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Can't enter BIOS setup with F1 key

Q: Can't enter BIOS setup with F1 key

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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Preferred Solution: Can't enter BIOS setup with F1 key

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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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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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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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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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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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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I already clear the cmos but still i cant go to the bios setup, it pops up "enter setup password" i clear cmos but nothing happen, what can i do?

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I have an HP pavilion P6725it (Now with windows 10). Worked perfectly for more than 5 years.My HP has this motherboard http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c02668523 So I bought a video card Nvidia GTX1050ti to replace the ATI HD6750 in order to work at 3840x2160 60herz.After installing the Nvidia the system didn't boot and showed a blue screen with HP logo.I tried to enter Bios setup but was not possible. Pressing F10 I only got a black screen with white characters indicating the processor type, the size ofthe cache and the size of the ram. I just could switch off the PC.So I reinstalled the ATI and everything was working fine again. Then I made a bios update with thishttp://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=cp_101150_1and everything was fine.Then I entered the bios setup and I changed the setting of the Integrated video from disabled to enabled. But with this change again the system didn't boot and furthermore it was no more possible to enter the bios setup to reset the previous setting (pressing F10 just black screen with white characters ).Then I also removed the ATI graphic card. But again, I only get the blue screen with HP logo or the black screen with white characters pressing F10. I also tried this: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-Phoenix-h9-1400-Desktop-PC-series/5330769/model/5349882/...without success (black screen and white characters only) Now what can I do to boot or enter the bios setup ?Clearing  the CMOS ... Read more

A:I can't boot, and I can't enter the bios setup

You know the answer already.Clear the CMOS and you should be able to POST. The GPU that you have installed requires a powerfull power supply.I'd recommend a 650W power supply. However, I do not think that the system board of your PC would support or be compatible with 3rd party power supplies.

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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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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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I have just purchased and installed a new intel d845wn mobo with a 1.7ghz P4, it all works fine but i cannot get into the BIOS.
The manual says hit F2 but that dosent seem to work.

Any Ideas?


A:How to enter BIOS setup on my new mobo

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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
MSI NX7800GTX PCI Express Video card
Enermax Liberty 500W psu

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.


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

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Help me please, recently I reinstalled the windows on my notebook, and now I have a problem, fist when I power it on it says :EFI Network 0 for IPv4 (28-D2-44-D1-6A-A7)EFI Network 0 for IPv6 (28-D2-44-D1-6A-A7)I saw that the solution comes when you enter the BIOS Setup and cehang the order, but I can't because it's stays frozen, doesn't show me anything...

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Hi, Enter  27490417 Regards, DP-K

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I have a tyan trinity s2099 main board with 1024 mb ram. 1.7 p4 processor and xp home installed.I also have an ati all in wonder 9000 pro video card and a zoom v.92 faxmodem. Bios version phoenix.
Lately I am not able to enter the bios setup by pressing the delete key,I am not able to figure this out. Can someone out there help me with this? thanks in advance. Kenpodad.

A:Unable to enter bios setup xp home.

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My IdeaPad S10 didn't prompt F2 to enter BIOS setup after power on. I googled similiar case of other brand's netbooks but I stil couldn't enter BIOS setup. So how should I enter BIOS setup in boot boost mode on Ideapad S10 ? Thank you.

A:How to enter BIOS setup in IdeaPad S10's boot boos...

Maybe you're using hibernation? Try simply log into sytem and then shut down (not hibernate). After this maybe the issue will go away.

//help will save the world

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Hi, thanks for looking.

The hdd on the laptop went faulty so have replaced it with a new one...but when powering on and selecting F2 to check the bios or F12 to change the boot order to cdrom. i get the message ' Entering Setup..please wait' but nothing happens.

Tried without any hdd in but same result. Any ideas anyone?

A:Equium A300D-13x - unable to enter BIOS setup

Has it worked before HDD upgrade?
Remove the HDD and try it again?

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Hi, I have the problem to boot up my HP laptop when I enter my HP 15 laptop BIOS setup, it shows me to enter administrator password. So I entered three times the wrong password on it, it showed me system disable message and the code is 73203555. Can you tell me the administrator password? Thank you....!!!

A:Laptop enter administration password in BIOS setup

Hi, Enter  62161591 Regards, DP-K

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I am trying to enter bios and have tried the following and failed. 1) Through Advance Setup in Windows UEFI Firmware2) FN F2 / F23) NOVO Key The NOVO gives me an option to Bios Setup but it just boot me back to Windows 8.1. I need on-site warranty on this laptop in Hong Kong.  Is the warranty international?


