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Windows 7: Can't access BIOS

14 Mar 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

Try plugging in another keyboard. It may not work at the BIOS POST but it is worth a try.

Are you sure you're tapping the F9 key vigorously enough at the right time? It's rare they will stop working.

You must get F9 to work, or set DVD drive to boot first via F10.

If this fails and you need to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you can boot the HD Diagnostic CD scan or Partition Wizard CD which will boot themselves (autostart) to wipe the HD, which will force the installer to start.

Or you can try running HP System Recovery checking for a Minimal Recovery option.

Files can be rescued using Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free CD which also self-boots.


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14 Mar 2013   #12
TwoCables

 

Try holding down F9 and F10 while the motherboard in your laptop reboots. Don't hold them both down at the same time, but you'll need to reboot a few times in order to try them individually.
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