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Z410 wouldn't boot!

Q: Z410 wouldn't boot!

Hello,I have this habit of sometime puting my laptop into sleep or hibernate mood. So, that's what I did last time when I used my laptop Z410. Last night, I picked up my laptop and turned it on. It started up fine. The user login screen of windows 8.1 also loaded fine. The battery level was above 50%. Then, I connected my charger and the laptop, all of sudden, died.Now it does not boot up. Nothing happens when I press the power button. There's also no indication for charging. I checked voltage of my charger and it seems to be fine.Anyone have an idea of what might be the cause?Thanks in advance.

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A: Z410 wouldn't boot!

Hi Andyy,

Welcome to the Forums.

As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system not booting in your Lenovo Z410 laptop.

Try to charge the battery for sometime and try to power on the system, also check with different adapter. If still the issue persist then it might be issue with the motherboard please visit the nearest service center.

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.

Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists!

Best regards,

Ashwin. S

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Hey guys, I am hoping you can help me. I put my pc in sleep mode when I go to sleep and I have been doing so without problems. This morning when I woke up, my pc would not wake up. I would hit a key or push the power button and nothing would happen, only the numpad light would go on when I pushed a button and would turn off as soon as I let go. I hit the switch on the back of my pc, waited 10 seconds, then turned my pc back on. There were no problems initially, the Gigabyte splash screen came up but the windows did not shut down properly screen did not show up, just a black screen with a blinking dash.

It was like that for a minute at most then it was just a black screen. I went to another pc to see what was wrong with mine. I came back a few minutes later and saw my mouse cursor but it would not move when I moved the mouse, only the loading circle showed up. I left again and when I came back, the browser page I had on when I went to bed was on screen but everything was frozen. The start menu, Steam, minimize window, nothing would respond to my clicks. I left and came back again and saw the last thing I clicked, Steam, was on screen and my pc was fine. Does anyone know what happened?

A:PC wouldn't come out sleep mode and then wouldn't boot properly

It can very well be a one time thing. You can check some hardware if you so wish though:


Get HWInfo (start with sensors) or similar temperature app for these two:
Use Prime95 and Intel Burn Test for CPU testing.
FurMark and Intel Burn Test for GPU testing.

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Original Config ? Lenevo Z410 Intel Core i5, 6gb DDR3, 1TB HDDI have replaced the original HDD with 256gb Kingston SSD and have placed the HDD in optical drive bay using HDD caddy sourced from the local market. (similar to https://amzn.com/B0058AH2US )When both SSD and HDD are connected, the laptop boots for 1 second and then powers off. I will not power on even if I hit the power button. Only after resetting the CMOS jumper the laptop boot again. (the same problem everytime)The laptop works fine when only SSD or HDD is connected.[I was once able to boot up with both drives and it worked fine but then the laptop shut down after some time]Please let me know what the problem could be ?

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Original Config ? Lenevo Z410 Intel Core i5, 6gb DDR3, 1TB HDDI have replaced the original HDD with 256gb Kingston SSD and have placed the HDD in optical drive bay using HDD caddy sourced from the local market. (similar to https://amzn.com/B0058AH2US )When both SSD and HDD are connected, the laptop boots for 1 second and then powers off. I will not power on even if I hit the power button. Only after resetting the CMOS jumper the laptop boot again. (the same problem everytime)The laptop works fine when only SSD or HDD is connected.[I was once able to boot up with both drives and it worked fine but then the laptop shut down after some time]Please let me know what the problem could be ?

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My Lenovo Z410 came with v37 BIOS dated 2013.I went to Lenovo website and downloaded and ran 8DCN40WW.exeInstead of taking normal time to flash, Windows started rebooting after only a couple sec. No bootup. No beep. No Lenovo logo. Power light comes on. Blank screen (no backlight). After 50+ bootup attempts I sometimes get the blue error message at bootup:InsydeH20 invalid firmware image. After changing RAM positions, and trying the Lenovo "rescue" bootup button, I got a bootup.CPU-Z still shows the BIOS is V37 (ie it didn't flash). I know I have Secure Boot enabled. So, to fix this I believe I need to force flash the old v37 BIOS image. SUGGESTIONS?HELP?

A:BIOS v40 flash failed on Lenovo Z410. No boot (screen blank). InsydeH20 invalid image firmware!

Forgot to mention.I already tried "draining power". IE disassembling my laptop, and disconnecting the battery and AC adapter, and holding power button for 60sec+ many times.It doesn't fix the issue.Also, the RAM position etc, obviously has nothing to do with anything. I was able to bootup with exact same 2x DIMM config as originally.

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Please help!

I have a Windows XP laptop. That Laptop was working fine until I moved to a friend's place and joined his Wireless Network.

Now, I have been unable to launch Spybot, update Spybot, update Norton Antivirus and the links on my Google searches for help get redirected to Ask.com or some other website.

