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2012 W530 bloot loop. Unable to boot by CD or DVD, no issues getting to BIOS or diagnostics

Q: 2012 W530 bloot loop. Unable to boot by CD or DVD, no issues getting to BIOS or diagnostics

Hey there, Wednesday evening I got home from work to find that my w530 had ran out of battery. I plugged it in and attempted to start it, but was unable to get past the lenovo splash screen and couldn't get to windows login. Iritatingly, the computer will randomly boot to windows login and allow me to login very rarely.Since then I've tried various attempts to fix the issue but things haven't improved. Initially I could attempt to boot to a DVD or USB but now when I select either boot option the computer goes right back to the boot options. If I can use one, the computer will hardreset and reboot. If I hit f12 I can get into BIOS or into the diagnostic utilities and the computer is stable without any crashes, even when running diagnostics for 3+ hours. Diagnostics have not found any errors with the ram, mobo, cpu, or HDD.I thought initially it might be something BIOS related, so I reset to default options, tried pulling the CMOS battery, and then flashed and re-installed the latest BIOS version without any effect from any approaches.I pulled RAM sticks one at a time to see if that was the issue without any change. I then tried pulling the HDD, all but 1 ram stick (4gb of 16gb), as well as pulling the 16gb SSD flash drive. Even with this I couldn't get the computer to boot by USB or DVD. When I connected the HDD to my desktop tower and used the bootrec.exe command in command line I was able to get the tower and laptop to get to windows, but it has since reverted.I've dissambled the top cover and am going to replace the thermal paste on the heat sink in case that is related to the issue. Is there anything else worth trying before I shelve the computer and call it a lost cause? If it's a hardware issue why isn't it affecting the computer when it's in BIOS or diagnostics?no beep codes on startup, except for 1 long beep when I hit enter to get to boot optionsSpecs:- 1tb HDD, 5400 rpm- 16gb SSD- 16gb ram- Win10 pro

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Hello,I ran into a problem with my W530The computer suddenly shut down while inbstalling a Windows 10 update (not sure which one), and entered a boot loop.Once the Windows 10 logo appears, the PC shuts down immediatly. I can access the BIOS and the hardware diagnostic utility, which I ran with no faults found.So far, I have tried removing all but one RAM module at the time and trying to boot, booting with legacy instead of UEFI, with/without the battery connected, even a hard drive swap with another windows 10 computer and can't even boot from it. What are your thoughts?

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My 230u has been stuck in a loop since a recent Windows Update. The machine crashes while booting Win 8.1, reboots and crashes again during the recovery phase, then this cycle repeats. Reinstalling Windows doesn't work, as the same thing occurs during the install process, even with a 'clean' install. I've run the pre-boot Lenovo Diagnostics, and every result reads 'PASSED'. I've attempted to update the BIOS from both a bootable CD and bootable USB, and the result reads 'failed to read bios". The machine is currently a brick that passes all diagnostics. Is there any solution to this? EDIT: Current bios version is 1.70

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Hello, I'm the process of trying to de-brick this EliteBook 8640p that was working just yesterday, but I decided it was time for a re-format.  I went into the BIOS settings and noticed an option called 'Safe Erase'... and I decided to perform it. After the process was complete, understandably there was no OS found. The next step (I thought) was to add bootable media (DVD-ROM or Flash Drive, I tried both) to install a new OS. After tweaking the 'Legacy Boot' settings by putting USB Flash Drive at the top, I rebooted -- and it didn't load from the removable media. I tried checking the BIOS settings again, but every time I press ESC, F9, etc. during the POST, it redirects me to 'system diagnostics', which has been extremely unhelpful since all it offers me is a few diagnostic scans (they all pass, by the way). I'm not ever able to get back to the BIOS settings. This would be day 2 of my adventure, yesterday I tried updating/reinstalling the BIOS using a Flash Drive, but the utilities provided by HP all crashed when they were about to create the BIOS update drive. I tried moving basically every .bin file I could find (there isn't a single Phoneix Bios file that I could find) onto a freshly-formatted (FAT32, 4MB block size, 2 GB capacity) Flash Drive. Booting normally with the flash drive in keeps bringing me back to the 'system diagnostics' screen, over and over again. Something quite odd happens when I try initiating the BIOS recovery routine with Win + B -- when ... Read more

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Hello Community!I tried to upgrade my W530 i5 3320M with an i7 3740QM. Unfortunately after installing, I could not even enter BIOS anymore, just the "Thinkpad" boot screen appears, without prompt to enter setup. Swapped back to the i5 - everything fine as before. I have installed to different RAMs (4GB Hynix orig.+8GB Crucial) in the slots underneath the keyboard- while using the i5 these are the presupposed slots. Nevertheless it should run with those, right? BIOS is from 2.65 from 2016.  Any idea what else could be up here?Thanks a lot!

