10-07-2016 07:21 AM - last edited on 10-07-2016 08:22 AM by Majestic
B50 was purchased just over a year ago, had win8 on it, i loaded my own progs onto it back then from disks.
Since then i have upgraded to Win10 but never used the optical drive.
Now i find that although Drive E is showing in file explorer, disks can be inserted, spins up for reading, it is telling me to insert disk!
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
10-07-2016 01:45 PM - edited 10-07-2016 01:48 PM
Hi BREZ1 ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
As detected by file explorer , most likely the DVD drive can be assumed present even on BIOS and device manager. You can test functionality of the drive using bootable live rescue disc since it would be working outside windows .
Update us how it goes.
10-08-2016 12:39 PM
Ok, i downloaded and unzipped Hirens boot disk ....
BUT, i see it needs to burn onto a CD...
Did i mention that my cd player says "please insert a disk"
10-10-2016 09:12 AM
10-12-2016 06:26 AM
Tried entering Boot Menu, f12 on boot up does not respond. Tried shutdown & booting in many sequences.
Has technology passed me by sincei last needed boot menu? Has boot options been moved?
Maybe it is a Windows thing or maybe Lonovo! anyone advise?
My Machine is a Lonovo B50-30 came with win 8.1 pre installed and i upgraded to win 10.
10-12-2016 07:54 AM
Hi BREZ1 ,
You may also set changes on the BIOS if the normal defaults would fail by using the Novo button (item3 page 66) to turn on for the Novo Menu > BIOS setup. F12 boot manager should still be the same as some laptop may need to use FN + 12 .
You can try boot mode CSM disabled , legacy/EFI boot mode, security tab >secure boot disabled , exit tab OS optimized to other OS then save and exit.
Booting back directly to Windows 8 and Win10 would ask you place back defaults setting specially on the exit tab for OS optimized default .