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Can't access the BIOS in a Lenovo ThinkPad T430i

Q: Can't access the BIOS in a Lenovo ThinkPad T430i

I have a ThinkPad T430i running Windows 10. I want to enable virtualization, so I need to access the BIOS to enable the feature.When I reboot my laptop it asks me to press Enter to interrupt the booting and once I do it asks me to press F1 to enter the BIOS setup. However, when I press F1 it just shows me a blank screen.I tried updating my BIOS to the latest version (from https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/nz/en/downloads/ds029252) but it still does the same thing.How do I get access to the BIOS or how do I enable virtualization without going into the BIOS?

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A: Can't access the BIOS in a Lenovo ThinkPad T430i

This is what the user guide states:To start ThinkPad Setup, do the following:1. Turn on the computer. When the logo screen is displayed, press the F1 key. The ThinkPad Setupprogram main menu opens.Note: If you have set a supervisor password, the ThinkPad Setup program main menu will be displayedafter you enter the password. You can start ThinkPad Setup by pressing Enter instead of entering thesupervisor password. However, you cannot change the parameters that are protected by the supervisorpassword.

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I got a Lenovo thinkpad laptop and its keep on going into the bios system and I forgot the password to go into everything else how do I get around it and sort it out thanks alex

A:need help lenovo thinkpad bios

There is no backdoor password.  You need to remember the password or replace the motherboard.  Sorry.

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I have a brand new Lenovo W541.  It has Windows 10 installed.  I am trying to access the BIOS to make some changes in the settings in BIOS.  However when I pressthe F1 key during boot, it just ignores it and continues on with the normal boot process.  I have tried to use Fn+F1 and just the F1 key and neither work.  Is there any other way to get into the BIOS if that key combination does not work?  Any help will be appreciated.

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I have a lenovo Thinkpad E530C laptop and sometimes the computer posts and sometimes not. I see others have this issue on the web but i tried all solutions and no luck. When the computer does post i tried to boot from a bios update cd and when the update is running i get this error. Memory cannot be allocated, and the process did not complete. I tried several versions of the bios and same issue. If i run the bios update from windows the lastest version the winphlash64.exe stops responding and the older versions of the bios error with can not read bios. I can enter the bios and default it. I reset the keys and same issue. I also tried different ram and same issue. Any one else have a solution.

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Hi guys, I have no idea what's happening with my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 (it's about 3.5 years old, its warranty just expired). Every time I reboot, I get this weird message saying "Configuration changed, please reboot the machine...". I then proceed to reboot the machine and everything works but the bios options are always resetted! This makes the laptop extremely unusable for me as I always swap the fn/ctrl keys so that I don't have to learn a new keyboard every time I switch computers. If I go back and change the option, it works fine, but the next reboot it does the same message again and I have to reconfigure the bios at EVERY boot. I'm lucky this option is the only one I changed, otherwise someone that would have changed the boot order/graphics settings/passwords etc. would be in a much worst situation than me...At first this seemed like a typical bios battery being out of juice so that the config can't stay saved, but I've now changed the bios battery twice with new ones and this doesn't change anything... It's been working perfectly for 3 years but now it just suddenly stopped working for that reason (by not working I mean the bios that keeps resetting itself, I can still boot to my main OS just fine after).If anybody has any suggestion that would be greatly appreciated. I thought about flashing the bios but afaik it's the latest one, and anyway as I'm only running GNU/Linux I can't run the .exe tool to update it (off-topic but please lenovo have another way to u... Read more

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Hi all, Wondering if there are any others affected with the latest BIOS update? (BIOS version 2.46) Within our company we've had a bunch of Thinkpad T440s and T450s laptops continuosly BSOD, and the only connection I've found so far, which was from checking these forums, is the recent BIOS update. Any thoughts or experience with this would be appreciated.  Cheers, JasonS19

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Hello!Installation of BIOS updates (1.37 and 1.39) fail with the following error:...BIOS is updated successfully.OpenService failed! Error = 1060 OpenService failed! Error = 1060 Intallation run via SCCM 2012 in silent mode (WINUPTP64.EXE -s ). OS: Windows 10 64-bit.Actually, the BIOS appears updated, but installation returned error code 1. So the questions: What does this error mean? Can it be ignored or not?





