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Lenovo Yoga Laptop will not boot into hard drive

Q: Lenovo Yoga Laptop will not boot into hard drive

Hey Guys,Im trying to get a laptop working for my brother. He has a Yoga 500-14IBD. The laptop works perfectly fine with the current hard drive running windows 10.He has been sent out a new hard drive which has been preloaded with windows 10 but adapted with specialised software (which shouldn't be too important for the issue).I installed the new hard drive into the Laptop and it won't boot past the Windows Boot Manager. The laptop does recognise the Hard drive and see's it is connected but wont boot into it. Where it gets weird is that I tried this hard drive in my other Lenovo T420 Laptop and it boots into the hard drive no problems. This rules out hard ware issues. Is there something which needs to be adjusted in the BIOS to allow the Yoga to boot up into this hard drive? I have tried switching from UEFI Mode or Legacy BIOS mode but this didnt make any real difference. There was an error showing in Legacy mode regarding PXE-E61 Media Test Failure Error but this occurred when the laptop worked in my T420 so it shouldnt be related. I have tested another Windows 10 installation Hard drive on the Yoga (the one from my T420) and it worked. Just a note the hard drive that isnt working is not and SSD but the ones which are working are SSD'sAny advice would be appreciated

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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Hi,Lenovo X61 LaptopWindows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 (Vista)My computer has been BSODing regularly for the last couple months. I called Lenovo last month and they diagnosed it as needing a hard drive replacement. I think the hard drive finally crashed on me today. I want to find out if I can rescue any files off of my hard drive before I send it to Lenovo for a new hard drive.Problem description: When I try to boot up the computer, it only gives me two options: run Lenovo Rescue and Recovery, or Start Windows Normally. When I try to Start Windows Normally, it BSODs and fails to boot every single time (I have tried many times) with the error code 0x000024, give or take a few 0s. I also cannot boot through Lenovo Rescue and Recovery. RnR loads, but then it asks me to select my operating system from a list/menu and none shows up. I have no choice but to cancel RnR and Start Windows Normally...which then fails and gives me a BSOD.I can send in the laptop to Lenovo right now and have them replace the hard drive. However, that would involve losing all my data. Is there a way for me to rescue some files from my hard drive before I send it in and they wipe my hard drive?Note: this laptop has no CD drive and I do not possess an external CD drive. I do not possess any Windows disks of any sort. If necessary, I can access several other Windows computers that do have CD drives.Thanks for any help you can offer.

A:Can't Boot Up Lenovo Laptop, Damaged Hard Drive, Help Rescuing Files?

If you are going to send the drive to Lenovo anyway...why not ask them if they can transfer data files, etc...in the process of installing the new hard drive?


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I have a 1TB external hard drive and my Yoga won't detect it. The same port detects my cell phone, and other storage devices.  I'm not technologically savvy, so if anyone has an idea of how to get it to boot again, and can give me step by step instructions, that would be great.I can't find a tech support phone number anywhere.  Thankyou

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Just a little gripe, I have a Lenovo Yoga 700 and was very disappointed to learn that the 512gb hard drive in this unit cannot be upgraded. I tried several m.2 drives but it would not recognize any of them...I would like to go to 1gb and was looking to buy the 910 but if this is what I have in store for me..I will look somewhere else... is there any work around for this or has anyone had any luck finding a drive that will work. . It is an M.2 Drive.

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Is it possible to upgrade the RAM and hard drive on a Lenora yoga 700? 

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Just a little gripe, I have a Lenovo Yoga 700 and was very disappointed to learn that the 512gb hard drive in this unit cannot be upgraded. I tried several m.2 drives but it would not recognize any of them...I would like to go to 1gb and was looking to buy the 910 but if this is what I have in store for me..I will look somewhere else... is there any work around for this or has anyone had any luck finding a drive that will work. . It is an M.2 Drive.

