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Booting issues - Lenovo G50-70

Question: Booting issues - Lenovo G50-70

I am having issues with booting my laptop. The other day I tried turned on my laptop and it came up with a message which disappeared before I could check what it said. It then put me in a loop with restarting my laptop with options and now it isn't booting at all. Each time I try and power on the machine the screen goes black and the lights on the front to show power and charge light up. Then after about 20 or so seconds, it shuts down. I also tried pressing the OneKey Recovery button on the left side of the device however this did the same as the power button. I stripped down the laptop to check the CMOS battery to see if that was the issue but the battery was healthy and showing 3.19 volts. What else could this issue be? Thanks, James W.

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 Hello everyone, hope you all can help me out here.I restarted my laptop and it now gets stuck at the Lenovo banner for about a minute. Then the status bar starts to move but stalls out after a few seconds. I left it like this for well over an hour with no change.  I been lurking around for the past two days trying to find an answer to my B570 boot problems .I tried the different options on the screen like "F2, F8 and F12" I even tried powering down and starting up with the one key restore button but again like everything else I tried the status bar stalls out. I have read that some had luck with removing certain start up programs such as veriface. Im willing to try these option but l can't get into windows or safe mode to even try it... am I missing something here? Any help will be much appreciated.ThanksNaz

Answer:Lenovo B570 booting issues, Help please?

hi nazz,it could be hdd issue or just software as you said.can you try re-installing the operation system by pressing (starting-up) one key recover button?

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Hi Team, I am getting an issue with PXE booting my X1 Carbon 20FB. I have plugged in the default 'PCI LAN' adapter that came with it. the option is called 'PCI LAN: IBA CL Slot 00FE v0106'. I have other options, but they're windows boot manager and the HDD.  I have turned off secure boot, and have legacy and UEFI boot enabled. i have also tried with either one on and off.  When booting from here, I get the DHCP request, and when i try to hit F12 to start building from network, it seems to not register me hitting F12 or it skips passed it? Please help.  Thanks,

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Hello,As mentioned in title I have Lenovo G500recently it has been hanging on bootbeing stuck on "lenovo" logo, also thecomputer gets stuck when sending itto sleep mode or waking. It also doesn'tusually fully turn off (The power is still active).Aside from those issues I'd like to ask aboutG500's support for Windows 10 and whetherI can perform a clean install of it using mygenuine Windows 8 license without an upgradeinstall (it's more conveniet for me as the computerbecame quite slow).Thanks for anyone that may help

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Hey everyone, There's no winning for me lately.  I had a 2nd gen X1 Carbon and due to performance related issues, I picked up a T460S yesterday.  Old thread - https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-Super-Slow-Looking-for-an-upgrade/m... This machine definitely performs well, but I'm now running in to a few seperate issues.  #2 is the big one, but I want to throw #1 in here 1. When I reboot the machine or wake it up from sleep mode, it takes a good minutes to boot up (frozen at the Lenovo splash screen).  My X1 boots in seconds. Anyone know why this would be? 2. Screen/Display issues - Here is the biggest issue.  The screen is extremely blurry/yellowish and not crystal clear and white.  Anything with a white background appears off white.  Anything silver (for eg, the default layout for Outlook 2010) appears as dark grey.  My eyes literally bleed when I try to read emails and go through things due to the blurry issues and nothing appearing clear.  I never noticed these issues when buying the laptop bc no programs were installed and everything appeared to look normal, until I started installing all of my apps and began noticing these issues and sitting it next to my X1.  My X1 carbon did not have these issues.  I also run a T440 at work and this machine is also crystal clear, just like my X1 Carbon.  I run Win 7 on the T440 and Win 10 Pro on the X1 (same OS as the T460S... Read more

Answer:Lenovo T460S - Blurry/Display Issues + Delayed Booting

Some programs don't handle scaling very well. Try 100% scale.Next, try using the Windows color calibration wizard. The gamma slider might help things a bit.You can also see if it's PWM causing eyestrain by setting brightness to max and seeing if issues improve.Lastly, and most difficult to resolve, it may be the antiglare coating on the screen being poor. Does the screen seem grainy/speckle-y?

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Hello, My parents have owned a Lenovo laptop for a couple of years now. However, recently this issue showed up and I wondered whether there is a chance there is a solution to this problem which I could try myself, since the laptop its warranty already expired. If I recall correctly, the model of the laptop is the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2, running Windows 10. So here is the issue; the laptop has issues turning on. Oddly enough, it is not a very consistent issue. Eventually, the laptop does turn on. The problem is that this sometimes takes hours, other times the laptop appears to be able to boot instantly as it normally would. I have no idea what affects this. When pressing the power button, the keyboard backlight starts flashing. It does this until the laptop completely boots, and as I said, the amount of time this takes varies. I already tried looking for solutions on different forums, but they usually concern the issue where the keyboard backlight flashed and the laptop simply will not boot at all, which is not the case here, as it eventually does but often it takes a while.Other solutions suggested a certain amount of flashes meant a certain issue or failure. Problem here is that the amount of flashes seem to be random, so it is not as if it just keeps looping a certain amount of flashes as it varies. This leaves me puzzled as to what could be the culprit. I am not sure what to do, especially since I have not owned a Windows-based machine in a whi... Read more

Answer:Laptop has issues booting - keyboard flashing (Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2)

Hi itsasin,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Would you have the machine number or MTM to verify the model (you can also get from here)?
 
Isolating the point of failure may be necessary to determine if the delay on start up is a power issue or a boot problem.
Try removing the harddrive so we can test if the machine can power faster.
You can download the hardware manual from the support website for removal guide.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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My Y50-70 Touch has been sitting in my drawer for over a month now since i only use it for school. I start school tomorrow so i decided to start it up and charge it but it gets stuck on the loading screen with the spinning circle after the lenovo logo pops up. Its been on the booting screen for over 3 hours and wont turn on. Help please!

Answer:Lenovo Y50-70 Touch stuck on lenovo booting screen

Ive tried resetting the pc, start up repair, system restore and none of them are working. i get errors

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Hello. I have an issue that I need some advice on.
For the last few mornings when I turn on my computer after 6-8 plus hours of not using it, I get this message while the BIOS is booting but before Windows starts:

Overclocking Failed! Please enter setup to re-configured your system.
Press F1 to Run Setup.
Press F2 to load default values and continue.

Now I know how to simply fix this issue by resetting the BIOS and/or if necessary, temporary removing and replacing the jumper pin on the motherboard and/or if *really* necessary, temporary removal and replacement of the CMOS battery. For me, it works by simply resetting the BIOS.

To let you know since this has been happening, I have increased my RAM to 8GB. I had to make some changes to my BIOS like slight voltages increases in DRAM and the motherboard's northbridge and the memory module timings modified. I saved these BIOS changes (as a BIOS profile) to stabilize my 8GB of RAM which seems to work great -- stability issues solved. However, now I have this issue here...

What actually happens is that one the *very first* BIOS booting when powering up my computer, the BIOS does not boot and without the beep from the motherboard's POST BIOS test. My monitor is black while, yet the tower LED shows it is running. I can hear the fan in the tower running fine. I have to manually restart the computer from the reset button and then on the second BIOS boot, the BIOS loads fine, followed by this "Overclock... Read more

Answer:BIOS Booting Issues With Modfied BIOS Saved Profile Now, Need To Stop Booting Issue.

Re: BIOS Booting Issues With Modfied BIOS Saved Profile Now, Need To Stop Booting Iss



BIOS can load without any issuesClick to expand...

Replace the CMOS battery and the messages to run setup will disappear from startup OR keep the computer plugged in and do not turn it off if using a power strip. The current will flow so the CMOS battery is not used to keep the settings, the electric will do that.
 

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Hi  We have purchased a Lenovo Yoga Laptop on 20.01.17. From 10th of April onwards , there is some issues with Laptop Power Button .We are not able to switch it on using power Button. We had a talk with call center executives, Senior Executives & service Head of Kolkata, but still there is no proper update. We are still in Dark .They are not able to provide any proper information about parts availability.Ticket Ref No. is 7007963157.As the Laptop is very high valued  & purchased on the month of Jan.We are in regular touch of Service Head since last week & he is still not able to provide proper info about the parts availability .NOw he says he is sending an engineer to inspect.THis is not at all acceptable.  Any suggestions Would be helpful.

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I used Lenovo Settings on my Lenovo Yoga 3 11 for the battery conservations mode. So I was forced to install Lenovo Companion since it recently replaced Lenovo Settings.Ever since I did this, I have noticed the following:* Screen brightness keeps changing by itself slightly* Screen contrast keeps changing by itself slightly* Colours look muted and unsaturated, and filtered. Makes the sceen look worse than it should.* trackpad is only ignorred if the tablet mode is fully flat. The slightest opening causes the trackpad and keyboard to become sensitive. All of this irrespective of whether Dynamic Brighness Control is enabled or disabled in Lenvovo Companion hardware settings, and regarless of whether recommended hardware settings are used.Anyone else noticed anything similar? I'll report back after I've uninistalled the app to see whether any of these behaviours disappear.

Answer:Noticed issues ever since I installed Lenovo Companion (which replaced Lenovo Settings)

So I deactivated "Change brightness autoatically when lighting changes" in Windows Display Settings. This seems to have been the cause of the brightness and contrast changes, but the colours still look blander than I recall. Sorry to suspect Lenovov Companion so quickly, but the changes coincided with it's installation. Admittedly Windows 10 Fall edition just landed too.

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I've been using conservation mode for my new (1 month) lenovo laptop every time I put the AC adapter in it. I thought that this was going to help me endure my battery life, but in the end I've stacked with the fact, that battery's stamina went much more lower. For example, I could use my laptop in a battery economy mode/conservation turned off for 5-6 hours, now it barely lasts 3 hrs with the same settings and the same pattern of usage. Just for record, 21 minute of watching a film costs my battery from 10-20% now, while before it was not an issue at all, I hardly can tell that it drained me more than 5%. Also, right now, while typing this, I've noticed, that behaviour of my percentage bar is also really strange: first it shows 75%, then, after 5 minutes, it showes 73%, without getting through 74%. And as a one big plus to that, my battery status says that my battery is normal, just normal, while before it was great or something like that. I find it strange because it is 1 month old notebook, as I mentioned earlyer. Now I am trying to recalibrate my battery, for the 3d time, hoping it would help me, but I really wish to hear your opinion about that, maybe there is something that I don't know about, something that can help me. P.S. It is 70% now, gezus 

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Hello! I am new to Lenovo and picked up my 1st laptop yesterday when my HP died. I have always had HP and grew tired of how easy they break & poor battery life, so I wanted to try a different band. I love the computer, the keyboard, track pad & screen are amazing. I bought the ideapad 320-15IAP for about $330 (Including tax) The specs at the store advertised 4.5-5 Hours of battery life, but I have not been able to get a charge better than 2 hours. For someone that uses my laptop at work and on the go, this will not do. Can any one offer up any advice? Does lenovo sell stronger batteries for ideapad that I can replace with this current battery?  My next issue is the Windows 10 update that you are forced to do, I have been trying to install it since 9PM last night, it is now 9PM tonight, a full 24 hours, and it has not fully installed. I have done my fair share of google searches and many people have had these same issues too, but no good solutions outside of deep computer hacking, I don't want to have to do that on a brand new computer. Thanks for any and all help!

