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

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

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.*

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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 want to change the boot order to allow bootup from iso disks.Keyboarding F10 at doesn' t bring up the BIOS screen, and the machine just boots into  Win7. Any suggestions?Thanks

A:Can' t enter BIOS to change boot order

@ZL1BNB?, welcome to the forum. Try using the Esc key to see if that works.

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My Dell Precision M6800 has been hanging and not booting sometimes on and off for a year.  I've managed to coax it into working before by unplugging everything and taking it out of its station.   Now it won't start up no matter what I do.  REMEMBER I CAN'T GET INTO BIOS.
What I've done so far
1. removed all storage/hard drives one at a time.  Primary, secondary, optical, mSATA
2. pulled memory, tried each stick by self.
3. unplugged coin battery with power plug disconnected and laptop battery removed.  Left unplugged for more than a minute.
4. cleaned everything with compressed air.
So now what happens when I press F2:
1. I briefly get the yellow "entering setup" on the upper right of the screen
2. Then I get two lines of text:
Initializaing Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.5.50
PXE 2.1 Build 092 (WfM 2.0)
The same thing happens when I press F12 except the yellow text changes to "Preparing one-time boot menu"
I've tried putting a freshly made windows 10 usb install media  in a usb  slot and the same thing happens

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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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I recently reset my Gateway NV52L15u laptop computer in order to empty it out and restart back to factory basics. However, now if I turn it on, it goes straight to BIOS, telling me I need to "Insert Boot Media". I tried using my recovery drive, but that did nothing at all to fix it. Please help me, I need help on how to fix this.

A:Computer stuck in BIOS after reset? Insert Boot Media 8.1

In order to access the Recovery Manager you must repeatedly tap the F11 key at boot. However, if you have formatted the drive before hand, the recovery partition is gone and you will have to use Recovery Disks hopefully you made when you first got the computer. If no disks, you may be able to order them from the manufacturer.

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I could not prevent widows form updating, each time it did I had to do a system restore to be able to boot. After the last time, I cannot boot windows, boot from dvd or usb or enter BIOS. ACER and microsoft have been no help at all, please let me know if anyone knows of this error caused by the critical updates, I have another pc running on windows 10 and don't want to face this issue on that one as well

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OS: windows 7 64 home premium
CPU: i7 3770
MOBO: ASUS P7Z77_M
HDD: Seagate 2TB
RAM: kingston hyperX 16 gb


alright, so i had an issue with deleting a steam folder that was corrupted. after googling a while i learned i should run chkdsk (checkdisk) when you rightclick on your hdd 'properties, under tools tab' etc.

so after that i just rebooted my pc and everything was normal, i could delete the folder. then i got a few windows updates, which i just ran. and rebooted normally. after a while, surfing a bit, then playing a videogame, my computer just crashed with bluescreen.

ever since then i couldnt boot up my pc normally again.
i do manage to get the BIOS screen, then the windows logo 'loading', but then it just gets me a blue screen again.


so the errors on the blue screen im getting is:
ntkrnlpa.exe
0xc0000098

and something along these lines:
STOP: 0x0000007E
(0xFFFFFFFFC000000S , 0xFFFFF88000E0DE3A, 0XFFFFF880009A8B78, 0xFFFFF880009A83D0)
wdf01000.sys - Adress FFFFF88000E0DE3A


it might be worth mentioning i had intel rapid storage techonlogy, which uses an ssd for caching. i thought this was the problem, and removed the ssd but no results.

I've tried some system recovery methods, like the bootup autofixer or system restore point but they failed aswell.

after reading something about MBR: ' bootrec.exe /FixMbr '
(source:How to Fix Windows 7 When It Fails to Boot)
i decided to give that a try.

i managed to get back to my de... Read more

A:windows boot fail, can only enter BIOS

Hi qzysc2 welcome to SevenForums

Lets try this



   Warning
You will need a USB FLASH DRIVE




   Tip
Download the Tool from a non infected PC


Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Choose one that goes with your OS bit version . Save the file to a USB Flash drive

32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

64-Bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64




   Note
Click the button and right-click Computer .Select Properties . Look for System Type: which will say 32-bit Operating System or 64-bit Operating System


Plug the flash drive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Repair Your Computer menu item.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next. ... Read more

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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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Hi, I turned on my computer today and it only loaded to the very first screen: the Asus A8N Sli Deluxe motherboard screen that says "press delete to enter setup". usually it continues to boot after this screen is displayed for a few seconds. The computer does not respond to pressing "delete" either to enter setup.

is there anyway to diagnose/fix this problem? Thanks in advance.
 

