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Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - Crashed and now won't boot past opening lenovo screen

Q: Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 - Crashed and now won't boot past opening lenovo screen

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.
 
Anybody have any suggestions on what the problem might be? I prefer to fix the problem from home if possible.

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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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Laptop is running on Windows 10. Yesterday I updated my AMD graphics driver using the update tool from AMD. After all the necessary files were downloaded and installed, I was prompted to restart and I did. Upon restart, the laptop would not boot past the Lenovo screen. The white circles that rotate always freeze and it just stays on the Lenovo screen upon every attempt to boot. I can't enter safe mode or the bios options, what can I do to fix this?  P.S. A few months ago I began having an issue with the sleep mode. When trying to enter sleep mode, the laptop would just shut down unexpectedly and almost instantly. I'm not sure what caused this issue, but I've just been avoiding it by shutting down instead of sleeping. Not sure if this has anything to do with it, or if the restart was interrupted by an unexpected shutdown. 

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Dear Members,I am in trouble with my  Idea Pad Z570: I bought it couple of years ago running Windows 7. During the years of usage I had no trouble at all. With Windows 10 beeing released, I upgraded and it starts to make a lot of troubles: Bluescreen directly after boot or sign in, no WiFi, ... all the known stuff. So I decided last week to downgrade to Windows 7. But now, I am even in a bigger trouble:I tried to boot the Windows 7 from DVD and it crashed into Bluescreen saying: Windows Error 0xc0000225Restarting is not helping. So, i tried to go into BIOS to boot from another device,but I do not even get to BIOS or UEFI. So, thats a kind of Deadlock: I cannot boot from Harddisk because Windows Error 0xc0000225 appears and I cannot get into BIOS & UEFI because the Windows error 0xc0000225 comes before getting to BIOS. Hope this description of my current situation is understandable and you guys have a lot of ideas how to fix it. Thanks!TheGooner

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Hi,  My ~3 year old ideapad purchased from Newegg seems to have gone south. I have Windows 8.1 installed. Last night I shut it off to bring it to class and when I got to class and tried to boot up, it wouldn't finish starting up, would sit at the logo screen for about 30 seconds before shutting down and starting over. The fans power up like it is going to start. It repeats this loop indefinitely. I tried holding the reset button next to the charger port and still nothing.  Suggestions?  Thanks 

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If you have a z570 you'll know that they have a switchable graphic system controlled by a switch at the front of the laptop. However, after a repair by KNOWHOW, this switch is gone - they replaced the base plate obviously with the wrong model parts. Is there any way I can bypass this switch and enable my Nvidia card manually? At the moment it's greyed out in the control panel and I can't use it to play any games.This laptop used to have the switch. The Nvidia card in question is GT520M

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I have an older Ideapad z570, it made a popping sound and it won't power up now either.  I ordered a replacement adapter from lenovo thinking that was the issue as the light on the adapter was not coming on when it was plugged in.
 
After reading some of these boards, it appears I might have an issue with the mother board.  I would like to see abou getting it replaced, but there are no repair centers close to me, and I cannot find any information on Lenovo's webiste as to who I can contact or where I can send it.
And information to this end would  be greatly appreciated.  Sorry to tack on to this thread, but seemed silly to create another one for the same issue.
 
Thanks,
 
Mod's Edit: Since your issue involves a different model it was moved to its own thread in the correct forum in the Lenovo Z series notebook.
 
 

A:Lenovo ideapad Z570 wont turn on! Nothing works!!

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of the problem you are experiencing.  You can contact Lenovo Support at the phone number I have listed below or visit a local Best Buy store.  Most Best Buys are authorized Lenovo repair centers and they should be able to assist you.  Since your warranty is probably expired,  you can also take your laptop to any repair center that a friend or family member may recommend.
 