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I have to report also 3 issues with my Lenovo Ideapad U410:1. WI-FI issues since I bought the notebook, end of February 2013.    - I tried updating the wireless drivers, but did not help.2. Left hinge detached from the lid 3 months ago.3. The LCD screen remains black after starting the laptop, it takes several reboots to eventually display the image. The left hinge detached from the lid apparently because of poor design, the plastic keeping the screws in place broked in small pieces... There are still pieces of plastic around the screws... No way to place the hinge back, unless passing the screws through the LCD lid... Being a desktop support technician, A+ certified and Dell technician certified, I supported IBM laptops, then HP laptops, and now Dell laptops. Never had this kind of issue with other laptops. I have an 16 inch HP laptop since 2008, and still no issues, also WI-FI works wonderful. I bought the U410 to have a smaller notebook, as the HP is much biger, thicker and much havier, but unfortunately after only 2.5 years of use, I cannot use the Lenovo Ideapad U410 anymore. I would invite Lenovo to replace the lid, fix the display issue, and also fix the WI-FI issue. Thank you for reading this.   

Answer:Lenovo Ideapad U410 left hinge detached from lid, also WI-FI issues and display issues

Hi NL,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
This Problem had been addressed in this Thread
 
Hope this info helps
Cheers!
 





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Laptop brought 5 months ago and since day 1 I've had touchpad issues.  Recently I've started regularly getting the blue screen of death attributed to Driver Power Failure.  Time to get some help sorting this out.....I hope The Touchpad issue is as follows - every few hours the left and right buttons will suddenly swap on the touchpad.  The only way I can correct it is to to put the laptop into sleep mode and come back out.  (Using an external mouse is unaffected). The blue Screen of Death mentions Driver Power Issues and some research suggests this is possibly attributable to the laptop coming out of sleep mode, I have no idea how to correct these or how to "reinstall drivers" -  not sure it came with a drivers disk when I brught it from John Lewis. Usually have little of no issues with laptops but not really impressed with the Lenovo.

Answer:Lenovo Z50-70 Driver Power Issues + Touch pad Issues

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Hi to anyone reading this. I have a y510p, it's bout' 3-4 months old now. I have this problem that has been bugging me for quite sometime. 1. My laptop won't shutdown/ restart. (Sometimes). I often use google chrome to surf the net. Sometimes google chrome doesn't work after few minutes of using chrome, so i had to use internet explorer. but i hate explorer. So i would restart my laptop, so that i could use chrome again. however, when i click restart, my laptop won't restart. It just stays at the start screen and i had to press and hold the small "U arrow" button at the left side of my computer to shut it down and turn it back on again. Same goes with shutdown. 2. My y510p runs on 750m SLI instead of 755m SLI. Generally, the games that i play can run on high graphics settings. Recently i bought Metro: Last Light. The Fps Is HORRIBLE. I had my v-sync turned off, everything running on lowest settings, had PhysX on, Had SLI mode on.... and the game still lags. Need help here. I've seen lots of problem on other's y510p too. Speaker problems eg. (i happen to have that problem too. It was a hardware problem). I wonder why a premium notebook (to me) would have so much problems.. Sorry for broken english

Answer:Lenovo Y510p shutdown issues and game fps issues

hi AmericanBear,
 
Regarding your problems:
1. If you have the 1TB+24GB SSD cache drive then your problem might be similar to this thread. Try to temporarily disable Expresscache by doing the following:
  a. Press the Windows key? +R, type services.msc and press Enter.
  b. On the list of services, look for Expresscache and set the Startup Type to Disabled
  c. When done, reboot the system and observe.
 
2. Before running the game, ensure that the:
  a. Power settings is set to High Performance and to ensure the PCI Express Link State Power Management is OFF so the system will run at max speeds.
  b. CPU/GPU is not overheating. You can use softwares like HWINFO and set it to Sensors Only to monitor the system
     - Link to picture
  c. If you notice that the CPU/GPU clockspeed is lowering down due to heat, try to use Throttlestop to prevent the unit from throttling and observe.
 
 
Regards

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I want to boot from an Acronis cd to make a backup from the notebook, but everything I've tried failed so far.This is what I've tried:1) I enter the BIOS by pressing the Novo recovery button while the computer is turned off.2) In the BIOS I set the Secure Boot (Security tab) at 'disabled'.3) Boot tab:Boot mode = legacyBoot priority = Legacy first4) Exit tab:OS optimized Defaults = Other OS or Disabled. Even though the cd-rom drive is being recognized, I seem unable to boot from it.I changed the order and also tried to directy boot from cd from the boot menu.There is nothing wrong with the cd, it works on other computers. So how do you boot from the cd with a Lenovo G70?Thanks in advance!

Answer:Booting from cd-rom with a Lenovo G70

There has to be someone with an answer?

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Hello, I have a quite odd problem with a Lenovo Y50-70 which i bought for my dad. The computer is less than 2 weeks old, but it seems that out of the blue the hard drive have failed on me, BIOS simply refuses to detect the hard drive, but i can still hear it spin, so it doesnt seem to be the PUIS problem some Windows 10 users have reported. Now before the computer failed it was running with Windows 8.1, which was OK, but Windows asked me if I wanted to upgrade the laptop to Windows 10, which i did, the laptop ran nicely for a day, until my dad got home from work and wanted to read some news on the laptop, he managed to barely open the website until the page began to hang, so i just assumed it was flash messing up as per usual, so i let it sit for a minute or two, but still nothing happened, and then suddenly i got a BSOD with the error message "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" whereafter the laptop rebooted and tried to repair windows, but failed after which seemed like 1 ½ hours. At that point the laptop simply refused to read the hard drive any longer, and would only try to boot via network (ipv4 and ipv6) but nothing would help. I've tried to see if linux could spark the hard drive to life again by booting up on a linux live DVD, but a las no dice, this problem is beginning to become quite frustrating and im considering turning the laptop in, i mean 14 days of uptime and then sudden hard drive failure is NOT ok for a 8000 DKK machine (im from Denmark)Has anyone of you seen thi... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Y50-70 not booting

fristrupdk wrote:Hello, I have a quite odd problem with a Lenovo Y50-70 which i bought for my dad. The computer is less than 2 weeks old, but it seems that out of the blue the hard drive have failed on me, BIOS simply refuses to detect the hard drive, but i can still hear it spin, so it doesnt seem to be the PUIS problem some Windows 10 users have reported. Now before the computer failed it was running with Windows 8.1, which was OK, but Windows asked me if I wanted to upgrade the laptop to Windows 10, which i did, the laptop ran nicely for a day, until my dad got home from work and wanted to read some news on the laptop, he managed to barely open the website until the page began to hang, so i just assumed it was flash messing up as per usual, so i let it sit for a minute or two, but still nothing happened, and then suddenly i got a BSOD with the error message "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" whereafter the laptop rebooted and tried to repair windows, but failed after which seemed like 1 ½ hours. At that point the laptop simply refused to read the hard drive any longer, and would only try to boot via network (ipv4 and ipv6) but nothing would help. I've tried to see if linux could spark the hard drive to life again by booting up on a linux live DVD, but a las no dice, this problem is beginning to become quite frustrating and im considering turning the laptop in, i mean 14 days of uptime and then sudden hard drive failure is NOT ok for a 8000 DKK machine (im from Denmark)Has anyon... Read more

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I've just bought a Lenovo G50 30, and I'm planning to install Linux on it. I don't want to boot it to Linux so that I can claim a refund on the Windows licence. When I boot  the laptop, it doesn't seem to give me an opportunity to go into the biops settings so that I can change the boot sequence to boot from the Linux installation CD - how can I do this?

Answer:Lenovo G50 30 - booting from CD

hi Tim_E,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Can you try the following:
1. Boot into the BIOS via the UEFI Firmware Settings or by pressing the OneKey Recovery button (while the computer is turned off).
   - Link to picture
 
2. Once in the BIOS, set the following settings (if applicable) to boot from a Linux installation disc.
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
Boot Mode = Legacy
Boot Priority = Legacy First
 
Exit Tab
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS or Disabled
 
Note:
Please backup all important files and create a recovery drive before making changes to the HDD.
 
 
Regards

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Hello, my Lenovo Y50 - 70 is not booting up easily, i have to try several times to finally boot up,  when i press the power button, the screen doesnt turn on, the leds just blink like in the following video: https://goo.gl/photos/1ZYvgxZAhsKSBttN8 and the HDD led blinks at the same as the sound that can be hear from the 20 second of the video (It sounds harder on the left speaker), any idea of what could it be? when i suspend the laptop it wakes up fine, the problem is just when i restart o shut down the computer.   

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Hi there'This is the first time this has ever happened since owning my laptop.i have pressed the novo button on the side'it then brings up the NOVO BUTTON MENU ( with options )Normal StartupBIOS SetupBoot MenuSystem Recovery Please help' which one do I choose and what do I do once I select that option!Thanks!  

Answer:Lenovo g50 not booting

I have since tried system recovery and it came back with a msg that system recovery failed.

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My dad purched me a Lenovo G50 for my graduation gift. Im pretty sure my warenty has expired and i need help.  So i was on today for a few hours, i shut it down like i normally would with the shut down button. I try to get back on a few hours later to try and check my emails. It dosnt work and cant start up my Windows 10. Now ive tried doing start up settings restart to get it to do save mode. It dosnt let me it juat goes back into "automatic repair" i dont know what else to do and wanting to throw it out. I need serious help. Like soon

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Ok, so before I continue, I'm just going to say that I'm not the best at computers.Anyways, I was playing Fallout 4 earlier today and my laptop just froze. I thought it was the game, but seconds after it showed some Windows repair screen. My laptop restarted after that, but then it showed a black screen with "Checking media" in the top left. Next, it showed a blue window with "EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (F8-A9-63-40-17-1C) boot failed. The same "Checking media" would show again, but the blue window would show the same message with IPv4 instead of IPv6. It would just go in a loop from there.The next thing I did was search up this problem and I think I tried almost every solution out there. Tried setting the boot mode to Legacy Support, but I would get the "PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" screen. It would continue showing the Lenovo logo and that error again and again. If I were to disable the PXE Boot to LAN option in the BIOS, I would get a screen saying "No bootable device--insert boot disk and press any key". And, I don't think I have one of those repair discs or whatever you call it....so yeah. If you can help, that would be great!!

