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P330 tiny is not updating the new flash bios M1UKT65A via Vantage

2021-04-03, 17:36 PM

I have 2 identical P330 tiny workstations, model 30CF002SUS. One of them cannot update the new BIOS via Vantage M1UKT65A, the process proceeds as usual (this particular machine has never had a problem before updating BIOS via Vantage), after reboot the machine does not start, stays powered-on but no startup, no bios messages, nothing, blank screen.

 

I have tried downloading the OS update package, which is basically the same that Vantage does, and execute it as Admin, nothing, the same.

 

I tried to create a bootable USB with the ISO provided, but neither Rufus nor the Lenovo USB creation utility accept the ISO, report that there is a problem with this file, I downloaded it multiple times, always the same, I cannot burn it to a USB drive.

 

I also tried the package that can be simply copied into an empty FAT32 USB drive, but the BIOS complains about a signature problem or something when booting from this USB drive.

 

I had the machine in question in AIO mode with the TIO27 monitor, since that was the only difference with the other machine that installs successfully, I tried to update using the machine decoupled from AIO mode, nothing, same problem.

 

The BIOS stays in the current version, no damage was done as far as I can see, Win10 keeps working. My current BIOS is M1UKT62A.

 

Is there something I can do to fix this problem? Any help much appreciated.

 

Regards,

Martin

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P330 tiny is not updating the new flash bios M1UKT65A via Vantage

2021-04-04, 2:40 AM
I managed to run the 3rd option, to copy the update files into USB drive, then disable secure boot on BIOS and proceed... it did boot from USB and auto-start the BIOS update process, every step run normally, then the 1st restart, and then nothing... just like with Vantage
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Re:P330 tiny is not updating the new flash bios M1UKT65A via Vantage

2021-04-04, 22:20 PM

Hi, I have no solution but exatly the same problem. I tried all the options offered

via the exe (under Windows)
via the iso image
via the usb drive package

I am also currently at Version M1UKT62A. My configuration: i7-9700T, Quadro P620. Best regards

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Re:P330 tiny is not updating the new flash bios M1UKT65A via Vantage

2021-04-04, 23:32 PM

What burner did you use to burn the ISO into the USB driver, I tried Rufus and a Lenovo utility and both rejected the ISO file with something like it was a non-bootable ISO or something like that. My CPU is also stuck at turbo (4Ghz) speed without load, just 1% utilization, that I don't like it, I wonder if something was messed up with all those failed attempts to update the BIOS?

 

Thanks for the reply

 

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Re:P330 tiny is not updating the new flash bios M1UKT65A via Vantage

2021-04-05, 6:16 AM

Cant say about BIOS update, but regarding your remark of CPU running at max at no load. It seems to be a bit counter-intuitive, but current Intel's CPU lower clock frequency under load, not the other way around. So 4 Ghz at 1% load is pretty normal.

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2021-04-05, 11:48 AM
I solved that already, somehow the power plan was changed to High Performance, that was the reason for the CPU at max speed all times even with low utilization, I set "Lenovo default" and now it is dynamic, <.1.90Ghz when idle and goes Turbo when required. Thank you for your reply
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Re:P330 tiny is not updating the new flash bios M1UKT65A via Vantage

2021-04-05, 19:46 PM

You mentioned you have 2 identical P330 tiny workstations.  Have you been successfully able to upgrade one of the systems to BIOS M1UKT65A or have you only tried updating BIOS on one of your systems? 

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2021-04-05, 20:05 PM
One of my P330 installed the update without problem via Vantage, this machine has the exact configuration as the one that fails to install the update, both models are 30CF002SUS with 64GB RAM 1TB Samsung SSD and Quadro P1000, BIOS untouched (factory defaults), both were up to date with recommended updates from Microsoft and Lenovo
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Re:P330 tiny is not updating the new flash bios M1UKT65A via Vantage

2021-04-05, 20:21 PM

Can you try doing a BIOS boot block recovery with BIOS M1UKT62A (same BIOS version currently on the system) before updating to BIOS M1UKT65A? 

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Re:P330 tiny is not updating the new flash bios M1UKT65A via Vantage

2021-04-05, 20:36 PM
If it is not too much to ask for, could you please give some guidance or a link about how to do this boot block recovery? I will do it ASAP. Thanks!
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