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HiI am new to Lenovo and just last week bought a Yoga 520 (Type80X80) Ideapad running Windows 10.I'd be grateful for some answers from the community re - 1. The hard drive capacity says 120gb. I'd like to upgrade to 256 or 512 gb SSD. How do I know if it is a 2.5'' SSD or if any free slot is available.Do I need to open it up (will it void the warranty?) 2.Can I then partition the hard drive and dual boot android and windows 10? 3.Can I use a Wacom bamboo pen with it (comes under budget)   Regards Simon Lenovo Yoga 520 (Type 80X8) Laptop Ideapad Machine Type Model - 80X800S4UKProcessor: 1x () Memory: 1x 4GB DDR4-2133 Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64(JP:Japanese) Hard Drive: 1x Wireless Network: 1x Ports: 1x 4-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD MMC SDHC SDXC) Camera: 1x Graphics: 1x Monitor: 14.0 FHD Included Warranty: 1 Year Depot

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Hi Everyone, I'm at my wits end and was hoping someone might be able to help me understand what exactly I need to do, purchase to bring my laptop back to life. Long story short, I have had this for just over 2 years, no more warranty and the hard drive I believe is going out/has gone out. It all started with a failed windows 10 upgrade, kept looping, finally I blew away I guess everything on it. Now when I am trying to re-instal windows 8.1 it tells me that it cannot because the hard disk may fail soon. I can get mostly through the windows setup but it always ends up failing. My question is, can someone help me identify what exactly needs to be replaced? I am fairly tech savy good at following directions and installing things by myself. (garbage disposals, haha). What I am not good at is trying to track down what hard drive to buy would be? I hate to bring it to best buy as its $200 just for a diagnosis and then whatever to fix it on top of that.  Can anyone offer insight and help me become enlightened? Thanks so much, L    

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Hi everyone, My laptop (Lenovo Yoga 710 Ideapad 15IKB 80V5) is not able to start up. I recently had an issue with my audio, so I uninstalled the audio drivers, reset my laptop, and tried to reinstall them. When I reinstalled Realtek, it did not launch or show that it was installed on my computer (and I tried this multiple times).I then went to restore my laptop to the point before I uninstalled the driver in the first place. The restoration did not work for whatever reason, and I received the blue screen saying something about my PC not restarting properly and that it would try to fix itself. I continued to get that same blue screen for a few times, and then it gave me a different screen with varying start up/restore options. I tried almost all of them besides ones that have to do with USB restore files (which I do not have).They did not work. I then got a black screen on start up with only my cursor. I tried stickykeys, ctrl-alt-delete, windows key-volume up, and any other boot up combinations I could think of. Nothing worked and the screen never changed. I'm stumped and I have no idea what to do or how to fix it. I could really use some help and advice. Thank you very much in advance! Katherine

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Hi all, I recently purchased a Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBR with the 32gb internal hard drive. I thought it would suit my purpose well as I only want to use it to run software to check error codes on my car (not much hard drive capacity required). I'm really disappointed though as I thought it would be super-fast to boot and use with 32gb SSD that only runs the operating software; how wrong I was... Long story short I?m trying to improve the performance and would like to install a 64gb SSD; I have remove the back and found the connector (SATA_CONN1) but it has no cable connector. Does this mean the motherboard will not support a SATA drive or does it mean I need a connector soldered on (this looks very tricky as the pins are so close together). See attached photos of the inside of my notebook and the connector cable I intended to purchase. Any help would be greatly appreciated; if I don?t get this resolved the notebook will be going in the bin and I?ve wasted a reasonable amount of money. Final resort is to down grade from windows 10 to windows 7 and free up some disk space. I?d like to do this anyway but struggled for 6 hours already to undertake this task; I keep receiving an Error Code: 0x6 Thanks, Richard

