video to "IGD" (Internal Graphics Device) or to "Auto" with the graphic card plugged, but connecting the cable to the M91p's native VGA or DisplayPort, with the hope that I could see something and install the driver for the graphic card. But there is no signal to the native ports when the video card is plugged. I also trid using AMD Radeon cards which were working with ThinkCenter M91p or M92p.One with HDMI+DVI works.One with DisplayPort+DVI doesn't.I need a board with DisplayPort (DP) as most of my screens have DP and no HDMI. The drivers are up to date (including the chipset). Only the BIOS was not updated.Should I update it ? Or does the problem have other origin (e.g. power) ? Thank you very much for your help.

A:Cannot use AMD FirePro v3900 on ThinkCentre M91p S...

Upgraded the BIOS : no change :-(

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Hello, I recently bought a Thinkcentre m91p desktop. It comes with an Intel Core i5-2400 and a motherboard Lenovo 7052A9G (BIOS 9HKT47AUS - 01/10/2012). What is strange is that the CPU fan runs almost all the time at full speed. I installed HWMonitor and the CPU temperature is normal, but I noticed that one value, the VR temp, is changing all the time and is very high (around 100°C and sometimes more than 200°C, even at startup). I'm thinking about buying a Zalman Fanmate in order to control manually the CPU fan, but I would like to know if this is a known problem and if there's a solution to fix this. Thanks !  

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Kingston a400 (120GB) or Samsung 860 EVO (250GB), Are these SSD's compatible with M91p (4524-PJ1)?. I need to upgrade my PC

A:Compatible SSD with ThinkCentre M91p (4524-PJ1)?

I used a Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB in a M91p tower.  So the 860, being an update, will work also. 

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Hi, I am trying to add a second drive (250GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD) to my M91p but I don't see it in the bios. I have tried the 4 sata ports and no luck. The SSd works fine, I pluged it to a docking station and I could format it with my windows laptop.  Samsung magician didn't allow me to do anything via USB. My bios version is 9HKT58AUS 9H45A 06/10/2014 Anybody knows what I could do?

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I have a ThinkCentre (SFF) M series, M91P, type 4518ESU, running Windows 10. Can I add internal Bluetooth?

A:ThinkCentre M series M91P Bluetooth

A better way to add Bluetooth to a desktop is with a USB dongle.   
 
Bluetooth is a quickly evolving technology, and to support later devices, you'll need an adapter that supports the latest versions of Bluetooth.    'Newegg' is a good place to look for anything computer related.
 

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I recently (November 2018) purchased the following system through Amazon: Lenovo ThinkCentre Premium High Performance M91P Desktop Computer, Intel Core i5 Quad-Core Processor 3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home (Certified Refurbished) (This is the product description from the Amazon website.)  From the Lenovo support website, their lookup tool gave me the following info specific to my PC:Serial #: MJPYNVMMachine Type Model: 7033A25 According to www.datamemorysystems.com the maximum capacity is 16GB.And the memory type is: 4 x 4GB DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600)  512x64  CL9  1.5v  240pin  DIMM I provide this information for the benefit of others who need this info and to see if anyone disagrees before I go out and buy it. Thanks and good luck,gstarnes55   Here's just a little background info:(This post is not a complaint.  So far, I'm happy with the PC.  It has a couple of glitches but I expected as much since it's a refurb.) It actually arrived with 7GB RAM and 2TB HDD.  (I guess they traded off 1GB of RAM for 1TB of HDD?) In my experience you always install RAM in pairs or, at least, even numbers.  There are four slots on this machine filled as follows: 2GB+2GB+2GB+1GB.  Just seems odd. When I first booted up the machine I was getting memory errors every five or ten minutes.  It was a pop-up window saying something like "Cannot write data to memory address xxxxxxxx... Read more

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Hey everyone, I am trying to install new parts onto my workstation. I accidently unplugged the cables that connect to the power switch and such. I was wondering if there was a manual for the Motherboard that would show me exactly where to plug the switches in at. I have attached a picture just to show what I mean (hard for me to explain sorry) This is a picture of another manual that wasn't the right motherboard.  Thanks for the help! -Tyler


























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Hello everyone,Recently my motherboard started to beep twice and just has a black screen. I made sure to have the power cables plugged in and everything. It did two beeps continually.  I redid all the cables and now it just beeps twice on start up (doesnt show up on monitor & backup monitor) and doesn't beep anymore.  Thanks for any help! -Tyler

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I have the 2N3904 transistor, that used as thermal sensor.Genuine-Lenovo-ThinkCentre-M91P-M73-Temperature-Sensor-Cable-SFF-54Y9922 Genuine-Lenovo-ThinkCentre-...Can somebody give me a pinout of the thermal sensor connector for properly wiring this transistor to the connector?

