11-20-2014 01:48 PM - last edited on 11-20-2014 05:46 PM by zoltanthegypsy
I have a TP S1 Yoga (Model 20CDCTo1WW) running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. I utilize it mostly at work and have it hooked up to a Thinkpad Onlink Pro Dock. I use the dock to run two external monitors, for connecting to our network (through an ethernet cable) and utilize the USB ports on the front/back to hook up a wireless keyboard/mouse, for powering my phone and for thumbdrives. I had the problem of the Onelink having port "flapping" issues (network would disconnect and connect at random times) as discussed elsewhere in these forums. The solution that I found was to update the bios.
I proceeded to attempt to update the bios (which I had not done since I purchased it in January 2014). The current bios version is: GQET32WW (1.12), 1/22/2014. I downloaded the TP Yoga bios update utility for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Version 1.18. I read the README and then ran the utility. It installed the utility software to a location on the local drive ("c:" ) and then proceeded. I went through the setup screens, selecting the "Update ThinkPad BIOS" clicking through a few more text boxes (with the warning about not powering off, keeping it plugged in, etc) until it asked to reboot. I clicked OK to reboot, which it did. This is the next thinkg I seen on the screen:
I waited about 30 minutes and nothing. I left it on at work and came back ~12 hours later, still stuck on this screen. The power button did not turn it off no matter how long I held (1 minute) it. It would beep everytime I pressed and released it. I freaked until I found another article about a reset button on the bottom of the unit that you actived with a pin. This shut it down. I was able to start it up, unfortunately it did not update the BIOS.
I have tried this process a few more times repeating the steps above and then trying it by:
+changing the bios version (used V1.17)
+changing a few security settings in the bios
+running it as an administrator (by right clicking), I am running as a administrator
Everytime it gets stuck on this screen, I reset it and bios remains the same. I only have the power cable hooked up to the laptop (no dock attached) when doing this.
I have searched these forums and googled this for the last few days to no avail. I am assuming there is a setting within the bios that needs to be switched off???? Any help you would provide would be appreciated.
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07-26-2015 06:03 AM
Good news. I've managed to resolve the problem. Just in case anyone else has the same issue.
I reset the bios to factory settings, and disabled the secure boot entirely and it updated! You could try with just the latter first, else do a full reset.
If you reset you might find that the system won't boot from the hard/ss drive. You have to switch UEFI to "Both". At least that is what I found.
03-07-2016 03:11 AM
I confirm I had to reset settings to factory defaults before being able to upgrade (from 1.07 to 1.22). Deactivating Secure Boot was not sufficient. I updated from a USB key (image extracted from BIOS Update CD by El Torito).
08-10-2016 02:14 AM
02-20-2017 08:29 AM
I have an issue with the BIOS update too. I run Lenovo Companion -program and it is urging to update to the latest BIOS version 188.8.131.52 as the current BIOS is rather old 1.09. I follow the procedure ending up with the error; "Fail to do module option. The utility process has not completed." Dead end.
What to do next?