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I got the discs as you instructed.

I downloaded the Bios from Lenova (spsda21m) but no Flash so I went to Bootdisc and they had one. What would you recommend from here?

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  • Stephen Sep 27, 2008

    Thanks for your response, I hope all this works.

  • Stephen Sep 28, 2008

    This is the site where I got the bios (1999 version) but did not see a Flash. I found a Flash on Bootdisc that I hope will work. The instructions on the IBM site did not work the first time I tried, it won't recognize the floppy. It won't even recognize a Win 98 Start Up Disc.I'm Stuck!
    Hope you know something, otherwise it will have to go into a shop. IBM wants more to fix it than it's worth.



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I'll look for the maker of your bios later today to find the flash utility.... boot disc has the program to make a bios update disc which is what you want. sorry about the delay as i have some prior commitments i have to look after.

Take care

Posted on Sep 26, 2008

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    Roberta Smith Sep 28, 2008

    admittedly i have lost track of the assistance i've given you so far.... it's necessary to know the bios maker so you can get the correct flash utility. did you find one as i have not had a chance to look yet. if you are getting the bios from the manufactuers website it should also have the flash utility for download or tell you which to use.



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