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Thinkpad P51 doesn't boot after memory upgrade

Q: Thinkpad P51 doesn't boot after memory upgrade

Hi all, Just bought brand new Thinkpad P51 (20hh0014rt). All latest software updates installed.Now I'm trying to upgrade memory and installing Kingston HyperX HX424S14IBK2/32 kit of 2 x 16Gb in two the slots under the bottom cover - my notebook doesn't boot in this configuration (I press ON button, I can see power LED is on and hear the cooling system, but nothing happens...)When I remove this two memory modules - notebook bootup without problems. This modules are ok at 200% - I'm writing this right now at my Thinkpad P470 with both those modules installed. Is there any way of how I can use this memory with my P51? Thanks!

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Hi all, Just bought brand new Thinkpad P51 (20hh0014rt). All latest software updates installed.Now I'm trying to upgrade memory and installing Kingston HyperX HX424S14IBK2/32 kit of 2 x 16Gb in to the slots under the bottom cover - my notebook doesn't boot in this configuration (I press ON button, I can see power LED is on and hear the cooling system, but nothing happens...)When I remove this two memory modules - notebook bootup without problems. This modules are ok at 200% - I'm writing this right now at my Thinkpad P470 with both those modules installed. Is there any way of how I can use this memory with my P51? Thanks!

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Hello

I have recently decided to upgrade my laptop's RAM memory because it's been really slow lately. I bought a Kingston memory, 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 SODIMM and after installing it, my laptop doesn't boot. I press the power button and nothing happens T^T Does anyone know why? Is the memory I bought not compatible with my laptop?

Thank you

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hello, I hope this is the right place to ask some Q about the IBM thinkpad G40 .. My son bought a second hand G40 some years back. It had/has only 256M memory. Now I want to upgrade the memory and I scanned the relevant web pages of Lenovo. Apparently the memory should be PC2100 or maybe PC2700 becasue of PC2100 availability ? (DDR)Now a cpu-z run on that laptop says the memory is PC2300 (142Mhz) so what gives ? Has this been put in to be on the safe side or ?and an additional Q .. can memory modules be mixed ? ie can I add a 512M PC2100 sodimm to get 768M ? or do I need to remove the original 256M and go for 2x 512M ?TIAImbsysop 










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A:Thinkpad G40 memory upgrade

Welcome to the forum! Your machine can run PC2100/2700 memory, and you can combine it, it will always run at PC2100 speed regardless of anything else. It can be mixed, no questions asked. If the G40 is Celeron powered, it will take up to 1Gb (2x512Mb) of RAM. If it's Pentium 4-powered, you can install up to 2Gb of RAM. Hope this helps.

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Currently I am trying to upgrade memory modules on my ThinkPad P51 of type 20HH. It was planned to have maximum, i.e. 64 GB, instead of original 8 GB. After some research four of Crucial 16 GB DDR4-2400 SODIMM CT16G4SFD824A have been obtained. With absolutely no problems two of them have been inserted in slots under the bottom cover. On that stage the laptop starts up and works perfectly with total 40 GB of RAM consisted of new 32 GB and original 8 GB. However, after adding a new memory module under the keyboard and/or replacing original 8 GB memory module with new 16 GB, and/or even putting original 8 GB memory module in the neighbouring slot, the laptop doesn't start up. Several attempts have been done to solve this problem, i.e. BIOS has been updated to 1.47 version, CMOS battery has been removed and returned back to its place, SSD drive has been removed and returned back to its place, the laptop has been turned on with a battery only, with AC power adapter only and with both of them. Nothing of the listed above helped to solve a problem. Did someone face the same problem? Is there a solution for it?

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How can I be sure to get the right memory upgrade for my IBM Thinkpad [email protected] 2373 ans how can I tell how much memory it can take?
 

A:Memory Upgrade for IBM ThinkPad T42 2372

Sorry it is an IBM ThinkPad T42 2373...i have the specs from Everest if that helps?
 

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I am looking for memory upgrade options from 1x8GBSearching internet returns Crucial website for compatible sodimm  Option 1: get 1x 16GB  = total 24GBOption 2: get 2x 16GB = total 32GB Q1: I read some where that it is important to have two identical RAM. Perhaps I would go for option 2. Any suggestion Q2: For option 2, there are 2400 [CT2K16G4SFD824A] or 2666 [CT2K16G4SFD8266] version.The X1 unit came with 2666 8GB RAM, is it better to go for 2666 version, even through it is written in manual that the max support speed is 2400? Q3: Please share your choices for X1 extreme memory upgrade?   