Answer:Lenovo Y50 Not Booting Up

Dear GoatsEatToast,
 
Welcome in lenovo community,
 
Please try to,
 
1- Turn off the laptop >> Unplug the charger >> Remove the battery >> Hold the power button for 20 seconds.
2- Connect the charger only >> Hold the power button for 10 seconds.
3- connect the Battery and the charger again.
4- While the laptop is off, press the small button next to the charging port >> Choose BIOS setup.
5- On the BIOS page press FN+F9 to reset the BIOS >> Yes, after that press FN+F10 >> Yes.
 
Kindly try the above and feed us back.
 
Regards,
Joseph

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Hi all My daughters S12 (the non ION) version refuses to boot. We have taken the battery out, pressed the power button for 30 seconds and connected the power again but no joy. How do you hard reset the S12? There is no sign of life at all apart from the battery light comes on when battery connected for about 5 seconds then it turns off. On connection to the power it just shows charging. No life from the screen, hard drive or fans at all.





Lenovo X220 | i7 2620M @ 2.7Ghz | 8GB Crucial Ram | 120GB RunCore msata SSD | 320 GB HDD | Windows 7 Professional 64 | BIOS 1.21

Answer:Lenovo S12 not booting

that was hard reset.try to remove the ram stick(s). if you don't hear any beep noise, your main-board could be dead. if you hear any noise, you need to replace ram stick(s).also, try to boot your computer with only ac power. ( remove the battery )

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I just received my new Lenovo Z710 laptop running Win 8.1 from Amazon. The setup instruction say to place the battery, plug in the power cord, then press the power button - after which you can go through the setup process. The problem is that it gave me a message upon pressing the power button about  PXE and LAN. Upon going to the BIOS menu I noticed the HDD was not listed. Googling the issue I came across the following solution: take out the battery and unplug the power, then hold down the power button for 15 seconds. After doing that the HDD was listed in the boot menu but just booted to the Lenovo screen, then went blank, then repeated that endlessly. In BIOs here are the settings that I currently have under the "boot" page: Boot Mode: [Legacy Support]Boot Priority: [Legacy First]USB Boot: [Enabled]PXE Boot to LAN: [Enabled] EFI LegacySATA HDD: ST100LM014-SSHD-8GBSATA ODD: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BU10NNetwork Boot: Atheros Boot Agent With the above settings I get a black screen that says: Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083)copyright 1997-2000 Intel Corp. For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.1.1.2(09/06/12) Check cable connection!PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM Then it goes to the Lenovo splash screen, and repeat. Can anyone please shed some light on this?

Answer:New Lenovo Z10 Not Booting to HDD

hi henry_svg,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
This is a result of two things
   System is not finding the HDD or The system finds the HDD but did not find any bootable Windows in it.
 
If your system came with Windows 8.1
 
Then set it like this
 
Go to the Exit TAB look for OS Optimized or OS optimal Defaults and set them to UEFI or Eabled
   
Go to boot tab and set these
Boot Mode: EUFI or Auto
Boot Priority: UEFI
USB Boot: [Enabled]
PXE Boot to LAN: [Enabled]
 
Go to Security and set Secure boot to Enabled
 
Then Press F10 to Save and Exit
 
Let me know your findings
Cheers!





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Good afternoon. Help me with such problem. After replacement of a hard disk 160gb on 320?? there was a failureboth doesn't come into BIOS and there is no loading from a hard disk. Issues at inclusion here such message: Phoenix SecureCore(tm) NBCopyright 1985-2007 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.All Right ReservedFOR EVALUATION ONLY. DF7M235H.ROMBuild Time: 11/27/09 19:31:5121CN24WWCPU = 1 Processors DetectedIntel (R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @1.60GHz600K System RAM Passed894M Extended RAM Passed512 KB L2 CacheSystem BIOS shadowedVideo BIOS shadowedFixed Disk 0: WDC WD3200BPVT-22JJ5T0Mouse initialzedSystem Configuration updatedERRORSystem Configuration Read ErrorOperating System not found The netbook isn't loaded and it is impossible to come into BIOS. How to nullify CMOS?Thanks in advance for the help.

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How  di I boot from the usb I tried the onekey but it wont boot from usb

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Hello Everyone, I bought two S12 netbooks with Windows XP, for my 13 year old daughters, back in August, 2010.  Yesterday my daughter G, told me that her computer won?t boot.  She also told me that there was a blue screen with white lettering talking about the hard drive failing.  However, before I could look at the screen she cycled the power on the computer (gotta love them kids).  So, I'm not sure what the screen said.  Now when I try to turn it on, it just has a blank screen with no F2 or F11 options.  I can hear the CPU fan spinning and I can hear the hard drive spin occasionally. Here are some things that I have tried: 1.  From this forum, I have tried the hard reset.  No change. 2.  Since I have two S12s, I took daughter B's S12 and I swapped the hard drive with daughter G's hard drive.  Daughter G's hard drive will boot to windows in daughter B's computer, but it will lock up.  Daughter B's hard drive had the same results in daughter G's computer, blank screen.   3.  I put daughter G?s hard drive into an USB external hard drive case that I have.  I was able to scan and read the hard drive with my laptop.  So, I think the hard drive is fine. All of the above leads me to believe that the problem is the motherboard or memory.  I know that there is 1GB of memory on the computer, but the slot on the back side of the computer is empty and I?ve read here that t... Read more

Answer:Lenovo S12 not booting at all.

hi davage1970you already tried all of the suggestions we may offer. i believe there's something wrong with the soldered memory or the mainboard as you said but i don't suggest you to dissemble the computer due to it'll void your warranty. my suggestion is to call lenovo support line and ship it back to service.hope this helps.

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My lenovo g50 is not starting when I turn the power botton on then it showed logo and then checking media after it showed that boot failed ;( what should I do in this case please anybody help ;((

Answer:Lenovo g50 not booting

lokendras wrote:My lenovo g50 is not starting when I turn the power botton on then it showed logo and then checking media after it showed that boot failed ;( what should I do in this case please anybody help ;((
If I understand correctly your system did not boot on one occurance, then when you attempted to boot it up it went into check media mode?
 
Did it find and recover errors?  Does the notebook continue to work normally now?
 
Cheers.

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My Lenovo Laptop recently has stopped working.It turns on and everything, it just cannot boot up.The loading screen pops up and everything, but it won't go to the login screen.When I power the laptop on, it goes on the loading screen, and stays like that for a good 5-8 minutes, then gets an error message that says"Process1_Initialization_Failed"Then it tries to go into System Recovery, but after "Loading Files" it goes into the loading screen, then transitions into a black screen. There are no options, just a black screen.I wait for an hour, and absolutely nothing happens.I made sure nothing else is plugged in except for the Charger.The laptop is a Lenovo Y51.If you need anymore information, please ask. I really need this fixed soon.

Answer:Lenovo Y51 not booting

Hi Braniel64 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
We are hoping that you have a recovery media to run repair if needed else using a rescue image to boot from so that you can try this process directed in this video. Similarly you may find suggested steps here . 
 
What version of Windows do you have (Win 7 / Win 8.1/ Win10) ?
Any data that you have not backed up yet ?
 
As you have described for a probable windows boot process issue , factory reset would offer as last option if the above repair steps fails. 
 
Update us how it goes .
 
Regards

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Hello, I am posting this message on behalf of my girlfriend, she is experiencing a multitute of issues with her Lenovo Z500 Touch laptop. The computer came with Windows 8.1 installed and was very sluggish, I also noticed the lack of Nvidia graphics drivers installed dispite the large majority of people saying it does have Nvidia graphics. Because of the laptops sluggish nature I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit to see if 1. Performacnce would be improved and 2. If device manager would detect any graphics. No success, the machine slowed down even more and heres to me wondering if the HDD is an SSHD or I havent installed the correct drivers. I found the HDD was accessing heavily about 10minutes after the desktop appeared then things would speed up as the HDD stopped accessing. Games such as Sims 3 load very slowly and even Chrome and the startmenu icons fail to load when the HDD is in this "high activity" state. My main question about the Nvidia graphics  does every variant of the Z500 touch have dedicarted Nvidia graphics?  and if so how do i fix this issue because frame rates are low in games such as Sims 3 and even 1080p video on YouTube is struggling. Any advice or help on this problem would be greatly appreciated, thank you very much in advance! Main reason for posting this is because I feel slightly guilty for making a bad problem worse and I want to do all I can, I dont want my windows key to go to waste either because that was my last use on a ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Z500 (Graphics Issues) (HDD Issues)

Installing Win 7 only worsen the problem as you have found out and might introduced additional problem/problems in particular OKR functionalities. The video display is only rated 1377 x 768 so why are you running 1080p videos. 720p might be sufficient. Try backing up all your personal data. Then power down the unit. Press the novo button near the power jack. Select from the menu "System Recovery". In the succeding menu select "Restore to factory condition". Follow instructions. If you can restore it to factory condition then your intoroduction of Win 7 has not done the stated additional new problem.

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Hi there, I'm experiencing a strange booting issue, and I was hoping someone here might be able to help me out. When I first boot up, the computer will go as far as loading the wallpaper, but that's it. I don't have a cursor, and I don't seem to have any other functionality. Ctrl-Alt-Delete leaves me with a black screen. If I do a hard reset, the option comes to boot into Safe Mode or continue to boot Windows normally. If I choose to load it normally, it boots fine, but if I restart or turn off the computer, it does the same thing again. I thought this might be software-related, so I re-imaged my machine, but this quirk continues. Anybody have any ideas?

Answer:Booting Issues

Hi James Penner and Welcome.
Can you run the tool detailed here:Windows 7 - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.I know it says BSOD but it collects other info as well with which folks will maybe able to help you.
I'd also consider running Memtest86+:
Run Memtest86+ overnight, after your computer has been off for about an hour or two so it has a cold start. Let it run for at least 7 passes / 6-8 hours. If errors appear before that you can stop that particular test.
Note!! Any time Memtest86+ reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad Mobo slot. Test RAM sticks individually. When you find a good one then test it in all slots. Post back with the results.RAM - How to Test with Memtest86+Guide to using Memtest86+

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Question: Booting Issues

I've Been Asked To Take A Look At A Computer For Somebody And For What Ever Reason I can't get it to go.System SpecsPentium 41 Gig Of RamAsRock P415G MotherboardDVD-RW IDECaseCom 300watt PSU80Gig Hard DriveThe Client Told Me That an error message is displayed When I looked at this it has the Boot Options menu. So I Boot Normally whats happening its Rebooting In A Loop When you get to the Windows XP Splash Screen Reboot And So On.My First Thought was to see if I can re-install Windows and I got an XP OEM Lying about so I used that as there is a Key Sticker On The Case.I Made sure the 1st Boot Device Was the CD When It attempts to load from the Disk I get this Error:"Reboot And Select Proper Boot Device Or Insert Boot Media In Selected Boot Device And Press A Key"Any Ideas Please?ThanksRob

Answer:Booting Issues

Try pressing F8 during booting and select "Last Known good.."If that doesn't work try safemode and run sfc /scannow in safemode.Also run chkdskyour error message is often reported when a hard drive is failing.

