Lenovo X240 X Series ThinkPad :: Will Not Boot After Latest Bios Update

Dec 29, 2011

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.

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Lenovo Yoga Flex 2 :: 15D - Boot Fail After Latest BIOS Update

Dec 11, 2014

I have a severe problem (I guess) after the latest BIOS Update. Windows 7 freezes during startup.

I own a 64-bit Lenovo FLex 2 15D with AMD A6-6310 and R4, 4GB RAM and a SSHD (8GBSSH). I purchased it without OS and installed Windows 7 - which worked fine so far.

I yesterday updated the BIOS with version 9FCN23WW (for Win7 and Win8), the latest BIOS update. A mistake, it seems.

After Reboot, I first had to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS, because it would not let me boot at all. I figured out how to get into the BIOS-Setup to disable this (press Enter 2x, press Tab when in the Boot Menu to access the "Apps Menu", then "SETUP").

Now Win7 begins to start up, but freezes during the startup process (the splash screen with the win flag freezes and looks a bit strange. I used the "protected mode" Windows Startup and saw that the process always hangs when loading "amdkmpfd.sys".

That is basically it.I guess I have to find a way to re-install the previous version of the BIOS.

Now about what I did to fix this (poor, but I tried):

If I try to start from a Win7 installation CD-ROM (actually it is one for Dell PCs, but I guess that is not the problem) and press a key to boot from CD, Windows loads files, shows "Starting Windows"  and at a certain point again just freezes. When I -do not- press a key, WIndows Boot Manager shows up and mentions that "Windows failed to start (etc.)" "File: EFIMicrosoftBootBCD" "An Error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data."

I can't even boot into Linux on a USB stick, because the Windows "Error Recovery" won't let me when I try (just offers to boot to Win7 in protected mode - it could be that it fails immediately and jumps back to Win Startup).

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Feb 24, 2014

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!

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Jan 18, 2015

I recently bought an X240 and have this shutdown problems.  Before it was caused by Norton anti-virus so I uninstalled it, then the laptop was working fine.  Now, after some Windows update, it doesn't shutdown again.  What is wrong with this laptop?

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Apr 1, 2014

My surround sound was incredible! But now after the latest updates, I can hardly hear the actors speaking due to the surround sound being so loud. How can I fix this? Or how can I "undo" the update? I have a Carbon X1 ....

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X240 Replaced SSD Then Cannot Boot

Jan 18, 2014

I just got a brand new thinkpad X240, with 500G HD, Win8. I installed a Win7 on this new SSD, then replaced original 500G HD in X240 with this new SSD. However, after I replaced, computer cannot boot , it got stuck with BOOT MENU section, no matter you choose any options..In the Boot Menu, I saw boot devices: one is my new SSD. I click it, it does not work. I tried several times. (PC can recognize my SSD, just dont know why it cannot read it.) 

I am sure this SSD is working, since I tested on different computers, they can boot successfully. 

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Jun 30, 2009

After the latest set of updates, my touchpad took to displaying a stationary gray circle/swirl half the time when I tried to move the cursor. Seemed to happen less if I moved very slowly. I turned off scrolling (again), and it's mostly gone away. Is this related to scrolling?

X201s, W7 Pro, 4GB

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z510 - Default Boot Device Missing Or Boot Failed After BIOS Update

Dec 13, 2013

I get the error in the Title after i tried to flash the latest BIOS update for the Z510. I can press ok and then get into the boot manager but i cant choose anything there. Also I cant boot from a Disk with e.g. XP on it.
I also tried the Inside BIOS crisis mode (fn+r) with the BIOS file on my USB drive but it doesn't work and tries to access the file on the USB drive but boots normally instead to the error again. (Couldn't try it with removed battery as I have to remove the whole back to remove the battery on the Z510).

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After the latest system update from Lenovo System update, my laptop T530 doesn't do a successful cold boot. A warm successive boot (with interruptible boot screen) works fine.
But cold boot always fails and the system powers down in less than 5s. This is seen after the BIOS updated to restore to older version of BIOS(downgrade it)?

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z50-75 Won't Boot After BIOS Update

Sep 28, 2014

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...

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Lenovo X220 Series ThinkPad :: Unable To Update BIOS

May 3, 2010

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 (2013-02-06)

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Lenovo ThinkPad W Series :: W530 - 32 GB Of Memory Showing Only 16 GB After BIOS Update

Aug 23, 2014

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...

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Apr 1, 2014

I turn on my laptap and it start up normally. All are loaded up in the homescreen except the cursor which keeps on loading ( its like when you refresh). All keys are not working except to the CapsLock key, the touchpad and trackpoint ( color red) are working.

I remove the power source and battery to shut it down but it doesn't shut down! Now it is running for 5 minutes, and the screen still ON, continue to refresh. How to shut this down and restart.

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Apr 1, 2014

How do to use SIM Card here in X240? My company laptop have simcard tray, but i dont know how does it works.

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Feb 24, 2014

I got myself a x240 recently. 500gb normal drive with 16gb ssd. My plan is to upgrade from 16gb ssd to a much bigger and run operation system from that one. 

What slot is the 16gb cache ssd in today? Which slot type is is, mSata or M.2? 

Do the ssd got to have a certain mesures to fit?

