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Q: Cannot enter BIOS settings or reboot after BIOS update with ...

I have a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD (512 GB) connected next to the original 512 GB SSD (Samsung MZVPV512HDGL-000H1). When I have the 950 PRO in the Studio I cannot enter BIOS settings. The Studio just stops (hangs) if I try.When I have the drive in the Studio and upgrade BIOS the Studio stops (hangs) during reboot. I have to open the Studio and remove the SSD to be able to perform these two tasks. Then I can insert it again. Otherwise the SSD is working nicely in Windows... This is the strangest thing that I have encountered for years! Anyone else have encountered this? Any workaround?

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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

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I recently took a BIOS update and I later on found out that it has messed up my Notebook. File transfer speed has been riduculously slow, games and movies stutter occasionaly. Everything has changed and it does not look good. Product Info: Model: Pavilion AB522TXOS: Windows 10 64-bit ( updated to the very last) RAM: 8 GBProcessor: i5-6200U

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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  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 but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  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? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  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 resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If yo... Read more

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Hi Guys,
I've been trying to solve an issue I have with a laptop I just bought (warranty period over). This has been driving me nuts. I tried every solutions  I could find online to no avail. I saw that many people have a similar problem (but in most case they can't boot in the OS). I'm out of ideas here so if anyone knows anything about this issue, please enlighten me.
Here goes:
Laptop: Dell Latitude E6530 with nVidia card NVS5200M with Optimus + Intel HD 4000 graphics.
Service tag: 8HFKJX1. Latest BIOS A20 installed successfully. Fresh install of Window 7 SP1. BIOS set to legacy boot mode, Fastboot set to "thorough"
My problem is: I can no longer enter into BIOS settings. Weird thing is, the computer boots normally and everything else is working just fine. All the peripherals work as expected, both graphic cards perform normally, keyboard, everything, name it...
I was able to enter BIOS when I receive the laptop (F2 at boot). One of the first things I did upon receiving the machine was to upgrade the BIOS to A20 per Dell instructions (using a bootable USB key into DOS). After that I could still enter BIOS (F2 during boot). Next I performed a fresh install of Win 7 SP1. I could still enter BIOS at that point, then one day out of the blue, I could not enter BIOS (There is no BIOS password BTW). I have no clue what caused this or at which point exactly this occurred.
So here is the sequences that causes the problem:
1- I power up on the laptop
2- W... Read more

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I recently moved to an SSD, I installed Windows 7 and it runs fine but today I wanted to dual boot with Ubuntu, so I made a bootable USB and when I tried to access the boot order settings at startup so I could boot from the USB I cant enter it, I press f2 and nothing happens

A:Can't enter BIOS settings on new SSD

According to the Users Guide, F2 is the right key. I think you need to keep trying as you may be hitting it at the wrong time.

Manual says as soon as the Samsung logo appears.

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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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I have a L50-A PC with win 8 on board.
I have lost the password for Win 8 and I have only users (myself = admin)!!!
The lost session is closed in normal mode (ibernation) and now I cannot logging into windows for make a total shutdown.
How I can access at BIOS for boot from CDROM or USB???

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For some time when I turn the notebook on the page where it appears the Toshiba logo do not appear and I cannot enter the BIOS.

And turn power back two or three times and then the details reappear.

I tried to reinstall the BIOS but the installation of the BIOS tells me that the version what I'm installing is the the existing one.

Do you have any suggestions?

+Message was edited: posting has been translated+

A:Satellite Pro A300-1LG - cannot enter BIOS settings

To be honest I?ve never heard about such problem. It is pretty strange due to fact that you can enter BIOS from time to time.
I don?t think there is anything you can do about that, except to set BIOS to default settings. In my opinion BIOS update is not the solution. BIOS is the first and lowest hardware check level and notebook users don?t have much possibilities to do anything about that.

I?m afraid you need professional help with this.

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It can look stupid but I'm trying to access to the BIOS menu on my TOSHIBA Satellite Pro S300-EZ1511 and i can't, i searched for that on the manual but i couldn't find anything.

I need to go there so i can change the SATA settings to IDE so i can install windows XP system after i formatted the Vista.


