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My laptop won't boot from hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Outdacell, Apr 8, 2019.

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  1. Outdacell

    Outdacell Thread Starter

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    I have a Lenovo Y-70 Touch laptop that isn't booting from the hard drive. It can detect the hard drive in BIOS but in the boot menu it's undetected.

    Also I've tried changing from EUFI to Legacy but it doesn't help.

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  2. Outdacell

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    I meant UEFI not EUFI


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  3. itanus123456

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    in the boot order you don't see the hard disk?
     
  4. SpywareDr

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    Looks to me like the Seagate 2TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD SATA 6Gb/s Flash Accelerated (8GB) Performance Hard Drive (ST2000LX001) has never had an Operating System installed on it, or it is so corrupt (malware?) that the computer can no longer boot from it, or the hard drive has failed.

    Try testing it with Seagate's SeaTools for DOS, available here https://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/seatools-legacy-support-master/
    Create a bootable USB (or CD/DVD) with it, boot the computer with it and run the tests. If it passes all of the tests, the drive itself is okay.
     
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    From what I can determine, the Lenovo Y70 Touch 17.3" laptop originally came with Windows 8.1 64-bit.

    You posted your issue in the "Windows 10" section, so we have to assume you made some change to the hard drive and/or Windows operating system.

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  6. Outdacell

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    Do you see the attached images in the post and in my 1st comment?
     
  7. Outdacell

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    I will give this a try. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Yes but that was when win 10 1st came out other than minimal updates the software is fine.
     
  9. Outdacell

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    So I've tried to get this to be recognized by my PC. I have tried 4 USB sticks, all have been formatted and have been made bootable with the DOS software on them. For some reason, it isn't being recognized by my system. I see in the Bios that USB Boot is enabled but for some reason, the USB ports aren't working. In the boot menu they dont appear, thats with UEFI or Legacy enabled via Bios.

    I do know that all 4 ports were working on the system before this issue occurred. And I have tested other USB devices such as a portable hard drive which only receives power through the port. I doubt all of the ports are faulty.

    Any tips or recommendations?

    Should I just give up on the system as a whole or is this something that is fixable or repairable?
     
  10. SpywareDr

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    Are you able to boot another computer from any of the four USB flash drives you created?
     
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    Yes, I can I have a Toshiba laptop that it works with.
     
  12. SpywareDr

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    Try resetting the Lenovo's BIOS to factory defaults. If the USB ports are still not working, sounds like a serious hardware problem.
     
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