I searched some of your blogs using my friend's computer. So, I have downloaded CCleaner, HijackThis and ComboFix, but don't know how to use them.

I use my computer for pretty much everything and it would be a pity if I am unable to ever use it again.

Please help!

A:Spybot Wouldn't Start, Google searches redirected, Wouldn't Do Norton LiveUpdate, Virus Scan Clean

Here is a little bit more detail.

I have been using my laptop securely for one year now. The new problem appeared when I connected to my friend's wireless connection. He uses an AirPort Express wireless router with his Mac.

I recently noticed that each time I would go to google.com to search something, the search results would appear like usual. However, whenever I would try and click one result, I would get redirected to Ask.com.

The problem became apparent when I tried to download Spybot updates. The software wouldn't even launch. I downloaded the update manually and installed it. Again, the software wouldn't launch.

Then, I tried to perform an antivirus update. I have been using the Norton Antivirus, which I got from my University. While the virus scans would be clean, the LiveUpdate wouldn't work.

Now, I am worried that my computer might be infected. I don't want to mess around with it because it has never really fully recovered from past infections and is very delicate.

I have been reading other blogs. And, I have been getting my hands on the tools that might be useful in solving the problem. However, I haven't used any because I understand that only experts can help me, if I don't want to risk losing everything on my computer. (I mention the tools in my older post.)

I would be grateful for some help.

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One of my kids reported that upon turning on the PC, it was making strange noises, and nothing was happening on the monitor. When I tried it, same thing. I took off the back, was embarrassed at all the dust (and cobwebs!) back there. I unplugged it, cleaned it out, plugged it in, turned it on, and lo and behold it booted up. Everything fine, I checked email, etc. Then I unplugged it, put the back (actually side) back on, which was not easy, and turned it on again, and same original problem. It continues to happen with back off and back on now.

It makes a series of short buzzing noises, and two numbers light up on the front panel (3 and 4). I am trying to dig up my manuals to see if they tell me anything. I'm not sure how to start diagnosing this problem. Plus, my euphoria dive after realizing my easy fix did not work doesn't help!!

A:PC wouldn't boot up, then did, now won't again

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I have an old Asus A7V400MX + AMD Sempron 2200+
It boots up sometimes and sometimes it doesn't .. I mean, its sorta intermittent.

Under normal circumstances, once you power up the CPU after sometime a 'beep' comes and the three LEDs in the keyboard viz. Num Lock, CAPS lock and Scroll lock come up and the ASUS A7V400MX Screen shows up ...

But when it doesn't boot, I click the Power Switch on the Cabinet and it is 'ON', There is also separate power to the monitor, so it is also 'ON', but the beep sound doesn't come and so doesn't the above mentioned Keyboard LEDs (to ON ie.) and the boot screen of the motherboard doesn't show up!

What could be the problem area ???

My guesses:

1 GB Transcend DDR400 RAM -> Not a problem
PSU - 400W -> Doesn't seem a problem to me...

Sometimes, when it does boot up, it says 'CMOS Checksum error' Press F1 to continue..
At this instance (when it does come up), my old boot priority settings would have been deleted..

Clearing RTC for this doesn't help! (I've tried)!
So could it be a Battery problem? (the motherboard battery as it's an old mobo, not used for like an year or so - was just lying idle in the cupboard)

Or simply a cable problem? (Maybe, If I remove every IDE cable and fix them up again, it might run.. But I need to know the exact problem/solution...)

A:Old Comp wouldn't boot!

CMOS Checksum error can indicate a dying motherboard battery. If you look inside there will be a silver round button cell battery.
Try getting a replacement one of those.

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Hey guys! I'm a techie in training and i have a question. A friend of mine as an Acer Aspire 1700 desknote and she was saying she got 3 beeps and refused to boot up afterwards (thought cmos battery but isn't losing data). She's also said her battery light is always on but it's fully charged. As i'm new at all this i don't want to jump to conclusions yet, so can you guys please help me? (also thought video card)

A:three beeps and wouldn't boot up

have you tried resettin the cmos ? i had the same problem reset the cmos by removing the lithuim battery for 20 minutes then reinstert it
have u added ram or anything to the machine ? if so make sure you aint knocked anything out of place etc etc

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Here's the situation, my friend gave me his laptop to help him fix. When i booted the laptop, it said ntldr is missing. So i was okay, this should be easy since i fixed that on my laptop few months ago. Then i proceeded to begin fixing the laptop.

First, i used Windows xp recovery disk and go into the recovery system, where i then copy ntldr and ntdetect from the cd onto the drive. After that i restarted and i got another error saying hal.dll is missing or corrupted. Then i did the same recovery thing, but copy hal.dll onto computer. Restarted again and i got an error saying ntoskrnl.exe is missing/corrupted. After that i went into recovery system and did a "Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32," and it responded with saying 0 files were expanded. After this, i checked my bootcfg /list and it said i have nothing in the directory. I tried a bootcfg /rebuild but gave me an error message. I had no clue what to do, so i decided to delete the laptop's partition and format a new one.

