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Lenovo Thinkpad x230 stuck on boot menu

Question: Lenovo Thinkpad x230 stuck on boot menu

i have a lenovo x230 and its stuck on a screen and all it says it boot menu. Any help would be great thanks

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Answer: Lenovo Thinkpad x230 stuck on boot menu

I would need to see it to be sure, but my guess is that the hard disk was logically damaged. That means the boot record or partition information was wiped out. It could also be a disk hardware error. Do you have a backup?

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I purchased a thinkpad x230 just this past Christmas (it's a 3434 type,) but I'm having an issue with the booting process. There's no physical damage, no spills or cracks, but over the weekend, it suddenly started restarting repeatedly. It only did this a couple of times, but the last few it told me "Windows loading files" in the bold white print that the startup menu is written in. The load bar would fill completely and then the system would freeze. Finally, it refused to boot at all. The power was on, the backlight flashed for a moment, but the operating system wouldn't boot and  I tried running it without the battery, removing both power sources and holding the power button for thirty seconds, and other suggested solutions that I had from some of my friends, but none of them worked. Is it a problem that requires a replacement part or an expert eye? Or can I fix it myself? 

Answer:Thinkpad x230 Refusing to Boot, Bios menu inaccessible

are you using the laptop with Windows 8? If so can you so press Enter repeatedly when booting?

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Answer:Im stuck in the Boot Menu/Application Menu page when I turn on the computer. ThinkPad Edge E530.

Same problem except with Lenovo B590 

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Hi there
 
Please can someone help me fix the above issue.. I'm stuck in a Lenovo Flex Zone (!) - aka the screen is stuck on the below menu:
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 The harddrive was replaced a few months ago after a similar issue occurred - hoping someone can save this one's soul....  many thanks in advance...

Answer:Lenovo flex 14 stuck on Boot Menu / App Menu

HiWhat do you mean by stuck? What happens when you press Enter key on that menu?

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Answer:ThinkPad hangs on boot - stuck at Lenovo boot screen

I am also experiencing this problem Like the OP, it seems random and has occured from day one. Boots to Lenovo ScreenFails to show spinning circleF1 light stays onNothing further happens (longest I have left it for is ~ 5 min). If I hold the power button down for several seconds, I can switch the machine off. Usually waiting 30-60 seconds and re-starting is sufficient for a normal boot and start up. On occassion, I have to go through the shut down cycle twice before I can successfully start the computer. Unlike the OP, I have not seen any error messages, or blue screen.  System Info:20CDCT01WWWindows 8.1 Pro256gb/8gbEmdedded Controller Version 1.09 

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Answer:New Lenovo E540 stuck on Boot Menu?

Hi Ktkt2289,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with not Booting to Windows on your ThinkPad E540.
 

Please check if the system is shipped with pre-loaded Windows OS.
Keep tapping F2 key after switching ON the system this will take you to BIOS option and there go to Boot option and check if you are able to see HDD there.
Check and confirm if there is any Windows COA sticker at the bottom of the laptop.
Please provide the system MTM (Machine Type Model) number which will be at the back of the system written on the white sticker.

Hope to hear back soon!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Answer:Lenovo B590 stuck on Boot Menu

i also had this problem in the last week and you might changed some bios startup boot menu

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Answer:Stuck at boot menu - Lenovo W530 Watch

If you have something connected to the USB 3.0 ports, remove them and shutdown.  Then see if it powers up and runs properly.

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Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

Yes, this slot is indeed for the Expresscard and no, unfortunately you cannot boot from it.

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Answer:keyboard Fix lenovo thinkpad X230

Hi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you spilled coffee on your Lenovo ThinkPad X230 and afterwards, the keyboard stopped functioning.
 
Refer the hardware maintenance manual of X230 to understand how to perform installation and disassembly of hardware components.
 
Hope this helps!
Best regards,
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Answer:Lenovo X230 tablet Thinkpad/trackpad not functioning

welcome to the community!
 
please check to make sure your trackpad is not disabled in your bios.
 
for reference, on my t60p, i have the trackpad disabled in bios because i never use it ( trackpoint evangelist here ). regardless, when i'm at the windows 7 login screen, my trackpad is active. as soon as i'm logged in and i've got a windows desktop, the trackpad is inactive. i'm not sure why i have that small window where it works, but there it is, fwiw.
 
cheers.

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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad X230 Tablet - Display Problem

If it is under warranty, call for service, rather than dealing with it. The first step is to unplug it and remove the battery. Press the power button 5 times, holding it for 10 seconds on the last push. Put it back together; plug it in, and try again.

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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad X230 HDMI mini displayport problem

Hi Alan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Can you check uninstalling the current graphic driver from Control panel -- Program & feature option, and download the latest version from the below link.
 
Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit), Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (64-bit)
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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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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Do anyone know how to solve this problem? This problem occurs even when I choose the default configuration. 

