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ExodusBro
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Registered: ‎05-28-2013
Location: Canada
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Message 1 of 18

P580 Bios update for windows 8 failure

The following bios update failed and bricked my laptop. It will not boot from any device, and you cannot enter the bios as now there is a password that did not exist before.  When the laptop tries to boot it gets an error saying there is no boot device and reads the following:
EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (mac address) boot failed
Checking media (Fail)
EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (mac address) boot failed
Then a blue box appears underneath saying:
Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed
Insert Recovery Media and hit any key
The Select Boot Manager to choose a new Boot
Device or to Boot Recovery Media
But it does not work. If you try to enter the bios it asks for a password, but no password was enabled before.
I know the password issues have been a problem in the past from searching here in the forums. However My computer is completely useless now. I can't even perform a reinstall.
Has anyone else experienced this problem? Please help.
 
BIOS Update for Windows 8 (64-bit) - Notebook
Supported Systems
  • Lenovo G480 (2184,20149)
  • Lenovo G580 (2189,20150)
  • Lenovo G780
  • IdeaPad N580
  • IdeaPad N581
  • IdeaPad P580
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
BIOS Update for 64-bit Windows - 5ecn96ww.exe 4.42MBWindows 8 64bit9624 Apr 2013
ExodusBro
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Message 2 of 18

Re: P580 Bios update for windows 8 failure

seems to be a lot of bios related issues with Lenovo products in these forums.  Can anyone help? Please.

tresho
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Message 3 of 18

Re: P580 Bios update for windows 8 failure

Thanks for the warning. Do you have a photo of the BIOS screen asking you for a password? I have not seen this. I have seen the exact same sequence of error messages when I attempted to clone the OEM HDD using Macrium Reflect & I believe this problem is one of the formatting of the HDD, and not related to the BIOS as such.
tresho
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Message 4 of 18

Re: P580 Bios update for windows 8 failure

There are actually 2  BIOS's in the N580 as set up for Win8.  The regular BIOS & the UEFI  BIOS.    I was working on installing a different HDD & somehow stumbled into the UEFI BIOS for a while.  I'm not sure how I got there & I haven't been able to get back since.  I am still getting used to what that means.   I suspect many of those of post about N580 BIOS are as in the dark as I am.

ExodusBro
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Message 5 of 18

Re: P580 Bios update for windows 8 failure

I wasn't installing or formatting a hard drive.  Just doing a bios update. Already been running windows 8 since launch day. So my problem at least is something to do with the bios itself

Sirius
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Registered: ‎05-29-2013
Location: Cambodia
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Message 6 of 18

Re: P580 Bios update for windows 8 failure

Hi! I've just encountered exactly the same problem as you too. I accidentally stumpled upon a solution while experimenting the boot setting in my Lenono G480. From my experience, to boot into Win 8 again, you need to change the setting in the boot menu to "Legacy Support". Here is the step:

1. Restart

2. Press F2

3. Go to "Boot"

4. In Boot mode, select "Legacy Support"

 

It somehow fixed. But i don't whether this is good for Win 8 x64 as "Legacy Support" is not recommended for Win 8 x64.

ExodusBro
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Message 7 of 18

Re: P580 Bios update for windows 8 failure

I can't because it randomly generated a password and get get into the bios and the boot menu list no options

barzalou
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Registered: ‎06-02-2013
Location: Canada
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Message 8 of 18

Re: P580 Bios update for windows 8 failure

Thank you so much... You just saved my but

ExodusBro
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Message 9 of 18

Re: P580 Bios update for windows 8 failure

Hey Lenovo! Anyone read this stuff? How do we fix this? Please help....

Johansmit
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Registered: ‎09-17-2013
Location: Muiderberg
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Message 10 of 18

Re: P580 Bios update for windows 8 failure

I followed your advice and it worked! Many thanks. However, do you know if I now have to replace the old bios version? Or is it OK now en my lap will start normally again? Greetings, Johan Smit from the Netherlands

 

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