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L560 can't change BIOS values

Q: L560 can't change BIOS values

I have a Thinkpad L560, i can access the BIOS but i cannot chane any values. The supervisor password is empty, when it asks for the bios password i press enter and says "OK" and i enter the bios, i can navigate through the menus but i can't change any value. what could be the problem?

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Hi all, On an X1 Carbon, 5th generation (Win10), I cannot change values in the BIOS (e.g. switch FN and control, enable Virtualization). Entering the BIOS works as well as exitting. Just nog changing some of the values. Any idea what is going on? Thanks! Frans

A:X1 cannot change BIOS values

Sounds like a supervisor (BIOS) password has been set

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Hi all.I'm setting up my new T460P to substitute my glorious W520, and I'm very sad about the choise at the moment. I cannot figure out how to change the boot order in the BIOS.I get into the bios (not so easy and not so stable...), go to the boot order and then... I should press the "+ or -" key to move the objects up and down through the list. I tried everything. I think near any combination of keys, but nothing.I cannot find the right key combination to send the "+" or "-". Could you please help me to change the values in the BIOS of my T460P? Thank you very much! 

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Good morning,

I will try to explain this best to my knowledge. I have a worksheet that will work as a report. This report will be based on Contracts. In one file (Physical) I can have multiple contracts. All linked to the same file number.

Example if file number 1234-45678 as 2 contracts then my code will automatically add the information required, adding 2 contracts for file number 1234-45678.
Therefore my initial row 5 (Example only) will add a new row underneath and will add the following information:

A5: 1234-45678 B5: 002 C5: 1234-45678/001/HS
A6: 1234-45678 B6: 002 C6: 1234-45678/002/HS

So my column A will always be the same linking the 2 contracts. 1234-45678/001/HS and 1234-45678/002/HS belong to file number 1234-45678.

If I need to make an amendment, in house an amendment is to make modification to a contract. In my column B I will always have the amount of contracts. In the example above the amount for Contracts is 002.

If I make an amendment and the reason of the amendment is a Termination, therefore cancelling one contract to create another one, I need to be able to change all information in my Column B vs All information from Column A. So for Example:

If
A5: 1234-45678 B5: 002 C5: 1234-45678/001/HS
A6: 1234-45678 B6: 002 C6: 1234-45678/002/HS
And I need to make the above modification then I need to add another Contract but change all information from my Column B (Made in a userform, already establish). So the above example will become:

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A:Add Values in column And change Values in another column vs .find match function

The code for Sheet5 ("Report") is the following:
Code:

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.EnableEvents = False
On Error Resume Next

'This function will add a new row if the number is higher than 002
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("M5:M1000")) Is Nothing Then
NumRows = Target.Value - 1
For R = 1 To NumRows
Target.Offset(1, 0).EntireRow.Insert
Next R
End If

'This function will copy the information onto the next rows adding a /??? and /HS
'This will depend on the number that the user has inserted in "Contracts" in Column B
If Not Intersect(Target, Range("M5:M10000")) Is Nothing Then
On Error Resume Next
For i = 1 To Target ' stops the code looping
tmpArr = tmpArr & "," & i
Next i
With Target

With .Offset(, 1).Resize(.Value)
.NumberFormat = "000"
.Value = Application.Transpose(Split(Mid(tmpArr, 2), ","))
.Formula = "=A$" & .Row & "&""/""&TEXT(ROW()-" & .Row - 1 & ",""000""""/HS"""""")"
.Value = .Value
End With

.Offset(0, -12).Copy .Offset(0, -12).Resize(.Value)
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I updated my Lenovo L560 BIOS without viewing it's prior version to 1.46. While booting it updated flashing the BIOS successfully, but failed for ECP. Please suggest what to do in this case.

