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Q: Thinkpad X1 Yoga hangs on boot: unable to type pow...

Hi,I received my new ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20FQ one month ago. I'm very happy with it but for one week I'm very often unable to type the power-on password. When I turn on my X1 Yoga (3 times out of 4), the keyboard seems to be not working and I'm stuck at the padlock password prompt. I must insert a paperclip into the reset hole and restart to be able to get the keyboard working and be able to enter the password. I'm wondering if anyone else have any similar issue and if so, if there is a simple way to fix it? or if I should return the X1 Yoga? Thanks for your help,Steven

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I just purchased this laptop, I like it alot.   Using the HDMI port and the mini-display port, can I have 3 displays?   The internal touch screen, and then also the moniitor on the HDMI port AND a different monitor on the mini-display port.   That would be 3 displays. I'm just getting into Microsoft Flight Simulator and it will support 3 videos and I want to have all 3 running to get the most from the application. I want to be sure that it isn't either/or on the HDMI and Mini-Display Port, but that I can use both/and. Thanks in advance. Paul

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I bought a used IBM Thinkpad T20 Thinkpad Type 2647-92U from eBay for use this semester on campus. It is in great shape and has a recent edition of Windows XP but an older version of MS Office which does not boot properly.

This computer was a part of a network and keeps trying to connect to it each time Windows loads. It came with a LinkSys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter 2.4 GHz 802.11g card.

The CD is an official copy; clean and has no scratches or nicks. The DVD/CD-ROM will boot other CD's such as music CD's and DVD films and data discs with MS Word files etc on them.

Any help would be appreciated!

Yours,

Kyklopes
 

A:IBM Thinkpad T20 Thinkpad Type 2647-92U Won't Boot my MS Office 2005 CD

That T-20 is pretty long in the tooth. I suspect your optical drive either needs cleaning, or is worn beyond repair.
Did you try the CD in another drive as a double check?
 

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I have read discussion but remain uncertain if 8gb is the maximum memory I can put in my laptop. If anyone knows if I can upgrade to 16gb please provide link where I could purchase.
 
Thank you
 
Mike

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Hello, my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga Notebook did not have a stylus that came with it but I heard that there was a different edition that came with one.Is there any way to figure out which one of the active pens is compatible with my computer?Would you recommend a pen to buy? Thank you very muchAlisa 

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T430 fails to read hard drive or hangs up on startup when the battery is installed.  Typically will start on AC without the battery installed, but still hangs up intermittently  Was working fine until after multiple rapid power outages during a storm. Any ideas? OS is Windows 10 Thanks in advance!

A:ThinkPad hangs on boot - stuck at Thinkpad screen

You might have damaged the power circuitry on the motherboard.  If that is the case, the only solution is to replace the board.  There is an array of power transistors that handles the switching back and forth between AC and battery.

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For all users...here is the new Bios...BIOS Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit, 32-bit) - ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20FB, 20FC), X1 Yoga (Types 20FQ, 20FR)http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-X...  BIOS Update (Bootable CD) for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7(64-bit, 32-bit) - ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20FB, 20FC), X1 Yoga (Type 20FQ, 20FR)http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-X...

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Hello, One of our ThinkPad Yoga goes into an endless loop when attempting to reboot. The O/S was upgraded from Windows 8.x (as shipped) to Windows 10 (MS free upgrade) a long time ago and there have been no previous issues restarting. I believe the version of Windows is 10 Home Edition. The HDD is almost fully utilised (1 gig free). Irrespective of the options taken, on boot up the screen flickers what looks like a CMD window in the top left of the display twice very quickly, then after the Lenovo splash screen is displayed:Preparing automatic repairThen Diagnosing your PCAutomatic RepairYour PC did not start correctly Restart just continues in the loop irrespective when continue or repair is selected. I?ve taken Advanced options:Continue ? Just continues in the loopUse a device ? I?ve tried creating another rescue boot disk from another yoga without a CD Rom ? attempting to create it on a USB stick but the create repair disk in Windows 10 Pro doesn?t allow USB stick as an optionSystem restore point shows me 4 states however when selecting any I get the message the backup drive cannot be foundI can access a CMD promptStartup repair - couldn?t repair your PC  see log file c:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\SrtTrail.txt.  I?ve attached this file that I copied to USB via the CMD Prompt.  I have renamed the file from txt to doc. The error message in the log file states The operating system version is incompatible with Startup RepairHow... Read more

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Curious -- Lenovo support told me that my machine cannot be upgraded to windows 10, and I am stuck on Windows 8.1 forever. Had anyone upgraded a Lenovo Yoga 14 ThinkPad 14  (Type 20DM, 20DN) to Windows 10 Successfully? If so, I'm interested in hearing what you did to get the touchpad, keyboard and rotation working simultaneously. Thanks!

