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Bios Recovery, cant enter bios menu

Q: Bios Recovery, cant enter bios menu

Hello, i have a really annoying problem: Everytime i start my laptop, it wont boot up. The capslock button is blinking twice so i guess the bios is damaged. First i checked if there is a update for my bios on you driver/software download page but there isnt. So afterward i tried to recover and reinstall my bios but i cant even enter the bios update menu.In the bios recovery manual http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 it says:With the computer off, press and hold the Windows logo key and the B key at the same time.Still pressing those keys, press and hold down the Power button on the computer for 1 to 2 seconds, and then release the Power button but continue to hold the Windows and B keys until the BIOS update screen is displayed or until you hear a beeping sound (usually 8 beeps).But this isnt working. It only blinks twice continiously but wont boot. Can anyone help me? I cant find further information regarding this issue. I start to get really really annoyed by the problem because sometimes it takes up to 15-20 times to get the laptop running. Best Regards

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Which Function key or combination of keys would I need to press when I power it on to enter the BIOS / Startup menu?

A:Anyone know how to enter the BIOS / Startup menu?

IF you searched it ...
You'd know that each manufacturer has a different key to access the BIOS.
So, it would depend on your PC / laptop for starters.
Search for that key by model #, manufacturer, etc. - you may find your answer.

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I press f2 at startup and get put into a black screen with white letters. I can either boot windows normally or run diagnostics. I need to change the boot order. I am running windows 7 off mac OS X if that would make a difference but I do not believe it would knowing I can still enter the boot menu. Windows still works like a regular windows computer but I can't seem to find the windows boot order. Can anyone help me with this? I have used Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool to format the USB correctly and install the ISO files. I am not sure where to go once in the windows boot menu so that is what I am asking for. Direction to the boot order so I can change it. Thanks!

A:Why can I not enter my boot options when in my bios menu?

Hello jeplonski Welcome to the Seven Forums! The place to look would be in the user manual for either the system if premade or the board if a custom build to find out exactly which F key you need to press at post time that's right when first turning on the power or following a system restart when either the factory logo screen appears or doesn't if disabled in the bios setup program for the main board itself.

Often it will be the F4 if not F8 or F11, F12 keys that are used for bringing up the one time boot device menu. The Del key or another of the F keys will be assigned for entering the setup program right after the drives and other devices are detected at post. Once in the advanced section of the bios you will find the boot order for assigning which will be first as well as if only one, two, or three drives or devices will be set in order.

For installation from dvd in past years the dvd drive would be set as first often if there wasn't any boot device menu you could bring to select cd rom drive and see Windows installed. You had to go back in following first system restart once all the setup files had been copied from disk to hard drive to set the OS drive as the first in the boot order. Now we generally either boot from the dvd or a USB Installation Key made up using the one time boot option.

The boot device menu is not found in Windows at post time but an optional boot menu you bring up at post time. Typically you should be seeing the F key indicated right as the sys... Read more

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I had a strange set of circumstances today. I was trying to update my memory from 2 to 4g. My system would not boot with the new memory and the bios gave 3 beeps. After removing the new memory, the system would boot to XP but I had no video. I powered down and powered back up. I now had video but the system would hang. In Safe Mode, it would hang after the following entry system32/config/system. Note I never observed any windows error messages, just the hang.

I used the Recovery Console from an XP CD and did a chkdsk /r and chdsk /f
I also ran fixboot

None of these solved the problem.

I then ran fixmbr
Recovery Console displayed some kind of caution message that I had a "invalid" or something MBR and that it might prevent me from access partitions or something.

Well, I ran fixmbr anyway since i was out if ideas.

Now when I try to boot, it is freezing during the post process. When I hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup, it says "entering setup" but it never does. It seems to be hanging right after the drive detect process.
Note I have one standard IDE drive © and 2 SATA drives. Windows XP is installed on one of the SATA drives.

Any ideas? Let me know if you need any more info.

A:BIOS Hang, unable to enter BIOS Setup after running FIXMBR

This sounds more like a BIOS = hardware issue. Since you have been inside the case it is possible something got nudged loose. Re-seat your memory and video card if it is an add-on.

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My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.*

So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to format the partition, I cancel the installation. After restarting windows, it stuck at bios. I restart again and change SAT to AHCI. Restart, still stuck at bios. This time I cannot enter BIOS, recovery or change boot media. Assuming the boot sector has corrupt, will reseating the cmos battery will fix this *problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.*

A:Windows 7 Stuck At BIOS Cannot Enter BIOS or Change Boot Media

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
6. Restart.

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried rebooting...no change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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Hi everyone, I tried getting to the advanced Bios setup under Bios menu but couldnt find it. The Bios version of my Pc is insyde F.1B. please what can i do ?

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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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So a few days ago, I had the smart idea to update my Bios. I had brought up System Information and saw I hadn't updated the Bios since 2011 (it's an older computer), so I downloaded the 2013 Bios, and ran the windows installer. Everyone seemed to run fine.
 
But afterwards, the computer would restart at the Bios screen multiple times. Given enough time, it would sometimes get past the Bios screen and load Windows.
 
I tried pressing F2 to bring up the Bios menu, but it would restart before the menu popped up. After probably 4-6 resets, I could bring up the Bios menu.
 
I tried using an USB with the 2013 Bios on it to install it again, but it didn't fix anything.
 
I've heard of different things, like pulling out and putting back in (reseating) the CMOS battery to reset the Bios to the original version. I haven't tried that yet because I wanted to see if there were any other options.
 
Thank you for your time.

A:Computer Restarts at BIOS, often can't even bring up BIOS menu

I am not aware that reseating the CMOS battery will cause the BIOS to revert to the original version.  Nevertheless, have you tried re-flashing the 2013 version again?  If that doesn't solve the problem, maybe you could try flashing the 2011 version?

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 The computer wont start.   After pressing "ON" one can hear a vibration sound, it turns on an orange LED.   Stays black for two  minutes; then screen does light to a dim night-blue color.     This is for a Split x2 13-g110dx (windows 10 64bit). Already tried:  hard reset and going to BIOS (Windows button + "B"). Also tried booting from  a USB drive.   It did not work (see screen below). Any suggestion(s) of how it can still be revived ("do it myself")? Thank you.                                       Screen message  

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Hello all, I've been messing with and Googling this problem all day and am stumped. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

My laptop:
Toshiba A105-S4134
XP SP2
MCE 2005
Intel T2400 Duo Core
2 GB RAM

1. Two days ago I had a glitch - a bunch of browser windows were open and the system just sort of froze up. I ended up doing a hard restart. The PC then took a longer than normal time to boot back up.

2. That made me nervous, so yesterday I made True Image images of both partitions on the HD, that is C: (OS and apps) and D: (data).

3. This morning I decided to run a memory diagnostic disk (I had memtest86+ and Windows Diagnostics CDs on hand). I set boot priority to CD/DVD ROM using Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities > Toshiba Assist > Optimize > Toshiba Hardware Settings > Boot Priority

4. When I restarted the PC, I heard the CD Rom drive spin for a few seconds, but the screen stayed lack and didn't boot. After some time passed with no activity, I hit control/alt/delete a couple of times and XP then booted form the HD.

5. I unsuccessfully tried multiple times with three bootable CDs (that worked on another Toshiba laptop), including the Recovery and Apps disk that came with the laptop. Same result. I re-checked boot order a few times and the setting priority was still as I had set it.

6. I then found that I was unable to get into either safe mode or BIOS, or to get the PC to boot from the CD ROM during startup using any of F12, F8, F2... Read more

A:Solved: Toshiba: Cannot boot from CD or enter Safe Mode or enter BIOS on startup

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HP software said there was a bios update and it ran through this one screen said it recommended backing up the bios in case of corruption and it created a partition. Computer will now not boot and as its new I dont have a recovery disk. How is it that an automatic HP update can kill the computer. Anyone know if removing the partition will solve it or if /i have likely lost everything on the C drive. Any help appreciated thanks

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

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

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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

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I cannot enter my bios because i forgot the password which i placed on it. Please help me.

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Hey guys i have a huge problem and have been on every other tech website praying for answer but none have came. I have recently built a PC with a friend and once we finished building it we plugged it in to the monitor pressed delete and everything worked fine at with his keyboard and monitor. I brought it over to my house and plugged it into my old HP w1907 monitor and it take 2 minutes after i turn on my computer to finally show on the monitor! After that i try entering the BIOS with a Logitech mk 345 wireless combo and its almost as if it not even plugged in, i have tried everything from buying the brand new Logitech keyboard to plugging it into USB 2.0 instead of 3.0. The keyboard i tried before the Logitech one was a PS2 HP keyboard. Its came to the point where i am almost giving up on the whole build. Hope you guys could help!
My specs are:
MSI Geforce GTX 960
AMD FX 8350
MSI 760GM-P34
Kingston 8GB of RAM
1 TB Hitachi Hard Drive
Rosewill FBM-01 case
If i forgot anything just let me know thank you guys!
 

A:Cant enter BIOS!?

Well it could be that you may need to use a PS2 keyboard to initially access the BIOS setup, then consult the mobo manual as to where to enable the USB functionality you may need, such as legacy. As far as accessing the BIOS with a wireless combo, that might not work at all depending on the type of USB receiving unit. That would explain why it takes so long for the video to fire up your monitor, the PC is probably looking for a keyboard and mouse and not finding them, eventually it gives up and completes the POST anyway. Just a theory.
The Cleaver
 

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Hi,
I need help.
i have Lenovoz570, core i3. It had installed windows 7 Home Premium AO OEM.
It has many problems. It was working nicely but

I installed windows 10 from cd and converted its hard drive into MBR to GPT
Bcoz of that its some hardware functions were not working.
So i came back to windows 7.

But i does not enter into bios and also does not boot from cd.

Anybody can help me.
Its urgent. Bcoz i have some projects stuck inside.

Thanks.

A:Can not enter into bios

REVERT it back to MBR.
There was no need to change it!!! if you were running the OS on the original drive
Try installing 7 again

Roy

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Hello Everyone!
 
My first post on these forums, I am looking for help with a specific problem. I have a Lenovo G40-30 laptop which does not boot up the BIOS. Pressing the BIOS button on the laptop and selecting the BIOS gives me a black screen with a still cursor in the top left hand corner. The only part of the BIOS I am able to enter is the boot selection. 
 
I have Windows 8 running on the laptop, but I occassionally get a BSOD which is why I have been wanting to enter the BIOS and format everything and get a fresh, clean install. 
 
My question is how can I reset the BIOS? I am unable to reset the CMOS battery because it is soldered onto the motherboard, unless taking it apart and re-soldering will reset it? 
 
I am looking for any ideas/solutions to my problem.
 
Many thanks! 
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.










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A:G40-30 - Can't enter BIOS?!

Hi Akuto , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Depending on the model of your machine, initially best way to start is to perform power drain. 
 
Turn off the pc and remove the battery and unplug the ac adapter charger . 
Press down the power button down for 15 seconds.
If possible to remove the harddrive to prevent fast boot . 
 
Place back the battery and charger. 
Turn it back on using the Lenovo button and choose BIOS set up . 
F9 should load defaults and F10 to save and exit. 
Any BSOD  without the harddrive?
 
Turn it back off and place back the harddrive .
Start back with the same Novo button for the BIOS set up and check if the harddrive is detected  and restart . 
 
It would be helpful to have the model and machine number so that we can check further but you may also refer to the user guide and hardware manual downloadable from the support site. 
It would indicate the same process for a Factory reset  for your machine accessible thru the same Novo Button. 
 
System Recovery will delete everything on the PC and reimage it back the way it was from out of the box .
One Key Recovery from Inittial backup is the hidden factory partition on the same harddrive.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
Regards
 

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I have tried many combos to try to get into my bios. I have a compaq and it says to press F10 to acess the setup , so i press it, but it just procceeds to the log in window. Sometimes I spam F10 and get something about intilizing, but then again it proceeds to the log in window. What am I doing wrong here, will someone please help! Thanks
 

A:Cannot enter the bios

try DEL or F1
 

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Hi,
I need help.
i have Lenovoz570, core i3. It had installed windows 7 Home Premium AO OEM.
It has many problems. It was working nicely but

I installed windows 10 from cd and converted its hard drive into MBR to GPT
Bcoz of that its some hardware functions were not working.
So i came back to windows 7.

But i does not enter into bios and also does not boot from cd.

Anybody can help me.
Its urgent. Bcoz i have some projects stuck inside.

Thanks.

A:Can not enter into bios

REVERT it back to MBR.
There was no need to change it!!! if you were running the OS on the original drive
Try installing 7 again

Roy

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Can't get into bios. 'puter will start up... Hang at "hit del to enter setup"....then I get 2 short beeps pause and 1 beep. It show CMOS checksum error and CMOS Display error. I then get .....Press F1 to enter set up .......Press F2 to continue. have check AMI and it says it's a memory problem. Have tried moving CMOS jumper....Have tried removing CMSO battery(overnight).... It comes up the same way...Not sure what I'm doing..
I don't know what the psu is... no lable where it can be read...
Just put in an FIC SD11 mobo. Have checked all cables, and memory sticks. Have tried with only HD and Video card... keyboard isn't reconized. When I try to tap del or F1..F2 nothing happens. Lights on drives light up... except small floppy. Computer was working before changing mobo.
:giddy:
Thank you for any help you can give or direct me in any direction.
 

A:Can't enter Bios

Hi...
PSU stands for Power Supply Unit.

if AMI says its memory... go ahead and try anothe memory module (if you have one) to see if you still have the problem...

if you do... then it could be dead CMOS...
 

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Hi, i have windows xp SP3 on a biostar M7ncd mobo. and I cannot enter bios. On startup i have tried pushing a ton of different keys and holding the delete button down....nothing works....any ideas? The computer is AMD athlon XP2400, dont know if that helps or not.

A:Cant Enter Bios?

When booting your PC before the Windows XP screen, there is text displaying boot menu and bios information/hotkeys.

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Hello, I am trying to enter the BIOS on a lenovo Y5070.I could do it a few days ago, but now the NOVO button doesn't do anything.I recently got the motherboard replaced and have the latest firmware installed on it. Any advice?

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I can't enter my BIOS. Whenever i hit alt+F2, I'm asked to insert disk and press enter, I put in my dos boot disk, and hit enter. It takes me to a screen that says Source file not found! What happened to my bios??
 

