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Wireless LAN driver can't load after BIOS update NB550D

Question: Wireless LAN driver can't load after BIOS update NB550D

I have a new NB550D and have jst installed the recommended BIOS update. Now the Wireless LAN driver can't load (error code 31).
I tried installing the lestest driver off the Toshiba website but it still can't be loaded by Windows...

Everything was fine before this! Any ideas?

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Answer: Wireless LAN driver can't load after BIOS update NB550D

Set BIOS to default settings and try again.

Is WLAN card recognized properly in device manager?

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hi guys,
I've got a problem with BIOS. My notebook haven't disc. Ive tried to boot system from pendrive, but when I tried to get into BIOS the bios asked for a password. I dont remeber my password. Ive tried to remove CMOS baterry, but I cant get to that. What can I do? Does Toshiba have a service password?
PS. sorry for my english i aint native speaker

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My query is similar to the one for the " NB510 - graphics driver not compatible with Windows 10".

On my NB550D-10G, the Get Windows 10 app states that the "Utility Common Driver" needs to be updated, but is not available.

The Windows10 support thread states that the NB550 is not a supported device.

Does any one know what the "Utility Common Driver" does? Is there a work around?

Thank in advance.


Answer:NB550D - driver for Windows 10

I think that this old piece of hardware is not supported for Win10. I have NB520 and it is not even supported for Win8.

I think you should stay with Win7. I have installed my own version and after OS optimization it runs perfectly.

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Still the same Problem to find a valid device Driver. If I download and extract the driver there is not the right driver in the package. Also tried to use AMD Driver and and and....
Any idea??


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Answer:Graphic Driver Win 7 Pro NB550D


After reading your post I don?t know what to do.
How to check what are you doing exactly?

Do you use Win7 32bit?
Why do you think it is not the right one?
What happen when you start installation?

Have you tried to install it manually?

The same driver is packed in recovery image so there is no reason why it should not be ?the right? one.

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Hello all,
Im installing the 32bit version of Windows 7 on the netbook for my father, The upgrade anytime wouldn't work going from starter to professional. So a clean install was needed, Everything has installed however the ATI graphics driver doesn't install. The Download is fine it unpacks its self and then does nothing. Has anybody has problems like this or has a solution to the problem.


Answer:Win7 Graphic driver for NB550D needed

Well try and be a little more specific. Did you download the driver from Toshiba's support page or from

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I have the same problem as here

But this solution does not work because when I choose 7_INF there is no radion 6290, only 6250 and 6310

Where can I get my desired file display-20110622165525 with correct 7_INF

Answer:Win 7 display driver issue - resolution on NB550D only 600x800


Did you try to modify the ini file?

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Netbook may have powered off during Windows Update as now it will not get past the green loading bar with "Microsoft Corporation" underneath. It gives an option to start windows normally or to load repair files but both end up stuck on the green loading bar. Safe mode (all options) gets as far as classpnp.sys then freezes.

Using a different laptop I made a Window Repair Disk and then copied the files over the a USB (netbook has no CD Drive) as per the online guides. When the USB is booted the repair files load, there is a blinking cursor then it's back into the green loading bar. Safe mode (all options) gets stuck on disk.sys with the USB inserted.

Found some threads with similar symptoms with most being caused by a dodgy HD connection (checked, nothing obviously disconnected) or the wrong SATA mode selected in the BIOS (seems to make no difference between ACHI or Compatible). Next plan is to boot a live linux version and try to replace the classpnp.sys file with on from another copy of Windows 7.

If anyone has experienced this before or can give any pointers they'd be greatly appreciated,

Answer:NB550D - Wont boot after Windows Update


To be honest never had any problems after a windows update.
But it looks like a system fault.
My first idea was the usage of the repair option and trying to start the OS using the option: use the last good known configuration.

But if this would not help, then you can try to replace the files using and booting from the Live CD. Not quite sure if this would solve the problem but I think it?s definitely worth a try? otherwise you would need to reinstall the OS using the HDD recovery (if still available )

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Hi, I ran the Lenovo update software and it updated my BIOS. After the restart - the computer wouldn't load. XP tries to load and then there is a brief sec where there is a blue screen (too fast to read what it says) and then the computer restarts again. When it was updating the BIOS it said it was creating a bios.bak file to backup the old BIOS - how do I revert back to the old BIOS? Currently in the setup screen it says that the BIOS version is 68ET35WW(V3.03) but I cannot start Windows.(safe mode doesn't work as well) Any help will be much appreciated.

Answer:Can't load XP after a BIOS update

Check your BIOS for an option called "AHCI controller working mode" or "SATA controller working mode" and revert it's settings.

//help will save the world

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Hoping someone can help me with my IdeaPad Z370 that won't take the BIOS update that is on the Lenovo Website.
My system is running Windows 7 64 bit so I downloaded the BIOS update 4ACN38WW64.
When I run it from Windows after unzipping, it just flashes and goes away...if I run the AutoRun64.bat file from the DOS prompt I get:
Link to image
Not sure why it appers to not support my video card? My card is :

Anybody have any idea as to how I can get my system to update my BIOS?
Thanks in advance...
PS the reason I am trying to update my BIOS is because I am experiencing Demonic Possession of my keyboard. periodically my keyboard takes on a mind of its own and opens folders when I type keys instead of behaving like a keyboard...this makes me sad.
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Answer:BIOS Update for Z370 won't load

HIDidi you try running winphlash.exe to flash the bios? Do you get any error in that too?For the gpu, i suspect you have switched over to the integrated gpu. For reverting to the nvidia gpu, use the optimus switch which is on the right of the touchpad.Also see if it is graphic setting is set to optimus in bios. 

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I've got a Dell Dimension 8300 which came with XP pro.
After a HD crash in March, when I replaced the drive, and since I got it for free because I'd participated in the Beta testing, I installed VISTA Ultimate on the new HD.

However, what everyone and anyone failed to mention in this process was that you have to check to see if you're using the latest BIOS before installing VISTA.

"edward" from Microsoft said that all my problems concerning the system just freezing intermittently (requiring a hard reset every time) are because I need to update the BIOS (he gleaned this from MSINFO32 which he had me send to him.)

So I found a later version of the BIOS for this computer. However, Vista will not allow me to run it.

I continually get a message which says "Flash Access Denied....make sure you're logged in as an administrator" Which I am.
I tried going to the CMD "run as administrator" as well.

I tried turning off all the UAC controls from secpol.msc.

None of it works.

I just want to update the BIOS.

Edward then's not gonna happen with Vista running PERIOD becuase it was supposed to be done prior to loading Vista.

I used the backup utility and have all non windows files backed up on another drive.
MS sent me a new XP SP2 disk with a new license key.

I wanted to install it on a different hard drive, however, Vista won't allow me to do that either.

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Answer:Need to load XP just to update BIOS in VISTA

If it was meant to run XP, then that may the reason Vista is freezing. I tried Vista once and it also freezed alot. I blame it on the older hardware, just like your Dell cam with XP.

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Hi, a couple of days ago I let Lenovo Assistant perform four automatic updates, critical, as they were pointed ? three driver updates and the BIOS. As I noticed, the BIOS was updated with the help of BIOS update utility, the system restarted correctly and flashed the downloaded image. Now it?s shown in BIOS setup window to be a current version - GJET90WW UEFI BIOS, GJHT29WW ECP. Previously it was a version of 2.36 package.The system boots, but the OS (Win7 x64) stops loading on Win logo after this BIOS update. While loading is the safe mode it stops on classpnp.sysUnfortunately no other Win OS (Win XP, Win 8, Win 10) or pre-installation environment (win 8 PE, win 10 PE) could be loaded - the same problem. No way out except turning of the notebook with the power button (even pressing emergency reset button has no result). The system hangs.I've tried doing all the stuff with removing the internal and external batteries, extra memory, SSD, loading from USB with/without SSD, from external CD, rescue disks, forums of classpnp.sys load problems  etc. Except trying to load Linux.Besides, I?m unable to reset any previous version of BIOS with the help of BIOS Update Bootable CD (If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 2.40 or higher, it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 2.40 for security improvement)? Does anyone have an idea how to do?Thanks P.S.     SSD is ok, fortunately I?ve got my files from it on another P... Read more

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I have a T23 that I have done a reinstall of the operating system, XP Pro. I am having difficulty with the built in wireless driver, the driver does not appear to be loading 90% of the time, yellow exclamation mark in the device manager. Occassionally it will load OK and run fine for several days.I have updated the Bios, loaded the latest driver for the built in ethernet, built in wireless, embedded controller, etc. All to no avail.I borrowed a PC card wireless  card and it works fine. Ideas??Thanks

Answer:T23 Wireless Driver will not load

Do all T23's have the built in wireless?  Or is it only on some models?

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Hi everyone,

It's just a normal Toshiba NB550D netbook

The only thing that I change is the Wireless Card inside it: the original is a common Atheros half mini card. Recently I have the urge to use internet in 5 ghz (frequency).

