03-11-2013 04:13 PM
I don't know what's wrong with my all in one idea centre B310. I start up my device, it comes up with a error loading drives. I have been told to use F8 menu options i've tried all the options, safe mode did not work, but i had some luck with directory services restore mode" and got onto windows but it was very laggy and time consuming and when i tured my pc off, it wouldnt work again sadly... when i tried disable driver signature enforcement, i got blue screen with writing and my fan was blowing LOUDLY. Also my pc has experienced 2 falls previously due to kids tripping on wires in my room.
Could anyone tell me what could be wrong if i need to re-install windows, get a new hard drive? because i really need my pc for work etc. ASAP.
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03-12-2013 01:44 PM
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
There's a big possibility that your Windows files are corrupted that's why you're not booting pass the Windows logo.If you don't have any important files on the PC, try to continuously press F2 during boot-up to trigger the One Key Recovery function (this will restore the PC to factory settings).
If this doesn't work and you have another PC that you could use, try to run a diagnostic on the drive by:
a. Downloading the UBCD ISO
b. Burn the ISO using imgburn
c. Insert the CD that you just created into the defective computer and reboot
d. Upon reboot, continuously press F12 and boot from the ODD/CD-DVD
e. On the diagnostic options, navigate to HDD > Diagnosis > & choose the diagnostic software depending on the brand of your HDD (i.e. choose Seagate for DOS if you have a Seagate HDD, Data Lifeguard if you have a Western Digital HDD, etc..)
To burn the diagnostic softwre on a flashdrive, follow this guide
If you find any errors, you will need to change the HDD. If you don't have a recovery disc, you can contact lenovo on how to go about getting the disc.
Hope this helps.
03-14-2013 12:03 PM
03-14-2013 03:39 PM
If you have created a recovery disc using this method then you can skip the F2 recovery option and try to restore the unit using the discs as we can't proceed with the F2 recovery without the password. You just have to insert the recovery disc #1 and boot from the DVD drive by pressing F12 on startup to start the recovery process.
If you didn't create a recovery disc, you will need to contact lenovo on how to go about getting the disc but I suggest you do a scan first on the hard drive for bad sectors as you will also need to replace the drive if you find any bad sectors.