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WolfgangAlpha
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[S531] UUID invalid, how to flash BIOS?

Hi there!

 

My Lenovo Thinkpad S531 gives me an error message whenever I restart the computer which says that the UUID is invalid. This does not affect the performance but is really annoying due to the beeping noises.

 

I found out that this error can be solved by using the WinPhlash.exe to backup the BIOS. Unfortunately, the program shows me the error code -100: BCPSYS block signature was not found.

What can I do to avoid this error message or how can I reenter the UUID of the motherboard to the BIOS. I do not have a warranty anymore and every part is an original part from Lenovo.
I use Windows 7 64bit.

 

Please help me, because I feel like I searched through all the internet and that I pretty much found out how to get rid of this annoying error but another error prevents me from doing so.

 

Thank you and have a nice day!

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Re: [S531] UUID invalid, how to flash BIOS?

When you look at the BIOS screen, does the UUID appear as zeros or as some junk number?


Rich


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Re: [S531] UUID invalid, how to flash BIOS?

Hi richk,

 

the BIOS shows the number like the following:

 

Machine Tyoe Model    Invalid

System-unit serial number    Invalid

System board serial number    Invalid

UUID    ffffffff-ffffffff-fff...

 

Apparently you need the Lenovo Hardware Maintenance Disk to reset those numbers but I could not really figure out how to get this disk. 

Also I tried to flash the BIOS with WinPhlash (I have a Phoenix BIOS) but it also gives me error messages.

 

It seems like I knew how to get rid of the error, but my system does not allow me to operate the solution.

 

Help is appreciated.

 

Thank you

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Re: [S531] UUID invalid, how to flash BIOS?

Only dealers and service providers have the disk. 


Rich


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Re: [S531] UUID invalid, how to flash BIOS?

@WolfgangAlpha...

 

As richk relates, the resource is restricted.

 

You may want to contact Service (info below) and inquire about a servicer near you who could assist.

 

(I've marked this thread as answered)

 

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