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Boot issue for X270

Q: Boot issue for X270

Since day 1 of this machine I get the following message when I boot. Can anyone help??? Thank you.

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Just imaged Windows 7 64bit with sccm.  I am unable to turn on bit locker.  Getting message "Can't take ownership of the TPM"  I also imaged a T450 and bit locker is enabled on that one.  Any ideas. 

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Hi,  I have an x270 and I use a ThinkPad USB 3.0 Ultra Dock. I am using Windows 8.1 When I have the lid closed and it is docked, its fine but if I need to undock the laptop to go to a meeting for example and open the lid, the screen is black and wont do anything. If I plug the laptop back into the dock, it comes back only on the external monitors but the laptop screen itself is still black. The only way to get around this is to restart the laptop but this is a pain if I am going to a meeting and need the documents that I have just prepared. I have done the following so far and no success yet:- Updated the laptops graphics driver - using Lenovo System Update- Updated the Ultra dock driver- Updated DisplayLink driver Has anyone come across this issue before or know how to resolve it? Thank you

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Hello, I have a Thinkpad x270 laptop running Windows 10.Laptop is connected to external DELL P2719H monitor through HDMI cable. Resolution is Full HD. I am using wireless keyboard and mouse.I have updated all the drivers in 2 steps - first, I did "Windows Updates", and then, second, I went through all devices in "Device Manager" in order to update all the remaining drivers.  Problem is the following -  my display has flickering issues. Generally it happens when I move the mouse. You can see this on the video below. Flickering on the video bellow happens when I go over the small video built-in into the website. This happens couple of times per day. I thought that it might be caused by wireless mouse or HDMI cable or Display, but my testing showed thata) similar flickering issues sometimes happen with mouse turned OFF and disconnected from the laptop andb) I don't experience such issues with the same HDMI cable, same DELL P2719H display, but with different laptop running Windows 7. So I think it might be caused by x270 or Windows 10 problems. What are your thoughts? What troubleshooting steps could be made?   

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Hello everyone, hope all is well. I need some advice. We run a X260/X270 shop, had to make the jump to X280. Which in itself is all well and good. APART FROM the dock port has been removed from the bottom of the laptop. This leaves me in a problematic place because I am now stuck with 8 or so people that cannot sit at any desk apart (all ultra docks 100+). How have you guys got around this, have you just upgraded all your X260's and made the jump to X280's? Thanks in advance!!    

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Details are a long story:1) Have Ultrabook Type 20HN-CTO1WW from 2017.  Purchased Lenovo "USB Portable DVD Burner" model DB65.  Connected it to the right-side (always on, I think) USB 3.0 port, inserted a verified bootable CD, and shutdown/powered up.  Went to normal (internal HD) boot. 2) Turns out it came set up for boot 2nd from USB CD drive AND with function key (lower left) required to engage function (F#) keys.Had fits getting it to boot into into Setup to change the boot sequence:  Had to change function key option to engage F# keys as default because it would not respond to Function-F1.  Eventually this worked, and in the Setup/Boot sequence I moved the USB DVD drive up to #1. 3) Now it does ask for "press any key to boot from CD/DVD," but it does not respond to a key press and still boots from internal HD.  This is true whichever USB port it's plugged into.  Further, it does not engage the temporary startup sequence when the F12 key is pressed as it says in the user guide.  What am I doing wrong? -- JCW2 P.S. -- I did not install any drivers for the DB65, assuming that Windows (or Lenovo) had them built in.  Do I need to?  If so, what's the minimum necessary to make this work?  (I don't want the included DVD-burner software!) -- J.W.

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Fitted with 16Gb DDR4 - 2400 SODIMM 1.2V CL17 Crucial Model - CT16G4SFD824A Upgraded to latest bios firmware - 1.34 Just get black screen on boot.  Switched back to old RAM - starting fine again. Can someone help me please?  Thanks

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Hi, My 6-mo old x270 suddenly would not book passed bios stage. It was functioning perfectly, it is reasonably new, and under warranty. Here's what's happening (I compiled all the screenshots into one file): If I boot it, I end up in a Windows Boot Manager, that looks like this: see attached "Image 1" Nothing happens from there. "Image 2" shows the message right before the computer enters the Boot Manager. "Image 3" is the screenshot of my Bios "Startup" settings. I messed around with settings, but nothing helped. "Image 4" I then ran all the diagnostics tests. They were all ok except for the harddrive. That test says: "Smart short self-test: FAILED." This is in "Image 5". Please advise me what to do, whether I can try anything else, or whether I need to contact Lenovo or a retailer. I believe the computer is under warranty. This is, of course, very frustrating to have this happen to a new, expensive computer - shakes my faith in Thinkpads a bit, to be honest. I hope I'm missing something though... Thank you.  