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Howdy All! I just ordered a Thinkpad P70 with a XEON 1505-M processor. It comes with one 16gb ECC memory module. I want to add 3 more and when I checked Crucial.com's memory upgrade options, it only list 1x16GB NON-ECC memory modules! So two questions: 1) Can I mix the 1x16GB ECC memory module with 3 NON-ECC 1x16 modules? 2) How hard is it to install memory in the P70? My last couple of mobile workstations have been Dell M Precisions and adding memory was EASY (no need to remove the keyboard ,etc)! Thanks in advance! Aggie85

A:Thinkpad P70 Memory Upgrade Questions!

Aggie1985 wrote:1) Can I mix the 1x16GB ECC memory module with 3 NON-ECC 1x16 modules? 2) How hard is it to install memory in the P70? My last couple of mobile workstations have been Dell M Precisions and adding memory was EASY (no need to remove the keyboard ,etc)!About 1: It might be possible to mix ECC with non-ECC modules, but you would lose the error detection on all modules then. Since non-ECC modules are only slightly cheaper I would not recommend it. About 2: for the P50 it is a piece of cake to install memory, it should be no different on the P70.  As for memory: Lenovo currently uses Samsung modules. So if you want to go for the same 16GB ECC modules check for M474A2K43BB1-CPB. I do not know about Cruicial, but at least Transcend also got 16GB ECC modules (check for TS2GSH72V1B). I cannot say anything about the Transcend modules, but I installed two of the 16GB Samsung modules (besides the 8GB module that was already in) in my P50 had no problem so far (even checked with Memtest86+ for a whole night). Cubbi

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Hello, I have a new x1 extreme gen 2 Part No: 20MFCTO1WW with 16 GB DDR4 2666MHz. I would like to go to 32 or 64 GB if I can.  Could anybody suggest what memory I should buy and where? Thanks in advance, Ricky

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme memory upgrade?

You can have up to 64GB (2 X 32GB).  The part numbers for the 32GB SODIMMs are 01AG871 or 01AG861.  Other configurations are possible depending on thether you have 2 X 8GB or 1 X 16GB and what you want to end up with,

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One of my USB  ports (the one in the right side) doesn't work anymore after I upgraded my OS to Windows 10. It can't detect any device, such as flashdisk, mouse, hard disk, etc. But the USB port in the left side work perfectly.I made all the updates, including usb driver update, but still not working. And it was working before. Same happened to a friend with the same exact laptop model.Anyone can help? Please.













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A:One of my USB Ports doesn't work after upgrade to Win 10 - Lenovo Thinkpad T431s

Is that is the port that provides charging when the PC is off but plugged in? I wonder if tinkering with power settings might help ...

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Hi This is my first post to the forum. Regrettably I must start with a problem. Following suggestions on this forum I decided to upgrade RAM in my X200 to 8 GB. I bought 2 4GB chips branded by G.Skill http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-1600c11d-8gsl I was very disappointed to find the memory doesn't work. The machine won't start (black screen) with several pipping sounds.I suppose they mean DIMM problem. When I replaced the original memory chips everything is normal. Is this at all impossible and I should go for another memory ?Could possibly BIOS upgrade help ? I'd be very grateful for any comments and suggestions. Cheers,Chris

A:Thinkpad X200 memory upgrade failure

Welcome to the forum!
 
Unfortunately X200's are very picky with DDR3-12800 (DDR3-1600) like the ones you bought.
 
I would advice to buy DDR3-10600 (DDR3-1333) or DDR3-8500 (DDR3-1066) RAM. I would also recommend you to avoid the "Value RAM" line from Kingston, the "Value Select" line from Corsair (other lines from those brands are ok) and any no-name brand from eBay and similar shops.
 
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The current configuration of my system (as bought) is 4Gb RAM.  According to the specifictions, it is upgradable to 8Gb.  I had a conversation with Sales Support via Chat trying to find the correct part number for 8Gb memory to replace the 4Gb.  I was told that as my system is still under warranty, I would need to contact Technical Support for this to happen.  Having done a number of searches on this forum, would I be right in suspecting that the existing 4Gb is soldered in to place - hence the need for a Warranty call to upgrade.  I was advised that any attempt to make the change myself would void the warranty.Any thoughts please.










