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Lenovo T430s - Windows 10 boot freeze

Q: Lenovo T430s - Windows 10 boot freeze

Just did a clean install of Windows 10 on my T430s (Core i5 with 8 GB RAM and 128GB SSD).When I attempt to boot the laptop it hangs on the Windows logo with the small circles rotating and freezes. This happens randomly and it will boot properly 3 out of 10 times. The other times I have to power it off and on until I get the repair console and then tell it to boot normally. Sometimes this will boot but others I have to power it off and on repeatedly until it starts up. I had the same issue with Windows 7 so I'm stumped if it's a driver issue or something else going on with my laptop? Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

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A: Lenovo T430s - Windows 10 boot freeze

Just wanted to add a Me Too to the list, so its not a one-of experience.Recently bought a referb T430 and am loving it.I upgraded hardware to 16GB RAM and a 500GB Samsung SSD to amp up the experience and so far so good, except for this failure to boot experience that has now appeared.I had also upgraded from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro. Maybe a mistake?When the boot hang started i did various things like force power down and CTRL-ALT-DEL and on reboot everything would be fine. Thankfully.I have run the Lenovo Hardware scan thats part of Lenovo Solution Center with no errors.I have almost come to the point of doing a Windows 10 Reset but wanted to do some research first and found this reference to the same phenomenon.I am wondering whether it may be SSD related? I could try cloning back to a standard disk drive.I also still have the original Win 7 128GB SSD. I can also try that to see if the problem goes away.Will update if any further discoveries are made

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hello all :-) does anybody know how to solve issues with lenovo settings an windows10?i have successfully reinstalled a t430s with windows 10 64bit.after installation i run windows update and update for all windows appsafter that i run lenovo system update i found out that lenovo settings with fn+f6 does not work - it asks for lenovo setting to install via app store.installing apps via appstore is not possible because we want to give our old devices to our employees.for windows shop you need to login with microsoft id - we dont want to to that. so i decided to install lenovo settings via powershell appx (there is a lenovo document for that).the installation for settings app via powershell it worked fine - BUT the fn+f6 key does not work - it still asks for lenovo settings.if i open this app from startmenu it works! how can i solve this issue? lenove settings depency and hotkey feature is up to date. thanks for help!  

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Windows 10  /  hARD dRIVE - Toshiba MQ01acf032
2100: Detection Error  on HDD0 (Main HDD)....it is like the Hard Drive is Locked
The only way i can boot up is to go to the Diagnostics and run Storage Tests / After i run the Random Sync Test and Escape out, the Laptop will boot up normally.
 
Moderator note: image containing serial number removed for member's protection.  MT-M from image:  2356GPU

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Hey,I really need some help with the following issue: Details:HW: Y520 with 16GB RAM, GTX 1060, SSD (GPT) + HDD (MBR)SW: Win10 pro - including latest updates. On GPT based SSD and in UEFI mode.BIOS: latest one is loaded Problem:In short; The FIRST boot each day is unsuccessful, but the SECOND right after the failed attempt is always successful. More details:This also happens, if I switch the notebook on after not using it for a few hours, like 3h<So during the first attempt the notebook is just freezing and and I have to press and hold power button. The last thing I can see is the lenovo logo and the stopped spinning circle animation. Notebook doesnt react to ctrl+alt+del.The strange thing is that right after these 1st attempts the 2nd boot attempts are always successful, windows10 loads in and no problem after that. What I already checked:-Windows event viewer: There are no records from the failed boot, I guess because windows is not even loaded.-Drivers: All drivers are installed-BIOS: I didnt see any related setting. The OS was installed in UEFI mode and bios is set this way (UEFI)-I run all the quick and deep hw diagnostics test on lenovo support page - No issues.-Win10 reinstall: Even after a clean install the freezes are still happening. Installed win10 twice but no change, still freezing.What causes the freezes!?If needed I can make a video as well.Thanks in advance!

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I continue to enjoy my i7 T430s, but wondering if it might yet be possible to upgrade? My T430s (with NVIDIA upgrade) enables me to dock and drive THREE external monitors - this is a critical requirement for me. So I would like to keep that feature, please, but would be great if 1) There might be a comparable or smaller, lighter Thinkpad that would equal or exceed the performance of my T430s? (While still driving 3 external monitors) 2) Same as above, but one with a higher resolution, native screen? I am mostly a business user and have no need to upgrade from Windows 7 if that might affect my screen options? Thank you  

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Hi Lenovo Community, I am in dire need of somebody's help to confirm some suspicions of my laptop. I own a t430s, bought from about a year and a half ago, its a customized model. Recently, I bought a new headset which was wireless that is supposed to be used via bluetooth.For whatever reason, I thought my laptop had bluetooth technology, but now I'm not sure what I can do, I can't return my headset, and I've been googling things up but with no answers. First I want to ask .. do I have bluetooth on my laptop? I went to device manager and this is what I got:  And from start menu I typed in bluetooth, these were the results:  Can someone please tell me how I can get bluetooth applied on my T430s so that I can use my headset wirelessly? Thank you.










