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[Boot Manager][SOLVED] Fixing UEFI Boot Issues: Black Screen After BIOS POST. Booting Only Possible From BIOS F12 Boot Menu

Q: [Boot Manager][SOLVED] Fixing UEFI Boot Issues: Black Screen After BIOS POST. Booting Only Possible From BIOS F12 Boot Menu

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.

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Computer won't boot after bios upgrade.Quick history- computer was working but was dropped, damaging hdd- verified hdd damage by removing it and connecting it to another computer- verified computer hardware still good by booting and using it from ubuntu live cd- purchased SSD- changed Bios HDD support to Legacy mode so I could install w7- installed w7 64 bit professional- install went great, computer booted in windows, no lan or wifi yet : missing drivers- downloaded drivers and bios update from HP site for my exact machine to USB stick using different machine- installed audio driver- installed bios update, did not tamper with machine at all during BIOS update followed instructions exactly- after bios update  s/w said bios flash was 100% complete computer just hung for 15 min's- repowered machine: only get black screen- holding down F10 while powering up gets white "F10...BIOS Setup Options" text in lower left corner of screen, nothing else happens,I tried holding the windows and B key before powering then for a minute after powering several times, nothing happened. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833I repeated that procedure half a dozen times with and without a USB with the BIOS update software on it in a USB slot, no difference.  Does my model support this key combination to load deffault BIOS settings? Do I have any other options to unbrick my machine? Any advice is appreciated.Mike

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Belarc reports UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. P11-B2
Operating System: Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.494)
Installed: 4/27/2016 5:58:22 AM Servicing Branch: Current Branch (CB)
Boot Mode: UEFI with successful Secure Boot.

This is my brother?s computer: originally it was Win8, upgraded to Win8.1 and then in Apr to Win10.
--- The computer runs OK and I?ve shown him how to use MRF to create system image backups.
--- Today Aug 8 we tried to test recovering yesterday?s Aug 7 system image backup.
--- It didn?t go well at all.
--- The MR recovery DVD-RW didn?t boot up in order to test it.

I thought of disabling Secure Boot to see if that was blocking the MR bootable Rescue DVD-RW.

However we weren?t able to boot into either the UEFI BIOS or Boot Menu.
--- According to our notes DEL is used to boot into the UEFI BIOS and F12 is for the Boot Menu.
--- However when booting up: in less than a split second something scrolls up but the computer immediately boots into Windows to log in.
--- That?s much too fast to get into the UEFI BIOS or Boot Menu.
--- Please help us figure out what to do.

Following that I?ll have to learn how to ensure proper system image backups and recovery using MRF.
--- I don?t recall any issues when I had Win7 but re-training myself makes sense to me because it?s obvious I don?t understand it well.
--- For now I?m going to completely uninstall MRF from his computer and hope to start over with a clean slate.

A:Cannot boot into UEFI BIOS or Boot Menu

Try F2 or F8 while Powering ON.. (which you might already Have). If no go update BIOS(which you might already have).

Assuming you have Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 on computer.. Do a Shift + Restart >> Troubleshoot >> Advanced Options >> Change UEFI firmware settings...Restart.
U should be be able to boot in BIOS.

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Hi,
Sorry first time poster. I wasn't too sure whether to post to the Windows forums or hardware forums. From what I can see, this seems like a hardware issue of some sort.

The problem I have is that during bootup my PC goes through all the normal things. It detects my CPU, detects RAM etc. gives me nice BIOS Post messages that appear normal and then goes to a black screen. It will then sit there for 50 seconds (i've timed this twice) and then proceed to go to the windows XP startup screen (which takes about another 10-20 seconds to load up windows).

I've attempted to log the bootups by using the Windows Boot logger (by pressing F8 before windows boots). The ntbtlog.txt file isn't very descriptive, and only lists that a whole lot of drivers have been loaded, and some that haven't (it doesn't list any errors).

I've also tried using BootVis to analyse the bootup. I found this a little hard to decode the information it gave me, but there doesn't seem to be anything untoward happening.
The last boot logger I tried was bootLog XP (by greatis software). According to bootlog XP, windows is only taking 19 seconds to load up.

Can anyone suggest any other ways to analyse the boot sequence and discover where my computer is stalling?

(specs are below.)

Thanks in advance,

Matt


CPU: AMD Sempron 3000+ Socket 754 (unsure whether it is Paris or Palermo core)
MBoard: Foxconn NF4K8AB-RS
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A:PC Stalls on Boot: After BIOS post message, BEFORE windows boot screen

check the boot order in bios

make sure fast boot is on and make sure that your first or second boot option is your hard drive
 

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So i was playing Doom 3 and the game crashed so badly that i had to restart my computer (im running Vista 64bit by the way) and upon restarting it, it gets to the BIOS screen but after that it just goes black and nothing happens, i have tried the F8 thing but all that brings me to is this boot menu, but not advanced boot options, i have also tried pressing F8 or F5 after i selected hard disk from that boot menu, still nothing happens. So i cant access "restore to last good system configuration" because F8 doesnt take me to the right menu to do so. Also i dont have a vista install disk so am i SOL and have to just get another disk or upgrade to windows 7? or is there some other way to do this? Any help is appreciated!

A:Cant boot past BIOS screen, no Advanced boot options menu

Let's first see if this is a hardware problem. Try these free, bootable diagnostics:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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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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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 laptop1)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 boot2)tried pressing/hitting F1,F2,F12,DEL keys3)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 bios4)tried ipdate BIOS for the laptop but unfortunately there was no bios update for this model5)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 yet6)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!!!please anybody help me with this particular issue....i have already complanied about this problem to lenovo but they were saying it's keyboard it is soo silly they don't know what they were talking!!! my keyboard is working perfectly i can able to use ENter key,and all other keys in windows operating system!!!even i tried with external keybord still i can't access BIOS!!!!  Ser... Read more

A:can't access UEFI BIOS menu and BOOT menu on my le...

hi sivasandeep99,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
If you have tried FN+F2 when boot?
Or holding down Shift and clicking restart?
If those steps did not work either,  You might need to contact Lenovo Technical Support and have the system shipped to Repair Facility for BIOS Reflash.
 
Found this article but it is for the same model that has same issue like yours.
http://support.lenovo.com/en_PH/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT075709
 
Regards
Solid Cruver




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What are the exact UEFI, CSM and Legacy BIOS settings in BIOS setup? Did you do a UEFI install, booting from a UEFI device to install, or did you install to Legacy MBR disk?

Unplug all peripherals and try again.

If you can get into Safe Mode, establish a Clean Boot from Troubleshooting steps in picture below. Then test your hard drive, RAM and work through the other steps to go over your install and hardware.

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Hi There,

I just built a desktop with a sabertooth x79 motherboard, and am running Windows 8.1 pro 64-bit. When I click the UEFI BIOS Firmware live tile via the change PC settings>update and recovery>recovery>etc. my computer reboots normally to Windows and will not open BIOS. I have tried accessing it using the delete and f2 keys, but this does nothing either.

Any ideas? I am up to date in terms of my BIOS, and am definitely running UEFI and not legacy.

Thank you so much.

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Motherboards - SABERTOOTH X79







Originally Posted by ASUS

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When I go to msconfig, startup, there's only one system displayed (W7).
 
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Windows Boot Manager is standard on a UEFI/GPT disk. 
 
See this post for an explanation.
 
A more detailed explanation is here under the UEFI boot manager

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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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I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot.
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Hi,
My system does not boot, the BIOS is hanging at Loading of bootloader stage.
once i remove my newly replaced SATA hdd the system boots fine and does not hang anymore. after removing the HDD i can also boot via Bootable CD.but the PC does not start if HDD is plugged in.

My system specs:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
MS K8MM-V -- details
1GB Drr 400Mhz Ram
Nvidia Geforce 6200
80 GB sata hard drive ST380815AS
Problem
My HDD crashed, so i replaced it with new one. installed it correctly. it booted fine. loaded windows on it in morning. now since evening. it does not boot.
I have checked the SATA-I compability jumper, its set at factory default i.e 1.5GB/s
also, the VIA Raid config which shows up just after POST screen, as trouble detecting HDD, sometimes it detects it and some sometimes it hangs.
but it sureshot hangs while loading bootloader stage

Please help

[edit]
I downloaded Seagate Seatools and tried booting with it. it does not boot with hdd attached.it hung at InitDisk function
so i removed the HDD and seatools booted fine. after that i again install the HDD *without* poweriting off my PC.
and guess what it worked!!
and i tested the drive with Short and long test. and it passed both the test without any troubles
 

A:System does not boot,BIOS hangs mid way after POST screen

Unless your controller supports hot swapping, I would NOT do that again.
Have you replaced the sata cable and or tried another sata pw connector?

