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Lenovo H30 Slim Desktop - Can Enter BIOS But Can't BOOT

Q: Lenovo H30 Slim Desktop - Can Enter BIOS But Can't BOOT

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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Preferred Solution: Lenovo H30 Slim Desktop - Can Enter BIOS But Can't BOOT

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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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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 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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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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I pressed the button by the power supply connector and my laptop just goes to Lenovo screen and recycles after that.  do not show options to enter into bios or boot menu and other.  Just in a loop..!!  Can anyone tell me whats up?

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I have bought an old z580 laptop.The issue is that the hard disk doesnt work anymore. I replaced it with a new hard disk. I pushed on the NOVO button. When I'm about to enter the BIOS setup in order for me to boot from usb to install windows 7, the screen just stays black afyer selecting enter BIOS setup. I am hoping that you can help me. I am in great need of this laptop. Thank you and God bless.

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My laptop has no problem before. Recently I try to install Windows XP. First attempt fail, so I change SATA at BIOS from AHCI to Compatible, success. However the partition that I want to install*Windows XP to is not available.*

So just to test I choose my Windows 7 partition. Since it want to format the partition, I cancel the installation. After restarting windows, it stuck at bios. I restart again and change SAT to AHCI. Restart, still stuck at bios. This time I cannot enter BIOS, recovery or change boot media. Assuming the boot sector has corrupt, will reseating the cmos battery will fix this *problem. Please help. Thanks in advance.*

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

Somehow with guidance from Lenovo Community, I solved the problem.

For future reference:
1. Take out HDD, battery, plug off ac power.
2. Restart, change SATA Controller in BIOS to compatible, restart.
3. Check whether the SATA Controller is Compatible or AHCI. If Compatible, force shutdown laptop.
4. Put back HDD, boot with Windows 7 Recovery CD or Installation Disc.
5. Choose Autostartup Repair.
6. Restart.

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I'm using Lenovo B570e, Since I installed Windows 8.1 pro on It, I Can't access bios settins any more every time Am trying to access it it Says "Please wait......, then windows start to boot. Please guys assist me on this issue.

A:I Cannot Enter to Bios Settings In Lenovo B570e

If you have a wireless keyboard, try a wired one.   Sometimes the wireless doesn't come online quick ehough to break into the BIOS setup..

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Hello!How to enter advance BIOS Lenovo Z510 InsydeH2O rev. 3.7?Senks.

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 Hello, my windows 8 has planted , it unbootable andit is impossible to do a system restore.I'd like to get to the bios to boot in safe mode . How to get to bios . I already try (FN + F2) or + volume / power button. nothing on. please help me. thxMy model: 20187

A:Enter Bios Lenovo Ideapad YOGA 11

Hi coucoune1633 , 
 
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Community. 
 
To enter the BIOS , turn off the pc and use the Novo key (item1 page12) to power on .
Novo menu would appear offering BIOS set up (for changing boot options etc. )
System recovery option from one key recovery initial back up would delete everything and restore to factory defaults.
 
About booting to safe mode:
Since starting with Windows 8 and up , usual F8 on boot is deeply embedded on the recovery making it hard to access. 
 
 
If Windows cannot boot to a viable stage for to access advance recovery menu :
 
1. Shift + F8 works on some system , do it at same time you see the lenovo splash screen repeatedly.
 
2. Forcing recovery mode on windows 8 : turn on then suddenly turn off pressing the power button , then on and off again for 2-3 attempts , Turn on and see if recovery screen would show up for the advance option.
 
3. Some system have F11 / F12 on BIOS to launch the recovery / boot option 
 
4. Using a bootable media ( USB rescue image often useful for repair / back up  , using Windows media creation tool  ) 
     If Windows 8/10 does not start: (using the command line) 
    How to boot into Safe Mode from the Windows 8/10 installation media or recovery USB flash drive.
 
Take time to review the steps and highlighted articles.
Update us what works best for you. 
 
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i try many  things  to enter bios and i can't 

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

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hello my laptop brand is Thinkpad B570e and im using this laptop for a few months now.and now im facing a problem which  is becoming realy anoyying me!i recently bought Windows 8 Pro and i made a Bootable USB Device to Install Win8 using USB.but when i shutdown/Restart the Computer and Press F12 or F2 nothing happens at all it continues starting windows.i tried Pressing Fn+F1, Fn+F2, F12 nothing helped i searched the whole internet and couldnt found a solution.

A:Cannot Enter to Bios Setting in Lenovo B570e !

