To call the BIOS, for almost all models of Lenovo laptops, immediately after turning on the power, hold down the F2 (or FnF2) key.
In rare cases, you need to use other keys, such as: F1 (or FnF1) or just the DELETE button.
How to enter BIOS (BIOS) on a Lenovo laptop or computer
BIOS is a system that, at the initial stage, helps the operating system understand how to boot it and what functions to activate in itself. In order to enter BIOS SETUP, on Lenovo laptops (IdeaPad, ThinkPad and IdeaCentre, ThinkCentre) there are several ways, we will analyze the main ones.
Incorrect settings in the BIOS can disrupt the operation of your device, therefore, you need to be careful and understand your actions while making any changes.
Most Lenovo laptops have a NOVO button. this is a small button, or a hole, next to Which is a curved arrow icon. Basically, this button is installed next to the power button or on the right / left side of the device.
To enter the BIOS, you must turn off the laptop and hold down the NOVO button for a few seconds. After that, a menu will appear on the screen, in which, using the up / down arrows on the keyboard, select the BIOS SETUP item and press the ENTER key.
This method is suitable for Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 versions.
Before proceeding to the first point of this method, try holding the Shift key and restarting your device through the Start menu. If in this way you got to the Select actions menu, then immediately go to step 4 of this method.
- Press the Windows i key combination to go to the system settings;
- In this window, select the Update and Security section;
- Next, go to the System Restore tab and in the Special Boot Options item click the Restart now button, after which you will be taken to the Select Actions menu;
- Select Troubleshoot.
- Next, select the item Advanced options
- UEFI firmware options;
- And already in the last menu, select the restart button. After that, your device will go to BIOS settings.
ATTENTION! If none of THESE methods work, then, after disconnecting the laptop from the network and disconnecting the battery, open its case (bottom cover) and remove the flat battery from the motherboard for 10-15 minutes. This will reset the BIOS settings. Then I return everything back and, when turned on, try the first 2 methods again.
BIOS: problems and solutions
BIOS related issues:
1. Unstable operation of the system and constant failures.
2. The operating system does not boot.
3. Connected devices to laptop are not recognized.
4. When the computer boots up, an error appears on the screen that prohibits turning on the operating system.
How to log in and correctly configure BIOS on a laptop
Some people pay attention to how the computer works. Many systems and mechanisms are explainable to them. But there are a number of people who are accustomed to using the achievements of modern technology without asking how it works. Basically, no one thinks about the processes, the operation of the device until some kind of breakdown occurs. Exceptions may be curious people and software experts. You can go to the master, and he will resolve important issues: change the details, reinstall the system, but even in this case, it will be useful to know what the master is charging for. This will help not only avoid overpayments, but also raise the level of your knowledge.
A computer is a device that a person uses almost daily. This is both work and leisure.
In the modern world, laptops have gained particular popularity, which can be carried to any convenient place.
In order for them to be as convenient as possible, you need to know some base on the settings of the laptop operating system, which is performed through the BIOS, and know how to enter the BIOS on a laptop.
What is an operating system?
An operating system (OS) is a series of programs that are interconnected by a certain mechanism and allow a person to control his laptop.
The task of the operating system is the timely opening of programs and the fulfillment of all user requirements for loading the laptop. In other words, it is the base or foundation of any modern device. From this it is clear that the quality of the operating system affects the performance of the computer. There are various operating systems for mobile phones today: Android, Badu and many others. For personal computers and laptops, Windows is used, distinguishable markings: Windows 7, Windows 8. Each ascending digit is an improved version.
The operating system can be controlled. To do this, you need to go into the BIOS and change some settings.
BIOS: how to open the settings window
We have already considered the question of how to invoke the BIOS using hotkeys. But it is important to understand that if the computer does NOT generate any errors, that is, it does NOT slow down, loads programs quickly and correctly, it is not worth opening the BIOS. The only exception will be your ability to understand it perfectly.
Everyone wants their laptop to work as well as possible. Especially if it contains important information. On a personal computer, the system is called by settings in the same way as on a laptop. However, it has many more features.
Modern laptops contain only the most needed and SIMplified BIOS options.
Nevertheless, there are two ways to solve any problem in a laptop through the BIOS:
1. Find the problem and fix it yourself through BIOS Setup.
2. Login and set all factory parameters.
What can be configured using BIOS?
The system has a lot of settings. To access them, you need to open the BIOS on a laptop.
1. Setting the calendar date and time of the system clock.
2. Ability to set peripheral mode, which is NOT intended for plug and play.
3. Setting the calendar date and system clock time.
4. Setting up peripherals that are NOT designed for plug and play.
5. You can open the BIOS and speed up the laptop mode.
6. Ability to enable or disable various built-in hardware in the motherboard. These include: adapter or sound tuning, and more.