Lenovo Support - USA1-877-453-668624 hours a day 7 days / week

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Couple days ago, my hard drive went bad and I installed new hard drive and Windows 10. In addition, I try to update BIOS to the latest software (45CN38WW.exe) but during update the BIOS program froze. I kept the laptop on overnight but it did not finish, so I was forced to restart Windows. Now laptop turns on but no video on LCD. I know there is a special process to recover corrupt BIOS, with USB drive and some ?Fn? keys. I will appreciate any help, thanks in advance.

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My Windows 7 basically blew up and is no longer working. I tried a one-key recovery as well which utterly failed. As a last resort I tried using Windows 7 recovery disks sent by Lenovo. There are 4 disks 1,2,3, and an additional disk. Everything seemed to be going somewhat smoothly, although slow up until disk 3. The screen shows


"Current Item: ApplyOs" "Recover process is running please don't remove your power adapter."

It's been like this for days. The blue bar load bar under it seems to still be running. Tried again, this time with 4 different disks sent by Lenovo. The first 3 disks went a bit faster, but the end result was still the same, getting stuck on "ApplyOs". Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 Windows 7 Recovery Disks will not work

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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Hi all, Am looking to reinstall the OS for an old Lenovo IdeaPad for a friend of the family. But it is an old installation, and, when I try to download the ISO from Windows using the product key and S/N, I'm told: "the product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer." When I go to Lenovo, the customer support number did not call me back. Looking through the docs, I am less optimistic that there is a supported way to do this. Has anyone gone through this and can offer any advice? Thank you,Patty

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Hi all, Am looking to reinstall the OS for an old Lenovo IdeaPad for a friend of the family. But it is an old installation, and, when I try to download the ISO from Windows using the product key and S/N, I'm told: "the product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer." When I go to Lenovo, the customer support number did not call me back. Looking through the docs, I am less optimistic that there is a supported way to do this. Has anyone gone through this and can offer any advice? Thank you,Patty

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

























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Hi guys, I'm dealing with a problem which is currently (but I sincerely hope, not permanently) rendering my G700 useless.When I attempt to boot my PC it freezes at the Lenovo splash screen. I've waited ample amount of time but nothing appears to happen. One time I waited and managed to get into a Windows troubleshooting menu where I attempted to wipe the PC and start fresh, but this also froze at the lenovo screen soon after. Pressing the Novo button gives me 4 options but it appears to freeze, not allowing me to scroll through the options, or press enter. If I remove the harddrive it tells me to insert media and press OK, but once again, it appears to freeze as pressing enter doesn't do anything. I've tried booting from a USB stick but can't seem to get into any setting which would allow me to do this.I Removed DVD drive as I read on this forum that it was an issue with different Lenovo laptops, and since I don't use it anyway, decided to give it a go, but unfortunately nothing changed :-( If any kind soul could advise me with what I could possibly do, it be would be greatly appreciated as I'm dreading the thought of having to purchase a new laptop. Thanks :-)

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Hello everyone. I've been given a Lenovo Z570 laptop with little background information other than the fact that it refuses to boot. A clean install is not an option at this point due to the personal information on the laptop. When I turn on the laptop, it displays the Lenovo sign, then boots into a screen that says Windows Error Recovery. I've been working through the troubleshooting guide here with little to no luck. Here is what I encountered on each step:

1. Using "Last Known Good Configuration" results in a black screen that does not go away or change.

2. Using "Repair your computer" under Advanced Boot Options leads to a black screen. If I try using a Windows installation disk, the screen hangs on the initial "Setup is starting" screen indefinitely. Using a repair disk gets farther- it lets me choose some settings, but then hangs on a screen that says "Searching for Windows Installations". I'm not sure what a UEFI install is but I assume my hard disk is not UEFI because I did not see any options in the BIOS

Edit: I'm sure that the installation disk is not corrupted: tried running it in another Windows 7 laptop and it loaded without problems.

