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 Post subject: Warning during bootup
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:51 pm 
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I got this warning during bootup just after BIOS screen.

2200: Machine Type and Serial Number are invalid


After reading the forums i downloaded the latest Lenovo Maintenance diskett version 1.79 and boot from that and did what the manual said and entered the 16-character number from the back of the laptop, the system said that the number was already in the EEPROM??!!?

What do i need to change to get rid of that warning? i thought i just needed to do the above?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:52 pm 
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Remove it from EProm and reprogram it. Check BIOS first to see what's displayed ..


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:18 pm 
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Thanks mate, i deleted and re-entered, working great now.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:43 am 
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Just to mention that the latest version of the Maintenance Utility supports booting from a USB flash stick which i did so you don't need a diskette anymore as before.

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