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Question: Booting issues

One of my other computer's, when you push the power button, does not do anything.  It turns on, there is a fan running, and you can see that the power ligh is on and thats it.  No beeps from the bios or anything.  Also, my monitor doesnt detect a signal coming from the PC so it stays on stand-by.  I tried using the search but i couldnt find anything.  Any help on what this could even be would be great. ( and im no stranger to jarrgon either :-P).  -Ryan

Answer:Booting issues

One or more of the components including the monitor has become unseated somehow.Power down and remove the power source completely from both the monitor and the case.Making sure you are properly grounded check all connections...biggest and usual suspects: RAM chips, video cards, and or IDE drive cables.While you are in there do some general housekeeping getting rid of all dust bunnies etc.Power up and let us know...patio.  

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Hey,  Sorry if there is a better place for this, I gladly move if I'm wrong. I think my notebook is having a serious problem. It froze up followed by a harsh clicking noise, and went into an error screen which said somthing along of "shut down your computer and go into safe mode". So I shut down my computer and restarted it. The clicking sound is still there and it says "boot failure reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device press any key to continue." It occasionally says CD/DVD-0 not found. It will also not let me go into safe mode. The only thing that seems to make a diffrence is the recovering disks as it will say "starting windows" but will just end up giving me a screen that says I/: or somthing simular. It had been having trouble shutting down latley(I have only had it for three weeks now,new) in which it would say "windows is shutting down" but would not finish. All the lights would turn off execpt for the battery so I would just turn it off manually. I have windows XP home edition by the way.

Answer:booting issues

You have a defective hard drive. The clicking is bad news. The error message means it cannot be accessed. Since you have only had it 3 weeks, take it back for a a replacement. There is no need to try a self repair on this.

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One of my other computer's, when you push the power button, does not do anything.  It turns on, there is a fan running, and you can see that the power ligh is on and thats it.  No beeps from the bios or anything.  Also, my monitor doesnt detect a signal coming from the PC so it stays on stand-by.  I tried using the search but i couldnt find anything.  Any help on what this could even be would be great. ( and im no stranger to jarrgon either :-P).  -Ryan

Answer:Booting issues

See Above...

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Question: Booting issues

I'm having trouble booting into Windows XP. The computer starts up, and when it starts loading Windows all I get is a blank screen. I tried booting in safemode. I tried restoring the system, no luck.

I have a project on there for school, and bad things will happen to me if I can't get it.

Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Booting issues

Some hardware details would help.

You may need to pull the hard drive and slave it to another PC to get the data off, as an example. But the best way would only be known if we knew more about the syste, such as is it a desktop or a laptop...?
 

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Question: Booting Issues

Hello, I bought a new computer about a month ago and it's been working great. This morning I turned my computer on and the lights flash, and fans start moving, but the computer doesn't go through the normal boot process. I get 0 visual on screens as the computer doesn't even make it to the initial check. Just out of curiosity I unplugged the hard drive, and nothing different happens. Does anyone have any idea what can be causing this? The mother board I have has an on board bios reset button, and I tried pushing it but it didn't help. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Booting Issues

Eldoret said:



Hello, I bought a new computer about a month agoClick to expand...

Hmm. It might be best to return it under warranty, as it has a HardWare issue.

But just in case:

Pull out the back power cord
Hold the ON button in for 30 secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
Put the power cord back in securely
Turn on

Still the same?
Return under warranty
 

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Question: Booting issues?

I just bought a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and upgrading from Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I was able to complete the install on my laptop without issue but when I did the desktop, it completed the install but when it starts up it only shows a black screen and cursor? Really need some help.

Answer:Booting issues?

Hi Kamui, welcome to the forums
I suspect it is because you are using the TV as a monitor. You might have to install updated drivers for your card. Do you have a monitor you could hook up to it to check if it is working that way and install what needed?

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Hey everyone!

I've been having a pretty annoying problem with my homebuilt PC and can't seem to get a good answer. Google helped me discover this site, so I'm giving it another shot.

Basically, my computer will boot to the whole "Start Windows in Safe Mode/Safe Mode w/ command prompt, etc" screen (running Windows XP, by the way), then shut down. Now, before this, my computer would actually power on, shut down, power back on, etc. by itself until I unplugged it. And that didn't start until after I moved.

I've tried replacing the power supply, checked all the connections to the mobo to make sure they were secure, blew air inside the PSU to clean it out, blew air...well, pretty much everywhere else inside the case, removed the mobo to clean underneath it, checked the CPU to make sure it was seated properly, messed with some of the power settings in my BIOS...this helped a little in that one or a combination of those things made my computer at least stop powering on by itself, but it still shuts down before fully booting into Windows.

Any more advice? Preferably anything else I can try without buying new parts since I can't afford them at the moment. But if it comes down to it, I will, of course, do that.
 

Answer:Booting issues

Have you tried pressing F8 right when the PC powers up, right after the PC logo screen. You should get an XP boot options menu. Select "Disable automatic restart after system failure." and press Enter, and boot up. With any luck (if you can call it luck) the system will stop on a blue error screen. Write the error code number (it looks like STOP 0x00000077) and any filenames listed (win32k.sys is a common one) and any error message (like KERNEL_IN_PAGE_ERROR). Then post that info here or in the software forum and we'll go from there. I think this message has been coming up the whole time, but it's flashing so fast you can't see it. If you don't get the blue screen, you may be looking at a memory problem or a hard drive problem, both of which can be tested with bootable programs....
Good luck, and welcome to MajorGeeks! :major
 

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Question: Booting issues....

I wasn't sure where to put this since I don't even know WHAT the issue is stemming from, so I went ahead and stuck it here.

A friend of mine called me today and told me her computer would not boot. My first thought was power supply until she told me she can hear a fan running....

She told me the light on her monitor goes green for a second and then goes back to an amber color.

My next thought was either motherboard or harddrive until I read somethng online that it could be the monitor if there is power to the PC itself.

I wanted to run by here first to get thoughts. She certainly isn't one to do maintenance, primarily because she is CLUELESS on those things even though I've run things by her NUMEROUS times (people like that should not have a computer, I swear)......

Spyware, a virus, etc wouldn't cause a PC to NOT boot at all, would it?

I mean, I would guess that stuff would WANT you to boot so they can watch your every move.

Hm.....anyone??

Thanks:)

Answer:Booting issues....

Hi carrie640...

it is more likely a hardware issue of some kind. Things to check are whether all the cables are connected securely at the back. The PSU may well be faulty regardless of the fact the fan spins so that's worth looking into. Also, remove the power source completely and reseat the RAM, GPU and ensure there is no sign of heat damage to the board.

When the machine boots, does the hard drive light come on at all?

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Question: Booting Issues

Since February, I've had issues with booting up my computer. It is a Dell Inspiron 1520. I am receiving the Blue Screen of Death constantly with a 0x0000007b error quite often. Through playing around with what came up with hitting the F2 command upon restarting my computer, I was able to boot up successfully, but I'm certain I have a bad virus.

My original intentions upon booting up were to back all of my important files up to an external hard drive, but I cannot. When I plugged in the hard drive and installed the software, it began opening itself over and over again, to the point at which over 100 applications were open. It didn't stop until I removed the hard drive. Also, my computer is not recognizing compact disks.

In my best efforts to find out if there is anything whatsoever that could be done, I ran a HijackThis scan. Here were the results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:54:54 AM, on 4/1/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
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Answer:Booting Issues

Hello Ragumshnagum

Yes, I think you may have some uninvited guests there

I am sorry but we cannot help you with malware removal in this forum.
Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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I AM ALWAYS GETTING THIS ERROR EVERYTIME I BOOT UP MY LAPTOP AND SOMETIMES IT DOESNT WANT TO TURN ON WHERE I EVER PRESS THE POWER BUTTON 210: CPU Variable MTRR confugure failed my laptop is Ideapad z470 with 4gb ram please i really need your help

Answer:HELP ABOUT MY BOOTING ISSUES

You mean no lenovo screeen also? In the meantime you might swap the ram sticks.





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My laptop is have severe errors with boot up, amongst other things and I was wondering if you could potentially diagnose the issue.

When I first boot up my OS (windows 7) on my pc the hard drive begins spinning up.... and then it just slows down.... this happens 3-4 times (taking total about 10-15 sec longer than normal) before it maintains itself (this is about a 75% frequency occurrence.) Then when I reach my user icon and enter my password, I am stuck waiting the "welcome" screen for 2-3 minutes. If the OS then loads (only successful about 1/2 of the time, otherwise it resets itself to repeat the process {90% success in safe mode with networking}) the computer works completely fine.... that is, unless it is worked harder than a minimal amount (e.g. when downloading a program, if i set the download to open when it is complete, instead of waiting to click "open document" when it is fully downloaded) then the computer completely freezes and the only way to fix the freeze it to remove the power source, which of course leaves me with the same boot issue as before.
 

Answer:Issues with booting?

make and model

do you use it on a hard flat surface

check your temperatures
 

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Question: Booting Issues

I was on my laptop, An Acer Aspire, a few days ago. I was running Google Chrome, Itunes (which was downloading a software update for my ipod) and I had just downloaded and installed windows Live 11. Another update was in the middle of installing, but I am not sure if it finished or not.

My laptop over heated, and after waiting for it to cool down I tried to reboot. It would not start, to my surprise. It got up to the load screen with the scrolling green bar, then a black screen showing my mouse pointer appeares, and then it goes black. A couple seconds later it goes to a screen informing me that Windows failed to start properly, and suggests that I do a system repair on it.

System repair runs, and it finds a problem. It tells me to run a system Restore, which I have several restore points for. I have tried them all, going back to october 16th. The latest one I have is a system checkpoint, and the earliest is for the morning of the problem, which installed an update.

Since System Restore did not work, I went and tried to boot into Safe mode. none of the options for safe mode worked. I then tried to go back to the last Known Good configuration, which also didnt work. It just kept bringing me back to the system repair screen.

I clicked on the information and diagnostics, and about near the bottom it says that Windows failed to load due to a bad patch. I contacted microsoft tech, and they sent me an email thinking it was an issue where it gets stuck on a update loop.... Read more

Answer:Booting Issues

I need to give your problem thought, before giving an answer. If you did overheat, there may be major hardware problems.
Until your computer is up and running, please be aware that there are major known issues with ITunes and Vista. Many articles have been published. If you insist on using ITunes be sure that you have the most up to date version.
BSOD, being the most serious
http://gizmodo.com/5047721/itunes-8-...or-vista-users

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It wouldn't surprise me one bit if this issue has been discussed a thousand times.