FWIW just because a disk passes the drive maker's diagnostic, does not mean it is OK. I had a system a few weeks ago that passed ALL tests twice and I zero filled the drive; still problems. Installed a known good seagate drive, all problems stopped.
 

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Hello,

Yesterday, after many, many problems with my computer, I finally decided to reinstall Windows 8.1 Pro onto my ASUS X200CA netbook. However, after backing up and reinstalling the OS, I found that when I tried to disable "Launch CSM" in my BIOS, all of my boot options would disappear and my laptop would continually boot into my BIOS. When I re-enabled "Launch CSM", the boot options would reappear - however, it had not included the "Option #1 - Windows Boot Manager" that I had seen in my other installation.

Please help,
Thank you in advance,
Michael

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If you have an OEM PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled and if you want to install Windows 8 (core/Pro) 64-bit, you don't need to change the default UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings.

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Hi everyone there!

I don't know if this is the right place, but I think so and I'll try.Well, I won't introduce myself, as I want to be quick.
Let's go to the problem. So I was using Windows 7 when I came out with the idea of installing Windows XP, as 7 was sucking my memory up (300 MB of my beloved 512 RAM). So I read a tut on how to install XP after 7 was installed, and after XP's first stage of setup, it told me to restart. But for my surprise it wouldn't boot (a screen appeared telling me BootMGR was corrupt). So I managed to get a Vista DVD (Not 7 cause I couldn't find it), and ran the Command Prompt. So I wrote what the tutorial told me to write:
-Bootrec.exe /fixMGR
-Bootrec.exe /fixBoot
It showed me up as the operation was successful, so I restarted my PC. Now, WTF, I can't get to 7 because a black screen (it was blank) stayed after 2nd Boot stage.
So I put the Vista DVD again on my drive and installed it over the partition where XP would have been. After installing everything I'd expect a Vista or 7 boot, but, again it wouldn't let me!
Now I got my PC ruined up, I cannot boot 7 from hard drive because of this. What shall I do? Is there a way I can get 7 back? Please help!!

A:Cannot boot up 7 (black screen after BIOS)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Picu97


Hi everyone there!

I don't know if this is the right place, but I think so and I'll try.Well, I won't introduce myself, as I want to be quick.
Let's go to the problem. So I was using Windows 7 when I came out with the idea of installing Windows XP, as 7 was sucking my memory up (300 MB of my beloved 512 RAM). So I read a tut on how to install XP after 7 was installed, and after XP's first stage of setup, it told me to restart. But for my surprise it wouldn't boot (a screen appeared telling me BootMGR was corrupt). So I managed to get a Vista DVD (Not 7 cause I couldn't find it), and ran the Command Prompt. So I wrote what the tutorial told me to write:
-Bootrec.exe /fixMGR
-Bootrec.exe /fixBoot
It showed me up as the operation was successful, so I restarted my PC. Now, WTF, I can't get to 7 because a black screen (it was blank) stayed after 2nd Boot stage.
So I put the Vista DVD again on my drive and installed it over the partition where XP would have been. After installing everything I'd expect a Vista or 7 boot, but, again it wouldn't let me!
Now I got my PC ruined up, I cannot boot 7 from hard drive because of this. What shall I do? Is there a way I can get 7 back? Please help!!


Picu

You do know that with 512 win 7 will barely run at all right? minimum is 1 gig and that is without any aero effects.

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I searched around the forums for a bit and even tried some things that could possible alleviate my problem, but to no avail. Here's the situation:

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I decided to just reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate and start over fresh. After installing the OS, I started to reinstall old programs and low and behold my pc would freeze/lag again. Rebooting would result in the black screen/freeze also. So, what I did was take everything apart and put everything back together again. The only thing I changed out was the cpu cooler, because I figured it might be an overheating issue (the gpu was never hot). So, after installing everything back the way they were, I powered up and the real headache started.

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I'll try to give as much information as I can.
 
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It could be a bad video card that failed by coincidence. When you tap F12 at boot do you get a Diagnostic menu? You can try powercycling the computer. Unplug the power cord, take out the battery, and then hold the power button down for 30 seconds. But the battery back in, attach the power cord and boot the computer. You may have to reset BIOS to default if it works.
 
When you tried the Windows 7 install disk did the CD light show any activity of the drive reading the disk?

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Since I was having some issues with my system, I just reinstalled W7 from scratched on my SSD. With this new install I decided to go the AHCI, UEFI, GPT route instead of MBR and IDE like on my previous install.

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When I change the boot order and set my SSD as #1, my computer won't boot and tells to select a drive with a bootable system. "Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device and press any key"

Is this normal behavior?? If not, how do I fix this?
Thanks

A:Why do I have to select the Windows Boot Manager in the BIOS to boot?

When you reinstalled Windows you should have disconnected the other drives and leave only your SSD connected as now you have your boot files on the other hard drive so either reinstall Windows disconnecting the other hard drives and reconnect when you're done or follow the suggestions in this thread

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Hi

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I encountered an issue when using Windows (During a large file copy, icons disappeared from my desktop and I unable to start programs) and had to reboot my PC. Following this, Windows failed to reboot showing a WDF_Violation blue screen, a further boot resulted in a Cache rebuild screen followed by an Intel driver error. After repeating this cycle a couple of teams, I hard rebooted the PC.
Now, the computer boots to a black screen. I can see the backlight come on for a few seconds however there is no BIOS splash screen neither is there the usual beep when the pre-boot checks complete.
I have tried booting with a Windows 10 CD and from USB without success. I have also tried pressing the full range of function keys.
It is running Windows 10 and has been without issue for around 6 months until now. 
My data is backed up so I don't mind a format and rebuild solution but need to be able to get to the BIOS and to boot from DVD/USB.
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Hi, everyone. I recently had a new computer built for me (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/svHXMp) but I've had an issue with actually getting it to load past BIOS over the past two weeks.

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Hi all

My pc refuses to come back on after freezing during TV playback

Sounds normal and green lights flash on as it looks for cd drive, floppy, usb and mouse etc but main power light stays on yellow and screen stays black - no bios start up screen or beeps

Will not boot fom XP disc on F8 or otherwise - monitor definately working

cmos reset and battery re-insert had no effect - not sure what to try next?

Asrock 939-Dual S939 PCI-E SATA2
AMD Athlon64 3700+ socket 939 (Sandiago) CPU
1024Mb (2X521Mb) Dual Channel DDR Memory
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250Gb Maxtor Diamond Max10 S-ATA I/II 300 Hard Drive
K-world DVB-T Dual Digital/Analogue PCI Tuner Card
Asus TM250 MicroAXT case 300w PSU

Running XP Home SP2 and with Kapersky Internet Security/Anti-Virus etc.

System is two years old

Any helpful ideas on what to try next welcome - Thanx

DM13
"Better get a flip top head..."
 

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I've been experiencing a completely black screen after my BIOS loads. A Windows update hit my computer last night and since then, the OS completely fails to boot.

Both hard drives (system volume and storage) are present and accounted for in the BIOS.

I tried Startup Repair by booting with my Windows disc, but it detected no problems and told me that my OS boots perfectly. Also tried some method I found on a forum saying Startup Repair must be run three times, but I got the same result each time.

Next step was System Restore. I have tried restoring from several different restore points, but I get an error message each time. Something vague, along the lines of "System Restore has failed." This is pretty worrying.

I tried to "upgrade" my Windows installation from the disc, but the next screen said to restart, then boot into the OS, then "restart the upgrade." No use to me since I can't boot my OS at all.

Anything to do with Safe Mode isn't an option either, since there is absolutely nothing happening after my BIOS loads up. Just a completely black screen. No Windows logo. No blinking cursor. Nothing.

All I can think of now is backing up my personal files and reformatting/reinstalling Windows from scratch, but I really, really do not want to do that. Any help would be much appreciated!

EDIT: Forgot to mention, my computer has always had a habit of crashing/BSODing at the most inopportune times due to some crappy music hardware I own. Not reall... Read more

A:Black Screen After BIOS. Windows Will Not Boot Since Update

Help me before I reformat and/or kill myself

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My laptop wont boot (It does turn on, but only shows a completely black screen) after enabling Virtual Technology on the BIOS, keyboard wont respond (bloq mayus led wont turn on either), also Ive installed Lucidlogix virtu mvp mobile a few minutes before getting the black screen, but i dont think the problem is there because i did a succesful reboot after the installation. Specs:Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 (GT740m edition)GT740m - Intel HD 4000 (both with latets drivers)Intel I3 3110m4GB ramWindows 8.1 I CANT ACCESS TO SAFE BOOT OR BIOS, since the keyboard wont respondI tried: shift + f8 f8escsuprspacef2recovery buttonalmost every key in my laptop











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A:Laptop Won't Boot (BLACK SCREEN, NO BIOS ACCES, NO...

