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Q: Lenovo G505 unable to boot

Hi there, My Lenovo G505 is not booting anymore. I had wanted to scan my laptop with Kaspersky Rescue CD, and therefore, I wanted the laptop to boot from the CD. So, I searched for how to boot the laptop from CD, and I followed the solution provided in this thread by Solid_Cruver: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Lenovo-Z500-BIOS-legacy-support/m-p/1124815/hig... As written in that post, I first booted to BIOS Setup, then under Exit, I changed the "OS Optimized Defaults" to "Other OS". I then hit F9 to load defaults. Then, under BIOS, I changed to Legacy boot and Legacy first... both options that are shown one below the other. After that I saved the BIOS setup and exited. After that when the laptop boots, it just keeps showing Lenovo on the screen, and under that the dotted circle keeps on spinning, and nothing else happens. After waiting for a while, I turned power off by pressing the power off button for a while. Then, I pressed the Nova button, but no display comes up, but the light for power remains on. Again, nothing happened there too. Just a black screen, even no blinking cursor, or any kind of display. After waiting a while, I pressed the power button, and laptop powered off. How do I get to the Nova screen, or get the computer to boot? Or, how to just set the BIOS setup again to what it was before? This isn't my laptop, but of my friend, and I don't want it to go bad :/. Please help.

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A: Lenovo G505 unable to boot

OK, I tried again after power off on the Lenovo screen. I then pressed the Nova screen, and this time, the display was there (phew), and I got the options for the Nova screen. I went into BIOS, and I changed the options for "OS Optimized Defaults" to "Win8 64-bit", and in BIOS, changed to UEFI. I saved the settings, and exited. But still, the computer is not able to boot. It again shows the screen with Lenovo written and the dotted circle keeps spinning. What else do I have to do to get the laptop to boot normally from the OS? Under the BIOS settings, I noted that Secure Boot was Enabled, but the Secure Boot Status was Disabled. The laptop isnt booting because of this setting? How do I get the Secure Boot Status to Enabled, and how do I get the computer to boot normally from the OS on the HDD?

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My Lenovo G505 laptop running Windows 8.1 gave me error messages that say:"EFI Network 0 for IPV6 boot failed.""EFI Network 0 for IPV4 boot failed.""Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed. Inset Recovery Media and Hit any key. Then Select 'Boot manager' to choose a new Boot Device or to Boot Recovery Media"Then it goes to the boot option menu and gives me a list of the two boot options:"EFI Network 0 for IPV4""EFI Network 0 for IPV6"with no option to select the HDD despite BIOS being able to detect it.I changed the boot mode to Legacy Support from UEFI, and this time on the boot option menu I got a choice to boot from the HDD or the ODD. When I chose to boot from the HDD I got another message saying "Check cable connection!" PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM."I tried to boot Ubuntu from a flash drive and from a CD, but I still got the same result as when I tried booting from the HDD.I think the problem is that my Laptop won't boot in legacy support, but when I use UEFI I only have the option of booting from the network. I have no idea how I could fix this, so any suggestions are appreciated.

A:Lenovo G505 Will not boot in UEFI or Legacy Suppor...

hi MattQE,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Just to verify, is the unit originally Windows 8 and this problem occured after you upgraded to Windows 8.1? Any changes that you made to the machine before the problem occured?
 
From the looks of it, this seems like a hardware failure but can you try the following:
1. Boot into the BIOS and set the following options (if applicable):
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS / Disabled
 
