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How to change the boot order? Frustrated!!!

2014-11-23, 15:17 PM

Guys, I feel stupid.  A frustrating place to be.  Please bear with me if I am doing something stupid.  I added a mSata second drive.  Works fine.  Lenovo X220, Bios 1.16.  PC boots from the new drive.  I don't want an operating system on the new drive, just want it for storage.  So I entered the bios by pushing the blue thinkvantage button and can't find a way to permanently change boot order.  I hit F12 to TEMPORARILY change boot order, every time I boot the PC.  Major PAIN!  I tried to enter the Intel Boot Extension Management Engine, but it needs a password and I don't have a password.  Any thoughts?

 

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Re: How to change the boot order? Frustrated!!!

2014-11-23, 15:37 PM

Hi,

 

I don't have access to the same BIOS so this is a guess based on my other Thinkpads:  get into BIOS and go to the Startup tab (or similarly named tab).  On that page there should be an entry like ">Boot"  That is Boot with an arrow-like thing next to it.

 

It looks like the title to the page but can be expanded to the boot list by selecting it.  There should be an option there to move bootable devices up and down in the list.

 

If this isn't what your BIOS looks like, sorry for wasting your time.

 

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Re: How to change the boot order? Frustrated!!!

2014-11-23, 16:06 PM

Thanks for the reply.  That is exactly what I was looking for, but it isn't in there.  And that's the frustrating part.  It allows me all kinds of things, like enabling F12, etc.  But no where does it give me the boot order and the option to change it.  I have looked several times and gotten nowhere.  Believe me, I'm not an idiot, but I feel like one now.  Any thoughts?

PS:  I'm wondering if the Intel Bios extension has the boot order option, but I can't get in there without a password.....

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Re: How to change the boot order? Frustrated!!!

2014-11-23, 16:19 PM

It is under the first Boot menu item. The screenshot is X220 BIOS version 1.26:

 

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2014-11-23, 16:21 PM

Nothing like this?  The closest example I can find is X220t in the on-line BIOS simulator.

 

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X220t_boot.JPG

 

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Re: How to change the boot order? Frustrated!!!

2014-11-23, 16:57 PM

Thanks for the replies guys.  However, I have changed the first item on that boot list (network boot) to my primary HDD.  It didn't help.  The help next to that entry is "Select top priority of the boot priority order when waking from LAN".  It apparently doesn't change anything for a normal boot. 

Also, when I try to enter ME,  it asks for a password.  I enter admin, and it asks for a new password.  I enter one, and it asks for me to repeat it, then it says it is not an allowed password.  This is an infinite loop no matter what new password I enter.  And how come I couldn't enter this menu without changing a password?:  Is it really just telling me that admin is not correct?!?

 

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Re: How to change the boot order? Frustrated!!!

2014-11-23, 17:12 PM

That is not the boot list.  Select >Boot to get the boot list.  You're looking in the wrong place.

 

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2014-11-23, 17:29 PM

Thank you Thank you.  Totally fixed.  I was staring right at it and somehow it didn't register in my brain that I should click on " boot".  Somehow thought it was just a heading.   Now I REALLY feel dumb.  Wouldn't know that I have been working with PCs since the dinosaurs.  SSD's back then were stone tablets.  

Again, thanks for the patience......

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2014-11-23, 17:30 PM

Don't feel dumb alone.  There's a reason I had an idea what was happening :smileywink:

 

Please mark something here as the solution.  Thanks.

 

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Re: How to change the boot order? Frustrated!!!

2014-11-23, 17:37 PM

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I was staring right at it and somehow it didn't register in my brain that I should click on " boot".  Somehow thought it was just a heading.


I understand it, you are not alone :smileyvery-happy:

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