07-15-2017 08:31 PM - edited 07-15-2017 08:33 PM
I got some issues here with my Lenovo IdeaPad Y580.
I was about to give it a new clean installation of Windows 8.1.
Finished, it didn't recognize the HDD I installed it on. So I tried to change the boot priority in the BIOS but it seems like I messed up pretty bad.
When I start the laptop now it says:
"check cable connection! PXE - MOF: exiting intel PXE ROM"
It seems like it tries to boot from a server now, as I read in other forums.
Excuse my dangerous half knowledge, I am no expert at all.
So the bad thing is that my laptop is stuck in that loop, it would restart and the same message appears.
I can't enter the BIOS, I tried F1, F2, FN+F2, F12.
I read about it in other forums and posts, I took out the HDD and the SSD, pressed B while starting the laptop.
I took out the battery pack, held the power button for a minute.
I even dissembled the whole laptop to remove the battery of the motherboard, just to figure out it's not possible to remove the battery on that particular motherboard.
So yeah, I tried everything I could find online and I don't know what else to do.
Maybe try and external keyboard? But the keyboard seems to work, as when I hit fn+f2 the screen goes black, which is the appropriate shortcut.
Can anyone of you help me out? I don't know what else to do. I appreciate any help and comments.
07-17-2017 09:02 AM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
On messages " check cable connection! PXE - MOF: exiting intel PXE ROM", indicates that it cannot see any bootable programs within the system from either not detected physical storage drive, bad contact on the port connection or bad image not understandable drive format to the BIOS (UEFI/ EFI).
As you have tried changing the Boot priority under the BIOS Boot Tab, changing UEFI to Legacy may help if you have cleaned installed the laptop to a non UEFI format.
Turning off the machine and using the OneKey Rescue system button (item8 page71) to power on the laptop would get you BIOS set up option.
You can also try removing the harddrive or reseating and see if you would be able to access the BIOS.
Update us how it goes.