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A:Lenovo T430s Bluetooth

Hi Poykl, Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with Bluetooth adapter on your ThinkPad T430s. This could be issue with function keys check with pressing Fn+F5 key and you will get an option to enable Bluetooth and Wifi adapter check with this option. If you are not getting the option then I think your system is not shipped with Bluetooth adapter, please provide the MTM (Machine Type Model) number which will be at the back of the system written on the white sticker so that we will confirm if the Bluetooth is shipped along with the sysetm.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar



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Hi. I use a Lenovo ThinkPad T430s. I am not able to enroll fingerprints. The following errors shows up. Please give me the solution to solve it.





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Hey guys I wanted to pick some brains i just grabbed a T430s to use and i want to do a clean install. i delete all the partition on this laptop. So now when I go to install windows i have a 500gb and their a 16gb msata. i wanted to know what i should do maybe some advice and direction. For know i'm going to install windows on the 500gb hdd

A:Clean install on a lenovo T430s

Follow these steps to Install Windows on MSATA (SSD) Drive.

If in BIOS setup you have IRST listed as a SATA controller choice then follow these more specialized steps to Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT

Additional tips here will assure you get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I've recently purchased a used Lenovo T430s. The battery appears to be dead, so I purchased an EBK battery from Amazon. The EBK battery appears to work fine as long as the charger is not plugged in. Shortly after the charger is plugged in the system reboots. I've read that Lenovo laptops will not charge a 3rd party battery. Is this correct?At this point in time I can't be sure that the charging system in the laptop is functioning correctly. Is there a utility that will test the laptops charging system? Thank you,Alan

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Greetings, community.I have the strange situation with Lenovo Diagnostics: after second run of Memory Test it displays wrong available RAM value.Maybe there is a problem.Configuration:- Lenovo ThinkPad T430s- 16Gb RAM (8Gb x2)- BIOS version: G7ETB0WW (2.70) 03/09/2018config_1config_2Steps to reproduce:- launch Lenovo Diagnostics utility on boot- launch Memory Quick Test - see, that memory test was completed successfully and "Available RAM": 16119 MB, oklaunch_1- exit to Lenovo Diagnostics main menu- launch Memory Quick Test one more time - see, that memory test was completed successfullyActual result:See, that after the second test launch "Available RAM": 8059 MBlaunch_2Expected result:"Available RAM": 16119 MBCould you please tell me if anybody had encountered such a situation?Thank you in advance )

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Hi, i updated my computer by lenovo update center and from this moment my mobile modem ericsson N5321 doesnt work. I tried instal new modem drivers, but it doesnt help me. I tried restart my computer but it doesnt work. It writtes me in device manager: This device can not be started. (Code 10). Can anybody help me?

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Hello! I bought a second hand Lenovo T430s, and I have a problem with it. The wifi switch seem to have some problem, even if i switch it on, the laptop says it's turned off. My question is, is there a way to "bypass" the physical switch, or can i get a replacement somewhere?

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Hi All,

I work for a college and we are about to roll out a lot of T430s machines. We have some already in use by faculty and staff and we are getting BSODs/reboots on different machine types. We have some that are running 32bit and 64bit win7 Enterprise.

I am attaching 4 different sf diag results from 2 32bit and 64bit problematic and no problem machines.

As of yet, we have no parts to test with and we are trying to resolve this as quickly as possible.

Any ideas?

Thanks for any and all help!

B

A:Multiple Lenovo T430s giving BSODs

forgot to add that hardware tests have been run on virtually all hardware components (cpu, hdd, systemboard, memory) and no failures. we have used a Lenovo factory OS install and still get blue screens.

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Hi all members,I am new here, so I hope you will ignore my lack of knowledge of computers, but I will try my level best to cooperate with you with my limited knowledge.I recently bought a refurbished T430s with Windows 7.  You can see the machine information below:It came with a 4GB DDR3l-PC3L-12800 (1600MHz) module in the first slot. As the picture below:I recently bought the same module (another 4GB Samsung with same specs) for the second slot. Once I have inserted it, the windows does show 8 GB, but only 3.23GB usable). How can I fix this?Thank you.

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bought 5 of these the model t430s i5 cpu\8 GIG MEMORY connected to the Pro series 3 mini dock.  I changed the BIOS to boot from the Hard Drive as the First Option. They are slow to respond to any mouse click....For Example, just closed Internet Explorer and it took over 30 seconds to close. Try to open Excel and same issue....over 30 seconds to start. I click on Acrobat Reader and it takes more than 30 seconds to load.....then when I click on any of the menu options, it says NOT RESPONDING.  A Simple Restart just took just over 14 mintues.....None of the other Windows 7 machines on my network take so long to restart. The machines are just generally sluggish in ALL OPERATIONS, any program chosen to run are slow to respond.  Any Ideas are appreciated

A:Lenovo t430S Slow response to ALL operations

Sounds to me like a bad HDD that is where I would start




Laptop HistoryT43P Fully Loaded (still used with a dock for my Mercedes Diagnostic Software)T420S

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Hi everyone. I have a problem with my t430s, after updating the bios using lenovo online tool, my pc won't start anymore.  It powers, after a few seconds the wifi indicator led turn on, and stays like that. No beeps, nothing. Tried removing bios battery, the 10 press plus long press of power button, but no luck. Does anyone know a way to revive it? I don't have warranty on it. Thanks.

A:Lenovo T430s BIOS Update failed

Problem solved. I found some 1333 ram today and insert into my laptop. The old 1066 tams are not supported in this bios appears...  

