BIOS Freezes After Few seconds when inside

April 10, 2015 at 00:00:15
Specs: Windows 64
Hey there

Can some one post why BIOS may freezes after accessing the same after few seconds.

Then i simply do a short press on the power button and it turns off. One more short press on the power button and it turns on with out having further problems.

I have laptop Lenovo y510p with these specs: http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptop...

I have no experience in this stuff, that's why i simply provided the link to the specs.

Thanks in advance

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#1
April 10, 2015 at 01:31:47
Big question, could be many, many things.

Do you have a USB device connected?

Process of elimination,

bios freezing lenovo y510p
https://www.google.com.au/?gws_rd=s...


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#2
April 14, 2015 at 13:03:41
I don't know nothing about computers.

Can you please tell me what to provide here. What more specific information?

How do you mean USB device, i have my mouse connected nothing else Also i have all my drivers up to date, all downloaded from Lenovo official page. I've updated them via Iobits Driver Booster 2.

I've updated bios too, downloaded from official page too, yet still the same problem.

Done clean windows install, yet the problem is here.

I bought this laptop 2014 late June and since then until few days ago i haven't done additional clean windows installs or messing up with bios.

It was getting too slow and decided to do a clean win 7 install and then i noticed it was freezing when few seconds in bios.

What is that process of elimination?

Thanks for your effort

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#3
April 14, 2015 at 13:25:05
I don't think it is the BIOS you see that is freezing.

Just to clarify, does your computer freeze while it is starting up? While white text scrolls up a black screen? If so this is the POST, the Power On Self Test.

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#4
April 14, 2015 at 13:47:13
Nope just when i go inside BIOS. The lap top start just fine, no freezing, no unusual slow start up.

Btw the BIOS freeze on battery power as on AC power too.

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#5
April 14, 2015 at 14:03:11
Can you describe to me how you are accessing the BIOS please.

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#6
April 14, 2015 at 14:24:53
Sure no problem,

The BIOS freeze occurs when i restart my already on laptop. It does the same when i first start up it. I do this 2 options via f2.

Also i does the same when i press the little button next to the power plug cable.


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#7
April 14, 2015 at 14:43:27
"The BIOS freeze occurs when i restart my already on laptop. It does the same when i first start up it. I do this 2 options via f2"
Take photos of what you are looking at & upload them. Give us the links please.

Upload using one of these.
http://imgur.com

Or,

http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
http://i.imgur.com/naG6t2T.gif
http://i.imgur.com/Vi9ZdIh.gif
http://i.imgur.com/1IZu5kP.gif


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#8
April 14, 2015 at 14:48:10
How about me creating video and doing everything i mentioned above?

Thanks


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#9
April 14, 2015 at 14:51:34
"How about me creating video and doing everything i mentioned above?"
Sounds good.

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#10
April 15, 2015 at 02:38:50
Ok here is the video but now i came up as fool. Nothing happens, the BIOS do not freeze this time but i have something to say about changes i've made.

I had two partitions on my hard drive: C and D. Both were listed as primary. I found a software that makes easy to convert partitions and i converted the partition D into logical.

Maybe that was the case that now BIOS no more freezes?

Here is the video, look at it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sab...


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#11
April 15, 2015 at 03:24:04
"Here is the video, look at it:"
Nice work Goran, I downloaded the video & am slowly going through it.

"Maybe that was the case that now BIOS no more freezes?"
I would say so, it has gone into the repair mode.

You can run this program & see if it finds any more problems, something caused the freezing.
Lazesoft Recovery Suite Home Edition
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.lazesoft.com/lazesoft-re...
Tutorials
http://www.lazesoft.com/guide.html
Screenshot ( SS )
http://i.imgur.com/4HXqQKS.jpg
How to Boot a Computer from a Lazesoft Recovery USB Device
http://www.lazesoft.com/create-a-bo...

I'm here.
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclo...


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#12
April 15, 2015 at 03:37:34
Great, thanks for taking your time to help me here.

Appreciate a lot

I'll perform the recommended stuff above.

Thanks again


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#13
April 15, 2015 at 04:12:17
"Changed D partition to logical"
Normally that partition is for your system recovery, maybe changing it forced Windows to adjust.

"I'll perform the recommended stuff above"
I shall wait for your report, small steps.


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#14
April 15, 2015 at 05:31:42
I done what you recommended and now i have this other appearance when windows starts.

I've done the Quick fix solution but the BIOS freezes again.

Here is the video caught this time ... :( I don't know how it got switched like that appearance but you still can see the BIOS freeze

https://youtu.be/l_coV6DYXCo

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#15
April 15, 2015 at 05:50:34
Please download and run ListParts by Farbar (for 32-bit system):
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...
Please download and run ListParts64 by Farbar (for 64-bit system):
http://download.bleepingcomputer.co...
Click on the Scan button.
The scan results will open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the contents into your reply.
If Listparts won't run. May get the message > The disk management services could not complete the operation
1: Restart the computer. Any messages after the reboot?
2: Delete your copy of ListParts and download the latest ListParts and this time put in on the root of C drive (start => My Computer => C drive). Run ListParts, Copy & Paste the contents the log in your next reply.