Thus, I decide to replace the old one with the *half mini card Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN*
It doesn't turn out so well. The driver is not recognised or more precisely the windows tries to install the driver but FAIL is reported. Device manager tool shows an "!" next to the network card and when I go the its properties at general tab: "*The device failed to start - Code 10*"

I tried many ways to uninstall the driver and reinstall again ; also tried to download drivers from toshiba website for intel network card.

Nothing works so far and yeah I just don't know what to do now.

The possibility that the intel card is broken or malfunctioned is eliminated because I checked that with another laptop already and it just worked like a charm.

Please help me solve this problem. I really need to use dual band (2.4 and 5 ghz) internet.
Appreciate any help!!

Answer:Device failed to start - Code 10 - Intel Wireless Card on NB550D

>The possibility that the intel card is broken or malfunctioned is eliminated because I checked that with another laptop already and it just worked like a charm

Regarding the error code 10:

+The Code 10 error pertains mainly to hardware and device driver issues or to compatibility issues between hardware drivers and additional software that is installed in Windows.+

I don?t think its Wlan card issue? it could be a compatibility problem between the BIOS and the WLan card.
Not all devices are supported by BIOS?.

But at the other hand the WLan card appears already in device manager and therefore I think there should not be a BIOS compatibility issue.

Did you check if chipset would handle the Wlan card properly?

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I've tried all the device fixes that I can think of.  Suggestions?

Answer:W540 Card Reader still not reading appearing after driver update and bios update

Check the I/O Access settings in the BIOS. look to see if "Card Reader" is disabled. That would prevent it from appearing in the OS. 
The i/o access settings should be under The security heading in the BIOS settings.

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I had to update my bios & it seems that the wrong one was downloaded about 3% into installing the laptop just died & won't go back on.

There are no lights & there is no noise from the laptop at all.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?

The laptop is a Toshiba satelite L300D

Answer:Satellite L300D - Won't load after BIOS update


Well, if BIOS update crashed you can do nothing because the ROM module must be reflashed. This can only be done with special tools and only an authorized service provider has such tools.

So please contact nearest Toshiba service and ask for help :)

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Ok so i decided i would update my BIOS as i saw there was a new BIOS available at the dell website

I have a Inspiron 1100 2.2Cel, 512 Ram, 30GIG
I had a A29 BIOS and was updating to A30, So i downloaded and started the BIOS update it starts installing and has to restart as it restarts all is fine till it gets to the windows splash screen and it comes up with a certain boot file is missing in system32 ( I didn't get chance to see the specifics as i wasn't expecting a problem) and then straight away it restarts so the BIOS didnt finish installing and from then on it simply just keeps restarting at the splash screen

So i thought i would try Safe mode but the same problem, I then try putting my XP cd in and repairing the windows but still no luck so then i went and instaled a second XP which is now working fine, which relieved a bit as the Computer parse is working just not the original Windows

I now have access to the other windows install to be able to put the missing files in, But my main concern is getting "My Documents" as i have a lot of college stuff which isn't backed up on my USB drive, And when i go to get access it comes up with access denied because it's private

I have tried This
still didnt help

Tried copying some system32 files from the fresh install to the old see if the file might missing might have been added but still no luck

I did a virus scan and the scanner was able to scan the files in the "My Docume... Read more

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My model is Tecra A11-11N. I ran the BIOS update and some of my programs including ITunes, Nokia Ovisuite, VLC payer etc. are now not running. I tried to uninstall them and reinstall them but same problems.

Anyway to revert to pre update?

Answer:Tecra A11-11N - After BIOS update programs don't load now

Hi evangny,

I have also Tecra A11 in front of me and have installed newest BIOS version but this didn?t affect any installed programs. BIOS and installed programs are different.
What you can do is loading the default settings in BIOS after the update.

Can you be a little bit more detailed?
What happens exactly if you try to start these programs? Do you get an error message?

Do you use the preinstalled Windows version from Toshiba?

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Hello. I just updated to the most recent BIOS for y Y480.  Now, when I place my computer under a load, it shuts down. Thoughts?

Answer:Y480 Bios update -- now shutdown under load

grimloktt wrote:Hello. I just updated to the most recent BIOS for y Y480.  Now, when I place my computer under a load, it shuts down. Thoughts?Try loading the default settings in the bios. Save and exit.

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Hi I have a HP Pavilion DV7 it is a windows seven version. I had to clean install Win 7 Home Premium because of virus infection. the laptop will no longer load the Wlan driver on instalation. Does anyone have any idea why this is?


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Hello, thanks for taking the time to look at my issue. I just ran into a problem with my computer. My computer is running windows 7 64bit.

I got a new graphics card in today and put in my computer to crossfire. After I booted my computer back up it loaded fine, albeit slow, but crashed while installing new drivers for the card. Since then I haven't been able to get back on to that SSD(boot drive).

I can't access the advanced boot options to roll back the drivers that were installed as soon as the SSD was booted up.

I've tried numerous suggestions that I've found from other troubleshooting threads on the forums including; looking in my bios for a shortcut, pressing f8 twice per second, holding f8 down, pressing f8 as soon as the bios screen goes away in between the system attempting to load.
I just can't get to the advanced boot menu!

Any suggestions?

Edit: I should say that I AM able to load up windows on my storage hdd which also has windows 7 64bit installed; however, it doesn't even register that my SSD is plugged in under device manager or just computer.

Edit 2: This is crushing my life please help! lol

Answer:SSD Won't load my OS after driver update

Boot into BIOS setup to make sure SSD is detected and set first to boot, after DVD drive.

Then boot into Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair several times. It should offer to automate System Restore. If not and it fails to start Win7, boot back into Recovery Options to run System Restore and Disk Check

If SSD is not detected and is under warranty contact it's maker's Tech Support for help to test and if necessary RMA it. Otherwise replace the cables, test the drive using maker's diagnostics followed by Disk Check.

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System:HP Pavilion DV7-1135nrWindows Vista Home Premium SP2 (64 bit) Problem:I was having problems with the Wifi not working, which is common with this system according to other threads.  One of the forums suggested updating the BIOS.  The original version was F.48.  I located and downloaded the latest version, F.49, from the HP help page, which is an EXE file.  I ran this,  The Wifi button changed from orange to blue and was working.  When done with the laptop, the lid was closed, which put the computer into sleep mode.  The next morning, the lid was opened and the computer was working as normal, however, the Wifi button was orange and would not go back to blue.  After walking away from the laptop and coming back, I received a DOS screen stating:  Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.  To fix the problem:1.  Insert your Windows installation disc and restart your computer.2.  Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."3.  Click "Repair your computer." If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or copmuter manufacturer for assistance. File:  \Windows\system32\winload.exe Status:  0xc0000225 Info:  The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt. Steps Taken:I tried using a friend's Vista Home Premium SP2 CD.  It does boot i... Read more

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I just got my new computer a few days ago and I've been downloading the usual drivers, updates etc. for it. The graphics card is GeForce 6800 GT, so I downloaded the latest driver (61.77) from This worked perfectly until I found out there were further "updates" - and the stupidity of what I did should become apparent now - located here:

Following the flimsy advice that I found on another forum site, I went for the 62.20 download. I can't remember precisely when things went wrong after this, but I think the next two or three restarts were successful.

The current situation is: I switch on the computer - it gets as far as the screen where it says Windows did not start successfully. There is a 30 second timer counting down, and the options are:

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last Known Good Configuration
Start Windows Normally

The first three options start a series of lines down the screen which read "multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\Syste m32\DRIVERS\" and then after "DRIVERS" there will be a *.sys file, e.g. ACPI.sys. After the last line the computer freezes.

"Last Known Good Configuration" makes the screen go black and it stays like that. "Start Windows Normally" freezes the screen, including the timer, and it stays like that. The only options from here are the power on/off or reset bu... Read more

Answer:Can't load Windows after driver update

Well, if this is a result of your driver installation then you need to uninstall it. You can select Safe Modem W/Networking and uninstall the driver that way, after that everything should be okay. If not, since its a new install, I'd reformat and start over.


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Earlier today I ran Windows Update, which included the following update:

The update failed, resulting in this error message:

Since then, I've been unable to get my laptop to connect through the wireless. Right now I'm running it with an ethernet cable, and I've tried to uninstall the driver and download/reinstall with a driver downloaded from Intel's website, but I end up with the same error message. I was going to try a system restore, but I don't have any restore points to use. Does anyone have any advice?

SysInfo log:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5941 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1349 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 588525 MB, Free - 167698 MB; D: Total - 21649 MB, Free - 3152 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 84 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 144C
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and EnabledClick to expand...

Answer:Solved: Wireless driver update made wireless stop working

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Hi, since I couldnt use SRT i read that it maybe from an old BIOS so i decided to update. I looked for Y570 2.8 ver. and I installed. there was an error but automatically restarted, after restart  wind?ws didnt load and instead I  got some colored boxes. WHat should I do to fix it besides guarantee

Answer:After BIOS update Windows wont load, instead few colored boxes

Welcome To Lenovo Community
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,  
 Based on what I read from your post, Since there was an error reported during the Bios upgrade, it might have corrupted the bios, please contact local support center to get system verified
Do give this a try and let us know
Hope This Helps

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"Cannot load driver PHLASHNT.sys"
Then he gives some idiot respons that you have to check if you got admin rights or not.
On windows, very nice everyone has admin right there, that the problem with it :-/

Answer:Bios update doesn't work on Satellite - Cannot load PHLASHNT.sys

Hi Clemens,

PHLASHNT.SYS is the Phoenix NT flash driver which will be needed if you are updating a Phoenix BIOS. However, you don't say which model of Satellite notebook you are updating or which version of the BIOS update you are using (Windows or Traditional). Please post some more information so that we can try to help you with your problem.


