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Y510P SSD boot fail and refusal to boot into BIOS

Q: Y510P SSD boot fail and refusal to boot into BIOS

My story: The hard drive failed in my Y510P a few weeks ago, so I installed a 512 GB M.2 NGFF ZTC SSD. (I bought the SSD a few months ago when hard drive first had symptoms, but then held off installing it due to lack of time and because HD passed diagnostic tests with no apparent problems). Anyway, after the HD finally failed, I found I could boot it to BIOS and see the hard drive information, even though I couldn't boot the HD. I originally had Windows 8.1, but had upgraded to Windows 10. Prior to upgrading to Windows 10, I had backed up the recovery partition to a USB drive. After physically installing the SSD, I tried using this recovery USB to clean install Windows 8.1 to the SSD (thinking Windows would then prompt me to upgrade to Windows 10 again), but the recovery software was unable to do that (so what good is the recovery software if it cannot deal with a catastrophic HD failure?). Not that I wanted to go back to Windows 8.1 again, but I am really surprised it was basically useless under circumstances it might really be needed. I was just trying to use it as a stepping stone in the recovery process. So next, with a little searching, I found I could download a Windows 10 installer directly from Microsoft. I did that and it installed Windows 10 without any trouble. Yesterday morning, I found that my Y510P would not boot the new drive. It would display the Lenovo logo, but no progress / wait circle thing. The only issues I had observed prior to that was that some programs (like watching a video) would quit unexpectedly with no dialogue or anything. What really surprised me was that I could not get into the BIOS no matter what I tried. Specifically, I did a cold reboot while pressing <Fn> F2 (which had worked fine just a few weeks ago). I also tried booting without the battery. And I removed a second hard drive. No luck. I finally swapped the two 8 GB memory boards and also took the SSD out and put it back. Then I had success. It booted into Windows with no problems. I backed up my data and finally rebooted again with no problem. My guess is that the SSD connection had some kind of an issue (contact resistance?) and needed to be re-seated. I will note that I the SSD did not come with a screw to secure it, so I had to find one (I used a spare WiFi card screw). The screw holds the SSD card in place, but does not quite contact the card (There is a tiny amount of "play." Is this normal and acceptable?). I have not yet tried to access the BIOS again, but am really puzzled that I could not get into it when I needed to. Any thoughts, anybody? The NOVO button approach did not work, but I did not expect it to since there is no longer a recover partition available (on the new SSD). I am wondering if people bother reinstalling the recovery partition stuff in my situation (I wouldn't know how to do that without doing some research). Any comments? Thanks in advance!

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Lenovo Y510P laptop running Windows 8.1 64-bit, doesn't boot and can't access anything even BIOS.Specification:RAM 16 GbReplaced HDD to SSD Symptom : the screen doesn't show anything at all after turn on and computer no boot even leave it like that in the whole night. No blinking, no beeping, nothing! There is beeping when plug or remove the adapter (It never beeping like this before). What I have done for troubleshooting: - Disconnect all power >> Remove Battery >> Hold power button for 1 min >> Connect everything back >> Start laptop - Open Laptop >> remove SSD >> Try to start the laptop - Connect SSD to another laptop >> checking the SSD (nothing found anything wrong) - Disconnect all power >> Remove Battery for 24 hours - Connect to other screen via VGA port >> Fn + toggle screen  - Connect to other screen via HDMI port >> Fn + toggle screen - Connect SSD to another slot (use Hard drive caddy bay) - Random press repeatedly any F keys All above didn't work at all. My screen still show nothing and laptop still doesn't boot.I have no idea to do next. Anyone have found this issue? Could you help? Thanks,Silverdraft 

A:Y510p doesn't boot and can't access anything even BIOS

What happen if you put back the hdd and remove the ssd?

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I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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I have a Toshiba Satelite PRO 4300 that will not boot up. It displays a screen that has a graphical moon and sun seperated by a bar graph type box. There is no indication of a bios screen on power up. The LEDs initialize as expected. It will not even recognize a floppy disk after the drive does a seek at power up.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:Boot fail, NO BIOS SCREEN?

sounds like a power issue

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I first tried to install Windows 10 to a new ssd in a system with a hard drive that already has windows 8.1 on it. After the install it booted to the flash drive that had the install on it again. I removed that and it failed to boot. I cannot select the ssd in the boot device menu so I choose the hard disk. Sometimes it gives a black screen with text, and other times it says windows needs to be repaired and lets me choose windows 8.1 or 10. I then tried to install windows 10 on the hard drive and now that won 't boot either. I've tried resetting the pc in windows recovery, and that doesn't work, nearly all of the features for repair your pc in the install media, but nothing. Now I'm going to put 8.1 back on the hard drive and try to upgrade from that and then clean install over the new install of windows 10 upgrade. Does anyone have any suggestions before I do that?

