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Booting from grub rescue> with no access to BIOS or boot menu - Please Help

Question: Booting from grub rescue> with no access to BIOS or boot menu - Please Help

Hi Everyone,I really messed up and would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me. Please. I have a Lenovo Ideapad U410. I had the a dual boot system set up with Ubuntu and Windows 8. For some stupid reason, I thought it would be a great idea to delete my Linux partitions using Windows 8 disk manager. Grub was my default boot manager and was deleted in the process . I've spent a great amount of time reading several threads and forums but to no luck so I thought I'd start a new thread. Please help me.My initial idea was to just boot from my bootable Ubuntu from by USB. However, I don't have access to the BIOS or the boot menu to change the boot order. I've tried a vast amount of combinations on system startup to try and get into the BIOS but nothing works. (F2, Fn+F2, F12, you name it). However, there is also another button on the side of my laptop which launches a Novo Button Menu which presents me with options to select the BIOS and Boot Menu, but it still goes to the grub rescue> terminal when I try to select one of those options.Executing the ls command gets me the following output:(hd0) (hd1) (hd2) (hd2,gpt8) (hd2,gpt7) (hd2,gpt6) (hd2,gpt5) (hd2,gpt4) (hd2,gpt3) (hd2,gpt2) (hd2,gpt1)The most relevant thread I could find was this one:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2207871I tried andrew94's solution of booting into Ubuntu from another PC and installing a copy on a USB stick. However, when I plug in the USB to my non bootable laptop and try to run:ls (hd0)/The output says error: unknown filesystemI assume hd0 is my USB stick as the light on my USB flashes when I execute ls (hd0)/.I'm open to any thought and/or ideas. How can I get into my Windows 8 or a Ubuntu from my USB from grub rescue> so that I can fix the MBR.Thank you so much in advance.

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Answer: Booting from grub rescue> with no access to BIOS or boot menu - Please Help

Kratos321 wrote:Hi Everyone,I really messed up and would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me. Please. I have a Lenovo Ideapad U410. I had the a dual boot system set up with Ubuntu and Windows 8. For some stupid reason, I thought it would be a great idea to delete my Linux partitions using Windows 8 disk manager. Grub was my default boot manager and was deleted in the process . I've spent a great amount of time reading several threads and forums but to no luck so I thought I'd start a new thread. Please help me.My initial idea was to just boot from my bootable Ubuntu from by USB. However, I don't have access to the BIOS or the boot menu to change the boot order. I've tried a vast amount of combinations on system startup to try and get into the BIOS but nothing works. (F2, Fn+F2, F12, you name it). However, there is also another button on the side of my laptop which launches a Novo Button Menu which presents me with options to select the BIOS and Boot Menu, but it still goes to the grub rescue> terminal when I try to select one of those options.Executing the ls command gets me the following output:(hd0) (hd1) (hd2) (hd2,gpt8) (hd2,gpt7) (hd2,gpt6) (hd2,gpt5) (hd2,gpt4) (hd2,gpt3) (hd2,gpt2) (hd2,gpt1)The most relevant thread I could find was this one:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2207871I tried andrew94's solution of booting into Ubuntu from another PC and installing a copy on a USB stick. However, when I plug in the USB to my non bootable laptop and try to run:ls (hd0)/The output says error: unknown filesystemI assume hd0 is my USB stick as the light on my USB flashes when I execute ls (hd0)/.I'm open to any thought and/or ideas. How can I get into my Windows 8 or a Ubuntu from my USB from grub rescue> so that I can fix the MBR.Thank you so much in advance.As what I know the original disk has a GPT partition style. Per you statement you want to fix the MBR. So this mean that you have change the partition style from GPT to MBR. A guide is provided in this link on how to uninstall Linux. According to the article the uninstallation will depend on how you install Linux. Just some info for you to consider to solve your problem.

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I had dual boot, unintuitive and win 10. I was runing out of space so I decidet to delete ubuntu partition. It was all good until I tried to restart. Now, when I turn on computer I go directly to this:
Error: unknown file system.
Entering rescue mode...
Grub rescue>_
And I can't enter bios or do anything else.
I have satellite l750

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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Hello everyone, I have a problem with Lenovo Thinkpad W520 (4270CTO). My laptop has a maximum screen resolution of 1920x1080.  When I first installed Windows 8 Pro (64bit) (UEFI installation) the boot logo screen during the very first run was in 1920x1080 for a couple of seconds later though it changed in very low resolution.I can't tell how much,but it is very low.Almost the same thing happened when I instaled Ubuntu and I started using the GRUB-EFI loader instead of the Windows 8 bootloader.The resolution on GRUB-EFI is very low.I tried to change the settings in /etc/default/grub file and after that I ran sudo update-grub, but nothing happened. Another problem is that although my installation is a UEFI installation there is no option to access the BIOS from Windows 8.I am referring to the option which appears when you go to "Change PC Settings" -> "General" on the section which says: "Advanced Startup" below that title it has a button which says "Restart now". Press that and a blue screen will show.The press the "Advanced setup" option and you will be transferred in another submenu.In this submenu there should be an 6 options and one of the should be about accessing the BIOS. Please mind that I have the latest BIOS version which I think is the 1.42. Any help is appreciated. Here are few screenshots. I hope they are helpful.(Sorry for the bad image quality)    





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Answer:Problems on Windows 8 boot logo & Grub-EFI boot loader & BIOS ACCESS

Although W520 has UEFI capability, it is UEFI spec version 2.0
Windows 8 requires UEFI 2.3.1, for advanced UEFI features like rebooting into firmware/BIOS setup.  There is no possibility to retrofit UEFI 2.3.1 onto W520.  Keep in mind that W520 is 2011 system and Windows 8 came later.
 
I have no idea about boot loader resolution problem.

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how do i bypass the error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>. i don't have a windows boot disk or usb as it was installed online. i had a partition running ubuntu precise pangolin and it was read and write in windows computer management, so i formatted it (it was a partition of my internal hard drive) and then a blue screen appeared saying creating dump report or file. Then my computer shut down and is now not booting up past the grub screen, saying error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>. i don't even have an ubuntu iso available (because it's on my internal hard drive that is not booting up, i installed ubuntu from a usb and then i deleted those installation files) what i am basically asking is what has happened, if i can bypass the grub boot screen, and is there is any hope of fixing it?

thanks

Jonathon

Answer:BSOD booting up computer, error: unknown filesystem grub rescue>

You are using GRUB bootloader to boot windows in a dual boot environment.

What you need is to update GRUB. You may get some ideas here.

Also I will request Golden to have a look.

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A while ago I set up my PC to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Didn't like Ubuntu so I removed it, but now whenever I cold-boot my PC it doesn't find my hard drive and goes into grub rescue mode (whatever that means). It looks like this:



If I press F12 when cold-booting, I get the following device selection to boot from, so I just choose "Internal HDD" and all is well, and Windows 7 boots:



My obvious question is: how can I remove this requirement so that my PC boots with that device automatically? I've tried restoring the MBR with the Windows 7 Rescue DVD but it didn't help.
 

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Hello,

I am trying to remove Ubuntu from a hard drive and replace with Windows 7 (I have the CD). At first I changed settings in BIOS to boot from CD but when I rebooted with the Windows 7 CD in, it still went straight to linux. So I removed the Harddrive and connected it to my other computer and used windows partition manager to completely format the drive to a blank partition. I put the HDD back in the laptop and rebooted. Now I get:

error: unknown filesystem
grub rescue> _

please help, I cannot find the solution in any forums to get my computer to boot from the CD now that GRUB is blocking it!

Thanks,

G
 

Answer:Solved: GRUB rescue won't let me boot from CD

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As the title says, my power just went out and im running windows 7 on SSD, along side Ubuntu, now that i try to boot the computer i get a grub rescue prompt and none of the grub commands work, also i get a simple No such device error.
Im at a delima i dont know where my repair disk is, and my OS disk is with a friend, any help?

Thanks in advance, sorry for little amount of information.

Answer:Power Went Out- Grub Rescue - Cant Boot

Thanks for all the help i got it my self after a few ours

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Hi Everyone been a while since I have been on here.

This is not really a Windows 7 Problem more a general Computer issue. I'm posting in Win7 Forum because that's what original was on the Desktop.

I made a multi-boot USB stick so I could load different OS's on it to do installs. As well as some system tools (UBCD). One on particular Desktop I'm trying to boot to the Grub menu to select the UBCD to run a test on the RAM. When ever I boot the desktop to the USB stick it doesn't seem to recognize that there is a GRUB menu on it and boots directly into the Windows7home.iso.
I have created a second one just to see if it could be something weird with the stick, but still same result. As well I tested the sticks on other test PC i have around and they all boot to the GRUB menu.
I know your thinking just take the RAM out and put it in another PC to test it. I tried that as well, none of the other PC's Motherboards are compatible with that stick. I have resorted to getting a random HDD installing Windows 7 and running Windows ram Diagnostic (So that's taken care off).

I checked the BIOS to see if there was any option to enable/disable that would allow to boot, but nothing that sticks out to me.
What do you think causes that PC to not boot to the USB GRUB menu?
I'm in the process of updating the BIOS to see if that will help but if anyone has any other ideas post them.

