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SF
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Message 1 of 17

updating BIOS on 3000 C200

I have a 3000 C200 laptop (8922-5ng) with a BIOS version 61ET37WW 2.06.
I have tried to install a new version to handle a plug-in USB mouse which is not supported well on the version I had.
The version I tried to install is 63af08us 3.12.
However, I am unsuccessful in the installation and when rebooting to complete the update I get the following message:
STOP 0x0000007F (0x00000008, 0x80042000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
 
I tried to install several times and got the same error and the BIOS version was unchanged.
 
What can I do to solve the problem?
 
THANKS!!! 
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Message 2 of 17

Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200

As we see here, the most popular thing to cause this is hardware update.
Maybe you've not changed an AHCI mode after BIOS update?
Is BIOS update successfull? How did you exactly try to "install"(??) BIOS?
//help will save the world
SF
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Message 3 of 17

Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200

Thanks for trying to help.
 
I have not changed any hardware alongside the attempted BIOS update (to version 63af08us 3.12).
The new version of BIOS was taken from the following link:
 
I have tried to install the BIOS according to the instructions there (63af08us.txt  README for BIOS Update Utility).
The error occurs when the computer restarts itself at the end of the "installation".
The BIOS version remains unchanged (61ET37WW 2.06) and I get the message

STOP 0x0000007F (0x00000008, 0x80042000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

After rebooting the laptop everything works normally with the original BIOS. Just as if the BIOS update was never attempted.

I have read the link you sent on the above STOP message and it seems to refer to "double fault" but I do not know what to do with it. As I mentioned, after rebooting, everything works fine but the BIOS has the old version (61ET37WW 2.06)

I do not understand what you mean by "Maybe you've not changed an AHCI mode after BIOS update?"

Thanks!



Message Edited by SF on 05-16-2008 03:26 AM
SF
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Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200

 
I tried to install the BIOS update again, this time checking the box "Flash only if BIOS version is newer than system", the installation procedure is not finished and the I get the following message:
The current system BIOS is the same version (or newer) than the version you are trying to flash, so the BIOS will not be changed.
 
My BIOS version is, when looking at the system info screen before getting windows: 61ET37WW v2.06
The version I tried to install from the Lenovo site is:
63af08US 3.12

The BIOS version remains unchanged and the problem with the USB mouse still exists.
Can anyone help?
 
I'm using a Lenovo 3000 c200 with Windows XP home.
 
THANK YOU!
SF
jimmyl
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Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200

Thank god I'm not the only one with this problem.

 

PLEASE LENOVO!!! Help is needed!

SF
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Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200

I managed to solve the problem by first downgrading to a lower version of the BIOS and only then upgrading to the last version.

After the downgrading, I booted up and got a dark screen, and to overcome that I followed the instructions of a previous poster pressing a key. Then I upgraded to the last version (3.12) and everything worked well after rebooting.

 

This 2 step approach seems a little scary but it worked.

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

jimmyl
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Message 7 of 17

Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200

Yeah. I been trying to alter the BIOS with the downloads from Lenovo, but still have the samel problem..

 

Even tried 3.0 and gone from there, still can't change the bloody thing!! Smiley Sad

rtoland
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Message 8 of 17

Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200 - 63ET62W (04/30/07) to 61ET37WW (06/28/2007)

Yea, this 63af08us.exe Version 3.12, 7th Release BIOS upgrade thing is quite the drag!  
 
The BIOS upgrade literally doesn't work...although you wouldn't know it from watching the BIOS Update Utility erase and re-write the new 18 blocks.   
 
The BIOS Update Utility gives every indication of working correctly, right down to creating and dropping a bios.bak file in the C:\Drivers\WIN\FLASH\63af08us folder. 
 
The Utility even shuts the notebook down like it is suppose to. 
 
Then you enter the BIOS [via F1], to eyeball the version and discover it is still 63ET62W. I tried 3 times to upgrade from 63ET62W (04/30/07) to 61ET37WW (06/28/2007) tonight on my LENOVO 3000 C200, 8922-2AU and have given up. 
 
Something like this should just work.  This isn't brain surgery. Anybody have a clue?
Message Edited by rtoland on 01-26-2009 01:14 PM
Thank you
3000 C200 8922-2AU Laptop
Windows XP Pro
T5500(1.66GHz), 1.5GB RAM, 80GB 5400rpm HD, 15in 1024x768 LCD, Intel 950, CDRW/DVD, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, IEEE 1394, 6c Li-Ion batt.
sitzikbs
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Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200 - 63ET62W (04/30/07) to 61ET37WW (06/28/2007)

I have the exact same problem! is there a solution for this? is there another BIOS update cooking up that will fix everything? 
Message Edited by sitzikbs on 01-26-2009 08:10 AM
rtoland
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Message 10 of 17

Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200 - 63ET62W (04/30/07) to 61ET37WW (06/28/2007)

I hope somebody out there at Lenovo has something to contribute on this subject but I feel those of us with the problem are stuck in the mud for now.

 

I love your suggestion...a BIOS to fix the BIOS...that's funny, I don't care who you are!

Message Edited by rtoland on 01-26-2009 01:13 PM
Thank you
3000 C200 8922-2AU Laptop
Windows XP Pro
T5500(1.66GHz), 1.5GB RAM, 80GB 5400rpm HD, 15in 1024x768 LCD, Intel 950, CDRW/DVD, Intel 802.11abg wireless, Modem, 10/100 Ethernet, IEEE 1394, 6c Li-Ion batt.

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