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Lenovo won't boot to disc - No option on splash screen

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    Lenovo won't boot to disc - No option on splash screen

    When I restart my computer on windows 7, there's an option to hit F12 to chose boot options. I got a computer with windows 8, and now that option is gone! How do I get it back?

    PC Model: Lenovo G580

    By the way, ignore my system specs. That's my desktop, I'm talking about a laptop.

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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

    Welcome to EightForums.

    Enable the boot menu in the uEFI/BIOS firmware.
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    Thanks for the welcome... And how do I do this? Sorry, n00b to win8.
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    Most likely its not really the old shutdown. Its that funny swapfile hibernate thing or waking from sleeping, so its not showing the F2 or F12.
    I mostly use restart, then when it flashes the Lenovo/bios screen, push the f12. Be ready to push anykey too fast when it pops some text - mine goes really fast past that message that says push anykey to select boot drive. I don't have time to even read that short message.
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    I took out the battery and it still didn't show.
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    Found out, there's a button next to the power button that does it.
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    Little recessed button next to power button = One Key system restore. Installs windows fresh from the restore partition.
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    Yeah, it goes to OneKey restore (I think it's incredibly stupid they put in a physical button for junkware - No way to uninstall that) when the PC is on but when it's off it goes to the BIOS menu.
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    If you dig around at the website you might find the engineering DVD download. Then you can replace that oem image Lenovo_Part , with an image of your current working windows. Pretty easy to do.
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  10. #10

    Try these:
    1) Disable safe mode in Control panel>Power options>Change what closing lid does (or change when to sleep)>Tick the option reading 'change settings which are currently unavailable'>Disable Fast Startup under shutdown settings.
    2)Visit the manufacturer's site and find the correct drivers for BIOS for your pc model.
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