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I had to update my bios & it seems that the wrong one was downloaded about 3% into installing the laptop just died & won't go back on.

There are no lights & there is no noise from the laptop at all.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?

The laptop is a Toshiba satelite L300D.

Answer:Toshiba l300D wont load up after bios update fail

It doesn't sound like it is fixable on your end. Flash BIOSes that go bad, leave you with a doorstop. You'll hear the statement, "I bricked my computer". This means you turned your device into a brick also known as a doorstop.

You might want to post at a good BIOS site

People do send bricked computers off, have the BIOS chip desoldered and a new one soldered on. You might be able to get information on that type of service.

Maybe if you contact Toshiba, they will be able to tell you of some companies that do this.

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Hello everyone, I updated my BIOS from 7FCN35WW to 7FCN96WW because the f4 key was always being registered as alt(or fn)-f4. After the update was done my resolution was stuck on a low resolution, so I updated my Intel graphic driver. The resolution went back after that,  but afterwards I noticed that the Nvidia Geforce graphic card wasn't found anymore. I don't know if it happened after the Intel update or the BIOS update because I didn't immediately check after the BIOS update, but I assume the BIOS. When I try to install the latest Nvidia driver it says that the Nvidia graphic card isn't found. I installed the Lenovo Solution center and it said that the "Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core processor PCI Express x16 Controller - 0C01" wasn't working correctly. The device status says roughly translated "Can't start this device because the configuration data in the register is incomplete or damaged (Code 19)" Does anyone know a solution for this or has the same problem? Thanks in advance.


Go to Solution.

Answer:PCI Express won't load after BIOS update Ideapad Z710-00183

Also I'm not an expert with hardware, but I'm pretty sure I don't have a Xeon processor. The devicemanager shows 2 devices with Xeon in them."Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core processor DRAM Controller - 0C04" "Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core processor PCI Express x16 Controller - 0C01"

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Laptop Medion MD40734 Same as FID2060 From ToysRUs & Aldi. Made about last 2 to 3 years I know off.This is a common problem when trying to upgrade XP with SP2. SP2 will load but then Windows XP will hang after restarting computer.
I have noted 5 people in UK and others outside UK with exact same problem.

MS SP2 Help at
They suggest removing SP2 then fix from MS help as follows then load SP2 again. When it fails again with same problem they suggest new BIOS. Medion new BIOS at using AGP Interface Driver FID 2060
and use instructions given. If your drive is NFTS with only one partition (or not original format) you will have to disregard their instructions and copy file to a floppy or CD and run from there.
IT WILL NOT MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR BIOS even though it has it on screen when file open.

I strongly advise you do not use this BIOS update as it will probably cause lockup on loading on POST.

I saw somewhere you can load BIOS through DOS making a backup of BIOS as you load new updated BIOS. Not sure that if even if you did that you could reload old BIOS if all goes wrong.

Suggest forget SP2 until Medion get this sorted. You may end up needing new Motherboard.
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Answer:Medion BIOS SP2 Update MD40734 FID2060 Windows will not load

Medion MD40734 laptop XP problem when installing SP2 screen freezes

Posts: 6
Location: Cheshire England

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:24 am Post subject: Medion MD40734 laptop screen freezes when installing XP SP2 Reply with quote Edit/Delete this post
Medion MD40734 laptop XP problem when installing SP2 screen freezes

Had this problem a while ago Problem thought to be with BIOS. (cant remember how got round it but have had to enter F1 every time I start Computer for last year or so (but not after I did following today Jan 2007!)

Found solution at following site Influenced Dot Net
(Problem is with graphics screen)

I had put windows XP (without SP2) back on so never disabled uagp35 just ran two files as he says
SIS AGP driver (mymirror) (not newer!)
NVIDIA driver (my mirror)
Loaded SP2
All Fine Many thanks to that man.

Hope this helps someone

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I need help!i know a bit more than the average person about computers and i can usually resolve my computer issues on my own but im stumped! the first time i had an issue was a couple months ago when amd prompted me to update my graphics driver, so i did....after updating  i restarted the computer and i would get to the windows loading screen then,  a black screen with just the loading "ring" shownig. i restarted the machine a few times asnd got the same thing,  so eventually i got to the startup repair screen and i used system restore to bring the computer back to the point before i installed the new driver. after that it worked fine for a few months.  just last week i had the same issue with the black loading screen so i did a system restore again andt windows loaded fine after that, until the screen went to sleep then it refused to come back on and would not boot up again. i had not updated the graphis driver so im not sure what caused it this time and since then thats what has been happening i have tryed restarting it time after time and it will eather freeze at the black loading screen, or will  boot into windows very slowly, then crash again. i have also tryed system restore a few more times and it just boots up once then crashes again i have even tryed repalcing the hard drive and putting a fresh windows 10 install on it and it, but  just does the same thing again. the strangest thing for me is that it seems t... Read more

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Yesterday, I had an important windows update: " Advance micro devices Inc. Driver update for AMD SMBus." The update failed to load 4 different times! So I went to device manager, and in the list it had no such devise. It did list "Universal serial bus controllers". So I do not think it is the same.

Two things strike me as not being right. 1. Why would an AMD driver update be listed as a critical Windows update? 2. On update history, every update that was ever done on this computer has a KB******* I.D. number after it being that it was either successful or failed. The download attempted was listed as Failed, but no KB number after it. I do have the windows update icon in the system tray.

I do know that the wrong people are getting very experienced at attacking computer systems! My concern definitely raises a couple of red flags here.

Could someone please comment as to what may be happening?

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When I try and install the update for my video driver and the latest Windows update (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130), I get an error message saying: "Windows could not load installer for display. Contact your hardware vendor for assistance".

Also (and I don't know if this is related or not, I am unable to view "properties" from my desktop or to change screensaver/background themes from the control panel).

From googling the error message, I suspect that it has something to do with my video driver but I'm not certain.

I'm not sure what specs you need re: my computer. Here are the basics, if you need more, let me know.

Dimension 2400

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
Version: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Speed: 2657 MHz

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version: 5.1.2600
Service Pack: 2.0
Location: C:\WINDOWS
PID: 55277-OEM-0011903-00102
Hot Fix: KB943460

Video Cared
Model: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Driver: ialmnt5.sys
Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Sound Card
Manufacturer: Analog Devices, Inc.
Model: SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Driver: smwdm.sys
Friday, February 28, 2003

Any suggestions or instructions for correcting the problem would be greatly appreciated.



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I have Power Suite on my computer and it said I had 6 outdated drivers which I updated. Now my Windows won't load. It gets to my desk top background, but can't even load the program icons. Then it starts the same process all over. I'm sure one of the updated drivers is the issue, but I can't get the computer to start in order to try System Restore. What can I do? I'm not very computer savvy, so go slow..


Answer:[SOLVED] windows won't load after driver update- xp

This is the reason it is best to get the driver from the manufacturer website. Most Driver Finder software will recommend incompatible drivers.

I see no beneficial reasons to using Power Suite software.

Boot the PC into Safe Mode. Once logged in run a System Restore

Restart the PC > repeatedly tap F8 during boot > at the Advanced Options choose Safe Mode

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I can't seem to get Windows 7 SP1 to load a driver for an HP printer that is on my home network. My laptop sees it but won't let me make it the default printer or load a driver so that I can link to it wirelessly. I restored my laptop back to windows 7
because Windows 10 was moving too slow. I only have 4gigs of memory, and windows 10 probably runs better with 8gigs of memory.

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I'm working with a Dell Dimension C521 PC. It came with a PCI-Express video card which apparently has failed, yet the motherboard itself has on-board video. The system will boot using this video output (as opposed to the card which produced nothing) but when it finally gets to windows the auto-detect driver routine kicks in and begins to detect the video card, prompting the user to "Continue Anyway" to finish installing unsigned drivers. Unfortunately this event takes place in front of the installation of the USB keyboard and mouse (times like these I wish it had PS/2 ). Anyway, whether I boot up into Safe Mode or normal a prompt comes up about installing drivers for the on-board chipset. I can't interact with it because the driver install routine for the keyboard/mouse becomes interrupted.

Answer:Dell Dimension C521; USB key/mouse driver load interrupted by video card driver load

Bump. I've been thinking... the only way I think this can be fixed is if I boot from a Linux CD or something similar and delete a particular set of drivers for this video card. It can't prompt you to install any drivers if they don't exist, right? But I don't know where to go to delete such files and prevent them from automatically trying to install themselves. Any ideas?

