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#1 dhyanp

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 07:50 PM

So on my Lenovo Y40-70 my HDD crashed. It runs Win 8.1. Anyone know what I can try to do before calling Lenovo or Microsoft? 



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Posted 16 October 2015 - 07:52 PM

How to enter safe mode for Lenovo Y40-70 on Win 8.1? My HDD crashed so i can to try to factory reset.



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Posted 16 October 2015 - 07:59 PM

Exactly what happened that lead you to rightfully post your HD crashed?  Were there any warnings?  What behaviors preceeded the HD crash?


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Posted 16 October 2015 - 08:48 PM

In the BIOS it said Hard Drive is not detected. I believe I left my room while my laptop was idle not running any programs. I think the Hibernation file may be corrupted because I tend to close the laptop lid when I shut down or hibernate the laptop and don't wait for the screen to turn black.


Edited by hamluis, 17 October 2015 - 08:40 AM.


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Posted 16 October 2015 - 09:09 PM

When my hibernation file went bad, I booted a Puppy Linux boot DVD and deleted both the hibernate file and the page file.  Booted Windows Install DVD and ran the Startup Repair.  Rebooted into F8/Safe Mode.  Afterwards, I was able to boot into regular Windows.


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Posted 16 October 2015 - 09:10 PM

Is there a way where I can get into safe mode and factory reset.
Mod Edit:  Merged topics and posts - Hamluis.
 
I meant that without Puppy Linux can I just do regular safe mode and factory reset.

Edited by hamluis, 17 October 2015 - 08:39 AM.


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 12:00 AM

Here's 5 ways to do it: http://www.digitalcitizen.life/5-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-8-windows-81

 

You can also Google 'windows 8 safe mode' like I just did, for lots of results.

 

Also, you should stick with your original post & not start another. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/593607/hdd-crashed/

 

Perhaps a mod will move & combine.


Edited by saw101, 17 October 2015 - 12:04 AM.

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 07:42 AM

When my hibernation file went bad, I booted a Puppy Linux boot DVD and deleted both the hibernate file and the page file.  Booted Windows Install DVD and ran the Startup Repair.  Rebooted into F8/Safe Mode.  Afterwards, I was able to boot into regular Windows.

You are giving instructions that are used in Windows 7.  This Lenovo is running Windows 8.1.


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Posted 17 October 2015 - 07:49 AM

With Windows 8.1 you have to be able to boot into Windows to enable Safe Mode.  You can't use the F8 method to boot into Safe Mode as you could with earlier versions of Windows.  Windows 8.1 boots too fast to be able to enter the F8 command.  

 

What happens when you try to boot into Windows?

 

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:10 AM

[rjs-deleted, will be watching & learning]


Edited by RolandJS, 17 October 2015 - 10:19 AM.

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http://collegecafe.fr.yuku.com/forums/45/Computer-Technologies/

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