After i format a new one, i began to install the new windows, but it gave me a fatal blue screen error. Now everytime i try to install the new windows, it gives me a blue screen error. I tried disconnecting some hardware using bios, but for some reason after i deleted the previous partition, bios password has change and i have no idea how to get into bios without the password. Need some assistance. Thank you for reading. Sorry, if its too cluttered.

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A:Laptop wouldn't boot

I would follow this great reply that Justpassingby posted in reply to your previous thread.

Let us know,

kind regards,

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I am using a Thinkpad R52 series notebook with Windows XP (SP2). The battery is completely messed up so my notebook won't work without AC power. yesterday while Windows was shutting down I took off the AC power a little early resulting in a faulty shut down.
Problem 1. Now when I start my notebook I get an error saying "Error Loading Operating System". I just can not load windows. I did some research on the internet and checked my BIOS settings but it did no good.

Problem 2. I tried to reinstall Windows XP from a XP CD but it just won't boot. I tried booting from a CD, by creating a bootable flash drive (of course after checking the boot order in the setup) but nothing would make windows boot up. No matter what I do it keeps on getting stuck on 'Error loading operating system'

There is no way I can update my BIOS driver as I can't get the Windows GUI or the DOS prompt. Neither can I format my hard disk for the same reasons.

Please help

A:Windows XP wouldn't boot

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i have a winxp machine. config as below:

-4 ide harddisk
-msi m/b and 1.6ghz p4.
-one cdrw and a normal cdrom drive.
-winxp pro updated with latest service pack and s/w

I was using my PC fine. So i off it to go out for a while.(2 hours) When i return to boot my pc, it will not boot. When i power on the pc, i can hear that the power supply is working. But there's not display on the monitor. No image at all. And the indictation light for the processor at the front of my PC is always on. And the lights on both my cdrom and cdrw drive for lighting up simulataniously. So i tried booting up from a floppy. But the system doesn't even read the floppy at all. But i know that my bios is set to boot from floppy, then cdrom , then harddisk. Now i can't even board to the bios or desktop at all. Before i off my machine, everything was working fine. no error msg or what so ever.

Pls help. Any suggestion is appreciated. I have disconnected and reconnected every cable inside the machine except the m/b. But no help.

A:my machine wouldn't boot

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I am unable to logoff, it just says loggingoff

A:my computer wouldn't boot

hi your info is pretty sparse did you try holding in the power button and then reboot,have you run any av,or malware programs,have you tried to run sfc /scnw,what where you doing before logging off

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I am not sure if I have Win 7 or Vista, had to take my Laptop for repair after it crashed and I think the guy installed Win 7. Had Vista before.

I start the Laptop and it takes me strait to Windows Error Recovery screen. I tried all prompts to start but it ends up back at the same Win Error Recovery page. If I try to start Normally I get Green rectangle running near the bottom of the screen, as it supposed to start, but it runs forever and never starts.

What to do?



A:Win Vista/& wouldn't boot up

If the repair was done recently, I'd rush back to "the guy" and get him to fix it. Should be free if it's something he caused.

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All I had was a black screen with the yellow light flashing on Monitor!
I found the Psu (465W) fan was siezed--so I installed my old Psu(300W)-still no boot-replaced VidCard(geforce6600)with old card(geforceFX5500)--it booted-
Now it showed Bios screen with"System Hung on Improper FREQ MULTIPLIER-
The mobo is an Asus P4s8x--the FM has been set on 8 forever!--so now the Question!
Because my Psu fan siezed--did I pooch my Vid card from overheat--thus causing the mobo fault?

A:Computer wouldn't Boot

I'd say a Power issue, put the original video card back in, pretty sure it'll work now

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Mod Edit: moved to Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs    from Win7, Ran ComboFix~~ boopme
 I downloaded and ran the usually recommended tools and programs, but i am not entirely sure what to do with the info.  Can you help?
 # AdwCleaner v3.019 - Report created 23/02/2014 at 15:54:30# Updated 17/02/2014 by Xplode# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)# Username : Michele - SAM-HP# Running from : C:\Users\Michele\Downloads\adwcleaner.exe# Option : Clean***** [ Services ] *****Service Deleted : VideoDownloadConverter_4zServiceService Deleted : vToolbarUpdater17.1.2
 ***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\NCH SoftwareFolder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG SafeGuard toolbarFolder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\NCH SoftwareFolder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoDownloadConverterFolder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoDownloadConverter_4zFolder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoPlayerV3Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\The weDownload ManagerFolder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure SearchFolder Deleted : C:\Users\sam\AppData\Local\AVG SafeGuard too... Read more

A:HP G42 Win 7 laptop wouldn't boot

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.  What exactly is your problem at the moment?

