11-11-2018 06:37 PM
I really need help!
My situation is: today I updated my ideapad 330s-15IKB's bios, because I opened lenovo vantage software and it showed me a recomended update. My pc was conected to the AC Power and It had more than 50% of charge while the process. After update finished, it turned on normally, but after a failed boot, the laptop restart and show a message like this: "preparing automatic repair". After the message is showed, options to recover windows system is showed. After that I restarted the laptop severals times and there was a time that the laptop boot to windows normally, and I thoght that the problem was solved, for that reason, I turned off the laptop, but when I wanted to use it again, the problem was there. Now the laptop always do the same, try to boot, it fail and then go to windows recovery options. I already set bios's values to default, and nothing, I tried to recover the system by lenovo buttom too, and nothing...
My laptop comes with windows 10 by default.
I hope You can help me solve this.
01-01-2019 05:24 AM - edited 01-01-2019 05:28 AM
I was wondering if you ever found a fix to your problem since I am having the same issues after bios update - 10 V.7SCN27WW. I found out that by entering the Boot options on startup you can start it normally, but it is a pain to have to do that every time. After some research i also found out that draining the battery (emptying it) and letting the computer rest for 20 minutes or so seemed to fix the issue for others.
For anyone else wondering i tried every single recovery option i know of only to get an unspecified error when recovering; both through the Windows UI and the CMD prompt. Same as you the problem came up 2 days after first getting the laptop.
Edit: I have an Ideapad 330s-15IKB running an intel core i5- 8250u 8gb ram and win10 64 bit OS
Anyhow, hope someone can help out!
Thanks all and happy new year!
01-02-2019 02:16 PM
Here's what worked for me. Like you, I had just purchased 2 Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15IKB laptops, and on the first one, the very first thing that it did after getting to the desktop was ask if I wanted to do the 7SCN18WW BIOS update. I did it, and after the reboot it would go to advanced recovery, or flash the Windows 10 frowny face bluescreen with an INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error. I couldn't find the answer anywhere online, so I started trying a few things. First, I reset the BIOS back to factory defaults, but that didn't work. Here's what I had to do to bring it back:
Step 1: Make sure it is plugged in, then get into BIOS. You can do that by shutting it completely off, then tap F2 a few times after you hit the power button
Step 2: At the BIOS info screen, move the right arrow to get to the Configuration tab, and use the down arrow to get to Storage, and hit Enter
Step 3: One more down arrow, and click enter on Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology
Step 4: This should show the Optane volume- click enter
Step 5: You should see your Optane volume's member disks- the SATA drive and the Optane drive grouped- you need to disable the Optane volume, so click the Disable
Step 6: I did this with preserving data checked. It was a new laptop, so I didn't care about what was on it, but everything was saved. Tap the down arrow, and change Are you sure you want to disable? from No to Yes using F6 or F5, then one more down arrow, and click enter to disable the volume. It should finish in a few minutes. Then reboot
Step 7: Give it a little time- it should be super slow without the optane engaged, but it should boot from your main hard drive. From here, once you get back to your Win 10 desktop, open up your browser and do a search for SetupOptaneMemory.exe from Intel. Links will probably change, but the direct link right now is Intel Optane Setup
Select the SetupOptaneMemory.exe link for 64-bit Windows 10 (70mb).
Step 8: Run the setup- it should make you reboot, then it'll set itself up again- tell it the 16gb Optane will accelerate the 1TB SATA drive, another reboot, and you should be right back to where you were before the BIOS update.
The other laptop I had did just fine- the BIOS updated without a hitch.
01-02-2019 04:17 PM
01-03-2019 06:43 AM
Hey Frustrated- I do have controller mode, and the option to change it from RST to AHCI, but it is on RST- the option I'm talking about should be right underneath it. I have a pic here- you want to click on the Intel Rapid Storage Technology under the Controller Mode.
If you don't have Intel Rapid Storage Technology there, and it is just blank, then that's a whole different problem.