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First time posting on this forum so Hello, So a few months ago (late february/early march) I sent my Yoga 920 to be repaired for ESD damage to the motherboard.The integrated speakers were crackling whilst playing any kind of audio file as seen in this video I recorded;https://youtu.be/YL6oFCAJAi4I also ran into an issue where pressing the default hotkey for brightness+/- wouldn't change the screen brightness until I pressed the windows key and smashed any of the following keys on my keyboard.https://youtu.be/4JC5QrcYRkYhttps://youtu.be/LRg0tTgO_1I (Sent from London, UK to Germany).  A few months down the line I start getting issues with my ultrabook posting into Windows from a fresh start-up/shutdown, sometimes it takes 5+ attempts of forced shutdowns to even correctly post or be graciously informed by microsoft of a BSOD.I ran a memory diagnostic test on the 28th of July, which caused me to speculate it was a RAM issue; the first attempt failed which froze the system at 88% of the 2nd test (77% overall), it was running all day and still didn't progress. A week and a half later I run the same test with no issues apparently but checking my "Event Viewer>Windows Log>System" Holy crap there are a tonne of Yellow + Red icons. I'm honestly thinking it's possibly my drive which is a Samsung OEM PM981 but I could be incorrect with my assumption.     

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Two ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen2 TabletPCs will successfully boot into Windows 10 just fine from a hard poweroff.  But once in windows, if i choose Restart, it will hang at the "LENOVO" BIOS  level boot up logo with "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter".   Stuck at Lenovo BOOT BIOS initialization screen, right before handoff to the Operating System. "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" At this point, pressing ENTER does not work.CTRL-ALT+DEL causes the screen to change shade for a moment, but effectively does nothing.Changing the UEFI settings to diagnostics results in black screen.Holding the power switch to force a poweroff, waiting a few moments, and then powering on results in a successful windows startup.  DevMGMT.msc does NOT see bluetooth and there is "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)" entry under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".  I have run all automatic updates via "Lenovo Vantage" and the manual TPM update.   I can boot into the firmware setup and have had it revert to factory defaults and reverted to factory defaults for all security settings.   I even tried the Win10 repair startup problems, but it says it cannot fix this.   

A:ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen2 does not Restart, requires hard power off. Stuck at Lenovo boot logo.

It looks to me like you have a faulty hardware issue or a serious driver issue. Try the Lenovo recovery to put the device back to the factory windows install. If that fails, I would think you have a hardware issue.

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Hi, I have Unbuntu OS installed on an external hard drive  and I want to boot my Yoga 900 from the external hard drive. It seems that it doesn't recognize my external hard drive. How to fix this?

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I bought my new laptop - Lenovo 320 Type 80XL - earlier this year in February. It's hardly been four months, but it seems the internal HDD's already showing signs of collapse. It started out as random freezes - stuttering when playing multimedia, sometimes short-lived but sometimes persistent, so much so that the whole system froze up and refused to take any inputs. I had to force a shutdown. It isn't limited to multimedia either - it'll freeze up and take no response when I'm working in my browser, for example. This isn't supposed to happen, because the laptop specs are pretty good, and on most of these occassions the total workload was very low e.g. a browser, Mail and a torrent client. I looked online, and found out about a tool called CrystalDiskInfo. The S.M.A.R.T data says that my hard disk's going boinkers - I've attached a screenshot. I looked online, and the only answer I've found so far is that I got a bad hard drive, and I should back up my data and be prepared to replace it at any moment. I believe the community can understand my disappointment at being handed a drive that goes bad in less than four months from the date of purchase. Moreover, I've received no answer from support so far. I emailed support two weeks ago - not even an acknowledgement. If the warranty expires, I'll have to face a rather hard loss, since I'm a college student and money's valuable when it comes by. At the same time, it's an annoyance to go talk straight to a store/se... Read more

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The latest BIOS (FBKTD5A) for the Lenovo ThinkCenter M83, which was released 28 Mar 2019, still does not have the ability to select a PCIE hard drive from the boot menu as a boot option. The Windows 10 installation media properly installs to the PCIE hard drive.  The PCIE hard drive should appear as a boot option in the BIOS. When is this going to be fixed in the BIOS? 