Though after searching, every thing I found the pc is progressing further than what mine is.

For some odd reason, my pc has suddenly been rebooting non stop. If I turn the power off and let it sit for a while, it will load BIOS, then the screen will go black then display a message stating "error loading OS" though if I hit the reset button it will reboot on stop. With out progressing far enough to launch Windows. I tore my place up looking for my windows install disc with no luck.

Is there some way to correct this issue with out a windows install disc, or do I need to break down and purchase another OS?
 

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Ok my PC as I press the button reads CD rom, HD, floppy etc. But I hear no beep. There fore no BIOS oor moniotor read. What is my problem? I took it apart and cleaned some dust andnow im on it..but the true test will see if it;; go back on. thanks
 

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Hey I had a regular 1tb harddrive and then I got a SSD, added it in and installed windows 7 to 10 on it, kept the stuff on the other harddrive because im still using some things that were on it, now when i boot up it says cannot find operating system and i have to use F11 and choose to use windows 10 from volume/disk 1 and whatnot to boot into windows 10, i'm pretty sure i installed it onto the ssd does anyone know how i can fix booting up because currently i have to use that work-around to even get on my computer. Not sure why it cant just boot from the SSD when i choose it from the selection or why it cant just find it automatically

Answer:booting issues

The easiest way is to remove all but the SSD, then install Windows to it.
Then, if you want to use the other hard drive, just make sure that the BIOS/UEFI isn't set to boot from it (you can also mangle the boot files so that it doesn't boot, but it's easier just to remove it from the boot list).

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Question: Booting issues

I am new to this so hi all

I am having major issues with my laptop, it is an Acer Aspire 6920g and when you press the power button to boot, it gets stuck with just less than a full loading bar with the acer screen for about 5 mins. I have tried disabling the quiet boot to see what it gets stuck on and it doesnt seem to get stuck on anything. after 5 mins it just boots windows as normal.

i got told that it was the hard drive going faulty (that was upgraded to a WD scorpio black 320gb), so i RMA'd it and the new one is doing the same.

please help me as i really dont know what to do... i am clued up with computers so what ever you guys say i will try

Thanks for looking!
 

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Question: Booting Issues

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/567388/cannot-boot-into-windows-i-keep-getting-reboot-and-select-proper-boot-device/ - Hamluis.
 
Hello!
 
I have a similar issue to the above and am looking for an answer.  I have Win 7 Pro on a Lenovo B590 w/ a 500 Gb HD.  I've been running a WD Terabyte external drive for back-up and recently added a WD 4 Terabyte USB 3.0 drive for additional storage.  When the second WD drive is connected, my laptop won't boot normally; it wants the 4 Tb drive to boot first.  I checked the boot sequence and my C: drive shows as Drive 0, which should boot first.
 
Any ideas how I can get the C: drive to boot first when the 4Tb WD is connected?
 
Thank You!
 
Irishmoll

Answer:Booting Issues

Have you looked in your bios settings? The C disk should be selected as your main boot device....

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Not sure if this is the right thread but here goes:
Im having a strange issue where Im trying to boot off 2 particular cd's.
The first is Hirens Boot CD, tried Ver 9.5 and 9.6, it gets to Hirens menu asking where to boot from, then flashing cursor and nothing.
The 2nd is Norton Ghost 2003, starts up fine, asks which drivers to load, choose CD-Rom, says cannot start CD drivers, no device present, yet its booting off the thing.
Mobo is Asus P5Q3 Deluxe.

Any ideas would be most appreciated, need to get my system backed up before i reload, and want it done urgently, thanks!

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Question: Booting Issues

Built a new machine including Intell D865PERLK mb, 2.4 CPU & W2K os. I have problems about 30% of the time when booting, it will keep cycling through the boot sequence & never actually boot. Sometimes it will boot without the graphics drivers. Have to reboot a couple of times until it comes up good. I have swapped out the hard drive & reloaded os but still have issues. Where do I start with swapping out hardware, ram, cpu, mb? Any help would be great.
 

Answer:Booting Issues

It seems your problem is graphics related so can you supply info on card, drivers and bios settings relating to it.
 

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So I decided to factory reset my pc as it was running very very slowly but during the reset it said there was a trouble resetting it.After that message it just stayed on the HP symbol. I have tried running component and system tests and system diagnostics, I have tried resetting the pc again with different settings but it just keeps showing the hp symbol with nothing happening.Please get back to me as soon as possible as I need my laptop back for revision for big exams.Thanks!

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Question: Booting issues

Hi,
I have a Lenovo(IBM) Thinkpad R61i with Win XP professional(initially).
I started a thread a while ago indicating booting up issues with my computer. I have tried some fixes in the meanwhile(as advised by someone), but the problems persist. I had some bot attacks on my computer(userini and wpv and possibly others). I tried to manually remove some of the infection and I believe I was somewhat succesful, because the userini.exe ADS ceased to appear. But the computer still kept crashing and now does not boot up even is safe command prompt mode generally. I tried installing Windows 7 and in the process formatted my system drive(left my data drive as it was). During the installation the computer restarted once and the second time it tried the thing got stuck(The screen shows the windows starting sign and freezes there). Some one recommended me to get Parted Magic and remove the partition and retry the installation. I then removed the partition, erased the disk entirely, and then retried the installation. This time the installation got past 3 reboots, and was almost finished, when probably the last reboot failed(same thing as always). Please do advise if this could have been a BIOS issue. I have never updated my BIOS in the year and a half that I had my laptop for.
After this the parted magic CD also failed to start up even in its failsafe mode.

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Question: Booting Issues

Just recently, I have been experiencing some start-up issues. They came out of no where and I can't associate them to specific factor.
 
I had hard-reset my laptop because it was running very slowly and click "restart" didn't do anything. As my computer was booting, it initiated a Windows Disk Repair which I could not avoid. The process took about an hour and reset my system twice. The next time my system started, it loaded in a Temp user account. I reset my computer again to get out of this Temp account. It loaded fine. A few days later, I restart my computer again. Once I enter my account password, it does not pass the "Welcome" loading screen and never logs into my account. I can successfully login to my account through safe-mode, but my computer will no longer pass the "Welcome" screen when booting normally.
 
I have taken steps to backup all important documents through safe-mode, so if need be, I can reformat. (However, I'd highly prefer not to). Any solutions? I tried running a disk defrag but it never loads. The last time I defraged was about a month ago.
 
Thanks!

Answer:Booting Issues

Sounds like damaged profile, which can be overcome.
 
Fix a corrupted user profile, Win 7 - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/fix-a-corrupted-user-profile
 
Louis

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Was having problems booting this machine, so I repartitioned,formatted,and installed XP from scratch. Got through all that smoothly. Still having the same booting problems though. It locks up just after the system screen and I don't even get to the Windows start-up where you can see the progress bar of Windows loading. My hard drive light is on solid when it is locked up. If I use F8 and boot in Safe Mode, I eventually get it to boot after many attempts. Then, I can restart and it will boot normally. If I shut down and try to boot later, it is back to the point where it locks up, eventually will boot in Safe Mode, and will restart normal from there. Any ideas?

Answer:XP Pro booting issues

This sounds like a hardware problem if a fresh install didn't fix it, perhaps the hard drive is going bad? I would use a hard drive health monitor to check it out, like Sandra. See what comes back.

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Hi, I've been dual booting two hard drives (1 Vista and 1 XP) for a while now and I decided I wanted to take the XP drive and use it for an extra PC I had lying around. So I formatted the XP drive and hooked it up to my other PC. I changed the BIOS to boot from CD, but the problem is that when it asks me to press any key to continue, it gives me about 5 seconds in which any key I press produces no results, and then tells me "BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete" to continue. I've tried multiple SATA slots/cables. I've tried multiple USB keyboards/USB slots. I don't believe it's anything wrong with the HD because it works in the PC just fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Booting from CD issues

Enter your BIOS, and search for a setting that says something like enable USB support or enable legacy USB etc. Set it to enabled and try again.

If this doesnt work, try a PS/2 keyboard.

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Question: Booting Issues

I have windows XP installed onto my desktop. Recently, it has stopped working properly. When i try to boot it after selecting the Safe Mode option, it tries to execute it for a while, but restarts again. Same is the case when i select any of the options for booting(safe mode+networking, safe mode+cmd prompt, start windows normally), it restarts and loops back to the same selection screen. It doesnt even show the windows XP window loading screen, restarts before it reaches there. Any suggestions what could be a solution to this problem? I've already tried re-installing windows XP(without formatting), but to no avail. Should i go ahead with formatting the hard drive and then installing the OS? Or could there be any other solution to this problem?
 

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Had this problem about a year or so ago. Also had so many issues with 10 I had to go back to 7 to complete some important research and projects. Went back to 10 a few months ago and have it running very well now except for an important issue. I use Casper 10 to create my bootable backup copies of the primary drive. In the event the primary crashes (which happens often due to the experiments I may be conducting), I can boot to the backup and be up and running again in seconds. This just is not the case with windows 10. I create the bootable backup but when booting to it, I get the "inaccessible boot device" blue screen. Casper support has been great at their attempts to get this resolved but we have all ran into a dead end. We did arrive at a somewhat less than desired workaround. The bootable usb3 backup will not boot but I can copy it to an internal hard drive and the internal hard drive boots perfectly. In stead of seconds to be back in operation it takes considerably longer this way. I firmly feel that for some reason windows 10 is blocking the usb3 booting. Looking for suggestions as to what to look for!
Ron

Answer:USB booting issues.

A basic problem with USB 3.0 is the drivers for it are not in the BIOS while USB 2.0 is supported. The loading of the OS brings support for USB 3.0. Some computers have combo USB 2 and USB 3 ports and may get booting support. Also involved is MBR or GPT/UEFI boot devices.

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Question: Booting Issues

My father has windows XP on his desktop and has had no issues with it until just the other day when he tried to boot his computer and it wouldn't come up with the "loading XP" screen, after the initial boot screen where it shows your drives and all that good stuff then it would come to a black screen stating to push F1 to continue. there is no cd in the cd drive and nothing the floppy, one time it went to load XP then went straight to the black screen again. I tried disabling all other drives except the HD and still nothing. Could someone help me figure this problem out?? Is this some type of virus maybe? Should we start fresh with a new HD?

before i forget i should add that he purchased a larger LCD screen for this computer and every now and then it will come up with a blue screen and force a reboot, i was thinking maybe the processor or possibly the video card may need to be upgraded due to it being put under stress maybe? any help is greatly appreciated!!

Answer:Booting Issues

"then it would come to a black screen stating to push F1 to continue"

Is that all it said?

Have you tried booting to the XP cd?

