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Question: Bios

Sorry to post this thread again... but i need to know very soon...
how do i open up my bios.. and how do i change my Dell Startup logo from Bios..

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Answer: Bios

I did post part of the answer

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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

Answer:BIOS virus/rootkit? - Unknown threat by AVG - "Bios Update\Award" folders, BS_Flash.sys, BIOS.sys and a dozen of m...

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Well, I chose the boot as "legacy bios only" after receiving the x220. I did a clean install of Win7 ultimate 64bits (which means the setting soft provided by Lenovo does not work) and then updated the BIOS to 1.15. After all these, the machine runs mostly fine but I noticed that I could not log into the BIOS setup any more. Pressing F1\F2\F12\thinkVamtage when the bootup screen shows up (press thinkVantage bottom....), and nothing happens. It does not beep as it did before and does not respond to the buttom press. That means I could not choose bootup device either - it will log into Windows from HDD no matter how you tried to boot from other devices. Any ideas on the problem? And I guess resetting the BIOS might solve the problem, but how? Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Can not log into x220 BIOS? How to reset BIOS setting without entering BIOS setup?

Try turning the system completely off, then power it on and press F1.I've seen strange cases where pressing F1 doesn't work on a warm boot.  It always works on a cold boot.

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hello i have buy a probook 6560b  from sombodynow there is a bios passwordi dont have the pasword  en nether other person what do do now

Answer:want to go into bios buth need a bios pasword for bios admi...

@denzeezot Contact HP and they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request. Or download these files. Insert clean USB flash drive. Then run USB Image tool. Choose the flash drive then click on RESTORE. After restore remove flash drive. Insert flash drive into locked laptop and boot. ?If HDD is installed remove before booting.? At C:\OUTPUT   type CD..  ?Then hit enter? Type HPBR   ?Then hit enter? First thing is to save your settings. Select #3 re-program. Press ?S? to save system information. Type HPBR and hit enter. Since your model is not listed select ?SHOTGUN.? After reboot repeat ?SHOTGUN? a second time. REO I must inform you that these services are not endorsed by HP, and that HP is not responsible for any damage that may arise to your system by using these services. Please be aware that you do this at your own risk.

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Hello all, I have a SL500I have upgraded to windows 7 home premium yesterday,so i just got all my the software and Lenovo applications updated since i need to reinstall all of them.I also came across with an update on the bios, so i proceeded. I originally had a password set, its the one that I need to enter soon after I switch on my laptop,NOT that one use to log in and out of windows. ( I am not sure if its called the BIOS password)After updating the bios, i was asked for a password when it reboot, however it didnt take my original password anymore. I am not sure if all passwords get erased after updating bios, if it did, i dont get why it still asked for the password when i reboot.  As i kept trying and kept getting the password wrong, i got this message " system halted"After that, the system just reboot again, and from this time on, it never asked for any password when I switch on my laptop. Everything still runs fine, HHD didn't get formatted. But then there is one problem, I can not get into bios now. Would anyone have any ideas what happened to my laptop or solutions to the above situation, please comment and advise. Your help will be much appreciated.Thank you.  

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I disable Bluetooth in Bios and upgrade Bios , can't find Bluetooth selection in Bios . And I upgrade old Bios but lost too. BT will light a monment when my computer power on and  it stopped working and it does not show up in the BIOS I/O Port access.  press FN + F5 i can see my wifi icon but my BT is missing . 

Answer:X201t disable Bluetooth in Bios and upgrade Bios , can't find Bluetooth selection in Bios

hey qbaby,i would like you to goto device manager, uninstall the current driver for your bluetooth then go to and reinstall the driver.

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Hi everyone,
I have tried new Lenovo Product: IdeaPad 500 ISK with Intel Real Sense Technology.
It is great experience with this device in my country whereas price / perfomance is super great .
However, one unbelivable issue coming when I have tried to replace the DVD (ODD) with a SSD drive.
Using a caddy bay at ODD, testing through F11/F12 Boot Menu Selection, we get the following results:
1. Internal HDD: SATA 3.0 (6.0Gb/s) Hard Disk 750GB
Caddy Bay: SATA 3.0 SSD Samsung 850 EVO
=>> Unable to Boot through SSD (F11 Selection, also not appear in BIOS) also not detect SSD after booting to Windows.
2. Internal HDD: SATA 3.0 HDD 750GB
Caddy Bay: SATA 2.0 HDD Toshiba
=>> Both drives detect in BIOS and Windows.
3. Internal HDD: SATA 3.0 HDD 750GB
Caddy Bay: SATA 3.0 HDD Seagate
=>> BIOS and F11 selection only detect Internal HDD but Windows could detect also using Caddy Bay Hard Drive normally.
I have also tested some other cases with different Caddy Bay Brand, Hard Drives, with Switchs change in Caddy Bay and got the same result.
Making some research over Internet I have found some other users got the same issues like this.
To sum up, it is right time for Lenovo to help us with new BIOS which bring better compatible to SATA 3.0 device under their SATA 2.0 port for DVD. (This is also a strange in design which a new powerful Skylake still have some SATA 2.0 Port).
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Answer:500 ISK - Suspect BIOS Compatible (SATA 3.0 Hard Drive on ODD via Caddy Bay not dectect by BIOS)

Hi, anybody here?I have contacted with Lenovo Support also no feedback ?

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Hi All ! Excuse my poor english because i'm french.

A friend gives me his Notebook (a Satellite 4090CDS exactly) because he had a probleme.
In fact, the problem is that when I switch on the computer, i have one and only one message(not even the red toshiba logo) which is "Ready for BIOS update. Place the BIOS update diskette in the drive, and press any key when ready to proceed."

So I go on french toshiba website, in the BIOS download, i find that i have to download this update:

Ok, i download and unzip it to a diskette and i boot the notebook with the disjette, it said that the update was made successfully and automatically reboot.
This time, the red toshiba logo appears, but next i have a black screen with a message:

**** Bad check sum (CMOS) ****
Check system. Then press [F1] key.

And after that, i can't do anything, not even press F1. If i reboot the notebook, i meet myself one more time with the first message "Ready for BIOS update..." and it is still and still the same.

If anyone could help me to understand what is the problem, it would be very nice.


Answer:Satellite 4090 BIOS issue - "Ready for BIOS update..." message appears

It sounds as if your CMOS chip has a problem. It?s possible that the CMOS battery has failed and your BIOS settings are being lost.
Maybe the RTC battery is empty. In this case you should plug the AC adaptor to charge the RTC battery.
Please note that the RTC battery (CMOS battery) will charge after the notebook main battery was fully charged. In this case the charging procedure could take several hours.

But if after this long charging procedure this message appears again so I assume the battery is dead.
I suggest you contact your nearest ASP to get your notebook checked.

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Whilst updating the BIOS the system froze at step 7 of replacing the BIOS code, needless to say the laptop will not boot as the BIOS is now corrupt.

I have the BIOS.BAK but need advice on how to restore the BIOS. I copied the BIOS.BAK to a usb stick and plugged this into the laptop and then powered on the system (I've tried holding down F, F2 and together). I can see that the usb stick flickers initially but clearly does not progress with the restore.

I hope someone might be able to advise how to use the BIOS.BAK file to restore the BIOS.