2. When done, press Fn+F10 to save and exti and observe.
 
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
Regards

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My W10 64bit Dell desktop installed KB3194798 on 10/12/2016 using Windows Update (WU) so now it is 1607 1493.321.
Today I tried WU to update my Lenovo G505 W10 laptop and I think it might have been KB3194798 that has killed my laptop, but I cannot even get the laptop to go past the black screen to the Lenovo display when trying to boot.
Here's the history...
Today I pushed the power button to turn it on and found that my wife had left it on and over the many hours it had gone into (I assume) a powersaving mode that made me think it needed to boot.
The screen showed that WU was up and some KB was at 94%. I left it alone and a few minutes later it told me the install was ready to go. So I clicked to let it WU do the install. The install failed saying some files were missing but it let me click on "retry".
I think it failed a 2nd time. The 3rd time it appeared to be installing OK, and I went to work for a few hours. On my return it showed that the laptop required a restart to complete the WU installs - that's pretty normal after letting WU do an install of a "cumulative", I think. So I clicked to restart and walked away. When I returned hours later, the laptop was still displaying the Lenovo boot-time logo and the spinner was spinning. I powered down the laptop by holding down the power button. Now the laptop will not even display the Lenovo boot-time logo. The little power LED is lit. The laptop is on wall power - not battery, btw.
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Hello everyone, Since about five days ago, everytime I turn on my laptop, it starts normally. It goes into the black-background lenovo startup with a white loading symbol. Then, after maybe 5 rotations of the dots in the loading symbol, it freezes. It does not progress into starting up. At this point, I usually turn off my laptop by holding the power button. If I don't turn it off myself, it turns off automatically a few minutes later.  Every 2 or 3 times I turn on my computer, instead of the loading symbol, it turns into a "Preparing Automatic Repair" mode. I have seen the loading symbol for this mode but then it disappears and nothing happens and it turns off automatically after ten minutes or so. I've seen the same solution that help others with the same problem which is to take out the DVD from the laptop. I did this and my problem has not changed.  edit: g500 to g505

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Hello everyone, Since about five days ago, everytime I turn on my laptop, it starts normally. It goes into the black-background lenovo startup with a white loading symbol. Then, after maybe 5 rotations of the dots in the loading symbol, it freezes. It does not progress into starting up. At this point, I usually turn off my laptop by holding the power button. If I don't turn it off myself, it turns off automatically a few minutes later.  Every 2 or 3 times I turn on my computer, instead of the loading symbol, it turns into a "Preparing Automatic Repair" mode. I have seen the loading symbol for this mode but then it disappears and nothing happens and it turns off automatically after ten minutes or so. I've seen the same solution that help others with the same problem which is to take out the DVD from the laptop. I did this and my problem has not changed.  edit: g500 to g505

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Hi,I have a g505 with 4G RAM and I wanted to upgrade to 12.I bought a 8 G crucial RAM , one that was recommended by the crucial website after doing a scaner of my computer. When I put it in the second slot the computer just don't start, goes black. http://eu.crucial.com/ProductDisplay?displayCompatibleLogo=1&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10152&pro... Crucial 8GB DDR3L-1866 SODIMM Upgrade for: Lenovo Lenovo G505Crucial part number: CT4548924Brand: CrucialTotal Capacity: 8GBWarranty: Limited LifetimeSpecs: DDR3 PC3-14900 ? CL=13 ? Unbuffered ? NON-ECC ? DDR3-1866 ? 1.35V ? 1024Meg x 64 ?Series: CrucialForm Factor: SODIMM  Here is the ram that works, the original.  What I do wrong?What can I do? Thanks.


























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I am currently using Lenovo G505 with USB 3.0 problem with Win 10. It seems that (usb xhci compliant host controller) this device cannot start and it says code 10 I have rebooted the computer as well

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i bought this Lenovo G505 about a year and a half ago and for the most part i love it, it does everything i need it to do within reason. but i have had one nagging problem with it the whole time and up until today i blamed it on different size sticks and memory speeds, but today I bought brand new corsair select DDR3L 1600mhz memory 2x8gb (16gb). sadly the problem still exists.it seems that no matter what stick of ram is in the second slot, that while the bios recognizes the total, and windows claims to recognize the total, the second stick is not USABLE memory. please view the photo to see exactly what i am referring to. I have tried a multitude of different operating systems (win 7,8,8.1,10, countless linux distros) all give me the same problem. I would REALLY like to know how to fix this problem as currently having 16gb of memory and only 7.45 usable is heartbreaking...


























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A:Lenovo G505 RAM Confusion

Hi  3razar3,Can you check if windows is using the half of the memory as hardware reserve? To check this open up Resource Monitor from Taskmanager. If you see that your missing memory is being reserved  for hardware do the following steps. Open msconfig - > click on Boot - > Advanced options - > untick maximum memory, restart the system. Hope this helps. Cheers,





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Can I upgrade CPU in my Lenovo g505 (AMD E1-2100)? If so, what model? And so besides. Can I upgrade RAM by adding one more 4GB ram module?

