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M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-03, 11:38 AM

I would like to update my M92P BIOS to latest version which published at 2018 Dec. I am using the bios version 9SKT98AUS. However, I have tried to flash the bios on windows 10 1809 and DOS command prompt. But it displays the following error:

 

afuwin.exe image9s.cap /p /n /r /sp /q /b /defans /capsule:0
Processing update BIOS, please wait...
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| AMI Firmware Update Utility v5.09.02.1384.07.B608.LV |
| Copyright (C)2017 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Child process failed. Return code: 24

 

Anyway to fix this issue? Or can it force to flash the bios? 

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-03, 22:01 PM

I don't know about your failure but I just flashed the same BIOS on the same machine by burning the ISO file to a CD-RW and booting from it.  Worked just fine.

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-05, 9:02 AM

But it didn't work for me. I use rufus to create usb media and copy those files to the usb and flash bios via that usb...

I would like to know anyway to flash the bios

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-05, 14:51 PM

I don't know why your USB method failed. Did you boot from the USB or did you try to run the flash program after booting into Windows?

 

If you've got a DVD burner, try the CD method.  Download the ISO file, burn it to the CD, then boot from the CD.  With the CD in your DVD drive, you'll have to restart the computer and hit F12 (multiple times as soon as you restart) to bring up the boot order menu.  Use the arrow keys to select the CD.  This method has worked for me and others on this forum.

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-05, 15:12 PM

By far, the simplest and most reliable way to update the BIOS is to burn the ISO to a CD.  

 

In some cases, it may not be possible to go to the latest version in one go, interim steps are necessary.  Going to the prior version, at the bottom of the main BIOS page for your system has worked for some, then to the latest. 

 

 

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-05, 15:16 PM

I do not have the CDROM so that I can upgrade via the CDROM. Besides, I don't think it is different using USB. But I have tried on windows 10 1903 but still no luck

 

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-05, 15:30 PM

Here is the USB drive process I just documented in another thread.  It is completely unclear what file you are downloading, the specific model / size of your system, and whether your BIOS settings would interfere with this USB boot. 

 

"Format a USB drive with Rufus and freeDOS, leave all else at default.  Download and extract the "USB Drive UEFI BIOS Flash Package" zip file from the Lenovo support page for your system.  Copy ALL those files to the USB drive.  Do a restart to boot from the USB.  Answer No to the questions regarding updating the model and serial number.  Do not interrupt the process or remove USB drive until it says your BIOS is at the same or older version, there will be 2-3? reboots. "

 

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-05, 17:03 PM

I will try to find a cdrom and boot it to update the bios. However, where do I find the upgrade path?

The existing version of the bios is 9SKT98AUS.

The file I have downloaded as following link

https://support.lenovo.com/hk/zh/downloads/ds029265

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-05, 17:51 PM

You're at ver. 98.  Start with the current (ver. 9C), if that fails to install, go to ver. 9B, download from 3/4 of the way down that same page, if that installs, then try 9C again.   (try each install 2 - 3 times if the first try fails)

 

When you tried the USB drive update before, did you do same as the process as I described above, exactly?  If not, then try that before procuring a CD drive. 

 

 

Edit:  you are not far from the current version, I doubt that you need to make an interim step.   

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-05, 17:54 PM

Where can I download these version? It seems not provided on the web.

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-05, 18:17 PM

At the link you provided 3 posts above. 

 

Because it is possible to permanently damage the system with an erroneous BIOS update.  I recommend that you take your system to an authorized Lenovo reseller/repairer, and have them do the BIOS update for you. 

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-05, 20:06 PM

FWIW, I was able to update my M92p that was 16 revisions (and 4 years) behind to the latest BIOS in one step with the boot the CD ISO method.

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-06, 9:54 AM

I don't think there are differences between CDROM and USB upgrade BIOS. 

Besides, attached the screenshot of the bios upgrade failed screen. Does anyone know what is the cause of the upgrade failed?

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-06, 12:33 PM

1)  If you Google the exact error message, there are lots of threads, almost all on the Lenovo forums, you can read through that may give you a clue.  

 

2)  You haven't said how many BIOS levels behind your machine is.  If you are trying to update more than 2 or 3 levels, try updating just one level and see if that works.  If it does, then update 2 levels, etc.  There have been reports here that some people have not been able to update from a several year old BIOS to the latest version.  I did not have that problem but maybe I was lucky.

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-06, 15:19 PM

1. I have search via google but no solution provided 

 

2. My original bios version is 9SKT98AUS. For the 1 level is 9SKT99A...but I didn't available from the web site https://support.lenovo.com/hk/zh/downloads/ds029265 . It is only available 9SKT9CA and 9SKT9BA.  There are no older version

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-06, 16:25 PM

What is the date of your current BIOS?  Is there some problem you think the updated BIOS will solve?  Did you try updating the the BA level?  I have no other suggestions.  Good luck.

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-06, 18:10 PM

1. as I know, it shall be 2017 mid.

2. I think there is no way to solve by myself.

3. yes, but it still no luck.

 

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-06, 18:47 PM

Have to tried to update via Lenovo System UPdate?  I have updated my ThinkPad BIOS several times using this and never had a problem.  Have you watched this video?  https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/videos/vid100779

 

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-07, 16:01 PM

I have tried for 3 three years ago that is using windows 7. But I don't know why it can not detect the machine model (M92P).

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-07, 16:22 PM

I'm out of ideas.  If I were in your situation, I would try uninstall system update, download the latest version from the Lenovo website, re-install it and try again.  If it doesn't work, post the error message and maybe someone else will be able to help.  Good luck.

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Re: M92P: Failed to update bios to the latest version

2019-06-07, 22:19 PM

I have tried and it just runs the same command on windows.  But the results are the same.

 

 

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