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Idea Centre K only starts up 50% of the time; I am confused.

2009-03-10, 16:45 PM

Hello:

I have a new Lenovo Idea Centre K desktop with 64bits and Windows Vista. Unfortunately, the computer only makes it past the "Lenovo" booting screen about half the time. The computer freezes on this screen, I must hold down the power button, then start again, where it will always start the next time. This freezing occurs before the beep part with the blinking cursor. If it makes it past the Lenovo screen, there is always only one beep. Usually, the times it doesn't start are after 12 or more hours when the computer is turned off. After I shut it down and try again, it will start every time and work fine thereafter. I checked that it is properly set to 115V for my regional power needs. This issue is annoying because I must watch the computer power up rather than push the button and let it power while I do other activities. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks:

Dan 

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Re: Idea Centre K only starts up 50% of the time; I am confused.

2009-04-19, 16:44 PM
Am having the same problem
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03-07-2009

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Re: Idea Centre K only starts up 50% of the time; I am confused.

2009-06-04, 7:00 AM
Your not alone I've been having this same problem since I've had this comp. only 5months. It's getting really old!
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Re: Idea Centre K only starts up 50% of the time; I am confused.

2009-06-04, 13:31 PM

All,

 

We can look into the issue generically and see if there are any thoughts on things to try.   To make more progress, it would be helpful to know which model K series desktop you have, and a bit about your configuration, and whether this pattern is consistent.

 

Does it always fail to boot all the way through on first power up, and then always successfully go through on the retry?   What, if anything has been added or externally connected to the system via USB or other ports?

 

Mark

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Re: Idea Centre K only starts up 50% of the time; I am confused.

2009-06-06, 14:32 PM

Mark,

Answer to your question "IdeaCenter K230 57094418"

Have added extra hard drive (from older computer which was XP)

USB has external back up hard drive, transcription foot pedal, camera,

 

Let me know if you need any more specific info.

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