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Hi, I was wondering if you could help me, I want to upgrade the BIOS of the L560 from 1.18 to 1.43. Each time I try this, it boots into the bios system, I select bios update and follow the steps until the screen says that it will reboot, but it never does. (see screenshot) Frozen at this screenAfter hours of waiting, trying to long press (20 sec) the power button shuts down the computer. Afterwards the computer boots but displays "Secure Flash Authentication failed!"After forced rebootAfter that I have to long press (20 sec) the power button again to restart the computer and it boots back into the 1.18 (I have also tried to update to version 1.22 or 1.17 (downgrade), with the same results)And also tried to "upgrade" to the same version 1.18 as well, which doesn't work because the system says that there is no new version. Do you have any tips how to upgrade the BIOS on the L560? Kind RegardsOlaf

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Hi,I have a new L560 and want to enable the num lock with system start. I found several posts about activating via Win registry, what was successful already - but using bitlocker I need the num keyboard before Windows is starting.I checked the BIOS but I did not found the right entry or something that sounds in the right direction.Someone any ideas or experiences?Many thanks in advance. 

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My Remote Procedure Call (RPC) isn't able to be enabled.

I've found that maybe changing the values in the registry might fix my problem.
However i'm not able to change the value that is needed
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_RPCSS\0000
When I try and change the value of the ConfigFlags DWORD from 20 to 0 it doesn't let me.

In dos it says: Access Denied
In GUI running a script it says: Some values could not be added because they are in use by the system
and in the GUI Registry it says: Can't change the current set values

please help

A:RPC to fix, but Can't change registry values

You have to have admin rights and some keys can't be altered. It varies based on the version of Windows being used (ie: Home or Professional).

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I have a problem I was playing Halo 2 on my new GPU and looked at the overdrive section in ATI CCC and the current values are way low for my card. I looked around and saw that it might be because of the 2D state that it looks low. I loaded up Halo 2 and even when I'm in the middle of playing the GPU Usage is at 99% yet the current values are still low. I tried to download the latest drivers and CCC and still no dice. I want to know if I can manually override this low power state so I can get the full potential out of my GPU?

My System is:
CPU: Intel i7 950
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E
GPU: ATI HD 5870
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM: Corsair XMS3 6GB

A:ATI CCC Current Values Don't Change

What kind of power supply do you have?

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At our company, we use mostly HP ThinClients with ThinPro operating system which comes with HP Velocity software. This software is a pain for us since we are using VoIP client in ThinPro and HP Velocity make changes in the packets sent over the network which makes the VoiP client not able to login to the server. Turning off HP Velocity solves this for most of the time, but somehow, even if it's turned off, something is not completely off regarding Velocity which sometimes still changes the header of the  packages thus making VoIP impossible. I have googled this alot and found out that there is something called "IP Option Beacon" that does this.In ThinPRO there is an option called ipOptionMark=1 in a file related to Velocity that can be changed to =0 that solves this.On page 37-38 in the Velocity manual this is explained.http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c04867252-1.pdf  I have done what is written there and it works fine and solves our problem, but as stated on page 37 as a note, setting in that file in that location is wiped after reboot which is totally correct, but no where in the manual is there any mention of how to make this change permanent. Can anyone please help out with this? // David

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I got a virus on going on vista and each time I load up and start I get a blue screen after a few seconds. I know theres a startup entry that is doing this but I can't get to it in time. But I dual booted with 64-bit Windows Xp Pro, is there any way I can change the values or delete the exe? By the way, it also happens when I boot in safe mode.
 

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After updating ATI Technologies Inc -Video-ATI RADEON XPRESS Series 200 via Windows update, the power settings change themselves after I run a video... MPG, AVI, etc, using Winamp. RealPlayer or MediaPlayer, but only when connected to the internet. (AVI files run from my hard drive do not trigger a change) I tried a system restore, uninstall and reinstall of ATI software, power scheme restore (via Kelly's Korner download) and scanned using cmd sfc /scannow. The problem persists. Attached is my HJT log. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:18:14 PM, on 10/31/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy\SBCSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Vista Start Menu\VistaStartMenu.e... Read more

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;===========================================
; Rainmeter configuration file
;===========================================