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When using windows update I am given the choice to download an updated driver for my Brother HL-5040 printer. (Driver Version No. download has been carried out several times but the instalation fails and I get the following message in the update log.Error IUENGINE Installing Printer Driver Brother HL-5040 Series (Error 0x800703E5: Overlapped I/O operation is in progress.)See iuhist.xml for details: Install finished (Error 0x800703E5: Overlapped I/O operation is in progress.)My printer has always worked well and doesn't seem to have been affected by this.I can't find the location of the current driver and don't know how to check which version I currently have. Can anyone tel me what the error is and how I can fix it/install the new driver.

Answer:Windows XP Printer Driver Update failure to load

You'd be better going to the Brother website rather than rely on the Windows Update Site click here If the printer works OK though why bother?They apparently posted a nVidia Graphics driver as a critical update. Great if you don't have an appropriate nVidia card.

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

Answer:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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I have a Dell inspiron 1525 laptop with Vista & my browsers are IE7 :mad & Google Chrome. I got the laptop in late 2008.
The following has happened about 5 times over the past 2 weeks. When I have been using Chrome browser (I never use IE), at the very instant I click to close the browser, everything goes black & I then get a message that I've had an unexpected shut down & a lot of other writing which I do not have time to read in the few seconds it gives you before the system auto restarts. The last time this happened was last night. I did manage to catch a few words in the text & they were these words not necessarily in this order; they are just words that stuck in my brain referring to what may be causing this.:

I saw the word shadowing.

I saw something saying something about checking to see if BIOS drivers have an update or needing updating or something to that effect.

So, I have gone to my control panel for the problem reports & solutions. It brought up a report from 10/27 yet has no record of what happened yesterday. Further, it says the report from 10/27 was not reported???????
Here is a screen shot:

Then I clicked on "view a temporary copy of these files" & this is a screen shot of what came up there:

I think this information will also be helpful for you to be able to help me:
BIOS Version/Date - Dell Inc. A16, 10/16/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Intel Celeron CPU [email protected], 1995Mhz, 1 Core(s)... Read more

Answer:Need help doing BIOS driver update?

tryingtolearn said:

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 laptop with Vista & my browsers are IE7 :mad & Google Chrome. I got the laptop in late 2008.
The following has happened about 5 times over the past 2 weeks. When I have been using Chrome browser (I never use IE), at the very instant I click to close the browser, everything goes black & I then get a message that I've had an unexpected shut down & a lot of other writing which I do not have time to read in the few seconds it gives you before the system auto restarts. The last time this happened was last night. I did manage to catch a few words in the text & they were these words not necessarily in this order; they are just words that stuck in my brain referring to what may be causing this.:

I saw the word shadowing.

I saw something saying something about checking to see if BIOS drivers have an update or needing updating or something to that effect.

So, I have gone to my control panel for the problem reports & solutions. It brought up a report from 10/27 yet has no record of what happened yesterday. Further, it says the report from 10/27 was not reported???????
Here is a screen shot:

View attachment 205115

Then I clicked on "view a temporary copy of these files" & this is a screen shot of what came up there:
View attachment 205116

I think this information will also be helpful for you to be able to help me:
BIOS Version/Date - Dell Inc. A16, ... Read more

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Hello,  I cant find any BIOS drivers for IdeaPad Z710 (Windows 7 Home premium), can you help me? Thanks!

Answer:BIOS update and driver

Lenovo hasn't released any BIOS updates for your model so there are none listed for download.   If your are looking for the SMBIOS driver, that is included with the Chipset installation. 

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Hi Guys,I need to flash my Bios to support a ATHLON 1600XP CPU.I need a bin file called 663aua06.bin to achieve this.My board is jetway 663as ultra,i have tried Jetway`s site and there are 2 sites to download from Europe and Asia,none of the links work!!!Has anyone got this file or know where i can get it from,i`ve looked all over and search engines just take me back to this one blasted site.The file is only about 250k.Hope somebody can help.Many thanksSteve


Worked for me :oclick here

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My DM4-1006tx is quiet old one and now today I updated BIOS from F26 to F27.F27 is found the web site( Bios updating there is a problem occured with wireless lan. Before Bios updating, the WLAN driver is sp57965 and it worked very well.But now there WINDOWS can't find wireless lan adaptor with BIOS F27.And other driver such as sp 49541 is not installed well. On remarkerble thing is in the BIOS main screen, Bluetooth FCC ID is QDS-BRCM*** but WLAN FCC ID is  N/A. It is supposed to be a broblem of WHITE LIST whit wireless lan card.Right? My H/W is never changed since I bought it and my lan card seems not to have FCC ID? BIOS roll back to F26 or F23(frome HP web page, sp51954, sp50824) couldn't solve this problem.HP RECOVERY was also not the solution. What can I do?  

Answer:Question about wireless driver and Bios updating.

Hello @soo4, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! The Forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I read your post about the BIOS update, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that you starting having issues after the update.  You were unable to resolve the issue by rolling back the BIOS version, or by using the HP Recovery Manager. Did you try performing a System Restore, to set the notebook back to its previous working state?  If that does not work, then try restoring the BIOS.  You can review the following documents for additional help.  Please post back with the results:HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOSHP PCs - Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection (Windows 7) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Hello All: Many of us are aware that Lenovo stopped providing software updates by way of the TVSU (ThinkVantage System Update) application, however, I was rather surprised to notice that Lenovo has also stopped highlighting new system software releases when they are posted to the Device Driver File Matrix. There are two new system software updates available for the W500, one is a BIOS Update to version 2.12 - 1.01, and the other is an update for the Intel Pro Wireless to Version 12.04.  Click here for the Vista version or click here for the XP version.

W520 (4270 CTO), which replaced a W500 (4062-27U), which replaced a T42P, which replaced an A21P...

Answer:New BIOS, Wireless Driver released for W500

There is also a Bluetooth software update (for XP users only) dated April 8, 2009, and an Intel Matrix Storage Manager version 8.8.0 update for both Vista 64 (one file)  and Vista 32 & XP (a different file), both of which were posted April 3 2009.

W520 (4270 CTO), which replaced a W500 (4062-27U), which replaced a T42P, which replaced an A21P...

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I have tried everything I know to do.  I am an IT Pro with 30 years experience and this one has me stumped...
With the July cummulative update to Windows 10 15063, the Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth driver has completely failed.  It will not load and reports it is corrupted or unusable.  Here's what I have tried...
1. Remove and reinstall driver - Fail
2. Ensure latest driver from Dell, remove and reinstall - Fail
3. Download latest driver package from - Fail
4. Roll back CU (KB4025342) - Success
5. Reinstall CU (KB4025342) - Installs, but kills the bluetooth driver again
6. Contact Dell Support - Fail - Technician said it's a Microsoft problem and I would have to contact them for support. (Ironically: I just bought this laptop two months ago and purchased a 4year premium support contract!).
7. Roll back CU (KB4025342) permanently - Not possible, as it is managed by our Windows Update Server on corporate domain and would effect everyone.  I could do this, but it would be a last resort, and it's unknown what vulnerability I would expose the rest of our W10 clients to.

Has anyone else encountered this issue?  If so, what did you do to resolve?

Dell:  Can you please investigate and resolve?  All bluetooth functionality is broken so long as this CU is in place.

Thank you!

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Hi.  I have a Compaq Presario Model CQ5700Y.  I need to change from single to a quad CPU, AMD Quad-core Phenom II X4 920 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Socket AM2+ Processor that I just purchased (original is AMD Athlon II 170U 2000mhz, 1 core, 1 Logical).  When I installed it, it said it's not supported and shut down.  I read online that I just need to update the Bios Driver for the motherboard.  I went to HP support site and there is no Bios listed for my PC.  Can someone help me please.  I'm not sure what to do next.  My system is 64 bit and I upgraded the RAM to 4gb.  I need to get this to work for a new job.  Is this even possible?  Thank you in advance.

Answer:Bios Driver update for CQ5700Y

@LostInFL? This is the one you have installed now. Athlon II 170u112 GHz1MB20W  This is the one you want to upgrade to. Phenom II X4 940443 GHz2MB6MB125W 105 watts hotter??? REO

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Dear Lenovo technicans, dear coders please find a way to control the fan on s-12On my and i think on many (all) Lenovo S-12 the fan is always running and is loud although no processor activity Please find a way to control the fan

Answer:S-12 : We need a fan control. Driver or Bios update

You sure it's not something in your setup? the fan on mine hardly ever kicks in and when it does it's not very noisy.

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I downloaded N22 bios firmware for my 
N22 Winbook Machine Type Model80S60005US from ( , but when running it, it reports model number does not match. Also I downloaded Card reader driver, and successfully updated it, but when checking in Windows, the driver was still old one.
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I have just brought my T60p back to it's original factory setup and need to update the drivers & BIOS to be current,  I have been unable to find the Lenovo link that gets this done automatically & I would greatly appreciate any help in that regard.  


Go to Solution.

Answer:Automatic Driver & BIOS Update

Hi rhonig,Welcome to the forum!I think ThinkVantage System Update is what you are looking for:- it helps.

