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Q: Lenovo G580 cannot access BIOS after installing Ub...

Hello, The Problem:Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS to my HDD in UEFI mode. Soon I found out that I could not access the BIOS using F2, but F12 allowed selection of boot device. Reinstalling Windows, I found out that the boot menu still had the Ubuntu entry and I still could not access the BIOS. I searched on the web for a solution and before I could manage to find a proper one, I managed to delete both the ubuntu and windows boot manager boot entries, still locked out of bios. This time I could not boot into any OS, could not access bios using f2 nor access boot menu using f12. The Solution:There was one last hope, during boot I noticed that PXE (Boot via ethernet option was still showing).Note: This solution requires you to update the BIOS. This is a very risky procedure, so proceed with caution. This will also probably void your warranty. If you can access boot menu (F12) and want to regain access to the BIOS (F2), boot into Windows 7. Install a bios update for your laptop (specifically for your laptop) available at The Lenovo Support Site. The oldest BIOS (probably for Windows 7) is preffered. If you donot have access to windows 7, perform step 2 and boot into the created ISO by creating a bootable CD or pendrive. Then goto step 11.If you can't access F12 and F2, cannot boot into OS, but can boot via Ethernet (there should be a message about trying Atheros Ethernet PXE Boot during startup), start from step 1. Perform the following steps on a separate working windows computer with a ethernet(LAN) port. 1. For this solution to work, you need to download the following:"The Windows Automated Installation Kit(AIK) for Windows 7"(1.7GB) from Microsoft's website."Serva" from http://www.vercot.com/~serva/download.html. The non supporter version will be sufficient.BIOS Update (64bit) for your Laptop. Available at the Lenovo Support Site. BIOS for Windows 7 is preffered. Download all the BIOS updates to be sure.bootmgr.exepxeboot.n122. Install "Windows AIK for Windows 7". In start menu, under "Microsoft Windows AIK" you will find "Deployment Tools Command Prompt". Run it as administrator. Type the commands in order one by one to create a WinPE_amd64.iso.copype.cmd amd64 c:\winpe_amd64

imagex /mountrw c:\winpe_amd64\winpe.wim 1 c:\winpe_amd64\mount

imagex /unmount c:\winpe_amd64\mount /commit

copy c:\winpe_amd64\winpe.wim c:\winpe_amd64\ISO\sources\boot.wim

oscdimg -n -bc:\winpe_amd64\etfsboot.com c:\winpe_amd64\ISO c:\winpe_amd64\winpe_amd64.iso 3. Connect the LAN port of the working computer to the LAN port of the laptop using an ethernet cable. Start the Laptop. Open "Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections" on the working computer, go to the properties of the ethernet connection connected to the laptop, scroll to the bottom, double click Internet Protocol version 4(TCP/IPv4). Click "Use the following IP address". Set IP address to 192.168.1.2, set subnet mask to 255.255.255.0. Leave the rest empty and click on OK. Click on OK to return to network connections, double click the ethernet connection connected to the laptop, click on details, the IPv4 address should read 192.168.1.2. exit the windows. 4. Extract "Serva" to a folder of choice where modification will not need administrator rights. I am going to use "Desktop\serva\". Replace it with your folder. 5. Create a folder in "Desktop\serva\", name it "root". This will result in "Desktop\serva\root". Run the serva exe file. 6. Click on settings at the bottom of the serva window.Set the TFTP tab as below: Set the DHCP tab as below: 7. Click OK. Restart Serva. Close Serva. 8. Under "Desktop\serva\root\WIA_WDS", create a folder WinPE_64. Extract the "c:\winpe_amd64\winpe_amd64.iso" directly to WinPE_64 (not a subfolder). Copy the following to "Desktop\serva\root\WIA_WDS\WinPE_64":Desktop\serva\root\WIA_WDS\WinPE_x64\SOURCES\BOOT.WIMDesktop\serva\root\WIA_WDS\WinPE_x64\BOOT\BOOT.SDIbootmgr.exepxeboot.n129. Goto "Desktop\serva\root\pxeserva.cfg\", Open menu.def with notepad and add the following at the bottom of the file:LABEL WIA_WDS\WinPE_x64\
menu label ^ 1) WinPE 3.0, AMD64
menu default
kernel pxechain.cbt
append ::WIA_WDS\WinPE_x64\pxeboot.n1210. Start, close and restart serva exe file. The laptop (connected to the working computer via ethernet) should boot into a menu with WinPE as an option. Select it and press Enter. WinPE 64 should boot up and a command prompt should be active. 11. Put the BIOS Updates for your laptop in a pendrive root folder. 12. Connect the pendrive to the Laptop and goto the pendrive root directory. Probably E: (Try typing "E:" and press enter). Type the name of the BIOS Update exe file and press enter. If the BIOS update is successful, the laptop should work again normally. If some error is given, try another BIOS Update exe. This should restore access to F2 and F12 and the laptop should boot normally.











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A: Lenovo G580 cannot access BIOS after installing Ub...

Update: Even in the newest BIOS Update 62cn97ww (for Lenovo G580), Ubuntu causes the same problem. I came across a solution on the internet, that works without having to update the BIOS if Ubuntu can be accessed. To fix it, boot into Ubuntu (should be installed on the system), start Terminal and type in the following commands:sudo grub-install
sudo efibootmgr -b 0 -BReboot and F2 should work. BIOS should be accessible through F12>Tab>Setup also. Ubuntu will boot no more but can probably be fixed.

