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


minicl55

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#1
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 240 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0Y2MRG (CPU1)
    Memory
    8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Graphics Card(s)
    DELL S199WFP, AMD Radeon HD 6450
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    488GB Seagate SATA
    PSU
    Don't know
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Don't know
    Keyboard
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Download: 16.13 Mb/s. Upload: 5.33 Mb/s.

theog

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#2
Welcome to EightForums.

Enable the boot menu in the uEFI/BIOS firmware.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Other Info
    Notebooks x 3

    Desktops x 5

    Towers x 4

minicl55

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#3
Thanks for the welcome... And how do I do this? Sorry, n00b to win8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 240 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0Y2MRG (CPU1)
    Memory
    8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Graphics Card(s)
    DELL S199WFP, AMD Radeon HD 6450
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    488GB Seagate SATA
    PSU
    Don't know
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Don't know
    Keyboard
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Download: 16.13 Mb/s. Upload: 5.33 Mb/s.

mikiep

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#4
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo

minicl55

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#5
I took out the battery and it still didn't show.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 240 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0Y2MRG (CPU1)
    Memory
    8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Graphics Card(s)
    DELL S199WFP, AMD Radeon HD 6450
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    488GB Seagate SATA
    PSU
    Don't know
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Don't know
    Keyboard
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Download: 16.13 Mb/s. Upload: 5.33 Mb/s.

minicl55

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#6
Found out, there's a button next to the power button that does it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 240 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0Y2MRG (CPU1)
    Memory
    8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Graphics Card(s)
    DELL S199WFP, AMD Radeon HD 6450
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    488GB Seagate SATA
    PSU
    Don't know
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Don't know
    Keyboard
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Download: 16.13 Mb/s. Upload: 5.33 Mb/s.

mikiep

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#7
Little recessed button next to power button = One Key system restore. Installs windows fresh from the restore partition.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo

minicl55

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#8
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 240 @ 3.10GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell Inc. 0Y2MRG (CPU1)
    Memory
    8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
    Graphics Card(s)
    DELL S199WFP, AMD Radeon HD 6450
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    488GB Seagate SATA
    PSU
    Don't know
    Case
    Stock
    Cooling
    Don't know
    Keyboard
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Download: 16.13 Mb/s. Upload: 5.33 Mb/s.

mikiep

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#9
If you dig around at the forums.lenovo.com 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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo
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1
#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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows