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Booting from CD/DVD on Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

Q: Booting from CD/DVD on Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

I've recently been trying to boot from a CD/DVD to install windows 8.1, but when i hit the novo button and go to the boot menu i only see the hard drive and a windows manger thing but i dont see the booting from CD/DVD option. Thanks in advanced.













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A: Booting from CD/DVD on Lenovo IdeaPad Z500

almoullim wrote:I've recently been trying to boot from a CD/DVD to install windows 8.1, but when i hit the novo button and go to the boot menu i only see the hard drive and a windows manger thing but i dont see the booting from CD/DVD option. Thanks in advanced.Go to bios and set Boot Mode = Legacy support. Then Save and Exit. See picture below.

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Hi AllThis is my 1st post so please bare with me (excuse grammar using a non english keyboard)I upraded from WIN 8 to 8.1 and then WIN 10. A windows update caused brightness problem on my laptop that I cannot correct. I have tried to contact Lenovo direct but I cant get past the laptop seriel nbr input which I take straight from the back of the laptop but it is not recognized I need a new copy of WIN 8 and wanted to know if Lenovo would provide that I have pulled my product key from the computer and I just need WIN 8.Any info geatly appreciatedJohn

A:Lenovo Z500 ideapad

Product key is stored in BIOS, so there is no need to use any app to read it.Download a tool to create bootable media from Microsoft website and install Windows 8.1 using it:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8 Moreover at first, you may try to restore your Windows 10 to factory state (do a backup of all important data first). Go to Settings -> Recovery -> Reset this PC and select Remove everything. 

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Brightness problem with Z500. I have run all Lenovo system checks, updated Intel and Gforce drivers, appears to be all ok. But the screen on the laptop has gone dim.Isouspect that this could be a power saving issue, any ideas please?










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A:Lenovo Z500 ideapad

Brightness problem solved, due to information below.

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Hi,I own a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 laptop, which is out of warranty...And, its mothrboard is damaged adn not working...I've tried to get assistance from lenovo service center located in HYDERABAD, they are not helping me..I asked them to place an order for motherbard for this specific model.No reply from them... tried 2 more times but, there is no response from them..
These are my device details ..
 
Lenovo Ideapad Z500 (59-380463) 
Processor: 3rd gen Intel core i5 - 3230M (2.6 GHz)RAM: 6GB DDR3GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 740M - 2GBHDD: 1 TBDisplay: 15.6" screen (1366 x 768)DVD RW DriveOS: Windows 8 64-bit
Serial No: ************
 
Can anyone help me to get the motherboard model number ?If u can point me to the link to buy the product(Motherboard), that would be really helpful....
Thank you..
 
 
Mod's Edit: Serial number removed for owner's protection













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Try Ebay.

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Which hdd/ssd - dvd drive adapter will fit to Lenovo ideapad z500 ?And which 250 gb ssd drives will fit to it ?Thanks in advance

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My ideapad will not update and now has approx. 164 to do. it looks like it is installing but then on the restart it reverts back to previous settings.

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I recently tried to turn on my z500 after dropping it on the charging port whilst it was charging. However, after trying to turn it on it wouldnt start. I have tried the hard reset of pressing the button every 1 second 10 times and then holding the power button for 30 seconds.I have also replaced the charging cable inside the laptop and also used a spare charger.  Disconnecting the battery does not resolve the issue eitherWhen plugging in the charger, the battery light does not light up as well.Is there any solution to this? Thanks!

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Hello, I've had my ideapad z500 for exactly 4 years last month, 4 years in which it worked perfectly (except for the brightness problem that seems to plague this model and had me recover the whole system evry time I accidentally lowered brightness) It still works perfectly, but 3 days ago it suddenly started whirring and vibrating. The vibration seems even throughout the laptop, but the sound seems to come form the left side (again, I can't really tell).First time it happened, I freaked out and force-shut it down (holding the power button). This made the whirring stop, but when I started it again, it resumed. Again, i stopped the machine and I started trying to unscrew everything I found (I mean, it's been 4 years, so I assume I had no warranty anyway), but I couldn't really open anything, so i put back the 9 screws. I mention this because, apparently, me turning it on all sides must've done something to it, because after starting the laptop again, there was no sound. The next days it worked just fine.Today, however, it started again. I didn't close it immediately and I continued using it some 3 minutes (and except for the sound and vibration, everything was working perfectly), hoping that it will go away, but it didn't and I turned off the laptop. Other details that might be important:-while I normally use the laptop for cpu-intensive tasks, this occured in a week when I distinctively didn't do anything other than text editing and web browsing. The c... Read more

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Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.  

A:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Touch - very slow and about Wi...

rushyendar wrote:Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.   What operating system is it currently using? How long have you had the laptop? Do you have an antivirus software installed? Is it HDD or SSD?

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HelloI recently upgraded my windows from version 8.1 to 10And I think it's not bad, but a bit later than 8.1 booting, it's getting much faster in Windows before.But now it's a little slowIt's not a problem in running programs, but I feel this laptop is not built for Windows 10. Will there be a problem?I feel a little pressure on the laptop hardware.Is it better to go back to the previous version?It's also important to add that all drivers are safe and fully installed without problems (even the brightness problem does not exist for me)

A:Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Win10 Performance

It's hard to tell, without knowing your laptop's specs. Could you share you CPU model, how much RAM do you have and what SSD/HDD model you use?

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Hi, I am looking for a screen display compatible with my Lenovo Z500 ideapad (Screen size: 15.6" and resolution 1366 x 768 pixels).  What is the size and the position of the connector that I should choose? Is a connector Bottom right 40 pins 2,5cm the good choice?

A:screen display for LENOVO IdeaPad Z500

Hi, I am looking for a screen display compatible with my Lenovo Z500 ideapad (Screen size: 15.6" and resolution 1366 x 768 pixels).  What is the size and the position of the connector that I should choose? Is a connector Bottom right 40 pins 2,5cm the good choice?

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Hello all, I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 taking long time to boot (almost 30 min) The computer is stuck with black screen during 30 min, before the lenovo logo appears and then it boots fine. Before logo, just a black screen and power looks good. The problem, the fans don't work and the computer gets very warm. Sometimes, because the high-temperatures, it automatically switches down, because temperatures, before seeing the lenovo logo. With lenovo diagnosis software I have checked all the hardware, and the tools says all hardware is ok. My os is Windows 10. Could you please, somebody help me to solve this problem? I'm afraid the heat of the start could harm my computer. Why this boot is taking so long before logo? Thank you in advance, ip

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Hi, My laptop is Lenovo Ideapad Z500 touch. Do any of you know the process to get Windows 7 installed on this machine?Also, My laptop is very slow. It takes atlease 5 to 10 minutes to respond when I login. Please help me to speed up the same. I have disabled most startup applicatons. But still its very slow.  

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Hi, I am looking for a screen display compatible with my Lenovo Z500 ideapad (Screen size: 15.6" and resolution 1366 x 768 pixels).

A:screen display for LENOVO IdeaPad Z500

Hi, I am looking for a screen display compatible with my Lenovo Z500 ideapad (Screen size: 15.6" and resolution 1366 x 768 pixels).

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Hello  I'm new here so if i'm not posting this in the right place please correct me  Anyway , im here because i recently bought a new lenovo ideapad notebook Z500 , and just out of curiosity i want to know if the charger i got with it is the original one made for this computer , i mean is there a place where i can check with the serial number , id ... of both laptop and charger  Thanks for your time

A:Lenovo ideapad z500 charger authenticity

Hi Griwwi,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I understand your concern, but these are internal information and not available online for confirmation. Hence, I would suggest you to contact our Technical Support for further Assistance to get the regarding the concern.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar



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I am trying to repair my laptop with a windows 10 boot disk but it is coming up with an error message. Do I have to use a Windows 8 one even though I updates to Windows 10?

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I am trying to repair my laptop with a windows 10 boot disk but it is coming up with an error message. Do I have to use a Windows 8 one even though I updates to Windows 10?