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i was on the microsoft website downloading some security updates because i had a trojan and spyware and i was trying to stop it happening again. anyway my hard disk became full during this so all the updates were failing, so i cancelled the application. my computer was running slow after this so i decided to shut it down and re-start it. when it came to booting windows it showed the windows graphic for a bit but then it went to a blue screen saying that a .dll file had been illegally removed from memory and it would not run. i tried safe mode but it wouldn't work either and it just hung on this screen and went no further. so i put in my windows cd and tried to repair windows, but it said it could not repair windows and this was likely due to an internal error. so i booted from the windows cd again and installed a fresh copy of windows, over the existing windows directory. that worked and my computer is working fine at the moment (that i can tell). the only problem is that windows doesn't recognise all the programs i had installed before. the files are all there, example i can go into c:/documentsandsettings/user/desktop and everything that was on my desktop is in that folder but it doesn't display on the actual desktop. so i was wondering if i have ruined my computer by doing what i did and if i can get this version of windows to recognise all my existing programs somehow?
if i need to explain anything else please let me know
thank you

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Good Day Computer Family,
I have a Acer notebook (aspire one), running XP. It won't turn on so now I'm trying to do a clean install hopefully to wipe out the problem and the system freezes right at the point were it says Setup is starting Windows. So I tried a boot CD and I get: The file SI3132B4.SY_ is corrupted. I'm stuck! Please help?

A:XP system wouldn't boot up

Can you go a bit more into detail about what it was doing? You said "not booting up" but I want to know if you were getting any specific error messages or what exactly was happening. Thanks

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My computer started to give warning that antivirus program isn't working
Using AVG anti-virus 2012 free edition on Win7 64 bit.
I ran ESET online scan, it found 12 "threats" and deleted them.
but the problem persists.
I suspect my computer is infected
please help.. 

A:AVG 2012 wouldn't start on boot

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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My PC simply shut off by itself. It wouldn't turn on again. Booting it up with boot disk yield no result. How to check if the problem is the power supply? Or what could the problem be?

A:computer wouldn't boot up with disk...

Do the power lights come on? If not, do you have a multimeter. If you do use it to check the supply voltage to the mobo.

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My son's old computer wouldn't boot up. The fans will turn on, but that's it, no picture, no beeps, no error msg's. In the past the video was turning off after an hour. It's a clone pc, running XP, D845GERG2 intel mother board.
Thx inadvance

A:Solved: Computer wouldn't boot up

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Hi everyone,Since purchasing my thinkpad P51 about two weeks ago, I've found myself learning from and spending a significant amount of time on these wonderful forums. Although I haven't made any posts prior to this one, so far I've been impressed by what I've seen. I was looking for a particular thread concerning 2.5" SATA SSDs installation but I could not find one that precisely solved my issue. I got my thinkpad today and I immediately swapped the HDD (which it came with, 500GB) with a Samsung 850 Evo SSD 500GB during unboxing; I would like to know if this was a good idea. However, after powering on the laptop, it indicated an error. I then shut it down, readjusted the SSD and then powered it back on. This time it recognized it but only took me as far as this window with two tabs. The first tab was "boot menu" and the second tab was " Diagnostic menu" (not certain). The boot menu tab had a list of 3 options: I don't remember the first and third but the second option was the SSD name (Samsung 850 Evo SSD). When I select any of those options, it just brings me back to the same place or, does not take me anywhere. The Diagnostic menu simply just ran diagnostics. After reaching this dead end, I just reinstalled the original HDD and booted W10 seamlessly. Why this SSD did not work still baffles me and I need help figuring out why this happened. All I'm thinking of right now is returning the SSD. Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Also... if this seems too co... Read more

A:Swapped the HDD with an SSD in my new thinkpad P51 but W10 wouldn't boot

Hello and welcome,
Is there an operating system on your SSD?  What are you expecting to boot?  Is there another drive - internal or external - that you're trying to boot?

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Hi all. I have a problem which I am not sure can be solved without a new hard drive ..but Im hoping you may know more than me...which really would not be too hard.
Today my friend gave me her laptop to fix..or try...
It is an HP G56 ...it would not boot up or start at all.
I was able to get as far as f8 f10 f11 etc..tried a few things on there like the option to repair ...i reset the bios ..everything a novice would attempt.
She had already accepted that the laptop was "knackered" and just wanted to hopefully save her pictures.
I removed the hard drive and connected it to my PC as a secondary drive...and managed to SLOWLY get nearly all her pics off....apart from one folder full that wouldnt fully load the thumbnail pics and most were just image markers ? none of those pics would transfer over !
Once I had done this I put it back in the laptop and tried repair option...system restore...every option I could find that would maybe start us at the beginning again...but nothing.
Wouldnt find a restore point...wouldnt repair...Im sorry its been a long day and I cant fully remember allthe options I had...but I tried them all.
As a last option I tried booting from the windows 7 disk and performed a new install. Which even that didnt want to complete the first two attempts.?
It kept hanging on the command prompt window saying windows is finalizing your install...but it didnt finalize anything at first and was, as it has been all day, running very slowly..and hot.
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A:windows 7 wouldn't boot and now has issues

I just performed a hard disk test ..it failed apparently.
SMART check = passed
Short DST = Failed

I have no idea what this means or even if it is relevant ?
Thank you

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Thanks to all the folks on this forum for sharing their experiences and ESPECIALLY to the dude who posted the recovery disk ISO.