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0019.0):
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WGA Data-->
Validation Status: Genuine
Validation Code: 0
Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-733WD
Windows Product Key Hash: J8bZA6mhcZqo/1ndlXzMli4JtGo=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {BE307F4D-C95B-4AEC-A0C0-964831D0BF82}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
WGA Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.151019-1254
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 - 100 Genuine
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154... Read more

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Answer:Unable to pxe boot ThinkPad X230 (2325)

Hey mate,  This is going to be UEFI Secure Boot settings. Just had the same issue.  Disable secure Boot and change the boot settings to Legacy  

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 Anyone knows? (see attached image).
 
Link to image
 
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Answer:Strange boot error on my Thinkpad X230 Tablet.

No problem. The system just ran diskchk - a windows utility to check the integrity of your drive. That normally happens after an unusual shutdown.

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Answer:L540 stuck in boot menu/app menu (media test failure)

For reference I've attached the error message below.


























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

same problem

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Answer:lenovo x230 - Does not boot!!!

fre_madrid,1. unplug power cable and battery, press and hold the power button during 30 sec, plug the battery and cable again, try to boot laptop.2. OR if you are familiar with disassembling of keyboard and palmrest do it, then unplug connector of small yellow battery under palmrest (near FPR) during several minuts. Assemble the laptop and try to boot. If laptop will boot go to BIOS setup, press F9 and save default settings, set and save your settings.If that actions will not resolve the issue I'm afraid you have to contact with Lenovo support.

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I have the same problem, ThinkPad hungs at ThinkPad logo screen. I checked the USB which seems to be ok!I cant enter the bios by pressing F1. I tried removing internal/external batteries and boot with no success. Everytime stucks on Welcome screen. Any suggestions?

Answer:Re: ThinkPad hangs on boot - stuck at Thinkpad screen

I'm curious, what model is your TP and the BIOS version you're running?  Some suggestions...





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T430 fails to read hard drive or hangs up on startup when the battery is installed.  Typically will start on AC without the battery installed, but still hangs up intermittently  Was working fine until after multiple rapid power outages during a storm. Any ideas? OS is Windows 10 Thanks in advance!

Answer:ThinkPad hangs on boot - stuck at Thinkpad screen

You might have damaged the power circuitry on the motherboard.  If that is the case, the only solution is to replace the board.  There is an array of power transistors that handles the switching back and forth between AC and battery.

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Okay, this is quite a long topic name^^ Actually, the problem is the following:I shutdown my X230 (Xubuntu is installed) and wait until it is shut down. The notebook lid is still opened and i press on the release button of my docking station. Suddenly the notebook boots up again and tries to boot over PXE...Sounds like a **bleep**, doesn't it? Does anyone experience the same issues? Best regards,betatester

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I've had my laptop for a little while now, and today my laptop suddenly crashed, and without me realising it crashed to a blue screen I turned my laptop off by holding down the power button.

Now every time I turn on the laptop I'm stuck on Boot Menu / App Menu, out of the four options that are there I can only press setup, but I have no idea what to do in setup that may help. I can't get on my laptop at all this way and it's very frustrating :/
 

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I currently have the lenovo x1 carbon 3rd generation, which I purchased last summer. Hours ago, I decided to restart my laptop, but it ended up getting stuck in the boot menu/app menu. I have tried pressing the esc button or doing the f9 f10 method in the BIOS menu, but nothing seems to work. Does anyone know how I can fix this? This really is wasting my time, as I have assignments due and finals coming up, and I am getting really frustrated. Thank you!

Answer:x1 carbon stuck in boot menu/app menu

This sounds like a damaged boot record or a bad SSD.  Do you have a good backup?
 
Does it ever start?  If so, run chrystal diskinfo (free)

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Hi all.  A few days ago the power ran down on my yoga to where it turned off while I was working.  I plugged in the power cord and powered the machine up again.  It only goes to this Boot Menu/App Menu screen.  I can get to the Startup Interrupt Menu by pressing enter.  From there I can enter the BIOS Utility, but am lost inside there.  There are 3 other options from the interrupt menu.  ESC = resume normal startup (takes me back to boot menu screen); F10= to diagnose hardward (ran full diganoses and everything passed); and F12=to choose a temporary startup device (takes me also back to boot menu).   The only thing that has changed on my computer is that I installed windows 10 last week.  It ran perfectly for 3 days, and only when the power ran down did this happen.  Would very much appreciate any guidance here.  Thanks! 

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 2 Keeps going to Boot Menu/App Menu ...

