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How to enter BIOS on ThinkPad T510i?

2020-04-05, 10:57 AM

Hi All,

 

I need your help please.

 

I wanted to turn on some diagnostics in BIOS of my ThinkPad T510i.

I entered BIOS using blue ThinkVantage button during LENOVO logo displayed, changed some things (do not remember exactly, wanted to get some info about RAM installed) and quit.

Now, I can't get back to BIOS.

When laptop is starting up, there is some diagnostic displayed for a very, very short period of time. I can read it only when I manage to press Pause button quickly enough.

The bottom line says: "To interrupt normal startup press the blue ThinkVantage button".

But it does not work. Or I am not fast enough.

I tried also pressing other buttons, found somewhere on the net (F1, F2, Enter, Delete) but with no luck as well.

After this screen I get Intel Boot Agent started, but the only option there (I get there with Ctrl+S) is changing how long starting message is displayed.

 

I tried to perform BIOS update with BIOS update utility for Windows found on https://download.lenovo.com/eol/.

It did not help neither.

I am not able to use BIOS Update Bootable CD because I can't get into BIOS to change boot sequence.

 

Can you please help me? How can I get back to previous startup screen? How can I enter BIOS?

I run out of ideas.

 

Regards,

Marek

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Re:How to enter BIOS on ThinkPad T510i?

2020-04-05, 15:15 PM

It sounds like a Windows "Fast Startup" issue.  The next time you shutdown, hold the shift key during the process to force a full shutdown.


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Re:How to enter BIOS on ThinkPad T510i?

2020-04-06, 8:47 AM
It did not help. But, I finally managed to get into BIOS using F1. I have do idea how but it worked. After several exactly the same attempts. I change Boot option and memory test back to default and I can see normal Lenovo logo when laptop is starting. Without this annoying Intel Boot Agent. Regards, stay safe!
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