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Unable to access BIOS

2013-09-03, 10:36 AM

On my Z580 if I go to Settings on the metro screen right side menu and select 'change PC settings' nothing happens.  On my desktop it opens another menu with options to change the way the computer works.  Any idea how to get the menu to open as I want to change something in the BIOS.

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Re: Unable to access BIOS

2013-09-03, 13:07 PM

Hi Lorne50,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

Below are the steps to get into BIOS menu:

 

  • Shut down the computer completely.
  • Then press the Novo button and then select BIOS Setup (Click here for BIOS simulation).

NOTE: Click here to download the user guide for Z580 Laptop and refer page no. 2 and locate the NOVO button.

 

Hope this helps!!!

 

Do post us back for further queries.

 

Best Regards

Shiva Kumar



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Re: Unable to access BIOS

2013-09-03, 14:10 PM

When I press the Novo button I get 4 options:

-Normal startup

-Bios setup

- Boot menu

-System recovery.

 

Choosing any of the first 3 boots normally to the desktop.  (the 3rd option via another menu)


 

Below are the steps to get into BIOS menu:

 

  • Shut down the computer completely.
  • Then press the Novo button and then select BIOS Setup (Click here for BIOS simulation).
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Unable to Enter BIOS

2014-06-04, 13:46 PM

I have a Z580 but can't enter the BIOS.  It is the first time I have tried to enter the BIOS so no idea if it was like this from day 1 but I have tried everything suggested in other posts without success.  I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 and have all updates installed.  In particular:

1. Pessing the Lenovo button to start bings up a menu with 4 options.   The second is the BIOS option but pressing it starts windows normally.

2. Going via the published windows commands for PC Settings through  to EFI etc also ends up with a normal windows start.

3. Tried shutting down with the shift key and all the normal key combinations (F1, F2, FnF2, F12, esc. etc) but all lead to a normal windows start.

4.  Finally tried removing the HDD but it just came up with a boot menu and 5 options.  The first 2 were windows boot menu, 3rd was boot from CD, last 2 were network boots.   None allow access to the BIOS.

 

Any ideas?

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Re: Unable to Enter BIOS

2014-06-06, 1:54 AM

Ok, that is really bizarre...seems like you've tried nearly everything.

 

Have you tried pressing F2 (BIOS menu) or F12 (Boot Menu) from a cold shut down?  What happens?

 

Have you tried completely disabling hybrid shutdown, etc?  I still don't see why it wouldn't work from the Windows -> EFI reboot option.

 

The only other thing I can think of is try to boot from a USB that fails.  By default, the BIOS is set to boot from harddrive BEFORE usb drives but if you don't have a harddrive in, maybe it will go next.  The reason I say this is I have a USB stick created by YUMI that has multiple bootable operating systems, tools, etc.but found out that it will only boot in legacy mode (which I don't think is enabled by default.)  When I try to boot this usb drive in UEFI mode (legacy mode disabled) it takes me to a "fail" screen and says "Press ESC to enter BIOS."  So you could try that.

 

I really think there must be a problem with your computer not completely shutting down (though it seems you've taken steps that SHOULD make it work.)  I don't think you should be able to "lock" yourself out of the BIOS.  So F2 *should* work.  Try that and let me know how it goes.

 

I have a Y510P and the way I can tell if it has been completely shut down is this: if the boot screen with the Lenovo logo does NOT have a spinning circle under it for about 4-5 seconds then you should be able to get to BIOS or Boot Menu.  If that spinning circle pops up almost immediately you're in Windows weird fast startup crap.  If you're in this fast startup (you are aware) you can't get into the BIOS.  I have *no idea* what happens with the NOVO button because I've never tried. 

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Re: Unable to Enter BIOS

2014-06-06, 11:06 AM

Tried all that.  I want to boot the computer from a Linux CD but even if I select CD from the boot menu it boots into Windows (and if I remove the HDD and put in a Linux CD it just goes to the boot menu but still will not boot from the CD even if I choose that opyion from the menu).

 

Also tried shutting down with a script command that is supposd to bypass the hybrid boot.

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Re: Unable to access BIOS

2014-06-06, 11:17 AM

Hello Lorne , 

 

Are you using external keyboard ?  If you are please remove and use laptop's keyboard. 

 

Thanks 

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Re: Unable to access BIOS

2014-06-06, 11:18 AM
No, but I do have a wireless mouse.
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Re: Unable to access BIOS

2014-06-06, 11:20 AM

Hello , 

 

Remove wireless mouse check it again see if problem persists ! 

 

Thanks

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Re: Unable to access BIOS

2014-06-06, 11:29 AM
Removed the wireless dongle but still no joy. I fail to understand how it does not go into the BIOS when I remove the HDD - has Lenovo done something that changes the way the computer starts up?

Does the fact I changed the HDD affect anything? The original was impossibly slow so I put in a Seagate Momentus XT and cloned the old disk.
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