Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

No access to bios Thinpad T450s

Q: No access to bios Thinpad T450s

Hello everyone,My Thinkpad T450s under w7 Pro worked perfectly and I wanted to switch it to w10 by reformatting to make a clean installation.After the install, w10 works perfectly and I wanted to enter the Bios by F2, it does not open anymore.Same for the boot menu by F12, it does not open anymore.I tried also by the recovery, there instead of the Bios I'm entitled to all other starts.I can not boot on usb stick it is impossible to stay in the state.cordially

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: No access to bios Thinpad T450s

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: No access to bios Thinpad T450s

Hi,

Are you trying those keys on startup or on restart? If you've only tried on startup, try on restart - or on startup after a full shutdown (SHIFT + shut down).

You could also try the advanced startup options from within windows.

Z.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 58.4

Hello, Problem 1:I've set the supervisor password some time ago on my T450s. I think I used the special character "!" which was accepted at that time, but I'm not sure anymore today. Now after severeal BIOS updates the "!" only leads to a beep of the system and I also tried all of my standard-passwords without "!" , but without success. Problem 2:Now I've tried to roll back to older BIOS versions to try if one of these accepts the "!". But every version I tried leads to a "secure flash authentication failed"-error after the reboot of the laptop to actually flash the BIOS. The following link says its the Rollback Prevention Enabled, but I checked in BIOS and it's clearly disabled.https://support.lenovo.com/sg/de/solutions/ht117858 Now I have no idea how to proceed. Has anyone seen that the BIOS has accepted special characters like "!"?Are there other T450s which are not able to rollback to older BIOS versions with the above mentioned error? Technical Infos:- Model: ThinkPad T450s 20BW-S03E00 (the one with Intel graphics only and a core i5-5200)- BIOS: 1.29(JBET65WW) Thanks in advance!  Best regards,Linus123

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 56.4

Hi, I saw the new BIOS version 1.25 dated ?14?.?09?.?2016 appearing on Lenovos support site. I did not check the version I was having on my system before downloading the "new BIOS", so I started the installer and the tool told me I already have this BIOS version. msinfo32.exe tells me I am having BIOS 1.25 dated 13.07.2016. So apparently the BIOS was released already some time ago and I already flashed it to 1.25. So whats the point of re-releasing the 1.25? If there are any changes of todays version compared to the 1.25 released some time ago, is it worth flashing? If yes, how can I do this if the tool tells me I am already having the latest version and it does not let me override my BIOS? Thanks and best regards,Martin

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

HelloI brought a used T450s on ebay to use it here in Switzerland. It is a US-Modell with US-Keyboard and a too small SSD. After upgrading the SSD and replaced the Keyboard with a CH-DE Version, none of my Passwords will be accepted in the BIOS anymore. I replaced the Keyboard to the US-Version, but same Issue. I have the luck, that I set the Fingerprint scanner as "Power-On"-Password, so I can use the Thinkpad. But I simply cant change or delete these Passwords in the BIOS (even after the newest Update). I know what I set for Passwords for sure, the worked every time. Without the Fingerprint sensor I could put away my T450s. Does anybody knows how to clear all Passwords in the BIOS (even if TPM, and all the other settings will be cleared at the same time)? Many thanks in advance!Robert

A:Clear all Passwords in BIOS on T450s

hi rjet, i had a similar problem on asus notebook 2 years ago: your original password (for example) 1234ZYHC generated with US keyboard can easily become (for example) 1693YZLC if typed with CH-DE keyboard. so i would first open notepad and type the exact password - if something is wrong, you have to try to type all characters untill you find the exact ones.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Hi there! I have puchased a second hand T450s and it has a BIOS password. How do I clear the CMOS / deactivated the password? Regards!anak85

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

At first there was a message: "Secure Flash Authentication Failed'. Then I've disabled "Secure RollBack Prevention" option. The message has disappeared but BIOS version has stayed the same (1.19). No error message was shown.

A:T450s: unable to update BIOS from 1.19 to 1.20 ver...

Same issue here.I can not update version 1.19 to another version. How to fix this (on the T450S).Disabled already the security-settings in the bios.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

I recently purchased a T450s.  It shipped with BIOS versoin 1.18.  I downloaded and ran the application to upgrade the BIOS to version 1.18, but it appears the new version is not being applied.  My system still shows BIOS version 1.17. What could be the cause of this issue?

A:T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

HiHave you read the BIOS upgrade related readme.txt file?There are several important requisitions:- Lenovo recommends to install the USB 3.0 driver for Windows (Version 1.4.0.225 or higher) prior to updating the BIOS. Because the BIOS requires the modification in the USB 3.0 driver to fix USB 3.0 related issues.- You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack.- Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the UEFI BIOS in the remote deployment environments.- Make sure to be logged on with an administrator account on the target computer.- Make sure the AC adapter is firmly connected to the target computer.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52

We're planning to push BIOS updates to all our systems in the near future. However, in testing we've noticed that some systems will fail installation with error code 211. The problem seems to be related to a changed BIOS logo, since when ran manually, the updater asks if it should overwrite the existing logo or keep it. This seems to cause problems when you run the BIOS update executable "winuptp64.exe" with the "-s" (silent) argument.Is there a solution to this, like an argument that forces overwriting of logo or keep existing? Full error log:[2018/1/24 11:40:47] version 25.26
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> JBET54WW
Applying BIOS Version -> JBET66WW
Keep the custom start up image of the system.
System EC Version -> JBHT15WW
Applying EC Version -> JBHT17WW
AC adapter/Battery check....OK.

BIOS Flashing....
The number of retries of BIOS update = 1
The number of retries of BIOS update = 2
The number of retries of BIOS update = 3
Failed.
Error : Fail to do module option.

Error code = 211

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52

Hi all, Wondering if there are any others affected with the latest BIOS update? (BIOS version 2.46) Within our company we've had a bunch of Thinkpad T440s and T450s laptops continuosly BSOD, and the only connection I've found so far, which was from checking these forums, is the recent BIOS update. Any thoughts or experience with this would be appreciated.  Cheers, JasonS19

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

Hello, I'm trying to download the latest BIOS bootable image, but the link returns a 404 error:https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/jbuj65us.iso Here's the driver page where you that dead link is found:http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/nl/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-T-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-T... Please fix this, I want to upgrade my BIOS. Thanks,Bart

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 51.2

Hi,After updating to the JBET67WW 1.31 BIOS my mouse and trackpad cannot click on most UI elements in Windows 10 (1709) when connected to a ThinkPad Ultra Dock (40A2), some still works like minimize/maximize and close buttons on windows but most dont. I've tried to force a re-apply of the update but it is still having the same problem. Previously I used 1.30 without any problem, so the question is where can I get the files for 1.30 to do a downgrade?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

This is request to Thinkpad software development team. As showed by this long forum thread:http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/w550s-t550-lcd-screen-replacement-brightness-set-at-max.7741... Some Intel core 5th gen Thinkpads like T450, T450s, T550, W550s has display panel whitelist in their BIOS which will cause brightness control not working in Windows if user installed display panel which isn't in the whitelist. The whitelist is based on the display EDID and are put inside the bios. There is no way to circumvent the whitelist without flashing the display's EEPROM (by altering the EDID) or patching the BIOS which are not easy thing to do for normal people. So I hope Thinkpad dev team could release a BIOS update to remove the whitelist code. Because if not, this whitelist issue will hurt the sell value of those thinkpads. As if the screen is defective, finding the replacement display panel will be very difficult. As time goes by, who knows in future no one will produce the whitelisted lenovo panel anymore, then those thinkpads (with defective screen) would lose their sell value. Thinkpad is most known for its repairability, so I hope this feat can be maintaned. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

I bought this laptop used, and did not work. To test the operation I entered the Linux cd Lubit and the thinkpad a31 work properly, the only problem is not installed because he had no hdd. So I installed without updating bios and hdd upgrade has failed. Now I added hdd and the computer says "BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart" how do I restore?