3. The hard drive is still detected in BIOS set up

4. Trying the System Restore leads to a black screen

5. As mentioned above, the repair disk hangs on "Searching for Windows Installations"

7. Booting into Safe Mode with Networking leads to a black screen

8. Not available,... Read more

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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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Im sure this is a common issue but my programs in Windows 7 will not open after initial start up. The computer boots up into Windows 7 just fine and everything appears in order. However, if I open any program such as Google chrome or a game, it will not open at all and does not display an error message. Sometimes if I quickly open a program while the computer is still opening programs, it may open briefly but sometimes freeze. I am assuming it is a conflicting driver issue or program but no new hardware was installed.
This recently all started happening for no real reason as I had not downloaded or installed any hardware or programs when this happened.
 
Everything seems to work better in safe mode (although occasionally, some programs will also not boot up). I've tried all the usual options such as a clean boot (did not work at all), system restore (also didn't solve the issue), tried Repair in the boot up, tried opening msconfig, and also tried running Malwarebytes and anti-virus software in safe mode and so far nothing has been detected.
Im not sure if it is a driver issue as everything seems updated and the laptop is relatively new and hardly ever used with only a few installed programs since its purchase. I am running the laptop just fine in safe mode for the most part and can figure out what to do next.
Also, since the laptop was store bought, I don't have a Windows 7 install disc to re-install Windows. It was preloaded.
 
Im all out of options at this point. ... Read more

A:Lenovo ideapad Laptop: Programs not opening up after start up.

Hi EAmo25 May I ask if this thread is related or the same with the computer being posted here? If not, Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.

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My son accidentally got his leg caught in the cord of his laptop when he got up and the laptop  fell approximately 2 feet to the tile floor.  It boots up but stays on the Lenovo splash screen.  If I go into the BIOS and select System Recovery it goes through the "Loading files..." process, the Lenovo splash screen appears with the dots going in a circle but, then after about 2 minutes of that the screen just goes black.  If I tilt the screen forward or back I can tell it is still backlit just with nothing to display.  Anything we can try?

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New Yoga 700-141SK: Ran the Lenovo Support Center Hardware Scan and the Video Card Mathematical Operations Test has failed rendering the Report: WVC007002-UL7BPL. Is there a tried and proven solution out there? I have had a look at the solutions on the forum and am not satisfied that the solutions offered prove that the problem has been resolved. It is reasonable to expect Lenovo to make available a solution as a matter of course instead of end-users of "afflicted" Lenovo devices having to request/search for a solution(s).

























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Does anyone know the functions of the Lenovo Utility app? I am aware that it flashes up with an on screen symbol when the caps lock or num lock is pressed but what else can it do? I only ask as I want to disable it in order to stop the on screen notification that caps lock is on from appearing everytime I press the key. However I read somewhere that the app also handles the battery management and don't want to disable it if it will harm my pc. When I go into details in task manager it just appears as Lenovo Utility. So can I safley diable it? or will it cause an issue? Thanks   

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I need help and suggestions on what to do with this black screen crisis. Mine is a little different that others. so sorry if this is a repeated thread. ive looked everywhere, and no one has the issue when they have dual boot.

laptop description:
I have dual boot on my laptop with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and windows 7 home premium 64 bit. the home premium came pre installed on the laptop and the ultimate version i installed later dual boot (i needed some capabilities that home premium doesn't have).

Problem: I cannot see anything on my screen after windows logo while booting up my laptop bcz of the black screen after the windows logo. When i boot into WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM. i hear windows logon screen notification noise but see nothing! oddly enough even my built in webcam logs me in with VeriFace software with my face, passwordless! ALSO my laptop boots fine with windows 7 ultimate and i can see everything, and it works great! i need the other version to WORK cause my life is in that other version of windows. i cannot factory restore!!!

What i have tried: the keyboard is also unresponsive, bcz i held down a bunch of keys to see if it makes the beep noise. I closed the laptop lid to see if it goes into hibernation and waited 3 mins to see if it still does, so that when i open it i can see everything (it has worked before). nothing. i rebooted a bunch of times even with a second screen attached, tried to guess switch into projector mode with my function key and switch s... Read more

A:Lenovo Ideapad Y560 "black screen in boot up after windows 7 logo"

Sounds like a corrupted file system, so try running chkdsk.

