How To Fix Boot up Freeze/Hang (PROBLEM!): Lenovo Updates Hang T61

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A lot of users experience difficulties in installing Windows software updates. Most of the time, the update error message doesn’t tell you anything helpful to fix the issue. One the most common update error is “Windows could not search for new updates” plus an error code “80240442”. Updates are important as they deliver hotfixes, security patches and other improvements. Therefore, it is vital to install them when they are available.

Microsoft has streamlined the update process in the recent versions of Windows. However, this does not mean that update errors are totally out of the picture especially with issues relating to compatibility.

If you have turned your computer on and you noticed that Windows will not start, you are experiencing a Boot Error. Some of the reasons why your Windows fail to start when your system partition is corrupted, has missing files or damaged. Once you encountered a boot error, you will see messages such as these:

  • Reboot and select proper boot device
  • Bootmgr is missing
  • Missing operating system
  • FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted
  • Error loading operating system
  • Invalid partition table

Some versions of Windows can recover from these problems by automatically running a Startup Repair. Otherwise, you can manually use the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot the problem.

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A user in the forum details it further:

I installed Norton Ghost  yesterday and the same problem happened again. I recently updated my system with the latest Lenovo Updates including a BIOS update. The hard drive then stops loading and the laptop freezes.

It's not a hardware issue with my laptop because when I don't do the updates and or install certain programs, my laptop does not freeze on boot-up. Then my computer booted but all I got was a wallpaper my Windows Vista black bar and 3-4 icons loaded on the left tray. I think it might possibly a Lenovo software issue or a BIOS issue. Is there anyway to revert back to my old BIOS?This is what happens when I do the Lenovo updates or install programs like Norton Ghost: Computer boots up, loads wallpaper and Windows Vista Black Bar, about 3-4 icons load up on the tray on the left hand corner then the hard drive stops loading and everything freezes.The computer works perfectly fine when I don't install those updates or install Norton Ghost.

I recovered my computer to original the factory settings and it booted up perfectly.

What causes Boot up Freeze/Hang (PROBLEM!): Lenovo Updates Hang T61

It is important to always run a system diagnostic scan when Windows Updates fail to download or install in order to pinpoint the root cause of the problem. Microsoft provides a troubleshooter for Windows Update related errors that will detect the problem and most likely can automatically fix it. However, there are always these type of errors that are hard to pin down.

Here are some steps to help you troubleshoot the problem and fix it.

  1. Clear up your Temporary Files and Internet Cache and reboot.
  2. Disable your Firewall and Anti-virus software.
  3. Use the Microsoft’s Windows Update Troubleshooter to reset Windows Updates settings to defaults.
  4. Flush the Software Distribution Folder.
  5. Reset the Catroot folder.
  6. Boot in Clean Boot State and run Windows Update again.

Seeing that Windows fail to boot can be stressful but there are several ways on how to fix boot errors. Most cases of boot errors will instigate Windows to automatically run a repair setup. It will scan problems and try to fix it up. Another way is to boot from the Recovery Partition or the Windows Installation Media. Your computer has a special recovery partition that enables you to boot in the Windows Recovery Environment. There is no need for a physical disc.

However, some computers do not have a recovery partition hence the need to use a physical disc containing the Windows installer. If the two options fail to work, you can drop to the Command Prompt at the Advanced Options page to fix the problem.


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And when the system is idle the problem shows. Thank You! Can you try clean booting your system and see if error persists, look for the event in Event Viewer.  

None of this things worked.I like to know if this problem is happening to somebody else?I belived it's something with the Windows updates and Lenovo.I came to two conclusions, when not used wireless.

the problem is not happening.

Lenovo G560 hang, BSOD, and hang at POST

Maybe try removing the Intel driver,and let Windows install a driver.Then see if it happens again.And you should call Lenovo support I think.

Eventually it will BSOD, the exact message I do not remember but something like a 'system process or thread failed to run'.

Purchased and Lenovo G560 in July and so far this has happened 3 times:The system become unresponsive, the hdd activity light goes out or stays solid, Windows programs crash and no other programs will start. It also is using the latest drivers for other devices from the Lenovo website or intel website.This has happened with 2 differnt harddrives, both function perfectly fine in other machines.

Should I return this ASAP? The hanging at post seems to suggest this but it happens so infrequently and I can't reproduce it at will. I've run memtest and swapped out the RAM with other sticks.

