I really don't know how to update the bios for the 505s. Where can i download the new bios update and also what are the steps that I have to take? Will the program just update everything once you press yes or will you need to go in to the bios in the start up or what?
I just bought 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 downloaded the BIOS package from the link: [URL] ..... but I don't know how to update the BIOS. I tried running the file Winflash_Yx00s.bat as Admin but nothing happens. Do I need to flash it using a USB stick and if so then how to do it.
My Lenovo G40-70 that I've just bought 6 months ago where I accidently bricked the laptop after BIOS update. It seems during the BIOS updating process it when well but after 2nd reboot there's some message on the screen that the BIOS failed to update factory setting and it freeze on the message for quiet sometimes. After a long wait I decided to long press Start button for hard reboot. Then the scary part comes in where it seems the laptop can't longer shows the Lenovo logo & cannot even boot to Windows, just black screen.
I would like to tried myself first before ending up with warranty claim since I'm worried I've brick the warranty due to wrong BIOS update procedure....
I bought a Lenovo G505s laptop 4-5 days ago, but I have a problem. When I start Windows, it says 'battery not detected'. I found a topic about this, and I can fix it, if do the 'battery out, AC adapter in, deleteing Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery from device manager, shutdown, AC adapter out, battery in, AC adapter in' method The real problem is, that I have to do this every single day I wake up. Maybe it's because I don't updated BIOS, or it's a software/hardware error?
I have had the G505S for 2 days and have been using it to play Football Manager 2014. However twice in that time it has shut down because it has overheated. When I power back on the fan kicks in and some serious heat comes out and dissipates after around 5 mins.
I have downloaded HWMonitor which reads around 90C when idling, however the AMD Overdrive programme reports around 42C when idling.
I have just installed the latest BIOS update and made the changes recommended at this link [URL] .... to reduce the processor power to 98% to stop it overclocking, but is there anything else I should be doing? Is the laptop faulty as the fan doesn't kick in and out to try and cool it down during gaming?
I have a small issue with my Lenovo G580 (20150). I have Windows 8.1 and i have noticed that my 4GB of RAM DDR3 run at 800mhz. I have searched for everything, even swapped the RAM but there is no change in the frequency, it simply runs on 800mhz. I have tried to update the BIOS from 5ECN39WW (v 3.05) to 5ECN96WW, but whenever i try to do that it comes back with the error message "DC detect error!".
I have a Lenovo Z500 notebook and I would like to know if is it safe to run 1.21 BIOS update for Windows 8 on Windows 8.1 64bit? I have a problem with Fn keys and in my current BIOS (1.10) there are no option for it.
My G505s A10-5750m processor is underclocking and locked at 2.05ghz. I tried changing settings in Lenovo Energy Management, Catylist Control is up to date, Bios is at 3.0, Amd Overdrive doesn't change anything beside GPU for me, whenever I try to adjust processor settings, it just goes back to what it was before. Temps are are 57C, but show 100 in HW monitor which it says for everyone.
I have Lenovo G505 (59-380146) (APU Quad Core A10-5750 2.5 Ghz/ 6GB Ram) Windows 7 x64. Upgraded my HDD to SSD (Sandisk SDSSDHP256G FW:X2316RL).
System become rapid speed, windows boots in 8-10secs, HD tune transfer rate is between 357.3 and 409.6 MB/sec, simply everything just went perfect except Internet speed... With old HDD it used to be around 36-40Mbps, with SSD its now only around 11-13Mbps... My wireless card is Atheros AR956x. Drivers are up to date and downloaded from Lenovo support website. Tried old HDD - wifi works perfect.
Long story short, the battery likes to play games as to when it is or isn't detected. If I plug it in to the charger before booting it tends to recognize the battery, but frequently when simply turning on the G505s it'll just not detect the battery (I tried seeing if it was detected in the Lenovo Solution Center in addition to the battery meter; it wasn't). It runs on battery, but it's incredibly irritating to have no info as to how much of a charge is left.
I just got this laptop yesterday, and I upgraded the BIOS firmware, and am currently running Windows 8.1.
So i have the g505s a10.... A few weeks ago the unit would not boot after running awesome for several months. I have upgraded to Win8.1.
My problem is that with this newer uefi bios i am not able to view any of the files on the 505s hd with any of my other computers. I desperately need to resurect the 505 but do not want to run the one key recovery untill i can get some extremly important files first.
I have been a computer professional for quite awhile but have not worked extensively with uefi yet, Best i can tell, the only way to achieve what i am after is using another pc with uefi capabilities to access the drive.
What are my options to access the data from a 3rd party pc.
I just bought new headset for my Lenovo G505S + adapter(mic jack + audio jack in one output) but when I speak microphone on headset is not working but in-built microphone is capturing sound. I checked Smartaudio settings setted on headset option on configuration of conector and neither of theese microphone was working so I set back default.
I just purchased a G505s laptop, and I now realize that the function keys (F1-F12) operate as Lenovo hotkeys by default, and I need to press th "Fn" key along with them in order to get them to function in their original mode. This is not acceptable for my normal usage. I know with other Lenovo laptops, there is a BIOS setting that allows the user to either "disable" hotkey mode, or set them to "legacy" mode, but in the current BIOS/UEFI for the G505s there is no option to do so.