Thanks

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Have a dell latitude d610 with a new 250G hard drive, bios only sees 137G.installed xp on the whole disk, works fine, then installed 9.10 from a cd that i have used on 6 other machines to dual boot.seems to install fine and tells me to reboot after removing disk.did this and get error "no such partition grub rescue"this has never happened before on any of my other installations.using xp disk removed partitions and reinstalled xp and 9.10 again same issue.using xp disk removed partitions again, created 2 partitions. then using 9.10 disk installed ubuntu which seemed fine, but when i restarted it as asked got the same message "no such partition grub rescue". there is currently no windows on the laptop.i am happy working with xp and commands to sort out problems. no knowledge of linux commands, but would like some help as i need ubuntuThanksmachine spec centrino 1.7Ghz, 2G ram, 250G harddrive

Answer:dual boot xp and ubuntu 10.04 grub rescue error

click here scroll about halfway don the page to read about rescue mode

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Hello everyone,

I did some searching and saw this previously answered a bunch of times, but I haven't had any luck with the existing answers.

I built my own machine a few years ago, so it is not standard. Everything was booting just fine until I decided I wanted to do a fresh reinstall of Windows 7. After doing the installation, the computer restarted and before it would get to the windows boot screen, I now get stuck in grub rescue prompts. I tried Startup repair. I tried going into command prompt in repair computer and using the bootrec (fixmbr, fixboot, and the rebuildbcd) commands. Still no luck. At one time, a long time ago, I had linux dual booted. I don't recall if I ever had it on the same drive as Windows, but I know for sure at one point it was on a different drive.

Can someone tell me how to get past this? I can manually get by it if I boot to HDD and then select the drive, but if I let it go through the normal boot process without me interfering, I get stuck in the grub rescue.

I'm sure the experts will need more info provided, so please let me know what info you need.

Thanks!

Answer:After clean install, computer won't boot; grub rescue prompt

The repairs which you've probably already run to try to get it started are to confirm the Partition Marked Active is 100mb System Reserved (preferred if you have it) or C, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Did you delete all partitions during install which is the bare minimum that should be done to get a clean install?

But the older version of GRUB can corrupt WIn7 if on the drive so it would be better to wipe the HD with Clean Command Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command then start over following these same steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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Hi,

I'm having problems with Grub rescue. I want to boot to my windows installation disk to repair,but it doesn't want to work. I'm trying f12 when I power on, this usually works but it is going to Grub instead.

Anyone got any idea what my options are?

Thanks In advance

Answer:Satellite P850-138 - problems with Grub rescue boot options

SOLVED: I had to remove the battery to do a proper shutdown. F12 then worked.

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Ok so i have 2 months lenovo ideapad z580 laptop..i am unable to access UEFI BIOS menu and boot menu anymore these were the steps i tried with my laptop1)i have windows 8.1 tried going to pc settings and selected uefi settings on restart But the problem still persist the laptop is just doing normal windows 8 boot2)tried pressing/hitting F1,F2,F12,DEL keys3)i have also used lenovo one key recovery button there it showed "bios setup" when i selected it and hit enter it is just doing normal windows 8 boot still i can't access uefi bios4)tried ipdate BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model5)tried resetting Laptop by removing battery and ac adapter and pressing and holding power button for 30 seconds but still no use i can't access BIOS yet6)i tried removing the internal hard drive Out of the laptop and this time one starnage thing happened " before  with internal hard drive i used to get lenovo splash screen when turning ON but after removing hard drive and when i try to access bios i can't see the lenovo splash screen at all" still i can't access BIOS!!!please anybody help me with this particular issue....i have already complanied about this problem to lenovo but they were saying it's keyboard it is soo silly they don't know what they were talking!!! my keyboard is working perfectly i can able to use ENter key,and all other keys in windows operating system!!!even i tried with external keybord still i can't access BIOS!!!!  Ser... Read more

Answer:can't access UEFI BIOS menu and BOOT menu on my le...

hi sivasandeep99,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you have tried FN+F2 when boot?
Or holding down Shift and clicking restart?
If those steps did not work either,  You might need to contact Lenovo Technical Support and have the system shipped to Repair Facility for BIOS Reflash.
 
Found this article but it is for the same model that has same issue like yours.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_PH/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT075709
 
Regards
Solid Cruver




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After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  I was unable to reboot into the newly installed system nor access the one time boot menu from F12 or the BIOS from F2 keys after the DELL logo and bar completed itself and displayed F12 and F2 in the bottom corner of the screen.
I can access  the ePSA Pre-boot System Assessment using CTRL Fn held down at boot.    I have run it twice, returning no faults.   Tapping the F8 key at boot has no effect.
Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you.

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My friend was attempting to go back to his original OS from WIN10 and the laptop died during the process. After booting we recieved error code 0xc00000605 upon start telling us a component is missing and we needed to repair. i got us a windows recovery disk and tried to boot it from the bios but i am unable to do anything in the bios except change the system date and time. If i could just boot it from the dvd i would be okay, any suggestions? laymans terms please!

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I've got PCLinuxOS installed as the other operating system besides win xp...
I had lilo installed on the boot sector of the drive where PCLinuxOS was installed...
i got tired with lilo errors and had to overwrite it with grub boot loader...
I somehow managed to get grub installed and running... i still have windows bootloader in MBR... and it redirects it to grub... and i can start boot PCLinuxOS with grub commands...

now the main problem... i want grub to display a menu list like it usually does instead of the commandline... its really boring typing commands whenever u wanna boot PCLinuxOS...
there's no file as such /etc/grub.conf.... all i have is /boot/grub/menu.lst.example...

now ppl... do i need to do some editing or create a file something like /etc/grub.conf or something... i'm not sure... tat's y i'm posting here...

looking for some real solutions from u "tech" guys...

thx
 

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I tried different versions of Ubuntu to see what works and what doesn't. The last time I installed Ubuntu I specified 'nvme0' as the drive to boot form, instead of 'nvme0n1'. That was a mistake. When it rebooted after the installation was finished I found myself staring at a red grub boot menu telling me:
GNU GRUB  version 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3*If you are seeing this menu, your installation has failed. Choose from the following options for debugging purposes: Single user mode Automated installation of Ubuntu 16.04 (Default)
When choosing 'Automated installation' it sort of re-installs, without giving me any option of configuring the installation. It ends up booting in the same red grub boot menu.
Choosing 'Single user mode' makes it do some stuff and then I see:
Welcome to rescue mode! After logging in, type...Press Enter for maintenance(or press Control-D to continue): _
I press Control-D and a version of Ubuntu launches.

I also tried inserting the dell recovery USB-stick I made and then launching it via the bios boot menu. But again I go straight to the red grub boot menu.
Logically thinking I'd say grub need to be removed from the nvme0 disk. I have no clue how to do that though. I don't even know what it is actually. You'd say 'nvme0n1p1' through 4 are the partitions and 'nvme0n1' is the disk. But what then is 'nvme0'?
Anyone an idea what I could try?

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I suddenly have no access to my bios or my boot menu. Any suggestions?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows Technical Preview, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3909 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1826 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 250621 MB, Free - 120513 MB; E: Total - 208998 MB, Free - 178382 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, EG50_HC_HR
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
Laptop model NE56r41u
 

Answer:Solved: No access to bios or boot menu

Take it that you already tried Esc, F2, F10, F12, Del, Ins, etc... repeatedly during boot up/splash screen.
If so, next I would shutdown the machine and hold down several keys at once and boot up.
The intent is to cause a keyboard error to force access to the BIOS. It may work.
 

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Mother Board: Gigabyte 3.2GHZ
HDD: SATA 1 TB
OS: Windows 8.1
 
Problem: When the computer is powered on it boots normally. However, all function keys or cmd keys to get into BIOS (F2), BOOT Menu (F8), Set up menu (F12) are disabled.
 
Possible Cause: Ransomware, I know for a fact my son installed a .exe file that put ransomware on his computer due to the HDD being locked and inaccessible. Also, when logging into his user he is prompted with the ransom log on by GoTLINKS.
 
Attempted Fixes: I've tried removing the HDD cables and booting in hopes of getting forced into the boot menu. However, no drives are detected and I am prompted to insert the OS Disk and hitting ENTER. Upon doing so all KBoard keys are disabled and computer must be restarted. At this point the computer will boot from the OS Disk and allow for a install of windows or windows repair. Upon trying to reinstall the OS (after plugging the HDD back in) the OS Key states it is not retrievable, even though it is on the tower of his desktop. This happens after the key is inserted. (The key has been registered prior to this all happening). When going into windows repair from the disk I am given 3 options. System Refresh, System Reset, and Advanced Options.
 
System Refresh: Error: A Valid OS must be selected. Please select a valid OS and restart your system. 
 
System Reset: Error: The disk drive is locked. Please unlock the disk drive in order to proceed.
 
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Answer:Unable to access BIOS, Boot Menu, or anything else!!!

I forgot to add something.
 
Restarting system: I can restart the system while holding the Shift Key which brings me to the boot menu options. However, any key is disabled and the computer must be hard restarted in order to do anything. All function keys (F1-F9) do not work, keys 1-9 do not work, and even ENTER to restart the system does not work.

