01-30-2016 03:22 AM
01-30-2016 06:46 PM
Try to press and hold the Lenovo OneKey recoverey button on your laptop
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01-30-2016 07:59 PM
Had some worrying crashes recently. Backed up everything and reinstalled windows with a clean wipe with irrecoverable data, assuming it was a software issue.
After reinstalling windows 8, windows update failed to go through the update process properly with various missing files being pointed out. Worrying. Carried out another clean windows install with similar results.
After attempting to simply restart the laptop to confirm updates to windows updater, the laptop now no longer makes it past the lenovo boot screen. Occassionnally it will try an automatic recovery which will tell me it failed. I have tried all possible options here but they nearly always hang on various screens. Sometimes they make it back to the auto recovery failed screen but most never make it past the lenovo splash.
I've tried various fixes that i've found on the forums. Many include using the Novo key to get to bios. Unfortunately this key has never done anything in the 3 years that i've owned the laptop. I had pressed it a few times as I was curious about what it did but thought nothing of it when absolutely nothing happened.
Looking with steps to take now.
IdeaPad y580 most often doesn't make it past lenovo splash screen
When it does it shows automatic recovery failed. No options work
Novo button has never worked whatsoever
Tried flee power startup
I don't have a Bootable usb of the operating system I was running.
I'm currently trying to boot to a USB of windows 10 that i've got. Changed the bios to use legacy settings and boot from usb as a priority, came up with a Windows symbol instead of lenovo, now stuck at a purple screen for the past 30 mins
Since you have done a clean install the next step is not to update the os yet. The next step is to install the drivers starting with the chipset. Thereafter you may do the activation and update by connecting to the internet. If rebooting results to the stated problem try running if you can the manufactirer's hdd diagnostic program to check the health status of the drive.