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So I currently have a Lenovo T430s Thinkpad and the Mini Dock Plus Series 3. The problem im having is that when the power cable is plugged into the dock and the laptop is mounted, my battery will not charge. Battery icon says "Plugged in, Charging" but i can see the battery percentage slowly draining. Usb ports, power button on the dock, secondary monitor and everything else seems to be working just fine. Laptop Charges just fine when "undocked". I initially thought it was a bad battery so i purchased a brand new genuine lenovo battery and still the same. Did an online search and cant find a solution to the problem. This all happened after I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64. Anyone know a solution? im all out of ideas.

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So I currently have a Lenovo T430s Thinkpad and the Mini Dock Plus Series 3. The problem im having is that when the power cable is plugged into the dock and the laptop is mounted, my battery will not charge. usb ports dont seem to be working but my secondary monitor works just fine. Did an online search and cant find a solution to the problem. This all happened after I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64. Anyone know a solution? im all out of ideas.

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I'm having some persistant and extremely annoying issues with Lenovo Vantage on the device models in the title.  In short, the app will open and then close immediately.  It displays no error message and all other apps work fine. Initially I was using my enterprise server to deploy custom Windows 10 v1709 images to these devicing using MDT with SCCM integration.  Deployment, and all its process scripts, work as they should; all drivers get installed, etc; however, as stated, Lenovo Vantage simply will not work. I have physically installed the OS' on the devices to no avail. I have enabled Developer Mode and sideloaded the app into the image both offline and online, and I have re-registered the App Packages on the system using PowerShell to no avail. The only way Lenovo Vantage will work is after doing a reset on the devices which is simply out of the question as a permanent solution. There are no health errors with any master image created on the server, all dependancy packages Lenovo Vantage states it requires within its package pack are still present within each system, there are no features enabled or disabled via Group Policy or the registry that prevent any sort of app access, nor are any of the actual app sensors disabled.  Moreover, the master images we build these OS' from simply only have bloatware Provisioned Application Packages removed (Office, Skype, BingWeather, etc.), a custom Start Menu and Task Bar Layout applied and WinMagic auto... Read more

A:Lenovo Vantage issues on T430, T430s and T470s

I'm installing Win10 v1709 with Vantage in an MDT task sequence without any problems, using the method described here:  https://support.lenovo.com/ch/en/solutions/hf003321
 
How exactly are you installing Lenovo System Interface Foundation?  Are you installing it on the deployed machine, or are you trying to somehow include it in your master image?
 
As an experiment, on one of the machines with the broken deployment, please try to uninstall and then re-install Lenovo System Interface Foundation, will Vantage start OK then?  Instructions here.
 
 
 

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I'm having some persistant and extremely annoying issues with Lenovo Vantage on the device models in the title.  In short, the app will open and then close immediately.  It displays no error message and all other apps work fine. Initially I was using my enterprise server to deploy custom Windows 10 v1709 images to these devicing using MDT with SCCM integration.  Deployment, and all its process scripts, work as they should; all drivers get installed, etc; however, as stated, Lenovo Vantage simply will not work. I have physically installed the OS' on the devices to no avail. I have enabled Developer Mode and sideloaded the app into the image both offline and online, and I have re-registered the App Packages on the system using PowerShell to no avail. The only way Lenovo Vantage will work is after doing a reset on the devices which is simply out of the question as a permanent solution. There are no health errors with any master image created on the server, all dependancy packages Lenovo Vantage states it requires within its package pack are still present within each system, there are no features enabled or disabled via Group Policy or the registry that prevent any sort of app access, nor are any of the actual app sensors disabled.  Moreover, the master images we build these OS' from simply only have bloatware Provisioned Application Packages removed (Office, Skype, BingWeather, etc.), a custom Start Menu and Task Bar Layout applied and WinMagic auto... Read more

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Hi everyone,
I am new here and looking for a fix for my problem. I recently bought a New Lenovo Thinkpad T430s for my wife. It has a 3rd gen i5 intel and 500GB hard drive. After setting it up all went well and on the second day upon start up it showed a message of low disk space on Q drive. That recovery area began with approx 16GB of space but for some reason its showing 1.6GB remaining. I made NO changes and need to know how to expand Q drive so that the warning goes away, and some how check if other things are being directed to that space. If you need more info please ask. Thanks for your help

A:Lenovo T430s Q drive recovery low on disk space

Topjack welcome to SevenForums

Right-click on Computer on the Desktop or click on then right click on Computer inside the Start Menu and select Properties. Then click on System Protection on the left upper hand side . Everything but the C partition should be off.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

Does it say Q drive as being On ? If it is click on Drive Q and click on Configure . On the System Protection for Q click on Turn off system protection then click on Apply and Ok buttons

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Hi everyone! I have been dealing with quite the headache for a while. My Lenovo T430S laptop from ~ 2012 has been crashing a lot lately. The crash happens with I am running a web meeting, and also using a dual monitor set up. Also happens when I play a video game or run video on one monitor and chrome browser on the other monitor. The crashes were infrequent at first. The screen would scramble and freeze/flicker and the audio would loop loudly, the screen would go black and the laptop would reset. These type of crashes have become a lot more frequent and I have not pin pointed the cause yet. I have changed my hard drive and clean installed windows 10 (it used to crash on Win 7 too), updated my drivers, and ran hardware tests to no avail.
Has anyone come across this type of problem and fixed it?
I am running Win 10 x64 Intel Core™ i-7-3520M CPU @ 2.90 GHz 8 GB RAM Nvidia NVS 5200M Discrete HD 4000 graphics integrated
Your thanks are much appreciated. I hope I can fix it and not have to discard such an otherwise capable system.