A:PC is stuck at the first screen (cannot enter BIOS)

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I errantly switched the BIOS setting from Raid-AHCI to IEDI while attempting to allow my system to recognize a newly installed SSD.  The plan was to clone my HDD to the SSD as the boot drive, but it wasn't seen in windows.  Initially, was able to see it in the BIOS settings.  Long story short, I switched from Raid-AHCI to IEDI and have not been able to boot the PC since.  On boot, the pc turns on and the fans for the power supply and NVIDIA cards spin, but there is nothing visual taking place on the monitor. It's as if the devices are getting power, but the motherboard doesn't know they are there.  Tried clearing the CMOS (unplugged, took out CMOS battery, held reset button) and that didn't seem to make a difference.  There is supposed to be a "recovery" jumper on the MB (E15), but the pins seem to be missing on my motherboard, so that's not an option.  I'm pretty sure that if I can get the MB back to Raid-AHCI mode, it should respond for me again.  Unfortunately, without access to the BIOS on boot, I have no idea how to do that.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.  Thanks in advance.

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I have a friend away at school who called and said her computer won't start up. It is a Compaq . She gets the Compaq splash screen, with the F1 for setup, F10 for SystemRecovery, and it gets stuck there.

Pressing F1 on startup gets her "Entering Setup" and then it just sits there. Pressing F10 on startup does nothing at all.

The pc is not giving any beeps as they sometimes do when having a startup problem, nor is she hearing any odd sounds from the tower (hard drive clicking, etc).

Thoughts on what the cause for this sudden meltdown of her pc?
 

A:Compaq stuck on splash screen, can't enter BIOS

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This is frustrating. Extremely frustrating.

I have a pretty new computer. Just a few months old. It is supposed to be a good one.

Dell XPS 8500
Quad core i7 processor
lots of memory and extras

This computer also has the 64 bit edition of Windows 8 installed on it. Windows 8 is driving me up the wall!!! I have had numerous problems with it since day 1.

As recently as a few days ago, my system was running reasonably okay. Then I downloaded a driver for my network card from the dell.com website. From that point on, I cannot get my computer to boot up properly. I have turned my computer off and on multiple times in hopes that it would correct whatever is wrong.

When I first turn my PC on, it will stay stuck at the Dell logo window for a while.

Sometimes it will make it past that and it will give me an error message that says:

"error sending end of post message to ME, system HALT!"

Also, I sometimes get a message which says:

"the last USB device you connected to the computer malfunctioned, and Windows did not recognize it.

Try reconnecting the device. If windows still does not recognize it, your device may not be working properly."

This is insanity. I have NOT connected any new USB devices to my computer.

I do not know what to do. I figured that the easiest thing might be to try simply reinstalling Windows 8 from scratch. So I inserted my Windows 8 reinstall disk that Dell sent me when I bought this thing. However, my computer will not boot from ... Read more

A:My Windows 8 PC will not boot up at all..... stuck on BIOS

You can restore to just before you downloaded the driver using a Windows 8 Install Disk. Boot to the Install disk, and go into the Utilities, choose "System Restore" and it should find any restore points from right before that happened. If you cannot get into Windows 8 at all, this will be the only way to get around this.

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This is frustrating. Extremely frustrating.

I have a pretty new computer. Just a few months old. It is supposed to be a good one.

Dell XPS 8500
Quad core i7 processor
lots of memory and extras

This computer also has the 64 bit edition of Windows 8 installed on it. Windows 8 is driving me up the wall!!! I have had numerous problems with it since day 1.

As recently as a few days ago, my system was running reasonably okay. Then I downloaded a driver for my network card from the dell.com website. From that point on, I cannot get my computer to boot up properly. I have turned my computer off and on multiple times in hopes that it would correct whatever is wrong.

When I first turn my PC on, it will stay stuck at the Dell logo window for a while.

Sometimes it will make it past that and it will give me an error message that says:

"error sending end of post message to ME, system HALT!"