A:Thinpad A 31

Welcome to the forum!
 
My guess is that you're looking at a blank hard drive with no operating system installed.

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

The computer will not boot. When I run the test I get DEV 086 ERR 22 FRU 0010 on the SystemBoard test. What does this mean. Does this mean I need a new SystemBoard
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.4

My ThinkpadT61 keeps displaying the fan error. The system boots up afer pressing ESC multiple times. What happens now is the syste, shuts down all of a sudden while I am working with it.I have decided to replace the fan myself. Was trying to find the part# but was not sure which one to order.Laptop Type - 7658CTOThe part numbers I found online were 44C0825 & 42W2460. Not sure which part is the correct one. Can someone please help with the correct part# ?  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

Hello,Can you tell me how much of ram support the laptop PC x250 ref:20CLS79700 of lenovo and which are the frequencies supported.What is the spec of this memory ?Thanks

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.6

USB ports not working Thinpad 18 58 69g


Running XP
x64

Can someone sort drivers for me to get USB ports back running?


Would be appreciated.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.6

Hello. I recently installed a Samsung 950 Pro in the P50.After some problems during the installation it seems to work fine, but.... The 950 pro supports AES Hardware encryption (Advanced Encryption Standard, Class0 SED).I also was able to use it with a normal SSD before. After I installed the 950 NVMe, the option for setting a harddrive Password inside the BIOS just vanished.  am not able to set any harddrive passwort and thus use encryption. Every other PW seems to work fine...I would like to ask why that happened there and I hope that some of you may be able to help me with that. Thank you very much,Greetz










Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:Thinpad P50, Samsung 950 pro and password security

While 950 Pro presumably supports AES on hardware level (i.e. all data is encrypted prior being written on the flash chips), key management is still "to be supported by FW update" ( http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/global/html/ssd950pro/specificatio... ) If you want to encrypt your 950Pro, use Bitlocker or other third-party encryption solution. There is a performance and SSD wear cost associated with that, but it's negligible for most applications.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.6

I doubt there are any fixes and these are mostly observations, but here goes: 1. The other day, I had screen flashes for a couple hours in the middle of the day. I was battery for extended time, but not doing anything video intensive - taking notes with onenote in laptop mode. The screen would flash with random frequency, and made it almost unusuble, but then would stop for a few minutes and start again. It finally stopped, but i never found a cause. I did disable the WIndows error reporting, made sure i had the latest driver (mine is slightly newer then what lenovo system wants to download) -  2. Video resolution when used with external monitor - I have an external monitor above the laptop - leaving the laptop at recommended 2560 x 1440 and size at 200% (recommended) makes the laptop 2x as big as the monitor above it in the extended desktop layout - this causes issues moving the mouse between the 2 as the monitor is 2x the size of the lptop. (Driver 21.20.16.4678) 3. Dragging windows from this 200% display to  my external monitor causes some 200% sized artifacts until the entirewindow is moved. 4. I use synergy to share mouse and keyboard between my Macbook and this - the mouse hits an artificial wall near the laptop right side - i believe it has to do with the display scaling 5. Reducing the lapop to 1280 x 720 at 100% solves all the above issues, but then text is not crisp in Outlook app. Most other apps look fine, as does windows it... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.6

I doubt there are any fixes and these are mostly observations, but here goes: 1. The other day, I had screen flashes for a couple hours in the middle of the day. I was battery for extended time, but not doing anything video intensive - taking notes with onenote in laptop mode. The screen would flash with random frequency, and made it almost unusuble, but then would stop for a few minutes and start again. It finally stopped, but i never found a cause. I did disable the WIndows error reporting, made sure i had the latest driver (mine is slightly newer then what lenovo system wants to download) -  2. Video resolution when used with external monitor - I have an external monitor above the laptop - leaving the laptop at recommended 2560 x 1440 and size at 200% (recommended) makes the laptop 2x as big as the monitor above it in the extended desktop layout - this causes issues moving the mouse between the 2 as the monitor is 2x the size of the lptop. (Driver 21.20.16.4678) 3. Dragging windows from this 200% display to  my external monitor causes some 200% sized artifacts until the entirewindow is moved. 4. I use synergy to share mouse and keyboard between my Macbook and this - the mouse hits an artificial wall near the laptop right side - i believe it has to do with the display scaling 5. Reducing the lapop to 1280 x 720 at 100% solves all the above issues, but then text is not crisp in Outlook app. Most other apps look fine, as does windows it... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.6

