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mayid
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Message 11 of 17

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

Anybody founded a solution? Lenovo 3000 C200 seems to be a disaster managing USB. My pendrives get disconnected after 30 seconds.

 

I tried to upgrade the BIOS. But after the BIOS backup, i get a blue error screen instead of a successful message for flashing new BIOS.

ozzi
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Location: Pakistan
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Message 12 of 17

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

Hi mayid and other posters,

 

Though I stumbled upon this string of posts somewhat late, I did so coz I was encountering the same issue. I have a Lenovo N100 0768-BYG model, though the BIOS for C200 and N100 are the same. The only difference is that the BIOS version 63ET62W is meant for Windows vista only models and 61ET37WW is for the XP preloaded models. However the BIOS update utility 63af08US contains both these versions and these are the latest bios updates for the vista and XP models. So you can't update from 63ET62W (vista only) to 61ET37WW (XP) only. However the sad part is that even with XP on your lenovo c200 or n100, the only bios update you get is for the vista version i.e 63ET62W (version 1.08) instead of 61ET37WW (ver 2.06), even when the bios update utility 63af08US (ver 3.12) is meant for XP only models. The fact is that after extracting the contents of the 63af08US file, you find that it has the same file contents as for the 63af07US bios update (version 3.11) and this only has 63ET62W (version 1.08) for vista models and 61ET36WW (ver 2.05) for XP. Hence the latest update 63af08US doesn't do what it is claimed to be doing and one can't even get the XP bios versions from all the previous releases of the BIOS utilities. 

 

One cannot curse Lenovo enough for these huge blunders and mismanagement regarding the support that these guys are giving for their products. There are short battery life issues (8-10 months) on-board realtek soundcard becoming absolutely dead, no HD resolution from the Intel 945 chipset Apparently disabled 1920x1080 resolution in the video bios). But then again, what is there that some multinationals not do to make a quick buck by attracting a certain market demographic or selling their newer models due to skewed marketing tactics.

 

Regards,

 

Ozzi 

ozzi
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Message 13 of 17

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

Ok mayid so basically what you can do to bypass the blue scree error is to first flash the BIOS file 63af03us and when the system restarts and the OS loads (ignore the low res and the driver install messages) install the 63AF08US again, which will give you the bios version 63ET62WW (ver 1.08), though it is meant for vista. this will fix your USB issues though in my case it restricted the graphics card from giving a display out on any external monitor.

 

regards,

 

Ozzi 

ozzi
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Message 14 of 17

Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200

SF the bios file 63af08US 3.12 has the bios version 61ET37WW v2.06 and as this is the latest version, you really cannot update any further.

 

regards

ozzi
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Message 15 of 17

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

rtoland, if it still helps, please see my reply to mayid's post.

vsvinay
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Registered: ‎02-11-2013
Location: Bhubaneswar
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Message 16 of 17

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

Thanks a ton ozzi, u have saved me from this problem, as i was always trying to update the bios by latest one and cant due to blue screen error, but trying ur tips finally everything just turned good  Smiley Happy Smiley Happy
Request to all posters plz follw this if  u have same problem with bios......... u will find lots of posts, but this is the working one... Hatts off to OZZI Smiley Happy Smiley Happy Smiley Happy



ridercamper
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Location: US
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Message 17 of 17

Re: updating BIOS on 3000 C200

Was finally able to upgrade BIOS by putting in an old hard drive and installing Windows XP Pro.  The program 63af08us installed with no problems.  Could not get it to run with Windows 10.

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