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Stuck on BIOS setup utility loop

Q: Stuck on BIOS setup utility loop

System Specs
Brand: Asus
Model G1S-1A
OS: Win 8 64bit
Processor: intel core 2 duo @2.3 ghz
RAM: 2 GB
Video Card: Geforce 8600M GT 256 mb

Problem:
it was all okay back then i was working with my document on ms office then i had it on sleep the next day when i opened it it was still okay then i decided to shut down my system then run off to work when i got back and turned on this laptop it just won't get passed the bios setup its like this

Open system->asus rog plays with the logo-> then it will enter the bios set up ->when i exit it it will reboot and the process repeats .

What I tried so far
-Made a bootable USB installer of windows 8 and tried to configure the bios to boot from there, nothing it just wont get past that setup utility so its a no go
-tried the bios recovery by pressing CTRL+Home button then powered it up and it restored the bios successfully - nothing happened to the issue
-tried flashing bios to latest version of bios via usb and ez flash nothing happened
-Tried resetting to manufacture defaults of bios nothing
-Tried pressing ctrl while its booting up windows error recovery pops up got two options
start windows normally or startup recovery
when i press start windows... logo appears then it will restart and go get stuck at the bios utility again
if i press recover still the same
* yes hard drive is still detected and no problems so far

any suggestions?

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Greetings forums!

Firstly, thanks for taking the time to read this post. I've done my best to google, try everything I possibly could imagine and still things aren't going my way - you're my biggest hope!
Background information & my probable earlier mistakes
The computer in question is an ASUS K55D that, used to, run Windows 8.1. Since this OS did not cooperate with our home network I decided it was a good idea to install Windows 7.

Long story short it doesn't boot via USB or DVD so I try to do it from inside W8.1 (under the presumption that it'd install it on the same disk and do the "Windows Old Folder" thing) - works fine until the reboot when it forgets about the installation, then goes into a weird boot loop that finally ended up in continuing to install W7.
I let it finish and, lo and behold, the computer crashes and boots into chkdsk (or some similar utility) claiming there's loads of issues. Que a long time of non-sensical information (did not look like any tool I've ever used before) and a lot of error messages (this is in post, by the way) that lasted for a few hours. So I decide to reboot again.

Suddenly the laptop decides it DOES want to boot into the DVD, since it can't get into W8.1 anymore. I try to install but when I try to select my newly formatted HDD it gives me "cannot install to partition of the GPT format".

So I press "delete" in the hopes of my computer understanding that ... Read more

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Hello,

was long time member unfortunately it seems that my account got wiped? Or im assuming you guys have some cap on non-active accounts.

Non the less, im here about my x751s. Today i turned it on and it made 5 rapid sequential beeps and goes straight to the BIO's menu.
Ive tried launch csm route, but that gives me the " No bootable driver" error, On startup ive tried esc, f1, f8, f9, f10, f11, f12 none of them work.

I opened my laptop and looked around, safely unclipped the mother board connections and nothing looks out of place i unscrewed the HDD it looks good none of the small slits are moved and the pins are also fine.

Any ideas?

Thank you,
David
 

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my Asus laptop froze and when I restarted it, a screen that said ?Aptio Setup Utility? popped up. I googled it and tried what everyone was recommending:
Select the Boot menu in the Aptio setup utility, select 'Launch CSM' and change to enable

Select the Security menu n the Aptio setup utility, select 'Secure Boot Control' and change to disable

Select Save & Exit and press 'yes'

Hold down the power button until the unit switches power off completely

Switch back on and continually press the F9 button for about ten seconds; this should now allow the unit to boot up into the Windows Recovery menu

Select 'Advanced Start Up' and wait until the recovery menu appears

Select ' Advanced Options'

Select 'System Restore' and select a date prior to when the problem occurred?.

The only problem is that once I switch the computer back on and try to press F9, it does nothing. I get a black screen that says ?Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key? I can get back into the Aptio Utility screen from here but I can?t get into my computer. How can I fix this and get back in???? I don?t know much about computers so I?m totally stuck and I NEED what?s on there for business.

