Lenovo B590 B / G Series :: Won't Boot From USB Key

Sep 10, 2013

I've just bought this laptop, and it came with windows 8 preinstalled, and I'm trying to install Windows 7 on it.
I have a bootable usb, which I've used many times to install Windows on my other laptops, but the B590 just wont do it. I feel like I've tried everything. I changed the boot priority order in BIOS with USB HDD as number 1 but it still just boots into windows 8.

I've tried removing everything but USB devices from the boot order, and now I get this boot menu: [URL]

Which is exactly what I want to boot from, but when I press enter to boot from the USB device, nothing happens.

The USB device IS bootable with a primary partition. I've used these steps to make it bootable in DISKPART [URL]

After having no luck on the B590, I tried booting on the USB on a different computer, and it works perfectly well. Starts installing windows 7. So it seems like the problem is not with my usb device.

I even tried restoring the USB drive and using Lenovo Bootable Generator application to make the usb bootable, with the same result.

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Lenovo B590 B / G Series :: Keyboard Not Detected

Jul 25, 2014

I bought a Lenovo B590 model a couple of months ago, and since yesterday when the computer turn on, show me the message "Keyboard not Detected". Obviously when starting the keyboard and touchpad do not work.The machine has not suffered any blow or fall or anything like that.

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Lenovo B590 B / G Series :: RAM Upgrade Is Not Being Detected

Oct 2, 2014

Yesterday, I bought a Kingston 4GB PC3-12800 CL11 204 Pin SODIMM RAM chip from my local hardware store because I wanted to upgrade my Lenovo B590 memory, which - by default - has 4GB of DDR3 RAM installed. I had already double checked if the memory was compatible with my B590 by calling Lenovo Support and searching the web (yielding this post, for example). Both sources confirmed upgrading should not be a problem if I did not exceed the 8GB limit. However, after I had hooked up the RAM, I found that it was not being recognized by both my OS (Windows) and my BIOS. They are still indicating that I only have the factory 4096MB installed.How can I make my system utilize this RAM upgrade?
When I was determining which RAM to buy, I did also check what kind of memory was already installed in my B590 by the manufacturer. I unscrewed my notebook and found one memory chip, brand Hynix, of which I assumed it was one chip of 4GB. However, results for looking up its serial on the web show that it is actually one 2GB DDR3 SDRAM chip. I checked my hardware but could not see any other chip (although I am 100% sure my system has 4 GB RAM installed by the manufacturer).

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Lenovo B / G Series :: B590 Fan Only Runs For Few Seconds At Booting And Then Never Again

Jul 22, 2014

My fan is not working properly, in fact it only runs for few seconds at booting and then never again.

My cores get about 70°C and higher (with only Skype and Chrome on), so I'm forced to use external fan to by able to work.

I found this problem when I was working and then my notebook suddenly shutdown a I wasn't able to turn it on for a while. Then I grabed it and I almost get 3rd degree burns. 

Two noisy external fans, that I have to use to keep core under 70°....

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Lenovo B / G Series :: B590 Touchpad Shows Up Only As PS/2 Mouse

Sep 3, 2014

The touchpad shows only as a mouse, and scrolling & the fn+f6 option do not worked, I had it on win 8&7, worked on neither of them. I couldn't find a dedicated driver for it, and I couldn't find a post that states whether this touch pad should have those options working or it was never intended to.

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Lenovo B / G Series :: IdeaPad B590 - No Sound Playing

Jul 22, 2014

For about week I have problems with sound device, so that no sound is played. When I start my notebook it works few minutes, then it stops and when I wanna to test it it gives me error message:

"The device is being used by another application. Please close any devices that are playing audio to this device and then try again.", even when I have no programs running.

I tried all solutions that I found. Disable device, enable divace, restart Windows audio service, Troubleshooter. One think that work (sometimes) is to restart my notebook. But constantly restarting isn't quite the solution I'm satisfied with.

