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    re-start hangs - win 7 pro 64 bit

    Have a new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545 and am going through new computer update, set up. Computer starts up just fine and will start up OK after "Shutdown", but Hangs every time when trying to do a "re-start". Help, please. I would like to try to solve the issue before contacting Lenovo support or having to send it back for tech help.
    Update 12-22-2014:I discovered that removing a USB drive that I was using for ready boost solved the problem. Obviously the machine was trying to use the usb as a boot device, but would hang because no boot files were there. I tried re-setting the boot order but that didn't work.
    My question now is if I disable usb devices in the boot order will I be able to use my usb boot/recover if I need it??
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    Quote Originally Posted by LEWFARGE View Post
    ...but Hangs every time when trying to do a "re-start"...
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Event Viewer

    In Event Viewer look at Windows Logs\System and Windows Logs\Application

    Especially in the System log look for "Critical" or "Warning" entries with times matching when startup has hung.
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I will check it out as soon as I can. I added this update.

    Update 12-22-2014:I discovered that removing a USB drive that I was using for "ready boost" solved the problem. Obviously the machine was trying to use the usb as a boot device, but would hang because no boot files were there. I tried re-setting the boot order but that didn't work.
    My question now is if I disable usb devices in the boot order will I be able to use my usb boot/recover if I need it??

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    Wonder what happened to my post in this thread - got an e-mail notification

    I think I had asked if you had any external devices plugged in.

    While Windows can get confused as to what to boot from even when you have the HDD as the first Boot order, enabling Legacy hardware in the BIOS could resolve the USB problem and I wouldn't disable the USB option should your disk drive decide not to work when you need it.

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    Wonder what happened to my post in this thread - got an e-mail notification
    between posts 2 and 3:
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    "My question now is if I disable usb devices in the boot order will I be able to use my usb boot/recover if I need it??" Maybe put the USB bootable stick after HD? Or, make sure the bootable stick is not in port if not needed. If you're using one stick for both bootable-ness and for sneaker-netting files, separate the functions, have one stick for boot, another for sneaker-netting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    between posts 2 and 3:
    " This message has been deleted by Sudo15. "

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    Thanks Jerry - vaguely seem to remember that - may have been because I didn't have time to complete it.

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