Hi Admin, lenovo T450S how to downgrade bios  from 1.32 version to 1.28 version? i able to downgrade to 1.30 version but i try downgrade again got this below issue.Please advise. Reason i downgrade is 1.28 version is stable version for fix the wifi autodisconnect after wake up from sleep mode. OS : windows 10. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Can the external monitor on the thinkpad 770 be used independently (ie: separate application) with the lcd ?
 

A:Solved: Dual Monitor on IBM Thinpad 770x

Dusty,

Do not confuse "external monitor" with "DUAL Monitor". The latter is what you apparently want. The former is what you have.

You can Google: Thinkpad 770 external monitor

and view item:

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=PFAN-3PVSCN

which will confirm what you have with the 770.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Hello. I have a ThinPad T431s , which does not detect any wireless network, even though the wireless adapter is active . To fix this, I have to connect to the network through the network cable after the connection is established proceed to disable the wireless adapter and turn again , then it detects the wireless networks . The big problem is that it is becoming very common this situation. What could be the reason for this? Thanks in advance.

A:Thinpad T431s don't detect wifi conectons

Hi, Have you tried to update your WLAN driver? System Update is a good tool to detect drivers and helps you to update them:https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht080136 I would try that first and if it still has the problem, try to respond with: - Operativing system (x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit)) (See Control Panel -> System)- Product Number (P/N)

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Hello, My Thinkpad Yoga (model year 2014-2015) gives sometimes a white screen by startup, or after a softclose (for example when turn over from laptop to tablet mode). When I open and close my screen after a couple of times the screen is ok and I can work with it. I called Lenovo support because I think it is something with the connector from the screen to the motherboard. The computer was 2 months out of warranty so they say that I could send it to support for a check, what will cost me a lot of money for only analyse the issue. So I asked for another solution. They asked me to reinstal Windows and al the drivers, because they think that it is a software issue. Because there is a lot of software on my computer, and I need him every day for my work, I didn't have time to do this directly (first make a backup and then reinstall al the software). So I bought a new Lenovo thinkpad Yoga 260, and installed al my software. Now my "old" Yoga, whit the white screen issue, is ready for reinstall the software. Today I reinstalled Windows 10, but the issue is still there "sometimes white screen". So I think again it is not a software issue but a issue whit the connector from the screen to the motherboard. My question is if someone has experience whit this issue, or maybe the same issue?

A:Thinpad Yoga White screen by startup

i have the same problem i think with the yoga.. but what u mean "white screen"? and does its happend after the lenovo icon appears?

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Hello, My Thinkpad Yoga (model year 2014-2015) gives sometimes a white screen by startup, or after a softclose (for example when turn over from laptop to tablet mode). When I open and close my screen after a couple of times the screen is ok and I can work with it. I called Lenovo support because I think it is something with the connector from the screen to the motherboard. The computer was 2 months out of warranty so they say that I could send it to support for a check, what will cost me a lot of money for only analyse the issue. So I asked for another solution. They asked me to reinstal Windows and al the drivers, because they think that it is a software issue. Because there is a lot of software on my computer, and I need him every day for my work, I didn't have time to do this directly (first make a backup and then reinstall al the software). So I bought a new Lenovo thinkpad Yoga 260, and installed al my software. Now my "old" Yoga, whit the white screen issue, is ready for reinstall the software. Today I reinstalled Windows 10, but the issue is still there "sometimes white screen". So I think again it is not a software issue but a issue whit the connector from the screen to the motherboard. My question is if someone has experience whit this issue, or maybe the same issue?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Imaged Lenovo Thinkpad X270 with Win 7 but get'Starting Windows' then 'BSOD Stop: 0x0000007B' error in continuous loop.Presume this model supports W7 as drivers are available.Have seen a suggestion to change BIOS Serial ATA setting but this is not available in this BIOS.Have upgraded to latest BIOS.Can image with Win10 no problem.Any help appreciated. Thanks Mike