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Lenovo B590 B / G Series :: MSATA Does Not Show In Bios?

Sep 7, 2014

I am using a B590 booting from a mSATA SSD (Mushkin). I am booting in to Ubuntu 12.04. Everything worked fine for half a year. Last week booting from the SSD did not work any more. Now the mSATA SSD is not visible in my BIOS, under Windows 7 oder several Linux distros. I cannot access the mSATA SSD at all. I am especially surprised that my configuration quit working from one day to the other without any action from my side. The usual set of questions:
Is there something trivial that I do wrong?Is there a way to check the sanity of the drive and/or my notebook?Is there any way to revert to the previous extremely satisfying state?My BIOS-version is 1.18 (06/27/2013).

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Lenovo B / G Series :: B590 Webcam - To Get Started Connect Camera

May 23, 2014

I was setup windows 8.1 pro 64-bit in my lenovo laptop B590 Model 20206  but when run windows camera app and the skype i get this message "To get started, connect a camera"... what should i do ?

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Lenovo B / G Series :: B590 WiFi Only Works Fine When Connected At Home

Sep 17, 2013

So, I have B590 Lenovo Notebook with Windows 8 and the Wi-Fi doesn't work well.

When I try connect at home, my Wi-fi works fine. Not problem. But when I try another one - e.g. In School or somewhere in the city, the others wi-fis don't work. Windows 8 tell me something like "It's not possible to connect" .....

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Lenovo B / G Series :: B590 - Switchable Graphics GF GT720M Disabled In Device Manager

Feb 7, 2014

I've bought a B590 and installed a Win 7 64bit. I have installed all available drivers from the support page and have the following issue:
Device Manager:
I see 2 graphics devices
Intel HD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M

The discrete card is disabled with error code 43 and has an exclamation mark near it [URL] .... Moreover, if i start the NVidia Control Panel it gives me an error with text: "current display is not connected to nvidia GP" GeFoerce Experience is not starting with a back-end error [URL] ...
Now here are the ways i tried to use but it did not work:
1. Enable high performance and update with manually downloaded nvidia driver
2. Do the same with HDMI cble connected to a plasma
3. Disable enable the device (screen goes black, than to normal and everything stays the same)
4. Format c: reinstall Win8.1 64 and install all drivers - same thing 
5. Format c: reinstall Win7 64  and install the graphics drivers after everything else (h1d9d9.exe h2d903.exe)
6. Update GT720M drivers  from device manager  (driver is up to date)
7. Run a high-performance 3D game (War Thunder)  - it uses Intel HD
What else can i do? I saw people with switchable graphics use some kind of application to specify the game-apps that should use a discrete videocard. I don't have such an app to specify my games.

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Lenovo B / G Series :: B590 Webcam - Camera Icon Crossed Out Appeared On Screen

Aug 15, 2013

I went into my webcam this morning and the only thing that came up on the screen was a picture of a camara crossed out?  I am not sure why this is doing it...

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Lenovo B590 B / G Series :: When Try To Check Sound Device Window Pops Up - Device Is Already In Use By Another Application

Jul 20, 2014

Faced with the problem. No sound after the laptop. When you try to check the sound device, a window pops up "the device is already in use by another application." But no program is not running. After rebooting the laptop sound occurs. Drivers are all set.

Audio device Realtek ALC269
Win 7 Pro SP1 (x64) with all updates
Motherboard 20208
Chipset Intel Panther Point HM77
BIOS Version H5ET84WW(1.22) (11/26/2013)

UEFI boot mode, not Legacy.Drivers for sound downloaded from realtek.com.tw. With standard windows drivers sound is always there. Tried the previous version of the drivers - ineffectually. Could it be that the problem is due to the UEFI boot mode? I do not want to reinstall the OS mode Legacy just to check it out.