When you run diagnostics, is the disk sensed?  If yes, it sounds like the disk was corrupted when it shut off

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When I bought my Lenovo ThinkPad X200S, All my friends make fun on me they called me (idiot) because they are Fans for DELL and/or HP ?.  They said that this Laptop look like Old style since they Create the first laptop in the world , they was proud with there laptops ,with a lot of Colored lights ,touch buttons ,cover Themes ? etc But I was defending my Own laptop the Great (Lenovo ThinkPad X200S) , and I was telling them , (Guys , I bought the laptop form the Creators of the technology , IBM , the great Name, The History , I bought the Performance , Durability ,Genus Engineering ) , even how much I trust Lenovo , I gave me self the right to tell them that (Lenovo products , never Broke , and never stuck or let me down ) ?.  But, when I was trying to Stop my Bluetooth Device using (FUN + Radio Button) ?..Ooops, the Laptop Stuck?!!!!!! , I was shocked!!!!! , it was like someone stabs me with a Knife in my back..!!! , if you want the Truth my friend make fun on me more and more , and I Toke my laptop home without even say good by ?I was disappointed like never before .. !!! I tried more and more to do that again in home , and it was the same result , Even I found that when I try to Start OR Stop the Wi-fi from the Button at the lest side of the laptop , the same thing happening  90% from  my trying (laptop stuck again ) !!!!!! I try to format and install new windows 7 pro ?I Install all the latest driver using (Thinkvantige system... Read more

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X200S Stuck ... !!!

are you using thinkvantage access software? try uninstalling it and see whether that helps.

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Hi All,I've bought LENOVO X230 THINKPAD TABLET, i7-3520M, MULTI-TOUCH on eBay, and I got it with a broken motherboard.  I couldn't turn it on when I opened the box, and I gave it to IBM's service in Israel. Now they just told me that they don't have the part, and they are waiting to get it from the US only next week. It means that I will use my NEW computer only 2 weeks after I got it!It relly make me feel very disappointed from Lenovo's quality! Does it make sense? I needed it for work and now I'm working with a terrible computer! How is it happen to a company like Lenovo that they sell a new expensive computer with a broken motherboard??? Don't they have a quality control ? Do I deserve a compensation?  

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this is what it looks like! please help me I am in trouble. I tried looking at other people's questions about this but none of the answers seem to help me and it always redirects me back to this same screen.please tell me what to do!
 

Answer:Lenovo g580 opens at boot menu/app menu screen help!!

and it won't let me exit either!
 

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So when I turn on my lenovo u410 laptop I get this menu box up as seen below in a black background. I've played around with the menu and I get nothing. This has been happening for the past few days and usually it manages to get past this and start up normally. However today is the day it's decided to stay put and I have no idea what to do. This is very frustrating as I only bought the laptop less then 2 months ago. Please help!     It's windows 8 btw   

Answer:lenovo u410 won't work. Boot menu/App menu pops up

Hi N_A,
 
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to guide you in a way to try to set the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) inside the BIOS to be the first priority booting order so we will try to return the BIOS to factory default settings:
 
Step1: Please turn off the machine and then at the left side you can see the NOVO button which is the button with the curve arrow
 
Step2: Press on the NOVO button and then you will get option press on BIOS Setup
 
Step3: Please press on FN+F9 together and then press Enter on Yes option and then FN+F10 to save and exit and then press Enter
 
Hope the information helps. Let us know.
 
Regards
 
Soha



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What we can do, if there happen to me (error 0210 stuck key 29)?....................................................................................................

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad error 0210 stuck key 29

See this:http://www.ehow.com/how_5914680_fix...If that doesn't do the trick then power off the computer and give the offending key twelve or more very firm taps - this sometimes works, at least for a while.Otherwise replace the keyboard or embarks on a much more complex repair.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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when i open my pc,i always click f1 to open it and see the error 0210 stuck key 29 also my pc audio not working iheard also softclicking sound coming to my pc.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad error 0210 stuck key 29

Identify your computer, or BOTH computers if your topic is about two of them.For your Lenovo laptopFind your specific Product number and tell us what it is:Finding my product number http://support.lenovo.com/en_IN/Fin...Find it on the bottom of your laptop, or, if you access that web page on your Lenovo computer, see this on that page: Automatically detect this system's product number (machine type / model) If this topic is about 2 computers, if the other one is not Lenovo ....Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard. The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.If it's a Dell computer...Go here for how to find the Service tag "number":http://support.dell.com/support/top...Tell us what it is.If it's a HP or Compaq computer.....Go here:http://partsurfer.hp.com/search.aspxScroll down a bit.Look for the similar label on the outside of your computer.Quote the specific model number - that's at the end of the first line.Quote the Product number - that's on the third line.The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots. ............Obviously, check your keybo... Read more

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Hi all, I recently purchased a lenovo thinkpad t470. after the first boot setup, i can no longer boot the computer again because it always stucks at the Lenovo screen (it doesn't have the loading circle under the lenovo simble). I wonder if anyone has encounter the same problem and have any idea on how to solve this issue ? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Thinkpad t470 stuck at lenovo screen

Hi hle,1. When the Lenovo screen shows up, press F10 and perform a full hardware diagnostics.2. If step 1. does not work, or shows failure, contact Tech Support.
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Turned my laptop on and goes straight to Boot Menu with options ATAPI CD: Mat**bleep**a DVD - Ram UJ8D1PCI LAN EFI Network (IPv4)Windows Boot ManagerPCI LAN EFI Network (IPv6) I go round and round always coming back to this.  It also make multiple beeps when it switches on.  Don't know what to do.