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hi,because of some display problems, and this has nothing to do with the question, I updated the bios (which meant closing my eyes and pressing the update) so i could run some new ATI drivers. since then the netgear wireless router runs at full strength all the time, whereas before it would be up and down like a donkeys hind leg. is it possible or is it all in my mind.thanks

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When I upgraded to windows 8.1 with my lenovo y500 w/ dual nvidia gt650m cards the driver for the second gpu would not show up or have an error after awhile.  If I re-installed the older driver that I had at the time before the 8.1 update both drivers would work for a time but eventually it would crap out again.  I tried updating to the newest driver and It wouldn't read the second driver at all. error everytime.  so anyway, I called lenovo and the support agent told me to refresh my pc and remove win8.1.  This SUCKED b/c I had a lot of games disappear and I couldn't believe this was the only answer.  Anyways they work fine on reg win 8, but every other day I get a popup telling me to upgrade to 8.1 and how great it is, and how some things won't work w/o 8.1.  I tried 8.1 again to see if maybe they had fixed the problem a couple of months ago, but no, I had to refresh and start all over.  I accidentally hit ok on the 8.1 popup the other day, luckily I hit system restore before it could go into effect. I found the thread talking about fixing the sli with 8.1 and I think this addresses my problem (at least part of it). It said to download NVIDIA GeForce GT650M Second VGA BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) - IdeaPad Y400, Y500 and follow instructions.  The problem I'm having is this solution was posted before I had my run in with the problem and the Lenovo agent told me to do a system refresh instead of this.  I want to be... Read more

Answer:I want to be sure the 2nd vga bios update for win8.1 will fix my 2nd gpu driver problem

I dont own that laptop but the VBIOS fix is indeed specifically for a second GPU.
Whoever told you to refresh your PC might not have been fully aware of the fix. This fix has been around for some time for both Y500 and Y510p.

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how can i do it?
i downloaded it but couldnt understand how to make it work

Answer:How to update bios driver? Gygabite g31m s2e

If you are considering updating you MoBo Bios. Your Manual for the mother board will explain it.

Here is another consideration:
Is your board not preforming some function that you use? If the answer is no. You might consider leaving well enough alone. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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I need help.  Bottom line up front: I want to reflash the BIOS/UEFI on my Lenovo G50-45 Type 80E3.  Attempts to do this from Windows have failed.  Is there are way to do this from a flash drive or DOS?  Symptoms and details follow.             The problem machine is one of ten identical (both hardware and software) laptops occasionally used in a classroom.  The other 9 laptops are working perfectly.            The problem machine (and all the others) were fine 5 months ago when updated to Windows 10 v1607.  When taken out of storage the problem machine started to boot to Windows but hung before the lock screen.  After >30 minutes waiting, I was able to do some recovery options, but all failed to fix the problem.  Restoring the original OEM image or even a complete image from another working machine had no effect.  Of some significance:  if I waited >1 hour sometimes I got a Windows error, "thread stuck in device driver."            I wiped the HD completely with secure erase, and then installed a vanilla ("Clean") copy of Windows 10 v1703, the current 'Creators Update.'  This worked fine until connected to the Internet, upon which it quickly hung and crashed.  By installing drivers off-line one-by-one I traced the problem to the AMD Video devic... Read more

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I was getting a system crash with my new GTX 770 when I had a 600w PSU with 34amps on the rail.

So I upgraded my PSU to 750w (CX750M) with 62amps on the rail. The GTX 770 requires that it has 42amps. So my 62amps is enough.

But I'm still getting system crashes when playing a game.

Any solution?
Thank you

Answer:Do I need to download driver or update Bios after upgrading new PSU?

Power supplies do not require a driver and are not affected by the BIOS version.

You may have a different problem. If you can post the error messages from the crash here that may provide some clues, or you could post in the BSOD Help and Support Forum. Follow their posting instructions to get the best help.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I have a MSI P35 Neo2-FR mainboard (model MS7345, 1.0) installed in a custom multimedia computer. The OS is XP pro with all current updates from Windows update as well as drivers updated from the "Driver Detective" application I use. The processor is Intel 2 duo E6850, socket 775 LGA. I can give other data about the processor as I have the CPU-Z utility installed. Memory is DDR2 dual channel, 4096 MBytes. Please request any other data you might need to answer my question(s).

The mainboard bios was last updated to V1.7 (12-24-2007) when I built the computer and installed the motherboard. Since bios updates are supposed to be somewhat risky and should not be done unless absolutely necessary I have never tried to update the bios. But my Driver Detective application will not update certain Intel (chipset?) drivers that Detective says are outdated, and I seem to be having some issues that might be related to those drivers Detective says are outdated (so called ICH9 family two port ATA storage controllers, standard dual channel PCI IDE controller, Intel Express chipset PCI express root port, and Intel PCI bridge). I'm not sure what those "outdated" drivers do or how they could affect my system operation but I went to the MSI website

and I see there are actually 4 kinds of updates available...the two I evidently am concerned with being DRIVERS and BIOS downloads. I first tried downlo... Read more

Answer:Mainboard driver/bios update advice

First make sure you're updating the correct motherboard model, these are specific for motherboards!

Booting to DOS and creating a flashable boot disk with the flasher and the BIOS file is explained at

Also you only need to flash the latest version eg. because all previous changes are also in the latest version. On the MSI site you can see if one of the solved items applies to you.


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Ok, here's my problem. Sorrry if it's a bit long.

I recently had major issues with my computer. I found out through trial and error that there was a hardware issue. i just changed my motherboard and RAM to work through this, and the computer returned to semi-working order. I also scanned the Hard Drive for viruses from a friends PC. The computer worked, but ran extremely slow, with the CPU usage spiking high. Through process Explorer, I discovered that there were two issues, one a driver problem, and an overheating CPU (running near 90 c). I tried to update my drivers, to get back to some semblance of usablility, and in my wisdom (read: stupidity) I updated the BIOS, and essentially all the built-in drivers for my motherboard at once before a restart. Now, it runs quickly, up to the point where it automatically shuts down. This occurs during the windows load screen. When I attempt to boot from a CD, I get a GPF. Any ideas? (hardware to come next post)

Answer:Windows won't Start after Driver/Bios update

(sorry for the double post but as my PC is out, this is on a PS3 browser, which limits post size)

The Hardware I have is as follows:
Windows XP SP3
Intel Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz
Foxconn G9657MA-8KS2H Motherboard
2 GB A DATA RAM (DDR2 800)
ECS GeForce 8600 512 VRAM (Drivers to date before this SNAFU)

Drivers were updated using Foxconns FOX update utility

Please help me if you can.

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Dear Lenovo experts!
I purchased my s10-3t in November 2010. Initially I got problem with the secondary portrait orientation in the tablet mode, but complete reinstallation (as kindly advised by yigit at this forum) of the system (Windows 7) using Onekey Recovery solved the problem. If somebody is interested, please see my messages of December 2010. Since then my laptop works perfectly.
Now I have two additional simple (I hope so) questions:
1) For my another Lenovo laptop, Thinkpad T400, I got a program called ThinkVantage Productivity Center, which is able (along with many other functions) to automatically update the system. It scans the system and suggests to update drivers, BIOS and other Lenovo programs where applicable. Does anything similar exist for s10-3t? It looks  to be a sad and time-consuming procedure to check manually all the drivers at this page compare them to the existing drivers at my system and to manually update where needed.
2) I found here not few posts reporting problems after BIOS update. Is it worth trying to update the BIOS if my s10-3t works perfectly with the old one? The parameters of my system are:
BIOS:  Lenovo 24CN61WW  11-Aug-10
System model: 20040M18
Windows 7 (32bit)
Thank you.
link fixed

Answer:s10-3t : automatic driver updates and BIOS update

1- bios version 62 is available.

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hi  i messed up.  i didn't switch off my wireless adatper before upating my bios and its not working now.  anyone know how to get it working again? thanks

Answer:y470 wireless not working after bios update

there's a wireless switcher ( probably left/right side of your computer ) make sure you activated it first.if it's about bios, you may need to activate wireless in bios,too.

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I recently bought a Belkin 54G cardbus wireless adapter for use with my Satellite 2800-400, which has a Windows ME OS.
The setup software wouldn't install a driver, even though ME was said to be supported.

I wrote to Belkin and they told me that it was because the laptop BIOS didn't support 802.11g wireless and that I should update the BIOS. I updated to BIOS version 2 but it didn't make any difference.

I don't know if Belkin's instructions were on the right track or whether they were they just pushing the responsibility as far away from themselves as they could.
Please can anyone tell me if my laptop does support 802.11g wireless, with or without the BIOS upgrade?

Answer:Will 2800-400 BIOS update enable 802.11g wireless LAN?


I?m not 100% sure if your notebook supports a wireless LAN connection because I don?t found any informations about it. But as far as I know it?s not necessary to update the BIOS therewith the Wireless card works.
I recommend to contact the service partner. They have more detailed informations about this unit.


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I updated my bios from 40cn22ww_64 to 40cn33ww_64. My wireless does not work properly. It is on FN and F5. It shows no networks. Diagnose says Problem found, There might be a problem with the driver for the wireless network connection adapter. The adapter is an Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter. The driver is version I have tried to find another driver and have not been able to. I have uninstalled the adapter and reinstalled it. Any ideas. Windows 7 update will not work. It goes to 45% and fails! Please help!!!

