07-27-2018 04:29 AM
I have a ThinkPad T430i running Windows 10. I want to enable virtualization, so I need to access the BIOS to enable the feature.
When I reboot my laptop it asks me to press Enter to interrupt the booting and once I do it asks me to press F1 to enter the BIOS setup. However, when I press F1 it just shows me a blank screen.
I tried updating my BIOS to the latest version (from https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/nz/en/downloads/ds029252) but it still does the same thing.
How do I get access to the BIOS or how do I enable virtualization without going into the BIOS?
07-27-2018 04:50 AM
This is what the user guide states:
To start ThinkPad Setup, do the following:
1. Turn on the computer. When the logo screen is displayed, press the F1 key. The ThinkPad Setup
program main menu opens.
Note: If you have set a supervisor password, the ThinkPad Setup program main menu will be displayed
after you enter the password. You can start ThinkPad Setup by pressing Enter instead of entering the
supervisor password. However, you cannot change the parameters that are protected by the supervisor
07-27-2018 06:19 AM
I did all this below
But once I select BIOS setup, it shows always blank (black) Screen nothing on the screen
07-27-2018 06:53 AM
Hi, If you are having problems getting into BIOS through F1 you can enter BIOS through windows 10.
See below for other ways to get into BIOS.
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07-27-2018 06:59 AM
Why on the earth people are not reading the whole question and just cometting on subject line. I am able to get option BIOS Setup Utility but when I select it is shwoing me blank screen (Blank Screen) No BIOS options.
I need to resole that.
07-27-2018 08:31 AM
Do it well, worse becomes itself
07-27-2018 08:42 AM - edited 07-27-2018 08:43 AM
Thank you for reply. At last I got some reply which I am interested. But I like to inform my laptop boot in windows smoothly. But my Bios have supervisor password , password I know. So I want to know that still your method will work !!
07-27-2018 02:23 PM - edited 07-27-2018 04:37 PM
Do you have a win8/10 system with Fast Startup enabled?
If so, disable this feature.
Then do a FULL shutdown:
Press and hold the Shift key while selecting the Shutdown option in Windows. This will make the PC perform a full shutdown instead of a hybrid shutdown. Then F1 or F12 can be pressed successfully during startup.
Try this and report back your findings.
When I reboot my laptop it asks me to press Enter to interrupt the booting
This is not documented in HMM/user guide.
X220FORME stated a boot without HDD installed. This works if HDD is password protected.
Green5178 stated a reboot via windows panels, which works IF fastboot is disabled.
You stated password. Which password? HDD, supervisor, etc. Supervisor is your answer. Check.
Welcome to the forum. Glad you are here.
07-28-2018 12:30 AM
07-28-2018 01:08 AM
Do it well, worse becomes itself