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Bios image file cannot be found

2008-04-16, 16:34 PM
I have had all sorts of system issues since updating to Vista SP1 last weekend.  I have downloaded the new Bios, but it gives me the following:  Bios image file cannot be found.  The utility process has not completed.

Any ideas?

I am about to throw this unit out the window... and I am pretty computer savvy.  I can imagine what it must be like for a novice user.... (gets off soap box and awaits help).
Mike

OS Name    Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business
Version    6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer    LENOVO
System Model    R61    8918CTO
Processor    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T8300  @ 2.40GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date    LENOVO 7KETB0WW (2.10 ), 1/21/2008

Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory    2.00 GB
Available Physical Memory    1.08 GB
Total Virtual Memory    4.93 GB
Available Virtual Memory    3.62 GB
Page File Space    3.00 GB
Page File    C:\pagefile.sys
Readyboost 4.00 GB

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Re: Bios image file cannot be found

2008-04-17, 18:06 PM
michael56555, welcome to the forum,
 
have you tried using the bootable cd image file for updating your bios? It's linked to underneath the normal download file.

Andy  

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Re: Bios image file cannot be found

2008-04-17, 21:54 PM
The page instructions state if you are using Vista with SP1 you _must_ use the bootable CD method.



This BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS (system program including the Embedded Controller (EC) program) stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

The following operating systems are supported:
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition and Professional)
- Microsoft Windows 2000

Notes:
(1*) If Windows Vista 64-bit is already installed on your system, then you must use the bootable CD ISO format of this BIOS update.


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Re: Bios image file cannot be found

2008-04-18, 0:08 AM
Thank you, I will try that.

~Mike

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Re: Bios image file cannot be found

2008-04-18, 7:16 AM


likuidkewl wrote:
The page instructions state if you are using Vista with SP1 you _must_ use the bootable CD method.



Read again, the cd version must be used with 64 Bit Vista, it says nothing about SP1.

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Re: Bios image file cannot be found

2008-04-18, 18:39 PM
My bad! I swear I read that somehwere... 
/me Note to self read the pagea again! :P

Mike - did that fix it for you?


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Re: Bios image file cannot be found

2008-04-22, 22:19 PM
Don't feel bad about not reading the fine print.  Even though the bios update shows for the R61, the fine print did not list the 8918cto as one of the models the Bios update was slated for.  So I guess it wouldn't allow me to install it.  My problem was really trying to find out how to make SP1 work on my computer.  I am going to start a new post explaining that problem....what a nightmare it has been.
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