Hi.Is Windows 8 installed on your machine, or is it running through a USB device? If 8 is installed on your machine, then make sure you do a complete shut down of your machine. To improve boot times, Windows 8 does a hybrid boot, meaning it keeps certain things running. To do a full shut down of the system, you can open Command Prompt and type "shutdown /s /t 0" (without the quotes.) This will do a full shut down (cold restart). It seems whenever you are rebooting/shutting down, it is only doing a warm restart which will skip BIOS.Let me know if I can assist you further,Adam





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Hi

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

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

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Hello i have problem entering bios on my e531. Computer boots into windows and works just fine. But when i try to enter bios, by pressing F1 at boot I can hear 1 beep(as normal lenovo laptops) and then nothing, just black screen.Even if i try f12 the same problem. It seems to that computer enters bios(if i press f10 to save and then enter computer reboots), but i can see only black screen. tried complete shutdown (**bleep**+power off)->same thingtried with external display->same thingtried with bios reset by removing cmos battery->same thing I have windows 10 installed;tried with advanced boot menu, but it has missing boot to uefi option. Bios version is the lastest

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Hello everyone, I know thta it is already many topics about accesing BIOS issues, but here I have got an Lenovo U310 laptop which is doesnt boot to the system even, so I have to change the boot priority in the BOIS setting which I cant acces. By using guides how to reflash BOIS by using a pen drive https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-U-and-S-Series-Notebooks/Bios-Recovery-For-ideapad-laptops/td-p/...I do everything by this guide, but when I try to boot from pen drive by using win_key+B or any different keys I have the same result: Flash Crisis recovery diskRemove and press any key.Ped drive is blinking each time I press any key and after 1-2 sec stops.Pen drive is made properly by giude and .wph file as bios.wph for U310 (65CN13WW.wph) copied to the pen drive with files "MINIDOS.SYS"-"PHLASH16.EXE".In additional photos I have my main problem of laptop which doesnt boot the system but shows thi messages. 


























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Hello! I am really looking forward to overclock my RAM speeds and to do that, I must enter the BIOS. I have looked up tutorials but no success. I have an HP Pavilion 23-b034 Desktop PC (All-in-One) and here's my PC specs (according to CPU-Z):AMD A6-5400K APU (Overclocked to 4.3 GHz)Pegatron Corp. 2AEE Motherboard (Chipset: AMD K15 IMC)RAM Slot #1: DDR3-2GB PC3-12800 (800 MHz)RAM Slot #2: DDR3-4GB PC3-12800 (800 MHz) I want to overclock my RAM to 1,000+ MHz but I tried entering the BIOS by:Start -> Settings -> Update & Security -> Recovery -> Advanced startup (Restart now) -> Troubleshoot -> Advanced options -> UEFI Firmware Settings -> Restart -> Computer Setup -> ??? I don't know where to go from here, I have 5 tabs, File, Storage, Security, Power and Advanced. I checked under Advanced and it has Power-On Options, BIOS Power-On, Bus Options and Device Options. I am stuck and I am not really sure if this even IS BIOS. Here's photos of all the tabs and where I am:File: http://www.imgur.com/PQjQltdStorage: http://www.imgur.com/z5H9TMfSecurity: Can't get Imgur to successfuly upload the image...Power: http://www.imgur.com/e8CVi5pAdvanced: http://www.imgur.com/9n13tY0Overview: http://www.imgur.com/0u80SzY How do I successfuly enter BIOS and access my memory configuration/speeds? 

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Hi, recently my wifes Lenovo Z585(AMD APU and GPU) got the superb Windows 10 1803 update and rendered it useless. With Rufus I created a bootalbe ISO based on 1803, downloaded with Microsoft Media Creation tool.I managed to  reinstall it(MBR Partition scheme), but under  installation the screen was completely black! Only managed to read the screen with a flashlight.  After boot, Win10 installed KB4284835 update which was supposed to fix the black screen issue. It did not. Just got worse. It won't even boot now. Tried to boot from a USB Windows 7 ISO. Still have the black screen, barely visible only with my phones flash.Now I removed the HDD and USB stick, but it still can't go to BIOS. If I remove AC Power and battery, sometimes after 30-60 minutes it boots and I can enter BIOS, or install Windows, but always goes back to back screen. Is this an issue with the notebook, or Windows? I don't know how to solve it now. BIOS version is 60CN97WW, the newest as far as I know. Can someone help, please? 

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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 a new Lenovo X1 Carbon user.  I have a new one here with Windows 10 preinstalled.  I've booted it up a few times and was able to press enter to get into the boot menu and press F11 to enter recovery for example. However, for some reason, now I do not have the option after I shutdown or restart.  The same Lenovo screen appears, but does not give me the Press Enter option and just boot right into the Windows 10 OS.  What happened?  Any suggestions?I want to do a recovery but unable to get into the menu now. Thanks,romatlo32

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

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

Thanks
Brendan

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

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

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

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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.
Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next. ... Read more

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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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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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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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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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Going to be mad on this. Tried almost anything to get into my BIOS Menu:1) Entering BIOS via Windows 10: Systemsettings->Recovery>UEFI+ Disabling Fast Start+ Safe ModeNOT WORKING. Normal Booting.2) Entering BIOS via Novo Button>selecting Boot Menu+Safe ModeNOT WORKING. Normal Booting. (Only SystemRecovery is working)3) Entering BIOS via Shortcuts (F2 / Fn + 2)NOT WORKING. Normal Booting.I could not find any BIOS flashing file for Windows 10 and to be honest I do not want to flash my BIOS.So please help me asap. Lost allready 4h on this topic.

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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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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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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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