A:How to enter BIOS settings on my Satellite Pro S300?

It should be in the Users Manual somewhere.

Turn on the laptop, and hold down the ESC key. Then press F1 when it prompts you.

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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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i cannot do anything with my input devices , ive tried some troubleshooting steps but wont still work. please i need help..

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I have "user+master" as status to hard disk 1 password and consequently, to edit BIOS settings. I know both but only seem to be able to enter one at a time and therefore do not have access to full BIOS edit options. How can I fix this issue please? Thank you. 

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Hello,I recently noticed a stange problem with my Lenovo Y50-70, i7 4710HQ / 16GB Ram / 860M 2GB.Every time I try applying new setting on the bios, changes never persist after the reboot.My BIOS version is 3.03 and I can't flash an older version because I can't enable the Back-Flash option. I already check the CMOS battery level and mesured 3.15V, which shoud be enough. Any ideas ?Thanks for advance !

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Alright so I have a Dell Laptop Latitude E5420 and I have Windows Home Premium 64 bit installed in it.
So far I am not enjoying it just because it's a 64 bit and I'm not a huge fan of it.
I'm deciding to switch to Windows 7 Pro 32 bit and I have a disc that I have bought at Microsoft's webpage.
Thing is my laptop won't boot from the CD and I want to clean my hard drive out and install a fresh files of Windows 7 onto it. So basically I want to replace the Windows Home Premium 64 bit with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit.
After shutting down my laptop, I power it back on and press F12 to get to the screen that asks me where do I want to go. I take myself to the BIOS Settings, find the boot settings and the selections are grayed out.
When I try to disable the security to let the selctions back up in white it asks me for this password?
I honestly don't remember putting a password on the BIOS settings and I did buy this laptop myself.
Any suggestions, comments, or instructions is helpful!

4/10/2013 - Opening Dell Latitude E5420 *Attempt to reboot Bios*

I have uploaded 3 pictures 1 is the CMOS unplugged....hopefully it is.
The other two pictures are the bottom of the laptop while the last picture is the top where I dissembled the keyboard part.

A:How do I reboot my Laptop when the BIOS settings won't let me?

I apologize for doing this, but why do you want to replace Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with Windows 7 Professional 32-bit?

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Please I tried any method to enter Bios (or UEFI as they call it now) but after windows 10 update I am not able to do so.  I tried many times but it is impossible.  I contactes Microsoft as well, but they said to contanct Hp.  I hope to find help here :-)

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Did you get is sorted as im having exactly the samr problembios reflash not working just caps flashing twice

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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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Hello to the BleepingComputer community,First of all I'm sorry I haven't finished some of the steps from the Preparation Guide. It's because these steps require a reboot (e.g. Step 6: Disable your CD Emulation Software - DeFogger will ask me to reboot the machine), and I have a bad feeling about the question if it is safe to reboot in my situation: I'm not sure if I have a type of malware which is ready to infect the BIOS - if it is so, then it could infect it much easier during the reboot process.- If there is a good way to find out what is the problem (and fix the BIOS threat part if it really is present) without rebooting / shutting down this PC, or at least without booting from this hard drive (which I feel is probably infected), then please tell me what should I do.- If you know a place / forum where I can get a specialized help for this (seemingly BIOS-malware related) situation, please tell me where I could go.- If there is no way to move forward, I'll go ahead and risk the reboot, and follow the other steps (steps 6 to 10) in the Preparation Guide, no problem.I kindly ask you to please read below the details of the problem as it occured to me, and the things I have tried so far.The PC is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core BE-2350 2.1GHz, Motherboard Biostar TA690G AM2 (with AWARD BIOS), 4GB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, and an ASUS EAH4870 card added a few years ago.It's with WinXP SP3, AVG Free 2012, (standard) Windows Firewall, and it's behind a router.I ... Read more

A:BIOS virus/rootkit? - Unknown threat by AVG - "Bios Update\Award" folders, BS_Flash.sys, BIOS.sys and a dozen of m...

