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dwoodhou
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Ideapad Flex 10 - hard disk has failed and looking for advice

Hi - my sons flex 10 has developed a fault. Switch on and it brings up the message stating that there's no bootable device. The disk also a makes a few clunking noises on power-on so suspect it's failed. No reovery disk or backup unfortunately. I do have a spare disk I can install but it has no software installed. Can anyone please advise how I might go about getting the system working ? Many thanks

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Re: Ideapad Flex 10 - hard disk has failed and looking for advice

Hi there, Dwood -


Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.

 

Well, I expected errors in Windows files however, since your HDD is also showing errors it means that there are certainly some bad elements (sectors) there

 

In short, your HDD is failing that’s why you got the No Boot device error.

 

Only solution is to buy and install a new HDD.

 

1) You will need a copy of windows to install on the new HDD as well. You can download the exact same copy of windows as currently installed on your system and create a bootable USB/DVD.

 

I do not have much idea about it and several users have given different opinions on that (where to download the Windows copy)

 

However, once you have found and downloaded, you can use Windows bootable USB/DVD tool to create the disc.

 

This disc will help you setup the Windows on a new HDD.

 

OR

 

2) You can buy a windows license and install the new windows from Microsoft.

 

Update us how it goes.

 

 

 

 

 

Regards,

 

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dwoodhou
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Re: Ideapad Flex 10 - hard disk has failed and looking for advice

Thanks v much for the response. Yes agree a new hard disk is required. I now have one and have installed, and run windows install. However I now have a problems getting the windows product key from bios. I started a new thread looking for advise on this here:

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/How-to-get-windows-product-key-from-a-m...

 

Would you have a view on this please ?

 

Regards

 

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