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Press Enter at Lenovo screen during boot up not available?

2017-02-02, 18:28 PM

I am a new Lenovo X1 Carbon user.  I have a new one here with Windows 10 preinstalled.  I've booted it up a few times and was able to press enter to get into the boot menu and press F11 to enter recovery for example.

 

However, for some reason, now I do not have the option after I shutdown or restart.  The same Lenovo screen appears, but does not give me the Press Enter option and just boot right into the Windows 10 OS. 

 

What happened?  Any suggestions?

I want to do a recovery but unable to get into the menu now.

 

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2017-02-02, 20:00 PM

I was able to finally access after a restart.  But do not understand why it is there some times, but some times not?

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Re: Press Enter at Lenovo screen during boot up not available?

2017-02-02, 20:12 PM

I'd expect it to be available on restart but not on normal startup.

 

Windows 8 and later use something more like hibernation than old-style shutdown.  It's generally not safe to make BIOS mods or boot an alternate device in that state.

 

Restart is like an old-style shutdown/startup so it should accept F11/12/ENTER, etc.  You can force a full shutdown by holding the SHIFT key when selecting shutdown.  On the subsequent startup you should be able to use those boot option/interrupt keys.

 

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Re: Press Enter at Lenovo screen during boot up not available?

2017-02-02, 20:13 PM

It isn't the computer; It is the way windows works now.  It is setup to start windows faster, except if the startup fails, windows crashes or you force a "full shutdown".  You are expected to get to the BIOS, get a boot menu, etc. through windows, via settings/recovery.  You can force a full shutdown (and get the "hit the enter key" prompt) by holding down the shift key while you shutdown.


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2017-02-02, 22:33 PM

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