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I have the following dual setup on my X270: Main - SATA3 - m.2 2242 LiteOn SSD - Windows 10 Pro Signature EditionBackup - SATA3 - 2.5 inch WD HDD - Windows 10 Pro  I wanted to keep the WD HDD disabled from BIOS and use it for redundancy, but didn't find any option to do so.   Questions:1. Is GPT (required for boot sequence stored) saved on both drives, meaning either drive will be available, when one of them fails? 2. How much power savings are achieved by disabling the WD HDD from Windows. Since it's a spinning drive I want it to stay idle.  Thanks.  

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I have had my current Thinkpad x270 for just over a year now, and recently encountered several issues with random shutdowns and freezes, culminating in a total failure to boot that I encountered just last week. All of this appeared to start after a random freeze and crash that occured while my father was carrying the laptop around one-handed, which I presume is related to the issue I have seen mentioned in the forums about the death-zone on the left-hand palm rest area that causes issues when pressure is exerted. I wasn't there at the time so I am unsure of the exact original symptoms. Since then, I have encountered several cases of random shutdown mid-way into the boot process, which seems to be correlated to typing on the keyboard (I assume that putting pressure on the internals is the culprit here, but I am not too clear on the details). Aside from a keyboard replacement a number of months ago, the internals have been untouched up until this current problem manifested. The nature of the current problem is as follows: 1. Laptop is powered off2. Power button is pressed3. Power button LED lights up green4. Screen remains dark5. Computer produces a specific pattern of beeps (2 overlapping tones (HIGH into LOW), followed by MID-LOW-LOW-MID pitch) The pattern of tones is repeated several times upon pressing any of the following key combinations: - Fn + Esc (FnLock) - Fn + Spacebark (Backlight) The power button indicator remains lit un... Read more

A:Thinkpad x270 will not boot - beep code and blank display

Hello and welcome,
 
I can't speak to your specific issue but this may help with diagnosis:  https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds118615
 
I just stumbled across this myself a couple of days ago. Put the app on my Android phone and let it listen to the "song" a T580 was playing.  It provided an instant indiction of what the tones meant.
 
Z.

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Hi
I have a problem with a T7500 tower.
The unit doesn't pass the POST, bringing the solid light 1 and the 1-3-2 beeps code.  I guess I have the S8 code with the light:


It would seem to be a RAM memory issue.  If I remove the RAM in slot 1 and live the 2nd RAM in slot 2, it moves to light 1-3 issue with the same 1-3-2 beep code:
If I move the 2nd RAM in slot 1, I still have light 1-3 code and 1-3-2 beep code.
If I replace the 2nd RAM by the first RAM in slot 1, still 1-3 light code and 1-3-2 beep code.
If I place the 2 RAM in slot 2 and 3, I'm back to 1 light code and 1-3-2 beep code.
Using slot 1 & 3 gives the same light 1 code and 1-3-2 beep code.
Any use of slot 4, 5 or 6 brings the lights 1-3 solid on and 1-3-2 beep code which after reading the documentation seems normal (slot 1, 2 and 3 should be filled first).
However the unit will boot, pass the POST and BIOS if it is not used for few days.
I know that the BIOS is on version A16.
I've tried the Power Supply Diagnostic, which passed successful:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19628318

With all that I think it is hardware issue, but I don't understand why I can't succeed the POST with 1 RAM memory.
Or is the problem elsewhere e.g power supply or motherboard?
I'll try the memory test next time I can boot.

Any help will be appreciated.
Regards
Matt

A:T7500 Boot Issue (No POST?) - Solid Lights 1 or 1-3 - Beeps 1-3-2 - Intermittent issue

Hi Joyfik,Thanks for posting.Apologies that your system isn't running as expected.Please perform a Diagnostics test either by pressing F12 at startup or by using the Dell Support Assist, make a note of any errors, and contact Tech Support for troubleshooting and possible resolution.  You can contact Tech Support at 1-800-624-9896 or 1-800-288-4410, or you can initiate a chat session http://dell.to/2v4snVm

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I am on a Dell Inspiron 1100 and when I boot the system, most of the time, I get an error before the BIOS loads that reads as follows:

"The Device in the system modular bay cannot be identified. It may not be completely inserted or may have some other problem. Please read and complete the following steps.

1. Press the device completely and firmly into the bay.
2. Press the ESC-key -- wait for the system to power down.
3. Press the power button to retry detecting the device."