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Hello I have problem with bios update i have Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Installed yesterday) and i cant update bios because TDK error 255, i try run program on W7 64bit, W8 64bit and W10 Pro 64bit, but program doesnt run properly, so do you have any tips ? I was trying to run in Diagnostic mode, Safe boot etc..., but nothing happens.Another solution is Flash bios, but i am not Proffesional in bios, so i am worrying about crash my laptop, if i do it wrong my laptop will doesnt run, so i if you have any good guide how to do it right please help me.Thank for comment. Picture of error: http://imgur.com/AMZcV85 Specs from CPU-Z:CPU: http://imgur.com/a/3O3unMainboard: http://imgur.com/a/0I4m8 

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hi, i just updated my windows 7 to windows 10. should i update my bios?i see no update for windows 10, the latest is only for windows 8.1.this is the current bios i am usingSMBIOSBIOSVersion5ECN39WW(V3.05)thanks

A:lenovo g580 20150 latest bios.

My rule of thumb with BIOS updates is "if it is not broke, do not try to fix it" because there is always an inherent risk that a BIOS update can fail, and if so, leave  the system bricked (dead) requirnig a new motherboard, and there does not appear to be anything in the latest updates readme.txt other than specific fixes for Windows 8.1... So I would hold off. Summary of changes
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General Information:
Fixed:
1. Modified small number keys (such as the key U, I, O°≠) matrix for win8. Cheers, 

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Please assist as I did the following steps to access the BIOS, it hangs:1. Shut down the computer2. Press the "Recovery Button" NOT THE POWER BUTTON (A small round button with curve arrow sign which is located on the left side of the Power Button just next to the dust removal opening on the left side of the laptop)3. Selected the BIOS Setup and nothing happens. I cannot even choose the boot option. If I put a pendrive with ubuntu, It picks it up, but not the Windows pendrive.My original HDD has bad sectors and cannot clone it. Any Ideas on how to help me?

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Hi

I got a new Lenovo G580 laptop which did not come with any pre-installed OS. I installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode (I had not disabled UEFI/Secure Boot). Later I installed Windows 7. During installation it asked me to format the entire format as it did not recognize the GPT partition. Accordingly without thinking twice I erased the entire HDD and installed Windows 7. Now I am unable to enter into BIOS

Things I have tried:
Tried with F2, F1 and Delete keys while booting
Tried removing the battery and booting while pressing the above keys individually
Tried removing the battery and adapter, held the power button for 1 minute
Tried removing the battery and held the power button for 1 minute while the adapter was plugged in
Tried pressing F12 and going to the APP MENU but I can only see "Diagnostic Splash" Nothing else and in that diagnostic splash screen I see that the System BIOS is "shadowed"
How can i gain access to BIOS so I can disable UEFI and install Win 7 and Ubuntu side by side
 

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Hi, I have lenovo G580 20157 laptop with windows 8 pro, i found a bios update 62cn97ww on support site but when i restarted my laptop and run the 62cn97ww update it just hangs and does not respond. kept ideal for long time to restart but no response. Any help on this?

A:Lenovo G580 20157 bios 62cn97ww update problem

hi adarsh_savant,
 
I think you may have concern in this thread,
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/G580-Bios-update-problem/m-p/1199186/highlight...
 
Here the suggested solution from neokenchi that helped.
 
1. Boot into the BIOS by repeatedly tapping F2 on startup
 
2. In the BIOS, navigate to the Boot Tab and set UEFI to Disabled or Legacy then press F10 to save and exit. When
the computer reboots, check if you still get the errors and/or if you're able to boot into Windows.
 
3. If same problem, leave the changes that you made on Step 2 and attempt to re-install Windows via a Windows 8 recovery drive or OneKey Recovery button (note that this will wipe the computer to factory settings)
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!



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I noticed that new drivers were released for G580. The drivers (Lenovo Enegry Management Driver) canot install because when the installer starts up, it immediatelly closes. Do I have an issue somewhere? Windows 10 (1511, Build 10568.17)Lenovo G580 (20157)

A:Lenovo G580 Windows 10 ACPI Driver not installing?

hi acemod13,
 
I looked at the Lenovo Energy Management driver for Windows 10 and upon observing the installer behavior, it extract the ACPI driver files (58KB) to C:\ProgramData\Lenovo\ACPIDriver (this may explain why the installer closes right after extracting).
 
If you're seing an Unknown Device in the Device Manager with an ACPI hardware ID (see image below) then try to update the driver manually and point it to the C:\ProgramData\Lenovo\ACPIDriver folder
 - Sample image
 
If you're unable to see the driver files, I've uploaded them here.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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My g580 ran out of battery while using it, and now it gets stuck on the lenovo logo. I tried a different hard drive which changed nothing, I've tested both hard drives on a different computer and they both work. However when I boot the laptop with no harddrive it will get past the logo go to a screen saying something about an unplugged cable then reset and get stuck on a blank screen.   If I plug in my windows recovery usb drive( and no harddrive) the the machine will boot normally and go to the windows installation screen. So any ideas on why a working harddrive would stop the system from booting? Also I've tried the whole taking out the battery unplugging it holding down the power key and then plugging it back in thing, did nothing. 

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HiI have Lenovo G580(59337073) with Celeron B820.is it possible to upgrade the CPU to Intel core i3(i5) 3rd generation(Ivy Bridge)? thx 

A:Lenovo G580 CPU upgrade

Hi
 
Welcome to the community.
 
Please find below the supported Processor of your system, you can use any one of them.
 
3rd generation Intel Core i5-3210M 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2370M Intel Celeron B820 (1.60GHz, 2MB) 
 
Regards,
Sameer



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I have a g580 with win 10 and ubuntu14. Problem started a day ago, i am unable to turn on the wifi in windows. The option is not even highlighted. Diagnostics told me that wireless connections are turned of so i tried FN +F5 but still no change . Drivers are uptodate. Everything is working fine on linux. Any solution.

