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BIOS Update Now Windows wont load

Question: BIOS Update Now Windows wont load

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 Documents" from the old install somehow

Sorry for the long post but i REALY dont wanna format and lose all my data is there some way i can get the old windos to bootup or gain access to "My Documents"?


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Preferred Solution: BIOS Update Now Windows wont load

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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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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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I am helping a friend to determine what the problem could be on her laptop Satelite A215 -S6816 Windows will not load on start up and it says "press F2 for setup, Press F12 for boot device selection menu" however niether one of those options work no matter what I do.

I have tried them on start up but nothing happens. It just wont enter BIOS mode or the menu. It will say please wait or entering menue but again nothing happens.
What else can I try to get into the menue or to get the system to get windows to load? Could this be a motherboard issue? Hardrive issue?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Satelite A215 -S6816 Wont enter BIOS mode and Windows wont load

hi harddrummer,
connect an external keyboard and try again

if it works there is only the internal keyboard defectiv/bad connected
i dont think that is an os based problem...

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Answer:BIOS and Windows wont load once in a while!!!

try reseating your RAM.Borrow a power supply of equal or greater wattage and swap it into your computer to rule that out as the culprit.

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Answer:y400 wont load windows or bios

Since it is of your own doing you should be able to untangle what you have done. If it can't be done aside from the battery removal, your final option is to send it to Lenovo for repair.

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Answer:Windows Vista Update wont load 100%-Help!

You can use Googleclick here

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During the final stage of a windows update my com. shut off. Now I get the motherboard start up screen, with the option to access the BIOS, then it says "Loading Operating System" then it loops back to the bios screen again. I went into the BIOS selected to boot from DVD, and when it asks to Boot from CD to press any key...I do,and it still loops back to the BIOS screen!!! I can't break the cycle.

Answer:Shutdown during win 7 wont load

Hi,Kindly follow the below mentioned steps in order:1.Confirm Hard Drive is recognized in BIOS. If yes, follow next step. If NO, load BIOS defaults.2.Boot to Safe mode and perform system restore. System Restore will affect Windows system files, programs, and registry settings only. If system restore fails or unable to access safe mode, follow next step. 3.Run Start Up repair from the URL mentioned: the issue still persists, then try running the Hardware Diagnostics. If you get any error code, make a note of the error code. Thanks & RegardsDebbie B#iworkfordell

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Any help is appreciated

Answer:Windows update last night, PC wont load now

op system?
if 8 or 10 then attempt to boot at least 5 times and winsows should then detect a problem and boot to the advanced tools (REcovery enviroment) where you can try a startup repair or a system restore.

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when attempting to load Windows update page I get error message 0x800A1391. I followed the instructions given to clear the problem but no success. Anyone had this problem and any suggestions.

Answer:windows update page wont load

managed to clear it. Mobile code control was switched on in Zone Alarm..Switched it off and hallelulah

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Answer:Very slow and wont load ad aware or update windows

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Backstory (skip if you need)
I'm fixing someones laptop, It was slow and taking 30 minutes to startup, i did the usually virus scan and restarted, then it was stuck in an auto repair loop. I used a windows 8 Install CD from microscoft. None of the options in it would work, install (key doesnt match) reset (missing partition), image recovery (cant find an image), restore (no restore point), etc.
Used command prompt, did stuff like bootrec, bcdedit, diskpart, and chkdsk. After it ran chkdsk it finally loaded windows. I reset/reinstalled the OS completely. Fixed, restarted, running smooth. Owner said it was working great for a day, then after turning it back on it was in an auto repair loop.
It's stuck in a preair loop, I can't even boot from the 8 CD! Have it configured in the bios, it shows the the blue windows logo then the screen goes black for 3 minutes and a blue screen flashes for 1 second saying  "Your PC ran into a problem and need to restart. Collecting some info (0% complete) search online for error: 0x000021a"
The weird thing is, Windows 7 disks boot fine, but it's "not compatible". And if I physically remove the HDD, it will boot into the windows 8 CD. So I put the HDD back in (while still at the command prompt) and it wont take my commands in related to the C: . I get a "System cannot find the drive specified"
I also tried hooking upp the HDD to my PC SATA, it shows in explorer, but just right clicking it crashes explorer.exe. D... Read more

Answer:Windows wont load, Boot CD wont load, Automatic Repair Loop

I got a windows 8.1 disk made and it allowed me yo boot from the CD, but it's SLOOOOW, it takes minutes to load reset or w.e (none of them still work), or open the command prompt.
I ran chkdsk /f /r /x but it didnt help. chkdsk /r ends with:
"A disk read error occurredcc0000185
Insufficient disk space to fix the Usn Journal $J data stream."
Before when I ran it, I'm pretty sure it let me restart and booted into windows, not now.
Next I tried bootrec.
/fixmbr - succesful
/fixboot - succesfull
/rebuildBCD - Total identified Windows installations: 0
/scanOS - Total identified Windows installations: 0
Next bcdedit
Nothing worked "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. The requested system device cannot be found."
Next sfc /scannow
"There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again."
"Windows resources protection didnt find integrity violations"
BCDBoot c:\WindowsFailure when attempting to copy boot files
Next diskpart - but I forgot what I did before that may have worked. All i can remember is I had to select a disk or volume, and do something with it.