Maybe reseting the BIOS would help, but the Z400 has an integrated battery so I cant do the battery removal reset trick, is there another way to reset BIOS on the IdeaPad z400?

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My laptop is a Acer aspire 5738z running windows 7 home premium 64 bit and my problem is my laptop will not start. When I turn my laptop on it starts to run like normal: GPU fan starts, Disk drive kicks in, and the LED for the on button is working but nothing on the screen. I've tried too do alt + f10 for a restore, nothing happened. I've also tried to plug it into a monitor and my tv. Before this occurred it had been turned off during boot (don't ask why, I cannot answer that) and I preceded to take it apart(to fix the overheating issue due to acer not putting fan holes on the bottom of the laptop ((thanks Acer -.-)) and I didn't realise something was wrong with it until I reassembled it and tried to turn it on. So I'm not sure whether is corrupt BIOS, a hardware problem, or corrupt MBR (my own personal diagnosis, don't know whether it's right or not). Also I have tried turning the laptop off taking the battery out letting the motherboard discharge then pressing the power button for a minute, leaving it for a minute, putting the charger in then turning it on.

Thanks. =]

A:Laptop wont boot Black screen no BIOS

You may need to take it apart again and make sure everything is connected properly. Did you follow steps to keep yourself grounded while working inside the system?
As you add and remove hardware, follow these steps for ESD safety:Shut down and turn off your computer.
Unplug all power supplies to the computer (AC Power then battery for laptops, AC power for desktops)
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds to close the circuit and ensure all power drains from components.
Make sure you are grounded by using proper grounding techniques, i.e. work on an anti-static workbench, anti-static desk, or an anti-static pad. Hold something metallic while touching it to the anti-static surface, or use an anti-static wristband to attach to the anti-static material while working. If you do not have an anti-static workbench, desk, or pad, you can use your computer tower/case by finding a metal hold in it, such as a drive bay.
Once these steps have been followed, it is safe to remove and replace components within your computer.

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I am building a new system.

Gigabyte MB GA-MA790GP-UD4H
AMD Phenom II F4 Quad core 3.0 MHZ
G-Skill 4GB DDR2
WD 1T SATA HD
LITEON DVD RW (Redeployed from an older non-64 bit machine)

I am able to get the BIOS to post. It recognizes the HD as master on the SATA cable and it recognizes the DVD drive as master on the IDE channel.

When I save and exit BIOS, it goes into a loop of restarting with the startup beep, then reads "Verifying DMI data..." then restarts.

I am unable to get to a prompt for booting the Vista disk. I did get to a prompt by disconnecting the harddrive, but when Windows came up it when to a blank blue cloud screen.

I reconnected the harddrive and get the same loop restart result.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: New build; BIOS Post; No Vista Boot

Have you set the boot order in the bios so that the dvd-rw boots first before the hard drive?
 

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Hi all,
I have an HP Elitebook 9470m for work with Windows 7 pro installed. I would like to be able to boot a personal copy of windows 8 from my external usb 3.0 drive (western digital elements)

so i followed this tutorial:
How to Run a Portable Version of Windows from a USB Drive

and got windows 8 on my drive ok. Issue is im having really problems getting the option to boot from the drive to come up in boot options. Basically only the notebook hard drive and PXE are an option UNLESS i go into BIOS and mess about with changing boot settings to and from legacy to UEFI (with / without CSM) eventually on turning on and off it will give me the option to boot to my drive but its really hit and miss. when i get the option all boots into win8 no problem.

any ideas to get this to work better? i dont really know the settings im changing and i know messing about too much in BIOs is bad!

my external drive has 2 partitions, 1 for win8 and 1 for my other files both are NTFS. the laptop came with an internal mSATA which is all formatted to NTFS even system reserved. I tried creating a partition of FAT32 for boot and that hasn't helped. same behaviour.

any help or pointers would be really much appreciated!

thanks
Hawke84

A:Win8 USB boot BIOs issues allowing boot

No one got any ideas? ive even tried updating the Bios and still does the same. ive got it down to a fine art changing boot mode, reboot, boot from external. kinda a pain

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The computer has a blank screen but the fan is working. The caps light blink twice, then pauses and does that sequence over and over. I read that it is a corrupt bios and have tried windows key with "B" but it does not work. I need a bios file to put on usb to try it that way but can not find one on HP site, help please

A:dv7-3065dx wont boot/ black screen need a bios file

 Hi @lasernat,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!I have looked into your issue about your HP Pavilion dv7-3065dx Notebook and it having startup issues.  Try performing a BIOS reset, restore the settings to BIOS Factory default settings.When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices. Disconnect all non-essential devices.Here is a link to computer won't start for Windows.Plug the power adapter directly into a different wall outlet. Do not plug it into a power strip, surge protector, or secondary power source as this could cause and issue.Try to connect to a monitor to see what happens.Have you tried reseating Memory and the HDD?Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below!.Thanks. 

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Hi everyone. Please help out here. I have an HP Pavilion G6-1d40ca. It crashed the other day while I was using it, and when I restarted it, it went to BIOS update. It froze while updating, and died in itself (I think the battery died, it wasn't plugged in. I never knew about BIOS update, so I wasn't expecting for the battery to die during the update, so I didn't plug it in.) Second time, booted it up (it was plugged in this time), and went into BIOS update once again. All's good, was able to use the laptop for about five minutes, then it crashed once again. Now, when I boot it up, nothing comes up on the screen. No nothing. The power button is on, the wi-fi is on, the LED light is blinking non-stop, more than 6 times than what is referred to the HP website.

I tried doing the remove battery and adapter, press power button for 30 seconds, plug it in without the battery, but to no avail. I also did the whole win+B, but doesn't work either. I tried pressing f11, but nothing comes up on the screen. I don't remember where I put the recovery discs that came with the laptop. I thought I put it on the box together with recovery discs for our other computers at home, but I guess I didn't. The thing is, I don't know where to begin, since I don't have anything on the screen itself. Not even a start-up logo or something.

I only had this laptop for about 3 months, and looking at the other threads, it might be a hard drive failure problem. I could return it to HP, but was just wonderi... Read more

A:Failed BIOS update,HP pavilionG6 won't boot up and only black screen

Did you run a BIOS update, because it wouldn't restart into one. What exactly did the screen say that made you think it was a BIOS update being done without running it yourself (unheard of).

What LED light is blinking nonstop?

Can you boot into HP Factory Recovery: HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You can try these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which will tell you if you can boot a disk to do repairs. If so besides links to the Win7 installer to use for repairs, there are also links to HD and RAM bootable CD tests to check your hardware.

But if this cannot get traction quickly what I would do with such a new rig is call HP Tech Support and have them walk you through steps to determine if it should be returned or if there is a known issue.

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I am trying to get my 15-d017cl to boot after upgrading the bios, here's what happened:- installed SSD to replace failing hdd, computer worked great but disk had bad sectors (verified failing hdd w/2nd computer)- enabled Legacy support in BIOS so I could install w7 Pro 64bit- installed w7 Pro 64bit, no problems, booted into Windows, everything working as expected- installed Audio driver from HP site for this 15-d017cl- upgraded BIOS from HP site for 15-d017cl, program said BIOS flash 100% then hung- after about 10 minutes I repowered the machine, black screen- booting while pressing F10 key brings up standard white text on screen "F10...BIOS Setup Options, but it hangs there- booting while holding down the Win+B keys with or without a USB (which has a different BIOS update) just hangs How do I unbrick my machine? I tried to download the 1.5 GB tool for a USB that will roll back the BIOS update but the download stops after 130-160MB, I tried 6 times. Is HP capping downloads from their FTP server???Help! Any ideas will be appreciated.Does my model support Win+B keys to roll back the BIOS update?Is there another site where I can d/l the USB tool to roll back the BIOS update?HELP!

A:15-d017 Updated BIOS black screen on boot, Win+B keys don't ...