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HelloMY LENOVO T560 does not see any disk at startup or a bootable key. in the menu Boot menu nothing appears I did everything ... I would like to know if by updating the bios that is 1.08 to version 1.31 it could fix it. I would also like to specify that when the machine starts in diagnostics mode it shows me that it detects the hard drive but does not show that in the boot menu .... someone has an idea please help i am on it since one week

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Hey All,
I have a LENOVO G580 2689 Laptop. It has:

Intel Core i3 2.40GHz (i3-3110M)
DDR3 (4GB)
No hard drive
Windows 8 sticker.
I would like to install a 1TG Hard drive. Which hard drive is compatiable with this laptop? Also it has a Windows 8 sticker underneath the laptop but the Windows 8 serial key is not present. Where can I find the licence key for this machine? Are they stored in the BIOS/motherboard?
Thank you in advance! :-)

A:Which hard drive to install on a LENOVO G580 2689 Laptop?

Try this for the HDD: http://www.amazon.com/Laptop-Hard-Drive-Lenovo-G580/dp/B00M4OGZQI. As for the windows 8 serial key, I don't know. My lenovo Y410p doesn't have the serial key on it, but I had no problems installing windows 8.1.

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Hey everyone! So as the title states I am trying to trouble shoot a company laptop which had its hard drive crash last week. Lenovo sent me a replacement hard drive through my service ticket but after installation it just constantly goes to the boot order menu even after selecting the correct hard drive. Shouldn't this come with Windows 10 already installed? Straight from the factory it came with the OS. I tried booting from a windows 7 disc in case the operating system wasn't on the new hard drive but I get the same issue. It keeps going into a loop for the boot order. When I select something it just takes me back to the menu. Any help here is appreciated. Thank you!

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Hi,     after lenovo boot up screen on my yoga machine ( Yoga 700-11ISK Laptop (ideapad)), the laptop screen turns blank and stays like this.    It can however connect to an external screen through the micro hdmi connection.    I run the Lenovo diagonstics (online and offline) but it didn't find any problem.    Any clues? Thanks,Nicole.


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A:Yoga 700-11ISK Laptop (ideapad) black screen after lenovo boot screen

Solved by installing the latest intel display driver from the official website.

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I have a Lenovo Y-70 Touch laptop that isn't booting from the hard drive. It can detect the hard drive in BIOS but in the boot menu it's undetected.

Also I've tried changing from EUFI to Legacy but it doesn't help.


A:My laptop won't boot from hard drive

I meant UEFI not EUFI


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When I connecting the external hard drive, the mouse got slowly. I tried to update USB drivers but nothing helped.I am stuck and it hard to work with the mouse pad.Please help. Thanks,Hadi 

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I just had to chime in here.  I just spent the last 5 days fighting this with a Lenovo U530 Ultrabook Ideapad. I could not even get the machine to boot to a bootable Windows 10 USB stick or a bootable Windows PE USB that had some drive recovery software on it.  Although it would boot to the Lenovo Diagnostics that I downloaded from Lenovo on a USB stick and it would also boot to Tails (Linux distro) on a USB stick. I know the machine was crashing because when it would get stuck, I would try to push the Caps Lock on and off and the light didn't change.  During boot kept pushing the Caps Lock it would toggle then freeze after a few seconds. I took the hard drive out and put it in another Lenovo U530 I had at my disposal and it worked fine so I know that the hard drive was working.  The hard drive seemed to be in  some state of a patial update to Windows 10 so that probably caused the initial problem. I was trying to figure out how to flash the BIOS since I though maybe it had been corrupted somehow but wasn't figuring out how to get that done without being in Windows.  The BIOS flash from Lenovo seemed to be dependent on some .NET framework.  Anyway I ran across a video where a guy explained that he had a Lenovo that was acting similar so he opened it up and unplugged the battery and plugged it back in and it fixed it. I was skeptical but figured I hadn't anything to lose and voila it worked.... unbeivable... Here... Read more