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I'm at a complete loss here. Brand new T430. I changed the settings in BIOS to UEFI and installed Windows 7 x64 successfully. But I can no longer get into the BIOS. F1, F12, Enter nothing works.Please help!Thanks much!!











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A:Cannot get into BIOS using F1 or Enter

Hello,
 
Do you see the prompt during POST  "To interrupt normal start up, Press Enter"  ?

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Hello SF, me back again.

I have this problem for a while. The problem is next:

On my laptop, with Win7 Ultimate, I can't enter into BIOS. Simply, there is no Del - Bios text or anything like that... I don't know why is this happening. I can only use F8 to enter into Safe Mode.

Laptop model Asus K55VJ.

Thanks, StalkeR.

A:Cant enter into BIOS

Hey Boshko,

According to this manual,

Asus K55VJ | User's Manual for English Edition - Page 33

It's F2 to enter the BIOS,

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motherboard is ms7613 ver1.1, how can I enter bios to change boot up orders?

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I am having a problem with my M6800.  Pressing F2 during boot will not get me into the BIOS, the computer just boots into Windows.  Pressing F12 does not get me into the boot menu.  It seems that the keys are being ignored during boot.  Any ideas?  I want to install Windows 10 in a new partition so I can boot to either Windows 7 or 10 for development purposes.  Thanks,

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Long story short, i cant enter my pc's bios. I tried going to the advanced startup and UEIF is not available. And when I restart my pc it starts up so fast I cant even press the button (at least thats what I think)

Here are my pc specs: Amazon.com: CybertronPC 5150 Escape Gaming PC (Orange): Computers & Accessories

And even though the sepcs say it has windows 7 it shipped to me with windows 8

A:Can't Enter Bios

Can't you just hold a button designed to enter BIOS before you push the switch ? It's usually Del, Esc; F1 or F2 or...

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Ive been gradually morphing the system in my sig for about a year and recently decided to tweak the oc up alittle more after getting a top notch heat sink.

1st boot after changing sink reported Windows file missing so just for the hell of it I entered BIOS and relaxed RAM settings on a hunch and it booted fine.

Everything runs fine, including a 6*C drop in load temps (thats another 6* of clocking then ;] )

EXCEPT: hitting del during startup no longer enters BIOS, it goes straight through to windows.

I have a USB keyboard which I suspect, however I was in the BIOS only 4 hours ago with this kb to change the RAM timings after the 1st unsuccessful boot.

All ive done since the refit is zipped a few big files to check load temps, surfed a bit and gamed for half an hour. At no point did temps rise above 45*C.

Odd...
 

A:can't enter BIOS?

Just clear the bios with the jumper, boot, make your changes. As far as getting into bios now, it may be that your board just has some quirks to it.
 

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hi,

cant enter bios stuck on windows screen requesting that i press del. that doesn't work. wanteer to try and boot from xp disc but cant enter settings to boot from cd rom as i cant get off first screen .

help
 

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When I start my Cmptr .. F1 or Del option does not appear ( to enter Bios ) it go's straight to Windows..
 

A:Enter Bios

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I was given this unit and it had no sound ,in device manager went to sound and there was no sound device, loaded one into unit and still no sound. Also all of the place;s in the speaker and audio part are all grayed out. I have tryed a number of ways to enter the bios but no luck, the unit a hp s7320n slimline. Maybe someone can tell me of a way to get into the bios I'm at loss never run into this before . thanks splice
 

A:can't enter the bios

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How do I enter BIOS on Veriton vx275?  I need to determine the BIOS version that exists.thanks 

A:How to enter bios

press DEL at boot.

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How do I enter BIOS on Veriton vx275?  I need to determine the BIOS version that exists.thanks 

A:How to enter bios

press DEL at boot.

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Hi, I have a custom pc, and I am trying to turn of the automatic fan control (so I can use speedfan to control the fan speeds). to do this, I need to enter the BIOS, but I cant.

when I boot, my pc tells me to press DEL to enter bios, and I do, and... nothing

cue 10 , minutes restarting and mashing the hell out of my keyboard. still nothing.

I dont have a fn key to press, its a standard keyboard, no special bios, just the standard asus bootscreen.

any help?!?
 

A:Can't enter BIOS

What kind of bios you have is it AMI BIOS, AWARD BIOS, PHOENIX BIOS ETC, try pressing f2 button..
 

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I can't enter the BIOS of my computer in order to do a complete format of my computer. My computer would freeze sometimes on the starting screen when i have a disc inside. My computer doesn't detect my Discs nor the drive
 

A:Can't enter BIOS

Hellguard99 said:

I can't enter the BIOS of my computer in order to do a complete format of my computer. My computer would freeze sometimes on the starting screen when i have a disc inside. My computer doesn't detect my Discs nor the driveClick to expand...

Hi hellguard99
When your ASUS screen shows press Delete give it a couple of quick presses.
Regards.
Rex

 

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I have a PC from Medion, the Microstar. Recently purchased a SSD Hard Drive from Samsung SSD 850 EVO 120GB. On my PC there is a compartment already fitted out with the necessary SATA connections. Installed the SSD and started my PC (OS is Windows 7 Home Edition already installed by the manufacturer). After startup OS reported that the SSD was recognised.
Searched for this in Windows Explorer/Computer but could not find the drive letter, the only ones indicated were HARD DISK DRIVES Boot (C) and Recover (D), Devices with Removable Storage DVD RW Drive (E), Removable Disk (F), Removable Disk (G), Removable Disk (H) and Removable Disk (I).
I then closed the PC and restarted going into BIOS with the F8 key. There I was shown a blue screen menu with the options of selecting a BOOT drive Disk. Among those shown were the SSD and a HDD the latter which I presumed is my Boot (C) drive. No other options were indicated, no Menu etc. I tried many keys, F1 through to F10 but all with the same result, nada. Exited the 'BIOS' ? and booted normally.
The non recognition of the SSD and the inability to enter further into the BIOS is puzzling to say the least. As I do not have a great deal of knowledge concerning computers I would be most gratefull of any help in this direction.

A:Cannot enter BIOS for SSD recognition

There is no reason to go into the Bios.

You have to format the ssd and give it a letter for it to show up. (Common knowledge)

If you go into disk management you will see it as unallocated.

Right click on it to format it as a primary partition.

Start Button>Right click computer>click manage>click disk management

maximize the window and you`ll see the ssd.

Example here but the bar across the top of it will be black

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Hello all,

Got a bit of a problem with a dell xps 400. The machine badly needs to be reloaded, so i have need to enter the setup utility to configure the raid controller so that XP setup will detect the HDD.

The problem is that the computer refuses to enter the Setup Utililty. I can select it from the boot menu, or I can press f2 at the dell POST screen, but in either case the computer will attempt to load BIOS setup, then act as if nothing happened and start to load windows. I have even tried removing all bootable media just in case, and when the standard "no system disk press F1 to retry or F2 to enter setup utility" message appears, i wil press F2 and the message will just repeat, over and over.

I have tried reflashing the BIOS to version A07 and the problem still exists. Without the ability to enter the BIOS setup utility and configure for windows setup the computer will eventually be useless.