A:Refusal to boot

Although that sounds like the hard way, it might actually be the best way. Good luck.

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OS: windows 7 64 home premium
CPU: i7 3770
HDD: Seagate 2TB
RAM: kingston hyperX 16 gb

alright, so i had an issue with deleting a steam folder that was corrupted. after googling a while i learned i should run chkdsk (checkdisk) when you rightclick on your hdd 'properties, under tools tab' etc.

so after that i just rebooted my pc and everything was normal, i could delete the folder. then i got a few windows updates, which i just ran. and rebooted normally. after a while, surfing a bit, then playing a videogame, my computer just crashed with bluescreen.

ever since then i couldnt boot up my pc normally again.
i do manage to get the BIOS screen, then the windows logo 'loading', but then it just gets me a blue screen again.

so the errors on the blue screen im getting is:

and something along these lines:
STOP: 0x0000007E
(0xFFFFFFFFC000000S , 0xFFFFF88000E0DE3A, 0XFFFFF880009A8B78, 0xFFFFF880009A83D0)
wdf01000.sys - Adress FFFFF88000E0DE3A

it might be worth mentioning i had intel rapid storage techonlogy, which uses an ssd for caching. i thought this was the problem, and removed the ssd but no results.

I've tried some system recovery methods, like the bootup autofixer or system restore point but they failed aswell.

after reading something about MBR: ' bootrec.exe /FixMbr '
(source:How to Fix Windows 7 When It Fails to Boot)
i decided to give that a try.

i managed to get back to my de... Read more

A:windows boot fail, can only enter BIOS

Hi qzysc2 welcome to SevenForums

Lets try this

You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE

Download the Tool from a non infected PC

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Choose one that goes with your OS bit version . Save the file to a USB Flash drive

32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64

Click the button and right-click Computer .Select Properties . Look for System Type: which will say 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System

Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next. ... Read more

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Hi - I have a G81915P Duo Pro mobo, XP and Vista on separate drives. I was (happily!) changing the boot order to select the OS. Then I increased (exchanged) my ram from 1GB to 2GB. The bios saw the new ram but XP sys info did not. It was recommended that I update my bios. So I went from F1 thru F3, F5 to F6. After each change I booted in bios fail-safe to XP. I did not notice that my Vista drive (IDE under a sata controller) was not shown in the boot up sequence selection.
So then I changed bios settings back to my original ones, saw my other IDE drives and booted into Vista.
Now I can only boot to XP by resetting my bios to 'failsafe' and to Vista by changing any bios setting. All very irritating!!
I have changed my bios back to F1 but it makes no difference.
Any ideas? TKIA

A:bios 'load fail-safe' needed to boot to HDD

Put back the latest BIOS version.

Start applying your own BIOS settings and see exactly which setting makes XP unbootable.

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The Lenovo software program recommended a updating the BIOS. I ran it. It flashed the drive and then I got a failure message.   The Flex 5 has not been able to start since and ends with Windows 10 blue screen of death saying it can't find boot device.In the BIOS it shows hard disk 1 as the SSD drive that I need to boot to and hard disk 2 the HHD drive for storage.   In the boot manager all I see is the HHD drive.   The SSD drive which has the bootloader is not listed as an option.   I think my BIOS got messed up after the faield update.  I can get to the Windows 10 recovery/restore tools.  Can the BIOS be restored or reinstalled from the command prompt?    Any ideas on how to make the BIOS recognize the SSD drive in the boot manager?

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my emachines netbook 350 would not boot after bios update . i dont know how to recover bios . can any 0ne help me pl.

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I had a very strange situation develop this am. I?m running a machine I built last year, and it has been solid in its performance.

The key elements which might be involved here are

Four 400 GB WD SATA drives
2048 MB of RAM
Two Plextor PX-716A 16X dual layer DVD drives
Asus A8N-SLI mobo
Windows XP - latest SP, and all current patches

When I tried to boot up, the boot failed, with the message

?Disk boot failure - insert system disk?

I retried several times, and the same message appeared. The boot order I set up in the BIOS is for one optical drive which is my ?H? drive first, Hard Drive next, and removable drive, which is my floppy drive 3rd, with the 4th choice disabled.

I booted up via my Knoppix CD, to look things over, and all the hard drives were displayed, in apparent good working order.

So, I assumed that some ?catastrophe? had occurred on my C drive, involving the OS files.

I then booted up via my Acronis True Image CD, and restored a recent image of my C drive, from the F drive, which is one of the storage places I use for such images.

Shortly after, the restoration was completed, and I dismissed True Image, and the system then booted up. All then seemed well.