[Rainmeter]
Author=minhtrimatrix
AppVersion=1.0
Update=1000

[Variables]
fontColor.Text=255, 255, 255, 160
bar.color=255, 255, 255, 50
graph.line1=255, 255, 255, 75
graph.line2=255, 255, 255, 37

FontName=Calibri
FontHeight=10
AntiAlias=1


[Mse_DriveAccess]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=Plugins\PerfMon.dll
PerfMonObject=LogicalDisk
PerfMonCounter="Disk Bytes/sec"
PerfMonInstance="C:"

[Mse_TotalC]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=C:
Total=1

[Mse_FreeC]
Measure=FreeDiskSpace
Drive=C:

[MeterRightLine]
Meter=IMAGE
X=0
Y=-3
W=110
H=110
ImageName=Disk.png
LeftMouseDownAction=!Execute ["C:\"]

[MeasureTotalSwap]
Measure=SwapMemory
Total=1

[MeasureUsedSwap]
Measure=SwapMemory

[MeasureFreeSwap]
Measure=SwapMemory
InvertMeasure=1

[HDD.txt]
Meter=STRING
X=120
Y=4
FontColor=255, 255, 255
FontSize=12
FontFace=#FontName#
StringStyle=normal
AntiAlias=1
Text="System HDD:"

[TotalSWAP.txt]
Meter=STRING
X=120
Y=22
FontColor=#fontColor.Text#
FontSize=#FontHeight#
FontFace=#FontName#
StringStyle=Italic
AntiAlias=1
Text="Total Swap:"

[TotalSWAP]
MeasureName=MeasureTotalSWAP
Meter=STRING
X=240
Y=0r
FontColor=255,255,255,255
FontSize=#FontHeight#
FontFace=#FontName#
StringAlign=RIGHT
AntiAlias=1
Text="%1B"
AutoScale=1

[aHDD.txt]
Meter=STRING
X=120
Y=38
FontColor=255, 255, 255
FontSize=11
FontFace=#FontName#
StringStyle=n... Read more

A:How do I change the values in this rainmeter skin for another drives

Post a link to the skin and I will look at it.

Jerry

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We have just had Excel 2003 installed on our computers at work. The problem is when you download a file to format it into spreadsheet form most of the numbers are being shown as text. There is a small green triangle in the upper left corner of each affected cell. When you click on it you get a menu showing, Number Stored as Text, Ignore Error. To change it from text I would have to click on Ignore Error for every cell. In a large spread sheet that is too time consuming. How can I correct this more easily? Thanks.
 

A:Need help to change text to values in Excel 2003

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Is there a way to change the values for Quick Launch, from regedit ?



Can i make it more "tiny" ?
I explain you why i wanna do that : i want to get my taskbar very tiny, but when the Quick Launch is enabled, i cannot.
If i disable the Quick Launch, the taskbar looks tiny, the way i want.
But i wanna keep Quick Launch, enabled, and at the same time, taskbar should look tiny, too
Is there some tricks to do that ?
Thanks.

A:Is there a way to change the values for Quick Launch, from regedit ?

@stereo Do you have a picture of how tiny the taskbar looks without the QL bar, and what are the steps you use to make it tiny? I am not sure I understand what you mean by tiny.

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Hi

I am using Windows 8.1 Update and Windows ADK.

Without using the ImageX command, how do I change the volume image flags values displayed with the Dism /Get-ImageInfo /ImageFile:"<WIM_File_Path>\<WIM_Name.wim" /Index:<Image_Index> command?

Where are these values ​​stored?

Thanks

Bye

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I am able to access my HP-15-ac104la Notebook BIOS setup (Pressing ESC before booting) however I'd like to make it bootfrom my internal DVD. I am also able to change the booting order (with in BIOS) however when I do want to change the actual booting value (little arrow next to the wished value by pressing the ENTER key), the little arrow never changes from the internal harddisk to the internal CD Rom. and when I reboot the computer the computer stubbornly keeps booting directly from the local harddisk and not the internal CD ROM. I want to point out that within BIOS, booting from CD ROM is ENABLED. Please help. Thanks a lot Any little help is always appreciated. Jesse

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Hello,

I would like to change the sign (from (-) to (+) and from (+) to (-)) in my data. It looks like on the image. I would like to change the sign of columns B, E and H. Any idea how would I do it ? I was trying to find some function in Excel but without results.