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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.
I have tried all this and still have the problem. Can actually access Windows XP by using Medion Application and support CD so all is not ... Read more

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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Hi there. I have a Lenovo Z575 and I installed the BIOS update on the Lenovo drivers page and now my computer wont boot. I tried to reinstall Windows 7 but it wont boot from USB, so I tried to install XP from a disc and it gets part way through set-up then i get a blue screen telling me Windows has shut down to prevent damage to my computer and the error it gives is IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. However, I now have no operating system on my computer so can't use any of the fixes I find online. Oddly enough, it installs Ubuntu 10.04 that I have on a disc. It's only when i try to install Windows I get any errors.I've already tried loading default settings in the BIOS with no luck. Is there another way to reset the BIOS?ThanksSteph

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here is the deal. installed a new harddrive on a friends computer. installed the OS onthe new HDD and it wouldnt boot. wellllll i went and put back in the old HDD and now it wont boot that one either but what is worse is that the bios wont load either. i reset the bios by taking out the CMOS battery. even switching the jumpers. it reset my bios but it just wont load my bios menu. when i turn the pc on it tells me i need to set time and date in the bios big deal since i just reset it. however, when i hit delete to load the claims its "loading setup" but it never does. i let it sit for hours and it never loads the bios. its like its frozen. anyone have any suggestions on what i can do? i would be happy if i can just get the old configuration working so he can have a computer

Answer:PC wont boot AND wont load any bios..

What jumpers did you mess with. Was it a bios reset jumper?What is the system specs? It sounds like the Bios is toast.Try to go to the web site of the motherboard manfg,and get a bios and make a BIOS image on floppy and reflash the BIOS. There should be instructions on how to do this.

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i updates bios on acer extensa 4630 then laptop restated and windows wont start and wont boot , when i turn on my laptop it goes to starting windows then it restart can any 1 help plz :(

Answer:Windows 7 wont start & boot after bios update

Where did you get the idea that flashing BIOS would have miraculously cured your problem of Can't restore Acer laptop to factory settting ? i_Xp/Vista/W7User

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I've tried to update my bios last night and now Windows wont boot I just see a boot menu and when I choose the hard disk it returns after 10 seconds back to the same menu. Does anybody have a solution for this ????

Answer:Windows 7 64bit wont boot after BIOS update

Try resetting the bios to default then save and reboot.

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having problem with the computer with programs not loading or updating , or it hang up , havent really done anything to fix it yet


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Question: Bios wont load

Ok.. my old pc just stopped working. I did a system restore and when it restarted the pc, the thing just froze there. The power is on, the fans are working, but it wont load anything. Theres uaually a beep after loading the bios, but there isnt so its not my graphic card. The screen is just blank after i turn the power on. So i decided to get a new motherboard and a new cpu, i put them together, same thing happens. It wont load anything can anyone give me some advice on this ?

Answer:Bios wont load

Sounds like the power supply crapped out on you. I doubt that your old mobo and new mobo both died on you.

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Question: Bios wont load

Hey there my old computer is a Hp Kayak XA i switched it on the other day to try and get some music off it and wen i did nothing happened it switched on but no connection went to the moniter to say the comp on so i opened it up n 1 of the fans doesnt seem to be working this happened on my old computer before this i was wondering if anyone would be able to help by telling me how to get the bios back up i am a college student so i should be able to understand any computer language you use ;) please send the response as a personal message to me please i am desperate to get it working !!!

If you get this fixed you are a god lolz

Please reply from peter

Answer:Bios wont load

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Is there a light on the monitor and what color is it?
Is there any power at all to the computer? Is there a light in the motherboard? (some boards have a small led light)

If there is no power whatsoever to the computer change the power supply with a known compatible one.

What fan is not spinning?

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Hey all. I am fairly well with computers, but this one has me stumped.

My toshiba satellite l455 laptop running windows 7 home premium 64 bit turns on (i can see all the lights blinking) but nothing appears on the screen. It is just black.

Here is what happened.

The left clicker on the trackpad broke off and slid under the computer (where the motherboard is etc...).This happened while windows was running. Then the screen went bezerk and random colors started flashing across the screen. So i turned it off, put the left mouse part back in place, but now when i turn it on i just see the blinking lights that indicate wifi, the computer is charging etc.... but the screen does not load. Just a plain black screen.

And what really sucks is 2 weeks ago i just purchased a new hard drive because the old one was broken. It was like 60 bucks.

The computer has good hardware (250 gb hdd, 4 gb ram etc...) and i dont want it all to go to waste. The computer is also fairly new.

Does anyone know what i can do to fix this???

Answer:Toshiba bios wont load????


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Laptop wont load bios or OS

Interesting issue here.
When I press the power button, the HD activity led light comes on for just a second, I feel the HD spinning up and running, the fan kicks in and runs, then nothing. No leds flahing, just power led, no beeps, no screen and no bios.
I'v discharged static build up (battery out, power button held down 30") and tried both mains & battery to no effect. There were no precursors to this issue.
So I can deduce the laptop is unable to complete POST in pre bios, despite the lack of beeps yet can supply power to fan & HD.
Now the GPU is GForce 8400m GS, aware of the issues with the 8xxx series, I'v kept the air flow clean and use a laptop cooler. Possible suspect though it never ran hot and all worked fine till I turned on a couple of days ago. Now I understood that a failure of the 8xxx series usually presented a degraded screen, lines etc rather than failing post.
I'm backed up and use my second laptop so nothing urgent, just a oportunity to learn.
I am interested in hearing from hardware geeks and their thoughts.

Answer:Laptop wont load bios or OS

Seem to have been redirected here for some unknown reason !!

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anyways, i just installed the new tmd Aero magnetic fan thingy.

im running a athlon 2100xp
on a asus a7s333

anyways, when ibooot my computer, itwont pass the screen where it shows the asus boot screen. if i hit del to go intobios, itwill freeze =/

someone plz helpmeout =(

Answer:Computer Wont Load Up! Not Even Bios =(

no beeps at all, recheked ide cable, only 1 stick of 512 memory, ive taken the heatsink off once and put it bcak on, everythings the same but i changed the heatsink/fan =/!
i hit delete at the asus logo and it says entering bios.. and thats it.
wont go no furthur

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Hi, I just recently bought and assembled my new computer. After assembling it all it wont seem to load the BIOS. The monitor just reads that its in Power Save Mod, Activate using PC. Ive tried a million different things, Can Anyone Lead me in the right Direction. There is no onboard graphics card, so Ive tried swithching the ram around and tried multiple different monitors. If anyone can help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

Asus A8N-SLI Premium Mobo
AMD 64 Athlon 3700+ Processor
eGeforce 8400 GS PCI-Express Graphics Card
160GB SATA Hard Drive
4x512mb SuperTalent DDR400 ram
Dual 500w Power Supply

- When I first tried to boot it up, it turned on and started to load the bios i think but then after about 1 minute, the computer shut down, and after that nothing. The Powersupply fan, CPU fan, Graphics card fan all are spinning. Also the Mobo LED lights up.