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A:Memory upgrade Thinkpad Yoga 11e Windows 8.1

http://thinkpads.com/support/hmm/hmm_pdf/tp_11e_yoga11e_hmm_en_sp40f29949.pdfThis seems to say there's one stick of socketed RAM.The bottom cover and the memory module are both marked as "optional-service CRU", so you won't really void warranty by replacing it yourself.The required RAM specification is this: PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM. Just find an 8GB stick with those specs.

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I was wondering whether somebody could shed some light on this issue. I am (as many more I guess) suffering from memory shortcut on my S440. Now I just stumbled uppon a new upgrade option from Curcial:http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct204864bf160b Is this module compatible with a S440 i7 4500u? BIOS might be an issue as far as I read.













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A:Thinkpad S440 16GB memory upgrade

No,  It won't work and the problem isn't the BIOS or a Lenovo limitation.  You have a 4th gen CPU  i7-4500u.  The 16GB modules only work on 5th gen or later

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Hi!I have a problem with a memory upgrade on the Lenovo ThinkPad T510. Currently I have 2x2GB moduls and wanted to install 2x4GB.When I put 2x4GB in , Windows does not boot, just hangs on a black screen (before win logo). I tried:a) 1 x 4 GB front slot (I get a blue screen of death)b) 1 x 4 GB  back slot(I get a blue screen of death)c) 1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB (i get black screen)d) upgrading bios - go to a) :e) testing memory in another laptop [works] New memory is  : 4GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3-12800 CL11 KingstonWhat do I do?

A:thinkpad T510 memory upgrade problem

Hi gbanina,I have the same problem when trying to use the same Kingston memory with my T510.Do you know to tell now whether this memory is not compatible with the T510 or it was just a bad memory card?Thanks!

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Hi Guys. I have a Thinkpad T410i notebook with Windows 7 64-bit installed.It has 2x 2GB a RAM in it. I want to upgrade it to 2x 4GB.I got the RAM installed, in the BIOS its okay but Windows won't start. The loading screen freezes, in safemode it stuck at classpnp.sys, I tried renameing it to classpnp.old, after that its stuck at disk.sys.Windows recovery doesn't load. I loaded it with a Ubuntu live USB stick and that works. The ram is Kingston4GB Module - DDR3L 1600MHzPart Number: KVR16LS11/4Specs: DDR3L , 1600MHz , Non-ECC , CL11 , 1.35V , Unbuffered, SODIMM Is this not a good memory for Thinkpad T410i?    

A:Thinkpad T410i memory upgrade issue

Welcome to the forum!
 
If it works with Ubuntu is definitevely a Windows issue. Did you try to start in safe mode? Press F8 immediately after the ThinkPad logo appears when booting.
 
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Hi all, My Lenovo G575 is a few years old, but still works. I have only 1 RAM memory slot soldered onto motherboard. Windows 10 is installed, but quite slow on the internet. Can i upgrade RAM memory from 4gb 1066 speed to one single 8gb card? will it use 8gb or just 4gb? Any options to make internet faster, as i do have BT Fibre and only a few metres from router? Thanks all.

A:ThinkPad W510 RAM Memory Upgrade / Installation

OldComputer1999 wrote:
Hi all,
 
My Lenovo G575 is a few years old, but still works. I have only 1 RAM memory slot soldered onto motherboard. Windows 10 is installed, but quite slow on the internet. Can i upgrade RAM memory from 4gb 1066 speed to one single 8gb card? will it use 8gb or just 4gb? Any options to make internet faster, as i do have BT Fibre and only a few metres from router?
 
Thanks all.

From the parts list of the Maintenance Manual - your computer will only accept 4gb modules.  If you only have one socket on the motherboard, you are limited to a single 4gb stick.  Usually the system has the option for two memory modules, so I would suggest contacting Lenovo support by phone to discuss this situation.
 
Cheers.
 
CB

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I know that the L520 allows a maximum memory of 8 GB. Do I have to use each slot to get maximun memory (4 + 4) or can I install a single 8 GB stick into a single slot and leave the other empty? If I can use the 8 + 0 method, does it make any difference as to which slot I install the stick? Additionally, does it make any difference in speed if I use the PC3-10600 memory or PC-12800 memory? i7 - 2620M processor

A:ThinkPad L520 RAM Memory Upgrade / Installation

I'm of the opinion a L520 will support 16GB, at least my T520 and both X220 I have do so. And they're the same generation as yours
 
Generally speaking it's better to have two sticks for dual channel, 2x 4GB should be better than 1x 8GB. Although the difference may not be so noticeable in normal daily usage.

