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E580 Won't Boot

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:10 pm
by Steve M
E580 Won't Boot - and I'm pretty sure I know exactly why. Problem is.. how can I disable it?

I bought it with a HDD but replace it shortly after with a SSD. But I didn't know (or forgot about it) about the Active protection. I should have removed it I guess in hindsight.

Now when it boots, Windows 10 goes into "Preparing Automatic Repair" and hangs there. But I noticed a quick one line flash before it gets to that point and captured it on video and it says:

"Thinkvantage Active Protection Sensor diagnostics start"

It won't even boot from my CD/DVD USB drive either by BIOS startup or by F12.

So Active Protection appear to have shutdown my SSD and anything else I want to boot from.

Any suggestions how to turn off Active Protection when it won't boot?

Re: E580 Won't Boot

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:46 am
by RealBlackStuff
Try to boot into Save Mode and then uninstall it.
https://support.avira.com/hc/en-us/arti ... Safe-Mode-

This might help too: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Enterprise ... =1#1851176

Re: E580 Won't Boot

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:33 am
by Steve M
Thanks for the link. Never thought to try REGEDIT and I did find the drivers installed there,