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I am becoming increasingly frustrated with my Lenovo G505. It has failed to connect to wireless since I purchased it. When in warranty it was sent away on a couple of occasions for 'repair'. However it continues to show connected, but then drops to limited every minute or so. Its been locked away for the last few months due the above frustrations, but wanting to work from home I thought I'd give it one more try. I have browsed a number of topics,but have not had much success. Is anyone able to point me in the direction of a possible known fix? Hoping Lenovo can restore my faith. 

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Hello I can not find my Lenovo G505 Virtualization Please Help How to Open the Lenovo G505 virtualization ?

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From the official site downloaded the updates for the BIOS version 2.04, and was 3.00, now downloaded version 3.00 when you install fixed it secure flash invalid firmware image error what to do ?

A:Lenovo G505 Bios update

Hi Tony,         
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing.
 
You can go to the bios and disable secure boot. Save and exit. Try to install the update again.
 
Hope this helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi Kumar
 
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                Hi, I have G505 59379534 with 8.1 64 bit OS. It is out of warranty. Till a few months, DVD drive was working allright. But now, even after inserting DVD or CD, I am getting insert a disk message. No CD or DVD is getting detected. Also sometimes during start up, some sort of crackling sound is observed to be originating from DVD slot. Help in this regard is requested.

A:Lenovo G505 DVD drive not working

Hi Arm-1969,  
           
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue the DVD not working in your Lenovo G505 laptop.
 
Check with bootable DVD, does the DVD is detected in BIOS?
 
To resolve this issue, remove the affected filter drivers.
 
To do this, click on Start,  type regedit in the search box, then click on regedit in the Programs list.
 
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, key in your password or click continue.
 
Locate, and then click the following registry subkey: hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\control\class\{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
 
Note that there could be several instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in the above step so make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the upperfilters and the lowerfilters values.
 
To verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the default data value is
DVD/ CD-Rom and the class data value is CDrom.
In the right panel, right-click upperfilters , and then click delete . Click yes to confirm the removal of the upperfilters registry entry. In the right panel, right-click lowerfilters , and then click delete . Click Yes to confirm the removal of the lowerfilters registry entry... Read more

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 I suffer from 1 year. I downloaded a lot of different drivers.several times reinstalled windowssafter installing windows in my Device Manager, there is a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter and unknown video devicewhen I try to install vga drivers from the Lenovo site, or from the AMD site, both graphics card become with the error icon- Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)Catalyst does not see the video card with an error if I'm disable in the BIOS a discrete video card everything is OK.as soon as I'm in the BIOS to turn on an external video card in the device manager both cards an error. I tried to put the first driver on the onboard video card and then on the outside. nothing helps. please help me before I killed myself.

























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I have read other reviews and it seems to be saying that the fan cannot be controlled other than trying to change to power saving mode....I was wondering if anyone else has had the issue where the fan runs full speed from the instant it is turned on, to once its turned off. It never stops running.Is there a fix for this? And does anyone know how much roughly the cost of fixing this is and if its worth it?Thanks!

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I have three Lenovo g505 laptops, all running Windows 8.1 (originally factory loaded with Windows 8.0). One for me, one for my son and one for my daughter. My son's HDD crashed unexpectedly. He didn't have any critical data on his computer, I chose to create a Recovery USB (w/ partitions) from my daughters computer and do a "fresh start" on his computer. Part 1When I tried to use the Recovery USB on my son's computer, the system could see the USB drive in terms of Start Up order, but it could not find the USB drive to obtain the recovery/partition data. The system prompted me to search for the Recovery data, but it did not give me the USB drive as an option. Below are the current BIOS settings on my son's computer: BIOS Version: 82CN15WW(v1.02)Windows License:  WIN8 STD MLT CONFIGURATIONWireless                                EnabledSATA Controller Mode          AHCIPower Beep                          DisabledSVM suppoertr                      DisabledBIOS Back Flash          ... Read more

A:Can't Recover from HDD Crash on Lenovo g505

Hi david28116,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Please set these parameters inside BIOS
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Win7 OS or Other OS
 
When finished, hit Load default settings (just right above it) then set these additional settings:
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
Boot Mode = Legacy
Boot Priority = Legacy First
USB Boot = Enabled
 
Now Press F10 to save and exit
 
Now Insert your USB, Turn the computer OFF.
Turn it back on and start tapping F12
You should now have your USB as an option.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!
 