Hi mscir, Your doing  the W+B the wrong way! First thing is you need to load the BIOS DEFAULTS Turn you computer off (If its currently turned off)Turn it back on then tap away ESC in order for you to access the START MENUPress F10 then press F9 then Press F10 again to save the changes then Press Enter if prompted. If the above fix did not resolve your issue then perform the emergency Bios flush Many HP notebook computers have an emergency BIOS recovery feature that allows you to recover and install the last known good version of the BIOS from the hard drive, as long as the hard drive remains functional. This emergency recovery feature is separate from the BIOS and is designed to work in the event of a catastrophic BIOS failure. NOTE: If the hard disk partition is deleted or inaccessible, follow the steps in the HP support document: Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external storage device Follow these steps to recover an earlier version of the BIOS on your notebook: 1.            Turn off the computer. 2.            Plug the notebook into a power source using the power adapter. 3.            Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time while the computer is off. 4.         &n... Read more

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PLEASE HELP! Window 64 was asking for registration before allowing access to windows. I tried to boot priority (with F2 and F10) windows 32 pro edition. I disabled every boot option except for boot from CD/DVD so it would read the installation disc first. Now it won't even let me into bios. It just says after eMachines pops up and then disappears the screen quickly says contact
http://support.intel.com/support/motherbaords/desktop, which was a complete waste of time. Please help me, at least, get back to the bios! .Any feedback is greatly appreciated! THANK YOU!

A:[SOLVED] Help me get a bios or boot menu back!

You didnt need to DISABLE every boot option, just needed to put cd/dvd first boot.

Have you tried calling on the phone to talk to a tech?

If your not getting the first screen to enter bios, then this could mean bios is damaged,

you will need to send motherboard to emachines.

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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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I just bought sony vaio S Series, with original Win 7 home basic 64 bit. But, many of my device such as printers, network wifi and etc not support for win 7 64 bit. Now, I want to install win 7 32-bit on my laptop. But, My CD Win 7 bootable won't boot at my laptop. After i check bios, i found something strange on boot menu orders, if the boot in "Legacy" mode, that laptop will boot from my cd. But if "UEFI" mode, looks like the system has ignore my boot cd, and go straight to windows 7 64 bit. Has anyone solve this problem? Will somebody help me to solve my problem? Thanks anyway

A:if UEFI mode on Bios, Cannot boot from CD... :(

You can install 32 bit to an EFI BIOS but it has to be in Legacy mode, with EFI Boot disk removed from the BIOS Boot order, and the HD wiped with Diskpart Clean Command so installer can reformat it from (EFI formatted) GPT disk to the normal MBR disk.

Follow these steps to get a perfect normal Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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Dear Bleepers,
 
this is our strange situation:
My friend has a samsung laptop Ativ Book 2 (np270e4e) with windows 8.
After few problems when updating to 8.1 (it deleted the o.s and gived only a bsod saying that there is not any os installed), she decided to buy and install windows 7 so she disabled the uefi, setted the legacy mode and the boot priority first to the usb hdd (we have a bootable iso).
Parphaps every time we restat doesn't boot from the disk but showed the windows 8 bsod. Naturally the f4 for restore gives anoter bsod for not founding any partitions!
We discovered that it's not possible to boot from the disk, so we made a bootable usb driver with the official iso.
After that we picked up the hard disk and delete all partition from another pc and disabled all the boot driver but the usb hdd. After that it booted from the pen drive with official w7 iso.
The installation was completed in about 30 minutes. We started to install the drivers, chipset, intel storage but:
the next reboot it showed this message: all boot options are tried. press f4 key to recover with factory image using recovery or any other keys for next boot loop iteration and it was a continue loop and can't access the bios.
Strangely when the usb driver with the official w7 iso was inserted it said: "press any button for starting with usb driver"  and if we don't press anything windows started normally.
So we tried to install another time thinking it was a driver conflict but the second ti... Read more

A:All boot options are tried, no (uefi) Bios

Seems to be a common problem with Samsungs. See this thread and the post by François.  Can you access the boot menu by tapping F2 instead of holding it down? See if you can access the computer with Fatdog64. You will need to burn the iso file or use Rufus to create a bootable USB. If the USB does not boot then use GPT as a partition scheme in Rufus. 
 
According to here F2 is the boot menu for a Ativ Book 2, 8, 9 but F10 is the UEFI access key. Try tapping F10 at boot.

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I don't have the option in windows to boot back into the UEFI setup. In my motherboard bios setup there is an option which allows for the selection of UEFI, Legacy and UEFI or Legacy, When I change this to UEFI my pc wont' boot and the error message is that no UEFI partition was found.

I think it may have been deleted when I installed Windows 8.1 initially because i had to convert from MBR to GPT. Or so i read on one of the forums.

Is it possible to restore my UEFI partition so that I can use windows to enter the bios setup. I've had the boot on ultra fast and it took me a week to get into the bios without using the delete key. I had to use Gigabyte utilities which include drivers that crash windows. So i want to remove them again ASAP.

Any help appreciated.

A:UEFI option instead of Bios boot

Well to get back into UEFI mode you will have to reinstall in UEFI mode there is no other way, Sounds like some how your OS got converted to MBR so It may not boot either MBR or UEFI but you can't convert back to UEFI you have to Reinstall. If you have data on that disk you need to recover you can pull the drive and hook it up USB to another computer and recover your Data.

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Background Info: The computer I am using I got from a relative who died. He had bought a HP computer with a Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade disc that he ran in order to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. When we got the computer it still had all of his files and user account named Dave.

When I started using it, I left his files on there but deleted a lot of unnecessary programs I didn't want or need. I also renamed the user account from Dave to my name.....


Fast forward to the present. I got help from HP customer support last night to get a wireless printer we had boughten up and running and he said he cleaned up the registry to get rid of old printer files that were causing a fatal error loop during a printer install. It worked and I was able to successfully install the new printer.

After I restarted the computer and the boot manager screen came on it was missing an option from the list. Previously it said Windows Vista (Recovered) and also Windows 7 Home Premium (Recovered) both options would load Windows 7 though no matter which you choose. At this point the Windows 7 option was missing from the list and it just showed Vista. When you clicked Vista is just reverted to 7 though.

In an effort to fix this I put the Windows 7 Home Premium disc in and restarted the computer and then clicked on startup repair. It gave me a popup right away telling me there was a startup issue it needed to fix. I assumed it would fix the Windows 7 issue on the boot manager so I clicke... Read more

A:Need Help Fixing Boot Manager Issues

Sounds like you have a Dual Boot of two Windows 7's.

From the Win7 which works correctly, please post back a screenshot of your maximized full Disk mgmt drive map with listings, using the Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Attach file using Paper Clip in Reply box. Screen Shots

Type Disk Management in Start search box to get there.

We will help you get rid of the unneeded Dual Boot menu and second installation if there is one.

You can also use the Win7 Upgrade installation DVD to do a clean reinstall of Win7 without the HP factory bloatware or messed up Dual Boot if you want. Look over the steps which apply to you: Reinstalling Windows 7

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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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I was working on a customer's laptop, a Compaq CQ60, that refused to boot into windows and System Recovery disabled all recovery options except for Command Prompt.

On a hunch, after pressing Escape during BIOS boot, I selected HDD Test. The test ran and failed with "Replace Hard Drive." OK.. the laptop sat there for a few minutes and never did anything else, so I tried to get out of that screen. Nothing responded, so I just held the Power button to turn the computer off.

When I pressed Power again to turn the computer back on, the Power and Wireless LEDs comes on, the CD drive is accessed and then the HDD LED lights up for a second and goes out. The screen never comes up nor do the backlights.

I have tried hooking up an external monitor, but that never shows anything either.

I have tried taking the memory out, cleaning the contacts, putting them back in, swapping the modules around, booting with one or the other.... No effect.

I pulled the battery and the CMOS battery, unplugged AC and let it sit for a good half hour. I held the Power button for thirty seconds. Plugged the CMOS battery back in then the AC. Turned it on and still no go.

I cannot figure out WHAT could have happened!? Any other ideas? Thanks...
 

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Hi,  I have an HP Envy 23-d010ea, which doesn't boot - at all. It switches on when pushing the power button, and doesn't react to any input, then restarts after about 60 seconds or so. I've read many posts addressing this issue, and tried all the proposed solutions. In particular I've tried- different keyboards, it's own, and others connected through USB - all USB slots. (btw not one LED switches nor flashes on the keyboard!)- hard reset (15 seconds power button while having disconnected everything).- switching it on with Windows button+B pushed down, in order to restore a previous BIOS, in case it's corrupted. Everything has failed. Can I mention that Windows 10 was recently installed (upgrade) on this machine, and I was merely doing a restart, aiming at reinstalling Windows 7 on it from scratch.  Please Help!Appreciate all the input.Many Thanks!

