Lenovo 11e E/Edge :: E530 Unable To Change BIOS Settings After Installing Win8.1 And Enabling Bitlocker
Aug 6, 2014
I'm using a lenovo thinkpad edge e530.
I have a problem changing my BIOS settings after installing win8.1 and enabling bitlocker. I wanted to reformat the partition it was on, so I wiped it with gparted and now all settings in bios are greyed out and I cannot change anything. What can I do to be able to edit my BIOS?
I also have linux installed on my computer if I could do anything from there.
I have a Thinkpad E530 which has a 1366x768 display panel. Unfortunately, This resolution began to be low for my usage (some applications don't even enter the screen entirely!), so I'm searching for a higher resolution panel (like 1600x900 or 1920x1080). Could this be made or the new screen wouldn't work?
How can I configure Bitlocker in X1 Carbon using Win8.1 so that the laptop won't ask the freaking Bitlocker Recovery Key every time when I boot the laptop IN the OneLink Pro Dock station AFTER I've used the machine WITHOUT the docking station (or vice versa)?
Bitlocker works OK if I boot the laptop every time in same mode (using always docking station OR not using it ever). However, I need to use the laptop in both modes; with the docking station (at work) and without it (at home and when travelling). And I'm not wanting to type the looooooooong Bitlocker Recovery Key every time when I boot the laptop in different mode.
How can I tell for the Bitlocker that both these modes are trusted ones?
Looking at fitting an SSD which needs AHCI. So I looked on microsoft and saw registry edit which I've done. Then I changed to AHCI in BIOS and get BSOD so set it back. Also I see that there are problems with Smsung Pro, does any problems with Samsung evo ? Why mSATA is not recommended for boot disk and only for cache ?
I just installed two new memory modules (4 GB each) but my laptop only recognizes one of them. I've tried researching how to change the RAM voltage in BIOS to see if that will allow the laptop to recognize both memory modules but can't find out how to do so.
How to change the RAM voltage in BIOS (specifically from 1.5V to 1.6V).
I just flashed BIOS on my thinkpad yoga 20CD00B1US. I got the lates BIOS 1.18/1,09 and sice this flash, I cannot make any changes in BIOS. I can list in BIOS but cannot highlite and change any setting expect quick boot Enabled/Disabled
My even manager is reporting me this warrining: : The embedded controller (EC) returned data when none was requested. The BIOS might be trying to access the EC without synchronizing with the operating system. This data will be ignored. No further action is necessary; however, you should check with your computer manufacturer for an upgraded BIOS.
I do have set up supervisor password for BIOS, password on power on. When going in BIOS, I am not asked to put password in, which could be the issue.
I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E530. Occasionally I will have the following icon pop up on my screen and refuse to go away: A reverse google image search told me this is the logo for the "thinklight", which as far as I know is not actually equipped on this model. As a side note, I have seen this happen on a friend's E530 as well.
I just bought the Thinkpad e530 with the 1tb+16 or so ssd cache harddrive. I decieded i wanted a ssd instead, so I bought a Samsung SSD 840 Series. - but since I removed the old 1tb harddrive and installed the ssd, I cant get it to boot. In bios I changed the boot priority so it looks like this when I get to the boot menu:
ATA HDD0: Samsung SSD 840 Series Windows Boot Manager Windows Boot manager ATAPI CD0: PLDS DVD-RW DS8A8SH ATA HDD2: SanDisk SSD U100 16 gb PCI LAN
When I press enter on the SSD, nothing happens. When i press enter on the DVD, the screen goes black and then back to boot menu (the DVD is a installation for windows 7 of my own. There were any CDs with the lenovo) When I press enter on the first Windows boot manager, screen goes black and then back to boot menu. When I press enter on the second windows boot manager it give the error message with the status: 0xc0000225 (something with newly change of hardware or software). Its the same message when i press on the HDD2.
How can I get it to boot up so i can boot the DVD so I can install windows on my SSD?
I have E530 with 1TB disk and 16GB mSSD disk, which is partioned in 2 partitions. Now, I suspect Express Cache is using it somtimes, but I never see any usage from it in Task Manager. Task Manager Screengrab.However, sometimes Express Cache goes nuts on my HD, doing the opposite of what it is supposed to be doing Resource Monitor Showing Express Cache thrashing my HD
However, it seems to be doing something, sometime. I suspect it is from rebooting, but I rarely reboot my computer, so I'm not gaining much from it. I just formatted that mSATA drive and perhaps put the windows swap file and perhaps other cache folders there? I always feel that the disk I/O is the bottleneck of this computer, it feels slow when accessing the disk.
My E530's battery drains 5% per day after power off. I searched online and somebody else complained about similar issue on his Y-series laptop. His problem was solved by plugging off power cord before turning off the laptop. Lenovo also updated BIOS regarding this issue for his model after then.
Yesterday I tried his way and the issue was gone too. Can Lenovo update BIOS regarding this issue?
I also find the power manage scheme doesn't work. It always charges the battery from 96% to 100% in whatever scheme I chose. I tried to uninstall the driver and downgrade the power manager, still doesn't work. I didn't try reinstall the system because it is too time consuming. Does it matter I installed win7 in my SSD?
I've got a brandnew Thinkpad E530 with Windows 8 and integrated Camera. But the Camera is not wotking. When I start the Camera-App, the green Light of the Camera starts to shine, but there is no preview. Theres is only a picture of a crossed camera. Also if i start skype, my skype-partner can't see me.
I already had a look in the BIOS if the Camera is enabled (it is) and reinstalled the driver of the camera.