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I have a laptop i7 processor. 5FCN91WW board bios version. But in no way can not enter the bios and boot settings. Bios and boot menu locked. There are many complaints on the internet about this topic. But Lenovo did not release any revisions bios version. I find and download the bios version on the internet 5FCN91WW. I'm getting errors when I want to flash the bios " (ERROR 233 - Only secured capsule is allowed on a SecureFlash system" How can I flash the bios.?Or you can enter the bios and boot menu, how can I make it again?Thank you in advance for will help. I'm writing from Turkey, My English is not very good by the way Computer models Lenovo Z580  347087

Answer:The problem of access bios and boot menu

Is there any person who can help?

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Hi so I got an Acer V5-571G laptop, and I am using Windows 8.0. After some month my laptop downloaded an official update for Windows 8.0, and when it got installed my laptop went into a lot of errors so my friend told me that he can format my laptop, but the problem my friend can't enter the boot menu or even the BIOS menu. We tried F8, F12, SHIFT+F10, boot button+F2, and it didn't get him into the BIOS or the boot menue. So, how can I enter the boot menu or BIOS if it's impossible becuase of my crashed Windows 8.0? However; I followed some steps in the videos that the community posted it, but does this steps work with windows 8.0 or only work with Window 8.1 or both?

Answer:How to access the BIOS or Boot menu in Acer V5-571...

Hello, You can restore your laptop from the hidden partition with [Alt]+[F10]:Watch this video (same procedure for Windows 8). You have to press [F2] when you see the Acer logo to access to the bios setup utility. After several attempts, I found the exact moment when I have to press [F2] on my laptop. I know it's not easy.

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I recently bought a new graphics card and after installing it my pc shows error "reboot and select proper boot device". After seeing that I attempted to enter the bios menu but it shows me a black screen! Help!

Answer:Boot up error and also no access to bios menu!

Put the old one back in.

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My Acer Extensa 5620Z originally came with Vista, then I clean installed Win 7, now upgraded to Win 8. Since the latest upgrade, I am unable to access BIOS or the boot menu. The black and white boot screen used to say to press F12 for boot menu, and something else for Setup, those messages are no longer there. And those key combinations do not work. I've also tried some other combinations I've found in searches - F2, Alt-F10, ctrl F10, alt ctrl F10, F8, del, esc. None work.

Could the upgrade has modified the firmware somehow? Boot screen says Phoenix bios, TrustedCore v1.32 - I think that is the same it has been.

Thanks

Answer:After upgrade, cannot access BIOS or boot menu

This is not exactly a solution but I do know if you hold your power button on your computer until It turns off and then turn it back on you will be able to get into your BIOS though I don't recommend this solution

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Hi so I got an Acer V5-571G laptop, and I am using Windows 8.0. After some month my laptop downloaded an official update for Windows 8.0, and when it got installed my laptop went into a lot of errors so my friend told me that he can format my laptop, but the problem my friend can't enter the boot menu or even the BIOS menu. We tried F8, F12, SHIFT+F10, boot button+F2, and it didn't get him into the BIOS or the boot menue. So, how can I enter the boot menu or BIOS if it's impossible becuase of my crashed Windows 8.0?

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I posted this in the Windows 8 section as I thought it was a problem with such. However, I believe the Ransomware has a lot to do with the problem. So here is the issue:
 
Mother Board: Gigabyte 3.2GHZ
HDD: SATA 1 TB
OS: Windows 8.1
 
Problem: When the computer is powered on it boots normally. However, all function keys or cmd keys to get into BIOS (F2), BOOT Menu (F8), Set up menu (F12) are disabled.
 
Possible Cause: Ransomware, I know for a fact my son installed a .exe file that put ransomware on his computer due to the HDD being locked and inaccessible. Also, when logging into his user he is prompted with the ransom log on by GoTLINKS.
 
Attempted Fixes: I've tried removing the HDD cables and booting in hopes of getting forced into the boot menu. However, no drives are detected and I am prompted to insert the OS Disk and hitting ENTER. Upon doing so all KBoard keys are disabled and computer must be restarted. At this point the computer will boot from the OS Disk and allow for a install of windows or windows repair. Upon trying to reinstall the OS (after plugging the HDD back in) the OS Key states it is not retrievable, even though it is on the tower of his desktop. This happens after the key is inserted. (The key has been registered prior to this all happening). When going into windows repair from the disk I am given 3 options. System Refresh, System Reset, and Advanced Options.
 
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Answer:Unable to access BIOS, Boot Menu, or anything else!!! Ransomware!!

Update: I am putting Ubuntu onto a dvd and trying it that way. I will let you know the outcome. Any other suggestions while I am in this process are welcome as well.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 570, with Win 7 Home Premium (SP1). I cannot access BIOS, Boot Menu, Safe Mode upon startup. I have tried using F2, F8, F12 numerous times and I have downloaded the latest BIOS update. I have read that I can remove the HDD and force the system into BIOS. I would like to not do that if possible. I appreciate you taking the time to look at my problem. Thanks.

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Hello, I can't access to the boot menu to repair the problem : bootmgr is missingWith my Lenovo G500So i tried to boot or enter bios with F1 key, F2, F3, .... F12, i tryed all F keys, with FN and witout, i tried also with an external USB Keyboard, same problemI also tried to remove then replace the hard drive, remove and replace a battery ... I tried too with the novo bouton , it dosnt work  

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My computer boots, showing message "F2 for setup, F12 for boot selection", but actual pressing F2 or F12 do nothing.I tried to connect external usb keyboard - no effect.Sometimes it saying about keyboard stuck if i press too active but still do not go to setup screen. It is able to boot from hdd but i need to boot sometimes from usb or dvd and can not access this feature.Recent win10 installation may be related to problem but it happens with both win10 or win7 on hdd, or even with hdd removed. Without hdd it just loop on network boot attempts. No passwords were installed. Is there any reset for bios memory, or can flashing bios help? And is it possible to flash bios for this model?

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Hi everyone!

I cant access the F12 boot menu or ESC Bios options...

I wanted to recover the laptop but then 1 HDD Raid-1 got degraded.

Now the laptop only boots into the qosmio dvd player / tv tool. How do I reset the RAID settings? How do delete the hidden partition on the hdd so I can access bios again?

Can anyone help me out?

Thx alot

Answer:Cannot access boot menu or ESC Bios options on my Qosmio G30

What happen exactly when you start your notebook?
Can you see Qosmio welcome screen? Are options for BIOS settings and boot menu shown on the task bar at the bottom?

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OK so I'm not dumb, and consider myself pretty tech-savvy.I've got Windows 8.1 I've installed myself on the SSD.I've tried using novo key, f2, f12, b, also windows reboot-to-bios feature, nothing works.When using novo key, and selecting setup or boot menu, it just boots to win 8.1 anyway.Now, I can't reflash the bios, because I'm on the newest version, and the flasher throws error 182 (bios already equal or higher version).What do I do now to reflash the BIOS, and thus allow me to access the setup/boot menu?

Answer:Lenovo U310 cannot access bios or boot menu

Other folks have had similar problems with the U310 and SSD  Here is the link to that discussion in case you had missed it.....
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/U310-can-no-longer-access-bios/m-p/89622...

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Hi I have a lenovo thinkcentre A70z, the hard drive failed, so I have replaced the hard drive.
I cannot find anyway to boot into the bios at startup as no key sequence seems to work, or the keyboard isn't working early enough to access bios. Due to this problem I cannot change the boot sequence and therefore can not boot from DVD in order to format my new drive with windows 7.
I have tried installing win 7 on the drive from another Computer, this all works, but on swapping the drive back into the Lenovo, windows comes up with a corrupt system file error stating this may be due to new hardware etc. but fails to repair windows. I believe this is possibly to stop counterfeiting etc, but it really doesn't help matters.
 
Does anyone know of another way to change the boot sequence or install windows 7 that will work.
 
Please help this is driving me mad and I can't find any answers anywhere
 
James
 
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Answer:A70z: can't access BIOS or boot menu to reinstall OS

I would try everything in this thread. Something will probably work. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/z580-can-t-access-bios-setup-or-boot-menu-a...





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We're having a problem getting access to the BIOS (F10), Boot Menu (F9), etc from a new Elite X2 1012 G1. We deployed our Windows 10 image to it and now we're unable to access anything. We upgraded the BIOS from 1.14 to 1.16 but that hasn't fixed the issue. The tablet boots in to Windows everytime, happily ignoring our attempts to press F10 or F9. Anyone run into this before? We've got over 200 of these on their way in and it's going to be a nightmare if we can't fix this.

