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backroad
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Can't access BIOS (win 10, T420)

According to the documentation to access the BIOS on a T420 you press the blue "ThinkVantage" key.   Pressing that still causes the unit to boot to Windows (10).

 

I've also tried F2, Fb+F2, and F12.

 

Is there a work around for a possibly defective ThinkVantage key?  (The password, now forgotten, has expired and I need to access Restore from BIOS)

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Re: Can't access BIOS (win 10, T420)

Boot into windows 10 and force a full shutdown.  Hold the shift key while powering off.  Then hit F1 when you see the splash screen.


Rich


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backroad
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Re: Can't access BIOS (win 10, T420)

sweet! Thanks
campshkee
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Re: Can't access BIOS (win 10, T420)

Followed above instructions and a lock appears on the screen, requesting password. I don't have one. Any thoughts?

Thanks.

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