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Re: Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

2013-08-30, 16:13 PM

The Intel driver won't work because the Y500 doesn't use the Intel GPU.

 

I'm curious to find out if this works for you, so keep us posted.

 

Btw, my Y500-WIN7 boots in ~10seconds.

Windows 8 caused my Y500 to be unreliable, with WIN7 Pro it no longer requires monthly restorations. It's not the Y500 it's the WIN8, or the bloatware...
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Re: Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

2013-08-30, 16:56 PM

wrote:

The Intel driver won't work because the Y500 doesn't use the Intel GPU.

 

I'm curious to find out if this works for you, so keep us posted.

 

Btw, my Y500-WIN7 boots in ~10seconds.


I think the Intel driver is needed for the integrated graphics in the Intel CPU (NOT GPU) and another driver is needed for the discrete graphics not made by Intel.

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Re: Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

2013-08-30, 17:31 PM

You have not and will never need a dedicated driver for the CPU of pretty much any OS.  What you do need is a motherboard driver for I/O connectivity and motherboard communication.  And as we've said before, there is no functional Intel graphics adapter in the Y500, so an Intel GPU driver is a moot point.

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Re: Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

2013-08-30, 18:52 PM

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You have not and will never need a dedicated driver for the CPU of pretty much any OS.  What you do need is a motherboard driver for I/O connectivity and motherboard communication.  And as we've said before, there is no functional Intel graphics adapter in the Y500, so an Intel GPU driver is a moot point.


What I'm referring to with regards to the Intel driver is the Intel video driver needed for the integrated video graphics in the Intel CPU. I'm not referring to an Intel video Grpahics adapter which is not integrated in the CPU if ever that exist. Yes, I do agree you do not need any driver for the CPU for any OS. However, I reiterate I'm not referring to the driver for the CPU but the Video driver integrated into the CPU. Please see video driver list for the Y500 below.

Y500 Graphics driver.JPG

 

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Re: Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

2013-08-30, 19:09 PM

You are getting sidetracked... :smileyhappy: Is that video driver to allow the display to work at a minimum, and allow you to set up the computer?

 

Was Nvidia able to figure out what video drivers you need? 

 

When I first booted my Y500 in WIN7, the Windows Experience score was 1.0 for graphics and video, then I installed the Nvidea drivers, and WEI jumped to 7.3, and then I went to the Nvidea website and ran an update for my GT750 and the WEI is now 7.4.

Windows 8 caused my Y500 to be unreliable, with WIN7 Pro it no longer requires monthly restorations. It's not the Y500 it's the WIN8, or the bloatware...
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Re: Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

2013-09-11, 1:37 AM

After wracking my brain, and about to break this thing, I solved it. Well, I got my machine to boot, and it seems more stable now.

 

I removed the mSata card. It wasn't showing up in the Bios, but it was preventing the HDD from loading at all, even in recovery.

 

Give it a try if all other things failed, as it did with me.

 

Now I paid for it, so I want it back. But is it unstable? Or defective? I really don't know how to "fix" it, because if I reinstall it, Windows 8 won't boot. I might dig up an adapter and plug it in, and reformat it or something.

 

Would it be easier to request a new one from Support? I'm still under warrentee, so I might go that route.

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Re: Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

2013-09-11, 13:36 PM
I totally agree w/ everything you mentioned reverenddak. This issue (for me at least) stems from the mSATA/SSD, and likely can be fixed with a firmware update, if there is one out there for it. I 'fixed' my issue by setting SATA within the bios to recognize devices as 'compatible' instead of AHCI, but I think your way is better since it removes the physical hardware from the equation. Good reply!
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Re: Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

2013-09-30, 11:42 AM

Similar problem here. I installed a windows 8 update around Sept 15 2013 on my Y500 and the machine went to the disk error utility when it tried to restart. The utitlity couldn't fix the problem and now I can't even get into bios. The black screen that says "lenovo" comes up and that is it. No combination of key commands can get me into bios. I tried the "novo" button but nothing. In desperation I took the motherboard out trying to find the CMOS battery and after shorting it for a minute or so and putting everything back together I get the same result. I tried starting it with the hdd, wi-fi card, and video card disconnected and got the same result. The one thing I didn't do was take out the mSATA. Hopefully, that will take care of it. I will do that tonight and let you know the results. If that doesn't work I just dropped $1000+ for a couple months of funcionality. Not happy...

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Re: Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

2013-09-30, 16:33 PM

At this point I'd highly recommend just pulling the mSATA card altogether.  Assuming this is the problem (it certainly was for me) you might be able to RMA the mSATA SSD to SanDisk or Lenovo support (don't know how kind they are about people figuring out their own issues though :).  Best of luck!

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Re: Win 8 in lenovo y500 won't boot

2013-10-01, 10:56 AM

Following up on my last post, it worked. I pulled out the mSata and it fired right up. After having what windows 8 said was a failed windows 8 update that it could not restore and after I took it apart and turned it on and off a thousand times over two weeks trying to just get into bios or at least have any kind of response it just booted up like nothing happened. No message about being shut down improperly or failed updates. All files appear good, the update is in place, and I ran a disk check and everything is fine...

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