Answer:Lenovo G580 goes straight to Boot Menu App menu

Dear MCStress,
 
Thank You For Contacing Lenovo.
 
Kindly try to check if the HDD (Hard disk drive) is detected in the BIOS or not , Also you can try to reset the BIOS by choosing the option Load default settings in the BIOS exit page.
 
If you are using Win 8 >>You can go to the BIOS by pressing the Recovery Button (Small button next to the power button).
 
If you are using Win 7 >> You can Press the Key F2 while the machine is starting up.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists.





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Hi,
Today when I turned on my lenovo miix 2 this boot/app menu appeared, and now every time I start the tablet this menu appears. I don't know why this happens. I tried pressing f2 and got what you can see in the 2nd photo.
The system is windows 8.
How can I get my tablet to start properly again? Please help!
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My hard drive, just two years old, had gone.  I have replaced it but still only get the Boot Menu can't get the laptop to restart.  What can I do to get my laptop working again? 

Answer:Lenovo G580 goes straight to Boot Menu App menu

Hi Mcstress,
 
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system.
 
Reinstall the operating system and check for the issue, also share the snap shot of the issue if possible.
 
Best regards,         
 
Ashwin.S





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My laptop is stuck on start up repair. Its been 12 hours now and its still doing start up repair. Help me please.

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad T500 stuck on startup repair

1- What OS? you list Linux but this sounds like a Windows start up repair? What version?2- Hold down power button until shut off. wait a half minute and start again.3- Please lay out the original problem and why you are doing a start up repair.4- Did you first try to confirm that there was no hardware problem before trying start up repair?5- The more information including all recent history, the better for us to help you.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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So what happens is when I start my laptop it beeps once and straight goes to lenovo diagnostic screen. I ran all the diagnostics, HDD, RAm etc and it all passed.  I exit the aplication then the laptop restarts and again goes to Lenovo diagnostic screen on its own. Cant even access boot. When it says Press Enter to disrupt boot , even pressing enter does nothing. It straight goes to , Lenovo Diagnostic. Please help.

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Hello, Even myself are facing same error message while switch on(power on) laptopusing ibml lenovo thinkpad edge series  error 0210 : stuck key 36press <F1> to setup... nothing happen here none of the keys are working when this message popup except direct power off. possible if anybody share such experience solution. highly grateful.  regdswasi

Answer:lenovo thinkpad edge error 0210 : stuck key 36

Can you try actuating every key on the keyboard a few times to see if anything is jammed, then turn it on?

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Hello,When powering on I get this error "Error 0210: Stuck Key 01Press <F1> to Setup" Please give your valuable suggestions. Thanks in advance. Sukumar













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Answer:When booting I get an Error 0210: Stuck Key 01 Lenovo Thinkpad

Hi Sukumar,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are getting stuck key error in your Lenovo ThinkPad.
 
Stuck key error means that one or more keys on the keyboard are stuck. It's possible that a liquid spill can also cause one or more keys to electrically "short" causing the error. Inspect the keyboard and check if any keys are mechanically stuck.
 
If you're mechanically handy you can remove the keyboard, inspect any chances of damage or corrosion. Plug it back and see if error is still occurring.
 
Reset BIOS to default settings. Perform Flee Power ? remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer. Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and turn ON the computer.
 
If none of the above said helped to resolve your concern, I strongly recommend you to contact our technical support for assistance.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Best Regards,
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Hello! I searched for a solution but couldn't find one.In my company we only use Thinkpads and I got an R500 wich was replaced by a newer model.It was working (I saw it), the admin told me he would delete the bios-password. He opened BIOS->Security (did see wich password he changed) closed it and gave it to me. Now on startup it is stuck on the startup screen saying "To interrupt normal startup, press blue ThinkVantage button", and no button does anything. I removed CMOS-Battery but still the same. Any help appreciated Best regardProton 

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad R500 gets stuck on the startup screen

Check USB port whether it is broken or pin is touching each other.