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

Im working on a Toshiba Laptop A105-4284, Model #: PSAA8U-0FH02K that froze while trying to flash the BIOS, so I didnt know what else to do but shut it off. Now, when I try to boot it up, it gets stuck in the same place it did during the flashing; on the Toshiba splash screen with the status bar at the bottom showing about 20% complete. I cant get into the BIOS and cant boot into Windows. Other options available on this screen are Press F2 for System Settings and F12 for Boot Menu. Pressing F2 results in a beep and the status bar changing to "Please Wait..." but nothing else happens no matter how long I wait. Pressing F12 doesnt do anything. Pressing ESC takes me to a screen that shows the typical system info -- Phoenix Technologies Version 6.00; Intel Calistoga CRB.T3A Reference BIOS; VERSION.MAK 1.53; (looks like its running POST and recognizes CPU, Cores, No TPM or TPM has a problem, and system RAM and stops there. What is my best course of action?:

- shorting out the CMOS battery (I've tried this on the solder pads marked C88, with no laptop battery, with and without the wi-fi, ram and hdd installed; Im either doing it wrong or its just not working )
- trying to reflash BIOS chip (I tried this; turned the laptop on and held down the 'c' key to boot from cd, but still got stuck at the same place)
- replacing the BIOS chip
- something else?

Any guidance or information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Please feel free t... Read more

A:Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot

Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.

Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?

I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?

or is this just a lost cause? :-/

Thanks in advance
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

HI, Please skip to paragraph six for the actual issue I am having--the preceding paragraphs include info that may help to identify how to fix this. I am posting this using my HP desktop running Windows 7 as my Lenovo Ideapad 110 cannot connect to internet as explained below: Firstly, Sorry if I am breaking community guidelines in any way with this post. I did multiple searches but only came up with "forgot my BIOS password-how can I reset it" type posts. I am looking for urgent help to get back into the "BIOS" of my Lenovo IdeaPad 110 running preinstalled Windows 10. Everything was running fine until yesterday. This is when I made the mistake of thinking I knew more about the system than I actually seem to lol :/ So, yesterday--I entered the "BIOS" screen upon startup using F2 (function key+F2). I went on to disable wireless connection ability (to test something unrelated), and also switched Boot from strait UEFI boot mode to legacy/UEFI boot-with UEFI being the default boot option.  I don't know if any of the above have to do with the issue I am now having but I wanted to share it just in case. Here is the real issue as of now: Also yesterday at the same time while in "BIOS", I also went on to set an "admin password", the one you must type in before you can even get to the lenovo splash screen to enter "BIOS". Basically I believe this is referred to as a POST password although I am not an expert cleary (hence asking for the experts' he... Read more

A:Lenovo Ideapad 110-Set an Admin PW in BIOS, Now I can't access BIOS after entering the correct PW?

Sorry for the double post but I just saw this information and thought it might apply to me, please let me know what you think: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500216  

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

Hi everyone, I tried getting to the advanced Bios setup under Bios menu but couldnt find it. The Bios version of my Pc is insyde F.1B. please what can i do ?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

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
Graphic... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

Good evening!
A week ago I reinstalled Windows 7 in EFI mode on my laptop, and now I've got this problem: whenever I turn on my computer after a shutdown, the BIOS says "System Resuming" instead of "Press F2 to enter settings". This makes impossible for me to access BIOS settings. Previously, my BIOS used to say "System Resuming" only after a hibernation. The weird fact is that - as far as I remember - this thing started happening only after a few days.
Can you help me?
Thanks in advance :-)

