win 7 thinkpad start in loop

Lenovo Thinkpad twist s230u black 12.5"...
June 23, 2016 at 01:33:10
Specs: Linux
Thinkpad came with windows 7 got update to win 10 now starts in loop have tried start menu can't get into dos have recovery disks and product key for thinkpad or ???
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#1
June 23, 2016 at 03:33:03
Use recovery discs to restore Windows 7. It's more user-friendly than Windows 10 anyway.

The forums are full of posts from people who hate Windows 10 and have gone back to Windows 7.

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#2
June 23, 2016 at 06:08:02
Hopefully you have copied all your personal files to external storage already? Typically to DVD at least, and to an external hard drive too is nice(r).

A factory reset/restore/recovery will erase everything in the process, including your files...

It may be possible boot up via a usb connected DVD or flash drive - using a Linux OS variant on the usb device. If so then you may be able access the SSD in your Lenovo and copy the files to DVD etc.

Regardless of current situation, in the future regularly duplicate/copy anything you wouldn't wish to lose to external storage. That way when things go pear shaped... "your" files are for the most part safe elsewhere.

This link takes to a series of interesting (helpful) fixes for the problem you post; Suggest you have a browse yourself as I'd just cherry picking and not necessarily find those that will resolve it all...?

http://tinyurl.com/hd8novf

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#3
June 23, 2016 at 11:55:19
They don't help they are being read but still no start

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#4
June 23, 2016 at 11:56:36
Have everything backed up but factory reset is no go

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#5
June 23, 2016 at 19:46:06
Using the disks? At what point in the process did it fail and what were the symptoms?

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#6
June 30, 2016 at 18:17:49
Won't run them just takes longer for same outcome

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#7
June 30, 2016 at 18:19:36
Have all my stuff on USB backup but wont read them or load disk

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#8
June 30, 2016 at 18:21:46
It turns on shows Lenovo startup screen goes to black screen DVD starts running then repeats over and over

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#9
July 1, 2016 at 00:33:39
Download an ISO of Linux and brun it to a DVD. Boot with that DVD. It will load itself into RAM only, coming up on a windows style desktop. If this is sccessful it will confirm that hardware is OK, the built in DVD drive included.

ubuntu from ubuntu.com is one such Linux variant; another is puppuy Linux. And there are other variants.

You may need to access bios settings to set DVD as first boot item, if it isn't already. Incidentally, I'd check the boot order regardless... and if it isn't DVD first make it so (to coin a fraze...?) and then try your recovery disks again - before testing with a Linux disk.


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#10
July 1, 2016 at 19:37:30
If the problem is due only to the upgrade gone awry then you shouldn't have a problem booting from a good cd/dvd disk. As trvlr suggests, check the boot order in cmos/bios setup. After that you may be able to boot with the recovery disk.

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