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How to change Boot order on a ThinkCentre (BIOS)

2009-05-12, 13:12 PM

Hello everyone,

 

I need some help, I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre A55 9636 Desktop, and I need to boot off a CD but when I insert the CD in the CD/DVD-ROM and restart, it won't boot of the CD, it doesn't even give a message at startup to change the boot sequence (like press F2 for boot) or something like that. any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

thanks,

 

 

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Re: CHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

2009-05-17, 13:53 PM

Hello,

 

I am still struggling with this, and I hope that someone will be able to get the chance to assisst me with this.

 

Thanks,

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Re: CHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

2009-05-18, 3:04 AM

did you try changing the boot order in the bios?

 

 

 

 

 

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,Re: CHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

2010-01-27, 20:11 PM

I have been with computers since the RAM was only 64 bytes, yes bytes.

 

I cannot find the way to change the boot order in the BIOS. Lots of features but no boot order. It tries to boot from USB before the main drive, that is a big pain.

 

Just what is the path to take when in the BVIOS settings?

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Re: cHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

2010-01-29, 2:39 AM

HI all. just setting up a new a58 and I need an answer to this as well.

no information on the lenovo site apart from press the blue button for laptops.

must go and buy a button for the a58 methinks.

 

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Re: cHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

2010-01-29, 3:44 AM

I have an older (4 1/2 years old) IBM / Lenovo ThinkCentre A51. The procedure I used to successfully change the boot sequence was:

1. When turning on the computer, I repeatedly pressed the F1 key to enter the Setup Utility

2. I selected Startup and pressed enter

3. In Startup, I selected my preferred startup device and then followed the instructions (found at the

    bottom of the screen) to move that device up in the startup sequence

4. I saved the changes and exited the Setup Utility.

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Re: cHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

2010-01-29, 3:56 AM

sorted!!!

look at the bottom right hand corner of the keyboard and next to the Del key is Enter!

don`t I feel old.

regards

Pete

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Re: cHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

2012-03-08, 16:57 PM

Hit the F12 key on boot. It shows the boot sequence and allows to temporarily change it. Good luck!

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Re: cHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

2012-03-08, 17:15 PM

Don't forget to have the CD rom drive set as Master and hard drive as slave! Surely IBM knew about this and should have provided better support! Cheers!

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Re: cHANGE BOOT ORDER ON A Lenovo ThinkCentre

2016-10-27, 2:35 AM

Do you know what are you talking about? There is no Master/Slave setting on an ATA drive!!

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