I am unable to update the BIOS on the Thinkpad listed below.I have tried to run Boot CD version of the update program (using CD player in dock) and it reports the error:"The system program file is not correct for this system"..The Windows based BIOS update program reports the error (in or out of dock):
"The process does not recognize this system. The process has been cancelled"..The Lenovo support page lists the new BIOS as being appropriate for this model. The BIOS reports the correct model and serial number.I desire to update the BIOS only as part of a software reload / refresh of the laptop. No actual problem with current BIOS to my knowledge.
Thinkpad X220 Model 4287 2VU Current BIOS 1.11 (8DET41WW) 2011-03-28 Attempting to apply BIOS 220.127.116.11 (2013-02-06)
my laptop is z500 and i've installed the windows 8.1 enterprise x64 but i don't have bios update and windows 8.1 is nothing have a bios setup or bios update,.Where can I find the bios update for z500 windows 8.1 x64 ??
I'm looking for a Lenovo B575 bios update/flash utility since my BIOS has gone bad. I cannot change/save changes and cannot restore to defaults.
I cannot find bios updtae on lenovo site (not on drivers for B575 and not under the drivers matrix). I've even tried via "Phoenix" as it's their Bios, no good. And even via a third side component (biosagent plus) that should have Phoenix bios, still no good.
I have recently downloaded a BIOS update for the G580 - version 20150, and ever since that I am locked out of the BIOS setup menu. It asks for a password, however I haven't set up one, and such, I am unable to change any of the settings.
Changing the values there would be important, because the settings seem to be reset to a default state, for example, I am unable to start any 64bit virtual machines because hardware virtualization is disabled. I was running Qubes OS too, but I am also unable to boot off legacy (MBR partitioned) devices, which I do occasionally to test some new Linux distro when it comes out.
Apropos Linux: as soon as the system starts booting, the screen goes completely blank, and I have to keep pressing brightness-up to see if the system had started. Brightness controls also seem to behave strange under MS Windows too: on the lowest level instead of dimming (what it did before), the screen goes completely blank. The only good thing in this update is that bluetooth now seems to work more reliable under Linux.
Is there a way to remove the password lock from the BIOS and/or revert to the previous version to avoid the screen blanking issue? Would reverting the update also remove the password? If the password can't be removed, is there a safe way to change the settings from a running OS?
This is terrible, by using CPUz i can see that, whilst the laptop is charging, the clock speed drops down to 900mhz and fluctautes between that and 1400mhz, this is shocking, i can hardly watch youtube videos or even post this thread, the lag and slowness is unbearable. When running on battery power the CPU speed shoots up to 2500mhz and stays there,it never seems to go to its turbo speed either. Whilst charging, the laptop is unusabe, i cannot do anything on it.
I am trying to connect my G505s to my Bose wireless speaker via Bluetooth. I am not able to find anything relating to Bluetooth in my Device Manager and no Bluetooth drivers. The Bluetooth symbol does not appear in my Windows Taskbar as I've seen it on other PCs. I am running Windows 8.1.
Things I have done so far:
- I downloaded the Atheros,Broadcom driver for Windows 8.1 (18.104.22.1686/22.214.171.12450) from the Lenovo website. When I try to install it I am told that there are no valid drivers to be installed.
-I followed the instructions from Windows which said to go into Settings > Change PC Settings > PC & Devices and ensure that Bluetooth is there. Microsoft states that Bluetooth capable computers should have a Bluetooth settings page in here. I don't have one.
- From some reading online I came across instructions to run services.msc and change the Bluetooth settings in there. I followed these instructions and didn't have any luck. All of the Bluetooth listings in here state that Bluetooth is running.
- Made sure that my computer setting to locate other devices is enabled.
I'm not really sure if this computer is Bluetooth ready or not. If it isn't, I'm not sure why there are Bluetooth things "running" in services.msc though...
I recently upgraded my ThinkPad W530 laptop BIOS from version 1.11 (which it shipped with) to the latest, version 2.59.
After doing so, my two 16 GB DIMMS are not only showing up as 8 GB each, thereby cutting my usable memory in half from 32 GB to 16 GB.
I ran through all the normal hardware checks to ensure that one of the DIMMS wasn't bad. I tried each DIMM separately, tried in different slots, etc. They both show up just fine and even pass the memory quick test in the BIOS. Only, they are showing up as 8 GB DIMMs.
Is there a feature in the latest BIOS that would somehow limit this? It was working fine at 32 GB before.
And, unfortunately, there is no reverting back to BIOS v.1.11 from anything after v.2.55. It asked me if I was sure I wanted to proceed...this was the last type of problem I expected to see though. (I also tried reverting back to previous versions of the BIOS that were allowed and it didn't work...
I just updated my bios on my Z510, and now the only boot options i have is network boot, something that i don't use. I used the bios update tool that Lenovo is distributing from the drivers page for my PC.
After updating to brand new BIOS from Jan. 19th I cannot boot anymore into Windows 8.1 - always get INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE. Tried to repair using a Windows 8.1 USB Stick, no success. Even downgrading to 1.08 did not work as well!
I bought windows 8 .1 machine from factory. Then I had local shop install 8.1 on larger ssd. I just performed latest bios update and now machine will not boot. I am sure this is uefi related but I am not knowledgable in that area. The boot parameter returned to me by the shop was "legacy only" and secure boot was disabled.