Some overseas Lenovo/Savior users reported that Windows could not be started after updating the BIOS

Some unlucky Lenovo laptop users (especially Legion users) had some troubles after installing the pushed BIOS update through Lenovo Vantage.

According to various reports/feedback such as Reddit forums, both Windows 10 and Windows 11 will experience boot failure issues after a BIOS update.

Only some Lenovo Legion models are currently affected, such as Legion 5 and Legion 7 series, BIOS version GKCN53WW. After the update, there is a random blue screen of death with the stop code showing as "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE".

In addition to Reddit, there have also been reports of such problems on Lenovo support forums or some social media platforms (such as Twitter and Telegram). Some netizens reported that the system failed to boot after updating the BIOS, and the frame dropped or stuck on a black screen after installing the BIOS update GKCN53WW. The interface cannot be started.

"I thought I was the only one. I just found out that the system would randomly crash. I've tried all the troubleshooting options I can, but I haven't had a firm fix yet. My original 15ACH6H (which came with the default BIOS) didn't This problem," one affected user pointed out in a Reddit thread.

Another user on Reddit identified some performance issues after installing a BIOS update, and some claimed that the FPS was reduced and that they were playing games much slower than usual.

"I want to take good care of my new Legion 7, so I always keep the latest system version. As usual, I checked for updates via Lenovo Vantage and saw a 'critical BIOS update' - GKCN53WW. I'm not very tech-savvy, so I (foolishly) thought the update would only be good. But it turned out I was wrong," complained another user.

Judging from foreign media testing, the Lenovo Vantage application will recommend this BIOS version through a pop-up reminder.

As shown in the image above, the Lenovo Vantage popup clearly states "Lenovo recommends that you install these updates to optimize your computer. BIOS Update – Win10[64]/Win11

It is not clear how many users are affected, but it seems that a large number of users in the overseas community of Lenovo Saver have a similar phenomenon. It seems that many users directly installed the new version of the BIOS according to the prompts without any research.

How to Uninstall Lenovo Legion BIOS Update GKCN53WW on Windows 10 and 11?

Several users above confirmed that removing the GKCN53WW and reinstalling the older BIOS (GKCN50WW) resolved the issue. But this may not work for all users, and this workaround can be dangerous.

Therefore, if you encounter this situation but do not understand it very well, it is recommended to wait for Lenovo to officially confirm the problem and provide a solution. If you do not have a spare device, you may need to take it to the after-sales service to solve it.

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