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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 Annecy » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:02 am

I flashed my T61 to the Middleton BIOS from within my 32bit Win7 install with no problems in about 2minutes.

I also/previously
successfully flashed my T43 BIOS from within 32bit Win7
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Re: How long does flashing Middleton's BIOS supposed to take?

#6 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 Japanese 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?

#7 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?

#8 Post by Annecy » Tue May 22, 2018 10:28 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:43 pm
"For what reason can Middleton's BIOS not be flashed from 64 bit Windows?
...
"
Today I was making/reviewing (various) WWW SearchResults including reading/s about SATA/Middleton/BIOS.
I eventually noticed the following comment and who had written/posted that comment:

Middleton says/said so.
Image

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

#9 Post by Annecy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:02 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:43 pm
"For what reason can Middleton's BIOS not be flashed from 64 bit Windows? ..."
I('ve) recently acquired some T61/p "machines" ...
and am currently using them as "guinea pigs" ...
in various ways ... & means ...

Anyway ...
this evening I ...
successfully "did" a Middleton BIOS Flash ...
while under a USB "MultiBoot" Win7/WinPE boot ~
which (I suppose) could mean that
maybe/most ANY ThinkPad could receive a BIOS-Flash ...
undertaken through a USB WinPE/Windows boot :idea: :SH!:

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