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Hello I have a LENOVO-Y430 laptop, suddenly my laptop stopped functioning, It gets stuck in the STARTUP LENOVO SCREEN, I get two options in the bottom of the screen, press F2 for SETUP & Press F12 for boot Menu, but when I press any of the button the screen gets stuck there itself and dosent move ahead I waited for hours but nothing happens, I tried booting it by directly connecting to power supply by removing the battery. But doest seems to work When I press ESC button I get 1Processors Detected, Cores per Processor = 2 Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300@2.10GHz 958M System RAM Passed 1024 KB L2 Cache System BIOS shadowed Video BIOS shadowed I tried pressing F1 & F11 and all the other keys, Nothing seems to help. Plz guide what make be the issue Is this issue related to CMOS Battery???

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Welcome to FixYa! The problem that you have is about the Operating system and there are two ways of fixing the problem which is by using the Recovery Disc or using the One Key Recovery Button. Please follow the steps below for you to be able to fix the problem. If everything is done and its still the same, most probably, the problem is with the Harddrive.
For One Key Recovery:
1. Turn off the computer.

2. Press the little button near the power button, it usually do have a drawing of an icon that looks like a horse shoe or a headset.

3. There will be a window that will appear which do have three option, One Key Antivirus, One Key Recovery and System Setup. Choose One key Recovery.

4. There will be another window that will appear which do have two option, Restore from initial backup and Restore from user backup,Choose Restore from initial back up

5. It will asked you if you want to continue, Just click on OK or YES.

6. Once done, Reboot the computer.

For Recovery Disc,

1. Insert the disc inside the drive.

2. Turn off the computer then turn it back on and keep on tapping F12

3. There will a window that will appear which do have three options, HDD,ODD/DVD/CD, and NAT, choose ODD/DVD/CD

4. It will asked you to press any key immediately, you will need to press any key immediately so that it will boot from ODD.

5. It will asked you to choose a partition, choose Disc 0 partition 1

6. Reboot computer once done.

I hope this information will be helpful. Thank you for using FixYa...

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Make sure first that there are no devices plug in to the usb when you boot up the computer. Check if the harddrive is being detected by the computer. Press F2 to go to BIOS menu and see if the computer can detect you harddrive. It should be under the main menu and will say below harddrive. It should give you infromation of the harddrive. If there is no information of the harddrive then the problem there is the harddrive already.

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Hi r_lakshmiraj,
I see that you want to use your One Ky Recovery on your Y430 machine.
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  • You will see on the screen Windows is Loading Files, then Lenovo One Key Rescue system with a wallpaper of leaves in the background.
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