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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎10-02-2008
Location: USA
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message I get is 'Reboot and Select proper Boot device or ...

My computer has been acting very slow.  I was going to reboot but it froze.  I held down the on/off button.  When it came back up the screen is telling me to use the boot device.  I have stried to start with F2 and F11 and F8.  i don't know what else to do.  I also looked at the hard drive, took it out and reinserted.  Any ideas?  Thank you.

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Re: message I get is 'Reboot and Select proper Boot device or ...

hi leahtove,


Welcome to the Lenovo Community.


It looks like there's a possible bad sectors on the hard drive and the only way to find out is to run a hardware scan on the HDD. I personally use UltimateBootCD ( for the diagnostics. Video usage here.and here. Click here for details or:follow the stes below:


1. Download the the UBCD ISO (

2. Burn the ISO using imgburn

3. Insert the CD that you just created into the defective computer and reboot

4. Upon reboot, continuously press F12 and boot from the ODD/CD-DVD


To burn the diagnostic softwre on a flashdrive, follow this guide



If you find any errors, you will need to change the HDD. If don't have a recovery or restore disc, you can obtain one by contacting the Lenovo Technical Suport. Support phone list here.



Hope this helps

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