Have you ever heard about BIOS before? BIOS refers to “basic input output system.” It is an electronic set of instructions that a personal computer uses to successfully start up. BIOS is used to give instructions for the Power-On Self Test and works to give the computer basic information about how to interact with some critical components, such as hard drives and memory. Every PC has BIOS, and you may need to access yours from time to time and in some special cases like you need to reinstall your operating system, you may need to enter the BIOS to change the boot order to make sure your Lenovo IdeaPad U510 boots from a CD rather than from the hard disk drive. Inside the BIOS you can set a password, manage hardware, and change the boot sequence. Today, I would like to figure out how to enter BIOS on Lenovo IdeaPad U510.
First, what is the time to access the BIOS?
The time to find BIOS is just when you are starting up your Lenovo IdeaPad U510 from being powered off. You need to start the computer and press a key on the keyboard before the BIOS hands over control to Windows. You have only a few seconds to perform this step. Pay close attention to the first screen that appears. Look for a message that indicates which key to press in order to access the BIOS. If you don’t catch it the first time, simply try again. The documentation of your Lenovo IdeaPad U510 may also tell you which key to press. Different computer has different operation: for IBM press F1, for HP press F2, for Sony press F2, for DELL press F2 and Acer press F2. These messages may show some what like “A Function key”, “The Esc key”, “Press F1 to enter setup”, “BIOS settings: Esc”, “Setup = Del”, “System configuration: F2”
Second, what is on BIOS interface?
Now you have entered into BIOS interface. You can see some of the information that the bios gives you, so for example, I can see here the kind of processor that this computer is running, exactly what memory is installed on Lenovo IdeaPad U510, and also, what we were talking about earlier on, which is the boot sequence, which hard disk drives are installed, any other on board devices and so on. Please note that some BIOS let you tamper with and fiddle with all kinds of settings and it’s really dangerous to do that if you don’t know what you’re doing.
how to enter BIOS on Lenovo IdeaPad U510? Read what was written above to find the answer