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Hello everybody, My T430 which clearly is not a T430s is identifying itself as a T430s in Lenovo Companion. I ran Lenovo Bridge to scan the serial number of my T430 so I could add it to my devices in my Lenovo account. Again, it came up as a T430s! And stuff like Custom Battery Threshhold and USB-Always-On settings don't work! ...I'm so tired of trying EVERYTHING to stop this unit (which as been refurbed with Windows 10 Pro 64bit) from going into suspend randomly. I'm going to try un-installing Lenovo software and see if I fare better!! Yet another reason not to use Lenovo bloatware!!

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I decided to put 2 new SSDs into one of my ThinkPads (T430s).  After setting the User+Master HD passwords in the BIOS, it seems as though the boot-up process only regonizes the passwords after the 1st restart after setting a password on the drives but return the 'X' after that.  Oddly, both passwords are recognized within the BIOS UEFI settings themselves.  So I've set, reset, returned to default, etc. the BIOS settings but it will not regonize either the User nor Master passwords during boot-up despite regonizing both just fine in the BIOS settings. I've had many different hard drives in the T430s over the years, and have never had any issue, but I'm not quite understanding how the BIOS itself can regonize the passwords just fine - allowing me to remove them and set them again - but when entering them during the actual boot processes, I get the 'X', and it does not matter whether I use the User password or the Master password after hitting the F1 key. Mind you this is for BOTH drives, not just the primary drive.  Both passwords are entered correctly, too.  I even changed them to the lowest character limit available and like before, the passwords are accepted only after the 1st reboot after initially setting them, but they are not recognized any time after. There have been no changes to the device other than the swap to the X300s, and the latest UEFI BIOS flash a few weeks ago (no problems there). Anyone encounter this before? ... Read more

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The unit is 4 years old. It got into issues recently. The t430s will shut down for no reason after log into the system (the screen go black suddenly) and it will reboot by itself. It will do this for few time (around 3 times )and then the t430s will be hard to boot up. The light on the power buttom is on but the system can not boot up.It was taken to Lennovo service station here at China, the guy told me that the motherboard had issues and it needed to be replaced. What should I do?  

A:Thinkpad t430s keep shutting down and hard to boot up

It is hard to know without seeing it.  It might be the motherboard, but I might suspect overheating and try reseating the fan with new thermal grease.

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 Hello everyone.  I own a Lenovo G580. Installed Windows 8.1 recently and have started experiencing a few problems. 1) KeyboardThe keyboard seems to freeze up on the start screen. None of the keys respond. I think after pressing the power key, a couple of times, the keyboard comes alive again.2) TouchPadThe touchpad is practically dead now. I am using a USB mouse to do my work. This USB mouse, also, doesn't work on the start screen, until the power key is pressed.I have installed the driver available on Lenovo's website for the TouchPad (Windows 8.1 x64) but to no avail. Device manager doesn't show any warning (yellow exclaimations) or errors (red exclaimations). How should I preceed? Please advice.  Edit: 1) Some of the answers to similar questions suggested about filter keys. The filter keys are turned off in my PC.   System Specifications:Model: Lenovo G580OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8.1Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600System Type: x64-based PC 

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I hope this isn't a dupe thread.  I tried searching and couldn't find the info. I just purchased a used T430s that came with Windows 8, but at some point along the way someone installed Windows 10.  The first thing I want to do is make sure that this is a legit/verified Windows 10, and secondly how do I download drivers from Lenovo for Windows 10.   When I go to the product page, it doesn't give me the option for Windows 10.  It shows Vista through 8, but not 10. Any help is greatly appreciated. GBA





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The problem is a freeze during Windows 7 64 bit installation loading disk.sys when booting in UEFI mode.

According to Intel online support (https://communities.intel.com/message/206067) :
+"Windows 7 Setup has a problem detecting Toshiba SSD"+

*Disk Drive ATA TOSHIBA THNSNH25 SCSI Disk Device (238 GB)*

Is there anything to do that would make Windows 7 setup loader work with the SSD drive ?

A:Windows 7 freeze after UEFI boot because of SSD

I read the discussion on the Intel community page.
It looks like you already tried all possible solutions to install Win 7.
It looks like Win 8 can be installed properly but only Win 7 isn?t possible.
Not quite sure why this isn?t possible but in case its SSD drive issue, you should try another SSD drive.
Maybe its a compatibility problem between the controller and SSD drive.

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Hello. I just want you to know beforehand that I have searched the internet high and low (well, first 10 google pages, at any rate, and many many forums) on how to fix this. I have messed with msconfig more times than I can count, and have tried so many different settings that I highly doubt any new setting will change whatever the problem is (but I could've missed something). I have reformatted so many times that I can't use the windows cd key anymore.

I don't know which minidumps or logs to give you, so that might help.