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Hi, I am experiencing some problem with my W530 and I really hope that experts here might be able to help me to find a solution before I sent my laptop to repair.This laptop is runing windows 7 pro,  NVIDIA Quadro K2000M, Intel Core i7 3740QM, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD and DVD Optical Drive.Recently I decided to upgrade the RAM and I added 3x4 GB RAM then the laptop won't boot. After I press the power button the screen was blank and it beep 1-3-3-1. So I unplugged the 3x4GB ram and It still won't boot.Hopefully someone can help me find what the problem might be.

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Hello,
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 an SSD installed rather than an HDD.  I uninstalled the Lenovo Active Protection software and there is no trace of the app existing in the Windows registry.  Yet when the X250 boots just after the BIOS POST screen and before Windows starts I see a one line text message reading "Active Protection Sensor Diagnostics Start" for about one second.  What is this?  It looks like there is still some component of the "airbag" system still running.  Do I need to do something else to completely remove it?  Or is this just a message from the system board that cannot be controlled?  I see no options related to it in the BIOS.





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HI,
My Inspiron 7559 won't boot, giving the message that hard drive not present/not found. This happened just after I received the laptop back from Dell. I had sent it to Dell without the hard drive for an ethernet card replacement. When I re-installed the drive, it would not boot. It was fine before I sent it.
However, BIOS identifies it as a Seagate Sata drive while Dell Diagnostics declares that all laptop components, including the hard drive are fine.
I first got the PXE-E61:Media test failure, check cable error. I soon learnt that this merely meant Bios could not find an internal hard drive and was searching for a network boot. Once I turned off networking in BIOS I went to a simple, no hard drive found error, which is where I am now.
The hard drive may or may not have failed. I've run six hard drive testing programs on the drive in an external dock. The results are ambiguous. Three (Macrorit, EaseUS Partition Master and Western Digital Drive Tester) all give the drive a clean bill of health. Three others (HD Sentinel, HDD Scan and  Crystal Disk Info), however, all reports various degrees of ill-health. Copies of the results of these tests are attached in a PDF file.
Anyway, I can read and navigate the drive with Windows Explorer in an external dock.
I don't want to abandon the drive as I have a lot of software loaded that I can't easily or plain can't reload.
I Googled th... Read more

A:Inspiron 7559 Hard Drive not recognized at boot, but seen in Bios/Passes Dell Diagnostics and Other H/D tests?

Does the system also have a small SSD (for cache purposes)?
The default settings from Dell should be UEFI, Secure Boot ON, and the drive is usually set in RAID mode.  Are these settings in place?

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Hey guys,I have a problem with my  lenovo w530. Some time ago the laptop suddenly restarted when I was working. Since then I can't boot to OS and if I try to boot from CD or USB it reboots. Please see the video for better understanding: https://youtu.be/VJH0YvU4qk0Does somebody have a hint for the root cause?Thanks a lot!Jur4ik

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So I recently got some laptop parts to upgrade my laptop with from my friend who had the same model. Everything was working until I switched the harddrive (Big mistake). I thought since the model of laptops was the same, it could just be swapped in, but I was wrong and now I can't completely bootup my laptop with either drives. (I'm currently trying my fixes on my original drive)

On a restart after it downloaded some drivers, the device scanned the harddrive for consistency which deleted a few things. Since then it is mostly unable to boot (there have been a few times that it booted up but they are few and eventually they shut itself back down) and throws me in a bootloop even after I switched the original harddrive back in. I can boot it up successfully into safemode and use my windows recovery disc to boot up my laptop but neither of those are permanent fixes.

I've tried using the built in startup repair multiple times but it says it is unable to fix the problem. Looking at the logs of the scan, it says the root of the problem is a corrupt system volume disk.

I've also tried using system restore to earlier time but no luck. I've tried last known good configuration but didn't work.

I've tried performing a chkdsk function which was not able to fix the problem.

