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brunoandrade
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Access BIOS on Lenovo Ideapad 300

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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Re: Access BIOS on Lenovo Ideapad 300

Per page 8 of the (English) User Guide - ideapad 300-14IBR, ideapad 300-15IBR use the NOVO button.

 

[edit] It's a good idea to do a full shutdown before accessing BIOS or booting an external device or other OS:  SHIFT + shutdown.

 

IdeaPad 300 NOVO Button.PNG

 

Z.


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brunoandrade
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Re: Access BIOS on Lenovo Ideapad 300

Dear zoltanthegypsy, thanks for the answer.

 

I managed access the BIOS by the "recovery mode" on Windows.

 

Now I want to learn how to enable the shortcut by pressing the key combination on the keyboard during the boot.

 

The reason: I want to install Linux on dualboot.

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Re: Access BIOS on Lenovo Ideapad 300

I don't think there's a key combo for BIOS access on that machine.  There's a possibility it will give you a "press ENTER" option on a reboot, but I don't think so.

 

You'll need to boot via the NOVO button to do what you want or use the Advanced Startup option that you've found in Windows.

 

Again, make sure Windows is fully shut down before modifying BIOS, booting the Linux installer, or switching to the installed Linux.  SHIFT + shutdown or use the Advanced Startup option from within Windows.

 

[edit] If you're going to be toggling between operating systems regularly you may want to turn off fast startup:  http://www.howtogeek.com/243901/the-pros-and-cons-of-windows-10s-fast-startup-mode/

 

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hobo2018
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Re: Access BIOS on Lenovo Ideapad 300

I see this post is a bit old but I have the same problem.

My laptop does NOT have the button on the left side.

I made a boot dvd and need to test it.

Also tried different buttons and combos but its not working for me.

I do need to change BIOS boot sequence.

Pleasehelp

Thanks

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Re: Access BIOS on Lenovo Ideapad 300

It's very difficult for anyone to answer you question without knowing what model of laptop you have. 

 

Please provide more information.

 

Z.

 


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hobo2018
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Re: Access BIOS on Lenovo Ideapad 300

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I think that using windows there is  way to access? Is it safe to switch to Legacy or will that not work?

Thank you.

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Re: Access BIOS on Lenovo Ideapad 300


@hobo2018 wrote:

My laptop does NOT have the button on the left side.


On Lenovo laptops manufactured in the last few years, the "Novo" button is hidden beneath the casing.  You press it by inserting the end of a straightened paper clip (or similar) into the correct hole in the casing.  Post number 2 in this thread shows where the correct hole can be found (thanks to: ZoltanTheGypsy).

 

-- from CyberSimian in the UK

iggyau
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Re: Access BIOS on Lenovo Ideapad 300

 If you have windows 10 the easiest way is just reboot into the bios. It saves you having to find a paperclip to stick in the hole.

 

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/access-bios-windows-10

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