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At the beginning, it wasn't much of an issue. I were able to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 like usual and there weren't any problems, except that I couldn't boot from USB, which is an option locked by the BIOS.I attempted to get into the BIOS using all types of passwords, but all were wrong and I were able to get into the BIOS after 3 wrong password attempts but I weren't able to change most of the settings (including the boot from USB option).I tried to find a way to remove the password using software, and according to many recommendations, I installed the CMOSpwd program and tried to remove the password.The laptop rebooted, and there's were my issue is now.After the start-up screen, the next screen shows:  "Error 0271 - check data and time settings", then it goes to the screen where I should enter the password, but this time I can't enter to the read-only BIOS nor the Windows 10 so I got no choice but to get the password from somewhere, which I am unable to do since this is one old laptop.I am not in much of a hurry and any help is appreciated.Thanks.

A:Unable to enter T400 BIOS or Windows due to Error 0271 - check data and time settings

Welcome to the forum.
The normal action when you get "Error 0271 - check data and time settings" is to go into BIOS and set the date/time. You will need a valid password to get into BIOS to change these settings.
This forum has a policy that discussions about circumventing passwords is prohibited. If you want to pursue this option you will need to do so elsewhere.

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

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

None of these solved the problem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have had this H50-55 for sometime, several years and suddenly it ask for a bios password when I try to enter the bios to change the boot order.  I have no clue what it is. I hate passwords and NEVER use one unless forced...What can I do?

A:Lenovo H 50-55 Bios password suddenly appears when trying to enter bios. I don't know it.

my guess is that your cmos battery died and it wants you to set day/time.  There is no backdoor password.  The choices are remember the PW or replace the motherboard.

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I'm fixing a laptop for a friend which has a problem booting. I'm new to HP laptops but I'm also fairly computer literate. I'm receiving 2 slow blinks on the CAPS LOCK key which indicates a corrupt BIOS according to the HP Support website and I'm also getting a solid orange light on the Wifi key and obviously the power light which I have just assumed are normal and are nothing to worry about. I've been through the HP processes (i.e. cleared vents, hard reset, re-seat memory module, attempt BIOS recovery) but I'm not getting anywhere. When I hold the Windows Key + B, the laptop certainly attempts something because the CAPS LOCK key takes an extra 20 seconds before it eventually begins it's blink code all over again. Any advice is very much appreciated.

A:HP Pavilion (15-e072sa) will not enter the BIOS Update scree...

Hi,The only suggestion I've to offer is to run this latest BIOS version (AMD models - Windows 8/8.1 OS only) and place it in flash drive:http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC-series/5355006/...Then try to do Key press combination again to restore BIOS from flash driveFollow this: http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c02693833It needs many many attempts to be successfulRegardsVisruth

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Hello, i have a really annoying problem: Everytime i start my laptop, it wont boot up. The capslock button is blinking twice so i guess the bios is damaged. First i checked if there is a update for my bios on you driver/software download page but there isnt. So afterward i tried to recover and reinstall my bios but i cant even enter the bios update menu.In the bios recovery manual http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 it says:With the computer off, press and hold the Windows logo key and the B key at the same time.Still pressing those keys, press and hold down the Power button on the computer for 1 to 2 seconds, and then release the Power button but continue to hold the Windows and B keys until the BIOS update screen is displayed or until you hear a beeping sound (usually 8 beeps).But this isnt working. It only blinks twice continiously but wont boot. Can anyone help me? I cant find further information regarding this issue. I start to get really really annoyed by the problem because sometimes it takes up to 15-20 times to get the laptop running. Best Regards  

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I have a thinkcentre E73, A.K.A. the 10AU-003FMH, that has bios version 46.This is an excellent and impressive machine, but I am having trouble updating the bios (not for an acute reason, just because that hadn't happend for a long time).I tried under W7 (64) and with the boot CD, and everytime it goes well until the reboot.After reboot the power comes back up but 'only on the button': the screen / mouse / keyboard don't become active and eventually I have to shut it down. Lucikly it still works afterwards, but only on the old BIOS. Any ideas?The update should have been done months ago when it was still under warranty!

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Solution: Reflashed to 10.08 with the drive in. Still not booting.

Reflashed again, using a different key- BOOTED!


Thanks for the assist. Marked Solved.