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 Version 1.20https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/fi/de/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...

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I have read discussion but remain uncertain if 8gb is the maximum memory I can put in my laptop. If anyone knows if I can upgrade to 16gb please provide link where I could purchase. Thank you Mike

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The background light for the keyboard doesn`t work. Is there a possibility to check wether the lamp is broken or the driver is missing or what else the problem could be?When I press Fn+space, the sight for the light appears, but there is no light. I hope someone has a helpful comment for me Yours, Carolin

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I have An IBM thinkpad r52 type 1860 that I am borrowing from school to do work, but today I booted it up and it takes me to the bios password screen every time I boot the computer it will just take me to this screen so I need to know if there is some kind of like backdoor password that will temporarily override the password that IT set so I can see what the problem is and possibly fix it myself so I can boot it normally, I even try to press F12 to bring up the boot list so I can boot my Linux on a flash drive but it still takes me to the bios password screen, any he'll would be greatly appriciated because I needs to access the hard drive so I can do my work, with it being Christmas break for me, and schooling ending on like a month after that, I can't afford to wait until I go back to school to get the problem fixed. I basically need to access the bios so o can either copy an error code and come back here foe help or see what the bios says and possibly fix the problem myself.
 

A:Boot problem IBM thinkpad r52 type 1860

Please read the rules. We cannot help you override passwords that you have no right to know. Contact your school's IT department.
 

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Hi, During my visit to US in January and February 2014 I purchased the X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (Type 20A7). I got back to south Brazil where I live, it worked fine until October 2014. Suddenly the X1 Carbon didn't boot anymore and the backlight keyboard keep flickering. I realized it was a known issue and several customers had the motherboard replaced or even the equipment replaced.  I planned to reach the US customer service in a future visit to the US but I could not travel to the US from that time, so I tryed to reach the Lenovo customer service in Brazil and check with them to pay for the service and parts replacement so I could have my X1 Carbon working again. I called and told the problem, they said it was possible to fix and they would send me a budget proposal in 4 work days.The customer service took about two weeks to get back to me and surprisingly the budget I received was of U$ 3,650.00 which is the cost of a new X1 Carbon in Brazil ( I paid U$ 2,180.00 in the US for the top version). I am very upset with Lenovo, I lost all the confidence I had to the brand. My only hope is that a senior executive of US Lenovo headquarter would take this matter and help me get my machine fixed or replaced, even for a reasonable value as I could not use it since October 2014.I really do not have much hope that this will help, I am sure it would be different if I have had the opoortunity to get back to the US just after the problem arose but it is so sad, I was ve... Read more

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Computer  was working.fine, did a reboot and now has 'To interrupt normal startup press enter' displayed on the top right. If I let it continue it shows blue screen with unexpected error occurred,  error 0000225, I try to enter recovery with F1 and it just reloads back to the same recovery screen. I've tried with a windows 10 and windows 8.1 install same results.  If I plug the drive into my desktop I can see all my files no problem.  I bought a new SSD and when I try to install Windows the logo comes up but after some time, maybe a minute, it drops to recovery again and says the bios is not fully ACPI compliant, error 0000225 and stops. I've tried disconnecting the bios battery for about 15 minutes and tried again with no luck, same result on new ssd and install.  I'm lost a this point, any ideas? I'm going to try a Bios CD updated tomorrow but I dont have much hope. Cannot get to a command prompt or anything... Video link https://www.dropbox.com/s/s27pnnk38ta43kt/pc.url?dl=0


























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Hello!Sometimes after turn on my Lenovo Thinkpad P70 Workstation Notebook, it stops booting by the Lenovo red logo. See the picture!The Problem was 2 times since i have this great laptop. The Thinkpad P70 is a very good laptop, but this problem makes me think.The solution for me was to shut down the laptop (by pressing the on/off button - so the P70 starts new and the problem was solved.)The System is drivers are on current version. System is Windows 10 Professional.Whats the reason of this issue? Can anyone help? Sorry for my bad englisch!

























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I have a Thinkpad T21 with Windows XP SP2. The issue is that when I startup the laptop, during the Windows XP loading screen (the wone right before the login screen), the system becomes unresponsive. The wireless PCI card goes on and the Caps Lock and Num Lock lights blink, then everything hangs.

