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NicoleGrace
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Message 1 of 18

BIOS Update for Z370 won't load

Hoping someone can help me with my IdeaPad Z370 that won't take the BIOS update that is on the Lenovo Website.

My system is running Windows 7 64 bit so I downloaded the BIOS update 4ACN38WW64.

When I run it from Windows after unzipping, it just flashes and goes away...if I run the AutoRun64.bat file from the DOS prompt I get:

 

Link to image

 

Not sure why it appers to not support my video card? My card is :

Graphics.PNG

 

Anybody have any idea as to how I can get my system to update my BIOS?

Thanks in advance...

 

PS the reason I am trying to update my BIOS is because I am experiencing Demonic Possession of my keyboard.Smiley Sad periodically my keyboard takes on a mind of its own and opens folders when I type keys instead of behaving like a keyboard...this makes me sad.

 

Moderator note: images larger than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules

 

ishaan
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Message 2 of 18

Re: BIOS Update for Z370 won't load

HI
Didi you try running winphlash.exe to flash the bios? Do you get any error in that too?
For the gpu, i suspect you have switched over to the integrated gpu. For reverting to the nvidia gpu, use the optimus switch which is on the right of the touchpad.

Capture.PNG

Also see if it is graphic setting is set to optimus in bios.

 Capture1.PNG

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bgfff
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Message 3 of 18

Re: BIOS Update for Z370 won't load

Hi, 

I'm running winphlash.exe but  which bios file to I choose as 4ACNXXXX.WPH? Thanks!

ishaan
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Re: BIOS Update for Z370 won't load


@bgfff wrote:

Hi, 

I'm running winphlash.exe but  which bios file to I choose as 4ACNXXXX.WPH? Thanks!



Have you gone through this readme?

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Message 5 of 18

Re: BIOS Update for Z370 won't load

Hi ishaan,

I can't follow it because there is no 

4acn38ww 64.exe

that is why I want to do it with WinPhlash64, but I have to chose between 4ACN38WA.wph, 4ACN38WD.wph and 4ACN38WE.wph 

 

what is the right one?

ishaan
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Message 6 of 18

Re: BIOS Update for Z370 won't load

Hi
While booting, access your bios and see the bios version stated in the information tab and post back its name.
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Message 7 of 18

Re: BIOS Update for Z370 won't load

4ACN33WW

ishaan
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Message 8 of 18

Re: BIOS Update for Z370 won't load

It's gettin more confusing now. The bios update should beending with ww also. If i ask, are trying a bios update to solve a problem or just like a regular update? If it is a problem, state it?
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Message 9 of 18

Re: BIOS Update for Z370 won't load

Hi ishaan, 

 

could you just download the bios update and take a look at it? you will then see what I mean. 

 

Or should I try to contact lenovo directly?

bgfff
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Message 10 of 18

Re: BIOS Update for Z370 won't load

If I understand correctly, 

 

you are asking me if I want to do the bios update because there is a problem with the laptop?

 

There are a few issues and I was hoping that the bios update would solve at least one of them. But even if there were no issues I would still want to do the update that might enhance performance. 

 

I guess that I I have to choose between 3 WinPhlash updates because there is an i3, i5 and i7 version of the laptop. I have the i7 version. Does that help?

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