Solution: Ensure usb key formatted to Fat32, format it again, don't flash bios unless you actually need to, and most of all- with this particular board and multiple hard drives, do not update bios to 10.10.

I've had this issue with the "Reboot and Select Proper..." since I did a bios update (cause I'm an idiot.) to 10.10 on my Z77A-GD65 board. Until the update, I had no issues booting.

Previous bios unknown (cause I'm an idiot).

Primary Drive (Sata 3 Intel Port) - 128GB Kingston SSD (Windows 8)
Secondary Drive (Sata 3 Intel Port) - 120 GB Kingston SSD (OSX 10.8.3)
Tertiary Drives: Seagate 1TB (D drive, Problem drive) Port 3 - Sata 2
Seagate 1TB (OSX storage) - Sata 2
Seagate 500GB (OSX backup) - Sata 2

I've checked (and then replaced) connectors, power lines (modular P/S). The system _will_ boot with the secondary (D drive) disconnected and I have hotswap enabled, so I've found a workaround in that I ground myself off on the case and when the Win Logo shows up, I reconnect the drive. The issue with that (other than my fat-a$$ climbing under a desk each time to disconnect and reconnect a drive) is that my case is open and this is an "always on" (I travel and stream to my iPad) PC, so sometimes BitDefender, Windows Update or "Other" force a reboot where my drive is connecte... Read more

A:Reboot and Select.. After bios update

I have a 1 TB Seagate drive that if connected to my system, fouls up the whole thing. But there is nothing wrong with it, it simply interferes with the rest of my Seagate Drives.

I tried everything, replacing power and Data cables, even bought an expensive Data line, to noah vail.

Finally I gave up and just stuck it into an External Box.

There might be a power issue with your PSU, maybe it is one too many HDs for it to handle and that HD is breaking the camel's back.

Dont give up, just try different Data cables and buy a good Power Connector.

When all drives are connected, which drives does it detect, also, with the two OSX drives disabled, will it detect and boot?

Try moving the drives around on the SATA bus as well, I've had to do all kinds of finicky things to get my system to find and use all of my drives.

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My HP notebook 15, I thought needed BIOS updates. So I tried to update, failed when restarting. Needed to do recovery and manufacturing settings. Tried to back up files not excepting any of my flash drives. Something about NFTS formatting appears. Tried calling HP. No help. Ran system test and tried to repudate BIOS. Looks like it was already up to date.

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Last week I updated my machine to the latest BIOS from Dell, file name 7437A10.exe. The machine rebooted fine after the installation and worked fine for a day or two. But now my machine will not boot pass the DELL logo (the progress bar at the bottom keeps spinning). The hard disk light lights up and blinks, indicating that the system is accessing the hard disk.
I tried a few things to get the machine to boot, with no success. What I tried was:

press Start and wait for the machine to boot for about 5 minutes, Iooking at the logo
press and hold the start button for about 30seconds
detach the battery, press the start button for about 30seconds to release any remaining current, attach the battery and tried to boot
reset the bios settings to default

None of these options worked. Can you help me figure out what the problem is?
I'm running Windows 10.

Thank you in advance.

A:Inspiron 7437 WILL NOT REBOOT after BIOS Update

Why did you update the bios? Laptops rarely need bios updates and if you do update the bios it should be done before upgrading the operating system. Dell has all the drivers you needed for win 10 here-- 
Try booting to Safe Mode or to the repair disk you made. You might be able to run the diagnostics to test the hardware and do a custom test of the hard drive. Bios update failures usually do not "work for a few days." It might be a coincidence and something else is causing the problem. Use the links on the Support page to get more info.

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We need to update the BIOS during our automated Windows 7 OS deployment.It is required that the BIOS install runs with no interaction and that it doesn't reboot automatically so that our deployment process can control all reboots.  I know the BIOS upgrade requires a reboot, but we will add the reboot as a task in our deployment scripts so we can control it.  Unexpected reboots will cause the deployment to fail. Here is a link to the update installation files:http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=5405401&sp...  Our older laptops used hpqflash -s -a, but it appears it has changed.What is the command line syntax to run this BIOS update unattended with no reboot?