I am able to get to Safe Mode, and have disabled all startup items. Also disabled as many services as possible. We did a reformat and the same issue has occurred after reinstalling some software. I did suspect that this may be a driver issue, but I checked the Device Manager and did not find any issues with any of the devices. Note I also removed the PCI card from the system.

I suspect that this may be a driver or service issue. I am not exactly sure any there are too many places to look.

Anyone have any recommendations? Thank you.
-christen25
 

A:Windows XP, Thinkpad 21 hangs during boot screen.

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does anybody know if that is PXE boot is a boot option for this laptop / 2-in-1?thanks in advance













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A:PXE BOOT on Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370

Hi Vincent_Thunder,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
Looking at the User guide, page 71 this model does have an option of PXE Boot.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello, I got a new X1 Yoga in my hands. Its a nice notebook. Using the Pen makes fun and so on. But there is one problem. After reboot or shutdown/and boot the X1 stucks sometimes. I can see the Lenovo Logo, the black background and the message "to interrupt normal startup, press enter". If I press "enter" nothing happens. I can use CTRL-ALT-DEL to "reboot" to the same stuck behavior. Only the Power button helps. The designated user won't be lucky about theat problem.  

A:Thinkpad X1 Yoga (Gen2) do not boot sometimes

Do you have the latest BIOS?  It sounds like something is timing out.  How long to you let it sit before hitting the button?

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My Thinkpad X1 Yoga is connected to my work network via a OneLink Plus.  I have a wireless keyboard and mouse connected.  Since the last bios update, when I power up the laptop, a boot menu pops up and I have stop, open the laptop, and select my hard drive using the laptop's screen and keyboard. Is there a way to disable this menu? 

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I have had the thinkpad S1 yoage for around a year and a half. 5 days after the warranty ran out the laptop decided that it didn't want to boot up or charge anymore. After a few days of checking cable connections and trying different methods that I read online I managed to get it up and running again. Now half a year later the same problem has happened again except this time I have spent weeks trying to repair it. Does anybody know how to fix this? I dont get any beeping sounds from the motherboard just the power indicator flashes 3 times. I have tried different chargers as well, nothing has worked so far

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Hi there, I turned on my thinkpad yoga the other morning and it would not boot into windows 8. It displays a black screen for a while and then returns to the boot device screen. I have tried to reinstall both windos 8 and linux on the the ssd using a usb bootable install drive. Both systems install but they fail to boot, displaying a black screen and then returning to the boot device list when it fails. I have also tried with a new ssd and it gets the same problem. I am able to boot to a complete usb linux system which fully operates. Does anyone know where the problem might lie? Thanks, Richard

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Hi there, I turned on my thinkpad yoga the other morning and it would not boot into windows 8. It displays a black screen for a while and then returns to the boot device screen. I have tried to reinstall both windos 8 and linux on the the ssd using a usb bootable install drive. Both systems install but they fail to boot, displaying a black screen and then returning to the boot device list when it fails. I have also tried with a new ssd and it gets the same problem. I am able to boot to a complete usb linux system which fully operates. Does anyone know where the problem might lie? Thanks, Richard

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The T400 that I have will start but will go no further then the first screen.It sets at the screen that says Thinkpad and at the bottom of that that ssays to interrupt normal startup press the blue ThinkVantage button will not go any further. Just stops there.
 
 
Moderator comment: New thread created. Subject edited for clarity. Was: Re: T400 will not boot, any help from the masters?

A:T400 boot hangs at ThinkPad splash screen

@garyoverton,Does the hard drive light stay lit at that screen?

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My 1 month past warranty thinkpad S1 yoga 12 will not boot.  it boots to Boot menu /App Menu.  Diagnostics show no error.  i can get into setup but still can not boot.  any help appreciated 

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I am trying to disable UEFI Secure Boot on my Thinkpad Yoga S1 but it keeps getting re-enabled after a reboot. If I set secure boot to disabled I can boot into the non secure OSes installed on the machine imediately afterwards but if the machine is restarted the Secure Boot seting in the BIOS is re-enabled.  It's important for me to have secure boot disabled as I use OSes without secure boot.
 
I try to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS on the following screen :
 
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But if I re-enter the BIOS either after booting into an OS or simply re-entering the BIOS, Secure Boot is back on:
 
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I have also tried to disable "OS Optimzed Defaults" but it also returns to enabled after a restart.
 