 
 




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My lenovo G505 laptop has an AMD A6 processor which, after researching, is compatable with VT. However, when accessing the BIOS I'm unable to find an option to enable it. Any help is much appreciated

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Hello. I have bought Lenovo g505 and installed Win7 Ultimate SP1.The left two USB 3.0 ports are not working.I couldn't find drivers for it.Please help.   













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A:Lenovo G505 usb 3.0 ports not working Win7

hi Zhenisbekd,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
It could be one of the two Devices Lenovo used to include.
Just to make sure of this,
Get the Hardware ID under of the USB under Device Manager
and paste it back here.
 
Best Regards
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Hi, I was trying to replace the LCD cable on my G505 laptop but I was unable to find out how to access the motherboard. Any ideas on how to go about doing this is much appreciated!

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Lenovo g505 switchable graphics problem.I try any version of windows but tha problem still working.When i activated uma graphics from bios i use just integrated graphics hd   8400?

























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Spoiler (Highlight to read)Lenovo G505 Laptop showing "Preparing for automatic repair" taking forever Lenovo G505 Laptop showing "Preparing for automatic repair" taking forever  Hi my problem is the screen just shows "Lenovo preparing automatic repair" it shows for approximately 5 minutes then the screen goes black but backlight on nothing is written it runs for 6 hours not showing anything

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I purchased a Lenovo G505 laptop for my Girlfriend back in 10-01-13, I purchased it with a exstended 1 year warranty,, but anyways, she likes to play Sim3 ALOT, and i mean ALOT, which isnt a graphically heavy game for a A6 APU 4 GB of DDR 3 Ram, but i know that the game takes ALOT of resources for some reason, but i notcied while she was playing it it takes nearly a half hour for her game to load before she can start playing, So i decided to upgrade her RAM and HDD, to a SSD and 16 GB of Ram, which brought her APU shared graphics memeory from 256 to 512 ( which to me seems pretty low but from what i could tell there is no way to change that, I was hoping for atleast 1gb), all said and done, her game boots up pretty fast now, only takes about 10 minutes, which is great, but since the upgrade, her laptop has started to get really hot, which this laptop usually stayed pretty cool, I even Dust it out regularly with a can of air, and keep it pretty dust free. she keeps the laptop closed on top of the TV stand and uses the HDMI cable and a wireless keyboard and mouse, and plays on a TV, for on the couch expeirance, but since then we have had to invest in 2 fans, 1 laptop fan with a 140 mm that runs at 1600 rpm, and a small window fan that sits on the CD drive side of the laptop to help blow any hot air lingering AWAY from the laptop ( dont want it facing the side vent, due to the fan pushing hot air out, and ruin the fan, and fighting with its sell to keep it cool), and still it ov... Read more

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Hello All... I got Lenovo G505 as gift from someone which has 2Gb ram, 1Ghz CPU with 64 bit windows 8... I didn't like Windows 8 so wanted to install Win 7 from USB, so i prepared Win7 usb with PowerIso and tried to change bios to boot from usb, there i got puzzled as it was different than normal bios so i searched and changed UEFI into Legacy Mode which made laptop boot from usb so i formatted hard drive in the set up as i was pretty confident the process would go smoothly but it said,"Windows can not be installed on this disk, The selected disk is of GPT Partition Style"... Searched brought me here where i started following RUFUS tutorial to make usb but as i clicked START after doing in initial steps, it game me following error...
Pardon me if my question is lengthy but i can't proceed without help now as my head is spinning.. Thanks

A:Windows 7 from usb to Lenovo G505; Rufus Error...

