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Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:35 PM
Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:39 PM
What is the make and model of the netbook? Was this netbook pre-installed with Windows 10? Do you need personal data from the netbook?
Edited by JohnC_21, 02 February 2018 - 06:39 PM.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:46 PM
Edited by Aire, 02 February 2018 - 06:47 PM.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:52 PM
Follow the below guide. You want to download the Media Creation Tool on another computer but use the iso option and Rufus. This is explained in the guide. The most important part of the guide is using the diskpart commands.
This will be a clean install with no OEM lenovo software.
Edited by JohnC_21, 02 February 2018 - 06:56 PM.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 06:56 PM
Edited by Aire, 02 February 2018 - 06:58 PM.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:00 PM
In order to do the clean install you will need to download the Media Creation Tool on another computer.
You did the reset option inside of Windows 10 and it failed? Did you select a full reset without keeping your files? Can you login to your netbook?
Edit: I just saw your edited post that you cannot boot at all. The only thing you can try is the following.
This will get you to the option to do a reset or startup repair. For startup repair it may take up to three attempts to complete. If you can access Troubleshoot using the above steps and reset or startup repair does not work you may be able to restore the registry hives if you can get to a command prompt. This we can attempt if reset or startup repair does not work.
Edited by JohnC_21, 02 February 2018 - 07:11 PM.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:10 PM
Edited by Aire, 02 February 2018 - 07:12 PM.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:13 PM
See my edited post. Using the power button to force the troubleshooting menu you may be able to reset, startup repair, or system restore, if you have a restore point.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:24 PM
Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:09 PM
Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:25 PM
This probably will not work but you can try it. See the below video. Follow the command prompts show. The idea is to copy the registry hives in the Regback folder and copy them to the config folder. Windows makes backups of the registry in the Regback folder. Replacing the hives in the config folder with the ones in Regback, if there are any there, may get the computer to boot but if a reset failed I have my doubts. Good luck. Watch the video twice before attempting.
If the above fails you will need to access another computer to download the media creation tool and make a Windows 10 DVD or USB flash drive per the guide I linked to in post #4
Edited by JohnC_21, 02 February 2018 - 08:25 PM.
Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:29 PM
Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:48 PM
The reinstall could fail because of a hardware problem. If your hard drive is failing that could be a reason the reset failed.
Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:23 PM
I'm trying to do the clean install as per the guide but I'm on a laptop running 64 bit and the Lenovo was 32bit OS with 64 bit processor...at least I think it was (very small chance I mixed up the OS with the processor and it was the reverse)
In "architecture" should I select the "both" option, or download them both individually (if that's even possible)?
Posted 04 February 2018 - 12:52 PM
If you have a 64bit processor then 64bit OS will work fine. You can install 64bit or 32bit on the Lenovo. If you decide on 32bit select only it. You do not need to download both.
If you have over 4GB of RAM you want 64bit.
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