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Q: G580 - Ubuntu, No access to BIOS Cant boot from cd...

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Please assist as I did the following steps to access the BIOS, it hangs:1. Shut down the computer2. Press the "Recovery Button" NOT THE POWER BUTTON (A small round button with curve arrow sign which is located on the left side of the Power Button just next to the dust removal opening on the left side of the laptop)3. Selected the BIOS Setup and nothing happens. I cannot even choose the boot option. If I put a pendrive with ubuntu, It picks it up, but not the Windows pendrive.My original HDD has bad sectors and cannot clone it. Any Ideas on how to help me?

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Hello, The Problem:Recently I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS  to my HDD in UEFI mode. Soon I found out that I could not access the BIOS using F2, but F12 allowed selection of boot device. Reinstalling Windows, I found out that the boot menu still had the Ubuntu entry and I still could not access the BIOS. I searched on the web for a solution and before I could manage to find a proper one, I managed to delete both the ubuntu and windows boot manager boot entries, still locked out of bios. This time I could not boot into any OS, could not access bios using f2 nor access boot menu using f12.  The Solution:There was one last hope, during boot I noticed that PXE (Boot via ethernet option was still showing).Note: This solution requires you to update the BIOS. This is a very risky procedure, so proceed with caution. This will also probably void your warranty. If you can access boot menu (F12) and want to regain access to the BIOS (F2), boot into Windows 7. Install a bios update for your laptop (specifically for your laptop) available at The Lenovo Support Site. The oldest BIOS (probably for Windows 7) is preffered. If you donot have access to windows 7, perform step 2 and boot into the created ISO by creating a bootable CD or pendrive. Then goto step 11.If you can't access F12 and F2, cannot boot into OS, but can boot via Ethernet (there should be a message about trying Atheros Ethernet PXE Boot during startup), start from step 1. Perform the following steps on a s... Read more

A:Lenovo G580 cannot access BIOS after installing Ub...

Update: Even in the newest BIOS Update 62cn97ww (for Lenovo G580), Ubuntu causes the same problem. I came across a solution on the internet, that works without having to update the BIOS if Ubuntu can be accessed. To fix it, boot into Ubuntu (should be installed on the system), start Terminal and type in the following commands:sudo grub-install
sudo efibootmgr -b 0 -BReboot and F2 should work. BIOS should be accessible through F12>Tab>Setup also. Ubuntu will boot no more but can probably be fixed.

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Hi,

After getting a virus on both my laptop and desktop, neither were able to browse the web or function properly. I backed up my critical data onto some CDRWs and burned a copy of Windows XP Professional SP3, and a copy of Ubuntu. So I insert the XP bootdisc, but it turns out that my computer won't boot from it, I get the error message: Selected boot device is not available. I insert the Ubuntu bootdisk though, and it launches fine. So, I booted up Windows from my harddrive on the desktop like normal and ran the windows installer from the CD, not from BIOS, but this means that I can't wipe out the partition because there are necessary files that are in there for the windows installer to work. I installed again over the existing partition thinking it would be just as good but it leaves all the old files intact.

So my current situation is that I have a desktop running a freshly installed XP without any drivers installed, and a laptop that won't boot but which can run a ubuntu live disc (the desktop can also run the ubuntu livedisc).

Does anyone have any ideas as to how to install a fresh copy of Windows on a new partition, wiping out the old one, when I can't launch the bootdisk from BIOS? Is it possible to do this from a Ubuntu live disc or something?

TIA,
Tom.
 

A:Can run Ubuntu boot disc from BIOS but not XP bootdisc...

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Hello everyone!

I've made my Sony VAIO into a dual-boot machine (Win7 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux) and I'm having trouble getting into the BIOS.

When powering up, even though I repeatedly press and hold down the DEL key it always goes straight to the GRUB menu:



And then when I select to load Windows 7, I keep pressing DEL but it goes straight to Windows.

It doesn't seem to matter how fast I am on the keys - I can't get into the BIOS.

I have a should I be trying to enter the BIOS before getting to the GRUB menu, or after?

Also, (and this may be irrelevant) I've checked my registry to determine what kind of BIOS I have (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / HARDWARE / DESCRIPTION / System ), where I found that the SystemBiosVersion variable = Sony - 20110905 BIOS Date: 09/05/11 11:20:58 Ver: 04.06.03

(I would have thought the BIOS would be something like American Megatrends!)

Anyways... is there any way I can get into the BIOS from Windows, i.e. after Windows has loaded? Do I have to remove Linux from my computer? I hope not!

Thanks so much for your help and have a great day.

A:can't enter BIOS when booting (Win7 / Ubuntu Linux dual boot system)

Best to keep in mind that the BIOS is completely different from ANY operating system. There is no connection between the two things, other than the BIOS handing off control to an OS.

You press DEL (or whatever key enters the BIOS) before any operating system begins to start up.
You can start pressing the key repeatedly (once a second) just as soon as you hear the POST beep or see anything happen on the display screen.
Once you reach the Grub loader it is too late. Start over.

You can't get into the BIOS from an operating system. You can only shut down and/or restart.
Nothing in the operating system's registry has anything to do with your system's BIOS, other than communicating with it initially.

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So I bought a new CPU for my old G580 laptop. I wanted to upgrade from the B960 it has right now (it's the 20150 model). The new CPU is a i5-3320M as it's listed as a compatible part on both the downloadable PDF and the PartsLookup website (I checked with my serial number as well). I changed the CPU, installed thermal paste, everything, but to no avail. Won't even enter BIOS. The "on" LED flashes for 10 seconds, then it shuts down. Installed the old CPU again - it boots without problems. New CPU again - no BIOS, nothing. I have updated my BIOS to the latest possible version (version 5ECN96WW (V9.01), as the newer version shows a "Error 255 - TDK Library Initialization Failed". I just don't know what to do anymore. Could be a faulty CPU, but I doubt it. The only difference is that the old CPU is Sandy Bridge, and the new is Ivy Bridge. But it's shown as "compatible" with the laptop everywhere. It's a shame really...

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I have had an Ubuntu/XP system for a while now, but yesterday it started bluescreening just after the windows logo on every attempt to boot. Also, while I can boot into Ubuntu fine, I cannot access the data partition which is pretty scary! I havent backed up in a good few weeks.

I dont have a recovery disk to run chkdsk from, what can I do?

Thank you for your time.
 

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A friend had a malware attack, a beeping error on Chrome about a Windows Defender error running Win 10. She managed to shut down Chrome and then shut off her computer. She tried turn back on, but it would not. I managed to start the computer by removing battery , AC power and the bios battery. The only way to turn on is to remove all of the above and then reinsert bios battery and connect AC power. The keyboard does not work properly, types mostly 6s and a few other characters (ie the shift key types an 's'). No wifi, no CD, no mouse touchpad. I can get into Windows 8, which I restored from factory partiton. Did not affect the operation. I assumed that the bios must have been over written, so I downloaded an update, but it will not install. Program goes through the motions, but the old bios is still there. I am using an external USB KB and mouse. I still can not get into the bios. Is there a way to "force" a bios update?

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Hello I have problem with bios update i have Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Installed yesterday) and i cant update bios because TDK error 255, i try run program on W7 64bit, W8 64bit and W10 Pro 64bit, but program doesnt run properly, so do you have any tips ? I was trying to run in Diagnostic mode, Safe boot etc..., but nothing happens.Another solution is Flash bios, but i am not Proffesional in bios, so i am worrying about crash my laptop, if i do it wrong my laptop will doesnt run, so i if you have any good guide how to do it right please help me.Thank for comment. Picture of error: http://imgur.com/AMZcV85 Specs from CPU-Z:CPU: http://imgur.com/a/3O3unMainboard: http://imgur.com/a/0I4m8 

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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

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Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A105-4284, Model #: PSAA8U-0FH02K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS, so I didnt know what else to do but shut it off. Now, when I try to boot it up, it gets stuck in the same place it did during the flashing; on the Toshiba splash screen with the status bar at the bottom showing about 20% complete. I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows. Other options available on this screen are Press F2 for System Settings and F12 for Boot Menu. Pressing F2 results in a beep and the status bar changing to "Please Wait..." but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait. Pressing F12 doesnt do anything. Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version 6.00; Intel Calistoga CRB.T3A Reference BIOS; VERSION.MAK 1.53; (looks like its running POST and recognizes CPU, Cores, No TPM or TPM has a problem, and system RAM and stops there. What is my best course of action?:

- shorting out the CMOS battery (I've tried this on the solder pads marked C88, with no laptop battery, with and without the wi-fi, ram and hdd installed; Im either doing it wrong or its just not working )
- trying to reflash BIOS chip (I tried this; turned the laptop on and held down the 'c' key to boot from cd, but still got stuck at the same place)
- replacing the BIOS chip
- something else?

Any guidance or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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A:Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot

Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.

Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?

I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance
 

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hi, i just updated my windows 7 to windows 10. should i update my bios?i see no update for windows 10, the latest is only for windows 8.1.this is the current bios i am usingSMBIOSBIOSVersion5ECN39WW(V3.05)thanks

A:lenovo g580 20150 latest bios.

My rule of thumb with BIOS updates is "if it is not broke, do not try to fix it" because there is always an inherent risk that a BIOS update can fail, and if so, leave  the system bricked (dead) requirnig a new motherboard, and there does not appear to be anything in the latest updates readme.txt other than specific fixes for Windows 8.1... So I would hold off. Summary of changes
==================
General Information:
Fixed:
1. Modified small number keys (such as the key U, I, OĦ­) matrix for win8. Cheers, 

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Hi

I got a new Lenovo G580 laptop which did not come with any pre-installed OS. I installed Ubuntu in UEFI mode (I had not disabled UEFI/Secure Boot). Later I installed Windows 7. During installation it asked me to format the entire format as it did not recognize the GPT partition. Accordingly without thinking twice I erased the entire HDD and installed Windows 7. Now I am unable to enter into BIOS

Things I have tried:
Tried with F2, F1 and Delete keys while booting
Tried removing the battery and booting while pressing the above keys individually
Tried removing the battery and adapter, held the power button for 1 minute
Tried removing the battery and held the power button for 1 minute while the adapter was plugged in
Tried pressing F12 and going to the APP MENU but I can only see "Diagnostic Splash" Nothing else and in that diagnostic splash screen I see that the System BIOS is "shadowed"
How can i gain access to BIOS so I can disable UEFI and install Win 7 and Ubuntu side by side
 

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Hi Guys,

I recently tried to install Linux Ubuntu but it didin't work well. So I deleted all the partitions and made a clean windows 7 install. Everything works just fine. Before the windows installation there was a weird bootloader starts at first. Here's the picture. After I installed windows I looked at my bios settings and in the boot menu I still had Ubuntu. I used recovery cd and did a console command which is "bootsect /nt60 all". But it is still there. How can I delete this without doing any formatting, reinstalling.