My BIOS version was just recently updated as I ran into the problem to BIOS Revision A32. I called Dell Technical Support and the support told me to remove the optical drive and reinsert it. I did as told. I booted the system up and before the BIOS loads, bam, error once again. The technical support didn't even know what to do. The support said that I may have a failing mobo. Now, how would one go about seeing if their mobo was failing? I'd really love to check this before actually going to purchase another mobo, Hell, purchasing a brand new computer or building my own considering I am sick of Dell's erroneous electronics.
 

A:Dell Inspiron modular bay issue/boot-up issue

You should first try a second hard drive with a full install. That usually fixes the problems with the 1100, 1150, 5100m, 5150, and 5160 which all seem to have the same problems.
Remember that this optical drive is fragile, and has a history of failure. New models are available with DVD RW that are quite reliable, on eBay. They range from $72 to $85 to $89 to $95. If you are good with tools, you can get the generic one, then revise the hardware to make everything fit just fine.
 

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OK so I hope this can be a quick fix and thanks for your help.

* Randomly computer didn't start, get something telling me that the ci.dll file is missing or corrupt and error 0xc0000098

* safe mode and last know good configuration both result in bsod

* Tried a few things, disconnect all other drives (2 raid HDD, and one normal HDD that I used to have windows on before switching to current SSD)

* Tried putting the installation disk in but it does not recognize the drive under any circumstance, can't find the drivers under "load driver"

* Tried a few other things on this site like bootrec.exe and and checkdsk or something, either I didn't do them right or they didn't work

* Now I get an message "Reboot or select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key_"

I'm not a computer noob but this is beyond me. I hope someone can give me a hand, I appreciate all the help I can get!

Oh and sorry if this isn't the right category it looked like the best option.

A:Boot issue, 0xc0000098 ci.DLL file issue

Have you tried put your windows drive on another computer?

Try these steps:
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Here is my system:
Whitebox PC, 4 years old
Motherboard: ASUS M4A78 PLUS, Bios: v2101
Proc: AMD Phenom 9550 Quad-Core
Disk Drive: Patriot Pyro 120 GB (just purchased)
Window 7 Ultimate 64-bit 2
3x SATA Drives for Data

I wanted to breath in some new life into this older PC, purchased the SSD just to be the boot drive for Win7. Loaded Win7 on the SSD, no issues. Then I deleted the old Win7 partition on the old C drive so that I could repurpose that 120 GB into a data partition on that SATA drive. When I loaded the new Win7, it made the SSD drive the A: drive. After a reboot I started getting the ?Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key? message. I have update the BIOS to v2101. I have changed the boot order from the SSD to the DVD and back again. I have unplugged all the SATA drives. I have 2x of the Patriot Pyro SSD's, so I switched them. I have changed the SATA cables going to the SSD and DVD. I have hit F8 during reboot and try to force a boot from both the DVD and the SSD. I cannot get this to boot from either. I would be happy to get a boot from the Win7 DVD and start the repair process or do the install again.

I have read hours of forums related to the boot error isse, no one seems to have this issue that I can seem to find. Any ideas on how I can get this to boot from the Win7 disk in the DVD drive?

A:Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media - Issue

Hi Billy.

Unplug all other HDDs and SSDs but that one on which you lately installed Windows, and then run Startup Repair for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair: Run three separate times.

Does it make windows bootable? If so, now attach the other storage devices and see if it continues to boot or not.

If it even does not boot after running startup repair for three instances, better you do another clean reinstall, keeping the other devices unplugged.

If it boots on the SSD but does not boot after adding the other discs with this message "Reboot and Select Boot device or Insert Boot Media" .... then I have a question to you ..... is the new BIOS update is a UEFI one?

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Hey everyone.

So I've been having this issue where my computer won't boot up into the login screen for Win Xp. It simply posts, goes to the Windows loading screen, and just as it's suppose to display the users and login page, the screen just goes black. I can however get into safemode, but it simply won't boot on the regular startup.

I believe it's another system or boot file error that has malware as I've had a previous thread years ago with a similar issue, but need some assistance. Any thgouhts? What info can I get for you to take a peek? -Jeff
PS: I will post the event viewer as soon as I get home from work.
 

A:Windows won't boot, black screen before login. Boot.ini or system.ini issue?

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Tried Ubuntu & didn't like it so wanted to remove it completely. After deleting & recovering that portion of (G: ) which is where Ubuntu was installed, I couldn't boot in Windows 7. I was able to use my install disk to load into repair. The OS it found was-

OS -Windows 7
Partition Size - 122,001Mb
Location - (F: )

(F: ) struck me odd as I thought this would be (C: ) I then when to Command promp & used Bootrec.exe /fixmbr enter - then Bootrec.exe /fixboot enter then restarted. The PC booted in Windows 7 & all seems OK but still wondered if the location was correct. I reloaded the install disk as before & when into repair & it still says location as (F: ) which is my backup drive.