Try making the USB with the windows 7 USB tool from Microsoft Store

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Hi there, How do i enable two finger scrolling in my Lenovo G505 laptop? I do not see any available options in the mouse settings. Thanks

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Some forum members have reported a variety of Wifi issues with their G505 laptops. Their reports range from showing "Connection is limited", to Wifi connections dropping repeatedly, to being unable to make a Wifi connection at all. I combined multiple threads in order to assist forum members with troubleshooting solutions.
 
If your G505 was upgraded to Windows 8.0 or 8.1 and then lost connectivity, or you recently purchased a G505 running Windows 8.0 or 8.1 and are unable to connect, try following the instructions posted by Vikramsbox to restore the connection through the Lenovo Communications Utility.
 
For non-Windows 8.0 or 8.1 users, start troubleshooting with the basics:

The most recent WLAN, BIOS, and Power Management drivers from Lenovo can be downloaded here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-g-series-laptops/lenovo-g505-no...
It is also good practice to verify your Wifi is activated by following the instructions from Neokenchi.
Check Power Management settings to ensure your laptop isn't turning off the Wifi as noted by Dannyk1.
Check to see that Airplane Mode is set to OFF by following the instructions provided by Shiv_K.

 
After trying those steps, if you still experience a Wifi issue with your G505, other troubleshooting steps have been noted in this thread. This includes a whitelist of accepted replacement WLAN cards posted by Topmahof and a 3rd party driver which resolved wifi issues fo... Read more

A:Lenovo G505 Wifi Problems - Limited Connection, No...

Good afternoon all! I recently purchased a G505 from Best Buy. I have only run into one issue. My WiFi will go from connected to "Limited" connectivity about every 10 to 20 minutes. I can disconnect from the router and reconnect, and it will fix the issue temporarily. Connectivity is fine with all other devices and was fine with the previous laptop just a day before I purchased this one. Please advise. Thank you in advance.

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I have a lenono G505 for the pass 3yrs which has windows 10, I tried to access Bios but no matter what I tried, I am unable to get to the Bios to enable it. However, I tried opening the laptop and I disconnected the coin like thing and reinstated it and after 15-20mins tried restarting the laptop and a message came at your the top left corner of the laptop about media player cannot be found, restart computer, then it says missing booth...and to restart the computer, keep trying and nothing. I used F2 upon restart and it took me to enter system code which I don't know so I restarted and says same thing media issue and reboothing problem. Please help me!!!!!!
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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Okay where do I start? When I first got my notebook around 2 years ago, it was perfectly fine. A few months from now, that's when it started to mess up in so many ways. My system constantly froze randomly, Windows had trouble booting the system, etc. Aside from these issues, I figured I had to factory reset my system in order to fix it. I did this and my system worked fine, only if I was lucky enough to successfully boot it up. It takes 40+ minutes for it to boot up and it works perfectly fine when it does and when I'm browsing through the desktop, but I think there may be major hard drive issues with it. The D drive/partition, or as it's called, the recovery drive, is inaccessible and empty. When I factory reset my laptop, I was able to open it but it was empty. After a few Windows Updates and boots, I can't do this anymore. Bare in mind I was running Windows 8.1 at the time. This partition could be the main culprit as to why my system takes so long to boot up, but I could be wrong. The only things I've installed on it is Windows 10. These are the things I've done with no success: -Run my notebook without the battery and only the charger-Remove the CMOS battery when booting up notebook-Remove the disc drive and boot up notebook I'm honestly running out of ideas. I've tried looking at the other forums but I think my issue is a lot different then theirs. On the other hand I can sometimes successfully boot up my system so maybe having this could give me... Read more

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This happened to me after 3 months of use. Default boot Device Missing or Boot Failed. Insert recovery Media...I pressed ok but there are no options for me. Ok I went online to search for solutions.Went into BIOS:1)Reset to set up defaults. Didn't work2)Boot mode changed from UEFI to Legacy Support and priority changed to Legacy First. Didn't work However at information page it states Hard Disk [Not Detected]. I suspect this is the problem. FYII did not drop or abuse my laptop at any point of time, only put into my bag to bring to school. I live in an area where I search for repair centre it came up with none available. Very distraught right now and hope and kind soul can provide me with solutions. Thanks

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For the past few months, my Lenovo G505 computer (running windows 8.1) has been telling me that its wifi connection is "limited". It used to work well on the wifi (same router) and I have restarted the router several times, but to no prevail. The wifi problem is only for my two private wifi connections, and the computer can work fine on any other wifi. I do not know how to fix this, or where to begin, and would prefer not changing my computer's os to something lower such as windows 8. Please comment if you know how I should fix this.

