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Bios Update M91 - Power-On Password is now wrong

Question: Bios Update M91 - Power-On Password is now wrong

Hello, we just update the Bios for the ThinkCentre M91. The machine has a Power-On Password. The Power-On Password works before the Update fine. Now the ThinkCentre boots and ask for the Password. We give the Power-On Password in but it should be wrong.What can we do? No boot, no work :-(

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Answer: Bios Update M91 - Power-On Password is now wrong

Hi bjoerg75:

The Power-On Password or Administrator password can be reset by following these instructions, if you are comfortable with opening up your computer:

Erasing lost or forgotten passwords (clearing CMOS)
This section provides instructions on how to erase lost or forgotten passwords, such as a user password.
To erase a lost or forgotten password, do the following:
1. Remove all media from the drives and turn off all attached devices and the computer. Then, disconnect
all power cords from electrical outlets and disconnect all cables that are connected to the computer.
2. Open the computer cover. See ?Opening the computer cover? on page 72.
3. Locate the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper on the system board. See ?Locating parts on the system
board? on page 71.
4. Move the jumper from the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2) to the maintenance position (pin 2 and
pin 3).
5. Close the computer cover and connect the power cord. See ?Completing the parts replacement?
on page 98.
6. Turn on the computer and leave it on for approximately 10 seconds. Then, turn off the computer by
holding the power switch for approximately five seconds.
7. Repeat step 1 through step 2.
8. Move the Clear CMOS /Recovery jumper back to the standard position (pin 1 and pin 2).
9. Close the computer cover and connect the power cord. See ?Completing the parts replacement?
on page 98.

This is from the ThinkCentre Hardware Maintenance Manual: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/0a74394.pdf

Hope that helps!





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I have a T61 (7658-NKU) and have been living in Lenovo BIOS hell for the last two days.   The problem started when I set a hard drive password on my notebook per our IT policy.  As soon as I did, the machine stopped booting.  No hard drive password prompt came up.  It just did not work.  This was with BIOS 2.19. I updated to BIOS 2.20 from the Lenovo page today and woohoo(!) the password prompt for the hard disk came up.  I entered it and the system booted from its hibernated state.  I shut the system down to go into the BIOS and make sure everything was set right.  As soon as I hit the F1 key, it prompted me for a Power-on password.  I have never seen that prompt before and did not know what it was.  I searched the web and it seems that, on at least two different occassions, Lenovo Engineers passed test and posted BIOSes that applied random character power-on passwords in systems (I updated two machine and only one has this issue).  They posted instructions saying to remove the main battery and CMOS battery to reset.  I did this and it does not work. I know have a $2500 brick that I have already wasted a days work of work (when I should be doing real work) on. Anyone have any ideas? Am I going to be dissapointed that I go the Thinkpad instead of the other vendor notebook I could have picked? Thanks in advance.Shan

Answer:Power-On Password set on BIOS update - can't be cleared

Shan, welcome to the forum, Please refer to the Hardware Maintainance Manual or call support for assistance. I'm sorry; this subject is not allowed to be discussed here as stated in the forum rules - Thread locked No posts shall include instructions or directions intended to subvert security measures, including passwords, locking mechanisms, fingerprint scans, etc, nor shall any posts provide descriptions to the location of, nor direct links to content related to these topics.  

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

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My daughter set Administrator Password or Power On Password and doesn't remember ;( After the third unsuccessful try it reads, System Disabled {94057603}. I need to login asap to return this laptop to my company.  Could anyone help?

Answer:wrong Administrator Password or Power On Password

Please try this Password :  21935225   Steps to be followed:Use the unlock code posted above to enter the BIOSDisable all passwords that are enabledIf asked for current password - type the unlock codeFor new password, just press ENTER keyRepeat the same for verify password column.Then leave the BIOS by saving & exit option to save the changes.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employ

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I never kept a bios password but my hp notebook 15-g ask power on password while starting. after three attempts it shows system disabled 63368486

Answer:System Disable 63368486 bios power on password password erro...

Hi,          Use the below code for reset 72040408

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I updated my Bios on laptop and now when I try to log onto laptop, it tells me password is incorrect. I know it is the correct password. 

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Hello, just bought x61s (type 7669) and want to know whether (and how) I can set fingerprint login for power-on password.ThanksOn Lenovo web I found only "BIOS password (also known as power-on password) replacement is currently available on select ThinkPad notebook systems"  which is not really helpful for me   Message Edited by snowbuk on 08-06-2008 09:19 AM













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Answer:BIOS password (power-on password) replacement by fingerprint on x61s

 I am looking for an answer also. Does anyone know if the X61S 7669-3KG supports this ?

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Right before this problem happened, I had suddenly experienced a weird screen glitch and knew to restart my computer. Now, it asks for a BIOS admin or power on password which I did not set. What the heck is going on, and what could I do to fix this??  --WHAT-I-HAVE-TRIED--I have tried "12345"I have tried a blank fieldI have tried "biosPower"-------------------------- --COMPUTER-INFO--Product: HP Stream Notebook 11 (no touchscreen)Product version: 8.1 (x64 architecture)---------------------- If I need to put any more info, just ask.











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Answer:BIOS "Admin Password or Power On Password" needed for startu...

@GlitchMasta47? At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a halt code - enter this on the site below. https://bios-pw.org/ Regards, DP-K

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Hello,

a friend gave me his HP DV6500 Notebook to fix it. He said it made an update and then for hours nothing happened. He shut it and started again.

I could see that it tried to recover 2 times. The second time it was successful but it somehow resetted or returned the Vista to a fresh install!!! His data was locked in a previous User account, I backed it up on a usb-stick with a linux live cd.

I can't make a reinstall because now a bluescreen always appears even when I boot from Vista DVD.

ntoskrnl.exe corrupt when try to boot vista in the normal way.
How can I fix that without being able to use the repair option of the DVD?
Sorry, the title of the thread is wrong. I figured out already that the BIOS version is for an Intel. So everything is ok with the BIOS actually.
 

Answer:Solved: HP DV6500 Notebook wrong BIOS update by HP update function?

Ok, I could fix it after following instructions from this page:

http://www.delmartian.com/nullpoint...0C1F5-0xC1F5-C1F5-BSOD-CLFS.SYS-KB946084.html

The Txf-log had to be removed and afterwards I was able to use the repair function of the Vista DVD again.
 

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Hello, as the title suggests, my problem is this:

a few moments ago i was browsing on my computer and everyhting was normal, then all of a sudden, my keyboard started acting weird, caps lock reversed, when i clicked enter on facebook it wuold just skip a line instead of sending my messages, I thought it was something minor so I rebooted instantly. As soon as I booted and saw my motherboards logo, the screen stayed there far longer than it should, like a solid 10-12 seconds instead of 2-3, then I typed in my password but it said it was incorrect. I made sure to try other languages even on screen keyboard, but nothing.

I rebooted again, only to realise my PC would not boot at all, no motherboard logo, no bios, anything, just a black screen, my USB devices are not responding either.

I download stuff all the time, and sometimes I disable my antivirus, could it be something like that? and if so whats the solution?

