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Stryfe
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Registered: ‎08-29-2012
Location: MD
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T510: Can't load Windows 7, Keeps rebooting only works in safe mode

Trying to get my T510 up and running after my W520 went DOA after a bios update.  When i power on the laptop it tries to load Windows 7 then goes into a rebooting loop.  I can get into safe mode with networking just fine without issues, so i figured it was a display driver problem.  In safe mode I unstalled the Nvidia drivers and tried to reboot but still got the same issue.  I went into the BIOS to see if I could disable optimus and use just the intel GPU, but I don't even see a setting for disabling it or reference to the NVidia GPU at all.  I'm positive it was there before. 

 

I've swapped hard drives and memory modules out.  Even tried to do a fresh install of Windows and it still won't load.  I'm out of ideas.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

tripplec
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Re: T510: Can't load Windows 7, Keeps rebooting only works in safe mode

Is this the Windows installation you were using on the 510 or have you just swapped the drive in from the W520? If you did it won't work.
T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bit
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

Stryfe
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Re: T510: Can't load Windows 7, Keeps rebooting only works in safe mode

Negative, it's a fresh install just before the T510 went crazy.

tripplec
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Re: T510: Can't load Windows 7, Keeps rebooting only works in safe mode

Try and applied the machine updated in Safe mode. It usually works. If your install is from MS DVD then be sure all the foundation software is installed. Chipset tool especially and build from there.

You could also run the memory diagnostic after booting from the MS Windows 7 DVD. Eliminate a bad memory module. (If you have two) take the first on out and move the second one into the first slot. See if its stable, remove and insert the other SODIM into the first slot. Why, normal mode is very intense on RAM and also address a lot more memory.
T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bit
Z70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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