Best regards,Artem Shaturskyi

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Hi, I was wondering if you could help me, I want to upgrade the BIOS of the L560 from 1.18 to 1.43. Each time I try this, it boots into the bios system, I select bios update and follow the steps until the screen says that it will reboot, but it never does. (see screenshot) Frozen at this screenAfter hours of waiting, trying to long press (20 sec) the power button shuts down the computer. Afterwards the computer boots but displays "Secure Flash Authentication failed!"After forced rebootAfter that I have to long press (20 sec) the power button again to restart the computer and it boots back into the 1.18 (I have also tried to update to version 1.22 or 1.17 (downgrade), with the same results)And also tried to "upgrade" to the same version 1.18 as well, which doesn't work because the system says that there is no new version. Do you have any tips how to upgrade the BIOS on the L560? Kind RegardsOlaf

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Please Help! I ran the Lenovo BIOS Upgrade for Thinkpad E540 for Windows 7; it didn?t work. (?Failure to Read BIOS?) So I downloaded the ISO version, and burned it to a CD. My laptop boots up ONLY from the CD. Now exactly what do I do now, in simple instructions, to upgrade from the ISO CD to the new updated BIOS so that it would be on my laptop (instead of having to boot from the CD every time)? Thanks!

A:How do I Lenovo BIOS Upgrade for Thinkpad E540 for Windows 7 from ISO CD?

Welcome to the forum!
 
If you boot from the CD (and the ISO was correctly burned on the CD), you only need to follow the instructions on the screen. If I remember correctly you need to press Enter once, (eventually confirm by pressing the "Y" key) and then the BIOS will be updated. After that you can remove the CD and boot normally.
 
You need to be connected to the AC and have a full charged battery before the update.
 
Hope this helps...
 
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Hello Guys. My name is Marius, and i have a question for you. I recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p online, and i noticed it has a supervisor password that i don't know, and neither the seller doesn't. My question is, can i update the Bios ( cause i have 2.24 version now ) without having this password? Or will it crash ? I need a 100% sure answer, as i don't want to brick my laptop. Thank you

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Dear All,

I'm unable to access BIOS on - Lenovo IDEPAD 100-80MJ? I tried from Windows 10 by going on:
Settings-Windows and Security-Recovery-Advanced Startup-Restart, but after restart I'm not getting that option saying UEFI? Regards
 

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HI, Please skip to paragraph six for the actual issue I am having--the preceding paragraphs include info that may help to identify how to fix this. I am posting this using my HP desktop running Windows 7 as my Lenovo Ideapad 110 cannot connect to internet as explained below: Firstly, Sorry if I am breaking community guidelines in any way with this post. I did multiple searches but only came up with "forgot my BIOS password-how can I reset it" type posts. I am looking for urgent help to get back into the "BIOS" of my Lenovo IdeaPad 110 running preinstalled Windows 10. Everything was running fine until yesterday. This is when I made the mistake of thinking I knew more about the system than I actually seem to lol :/ So, yesterday--I entered the "BIOS" screen upon startup using F2 (function key+F2). I went on to disable wireless connection ability (to test something unrelated), and also switched Boot from strait UEFI boot mode to legacy/UEFI boot-with UEFI being the default boot option.  I don't know if any of the above have to do with the issue I am now having but I wanted to share it just in case. Here is the real issue as of now: Also yesterday at the same time while in "BIOS", I also went on to set an "admin password", the one you must type in before you can even get to the lenovo splash screen to enter "BIOS". Basically I believe this is referred to as a POST password although I am not an expert cleary (hence asking for the experts' he... Read more

A:Lenovo Ideapad 110-Set an Admin PW in BIOS, Now I can't access BIOS after entering the correct PW?