A:thinkcentre m91p temp sensor pinout

I'm confused, the photo in the link above shows it having a connector.  Isn't a case of simply connecting it to where the old one was?  

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Updated to Windows 10 Pro x64 and now multiple BSODs per day. I've run the Lenovo driver updates and everything is up-to-date including power management software. Also reset BIOS to defaults. The BSODs seem to be related to sleep mode but not 100% sure about that. The BSOD message is "driver irql not less or equal...ndis.sys". I only have one add-on to the unit, a USB3 card. Anybody else having this or suggestions on how to proceed? I'm considering rolling back to W7.










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A:ThinkCentre M91p 7033A1U - Windows 10 BSOD

Intel does not support this processor (Sandy Bridge) for Windows 10. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/processors/000006105.html

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How do I fix my Lenovo ThinkCentre High Performance M91P Desktop Computer that froze, fan speed increases and won't display on the monitor anymore?Hello, today my computer froze and now I can't see the screen anymore. It's been freezing multiple times but now after I unplugged it, it won't display anymore. I have a meeting tomorrow on this computer! This is the last time I buy a "certified refurbished" computer on Amazon !  Also, when I turned the computer back on the fan speed increased. It was getting louder and louder. I thought it was going to explode! Well I repeatedly hold down the power button and unplug the power cord and that's not working. That's what I would do every time my screen froze in the past. The screen would freeze, I couldn't move the mouse either. The light on the desktop is on, I tightened the cord of the monitor to make sure it's connected properly, and the mouse light is still on. The exact desktop name: Lenovo ThinkCentre Premium High Performance M91P Desktop Computer, Intel Core i5 Quad-Core Processor 3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home (Certified Refurbished) ...and I purchased it on Amazon. I bought this desktop in April of this year and now I don't have product support via amazon anymore. I can't find the serial number on this computer. 

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Having a hard time finding a part number for the secondary hard drive cage.  This would be the cage that is L-shaped and attaches to the base of the tower.  For now I was able to put the 2nd hard drive in the card reader bay, but would prefer to mount as designed as I'm concerned with the heat associated with one hard drive mounted directly about the other.thanksjoe

A:Secondary hard drive cage for Thinkcentre M91p 4524

Since no one ever answered this, and I have one in front of me...The sticker says the part number is 43N9680The stampings in the metal say 1B03AFY00 REV B and 2G266-01 REV B

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I recently (November 2018) purchased the following system through Amazon: 
Lenovo ThinkCentre Premium High Performance M91P Desktop Computer, Intel Core i5 Quad-Core Processor 3.1GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home (Certified Refurbished) (This is the product description from the Amazon website.) 
 
From the Lenovo support website, their lookup tool gave me the following info specific to my PC:
Serial #: xxxxxxxx
Machine Type Model:  7033A25
 
According to www.datamemorysystems.com the maximum capacity is 16GB.
And the memory type is: 4 x 4GB DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600)  512x64  CL9  1.5v  240pin  DIMM
 
I provide this information for the benefit of others who need this info and to see if anyone disagrees before I go out and buy it.
 
Thanks and good luck,
gstarnes55
 
 
Here's just a little background info:
(This post is not a complaint.  So far, I'm happy with the PC.  It has a couple of glitches but I expected as much since it's a refurb.)
 
It actually arrived with 7GB RAM and 2TB HDD.  (I guess they traded off 1GB of RAM for 1TB of HDD?) In my experience you always install RAM in pairs or, at least, even numbers.  There are four slots on this machine filled as follows: 2GB+2GB+2GB+1GB.  Just seems odd.
 
When I first booted up the machine I was getting memory errors every five or ten minutes.  It was a pop-up window saying something like "Cannot write data to m... Read more

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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 doesnt even give a message at startup to change the boot sequence (like press F2 for boot) or something like that. anyhelp would be greatly appreciated. thanks,    












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A:cHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

Hello, I am still struggling with this, and I hope that someone will be able to get the chance to assisst me with this. Thanks,

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Hi,

Yesterday I received my Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge E73 and the first thing I did was update my Windows 7 professional. However, after it had rebooted about 3 times it froze on the 'loading windows' screen.

