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I have Lenovo T500 and I tried to update BIOS and the update made my PC hang and stop working. Is there a way to restore my Lenovo or fix this problem?

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Hmmm.. never had an error like this, but it seems you are not the only one. (Shame on Lenovo..seriously.)

First, try this "sequence":
http://lnv.lithium.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/My-T400-Hangs-a-the-boot-stage/m-p/188475#M19620

Then there is a thread: http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T500-BIOS-flash-failed/td-p/222074/page/2

(But you should simply just go to the service and have them fix it in warranty. All T500 comes with 3yr warranty, all of them should be still in warranty.)

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Alternatively you could live boot from something like Hirens Boot CD or Ultimate Boot CD

Both include a set of BIOS tools which you may be able to use to reinstall the old BIOS or try and install the new BIOS again.

Alternatively the warranty or a repair shop are good choices if you feel uncomfortable trying these tools.

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In my case, disabling McAfee anti-virus solved it.

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Can you elaborate? – bertieb Sep 2 '15 at 21:56

If you have no warranty, you can send it to this company for recovery.

http://www.fixedbios.com/

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The fixedbios.com site referenced is now gone, but the company that owned it is aqstech.com – fencepost Apr 24 '14 at 17:51

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