Sorry for the double post but I just saw this information and thought it might apply to me, please let me know what you think: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500216  

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Hey folks,

New user here. Just updated my laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon, to 1.26/1.19 bioses, from the Lenovo website. After the BIOS updated, my PC rebooted and immediately BSODed with 0x0000009C (0x0000000000000006, 0xFFFFF880009EEB30, 0x00000000FE000000, 0x0000000000801136).

I am unable to do anything- system repair, safe mode, etc. I also do not have a CD drive on this machine so no OEM repair either! I am typing this from my phone.. Also got a new job where I need this baby and majorly worried now. If anyone can please help, I would be greatly appreciative.
Thanks in advance.

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I've just changed the ssd (harddisk) of my Lenovo ThinkPas T440s, then installing Window 8.1 Pro on the new ssd.To do that, I first changed the bios settings, allowing for legacy boot. Then I powered-off the machine from the bios (Disable Built-in Battery), so as to change the ssd.Eventually, there was some problem with the bios, so I disconnected manually the internal battery.Bios: LENOVO GJET89WW (2.39 ) 04/12/2016Boot Mode: Legacy BIOS in UEFI[ This is the lastest bios, obtained here: support.lenovo.com/fr/fr/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-T-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-T440s/20AQ/CTO1WW/downloads/DS035965 ]Now, when I enter the bios, I cannot change any setting. How can I fix that?

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We have two new Lenovo thinkpad P71, both identical. One of them started to have boot up issue (takes about 2.5 minutes for the first boot up of the day, then any restart during that day will be fine) So, I have been trying to resolve this issue this past couple of days without success. However, I found out that the BIOS version were different on both machine. Both machine requested to update the BIOS after the initial setup. One of them I updated but the other I didn't. The Laptop with the updated BIOS has the version 1.17 (which is odd since the latest version on Lenovo website is 1.16) https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-... The laptop that was not updated has the version 1.15 and it does not have the long boot up time issue. So I was wondering if it was normal to have version 1.17? Also, is it possible and should I go back to version 1.15? Any help / tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Hi All, I have enabled secure boot on a 2nd Generation X1. We need this enabled to install our Windows 10 build.Now i have installed the laptop but whenever i start the laptop i cannot get in the BIOS anymore, nor the boot menu. When i turn on the laptop is says in small letters in the top left corner "to interrupt normal startup, press enter".normally it would show a big Thinkpad/Lenovo sign in the middle of the screen, if you then press F1, F12 or Enter, you would be able to access theBIOS. But now when i press Enter, F1, F12 it gets stuck and doesn't do anything anymore. i did some searching but couldn't find any solutions. i had this before and a reboot would normally resolve this. the only thing i found online is clearing the CMOS via the jumper on the system board. haven't tried this yey. if any one has any other suggestion i would appreciate it.

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Hi All, I have enable secure boot on a 2nd Generation X1. We need this enable to install our Windows 10 build.No i have installed the laptop but now whenever i start the laptop i cannot get in the Bios anymore, nor the bootmenu. When i turn on the laptop is says in small letters in the top left corner "to interrupt normal startup, press enter".normally it would show a big Lenovo sign in the middle of the screen, if you then press F1, F12 or enter, you would be able to access the bios. But now when i press Enter, F1, F12 it gets stuck and doesn't do anything anymore. i did some searching but couldn't find any solutions. i had this before and a reboot would normally resolve this. the only thing i found online is clearing the CMOS via the jumper on the system board. haven't tried this yey. if any one has any other suggestion i would appreciate it.

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hello,I am Younus Shah Stl My Lenovo Thinkpad L440 cant boot into windows nor bios. Stuck in windows loading and loop. And after few search this kind of yoga books only enter bios from windows and since this cant boot into windows i cant reinstall windows. Any idea. ThanksPlease Guide.

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My S1 Yoga, 20CD-00B1US, is stuck with the screen off and the power LED stuck on. When I try to push or hold the power button it beeps two short beeps and the LED stays solid. I was running the Lenovo Bios Update Software directly from their site. The power cord was plugged in and no other programs were running (aside from background programs). Now it is just stuck like this. Any thoughts or help would be great. I can't even get it to force shut off. Thank you in advance!