I've tried using bootrec. one of the functions showed that I had 0 windows installed. looking up and following the /rebuildbcd function from the microsoft site I fixed that problem so that it shows ... Read more

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I recently just received my new HDD and I was removing my current drives do to make room for it, but just to make sure I hadn't broken anything I plugged all my old drives back in (same order and everything) and restarted the PC. It went to the BIOS but it won't boot into Windows after I restart it, it only goes into the BIOS. All the drive are recognized and working and my boot order hadn't changed. Please help!!
 

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Hi i currently have a issue with gigabyte uefi dual bios, the main bios has become corrupted and i AM unable to get the back up to kick in so far i Have tried all option except for shorting out the pins on the chip which i would rather avoid any suggestions thanks
 

A:Bios boot loop

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With AC+battery, battery-only, or AC-without-battery...  the laptop tries to start and gets to the ACER screen with F2 to enter bios message... then shuts down and starts all over again.   Even pressing F2 and being lucky enough to time it right... it reboots immediately.  The loop is maybe 7 seconds long. This happened to me once before when my knock-off battery went bad, but I replaced with proper/official ACER battery and it's worked fine for a year now.   Yesterday, all of a sudden it failed to recognize the DVD drive, so I re-booted as I had not done that in many weeks.  Still didn't recognize DVD, plus was now getting some program "trying to send me a notification" because it was "incompatible" with windows10.    So I ran Tune-Up2014 (now Avast system cleanup) which found thousands of problems and cleaned them all.  Now, I've been using this product for over 10 years now on 7 different machines, 2 servers, and a WHS without issue so normally this cleanup doesn't hose things up.  It may have been a little aggressive though this time, due to the "Windows10" factor, who knows. Seems that Windows10, even if free, was a BAD call to put on this laptop.  Nothing but issues ever since.   But back the problem... anyone know how I can stop this insanity and get either into the BIOS screen or to Windows? Would I be able to yank the HDD and access the root/C drive to at least save some fi... Read more

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Hello, I have had this problem for several days and have exhausted myself trying to fix it. I've used all of the internet sources I could find but have been unable to fix it. The backstory is I was reinstalling windows 10 and I stupidly switched it off abruptly. I was given an error message on reboot and followed a guide to editing the registry to restart the download. The download did not restart however, and my windows 10 is stuck in an endless loop of rebooting. I have downloaded a copy of windows 10 and put it onto a USB, but when I try to boot from USB it takes me back to the BIOS. The BIOS are 'Aptio Setup Utility 2011', and don't seem to allow me to change from UEFI boot to LEGACY boot, although the option is apparently there. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I apologize for if this post is in any way flawed but I am in desperation of help. Could someone please tell me why the USB boot is not working correctly and how to make it do so, I am more than happy to reformat the computer but at this moment in time it's useless. The computer is an Alienware x51 from 2011. As previously mentioned the operating system the PC is trying to boot (or install) is windows 10.

Thanks, Joe.
 

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Hello all,

I have a laptop with Win7 x64, I re-partitioned my drive in Disk Management (shrink) and now my system won't boot.

Here is what happens:

1. Acer Splash Screen
2. Small blinking cursor.
3. Rinse, repeat (Acer screen again!)

When I try to boot from Win7 DVD, I get CDBOOT: Could not find BOOTMGR.
Please help,

Dakota (aka Dlist)

A:BIOS Boot loop, error when I try to re-install

How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows may be helpful.

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I have updated my T430 BIOS to the latest one (2.74) using https://support.lenovo.com/ca/fr/downloads/ds029253 After the update (everthing was fine), the laptop is stuck in a  reboot loop.After the lenovo splash screen, I have the message "Configuration changed - Restart the system" and then reboot.I can't interrupt the normal startup and go the BIOS settings or press any F8/10/12 key.I have tried to remove the battery / AC adapter then press the power button for 30s-1min and reboot with the battery / AC but nothing changed. Any ideas ? Regards

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I'm having the following problems, can you assist ?
During the many boots required to install in new OS, the processor would get into an Looping boot process, and never get to the process of looking for any drive. The only way to stop it is to power down, and try again. I checked connections, they are solid. It appears either there is a bug with the BIOS (AMI) or Motherboard (M810L V7.1C). I've been on the PCCHIPS web site, but find no way to send them a question.

While on the PCCHIPS site I downloaded the AMI Flash Rom Update Utility, and guessed (on the required ROM - M810L v71c 021106S.ROM ) the web site had other drivers well documented, but not clear on the Flash Rom ) . This flash turned out to the same one already on the BIOS.

Anyway, I have this strange BIOS Boot Loop. Any Ideas ?
Where the markings on the MOB for the ID and version ?
 

A:Loop during BIOS boot for PCCHIPS M810L V7.1C

First off, PCChips are very low quality boards and i've had plenty of experience with these things at work.

From what you're describing, i'm assuming that the computer continually reboots itself while it POSTs, but before it detects drives, correct? If you're able to enter the BIOS, the first thing i would try is to UNDERCLOCK the CPU settings and see if it will boot correctly. Also, if you have them available, i would try booting up using a different CPU and different RAM, and verify that the harddrive settings in the BIOS are correct.

What is the current date and version of your BIOS? Right now the PCChips site was down, so i was unable to check out the bios page. But i will say that flashing the BIOS has corrected a few problems for me in the past.

When troubleshooting a bad motherboard, you want as few variables as possible. Disconnect your floppy drive, CD ROM drives, sound card, NIC, your video card (if the board has onboard video and you can set it to use onboard in BIOS), modems, all RAM except one stick, and even your harddrives. See if you can get it to post and bring up the error message saying there's no OS found. If that works, plug in the harddrive and see if it still boots. Remember, all you need to get the computer to post is the motherboard, ram, cpu (with heatsink/fan of course) and some video to see whats going on.

One other thing to check out is to see if the heatsink is put on correctly on the CPU. The bottom of the heatsink... Read more

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My laptop won't seem to bootup. Started yesterday afternoon with windows locking up then bluescreening. Rebooted and it would begin to load bios but then the screen would flash and it would begin to load bios again.

Shut it down for a few minutes, tried again and it let me in to startup options. I chose normal, booted and locked up. So I rebooted again, again allowed me to the startup options and I chose safe mode. Got in and messed around a bit. Rebooted to normal, locked up almost instantly in windows. Did this several times. I recall at least once while in windows it told me that my graphics had recovered from a serious error. Then it began not even getting to windows, just the bios loop.

Tried an old hard drive that I had, nothing. Just got caught in the bios loop.

Essentially it begins to boot shows the Gateway bios screen with the logo and down at the bottom it says f2 to enter bios setup or f12 to enter boot options, and next to that is a status bar. The status bar increases as normal (very quickly I only get like 2 seconds to choose). Then it just reboots and does this again.

Tried removing each ram chip and rebooting, same issue.

Tried two hard drives and no hard drive. Even with no hard drive, same issue.

Took laptop completely apart and made sure all connections were plugged in. Thinking it was possibly a heat issue, I took off the heatsink and applied new thermal compound. Also took apart fan and cleaned completely.

Tried removing the battery for bios... Read more

A:Gateway NV53 bios boot loop.

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I'm having issues with my S7 aspire and I'm at my wit's end. I used this thing all day Saturday no issues. It's running Windows 10 and has been for a while now. Windows update ran on shutdown Saturday night. Sunday and into Monday if I turn it on I get the acer splash screen, it shows the ring spinning, then turns off, comes back on and repeats. F2 works but I can't do much in that menu. I cannot boot in safe mode with F8. I tried changing boot mode to legacy and got an error message that no operating system was detected. I'm extremely frustrated as Microsoft just turned my nice computer into a brick. Any thoughts would be appreciated

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I am unable to boot my laptop with Windows 8 Pro. It was working fine after upgrade finished from win 7, but IE10 locked up and I pressed the power button for 4 secs to shut it off, when turning it back on it's locked on a loop ? preparing auto repair, diagnosing , Automatic Repair couldn't repair your PC , shut down or advance options," every thing I try goes back to restart the same loop. Is there a way to bypass the prep auto repair on startup? I tried booting from installation disk but at a certain point it tells you to remove installation media and boot from OS and again the same loop. Help!!!!!!

A:Preparing automatic repair loop unable to boot

I had this happen on a laptop with an SSD that was refurbished, but tested ok. At this point it's kinda scary and I'm not sure if I can really trust the OS. I'm going to try a different SSD, but that repair loop is a bad, bad sign. Hopefully they can get this fixed ASAP.

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Hello. I bought a new laptop recently, the  HP ENVY 15-ae121nd - Laptop. I tried to install crucial DDR3L memory in it, changing the standard 1x8gb memory in the laptop with 2x8gb Crucial DDR3L 1600mhz RAM. I checked at the crucial site and thes ram should be compatible. However, when I switch the ram it goes into a bios recovery boot loop. When I put back the standard ram delivered with the laptop it boots up again. What do I need to do here? a bios update? I want to be able to utilise 16gb of ram so I can run some more virtual machines... Can someone point me in the right direction. The live agent at crucial personally checked if the ram is compatible and it is. the numbercode on my crucial ram : CT102464BF160B.C16FER HELP!    