 

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I'm sorry if I'm posting in the wrong form. I have a ASUS G75VX I was just finished cleaning my fan filter and went to turn my computer back on when the blue and grey Aptio Setup Utility popped up. I've did everything I could and nothing is working. I tried the Boot, Launch CSM changed disable to enable, Security, Secure Boot Control changed enabled to disabled and F10 to save and exit. It took me to a screen saying "Reboot and Select proper boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key" I don't know what that means. Can someone please help?
 

A:Stuck on Aptio Setup Utility

You might have knocked loose the cables for the hard drive. It is saying it has nothing to boot from and since you were messing around inside it sounds like you may have knocked something loose.
 

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I was upgrading my hdd to an ssd on my Asus TP300l and I have put the new ssd into the computer, but when I boot up the computer, it seems to be stuck in Aptio setup utility and I have read a few instructions online on how to get out of the setup utility but they aren't working. Please help as soon as possible
 

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my computer is stuck in cmos setup.I have xp pro and I haven't added any new hardware. rebooted and it cmos came up.PLEASE HELP!!!
 

A:stuck on cmos utility setup

Please don't post your question more than once.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/789706-stuck-cmos-utility-setup.html
 

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My computer is stuck here. It responds to nothing, help

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If the three finger salute doesn't work, go into the bios and reset to original config.

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I have an Asus laptop and I got the notification that I can upgrade to Windows 10 if I wanted to. So, I clicked to update it and it did and when I restarted it, my mouse pad would not work. I was able to go into programs and click repair for the mouse and then it worked. I used my laptop for a few minutes and everything was fine and then I closed it and set it aside. Later that day, I opened it and I clicked on Chrome and I got the hour glass. I waited for a few minutes and nothing happened. So, I pressed and held the power button down to turn it off and turned it back on a few seconds later.
When I turned it back on I was at the Aptio Setup Utility screen and no matter what I pushed, I couldn't exit. My battery died and so I plugged it in and turned it back on. This time it said that it was being diagnosed. After a long while, it said they couldn't fix it and gave me the option of restarting it or advanced options. I clicked advanced options and chose to go back to Windows 8.1 hoping that it would return to normal. After that, I assumed it was doing that and I left it to make lunch for my son. When I came back to it and it had been awhile it was just a blue screen and was like that for a long time, so I again shut it down.

I went online and did a search and someone said to enable the launch CSM on the boot section and to disable the secure boot menu and then to restart and I would be able to get to the advanced options/recovery screen. So, I did do that and was ab... Read more

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I am guessing that something quite wrong was done in 2.20 (and it persists into 2.21). There was no such errant behavior with 2.19, as I've confirmed by reinstalling 2.19.  Works perfectly and boots promptly and the BIOS Setup utility works lickity-split with 2.19, just like it always has.  But with the install of 2.20 the behavior changed drastically.
 
Looking at the README for BIOS 2.20 this definitely seems like the culprit:
 
[Problem fixes]- Fixed an issue where fan might rotated with max speed due to not reading CPU   temperature correctly.- Fixed an issue where system might not boot to OS when attached an external monitor   and its USB3 devices.- Fixed an issue where network boot might happened at reboot after resume from suspend   by Wake On LAN.
 
 
At first I thought I had blown the BIOS update, since my screen was simply black for what seemed like 1-2 minutes after displaying the Lenovo logo and "press ENTER to interrupt" message.  I pressed ENTER repeatedly but nothing happened, for a long time.  Eventually, the hard drive activity LED on the P70 started flashing, and seemingly almost 2 minutes later, the machine came to life and boot process continued normally.
 
Then, once I entered the BIOS, I used the right-arrow key to navigate through the tabs.  No problem until I got to the Security tab and then pressed right-arrow one more time to navigate into the Boot tab... and it hung!  Didn't go ri... Read more

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I?ve been stuck on this screen all morning I?ve tried many things I have an Asus X200M if you recommend to launch csm I don?t see that or have that. Please help before I get my butt whooped.
 