A few days ago I wanted to access my BIOS for something different, but could not do so, after the motherboard logo, i would press f12 or f9, or del etc and nothing would happen, or a black screen.

in case it helps my motherboard is GA-XA-UD3, I'm using an AMD FX 6300 with an FX 8350 stock cooler, 8 gigs of corsair vengeance ram, my psu is corsair GS 700watt, and my GPU is sapphire radeon 265 2gb.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Wrong Password, then bios doesn't work

We cannot help with password problems as per the rules. It does seem that you may have some other problem as well. I would try the following;
1 System OFF, pull the pw connectors from ALL drives; both hd and optical.
2 Remove any add-in cards such as nic, sound, etc. Leave your video card installed however do make sure it is fully seated.
3 Clear cmos with the clear jumper. Note gigabyte does not use a jumper pe se. Gigabyte boards just have two pins that you momentarily short to clear cmos. If in doubt, read your mb manual.
4 Now pw ON and see if the board will complete POST ie you get a display and receive a msg regarding no operating system found. If the board does complete POST, shutdown and start connecting devices one at a time until you find the failed part. If it does not complete POST in the above config, then you need to start swapping parts with known good units; ie mb, ram, pw supply, etc.

I download stuff all the time, and sometimes I disable my antivirusClick to expand...

I would REALLY stop doing the above. You are just asking for a problem. If you must download stuff, use a linux machine. Linux is much less susceptible to a virus.
 

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Hi  Can anyone help me sort a problem out. I cannot for the life of me remember the power on password and now all that shows is system disabled and a code 69468164 Is there a way to clear the old password??? Any help appreicated











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Answer:Power On Password lost - Adminsitrator Password - BIOS

@26kenley? Enter     76540160 Regards, DP-K

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MY PC IS ASKING FOR AN ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD OR A POWER ON PASSWORD. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME SYSTEM DISABLED:92526834













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Answer:BIOS ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD OR POWER ON PASSWORD REQUIRED

Hi Try :23484210

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After kids have used laptop when logging into BIOS password I get "invalid Password" I don't think they been into BIOS and changed it, so the only thing I can think of is the language has been changed.

I've had this before but have always managed to log in.
Is it possible from XP to change the key board layout?

If so to what?

Is there a work round, or is it about ?150 repair.

Thanks for looking in.

Answer:Wrong BIOS Password at start-up on Satellite A series

Hi

The keyboard language layout can be changed in Windows XP.
For that you have to go to
control panel -> Regional and languages Options -> Languages tab -> details
There you can set an additional or new keyboard language.
You can also use a short key SHIFT+ALT to switch between the languages.

But the main point is that this settings work only while running Windows XP OS.
In BIOS the layout couldn?t be changed...
So it?s hard to believe that the kids changed the keyboard layout?.

For me it?s not explainable why the BIOS password has been changed or why wrong BIOS message appears?

However, if you are not able to boot the notebook due to the BIOS password then you will have to contact the ASP in your country for BIOS remove?
You will have to pay for this service but I don?t believe that it?s expensive?

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I got my bios password wrong three times and then the computer beep a few times and went to a blue screen with this error message...c000021a {Fatal system Error}. After that I wasn't able to start windows...I install new OS and everything went fine until I got to the last step, where it needed to restart to finish install and it went back to the blue screen. I have tried to do a system recovery and everything goes fine until the last step and it goes to that blue screen with the same message....so by me getting that bios password wrong three times did something....is there a way to fix this or am I going to have to buy a new hard drive? I thought it would just wipe it, but if that was the case me installing new OS would have fixed it correct?

Answer:Bios Password Wrong 3 Times, Now Blue Screen

Post manufacturer & model of computer. Is this a desktop or a laptop?

If it's a desktop, post manfacturer and model of Power Supply.
Also post temps and voltages as reported in BIOS.

It may be a Power Supply problem. (Less likely) your CMOS battery could also be low. Did you clear the CMOS before running the New Install?

How did you run the New Install; from a DVD or from a partition off the Hard Drive?

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Hi,  I am having the similiran problem, my Pavilion 15 asks for Administrator or Power On password. After 3 times wrong error code is :  60214593 S/N: 5CD612B4T9 Thanks

Answer:Bios Admin Password or Power on Password

Hi: Restart the PC, and enter this unlock passcode... 75172515

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hp notebook 15-r122nx bios administrator password system disabled 55115776

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My HP laptop 15-f023wm when powered on comes to a black screen with  "Enter Administrator Password or Power On Password" in a blue box and if the wrong password is entered I get a black screen with "system disabled [51100158]" in a blue box. The only option is to turn it off and start over.

Answer:I enter bios password 3 times wrong my hp 15- f023wm shows ...

@theharleyman Please enter    44868198 Regards.

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

What do you have to say about this?

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

Hello MC

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

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

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Hello, Problem 1:I've set the supervisor password some time ago on my T450s. I think I used the special character "!" which was accepted at that time, but I'm not sure anymore today. Now after severeal BIOS updates the "!" only leads to a beep of the system and I also tried all of my standard-passwords without "!" , but without success. Problem 2:Now I've tried to roll back to older BIOS versions to try if one of these accepts the "!". But every version I tried leads to a "secure flash authentication failed"-error after the reboot of the laptop to actually flash the BIOS. The following link says its the Rollback Prevention Enabled, but I checked in BIOS and it's clearly disabled.https://support.lenovo.com/sg/de/solutions/ht117858 Now I have no idea how to proceed. Has anyone seen that the BIOS has accepted special characters like "!"?Are there other T450s which are not able to rollback to older BIOS versions with the above mentioned error? Technical Infos:- Model: ThinkPad T450s 20BW-S03E00 (the one with Intel graphics only and a core i5-5200)- BIOS: 1.29(JBET65WW) Thanks in advance!  Best regards,Linus123

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A few days ago i found an update for my BIOS. It was installing without any problems, but around halfway of the intallation, a power surge caused my computer to shutdown. When the computer booted back up I got this message. This is all I get, I can't access the BIOS or anything pass this
I tried removing the CMOS battery, I also tried to cross the jumpers, all with no luck. This only leads me to believe the BIOS itself is corrupted. I heard there is a way to fix the BIOS by using something called flashing. Could someone show me how to do this?
 

Answer:Bios update gone wrong

Flashing your BIOS is what you where doing. Depending on your system you may be able to use the Boot CD to restore the BIOS to it's factory default. If your PC is older then you will need to contact the manufacture (or a local non big box repair shop) and get a new BIOS ROM chip.
 

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have recently purchased a hp compaq 4300 sff, (win 10 op) i did a bios upgrade which installed correctly but pc will not boot at all. the fans are all spinning, usb ports are not, then after a minute all fans cpu  & power supply spin up too fastsounds like jet engine so have to turn off pc. i think ive installed a consumer bios 4.5 ver  instead of business bios 5.2so now it wont at all , any suggestion.  thanks

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Hi, i was wondering if anyone had any advice.

Last night i updated my bios (ASUS M2N4-SLI), unfortunately during the update the power went off in the house when i boot now nothing happens, the keyboard and mouse are not even booting. There is power to the motherboard but i can?t get a boot screen or anything, is there any way that i can sort this out?

many thanks

Hachi
 

Answer:BIOS update went wrong, need help please

Unfortunately there is little you can do if the flashing has failed. If the motherboard does not POST, you are most-likely looking at a paperweight. There may be a bit of hope if your mainboard has a chip socket (meaning you can physically pull the BIOS chip) but most are soldered right to the PCB. If you can remove the BIOS chip, you can send it to BIOSMAN where they will replace it and reflash the corrupt chip. I've used them before, it's a very good service.

As far as soldered goes, I'm afraid that's tough luck. Replace the motherboard.
 