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Hi all,

I have just recently installed Windows 7 on the Plextor M6 Pro 128GB SSD. Everything went fine for the first few boots, and Windows will not boot up after that. The computer automatically goes into UEFI BIOS as if there is no Windows installed on any of the hard disks.

I removed the SSD and inserted it into the external enclosure and hook it up to my laptop via USB. Windows (on my laptop) did not show any removable media under My Computer. Upon firing up Disk Management, the following screenshot (Screen1.jpg) can be seen.

I humbly seek for advices of anyone out there who might be able to help me regarding this issue. I have previously successfully installed Windows 7 on all my older PC/Laptops. But this is the first time I have installed it on an SSD. My previous installation on HDD works well without issue (used it for 6 months before I reinstalled it onto the SSD). I ran into this issue twice within the same day (I reformatted and reinstalled Windows after my first encouter).

I will post whatever details required to solve the above issue. Also, any explanation and information regarding the issue as well as how to prevent it from coming back would be very useful.

Many thanks in advance!!

A:HELP!! Windows 7 on SSD failed to boot, goes into UEFI BIOS.

Hi there

In all cases ensure LEGACY BOOT is enabled if that option exists in BIOS.

1) First ensure PROTECTED BOOT is DISABLED -- this doesn't mean turning off UEFI.
2) Ensure the SSD is formatted to GPT and NOT MBR
3) Ensure your W7 install media will handle UEFI boot and install.

If you Don't want to use UEFI boot

1) Disable UEFI in BIOS.
2) Format SSD as MBR
3) Install W7 - default mode will be non UEFI.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hello all,
I am trying update my system BIOS.
The System Board has an update for it.
Boot to Windows 10 UEFI does not enable the USB mouse and keyboard, and I do not have a PS2 combo to attempt, although I am not sure that will work either, depending on consensus.
Might this be Legacy BIOS/UEFI mode related?
Boot partition has prefix part. for UEFI (100MB) and is Healthy.
Boot disk is Basic GPT off a Samsung 830 120GB SSD.
SSD holds Windows only on it.
I have tried other ports onboard USB 3.0 as well as 2.0.
Any clarification would be most appreciated.

A:USB Mouse does not work | Boot to BIOS/UEFI

The USB mouse and keyboard should work fine - make sure it is plugged into the USB 2.0 port. A wired mouse and keyboard may be better but even the wireless versions should work.

Can you use an ASUS Bios update utility to update it so that you do not need to go into the BIOS but can do it from within Windows 10?

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I can't enter my BIOS/UEFI after activating "MSI Fast Boot" in the BIOS/UEFI.
I read somewhere about "GO2BIOS",but my installation disk didn't came with that software.

MB: H81M-E34 (MSI Global H81M-E34)

A:Can't enter BIOS/UEFI (MSI Fast Boot)

There is a utility called fast boot, is that on your disk?
If not you can get it at the MSI website. That will allow you to disable fast boot and enter the BIOS.

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Advanced startup doesn't work, and i can't boot into UEFI or BIOS by pressing esc or any of the f keys.tThis problem started once i upgraded to Windows 10. I went to my product page to find drivers or software updates but there weren't any.

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Heys guys, I'm hoping I can get some help with this. I have a Lenovo y410p. It has 2 drives, one with the OS (120GB SSD 40mm N.2 NGFF) and a data drive(1TB HDD)
My computer recently crashed when I was installing a piece of software, (Bentley MX Road, it's a road alignment package.) When I restarted my laptop I was greeted with a lovely message informing me that winload.efi was corrupt. That was fine so I did a bit of research to fix it involving getting a recover DVD and going to the command prompt to rebuild BCD. That didnt work for me as it didnt detect windows. I tried to see what was up with the SSD using DISKPART & CHKDSK. Neither of these showed the SSD. They only showed the HDD
So now to take a step back, In order to get the recovery DVD to boot I had to change the boot option in the BIOS from UEFI to legacy support. This showed me a list of bootable devices (HDD, SSD, DVD etc.) When UEFI is selected only one option is available which is the Windows boot manager. This is followed by the serial number of the HDD which does not have any OS on it.
I have tried using f12 which give me the windows boot manager option and nothing else. When I select this, it boots me into the error message.
So to get to the root of this, how can I change the boot order when the BIOS is set to UEFI so I can repair the winload.efi file on the SSD. Thanks for any help.

A:Changing boot order when BIOS is set to UEFI

You change it the same way as before. Usually you can do it withe the OEM software installed on Win8.

You may have to turn off Fast Boot if set.

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Will it be possible to boot Windows 8 from a GPT partition using BIOS (not UEFI)? I'll be using the 64bit version.

Technically, I know it's possible as I'm doing it with FreeBSD, many Linux distros etc. Using hybrid MBR/GPT, I've read others have Win7 booting off GPT partitons as all. I'd rather not go that route.

A:Boot Win8 on GPT partition via BIOS (not UEFI)

I am pretty sure you can't do that with Windows - not unless MS have changed something without announcing it.

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I built a computer back in 2009 with an Intel DP55KG motherboard running Windows 7. So, I am getting for a fresh Windows 10 install and I noticed that back in 2009 I never enabled the UEFI boot mode. Would it be recommended to enable it this time before the Win 10 install, or will it bring about some issues?

Here is the definition of the setting according to the motherboard manual:

UEFI boot
OPTIONS: ? Enable ? Disable
Enables or disables Unified Extended Firmware Interface (UEFI) Boot. UEFI Boot must be enabled in order to boot to a drive larger than 2 TB (terabytes). Enable: BIOS will attempt to boot via UEFI before using the legacy boot sequence. Disable: BIOS will use the legacy boot sequence.

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Hello all,
I am trying update my system BIOS.
The System Board has an update for it.
Boot to Windows 10 UEFI does not enable the USB mouse and keyboard, and I do not have a PS2 combo to attempt, although I am not sure that will work either, depending on consensus.
Might this be Legacy BIOS/UEFI mode related?
Boot partition has prefix part. for UEFI (100MB) and is Healthy.
Boot disk is Basic GPT off a Samsung 830 120GB SSD.
SSD holds Windows only on it.
I have tried other ports onboard USB 3.0 as well as 2.0.
Any clarification would be most appreciated.

A:USB Mouse does not work | Boot to BIOS/UEFI

The USB mouse and keyboard should work fine - make sure it is plugged into the USB 2.0 port. A wired mouse and keyboard may be better but even the wireless versions should work.

Can you use an ASUS Bios update utility to update it so that you do not need to go into the BIOS but can do it from within Windows 10?

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I use a shortcut to restart W8.1 to my UEFI BIOS. The problem is it goes through various screens and selections until I finally get to the one to boot to my UEFI. I was wondering id there was a way to boot directly to my UEFI without going through extra steps? Here's what I'm using now:

C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -r -o -f -t 00

A:Restart 8.1 to directly boot to UEFI BIOS

Use the F? key for enter BIOS or the One Time Boot Menu F? key.

Check your manual for the right F key.

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Hallo,

After creating a UEFI bootable USB thumb drive with Rufus (using Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO x64), for a Dell Optiplex 3010 (configured as UEFI only, no CSM, latest firmware version, Windows 8 installed), I didn't see a USB boot option, so I tried to add one manually. Unfortunately I erased the existing boot option (boot manager) by mistake. Although there were two boot options for PXE booting, the machine will not start anymore, even when there is an active WDS server on the network.

I also see Led's 2 and 3 lighting up, meaning according to the manual 'hardware ok but bios possibly damaged/corrupt'.

I understand I cannot start the machine from a bios boot disk because of GPT partitioning, and the UEFI USB boot disk I made might be corrupt (as it didn't show up as a boot option), however I don't understand why it won't boot from the PXE network card, as these boot options are still there.

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

Thanks for any useful tips,
Bavo

A:Deleted Uefi boot option (Windows Boot Manager) by mistake

The Windows Boot Manager is held in the Bios and restores itself if you boot to a UEFI capable device. Could you please explain exactly what you did to "Add" the USB boot option?

I haven't used Rufus since it is so easy to just format the drive yourself, but it did format in Fat32?

I have the PXE boot options disabled in my bios since I do not have a network boot option.

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I am interested in buying a Plextor PCIe SSD M6e(A) Black for a performance upgrade.
Plextor SSD Storage Solutions | Products | M6e(A) Black Edition

I emailed Plextor support with a system compatibility question & they replied within 20 minutes.

He stated: "Check your boards bios to see if it has CSM and that it is enabled
because you will need this feature enabled to boot from a PCIe drive."

