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Thinkpad T460 Won't Boot into Windows

2019-09-23, 2:36 AM

I bought this back in 2017. It has been a great computer until couple months ago. The computer suddenly froze, and I had to force turn it off. When I turned it on again, it just won't boot into Windows. I did not install new softwares/applications for quite a while. I ran built in diagnostics, and everything seems fine. I can get into BIOS setting by hitting F1. I created a Linux bootable USB, and the computer can boot into Linux, where I can get access to my documents saved on Windows. Since I have backed up my important files, I thought I can reimage Windows. I have created a USB recovery key, but it didn't work-- I pressed F12 to tell computer to run the recovery program saved in my USB, it had windows logo and a spinning circle of dots for few seconds, and then the screen becomes total black.   


Folks, any advice? Thanks for your time and help. 


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Re: Thinkpad T460 Won't Boot into Windows

2019-10-14, 16:50 PM

Hi SelenaOu,


Welcome to the community forums. 


Looks like the Windows has been corrupted. Since the recovery back that you created did not work, we suggest contacting our local support here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/supportphonelist to request a Windows Recovery USB. You may also check if the laptop is eligible for a Lenovo Digital Download Recovery Service by checking the serial number on this link: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/lenovorecovery. Let us know how it goes. 




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