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Computer was running fine but after last Win update it suddenly will not boot.  No message.  Just blank screen.
Hard drive is SSD and no malware detected when running EMSISOFT emergency scan utility.
Starting computer from Hiren's shows the C: drive with all the data.  Suspect a corrupt boot sector from whatever cause. 
Ran bootrec but nothing changed.  bootrec /scanos returned no recognized windows installations
bootred /rebuildbcd failed to find any windows installations so would not rebuild the bcd.
Trying to avoid a clean install, as progs will be lost.
So--am I officially screwed and do I need to do a reinstall?

A:Laptop (Win7) will not boot from hard drive (SSD)

Well, decided it wasn't worth the hassle. Backed up the personal data and did a factory recovery.  End of story.  Would be nice to know what happened, though.

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Laptop won't boot Tried Windows+B button-  no results Tried power then F2 and checked hard drive.   It said no hard drive installed.  Now what?

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I'm having the same problem but a little diff. I noticed that the support has said to replace the hdd and that is what I have done with a Windows 8.1 drive and I took a step further to test and see if my hdd is really not usable. I placed it in another comupter that was also running Windows 8.1. It worked but my origianl computer still doesn't, it still says "no harddrive detected". What the heck!!!

A:Re: My laptop does not boot, it cannot detect the hard drive

Hey @Malaak, welcome to the HP Forums!  I found something I think might help you with the boot error you are seeing. I understand the notebook cannot detect the hard drive and you have already tried putting the hard drive in a second computer and it was detected. Please complete all of the suggested solution presented in the following document and let me know the outcome of your efforts: HP Notebook PCs - Boot Device Not Found Error or Hard Drive Not Detected. If this helps you to resolve the issue, please be sure to mark your post as solved by clicking the Accept as Solution button below.  Thanks. 

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I have a company laptop running windows nt and I get the following boot error message: \WINNT\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

I was told that if I remove my hard drive from my home computer and use a hard drive enclosure that I could start my laptop from the hard drive enclosure, access that internal hard drive, and copy the fixed files from a repair file located on the internal hard drive. I cannot get the laptop to read the external hard drive enclosure. I went into the bios and set it to boot from an external usb but it doesn't work.

Any suggestions?


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My laptop crashed the other day and when I tried to boot up again the scrolling loading screen of xp wouldn't stop scrolling. So i tried a few things, last config, safe mode, booting from xp cd(works till it says starting windows, and doesn't get passed that), all wont work. So i borrowed my roommates laptop(who has vista) and swapped the hard drives, the original hard drive boots up just fine on his and his vista wont boot up on mine(hangs at scrolling loading screen).We both have this laptop http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?f...o=&prod_no=650Another thing i should probably mention is i upgraded my ram a few days ago, it has been working fine and i tried swapping back to my old ram and it didnt help anything.Im thinking it may be the bios? but im not sure exactly how to flash it or if thats what i need to do. The bios thing that shows up when i boot is AMI http://www.ami.com/support/bios.cfmA couple other things, i got an error message about something to do with the cmos(settings being wrong?), i think the 2 options were 1) enter setup 2) last known good config, and i went with 2I only saw this onceThanks, Nick

A:Laptop Wont Boot Xp Or Xp Cd Or Another Hard Drive.

