11-26-2011 08:34 PM
I have an Ideapad S10-3 notebook with WIndows 7. It was all well untill i installed some Windows-7 Updatss. After the updates were done, the system got restarted and after that it never booted. I just get the first Lenovo Screen with the F2 and F12 options. Nothing after that. If i press F2, it goes to the BIOS menu but if i press the F12 option,, then again nothing happens. I just see a black blank screen with the cursor blinking on the left top corner. Can someone please help me get back system working again. Would be of great help.
Thanks in advance.
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11-27-2011 03:11 AM
Hi and welcome, try to press F8 for
Windows Advanced Boot Options screen, that start
Windows in advanced troubleshooting modes.
You can access the menu by turning on your computer
and pressing the F8 key before Windows starts.
.. choose safe mode, start Windows
to set default settings ,device drivers, services as possible causes.
If you didnt get F8 (Windows save mode) ,
try to repair with Windows 7 Rescue Disc, (Intention of this only for Repair not for complete install !)
download here get x86 version , boot with that special disc, click for repair , and hope that this works..
12-06-2011 09:17 AM
12-07-2011 10:56 PM
It would be nice to be able to do that, but the computer is getting stuck after the lenovo logo but before the hard drive would begin loading. I can hook it up to my desktop and it will boot (until it crashes because it's x64), and I can boot up my USB drive on the desktop, but no matter what I cannot boot from a HDD or USB on the laptop. f12 menu or not.
12-08-2011 03:23 AM
Thanks for the suggestions but none of them worked. However, i could get my ideapad working finally by doing the following.
As soon as the Lenovo Logo screen is displayed, press F2 to enter the boot menu. In the Boot menu, there is an option for the compatability of the Hard DIsk with options as AHCI [or something similar] vs Compatible. I do not know what was the settings before but in the non-working condition, the setting was AHCI. I then changed it to "Compatible" and restarted after saving the configuration. It then loaded windows.
However, i do not how the setting changed to AHCI. Also in the AHCI mode, my USB drive wouldnt get detected. After i changed to the compatible mode, it detects and i was able to load Ubuntu from the USB disk as well (as book disk).
Try out if this can solve your problem in such scenario.
12-09-2011 11:21 AM
No luck with that for me. Thanks for the tip, though. I was in compatible, tried AHCI, then back to compatible. Nothing still. May have to call tech support for this one.
12-09-2011 08:24 PM
I've been posting in a previous thread and it got solved, though the solution did not fix mine, so I will post a new thread.
I have win 7 pro, no updates. Upon rebooting the other day, the laptop would show the Lenovo screen and then go to a blank screen with just a blinking cursor in the top left of the screen. Changing BIOS settings does nothing, resetting to defaults does nothing, removing battery and holding down power button does nothing, and I can't boot any of my bootable USB drives.
Is there some way to flash the BIOS back to original or an updated version without being able to run any OS? This is the oddest occurence with all of my IT experience that I have ever had with a computer. Any ideas?
12-10-2011 01:00 AM