I had two failed SP1 installs; got to 100% then said "Service Pack did not install. reverting changes" - that was from Windows Update, second attempt was from a manual download of the all languages file (the failure message was slightly different - it was "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes".)

OK so far. Now update says I should have KB938371 (which MS say fixes SP1 install problems). I click ok and it reboots and hey presto - Vista suicide! PC won't boot. The problem was a missing winload.exe with error 0x00000f (IIRC). Luckily I have Linux installed (bless Linus Torvalds), so I download your iso, boot that and try the repair function. Doesn't work - says "Disk corrupt". Also no copy of Vista is found so can't go back to a restore point (probably because one of my Linux partitions is the active one which runs a boot manager). After a few attempts with this and that I try this, and it works. Open a dos command prompt and type:

copy x:\windows\system32\Boot\winload.exe c:\windows\system32\winload.exe

Corrupt disk, eh?

And now my vista works fine, although it still don't have KB938371 (haven't tried it again yet) and SP1 is not installed.

What a mess. M$ one of the richest companies on the planet, should be ashamed of this.

Thanks to all the folks on here.


A:After SP1 PC wouldn't boot - now kinda solved

Hi, [email protected], and welcome to the forums.

What makes you think this is *Microsoft's* fault?

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As stated in the title, my computer froze two times yesterday and after I tried to reboot it, it would not start anymore. Everything seems to launch fine (Case lit up, all fans running except GPU) but my monitor is receiving no signal and keyboard/mouse are not responding (my mouse's light still turn on when plugged tho) which led me to think that it isn't even booting the BIOS.

First thing I tried was to hook my GPU through another cable but that didn't change anything.

I looked up those symptoms and tried the following "solutions" without success:

- Put out the PSU cable and push ON for a min
- Put out the mobo battery for a min
- Dust it out
- Try to boot with the least component possible (GPU only, without HDD, remove RAM and so on)

Tho those didn't work, it gave me a new information which is that I have no mobo beeps when trying to start it up without HDD or RAM. The whole thing would launch, but still no signal or anything better happening.

It's an one-year old home built computer with the following specs:

MoBo: Gigabyte 970A-UD3P
CPU: AMD FX-6300
GPU: AMD RX-460 4Gb
RAM: G-Skills Ripjaw 2x4GB DDR1600 PC3-12800

Unfortunately, I don't have any inbuilt GPU to test if the issue could come from it, nor do I have any other components at my disposition, so I rely only on your expertise and hope you will be able to sort this out.

Thanks by advance for your help.

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Hi, I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. This morning when turning on the computer, it would not boot up windows. There was power going to all parts. I could hear the hard drive turning on, all the fans worked. But the keyboard and mouse were not active because nothing would load, not even the BIOS. The monitor stayed black, but there was a signal going to the monitor. After trying a few things I decided to disconnect both physical Hard Drives from the MoBo. Finally when turning on the computer I got something on the monitor and was able to get into the BIOS. Didn;'t make any changes in the Bios, just happy I got something on the screen. So I turned off the system and hooked up just the Hard Drive that had Windows installed. Turned on the computer and now all of a sudden Windows loads and the message that the Driver for the Hard Drive is being loaded comes on. So what do you think happened? Why would the driver for the Hard Drive just be uninstalled, and even so, why did it not automatically reload the first time I turned on my computer? I didn't install any new software or hardware.
Running: Intel Duo Core 2 Duo 3GHz, 4GB Ram,

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Windows wouldn't boot up, but now does. What happened?

Hi Sam Saints,

Welcome to the forum, lets see if we can help.

Perhaps an updated driver installed from MS update; perhaps loose or faulty cabling. Your Event log may give you a clue, have you taken a look there?

Is this issue a one-off? or is it reoccurring?

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Alright before I get into any details about this problem, my computer is:

AMD Athlon 2500+
GeForce 5200 FX
Gigabyte GA 7VT600 (motherboard)

I turned on my pc and I hear the CPU starting. My DVD rom drive seems to be working and I see both green and red lights on the CPU and both stay on the whole time. However nothing appears on my monitor.

Please help!

A:Computer wouldn't start/boot.

nayke: Do you have any way to check the output of the power supply unit? or another PSU to use?
Also, check inside your box to be sure that the video card and memory sticks are fully seated.