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Can i put this "Ultrabay Graphics Card GT750M or GT755M" in my g580 lenovo?

A:Lenovo g580 question

Hi Shadowraze , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Ultrabay swappable drive bay in the ThinkPad range of laptop computers and some of IdeaPad Y Series laptops. Graphics cards would not be recognized by the BIOS unlike y410p/y510p . 
 
Regards
 
 

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Hello, I have an Lenovo G580 Celeron Dual core 1,8 Ghz, 2Gb DDR3, the pocessor is B830 I think.My question is what kind of processor should I upgrade from i3 series or i5 series?I have a list with a lot of models with socket G2 but I'm not sure if all are suitable.This is the list: http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/Intel/Mobile_Celeron_Dual-Core/B830.html Can anybody help me? Thanks,

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Hello, iīve bought G580 2 years ago, but now is this type little low-end, so i need upgrade RAM and CPU for better, but i dont know which can i put in, my parameters from AIDA64:CPU: http://imgur.com/a/d5qiNCPUID:http://imgur.com/a/6cKA2MOTHERBOARD:http://imgur.com/a/L8dQLBIOS:http://imgur.com/a/WcaPQ North Bridge:CHIPSET1:http://imgur.com/a/eubRPCHIPSET2:http://imgur.com/a/aiEsk South Bridge: CHIPSET:http://imgur.com/a/CewhQ SPD:http://imgur.com/a/WT8fP If you need more i will send, just write me what.

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Can i put this "Ultrabay Graphics Card GT750M or GT755M" in my g580 lenovo?

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I had G580 with Win10 updated from Win8. After disk replace to Samsung EVO 850 computer do not boot. Only LCD was turn on and it has silver color (background light only). When I put on it stock disk everythink run ok, but I can not access bios. Then I was remove BIOS battery to check if it will possible to access BIOS. From that moment is G580 black-screen, does not boot with stock HDD, do not install WIN10 from recovery DVD, restore button does not work, battery remove and turning on for resset does not working.. Nothig. Laptop turn ON but screen is black. Never happend this before with any laptop. I google and try almost every hint.

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Hello guys, i just bought a lenovo g580, and i am not happy with the fps I am getting. I want to play Counter Strike Global offensive.I want to ask what parts can i change on my laptop so i can get a bit better fps?So my parts are: i7 2620m witch is dual core with 4 threads on 2.7 ghz turbo boostIt also has 1x2gb ram and 1x4gb ram.Video is GForce 630m and 1 tb hard drive.CPU Socket is 988B rPGAI know I can upgrade ram and get an SSD . But can I change the processor and the video card? And also is it worth getting anymore than the 6 gb of RAM.Thank you. 

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Hello.

I have a Lenovo G580 with Windows 8. I have a weird problem with audio. If the default audio is set as internal speakers and I plug in my headphones the sound just keeps coming from the internal speakers. But if I set the headphones as default, I can switch between the speakers and headphones as I want and there is no problem if only I play music from my computer.

If I try to play something from my browser, however, the sound only comes from the internal speakers and connecting the headphones does nothing. Except (and this is where it gets weird) if I play something from my computer first using the headphones. Then I can play anything from the browser and hear it through the headphones as long as I don't plug them out. If I plug them out, the sound switches back to the internal speakers and trying to plug in the headphones again doesn't do anything. So I have to play something from my computer again with the headphones plugged in and then switch to my browser to again play everything through my headphones.

What's wrong with it? Any way to make it work as it should work?

A:Lenovo G580 audio problem

Hi lenny111, first question would be what make of audio chip and have you downloaded the latest 8.1 drivers?

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The error: Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 (build 083)Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.1.0.9(08/12/11) Check cable connection..!PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. Can anybody help me with this?

A:Lenovo G580 PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.

Hi and welcome to the communityIf any removable disk such as flash pen drive is inserted, then please remove it. Then try the procedure below.If you are trying to boot from the hard disk, Then please press F12 at lenovo screen after pressing power on and select the hard disk as the temporary boot device. This is temporary. For permanent go to bios setup utility by pressing F2 or F1 and place hdd in the first place




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While charging my lenovo g580, for first couple of minutes it gets charged but after that it stars to toggle bw charging and not charging msg continuously.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MmYNPzxg0xoAbove link shows the problem

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Hi  Please tell me the maximum Size supported by Lenovo  G580 20150?. Thanks .

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Hi I've lost my antivirus on my laptop, any suggestions on what should I do?

A:lost protection on my G580 Lenovo

What do you mean by "lost" exactly? Did your license expire?

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Recently bought a new Lenovo G580 to replace my old decrepit Toshiba. It worked fine for a couple of days, but suddenly started BSOD-ing as I began to use the laptop more and more.

I have noticed it is more susceptible to BSOD-ing when I am running Bit Torrent. Although it seems to wait until it strikes, luring me into a false sense of security and then crippling me.

I ran BlueScreenView, as I have seen many people mention it on various forums, including this one, and the such and it gave me these results. Sorry if this is not the accepted way of throwing out these results, but I am unsure what I am doing.

093012-22042-01.dmp
30/09/2012 13:57:08
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
0x000000d1
00000000`00000028
00000000`00000002
00000000`00000000
fffff880`019ad6fd
NETIO.SYS
NETIO.SYS+106fd
x64
ntoskrnl.exe+7f1c0 C:\Windows\Minidump\093012-22042-01.dmp
2 15
7601
280,808

I have put it on here in its entirety but I dont really know what this is either. Download Dump file.txt from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way

Posted on Reddit as well, but I have yet to receive any help there. :( Laptop keeps BSOD-ing. Think it may be torrent related. : techsupport

Pretty brain dead computer wise, so sorry if this is unreadable/invokes facepalms all round.

