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Lenovo Thinkpad E420 will not start up, any help please?

2013-11-30, 6:34 AM

Hey guys,

I hope someone can help me with this unexplained nightmare =[ So i was working on my laptop and it was running on about ~ 20 mins left of battery when it just turned off out of nowhere. When I tried to turn it on the booting screen read, "To interupt normal startup, press enter." I waited for it to boot but it never started up. I pressed enter and it shows: "press one of tthe following keys to continue 

 esc to resume normal startup

 f1 to enter the BIOS setup utility

f12 to choose a temporary startup device

press ENTER to pause..."

 

what do I do?!?! Please help, I'm not that tech saavy. Thanks! =[

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad E420 will not start up, any help please?

2013-11-30, 14:55 PM

Hi alexandriatran,

 

What happens when you press esc or F1 or F12 or ENTER?

 

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad E420 will not start up, any help please?

2013-11-30, 22:04 PM

Hey Vince,

 

when I press 'enter' a black screen with a "_" appears. 

 

Link to image 1

 

When I press 'F1' it takes me to a startup screen as shown in the pictures below:

 

Link to image 2

 

Link to image 3

 

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Link to image 5

 

and "F12" takes me to the screen below:

 

Link to image 6

 

The first boot up configure device '1. ATA HDD0' normally should show '1. ATA HDD0 OCZ OYNX' (My Primary SSD with Win7 OS Installed' 

 

any clues? thanks in advance!

 

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad E420 will not start up, any help please?

2013-12-01, 0:43 AM

Something wrong with your SSD.

The best way would be to test it with another computer and see if you can access it. From there if you can backup all your data, format it and reinstall windows.

 

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