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Z580 - Can't boot Windows 7

2017-03-16, 20:19 PM

On a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Model 2151 Manufactured 5/6/2012


The computer will not boot. It defaults to the automatic Windows Repair menu.


When I first ran Windows Repair, it said that I have a corrupted mfewfpk.sys file, which is associated with McAfee Antivirus software.


Windows startup repair: “cannot repair this computer automatically”.


I restored the system to the previous restore point and the one before that with no change.


In the command prompt, if sfc/scannow is chosen it says “There is a system repair pending that requires reboot to complete. If I reboot the computer, I get the same message. I have done this multiple times. It's stuck in a loop.


When I tried to download a Windows 7 ISO file, Microsoft says to contact Lenovo.  Even if I am able to make a bootable Windows 7 USB drive, would I be able to fix the corrupted mfewfpk.sys file?


Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.




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Re: Can't boot Windows 7

2017-03-16, 20:43 PM

Hi oviajante , 


Welcome to the Community Forums. 


How was the other advance recovery option like safe mode?


With another Windows image /ISO , you can proceed with repair

Further details here on this article that you can review.


Update us how it goes. 



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