01-07-2010 02:46 AM
I download the 32-bit BIOS update 6fuj35us.exe and ran through the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility Setup Wizard. After I click Finish I accept the option to update my BIOS. It fails to start the flashing process, with the error popup: "BIOS directory cannot be found. The utility process cannot be completed." I tried the ISO image too, it burned and booted up correctly, but I got the exact same error message when I tried to run the flash.
Has anyone been able to get over this issue?
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01-09-2010 11:30 AM
I'm going to bump this up. My T500 was shipped with an old BIOS, and I really need to update it because 3.11 resolves several nasty issues.
01-09-2010 12:00 PM
Welcome to the Lenovo forum!
The problem you're having updating your T500's BIOS is a strange one. I found only one other thread mentioning the error message you reported. One of the members resolved the problem by having his system board replaced. I'd like to think that's not necessary. Let's try to gather some information about your system:
Could you please post your machine's model type number (7 digits XXXX-YYY from label on bottom), and which BIOS it's currently running (listed in the BIOS Setup screen when you press F1 at boot.)?
01-09-2010 12:30 PM
The machine type is 2081-CTO and the BIOS is Version/Date LENOVO 7UET66WW (2.16 ), 4/22/2009. The machine was purchased in October, the BIOS was old at that point.
01-13-2010 06:52 PM
I'm going to bump this for Lenovo to pick up on this problem. The machine needs the new BIOS, as it is the motherboard occasionally fails to initialize and boot.
01-18-2010 02:03 PM
I just encountered the same problem. I started the thread titled, "I can't get 1600x900 resolution on my external monitor with my new T400" and I'm now trying the new BIOS update file "6huj07us" to fix the screen resolution issue. The file downloaded and extracted fine but I got the message, "BIOS directory cannot be found. The utility process cannot be completed." after running the utility.
My machine type is: 7417-A39 (Lenovo T400 bought June 2009). Any suggestions on what to do now?
01-28-2010 05:36 PM
I had to send my machine back for a motherboard replacement. Fortunately, they turned it around quickly, two days, as quickly as the shipping allows.
01-28-2010 05:59 PM
Glad you got your ThinkPad fixed.
Thanks for letting know how it turned out.
The latest BIOS for your machine is:
That's the Bootable CD, which is the method I'd recommend for updating BIOS.
Does this one work for you?