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Y460P is unable to restart if my external HDD or USB is plugged in

2011-04-15, 21:28 PM

If i attmept to restart my laptop when i have my external HDD or a USB thumb drive plugged in, it will say "Error loading operating system". But i can restart sucessfully after i temporarily unplug them. Why?

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Re: Y460P is unable to restart if my external HDD or USB is plugged in

2011-04-15, 21:45 PM

I don't know your machine, but is there a boot order option in BIOS?  Perhaps your USB device (removable device, maybe) is ahead of your hard drive in the boot order.

 

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Re: Y460P is unable to restart if my external HDD or USB is plugged in

2011-04-16, 10:15 AM
please, post back the results.


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Re: Y460P is unable to restart if my external HDD or USB is plugged in

2011-04-17, 7:03 AM
How do i go into BIOS?
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Re: Y460P is unable to restart if my external HDD or USB is plugged in

2011-04-17, 15:37 PM
press f2 or press f12 to set bios order when you see lenovo logo at start-up


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Re: Y460P is unable to restart if my external HDD or USB is plugged in

2011-04-25, 11:25 AM
When i went into the f12 screen i only saw 3 options, labeled 5, 6 and 7. The first one was listed as "IDE WDC ...." with what looks like a serial number. Not sure why it looks so weird. When i pressed enter to change the boot order, the laptop just went into windows startup instead.
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Re: Y460P is unable to restart if my external HDD or USB is plugged in

2011-04-25, 11:29 AM

wdc, it's your harddisc ( western digital ) and it seems the boot order is fine. ( you checked it when you plugged in your external devices, right? )

try to press f2 when you see lenvo logo at start-up and select default settings for bios > save and exit.



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Re: Y460P is unable to restart if my external HDD or USB is plugged in

2011-04-25, 15:00 PM

All I can really say is maybe add your USB harddrive to the section that is disabled.

 

I have a y460p that I installed an SSD into and use the original intenral as an external usb drive, and it stays connected during bootup without a hickup.

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Re: Y460P is unable to restart if my external HDD or USB is plugged in

2011-04-26, 2:42 AM
Actually i didnt plug in the external when i did the restart. I also reset bios to defaults.
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Re: Y460P is unable to restart if my external HDD or USB is plugged in

2011-04-26, 8:23 AM
are the external devices bootable?


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