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"To interrupt normal startup, press Enter"

2017-02-16, 17:39 PM

P50 - Windows 10 - Version 1607 - Build 14393.693

 

This message that is supposed to appear at the start of each bootup is not showing up when I reboot after a complete shut down. Expectedly, pressing Enter doesn't do anything, as the system progresses to a normal Windows startup. And still, for whatever reason, the message does appear if I do a Restart and if I press Enter it effectively interrupts its normal start up.

This may not account as a major deal, of course, but being a brand new machine (just over three months old) it raises a concern, besides being an annoyance.

Can someone please provide any idea about possible causes?

Thanks

 

 

 

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Re: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter"

2017-02-16, 19:19 PM

I'm not looking at the BIOS of my P70 at this moment, so I can't tell you the exact words to look for.

 

But I suggest you "reset BIOS to defaults", which will put everything in the machine back to factory initial values.  Then you can re-customize anything you want to customize.

 

In particular the handling of the ENTER key to interrupt the boot process (and present the intermediate menu with your choices of ESC, F1, F12, etc.) can ben negatively impacted by unwanted residual data in NVRAM perhaps left over from earlier BIOS updates.  When you "reset BIOS to defaults" you are wiping everything clean, clearing out any residual unwanted garbage, and almost certainly solving your ENTER anomaly issues at boot time.

 

Give that a try.  If you don't know what to look for in the BIOS, let me know and I'll check on my P70 for the exact tab and wording on which the "BIOS reset to defaults" function is.  (maybe on the final "save" tab?)

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Re: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter"

2017-02-16, 19:37 PM

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P50 - Windows 10 - Version 1607 - Build 14393.693

 

This message that is supposed to appear at the start of each bootup is not showing up when I reboot after a complete shut down. Expectedly, pressing Enter doesn't do anything, as the system progresses to a normal Windows startup. And still, for whatever reason, the message does appear if I do a Restart and if I press Enter it effectively interrupts its normal start up.

This may not account as a major deal, of course, but being a brand new machine (just over three months old) it raises a concern, besides being an annoyance.

Can someone please provide any idea about possible causes?

Thanks

 

 

 


What you describe is entirely normal for Windos 8 and later when fast startup is enabled.

 

What you call "complete shutdown" is more like hibernation, and it isn't safe to make BIOS changes or boot an alternate device in that state.

 

When you select restart what you get is actually more like old-school full shutdown and startup.  You can also do a SHIFT+shutdown to get a complete shutdown without doing a restart.

 

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Re: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter"

2017-02-16, 22:25 PM


zoltanthegypsy wrote:


What you describe is entirely normal for Windos 8 and later when fast startup is enabled.

 

What you call "complete shutdown" is more like hibernation, and it isn't safe to make BIOS changes or boot an alternate device in that state.

 

When you select restart what you get is actually more like old-school full shutdown and startup.  You can also do a SHIFT+shutdown to get a complete shutdown without doing a restart.

 

Z.


 

Right on target, Zoltan... Yes, indeed, if I do a Shift+Shutdown click, I always get the message, the same way I get it when I just click on Restart. If I just click on the Shutdown button, there will be no message.

The only thing that remains unclear to me is... Why so? Why doesn't "shutdown" mean exactly what it says - shut down the system? Or is this kind of an additional reflection of the "invading" cyber language?!?... :smileywink:

Well, be it as it may, many thanks for your accurate and prompt diagnostic...

Cheers!

 

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Re: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter"

2017-02-16, 22:31 PM

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Give that a try.  If you don't know what to look for in the BIOS, let me know and I'll check on my P70 for the exact tab and wording on which the "BIOS reset to defaults" function is.  (maybe on the final "save" tab?)


 

Thanks for your prompt response. As I mentioned in my response to Zoltan, I found a solution just by following the procedure he outlined. Your input is nonetheless highly appreciated, all the same.

Cheers!

 

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Re: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter"

2017-04-26, 17:10 PM

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Re: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter"

2018-06-29, 12:10 PM

I have solved this proprob mostly win7 on the t450 ,the problem is that this message cause a hault and you cannot go into the bios, 

 

Now what you have to do is full power off and the del and f12 button multiple times if it doesn't work after a minute full power off and try again. The f12 has to be after the del so that it will take you straight into the bios. Once you in the bios load defaults and the message shouds stop hanging now. And you should be able to boot.

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Re: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter"

2018-07-03, 12:23 PM

Hello,


Under Windows 10, you can always enter the UEFI (BIOS) firmware by entering a  "shutdown /fw /r /t 60" command from an elevated Command Prompt.  This causes the computer to restart in 60 seconds and go directly into the firmware settings.

 

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Re: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter"

2018-08-23, 19:52 PM

I had the same issue on a T450s. Thanks you for this . cmd shutdown /fw /r /t 00 reawwy did the twick.


 wrote:

Hello,


Under Windows 10, you can always enter the UEFI (BIOS) firmware by entering a  "shutdown /fw /r /t 60" command from an elevated Command Prompt.  This causes the computer to restart in 60 seconds and go directly into the firmware settings.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 


 

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Re: "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter"

2019-01-04, 19:21 PM

Solution for my laptop P51s. 

 

After talking lenovo support it was suggested to do the following pin hole reset. 

 

- shut laptop off

- remove battery & after removing battery look for a pin hole

- pin hole will be in the 'center most' part of the backend of the laptop

- insert a pin, press button down for 15 seconds then release

- i tried this twice as it seem to not resolve anything, so i turned laptop off. 

- i left he laptop alone for about 15 minutes 

- then when i turned the laptop back on "like magic"

- the laptop booted up to windows just fine.. with not side effects. 

i attribute the fix to the "pin hole" reset button. 

 

DFCP23

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