The fact that I am logged on at all is quite an accomplishment (completely random, as far as I can tell), since everytime I restart the computer there is a 90% chance that windows will freeze during boot. Usually the "status" bar (haha) will freeze after a few seconds. Often I'm taunted, given hope, after windows messes around with the keyboard LEDs and mouse LEDs as though it were going to boot.

/sos & /bootlog in boot.ini gives me absolutely NOTHING to work with, since SOS tells me all the things that safemode will boot with (safe mode always boots) and bootlog never dumps anything unless, heaven forbid, windows boots and I don't need the log. As far as I can tell, Windows never dumps anything pertinent to my problem. It just freezes at start-up. No change to either boot.ini, system.ini, or win.ini works (right now, everything is cleared in system.ini and win.ini, and there have been many different settings... Read more

A:Enigmatic Windows Boot Freeze

Very long shot in the dark here, but I assume your mobo is based on the nforce chipset? Do you have a dvd drive on your system?
I was having a problem like this a while ago, just after adding a dvd drive into my system, after posting here Howard casually advised me to remove the nvidia ide driver because it can cause problems; lo and behold all my problems went away..
Not sure if its affecting you, but worth a shot if you have it installed.
 

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Hi,

I have my laptop for almost a year now and I'm starting to get more and more problems.

As soon as I upgraded my OS from Vista to Windows 7, it started freezing sometimes. These freezes appeared too be totally random: about once a week, sometimes with only one application running, sometimes with alot, sometimes 10 minutes after startup, sometimes 4 hours after startup etc... It is just running smoothly before these crashes and it does again after.

But since about a month it started getting worse. It freezes almost every day now (sometimes with a weird bluescreen) and sometimes it can't boot (also when it was shut down normally). When this happens it first looks normal with the animated windows 7 logo and then suddenly I get a bluescreen for a fraction of a second and it reboots. Then I'm given two options: to use startup repair or to boot normally. When I choose to boot normally, it fails again. When I choose to use startup repair, it says it can't repair after a while, but when I press cancel after that my laptop can boot again normally (for a few times at least).

I have a lot of restore points but Windows can't seem to use any of them .

Some things that might be related:
I had some problems with viruses lately, which caused some random changes like messing up my Google Chrome settings and deleting my 'open on startup' applications.
I once spillt some tea on my laptop which caused it to crash, but it worked again after leaving it to dry for a few days.
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A:Windows 7 freeze and boot problems

Now that you've upgraded windows 7 from Vista, that could be a major reason of all these problems. Doing a clean install can keep you happy.

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Hi I have installed windows 7 on my PC and now I find that the display freezes when leaving the desktop idle for a period of time. The only way to get back is to force a re boot to the PC. I thought maybe the installation went in wrong so I reformatted hard drive and re installed the operating system again. Re load my normal windows programs and thought all was well until it happened again.
So I thought I would look on the forums to see if any one else has a problem? Found this forum and now I don't feel so bad. I have tried some of the ideas in the above postings but still happens after a short period of time maybe 1/2 hours.
I did how ever look into system rating the PC in properties from the computer button on start programs and ran the system check. After a while the report on screen said Can not rate system at present Window driver problem! what ever this means? Maybe thats why we are having a problem with freezing? Help I do like Win 7 and would like to keep using it so I will keep an eye on this thread to see if any one has a fix? Thanks for reading Peter

A:Windows 7 desktop freeze then re boot

Your nv_agp driver isn't running. That is for your AGP slot to work well. You do have AGP style video card, right? Update the chipset drivers for your motherboard. Because now, it's only using PCI to PCI bridge. No good.

And you have Bonjour on your pc. Recommended to Google on how to remove.

Another recommendation: Open Computer (Windows Explorer), click uninstall or change a program. Use this to remove NVidia 3D Vision or similar.

Update your Steam. Unrelated, but I see it crashed on you. http://store.steampowered.com/about/

There are updates for your Adobe Reader.

Use msconfig (because easier for you than Regedit) from start menu. Copy and paste that into search box, hit enter. Go to startup tab.

Uncheck QuickTime Task, Adobe ARM, Adobe Reader Speed Launcher, Google Update. Hit ok.

Please fill in your system specs better if you are able to. Thanks.

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Hello everyone!

A few days ago i clean instaled Windows 7, after running normaly for a few days windows will no longer boot. It gets stuck on the boot/load screen. I have tried to repair windows with the instalation disc, but when i try to perform an action (after selecting language) the mous becomes a spining circle, indicating that it is loading, but nothing happens.
I have tried resetting BIOS but it has not helped.

If anyone have encountered this isue before i would be very greatfull for som help
Thanks!

EDIT: Thank you all for the help! I tried everything you guys sugested to me without any luck in solving the isue, so i had a friend take a look at things and it turned out i had a busted harddrive.
Many thanks to everyone that offered advises!

A:Windows 7 does not boot and installation CD/DVD freeze

Is the hard drive detected in BIOS setup and registers there?

Can you boot the disk in another PC?

Can you boot the disk with HD unplugged?

Try flash stick media provided in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which also has everything that can be done to start Win7.

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I Have a T430s bought directly from Lenovo, used recovered discs to restore, found Win Activation key from BIOS, upon trying to activate Win 8, it says the key is invalid. I've read the other (many!) threads on this issue. How can I activate my restored computer's version of Win 8??