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Hi to all,i installed a new HD ssd samsung evo 256 gb, all works goo and now i have a perfect pc but ther is a unpleasant problem. Num lock and Shift key leds word fine, but if i press "Fn+spacebar" the light of keyboard don't work. the light does not come on. how to fix this trouble?

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Hi all thanks for taking the time to read my post I own a basic lenovo ideapad z500, the 4gb ram version with i5 Processor.I was interested in upgrading the RAM in the laptop, using CRUCIAL Memories diagnostic tool, I wanted to order another 4gb of RAM to help speed the laptop up. What screwdriver do I need to open up the laptop? What is its name or is it a generic one for all of the screws to get to the RAM BAYS? I am unsure as to what one i need. Thanks so much.

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Hello, I have these 2 problems. My keyboard desn't work anymore. At the begin, the problem involved some numbers and few characters. Then I've tried to follow the instructions Here in the second message. And now all my keyboard doesn't work. What can I do or install to solve this problem?     the second one is brightness related. If I reduce the brightess, then I can't change it anymore and I have to keep it the way it is.  I run a window 8.1  Thank you   

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Hi! Firstly sorry for my bad English. Yesterday i was playing the game with my friends. When we are playing we press  a lot of keys.(There can be different combinations or we may have damaged.)-I reviewed the previous subject but they are not working for me.-I tried FN+SPACEBAR combination but this is not working.-I tried Lenovo Energy Manager it is not working.-Caps Lock and Num Lock's light is working.   

A:Lenovo ideapad Z500 Touch backlit problem

Hi utkutrk , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
You can try testing individual key specially FN and spacebar if it is working.
 
Turn off the machine and disconnect the ac charger and battery if you have the tools.
Press down the power button for 12 seconds to drain flea power.
Place back the battery and connect the ac charger.
Restart to check if backit keyboard works ( test further with FN + spacebar pressing 2-4 times).
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hi! Firstly sorry for my bad English. Yesterday i was playing the game with my friends. When we are playing we press  a lot of keys.(There can be different combinations or we may have damaged.)-I reviewed the previous subject but they are not working for me.-I tried FN+SPACEBAR combination but this is not working.-I tried Lenovo Energy Manager it is not working.-Caps Lock and Num Lock's light is working.   

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Helloto the point: i want to underclock the speed of memory from 1333 to 800. But to do that, i need to go into BIOS Advanced option (chipset) and here is the problem. There is no advanced option in my BIOS version 3.7 in my Z500 ideapad. Is there any chance of getting there ? Or this option is locked ? 

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Hi Expert,I have a Lenovo IdeaPad laptop Z500 which is getting BSOD and the error is Driver Verifier Detected Violation, so I need to boot in safe mode to troubleshoot but I am unable to boot to safe mode. Having tried f8, fn+f8, shift+restart and f4 all not working even with external keyboard. Windows 8.1 here, there is a one key recovery but it will remove all but data, the laptop don?t come with CD or USB. Appericate if anyone can assist me on.Thanks

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Lenovo z500. Windows 10. When I turn on screen is black. Nothing showing. No cursor or flickering. Can hear computer Tring to boot and keyboard lights come on. Have tried pressing all function keys to no avail. I'm away for a conference and have no tools to open up and remove battery. This happened yesterday but then when I randomly moved screen it came on, but problem reoccurring when I tried to boot up again. No amount of screen moving helping this time.  Has never happened before.  I had to put it through air port scanners yesterday during travel. Has never affected laptop before but I did read somewhere about a magnetic field perhaps affecting it but not sure what that means. Any help greatly appreciated as without it my presentation at this conference is screwed! Thanks! Tim

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Hi Guys,

I am a member of the sevenforums and currently have a win8 laptop so thought I'd sign up here (seems to be the same people behind both forums).

I'm having a little trouble and would really appreciate some feedback.

My Lenovo ideapad z500 had 2 keys (K and I) that stopped working (they worked on the touchscreen) and then after that the delete, 8, and arrow keys topped working. Not sure why.

Before I get the keyboard replaced I'm wondering if it could be something else? There's no water damage and I haven't dropped it so I'm confused. I was told it has to be water damage but maybe 1 drop from the condensation on a glass of water is all I can think that may have affected it.

