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 :: IdeaPad Y510P Will Not Recognize AC Power Supply

Jun 15, 2014

I have just received this laptop. I followed the instructions out of the box, installing the battery, then connecting the power. The battery started charging that first time, but after that, any time I tried reconnecting the A/C power supply, the laptop would not recognize the adapter and I am not able to charge my battery. 
I have tried the following steps:
1. Shutting down the computer, removing the battery, and starting the computer from the A/C power supply. The computer will not recognize the A/C power supply to turn on the computer.
2. Updating all the power management drivers. Everything was already installed properly.
3. Using the Lenovo Energy Management battery gauge. I must have the A/C power supply plugged in to use it, but the computer still won't recognize it.
4. Held down the power button for 30-40 seconds then reset the BIOS to default settings. No change
5. Tested my outlets and connections between my AC adapter cords. Everything is working properly.
There is one way that I can get the computer to recognize the AC adapter, and that involves all of these steps shown below, but when I unplug the AC adapter I am right back to the beginning, and I have to redo the whole process. I have just received this laptop and I am quite sure that you shouldn't have to go through this process every time you want to recharge the battery, or use your computer while only powered by the AC adapter.
Steps I have to take to recharge my battery:
A.  Disconnect the A/C power supply.
B.  Shut down the computer.
C.  Remove the battery
D.  Connect the A/C power supply
E.  Start the computer.
F.  Uninstall all battery drivers that are labeled Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery (which come back every time).
G. Shut the computer down.
H. Disconnect the A/C power supply.
I. Insert the battery.
J. Insert the A/C power supply.
K. Start the computer.
That is the ONLY way I have gotten my computer to recognize the A/C power supply. I know the power supply is functional, but why I have to go through all of those steps for the laptop to recognize it.

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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 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 :: Y510p Refuses To Boot - BSOD

Jun 20, 2013

I have my Ideapad y510p laptop and it is refusing to boot. Basically, I was simply restarting my computer and then it stopped working. The computer seemed to have been getting finicky lately and taking longer too boot prior to this issue, but that may just be me. When I press the power button the Lenovo logo pops up and the spinning thing starts. This spins for an extremely long time then a BSoD appears and the laptop reboots.

And for a split second the BSoD flashes "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" (the BSoD sits for a few seocnds then this message pops up for a very short amount of time, I had to film it and go frame by fram to figure out what it said) On the next boot cycle a little "Preparing Automatic Repair" pops up. This goes on for a long time too, and when it finishes it takes me to a blue screen asking for my keyboard layout. Upon selection I am greeted with an option to troubleshoot or turn off the PC. Troubleshoot then allow me to refresh my PC, reset my PC, and advanced options. The refresh option when selected states "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again." The reset option brings up a "Please Wait" then comes up with an error stating "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing." Under the advanced options I am presented with an option to do a system restore, which errors out and tells me to specify which Windows installations to restore, an option to do a system image recover, which errors out giving me the error code 0x80070002, an option to do a startup repair, which then says that it could not repair my PC and nothing is listed under "Log file", an option to adjust my UEFI Firmware Settings, which just loads up the BIOS, and an option to load up the command prompt. The command prompt is where things start to get intresting.

I ran diskpart then list disk and list volume, list disk returned "There are no fixed disks to show" and list volume returned "There are no volumes." I proceeded to run chkdsk /r /f /x but that returned that the drive was write protected, which I am assuming is because I am running off the recovery x drive. I also ran sfc /scannow which stated that there are pending repairs and that I need to restart to fix them. So, after all this it would appear that my hard drive is not mounted or malfunctioning. However, in the BIOS the hard drive is listed, also I tried changing from AHCI to compatible and that yeilded no results. I then proceeded to simply try to use the novo button and do a system restore, however when I tried this it poped up a screen saying "Windows is loading files" and when the progressbar completed the computer reset and when back to the boot screen and put me back where I started.

I tried booting from a USB flash drive and a USB CD drive and both of them failed and just reset the computer and brought me back to the boot loop. I tried reseting the BIOS, pulling the power plug and battery and holding the power button for 20 seconds, and a BIOS update to v3.05 (I used the CMD prompt to open notepad then navigate to a folder that contained the BIOS update exe and updated the BIOS), and none of these worked. I then proceeded to pull the hard drive from the laptop and stick it in my desktop. I tried booting off this hard drive on my desktop, but this did not work. I was able to grab all my data from the drive and back it up on my desktop perfectly fine.