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Hi, I'm stuck on the com utility setup screen. I haven't changed ant drives or made any other changes. I rebooted and it popped up no error messages. PLEASE HELP!!!!
 

A:Solved: stuck on cmos utility setup

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i think tere is broblem with bios because there is no functuion to control vram for example or many other things .... can any body help ....thx 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop that keeps getting stuck in the Aptio utility loop and BIOS stuff and doesn?t allow me to load Windows 10 successfully. The other day my PC randomly had a blue screen of death and crashed and now it?s preventing me from getting back to my OS ever since. Sometimes upon booting it loads a PCI white screen saying ?Hard drive not installed.?

I ran the ePSA diagnostics to check and scan the system, but it only keeps saying it finished the tests with a yellow caution sign next to my hard drive. Is there anything I can do to get a successful boot? I just don?t want to lose everything I was working on.
 

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I need to enter bios, not the "HP setup utility", because in the utility there are no settings for SATA controller. I need to change it to IDE, but in the utility there is no option for that. How do i do it?

A:I need BIOS, not HP Setup Utility

Hi: Why do you need to change the setting to IDE? A BIOS update won't add that feature anyway. If you are trying to reinstall XP and get the blue screen stop error, simply add the SATA AHCI drivers. See this guide below.  Read the Intel section and then read the downloadable document for how to slipstream all of the sata drivers. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/SATA-drivers-for-XP-solution-on-... I have zipped up and attached the drivers you need to slipstream below...  


























Driver.zip ?201 KB

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I am working on a Toshiba Satellite with Insyde H2O bios. It says to use F2 for setup and F12 for boot manager.

I've tried all the function keys, as well as esc and del and they only get me to Windows Boot Manager. (This includes F2.)

The machine has Vista that stops loading when it gets to the network drivers. Could a corrupt BIOS be the cause? If I download a new BIOS can I install it from the command prompt?

If the BIOS is still OK are there other ways to get into setup?

(Meanwhile F2 works just fine on my Dell Lattitude)
 

A:Can't get into BIOS setup utility

Try using a USB keyboard...

"Could a corrupt BIOS be the cause?"

I don't think you would get that far in the boot process if the bios were corrupt
 

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I have a need to get to my mainboard bios setup to make possible changes for an issue that I have, I have tried every function key, esc, del, etc during restart to no avail. Have not found any resolutions on the internet to help. Please help I really do need to get to the BIOS UTILITY SETUP.thanksart1944

A:HP ENVY BIOS UTILITY SETUP

Unless you passworded the setup menu or BIOS the following should work. Press the power button and then immediately begin tapping the F10 key. That invokes the BIOS on all HP notebooks and desktop PCs.

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Hi all,

Please someone help.

I am installing windows 2000 over the top of 98, but it keeps getting towards the end of the process and then restarting and doing the last section again - it has been doing this for about three hours now.

The point at which it restarts it when it is performing the "final tasks", specifically whilst it is updating system files. When it starts back up, windows loads but instead of going to a desktop it returns to the bit of the installation where it says "windows is installing hardware such as keyboard, mouse etc".

Help!

Thanks,
Carl.
 

A:Windows 2000 setup seems stuck in a loop

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My MSi laptop is stuck in the aptio setup utility and if i turn my laptop off or try to exit, it will return to the same screen. It has been like this since i updated it to windows 10. please help.

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I used to be able to get to the BIOS setup utility, and at that time the keyboard worked fine.

Phoenix BIOS 4.0 Release 6.0 copyright 1995-1998 Phoenix Tech. Pentium II - I'M.

When I press F1 for setup, the BIOS setup utility comes up. My problem is when it comes up it locks out the keyboard. I then have no choise but to reboot to use the computer.

The computer works fine in every other aspect. I am running WIN98.