A:"Limited wifi" problem for Lenovo G505

Usually is a router that is causing the limited issue, not the computer.

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Hi,I have attempted to run the android x86 PC OS and the Linux Ubuntu on my Lenovo laptop by booting these from a pen drive.Howeve,once the laptop restarts, after the initial Lenovo Logo just a blank screen is shown.Kindly help me perform this dual boot since I need some light weight OS to run on this system to perform my tasksThanks.

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I have a brand-new Lenovo yoga 720 which has been working ok until it decided to up date itself which took nearly an hour. All I get now is a black screen with an egg timer and the task bar flashing on and off which goes on for hours with no result. I would appreciate any help with this problem. I am able to get in safe mode and that's about it.

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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 community, I am hoping that someone can help me get my laptop back to life. I wanted to do a clean Windows 10 install on my Yoga 2 Pro, which I have done once before without any problem. However this time when booting from the Win 10 boot USB drive nothing happened for a long time (several minutes), so I restarted and tried again, still the same. This was weird because I knew the boot USB was fine, as I had used it before for this purpose on this laptop. Next step was obviously making sure the USB device and boot files were good, so i tested on another PC and everything worked fine - now here comes the really weird part...after this I was not able to boot from the SSD (or the USB, or any other boot device) anymore, as soon as anything not related to the BIOS was booted, the screen would just be stuck at either the Lenovo logo or a blank screen. This also includes recovery (via the Novo menu) I have tried a lot of things, but nothing seems to work:- resetting the BIOS- trying out any BIOS setting that would make sense in this context- hard resetting the BIOS by unplugging the CMOS over a night (which worked, but didnt solve the issue)- trying different USB boot images and formats (all working on similar PCs) these are the facts/findings:- BIOS seems to work fine- boot devices are discovered in the BIOS boot manager and appear as they should- boot devices tried works fine on other PCs (no issues)- the Novo button usually works, but have stopped worki... Read more

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Hello all,

I'm trying to boot a Lenovo laptop off of a USB flash drive with Win7 installed on it, however whenever I attempt to do so I receive:

File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc0000098

Info: The Windows Boot Configuration Data file does not contain a valid OS entry.

Any assistance would be highly appreciated.

A:Lenovo laptop unable to boot Win7

Fortunately, I was able to resolve this issue by re-installing Win7 onto the USB, however I've now encountered another problem:

When asked where to install Win7, no drives are appearing in the search field.

Any ideas as to why that might be occurring and how to resolve it?

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Hi,I tried to disable secure boot option but this option is not showing on my bias setup.How can I find the secure boot option or can disable it?

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I've been using my lenovo idea pad 110 perfectly fine for a few months until a few moments ago my my desktop crashes and is not responding stating "windows is not responding". I decided to force shut down and restart which led to the problem. After i start my laptop , it is always stuck on the boot menu and which ever keys i pressed it will Refresh back to the boot menu. I tried pressing the "novo" button and enter system recovery and other options but all lead back to the boot menu again? I require assistance to fix this issue and request anyone more knowledgable to assist me in this issue.Thank you very much! 

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Win 7x64
Acer-5251
Everything seems to be working fine, but as the title suggests, when i tap F8 the Advanced boot options DO appear, but when i engage "Repair Windows" it just goes into a normal boot. Ive tried booting from my installation CD that i've purchased from Acer, but does nothing. And Yes My CD Drive is working, as well having this set as top priority in BIOS and CD is in good condition.

In addition to this, ive tried using the "Advanced Recovery options" from within Windows itself but when i go to click restart computer, i get an error message, with red-x, stating windows is unable to restart.

