05-01-2008 05:31 AM
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05-04-2008 02:43 AM
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05-04-2008 10:06 PM - edited 05-04-2008 10:13 PM
06-10-2008 09:38 AM
08-02-2008 04:33 AM
Lenovo 3000 N100 - 0768 A78
White screen only; can hit [Esc] key to get to Pheonix screen that displays boot progress.
Usually gets to 'Mouse Initialized' but can't get [F1] to work; [F1] and [F12] will eventually get to boot device selection where Vista reboot starts again and either freezes on black screen with pulsing cursor in upper left or back to white screen (LENOVO) lock-up.
Bios: 63ET62WW (v1.08) Version displays '???'
08-02-2008 06:17 AM
08-05-2008 09:25 AM - edited 08-05-2008 09:34 AM
3000 N100 0768 FGG , Vista home basic.
I have had exactly the same issue and now managed to resolve it after 3 weeks.
As a stop gap I managed to get the system to boot by pressing Esc as soon as the White Lenovo screen displayed - there is only a small window of opportunity time to do this otherwise it wont work. Then the black diagnostic screen displays. As soon as you see this press F1 and this will take you into the BIOS set up. If you dont press F1 early enough this will not work and the screen hangs after "mouse initialized" is displayed.
In the BIOS setup use the arrow keys to tab along the headers to "Exit". In the exit screen arrow down to "Exit discarding changes" and press enter. The screen should now go black and the flashing cursor will display - ensure that you do not have any media in the drive or USB's connected. The cursor should now disappear and the system will boot up as normal. This will not solve the problem but will enable you to use your laptop.
In order to resolve you will need advice shown on the following link, also shown elsewhere on this forum.
In order to complete this you will need a USB floppy drive, I bought one off Ebay for £5.00!
The first post in the thread has an attachment which you will need to download. If like me you are not entirely computer literate, then the instructions in the first post are not entirely clear but if you read to the bottom of the thread, there is a post which is in clear English from a contributor named Russell Bauridel which you should follow. In the instructions it says press the Wiindows button and B whilst this should be fn and B.
On the first attempt I wasn't successful so i decided to downgrade the BIOS back to the original on my system Version 3.10 63af06us found on the following Lenovo page.
In Vista in order to flash the BIOS you will need to run the program as administrator by right clicking the mouse otherwise it will not allow you to do it.
Once I had flashed the old BIOS and replaced the .wph file (found in c: DRIVERS/win/flash63af06us/Realtek) as per Russell Bauridiel, I tried again. Once the process had completed and the laptop shutdown, it didn't automatically restart but once I turned it back on - fantastic - it booted as if there hadn't been a problem!
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