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Solved windows 8 corrupted. how to enter save mode and bios


Ngzek

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#1
Lenovo g500 windows 8 cannot start. only lenovo logo is displaying. I have tried f8 and shift+f8 to enter save mode, reseated ram and battery, f1, f2, and del to access bios to change boot option but failed. please help
 
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    windows8
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    lenovo g500 note book
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MilesAhead

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#2
Could you give more info on what happens? For example you boot to safe mode without network support and what does it show? You tried to boot from USB? If so what OS was on the stick? What was the output if any?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
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    Laptop
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    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
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Ngzek

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#3
Windows is not starting so I need to access bios settings to change boot option also I tried shift f8, fnf8 and f8 to access advance startup but fail. Lenovo logo is still displaying. Keyboard is fully working
 

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  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
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    lenovo g500 note book
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    i5
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    2gb
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    google

MilesAhead

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#4
On my Toshiba Laptop pressing F12 on start will allow me to temporarily change the boot order and/or enter bios/uefi settings. Perhaps yours is the same.

Edit: Note that I have the keyboard set so that function keys are accessible without having to hit the Fn key. If your system is not set that way try hitting Fn and F12.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad

brucedavis

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#5
On my HP, the ESC key allows me to view the F-key layout for boot options.
F-8 fo BIOS settings
F11 Recovery Tools

What happens when you try ESC or F-1 before OS attempts to load?
 

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Ngzek

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#6
Thanks friends for your help. Yes you are right there's different brands with different function keys. I mean today's windows modify bios and not allowed us to enter bios setup. When windows is working we can easily access bios setup and advance startup.
 

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  • OS
    windows8
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    Laptop
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    lenovo g500 note book
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2gb
    Browser
    google

broe23

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#7
Windows has nothing to do with the Bios. Try fnf2 for Bios screen, or fnf12 for boot options.
 

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
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    Google Chrome
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    None needed. It is Linux.
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    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

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Ngzek

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#8
Thank you Broe23. Windows 8, 8.1 & 10 do not shutdown completely. When windows is working we use restart for complete shutdown and can reach bios setup by pressing its own function key but here windows(may be in sleep mode/hibernation/hybrid) cannot start. I reseated ram, cmos battery and main battery to reach bios setup but nothing happen always Lenovo logo is displaying actively. I have tried many function keys including keys you mention above.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo g500 note book
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2gb
    Browser
    google

broe23

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#10
Nipax Windows 8.1 & 10, you have to hold down the Fn key and then press Fn2 to get into the Bios, because of newer computers with the UEFI bios allow for that, if you do not have them set for Standard, where you just have to press the numbered Function key.

If you used an older computer without a UEFI bios, you just press the numbered Function key. Not that hard, pretty simple as we have stated.

The only thing that could cause you not to get into the Bios settings, is if you have "Fast Boot" enabled in the OS. Then you have to hold down the Function key sequence, before powering up the computer.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

broe23

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#11
I know what Lenovo states about thatNovo button, but it will not work if you are having issues. It relies on a Recovery partition to work.
 

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

Nipax

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#12
I know what Lenovo states about that Novo button, but it will not work if you are having issues. It relies on a Recovery partition to work.
Lenovo NOVO button will work ("to start the BIOS setup utility or to enter the boot menu") even if your hard drive is blank or if you replace the hard drive.
 

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Ngzek

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#13
Thanks broe23 its solved by your help also thanks to Nipax for your help. Hope your advices above will be useful to many. Have a great day
 

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    windows8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    lenovo g500 note book
    CPU
    i5
    Memory
    4gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2gb
    Browser
    google

broe23

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#14
I know what Lenovo states about that Novo button, but it will not work if you are having issues. It relies on a Recovery partition to work.
Lenovo NOVO button will work ("to start the BIOS setup utility or to enter the boot menu") even if your hard drive is blank or if you replace the hard drive.
It used to not be that way with the older units, if you wiped the whole drive clean and installed a image that did not have he recovery partition.

Next time my wife brings her laptop from work home, I will look at it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.