Answer:G470 wireless not working after bios update

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m sorry to hear that the Wireless is not working as expected after installing BIOS update in your G470 Laptop, below is the link to download next version of the wireless Atheros wireless driver:

Atheros Wireless LAN Driver - Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Do post us back if the issue still persists.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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Hi all, I need some help. I just bought a new thinkpad edge e440-Q01 last sturday. After I installed Win 7 ultimate 64 Bit, all the driver, everything work fine, i can connect to the internet, start working etc.  Then I update the BIOS, first it was 1.61 version then I upated my BIOS using BIOS utility for win 7 (downloaded from After that i can't connect to the interter via wireless LAN. It was said that I need to turn on the "hardware radio switch", both intel wireless utility and thinkvantage connection utility says i need to switch the wireless on, but, i can't find the hardware switch for wireless on thinkpad edge e440.  I try to push F8 button, as there is a symbol of wireless LAN, but nothing happens. Then when I open the device manager, there is lenovo connect 1.0 device and i can't find it's driver, so it remain as unknown device. I try to reinstall the windows, but now i don't have bluetooth to. Other driver such as GT740, Ethernet, chipset, usb, etc are working just fine.Anyone can help?

Answer:thinkpad E440 can't use wireless after 2.07 BIOS Update

just for addition, lenovo bios update utility have 2 option task. to update bios and model number. ican update the bios but not the model number.

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Emachines T1440 Celeron 1.4 gig
XP home
Motherboard: Lomita 128401 BIOS 71481.EM.0000.D.0208091418
512 Ram...Just upgraded

Problem...Screen freezes randomly and forces me to reboot. After that I get a windows error reporting fix that sends me to Intel for a graphics accelorator.

At the intel site I get this info...

Listed below are several resources to help you find a solution to the error messages presented by Windows* XP Online Crash Analysis. The OCA message you see may suggest that you need to update your graphics driver as a possible solution. Additional links are provided below with further information on your particular chipset.

Common Symptoms
The system hangs and/or reboots automatically, followed by one of these errors:
Error: "Your system has recovered from a serious error. Display driver for the device was unable to complete a drawing operation. Display driver for the [graphics device] seems to be responsible for the instability. Check the manufacturer for a device driver update."
Error: "The driver for the display device got stuck in an infinite loop."
Error: "0xEA - Hardware Hang"
Error: "0x8E - Access Violation"
Error: "0x50 - Memory Issue"
These types of errors indicate that the operating system has determined that the graphics driver was taking too long for an operation to complete and that the driver appears to have stopped responding. To the operating system, it appears as though the gr... Read more

Answer:Screen Freezes Graphic driver BIOS update HELP!!

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I have just upgraded to Vista on my ebox but in order to get there I had to update the bios and used the MSI live update to update the eveshamvale branded MSI board. Now the AGP drivers dont seem to work for the Radeon 9600 card I had on board.I have tried the latest ATI drivers and also the Vista recommended.Anyone know how to either put the evesham bios back or how to fix the problem.

Answer:Evesham ebox bios update AGP driver problem

What chipset does your mobo have. There is a known conflict with ATI AGP Radeon cards and Nvidea nforce3 and below chipsets, which is why I have a £369.00 Vista Ultimate doorstop next to my PC.

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After win 10 update - slow & keeps crashing wiht Blue screen thread stuck in device driver message.I have run al diagnostic tests & all ok.updated all drivers from HP help program BIOS was upto date apparently  - however -trying to check from BIOS management - It says current F.OA  after update F.02 - but when I try I get messageThe system BIOS failedUnable to open BIOS signature  - I have taken all programmes off PC (except HP help assistant) & reinstalled updated windows version98% of CPU is always used, mainly with System  -Please help! 

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Hi guys ,I currently have an Alienware 15R3 with a recurrent  (BSOD) "Thread Stuck in Device Driver ".It recently went worse as I cannot boot into windows without this BSOD coming up.So I have decided to update my bios (currently in A06) through safe mode.However Murphy's law strike again as i get the "Unable to Load driver" error message when I execute the Bios update file.So i have decided to set up a Freedos on my USB stick and I copy the Bios Update file downloaded from Dell website in order to execute the Bios Flash Update directly from the Bios (F12 on launch --> Bios Flash Update) . However , another problem strike,  once in the GSET Bios Flash Update I cannot use the left / right arrow from the keyboard (only the ups and downs work) in order to select the bootable disk and run the program. I tried to plug another Keyboard through USB same problem .My Bios is open and I have no restriction in paramter of anykind.This is a story when everything goes wrong , so if anyone can help me I would really really appreciate .Thank you guys and Best RegardsGuillaume

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I have a Satellite A80-131 and after bios update (last version 2.5) by windows procedure update, my DVD drive do not read DVD medias anymore. It is possible to read CD medias, but not DVD one.

Can I reinstall the old bios? Can I reinstall the firmware?

Ronai Lisboa

Answer:After BIOS update DVD driver do not read DVDs anymore - Sat A80


On the Toshiba driver page you will find also 2 Firmware updates.
Check which drive you unit has and try to update the firmware.
Try also to install the DVD ram driver.

PS: It's not possible to roll back the BIOS or to install the early version of BIOS on the unit. Only the Toshiba service partner can DOWNGRADE the BIOS

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So a couple weeks ago I was forced to reinstall windows xp from cd to my computer. After install, I discovered that my audio does not work, and there is no LAN option under "network connections" (just the 1394 net adapter).

I googled a bit and found a lot of "reinstall your bios driver" suggestions, so I did that, but it's still not working.

any suggestions?

Answer:LAN and audio missing... tried bios driver update, no dice

woahhh you shouldn't have to touch your bios. go to device manager and tell me if you see and unknown devices (yellow question marks)

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any body know whwere to update HP media center m8200n BIOS driver? my current is v5.27, is there any new ones? the mothboard is ECS Nettle 2.0. Thanks

Answer:HP media center m8200n BIOS driver update

Quote: Originally Posted by jinghai

any body know whwere to update HP media center m8200n BIOS driver? my current is v5.27, is there any new ones? the mothboard is ECS Nettle 2.0. Thanks

Hello jinghai

Motherboard Specifications, MCP61PM-HM (Nettle2) - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
This is the best I can find, is it the motherboard you are talking about?
There are links on the bottom of the page to obtain software and drivers

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My question is: How can I determine if a downloadable application offered by a Web site is indeed safe (i.e., not malware or spam) before I actually do download and install the program?

Here are the gory details: I was curious about updates to my computer's BIOS and drivers, so I searched Google and turned up a web-site that offers a download that scans your computer to determine the current BIOS and driver versions, then provides a checklist showing which are up-to-date and which aren't. I ran it and it looks pretty neat ( It also provides links to download the updates. (Unfortunately, that costs about $30 for a year's subscription.) It's not just that I'm broke, it's also kind of scary.

My question may be foolish, especially since I downloaded and installed the program that does the checking without knowing anything about it. But I'd really like to know if there is a way to determine how safe a downloadable application is "before" actually downloading and installing it.

Many thanks. I look forward to hearing your advice.


Answer:Downloading BIOS update & driver updates safely

hello & welcome to TSF ,

driveragent is a very safe place to get your drivers from .....

i have a standing subscription with them for i do alot of repairs on a daily basis and trust them greatly and it is so much quicker & easier for me !!

now the best way you can get your drivers for free is to go to the home site of the manufacturer of the pc you have or the for the hardware that you have installed & to know the types of software you are using that require specific drivers like (Realtek AC/97audio & nVidia video & ATI chipsets & Intel & AMD ) and so many more that are used to run certain applications on a pc / there is quite a few that Microsoft offers thru the update site/plus many other trusted sites that you can get them from

but you need to know the specific driver that you need for you can get a driver that may look like the one that you need but rather is for a diifernt application and then you are then going to create a driver conflict and then you have issues on your pc and have to trouble shoot to find the issue

for you see some drivers for one hp will work on a dell , but then they wont for certain hp computers /then you have some dell drivers that will work on a hp or many differnt hps

then you have the differnce of having a laptop from a desktop

so the need to know is very inportant & can be time comsuming

i hope that i have shed a little light on the subject for you

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Earlier today I downloaded and installed this BIOS and this Graphics Driver to my HP Envy 15 notebook, then restarted, where I got the message "Recovery: Your PC needs to be repaired. Error code: 0cx000000e". I tried to update to this BIOS and this  Graphics Driver. My system is Windows 8.1, my internet connection is wireless, and my prouduct number is G0T55AV. My processor is Intel Core i7. I can't boot into safe mode. What I've tried to fix this is: I downloaded the Windows 8.1 ISO onto a USB drive and used it to get into system repairChoosing the "Refresh your PC" option leads to the prompt  "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."Under Advanced Options, using Startup Repair leads to the prompt "Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC"System Restore tells me "To use System Restore, you must specify which Windows installation to restore. Restart this computer, select an operating system, and then select System Restore", and I'm totally sure what that means.In the command prompt I ran "chkdsk C:" several times, which always runs very quickly and finds no problems, sfc /scannow,  which leads to "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation", as well as bootrec /fixMbr -> bootrec /fixboot and bootec /RebuildBcd (total identified windows installations: 0) which I don't think did anythingI updated the BIOS again from a separate usb drive, using this tutorial, thi... Read more

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Answer:Ideapad Y460 driver BIOS update question

This is just horrible presentation by the web team; one set is for 32-bit Windows, one set is for 64-bit Windows. Within each set, there's one EXE (the actual update) and one TXT (the readme), but both are labelled the same thing.32-bit Windows: Windows:

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TEMPRO has given me 2 new drivers but neither has instructions.