After a reboot, the startup repair launched and was restoring to a previous state. The pc rebooted and tried to do a CHKDSK but it failed and loaded the welcomescreen but froze with the message that winload.exe was damaged. Knowing about the system recovery partition I booted it at start and selected the option to restore the whole pc to factory state. Unfortunately, this happened.

I tried using a retail windows 7 pro-disc to repair the computer since the recovery partition shortcut (f11) didn't work anymore. However, it didn't even recognize that the old windows was there, untill I looked at the partition manager.

It seems the recovery partition is still intact but I can't boot to it anymore. Will it work if i delete the old windows7_os partition or do I have to do anything else? The bios is setup to start from the harddisk.

Thanks in advance,
Joeri

A:Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge E73 fails to boot [winload.exe]

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Try this **FIX** Winload.exe Is Missing Or Corrupt (No Its Not). Might be of some help.

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The desktop currently can only access the internet using the hardwired RJ 45 connection, but I would like to add the ability to access the internet wirelessly by installing a wireless card in one of the available PCI express slots. I would like to know what wireless cards are available and compatible with this model. Thank you! 

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Hello,I've M91p, i5 2400 - Win 10 64 bit.3GB RAM.BIOS Version - 9HKT43AUS. After I shutdown the computer, the power led doesn't turn off (like in the picture below))? And after that I can't turn on my PC until I make hard shutdown (press the power button for 7 sec).thats happen every time I shutdown my PC.What can I do about it?And I read about the problem of freezing - twice a week I have that issue too.I know that's because of unsupported CPU with Win 10. There is something to do about it?a CPU upgrade will help? Or BIOS update? (-If I'll need to update my BIOS - is there some guide in this website to help me do that?) THANKS!!!!

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Hello, i have Lenovo ThinkCentre M91pCpu- i5-2400  3.10GhzRam- 2x2gb DDR3 1333MHZPSU- Deepcool 500w novaDoes any gtx1050 gpu will work on my pc?motherboard-lenovo is6xm 

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I have a Lenovo M91p SFF, Has anyone ever recased the internals to another case? I've been doing a gaming build and would like a different case. Thanks for anyhelp!

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Hello,I purchased a used PC Lenovo M91p series S4DNVP1 No. Machine Type 0266 (integrated graphics Intel HD graphics 2000).I have not yet bought screen.Can you tell me what version of DisplayPort supports this machine: 1.0, 1.2 or 1.3 or something?This would allow me to purchase the screen that should at best. Thank you in advance

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Hi,after installing the Windows 10 fall creators update 2017 (1709), my M91p doesn't wake up from sleep any more. Before the upgrade it worked fine. Now I have to shut it down the hard way and restart - then it will continue at the point where I left off. Any ideas on that?Best regards,Sebastian

A:M91p doesn't wake from sleep after 1709 upgrade

Addendum: installed the latest BIOS and drivers provided by Lenovo.

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It keeps getting random blue screen of deaths that says critical structure error without a error code. Been using it with windows 10 64bit for 3 years until i updated it and put in a new gpu (EVGA 1060 3gb SC OC), didnt have this problem with new gpu untill recent months. Will downgrading to windows 7 or doing a fresh install of windows 10 fix this issue? Computer specsI5 24008gb ddr3 500gb hdEvga 1060 3gb 400w psu 

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Hello,I purchased a used PC Lenovo M91p series S4DNVP1 No. Machine Type 0266 (integrated graphics Intel HD graphics 2000).I formatted and delivered Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.The problem is that when I ask to put it to sleep is not flashing light and impossible to get sleep, I have to press and hold the on / off button to turn off.When I again, it says "Windows Resume".Can you help me please?

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Hi all I have recently bought a Lenovo M91p thinkcenter Desktop as an upgrade to my old i3 PC. Old Spec is as follows:Coolermaster Thunder 600W power supplyIntel DH55HC motherboardi3 CPURadeon HIS HD 7950 Graphics card8GB RAM500GB HDDI have transferred my old 500GB HD and Power supply to the new Lenovo desktop and everything booted fine.Then I installed 2x 2GB extra into the Lenovo M91p (Making it 8GB), and upgraded the 500GB HDD to a 1TB. So my new spec is as follows:Coolermaster Thunder 600W power supplyLenovo Q67 motherboardi7 2600 3.4 Ghz CPU8GB RAM1TB and 500GB HDDEverything Booted fine. Then I tried to install my old Graphics card (The Radeon HIS HD 7950 Graphics card). All i got was a blank screen, no beeps, no BIOS... Nothing.At first, i thought my power supply wasn't enough... So i tested a 750W power supply in the pc. Still nothing.Then I thought the motherboards BIOS was outdated... Updated it... Still nothing. I even tried updating the firmware of the graphics card. Nothing.The graphics card definitely works because I tested it in my old machine and it worked 100%.However, I took my graphics card to my supplier, and he tested it on another one of his PCs... Didn't work there either.My PC's BIOS doesn't have support for secure boot, in case anyone wants to know.I have run out of ideas now... Any one able to help? 