A:T430s: How to get my windows 8 license key

Hello,
 
I think it has been about six years since Lenovo sold the T430s, which I think came with options to have either Windows 7 or Windows 8 pre-loaded onto it.  Are you certain the recovery discs are the correct ones for this ThinkPad's OEM Windows Product ID license key?
 
You can try downloading Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1 directly from Microsoft's support web site and seeing if either of those will work with the PID key:
 
Windows 7: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
Windows 8.1: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO
 
If neither of those work, I would suggest calling Lenovo Support directly at +1 (800) 426-7378 (toll-free within the United States) and they may be able to determine which version of Windows is licensed for the computer by looking up its model and serial numbers.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Lenovo T430SOS: Windows 7 Pro The yellow USB works perfectly The two blue USB's, both with "SS" do not work.*When plugging in a mouse nothing happens.  The mouse does not have power and the OS does not recognize. *When plugging in a thumb-drive the red light on the thumb drive illumintes then goes out.  Nothing shows as recognized with the OS.  Device manager has all hardware with drivers.  In Device Manager, under Under USB Controlers, one is listed as, "Unknown Device."  When I try to update the drive it says its "Intel USB 3.0 Root Hub"IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004&SID_21FB17AAIUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31I downloaded USB drivers for Lenovo T430s from lenovo.com*Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host ControllerI also tried uninstalling all USB drivers and rebooted and also nothing has changed. BIOS has USB settings all turned on (some were auto originally). 

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Window will not start up, tried in safe mode and cpu freeze up trying to use recovery disc. It si a northgate pc windows XP
 

A:Windows will not boot, go into safe mode an PC freeze up

Firstly it shouldn't be trying to run any recovery disk. You will have to see a computer specialist unless you are familiar with hardware inside your computer, if you are check all connections are plugged in ect. and that the heatsync is actually working
 

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I have been using Windows 8 since it was released with no problems. It actually improved my old laptops performance.

Recently i updated to 8.1 through the MS store and since then the laptop has been freezing on reboots and when waking up from extended sleep. If i put the computer to sleep and wake it up it boots just fine, but if it is asleep for an hour or so it will freeze on the splash screen. The little swirling orbs will rotate then suddenly lock and the only way to get it out is to hold the power down and do a hard reboot.

Bios is the Most current i can get from HP
Turned of FASTboot (helped with shutdowns but not with sleep)
Have updated all the drivers as far as i can tell.

I have found other people with similar problems but their solutions have been fast boot which has not helped me
Windows 8.1ATI HD3200 Mobile4gb ddr2 ramAMD Turion X2 mobile processor RM-72 / 2.1 GHz

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Hi there.

I have been having an intermittent boot issue where my computer will freeze just before the win7 logo displays and swirls on the screen. Note: if it gets past there, it starts fine.

Current troubleshooting log:
Replaced GPU & Motherboard (just got the mobo back on friday).
Computer shop gave me their testing HDD to try with a fresh copy of windows on it and it still faulted.
Originally had Win7 Home Premium 64-bit and still faulted.
Have done a full reformat and it still happens.
Computer shop has done a full RAM test and it gave a clear result.
Restored bios settings to default and it still faults. (now new mobo anyway...)
I've checked various forums to check if anyone else has same issue and haven't found a resolution.

I'm running out of options.
It seems the only original components i have that haven't been checked and/or replaced are the PSU & CPU...

Any ideas?

Thanks.

A:Intermittent boot freeze just before windows logo

  
Quote: Originally Posted by abiathar


Hi there.

I have been having an intermittent boot issue where my computer will freeze just before the win7 logo displays and swirls on the screen. Note: if it gets past there, it starts fine.

Current troubleshooting log:
Replaced GPU & Motherboard (just got the mobo back on friday).
Computer shop gave me their testing HDD to try with a fresh copy of windows on it and it still faulted.
Originally had Win7 Home Premium 64-bit and still faulted.
Have done a full reformat and it still happens.
Computer shop has done a full RAM test and it gave a clear result.
Restored bios settings to default and it still faults. (now new mobo anyway...)
I've checked various forums to check if anyone else has same issue and haven't found a resolution.

I'm running out of options.
It seems the only original components i have that haven't been checked and/or replaced are the PSU & CPU...

Any ideas?

Thanks.



A couple of things

1- Does it do the same when you boot into safe mode (F8)?

2-Is there anything about the freeze in event viewer (type eventvwr in search)
go to the windows Logs>apllication (and system) tabs.
look for critical errors (they have red in the left hand column) that say app hang, app crash, app freeze, or anything related tot he problem.
When you find them either make a screenshot, or note the event ID and source codes and upload them to us.

3-type msconfig in search (go to the start... Read more

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I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business.  You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.
 
I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...
 
Data Requirements:  Used space on current HDD = 300GB.  New SSD is 500GB.  
I do not wish to use the old HDD after cloning.
 
Hardware purchased for cloning project:
Samsung Evo 850 500GB Internal SSD
Startech USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP-SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD
 
Would somebody please be kind enough to walk me through this and post current instructions?
I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.
 
I feel like I have just enough information to be dangerous and really screw this up.
 
Anybody want to help me through a topic that has been covered repeatedly but is still terrifying to me?
 
Thanks
 
Anthony
 
P.S.  I am willing to pay $25 via paypal if you are experienced in doing this and will walk me through the process....
 
