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lenovo x240 - BIOS /boot menu IS inaccessible

2020-07-30, 21:45 PM

Hi,

 

 

I purchased a refurbished x240 (12.5, dual core, 4gb of memory) with preinstalled win10.

I wanted to access the BIOS/boot menu and here is where the problem is.

 

During the startup what I see is a black screen with white text "Press Enter to interrupt startup".

If I press one of the following: F2/F8/F10/F12 (any F)/ Enter/Delete the screen will freeze and  

no matter how long I would wait for anything to happen - nothing will change. I have to turn it off.

 

BIOS/boot menu is inaccessible for me then which is very annoying - I need to boot other OS but I simply can not.

 

What I did so far was:

1. installing BIOS Update Utility (Windows)- it clearly did some

installation of BIOS during startup, but it didnt solve the problem.

 

People seemed to have similar issue but thats the only thing ever suggested - didnt work for me.

Id be grateful for some help.

 

Best Regards

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Re:lenovo x240 - BIOS /boot menu IS inaccessible

2020-07-31, 5:14 AM

I assume you tried F1 (enter the BIOS)?


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Re:lenovo x240 - BIOS /boot menu IS inaccessible

2020-08-01, 19:55 PM
I tried every single key, the problem is that it seems that the BIOS is somehow inaccessible
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Re:lenovo x240 - BIOS /boot menu IS inaccessible

2020-08-03, 7:55 AM

Hello,

 

To get into the UEFI (BIOS) firmware from within Windows, open an elevated Command Prompt (filename: CMD.EXE) and issue a "shutdown /fw /r /t 10" command and in 10 seconds, the ThinkPad will restart and enter the UEFI (BIOS) firmware.

 

 

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