I have a ECS A890GXM-A v2.0 mobo. details at:
ECS > A890GXM-A (V2.0)

and it does have a PCIe x4 slot (Gen2, PCI v2.0 compliant) but does not have a UEFI BIOS nor can I find any reference to Compatibility Support Module (CSM). Does this mean I cannot use a SSD with a PCIe connection or are there work-arounds, hotfix's, etc. to make this work? I have read that Windows 7 is a little finicky when it comes to SSD PCIe connections/drivers and such. Thanks!

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So I made a usb stick as I normally do.

Laptop detects it fine and can boot of it, laptop is old style of bios.

I tried to disable fast boot, disable secure boot, but still its bypassed.

Ironically a older usb stick I have with a 32bit windows on boots fine.

I noticed in the asus bios, on the drag drop boot order page the usb stick has [uefi] written next to it and isnt an option to boot it without [uefi] is this related to the problem?

The dvd drive has 2 boot devices one with uefi and one without.

Note I dont want to make a specialised uefi boot media, it has to work on old and uefi bios's.

A:uefi bios wont boot win7usb stick

x64
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

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Asus G73sw Laptop that I have used every day for the last 2 years.

So, I got the message: "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device, press any key" so I tried another working HDD that has windows 7 on it; same message. I took apart the computer and checked the connections and cables. One time, during the constant restarts with other HDDs, I got the message "A Disk Read Error Occured." When I entered the BIOS menu, It recognized the HDD. Also, on the Easy Flash, I could see that HDD and its files.

Finally was able to load windows with UEFI mode. I am unaware what this is, but I assume it will work for now?? I have made no updates to windows 7, installed no drivers or programs recently, and am unsure why BIOS won't load any of my HDDs to windows, when BIOS clearly sees it.

Can anyone help me with this issue?

Thanks
 

A:Help: Can't boot from BIOS, Needed to change to UEFI, on computer I use every day!

so I tried another working HDD that has windows 7 on it;Click to expand...

OK, you cannot take a hd with windows already installed and put it in another system then expect it to boot. Not going to happen unless the two systems have very similar or identical hardware.
Finally was able to load windows with UEFI mode.Click to expand...

This allows windows boot mgr to take over the boot process. This is not the only difference; there are many. UEFI uses GPT table, can address larger hd, and a lot more. Here is an article that explains uefi in more depth;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface
 

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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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Hi! Yesterday I updated my bios from F.26 to F.29. What made me switch was the "Note: HP strongly recommends transitioning promptly to this updated BIOS version. " Apparently some major security issues were fixed so i downloaded the installer and ran it, everything went fluently as it seemed. Last thing it did was writing boot block or something and then it rebooted and i was prompted with: Boot Device Not FoundPlease Install an operating system on your hard diskHard Disk (3F0)F2 System Diagnostics For more information please visit: hp.com/go/techcenter/startup Did the Diagnostic Tests - Everything passed (memory, hdd) Restored Factory Default from Bios. Put windows 8 installer onto USB drive. Rebooted and then pushed f9 to get into Boot Options Menu. There was nothing. The boot options menu was clear. Thought I could simply do startup repair from the installer but no, can't boot off the usb stick (Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB). Also, I changed the boot order from  the BIOS, it still failed to boot. Then I switched legacy mode to enabled. Now I could boot off the USB stick, then I tried to fix the bootloader from command prompt to switch back to uefi mode. Rebooted and it still doesn't boot from UEFI mode.  UEFI Boot Order from bios looks like this:Internal CD/DVD ROM DriveUSB Diskette on Key/USB Hard DiskUSB CD/DVD ROM DriveOS boot Manager! Network Adapter (since i disabled Internal Network Adapter boot) Legacy Boot OrderNoteboo... Read more

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Im not 100 percent sure its the right forum for this. Anyway, im writing this from a ubuntu live usb and legacy mode is enabled. Currently copying stuff over from my windows partition, everything works good. Im hoping that things will get working again after formatting the whole drive and i can install windows from scratch under uefi mode... Im hoping it was the windows installation messing with the other bootable devices under uefi.

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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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After upgrading a lattitude 7450 laptop to the latest BIOS, A13, both the IPv4 and IPv6 boot loader are missing when wanting to perfrom a UEFI network boot, Encountered this on all 7450 with BIOS A13. The enable UEFI network stack check box is checked as it was. Any idea where these options went? It is not possible to perfrom UEFI network boot anymore we wanting to reimage it.
The only solution we found around it is to downgrade the BIOS to A12, and then they are back. 
Is this a miss from Dell? Cant image they did this on purpose. 
Thanks.

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Hi

I recently installed windows 8 on my MacBookPro with UEFI support, but I can't enable audio. I know that apple use BIOS emulation for windows and the assign different Hardware ID's for devices.

With BIOS emulation ID is:

HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1013&DEV_4206&SUBSYS_106B5300&REV_1003

Without emulation ID is:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E20&SUBSYS_72708086&REV_04.

I tried changing inf file and it detected the required audio card driver, but it shows that device cannot start. It's Cirrus Audio CS4206B (AB83) sound card, but without emulation it shows it as intel audio card. It would be easier to get back to bootcamp, but I really want to make this work.

Thank you in advance.

A:Sound driver Windows 8 UEFI boot (no bios emulation) Mac.

Try installing SLIMDRIVERS, its free and will find the most current drivers for your system. It may read your actual chipset versus your emulated chipset..

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So, I got a Inspiron 3537 i5. Nice laptop for it's price. Downloaded all the manuals, made my recovery DVDs. All was well in my world.
First thing I noticed is that there is no info in the manuals for tweaking the BIOS and since it is my first experience with a UEFI bios I was a bit disappointed. Is there a manual available for it?
Next I upgraded ATI Drivers to 13.12. I am an old user who always knew that updates were usually a good thing to do. Got in the same problem as many others with PC screen not waking up from sleep.
Thought I would do a recovery from the disk, but after trying various combinations (Ctl+F11, F8, F12 etc) I couldn't find a way to boot in the Recovery console. I did the recovery from my DVD and the laptop works fine.
Does anybody know how to add in UEFI bios a boot option to the Recovery partition? I undersstand that I have to create a new boot option using "Add boot option" and the two options available are to boot to the 1st (windows EFI) or 2nd (recovery partition), but the path for the recovery efi file to be loaded is unknown (+ you can't have access to the recovery partition to see the contents of it from windows). Any suggestions?

A:Inspiron 3537: Boot to Dell recovery UEFI Bios

Still haven't found a bios manual, but anyway. I found a combination of drivers for graphics that does work and allows sleep function without a glitch.
amd-catalyst-15.7-without-dotnet45-win8.1-64bit
Intel_Iris_15.36.21.64.4222
Uninstalled amd (complete), reboot, intall iris, reboot, install latest amd. Ati probably fixed the issue that did not allow wake from sleep. I downloaded them using amdautodetect utility and intel driver update utility.

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I recently upgraded some of the hardware on my laptop (keyboard, hinges, memory), and laptop was working like a charm. The very next morning (laptop stays on at all times), the screen had gone black and the computer could not be rebooted. I do not know if the system did an automatic update overnight before the mysterious black screen appeared, but it is possible. Failure occurred on January 13, if that helps.

When I try to boot, I get a Dell splash screen and a successful POST, but at the point where it should hand off to the OS the screen goes black -- no Windows logo or hard drive activity.

I have tried replacing the hard drive, including a fresh installation of XPSP2 from the Dell CD. Drive formatted successfully and copied over all files, then had disk read error on restart. I have purchased a USB connector for the hard drive and was able to read and backup original drive using a different computer. New drive also appears fine (though it is 320GB and system only recognizes it as 137GB). Tried repartitioning new drive with 120GB partition (using other computer), booted from WinXPSP2 CD, and black screen appears after "Windows is inspecting your hardware".

I have tried replacing the boot.ini, ntdetect, and ntldr files on the original hard drive and tried using a boot CD (laptop does not have a floppy drive), but still get the same black screen.

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A:Solved: XP Pro fails to boot (black screen) after successful POST

What model Dell is it?

Create 3 partitions on the drive, all of them under 137gb, then try to install XP to the first partition.

If it is an IDE drive, be sure it is jumpered CS (cable select) when you put it in the Dell.

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I need some help with a friends computer I am building, Last Thursday I was almost finished and decided to give it a first shot try to see if there is any problems so far so I gave it sorta a cold boot and I get a beep for good the keyboard lights flash on, good sign the bios shows up on the monitor the CPU is detected and the memory is already tested and is oked and then the hyper thread technology is detected and enabled ( enabled in bold) then it stops , well it doesnt stop it just flashes the screen when turned on li ke that .