7. The ability to call the BIOS gives the user the advantage of starting the system under a gentle or forced mode, or resetting all settings to factory defaults.
8. Ability to create queues from media that boot the laptop system.
The main BIOS Setup Utility window with information about the computer hardware and the ability to set the date and time
9. There is an opportunity to enable various bypass branches, which will hide all Visible errors in the BIOS system.
Itguides.Ru. Purpose of the BIOS system
This system is stored in a microcircuit and contains a number of intended:
1. Responsible for the initial start of the computer, which later start the operating system itself.
2. Regularly tests the operation of various parts on a laptop.
3. The BIOS code is written on a flash memory, better known as a microcircuit, and is located on the laptop motherboard.
4. Retains information both on the operation of SEPARATE parts of the device, and on the mechanism of its operation as a whole. This can be controlled by special settings (BIOS Setup).
5. Supports information output and input system.
Those who have entered the BIOS at least once understand that a blue screen immediately causes a sense of alarm. In fact, this is only due to the Inability to handle the BIOS. Do not go into it and press everything. This will NOT lead to anything good. First you need to determine the breakdown in the computer and compare it with the BIOS capabilities. After all, it may turn out that the problem is not at all in the settings, but in the operation of the laptop. It is important to understand that the BIOS does not ask you a new sound card or any other detail.
The most efficient solution
Typically, such problems occur due to incorrect BIOS settings. You can solve the issue like this: return all settings to the original version (factory mode). It is done in three SIMple steps:
1. The laptop powers up. As soon as the download starts on the screen and the manufacturer’s logo appears, you need to quickly press F2 or DEL on the keyboard. This action allows you to open the BIOS.
2. It may happen that the BIOS still has not appeared. In this case, the F9 key will work. Next, you need to go to the settings, which are called: Load Default Settings. Management takes place using arrows on a laptop.
3. Configuration completed.
Press F10 to save the changes made.
What is BIOS?
Some motherboards store a backup copy of the BIOS on a redundant chip, which allows you to restore it even in the event of damage
BIOS (BIOS) is the system that determines the progress of the laptop boot process. Its main functions are input and output of information. All this is clear from the translation from English of the word itself:
B. basic. basic,
I. input. introductory,
O. output. output,
S. system. system.
Everything is very SIMple. To start configuring your laptop, just go into the BIOS.
How to start windows via BIOS on a computer
BIOS is a built-in program in the motherboard, which is responsible for the smooth operation of the operating system (in our case, Windows) and PC components. In order to enter the BasicInput-OutputSystem, you need to press the button at the bottom of the screen within 3-5 seconds of booting the computer, usually this is BIOS Setup or Press DEL to enter setup. Also, you can enter the BIOS at boot time by pressing some of THESE keys: Delete, Ins, Esc, F1, F2, F10. All sorts of keyboard shortcuts are also likely, it depends on the operation system, manufacturer, etc. Most often, you will be told which keys or their combination you need to press.
If you are already logged into the basic I / O system, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to select the “Boot” partition and press Enter to enter. Next, you need to run the following commands: Advanced BIOS Features → BootdevicePriority. Your next steps will directly depend on the root cause of the operating system problem and the need to start it through the BIOS. If Windows is malfunctioning or damaged, then you will need to insert the installation disc into the drive and specify the CD / DVD-ROM as the first boot device. If you want to install the OS not from the installation disk, then in the same section FirstBootDevice specify HardDrive (the name may differ, the main thing is that it is a hard drive). After you have made changes to the settings you want, click SaveandExitSetup or you can do the following Esc → Exit → Save and Exit Setup. If you are able to troubleshoot your hard drive, windows will load the next time you try. If booting from the installation disc, follow the prompts of the installation device wizard. It will offer you to fix the errors that will be detected during the startup process.
How to start a computer through BIOS
The developers of the windows operating system provide for its automatic launch. But if the settings of the BIOS (BasicInput-OutputSystem) are set incorrectly or the system itself malfunctions, automatic start is impossible and you need to enter the BIOS. the basic input-output system.
How to start a laptop from a disk via BIOS
In order to start a laptop from a disk via BasicInput-OutputSystem, you will need to change the parameters. First, insert the installation disc into the drive, while the laptop must be turned on. Reboot the OS and immediately press F8 (in different models, these may be different keys or a combination of them). Then you should run the following commands: InternalDVD-Rom → Enter → Press any key to boot from CD → any key (this procedure is suitable if you start Windows from the installation disk). You can also enter BIOS using the second method. Turn on the laptop, press the F2 key, then Start BIOS and Enter.
After that, you should make the necessary changes Boot Settings → Boot Device Priority → First Boot Device → Internal DVD-Rom. After that, do not forget to save all the changes, for this in the main menu press SaveExit and then Enter. After that, the computer will reboot and you will see Press any key to boot from CD. You can use Not only the Windows installation disc. But also any other storage device.