A:650 G1: Silent BIOS Update With No Automatic Reboot?

Begining sometime in mid-2013, notebook platforms began using a new flash utility --  HPBIOSUPDREC.exe. I would have to do some investigating as to how the SilentInstall uses the "hpqrun.exe" command in the cva file , but the map.ini file included with SP65838  provides the following:        1993=hpbiosupdrec -s -r -fL77_0104.bin       1994=hpbiosupdrec -s -r -fL77_0104.bin       2101=hpbiosupdrec -s -r -fL78_0104.bin       2102=hpbiosupdrec -s -r -fL78_0104.bin where the 4 digit number on the left refers to the system ID number. Run HPBIOSUPDREC.exe /?    from a command line window to see all the command line flags.  thanks,RichardI work for HP but am not a company spokesperson. Participation in the community forums is voluntary. 

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i have a serious problem.My g50 will not start.When i push the atart bottom it will show the kenoLe logo, but thats it. This screen will not change, there is no loading going on.When trying to enter bios with novo bottom, it just shuts the laptop down. I cant start and i cant enter bios. I need help.

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i have a serious problem.My g50 will not start.When i push the atart bottom it will show the kenoLe logo, but thats it. This screen will not change, there is no loading going on.When trying to enter bios with novo bottom, it just shuts the laptop down. I cant start and i cant enter bios. I need help.

A:G50-70 wont reboot, wont enter bios

Hi Rafael1988,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
I would suggest unplugging the ac charger and removing the battery. Try removing the harddrive too and use one ram stick at a time (exchange each stick on each slot later to test). Press and hold down the power button for 12 seconds to drain flea power on the system.
Plug in the charger and use the novo button to power on. Check if you can go in the BIOS setup option in the Novo Menu. Update us how far it would go with replacing the memory on at a time on each slot.
This would help us isolate for from a POST (power on self test issue) to check integrity of parts including the board.
Update us how things go.

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Hi,Today I updated BIOS to the newest 0ZNC32WW released yesterday and there was something weird. The computer restarted, turned on again, repeated and then there was an unexpected fan dust removal. I was confused cause there wasn't anything about such in instructions and I have never before done it. Tell me if it's ok, if so why there's no dust remove function in any software including Lenovo Settings, Companion on Solution Center?Now the computer works fine.Thanks for reply.Greetings

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As per subject, after installing Ubuntu 17.10, the BIOS has been changed with two results:1) it's not possible to save new BIOS settings - after re-booting, the old settings are restored2) not possible to boot from the USB - not recognized anymore so for many users without a cd-rom (as per Lenovo Y50-70) we cannot change OS I've reported this major bug on Ubuntu bug tracker here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/1734147 please reply if you are affected too.If you cannot see the post, login in and then search the post named: "Ubuntu 17.10 corrupting BIOS - many LENOVO laptops models" So far the following models have been affected:Lenovo Y50-70Lenovo G40-30Lenovo U31-70 Thank you,Bye

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When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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Hello, I need help in setting bios settings remotely to 1000+ computers. I have a problem where I have computers with two different passwords. I came up with PowerShell script but the two passwords don't work in conjunction together. Can you please help with the scripts. Can you also provide me with VBS script so I can use group policy to apply the changes? Powershell will work in SCCM task sequence but doesn't work in group policy because of evaluation issues. Here is the script I came up with:   param(
$settings = Get-Content $config
foreach($setting in $settings)
$run = "$setting,$password,ascii,us"
$Response = (gwmi -class Lenovo_SetBiosSetting -namespace root\wmi).SetBiosSetting("$run").return
write-output ("$setting`n$Response")
if($Response="Access Denied")
$Response = (gwmi -class Lenovo_SaveBiosSettings -namespace root\wmi).SaveBiosSettings("$password,ascii,us").return
write-output ("$setting`n$Response")

}Powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy bypass -file "\\mdt\deploymentshare$\Scripts\Westmount\BIOS Update\powershell.ps1" -password h3cabozihctymage -config "\\mdt\deploymentshare$\Scripts\Westmount\BIOS Update\Lenovo Bios Setting.txt" The  script works but not with second password.  Is it possible you can help me out here? I have very... Read more

