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Lenovo Y510P Won't boot, Disk write protected


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#1 Bransonb3

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 08:04 AM

I have a Lenovo 510p running windows 8.1. It did an automatic update after restarting it showed a BSOD for less than a second then went into startup repair. It said "Startup repair couldn't repair your PC" it had a spot to display a log file location but it was blank. When I tried to refresh it said "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again". Reset said "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing". System restore said "To use system restore you must specify which Windows installation to restore." I only have one Windows installation. When I ran chkdsk it said (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B24yfUwZYyCQRWtySHlyc2plNEk/view?usp=docslist_api) when I did chkdsk /f it said (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B24yfUwZYyCQZHlQNFlFWmN2WGc/view?usp=docslist_api). I ran the Lenovo system restore and it restored back to factory settings, but still won't boot. If I connect the drive to another computer I'm able to see all the files but it won't boot on the other computer either.

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 10:31 AM

Hi Branson,

 

After restoring to factory settings do you see any error during the boot process?


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 11:50 AM

It comes up with a BSOD for less than a second, is there anyway to make it stay for longer?

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 12:55 PM

Hi,

 

It comes up with a BSOD for less than a second, is there anyway to make it stay for longer?

 

Do you have the Windows 8.1 DVD or a USB Windows Recovery Drive?


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 01:03 PM

No, is that something I could create.

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 01:06 PM

No, is that something I could create.

 

Do you have another computer running Windows 8.1 and a flash drive?


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 01:52 PM

No its running Windows 10

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 03:19 PM

No its running Windows 10

 

In that case it's probably better to download the Windows 8.1 DVD directly from Microsoft http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media

 

or during the error boot circle can you access the Advanced Options -> Command Prompt?


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 03:32 PM

Yes I can

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 09:21 AM

Yes I can

 

In that case from the Command Prompt type the following:

bcdedit  /set  {globalsettings}  advancedoptions true

the result should be "The operation complete successfully" or similar

 

Restart the computer and now you should see a menu like this:

bootoptions-557x600.png

 

Press F9 to disable the automatic restart after failure and it should stop showing the error code.

 

Post the error code and any file name mentioned if provided.

 

Edit: Probably after pressing F9 you need to choose the windows installation to boot from.


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 12:03 PM

Thanks for all the help. When you said something about recovery disk, it reminded me that I had the windows 8.1 installtion media creation tool. I was able to install 8.1 used the flash drive I created and as soon as it finished installing it asked if I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10. Everything seems to be working fine now. Thanks again.

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 01:09 PM

Thanks for all the help. When you said something about recovery disk, it reminded me that I had the windows 8.1 installtion media creation tool. I was able to install 8.1 used the flash drive I created and as soon as it finished installing it asked if I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10. Everything seems to be working fine now. Thanks again.

 

Good to know. Thanks.


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