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Y580 boot fail

2016-11-28, 21:17 PM

Hi,

 

I know there have been numerous threads on this, but each case is slightly different, not to mention that I've tried most of solutions described there and they didn't work.

 

I reinstalled Windows 8 system on my Y580 (using OneKey Recovery). Worked ok after. Then I proceeded to apply all the system updates from Windows Update and some driver updates. After that I restarted the laptop to apply changes and the system stopped booting.

 

The HDD is detected. The boot menu at the beginning only had EFI Network 0 for IPv4 and EFI Network 0 for IPv6 and both failed boot. Later the Windows Boot manager appeared at the top but it also fails each time. After the failed boot it then proceeds to show the OneKey Recovery screen again. When I use it, it works, but after reinstallation it's the same - failed boot and OneKey recovery.

 

When I use a bootable USB installation of Win 8.1 (there's none for Win 8 apparently) and try to repair/reinstall etc. that way, I get a message that the disk where Windows is installed is blocked.

 

Any suggestions?

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Re: Y580 boot fail

2016-11-30, 16:28 PM

Hi Impishgrin,
I experienced this issue myself and the only way i got the machine to boot correctly is by following the below:

booted from the win 8 DVD

Went into a command prompt and ran a few bootrec commands:

Bootrec /fixMBR

bootrec /fixBoot

bootrec /rebuildBCD

I then went back into the win 8 auto repair and it seemed to work.

I don't know what steps you have already tried but hope this helps.
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Hi,

 

I know there have been numerous threads on this, but each case is slightly different, not to mention that I've tried most of solutions described there and they didn't work.

 

I reinstalled Windows 8 system on my Y580 (using OneKey Recovery). Worked ok after. Then I proceeded to apply all the system updates from Windows Update and some driver updates. After that I restarted the laptop to apply changes and the system stopped booting.

 

The HDD is detected. The boot menu at the beginning only had EFI Network 0 for IPv4 and EFI Network 0 for IPv6 and both failed boot. Later the Windows Boot manager appeared at the top but it also fails each time. After the failed boot it then proceeds to show the OneKey Recovery screen again. When I use it, it works, but after reinstallation it's the same - failed boot and OneKey recovery.

 

When I use a bootable USB installation of Win 8.1 (there's none for Win 8 apparently) and try to repair/reinstall etc. that way, I get a message that the disk where Windows is installed is blocked.

 

Any suggestions?


 

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Re: Y580 boot fail

2016-12-01, 20:40 PM
Hi Neo_cortex, thanks for your advice. Unfortunately, I have already tried fixing bootrec and it didn't work. The first two go ok and repairBCD results in a Windows installation being found, but it can't be added to boot list due to an "I/O device error". That of course makes it impossible to repair Windows during restart.

My disk can't be accessed during boot for some reason, despite the fact that it is identified in BIOS, can be scanned (e.g. when using repairBCD) etc. However, when I try to do something with the Windows installation on it, I get messages such as "The device cannot be accessed" or "This device is blocked" (rough translations, I'm getting them in my native language)
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Re: Y580 boot fail

2016-12-02, 1:02 AM

Are you using Lenovo's smart disk utility, which makes a virtual disk by combining space from your MSATA and HDD?

 

Is Bitlocker enabled?

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