HAS ANYONE ever experienced this before? I can only think its a hardware problem but other than refusing to enter the BIOS utility it works fine (windows only needs to be reinstalled because of the usual junk buildup but the pc is stable).

Any help is appreciated, this is driving me nuts.
 

A:XPS 400 will not enter bios setup

Try clearing the motherboard's CMOS by jumper or by removing the CMOS battery
 

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My computer had an error a while back to where it wouldn't boot up because something was wrong with one of the front usb ports. I took it in to a local computer shop and they fixed it. They installed 2 new ports and gave me an extender that you plug in and it gives me 4. The front 2 ports and the original back 2 ports won't work. Now here's where the problems joins in. When I re-start my computer, I can't enter the bios because my keyboard nor mouse will work until I can see my desktop background. Is there anyway I can fix this or any other way to reformat or enter my bios settings?
 

A:Can't enter bios to reformat

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My problem is not being able to enter the bios on a MSI K7N2G after rebuilding a spare pc with my old motherboard (which was working OK prior to the rebuild) the only difference in the set up is that there is no floppy drive fitted just a hard drive, CD and CDRW drives. The screen shows

Main Processor AMD XP2400+
Mem test 229376K +32M Shared memory
Dram Clock for DDR 333
Primery Master 1C35L09oAVV207-V230A66A
Primary Slave None
Secondary Master None
Secondary Slave R/RW 8x4x32 V2.5
Floppy Disk (Fail40)
CMOS Checksum Error- Defaults loaded
Press F1 To Continue, Del to Enter Set Up

02.14.2003 Nvida-Nforce-6A61BM49C-00

but neither work as the keyboard does not seem to be working i.e.No response from any key, no caps lock num lock lights showing. Key board works fine on other PC.

Have removed the battery and cleared CMOS by altering the jumper setting but still back to square one. Tested battery voltage is OK
Hard drive OK have also tried a floppy drive but still no joy with it fitted, even tried with no drives connected but still get same result. I have taken the MB out of the case in case something was grounded. Still get the same results.

Hope some one can help as I donít know what to try next thanks in advance
 

A:Unable to enter the bios

Welcome to TSG....

For help entering BIOS:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
 

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Hello, my Thinkpad is a T520, running on OS Win10, BIOS is 8AET51WW (3.1) I can't enter BIOS setup of my lenovo t520. I tried pressing F1 with and without Fn, before and during pressing start button. It seems that F1 key doesn't work at all. I tested it while win 10 is running. Windows Help should start, but diddn't. All other F-keys are working. All Window- updates are up-to-date. According to Lenovo-Solution Center (3.3.003) all drivers are up-to-date. It is really annoying. My laptop starts automatically every morning at 4:30 and I would like to enter BIOS and change relevant settings. Any advise? Best,Gwin 

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I've reset the CMOS settings of my computer (DELL 3100c) the problem now is I can't enter the bios with the USB keyboard. There are no PS/2 connections at all on the computer. When the computer starts up a screen comes on saying floppy diskette failure hit F1 or F2, but no keys work.

Does anyone know of a way I can enter the bios?

Any help would be greatly appereciated as I'm completely stuck!
 

A:Cant enter bios without PS/2 keyboard

Try another keyboard.

Remove the cmos battery for 15 minutes, reinsert it and try to enter the bios. http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100C/en/SM_en/parts0.htm#wp1056769

If you still have the floppy error and can get into the bios, go to the "Drives" section and turn the floppy controller to OFF.

I suggest replacing the cmos battery with a new one while you are in there.

CR2032 is the battery type

All your documents for that Dimension 3100C

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim3100C/en/index.htm
 

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Hi All;
To get to the point - When I boot up if I hit DELETE to get into the BIOS or F8 to get into Safe Mode, XP just continues to boot into desktop .... I can get into Safe Mode via msconfig boot - but I was able to get into BIOS & Safe Mode about 3 weeks ago but not now the ?normal way? -
I did all kind of things within the last 3 weeks like install then uninstall iTunes - which I now cannot ?install? again which is yet another problem cause I cannot delete ? old apple support? garbage & other old apple files from my computer (the Apple stuff is secondary - BIOS & Safe are primary concerns at the moment, entering the F8 & Delete way) ...
Thanks Much for any aid.... John

A:Cannot enter BIOS or SafeMode XP Pro

Sounds like the machine is not recognizing the keyboard at all. Try different keyboard(s). Change from USB to PS/2, or vice versa.

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I have an old MSI K7N2 Delta 2 motherboard with a Athlon 3200+ CPU. Recently, the computer started acting flakey and it finally crashed and would not POST. I suspected a bad PSU.

The following troubleshooting has been done.

1. replaced PSU with a new, working one. PC posts, passes memory test but does not proceed further. cannot enter BIOS when holding DEL key.

2. disconnected hard drives. jumpered CMOS battery. PC Posts, splash screen defaults, cannot enter BIOS when holding DEL key.

3. removed CMOS battery. PC Posts, splash screen defaults, cannot enter BIOS when holding DEL key.

I don't know what else to do. I am concerned the mobo might be fried. I really don 't want to throw a whole lot of money in this 6 year old computer as it is so ancient. The only thing left is to remove the wifi card and fax card.
update: took out all extra cards. also tested ram cards one by one (all 3) still the same. I even changed keyboards. I think the mobo is toast, but I do welcome suggestions.
 

A:Old PC crash, cannot enter BIOS

Maybe the RAM isn't really passing the test. If the BIOS is set for quick boot, doesn't it skip the memory test? If so, try using one RAM stick at a time as see if it changes anything. If you have access to any other compatible RAM to test with, that might help. I don't know if that would affect the inability to enter the BIOS but that's all I can think of to try at the moment.
 

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Good Morning

I have a PC Qosmio G50-12Q - OS is Window Vista 32 bit

How I make to enter in the BIOS of the system ?

Which are the keys to press ?

Tank you

A:How to enter BIOS on Qosmio G50-12Q?

When you start notebook at the bottom left corner you can find info which button must be used to enter BIOS settings. I don?t have Qosmio G50 and cannot say for sure but try please ESC, F1 or F2.

One of them must work.

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I only need to know how to enter the BIOS on Qosmio E10!

Thanks in advance

globii

A:How to enter bios on Qosmio E10?

You can enter the BIOS with ESC.
Press ESC directly after power on the notebook.

Good luck!

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Hi,

I have a Tecra S11 With windows 7 enterprise 32bit installed. I want to make a backup image and installl Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit. However I cant figure out how to enter the BIOS to change the DVD drive to first boot device.

After 1 sec. of a Toshiba logo I'm requested a user pasword, after this it directly boots in the currently installed Windows 7.
esc, del, f1, f2, f10, f11, f12, tried them all, but no BIOS menu to be found. What is the trick?

gr,

A:Tecra S11 - How to enter the BIOS?

Hi

According the user manual you have to press F2 key to enter the BIOS setup but you must press the key before Toshiba logo appears.
Does it work?

Alternative you can change the boot order using "Toshiba HWsetup" tool that is preinstalled on your notebook.