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Hoping I can get some help from an expert here.

The situation has gotten somewhat complex but I'll try to keep as short and concise as possible. Skip to 5. for the most relevant and current problem.

1. Everything started with general hang issues at desktop (Windows 8). Every click requiring a program would hang windows for 5 minutes+ and often bring the "Microsoft Windows This application is not responding" message prompting close or cancel.

2. After a few restarts I ended up getting a blue screen because my PC could not start properly. However I don't get to the "healthy" troubleshoot/repair blue screen; only the one proposing F1-F9 options (including safe mode which would not start) and Esc for UEFI settings.
3. Stuck with nothing else but Macs to support, I used the option to create a windows USB boot key in the Mac options. Next, switching boot settings to Legacy Support to use the USB key seemed to show a black startup screen which mentions could not boot, but somehow eventually brought me back to login screen.

4. I used that opportunity to select Restart while holding Shift to get to the menu to start Safe Mode. Now on my desktop in Safe Mode (no hanging issues) I did a few things to try to resolve the non-Safe Mode run's hanging issues: ran malwarebytes, sfc /scannow, tried checking drivers as much as Safe Mode would allow me, and finally scheduled a C: chkdsk at reboot. Big mistake.

5. The loop I now get is I can let chkdsk try to finish, bu... Read more

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Hoping I can get some help from an expert here.

The situation has gotten somewhat complex but I'll try to keep as short and concise as possible. Skip to 5. for the most relevant and current problem.

1. Everything started with general hang issues at desktop (Windows 8). Every click requiring a program would hang windows for 5 minutes+ and often bring the "Microsoft Windows This application is not responding" message prompting close or cancel.

2. After a few restarts I ended up getting a blue screen because my PC could not start properly. However I don't get to the "healthy" troubleshoot/repair blue screen; only the one proposing F1-F9 options (including safe mode which would not start) and Esc for UEFI settings.

3. Stuck with nothing else but Macs to support, I used the option to create a windows USB boot key in the Mac options. Next, switching boot settings to Legacy Support to use the USB key seemed to show a black startup screen which mentions could not boot, but somehow eventually brought me back to login screen.

4. I used that opportunity to select Restart while holding Shift to get to the menu to start Safe Mode. Now on my desktop in Safe Mode (no hanging issues) I did a few things to try to resolve the non-Safe Mode run's hanging issues: ran malwarebytes, sfc /scannow, tried checking drivers as much as Safe Mode would allow me, and finally scheduled a C: chkdsk at reboot. Big mistake.

5. The loop I now get is I can let chkdsk t... Read more

A:Stuck in a boot loop (chkdsk issues)

Are you still able to boot into safe mode? It sounds like chkdsk is running as a scheduled task. If you can still get into safe mode, you can check to see if it is a scheduled task or not. If it is, you can turn it off, so you can attempt to boot into Windows.

In regards to your last question, what's the make and model of the computer? Normally, it's not too difficult to replace the hard drive. But the way a hard drive is designed is to ignore bad clusters/sectors and operate normally. With that being said, it's not recommended. The hard drive could fail soon. So if you opt out of replacing it, backup your data everyday.
 

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Have an HP desktop computer that is stuck in a boot loop where immediately when the windows logo comes together it restarts. None of my safe mode options are working and when i load safemode with cmd it crashes right after classpnp.sys. ive gotten into recovery environment via a CD, startup repair runs and says it solves issues no failed tests and what not but restarts to the same old boot loop. Ive been ripping my hair out for 4 days now trying to figure it out. Diskpart displays all volumes as healthy with partition 1 C: being system partition and volume 2 D: is a RAW partition with a 917gb size so im assuming D: is my personal files? Is it supposed to be RAW? Ive run all the bootrec cmds and restarted subsequently but it still doesn't boot properly.

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my computer is a compaq presario with 528 ram and windows xp. my initial problem is a condition where my system "loops" when i run a checkdisk. it goes over and over for hours, and i have to use "last known good" to avoid a hard kill.
i was recommended to run diagnostics from the manufacturer, which is seagate. the model of the hard drive is ST340015A. the person helping me referred me to this location:

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...oads/seatools/

i downloaded the first tool for windows and i received an error message:

"program requires Net 2.0 or greater" then this:
"program unable to run because of an error"

i don't know what that is, so i can't correct it. i downloaded the second tool, but i didn't think it would work because i think xp is 32 bit. when i ran the tool i received this message:

"16 bit windows subsystem system/currentcontrolset/control/virtualdevicedrivers
virtual device driver format for the registry is invalid"

am i out of luck with this tool? does anybody have any advice or suggestions? thanks.

