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05-31-2008

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Re: W540 will not load from SSD, need help

2014-06-12, 18:14 PM

I didn't format the SSD to GPT mode, and Its my first time to hear because I have no problem to install system to my old E6400 laptop and my new desktop, but I will try it tonight to see if I can get into windows. From the post you show me, the guy has no problem to load windows if he sets BIOS to legacy mode.

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Re: W540 will not load from SSD, need help

2014-06-12, 18:22 PM

Exactly, UEFI mode requires some prerequisites for it to function. My guess is that there are some that you missed during the process, and as I said, I'm not sure if the recovery media formats the drive to GPT automatically. It would be nice to get some input on that from someone who has better knowledge on that.

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Re: W540 will not load from SSD, need help

2014-06-13, 1:39 AM

my situation is different from that person because I can load my USB recovery to my SSD, but i don't know why my laptop can not load windows 8 system from the SSD. 

Any hint?

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