A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

See if entering the command manually makes a difference in how it starts up

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42

Hello:

This is my first post here, so hi to everyone.
I just got an ASUS X401a Notebook and I want to use a flash drive to boot from Linux.
I need to change the sequence in the BIOS so that the flash drive is first choice to boot from.
I have no problem accessing the BIOS utility, but it allows me to alter only some settings. Those in blue colored font I can change those in black font I cannot. What drive to boot from first is in black and not adjustable.
I used command line to work as admin and I also set up a password for admin in the BIOS to access the BIOS utility, but still no go; some things are allowed to be changed some aren't.

Any help is appreciated.

A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.2

Hi I sure am hoping someone can help me with this. First my specs
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476835 MB, Free - 366308 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 61 MB; F: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 5158 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA770-DS3, x.x,
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus 2011, Updated and Enabled

I am having some errors causing crashes on occasion. Thats not what I am here for today though I can deal with that later. When my comp starts to reboot I can't seem to access BIOS, if I can access the Boot Order by hitting F12 I have no control whatsoever on the choices no up or down or even hitting enter works. Also when I go into Error Recovery Console the same thing no controls whatsoever I can make, no arrow keys or hitting any keys work and I have to just sit there and let it choose whatever it defaulted to. I have re-installed Windows 7 but the problem persists. Would really appreciate your help.
 

A:Unable to access arrow keys or any controls in Error Recovery Console or access BIOS

I would suspect that your bios is not loading the keyboard or mouse, except for your only reference to the error recovery console? Do you mean you have the controls elsewhere, but not there?
But, if the loss is general, the quickest way is to reset the bios. You would normally do this by locating the small bios battery on the motherboard. Remove this and, in its vicinity (better if you browse or refer to a manual for the motherboard!) there will be a small three pin tag, with a joiner across two of the pins. Move the joiner to the other two pins for about one minute, This will return the bios to defaults. If you cannot locate this pin, you will have to leave the computer, with the battery out for quite a while - I would guess possibly over 24 hours, to reset the bios.
But, before, You do not say how you have tried to access the bios? (DEL on startup: F2 on startup are two choices)
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

After upgrading to W10 I also uppgraded the bios.  Booting is successfull but the "ESC"-option to enter Bios does not appear.  Tapping ESC or F10 has no effect. The booting proceeds and W starts. If however I press either one of them continously after power on the unit starts beeping and has to be shut off. I have emptied the CMOS by removing the RTC battery and pressing the power button for 30 secs.  With and without the main battery inserted. No change. Any suggestions anyone?  

A:No Bios access after w10 and bios upgrades

Hey @ossian,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade after the Windows 10 upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion dv5-1058eo Entertainment Notebook PC. Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? Have you tried to disable fast startup? Although this site is not affiliated with HP, it has some great step by step instructions on disabling fast startup. The topic is called Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10.  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a r... Read more

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

how to overclock my gateway GT5453E desktop comp?

Hello everyone! I want to overclock my gateway GT5453E desktop comp but I dont know how to do it. Pls HELP
 

A:I can not access my bios... HELP!!!

That Gateway (GT5453E) cannot be overclocked. Any attempts will void your warranty.
You might want to go to the website of the motherboard manufacturer to see if they have a close match that will... by doing a search using the numbers on the board.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

I have an Epox board which was working fine until yesterday. I did have a trojan horse which was removed from my system by Trend Micro virus scan. Anyway, ever since, whenever I restart, I get a blue box asking me to select a boot first device, once I select the hard drive, the computer boots as normal. However, if I go into the bios, I cannot do anything. There is a red box that keeps flashing and I cannot do anything within the BIOS utility. I have flashed the bios and cleared the CMOS with the EPOX utility, but it did not make any difference.

My system is EP-9NPA+Ultra MB, AMD 64 3000 processor.
 

A:Cannot access Bios

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

I upgraded my Gigabyte Z77-D3H rev1.0 motherboard based PC to Win10 without any problem and it ran for months very well.