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I want to test a USB stick with rescue media on my 8700.  I have the USB drive plugged in, but when I boot, I see the Dell logo, but nowhere on the screen do I see the "Press F2/F12" message.  I've tried various combinations of pressing each one once, multiple times, but it always carries on ignoring me and boots windows.
I'm running Windows 10, three monitors.  I'm starting to wonder if the BIOS doesn't recognise the keyboard (USB) and it only works later when appropriate drivers are loaded.  I will try to find another keyboard, but in the meantime, I would appreciate any suggestions.
Many thanks,
R

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Ok so i have 2 months lenovo ideapad z580 laptop..i am unable to access UEFI BIOS menu and boot menu anymore these were the steps i tried with my laptop
1)i have windows 8.1 tried going to pc settings and selected uefi settings on restart But the problem still persist the laptop is just doing normal windows 8 boot
2)tried pressing/hitting F1,F2,F12,DEL keys
3)i have also used lenovo one key recovery button there it showed "bios setup" when i selected it and hit enter it is just doing normal windows 8 boot still i can't access uefi bios
4)tried updating BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model
5)tried resetting Laptop by removing battery and ac adapter and pressing and holding power button for 30 seconds but still no use i can't access BIOS yet
6)i tried removing the internal hard drive Out of the laptop and this time one starnage thing happened " before with internal hard drive i used to get lenovo splash screen when turning ON but after removing hard drive and when i try to access bios i can't see the lenovo splash screen at all" still i can't access BIOS!!!
7)i even have tried holding down Shift key, letter B when starting up the laptop but still didn't work
seems like windows 8.1 makes changes to BIOS?
please anybody help me with this particular issue....thanks

Answer:can't access UEFI BIOS and BOOT menu on my lenovo z580

I own a Lenovo G700, and I have heard that Shift + F2 will get you into the BIOS. It might work if all else fails. You can also call Lenovo support or search around a bit more. But in my case I have to use the hardware OneKey Recovery button to access it.

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Hello everyone,

I've got a big problem. I have a Dell Optiplex GX620 desktop in here and until today I had installed Debian on it. However today I wanted to install Windows 7 and remove Debian. The problem however was that I couldn't get into Bios to change the boot system so I couldn't boot the CD Rom. I searched for a tutorial and found out how to add a boot cd option to Grub. I did that and I tried to install Windows 7.

It went fine until the part where I had to assign a HD to the windows 7 installation. I removed my current disks to assign it to the windows 7 installation. However immediately after that I got the blue screen error.

Basically what has happened now is that Grub lost some important files and it gives me this error : Error 17.

I cannot acces Bios, I tried everything, F1, F2, F6, F12, Delete, everything. The motherboard also doesn't have PS2 support so I should work with a USB keyboard I guess?

I'm lost now. I don't know what to do. I want my computer to be able to boot the cd but I can't change any settings and I keep getting this grub error now.

Anyone can help me with this??

Thanks!
 

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The problem started when i changed to legacy mode when windows installation started giving me trouble.What i think would fix the problem is to either change back to UEFI mode from windows, or to get in the BIOS menu somehow..Does anyone know how to do either of those things? any other ideas are more than welcome

Answer:z580 can't access bios setup or boot menu after changing to Legacy from UEFI mode

Anyone? u_uI was under the impression this community contained some Lenovo experts..

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I would like to start by saying, I already had been looking to buy a new mobo and CPU, so I did. But to insure that this isnt a problem that has been heard of and to cover the off chance that a new mobo and CPU wont fix it, I want to ask.

Earlier today, I was playing a game that I keep on a second hard drive. Suddenly the game crashes. I go back to start it. "Cannot find files." I go to explorer, the partitions are gone. I go to partition editor, drive is missing. I, at this point, am thinking, maybe an update ran in the background and it temporarily kicked the drive out, Im gonna restart. I restart, but this time, instead of loading windows, it starts searching for raid connections, then says grub failed to find any bootable hard disks. You know whats funny about that, though? I haven't installed ubuntu on this had drive.... EVER. Why, or how grub is installed is beyond me. I think, ok, lets hit the bios and check the boot order. The bios wont load. I pull the slave hard drive. Nothing. I pull the master. Not only does the bios not load, the whole CMOS boot screen completely locks up. I switch the sata connector from the slave to the master, and this time the bios loads right up But, my arrow and escape keys dont work... I try restarting and loading the bios, but its locked up, again. I try the same process with the slave drive, and it makes this weird buzzzzzz-beep buzzzzzzzz-beep (repeat) until the cmos boot screen finally loads, then stops, but is still runn... Read more

Answer:Boot some how switched to GRUB and bios won't load

'bios won't load' - try resetting the bios by removing + replacing the mobo cell battery (might even need a new battery). Then reboot with bare minimum hardware ie 1 stick of ram, 1 drive, just onboard gfx (if present). If that works, gradually put stuff back.

grub ? doesn't install itself. If you've never used Linux, maybe you've experimented with an activation hack in the past. These often use grub. (no accusation or insult intended)

BTW master + slave are terms from back in the days of IDE drives and big blue cables, when you had to set jumpers on HDDs to slave etc. You prob use SATA. Never liked those words myself . . .

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I upgraded the BIOS of my H50-55 Lenovo desktop via the instructions from this page. It went fine, except that afterwards I could no longer dual boot to Linux (the GRUB menu didn't show up); instead, I'd go directly into Windows 10. Since the BIOS upgrade overwrote the dual boot changes to UEFI firmware settings, I had to follow these intructions to change them back again, which fixed the problem. NOTE: those instructions are for dual booting to Ubuntu.  If you have Fedora instead, replace bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efiwithbcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\fedora\grubx64.efi Other Linux distributions will require other adjustments, though the basic idea is the same.

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I installed Ubuntu 3.10 alongside Windows 10. Though during installation, I didn't see any option of installing it alongside Windows 10. I shows 'something else' option and was able to successfully complete the installation. But while I was about to boot the system to check on work, the system loads to the gnu grub menu. Below are the option I saw:UbuntuAdvanced options for UbuntuMemory Test (memtest86+)Memory Test (memtest86, Serial console 115200)Windows recovery environment (loader) (on /dev/sda1)Windows recovery environment (loader) (on /dev/sda4)Now when I click on the last option, thats the sda4 it says windows is loading file and later brings a screen with with a blank wallpaper with the mouse icon movable but nothing works on this page at all.The sda1 one loads the windows 10 normally with no problem and likewise the Ubuntu option as well.Now my questions are:1, why name the windows 10 as windows recovery environment and can I rename it?2, what the other windows recovery environment sda4 is doing over there and can it be deleted.?3. Lastly, what the function of the memory test?Your thought and response will be appreciated. Thanx
 
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Question: Grub Rescue>

Deleted abuntu and want back my Win8. But all i get is error: file '/boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. Grub rescue. Tryed everything, boot cd/ boot usb; windows 7 cd.... Nothing works, even tryed changing partitions. Own a Lenovo g500 notebook. Is there anything u can suggest, I've been going at this for a week. Thk, Ryan
 

Answer:Grub Rescue>

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Question: Grub Rescue

Hi. I'm having a problem with my lenovo ideapad s405. I have recently deleted my ubuntu partition. After that, I used f12 to enter my windows 8 partition. After a few days, my laptop won't open on bios anymore. f12 and f1 won't work anymore. Please help! thank you very much.

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Question: Grub rescue

Please can somebody help me. I had two operating systems on my pc. Ubuntu and Windows XP. I deleted Ubuntu and now i can not boot into my windows because i get this. GRUB loading.
error: no such partition grub rescue> can somebody tell me a simple way of solving this. I dont want a partition. I dont want linux, i just want my windows back. Thanks.

Answer:Grub rescue

Hello Melvin Finch,

If you have the XP disc, insert it and select the option for Repair Windows With Recovery Console.

When in Recovery Console it will ask you to log in as administrator.

Once logged in type fixmbr. That should re write the master boot record to point to your Windows installation.

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So the title pretty much says everthing, after installing another OS using unetbootin I created a partition for the secondary OS, it didn't work so I deleted the partition with Minitool Partition Wizard not knowing I deleted the bootmenu for unetbooting, now I get this error and want to know how to load up the original boot system(windows 7 bootmenu). I saw a few but most say that I need a upgrade/installation disc which I don't have, so if you can help me with this problem please tell me how.

Error: no such partition.
grub rescue>
Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell Inspiron
1TB Hard drive

Answer:Need Help, grub rescue

! You have to activate your C partition with Partition Wizard CD
2. Download and burn the exact Win 7 edition (same as your system) to CD
3. Run startup/repair 3 times - Startup Repair

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Question: Grub rescue error

there was windows 7 home basic on my vaio laptop. i had install ubantu on the same hard disc.
but when i installed the ubantu on my lapi first time...lapi goes shut down and installation get cancelled..i again tried to install ubantu on my lapi on the same hard disk of window but in another partion except C....then that installation get complete and it gives a dialog box which shows that your installation is complete, now restart your computer

then i had restarted my lapi and i got erreor of grub rescue.....now i don't have access neither to windows 7 nor to ubantu
i have very important data in my lapi so don't want to format my lapi and i want to recover my data...so please anybody tell me how to remove this error and come out of this error....so that i can access my windows as well as ubantu...and also i don't lose my data.....plese help me

Answer:Grub rescue error

Maybe this helps: https://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/du.../linux/ubuntu/

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Question: p6510f grub rescue

p6510f running Win10 64bit Replaced original 750 GB hard drive after running HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics (v0.17.003) from boot menu.  All tests passed except: Boot Test - Failed             Error Code - BIOHD3 After trying to restore, then reformatting, etc., replacement drive went in with no issues.  Reinstalled Windows, etc.  and ran for 2 days.  Then received "grub rescue" error upon cold startup.  New drive never saw Linux.  Ran hardware diagnostics again with same errors.  Took new hard drive in to see if it was good or bad.  We could see and access files.  Drive appears to be good.  Suspect motherboard is failing.  All suggestions/help is appreciated. Scott

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Hello fellow Geeks, im a newbie, no biggie, just a normal teen. Now im currently experiencing this problem here, so i hope someone here is willing to teach me step by step through this mess.