Additional info that may be relevant, is that a few months ago, i had a friend work on my computer, because windows wouldnt boot at all. When My laptop was returned to me, everything was fresh, but there was missing programs etc...He said, he had to format the hard drive to get it up and running again.

Anyway i appreciate any help as to what i should i do next, or answer any questions you may have-Thank-you!

A:Unable to access System Recovery in Boot Menu, and unable to boot disk

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He said, he had to format the hard drive to get it up and running again.


What type of Windows DVD was used?

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Hi,
Question Re: XPS 8700 with Windows 8.1.  if computer is no longer able to boot into Windows.
And Restore is not able to correct issue. 
And Refresh is unable to correct issue.
But Dell Backup and Recovery indicates no issues were found and now asks to Reinstall Operating System.
is Installation Restore/Original Image Media required to complete the Reinstallation usind Dell Backup and Recovery?
Alternatively if the Reset My PC option is used is Installation media required?
Thanks.

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Dear All,

I'm unable to access BIOS on - Lenovo IDEPAD 100-80MJ? I tried from Windows 10 by going on:
Settings-Windows and Security-Recovery-Advanced Startup-Restart, but after restart I'm not getting that option saying UEFI? Regards
 

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Hello all,I had installed dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on lenovo 50 series. This laptop stoped working after water damage but I managed get the hard disk working. Now, I have got another laptop with 500GB hard disk, Lenovo  50-80 Ehnanced experience 2.0, thinkpad, windows 7. So I removed its hard disk and installed the dual boot one, but only windows 10 start, no options for selecting  the ubuntu Os and Windows (grab loader or windows loader). Do I have to make changes in settings?. so that ubuntu OS can be detected, and use it. It is most important one, since all my works are in this Os. Thank you in advance for your help.regardsHuu

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So everything has been working fine on my laptop until about 10:30PM EST tonight. I bought it new in August 2011.
Specs:
 
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM @ 2.00 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
HD: 750 GB
BIOS: 45CN36WW
 
It's always been a fine machine with NO problems.
However, last night there were Windows 7 updates that were installed and then restarted my computer. I had not gotten a chance to check exactly what they were though. About 10:30 this evening, flash crashed in Mozilla Firefox which is not that uncommon, and from there Firefox closed, and so did my Microsoft Word and Excel apps that were open. From there, my computer began to shut down and restart. When it went to restart, all it could do was go to the opening Lenovo screen which gives you the F2 (setup option) and F12 (multiboot menu option) as it typically does. Besides a thin strip at the top that appeared after about 30 secs that only displays moving static that eventually will just stick, that is where the boot process ends. No Windows 7 screen, and certainly no opportunity to boot into safe mode to check for any problems. The screen freezes and goes nowhere.
 
So basically, all I'm getting in terms of boot options are lenovo features, not windows 7 features, meaning it won't boot into windows 7 or windows 7 safe mode no matter what I try. The biggest problem here is that I have no windows 7 disc to even try to boot from my dvd drive.
 
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A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - Crashed and now won't boot past opening lenovo screen

Are you able to get into the advanced boot menu by tapping F8? It might not be listed on the startup screen but it should still be there.
 
If not you can burn a repair disc from any PC with Windows 7. Theres steps from Microsoft Here.

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Hello all,I had installed dual boot windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on lenovo 50 series. This laptop stoped working after water damage but I managed get the hard disk working. Now, I have got another laptop with 500GB hard disk, Lenovo  50-80 Ehnanced experience 2.0, thinkpad, windows 7. So I removed its hard disk and installed the dual boot one, but only windows 10 start, no options for selecting  the ubuntu Os and Windows (grab loader or windows loader). Do I have to make changes in settings?. so that ubuntu OS can be detected, and use it. It is most important one, since all my works are in this Os. Thank you in advance for your help.regardsHuu

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The disk that was sent to me is a USB written in Universal Disk Format - never seen this format before. It was uninitialized so i considered trying to activate it in a few ways, through diskpart in windows, and also by cloning via linux and adding boot flags to the partition it was written to. No luck, though. I'm reluctant to do much more, considering I paid money for this drive; what gives? How does one use this mysterious little drive?

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