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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-06-2016
Location: US
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Z580 BIOS locked out? Cannot access or flash

Hi everyone,

I'm having trouble assessing BIOS settings and Flashing BIOS (71cn51ww). I have an Ideapad Z580 that upgraded (accidently) to Win10.   About two months later, the PC crashed.  Eventually I returned to Win8 by using Novo button which provides a BIOS selection window and selecting option #4, Recovery.  I want to assess option #2 BIOS settings to boot up from the DVD drive or USB when needed. Options #1,#2 and #3 all boot up to Win8. I tried to flash the BIOS but I get this message, "IHISI: Get support mode error in SMI! SMI return code: 0xEF".   Is there anything I can do to unlock the BIOS to acess BIOS settings?  Also, none of these buttons (F1, F2, Fn+F2, F8 or F12) lead to "BIOS settings" during startup by either holding the button down or rapid pressing the button.  I'd like to have a dual boot option but I cannot even start thinking about that.  Has anyone found a solution for this?

Thank you,


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