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Lenovo y50 failed to boot (default boot device missing or boot failed)

2016-04-03, 7:18 AM

Recently had my computer crash and come up with this message. Went through the bios and discovered the hard disk was not being recognized. So I opened it up and unplugged/replugged it in. It is still giving me the same message and wanting me to boot from a network, but now in the bios it is recognizing the hard disk. Any other ideas? 


Thanks a ton in advance for anyones help!!


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Re: Lenovo y50 failed to boot (default boot device missing or boot failed)

2016-04-04, 17:10 PM

Hi Oldsm66 , 


Welcome to the Community Forums. 

You may want to check for the hard drive integrity .

If you have a spare harddrive to boot from or use a rescue USB drive to boot into and run diagnotics .

You can also try to back up your files from the original harddrive once booted from the rescue media if needed. 


Update us how it goes.



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