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I made the Bios update as per the rules: connected to electric supply, battery full but unable to boot the Thinkpad anymore.Serial: PC0B4EK3, model: Furthermore, I introduced  twice a service support request as my Thinkpad is still under waranty to Lenovo Managed Technical Support Acceess under references 405PHZY and 405NS8D. I received replies from [email protected] but when I try to reply to those mails they all bounce back! Receiving: Error transferring to d06av21.portsmouth.uk.IBM.COM; Maximum hop count exceeded. Message probably in a routing loop.

 Reporting-MTA: dns;d06dbl038.portsmouth.uk.ibm.com

Final-Recipient: rfc822;<[email protected]>
Action: failed
Status: 5.0.0
Remote-MTA: smtp;d06av21.portsmouth.uk.IBM.COM
Diagnostic-Code: X-Notes; Error transferring to d06av21.portsmouth.uk.
IBM.COM; Maximum hop count exceeded. Message probably in a routing lo
op.Assistance would highly be appreciated!! 

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Hi,  Today I've decided to update to the BIOS version 2.0 to my Thinkpad Helix according to the Drivers published in the support page.  After that, the touchpad is not working anymore. I've applied different things like for example Function Key + F6 and nothing.  Does anyone have an idea of how to solve this?  This is the log file after the update: [2018/7/21 9:9:48] version 25.32OS = Windows 10 64bitDriver Loading....DoneSystem BIOS Version -> N17ET72WApplying BIOS Version -> N17ETA0WSystem EC Version -> N17HT63WApplying EC Version -> N17HT66WAC adapter/Battery check....OK.BIOS Flashing....BIOS Flash completed.EC Flashing....EC Flash completed. Regards! Jesus Guevara    

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Hi everybody, I need to install clean Win7 or Win10 but there is always this message of freeze on Starting Windows after boot from DVD or USB key.I've a Lenovo Thinkpad L412 with 1.39 Bios version, that it haven't UEFI option.Someone that has resolve it?Thanks so much

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Hey Guys, I have an issue with my BIOS, I used to be able to access my BIOS no problem, but I recently went into it to try and change the boot order so I could boot from a USB drive, anyway I figured it out, but now when I try get back into my BIOS to change the boot order back, I'm met with a black screen and a white line in the top left corner and it just stays there, nothing happens! Any ideas on what might be causing this or any soloutions? All help is greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance! OnionJuice.

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After I press Fn+F2, the message in the bottom left cornor changed from "press fn+f2 ..." to "waiting". But then it goes to windows system. I also tried with F2 with no success. Fn+F12 doesn't even change the message at startup screen. I suspect there is something to do with Windows 8 installation in UEFI mode. Since then I have this BIOS problem. Trying to disconnect BIOS battery along with all other power source. It shows a checksum error and message "press F2 for boot options." So I press F2, but it just goes back to Windows again. After that, there is no more error message but the problem is still there. Nothing changes basically. Is there any BIOS recovery method for this laptop available? There is still no BIOS file in the official website though.













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A:Lenovo U410 - Cannot access to BIOS

 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi ,
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 

For U410 the default option to enter Bios is Fn +F2 if it is set to hotkey mode under bios
If it is set to legacy mode you need to use F2 ,
 
Since you have tried both the options , now other way of checking will be to disconnect hard drive and ssd  from the system and check by pressing Fn+F2  or F2
 
It is recommended to visit nearest Lenovo local service center to have system verified  
 
 
Hope This Helps

Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hi all, I recently bought Lenovo G500s laptop. Initially it came with DOS. So, i took up partioning the HDD for installing Windows 7. So i changed the boot order to USB drive. Partioned my HDD and went on to install Win 7 through USB Disk. But now it says "Missing Operating System" and i cannot access the system BIOS using the Function keys. I guess, i had also messed up UEFI/Legacy settings in BIOS earlier. But now i cannot access the BIOS at all. Can anyone provide me solution to undo the same or reset the corrupt BIOS. Probably by uploading the G500s BIOS file, so that i can flash it in my laptop. Thanks for the help in advance.

