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

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

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 setting moving the jumper can be useful ?

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

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

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

//help will save the world

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

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I had a strange set of circumstances today. I was trying to update my memory from 2 to 4g. My system would not boot with the new memory and the bios gave 3 beeps. After removing the new memory, the system would boot to XP but I had no video. I powered down and powered back up. I now had video but the system would hang. In Safe Mode, it would hang after the following entry system32/config/system. Note I never observed any windows error messages, just the hang.

I used the Recovery Console from an XP CD and did a chkdsk /r and chdsk /f
I also ran fixboot

None of these solved the problem.

I then ran fixmbr
Recovery Console displayed some kind of caution message that I had a "invalid" or something MBR and that it might prevent me from access partitions or something.

Well, I ran fixmbr anyway since i was out if ideas.

Now when I try to boot, it is freezing during the post process. When I hit F2 to enter the BIOS setup, it says "entering setup" but it never does. It seems to be hanging right after the drive detect process.
Note I have one standard IDE drive © and 2 SATA drives. Windows XP is installed on one of the SATA drives.

Any ideas? Let me know if you need any more info.

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

This sounds more like a BIOS = hardware issue. Since you have been inside the case it is possible something got nudged loose. Re-seat your memory and video card if it is an add-on.

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Hello all, I've been messing with and Googling this problem all day and am stumped. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

My laptop:
Toshiba A105-S4134
MCE 2005
Intel T2400 Duo Core

1. Two days ago I had a glitch - a bunch of browser windows were open and the system just sort of froze up. I ended up doing a hard restart. The PC then took a longer than normal time to boot back up.

2. That made me nervous, so yesterday I made True Image images of both partitions on the HD, that is C: (OS and apps) and D: (data).

3. This morning I decided to run a memory diagnostic disk (I had memtest86+ and Windows Diagnostics CDs on hand). I set boot priority to CD/DVD ROM using Start > All Programs > Toshiba > Utilities > Toshiba Assist > Optimize > Toshiba Hardware Settings > Boot Priority

4. When I restarted the PC, I heard the CD Rom drive spin for a few seconds, but the screen stayed lack and didn't boot. After some time passed with no activity, I hit control/alt/delete a couple of times and XP then booted form the HD.

5. I unsuccessfully tried multiple times with three bootable CDs (that worked on another Toshiba laptop), including the Recovery and Apps disk that came with the laptop. Same result. I re-checked boot order a few times and the setting priority was still as I had set it.

6. I then found that I was unable to get into either safe mode or BIOS, or to get the PC to boot from the CD ROM during startup using any of F12, F8, F2... Read more

A:Solved: Toshiba: Cannot boot from CD or enter Safe Mode or enter BIOS on startup

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I don't know how to call this thing but as i read on the internet, it talks about the bios setup. I merged the 2 partitions of my acer travelmate 2410 then i restarted and it says "NTLDR missing". So I tried to enter the part where i can choose what to boot (F2) but it does not function. I press Esc and all i got is a window that checks my computer specs then it goes to the window that has the message "NTLDR is missing". I cannot enter my bios setup to change bootable drive.... can somebdy help me about this please...

A:Cannot Enter Bios Setup

Hit the power on button and immediately tap the F2 key.
Ntldr missing:http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000465.htm

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Hello all,

Got a bit of a problem with a dell xps 400. The machine badly needs to be reloaded, so i have need to enter the setup utility to configure the raid controller so that XP setup will detect the HDD.

The problem is that the computer refuses to enter the Setup Utililty. I can select it from the boot menu, or I can press f2 at the dell POST screen, but in either case the computer will attempt to load BIOS setup, then act as if nothing happened and start to load windows. I have even tried removing all bootable media just in case, and when the standard "no system disk press F1 to retry or F2 to enter setup utility" message appears, i wil press F2 and the message will just repeat, over and over.

I have tried reflashing the BIOS to version A07 and the problem still exists. Without the ability to enter the BIOS setup utility and configure for windows setup the computer will eventually be useless.

