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

29 Mar 2016   #1
mojo53

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Cannot access Bios, Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings

Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried rebooting...no change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
Graphics Card Leadtek Quadro 410 512MB/DVI/DP
Optical Drive LG CH12LS28 12x Black SATA Blu-Ray Combo Drive Retail Pack
Card Reader Shintaro 30 in 1 3.5"
Sound Card Integrated
Gigabyte GZ-X7 Black Mid Tower Case -
420W PSU Power Supply XFX Core Edition
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional OEM 64Bit
Anti Virus Trend Micro Maximum Security
Keyboard & Mouse Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000
Monitor Asus VE247H 23.6" Full HD WS 2MS LED

Thanks Guys.




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29 Mar 2016   #2
murky

window 7 32 bit
 
 

Have you tried connecting your keyboard to a different usb slot ?
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30 Mar 2016   #3
mojo53

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi Murky

cannot do that as my only usb keyboard has the old round purple connector and there is only 1 connection on the back of my tower for that type of plug, unless i can find another keyboard with a flat usb connector
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30 Mar 2016   #4
mojo53

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I just found a store in town that has an adapter to convert the old round purple plug to the flat style usb plug so i better get one and try that.....thanks mate worth a try
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30 Mar 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Where was the system image located exactly ?
Was it on a totally separate external drive or on the same drive as the os the were restoring ?

I kind of doubt it's the sp/2 keyboard connection but who knows

I do however get goose bumps when I see Trend Micro
Kind of why I asked where the system image was stored :/
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30 Mar 2016   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mojo53 View Post
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works,
Has it ever worked??

You need to know 2 things:

The correct key and the correct pressing technique.

Knowing just one of the two isn't much good.

The correct key might need to be held down.

Or it might need to be pressed and released rapidly.

Or once per second.

Or every other second.

Etcetera.

The correct key and the correct technique vary wildly.

All you can do is experiment--trial and error. You'll get no reaction at all unless you do it correctly.
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30 Mar 2016   #7
mojo53

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi ThrashZone

The system image was stored internally on another HDD and i have restored plenty of images, every time my grandson comes over i do an image backup before he gets his hands on it and when he leaves i restore it back to what it was.
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30 Mar 2016   #8
mojo53

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi ignatzatsonic

Yes it has worked fine for a couple of years and all i ever did was press F2 on start up
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30 Mar 2016   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Do you boot to the Reflect WinPE recovery cd or flash media to restore the images or from inside the os ?
I'd try from boot personally that is well before anything can interrupt the restore process

I agree tapping which ever key as soon as you press the power button is the norm as far as I've ever noticed F2/ Delete/ F8/.. which ever action you want :/
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30 Mar 2016   #10
mojo53

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have a rescue disk created with Reflect WinPE recovery cd and and it wont boot from that and i downloaded a new updater exe and the latest bios from Asus and unzipped onto a usb flash drive and it wont boot from that either, it appears it wont boot from anything for some reason?
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