Also, I sometimes get a message which says:

"the last USB device you connected to the computer malfunctioned, and Windows did not recognize it.

Try reconnecting the device. If windows still does not recognize it, your device may not be working properly."

This is insanity. I have NOT connected any new USB devices to my computer.

I do not know what to do. I figured that the easiest thing might be to try simply reinstalling Windows 8 from scratch. So I inserted my Windows 8 reinstall disk that Dell sent me when I bought this thing. However, my compu... Read more

A:My Windows 8 PC will not boot up at all..... stuck on BIOS

did you change your boot order prior to boot with disk? I believe it is f12 at startup for dell.

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It started when I took one of my hard drives out of my case. Now when I turn it on, it will open up the UEFI Bios page instead of booting like normal. I have tried turning everything off and back on, taking out my hard drives and reinserting them, resetting some options on Bios, but to no avail. It ONCE booted into Windows, but then wouldn't let me through.... it locked me out? PLEASE GIVE ADVICE, I WANT TO DIE BECAUSE IT'S SO FRUSTRATING. NOTHING I FIND ON THE INTERNET IS WORKING. (Btw, I have Z170, not s87 or whatever. It's a different format?)
 

A:Stuck in UEFI Bios. Won't boot to Windows 10

Did you try to find somewhere "booting device settings"? If system was installed on drive you put out, you might have to set it as booting device again.
 

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I have a Gateway desktop with Windows 8 already pre installed in it I bought this new and it did not come with any discs. this is what's going on I had a password problem and could not get into my computer.I was told by someone if I opened up the side panel of my computer and take out the small battery and I'm plug it then plug it back in and turn it on and I would be able to reset my password. well that has been reset and I'm into the bios I've tried the automatic repair and diagnose neither of them worked also I went into the UEFI firmware settings still nothing works.I have no backup disk so I can't do that. I've also tried something saying if I could pull up a certain image I may be able to reset it but that didn't work as well. The model number of the computer if this would help is DX 4370G the processor is an AMD A6 3620 APU. as you can tell I don't know a whole lot about computers but my brother knows a bit so if I can get any helpful information or recommendations I'll forward it to him. I'm trying to avoid a costly repair. it seems like the system has a problem recognizing windows 8, it's only a guess. I'm not sure but I think I've erased some functionality of the computer I'm wondering how I could get the right drivers for the computer if that's the problem.again any help would be appreciated I hope I'm not stuck with a worthless computer
 

A:Solved: stuck in the bios computer won't boot up to Windows 8

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I canot enter my BIOS menu.
I tried all the keys ( ESC, F1, F2, Delete..etc) but then i get message :" PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F:exiting PXE ROM". I tried everything but i still cannot enter the BIOS menu.

A:PXE-E61: media test failure on Portgege 3500 but can't enter the BIOS

Turn the laptop On and hold ESC, then press F1 when prompted. Pressing F12 on power-up should give you a boot menu. (This is in the Users Manual)

The PXE error means its trying to boot off the Network, because it cannot find an OS on the HDD.

Test the HDD using a HDD test. The Advanced test in Hitachi DFT is good. (google is your friend)

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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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Running Windows 7, have usb boot drive with windows 10 pro install, have to change BIOS to boot from USB. How do I do that?

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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 Yoga 11 has recently crashed an now only started to the Lenovo label then states it can't find windows. I've tried pressing vol down and the windows button to access recovery but this has only happened once out of 100 attempts and then the recovery failed. Can anyone guide me to getting into the recovery- i have got a recovery file for Windows RT to install from USb but cannot access recovery cheers

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I would be very grateful for any help out there... I have the Lenovo X1 Carbon, type 3448-34U. The laptop was booting fine, but it had an OEM Windows 7 install filled with bloatware, so I wanted to re-image. I created a new USB stick and reimaged the machine. At the end of the installation I was interrupted and left the laptop for several hours. When i returned it was off. Now, when I press the power button, the keyboard lights flash, and the screen shows the Lenovo logo and briefly the message "To interrupt normal startup, press enter". Then turns off. I have tried:  - During boot, I have tried pressing enter, pressing F1, F2 and various combinations- Tried the power reset using the paper clip in the hole at the bottom.- When I press F1 repeatedly during boot, the computer beeps and says "Entering Setup" very briefly (so fast it's hard to read), then turns off- tried booting to USB sticks Other than the repeated pressing of F1 which shows the "Entering Setup" message, nothing has any affect, and the laptop just shuts down. Any advice? Thanks!

