Stuck in boot loop

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Stefant277

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When I turn my laptop it always goes to boot menu/app menu. I tried switching boot priority in setup and it worked before but it doesn't work now. I have lenovo g580
 

Stefant277

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In boot menu I have two options:
PCI LAN: Atheros boot agent
ATAPI CD: tsstcorp cddvdw sn 208ab

It worked before to put ATA HDD: first in boot priority order but now it just brings me back to boot menu
 

plodr

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The fact that you don't see your hard drive as a boot choice, tells us, your hard drive has a problem. It is not being recognized by the computer. You need to replace the hard drive.
That's why the computer loops - it sees nothing to boot from. PCI LAN means it hopes to find a networked computer with a Windows operating system on it to boot from. The other option is to have a CD or DVD in the optical drive with an operating system to boot from. Since you are not on a network nor have an OS on a disk to boot from, it keeps sending you back to the boot menu.

The other option is to get someone to put linux on a USB stick. You can then boot from the stick to use the computer.
 
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