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Some of the other BIOS settings save correctly so I can't figure out why the secure boot settings don't. The BIOS version I have is the latest (1.18).
 
Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? It's inconvenient to manually disable secure boot each time I want to use the laptop. The two operating systems (Ubuntu and Android x86) do work reasonably well once booted.
 
Thanks!
 
Juan
 
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A:Disabling Secure Boot on Thinkpad Yoga S1

I'm having the same issue. I've experienced this with 4 brand new yogas. I will enter bios, disable secure boot, enable legacy pxe and upon reboot the changes are lost. I'm saving changes and exiting.  Resetting user mode options, saving changes and not exiting, those have inconsistently allowed me to keep my changes long enough so i can legacy boot. 

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 So I just purchased a refurbished Thinkpad Yoga, and all was great for a little while. Then I decided to shut it down and set it aside for a few minutes. After coming back, it now refuses to even POST. I tried every power cycle I could think of, in various combinations, and browsed several forums. In the end I found no functional solution. Current Status: System responds in no way other than the 'i' light (in the Thinkpad logo) blinking three times when the charger is connected, or the same when the reset button is pressed while the charger is still connected. Nothing else illicits any sort of beep, light, or otherwise. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks and regards.












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A:Thinkpad S1 Yoga - Won't boot, only blinks light t...

I have a feeling you had opened up the back cover to fiddle around with the components (be it a change of SSD or the 3g/4g modem). the symptoms you described sounds exactly like a disconnect MB cable. you can try to open up the back cover, and around the left side, you will see a cable labelled "MB". secure it properly, and the computer should be responsive now.

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I can't believe I can't figure this out. Why do they make it so complicated now?  How to I reach the boot menu from this Yoga 15 Thinkpad??????????????

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I can't believe I can't figure this out. Why do they make it so complicated now?  How to I reach the boot menu from this Yoga 15 Thinkpad??????????????

A:Yoga 15 Thinkpad. Boot menu. How do I reach it.

Usually you just keep tapping F12 (or Fn + F12) fairly rapidly while booting your system up.

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Hi Everyone! I have a Thinkpad Yoga 12 and recently I am experiencing a rather serious problem with the machine.If I have a drive in it, it will simply not start the booting process and will freeze on the "press enter to interrupt..." screen. Whenever I remove the disk (SSD) the computer starts and I can access BIOS/Diagnostics/Etc. but when reinserting the SSD everything stops and the computer freezes on start.This problem is very annoying because without a proper boot I cannot update the BIOS or do anything with it at all. Did anyone else experience something similiar?I checked the SSD in a different computer and it works without a problem.

A:Thinkpad Yoga stuck on boot screen

Hanging on startup with a disk inserted would most likely indicate either a bad SSD or a bad SATA control circuit (motherboard).  If the disk is OK, that leaves only one part.  

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Was prompted to update the bios.  During restart the system never rebooted.  It's now in a state where no screen or sound comes.  Just a flash of the keyboard backlight, red i light, and green fn light.  Any suggestion how to bring it back to life?

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My Yoga 14 ( Type 20FY) cannot boot anymore.  It was fine in the morning, but refused to boot afternoon after being shipped around on a luggage cart.  Now it only lights up the keyboard after power on, and then does nothing, no Lenovo logo, no beep to signal any error. I had tried the following methods to no avail, draining out onboard battery, pushing the emergency reset hole, disconnecting onboard battery and CMOS battery.  Every time it failed to boot after reconnecting it with AC power.  I also connected it with external monitor over hdmi, but nothing to show up after boot it up. The machine is configured with multi-boot to several Linux flavors and Windows 10, so I am knowledgeable to be quite sure it is not a software problem.  Please help me!

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Hey there, everyone.I've got this 2 year old ThinkPad Yoga 12 that was working fine one day, and then won't boot at all the next. No screen activity, no backlight on keyboard, nothing except for a solid light on the "i" and then nothing. I've tried taking out both batteries, I've tried all kinds of combos of power button pushing, and I tried the reset switch. That caused the light to blink three times and now it's not doing anything. It does blink when I put the power cord in. Is my mobo borked, or is there something I haven't tried? Thank you!!!

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In the last month I purchased a Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2G and the Thuderbolt USB C dock. Since the USB C cable that comes with the dock is too short to allow the dock on the right and laptop on the left (in laptop mode), I put the notebook in tent mode and all works fine---except... Everytime I power up from hibernate it starts beeping about once a second and does not stop. I have to disconnect from the dock, flip it to laptop mode (this is where the beeping stops), return it to tent mode, and then plug the dock back in. It seems that Lenovo, like everybody else, is rushing things to market with plans to fix bugs later (maybe). Any thoughts I how to stop the beeping?  The first time it happened I closed all the apps to reboot and it still was beeping. Thanks.

