12-17-2008 06:43 PM
I cannot boot from CD or USB drive. Always get the blank screen with a blinking cursor _ on the top left corner. It will boot from the CD fine if I remove the hard drive. But if the hard drive is in, then the same problem happens.
I can go to the BIOS and change the settings, but that's about it. I did disable every device under the boot sequence menu except the CD drive, and still no go.
What can I do? Please help! Thank you.
05-31-2009 06:06 PM
06-02-2009 11:22 PM
There sum issue with bios setting.
1st enter in bios pressing with F2 >select the advance >select the quick boot mode>disable the option.
then press F10 for save and exit.Then press F10 on lenovo logo so that you will get the advance boot menu option.Select the cd/dvd option and then check system is booting with windows xp disk our not.
06-09-2009 01:41 PM
10-16-2009 08:36 PM
Hi all, first post here. I've had my Y510 for about a year and a half, running Ubuntu and Arch Linux, and it's performed very well for me until this week. Suddenly (and I mean suddenly as in I shut it down for an hour and tried to boot) it hangs with a blinking cursor at boot. It gets through POST and that's it.
I thought it may have been a corrupted MBR, but attempting to boot to a CD does not work either. I thought it might be a loose connection somewhere, so on a whim reseated the hard drive, RAM, and DVD drive, to no avail.
I found this post on this forum where someone suggested disabling the quick boot option in the BIOS, but I don't have a quick boot option. Should I attempt to flash the BIOS? Honestly, at this point I'm a little scared to.
I am completely unsure as to what to try next, and would appreciate any help anyone can give me.
08-25-2010 04:33 PM
Did anyone figure out a good solution for this? I have the same issue after trying to install Fedora 13.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
08-25-2010 05:29 PM
I never did figure out why it wouldn't let me boot from a CD. I ended up removing the hard drive from the laptop, plugging it into my desktop computer, and doing a complete format on it. After reinstalling it, I was able to boot again.
12-29-2012 12:29 AM
It seems to be a faulting SouthBridge. You cannot boot anything as the SouthBridge does not properly recognize the attached devices.
What helped here was
1.) during the logo to press Enter:
2.) Select Diagnose Tools
3.) Run a quick diagnose on the disk
I canceled it after the first successful test and then it just booted fine again.
@Lenovo. Please provide a fix for the faulting SouthBridge
12-30-2012 10:44 AM
In case anyone comes back to this as the original message was posted a long while ago, this is how I got back to my normal screen.
I removed all by usb connections, including keyboard and pendrives and rebooted - everything came back to normal. I read that some usb connections may be temporarily malfunctioning and stopping Windows from starting. This webpage (below) gives you many ideas on how to find which of the many possible causes is relevant. Once you have done that you may be able to take appropraite action.
I hope this helps anyone who has this problem.