Any advice or help would be very much appreciated as I have no idea what I am doing. If all else fails I suppose I can send it back.

Thanks in advance.

A:Lenovo G580 repeated BSOD-ing

Hello,

Take a look at the following link and perform the requested steps.

This will give us more information to help diagnose your issue.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Hi,
I would like to know if my laptop is compatible with Windows Vista SP1 x64.I tried to install it,but when i rebooted the first time,it gave me a blue screen.I can't even boot into Safe Mode,or Last Known Good Configuration.I know Vista SP1 is compatible with UEFI,right?

A:Lenovo G580 20150 compatibility

Do not worry about compatibility. You must meet the minimum requirements.
What is windows vista?
Scroll a bit down the page
Then click on Vista Premium
https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki...s_in_UEFI-mode

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Hi, A small amount of water was spilt over the keyboard. It was promptly soaked up and computer worked fine for two hours. Some of the keys are no longer working (space, b, n and arrows). The computer is working fine and external keyboard is fine.Any ideas of how to get them working again? They have been removed and all looks dry. Thanks

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 ?  ?  ? My Lenovo G580 says "Lenovo" and didnt want to startup. I had try really many tutorials, i ude this pc for my school and i really need it to works please help me guys???? 

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Hi
I have a Lenovo g580 with windows 7 home premium 64 bit, whenever it goes to sleep, in whatever way, I get a black screen telling me that windows did not shutdown successfully.
I have completed a system restore to factory settings and downloaded and installed all updates. I have also run all Lenovo diagnostics to no avail.
I have changed the settings in power options, the bios has no power option.
I would appreciate any help
Many thanks

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Hey, I'm currently using a G580 Lenovo laptop.One day I played my laptop and supricely it just turned off, so I turned it on again and once I typed my password to access the PC it turned off again, so I got the battery out the PC and waited five minutes, after I got the battery back I pressed the power button and nothing happened, no lights, no noice, nothing, just not turning on. I tried to find my problem on the internet and I found a youtube video how to fix that: get your battery off with your charger, press the power button 1 minute, get back the charger into the pc and press the power button and ta-dam! It's working. Well no, I did everything and it didn't solve my problem. Any ideas?

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I purchased a new lenovo G580 laptop last month(i5 -3210m and Windows 7 x64 home premium) and have had around 6-8 crashes.Havent installed any new software except Skype. The crashes initially mentioned only 'damageguardx64.sys' of Lenovo. However I am unable to find any fix for it. Can you pls help.

A:New Lenovo G580 BSOD error

Welcome aboard.

► First of all, uninstall McAfee. That's bad.

Code:
fffff880`09dbd268 fffff880`0106c97cUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\mfehidk.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mfehidk.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mfehidk.sys
mfehidk+0x6c97c
It is McAfee Host Intrusion Detection Link Driver. Use Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows.

► A lot of Lenovo Bloatware are there, causing problems.
Damage Guard: Causing some damages here

Code:
BugCheck 19, {22, 0, 0, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\DamageGuardX64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for DamageGuardX64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for DamageGuardX64.sys
Probably caused by : DamageGuardX64.sys ( DamageGuardX64+32b4a )

Followup: MachineOwner
Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer driver now:

Code:
fffff880`09dbd888 fffff880`0183d30fUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\fbfmon.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for fbfmon.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for fbfmon.sys
fbfmon+0x330f
Get rid of all those things. Follow the guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/219576-clean-up-factory-bloatware.html

► Free up the startup.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. I... Read more

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Hi.I have a G580 laptop, and its gets my gray hair :-) The keyboard is working very strange, the number keys dont work 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-0, the numlock is not working eighter, i have to enable capslock the write smalle letters, i cant log into windows because my password is with numbers, i have tried to clean my laptop twice, every time it come up with a windows default account wich i don know the password for, i cant boot up in safe mode because i dont have the right paasword. As you can see i am pretty stocked her.. Please Help....

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Hello every one today i was working normaly with my laptop g580 and the laptop turned off like when you unpluging the charger. I try to turn it with the charger/battery/both without any luck. No sign or light work . I make some solution like hard resset, pressing the button for 30s .... without any luck. Any sugesstion to fixing it even opening the laptop?

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I own a lenovo g580 20157 model laptop. I am facing issues like its heating up a lot while playing games.i started facing all this problems after i updated the bios to 62cn40ww. Now i face fps drops. the games i used to play on my laptop with old bios, now started lagging. I also can't find the old bios file on support page. kindly advice.

A:Lenovo G580 20157 Performance.

Hi Puneet,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing.
 
Firstly, Check BIOS? Sometimes a BIOS has fan speed controls.
 
This is normal as the game is running and full GPU is utilized, if the temp increases more than normal.  I suggest you to use the Laptop by placing it on a flat surface for good ventilation.
 
Please go through the below link to understand about Safe Temperature range for CPU?
 

Click Here
Click Here

 
You can refer the below thread for BIOS downgrade
 
Click here
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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Hi
I have a Lenovo g580 with windows 7 home premium 64 bit, whenever it goes to sleep, in whatever way, I get a black screen telling me that windows did not shutdown successfully.

I have completed a system restore to factory settings and downloaded and installed all updates. I have also run all Lenovo diagnostics to no avail.

I have changed the settings in power options, the bios has no power option.

I would appreciate any help

Many thanks
 

A:Lenovo G580 Sleep Problem

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HelloI have a Lenovo G580 laptop with windows 7.I used it for about 2 years and 1 month ago my laptop diesthe laptop does not work and does not have any sign of electric. it does not work with the AC adaptor or with the battery, so the issue was in the motherboard, i bought a new motherboard and replaced the old one with the new (used), then the laptop back to  life againbut the problem is the laptop does not function with the battery, when I plugging the AC adaptor the charging lamp Lighting up and when I run the windows the battery indicator show (92% in charge) for hours and when i unplug the ac adaptor computer shuts down instantly.Please advise .Thank you !