To check things out, I then shut down, and rebooted, with nothing in the CD drives. The machine again came up with a message stating ?Disk boot failure - insert system disk?.

In the course of trying to find out what was going on, I reinserted the True Image CD. When the progr... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Weird refusal to boot

Hi Bocaire,

Is it easy for you to uncouple the 3 SATAs (leave the "C" connected), and also disconnect the optical?

Then first boot into BIOS and see whether the disk is available in BIOS.

Next try to boot from it. If this doesn't work, then the next thing is running FIXMBR and FIXBOOT from Windows XP installation CD (which I hope you have, and I don't mean a recovery CD from the manufacturer of the PC!) through the recovery console

At this point I'd like to hear from you how things went on your end. Depending on that we will continue (if necessary!)

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I have tried to boot into normal mode and it starts but then freezes on the Windows logo, I have also tried last good configuration with the same effect, after this I tried all the versions of safe mode and every single one hangs when loading the drivers; as a result, I decided to try a system repair from disk, I boot from the CD and it loads files and then......it also hangs on the Windows logo......I have no clue what is going on/happening. I need help

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Refusal to Boot

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Hello. My aspire 4752g wont boot after the bios update was interrupted. I just finished formatting my laptop and decided to reinstall the drivers but ended up i flashed the bios instead. As i was updating the bios, it stays in "blank screen" for quite a long time and i was so worried that i decided to force shutdown the laptop. When i try to boot it again, it stays in 'blank screen' with power indicator on and fan running. Are there any solution for my problem? Pls help me. Im using windows 7 home premium with 4GB x 2 sticks of RAM installed. Thank you in advance.

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Hi guys,My lenovo 320s 14IKB - 81BN, boot fail after bios update 4QCN43WW, I'll apreciate if someone knew, where can i get the previous bios version 4QCN35WW.exe file ..Many thanks 

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I have went into the bios settings and have changed it to legacy support legacy first , but it doesnt work, it actually makes it worse. I'm not sure what to do. Computer was bought 2 months ago.

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Hi there,

I've recently built a new rig and I've had continuous problems trying to boot. I have two HDDs and one SDD. It seems when the two HDDs are plugged in, i can sometimes boot ok, and most times i get:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

Status: 0xc000000e

Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible


Please select a boot device, or something to the affect.

I've updated to the latest bios on my new mobo ( Gigabyte z97x SOC Force ) and ive done a fresh install of windows several times on the SDD. I also ran crystal disk to check health on the SDD and it came back healthy.

It seems mostly my boot problems are linked to plugging in the two other HDDs, though I've no idea why this would be, and how to fix it? Is it a motherboard problem or a HDD problem?

Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Windows boot fail: Boot selection failed because a required device is


Please post a screenshot of "Disk Management" as per this guide - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

( Make sure all disks are plugged ).

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Hi i want to duel boot windows 7 and windows 8.1...i have a 240gb ssd with windows 7 already installed on it....i also have a 2tb storage hardrive and i use this for storage..btw this hardrive did have my windows 7 on it untill i bought the ssd then i ported windows 7 on to the ssd using Paragon Migrate OS to SSD...then i formatted the 2tb drive and have it as a storage drive now.

Ok so my problem is when i split my 2tb storage drive into 2 partitions using AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition ("i intend to use the one partition of about 750gb for windows 8.1") ..however my computer will not boot anymore? i get a Status Oxc0000225 The boot selection failed....i belive this is because the storage drive still has the mbr on it from when it had windows 7 on it...in fact i know it is still on there but i dont know how to delete the mbr from the storage drive???

If i split the storage drive into 2 partitions the computer will not boot....if i disconnect the storage drive and boot with only the ssd it will boot again my pc boots again....also if i rejoin the storage drive back to one partition and reconnect it..it boot fine with it connected again....so there for some reason windows on C drive does not like my storage drive having a different size or being 2 partitions and it appears it needs some information from the storage drive if conceted to be able to have successful boot??... could this have something with the old MBR on my storage drive from when windows 7... Read more

A:Oxc0000225 boot fail after resizing storage drive want to duel boot

Can i delete the mbr from the storage drive


does my storage drive need an mbr?


and can i ever restore that drive back to a primary drive?

yes make sure none of the volumes on it are marked active

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hello Every one

Over last week i had problem in my Windows7 to boot
I get Over than 20minute to boot (Repair/Formate Or normal boot or in CD)
despite my config :
Os : Windows Xp
CPU : Core2Duo e4600
Gpu : Nvidia Ge Force 9500GT
Ram : 2go

sorry for my bad language
and thanks you for your help

A:Fail boot in Windows7 (repaire or any boot)

So, you have a Windows 7 disk and when you place it in the disk drive it takes a while. It's relatively normal for disks.
Once it's installed the boot times will be much much much less.