A:Cannot Access Lenovo G500s BIOS.. please help

hi starfire1801,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
During boot-up, if pressing Fn+F2 does allow you to access the BIOS, can you try to:
1. Remove the AC adapter and battery then press the power button for 20secs.
2. Reconnect the AC adapter and press the OneKey Recovery button. If a menu appears, choose BIOS Setup.
3. If you get the same problem, download a free copy of Windows 8 Enterprise (90day trial) and install it on the system. When you get Windows 8 up and running, try accessing theBIOs via the UEFI Firmware Settings.
 
 
Hope this helps

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Hello everyone ... I can not enter the BIOS menu or BOOT selection during system startup. (In case: Windows). I press the sequence Fn + F2, Fn + F1, Fn + F12, Delete, Esc and nothing happens. Any suggestions for this problem? Some configuration is made so that the key combination option is available the next time for entry on Boot Selection or BIOS access? Thank's.  

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Hello Everyone, Its a much discussed yet embarassing problem. I have a G580 with intel i3 processor. The machine is quite old (5 years i think) and has been subject to various OS upgrades, changes, flashes, dual boots systems like ubuntu & windows. Recently to upgrade the machine i bought an i7 processor (yes it is compatible, i checked the hardware manuals). Once installed  the display wont come on, i figured i needed a BIOS update. Thats where the terrible stuff started. I tried using the BIOS update tool downloaded from the official lenovo website with windows 10. As soon as i launched it, the command prompt like window opened and my computer froze. That happned a few times. Figuring, it might resolve itself I left it alone for 3 hours but it was still frozen. Also figuring that the tool is for windows 7 i ran it on compatibility mode. Still the same result. I read on some forum a guy had the same issue and it was resolved by reverting to windows 7. So i bought a new copy of windows 7 (yes i really want that i7 processor). Installed it and tried to run the tool. Still, it froze the minute the window opened (another 3 hour gesticulation time was given to he machine to unfreeze itself but in vain). So i tried to access the bios to see if there was a supervisor password preventing me from entering. Thats when i discovered that i could nnot access the bios at all. Ive attached some screenshots in the end to explain. Startup... Read more

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Hello,I'm trying to clean install Windows 10 on my laptop but I'm having some problems.My laptop is an old Lenovo Z580 i7. Initially it had Windows 8 but then I somehow managed to clean install Windows 10 on it.I said somehow because I'm trying to do the same right now, but I can't manage to do it!The problem is I can't find any way to boot from USB to access to the Windows 10 installer. It's a well known problem with Lenovo Z580 that many people had. When I clean installed a couple of years ago I managed to boot it from the USB, but I tried so many things now and I can't do it!I tried clicking the Lenovo button (which is how it's supposed to work) but nothing happens. I tried to access the BIOS but it doesn't let me go on it, whatever button I press on boot. I tried to reboot from Windows 10 going on Settings -> Recovery, still I can't get to boot via USB.Does anyone have a suggestion about what to do?Thank you.

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Hi  is there anyway i can get my bios working again I had linux installed on my laptop and after updating it, i could no longer access my BIOS.When i use the nova button on the side and click BIOS setup i get a black screen with a white line in top left. I have tried booting into BIOS without the HDD in and no luck. :/I also tryied updating bios but it just says it has latest version installed. Thanks

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Lenovo G480 i3 Seriesunfortunately after 14months of service the HDD crashed.I bought another HDD, sad to say I can't access the BIOS on any of the keys.F1, F2, Del, Esc, Fn+f1, Fn+f2,The novokey(instant recovery buitton beside the power button) just prompts for the choice of the following:Normal startup -no display after selectionBios Setup -no display after selectionBoot Menu -no display after selectionSystem Recovery -no display after selectionAny other suggestions to access the BIOS?Already removed & installed CMOS battery. Removed the HDD and RAM.NO SUCCESS.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi everyone i have a laptop Lenovo y40-80Intel core i7 cpu 2.40ghzMemory 15gb ram hdd ssd 256gbPlease i need some helpWhen i press power button laptop. Is open keyboard function screen function but nothing showing. No text. No logo Lenovo. No bios access ..help me to solve this problem ....
 
