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Laptop Doesn't Detect/Boot From USB

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#1 ghostware


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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:03 AM

Hi, all.

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 100S that I received as a gift after it's owner forgot the password and got a new laptop. Trying to get around BitLocker, I wiped the disk and formatted a USB stick on my own laptop with an Ubuntu ISO using Rufus. The Lenovo consistently says "no Boot Device found" when I try to boot from the USB stick, and I have a limited selection of options in BIOS that doesn't let me change any boot options other than turning Secure Boot on or off, so I don't know that there's anything I can do there. I figure it may be a hardware issue with the USB ports, but I'm not positive. If anyone has suggestions, I'm all ears.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:09 AM

Update: I can boot from the USB drive on my laptop, so I know the issues isn't the USB drive.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:15 AM

Make sure SecureBoot is disabled in your UEFI settings if there. Also make sure you disable Quickboot/Fastboot in the settings. On a Lenovo tapping F12 may get you a boot menu.




Per the below video the Lenovo 100 needs a small sim tool to access the boot menu. 


See the post on this thread. The 100S has a 32bit UEFI boot loader which is not normally done. 




Also mentioned here.







Edited by JohnC_21, 12 March 2018 - 10:19 AM.

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