Lenovo Z585 P/Y/Z Series :: Boot Fail / One Key Recovery Fail
Sep 25, 2014
Ideapad Z585 AMD A8-4500 1.9Ghz
AMD Radeon HD7640
My 11 month old Ideapad failed to boot last night with error 'BL Initialize Library Error 0xc0000029'. Eventually a blue screen appeared saying that multiple start attempts had failed and the system needed repair.
As suggested I tried to use One key recovery but choosing restore to factory settings leads to self same failure.Sadly I have misplaced the recovery disc I created during a house revamp so cannot try that route.
I have a severe problem (I guess) after the latest BIOS Update. Windows 7 freezes during startup.
I own a 64-bit Lenovo FLex 2 15D with AMD A6-6310 and R4, 4GB RAM and a SSHD (8GBSSH). I purchased it without OS and installed Windows 7 - which worked fine so far.
I yesterday updated the BIOS with version 9FCN23WW (for Win7 and Win8), the latest BIOS update. A mistake, it seems.
After Reboot, I first had to disable Secure Boot in the BIOS, because it would not let me boot at all. I figured out how to get into the BIOS-Setup to disable this (press Enter 2x, press Tab when in the Boot Menu to access the "Apps Menu", then "SETUP").
Now Win7 begins to start up, but freezes during the startup process (the splash screen with the win flag freezes and looks a bit strange. I used the "protected mode" Windows Startup and saw that the process always hangs when loading "amdkmpfd.sys".
That is basically it.I guess I have to find a way to re-install the previous version of the BIOS.
Now about what I did to fix this (poor, but I tried):
If I try to start from a Win7 installation CD-ROM (actually it is one for Dell PCs, but I guess that is not the problem) and press a key to boot from CD, Windows loads files, shows "Starting Windows" and at a certain point again just freezes. When I -do not- press a key, WIndows Boot Manager shows up and mentions that "Windows failed to start (etc.)" "File: EFIMicrosoftBootBCD" "An Error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data."
I can't even boot into Linux on a USB stick, because the Windows "Error Recovery" won't let me when I try (just offers to boot to Win7 in protected mode - it could be that it fails immediately and jumps back to Win Startup).
Having a bit of an issue with the GOBI3000 unit in my x230.
Tried out W8.1 on the laptop and didn't quite like the setup, so this evening I did the factory reset back to W7.
I've done the factory reset (from USB drive) every few months to get a clean slate going and never had any issues.
Except for today that is.
After getting into the clean windows 7 and trying to pull down all the usuall windows updates and Lenovo updates, the only thing that failed is the GOBI3000 device. Screenshot is included of what is happening.
Tried messing around with drivers as much as possible, uninstall everything, download the package from lenovo and tried again. Just did a second factory restore in the freak case the first reset had something happen.
Like I mentioned, have never had an issue with the system update pulling the drivers down for this before.
Couldn't really find much about this device not being able to start, so I'm at a standstill.
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.
what of an extensive issue on a dv2710us on Vista.
One of the crippling elements of this whole situation is this computers CD drive is not working. Windows was not recognizing a CD/DVD drive present, which is what I was trying to fix. So I accessed the recovery manager by pressing F11 on bootup to have Windows install all of the original files, but not format the C drive. Well it began formatting the C drive, and a progress bar showed up so I powered down the PC before it got past 0%. When I powered it back up, I get a "Bootmgr is missing" message and am unable to get past that.
After doing some research online, I accessed the recovery manager and opened Command, and did a Bootrec /fixboot, the operation completed and upon restarting, it booted straight to the recovery manager. I was no longer able to boot to the C drive. I did a little more research and opened up Command again, and used DISKPART to make the C drive active.
This time after rebooting the cmoputer, I am once again given the Bootmgr is missing message. Not only that, I am unable to press f11 to get to recovery manager anymore.
At this point, I mainly need to access the harddrive so I can backup some improtant files, and then do a full reformat of the C drive. I have a disc of Ubuntu I had the idea of loading up to access the C drive, however since the DVD drive is not recognizing discs I am unable to use it. I also downloaded a Vista recovery disc from here and placed it a USB stick drive. Upon booting up I can press f9 to select multi boot options. When the drive is inserted the options are Laptop harddrive, and USB diskette. The USB diskette option is not present when I have the stick drive removed. I select to boot from USB diskette and the computer proceeds with a black screen as if it may boot, but then returns to the initial boot up screen (where you can use F keys to access BIOS, etc.) and then got to Bootmgr is missing.
