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Lenovo E520 Takes 30 minutes to boot then windows doesn't respond.

2014-09-23, 7:32 AM



I have owned a Lenovo E520 for years with no problems until 2 days ago when it was shut down last it didn't boot, I  attempted to boot again and it took about 30 minutes followed by windows not responding to anything I do (apart from being able to move the mouse)

I've ran anti-malware bytes and multiple virus scans from safemode without any detections, I have checked that all BIOS and boot settings are correct and that there are no memory issues... I feel it is a harddrive issue but I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on the topic.


Thank you so much,



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Re: Lenovo E520 Takes 30 minutes to boot then windows doesn't respond.

2014-09-23, 9:51 AM

Hi Gavin,


Welcome to Lenovo Community!


As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with slow Booting to Windows on your ThinkPad E520.


  • Have you checked if the system is booting normally in ‘Safe mode’ option?
  • Update the Antivirus and scan the system in ‘Safe Mode’ and check.
  • Run Lenovo Storage test to verify if there is any issue with Hard Disk Drive.

Hope this helps!


Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar

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