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This morning I received my order for new memory for my laptop and after getting all excited... it didn't work   Old memory was: 1x HMT41GS6AFR8ANew memory is: 2x KVR16LSE11/8 I tried all combinations (new banks alone, 2gether with old, different slot, etc), it just never boots (no BIOS screen, nothing). I this topic: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Thinkpad-S540-RAM-Upgrade/td-p/1542834 I read:Your system will support DDR3 PC3-12800 & DDR3 PC3-14900 DDR3 (non-ECC), as your system was shipped with DDR3 PC3-12800, I suggest you to go for the same. You can check with 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600MHz SODIMM.

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My thinkpad p70 doesn't boot, only black screen, and can't go to BIOS because the keyboard doesn't respond neither.. Please help.. 











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A:Thinkpad P70 doesn't boot

Do you get a power light when you plug in or try to boot?




-----------IBM T40: XP PRO SP3, 14.1" 4:3 display, 512MB DDR RAM, 40GB HDD, ThinkLight, DVD.Lenovo Ideacentre H215: AMD Athlon II X2 215, 500GB HDD, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 64-bit Win7, AMD 760G.

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I recently upgraded my T500 to a SSD and 8 gbtyes ram.  The diagnostics recognize the 8 gbyte upgrade but state only 4 gbytes are usuable.  I thought the machine maximum was 8.  Is there anything else I need to do to make the machine use the memory.
 
Moderator note: model added to subject for increased visibility.  Thread moved to correct forum.

A:Thinkpad T500 Memory Upgrade - Stupid Question Tim...

The ThinkPad T400 and T500 datasheet states that it can handle up to 8GB of RAM, so it should work unless you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, in which case the maximum RAM that can be addressed by the OS is 4GB regardless of how much RAM you install.       The Windows license key is valid for both 32 and 64-bit, but to go from 32-bit to 64-bit, you would have to uninstall and reinstall Windows. Windows Install Media Download Links,https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Hope that helps,

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I recently purchased a Yoga 11e 20d9 model and so far I'm loving it.  However, I wanted to upgrade the memory from 4gb to 8gb.  I purchased Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) as all the reviews I read said this was okay to use, however, everytime I install the memory and I try to charge the laptop at the same time it crashes.  I can run windows 10 perfectly without issue up until I try to charge it.  I can charge ther laptop when the laptop is off but for the life of me I can't get it to coexist.  I installed the original ram and everything works perfectly.   Even if I'm in bios, as soon as I plug in the charger the laptop will crash.  It literally has rips on the screen and everything fades out.  As soon as I unplug it, the laptop works flawlessly.   I returned the memory and got a replacement and it does the same exact thing.  I updated both the BIOS and battery firmware.  I am out of ideas.  Any help would be appreciated.  

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Hello to everybody,Recently I have bought a Lenovo Thinkpad X220 and I want to increase the memory, (by default is 4 GB) to 8GB or 16 GB. if it is possible. My question is if this laptop support without any problems or errors 16GB RAM of memory, because officially it is only 8GB.RAM, but I have seen on internet, people with 16GB Ram in this laptop, Are there any problem with this? If so, upgrade to 10GB or 12GB RAM would be posible instead? Also I want to increase the capacity in my laptop (by default is 320 GB.HDD), and I want to put a 500 GB SSD Disc, and if is possible to maintain both the Hard Disc anda SSD Disc, it would be possible to put SSD Disc into the PCI Express slot and mantain the Hard Disc at the same time. Or the only possibility is to replace the Hard Disc for a SSD Disc?Thank you very much,Regards.

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Has anybody upgraded the Ram in their Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga type 20CD from 4GB to 16GB? Thanks, Vasu 

A:Memory Upgrade Yoga Thinkpad Type 20CD

Welcome to the forums!
 