I have an Inspiron 5520 with Win 8 and for the last few days every time the system boots up I get the following message: "checking media (fail)". The message appears twice then the system boots normally. All the programs/apps work fine. The only "media" program I used was Windows Movie Maker and it works just fine.
I has a rudimentary Linux installed, which I want to delete and then install a Windows7 Prof SP1 64bit from DVD.
After changing the order of the boot devices and putting the USB-DVD drive first the Travelmate tries to boot from the DVD but then tells me 'Security Boot Error'. I tried it more than 10 times, same error each time. The external USB-DVD drive is working fine on another computer.
I also prepared a bootable USB stick, but this one doesn't even get noticed by the Travelmate.
I tried to reformat my Acer Aspire 5560. It goes through the System Disk, Recovery Disk 1, 2, 3, and 4 then on the Language Disk towards the end it receives a "Fail to Customize WinRe for recovery utility error".
I have seen this error when people tried to create a recovery partition for the future but in this case I need it to get my computer back to working again!
In the meantime it won't reboot and says BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart and just goes in a loop.
Imaged with preconfigured company Windows 7 x64 image I have used hundreds of times before via MDT. WDS packaged T440p drivers (downloaded from Lenovo website) are injected as part of the MDT installation process.
All windows updates applied (except for the Lenovo PM Device Driver otherwise the thing no longer reboots or shuts down properly anymore) BIOS flashed to latest T440p revision.
Run Lenovo System Update to install hotkey drivers and receive the following:
As you can see Win7 x64... driver says no.
Restarted and tried again... error.
Tried downloading the driver manually from [URL] .... Same error.
Searched for and downloaded version 5.40 .... Same error.
I ran Lenovo System Update 2 days ago on another T440p laptop, may have been a slightly different internal spec... not sure but I'm fairly sure the driver was named differently in System Update. The driver Installed on that machine fine and functions as intended.
The driver could very well could have been updated since then I guess. I do also know this is a newer batch of T440p's as the box configuration that it ships in has changed and looks completely different.
My Lenovo Solution Center (LSC) told me that my mSATA had a targetd read test fail. I ran the test myself and it had the same issue. Read some threads and tried the LSC test but only tested the SSD, and it passed all tests when ran this way.
Went to the IBM Electronic Service Call website and entered the details and they sent me an empty box to ship my laptop back for repair. This seems overkill as I'm sure I could just pop in a new mSATA if that really was the problem, I don't want to give up my PC.
My T430 seems to run fine. Wondering if this is a software problem with LSC? Here is my error code:
LENOVO HARDWARE SCAN ERROR: RESULT CODE: WHD01V002-UI8VYJ DATE RUN: 1/26/2013 - 14:52 DEVICE: SANDISK-SANDISKSSDU10016GB-123659310730
(I don't get this error when I test the SSD by itself, only if SSD is tested right after the primary HD)
Is it worth sending back to Lenovo? Or does LSC have a glitch?
I have just bought a new Ideapad Z510 (Core i7 4702MQ, GeForce GT 745M, display Full HD, 1TB HDD+SSD. I have a strange problem: when I connect an external display via HDMI it goes blank after some minutes. THe same display connected via VGA is ok. I have tried two different HDMI cable and the behaviour was the same.
Video drivers for both Intel integrated GPU and NVIDIA discrete one are update.
My network card is on the fritz, to put it simply. I randomly lose internet access, and my network connection is listed as "Limited Access". Sometimes turning off the adapter and turning it back on solves the problem, but sometimes I need to do a full reboot. My system is the only one affected, so I know its not the router. I have already viewed the similar threads and tried the methods advised with no success.
So far I have: -Updated my drivers -Disabled Broadcom Bluetooth service at startup -Disabled Hybrid Sleep -Told Windows not to shut the network card off.
I did a System Refresh last week and that's when the problem started.
