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Can't access my BIOS set up

Q: Can't access my BIOS set up

Hi all,

I decided to re-install my OS on Saturday as my kids had filled it with a lot of junk and I thought a nice clean re-install would be a good idea. Switched the boot sequence to CD drive and off I went. No problem until I had finished the installation and when I tried to get into the BIOS set up I can't, the screen simply hangs on the Asus graphic with the words "Press Del to go to set up". The issue I have now is that I need to have a boot CD in to continue to use the PC.

Can anyone think of any reason why I can't access the BIOS setup or is there another way in?

MoBo - Asus PG5c - mx/1333
OS - XP Pro SP3

Many thanks


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A: Can't access my BIOS set up

Are you using a usb keyboard or hardwired? This can be a problem at times with a usb keyboard.
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A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access


I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?
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A:Toshiba A105: Failed BIOS flash; now no BIOS access & won't boot

Im trying to figure out why I've had no replies yet.

Have I asked a stupidly easy question that everyone is rolling their eyes to and cant bear to tell me the answer? Or have I stumped everyone?

I have a hard time believing this is a stumper. I've found the same question posted elsewhere on the net and shorting the CMOS seemed to help. That or removing the battery altogether (its soldered to the board), but I dont think Im doing it right. Can someone give me directions on that?

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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
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I would suspect that your bios is not loading the keyboard or mouse, except for your only reference to the error recovery console? Do you mean you have the controls elsewhere, but not there?
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Greetings, You are tapping "ESC' too late if your PC completes the POST and boots to Windows. Try again. Cheers!
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First thing to try is a NEW CMOS battery.
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A:Cannot access BIOS


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A:I cant access the bios

Wow! That's a new one. Sure you're pressing the right key to access BIOS? Most of my PC's use the Delete key but this one uses F2.
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A:Can't access BIOS

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A:Access to BIOS

Hi, Was the bios updated prior to this problem occuring? Try clearing the cmos as follows. With reference to Page 62 of your Maintenance & Service Guide remove the RTC battery.  Hold down the power button for 30 seconds.  Reinsert the RTC cell. Can you access any menus at boot now? Regards, DP-K
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Open up your case, and carefully remove the cmos battery.

Hold the battery only by it`s edges, and not top and bottom. Wait for a few minutes, then replace the battery.

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A:cant access bios

If you put xp on it then you are in the wrong place (this is vista), but someone can probably still help... I'm not familiar with xp, but to enter the "bios" you should have to hit the f2 key as the computer starts to boot up.(splashscreen, "acer logo")...

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A:No Bios Access...

This is the second time. We can not help with passwords.

If you have a floppy drive, you may be able to use this:

LoadCD will create a bootable floppy disk. If your machine can boot from a floppy, booting from this floppy will load any bootable CD that is in your CD-ROM.
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Originally Posted by Somersjr

Hi. I thought I would try Ubuntu on my computer. I have a Microsoft Wireless keyboard and mouse. They both worked while setting up dual boot.

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There is no way to change it from within Vista.

With this said I know your problem.

Most USB ports/motherboard combinations don't give off power during boot-up (only when loading OS they start to work).

You need to get a-hold of a ps-2 connection keyboard. (Circular, prongs, green on the end). This should solve your problem because they do get power during boot-up.
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If this is a desktop model, clear CMOS by doing the following
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CMOS Jumper
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Immediately after pressing the power button to turn on start tapping the F10 key..
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What kind of motherboard do you have?
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To Access BIOS you need to Press F10 Button when you power up the PC.You can also Halt the PC from booting to windows by pressing ESC button and then Select F10 option to go into the BIOS.
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A:Access to BIOS

Only other thing I can think of that isn't in that post is to restore the bios, you can do this by holding the win+B keys and turning on holding these keys, you can release when the bios update/recovery screen comes upAfter that try again with Esc or f10 keys immediately after powering onIf this does not work then I'd recommend contacting HP with your computer being in warranty
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Try other keys like F1 and F10 (try all the "F"unction keys).
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hello tt
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Originally Posted by Casel

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Have you tried hitting the Escape Key in rapid succession during startup with your Recovery Disk in place? That's the way my HP Laptop works with my Macrium Recovery Disk in place.

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Hi: You should be able to access the BIOS by tapping the F10 key as soon as you see the HP welcome screen. Paul
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Try using a keyboard that`s hooked up to the ps2 socket and see if that helps.

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@Mithil2001? Power-on and start tapping F10. REO
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im most likely wrong but did u try differnt ram or run any ram tests
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A:Cannot access bios after SSD upgrade

Hello heromanni. Welcome to the forum.

First - Disconnect the SSD, and any other connected hard drives, and try and get into the BIOS without it.
EDIT: If you can get into the BIOS, note your current settings, the perform a "Reset BIOS Defaults" (usually on the EXIT tab). then restart, enter BIOS again, and change the settings you need.

If that does not work then perform a Clear CMOS or CLRTC procedure:
Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
Remove the 3v battery.
Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time.
I would leave the SSD out while performing the CLRTC.
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A:G40 bios access hung

solution found -----  Need to hit CTRL + ALT + DEL simultaneously after seeing the No Boot Medium screen.This resets the boot system. Then, the second time you boot, Hit FN + F2 and it will boot back into the regular BIOS menu where you can reset UEFI to Legacy boot.My problem is that I was powering off every time I got the No Boot Medium screen. Then on boot, I hit FN + F2 as the first time every time. You have to get it the SECOND time after you do CTRL+ALT+DEL at the no boot medium screen.
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A:no option to access BIOS

The Del key is the right key to get to the bios set up options. Try disconnecting your hard drive and try booting again using the Del key to see if that will help
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A:Access to BIOS of Windows RT


The Surface Pro and Surface Pro uses UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) as a replacement for BIOS.

How do I get to the UEFI settings?

The UEFI settings can only be adjusted during system startup. To load the UEFI firmware settings menu:

Step 1:
Shut down (power off) Surface.

Step 2:
Press and hold the volume-up (+) rocker on the side of Surface.

Step 3:
Press and release the power button on the top of Surface, then release the volume-up rocker. The UEFI menu will display within a few seconds.

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Win 8 has a "quick boot" feature that basically bypasses the BIOS (or at least does not let you in) on power up. If you do a "restart" then you can access the BIOS normally.

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A:Unable to access bios

Are you able to try getting the motherboard to ask you to enter BIOS by messing with things like the CPU fan not spinning or removing all the drives or clearing the CMOS jumper/switch?

As the BIOS is responsible for starting Windows, windows cannot prevent the BIOS from working as it is the BIOS that causes Windows to work in the first place. Its like the chicken coming before the egg. Removing the boot drive will enforce this point; the BIOS works without Windows either way and it's operation is completely unaffected by Windows' presence. ESPECIALLY is it's not UEFI.

If you don't have a embedded graphics, Remove all but one of your video cards, otherwise remove all of them and try again. Just in case.
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