OK, my PC boots but shouldn't the location be (C: ) not (F: )? After all, if (F: ) is removed or goes bad I'd have the non-boot issue again, wouldn't I? If so, how do I write it to (C: )

A:Uninstalled Linux OS dual boot with Windows 7 now boot issue.

Dual-booting 2 or more Operating Systems can mess up the drive lettering, especially when 1 or more are uninstalled. If Windows is working properly the only issue will be in assuring program installations point to the drive Windows is on. The earlier versions of Windows such as Win98, WinME, etc., were particular as to the drive or partition they were installed on. Part of the situation may be affected by the newer motherboards and HDDs that use SATA connections instead of the older PATA, SATA has only one drive per socket on the board while PATA have one data cable for each socket and can have one or two drives on each cable.

The easiest/less time-consuming way I've found with such an issue is to backup any user data then boot to a GPARTED CD and wipe the HDDs that have or had an OS installed followed by connecting only one HDD for installing the OS then reconnecting the storage drives. Leaving any of the boot files of a previous OS on an HDD can mess up the boot process, sometimes slows things down when booting.

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Hi everyone I bought a x270 with MPN: 20HM and Intel Core i5-7300U 7th generation processor , in the # Lenovo Diagnostics I see the properties of display is :Model Name: HB125WX1-200Max Resolution : 1366x768I checked the http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_X270 and could not find this disply I just wonder if this is original display or seller change it with this one with out notice while i bought that ?Because I buy this laptop as new, Please somebody answer my question and tell me if this is the original display from Lenovo or Not (asap)?With Thanks

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I need some advice about the displays for the x270 ? is the HD display on the x270 an IPS? I didn?t find this info here https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/ThinkPad-X270/p/20HNCTO1WWENUS0/customize?...! My current x240 with has HD resolution (I can?t tell if it?s IPS or not) model 20ALCTO1WW ? I?m considering replacing it with the x270.I?ve heard good things about the FHD display but I?m concerned that with the FHD panel my font size will be too tiny for my 50+ year old eyes in its native resolution. I?ve heard that scaling the display results in suboptimal rendering/quality of text/fonts. Has anyone looked at both versions of the display? How do they compare? I?ll be using the system for mostly coding/writing and perhaps watching some videos. No Graphics or PS intensive work. Might hook it up to the tv from time to time (not that often) The display on the x240 isn?t the greatest (could be brighter for sure) but it works fine, so I could probably do fine with the same type for the x270 ? or is there something that I ought to consider? Thanks! PS: FWIW, I?m planning to get the i5-7300 model with 16 GB RAM and the 500 GB drive (that I plan to replace with a standard SSD 500 GB or 1TB drive ? hopefully not a problem).

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Hello,

I have been struggling with boot issues ever since I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS along Win 7 64 bits on myVAIO computer. To install it I chose "Something else" and resized the partition myself within the Ubuntu Installer. At first I got GRUB working and finding Win 7 but I could not start it. after this boot-info: Ubuntu Pastebin, I reinstalled GRUB in /sda using the following commands:

sudo update-grub
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
I got a seemingly quite common black screen from Windows Boot Manager saying this:


HTML Code:
File: \Boot\BCD

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data.
From this message, I found out that I needed to rebuild the BCD and then reinstall GRUB to get a working dual boot.
I have created a Win 7 64 bits repair USB and using diskpart, I know I have 4 primary partitions:

1 - 100 MB - It seems to me that the boot files are supposed to be there. According to DISKPART, it s the volume C: and labeled "System Reserved"

2 - 140 GB - Windows is installed on this partition. According to DISKPART, there is no volume associated with this partition and it is hidden

3 - 81 GB - Ubuntu is installed on this partition

4 - 999MB is SWAP
Auto repair from Win 7 repair usb does not recognize my Windows 7 and does not work. Therefore, I have to work with the command prompt. I have tried most available tutorial on rebuilding BCDs. Basically, when I run al... Read more

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Hello,

My Old hard drive has Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit installed on it. I purchased the Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade
and ran the upgrade. Removed the Vista hard drive, and can not start Windows 7.
Only issue on this system, I have upgraded two other systems without any problem.
SSD with Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade on it, Hard drive with Windows Vista Ultimate on it.

Error Loading operating system.

Insert Windows 7 setup disk, eventually choose command prompt, then ran bootrec.