Can you help me solve the keyboard lockout problem?
Thanks,
[email protected]
 

A:Keyboard locks @ BIOS setup utility.

First thing you should do is try another keyboard on that computer and try your keyboard on another computer.
 

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Whenever I turn on the PC the first thing that opens is the Award Bios Setup Utility. 2667 MHZ is highlighted and the date and time are wrong by about 9 years.

I set the MHZ on manual and change the date and time and save as I exit. XP runs fine until the next time I start the machine and it happens again.

Is there an internal battery that may be dead?

I appreciate any help,

McKerracher
 

A:BIOS setup utility opens first whenever I turn on the PC

Yes, the CMOS battery on the motherboard could be dead. It is a flat, disk type of battery about the size of a nickle and is commonly available.
 

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i have just switched my laptop on after using it for a presentaion last week, i keeps going straight to bios setup utility and i cant get it to boot up correctly can anyone help me please

nicola
 

A:sony vaio bios setup utility

Try loading setup defaults,then save the settings and exit.
May get it to boot.
Then make sure the date and time are still correct.
 

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Acer had decided that due to a sudden problem where they could not
find why the PC could not find an OS that the HDD must be bad. They
sent new setup discs, and suggested a new HDD be installed and setup.
When a new drive was purchased and installed the setup discs were
used to install the Windows 7 OS. It appeared to go through the setup,
and did show as finished, but with the reboot process it first gave a
notice that setup could not complete with the installed hardware and
needed to restart. With each successive trial to reboot it would ask
to reinstall the setup discs. Each time now it says setup could not
complete, and would restart again. Each and every time of a restart
it does the same thing.Entering into BIOS setup and insuring the settings
are correct will still restart to the same screens to install setup again.

In the attempt to format the new drive to start again with installation,
and insuring that the CD drive is first boot, will not change the entrance
into the same screens for system setup. The PC still attempts to boot
from the HDD even though it has been selected to be absolute last
in the boot process, and the CD/ DVD first. Not even HDDeraser.exe
CD is 'seen' in the boot process in the CD drive.

Is there some other hardware or software issue that would cause this,
or a problem in the Acer firmware?
 

A:Acer Aspire 7736 stuck in system setup loop

Pull the hard drive out of the laptop. Does the laptop try to post at all without the hard drive installed?
 

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The title says it all really. My ASUS laptop is stuck in the BIOS Utility mode and does not progress past this no matter what I do (it just resets itself and comes back to this screen). The laptop is only 18 months old, running Windows 10...which coincidentally has just updated so I'm wondering whether that has done something. I read in another thread that if the harddrive isn't showing in the BIOS mode then it's most likely broken, it is not showing
 

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I bought new memory but it's not really working so far.
I know I won't be able to use the full 4gb memory but that's okay.

Current Memory:
1GB Twinmos 001-667-TWI-240-U-16-H-5.0
1GB Kingston KVR667D2N5/1G
www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2N5_1G.pdf

New memory

2x 2GB KINGSTON KVR667D2S5/2G www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2S5_2G.pdf
Or KINGSTON KVR667D2N5/2G www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2N5_2G.pdf

I put 1 stick on the board(to see how it goes) on Slot 1. Bios says 2048 ram in post and within the setup itself it displays the correct information DDR2 667 mhz 2048 mb.

Now when I start windows it is stuck in an infinite boot loop, Last known config, safe mode, nothing works.

Windows 7 setup from boot also gets stuck while loading before it even starts( no reboot)

Motherboard:
Asrock 775 twins rev 2.0

I read now that the memory is So-dimm ddr2.. does it matter much?

I bought it 2nd hand and it just said ddr2 667 mhz nothing about sofimm so I bought it assuming it's normal ddr2 667 mhz..


The package says:
KVR667D2S5/2g
2gb PC2-5300 CL5 200 - Pin SODIMM

On the memory it says:
KVR667D2N5/2g --sp 1.8v.

