How to Fix Lenovo Laptop Stuck in Boot Loop in Windows 10/11 [Quick and Easy]

Cici updated on Apr 17, 2023 | Home >Computer Instruction

Does your Lenovo laptop stuck in boot loop? You may meet this error when you install or update your Windows system. Here is a typical case of the stuck-in-boot loop error:

My Lenovo laptop is not turning on. It's just an infinite boot loop. I tried watching tutorials, but they don't work. I also cannot access Automatic Repair. Do you guys know how to fix it?

Many other users search for solutions for this error on Quora and Reddit. Don't worry. This page will offer you eight efficient ways to fix the tuck error. And this comprehensive guide is also available for the situation of Lenovo laptops stuck on the boot menu or Lenovo screen. EaseUS will offer more information about the reasons and solutions for this stuck problem.

This complete guide is suitable for all Lenovo laptops, including Lenovo Ideapad 320/310, Lenovo T460, Lenovo G500, Lenovo Horizon, etc. 

Why Is Lenovo Laptop Stuck in Boot Loop 

The boot loop means the Windows starting screen must automatically update during the boot process. This will lead to a blank screen or no boot steps to the next process. Because of the abnormal boot order, the laptop will be failed to startup. The following are the main reasons for this error:

  • Incorrect Windows update: Installing the wrong Windows may lead to a slow error on your PC.
  • Many Startup Apps: Too many startup apps may be loaded during the Windows boot.
  • Unfavorable or malicious drivers: Malicious and unfavorable drivers may sometimes be deployed.
  • Corrupted MBR entries: The corrupt registry or system files may prevent the PC firmware.
  • Unauthenticated driver signatures: The current driver may lack the proper digital signature.
  • The slow reaction of the screensaver or lock screen: The lock screen or screensaver may also stop the login screen.
  • Unnecessary apps and Windows service in launch sequence: Unwanted programs may cause bottlenecks.
  • Hard drive failure: If the hard drive failure leads to the boot error, the system will show you the error message, such as "no boot sector found" or "Windows boot error."
  • Complex and irremovable programs: The applications that are tough to remove may cause delayed boot times.

After you understand the reasons that caused the laptop to get stuck in a boot loop error, it will be easier to solve this issue. If this passage is helpful for you, you can also share this guide with other people in need. 


Then, let's look at the step-by-step guide to fix the Lenovo laptop stuck in the boot loop.

How to Fix Lenovo Laptop Stuck in Boot Loop

This part will discuss eight useful ways to fix the Lenovo laptop boot loop problem. 

Choose the most suitable according to your error and follow the step-by-step guides.

Fix 1. Automatic Repair

Automatic Repair will fix the operating system error automatically. But you need to prepare a Windows CD before using it. Then, follow the detailed steps:

Step 1. Boot the PC from the Windows installation CD and press the random key.

Step 2. Navigate to Repair your computer > Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Automatic Repair.

advanced option

Step 3. Wait a while and follow the screen's instructions to fix the Lenovo laptop stuck in boot loop error.

Fix 2. Boot Sector Repair

If the boot sector or BCD files are corrupted or missing, the Lenovo laptop will also be stuck in a boot loop. You can use the command prompt or third-party tool to fix it:

Option 1. Use Professional MBR Repair Tool - Easy

Option 2. Use Bootrec.exe Tool - Prepare the Windows CD

The command lines will require professional computer knowledge, while the MBR repair tool can simplify the step process. Let's look at the steps:

Option 1. Use Professional MBR Repair Tool

EaseUS Partition Master Professional is a professional MBR repair tool that can help you create Windows installation CD and repair the boot sector and BCD files. It can help you solve problems quickly and easily. And you will not lose data in the process. Let's follow the steps to enjoy its conveniences:

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Note: For step 1, you need to create bootable media on a normal PC.

Step 1. Create a WinPE bootable disk

  • Launch EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Bootable Media" on the toolbar. Select "Create bootable media".
  • Click "Next" to finish the process.
create a bootable disk

Step 2. Boot EaseUS Partition Master Bootable USB

  • Connect the bootable USB or CD/DVD to your PC. 
  • Press F2 or Del when you restart the computer to enter the BIOS screen. Set and boot your computer from "Removable Devices" or "CD-ROM Drive". And then EaseUS Partition Master will run automatically.

Step 3. Rebuild MBR

  • Click "Toolkit" and choose "Rebuild MBR".

rebuild MBR

  • Select the disk and the type of MBR. Then, click "Rebuild".
rebuild MBR
  • After that, you can see "MBR has been successfully rebuilt on Disk X".
rebuild MBR

EaseUS Partition Master is a powerful tool that can also do other things. You can click the link below for more information.