Regards,
 

A:Solved: Change values sign of Excel data

mulitiply all the values by -1
All negative values will become positive and v.v.
 

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I updated my ThinkCentre m900 Tiny tonight to 8D after my Lenovo contact told me about the update that should resolve some boot problems. However it locked up during the portion after reboot so I had to do boot block recovery. I was able to set the serial number and machine type after reflashing again. My question: How do you fix the other values? System Brand IDSystem UUIDPreinstalled OS LicenseOA3 License Key IDOA2.1 Marker It appears they all got lost.





Red Hat - SSMEThinkCentre m900 Tiny - ThinkPad W541 - ThinkPad Yoga 260

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Lately, I have installed 2x 4 GB RAM sticks into my HP Slimline s5-1200z a few hours ago, however, upon doing this, my graphics for my games have been messing up, and sometimes my AMD video driver will crash, causing major annoyance when trying to play any games I intend to play. When I downloaded an application called Portable SIW, I noticed something quite alarming, as shown in the picture below, circled.


Here is a second picture for reference.


And for another reference.


Any possible reason for this to occur? Thanks if you can help.

A:BIOS reports wrong values in RAM, crashing AMD video card

Well; since you are saying the bios is reporting wrong values; you probably should check your system board "builders" site to check for any bios updates that may hopefully correct this issue. If not; also check the ram modules one by one to make sure non of them are bad and that none of the ram slots are possibly bad. Take all ram sticks out and put one at a time back in and see if you can pinpoint the issue.

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This is the code i got so far it will go though and pick the users that have the appropriate status "A" and paid "No". I need it to then copy those users that are appropriate to the Mail Extract sheet. I think i am ment to have a Dim or something in there arn't I. The macro is under the Modual 1 Thingy... If you can help me please do so PLEASE. The data to be copyed is on the Band Members sheet.

=======================================================
Sub MailExtract01()

!!! I know i need some DIM stuff here too!!!

'If filtering
Sheets("Band Members").Select
Range("A3").Select
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 5).Range("A1").Select
For Each Cell In Range("Status")
If ActiveCell.Text = "A" And Selection.Offset(0, 2).Text = "No" Then

!!! This is where i need the copy code to go, I think !!!

End If
Next Cell
Sheets("Mail Extract").Select
Range("A1").Select
End Sub
=======================================================

I need the code to filter though every person and check if the status is “A” and the Paid is “No”. After the filtering I need every person with an “A” under Status and “No” under Paid to be copied to the “Mail Extract” worksheet. I have got all the code to filter though the cells but how do i get this to then copy the appropriate members to the "Mail Extract sheet. There is a code of the file i am working on attached to this post.

Any help will b... Read more

A:Excel: Checking values in multiple cells and transferring values to another worksheet

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This is the code i got so far it will go though and pick the users that have the appropriate status "A" and paid "No". I need it to then copy those users that are appropriate to the Mail Extract sheet. I think i am ment to have a Dim or something in there arn't I. The macro is under the Modual 1 Thingy... If you can help me please do so PLEASE. The data to be copyed is on the Band Members sheet.

=======================================================
Sub MailExtract01()

!!! I know i need some DIM stuff here too!!!

'If filtering
Sheets("Band Members").Select
Range("A3").Select
ActiveCell.Offset(0, 5).Range("A1").Select
For Each Cell In Range("Status")
If ActiveCell.Text = "A" And Selection.Offset(0, 2).Text = "No" Then

!!! This is where i need the copy code to go, I think !!!

