01-04-2019 09:51 AM - edited 01-04-2019 09:55 AM
After changing some settings in the BIOS (desactivation of some devices: WIFI, Camera, Ethernet, Fingerprint reader...) for troubleshooting a linux issue I had. The laptop now bootloops right after the Lenovo logo with the folowing message displayed for barely a second: "Configuration changed - Restart the system"...
It's absolutely impossible to get to the BIOS, I can get to the boot menu via the F12 Key but any option I choose (BIOS, Diagnostics...) gets immediately the same message and it restarts.
I got the laptop less than a month ago, it's my first Lenovo. I have to say, my confidence in the brand is not super high right now.
Please help me figure this out!
01-05-2019 12:37 AM
I have the same issue for the same reason. I was disabling sound, Bluetooth, fingerprint, in bios and it now boot loops with configuration changed.
Is there no way to reset the bios?
01-05-2019 11:30 AM
No idea if it will help, but have you tried the emergency reset hole?
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01-05-2019 12:20 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. Here's what I tried
Pressing F1 results in loop after saying Configuration Changed, does not go into BIOS.
Pressing F12 shows the boot menu successfully, but picking any option results in Configuration Changed loop
Letting it boot loop for 30 times, hoping it would go away
Pressing the ER button 10 seconds, flipping it over and trying, results in Configuration Changed loop
Pressing the ER button several times, then holding it for a long time, then turning it on results in Configuration Changed loop
Holding the ER button, then also holding power for several seconds, then releasing the power, then releasing the ER button, then starting it results in Configuration Changed loop
After each test I let it boot loop 5 times to see if it would go away, but it does not.
The only in I have so far is that the boot menu is shown when pressing F12, but selecting any boot option, and any app option results in Configuration Changed loop.
01-07-2019 02:48 AM
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Engineers are looking into this and so far they have reported that the trigger appears to be disabling Audio.
@Snowisnej Could you please confirm that audio / sound is something which you had disabled?
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01-07-2019 02:51 AM - edited 01-07-2019 06:20 AM
I can confirm I indeed disabled audio. So this error is reproducible, good to know I'm not alone.
01-07-2019 02:06 PM
Just to be double clear, my issue is on the ThinkPad P1 with a Xeon, not the X1 Extreme. I realize they are practically identical, just wanted to be clear.
01-09-2019 02:33 AM
There is no differences between P1 and X1 Extreme for Audio I/O Port Disable feature on BIOS Setup.
On the other hand, I'm curious why you had disabled Audio I/O Port on BIOS Setup? For customer Snowisnej, he seemd to change those settings for Linux troubleshooting. Is it quite often behavior for Linux users to disable some I/O ports?
01-09-2019 08:49 AM