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Can't get into BIOS setup utility

Q: Can't get into BIOS setup utility

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)

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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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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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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.

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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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A:insydeH20 setup utility

Sorry to hear you are having problems, there are a couple things we can try:
Enter the BIOS and restore defaults to make sure there wasn't something changed accidentally.
Attempt a start up repair on your system to see if that resolves the issue.
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A:insydeH20 setup utility

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Is the date right? Is the battery good?

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Are you sure it is "Strike F1 to restart" and not Strike F1 to continue? You probably have very limited bios, but is there an option to select the boot drive? If so, this option may not be set right
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When do you get the error?
On the POST screen, or in Windows itself?
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Firstly remove your email addy from your post (using "EDIT")
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A:Need Help ASAP Strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility

This is an easy one.

You already know your computer does not detect the presence of a hard disk or other boot media.

I suggest you disconnect and reconnect the disk to be sure it is making connection. If that doesn't work, try replacing the cable with another known-good cable--perhaps one inside the machine currently connected to the DVD/CD drive, Try connecting the disk to another system to see if it is recognized there. It probably won't be, in which case you will simply have to replace the disk drive.

The good news is they are cheap these days.
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A:no bootable devices -- strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility

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waiting for your suggestions.

thanks in advance .

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Quote: Originally Posted by abhinani24

my client get this msg everytime when i shutdown my laptop directly on power button .

Not yet performed diagnostics or changed the bios settings for now.

what are the best options to fix this ?

its a dell xps - Windows Vista OS

for now removed threats using hitman pro

waiting for your suggestions.

thanks in advance .

Hi abhinani24,

Is this the complete error message that you receive. If possible kindly provide us with the complete error message that you receive.

Also, please set the system hard-drive as the first boot device to ensure it boots without any issues.

Please update your system details here and if you need help then follow this.
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Boot order set floppy, cd, hd?


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A:HP system BIOS update utility not working

Hello @walidwithu?, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I came across your post about the BIOS issue, and wanted to help! First, try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes:HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as  "Accept as Solution" , this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!
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What do I do now? Any other BIOS update utility compatible to the Asus P5Q-E?

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A:Asus P5Q-E motherboard bios update utility software won't install?

You could have a corrupt file. I would down load a new copy and try it.

Here is a link to Asus for your board.

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P5Q-E

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What simple method is there available for the lazy ones who wish a freeware capable of creating a record of all the myriad BIOS settings without which we have no functioning computer.



Edit. Has anyone these three files:, and ?

If would you be willing to e-mail me with them attached?


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This system has Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit

Anyone have a cure for this disease?

A:Dell Opti GX620 Bios Flash utility under Win7 Ultimate?

One of two ways,

1. If you have a floppy drive,

Drivers and Downloads

and follow the instructions under "Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment (Non-Windows users)".

2. If the above isn't available (no floppy drive) and if you have a spare hard drive (or even a second drive with a small partition will do in a pinch), install XP on it (don't need to worry about updates or anything, only going to need it long enough to run the bios update) and then run the bios update from there. If you do decide to go this route make sure to disconnect the drive with Windows 7 on it (and any other drives) so you don't mess up the 7 install, and end up with a broken bootloader.
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as shown in the picture below

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Try reinstalling the driver, changing cables. If it can't be recognized then boot the maker's diagnostics DOS CD scan to test it - Seatools if there isn't one - or Partition Wizard bootable CD surface scan. If these won't see it you can slave it to another PC to try Disk Check or see if it will see it. If not then I'd replace it.

Do a Clean Reinstall on the replacement drive from tutorial in my signature below if you want it perfect.
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A:"No bootable devices strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility"


did you buy any chance remove the drive from the laptop at all... ?

the c610 has a little blade adaptor that changes the standard IDE pins into a flat set of pins, they sometimes dont sit right or the drive isnt snugly in the drive bay....

take it out and reinsert it,,on boot up go into the BIOS (F2 at boot) and check the drive shows, if it doesnt then the drive has died and needs to be replaced.


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A:no boot device available strike f1 to retry boot f2 for setup utility

allocate the hard drive right click where it says unallocated and allocate that should work .
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A:BIOS Setup

My experience with IDE vs AHCI with windows 7 is that the OS won't install to any drives under the IDE setting. I had to enable AHCI with sata drives for the OS to see the drives.

AHCI is more for developement then anything else. I see no I/0 increase/decreases with either option. Just installation problems.
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Windows 98 then loads but I can not connect to the internet.
The dialer appears but does not dial and then freezes.
I have been advised that the conflict can be cleared by disabling entry for the Onboard Serial Port 2 on the Integrated Periferals Screen.
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Has anyone any further advice.
Computor is a Tiny 166 runningg Windows 98 Bios is Award.

Thanks in advance