End If
Next Cell
Sheets("Mail Extract").Select
Range("A1").Select
End Sub
=======================================================

I need the code to filter though every person and check if the status is “A” and the Paid is “No”. After the filtering I need every person with an “A” under Status and “No” under Paid to be copied to the “Mail Extract” worksheet. I have got all the code to filter though the cells but how do i get this to then copy the appropriate members to the "Mail Extract sheet. There is a code of the file i am working on attached to this post.

Any help will be ... Read more

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Hello Everyone,
(This is kind of long but I didn't know how else to explain everything)

There are two parts to my question below.

I have a spreadsheet with roughly 40 columns

An Example of some of the columns would be:

Code:

B1 = Client Name E1 = Travel F1 = Backup G1 = PC Install H1 = Data Recovery | X1 = Total | AE1 = Summary
B2 = Tony Smith E2 = $70.00 F2 = $0.00 G2 = $95.00 H2 = $0.00 | X2 = $165.00 | AE2 = (See Below)
B3 = Tom Daniel E3 = $70.00 F3 = $0.00 G3 = $0.00 H3 = $725.00 | X3 = $795.00 | AE3 = (See Below)
B4 = Rene Little E4 = $70.00 F4 = $125.00 G4 = $95.00 H4 = $995.00 | X4 = $1285.00 | AE4 = (See Below)

Currently this spreadsheet is being analyzed to be used to track field technician jobs and figure everything out for accounting.

I have been asked to please make a cell with a list of the information above so that accounting can just copy and paste from that cell into quickbooks in order to send these people out a receipt instead of having to retype everything into quickbooks. This list has to be based upon whether or not there is a value greater than 0 within that cell then it will grab both the heading cell in the first row and the value of that cell it was checking and place it as a line item in another cell.

I know how to do half of what they are asking and if I was dealing with 1 column I can do the other half.

I know how to list items in 1 cell using the c... Read more

A:Excel: Checking values on multiple cells and transferring values to 1 cell

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In sheet 1 Column A has current values, Column B has the new value for each entry.

Column A Column B
Old value New Value

Document 1 SOP-001
Document 2 SOP-002
Document 3 SOP-003

In sheet 3 has a list of entries
Column A

Document 1
Document 3
Document 3
Document 2
Document 1

What formula can I use to automatically replace the value SHEET3:ColumnA with the appropriate value from SHEET1:column B? The lists are quite long. Resulting in a list on sheet 3 that looks like this:
SOP-001
SOP-003
SOP-003
SOP-002
SOP-001
 

A:Solved: Excel-Substitute values from a list of new values

Hi bongiojf, welcome to TSG.

You can do this with a vlookup formula, assuming that the old values are in the leftmost column and that they are sorted alphabetically.

On sheet 3, in column B (or any blank column) use this formula for the first cell and then copy it down the rest of the column:

=VLOOKUP(A1,Sheet1!$A$1:$B$3,2)

Change the range $A$1:$B$3 to be the range of data you have on Sheet 1. The number 2 at the end of the formula indicates that the new values are in the second column from the left. If they are not, change the number accordingly. For example, if they are in column D, the value would be 4.

Once you have the new data in your blank column, you can copy the column and paste special/values over the existing data on sheet 3.

Hope that helps.
 

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I want to insert into my database; 1 of the fields is a 'created' field. eg if its August then is I need to create a variable in vb with August in it. ANd Date onComm is Today's date (now).But the rest of the fields are from an linked xcel spread sheet. How do I code this? At present I have in SQL
INSERT INTO CommCustomer ( Accno, Contractno, DateonComm, Amount, CommDate )
SELECT [ Acc] AS Accno, Milcar.[Contract No ] AS Contractno, Now() AS DATEonComm, [ Rec] AS Amount, MonthName([DateonComm],True) AS CommDate
FROM Milcar
WHERE ((([ Rec])<>0));

But I get invalid procdure call; I actually want it in VB.

sql = "Insert INTO CommCustomer (Accno,CommMonth,Contractno,DateonComm,Amount)" & _
"SELECT "[ Acc], [Contract No ], [ Rec], " & _
" FROM Milcar " & _
" WHERE Rec <> 0 ;"

So my question is how do I insert 2 fields that are not from the select clause - I actually need to use values from them?
 

