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Unable to update BIOS or Embedded Controller Program

gregsutton asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-17

I have an IBM Thinkpad X40 laptop.  I currently have BIOS version 1.43 and Embedded Controller Version 1.32.  I am trying to upgrade both of these separately using the following programs:

BIOS update (Non-Diskette) - ThinkPad X40

Embedded Controller Program (Non-Diskette) - ThinkPad X40

I download and run them, go through the 4 step wizard and then the machine reboots.  The problem is that it doesn't update the BIOS or the ECP but it also doesn't tell me why or even tell me that it's failed.

Has anyone experienced this issue or know what causes this?  I am unable to do this via a diskette because I don't have a floppy drive on this model.
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