A:X1 Carbon will not boot, or enter BIOS

I had the same problem.If you have windows installed, do not shut it down normally, but make a hard reset (press for a few seconds the turn-on button). It looks like Windows Computer (WC) does not really shut down so you miss the chance of entering the BIOS.To me it works by then pressing the F1 button (without any extra Fn or Ctrl, etc..) a few times after pressing the turn-on button again (no need to press them at the same time).Btw., if you want to install GNU/Linux and boot from USB, you may need to change this in the BIOS: _security _disable secure boot, and_startup _UEFY legacy -> both My system: Win10 (now Debian), X1 4th generation, PCIe SSD

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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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Today I was helping my brother install a new Mobo, CPU and GFX card to his PC. The installing seemed to go fine, I've built a few computers before and I didn't see anything go obviously wrong (no damage to parts etc). Yet when we came to plugging the computer in and turning it on the monitor just read "No Signal".

I tried the following:
- Changed Monitor
- Changed VGA Cable
- Changed expansion slot we put the GFX Card in
- Changed GFX Card

After searching round for some answers I plugged in a PS/2 keyboard and attempted to boot the computer again. While the numlock function works the cap locks and scroll lock don't light up when pressed. Tried it with two keyboards so it is definitely a problem with the computer booting, despite the fact the GFX card, motherboard, case fan, case lights and CPU fan all light up/start spinning. Any ideas?

Specs:
550W Power Supply
Mobo: GIGABYTE P55M-UD2
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
CPU: Intel i5 750 QuadCore
Mouse: Razor Deathadder
Keyboard: Logitech G15

I should mention I didn't uninstall any of the old motherboard drivers before attempting the swap, which I understand now isn't good practice but which I thought wouldn't be a problem. Would this stop the computer booting?

Thanks to all of you who take the time to respond.
 

A:New Mobo, CPU and GFX - won't boot to enter BIOS

Its not a driver problem, yet.

Did you remember to plug in the auxiliary power connectors to both the motherboard and video card? What brand power supply are you using?

Also, at the top of this forum there's a guide for troubleshooting builds. You should go through those steps and report back.
 

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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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My PC will not boot nor will it access bios settings by pressing F2 during boot process.

About 6 weeks ago after an automatic Windows update my desktop PC became afflicted with the ?Critical Error ? Start menu and Cortana aren?t working etc ?

I resolved the matter by restoring my PC back to a state it was in few days earlier.

Yesterday the Critical Error ? start menu problem came back. When I tried the restore back to an earlier state the restore didn?t work and the PC just hung.

Now I cannot boot or access the bios settings. I tried booting directly from a Windows Disc but that will not work either. It will not boot in safe mode either.

Whereas I can understand that the unsuccessful restore may have corrupted the operating system I cannot understand how the BIOS will not work and why I cannot get into BIOS settings

I have tried booting from a Windows disc but it will not do so - seems to me that the BIOS is bad

I would really appreciate if anyone could give me a few pointers on what to try out

Many thanks
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My PC is a Dell XPS 8900 running Windows 10 fully updated, and has an mSATA SSD and two hard drives
 

A:PC will not boot and cannot enter BIOS settings

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1.4 yr old HP DV6-7014 NR System: Core i7Quad, 8GB RAM - All hardware stock. Software:Windows 7 x64 Professional+ Ubuntu + Grub (in MBR) with 3 primary partitions (Wndows, Linux, swap) and a  extended partition.No Recovery parition present now, or UEFI Diagnostics. Current Symptoms: Wont go to BIOS, wont boot to any OS or show GRUB menu.Shows "Press Escape for Startup Menu" at startup - Fan spins, with solid white charge light. No Sounds/or other error codes.If I leave it at this screen for about a min, the screen gets scrambled with horizontal white and colored lines - "Esc" doesn't work at that point.I you rpess "Escape" within 1st few secs of startup, it shows a "Startup Menu" withF1 System Information - Shows correctlyF2 System Diagnostics - "Shows Memory Check and" "Hard Drive Check" - both pass with no problemsF9 Boot Device Options - Shows HD but doesn't boot to itF10 BIOS Setup - Gets stuck at black screen with white blinking cursor at top left.F11 System Recovery - Gets stuck at Blank screen.History:Stopped charging battery 2 weeks after warranty expired. Laptop worked on battery and AC separately, although battery ran out in just 45 min instead of the normal 3 hrs when just on battery.Noticed wont go to BIOS 1 month back, but still booted to Windows and Linux via GRUBI tried a CMOS reset via this guide, but after that it stopped showing GRUB and booting as well (current state)

