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Ianbword
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Registered: ‎02-06-2017
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Wont boot to OS and the HD might be done..is it too late to make a Lenova recovery disk?

So I was given this Ideapad and found that it will not boot to the OS. The bios still loads fine. I was suspecting that the HD might be toast.

 

When I hit the recovery button on the side I get the 4 options

  • Normal startup
  • BIOS Setup
  • Boot Menu
  • System Recovery

 

When I hit the System Recovery menu I end up with a black screen labeled Boot Manager:

image1.JPG

 

If you hit enter from this screen you end up with this:

unnamed.jpg

 

 

 

I made a recovery USB stick for windows 8 which will not get reconized unless I change the BIOS to LEGACY mode.

 

When running the repair utility for Windows 8 for Automatic repair I end up with this it never works and says it could not repair my pc.

 

As a latch ditch effort I thought maybe I can wipe out only the main OS partition and reinstall Windows 8 on it however I end up with this message...looks like the HD is now gone lol

image1 (2).JPG

 

 

I wasnt sure if there was any magic tricks to creating a lenova recovery disk after the fact? I know I can get a new HD and dump on a Windows OS but would be nice to retain the recovery partition.

 

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Registered: ‎11-28-2016
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Re: Wont boot to OS and the HD might be done..is it too late to make a Lenova recovery disk?


@Ianbword wrote:

So I was given this Ideapad and found that it will not boot to the OS. The bios still loads fine. I was suspecting that the HD might be toast.

 

When I hit the recovery button on the side I get the 4 options

  • Normal startup
  • BIOS Setup
  • Boot Menu
  • System Recovery

 

When I hit the System Recovery menu I end up with a black screen labeled Boot Manager:

image1.JPG

 

If you hit enter from this screen you end up with this:

unnamed.jpg

 

 

 

I made a recovery USB stick for windows 8 which will not get reconized unless I change the BIOS to LEGACY mode.

 

When running the repair utility for Windows 8 for Automatic repair I end up with this it never works and says it could not repair my pc.

 

As a latch ditch effort I thought maybe I can wipe out only the main OS partition and reinstall Windows 8 on it however I end up with this message...looks like the HD is now gone lol

image1 (2).JPG

 

 

I wasnt sure if there was any magic tricks to creating a lenova recovery disk after the fact? I know I can get a new HD and dump on a Windows OS but would be nice to retain the recovery partition.

 


Hi Ianbword,

 

Welcome to the Forum.

 

At this point I don't see a way to make  recovery disk.

 

How did you manage to make the recovery USB? Are you sure that it works?

 

To check if you usb recovery works fine I would try to boot it up in a different PC.

Be aware that if  your unit is under warranty Lenovo can send you a copy of the recovery files of your unit for free, and if it's not, you would have to pay around $30-35 for them. 

 

 

 Regarding the HD, If you  have the chance,  I would check if the Hard Drive  connections are right, and if a different PC is able to recognize it.

 

Please keep us updated, and let us know if you need more advice. 

Regards

 

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