Option 2. Use Bootrec.exe Tool

If you want this fixed, you should prepare a Windows installation CD. And then, follow the steps:

Step 1. Start your PC by installing a CD.

Step 2. Navigate to Repair your computer -> Troubleshoot ->Advanced options -> Command Prompt.

Step 3. Input the following commands and hit Enter one by one:

bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /scanos
bootrec /rebuildbcd

fix mbr

Any wrong parameters will lead to data loss, so be careful in this process.

Fix 3. Run Lenovo Diagnostics Tools

Lenovo offers built-in diagnostics tools to test and troubleshoot errors. You can scan your laptop regularly for errors. 

You can access the boot menu by holding down F12/F11/F10/F9/F2/F1 while booting and find Lenovo Diagnostics (built-in Lenovo Solution Center) to test the hard drive and perform other operations.

If there is a hard drive problem, fix it.

Alternatively, you can remove the hard drive, insert it into another computer, and use a professional hard drive repair and testing tool to repair bad sectors or run a disk surface test to repair a corrupted file system.

Fix 4. Plug All Devices and Perform a Hard Reset

Some hardware may disturb the normal setup process of Windows. You can plug all the devices, including Printers, Scanners, Media Card Readers, USBs, CD, or DVDs.

For a laptop, remove the battery for a second. For the desktop, unplug and plug it back into the power.

If you don't want to plug in the battery, you can hold the Power key for seconds to activate the force shutdown. But this process may cause data loss.

Fix 5. Reset BIOS to Default Setting

You may also be stuck in a boot loop when you set another device as the boot device. And then, you need to change the system hard drive. You can follow the steps to restart the Lenovo laptop and reset BIOS to the default setting.

Step 1. Restart the PC and press F1/F2 to enter the BIOS environment.

Step 2. Find Setup Defaults/Factory Default. It is based on different PCs.

Step 3. Choose Load Setup Defaults to reset BIOS.

reset bios

Fix 6. Restart in Safe Mode

Windows offers one mode called Safe Mode - which can recognize and fix system errors. Follow the instructions below to restart Lenovo Laptop in safe mode:

Step 1. Open the computer and hit F8/Shit+F8 when the Lenovo logo appears.

Step 2. Choose Safe Mode and hit Enter.

ssfe mode

Fix 7. Factory Reset Lenovo PC

You can reset your Lenovo laptop if the above ways are not working. Factory resetting Lenovo PC or reinstalling Windows may be the final fixes for the laptop stuck in the boot loop. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Click the power button and hit F9 to enter the Automatic Repair screen.

Step 2. Select Advanced Options > Troubleshoot > Reset this PC.

factory reset

Fix 8. Reinstall Windows

This operation will clean all your data and files. So, be careful when choosing it. If you want to reinstall Windows, you can follow the steps:

Step 1. Press F2/F9/Del to restart the PC and choose the DVD or USB to boot from.

Step 2. Start up the Setup on your computer and select the time zone, currency, and language.

Step 3. Follow the instruction on the screen to reinstall.

For more detailed steps: How to Install Windows 10 Step by Step


This article discussed eight efficient ways to fix Lenovo laptops stuck in the boot loop. But you need to be careful when choosing. Some fixes may lead to data loss, and you should be prepared when fixing the error. Hope one of the ways can help you. 

You can try EaseUS Partition Master to fix the corrupted MBR and scan for bad sectors. This fix is safe and easy. 

Lenovo Laptop Stuck in Boot Loop FAQs

This part lists some frequently asked questions and answers about Lenovo laptops stuck in the boot loop. If you have more errors, continue reading.

1. Why does my laptop keep entering the Boot Menu?

If your computer keeps booting to BIOS, the problem may be caused by an incorrect boot sequence. Simply go to the BIOS and check if a suitable boot device is available. If you find it, set that disk as the primary boot option.

2. Why is my Lenovo laptop black screen?

Several possible reasons, such as hardware errors, Windows OS abnormalities, device overheating, etc, can cause a black screen on a Lenovo laptop.

3. How to fix a Lenovo laptop that won't boot on Windows 10?

You can go to the advanced options provided by Windows and do a startup repair or use Command Prompt to do so. Or you can Restart your computer and press and hold F8 to enter Safe Mode to repair.

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Cici has accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS. Now she has a detailed understanding of common computer issues, as well as computer backups and disk formatting management solutions.

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