A:My Bios Boot Order Menu Has An Item Called "Ubuntu"

Hello ExpDisease,

are you sure the screenshot is from your BIOS? It looks to me like a bootloader left over from Ubuntu that's running before Windows 7's own bootloader.

You might try the bootsect /nt60 all /mbr command (with the added /mbr option) to actually rewrite the MBR as well, but I'm not sure that'll really do the job.

Just to get a better picture of things, could you also take a snapshot of your (maximized) Disk Management window and post it here?

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Acer Desktop PC Model: AM1610
sis ethernet adapter
webstar dpx 2000 series cable modem

After setting up a dual boot system successfully,
Vista connects to internet via ethernet, Ubuntu does not.

sis ethernet driver is updated to latest version

I can access the internet from Ubuntu however, after shutting down the pc, unplugging the power cord, removing the cmos battery and reinstalling. I reinsert the power cord and boot up as normal into Ubuntu, and have full access to internet.

Simply removing/reinserting ethernet cord, removing/reinserting pc or cable modem power cord, or resetting cable modem, does not work.

I am asking if there is a solution as to where I can log off Vista and restart pc into Ubuntu and have internet access automatically, bypassing all these steps I've explained?

After perusing multiple forums where people have described similar if not same issues, I've yet to find a solution to this.

I ran ipconfig in Vista and have the results. I ran ifconfig in Ubuntu 9.10 and have the results.

As these results may contain information that can present a vulnerability regarding system/ip identification, I have omitted them here.

If needed, I will respond via personal message with the contents.

Thank you in advance for your continued contributions in aiding the computer world "handicapped".
 

A:Dual Boot Vista and Ubuntu 9.10: No Internet Connection in Ubuntu

Ubu 9.10 has known issues

If you are using Ubuntu 9.10, it has known issues with the built-in Network Manager and DSL modems (and presumably Cable modems as well)..

Currently, there is no fix (short of going back to 8.10 or hoping it is fixed in Ubu10 due out in April (iirc). Sorry.
 

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Hi, I have lenovo G580 20157 laptop with windows 8 pro, i found a bios update 62cn97ww on support site but when i restarted my laptop and run the 62cn97ww update it just hangs and does not respond. kept ideal for long time to restart but no response. Any help on this?

A:Lenovo G580 20157 bios 62cn97ww update problem

hi adarsh_savant,
 
I think you may have concern in this thread,
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Essential/G580-Bios-update-problem/m-p/1199186/highlight...
 
Here the suggested solution from neokenchi that helped.
 
1. Boot into the BIOS by repeatedly tapping F2 on startup
 
2. In the BIOS, navigate to the Boot Tab and set UEFI to Disabled or Legacy then press F10 to save and exit. When
the computer reboots, check if you still get the errors and/or if you're able to boot into Windows.
 
3. If same problem, leave the changes that you made on Step 2 and attempt to re-install Windows via a Windows 8 recovery drive or OneKey Recovery button (note that this will wipe the computer to factory settings)
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!



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I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP Mini 110-1116NR, then deleted the partitions that had Ubuntu on them, not knowing that Ubuntu comes with GRUB2, and sets itself as the default boot for that system. Now that GRUB2 is not installed, since it was on my only HDD, it looks for the GRUB2 partition, which does not exist, so I get an error on a command script that shows as follows:

"GRUB -error:no such partition
"grub rescue>

I still have Ubuntu on a flash drive. And I have my sister's computer to use until I get mine fixed, so I need help. I downloaded the Win7 Recovery Disc, but I don't have a program that can write the ISO image file to a USB flash drive, so I need to know how to get the ISO on the USB Drive, or how to fix the boot for Win7. I'm willing to do anything. lol. I've already done a couple hours worth of 'Google-ing' for how to fix this error and have come empty-handed. Please help.

And if this information helps, I have a Volume (D:\) with the recovery files on my hard drive.

A:Help! Installed Ubuntu, deleted the Ubuntu Partitions. No boot!

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
YouTube - How to install Windows 7 from USB (WinToFlash)

First mark the WIn7 partition Active from the Repair CD command line: Partition - Mark as Active

Then click through to Recovery Tools list to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until WIn7 starts.

You may have to wipe the partition with GRUB first: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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Hey all I am new here. I recently did a dual boot install of Ubuntu with my Home Premium Windows 7 machine. I need to figure out how to uninstall Ubuntu and the grub loader... any thoughts?

I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.

A:dual boot w/ Ubuntu, need to uninstall Ubuntu

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Konstantinov


Hey all I am new here. I recently did a dual boot install of Ubuntu with my Home Premium Windows 7 machine. I need to figure out how to uninstall Ubuntu and the grub loader... any thoughts?

I installed Windows 7 first... Ubuntu 64 desktop edition came after.

I shrunk my Windows 7 partition to install Ubuntu.

If you need more information, let me know, and thanks in advance.


Hello Konstantinov, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

Baisically, you just need to delete the two Ubuntu partitions, then restore the bootmgr from Windows 7. Please look these over and post back any questions?

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Remove Grub - Restore Windows 7

Cheers!
Robert

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Hey guys,

I've been searching the web for solutions for hours now and won't find anything that works for me. You are kinda like my last hope.

Situation
I have a Asus A54C Laptop here (it's my brother's), that won't boot. If I turn it on, it quickly shows the Logo screen and nothing else happens.
If I have a WIN7-DVD in the DVD-drive (created with downloaded ISO, it seems to be working on another laptop), the drive makes some noises but nothing else happens.
If I have a Ubuntu-Live-USB plugged in (worked on this Laptop before), nothing happens.
If I press F2 repeatedly after turning the Laotop on (it's the BIOS-key), nothing happens.

What I've tried
I tried several potential BIOS-keys, although I am 99% sure that F2 is the one.
I tried the turn off, deplug battery and cable, hit power-switch 20 times and for a minute thing.
I tried unplugging the Laptop while it was in the logo screen, hoping this would bring me to BIOS after starting it again.

How I got there
An Ubuntu system has been installed on the Laptop for a while. Now, my brother needed a windows and I wanted to create a dual boot system (what I had succesfully done before).
Some stupid mistakes later, I had a corrupted Win7 and wanted to overwrite it with a fresh install.
I tried to delete the 100MB system reserved partition (in the WIN7-installation menu) because I thought, a fresh install would create a new one. This took about 1 hour (for the 100 MBs) without any visible progress, I finally ... Read more

A:Laptop won't boot (Logo screen),can't boot from USB/DVD or access BIOS

Hello and welcome Joe mate the BIOS key is F2 and this is the manual for that model sorry but I can only access the English version - if you type in what you want to search for it automatically will go to that setting or instruction. https://www.manualowl.com/m/Asus/A54...261331?page=84

Now if you select the optical as the first boot device and it will not go then maybe it needs a new optical drive - very cheap these days and you may be lucky that it is held in with one screw on the underside of the laptop without any pics it is hard to tell - it possibly could be in that manual.

Now for the BSOD's please use these if you want to get them analysed

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/174459-dump-files-configure-windows-create-bsod.html

&

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/96879-blue-screen-death-bsod-posting-instructions.html

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After installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS  I was unable to reboot into the newly installed system nor access the one time boot menu from F12 or the BIOS from F2 keys after the DELL logo and bar completed itself and displayed F12 and F2 in the bottom corner of the screen.
I can access  the ePSA Pre-boot System Assessment using CTRL Fn held down at boot.    I have run it twice, returning no faults.   Tapping the F8 key at boot has no effect.
Any help would be very much appreciated, thank you.

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PC has been running fine no issues,this morning switched it on and it when to boot as normal then went to a blank screen with message can not boot boot image corrupt
Since then,every time I tey to boot ,fans start then CPU fan stops monitor stays blanks and I don't even get the boot page
Press F5 or F8 does nothing and can't get into BIOS

PC about 8 years old with a giga byte EX58UDR3 mobo and Intel think it's a i27 CPU

A:corrupt boot image message ,now will not boot and cant access bios

It sounds to me like hardware failure. I'm not sure what that picture is for but I suggest that you check for blown capacitors. Capacitor Lab - Visual Signs of Capacitor Failure - Bulging and Leaking

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I bought a Lenovo g580 model 2689 laptop back in august, and it has now stopped working. Whenever I try to switch it on, lights come on, it makes booting noises, the fan works, but nothing happens, just a black screen. I know the monitor works because it has turned on once since I've had this problem. Please help, I have a presentation next week and can't access my work!

A:g580 Laptop will not boot up!

Are you able to use the Lenovo One-Key recovery? 




Mophead.The guy with the Data-centre in his Bedroom.

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I lost access to my windows 7 drive (Dual-boot windows 7 & Ubuntu). every time I try to run Windows 7 I get the message: Bootmgr is compressed, Press CTRL_ALT-DEL to restart. I could run Bootrec /fixmbr or diskpart or attrib to rebuild my mbr table through DOS command window using my windows 7 recovery CD. The problem I cannot access drive C: where my windows 7 are. I get the error message: Cannot open volume for direct access or system cannot find the drive path or specified. I still can access all my windows folders and files through home folder in Ubuntu. I don't want to reformat and reinstall windows. Is there is a way to run the DOS commands within Ubuntu or any other advice to how to fix this issue.