Answer:Newly Built PC wont Load Bios

Is there a 4 or 8 pin connector near the CPU that needs a cable from the power supply to be plugged in, similar to Intel boards?

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hi Every body,I have ram of 2X2 gb. If i place any one of them in the any one of the slot my system is working properly. If i place both of them together the bios detected 4gb ram but windows 7 ultimate N is unable to boot.

Answer:bios detected 4GB RAM but Win7 wont load

Prepare a RAM test cd and boot to it. Do a complete RAM test for about 4 hours or more.For this purpose, visit this site. Download an .iso copy and burn it to a bootable cd.CoolGuy

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I have recently upgraded a home built computer with a new motherboard, memory and a CPU.When i pressed the power key, once the parts were put together, the computer starts for a few seconds then restarts. The screen stays blank and doesnt even get to bios and there are no system beeps to indicate a problem.I thourght there was not enough power getting to the system so i upgraded to a 1000W PSU. This did nothing unfortunately and the problem remained the same.I then cleared the CMOS but all this did was stop the computer from restarting. Now the computer powers up then dies, again without any system beeps or getting to bios.All the parts i purchased are compatible, although my memory needs a quad core processor to work (what i have) but im concerned that it is not being recognised.Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:New Home Built Computer Wont Load to Bios

Disconnect all unnecessary hardware like CD/DVDs extra hard disks or PCI cards then try to start.Does it beep at all? There usually is one beep. If not, remove all but one stick of RAM, if no different remove all RAM.Have you checked the manufacturers website to make sure the CPU will be recognised by the BIOS version that is running on the motherboard? You need to get it to the POST screen to make sure the CPU is named correctly.

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When I try to get an update from Microsoft it tells me the following:

Install the ActiveX control required to view the website
The website will not display correctly on your computer without this control. To install it:
1. Right-click the Internet Explorer Information Bar. It's located just below the address bar.
2. In the right-click menu, click Install ActiveX Control.
3. In the Security Warning dialog box, click Install.

Note: If the Information Bar doesn't appear, or if you've installed the control but still can't use the website, take these steps to solve the problem.

I have no"bar" to clik below the explorer bar. I have seen it pop up before but it doesn't with this website. This is keeping me from getting updates. Any suggestions???

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Hiya all,
My problem is that I rebooted my computer and it now wont start up. I did not change anything and the reason I rebooted was because of a network issue unrelated to the computer.

So here is some details.
gigabyte mobo (dual bios) ga81pe775 pro
4 x 512mb ddr400 ram
sata and ata hdds (4 in total)
pentium 4 3ghz processor
I removed all of the ram and inserted one stick in slot one to make sure it was not the issue.Retry loading and it does the same thing.

It loads up and freezes when it gets to the memory test. I tried each of the sticks of ram individually but no problem.All display the bios menu and then it stops.
Does anyone have any suggestions or solutions or theories of what might be happening?
Thanks for your time.

Answer:computer wont load operating system.Freezes at bios menu

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I dont know if this is posted in the right area but I'm so desperate to get my laptop working its unreal.
First it started off with my laptop crashing, I had totally forgot it needed to do a windows update and turned off my laptop in hopes that it would work properly.
After that my laptop has not been working. The machine turns on and gives me two options. Start windows normally or do a repair. Upon starting windows normally, it loads so far before sending me back to the two options of start windows normally or repair. On the second time I clicked repair. My laptop then goes so far before presenting me with a blue screen that is usually the screen where my accounts are. The cursor still moves but it loads no further even after leaving it an hour. I decided to make a repair disk, hoping that the problem was because of windows. the disk loads, gives me a choice on the keyboard language then does nothing. I honestly have no idea what to do, I want to keep all the files safe on my computer as I havent backed them up and I have worked so hard on the projects. someone please help

Answer:windows 7 refuses to load and system repair wont load

Do a hardware/software reset with your BIOS:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

After doing those steps, clear your CMOS by entering the BIOS (see your system manual for steps to enter the BIOS), going to the EXIT screen, and loading setup/optimized defaults.

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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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I was manually installing service pack 2 on windows vista because i was told this would sort out my problem with not being able to do any auto updates, then it got to the stage where it shutdown and was installing 1/3 updates then when it got to the 2nd part it crashed and when i restart the laptop nothing happens at all, just a black screen, no boot menu options or anything like that. I dont have a vista disc or anything like that, does anyone have any suggestions as to how i can solve this problem, sorry if my explanation was short and not very detailed.

thanks in advance

Answer:Vista wont load after update error

Um, I believe you will need some kind of disk. Specifically, you'd need either the Vista disc or the ERD disc. You need to launch a repair on your OS, as it seems to be screwed. Can you get into Safe mode? Can you get into the pre-boot menu at all?