Moderator note: serial number removed for member's protection.
 
 

A:Clone T430S HDD to Samsung Evo 850 SSD on Windows ...

First, welcome to the forum.
 
> I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business.  You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.
 
1. You're going to copy the contents of your current HDD to your new SSD. If for any reason there's a problem you can always go back to the HDD. Its contents won't have changed.
 
2. In any case, if this system is critical to your wife's business then presumbly you already back up the HDD. Back it up again just before you begin the clone process just in case.
 
> I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...
 
1. Put the HDD in the external USB enclosure and put the SSD in the T430s main drive bay. Temporarily boot from the HDD in the USB enclosure. Clone from HDD to SSD. Reboot normally (i.e. from the SSD).
 
2. If you're on Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 then there's no need to mess with those confusing parameters. Let the OS sort this stuff out.
 
> I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.
 
I would use Samsung's own Data Migration Software. ("The Samsung Data Migration software is designed to help users quickly, easily... Read more

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I have  bought Lenovo T430s laptop recently. The main problem is that it came win Ubuntu OS. I formated all the partition data and tried to install Windows 7. There was a "A required CD/DVD drive driver is missing" issue, where a windows prompts asking me to point the directory where to load that driver. It's on that step, where I should select where to install the drive, so I tought it was the HDD drivers. I tried with UEFI/Legacy tricks such as forcing my BIOS to use UEFI only or LEGACY only. I also tried to change the HDD options from AHCI to Compatability and many variations. Well at first time, i tried with putting the chipset drivers to usb disk and point the driver then uncheck the "Hide drivers that are not compatible with my computer" and tried to force it use my drivers. Tried with different drivers and every time I got stuck to the same problem. Then I tried with Windows 8 and Windows 10, It just installed without problem. Later I had issue with my Cooling Fan. It stoped working, So i returned my laptop to the shop, where I bought the laptop. They said that they sent it to a service and the service changed the HDD and the motherboard. The HDD was Seagate 320GB, now it is HITACHI 320GB. The motherboard is changed, because previous motherboard had Compatibility options, that was suited for windows 8, now it's gone (may be old BIOS chip/software or newer, I dont' know, my BIOS version is 2.7). So after I got my laptop back (repaired) I got it with new H... Read more

A:T430s Windows 7 Installation Issue

Hi,
 
You need to add the USB 3.0 drivers to the WIndows 7 installation media.  There are several threads on this topic here on the forums.  It can be done manually (a real pain...) or with one of several OEM tools.
 
Here's the Intel one:  https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25476/Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility
 
You may also need to make the flash drive UEFI-bootable if that's you preferred installation mode.  That involves some file manipulation, but not a complete rebuild of the media.
 
Z.

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Wondering if anyone can lend some advice...

My Dell8400 running Windows XP SP2 refuses to boot the Windows OS

The "Windows" loading screen appears, followed by a blue screen saying the volume c: is dirty, running CHKDSK..., at which point it freezes at 16% and refuses to progress even if left on overnight etc. This screen can not be exited out of, canceled, or wooed by candelit dinners.

I've tried everything I can think of - attempting to boot in Safe Mode mode (in any variation) only results in a black screen with countless long strings scrolling by that read things like:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\agpCPQ.sys

at which point, wonder of wonders, it once again freezes - only to be tamed by a hard power off.

The only thing I'm really able to do prior to total freeze/shutdown/death is run diagnostics on the hard drive - the "SATA Disk S/N = 5MT0PSAH Read Test" tells me this:

Error Code 0F00:0244 Block 99892849: Uncorrectable data error or media is write protected

I've got my Windows OS Reinstallation CD, but it's not proving very useful

moral of the story: I think I'm screwed. I'm looking for someone to either (miraculously) a) provide me with an Arabian treasure map out of this tiger-shaped collapsing sand cavern or (more likely):

b) let me know how to format/wipe/whatever my internal c: hard disk without the use of my OS or a command prompt, so i can reinstall windows and get on with my ... Read more

A:CHKDSK freeze, Windows won't boot, Shoot me in the face

check your hard drive with the appropiate utility
http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

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Hi, and thanks for reading

Sorry I can't really write much because its from my mobile device. After shutting down and installing a windows update unintentionally, whenever I try to boot back, it freezes at loading. I am unable to use my dvd drive as it won't boot discs (had to manually open it but still receives power). Safe mode does not appear either after pressing F5 and F8, and the only option I receive is to boot startup repair. That freezes in loading aswell. Please help!

I have an Asus P5N72-T premium motherboard.

A:windows loading freeze, can't safe mode, can't dvd boot

Hi,

First thing you should do is back up your data.

One way you can do this is by using Ubuntu. This is completely free, and has the advantage that it can be run off a USB stick or a CD - saving you having to install it on your hard drive.

You can get it from here: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download

Step #2 on that page shows you how to create the USB/CD.

Then once you boot into it (choose the option where it just runs off the USB/CD) you can use it to copy your files from the Windows Partition to an external hard drive (Note: Do not copy anything to the Ubuntu Filesystem as it will not be saved on shut-down)

Then, try booting from the Windows DVD again to run start-up repair off it (make sure you have the DVD/CD drive set to the top of the boot priority list in the BIOS).