A:HP Dv6-7014NR Can't enter BIOS, Won't boot

Hello sc10n1c.It appears that when trying to boot the notebook now you're unable to get into the BIOS or OS. That you're encounter black screens or other screen issues. I will try to help you with this. You could try the steps in this document: Troubleshooting Black Screen Displays with No Error Messages During Startup or Boot.Other wise I would recommend contacting support for further assistance.HP Technical Support, North America 1-800-474-6836. For all other regions click here. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums.




I worked on behalf of HP.

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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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Hello Everyone!
 
I am looking for help with a specific problem. I have a Lenovo G40-30 (Model Name: 80FY) laptop which does not boot up the BIOS. Here has only one Power Button. When I Pressing the fn+f2 button on the laptop for BIOS, BIOS gives me a black screen with a still cursor in the top left hand corner.
 
When I buy Laptop, there has Operating system windows 8. Then I remove HDD and insert another pc then install windows 7 on this HDD.
Now I try change to Windows 8 / 10. When I boot from DVD/USB, boot is starting then come windows logo, then Keyboard and mouse not working.
 
I have Windows 7 running on the laptop, but USB, LAN, WIFI Not working.
 
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: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue and moved post to its own thread.

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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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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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Hello, i am facing the trouble with my ThinkPad X120e. I have got it without HDD. The vendor claims that the machine has verified functionality and is tested. So i bought HDD separetaly and i wanted to install OS. I tried to enter the BIOS to set up the boot order but there is some sort of failure. The result is that I CAN'T ENTER THE BIOS MENU or even to boot order.I have tried many key combinations to call up BIOS menu but without any success. If i hit on the "Esc" button right after switching on my X120e it seems that everything will go fine - there is a message "Entering BIOS Setup Utility" (pi. 1). But right after there is a first black screen (pic. 2) announcing me the list of crucial notebook components (the HDD is in this list, it means my X120e sees him). The following black screen (pic. 3) give me this error:PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE-ROMAfter this error screen comes last screen (pic. 4) announcing me that "Operating System not found". And that's all.I have tried to enter the BIOS with and without my new (blank) HDD installed but the result is the same: impossibility to call up BIOS menu.I have found that the PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) is a boot environment that Intel created. The PXE allows a workstation to boot up by using a network interface before it boots the operating system from the local storage devices such as the hard disk.I do not know what it is about, if i can skip over this preboot enviroment (how?) or i... Read more

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Recentely the time on my OS gets reset to a wrong time everytime, and when I go to the BIOS, I see that it keeps resetting there. Edit: Also, I can't change any other settings besides the time, as it gets stuck everytime I touch other settings?Is the battery the cause? Or maybe a virus? Other thing?Is it hard to replace the CMOS battery there? Ty!

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

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

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

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

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Hallo
first post here; I have a Linx 8 tablet running Windows 10, and despite several hours of web/forum trawling I cannot access my BIOS settings to view my boot manager, either through the Settings/Restart method, or in Safe Mode. I can get to a screen that lets me choose between either UEFI Settings or Boot Manager (by holding the power and the volume up buttons together at start up). Selecting the UEFI option takes me to the expected prompt, but choosing Boot Manager just starts Windows as normal. I simply cannot access my Boot Manager; I have disabled Fast Boot.

AFAIK, I have tried all possible options from within Windows 10, is there a keystroke that will allow me to do this?

Thanks
Brendan

A:keystroke(s) to enter BIOS/Boot Manager

See if this will help you UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums and welcome to Tenforums

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I cant find info. Someone can help me and explain how i can enter to BIOS or BOOT MENU (if this notebook have BOOT MENU). I try many combination and still nothing

A:How enter to Bios and Boot menu - Lenovo 510-15

there is a tiny hole on the side of laptop. and u have to press it through a pin like sim ejector pin. 