BIOS installation used to be an operation involving copying the driver to a disc and then changing the boot-up order to start with that disc.
However I think the new BIOS drivers are installed with Windows running - as a normal program. Anyone know for sure ?

I assume the wifi driver is a normal install, with wifi switched on or off ?

Answer:Satellite L350-277 - Update of new BIOS and Wifi driver


Just one question;
Is a WLan driver update and BIOS update necessary?
I mean; do you have any problems with your notebook where such update would be required?

You should not update this if everything is OK. in most case the Tempro notifies you about drivers and tools which are uploaded to the driver page but this is not a recommendation for an update? you know what I mean????

I follow always this tip; never change a running system.

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hi all my computer is x201i 3249 cbc last 2 weeks my computer suffered from blue screen after counselling i found out that it is due to my wireless driver's not updated here is the conclusion (after I sent my dmp file to the helper): The DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bug check has a value of 0x000000D1. This indicates that a kernel-mode driver attempted to access pageable memory at a process IRQL that was too high. every occasion NETwNs32.sys is being shown as the problem.    Loaded symbol image file: NETwNs32.sys    Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\NETwNs32.sys    Image name: NETwNs32.sys    Timestamp:        Mon Oct 18 10:20:44 2010 (4CBC116C)    CheckSum:         006D509B    ImageSize:        006D5000    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4I have looked on the manufacturers website and there is an updated driver for you wireless card : is dated oct 2010 as above so depending on what card it is the newest dates are below:Intel WIFI and WIMax 6250 - driver is 1... Read more

Answer:can't update my wireless driver !

Hello mate, When you look for a driver check the version not the release date. I think you might try to install the previous version of the driver if the last one is not working properly.I give you the link there : what verion of Access connections do you use ?You should try to install Power management driver a s well : 

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I keep losing the connection on an old laptop that I have (XP). I know that it's not the router because all other laptops work fine off it.I'm wondering if updating the wireless driver might sort it but don't actually know how to find out the card manufacturer and where I get the latest driver from.Can anyone advise please?ThanksH

Answer:How do I update my wireless LAN driver

Try belarc advisor to see what's inside your laptop click here Safe and free.

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Please help; any suggestions you might have would be greatly appreciated. The wifi on my X61 7675 CTO (which is upgraded to Windows 7 Professional) is the Thinkpad 11a/b/g Wirless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter and my current driver is version, which seems to be the latest from Lenovo (dated 4/9/09). There is a later driver, however, that keeps popping up in Windows Update as "optional" - but it has version 2.<something> while being dated 10/17/09. So it is later but has much lower version number. Should I update? The reason I ask is that I've been having problems with frequently losing my wireless connection. I only get reconnected if I disable and then enable the wireless device, sometimes I have to do it several times. But still I cannot find anything wrong with it (it is not any of the common issues, such as allowing Windows to shut it down to save energy). I've tried reinstalling the device with the driver package supplied by Lenovo, but nothing seems to help. I don't want to screw things up further by installing an older driver (if it is older; I really can't tell), so I would appreciate your advice. This page seems to state that one should use the driver installed "automatically" by Windows 7. I don't understand if this would be the Windows Update version 2 or the Lenovo version 7...  Per Bylund

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Answer:Update wireless driver?

Very interesting. There seem to be no Lenovo Windows 7 drivers for the Thinkpad 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter... odd.
I can suggest three ways for you to go to get updated drivers, depending on your risk tolerance an patience:
1. Fill out a Lenovo support site feedback form (link on the left side of every support page) and wait (they often respond within 24 hours).
2. Removed.
3. Let Windows update load the driver from the Microsoft update catalog (it is the correct Atheros driver).
Do come back and tell us how it goes!
Edit: I removed the most risky option while I do some investigation.

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I've got a 2012 HP Pavillion Dv6-6c43cl running Win 7 Home Premium with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 card. Two or three times a day, the wireless connection stalls and drops, forcing me to disconnect and then re-connect to the wireless signal, after which it seems to work fine (for a while). And even when it is running, the wireless speed on the Dv6 is only about half that of a 2016 model HP Pavillion 15T that I have sitting right next to it. So it seems that I've either got a faulty wireless card or I need newer drivers, right? Assuming that's true, the safest and easiest bet is probably to try updating the drivers first to see if that resolves the connection issues. The problem is, HP Support Assistant says there are no updated drivers for my Dv6. Yet when I go to the HP software and driver site for my model Dv6, it offers what I think is an updated driver for my laptop. "Intel Wireless Drivers, Intel PROSet, and Intel My WiFi for Microsoft Windows 7 ver."  (Aug 31, 2016). Is that, in fact, the updated driver for my Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 card? Or is it something else? And why is HP Support Assistant telling me that there are no updated drivers for my card? Finally, if it's a better bet to forget the drivers and simply update the card instead, should I order a new Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 or get a newer faster card -- and if so, which one? Your advice is much appreciated here. ... Read more

Answer:Should I update wireless driver or not?

Hi: You have to look at the driver version and date near the exe download file.  The August 2016 date is just the date the file was uploaded to the support page.  HP periodically revises the support pages.  That does not necessarily mean the drivers were updated. Here is the latest driver which you can use directly from Intel...1st driver on the list for W7 32 bit (although didn't your PC come with W7 64 bit?).   18.12.0  Date: 8/10/2015  The 64 bit driver is the 2nd one on the list. Your notebook has a BIOS whitelist which blocks unsupported wireless cards from being installed. You can only install one of the cards listed in the service manual and they must have the HP Part number on them or they will not work.  Also some of the part numbers listed in the manual are incorrect, which makes it even harder to change the wireless cards out.

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Hello, I would like to install a newer wireless card to take advantage of AC wireless speeds, so I'm looking for an update or mod to my f1.b bios for my Dv6t-6c00 due to the white list. I've tried using the HP website to check for updates for my computer, but the automated process fails everytime. I'd like to mention donovan6000( created quite a few Modded Bios, but everytime I run the included InsydeFlash application it tells me, while trying to install both the original f.1b bios & f.1b modded bios, that they are not for my notebook. My Dv6t-6c00 Bios informationSystem Board ID - 17FABios Version - F.1bBios Vendor - Insyde I havent seen an update to this subject for a long time, and any help/tips is greatly appreciated!


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Answer:Newer Wireless Card install/f1.b bios update

I found a solution that worked perfect. I upgraded my bios F.1b to a modded F.02 and was able to install a $26 wireless card( that gives me a wireless speed of 866.7Mbps Here is where I found the solution Here is a direct link to donovan6000's bios downloads

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I just downloaded and installed the latest graphic card driver of satellite 1000 Z2 which is Intel (R) 82830M chipset Driver Revision: However, it does not work.

I wonder if I should update my BIOS first. Thanks

Answer:Satellite 1000-Z2: Intel GPU driver does not work - Should I update BIOS?

Hi there,

it?s always a good idea to keep the BIOS up-to-date. So, it would be the best you try the BIOS update and then reinstall the graphics card driver. You can also (if not already did) check and download the drivers from there, they are some times more up-to-date than the toshiba drivers. :)

Plz give some feedback if the graphics card installation was successful after BIOS update.


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I have had a Yoga for several weeks now and find it to be a great machine. One feature that I usually always look for in a laptop is the ability to use the function (Fn) key with the arrow (direction) keys. Some manufacturers assign volume or brightness to the arrow function keys, however, my preference is to use them for advanced cursor management in which the Home (left), End (right), Page Up (up), and Page Down (down) keys are mapped.
The Yoga currently has no alternate function key capabilities assigned to the arrow keys. So I wonder what the possibility of these being added as a future driver/bios update might be..?
(I find that many other manufacturers have been adopting such a function key layout with their laptops.)
Link to picture
In my opinion, volume and brightness belong as functions of the F1-F12 keys, which is the case for the Yoga. Also, there is an actual dedicated volume button on the left side, so volume is definitely covered.
Additionally, I was pleased to find an existing setting in the Bios that allows the F1-F12 keys to be toggled for use as standard "F" keys. As a software developer, I regularly use these keys for debugging (as well as for many other application specific shortcuts). So I do commend the designers for implementing this as a user preference in the Bios. (Given this precedent, perhaps the same option could be added for arrow key function behavio... Read more

Answer:Keyboard Function Keys - Enhance via Bios or Driver Update?

I think that the existence of real Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys is why they didn't bind those functions to the arrow keys (as with the keyboard examples in your picture).  I have used the nifty SharpKeys utility with such keyboards on my older laptops to custom map those functions to specific function keys, so perhaps it will allow you to map Fn-Up as you wish on the Yoga:  

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Hi, i ave an E320 (1298-5QG, i.e. w/out preloaded OS) with a manually installed Win 7/64bit. BIOS version oi 1.11, every time i try to update the BIOS with BIOS setup utility from System Update i get the error message Driver Loading failed.What can i do to update the BIOS other than by getting en external optical drive to boot from and setup the BIOS from there?