Answer:Satellite C660 - BIOS Update Failed, help needed to restore BIOS.BAK file

Unfortunately I cannot help you with this but check please this interesting thread -

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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

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


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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On BIOS 1.88 have fix description:= = =[Problem fixes]
- Fixed an issue that system no VGA output when install Ultra Dock with 4K monitor.= = = My L540 laptop with Ultra Dock without 4K monitor ( just plug an LCD 1440*900 monitor), it will always hang on first BIOS Post(after Windows normal shutdown), force shutdown, power up again. it can normally boot. Does the latest 1.89 BIOS have the same situation? I can not update due to it no way to rollback old version BIOS.= = =[Important updates]
- Update includes a security fix.
(Note)If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to 1.89 or higher,
it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 1.89
for security improvement.= = = HPBird

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Hello I upgraded my BIOS recently (I believe from A04 to A06) because I felt it might be needed to support a CPU upgrade.  Problem is, the new BIOS adds no new features that I can see, and takes 10 seconds longer to boot.  Fastboot is enabled.  This is a problem, since I recently installed an SSD and this new BIOS appears to be doing nothing, and is getting in the way of an otherwise lightning fast boot.  
What is the correct procedure for restoring the system to the BIOS which it shipped with?  I think I can remove the battery, but is there not a preferred method? Also, it is remotely possible, given the processor upgrade, that the old BIOS will not boot.  I would prefer not to put in the old processor, reinstall the new BIOS, put in the new processor... Decades ago, a floppy disk would have come to the rescue, I believe Dell has a procedure for installing a new BIOS from a flash drive if a system fails to boot, what is the correct procedure? 
Thank you in advance for your assistance. 

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My Sat M30 laptop start with an bios error. The error says "Resource conflict, edit bios setting or boot" If select "boot" computer hangs before windows completely starts. I remove the wi-fi and the modem module and the same error appears. I can't upgrade the bios because the windows don't start. The bios version is 1.7. The laptop is UK version. If select "edit bios", bios start but I can't find any resource management.


(sorry for my english, I am from Spain)

Answer:Satellite Pro M30 Bios error Resource conflict - Edit bios setting or boot


I think the error ?edit bios setting? means that you should access the BIOS and should set the BIOS back to the default settings.

Please do this, save the settings and try to boot up!

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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. 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 there, I am having more problems with my lenovo u410, I am trying to keep my cool but so many problems.. After having NO HELP from staff on I decided to you know use that One Key Recovery Feature to reset the computer back to the original state. So i did so....everything went fine (so it seemed), sadly the WIFI feature was NOT FIXED, same thing was still occuring right off the bat. I decided to take a look inside the bios, sadly I CAN NOT access the bios at all anymore, before using the One Key Feature, i was able to go in and at bios at free will. Now I can not access it at all. (Yes i tried every method outthere to access the bios, i do my searching before posting). Even the one key button option that says "Bios Setup" doesnt work , if i choose it, it takes me straight to Windows 8 OS. So i was wondering how can i recover the bios? Within windows 8 registery it says that bios version installed isLenovo 65CN94WW . so Clearly the bios is there but I am not able to access it. I would really appreciate some help. Is this version of bios the latest vesion?   Please SOME HELPFUL information would be very useful. I am losing alot of potential work.


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Answer:Lastest Bios to flash for Lenovo u410? (I can't enter bios at all, OS starts up fine)

Same problem! What about a solution, Lenovo!SSD Caching doesn't work and there is no posibiility to fix it without access to BIOS. Reason for return your product!

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I have a Dell Latitude D630. It has an admin password for the bios. Nothing is locked except for the settings. I can't change any of the settings in the bios. It lets me boot to windows just fine though. My question is, since I don't know that admin password for the bios, if I upgrade the bios firmware, will the admin password be deleted? Since I'm flashing the bios, I would think that all the settings will be lost. Is that the case?

Answer:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?


Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?

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I am guessing that something quite wrong was done in 2.20 (and it persists into 2.21). There was no such errant behavior with 2.19, as I've confirmed by reinstalling 2.19.  Works perfectly and boots promptly and the BIOS Setup utility works lickity-split with 2.19, just like it always has.  But with the install of 2.20 the behavior changed drastically.
Looking at the README for BIOS 2.20 this definitely seems like the culprit:
[Problem fixes]- Fixed an issue where fan might rotated with max speed due to not reading CPU   temperature correctly.- Fixed an issue where system might not boot to OS when attached an external monitor   and its USB3 devices.- Fixed an issue where network boot might happened at reboot after resume from suspend   by Wake On LAN.
At first I thought I had blown the BIOS update, since my screen was simply black for what seemed like 1-2 minutes after displaying the Lenovo logo and "press ENTER to interrupt" message.  I pressed ENTER repeatedly but nothing happened, for a long time.  Eventually, the hard drive activity LED on the P70 started flashing, and seemingly almost 2 minutes later, the machine came to life and boot process continued normally.
Then, once I entered the BIOS, I used the right-arrow key to navigate through the tabs.  No problem until I got to the Security tab and then pressed right-arrow one more time to navigate into the Boot tab... and it hung!  Didn't go ri... Read more

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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, I have a T420 4180-LVP, and recently I updated the bios to 1.43 (I think it was this update that caused my discomfort) and am no longer able to perform the boot for install (with dvd or usb, none of the right) windows 8 when I enable UEFI Only in bios. How do I install windows 8 secure boot on my thinkpad?

Answer:T420 4180-LVP bios 1.43 not boot to install windows 8 with bios options UEFI Only

Hi, carlosrrjr
In the BIOS, there should be a settiing for Secure Boot, and it is likely set to Enabled. If this is set to Disabled, and the Boot Order settings are set properly, then you should be able to boot from external devices like a DVD. Just make sure the Optical Drive appears before the Hard Drive in the boot menu. 
Hope it helps,

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Well, I have used the BIOS updater listed on the drivers/bios updates section of Toshiba website, on Windows vista x64 and offcourse I have used the x64 executable.
Strangely, when I reboot it, it requests a bios password that I have never inserted. So I suppose the update inserted a password automatically. Now I can't boot from any device so I cant use the laptop.

What do you have to say about this?

Answer:After Vista x64 BIOS update Satellite A200-1KB PSAE6 requests BIOS password

Hello MC

Have you founded some answers? Nobody offered here real explanation what can be wrong there. Have you maybe contacted authorized service partner in your country. They have contact with Toshiba and I am pretty sure they can help you about that.

If you will find out something regarding this password issue please let us know.

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I've set a new supervisor password in BIOS containing a special character, which is a question (?) mark. BIOS version was 15. Password setted just fine. But after that, I'm unable to login to BIOS. I can't even type that question mark now, just hearing a beep sound. I logged into Windows, updated BIOS to version 20 from there, but no luck. I tried to enter without that special character in password, but didn't work too. Someone please help. Thanks. Password that I used like: somE78?

Answer:Unable to log into BIOS with password contained special character - IdeaPad S215 BIOS v20

Hello there,I'm sorry to hear that you're having issue with your password but due to forum rules, It's forbidden to share any information related to passwords. At this point, if you still have valid warranty, I suggest you to contact support line for further information and help.Hope you understand the situation here.

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Hello my friends ! A time ago i bouhgt two Lenovo ideapad 100 14 IBY (FreeDos Version) and install Windows 10 on it with UEFI and GPT Partition Table. All works fine until i want to play around with Linux and install UBUNTU Mate in UEFI on one of them. The install was easy but the Performance on Ubuntu with Bay Trail and the don't working Bluetooth was a reason to switch back to Windows 10. After that the Problem beginns. The Bios don't let me save changes anymore (only time and date !). There was no UEFI ESP and GPT Support since i install UBUNTU and the Bios Menu looks like that:Bios Entries on a blank DiskBootingThe Disk is Blank there is no ubuntu on there (Don't know waht the EFI Entries are no Hardware is connected). And when I boot also go to Network Boot there.(No Matter a USB Stick is connected). So what i did: # I Dismantle it and disconnect Battery and Cell and wait half an hour. # Nothing changes !# I change the HDD. # Nothing changes !# Reflash the BIOS by edit the plattform.ini - CheckByBios=1 - Error Cannot mount EFI Partition. # Nothing changes !# Install Windows 10 - Make mbr2gpt.exe and bcdedit and bootrec. # Nothing changes ! I can install and run Windows 10 in MBR and BIOS Mode on it. But no USB Stick was displayed in Boot Menu. So now Iam on my Limit and the Question is there a way to put UEFI and GPT back on it or does the BIOS locked in this State. For me UEFI is MALEWARE so why can a simple UBUNTU damaged my BIOS and ... Read more