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Question: Booting issues..

now that i've got my new pc working onto other stuff.  i've been trying to fix my friend's pc for awhile.  i took out his hdd and connected it to my old pc to see if that was the problem.  at this point it's hard to tell.  i set the jumpers multiple times but what i think is the right one is master.  it's an ibm deskstar so there's slave and cable select as well.  after hooking it up to my dell d/4600 the display boots right up with the dell sign and starts loading.  then it briefly flashes some kind of text but it's squiggly and sideways and only stays on the screen a millisecond. the it's a black screen with a blinking cursor and eventually beeps twice.  i've looked up what that means in POST and nothing i've found has fixed the problem.  the diagnostic leds on  back of pc light up in the sequence that says that "something else is the problem" and tells me to make sure cables are connected properly to hdd, cd, and dvd drives.  the mobo on this dell has one ide port for cd and one for hdd.  they are correct.  i reseated the memory and video cards just as a precaution.  i've tried hitting f12 and f2 to get into bios and boot setup.  f12 for bios just beeps and doesn't do anything.  f2 will say entering boot setup for a brief second and then doesn't do anything.  the hdd has windows on it so that's not an issue.&nb... Read more

Answer:Booting issues..

If you discount the HDD and turn it on, yu should bet some kind of error message. What does it say? Does it ever let you into the BIOS?What is the make and model of the problem PC?Has the CMOS cell ever been changed?

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Question: HP booting Issues

I have a hp presario CQ56, and im having issues with booting it up. If the the charger is connected, it seems to boot normally but if i disconnect the charger and restart it, it get stuck somewhere while turning on, or takes a very very long time to finish booting. Can anyone help me to resolve the problem?

hernando

Answer:HP booting Issues

If your computer isn't working properly without the charger then the battery may need replacing. Normally, a healthy battery should boot up and power a computer without the charger. Batteries eventually wear out over time and do so quicker if they get charged more frequently.

Here are some tips to extend battery life: How to Extend the Life of a Laptop Battery: 10 Steps

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Question: Booting Issues

Hey guys, first time poster here. So I hope this question is in the right section of the boards, if not I apologise in advance.

My Issue concerns the booting of my PC. When attempting to turn my PC on I do not get any electrical response what so ever. No lights, sound or anything at all, even though its all plugged in correctly. I am guessing that it may be a power supply connection issue but honestly have no idea how to diagnose what could be wrong with it. The computer worked fine for months on end and this happened all of a sudden about a year ago. I have other PC's in which I tried there power supplies but still no avail. I've been told that it could be any number of things such as the CPU has died or even the mobo has had it.

My question is could anyone please tell me anything I could do to test which parts may no longer be servicable, so that I dont have to go out and replace the whole thing.

Any help much appreciated !!!

Answer:Booting Issues

Not quite sure if I read your post correctly. Did you try another PSU? Do the fans (CPU and/or case) start up? Have you definitely got mains power (try another wall socket)?

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Question: XP Booting Issues

Recently my Computer started to have Issues, Where is was Slow to Load.

Computer Specs

1 Gig Memory
2.0 CPU
Intel Chip
gigabyte Board

Now it take Ten minutes sometimes more to load from Turning on then to get into windows, then a further ten minutes to Load my email. Now I had this issue before and I reformatted my drive and put this drive as a secondry. But have now had to make that drive a primary again.

It takes forever to do things, Transfer Files from One File to another, Upload and Download even open programs. Now I don't think that it's a hard drive Issues because I've tried the drive in another computer and no Issues.

So Last night I cleaned the drive off in another computer, Then put it back and went to reinstall Windows the only Issue I have now is that when the computer starts up I've set it to detect the Cdrom as Boot now it sees that Cdrom and all but wont boot.

It's not the disk I've tried it in another computer, So please help what do I do? I can't figure out what it is.

Thanks Kim
 

Answer:XP Booting Issues

Drive Diagnostic test: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic7602.html
Sounds like faulty internal HardDrive (might be time to replace)
 

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Question: Booting Issues

Hey Guys,

I've recently reformatted my computer and purchased some new hardware components. Had everything working nicely for about a week until I noticed one of my personal files had been corrupted.

Went to delete but it wouldn't allow me to delete - so tried to boot into safe mode with networking F8. Got error message Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

I had Windows running on my E: which is my new HDD. My old HDD was reformatted and just acting for data storage (C:).

I've tried putting in the Windows XP disk I used to install it last week and it was unable to repair due to The system registry does not appear to have an active control set key, the system registry may be damaged.

I've run chkdsk /r scans and that wasn't able to resolve the issue.
I've seen advice which recommended choosing install from the boot disc, and then having that repair - but there was no repair option after agreeing to the licence.

Currently, I've got Windows XP (fresh install with none of my usual drivers) on my C: and was wondering if I can just copy the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM from C: to E:? I can access my E: now and see all the files/folders but I can't boot into Windows on it.

Is it possible to do this, and will there be any issues? Or do you have any other suggestions?

Answer:Booting Issues

boot into the recovery console and run
fixboot

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Hi all,

At present I'm unsure whether or not this software related or hardware related, hope you guys can give me some advice. I'm dealing with a friend's computer which seems to have issues with booting up. Firstly I'll list the below specs.

Specs:
Intel Core Duo E6850
Asus P5KR P35 Motherboard
Super Talent DDR2 PC6400 2GB RAM
Geforce 7800 GTX
OCZ Powerstream 520 Watt PSU
Seagate 320GB Hard Drive
Windows XP SP2

Now as you can see, the system is fairly average so nothing fancy in other words.

Main Issue: It seems in most cases when booting up the pc, the PC will process through it's standard POST tests, then when loading into Windows, the screen goes black, the cursor in the top left hand corner just blinks rapidly, then from here the pc halts and does not go beyond that point.

In this case I'm required to turn the pc off to restart again. I would need to do the above process about 3-4 times before the system comes right then boots into the OS.

Now I have recenently reinstalled Windows XP again to his machine thinking this may have solved the issue, however waking up earlier this morning to power the pc back on, looks like the problem is still there.

At this stage, it seems like a hardware issue, so if it is, who would be the main culprit? At this stage, I simply cannot pin point whether it be the board, GPU, RAM etc. It's hard to decide as the pc does eventually come right after a few restarts.

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Answer:Issues with booting up pc..

My first guess would be the hard drive is the problem. What I would do is get yourself either a copy of Windows PE (google: Bart PE) or download a live edition of some linux (Ubuntu, for example) distribution. If you're able to boot from a live linux CD multiple times in row without any incidents than I would think that the hard drive is the most likely culprit. Of course, the ide or sata cable could be the problem too.
 

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I have a HP Media Center m7334n desktop. First I ran into a trayapp.msi file that Windows Installer kept trying to find on my PC. The path was missing and the file could not be located. An installed software was removed maybe from a program I tried to download and uninstall.

Now I have Windows Installer trying to find a HPproductassistant.msi and can't locate it. I have to alt-cntrl-del to stop it.

I have not installed anything on my PC or removed any programs.

What could be causing this?
 

Answer:.msi issues when booting up my PC

This might help you with HPproductassistant, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...7352&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

The trayapp is associated with the HP printer, you should have a software CD for the printer. Any issues with the trayapp.msi file should be resolved by loading the printer software on that CD.

Steve
 

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Question: PC Booting Issues?

Hi, for the past few months now i have been running into a fair few problems with my PC, specifically to do with booting. I have now just resorted to never letting my PC power off because it is too much of a pain to turn back on and I'm worried one day it never will.

Basically, if i ever turn the PC off completely, upon firing it back up it will 100% without fail get stuck on the BIOS splash screen (i think), and the fans begin to run at a really high speed. The only way I can get around this, is to unplug everything from the PC, remove the RAM and CMOS Battery on the mobo, wait 5 or so minutes, plug back in the RAM and CMOS, power cable and HDMI and turn it back on.

Bob's your uncle, the computer now loads into the BIOS - which has been reset for the 874813245'th time - 'load optimized defaults and boot' and ta-daa the computer has now successfully booted up.

On a side not i thought i might mention that it was only the last time I had to turn my PC off - which prompted me to find this site and make a thread about it - that I could have both the power cable and HDMI cord plugged into the PC after resetting the BIOS through the CMOS battery. Previously I couldn't even have the HDMI plugged in when i turned the PC on or i would get stuck on the BIOS splash again and have to repeat the process, however, after the PC had been turned on for about 30 seconds, I could then plug the HDMI in to find it had loaded past the BIOS and right to the user lo... Read more

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i just bought a new compaq mini desktop and installed microsofts memory mouse 8000 which is a combo mouse and storage device. when i restarted my computer, i got an error to remove all media and devices and to press any key. i had another usb attached at the time and removed that first thinking it could not be the mouse, but the same error popped up. so i removed the mouse usb connector and presto all is well. i am quite familiar with the ability to change boot options and auto play functions, but seeing as though i am in costa rica and windows is in spanish, i dont want to take any chances. is there a way to change bios bootup so my usb for the mouse can always be attached to the port. in kind of the same area, the computer only came with xp home edition (welcome to the third world) anyway, previously i have been able to go into regedit and change autorun options, but this version does not seem to follow the same format as the xp professional i have on my laptop... is anyone familiar with either of these two issues... booting up with memory mouse usb in the port and xp home edition stopping autoplay features. as for the mouse issue, my computer at home has no problem restarting with the mouse attached so i think it has something to do with how this computer was setup and shipped... as always thanks for any help you send my way!
 

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Question: Booting issues

Ok so I just got done building my rig about a month ago, it works great when its boot up, however to boot it up I have to turn it on when its off, then hit the reset and then it boots, other wise everything turns on, but I don't get a signal to my monitor, however once I reboot my mobo's name shows up tells me my cores and nb temp and boots everything up. I thought maybe I didn't install my bios or something, I can't find a cd with my mobos name on it so I went to their website and downloaded the bios, I turned it off, gave it like 2 seconds, and turned it back on and I thought I fixed it, well the next day I'm having the same issues, so I decide to download my drivers encase I didn't do that either, I get most of them installed *I'm downloading the rest, the audio and graphics cause my internet is taking forever, like 1.5kps a sec* but now I have to hit the reset twice sometimes to get it too boot and I'm at a loss to figure out what to do now. Like I said works great once I get it booted up but I have to hit the reset and I'm getting tired of the windows wasn't shut down properly screen. Any help is appreciated. If you need my computer specs, all if should be in my first ever post.

Answer:Booting issues

hmm, it's not going through the post sequence, is that what you are saying? check to make sure the CPU and ram are all running at stock speeds and voltages. what are your system specs?

