I've just tried to flash the BIOS on my Thinkpad R500 and the application locked up while flashing (left for 20 mins) After Windows closed the application - I tried to run the BIOS tool again - but it stated that it wasn't the right image for the Laptop (although it obviously was) After rebooting (unsuprisingly) it doesn't power up - get "----- - - " (long beep, followed by two shorter beeps) Does anyone know if there is a way to recover the BIOS? But this seems to mention a bios file with an extention .wph - where as the downloaded BIOS seems to have thr BIOS files within a folder with the files, .fl1, fl2, ,hsh & .xml There is a post that implies the R500 has a Phoenix BIOS (sorry had to remove links) In doing a little bit more reseach it seems I need to use the utility WINCRIS.EXE to create a USB bootable drive with the BIOS. I have managed to get the WINCRIS utility working (need to run as 'XP compatible' in Win7/64) but the next challenge seems to be that the R500 BIOS files are supplied as .FL1 & .FL2 files rather than the expected BIOS.BINor BIOS.WPH There is also a lack of consensus what key presses you need to do when the system is powered on. These seem to vary between FN + R, FN + B or WIN + B (any other combinations anyone?) I've tried using the FL1 BIOS file but nothing... long beep followed by two shorter beeps (and no activity on the USB) Anyone?