07-01-2009 09:02 AM - edited 07-01-2009 09:06 AM
Recently had M/B replaced due to failure and am now attempting to upgrade the BIOS to alleviate some issues that it has. I downloaded the 6duj32uc.iso and burned to CD as required for Vista 64 machines, booted from the CD and read instructions in option 1.
When I try to do option 2 to upgrade the system, I receive an error "Bios Directory not found." I tried burning with Nero, Magic ISO and some others (wasted 5 CD's) and get the same error each time. Any ideas?
Windows Vista Bus. 64
CPU Core 2 L9400 1.86G
07-01-2009 09:08 AM
We have released version 3.02 of the X200 tablet BIOS. The ISO files to burn a CD are 7wuj3luc.iso and are available here.
Could I ask you to try to get these and see if they burn properly. I hate to ask you to risk making another frisbee (since you have a small collection already by the sound of it) but this may be a way to a quicker solution than trying to debug the other file.
07-01-2009 09:26 AM
Burned the CD and did not get the error this time. However, I left my AC adapter at home this morning so will have to wait until this evening to really try the upgrade. Still wondering how I got to the old BIOS page unless my desktop cached it though.
Thanks for the quick reply and I'll update tonight as soon as I get a chance to run the update.
07-28-2009 09:32 AM - edited 07-28-2009 10:00 AM
12-04-2009 05:18 PM
I updated the BIOS to the x200 tablet 3.11 version and am now getting the same problem that many report here with 15 min boot times.
I checked the BIOS work around (disableing the Intel vT whatever) and both Intel vT items were already disabled.
Need help if anybody has a clue.
CPU Core 2 L9400 1.86G
12-10-2009 03:40 PM
this is stupendously incompetent, i think
ive used dozens of ASUS/Acer/MSI mobos over the years and never experienced anything like it
been thu every update since about 3.04 hoping there would be a fix (even a tantalizing message about fixing slow boot times in the 3.11 release notes )
downgrade to 2.06 fails here as well - the thing just never 'finishes'
12-13-2009 09:11 AM
Actually, the downgrade to 2.06 worked for my X200 tablet. I was stunned to see it actually boot normally after doing so.
Thank GOODNESS someone put that file on a server we could get at. I doubt I'll ever try to upgrade the BIOS on this laptop again.
12-19-2009 11:57 PM
suppose you ran the Windows updater?
installing windows + running the update would take a couple hours - id have to reboot about 8 times to recoup
the installer running from DOS/memdisk/GRUB just freezes and never finishes when using 2.06
12-28-2009 04:22 PM
Ref: X200 - 7448CTO
Guys, do I need to upgrade the BIOS after upgrading Vista to Windows 7? Reading so many problems with BIOS I am reluctant to do it. What would be the downside to NOT doing a BIOS upgrade?
Also, anyone knows the Blue ThinkVantage button function is after the Windows7 upgrade? I am assuming the Windows7 upgrade disc would do some magic in the background to update the ThinkVantage button. We are all facing the same problem, I guess. Any help here?
02-04-2010 04:25 AM
I am new to the forums and in need of help. I just updated my BIOS to 3.11 and have been experiencing 15-20 minute boot times. I have tried to reinstall BIOS and use bootable CD but both give me a message saying the version is identical to what is currently installed and won't let me override it. Any help???