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After receiving virus notidfications, I restarted my computer and then it wouldn't boot.

I got error codes pxe-e61 and m0f. Tried the BIOS fixes and nothing worked.

Took out the HD and stuck it in an enclosure and connected to another computer. Only the D: drive (recovery drive) showed up.

Is the C: drive (with my files on it) gone or is there a way to find it?

A:Can't find C: drive after HD wouldn't boot

First thing to do is check it does not simply need a drive number allocating to it. If you open up the disk management console (probably accessed by going to Start > Right clicking my computer > Left clicking 'Manage' > and then on the left there should be a link to open up disk management.)

There you should see all your drives, and they should all have letters. I.e you will see drives of the computer you have plugged the enclosure into, hopefully you will also see your problem drive with the D: Recovery partition, and you may even see the partition you cant access (your old C: drive). If so you can allocate a drive letter to this, and then should be able to open it up from my computer and access your data.

If this does not work out for you then chances are the bad news is its a problem a little more complex with a bit more doom and gloom surrounding it.

Is the drive physically any different than normal? Clicking, whirling, vibrating more than normal, e.t.c?

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Ok, so I've read online about what the error IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL means. The thing is, yesterday I couldn't start the computer, it started one time and I got that error message.

Today the computer turns on every time, the only difference is I'm not connected to the wall, I'm running off the battery. (battery is the only new thing installed on the computer besides windows updates and stuff)

But the computer seems to be running fine now, so I'm wondering should I stop worrying and if not, what do you think the problem could be?

A:Laptop wouldn't boot, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error

Bump, problem started happening again. RAM problem?

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Hi there,

Could anyone explain me please what is MBR Error?

***When I try to boot up the system the black screen pops up with this message:

MBR Error
Operating System not found

My HP dv9000 laptop specs: Windows XP, AMD 64 1.8Ghz x 2, Toshiba HDD 120Gb, 2Gb Memory, Nvidia 5800

Thank you all for your help in advance.

A:Solved: Windows XP wouldn't boot - MBR Error

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I made a recovery disk from another laptop which allows me to go into the system recovery options. I chose the first option use recovery tools the can help fix problems starting windows. I selected window 7 and then a window came up saying "add drivers". it says insert the installation media for the device and click okay to select the drivers. However I am starting from a recovery disk and I'm not sure where to find the drivers it is asking for. The good news is that I can see that the hard drive is okay it's just the start up got corrupted. Can anyone advise me?

A:Trying to restore laptop..wouldn't boot this morning..

Normally no drivers are needed. All needed are already on recovery disk. Only in special cases for example hardware-raid you need to install extra drivers to recovery environment.

Just do a "startup repair" and tell me if and what error it finds. Click "view details" or "view diagnostics details" or somtehing like that. 0x0 means no problem at all. What errors does it find and does it fix it?

Do it 3 times with reboot in between

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I bought my EliteBook 840 G1 in February 2014, it runs Windows 10 (64-bit) and was working perfectly fine until yesterday morning. After coming back from the work I tried to turn my PC on just to see it unable to launch Windows. It locks up at HP logo only to reboot couple of seconds later and then gets stuck in the loop. In order to avoid spamming the forum I have done my research and tried all the solutions I could find here on the HP forums before I decided to publish a question. I ran full memory and hard disk checks and they yielded no errors - both tests passed successfully. The next thing I did was to update the BIOS which was outdated but this didn't solve the problem. Afterwards I cleaned the cooling fan, performed hard reset and tried to swap the RAM slots with no joy. Finally I tried removing and replacing the memory module only to fail to boot up once again. Is there something else I could try myself before taking it to the shop? Thank you.

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I've been at this a few days looking through old threads from almost every tech support website on the net, but to no avail.

It started when I was clearing alot of things from my HD. Uninstallling programs, putting programs onto DVD's ect, I must have cleared a good 25GB. After making that much space I thought it would only be natural to defragment, using the default windows defragmenter might I add. So I did, took maybe 2 hours, and once it was done I restarted the computer just to give it a clean new boot.

Now, when it rebooted I got the "Windows did not start last time..." and a choice of Start Windows Normally, Last Known Good Configuration ect ect, whichever one of those choice i made it got to the Windows XP logo with the blue bar then simply restarted itself. This extremely p**** me off, the default windows defragmenter ***** over my PC. There were no failures or power outages.

Searched around the net for a while, couldnt find a fix.

So I decided to use a spare HD, install windows on it then copy over the information. But another weird problem arose just like it did when I first built this computer.

The Mobo has 3 IDE slots, two of which are RAID, i think. I've never had any experience with RAID so I can't say I know alot about it. Anyway, I plug the two HD's into the IDE1 slot (which is red btw and not next to the other IDE slots) and the DVD drive into the IDE2 slot. When started the windows setup it loads all the drivers i... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Wouldn't boot, now won't even install windows

Sorry about the language. =(

Also, if I've missed out any important information, please say and I'll do my best to tell you.