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Hi,There has been a long thread on XP restarting on its own and seems it is affecting alot of people.For me it occurs when using 3D applications.I have tried just about everything to cure this and one thing i haven't done is a BIOS update.I read today in an earlier thread that this has done the trick for somebody with a similar problem although it was a different Mobo.My PC is under warrantee so i have rung them and they told me to download a prgram called "Burnin", it tests your hardare for faults and when using the latest version of the Radeon 9000 pro driver the test failed on 2D graphics unable to "draw shape". When i use a much earlier driver (could be the first one) the test passes and the restarts are very seldom apart from a message saying "the program has to close" which dont seem to be as drastic and not nearly as often.I mentioned all this to put you in the picture a bit.Final point is, i told Mesh what the results of the test were and the nature of the errors and he came back after a minute and confidently said "the problem is to do with either two things, the ram might be faulty or the Graphics card could be faulty and i would have to send the machine in to them". That is one thing i really wanted to avoid, he said i should have it back within 3 weeks but have heard that before! No faith, sorry.I mentioned a BIOS update and he wasn't to enthusiastic but said i could give it a go, so he directed me to the file at the asus website and i have downloaded to floppy. I... Read more

Answer:BIOS update, what can go wrong?

Thats the main problem if you have a power cut it can kill the board[bios chip].They say dont update bios unless you have a problem[which you do]As long as you follow the set procedure you should be ok.

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HELP - just updated BIOS, and PC re-started and seems to have given me fresh win7, with no access to files on desktop.
Luckily most files were backed-up to another HDD several weeks ago, but as I wasn't expecting this, I have lost plenty.
Any ideas how to recover, my files and previous windows setup?
Bearing in mind that I don't believe the HDD was wiped as it all happened very quickly.
 

Answer:BIOS update gone wrong

That does not sound like a bios issue. It sounds like something went wrong with Windows 7, or the drive is going bad.

Download Xubuntu 14.04 and burn the .iso to a DVD. Then run as a LiveDVD, to see if it shows with gparted, the Windows partitions, and files in them.
 

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Hi

I hope this is posted in the right place.

I think I have messed up my computer big time and need some advice.

I was trying to update the BIOS on my Medion 8838 because I wanted to use more than 4GB of ram.

I downloaded the BIOS update from the Medion website booted the computer into DOS and applied the update.

Everything seemed to run smoothly with the update and when it finished my computer rebooted but just kept on turning on for about 2 seconds and then turning off again like it is stuck in a loop.

Now whenever I plug in the computer this loop of turning on and off starts again.

I have tried resetting the CMOS but to no avail.

I am seeking advice on what I can do.

Is this fixable?
Do I need a new motherboard?
Is my computer dead?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:BIOS update gone wrong

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hi lenovo communityi have lenovo g580 cori7 1 tb hdafter update bios when i reboot the labtop theres no sign that appeared to guide for examplef12 = setup or f2=bios so what to do to make these apeard againregards

Answer:something wrong after bios update

Hi ironman9,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you can still enter the F2 for BIOS or F12 for the boot menu, It means that the options are still active and I think this is not a cause for Concern.
 
I have checked most of the G580 online and all are not showing these message/prompt anymore.
Check here
I think this is how the recent BIOS is configured.
 
I tried Checking the BIOS of the G580 and I see no settings to enable this back.
 
Just make sure that the Options are still responsive,
Turn OFF your computer and Turn it Back ON and start tapping F2 or F12.
 
Regards
Solid Cruver
 
 





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Well I've seriously stuffed up, I'll give you the long story so you get all the information

Well after I installed my 8800GT, I began having stuttering problems with a game, ut2004. Others had the problem and most say its a driver issue and will be fixed in the future, someone wrote to nvidia support and they suggested updating bios, chipset and getting a patch for the game, so I updated the chipset, 945p, easy then I went to update the bios, after downloading bios 3.7, a command prompt came up with lots of settings and commands and warnings, so I decided I'd play it safe and just do the msi live update. So I installed the msi update and its first update was to update my bios, as it finished it restarted my computer, everything seemed fine until my computer wouldn't go past the original POST page, the one with the motherboard logo on it. No beeps sounded and pressing tab or del opened a black page that says

AMIBIOS (C) 2005 American Megatrends, Inc
MSI 945PL Neo A7236IMS V1.9 Date: 08/07/06 08:05:52
Intel (R) Core(TM) 2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz , Speed:
(C) American Megatrends, Inc.
63-0100-009999-00101111-080706-Lakeport-1AAA000-Y2kC

The page also has a live update symbol on the top right corner.

I have a hunch that the live update fed me the wrong bios, and thats why the computer won't boot. I dont have a floppy and putting my windows or motherboard cd in doesnt do a thing. Restarting doesnt and turning off and on doesnt. I have limited my options ... Read more

Answer:bios update gone wrong

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I bought a new dv7t quad edition HP laptop recently. I moved the 750gb 7200rpm hard drive to the secondary slot and was using a Crucial 256gb solid state drive as the boot drive. The HP help center told me that I needed a BIOS update, so I let it do its thing, and soon I had a laptop that would show nothing but a blank screen. I called HP and they said it was the hard drive, so I switched them and I have a working computer again. However, I need to be able to switch back to the solid state drive.How do I get rid of whatever the BIOS update did to the hard drive?If you need me to post more info about the laptop, I can.Thank you for your time.

Answer:Bios update gone wrong

I made the leap forward to SSD with 2 laptops and 1 desktop. I had to prep my one OCZ Agility 90GB prior to OS installation, but my system would boot up past the post diagnostics with just an error of No OS Found. The Toshiba System Restore utility would boot and come up with No Hard Drives Detected  as for it was having a hard time finding the SSD and only option was to exit the system restore.So your not getting a successful post ( HP Logo or detailed boot stats )?I'd perform the flash to the BIOS with the original hard drive installed. If the BIOS is already at the version you are trying to flash it to, it wont hurt the computer and it will probably show a screen that shows existing BIOS Flash Version and the Flash version to be applied. If they both match you can exit the flash process as for you are already at the latest version.*The prep that I had to perform to my SSD was that I had to connect it through a SATA to USB cable and make it act as an external hard drive. I then created a NTFS partition on it and then formatted it using Windows 7, which my Laptops OS is, and then I was then able to install the SSD to my laptop, and then boot off of my USB stick to install the OS to the SSD using the Toshiba System Restore Utility that I made before yanking the original hard drive. The restore utility now was able to find the SSD and install properly. This installation process deletes the partition I made when prepping the drive as for Windows 7 wants its default st... Read more

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Question: wrong bios update

I have an acer aspire xc-603 which had the newest bios update for my model p11-b2.  I acidently updated my bios to version p11-b4 which is intended for the aspire xc-603G.  How would I remedy this?  flash the bios again with the original p11-b2 version?











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Answer:wrong bios update

if the flasher let you revert to a previous version, yes, try it.(not always the best thing to do, reverting to a previous BIOS version) if not and your system is stable, i would leave it as it is.

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Hello,This is my first time on a forum and I have no idea what "location" to select for this type of issue.  I will try to make this short and simple.  There were a bunch of updates from HP, one of which was a Bios update.  A bunch of others had issues updating.  Ever since then, my wifi keeps dropping, when my service and all other devices are fine.  I try to restart and it hangs there for hours, so I have to hold the power button to shut it off and turn it back on.  When I close my notebook, it will not go to sleep, hibernate or anything I set it to.  Instead it shuts the screen off, hard drive sounds as if it is still running and the computer heats up and power button light stays on.  Again, I have to hold the power button do shut it off.  I have a Windows 10 HP 14 Pavillion was advertised as windows 10 ready, so I don't think it is that since I did that update in July and this just started happening after the bios update.  Is anyone else having the same issues?  Any suggestions to anyone who may have resolved them?  