Would be great for some input on this issue.

Thanks!

A:Laptop Keys Stopped working - Lenovo Ideapad Z500 Win8

I was told it has to be water damage



Not true. In fact, water in the keyboard normally does not cause permanent damage. That is, once the water dries, all works again - most of the time. But that does depend on many variables - type of keyboard membrane, how much water, if just water (no sugars or cream, for example), and how much dust, dirt, oily hair/dander, cigarette smoke, cookie crumbs, etc. are under the keys when the water was spilled. The greater damage generally comes when the water works it way through the keyboard and into the computer's electronics.

I would try a regular PC keyboard first to see what happens. If all the keys work properly with a standard USB keyboard, then you can be pretty certain it is the notebook keyboard at fault, and not something more serious.

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Hi everyone! I own the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 laptop for 2-3 years and I have several troubles with WiFi since the time I have upgraded to Windows 10 months ago, but it has became quite urgent since the new year. After re/starting laptop or start from the sleep mode, I got disconnected. First half hour I have to deal with highly volatile and unstable connection trying to switch some settings with devmgmt.msc Well, what happens:WiFi turning on/off randomly, the same with WiFi driver (WiFi icon is replaced with PC plugin with red cross)The WiFi turning on/off button randomly disables or dissapears at allIf WiFi is turned on, no networks are foundIf I finally connect to a network, the connection becomes limited or disables in a momentThe WiFi panel has unpredictable behaviour, such as changing height to 100px approximately and I have to scroll, or starts connecting to a network even it's not checked to connect automaticallyWhenever the connection is lost or limited, the Google Chrome freezes and stops responding (its default behaviour?)What I have tried?As I have mentioned above, the playing with devmgmt.msc gives me usually a solution in lots of minutes, I have found on this website the advices about switching the 802.11n Channel from 20MHz to Automatically and vice versa. Sometimes works temporarily, sometimes for the rest of the day (or until I shut the laptop down, the following day my struggles go on..)Turning the WiFi off and on, but I am afraid ... Read more

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z500, Windows 10 Wifi driver and connection problems

Hi Nichar,Please download  the driver of the wifi and bluetooth  card from Intel.com.  Then download the windows update troubleshooter here. Use the the troubleshooter to hide any update for the wifi and bluetooth card. Hope this helps.Cheers,





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Hi everyone! I own the Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 laptop for 2-3 years and I have several troubles with WiFi since the time I have upgraded to Windows 10 months ago, but it has became quite urgent since the new year. After re/starting laptop or start from the sleep mode, I got disconnected. First half hour I have to deal with highly volatile and unstable connection trying to switch some settings with devmgmt.msc Well, what happens:WiFi turning on/off randomly, the same with WiFi driver (WiFi icon is replaced with PC plugin with red cross)The WiFi turning on/off button randomly disables or dissapears at allIf WiFi is turned on, no networks are foundIf I finally connect to a network, the connection becomes limited or disables in a momentThe WiFi panel has unpredictable behaviour, such as changing height to 100px approximately and I have to scroll, or starts connecting to a network even it's not checked to connect automaticallyWhenever the connection is lost or limited, the Google Chrome freezes and stops responding (its default behaviour?)What I have tried?As I have mentioned above, the playing with devmgmt.msc gives me usually a solution in lots of minutes, I have found on this website the advices about switching the 802.11n Channel from 20MHz to Automatically and vice versa. Sometimes works temporarily, sometimes for the rest of the day (or until I shut the laptop down, the following day my struggles go on..)Turning the WiFi off and on, but I am afraid ... Read more

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Good day everyone.I encountered a problem with my laptop yesterday. When I restarted my laptop, it showed me this:   Running startup repair always says "Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC". I have no idea what to do with this. My important files are in here, so it would be great if anyone could help me. 

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I don't know which OS in on this unit, if it's 8 or 10 but when I power on the only screen I am seeing is the Boot Menu screen with 2 options showing exactly as below:
 
1; Windows Boot Manager
2. eMMC Card0: Sandisk iNAND 64gb
 
Any option I choose between those two then ENTER brings it back to that same screen, pressing ESC does the same thing. I tried F111 and F12 at power on to see if there is a recovery or reset option but only that boot screen shows up, help please?

A:Lenovo ideapad 100s-141BR not booting

It's ok, the HDD is shot

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Hello,

Im new here. So yesterday instead shutting down my laptop what I did is sleep mode it. When I got home I tried turning on it but it didn't so I plugged my charger but my laptop didn't light up (showing that the charger is plugged in the laptop). Please help?

Thanks in advance

A:Lenovo ideapad z410 w8.1 not booting up after sleep

this is happening to me too.
Currently I disable bluetooth device,then renable it and it works till next time computer sleeps.
Last update did something to bluetooth.

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Halo. My Ideapad just freeze a few hours ago so I decide to force shutdown by holding the power button. Once it shuted down i tried to turn in back on, but I just got stuck at LENOVO Logo. That white circle rotating in the middle below Lenovo Logo also didn't show up even after I waited for 30mins. So I browse the internet looking for the solution. I found about the NOVO button. I tried turn it on with it. After waited like 2 mins there's blue window showing 4 options. Normal StartupBIOS SetupBoot MenuSystem RecoveryI tried all of it, and it resulting BlackScreen. Is there a way to fix this problem. Hope it's not because some kind of hardware failure.

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Good morning everybody,

I have bought my laptop 1 year ago and everything was going ok, i installed many programs (Adobe illustrator) and games (PES2011) and many others and i faced no problems.
One day, my cousin used the laptop to watch a new movie but he forgot to charge the battery during that time until the laptop shuts down alone due to empty battery.
On the next day, i tried to power on my laptop it starts normally until it reached the Windows 7 logo it automatically shuts down. I tried again for several times with the same result then a blue screen with white writings on it was displayed on the screen (harddisk failure).
I bought a new Toshiba 500GB HDD and burned a new Windows 7 Ultimate x64 DVD to install a fresh new copy of it but i have faced the following:
1- when I power on the laptop it works normally.
2- I press F12 to choose the device to boot from (Boot from DVD)
3- It starts normally and a windows 7 screen appears with a loading bar. It is filled quickly in the first time then a new screen appears with a loading bar starts to fill but after around 75% of the loading bar is filled the laptop shuts down.
I tried to restart it for several times with the same result.

I make the following points to try to restart the laptop but always with the same result:
1- Remove the new HDD and then insert it
2- Remove the Rams and then insert them
3- Remove the battery and then insert it.

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A:Booting problem with my Lenovo Ideapad Y560

Hello Hasan and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please forgive me but I'm a little confused. You say:






Quote:
I bought a new Toshiba 500GB HDD and burned a new Windows 7 Ultimate x64 DVD to install a fresh new copy of it but i have faced the following:
1- when I power on the laptop it works normally.
2- I press F12 to choose the device to boot from (Boot from DVD)
3- It starts normally and a windows 7 screen appears with a loading bar. It is filled quickly in the first time then a new screen appears with a loading bar starts to fill but after around 75% of the loading bar is filled the laptop shuts down.
I tried to restart it for several times with the same result.


- Are you replacing the original laptop hard drive with the new Toshiba or is the Toshiba an external USB hard drive?
- Are you trying to clean install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 to the original laptop hard drive or to the new Toshiba?
- Where did you get the ISO file for Windows 7 Ultimate?

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I want to install Linux on my laptop which is on a bootable DVDHow can I enable booting from DVD and start to install linux?  