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Hello,I have a laptop that is really, really just weird. When I hit the power button to turn the laptop on I get the lenovo screen then says please wait. to interrupt start up press lenove button. So after waiting 20 min I hit the esc button and then the laptop has a low pitchy consonant beep.Then after 10 min I pressed an function button not sure witch one. And windows boot..... Turned the system off and tried it again same thing happened. I went and upgraded to the newest bios, was on 2.05 ... Even though its not listed on there revisions site.First boot seems that everything was OK, rebooted laptop again and is still given the issues, after second reboot.I though OK... Reboot again loaded the default config and saved that and the issues still occurs. I have tested the ram and have run a long hard drive test using hdd manufactures disk. Anyone have an idea as to what this might be Im out of ideas.Thanksdw5304

Answer:lenovo model 0769 bios hung till pressing esc bios version 3.05

Is that a 3000 N100 0769? Assuming it is, Check in bios (F1 on boot) for your boot order.May be trying to boot from lan/network? If so,exclude from boot if you do not boot from a network. Also in bios, disable "quiet boot" under Advanced taband see what happens. You should at least get a screen to readas it boots, may be a clue there. Do you mean "low PITCHED CONSTANT beep"?  

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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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I am look for a last ditch help on fixing the BIOS/POST problem on a perfectly fine E6230
I was attempting to make a powered eSATA cable work when I enabled the SATA 4 and SATA 5 button in the BIOS.
After reboot... nothing..
I have been told it is a motherboard failure but this is too co-incidental!
I have tried a reset of the BIOS by disconnecting all power even the BIOS Coin battery .... nothing - no POST - although the LED shows that laptop is detecting lack of memory and HDD
A search shows that for INSPIRON laptops the BIOS can be unpacked and re-FLASHED to reset.
Does anyone know how to achieve this with the DELL Latitude Laptop or another way to reset the BIOS setting please?

Many thanks for any help or advice

Answer:Reset or Re-flashing BIOS Dell latitude E6230 - BIOS Corrupted will not POST

You can click the link below for steps to resolve a corrupted bios.
BIOS Recovery options on a Dell PC or Tablet

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I recently bought a T430s (Type: 2352CTO) and thought I should try to update the BIOS from version 1.11 to 1.16.I downloaded g1uj07uc.iso and burned the BIOS CD. After restarting the computer with the CD, I get an error message:BIOS directory was not found. The process did not complete.I also tried the BIOS flash utility method and got the same error.Anyone have this problem recently? Any suggestions?Two year old messages about other computers suggest that the motherboard needs to be replaced.


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Answer:BIOS directory not found error message - update BIOS T430s

How did you burn the ISO? Using Windows or some other utility?

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HI, Please skip to paragraph six for the actual issue I am having--the preceding paragraphs include info that may help to identify how to fix this. I am posting this using my HP desktop running Windows 7 as my Lenovo Ideapad 110 cannot connect to internet as explained below: Firstly, Sorry if I am breaking community guidelines in any way with this post. I did multiple searches but only came up with "forgot my BIOS password-how can I reset it" type posts. I am looking for urgent help to get back into the "BIOS" of my Lenovo IdeaPad 110 running preinstalled Windows 10. Everything was running fine until yesterday. This is when I made the mistake of thinking I knew more about the system than I actually seem to lol :/ So, yesterday--I entered the "BIOS" screen upon startup using F2 (function key+F2). I went on to disable wireless connection ability (to test something unrelated), and also switched Boot from strait UEFI boot mode to legacy/UEFI boot-with UEFI being the default boot option.  I don't know if any of the above have to do with the issue I am now having but I wanted to share it just in case. Here is the real issue as of now: Also yesterday at the same time while in "BIOS", I also went on to set an "admin password", the one you must type in before you can even get to the lenovo splash screen to enter "BIOS". Basically I believe this is referred to as a POST password although I am not an expert cleary (hence asking for the experts' he... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad 110-Set an Admin PW in BIOS, Now I can't access BIOS after entering the correct PW?

Sorry for the double post but I just saw this information and thought it might apply to me, please let me know what you think:  

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   My laptop use Phoenix 89CN25WW and now I want to have a BIOS file of Lenovo Ideapad S410p (touch) or Lenovo Ideapad S510p (touch) to repair the error because BIOS of my laptop was corrupted BIOS firmware    Please help me !    Thank you so much for your support !  Click here for image   Mod's Edit: Image(s) converted to link(s) due to size.  Photos are limited to 100k size per forum guidelines.                     Please refer to About Posting Pictures for more information.

Answer:[Lenovo Ideapad S410p] Help me ! Please ! BIOS of my laptop was corrupted BIOS firmware

Unfortunately the Lenovo Download library does not have BIOS updates available for either of the models you have listed.  What you might do is a search on the Internet to see if a website like BIOS Mods has something available.

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When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including  the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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My XPS 15 9550 laptop received a Dell update notification to install BIOS 1.5 about 3 days ago.  I did the update and it initially appeared to succeed.  Today I rebooted the laptop for the first time since updating, and it failed to restart.  It does not POST or show the BIOS screen.  The power light illuminates when pressed, and goes out when pressed again (after a short delay). The keyboard illumination comes on while the power button is lit. Other than that, there is no sign of life. If I power on with the 'D' key pressed, the screen does show the color-flashing LCD test.
The symptoms are exactly as described in this thread from May:, exactly.  I did all the same diagnostic steps listed there, and got absolutely identical results at each step. The BIOS recovery proposed there also failed identically for me.
The final message in that thread seemed to state that it was a motherboard failure.  It's just too much of a stretch that my motherboard would fail in the exact same manner, immediately following a BIOS update (unless you classify a corrupt BIOS as a motherboard failure?).
What other steps can I take to clear and reload my BIOS, if the USB stick with BIOS_IMG.rcv and Ctrl-Esc-PowerPlug recovery method never succeeds? 

Answer:XPS 15 9550 dead after BIOS 1.5 update, doesn't POST or show BIOS

The previous thread link seems to be broken above, but the text of the URL looks correct.  I'll attempt to link it again, here:

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I took out my 1TB 5400RPM Harddrive that came with the Ideapad Z585 and replaced it with a faster 500GB 7200RPM Harddrive.  I then changed the boot sequence in the Bios to start from the CD/DVD drive and installed windows 8 from Windows disks. I also installed the necessary drivers.  I made the new drive have only two partitions and no recovery partition. After installing windows the laptop was working great until I pressed F2 and went back into the Bios.  While in the Bios I changed the boot sequence back the way it was to boot from Harddrive first.  I also removed my password. Now everytime I try to save and exit the Bios the screen goes black, then goes right back into the bios. I removed the 500GB Harddrive and went back to the original 1TB harddrive that came with it.  Now the Bios works fine.  How do I make it so the bios works with the new drive? Thanks for the help Greg

Answer:Ideapad Z585 stuck in Bios boot menu - Can't exit the Bios

When windows 8 was installed was it in uefi mode and the disk formatted as a gpt disk? I'm referring to the 500 Gb 7200 rpm hdd. Aditional question: Is the Windows 8 that you use 64-bit?

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Hello all,
Just bought this laptop from ebay and I am looking to upgrade my current BIOS (A03) to the latest one (A23). But I am not able to install this latest BIOS (A23) unless my current BIOS is (A05). I follow the instruction on Dell support site and trying to download (A05) but it does not show anything in the links.
Where can I find this (A05) BIOS for my laptop?
Here is the instruction provided by Dell Driver and Download:
1. Please note that if the A04 or before A04 BIOS is currently installed on your system, you must first update to A05 BIOS and then flash to the latest A-rev BIOS.A05 link: Please note that if the A05 or after A05 BIOS and before A08 is currently installed on your system, you must first update to A08 BIOS and then flash to the latest A-rev BIOS.A08 link:
Looking forward for your assistant and thanks in advance for all your help.