A:Memory upgrade 2GB stick windows reboot loop/ setup stuck

  
Quote: Originally Posted by chrisssj2



Current Memory:
1GB Twinmos 001-667-TWI-240-U-16-H-5.0
1GB Kingston KVR667D2N5/1G
www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2N5_1G.pdf

New memory

2x 2GB KINGSTON KVR667D2S5/2G www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2S5_2G.pdf
Or KINGSTON KVR667D2N5/2G www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2N5_2G.pdf

Now when I start windows it is stuck in an infinite boot loop, Last known config, safe mode, nothing works.

Windows 7 setup from boot also gets stuck while loading before it even starts( no reboot)

Motherboard:
Asrock 775 twins rev 2.0

I read now that the memory is So-dimm ddr2.. does it matter much?

The package says:
KVR667D2S5/2g
2gb PC2-5300 CL5 200 - Pin SODIMM

On the memory it says:
KVR667D2N5/2g --sp 1.8v.


SO-DIMMs are usually used in notebooks. They are only 6cm long, and won't fit in your motherboard. Check out this link. SO-DIMM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is the specifications for your memory:http://www.valueram.com/datasheets/KVR667D2N5_2G.pdf

It ain't so-dimm.

Do you have access to another working computer? You might want to download and burn Memtest 86+. Then install both dimms in your motherboard, and boot from the CD and run some tests to see if the memory checks out ok.

You didn't say if you get stuck in the boot loop with your original memory installed? Can you clarify?

thanks

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Hows it going guys. Ive been a PC Repair technician since 2003. But I am dumbfounded by this Bios Setup issue that Im having with a clients laptop. She has an ASUS x501u. The issue is that once the laptop turns on, it goes straight to the bios setup. I chose the "restore to default settings" and hit F10 to save and restart. Once it restarts, it goes back into the loop. There is no USB or external drive attatched via usb nor is there a CD in the rom drive. Any ideas? I done my research online through google search and in this messageboard as well. Thanks in advance guys.

Andrew,
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A:Windows 8 Bios Setup loop issue

Did you follow the procedures in the linked ASUS FAQ page: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008829/

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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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My mum has a windows 8 Samsung DP700A3D and says she switched it on the other day and there was a message to update to windows 8.1 and she could not escape out of this message and had to accept the update. It then began updating and there was a percentage bar showing progress. She can't remember what percentage it was up to but it was taking a while so she left it updating. When she returned (no idea how long she left it) it was in the bios config screen main page.
She tried ESC (quit without saving) but after it went black and the samsung logo came up it then returned to Main page of bios. Also she tried F10 save & exit but again returned to bios. She has tried both theses using F keys and also arrow keys/enter. She swears she touched nothing else.
I have arrived at her house and unplugged a camera cable she had plugged in USB port and then restarted machine but again back at bios. I have checked the disc drive and that is empty. I have also tried removing the USB wifi keyboard & mouse and restarting machine but again back to bios. I have also unplugged power supply and restarted. Also tried F9 setup defaults and then exited but back to bios.
Can anyone help? Very frustrated.
Thanks.

A:Stuck in bios loop after windows 8 update

Question? Will the bios boot from a Disc? Is the bios set to boot from Hard Drive. or did some how the bios disable the hard drive?

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Hello, I have had this problem for several days and have exhausted myself trying to fix it. I've used all of the internet sources I could find but have been unable to fix it. The backstory is I was reinstalling windows 10 and I stupidly switched it off abruptly. I was given an error message on reboot and followed a guide to editing the registry to restart the download. The download did not restart however, and my windows 10 is stuck in an endless loop of rebooting. I have downloaded a copy of windows 10 and put it onto a USB, but when I try to boot from USB it takes me back to the BIOS. The BIOS are 'Aptio Setup Utility 2011', and don't seem to allow me to change from UEFI boot to LEGACY boot, although the option is apparently there. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I apologize for if this post is in any way flawed but I am in desperation of help. Could someone please tell me why the USB boot is not working correctly and how to make it do so, I am more than happy to reformat the computer but at this moment in time it's useless. The computer is an Alienware x51 from 2011. As previously mentioned the operating system the PC is trying to boot (or install) is windows 10.