Based on info supplied...I would suggest checking the CMOS settings (for time/date)...and possibly just replacing the CMOS battery.CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp Louis

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Basically having the same issue as http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic419425.html
I have followed the first steps and ran frst64.exe on the laptop and need help with creating a fixlist.txt

Thanks in advance for your help,

Here is the FRST.txt:

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Version: 15-03-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 16-03-2012 09:09:29
Running from G:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [305664 2009-01-22] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe [444416 2009-06-28] (IDT, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [165912 2009-06-29] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [385560 2009-06-29] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [365080 2009-06-29] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Wireless WLAN Card\WLTRAY.exe [4968960 2009-07-16] (Dell Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe [3180624 2009-07-02] (Dell Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [IAAnot... Read more

A:Win7 Laptop Won't Boot from Hard Drive

Hisorry for the waitplease do the following:HiPlease do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
SubSystems: [Windows] ==> ZeroAccess
2012-02-20 16:33 - 2009-07-13 17:14 - 0020480 ____A (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\svchost.exe
cmd: bootrec /FixMbr
cmd: bootrec /fixboot

endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.Now restart, please let me know if you can now boot normally

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Hi All

Just got a new dual core Dell XPS with vista x64 - once it's at the login screen and I log in, the had drive goes nuts for almost 10 minutes. Any ideas on what it' doing? I did take a peek at the resource monitor and it's processing all sorts of stuff like all the office documents I've worked on and civilization 4 files and a bunch of other stuff that has nothing to do with booting up.

Any ideas? TIA.

A:Hard Drive going nuts on New Laptop after boot

Hello Golf007,

Welcome to the forums.

This sounds like the Vista indexing service indexing the files on your HDD. This will take a while, but it should only do so when your not using your computer. More info here. Indexing Options


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My laptop does not boot, it cannot detect the hard drive

A:My laptop does not boot, it cannot detect the hard drive

OK have you tried a hard drive diagnostic in the BIOS (F10)? If the hard drive is not visible there I think we need to begin talking about a replacement. Providing us the model of the laptop is a good way to help us help you.

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I've been looking around and found a few people who are very displeased with the logo startup/boot logo (example1, example2), but no way to change it as of yet. Is it possible without too much hassle? I know it's not a big deal but the logo is simply terrible in so many ways. If nothing, then at least I'm raising awareness and maybe Lenovo will choose a better graphic designer for our collective startup screens. I mean, seriously? Is that the best you could come up with?

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A:Yoga 720 Lenovo boot logo. Is there a way to change it? (should be the same for every new Yoga).

I do not know of any way to easily change it without hackging the BIOS, nor would I waste time trying to do so since it is just the boot logo, and I am just happy to have it boot up.

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We're having a problem with my son's computer that we haven't been able to solve or find an online solution. He has a Toshiba Satellite L755 with a 500 GB hard drive. He was using it to play xBox live using the ethernet connection and after some time, he noticed the computer screen was blank with a movable cursor. He turned off the computer hoping that the problem would resolve itself when rebooted. He shut it down with the power button but when he powered it back on it went to the Windows Error Recovery screen. He launched Startup Repair but that resulted in a black screen with the mouse cursor. Starting Windows normally brought him back to the Windows Error Recovery Screen after sitting on the "Starting Windows" screen for a minute or so.

Using a Windows 7 install disk to attempt a repair install only brings up the same black screen with the mouse cursor. Booting from a Linux thumb drive gives "error mounting" message when trying to access the hard drive and says "a file system wasn't safely closed on Windows."

We've followed the "Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start" guide on this forum and nothing has worked to load or repair Windows until Step 9. Partition Wizard boots and shows the hard drive with 3 partitions. A screen image is attached. His main partition is full but we can see all of his files when we explore that partition. We were able to copy the two smaller partitions to an external hard dri... Read more

A:Toshiba laptop won't boot due to full hard drive.

I would run a chckdsk /f with an installation DVD. You can also pull off stuff from the full drive with a live Linux CD or use that.