It came up with four choices: /FixBoot, /FixMBR, /ScanOs, and /RebuildBcd

Vista drive is removed from the system.

bootrec /ScanOs shows:
successfully scanned windows installations.
Total identified Windows installations: 2
[1] D:\Windows
[2] D:\Windows.old.000\Windows
The operation completed successfully

bootrec /fixmbr
The operation completed successfully

bootrec /FixBoot
Element not found

bootrec /RebuildBcd
Total identified Windows installations: 2
[1] D:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? Yes(Y)/No(N)/All(A): Choose Y
[2] D:\Windows.old.000\Windows
Add installation to boot list? Yes(Y)/No(N)/All(A): Choose Y
Element not found

Reinserted the Vista hard drive, then did a bootrec /scanOs
[1] E:\Windows
[2] C:\Windows
[3] E:\Windows.old.000\Windows

bootrec /RebuildBcd
Total identified Windows installations: 3
[1] E:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? Yes(Y)/No(N)/All(A): Choose Y
[2] C:\Windows
Add installation to boot list? Yes(... Read more

A:Windows 7 boot issue with master boot record

Try this:
Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
or
As your HD set up is about the same, have look at my post here:
Follow this base tutorial:
Help me get windows 7 to boot (again)

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I pulled a newbie error and forgot the command to get me out of this issue, so here it goes...

Explanation:
I was hit with spyware and hijacking and it was eatin up RAM, so I decided to boot into safe mode using the MSCONFIG console. Went to the BOOT.INI tab and checked the "Minimum Boot(Alt. Shell) option. <Newbieisms>

So now it boots up to Safe mode and within the Administrator profile, I get the command prompt <cmd.exe> and I dont know the command to use to reboot back into "Normal mode" not Safe mode.

Keep in mind, I CANNOT access the run prompt, explorer, the Start bar, msconfig<to uncheck it>, or any thing !!! Dooh!!

Can any one help or point in the right direction on this one??

Thanks again,
Harcore Baller

A:Msconfig,Boot.INI, minimum boot alt shell issue.

Just a thought - can you hit F8 while starting to get a startup list, then choose normal boot?

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Hello,

I recently purchased a copy of x64 Windows 7 Business. I downloaded it from the Online store DigitalRiver as part of the students deal.

Here is my system information:
Current operating system: Windows Vista x32 Business
Processor: Intel Quad Core 2 Q6600 2.4 GHz
Memory: 4GB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz
Motherboard: Intel 975XBX2 KR Socket 775
BIOS version: 2838 (Latest)

I burned the x64 Windows 7 installation files onto a DVD. I am aware that it is not going to run from my current OS since it is x32.

My Boot order is the following: DVD/CD ROM -> HDD

I tried to boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD but it simply didn't. So I decided to format my computer using the x32 Vista DVD.

After the format, I tried to boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD and it failed again.

So I re-installed x32 Vista and I still cannot boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD.

Any help will be much appreciated.

A:Windows 7 x64 dvd doesn't boot up -Not boot order issue

Make bootable iso from student d/l

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I might be in big trouble here, but I'm hoping someone can help.

I turned off my computer, which triggered a bunch of updates. A few days later when I turn it on it doesn't boot (and/or asks for input that I can't see due to having turned off the boot GUI a while back).

So I have a blank screen right now that I can't get passed.

What I've tried

Double checking all the hardware (Ram, GPU etc).

Tried to hit F8 on startup to get to safe mode. Since I can't see, i've made an educated guess on which opton is Last Known Configuration and tried that a bunch to no avail.

Tried to hit F2 to get to the Bios.

Tried to start it up with a Windows 7 Recovery Disk...again I don't know if this was successful as I can't see anything.



I know I'm stupid to have turned off the GUI, and wishing I could go back in time to fix it.

Help?

A:Boot Issue after Windows Update (Boot GUI turned off)

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I've never had the guts to try that
Possibly just wait a while on the black screen and enter the password and the enter key will work :?
GUI Boot - Enable or Disable in Windows

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Hi, I seem to have royally trashed my boot capability. Please help.

The original set-up was as follows:
Vista Home Premium was installed on a two-partition disk
Subsequently, Windows 7 was installed on a single-partition disk; I could not upgrade because it was Professional edition, and I did not want to erase because there was an important program that I had lost the install disk for.

I recently got around the problem with my important program, and installed it under Win 7. So me being the clever clogs I am, decided to free up 250GB of space and remove my Vista partition, forgetting that it was the system partition and it contained the boot sector the MBR was pointing to even if my usual OS was on a separate physical drive.

Of course, now I can't boot Win 7, as the computer says there is no disk with bootable information. I have booted with the install disk and run every option I can think of, including this kb article, to no avail. I can't perform an upgrade install since that's only available when booted to the OS, and I'm loathe to erase it as that would involve a LOT of setting up again. Fortunately the majority of my important files are on different physical disks and I'm competent enough with Linux to recover the few that aren't.

