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x220 wont boot

#1 Post by scotty scott » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:03 pm

hi all newbie here iv got a x220 that wont boot .on startup goes to preparing automatic repair then diagnosing pc then automatic repair couldnt repair .n bios iv got uefi bios version 1.39 iv tried to load setup defaults but it skips passed tried to do full reset wont do im prob out of my depth here just beenwatching youtube vids i also get system bios &vdeo shadowed any help plz

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Re: x220 wont boot

#2 Post by dr_st » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:21 pm

Try to get the installation media for your OS and do a repair install.
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Re: x220 wont boot

#3 Post by shawross » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:51 pm

Sounds a bit like a MBR problem - master boot record

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Re: x220 wont boot

#4 Post by MikalE » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:15 pm

You will still need the Windows installation disc to repair the MBR. If you don't have one, find one. This is for Windows 7, but I think 8 and 8.1 is the same.
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