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Hi, my teenage son's Toshiba Satellite Laptop L455-S5975 won't boot from hard drive. On powering up, displays Toshiba logo and allows F2 to SETUP or F12 to Boot Menu. Does not allow F8 to Safe Mode. Without action, screen then goes to black with cursor in upper left corner. Have tried the following:

1. Made Windows 7 repair sik from other computer. Will boot from repair disk. Repair routine does not find problems.
2. Tried to restore to previous good restore point - spends much time copying files (hard drive seems to be working) but still will not reboot.
3. Removed hard drive and used EZ-CONNECT to put on USB port on other computer. Can see and copy files on hard drive.
4. Ran virus scan on hard drive using MALWAREBYTES. Found some minor viruses and repaired.
5. Reinstalled hard drive, tried booting into HDD Recovery mode by powering on while pressing "0". Displayed "HDD RECOVERY MODE" at bottom left of screen but did not do anything.
6. Tried the "remove battery, disconnect AC power, press power button for 30 seconds" trick. No success.

So now what? The hard drive seems to be okay but it's certainly not booting from there. The motherboard seems to be okay since it boots from a repair disk. I don't know what to try next.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Toshiba Satellite Laptop Won't Boot from Hard Drive

Forgot one other thing I did - while I had the hard drive hooked up to another computer via EZ_CONNECT, I ran chkdsk /f and chkdsk /r on it. Both completed normally with no errors.

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Hello everyone, I'm having a strange, randomly occuring issue with my laptop.
Firstly, let me describe the boot order set in the BIOS:


Now, it was recently disassembled to bits, to give it a thorough cleaning and address minor issues like loose hinge and broken battery latch. After that, when I booted it up for the first few times - it worked just fine.

The problem appeared after I hibernated it for a few nights, each time I powered it back up, it wanted to resume windows (didn't show the usual text "press F2 to go into bios" etc.) but instead it entered Intel UNDI, PXE-2.1 build 002 and attempted to boot from the network, but failed (that's okay) with an error message "Check cable connection!" followed by "Exiting Intel PXE ROM." and it repeated the process again - stuck in a loop, spamming the screen with text.

I can press the power button, del, F2, F12 and nothing happens or it'll restart (same with CTRL+ALT+DEL) now, why does it do this? I have no idea. It does do the same thing on fresh boot. The CMOS battery is fine, it keeps time and settings. After restarting a few times in various ways (usually 8!) it will boot properly... I don't have any external devices plugged in except wireless mouse.

I would really love some help with this, it's very annoying and I simply don't know what to do

A:Laptop doesn't want to boot from the hard drive but network instead

If the hard drive is not detected the BIOS will just move on to the next item in the list. Your seeing the boot from lan on screen because its the last option and that's where it stops. Double check that your hard drive is securely mounted and any cables are firmly attached. It could also indicate that the drive may be failing. I'd double check all your internal connections first, as you've had it opened up.

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I have a HP Pavilion dv 1000 laptop that I had installed a new hard drive so then I can reinstall windows. But when I turn on the laptop it will not leave from the the very first screen where it says "HP invent", where you can choose to go into the bios, change boot sequence or boot from LAN. I would try to get into the bios and it will just stay on "please wait". I would choose change boot sequence and it will say and freeze:

Phoenix NoteBIOS 4.0 Release 6.1
Copyright 1985-2003 Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
All Rights Reserved

BIOS version F.21
Build Time: 12/22/05 16:34:39

CPU = Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz
1016M System RAM Passed
2048K Cache SRAM Passed
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed
ATAPI CD-ROM: TSSTsorpSD?DVD ts=532M0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Now the wierd part is when I remove the new hard drive and boot it without any hard drive it will pass the post screen and ask me to plug in the ethernet cable. Thank you in advance for any adivce.

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My internal hard disk has been crashed can I use external harddisk drive to boot the laptop or use it as all purpose as we do with internal hard drive?

A:External hard drive used as start up boot for laptop

Hey there Kashyapgm Welcome to the community!  Some OSs can boot from external drives and can even be fully installed on them but not all of them. What External drive do you have? What OS would you like to use?  the USB connection is somewhat unstable so you can't really install all OSs on USB drives. It may be possible on a eSATA drives but again, that depend on the specific OS that you have in mind.  I would simply recommend to replace your failed drive on the laptop and use a new internal one. If you need help with suggestions for new drives or troubleshooting your old drive feel free to ask.  Captain_WD.

