Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Paper Tape
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-16-2017
Location: US
Views: 278
Message 1 of 2

Z580 - Can't boot Windows 7

On a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 Model 2151 Manufactured 5/6/2012


The computer will not boot. It defaults to the automatic Windows Repair menu.


When I first ran Windows Repair, it said that I have a corrupted mfewfpk.sys file, which is associated with McAfee Antivirus software.


Windows startup repair: “cannot repair this computer automatically”.


I restored the system to the previous restore point and the one before that with no change.


In the command prompt, if sfc/scannow is chosen it says “There is a system repair pending that requires reboot to complete. If I reboot the computer, I get the same message. I have done this multiple times. It's stuck in a loop.


When I tried to download a Windows 7 ISO file, Microsoft says to contact Lenovo.  Even if I am able to make a bootable Windows 7 USB drive, would I be able to fix the corrupted mfewfpk.sys file?


Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.



Sr Support Specialist
Posts: 8,344
Registered: ‎11-30-2015
Location: PH
Views: 246
Message 2 of 2

Re: Can't boot Windows 7

Hi oviajante , 


Welcome to the Community Forums. 


How was the other advance recovery option like safe mode?


With another Windows image /ISO , you can proceed with repair

Further details here on this article that you can review.


Update us how it goes. 



Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.

Check out current deals!

Shop current deals

Top Kudoed Authors