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Hello, The Problem:Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS  to my HDD in UEFI mode. Soon I found out that I could not access the BIOS using F2, but F12 allowed selection of boot device. Reinstalling Windows, I found out that the boot menu still had the Ubuntu entry and I still could not access the BIOS. I searched on the web for a solution and before I could manage to find a proper one, I managed to delete both the ubuntu and windows boot manager boot entries, still locked out of bios. This time I could not boot into any OS, could not access bios using f2 nor access boot menu using f12.  The Solution:There was one last hope, during boot I noticed that PXE (Boot via ethernet option was still showing).Note: This solution requires you to update the BIOS. This is a very risky procedure, so proceed with caution. This will also probably void your warranty. If you can access boot menu (F12) and want to regain access to the BIOS (F2), boot into Windows 7. Install a bios update for your laptop (specifically for your laptop) available at The Lenovo Support Site. The oldest BIOS (probably for Windows 7) is preffered. If you donot have access to windows 7, perform step 2 and boot into the created ISO by creating a bootable CD or pendrive. Then goto step 11.If you can't access F12 and F2, cannot boot into OS, but can boot via Ethernet (there should be a message about trying Atheros Ethernet PXE Boot during startup), start from step 1. Perform the following steps on a s... Read more

A:Lenovo G580 cannot access BIOS after installing Ub...

Update: Even in the newest BIOS Update 62cn97ww (for Lenovo G580), Ubuntu causes the same problem. I came across a solution on the internet, that works without having to update the BIOS if Ubuntu can be accessed. To fix it, boot into Ubuntu (should be installed on the system), start Terminal and type in the following commands:sudo grub-install
sudo efibootmgr -b 0 -BReboot and F2 should work. BIOS should be accessible through F12>Tab>Setup also. Ubuntu will boot no more but can probably be fixed.

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I bought this used notebook, and soon I verified that the audio was not going out, therefore I assumed that a driver was missing, so I went to the lenovo website, (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/products/laptops-and- netbook / thinkpad-t-series-laptops / thinkpad-t430 / downloads), I downloaded the driver and installed it, the audio came back, so I went to the "automatic driver update" item he checked the notebook and found other drivers missing , I asked to upgrade, after updating the Bios driver the notebook rebooted, and now the same 5beeps - 5beeps link and does nothing else, I would like to know how to proceed now.

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 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3 : cannot be used as a tabletObsolete BIOS/ECP with Missing Support for ?no win button? logon(support Power + Volume up button combination to notify "CTRL+ALT+DEL") SITUATIONLenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3 (model 20KK) with Windows 10Company forces the safety policy to No Win Button logon (right decision)The hardware ?Power + Volume up? to replace the CTRL-ALT-DEL is not working on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablet gen 3 ISSUE:I cannot use a screen logon to Windows 10 (inhibited by safety policy).I can only logon when the keyboard is connected (to use hard CTRL-ALT-DEL)> The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet X1 Gen 3 can only be used as a normal laptop? DETAILSSystem Win 10 64b (10.0.16299)Model 20KKS1111JBIOS UEFI 26 (Lenovo N1ZET70W (9/18/2018)ECP 06Note:CTRL+ALT+DEL is implemented by the embedded controller firmware (ECFW, also referred to as ECP)The issue was known and solved by Lenovo for ECP>1.06 on other tablets.(see BIOS1.16//ECP1.08 was solving the issues and also BIOS1.54/ECP1.11)(https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Enterprise-Client-Management/Unlock-X1-Tablet-without-Keyboard/td-p/335...) QUESTIONSWhy is Lenovo selling tablet with obsolete ECP1.06 on fresh new Lenovo X1 Gen 3 tablet, even in the latest BIOS ?When do you think we have the right ECP update on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablet gen 3 ?Any suggestion how to solve/bypass this ? I realize it was stupid to purchase and pay for a tablet and use it as a basic lapt... Read more