So I tried everyhting Icould think of I tried moving the ram unplugging clearing the CMOS taking out the battery do ing that over and over, even took out the power for the HD and the diskette I checked to see if the diskette and HD were working on a old PC there fine and the ram is fine too I tried tapping the del kep when Iturn it on I tried every button tap known to man so I come here and see if I can get some answers does th eboard seem to be broken?

This is the specs f or the computer Iam working on
P4 3 GHZ 800 with a 1 mb cache
Abit IS7
1 Gig Stick of cructial ram
80 gig HD western digital
3.5 diskette
CD rom /DVD player Sony
Aspire 560 watt
Readon X800 XP

any help is appreciated
 

A:Odd Bios post or first boot

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I have no idea what is going on...

I posted to this forum about our other HP desktop:
Need Diagnostic Help - Seems to be Dead
and now other other HP desktop (with the identical motherboard) is now failing as well.

This one is a pc6000, and all I ever get is the screen that displayes the BIOS, processor, CPU speed and the 4 memory banks. So far, so good. Then it says Initializing USB controllers..
Done
Then several blank lines before it says
Press <F10> to enter Setup

Then nothing... although sometimes after the 'Done' line it says
1st Drive: None
2nd Drive: None
3rd Drive: None
4th Drive: None
00 USB mass storage devices found and configured
befire going to a new screen where it says

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot media in selected Boot device and press a key

Pressing any key just redisplays the msg.

What could possible be going on with these 2 nearly identical HP desktops with the same mobo?

Same results with a Windows 7 Home Premium CD in the drive.

A:No Post, No Bios, No Boot From CD

can you get into your bios and under boot look and see if there are any drives listed?
do you have more then 1 drive in your system?
if not and you see a drive in your boot make it's listed first place.

scrooge

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The computer will only boot up to the Bios Screen and then freezes. I've pressed all the command keys such as Esc, F8, F9, etc with no response. I've tried unplugging the printer & rebooting. I've removed the removable back up disk and tried rebooting. Can someone suggest a possible cause and cure for this? It's a family member's almost brand new HP on a Vista platform. Thanks, Robt
 

A:Solved: Will not boot beyond the Bios screen. Why? What can fix?

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Maybe in relation to this thread a while ago that Allen was kindly helping me with. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic467548.html/page__p__2830141#entry2830141Just freezes, No prior warning. esc to boot mode says loading then freezes.Was previously saying HD failure is imminent please back up. Tried unplugging both HD and rebooting leaving one connected, Removed one of the rams, unplugged all USB's, reset bio battery.Any thing else i can do?All i want is the HD files but not got another tower here. Not paying a PC shop ?50 an hour to recover the data.system info

A:Post Cant boot past bios

hi there i retreve HD data for my friends do you have the make model and serial code of your hard drive ?? email me at hot mail co uk

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Greets,

I just recently changed something with my bios and now my comp doesn't boot up at all. Not getting any power to the keyboard anymore, the monitor doesn't display ANYTHING, no post tests or anything. I'm a complete newb when it comes to tweaking bios so I probably shouldn't have been messing with anything there in the first place, but I guess that's obvious now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Messed with my bios and now it won't boot, no post...

If you have the motherboard or computer instruction manual, find out how to reset the BIOS by using the jumper on the motherboard. If you can't find that, unplug the computer then remove the battery from the motherboard and replace it after five minutes. :grinthumb
 

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About a month ago we had a power shortage. My computer ended up rebooting while I was mid-game, but instead of booting up it just sat there, no bios, nothing.

I powered down and popped it open. Nothing smelled burnt, everything looked normal. With the side of the case off I turned the comp on to check everything. Ram looked fine (LED), hard drives were spinning, however the fan on the CPU was not, nor was it's LED on. I took my video cards out and tested them in a working PC. Both worked, so that was fine. I tried a different power supply that I knew worked, still nothing. Now I was worried, it being either the motherboard or CPU. I talked to XFX and they told me since I was still under warranty they'd replace the motherboard or service it if I sent it in. About a week later I got it back, threw it into the case...same thing. No post, no beeps, nothing. All my connections are fine.

So I think it may be my processor (q6600). I contacted intel (Who has a 3 year warranty on their processors), and they informed me that since I misplaced my original packaging they wouldn't warranty my processor, but if I found it I would need to determine it was the problem before I could get an RMA to send it back in anyways.

I'm wondering if there is anything i'm overlooking to get my comp back up and running. If it is the CPU, i'm just going to replace it with a q9550, but I want to make sure it's the problem before I drop 300$ for a new one. I don't h... Read more

A:Computer will not boot / bios will not post.

Bumping to hopefully get some sort of response.

Any advice is appreciated.
 

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Greets,

I just recently changed something with my bios and now my comp doesn't boot up at all. Not getting any power to the keyboard anymore, the monitor doesn't display ANYTHING, no post tests or anything. I'm a complete newb when it comes to tweaking bios so I probably shouldn't have been messing with anything there in the first place, but I guess that's obvious now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Messed with my bios and now it won't boot, no post...

Search forum

this has been talked about often here do search for methods that might fix
 

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Hallo, I have been trying to figure out forever how to boot from CD or USB on a windows 7 ASUS N53SV. I thought that to do this, you would always have to tap a 'F1*' key. Well, none of those keys brought me into the BIOS or a Boot-Menu. Pressing 'F10' ws the closest thing to what I was looking for, which said something about booting, and 'winload.exe' which did nothing. I finally read today on another thread that pressing 'Del' will also bring you into BIOS to change the boot menu or something else, which on my ASUS, of course brought me there...

So why did ASUS choose the delete key to go into BIOS and not a F11 key or something?? What's so great about making delete the key to go into BIOS ? To find out your F11 key's do nothing you want them to do?

A:Why Del Key? BIOS Boot Menu

Different motherboard manufacturers use different keys to get into bios. When you boot up, usually below the manufacturers logo screen it will tell you which key to push for BIOS and which key to push for te one time boot menu. If it does not, your manual will. Use the one time boot menu to boot from CD/DVD or USB. That only affects that one boot, it does not change the boot order you set in BIOS. In BIOS, I usually set my CD/DVD as first boot device and the hard drive as second boot device. That way if you have a bootable CD/DVD in the tray it will boot from that.

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Hi, I have a Medion laptop (Vista) here that is stuck in a "system resuming from hibernation" screen on boot, then it asks for a password, which we don't know, (I'm fixing it for someone) I tried starting without the hard drive, reseated the memory, held down the power button 30 secs with no battery or power, can't seem to get to a normal post to access the bios to maybe boot from a repair cd. Any ideas?
 

A:Can't get to boot menu or bios!

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Hi, i have a new pc but i cant seem to get into the bios of boot menu? my bios is 'Republic of Gamers' but i dont know the key to press to get into it. i have looked on google but cant find anything.

Thanks

A:Cant Get into Boot Menu or Bios

Try the DEL key during bootup.

Regards,
Golden

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Hi

Satellite C850-F0055 laptop

I am trying to figure out how to access the boot menu at power on.
I have tried f2 & f12, f2+fn & f12+fn, tried holding the keys, tapping the keys
holding for 1 second etc, I have tried all the f keys as well, tried esc, backspace
ctr+ del nothing works.
what happens when I boot up, within 1 second 'Toshiba Innovation' screen appears
and then proceeds to load Windows 8.1.
I can access BIOS/UEFI via charms-pc settings and navigate to UEFI and get in that
way but that won't help if I need safe mode.
My settings are:- ODD/USB/HDD, boot speed set to 'normal', Secure boot disabled
I have a dual boot system with Windows/Linux.
If I put a boot disk in and power up, the boot option is totally ignored but with the disk still in
and Windows loaded and I access UEFI via the above route, enter UEFI and exit again
immediately the disk bursts into life and loads the disk as is supposed to happen at start.

I have not sure where to go now so any help will be appreciated

Cheers Rozzer

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My computers been untouched for a couple days now and when I went to turn it on today the BIOS screen loads up and post screen comes up but after that nothing happens!
All I get is a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner! I took out the small battery to reset bios but that didnt fix it. Any suggestions would help!
 

A:HELP!!!!!!!! Computer wont boot or anything after BIOS and Post!

Safe Mode not working either? Jazz
 

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Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF). Will not boot - Diagnostics are Amber Power light (steady) and diagnostic lights 2,3 & 4 flashing amber - this indicates a corrupt or missing BIOS. Turning on, the PC powers up but immediately starts the flashing diagnostic lights. This is my daughters computer and appears to have just randomly happened.

