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Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2012-12-11, 5:48 AM

I'm trying to install a new OS from a bootable DVD that I created. However, my T530 will not boot up from the DVD. I checked the boot order in the BIOS settings, and even explicitly tried to force to boot from my DVDROM usint the F12 boot menu. I've been able to boot from this DVD on my other computer.

 

Any way to diagnose whether my DVDROM is faulty, or is there perhaps some BIOS setting to fix this? I am able to read the disc from Windows, just can't boot from it. The laptop is brand new, just opened it up today, so I don't know why something as simple as this wouldn't just work.

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Re: Request for Suggestions: Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2012-12-11, 22:29 PM

I took a DVD drive from another Thinkpad and swapped that in. I still could not boot from the disc. 

 

Next, I copied the ISO image to a USB stick and tried to boot from that instead. But it hung. I was able to boot from the same USB stick on another laptop.

 

All the signs seems to suggest the laptop is simply defective, which is extremely disappointing considering it is brand new and I waited for about a month to receive it.  Is there anything else I can/should try (some diagnostic utility, perhaps?), or do I just send it in for a replacement?  

 

 

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Re: Request for Suggestions: Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2012-12-12, 1:45 AM

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I took a DVD drive from another Thinkpad and swapped that in. I still could not boot from the disc. 

 

Next, I copied the ISO image to a USB stick and tried to boot from that instead. But it hung. I was able to boot from the same USB stick on another laptop.

 

All the signs seems to suggest the laptop is simply defective, which is extremely disappointing considering it is brand new and I waited for about a month to receive it.  Is there anything else I can/should try (some diagnostic utility, perhaps?), or do I just send it in for a replacement?  

 

 


Is you used the tool at http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool to take the .ISO file and create the USB stick, I'd say you are right and have an issue with the system.

 

Did the system ship with Windows 8 and is safe boot turned on?

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Re: Request for Suggestions: Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2012-12-12, 2:33 AM

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I took a DVD drive from another Thinkpad and swapped that in. I still could not boot from the disc. 

 

Next, I copied the ISO image to a USB stick and tried to boot from that instead. But it hung. I was able to boot from the same USB stick on another laptop.

 

All the signs seems to suggest the laptop is simply defective, which is extremely disappointing considering it is brand new and I waited for about a month to receive it.  Is there anything else I can/should try (some diagnostic utility, perhaps?), or do I just send it in for a replacement?  

 

 


Is you used the tool at http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool to take the .ISO file and create the USB stick, I'd say you are right and have an issue with the system.

 

Did the system ship with Windows 8 and is safe boot turned on?



Yes, it is Windows 8 with Secure Boot on by default. I tried it both with it enabled and disabled, and it didn't work either way.

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Re: Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2012-12-12, 4:19 AM

You need to disable Safe Boot and flip the machine from UEFI back to Legacy BIOS mode.

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Re: Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2012-12-12, 21:35 PM

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You need to disable Safe Boot and flip the machine from UEFI back to Legacy BIOS mode.


I will try as you suggested. Is there a known compatibility issue with UEFI Secure Boot, to where its not possible to boot into Linux installations? I couldn't find any other complaints on this anywhere.  

 

I took the laptop to a Lenovo service provider, and he also was unable to boot into his thumb drive. 

 

 

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Re: Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2012-12-12, 21:50 PM

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You need to disable Safe Boot and flip the machine from UEFI back to Legacy BIOS mode.


 I just did a Google search and came across the following, so maybe that is it.

 

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=118994&p=656678&hilit=Secure+Boot#p656678



 

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Re: Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2012-12-13, 17:36 PM

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You need to disable Safe Boot and flip the machine from UEFI back to Legacy BIOS mode.


 

Just confirming that this fixed my issue. Thanks.

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Re: Request for Suggestions: Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2012-12-13, 19:39 PM

I have the same problem. My brand new laptop T430 could not boot from CD/DVD, even I put it on the first choice in the booting list.

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Re: Can't Boot from bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2016-08-16, 22:37 PM

THANK YOU! This exactly solved my problem.

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