HAS ANYONE ever experienced this before? I can only think its a hardware problem but other than refusing to enter the BIOS utility it works fine (windows only needs to be reinstalled because of the usual junk buildup but the pc is stable).

Any help is appreciated, this is driving me nuts.

A:XPS 400 will not enter bios setup

Try clearing the motherboard's CMOS by jumper or by removing the CMOS battery

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Hello, my Thinkpad is a T520, running on OS Win10, BIOS is 8AET51WW (3.1) I can't enter BIOS setup of my lenovo t520. I tried pressing F1 with and without Fn, before and during pressing start button. It seems that F1 key doesn't work at all. I tested it while win 10 is running. Windows Help should start, but diddn't. All other F-keys are working. All Window- updates are up-to-date. According to Lenovo-Solution Center (3.3.003) all drivers are up-to-date. It is really annoying. My laptop starts automatically every morning at 4:30 and I would like to enter BIOS and change relevant settings. Any advise? Best,Gwin 

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I am building a new system srounf an Intel D955Xbk motherboard and Pentium D processor. I have 2 GB of RAM, an ATI x1900 video card and a Seagate 250 GB SATA hard drive.

For some reason, I cannot enter Setup by pressing F2 during startup. Pressing F2 has no effect. I need to change some settings, but am unable to. Is this a problem with the board?

A:Can't Enter BIOS Setup

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Hi there, i need to enter Bios setup but i'm unable to do it. I tried to press all the functions keys but there's nothing.Can someone help me please.Thanks

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

Any Ideas?


A:How to enter BIOS setup on my new mobo

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I have an IBM thinkpad 600 laptop, It posts an error code 161 and 162. I hols pressing f1 key and power on but it does not enter the BIOS setup. Also I mesured the Battery voltage but it has the correct voltage level, 3V. any one can help me solving this problem. or at less tell me how to access this BIOS.


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

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I was upgrading a friend's Computer with a new CDRW ( Liteon52/24/52 and 128 Meg SDRAM. The Computer is an old Gateway, Pentium 433Mhz. I hooked everything up and then it started happening !
I started getting a weird error about " WIndows is not in good configuration" and so on. I checked all the connections, and everything is good. I have the Hard drive on Primary Master, CDRW on Secondary master and CD-ROM on Sec. Slave.
I disconnected everything and tried to put it back the way it was, but now I can't even access BIOS ! I keep hitting F1 and I see it blinking at the bottom " Entering set up" and then I get a long beep and then two short ones and a display on the screen :
" B: Error". I know that F1 is for entering BIOS because I entered it prior to install to see what the configuration was.
I tried to boot with a start up disk, and I get the same error," B: boot error, hit F1 to resume". If I do that then I am able to get to the set up screen, but if I try to access C:\ it tells me that " This program has caused a device flow error, please contact system vendor". I tried to boot with just the floppy and hard drive with the same result.
OS: Windows 98, BIOS Chip : Intel/AMI ? Hard drive: Quantum Fireball 13GB. Onboard LAN, Graphics and Sound

Please help before I have to replace this computer...
Thanks in advance

A:Unable to Enter BIOS Setup

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After resolving an issue resulting from a printer installation, I was able to get my computer back to a state of normalcy, except that the CD drives were no longer found by the system.
This is a Win 2K and there is a DVD-ROM and a CD-RW.
So rather than do the smart thing and reinstall them via the OEM CDs, I went into the Bios and tried to tell the Bios that they were the Secondary Master and Slave drives (duh)
So now, the system hangs, telling me that the primary slave auto detect wasn't finding anything. (Even though I didn't address that when I screwed with it.)
I cannot even enter the BIOS setup, since the hangup occurs before the system even gets to that point.
If I can get back to BIOS setup, I can at least reset to defaults, then figure out how to do the right thing, but for now, I'm STUCK.

It's an MSI KT3 Ultra Motherboard
If more info is needed I can probably get it, but wanted to keep the initial post short.

Thanks for any help

A:Bios hangs - cannot enter setup

I had read through similar posts here and was going to remove the battery from the motherboard for 20 mins or so to reset the BIOS.
So I powered up and the startup hung again, so I left it for a bit and when I came back, the Bios screen was up and ready for me to reset!