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Hello all -      I've done a lot of reasearch on this and have not found the solution. It all started when I tried to access BIOS, and I cannot. I've tried the lenovo button, F2, F1, delete, etc and none take me to BIOS, they all just boot windows 8.1. I tried pulling the battery, holding down the power button and booting back up, still no dice. I haven't tried Fn+F2 yet, I just read that one this morning.      I found the BIOS update on the website, attempted to follow the instructions and the 'public' file I click on opens the BIOS flashing utility and starts reading the BIOS and then stops with the error 'winflash64.exe has stopped working' and says 'exits with error 255'. Nothing seems to work. I found one post that suggests that I could need to disable DEP to make it run? I haven't tried that yet because it wasn't for this same laptop. What is the difference between the 'public' and the 'private' files? I have also read that the 'private' file will work, but I don't want to do it out of order. Do I need to do both?? My computer works and I want to keep it that way.       There's nothing really wrong with my computer other than not being able to get into BIOS (and wifi drops and itelligent pad stops working) so I want to solve that incase I experience a hard drive failure or want to replace the drive. How do I go about making this work?      Also - any ideas on wifi connectivity or the in... Read more

Answer:Z580 BIOS update failing with winflash64.exe stopping - can't enter BIOS -

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
When you used the Novo button to enter the BIOS Setup were you sure the computer was completely shut down ?  Try holding down the shift key and then select the shut down option. 

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When I turn on my computer yestereday it loaded the post screen briefly than went directly into BIOS setup. When I exit the bios setup the screen goes black flickers than goes back into BIOS setup. BIOS recognized hard drives and cd roms, and boot sequence was correct. I decided to deal with it tomorrow or today.. When i turned it on today it booted to my 2nd harddrive (which also has an OS installed) went into bios booted from my main harddrive and the computer worked fine for about 20 min. I was browsing the web and microsoft outlook kept trying to open eventually everytime i closed it pop right back up couldnt access taskmanager keyboard couldnt type however i could manuever with the arrow keys. Powered down and when i rebooted had the same problem as before.. wont get past bios setup. I have tried reseting the CMOS jumpers but that didnt have any affect. tried booting with soley; each hard drive (separately), cd rom, and with each stick of memory. All running into the same issue. Any ideas?

Home built...
Windows XP Pro SP3
ASRock K10N78M Micro ATX motherboard
AMD Athlon 5600X2
WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
XFX Geforce 9800GT 512MB
1TB Samsung HD
500GB Western Digital HD
Liteon DVDRW
Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer
Antec TruePower Trio 650 Watt

Answer:Boots Directly To Bios setup, exiting cycles back to Bios

Have you tried another keyboard?

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Like a complete idiot I upgraded my bios (to 1.80) for Satellite A30 (PSA30E). I've noticed two problems.

a) during boot I no longer get any welcome screen, and cannot access the bios or boot from other devices - so if I want to boot from CD now I can't - e.g. impossible to reinstall OS in the future

b) the battery suddenly wasn't fully charged and hangs persistently on 99% (apparently)

c) who knows what else could be going wrong

I'd dearly love to undo what I've done, but it doesn't seem possible. How on earth do I fix this, since clearly the bios update is flawed. Can I find an earlier bios update file (and how to use it)? Can I fix this one?

Anyone any thoughts?


Answer:Bios update Satellite A30 - can't access bios and no full charge light


Firstly may to ask why you have updated the BIOS. If everything works the BIOS update is not necessary.

Ok, how did you try to access the BIOS? Usually the F2 button should be pressed immediately after notebook starting. You can try to press several times.

But you can boot from ODD on different ways. You can press C button and the notebook will activate the booting from the drive or you will press F12 and you will choose the ODD as booting source.

I don?t know why the battery power freezes at 99% but you could try to remove the battery and wait several times. Then connect it again and check the battery status.

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When I tried to update win8.1 updates KB3000850, it failed via auto-update or installation. Follow the Microsoft guide to restart laptop into safe mode, installation failed also. Then I chose safe mode with minimum way to restart laptop. Then laptop halted down at Lenovo logo.At first, I thought bios is modified by windows8.1(x64) and it can't load any hard disk to boot. With a couple of days test, I found a way to flash BIOS at very beginning of laptop boot. BIOS can be updated. But there is still no startup option to set boot sequence. My laptop is still halted down at Lenovo logo, same as BIOS update. I can only access bios by keeping real clock error which I generated by clearing BIOS.if no real clock error, i can't access bios. And f1 and f12 doesn't work. At the lonovo logo screen, Enter doesn't work also although it hints me to press Enter.In my laptop bios, there is no startup option even I udate it.can somebody help me on this? Lenovo service center just aksed me to change board.Here I share the bios crisis recovery solution for s230u, may also for other models.Laptop: ThinkPad edge s230u twist 3347-3QCBios: 1.67, UEFI.OS:windows 8.1 x64How to do BIOS crisi recovery:1. Download bios(exe version) from Lenovo website2. Run it, and release file. Uncheck the installation at last. Remember the release location. You can get the bios in .fl1 format, mine is in ..\gduj21us\GDETA9WW\3. Rename it as BIOS.cap and copy it into a new formatted USB stick with FAT32 in root directo... Read more

Answer:thinkpad edge s230u twist can't access bios by F1,bios recovery

Can any one help me?enter, f1, f12 : doesn't work.always halted down at logo screenNo startup or boot tab in Bios.can't boot into windows

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Toshiba 5205 - Serviceman / Call Bios - Need some help.

I flashed my bio's and the laptop locked up in windows and didn't shut off after the flash.

Now when I turn the laptop on, I get no picture and the front of the laptop has a remote lcd display that says: Serviceman / Call BIOS.

I have already remove the laptop's battery and let it sit a full day to killthe bios, but I get the same error and still no picture.

How can I fix this? The bio's should be dead by now. Am just using the ac-power pack for power. I tryed plugging the battery pack back in and I have also put the bio's battery back in. and I get the samething error message on the remote lcd.

There must be a way to get around this, if anyone knows please let me know.

Answer:Satellite 5205 - After Bios update - Serviceman / Call Bios message

Hi Jim,

Unfortunately removing the battery will not reset your BIOS. The BIOS is maintained by a separate battery on your motherboard (the CMOS or RTC battery) and you will need to dismantle your notebook to access this battery. Even removing the CMOS battery will not reset your BIOS since it will be held in a non-volatile area of the CMOS chip.

You will need to take your notebook to a Toshiba Authorised Service Agent to have the chip reflashed with a new BIOS.


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I have problems with entering the BIOS and boot. My device requests a password, what can you do? Toshiba service centers in our city is not present. All I could do - press control, tab, control, enter, and the machine gave me PC Serial

Sorry for my English, I used Google translator.

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Hello all,

I have a Satellite P850/040 and after updating BIOS to the new version 1.50 I have checked that a BIOS user password has been configured, though I can boot the operating system.

This is incredible. I'm very disappointed with Toshiba.

How can I remove that password? Maybe with any JCMOS jumper?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Re: Satellite P850 sets a BIOS user password after updating to BIOS 1.50

>How can I remove that password? Maybe with any JCMOS jumper?
Unfortunately something like this will not work. Best thing you can do now is to contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.

You must not be disappointed. I know it is stupid situation now but make a call, explain the situation and the guys will help you.

Can you find phone number?