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A:U310 Touch Cannot Enter Bios Setup with NOVO Key

I don't have an IdeaPad U310 myself, but I'm wondering if you hold down the F12 key after applying power, does that give you a menu from which you can get to the BIOS?  That worked for me on a IdeaPad U410.
Aryeh Goretsky

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Hi, Im trying to enter to the BIOs setup menu on HP Notebook ba019nr to change the boot sequence.  I already tried with Esc, F2, F6, F10 and others several keys.  which key should I use?

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Have a Satellite PRO S300 (PSSB0A-06500T) which is BSOD-ing with Stop 7B and I want to get into the full part of the BIOS so I can reset boot order to enable me to re-install Win XP.

Esc - F1 just gets me into the restricted part of Page 1 of the ACPI BIOS set-up. I know the Supervisor password! So how do I get to a password prompt that will allow me into both pages of the BIOS set-up.

I have tried F12 on boot to attempt to get into the boot options on the Toshiba splash screen, but that does not work.

A:Sat S300 - How to get Supervisor Password Prompt to Enter Full BIOS Setup?

I think you hold down a button during power on. Try holding the "INS" key to get the supervisor password prompt to appear.

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I turn off the machine by holding down the power button for more than four seconds. Then, I press the power button and I've tried:1) Pressing F1 (to enter BIOS setup) or F12 (to select boot device) and 10% of the time it will work2) Waiting for the "Lenovo" splash screen and then pressing the key - success rate is about 10% I'm in the middle of clean installing Windows 10 but the install is hosed and it dies during the Windows 10 boot process. When I press the key, the "Fn Lock" on the ESC key is not lit. Help!Thanks. PS: When turning off, the power button flashes seven times. Is there a decoder ring for the # of flashes?

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I have a Dell OptiPlex GX110 that produces the message "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" every few boots intermittently. I looked up a few websites and they said that the BIOS battery may have died.

I replaced the battery CR2032 with a new battery and thought that all was going well until on about the tenth boot (a cold boot), the dreaded "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" message came up again.

I've ruled out the battery so what am I looked at replacing the BIOS chip or the board or what. I only have BIOS version A05, will upgrading to A09 help - I dont see how it should.
There have been no hardware changes at all by the way.


A:Dell OptiPlex GX110 "F1 to retry, F2 to Enter Setup" after new BIOS battery install.

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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
MCE 2005
Intel T2400 Duo Core

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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I am trying to install Windows XP Pro onto my machine as a dual boot operating system, it will enter the txt portion of the setup but not gui mode after the restart. I've tried to make a new partition on my hard drive, reset my bios, change boot order, everything I can think of to no avail. I've searched the forums and couldn't find any real help.

Any suggestions?

A:Win XP Setup will not enter GUI mode setup

Just got off work, thought I'd include more information. My current main OS is Windows 7, when I hit Enter to go into GUI setup mode, the screen goes to black, no cursor, no blinking underscore, just blank. I remove the cd and when I try to boot into the XP OS I get the hal.dll error or the missing/corrupt file error. So I load into Windows 7 to check the partition out and see that there is no ntldr, no ntdetect, and no boot.ini (assuming this is all installed in the gui portion of the setup)

Still baffled with this.

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Hey all,
my cousin dropped of her laptop (Acer aspire V5-571 series) with a problem.
when she booted up the PC it gave a message "Operating system not found", after a quick google search i found that if i boot from a USB installer and repair the PC, or go into bios and change the HDD location etc. I could fix it.
This is not the main problem, the main problem is i CANT get into the BIOS after everything i have tried and the only way i can fix this PC is if i enter the BIOS, anyone know either how to fix the OS not found without BIOS, OR, how to get into BIOS without windows.
(Yes i have tried pressing F2,Delete,F12 etc.)

A:Can't enter BIOS and can't enter Windows

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I can't believe this is an unsolvable issue...
my Studio XPS1340 isn't that old...
and my battery was replaced by warranty a little over a year ago...
it was charging fine...then suddenly, when I rebooted, I got:

WARNING: The battery cannot be identified.This system will be unable to charge this battery.Press Any Key to ContinuePress <F2> 2 times to enter SETUPPress <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu
Do I just need to replace the battery?

A:WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. You can follow the steps below:
Drain the residual power of your computer and recaliberate the battery by following the steps below:

Power off your computer. 
Remove all the external peripherals  (printers, scanners or any other USB device) connected to your computer.
Please remove the AC adapter and battery of your computer. 
Press and hold the power button of your computer for 10-15 seconds to drain the residual power. 
Release the power button
Keep the battery out for atleast 2 - 3 hours.
Then insert the battery and charge it overnight with the system powered off.
Insert the battery in and connect the AC adaptor.
Then power on the computer and see if it works.

If the issue still persists, you can update the BIOS of the computer.
Note: Make sure the ac adapter is connected and the battery is charged 10% or above to update the BIOS. Also, disconnect all the external peripherals before updating the BIOS. All the programs should be closed and documents saved.

