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Helix died on me, won't boot after BIOS update

2014-06-03, 15:27 PM

I just did a BIOS update the other day. No idea what version it is. When I booted it said it "detection error on HDD...". I have since reset the BIOS options to default, and now it boots to a DOS-like boot screen that shows the ATA HDD0 drive. But selecting it and hitting enter just flashes the screen and nothing happens.

 

When I attach a USB thumb drive with Linux, it shows up in the options on the DOS-like boot screen, but selecting it won't boot from it.

 

The laptop is now totally uselss and I'm losing days of time and it's a major problem. What to do?

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Re: Helix died on me, won't boot after BIOS update

2014-06-03, 16:36 PM

Hello. Assuming that you have not clean installed a new operating system, and you've got the

original Win8 installation on your Helix.

 

Enter your BIOS setup by pressing F1 when the Lenovo logo appears.

 

Go to Security - Secure Boot and set it to Disabled if you want to boot any other OS than Win8.

 

If you're happy with just running Windows 8 on it, then I recommend Secure Boot to be set to ON.

 

Go to Startup - Boot - and on top should be Windows Boot Manager.

 

With Secure Boot set to on, UEFI/Legacy Boot is greyed out and set to UEFI Only.

 

With Secure Boot set to off, and you want to boot other OS, like Linux, it should be set to both.

 

Check these settings and see if your machine boots.

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Re: Helix died on me, won't boot after BIOS update

2014-06-03, 16:36 PM

Hello. Assuming that you have not clean installed a new operating system, and you've got the

original Win8 installation on your Helix.

 

Enter your BIOS setup by pressing F1 when the Lenovo logo appears.

 

Go to Security - Secure Boot and set it to Disabled if you want to boot any other OS than Win8.

 

If you're happy with just running Windows 8 on it, then I recommend Secure Boot to be set to ON.

 

Go to Startup - Boot - and on top should be Windows Boot Manager.

 

With Secure Boot set to on, UEFI/Legacy Boot is greyed out and set to UEFI Only.

 

With Secure Boot set to off, and you want to boot other OS, like Linux, it should be set to both.

 

Check these settings and see if your machine boots.

ThinkStation P620 - 3955WX/64GB // ThinkPad X1E Gen3 - i7-10850H/32GB
ThinkPad P1 - i7-8750H/32GB // ThinkPad P70 - Xeon E3-1505M/64GB
ThinkPad W540 - i7-4800MQ/32GB // ThinkPad W520 - i7-2720QM/32GB

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