In regards to your question I doubt you will find anyone that has upgraded the RAM on this model since its soldered and and has no extra sockets.  See psref.
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/Think_Tablets_and_Convertibles/ThinkPad_Yoga
 

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Hey Lenovo Enthusiasts! I am about to purchase the Lenovo Thinkpad 550s, and I am tempted to purchase the baseline memory (4GB) and storage (512GB) HDD.  I want to make sure that I can indeed upgrade the memory to 16GB of RAM and the storage to a 256 (or 512) GB SSD. In my research earlier on, I noticed that somebody had posted a link to the parts list:https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/w550s_frubom_20150130.pdf I don't know what half of this technical jargon is, but from what I gather, I have found an SSD made by Samsung on Amazon, and an 8GB memory made by Data Memory Systems that seem to abide. SSD:http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-256GB-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7KE256BW/dp/B00LMXBOP4 Memory:http://www.datamemorysystems.com/parts/lenovo/03X6657/ Questions:1) Could somebody wiser than me please verify that these products will work for the w550s? I was going to purchase them from Crucial, as they say that is is "100% compatible" but I am not sure still.Crucial: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/thinkpad-w550s 2) In regards to the warranty, does anyone know if I were to mess up the data preloaded on the HDD that is put in the laptop, by trying to transfer it to the SSD, would the warranty cover fixing this? Kind regards,Spencer

A:Lenovo Thinkpad W550s Memory upgrade to 16GB and S...

Very disappointing. Yes, I have the same problem (son, since it is your problem!). I note that over 189 people have at least looked at this question you asked before we decided to have you purchase the W550S...and after calling tech support one last time after my son purchased the machine (and was told there should be no issue)-we see BSOD multiple times within an hour.  They happen so quickly that it is hard to even note what the error message is.... I replaced his 512 HD with Samsung SSD 512GB drive. I used a disk duplicator-everything seemed to go great. Then I put in 16GB of RAM-again, everything seemed great. However, the notebook is only now being used frequently as my son is starting school now-and as said above, the BSOD is making me think this has something to do with the SSD or RAM replacement. Yes, obviously, it's fairly easy to replace with the original parts and see if the problem goes away-but he wanted the SSD and more RAM, so even if that fixes the issue-we will likely get rid of the notebook. BUT:  here is what disappoints me:  absolutely no comment on my son's original questions. I'm guessing I won't get input from Lenovo either....will try to call tomorrow, but we are almost beyond the point where we need to return the SSD/RAM and notebook if we want our money back. A little guidance from Lenovo would be appreicated before we need to make a decision.. Thanks,Steve

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Hello, all. I am trying to upgrade my Thinkpad X260 to a 16GB stick of ram. The exact item I bought is called "Crucial 16GB Single DDR4 2133 MT/s (PC4-17000) DR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT16G4SFD8213" on Amazon.com . After installing the memory module (correctly, using the video Lenovo provides on youtube), the laptop won't boot. I can't even get into the bios, although the green bower button lights up. I'm very confused as I did a lot of research to make sure this ram is supported by my thinkpad: The Thinkpad platform specifications list the memory as "2133MHz DDR4" with a 16GB maxThe voltage on my ram is 1.2V, the same voltage that the thinkpad x260 supportsIt's also "260-pin memory", the same as the original ram. What could possibly be going on? Why won't my laptop boot with the RAM upgrade?

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I have an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe with CORSAIR TWIN1024-3200XL PRO that works fine with the 2 RAM sticks inserted together. But, when I remove one stick, my PC doesn't boot. It beeps with a slow rate beep just like something was missing. I already checked my RAM with Memtest86 and there were no errors. Have any idea what's going wrong?
 

A:PC doesn't boot with one memory stick

Due to hardware limitation, you must plug the memory on DIMM_B1 or DIMM_B2 if using just one memory stick.
 

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I just performed the Solid State Firmware upgrade as suggested by Lenovo Vantage. After restart the system won't post. I can choose to run the bios setup utility but that loads extremely slow. The laptop was plugged in AC when updating, I am on the BIOS 1.27. The drive was not encrypted

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Hello. I'm having a substandard issue with my Lenovo Yoga Laptop that I will try to explain in complete detail. First I'll summarize what's going on, then I'll list all  the details that could be related to this problem, no matter how small, in order of most likely related to least likely related. I'm an IT technician so I have some grasp of computer troubleshooting, just keep in mind. Alright, so the issue is that my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (can't find exact model, label only days Yoga and its dated in 2013) will not boot into Windows 10 after I have done an upgrade from Windows 8.1 using Microsoft's media creation tool. More specifically, I was able to do the firat time setup and boot on once but after searching for Windows updates and restarting, the computer will not boot on. The most likely reason for this I believe is that the laptop doesn't recognize the SSD with Windows 10 on it. It can detect it in some ways but not others. In Lenovo diagnostics I'm not able to run a storage test, which is an option I know is usually there because I've troubleshooted these before, which leads me to believe it doesn't recognize it. However, boot menu and BIOS recognize the drive. Attempting to boot to it from boot menu gives a long black screen and then it takes me back to boot menu. Letting my computer boot up normally also gives a long black screen after the ThinkPad logo and the automatically goes to boot menu. The other diagnostics for Lenovo hardware all pass. So some... Read more