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#16
April 15, 2015 at 05:57:10
Scan results:

ListParts by Farbar Version: 31-07-2014
Ran by Nikolov (administrator) on 15-04-2015 at 14:56:06
Windows 7 (X64)
Running From: C:\Users\Nikolov\Downloads
Language: English (United States)
************************************************************

========================= Memory info ======================

Percentage of memory in use: 43%
Total physical RAM: 8108.36 MB
Available physical RAM: 4557.12 MB
Total Pagefile: 16214.92 MB
Available Pagefile: 12367.89 MB
Total Virtual: 8192 MB
Available Virtual: 8191.91 MB

======================= Partitions =========================

1 Drive c: () (Fixed) (Total:292.87 GB) (Free:238.43 GB) NTFS
2 Drive d: () (Fixed) (Total:638.54 GB) (Free:337.14 GB) NTFS

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 931 GB 0 B

Partitions of Disk 0:
===============

Disk ID: D9FA2484

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 100 MB 1024 KB
Partition 2 Primary 292 GB 101 MB
Partition 0 Extended 638 GB 292 GB
Partition 3 Logical 638 GB 292 GB

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 1
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: Yes

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 1 System Rese NTFS Partition 100 MB Healthy System (partition with boot components)

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 2
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 2 C NTFS Partition 292 GB Healthy Boot

======================================================================================================

Disk: 0
Partition 3
Type : 07
Hidden: No
Active: No

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
* Volume 3 D NTFS Partition 638 GB Healthy

======================================================================================================
============================== MBR Partition Table ==================

==============================
Partitions of Disk 0:
===============
Disk ID: D9FA2484
Partition 1: (Active) - (Size=100 MB) - (Type=07 NTFS)
Partition 2: (Not Active) - (Size=293 GB) - (Type=07 NTFS)
Partition 3: (Not Active) - (Size=639 GB) - (Type=OF Extended)


Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}

Resume from Hibernate
---------------------
identifier {9fc9e149-e364-11e4-b3ca-806e6f6e6963}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winresume.exe
description Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Edition
inherit {resumeloadersettings}
filedevice partition=C:
filepath \hiberfil.sys
debugoptionenabled No


****** End Of Log ******


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#17
April 15, 2015 at 06:09:59
I was looking for a hidden partition that was active, that side of things is Ok.

I shall have to call it a night now, will get back in the morning.


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#18
April 15, 2015 at 06:14:47
Sure thing, I am really happy and glad that people like you exist.

Thanks and have a awesome night

Cheers


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#19
April 15, 2015 at 14:53:44
It's almost like the power supply isn't coping, dust is an enemy of power supply.
Curing Laptop/Notebook Overheating
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http://is.gd/vkq6Iz
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Cleaning a Laptop/Notebook Computer
http://www.instructables.com/id/Ext...
http://www.techradar.com/news/mobil...
http://www.cnet.com.au/how-to-clean...

Also remove the memory & clean the contacts with an pencil eraser. Put the memory back & try one stick at a time.
Troubleshooting Category 1 Memory Problems
http://johnsonyip.com/wordpress/201...
http://www.simmtester.com/PAGE/news...
http://www.dewassoc.com/performance...
http://www.computermemoryupgrade.ne...
Installing Laptop Memory
http://www.computermemoryupgrade.ne...

The manual to show you how to remove the cover to do these jobs, will be in the CD that came with the comp.

Or,

download Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P maintenance manual
https://www.google.com.au/search?hl...
http://download.lenovo.com/consumer...

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#20
April 15, 2015 at 16:13:46
For dust it simply cant be. The lap top is never played outside home + i did clean recently the fan area, its very easy to do it. no diging deep in the laptop to get to is.

I just tried adding one by one the ram cards and none of them showed bios freeze.

I cleaned them as you said before adding them no problwms now yet i'll see after some time of using the laptop.

Also this bios freeze, can somehow hurt the laptop or not?

Thanks


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#21
April 15, 2015 at 18:04:45
"For dust it simply cant be"
Didn't think so, but we are running out of things to check.

"now yet i'll see after some time of using the laptop"
Yep.

"Also this bios freeze, can somehow hurt the laptop or not?"
It is not normal.
.
Check your Virtual memory is set to Auto.
Windows 7 - Set to > Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
http://computerlearnhow.com/how-to-...


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#22
April 16, 2015 at 04:53:18
Well,

No dust, i've checked last night, everything is fine, i even barely have, little dust on the fun it self.

Regarding your last solution i don't receive "virtual memory too low" messages.

Here is screen shot from the settings, it's already set to auto: http://prntscr.com/6ueckr


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#23
April 16, 2015 at 06:05:55
"Here is screen shot from the settings, it's already set to auto:"
Perfect.

More possibles.

Refer my screenshots & then the links.
http://i.imgur.com/ElSU0x6.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/VkhBGCX.jpg
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo...
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorial...
http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...

If your previous operating system was W8.1, you may be better off reverting back to it.
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptop...
Download the EXACT version you had installed before & use your product number.
Create installation media for Windows 8.1
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/...
Here are other possibles.
How to Download Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 Installation Media — Legally
http://www.howtogeek.com/186775/how...
How To Download Windows 8 ISO (x86 / x64) File Officially From Microsoft
http://www.redmondpie.com/download-...


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#24
April 16, 2015 at 07:25:43
Sure thing i'll try to set up Boot priority to UEFI first instead of Legacy.

And if still the bios freeze happens i'll try the other recommendations.

Thanks and i'll let you know here.

Cheers


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#25
April 18, 2015 at 07:16:47
Ok so far i've tested it few times and now it does not freeze.

I didn't change nothing in bios, nor installed windows 7 like you suggested above.

I did however clean the ram slots and cards and it seems that that was the problem.

I'll be updating this threat here in case it did happen again and try the other things recommended above.

Thanks


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#26
April 18, 2015 at 20:27:27
Give it a few days or a week, if you have no further problems then selecting a best answer will mark the thread a Solved.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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