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After updating Onelink Pro Dock to firmware version 2.30.000, system boot is no longer possible with closed lid.Opening lid after starting boot doesn't help, only way out seems to be an emergency power off.Booting system with open lid works fine, even when closing lid before logon.System is Thinkpad Yoga 15 running Windows 10 Pro.Thinkpad Onelink Pro Dock driver is 1.08.36Setting Boot Time Extension in BIOS doesn't help anyProblem didn't show up before firmware update.Any suggestions?

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Hi Team,I do not see a button on Thinkpad board, hence posting here.I have bootable USB for windows 7, 10 and Ubuntu.After the bios boot is set to USB, its giving the error unable to detect the OS , please disconnect the drivers and restart. Have already tried with Legacy boot. Nothing is helping.Any one has idea what is the work around? Thanks,Ekanath

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Hi,
I recently bought a Samsung T3 SSD, which has a USB type-c port and comes with a USB type-c to USB 3.0 (type a) cable. After some messing around with UEFI, secure boot, et. al I finally managed to install Ubuntu 16.04 on this external SSD and have been happily using it for some weeks now (i did not want to repartition my 512GB ssd in the 9550, not enough free space).
If I press F12 when the laptop boots up, the external SSD shows up in the boot menu, it just works.
To get an additional type-a USB port I bought a (well rated, not cheap) type-c on type-c USB cable. To my surprise the SSD will not show up in the 9550's boot menu when using type-c.
I already changed bios scan mode to 'thorough' like suggested elsewhere, without success.
What can I do to boot via type-c?
Thx!

A:XPS 15 (9550): Unable to boot from USB 3.1/Type-C Device

I'm writing this on a Dell XPS 15 9550 tlhat booted from and is currently running Ubuntu 16.4.1 from the USB-c port.
My solution is inelegant, but faster than any USB thumb drive I have tried.  I am using a StarTech USB 3.1 (Type C) cable that converts to SATA III on the other end where I have a 120GB Kingston SSD connected.
Obviously, I can only use this at a desk or table, but I have yet to find an acceptably fast USB thumb drive.  I'm thinking about doing this from an SDHC or SDXC drive now if I can verify that
a) the 9550 can boot from SD
b) Ubuntu 16.04.1 can see and boot from the SD interface.
I'm pretty sure both are true given the little research I've done on the matter so far.

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Hi A-- I have not been able to find any support information about this -  I have a LaCie 500GB USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 SSD Drive, that I would like to boot off of USB-C. When I go into the BIOS during boot (press enter, then F12) I can see the drive listed, but when I select the drive, it returns to the list and does not boot. I have it set for Both (Legacy and UEFI), and have tried UEFI only with the same results. I have a Corsair USB 3.0 flash drive with the same boot image on it, and it works as expected. Any help appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi, I have a new ThinkPad X1 Yoga running Windows 10. I had created a recovery USB from within Windows and later used the USB drive to perform a clean reinstall. The repair process seemed to complete and asked for permission to clear the TPM keys. I granted that permission, and the system restarted. However, the boot process never completed and hasn't since. When the system is started now, it hangs at the splash screen with the Lenovo logo. Entering the boot menu and selecting a specific device results in a blank screen (the display is on, but no content is displayed). It doesn't matter which device is chosen - I've tried multiple bootable USBs, the installed hard drive, and a USB optical drive. The BIOS setup is accessible, though none of the changes I've tried have fixed the problem. Switching to Diagnostic Boot from Quick Boot briefly flashes a message that states "ThinkVantage Active Protection sensor diagnostics start," but nothing else is displayed. I've also tried clearing the CMOS using the reset switch on the back, but this did not resolve the issue. Any thoughts as to what the problem is or how to resolve it? Thanks in advance.

A:X1 Yoga unable to boot

It's a boot selection problem nothing else

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Basically I have the same issue as reported here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-13-E-and/ThinkPad-E560-Booting-From-2nd-HDD-Caddy-...I updated the BIOS to the latest version available 1.26 but this didn't fix the issue. In the other thread they updated to v1.28 though.My issue:It seems the boot menu doesn't detect my SSD in the Caddy (Samsung). It is properly sown in the quick diagnostics screen and even detected by the OS of the build in drive.

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