A:Insert with Values and values from a Select clause

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Two questions:

1. This first one is a question about what two registry keys do. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > services > Tcpip > Parameters > DNSRegisteredAdapters > *Corresponding NIC*. What are the Flags, and RegisteredSinceBoot
keys? What do they do?
2. I attempt to change the values of these keys. They go back to their original values if I restart, log in, or run ipconfig /registerdns. 

Here is some background. I am on an IT engineering, and I have been looking into a DNS issue we have had for quite some time. The issue is that our AD DNS server records do not update for about half of our machines. We have timestamps dating back a couple of
months (I know, I know, scavenge. The team in charge of that is in the process of getting that set). I have been looking into a multitude of things to ensure all computers' DNS records update. 

In my testing, I have checked several machines and notice that those keys mentioned above have the values of- flags = 2, and registeredsinceboot = 1. On the computers that aren't updating their values are 0. I have attempted to change to 2 and 1 on a computer
that isn't updating, but the values always revert back to 0. 

Perhaps the issue we are seeing isn't related at all to the keys presented, but if you can help me identify the purpose of these keys, and how to save the values if changed, that would be greatly appreciated. At least for testing purpose. 

Some mor... Read more

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Trying to set up a FP monitor, and in the process I tried changing the bios setting from onboard AGP (flat panel wasn't working with this, had to add another video adapter card) to PCI, thinking I could change it back if ineffective. But now my display on the monitor that WAS working is black, so I can't undo my mistake.

How to undo damage??
Thanks.
 

A:bios change, now can't view monitor to change back

If you remove the battery on the mothernoard
for a minute or two, the BIOS loses it's
current settings and goes back to the defaults
that will work on any system. You'll have to
let it auto-detect hard drives and everything.
 

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I made a clean installation and downloaded necessary drivers from Lenovo's support site. 
It has been a long time since I have had this laptop, so I decided to update the BIOS as well.
 
The updated BIOS version is B0CNA0WW. I'm uncertain of my previous version, most likely the version that the laptop was shipped with, as this is the first time I updated my BIOS.
 
 
Is it possible to revert to previous BIOS version without any further problems?
And if not, how can I get rid of the utterly displeasing BIOS splash in the boot? Or maybe change the splash image?
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

A:Revert back to previous BIOS or change displeasing BIOS splash screen

https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/b0cn79ww.exe
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/b0cn79ww.txt
 
I would leave your current BIOS alone.
Maybe another user can help in the BIOS screen change.
 
Note: Bios is unsigned, you may get a warning message during download.
 
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.*

So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to format the partition, I cancel the installation. After restarting windows, it stuck at bios. I restart again and change SAT to AHCI. Restart, still stuck at bios. This time I cannot enter BIOS, recovery or change boot media. Assuming the boot sector has corrupt, will reseating the cmos battery will fix this *problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.*

A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
6. Restart.

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Starting this thread so people can post their experiences with BIOS 1.17.  Poll response options (you can copy and paste the applicable option below into your reply): 1) Updated to BIOS 1.17 and also changed graphics from hybrid to discrete in BIOS and rebooted successfully. 2) Updated to BIOS 1.17 successfully, but have not changed graphics settings in BIOS. 3) Still on BIOS 1.15, but planning to switch to 1.17 shortly. 4) Planning to stick with 1.15 for now.  I'll start things off:I do not use Linux (not currently at least). I fall under scenario #3 above - I am still on 1.15, but planning to switch to BIOS 1.17 soon.

A:BIOS 1.17 - User experiences poll. (Fixes BIOS graphics change bricking issue)

1) Updated to BIOS 1.17  on a P1 and also changed graphics from hybrid to discrete in BIOS and rebooted successfully.
 
Flaky behavior by Lenovo Vantage app offering me updated drivers when everything was current. If you accept, then the installation will eventually hang. No other issues noted and my HDMI audio is working properly.
 

