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New Lenovo Y510p running slow(boot: approx 4'30'')

2014-08-22, 12:50 PM

Hello guys!

 

I have just bought a new Lenovo y510p on cdiscount, with the two GPUs installed in SLI, so neither SSD nor optical reader, and despite its configuration, i find the computer's botting time very long (approximately 4min 30s).

 

And that's not even the whole point: when it has finished booting, the machine remains slow and unperformant. For instance, Firefox crashing three times after a long period of waiting when I'm trying to download VLC, at least thirty seconds to open a program, or to switch from the Metro interface to the Desk one, or the contrary.

Applications when i'm on the metro interface also take a long time to open.

 

I remember that I'm witnessing that behaviour since the first time I have switched the computer on. I find it very weird, and I can't solve the problem by myself, because I'm used to use Ubuntu instead of Windows and I don't know it's interface.

 

Any pityful soul?

 

Thank you, hoping a quick answer!

 

 

PS: by the way, does any of you know if it's possible to uninstall WIndows 8 from this computer? Because I've heard that Lenovo settles some securities to prevent users from doing that...

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Re: New Lenovo Y510p running slow(boot: approx 4'30'')

2014-08-22, 13:17 PM

Since it is a new laptop, just freshen up your PC by pressing the NOVO button on the left side and reset it to factory settings.

 

Whatever, the third party seller did to slow down your laptop should be gone. You will lose any personal data, if you have copied anything on the HDD yet.

 

If that doesnt solve the problem, then could be that your HDD is faulty. Since you dont have an SSD your boot times will be slow, typically more than a minute.

 

You can search for threads on this forum to install Ubuntu on your laptop. I m sure its possible.

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Re: New Lenovo Y510p running slow(boot: approx 4'30'')

2014-08-22, 13:32 PM
I'd also advise getting a SSD. "MyDigitalSSD SC2" is famous among Y510p users, i'll be buying one soon.
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Re: New Lenovo Y510p running slow(boot: approx 4'30'')

2014-08-22, 14:07 PM

You're right rocky, but you're missing one thing. Windows 8.1 loads in less than 30 seconds even if it is installed in a HDD. Of course with hybrid shutdown activated.

I installed Windows 8.1 in a 2010 laptop that had Windows 7, and you can use it (open Chrome, navigate...) in less than 30 second since you pressed the ON button.

And of course, in 30 seconds it is definitely NOT 100% loaded, but it's responsiveness and completely usable.

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Lenovo Y510p, Intel Quad-Core i7-4700MQ up to 3.4GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4600, nVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD, 1TB 5400rpm HDD + 24GB SSD M.2 (cache), Intel Wireless-N 7260, 72Wh
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Re: New Lenovo Y510p running slow(boot: approx 4'30'')

2014-08-22, 14:17 PM

Okay so, rocky, I did what you told me to, and the backup failed, with an error code I can't remember.

 

Now, when I boot, I've got thie menu:

 

Link to picture

 

What should I do, according to you?Personnaly, I think I will create a bootable USB device, boot on it, format the whole HDD and reinstall everything, but I'd rather have your opinions first.I would definitely buy a SSD for my computer, if only I knew where to put it... =)

 

EDIT: indeed, i would be surprised whether Microsoft had managed to sell any version of Windows 8 with a boot time over 4min...

 

Moderator note; picture(s) converted to link(s) About Posting Pictures In The Forums

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Re: New Lenovo Y510p running slow(boot: approx 4'30'')

2014-08-22, 14:28 PM

What I would recommend is contacting the seller and informing him that you are having these issues with your laptop.

 

You are right. You will need to create a bootable USB (UEFI mode), but for that you may need to buy a Windows Retail Key or try to download Windows ISO from some source that does not require a key before downloading. Make sure this ISO is the same one as currently on your system (like Win 8 - 64 bit or Win 8.1 - 64 bit or 32 bit whatever is installed, In most cases it is 64 bit windows)

 

1) After downloading the ISO, you can use the Windows USB/DVD tool to create a UEFI bootable USB.

2) Connect the USB to the laptop.

3) Start your laptop and Press F2 continously to enter BIOS.

4) Make SecureBoot - Disabled , Boot from USB - Enabled

5) Change Boot priority and select USB at the top. (you need to use F5 or F6 to move the priority up and down)

6) Then, Exit saving Changes and restart the system.

      It should boot from the USB now.

7) Install Windows and continue without entering a key, if it asks.

8) After installing windows, disconnect the USB, restart and go into BIOS again.

9) Now make SecureBoot - Enabled and restart.

10) Check in Control Panel >> System, if your windows is activated.

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Re: New Lenovo Y510p running slow(boot: approx 4'30'')

2014-08-22, 14:29 PM

Also, I really think that you have issues with your HDD, otherwise the recovery would not have failed.

 

I am sure the seller is at fault here and he should honor the warranty.

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Re: New Lenovo Y510p running slow(boot: approx 4'30'')

2014-08-22, 14:30 PM
Because the y510p doesn't come with a CD tray, yes the USB idea will be your best bet. Just make sure you have a ethernet cable to install drivers etc. But from the picture, can't see which error code you have :P.
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Re: New Lenovo Y510p running slow(boot: approx 4'30'')

2014-08-22, 18:16 PM

I do not have a Windows 8.1 ISO, and I can't find a site on which I can download without a key, and I don't want to buy one.

 

I'll contact the retailer on Monday, it's close during weekends, and send the computer back.

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Re: New Lenovo Y510p running slow(boot: approx 4'30'')

2014-08-22, 18:26 PM

I don't think im aloud to give you a direct link to downloading the OS. But for buying a new OEM key, you will not need too. The OEM key is stored in the BIOS, just got to make sure you download the correct OS otherwise it will not recognise the key, it could be windows 8 or 8.1.

 

This is a easy fix, but if you want to send it back then that's up too you.

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