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I've recently upgrade my graphics card on my Compaq and I think my 300 watt power supply may be struggling. I haven't upgraded it yet and I was trying to refrain from doing that, which is why I purchased the ATI hd6670 1gb Gddr5. It seems to be the best bang for your buck, as far as cards that really don't need a upgraded power supply, at least from what I've been reading. I was trying to adjust my power settings but I just can't seem to find the option to get into the bios. F11 is for system restore, F2 is boot menu, and ESC is settings. I went to ESC to check the settings, but there isn't anywhere to adjust bios in there. I tried all the other F keys with no luck. I know I could probably go to a HP/compaq support forum, but I figured since I'm up here a lot, and there are a lot of PC gamers up here also, I could ask. I have upgraded the computer to the max RAM that it supports, which is 4gb 6400spd, and it does have a AThlon 64 dual core processor, so while it isn't a monster gaming PC by no means, I think it would be a decent mid-range one. Any thoughts on how to adjust power settings in bios? I have the Ati Catalyst Control Center, but there isn't anything in there to adjust power settings, or devert voltage for the card. I tried MSI after burner, but the voltage set up is locked. I've read that ATI cards lock their voltage settings, is this true? Thanks for any input. I'm usually a console gamer, but I'm trying ... Read more

A:Anyone know how to enter the BIOS of a HP/Compaq?

I haven't looked up the power requirements for a 6670 but I think I can safely say you'll need a new power supply, preferably a reliable brand. If you still wanna get into the bios you could try the "delete" key.
 

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How do I enter the BIOS after I manually start my computer? I tried pressing F1, F2 and F12 soon after my laptop boots up but that doesnt work. Instead it goes straight to the desktop. What should I do?

A:How Do I Enter the BIOS at Boot Up?

Different computers use different keys.

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Hi

I have a CM6730 Asus PC with a P8H61-M PRO/CM6630 motherboard.

I was having problems getting good Graphics performance and the topic of Integrated vs discrete GPU came up,
the options in the BIOS were set to use iGPU, since then I do not get the option on boot to
enter the BIOS.

I have tried ASUS but they want me to send the unit in for repair.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

My rig has W8.1 fully updated.

Cheers

Daniel

A:Cannot enter BIOS Asus PC

I don't know if this also applies to your motherboard: How to Use USB BIOS Flashback - ASUS

If it doesn't apply there may still be a way to reflash the BIOS with the right key combo on start up but it sounds like your BIOS is glitched and may even be a chip problem. Might have to go back to them.

Also assume you've seen this, F12 is supposed to work: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61M_PRO/

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Help me, i'm italian and have a problem with my pc. Please helps meAs the title, I can not get into the UEFI bios, startup I press the "esc" button appears (http://support.hp.com/doc-images/579/c03384542.jpg) on the screen click UEFI setting but nothing happens, I also tried from here (http://support.hp.com/doc-images/709/c04281260.jpg) but don't appears UEFI settings. Helps me!!!

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I've also tried an external keyboard...nada.  What am I missing?

A:571, W8.1 won't enter BIOS on F2 press

http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/27103/~/accessing-the-uefi-(bios)-setup-on-a-window...

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Hi there, i need to enter Bios setup but i'm unable to do it. I tried to press all the functions keys but there's nothing.Can someone help me please.Thanks

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Can someone tell me how to enter the BIOS  I need to add some ram to my graphics card but i cant access the BIOS menu to  update it.  It takes me to HP invent.  I can see the BIOS details but cant enter it.

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Hi, I'm new to the forums but am completely dumbfounded and could use some help. I'll start at the beginning but this is probably going to be long.

My computer turned off on its own one day. When I tried to restart it the fans all powered up for about 2-3 then it would shut back off. I researched the problem and decided it was either the PSU or the motherboard. Since I wanted to upgrade my board and proc anyway I went ahead and bought a new MB, proc, RAM and then the cheapest 500W+ PSU I could find just to test if mine was bad or not (it wasn't).

I installed all of the new parts and got an error message saying that the cpu had been changed and I need to update bios, which I knew was going to happen but it said that before I could even hit del to enter bios. So I hit del and it says "entering setup..." and it goes to black a screen like it is about to load then just sits there and doesn't do anything.

If I don't try and enter bios it will load all the way into XP and runs everything fine. I even used the disc that came with the mobo and loaded all the mobo drivers. I don't seem to be having any problems at all other than not being able to enter bios. I'm waiting on a copy of XP from my brother to arrive in the mail so I can format but I don't think that will solve the problem I am having now. I have tried resetting cmos with the jumper on the board which didn't help anything.

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How to enter bios setting it is showing something different like cmos set up, advanced set up etc, how to enter bios setting

A:how to enter bios setting

Usually when you boot up there will a message on the screen - text format - telling you what to press to enter setup or similar.Including the make and model of computer is always useful when posting a call for help...

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I have been trying to put XP onto a hard drive that I previously only used as a second archive hard drive, but when I take out the current main hard drive and set the slave to master, then boot-up with my bootable XP CD it won't do anything and gives me an error.

First time it completely ignored the bootable CD, gave me a blank screen and stopped, saying that the System 32 hal.dll file was missing. After several more attempts I gave up and put the old main hard drive in, set the one I was trying to put XP on back to slave, then formatted the second hard drive from C:\.

I then took out the old main hard drive again, set the second one to slave and tried booting up again with my bootable XP CD. This time it completely ignored everything, gave me the black screen and this time a different error: 'NTLDR is missing' and told me to Cntrl+Alt+Del to restart. I tried this a couple of times and just got the same thing.

So, next thing I wanted to check was the BIOS to see if booting from CD was definitely enabled (it always has been and I have used it before on this PC). I pressed delete on start-up as I have always done to enter the BIOS and it WILL NOT enter the BIOS! Tried again several times and it just won't do it.

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A:Can't Enter BIOS At Start-Up & Can't Put XP On New HDD

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hi, I've changed my MOBO to Gigabyte.. for some reason, when i tried to enter into BIOS, it doesn't. I cud see "press DEL to enter setup" message... This screen is only up for two seconds before it flashes to the POST screen which then flashes into a screen that says "Loading Operating System". Then it loaded my OS.. Then i restarted my computer and tried to enter into BIOS again... This time I entered into BIOS.. Sometimes, it is not entering into BIOS (as I've pressed DEL so many times before the BIOS entry msg).. why it is happening sometimes ?? plz help...

A:Sometimes my Computer won't let me to enter into BIOS. Plz help.

I'm not sure. Could be a sticking key on your keyboard. Anyhow, when you hit the power button on your machine, repeatedly tap the Del key, and you should enter the BIOS. There is only a very small time window allowed for this, and it could be that you are leaving it too late.

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I have an older HP Pavillion AV976AV desktop PC that when booting immediately enter the Windows startup. I've tried every key possible to enter the BIOS. Every once in a while I could see the splash screen that describes the setup key, but only for about one third of a second. I finally videoed it and was able to stop the action on that split second, and I see where F10 is supposed to enter the setup, but it doesn't. It simply goes into Windows almost instantly. Does anyone know how I can enter the BIOS setup on this machine?