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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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Hello:

This is my first post here, so hi to everyone.
I just got an ASUS X401a Notebook and I want to use a flash drive to boot from Linux.
I need to change the sequence in the BIOS so that the flash drive is first choice to boot from.
I have no problem accessing the BIOS utility, but it allows me to alter only some settings. Those in blue colored font I can change those in black font I cannot. What drive to boot from first is in black and not adjustable.
I used command line to work as admin and I also set up a password for admin in the BIOS to access the BIOS utility, but still no go; some things are allowed to be changed some aren't.

Any help is appreciated.

A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

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I errantly switched the BIOS setting from Raid-AHCI to IEDI while attempting to allow my system to recognize a newly installed SSD.  The plan was to clone my HDD to the SSD as the boot drive, but it wasn't seen in windows.  Initially, was able to see it in the BIOS settings.  Long story short, I switched from Raid-AHCI to IEDI and have not been able to boot the PC since.  On boot, the pc turns on and the fans for the power supply and NVIDIA cards spin, but there is nothing visual taking place on the monitor. It's as if the devices are getting power, but the motherboard doesn't know they are there.  Tried clearing the CMOS (unplugged, took out CMOS battery, held reset button) and that didn't seem to make a difference.  There is supposed to be a "recovery" jumper on the MB (E15), but the pins seem to be missing on my motherboard, so that's not an option.  I'm pretty sure that if I can get the MB back to Raid-AHCI mode, it should respond for me again.  Unfortunately, without access to the BIOS on boot, I have no idea how to do that.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.  Thanks in advance.

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 Hi,trying to change BIOS language using HP Bios Configuration Utility but get Error code 6 - Access Denied (failed due to BIOS permissions).BIOS version is THI vA0.08.I can read (get) successfully but cannot change any setting...tried to change other settings unsuccessfully.What am I missing? Do I need to set a password first?

A:Can't change bios language - HP BIOS Configuration Utility -...

I should have mentioned...language is currently Dutch and I would like to set it to English. I removed the * and placed in front of English...essentially following instructions in the manual so that is not the issue.thanks in advance for your help ?

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Has there been a resolution to this? We too are trying to change a BIOS setting and getting the same messages. We know the password is correct and have tried serveral different ones during our testing. C:\Temp>"c:\Program Files (x86)\HP\BIOS Configuration Utility"\BIOSConfigutility.exe/setconfig:HP_Mini_Bios_PO_Set.txt /cspwdfile:1to8.bin<BIOSCONFIG Version="" Computername="MYPC" Date="2017/04/19" Time="15:45:13" UTC="-5">        <SUCCESS msg="Successfully read password from file" />        <ERROR msg="Unable to process command. Password is set, but password provided is invalid" />        <ERROR msg="BCU return value" real="10" translated="10" /></BIOSCONFIG> If we don't include the password file we get C:\Temp>"c:\Program Files (x86)\HP\BIOS Configuration Utility"\BIOSConfigutility.exe/setconfig:HP_Mini_Bios_PO_Set.txt<BIOSCONFIG Version="" Computername="MYPC" Date="2017/04/19" Time="15:45:01" UTC="-5">        <ERROR msg="Unable to process command. Password is set, but no password file is provided" />        <ERROR msg="BCU return value" real="10" translated="10" /> We are working on an HP 260 G2 216UT. Thanks.

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Hi all,

Due to the motherboard's PS2 socket (KB nd mouse) was broken, so I need to use the USB (KB and mouse) instead. It's ok for general operation. However when I want to change some setting in BIOS (MB), it just let me enter BIOS setup screen then I can't do anything (because the keyboard no response at all). I've try cool boot the computer many times then press the "del" key but it just me enter the BIOS and do nothing. Pls HELP and advise what to do.

Is there any program I can use to change the BIOS (MB) setting in windows. many thx.