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After looking around a bit I couldn't find anyone with this particular problem, but maybe I missed something.  At any rate, my problem is that any time I use the stylus near the top or left hand side of the screen, it simply stops working. On the left side, it simply won't go the last centimeter over. It's as if it thinks it's reached the edge of the screen.  At the top centimeter however, it gets stuck. If I move the stylus up into that area, it will reach a certain horizontal line. Moving the stylus up further will cause no vertical movement and spastic, oversensitive horizontal movement. However, if I start moving my stylus down, the cursor begins to very slowly move up. The curser will stay in the top centimeter of the screen until the stylus is touched somewhere in the bottom fourth of the screen, whereapon the cursor will snap back to where the stylus actually is. If the stylus touches the screen anywhere while it's 'stuck,' it will click at wherever it seems to think it is, which very often causes unwanted closing of tabs or windows.  This problem does not occur when using touch. If I use my finger, the computer can accurately tell where I've pressed it, even if it's in the areas that cause problems.   Is there a problem with the software/drivers? Is the pen faulty? Or is there something wrong with my screen?    

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hello.  When I restart the computer after a Hibernate (Windows 10) the computer sometime the computer stall at the Lenovo boot screen.  I updated all the firmware and software available in Companion. There is a reason for that ?

Answer:ThinkPad P70 is stuck at Lenovo logo screen after Hibernate

Do you have the latest BIOS?  
 
Do you authenticate through a domain controller?  Where is network boot in the boot order?

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We recently bought 4 x Thinkpad e470 laptops all of which keep getting stuck on the lenovo start up screens it is getting very annoying we dont have any borken or bent usb pins the laptops are in perfect condition. we have literly tried everything we can think off this seems to be a comon trate for thinkpads is there a fix ?

Answer:Thinkpad E470 stuck on lenovo splash screen

Hello all! I agree with you. But I have a question for you. Can anyone tell me the difference between IPS panels, TN panels and Quantum computer panels?

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EDIT: Should be aswRVRT.sys
 
Computer worked fine in the morning. Then I turned it off later (had windows update)
then when I came home in the afternoon to open my PC it just didnt work.
 
When I try to go to safe mode it just gets stuck at aswRVRT.sys.
 
If it helps I already ran FRST.
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 31-10-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-FK8MU7P on 03-11-2013 12:38:52
Running from K:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
 
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
 
HKLM\...\Run: [GamecomSound] - C:\Program Files\Plantronics\GameCom780\GameCom780.exe [777448 2011-12-01] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\updaterstartuputility.exe [472984 2013-06-03] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe [1356240 2013-08-12] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [MsmqIntCert] - regsvr32 /s mqrt.dll
HKLM\...\Run: [Nvtmru] - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\NvTmru.exe [1028384 2013-10-17] (NVIDIA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [UMonit] - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\UMonit.exe [49152 1999-12-31] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [RTHDVCPL] - ... Read more

Answer:Windows stuck on "starting Windows" screen/ Boot menu stuck at aswRVRT.exe

Anyone please?

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 NOBODY seems to know what to do about this. Any ANSWERS????LENOVO THINKPAD EDGE 0578-A25 , Error 0201 Stuck Key 28













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Answer:LENOVO THINKPAD EDGE 0578-A25 , Error 0201 Stuck Key 28

usually stuck key means you would need a new keyboard. Do you still have warranty left?

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Question: Stuck in boot menu

I bought a Samsung ultrabook last week. I'm still in the process of transferring my files onto it, however I just tried to turn it on and instead of booting up to my windows 8 home page, it goes to 'boot menu.' There are two options:

1.SATA HDD:: Hitachi HTS545050A7E380
2. Windows Boot Menu

If I try either of these it just loops back to the same screen again.

If I tab across to App Menu, I can enter setup, but I have no idea what to do in there!

What can I do?
 

Answer:Stuck in boot menu

Good chance the hard drive has gone bad on you. I suggest you return it to where you purchased it and see if they will replace the computer with a new one.
 

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Question: Stuck on boot menu

Hi
My Lenovo G580 laptop won't start up. When I turn it on using the power button it goes straight to boot menu/app menu. There are various options there to choose from, but whichever one I choose, it keeps going back to boot menu. I've tried using the novo button, but it still doesn't work. Whatever I choose from the novo button screen, except "BIOS setup", keeps taking me back to the boot menu. My laptop won't start up, and it's really frustrating! Please help?!

Thanks
 

Answer:Stuck on boot menu

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Okay so I turned on my computer this morning (its a samsung laptop) and it was all black and it had an option of boot menu
1. Windows Boot Manager
2.Windows Boot Manager (again I don't know why)
3. SATA CD : : TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-U633J
and App Menu
1. Setup
 

Answer:Stuck on boot menu!

lolomg

You have a Samsung with Windows 8 pre-installed is my opinion and the computer has what is known as a UEFI - (BIOS) system
That boots from a file on the hard drive in a partition created when the O/S was installed and in which are the files to boot to Windows

Try both Windows boot manager, there should only be ONE, it has the indications at the moment, although it may be other causes, of someone changing settings and trying to boot from a DVD etc.

It would help if you could post the full model of the Samsung, and indeed any details in respect of any attempted boots, installations , changes, use of registry cleaners, boosters etc., BEFORE this problem arose.