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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

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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 have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards 

A:BIOS settings grayed out, Login To BIOS as Administrator?

leonardlin wrote:I have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards What I have found is that this situation arose for me when I logged in to the BIOS as a regular user after installing HP ProtectTools and enabling Pre-boot authentication.  I needed to log in as an admin user. However, in my case, I had yet to set up an administrative password for the BIOS prior to setting up HP ProtectTools.  What I needed to do was the following set of steps: 1.  When the system reboots, it SHOULD give you the option to log in to the BIOS as a guest or registered user.  Log in as GUEST into the BIOS instead of a registered user (wierd, but it works).2.  Go to BIOS Security settings and create a BIOS admin password.3.  You... Read more

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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?

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help! Sorry Wrong Thread, how do i change?

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We are now migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.With windows 7 we were running legacy BIOS. Now with Windows 10 it is UEFI and Secure Boot on all machines before deployment of operating system. I have configured the BIOS settings exactly as i wanted on one machine. (UEFI, Boot Order, Secure Boot Enabled)Then i have used CFGWIN.exe to export my settings to a txt file CFGWIN.exe /c /path:c:\settings.txt Now i want to use this configuration on all other Lenovo computers, without going in to BIOS and change all settings manually. So in my OS deployment i run:CFGWIN.exe /r /path:c:\settings.txt (after that i reboot the computers and continue with OS deployment) But BIOS are not set to UEFI, Secure Boot is still disabled? Please help!

A:Update BIOS settings LEGACY to UEFI (ThinkCentre M...

What version of BIOS are on?   Are all the computers on the same? 

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Just got my ThinkPad X1 Extreme tonight - model 20MF000BUS. (40% Off deal from November). I am only running Windows 10 (not planning to run any Linux OS). A week ago, I was alerted to the BIOS bricking issue for Discrete Graphics and Thunderbolt USB Assist options, so I will not enable those settings, which are not needed in my case anyway since I only plan to run Windows 10 (for the foreseeeable future at least). I got a Lenovo (app) pop-up tonight saying to update the BIOS. Normally I would not even ask this, but given the bricking issues with changing settings, I want to be extar cautious.Is it safe to update my X1 Extreme from BIOS 1.13 to 1.15 so long as I stick with default settings (i.e. do not change anything)? I assume the Default values for Graphics are 'Hybrid' and Thunderbolt USB Assist is 'Disabled'? Just wanted to double check if anyone had any issues just from updating the BIOS from 1.13 to 1.15 without changing defaults. Thanks! PS: Great laptop so far given the 40% off sale price. Just need to check battery life (know about the battery life PSA thread)...Just trying to get used to the Fn key to the left of the Ctrl key... 

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A few months ago, I updated my MSI Z68A-GD55 to the latest BIOS "7681vP8", which is still the latest version on MSI's website as of today. Since updating to this version, the UEFI BIOS screen is totally different, the layout has been changed entirely. I was able to find the overclocking settings quickly, but since the update, the board will not allow me to change many settings. All CPU/Memory/chipset voltage adjustments, CPU ratio adjustments, bclock adjustments, etc are all either greyed out and cannot be selected at all, or they are set to "Auto" and that is the only available option for them. This is a solid overclocking motherboard from what I've heard online, and I'm running a K series CPU (2500k), so I'm really perplexed as to why I can't even adjust the supposedly unlocked CPU ratio on my 2500k. I USED to be able to use these settings before the BIOS flash. Also, I can't seem to find anyone online who's having a similar problem as me. As it stands now, the only overclocking I can do is with MSI's "OC Genie II", which basically automatically overclocks for me. I think this is totally ridiculous; why is MSI's automated tool allowed to touch these settings when I can't modify them manually?

Anyone have any idea what's going on? My first thought was that maybe there is a setting somewhere in the BIOS that must be enabled first in order to open up the overclocking settings, but I... Read more

A:MSI Z68A-GD55 won't allow changes to overclocking settings after BIOS update

Yeah, I think there is a setting somewhere that is checked to auto. Try exploring all the tabs of the BIOS screen and report back if you find anything.

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