Also, when I loaded up disk management, I noticed another 350mb recovery partition. Shortly after getting the laptop I made a post on these forums asking about what all the partions on the primary hard drive and I included a picuture of the disk management (the thread with image can be seen here) and in that picture there is only one 350mb recovery, however, now there is two. Not sure if this is of any use or not, but I am just trying out be as through as possible. Also, I ran a chkdsk of the primary partition (c drive when on the laptop) when I had it in my desktop and that did not work any.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510P Slow Boot Times - 2 To 5 Minutes

Aug 4, 2014

2 customers complained of very slow boot times 2-5minutes on these machines. 
Removal of the Msata 24GB fixed it. I have asked them to check if express cache is installed but seems to be an ongoing problem.
What can lenovo do about this? Will replacement of the Msata drives fix the problem or is there a bios update coming which can remedy this.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p Won't Boot Correctly After Restoring To Previous Point

Feb 1, 2014

So I purchased my lenovo y510 (base model) in November of last year, and hasn't acted up at all until now. Before you ask I have tried to restore my computer to a previous point before it had this problem but it didn't work.

What happened was I restarted my computer, and then it went off, turned back on, went to the lenovo screen without a spinning loading circle, and then turned off and right back on again, determined to do the same perpetual cycle over and over again.

I have tried restoring and taking out battery with no luck.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p Freezes While Playing A Game - Boot Fails On Restart

Feb 4, 2014

I've had my Y510p (8GB RAM, DVD Ultrabay option) for a bit more than four months now and it's been working perfectly for most of the time- however, two days ago, while playing a game the computer or the game itself froze. After trying to bring the Task Manager up/kill the game, I decided to restart it- I turned it off, but once it came back on, it had decided to start "Preparing Automatic Repair". After several times unsuccessfully "repairing" (after which again "preparing") it (it had given me an error, something with Srttrail.txt file), I decided to look up and search the Internet for people with a similar/the same problem- none of the methods worked. So, I decided it could've been from software I've installed or similar- I didn't have things THAT important (I haven't made any back-ups, nor a recovery USB), so I made an initial state lenovo recovery  using the Novo button.

After several more fixing methods (unsuccessfull again, people suggested getting into the command promt, using the chkdsk command, but it was in a drive called x:, couldn't find other drives/changing from UEFI to Legacy Support in BIOS settings, I changed them, then changed them back to defaults) it started giving me the "IPv4/IPv6 Network 0 (MAC Adress) boot failed" errors and several tries more, now it constantly gives me the "Windows boot Manager boot failed" error, followed by the IPv4/IPv6 ones. after which it takes me to a blank bright-blue screen with my only cursor visible (similar to what it does i I tell it to go to Lenovo recovery menu now). Also, after trying to turn it on (in the current/last state) it gave me the 0xc000000f error. So, what's happening (the HDD is recognized in the BIOS, the laptop itslef hasn't been moved more then four or five time and used properly)? I have no instalation/repair disc with the laptop.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: IdeaPad Y510P Freezes At Startup - Takes 10-15 Minutes To Fully Boot Up

Mar 18, 2014

For the first week or two it worked fine and everything was going really well. Then about a week or two ago it started acting up. It is freezing programs(firefox, IE, Chrome, explorer, Flash CC, blender, and a few other programs I needed to install for school. It sometimes freezes on startup and I have to hold the power button down to restart it. Sometimes when it restarts it takes 10-15 mins to fully boot up and load up to the login screen.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510P Discharging By 1% Every Day

Oct 26, 2013

My lenovo Y510P used to always be at 100% but I have realized it has been decreasing by 1 every day. I have it on Maximum Battery Life with the Energy Management application.

It is currently at 85% and I would have posted this sooner if I had payed attention. I changed it to Optimized Battery Health and it is now dropping, currently at 75%. 

