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Windows 7: Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

10 Aug 2015   #41
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

Thanks again. My BIOS Configuration says.

System Time 17:21:48, System Date 8/10/2015,
USB Legacy Enabled,
WLAN enabled,
BT enabled,
SATA Controller Working mode AHCI,
Power Beep Disabled,
intel virtual Technology Disabled

Info Tab
BIOS Version 5FCN27WW
KBC Version 5FEC27WW
Hard Disk 750 GB (S1) ==> It looks like single HDD. How do I confirm, whether it is one or more?

UEFI Boot Enabled
Boot Priority Order
1. ATA HDD
2.ATAPI CD
3.USB CD
4.USB HDD
5.USB FDD
6.PCI LAN

I am not able to see pacific time setting in BIOS. Where did you get that info?

I find the command prompt

Date : 8/10/2015
Time : 17:50:30:46 ====> It is sync with Eastern time. I am not sure, where did systeminfo pick the date & time zone from.



I hope this helps.

Thanks for helping.


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10 Aug 2015   #42
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I assumed it picked it up from BIOS, but it could have picked it up from the OS.
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11 Aug 2015   #43
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

@Steve,

Any thoughts upon review ?

Awaiting for your directions!
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11 Aug 2015   #44
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

MDRI, I believe you are going to have to have an installation disk to either repair it or reinstall Windows. Your system specs do not say which version of Windows you have. You can borrow one from a friend that has a Windows 7 X64 and the same version of windows you have (Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate).

We can try running Seatools for DOS to check your hard drive SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
and Check disk SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

I would first like you to go into BIOS and set it to optimized defaults. Check the sata controller and make sure it is in the same mode it is in now, set your boot options to the hard drive windows is installed on, save and exit.

After resetting bios, as a test, please download a Linux Live ISO file and brn it to a CD. Boot from that and run it for a while to see if it operates correctly. If it does, it will tell us you have a driver problem and not a hardware problem.

You can also use the Linux disk to copy/paste your personal files to an external source. Let me know how that cones out.
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11 Aug 2015   #45
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

I got the OS along with laptop as preinstalled. They did not provide a CD. When It was working OK, I know it showed as Windows 7, SP1, 64bit. Does sea tools help to find version of Windows I have?

Is there any command prompt command to find that out?

When I press F2, it shows

The SATA controller now(AHCI) (SATA Controller Working mode AHCI),
Boot options as 1 ATA HDD.

Where is in BIOS to point the hard drive windows is installed on?

How do I set it to optimized defaults in BIOS?

Thanks for your guidance .
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11 Aug 2015   #46
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You may only have 1 hard drive, but there is usually something like hard drive BBS or something like that. There is usually a menu telling you how to set the bios to defaults, which is how it came from the factory. If you have an optimized defaults, select that.
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11 Aug 2015   #47
DonnaB

Win7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP 32-bit, W2K 32-bit (VM)
 
 

Hi MDRI,

Follow essenbe's advice. He knows what he's talking about. My next suggestion would have been the Seatools for DOS as he suggested to make sure that the HDD is in good condition. If it is, you might have the opportunity to restore back to factory condition (as is out of the box when you bought the laptop) since FRST displays what appears to be the recovery partition as being intact. Strange that it is located on the e: drive. It is usually located on d:. Maybe essenbe could enlighten me here with his knowledge.

See below:
Quote:
==================== Drives ================================

Drive c: (Windows7_OS) (Fixed) (Total:653.44 GB) (Free:389.66 GB) NTFS ==>[system with boot components (obtained from reading drive)]
Drive e: (LENOVO) (Fixed) (Total:25.47 GB) (Free:8.52 GB) NTFS
Donna
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11 Aug 2015   #48
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Sorry, I can't tell you. I am not familiar with the partition structure on Lenovo drives, or most OEMs. If I could see disk management, maybe I could have something to add.
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11 Aug 2015   #49
MDRI

Win 7 64 bit, 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
 
 

I checked another computer . It says

OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation

C:\>ver

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]

The laptop that has issue shows

D:\Windows\System32>ver

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]

for some reason it is not picking up the OS Name

I downloaded the SeaTools for DOS and Windows and run test . I find only one (1) drive. It did not find any error.

I am attaching the screen shot of result.