The crash dump fails to write to disk and it reboots and hangs at POST. Hard powering down and powering back up lets it boot fine.At first I thought it was a bad intel rapid storage driver, but I am now using the latest one from the intel website and it occurred today. I am using the latest BIOS for this machine and it is a relatively clean install of Windows.Is this likely a hardware issue?

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I just received the new laptop 4days ago.Based from the event log, this is due to the SensorDataService. Anyone knows how to fix this? Ive encounter the hang/freeze 4x already and you cant do anything but to press the power button to turn it off/on. Below are the errors ived encounter based on the event log:1.)The description for Event ID 0 from source SensorDataService cannot be found. Its possible the some software corrupted this file.

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Intermittant boot up/Hang/Freeze issues

I built my PC a couple of years ago (AMD 2400+, 512 MB PCW2700 Ram, 2 x 120Gb HDD, RW+ DVD burner and numerous USB additions. The PC does some or all of the following:

1) Freezes during the night (I have housekeeping jobs like anti-virus and spyware detection, as well as file backups (using 'second copy' - great piece of S/Ware - 5yrs old, and no need to update it)

2) Overheats, even for an AMD - 55C is not uncommon
3) VBat (?) exceeds parameters, but seems not to harm the PC

4) This is the killer - SOMETIMES, I can reboot fine, sometimes I have to switch the PC off at the mains for 5-10 minutes, and sometimes I have to switch off at the mains AND press the reset button to (soft-boot ?) 2-4 times before the PC will stop hanging in the boot phase

The PC always gets going in the end, but sometimes the PC clock is out by a few hours, days or even years

Any thoughts as to what the problem might be ? (I'm thinking temperature, but am open to suggestions)

Cheers - Nick D

If the clock is off, you should try replacing the CMOS battery expisally with an old PC

Could be corrupting what the BIOS is storing
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ok here goes...

Freeze/hang problem..

Anybody know why this could be happening? I did a google search and other people were experiencing the same problem but there were no solutions. Play detective:
Install the Microsoft User Profile Hive Cleanup Service.

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I have the following problems with my Gateway 4540 GZ notebook (Centrino 1.5Ghz, 512 Ram, 80 HD). I do not know what is causing the problem. During a freeze, the mouse cursor will not move, and system does not respond in any way. Freezes occur when connected to network/Internet, but no program or activity seems to cause it.

It is unclear to me whether there is a software/driver problem or a hardware problem, and formatting would cause me to lose many files which I desire to keep. Cleared start-up programs to no avail. Please help me work through this.

Occasionally, (inexplicably varying from start-up to start-up,) wireless network card is not visible in Device Manager. I REALLY need help here, as of right now, the PC is almost useless. Even hitting CAPS LOCK does not light up its corresponding LED light. The problems began approximately one week ago.

I am unsure why the wireless network adapter appears and disappears at random. Freezes occur when the wireless connection or the ethernet is connected. I have taken good care of this notebook. I do not believe the notebook is still under warranty.

Entire computer remains frozen until a power cycle. I am sending this report to Gateway but I do not have much faith in their support. Problem seems to occur when connected to network/Internet. The freezes occur almost randomly, as long as there is a connection to network/Internet.

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Which Forum is Most Appropriate for My XP Slow/Freeze/Hang Problem?

If your lappy was suffering from overheating, at least we could ascertain that with random power shut-down events. If your cpu and other resources aren't being overwhelmed with some sort of continuously running recurrent application(s) then we can go from there. Another app is called miniToolBox. XP32 requires a certain amount of free HD space.

i think you will only need to check a few options using that app.

I am onto the second attempt to figure out what is going on with my notebook.  I am running XP, and I have done extensive work in with a moderator in the "Am I Infected" area.  I thought to try that first, but we didn't find any viruses and we did all we could do to clean up my computer, but there still seems to be some other explanation for my original problem.  The moderator there suggested I come hang out in another forum and see if someone could help me figure out the issue and resolve it.
For many many months (Perhaps a year or longer now) I have had a terrible time with my notebook.  My system is Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3.  I have a 144GB C Drive capacity with 51.1GB free, however; I only recently downloaded a lot of photos and videos onto my notebook, which used a significantly larger amount of disk space than was previously used when this problem began.
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I think a got the same Pb with Vista 64 bits, but a it was more random. I dont know what to change .... then i reboot the comp , i got the message to run the troobleshooter or start windows manually. how about your hard drive?

I choose the second option, it boots normaly. Are yours up to date? ps : sorry for grammar.

