Lenovo Y410p P/Y/Z Series :: Messed Up Boot Loader While Dual Booting
Nov 2, 2014
I have a y410p with windows 8 on it. I recently installed a debian based linux alongside windows so I can dual boot them.This required me to also add Grub to the the disk. But grub was in legacy mode and i had problems booting up win8. So, I used boot-repair to try to fix it, but it seems to have gotten worse.
I got my Ideapad y410p a week ago. It came with Windows 8 and many useless softwares installed. It was taking around 3 minutes of time and immediately i updated my os to 8.1 (x64). Even after updating to 8.1, the boot time didn't get any better. I unistalled useless softwares like Mcafee, Cyberlink tools and many and installed AntiVir and Visual Studio. Turn on Fast startup is also enabled. But what is painful is it still takes 2 minutes and 31 seconds plus to load my desktop. What is more painful to me is My old laptop (Amd Dual Core, 3GB Ram with Many softwares installed with windows 7) loads earlier than this.
Unfortunately I woke up this morning to my Y410P stuck with the Lenovo logo and text saying "Preparing Automatic Repair". After a few moments it will say "Diagnosing your PC " and then "Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete." Then after a few seconds it restarts and everything happens again.
I got my W540 recently with windows 8.1 pro on it. but as all engineers worst nightmare windows 8 has hard time with engineering softwares (for my case TIA Portal for PLC programming software which only support windows 7). so i need to have a windows 7. i prefer to keep my windows 8 and have dual boot system with windows 7 added. But i can't install windows 7. initially due to disk type (GPT), then i changed it to MBR without losing my files (which only was possible if i had deleted the recovery partition- now my recovery is on my flash drive). But there are already 4 partitions on the system (1 for C: drive and 3 for recovery and system files which came originally with the product) , how can i install a windows 7? i can't add another partition because that makes my disk a Dynamic disk. i really need windows 7 on my system ASAP.
I have recently purchased a W540 and connected to my Dell u3011 30" monitor. I used the Dual Link DVI-D cable that came with the monitor and plugged it into my Ultra Dock. The maximum resolution i can get is 1920x1080? When i change over to a Display port cable i can achieve the full 2560 x 1600 resolution? Is there something i need to do in addition to achieve the full 2560x1600 resolution with the DVI-D dual link cable? I want to be able to connect 2 laptops to the one monitor and only have 1 display port input so i need to be able to use the DVI cable on the 2nd machine while still achieving 2560x1600 resolution.
It started at 17% and even though it says it's plugged in and charging it doesn't do so. On " Energy Management" I have it set to 'Maximum battery life', the charging status says its 'charging', and the battery status is 'Good'.
I am hoping to buy an HP Envy 15 j102saI want to fit an mSATA SSD as well as the hard drive1. Does this model have a free mSATA bay?2. Is it possible to boot off the SSD and will it require a boot loader from the HDD?
Using my Ideapad Y410p this morning (six months old), the computer abruptly crashed and shutdown with no warning of any sort. Straight to black screen and lights went out. I thought perhaps it overheated and shutdown as some sort of safety measure, as my old Dell used to do that. The laptop was warm, but I've seen it get hotter and still perform.
Now I can't get power back. Pressing the on/off button doesn't get me any sort of noise or lights. Tried unplugging the battery and AC power for a while, and still not working. Held down power button several times seeing if it would reset something. Opened it up the cover and took a look but didn't see anything wrong. Popped the RAM cards in and out. It's just dead in the water.
I recently recieved a y410p ideapad I ordered off the lenova website. However, it won't start up. When I try, it brings me to a blue screen with a sad face that says I need to do an automatic repair. This flashes for about two seconds before disappearing and the screen becomes grey and says "lenovo" and "Starting Automatic Repair". From this the screen goes completly grey, and has nothing on it. The computer stays this way for hours and the fan will continue to run. I've tried the reset button on the side and resetting the laptop, but no matter what I do I end up back at that grey screen.
I was trying to access my BIOS recently, but whenever I attempt to do so, all I get is a constant beep sound. I used to be able to access the BIOS just fine, but now I can't. The computer itself still boots fine, though I also can't select any boot options either.
I thought I could fix this by resetting the BIOS, but there doesn't appear to be any way of doing that. The CMOS battery is nowhere to be found, and there is no BIOS update for the Y510p that I can apply.
I have this beautiful laptop and I picked up an SSD since it doesn't come with one. I am placing it in the Caddy. Is there a way to move Windows 8 to the SSD? I can't use a download an ISO from Microsoft since the serial is licensed to the machine. I would like to put it on a USB, or just install straight to the SSD.