Answer:E320 BIOS Update not working "Driver Loading failed"

hey elmarjason,if i'm not mistaken the bootable bios CD is in an .ISO format . what you could do is this and do note that this is a suggestion and not an official method from the ISO file .get this software >> the above software to make a USB memory stick to become bootable.set your unit's bios to boot from USB and in theory; you should be able to load the bios for installation.

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It's asking to be updated for the 7th time. The exact same update. How can I get it to recongnize the previous updates or delete them so I can properly update it once?
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

Answer:Y70-70 Touch - Wireless lan driver keeps asking to update

Good day.
If you could provide more info about your system (eg. model, OS version, etc), it may help the community to assist you.

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I have been unable to update the wireless driver on my X61.  I have attempted to use System Update as well as installing it manually and it doesn't work either way.  When attempting to install it manually, a screen comes up saying that it is unable to locate a required file and gives the path to a Windows installer then the following: {F22FD942-651D-4EE8-BD6F-7E0AF5E17625}.  Any ideas on what it causing the problem or how to get around it and install the updated drivers?

Answer:X61 Wireless driver update problem

Can you try uninstalling the existing drivers first?

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Dear All,

I was happy owner of Satellite P100-437 for already 4 months, but last week i start to have big trouble with my laptop. First, next day after i bought the laptop with Vista, i downgrade my laptop to Windows XP SP2 and everything was fine. I had everything working and i enjoyed my laptop a lot. Last week i checked Toshiba web site for new drivers and i downloaded the new bios update 4.00-WIN and i apply it.

After that started the headache. I suddenly lost my sound, but in device manager the sound card is working fine. Besides, the small light in the wireless switch is disappeared and then the wireless device, also stating in the device manager that is working fine.

I backed up all my data, and reinstall win xp, clean, and i installed the sound drivers and nothing changed, the sound is still missing. Same story with the wireless. Yesterday, i witnessed something else, i attached one external hard drive, which is using usb connection and need also usb power, and suddenly the sound and the wireless come back for while, but interrupting and finally disappeared again.

So, now I wonder what to do and any help on this matter will be appreciated. I work on cruise ships and my laptop there is priceless.


Answer:Satellite P100: After BIOS update 4.00-WIN can not use sound card & wireless

Hello Deniz

I told everyone every time: Please do not do anything while OS runs well!!!

Please remember this. The problem is that your notebook is delivered with Vista OS and BIOS is also designed for Vista. You were very lucky to run WXP successfully and now you updated the Vista designed BIOS again. I am really not wondering you have problems now.

What to do in this situation? It is very good questions. Try to reinstall drivers for sound and WLAN. Maybe it will help. Maybe clean WXP installation. I can not say for sure. I have A200 (also Vista preinstalled) and I believe at the moment I have no interest to update anything. Not yet.

Bye and good luck!

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Hi guya,at the moment I am trying to get all drivers together for the new windows 8.So far so good. I got almost all, but the newest BIOS Update contains an README which is mentioning to install a specific USB 3.0 driver prior flashing the new BIOS.But where can I get the driver? Also for windows 7 there has been a chipset-driver, will there also one in windows 8? In the download section you can download a driver for the use of the caching-ssd called Intel RapidStorage, but as far as I know, does Lenovo use Expresscache under windows 7..   mentioned abstract from BIOS-Update: - Lenovo recommends to install the USB 3.0 driver for Windows (Version or higher) prior to updating the BIOS. Because the BIOS requires  the modification in the USB 3.0 driver to fix USB 3.0 related issues.

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I have uninstalled and reinstalled the latest driver from the lenovo site, but I keep getting an error saying that I need to update the driver.  Does anyone have any tips on how to do this?  I want to use ThinkAdvantage Access, but I am not able to without the correct driver.  Also, the wireless radio periodically goes out and I have to reboot to re-initialize. Thanks in advance,Donald

Answer:Intel Pro/Wireless driver will not update properly

Welcome to the forum! What ThinkPad are we discussing here to begin with? And, if possible, can you post the 7-character model number and the OS that you're running? Good luck and keep us posted.

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hi supporter,
My laptop is DELL LATITUDE E6530. I am using window 10 x64, and I have updated wifi + bluetooth drivers. It was unsucessful. Please help me to solve this. I also attached update - log file.
Thanks much.

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Using System Update, I am notified of a Critical Update:?Proceeding with the update, it performs a reset however, does not successfully complete - i.e., all steps are completed but device driver is not updated and the update re-appears in the System Update repeatedly.I also visited the Support page for my device, downloaded the package manually and attempted to complete installation (as an Administrator), unsuccessfully.  The install reaches the point where it seeks a Driver Installation Package and continuously fails, regardless of where the Setup files are placed.  I've posted a sequence of screenshots below.????Please advise of solution as I experience the same endless loop of unsuccessful updates with other Intel updates via the System Update Tool.

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Hi there, My System: Lenovo X240 with Windows 10 x64 I have the following problem: Intel Wireless LAN Driver 18.11.0 stays in System Update even though it is already installed. What I have already tried:Downloading the driver from the website and repairing itUninstalling the driver from Control Panel, rebooting and installing it again from System Update Neither of the above resolved the issue. See the screenshot below (clickable): As I understand, System Update somehow fails to detect that the driver is already installed. Is there a way to fix this? Thank you.

Answer:Intel Wireless LAN Driver 18.11.0 in System Update

Im having the same issue with this update but on an X1

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I have a Thinkpad X1 Yoga (20FQ) with an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 network adapter.  Windows 10 64-bit. Ever since updating the Intel Wireless LAN Driver to version 19.71.1, I have had an intermittent, but frequent, slow wireless internet connection.  Rolling the driver back to version seems to have solved the issue so far.  Has anyone else had that same issue?

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Hi all.

So after updating my computer (HP pavilion dv6) last night I've run into some problems. First, my wireless driver is not working properly. Nothing comes up when I trouble shoot, I cannot enable and disable with either the device manager or the wireless button at the top of my computer.

My first instinct was to run a system restore back to yesterday but:
When I try to run System Restore I get the message "System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed. Details: The data is invalid. (0x8007000D)".

This is followed by another message "There was an unexpected error: Catastrophic failure (0x8000FFFF) Please close System Restore and try again."

I realize this might need to be placed in a different thread. I'm new here. Everything was just working prior to the latest update.

Answer:Problem with wireless driver after latest update

When restore points fail, I can get a little worried. On an HP hit F2 when booting to run diagnostics and make sure everything is testing ok. I'm not saying that system restore always works, and I have seen when it doesn't work but the system is ok (hardware wise).

Next go to HP's web site and go to support/driver downloads and type in your machine and download the latest wireless driver (or do this on another PC). Next, open the start menu, right click on my computer and go to manage. Once that leads go down to Device manager, you should see your wireless with most likely a yellow "!". Right click on it and go to properties. Look for the driver tab and then a button to "Roll back driver". If you can no click it, then close that window. Right click the Wireless again and choose "uninstall". After doing this go ahead and run the driver you downloaded off HP's website, and see if that corrects the issue.

Sometimes even after installing the correct driver if the Wireless will not work is a sign of a failing motherboard, especially on an HP DV6 laptop. I have seen this a number of times. A quick fix that will slightly prolong the life of the laptop at that point is a USB wifi adapter, but if this is truly the issue, the laptop doesn't have much time left.

The most common laptops I see for repair are the DV6 and it's bigger brother DV9.

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Dear, I have a Y50-70 laptop and the current wireless lan driver is Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC.I checked that this is the latest driver for wireless lan for my lap. However, lenovo update software keep notify me to install the new update for this driver, i have alredy installed 4 times from lenovo update but the software keep notify me again.Please help, this is frustrating.  This is the images

Answer:Lenovo Y50-70 Wireless Lan Driver Update Problem

tiencanh2791 wrote:Dear, I have a Y50-70 laptop and the current wireless lan driver is Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC.I checked that this is the latest driver for wireless lan for my lap. However, lenovo update software keep notify me to install the new update for this driver, i have alredy installed 4 times from lenovo update but the software keep notify me again.Please help, this is frustrating.  This is the images disabling/uninstall Lenovo update. Definitely this is giving you the problem. Just rely on Windows update to update your system.

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I read another post about a BIOS update for the Lenovo C200 AIO which cured the black screen in WIndows when you used the Intel Driver from Windows Update.
However the only drivers listed on the Lenovo support site for the C200 AIO are for nvidia, no bios update or anything else.
Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can download the BIOS update and also where I can download the Intel Driver specifically made for the Lenovo C200 AIO ?
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Answer:Lenovo C200 All In One BIOS Update - cure Intel Driver black screen ?

Are you looking in the official C200 AIO driver matrix?
I see one BIOS link there. Not sure if it's what you seek, though.
There are also Intel video drivers listed. Might be worth checking them out.
Hope this helps.

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