A:Lost access to Windows 7 Drive (Dual-Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu)

Hi,

Please see whether the steps outline in this tutorial will be of help:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

Regards,
Golden

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I replaced my old hard drive with a SSD. However, I am unable to go through the steps to install windows.Once I start the laptop, I can see the following : " primary ( internal ) battery 601 .When hitting esc to get to startup menu, I get nothing but hp logo and black screen.So I took the following steps:bought a new external batterybought and replaced the Rtc batteryThen restarted the laptop, This is what I saw :cmos incompatible, a configuration reset is needed, hit enterOnce I do, I get the same msg primary ( internal) battery 601same difficulty : cannot access start-up, nor boot up optionsBy the way, I don't have any manufacturer warranty.What is next? 

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Just started happening this week.   It's stuck at the boot screen "lenovo".   I tried many different methods like removing battery, holding power button to reset, etc.  The *only* way to get it to boot is the remove memory card, and put it back.  Then it will boot up fine.     It might then boot fine for the rest of the day.  But then the next day (or after being shutdown for a while), it happens again so i have to remove memory card, put it back, etc.  What could be the problem here ?  I tried both memory slots.  So i don't think it's particular to one slot.  

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Last night, my computer froze after trying to exit out of internet explorer several times. I did a manual shut down and left it off for about an hour before trying to turn it back on. It will show the normal screen - Intel icon with Bios <F2> and either of these : 5A , 94 , or EB. Normally it would load this screen within 10 seconds and show several other numbers or such, but now it just stays on that screen regardless of what buttons I press. I have tried to start the computer several times. I disconnected everything except the monitor and keyboard, and even tried without the keyboard. I have no idea what to do.

Also, the night before one of my USB ports malfunctioned, so I disconnected the speakers which were hooked to it and haven't used that port since. I didn't think to run a diagnostic on it til now, but it's a bit too late

My OS is a Dell, with Windows XP and I think service pack 2. Any other information I'm not certain about.
 

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Working on friends Presario 7110us. Computer goes to compaq loge and stops. Won't even let me enter bios at startup to see if problem is there. I have reset bios thru jumper and now counts memory at startup and message ( 162-system options not set).about week ago it booted out of blue after sitting for 5 days at compaq logo, but could not access DVD or CD drives because they weren't and couldn't be found.
 

A:cannot access bios-Won't boot

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I have g580 and i have already installed ubuntu and now i cant enter bios (F2 and F12 makes grub appear instead)i cant also boot from cd/usb , so i can only enter to my session ubuntu please help

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Hello,
I am having problems with direct booting into Windows 8 installed into a VHDX file.
This is a four-partition UEFI boot on a GPT drive. EFI files are residing on a second partition of disk 0 (the ESP partition) in the EFI folder. The boot virtual disk is residing on the fourth partition of that disk 0.
When I turn on the PC, it shows black screen after the BIOS POST screen. No Windows 8 boot menu, no other information is displayed. However, if I press Shift+F12 (or F12) to start Dell BIOS Boot Menu and choose Windows Boot Manager from the UEFI part of
the boot menu, Windows 8 starts to boot without difficulties.
How do I make Windows to boot automatically without having to select Windows Boot Manager in DELL BIOS boot menu?
I believe I messed up with boot sector somehow... What needs to be fixed provided that Windows 8 will boot into VHDX file?
Thank you.

Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...

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My friend was attempting to go back to his original OS from WIN10 and the laptop died during the process. After booting we recieved error code 0xc00000605 upon start telling us a component is missing and we needed to repair. i got us a windows recovery disk and tried to boot it from the bios but i am unable to do anything in the bios except change the system date and time. If i could just boot it from the dvd i would be okay, any suggestions? laymans terms please!

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Hello,

I have a situation I cannot get around. I am looking at a friend's old PC. When I turn it on it goes into its memory test. Seems normal. I try to press delete to access the BIOS but it will not allow me to go into setup. It does not boot the OS (he had XP installed). Then it goes to a black screen with some info:
Verifying DMI Pool Data.......
Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM : Failure
Type the name of the command interpreter (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM)
C>
I do not know if the HDD is bad or if there is just some software (OS) problem. IS the info on the HDD salvageable? I want to eventually reformat the drive but want to get access to it and remove data. If anyone has any suggestions, I greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

If you need more info, let me know I will send what I can.
 

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Laptop g500 windows8 displaying lenovo logo but cannot boot windows. How can we access bios setup? please help

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I just registered with TechSpot and have been asked to say Hi. Well, Hi! From the greatest province in Canada, Alberta.
As I sit by my living room window I can see the sun starting to set over the Rocky Mountains in the West.
Now the reason for this post:
I have two computers, a home constructed desktop unit running Win XP SP2 and my new ACER 8200 Laptop which due to the convenience has become my new main computer which is why I am now talking to whosoever is listening. I tried to bootup my desktop today and could not get past the opening bios screen. When I hit delete at the start up to change my boot options nothing happens except the screen goes black. The computer drive light remains on as if it is accessing data but that's all. (It must feel regected).
I have tried to boot from my Win XP disk but it won't recognize the drive or something likewise my emergency boot disk in drive 'A'.
Right now it is a doorstop. Luckily all my data is on three other drives on my Desktop System so it won't matter if I have to reformat.
That is the question, how do I reformat and reinstall my system if I can't get it to recognize my drives?

Help
 

A:Computer won`t boot, can`t access bios.

Ok, i'm no expert, but/and especially if you are having a hardware problem; you should always post your system stats, if possible (RAM , motherboard, hard drive...etc..). That is, how much, and what manufacture, if possible. Also, just wondering, how old is this system, and does anyone else use it?
 

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Hi  During normal use of my laptop, it suddenly displayed a blue screen of death. I didn't think much of it, so I can't remember exactly what error message it displayed. When I tried to restart it, the laptop failed to boot. The backlight for the screen turns on, and the LEDs on the keyboard still work, but there is nothing displayed on the screen. When I press a key upon powering the machine on to enter the BIOS or view other startup options I get a small message down the bottom corresponding to the key I pressed (eg. "F10...BIOS Setup Options") but it does not actually display the BIOS or allow me to make any changes. The only other thing I can do is press CTRL+ALT+DELETE which seems to successfully restart the machine, but again nothing displays. There is a brief buzzing sound when I power the laptop on, although it's possible that has always happened and I never thought anything of it before. I have tried a hard reset and tried all sorts of variations of keypresses and resets to no avail. I'm not confident in opening the cover and poking around at the internal components, but I will give it a go if it has a reasonable likelihood of changing the situation. Thanks for any help you can give. Ken

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Hi all - this is my first post; and I'm definitely a beginner. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have a old Sony VIAO PCV-1112 with Windows XP. I was out of town (so I don't know what the trigger for the issue was) and came back to a black screen that begins with "Award Medallion Bios v 6.0". It also says "Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter power setup menu for details."

At the bottom of the screen is shows: Press F1 to continue. F2 to enter setup.

a. Nothing happens when I press F2.

b. When I press F1, the Windows loading screen appears, but it fails to initialize XP and goes to a black screen that says that Windows failed to load...and it lists the prompts to reboot in Safe Mode, Normal Mode, Normal Mode with prompt, Normal Mode with Networking, Last Known Good Config, etc. No matter which mode I choose, it reboots and goes back to the Award Medallion Bios v6.0 message screen.

c. When I press Esc > F8 > F1, I am able to get the boot order to pop up and I selected boot from DVD/CD drive. I've tried putting various iso files on disc into that drive in the hopes of trying to get in to recover data files off the HDD. I tried rebooting with the ISO file in the DVD/CD drive, and nothing happens with any of these: Bit Defender; Kaspersky Rescue; or Avira Rescue. I rebooted with the Knoppix rescue ISO, and it actually initialized the DVD/CD drive for about 30 seconds - showed a black screen with a flashing prompt (couldn't typ... Read more

A:Windows XP won't boot; cannot access bios

UPDATE:

Well, I found an ISO copy app that works well - UltraISO - but it has a trial limit of 300MB. Still that was enough to get the Kaspersky ISO to fully copy over (I'm learning more about ISO files!). I was able to get the PC to boot from the Kaspersky ISO rescue CD, but it was hanging when making the swap and never brought up the GUI interface. I rebooted several times - and it got stuck there every time.

So I copied the BitDefender ISO to a rescue CD, that seems to be running fine - brought up the GUI, but its taking a while to scan.

Will post how it goes...
 

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Greetings people!

I was sitting up one night, was bored since I had nothing to do. So I came up with: "Let's see what's on those sites the police have blocked."
So I found the list of the sites Swedish police have blocked. And as the list said, I was unable to access them. So I used a proxy to bypass it. And on those sites was mainly porn and hentai, because the poice suspect them to contain childporn (Yes in Sweden animated childporn is illegal as well.)
Anyway, there was nothing interesting on those sites, so I left pretty quickly.

Later on that night, I found out that I had quite a few virus/spyware/~, since there came popus from a fake antivirus program. So I went into taskmgr and killed all the processes that I didn't recognize. Then I searched the computer with spybot as well as avira. Spybot was unable to remove everything, and recommended an auotomatic start next time I start computer. And avira was also unable to remove everything it found.
So I restarted the computer, and spybot which is supposed to start before everything else, didn't start before everything else. Probably because it's supposed to start before explorer.exe, which I don't use.

So I seached with spybot and it removed everything, but I still had something left, since I was unable to google without getting sent to spamlinks. So I took the ones avira found, and removed with "File Shredder."
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A:Windows XP won't boot, and can't access BIOS.

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hello,

my friend asked me to reinstall his OS (XP Pro SP2 ) on his PT4, 2,2 GHz.
He said, he might have delete something wrong in the Windows Folder or in the registry.
The problem that I encountered is, during start up the screen stays black until the welcome screen. I can't access BIOS nor Safe Mode and I can't boot from any bootable CD. So, what can I do? How can I solve this problem?

Thanks for your help.
 