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Hi,
My daughters laptop has me baffled. It started with a blank screen issue, which I solved with a system restore. (theres was nothing of importance on the hard drive) I did try taking the battery out and after replacing holding the start button for 30 seconds first.
All appeared fine untill I shut it down. There was a massive 186 windows updates to do, which was expected after rolling back so far...
The issue now is a I get this message on the screen "failure to configure updates, reverting changes. do not turn off you computer. I get stuck with this screen with no change, I even left it over night.
I haven't managed to find the safe boot option with this Win 8 machine, I tried the F8 key on start up but no joy.
Has anyone solved this problem before?
Thanks in advance
Marty

A:Lenovo G580 Win 8 laptop update issues

Did you revert back from windows 10?

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Model: 20157/2689Lenovo G580Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14No wifi card detected in device manager and intel proset gives error driver not installed.?

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Hi Team, I just bought Lenovo G580 laptop on 26 April 2013. It worked for few days well, but yesternight it suddenly trip to white screen. I made on/off several times, in/out the batteries but the white screen remains same after turn on the laptop. When i turn it on the screen goes white and it reamins constant.... Anybody have idea what problem it relates too ? What to do ? Please help guyz ?












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A:Lenovo G580 screen goes white display

hi sameerjha28,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
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You can try doing this:
-Turn off the computer.
-Unplug AC Adapter and remove the battery.
- Hold the Power button Down for at least 10-15 seconds, Then try reconnecting the AC adapter only and leave the battery out, turn it ON and see if it will make any difference.
- If it powered on Try it with the battery and check if it would still turn on properly.
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If the above steps did not work Try an external monitor and check if it works there.
 
I would suggest Contact Lenovo Technical Support for service if the steps above did not help.
 
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Hope this helps,




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i have worked with this laptop for over two and half years without any difficulties but now for over 5 months, when it shuts down or restarts, it powers up the system with power lights on but shows black screen. when i try to open it, the hard disk is always hot but still nothing. when i remove the CMOS battery and put it back, it takes like 5 minutes and it displays. i dont i understand the sickness need your help thank you.

A:Lenovo G580 laptop powersup the system but does no...

You need a tech to assess it. Impossible to troubleshoot without doing tests and observing.Eg. Fan - starts up, continues after boot up runningPower adapter voltage etc or other power issues. Air flow and likely more.




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Hi there all, Recently I got a Lenovo G580 (2189).Because I need WiDi (wireless display) options I bought a Intel Centrino Advanced-N6230 wireless card. After installing this hardware an error showed up at the startup: error 1802 ... unauthorized etc etc. I did not know about Lenovo - Bios and whitelisting hardware. Anyway this simple question remains. Which Intel Wirelesscard can I use with this laptop in order to work properly.Cause I don't want to hack the bios Cheers,Marlon

A:Lenovo G580 replacing wirelesscard not succesful -...

Hello and welcome,
 
I'm more familiar with ThinkPads, so please double-check anything you read in this post...
 
The problem with the white list is that a wireless card has to have a Lenovo FRU number.  It isn't sufficient to be an Intel XYZ board, it has to be an XYZ with the firmware ( the PCI subsystem ID) modified for Lenovo.  Reputable vendors will list the FRU if the board will play nice with the white list.
 
Take a look at the hardware maintenance manual for the G580, page 102l.  It lists an Intel 6150NX with an FRU # of 20002543.
 
Lenovo G480, G485, G580, G585, G780 Hardware Maintenance Manual (English)
 
As I said, this isn't my field of expertise (if there is one...) but maybe this will at least get you started.
 
Z.
 
 

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i have worked with this laptop for over two and half years without any difficulties but now for over 5 months, when it shuts down or restarts, it powers up the system with power lights on but shows black screen. when i try to open it, the hard disk is always hot but still nothing. when i remove the CMOS battery and put it back, it takes like 5 minutes and it displays. i dont i understand the sickness need your help thank you.

A:Lenovo G580 laptop powersup the system but does no...

You need a tech to assess it. Impossible to troubleshoot without doing tests and observing.Eg. Fan - starts up, continues after boot up runningPower adapter voltage etc or other power issues. Air flow and likely more.




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Hi all,is there a way to order new original sticker for Lenovo G580 (like this one on picture)?I have new, very good G580 laptop (model 20150) and I am very satisfied. I replaced the CPU and put the new i7 3610QM in it, 8GB of RAM and SSD. The only thing that tore and which bothers me is sticker. xDIf anyone from Lenovo can help me with this, I would be grateful.  

A:Lenovo G580 - where to order original sticker?

Hi Wind,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
It really feels something amazing when people are concerned about stickers more than issue. I can honestly say that i haven't tried it. However if you asked me to guess I would suggest you to contact the nearest service center for futher assistance.
 
Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on.
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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Hi All,
I am facing problem please help me out. Actually I forgot my Administrator password and I was using my system using Guest Account. But unfortunately today when I turn on my laptop to try recover the password, display turned into Blank and I hardly can see folders, Icon etc. I tried some with my own but does work thats why I need some expert advise. I have tried the following but didn't work

1. Reboot the system.
2. Opened in safe mode.
3. remove the battery and adapter after some time reboot. etc.

My laptop's configuration is given below :
Lenovo G580,Ci5 3RD/4GB/500GB/Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.

Please let me know If you required any specific information.