What are you trying to do? You want to install it over the current Windows XP?

How much time does it take to get you to the screen where you choose the language? Can you proceed?

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Friend of mine gave me her Acer Aspire 5742z-4813 because it fails to boot and eventually asks to repair, which it doesn't. Can't enter safe-mode, either.

Only thing she's said is that her daughter installed Norton 360 a few days before it crashed.

Things I've tried:

At command prompt, ran the following with no effect: bootrec.exe /FixMbr, bootrec.exe /FixBoot, bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd, chkdsk /f E:, and finally chkskd /f /r /x.

I also entered BIOS and changed HDD mode to IDE from ACHI. No joy.

Thanks in advance, guys.

A:[SOLVED] Win7 Fail to Boot, Fail to Repair

Test the HDD, download the ISO image for Seatools in my signature, burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature, boot off of the newly created CD and run the Short and Long tests on the drive. If either test fails, the HDD needs to be replaced.

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Hi guys, I'm having troubling booting my laptop after attemping to format using OKR.I'm wondering if you guys can help me out..For your information, my lenovo y510p is 1TB + 8gb ssd (hybrid). It doesn't have m2 ssd card. It only has one 2.5" hdd.  So here's what happened: 1. I tried formatting windows using OKR because i noticed that my disk usage is 100% recently although im not running anything on my labtop. 2. After OKR recovery process,  my laptop gets stuck at the lenovo loading screen (the computer will just stay at that screen forever). It won't boot. 3. After turning it on/off a couple times, it gave me blue screen of death with the error code 0xc0000001.Up this point I thought the cause of the problem was fauly hdd. 4. I tried clicking the novo button to try system recovery. After attempting recovery, the messsage told me me "OneKeyRecovery partition has damaged, so do not launch the main applications."  I dont know how to fix this issue. At this point, I am thinking about just buying a 2.5" SSD and windows 10 with retail key, and fresh install windows on the new ssd. Will this cause any trouble? (ex. do I need to twick the bios setting in order to do this?)  Are there any cons to fresh installing retail windows on new ssd? Please help. Thank you.  

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I was playing a couple days ago, and my game froze (as it?s been doing lately) upon forcibly ending the game my whole computer froze. When I restarted the computer, I entered the boot loop. What happens in the boot loop is my keyboard and power butto lights up, and the screen turns on. Top left of the screen a little square similar to the cursor of a command prompt sometimes appears before immediately disappearing and displaying ?Lenovo.? Around 40 seconds later the computer turns off, and turns itself back on displaying ?Lenovo? and the process repeats indefinetly. Aside from the one game freezing often, I have experienced no issues lately aside from possible performance issues in games. I have made no upgrades in more than a year, aside from a headphone driver, and have never had this happen before.To the best of my knowledge seeing as I can?t run the computer I have default product parts, while upgrading the hardrive to ssd, and changing (4+2) ram to (4+8). My ultrabay is using a second gpu (GT750M5) and I am running windows 10. I have made multiple attempts to diagnose the problem. Since the reboot loop happened immediately after I restarted it from a freeze, I didn?t think it was hardware, but I checked anyway. I drained the leftover power by holding the power button with the battery and AC adapter removed, I removed the Ultrabay GPU, I reset both sticks of RAM, and the SSD. I also tested each ram stick individually with the gpu removed, and ... Read more

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During the holidays my laptop started to slow down in its performance. I backed up all my files and decided to recover my laptop to its initial status with OKR from within Windows as I already did in the past. After OKR finished its job (took around 1 hour) and the laptop started to boot I got a black screen saying: "EFI network 0 for IPv4 boot failed" (fig.1)  and after hitting OK another one saying "EFI network 0 for IPv6 boot failed" (fig.2). Then the laptop get back into OKR menu (fig.3) and offered me to restore again from initial backup or restore from user's backup (not possible) so I ran the OKR once more thought it would fix the problem with booting. It didn't make any difference and the laptop is still stuck in loop, not able to boot normally.
I do not think HDD is the problem, the BIOS is detecting two HDDs (fig.3). I even tried to change BIOS settings to boot only in legacy mode but that doesn't work too.
I am able to use the NOVO BUTON to get into NOVO MENU so I could get into safe mode where I got the copy error message about not having enough space on the X: partition (fig.4) , where some file called wsvd.sys should be copied. I can then browse through file explorer and see that the X partition does not have enough space (fig.5) and it has only few megabytes. I am not able to run any software in the safe mode as it get stuck in the error message and doesn't allow me to skip copying of the file.
I didn'... Read more

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Hello everyone,  I bought a y510p about two years ago and for the first year it worked flawlessly then one day it wouldnt start up. What would happen is it would try and boot up and show the Lenovo message then go into the novo boot menu and after 1-2 in that menu it would crash no matter what option was chosen and would keep doing it over and over. It also would only do it if the A/C cord was NOT plugged in. If A/C power was plugged in it wouldnt start at all. I gave up on it for about 9 month and it sat in my closet About 3 days ago i tried it again and it booted up fine no problem, did windows updates, restarted multiple times and no problems until today where it shut down and reverted back to what it did before. Any ideas? I am stumped and believe there might still be life in it.  Thanks! 

