9 Solutions to Fix Lenovo Stuck On Boot Menu

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Jan 24, 2024 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

Does your Lenovo system get stuck on the boot menu / Lenovo screen? When the system is stuck and does not start, you have no option other than to start or shut down your computer. Despite making all the necessary efforts, you are unable to use your system.

Very annoying, isn't it? But nothing to worry about, every computer user faces this issue at some time on their desktop or laptop. Here are 9 highly effective solutions that can help you fix your Lenovo stuck on boot menu/ Lenovo screen.

What Causes Lenovo Stuck on the Boot Menu / Lenovo Screen?

Many things like errors, malicious programs, and problems in the hard drive can cause a problem like the Lenovo Thinkpad stuck on boot menu. Let us explore some common issues that cause boot errors in Lenovo laptops.

1. Hard Drive Failure

Sometimes a faulty hard drive is the cause of boot failure, and the system will show you errors like "No boot sector found" or "Windows boot error." The Lenovo PCs are also stuck on the booting screen when they show the LENOVO logo.

Also, malicious and unfavorable drivers may be deployed, which can cause a Lenovo laptop stuck in boot loop. And if the driver lacks the proper digital signature, the PC won’t boot successfully.

2. Software Issues

A problem in the Windows operating system can also cause the system stuck on the boot menu. Sometimes, a virus or malicious program corrupts the Windows operating system files causing the system to stuck on the boot menu.

At the same time, if there are too many startup apps to load when Windows boots, it can also cause Lenovo stuck on boot loop. And the software that is hard to remove can cause delayed computer boot as well.

3. Other Boot up Issues

Some other common boot-up issues include incorrectly installed software, corrupt driver software, failed or improper Windows updates, corrupted registry or system files, etc. Another common issue is that users sometimes don't shut down the windows properly.

How do you fix a Lenovo laptop stuck on the boot menu/Lenovo Screen?

In this section, we will discuss the top 9 solutions that can fix the boot issues arising due to the Lenovo laptop stuck on boot menu.

Solution 1: Automatic Repair

Automatic repair is a method that repairs the operating system of a computer system. You can use automatic repair for your Lenovo computer. To use the automatic repair, you will need a Windows compact disc. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Start your computer from the Windows installation CD and then press any key.

Step 2: Navigate to Repair your computer. Then move to Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> Automatic Repair.

advanced options

Step 3: It will take just a few minutes. Follow the instructions to see the result of the Automatic Repair.

Solution 2: Use the Lenovo Diagnostics tools to fix the problem

Lenovo offers diagnostic tools under the name Lenovo Solutions Center on its computers. These tools help Lenovo users to test and troubleshoot their computers for any problems. It also helps them resolve those running issues on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

The Lenovo diagnostic tools scan our system's hardware, and updated software, and learn the system information to maximize speed and performance. You can press the keys F1/F2/F9/F10/F11/F12 while booting. Pressing any of these keys will help you to enter the Lenovo boot menu.

Users can also use Lenovo Diagnostics to test the hard drive of their system. If there are issues with the hard drive, the user may need to replace it with a new hard drive.

Solution 3: Fix the boot sector or BCD

If the BCD files or boot sector is corrupted or missing, it can cause your system to be stuck in the boot loop problem. You can fix the corrupted or missing BCD file using – the command prompt.

Command Prompt – Bootrec.exe tool

Users having a windows-installation CD can do this:

Step 1: Boot their Lenovo PC from the Windows disc. You can use any disc of Windows 7, 8, 10, or 11.

Step 2: Go to the option "Repair your computer" then Troubleshoot > Advance options and then reach the Command Prompt option.

Step 3: Then input these commands and execute them one by one:

commands running

Solution 4: Reset your Lenovo PC to factory settings

If the above steps don't work for your PC, you can reset the PC to factory settings. Another option is reinstalling the operating system. Use these steps:

Step 1: Press the power button and press the F9 key simultaneously to activate the Automatic Repair program.

Step 2: Now go to Advanced options -> Troubleshoot -> Reset this PC

reset your pc

Solution 5: Reinstall Windows

Follow the below steps to reinstall the Windows

Step 1: Restart the PC, and then press F2, F9, or Del/Esc keys to enter the BIOS. Select PC boot from a USB drive or DVD.

Step 2: Insert a DVD or USB flash drive and restart your PC. Let your PC boot into the Setup.

Step 3: Choose your language, currency, and time.

Step 4: Press the Install Now button and follow the instructions to reinstall the Windows.

Solution 6: Boot your laptop without data loss

If all the methods fail, it is best to boot your laptop and recover the data recovery software. Recoverit is a wonderful data recovery tool that you can use to recover your data from a crashed PC.

You can follow the below steps to recover all your data from an unbootable Lenovo PC.

Step 1: Select the Model to Create Bootable Media

Download the Recoverit Data-Recovery Software from the button above and install it on another computer. Take a blank CD/DVD or USB drive and connect it to the computer on which you installed Recoverit. Launch Recoverit on the PC and select the "data-recovery" mode. Choose the mode "System Crash Data Recovery." Click on the Start button that appears in the next window.

crash computer recovery

Step 2: Create a Bootable Drive

First, click on the "Create" to start.

create usb bootable drive

In the next window, you will be asked to format the USB drive to ensure you have a backup of your data. Click on the "Format Now" to continue.

format this disk now

When you click on "Format Now," the Recoverit tool will start creating a bootable drive. You should not eject the USB drive until the process is completed.

creating bootable drive

Step 3: Change the Boot Sequence

The bootable drive will be created within a few minutes. However, before using it to recover data from your unbootable Windows, you should change the boot sequence of your computer. Restart your PC and enter the BIOS by pressing the F12 key. The key you need to press may be different for different systems. Check out how to set the computer to boot from a USB drive.

boot menu

Restart your PC, and launch the Recoverit tool with the bootable drive. Follow the instructions, the Recoverit tool will start recovering the data, and you can save it on an external hard disk or flash drive.

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Solution 7: Restart in Safe Mode

Another option to fix Lenovo stuck on boot menu is to boot your PC in the safe mode. The safe mode is a mode in Windows, used to diagnose and repair system errors. Follow these steps to start your Lenovo PC in safe mode.

Step 1: Start your PC and press F8 or Shift + F8 as soon as the Lenovo logo appears on the screen.

Step 2: Select "Safe Mode" and press the Enter key.

safe mode

Solution 8: Unplug all the external devices and perform a hard reset

The first step is to unplug all the devices from your computer as they might be interfering with the booting process. Devices like printers, card readers, scanners, MP3 players, digital cameras, and USB storage devices can interfere with the boot process.

Laptop users should remove the laptop's battery for a few seconds and then plug it in again. In the case of a desktop, you should unplug it and plug it back into the power.

If you don't want to remove your laptop's battery, you can also press the Power key for 10 seconds to activate a forced shutdown. Then press the POWER button again and press the SHIFT key when it turns on. However, doing this is not usually recommended, as it can lead to loss of data.

Solution 9: Reset the laptop's BIOS to default settings

If the first boot device is other than the system hard drive, the possibility of your system to stuck in the boot loop is high. To reset the BIOS, you need to restart your PC and tap F2 or any other key to enter the BIOS. After that, you should follow the tips for loading the default settings. Save the changes and press the ESC key to exit the BIOS.


We have discussed several solutions with detailed steps that can solve the issue of Lenovo stuck on the boot menu. Follow them carefully to browse your PC in the quickest possible time. Users who are not able to boot their PC can use the data recovery tool – Recoverit to recover and save their data.

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