Answer:bios update gone wrong

 You could try a BIOS rollback to previous version.  1-Immediately after powering on start tapping the Esc key.2-When the menu appears, tap F2 for System Diagnostics.3-In the list of items will be BIOS or Firmware Management.Use the arrow key to move down & highlight it.Press Enter key.4-You should now have a Rollback BIOS option.Use arrow key again to highlight and press Enter key.  

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hello there recently i was working on a computer as a favor for someone. He told me he couldn't get on the internet and had some malware so i cleaned out the malware and started to update his drivers from the Hp website by the way it is a Hp pavilion a6412p with windows 7 32 bit. While updating the drivers i noticed an update for bios i preceded to download and install it after being prompted to restart i couldn't get back onto windows ever time the loading screen comes up for windows 7 it just restarts. So i tried to load it in safe mode but the same thing happens were it just restarts and i even tried to load it in last good known configuration but that doesn't seem to work. usually i would just reformat the disk but he runs his business from this computer so that is out of the question and i forgot to make a backup since i thought this was gonna be an easy job so i messed up big time. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Bios Update went wrong

Well, at least you did not brick the computer because it looks like you can start loading Windows. Can you access BIOS at startup? If you can, the BIOS update probably worked.

You can download the Windows Recovery Disk and burn the iso with something like Imgburn. Boot the CD and try to do a Startup Repair.

Recovery Disk 32 bit

System Recovery Options - Option 2

Startup Repair
 

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Question: wrong bios update

I have an acer aspire xc-603 which had the newest bios update for my model p11-b2.  I acidently updated my bios to version p11-b4 which is intended for the aspire xc-603G.  How would I remedy this?  flash the bios again with the original p11-b2 version?











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Answer:wrong bios update

if the flasher let you revert to a previous version, yes, try it.(not always the best thing to do, reverting to a previous BIOS version) if not and your system is stable, i would leave it as it is.

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

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Hey.

I recently wantet to make a Bios update on my notebook and half way through there came an error and closet down.. i continuet working on the notebook and then later rebootet it and nothing happend. Just a black screen with a - blinking up in the left corner. My guess is that the Bios is messed up and need to be resetted.. But i dont know where to find the battery on the laptop or if that even would help to take that out for a couple of sec. like it would on a stationary computer. Any suggestions other then send it in. then i have to be without a computer for at least 3 weeks :D

Answer:Bios Update went wrong on a Satellite L30-105

You have no chance to fix this problem at home, you need professional help. After a wrong update you can not simply reset the BIOS. Taking out the battery won't solve your problem, it works only if the BIOS is not damaged.

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I've been running an Athlon 64 FX-51 w/ SK8N mobo for about a year and today when I tried to update the BIOS, I couldn't get windows to load. I reverted to the old BIOS using a floppy disk which flashed fine, but when I restarted, I got a blue screen of death which stated "video driver failed to initialize." Same problem in Safe mode. What do I do???

Processor: AMD Athlon 62 FX-51
Mobo: SK8N
RAM twin sticks corsair 500MB
Video card: Radeon 9800PRO
 

Answer:BIOS update gone horribly wrong! HELP!!!

Do you have a video card or onboard video or both?

Make sure you have it configured correctly in your bios.

My guess is that it reverted to default settings.
 

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Hi All,Yesterday reinstalled win 7 x86 on my X61s and initiated a BIOS upgrade after system update asked me to... I am not sure to which version it was attempting to upgrade from and to however it failed, it go to the step of "Reading old BIOS" after which the update utility software just started stalling and became unresponsive. After this my laptop now wont boot, i can push the power button and get a green power light but thats it. I have gathered from reading around different forums that a failed BIOS update may mean a bricked laptop and that this is seen before on windows 7 (does anyone know if this has been confirmed by Lenovo?)Just wanted to check if there are any possibilities for this laptop to come back to life? are there any type of special restoration i can force when powering on? Or do i have any other options? Oh and it is out of warranty. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:X61s BIOS update gone wrong.

about the only thing you can try is unhook the power supply, take out the battery, find the CMOS battery, (probably under the keyboard), take it out, push the power button and hold it down to drain any residual power in the machine, let it set for about 10 minutes then reconnect the CMOS battery and put the power supply back on and put the battery in and turn it on and hope for the best.  if it still doesn't work, then you'll either need a new motherboard or you'll have to find somebody who can solder a new bios chip on the board, good luck.

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I hoping someone can direct me to a fix for this issue.  Seems to me I can't be the only one having this particular issue. I downloaded the windows bios update utility and proceeded to update the BIOS.  The utility ran for 10 minutes and it just hung there.  Eventually I ended up rebooted the computer and once I did that the computer would not start again. One long been and two short beeps and this indicates a system board failure.  Here is what I did; 1. Updated bios in windows2. Computer would not start3. Unplugged power and removed battery4. Held power for multiple 30 seconds5. Disconnected battery under the keyboard (waited two hours before trying again) Any advice is very much appreciated. Shawn.  

Answer:T410s Bios Update Gone Wrong

You could try the tech support line if there is a work around.However in Windows you ran the update. Did it go through the checked in the programs window and then start flashing which is the last item before if indicated its finished.





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I have been recommended to do a BIOS update on the above machine. I think the existing version is 1.30 and the correct replacement is 1.70 (I think this refers to PSA33E: [http://support.toshiba-tro.de/tools/eula/info_eng2.asp]).

The original BIOS has a password. Would like to know what happens if this process goes wrong. Will my system be inoperable or is there a backup procedure pre-install?

The additional problem with this is that the fan is going on every minute or so. The heatsink looks clean, but maybe new thermal grease should be applied to the cpu.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A30-931 - What happens if BIOS update goes wrong?

Hi

In worst case if the update goes wrong your computer doesn?t boot anymore. That means you can only see a black screen and you can nothing. In this case you would need professional help from an authorized service provider, they can reflash the ROM module or exchange it.

But here some important points before you start the update:
-Make sure that you are logged in as administrator
-Disable your AntiVirus and Firewall
-Disconnect from Internet
-Close all running programs

> The additional problem with this is that the fan is going on every minute or so. The heatsink looks clean, but maybe new thermal grease should be applied to the cpu.
Yes, maybe the thermal grease must be renewed if you have already cleaned your notebook. After this everything should work normally.

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I had some Toshiba software some time ago (cant remember the name) it told me that there was a newer BIOS for my L40-18R PSL48E, the newest version is from
06/17/08 an the number it has is 20080617131309 I tried to instal it by clicking update BIOS after extracting it, have tried without extracting it to a temp folder
as well as extracting it to a temp folder, what happens everytime i click on updatebios is that my laptop reboots erasing the old bios and changing it with the one i downloaded,
but my problem is that the version I have on my computer (using Auslogic system information) is a BIOS from 05/14/08 (not the newest)the number is 5000814 08 ver: V2.00 I downloaded the bios from

HERE

What do i do wrong trying to update my BIOS? I have slow reboot and shut down witch I though might be faster after a BIIOS update (its the delay before my computer starts rebooting or shutdown that is my problem)

Answer:What do i do wrong trying to update BIOS on Satellite L40?

Hello

Unfortunately you didn't write which Satellite L40 you have exactly. I have checked Toshiba support page and there are listed three different models (PSL4xxx).
So you must be sure you have chosen the right model.
Please inform us about this.