I always leave the laptop plugged in because I usually play games on it such as battlefield, dayZ, counter strike, etc.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p BF3 Sudden Low FPS

Jan 4, 2014

I've been playing Battlefield 3 for some time on Auto settings (most of them are Ultra) and my FPS were always in the range 65-85. Yesterday morning everything was fine, however at night when I opened the game again I had 10-15 FPS. I haven't changed  anything in my laptop settings so I don't know why this is happening.
P.S: I only have 1 GPU (not the SLI version) so I know it's not a loss of power. But my battery settings are set to "Optimized battery health". Does it affect performance ?

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Lenovo Y510p P/Y/Z Series :: USB 2.0 Not Working

Feb 10, 2015

I've got Y510p with USB 2.0 not working. By the time it malfunctioned it was under warranty and I sent it in the service center. They have claimed that it has been repaired (USB  board has been changed) but it is still not working and my warranty ended like 3 days after I sent it back. Since then (1 month ago) I am returning it to the service center for 3 times (last one was today) and I feel they can't fix it. URL....

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510P - No SSD Slot?

Sep 13, 2013

I have an Y510p laptop and I am not pleased with the hdd performance, so I wanted to add an SSD, but the slot is literally missing:
what am I supposed to do? I know that this laptop supports only M.2 SSD, and I am ok with that

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510P - Upgrade To Win 8.1 Pro

Jun 6, 2014

I bought Lenovo Y510P . and because of just hyper-v feature on win 8.1 pro also i need to upgrade windows. I found product key with a software and after that i open the  "add feature to windows 8.1" . And when I choose "i already have product key" and put the product key , it does not accept . and says "this key won't work" .

So what i should do for getting windows 8.1 pro pack ? and why product key does not work ?

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Overclocking GPU And CPU In Y510p

May 6, 2014

Is it possible to overclock the GPU and CPU a lil' bit in my y510p ?? If yes, how much can i boost it up and if it's worth it though...?

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Lenovo U/S Series :: Windows Doesn't Recognize That U530 Has Touch Screen

May 28, 2014

Windows doesn't recognize that my U530 Touch Laptop has a touch screen. Worked okay for the first couple of months. I've tried looking for hardware updates and restarting. Computer is only a few months old, so this stinks.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p USB Ports Not Working?

Jan 3, 2015

When I recieved my Y510p about 8 months ago, the usb ports worked perfectly fine.  Around October they stopped working properly.  The only solution which I found to work was doing a system restore.  When I did this, an Unrecognized Device in the Device Manager was no longer unrecognized, and was instead replaced by USB xHCL (or something along those lines).   However, as soon as i restared my computer again, the ports broke, and the unrecognized device reappeared.  Repeating the restore followed by a restart breaks the ports every time.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p Freezing On Startup

Apr 9, 2014

My Y510p has been freezing on startup, every startup. It can be completely inoperable for upwards of half an hour before unfreezing. It unfortunately has been occuring since the computer arrived (21 March, this year), so I doubt it has been caused by any software I've added. Given my limited knowledge of computers.

Lenovo Y510p Model 20217
Windows 8(64 bit), Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU (2.40 GHz), NVIDIA GeForce GT750M, 8GB RAM

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p - Clone Stock HDD To SSD

Jun 9, 2013

Is there any way i can clone the stock hdd on my y510p to an ssd without losing one key recovery?

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p Low Memory While Idle

Jul 25, 2014

On my Y510p I am getting low memory warnings wether im playing a game or just idling or on youtbe. When I open up the task manager its says my memory is at 70%-100% WHILE IDLE but the programs are only using like 25%-40% memory so something is hidden. Just looking for a fix or allocating more memory to Windows. I have an 8Gb system.
Here is a screenshot of the task manager while I right this [URL] ....

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p Plugged In But Not Charging

Mar 29, 2014

Why this is happening I just got the computer yesterday. I've checked all the plugs everything is in fine.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p - How To Turn On SLI Mode

Aug 6, 2013

How do i turn SLI mode on my dual graphics GT750M on the Y510p laptop. GPU-Z says SLI is disabled. Can't seem to find a place to turn it on Nvidia control panel either. Device Manager does show 2 GT750m working right.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Possible To Add Second Graphics Card For Y510p?