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Any help will be appreciated as i have totally messed up my PC (win xp home sp2)
I intended to re install windows on my c drive as a fresh installation to format my hard drive .
I pressed the delete key and entered the BIOS to set it to boot from CD and tried to install windows. It wouldn't boot from CD so i stupidly went ahead and installed win xp home anyway. It installed a a partition on my c drive still leaving the original files intact. Now when i start my pc i get a choice of 2 windows xp installations but the arrow keys on the keyboard do not move. 30 seconds countdown and widows opens in the new partition.
pressing delete now does not work so i cannot get into the BIOS.
I would still like to format my pc.
i now have 6 floppy disks to boot from floppy but i can't get into the the BIOS to set it to boot from floppy disk.
Help please!!
 

A:unable to enter BIOS

if you are able to boot from your floppy i would say get a MSDOS boot disk with that you chould be able to get to a command promt and use Fdisk to delete the partitions and remake one to use for new install, also note if you use fdisk to delete and remake partitions you need to do a format c: at the prompt so you can use the partition also the windows xp installer should have a format system with it if you can boot from that install cd you can delete the partitions from there as well when you choose what partition you want there should be an option to delete them as well.

i hope this information is helpful.
 

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I have win7 premium home edition. I have added a second HDD Sata 1 TB. First time computer wouldn't boot. On restart it did boot, but windows explorer shows no second HDD?
Investigation says I probably have to enter BIOS to reconfigure somehow. However, I cannot get pc to let me enter bios.
I have a gigabyte card, and I think I have to press delete key, but continuously pressing key makes no difference. The pc still boots up as normal and still doesn't recognise new hdd.
Any help appreciated. Please be gentle, I'm an old codger.

A:Second HDD not recognised, can't enter BIOS

OK, so I have managed to get into BIOS and new HDD is there. So I exited and while it didn't show up in Windows Explorer, as I hoped, it did show that it was looking for drivers etc, then asked me to reboot. I did this but 2nd HD still doesn't show in windows explorer. Device settings does show that it exists though.

Any ideas....anyone?????

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I don't know how to call this thing but as i read on the internet, it talks about the bios setup. I merged the 2 partitions of my acer travelmate 2410 then i restarted and it says "NTLDR missing". So I tried to enter the part where i can choose what to boot (F2) but it does not function. I press Esc and all i got is a window that checks my computer specs then it goes to the window that has the message "NTLDR is missing". I cannot enter my bios setup to change bootable drive.... can somebdy help me about this please...

A:Cannot Enter Bios Setup

Hit the power on button and immediately tap the F2 key.
Ntldr missing:http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

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the system is windows 7 ultimate 32bits.i have tried some control keys but all did not work.pls help.

A:cannot enter bios from my system

When you first turn on the machine-Press the Delete key until the BIOS appears.
Remember - changing BIOS settings can cause issues that may require a reset to the Default (opriginal) state of the machine.

Please provide us with the full spec's for your machine (motherboard, make and model of unit, etc.) This makes helping you so much easier.

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Hi

I recently moved to an SSD, I installed Windows 7 and it runs fine but today I wanted to dual boot with Ubuntu, so I made a bootable USB and when I tried to access the boot order settings at startup so I could boot from the USB I cant enter it, I press f2 and nothing happens

A:Can't enter BIOS settings on new SSD

According to the Users Guide, F2 is the right key. I think you need to keep trying as you may be hitting it at the wrong time.

Manual says as soon as the Samsung logo appears.

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Friends,

I just entered the CMOS and applied that option "Load highest performance". Saved it (F10) and entered Windows XP. Then I realized that I hadn't change the boot order (1st CD-ROM, 2nd IDE-0). So I rebooted it and tryed to enter the CMOS again... But I just couldn't.

PC now starts, the message "Hit DEL to run setup" appears, but I hit DEL and nothing happens (Windows XP starts).

I used to apply that "Load highest performance" setting before and this has never happened.

AMD Duron, 750 MHz, 128 Mb RAM, Bios AMI (07/12/01)

Does anybody know what happens and how can I fix it? I have to enter the CMOS. It's really hard to believe that I'll never be able to do it anymore, right? Hope you can help me.

Thanks for the attention, guys.

Hugs for all.

Bruno
 

A:Solved: Can't enter the BIOS. I hit DEL, but nothing happens.

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So, from factoy settinsg I could enter BIOS by first pressing power and the button with the lock symbol simultaneously, then I woudl get the "press enter to enter BIOS" promt upon startup. Now I selected optimize defaulst enabled and can no longer enter the BIS. I get a lenovo splash screen and am already bootd into Windows. How can I get back into BIOS, please?

A:Yoga 14, enter BIOS

It sounds like you might be running windows 10.  Easiest is to boot into windows 10 and then force a complete shutdown.  Hold the shift key while you are powering off.  You can get more time at startup to interrupt.

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It had a message that said hard drive failure imminent and should be replaced. I swapped it out with a old HD and am trying to install Windows 7 on it.
The problem is that I can't get to the bios. On start it says to press f10 to enter setup, but it doesn't do anything. When I disconnect the drive then it'll boot from CD if I press shift + f10 (still can't enter bios). And I just plug the HD back in. Now it's giving the following error when trying to install Windows:
Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.


I'm at a loss as to what to do.

A:Can't enter bios on HP P6000

You should not be hot plugging the HD, if you are. Plug it in before powering up.

Try resetting the CMOS using battery or jumper: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Change cables, ports, try another drive.

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I can not enter the bios setup any longer using the delete key, I have tried all combinations for phoenix which I found on many support guy threads but nothing helps. The only thing I can think of is a missing file but I am just guessing. Will it help if I reinstall win xp? Is there a registry fix utility that will do this? Thanks .
 

A:can not enter phoenix bios with win xp.

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I am building a new system srounf an Intel D955Xbk motherboard and Pentium D processor. I have 2 GB of RAM, an ATI x1900 video card and a Seagate 250 GB SATA hard drive.

For some reason, I cannot enter Setup by pressing F2 during startup. Pressing F2 has no effect. I need to change some settings, but am unable to. Is this a problem with the board?
 

A:Can't Enter BIOS Setup

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the hard disk has failed.I need to change A new solid state drive bought. bios screen does not come.computer does not turn in any wayPlease help me.










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A:Z580 can't enter bios

Hi Weem  , 
 
To answer your query , accessing the BIOS on this model :
Turn off the pc and use the Novo Button (item6 page 2) instead of the power button to turn it back on.
Novo Menu screen would offer BIOS set up.
 
To verify , when you said  "computer does not turn in any way " would there be any indicator LED turn ed on , any fan activity ? Was it just not showing anything onscreen  or  no indication of any power ? 
If so check on power checkout from the hardware manual for reference (page 21). 
 
Update us how things go. 
 
Regards

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Dear Friends,
i bought Inspiron 14 7447 last year, here's the spec:
i7-4710HQ 2.5 GHz8 GB RAMWindows 8.1 SL
i'm not sure if it's after the OS upgrade (from Win 8.1 to Win 10)-or- after the BIOS upgrade (from A00 to the latest A07)
When i press F2 button to enter BIOS, there's a blue colored progress bar, very slow, and after finished, it stuck with blank screen.
it's been a while since the last time i entered the BIOS, so i don't know which one is the cause, OS upgrade or BIOS update.
Please help me. Thank you very much.

Bumping Topic..

A:Can't enter BIOS (Inspiron 14 7447 / Win 10)

Bumping Topic :)

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I am assembling a new rig and can't enter the BIOS setup screen.