I want also to discuss something else too. If the system runs well and stabile you do not need BIOS update. Fast or slow boot, in my opinion, has nothing to do with BIOS but with OS configuration. You must optimize start up procedure and be sure notebook must not start all useless applications and processes. It is nothing but wasting the time.

On this forum you can find many interesting threads about that. Have a look into this one http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=131925

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hi --

i'm trying to fix my parents' pc (a gateway 507gr) which has been really unstable & unreliable for a few months. windows wouldn't boot properly, windows reinstalls wouldn't work. it'd boot into the bios ok, but that was about it.

in desperation yesterday, i decided to upgrade the bios, hoping to have a good foundation for reinstalling other stuff. i downloaded the files from intel's site (the board's a d915gag, with a p4 processor with hyperthreading), and did exactly what it said. now things are far worse than before.

intel gave several sets of directions for flashing the bios. the least invasive was to make a cd with this bootable .iso file, put it in the cd drive of the target pc, and boot it up. it did boot under that scenario, but instead of anything resembling the screenshots they showed in the instructions, it said something about the old bios id number, the new bios having a different number, and trying to install it, and then it went immediately to a c: prompt. for a few moments, the pc made these really quiet noises -- not hd sounds, but something somewhat similar (almost like sci-fi "electronic" sounds), but nothing ever happened. it wouldn't even boot into the bios after that.

another method intel gave for flashing was to download & copy this .bio file to a cd, put in into the drive of the target machine, and boot it up with the bios configuration jumper off, to force it into recov... Read more

Answer:bios update gone disastrously wrong

Sorry to hear about this. I don't usually recommend services, but this site is representative of a service you should/could check out (Google 'replacement bios chip');

http://www.biosman.com/about_biosman.html

Of course, you could contact Gateway for a new chip.



 

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I have a Lenovo Z40-70 (owned it for 1.5 years)  and my fans were having some problems the other day. After googling around a little, a lot of people suggested making sure my bios was up to date, so I downloaded and ran this update: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds100528 The update restarted my laptop. After the restart, I got the "EFI network 0 for IPv4 boot fail" for IPv4 and IPv6. This is because my HDD as Windows 7 installed, not Windows 8 (which is the OS that the laptop shipped with.) I knew all I had to do was go into the BIOS and change the boot priority from UEFI to Legacy, so I rebooted and used the NOVO key to get into the BIOS.  Then the BIOS asked me for a "System Password." I have never set a password for my BIOS and I have accessed my BIOS before the update without a password just fine. I did not set this password, I did not create this password. And just to be sure, I have attempted every single password I've ever made in my entire life on this with no dice. This problem only appeared after the BIOS update that I linked above. In a mad attempt to fix the problem, I took apart the laptop hoping to find a CMOS jumper or something like that. Well, the Z40-70 doesn't have a CMOS jumper, and its battery is soldered on to the board. I bet its stored in EEPROM anyway, so that all would be useless to begin with.  All I need to do is get into the BIOS to change the boot order to boot my "legacy" hard drive. Right... Read more

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

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

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I just bought this notebook and update his BIOS. After update done computer shut down automatically. Then I turn them on, he asks for password, which I never gave any of them in BIOS.
What is the password?

Answer:BIOS password after BIOS update on Satellite A210-131

Hello Jhonson

I do not know what the password is but please call the authorized service provider in your country and they will help you. They can remove the password and you can use your notebook model as before.

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Hi,Today i updated bios on my Y510P, everythink was ok but after update I can't go into bios setup. I haven't password before and only I'm using this laptop. There is possible a standard password? I update from 2.xx v to 3.08 v.Regards.

Answer:Lenovo y510p bios password after bios update

Have you, possibly, flashed a BIOS downloaded somewhere else other than Lenovo website? e.g. downloaded, from a "BIOS unlock" forum, another user's unlocked BIOS, and flashed it on your own machine. (bad, bad move) If that's the exact case, you're out of luck. Either the original BIOS user has to supply you with his password (unlikely, as if they do so, they'll have an exact clone -- windows key, mac addresses etc -- of his machine over the world), or you'll have to buy some specific hardware to write directly to your BIOS chip. ---------------------  If that's NOT the case, perhaps there was an password stored previously, and it re-activated after you updated the BIOS? Have you bought this laptop from someone else or is it yours since new? Try getting the password from the previous owner, or sit for a while and try remembering the password you've set previously.  I've updated my Y50 to v3.08 and it didn't ask for a password.Also, if the Y510P BIOS is similar to the Y50, don't bother trying to remove the CMOS battery (which, again, if it's anything like the Y500, it's soldered on the board!), as the password is not deleted if you disconnect it.





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Hey anybody, Recently I decided that, due to my BIOS being quite old, I'd like to flash a newer one on and see if that made any changes. However on the official HP website the only operating systems available were XP and Vista. I saw that the Vista BIOS was quite recent and thought that the BIOS might work for Windows 7 (my current OS) as well. Since I've flashed the new BIOS my PC can't connect to my speakers at all, or make any sound. It's also running extremely slowly. I've looked up ways to try and roll back the BIOS but nothing comes up, and I can't seem to download the old BIOS anywhere. What can I do? Old BIOS: HP 786D5 V02.24

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Hello everyone!

I update the BIOS on my laptop and something went wrong, not now turn a laptop screen.

I went to see the web for Chris Bios recover.
Have available more than 20 versions, but so far no success.

My biggest problem is - I can not save to floppy disk 2 MB BIOS. All attempts to make a boot
flash or SD ended in failure.

The laptop is: Satellite pro U400 PSU45E

Please help me ... the laptop reads the floppy in BIOS with little experience (those that come with Chris Bios 500 KB - 1000 KB) begins with a normal boot beep signals supposedly provided a definition blocks then baar both short beep and do nothing ..
there must be something ... DOS BIOS small size, USB emulator .. BIOS to be torn down so it is possible charging of USB, SD ...

Every idea can be useful!

Thank you very much

Excuse my english

f the topic is not for here, please redirect it mderatora
This is my 1 post here

Answer:Satellite Pro U400 - BIOS update went wrong

Hi mate

Unfortunately? if something went wrong during the BIOS update, then you will not be able to solve this without an help from an ASP technician?

Hopefully the BIOS ROM module is not damage?
In worst case the mobo is damage but maybe it?s not damaged?

However?. You have to get in contact with an local ASP and should ask for further handling!

Good luck!

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hi,

I have a new Satellite A500 and want to make Bios update. What happens if this process goes wrong?

Thnks

Answer:Re: Satelite A500 - What happens if BIOS update goes wrong?

Hi

I don't recommend to make a bios upgrade if your system runs well. If the upgrade process goes wrong your laptop doesn?t boot anymore, and then you have to contact
TASP (Toshiba authorized service provider).
Don't forget to close all the programs, disable antivirus, firewall.

Greets

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Yes, the upgrade flash went wrong with me also, as so many i've seen. Weird that toshiba recommends a bios flash when you get errors installing win7/ vista, and have it fail so much.

I tried getting 3 different bios versions from the internet, 2 from the toshiba site (2.0 and 2.1 i thought) and alaa200a.rom.

When i make the crisis disk with the crisdisk.bat (even doing it in DOS) it copies all files on the floppy, also tried the different phflash versions. Older ones seem to actually load for 2 minutes, the newer ones tend to load for a few seconds then stops and starts loading again etc.

Needless to say, all my efforts with those bios haven't paid off for one bit.

When i put the notebook normally on, and when i press the Fn button on the keyboard, the Fn light actually lights up, but nothing else happens.

Anyone who might have any idea what to do more, apart from buying a new bios chip?

Thanks in advance.

Ps, i have a Satellite A210-16F PSAELE

Answer:Satellite A210-16F - BIOS update went wrong

Hi,

I think, you should contact the ASP (service center) to reflash the Bios. The Bios failure topics are discussed almost everyday and no one can give a right solution besides contacting the ASP.

You can read an article that maybe can be useful for you:

http://web.telia.com/~u43311424/crisis-recovery-disk/

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hi,
i have a satellite pro p100 with win xp.
i downloaded the win-based bios-update.
something went worng. the notebook was shut down and when i try to start it,
i have blackscreen, dont see the anything, windows doesnt start.
nothing happens.

please help me, i am writing my diploma and really need to get this fixed quickly.
thanx

Answer:Satellite Pro P100: Bios update went wrong - what to do?

Hi,

so if your machine does not start anymore then you should send/bring your machine to the next authorized service partner in your country.

Here?s a link to find one and I suggest you to contact one of them immediately because of your diploma:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/generic_content.jsp?service=EU&ID=ASP_SUPPORT

Good luck
bye

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I have New Satellite C660-1TK (PSC1QE-01900GGE) In sunday i flashed with version 1,40 Without any problem
NOW i see that i have new version 1,50
Startting the bios flashing .exe
bios flashed done but the procces s not complete
after programing s done the Lap top freeze with big noise from the fan....
i needet to remove the battary and now

the version of the buios is 1.50 but EC version is 1.40 still the old becose the flashing is t not complete with succses....now i try to reflashed but show s me you are with the last et version of bios>!

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Answer:Satellite C660-1TK - BIOS Update Go Wrong

To be honest you can be happy that your notebook works because many people have had bad luck after not successful BIOS update.

In my opinion you should not ?play? with BIOS updates. At the end you will damage BIOS update and your notebook will not start at all. Maybe you should contact Toshiba service provider and clarify this. Ask for help. They should do it for you. If something goes wrong it will not be your fault.

Be careful with this. It is just my opinion and advice for you. Don?t change well running system.

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Dear all
I downloaded bios updater from lenovo support, after I run it, my computer restart it self. After restart, it just show (picture) and it cannot do anything. Please, how to rollback the bios or how to my computer work again?
 
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Answer:Yoga 500 - 15IBD - Bios update went wrong

What you can see there is a Boot menu. Your laptop can't boot from disk and display boot selection menu. Try to enter BIOS (can't say how to do it, as you didn't told which Yoga model do you have) and try to change boot settings from UEFI -> Legacy (or in other way) and/or disable Secure Boot. Check if after these changes your laptop will be able to boot.

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I updated the bios for my computer and when i retsarted the computer it just starts up and alls i can hear is the fan spinning and the screen doesnt come up

Can anyone help me out please?
 

Answer:Bios Update Gone Wrong. URGENT HELP NEEDED

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Hi there. I have a new EliteBook folio 1020G, and I want the system to ask me a power-on password before launching windows (8.1). I was able to enter the bios and to set a password, but I remained unable to set the bios to ask me for the password when I switch the computer on. How can I do this? Thanks in advance for any help on this.Cheers, Eric.

Answer:Power-on password on bios

Press the power button and then immediately begin tapping the F10 key. That should invoke the BIOS.  Click on the Security tab.Click on Power-On Password and then set one. Press the F10 key to save the changes.  Excellent first name, by the way.   Do not forget your password!  At least write it down and put it in a secure location. 

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It has a power on password that I don't know, I tried removing the CMOS batery but the password still comes up. The code after 3 failed attempts is 71262010













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Answer:BIOS Power on Password

Please try this Password :  64140036  Steps to be followed:Use the unlock code posted above to enter the BIOSDisable all passwords that are enabledIf asked for current password - type the unlock codeFor new password, just press ENTER keyRepeat the same for verify password column.Then leave the BIOS by saving & exit option to save the changes. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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Hello, i have an issue with forgotten power on password on HP compaq 2510p.  It doesn't show up any code.Impossible to get to bios or boot menu. Any solution? with regards,  Karlo

Answer:BIOS power on password

Hello smokeR48,  There is no master password or generator for EliteBooks or ProBooks. This is to inform you that all HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and thecode is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case. Please have a look at this link. http://forums.mydigitallife.info/threads/49497-HP-Probook-Elitebook-BIOS-Password-Reset-Utility Replace the BIOS chiphttp://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Elitebook-8470p-8470w-8570p-8570w-8770w-Programmed-Bios-Chip-No-Password-... Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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HOW do i find out what chip on the mother board of an hp probook 4510s laptop that the bios resides in?
 

Answer:Bios for Power on password???

Most likely an EEPROM, but without your board schematics, I couldn't begin to tell you which chip it is...if you can inspect the board, look for a larger, fatter IC - they're usually DIPs, so it would probably be rectangular (north- and southbridge chips are usually square), and the footprints of EEPROMs are such that a physical flash tool (sort of a clip with pins) can be attached for UV transfer...

If you can figure out the mobo's ID #s, you might be able to find an online schematic or map...
 

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My touchsmart 520 PC was powered off and when it came back on it was asking for a power on password. Can anyone help me with this?

Answer:Bios/power on password

@HobbyTechnician When asked for the password just hit enter 3 times. Post any code you receive. REO

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Is there any easy way to remove my power on password. I do know it but no longer wish to have to enter it each time laptop boots. It is an HP running
windows 7 64bit.

Answer:Power on bios password

How To Remove Your Windows 7 Password [Easy, 5 Minutes]

How To Automatically Logon To Windows 7 [Easy, 5 Min]

If you are talking about removing a BIOS password then see the documentation that came with your computer or the FAQ on the manufacturer's website.

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SATELLITE A80 - 135 SP (sp is for spanish ?)
model PSA80E-04C00JSP
Ser 55XXXXXXK

windows xp sp3 spanish

-> Updated from _original bios 1.5_ (bios ID EAT10 / EAT20 bios version: v1.50)
to _v 2.8_

downloaded bios-20070709170816.zip from toshiba spain
http://es.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp?service=ES

Unzipped file and found a windows excutable "setup" and "AT10280a.rom"
double click on setup and...

....Now keyboard is useless (strange signs intead of letters)

During update (windows xp) I think I saw something about a *.bak (original rom backup) in c:/windows/temp
but now I can't find the backup rom.

Can anyone help?
Would it be possible to "downgrade" to original (1.5) bios, and if so.. where can I find it??

thanks

Answer:Satellite A80-135 PSA80: After Bios update keyboard is wrong

Hi

I don?t know why it happened after the BIOS update but I presume the keyboard language settings are not correct.

Go to control panel -> Regional & Language Options -> Languages (second tab) -> Details

Here you should choose the right keyboard language (Spanish???)

Bye

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Updated BIOS to version 1.25 but BIOS is reporting version to be 1.24. Also experiencing CPU speed problems since BIOS and chipset driver updates.CPU speed was stuck at 797mhz even minimum CPU speed in power settings was set to 100%Would have to put Laptop to SLEEP and RESUME in order to update CPU speed.After reboot CPU speed STEPS move but despite setting minimim CPU to 100% it's still at 797mhz at idle.





Thinkpad W520, 2720QM, Crucial SSD M4

Answer:W520 BIOS update reporting wrong version.

