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12-Aug-2009, 09:14 AM #1
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My ibm netvista with windows me is stuck in a reboot loop, as soon as it gets to the icon screen it reboots. I have the recovery disc but can not get it to run because of the loop. How i fix this problem
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12-Aug-2009, 12:37 PM #2
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Have you tried booting into Safe Mode? Tap F8 after you power on the system, then choose Safe Mode from the Boot Menu.
If that works, I'd try running System Restore. The Help and Support page that loads when you boot to Saffe Mode should have a link to it, or you can access it from Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools

If that doesn't work, and you want to use the Recovery Disk, you'll need to set the BIOS so that the CD/DVD drive is first in the boot order, then boot from the Recovery CD.
Watch the screen as the system boots, the key press to enter the BIOS (aka Setup or System Setup) should be displayed, Del and F2 are common.
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13-Aug-2009, 11:44 AM #3
Safe mode has 4 options
1. Normal
2. Logged (\bootlog.txt)
3. Safe mode
4. Step by step confirmation
enter a choice;

tried all no help
did get in one restore from the system tools menu but it did not help

how do you set the bios?
I am also having a problem getting g drive to read.
The loop is to quick to get anything done
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14-Aug-2009, 12:33 AM #4
This is from the Quick Start Guide for a NetVista Desktop. There are dozens of models, but most often the method to get into the BIOS is the same.
You can find the User Guide for your model by starring here:
Lenovo Support and Downloads
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Changing the primary startup sequence
If you inserted a CD in the CD drive and your computer does not read the CD
on startup, change the primary startup device using the Configuration/Setup
Utility program. To change the startup sequence:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Turn on your computer.
3. When the Configuration/Setup Utility program prompt appears, quickly
press F1. The prompt appears for only a few seconds.
4. From the Configuration/Setup Utility menu, select Start Options.
5. From the Start Options menu, select Startup Sequence.
6. Under Primary Startup Sequence, select First Startup Device.
7. Note the device currently selected as the first startup device and write it
down for future reference. You must restore this setting when you finish.
8. Change the first startup device to your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
9. Press Esc until you return to the Configuration/Setup Utility program
menu.
10. Select Save Settings and press Enter before you exit from the program.
11. Turn off your computer.
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