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10-26-2009

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G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2009-10-26, 10:48 AM

Hey,

 

I just installed Win7 Pro 64-bit a couple of hours ago and lost the ability to adjust my screen brightness.  After installing chipset and power management drivers I still had no luck.  So I updated the BIOS with this file. 

 

Now it all works well once I'm booted into Win7, but it takes a very long time to POST when I push the power button.  I haven't timed it, but it seems to be over 60 seconds before I have anything displayed on my screen.  When it does start POST, it works fine at the expected speed.  It also restarts when attempting to wake from sleep, and the same problem as mentioned above applies as it must POST again.

 

Is there a more appropriate BIOS update for my machine, or is this a terrible bug that must be worked out?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: G530-4446-xxU takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2010-03-25, 3:15 AM

For folks having issues installing the update with 64 bit versions of Windows please read, I just discovered a work around.

 

The link Cleo posted in message 111 contains the correct BIOS however it only contains the 32 bit version of WinPhlash (the utility used to flash your BIOS).

 

I was able to successfully flash my BIOS while running Windows 7 x64 by using the following steps:

 

1) Download the updated BIOS via Cleo's link: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles/6get19ww.zip

 

2) Extract the Zip file and run 6get19ww.exe

 

3) Make a note as to where the BIOS files are being extracted to (by default it extracts to C:\Drivers\Bios\6get19ww

 

4) Before clicking on Finish UNCHECK "Launch BIOS WinPhlash Package"

 

5) Now here's the trick, you need to obtain the 64 bit version of WinPhlash (called WinPhlash64). I found that the proper file is contained within this BIOS package: http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_show_1350.html

 

6) Download and launch 0CCN52WW(x64).exe via the above link. This will install and launch the WinPhlash64 program. DO NOT CLICK ON "FLASH BIOS" UNTIL YOU READ THE NEXT STEPS OR YOU WILL BE FLASHING YOUR LAPTOP WITH THE WRONG BIOS VERSION (the one that causes the machine to post a long time)!

 

7) Under "Specify Backup File For Existing Bios" you can select a location and filename to backup your existing Bios to. Leaving the default name is fine.

 

8) VERY IMPORTANT, READ CAREFULLY. Under the "Specify New Bios" field click browse and navigate to the location you noted in step 3 (ie. C:\Drivers\Bios\6get19ww). Choose the file named BIOS.WPH. This is the updated BIOS file you downloaded in the 6getw19 package.

 

9) Click Flash Bios and reboot.

 

Hope this helps you out.

 

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07-14-2009

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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2009-10-26, 12:52 PM

After bios update, you should enter bios on boot and load default settings.

Save and exit, re-enter bios and make any changes you need to.

 

If you did not do this, note your bios settings before setting to default

so you can restore them.

 

Also, check the boot sequence on the bios, network boot may be set

first causing slow boot.

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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2009-10-26, 17:48 PM

I've already loaded the default settings, and I don't even have net boot in the order.

There is no screen output when I push the button, it's not that It hangs for a while in memcheck or anything.

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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2009-10-26, 20:30 PM

I understand.

Have you checked into loading the previous bios?

Or re-flash with the new?

 

The brightness problem was probably just a

Win 7 driver problem.

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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2009-10-26, 21:08 PM

Reflashed the new bios, nothing changes.

Reflashed the old bios, back to not being able to adjust the brightness, but boot time is as it was.

Also with the old bios loaded I still can't recover from sleep mode.

All the above worked well under Vista32.

I'll be looking for some BIOS fixes.

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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2009-11-04, 22:28 PM

Hi,  I have the exact same problem, could you please let me know if you were able to fix this problem, and how?

 

I'm also running Win 7 x64, originally could not adjust the brightness before the update.  But now it takes at least 1-2 mins to POST.. 

 

I saw your other post in the thread "How long does your G530 take to boot up?", you suggested a different BIOS, which does not seem to run when I try it under Win 7 x64  (wrong version?)  I get the error message:

 

"Cannot load driver C:\Drivers\BIOS\6get18ww\PHLASHNT.SYS.  Please check your accounts, if you have no administrator privilige, please login again!

This driver has been blocked from loading

Error code: 1275"

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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2009-11-05, 0:51 AM

I couldnt flash either from Windows 7 pro x64. I ended up using BartsPE to run the flashing program. I dont have the speed issue, it boots up with the same speed it always did. you should make sure you used the right BIOS. i had the problem once, but it seems to be working now. I still havent gotten the Brightness to work though.

 

as for the "Cannot load driver C:\Drivers\BIOS\6get18ww\PHLASHNT.SYS.  Please check your accounts, if you have no administrator privilige, please login again! This driver has been blocked from loadingError code: 1275"  message, this is because it uses a 32 bit driver. You cant use these drivers under 64 bit. my solution worked really well. if you  want to use and need help configuring the PE, i can help.


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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2009-11-05, 22:11 PM

Thanks for your reply.  Could you point me to the exact BIOS update you used?  I used this one: http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/en/DriversDownLoads/drivers_show.aspx?ID=1350  it was reccomended by someone in another thread, and it only solved the brightness control and trackpad issue.

 

I'll check out BartsPE when I get home from work tonight, but if you could give me a direct link to download i'd appreciate that as well. 

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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2009-11-06, 10:18 AM

Hi,

 

Got the same problem...

 

Would you be so kind and tell me how to use Bart'sPE?

 

I don't know how to use this trange program :\

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Re: G530-4446-24U takes FOREVER to POST after BIOS update

2009-11-06, 17:28 PM

It is happening the same to me. I installed Windows 7 64 bits and did the BIOS update because of that issue with FN+f10 or f11.

 

Now it's working, but the BIOS starts after 1 minute. I was told that nothing will happend with the BIOS, the motherboard will be fine. A new BIOS update for WIndows 7 is coming, don't know when. I'll still use this BIOS update once the new one comes.

 

Nothing to do with this issue right now.

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