Question about Computers & Internet
I think the boot order on the laptop has been changed and the laptop is trying to boot from the LAN (NIC/Ethernet) port.
To change the boot order you need to access the BIOS. On older IBM laptops (and this is dependant on the model) the BIOS Utility is entered by holding F2 while the ThinkPad logo is displayed after power on, or, with the unit powered off, hold the F1 key and power the unit on. Keep F1 held down until Easy setup appear. The key is either F1 or F2.
On other models there is a blue Access IBM button when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" is displayed to enter the ThinkVantage Productivity Center, then select Start setup utility to open the BIOS Setup Utility.
once in the BIOS look for the boot order of the computer and change the boot order to the HDD (hard disk drive). There will be instructions on the screen on how to change the boot order. Save the changes and restart the laptop. Hopefully it will now boot into the hard drive and load the operating system.
Hope this helps!!!
Posted on May 23, 2011
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a common problem but there may be more than one fix
The easiest is to go to your bios and set the boot device order.
It is quite conceivable that it is set to try and boot from network first
You should select HARD DRIVE or CD DRIVE as you first option and then reverse that order for your second boot device
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
change your boot priority. press power button then keep on tapping F1 key until your reached to setup utility. go to boot menu and set your boot priority 1 to your HDD. if compute wasnt able to detect your HDD . then there is a problem wth your HDD, you need to call you manufacturer for HDD replacement if unit is still under warranty
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
Hi. I think the problem on this one is its either your Harddrive has already failed or your Optical Drive has a cd inside, so double check your Optical drive if there is a disc inside it. If not this issue is also with the operating system, you can try to restore your system by pressing the One Key recovery(OKR) button found beside the power button which has a logo of an arching arrow, but remember to plugin first the ac adapter on your laptop before pressing the One Key Recovery Button and also do not press the power button to turn on your computer because when you press the OKR button it will automatically turn on your computer and proceed with the recovery process. When it gives you some option you should choose One Key Recovery and then choose System Recovery, then factory default and from there it will guide you to the whole process of recovering your machine. If this doesnt fix the issue you could also try using the Recovery disc to restore your sytem t its original settings just like the OKR. Lastly you can contact the tech support dept. of Lenovo, they are open 24/7 and this the number to contact:
US/Canada: Available 24/7 1-877-4LENOVO (1-877-453-6686)
Australia: Available 24/7 1300-557-073
New Zealand: 9am-9pm Mon-Fri 0800-446-833. Hope this helps
Posted on Jun 03, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
May 06, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad 760 EL Notebook
Mar 01, 2011 | IBM ThinkPad A21m 2628 Notebook
Sep 21, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T60 Notebook
Aug 27, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook
Jul 01, 2010 | IBM ThinkPad T43 Notebook
Apr 04, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T60 Notebook
Dec 19, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T23 2647 Notebook
Aug 21, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad T20 2647 Notebook
Mar 06, 2008 | IBM ThinkPad A22m 2628 Notebook
280 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!