Mark Minasi's Tech Forum
Register Calendar Latest Topics Chat
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
donoli

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 497
Reply with quote  #1 
I have a friend with a Lenovo Ideapad that will only go into automatic repair every time it boots.  The repair always fails no matter what options, I choose. If I choose a command prompt, which has a c:\ icon, it takes me to x:\windows\system32.  I can change it to c: but half of what I would normally see on the c: drive is not there.  E: is the only other option, also \windows\system32.  The Q: recovery drive doesn't seem to exist.  I know that the owner accidentally accessed it once.   Is it a one time only option?  Whenever I try to boot from a CD, the machine shutsdown.  I've read a million web sites on the problem.  I've toggled various options in the BIOS.  It just won't boot.  I can also access the registry but I can't find a key to disable automatic repair.  Does anyone have an answer?
0
Rastor728

Avatar / Picture

Still Checking the Forum Out
Registered:
Posts: 5
Reply with quote  #2 
Is the Lenovo One Key Recovery System available?

You didn't list a specific model but Lenovo has quite an extensive list of software, downloads and troubleshooting topics for each individual model.


__________________
You aren't allowed to give yourself a report card!
0
donoli

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 497
Reply with quote  #3 
The machine is a Lenovo Ideapad B560.  The one key recovery wouldn't take it out of the loop.  It's not a Lenovo problem, it's a Windows 8 & 10 problem. 

I moved the HD to another Lenovo.  The repair loop continued which told me that the problem was in the OS.  I had a Win 7 installation CD from yet a 3rd Lenovo laptop.  The install seemed to go smoothly except it seems to be taking forever to pass "Please wait. Preload customization in progress."
0
Rastor728

Avatar / Picture

Still Checking the Forum Out
Registered:
Posts: 5
Reply with quote  #4 
Can you at least mount the volume using WinPE and copy/move the user data and then try a fresh rebuild?
__________________
You aren't allowed to give yourself a report card!
0
donoli

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 497
Reply with quote  #5 
Thanks for your response but it's a dead issue now.  The woman decided to buy a new laptop.  I doubt that she wants me to try to save the original but I will ask.
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation: