11-20-2014 01:48 PM - last edited on 11-20-2014 05:46 PM by zoltanthegypsy
I have a TP S1 Yoga (Model 20CDCTo1WW) running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. I utilize it mostly at work and have it hooked up to a Thinkpad Onlink Pro Dock. I use the dock to run two external monitors, for connecting to our network (through an ethernet cable) and utilize the USB ports on the front/back to hook up a wireless keyboard/mouse, for powering my phone and for thumbdrives. I had the problem of the Onelink having port "flapping" issues (network would disconnect and connect at random times) as discussed elsewhere in these forums. The solution that I found was to update the bios.
I proceeded to attempt to update the bios (which I had not done since I purchased it in January 2014). The current bios version is: GQET32WW (1.12), 1/22/2014. I downloaded the TP Yoga bios update utility for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Version 1.18. I read the README and then ran the utility. It installed the utility software to a location on the local drive ("c:" ) and then proceeded. I went through the setup screens, selecting the "Update ThinkPad BIOS" clicking through a few more text boxes (with the warning about not powering off, keeping it plugged in, etc) until it asked to reboot. I clicked OK to reboot, which it did. This is the next thinkg I seen on the screen:
I waited about 30 minutes and nothing. I left it on at work and came back ~12 hours later, still stuck on this screen. The power button did not turn it off no matter how long I held (1 minute) it. It would beep everytime I pressed and released it. I freaked until I found another article about a reset button on the bottom of the unit that you actived with a pin. This shut it down. I was able to start it up, unfortunately it did not update the BIOS.
I have tried this process a few more times repeating the steps above and then trying it by:
+changing the bios version (used V1.17)
+changing a few security settings in the bios
+running it as an administrator (by right clicking), I am running as a administrator
Everytime it gets stuck on this screen, I reset it and bios remains the same. I only have the power cable hooked up to the laptop (no dock attached) when doing this.
I have searched these forums and googled this for the last few days to no avail. I am assuming there is a setting within the bios that needs to be switched off???? Any help you would provide would be appreciated.
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