So the short question is: is there a way of rebuilding the MBR other than bootrec /RebuildBcd? (because that one didn't work - it finds the OS, and when I say 'yes' to the prompt it says 'Element not found')

A:Boot issue after removing original OS in dual boot

Win7 installer only updated the System boot files on the Vista partition. To move them to Win7 Mark Partition as Active (Method Two) then write the System boot files there by running from the booted DVD or Repair CD Startup Repair 3 Separate Times.

If Vista was on a separate HD in Disk0 slot then it's best to keep it unplugged during these operations and swap Win7 HD into Disk0 permanently, set to boot first in BIOS setup . If this is not possible, mark Vista partition Inactive if it still holds an Active flag.

If Vista was on the same HD then you can recover both the System boot files AND the HD space back into Win7 using free Partition Wizard bootable CD which can also mark Active/Inactive. Highlighting the Win7 HD once marked Active, then choosing Rebuild MBR from the Disk tab, sometimes works on its own precluding the need to run Startup Repair from DVD or Repair CD.

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I have my desktop configured with as a triple boot system.

Win 98
Win XP Professional
Win XP Professional

I had everything working fine for quite some time now. I had to do a repair on one of my XP Pro installs. I had previously installed Service Pack 2. I booted from the windows CD, did my repair and everything worked fine.

But I noticed that certain functions and modules that service pack 2 had previously installed left traces behind. The wireless network wizard was still in the control panel but it didn't function. In fact my wireless network wouldn't function at all.

I thought it would be simple. Install SP2 again. I installed it and restarted my computer. Before ever getting to restart, it hung up on the shut down.

I finally had to reset it. On reboot, it will no longer boot into any of my OS's. I cannot boot from the XP CD either. It hangs up when it says, "Windows is starting." I cannot get into the recovery console from the CD and I didn't have it installed on the hard disk drive. Any suggestions?
 

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Hi, I bought the think pad notebook in August 2017 . There have been problems with the notebook and I need to bring it the service centre twice. The first time is about the hardisk and this time I just don't know why I cannot turn it on. I have to leave it for two days at the service centre again. I am totally disappointed with Lenovo product as it has brought me much trouble and waste my time! I would try to share my bad experience as many people as possible!
 
Admin note; subject edited for clarity

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I can't seem to find a power input rating for the X270 I currently have on order. Of course, I know you can use a 65w with one, but it won't improve charge times if the amp input is limited. The store pages don't list the AC adapters output ratings by adapter and the C.S. chat reply was, "I don't have that information available." I know the output on the 45w is [email protected] simply because I already have one for my X240. Anyone with a 65w willing to post the output for me would be greatly appreciated. More appreciated would be anyone that happens to know what the X270's input ratings are so I can determine if charge times could be cut with a 65w. TIA  

A:X270 45w vs. 65w AC Adapter

Thet are all 20V, 3.25 amps

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Anyone had Solidworks installed on a X270? Possible to run?
 
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Hello, I just got an x270 and want to upgrade the HDD to a large spinning disc. The specifications sheet says the computer takes 7mm thick 2.5" drives. https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificati... I opened the computer and put a 9.5mm drive in the plastic drive holder and it fits perfectly.  Is there any reason I can't use a 9.5mm drive in this computer?    

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Hi, I bought the think pad notebook in August 2017 . There have been problems with the notebook and I need to bring it the service centre twice. The first time is about the hardisk and this time I just don't know why I cannot turn it on. I have to leave it for two days at the service centre again. I am totally disappointed with Lenovo product as it has brought me much trouble and waste my time! I would try to share my bad experience as many people as possible!
 
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I am just setting up my new X270. I keep getting a message Any help, please??

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Hi, I am thinking to buy a thinkpad x270 with 3 yrs IWS because I am traveling a lot to China and Hong Kong.I am wondering how do I get the IWS when I place my order on line and if the IWS will be accepted in China and Hong Kong. Thanks.

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I purchased two identical x270 last month, one for myself and one as a gift. Screen in one of them is kinda tint yellowish. I checked every single setting. The are the same. No paper display, night, eyecare or nothing! Exactly the same but display brighness is not the same. Is it deffective or I am missing something. The one on the right is the yellowish color display laptop. thanks for the help in advance 

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Hello, I recently bought an EM7455 modem and he is not detected on my laptop. So I suppose that I my card ordered on aliexpress (EM7455) isn't on whitlist...So someone could give me a list a of good cards that will work on my laptop 20K5S1LT00 (X270 with a 6200u) thanks

A:X270 and EM7455

I found this on levovo website : https://www.lenovoquickpick.com/twn/system/thinkpad/x-series/x270#accessory/69391But where I could buy this ? (for shippping in france)

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Hi, I have X270 model 20HMDOSUS. Wanted to buy UltraDock. They came in 3 flavours: with 65, 90 and 135 W. Which one is enough for me? The laptop came with 65W USB-C power supply, so I assume 65 W would be enough, but prefer to ask.

