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Active Partition not Found! Press Any Key

2020-08-25, 17:07 PM

Hello,

I'm trying to start my P50 but keep getting the message " Active Partition not found! Press any key...." and it is going in a loop. I tried to change BIOS boot order but o luck. I also tried F12 during reboot and got a boot menu with two options and tried both of them but it did not work. 

 I want to install fresh windows 10 without worrying about existing data. I'll appreciate if anyone guides me towards the next steps.

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Active Partition not Found! Press Any Key

2020-08-25, 18:53 PM
What do you have for drives in the machine? M.2? 2.5"? where is the OS installed? Can you run the built-in diagnostics? (F10 at startup)

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Re:Active Partition not Found! Press Any Key

2020-08-25, 21:01 PM

@ richk wrote:
 

What do you have for drives in the machine? M.2? 2.5"? where is the OS installed? Can you run the built-in diagnostics? (F10 at startup)@ richk wrote:

 

 

Hi Richk, 

I don't much about this laptop because I got it  from my friend and he doesn't  know where was OS installed. I tired to enter in boot menu and  got this info. I'm also attaching BIOS screen print here. I ran built in diagnostic and everything showing passed.
 

 

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Re:Active Partition not Found! Press Any Key

2020-08-26, 0:26 AM

" Active Partition not found! Press any key...."  sounds like it's trying to boot in legacy mode and can't find the active (bootable) partition. Did you by chance change your BIOS boot mode from UEFI to legacy?

 

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2020-08-26, 0:41 AM
Yes, I tried. By default is both and I tried the first UEFI and then Legacy and got the same result.
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