A:checkdisk loop. hard drive diagnostics failed

hi,

try the seagate tools here:

http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287#seagate

if i may suggest, get the DOS and floppy or ISO versions so you can burn them to a CD media or on to a floppy disk.

that would remove also the dependency on any operating system as the floppy and CD media are bootable.

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Hi there ppl, I was told to start a Windows Memory Diagnostics Scan on my computer and to schedule it for the next time my PC restarts so I did, problem is it now wont stop it just keep's running, I have tried some of the solutions I have seen on here like turning of the computer and removing the ram sticks and swapping them around turning it back on but it still goes back into the WMD scan, so I cant even log into windows. I have tried booting up with the windows disk and restoring it to a earlier time hoping that might override the command made but that also failed, please help as I'm stumped as to what to do and dont want to have to reinstall everything or take it to some comp shop to be charged a mass amount of money for something that is probably very easy to fix.
My comp specs are Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit, Intel core 2 Quad, 4gb ram.

A:Windows Memory Diagnostics stuck in loop and cant stop it!

Good explanation here: Artur's tech support blog: Windows memory diagnostic stuck in the loop

Try booting your Install DVD, take the Repair path then Command Prompt. See if

bcdedit /bootsequence {memdiag} /remove

as described in the above article will work from there.

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Ok so I was being nosy in my BIOS, which I now regret , just having a look around investigating into a slow boot problem I have.

I have windows 7 installed on my Samsung 830 256GB SSD drive, and when looking at the boot priority noticed that this SSD drive was near the bottom. After pushing it to the top of the list thinking this would cause no problem, as after all it should be the boot drive anyway, I saved the BIOS and restarted.

My PC is now stuck in an infinite boot - reboot loop and will not even get to the stage where I can access the BIOS. I'm stressing out as I feel like there is quite frankly nothing I can do as it boots for say 2-3 seconds with black blank screen then turns off again and starts over.

I know this is vague and somewhat undescriptive but if somebody could help me out then it would be a life saver. If you would like some more info then just let me know and I will do my best, to give you what you need to help... thanks in advance

i7 950
Asus x58-ud3r mobo
6gb ram
samsung 830 ssd
samsung 1tb hdd x 2

A:PC stuck in reboot loop, after changing BIOS boot priority

Hello have you checked out any of the tutorials here and can you boot into safe mode at all to do a system repair.

Advanced Boot Options

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My xp desktop is in boot loop..keyboard working to get into bios and in bios, it seem to stop after i start loading cant f8 or select between safe mode,start normally,last know good setting, just reboots. no new hardware, I had this problem before, I re-installed, fix the problem worked great for 2-3 weeks then went to fire it up one day and boot loop, keyboard wasnt working at all at first, the it started working full time( during the boot loop), now it only working in bios and max 5 seconds after saving or exiting bios, then nothing. tried multiple keyboards both usb and p2p, and diffrent ports. I cant even get it to load from xp cd to re-install or repair.
 

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A few hours ago why running a few programs and things (nothing that taxing like a game or anything) my computer randomly shut down. Now when I tried to reboot it (or when it restarted itself im not too sure) It would flash a blank DOS window with a blinking "_" for 3-5 seconds then go to the HP BIOS screen and remain there for a few seconds. At the point in which it would normally go to the next screen and start loading windows it instead started the booting process all over and went back to the BIOS screen and would do this continually until i pressed the power button and shut it off.



I have no idea what is the problem and how to fix it. I ran the memory and other daignostics in the bios and they did not come up with any errors. My antivirus expired not too long ago but i dont think a virus could do this.



I did at one time get a message something like this "Primary (internal) Battery (601) storage capacity of battery very low, replace battery) But that make have been a fluke caused by me trying to perform a "hard reset" by removing the battery and draining the remaining power in the notebook.





I am no longer under warranty (By 10 days! Doesn't this always happen?!) and I'm at a loss for what to do. I may still be able to boot from a disk but before I try anything like that I need to understand what is causing the problem and how best to fix it.


Any help would be appreciated.

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A:HP Pavillion dv3150nr boot loop (BIOS/startup malfunction?)