Now you can easily launch windows via BIOS on a computer or laptop. And you can independently adjust the operation of your operating system.
We set the boot from a USB flash drive on an Asus laptop
We go into the BIOS. For me, and most likely for you, this is the F2 key (if not, then try DEL too). Press it immediately after starting the laptop.
The flash drive should already be connected to the laptop!
Next, go to the Boot tab and select the Hard Drive BBS Priorities item.
As you can see (in the screenshot below). I have a hard drive under the Boot Option. And under the Boot Option is a flash drive. You need to install a flash drive under.
To do this, click on Boot Option and select the USB flash drive. And the hard drive will automatically take second place.
You can go back to the previous menu by pressing Esc and you will see that a USB device is installed under the Boot Option.
Remember to press F10 and Yes to save the settings.
Everything, after restarting the laptop, boot from the USB flash drive should go (if it is created correctly).
There is one caveat. Perhaps I made a mistake when setting the parameters in the BIOS, there probably it was just necessary to create another rule for loading (Add New Boot Option). But it’s okay.
If you did everything like me, then most likely, during the installation of Windows, after the reboot, the boot from the USB flash drive will start. And you need from drive C to continue the installation. I just pulled out the flash drive at the moment of overload. And when the download started from the C drive, I inserted it back (although, it seems like it is no longer needed for installation, the files have already been copied, but I could be wrong).
How do I set the BIOS to boot from a USB flash drive on an Asus laptop? A few tips for installing Windows 7 from a USB 3.0 stick
Hello! Yesterday I got my hands on a new laptop ASUS X501A. It was necessary to install Windows, and everything you need, turnkey shorter :). I twisted it and found that it has a CD / DVD drive. And this means that you need to create a bootable USB flash drive and install Windows 7 from it. Also, the drivers for it on the disk are included, you also need to rewrite it to the USB flash drive. In general, it is strange, a laptop without a drive, and a driver on a disk. You need to put the driver in the kit on the USB flash drive, or an external drive :).
Anyway. I created a bootable USB flash drive. First, I created it using a special Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool (I wrote about this here). But I’ll say Looking at the front, for some reason the installation of Windows 7 from this flash drive did not work. Just blinking white cursor and tuning did not continue. I wrote down a bootable USB flash drive using UltraISO and it worked. Why so, they did not understand :).
That’s it, the flash drive is ready. Now you need to install the boot from this flash drive in the BIOS. Now I’ll tell you how to do it.
Possible problems installing Windows 7 from a USB 3.0 flash drive
You may have noticed that my USB drive has a new USB 3.0 interface. And Windows 7 supports USB 3.0, special drivers needed.
If the drive itself is USB 3.0, then it’s okay. Just plug it into a USB 2.0 port on your laptop and everything will work.
This is what the USB 2.0 connector looks like on a laptop:
And this is how the USB 3.0 connector looks like:
The third blue and two letters SS near the badge.
Well, if you have all USB 3.0, you will have to integrate the drivers into Windows 7. This is already a topic for another article. Perhaps I’ll write how to do it. In the meantime, you can find this information on the Internet.
You can also find and download an assembly with Windows 7, which already has integrated drivers for USB 3.0. There are such.
On this site there is probably all the information that may be useful for installing the operating system and for solving problems that may arise during the installation process. You can use the site search. And if you can’t find something, then ask in the comments, I will tell you :). Good luck!
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I did everything as written. Does not boot from a USB flash drive. How and what to create a rule, or rather, how is it clear what to write?
Hello, in my BOOT tab, the inscription HARD DRIVE BBS PRIORITIES does not appear on the ASUS X501A laptop model what to do in this situation, if anyone has encountered such a problem, please help in advance thanks
“HARD DRIVE BBS PRIORITIES does NOT appear in the BOOT tab”.
Possible reasons:. The laptop is in UEFI mode. you need to switch to BIOS, look in the passport for the laptop.
Go to the Security settings and see what’s on / off and compare in pictures in this forum thread, there is a detailed description.
https://www.Youtube.com/watch?V=s4Un_QpDoRQ who has BIOS version 2.15.
I wrote above here
“In BIOS, change the settings from UEFI, put others (I forgot what they are called).”
so, change the boot from UEFI to BIOS.
I bought ASUS R541s, I did everything correctly, the installation starts and then crashes what was not detected according to my words, the drive does not come out and tried to snag the system and install the drivers itself, but in any way everything that is on the Internet does NOT come out;.
I have a full fifth point. I have been friends with computers for a very long time) my uncle bought my sister a laptop asus x541sc. I did all the manipulations from the flash drive, I loaded them 2 (1 just normal windows 7 from off site 2 the same windows 7 but with usb 3.0 support) on both flash drives with clicking on the buttons The start of the installation asks for a drive on a CD dvd usb, I put everything in a USB flash drive and still rests on a corner! Both flash drives are made in UltraIso and both work great on the second 3 laptops! In general, 10 hours, I just don’t know what to do, I just don’t know mb there is advice?