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Hi,i have Lenovo ThinkPad T470 (LENOVO 20HD0002MC) and recently has started a strange problem:While booting at first Lenovo logo shows up (where you can get to BIOS by Enter key) and right after screen goes black. When i power down laptop and boot again (sometime few times) intead of the black screen there is a prompt for Bios password, like it should have and booting continues to OS.Enter key for BIOS doesnt work while it slill get stuck on black screen just right before it loads the BIOS (after trying few times with power -off/on it gets to BIOS and i can boot normally)I have BIOS firmware updated to the latest version, so as well drivers for hardware.Im not aware of any change that could potentionally start this issue, maybe after updating bios to some newer version.Otherwise im using Windows 10 with latest updates, but i dont think this could cause the issue as its way before windows loading.Thanks for the help.

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Hi. I have a lenovo y50 running windows 10. It did some automatic update, shut down and when I powered it up again, I got the update being prepared screen then after a while it rebooted and was stuck on the lenovo logo for a long time. I force shut it down and again it froze on the lenovo screen. After powering  it up again, i got a bsod and it again rebooted. Now,  when i power it on i dont get anything on the screen, its totally blank with the leds powering up and also the keyboard backlighting. Any help guys? 

A:Lenovo y50 wont boot. Can't access bios, blank scr...

Hi nikar15 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would you have the machine number? Check on the machine number from the sticker or check it from here ,just keep your serial number confidential.
Was it previously on Win8.1 ? Did you manage to create a recovery media ?
 
It would have to power drain the machine by removing the charger , battery and harddrive and to press and hold down the power for 12 seconds. 
 
Without the harddrive and battery , try going to the BIOS by FN + F2 or use the Novo button to start. If you manage to get the BIOS set up screen , go to the Exit Tab and load optimal defaults and save and exit. Turn off and put back the battery and harddrive and check.
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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I purchased this destop in February, but am having poor font rendering problems in Windows 10. I thought perhaps it was caused by some software I installed, so I opted for a complete reset, (eliminating all my files). It went ok, except the American Megatrends screen comes up during each boot/reboot, requiring me to press ESC. It also asks if I want to completely clear the TPM by pressing F12. But pressing this does nothing, only ESC will get me out of that screen. When following the boot interrupt sequence, I can get to the boot screen but not into the bios.  I tried clearing the TPM through TPM manager, but following those instructions just restarts the machine but still does not let me access the bios (it cycles back to the Windows welcome screen then to the TPM manger). Today I reinstalled Windows 10 yet again, this time from my backup USB stick. The American Megatrends sign still comes up, so it looks like something got reset in the BIOS. If I could get in I would turn off the TPM....Any ideas on how to get rid of this annoyance? --Btw, the poor font rendering is still there but that's "research" for another day. 

A:Lenovo IdeaCentre 700 cannot access BIOS/UEFI afte...

I solved this myself. After realizing that there is a very small window of opportunity to press the various ESC/F1 etc. buttons I finally managed to get into the BIOS/UEFI, found the TPM under the Security tab.

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Hi I have changed boot order and also I have disabled UEFI in order to install linux on other partition(not done yet). as I always do on other laptops. But now after changing to legacy mode I cannot access BIOS anymore. I got pxe-e61 error. OK so I insert USB linux drive and it is working properly with live boot.  But I realy need to boot Windows, but it is not possible becoŠuse of UEFI being turnd off. Also It is not possible to access bios, because BIOS was accessed from recovery windows menu, whitch doesnt load anymore. Also when it is booting up (lenovo logo) I press esc (no other keys are workind) which open menu where I "can" boot to BIOS. So I press F1 menu dissapears but I end up with same PXE-E61 error. Any advice how to enter BIOS and change it back to UEFI mode ? thanks