Jun 9, 2014

I bought this laptop recently. It comes with a single graphics card. I heard this model has ultrabay and you can add another graphics card. My question is is it true that you can add a second graphics card in this system with ultrabay? I am confused if SLI and ultrabay refers to the same thing. If that is the case then this system is non sli.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p Going To Sleep After 60 Seconds

Aug 21, 2014

After 60 seconds of inactivity, a video showing the new features of the lenovo y-series pops up. the only time it doesn't do this is when I'm in a youtube video or a game. I've changed the sleep setting to 15 minutes, but nothing has changed yet... I am on windows 8.1, have the 755M SLI, and the i7 4700-MQ.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510P SLI Freezing After 3 Minutes?

Feb 11, 2014

Since i bought my lenovo Y510P SLI i got a problem.

When i am watching a movie/youtube clip/playing a game on my logitech pad i got a problem with performance.

After 3 or 4 minutes my movie/game starts to freeze like some kind of energy saver turnes on.
I put my laptop into highest performance via lenovo energy management.

I also checked the settings in windows energy management tool and everything seems to be fine.

I did not have such a problem with my G550 lenovo which i bought 5 years ago.
Currently i have only 128GB SSD inside my laptop and from time to time i'm connecting external drive.
Operating system: Windows 8.1 x64

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510P CPU Clock Drop To 2.4 Ghz

Jan 15, 2015

I've just noticed that in my Y510P with SLI the CPU Clock drop to 2,4 Ghz when I play games or render some graphic, and go up to 3,2 Ghz when PC is at rest.
Is it normal? I think should be the opposite...

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: Y510p Doesn't Charge Over 60%

Jan 5, 2014

I have a Lenovo y510p, and it doesnt charge over %60.
It says it is charging, but it doesnt. My battery plan is " maximum battery life " in energy management.
when i change it to the "optimized battery health" it says, plugged in, not charging.
I searched about it, but couldn't find anything. How to charge it to do %100.

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Lenovo Y510p P/Y/Z Series :: Keeps Turning Off After Startup?

Sep 24, 2009

my y510p is 5 months old, it's the non - SLI version, installed Win 8.1., warranty still valid. Today I worked on my notebook as usual, listened to some music and it suddenly turned off. It was connected all the time to the charger.

I tried to turn it on several times, everything seemed fine, the keyboard lights up and the LCD shows the normal Lenovo startup screen, but after 3-5 seconds notebook turns off. The OKR works the same way - the menu is shown for a while and after about 3 seconds my notebook turns off. No BSOD, no any other supporting symptoms. Tried to enter BIOS, it worked out, but the computer still turns off after few secs in BIOS.

I thought the reason might be too high temperature, but the notebook was almost always slightly warm, never hot and the cooling fan was running pretty quiet. My computer never fell off or was hit or anything.

I heard computers run a self-test before start. Is it possible that some component of the notebook can't pass the test?

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: IdeaPad Y510p Won't Turn On

Mar 15, 2014

I bought a y510p ideapad from newegg a couple days ago and recently got it. i've been trying to set it up and all that, trying to get rid of the programs that came preloaded with the laptop because I wouldn't think i'd need them. I then shut it, put it down and opened it again and now it won't turn on. It seems like both the power indicator and the battery indicator light are both on, as well as the power button light, but the monitor itself is blank and i can't hear the computer being on. I've tried holding down the power button and resetting it, as well as removing the battery and using only the AC to see if it would turn on but to no avail. I'm worried i might have deleted something important, but I was mostly deleting programs related to shoddy media players and other services of the like. It's pretty upsetting I just got this laptop and it's already died on me! 

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: IdeaPad Y510p Fan Buzzing

Dec 17, 2014

I bought my y510p brand new from Lenovo about 11 months ago. About 2 days ago, my fan suddenly started making a very loud buzzing/grinding noise. Prior to this, it was perfectly quiet. The fan makes this noise inconsistently, and at this point, leaving it on a flat surface keeps it quiet. However, any tilting or jostling of the laptop makes the fan start buzzing again. I have noticed that running the dust removal utility will stop the fan from buzzing, and this seems to be the only way to return it to producing a regular sound after it has started.
I really don't think my fan needs to be replaced, but I am unsure what is causing this problem. I have never dropped my laptop--and its spent almost its entire life on my desk. The only thing that's changed is I moved it after it had remained in the same spot for several weeks--because I am currently traveling.
The inconsistency of the noise and the newness of my computer tends to make me think the fan hasn't worn out yet.

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