Regards,
Reventon

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I would like to know whether my problems will go away if I change my HDD with some bad sectors to 128GB SSD ? Or, they can be the problems of Windows 7, and they are likely to happen again even I change to SSD ?

I found this thread where the computer suddenly becomes very slow even with SSD.
PC slowing down to a crawl...

Your answer will help me decide whether I should buy 128GB SSD now, or I have more time to save up for 256GB SSD. I would like buy Samsung 840 Pro which cost more than other model.

You can read all the story and test results below, including my system info.

Thank you!

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My laptop always keeps freezing and sometimes does not boot at all until I have to do System Image Recovery.

(My System Image Recovery was done right after cleaning up Factory Bloatware, and installed few programs including Lightroom 4, Chrome, MSE, Calibre, HP Printer Solution Center)

Then, it will be good for a while until the same things happen again. At first, my laptop was good for 6 months after System Image Recovery. Then, it stayed good for only 3 months, and just 1 month the last time it happened.

The last time was the most severe one. One week ago my computer kept freezing for a few days, and then it would not boot at all. There was a flash of blue screen during boot, and a screen asking to choose between system repair and boot normally.

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A:Freeze&unable to boot, fixed, good for a while:Bad HDD or Bad Windows?

If Western Digital Data Lifeguard cannot repair your HD then it should be replaced. I'm not sure I'd even trust it if it does repair. Best to replace.

Then you should not have any problems with your image unless its integrity was damaged by missing sectors.

So it would probably be best to do a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - the steps are the same for retail.

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Hi everyone,I've a T430s for more than a year now (second hand). Everything was fine until my suddently HDD died last week because of bad sector, after putting the laptop on hibernation for the night.I've bought a SSHD to replace my HDD and asked a friend who is quite good at computing to reinstall windows 7 on it. Everything works exept the wifi, the laptop is not able to catch wifi signal ... (but internet works with an ethernet cable).Installing Lenovo drivers from the support website did not fixed the issue.Any idea about how to fix it or about the source of the problem? Thanks !!

A:T430s Wifi issue after reinstalling Windows

Welcome to the forum!
 
The site has three different drivers, is your friend sure she/he installed the correct one? I guess you're using a 64bits Win7, right?
 
Eventually ask her/him to check the device-id of the wifi card from the Device Manager.
 
Kind Regards
 
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This problem started with a random freeze while playing a game. No recent driver changes were made to the computer, but there was an update to the game shortly before problems began.

System froze completely and had to be forced (hold power 4+ seconds) to shut down. On reboot it stalled on the "Starting Windows" screen. Linux partition that I have on the drive boots fine, but I cannot access the windows part from it. To be honest I'm not sure of thats me (I'm a nub when it comes to linux) or something else.

I reboot using the windows 7 disk and try to chkdsk on the drive.. which takes HOURS. (12+) and get things like not enough space to apply fix or file segment ##### unreadable. My apologies not the non specific descriptions there.. I neglected to write them down.

I've read through googling this may be a drive failure, though I wonder why I can still boot to linux with no problems if that's the case. I'm attempting to get the seagate drive diag tools on a USB stick to run on the drive.

I tried hooking the drive up to another computer via a USB adapter, however it didn't like that.. I suspect that would be because the drive is win7 64, and the computer I tried to hook it up to was winxp 32.

I would appreciate any thoughts on other things to check as I go about this. Thank you for your time in reading community.
 

A:Win7 freeze/won't boot to Windows. Linux boots fine

Got seagate tools to run. It fails all tests and repairs with bad sectors everywhere. I guess the drive IS borked. I'll try to copy my Users directory to save my stuffs and get the IT guy at my school to RMA the drive.
 

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Hello all, first time poster here. I have been dealing with a Windows 7 boot failure problem for a few days now and have not been able to find a resolution. I suspect that my hard drive may have failed, but I was wondering if I could get a second opinion. The boot failure problem started after my system froze and I had to force it to shutdown by holding down the power button. Upon rebooting, I was prompted to start either System Repair or the Safe Mode options. After I chose System Repair, the process started, but it seemed to hang intermittently and took at least 30-45 minutes to complete. During this time, I noticed that the hard drive LED on my computer case was lit solid. When System Repair did complete, it said Boot Manager missing or corrupt. So I have followed all of the steps to repair the Boot Manager and I can get Windows to start loading, but after the Windows logo animation closes the system seems to hang and I have the solid hard drive LED again. I restarted in Safe Mode, but it also hangs when trying to load disk.sys with a solid hdd light and will not progress further. So I went back into the recovery environment and tried to run a chkdsk on the Windows partition, and after 3% complete it displayed the following:

Deleted corrupt attribute list entry
with type code 128 in file 88874.
Deleted corrupt attribute list entry
with type code 128 in file 88874.
Deleting corrupt attribute record (120, "")
from file record segment 88999.
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A:Unable to boot Windows 7 after system freeze and forced shutdown

I no expert but the first thing I would check is the boot order in the bios. Set the bios to default.
Then make sure your ssd with Windows 7 is the first boot.
I sounds like it's trying to boot from the hard drive instead of the ssd.

You could also unhook the hard drive and see if it will boot from the ssd.

A 32 gig sse with Windows 7 doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room.

Please read this tutorial by Bare Foot Kid. I gives some helpful information.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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