Apparently, if there is a period of inactivity, the BIOS will reset itself and continue into edit mode.

I appear to be back in business without issue and strangeley enough, the reason I got into this mess - CD-RW and DVD-ROM not showing up - has also been resolved - they were detected and mapped as normal.

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

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I am assembling a new rig and can't enter the BIOS setup screen.

For initial testing, I have assembled the following components on a piece of cardboard (I have other HDDs and optical drives that I intend on installing later):

Asus P5LD2 Deluxe motherboard
Intel P4 650 3.4MHZ cpu with heatsink and fan
2x1024MHz OCZ DDR2 667MHz Gold Edition memory sticks
MSI NX7800GTX PCI Express Video card
Enermax Liberty 500W psu

First I turn on the monitor, then the power (I was able to connect the case power and speaker wires to the motherboard).

This is what I hear/see:

1. Single beep.

2. IT8211 ATAPI BIOS V1.3.1.61
Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Please wait for IDE scan.

3. IT8211 ATAPI BIOS V1.3.1.61
Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Drive 0: Not Detected.
Drive 1: Not Detected.
Drive 2: Not Detected.
Drive 3: Not Detected.

4. SiI 3132 SATALink BIOS Version 7.2.18
Copyright 1997-2005 Silicon Image, Inc.

5. Single beep.

6. Flashing cursor for about 5 seconds.

7. Reboot and Select proper Boot Device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot Device and press any key.

I can't go any further.

Also, sometimes when I go through this process, the first thing that appears on the monitor is an image that says Asus P5LD2 Deluxe, but it only lasts for maybe 2 seconds. And sometimes during the above display, I see a brief message that says "Keyboard n... Read more

A:Can't enter BIOS Setup Screens

Have you tried to get into bios? Just checking, as you didn't mention anywhere above that you pressed the del key (it varies from bios to bios but I believe it is the del key for your motherboard).

Immediately after you hear the beep, tap your del key a few times and let us know how it goes.

You may want to clear your CMOS too, (read your manual on how to do this, but it involves moving the jumpers for a few seconds) as this may solve your checksum error.

Are the lights on your keyboard lighting up? Is it USB or PS/2? Try with PS/2 if you have it connected via USB (assuming USB isn't working).

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Hi, Enter  27490417 Regards, DP-K

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

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

A:Unable to enter bios setup xp home.

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


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A:U310 Touch Cannot Enter Bios Setup with NOVO Key

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

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

A:Laptop enter administration password in BIOS setup

Hi, Enter  62161591 Regards, DP-K

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Hi, thanks for looking.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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So.. This is my problem : I installed a program and i rebooted soon after. No...actually win7 was displaying that screen of reboot, but because was lasting too much I pressed the notebooks button for reboot and got stuck when was loading again. Now w7 won't pass the loading screen and i can't even get in the safe mode or reinstall the windows. I have w7 ultimate on my msi cx600. It was the onlt os i got since I bought it a few months ago.

A:Win7 won't boot, neither enter in the install setup

Sorry for double posting. This thread is closed. The good one is the other..and needs your oppinion fast :)

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I'm trying to get this computer to work, it was working fine until one day it atarted acting strange....it would go to Safe mode and then stopped starting up.

All I get now is the initial screen with the Bios version, Memery test, it recognizes the Processor etc...there is no error reported or any beeps, at the bottom it says press F1 for setup. If I press it after it has displayed the screen nothing happens, if I repeatedly press F! as it is starting Instead of seeing the message to press F1, I now see "Entering Setup" except it doesn't do that it just stays on the screen.
I pulled out the hard drive and tried it in another computer, but it won't work, I took a hard drive that I know works and tried it in the computer also, but it won't work either???

It seems odd that the Hard drive and something on the computer would go at the same time??? The only thing I noticed when I opened the computer was it was very dusty and I think the CPU fan was either not spinning or was not able to cool the CPU sufficiently.