I updated my computer to windows 8.1, and now it doesnt recognize the Nvidia 755M graphics card. I even went to this URL... website and tried to run the .bat file, but it showed up with an error stating "Error: Invalid Display Adapter Index specified".
I tried to install Windows 7 on my computer and it was stuck at "Starting Windows." I turned off the computer (held power button) and when I boot it up it said "Resuming Winfows." Then it went to a black screen. So I turned it off again and it went back to "Resuming Windows." I pressed CTRL + ALT + DELETE and it said resume windows or start windows again. I said start windows again and it went to frozen at "Starting Windows" and I can't boot it up or factory reset.
I was using my laptop today and tried to connect to a wireless network. However, my network connections does not allow me to connect to it, and when I tried to troubleshoot the issue, it told me that I needed to plug in an ethernet cord. Looking under the control panel also showed that the option for wireless had disappeared.
I just bought and received a y410p with the hybrid drive. I have a 120gb ssd that I would like to make a fresh install on. Where do I get both the iso and the window's key? My box didn't come with any disks or windows key. I don't really wish to just clone the hdd since there is so much lenovo branded junk included. What are my options?
Edit: Would I also have to install all of the drivers separately? I've not used windows in some time now. I've been running linux for quite awhile and it picks up most hardware without dealing with drivers.
My fairly new Lenovo Y410p funtions extremely well when playing a video game, but only when connected to a charger, as soon as I disconnect the charger, my framerate can drop to upto 1/8th of the original framerate. It is always connected to the NVidia Graphics Card, the power plan is always on high performance, and the minimum processor state on battery for the processor power management is 100%. How I can fix it? Am I missing something fairly obvious, or is there a defect with my computer?
Machine name: LENOVO-PC Operating System: Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.140330-1035) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: LENOVO System Model: 20216 BIOS: 74CN35WW(V1.10) Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.4GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 6130MB RAM Page File: 1423MB used, 10850MB available Windows Dir: C:WINDOWS DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: Using System DPI System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Its a y410p. I want to change my graphic to discrete graphic.
Just received a y410p from ups, no visible box damage but when turned on it goes to an unclear blue screen and does nothing. It sometimes turns on and off repeatedly without getting anywhere. The OKR button gets stuck in when pushed and does nothing but repeatedly turning on and off the laptop. Spoke to lenovo and they are sending me a recovery disk, (not overnight mind you, but 3 day delivery, what great customer service that is). I have serious doubts that the recovery disk will do anything. What are my remedies?
It can detect and "connect" to my wifi, however the moment i try to enter a webpage, it disconnects and doesn't work. So basically, the wifi doesn't work. I have checked the drivers and i'm 99% sure they're updated.
Just received my laptop today. I am playing around with it, but I have found a glaring and obnoxious problem. If I can't get this fix I will have to return it.
I have the option of "Do Nothing" on when lid is closed. However, I found out that the laptop will just randomly open files/programs/apps. I have the laptop sitting on my table. There isn't any rocking or nudging. Is this due to poor planning on this laptop? The laptop isn't even a touch screen so what is going on?
I recently (last month) sent my IdeaPad Y410p in to Lenovo for repairs due to the laptop not turning on, or repeatedly restarting at the BIOS screen. The laptop was repaired by Lenovo (they replaced the motherboard), and returned it to me. The laptop has worked great sincce then, except that the two USB ports on the right side and the headphone and microphone jacks do not work. I have reinstalled the audio drivers, twice, but have not reinstalled the chipset drivers at all, as I don't want to screw around with those untiol I no more about what I should do.
I've read other forums on similar issues, but I can't seem to find one that matches mine exactly.
System: Y410p with 1tb hdd 24gb ssd intel i7-4700 8gb ram 64x windows 8.1 (came installed)
Problem: When I put the computer into sleep mode, it goes into sleep mode without issue. It has stayed in sleep mode for a maximum of 8 hours, but usually before it hits this long the system will turn on. It seems to run random processes and overclock the processor as the computer gets very hot. It will do this until the battery dies, or if plugged in, indefinitely.
While it is doing this I have opened the lid, pressed every key, including power, with no response. Once, and only once, upon pressing the space bar, it had actually come to the unlock screen as though it truly was in sleep (except it was still overheating and on). Otherwise my only option is hard shut down.
I've just gone around it for a while now by shutting down every time and not using sleep. But today I had put it in sleep, and placed it in my backpack where it nearly cooked itself to death.I have tried:
-I have checked the wake_armed, which currently display NONE -I have checked last_wake -I have fiddled with hybrid shutdown.
Got my IdeaPad Y410 P back from virus removal and it's working great but there is no sound. No sound from built in speakers, no sound with headphones. In Control Panel > Sound > Playback (Devices) it says "no audio devices are installed".