How to run System File Checker (SFC) or chkdsk from the Recovery ConsoleBoot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C and click Next
At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
Run SFC or chkdskIf you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)
For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above).

Let either run to completion undisturbed.

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Hey everyone. Basically I had installed windows 10 and was stuck on the screen with the spinning dots. I ended up getting in stuck in the "preparing to fix windows" problem. So I just reinstalled Windows 7 using (I think?) the backup. I dont have a windows 7 disk. Well it worked perfectly and then I turned it off to go to bed. The next day it wont get past the lenovo screen that starts immediately. it goes to a black page with a blinking typing indicator, but immediately restarts to the lenovo screen again. It never gets to the "preparing windows" stages. I tried looking it up and tried so many random things. Laptop: Lenovo thinkpad t-61 2gb of ram. Any help is greatly appreciated

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Hello, I need help on my Lenovo Companion app with it's dust removal option. I just bought my Lenovo ideapad 700 for a week now. Previously I had the dust removal option in the Lenovo Quick Optimizer widget on taskbar. After I turned it on, the option never existed anymore in the quick widget and even in Lenovo Companion app itself. Would really love to see this feature again in my new laptop.

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Hello, I need help on my Lenovo Companion app with it's dust removal option.
 
I just bought my Lenovo ideapad 700 for a week now.
 
Previously I had the dust removal option in the Lenovo Quick Optimizer widget on taskbar.
 
After I turned it on, the option never existed anymore in the quick widget and even in Lenovo Companion app itself.
 
Would really love to see this feature again in my new laptop.
 
 
Moderator comment: Subject edited to match message text.

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Brand new Ideapad 150-151 KB twice in the last week thrown up blue message asking to boot from network instead of HD. Using recovery system checked all Bios settings , exited and saved correctly on Boot Menu goes to "Checking Media" and then does nothing.Any ideas what to do next ?

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My laptop showed a bluescreen earliert today " something went wrong" and then rebooted but hung up when the Lenovo Logo shows up. I tried to use the novo button to reach BIOS because three days ago I activated virtualization and thought maybe that causes trouble. However, when I pressed BIOS Setup, I got a black screen instead of BIOS and decided to turn it off after a while. Then I tried to get into BIOS again and it did not work anymore. I can't get in.  I can start the laptop, it shows the Logo, but that's it.  Tried all sorts of button-pressing without success. The only thing that changes something is ctrl+alt+del which makes the logo blink once and then it's back to being hung up.  Please- if anydbody has an idea, I don't wanna send it somewhere for two weeks and lose all my data.  Does anybody know if I lose warranty if I open it to safe my data btw? 

A:Lenovo Yoga 910 - crashed and does not boot properly

Hi ld4795, 
 
Greetings. 
 
Removing the hard drive for backup or even for upgrade should not void the warranty but it would still be best to call in technical support to inform them of your need to back up your files.
 
As you remove the hard drive, you can take the opportunity to perhaps remove the battery (AC charger unplugged) and press the power button to drain remaining flea power.
 
Connecting the charger without the battery and hard drive to press the Novo button (12 seconds) to turn on and access the BIOS menu can be done. Check if display for BIOS to appear so you may set it to defaults ( F9) and save and exit (F10).
 
You can confirm these steps with tech support as this would help them identify the point of failure and parts needed for service. Check on the hardware manual for disassembly guide likewise, the service module here for visual reference.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
Regards

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Hey guys,So I have a Lenovo z570, and I want to put an SSD in it. Is this possible? If not is there a way to do it like a removable hard drive or something? I play games like Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, and Trove. My laptop is pretty laggy when it comes to games and I thought an SSD would help. I'm not sure if this is the direct issue or maybe I need a better laptop.

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My son hit some key on my laptop that turned the screen dim and I have been unable to make it brighter. Device manager says the monitor and display drivers are up to date. The display says that the screen is at 100% brightness but brightness doesn't change when I change that. Windows 10.
 