Originally, i had an Asus Notebook PC X201E with a Windows 8 installed. With both curiousity and the impetuosity of youth, i ventured on the various Operating Systems. Downloaded some like Backtrack 5, Ubuntu v.14.10, and of course, the newest Windows 10. I had multiple OS running alongside in my PC. As i came across the newest version for Linux OS (Kali Linux), i just had to install it. Therefore upon the deletion of the Ubuntu partition, i now suffer a GRUB problem of being unable to access my files on Windows. Currently now available on my monitor screen is the following...

error: unknown filesystem.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>

Ive tried typing ls for the various files, and ive got...
(hd0) (hd0,msdos5) (hd0,msdos4) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1)

Tried the...
grub rescue> set root=(hdX,Y)
grub rescue> set prefix =(hdX,Y)/boot/grub or....
grub rescue> ls (hdX,Y)/usr/lib/grub/i386-pc (this is an alternative course right?)
grub rescue> insmod normal or just "normal"
All tried, and the end states "Filesystem is unknown."????

Since all failed, mostly due to my lack of understanding this issue, i turned to try booting from the BIOS the Ubuntu OS burned to my CD. However, since there is no CD, DVD reader bulit-in to my laptop, i ha... Read more

Answer:Grub Rescue problem

Reset the BIOS to the Default settings.
 

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Usually I run Windows 7 on my laptop. Recently I decided to dual boot Ubuntu on my computer. Later I decided to remove the Ubuntu operating system so, being a complete idiot, I deleted the partition containing the OS as well as grub. After restarting my computer, I received:

no such partition
grub rescue>

My computer is stuck like this and the problem is that I do not have any Windows installation discs. Is there anyway I could recover Windows without a disc, and instead a flash drive? Please help!

Answer:No such partition grub rescue HELP!

What is the make and model # of your computer? Does your computer still have the recovery partition on it? If so, you can run the recovery partition to reinstall Windows to Factory Defaults. This will loose all personal files so backup first.

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Here is my situation,
I own a Sony Vaio VPCEB3AFM. It came with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, no disks or anything. The product key is on the back of the laptop. I later installed Ubuntu, as I was beginning to take an interest in the potential of computers and began to explore with different Operating Systems. I installed it along side Windows 7. THEN, me being the dumbass I am, installed BackTrack 5 also. I then called Sony in attempt to restore my computer to factory defaults and just have Windows 7 as my only operating system. I shut my computer down and then hit F10 until the Vaio Rescue shows up. It was in the process of Restoring when it restarted and an error message came up. It reads, Error: No Such Partition Grub Rescue>. I have no idea what to do none of the OS boot up when I start it. I have no disks, I have only Ubuntu on a USB drive which I boot up by changing the BIOS blah blah. But when I do not have it in, the error message occurs. I would very much appreciate if anybody knows the solution to my problem and would be willing to help me out. I am not very good with computers and do not have too much knowledge so some terms I may not understand.

Answer:No Such Partition Grub Rescue

Hi you may have damaged the recovery partition in which case you need to purchase recovery discs from sony

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I recently formatted the partition with ubuntu 9.10 on it and when I try to boot back into vista now it says

GRUB loading.
Error: no such partition
grub rescue>

please help me get my maxhine back to normal! I can't get into vista at all!

Thankyou, burrell
 

Answer:Rescue GRUB problem!!

I solved my own problem, just in case anyone else gets this problem

Here's the link

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708
 

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Hi I am looking at Grub4dos since my recent foray into all things bootloaders. I am gaining a little footing with what I can and can't do (practically!) Although it was definitely trickier than I thought (or I just don't have the same time like I used to... ) Anyhow, I am looking at Grub because it sounds easier to learn the Grub2, and all my systems are pre EFI bios setups. I am looking for a 'Hoyle' maintainable setup. Therefore I decided to "initially" install W7 on C: and XP on D: (both on primary partitions)

But... also I have an existing XP image that was originally installed on C: Now I read somewhere, someone had a setup that would boot into a Master boot loader, presumably Grub, and then select one of two OSs and assign it C: and run it. and the other would become D: while leaving E,F,G, etc intact. That would really be a sweet setup for me because I could then use my existing XP image still since it would still think it is on C while running...

So my question is before I dive headlong into Grub. I know it would be the ideal bootloader for multi (pre EFI bios) But can it assign letters to partitions? so as to switch C and D like that while leaving other partitions assigns as they are? Just looking for a little confirmation and any tips. Here goes nothin'...

Answer:Dual Boot W7/XP using Grub - Can grub assign letters to partitions?

Why would you need to use Grub?

Take look at this:
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Hello. I managed to mess up my netbook and I need some help. I have an acer netbook that came pre-installed with xp and linux dual booting. There is no optical drive, just 2 recovery partitions. one for each OS. I was trying to do a restore to factory settings for the xp partition, by using Acer eRecovery Management. I ran it and at reboot I got the error message:
 
error no such partition
grub rescue.
 
What has actually happened and what can I do? Please help.
 

Answer:error no such partition grub rescue

From what I was able to find it appears that you need to repair the MBR (Master Boot Record).  This can be done vis the Recovery Console.  The problem now is that you don't have a XP disc supplied with this computer since it has the recovery partitions, but you can go to this website and use their information to make a disc for accessing the Recovery Console.
 
You can use the instructions at this website to repair the MBR once you have accessed the Recovery Console.

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I have this NUC. Msata and SDD.
I believe it to have been hacked.
MS zero help only wanted money.
Intel sent new device.
Wish to install my 8.1 Pro with my valid product key.
Upon attempting to install Win8.1,with USB media,it would not allow me to install to the Msata stating it was MBR and must be GPT, and after accepting my product key as valid.
I never attempted installing on the SDD.
Followed instructions to reformat and MSata showed a partition remaining of unallocated space.
Then it failed to see my valid product key as valid.
Upon rebooting I've only been able to get to BIOS or the Grub Rescue Command Prompt Screen "file system unknown"
I have typed in the "ls" command and got output.
No attempts to assign have been succesful.

I am unable to install windows on either the msate or sdd. The SDD has no partition showing.
I have tried with:
Msata and SDD installed

Msata removed/SDD installed

Msata installed/SDD removed

I attempted to do so thinking my installation media may now be corrupted although it worked fine prior and was doing fine except when the MBR/GPT issue presented itself.

EDIT: Got my win7 machine fixed after 1.5 years of it being jacked. One of its ram sticks was bad.

So, Any suggestions on how to install 8 in the face of grub rescue?

Answer:Grub Rescue after following partition instructions

It would be unusual to find an XP machine that allows booting from USB; so to boot that, you would need a DVD.

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So yes I had linux installed but I deleted that partition and now Im stuck and error: unknown filesystem Entering rescue mode grub rescue>

Answer:Windows 7 - Grub Rescue mode

OK Fixed it with ubuntu Boot repair

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Hello, I am using Windows 7 Starter edition on my Gateway Netbook, ID LT4004u.

I wanted to try out a new OS on it, one that was designed for Netbooks, EasyPeasy.

I downloaded the ISO and used YUMI USB installer to put it on my USB drive. I then tested out EasyPeasy, and liked it. I wanted to install it on the hard drive, and when I wanted to load it instead of Windows I could press a button. So I followed the install instructions and it got installed. Then everything went downhill. It auto defaulted on the Ubuntu, highlighting that option first. After booting into it, I started having an array of problems, e.g. cannot connect to internet with wifi.

I decided to remove EasyPeasy, so I loaded AOEMEI Partition Manager, and simply deleted the Ubuntu partitons. To my horror, next boot I get this message. "error no such partition grub rescue"

I have done research, but I need specified help. I need my Netbook working again in a week, but I cannot access anything now. I do not have a Windows install disc, but I still can get into EasyPeasy OS using my USB drive which has it installed.

Please help!

Answer:error no such partition grub rescue

Well, i'm back. Glad no one wasted their time trying to help me, as I found a solution myself.

1) I install hiren's boot cd on my USB
2) I ran a boot manager and booted my recovery partition
3) I formatted the hard drive and re-installed Windows

All fixed!

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Hey,

So i have windows vista and ubuntu on my laptop, I wanted to format the whole drive, and restore to factory settings.
I started formatting, and I went to eat something.
When i come back i see:

error: no such partition.
grub rescue>

I download from the Internet Vista_Recovery_Disc.iso
I recorded and tried booting but nothing
I try also booting from live cd ubuntu but also nothing...

does anyone know what happened and how to fix it??

Regards

Answer:Error: no such partition. Grub rescue Help please!

Hi Jessi James,

We can do few steps to check if the DVD drive is working fine:

1. Go to system set-up and check if DVD drive is the first boot device.
2. If it is not, change DVD drive to first boot device and Hard drive as second boot device.
3. Save changes and exit.
4. Then insert the vista DVD in the computer and restart the computer.
5. Follow the instructions in the below mentioned link to install windows in the computer: Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

Please reply if you have any further questions.

