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How do I Boot to the correct Partition?

  1. #1


    Posts : 22
    Win 8

    How do I Boot to the correct Partition?


    Hi
    Lenovo g505
    History - What I did so far, is further down
    Computer went badly wrong and would not Boot into Windows
    (belongs to my mates 11 year old)
    I decided to a Factory Restore
    it seemed the best Option as my knowledge stops, til now, at Win 7
    I did it, but it doesnt Boot into Windows
    CURRENT
    I have the HDD connected to another computer which is running Win 7
    I can now see that it did indeed do a Restore to the System Partition
    Pic Shows Disk in Disk Management
    Click image for larger version
    Pic shows content of Windows8 Drive
    Click image for larger version
    Pic shows content of the Windows8 Windows Folder
    Click image for larger version
    PDF 3 Pics to read Details
    Lenovo hdd.pdf


    In Disk Management I see 7 Partitions
    Now I think I understand what the Problem is - ?too many Partitions?
    But I dont have a clue how to Resolve it correctly
    My inclination is to Run DiskCheck from Win7 on the HDD
    but I am not sure if that will work on Win8???
    same with FixBoot if it is Possible?
    The LENOVO H Drive has 3 Folders with Data in it Lenovo & Drivers & Applications
    HISTORY
    I did the Restore
    took 3 hours
    but then said Success
    Option to Reboot or Shutdown
    Chose Reboot
    eventualy Booted to a Windows Pale Blue screen with the Cursor
    half hour later, the Box came up to start the Restore again
    I did it, same as above time and Result so this time I chose Shut Down
    Started - Logo for long time then loading Files and back at the Box to Start Restore again
    I have since tried booting with Default Options UEFI and Legacy in the BIOS
    In the middle of all this, as it is about 4 hours to do the restore, I had tried to get Help in the Lenovo Forum, but without replies

    Help, Thoughts Hints All gratefully reeived

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Cafola
    I decided to a Factory Restore
    it seemed the best Option as my knowledge stops, til now, at Win 7
    I did it, but it doesnt Boot into Windows
    The Lenovo g505, Recovery Partition is Windows 8, notebook has been upgraded to Windows 8.1.


    Now I think I understand what the Problem is - ?too many Partitions?
    The Lenovo g505, partition set up is fine.


    I have since tried booting with Default Options UEFI and Legacy in the BIOS
    The Lenovo g505, is set up to boot UEFI mode only.

    Do you have the Lenovo g505 Recovery Disk?
    If NO

    You can Order Lenovo Recovery Disks from here:
    Home - Lenovo Support (US)
    Click on Parts & Accessories.
    or
    https://www.lenovorecovery.com/Extranet/Home.aspx
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22
    Win 8


    Hi theog, thanks for replying

    I don't really Understand the significance or implications of
    The Lenovo g505, Recovery Partition is Windows 8, notebook has been upgraded to Windows 8.1.
    ???

    I am obviously wrong, but if that is what they gave me, surely it should work ??
    cant I do the Upgrade to 8.1 from 8 ??

    Is there Any other way to get this working, I live in Spain, so by the time they get from UK to here will be Ages ?

    Thanks for Helping, I'm appreciating

    PS Because of my mistake, there are 2 identical threads running
    but I don't know what to do about it
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22
    Win 8


    So, Does anybody know how I can Boot into the Windows8 Partition
    with what I have
    without waiting for delivery of Rescue Disks from Lenovo uk??
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Maybe look in the Boot tab in your BIOS ?
    & make it the top selection to boot from ?

    It's worth a try.

    edit---
    PS Because of my mistake, there are 2 identical threads running
    but I don't know what to do about it
    Only Administrators can delete threads.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22
    Win 8


    Thanks David
    I changed to UEFI Boot in Bios
    just (eventually) went in to load the Recovery Options
    so 2nd time I used F12 to Select Boot
    only 2 Options there
    EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (20-89-84-F5 44-DA)
    EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (20-89-84-F5 44-DA)
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Cafola View Post
    Thanks David
    I changed to UEFI Boot in Bios
    just (eventually) went in to load the Recovery Options
    so 2nd time I used F12 to Select Boot
    only 2 Options there
    EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (20-89-84-F5 44-DA)
    EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (20-89-84-F5 44-DA)
    I'm going to reboot & press F-12 & see what mine shows.
    BRB
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Cafola View Post
    Thanks David
    I changed to UEFI Boot in Bios
    just (eventually) went in to load the Recovery Options
    so 2nd time I used F12 to Select Boot
    only 2 Options there
    EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (20-89-84-F5 44-DA)
    EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (20-89-84-F5 44-DA)
    I'm going to reboot & press F-12 & see what mine shows.
    BRB

    I only had 1 option---

    UEFI: WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERMAO
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22
    Win 8


    I guess mine is trying to boot to Network Boot
    Because it cant see anything else??
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Cafola View Post
    I guess mine is trying to boot to Network Boot
    Because it cant see anything else??
    Somebody else will have to pitch in & help.

    This is a bit over my head.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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