Was it by chance left powered on, on battery only and the battery failed, whilst it was running, if so it may be a corruption of files caused whilst updates were being installed. Not a likely cause , but possible.

Finally HOW OLD is the Samsung please
 

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Hi all, I'm running XP media center ed. I have recently (03-13-07) installed 3 microsoft updates to my hp a1310n desktop. when I tried to shutdown after updates the pc appeared to freeze so I manually held the power button down to turn off the machine. Now when I turn the pc on it takes me to the menu with "safe mode" "last known good config." "start windows normally" "recovery" No matter which option I choose it appears the os is going to load then it will shut down and bring right back to the same options menu. I've tried safe mode, w/networking, w/cmd prompt, last known good config & start win normally none will fully load just shutdown then I'm back to the same screen. I can get into the recovery console however, I don't know dos well enough to troubleshoot from this command promt menu. I don't know what to do from here. I'm an intermediate user but if I can't get into windows I'm lost. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

-1trkmind
 

Answer:Stuck in OS boot menu

Well, I don't know anything else to do besides doing a repair installation of Windows XP.

If you boot from your XP Disc, it will load a bunch of drivers, press enter to continue into installation, press F8 for agreement, then you should have the option to do a repair of your XP Installation, and you would press "r".

Note: The repair installation runs the XP Installation again but you do not lose your personal information, only the system files are overwritten.
 

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Question: Stuck in BOOT MENU

Hi I need assistance, I turned on my computer this morning (its a samsung chronos 8 laptop) and the screen was all black and it had an option of boot menu and i am using windows 8.
1. Windows Boot Manager
2.Windows Boot Manager (again I don't know why)
3. SATA CD : : TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-U633J
and App Menu

It will not boot up when i try to select the options of 1. Windows Boot Manager, 2. Windows Boot Manager, or 3. SATA CD : : TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-U633J. Every time i click "enter" on any of the options nothing happens. Could someone please help me?
 

Answer:Stuck in BOOT MENU

Some change(s) must have been made to the machine. What was installed or what settings changed the last time it was used?

You should be able to restore the machine to the factory condition (the way it was when you bought it) by pressing F4 on the boot screen. Just make sure that all your backups are recent because all your files and programs will be lost. Your manual should tell you in more detail, but System Restore may also be available by that method if you want to try that.

It would be a good idea to maintain a full, system backup so that you won't lose everything when something like this happens, or when the hard drive fails, which they all will do, unless you stop using them.
 

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Lenovo Z560 Ideapad running Windows 7 Pro SP1 all up to date. When I right click to pull up the context menu, the menu displays in two steps: the first step is faint, but when I move the mouse into the menu it brightens up. If I click on one of the menu items, that action will be performed, but that one menu item is then stuck on the display in a semi-ghost manner - by that I mean I can see it, but it is no longer active - clicking on it again does nothing, so it's not really there, but if the ghost is on top of a link or something, that action will occur. I have found that if I make one of these ghosts near the bottom edge, then that will be the only ghost for a while and it won't be so annoying. I right click on the desktop and click on Personalize, then that ghost will sit and stay there. I have tried installing a new video driver, but that didn't help - maybe I haven't found the right driver. I would guess there is a conflict with something else that has been installed - but there's about 6 years of stuff.  Any ideas?  

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Hello Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?  Regards

Answer:Is Thinkpad x230 tablet compatible with "Thinkpad W700 Mini dock 2.0"?

Hi Bidabad,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you have query regarding using W700 Mini dock 2.0 with your Thinkpad x230T
IMO it is not compatible with this model.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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I've never had an easy use with this PC eversince I purchased it. It first rejected Windows 7 to be installed due to BIOS incompatibility which I had been warned before. I flashed the new BIOS version shared across the forum that worked for some people, it worked for me too.&nbsp;Then just yesterday when I turned it on, it went into Lenovo logo for few seconds then restarted. It kept repeating the boot loop before I ran the power down to shut it completely. Already ran a system diagnose but found nothing. This already occurred before when I had to perform a windows fresh reinstallation for a constant fix, it runs normally for couple of weeks till yesterday when the problem came back.&nbsp;Any ideas on what to do in this situation ?

Answer:Lenovo H500s stuck at Lenovo logo boot loop

Hi Warnbroom,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                                                     
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system stuck at Lenovo logo in your Lenovo H500s laptop.
 
