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Re: Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

2016-08-31, 6:45 AM

I had recently managed to update the stick to the windows 10 aniverssary update after being able to  have 16gb of hrad drive space available and then I started to re download all of the lenovo applications which I unfortunately downloaded the update BIOS application. After downloading the BIOS application and running it, the BIOS update messed up the stick. I get only the blue light flashing and nothing else on the screen. So it seems as though I bricked my device. Other than sending it to Lenovo to see if they can fix it or replaced, I am way over the 90 day warranty period. IS there a way to get the iso for the BIOS on a USB drive and see if that will get the stick up and running again? I have tried pressing all the F keys on my keyboard since I know the USB does work but I get nothing.

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Re: Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

2016-09-02, 3:00 AM

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I will see if the BIOS update helped the Windows booting problem, and/or if the freezer technique is a reliable bandaid.  I will report back.


Nope, but reformatting and installing Window 10, but NOT updating to the Anniversary upgrade, helped a LOT.  I now think it's the Intel chipset drivers, which otherwise appear to work OK, except for the full boot process (so, far any reboots after a "shutdown" do not fail).  It would be helpful if Lenovo had downloadable drivers, or even a factory recovery image.

 

UPDATE:  I had obtained the chipset drivers by having Device Manager "Update Driver Software", and it turns out that's not a good idea;  it's not the correct set of chipset drivers, and it created the above Windows booting problems for me.  Better to get the SOC_BYT_Win10_32.zip file for the Intel Compute Stick from the Intel site.  That seems to have eliminated my "boot loop" problems.  Sorry I don't have the link.


Does this work if the device is bricked? The machine doesn't turn on at all I just get blinking lights. if I add this to a USB drive and insert it, will it read it and boot up?

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Re: Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

2016-09-02, 13:25 PM

please try and let all of us know.

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Re: Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

2016-09-02, 16:02 PM

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Does this work if the device is bricked? The machine doesn't turn on at all I just get blinking lights. if I add this to a USB drive and insert it, will it read it and boot up?


NO. You can only apply that file in Windows, and it only affects Windows operations. Note that even Lenovo did not repair and send back my original Stick; they sent me a new one under warranty.

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Re: Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

2016-09-04, 17:39 PM

no have boot windows 7 in stick install windows 8.1

include usb instalatin windows 7 no indication pls help my

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Re: Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

2016-09-04, 17:47 PM

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no have boot windows 7 in stick install windows 8.1

include usb instalatin windows 7 no indication pls help my


To boot from other than the installed OS, you will have to turn off "Secure Boot" in the BIOS.

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Re: Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

2016-09-04, 19:26 PM

i disable Secure boot no have efect

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Re: Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

2016-09-04, 19:33 PM

You need to have the USB memory stick already inserted, before you reboot the Stick, but you probably did that.  Also, since you have both a USB keyboard and the bootable USB memory stick connected, that means you are using a USB hub.  Make sure you use a powered USB hub.

 

Also, the Stick will not boot a USB memory stick that is formatted for NTFS.  It must be FAT or FAT32.

 

I don't remember exactly the steps I did after I disabled Secure Boot, in order to get a USB memory stick to boot.  Search around in the BIOS settings.  You may (I don't remember) have to enable "Legacy Boot" or something like that.

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Re: Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

2016-09-05, 18:48 PM

Did not work at all the problem is the machine doesn't start. I just see the blinking light. I've escelated it with Lenovo services to se what will be done otherwise I will never again buy their products and will **bleep** make sure that no one else buys from them and or knows of the issues I have had the with the stick.

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Re: Is it possible to recovery BIOS on Idea Stick 300?

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