11-12-2011 04:02 AM
After my motherboard was replaced due to a defective SATA port, then a week later my HDD failed, ever since the HDD was replaced I am getting the IBA at start up. I have to hit a key on the KB to get it to boot. I have looked all over in the BIOS and disabled the items I feel are tied into it but it still wont go away. Lenovo sent me 4 Recovery discs, I cannot tell if this program is on the discs or the network card on my motherboard. Going by Intels site, I would believe it is a hardware related item. Any suggestions?
11-14-2011 05:35 PM
11-16-2011 11:59 AM
I am not at home at the moment, but I am almost positive it is 7727DGU. It is a 2 month old K330 with the i5-2300. This IBA is really bugging me. It will not even boot up without me sitting there and hitting a keyboard key. At least with the SSD I put in it it's faster upon boots.
01-25-2012 08:41 AM
I posted this on another thread in this forum. Re-posting and hoping that someone from Lenovo may notice. It may help people who may be tracking just this thread.
Bought a K330B 77472BU from Frys a few weeks ago. Worked fine for a week. Motherboard and power supply shorted while plugging in a new USB printer. Cannot explain technically how plugging a USB device would cause that. Anyway, Lenovo replaced both motherboard and power supply. The USB printer was fully functional on an older machine and is now fully functional after the repair on the K330B.
The new mother board did not have the Lenovo serial number on it. Now Intel Boot Agent activates each time the PC reboots or comes up from hibernation. The BIOS settings do not include the network boot option. It seems that the BIOS settings get ignored.
I do not have a major issue at the moment, but I'm wondering if the other BIOS settings won't work as well. I'll certainly like to stop the Intel Boot Agent from activating each time and emitting those really anoying beeps.
Can someone guide me. I can provide more details or work on any technical/hands-on workarounds to take care of this issue.
01-25-2012 10:44 AM
It appears that it should be a setting in the bios to change that setting. I don't own a K330, but a have seen it in other PC's.
I went to Lenovo Service and Training for the K330 and they have a bios simulator and there is an option to disable the Intel Boot Agent. Bios/devices/network setup/lan boot agent-enable or disable.
If the option is not available, I would think that it has to do with the Lenovo bios and might need an update.
Service providers have proprietary tools to modify the bios, including serial numbers. I used to be in the business.
And since the Intel lan controller is embedded in the system board, the update needs to come from the vendor.
I hope this will help in some way.