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BIOS Hang, unable to enter BIOS Setup after running FIXMBR

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

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.

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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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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 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 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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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, 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 don’t know what to try next thanks in advance

A:Unable to enter the bios

Welcome to TSG....

For help entering BIOS:

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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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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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Dear Someotherguy or any expert who may help me,When I powered up my X230, I pressed 'enter" to get access to the startup interrrupt menu, unfortunately I am unable to choose my options listed in the interrupt menu, no matter I pressed F1 for bios set up or F12 for boot options, it led to a black page shown initializing boot agent with version shown with a cursor blinking, and I was stucked there, I need to power off my laptop and restart, there is no problem of entering the OS but I have no access to bios setting and I can not reinstall my OS with USB boot. I am grateful to anyone who may help me of aforementioned.

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A:X230 unable to enter bios set up, need help PLEASE

This issue should be fixed with version 2.x of BIOS for T430/T530/W530/X230/X1C
For X230 there is BIOS 2.02 that solves this issue.
ISO:  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?&DocID=DS029188
Windows:  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS029187
If you go with the ISO version, it may be necessary to physically remove the HDD to get the system to boot to the CD.

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turned on computer and found my onecare was not opening up. Onecare removed several viruses yesterday which is not normal since I do not go online much with this computer. I didn't write down the names. I completed all steps in your guide and used all the programs you listed as well as, I went to the Onecare site and ran the update malware repair and got onecare working and ran it and removed Ferbink.B and Ntlin.A. Didn't find anything online about these. I did HiJackThis and removed about 6 items,,,once again, did not write them down. Down below is a copy of the latest HiJackThis and it appears the only file to come back is ctfmon.exe which I believe is for my windows office software. The comp is working fine and onecare is working but I can still not log in to safe mode or bios. It appears my keyboard does not function until windows is completely loaded. Nothing happens when pressing f2 or f8 and once I made it to the screen that has the selection for safe mode, by turing off then on the computer before it shut down properly which made the computer go to that screen on the next boot, but my up and down arrows did not function and it automatically went to regular windows after timing out. Also tried to boot to my windows disc but when the screen read "hit any key to boot from cd" the keys did not work and it booted to the drive....by the way it says "invalid boot ini". It appears I need to rebuild my boot.ini but don't know how to do that since I can not ... Read more

A:Unable To Enter Safe Mode Or Bios!

was it something I said?

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I tried all the options and read various forum to enter inside BIOS, but unfortulately lenovo Z580 has a bug. Is there something I can do, 

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G700 when AC cord connected white light on top of screen. (black screen)Unable to enter bios with quick button. (Also tried other suggested Fn combination, no fix) Hard drive removed and tested for erros. No erros.CMOS battery found to be 3V. New battery installed. No fix sofar. Each time AC cord is connected it makes some noise and keep looping though. (Even without pushing power button) Any feedback would be appreciated.

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my desktop is a AMD A6 3500 Triple Core 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM
Motherboard is ASUS f1a55-m le

I'm trying to enable crossfire with my Raedon 6670 graphics card and the APU. I beleive I need to change a setting in BIOs to 'onboard' graphics because at the moment the system is only recognizing the 6670 graphics card and not the APU graphics as well when I plug in the 6670.

My problem is that I can't enter the BIOS. When I load up I press Enter but all I'm left with is a black screen, I've tired pressing ESC, F1 etc but no luck.
There's not even a boot screen image on load up (of ASUS logo and menu at the bottom outlining which key to press for bios etc) which there was on my previous computer.

I have it hooked up to my HDTV (PC> DVI adapter>HDMI cable>HDTV)
It was suggested I tried running the HDMI directly from the 6670 discrete card but no joy I still can't access/enter the bios screen

A:Unable to enter BIOS ASUS f1a55-m le motherboard

Are you pressing the "delete" key when the post screen comes up? To my knowledge, to enter the BIOS on any system, that is what you have to do.

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

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

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  I have an Acer Aspire V3-772G laptop.  Upon powering on the device, it sits with a blank/black screen.  The fan is running, but it doesn't appear to be able to get past POST. The first time this issue happened, it sat like this for about 30 mintues and then suddenly the ACER logo appeared and it booted to Windows.  Once Windows was running, the device worked 100% without issues. The next time this issue happened, it sat like this for about 2 hours and then it booted normally. This time I have let it sit for ~12 hours and it will not boot. I've done a lot of searching, including this community.  This post seems very related: http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Aspire-V3-772G-bricked/td-p/462723 What I am attempting to do is recover or update my BIOS using the Crisis Disk.  I've followed the exact steps that others have provided (power off, unplug, insert thumb drive with bios .fd file, hold fn+esc, plug in, power on), but the laptop doesn't do anything. The thumb drive light illuminates for about 5-10 seconds, then goes off and nothing shows up on the screen.  Does this model support the Crisis Disk? I can't do anything in Windows at this point, so any BIOS recovery from Windows is off the table.  Is there anything else I can try besides tearing the computer completely apart to pull the CMOS battery?  Watching videos it looks like you literally have to take off every single ... Read more

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On BIOS 1.88 have fix description:= = =[Problem fixes]
- Fixed an issue that system no VGA output when install Ultra Dock with 4K monitor.= = = My L540 laptop with Ultra Dock without 4K monitor ( just plug an LCD 1440*900 monitor), it will always hang on first BIOS Post(after Windows normal shutdown), force shutdown, power up again. it can normally boot. Does the latest 1.89 BIOS have the same situation? I can not update due to it no way to rollback old version BIOS.= = =[Important updates]
- Update includes a security fix.
(Note)If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to 1.89 or higher,
it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 1.89
for security improvement.= = = HPBird

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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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Issue is to fix Display on VGA port.   I want the primary Display to comeup when I connect to VGA port.  Its taking 30 seconds to get display on the Monitor when ever I restart the HP Elite Desk 800 g1 during this 30 seconds the screen is blank.   I am trying to enter BIOS setup but unable to access the BIOS SETUP even though when I press F10 immediately after powering the PC.    

