12-07-2016 08:06 AM - last edited on 12-07-2016 08:09 AM by Majestic
I have a Lenovo G500s (touch screen) had a bad hard drive. Replaced it. Now it is still saying there is no bootable device. Tried reinstalling on booth Microsoft disks and Lenovo disks. No luck. Ran hardware test, everything shows fine. What can I do? This is out of warranty.
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12-07-2016 09:18 AM
Hi thankful ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Turn off the laptop , unplug the charger ,remove the battery and harddrive . Press and hold down the power button for 12 seconds to power drain. Check the harddrive port (maybe blowing compressed air) ensuring no obstructions and good contacts when the harddrive is reseated back. Make sure that the HDD connector is attached firmly.
Place back the battery and charger and use the Novo button (item 5 page 4) to turn on . Enter the BIOS set up making sure that the harddrive is detected , Exit tab to load defaults and save.
On installing Windows , check if target drive is choosen and see how far it goes.
Update us how things are.
12-07-2016 12:14 PM
Thank you. I had tried all of that before this with the exception of cleaning the hard drive area. Redid and no luck. BIOS shows hard drive.
When I go into the boot options it only shows USB and the EFI Network 0 IPv4 and EFI Network 0 IPv6. No hard drive.
I am still getting the following:
no bootable device... press ok
Boot Options Menu
EFI Network 0 for IPx4
EFI Network 0 for IPv6
No bootable device please resart system.
Even though the BIOS shows everything, I ran Parted Majic again to check the hardware. Hard drive quick test passes, cpu passes, dvd shows, memory passed.
I am stumped.
12-07-2016 01:52 PM
12-08-2016 09:57 AM
ok, now it has started loading. got up to 7 files copied. Then said "please insert core disk 1". I already had it in. Opened DVD play and reinserted. Computer rejected it and said the same thing again. At this point I think my luck is bad. Because I just noticed the Lenovo sent me disk 1, disk 2, and (2) of disk 4!. So could the disk be bad? I cleaned it, that didnt helpt.
I am getting frustrated!
But you are a genious! I can't believe I got this far with the special settings this thing is requiring. In the bios I reset everything to default several times. After doing your suggestions, I have gotten a lot farther thank I had. I am too old school I guess. haha
12-08-2016 12:20 PM