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can't access UEFI BIOS and BOOT menu on my lenovo z580

  1. #1


    India,visakhapatnam
    Posts : 12
    Linux,windows 8.1,windows 7.

    can't access UEFI BIOS and BOOT menu on my lenovo z580


    Ok so i have 2 months lenovo ideapad z580 laptop..i am unable to access UEFI BIOS menu and boot menu anymore these were the steps i tried with my laptop
    1)i have windows 8.1 tried going to pc settings and selected uefi settings on restart But the problem still persist the laptop is just doing normal windows 8 boot
    2)tried pressing/hitting F1,F2,F12,DEL keys
    3)i have also used lenovo one key recovery button there it showed "bios setup" when i selected it and hit enter it is just doing normal windows 8 boot still i can't access uefi bios
    4)tried updating BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model
    5)tried resetting Laptop by removing battery and ac adapter and pressing and holding power button for 30 seconds but still no use i can't access BIOS yet
    6)i tried removing the internal hard drive Out of the laptop and this time one starnage thing happened " before with internal hard drive i used to get lenovo splash screen when turning ON but after removing hard drive and when i try to access bios i can't see the lenovo splash screen at all" still i can't access BIOS!!!
    7)i even have tried holding down Shift key, letter B when starting up the laptop but still didn't work
    seems like windows 8.1 makes changes to BIOS?

    please anybody help me with this particular issue....thanks

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  2. #2


    Portland, Oregon, USA
    Posts : 182
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows Server 2012 R2 x64


    I own a Lenovo G700, and I have heard that Shift + F2 will get you into the BIOS. It might work if all else fails. You can also call Lenovo support or search around a bit more. But in my case I have to use the hardware OneKey Recovery button to access it.
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  3. #3


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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  4. #4


    India,visakhapatnam
    Posts : 12
    Linux,windows 8.1,windows 7.


    @enigma thanks i have tried that still it didn't work!!!
    Thanks David i have tried that as well but unfortunately it didn't work for me!!!!
    seems like there some bug with this series of laptops!!!! windows 8 made some changes to bios!!!
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
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  6. #6


    India,visakhapatnam
    Posts : 12
    Linux,windows 8.1,windows 7.


    as it is OEM the lenovo should replace hard drive along with motherboard right?
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  7. #7


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    If you did any Lenovo System updates, it may have changed the UEFI partition, it happened to me with an HP Pavilion laptop. After a UEFI update, I no longer had the Advanced Startup. But I used the

    DISM /online /cleanup-image /restore-health

    and got it back. Try that, it worked for me- Do it from an administrator command prompt. It takes about 20 minutes, then try Advanced Startup from PC Settings.
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  8. #8


    India,visakhapatnam
    Posts : 12
    Linux,windows 8.1,windows 7.


    Still i can't able to access . The only thing i can think of is the bios need to reflashed by EEPROM writer!!! i suppose this can't be done in a service center!! the motherboard need to be sent somewhere!! what do you think experts?
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  9. #9


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    So what happened when you removed the hard drive? What was shown on the monitor. Windows 8 with UEFI will pull the OEM Logo from your BIOS and display it on your Windows 8 boot screen above the juggling balls. On a non UEFI system the Windows 8 Logo gets displayed. You won't get that screen with the drive pulled as its a Windows Boot Screen and not the BIOS Boot Logo.
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  10. #10


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It should be F10, but I don't know what it would be on a new computer, they usually do not remove the F-key access even with UEFI.

    The website for the model should have the F key for BIOS, or I would call them up if I were you.
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