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Hello, my windows 7 starter just cannot start. When i last switched off my comp, it has an update on the shut down button, so i shutted down with 20 updates. The next time i switched on my comp, i was unable to even get to the login page. The whole screen is just appeared installing 1 out of 9436 updates with black background. After the 9436 updates, the whole screen turned black with no words, nothing. I cant get to the login page.Then i only can turn off the plug. After that i tried swithcing on again. The computer told me to do a windows fix since my windows is unable to start. Then, the windows open into desktop and i was able to surf the net as normal. I thought wow finally my comp recovered. But i was wrong. THE SAME update appeared on the shut down button. I got no choice but to press it again and the whole problem repeats. Why is there repeat update of the same thing? And it seems like its the update which caused the problem. I just cant use the comp now.... HELP :(

Answer:Win7 wont load after shut down during update

Do a repair/system restore (again).If you can get to the same point again, instead of shutting down, click the start orb then type 'update' (without the quotes) and select Windows Update. click on 'Change Settings' and select "Download Updates but let me decide whether to install them", click OK and then review the available updates and see if you can tell what the problem is.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Ok, so i noticed my computer needed a restart after downloading a windows 7 update. I restarted it and now its in a continuous bsod to startup repair. everytime i get this:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21200802
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 29
Problem Signature 07: CorruptVolume
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

I have tried chkdsk c: /f /r and no luck. Tried updating bios. I have tried a system restore but it doesnt work. i cant boot into safemode either. Im at a loss. any help would be great!

Answer:BSOD Win7 Wont Load After Update! Help!

Start with the steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and post back if you need help as you go through them. Step 9. gives you the option to backup your important data.

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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.
Moderator note: images larger than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules

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. 

Ishaan Ideapad Y560(i3 330m), Hp Elitebook 8460p!(i5-2520M) Hp Pavilion n208tx(i5-4200u)If you think a post helped you, then you can give Kudos to the post by pressing the Star on the left of the post. If you think a post solved your problem, then mark it as a solution so that others having the same problem can refer to it.

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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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not sure if im in the right place
but computer wont do anything but load up with options to do system repair or whatever its called but it says it cant fix the problem i dont have disc for it or any pw's im on a reg user account it wont load in safe mode but by doing different things i have access to do various things but not sure what or how to lol i had issues before and got them fixed by using sites similar to this any help is appreciated

Answer:system repair wont work windows wont load

Might be a failing Hard drive. Get to your bios and see if there is any diagnostics there to do a hard drive test. On some motherboards its delete on others its F2. If there is no diagnostics on the bios i would make a USB bootable diagnostics and do that.
I just had the same problems and found out the hard way that it was a hard drive.

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Since my lad's PC had the Blaster virus yesterday it wont take the AVG latest update. I get an error message at the end of the downlaod and the Control Centre (AVG) doesn't load properly.I have uninstalled/reinstalled/updated but I get to the same point each time.I downloaded one of the Microsoft recommended AVs and when I came to activate it by dialling up a similar thing happened.He has XP.

Answer:Anti Virus wont load or update properly

click here

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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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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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When I start up my pc, I get a screen that says, "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully, a recent hardware or software change may have caused this, ….etc."
Then I am offered with a bunch of options to either:

1) Start in Safe Mode
2) Safe Mode with Networking
3) Safe Mode with Command Prompt
4) Start Windows Normally
5) Last Known Good Configuration

None of them work, the safe mode ones, show a bunch of lines of code as per normal when starting up safe mode, then it freezes and stops and eventually goes back to the screen mentioned above. Same for 4 and 5, windows blue loading bar screen comes up, then the screen turns black and nothing. After a few mins my computer restarts again and goes back to the screen mentioned above.

Prior to my computer not being able to restart/load windows. I had some pop up vundu trojans i was trying to remove. Did some research after about 5 hours finally removed it. A couple days after i started receiving "generic host process error" Something to do with explorer.exe program. So i ctrl + alt + del and explorer.exe was taking up 100 cpu usage. At this point i tried to minimize task manager and my computer froze up. I waited about an hour came back and still nothing so i manually turned off my computer and turned back on. And now it will not restart. I have no idea where my windows xp disks are or even if i have them. I found what appears to be the solution to my explorer.exe pr... Read more

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This has been a huge problem only reason I put my external back on is because is has my ethernet drivers but i can copy those to disc if I cant get rid of this. I run AVG antivirus. Here is my hijack this log. AVG found 13 trojans first time 5 2nd scan 2 3rd and 4th still runnin 5th...all on external hard drive...Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\W... Read more

Answer:win xp Cannot load any Secure websites many spyware and spybot wont update

Hi hades6093,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please give me a little time to go through your log and I will also let you know that I am a trainee so each stage of the fix will need to be checked by an expert coach before I post so there may be a slight delay. Don't worry I won't abandon you. Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already, and wait for me to get back to you.
Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.
Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 2 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day then I will close the topic.Thanks

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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?

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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Question: BIOS wont update.

Hi everyone, I am trying to update my BIOS on my Lenovo IdeaCenter K330 Model 7727 from DKKT15AUS to DKJY15AUS. The reason for this is because my new GPU (Radeon RX 480 8GB) wont work. I install it and the computer just powers on but doesnt display anything. The fans all are on including those of the card. I have upgraded the power supply to 650W unit a few years ago from the ideacenter's original. So the BIOS update installs just fine but, once I restart the system it displays a error message saying: "Error: 0162 Setup data integrity check failure" along with 2 beeps. I restarted the system a couple times to see it the same error comes up and on the 3rd time the system started up without the error message. I then checked the BIOS version and it reverted back to the original version. I am not sure what to do to get the update to work. I do have windows 10 and the BIOS update is for windows 7. Not sure if that did have an effect. Thanks for reading.  

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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.