Click on the below link: http://dell.to/Th8z4k
Click on “Download File”.
Select “For Single File Download via Browser”.
Click on “Download Now”.
Save the BIOS on your desktop.
Once the BIOS is downloaded on the desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
Follow the prompts on screen and restart your computer.

 Please reply with the findings.

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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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I have had this H50-55 for sometime, several years and suddenly it ask for a bios password when I try to enter the bios to change the boot order.  I have no clue what it is. I hate passwords and NEVER use one unless forced...What can I do?

A:Lenovo H 50-55 Bios password suddenly appears when trying to enter bios. I don't know it.

my guess is that your cmos battery died and it wants you to set day/time.  There is no backdoor password.  The choices are remember the PW or replace the motherboard.

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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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New mobo, memory good, video card good, don't have spare computer that will take this processor. Did the jumper/battery thing. Going to try bios recovery on a new board.

A:Can't enter setup

spunkyone said:

New mobo, memory good, video card good, don't have spare computer that will take this processor. Did the jumper/battery thing. Going to try bios recovery on a new board.Click to expand...

Whats the question?

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How do I enter setup on a Dell Optiplex GX260? The first screen I see is the WindowsXP screen, and that doesn't say what to press.

A:How do I enter Setup?

Provided this is what you want... try to repeatedly beat the crap out of the F2 key the moment your computer turns on. It's gonna make a hell of a racket, but that's okay. Tell me if it works.

No, seriously.

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Hi ,
I tried to start my PC up and it would not start. No beep , no display on monitor.
It was filled with dust so i took out every hardware cleaned the whole tower
Re-assembled it , when the problem began :
It still wont start up.no beep , no display.
I tried changing the RAM , still nothing
Changed te PSU , still the same.
After that I tried mostly every possible thing i could imagine ,(like pulling off the energy cord, pressing power button and hold for 10 or more seconds , also for 1 minute , battery change)

I was already getting a bit tired so I accidently pulled out the the clear-CMOS jumper , while the machine was in power-on , and changed it to the clear-CMOS position.
When I realised that the machine was power-on , I quickly turned it off.

After I turned it off I put the jumper in place again , changed memory (2 x 512mb into 2 x 2GB)
Put in the power cord , pressed the power button and I got display on the monitor.
it loaded and saw everything , like memory , the kind of processor , hard drive ,no floppy etc.
Then I see this message :
CMOS checksum error -Defaults loaded .
Warning! Now system is in safe mode.
Please re-setting cpu frequency in the cmos setup
Press F8 ...
Press F9 ....
and then Press F1 to continue or Del to enter Setup.

If I press F1 i get to the next Hardware Diagnotics screen and after that it changes on to a black screen with a dash blinking in the top left corner .
If I press Del , it goes directly to the black screen with a dash blinki... Read more

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I have a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD (512 GB) connected next to the original 512 GB SSD (Samsung MZVPV512HDGL-000H1). When I have the 950 PRO in the Studio I cannot enter BIOS settings. The Studio just stops (hangs) if I try.When I have the drive in the Studio and upgrade BIOS the Studio stops (hangs) during reboot. I have to open the Studio and remove the SSD to be able to perform these two tasks. Then I can insert it again. Otherwise the SSD is working nicely in Windows... This is the strangest thing that I have encountered for years! Anyone else have encountered this? Any workaround?

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A week ago I have been involved in the adventure of setting up a computer with the MSI K7T266 Pro-R motherboard and the AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz. Unfortunately I ended with 4 red D-Leds on (processor damaged or not installed properly) and no possibility to reach the BIOS for subsequent setup. Among other things I have tried was the clearing of CMOS.

Yesterday I decided to reconstruct the whole thing and have noticed that I put the heat sink and fun in the wrong position, with eventual physical damage or frying of the CPU. Having no possibility to check the CPU, I have bought today a Duron 900 MHz in order to check the motherboard and eventually clarify the situation. The system recognized the CPU and the memory and resulted in the following message, with the 4th D-Led remaining red.

"CMOS settings wrong
Press F1 to run setup
Press F2 to load default values and continue"

Unfortunately the keyboard doesn't react, independently if there is a PS2, serial or USB connection. I have changed the battery without any positive result.

Any suggestion, any cure please?

Many thanks.


A:Unable to enter setup

I think you're going to have to get the keyboard working, because you've got to get into the bios setup to tell it about the new processor.......