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everytime I think "I've seen it all", I haven't. This older Turion-based Presario V2000 series was working fine... Last night it was ok - I could get into setup, had OS loaded, was looking for the right graphics driver, finally went to sleep and turned off the unit. Came in this morning, turned it on, and it goes immediately to LAN-boot PXE 2.0 "media test failure" and cannot get it out of that loop. Hit F10 [compaq's setup key] - ignored. F2... F12, pulled battery, drained caps, tried again, pulled HD, nothing.
won't boot CD/DVD, or anything else.

anyone seen this? I see tons of threads on the issue but they all end with "go to bios and change......". I can't.

A:Older Presario V2410 cannot get BIOS/Setup - PXE 2.0 loop

You have done everything I would do.
You know you need to reset the BIOS to defaults to get the setting off of "Boot PXE (Network)".

You may need to pull it apart and remove the 3v battery from the motherboard to do this.

Some units have a reset button of sorts on the motherboard, some do not. Some have a small hole through the bottom of the case that you can use a bent paperclip to reach through and hit the button.

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netbook is stuck starting up in bios. there is no boot options, so i cant even boot into the false SSD.

i have no other iodeas what to try. i tried updating the bios to the most update one. version 2.08.

i tried disabling the secureboot and tried doing a bootable usb with win7 and win8 32bit. it wouldnt even recognize the bootable usb when i KNOW it works.

not sure what to do from here.

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Last week HP support assistant sent a message that my BIOS needed to be upgraded.  Since then, I have been in a continuous BIOS Update loop.  I have tried making a flashable usb drive.  I got that to work, but I used the previous BIOS version for my machine.  When the BIOS was writing, it got to 19% and sat awhile then zipped on to 100%.  When the machine restarted, I was still stuck in the bios loop.  Thinking that perhaps there was a problem with this version of BIOS---FROM THE HP SITE FOR MY SPECIFIC MACHINE, I tried to find the page with Bios update files, but have been unable to find it again.   Does anyone know the link to this page?  Whenever I go through the HP support site, I get nowhere.   I have also tried multiple Fn keys, but I always end up in the loop.  I removed the power supply, battery, and hard drive, but when I put it back together, back in the loop.   My machine is out of warranty.  I tried to start up from a windows 10 flash drive, but...the dreaded Bios loop. Please help.  If anyone has the link to the bios updates, that would be great!  Any other suggestions would be helpful, too. Anyone know how much HP charges for something like this?

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Hi, I've got an old T510 that has developed a problem the last few days, now seems to be useful only as a doorstop  When you press the power button, the keyboard light flashes briefly, then the fingerprint scanner green light flashes once, there is a brief 'grunt' and all goes black, then a few seconds later it does the same thing again - it gets stuck in this loop till you pull the battery pack.So far I've tried to see if I can just get it to start to the splash screen doing the following:Pulling the HDDPulled the RAMResetting the CMOSChecked all ribbon connectionsCleaned the fan.Nothing has changed. Any other ideas? A couple of days before it died, it had a brief moment while running when the screen displayed a mirriad of rainbow colour lines but I have started it succesfully a few times between that happening and it failing to boot at all. Many thanks for any ideas!

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Ok so I was being nosy in my BIOS, which I now regret , just having a look around investigating into a slow boot problem I have.

I have windows 7 installed on my Samsung 830 256GB SSD drive, and when looking at the boot priority noticed that this SSD drive was near the bottom. After pushing it to the top of the list thinking this would cause no problem, as after all it should be the boot drive anyway, I saved the BIOS and restarted.

My PC is now stuck in an infinite boot - reboot loop and will not even get to the stage where I can access the BIOS. I'm stressing out as I feel like there is quite frankly nothing I can do as it boots for say 2-3 seconds with black blank screen then turns off again and starts over.

