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Windows 7: Unable to enter BIOS ASUS f1a55-m le motherboard

16 May 2012   #1
GreenyLG

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Unable to enter BIOS ASUS f1a55-m le motherboard

my desktop is a AMD A6 3500 Triple Core 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM
Motherboard is ASUS f1a55-m le


I'm trying to enable crossfire with my Raedon 6670 graphics card and the APU. I beleive I need to change a setting in BIOs to 'onboard' graphics because at the moment the system is only recognizing the 6670 graphics card and not the APU graphics as well when I plug in the 6670.

My problem is that I can't enter the BIOS. When I load up I press Enter but all I'm left with is a black screen, I've tired pressing ESC, F1 etc but no luck.
There's not even a boot screen image on load up (of ASUS logo and menu at the bottom outlining which key to press for bios etc) which there was on my previous computer.

I have it hooked up to my HDTV (PC> DVI adapter>HDMI cable>HDTV)
It was suggested I tried running the HDMI directly from the 6670 discrete card but no joy I still can't access/enter the bios screen


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16 May 2012   #2
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Are you pressing the "delete" key when the post screen comes up? To my knowledge, to enter the BIOS on any system, that is what you have to do.
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16 May 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Have you tried the "delete" key during a reboot cycle?

Did you read somewhere that the "enter" key is the key needed to enter the BIOS?
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16 May 2012   #4
GreenyLG

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Apologies, yes it is the Delete key which I'm pressing- not the enter key
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16 May 2012   #5
GreenyLG

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Is it worth mentioning that I'm using a wireless keyboard?
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16 May 2012   #6
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Try clearing your CMOS. You have jumpers on your MoBo. First unplug your PC. Open the side of the case. Ground yourself by holding the chassis with one hand and with the other, move the jumper. The original position should be pin1-2, you need to configure it to pin2-3 for about 10 seconds, then reset to the original pins.
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16 May 2012   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreenyLG View Post
Is it worth mentioning that I'm using a wireless keyboard?
Yes it is. Wouldn't happen to have a wired keyboard handy would you. A lot of times a wireless keyboard can't access the bios as the wireless part doesn't load/initialize until Windows starts to load.
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16 May 2012   #8
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GreenyLG View Post
Is it worth mentioning that I'm using a wireless keyboard?
Yes it is. Wouldn't happen to have a wired keyboard handy would you. A lot of times a wireless keyboard can't access the bios as the wireless part doesn't load/initialize until Windows starts to load.
I didn't consider that. Just because my wireless keyboard(s) are able to access the BIOS on my machines, doesn't mean that the same result will present on all systems. Especially since the only ASUS MoBo I have is still not finished...

Nice thought Stormy13.
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16 May 2012   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I've seen extreme crankiness on getting into the BIOS---a USB keyboard might fail and a PS2 keyboard might work, for instance.

Tapping the key every 2 seconds might fail. Tapping it every second or just holding it down might work.

Etc.

It can be very testy.
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16 May 2012   #10
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Tapping the key every 2 seconds might fail. Tapping it every second or just holding it down might work.

Etc.

It can be very testy.
I definitely agree there. My Gigabyte MoBo has a very small window where the keystroke is recognized, where as my MIS and xFx boards have a longer time for recognition.
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