Hello ibmford, The version BIOS of my w520 (4282-w17) is also 1.24 after 1.25 update. furthermore the date is 13.5. instead of 19.5. hopefully we didn't get a "beta" BIOS here... Soko PS: CPU-Z reports full CPU-Speed for my w520





W520 (4282-W17 i7-2820QM 32GB 2xSSD 1TB)| T62p | T41p

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If I try to update my bios, I get an error message 'rom file wrong szie' and yes that is the way it is spelt.
Also when I try to update the software for my multidrive - which Toshiba sent me the link for it - says: 'drive not found'. What's going on??

Answer:Tecra A3: BIOS update 'rom file wrong szie' [sic]

Hello

Tecra A3 is pretty new unit and it will be interesting to know why you want to make BIOS update. Is there any problem with it?

Which BIOS update doesn?t run, windows or traditional one? If you have no serious problem, don?t do it at all.

The issue with your multidrive is a little bit confused for me. Which software you should install?

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 Hi. I wrongly installed the BIOS for T400 laptop thinking it was for "T400 series". So stupid, I know. The link of the wrong BIOS is http://support.lenovo.com/ar/es/downloads/ds014989.The right one is http://support.lenovo.com/ar/es/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t43... The computer now shows totally black screen when on. No BIOS nor boot. The buttons lights do the same as always, they turn on and then off on the energy start. After some minutes, the cooler start working. So I think it's not totally dead, is it? Anyway, is there a way to install the correct T430 BIOS and have the boot back? Thanks in advance

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I was updating BIOS using the utility given in Lenovo site. But it went wrong and my E530 is bricked. I'm planing to recover the BIOS using Phoenix Wincrisis .. But for that i Need the bios.wph file. I tried to extract the .wph file (using 7zip) from the Bios update .exe file given in lenovo site .. But I Cant find a .wph file in it.. It contains a [0] file.. Tried to extract that '[0]' file using 7zip. But 7zip cant open the archive. My E530 is still bricked .. Someone please help me as soon as possible. Thanks in advance

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Is there anyway to make my Thinkpad work again? Or do i have to change the mother board. ;(

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I was updating BIOS using the utility given in Lenovo site. But it went wrong and my E530 is bricked. I'm planing to recover the BIOS using Phoenix Wincrisis .. But for that i Need the bios.wph file. I tried to extract the .wph file (using 7zip) from the Bios update .exe file given in lenovo site .. But I Cant find a .wph file in it.. It contains a [0] file.. Tried to extract that '[0]' file using 7zip. But 7zip cant open the archive. My E530 is still bricked .. Someone please help me as soon as possible. Thanks in advance

Answer:Thinkpad Edge E530 BIOS Update went wrong

Is there anyway to make my Thinkpad work again? Or do i have to change the mother board. ;(

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Hi guys,

My motherboard is Asus P4S333/133 series.. I have updated wrongly my BIOS and the system doesn't boot anymore.

The previous BIOS version is Asus P4S333-VF/WOL ACPI BIOS..

Any advice from you guys to solve this problem? Thanks a lot in advance.

Lowkei
 

Answer:Wrong BIOS update and now the system doesn't boot! Plz help..

A great big OUCH!

You could try reflashing it with the correct one if it will get that far. But it probably wont even boot to floppy now... The only way I can think of is to remove the BIOS chip and reflaash it in a programmer

Thats exactly why I never flash a BIOS unless its absolutly needed.
 

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SupportAssist selects the E5530 version of bios update, which fails to install.
Workaround is to to manually select and install.
Also does not seem to be able to actually install the chipset update it claims to have, as the option will re-appear the next time SupportAssist is started.
Might explain the missing webcam.
Mike

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Hi everyone, I just recently purchased the above mentioned laptop in the No SLI version and with DVD drive. After its arrival I updated all drivers from the lenovo home page, including the Bios update for the VGA Nvidia card (gt755m2ndvgayx10p.txt). After having installed all updates (under Win 8.1) I suffered serious issues with the gt755m (FurMark Benchmark only 800 pts) and later realized that the gt755m bios update was only mend to be for the SLI version. I hope that someone can help me out as I didnt backed up the stock bios and dont find it in the internet either. Thanks in advance! 

Answer:Ideapad y510p wrong BIOS update GT 755M

well it was written that is only for SLI Did you tried to remove the battery on the motherboard or reset to factory setting the BIOS?

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I tried Phoenix Crisis Disk .. Everything's okay.. But I can't find BIOS.WPH file when extracting BIOS update app from Lenovo.. Please .. I need help..
Wihtout BIOS my Thinkpad is not booting.. Just the fan is working.. HELP .. Tried googling.. Nothing worked well... HELP ME ...!

Answer:My Lenovo Thinkpad E530 BIOS update went wrong..please help

Hi Yashharf! I have the same problem, I can not extract the BIOS.WPH to recover my thinkpad. Are you sure Thinkpad E530 use phoenix bios? Sory for my bad english.

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my friend mistakenly set the bios password on my HP pavilion dv7-4065si . the good part is that he gave me the password and its working. but it anoying everytime to enter the power on password. please help me clear it as i does not want it.











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Answer:BIOS POWER ON PASSWORD REMOVAL

Hi, You can remove the need for a power on password as follows. Shut down the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as soon as you press the power button to access the Start-up menu and then select f10 to enter the Bios menu.  Use the arrow keys to highlight the Security tab and hit enter.  Use the arrow keys again to highlight power on password and hit enter.  Enter the current password and then for the new password, just leave this blank and hit enter - do the same for the confirmation field.  Press f10, select to save the new settings and hit enter. Regards, DP-K

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i bought this two years ago from ebay and have tried everything to fix this and just cant figure it out

Answer:i dont know thw bios password or power on how

Call the manufacturer to unlock the bios. Why do you need to unlock the bios anyway? If you have OS issue, most of the time you can troubleshoot it without logging to bios. If you do have hardware or parts issue you can update your bios from the OS without having to logon to the bios setup.

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I have a lenovo thinkpad t60 and I cannot access the Bios.. I already press the Think Vantage Button (the Blue Button) nothing happen.. Then I restart it and press the F1, after pressing F1 the system says "Entering Bios Setup Utility" then after few seconds the Windows Logo appear.Also after removing and connecting the CMOS battery.. my laptop got a Power-On Password.. Please help me how to this ... I really love my laptop..













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Answer:Cannot Access Bios and has Power On Password

 The standard procedure to fix a lost supervisor password is to replace the motherboard Discussion about bypassing security features is not allowed in the forum in case you are looking for a way to hack the motherboard





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Hello,We own a pavilion p7-1074be desktop.We had set the power-on (BIOS) password to be empty.On turning on the computer however it says the password is incorrect.After three attempts, it shows a star symbol *, but does not give any code.Rebooting the computer re-allows three attempts. We tried the following:Previous passwords, with and without caps lock, num lock, ...Resetting the BIOS using the CMOS jumper.Resetting the BIOS by removing, waiting, and replacing the CMOS battery.but none of this works, the computer still asks for a power-on password and still refuses the one we had set.Is there another way to bypass this problem?Thank you for your help.

Answer:BIOS power on password not recognized

Hi: Please read the info at the link below under Clearing the Password Settings...Last item listed. There is a password jumper and a cmos jumper.  You need to move the password jumper. http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-p7-1000-Desktop-PC-series/5080737/model/5223243/docu...

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when i turn on my pc it goes to a black screen requesting a password. when i enter the password it says invalid. how do i bypass this screen so i can boot in safe mode.

Answer:bypassing power on BIOS password

If this is a desktop, remove the cmos battery for a few minutes. There may also bea jumper next to the battery.....has three pins. Move jumper from 1-2 to 2-3 then back. Unplug computer and replug in at each step. unplug remove battery.....replace battery plug back in.