Thanks in Advance
Shubh

A:Lenovo G580/i5/4GB blank screen on bootup

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Hello. Can someone help me please. My lenovo G580 laptop is stuck on the lenovo splash screen and I do not know how to fix it.

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Just started happening this week.   It's stuck at the boot screen "lenovo".   I tried many different methods like removing battery, holding power button to reset, etc.  The *only* way to get it to boot is the remove memory card, and put it back.  Then it will boot up fine.     It might then boot fine for the rest of the day.  But then the next day (or after being shutdown for a while), it happens again so i have to remove memory card, put it back, etc.  What could be the problem here ?  I tried both memory slots.  So i don't think it's particular to one slot.  

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Im not native english speaker, sry if u cant understand some parts. Ill try my best to make my message clear so eventual will come easier.

This problem occurs for quite some time, its rather calm since few weeks when I downloaded shitload of new drivers and some other lenovo stuff but might be just coincedence. Since this issue doesnt want to go away itself I have to do something about it. I can send it to Lenovo for free service anymore so Id like to ask some experts if theres something I can do to fix this issue.

Some info:
- occurs usually while typing or other stuff, but few times my laptop literally went nuts and flashed black screens few times a sec, no matter if i touched it or not

- its not overheating, i bought cooling pad and it didnt help much

- can happen just after turning laptop on and not happen during 10h+ session

Thank you in advance.

A:Screen randomly flashing black on Lenovo G580

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I bought my Lenovo G580 more than 3 years ago, and it came with Windows 8.
For a certain reason, my coworker installed on it windows 7.
I tried to restore it to the original image by using the Novo OneKey Rescue button next to the power button... but unfortunately it didn't work... when i press the Novo button, four (4) choices appear on the screen:
- Normal Setup
- BIOS Setup
- Boot Menu
- System Recovery
When i press "System Recovery", windows 7 starts normally without recovering anything...
Is there any way to restore my Laptop to the original factory software???
Thank you in advance...
 
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A:G580 - Lenovo OneKey Rescue button is not working ...

Your One Key Recovery (OKR) button is working, but most likely the recovery partition that contained the necessary files was removed or destroyed during the install of Windows 7.You have a couple of options:1. Contact Lenovo Support by phone, ask if the recovery DVD's are still available and purchase them, it is a reasonable price...2. Purchase the retail DVD of Windows (7, 8.1 or 10) and perform a fresh install.3. Pick a Linux version you like - download and burn to DVD, then install from media.I personally use Windows 10 Pro and Linux Mint (Dual Boot) on my G580 with no hardware issues in either OS... Really like some of the applications that Linux has, and the fact that it is completely free to use.Good luck.CB

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Hello All,
 
My Lenovo Laptop, Lenovo G580 Model 2189, was upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Up until then I had been using Lenovo Solutions Center (LSC) and the Backup utility within it.
 
Now post the upgrade the Backup option has disappeared from the LSC. I am running LSC Version 2.8. 
 
I upgraded to LSC 3.x after reading somewhere that I should do this if I have upgradred to Windows 10. Then the only option I got was the periodic hardware scan for problems. So I downgraded again to LSC 2.8.
 
Will LSC Backup work under Windows 10 ?
Is there a Windows 10 version of LSC I can download that does have the backup option ?
 
Thanks All
John.
 
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A:G580 - LSC Lenovo Solutions Center - Missing Backu...

Yes I have upgraded to LSC 3.3.002 and File Backup Utility has disappeared.

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hello
my problem is very confusing
every time i plug in a usb for android device it says it's not recognized by windows however the mobile or the tablet are charging via the USB but i cannot access the memory card
i tried installing intel USB driver , ADB driver but still no response
i use windows 8.1 last update was 3 days ago

A:android devices aren't recognized by my lenovo G580

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hello
my problem is very confusing
every time i plug in a usb for android device it says it's not recognized by windows however the mobile or the tablet are charging via the USB but i cannot access the memory card
i tried installing intel USB driver , ADB driver but still no response
i use windows 8.1 last update was 3 days ago



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Hi,   I had upgraded my Lenovo G580 to windows 10. Everything working fine except dolby audio and touchpad scroll. Volume is too low when it is 100 and also touch pad scroll is not working. In previous version i have problem in wifi now it is working fine in windows 10. Kindly update the audio and touchpad drivers for windows 10 or give any suggestion to fix this problems.

A:Lenovo G580 windows 10 dolby driver and touch pad ...

Dear kathir26,
 
Thank You For Contacting Lenovo.
 
Kindly be informed that the Windows 10 Drivers For your machine model G580 arent released yet so you can follow up on our Website to find the driver needed once they are available.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g580-no...
 
 



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My Lenovo g580 webcam is not opening as in device manager its showing yellow Exclamation on driver which says that: Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)Please help as i had many things but its not helping.Do suggest.

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Hey All,
I have a LENOVO G580 2689 Laptop. It has:

Intel Core i3 2.40GHz (i3-3110M)
DDR3 (4GB)
No hard drive
Windows 8 sticker.
I would like to install a 1TG Hard drive. Which hard drive is compatiable with this laptop? Also it has a Windows 8 sticker underneath the laptop but the Windows 8 serial key is not present. Where can I find the licence key for this machine? Are they stored in the BIOS/motherboard?
 
Thank you in advance! :-)

A:Which hard drive to install on a LENOVO G580 2689 Laptop?

Try this for the HDD: http://www.amazon.com/Laptop-Hard-Drive-Lenovo-G580/dp/B00M4OGZQI. As for the windows 8 serial key, I don't know. My lenovo Y410p doesn't have the serial key on it, but I had no problems installing windows 8.1.

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A:Lenovo y50 wont boot. Can't access bios, blank scr...