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Hi all.

The other day my PC wouldn't boot. It had been blue-screening on me all day. Then after about 5 blue screens i restarted and it came up with "system is missing this file" "use recovery disk".

So I used the recovered disk and chose the non-destructive method. So all the stuff on my harddrive would be kept. This is all good. Its all in a folder called "My old Disk Structure -- 07-10-25 0736PM".

I can access "Program files" "Applications" folders etc. But the files I need are the ones in the documents and settings folder. But I can't open that folder! I just wanna get them files, stick them on my USB, format the hard drive. Then once formatted transfer onto empty harddrive.

Also: My sister has a user account on the PC too but her "documents and settings" is folder ok. All her files are safe on a USB stick now.

Anyway heres a screenshot. I really hope someone can help and I thank you in advance.

A:PC wouldn't boot. Had to use recovery disk. Now can't open a few files.

You have to log on as an administrator and give your new user account full access to the folder in the 'Security' tab in the folder properties.

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I was playing Dark Souls with a 360 controller and I BSODed all of a sudden. I didn't think much of it because these things happen but then I couldn't boot to windows anymore. It would get so far as the screen that asks me to start windows normally or start startup repair. It would give me no option for starting windows in safe mode.

After messing around with the startup repair I eventually reinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium x64. I thought that would be the end of it and began reinstalling everything but I BSODed again and am getting strange errors with windows failing to install updates and not booting once.

Now I can start it up and login but I'll BSOD randomly and it'll restart the machine.

SF diagnostic tool winzip file attached.

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD playing Dark Souls wouldn't boot after that.

Hello ChrisP2001 and welcome to Sevenforums.
Is your Xbox Controller connected to your PC?In that case, go to BIOS (press rapidly Delete, Tab, F10, F5 or other), and make sure that the boot priority is settled. The disk with Windows on, should be on top.

What's your temperatures just before a crash?

Updating System Specs will give us a better sight of
how your system is put together. It's simply done.? Download Speccy
? |User CP (top of the page)| |Edit System Spec|
? COPY & PASTE section to section
? Include Laptop, Desktop information
? End with |Save Changes|????????

BSOD Analyse

Combining your crash dumps and the general view of BSODs culprits, I'd suggest you to have a look at your memory, the sticks. Through decades people have been using the bootable tool called Memtest86+ and it's basically very unique in these manners.
Be sure to check your warranty rules and regulations before opening your case.* Memtest86+ is USB-ready, and can be booted directly from it. Download the flashdrive wizard.
* To ensure that either your sticks OR your motherboard slots are broken, it's necessary to do the below procedure-
* Pull out all sticks except ONE, scan it.
* If no errors, pull the scanned stick into another slot.
* Proceed like this until you've scanned all sticks individually, and all the slots.Best Regards,

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Hello, a friend brought me their laptop that wouldn't boot up; it only went to a black screen with the blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner. I extracted the hdd, and tested it and scanned it from my workstation, where I found no hardware errors, but did find some virii... forgot to record exactly which ones, though!

Upon replacing the drive in the computer, I now get past the black screen, but get a BSOD, with a stop error, 0x7B, which some say indicates a boot sector virus. None of my scanners are able to find anything left over though; can someone reccomend a procedure to clear this error out?

Thanks in advance,


A:Windows 7 wouldn't boot, found some virus, some indication it may be a boot sector virus

Please list your OS as you very likely have an infection in the MBR. This will help someone know how to better help you.

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This system was running Windows 8.1 before it was upgraded to Windows 10 last year. It's my boyfriends computer and last night he kept getting the dreaded blue screen with errors regarding his hard disk. He kept ignoring them. Then, his computer battery died and when he booted back up, it would get to a blue screen and act like it was going to repair itself and would just start all over again. It was going in a loop. He had no idea what he was doing, but searched the Internet and ended up messing everything up even more. His setup was 850 GB HD in 3 partitions, It was set up as a Raid one was the main  C drive, one was the restore drive and the other was cache. He changed them to non-raid drives. He changed some other things in the bios too, but I am not sure exactly what. The problelm I have at this moment is that when I boot up without the USB Bootable media I created, I get stuck at a screen that says there is no boot disk and no operating system installed, and to press F2 to run Diagnostics. When I run teh diagnostics, everything is fine, no errors. When I try to recover, repair, reimage, or anything other than reinstall, it goes back to the screen I mentioned above that will not allow me to do anything, with the exception of going to the command prompt, which is  X and not C. I did a dir/w and saw that the windows files are there, but under the users directory, all the documents and pictures are empty,so not sure if it is even looking at what I t... Read more

A:Envy 15-j059nr wouldn't boot to windows after win10 update n...

