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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎08-27-2016
Location: US
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Not getting past lenovo screen

Hey everyone. Basically I had installed windows 10 and was stuck on the screen with the spinning dots. I ended up getting in stuck in the "preparing to fix windows" problem. So I just reinstalled Windows 7 using (I think?) the backup. I dont have a windows 7 disk. Well it worked perfectly and then I turned it off to go to bed. The next day it wont get past the lenovo screen that starts immediately. it goes to a black page with a blinking typing indicator, but immediately restarts to the lenovo screen again. It never gets to the "preparing windows" stages. I tried looking it up and tried so many random things. Laptop: Lenovo thinkpad t-61 2gb of ram. Any help is greatly appreciated
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Community SeniorMod
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Registered: ‎01-01-2010
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Re: Not getting past lenovo screen

Sounds most like a failing disk drive.  Try to save personal files and run a disk diagnostic.


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