PS There is no cd roma in a laptop at all if you connect an external one at all from it does NOT want to load anything
I myself am sitting with the same problem. But I figured out something. Drivers for USB from a flash drive cannot be read after they have not yet been installed and the system “does not see” the USB flash drive. Therefore, the drivers for USB must be downloaded to the hard drive and installed from it when the Windows installation program requests them. the fact that I cannot find the necessary drivers for this Asus on Windows (on the intel site they are all packed).
How good it used to be. I wrote down Windows to a hard drive in another partition and, if necessary, then reinstalled it at any time.
Problem with hard disk partitioning style (GPT). Your review does not describe how to solve the problem.
ASUS x540s laptop purchased without people. I’m trying to install 7k, wrote down a bootable USB flash drive, put everything in the BIOS correctly, sees the USB flash drive and starts downloading, but after unpacking a blue screen of death comes out with error 0x0000007E. I googled the error, there are many reasons, but I did not find it specifically for my malfunction. The problem is not in the flash drive because it works on another laptop from this flash drive. Please help me what’s the problem
If the installation image contains tools for working with HDD,
make the disk standard, that is, in the MBR. I think that this error is due to the BIOS settings, perhaps there is a function for working in the HDD in UEFI mode. Seven not be friends with UEFI.
Try different BIOS settings.
I’m trying to load Windows 7, through the BIOS almost at the end of the installation a window crashes the file is damaged. Tell me what is the problem with this Asus ?? 7
Put 8.1 right away, this is the best. The best option. It has all the drivers at once.
Resetting BIOS settings using a jumper on the motherboard
Most motherboards are equipped with a jumper (otherwise, a jumper) that allows you to reset the CMOS memory (this is where all BIOS settings are stored). You can get an idea of what a jumper is from the picture above. when the contacts are closed in a certain way, one or another parameters of the motherboard change, in our case it will be a BIOS reset.
So, to reset you need to follow these steps:
- Turn off the computer and power (switch on the power supply).
- Open the computer case and find the jumper responsible for clearing the CMOS, usually it is located near the battery and has a signature like CMOS RESET, BIOS RESET (or abbreviations from THESE words). Three or two contacts can respond to reset.
- If there are three contacts, then Move the jumper to the second position, if there are only two, then borrow the jumper from the second place of the motherboard (do not forget where from) and install on these contacts.
- Press and hold the power button of the computer for 10 seconds (It will not turn on, since our power supply is turned off).
- Reset the jumpers to their original state, Assemble the computer and turn on the power supply.
This completes the BIOS reset, you can reinstall them or use the default settings.
Resetting BIOS in Settings Menu
The first and easiest way is to enter the BIOS and reset the settings from the menu: in any version of the interface, such an item is available. I will show several options for the location of this item so that it is clear where to look.
In order to enter the BIOS, you usually need to press the Del key (on a computer) or F2 (on a laptop) immediately after turning on. However, there are other options as well. For example, in Windows 8.1 with UEFI, you can get into the settings using additional boot options. (How to enter BIOS Windows 8 and 8.1).
In older BIOS versions, the following items may be present on the main settings page:
- Load Optimized Defaults. reset settings to optimized
- Load Fail-Safe Defaults. reset to default settings optimized to reduce the likelihood of failures.
On most laptops, you can reset BIOS settings on the “Exit” tab by selecting “Load Setup Defaults”.
On UEFI, everything is about the same: in my case, the Load Defaults item (default settings) is located in the Save and Exit item (save and exit).
Thus, regardless of which version of the BIOS or UEFI interface on your computer, you should find the item that serves to set the default parameters, it is called the same everywhere.
How to reset BIOS
Your computer’s basic hardware and time settings are stored in the BIOS, and if for some reason you have problems after installing new devices, you forgot your password or just configured something wrong, you may need to reset the BIOS to default settings.
In this manual, I will show examples of how you can reset the BIOS on a computer or laptop in cases where you can get into the settings and in situations where this cannot be done (for example, a password is set). There will also be examples to reset UEFI settings.
Reinstalling the battery
The memory in which the BIOS settings are stored, as well as the motherboard clock, are NOT non-volatile: there is a battery on the board. Removing this battery causes the CMOS memory (including the BIOS password) and the clock to be reset (although sometimes you need to wait a few minutes before this happens).
Note: sometimes there are motherboards on which the battery is NOT removable, be careful and DO NOT use extra force.
Accordingly, in order to reset the BIOS of a computer or laptop, you will need to open it, see the battery, remove it, wait a little and put it back. As a rule, to remove it, it is enough to press on the latch, and in order to put it back, just press it slightly until the battery itself clicks.