For initial testing, I have assembled the following components on a piece of cardboard (I have other HDDs and optical drives that I intend on installing later):

Asus P5LD2 Deluxe motherboard
Intel P4 650 3.4MHZ cpu with heatsink and fan
2x1024MHz OCZ DDR2 667MHz Gold Edition memory sticks
WD 2500KS 250GB SATA2 HDD
MSI NX7800GTX PCI Express Video card
Enermax Liberty 500W psu
Monitor
Keyboard

First I turn on the monitor, then the power (I was able to connect the case power and speaker wires to the motherboard).

This is what I hear/see:

1. Single beep.

2. IT8211 ATAPI BIOS V1.3.1.61
Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Please wait for IDE scan.

3. IT8211 ATAPI BIOS V1.3.1.61
Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Drive 0: Not Detected.
Drive 1: Not Detected.
Drive 2: Not Detected.
Drive 3: Not Detected.

4. SiI 3132 SATALink BIOS Version 7.2.18
Copyright 1997-2005 Silicon Image, Inc.

5. Single beep.

6. Flashing cursor for about 5 seconds.

7. Reboot and Select proper Boot Device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device and press any key.

I can't go any further.

Also, sometimes when I go through this process, the first thing that appears on the monitor is an image that says Asus P5LD2 Deluxe, but it only lasts for maybe 2 seconds. And sometimes during the above display, I see a brief message that says "Keyboard n... Read more

A:Can't enter BIOS Setup Screens

Have you tried to get into bios? Just checking, as you didn't mention anywhere above that you pressed the del key (it varies from bios to bios but I believe it is the del key for your motherboard).

Immediately after you hear the beep, tap your del key a few times and let us know how it goes.

You may want to clear your CMOS too, (read your manual on how to do this, but it involves moving the jumpers for a few seconds) as this may solve your checksum error.

Are the lights on your keyboard lighting up? Is it USB or PS/2? Try with PS/2 if you have it connected via USB (assuming USB isn't working).
 

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I have an IBM thinkpad 600 laptop, It posts an error code 161 and 162. I hols pressing f1 key and power on but it does not enter the BIOS setup. Also I mesured the Battery voltage but it has the correct voltage level, 3V. any one can help me solving this problem. or at less tell me how to access this BIOS.

thanks,
Maher
 

A:Can't Enter the Bios setup (IBM thinkpad 600)

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Hello,I am using Dell Inspiron n4010 from the last 2.5 yrs.My laptop monitor stopped working thats why I bought an external Dell monitor..................Its working fine but I need to install the windows now..........Unfortunately,I cant enter into the BIOS from the external monitor and cant change the boot device to DVD rom.
Can anyone please tell how can I enter into the BIOS by using the external monitor(I have set it as a primary monitor but it still not working)??The screen comes up after the windows turns on..........Is there any way to recover it???????Please help..........

A:I cant enter into bios using external monitor

Yes - I know - that is what I am trying to show you how to do !
If you follow my instructions given in my last post you won't see anything during the "6 seconds".but the boot process will stop at the BIOS screen  and pressing the FN&F1 or F1 will switch from the dead internal monitor to the external.

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Hi People,
I have an Alienware M17-R1 laptop. I get the first screen with F10 Boot Options and F2 Enter Setup. Pressing the buttons many times at reboot but they never work. I then get the Startup bios, shows bios name...next screen is the option screen to run in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with networking.......selecting any option does not do anything, That screen will time out. The last screen has on it cannot find sfsync04.sys Error 0x0000428.
I cannot get into the bios. Tried all the function keys at startup that the manual suggested. I unplugged the cmos battery. No help. When I did receive this laptop the battery was unplugged but I do not think that would matter.
What would be wrong if I cannot get into the bios setup. BTW: I cannot boot from CD either.
Peace,
kozman
 

A:Alienware laptop - Cannot enter bios

Hello Friends,
Well I figured out the laptop keyboard is bad. Many keys do not work. The ones to enter the bios, the "enter" key.... I found out by pressing the keypad "enter" key which worked when selecting items from the safe mode menu. KISS when starting to trouble shoot. :;O)
Now I just have to find out why it won't boot into windows.
Peace,
kozman
 

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Hello,
I was upgrading a friend's Computer with a new CDRW ( Liteon52/24/52 and 128 Meg SDRAM. The Computer is an old Gateway, Pentium 433Mhz. I hooked everything up and then it started happening !
I started getting a weird error about " WIndows is not in good configuration" and so on. I checked all the connections, and everything is good. I have the Hard drive on Primary Master, CDRW on Secondary master and CD-ROM on Sec. Slave.
I disconnected everything and tried to put it back the way it was, but now I can't even access BIOS ! I keep hitting F1 and I see it blinking at the bottom " Entering set up" and then I get a long beep and then two short ones and a display on the screen :
" B: Error". I know that F1 is for entering BIOS because I entered it prior to install to see what the configuration was.
I tried to boot with a start up disk, and I get the same error," B: boot error, hit F1 to resume". If I do that then I am able to get to the set up screen, but if I try to access C:\ it tells me that " This program has caused a device flow error, please contact system vendor". I tried to boot with just the floppy and hard drive with the same result.
OS: Windows 98, BIOS Chip : Intel/AMI ? Hard drive: Quantum Fireball 13GB. Onboard LAN, Graphics and Sound

Please help before I have to replace this computer...
Thanks in advance
 

A:Unable to Enter BIOS Setup

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Hi everybody,

I want to set my Satellite M50D-A-103 to boot from USB. I have set USB as the first boot device using the Toshiba system settings utility in Windows 8. Doesn't work. Now I want to enter the BIOS, but I never get there. I have tried all imaginable ways of pressing the F2 and ESC keys (hold while turning on and keep holding, hold while turning on but release after 1 second or 3 seconds or once the Toshiba logo appears, press after turning on, press once Toshiba logo appears, keep pressing it or just repeatedly press it...), but I never get into the BIOS.

I have even tried to open the laptop to remove the BIOS battery to reset it, but even with all screws removed I cannot seem to remove the plastic laptop bottom.

Any suggestions?

Best regards,
Stefan.

A:Cannot enter BIOS on my Satellite M50D-A-103

>I have even tried to open the laptop to remove the BIOS battery to reset it, but even with all screws removed I cannot seem to remove the plastic laptop bottom.
Hey what are you doing? Do you want to lose your warranty? Don't do such stupid things. Removing BIOS battery you will not reset BIOS. It is not desktop machine.

Please perform complete shutdown - http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm - and after doing this start your notebook, press F12 and you will enter boot menu with option to enter BIOS settings.

By the way: before you do anything create recovery media using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator.

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Hello everyone, so since i built this computer i have had a problem where unless i enter the BIOS on bootup, my computer will not recognize the hard drive, if i do not enter BIOS first it says No boot device is selected. i have tried updating the hard drive drivers, but no luck and played around with a few settings in the bios but again no luck. Has this happened to any of you? i have looked around but cant seem to find anyone with the same problem on windows 7 and the ones i found even on other operating systems have no answer. if you need anything please let me know and i will be happy to supply you with the information, im just about to change my profile but just so you know i am now using an i5 instead of i3 (Please try to be simple with me, im still not amazing at computers yet, but im trying and thats what counts! Thank you in advance and even if i cant find a solution thank you for taking the time to read this.

