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Lenovo g500 bios access

I am unable to access the bios and I want to load a different OS onto this machine - I can't boot to the DVD because I can't get to the BIOS and the DVD is currently locked out in the BIOS

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Near the power button there is a smaller button. Instead of power press this button and a menu will appear. You just have to choose BIOS Setup or Boot menu if you just want to change the boot order.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013

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Press Fn +F1. This will get you in the boot menu and Fn+F12 for the BIOS.

Posted on Sep 19, 2013

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    Mahyar Oct 13, 2013

    Fn+F12 --> Boot Manager

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    Mahyar Oct 13, 2013

    Fn+F2 --> bios ( InsydeH20 Setup Utility )

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    jjr_india Jan 29, 2014

    yes you r right it worked thanks

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Laptop lenovo G500 Turns On But Not Screen

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    malak Jan 15, 2015

    laptop lenovo G500 Turns On But Not Screen

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Thank you so much for help

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SOURCE: how to reset bios password FOR LENOVO 3000 LAPTOP

You can reset BIOS password by removing CMOS battery from motherboard and re insert again...

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SOURCE: lenovo g530 4151 - restore bios from USB or CD ?

Hi, What I would best sugget you if you this kind of issue is to restore your system to its original settings, just look for the small button just beside the power button on your keyboard, it has an arching arrow logo, that key is what we called One Key Recovery that would restore your system to its original factory settings. but just a hint it would also delete everything on your computer so consider bucking up every important files taht you have before proceeding with the recovery. also make sure that the ac adapter is plugin before you press the one key recovery button then it will give the options to choose from, just choose one key recovey then proceed with the factory default recovery, thats it it would now proceed with the system factory default restoration. If you still need some clarifications regarding this issue you could also call the tech support hotline of lenovo
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New Zealand: 9am-9pm Mon-Fri 0800-446-833. Hope that helps you.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Unable to get into BIOS SETUP

hi there,

On most systems, the key or key combination to press to enter the BIOS program is displayed on the screen when the system boots up, at the time when the BIOS is ready to enter Setup.

take a look at some default keys:-

  • {Delete} (modern Award and AMI BIOSes)
  • {F2} (modern Phoenix BIOSes)
  • {Ctrl}+{Alt}+{Esc}
  • {Ctrl}+{Esc}
  • {Alt}+{Esc}
  • {Ctrl}+{Alt}+{S}
  • {Insert}
  • {F1}

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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SOURCE: thinkpad 390x 2626, won't boot from cd drive

Try pressing F12 at startup, you should get a boot option.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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