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Question: PC booting issues

I've had this custom built pc for over a year, I didn't make it but I bought it from some dude who custom built it for himself.It's great but it has problems booting or returning from being asleep.I'd LOVE to turn my pc to sleep when I leave the house but half of the time it won't boot back on, or my peripherals won't turn on, or some other problem. I don't put it to sleep anymore because it causes more problems than it fixes.Lately it's been REALLY hot in my house. I've been turning my pc off while I sleep to keep my room cool for the past couple of days.Problem day 1: Power on, case lights up, peripherals and monitor won't turn on. Press reset and it works.Problem day 2: Power on, case lights up, peripherals power on, computer freezes at Windows logo screen.Problem day 3 (today): Try powering on for about 20 minutes, case is lit up but peripherals and monitor won't turn on. I tried powering off and resetting for awhile. Eventually it all powered on, and my peripherals were lit up. It got to my desktop, but then my applications stopped starting up and I realized my mouse and keyboard were not responsive despite being lit up. I reset once and it FINALLY worked.What could be causing this? As far as I'm aware, this pc has always had quirks trying to boot up. I've replaced the PSU from about 550w to 725w in the past 6 months. It's super annoying, my pc is great other than that issue. It would be nice to be abl... Read more

Answer:PC booting issues

Hi Could you check your Bios version , it's displayed when you are in the bios setup. That motherboard has 17 bios updates available and  and may need an update to support your CPU and the power features. 

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Question: Booting up issues

I got myself vista64 and have noticed the boot up process is extremely slow, it takes 3-5 mins to boot itself up to Windows. Is this normal? I read somewhere that it's going to be like this for a while until Vista learns the boot process?

I just some how stumbled onto this site and thought I'll ask and sincerely apologies if this has been asked.

What I have noticed is that once my G11 keyboard lights up, it starts to load windows up.

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Booting up issues

Hello Xiled, welcome to Vista forums!

I believe some have had problems with Vista recognizing G11s.
I'm sure others with experience with them will help if I'm correct about that.
It will speed up as "SuperFetch" learns what to load at startup in anticipation of your needs.

You may also want to have a look at the tutorials at the links below.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...boot-time.html

Speed Up the Performance of Vista

Keep us informed!


Later Ted

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Question: Booting Issues

8 months ago I purschased a new system the specs are to as follows

Amd 4600+ 2.6ghz
Xfx Gefore 7600gt
Asus Crosshair Mobo
1gb Corsair Xms2 Ram
Dvd rw blah blah.
hd Sound Card Asus.
Cheap Power Supply

I had a old power supply which was in the machine and it died so i went out got a cheap one for £20 which is around $35. One moirning I come down stairs switch on the computer it powers up for 2-5 seconds. Then turned off. So i instanly think must be the cheap power supply so I go out and spend £80 on a Hiper type-r 530w which are good power supplies.

I fit the new Hiper type-r still the same problem, troubleshooted everything graphics card, ram, sound card, hard drive, dvd. Still the same.

Unfortunately the problem is pointing straight at the CPU or MOBO but there only 8 months old and extreamly well cooled with one of the best coolers out there Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 64.

Just wondering if someone out there could help me because its really getting me down after spending the best part of £1000 on my dream machine
 

Answer:Booting Issues

No, the problem is not necessarily the motherboard nor the CPU. It could be, but unlikely. Dead machines are almost never caused by a bad board or cpu. The Crosshair is a good motherboard, and the AMD rarely fails unless overheated... and your other components look good...

Unfortunately it is more difficult to trouble shoot when it won't boot up...
Some computers are designed to shut down when important things are not right... one of those is the CPU fan. Another is the CMOS battery. And failed memory will stop a lot of computers cold. Power Supplies can be bad upon arrival... even high quality ones can be damaged in shipment.
I would check all of these:
Are all internal cables connected, or do you see something loose. Sometimes cables and connectors fall off sometime after the technician errs.
Is the little green or orange light on the motherboard on?
Power Supply. Does the fan blade turn 1/4 to 3 turns when you press the on button? Can you get access to a power supply checker? They are about $10 -$15 US. Or use a known good power supply borrowed from another machine... not the new one.
CMOS Battery, shaped like a coin in only $3.50 to $5.00 US... or borrow one from another machine. Temporarily trade out the one you have, or just buy a new one.
Memory modules will stop most computers cold when they fail. Test yours in another computer, and one from another computer in yours. This would be a high suspect item in my book.
CPU fan: Is it filled with dust, dirt ... Read more

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Question: Booting Issues

So yesterday I decided to try out Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit since I will be getting an additional 4GB of RAM to add to my current 4GB of RAM. I use RAM heavy programs such as After Effects etc

So, thinking it would be simple and easy, I installed Vista64 onto an empty SATA HDD (I didn't want to risk my 32bit Vista tbh) and it ran fine.. then graphical errors started happening, crashes happening. I reinstalled again, was fine, then the crashes again.

Now I cannot even boot into Vista64, my screen flashes, all I see is the cursor on a black background. Thats it.. it doesn't stop until I turn off my computer. I would post boot logs.. or.. something that might help but I can't even log in. I'm thinking maybe its my graphics card? Should I perhaps slipstream SP1 into Vista64 using vLite?

Also just so you know, this is a completely legit version of Vista 64, bought from Microsoft's online distributor. So its not altered.. or cracked or modified in anyway. I just don't want to slipstream SP1 and waste another DVD for it to not work =/

Specs:
Mobo: Asrock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 (Socket AM2) PCI-Express DDR2
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ Black Edition 2.60GHz (Socket AM2)
RAM: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-6400C5 Dual Channel Vista Gold Series DDR2
GPU: Sapphire's Radeon X800
HDD's: IDE 40GB, SATA 500GB, SATA 200GB (200GB is the HDD I used to install 64 bit on)
SOUND: Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE

Answer:Booting Issues

Boot into safe mode. Check the device manager for problems. Install latest video drivers. Install the proper chipset drivers for your motherboard and OS.

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Question: Booting Issues

Ok this may be difficult to figure out but heres my issue. I recently installed XP Prof Sp3 via usb. with a existing partition with my files on (not a system partition). Once the install was done it had made the existing partition a system partition, and the newly created main partition is set as boot only, so it tries to boot from that partition but doesnt know what to look for. I manage to boot it each time using the usb drive with the windows install files on it. So how can i change it to a primary , active , boot and system partition??

Answer:Booting Issues

Hi,

You can't change it to a primary partition as long as your booted into windows on that partition and i take it that the Easus PM isn't letting you convert to primary then reboot till it completes that task? So the best thing to do is download GParted and burn it onto a CD or DVD with a program like ImgBurn. Then boot up from CD/DVD. Then your going to have to delete the main partition (not your stuff one obviously), create a new one as primary NTFS, then re-install again to this partition.

Hope this helps

Steve

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Question: Issues booting up

My home computer was out of commission for quite some time, since April, in fact. I bought a new PSU (750 Watt) and new 24-pin motherboard that supports the CPU I chose. It supports my Q6600 and RAM modules and everything is plugged in correctly. However when I boot up, my system lights flash on and the fans all spin for half a second and then everything stops. Any further attempts to power on the system doesn't even cause the lights or fans to power on for a split second, which I assume is my motherboard or PSU preventing me from frying my system by cutting off power entirely (I read about this feature somewhere in one of the manuals for the PSU or mobo). My computer does not make any beeps of any form.

Essentially, I am unable to get to POST. I have tried several other power supplies and none of them work. I was told by a teacher a few years ago that some computer parts deteriorate over time if they're not used and I'm wondering if this is just a wives tale of the PC world or if it's legitimate. Do you guys think it's the RAM or CPU that's not working? I have tried other motherboards as well so I don't think the PSU or mobo are defective.
 

Answer:Issues booting up

Could possibly be a dead CMOS battery- unlikely if the board is new.
Next I would try to clear CMOS:

clear cmos

Remove power from the system.
Hit the power button to discharge the capacitors.
Move the CCMOS jumper to the clear position- or reset with CMOS button if the board has one
Remove the battery from the motherboard.
Do something else for an hour.
Replace the battery.
Place the jumper back in the normal position.
Restore power and boot up immediately into BIOS.
Select "Load Optimized Defaults" and set the recommended voltage for your RAM
Save & exit.

It could also be a short. You can eliminate this by assembling the basics of the system out of the case (on top of the motherboards anti-static bag and box):
Make sure you are doing the antistatic protection thing.
I usually keep the PSU plugged in at the wall but turned off so that the PSU is grounding the chassis-touching any unpainted surface occasionally will discharge any anti-static buildup.
Ideally the PSU should be checked first-you need a voltmeter for that though- you can effect a quick check if the PSU seems faulty
Disassemble the system -remove power connectors, cards, cables
Remove the motherboard from the chassis and check that you have no "extra" motherboard standoffs connecting the back of the mobo
Visual check of board for burnt/severed traces, blown capacitors, and whether the cooler is definitely seated correctly. If all good the remove the cooler and cpu... Read more

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Question: Booting Issues

Alright so I made a windows 7 bootable dvd and inserted it into the laptop and tried to boot it and I received the error ' CD/DVD HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT30N is failed'. What exactly is the problem?

Answer:Booting Issues

  
Quote: Originally Posted by darkownage


Alright so I made a windows 7 bootable dvd and inserted it into the laptop and tried to boot it and I received the error ' CD/DVD HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT30N is failed'. What exactly is the problem?


Did you perhaps make a mistake making the bootable dvd? Also i recommend you use a 4 gb empty usb and rufus to create a windows 7 usb as its faster and you dont make mistakes through it. Can you tell me how you made the bootable dvd.

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Question: Booting Issues

All righty then. First time on Tech Support Guy, continuing my thread on PCWorld. In the past few days, I've received and built my new rig for mid-range gaming. However, I've been getting two particular errors: the inability to receive visuals, and the lack of any beeping whatsoever. I've tried resetting my CMOS, and switched out everything from my new card to my RAM. I've whittled it down to either my Motherboard, my CPU, or my inability to connect everything properly. I've rebuilt, tested only the essentials, and gone through every manual at least sixteen times. Here are my new specs:

Graphics: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5670 512mb (PCIe 2.0 x16)
Motherboard: MSI 870-G45, AM3 Compatible, DDR3 Support, ATX build
CPU: AMD Phenom II Dual Core processor (AM3 Socket)
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, AM3 Compatible
HDD: 3.5" Samsung 7200 RPM Bare Drive
RAM: 1 stick of Corsair 'Gaming' 2GB DDR3 1333
Power Supply: (Recycled) 450 Watt, recycled from my old build so unsure of specific specs

I'm just wondering if there's anything I can try before I have to leave them somewhere for testing. I welcome any suggestions. Thank you for your time.
 

Answer:Booting Issues

Hmm. It could be a power problem. If the power supply doesn't have enough watts or not enough amps on the 12v rail for the graphic card.
Does anything comes up when you turn the computer on or does it stay blank?
 