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Hello. I'm having a substandard issue with my Lenovo Yoga Laptop that I will try to explain in complete detail. First I'll summarize what's going on, then I'll list all  the details that could be related to this problem, no matter how small, in order of most likely related to least likely related. I'm an IT technician so I have some grasp of computer troubleshooting, just keep in mind. Alright, so the issue is that my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga (can't find exact model, label only days Yoga and its dated in 2013) will not boot into Windows 10 after I have done an upgrade from Windows 8.1 using Microsoft's media creation tool. More specifically, I was able to do the firat time setup and boot on once but after searching for Windows updates and restarting, the computer will not boot on. The most likely reason for this I believe is that the laptop doesn't recognize the SSD with Windows 10 on it. It can detect it in some ways but not others. In Lenovo diagnostics I'm not able to run a storage test, which is an option I know is usually there because I've troubleshooted these before, which leads me to believe it doesn't recognize it. However, boot menu and BIOS recognize the drive. Attempting to boot to it from boot menu gives a long black screen and then it takes me back to boot menu. Letting my computer boot up normally also gives a long black screen after the ThinkPad logo and the automatically goes to boot menu. The other diagnostics for Lenovo hardware all pass. So some... Read more

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Hello~

I have recently decided to upgrade my laptop's RAM memory because it's been really slow lately. I bought a Kingston memory, 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 SODIMM and after installing it, my laptop doesn't boot. I press the power button and nothing happens T^T Does anyone know why? Is the memory I bought not compatible with my laptop?

Thank you

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Hi all, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x220 laptop. BIOS is 8DET69WW version 1.39With the installed ram (Samsung 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-09-11-F3) it works like a charm. I tried an upgrade and bought Samsung 2x 8GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800S-11-11-F3 and installed them, but know the laptop doesn't boot, it makes beeps (one beep, three beeps, one beep) and I can't even start the BIOS.Just after that I decided to remove these RAM modules, and they where very hot ! Is it possible that the modules are broken ? I understand that the modules probably don't work with this laptop, but why do they become so hot after just a few seconds ? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, regards, staki

A:x220 doesn't boot after ram upgrade

Hello and welcomeWhat's the p/n of new Samsung' memory module?

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My S540 takes quite a long time to start booting. The boot process in itself, once started, is fast as it should be, but before the lenovo logo and the spinning circle appears it takes 30 seconds where the screen is on but black (only the background light is on). this problem is OS independent, it was the same when windows 7 was installed, right now win 10, the original build, is installed. Maybe related: I cannot upgrade to win 10 anniversary. After the reboot which should start the upgrade, the notebook is in the state described above for around 2 minutes and then shows the blue troubleshooting page. when you click "continue booting into windows 10" it does this without installing the anniversary update (win 10 1067). S54016GB RAMSSD Samsung Evo 1TBbitlocker encrypted (using the hardware encryption of the SSD)

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I have recently upgraded to Windows Vista Service Pack 2 from SP1; the installation appeared to have gone fine (no errors, step 3 of 3 complete - then reboot) but when i tried booting the computer, it hangs on the windows loading screen (green bar moving). I have left it overnight (>6 hours) and it is still loading. I have tried booting into safe mode, but it gets stuck on 'please wait' after loading 'null.sys'; i have also tried directory services restore mode

Operating system: Microsoft Windows Vista (Build 6002, Service Pack 2)
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A:After Vista SP2 upgrade, computer doesn't boot

do you have the vista recovery disc? if not you can download it here and boot your pc to do a repair http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/

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Hey,

I recently upgraded several pieces of my hardware, mainly the motherboard, processor and RAM. The hardware itself all works fine but when I placed my old hard drives into the PC they refused to boot up any of the OS's I had installed. I had set up a dual boot system with Vista and XP but had been using Vista pretty much exclusively for the past year.

When I turned on the PC everything would seem ok. The hard drives were recognised and the boot menu would appear as normal, however no matter what selection I made to boot XP or Vista, even in the various Safe Modes the outcome was always the same. The startup screen would appear with the loading bar, freeze for a couple of seconds, flash blue screen and restart.

