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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

Posted on Feb 28, 2015

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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...

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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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
US/Canada: Available 24/7 1-877-4LENOVO (1-877-453-
Australia: Available 24/7 1300-557-073
New Zealand: 9am-9pm Mon-Fri 0800-446-833. Hope that helps you.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

David Joseph

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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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My lenovo G500 window 8.1 is stuck on lenovo brand on the screen. Nothing is working.

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I do google your problem and look to the lenovo G500 manual.
here's the manual says.


BIOS password problems I forgot my password. • If you forget your user password, you must ask the system administrator to reset your user password. • If you forget your HDD password, a Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password or recover data from the hard disk. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the hard disk drive replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service. • If you forget your administrator password, a Lenovo authorized servicer cannot reset your password. You must take your computer to a Lenovo authorized servicer or a marketing representative to have the system board replaced. Proof of purchase is required, and a fee will be charged for parts and service.

But in my own way of troubleshooting.
1. open your Lenovo G500
2. Check your motherboard and look for bios/cmos battery.
3. Remove the battery
4. Get flat screw driver then put it between two pins where the cmos battery attached.
5. Hold it for 10 to 15 sec.
6. Put the cmos battery back and the motherboard
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Hold down the F2 or the Delete key when starting the computer. Press it immediately after pressing the power button and hold it for several seconds. I can't remember which one it is, but one of them will get you into the bios. I believe the Intellikey will work, too.
If I remember correctly, there is a setting to disable (or enable) the USB on these machines. Be VERY CAREFUL when changing bios settings! You can end up with a machine that will not boot! Change only one setting, document the one you changed on a piece of paper, then verify that the change works. That makes it easy to undo a change that brings unexpected results.

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I'm going to assume your laptop is an IdeaPad, since you're referring to a touchscreen lock.

If you're running Windows (any version pretty much), you can try downloading the Ultimate Boot CD ( Ultimate Boot CD Download the UBCD ) and using the MS Windows password removal tool.

You'll have to burn the image file you download from the link above onto a CD or DVD, then boot from it on the IdeaPad(?) from which you are locked out.

Lenovo is just a different name for the same part of IBM that made the original ThinkPad notebooks, so if the UBCD doesn't work you might want to try looking for solutions in the Lenovo BIOS (accessed during POST by usually pressing F12 or Enter).

Again, assuming it's Windows you're using, you can always try the startup repair menu accessed by pressing F8 after POST.

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