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das4sure
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Lenovo 3000 G400 - message and delay at startup, no dvd drive

When i press start btn  following message comes up -

 

" PRESS F2 FOR SETUP PRSS F12 FOR BOOT DEVICE SELECTION MENU' .

 

The black screen with this message hangs there for almost 2 minutes and then the hard disk activity light blinks and the windows starts.

 

When this happens,I can not find my DVD drive in explorer and if I want to push open the drive it does not work.

 

It happens ninety percent of the time.

 

Sometimes though,windows start normally and on those occassions, DVD drive works normally.

 

Anybody can suggest any cure for this problem?

 

 

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Re: Lenovo 3000 G400 - message and delay at startup, no dvd drive

Your DVD drive may be failing, or need to be re-seated.

I can't tell you how to remove it exactly, since I do not

have a description of the process on that model.

 

Usually, though, there is a screw or two on the bottom

that locks the drive in place. I just do not know which one.

 

Some else may know?

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das4sure
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Re: Lenovo 3000 G400 - message and delay at startup, no dvd drive

Thank you  but what about the message and the delay at startup?

 

If sometimes it did not wrk fine, I would have thought that the machine is made to boot like that ,

But 10% of the time, windows boots smoothly after I press the start btn.  Dvd drive remains available and works fine.

 

90% of the time it hangs at the Lenovo logo screen with message " Prees f2 for setup press f12 to go to boot device selection menu", stays there for two minutes and then stirrs up to start.

 

I could endure the wait but end result- no DVD drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Lenovo 3000 G400 - message and delay at startup, no dvd drive

Have you pressed F2 on startup to enter Setup?

 

Try it if you have not, and choose Save and Reboot

and see if it works then. Use arrow keys to move

through menus in Setup.

abhinandan
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Lenovo 3000 G400 - delay at startup, no dvd drive

Hi,

    when i start my laptop it shows " PRESS F2 FOR SETUP PRSS F12 FOR BOOT DEVICE SELECTION MENU" for 2 to 3 minutes and after that i starts booting. when it takes long time for booting my dvd drive will not be detected and it happens 90% of times. 10% of times it boots normally and cd drive is detected. what will be the problem?

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Re: Lenovo 3000 G400 - delay at startup, no dvd drive

could be your dvd-rom is about to die. if you have external dvd,rom, check if it works properly.

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yttervy
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Re: Lenovo 3000 G400 - message and delay at startup, no dvd drive

I have do same problem... Please help us.... Thank you very much..

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Re: Lenovo 3000 G400 - message and delay at startup, no dvd drive


@yttervy wrote:

I have do same problem... Please help us.... Thank you very much..


Try removing the optical (CD / DVD) drive, clean the contacts and look for damaged connector.  If all is good place the optical drive back into the computer and turn on with power switch.  Go into BIOS using the F2 key when prompted, save and exit.

 

Reboot notebook and see if it is working.

 

CB


I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.

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