I have been able to get back onto the computer by making a fresh install of Vista onto a partition and all my files etc are still available, but it would really save me a world of hassle if I could get back onto my old Vista install which is still there, just refusing to boot.

Any ideas as to the problem and/or a solution?
 

A:Vista Doesn't Boot After Hardware Upgrade

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I have an Aspire V5-552PG with Windows 8, which I have upgraded to 8.1 and latter to Windows 10 via Acer offer. Two weeks after upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1, my laptop suddenly reboot and the rebooting process sometimes freezes in Acer screen (before Windows).Sometimes I can wait several minutes (more than 30 min) to Windows 10 appear and after sometime, it reboots and the entire process restart.I have fallback to Windows 8 as my last attempt however I can't upgrade to 8.1 anymore. Every time I've tried upgrade to Windows 8.1 via Windows Update, and before to 8.1 I need to install KB 2919442 but fails due to error "The update is not applicable to your computer".I need urgent help to fix this issue, can somenone give the path to fix it please?Thanks,Marcio

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I have an all in one HP 600-1350. There are 2 X 2 gb of memory installed from original purchase years ago. I ordered 2 x 4 gb of memory and installed as directed. The computer will not boot up with new memory installed. 

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Hello! I am new to the boards but from what I have seen this will be the place to come from now on

I upgraded my memory tonight from 128 to 512 (rambus). Install was of course easy and had no beeps at start. Now windows will not boot all the way. If I hit restart it takes me to the options page (safe/normal/ect). I hit f1 at start to check my settings and all seemed fine so I continued from there and after getting to the windows page it errored out and said that windows did not load properly! I replaced the old memory and am now getting the same result as with the new. I did not change anything before or after installing the memory. if anyone has an idea of what went wrong here, please let me know thanks!
 

A:Windows won't boot after memory upgrade!

Can you boot into safe mode?

Do you get any error messages/text??

Can you tell us what operating system?

BTW- Welcome to Techspot! :wave:
 

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The Thinkpad sticker with the red light above the 'i' doesn't turn on unless the screen turns to tablet mode. Is there any way for the light to stay on all the times? The one near the keyboard does work, the issue is with the light on the outside lid. 

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I have a Pavilion X360. Model Number is 11-N010DX. I am running on Windows 10. Current Bios: Insyde F.12 6/4/2014. It's current RAM card is the following: SK hynix [HMT351S6CFR8A]4GBPC3L1.35 Voltage More info on the SK Hynix card here: http://www.electrobyt.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=6880#.V4GimjV9bIU I tried to replace the SK Hynix  with the following: Crucial [CT6649773]8GBDDR3L1.35 Voltage More info on the Crucial card here: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/pavilion-11-n010dx-x360/CT6649773 *** After replacing the SK Hynix (4GB) with the Crucial Card (8GB) and hitting the power button, nothing loads. The HP logo never appears, Windows 10 never loads. There's nothing--only a blank black screen shows up. I don't think the hard drive is accessed because the drive is completely silent. The only sound comes from the computer fan. After failing to boot with the Crucial card, I put the SK Hynix back in the Memory slot, and the computer booted up as normal. I tried the Crucial card again, several times, but everytime I use it, nothing boots. Every time I go back to the SK Hynix, things resume to normal. Everything boots fine. My concerns/questions: The Crucial card has the same compatability as the SK Hynix doesn't it? This shouldn't be happening? Heard some advice to unplug the CMOS battery to see if that resets the BIOS to recognize the new memory, but the X360 doesn'... Read more

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So i've never really had any problems with my Ideapead, until I noticed during some applications (mostly gaming) the memory is getting absolutely rinsed. This is when I noticed I was only running the standard 8gb memory (in the form of two seperate 4gb boards). I then replaced the two standard boards with two seperate 8gb each boards that I had lying around. Compatability wise I assume they should work as they are both DDR3, but after installation the laptop absolutely refuses to boot any further than the Lenovo splash screen. After putting the old memory back in it all goes back to working normally. Wondering if anyone can shed any light on the matter? The new memory boards are two Corsair Valueselect 8gb DDR3L, CMSO16GX3M2C1600C11. Some dxdiag info: Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release.160802-1857)Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: LENOVOSystem Model: 80NKBIOS: 9CCN30WW(V2.08)Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3540 @ 2.16GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.2GHzMemory: 8192MB RAMAvailable OS Memory: 8074MB RAMPage File: 2997MB used, 6356MB availableWindows Dir: C:\WINDOWSDirectX Version: 11.2DX Setup Parameters: Not foundUser DPI Setting: Using System DPISystem DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)DWM DPI Scaling: DisabledMiracast: Available, with HDCPMicrosoft Graphics Hybrid: Not SupportedDxDiag Version: 10.00.10586.0000 64bit Unicode ---------------Display Devices---------------Card name: Intel(R) HD ... Read more

