For those on this thread looking for the new version for the 0769 models of the N200 BIOS it is now up today HERE
This is version 1.15 which is the lattest from Lenovo. I realize that there seem to be other versions being shared outside the e-support site purportedly reflect 2.xx numbers, but those may simply be a case of a parallel numbering scheme rather than reflective of a newer update.
Hi - I just updated the BIOS for my n200 0769 from this link and now cannot even boot the machine - I get the black screen asking me wether I want to start in safe mode etc, and am caught in an endless loop. I tried hitting the Lenovo toolkit and I get
NTLDR is missing press alt ctrl del to start so I can't seem to get to that either
I am running (WAS running) a dual boot - preinstalled Vista and then XP home.
I got it working THANK GOD - I realised that I was currently working with XP only and hadn't enabled the dual boot....and that when I updated the BIOS I was getting the same error as when I'd initially tried to install XP because it's a SATA drive - I changed the settings and 'voila' I could reinstall XP again. I thought I'd just trashed my son's graduation gift!!!
If it's a problem with SATA, then you could put the SATA controller into compatibility mode in the BIOS settings. If you can get into Windows, then (re)install the SATA drivers for your machine and see if that helps when you put your SATA controller back into ACHI mode.
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