Hi: See if there is a BIOS setting to change the USB 3 ports to auto (to emulate USB 2 ports).  Windows may be looking for a USB3 driver. To save any previous files, do not format the drive.  Just let Windows install over the current windows directory on C:\ and it will create a Windows.old folder. After W10 has completed installing, you can explore the Windows.old folder and retrieve any files from the Windows.old user directory that you need. You can delete the Windows.old folder after you are sure you got everthing from it that you need. Use the disk cleanup utility to delete the Windows.old folder. You run the utility.  It opens to the window, then click on the cleanup system files button on the lower left side of the window.  The disk cleanup utility will run again and then when you get to the window, you can check all of the boxes to delete the unnecessary files, including the Windows.old folder.

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Hi, fellow forum members-The SSD on my Yoga 900-13ISK2 appears to be corrupted. It wouldn't boot (blank screen) and or even get to the bios via the novo button WHEN the SSD is plugged in. I can only get to the bios IF the SSD is unplugged. I already disabled the Fast Boot, enabled USB boot and saved the bios changes.The USB recovery media is recognized (meaning, I can get to the recovery wizard) ONLY when the SSD is unplugged. Not much of a use when there is no hard drive (SSD). The Yogo wouldn't boot from the USB recovery media when the SSD is plugged in. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I do understand I may need to purchase a new SSD. I just don't want to run into the same issue with the new SSD.

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machine is a hp a6130n desktop with vista home premium.1. computer would not boot, had "err1err3" error.I booted into recovery mode, using a vista CD, used:1. bootrec.exe /fixmbr2. bootrec.exe /fixbootnow, computer boots, but usb keyboard and mouse stop working. used a ps/2 keyboard and mouse to login in safe mode. ran malwarebytes in safe mode.here is the malwarebytes log.Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46www.malwarebytes.orgDatabase version: 4052Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 (Safe Mode)Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.189287/14/2010 8:36:44 PMmbam-log-2010-07-14 (20-36-44).txtScan type: Quick scanObjects scanned: 127692Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 34 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 0Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 0Folders Infected: 3Files Infected: 4Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Infected:(No malicious items detected)Folders Infected:C:\Windows\inf\inf (Trojan.Agent) -> Files: 1427 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.C:\Windows\inf\inf\IEM (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.C:\Windows\inf\inf\IEM\0409 (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Files Infected:C:\Users\tin pha... Read more

A:system wouldn't boot - then usb keyboard and mouse stopped working

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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2 months ago my laptop was not running on UEFI mode, suddenly I realized when it goes to sleep it turn off and can not turn on anymore, unless I open the back cover and dettach the battery and connect it again, it happened every 6,7 days. I decided to re-install my windows and run it in UEFI, it was fine but after one month , now again I have the same problem. Is it a problem of BIOS or what? Any body has a solution?Thanks. 

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2 months ago my laptop was not running on UEFI mode, suddenly I realized when it goes to sleep it turn off and can not turn on anymore, unless I open the back cover and dettach the battery and connect it again, it happened every 6,7 days. I decided to re-install my windows and run it in UEFI, it was fine but after one month , now again I have the same problem. Is it a problem of BIOS or what? Any body has a solution?Thanks. 

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I have an Ideapad z410  Model 20292 with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz The notebook spends an lot of time at 100% CPU usage, and is pretty sluggish with multitasking at design. is there an upgrade path for it? 

A:Possible to upgrade CPU in Ideapad z410?

That machine wasn't delivered with any cpu that is significantly faster

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Dear everyone, i am using lenovo ideapad z410. i have a problem when i charge my notebook. My z410 notebook charger is not detected (i'm use original adapter) so my notebook battery can not be recharged. but when I try the conservation mode feature in lenovo manager, my notebook battery can be recharged. is there anyone can solve the problem on my notebook? do i need to update my energy manager software?or is there a hardware component that should be replaced?thank you..

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Hi,Have been using Ideapad Z410 from past 6 months.  From past week the Laptop shuts down without warning, and the battery level is at 99% or 100%.  Only when the unit shutsdown, and when I start up again, that the battery indicator starts from 0 and goes to 99% or 100% and stays there.  I have also doen the Battery Meter Reset, but of no benefit.What is the problem, and what should I do.Should I claim under warranty ?

A:Idepad Z410 battery always at 99% or 100%

I wouldn't expect much of an answer from them, the same happens to the Z510 I have and it happens to the Z500 models before it, they'll tell you to send it in under warranty but that will not solve the problem as it will happen again after a few months and I need the laptop for work, I didn't buy it so that after half a year I would have to send it away for 2-3 weeks, I bought the thing because it is needed here. They need a battery firmware update but that too is too hard for them to do. These problems are being experienced by people worldwide and I am seriously considering reporting them to watchdog here in the UK. They should not be shipping laptops that have known issues and then offer no fix.

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