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ptyx
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Entering X1C BIOS

I'm encountering a silly problem : I cannot manage to enter BIOS.

 

I tried pressing F1 (a single, multiple, one long) during POST (when "lenovo" is written on screen). No way.

 

Can someone point me the think I forgot ?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Entering X1C BIOS

Hi, ptyx

 

I think you have to hit Enter at POST, and then hit F1 when the menu pops up to enter the BIOS.

 

Hope it helps,

Adam

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ptyx
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Re: Entering X1C BIOS

Hi Adam,

 

I tried with "enter" first. Nothing happens. It's still booting windows 8 in more or less 6sec...

 

I really don't understand.

 

Is there an option somewhere I forgot to enter into BIOS ?

 

Thanks again.

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Re: Entering X1C BIOS

@ptyx...

 

See if http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-access-the-bios-on-a-windows-8-computer/ helps you out.

 

Regards.


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Re: Entering X1C BIOS


@sarbin wrote:

@ptyx...

 

See if http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-access-the-bios-on-a-windows-8-computer/ helps you out.

 

Regards.


Can Lenovo reproduce the problem and come up with a knowledge base article that is specific to ThinkPads? The article you are citing is based on the Beta of Windows 8 which is rather old at this point.

 

I think that would be very helpful to have, and more people would find it via search from Google and Bing.

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Re: Entering X1C BIOS

OK.

 

@sarbin thanks for the link. I'm not used to win8 and I missed this point.

 

They shoud talk about that in the X1C's doc... They just mention the traditionnal use of F1 key...

 

 

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Re: Entering X1C BIOS

Good idea, Sarbin!

 

I did some experimenting with a Windows 8 machine and found a few things. 

 

By default, WIndows 8 does not fully shut down when a user selects "Shut Down." It actually goes into a hybrid shutdown so that the computer will boot faster. To fully shut the computer down, I've found two ways that may help.

 

1) Open Command Prompt and type shutdown /s /t 0 and then hit Enter. This will prompt the system to fully shut down. 

2) Hold the Shift key when selecting Shut Down from the power options screen.

 

If the computer is shut down either of these ways, then you should be able to enter BIOS normally when the computer powers back up.

 

Hope it helps,

Adam

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x131e_en_hmm_0b48698_01.pdf

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