Some one has already got this bug ? I dont have this problem if i put on standby , it wake up OK.
If i boot With F8 , in safe mode , the computer hang on the ClassPNP.sys.
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Alright so, my mom gave me a laptop its a lenovo thinpad t400 she gave it to me cause it was broken and had the startup problem hang. First I did the hold the power button for 10 second interval then 30 seconds. Then it hanged. When it ran out of battery it turned off.

Forever. So i tried doing all the things that I did in ghe past and now it doesent work at all. Little did I know that the frickin battery was broken also with very fast battery loss. She fixed it for 3,500 pesos in the philippines.

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I have the SOYO P4-X400 Motherboard that uses AwardBIOS. I am wondering if there is a problem with the Motherboard, RAM, or just a plain BIOS issue. After roughly 20 minutes it all of a sudden read the RAM like normal, read the IDE Devices and then froze again for about 15 minutes when the OS should begin. Then it all of a sudden read the OS (Windows XP) and boot up and once I got into Windows everything worked like normal.

I have used this computer for almost 2 years with minimal problems. I tried the obvious things like switching the RAM to another channel, trying another stick of RAM I had, booting with No RAM, reseting the CMOS data by using the jumper feature and still no effect on boot. Today, my computer started freezing up when I tried to open "My Computer" and I decided to manually restart the machine.

Upon restart, BIOS read the video card, read the processor (P4 2.53GHz) and then froze when it got to the point of reading the RAM (Kingston ValueRAM 512MB PC3200 DDR400 2.6V). Paul

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I just bougth my laptop 3 month ago. When lag or short hang  happens to me, the mouse cursor becomes completely uncontrolable and circulate around its self. Scan the HDD for defects using the Lenovo HDD Diagnostics. and it did not make a difference.

I have a G580 i5 2.40Ghz.

thinking update driver would help, I also updated Intel HD and nVidia driver.... that I launch every day. Nothing out of the ordinary.I formatted this machine, thinking it could something wrong with the O/S ... It could be as simple as opening a new webpage ...

or launching a normal program. Since you've already reformatted the PC, try to:
1. I have owned various Lenovo machines since and I've NEVER had this problem before with any other machine! ...................I see whole of topic that are same as my problem I do what they do but my problem doesn't solve. As an alternative, you can use HD Tune to check for bad sectors on the HDD.
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win7. 32 bit. Perform a clean boot - this makes sure there's no application on the background that's causing the lag spikes.
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I mean, it stops responding. I typically have 20 or more windows open during the day with things that I am currently working on (websites, etc.) or Office files that I am using (job hunt). But occasionally, I find that my start menu is frozen. What should I be doing to figure out the cause of the freeze?

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No other events appear until the time that I had to hit the power button and force a shutdown.

I typically have 20 or more windows open during the day with things that I am currently working on (websites, etc.) or Office files that I am using (job hunt). I can sometimes close out a visible windows (hit the X in the corner), but not always. OK, I'm a mean old user that often does not reboot for days.

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Then, run the Spyware Doctor that I just purchased, Restart. I also use Incredimail. Computers just generally get slower over time, and filling the HDD with junk makes it even worse.

I have TrendMicro Internet Security & recently purchased "Spyware Doctor".

Open for tips! It happens other times, but most when on FB & FV. I have done all the regular things: Defragment, Clearing History, Cookies, etc. (in IE), Disk Clean.

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Then right click on Internet Explore toolbar, click on Save Node and all sub nodes as.. Any suggestions what may be the cause and fix? These show up in event viewer as event 1002, category (101). then when the save box appears type in ActiveX Objects.txt and click Save.

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I bought lenovo Zuke Z1 in may 2016 and since purchase it has Auto Reboot and touch screen hang issue. I want refund against my handset. RegardsChetanAggarwal9996679192

Rohtak service center replace handset touchscreen with latest software update and problems remain unresolved.Main parts had been replaced and problems are unresolved.

Handset has become like new device. I visited Rohtak service center approx 7 or 9 times and I got only software update without job sheet and problems remains unresolved.  in March they created job sheet to replace motherboard but after replacement problem remains unresolved and issue increased as no work of finger print sensor, battery overheating, low battery back up, improper assembly, without back camera lens and I complaint for it to lenovo via email. I got mentally disturb as I am not able to use my handset and I am getting frustrating and disappointed lenoto service. Lenovo representative Mr.

But problems are as it is. I wrote application for refund and I have sent reminders to lenovo but no  reply received. Zahed assured me over telephone to resolve all issues on next visit to Rohtak service center. I complaint again to lenovo via email but...

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