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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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"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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Before I start, heres my setup,Gigabyte GA- A790FXT-UD5P motherboardPhenom II 955 3.2ghzCorsair 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10666 XMS3 DHXZOTAC GTX260 192 Core SYNERGY EDITION 896MB DDR3Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAIIBefore I jump into the actual problem, I am using an old PSU from my old pc that powered my Asus a7n8x-deluxe board. The PSU, has the usual motherboard plug but is 4 blocks short and I only have 1 12v atx plug whereas it needs 2Well, it was a new build this morning and after reading online that my motherboard needed a bios update due to it not being able to support the 955 CPU, I flashed the bios. After I pressed esc to restart, the computer went black and nothing happened for a good long while. I then restarted the computer and since then, it hasnt been able to post. There are no beeps from the speaker to indicate anything and I have tried pressing the clear cmos button on the motherboard and nothing changed. I have tried disconneting the psu and then leaving it for 10 mins and no change.Is this because I do not have the correct power supply unit? if so, why did it post and power on and not now? There were no issues with the checksum when flashing so why is it broken now? Sorry for all the questions and thanks for all the help in advance :)Cheers!Tom

Answer:PC wont turn on after bios update

Some info; click here

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So I updated my BIOS. I have an HP 150t and the motherboard died so I bought another one online and it was working fine but I decided to update the BIOS going into HPs website which mightve been a mistake. Now onto the problem: When I update everything was fine except it took about 20 seconds for the monitor to light up and after it did it took a really long time from the POST screen to boot into Windows. But after it did it worked like a charm. Now it still does the same except that it wont boot into Windows anymore and Startup repair has not been able to fix it. Thanks a lot for the help

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Hi everyone,
I am trying to update my BIOS on my Lenovo IdeaCenter K330 Model 7727 from DKKT15AUS to DKJY15AUS. The reason for this is because my new GPU (Radeon RX 480 8GB) wont work. I install it and the computer just powers on but doesnt display anything. The fans all are on including those of the card. I have upgraded the power supply to 650W unit a few years ago from the ideacenter's original.
So the BIOS update installs just fine but, once I restart the system it displays a error message saying: "Error: 0162 Setup data integrity check failure" along with 2 beeps. I restarted the system a couple times to see it the same error comes up and on the 3rd time the system started up without the error message. I then checked the BIOS version and it reverted back to the original version. I am not sure what to do to get the update to work.
I do have windows 10 and the BIOS update is for windows 7. Not sure if that did have an effect.
Thanks for reading.
 Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I have a geforece 8200A mother board from ecs, i try loading the bios from my desktop and it sais drivers failed to load YES i have followed everysingle isntruction fro them but it wont load it for some reason any idea on waht to do and i dont want to do the floppy drive thing.

Answer:BIOS Update wont detect please help

New board, or used?

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Hi to all!I just baught Z50-75 with AMD FX7500, 8GB Ram and FreeDOS. I installed Windows 8.1 Pro, and they pulled some drivers during the installation, and I went to Lenovo sight and downloaded all the rest (graphics, camera, etc.), after each installation the computer restarted normally and all was O.K. The last drivers that I saw on the site were BIOS drivers, and I downloaded those to and it started the installation after which it said:"The system will now restart for changes to make effect", and it did, but, it would not boot up after that, all it did was show me this on the screen:   And I tried both of the options (the second one with the Windows CD inside), but it just stays where it is, no effect.I can enter the bios and change the settings, but none of them seem to work because this is the maximum where it will go, the only difference is when I change from AHCI to Compatible mode, it restarts and than I have a blank screen, I have to use the One button Recovery to get back to this one from the picture above...I would appriciate any kond of help, please give me some advice.


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Answer:Z50-75, wont boot after bios update

Someone else posted about a similar problem. I will give you the link to their post and you can decide if it is something you want to try.

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I have a custom built desktop and an asrock 970M Pro3 mobo. I have windows 10 and I noticed that today my computer was being really slow. I would open google chrome and when I would look something up it took at least 1 minute to load anything. I have an program called rainmeter and a few other addons for it that told me my cpu was at 100%. Long story short my cpu was running at 100% constantly even when (besides for windows programs) I only had skype open. I looked online and saw people were having the same problem. They said to update the bios and the original creator of the thread would always say something along the lines of "Thanks it worked my pc is back to normal!" So I downloaded an update for my motherboard bios and then after I started it my screen went black. Ive tried restarting the pc and dont know what to do. Please help!

Answer:PC Wont Boot After BIOS Update

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ive bought a g50-70 with win 8.1 preinstalled and isntalled win7 64 bit and manually installed most drivers. at the end i did the bios update from the lenovo website and now it wont start. it says"EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (28-d2- 44-bd-36-42) boot failed""Windows Boot Manager has been blocked by current security policy""checking media"""EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (28-d2- 44-bd-36-42) boot failed""Default Boot Device missing or boot failedInsert Recovery Media and hit any keyThen select 'Boot Manager' to choose a new Boot Device or to boot revory media"any way to reset BIOS without having to Reinstall the PC?didnt find any help yet

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After the bios update was finished, it requires to restart but it wont turn on again after restart. The light when put charger in also wont turn on.Any solutions will be appreciated. Thank You

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I downloaded the Bios via Lenovo's site on my Yoga.  The Yoga was plugged in and the utility ran as expected.  After it restarted, it never came back.  The Function key was lit green and the keyboard would light up but the screen is black and it won't boot.  How can I troubleshoot? I already turned it off (after letting it sit there for a long time) and I get the same result.   I also tried unplugging it and hitting the reset button.  Still the same, its like it went into hibernation.  The power button is still on.

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i had a small problem and noticed that abit had a bios update that cured the problem i used the inbuilt abit program to do this but it locked up the computer and now the computer will not boot any ideas please or is it a new mobo

Answer:computer wont boot after bios update

You most likely need a new motherboard, some times you can get a BIOS but only if it's a standard build comp not Manufacture build like dell etc

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Hi i installed Windows 7 on the lenovo g550 and was getting the latest drivers and got the 2.53 bios. i got the message that bios flash was successful and then gave timer till reboot. The power light is on and the fan is spinning but nothing shows up on the screen. Luckily i did backup the bios onto a usb but now how do i go about flashing the old one back on.