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X240 Supports Only 8GB

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I have been anxiously awaiting the X240 as a possible upgrade to my Thinkpad collection. It turns out the X240 supports only 8GB of RAM with but 1 DIMM slot. The X230 supports 16GB with 2 DIMM slots.
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Nov 4, 2014

It's been a yeah that i work on this X1 Carbon laptop and no default. I got a windows update yesterday, i did it and my computer powered off naturally. This morning, i cant start it, It boot well, Lenovo sign appear but nothing after. only black screen with blinking underscore.

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Feb 6, 2014

W540 20BG001CGE, had BIOS 1.05 and RAID 1 with two Samsung 840 EVO 1TB working fine under Windows 7 - x64. Did a (by lenovo update tool recommended) BIOS Update with the bios update manager to 2.05. Update ran fine. After Rebooting (and loading defaults, disabling Intel Rapid Start, Changing BIOS boot option to legacy first ... I recognized SATA Option (AHCI or RAID) in BIOS is gone. At boot Intel Matrix Storage Configuration doesnot appear anymore (where you can build RAID etc).
Boot then brings up message "missing operating system".
Downgrade to BIOS 1.05 impossible, due to ISO File on www.lenovo.com support is not system compatible, message "Lenovo Group Limited - Invalid system disk; Replace te disk, and then press any key")
(The link to the ISO File version 1.05 at the bottom of this page links a non bootable ISO image [URL]....)
Also the downgrade to BIOS version 1.08 found here [URL] .... does not work, CD also messages "Lenovo Group Limited - Invalid system disk - Replace ...").
Rewriting BIOS version 2.05 (GNET57WW) does not work (says "BIOS update not necessary").
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Oct 2, 2014

Just received my x240 - everything is working as expected. However, I keep getting a notification to activate my windows?
It came preloaded with windows 8 and is currently activated - but states that it will expire in November. Whenever I try and activate it I receive this..

Did a clean boot and updated everything but still occurs. 

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Jan 15, 2014

Each time i press space bar key, there is a very small delay before space appears on screen.
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Windows is 8 PRO. It does the same with Windows 7 so i think it's a software issue.
Lenovo E420 had that before and problem was fixed by a BIOS update.

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May 4, 2014

The INSERT key on my X240 doesn't want to function at all ... either by itself or in conjunction with another key such as SHIFT - INSERT ... Why?

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May 18, 2014

I bought my X240 from a Lenovo authorised distributor (the one that comes with a svc centre) 3 wks ago. They told me that the one I bought does not come with in-built battery and so it came with a 6-cell batt. i asked why and they said its this way. i bought the set. Have I been lied to? i have not come across a set on the internet without powerbridge !!

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X240 Windows 7 Freezes

Jul 14, 2014

We bought 12 X240 pc's and installed a Windows 7 64bit OS on them. We are having problems on several laptop (5 so far) that they freeze several times a day. The mouse icon changes in the processing icon, you can still move your mouse but can't click anything or even press ctrl + alt + del. Have to long press the power key to get them to power off.
I already read that there were problems with the fingerprint reader software, uninstalled it but still having the problems (fingerprint reader is disabled in BIOS). Also upgraded the fingerprint reader software to the latest version on another pc, but same problem.
Ran solution center on one of the PC's, didn't find any problems. Ran system update and updated all to the latest version. Also tried to change the power settings to Performance mode in windows. But problem keeps coming back.
I tried installing the latest Intel graphics driver, but it fails to start stating that you need a version from the manufacturer. No error messages in the windows event logs.
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I am trying to use the Lenovo Diagnostics Bootable USB. I have to get my BIOS to boot from the USB before my SSD.
In the BIOS, the Startup > Boot menu already  looks like the USB is listed first. But when I do a hard boot, Windows still boots from my SSD.
Here is the startup order listed in the BIOS:
3: USB CD:
6: ATA HDD1:
See, the USB is listed first.
Why doesn't my system boot to the USB? What do those symbols in the boot order mean? For example, why are there three USBs?

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Lenovo ThinkPad W Series :: W540 UltraNav Trackpad - Stops Working After Newest BIOS Update

Dec 5, 2014

Both me and a friend of mine have Lenovo W540s.  Everything was working perfectly fine with all of our hardware, until today.  A BIOS update came out and installed correctly on both of our machines.  After this update both of our UltraNAV features on the trackpad are all dead.  After that first restart a message appeared "finding new hardware" and it found a generic mouse on the laptop.  Now when I try to re-install the UltraNav drivers, it says no hardware found.  I tried both the drivers on Lenovo.com and the manufacture's website all with no luck.
How to fix our UltraNav pads? 

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Oct 6, 2014

My Lenovo Labtop X240 /w Windows 8.1 (x64) can't Hibernate (immediate resume after Hibernate). It success for Sleep, Shutdown, but when I set Hibernate by close lid, Power button, or Hibernate on Menu. Windows try to Hibernate, and immediate recover to windows.

Now, i done for
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I am now using Lenovo X240 touch screen model and I am trying to charge my lap top but after plugged in, the red light on top cover are keep blinking, what does it means ??? I have check batter one has 97% and 2nd battery has 98%, but I still want to charge it.... what should I do ..???

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Sep 16, 2014

Notebook x240 Dock: Thinkpad Pro Dock (40A1 M20) this is important cause the update firmware tools must be for this version (40a1 m20) if someone has a link to it.
I do have this link: [URL]
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