A:can't boot, can't access BIOS or Safe Mode

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Hi so I got an Acer V5-571G laptop, and I am using Windows 8.0. After some month my laptop downloaded an official update for Windows 8.0, and when it got installed my laptop went into a lot of errors so my friend told me that he can format my laptop, but the problem my friend can't enter the boot menu or even the BIOS menu. We tried F8, F12, SHIFT+F10, boot button+F2, and it didn't get him into the BIOS or the boot menue. So, how can I enter the boot menu or BIOS if it's impossible becuase of my crashed Windows 8.0? However; I followed some steps in the videos that the community posted it, but does this steps work with windows 8.0 or only work with Window 8.1 or both?

A:How to access the BIOS or Boot menu in Acer V5-571...

Hello, You can restore your laptop from the hidden partition with [Alt]+[F10]:Watch this video (same procedure for Windows 8). You have to press [F2] when you see the Acer logo to access to the bios setup utility. After several attempts, I found the exact moment when I have to press [F2] on my laptop. I know it's not easy.

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I have a desktop that won't boot and the error message is as follows:

"non-system disk or disk error"
"replace and strike any key when ready"

This is an old Compaq running XP and the boot order seems to be floppy disk and then it's anybody's guess from there. I am unable to reset boot sequence as I can't get into BIOS. I press Pause-Break and then F2 but the error message above appears. I want to run a diagnostic using Seatools. Any suggestions on how to get into BIOS to do this. I am thinking that I can remove jumper on motherboard to reset BIOS. Is this good thinking or not.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Can't access BIOS-computer won't boot

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Hi so I got an Acer V5-571G laptop, and I am using Windows 8.0. After some month my laptop downloaded an official update for Windows 8.0, and when it got installed my laptop went into a lot of errors so my friend told me that he can format my laptop, but the problem my friend can't enter the boot menu or even the BIOS menu. We tried F8, F12, SHIFT+F10, boot button+F2, and it didn't get him into the BIOS or the boot menue. So, how can I enter the boot menu or BIOS if it's impossible becuase of my crashed Windows 8.0?

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Hi there,

Recently I turned on Fast Boot option in BIOS and now I can't access again BIOS.
I try press F2 soon after power is on but is not working.

Have you got any ideas how to enter to BIOS?

A:Fast Boot enabled - How to access BIOS?

Hi

Fast boot can be enabled or disabled within the running windows system.
Toshiba preinstalled application called ?System settings? allows you to load the default settings.

In case the Windows 7 is preinstalled, check the tool called ?Toshiba HWsetup? which should appear in All programs -> Toshiba

But you should also be able to access the BIOS press INS button and then F2 button
Try also F12 button. Now in the boot menu should appear where you could choose the option ?Enter Setup?.

This will allow you to access the BIOS

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I got a toshiba satillite pro l630 laptop,with windows XP.I want to dual boot windows 7 but i cannot access bios or boot sequence menu.also the startup after i press power button,does not show "toshiba leading innovation"(after a few weeks i bought the laptop this happens but i ignored it till today) and the XP start screen immediately appears(no matter what button like delete i press non stop during startup,also no use as the startup immediately loads windows )I cannot install from XP because of some partition problems.Please help!
 

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I have the preparing automatic repair thing stuck on my screen, I'd like to install windows 7 but I don't have access to the desktop and my BIOS has a password. Are their any ways to do this?

A:How to boot from disc without access to desktop or BIOS

not with out the BIOS Password

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My Acer Extensa 5620Z originally came with Vista, then I clean installed Win 7, now upgraded to Win 8. Since the latest upgrade, I am unable to access BIOS or the boot menu. The black and white boot screen used to say to press F12 for boot menu, and something else for Setup, those messages are no longer there. And those key combinations do not work. I've also tried some other combinations I've found in searches - F2, Alt-F10, ctrl F10, alt ctrl F10, F8, del, esc. None work.

Could the upgrade has modified the firmware somehow? Boot screen says Phoenix bios, TrustedCore v1.32 - I think that is the same it has been.

Thanks

A:After upgrade, cannot access BIOS or boot menu

This is not exactly a solution but I do know if you hold your power button on your computer until It turns off and then turn it back on you will be able to get into your BIOS though I don't recommend this solution

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I suddenly have no access to my bios or my boot menu. Any suggestions?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows Technical Preview, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3909 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1826 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 250621 MB, Free - 120513 MB; E: Total - 208998 MB, Free - 178382 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, EG50_HC_HR
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
Laptop model NE56r41u
 

A:Solved: No access to bios or boot menu

Take it that you already tried Esc, F2, F10, F12, Del, Ins, etc... repeatedly during boot up/splash screen.
If so, next I would shutdown the machine and hold down several keys at once and boot up.
The intent is to cause a keyboard error to force access to the BIOS. It may work.
 

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Mother Board: Gigabyte 3.2GHZ
HDD: SATA 1 TB
OS: Windows 8.1
 
Problem: When the computer is powered on it boots normally. However, all function keys or cmd keys to get into BIOS (F2), BOOT Menu (F8), Set up menu (F12) are disabled.
 
Possible Cause: Ransomware, I know for a fact my son installed a .exe file that put ransomware on his computer due to the HDD being locked and inaccessible. Also, when logging into his user he is prompted with the ransom log on by GoTLINKS.
 
Attempted Fixes: I've tried removing the HDD cables and booting in hopes of getting forced into the boot menu. However, no drives are detected and I am prompted to insert the OS Disk and hitting ENTER. Upon doing so all KBoard keys are disabled and computer must be restarted. At this point the computer will boot from the OS Disk and allow for a install of windows or windows repair. Upon trying to reinstall the OS (after plugging the HDD back in) the OS Key states it is not retrievable, even though it is on the tower of his desktop. This happens after the key is inserted. (The key has been registered prior to this all happening). When going into windows repair from the disk I am given 3 options. System Refresh, System Reset, and Advanced Options.
 
System Refresh: Error: A Valid OS must be selected. Please select a valid OS and restart your system. 
 
System Reset: Error: The disk drive is locked. Please unlock the disk drive in order to proceed.
 
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A:Unable to access BIOS, Boot Menu, or anything else!!!

I forgot to add something.
 
Restarting system: I can restart the system while holding the Shift Key which brings me to the boot menu options. However, any key is disabled and the computer must be hard restarted in order to do anything. All function keys (F1-F9) do not work, keys 1-9 do not work, and even ENTER to restart the system does not work.

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Hello all, first time poster although i often come to the boards to find solutions. You'll have to bare with me as I'm not that computer savvy (even though i think i am). Basically I have a Fujistu Esprimo Mobile v5505. I got fed up of Vista and thought i would install my old XP pro. I partitioned my drive and installed XP, i then formatted the drive that Vista was on. I came back and when i turned on my computer i got the NTLDR is missing error, now i would be able to deal with this but I cant even enter the bios to change boot options (which were set to flash, cd, HD). Before I fiddled with my laptop I had the options on the Fujitsu load up screen to enter BIOS/change boot options etc not anymore. I hope someone can shed some light on this matter.

Cheers

Jason

A:Laptop wont boot + Cant access bios after changes

remove the bios battery if you can get to it.
on my laptop it is located when i take off the hard drive cover on the bottom.
If yours is not check the other covers by unscrewing them.
The battery is a small circular battery like a watch battery.
Leave the bios battery, and notebook battery out, for about 5 minutes, and dont forget to remove the charger plug too.

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After just fixing a laptop from my neightbour, all of a sudden my own pc isn't working at all.

There was a big(?) Windows 7 update and I clicked on rebooting. The pc never booted. The screen was staying black, led monitor was orange, nothing. No startup beebs, nothing.
Fans are working though, MB led is green.

I manually restarted the pc several times but I can't even access Bios. NumLock key on the keyboard isn't responding either! I guess a corrupted BIOS?

My system:
Asus P7H55-M/USB3
iCore 3 1156 530
6GB DDR Memory
Crucial SSD M500 240GB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Geforce EN210

Any help is appreciated!
 

A:After Windows 7 update, no boot, can't access Bios

Can you clear the bios by pulling the button battery and then try booting? Some motherboards have dual-bios and you can restore a back up bios if you are lucky
 

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I can't access BIOS in dual Vista/ubuntu boot configuration. There is no response from the keyboard during bootup on my dell inspiron E1705 laptop. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: BIOS ACCESS for dual boot

I figured out I needed to press F12 key immediately upon pressing the power button to boot up the laptop for vista.
 

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Hi
I have Toshiba Satellite A505 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Original
And am using truecrypt to encrypt the system (it was working fine for few weeks)
my system was running fine untill i got BSOD with Error: BAD_POOL_CALLER
and upon reboot i ended up with a frozen boot screen with no access to the bios or any of the possible boot devices.
i couldn't go beyond the initial logo screen, pressing F2 (to go into the bios options) did not work. the only keys that worked were ctrl-alt-del to reboot the hardware which would again bring me back to the same screen. i could not even open the cd player in order to try booting the truecrypt repair disk. everything was frozen !
anyway after trying many things i find out that the problem was from the hdd and if i remove it i can access the bios and after searching forums i find that changing the 'sata mode' option in bios which was set to "ahci" to "ide" allowed the booting process to proceed beyond the sticking point until i finally got to my truecrypt password prompt
now someone told me that i have to follow the steps in this link
Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive&#58; &#34;STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE&#34;
to be able to choose "ahci" again and boot normally
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A:After Win7 BSOD i cant access bios or boot the system

It appears that truecrypt caused the crash. I don't use encryption software, so I can't recommend any solutions (other than getting rid of the encryption software).

Also, please remove or update these older drivers that were loaded at the time of the crash. Don't use Windows Update or the Update drivers function of Device Manager.
Please use the following instructions to locate the most currently available drivers to replace the one's that you uninstall OR remove:





Quote:
How To Find Drivers:
- I have listed links to most of the drivers in the code box below. Please use the links there to see what info I've found about those drivers.
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.


- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: http://www.carrona.org/drvrdown.html

Here's the older drivers (You can look them up here: Driver Reference ).
Please pay particular attention to any dated 2008 or earlier:

Code:
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I was dual booting Windows 8.1 Update and Ubnutu 14.04 From the windows disk manager I deleted all Ubuntu partitions and rebooted my notebook. I was immediatlly present with the grub rescue promt. Normally this is a quick and easy fix, by booting a windows USB/CD and repairing the windows MBR.  My problem is I can't access the bios or the boot menu to change the boot order. Nothing I've tried has let me get into the bios to set my USB stick as the first boot option.  Using the small recovery key button on the side of the notebook which normally boots the notebook to the screen where you can choose which drive to boot does the same as the power button. There is no bios flash screen or abililty to press any keys before getting to the grub screen.  I've drained the battery and left over night hoping this would reset the state it seems to be stuck in but that also did nothing.  Here is a short video showing what happens when I boot the notebook http://youtu.be/2FpC2Deuawk   

A:U300s: Cannot access BIOS to change boot order

peavers wrote:I was dual booting Windows 8.1 Update and Ubnutu 14.04 From the windows disk manager I deleted all Ubuntu partitions and rebooted my notebook. I was immediatlly present with the grub rescue promt. Normally this is a quick and easy fix, by booting a windows USB/CD and repairing the windows MBR.  My problem is I can't access the bios or the boot menu to change the boot order. Nothing I've tried has let me get into the bios to set my USB stick as the first boot option.  Using the small recovery key button on the side of the notebook which normally boots the notebook to the screen where you can choose which drive to boot does the same as the power button. There is no bios flash screen or abililty to press any keys before getting to the grub screen.  I've drained the battery and left over night hoping this would reset the state it seems to be stuck in but that also did nothing.  Here is a short video showing what happens when I boot the notebook http://youtu.be/2FpC2Deuawk   I think the problem is in deleting Ubuntu. According to this video after the deletion of the Ubuntu partitions they must be combined back to the Windows partition.

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Hello, I can't access to the boot menu to repair the problem : bootmgr is missingWith my Lenovo G500So i tried to boot or enter bios with F1 key, F2, F3, .... F12, i tryed all F keys, with FN and witout, i tried also with an external USB Keyboard, same problemI also tried to remove then replace the hard drive, remove and replace a battery ... I tried too with the novo bouton , it dosnt work  

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I have a Dell Inspiron 570, with Win 7 Home Premium (SP1). I cannot access BIOS, Boot Menu, Safe Mode upon startup. I have tried using F2, F8, F12 numerous times and I have downloaded the latest BIOS update. I have read that I can remove the HDD and force the system into BIOS. I would like to not do that if possible. I appreciate you taking the time to look at my problem. Thanks.

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Greetings everyone, I encountered something that never happened before and need some advice.

A few days ago strange lines started appearing on my computer screen. It has progressed and I could barely see anything.

Then monitor kept going into "power saver" mode and back when I booted Windows in normal mode. I booted Windows in "safe mode". Monitor wasn't shutting off anymore but the screen was barely readable.

I managed to save my data on external drive. I put in my Windows installation disk and restarted computer wanting to format the hard disk and reinstall Windows.

When I would restart I would see black screen and hear DVD drive spinning but nothing was happening. Now when I restart I see this
This screen just stands there. I cannot access the BIOS, load Windows or boot from CD/DVD. All 3 fans in my comp work fine when computer is on.
I tried removing this battery and putting it back later but it didn't help.
My computer has 2 gigs RAM, runs Win XP Professional SP2 and this is my motherboard
At this point I have no idea what to do or even what caused this.
I was hoping to format and reinstall Windows but I'm unable to boot.
I would be thankful for any advice at all.

atai
 

A:Weird lines on screen, can't boot or access BIOS

Dear atai,
Intel started shipping their 1.8 Ghz Atoms only from the 21st of this month,that's hardly a week! Since when did your whole prob. start? We "may" think of a Hardware conflict, because the motherboard in your CPU is not Intel! Food for thought!
 

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I am trying to help with a HDD failure on a U940. The laptop does still work an the failure was (almost certainly) just the HDD.

I have a new HDD in place but I am unable to access BIOS, and the machine obviously wont boot. Just a black screen while the computer tries to do something..
F2 then power on doesn't workF12 then power on doesn't workESC then power on doesn't workTaking the battery out hasn't workedTaking the battery and power cord out and discharging by holding power button down for 60+ seconds hasn't worked.
I can't get at the BIOS. I believe the machine was relying on the Intel hybrid drive stuff using the SDD in RAID before, and that fast book was enabled. Obviously I am unable to clean shut down the machine any more since I can't boot it back up with the old disk.

What I really want to do is reset the whole thing. Get rid of any of the RAID stuff and put Windows back on the new HDD. Any ideas how I can get into the BIOS to get around any of the RAID or FastBoot stuff?

A:Satellite U940 - Cannot boot or access BIOS settings

Originally Posted by devondan


I am trying to help with a HDD failure on a U940. The laptop does still work an the failure was (almost certainly) just the HDD.

I have a new HDD in place but I am unable to access BIOS, and the machine obviously wont boot. Just a black screen while the computer tries to do something..
F2 then power on doesn't workF12 then power on doesn't workESC then power on doesn't workTaking the battery out hasn't workedTaking the battery and power cord out and discharging by holding power button down for 60+ seconds hasn't worked.
I can't get at the BIOS. I believe the machine was relying on the Intel hybrid drive stuff using the SDD in RAID before, and that fast book was enabled. Obviously I am unable to clean shut down the machine any more since I can't boot it back up with the old disk.

What I really want to do is reset the whole thing. Get rid of any of the RAID stuff and put Windows back on the new HDD. Any ideas how I can get into the BIOS to get around any of the RAID or FastBoot stuff?



Is there any way to disable Hybrid Sleep physically? Removing the CMOS battery? Replace memory? I can't do it from software or access the BIOS and I'm wondering if it is this that is preventing a clean boot.

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My computer boots, showing message "F2 for setup, F12 for boot selection", but actual pressing F2 or F12 do nothing.I tried to connect external usb keyboard - no effect.Sometimes it saying about keyboard stuck if i press too active but still do not go to setup screen. It is able to boot from hdd but i need to boot sometimes from usb or dvd and can not access this feature.Recent win10 installation may be related to problem but it happens with both win10 or win7 on hdd, or even with hdd removed. Without hdd it just loop on network boot attempts. No passwords were installed. Is there any reset for bios memory, or can flashing bios help? And is it possible to flash bios for this model?

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I posted this in the Windows 8 section as I thought it was a problem with such. However, I believe the Ransomware has a lot to do with the problem. So here is the issue:
 
Mother Board: Gigabyte 3.2GHZ
HDD: SATA 1 TB
OS: Windows 8.1
 
Problem: When the computer is powered on it boots normally. However, all function keys or cmd keys to get into BIOS (F2), BOOT Menu (F8), Set up menu (F12) are disabled.
 
Possible Cause: Ransomware, I know for a fact my son installed a .exe file that put ransomware on his computer due to the HDD being locked and inaccessible. Also, when logging into his user he is prompted with the ransom log on by GoTLINKS.
 
Attempted Fixes: I've tried removing the HDD cables and booting in hopes of getting forced into the boot menu. However, no drives are detected and I am prompted to insert the OS Disk and hitting ENTER. Upon doing so all KBoard keys are disabled and computer must be restarted. At this point the computer will boot from the OS Disk and allow for a install of windows or windows repair. Upon trying to reinstall the OS (after plugging the HDD back in) the OS Key states it is not retrievable, even though it is on the tower of his desktop. This happens after the key is inserted. (The key has been registered prior to this all happening). When going into windows repair from the disk I am given 3 options. System Refresh, System Reset, and Advanced Options.
 
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A:Unable to access BIOS, Boot Menu, or anything else!!! Ransomware!!

Update: I am putting Ubuntu onto a dvd and trying it that way. I will let you know the outcome. Any other suggestions while I am in this process are welcome as well.

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Hi!

I'm not sure if this is a hardware problem or OS. Laptop: Lenovo U410, Windows 8.
So, first of all, it takes 50 seconds - up to a few minutes to boot up. Then, laptop doesn't sleep (it turns off the screen but the rest stays on). On top of that, I can't access the BIOS - it just loads OS. I was trying to access UEFI but same situation.
Computer DOES detect SSD - it's a 750GB + 24GB SSD hybrid (at least, Intel's Rapid Storage shows SSD (0GB) disk). And lastly, after booting up, I get a notification that Rapid Start is not enabled.

I wanted to update BIOS, but there are no updates on Lenovo's page. I found a reset in settings that would bring back factory settings - maybe that would be somewhat helpful?

It was refurbished, I just got it so I'll be probably returning it if there's no easy fix.

Thank you!

A:No BIOS access, no sleep and terrible boot time

Probably better off returning it.

Then go somewhere else to buy another.

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I recently lost connection to my pc running Plex, turns out Windows made the decision to upgrade to 10 for me. It stopped halfway through, 'unable to complete', attemped several times to restore it to Windows 8.1, and failed. I tried a USB recovery disk, and now when I power on my PC, I get the Samsung logo (normal), and a bar accross the bottom that says 'f2 for setup, f4 for recovery', along with a logo that says 'Phoenix'. If I press buttons, it goes into recovery, regardless of which button I push. If I press no buttons, it goes into recovery. I had the recovery app (which appears to not be a Microsoft product, but I have no way to find out, there's no help or about) reinstall Windows 8, but alas, it continues to do the same loop and put me back into recovery (this happens even if I remove the USB disk and turn the PC on). I've also unplugged everything and left the CMOS battery out for a couple of hours, same issue. I'm at a total loss here. I can SEE files in the recovery app, so I know the hard drive isn't toast, but...how the heck do I get into my BIOS or into Windows? I BELIEVE the issue could be a setting in the BIOS, I did try a trick that a forum mentioned, which was to set the boot away from UEFI, but now I can't get back to change it.

A:Windows 8.1 not letting me access bios, boot, or repair

If you are looking to recover your data before a clean install of Windows 8.1 use a live linux disk or USB flash drive to recover your data.
 