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someone put a password for power/ administrator on in bios for my hp pavilion dm-4010. ive never had s passeord and tried sny i could think of after 3 attemps it said system disabled and gave a code 70990942pls help

Answer:llost password for power on in bios

@69sunshine? Enter   65698384

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Problem with admin or power on password. Only 'space' key is working! Cannon enter anything else. Please help.Thank you.

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I have a customer who has a HP Notebook15-ac121dx  somehow set a Bios or power on password . The code after 3 attempts is [ l 587857921] Does anyone know the reset code or procedure? Thanks for your help!

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I have forgotten my passwords. Disabled code is 88698938 Please help. Thank you

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Hey guys,
My dad decided to limit my computer time
so he puts a power on password on my comp
he said its bios....
when i start my comp, it makes a sound then prompts for a powerup password

is there any way for me to break it or reset this????

HELP!!!
i can only standby my comp
but then he just turns it off...

Answer:Windows XP Power-UP BIOS Password

I'm sure your Dad put the password there for a good reason
The forum rules prevent us from helping circumvent passwords.
This thread is now closed

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Hi

I have Satellite P10-874, my model number got erased from the bottom after years of use.
I recently did a Bios update from Toshiba website and later realised it was for SP10E models.

Well my system didn't crash. Does the model number (part no) change if you update with a Bios version not meant for your system?

My system is still under warranty but the new model number/serial number combo is shown as invalid global entitlement database. My USB ports are not working any more after it showed a power surge message.

I need goto the service center. Is there any way to retrive my originial model no and part no?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Regards
lejoe

Answer:Satellite P10-874: Does wrong BIOS update change the serial number?

A "wrong" Biosupdate neither erases nor replaces the modelnumber of your machine. So you don?t have to worry about when you give the machine to a sevice center, they have the possibility to retrieve your serialnumber with their system and figure out the modelnumber of your machine.

Regarding your USB-ports: send the machine to your local service-center and don?t worry about the modelnumber-stuff. Your machine is still in warranty and since they will approximately change your system pcb, your worries about the wrong bios is needless.

By the way, i cannot imagine that you have earnest a wrong bios flashed, since the machine during the biosupdate ususally shouts if you try to flash a wrong bios on it.

Greets

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Hello all,

I'm looking for info about my Satellite notebook that is dead after a bios update.

Model is A210-FS3 (PSAFGC-FS308C)... bios unsure.

I updated this notebook about 6 months ago (been shelved ever since) through windows7 beta (i know bad idea)... after it shut down it never came back to life.. It does not POST... Power light just flashes.

Is there a way to fix this without replacing the motherboard? I've read about ways to do it with a USB floppy but It seems sketcky to me.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satellite A210-FS3, PSAFGC-FS308C. BIOS update gone wrong.

I tried to update the bios from 1.1 to 1.3 on A500-025 but it fried the motherboard. This unit is only 2.5 months old (sigh).
I tried that USB/floppy emergency recovery but to no avail. Send it back to Toshiba who did replace the board and with a updated bios.

Good luck , mine was still on warranty.

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I bought this notebook (HP Probook 430 G2) on ebay from a recycling company, I fixed everything on it, however, the notebook comes with a locked BIOS, so I can't access the BIOS settings to change anything. Basically, if I press the F10 for BIOS setting, I get the BIOS adminstrator password box to enter the password which I don't have, if I enter a wrong one three times, the machine is locked and in need to shut down or reboot.... I remember being in a similar situation like this last year and phoned HP Support and they send me a file after I gave them all the unique inifo about the notebook. With that file I managed to unlock the machine's BIOS password and reset to default. I opened and sent a case to HP yesterday, but not sure if I just wait or have to ring them. Anyway, I appreciate someone from HP staff to get in touch and help. I am in the UK and a UK phone contact is appreciated (can't remember the last one I used)!

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How do I get into my laptop if l forgot my password. THANK YOU

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I now my Administraitor password, but foget power-on password.system disabled 09495How do i reset it?

Answer:Forget bios power on password . How do i reset it?

@Isixast Please try (all lower cases)     vwfkhw Regards.

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I had an admin power on password on a T420 that contained a character that isn't allowed in the newer version (old password had a dash - in it) and I didn't remove the password prior to update so now I can't get into the BIOS as admin  - are dashes changed to something else during update or can I revert back to a previous bios version (if so where are they located)? Thanks.













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Answer:Administrator Power On Password and updated BIOS

I don't think the rules were changed. I suggest leaving the dashes out, but if you look near the bottom of this page, you can find the old versions:http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-77071
 
If you want an iso, look here:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018784

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Hey. My old laptop will not let me boot up without entering a password (that I don't remember setting). It is an 8 character password, and when i run out of attemps it gives me a system disabled error message and code: 15829 any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Please help. Forgot the BIOS password on my  Stream 11 do 11wm notebook. The system disabled number is 93944559 I would sure appreciate any help I can get with this problem.











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Answer:Forgot the "power on" BIOS password for my Stream 11 do 11wm...

Please try: 22622599 Regards,KNRKI work for HP

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I forgot the admin/power on password that I set on my laptop I get an error code after entering the wrong password 3 times.HP PAVILION 17-g121wmPOWER ON ERROR CODEA [A0CED2BC]

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First off I have not tried this -

Does anyone know if you do a remote reboot of your PC if it bypasses the Bios power on password?

We have power on passwords in the bios level enabled here and I want to reotely reboot this machine that noones at but I would have to drive 1.5 hours to get there. If I run a shutdown.exe -r will it stick at the bios prompt?

If it does is there any way to "hack" the bios with the machine on in order to disable the power on password (I know the power on password) and then to turn it back on once I have it rebooted?

I really can't justify wasting half a day drivving over there for this simple reboot that can't be done by the office staff because they are out.
 

Answer:Remote reboot bypass bios power on password?

Nope way I know of, and yes it will be stuck at the BIOS password.

There is no way I know of to bypass the BIOS password remotely, since you have no software running at that time. The only way I can even conceive of being able to do this is with a special piece of hardware that actually does the password checking.

Of course, many servers get around this with a whole separate processor complex to control rebooting the server, but I suspect that's an overkill.

Why not disable the password on that remote machine, problem solved?
 

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Hi there, I am new to this forum and please let me say a big Thank You for your help in advance. I am using a lenovo thinkpad x200 running windows vista with service pack 1.  The laptop has always been running fine and has never given me any issues. Unfortunately, all this came to an end yesterday when I ran the system assistant which did a round of updates and it prompted me to reflash my bios.  I did what was instructed and closed all open applications and after the laptop restarted, there was a noise from the harddisk (the sound was basically like what happens if the harddisk suddenly loses power). Then, all i got was a black screen, no harddisk acitvity with only the power cable LED and another LED (with the shape of a N tiled at 20 degrees) on.  I searched the forum and did what was suggested in this entry: http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Blank-screen-after-Bios-Upgrade-on-X200/ta-p/29...  This is what I did so far"I turned off the power, took out the backup battery and waited for about 30 minutes (repeated this step several times, also removing the harddisk) but to no avail.I removed the RAM and tried booting and there was that characteristic beeping sound. I replaced the RAM, redid the CMOS clearing, and now there is the Lenovo startup screen. However, there would be an error code 0271 (no date time) and 0251 (something about default configuration). Then, these disappear and all I am left ... Read more

Answer:Help Please - X200 will not boot after Bios Upgrade - keeps asking for power on password

Try using a usb keyboard to enter the code.

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