Having trouble with your Lenovo laptop getting stuck at the logo screen? Here are 9 easy fixes to try.
Unplug External Devices and Perform a Hard Reset
Unplug any external devices connected to your Lenovo laptop, including USB flash drives, SD cards, and external hard drives. Perform a hard reset by holding down the power button for 15 seconds to power off the laptop completely. After the laptop has powered off, turn it back on and check if it successfully boots past the logo screen.
Sometimes, external devices can interfere with the boot process, causing the laptop to get stuck at the logo screen. By unplugging these devices and performing a hard reset, you can eliminate any potential issues related to external hardware.
If the laptop continues to be stuck at the logo screen after unplugging external devices and performing a hard reset, you may need to explore other troubleshooting options such as checking the BIOS settings, performing a system restore, or reinstalling the operating system.
Remove the DVD Drive
1. First, shut down your laptop and disconnect the AC adapter.
2. Turn the laptop over and locate the DVD drive on the side.
3. Look for a small screw or latch holding the DVD drive in place.
4. Use a screwdriver to remove the screw or push the latch to release the DVD drive.
5. Carefully slide the DVD drive out of the laptop.
6. Once the DVD drive is removed, try booting up your laptop again to see if the issue is resolved.
If you are still experiencing problems after removing the DVD drive, you may need to try one of the other easy fixes mentioned in the article.
Run Lenovo Diagnostics Tools
First, ensure that your laptop is powered off. Then, press the power button to turn it on.
As soon as the Lenovo logo appears on the screen, press the “F12” key repeatedly to enter the boot menu.
Use the arrow keys to select “Lenovo Diagnostics” and press “Enter” to start the diagnostic tool.
Follow the on-screen instructions to run the diagnostics on your laptop’s hardware, including the motherboard, hard drive, memory, and other components.
The tool will provide a detailed report on any hardware issues it detects, which can help you identify the cause of the logo screen problem.
If any issues are found, you can refer to Lenovo’s support resources for further troubleshooting and repair options.
Once the diagnostics are complete, you can exit the tool and restart your laptop to see if the logo screen issue has been resolved.
Remember to regularly run diagnostics to ensure the health of your Lenovo laptop’s hardware and prevent future issues.
Perform Automatic Repair
If that doesn’t work, you can also try booting from a Windows 10 installation USB. To do this, insert the USB and restart your computer. Press the appropriate key (usually F2 or Del) to enter the BIOS/UEFI settings and change the boot order to prioritize the USB drive. Save your changes and restart the computer, then follow the prompts to repair your system.
If you’re still experiencing issues, you may need to consider reinstalling Windows 10 or consulting a professional for further assistance.
Repair the Boot Sector or BCD
Once the Windows Setup screen appears, press Shift + F10 to open a Command Prompt. Now, you can use the bootrec command to repair the boot sector or BCD. First, run bootrec /ScanOS to locate Windows installations on your hard drive. Then, use bootrec /RebuildBCD to rebuild the BCD store.
After the process is complete, restart your laptop and see if it boots up properly. If the issue persists, you may need to consider other troubleshooting methods such as checking the hard drive for errors or reinstalling the operating system.
Reset BIOS to Default Settings
To reset the BIOS to default settings on your Lenovo laptop, start by shutting down the computer. Then, turn it back on and immediately start pressing the BIOS key (usually F2 or F12) to access the BIOS menu. Once in the BIOS, navigate to the “Reset to Default” or “Load Setup Defaults” option using the arrow keys. Select the option and confirm the reset when prompted. After that, save and exit the BIOS to restart the laptop.
This should reset the BIOS to its default settings and may help resolve the issue of being stuck at the logo screen. If the problem persists, you may need to consider other potential fixes.
Disable Lenovo Service Engine in BIOS
After disabling the Lenovo Service Engine, restart your laptop and check if it resolves the issue of being stuck at the logo screen. If the problem persists, you may need to explore other troubleshooting methods mentioned in the article.
Start from Safe Mode
To start from Safe Mode, first, turn off your Lenovo laptop. Then, turn it back on and press the F8 key repeatedly until the Advanced Boot Options menu appears. From there, select Safe Mode using the arrow keys and press Enter to start your laptop in Safe Mode. Once in Safe Mode, you can try some of the other fixes mentioned in this article to resolve the issue of your Lenovo laptop being stuck at the logo screen.
Reset PC to Factory Settings
To reset your Lenovo laptop to factory settings, start by backing up any important data. Then, insert a USB flash drive or DVD with the Windows installation files. Restart the laptop and press the appropriate key to access the boot menu. Choose the USB or DVD as the boot device and follow the on-screen instructions to initiate the Windows installation process.
Select the option to “Install now” and choose “Custom” installation to access the disk partitioning tool. Delete all existing partitions and select the unallocated space to install Windows. Once the installation is complete, your Lenovo laptop will be restored to its factory settings.
First, create a bootable USB flash drive with the Windows installation files. You can use another computer to download the Windows Media Creation Tool from the Microsoft website and use it to create the bootable drive.
Once you have the bootable USB flash drive, insert it into your Lenovo laptop and restart the computer. Press the appropriate key (usually F12 or F2) to access the boot menu and select the USB drive as the boot device.
Follow the on-screen prompts to begin the Windows installation process. When prompted, select “Custom installation” and choose the drive where you want to reinstall Windows.
Format the drive to remove the existing Windows installation and then proceed with the installation as usual.
After the installation is complete, your Lenovo laptop should no longer be stuck at the logo screen.
Recover Data from Unbootable PC
|1. Restart Your PC
|Try restarting your PC to see if it resolves the issue.
|2. Check for External Devices
|Disconnect any external devices and restart your PC.
|3. Boot into Safe Mode
|Try booting into Safe Mode to troubleshoot the issue.
|4. Use System Restore
|Try using System Restore to revert your PC to a previous working state.
|5. Run Startup Repair
|Use the Windows Startup Repair tool to fix any startup issues.
|6. Check the Hard Drive
|Verify if the hard drive is functioning properly.
|7. Perform a Clean Install
|If nothing else works, consider performing a clean install of Windows.
|8. Use a Data Recovery Tool
|If you need to recover data from the unbootable PC, consider using a data recovery tool.
|9. Seek Professional Help
|If all else fails, seek help from a professional technician.