Hi nikar15 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would you have the machine number? Check on the machine number from the sticker or check it from here ,just keep your serial number confidential.
Was it previously on Win8.1 ? Did you manage to create a recovery media ?
 
It would have to power drain the machine by removing the charger , battery and harddrive and to press and hold down the power for 12 seconds. 
 
Without the harddrive and battery , try going to the BIOS by FN + F2 or use the Novo button to start. If you manage to get the BIOS set up screen , go to the Exit Tab and load optimal defaults and save and exit. Turn off and put back the battery and harddrive and check.
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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Ok so i have 2 months lenovo ideapad z580 laptop..i am unable to access UEFI BIOS menu and boot menu anymore these were the steps i tried with my laptop
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2)tried pressing/hitting F1,F2,F12,DEL keys
3)i have also used lenovo one key recovery button there it showed "bios setup" when i selected it and hit enter it is just doing normal windows 8 boot still i can't access uefi bios
4)tried updating BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model
5)tried resetting Laptop by removing battery and ac adapter and pressing and holding power button for 30 seconds but still no use i can't access BIOS yet
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7)i even have tried holding down Shift key, letter B when starting up the laptop but still didn't work
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A:can't access UEFI BIOS and BOOT menu on my lenovo z580

I own a Lenovo G700, and I have heard that Shift + F2 will get you into the BIOS. It might work if all else fails. You can also call Lenovo support or search around a bit more. But in my case I have to use the hardware OneKey Recovery button to access it.

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Hello all, this is my first post here so apologies if it is in the wrong category.

I have been trying to repair a laptop for my friend that cannot boot up to windows. It is constantly going to Startup repair and whenever I try repairing windows with USB it always fails.

Now I am trying to access the bios to change the boot device to the USB drive so I can do a fresh install of windows.
Here's my issue, the laptop will always go into the startup repair mode without giving me the option to enter the bios.

Will removing the cmos battery resolve this? ( I want to avid this option as it means opening the laptop, since it is not my laptop. I may find it difficult even locating the cmos battery)

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The laptop is running windows 8.1 x64

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Hi, My touchpad scrolling was not working . So i installed given driver for touchpad on the lenovo site which was Synaptics,Elan . But when i am installing this there is an error poping up -"driver is not compatible". So, please provide solution if you have one.

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Hello,

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Since this is a pre-built system from Gateway, I am not sure how much you can do for it. Here are the specs for the board: aahd3-vc mainboard specs

What you would be talking about is called Hybrid crossfire using the onboard chip and the dedicated graphics card. this can only be done with certain setups. Most likely, this mobo since it is a generic OEM board, it won't be able to set up.

GPU-8: ATICrossFire





Quote:

Hybrid ATI CrossFire™ Platform(Onboard GPU + 1 discrete GPU) Requirements:The requirements of a ATI Hybrid CrossFire system are:ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 Series, ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series or ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3400 Series graphics processorATI Radeon™ HD 2400 supports only ATI Hybrid CrossFireX™ technology and ATI SurroundView™ technology.

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Hello. I have a Lenovo G580 Notebook with Windows 10 installed. The issue is that the Windows hotkeys, that is Windows key and other letter combinations, aren't working. For example, normally, if I press Windows key + I, then the Settings app should open up or if I press Windows key + R, then Run should open up. But the Start screen opens up instead in all such cases.

This is happening since I have updated the Synaptics touchpad driver via Windows Update. If I uninstall the driver, then the hotkeys start working again. But as soon as I install the driver, they stop working. This was not happening with Windows 10 before, even when the Synaptics driver was installed. It has suddenly started happening couple of months ago. Also I cannot completely uninstall the Synaptics driver because my laptop came with it itself nor can I stop the driver from updating as it is an important driver and it needs to be updated to be compatible with Windows 10.

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A:Windows hotkeys not working on Lenovo G580 Notebook (Windows 10).

If you PM me your email address I will send you a link to the Synaptics driver that works for me. Then you will have to use the HideUpdate hotfix to keep Windows update from changing it.

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Hello everyone! I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn`t find any kind of solution for my problem.Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system, which also previously was Windows 7 Ultimate (x64). The installation went as usual, and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site, for my product. When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i`ve needed, i stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop, by the producer. So i proceeded to install the upgrade, restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so, but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual. At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing, things that i did not understand at the time (i have never encountered anything like that). After that my screen turned black. I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that, but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter. When trying to boot it all up again, the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else.After doing a little bit of research it appears that, somehowm i`ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something, and nothing else would work at this point. I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back, trye... Read more

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Hi,My Lenovo laptop K2450 wont boot up and always in blackscreen (no boot, no bios, no lenovo logo or anything just blackscreen) when im turn on the power, this happen after im changing some config in BIOS (but tottally forgot what changed). Everything work fine except fan is off after 3 second. Already tried to reset BIOS but nothing happen, then my technician say that my BIOS is corrupt and i need back up for that. Anyone here got BIOS backup for Lenovo K2450? thanks for help.

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Hi. My Laptop is a Lenovo 3000 N200 and the OS is MS Vista

Problem: It won't boot up beyond the initial window with the Lenovo and intel logos.

Tried 1: Going to BIOS using Lenovo Care Button. But in the next window the following message was given:

IEL10 BIOS Version 68ET31WW (V2.03)
CPU = Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz
1024M System Ram Passed
1024 KB L2 Cache
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
ATAPI CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM CMA-4082N
Fixed Disk 0: HITACHI HTS542512K9SA00
Mouse initialized

Tried 2: Going to Setup : Loading Setup Defaults then hitting F10.
Result: It goes back to the initial boot up window.

Please help Einstein!!!