Well the GPU on my M1330 finally gave way tonight. (At least that is what believe is causing the colored lines anyway.) My warrenty expired last summer, but as I recall Dell extend the warrenty on the GPU 12 months past the orginal warrenty. I plan on giving tech support a ring tomorrow (or Monday, I'm not sure how much luck I'd have over the weekend). Any tips from those who have been through this? What should I expect? Motherboard replacement? Refurb replacement? Any input would be welcome.
i have tried updating my computer (vista OS) with the latest updates (for security update). i tried twice (which had me restart, and i did), and both times they failed. why is this? this has happened before.
If you're the type to watch the late stock tickers, you might have noticed that NVIDIA's stock just took a pretty big hit, down 24 percent to $13.56 -- that's because the company just informed investors that "significant quantities" of previous-generation graphics chips have been failing at "higher than normal rates," and that it's lowering its Q2 estimates due to pricing pressure. NVIDIA will be taking a $150M to $250M charge against earnings next quarter to cover the cost of repairing and replacing the affected chips, but didn't specifically announce what products were defective, just that they include GPUs and "media and communications processors." Laptop makers have apparently already been given an updated GPU driver which kicks in fans sooner to reduce "thermal stress" on the GPU, and NVIDIA says it's talking to its suppliers about being reimbursed for the faulty parts. That's great and all, but we'd really rather know which chips specifically are failing -- if you're serious about playing in the big leagues, you better come clean, guys.
For someone who has a 7900GTX which is getting "fevers" regularly, this angers me. Hopefully the "repairing and replacing" comes with new parts for laptops and customers new and old like Dell did with the LCDs.
i couldn't believe that dell has finally released new drivers for our Ati Mobility Radeon 4570!!
Release Date: 12 October 2009
I didn't see any benefit really in installing the the mobility modder drivers(was on 9.9). My COD4 was dropping to 20fps on occasions and I only play in 1280x720 with modest settings! I thought that game ran really well even on the Nvidia 8600Ms according to so many people. But COD4 runs pretty badly on my PC, gets my GPU to hit 88C even when I'm letting it breathe and all and makes me kind of depressed.
I uninstalled everything and installed these new Dell drivers. The drivers installed, but the CCC is messed up. See attached picture for the error I get when I try opening it. Clicking on "Advanced View" gets me nothing.. Nothing shows up at all. I reinstalled the 9.9 CCC ONLY, still the same error message.
Anyone else having the same problem? Could you atleast help me with why my 4570 is performing so poorly?
She has been wanting to make the windows 7 switch, however she only has 512MB ram in it, so she ordered a 2x1GB ddr2 667 Crucial kit off Newegg for me to install.
After it arrived I popped open her memory compartment and lo and behold there were two 512 sticks already in there. I was puzzled by this, so I installed the new ram and went into the BIOS, which reported that dual channel mode was running and there was only 1024MB of memory.
I naturally thought one of the memory slots was dead so I tried each stick in one slot at a time, each time it booted up with the exact same info, 1024MB of ram. From this I can only conclude that it simply refuses to actually run dual channel, despite both slots being perfectly functional.
I have flashed the BIOS, to no avail, and now have no idea what to do.
I keep my computer plugged in when I'm at home, but my power cord keeps "shutting itself off" and stops charging. So sometimes I check my battery power and there's like 24% left. My battery seems to be holding a charge for now, but my power cord seems to randomly fail. Never in my life have I ever heard of power cords failing-I'm sure it happens but this is ridiculous.
I can't define fail as stop spinning, but there will be a buzz-saw, grinding like the blades are hitting something, or a sound that resembles an approaching airplane (this WWII diving airplanes) that will continue to grow. It is audible at around 3000 rpm, and when you tilt the laptop at 45 degrees it seems worse. It's not a healthy sound. To hear it the best, run your fans at 6000 rpm and then slow them down to 2000 rpm. At 2000 rpm the fans continue to be inaudible. Unfortunately, it is this audible/inaudible combo that seems to make the problem more annoying b/c I can clearly hear the contrasts. If it was always there, I might be able to tune it out.
This is not an isolated complaint about the classic mbp, but I've had so many of them over the last few years and all of them eventually exhibit this behavior. Every time I have taken it into Apple (about 3 different classic mbps) they have replaced the fan and said it was faulty. Whether they just wanted to make me happy or not is unknown, but a new fan did seem to help...until a few months later.