Lenovo laptop wont boot fully

Lenovo Ideapad z400 14" led notebook - i...
August 26, 2013 at 04:39:05
Specs: Windows 8
Computer wont boot when trying to come out of sleep/hibernation from closing the laptop screen. Will click the external mouse to start the boot up which starts the hard drive spinning and the screen comes on but stays black then it shuts off again. do this a bunch of times and it will finally boot.

I have also tried forcing it to turn off by holding down the power button and then booting from there. same problem but with the addition of power button not seeming to respond well.

Once the computer is on I can restart it and such with no problem.


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#1
August 26, 2013 at 05:44:07
On laptops, sleep and hibernate are different. Sleep is best for short breaks up to a half hour and hibernate is much better for longer breaks and for overnight, turning it off is best.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...
When you just close the cover, you are suspending to RAM and your system is continuing to supply a minimal current to the memory to keep it alive. If there is a tiny drop in the current, you will loose the integrity of the memory. With hibernate, your system is suspended to a portion of your hard drive so your system uses less energy from your battery and you are less likely to loose anything open or the ability to resume.

If you get into problems where the power button is not shutting it off or turning it on, remove the battery for 10 seconds or more and then restart it.

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


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#2
August 26, 2013 at 06:09:51
One problem. I can not remove the battery, it is installed inside the case.
Secondly, I should note that this only started recently after my university made me reset my computer and that the laptop is only slightly over a month old.

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#3
August 26, 2013 at 13:35:56
"university made me reset my computer"

Was that a factory restore or something else?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
August 26, 2013 at 16:30:13
yes, a factory restore using the option in windows 8.

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#5
August 26, 2013 at 18:14:32
As it's only a month or so old I would consider sending it back or contacting them about a repair. You don't have to say you factory restored it (not that it should really matter).

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#6
August 27, 2013 at 06:43:56
I might just do that. The one thing I have figured out is that if I take the power cable, unplug it and plug it back in I can get the computer to boot on the first try.

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