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Valiant
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BIOS Update fail on T530 - Fail to do module option

I tried to update my BIOS on my T530 today.  Tried both 2.07 and 2.50 (I'm running 2.04).  I'm using the Windows app, not the BIOS CD.  With both 2.07 and 2.50, I get the following error message: "Fail to do module option. The utility process has not completed."  Can anyone help? 

 

I saw one thread that indicated this may be because I chose the option to keep my custom start up image when presented with the option, but I was afraid to choose anything else. 

 

FYI, now the Lenovo update utility doesn't even tell me there's a BIOS update available...it's listed in my installation history as a successful update!

 

Thanks for any help you can offer.

 

 

tripplec
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Re: BIOS Update fail on T530 - Fail to do module option

If you are on Windows 8 it is likely because you need to do a full shutdown. The default is hibernate shutdown for the next boot. Then there will be cold reboot after which if may finish the process. Windows 8 shutdowns are totally different process and the machine is never totally off.
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Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

Valiant
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Re: BIOS Update fail on T530 - Fail to do module option

Thanks, I did a little research on the Win8 boot process. Then I decided to use the ISO version of the BIOS update, and that worked just great. Thanks for clueing me in to what the problem might have been! I appreciate it.
tripplec
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Re: BIOS Update fail on T530 - Fail to do module option

Not problem, there is a key combo with the Shift or Cntrl key or something like that and doing the shutdown which unloads all rendering the Wiindows 8 system in true (Win7 equivalent) OFF. Just google Window 8 shutdown or hibernate. There is a lot on it out there. There is a way to change the OS to shut down that way by default but takes longer to boot each time. It is safer in my opinion since malware is not left loaded and running each time.
T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bit
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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