07-07-2011 07:57 PM
I got my X220 yesterday, so far I really like it, but it's very difficult to get access to the BIOS or the startup device select screen. If I press the ThinkVantage button at the POST screen usually either nothing happens or the recovery partition boots. Pressing F1 for BIOS or F12 for startup device seems to work if I get the timing just right, but I frequently have to try 10 times (rebooting the machine) before I can get in. I've seen this problem on firmware 1.16 and 1.17. What do I need to do here? I've seen someone on another forum having the same issue, is there a fix?
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07-08-2011 04:41 AM
I agree that there is opportunity to improve startup key recognition, but what I do I press the button repeatedly until the POST screen acknowledges it... e.g. twice a second or something like that. It works for me, because pressing F1/F12 just a single time is definitely not enough.
03-28-2018 10:07 AM
I doubt if you will ever see a "fix" for this. Been the same since the first IBM PC was rolled out. Intel, AMD or any other chip manufacturer would have to modify the original code which is just not going to happen. Learn how to do it right the first time, it is possible!
03-28-2018 02:18 PM
Do it well, worse becomes itself
04-01-2018 04:23 AM
If you are running Windows try, try running a "shutdown /fw /r /t 10" from an elevated Command Prompt and see if causes the computer to restart in 10 seconds and go directly into the BIOS settings.