The primary internal battery might be the motherboard CMOS battery. Sounds like the hard drive may have gone bad... Once you get the laptop to boot, you can address the weak CMOS battery. Can you get into the boot devices in the bios at all?
 

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I'm pretty sure some one here would be able to answer this. My PC is a pretty old(~7 yrs) one running a MSI MB with intel Core2 Duo Processor. Two RAM Sticks(2+1) of 3GB. No external GPU. For a month or so, it had some problems, like it would restart just after it shut down and the like. I thought it was some problem due to dust in Fan and did not pay much attention to it. Now, when I power it on, it would give 2beeps and restart, 2beep, restart and on and on. Upon opening the case, I noticed that the fan stopped for an instant as well.

After leaving it to restart for a few minutes, it finally posts and goes to bios, but the bios screen looks pretty much like the monitor was faulty(with blue lines, visible refresh lines, random dots..). After going past the BIOS, random 0(zero)'s start appearing on the screen with a funny error message that reads some thing like:

ebbob *enknog
endebing beecee mode..
beecee filecisdem

Reading the error, I could deduce some thing related to filesystem, but can't exactly get what it means.

Here's what I've tried so far:
1. Unseat both RAM sticks, boot with one of them(even with none )
2. Unseat the heatsink, then the processor and replace them
3. Disconnect the monitor, hard disks, cd drives, external peripherals and then try booting
4. Reset CMOS by both removing and reinserting battery, Jumper reset.

I'm seriously hoping someone will help.

Thanks in advance,
Sriram R.
 

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Hi,
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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Estimados, Tengo bloqueado el usuario administrador del BIOS de mi w530 y no sť como desbloquearlo. Puedo entrar el BIOS pero no modificar ciertos valores. Gracias

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Can anyone confirm whether or not all W530's came with a Windows 8 key in BIOS?  I'm considering picking up a used W530 but most I've found are only Windows 7 and I'd like to be on 8.  I have media to install I just don't want to purchase one unless I know for certain that it will have an embedded key for Windows 8. Thanks,Kevin













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A:W530 - Windows 8 BIOS key

Hello and welcome,
 
The way I read this:  ThinkPad Notebooks; 2013 to present (withdrawn models)
 
Some came with Windows 8, some came with 7 as a downgrade from 8, and some were "pure" Windows 7.  I'd expect the 8 and 7 via downgrade to have embedded Windows 8 keys and the pure 7 machines not.
 
Not quite 100% on this, but that's my understanding.
 
Z.

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I have a Thinkpad W530 (2438-4KU) running Windows 7 Pro, with a 3rd-generation (Sandy Bridge?) Intel processor (Intel Core i7-3630QM). Even though BIOS Update 2.70 had been listed in the Critical tab in Lenovo Update -- presumably because it addressed the Spectre and/or Meltdown vulnerabilities -- I purposely held off on installing it. Doubly so after reading comments on this board about pc?s running at hot and widely-varying temperatures after installation. Well, just now I ran Lenovo Update again, and was expecting to still see a BIOS update listed in the Critical tab since I hadn?t applied it. But I was surprised to see that the only BIOS update listed is now in the Recommended (not Critical) tab -- Update 2.71 -- and the only vulnerability it states as addressed by the update relates to Intel Active Management.  (There are no updates of any kind listed under Critical now.) So is 2.71 cumulative, i.e., does it have the Meltdown/Spectre patches even though not listed in the specs? And if so, shouldn?t it still be listed as Critcal in my run of Lenovo Update since I never applied 2.70? In addition, I?d appreciate any feedback from W530 users with Sandy Bridge as to how BIOS 2.71 (or for that matter, 2.70) is working for you -- particularly if you have Windows 7. Any heat issues? And what kind of practical performance hit did it cause (comparing to 2.69 or earlier)? Thanks

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w530 problem with 3.0 usb port needs to be addressed will only work when the usb device is plugged in before start up. plug and play feature does not work issues is not pibcac.

A:w530 usb 3.0 issues

You might want to make sure USB 3 mode is enabled in BIOS.





