Lenovo continues to hold on to the notebook market. Since the launch of the BIOS menu may be necessary for the user of absolutely any computer, Lenovo engineers decided to provide for rather non-standard ways of opening this menu. In a short article, we will look at how to enter BIOS on the Lenovo IdeaPad 110. Immediately, we note that most of the methods are suitable for any laptop manufactured by Lenovo.
The vast majority of laptops of this company have a separate Novo button built into the case, clicking on it with the PC turned off will launch the OneKey Recovery System utility, which allows you to perform system recovery or change Boot Menu settings. In addition to this utility, when pressed, the desired BIOS menu will also be called up.
In the IdeaPad 110, the Novo button was removed from the case and moved to the left side panel in a slightly modernized form. Now it is a hole in the housing. To use Novo, you need:
- Turn off the laptop.
- Take a paper clip and insert it into the hole until it clicks.
- In the window that appears, select BIOS Setup by pressing the Enter button.
These buttons are used, for example, to restart Wi-Fi routers. As a paper clip, you can use the usual stationery or the one that smartphone manufacturers use to open the tray with SIM cards.
To enter the BIOS, you can use the key combination that you need to squeeze when you turn on the laptop. The combination is not universal. it depends on the computer model, its manufacturer, BIOS version and other factors. Usually the responsible key is registered in the window that appears when the system starts.
In the case of the IdeaPad 110, the F8 key or the Fn F8 combination is relevant. Depending on the firmware, the F2 button may be used instead of F8. If your modification does not respond to these standard combinations, then go to the official Lenovo website, find your own model through the search system and open the documentation for it.
Video: Lenovo Ideapad 110 How to Open BIOS
The BIOS can be called not only when the laptop is turned off, but also from the active operating system. This method can be used if the previous ones did not bring results (for example, Novo Button is broken and does not respond to clicks, and the proposed combinations do not give the desired effect).
To open the diagnostic menu and call the BIOS through it, you need to perform the following sequence of actions:
- Right-click on the "Start" menu and go to the "Options" item.
- Go down to the "Update and Security" section and open it.
- Go to the “Recovery” tab and click on the “Restart now” button in the “Special boot options” block.
- Wait until the computer restarts, and then select "Troubleshooting" in the menu that opens automatically.
- Go to “Advanced Settings” and click on “UEFI Firmware Settings”.
If everything is done correctly, the laptop will reboot again, after which the desired BIOS menu will open. You can use the alternative method. click on the power button in the Start menu and click on “Restart” with the Shift key held down.
Forcing the BIOS menu can be done using the usual command line for many users. The procedure will take just a few seconds, you will not have to search for any third-party combinations and buttons:
- We call the menu "Run".
- We register the command "cmd" and click on "OK".
- Paste the command “shutdown.exe / r / o” and press the enter button.
The computer will restart automatically, a window will open with a choice of startup method. In this window, and you need to navigate to the BIOS.
For those who find it difficult to understand the text instructions, we attach the manual in the format of a training video.
As you can see, everything is quite simple. To begin, we recommend using the standard case button, as in most cases it immediately calls the BIOS. If for some reason the method did not work, then you can proceed to the software methods.