I have a Windows 10 Lenova Erazer 315. I have refreshed it before but this time I really screwed up. I could probably have fixed this myself but I unfortunately bought a used gaming computer that does not have an exterior manual eject button for the dvd drive, along with several other sticking points I hit, as outlined below. I was refreshing because the last update messed up my ethernet connection, which has happened before. Grrrrrr. Why won't they let us pick our updates anymore??? Oh, yeah, NSA couldn't see everything we do that way!
I refreshed my computer but I forgot that I had a Game disc in the disc drive. Duh. I believe that is my problem. I refreshed but it got stuck on the Lenovo screen for an hour. I wasn't sitting there watching it closely so I don't know if it got to 100%. After the Lenovo screen passes I get nothing at all... the monitor goes to sleep. I think that because that DVD is in the optical drive it is trying to reboot off of that during the refresh and it will definitely not reboot off of a copy of 2000's Dracula 2. I tried to get into the bios to change the boot order but I cannot seem to get into all the bios settings. It said I failed with my password, which is why I assume it will not let me change those settings. I thought I had set it, because I had it written down, but the one I have written down doesn't work for the bios. I also tried to get into the recovery menu by restarting the computer over and over, which they said would send me into the troubleshooting options. That is not happening either. I attempted these things repeatedly, but if I am doing anything wrong or missing something that anyone could think of, please let me know.
Now, my question is, is there anyway of possibly fixing this without having to open it up and remove the optical drive to get the disc out I don't even know if I can get the disc out without messing up the drive, but it is the only way I can think of. Is there anything I could load onto a usb drive to get it going? One of the 6 or 8 (I forget now) is the first boot option, before the dvd. Like I said, I can look at the bios, but it will not let me change hardly anything. One or two minor things... I think one was time. Or is there a special key press that will get me into troubleshooting when I boot. If there is, I couldn't find it. So, that's my dilemma. As usual I am scared to death that I screwed it up for good and I haven't even had it a year. I hope someone can point me in the right direction so I can get it back up and running tomorrow.
I will probably keep trying to reboot because it is doing different things each time I try something and when I am done I once again try the turning it on and off ( at least 3 times) to get into the recovery options. Now, it is supposed to be powered off, but the keyboard and mouse are still lit up and that isn't the norm for my puter. That turning it on and off to tell the puter there is a problem by failing the boot blew me away. I had to look in several places before I believed it! LOL Anybody else hate the way they have taken over control of our basic computer functions by making them automatic??? LOL
Thank you so much for time and reading my little problem here.