On they old keyboard, there was a dedicated green indicatory light on the key itself, which is missing on the keyboard. Now, I realize that the new keyboard affects all thinkpads alike, but the reason I'm posting this here is because my Thinkpad Edge (E530) has a dedicated numpad, thereby making me use the numlock much more often
I am aware of the often-suggested windows 7 software-sided fix: screen resolution > advanced settings > on screen display
However, the issue with this is that is that it groups the caps lock and numlock together. What if I want the numlock to be default on and NOT shown on-screen, but still wanted to be reminded on-screen if I [accidentally] have the caps lock on?
Is there a solution to this or is this another problem that Lenovo overlooked when upgrading the keyboard?
I have recently updated the BIOS on my E530 laptop to version 2.08 (the previously installed version was 1.xx, probably 1.37 as far as I remember, but am not sure about the exact version..). After the update the laptop keyboard and touchpad stopped working in Windows.
The keyboard does, however, work in the BIOS and both (keyboard and touchpad) work when the computer enters the Windows-startup-screen (where it suggests to fix hard drive errors etc.).
I am using Windows 8 all along and before I never had problems with my hardware. Now both the keyboard and touchpad are recognized in Window's Device manager, but are known to have troubles. There is also a PCI Device recognized in the category "Other devices", but it's missing any drivers (I wonder if there is a connection..). All those three are recognized as such by the Lenovo Solutions Center as well.
I have tried reinstalling the UltraNav drivers, but it wouldn't work. Also, I've tried finding any possible configuration regarding my problem in the BIOS, but was unsuccessful. If I attach an external mouse or keyboard, they work. I really don't know what else to do to get my laptop's keyboard & touchpad working!
The complete description of my laptop is: ThinkPad Edge E530 (3259-HLG), running Windows 8 (x64).
I'm starting customising my new Latitude E5550 laptop.
After turning on Bitlocker I noticed that when I shut down the laptop, it goes to sleep. Even if I logoff first then request a shutdown it still just goes to sleep. I can request a restart which does work - it restarts, but a shutdown still makes it go to sleep. I can hold the power button to force it off. Doing that or when requesting a restart, the laptop starts back up but I find that the laptop goes into Flight mode. The Flight mode symbol is visible even before you logon.
I turned off Bitlocker, and the problem has gone away. Is there a solution for this?
Should I use the Dell DDP Encryption product instead?
I can't found my camera device in device manager and there is no imaging devices in device manager. There is no camera tab in Communication Settings (Fn+F5)...
I tried to install "Integrated Camera Driver (1.0M) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - Notebooks" "Integrated Camera Driver (0.3M) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - Notebooks" but nothing happened ..
In the first time when I installed the windows the camera was working but now it's not !!
My Laptop is : ThinkPad Edge E530 My OS is : Windows 7 32-bot
Since the past couple of days I am receiving this Error 2102: Detection error in HDD2 during every cold/warm boot. It pops up even after a complete powerdown for overnight and boot up the next day. Further, the boot itself has become very slow - shows blank screen until the Thinkpad logo is displayed, followed by which the error message pops up.
Computer = HP Probook 4510S Operating system Windows 7 professional 32bit
I press esc with startup and then F10 to change bios setting. It only allows me to change date and time setting or restore default settings. I need to enable hardware virtualization to be able to run XP mode....
I've tried to set up a 64bit guest operating system in VMWare and in VirtualBox, but have been unable to. I understand that the problem might be that VT-x is not enabled in the BIOS. However, on booting up my G780 and using F2 to edit the settings I don't see anything related to VT.
I have enabled Virtualization through BIOS after updating it to v3 still the intel utility doesnt show virtualization is enabled:
Steps I have taken:
1.Disabled Virtualization in BIOS Result: Speccy and hwinfo64, 3rd party utilities show VT-x is available but disabled 2.Enabled Virtualization in BIOS Result: Speccy and hwinfo64, 3rd Party utilities show VT-x is not available 3. Repeated above steps after updating BIOS Result: Same problems
Lenovo Y510P Intel 4th Gen Haswell i7 4700MQ Windows 8.1 Pro
I can't change my ram anymore. this is quite a silly problem.-, I am currently running on 6gb : 1 samsung 4gb @1600mhz(original stick) 1kingston 2gb@ 1333 mhz this works fine exept it gets really hot (80c) I have tried removing the slots one by one. but never managed to get into the BIOS once changed. also tried switching the sticks and just 2x2gb , even with just the original one it wont get into bios, sometimes i get beebs from the motherboard and sometimes I just get a black screen.
but it only boots into BIOS when I put them back where they were in the first place.
also tried removing the bios battery but that just resets the time -,-
I have purchased E540 and I have purchased Norton Internet security but the system does not load the installation when I insert the disc. I have tried the run command as well as other options like choosing the file from the disk in the windows explorer but still my system can not load the setup!
I have 3 thinkpads that after a fresh reload are unable to connect to wireless networks. I have gone through and installed the different wireless drivers on the lenovo support website.I have gone through several steps of similar problems others have had but it hasn't made a difference.
I have installed:
-HotKeys & patch -Power manager & driver -Chipset
The realtek network -ethernet adapter and communications LAN driver.I have installed and removed each wireless adapter available
Thinkpad Edge 15 Type: 0319-46U
On a side note in the Device manager screen there is a "Network Controller" alert saying no driver installed for this device. I have determined it is some Realtek device but beyond that I am lost.
yesterday my E330 arrived with no operating system installed. After the Windows 7 Ultimate installation was finished I was already disappounted, because no driver was detected. So I had to manually download all drivers from the slow lenovo site. After I installed all drivers (also BIOS updates and Win updates) the Wlan wasnt working. Tried both, the realtek and the broadcom driver, none of them is working. Can't conntact the support because the page won't load. After a few hours of trying to fix the problem I dont know what to do anymore.