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rakecarter
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X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

I get the new X220 today and want to update the new bios because the "unexpected CPU throttling mode" problem.

But when i using system auto update, it can't found any new bios(my bios is 1.12) for my system.

So i manually download the 1.17bios from the lenovo websit.

but when i install it, it also failed to refresh and indicate as follow:

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The process does not recognize this system.

The process has been canceled.

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Could anybody tell me what the problem was?

My system is X220 4286-CTO, but i can't find my type on the web selection. And if I use autodetection,it confuse my system as X220i 4286-CTO.

I want to update to new bios.How can i do?

THX!!

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Message 2 of 17

Re: X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

Hi and welcome to the forum!

 

Try the bootable version:- http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018807

 

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Message 3 of 17

Re: X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

rakecarter,

what type-model number do you see on setup 1st screen? You can check and even update model number to manufacturer value yourself. Just launch winuptp from the directory where you've installed flasher with bios in. On the 2nd screen you'll see needed option.



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Re: X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

Rakecarter,

 

I have the same model as you.  My autodetect did not see bios v1.17, but I was able to download it and install it manually via the link.

 

My x220 shipped with 1.16, I wonder if you could sove your issue by upgrading to 1.16 first, and then trying 1.17?

x220 i7 (4286-CTO)
X1 Carbon Touch (i7/8GB)
hoang0100
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Message 5 of 17

Re: X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

hi, I do have the same model  X220 4286-CTO. but my laptop doesn't let me in. I saw you guys talked about download bios . Do you download from x220 or from another laptop ? please help me , when I just on , they ask me boot menu . I don't know what to do


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Re: X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

hoang0100, my apologies as I haven't understood you clearly...
May be you try flash BIOS via setup after laptop boots?

The BIOS flashing process is simple - just download the BIOS image and Update Utility (in one pack) from Lenovo's web site. Presently the last version of BIOS is 1.17, direct link on US site for your laptop model is here http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS018805.

Download and launch exe file, setup process will start. You'll be promptetd the path where files will be extracted. At the end of installation process you'll be asked to start the flashing process automatically. Close all applications, plug-in AC adapter and start. You'll see the process. Don't do anything on laptop during that process, about one minute. At the end your laptop will be rebooted. That's end. Also you'll get backup copy of your current BIOS, that file has name bios.bak.
Note you can flash new BIOS or re-flash manually by launching winflash.exe.

Cheers



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ThinkPad 25 Special Anniversary Edition. #retro. Signed by D.Hill
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Re: X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

Sorry to make you confused .I am not good at computer so sometimes I have difficulties to explain. This is my configuration :

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        45M4571   VBB 4GBPC3-10600DDR3 1333SODMM      
        45M4839   SBB KEYBOARDUS ENGLISH      
        0A69644   SBB NO FINGERPRINT READER      
        0A69658   SBB NO CAMERA      
        0A69650   SBB 250GB HRDDSK DRV,5400RPM      
        0A68287   SBB NO MSSDRIVE      
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        44C7950   SBB INT WRLSSWDAREANTWRK UPGR      
        0A69659   SBB LANGUAGE PACK US ENGLISH

I got problem to start up . I just got my laptop yesterday and they open a windown about boot menu : ATA HDDO HITACHI and PCI LAN , and Apllication Menu : diagnostic splash screen. When I click "diagnostic splash screen" . they show me about system BIOS and video BIOD shadowed and My bios version 1.16 . what should I do ?

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Message 8 of 17

Re: X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

Fortunately you havn't any problem with your laptop. As you don't have OS like Windows you see the simple menu for boot drive selection. Just select HDD and you'll boot in PC DOS environment. PCI LAN means you can boot from LAN if you have that one and there is an appropriate server and service in that. The last item is for simplest diagnognostic of your laptop.

 

About BIOS. Your laptop hasn't got the latest BIOS version. But as the version 1.17 seems not includes new features or bugs fix you do not have to update your BIOS to 1.17.

 

Cheers



x220 • Gobi 2000 3g | hdd, msata ssd, wwan, wifi, gps -- unique hand-made config
ThinkPad 25 Special Anniversary Edition. #retro. Signed by D.Hill
T470p | X1 Carbon Gen3 | Miix 2 10" | Yoga Tablet 2-1050F (Android) + BT Keyboard
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rakecarter
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Message 9 of 17

Re: X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

Thanks a lot for help!!!!

I have asked the US Lenovo engineer and he gave me an drivers support address from IBM website(not lenovo). The website only support 1.16 bios. I updated my X220 successfully to 1.16

After a few days, I check again that website for 1.17 bios, and I found that the website has been deleted and IE automatic linked to lenovo support website with revision. I successful updated my bios to 1.17 from this lenovo website.

Today I found that a new version bios 1.19 has been released.

I download the new version from this lenovo website which I have successful update 1.17 bios from. But, the error occurred again!

----------------------------------------------------------------

The process does not recognize this system.

The process has been canceled.

----------------------------------------------------------------

What the problem was!!

THX!!

rakecarter
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Message 10 of 17

Re: X220 4286-CTO can't update new bios

dhackett

 

Thanks a lot!

 Are you able to update your system to 1.19 version?

My system is I7  4286-CTO with Gobi 3000. Is it same to you?

THX!

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