Answer:G550 wont boot after bios update

If you have to, just hold down power button until it shuts off. Remove battery and wait one minute.Replace battery, and plug it in.Enter bios on boot and "load default settings". If you can't get into bios, post back.

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A brand new machine running windows 8, I ran the lenovo update utility and included all updates. The last update was the bios which ran sucessfully and windows shut down and the computer was off. There were no power interruptions and the battery was fully charged.  Now the power button blinks and wont turn on. After 5 minutes I tried to turn it on, nothing happened. I tried a few times, and held in the button.Now if I press it it beeps 2 short pause 3 short. 

Answer:w550s wont start after bios update

Hello P1, welcome to the community,
clearly something is not right, have you called support to request assistance?  The phone number for support in South Africa is 0800-110-756; they are reachable 09:00 - 18:00  Monday - Friday.
That said, something you could try is to reset the system.  Remove the power cord and removable battery.  On the underside of the system is a reset hole, (Nr. 5 in the below illustration), insert a straightened paper clip and hold the reset button depressed for 3 seconds.  Once you have completed this please attach the power cord and see if the system starts normally.

Please let us know the outcome.

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I just got a used Optiplex 160 (Model DC01T) with BIOS A06 and have tried everything to get it to update to BIOS A10, A09, A08 or A07.
I downloaded the unified DOS/Windows BIOS and put it on a FreeDOS USB stick.  When I run the package it goes through everything and then reboots but never actually updates the BIOS.  I have tried installing Linux on a USB Flash drive installing the Dell OMSA tools and use dellBiosUpdate pointing to the A09.HDR file.
For whatever reason that also fails because the dell_rbu module does not populate "/sys/class/firmware/dell_rbu/" like it should.  Also no amount of copying "init" to  "/sys/devices/platform/dell_rbu/image_type" helps correct that issue.
The only thing I can think of is that when the system reboots it goes to an "Alert Fan!" message because this unit did not come with the HD & Fan bracket.  I have one on its way but if that Alert/Error is clearing the BIOS update flag then everything should work once the fan arrives and I get that connected.
If that's not the case is there anything else I should try?

Answer:Optiplex 160 BIOS wont update (because the fan is missing?)

I finally got it  figured out if anyone is interested.  The fan error might be causing the normal update to fail but using a bunch of switches you can force the update to install and then reboot.
O160-A10.EXE /boot /classic /info /jabil /nopause /noreboot /verbose

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Hi All. New here.

Trying to update the BIOS on my P200-143. Current version is v1.30, I;ve downloaded v2.70 from the Toshiba website but everytime I try and flash it, i get error code: -120 from winphlash

BIOS update failed! New BIOS is not compatible wth the curent system BIOS.
New BIOS part number doesnt match system BIOS part number.
Error code -120
Any help appreciated.

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Will the windows 10 ISO from Microsoft boot my PC after I accidently restarted it during a BIOS update or do I have to use the windows 10 image from DELL that they say I must and that I cant get to download completely?

Answer:PC restarted mid BIOS update now wont boot.

I'm sorry its a dell inspiron 3650 desktop PC.

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Udated bios..  it rebooted latop 2 times then came black screen.. nothing dislay ... lights were on... I turned it it wont boot.. it wont even show battery charger light...
no lights... its absolutely dead..
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Answer:Y560 Wont Boot After Bios Update :(

Did the BIOS update finished correctly? Sorry, but I think that you will have to send it to the Warranty Service for a BIOS flash restore.

________________________________Lenovo IdeaPad Y560 - 06462BU - Black

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Hi All

Just got a Satellite P200-143 and its running BIOS v1.30. I have downloaded v2.70 from Toshiba but I just cant get it to run. Winphlash loads up and its starts the process then get error code -120:

BIOS update failed New BIOS is not compatible with the current system BIOS.
New BIOS part number doesnt match system BIOS part number
Error code -120

Any help greatly appreciated.

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i recently used the HP support tool to update my Bios on my 800 G2 DM , which now has stopped my PC from starting. I now get an LED /BEEP ERROR Which ive looked up and is : 5.2The embedded controller cannot find valid firmware. Anyone have any idea of how to fix this?

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Hi,I recently updated my Inspiron 17R (7720) to the latest bios however as soon as it completed the process the battery stopped working. When I go into the bios there is the following message:"Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature". The machine has been left off for many hours now and is very cool to the touch however the battery wont engage and the issue persists between multiple battery packs (I have a backup battery too). As far as I can tell it is the bios that has broken my laptop and I am unable to fix it on my own. I have spent many hours trying to fix the issue at this point, following all of the advice that I can find on these forums. I suspect that either the bios has a bug or the laptop has a faulty sensor.Is anyone able to help?

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i was updating the BIOS on my eee pc 4gb. Stupid of me i did not have it plugged in and the battery went flat. Now when i try and restart the computer nothing happens. the power light and wireless light comes on, but no screen activity.

urgent help required.

Answer:eee pc wont start after BIOS update cancelled

forgot to add, the computer is running linux xandros.

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trying to update a x200 tablet we have here with the Windows utility AND the boot cd. Both give the message that the BIOS directory cannot be found. What am I missing here (besides the directory) Thanks,Fred

Answer:x200 tablet BIOS wont update

This is yet another example of why Lenovo has failed as a company to support its customer and why, after owning 5 of these systems and recommending them to companies and friends, I'm done. I also found this same error on the X200T. It is as if nobody tests these patch releases any longer. I also have a problem with the wireless LAN driver going out to lunch. All of a sudden the Lenovo wireless app shows a red X through the connection icon (lower right) and shows the radio as powered-off. I am unable to power it on. The only solution is to reboot. This is what I paid nearly $2K for on this particular machine.

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I have just updated my BIOS from 2.10 to 2.20 to try to overcome an overheating problem with Linux.
On rebooting the laptop XP will not start. I get the XP screen for a few seconds then the blue scrren of death flashes up beofre the laptop reboots. The blue screen is so quick it doesn't finish writing up the text - so I cannot see any numbers to check the error.