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My new Lenovo T570 always fail to boot/startup normally. When i press the power button to start the laptop, it will display a page showing the following: "Lenovo", "if you want to interrupt normal startup, press enter". This page will remain displayed permanently. This problem was noticed few days after i launched the laptop. I thought it would resolve on its own but it became worse. Now when i pres the power button, it will either display the above page or it will show the boot menu/app menu page. Please what might be the cause and the possible solution?. Thanks. 

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Hello! Well, i own a Y510p. 1080p, single GPU and 8gb ram version, if it helps. Time ago I decided to install Ubuntu on a second partition, because of reasons. Using an Ubuntu .ISO the instalation worked flawlesly, but after a while the computer catched a nasty error. Whenever using Windows (both in 8.1 and 10), the computer would randomly get a BSOD. Sometimes it didn't happened in a week, sometimes it happened twice a day. It was pretty random, i was unable to figure out any pattern. Even the problem would change, from some kernel error to some critical process thing. Sadly, I don't remember the exact error. But everytime, the computer would try to boot via IPv4 and get stuck in there. One reset and working again. As you can see, it sucked, but I could live with it. I eventually had an unrelated problem with the pc and decided to format the whole thing. I kept Ubuntu and just installed Windows 8 again, the unrelated problem was solved but the BSOD thing was still there. And one more time, I had another unrelated problem that lead me to format the computer. Again. Because I wasn't using Ubuntu that much anymore, I decided to combine the partitions again for Windows. And voila, BSOD error is gone! Well, now I want to install Ubuntu again. Well, I mostly have to install Ubuntu because the programming course that I'm taking assumes that everyone is a good person with a proper Ubuntu instalation in their systems. I mean, I can live without it (and pass the course)... Read more

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Hi, i have a Lenovo Ideapad Y510p for about 3 years now. Never had any problems, but today upon returning to my computer, i tried to boot it up, pressing the on button, but nothnig happened. Then i unpluged the charging cable and the computer seem to start up, it brought up the Lenovo logo, then it went straight to Novo button menu, and then everything went black and the computer started booting up on lenovo logo and back to the novo button menu, and it goes on and on, and nothing changes. I had one  chance in the novo button menu, to press Normal startup, and it brought up the automatic repair, and then again it went into the loop cycle again... And the second i connect the power cable to the computer it just shuts down, and doesn't turn on. Have no idea where to start or how to fix this.

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Hi so my reason for the dual boot is because some games have stopped working on 10 and apparently 7 due to some services are no longer there which are better for secuity. first of all i had a problem with it not knowing my pc hardware configuration i got round this using xp pro x64 disc which i got on ebay. now i get a blue screen (0x000000A5) i've tried changing everything in bios to see if it makes it work but no luck, ive got really stuck with this problem ive got the latest bios. images below are my blue screen and bios. thanks james Preview attachment IMG_0407.JPG  IMG_0407.JPG973 KB   Preview attachment IMG_0409.JPG  IMG_0409.JPG782 KB  Preview attachment IMG_0410.JPG  IMG_0410.JPG718 KB Preview attachment IMG_0412.JPG  IMG_0412.JPG699 KB 

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Hello,So I followed every step in this tuto in order to flash my y510p's BIOS. https://forum.techinferno.com/lenovo-ibm/4668-lenovo-y410p-y510p-unlocked-bios-wlan-whitelist-mod-vb...  . Operation successful. However I modified something related to video card (GT Voltage offset). Now laptop only shows a black screen, no windows, no bios, not even the lenovo logo. I tried pulling out the cmos batery but it was soldered to mother board so i short-circuited it (i found out that pc's battery was plugged in when i short circuited the cmos)Now when i power on my laptop, there is no fan noise, no keyboard light, nothing. The only thing I get is the light of the power button.Is my laptop dead ? is there a way to fix this please ?Thank you

A:y510p do not boot after doing a bypass on CMOS battery

Hello ?? please anybody ?

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As I explained in another thread. When I attempt to boot into Safe Mode, only a black screen appears and rarely the safe mode background flashes for a second. I'm able to move my cursor around, but that's it. I do not understand why this is happening and what I can do to remedy this situation. I would appreciate any type of help. Thank you. 

A:Lenovo y510p Windows 8.1 Safe mode won't boot.