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I needed to boot on an USB and couldn't do it on UEFI mode, so I changed boot mode to CSM Boot and can't now enter to BIOS by holding F2 and pressing power button later.
Even, in CSM
Boot mode can't do anything, it only shows a screen where the following text can be found:


pxe-mof exiting pxe rom
select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key




As nothing works, I thought to reset the BIOS to factory for restoring the UEFI boot mode by removing the CMOS battery for around 30 minutes, but it didn't work, maybe because I can't remove the main battery connector.
I was also looking for the typical jumpers to restore the BIOS but I couldn't find these pins on my model.


Please, I need help for exiting the CSM mode or restore the BIOS, my laptop is now unusable.


Thanks in advance.

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Hallo
first post here; I have a Linx 8 tablet running Windows 10, and despite several hours of web/forum trawling I cannot access my BIOS settings to view my boot manager, either through the Settings/Restart method, or in Safe Mode. I can get to a screen that lets me choose between either UEFI Settings or Boot Manager (by holding the power and the volume up buttons together at start up). Selecting the UEFI option takes me to the expected prompt, but choosing Boot Manager just starts Windows as normal. I simply cannot access my Boot Manager; I have disabled Fast Boot.

AFAIK, I have tried all possible options from within Windows 10, is there a keystroke that will allow me to do this?

Thanks
Brendan

A:keystroke(s) to enter BIOS/Boot Manager

See if this will help you UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums and welcome to Tenforums

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Well, this is something new.  Curious if I'm alone here, or if others are having the same experience.  I'm actually suspicious of the 2.07 BIOS upgrade for the P70 as being responsible, but don't know that for sure.
 
I have a dual-boot P70, with Win7 Pro being my default primary environment.  I also have Win10 installed, and last week I applied the 1607 upgrade.  No problems.
 
I also have Macrium Reflect installed, and have added its "recovery" boot mode  to the Windows Boot Manager menu.
 
The Win10 1607 upgrade assistant also added its own additional item to the Boot Manager menu, with ambiguous text named "Windows Setup", although this is actually "Windows Recovery" enabling you to revert back to a restore point (or system image) which was taken just prior to the 1607 upgrade.  So prior to upgrading Win10 to 1607 my Boot Menu only had THREE items on it, with no Windows Setup item.  But now it has FOUR items on it.
 
So in fact my Boot Menu now has FOUR items on it, with Win7 being my 10-second default pre-selected item.  I used EasyBCD to rearrange the four items to my liking (with the Windows Recovery item at the very bottom) to reduce the possiblity that I might actually mistakenly arrow-navigate to the Windows Setup item and thus accidently revert Win10 back to my pre-1607 state, which I don't want to do at the moment.  I may soon actually delete that Windows Setup item completely, as I will almost certa... Read more

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I think I might have been doing a couple too many things at once, because my computer got super slow, then I got the blue screen of death, I didn't see the errors though, and it restarted but didn't get past showing the CPU on the black screen with white writing, I can't enter BIOS setup or anything. Any ideas?
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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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Ok so I'm having a major issue with my new laptop.

Acer V5-571-6806 Win 8

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

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

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

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

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

Now every time I get

PXE-M0F: EXITING PXE ROM

Then a black screen that says Operating System not Found

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

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

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

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

I also tried an external keyboard, nothing.

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

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

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

Hello MrOldboy and welcome to TSF,

Are you having issues accessing the BIOS?

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

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Well, the title says it all.  My Lenovo Yoga 2 11 is refusing to boot, and I cannot even boot from a USB, run recovery, or enter the BIOS.  Please help me.

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I'm running into a situation. Resetting the CMOS works.
 
HOWEVER, how do i get secure boot to work?
 
I tried many ways.
1.)  I performed the step 3 mentioned here.
http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04740515
 
2.) I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version from 
http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5225038&swItemId=wk_177812_1&swEnvOid=406...
 
Everytime secure boot is set, it can't get pass POST and the system kept resetting. 
 
Am i missing any steps?
 
Thanks,
J
 
 
 
 
 

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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.



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