If I select Linux Mint from my GRUB screen the laptop starts correctly. I can also see the Windows partitions. I have tried to boot from an XP disc to run CHKDSK but I get to the stage where it says it is inspecting my configuration then hangs on a black / blank screen and just sits there.

Any ideas? Is it possible to roll back the BIOS?

Answer:Xp wont start after BIOS update on Satellite L


> Is it possible to roll back the BIOS?

Yes, you can downgrade (rollback) if you have made a backup.

Can you enter the Bios and check if compatible mode enabled (after Bios update, it could put AHCI by default)?

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I updated my T540p a few days ago using Lenovo Solution centre, hiwever, it cant boot after update. The power button is on and fan spins, but the screen is black. I tried: remove battery and all external device and press power button for 30 seconds, out back the battery, still screen wont show anything; tried usb recovery stick, didn't work; tried Recovery discs from Lenovo, still failed. Please help. Thanks in advance.

Answer:T540p wont boot after bios update

Asuming you have a warranty, call support.

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my PORT?G? Z930-118 failover and wont start after i upgrading in middle of upgrade i remove power and press shutdown bottom after that i see the power and wireless but screen still black ?

Any help please

Answer:Portege Z930-118 wont start after BIOS update

Hmmmm.... BIOS upgrade interruption has screwed up BIOS and that?s the reason why your notebook doesn't start properly. BIOS is damaged now.
In such case you need professional help by authorized Toshiba service provider.

On this forum you can find many threads about similar problems. Some people have tried to fix this alone and if you are interested to read how one other forum user has fixed it check please this thread.

Ayway, you can contact nearest Toshiba service, explain the situation and ask for help.

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I have bought my wife a Toshiba L300-20D ( PSLB8E-0CK00YEN ). It came with Vista loaded which she cannot get on with.

My grandson offerred to sort it out. He fitted a new hard drive, loaded it with XP and managed to get nearly all the drivers working with the exception of the WiFi .

After spending many hours he decided to update the bios from v1.8 to v1.9. Since then it wont start.. It comes up with the Toshba screen, Start windows normally, it then tries to load windows, flashes and starts the cycle al over.

He has tried the default settings, tried an XP disc, setting it to start on disc, nothing. It does just the same in safe mode.

Any suggestions will be appreciated



Answer:Satellite L300-20D - After BIOS update it wont start now

Did you set the SATA Mode to "Compatibility" when installing XP? (You would see a BSOD with the code 0x0000007B - if Automatic Restart is disabled from the Windows boot menu)

The BIOS update would have reset it back to SATA AHCI Mode. So set it to Compatibility again.

If that doesn't work, try a System Restore in Safe Mode to return the registry back to a previous date.

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Hi! After I did an BIOS update from windows the computer wont start. Only the green FN key and the red "i" in the word ThinkPad lights up!I can't access BIOS. Tried tho remove the small CMOS battery for an minute 

Answer:E540 After BIOS update the computer wont start

If these long boot symptoms, following the BIOS update occur, multiple customers have reported success in resolving them  by disabling Intel AMT and setting the security chip, TPM, as active in the BIOS. Steps to disable Intel AMT and enable TPM settings as below. Boot into BIOSSelect ConfigSelect Intel AMTPress Enter key on Intel AMT Control and select DisablePress ESC twiceSelect SecuritySelect Security chip and select EnablePress F10 and click Yes.

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Why does this happen when I have a deadline... I have a r30 and did the bios thinkpad advange update and it said code f-250 and f270 replace batt. So I replaced batt and it still says it. try to boot via cd and does not see cd or even allow me to go in to set boot priority. Out of frustration was even ready to re load xp and f-disk it but does not see the cd rom... Please anyone... need help as I lose my job if i dont get this up and I'm on someone else's comp. just to post this.... Thank you in advance for what ever in put you can help with. SignedPLEASE HELP [email protected]

Answer:R30 wont boot after bios update.. says need new b/up batt.... Please helppppppppppppp

I've found theres a physical problem with the design of the motherboard (or at least MY R30), it seems that the bios battery holder has  comes up from the motherboard indicating a dry solder joint is the cause. I have resoldered it twice and am now considering putting in a 3032 battery with the built in leads and soldering it directly to the motherboard and bypassing the dodgy battery clip altogether. Also a kludge to make sure it keeps contact is cut up a peice of plastic 1/8 inch/2-3mm thick to the size that fits underneath the keyboard plug and contacts the battery,  and wedge it under there. I've had my bios battery kept in by this method for a month or so now and im not changing it until i can be bothered with stripping my laptop down and replacing the battery connector as indicated above. Good luck, p.s. did you really need to upgrade the bios or was it a "why not?" idea?         

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Can anyone help me please?

Updated my BIOS as recommended using the windows tool! All went through fine, backed up, verified and flashed new version. After the auto reboot my laptop will not boot past the Toshiba screen, press F12 and nothing, F2 and I just get PLEASE WAIT. Guess I won't be trying Visa or indeed any OS now.

Why oh why did I do it? All was fine before but was advised to do it for full compatibility. Do I need a new board or is there a key I can press to unable me to boot from CD to reflash or return to old BIOS?

Please help!

Answer:After BIOS update Equium A100-147 wont boot

I always say: do not touch well running system!!!

Anyway in your case something goes wrong with BIOS update and you must visit authorized service in your country. They can help you. Sorry but there is nothing you can do alone. BIOS functionality is very sensible case and if BIOS chip is defective now you can not do anything to make it work again.

Sorry. :(

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After doing a BIOS update from HP I now cannot log on to computer with password.

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I am trying to update my bios for my inspirion 531 to the latest bios as i am running 1.0.6, when i run the program on my desktop it creates a item named winflash.sys but wont do anything past that.  Is there any additional programs I need? I am really trying to avoid having to call outside of warranty tech support for this.

