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Accessing BIOS on an Asus Laptop

Q: Accessing BIOS on an Asus Laptop

I recently purchased an Asus N VJDH laptop The laptop came preinstalled with the abomination known as Windows I am trying to change the boot order so the laptop will boot from BIOS Asus an on Laptop Accessing my Windows disk To do this I need to access BIOS I have tried most of the standard key combinations F F F F Insert Delete but I cannot seem to access BIOS I even contact Asus Tech support by phone but their representatives are a special kind of useless They would not provide me a straight answer to this question Does anyone else have Asus laptops Do they know how to Accessing BIOS on an Asus Laptop access BIOS Update I have half solved this problem There is a rather convoluted procedure listed here http forum notebookreview com asus -need-help-asus-n vz-rh -cant-enter-bios html that enables me to access BIOS Still this is something I should be able to access upon booting I should not be going through the operating system just to access BIOS If something ever went seriously wrong with my computer I may never be able to fix it if the only way to access BIOS is listed above nbsp
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Hi agian all,

I recently purchased a Advent 9517 laptop with vista on from pc world, when i boot and press F2 I get the bios screen up but there are no options in there for cpu tempature or memory options.. is there a way of accessing this information, reason being laptop has shut down a few times due to overheating and i wish to check the shut down temps to compare to logs.
Many thanks

A:help accessing full bios on advent vista laptop

Hello rs2ooo16valve

Have you tried removing the CMOS battery and then clearing CMOS with the
jumper set to clear for about 30 seconds, and then put it back the way it

Clearing the CMOS can be done a few ways. The most common way is to use the jumper on the motherboard. This jumper has two settings. Normal and Clear. Moving the jumper to the Clear setting will erase the settings stored in CMOS. It does not remove the BIOS itself, only the user defined settings within the CMOS. When you clear the CMOS you will most likely see the error message "CMOS Checksum Error" on the next reboot. You can enter the BIOS setup at this point or before and reconfigure the settings.

Another method is to remove the CMOS battery from the system. Removing the battery is usually the second method as it may take anywhere from 15 minutes to 8 hours in order for the CMOS to loss the settings. Once the CMOS is clear, you should know by the "BIOS checksum error, press F1 to continue ", or "CMOS Checksum Error - Defaults Loaded" message at bootup.

You may also be able to clear the CMOS in some cases by forcing a system configuration change. Changing hardware, such as adding or removing a few SIMM's may cause a CMOS error and allow you to proceed to the BIOS setup.

On a few systems it may be possible to clear the CMOS by pressing the Ins key during the power up of the system. Holding the Key down may clear the CMOS and restore the defaults. This may or may not work on your system.

On some boards, it must be moved to the Clear position while the power is OFF, then moved back. If you power on the board with the jumper in the clear position, it can damage the board.


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A:Asus laptop starts up, black screen, cannot access BIOS HD

Did you try F2 or F12 on booting?
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A:Asus x54h Laptop booting issue- black screen, no BIOS.

The 3rd fin on the right side of RAM slot looks like broken. Is it the case?
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A:accessing the BIOS

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A:Accessing the BIOS

You have to do it at the right time, for a Compaq it's generally when the little square box appears in the upper right-hand corner. Most Compaq's use F10 (I have an old puter which uses ctrl+alt+esc).

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A:Help accessing BIOS

The BIOS interface on both pics are for different bioses. So there is nothing wrong in the displayed interface..
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A:accessing the bios

Try DEL key during bootup.
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A:Accessing BIOS

Hi and welcome to TSF

We are sorry to hear about your problems, but there is nothing we can do due to the forum rules on password help:

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A:Asus Laptop can't find startup entries for Asus Programs

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A:Problem accessing bios

well if your comfortable taking the computer apart you can take out the CMOS for about 10 min and that should reset the password. well atleast get rid of the password
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A:Accessing BIOS Problem

Hi and welcome to TSF.
First, you cannot just copy files from your system drive to another drive and expect it to work. Second, you will need a PS/2 keyboard to enter BIOS. It's unfortunate you are not close as I must have half a dozen knocking about. Third, you can change the boot order of your drives if they are PATA drives by setting the jumpers accordingly, but not if they are SATA drives. You don't say which. The only way I know of getting out of your predicament is by making a clone of your system drive to the other drive. You can then change the boot order using a floppy disc.
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A:accessing bios on Compaq Pres.

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A:Accessing Legacy BIOS windows 10

Hello Dave, and welcome to Ten Forums.

That's ok. You can boot directly to your UEFI firmware settings from within Windows 10.

UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 10

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Fast Boot - Enable in UEFI Firmware Settings for Windows 8 and 10
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A:unable to install os without accessing bios

sorry no password help, please read the rules before posting again

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

All I can suggest is taking it to an authorised Acer repair centre, who can reset the bios for you, after checking if it is listed as stolen or lost etc
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A:Difficulties Accessing BIOS to Alter Dedicated VRam

I don't think Nvidia GTS 450 is an on-board GPU, and I can't see anything in motherboard support site either. You won't find any way to change dedicated memory in BIOS.

Check your motherboard manual's BIOS section for which key to press to enter BIOS.

You can just get a newer GPU like GTX960 which will be a good upgrade. But I will let others to comment.

Edit: By the way, these are the minimum requirement for Elder Scrolls Online

Minimum System Requirements
Operating System: Windows XP 32-bit
Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
Memory: 2GB System RAM
Hard Disk Space: 60GB free HDD space
Video Card: DirectX 9.0 compliant video card with 512MB of RAM (NVIDIA? GeForce? 8800 / ATI Radeon™ 2600 or better)
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card

Your GPU should be able to run it. Try reducing the graphical options.
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A:Help with updating Asus Bios

It's been a while since I used Asus products, but as I recall the file beginning with AFUD is a utility used to update the BIOS.

The other would be the BIOS file itself.

You can open both of those zip files with 7-zip, Winzip, or any similar program.

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General advise: BIOS updating is not to be taken lightly. If you have a failure, you will not boot, and will probably have to replace a chip on your motherboard or buy a new board.

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A:Unerclocking via ASUS A8V Bios ?

Why not consider a fanless MB HS? In combination with a quiet P/S, and perhaps a slower running 120mm case fan, it should be very quiet. Of course, you can also just stick the machine in another room since it's networked.
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while not a hard process... it can be dangerous to flash you BIOS version and you run the risk of turning your computer into a nice paperweight.

first off... what is the biggest reason you are looking to update your BIOS version? any problems can probably be solved by other means unless you have proof that you need to flash the cmos. the safest way to flash to a new BIOS version is to use a utility such as awdflash.exe (Award Flash) in command prompt before the computer boots windows. there are ways to flash the BIOS within windows, but it's typically more reliable to perform the operation in command prompt.

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A:Asus BIOS update?

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Originally posted by dank7737
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Perhaps Asus hasn't revised this Bios yet. With a rig this new, I really don't see the need.
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If it ain't broke do not fix it!
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Here G is an English version:

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A:Cannot enter BIOS Asus PC

I don't know if this also applies to your motherboard: How to Use USB BIOS Flashback - ASUS

If it doesn't apply there may still be a way to reflash the BIOS with the right key combo on start up but it sounds like your BIOS is glitched and may even be a chip problem. Might have to go back to them.

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That Old Guy,

A:Asus bios update

hi, 2 things ,to be 100% sure on that you have win8 64 bit installed on the computer and you download win8 64bit update program and bios update from asus . to me it seems the issue would be with Asus ,if there program doesn't see you usb od dvd drives
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A:Updating BIOS asus Z87-A

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A:Asus BIOS problem

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Some new updates...

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A:Upgrading BIOS on ASUS A7V8X

The is the boot part
The autoexec.bat and config.sys files are for autoloading drivers and commands (not required)

Quote from here:

However, you will need to have AFLASH.EXE (unzipped) utiility and set the floppy drive as the boot drive. Then, type in the command [ FORMAT A:/S ] (without [] brackets) in DOS mode to create a boot disk. Do not keep AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files in it; Later on, choose item [1] ?Save Current BIOS to File (Save Existing BIOS to File) screen will appear. Then, when you see the query for filename appears, please insert a filename (eg. A:\XXX-XX.XXX ) and hit .Click to expand...

Here's your Drivers page (and bios too) again:

Or use this way (preferred, in case you have mx and you don't know it)
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Sorry, it seems you must do this twice, once here, then when you get to Asus support, click it again. This button uses JavaScript (which is enabled by default on most browsers)
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Take a look at this thread before doing anything else.

Explaining step-by-step how to overclock would easily take a few hours to type without even going extremely indepth of the subject.

Luckily for you, there are hundreds of overclocking resources available for you to read on the web. Do a search from google, or even take a look at TechSpot's own overclocking guide.
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The system acceleration mode in your mainboard is probably an option to enable certain aggressive settings for memory timings, etc...

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Video Memory Cache Mode (ASUS mainboards)

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