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How Do I Enter the BIOS at Boot Up?

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

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?

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

Different computers use different keys.

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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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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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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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Hello, I'm having trouble booting OS or entering BIOS.When screen appears I press ESC and then ENTER when blue menu appearsIf I choose Boot as normal or Select boot device F12 or Enter BIOS Setup F2 - only blinking cursor at top left cornerOnly Lenovo diagnostic works:No USB device is connected nor HDD.Memory test passed.CMOS battery - removed, BIOS reset, getting message about CMOS reset, but still cannot enter. I have (from Lenovo Diagnostic):Lenovo E130Product Name: 3358BEGThingPad Edge E130 BIOS: H4ET92WW (2.52.) Date: 04/18/2013 I supsect BIOS is corrupted.Does exist BIOS crisis recovery from USB or something?  Thank you K.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?
Thanks

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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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.

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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.
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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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so recently i have gotten the error

'please check cable connection, no bootable device found'

and i found a thread online saying that turning of fast boot would fix the problem, so i entered the bios when the main windows screen popped up and then turned on fast boot.

well that didnt fix anything and now i cant even enter the bios because fast boot is enabled and i dont get the chance to press F12 to enter the bios, what do i do?

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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.



//help will save the world

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Dear Team One of our clients recently acquired a couple of M710q ThinkCenter Tinny desktops and they wanted to install Win 10 on them but they could not enter BIOS or boot menu wtih standard F1 and F10 commands. Is there another way to do this for this type of machine or are they missing some steps. Please advise.Thank you. Vedran Martinovic

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Hi,

I have an Intel D101GGC motherboard. On most computers the Del button is used to enter BIOS. But on mine it is F2. I dont which keys to use to enter the Boot First options and which key to use to enter Windows Safe Mode...

How do I find this??

Please Help...
 

A:Which keys to enter BIOS, Boot, and Safe Mode??

Read the manual? Propably all are done by the F keys, so you might just want to test each one and see what they do.
 

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I just want to ask what happened to my Lenovo H30 Slim Desktop.When I plug the cord, it automatically turns on.But it can't boot to Windows OS. It keeps restarting.There is no display on the monitor, just restarting.Sometimes, it shows the loading screen, but then again, it will restart.However, can enter BIOS, as if there's nothing wrong (it will not restart, etc.) I recently updated the BIOS before this happened. And I see that on the operating system on the BIOS File, it says Windows 8.1. I tried booting Windows 10 and Windows 7 from USB, but no luck. I've done these things:1. Swapped Memory Modules2. Removed All Peripherals (HDD, Connectors, etc.)3. Configure BIOS on all possible options (Secure Boot Off, EUFI or Non-EUFI, etc.)4. USB Boot (Windows 7, 8.1, 10)5. Clear CMOS (Via Jumper and Battery)What I did was update the BIOS to 2016 version. However, I used the American Megatrends Utility and Unchecked Capsule something, because it makes error, and I can't update.Please view my video.https://youtu.be/IsF__WINsPQ

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I turned on secure boot and the workstation wouldn't boot (made beeping sounds). Did a clear CMOS and Windows booted normally, however I don't seem to be able to see the HP splash screen anymore, just a POST screen and hitting ESC / F10 doesn't seem to do the trick. It just boots all the way into Windows. Help! Please...

A:Can't enter BIOS in Z620 after messing up Secure Boot

Follow up: I've also used the BIOS utilities to try tweak the settings to no avail...

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Hello! I am unable to get into bios or the boot options menu on an older machine. (Emachines T3304 desktop, phoenix award bios NAA21EM, FIC K8MC51G MB).

When attempting to enter the boot options menu (F10) or the bios (F2) all I get is a blank screen, no display. Will flashing the bios fix this issue? If so, how do I get the machine to boot from usb or from cd to complete the update with no access to the boot options?

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:Cannot enter bios or boot options on older system

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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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Hello everyone!

I've made my Sony VAIO into a dual-boot machine (Win7 64-bit and Ubuntu Linux) and I'm having trouble getting into the BIOS.

When powering up, even though I repeatedly press and hold down the DEL key it always goes straight to the GRUB menu:



And then when I select to load Windows 7, I keep pressing DEL but it goes straight to Windows.

It doesn't seem to matter how fast I am on the keys - I can't get into the BIOS.

I have a should I be trying to enter the BIOS before getting to the GRUB menu, or after?

Also, (and this may be irrelevant) I've checked my registry to determine what kind of BIOS I have (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / HARDWARE / DESCRIPTION / System ), where I found that the SystemBiosVersion variable = Sony - 20110905 BIOS Date: 09/05/11 11:20:58 Ver: 04.06.03

(I would have thought the BIOS would be something like American Megatrends!)

Anyways... is there any way I can get into the BIOS from Windows, i.e. after Windows has loaded? Do I have to remove Linux from my computer? I hope not!

Thanks so much for your help and have a great day.

A:can't enter BIOS when booting (Win7 / Ubuntu Linux dual boot system)

Best to keep in mind that the BIOS is completely different from ANY operating system. There is no connection between the two things, other than the BIOS handing off control to an OS.

You press DEL (or whatever key enters the BIOS) before any operating system begins to start up.
You can start pressing the key repeatedly (once a second) just as soon as you hear the POST beep or see anything happen on the display screen.
Once you reach the Grub loader it is too late. Start over.

You can't get into the BIOS from an operating system. You can only shut down and/or restart.
Nothing in the operating system's registry has anything to do with your system's BIOS, other than communicating with it initially.

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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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Hi

Satellite C850-F0055 laptop

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

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

Cheers Rozzer

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hello everybody here at B.C

As this topic mentions this is supposed to be a BIOS guide, not exactly tho....
I will write about what i have encountered and worked with when it comes to this motherboard in hope to expand this knowledge and hopefully finding a solution with a broader network.

As mentioned this is the ABIT AN8 Fatal1ty S939 Motherboard without the SLI = double PCI EXPRESS installed
Basically my old motherboard stopped functioning so i had to replace it with the Abit Fatal1ty, at first i was very pleased becouse i read alot of positive stuff about it, altho i dont really like too much advertising this motherboard looked promising.
A part of the horror that struck me was that i needed to install WinXp from start, there were reports of users who could simply do a repair of winxp so they wont loose any valuable data, but in my case i didnt have that option, my windows could not be saved. Since i had 3 HDD's i plugged in another one after backing it up from another pc, becouse i simply mistook it for the hdd that had winxo on it, anyway i thought to myself i could backup my winxp containing drive at a later state when i get winxp installed on the drive i just cleaned. I then instaled all the hardware where it belongs and booted up and put in the WinXp SP2 cd and ran thru the first part of the setup ( where the files get copied over to your hdd before the restart )
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A:Bios's ( Disk Boot Error Please Insert System Disk And Press Enter )

Simply put, the disk that you think that you are booting from, and the disk that you are booting from, are not the same. I did the same thing myself not too long ago. Pull out the other disks and install XP. Once it is working, then install the other hard drives. If you are sure that you are booting from the same drive on which XP is installed, then the disk is thrashed.
You said you took out a disk from another system and it booted fine. How about trying this? Take the disk out of your system that you think is the one with XP on it, and see if if it will boot the other machine?
This is no huge mystery. It can only be one of very few things.

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

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