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Windows 7: Next boot to BIOS(MS-CONFIGURATION)

25 Jul 2011   #1
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Next boot to BIOS(MS-CONFIGURATION)

Okay, it is going to sound like I am stupid, but I once set my next boot to enter to BIOS, and now I can't remember how to do it on my new laptop through Msconfig.exe

I don't know how to enter my BIOS on boot(dknow what F...)


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25 Jul 2011   #2
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

The manual should tell you what key to press to enter your BIOS during the POST. If you watch closely during boot up you may see a message on the screen telling you with key to press. One of the most common keys for that function is the Delete key.
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25 Jul 2011   #3
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, I think most common is one of the Fs...

Anyway, isn't there a way to automatically enter to the BIOS on next POST?

I restarted now and clicked a button, seemed to work, but the only problem is that I saw only my HDD and usb...
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25 Jul 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Lenovo have a blue key at above the F keys.
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25 Jul 2011   #5
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
No, I think most common is one of the Fs...

Anyway, isn't there a way to automatically enter to the BIOS on next POST?

I restarted now and clicked a button, seemed to work, but the only problem is that I saw only my HDD and usb...

Lenovo (formerly IBM) - ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation
  • Press F1 or F2 after powering on the computer.
  • Older Lenovo products allow access to BIOS using Ctrl+Alt+F3, Ctrl+Alt+Ins, or Fn+F1.
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25 Jul 2011   #6
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did but I don't see all the option and I can not take a picture of it.

There are no menus for various settings, and I don't see the clock I formerly saw on the american thing bios.

seriously, there are only 3 options on a blue bright screen!!
The only thing I recognized was the HDD settings, which I think is meant to disable/enable for booting.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Lenovo have a blue key at above the F keys.
Mine no way have it...
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25 Jul 2011   #7
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Sounds like you got the quick boot menu, that just lets you select what to boot from that one time. You can't boot to the BIOS from msconfig. msconfig loads when the OS loads which is already past the point of entry into the BIOS. Your owners manual should list what key gets you into the full BIOS menu.
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25 Jul 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

When you power up or after a restart there will be a POST (Power on self test) screen. A the bottom will be a list of keys to press to enter set up, system recover, Boot sequence, etc. Choose the one for set up. Usually F1, F11, F10, Del, or Esc. Try one, it won't harm anything
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26 Jul 2011   #9
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Sounds like you got the quick boot menu, that just lets you select what to boot from that one time. You can't boot to the BIOS from msconfig. msconfig loads when the OS loads which is already past the point of entry into the BIOS. Your owners manual should list what key gets you into the full BIOS menu.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
When you power up or after a restart there will be a POST (Power on self test) screen. A the bottom will be a list of keys to press to enter set up, system recover, Boot sequence, etc. Choose the one for set up. Usually F1, F11, F10, Del, or Esc. Try one, it won't harm anything
I try now and the only button I see is F12 but it enters to the quick boot menu.
Help?
Can I pause the POST so I will be able to read everything?
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26 Jul 2011   #10
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

In the old days you could just press and hold the any key down and get into the BIOS. If you held a key down while the PC booted up you would get a keyboard error and a press F1 to enter setup message. I don't know if that works on todays modern PC's but it can't hurt to try it. I'll also say this "one more time", download the manual and look it up. You could have been in and done by now with 5 or 10 minutes worth of reading.
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