A:Lenovo M91p Desktop not booting with new graphics ...

There's a white list of graphics cards the BIOS will recognize. The HD 7950 is a 180w card, well in excess of what the factory power supply can provide for (and the case/fans sufficient cooling for), and is not one that Lenovo would provide BIOS support for.
 
Use the search engine above to see what cards other owners have successfully used in their M91p.

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Hello,I need to upgrade my Lenovo Think Centre m91p as it's super slow even after re-installing OS.This is what I have  I have already upgraded RAM to make it 6GB but that almost made no difference, but if I update CPU to IntelŪ Core i7-2600 Processor what that speed up the PC a lot?

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Greetings all. I scoured the forums for an answer, but couldn't quite find what I was looking for. To be brief, I own an M91p SFF (Model 3227). I've already maxed out the RAM. I need to upgrade the PSU as much as possible because I'll be running Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (no need for or interest in), and want to install the GT 1030 card. I can't seem to find any definitive PSU information about this machine. So, I'm asking - what is the MAXIMUM watt make and model you've found to use? I've seen posts give some vague information, but not enough so that I can actually order one. Thanks in advance for the help!

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Hey folks,
 
Got an M93 with Win 10. Lenovo solution center asks to do upgrades on BIOS and a bunch of drivers. Did that, and now I can't boot the computer. 
 
Tried pressing F1 after pressing start button, no help. Can't enter BIOS, still stuck at lenovo screen. Also tried Ctrl+Alt+Del on that screen, blacks out then stuck at lenovo screen again. 
 
Please help and inform, thanks!!!
 
James
 
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A:ThinkCentre: Stuck at Lenovo splash screen after lenovo solution bios upgrade

I would try resetting the BIOS using the jumper, or by taking out the CMOS battery, wait a minute or two, and then replace it and try booting up. See page 73 of the Hardware Maintenance Manaul linked below for location of the Clear CMOS/Recovery jumper (# 20) https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/m83m93p_hmm.pdf Clearing the CMOS (BIOS)1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer. 2. Remove the computer cover. 3. Locate the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper on the system board. 4. Move the jumper from the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2) to the maintenance position (pin 2 and pin 3). 5. Reinstall the computer cover and connect the power cord. 6. Turn on the computer and leave it on for approximately 10 seconds. Then, turn off the computer by holding the power switch for approximately five seconds. 7. Repeat step 1 through step 2. 8. Move the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper back to the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2). 9. Reinstall the computer cover and connect the power cord. Good Luck, 

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Dear Lenovo community, please try to help to solve the following problem:I have Windows 8.1 OSAfter recent update and restart my computer I got this problem - it's not booting upAfter pushing power button it starts as normal (fans, lights) but I have black screen ? It stays like working with proper fans noice but display is blackBIOS mode doesn't boot either with small button, this I don't understand why bios is not working neither...I try to power off and start again - the same situationIndicator of hard disk on the front panel is blinking with constant tempo I have this problem since one week and sometimes laptop starts booting as normal after like 5-10 mins waiting with the black screen; and then works normal; when I send him to sleep it's also no problem to wake him up but when I reboot or shut down problem comes backsometimes I can keep him running after start like half an hour but it's not booting, then I shut him down and start again, and maybe again. This can start working like randomly...today I tried to install windows again but after restart it's not booting again. What this could be? What can I do? If this is the problem of hard disk, then at least bios would start normally... or it's a problem of motherboard? Thank you in advance for your support!

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So my dad bought me this lenovo g480 back in 2013 which i am currently still using. Last year, I got into Linux and then thought why not dual boot Kali Linux into my laptop. So I downloaded the Linux image and I was so excited to install it. So I needed to disable secure boot from the UEFI Firmware Settings, but for a whole month I tried every single method I could find online to get into UEFI (holding/tapping esc/f1-f12, etc.) I restored my laptop to factory settings but I still can't get it to enter UEFI settings. Its been a year now and I still can't get it enter no matter what I try.

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When I turn on I don't get the Lenovo startup LogoIt goes directly to a Boot Manager, with options and from there doesn't boot.I use Fedora Linux as OS, and I tried to boot with a live usb.When I insert the USB the boot manager shows the drive option, but doesn't do nothing, maybe its not FAT.What do you suggest to solve the situation?Why did this happen? Thank you!

