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curiousgeorge
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No bios after lenovo update utility installed new one

As mentioned in the subject, Lenovo update utility suggested a BIOS update.  The update seemed to go fine but when finished the computer would not boot.  It cannot find media.  There are some blue blurbs and retries but ultimately the computer no longer has a bios.

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Re: No bios after lenovo update utility installed new one

Hello Curiousgeorge

Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.


It is usually not a good idea to update the BIOS unless there is something that can definitely be fixed by it, for a deep running issue, and even then, usually as a last resort option, as such in this case, it can easily brick a unit.

 

See if you are able to perform a factory reset on the unit, this should reset the unit to factory settings.

Note: Please back up all your data as running this reset will delete any data on your machine

1. Turn the machine off and press the recovery button which is located usually next to the power button. If you have a desktop machine you will need to power the machine back on and keep tapping the F2 key.
2. Use the arrow keys and press enter on system recovery. ( Desktop users can skip this)
3. Select “restore from the initial backup” and then “Next”.
4. Click “start” and accept the warning messages.
Length of time can vary depending on the speed of the machine.

 If these steps do not work I would recommend, that you call your local Lenovo support line for a possible service. Below is the link to the phone list where you can find these numbers

 

Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.


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curiousgeorge
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Re: No bios after lenovo update utility installed new one

As i said, it wont do anything....

curiousgeorge
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Re: No bios after lenovo update utility installed new one

I seem to have solved my issue.  I am not exactly sure but being on a laptop I held the Fn key and pressed F2 repeatedly and it entered the bios.  Once there I changed the boot from UEFI to legacy support and enabled BIOS back flash.  upon saving changes and rebooting, the computer booted into windows.

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