A:Dim screen on Lenovo ideapad 500

Perhaps it would be helpful to add that on start-up it is always dim. It is not a case of starting bright and turning dim.
 

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Since you have to hunt around different Lenovo sites (and other sites) to find out about these softwares, I decided to make a post to get feedback from actual Yoga owners on how these programs interact, what they do, which ones are prerequisite, and which ones are unnecessary. Please don't take this as a blanket answer. This is just what I have found. It might be right - it might be wrong. I'm looking for others to post their experiences as well. Lenovo System Interface Foundation Driver - Necessary prerequisite (missing driver in device manager without it). It allows the Lenovo Utility and Lenovo Companion to work. Lenovo Yoga Mode Control - Necessary if you want to use your yoga to seemlessly change between all the different modes (laptop, tablet, tent, stand). This software is responsible for autorotating and putting Windows into tablet mode. Lenovo Utility - Recommended(?) This one I'm not too sure on. I remember that I was missing some function that I wanted but I can't remember what it was now. Maybe battery cycle count and health? Lenovo Companion - I don't have this one installed and don't think it's necessary but would like someone else to shed some light here.

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Had a user call saying their computer wouldn't turn on.  Got there and it was stuck at the lenovo splash screen as soon as it boots.  I've brought it back and have tried nearly everything.  There are no POST codes while it boots up either.  The following troubleshooting steps have been taken:Reseated RAMRemoved 1 stick of RAMRemoved both sticks of RAM (I get the no RAM sequence of beeps)Disconnected HDDDisconnected Disk DriveDisconnected both drives at the same time.Reseated all power connections on moboPulled out CMOS batteryHeld Power Button while power was unplugged and battery was removedI don't know if there's any more steps other than getting a new motherboard.  I know you can update the BIOS with a USB or CD.  But if I can't even get past that screen is it possible for me to flash or update my BIOS?  This is pretty much the screen i'm getting.  Nothing else other than "lenovo".  This is not my picture though, as I have an M82 here.


























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A:M82 won't get past black lenovo splash screen

Did you do a CMOS reset (move the CMOS jumper)?    See the BIOS update failure recovery procedure in the HMM.   I suggest you do the full BIOS recovery process. 

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My 7 Mo's old lenovo just stopped booting up all of a sudden yesterday. My IT guy  ran 15 hours of diagnostics and still can't tell if it is hardware or software related. He says to send it to lenovo  for service. I really want my hard drive data now. Has anyone had this problem saying "recovery.   Your PLC needs to be repaired" And the machine won't  boot up so no way to access anything in machine or on Internet. Any suggestions? I am never going to buy lenovo again. Bill


























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Hi guys, I recently bought an ideapad 700. However, when i shut down at night and try to boot up the next day it just goes to a blue-black screen. Then when i press the power button again it turns off. I have to turn it on and off about 3 times before it finally shows the lenovo boot screen and boots up. Anyone know how to fix this? Thanks

A:Lenovo ideapad 700 takes a few tries to boot

Hi Mark,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Please perform the below steps: 

Unplug AC adapter (remove from notebook).
Remove main battery
Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds (power drain)
Replace main battery
Replace AC adapter (plug into wall then notebook)

Let us know how you get on.
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
Tap that Kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Hey peeps, Ok so I have my Y700 for 5 months now.The laptop always had strange things like random BSODs, a squeaky hinge, keyboard randomly stops working, not getting past POST, most of those problems are solved by now but now I have a new problem which I  can't solve. Today when I pressed the on button on my laptop, it powered on just fine, but then nothing happened, just black screen, fans are running HDD is running (which weren't running the last time), just a black screen, I have tried force powering down and on several times, even holding the power button to reset something.Does anyone know what it coud be? 