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Hi, my Lenovo Yoga 2 13 (20344) doesn't boot anything: Linux live-sticks, Windows 7 and 8 install sticks all start to boot, but then suddenly stop. For the Linux-stick, see the picture. Windows 8 stops running that pointed circle, that shows somethings happening. Windows 7 brings a blank screen after the "Loading windows" bar.I've tried removing the battery, the WiFi card, the m.2 SSD, everything I could imagine was faulty, no change. I don't have an OS installed.Any ideas? 

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So my dad bought me this lenovo g480 back in 2013 which i am currently still using. Last year, I got into Linux and then thought why not dual boot Kali Linux into my laptop. So I downloaded the Linux image and I was so excited to install it. So I needed to disable secure boot from the UEFI Firmware Settings, but for a whole month I tried every single method I could find online to get into UEFI (holding/tapping esc/f1-f12, etc.) I restored my laptop to factory settings but I still can't get it to enter UEFI settings. Its been a year now and I still can't get it enter no matter what I try.
 
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After a clean Win 7 or Win 10 image is loaded and all the drivers installed and sucessfull reboots I proceed with the Win updates.  After a Win update and rebot Win will not load.  In Win 10 it goes into a diag routine that does not solve the issue no matter what is selected.  I have found that I can get it to finally boot with a Safe boot and then shutdown power off.  After that it will come up. I have reimaged it five times now tryng Win 7 or Win 10 home and professional and all the same results Thank you for any advice Intel Core i5-2400 Processor(3.10 GHz 6 MB)Memory: 2x 8 GB PC3-10600Hard Drive: 1x 2 TB 7200  

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54

PXE boot for 4518 & 4524 takes repeated attempts before accepting DHCP connections. Is there a BIOS or firmware release that can make network booting reliable?Unlike 8215(M52), 8810(M55), 6072(M57), and 7483(M58), the M91 takes multiple attempts to acquire a network connection and begin download of the image. When the units attempt connection, it drops to the cabling error message, but the ethernet port is displaying a solid orange led and blinking yellow led as if the cable is connected properly and will work fine once the operating system(Windows 7) is loaded. The issue is not effected by boot order or delaying when ?Enter? is press after the option is chosen.

A:M91p PXE boot issue

Ihave the same issue check cable error on boot.I found a way to boo PXEt with m91punplug the cable when you bootpress F12 to show the boot menuthen plug the cableand select to boot to the network card.It is a very strange behaviour.I updated with the last BIOS version available from end of may with the same issue.Lenovo guy's it seems to be a general issue can you check that?!?!?!?!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

Hi, I am using Lenovo Flex 5 with SSD only.  I am trying to dual my system with Ubuntu 16.04. I have created the bootable USB, disabled secure boot and Fast boot. But I dont see any option to change boot type from UEFI to legacy. Also there is no option to set the boot device.      

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

When I turn it on, it continuously cycles between the "Lenovo" with black background screen, to a black screen, then seemingly restarts itself and continues over and over. When I hold down the reset button near the power cord, it shuts down the pc, turns it back on, and the cycle begins again. What are my options? Also The PC shipped with Windows 8, but I upgraded to the free windows 10 back when that was available. If I have to reset the PC, it'll reset to Windows 8 right? Will I be able to get it to Windows 10 again?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi , I have some Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p dekstops which I try to boot over our network in uefi pxe boot but no luck so far. Our pxe network server is setup to work with uefi only so I set m91p in bios to uefi mode and tryed to boot over pxe but I think network is still in legacy mode, with other type of boot option I have two options to boot ( for example usb flash drive - legacy and uefi boot in submenu to choose in auto bios mode , in uefi bios mode it boot directly in uefi the usb flash drive ) but for the pxe boot its the same in uefi bios option and auto/legacy - connects to network pxe , try to boot and same error for too big size like we get if bios is set to legacy ot cms mode. So my question is it possible to boot in uefi pxe mode this desktop ? Or we will need to change pxe server to allow and working with legacy.Thank you for your answers.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

All,I have a problem with my computer when booting from SYSLINUX Power Data Recovery.It says the following "System doesn't have any boot option. Please select another device"I have a EFI based PC and can't install plop or do anything. I have to recover a house plan sheet I created in Sweet Home 3D. And when I try to boot it, I get only one option, and that is the Windows Boot Manager. I had no problems with the older Lenovo BIOS on my other G780 PC.All the best,BM

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