As I mentioned, I have access only using F8 ===> Repair Computer===> Command Prompt ===> Works OK

All other opens leads to black screen with cursor in the middle.

My OS drive is D:

As I do not have a repair CD, I tried your suggestion in F8 ===> Repair Computer===> Command Prompt


Code:
I ran d:\windows sfc/scannow ===> I got
 
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time
 
There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart windows and run it again.
Is there a way to override this system repair pending stuff?


It did not create Minidump file in d:\windows

so I ran in repair computer options using

Code:
1) sfc /scannow /offbootdir=x:\ /offwindir=D:\windows

2) sfc /scannow /offbootdir=d:\ /offwindir=D:\windows
I am attaching the zip file that contain CBS.LOG & [SR] tag extract (xxx.txt).
I did not any find ERRORS there, SFC ended with message saying "found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" . It is misleading. There is no [SR] tag pointing to corrupt files.

I did not find minidump in d:\windows after this sfc run.

I find some message as "00007bff [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
00007c01 [SR] Cannot repair member file "

Diskpart List

Code:
DISKPART> list volume

  Volume ###  Ltr  Label        Fs     Type        Size     Status     Info
  ----------  ---  -----------  -----  ----------  -------  ---------  --------
  Volume 0     F      DVD-ROM                                  0 B  No Media
  Volume 1     C      NTFS   Partition                     200 MB  Healthy
  Volume 2     D   Windows7_OS  NTFS   Partition    653 GB  Healthy
  Volume 3     E   LENOVO       NTFS   Partition       25 GB  Healthy
  Volume 4     G    FAT    Removable                     979 MB  Healthy
  Volume 5         LENOVO_PART  NTFS   Partition     19 GB  Healthy    Hidden

DISKPART> exit
I find onekey recovery button in my laptop. I am attaching the piece that talk about this button & onekey recovery process.

Please review this piece & let me know whether it could help us.

I did review BIOS settings. I found Local Setup Defaults. I picked this one .

Code:
BEFORE Setting to default

My BIOS Configuration says.

System Time 22:01:04, System Date 8/11/2015,
USB Legacy Enabled,
WLAN enabled,
BT enabled,
SATA Controller Working mode AHCI,
Power Beep Disabled,
intel virtual Technology Disabled

Info Tab
BIOS Version 5FCN27WW
KBC Version 5FEC27WW
Hard Disk 750 GB (S1) ==> It looks like single HDD. How do I confirm, whether it is one or more?

BOOT TAB
UEFI Boot Enabled
Boot Priority Order
1. ATA HDD
2.ATAPI CD
3.USB CD
4.USB HDD
5.USB FDD
6.PCI LAN
Code:
AFTER Setting to default

My BIOS Configuration says.

System Time 22:03:14, System Date 8/11/2015,
USB Legacy Enabled,
WLAN enabled,
BT enabled,
SATA Controller Working mode AHCI,
Power Beep Disabled,
intel virtual Technology Disabled

Info Tab
BIOS Version 5FCN27WW
KBC Version 5FEC27WW
Hard Disk 750 GB (S1) 

BOOT TAB
UEFI Boot Enabled
Boot Priority Order
1.USB HDD
2. ATA HDD
3.ATAPI CD
4.USB FDD
5.PCI LAN
6.USB CD


I did not find an option to set boot options to the hard drive windows is installed on.


I hope this helps.

Awaiting for your next step suggestion


Attached Files
File Type: pdf Z580Recovery.pdf (53.3 KB, 6 views)
File Type: zip Z580SFC.zip (1.42 MB, 3 views)
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12 Aug 2015   #50
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I have asked for someone to look at the CBS files. For some reason I cannot open the Recovery.pdf file. But, if you can get the recovery to work, it will restore your computer to the factory state. So, you need to recover all of your personal files first. You will need an Installation disk, a Repair disk or a Live Linux CD/USB drive and an external hard drive.

OK I got the .pdf file to open. It looks pretty simple, if it works. Have you made a system image to recover from in the past? if so, you can recover from it, or if not you can recover back to the way the Laptop came from the factory.

You can download drivers, Manual, Bios updates and several other things from here. Laptops and netbooks :: IdeaPad Z Series laptops :: IdeaPad Z580 - Lenovo Support (US)
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