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Hi all. I am new to this forum as well as a fairly new ubuntu user. Yesterday I attempted to install ubuntu ver. 11.10 on my external hard drive. I have a WD Elements 1000gb external drive. I used the live cd and during install chose "something else". I allotted a partition of 80gb for the task. I partitioned it as follows: swap- 8gb, /boot ext2- 258mb, / ext4- 30gb, and /home ext4- approx. 42gb. My external hard disk is labelled as dev/sdb and the internal drive is dev/sda. I made sure that the grub bootloader was installed to dev/sdb. The whole reason for my choice to do this is to have ubuntu totally separate and portable. Anyhow, the installation went perfectly, no errors. Upon restart, I only get this error message. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:error: no such partition grub rescue

Welcome to Major Geeks, Snowman2765

Is this a fresh install to /sdb or did you have other data on the drive? What do you see when you boot live and type this in terminal?


Code:
fdisk -l
this should give you a list of partions (/dev/sda1, /dev/sda2 /SBA1... etc)

With a fresh install, I would attempt reinstall allowing install to overwrite sdb again.

If not a fresh install, you will have to do some minor prodding to tell grub where to boot.

Repair Grub help page

Purge and reinstall Grub2 thread from The Orange Side (Ubuntu Forums)
 

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By mistake I have deleted one disk partition and system showing grub rescue .Plz help me to solve this problem.

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I have a brand new Lenovo Twist.  I set up hard drive passwords in the bios (this laptop has the SSD boot drive and the regular drive).  I then removed the passwords in the bios. Now when I boot the laptop, the boot stops and I get some kind of bios screen that shows a Boot Menu and also an Application menu The Boot Menu shows an order :  Windows Boot Manager, ATA HDDO, ATA HDD2, and PCI Lan If I press enter when the Windows Boot Manager option in highlighted, then the boot completes as normal What can I do to remove this interruption of the boot process?

Answer:Lenovo Twist Boot Stops at Boot Menu/Application Menu in Bios

same problem

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Hi All,
 
Today , When I am using my Lenovo flex 15-2, Windows 8.1, 64 bit OS. I Got the black BG screen with boot menu /app menu. When I am dealing with them, after restarting laptop, i am getting same Windows. I am unable to open my desktop.
 
I've played around with the menu and I get nothing.
 
Please  Help.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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I have a 500gb hard drive. First I installed Windows 7 Pro 32-bit on the entire hard drive. Then I decided to install Ubuntu 10.10, but the drive was taken entirely by Windows 7. So I used the Manage Storage Utility by making 120 Gb of unallocated space, and around 371 Gb left for Windows 7. Then I successfully installed Ubuntu and had dual boot of Win 7 and Ubu 10.10. Everytime I would start up my PC it would ask me which boot option would you like to do, and I could select either Windows 7 or Ubuntu.

Now I decided that I don't need Ubuntu, but I need Windows XP Pro 32-but installed, so I went back to Windows 7's Manage Storage Utility, selected the 120Gb Ubuntu partition and deleted the volume. So now I've got 120Gb of unallocated space again.

But the problem is that when I restart my PC now and let it load past the "Press Any key to boot from CD or DVD...", I get the following message instead of booting up:
error: no such partition.
grub rescue>_
​If I boot Ubuntu CD, choose Try Ubuntu, go to Terminal and type in "sudo fdisk -l", I ger only a list of one drive wirh dev/sda1 of 500GB.
But if I boot from Windows 7 CD, it sees 1st partition of size as a 371Gb(The Windows 7 partition) System, and the other one is 120Gb(the deleted ubuntu partition Primary partition.

Can't I just put in Win XP, find and select the 120Gb unallocated space, and install it there?
 

Answer:Can't load to Winows 7. Grub rescue prompt

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Hi, i accedentally deleted volume for ubuntu in triple boot , now getting unknown file system grub rescue. Plz. Help me . My windows 8 n 7 files r extremely imp for me.
Thanks.

Answer:Unknown file system, grub rescue

Q1 - Exactly how did you "delete" the volume? - Was Ubuntu installed via WUBI or - in its own root partition and swap volume

Assuming you are familiar with Linux:

Q2 - Do you have a Live Linux CD (DVD) - Ubuntu, Mint etc that you can boot the PC from? - it does not need to be the same distro or version that you have "Deleted" - failing that, an equivalent bootable USB drive

Q3 - If Q2 is Yes - what can you see of the disk volumes on the PC - Do you see intact windows drives, and any partition remnants from the Ubuntu distribution? In a terminal, what does sudo fdisk -l tell you?

see here Win7-Win8 Dual boot problems my method for reinstalling grub - but I cannot comment on the state of your linux root volume

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Someone have success to launch Rescue and Recovery with the grub installed in MBR. I have try all this : http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Rescue_and_Recovery But for me it is ompossible

Answer:launch Rescue and Recovery with the grub installed in MBR

and also : http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-46088 but don't work for me on Lenovo M58 8820-AJG  

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hello I'm sorry to post this query again as I'm sure there must be a thread related to this but i have a very bad internet connection as of now so kindly help me
i tried recovering my laptop a sony vaio e series back to factory settings and upon restarting it is showing unknown file system grub rescue ,i had linux 9.0 mint installed which i stopped using a long time ago. so now i want go back to windows and have my laptop as i had bought it without linux . i also do not have any recovery discs as it was installed on the hard disk. please help me out.

Answer:unknown file system grub rescue

Hello and welcome arjun mate try this Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
you will of course need the use of a second computer ?friends? to make the media with.

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Hello. I would like some input on whether or not I should be concerned, and some education on why these things may have occurred.

Here's the situation: I booted up as normal - nothing at all alerted me to any issues. I noticed something odd however after a few minutes of idle time - my computer momentarily had difficulty keeping a display running, as though the monitor's resolution or refresh rate changed. After this everything returned to normal for a few more minutes, then it occurred again save for the fact that now my icons were shoved to a different part of the desktop.

I moved on as it stopped after that and went to browse the web; I opened Chrome and it told me that it crashed the previous time it opened which is strange given that it shut down normally. OK fine, hit 'restore' to which no particular tab opened up... strange, but marching on I went to open a website and that's when the real problems began.

First it was merely loading extremely slowly, took about 30 seconds before it even tried loading the webpage. Then Chrome crashed, recovered itself and crashed again to which I couldn't close it, tried to open up Task manager and that froze as well, until nothing save for moving the mouse would work.

Forced the rig to shut down and then was presented with this message:

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error: unknown filesystem
grub recovery>




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I need help for my laptop which earlier had windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed.
I wanted to install win 8.
So, I deleted both the drives and when I restarted the system, now I am seeing grub-rescue at boot.
Can anyone help how to overcome this issue asap.
I tried installing win 7 through USB, but the error pops up
" error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>_"

Answer:After removing windows 7 and ubuntu, I am getting grub-rescue

Not sure exactly what you have done.
Did you delete the partitions from booting W8 Install setup (or other partition manager)?
Did you actually try to install W8 and the restart was part of that process?
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Anyway, try Minitool Partition Wizard Bootable CD on a disc or USB drive and see if the Partition Recovery Wizard can get you back to normal.
I'm afraid I don't know the ins and outs of grub

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I have bought Lenovo Essential G580 (59-324061) Laptop (3rd Gen Ci5/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) on Feb 2013, its out of warranty now. I have installed Ubuntu in the laptop, not sure how i formatted the hard disk during installation. I guess it was full format of hard disk during installation (while selecting hard disk). Till today everything was working fine. From today morning, there is always a Boot menu which is being displayed with following options:1. ubuntu2. PCI LAN: Atheros Boot Agent3. ATA HDD: ST500LT012-9WS1424. ATAPI CD: MAT**bleep**A DVD-RAM UJ8D1 I have pressed enter in both Ubuntu and ATA HDD options. But after a brief duration the control comes back to the same menu I have specified before.  I am not able to understand what is happening, or how to boot to my ubuntu. Please help. I have searched for possible solutions in the community, but could not find any information either.













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Answer:Always showing boot menu /app menu on startup, not booting

Solved this at last. Just removed the battery and after 2-5 mins, switched on again, it worked fine. Probably this was due to the NOVO button (small button near to the power button) was clicked accidentally.  This probably made a hard reset, of the settings, and DONE.

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hey everyone first time user and hope the Lenovo community can give me some guidance! Of course Warranty just ran out last June and now this problem started up last night. i have a ThinkPad T400 type 2764.   Currently this is my problem: My computer has crashed within the  Windows Vista environment.  Forced shut down to restart the computer.  After the shut down my computer has not been able to boot back into Windows. Originally ran a HD Disk test from the BIOS:Passed the controller testFailed the Read Verification Test and Speed test, cancelled the test there. Then I booted into the Rescue Recovery Environment (F11)Booted fine.  Could read my internal hard drive that I thought was toast.  I was able to pull off all current files since last backup.  (The last backup was also in June of '13)  After that I proceeded to view my June 2013 backup.  Starts to proceed through the questions do you want to proceed etc.. finally click go and then I get a pause as the computer searches the external drive.  At that point I receive the message "The restore could not be executed because the selected backup was taken with a previous version of Rescue and Recovery" Not sure where to proceed from here.  I ran the PC doctor tests on the internal hard drive after and the results were:Random Seek test: passFunnel Seek test: passSurface Scan Test: failSmart Status test: passSmart short self test: failSm... Read more

Answer:T400 ThinkPad not booting to windows, will boot to Rescue Recovery but cannot restore

any 2.5 inch SATA hdd with 7 mm or 9.5 mm will work, advanced format system won't matter provide you are not using Lenovo Recovery media or cloning the old hdd. I would say just get a Windows 7 or Windows 8 retail installation media, and not use the recovery media for your new hdd. If you are using the recovery media, AFS hdd won't work properly. Also they cost about 50 dollars from Lenovo.