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I have just upgraded my laptop to the new BIOS as stated in the title but after doing it my computer now wont boot up at all. I just get a blue screen with it asking me to do a CHKDSK because there might be a virus or that the hard drive isn't connected properly (when it is), and it just keeps rebooting.

It wont start in safe mode either. Anyone else had the same problem and if so, how do I get my laptop back?? :(

Thanks for any replies.

Answer:After v1.90 BIOS update Satellite Pro A300-1EA wont boot up


Which notebook model do you have exactly?
Have you tried to install OS again using Toshiba recovery image?
It will be interesting to know if your notebook will works well with ?factory settings? again.

Try to start recovery installation to see if the right menu will be shown on the screen.

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Hello world,  I'm trying to update the BIOS on the laptop with the lenovo Thinkvantage application. It continues to download the application and then it fails. Please can anyone help me?


Go to Solution.

Answer:Bios update wont work? Lenovo X120e

By "download" do you mean download from the website or wont install?
What exactly is your situation? Does your system still boot to Windows?

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my satellite pro c850 cd wont work after bios update from toshiba.

what do i do?

Answer:Satellite Pro C850 wont work after Bios update

Saying: don?t work? you mean it does not power up or what do you mean exactly?
Did you flash the BIOS properly?

Possibly something went wrong during the update and this means that ROM module isn?t flashed properly?

In most cases a special BIOS crisis disk would be needed to get it working?
Not quite sure if you can get it fixed by your own?
Check this thread. Maybe it helps:

Otherwise you need help from authorized service provider available in your country.

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Notebook: hp probook 4320s (late 2010)System: w7pro32 original, updated with the last Microsoft pathesPrevious BIOS version: F.0F Yesterday "HP update manager" has downloaded and upgraded BIOS 68AHH F.20 and other updates. During the reboot, BIOS has been installed, after that there was no way to load Windows (after 5 minutes of "Windows Loading", the notebook goes in bluescreen). No errors was giveng during the BIOS upgrade task. Actions I tried to solve the problem:- Tried to start in Safe Mode, with same result- Changed SATA to IDE in the BIOS- Rollback from BIOS Manager (error on verification), with same result- Tried to install F.0F with USB boot, with same result- Installed again F.20 and worked, but the main problem is still there. thanks and brF

Answer:URGENT. the system wont to start after bios update: bluescre...

Hi,Welcome to the HP Forum! falbala73 wrote:Notebook: hp probook 4320s (late 2010)System: w7pro32 original, updated with the last Microsoft pathesPrevious BIOS version: F.0F Yesterday "HP update manager" has downloaded and upgraded BIOS 68AHH F.20 and other updates. During the reboot, BIOS has been installed, after that there was no way to load Windows (after 5 minutes of "Windows Loading", the notebook goes in bluescreen). No errors was giveng during the BIOS upgrade task. Actions I tried to solve the problem:- Tried to start in Safe Mode, with same result- Changed SATA to IDE in the BIOS- Rollback from BIOS Manager (error on verification), with same result- Tried to install F.0F with USB boot, with same result- Installed again F.20 and worked, but the main problem is still there. thanks and brFSince your notebook is a UEFI type:Push the power on switch while still holding down the Fn+B keyPlease post your resultKind regards,erico

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Hi, My G460 wont boot after i tried to update BIOS. There was an error message during the BIOS update and bad that i failed to note down the error code. After reboot, the system is not starting. The RAM light is not blinking. System starts with 3 led and then shuts itself. No display and I am not able to enter BIOS setup too. 

Answer:Lenovo G460 - BIOS update failed - wont boot

Default BIOS settingsGo to BIOS and press F9 save and exitUnit should boot to the OS

Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo! I dont know what Kudo does but anyway xDThere is nothing like

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I tried to do a BIOS update on my DX1210 last night to version 1.5,
During the update there was a write failed error message and now the system won't boot.
Is there a way to reflash the bios when a bios update fails?
I've got all the bios files extracted on to a USB key but I'm not sure what to do to initate a bios recovery?

Answer:Qosmio DX1210 wont boot - Bios update failed

Well, BIOS problems can be solved only by an Toshiba authorized service partner.
I assume the ROM module where the BIOS is stored, has not been flashed properly.
The Rom module can be flashed again using an special crisis disk.

Therefore I see just one real option for you: get in contact with the service guy to get it fixed.

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After last BIOS update I can't turn on my keyboard backlit. There's no such option in Lenovo Vantage, pressing Fn+Spacebar not working anymore.

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I just reformatted a friends Compaq Presario 3000 laptop with win xp pro. Everything was working fine on it until I updated the bios. Now the computer starts to come on and then shuts down after about a second. I have tried draining all the power but get the same result. All ideas welcome. Thank you.

Answer:Compaq Presario 3000 wont boot after bios update

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I recently tried too update this mobo because of glitch and studder problems after pressing reboot on pannel the speakers made a cracking noise and now comp is dead. I already unpluged everything ( ran,vid card ,etc...) and tried too restart and did even get any posting error beeps.

Answer:asus a8n32-sli deluxe wont post after bios update!

if you failed to complete the BIOS process or you installed the WRONG bios, then your mobo is dead. Some motherboards have a BIOS reset chip or revert function, most don't.

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Hello. My aspire 4752g wont boot after the bios update was interrupted. I just finished formatting my laptop and decided to reinstall the drivers but ended up i flashed the bios instead. As i was updating the bios, it stays in "blank screen" for quite a long time and i was so worried that i decided to force shutdown the laptop. When i try to boot it again, it stays in 'blank screen' with power indicator on and fan running. Are there any solution for my problem? Pls help me. Im using windows 7 home premium with 4GB x 2 sticks of RAM installed. Thank you in advance.

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