I know this is vague and somewhat undescriptive but if somebody could help me out then it would be a life saver. If you would like some more info then just let me know and I will do my best, to give you what you need to help... thanks in advance

i7 950
Asus x58-ud3r mobo
6gb ram
samsung 830 ssd
samsung 1tb hdd x 2

A:PC stuck in reboot loop, after changing BIOS boot priority

Hello have you checked out any of the tutorials here and can you boot into safe mode at all to do a system repair.

Advanced Boot Options

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I have a double monitor and when I booted up my computer the right monitor stayed black with the orange light indicating it was off but the left one turned blue and went to a screen the title says American Megatrends it says

AMBIOS (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS SABER TOOTH X58 AGO I BIOS Revision 1304 CPU : Intel (R) Core (TM) i7 CPU 960 @ 3.20GHz Speed : 3.20 Thx

And then it says entering set up and some other things when I press the enter set up button it says it is entering setup but it remains on the same screen. I need help to fix this
 

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I bought a new SSD(m2.sata) and already finished install OS(window10 64 bit) on the SSD it work fine but after i install driver using "Automantic Driver Update" on the Lenovo support site and it show up the bios update program so i agree to install and machine auto reboot then my laptop stuck at Lenovo screen and keep restarting.I cannot press fn+f2 to acess bios, i cannot press fn+f10 to access boot menu. Anyone know how to fix this problems????  

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Hi,
I wonder if anyone can advise me please?
 
I have an HP  Compaq 2510p notebook which on start up displays this error message:
 
'Your Bios Failed to complete the update'
 
A few seconds later in goes to the HP Invent screen. and then back to the previous error message. These two screens cycle endlessly and there is not a single key stroke I can use to gain access to the bios settings. 
 
Presseing F9, F10, F12 or F-anything works. No key commands work at all. Nor can I boot from internal drive, CD, USB etc.
 
How can I regain access to this faulty machine to restore or repair the bios please?
 
Here is a link to images of the two alternating screens i am stuck in:
 
http://postimg.org/gallery/2oa73dj8q/
 
 
 
P.S. This thread has been moved from Windows Vista to Notebook PCs - Envy, Pavilion, Presario. - Hp Forum Moderator
 











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A:HP Compaq 2510p Bios update failure (stuck in eternal loop))

Hi: It seems you have a similar issue to this model (which is basically the same model as yours except with the 14.1" display). /t5/Notebook-HP-ProBook-ZBook/Issue-with-BIOS-update-on-Compaq-6910p/m-p/2361103#M165620 Your situation seems a bit more serious than mine was, because I (an others on this thread) was able to get into windows, and flash back to F.17.

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My 230u has been stuck in a loop since a recent Windows Update. The machine crashes while booting Win 8.1, reboots and crashes again during the recovery phase, then this cycle repeats. Reinstalling Windows doesn't work, as the same thing occurs during the install process, even with a 'clean' install. I've run the pre-boot Lenovo Diagnostics, and every result reads 'PASSED'. I've attempted to update the BIOS from both a bootable CD and bootable USB, and the result reads 'failed to read bios". The machine is currently a brick that passes all diagnostics. Is there any solution to this? EDIT: Current bios version is 1.70

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Hello

I'm wondering if anyone could help me with this problem I'm having. The other day I installed a few microsoft security updates as per usual (I can't recall the exact names, I think they were mostly xp service updates). I shut my computer down and the next day booted it up, however once it went through the XP loading screen it got stuck. Before it got to the login screen with my username, it went to a black screen with only the mouse cursor. I left it loading for a number of hours but to no prevail, it just stayed on the black screen with the mouse cursor.

After reading several forums I chose to do a system repair using my installation disk. I installed and repaired the system and upon rebooting it went to the Installation welcome screen where it says "setup will complete in approximately 39 minutes". The only thing is this never changes. It stays on this with no change to the time, even after leaving it for hours. I've tried restarting it several times and taking out the CD but still get the same thing. I opened up the setupapi.log file hoping the problem was in there but it wasn't. Im guessing that it's a fault with my Video Card that won't make it progress as whenever I play games from a CD they always get stuck and freeze.

