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Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2013-09-10, 13:50 PM

I've just bought this laptop, and it came with windows 8 preinstalled, and I'm trying to install Windows 7 on it.

 

I have a bootable usb, which I've used many times to install Windows on my other laptops, but the B590 just wont do it. I feel like I've tried everything. I changed the boot priority order in BIOS with USB HDD as number 1 but it still just boots into windows 8.

I've tried removing everything but USB devices from the boot order, and now I get this boot menu:
http://i.imgur.com/1iV2iaW.jpg

Which is exactly what I want to boot from, but when I press enter to boot from the USB device, nothing happens. It's incredibly frustrating.

The USB device IS bootable with a primary partition. I've used these steps to make it bootable in DISKPART:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/234.how-to-deploy-windows-7-from-a-usb-drive.aspx

After having no luck on the B590, I tried booting on the USB on a different computer, and it works perfectly well. Starts installing windows 7. So it seems like the problem is not with my usb device.

I even tried restoring the USB drive and using Lenovo Bootable Generator application to make the usb bootable, with the same result.

Can anyone help?

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Re: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2013-09-10, 15:28 PM

hi Hypotaksen,

 

Thanks for using Lenovo Community Forums!

 

Inside BIOS

    Under Boot Tab

          Change Boot mode to Legacy

           USB Boot should be enabled

    Under Security

          Secure Boot Has to Be disabled

         

In case the options above are grayed out in your BIOS, Got to Exit Tab and Change OS Optimized Default to Other OS

and check the options again.

 

Once All are Set Make sure to save all changed by hitting F10 and enter for Yes

    After Hitting enter It will Restart and You have to keep on tapping F12

       this should pull up the Boot Menu letting you select where to boot. You should have now your USB Stick as an Option.

 

Let me know your findings

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Re: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2013-09-10, 15:28 PM

hi Hypotaksen,

 

Thanks for using Lenovo Community Forums!

 

Inside BIOS

    Under Boot Tab

          Change Boot mode to Legacy

           USB Boot should be enabled

    Under Security

          Secure Boot Has to Be disabled

         

In case the options above are grayed out in your BIOS, Got to Exit Tab and Change OS Optimized Default to Other OS

and check the options again.

 

Once All are Set Make sure to save all changed by hitting F10 and enter for Yes

    After Hitting enter It will Restart and You have to keep on tapping F12

       this should pull up the Boot Menu letting you select where to boot. You should have now your USB Stick as an Option.

 

Let me know your findings

Regards

Solid_cruver



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Re: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2013-09-10, 16:27 PM

That worked!!

 

Thanks for the help Solid_Cruver

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Re: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2013-09-10, 16:39 PM

hi

 

You're Welcome no problem,

Just let us know if you need something

I'm sure a lot of user will be able to help

 

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Re: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2013-10-23, 20:57 PM

Hello!

 

I am having a similar problem with my new Lenovo B590. It came with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed.

 

However the noted solution does not seem to be applicable to me. 

 

1) I do not have a boot tab, my boot options are under the startup tab

2) UEFI/Legacy Boot is set to Both. Under that, UEFI/Legacy is set to UEFI First, CSM Support is set to Yes

3) Boot mode is set to Diagnostics.  My only two options for this are Diagnostics, or Quick

4) Under Security, my Secured Boot option is diabled

 

While the USB options does show in my boot menu, when I slecet it nothing happens. 

 

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Re: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2013-10-23, 21:23 PM
I have this same problem.

My menu in Startup its:

UEFI/LEGACY BOOT - CSM SUPPORT: [uefi only] [NO] *Unselectable for Secure BOOT

BOOT MODE [QUICK]
Option Key Display Enabled
Boot device list F12 Option Enabled
Boot Order lock Disabled.

I need force start for USB too.

Thanks
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Re: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2014-02-01, 19:37 PM
Same problem: Lenovo B590 / 20206, came with FreeDOS preinstalled. Booting from CD/DVD works fine, but I need to boot it from USB drives. Other computers boot from those USB drives without problems. Just like DGSephiro I don't have "Boot" tab and boot options are in "Startup" tab. I've tried all settings for UEFI/Legacy, nothing worked. Like Hypotaksen I removed everything but USB from boot menu, as a result I just get stuck at the list of boot devices. What should I do?
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Re: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2014-03-18, 23:41 PM

I am having the same problem with the Thinkpad x240

 

First of all, I don't understand why somebody suggested to change boot to Legacy BIOS when Windows 8 comes preinstalled in UEFI mode and Linux, if desired, should be installed in UEFI mode to be able to dual boot.

 

My USB is not the problem as I was able to boot Windows with USB. But Linux won't boot.

If I press F12 and go to boot options and select USB, then the screen goes black for a second and comes back to the same boot menu.

 

Is there anything in Lenovo computers preventing Linux from being booted?

 

Can anybody tell me if he/she has been able to boot Linux with USB in EFI mode?

 

PS: Linux Ubuntu 12.10 and higher should support Secure Boot so there should not be any need to disable that in BIOS

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Re: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2014-03-19, 4:00 AM
I got it working.

I tried with a different USB stick and surprisingly it worked (although the previous USB stick had no issue to boot Windows with it..)

Anyway, Ubuntu 13.10 live usb boots properly in efi mode
Ubuntu 14.04 beta1 does not boot unless Secure Boot is enabled.

There is NO NEED to enable legacy mode and it is not recommended if you already have Windows in EFI mode.
there is no need to disable secure boot for any stable ubuntu version after 12.04
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Re: Lenovo B590 wont boot from usb key

2014-03-27, 20:51 PM
What USB devices did you use? Can you tell how they were partitioned?
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