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Help
My PC says:
'error: unknown filesystem.
Entering rescue mode...
grub rescue>'
When I put ls it says
'(hd0), (hd0,msdos1)'
I have tried putting set boot=X and set prefix=X they both work fine no errors but when I put insmod normal, it says 'error unknown filesystem'
 

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Hi,

I am using Windows 7 operating system.
I manually Delete the Some Volume in Device Management. Then restart my System, but now my system doesn't boot.

That shows the following Error:

error: no such partition
grub rescue>

How can I fix this?

Thanking you
Ramanan

Answer:[SOLVED] No such partion grub rescue Error Windows 7

You will want to boot from a Windows CD, and get to "Repair Your Computer" next choose Command Prompt.

In the Command Prompt type:
bootrec /fixboot then hit enter, then once again in the Command Prompt type:
bootrec /fixmbr hit enter.

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My windows suddenly booted into GRUB Rescue mode and I can't get out of it, I would greatly appreciate any advice on this problem

When I try to run startup repairs I get the error message saying that it is unable to diagnose problems with the return messages:
Problem event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 3: unknown
Problem signature 4: 21200648
Problem signature 5: AutoFailover
Problem signature 6: 3
Problem signature 7: NoRootCause
OS version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale id: 1033

Is there anything I can do short of formatting the whole hard drive and reinstalling windows?

Answer:Windows: GRUB rescue mode, unknown filestream

Try removing Linux.

To Remove Linux take look at this post:
Error 0xc0000225 on boot

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

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My Acer AO75 notebook isn't booting. Has dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu. It's been great for four years. Noticed that it was going to automatically reboot in 10 minutes to upgrade (usual windows update notification in the lower right had corner). Decided to try and finish in 10 min. Was using PowerPoint, nothing special. Then blue screen. Reset. Got to the typical ACER opening screen, then "Read error." Then nothing.Tried F2 at next boot. Seems like it still recognizes my hard drive. Chose exit without saving.Then... Broadcom UNDI PXE-2.1 v.15.0.11Copyright info...PXE-E61: media test failure, check cablePXE-MOF: Exiting Broadcom PXE ROM.No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any keyCouldn't find my Ubuntu live flash. Just hit a key to see what'd happen. Repeated this all. Tried again.Then!Entering rescue mode...Grub rescue>So I've had Ubuntu but never did much technical with it these years. I don't know what I can do here.Tried this after a Google search (link below):grub rescue> set pager=1grub rescue > lsWhich returned:(hd0) (hd 0,msdos3) (hd0, msdos2) (hd0, msdos1)But I couldn't figure out whether the next commands on that page were going to help or not, so I chickened out. That page is here:https://www.linux.com/learn/how-res...I also tried:grub rescue> setWhich returned:cmdpath=(hd0)pager=1prefix=(hd0, msdos6)/boot/grubroot=hd0,msdos6Found this page. Help? :)message edited by edislost

Answer:Broadcom no bootable device, entering grub rescue - help?

Sounds like your hard disk is corrupted or damaged. I think you need to reinstall Windows (and possibly Ubuntu too).

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Hello.After Windows 10 came out, i noticed that my laptop working and booting not in UEFi mod.First i tried to go into OS settings (windows 10) and put there uefi setting on restart. Its booting without uefi at all.Tried to press f2,f1,f8,f7,f12, del keys - nothing.Tried to update bios from lenovo site - still nothing, i cant access uefi bios.Tried to install Windows 8, Windows 8.1 - cant boot into uefi of get uefi bios.What I'm doing wrong, direct me please? p.s. I'm using lenovo Z580.

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Acer Aspire One, XP. Got an alert from AVG that it had blocked a threat-- FakeAlert trojan or something like that. Shortly afterward everything started grinding to a halt and at some point there was another alert from AVG about a blocked threat. Tried to run a scan but computer shut down halfway through. Repeated with the same result. Tried starting in safe mode, but still couldn't make anything work. Early on I was able to run an online scan which found nothing. Also tried starting in safe mode with the command prompt. An endless loop started. Now the computer starts with the safe mode option screen. No matter which option I choose it then starts what looks like the normal windows startup process- the Windows loading screen comes up for a little while, then screen goes black, Aspire logo comes up for a second and back to the safemode screen. This cycle repeats endlessly. I created a Kaspersky rescue USB so that I could boot from the BIOS. I was able to get into the BIOS screen at startup using F2 and change the booting order so that the USB drive is first. When I restarted the cycle was the same as before, so it is not booting from the usb. Now what?

Please note that my tech knowledge is quite limited. It took me hours of research to get through these steps. I followed the instructions exactly, but I don't even know what a BIOS is or does.

Thanks much!
 

Answer:Malware- tried rescue usb from BIOS, still won't boot

bump
 

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Lenovo M running Windows 10 shutdown all by itself.  No weird sounds, just shutdown.  On restart, it posted OK but instead of booting this command line came up:  grub rescue>    I used setprefix command to try and find which device computer was booting from but all of them returned 'unknown filesystem'.  Any ideas?  Is this a dead hard drive?

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week old hp i -5 /12 gig ram /1 t hdd / windows home

I understand there is an issue with the new bios configurations that prevent booting these type disks.

Since users are going to need to image the hdd to an external what solution if any is there??? need assistance.

secondly as long as the win 10 boots and you are on the desktop will macrium reflect restore WITHOUT USING A RESCUE DISK???

Have been using macrium for couple of years and need an image of the hard drive on an external ... just in case ya know.

If anyone can help with instructions thast will not result in ruining the operating system would be appreciative.

thanks

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Hello world, I am Kiran.
     As you can see in title i have a problem i am finding solution for 2 days by now. Found many suggestion on what to do on youtube, yahoo answers and many other alternate sites but unfortunately there was no solution for me, i mean i am beginner as compared to many people on this forum and i think there are many thing i haven't tried yet as i know this forum can suggest it.
     Problem is i am not able to navigate or perform any operation in bios once i am there. its weird since if my keyboard wasn't supposed to work in bios i shouln't even able to get there by pressing Del key in the first place; or f12 for boot selection menu. from the menu it like froze up there. it works fine in windows ones i m in, or within that f8 key operations that brings up several options and safe mode during startup. so its only not working in cmos/bios munu snd boot selection.
here's the Detail of hard ware:   
     1. gigabyte motherboard model:g31m-es2l
     2. logitech ps2 keyboard
     3. not necessary i think (core2 duo, ddr2 2 gb X2 RAMs, 2gb Nvidea grafics)
 
     Things i've already tried:
1. clear cmos by jumper
2. changed cmos battery(since it was depleted after 1 yr of no use)
3. tested with another ps2 keyboard
4. updated bios from gigabyte online services 2 times
5. removed viruses lol and still cleaning
6. countless time pc restart by pressing bu... Read more

Answer:Keyboard(PS2) not working in Bios menu and Boot selection menu.

If your system currently has a malware problem/situation...this is not the correct forum for such.
 
Any issues that the system has developed...may be related to malware.  Rather than start a million topics for emerging symptoms...let's see if we can neutralize the malware aspect and then go on to whatever issues may appear.
 
Moved topic to Am I Infected forum.
 
Louis

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Hi I've a strange problem.  My Vista installation on my X200 Tablet 7448-CTO reported a disk error and wouldn't run chkdsk on reboot.  So I went into the recovery system (it gave me a login prompt so I logged in) and asked it to do a start up repair.  It ran a diagnostic and then rebooted.  It rebooted back to the recovery system asked me what my keyboard layout was (I picked US and clicked next) and then it said that I had to login to continue but it didn't give me anywhere to login and gave me a cancel button as my only option.  Clicking on cancel reboots back to the recovery system and a dialog asking me what my keyboard layout is (I pick US and click next) and I'm told I have to login to continue and I have only the cancel option again which reboots the system etc... I can't find any reference online so any guidance appreciated.  I'm fairly technical so I changed boot partition from recovery (SERVICEV003) to C: (SW_Preload) but all I got was Boot manager missing  so I changed back. Many thanks 













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Answer:Boot to Rescue but fails to authenticate so stuck in boot to rescue loop. Help Needed!

Just in case anyone else has this problem.  Here's the solution: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392 you'll need to search for windows installations to rebuild the bootmanager so as to boot windows and not the recovery system

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Hi everyone, I tried getting to the advanced Bios setup under Bios menu but couldnt find it. The Bios version of my Pc is insyde F.1B. please what can i do ?