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Hello, My Lenovo yoga 3 pro 1370 is barly 5 months old, this morning when i tried to switch it on. it is stuck at the lennovo screen.I treid accssing the BIOS screen but even if the press the button it still wont go past the lenovo logo screen.Please help  Thank you,Shyam Jampala

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      I am looking to fix a laptop that has barely been used since the purchase date. It is showing many indicators of a dying HDD and I would like to fix it sometime later this week.
      I do not care for any of the information on said laptop, as I am just looking to quickly fix it up so I can give it to my sister as an early birthday gift. With this given information, I do not mind having to put a new OS onto the laptop. This laptop did not come with recovery discs, so obtaining a new OS is something I would like some assistance with as well. Also, there is no more valid warranty on it either.
      This laptop is a few years old and has been showing this error since the purchase date:
Windows has detected a hard disk problem
Back up your files immediately to prevent information loss, and then contact the computer manufacturer to determine if you need to repair or replace your disk.
      The laptop runs rather sluggishly, so I have it powered off at the moment to prevent any critical errors or a disk failure.
      I will post back in a day or two with the laptop specs and such information.
      Thanks for any assistance, I really appreciate it.

A:ASUS Laptop has Hard Drive errors, post boot-up.

Did the computer come pre-installed with Windows 8? If the drive is failing I would purchase a new one and use the Windows 8 media creation tool to install the OS fresh. Windows 8 it will auto-activate once online as the key is embedded in firmware on any OEM with Windows 8 pre-installed. 
You can verify if the drive is bad by downloading UBCD. Burn the iso to disk and at the menu select HDD > Diagnosis. Use Seatools for DOS and run the short/long tests. You may need to disable SecureBoot in UEFI settings in order to boot UBCD. Legacy or CSM boot may need to be enabled also. If there is a Fastboot/Quickboot setting it should also be disabled.
If Seatools for DOS does not detect the drive then at the UBCD menu select Parted Magic. At the desktop click on Disk Health and run the short/long tests.
The model of the ASUS would be helpful
If the drive passes you can also do a factory reset within Windows as long as the factory reset partition is intact. 

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My computer won't boot. I took it to Geek Squad just this week and they said it's not a hardware problem and that it boots fine in safe mode. Now that I have it home it won't boot at all, which is what it was doing before I took it to them (I have no idea how they got it to boot). Sometimes when I power it on it immediately powers off. Most of the time the power stays on, but nothing happens (i.e., I can hear the fans turn on, or the drive spin for a couple seconds, but nothing happens on the monitor, which is on and works. I know this because I've connected the monitor to my laptop and it works fine). So I'm unable to do anything with the function keys. I've tried booting from the Windows 7 CD, a repair disk, and a bootable hardware diagnostic tools CD and nothing happens (i.e., the monitor remains black). So I can't even run a system restore. However, I took the hard drive (WD10EADS) out of the computer, and using a docking station connected it to my laptop. That worked fine and I was able to see all the files on the hard drive. Is it possible for me to fix the hard drive while it's docked to my laptop? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

A:Computer won't boot, but hard drive works when docked to laptop

I'd like to know what's wrong with the computer and how to make it boot again. Of course I'd rather not erase everything on the hard drive (I know that, if need be, I can use the docking station, my laptop, and a new hard drive to back everything up). Thanks!

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My laptop is in pieces, so I figured I might as well utilize it's hard drive because my PC's hard drive is a SATA that holds 80 GB and my laptop's is a SATA that holds 500 GB. I tried to use it (the SATA 80GB had a fan required for the PC, so I left the fan connected while I had the cables for the hard drive connected to the SATA 500GB.) And it went into an infinite boot loop. The only way it would work is when I reconnected the cables back to the SATA 80GB. Is there something else that I am supposed to be doing to make this work, or is it just not going to work?

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