A Samsung's boot menu can be accessed by tapping either Esc, F12, or F2 at boot in order to select your boot device.
 
Download Fatdog64, burn the iso to CD or use Rufus to create a bootable USB flash drive. Select MBR for a partition scheme. Leave all boxes as checked. Where you see FreeDos select iso image in the dropdown box. Click the icon and browse to the FatDog iso. Press start. If Windows 8 had hybrid shutdown it's possible Fatdog will not be able to mount your windows partition which will be labeled sdaX in the lower left of the FatDog desktop, X being the number of your Windows partition which on a Windows 8 computer may be sda3. If Fatdog cannot mount the partition then you may need to attach the drive to another computer using a USB enclosure or USB adapter. If you login to your Windows 8 using a Windows Live account the files may be encrypted.
 
If you get to the FatDog desktop by tapping one of the bootmenu keys post back and I can give further instructions on copying your files to an external drive. After the files are copied you can do a clean Windows 8.1 install using the Windows 8.1 Media Creation Tool. Because your computer came preinstalled with Windows 8 the key is embedded in firmware will self-activate once oneline.

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Hello Mates,

My Asus G75VW was offline for 2 weeks and when it came back on there were 8 Windows updates to be done. Picked some of them>restart. There was this typical ~configuring~ message that went for 20 min or so. I thought it's frozen so I rebooted it manually. And than... nothing. Black screen. I can't access BIOS, Windows wont start either.

I tried generic reset with holding the power button but it failed.
I tried to boot from repair disk- nothing.

Any ideas?
 

A:Won't boot and access BIOS after crashed Windows 7 Update

Sounds like the laptops bios is corrupt. You could try and remove the battery and then push the power button for 30 seconds, then replace the battery and try to power up again
 

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Hi. I have a lenovo y50 running windows 10. It did some automatic update, shut down and when I powered it up again, I got the update being prepared screen then after a while it rebooted and was stuck on the lenovo logo for a long time. I force shut it down and again it froze on the lenovo screen. After powering  it up again, i got a bsod and it again rebooted. Now,  when i power it on i dont get anything on the screen, its totally blank with the leds powering up and also the keyboard backlighting. Any help guys? 

A:Lenovo y50 wont boot. Can't access bios, blank scr...

Hi nikar15 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would you have the machine number? Check on the machine number from the sticker or check it from here ,just keep your serial number confidential.
Was it previously on Win8.1 ? Did you manage to create a recovery media ?
 
It would have to power drain the machine by removing the charger , battery and harddrive and to press and hold down the power for 12 seconds. 
 
Without the harddrive and battery , try going to the BIOS by FN + F2 or use the Novo button to start. If you manage to get the BIOS set up screen , go to the Exit Tab and load optimal defaults and save and exit. Turn off and put back the battery and harddrive and check.
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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Hi

I just got a 2500 Server with 1G RAM and 6 9.1 Gb drives. However, it was wiped before I got it. I'm trynig to get it to boot so that I can install a server, but nothing seems to work right. Can't access BIOS, having trouble reading from disk drive, got part way through 2000 Server install and then wouldn't recognize CD.

Any thoughts. Any idea how to get into BIOS?

Please help.

John
 

A:Proliant Server 2500 Will Not Boot, Can't Access BIOS

To get into the BIOS, you need to press DELETE usually. Some motheboards need F1, F2, F8 or F10.
Just read the messages during the POST.
Check any jumper settings, which might be conflicting, like FSB / CPU multiplier.
You might also need loading a SCSI / RAID driver during windows setup.

Try checking drives / RAM / CPUs / for errors with some diagnostic disks like Hiren's Boot CD.
 

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I have a AMD64 3500 CPU
512MB DDR Ram
Geforce 6800GT
420W PSu
However my pc recently would not boot. As this is my second day of owning it i am somewhat perplexed. The hdd and dvd drives spin the power led lights and so does the HDD access led yet nothing happens and my monitor registers no signal. I have reset the CMOS and still get the same problem.
The HDD led remains constantly lit as if the mobo is trying to constantly accessing the hard drive.

Any advise would be much appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Pc wont boot into bios or OS HDD access led remains on constantly

exact same problem

I am having the exact same problem with a new computer.

Specs:

AMD64 3500
2GB RAM
ATI Radeon video card (but also tried an older ASUS GeForce)
 

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I have an hp g72 and I encrypted my hard drive with truecrypt and I am unable to to anything with my computer now for the most part. In truecrypt setup i chose to not encrypt the startup files (I ask asked if i wanted to encrypt them and it said some computers need theses to be unencryted and some work fine without). If the HDD is plugged in, I cant do anything at all. I tried to get into bios and it recognizes that i press the key by saying something along the lines of "press f10 to enter bios" where it had said "press esc for options", then it goes to a black screen where I can not type. When I remove the HDD I can acces bios and I changed the startup delay to 5 sec (to possibly give me more time to enter bios) and i changed boot order to boot from cd (my truecrypt recovery cd) but neither helped. Now my computer will boot from the cd if there is no HDD but I have the same problem when I put the HDD back in. I have also cleared the CMOS by removing the battery for 5 min. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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We're having a problem getting access to the BIOS (F10), Boot Menu (F9), etc from a new Elite X2 1012 G1. We deployed our Windows 10 image to it and now we're unable to access anything. We upgraded the BIOS from 1.14 to 1.16 but that hasn't fixed the issue. The tablet boots in to Windows everytime, happily ignoring our attempts to press F10 or F9. Anyone run into this before? We've got over 200 of these on their way in and it's going to be a nightmare if we can't fix this.

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Have a Lenovo H420 desktop that was upgraded about 2 months ago. We backed up everything and want to reinstall Windows 7.

But I can find no way to get into the Setup screen. I've gone to Settings, Update & Security, Advanced Startup and Restart Now. But I have no option to Use a Device. If I choose Troubleshoot then Advanced Options, the subsequent screen has no option for UEFI Firmware Settings.

I've disabled Fast Boot through Power Options in the Control Panel, then tried F2 and the Delete key when starting. Nothing...

The fact that I can't do something that was so easy in Windows 7 is enough reason in itself to remove 10. Throw in the fact that the scanner part of my printer no longer works is just icing on the cake. I have the Windows 7 disk. I just can't figure out how to use it.

A:After Upgrade Can't Access BIOS to Change Boot Order for W7 Reinstall

According to the mamual:






2.3 System Setup

System Setup configures the network configuration for the Lenovo Rescue
System to ensure your Rescue System can connect to internet. In addition, System
Setup sets and manages all passwords for the Lenovo Rescue system.

2.3.1 Launch
Repeatedly press and release the F2 key when turning on the computer until the
Lenovo Rescue System open, then select System Setup.

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Hi, I have a HP Pavilion 15 n204tx Notebook with Windows 8.1 running. Now I would like to install a SSD by replacing the optical drive. I am not an expert and I did some digging. I heard that before I install Windows to the new SSD, I should change settings in BIOS to AHCI concerning my hard drive. My Problem now is that I can't find it in BIOS. Where can it be found and maybe changed? Is it really needed to change BIOS mode? What are my alternate choices?

A:UEFI BIOS Access, Changing Boot Drive Order To SSD

Hi, No, you can't do that. You have to swap SSD and HDD. Put old HDD to the caddy. Regards.

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Ok so i have 2 months lenovo ideapad z580 laptop..i am unable to access UEFI BIOS menu and boot menu anymore these were the steps i tried with my laptop
1)i have windows 8.1 tried going to pc settings and selected uefi settings on restart But the problem still persist the laptop is just doing normal windows 8 boot
2)tried pressing/hitting F1,F2,F12,DEL keys
3)i have also used lenovo one key recovery button there it showed "bios setup" when i selected it and hit enter it is just doing normal windows 8 boot still i can't access uefi bios
4)tried updating BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model
5)tried resetting Laptop by removing battery and ac adapter and pressing and holding power button for 30 seconds but still no use i can't access BIOS yet
6)i tried removing the internal hard drive Out of the laptop and this time one starnage thing happened " before with internal hard drive i used to get lenovo splash screen when turning ON but after removing hard drive and when i try to access bios i can't see the lenovo splash screen at all" still i can't access BIOS!!!
7)i even have tried holding down Shift key, letter B when starting up the laptop but still didn't work
seems like windows 8.1 makes changes to BIOS?
please anybody help me with this particular issue....thanks

A:can't access UEFI BIOS and BOOT menu on my lenovo z580

I own a Lenovo G700, and I have heard that Shift + F2 will get you into the BIOS. It might work if all else fails. You can also call Lenovo support or search around a bit more. But in my case I have to use the hardware OneKey Recovery button to access it.

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I have an Old/Great HP D531 Desktop that I did two things at same time, now no boot up and can't access bios for setup changes.

1) Changed bios battery;
2) added power to USB 3.0 PCI controller card that had been installed month earlier;
3) Now boots to HP logo and nothing;
4) USB keyboard not getting power so F2, F8, F12, ESC do not work;
5) Years ago added a 500gb harddrive [SATA3] with three partitions (J,K,M);
6) Computer was upgraded years ago from VISTA 64 on original C drive [SATA0] to Win7 64 on new drive partition J;
7) At times the attached file info appears which maybe of help.

Any non-sarcastic advice is much appreciated since on SS and can't afford another PC.

A:Changed BIOS Battery, Can't Boot/Access Setup; However USB Keyboard OK

Hope you installed USB3 drivers, coz there arn't any in W7.

Roy

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I have an hp g72 and I encrypted my hard drive with truecrypt and I am unable to to anything with my computer now for the most part. In truecrypt setup i chose to not encrypt the startup files (I ask asked if i wanted to encrypt them and it said some computers need theses to be unencryted and some work fine without). If the HDD is plugged in, I cant do anything at all. I tried to get into bios and it recognizes that i press the key by saying something along the lines of "press f10 to enter bios" where it had said "press esc for options", then it goes to a black screen where I can not type. When I remove the HDD I can access bios and I changed the startup delay to 5 sec (to possibly give me more time to enter bios) and i changed boot order to boot from cd (my truecrypt recovery cd) but neither helped. Now my computer will boot from the cd if there is no HDD but I have the same problem when I put the HDD back in. I have also cleared the CMOS by removing the battery for 5 min. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Computer wont boot or access bios with HDD attached after encryption

It seems very odd that a hard drive would prevent the BIOS from operating in the way you mention. It does sound like an error has occurred with truecrypt and the boot loader section has been damaged.