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My 7 Mo's old lenovo just stopped booting up all of a sudden yesterday. My IT guy  ran 15 hours of diagnostics and still can't tell if it is hardware or software related. He says to send it to lenovo  for service. I really want my hard drive data now. Has anyone had this problem saying "recovery.   Your PLC needs to be repaired" And the machine won't  boot up so no way to access anything in machine or on Internet. Any suggestions? I am never going to buy lenovo again. Bill


























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A:Lenovo IdeaPad 700-15ISK Won't boot up

If that is a recent photo of you laptop in the BIOS, then that is a very good indication that the error is probably NOT hardware related, so sending it in to Lenovo would likely not resolve your problem.     Furthermore, the error you are seeing displayed is coming from the Window Operating system, and indicates that some important system files needed for Windows to start up properly are either missing or corrupted.     Typically such errors are not fatal, and can repaired or restored fairly easily by running Startup Repair, System Restore or running other recovery tools from within Window's Recovery Environment.  The last resort would be to backup any data you have stored on the SSD, and then Reset Windows to the default state or resetting the system to the factory default sate, all of which your IT person should be able to do. The error message usually would contain more information than just "Recovery  Your PLC needs to be repaired", so any additional 0x00000??? error codes or information you can provide would help direct you in the right direction.  Best of Luck, 

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So the laptop was running on Windows 8.1 and I did the upgrade to Windows 10.  But now it won't boot to Windows at all.  It's just stuck at the Lenovo boot screen.  Been like this for three days now.  Also I get the "Preparing Automatic Repair" occasionally on boot and I can get to the Windows 10 recovery screen, but I can't do System Restore or anything because I don't have a Windows login.I am starting to feel sick about any help would be appreciated.

A:Just got a Lenovo Y500 IdeaPad - won't boot to Win...

Use the novo button to see if you can get into recovery and do a fresh install but keeping personal files

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Hello Every one !I need some advice, I wish to upgrade my laptops hdd to ssd and i have selected samsung evo (850) 250 gb ssd.Now i am not sure wheather sata III is present on this laptop or not, Is there any way to find it ?second thing will i able to boot windows on ssd after cloning it from hdd, i saw this on many forums that after cloning windows doesn't boot or displays some error message.As of now windows 10 is there on my laptop. It came with windows 7 (OEM) but upgraded it to windows 10.Any suggestion would be highly appreciated ! 

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Hello Every one !I need some advice, I wish to upgrade my laptops hdd to ssd and i have selected samsung evo (850) 250 gb ssd.Now i am not sure wheather sata III is present on this laptop or not, Is there any way to find it ?second thing will i able to boot windows on ssd after cloning it from hdd, i saw this on many forums that after cloning windows doesn't boot or displays some error message.As of now windows 10 is there on my laptop. It came with windows 7 (OEM) but upgraded it to windows 10.Any suggestion would be highly appreciated ! 

A:Lenovo z570 upgrade to ssd

HI.A cloning data, does a hard drive is bootable, to make a bootable hard drive must reinstall the operating system: Reference, namely that working with Sata 3:http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for//ideapad-z570storage: SATA 3 - 6 Gb / s Regards.



Click on the star to say thanks.Please mark if it solves your problem.No work for LENOVO I volunteer.

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I HAD AN 3 YR OLD Z570 LENOVO , I HAD BUYIED IT WITH MINE FRIEND SAME DO SAME DT SAME MODEL
 
MINE LAPTOP IS IN PERFECT CONDITION  [ MECHANICALLY ] AND WAS WORKING FINE TILL AUGUST 2014 AS THE SYSTEM GOT SLOW AND IT BUFFERS AS THER MOUSE CRUSOR CIRCLES FOR HOURS IF ANY WORK IS TRIED ON THE SYSTEM OR COMMANDED MAKING IT  FUNCTION ANY WORK TIME CONSUMING TO IRRITATING FOR AN RESULTANT OUTPUT .
 
I TRIED MANY WAYS TO GET IT WORKING BUT 5 MONTH PASSED UNABLE.
 