I'm wondering if the graphics adapter used on the computer is not compatible with the generic VGA drive Windows 8.1 uses for safe mode. Has the driver for the graphics adapter ever been updated? I noticed this on the specs. If you have the model with the two adapters, it's possible they conflict with the safe mode video driver. I saw a post where the computer had both an Intel and Nvidia adapter.
Dual (2x) NVIDIA® GeForce® GT755M 2GB (on select models) via Ultrabay
Single (1x) NVIDIA® GeForce® GT755M 2GB
I'm not sure it would make a difference but what happens when you disable Secure Boot and Fast Boot in BIOS. Does it let you access safe mode then?

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I have a Lenovo 510p running windows 8.1. It did an automatic update after restarting it showed a BSOD for less than a second then went into startup repair. It said "Startup repair couldn't repair your PC" it had a spot to display a log file location but it was blank. When I tried to refresh it said "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again". Reset said "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing". System restore said "To use system restore you must specify which Windows installation to restore." I only have one Windows installation. When I ran chkdsk it said (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B24yfUwZYyCQRWtySHlyc2plNEk/view?usp=docslist_api) when I did chkdsk /f it said (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B24yfUwZYyCQZHlQNFlFWmN2WGc/view?usp=docslist_api). I ran the Lenovo system restore and it restored back to factory settings, but still won't boot. If I connect the drive to another computer I'm able to see all the files but it won't boot on the other computer either.
Thanks in advance,

A:Lenovo Y510P Won't boot, Disk write protected

Hi Branson,
After restoring to factory settings do you see any error during the boot process?

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Hello.  I've been having an issue for a long time, over a year I believe. Even after installing a new hard drive, and doing a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro, it has started doing it again. When the computer starts from a cold boot, powering up for the first time, it takes a while to "think".  After a few minutes, the computer will flash a blue screen, then restart the computer, and boot into windows just fine.  After telling windows to not auto restart on a blue screen, the message was of the nature of "no hard drive/OS found".  With how much effort it took to get back into windows with this problem, and windows not auto restarting after a blue screen, I don't really want to try and get the exact phrasing. Originally, this laptop came with Windows 7, and I upgraded it to 8.1 and I never had a problem.  It came with the SSD, and I believe I had Lenovo install windows on the SSD.  Before I sent the laptop in under warranty due to using the battery power gauge reset, I reset the laptop back to factory.  After getting the laptop back from Lenovo, I reinstalled windows directly to 8.1, and this problem eventually appeared. With the hard drive failure I had been experiencing, I was thinking that that may have been the problem.  But after replacing the hard drive, and doing a completely fresh install of 8.1, the problem went away.  However, with more and more windows updates, the computer takes a longer time to start... Read more

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My Lenovo IdeaPad y510p displays nothing but a blank black screen when the power button is pressed, the keyboard lights up and the fan spins but no part of the computer seems to boot at all. I have tried removing all power supplies/cables and flushing the battery by holding the power button for 15 seconds, as well as using the NOVO button on the side. The NOVO button does exactly the same thing as the power button. Interestingly the laptop's screen doesn't even appear to turn on, let alone display anything. I'm at a loss for what to do with this as I'm not confident the warranty is still active (the laptop is at least three years old).  Thanks for any help

A:Y510p Laptop will not boot. NOVO button doesn't di...

Have you tried connecting an external display and seeing whether there's any output on it?

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When I turn it on, it continuously cycles between the "Lenovo" with black background screen, to a black screen, then seemingly restarts itself and continues over and over. When I hold down the reset button near the power cord, it shuts down the pc, turns it back on, and the cycle begins again. What are my options? Also The PC shipped with Windows 8, but I upgraded to the free windows 10 back when that was available. If I have to reset the PC, it'll reset to Windows 8 right? Will I be able to get it to Windows 10 again?

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This morning I went to use my laptop and it is no longer booting.  The power will come on and the power button lights up, the keyboard lights up.  If I let it sit it will stop running after around 30 seconds to 1 minute.
If I click the power button after it started, I can hear the fans spin up then the system shut down.  I have ran the LCD test and it works.  Their is no boot screen at all or dell screen.
I updated the bios last week and I had run it since.  I also took the whole thing apart today to remove the bios battery for 1 minute and put it back together but it still does not run.
Is their a way to diagnose motherboard issues?  why would it not boot or is their more steps to look at?Thank you

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So i was playing Doom 3 and the game crashed so badly that i had to restart my computer (im running Vista 64bit by the way) and upon restarting it, it gets to the BIOS screen but after that it just goes black and nothing happens, i have tried the F8 thing but all that brings me to is this boot menu, but not advanced boot options, i have also tried pressing F8 or F5 after i selected hard disk from that boot menu, still nothing happens. So i cant access "restore to last good system configuration" because F8 doesnt take me to the right menu to do so. Also i dont have a vista install disk so am i SOL and have to just get another disk or upgrade to windows 7? or is there some other way to do this? Any help is appreciated!