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I've just tried to upgrade my PC's memory from 8GB to 16GB and have hit a rather worrying problem in that the PC now refuses to boot. Initially, once I'd replaced the old memory modules with the new ones, I got three beeps on power-up, which I quickly established was the result of my not properly seating the modules. Once I'd made sure they were firmly inserted I tried again, and this time all I get is the computer powering up - so all the lights come on and the fans kick into life - but then it powers down again without even attempting to boot: I don't even get to the BIOS. After a few tries I decided that it might be an issue with one or more of the new modules, so I swapped them back to the original 8GB kit and I still get the same problem. My PC is essentially DOA. Whilst I was inserting/re-inserting modules I did try to avoid and issues with static discharge. I wonder if perhaps I've disturbed a connector somewhere, although I couldn't see any signs of this when I re-opened the case to check.

The new modules are a 16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 dual-channel 4-module kit (4x4GB). They were replacing a 4 module 8GB DDR3 dual-channel kit (4x2GB), so in both cases all four slots were in use. Motherboard is an Intel DP55WG, which is listed by Corsair as being compatable (16GB is the max for this motherboard). I've been running this system for two years prior to my upgrade attempt this evening, and it's been rock solid with no issues.

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A:System refuses to boot after memory upgrade

Check the voltage on the motherboard boot menu. Happened to me once.

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L50-A-1D5 pskk6e memory upgrade

I have a ddr3 4gb 1rx8 pc3-12800S-11-12-b2 hynix memory and i tried to add another memory
ddr3 4gb 1rx8 pc3-12800S-11-11-b2 hynix memory but it doesn't boot up the laptop.

I tried to mount only the new one but it doesn't boot up.

Some ideas?

A:Satellite L50-A-1D5 PSKK6E does boot after memory upgrade

I think it?s already known to you that this Satellite L50-A-1D5 would support max 16GB RAM (2 x 8GB)

But the reason why the notebook doesn?t boot is very simple: the new modules are not compatible.

I found recommended modules by Toshiba.
These are:
8GB DDR3L-1600 PA5104U-1M8G
4GB DDR3L-1600 PA5104U-1M4G

Both are made by Kingston and the specifications are:

Memory Speed: 1600Mhz PC3-12800
Capacity: 8GB (1x8GB Modules)
Pins: 204 SODIMM
RAM Type: DDR3 SODIMM
Data Integrity Check: non ECC
Specification:
CAS Latency (CL): 11
Voltage: 1.35v

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I'm new to this game and wondered if anyone had any ideas. I just upgraded an Epox EP-4B2A from 256 to 512 DIMM PC133. The computer booted up fine and recognised the memory but then nothing happened. Windows 2000 NT is installed but did not load at all. If the memory is removed the computer works fine. If the current memory is replaced with the old then there are several bios beeps. What's going on?
 

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 After I upgraded the ram memory of my HP DV6 from 4Gb to 8Gb (2 x 4Gb Kingston KTA-MB1333/4G), Windows wont boot anymore. I get blue screens and it keeps rebooting. I believe the specs of the memory are similar to the original Samsung M471B5673EH1-CH9 memory: 1333Ghz, non-ecc, 1.5Volt, Cas latency 9 etc.etc. It's a HP DV6-2140ED laptop with an Intel i5-430m processor and Intel mobile HM55 chipset. The bios detects 8Gb and it also passes the memory check/test. As far as I know I also installed the latest bios firmware: F.1D. Reinstalling my Windows 10 64-bit doesnt work either: with 8Gb I also get blue screens after I try to boot from my Windows 10 bootable usb flash drive. I read of other people having the same problem, but I havent read of a solution yet. What can be done about this? 

A:Pavilion DV6: Windows 10 wont boot after memory upgrade (4Gb...

What happens if you remove the upgrade memory and reinstall the original module?

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