Can any one tell me if the computer is fried from what I describe?
It is a HP 1.333 ghz Athalon

A:PC won't boot past post or enter to setup

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So.. This is my problem : I installed a program called sisoft sandra and patched some dll files of a game with a .bat file. Then i rebooted soon after. No...actually win7 was displaying that screen of reboot, but because was lasting too much I pressed the notebooks button for reboot and got stuck when was loading again. Now w7 won't pass the loading screen and i can't even get in the safe mode or reinstall the windows. I have w7 ultimate on my msi cx600. It was the onlt os i got since I bought it a few months ago.

A:Win7 won't boot, neither enter in the install setup

Hold down or continuously press f8 while booting to bring up advanced boot options. Choose last known good configuration, or last configuration that worked...or something similar. I forget what it's actually called because I haven't used it in a while. Good luck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Please reply with the findings.

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Hello everyone My HITACHI hard disk has 2 NTFS partitions. Suddenly it couldn't boot up. So i removed the hard disk and connected it to another pc (as cable select) POST could see both disks, but the computer stopped with the following error: Warning: The boot devices have been changed. BBS boot priority will be affected. Please enter setup to check. Press F1 to continue. Del to enter setup. I entered set up and it could still see both disks. When I left set up having saved the changes it couldn't the disk (HITACHI) So during the new POST the previous error appeared again. I booted with UBCD4WIN and tried to recover my files with testdisk tool. I could see the 2 partitions (boot * & primary) and i tried to copy all the files to the healthy hd (not the HITACHI) I managed to copy only some of them and most of the folders I recovered were empty. I couldn't use the WRITE command to fix the partition table to the HITACHI hd (PC should restart again and I had the same problem/BBS boot priority .....) . Another problem is that the HITACHI disk has a broken pin (the first one at top right corner pin --- near the jumpers) and i don't know if I have to fix it first. OS: WinXP Pro 2002 Gr HD: HITACHI ATA/IDE , 250 GB HD model: HDT722525DLAT80 (Deskstar) Partition: 2 NTFS (180 (OS) & 70 Gbytes (Data)) I would appreciate if anyone could help me Thanks

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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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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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I am trying to get into BIOS Setup or Program Setup with the keys " DEL or " F12 " on my Acer Aspire M3450 - UR20P for the last few days. I am not sure why it won't happen after restarting the desktop then hit the key for BIOS or Display Boot Setup. After the desktop restarted and went right into login at Windows. I am wondering if I can get into command prompt to type the commands for those two setups or not possible.

If yes, is there a tutorial for this.


A:Can;'t get into BIOS Setup or Program Boot Setup with DEL and F12

Did it work earlier? If not try F2(mine works with that), also if u have uefi try these methods Four Methods to Access UEFI BIOS Setup in Windows 8/10 PC/Laptop/Tablet

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Hi All, I updated my z570 succesfully from windows 8.1 to windows10 back in 2015 and using succesfullly without any problems. when tried to update from 1703 got error which used to rolled back with automatic repair and recovery to previous version automatically after 2, 3 hard shutdowns. Recently when windows 10 is updating to latest security and  other updates (I defferred the feature updates like 1803 using some MS windows utility, So proceeded confidently with update).However during update the laptop entered into this endless restart loop. After hard shutdown with power key 2, 3 times its showing message that 'Attemptiing Automatic repair' then 'recovery to previous installed version' but quickly again restarting back in loop.  I tried following other methods:1. Tried entering to setup by pressing F2 - no luck2. Created bootable USB and started laptop and pressed F12 continuosly - no luck3. Removed battery and pressed power button for a while and restarted hoping to enter setup - didnt helped4. used One touch recovery key next to power button while system is off hoping after system on takes me to sestup page - didnt helped If I could atleast enter setup or boot will try to solve, I Sincerely request memebers here to help me solving this issue. Thanks

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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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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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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

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
256GB SSD (OS etc)
2x2TB HD
Thanks in advance for any attention to this problem!

A:Cannot enter BIOS - no video during boot. Win 8.1

Have you tried dropping back to the default VGA mode for the video?

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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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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?

550W Power Supply
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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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 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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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 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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