Try to remove the hard drive(HDD) and check for the issue if the system is able to boot to BIOS.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,   
      
Ashwin.S





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Apologies if this is reprising and earlier question on this topic. I have recently acquired an old-ish second-hand ThinkPad X230 [2325SWK build with a G2ET91WW (2.51) BIOS], accompanied by a ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3 docking station [P/N 0B67692] which has an empty 2" bay.I need advice on the following issues:1    The X230 currently has an SSD installed [Samsung 128GB MZ7TD128HAFV-000L1] which will not be large enough for the programs and program data that I have planned to install.  I would like to upgrade to a 1 1TB SSD, and I propose to clone the contents of the existing 128 GB drive to a 1 TB Samsung 850 Evo [MZ-75E1T0B].  Are there any SATA or other firmware issues that I should be aware of before acquiring the 1 TB drive, arranging for its cloning and for the replacement of the current 128 GB drive?2    I would like to populate the empty 2" bay on the UltraBase Series 3 docking station with an HDD, and the model I have in mind is a 2 TB Seagate BarraCuda Hard Drive [ST2000LM015].  Again, I'd like to know if there are any hardware, firmware or other issues before acquisition and installation.I'd be grateful for any help on either of these two issues in an Australian context.

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When I unplugged the charger from my laptop it looked like a piece from the port had stuck to the plug. I plugged it back in to put it back and my laptop shut off and it's not responding.

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Image 3 When I open my Lenovo, it opens to image 1, then goes to image 2, then is stuck on image 3. If I go to the set up tab, the Phoenix securecore tiano setup opens up. No matter what buttons I press, my laptop still opens to the same thing every time, or is just stuck on the boot menu. I've tried reading some other forms and taking the battery out but nothing has worked. Please help!Image 1Image 5  Image 4 

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Hey there, I own a Samsung laptop, the model is NP300E5C. I left my computer on the couch, rushed off to work and came home to find it on the ground. I figured it fell off the couch, which is about a foot off the ground. When I turned it on the fan was making a loud noise and it was clearly damaged or out of alignment. Instead of spending money taking it in, I decided to have a look and popped the back off. I took the fan off and cleaned it and then put it back. However, the hard drive was connected to the back cover by a little plug which went into the motherboard so I took that off in order to screw the fan back in place. I put the cover back on and tried to put the hard drive chord thingy into the motherboard again but it seemed a bit loose. I then turned the computer on, after screwing everything back, and now it only goes to the boot menu and no matter what I do, whether it be changing the settings back to default or trying to keep that plug stable, nothing will get me to Windows. Did I take something apart that was not supposed to come off?
 

Answer:Computer stuck at boot menu

Seriously? No one has any advice? lol
 

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Hi I have Windows 10 yesterday when turned on computer was stuck on start up screen.
Pressed F12 but now stuck on boot menu.
Any ideas please
 

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So recently i put my phone into charge when i was booting up my computer and ever since i am unable to get past the boot menu. Since that incident i can't get past the boot menu and i also tried going to safe mode but i am unable to use my keyboard also. For some reason my keyboad also doest work. Any ideas to how i can slove my problem?

Answer:Windows stuck on boot menu

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Remove all USB devices, (USB Flash Drive, HDD, Camera and your Phone), except keyboard and mouse. If this still doesn't work, boot into Setup (Bios) go to Peripherals and make sure USB Legacy, or USB Keyboard are Enabled. Then go to Boot Priority and move USB down lower in the list of Bootable protocols. It should read, CD/DVD rom drive First Boot Device, followed by HDD. USB should be last in list or not at all.

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Product Name: 2465CT0BIOS Version: G3ET96WW (2.56)Intel Core i3-3110M750GB WDC WD7500BPVT-60HXZT3 5400 rpmPCI LAN: Realtek PXE B0C D002x Hynix/Hyundai 2GB HMT325S6CFR8C-PC I just clean installed Ubuntu 15.04 yesterday.Today, I planned to clean install Windows 10 x86.But I always enter the boot menu screen, and when I choose either the hard drive or the bootable USB, it always shows a black screen with a cursor on the leftmost part for almost a second, then returns to the boot menu.When I choose PCI LAN: Realtek PXE B0C D00, it says"Media test failure, check cableExiting PXE ROM" What should I do?

Answer:L430 - Stuck On Boot Menu

Good day.
 
From your description, your machine is not 'seeing' your HDD, or not seeing the bootable OS on the HDD. In either case the BIOS moves to the next available device in your boot sequence, the ethernet adapter, to try a PXE network boot. Since you're, presumably, not connected to a PXE server, that fails too.
 
To start, I'd recommend pulling the HDD, putting it into a USB enclosure and seeing if another machine recognizes it.
 
Regards.

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My laptop automaticly boots to the boot menu when i select CD or Hardrive it just flashes and goes back to the boot menu. I have put CD drive on the top of the boot menu list under bios still no luck. I have replaced the Hardrive and ran diagnostic test on the hardrive and memory it passes all tests. Nevemind i fixed the issue.

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I just recived a Levono Thinkpad. I has 8GB Ram and 5200 memory. When it arrived i was super stoked to get it. Then i turned it on and started to look at it and then install some games. then it just crashed and showed me this blue menu. It then kept crashing every 10-15 minutes even if i didnt touch it.  So i thought maybe if i factory reset it. It will work. Nope it now is stuck on this boot menu. I have no idea what to do with it now or how to fix it. How do i get out of the boot menu? And stop the crashing?

