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Hi dear forum members, I have a serious problem with my E530 type 3259, running Win10, latest BIOS 2.58 in UEFI mode and expressCache with mSata SSD. The laptop was doing some Windows updates and because I had to leave, as soon as it restarted and I saw the bios splash screen I shut down the computer (1 short press on the power button, it went off a moment later).Today, the laptop does not boot anything anymore except for the diagnostic screen (all tests pass), it is stuck at the splash screen with the message "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter. ". I can still access the BIOS by pressing F1 but the boot menu with the startup options is gone! (see picture)Same issue as HERE and HERE on the forum. More information & what I tried:- I always set a supervisor password on the BIOS and disable the F12 key on my lenovo's. I have now removed the supervisor password but cannot re-enable the F12 key.- I tried booting everything live CD, HDD, USB stick, etc. no luck- I tried a Phoenix crisis recovery with the biosfile .LT1 and by pressing Fn + R but it does not read from the USB key  altough it does give a system board beep (1short 2x3short 1short) at times and the screen always stays blank (if you have more info on this, please PM me I understand this is advanced stuff and at my own risks) It is like it is stuck in a hybrid reboot/shutdown and the startup options are thus not available. I know the BIOS cannot be hard reset, removing the RTC batte... Read more

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Is there any other way to access the R&R from boot? and what's the unattend answer file anyway?I'm trying to go to rescue and recovery from boot because my windows wouldn't load. It shows this message: "Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:Windows\Panther]unattend.xml]. The answer file is invalid" I want to reinstall windows anyway so I tried going to the R and R page from boot: pressing the Thinkvantage button when it say "to interrupt normal setup... etc." I pressed the button and the message disappears, but it doesn't lead to the R & R page, it just starts windows normally. F8 leads only to more options of loading windows, like safe mode, etc. but non of them works because of the "unattend answer" file. How do I go to R&R if not through the thinkvantage button?What is unatend answer file anyway?

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I took out my 1TB 5400RPM Harddrive that came with the Ideapad Z585 and replaced it with a faster 500GB 7200RPM Harddrive.  I then changed the boot sequence in the Bios to start from the CD/DVD drive and installed windows 8 from Windows disks. I also installed the necessary drivers.  I made the new drive have only two partitions and no recovery partition. After installing windows the laptop was working great until I pressed F2 and went back into the Bios.  While in the Bios I changed the boot sequence back the way it was to boot from Harddrive first.  I also removed my password. Now everytime I try to save and exit the Bios the screen goes black, then goes right back into the bios. I removed the 500GB Harddrive and went back to the original 1TB harddrive that came with it.  Now the Bios works fine.  How do I make it so the bios works with the new drive? Thanks for the help Greg

Answer:Ideapad Z585 stuck in Bios boot menu - Can't exit the Bios

When windows 8 was installed was it in uefi mode and the disk formatted as a gpt disk? I'm referring to the 500 Gb 7200 rpm hdd. Aditional question: Is the Windows 8 that you use 64-bit?

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Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update  s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference.  Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.Mike

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Need some help guys, this am I turned my X230 on and all I get is the boot menu! Wont boot up from Hard Drive. So I popped the HD out put it in another X230 and booted up fine. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks !!













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Answer:X230 Not booting to HD Just boot menu?

Hi Harleymhs,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that your issue is with system not booting to Windows on your ThinkPad X230.
 
Have you checked other system HDD with this system, or with different HDD?
Check setting the BIOS to factory default by entering to BIOS and press F9 for default and F10 to save and exit.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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My Dell Inspiron 17r – 5721 laptop on boot up will only get as far as the boot up menu page and will not load windows. I have tried doing few thing and different ways to boot with no luck I even tried a DVD that is a rescue disc. Hoping somewhere out there someone will have an easy fix for this problem.Thank you

Answer:Stops booting at the boot menu

Please describe the different ways to boot you have tried so far.  What sort of DVD rescue disk did you try using, and what options on it did you try?
 
Are you able to boot into Windows Safe Mode?
 
To enter Windows 7 Safe Mode, turn on or restart your PC.  Just before the Windows 7 splash screen appears, press the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Option.
Choose Safe Mode.

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I've a dual boot machine running XP Pro and openSuse 10.3 using GRUB as booloading. Recently I developed some problems in windows after a virus attack and windows is not working. When I try to start in safe mode 'safe mode' apperas at the four corners of the screen and the screen remains black.
Linux is working fine.

I've decided to repair windows. I've changed the BIOS option to boot from my DVD drive first. But even though from the GRUB option when I choose windows it's not booting at all. The XP CD is fine and working perfectly in another computer.

Is it a GRUB problem or anything else?

Please help

Thanks in advance

Answer:Win XP CD not booting from GRUB

Once you performed a repair install on XP new default entries were entered into the mbr for Windows replacing Grub as the boot loader. You would now have to add XP back into it as a boot option.

Are you dual booting across more then one drive? Grub may be on one while the other contains the XP boot files.

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My Lenovo Z 580 is not booting it is showing boot menu and when I am selecting a hard disc or bootable CD drive it is again coming to the same thing . I tried with Linux/ Windows bootable CD/ DVD but it is doing the same thing
 

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OK. My computer multi-boots to Windows 7 & 8 right now. 8 is on an SSD.

I am thinking about adding another HDD, moving 8 to the new HDD, and installing Windows 10 [Technical Preview] onto the SSD. If I disconnect the drives with 7 & 8 during the install, then add them to the boot menu after, can I make the computer boot to the HDD with 8, have that boot menu default to 8, with 7 & 10 as options, and if I make the computer boot off the SSD default to 10 with 7 & 8 as options?

Answer:Boot Menu & Multi-Harddrive booting

I am assuming that you have W7 & 8 installed using MBR style and they are both running 64 bit.
With Windows 8 running. Open Admin command prompt and type: bcdedit /export BCDbackup to save your current BCD. copy BCDbackup to somewhere safe.With the HD connected. Download Macrium Rescue disk from here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxg...ew?usp=sharing and use: Rufus - Create bootable USB to create a bootable USB stick. then boot up your PC with it.On the first screen. Select Backup tab, select the SSD as source, click "Clone This disk", click next, select the HD as destination disk. Make sure you select the correct one.Shutdown. Disconnect the SSD and connect the HD to the cable that was connected to the SSD. set the boot priority to the HD in BIOS then reboot.If everything boot up as expected. Shutdown and connect the SSDBoot up Windows 10 TP installation media then select the SSD to install Windows 10
NOTE: delete all partitions from the SSD then click next.

Hope this helps.

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Hi,

A couple of weeks ago I got infected by a virus (Bagle?) which wiped out my security software and made my system boot much more slowly. The delay is basically much earlier in the boot process than most of the "Guide to why your pc is slow booting"-type advice. As soon as the BIOS has finished its display telling me it has found my drives it then just sits there for 2 or 3 minutes before the usual Boot Menu shows up (with its normal 30sec countdown), after which everything is normal. It used to be just 2 or 3 seconds rather than minutes.

Now I had help from another forum to remove the malware and am told my system is now clean. When informed of the remaining delay problem the helper basically said it was now out of his specialty and he referred me here so I am asking you guys for help please.

Further info - Some of my security apps had to be re-installed as they had been corrupted. Since then I have tried booting to the Recovery Console and tried FIXMBR and FIXBOOT but they made no difference. I have also tried AVG AntiRootkit which found nothing.
It is quite possible that the problem could be unrelated to the viral attack.

My system is a Dual Core system, 1024Mb RAM and over 100GB disk space free. Running WinXP Pro SP2. All updates applied.

Answer:Slow Booting Prior To Boot Menu

Without a specific problem to approach, I'd have to suggest using SFC.EXE /SCANNOW or a repair install of Windows (uninstall IE7 first).

It all depends on what's causing the slowdown - and there's no telling what that is without extended diagnostics. For starters you can look in your Event Viewer for errors - and can use the Microsoft BootVis tool (although it's use isn't supported in XP) to figure out what's causing the delay.

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Hi!
Last year I purchased a XPS 13 and was pretty happy with it until the mini Displayport stopped working and I had to send the device to Dell two weeks ago. Unfortunately they reset my laptop and Windows 8 was the operating system again (I upgraded to Windows 10).
Then I tried to use my system image, which I created before sending the laptop in. This did not work because of Windows 8 instead of Windows 10. I read in some help forums and one person recommended to restart the laptop by using a USB as recovery disk, which I did. I made the recovery disk and entered the BIOS/UEFI and changed the boot order to USB first.
Now I cannot reset my laptop with the USB recovery disk, since the laptop then tells me:
"Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing."
I also cannot change back to the original boot sequence since the HDD is missing in the options. When I enable legacy mode, there is no HDD. When I take out the USB recovery disk, I automatically get to a black screen which says:
"No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility, F5 for system check. I did the system check and it found no error."

Can anybody please help me with this?

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lenovo 480, windows 8, 2gb mem, 500 gb hdd.. when i power the laptop the boot menu always apppear, so i chose to boot on the hard drive but it will not continue to boot to the hard drive at will return to boot menu... so i check the hard drive by using hirem... and nothing error found....

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How do I boot from dvd or usb?  I get no startup options.  I jave tried f2, F5, F8, F11, F12.HP ENVY TouchSmart 23se-d494 All-in-One Desktop PC

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