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Boot problem

  • Windows 7
  • Drivers
Last response: in Windows 7
December 6, 2012 10:04:06 PM

I had an OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 installed, and one day my windows started hanging after the windows logo (when the login screen would appear). I hadn't installed or updated any drivers. After being unable to fix the problem through restoring to a system image, startup repair, etc. I reinstalled Windows 7 x64 from a clean iso (no OEM ware). This meant I was missing some drivers. I downloaded the drivers from the Lenovo website, and after installing the video driver, the problem occurred again.

The system does however work fine on Ubuntu 12.10 (Linux).

Any help?

Using: Lenovo IdeaPad Y560
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730

More about : boot problem

December 7, 2012 1:57:55 AM

Also, there is no cursor, and the windows will boot normally after maybe 30 tries, but will crash after a while with the screen frozen and the sound giving off a repeated static, low-frequency noise.
December 8, 2012 4:29:58 AM

Update: I tried plugging in an HDMI cable and unplugging it, which fixed it for about a day. However, while playing a video game, the screen froze, and I was forced to hard reset the computer and the problem happened again.

I tried the HDMI solution again but it doesn't work. My TV, which the cable is connected to, reports a screen resolution and refresh rate outside my range. I can't change it from Monitors, it's stuck at "Use the hardware default," and the registry didn't seem to help either.
December 8, 2012 9:42:08 PM

For some reason, the laptop would boot without the AC plugged in. I changed the power plan settings on AC to match the ones on battery and it worked for a little bit, until my laptop crashed again. It no longer boots on or without AC.