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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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Satellite C850-F0055 laptop

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

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

Cheers Rozzer

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Hi, I have an issues that I am unable to resolve after some major investigation. I am unable to enter the BIOS Setup. On the startup I press ESC until a menu appears. On that menu I press F10 (BIOS Setup), however it continues to Windows Boot screen. The sane thing happens with F9 (Boot Device Options). Thank you for your help in advance. Best Regards,András Lendvay

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At the beginning, it wasn't much of an issue. I were able to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 like usual and there weren't any problems, except that I couldn't boot from USB, which is an option locked by the BIOS.I attempted to get into the BIOS using all types of passwords, but all were wrong and I were able to get into the BIOS after 3 wrong password attempts but I weren't able to change most of the settings (including the boot from USB option).I tried to find a way to remove the password using software, and according to many recommendations, I installed the CMOSpwd program and tried to remove the password.The laptop rebooted, and there's were my issue is now.After the start-up screen, the next screen shows:  "Error 0271 - check data and time settings", then it goes to the screen where I should enter the password, but this time I can't enter to the read-only BIOS nor the Windows 10 so I got no choice but to get the password from somewhere, which I am unable to do since this is one old laptop.I am not in much of a hurry and any help is appreciated.Thanks.

A:Unable to enter T400 BIOS or Windows due to Error 0271 - check data and time settings

Welcome to the forum.
The normal action when you get "Error 0271 - check data and time settings" is to go into BIOS and set the date/time. You will need a valid password to get into BIOS to change these settings.
This forum has a policy that discussions about circumventing passwords is prohibited. If you want to pursue this option you will need to do so elsewhere.

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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 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, I'm the process of trying to de-brick this EliteBook 8640p that was working just yesterday, but I decided it was time for a re-format.  I went into the BIOS settings and noticed an option called 'Safe Erase'... and I decided to perform it. After the process was complete, understandably there was no OS found. The next step (I thought) was to add bootable media (DVD-ROM or Flash Drive, I tried both) to install a new OS. After tweaking the 'Legacy Boot' settings by putting USB Flash Drive at the top, I rebooted -- and it didn't load from the removable media. I tried checking the BIOS settings again, but every time I press ESC, F9, etc. during the POST, it redirects me to 'system diagnostics', which has been extremely unhelpful since all it offers me is a few diagnostic scans (they all pass, by the way). I'm not ever able to get back to the BIOS settings. This would be day 2 of my adventure, yesterday I tried updating/reinstalling the BIOS using a Flash Drive, but the utilities provided by HP all crashed when they were about to create the BIOS update drive. I tried moving basically every .bin file I could find (there isn't a single Phoneix Bios file that I could find) onto a freshly-formatted (FAT32, 4MB block size, 2 GB capacity) Flash Drive. Booting normally with the flash drive in keeps bringing me back to the 'system diagnostics' screen, over and over again. Something quite odd happens when I try initiating the BIOS recovery routine with Win + B -- when ... Read more

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The same issue from BIOS 1.2.5 is happening with BIOS 1.2.6. After the update, the boot screen remain totally black (no Dell logo) and you cant enter in the BIOS interface (no video at all).
The workaround is to downgrade to BIOS version 1.2.3 
The windows boots as usual, and maybe this is the reason that users havent noticed this issue.
The bios upgrade/downgrade is automated. No mouse clicks are needed. Just wait computer to boot and wait some minutes. After this (blind) downgrade (because there is no video), you will see the dell logo once again and everything works as usual.

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I am guessing that something quite wrong was done in 2.20 (and it persists into 2.21). There was no such errant behavior with 2.19, as I've confirmed by reinstalling 2.19.  Works perfectly and boots promptly and the BIOS Setup utility works lickity-split with 2.19, just like it always has.  But with the install of 2.20 the behavior changed drastically.
Looking at the README for BIOS 2.20 this definitely seems like the culprit:
[Problem fixes]- Fixed an issue where fan might rotated with max speed due to not reading CPU   temperature correctly.- Fixed an issue where system might not boot to OS when attached an external monitor   and its USB3 devices.- Fixed an issue where network boot might happened at reboot after resume from suspend   by Wake On LAN.
At first I thought I had blown the BIOS update, since my screen was simply black for what seemed like 1-2 minutes after displaying the Lenovo logo and "press ENTER to interrupt" message.  I pressed ENTER repeatedly but nothing happened, for a long time.  Eventually, the hard drive activity LED on the P70 started flashing, and seemingly almost 2 minutes later, the machine came to life and boot process continued normally.
Then, once I entered the BIOS, I used the right-arrow key to navigate through the tabs.  No problem until I got to the Security tab and then pressed right-arrow one more time to navigate into the Boot tab... and it hung!  Didn't go ri... Read more

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