Default [Q] Lenovo Thinkpad tablet won't boot

My tablet was stuck on the blinking Lenovo logo and I took the following steps -
Shut down TPT by pressing and holding the power button
Pressed and hld the power button until the TPT vibrated
Kept pressing and releasing the volume up button until "Booting Recovery Kernel Image" appeared in the upper left corner.
A long list (in yellow) detailed E: failures to open, mount various things followed
Scrolled to wipe data/factory reset/ delete all user data.
Followed prompt to reboot system now
Tablet vibrated, static lenovo logo appeared and then nothing further happened.
I'd appreciate advice and or counselling as this is the third time I've had a similar problem!