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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:17 am 
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I have a T21 2647-97U. The bios is at version 1.11. I downloaded the 1.16 update. When I run it it seems to work normally. The unit powers off as it should. When I power it back on the bios is still at 1.11. Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:47 pm 
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Is your CMOS battery still working?
Did you update via floppy: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloa ... IGR-4PJN8Y
or in Windows: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloa ... D=DS003383

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:25 pm 
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I think the CMOS battery is working. The clock and date are correct.
I tried the floppy update and got "non-system disk" error.
Tried the Non-diskette version in Windows and it seemed to work fine until I powered back on and the Bios was still at the same version.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:22 pm 
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Just to be clear, the diskette version is an executable file which needs to be run on your computer. It then creates a bootable diskette (just follow the instructions). If you simply copied the spsdkz34.exe onto a blank floppy, then that explains the "non-system disk" error message.

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rkawakami wrote:
Just to be clear, the diskette version is an executable file which needs to be run on your computer. It then creates a bootable diskette (just follow the instructions). If you simply copied the spsdkz34.exe onto a blank floppy, then that explains the "non-system disk" error message.


Either the exe will make a bootable floppy or you need a utility called loaddskf (or whatever its called).

Also, it is advisable to remove all passwords from the computer when you do this

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:32 am 
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OK guys, thanks very much. I did indeed not understand how use the floppy version of the update. Thanks for setting me straight. All is well now. Bios at 1.16. Thanks again.


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