The Motherboard I am using is Asus A7M266
 

A:Cannot change MB Bios setting after change to USB KB

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I have a Satellite C70-A-170 and I updated the BIOS from V1.50 to 1.60 under Windows because the DVD drive was not displayed in the boot menu before. Now I have the new BIOS on it, but I can not adjust there. No button reacts. A BIOS downgrade is denied me. Does anyone have any advice / advice on how I can overwrite the new BIOS again? Helmut

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I have an Acer Aspire 5733z laptop. And I was just wondering if I can change my bios ID, if this even exists, or to change my bios string. But I am not so sure on how to do this. Because I have an Insyde bios, unfortunetly. And my bios is very limited in settings, which has no "Power" tab, and no "Advanced" tab. And I am very upset about this. But I really want these Power and Advanced tabs to show up in my Insyde bios. So please help me out here, I am asking you.


Because I was thinking of like downloading another Insyde bios from like an Acer Aspire 5742z model laptop, or an HP laptop Insyde bios, but I do not know if that is possible. So any kind of help will be greatly appreciated. That is all I want from you. So please get back to me as soon as you can on this. I would really like my Insyde bios to have a Power and Advanced tab a lot.



And also just let me know if I can change my bios ID, and or my bios string, so I can upgrade to a different bios for Insyde. I have a Insyde bios chip, so any bios should work. But it has to match with my Pentium dual-core processor, I am assuming. Which is what I have. So please get back to me soon with answers. Thank you very much!

A:I would like to know on how to change my bios string or bios id

Please do not create multiple threads for the same issue.
Stick to your other thread:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/i-would-like-to-know-on-how-to-change-my-bios-string-689857.html

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There I was, just plugging along and my L560 (bought Jan, 2017) turned off and won't restart.  If I connect the charger cable, the power button flashes 3 times quickly.  If I push/hold the power button for a few seconds, it will stay light for about 6 seconds and then go off.  No fan sounds.  No disk sounds.  Nothing.  I tried the following (resetting the CMOS) and there was no changeUnplug the charger / adapter.Remove the battery. (If your model has a removable battery, not an internal one)Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. Re-install the battery, plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.Windows 10 (but doesn't even get that far)

A:L560 won't start

Sounds like a real problem.  Are you still under warranty?
 
If not, I would try removing the memory and try to start.  Do you get the 3-3-1 beep pattern?  If yes, try a different memory chip.

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There I was, just plugging along and my L560 (bought Jan, 2017) turned off and won't restart.  If I connect the charger cable, the power button flashes 3 times quickly.  If I push/hold the power button for a few seconds, it will stay light for about 6 seconds and then go off.  No fan sounds.  No disk sounds.  Nothing.  I tried the following (resetting the CMOS) and there was no changeUnplug the charger / adapter.Remove the battery. (If your model has a removable battery, not an internal one)Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. Re-install the battery, plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.Windows 10 (but doesn't even get that far)

A:L560 won't start

Sounds like a real problem.  Are you still under warranty?
 
If not, I would try removing the memory and try to start.  Do you get the 3-3-1 beep pattern?  If yes, try a different memory chip.

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The specifications page list TPM 1.2, the user guide says there's an option for a "Security Chip Selection" in which you can select "descrete ..., however my L560 does not have that selection option and I'm stuck on TPM 2.0 only: I am on the latest BIOS version, 1.34, and I have done a "Setup Defaults" but the option is no where to be found.

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Hello,brand new L560 with Windows 10.my Delock eSata II (66224) expresscard isn't detected (not even an unknown device)Any Idea? Would be appreciated.Conrad

A:L560 expresscard eSATA

Ho found it!In Bios -> Power option -> PCIexepresse -> Generation 1 (change from automatic)Something like that.

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Hello. I'm interested in upgrading the original FHD screen on my thinkpad L560 to UHD one.For what I have seen the replacement screen for a P50 visually fits but wonder if anybody knows if this upgrade is feasible. Thanks!

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Hi I've installed a second drive in optical bay, the drive is visible in bios and at windows system, but when i'm trying to boot from this drive there is no option when i press f12 i can only select the first hdd0 the same is in bios boot options, only the first drive hdd0 is available. Is there any option to boot from second drive ? BR

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