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You can get to the boot menu by tapping a few keys when your computer starts up. Various computer brands have different keys. What is the secret to the Lenovo boot menu? This MiniTool post will show you how to access the Lenovo boot menu and how to boot a Lenovo PC when it is unable to boot.

What Does Lenovo’s Boot Menu Mean?

When starting up a Lenovo computer, the boot menu displays a list of available devices to boot from, such as a CD, DVD, USB flash drive, or hard drive. Even if the computer’s boot menu already includes a system, you can still use it to load alternative operating systems or apps.

Furthermore, the boot menu is quite useful when installing a new operating system on a PC because it allows you to select one device to utilize according to your needs at the time.

The Difference Between a Boot Menu and a Boot Sequence

Is there a difference between the boot menu and the boot sequence? Most likely not. When the laptop is booting, you can choose which boot device to use from the boot menu. In terms of the boot sequence, it’s a BIOS setting that tells the device what order to search for devices in the specified boot device list.

That is, the boot sequence is followed each time the computer starts up automatically without the need for user input. If you want to use the boot menu option, you must first press a specific key to access the menu, then select the boot option. Now comes the matter of how to get into the Lenovo boot menu.

There are two ways to get into the Lenovo boot menu. Pressing the Novo button is one option while pressing the Lenovo boot menu key is another. What is the best way to accomplish this? The detailed steps can be found in the following section. Let’s get this party started!

Use the Novo Button in Case 1.

If you want to use the Novo button to enter the Lenovo boot menu, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Shut down the device.

Step 2: To access the Novo Button Menu, keep pressing the Novo button on your computer. Then, using the arrow keys, travel to the Boot Menu option.

Tip: The Novo button allows you to turn on your computer and move straight to boot mode.

The Novo button, on the other hand, will occasionally stop working. At this point, how can you go into the Lenovo boot menu? You can also hit the Lenovo boot menu key to access the Lenovo boot menu.

Case 2: Use the Lenovo Boot Menu Key

When the Novo button fails, the Lenovo BIOS key comes in handy. On Lenovo and other brands of computers, it is frequently used to access the boot menu. What is the best way to accomplish this? To access the boot menu, restart the computer and press F12 (Fn + F12) during the start-up process.

Here’s how to get your computer started again when it’s unbootable.

Only the Windows boot manager is available in the PC boot menu on Windows 10 or Windows 8/8.1. However, you may occasionally get the BOOTMGR is missing errors or other issues that prevent your computer from booting. Then you won’t be able to access the boot menu. What should I do? You have two choices here. One option is to boot your computer using MiniTool bootable media, while the other is to use a USB recovery disc to boot the Lenovo PC.

Both techniques necessitate the use of an external storage device such as a USB flash drive, U disc, or similar device. As a result, before beginning the following operations, you must first prepare one.

Option 1: Use MiniTool Bootable Media to start your Lenovo computer.

If your Lenovo computer becomes unbootable for whatever reason, you can use a bootable medium such as a bootable USB, CD, or DVD to restart it. How do you make one? Well, using MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro or more powerful editions, you can do it yourself.

Note: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition lacks the ability to create bootable CDs. You may find out more information about editions by comparing them and then picking the best one.

Follow the steps below after downloading and installing MiniTool Partition Wizard on a machine that can run it.

1: Plug your USB flash drive into your computer, then open the MiniTool Partition Wizard to see the main interface.

2: In the upper right corner of the window, select the Bootable Media option.

3: To proceed, follow the instructions on the screen. Click the Next button in the MiniTool Media Builder box.

4: Select USB Flash Disk in the presented box. A warning popup will appear if the drive contains data. During the media creation process, it will inform you that the data on the USB device will be deleted. To continue, click Yes if you have already backed up the data.

5: When the process is complete, click Finish.

6: Now disconnect the USB and connect it to your Lenovo PC that isn’t booting. Then force a restart and enter the BIOS setup. Save the settings after selecting the bootable USB as the first boot device.

7: The following window will appear. Simply follow the instructions and you will be taken to the MiniTool Partition Wizard main screen.

8: You can now use its sophisticated tools to fix your Lenovo computer’s unbootable issue, such as rebuilding the MBR, setting the system partition as active, and running a surface test. Because of difficulties such as a faulty MBR, an inactive system partition, and other defects, the PC may become unbootable.

Option 2: Boot your Lenovo computer from the USB Recovery Drive.

Alternatively, you can use a USB recovery disc to start your computer. The recovery drive, in fact, is a single drive generated by a Windows built-in utility that includes various troubleshooting tools. Furthermore, based on the current machine, it can copy some necessary system reinstallation files. It enables you to reinstall Windows if necessary.

However, keep in mind that the recovery disc will restore your operating system to its original settings. It means you’ll lose your data and be unable to undo any modifications you’ve made to the device.

You must construct a USB recovery disc if you do not already have one. Here are the steps in detail.

Step 1: Connect your USB flash drive to a Lenovo computer that is up and running, then access the Control Panel. To continue, click “Recovery” in the pop-up box.

Step 2: Make your choice. Create a recovery drive from the Advanced recovery tools list.

Step 3: In the prompted window, select Backup system files to recovery disc and click Next.

The Backup system files to the recovery drive checkbox will become grey if your Lenovo machine does not have a recovery partition. As a result, the recovery tools and bootable image will be the only things on the drive. It is not a recovery image that may be used to restart or refresh the computer.

Step 4: To proceed, select the USB flash disc that you created and click Next.

Note: The capacity of a USB flash drive varies depending on the computer model. For example, some Lenovo computers demand a minimum size of 16GB for the recovery drive.

Step 5: A warning box will appear, informing you that all of the data on the drive will be destroyed. Similarly, make sure the flash drive has no vital data on it or that it has been backed up. Click the Create button after that.

Step 6: After that, the recovery disc will be generated on its own. It’s possible that the entire procedure will take a lengthy time. You should be patient and not interrupt the procedure until it is completed. Click Finish once you’ve finished creating the drive.

Step 7. Unplug the USB drive from the PC. You can use it to refresh or reset your Lenovo computer if it has become defective. Continue reading the steps below if you want to do so.

It is recommended that you back up all of your data on the computer before performing that process.

Step 8: After inserting the USB recovery disc, restart the computer. During the start-up process, keep hitting the F12 key at the same time. The Lenovo boot menu will show up after that.

Step 9: The Windows keyboard layout will appear when you select a boot device.

Next, select Troubleshoot > Refresh or Reset your PC, and then complete the procedure by following the on-screen instructions.


This article primarily explains what the Lenovo laptop boot menu is, how to access it, and how to boot your computer smoothly when the Lenovo Idea pad boot menu is malfunctioning. As a result, if you’re having trouble with your Lenovo boot menu, you can attempt the solutions listed below.

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