A:which UltraDock for X270

Hi Masapinski,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
Masapinski wrote:Hi, I have X270 model 20HMDOSUS. Wanted to buy UltraDock. They came in 3 flavours: with 65, 90 and 135 W. Which one is enough for me? The laptop came with 65W USB-C power supply, so I assume 65 W would be enough, but prefer to ask.
Well ThinkPad Ultra Dock doesn't comes with 65W variant.
 
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Hello,Recently Samsung announced 32GB DDR4 DIMMS.  Will these be compatible with the X270?  It seems the chipset can support them but I'd like some official word from Lenovo if possible..  And yes, before you ask... I can use 32GB it if I can get it..Thanks! 

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I   replaced the keyboard of my X270, not realising how much more difficult this process was than on an X230. I got everything working, and it powered up fine.  But my X270 wont power on. It recognises the AC adapter. Pushing the emergency powerup pinhole next to the battery doesn't work either.  I suspect that the power button is not working. I opened up the laptop to investigate, and found that a connector around the area of the power button is damaged (pictured).  The wire seems to have detached from the smaller connector.  My questions:Is this connector related to the power button?  Can I find a replacement, or repair with soldering?  Where can I find a map of the motherboard so I can confirm what this part is myself 

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Hi -

Had a dual boot set up with Win 7 and XP pro each on its own hdd, Installed new hdd and put XP pro on it. Now when I boot the WBM only shows two OSs, the original XP and Win 7, can I get the second copy of XP pro to show so I can select it?

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Oh, I know that if I purchase or download a third party boot manger software I can make it happen, just want to know if I can get this to work in Win 7 without buying/installing anything. Yhea, I am cheap.

A:Triple boot with two copies of XP Pro and one with Win 7 - boot issue

So you have three HDDs now ? Each having a sing copy of OS installed ?

If so, it is the best practice to use the the BIOS Boot Menu (F8 for Asus motherboards). After power on, when the motherboard splash screen appears, tap and hold F8, it will list up all the possible drives to boot from. Select which one you want by the scroll arrow keys, and enter to boot from it. Let the MBR not to be messed up.

But if you want to use a third party boot manager, you may opt for the free version of EasyBCD. Get it from EasyBCD - Take control of your boot loader | NeoSmart Technologies .

To add all the three boot entries to MBR , run Startup Repair with all the three HDDs plugged in.

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In attempting to install W7 64 on generic non-micro ATX [full] form factor desktop, Windows 7 will successfully begin installation. Upon reboot to complete installation I am informed that the boot manager cannot be found. How might I determine what is wrong so that I might correct the problem? Might it be a problem with jumper pins? No-o-o-o, it's not IDE HDDs I'm using; it's ATA. Might Microsoft's installation disc be at fault? I'll try using a different 64-bit disc with the [legal] new license, and then a 32-b it disc with the [legal] new license, but I'm at a loss. If it were the processor, it wouldn't even get to the install GUI that originates from the disc, would it? Otherwise, I'll have to take it to the shop and pay them to do a RAID 0 (striped) config/install. The reason I'm posting this here is that I strongly suspect the 64-bit edition discs to be inherently flawed. On my 64-bit processor laptop, the 64-bit disc wouldn't install, but the 32-bit one did. I never worried about that because all I'm using on it are 32-bit apps. It's only on the custom-built desktop I need the 64-bit environment.
 

A:Boot Issue: Boot Manager Not Found

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Hello I am having trouble with my computer. I have a triple boot with vista xp and linux. Was running well until my xp caught a bad virus and a BSOD that no one could fix forced me to reinstall it clean to the same partition.After the install my boot for vista and linux was messed up.I decided to get the new Os7 and deleted my vista partition for it.After the install Os7 boots fine but xp and linux are still unbootable. Os7 gave me a boot menu but only two options Windows 7 and Sony vaio recovery something, I'v seen countless forums that say at this point you are done and to boot into xp you choose the Use an earlier version of windows option...but I do not have that. I tried using easybcd like I did before for vista but when I add the menu for xp and the path it says the ntldr is missing and cannot boot. What do I have to do to get this to work. I copy and pasted the ntldr and ntdetect in both os 7's and xp's root, was unable to find the boot.ini that I was told should be put there.Thank you for reading and any possinle information!