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So I've had my Lenovo laptop for about a year now, I believe the warranty on it is expired now. I don't want to spend money on what I think is a simple repair. When I was trying to clear my storage I fell asleep and my laptop died, it didn't get to properly clear the storage and shut down. Now whenever I try to load up my laptop, this message appears  (If you can't read the picture; The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart installation.) When I click OK, it loads and then the same message appears again. It's an endless loop. I looked up different videos telling me to fix this, I should disassemble the laptop, take out the battery, and hold the power button down for about 30 seconds. I wouldn't mind trying this approach, but I can't find a disassembly video specifically for my laptop and I don't want to damage even further or beyond repair. If that's what I need to do, then getting help here with it would be great. Then I tried opening the boot menu, I did this by pressing FN and F12 when turning on the computer. I wanted to try and run a diagnostics test to try and see what was wrong, but it only gave me these options and couldn't figure out how. I pressed enter on both of these options to see if it would fix this issue, nothing happened as far as I could tell.  I moved on from that to the InsydeH20 Setup Ut... Read more

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I just got my Lenovo ideapad z510 from the repair shop and it came back with literally all programs gone - energy manager and co. But my data was still intact. I downloaded a bunch of drivers and programs from the Lenovo support site and began installing. System restarted normally, and next thing, the one key recovery screen came up. I didn't initiate any recovery. I have a lot - and I mean A LOT - of important data on my laptop. Why the hell would I want to wipe them off? I need to start windows normally without this recovery thingy. Please, please, I need help skipping this thing.

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I am not able to update my VGA driver with any other than ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730. However when I boot having this driver keeps my screen blank till I have to reboot it in Safe Mode and choose Standard VGA driver.
I have attached my MiniDump folder with this thread.

What shall I do?

Note: I have downloaded latest drivers from Lenovo site. Used ATI Catalyst, AMD updates etc. but nothing resolved my issue.

A:Lenovo Ideapad Y560 shows blank screen after booting

I have the same issue - can anyone shed light on this?

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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

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Hi, My lenovo IdeaPad Y510p laptop is showing the light on the power button but does not get started. I even tried removing the battery and running the laptop only on power cord but still the problem persists. It seems that the laptop is not getting booted at all but will keep on showing the light on the power button of the laptop. Pleaes let me know what is supposed to be done.It has been just two months since I bought this laptop and it was working fine earlier. Thanks for your quick reply.  

A:Lenovo Ideapad Y510p laptop not booting but showing light on power button

Hi Harsh,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that your Y510p Laptop is not turning ON. I suggest you to perform the Flee-Power, below are the steps to perform the same:
 

Remove the battery and any other peripheral device connected to the computer.
Hold the power button for 10-15 seconds and then connect only the AC Adapter and try to turn ON the computer.

If the issue persists even after performing Flee-Power, I would suggest you to contact our Technical Support for further Assistance to get the details of the nearest Authorized Service Center to get the issue analyzed.
 
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
 
Do post us back for further queries.
 
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Hi.I bought the Lenovo Ideapad Z500 and I'm trying to boot from a USB drive in order to install Windows on it.When I start the boot menu I only see the hard-drive, the DVD and the network.I tried to set both UEFI mode and Legacy mode in BIOS but the USB stick does not appear in the menu when I boot.I put the image of windows with Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool which formats the stick in NTFS mode.I have the latest BIOS v1.21 and I tried with 2 different USB sticks: one 16GB USB 2.0 Corsair and with a 32GB USB 3.0 ADATA both on USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports on the notebook.I really haven't seen anything like this in my entire career. I even downloaded the file efi\boot\BOOTX64.efi and replaced the one that Windows come with on the specified folder on the USB stick ....Why is so difficult to choose the USB boot drive on the newer notebooks?Does someone have a clue how can I boot from USB?Thanks in advance!  Bupitz













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A:USB boot for Ideapad Z500

Hi,
 
I don't think I can be of much help, but a couple of things to try:  if your USB flash drive is formatted NTFS, it will only boot in legacy mode if it is bootable at all.  One thing you might try is to set the partition active if it isn't already.
 
If you want to boot in UEFI mode, format the flash drive with a single FAT32 partition.  Copy the contents of your install DVD to the flash drive.  If you're using an ISO copy the contents of the iso using a tool like 7zip.  UEFI bootabiliyt doesn't require using a special tool to prep the drive.  Just format it and copy the install medium to it.
 
Win7 requires CSM support in bios to boot successfully in UEFI mode.  That may always be enabled in UEFI mode or it may be a separate option in BIOS.
 
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