I suggest you read through the truecrypt rescue instructions and see if you can restore the drive.

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BOUGHT THIS ENVY 14 BEATS EDITION FROM A FRIEND AND IT WORKED FINE FOR TWO DAYS. LEFT HOME FOR TWO WEEKS AND WHEN I GOT HOME THE ENVY WOULDENT BOOT , GAVE NO ERROR CODES , NOTHING!!! ALL I SEE IS A BLUE SCREEN. NO NEW HARDWARE NO NEW SOFTWARE, JUST THE BLUE SCREEN......

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Hello!

I just bought an Tecra S3 Laptop from ebay.
I turned it on an it says "NTLDR Missing". Okay i thing the guy who sold it cleared his data from the harddisk, no problem i will install a new Windows XP.
But... now the problem.
When the Laptop iss starting up, i hold down "ESC", then press "F1" for BIOS.
Everything fine.
But i can`t go onto Page 2 of the BIOS. PGUP/PGDOWN didn`t work. I also tried it with an external keyboard.
I read the Manual (PDF) wich says "Hit F12 to go to Bootdevice Selection".
But this also din`t work.
When the laptop starts it show only for half a second the Toshiba screen, even when i hit F12.

What can i do to make the laptop boot from CD/DVD? Or how can i get into the bootscreen or BIOS Page 2?

Greetings from Germany,
Holger

A:Tecra S3 - can`t access BIOS Setup Page 2 / can`t chance boot device

Start notebook and press F12 to enter boot menu.
Chose CD/DVD drive and press ENTER.

Optical disc drive will be used as first bootable device.

You can also try with C button.

Put bootable disc into disc drive, start your notebook and press C key several times. This will force ODD to be first bootable device.

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I created this account because a) I find this forum very useful and b) this specific problem.

My boss' laptop needed fixing. Its a Sony Vaio (VPCEE21FX). I boot it on and after post I get the 'Operating System not found' message. So I grab my handy dandy windows 7 disk. Boot it from that and get the installation going. It was on the "Expanding Files" part. Now at the same time I was restoring an old xp machine so my eyes weren't glued to the laptop's screen. I looked over and the laptop was off! I checked the power cord it was plugged and everything. I booted it back up and I get 'BOOTMgR is missing press ctrl alt dlt to restart'. I can't access bios or boot menu. I've been restarting it while press f1 f8 f12 and Del, as those are the known keys, but nothing. What do I do? Please help me and thanks in advanced.

A:Bootmgr missing need help clean install can't access bios or boot sele

First of all, try booting your PC again with all removable media disconnected(eg. USB thumb drives, firewire, e-sata devices.). The only media in the laptop should be the Windows Installation disk. Try booting again.

If you get your computer to boot press F8 at boot. Select the "repair your computer" option at the top of the Advanced Boot Options menu. Now you'll be given a list of options (the first one being "Startup Repair"). Select the "Command Prompt" option and type the following in command prompt: (note these options can be found on the Windows Installation disc as well, just select "repair" when booting from the cd)
bootrec/fixboot
After you ran this command(above), run "bootrec/fixmbr" without the quotation marks.
Wait for it to finish and restart your computer and try to install windows again like you usually do. Those commands fix your boot partition's active boot sector as well as the master boot record for the boot partition respectively.

It sounds like your hard drive do not have an active boot primary partition.
Try it and let me know. Fixing the bootmgr is another thing that goes after the fixboot and fixmbr issues.

NOTE: If you do get into the "System Recovery Options" menu (Either from selecting "repair" from the windows installation media OR by pressing f8 at boot and selecting "repair your computer") but you couldn't get the commands to work in command prompt(bootrec/fixbo... Read more

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Sorry if this is in the wrong subforum.

A few months ago I built a new computer. Had no issues with it until now. I recently decided I wanted to setup multiple monitors and needed to move my tower to make more room. I unplugged all the external cables, moved the tower and plugged them back in. It booted absolutely fine yesterday after I moved it and I didn't do very much with it (small bit of gaming, watching some videos and web browsing).

Today when I turned it on the PC will display the MSI Motherboard screen (with the press F11 or Delete prompt) before cutting to the "Restart and select proper boot device" error.

Specs are as follows (to the best of my knowledge):
MSI Z87-643 Gaming Motherboard
GTX-760 Nvidia MSI Graphics Card
16GB RAM
i5 4670K Processor

2x 1TB Hard Drives
1x 128GB SSD (This has the OS and a few programs (just Office and Adobe CS6))

OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
So far I've checked some of the internal cables, they all seem to be connected securely and the PC worked fine yesterday and hasn't been moved since. I've tried unplugging all my peripherals (also have a 4TB external HD) but that doesn't help.

Furthermore I am UNABLE to access the BIOS. Not sure what is going on but when I boot the PC the lights on my keyboard flash on momentarily before cutting out. If I remove the USB and replace it so that it is almost fully in the socket then the lights stay on but in neither case does the keyboard have any functionality. So I can't acce... Read more

A:Restart and select proper boot device error (no access to BIOS)

Try another method to Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS. You need to be able to enter BIOS setup to check if HD is detected and work through the other steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

But it sounds like it could be a mobo problem. As a last resort try another blank HD, or wipe with Diskpart Clean Command to see if Win7 installation media will autostart as it should, Clean Install Windows 7 to see how that goes.

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Hello!

I just bought an Tecra S3 Laptop from ebay.
I turned it on an it says "NTLDR Missing". Okay i thing the guy who sold it cleared his data from the harddisk, no problem i will install a new Windows XP.
But... now the problem.
When the Laptop iss starting up, i hold down "ESC", then press "F1" for BIOS.
Everything fine.
But i can`t go onto Page 2 of the BIOS. PGUP/PGDOWN didn`t work. I also tried it with an external keyboard.
I read the Manual (PDF) wich says "Hit F12 to go to Bootdevice Selection".
But this also din`t work.
When the laptop starts it show only for half a second the Toshiba screen, even when i hit F12.

What can i do to make the laptop boot from CD/DVD? Or how can i get into the bootscreen or BIOS Page 2?

Greetings from Germany,
Holger

A:Re: Tecra S3 - can`t access BIOS Setup Page 2 / can`t chance boot device

Start notebook and press F12 to enter boot menu.
Chose CD/DVD drive and press ENTER.

Optical disc drive will be used as first bootable device.

You can also try with C button.

Put bootable disc into disc drive, start your notebook and press C key several times. This will force ODD to be first bootable device.

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I need to upgrade my BIOS, I do not have any windows installed. HP did install Linux on some laptops, is there a program for Linux to do BIOS upgrades? If not what are the chips used for the flash bios, then perhaps flashrom.org can be of help? Thks, Larry 

A:BIOS upgrade on Ubuntu

Hello @ L6Griffin, Welcome to the HP Forums! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. Thank you for posting. I have read your post, and I understand that you want to upgrade you BIOS with the Linux system. I am happy to assist you with that. HP does not support Linux system, but here is a link may help you:HP Notebook PCs - Frequently Asked Questions About Linux (FAQs) And the chips are generally on a Flash EEPROM, on the motherboard. For the notebook computers, HP does not have a page on the specific boards giving information about those chips. Best of luck, To say "thank you", click on the "thumb up".  

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Hi everyone, I have an issue since some years that I have never succeeded to understand on what it depends I have a computer assembled by me with these features:
Processor: Intel i73770
Motherboard: asus P8z77-v deluxe
Ram: 32 GB, corsair CMz32GX3M4X1866C10
GPU: Gainward geforce 680
When I have assembled this pc for some months both windows and ubuntu they was reading 32 GB of ram fully. After some months suddenly it reads 16 GB of ram, from bios also if the rams are 1866 mhz I can take them only maximum to 1600 mhz. I can't understand why I have this issue and how to solve it. I attach to this conversation some screen of cpuz and windows properties.
Thank you for helping

A:32 GB of ram, only 16 is read by bios, windows and ubuntu

Clear your bios and if that doesn't work try each stick individually. Currently your RAM is only running at 1333. For 1866 you need to use XMP profile.

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Hi everyone, I have an issue since some years that I have never succeeded to understand on what it depends I have a computer assembled by me with these features: Processor: Intel i73770 Motherboard: asus P8z77-v deluxeRam: 32 GB, corsair CMz32GX3M4X1866C10GPU: Gainward geforce 680 When I have assembled this pc for some months both windows and ubuntu they was reading 32 GB of ram fully. After some months suddenly it reads 16 GB of ram, from bios also if the rams are 1866 mhz I can take them only maximum to 1600 mhz. I can't understand why I have this issue and how to solve it. I attach to this conversation some screen of cpuz and windows properties.Thank you for helping

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Hi, I understand that there is a bug in the v1.25 Insydeh20 BIOS which effects serveral laptop models including the Aspire F5-571 which stops the installation of Linux distributions. There are older versions of the BIOS available for other models (E5-573G) which rectify the problem, but none available for the F5-571. My question is: Would the bios software for the E5-573G the same as the BIOS for the F5-571. Thanks Regards 

A:BIOS, F5-571, UEFI, Linux / Ubuntu

It happens the same to me, with exactly the same model too. I'm desperate...

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Ok so I'm having a major issue with my new laptop.

Acer V5-571-6806 Win 8

I wanted to install windows 7 on a second partition. So I'll go through what I did and what is messed up.

I created a new partition in Windows 8. Inserted disc and attempted to do a custom install. Got error because of the secure boot stuff on Windows 8 machines. I was able to access the bios here. I changed the bios to Legacy bios and turned off secure boot.

Well, that was a mistake. I already had issues entering the bios before and this just created a huge issue I think.