Had the issue confirmed by Dell, but as I bought it second hand and have no idea which company originally owned it, I cant get a repair via any warranty.

Have downloaded the BIOS from Dell and created an MS-Dos start-up disk (via Rufus) on both a USB drive and a CD. The PC will not attempt to boot from either source and continues to flash the diagnostic lights. As I have no access, I cant change the boot sequence.

Is there any method to force a boot from either USB or CD? - or an alternate option?

Most forums tend to recommend a new motherboard when this happens in Dells, but be great to avoid this if possible.

A:Corrupt or Missing BIOS - no POST, can't boot from USB or CD

Hey, sorry to hear

Did you try clearing the CMOS? you may need to search how to clear it for your PC

Also do you get any action on the screen when you power up? You can try Boot Menu option (usually lists the key to press when BIOS first screen) which is a one time "boot from" menu.

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I replaced my motherboard. Now at start up it stops and waits for me to hit f1 for BOIS or f2 to boot. What do I need to change to fix this? The system runs fine expect for some sluggishness but that is another topic.
 

A:Solved: BIOS screen at startup? Have to hit f2 to boot windows.

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Hello world, I am Kiran.
     As you can see in title i have a problem i am finding solution for 2 days by now. Found many suggestion on what to do on youtube, yahoo answers and many other alternate sites but unfortunately there was no solution for me, i mean i am beginner as compared to many people on this forum and i think there are many thing i haven't tried yet as i know this forum can suggest it.
     Problem is i am not able to navigate or perform any operation in bios once i am there. its weird since if my keyboard wasn't supposed to work in bios i shouln't even able to get there by pressing Del key in the first place; or f12 for boot selection menu. from the menu it like froze up there. it works fine in windows ones i m in, or within that f8 key operations that brings up several options and safe mode during startup. so its only not working in cmos/bios munu snd boot selection.
here's the Detail of hard ware:   
     1. gigabyte motherboard model:g31m-es2l
     2. logitech ps2 keyboard
     3. not necessary i think (core2 duo, ddr2 2 gb X2 RAMs, 2gb Nvidea grafics)
 
     Things i've already tried:
1. clear cmos by jumper
2. changed cmos battery(since it was depleted after 1 yr of no use)
3. tested with another ps2 keyboard
4. updated bios from gigabyte online services 2 times
5. removed viruses lol and still cleaning
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A:Keyboard(PS2) not working in Bios menu and Boot selection menu.

If your system currently has a malware problem/situation...this is not the correct forum for such.
 
Any issues that the system has developed...may be related to malware.  Rather than start a million topics for emerging symptoms...let's see if we can neutralize the malware aspect and then go on to whatever issues may appear.
 
Moved topic to Am I Infected forum.
 
Louis

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I just got my T460s and trying to clean install Windows 10. I go the flash drive loaded and I am unable to get into the BIOS or a boot menu. I have tried F12, F1 and all with and without the Fn key. It booted into the BIOS on the first boot for some reason. Can someone help me here? Thank you in advance.











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A:T460s not able to get into BIOS or boot menu

Hello and welcome,
 
Have you tried F12 during/after a restart from the current OS?  Or on startup after a full shutdown (SHIFT+Shut down)?
 
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I recently put together a barebones Shuttle PC. All of the components are installed and I managed to get everything configured with Windows XP Pro SP2. And adjusted an I/O error issue that I had with my DVDRW drive.

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I originally had 1GB of DRAM for installing the OS, but later added RAM that was originally not compatible with the OS installation. But the OS does recognize the memory boost.

I ran memtest-86 and there were no memory errors.

Does it matter if this text is in bright white?
"DDR2 667 Single Channel, 64-bit"

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Pheonix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PC
Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Phoenix Technologies, LTD

(SN27S010) nForce 570 MCP

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IDE Channel 3 Master : None

IDE Channel 4 Master : None
IDE Channel 5 Master : None

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i am reformatting now
 

A:Solved: built first pc and is verry slow to boot bios screen let alone xp

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Hi, I'm just in the process of setting up my new RL85 and I'm having issues with the boot menu disappearing and it not accepting f12 or del at boot. I upgraded Win8 to Win10 on the inbuilt hdd and also upgraded the bios to A03 and i loaded the defaults on next boot. However I wanted a clean install of Win10 on an SSD I'd added into the spare bay. My first attempt at this resulted in the original Windows Boot Manager being used on the original drive which I didn't want. So I managed to remove all the partitions from the default drive (I have a clonezilla image of this if I need to recover it) and perform a clean install of win10 on the SSD. I did notice I had some issues getting into the boot menu for the USB Windows install and running clonezilla to the point that it only allowed me to do it at one point when the boot process crashed. Anyway today when I wanted to take another clonezilla image I could not get it to provide the f12 boot device options. So I reflashed bios A03 and managed to get into the bios and force it to show the options once again and also noticed the acer boot graphics were reinstated. This worked for a few boots until I ran a chkdsk on Windows and following that the boot menu options have disappeared again and it will not accept f12 or dela to select boot devices or get into the bios. So any suggestions as not being able to get into the bios or boot from other devices is a major issue. Is this a bug with the A03 bios?

A:RL85 BIOS Boot Menu Disappeared

I've found what the issue was and its my lack of experience/understanding of how the uefi bios works. If using an OS that does not provide a uefi aware boot manager/OS then bios boot menu will appear and function as expected. If using an OS that is aware like Win8/10 then the boot menu disappears and the f12/del keys won't work. To access the bios setting and select a boot device you first have to boot into Win10 (in my case) and then press the shift key whilst selecting restart and the options will be there or you may have to drill down a few advanced menus. I'm not sure if there are any other key presses you can make on boot to be presented with the same options or not. Also if you remove the disk with the uefi aware OS then the standard boot menu will reappear and function as expected.  I guess there are benefits to better bios integration and management with the OS although without any information on this being displayed to the user it relies on google a bit too much.  More info here -> http://www.howtogeek.com/175649/what-you-need-to-know-about-using-uefi-instead-of-the-bios/

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Hello There,

I'm currently in the processing of wanting to perform a refresh of the OS on my laptop. When I purchased the laptop from a well known department store, it came loaded with Windows 7, despite the pre-loaded OS being Windows 8 when purchased.

I've already disabled fast shut down, as recommended elsewhere on the forum. However, after numerous shut downs and start ups, pressing all manner of combination of keys to try and get either the boot menu or bios up, I just cannot do it. It boots straight to Windows.

I've attempted to boot from an external DVD drive aswell as a bootable USB.

I've tried F2, F12, F10, ESC and DEL on boot, but nothing. With repeated pressing, with continuous hold, with the FN key, just incase... just nothing!

Could anyone provide some insight into this please?

Regards,
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A:SATELLITE U940-11N - Cannot get into BIOS or Boot Menu

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I've found what the issue was and its my lack of experience/understanding of how the uefi bios works. If using an OS that does not provide a uefi aware boot manager/OS then bios boot menu will appear and function as expected. If using an OS that is aware like Win8/10 then the boot menu disappears and the f12/del keys won't work. To access the bios setting and select a boot device you first have to boot into Win10 (in my case) and then press the shift key whilst selecting restart and the options will be there or you may have to drill down a few advanced menus. I'm not sure if there are any other key presses you can make on boot to be presented with the same options or not. Also if you remove the disk with the uefi aware OS then the standard boot menu will reappear and function as expected.  I guess there are benefits to better bios integration and management with the OS although without any information on this being displayed to the user it relies on google a bit too much.  More info here -> http://www.howtogeek.com/175649/what-you-need-to-know-about-using-uefi-instead-of-the-bios/

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Hi,

I plan to have two installations of windows 7, on each harddrive. I don't want a dual boot setup in the traditional sense, where Windows adds it to startup options, and the boot files are all placed on one drive, if that makes sense.

What I am after are two totally independant systems that are not aware of each other, by installing one first, then unplugging that drive, then installing the other.

The only way to boot these is via F12 boot menu, where you would select to boot from a drive, usb, or cd.

My question is, would it be possible to set in BIOS options, to always display this F12 boot menu on startup, rather than having to quickly time hitting the F12 key?

I guess this is dependant on the motherboard bios itself (Gigabyte Z87) but I have no idea what this option would be called or if it exists.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

A:How to display Bios boot menu on startup?

Not possible as far as I know. I have not seen any option in the BIOS to do that. The best you can do is set the drive with the OS you use most often as the first boot device. Then use F12 to switch to the other drive when need be.

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