I don't particularly want to go pulling my computer apart, mainly because I don't know that much about the insides of computers. Could anyone please give me some suggestions as to what I can do? I'm running a Medion PC 7, type:... Read more

A:XP Repair - "Setup Will Complete In Approximately" Stuck in Loop

Welcome to TSF

Yeah possibly your video card. Does the system have on-board video too? Remove the card and try to continue with the repair to see if it gets past that point. Then replace the video card. If you have no on-board video try another card.

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G'day
I'm wondering if anyone could help me with this problem I'm having. The other day I installed a few microsoft security updates as per usual (I can't recall the exact names, I think they were mostly xp service updates). I shut my computer down and the next day booted it up, however once it went through the XP loading screen it got stuck. Before it got to the login screen with my username, it went to a black screen with only the mouse cursor. I left it loading for a number of hours but to no prevail, it just stayed on the black screen with the mouse cursor.

After reading several forums I chose to do a system repair using my installation disk. I installed and repaired the system and upon rebooting it went to the Installation welcome screen where it says "setup will complete in approximately 39 minutes". The only thing is this never changes. It stays on this with no change to the time, even after leaving it for hours. I've tried restarting it several times and taking out the CD but still get the same thing. I opened up the setupapi.log file hoping the problem was in there but it wasn't. Im guessing that it's a fault with my Video Card that won't make it progress as whenever I play games from a CD they always get stuck and freeze.

I don't particularly want to go pulling my computer apart, mainly because I don't know that much about the insides of computers. Could anyone please give me some suggestions as to what... Read more

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I have several Asus Eee netbooks that I'm getting set up to use at my school. I had some parent volunteers helping me get them ready to deploy, and one of the netbooks was plugged in to initially power it up, but then hard-shut-down before Windows could run through its initial setup.

Now when I boot up the netbook, and it attempts to go through the initial windows setup "Setup is starting services", and then throws an error message:
The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.I restart, and the cycle continues. This happens whether I try to boot normally or in safe mode.

I've got no CD-drive attached to it, so I'm not sure what I can do to break this error cycle. Any suggestions/tools/ideas?

Thx,
Jeff

A:Win7 Starter getting error on initial setup; locked in setup loop

Not sure how you deployed them, but if Startup Repair doesn't help when run from System Recovery Options then I would redeploy the image or run Factory Recovery from its partition after backing up the disks.

If you don't have one and they are same hardware, simply backup one's image using Win7 backup imaging or free Macrium - Image your system then boot System Recovery options to Recover Using an Image from its external storage location which you have connected.

If they are not same exact hardware or Image hangs at startup, SysPrep the original before deploying to remove all drivers, activation, SID and HID's.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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Computer gets stuck On the motherboard screen, and when I try to enter the setup when pressing delete it will change screens and say entering setup but will get and will not load the setup. I think I obtained a virus from a torrent and made my computer act like this.

Specs: windows 7 home edition
Ripjaws 4gb ram
Intel core i5
Motherboard : msi p55a-gd55

A:Computer stuck on motherboard loading screen, and stuck in setup.

Wrong forum for malware issues. Please post here: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

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 Dear all, I'm trying to automate the bios settings with the latest HP Bios Configuration Utility using SCCM 2012.When the task is rebooting the system, I get this message."The following configuration change has been requested"How do I automate to accept this up front? Kind regardsDries

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I need help getting my Desktop to the log on screen. When I turn it on it says Operating System not found.
 

A:Setup Utility

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Windows 7 - 32bit - Media Center Live TV setup.TV Setup stuck on "Downloading TV Setup Data for your region" trying to download information for my country (Italy).My TV Tuner is Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T-Stick

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Hello:

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

Any help is appreciated.

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

Is it asking for a password or something?

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