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Lenovo B590 B / G Series :: Unknown Device In Device Manager

Aug 4, 2014

I just bought a B590, model 20208, with, i3-3110m, 500GB HDD, GeForce 720M.I installed Win 7 64bits, but in Device Manager, before installing all the drivers appeared Other Devices an Unknown Device with thise details: code 28, Device type: Other devices; Location: on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controllert . After installing drivers, the problem persists.Another problem was with PCI express but resolved with Intel Management Engine Interface drivers.Other problem resolved was with the GeForce 720 M videocard; wasn't recognized but resolved with the last driver from GeForce site. the last problem remained it's The Unknown Devices.

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Lenovo P500 P/Y/Z Series :: Default Boot Device Missing Or Boot Failed

May 25, 2014

My Ideapoad P500 is approximately 16 months old (so the warranty period is out, obviously!) A couple of nights after a reboot I got the message "Repairing Hard Disk errors. This could take an hour or longer."... or something very similar. The laptop hung up at that message for more than 18 hours.
I did a hard reboot and now get the message "Checking media" followed by the error "Boot failed." This leads to the message, "Default Boot Device Missing or Boot Failed."No I don't have any recovery media.Yes I have pretty recent backups so that is not a problem.I've got an enclosure that I can use to hook my laptop hard drive up to so I can see if the drive is even readable.
Now here is the 64 thousand dollar question... how do I get the hard drive out of the laptop? I have taken the five screws out of the back. At that point, I think the DVD drive should slide out, but it does not.how to get the hard drive out?

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y500 / Default Boot Device Missing Or Boot Failed

Jul 31, 2013

I have a y500 Lenovo gaming laptop with Windows 8, and for the past couple of days, each time my laptop is put in hibernation or powered down, whenever I turn it back on it gives me this message:

"Default Boot Device Missing or boot failed Insert recovery media and hit any key Then select boot manager to choose a new boot device to boot or recovery media."

Then it brings me to a page with 3 boot options, and only the Windows Boot Manager works. I'm doing scans and hardware scans but so far nothing is being found. This laptop is less than 2 months old so I really don't think it's a hardware problem, and I haven't downloaded anything recently that may have messed this up. I would contact Lenovo but I'm unsure if this is an issue with the laptop, or Windows 8.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z510 - Default Boot Device Missing Or Boot Failed After BIOS Update

Dec 13, 2013

I get the error in the Title after i tried to flash the latest BIOS update for the Z510. I can press ok and then get into the boot manager but i cant choose anything there. Also I cant boot from a Disk with e.g. XP on it.
I also tried the Inside BIOS crisis mode (fn+r) with the BIOS file on my USB drive but it doesn't work and tries to access the file on the USB drive but boots normally instead to the error again. (Couldn't try it with removed battery as I have to remove the whole back to remove the battery on the Z510).

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S Series :: Can't Boot On USB Key

Oct 5, 2014

i can't boot on an USB key, the secure boot is desabled and when i press enter to boot on the USB key nothing happen. I had tested with 3 different usb key and 2 different OS. And it work on other laptop i have a lenovo twist... i think its in the BIOS but i had check all options

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p Does Not Recognize SSD On First Boot

Jan 10, 2014

I have a new y510p I just received this week. First thing I did was replace the 1TB HD with my own OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD Drive.When I power on the laptop for the first time, it does not find a bootable device (goes through network devices, then says no bootable devices). If I use ctrl-alt-delete to reboot the laptop, it then finds the drive on its own and starts booting into Windows.
I'd like to understand why this does not work on the first boot? I went into the BIOS and saw it says there that no drives are detected.This worries me slightly, as perhaps one day it will decide to no longer recognize the drive after the ctrl-alt-delete?