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A few days ago I had some problems with my HDD so I brought a new one.  To install Windows in the new drive I plugged in the DVD drive that Lenovo ships with the laptop and tried to boot from it. That failed and BIOS got like "programmed" or stuck with configurations that doesn't let it recognise any boot media no matter if it is a USB stick or HDD, no matter if I try to change the configuration of the BIOS it would always get back to the initial state of not being able to boot I even tried to reset it by unplugging its battery and the laptop battery but the only thing that happens is system time starting from 0 while any other configuration stays the same.  I thought this could be fixed using crisis recovery mode, but the laptop doesn't recognise the BIOS loaded on the USB and never make any sort of beep or alert noises, the screen doesn't show anything either and fans just get to 100% I really need help to solve this problem, it's like the BIOS got stuck in the last configurations before plugging the DVD drive in. (The Boot menu still showing that there's a USB booteable device even when it is not plugged in).

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I had a strange set of circumstances today. I was trying to update my memory from 2 to 4g. My system would not boot with the new memory and the bios gave 3 beeps. After removing the new memory, the system would boot to XP but I had no video. I powered down and powered back up. I now had video but the system would hang. In Safe Mode, it would hang after the following entry system32/config/system. Note I never observed any windows error messages, just the hang.

I used the Recovery Console from an XP CD and did a chkdsk /r and chdsk /f
I also ran fixboot

None of these solved the problem.

I then ran fixmbr
Recovery Console displayed some kind of caution message that I had a "invalid" or something MBR and that it might prevent me from access partitions or something.

Well, I ran fixmbr anyway since i was out if ideas.

Now when I try to boot, it is freezing during the post process. When I hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup, it says "entering setup" but it never does. It seems to be hanging right after the drive detect process.
Note I have one standard IDE drive © and 2 SATA drives. Windows XP is installed on one of the SATA drives.

Any ideas? Let me know if you need any more info.

Answer:BIOS Hang, unable to enter BIOS Setup after running FIXMBR

This sounds more like a BIOS = hardware issue. Since you have been inside the case it is possible something got nudged loose. Re-seat your memory and video card if it is an add-on.

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Hello: I have a Win7 Ideapad U410. tried upgrading to Windows 10, terrible performance, tried updating to 65cn99ww BIOS for Win8, FUBAR'd everything all the setup for Win10. installed Win8 as the  65cn99ww BIOS was for Win8 but couldn't fflash the 68cn21ww BIOS. Found apparently untouch 65cn13ww bios, flashed and now unresponsive. I can get into the BIOS but no matter what I do it won't try booting anything USB / external USB Install DVD, or HDs. Tried the hold power button for 15 sec without being plugged in to reset the BIOS, going to try disconnecting the battery and try the 15 sec power button reset again.  As it won't boot from a USB I don't think any of the BIOS mod people's tricks will help re-install the bios, especially since I cannot get ahold of the original or other BIOS file without the Lenovo install exe. Any suggestions as to what to do now?- Try to buy a new motherboard?- is it possible to get another BIOS chip?- will disconnecting the BIOS battery help?- Take it to a service agent? or just get a new computer :-( Thanks  Dave

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Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A105-4284, Model #: PSAA8U-0FH02K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS, so I didnt know what else to do but shut it off. Now, when I try to boot it up, it gets stuck in the same place it did during the flashing; on the Toshiba splash screen with the status bar at the bottom showing about 20% complete. I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows. Other options available on this screen are Press F2 for System Settings and F12 for Boot Menu. Pressing F2 results in a beep and the status bar changing to "Please Wait..." but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait. Pressing F12 doesnt do anything. Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version 6.00; Intel Calistoga CRB.T3A Reference BIOS; VERSION.MAK 1.53; (looks like its running POST and recognizes CPU, Cores, No TPM or TPM has a problem, and system RAM and stops there. What is my best course of action?:

- shorting out the CMOS battery (I've tried this on the solder pads marked C88, with no laptop battery, with and without the wi-fi, ram and hdd installed; Im either doing it wrong or its just not working )
- trying to reflash BIOS chip (I tried this; turned the laptop on and held down the 'c' key to boot from cd, but still got stuck at the same place)
- replacing the BIOS chip
- something else?

Any guidance or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Answer:Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot

Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.

Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?

I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance

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Hi, this is my first post on this site. My friend suggested it for me, so here's the deal:
I'm having quite a few difficulties with my custom PC running Win8. I think most of them relate to just having Win8 beta instead of Win7. Now I have Win7 and I'd very much like to install it, but I need to access my BIOS in order to do so. But here comes the problem that I cannot access my BIOS for some unexplicable reason - at least that's what I think.
I have tried everything you can do when the computer starts - pressing all the F-keys, pressing delete. Delete will make the computer not even go to Windows, but instead just remain a black screen. I'm thinking it's going into the BIOS but for some reason my monitor doesn't pick it up.
Now, I know that all my hardware works perfectly, my monitor can display everything perfectly when I'm inside my OS, and besides a few flaws in the Win8 beta - there's nothing out of the ordinary. Plus I can run heavy games like Sleeping Dogs and Battlefield 3 on highest settings, no problem. I've tried booting with my Win7 install cd in, but it will still give me a black screen.
I've also made sure all drivers for my motherboard are up to date and installed.
Any help would be appreciated!

Motherboard: P8Z77-V (ASUS)

Answer:Black screen in BIOS, but Windows boots up just fine. Need to access BIOS.

Try to reset the BIOS just in case. Here is more info:

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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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BUG: bios hang when external usb cd connected and bios uefi usb support enabled Hi;just tried to boot from external usb cd - and it hangs the w520 bios completely;the only way to boot at all (say from internal hdd) with external usb cd still connectedis to disable uefi usb cd support in bios, which makes cd unusable for boot,but then this external usb cd still works ok under linux;I am curious if anyone has a workaround for this?I am running on bios v 1.32thanks;Andrei. 

Answer:BUG: bios hang when external usb cd connected and bios uefi usb support enabled

There are four USB ports on the W520 and they are not created equal.  Are you using the powered yellow port?

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 The computer wont start.   After pressing "ON" one can hear a vibration sound, it turns on an orange LED.   Stays black for two  minutes; then screen does light to a dim night-blue color.     This is for a Split x2 13-g110dx (windows 10 64bit). Already tried:  hard reset and going to BIOS (Windows button + "B"). Also tried booting from  a USB drive.   It did not work (see screen below). Any suggestion(s) of how it can still be revived ("do it myself")? Thank you.                                       Screen message  

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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.*

Answer: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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As per subject, after installing Ubuntu 17.10, the BIOS has been changed with two results:1) it's not possible to save new BIOS settings - after re-booting, the old settings are restored2) not possible to boot from the USB - not recognized anymore so for many users without a cd-rom (as per Lenovo Y50-70) we cannot change OS I've reported this major bug on Ubuntu bug tracker here: please reply if you are affected too.If you cannot see the post, login in and then search the post named: "Ubuntu 17.10 corrupting BIOS - many LENOVO laptops models" So far the following models have been affected:Lenovo Y50-70Lenovo G40-30Lenovo U31-70 Thank you,Bye

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Al I get when ever I try and boot it isBoot0:GPTBoot0:error I've tried every key combination, I can't get to the bios.  My original plan was to get rid of Win8 and install Windows7 so I used Partition magic do erase the whole hard drive to 1 TB of Fat32.  My model Y580 doesn't have a solid state drive and has resolution of 1344x700(?)My computer is a ideapad y580.  It won't boot off the CD or any USB drive (I've tried all ports including the one next to the powerjack).Help!  If I can access the Bios than I can turn off the EFI (or whatever it is) and put it back to legacy.Right now it's just an i7 paperweight.  It's still under warantee - what can I do?


Go to Solution.