Thanks
 

A:Lenovo 3000 N200 : System BIOS shadowed / Video BIOS shadowed

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1003170-lenovo-3000-n200-system-bios.html

eddie
 

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Hi. My Laptop is a Lenovo 3000 N200 and the OS is MS Vista

Problem: It won't boot up beyond the initial window with the Lenovo and intel logos.

Tried 1: Going to BIOS using Lenovo Care Button. But in the next window the following message was given:

IEL10 BIOS Version 68ET31WW (V2.03)
CPU = Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU 540 @ 1.86GHz
1024M System Ram Passed
1024 KB L2 Cache
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
ATAPI CD-ROM: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM CMA-4082N
Fixed Disk 0: HITACHI HTS542512K9SA00
Mouse initialized

Tried 2: Going to Setup : Loading Setup Defaults then hitting F10.
Result: It goes back to the initial boot up window.

Please help Einstein?

Thanks
 

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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

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

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance
 

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Good evening!
A week ago I reinstalled Windows 7 in EFI mode on my laptop, and now I've got this problem: whenever I turn on my computer after a shutdown, the BIOS says "System Resuming" instead of "Press F2 to enter settings". This makes impossible for me to access BIOS settings. Previously, my BIOS used to say "System Resuming" only after a hibernation. The weird fact is that - as far as I remember - this thing started happening only after a few days.
Can you help me?
Thanks in advance :-)

A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

See if entering the command manually makes a difference in how it starts up

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Hi everyone, I tried getting to the advanced Bios setup under Bios menu but couldnt find it. The Bios version of my Pc is insyde F.1B. please what can i do ?

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried rebooting...no change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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I downloaded the new lenovo y50 bios version: 9ECN43WW released 10/22/2015.  However, whenever I turn the laptop on, it makes the fan whir up really loudly for a few seconds and then goes into the windows login screen.The same thing happens when I turn it off: the fans accelerate and spin loudly for a few seconds then shuts down. Is there a way to prevent this from happening or to revert to an older bios version? There is only the 9ECN43WW bios in my C:/ bios folder. Thanks in advanced.

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Hello:

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

Any help is appreciated.

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

Is it asking for a password or something?

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Whenever I restart/shutdown the laptop, it boots to BIOS and I have to exit discarding changes to boot to Windows. I have tried just about everything to fix this. I've updated to BIOS, changed every setting in the BIOS, peformed a clean Windows install, everything. The only thing that has made any difference is when I unplug the laptop and hold down the power button for ~30 seconds. It will boot straight to Windows for 1 or 2 restarts, then goes back to booting to the BIOS. I've been a sysad for over 10 years and haven't seen anything like this happening with no errors or anything. I'm open to any ideas that others may have. Thanks!

A:Lenovo Y40-80 Boots to BIOS

I'm havin an issue's with my Y40-80, it wont even go in to the bios with the bios button, goes to a black screen with a cursor and just sits there, sometimes you can hit a button and it will restart, and when i let it boot in to windows 10, you know the little load screen you get it you were to install windows, or the old windows loggin shows the little bar loading at the bottom well it does that every time it goes in to windows, i'd like to fix this, how do i fix it, i've thought about flashing the bios to fix it but mines up to date so i can't fix it that way, and i can't member how to downgrade a bios, nor do i have a older virsion of the bios either so im stuck please someone help 

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I am having problems with saving BIOS settings on my Lenovo Y50-70 touch. I am trying to use virtual box so I need the intel virtualization setting turned on. One day my computer crashed and the BIOS reset itself to default settings and since then I can't change any settings. Now my computer frequently freezes up and it will no longer keep accurate time. I believe there is a problem with the CMOS battery but Lenovo support thinks otherwise. Support claims that there is a software problem with Windows.  Does any one have any experience with this?

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I have a Lenovo Y50 w 16gib of ram.  I leagally upgraded to Win 10.I had centos linux installed and I removed it with a live linux  usb. I installed Debian in it's place and wrote to the grub file.  I possible wrote to the wrong location. Anyway how to I remove items from the BIOS efi menu?   Reset the bios? How can I edit the efi grub menu?bios?     

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hi

changed the hard drive from normal hdd to ssd on this lenovo
now a menu pops up asking for boot device but just flickers when i select dvd or usb
and i cant get into the bios via f1 or f2 or delete

i just give up with these new bios...they make me mad!!!
 

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This laptop has had Windows 7 O/S installed, but when trying to turn on Bitlocker, it says the BIOS is not supported by the TPM. This needs to be encrypted, and have looked for an update to the BIOS to no avail.    It's a bit poor if there isn't a solution to this. Can anyone help?

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Ho aggiornato il bios della mia Lenovo C540, ma dopo che il PC non puÚ essere avviato, nemmeno entrare nel BIOS! Ť possibile risolvere il problema? 

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I have last 3-4 months problem with booting. After pressing power on first time laptop begin boot, but  i dont get booting indicator . Only write lenovo and laptop power of. And i press power on again and now i see to write lenovo and loading indicator and then go to booting windows. Do someone know why first time can't laptop power on.....

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bought this recently, and must say that i am pretty pissed. i did installation of windows 7 on it and it worked fine for some 10 days till it got BSOD cause of bad system info and couldnt even load into windows. only solution was to reinstall. i did fresh install and i got BSOD with fresh install after only few days. checked internet for solution and saw that you could select windows 7 os in bios for optimized settings that should prevent BSOD. but no option for windows 7 in bios. only for win 8 and other OS. i thought ok, i will just download latest bios and flash it. but what happened when i downloaded bios (a2cn38ww) from support page?i got this message "your machine does not match with this bios". so does anyone know where i can actually  download correct bios, or how to contact lenovo support so they can tell me where to download bios?

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