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Windows 7: Cannot access Bios, Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings

30 Mar 2016   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Try unplugging the machine and or removing the battery if it's a laptop
Then hold the power button down for at least 1 minute (power drain) method
Then let it sit for a few more minutes

Power back up and try tapping the F2 key continuously.


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30 Mar 2016   #12
linw

Win 7 x64 RC1
 
 

I have what sounds like the same problem. Have a look here SSD and boot problem

Sound familiar? We see a pattern with ASUS motherboards and use of Macrium. It appears that the BIOS does a device scan then basically locks up when it sees the SSD (mine is a Crucial BX200 240GB). Really weird as it was OK when I first attached it. What SSD are you using?

I hope we can find an answer but I am not feeling too optimistic.

If I get any progress I will keep you posted.

Lindsay.
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30 Mar 2016   #13
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

My Asus board, you enter BIOS with the Delete key and startup options with the F8 key. Try tapping the Delete key rapidly as soon as you hear the post beep, before the Asus logo.
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30 Mar 2016   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea I haven't had any issues with Macrium and an asus board.
Using an Samsung sdd though

The op on the other hand is using a hdd I believe :/
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30 Mar 2016   #15
linw

Win 7 x64 RC1
 
 

My problem is solved. See the link I gave above.
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31 Mar 2016   #16
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
What don't use Reflect for cloning :/
Not at all sure why you wouldn't just restore a system image to the ssd
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02 Apr 2016   #17
linw

Win 7 x64 RC1
 
 

Restoring an image from a large drive to an SSD requires partition resizing that cloning can do and cloning trims for SSD as well.

But, whatever floats your boat.
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02 Apr 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
System images at least with reflect also uses the trim operation it even states it's using trim to not include deleted items...
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02 Apr 2016   #19
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I just got another Samsung 500 GB SSD last night and cloned my Windows 10 to it using Macrium. It booted the first time. What I did notice was when I booted into the new drive, the partition letter was removed from the old drive. So, I booted into the old drive and the partition letter was removed from the new drive.

Things may have changed now, but I recall reading an article about UEFI when it first came out. It said you cannot clone a hard drive in UEFI systems. A clone makes an exact duplicate. All hard drives have a unique drive Identification assigned by Windows. UEFI will not allow you to have 2 drives with the same ID. I am not saying this is the problem, but rather basically offering it as a possibility. The way the drives acted after I cloned the new drives was quite unusual. They do not do that in an MBR system.
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02 Apr 2016   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That is interesting
Any reason you didn't restore a system image to it instead of cloning ?
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