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Lenovo IdeaPad S205 - BIOS access via F2 doesn't work

2011-09-01, 11:03 AM

Hello,

 

all the time i had Windows 7 64Bit working properly, cince i have tried to install Ubuntu 11.04 i am not able to boot from HDD. Windows 7 and Ubuntu installations are able to find and partition the HDD, XP installation can't find HDD.

 

I think there is no HDD issue, i can not enter BIOS by pressing F2 Key, the BIOS is trying to boot by 3 times and stops at the menu where you can shoose the boot source.

 

So what is the problem of the bios?

 

Thanks and sorry for my bad english

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad S205 - BIOS access via F2 doesn't work

2011-09-01, 14:38 PM
check if there is bios update and/or try this trick:
remove the battery, un-plug the ac adapter, press power button for 30-40 seconds, replace the battery and set default settings for bios.

http://www.krasotaiskusstva.com
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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad S205 - BIOS access via F2 doesn't work

2011-09-01, 16:36 PM

It didn't work, there is still the same.

 

Boot Menu

1. Windows Boot Manager

2. ATA HDD0: HITACHI HTS545025B9A300

3. PCI LAN: Realtek PXE B02 D00

4. PCI LAN: Realtek PXE B02 D00

 

with tab i can switch to App Menu, but there is nothing, F2 still doesn't working. Is it a bug of the BIOS? Looks like a bug for me.

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad S205 - BIOS access via F2 doesn't work

2011-09-01, 19:12 PM

OK, i was able to install Windows 7 and upgrade BIOS to version 21. Now i can enter the BIOS, but it has problem to shut down. I am still trying!

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad S205 - BIOS access via F2 doesn't work

2011-09-02, 8:32 AM

Hi,

 

did you install Win7 64Bit? If so, you probably used UEFI mode with GPT partition tables!

Thats a common issue on the S205 BIOS. Shutdown/StandBy and WiFi problems occur all the time and there is no fixed BIOS available. Just google "S205 win64 uefi".

 

You need to re-install using legacy BIOS mode. To do that, you just wait, while your Win7 DVD is loading and don't press a key. Then clean the HDD and create new partitions as needed.

 

Hope that helps,

witteks

 

 

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Re: Lenovo IdeaPad S205 - BIOS access via F2 doesn't work

2011-12-21, 13:32 PM

I am having the similar problem... Am I screwed?

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