Thinkpad W530, i7-3720QM, 1920x1080 screen, 32GB RAM, dual SSDs (Samsung 830, Crucial M4 mSATA), Quadro K2000M, 9-cell battery, DVD burner, backlit keyboard, Bluetooth, Intel 6300 wireless card

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I have a new W530 which I swapped out the HDD and reloaded Win7 Ultimate x64 clean with all the latest drivers from the support site.  I do not have any unknown devices in the device manager.  When I try to access the camera from any apps like Skype, Yahoo Messenger, etc. it says I do not have any camera devices. In the device manager I do not have a "Imaging devices" section like I do on another ThinkPad.  I've installed the camera driver, ThinkVantage tools, and ensured the BIOS setting has the camera enabled but I still cannot find where to access it from. Fn+Esc does nothing, and Fn+F6 only brings up the Communications settings window for the mic. I double-checked my invoice and the 720p camera was listed as a line item (and the camera can be seen in the window on top of the LCD). Anyone else have this problem of being unable to access the camera device? It's as if the camera wasn't plugged into the controller or it's just physically missing.  Thanks.













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A:Unable to access camera on W530

Hello hjiang,
 
Have you installed these camera drivers?
 
Drivers and software - ThinkPad W530
 
Scroll down to Camera and Card Reader.
 
Hope that helps!
 
Ed





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HelloWe have Purchased two Lenovo Thnikcenter desktop i5 7th generation we install windows 10 in pc and windows 8 in other pc after we try to add these pc in domain is shown an error that active directories domain controller could not be contacted. that problem we have share with lenovo engineer. Lenovo engineer changed the hardisk and motherboard but still i faced these issue we have server with windows 2008 R2 my other system all are working with if try to make it domain but these two system occur issue. Please solve my issue and guide me.  Thanks 

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I have a Lenovo G50 70 laptop currently with Windows 10 and Linux Mint installed in a dual boot configuration. I recently made a bootable USB of another distro I wanted to try but when I tried booting from USB it shows the error "EFI USB boot device failed". I went into the BIOS and configured the settings and Exited Saving Changes but when I went into the BIOS again, I saw that the changes I made had no effect. Even after restoring default settings the changes reverted.I cannot open the laptop to change the CMOS battery, because that involves hardware and might be a bit risky. I have heard that a BIOS update can sometime solve this issue but that involves a bit of a risk as well.I am welcome to hear any other suggestions.

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My ThinkPad W530 has a docking station. When plugged in to the docking station, the battery won?t recharge and the system shuts down once the battery runs out. The docking station is getting power. How can I diagnose the problem? Docking station? AC adapter? Something else? Any suggestions?

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Hi all,
I have an HP Elitebook 9470m for work with Windows 7 pro installed. I would like to be able to boot a personal copy of windows 8 from my external usb 3.0 drive (western digital elements)

so i followed this tutorial:
How to Run a Portable Version of Windows from a USB Drive

and got windows 8 on my drive ok. Issue is im having really problems getting the option to boot from the drive to come up in boot options. Basically only the notebook hard drive and PXE are an option UNLESS i go into BIOS and mess about with changing boot settings to and from legacy to UEFI (with / without CSM) eventually on turning on and off it will give me the option to boot to my drive but its really hit and miss. when i get the option all boots into win8 no problem.

any ideas to get this to work better? i dont really know the settings im changing and i know messing about too much in BIOs is bad!

my external drive has 2 partitions, 1 for win8 and 1 for my other files both are NTFS. the laptop came with an internal mSATA which is all formatted to NTFS even system reserved. I tried creating a partition of FAT32 for boot and that hasn't helped. same behaviour.

any help or pointers would be really much appreciated!

thanks
Hawke84

A:Win8 USB boot BIOs issues allowing boot

No one got any ideas? ive even tried updating the Bios and still does the same. ive got it down to a fine art changing boot mode, reboot, boot from external. kinda a pain

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In the beginning of March 2018, there was a critical BIOS update, which I ran... Prior to the update my system's CPU tempratures, while ideal, where very stable and around 55 degrees celsius. After the BIOS update my CPU temprature reads are all over the place. While ideal, the sensor can read 55c and instantly jump to 82c, back to 64c, upto over 90 degrees celsius and so on [you get the idea], with arbitrary temp reads, without any apparent reason...  Has anyone came across this issue?Should I be worried about this?Should I rollback to previus BIOS version? Could I ,even? Thanks

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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I am using Windows XP 32 Bit in Core 2 Quad Processor. I have also installed nVedia graphic card of 512MB.

My computer is booting in normal mode, but if I want to boot in Safe Mode or use BIOS, its not working.

I have tried pressing on F1, F2, F8, Delete key, etc.. But, I am not getting any options.

Is there any way that I can boot in safe mode or to access BIOS?

 

A:Unable to boot in BIOS

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