03-12-2011 12:14 PM - last edited on 03-13-2011 04:08 AM by yigit
I noticed the fan in my g460 keeps spinning even though the load is very low. I found there is a bios update that fixes this problem:
Now the issue is that the flash utility insydeflash does not work. It says it can't load the drivers, Naturally I ran the program as administrator and even tried XP compatibility mode. Nothing works.
It's a bit surprising Lenovo would upload such a utility that fails so completely. Don't they test this stuff at all? I googled around and while many people report this problem there really wasn't a fix. I don't know who wrote insydeflash but it needs a little bit of work.
Any suggestions on how to update the flash on this laptop?
03-12-2011 12:23 PM - edited 03-12-2011 12:28 PM
Read the "Important information" on that download page.
You must first up date bios to 26 version before updating
First one is NIWEx203...
Second one is NIWEx215...
Reboot, Press F2 at Lenovo screen to enter BIOS
and see which version you have now.
Remember to flash bios After a reboot.
After each flash, enter BIOS, set to Default, save and exit
03-12-2011 12:28 PM
Thank you for responding. The problem is that I can't update the flash -at all-, no matter to what ever version. I will see what version I have on the flash now. I followed instructions and rebooted before attempting to flash.
03-12-2011 12:32 PM - edited 03-12-2011 12:35 PM
Maybe try to re-download from this US site:
Then if flash does not work, return to the above site, and leave Feedback to Webmaster,
located at bottom of web download page.
That gets the message to the correct people, and "They" seem to respond
03-13-2011 05:01 PM
I appreciate you taking the time to post but that's hardly a better attempt than what a far away call center would come up with.
- if the file was corrupted it would not decompress (CRC errors would prevent that)
- if somehow the file was decompressed anyway then the corrupted binary wouldn't execute
- both flash updates don't work, unlikely they both would be corrupted
- lots of people report this problem with insydeflash even non-lenovo users