Computer shut down by itself, on restart all I see is "grub rescue"


  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #1

    Computer shut down by itself, on restart all I see is "grub rescue"


    This just happened. I'm sitting at the computer and no warning, no weird sound, it shuts down. Took me a minute to realize what had happened, I thought it had just gone to sleep. Saw power button dark so turned machine back on. POST looked normal, then it didn't boot. Just a command line of "grub rescue". I tried some grub commands, i.e., boot - but they didn't work. ls was the only command that worked. Does anyone have any ideas? Is this a hard drive crash?
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  2. Posts : 17,371
    Windows 11 Pro
       #2

    Maybe a Linux forum might be a more useful place to ask?
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  3. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Maybe but this is a Windows computer. I do not recall ever installing Linux on this computer.
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  4. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Some windows recovery partitions use linux !
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Apparently.
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  6. Posts : 1,221
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       #6

    While it's unusual for Windows recovery functions to use Linux, it is not impossible.

    You should check the Lenovo support forums to see what they suggest.
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  7. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanks!
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Nothing happening at Lenovo support. No help at all.
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  9. Posts : 194
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    Really unable to determine the issue here, but im second guessing a hard drive crash. The Grub menu is part of the resce media installed with lenovo recovery systems.

    1. Has the PC ever been reformatted and reinstalled?

    2. Did you create or do you have recovery disks?

    3. Can you boot to a dos environment (maybe with a USB drive or DVD with and chkdsk loaded) to allow disk checking?
    Download ultimate boot cd here. Download Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) - MajorGeeks

    HTH
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  10. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Put the hard drive back in the Windows machine yesterday and it booted! Took a long time but it did. Working now with no issues.

    1. Has the PC ever been reformatted and reinstalled?

    2. Did you create or do you have recovery disks?

    3. Can you boot to a dos environment (maybe with a USB drive or DVD with and chkdsk loaded) to allow disk checking?
    Download ultimate boot cd here. Download Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) - MajorGeeks

    HTH[/QUOTE]
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