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Ok so I have searched all over the internet looking for an answer to this.
I have an HP Pavilion P7-1459 that came OEM with Windows 8 on it. I added a new HDD and installed windows 7 on it (had to disconnect the windows 8 one to do so) and booted into windows 7. I didn't have drivers for my Ethernet adapter so I Hooked up the windows 8 HDD and left the 7 one hooked up and loaded into windows 8. Worked fine. Got the drivers and used EasyBCD to add Windows 7 to the boot menu and rebooted, tried to load into windows 7 and it just hung for about 5 mins have no idea whats causing this any help would be appreciated.

A:Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and 7 Boot issue

Try using BIOS to boot to Win8 drive and use EasyBCD to make changes there.

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Any owners of the X270 with the NVME drives, how fast are they, and do you know who's the OEM? (Samsung, Intel, etc).

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Strangely, some of the FN keys of my X270 are not working. Only the special functions, I still can use the standard function of each key without issues. Also, the On Screen Display is not working, both for FN functions and for CapsLock. I'm not sure if the issues are related or not.Here is a list of the current status of each key:- FN + ESC (Fn lock): OK- Fn + F1 (Mute/Unmute speaker): OK- Fn + F2 (Decrease volume): OK- Fn + F3 (Increase volume): OK- Fn + F4 (Mute/Unmute microphone): Not working- Fn + F5 (Increase brightness): OK- Fn + F6 (Decrease brightness): OK- Fn + F7 (Change display output): Not working- Fn + F8 (Wireless on/off): Not working- Fn + F9 (Control Panel): Not working- Fn + F10 (Bluetooth on/off): Not working- Fn + F11 (Keyboard settings): Not working- Fn + F12 (User-defined key): Not working- FN + PrSc (Open the Snipping Tool) : Not working- Fn + Space Bar (Keyboard backlight): OK I'm using Win7 and I've already downloaded and installed the software  below, without success:- Lenovo Communications Utility Program for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - Notebook - 3.1.23.013 - Sep 2017- ThinkVantage Access Connections for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - Laptop - 6.26.8815 - Jun 2017- Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad - 8.86.2507 - Dec 2017 Does anyone know how to fix it? 

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Hi all, I got a X270 here that has been freezing a few seconds every so and on and it is giving me headaches.The symptom is screen freezes for a few ~ 10 seconds but mouse and keyboard inputs are accepted. After the freeze is resolved, all inputs are shown. The frequency varies; 3 times within an hour or non in a day. Happens at least once a day. Googled it, came across the term "generic freeze" but the solution given didn't solve mine.  I've read about turning off Link Power Management. Check, still happensRead about ESET conflicting with Windows Defender. Defender is disabled, check. Still happens. Anyway, here are the specs: OS: Win 10 Pro x64 English Build 16299 (1709 Fall update) (US)Core: i7 7600U 2.8GHz (Don't know if overclocked or not, did not touch any CPU settings)Storage: SAMSUNG NVMe 256GB, factory item- Model: SAMSUNG MZVLW256- Firmware: 4L7Q, Lenovo storage device firmware update utility says it's the latest versionWWAN: Sierra Wireless EM7430 LTERAM: 16GB x1, factory item All updates are patched. I ordered this custom model online from Lenovo Japan, but there's this few second freeze happening straight when I first received it. I've sent it back for check ups and repairs for three times already, and the repair reports came back the following: 1. Issue acknowledged, reproduced, replaced the faulty SATA-NVMe (or the cable that connects NVMe to motherboard) cable2. Issue acknowledged, reproduced, replaced the faul... Read more

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We have some X270 laptops we bought with Win 10 Pro but there is no key in the BIOS. Where can i find it? Thanks 

A:No Windows 10 OEM Key in BIOS (X270)

Install and run Belarc Advisor (https://www.belarc.com/products_belarc_advisor).  It creates a report that contains the windows key.

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Hi everyone, I have an Veriton X270 with Windows 8 and I was wondering if I'll upgrade to Windows 10 all the drivers will be available.I don't want to make the upgrade and after to find out that I can't install the LAN or Sound card. Thanks,Stefan











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A:Veriton X270 - Windows 10

Hi Scutu The X270 is an older model PC, but as you're running Windows 8 successfully, it SHOULD upgrade to Windows 10. You can: 1. Image your hard drive, so if Windows 10 causes problems you can return exactly as it was, many weeks after upgrading   or 2. Upgrade to Windows 10. you can revert back to Windows 8 by going to Settings>Update & Security>Recovery. Follow the on screen instructions. There is a 30 day limit to do this.  













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