So I inserted the windows 7 install disc again, it booted on its own from the disc. I was unable to install win 7 because of GPT partition.

So then I just wanted to boot windows 8 again. Took out disc and rebooted laptop.

Now every time I get

PXE-M0F: EXITING PXE ROM

Then a black screen that says Operating System not Found

So far I am assuming it is stuck trying to boot from the disc.

Once I insert the Win 7 install disc it boots and goes through the normal install process.

On post it says press F2 for bios and F12 for boot menu.

Neither of these do anything. I tried other F keys, exc, del, etc. nothing. Sometimes a beep, but I cant get into bios or anything.

I also tried an external keyboard, nothing.

I am burning a win 8 recovery disc on another pc right now. Will this help me out?

Is there a way to reset my bios manually similar to a desktop motherboard?

A:Windows 8 laptop Acer V5-571-6806 Stuck trying to boot Disc Drive, cant access bios

Hello MrOldboy and welcome to TSF,

Are you having issues accessing the BIOS?

The first thing you need to do is enter the BIOS and reset it to defaults. GPT requires the UEFI firmware interface, and Legacy support could result in boot failure.

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6000 (Vista 32bit Home Edition) that has suddenly stopped fully booting. When the power button is pressed, the appropriate keyboard/disk lights come on and the fan starts. A black screen appears and then 5-7 seconds later it shuts down and restarts. There is NO mouse cursor or blinking line in the top-left corner as some of the other forums have described - just completely black and the computer continuously restarts.

I am unable to access the BIOS or any other system options at the startup. F10, F8, F2, the ESC key, etc all do NOT work. Although, the interesting thing is that F10 and the ESC keys are the only ones that allow the computer to stay running for longer than 5-7 seconds. When these keys are pressed at the startup, the empty black screen stays "lit" and the computer stays on (no restart). The fan increases in speed (high) after a few minutes, slows down again, and this process is repeated. A hard/forced shutdown is needed to turn the computer off.

I cannot change the boot order since I'm unable to access the BIOS. Thus, my recovery disks won't work. I feel completely stuck here. ANY help or advise is greatly appreciated - particularly concerning a way to change the boot order in this situation.

A:Vista fails to fully boot, restarts, black screen, unable to access bios

The fact that the F10 and ESC keys leave it going for a bit extra tells me this is fixable.
The F10 button allows you to enter the setup facility.
The ESC button is used to change the boot order.
There is also an F12 option for your laptop.

I have located the service manual, have a look at 2.3 Troubleshooting flowcharts.
If you require any more help let us know.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01035677.pdf

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Dell D 800 Laptop running XP SP2
Internal AND external Keyboards and Mouse NOT working after boot to XP. Can't enter cntrl/Alt/Del or anything to log in. Keyboard DOES work in Bios mode but is lost as soon as xp is loaded. Does NOT work in SAFE mode either because can't log in..(no Cntrl/Alt Del)

I've tried repair and reinstall of xp but still does not recognize any keystrokes after boot to xp.

Help!
 

A:Solved: Keyboard and Mouse Access DEAD after boot to XP on Dell D800 laptop. BIOS wor

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Hi all,Yesterday night I upgraded my BIOS setting.After that I am unable to login the Ubuntu i.e. it was showing password is incorrect(infinite log-in loop).Even I tried to login grub also but that one also asking username,password. It would be great for your assistence.Thanks in advanced.

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Hello,I am able to see/download Z510 BIOS files for Windods 7, 8 and 10 operating systems from Lenovo support site. I formated my drive and installed Ubuntu(16.4), any idea where I can find Z510 BIOS for Ubuntu/Linux operating system? thank you,EPanosian 

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Hi a couple of months ago my system crashed, windows 7 wouldnt boot, and I misplaced my installation disk. I had the problems several times since obtaining the computer several years ago. (Lenovo IDeaPad y450). I attributed the problem to what I believed was a bad hard disk, so I replaced it with a refurbished model.
I installed Ubungu 13.10, and it worked well ever since. I later located my win 7 disk and created a dual boot. Windows worked very well for several months until it stopped starting up last week. It would get to the black windows screen, where it says starting, and usually get stuck there. I would get fed up and turn it off after half an hour. Once it was as the screen and it later started the checkdisk program and found no errors. Another time it finally got into windows after a very long loading time, and it seemed to work fine, until the next time I restarted windows. It just went back to the loading windows screen.
I formatted the windows partition through GParted in Ubuntu, and tried the installation disk, and it would get stuck at 0% in the "expanding files" sequence. After an hour of hoping something would happen I got fed up and forced it off again.
Not sure what to do from this point. I have read other posts and it has led me to think that the issue could possibly be bad RAM or an issue with BIOS. But, Ubuntu has been working fine, while Windows has simply been freezing at any attempt of a startup.

A:Win 7 , Ubuntu dual boot, windows wont boot, startup disk doesnt help

It could be that the HDD has a bad sector in the Windows partition, or that the drive is actually failing. If there is a utility in Linux that tests memory, I would run it.

You could also use Memtest86+. It runs from a CD/DVD. Let it run for several passes to rule out bad RAM.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

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Just curious, but is there option for me to enable uefi boot of my Windows 10 Professional installation on my HP xw6600 dual quad core E5450 machine which holds two Samsung 850 Pro SSD's, one for Windows 10 and the other completely for Ubuntu LTS 16.04.When possible,  how to go about it. How do I enable this option. Yours truly, 

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I wanted to set up Ubuntu on my computer, and followed the instructions in the first answer to this thread: dual boot - How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7/8 - Ask Ubuntu

As instructed, I created a logical partition using EaseUS software. I did this on my H:/ drive, a hard disk drive (whereas Windows 7 was installed on C:, and SSD).

After a mandatory reboot for the new partition changes, I did not immediately go to install Ubuntu, although I had Live USB to do so. Instead, if I remember properly, I booted into Windows to make sure everything was OK, but only to find out that some "Windows could not boot properly", giving me the option to 'Launch Startup Repair' - which I did, but to no avail. All it did was reported that some 2 system files were missing or corrupt.

I then installed Ubuntu on a third drive because I still needed it to perform some benchmarking. I did this using the 'install alongside windows 7' option.
But now that I don't need Ubuntu anymore, all I am interested in is getting back to Windows, while keeping all the files and programs intact.

How should I go about fixing this? Delete the logical partition on the other drive? I also have that Windows installation CD, and I'm thinking its repair options could be useful - but not having a whole lot of self-confidence, I don't know what steps exactly to take to preserve my files.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Edit 1: I booted from the Windows installation disk just to see the options avail... Read more

A:Wanted to Dual Boot Win7 and Ubuntu - Windows Won't Boot Anymore

Hi I Am User,

Upon inserting the Windows installation disk you should be able to install a new Windows and be able to select Upgrade and it should create the Windows.old folder on the new Windows.

Cheers
Boris

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After deleting the partition on which Ubuntu was installed and enlarging the windows partition to fill the old space at the same time( stupid I know), I am unable to boot to Windows 7. All I see is a command line message that says Unknown File System and on the next line says Grub Rescue> with the option to input commands. After looking at this forum and Ubuntu forums I'm still unable to resolve the issue. I would like to be able to boot into windows 7.

A:Unable to boot Windows 7 after unistalling Ubuntu Dual boot

You'll have to restore your Master Boot Record. See this tutorial:

MBR - Restore Windows 7 Master Boot Record

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Hi there,Recently got a HP Pavilion g6 2213sa which came with Windows 8 (spit!) and this disgusting UEFI BIOS replacement (double spit!).Anyway, I need to dual boot Ubuntu on my system, so I installed Ubuntu. Normally, on a non UEFI system, a "Grub" bootloader installed by Linux would take over the startup process, and allow you to choose between either Windows 8 or Ubuntu on startup. However, on this computer, startup is just booting straight to Windows 8 despite the fact that Ubuntu and Grub IS installed.Now, upon startup, if I press F9, then I get to change the boot-device on a one-time basis. I can either select "OS Boot Manager", which loads Windows 8, or "Ubuntu" which loads the Grub bootloader which allows me to select Windows 8 or Ubuntu.However, when I press F10 to enter the Bios Setup with the intention of changing the boot order permanently, the Ubuntu option isn't there. Instead it has OS Manager, USB Disk, CD Rom, USB CD Rom and Network Card.Thanks, HP for, the crappily designed BIOS.Anyway, can anyone PLEASE provide me a way of changing the boot order so that GRUB is loaded first and NOT this crap Windows 8 rubbish (that I would happily bin if I didn't need it for work). 

A:Changing Boot Order on Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Looks like HP forums are just as useful as HP customer service and HP computers - i.e., not very useful at all.Problem solved though. Took the piece of crap back for a full refund and won't be buying HP again.Happy days.Bye.

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I installed Ubuntu on the same hard drive as my Windows 7 (different partition ofcourse)

Now, even with windows boot manager, when I choose 'start windows' it writes 'windows is loading files' then reboots.

Can't use recovery options "repair your computer" off my windows cd since it keeps telling me I don't have the matching windows version (perhaps since ubuntu made some changes ro the MBR?).

Solutions I've tried:
1. Fixing MBR with a 'utility' boot-cd like hiren's. All it did was mess up ubuntu aswell so I had to reinstall ubuntu just to be able to boot.

2. Tried using boot-repair utility in Ubuntu - didn't work, same problem.

3. Tried burning rescue disc off an existing windows 7 computer. Same error - 'no matching windows found'

How can I reach window's rescue enviourment if it won't let me boot into it? I would try to use bootrec.exe but I can't get to it.

Please help? I really don't want to re-install windows 7 and lose all I have on that partition.

A:Windows won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 for dual-boot.

First off, if you can boot into Ubuntu you can browse the Windows partition and copy your files to a USB HDD for backup, so you won't loose anything if you have to reinstall.
Then use EasyBCD boot manager to manage your OS's boot loader.

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I have dual boot Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 and now i cant boot Windows it says Windows can not start the installation process.

A:I have dual boot Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 and now i cant boot Window

The best two ways of running Linux with Wondows on one Hd drive.
Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

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