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Question: Booting Issues

Hi,
I have a HP Pavilion Home Premium Vista computer and I saw a blue screen last week after watching a Youtube video. I proceeded to go into safe mode and try to delete a few things.Now my computer has been in a reboot loop ever since. It won't load to my login screen anymore. I can't get into safe mode anymore.I have inserted the recovery disk but when I try to restore my computer,it can't find my hard disk. The operating system is blank.Please advise me anyway you can.Thank you.
 

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Hey There,I have a U410 that is not booting. When I push the power button the fan starts and the power led comes on, but the screen does not come on. It will start sporadically, but now it's completely shut down. I tried updating the bios, but it kept giving error cannot access bios. I am using win 8 pro.Will appreciate any help on this matter!CheersAshwini

Answer:Lenovo U410 not booting

Hi Ashwini,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your U410 Laptop is not booting to Windows. Please let me know if you have made any Hardware or Software changes in the computer before the issue occurred.
 
Hope to hear back soon
 
Best Regards
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Hello,
 
is my first contribution here, and first I want to thank all you guys who help us to fix our problems with our Lenovo. I read some very useful posts before that help me fixing some troubles I had in the past, but now I found a Problem that forces me to write looking for help.
 
My Lenovo R400 is not booting up. It powers up and turn on hard external dvd-writer, fan and hdd for a second, and then suddenly turns off again. I am not able to see the LED Panel on the screen, since I was trying to repair my screen.
 
Actually I first just had a flickering Problem as it has been often posted in this community. I thought of a wire or problem between screen and computer, so I open my R400 and try to reseat the screen, as I realized that the connection with the LCD screen was loose. In the process of reseating the screen something went wrong, and the connection between the computer and the backlight-inverter (sorry about my lack of knowledge) where the led panel is was broken. I am not sure if the ac adapter was plugged or not at this time.
 
After this every time I try to boot up the laptop does not power on. I read a lot of posts on these Forum with similar problems, and try some of the solution that are suggested:
 
- I take every component of the computer apart and try to boot. The same happens.
 Only if I take away the RAM memory, the 1-3-3-1 beep secuence can be heard. In this case the fan remains on a little longer, something like 20 second... Read more

Answer:Lenovo R400 not booting up

Hi, I see you have no replies So I will share my very very limited knowledge with you and see. I too am just a user, but I've been reading about BIOS troubles and found that if a computer won't boot, sometimes it helps to remove the power adapter, remove battery, remove CMOS battery for a while and hold power button. Then reassemble and try. Also switching a jumper from normal position to maintenance position and back, might reset BIOS, which *might* help as it forces the BIOS to redetect all hardware connected (please someone verify?). Click for steps. I don't know about that broken connection though, you might have to google that and maybe find a new one on Ebay, but you might need some micro soldering experience or ... knowledge for that  Best of luck let us know how you get on.

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I bought a Lenovo V570 at BestBuy three months ago and since February I'm having problems with it. At the beggining I had the "Please wait"-common problem, so I removed the battery and held the power button for 30 seconds and nothing happened.Only after two days the notebook was normally booted, but the next time I shut down the computer it didn't wake up anymore. I read at the forums that some people went to BestBuy and they got a new notebook. But I came to Brazil and unfortunately I can't use the warranty.I have already called to Lenovo from Brazil and they said that they can't fix my computer even if I pay. I don't know what can I do to fix my notebook because It seems to be dead, the Windows don't starts anymore. Who could help me? I really need this computer to work and study.

Answer:Lenovo V570 not booting

I noticed that problem is very common, but reading the posts I didn't find any solution.I saw one guy from Brazil with the same problem, but he lives at São Paulo and I at Belo Horizonte.http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-and-Z-series/V570-No-wake-up-No-video-and-now-no-power/td-...

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So, my less than a month old V570 was hanging on the welcome screen with the "please wait" that would not go away. I saw the solution many used was to go into safe mode and delete "Veriface." It certainly did stop the problem - now after the Windows Screen all I have is a black screen. Any ideas? I've never had a computer have problems this quickly - and I am quite irritated given that it was a step up in price, rather than down, from what i typically buy.

Answer:Lenovo V570 not booting

hey LOLC2K,welcome to the forums.try resitting the ram for your unit, if that does not work use the recovery media made via OneKey.Call support if needed via :http://bit.ly/LNVsuppNum





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Hi Few month back I bought Lenove w530 it was working perfectly but few days back when I restart my laptop it was not getting reboot rather stuck on console screen asking for bootable device, I choose the lenovo tab available in that console and run the diagnostic check it shows more than thousand bad sector in the HDD also that utility stuck in middle and did not fully completed I tried to put my boot cd (which I made at the start) It took long time to boot the pc but after boot it shows me a screen with Lenovo wallpaper and nothing else i can use mouse pointer but there is no option to recover the laptop using recovery disc I am some how stuck not sure how to fix it ,  Also I bought this laptop in US and currently I am living in Germany Is there any way that i can claim its warranty here in Germany Please help  Regards













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Answer:Lenovo w530 not booting

Aahsan, welcome to the forum,
 
it certainly sounds as though your hard drive is defective, you can check whether or not the system has warranty entitlement in Germany on the following site;
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_GB/product-service/iws.page?
 
The number for support in Germany is 0800-500-4618;  08:00 - 18:00 Mon - Fri.

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OS is windows vista professional.# It has happened before. While watching youtube, my llaptop freezes, and then I get the blue screen with text. After restarting it, I manage to login but get a total black screen after. And now it won't even let me log in and I get a black screen of windows boot manager (0x......, a hardware/software upgrade may be the cause of this) I brought my laptop to the IT techs. They managed to read my hardrive (e.g. my documents) so they think that it is probably a connection fault with the hardrive and the other bit. Apparently this thing http://www.laptoppartstore.us/new-inspironlatitude-hard-drive-ide-connector-many-p-1349.html connects my harddrive. Another thing is that I dropped my laptop before.... and I don't recall this happening prior to this accident.  Does anyone have any clues as to where I can get this accessory? Or offer alternative causes for this? As said the same thing happened last year, I brought it to another tech guy who said I needed another hardrive. I declined but when I brought it back home it worked.... Thanks.

Answer:Lenovo G230 not booting

That connector shown in laptoppartstore link is fora IDE hard drive.G230 has a SATA hard drive.You need to look for your self at the connector, andpost a photo if possible, or take it to a different tech store.It MAY be like this one:http://www.amazon.com/Compaq-DV6000-DV9000-Connector-DFHS22FR685/dp/B0041LDAUQ/ref=pd_sxp_f_ptBut I am not sure.

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Hello. I'm here to grace you all with yet another v570 issue. It's really torqueing me that this machine has so many issues. I just fixed the EgisTech Issue where the device would get hung up and please wait. Now it wont even Turn on. Light come on, like the power button and the lights at the bottom left. But the screen doesn't do anything. Also, I did try hooking up the machine to a VGA cable, so it is not the screen, because nothing showed up when i did that. The hard drive does spin. The fan is spinning. Lights are on, it would seem to be the screen but, it's not. I am totally at a loss for what could be going on right now. Please help me. I have important work to do.













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Bump. Please help me.

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I had G580 with Win10 updated from Win8. After disk replace to Samsung EVO 850 computer do not boot. Only LCD was turn on and it has silver color (background light only). When I put on it stock disk everythink run ok, but I can not access bios. Then I was remove BIOS battery to check if it will possible to access BIOS. From that moment is G580 black-screen, does not boot with stock HDD, do not install WIN10 from recovery DVD, restore button does not work, battery remove and turning on for resset does not working.. Nothig. Laptop turn ON but screen is black. Never happend this before with any laptop. I google and try almost every hint.

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I have purchased the lenovo y40-70 59-423034 through online shopping site eBay .the product is imported from us and is not available in India. Now the laptop won't get powered on when I click the power button the indicator at the bottom as well as the power button backlit gets turned on but after 5 sec the system turns off again can I service this product here in India and what might be the issue and approximate cost needed to fix this??





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Answer:Lenovo Y40-70 Booting Problem

hi JP1016,
 
From your description, it does look like there's an internal problem with the unit (could be the integrated GPU, CPU, or the discrete GPU that's soldered to the mainboard).
 
If you bought this item in a "good - working" condition then it's likely that it got damage during transit or some other mean, thus, it's a  DOA unit and you will need to contact and check the seller's return policy on how to go about getting the issue straitened out.
 
As for getting the unit serviced, the Y40-70 does have Intertional Warranty but it's not supported in India yet so you may need to send it to a professional computer repair store for diagnostis (the cost of the repair varies on the deffective part).
 - Link to picture
 - Internaional Warranty Service Lookup
 
If the system is way pass the return policy though then you may want to consider reseating the internal components and observe.
  - Y40-70 Disassembly Video Guide
 
 
Regards

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My Computer data:Lenovo G50- 45Win 8 already being installedMy problem:Hey dudes,I wanted to start my PC as always but instead of starting my GUI, windows just showed me the message that "Automatically reperation is being prepared". I used to wait but after hours the computer stayed the same. I decided to use the "onekey recovery" but instead of recovering, the computer just showed me the lenovo sign and used to load. The same procedure, I used to wait hours, but nothing changed. After that I prepared an USB device and set win 10 (64) on it and wanted to let him boot from my device. After having a lot of problems, I found a page on the internet telling me to change to "legacy" mode and to disable secure boot. Well, done that and enter with "Fn and F12" the boot menu. Selected my USB device and he is really showing me a Win 10 logo. But, and thats my problem he isnt doing anything else. He is just showing me a loading circle with a big blue Win 10 logo. I dont know what I should do next. Any Ideas around here? I've heard that a Hardware issue could be possible, isn't it? While booting, I pushed different Keys and heard one single, loud Beeping. Any ideas what I could do guys?Would be really glad to hear from you  - Greetings

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I have a lenovo ideapad p500 that just won't turn on anymore. I would press the power button and the fan starts and CPU and everything starts then then it just shuts off. No error just a little beep and it just goes.Now I have to say it was working perfectly prior to me adjusting some bios settings for the integrated graphics (Intel HD 4000). So most likely thats the issue. So I decided I'd take apart my laptop and simply pull the CMOS battery to reset the bios settings but it seems this laptop's cmos is soldered on to the motherboard from what I can tell.Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this problem, i.e. reset the bios without removing the CMOS.Any help would be most appreciated

Answer:Lenovo P500 not booting

Hi Reemz , if the unit turns off by it self, that's gonna be an indication that ther might be something wrong with the system board and at the same time u've mentioned that  u've heard a short beep thats normal it means that the laptop was able to pass post, but the fact that the unit shuts off, thats an indication that the system board might be damage, reseting the bios wont help actually. If your in warranty better send your unit back to lenovo to be checked =)





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Every time I try to turn on my lenovo n22 windows notebook, the 'Lenovo' boot screens appears, sits for a moment, goes black, then comes on again. This has been happening on loop for hours. I have tried rebooting it, to no avail. Any thoughts?

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