A:Cant boot past BIOS screen, no Advanced boot options menu

Let's first see if this is a hardware problem. Try these free, bootable diagnostics:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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Does someonw know which boot key combination is working for the L850-1k0 ?
I flashed a modded bios, that first worked, then changed settings for the graphic card, shut down and now the laptop is with black screen (also at external monitor on VGA or HDMI).

Now I try to reflash the original BIOS (InsydeH20 6.8) with wincrisis ( which should boot from usb, which would be indicated by the flasing light on the usb), but this needs certain key combinations held during powering on, that differ: I tried with the ones I found googling for similar models, Fn + Esc, Fn + Esc, Windows + F, Windows + B, Fn + B - but nothing worked, no activity at the usb.

So does someone know the working combination f?r this model L850-1k0?
I did not find something searching for it online!

Help would be very appreciated!

Thank You!

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Sorry first time poster. I wasn't too sure whether to post to the Windows forums or hardware forums. From what I can see, this seems like a hardware issue of some sort.

The problem I have is that during bootup my PC goes through all the normal things. It detects my CPU, detects RAM etc. gives me nice BIOS Post messages that appear normal and then goes to a black screen. It will then sit there for 50 seconds (i've timed this twice) and then proceed to go to the windows XP startup screen (which takes about another 10-20 seconds to load up windows).

I've attempted to log the bootups by using the Windows Boot logger (by pressing F8 before windows boots). The ntbtlog.txt file isn't very descriptive, and only lists that a whole lot of drivers have been loaded, and some that haven't (it doesn't list any errors).

I've also tried using BootVis to analyse the bootup. I found this a little hard to decode the information it gave me, but there doesn't seem to be anything untoward happening.
The last boot logger I tried was bootLog XP (by greatis software). According to bootlog XP, windows is only taking 19 seconds to load up.

Can anyone suggest any other ways to analyse the boot sequence and discover where my computer is stalling?

(specs are below.)

Thanks in advance,


CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ Socket 754 (unsure whether it is Paris or Palermo core)
MBoard: Foxconn NF4K8AB-RS
HD: WD 80Gb
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A:PC Stalls on Boot: After BIOS post message, BEFORE windows boot screen

check the boot order in bios

make sure fast boot is on and make sure that your first or second boot option is your hard drive

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I had to buy a new (SSD) HD and had trouble booting from a disc until I enabled Legacy Mode and disabled Secure Boot in BIOS. Boot orders in both UEFI and Legacy are the same, with DVD Rom set to boot first. Also, the settings for IPV4 and IPV6 are set to IPV4 (Legacy) when they were once set to BOTH IPV4 AND 6 and are unable to be changed, if that's important. Now whenever I boot up I always get a "No Boot Device Found" message until I hit "Enter" at which point i'm allowed entry into my precious Win10 laptop.  I disabled Legacy in BIOS, but then i get a different "No Boot Device Found" error, and hitting "Enter" doesn't help. Could some kind person tell me how to correct this, and possibly why it happened and the differences in each option? I'll settle for how to correct this, though, with much gratitude.  MUCH gratitude. GN

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Hey guys,

My PC was working correctly this morning and then when I came home from work and turned it on the machine doesnt load past the bios splash screen. Sometimes the one screen pops on after that says some info with the drives, ram etc but it turns black quickly with a little white line that flashes on or off in the top left like a command prompt but I cant type in anything. CTRL ALT DELETE does nothing (makes it go completely black). If I go into bios it sees all my drives correctly and the priority 1 is set to my SDD which has windows 7 on it. Theres no disc in the cd drive or usb sticks, etc. I even unplugged the cd disk drive and main HDD so theres only 1 boot possibility and I get the same result...

Any thoughts?


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I used to have a W7 system in IDE, MBR and since I had to reinstall everything from sratch, I decided to set my drives to AHCI, UEFI/GPT. After install, I checked the BIOS settings and saw that in my Boot Options I had the "Windows Boot Manager" set as #1, my SSD set as #2 and DVD drive as #3.
When I change the boot priority and set my SSD as #1, my computer won't boot and asks for a bootable device although the system is install on my SSD. I don't have a multiboot system, there's only W7 present so why do I have a "Windows Boot Manager" in my BIOS? I thought it was only for multi boot systems so I don't get why it's showing up here.
When I go to msconfig, startup, there's only one system displayed (W7).
Since I'm new to AHCI/GPT, I don't know what's normal and what's not. If it's not normal, how come I got this Windows Boot Manager in my BIOS? Maybe the old MBR wasn't erased even though I ran a secure Erase on my SSD?