A:Lenovo B590 cannot access BIOS - UEFI disabled

I hope you meant to say Lenovo B590, because I cannot find any reference to a Lenovo G590 Not sure why, but others have reported that to regain access to the BIOS, you have to do the following. remove the battery and power, then remove the back panel.remove the BIOS battery.    See page 44, 45 and 52 of the Hardware Maintenance Manualleave it for a couple of minutes (I would say 5 minutes or more).replace the BIOS battery and the cover, then the battery and then the powerBoot up and use F1 / F2 to go into the bios Hardware Maintenance Manual Lenovo B590https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/b590_hmm_en.pdf I hope it works for you too. Good Luck,

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Hi I have changed boot order and also I have disabled UEFI in order to install linux on other partition(not done yet). as I always do on other laptops. But now after changing to legacy mode I cannot access BIOS anymore. I got pxe-e61 error. OK so I insert USB linux drive and it is working properly with live boot.  But I realy need to boot Windows, but it is not possible becoŠuse of UEFI being turnd off. Also It is not possible to access bios, because BIOS was accessed from recovery windows menu, whitch doesnt load anymore. Also when it is booting up (lenovo logo) I press esc (no other keys are workind) which open menu where I "can" boot to BIOS. So I press F1 menu dissapears but I end up with same PXE-E61 error. Any advice how to enter BIOS and change it back to UEFI mode ? thanks

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Hello, I can't access to the boot menu to repair the problem : bootmgr is missingWith my Lenovo G500So i tried to boot or enter bios with F1 key, F2, F3, .... F12, i tryed all F keys, with FN and witout, i tried also with an external USB Keyboard, same problemI also tried to remove then replace the hard drive, remove and replace a battery ... I tried too with the novo bouton , it dosnt work  

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Ok so i have 2 months lenovo ideapad z580 laptop..i am unable to access UEFI BIOS menu and boot menu anymore these were the steps i tried with my laptop
1)i have windows 8.1 tried going to pc settings and selected uefi settings on restart But the problem still persist the laptop is just doing normal windows 8 boot
2)tried pressing/hitting F1,F2,F12,DEL keys
3)i have also used lenovo one key recovery button there it showed "bios setup" when i selected it and hit enter it is just doing normal windows 8 boot still i can't access uefi bios
4)tried updating BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model
5)tried resetting Laptop by removing battery and ac adapter and pressing and holding power button for 30 seconds but still no use i can't access BIOS yet
6)i tried removing the internal hard drive Out of the laptop and this time one starnage thing happened " before with internal hard drive i used to get lenovo splash screen when turning ON but after removing hard drive and when i try to access bios i can't see the lenovo splash screen at all" still i can't access BIOS!!!
7)i even have tried holding down Shift key, letter B when starting up the laptop but still didn't work
seems like windows 8.1 makes changes to BIOS?
please anybody help me with this particular issue....thanks

A:can't access UEFI BIOS and BOOT menu on my lenovo z580

I own a Lenovo G700, and I have heard that Shift + F2 will get you into the BIOS. It might work if all else fails. You can also call Lenovo support or search around a bit more. But in my case I have to use the hardware OneKey Recovery button to access it.

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Hello all, this is my first post here so apologies if it is in the wrong category.

I have been trying to repair a laptop for my friend that cannot boot up to windows. It is constantly going to Startup repair and whenever I try repairing windows with USB it always fails.

Now I am trying to access the bios to change the boot device to the USB drive so I can do a fresh install of windows.
Here's my issue, the laptop will always go into the startup repair mode without giving me the option to enter the bios.

Will removing the cmos battery resolve this? ( I want to avid this option as it means opening the laptop, since it is not my laptop. I may find it difficult even locating the cmos battery)

Any other ideas how I can access the bios?

- Edit -

The laptop is running windows 8.1 x64

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Trying to access the BIOS to upgrade the Western Digital Drive. I use settings to reboot to the BIOS and it reboots but the screen remains blank after rebooting. How can I access?

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