Answer:I cleared my 1T hard drive to fat32, changed my bios to EUFI and now I can't get to Bios

HiWelcome to the forum!!!Could you try pressing the novo button to power on your laptop and see if it helps accessing your bios?Novo buttonRegards

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i have an ideapad z360 that i bought last year. i am having a problem with the FAN:whenever i play a GAME the fan doesnt work properly. it does not spin up to HIGHER & MORE EFFICIENT speeds.this causes the graphics chipset (nvidia optimus G310M)  to overheat and crash the game.i can only play for ~30 minutes and then ALL games crash to desktop or worse the notebook hangs.i have already updated the bios... i am currently at bios: 35CN22WW. on the internet i have found posts of people with NEWER bios version 35CN23WW.can anyone please send me the newer bios? its not available online.i wouldnt want to send in the notebook for repair if its just an issue with stupid bios...its a shame that this newer bios version isnt available to all of us!thx

Answer:FAN CONTROL / BIOS ISSUE -> Ideapad Z360 - newer bios ver. 35CN23WW anyone ? help !

hey kayjay,im currently checking with the engineers about this and will get back to you as soon as i can
Just checked with engineering, It is because those people purchase a new machine and those will normally have  the newest BIOS from manufacturer.
However Lenovo does not always update BIOS to the latest version except that when we need BIOS to solve some problem.
It is normal that the BIOS in the support site not to be the  newest.

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Hello, I have updatet BIOS of my notebook sattelite A100.

After updating I cannot start my notebook and BIOS doesn't start.

Answer:Satellite A100 - Windows and BIOS doesn't start after BIOS update

Do you see the Toshiba logo?

Was there a power failure when you updated the BIOS?

Try removing the battery and AC Adapter, and leaving it for a couple of hours. You could also try reseating the RAM.

If that doesn't help, you may need to send it to an Authorized Service Center for repair.

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I have a Satellite Pro A120 laptop. Has long been asking me for a password when starting.

The BIOS password prompt:
ALERT: System protection failure!
Password =

I found somewhere that is the problem of the BIOS and should be updated. The Official ASP toshiba costs ? 67 plus shipping for resetting the BIOS. Somewhere I found that pressing CTRL, TAB, CTRL and ENTER Response Code asks.
The ASP can provide this code for free?




To be honestly, I have no idea about these codes. Try to contact Asp ask them if they provide this code, Don't think if anyone can response this issue in this forum.

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Hi, Thanx to shuttles indescript site I have killed my AI61 motherboard, I thought I was getting an executable zip which was actually the flash program + rom and after opening BEEEEEP

Anyway I have a eeprom burner and this eeprom sst39sf020 is right in the list.

Can anyone email me the bios .bin file for this motherboard? (not the file from shuttles site but the old bios file ai61s017.bin so I can flash it using my eeprom burner)

Or at least tell me how to extract the .rom from the exe file shuttle sends

If I get the rom file I will be able to revive this nifty old 750!

PS it appears that shuttle quite sending *.bin bios updates a while ago but if anyone can find ai61s017.bin I would be gratefull


Answer:(solved) Shuttle AI61 messed up bios, where do I find a bios bin file?

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I've found a fully and very easily reproductible battery drain issue (+2.5W consumption!) when not using "Connected Standby" sleep in windows 10.
Here is the detail :
- First, I don't use "Connected Standby" anymore as I've had many occurrences of the computer not going to sleep when closing the lid in "Connected standby" mode. To disable "Connected Standby", you've to put "CsEnabled" to 0 (instead of 1)  in \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Power.
- I use BatteryBar v3.6.6 to monitor power consumption in realtime (it works really well)
- The problem is the following : on my 9360 QHD+ with backling at 15%, when doing vitually nothing on Windows 10, the power consumption is between 3000 and 4000 mW when I cold start Windows 10. Then, if I close the lid for a few seconds (to put the computer to sleep) and open it up again, the consumption is then between 5500 and 6500 mW. No matter the number of times I re-close/re-open the lid, I then never can have between 3000 and 4000 mW again. The overconsumption is about 2500 mW compared to the normal initial power consumption
- This problem never happened with BIOS 1.0.7, I tried it dozens of time on different units of 9360
- The problem appeared with BIOS 1.2.3 and is now still present in 1.3.2
- The problem is clearly linked to the Thunderbird BIOS update that occured in BIOS 1.2.3. If I disable the Thunderbird port in BIOS 1.3.2, I have no batte... Read more

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Hi,for my Notebook its possible to get additional settings in the bios. But this is just possible by entering a special key combination.I did that months before, and it worked well. After entering the Bios I had to type 3 or 4 Keys together. After that, a additional menu appears and I was able to change the CPU settings and more.Sadly Ive forgotten that combination, and I didnt find it on the internet again. I think, that one of the Keys was the "Ins"-Button. Maybe "Shift" and "Strg" were also involved.So I hope for your expertise.Many greetings from EuropeHans Notebook: Lenovo G550Bios: Phoenix V2.51 (18CN42WW)

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This laptop came with DDR3 1066 4gb ram (0914 model), and I upgraded it with 8gb of 1333 DDR3, yet the laptop only utilizes the ram speed of the 1066 still, (confirmed using several diagnostic utilities; AIDA 64, Speccy, etc) I need to be able to access the advanced options in the bios to configure the ram timings. Normallly (all the time) the bios "advanced menus" are non-existant, but this ONE time where I booted it up and by luck it had ALL insydeh20 bios options unlocked (don't ask me why I chose to fiddle with the bios at that exact moment, I dont recall  ) Anyway, I was hoping that there was maybe a key combination or something that I had inadvertadely pressed at that time to access these advanced options. I spent extra money getting this ram off newegg vs the original 1066 replacement oem (it was recomenned by newegg i go with the 1333)... I would hate to see my money somewhat wasted due to not being able to utilize the full clock speed of the new ram.  I should add that I have done extensive google research on this topic and I have fiddled around with modifying the "EFI" of bios to create my own custom rom, but should it really be so hard? Lenovo should allow us access to this naturally. And the i5 480m is stock clocked at 2.69 ghz but can "turbo" up to 2.9ghz. To me, I the only thing I see keeping me from reaching the 1333 is the bios menus being hidden away. If anyone has some insight on this, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Ideapad Z560 Question about Insydeh2O BIOS configuration - RAM Timings, Bios Advances Options

The site Compuram clearly show that your system can run on the 1333mhz ram, I think you should try updating your chipset drivers in device man.  P.S. You could try Intel Driver Update Utility and do an auto detect to see if it will update your chipset drivers to see if they work with the 1333mhz ram 

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Hi.A few days ago I updatated my Bios version to latest version "7kuj25uc.iso". Operating system: WinXP SP2After updating the BIOS I have gone from "Device manager" COM1 and LPT1 ports.In the BIOS ports are presence and they are enabled.I am going to buy dockstation 250410U.After connecting to the dockstation, ports will appear in the Device manager?

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Hi,  I have a Thinkpad Yoga S1 which has served me well for a year or so.  Recently it has started to develop a problem where it "stalls" upon boot.  1. Laptop is powered off2. Press power button3. laptop keyboard lights up and fan begins spinning4. about 3 seconds later the entire system shuts down5. The process repeats Sometimes I can leave it in this cycle for 3+ minutes and it'll just keep cycling. If I close the screen it halts the cycle (shuts the computer down) and occassionally upon power up it'll cycle a couple of times and then boot into Windows. Here is a video of the symptom:   When it has booted into Windows, I have taken the liberty of running a Lenovo Solution Centre hardware scan. Processor, Memory and Motherboard all came back good.However, when I tried to update the BIOS, the system returned an "Error-116 Failed to read BIOS from ROM" Further, "Error 116" is listed as an IBM System board read/write error.  Unfortunately my warranty ran out a couple of months ago, so I'm looking at a self fix, and don't have any appetite to pay 800 for a new main board (besides, the one in my laptop was a new one installed by IBM under a warranty repair 4 months ago! It shouldn't be broken).  Can anyone suggest any fixes?   


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Answer:Thinkpad Yoga often failing to boot. Can't Upgrade BIOS. Suspect faulty BIOS memory

This person seems to have the same problem:  -  

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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!