A:Single OS and Windows boot manager showing up in BIOS Boot options?

Windows Boot Manager is standard on a UEFI/GPT disk. 
See this post for an explanation.
A more detailed explanation is here under the UEFI boot manager

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I have 2 hard drives with windows system on them. One is windows media center/xp and the other is xp pro. As I start my pc it goes through the bios and then stops and I have 2 choices. Booting to the media center drive (rdisk 2)or the xp pro drive (rdisk 0). Both drives boot to their respective desktops, all is well. Btw i did install the systems when both drives where running.

My question; when I change my bios from first boot disk 0 to disk 2 (disk 1 is another storage logical drive) then save and exit it wont give me that choice anymore is shows a “NTLDR missing”. I go to bios configuration again and change back to the original first boot drive 0 and I can boot to either hard drive with no problems. Why this is so.

This is my boot.ini for both bootable drives:
[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Media Center Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Thanks to all

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Hi, when I try to boot up the laptop its goes past the lenovo screen onto the screen where you select your profile, it automatically selects my profile, then after this screen it's just black, I can see the bottom bar and the cursor but I cant click anything or do anything. I've tried a few things I've seen online to try sort this problem but nothing, and when I try to factory reset the laptop I press the lenovo button on the side of the laptop, select system recovery and it does nothing it just boosts the laptop up back to the black screen any help would be appreciated thanks.

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So, a friend of mine asked me to take a look at her computer, but I am at a loss. It persistently and consistently takes between 10 and 20 minutes of blank screen after hitting the Novo button or the power button before anything appears on the screen. The Novo button reaches the bios with no problems and after booting to the OS, the system performs decently. Any ideas? Edit: Keyboard is backlit instantly after hitting either button.

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Hi I updated my Lenovo ThinkCentre m92p tiny 3237-A1G to the BIOS version 9SKT59A.I use an OCZ SSD with GRUB2 and Linux/Win7 dual boot (GPT/UEFI) without any problem.After the BIOS update there was SecureBoot enabled and I couldn't obviously boot GRUB2.Then I disabled SecureBoot and changed the Boot order, but when I try to include the SSD with x it disappears in the list of the excluded boot devices but don't appear in the included devices. Now I am only able to boot via USB stick where a grub2 is also installed. I am pretty sure this is a BIOS bug!Anyone else can confirm that or solved such a probem? Cheersmijenix


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A:M92p Tiny - no Disk boot after update BIOS to 9SKT59A (dual boot Linux/Win7) GPT/EFI

Hello, I also have same problem on Lenovo M92p 3212-BL3 with BIOS version 9SKT39A. I use an OCZ SDD Vertex 2 with Windows 7 x64 only. The SSD disappears from the list on included and excluded boot SATA devices. The SATA ports still appears but with empty device.  It seems BIOS issue, hope Lenovo will fix this issue ASAP. 

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HP p6604y, W7, stand alone, online via cable modem.

Computer suddenly failed while browsing the web. Now when it boots, it attempts to boot from a network. The network controller is Realtek PCIe FE Family series. It waits for DHCP for a minute, then switches to error message reading: "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key".

BIOS finds no HDD and no CD drive. SATA1 controller is enabled, AHCI. Under 'Boot Device Priority' both CD & HDD are listed as 'Not Installed'. I tried resetting the BIOS to factory defaults, but no change.

When I remove the RAM, I get the constant beep, so it seems the motherboard is not dead. I removed and reset the data and power cables to both the HDD and the CD drive, still no change.

I'm stumped as to what to try next. Any ideas are appreciated.

A:No HDD, no CD drive found in BIOS; boot attempts network boot

Faulty motherboard controller/ports, faulty cable, faulty drive, no power to the drive.

As this is affecting two drives, it sounds like a motherboard fault.

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Hi there, I hope this is the right forum for this question.

My son has an i7 custom build computer and the previous owner gummed the computer up good with malware etc. The current setup is Windows 8, but our goal is to install a fresh copy of windows 7 Professional 64-bit which we have purchased "intended for distribution with a refurbished PC".

This is a bit of a project for us, so we are taking our time with it, and hopefully learning something along the way.

We are trying to wipe the HDD completely on the machine, but we are unable to run DBAN to do so, because every time we restart the machine it keeps booting up in Windows instead of DBAN. I have gone into BIOS and changed the order of the BOOT to read from the CD-ROM followed by the USB before the C Drive (I have copies of DBAN on both USB drive and CD-ROM). But it is still not booting. Not sure what to do???



A:can't boot DBAN trying to change boot order in BIOS not working

It is possible you have not created a bootable CD/USB. Use Rufus for example. https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Also provide motherboard make/model please.

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