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My brand new Flex 3 Windows 10 laptop is stuck at the boot menu. It might have been as a result of a Windows update but I'm not 100% sure. Any ideas because I would really rather not have to send it back but it's  nothing more than a very expensive paperweight at the moment. TIA for any help. 

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I have an MSI Red Dragon Laptop and Windows 10 and it keeps getting stuck in the boot menu

 

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Answer:My edge 15 is stuck on the boot menu and I don't know how to get it off

Hello KarenbrahicThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Attempt to see if you are able to perform a factory reset, this would confirm if you are experiencing software issues.
Note: Please back up all your data as running this reset will delete any data on your machine1. Turn the machine off and press the recovery button which is located usually next to the power button. If you have a desktop machine you will need to power the machine back on and keep tapping the F2 key. 2. Use the arrow keys and press enter on system recovery. ( Desktop users can skip this) 3. Select ?restore from the initial backup? and then ?Next?. 4. Click ?start? and accept the warning messages. Length of time can vary depending on the speed of the machine.
Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.==================================================================================Did someone help you today? Thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
 
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Hi everyone , My laptop type is 20AS-S29900 , 16go ram added , celeron 2950M=> i5 4300M,Once the Guarantee vanished i change my cpu , all was perfectly ok.Two weeks ago, i was using ''AIDA" to have complete informations about my laptop internals. The whole system froze , after a while waiting i forced the shutdown by pressing the power button.From that moment, once i power on the laptop am stuck to the boot screen :  ''Thinkpad      To interrupt normal startup, press Enter ''. It go nowhere, no bios , no OS , nothing , from my research i have to say my usb ports is fully ok, my ram is ok , my cpu is ok . Any idea ?

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My S1 Yoga, 20CD-00B1US, is stuck with the screen off and the power LED stuck on. When I try to push or hold the power button it beeps two short beeps and the LED stays solid. I was running the Lenovo Bios Update Software directly from their site. The power cord was plugged in and no other programs were running (aside from background programs). Now it is just stuck like this. Any thoughts or help would be great. I can't even get it to force shut off. Thank you in advance!

Answer:Thinkpad S1 Yoga 20CD Stuck screen off and Power LED on after Lenovo Bios Update Ran

Could you try pressing the small reset button on the bottom of the unit?
 
 
 
It sounds like a similar issue to this thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-Yoga-S1-Bios-update-failure/m-...
 
 

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My Thinkpad X1 Yoga is connected to my work network via a OneLink Plus.  I have a wireless keyboard and mouse connected.  Since the last bios update, when I power up the laptop, a boot menu pops up and I have stop, open the laptop, and select my hard drive using the laptop's screen and keyboard. Is there a way to disable this menu? 

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Answer:My computer stuck at boot menu , f8 not working

Hi chuka0317,

Posting "HELPpP" doesn't really explain much. First, I recommend posting your computer specs to the best of your knowledge. Posting computer specs definitely helps troubleshoot computers issues more efficiently. Also, provide a bit more information regarding your computer issue. When you try to tap the F8 key to get to the safe mode menu, does the computer give you an error? When was the last time your able to boot to Windows successfully?

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I cant boot any device usb, hdd, and cd I dont know what's the problem. I tried to reset the bios and nothing happens, I am stuck at the boot menu screen and it always failed to boot.

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My Toshiba Windows 8 is stuck on the Boot Menu and I don't know how to get pass it
 

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i have an HP Pavilion Elite m9600t and it's stuck on the menu where at the bottom says to press esc for the boot menu, f9 for the diagnostic, f10 for setup and f11 for system restore. The computer won't go past there and when i press something on the keyboard nothing happens only a very small to hear beep sound (I put my ear really close to my computer to be able to tell it was the computer). when i shut down the computer and restart it i can press one of the f buttons and it says enter ____ but won't load it. i tried disconnecting and reconnecting external things such as usb ports, power and so on.Then tried the clear cmos. still have the problem also I have been cleaning the pc regularary. Also i'm able to type this to you because i have another HP pc that's been working fine since 2006 edit: ok so now i just spammed my keyboard with f10 and it said the same thing entering setup but i also tried spamming other keys then. the prt scr/sysrq button makes a big sounding beep than the other ones the num lock, cpas lock, scroll lock, esc, ,f10 and f11 doesn't make a beep but f9 does. i spammed the keyboard and i think i got to my f9 diagnostic somehow and it told me all my pc stuff like the Bios i have, installed drive, processor and stuff and i get stuck there.

Answer:Computer stuck on the HP invent boot up menu

I have the same problem man, I tried nearly everything and doesn't work. So I switched to Mac, anyway if you are able to fix it please let me know because I have some important documents in my **bleep**ty HP.

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