Answer:Dell OptiPlex 755 Bios Update - Skips rows in BIOS and double characters when booting into DOS

Remove Cmos Battery.  UNPLUG POWER.  PRESS POWER ON.  Discharge.  Put battery back.
Plug back in.  If there is still wierd display some of the ram may need to be re seated or replaced.

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Hi, I have the ideapad 300-14ISK (80Q6) were it comes with a HDD of 1Tb, I recently updagre it with a 250Gb SSD from Sandisk, and the computer does not detect the HDD at first power one, but if I restart with ctrl + alt + supr it restarts and then loads win 10 without problems. bios version is: D5CN43WWEC version is: D5EC43WW I have reset default settings, enter the secure boot to setup mode, reset factory ec from bios, swap to legacy (just testing because win 8 and up must be on UEFI) and nothing works but problem was very identified because only happend when is SSD and detect until second boot. if I power on, then power off and then power on, it be considered as two cold power on so it does not detect HDD, for detect drive must restart after the first boot does not detect in order to work.  

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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,


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


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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I can't get into the bios anymore. I updated the bios via the BIOS Update Utility 2.56 and after that I can't see the "press enter to interupt normal startup" message anymore. And therfore can't get into the bios. Windows is still booting normally.  Any ideas? 


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Answer:T430s bios doesn't show press enter to interupt normal startup after bios update

I found one way to enable it again temporarly: "One way to do it is to use the advanced restart facility in windows 8.  To do this open up the "modern" UI settings (Win-C then choose settings-->change PC settings), go to the general page, scroll down to the bottom and you'll see an option for "Advanced Startup".  If you click the Restart now button and then choose to restart on the page you get offered as the PC powers down, it should let you enter the BIOS." But as soon as windows 8 is booted again the enter message will disapear again.  Any ideas on how to make this permanent?  Thanks

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hello!i`m in big trouble now   I just have reinstalled win7 and thought that i have to install the driver AND to do a bios update. I dont know why, but now my netbook can't start up (display is off, blackscreen).Now i read some threads how to recover the bios, BUT i dont have a bios image (oh god, i am so stupid...).Is there any possibility to solve this problem? Maybe by getting a bios image from a other S10-3 user?Btw, my lenovo has the Atom N550, 1GB DDR3 Ram.Please help me. I am thankful for any advice.

Answer:bios update failure - bios image needed - lenovo S10-3

hi sasa22you can download the bios file from the link below. after downloading, right click and select 'extract files' to get the files you need.
hope this helps.

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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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Hello, I recently purchased a HP ProBook 6360b Laptop, and to my misfortune, have realized there is a password on the BIOS, which the previous owner knew nothing about, nor did I.  I need help restoring the BIOS functionality by removing the password that is locking it up. Thanks,Peter J.

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With a new graphic card, i tried to enable something like legacy mode, or so. I ended up disabling a feature in the BIOS, something like "pci-e x16 secure slot" , in the security layout.After saving and rebooting, i cant get any response on my monitor, while everything else seems to be okay. I supose i **bleep**ed up the pci slot somehow, and i cant get it back reseting the BIOS.With the extra problem that this pc has not an integrated graphyc card, so im totally blind here. Thank you for your time. 

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My unit -Lonovo 3000 K100 57068352; Vista OS.on 10/12/09 I downloaded Bios; 2skg33a; released by Mar coGU; Release date 2009, 2, 27; based on Bios 2skg31a.  The download went smooth, and reported everything completed.  I rebooted the machine, and it will boot until the OS reaches the beginning of the start page, then recycles to the start. I have done a complete recovery of my system and this doesn't help.  It does the same thing.  I believe the Bios are corrupted and is not part of the Hard Disk system. I need to be able to download the original Bios for this machine.   Can anyone help?  My machine is not usable without a correct Bios.Thanks for any help.AL


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Answer:Bios Download failed, corrupting bios; machine will not boot up

Did u download the correct one? I checked this page and found there are 2 different bios available for different bios ID. Flash BIOS update (BIOS ID: 2SKG)Flash BIOS update (BIOS ID: 2SKT) Also, i saw the release date is 2009-03-25, and the download link showed the text as 2SJG33A and not the one with K. Where did u download actually? Btw, U have to check ur bios ID before installing the correct ones. Follow the description in the page for steps to check the ID.

-->T60 XP SP3, 1.5GB RAM

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I got Satellite L300 notebook and I want to update it's BIOS (current v1.50), so I've downloaded bios update v1.60-WIN and when I run extracted PS10160M.exe file - I get a message that "That BIOS is not for your notebook PC".

What I'm I doing wrong?

ps: that BIOS update was automatically suggested after registration on Toshiba website via serial number.

UPD: seems like autosuggestion fail: Manual search shows that 1.60-win bios update not suitable for Satellite L300 PSLBCE model. :-(

Answer:Satellite L300 BIOS update problem: "That BIOS is not for your notebook PC"


You used wrong BIOS!!!!!

The Toshiba European driver page provides an BIOS for this Satellite L300 PSLBCE series and the latest BIOS at this time is 1.50!!!!

At this time your notebook uses the latest BIOS!!!

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Hello, i'm in deeep trouble.

I tried to update my bios but something went wrong
during the process and now the laptop won't boot at all.
(when I try to turn on the satellite, nothing happens)

Do I need to desolder the bios and replace it with a new one ?

Is there any easy way to just erase it ?

Please help me !

Answer:Bios update failed on Satellite Pro A60 - how can I replace the bios chip?

Sorry but I just want to ask you something: how familiar are you with notebook and BIOS technology?

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As the title says.  The computer has been flakey on startup recently, so I want to update the BIOS.  I run the Thinkpad BIOS Flash Update Utility on my Thinkpad Yoga, it returns an error saying "failed to read the BOS".  Can anyone suggest a work around?  

Answer:BIOS Flash Update Utility "Failed to Read BIOS"

did you find a solution for this ?

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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.

Answer: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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When you go to the following link: and scroll about 3/4 of the way down the webpage, it says that there is a v1.41 version of the BIOS (as shown below), and it also says that v1.41 is the current version of the BIOS, however there is no link to download v1.41 of the BIOS or the accompanying readme.txt file like there is say for v1.40 of the BIOS - see below: Package | UEFI BIOS              | ECP                             |    Release1.41        | 1.41 (8BET61WW) | 1.36 (8AHT42WW)    | Current Release 1.40        | 1.40 (8BET60WW) | 1.36 (8AHT42WW)    | 8buj19us.exe                                                  | 8buj19us.txt Also at the very top of the same webpage, it says that v1.42 is the current version of the BIOS NOT v1.41.  If you look at the Readme.txt file, it indicates that there was indeed a v1.41 of the BIOS released, however version 1.41 of the BIOS is ... Read more

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I have a laptop cer E-1 570g i3. how to access the advanced bios menu?

Answer:firmware BIOS Acer E-1 570G advanced bios menu

no such settings or menu on BIOS.

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AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?

how do you do this?

thanks a lot

Answer:AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS/flashing BIOS?

Flash a BIOS?
You need to download the update from the motherboard manufacturer. Then follow the directions in the readme file that usually comes with it.

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I have a Toshiba M400 and i was wondering how i could reset the bios password. I disabled the finger print scanner recently becuase i decided i dont need it anymore but it still asks for a bios password which i forgot. I used to just swipe my finger and it would let me boot up and all that gravey.

If you guys know how to reset the password. Either physically or through software that would be awesome.

Or if you guys know who is the bios manufacturer for Portege M400's I could probebly give them a call and ask my self.

I could send it in but I want to avoid that and leave it as a last option.

BTW this laptop was purchased in USA.

Answer:Reset BIOS password on Portege M400 - Bios Manufacturer?

You will be not able to remove the BIOS password yourself if you have forgotten it.
As far as I know the manufacture of the BIOS which was preinstalled on Port?g? M400 is......... Toshiba ;)

So you have to contact the authorized Toshiba service provider in your country and only these guys are able to remove the BIOS password which you have forgotten.

