04-08-2019 02:56 AM - last edited on 04-09-2019 02:14 AM by Andy_Lenovo
I bought the L390 today and after beginning to update all the drivers and stuff, I ran into an issure with the BIOS update.
The error im getting after the installation command prompt loops 3 times and stuck on the "Read bios image from file" line is so:
Fail to inizialize flash.
The utility process has not completed.
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04-09-2019 12:18 AM
Lenovo Vantage tries to update my BIOS but fails. This is how it goes down:
It starts the "ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utility" (Version 31.15), where I have to choose "Update ThinkPad BIOS". The two dialogues appear, where it states that the device should be plugged in at all times during the process. After selecting next in both steps, a few winflash64 windows pop up and close immidiately.
Then this error message pops up: "Fail to initiate flash. The utility process has not completed."
I tried downloading the utility manually and let it run as admin, but the error is still there.
What seems to be the problem here? I can't find this specific error elsewhere.
04-09-2019 02:22 AM
If you could please provide the information suggested by caveman31 that would certainly be helpful in reproducing the issue and eventual failure analysis.
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04-09-2019 04:36 AM - edited 04-09-2019 04:37 AM
System SKU LENOVO_MT_20NR_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad L390
This is the current BIOS Version/Date LENOVO R10ET20W (1.05 ), 14/11/2018
I do not know exactly which BIOS update I am trying to flash since I am updating through Lenovo vantage in there it is called just: "ThinkPad BIOS Update US - 10"
Having the exact same issue NB6 is having.
04-12-2019 06:26 AM