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z50-75 Won't Boot After BIOS Update

Sep 28, 2014

I just bought Z50-75 with AMD FX7500, 8GB Ram and FreeDOS. I installed Windows 8.1 Pro, and they pulled some drivers during the installation, and I went to Lenovo sight and downloaded all the rest (graphics, camera, etc.), after each installation the computer restarted normally and all was O.K. The last drivers that I saw on the site were BIOS drivers, and I downloaded those to and it started the installation after which it said:"The system will now restart for changes to make effect", and it did, but, it would not boot up after that, all it did was show me this on the screen:
And I tried both of the options (the second one with the Windows CD inside), but it just stays where it is, no effect.

I can enter the bios and change the settings, but none of them seem to work because this is the maximum where it will go, the only difference is when I change from AHCI to Compatible mode, it restarts and than I have a blank screen, I have to use the One button Recovery to get back to this one from the picture above...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1 Series :: Can't Boot From USB

Dec 24, 2014

I have disabled the secure boot and changed the boot to Legacy Only.It still doesn't work.I have also tried updating my bios to the latest version using the Lenovo Solution Center.

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Lenovo U410 U/S Series :: Fails To Boot?

Oct 20, 2014

I got this idela pad U410 about a year ago and it was functioning nornally. A few months ago it started to boot up very slowly when power cycles. A hibernate was quick. Now it never comes up and keeps waiting at the Lenovo screen, no windows. I have seen posts that say it is a manufacturing defect. This one is out of warranty, so what is the solution. Do we have a solution at all? Why does Lenovo market such a bad product. BTW, the back cover is so flimsy that it gave up and had to replace it. Overall a case of bad engineering i guess.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: USB Boot For IdeaPad Z500

Feb 11, 2014

I bought the Lenovo Ideapad Z500 and I'm trying to boot from a USB drive in order to install Windows on it. When I start the boot menu I only see the hard-drive, the DVD and the network. I tried to set both UEFI mode and Legacy mode in BIOS but the USB stick does not appear in the menu when I boot. I put the image of windows with Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool which formats the stick in NTFS mode.

I have the latest BIOS v1.21 and I tried with 2 different USB sticks: one 16GB USB 2.0 Corsair and with a 32GB USB 3.0 ADATA both on USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports on the notebook. I really haven't seen anything like this in my entire career. 
I even downloaded the file efiootBOOTX64.efi and replaced the one that Windows come with on the specified folder on the USB stick ....

Why is so difficult to choose the USB boot drive on the newer notebooks? How can I boot from USB?

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Lenovo Y510p P/Y/Z Series :: IdeaPad Boot On CD / DVD?

Feb 5, 2014

Just got the y510p laptop and am trying to install Ubuntu so I have this bootable DVD and I wanted to try Ubuntu before installing as usual but I can't get the laptop to bot on dvd. On boot menu options there is only EFI and some kind of network options but no dvd. I tried following instructions here but no matter how many times I press F1 during startup, I can't get to boot menu and windows starts directly: [URL] Is it not possible to boot on dvd. The dvd is ubuntu 13.10 supposedly compatible with EFI and secure boot. I don't understand why there is no option to reorder boot devices like on all my older PCs.
I manage to get BIOS setup pressing restart and shift and then selecting UEFI firware settings and I do get to bios setups but again no way to find the option for booting on a dvd.

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X230 - Can't Boot From USB

Dec 3, 2014

I am trying to do a clean install on my good, old Thinkpad X230 which came with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. For some reason, I was not able to create a bootable media from the recovery partition. In any case, I wanted to avoid the recovery partition as I want a basic, non-bloated, and minimal install.
Hence, I downloaded a copy of 64-bit Windows 7 Professional from Microsoft/ digital river website. After performing the checksum, I used Microsoft's USB DVD Download Tool to make a bootable USB on Kingston Flash Voyager (USB 2.0; 8 GB; FAT32). BTW, just for the heck of it, I verified  that it boots on my spare (and even older) Thinkpad X60 -- though it doesn't proceed when it sees that the X60 has a 32-bit microprocessor.
The relevant BIOS values and settings are as follows:
UEFI BIOS Version G2ET95WW (2.55)
UEFI BIOS Date 2013-July-09
UEFI Secure Boot Off