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I have a HP pavilion dv6-2020EV Note book.
I downloaded an update for Bios "sp50586.exe" from Hp site an extract it. after that a program (Insyde Flash V 3.80.00) Loaded and I pushed start button.
after some time I made mistake an pushed my notebook Power Button. The note book became shutdown and now I see only Black screen.

I performed some actions with HP online guide like pushing Power button for above 1 minute, removing Coin battery, Connecting notebook to another monitor and even removing Hard Disk. I get no reply from machine.

Now the power LED is on, and I can hear sound of DVD Rom when I put a Disc in it. But I can see only Black screen.
also I tried to load Recovery disc of the note book but it could not be loaded.

Would you please Help me. I have no solution. I lost my notebook.

Answer:BIOS FAIL dv6-2020ev:black screen after Bios update

How did HP end the service call-did they offer any further solutions?

Can you direct me to the support page for your model? I can only find it at HP India using Google cache--the actual website seems to be offline. [I want to double check that they were recommending the sp50586 for that model.]

Also, is there a longer model number on the tag on the bottom of the laptop? It might be useful for finding others who have experienced the problem. [There appears to be a BIOS recovery flash option that might work but it is important to have the right version of the BIOS to attempt it.] Since that update is so new there are not many people experiencing the same problems. Your laptop has an Intel processor?

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Hello all,

I used Toshiba's BIOS update utility on this machine. It was working fine before, now it gets stuck with the Toshiba splash logo. Pressing F2 and/or F12 do not work. Pressing esc. Gives the following error. No TPM or TPM has problem. Everything else seems as normal. It show Bios 6.00 which is what I'd in theory flashed it to.

I'm guessing the flash went bad. Is there an emergency recovery procedure for this?

Answer:Satellite A100 PSAA8K Stuck at BIOS after BIOS is flashed

Strange, but it seems that we have the same problem at the same time:

I was trying to use Phoenix Crisis Recovery Disc with old and new versions of BIOS, but it still stucks...

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My G580 is stuck onpage that reads FOR EVALUATION ONLY. NOT FOR RESALE. Won't allow to upload bios. Did nothing but power on machine for this to occur.

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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.

Answer:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.


Have you updated your GPU with the latest 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?



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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?     

Answer: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??? REO

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dont know BIOSpassword to rest or bypass BIOS pasword can you tell me what i need to do to get into labtop by bypassing BIOS password

Answer:have a Ferrari 4000 labtop need bypass BIOS password BIOS un

We can't help you with password circumvention since you can't prove to us that you are the legal owner of the laptop or that you are authorized to interfere with it.If you are the legal owner, you must have set the password in the first place, so you should know it.

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I download the 32-bit BIOS update 6fuj35us.exe and ran through the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility Setup Wizard. After I click Finish I accept the option to update my BIOS. It fails to start the flashing process, with the error popup: "BIOS directory cannot be found. The utility process cannot be completed."  I tried the ISO image too, it burned and booted up correctly, but I got the exact same error message when I tried to run the flash.Has anyone been able to get over this issue?  Thank you


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Answer:BIOS Flash Utility Fails with "BIOS directory cannot be found"

I'm going to bump this up.  My T500 was shipped with an old BIOS, and I really need to update it because 3.11 resolves several nasty issues.

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I have posted a few questions regarding getting samsung 950 pro (NVME M.2 ssd) to be recognized quickly on boot by ENVY 750-170SE cto rom family id #2b4b and it hasn't been resolved.  I am pretty sure that HP will need to create a newer bios than the a.08 version that i have or the lower versioned number a.07 which is available from HP's website (even though it has a newer date than a.08 (this is really strange))  -  How do i go about getting HP to release a beta or final bios that shortens my boot time by 3 minutes?  Am i posting in the wrong area, if so where do i post?  I am not alone with this problem.  see SpearfishX post #21 - and i am unable to post in this forum, it needs to be reopened and addressed -

Answer:Bios Upgrade on HP Envy 750-170se CTO bios family 2b4b

@FrozenGamer? If your PC takes 3 minutes to boot in a factory condition then you should contact HP support. If your PC is less than 21 days old then quickly return it.  Without any modifications, your PC should be booting up in less than 30 seconds. I haven't seen any official HP posted information that supports NVMe m.2 SSDs.  Run the HP Support Assistant and see if it picks up a later BIOS update. HP's support number is 800-474-6836 or 800-HPINVENT or online here.  

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Hi, i have problem with my laptop, after bios update a got bricked laptop. Recovery from USB flash not help. flash is blinking about 30 second, then is laptot restart, but still no screen, no boot. What now ? Bios recovery manual

Answer:Acer V3-551g bios update failed, BIOS recovery fai...

What was your BIOS version before the flashing? (BIOS version compatibility)

If it was a 1.x version you can only flash with another 1.x version, if it was a 2.x version you can only flash with another 2.x version.
If your system shipped with Windows 7 and you upgraded to Windows 8 you cannot use the ones marked "Not for Ugrades"

If you are unable to reflash you will need to contact the Acer Technical Support in your area for options.

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Computer failed during upgrade of bios. I have followed all the steps to recover bios: taken out battery, pressed windows + B + power, restore screen appears. Computer goes thru bios restore process and verification. When it gets to the 'count down to windows start up' and 'continue to restart button', the computer freezes and does not restart. I have pressed the continue button, nothing. I have let the count down continue and it stops at 1 then nothing.

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I tried to booting the computer and received the Award Boot Block Bios and BIOS checksun error. It detects the cdrom but I dont have the CD. Where can I get the cd, like where to download it.

HP Media Center
Windows XP SP2
Motherboard: ASUS P5LP-LE (LimeStone)
Pentium D
I don't remember the rest.
I found the site for the motherboard.

I was having some probelms, which the computer wouldn't start at all and a really loud sound the fan made, so I called my insurance, and they came and change the mother board twice and added a new cooling fan and power supply. All this took two months for waiting for the parts and making an appoinment with the tech.

After replacing the motherboard twice the tech told me I'm gonna order new harddrive, I don't think is the motherboard or the fan. Before leaving he suggested me to call me inusrance and tell them that you want a new computer cause its been more than two months and there has been four calls already. So, I called the insurance and got a new computer and kept the old one.

A week after receiving my new computer I took the old one for repair but at didn't at the end after they told me how much it would cost me to get it fix. Now, I'm deciding to do it myself but, I boot the computer and received something about Award Boot Block Bios. I remember the tech putting a cd to the computer when he tr... Read more

Answer:BIOS checksun error Award Boot Block BIOS

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Hello, I need to update the bios on 2 T43 2686 machines. However after hours of searching, I cant find useable files. The Lenovo site files download but the diskless one wont run on my system and the diskette file wont execute. I have upgraded to Windows 7. There is a link on the diskette page for instructions on how to make or create the diskette but that link is a dead link. Lenovo has basically told me "oh well". Extensive Google searches have not helped. Can anyone tell me where to get the most current version of the Bios (1.29) and EC (1.06)? Or the instructions on using the diskette creation file? One of the laptops is unuseable due to an issue that I believe is corrected in the current Bios/EC FW. Thank you.  John


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Answer:T43 Bios/EC Files Problem, Need Useable bios file/directions

Welcome to the forum!
Can you elaborate on the issue that you're having with the "unusable" T43?

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Whan I try to update the Bios to the latest version; I am getting this message"Bios imgage file can not be found.the utility process has not completed"Any idea how to fix this  Message Edited by sam5271 on 01-12-2008 09:34 AMSplit from another threadMessage Edited by Tim_Lenovo on 01-13-2008 11:27 PM

Answer:"BIOS image file can not be found" error when updating BIOS

Have you downloaded the update, or are you trying to do it 'online'?Try it in Safe Mode.

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