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

2010-03-24, 7:07 AM

Ok, one more need came.

 

My Windows 7 reported that it was no longer activated. I presume this may be because the new BIOS does not falsely indicate that HDMI is part of the hardware set. This would look like a hardware change to the activation software.

 

I tried a simple reactivation, and reactivating using the windows 7 product key. 

 

Neither worked, so as the screen recommended, I used the phone-Microsoft method. The number is given for automated (re-) activation in this case.  I called it at midnight, well after working hours.

 

You may have to answer a question or so, and then go through a procedure which the Windows Activation screen provides.

 

You have to read off (by voice) about 9 six-digit numbers that it gives you. Then  you have to listen to the same amount of number blocks, and enter them into a form on the provided screen. It will repeat the blocks when you ask, and I repeated each of them after entry to be sure I had them correct.

 

Result was successful activation. I don't think there's anything Lenovo could have done to prevent this need to reactivate, as by the way Microsoft accounts it, hardware has changed.

 

Maybe other G530 hardware configurations won't need the reactivation, and if they do, you'll know from this experience not to be surprised.

 

Regards.

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

2010-03-24, 8:27 AM

 


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What about the wireless?


 

 

I think must install Power Management driver,Lenovo Hotkey Features,and ThinkVantage Access Connections to launch Fn+F5

 

power manager vista

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-71008

 

lenovo energy management win 7 64bit ( i think there is hotkey in this package)

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/in/en/DriversDownLoads/Drivers_Show_1967.html

 

 

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

2010-03-24, 10:21 AM

Keep in mind Cleo's comments earlier...

"Type 4446 should find drivers in www.lenovo.com/support."...

 

That said, the G530-4446-xx models are "not" consumer notebook supported. I would caution trial use of drivers from Lenovo's consumer site. Stick with the correct site ... and hang in there, or be satisfied for now with base W7 support--which has been more than sufficient.

 

As I've said earlier, W7 PRO/ULT 32 clean install and the Lenovo updated BIOS for the 4446-36U (in our customers' machines) has been without "user" issue. It works--albeit some subtle points that are worth waiting for Cleo to get the PM guys to udpate.

 

Enjoy. 

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

2010-03-24, 11:49 AM

Thanks Cleo, Chet, navarro and everyone else. Delayed POST gone rendering this laptop (4446), and its users, happy again.  Fn + Sound and Wireless down but not that important.  Will check for additional drivers for these functions and report back.

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

2010-03-24, 12:45 PM

If anybody can help me...please....

"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"

Send me PM or write me on my email....

buli_mkd@hotmail.com

Tnx in advance guys!

 

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

2010-03-24, 13:52 PM

Same problem there... need help!

 

 

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

2010-03-24, 17:38 PM

i have the same problem too

 

is that bios good for windows 7 64bit OS?

 

i have a TYPE4446-23U

 

thanks if there's any type of help!

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

2010-03-25, 5:28 AM

Man ..thank you soooo much... It works... i dont have the problem with the brightness anymore. But the hibernation and sleep problem are not fixed. It restarst when i put my computer to sleep and same happens when i try to hibernate my laptop. Do you have a workorund for this???

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

2010-03-25, 17:26 PM

 


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Man ..thank you soooo much... It works... i dont have the problem with the brightness anymore. But the hibernation and sleep problem are not fixed. It restarst when i put my computer to sleep and same happens when i try to hibernate my laptop. Do you have a workorund for this???


 

 

buli_mkd, I tried to give you a tip here in the message I'm writing now to replace, but in trying it out myself, that tip isn't possible - you can't troubleshoot sleep using Safe Mode booting on Windows 7, because Sleep isn't available in Safe Mode.

 

I think failing to Sleep or Hibernate is usually a problem with a mis-installed driver or a program that won't allow itself to be halted.

 

In other words, it's not usually a problem with machine or BIOS.

 

You could have installed a driver that's not fully compatible with 64-bit Windows, for example.

 

Or you could be running a background program or service which isn't fully compatible.

 

I looked for ways to troubleshoot, and found a set of troubleshooting procedures on a Microsoft forum that may help:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/e1c24527-4e7d-4acc-9d60-c8853727f705

 

Note that one of the procedures, Safe Boot, is explained on a linked page.

 

You can also look at your Windows 7 logs after your machine is running again after a failed Sleep or Hibernate. There may be clues there.

 

buli_mkd, good fortune on this. I'd suggest getting the help of a person or shop who is experienced, on this.

 

Regards,

Clive

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