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WardDog92
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G580 start up not working

Hi All,

 

I was on my laptop today, everything working fine and then it started to run slowly, so I checked task manager which showed the C drive working at 100%.

 

I think tried to load Ccleaner but the laptop was too slow to do anything so I turned it off and proceeded to turn it back on again after it cooled a little.

 

When I turned it back on, it gets to the first screen (black screen with lenovo in the middle and the loading rotating circle of dots) then goes no further. 

I have tried to use system restore but it gets stuck on the same loading page and therefore, I have been unable to do anything.

 

Anyone got any idea what I could do?

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Re: G580 start up not working

Hi there, Warddog92 -  

 

Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.

 

You can start by flushing out all static, remove battery and AC adaptor and hold down power button for about 15 seconds.

Did you try booting into safe mode ?

 

Also could be a corrupted windows files. Can you back up your files and doing a factory reset to isolate if it's an OS issue.

 

Update us how it goes.

 

 

 

 

Regards,

 

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AJAM126
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Re: G580 start up not working

Search cmd on start. Right click cmd and run as administrator. Type this command(don't forget the space before the slash), chkdsk /r. Note that this can take more than hour. Do not repeatedly force shutdown your pc as it can result in it being unbootable. 

WardDog92
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Re: G580 start up not working

Hi Shashi_Lenovo,

I have flushed out static and it made no difference.
I am using Windows 10 so pressing F8 doesn't get me into Safe Mode... it seems like I cannot get into that mode because all tutorials I have seen, show that you have to log in to make the setting changes.
Do you know another way?

I can't get into the System Recovery on boot, so I can't access anything to do a system back up or restore.

I was thinking of downloading and burning a bootable CD of Windows 10 Recovery tools, to see if I can access that and maybe help me troubleshoot
WardDog92
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Re: G580 start up not working

Hi AJAM126,

I cannot login so I can't use the start menu
Can I run command prompt as soon as the laptop is switched on? i.e. straight after I press tthe power button.

I have no alternative but to force shutdown. After about 20mins on the lenovo loading screen (the screen just after option to use f2/f12) the laptop goes to a black screen and sits there like that. I have used another screen to see if the screen is the issue, but no joy.

AJAM126
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Re: G580 start up not working

Accessing cmd without logging in is not possible. If you're willing to restore your pc you can press the small reset button on the side of your pc. Press and it will turn on. There should be a prompt of option. Let it load for awhile. Choose system recovery and restore from hidden partition. There will be two options given. To restore from hidden partition or a system image from external medium like usb/DVD. If your pc didn't come with an installation cd you might have to create system image by downloading online. For now choose the former. Note that this process will delete your personal files. If the recovery was successful I highly reccomend contacting a professional to diagnose your pc because even after restoring the problem might not be fixed. So you need to need to know what cause the problem and how to fix it. It is easier for professional to diagnose your pc hands on than advicing you through forums. Try not to download third party programs and softwares because they can interfere with your pcs main services and programs that keeps it running normally.

WardDog92
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Re: G580 start up not working

I don't have a small button on the side but there is one next to the power button. It shows a menu "BIOS; Start Normally; System Recovery". Eack one loads to a black screen.

 

I have downloaded windows 10 setup disk from Microsoft side and burnt the ISO image onto the disc, it should hopefully be able to be bootable. 

 

Then do as you said, hopefully repair but if not then a full factory settings job.

 

If that doesn't work then I'll get some diagnosis tools and see what it comes back with.

Thanks

anthonyd73111
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Re: G580 start up not working

I have a G510 that had same problem. Open case and remove screw holding DVD drive, slide drive out. See if it starts then. If does clean contact on drive and socket. I left my screw off and I very rare occasions I just slide drive out and back in and fixes bios spinning circle lockup.

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