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ola_erik
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Registered: ‎08-23-2018
Location: SE
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BIOS update gives me: 18 - Error: Unable to start a Secure Flash session. Child process failed.

afuwin.exe IMAGEF1.CAP /p /r
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| AMI Firmware Update Utility v3.03.01 |
| Copyright (C)2012 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
Reading flash ............... done
Secure Flash enabled, recalculate ROM size with signature...
- FFS checksums ......... ok
Loading capsule to secure memory buffer ... done
18 - Error: Unable to start a Secure Flash session.

Child process failed. Return code: 24

C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\F1JY74USA>

 

I have tried:

using OS flash tool,

burn ISO to CD,

boot from USB,

enter serial & model # in BIOS update process

 

all produce the same error message 

BIOS settings have no restrictions visible in BIOS settings such as passwords. 

 

 

My present BIOS is: F1KT22AUS

My model # is: 3493EQG

ola_erik
Paper Tape
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-23-2018
Location: SE
Views: 2,467
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Re: BIOS update gives me: 18 - Error: Unable to start a Secure Flash session. Child process failed.

It is working now, after I tried
F1JY73USA
in stead of
F1JY74USA

 

https://support.lenovo.com/se/sv/downloads/ds029433

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