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How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?

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How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?

#1 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:42 pm

So if I'm staring at this screen for over 5 minutes https://i.imgur.com/stJAH71.jpg what do I do? Flashing from an SD card in a USB adapter.

There is no activity from the HDD light.
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Re: How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:13 pm

Restarted the computer and it's fine.

I'll do it from a CD next time. :shrug:
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Re: How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?

#3 Post by Cigarguy » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:20 pm

Glad it all worked out. Sometime it's best to follow the instructions and take the road well traveled.

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Re: How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?

#4 Post by TuuS » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:38 am

if using CD, double check the burn as a bad disc burn can destroy the motherboard. I keep a hdd with 32bit windows handy to test and flash bios and have done over 500

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Re: How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?

#5 Post by madicetea » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:33 am

TuuS wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:38 am
if using CD, double check the burn as a bad disc burn can destroy the motherboard. I keep a hdd with 32bit windows handy to test and flash bios and have done over 500
Yeah I have an 80GB HDD with Windows XP 32-bit almost expressly for this purpose.

From start of the Winphlash command to the very end it is always, always less than five minutes, sometimes less than three.
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Re: How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?

#6 Post by TPFanatic » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:43 pm

For what reason can Middleton's BIOS not be flashed from 64 bit Windows? I have a 64 bit version of Winphlash that I've used to flash modded BIOSes on many T500.
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Re: How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?

#7 Post by TuuS » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:07 pm

The only answer I can give you on this is that Lenovo Never released a t61 b i o s with 64-bit winflash therefore there was no b i o s to modify. If you want to flash your laptop you will probably need to use the bootable CD ROM disk that also comes with Middleton bios. Maybe you can experiment and figure away I know others have just be careful there is no easy way to recover from a failed Flash.

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