My lenovo 3000 j series will not boot into the OS

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by BlakesterGamer, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. BlakesterGamer

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    I got this PC from my PC store and the guy there took out the hard drive with windows vista. So I put in my hard drive with Linux (Ubutnu 16.04) and it would not boot and I tried reinstalling Ubuntu on it still does not work finally I get the alternate version of Ubuntu and it does not work. Then I get windows XP does not work still. If someone can help me that can be great thanks in advance to anyone commenting
     
  2. wayneh

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    You've got some hardware issue that those installations don't have drivers for. The video card would be my guess but it's just a guess. Does the machine boot from CD or USB? Does the installation process seem to go normally? Can you turn on verbose logging to see what's happening at start up?
     
  3. shteii01

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    PATA hd or SATA hd?
     
  4. dl324

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    You can only do what you're doing if the disk came from a very similarly configured system.

    You'd be better off doing a clean install.

    Using paragraphs to organize your thoughts will make your posts easier to read.
     
  5. be80be

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    Your putting in a hardrive with linux on it not using a installation disks. Maybe 6 years ago you could of done that but nowadays even linux is hardware dependent
     
  6. BlakesterGamer

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    ok i took it back to the computer store and the guy there said the cpu cooler is the issue since it did not work. He said that it is not going to boot into a OS without a working cpu cooler so i bought a new one so when i get the new cooler i will fresh install linux
     
  7. dl324

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    That's pretty much BS. The processor will overheat and potentially destroy itself, but it will be able to boot and run any OS until it shuts down or is destroyed.
     
  8. BR-549

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    Can you boot to bios?
     
  9. be80be

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    Most newer computers will shut down if the cpu fan isn't working. Most will some you can turned off that in the bios.
    But didn't you say you took that off to read the cpu you maybe forgot to hook it back up or broke it.
     
  10. takao21203

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    almost obscene how folks imagine what happens if...


    So you think in the early 90s they sold time bombs just waiting for the fan to fail in order to explode catch fire burn out?

    Or even worse they still selling them like that.

    And swapping in hard drive with OS is rubbish its not working.
    You need a live image from a USB or DVD.
    As you need some configuration.
     
  11. BlakesterGamer

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    yes i can get into bios
     
  12. BlakesterGamer

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    no the pins are not bent and the cpu is installed
     
  13. be80be

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    I just fixed a AMD 2 core that got hot while running no smoke it just shut down when it got hot most will just shut down the fans was full of hair on the PSU and the CPU fan. A good cleaning and it's running like new.
     
  14. BlakesterGamer

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    ok sorry every1 i forgot to tell you this but when i select linux on the purple screen with options like memtest and command line. anyway when i try to boot ubuntu it says timer not connected to io-acpi
     
  15. dl324

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    I once fried an AMD processor in an older computer. I didn't get the heatsink attached correctly and the processor burned up in seconds. I'm now extra careful with AMD processors.

    At that time, the coolers on AMD processors were massive and were prone to getting dislodged with "rough" handling.
     
  16. nerdegutta

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    Which Ubuntu 16.04 do you try? 64-bit or 32-bit? Have you tried to disable ACPI in BOIS? Or you could try booting Ubuntu with acpi=off, as a grub parameter.

    Have fun!
     
  17. BlakesterGamer

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    i am using 64 bit and i never knew about the disable ACPI
     
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