Recently I installed a new graphics card MSI NVIDIA GTX970 and since then boot up has become very slow- On startup the motherboard graphic stays up for ages but I cant access the BIOS via the usual DEL keypress. After 3 (maybe 4) single beeps, each about 30 secs apart, I then get a blank screen for 20secs then the Win10 opening screen before it opens W10 proper. Once up, W10 runs ok.

Ive tried numerous ways to access the BIOS without success - inc turning off "fast startup"

Under PC settings - advanced options I have "System Restore, System Image Recovery, Startup Repair, Command Prompt, Startup Settings, Go back to previous build". I do NOT have the "UEFI Firmware setting" even though the motherboard has UEFI.

I dont know what to do next.

I have considered a clean reboot for W10 but havent found the time to devote to that task.

Any help will be gratefully received .

A:Cant access BIOS - what to do now ?

Try disconnecting all the hard drive(s) data cables and booting up without hard drives connected.

or remove the video card and try it with on board graphics.

Read other 0 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

I have a LG LM50 Laptop with XP PRO SP2 on it, which I have not used for a few months.
I wanted to reformat it and to install Windows 7. It has 1 partition (C which has NO important things on it, so I just started by getting into the BIOS, for changing the boot order, but OH NO! It asked for a PASSWORD! I have NO idea what is it.

The BIOS is Phoenix NoteBIOS 4 release 6.

I figured out the only way I MAYBE could reset the bios password is to disassmble the laptop, remove the CMOS battery and put it back after like 1 minute. This way is too dangerous for me and I don't really want to use it because as I read, even if I perform the process right, I could harm the laptop.

So since I tried booting the Win7 installation from USB (no luck, probabbly because in the boot order USB is after HDD), and the DVD drive won't eject or read anything, my laptop will only boot from HDD. So I tried to boot the installation from HDD - which for I need 2 partitions - C: for the installation files and another partition as the target partition. Because I had only 1 partition - C, I had to resize it and create another partition. I used Partition Magic 8.0, from Windows of course, because I couldn't boot from a CD, When I pressed Apply, It asked me to reboot "because the process can't be done from windows..". I confirmed, and during the boot the PM screen showed up. It started the process, but in like 3% total progress, an error appeared (1518). "press any key to ... Read more

A:No Bios Access...

This is the second time. We can not help with passwords.

If you have a floppy drive, you may be able to use this:

LoadCD will create a bootable floppy disk. If your machine can boot from a floppy, booting from this floppy will load any bootable CD that is in your CD-ROM.
This should work whether or not booting from CD is enabled in your BIOS setup, and should work even on machines that do not have a CD-ROM boot option at all. It also supports booting from CD's created using no emulation on computers that will only boot from floppy or hard drive emulated CD's.

If you have 2 optical drives, you may be able to use one of these:

Boot Loader CD Image

or

SGD Boot Disk - This zip file contains both CD and floppy images. This boot disk can hide and unhide partitions, activate partitions, boot Windows or any other OS whether there is an MBR present or not, boot from a second drive, restore Windows boot (equivalent to fdisk /mbr or fixmbr), add or remove GRUB, restore LILO, live-swap drives and more.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

I am running Windows xp sp-2 home edition. How can I access my Bios settings.

Jim S.
 

A:BIOS Access

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

Had this issue for a while and I just now had a need to enter it.

I have tried ESC, F1-F12, END, INSERT, DEL, the default "Enter" key that my startup guide says, along with the 'break' command. None have worked.

Not sure if it is the key binding for it or if I just can't enter it.

Any ideas?
 

A:Cannot access BIOS

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 36

Ive looked at every list of BIOS Access codes, and ive tried alot of them. Havent been able to access it. I Have an HP Pavilion 533w computer and i cant find the access code for an HP computer anywhere? Maybe my computer just wont allow me to access it? I got the "No Operating System Found" Error.

A:Cant Access Bios...

Have you reformatted your computer lately? Try HP's website and update the bios.

Read other 7 answers