In the unlikely event that a BIOS update is interrupted, it's possible the BIOS might be left in an unusable state. See instructions below, or use the PDF version.
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See the two options below to perform a BIOS recovery.
Click or the topic for details:
BIOS Recovery by the Power Button Menu
Download the Recovery BIOS (.BIO) file. Example:
Copy the recovery file (*.BIO) to a USB device.
Plug the device into a USB port of the target computer when it's turned Off.
Press and hold the power button down for 3 seconds, and then release it.
The Power Button menu appears:
Press F4 to start the BIOS recovery.
Wait 2–5 minutes for the update to complete:
The computer turns off when the recovery process is complete, or it prompts you to turn it off.
BIOS Recovery by the Security Jumper
|Note||The BIOS security jumper recovery clears all AMT settings, trusted platform module keys (TPM) and Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) keys.|
- Download the Recovery BIOS (.BIO) file. Example:
- Copy the recovery file (*.BIO) to a USB device.
- Shut down the computer and unplug the AC power adapter.
- Open the chassis and remove the BIOS security jumper. See the Technical Product Specification for details including the location of this jumper.
- Plug the USB device into a USB port of the target computer and turn it on.
- Wait 2–5 minutes for the recovery process to complete.
- The computer turns off when the recovery process is complete, or it prompts you to turn it off.
- Remove the USB device.
- Replace the BIOS security jumper.
- Close the chassis.
- Restart the computer.
|Note||If the recovery process doesn't work, try to reformat your USB device without using Quick Format. Then, go through the recovery process again. |
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