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Hi, I've just attempted to flash my BIOS for the first time... big jump from version 0202 to 1406. I used ASUS EZ Flash 2 and it seemed to work okay but when it booted it said something like 'boot fail since last POST, please enter setup and select default settings' (I don't remember the exact wording unfortunately). I tried to enter set-up then and there and it just went to a black screen so I thought I'd killed my BIOS completely but when I hit reset I pushed F1 to continue instead and that worked fine - Windows loads fine and is working normally. I no longer get the message to hit F1 but I still have the problem of not being able to get into the BIOS setup, if I hit del whilst it's booting it just goes to a black screen, flickers to a slightly off-black colour and back a couple of times and then hangs there. I can still access EZ Flash 2 with Alt+F2 though. I'm tempted to try flashing again but I don't know if that would achieve anything. I'm also tempted to clear the CMOS but the last thing I want to do is make it worse! What should I do? Many thanks in advance for your help.

A:ASUS P5N-E SLI - Can't Enter Setup

Clear the BIOS via the onboard jumper... might clear any odd setting preventing entry.

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When I turn on the computer, it goes to a screen that says press esc for boot order then F2 for setup. i press f2 and it says "entering setup" and stays there

I have an XP disc but how do i install if i can't enter setup?

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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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I can't  enter to setup with administrator password when I want to enter to setup it give to enter administrator password.( I forget it ) hp 255 g3 System Disabled : 67365449

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A:I can't enter to setup with administrator password

@taoufik? When asked for the password enter   78043489 REO

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Hi have a problem with my laptop (comapq nx6310 notebook)it boots but eventually brings blue screen.

When i try to install fresh copy of xp,i fails to go on coz, it shows no hard disk installed.

I also have tried to enter system setup by pressing F10 but it prompts me to setup password.

How do i work this out,im compeletly stark,please help


A:Failing to enter system setup

Ndulu - You answers are here:

How to clear an unknown BIOS password

Install XP: Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer

Please post back if you require further assistance

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I've been trying to get my parents computer back up and running. It is a Hp Pavilion P6320y. Took it to a tech shop to troubleshoot the problem. They said it the harddrive, so I replaced it with the same harddrive that it had. I then insert a boot CD and I can not get it to go past the HP blue screen. I have tried to get into the BIOS setup and change the boot order, but it leave a message entering setup and then hangs there and does nothing else, I'm not sure what to do after that ?

A:Unable to enter Setup on Hp Pavilioin

Can you get a boot menu? It's F12 on a lot of machines, but may be something else. Choose the CD-ROM from that menu.

Or, try clearing the CMOS (BIOS memory). There should be a jumper on the board and a battery that you can remove. But if it ran before and the BIOS hasn't changed, you may be better off leaving it alone.

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Please help me in solving this problem.

On starting CPU,an window occurs each time asking 'press f1 to enter setup f2 to resume..'

I attached sample copy of that window please check it..

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I recently attempted to plug my Main drive from my dell optiplex gx150 into my hp pavillion x1410n. after failing in getting the hp to recognize my drive from the dell, i reinstalled it into my dell and got the following message after my bios started up, strike F1 key to restart F2 to enter setup. the jumpers on both drives are set to cable select and the C: drive is connected at the end of the ribbon cable, my storage drive in the middle. ive entered setup to find that my bios is configured for auto detect of ide devices and its reporting the correct name and size of both of my hard drives. I inserted my xp home setup cd and selected the repair option. typed in fixboot at the prompt. then rebooted my machine. this time upon booting i got message in the upper left corner of my screen that read a series of letters with failed at the end. it displayed for a second then my comp restarted itself. so i then decided to simply reinstall windows completely. after following the prompts and selecting format with ntfs, setup copied the files needed for setup to my drive. (This means that drive is readable and writable yes?) then it restarted again and it still refuses to boot this time again showing ::stirke F1 key to restart F2 to enter setup:: I need this machine up and running to retrieve my important files from my storage drive. any help or advise i can get would be appreciated. (id rather not try hooking the storage drive up to my hp like the main one to retrieve the files, then ha... Read more

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I have recently done a full (slow) format on a Maxtor DiamondMax 21 250g hard drive that is less than a year old. However, I can no longer get past the post screen. I can't even enter setup. It does detect the drive at post but stops right there. Can anyone help please?

A:Can not get past post or enter setup.

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I use D-Link G604T ADSL-Modem/WiFi Router.

Since I've been using Win7 Ultimate 64bits, I no longer can access the Router's setup page, no matter what browser I try (IE 8.0.7600, Firefox 3.6.3, Chrome 4.1.249, Opera 10.51), with the msg:

401 Unauthorized

Authorization required for the URL '/'.

I'm forced to reboot from WinXP's partition to access, using IE (none of the other browsers did). Running WinXP I'm able to get into the Modem's setup, like I always did.


A:Unable to enter Modem Setup

Are you entering or the equivelant?

401 usually means that you are beyond the login page without having logged in.

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