MINE SYSTEM WAS HAVING :
 
ORIGINAL WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM VERSION AND ITS KEY IS WRITEN IN STICKER FORM ON THE LAPTOP BACK SIDE .
 
IT HAD 4 GB RAM
 
750 GB HARD DISK
 
MACFEE TOTAL SECURITY 2015 ORIGINAL
 
EVERYTHING IS IN GOOD CONDITION .
 
I TRIED SYTEM RECOVERY DISC WHICH HAD 2 RECOVERY DISC AND THIRD SYTEM DRIVER DISK OF THE FACTORY SOFTWARE INSTALLED  BUT TO MINE BAD LUCK THE RECOVERY FIRST DVD [ DISK ] WAS BROKEN AND THE DVD ROOM DOESN'T DETECT IT ..
 
OUT OF FRUSTRATION I DELETED THE WHOLE HARD DIRIVE 750 GB EVEN THE C DRIVE [ ALONG WITH OEM ETC OF LENOVO CREATED IN AN DRIVE ETC ]USING AN PIRATE WINDOW LIVE 7 MAINTANCE BOX CD 2010 I HAD...AS ME AN MCSE ENGINEER WITH KNOWLEDGE OF CCNA  ETC ...AN FREELANCER ..ALONG WITH PRESENT AN STUDENT IN GRADUATION STREAM .
 
BUT HAVEN'T EVER GONE OR DONE AS SUCH IN LAPTOP BUT CPU FROM YEARS .....AS POOR  & DOESN'T HAVE SOURCE RESOURCE ' RISK ' AND HAD PURCHASE THE SYTEM FROM VERY HARD EARNIN... Read more

A:LAPTOP Z570 LENOVO

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR WINDOWS DISC IS BROKEN AND YOU FORMATTED THE FACTORY RESTORE PARTITION?
WITHOUT THOSE YOU CANNOT GET THE LAPTOP BACK TO THE ORIGINAL CONDITION, WITH WINDOWS INSTALLED.
 
AS FAR AS PIRATE WINDOWS GOES, no one will help you with that on this forum it is against the rules here for obvious reasons.
 
MY THOUGHTS: 2 Choices: 1. buy WINDOWS. or  2. TRY mint linux http://linuxmint.com/

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My windows 8 in my lenovo Ideapad z570 got some crash after install the "Energy Management".
When I run any apps (IE 10, Weather, ...) in Metro, it close and I can't do anything. Please help

A:Need help with Lenovo Z570-1024

Welcome to EightForums khainguyen97

I can only suggest is to Restore Factory Default Setting to remove W8 OS and re-install in a partition drive. You can check the official website of lenovo to get information or call the re-seller of lenovo laptop and ask them on how you can restore the previous OS.

Once you are done with the Factory Default Setting use this guide as DUAL Boot Clean Install - Windows 8 or Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk to install W8 and run properly. Or if you like to remove the default OS of your laptop use this http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html but I prefer the clean installation in a partition drive, once you got in trouble of W8 you can use your previous OS.

Let us know once you made it.

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Hi guys! Want to upgrade my old Lenvo Z570am CPU: CPU Type Mobile DualCore Intel Core i3-2330M, 2200 MHz (22 x 100)MB:Bus Type Dual DDR3 SDRAMBus Width 128-bitDRAM:FSB Ratio 20:3Real Clock 667 MHz (DDR)Effective Clock 1333 MHzBandwidth 21333 MB/s Module Name Kingston 9905428-056.A00GSerial Number 54369B43h (1134245460)Manufacture Date Week 47 / 2011Module Size 4 GB (2 ranks, 8 banks)Module Type SO-DIMMMemory Type DDR3 SDRAMMemory Speed DDR3-1333 (667 MHz)Module Width 64 bitModule Voltage 1.5 VError Detection Method NoneRefresh Rate Normal (7.8 us) Can I bought 2x8 GB DDR3 or DDR4 (better option) to upgrade my old laptop 1?1.5 V or 1.35 V is it ok too?

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