A:No boot unless i enter BIOS then exit

After you selected the boot device settings, did you save them?

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I've got a virus on my computer, it's that Antivirus 2009 crap. I know how to get rid of it using malwarebytes but the computer won't let me install it, in fact it won't let me install anything, even from safe mode.
All my system restore points have been wiped. So my next option is to restore the computer to its DELL factory settings. The problem is I can't get into the bios, I've tried all the F keys and the DEL key, repeatedly hitting them on startup but it doesn't respond. The comp doesn't even boot from CD first, it boot straight from the hard drive.

My computer is a DELL 3100c, the keyboard is logitech with USB connection.

Any ideas on how to get into the bios would be gretly appreciated.
 

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After resolving an issue resulting from a printer installation, I was able to get my computer back to a state of normalcy, except that the CD drives were no longer found by the system.
This is a Win 2K and there is a DVD-ROM and a CD-RW.
So rather than do the smart thing and reinstall them via the OEM CDs, I went into the Bios and tried to tell the Bios that they were the Secondary Master and Slave drives (duh)
So now, the system hangs, telling me that the primary slave auto detect wasn't finding anything. (Even though I didn't address that when I screwed with it.)
I cannot even enter the BIOS setup, since the hangup occurs before the system even gets to that point.
If I can get back to BIOS setup, I can at least reset to defaults, then figure out how to do the right thing, but for now, I'm STUCK.

It's an MSI KT3 Ultra Motherboard
If more info is needed I can probably get it, but wanted to keep the initial post short.

Thanks for any help
 

A:Bios hangs - cannot enter setup

I had read through similar posts here and was going to remove the battery from the motherboard for 20 mins or so to reset the BIOS.
So I powered up and the startup hung again, so I left it for a bit and when I came back, the Bios screen was up and ready for me to reset!

Apparently, if there is a period of inactivity, the BIOS will reset itself and continue into edit mode.

I appear to be back in business without issue and strangeley enough, the reason I got into this mess - CD-RW and DVD-ROM not showing up - has also been resolved - they were detected and mapped as normal.
 

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Hello all,

I recently purchased a computer from CowBoom and it states that it comes with a BIOS sticker located near the battery. When I boot up the computer, I get the following message "press any key to boot from floppy mbr error". I have the product key from underneath but anything I try to press doesn't seem to work.

I tried pressing F2 as soon as the Toshiba symbol pops up but this gives me a blue screen with a large gray box that just gives me info about the computer's SSD, date, time, etc. F12 brought up a small gray box that gave some information about the hard drive and somewhere it states "enter setup" but when I press enter nothing happens. I am in desperate need of some help. Many thanks.
 

A:BIOS sticker has Product Key but where to enter?

I'd be sending it back as defective. If you're having a problem already who knows what other problems are lurking in the shadows.
 

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I solved the problem and the solution is on the bottom of the post hi all. my machine is Lenovo Z580 with Windows 7. some time ago I accidentally installed Linux Mint on my whole HDD, so all the partitions and files (including recovery partition) were erased. I then installed back Windows 7 and partitioned the HDD.however, since the incident, I'm unable to enter BIOS. I'd like to change boot sequence, because the laptop wants to boot from network, displays an error, and then boots from HDD and Windows 7 starts. I can access boot manager with F12 during boot, and the entries are (those aren't the exact names of course, except the first one): 1. ubuntu <- yes, that's how it's called. I guess it's a remnant of Linux Mint installation2. booting from network3. booting from HDD4. booting from DVD5. booting from USB I tried the following things:1. pressing F2 at boot. it used to work before the incident, now the laptop ignores it and proceeds to attempting boot from network, displays an error, and then boots from HDD.2. using Novo button instead of power button, then choosing "BIOS setup" option - the laptop still proceeds to boot OR displays black screen and need to be shut down3. removing boot entries using Ubuntu via USB stick (http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/z580-can-t-access-bios-setup-or-boot-menu-a... - I can't remove any entry, because after using >efibootmgr -v no list appears, and when I enter ... Read more

A:[SOLVED!] Z580 - can't enter BIOS

 

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I press the power button to turn on then I repeatedly press Fn and F2 but I can't get into BIOS mode? How do I enter BIOS mode?Model number: ideapad 700-15ISK

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I have just changed my hard drive and now i cant enter the bios screen can anyone help please....

A:I cant enter BIOS screenon my ASPIRE V5 .

Changing the hard drive should not prevent you from entering the BIOS, unless something was damaged during the install. What does the computer do when you power it on? Do you ever see the Acer splash screen prompting you to enter the BIOS? Are you sure the keyboard is working on the system?




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Hello All,
 
I have an issue that is driving me mad.
 
Recently my Windows 8.1 pc stopped showing video during POST (no signal to screen).
The signal is fine once the Win login screen loads.
As a result I am unable to see what I am doing in BIOS.
 
This has been happening for a few days now. I have updated to the latest driver (not sure if that could effect video during POST though), no change. Tried a different HDMI cord out of desperation.
 
The PC is:
 
Win 8.1 Pro 64
Core i7 4790
8GB RAM
256GB SSD (OS etc)
2x2TB HD
ASUS STRIX GTX 960 2GB
 
Thanks in advance for any attention to this problem!

A:Cannot enter BIOS - no video during boot. Win 8.1

Welcome,
Have you tried dropping back to the default VGA mode for the video?
 
Dick

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If I boot the computer without touching anything, it scans the four IDE slots (Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, Secondary Slave) and says "none found" to all of them. Then it continues to try to load windows but can't, asking for normal/safe mode/etc. Whatever I select, it restarts and the same thing happens.

If I press tab to go to the user menu, I can't do anything but exit. All the options are greyed out.

If I hold "Delete" to go to the bios, it lists my hard drive in Primary Master and my DVD burner in Secondary Master (different cables on mobo). I did not install a floppy, so I disabled that in the bios which made no difference, nor does booting with the XP CD.

All these parts are new and running for the first time. What should I do?
 

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I cannot enter the BIOS, I have tried pressing all of the F-keys as well as the delete key and no luck. I don't know if I should try updating the BIOS or messing around with the hardware. I would like an opinion first before I try anything.
 

A:Solved: Can't enter BIOS on CQ5110F

When you boot up the correct key will briefly appear for setup. This varies from pc to pc.

My advice is if it ain't broke don't do it. Flashing the bios is quite risky and if it goes wrong your mobo will be buggered.
 

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I have just changed my hard drive and now i cant enter the bios screen can anyone help please....

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I tried to enter bios system several times but no luck (by turn on the pc and press f10/f9/f8/f2/esc/del)I purchased this HP EliteDesk 800 G2 with basic OS is windows 10 home and I want to install windows 7 Pro. But I couldn't do that because of the bios system won't appear. Glad if someone can assist me on this issue.

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Hello There

I installed new memory yesterday on a PC and the BIOS is apparently so old it won't automatically count it. How annoying!! Can anybody tell me how to get into the BIOS area(s) so that I can tell it to do that? Thanks loads!

CG
 

A:Enter BIOS? to count new memory

You don't. Either the RAM is not installed correctly or is the wrong type, or defective.
 

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