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I am posting this query after trying a number of solutions : rebooting from a USB flash drive on my Thinkpad X230. For some reason, nothing has worked and pressing F12 only shows the ATA HDD0 hard drive. Among other things, I have tried the following:
- Updated the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller driver using Lenovo's Thinkvantage Tools. Now it has version Someone suggested to have at least which is apparently available at Intel's website. I always considered downloading the device drivers from Lenovo to be kosher. Shall I download it from Intel's website?
- Disabled USB 3.0 from BIOS which made all USB ports to act as USB 2.0. Neither option works.
- Tried booting from all three USB ports (of which one is USB 2.0 and two are USB 3.0). Zilch.
- Have yet to try "reset BIOS to default" suggestion as it looked a bit of a last resort.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: How To Get Cloned SSD To Boot On Y510p

Sep 22, 2013

Recently bought a Y510p laptop and of course I wanted to have an SSD as the boot drive.
I downloaded a cloning software and cloned the Windows OS partition as I had intended to keep all of Lenovo's original partitions intact on the original hard disk.
I put the original HDD in a caddy and replaced the DVD Drive and put the SSD where the original HDD was.
I tried changing boot order in the Bios but no matter what it only reverts to boot from the original HDD.
I'm not sure what I have to do to make it boot from the SSD, clone all the partitions from the HDD? I don't have any Windows 8 disks or anything so I just want to clone the original hard drive as it came installed in the laptop.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Z575 Will Not Boot From HDD Or Restore DVD

Nov 15, 2014

2 year old Z575 laptop which, immediately after an automatic windows update, refuses to boot either from the hdd or restore DVD (blue screen). Will not boot into safe mode, will not boot from a third party rescue DVD. On boot attempt it will show the option to launch startup repair. The repair shows it is unable to repair with the following problem detail error messages:

Problem signature 1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem signature 3: unknown
Problem signature 4: 21200196
Problem signature 5: auto failover
Problem signature 6: 7
Problem signature 7: bad driver
OS version: 6.1.7601.

Normally would think the hdd failed or that the windows update had caused a software issue but the failure to boot from any Restore/recovery disk makes me think there is another serious issue with the laptop hardware.

Additional note: when attempting to boot from a restore disk, the blue screen appears, error message:

Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF78DA640, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

It's a hard crash which cannot be soft rebooted.

I have also removed the hdd and RAM, reseated and restarted, no change.

Additional note: I was able to access the hdd with an old, ram-based recovery program (SpaceFM) loaded via the DVD drive. The hdd data appears intact. Still won't boot from the hdd or a windows system DVD.

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Oct 11, 2014

I've noticed that my laptop doesn't start at first power on. A push the start button, Lenovo image is showing but after few second the power go off. I need to push again the power button and then the laptop start without problem.

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Dec 29, 2014

My lenovo u430p has a 8gb sshd ... can i use it for dual boot or anything else?

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Lenovo X Series ThinkPad :: X240 Replaced SSD Then Cannot Boot

Jan 18, 2014

I just got a brand new thinkpad X240, with 500G HD, Win8. I installed a Win7 on this new SSD, then replaced original 500G HD in X240 with this new SSD. However, after I replaced, computer cannot boot , it got stuck with BOOT MENU section, no matter you choose any options..In the Boot Menu, I saw boot devices: one is my new SSD. I click it, it does not work. I tried several times. (PC can recognize my SSD, just dont know why it cannot read it.) 

I am sure this SSD is working, since I tested on different computers, they can boot successfully. 

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Lenovo Z585 P/Y/Z Series :: HDD Clicking 16 Times At Boot

Jun 4, 2014

I'm having a problem with my IdeaPad Z585 laptop.When I boot it, it clicks exactly 16 times before it goes to a black screen. It does the same thing when I attempt a restart, but it will eventually restart normally after 10 attempts.

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