Startup problem with a Lenovo N200

Posted on 2011-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a Lenovo N200 (model number 0769)

It has started cutting out during booting up - just when the windows screen appears. However, if you divert it into the bios in startup for a few minutes and then let it go into windows it works fine. Also, once in windows the system is perfectly stable and i don't recall it ever cutting out.

It seems like this is a known fault with this model. See below for more info...

I've tried all the steps lised here but nothing seems to work. Just wondered if anybody had come accross the same issue and managed to get it resolved?
Question by:metamatic
    LVL 42

    Accepted Solution

    There seem to be numerous hits on the cooling fan not starting when the system is cold.  Your easiest test would be to set the laptop on top of a fan of some sort (box fan, usb cooler, anything that will be blowing up into the bottom of the laptop) and see if things change.
    LVL 18

    Expert Comment

    Hi Metamatic,

    1. Is the BIOS up to date in accordance with the Lenovo site?

    2. Have you reset the BIOS settings back to default? As per the following article:
    LVL 18

    Expert Comment

    Hi Metamatic,

    Did my suggestions and recommendations help you?

    Featured Post

    Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

    Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Two to three times a week, some version of the question below is posted: "I have a laptop that (was given to me / I bought on ebay / I forgot the password for).  I can't (start it / upgrade the BIOS / change BIOS settings) because it's asking for…
    For some time some of our users experienced package loss on a couple of our Lenovo Thinkpad S531 machines running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 64-bit OS. I was not able to find many answers online, but did after some investigation I began to suspect Blu…
    It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
    This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

    746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    15 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now