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Windows 7: Bios Access

11 Apr 2010   #1
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 
Bios Access

using Delete key to enter bios will not work today. I was in 2 days ago. I changed nothing, why will not not allow me in now?


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11 Apr 2010   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I would try a PS/2 keyboard. You may need an update to the BIOS

USB will sometimes not get detected for some reason. It may work to unplug it and plug it back in.

Good luck
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11 Apr 2010   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Is your keyboard responding on boot? If not, and it is working normally when you are actually in your OS, then you may need to check the USB legacy settings in your BIOS. This is usually enabled by default, so if it has been disabled you will need to reset the BIOS to its defaults (or use a PS/2 keyboard) to enable this option. If your keyboard has a USB-PS/2 adapter, use that. If not, then follow the instructions below.

Try removing and replacing the battery (small round CR2032 type). When doing so, leave it out for about 5 mins before replacing it. This should reset the BIOS to its defaults, so you will need to correct the time and date and also adjust any other settings that have been reset. Alternatively, use the motherboard jumper (see the manual for details).
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11 Apr 2010   #4
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I would try a PS/2 keyboard. You may need an update to the BIOS

USB will sometimes not get detected for some reason. It may work to unplug it and plug it back in.

Good luck
Well,
Using the PS/2 adapter did not help, but after I put keyboard back into its usb port I was able to get back in. WTF bleepin puters LOL
TY
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11 Apr 2010   #5
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
using Delete key to enter bios will not work today. I was in 2 days ago. I changed nothing, why will not not allow me in now?
Did you by chance reset your BIOS using the jumper?

On many systems removing that jumper prevents BIOS access, as an anti-tampering measure.

Check the jumper is on the right pins and properly in place...
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11 Apr 2010   #6
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

No tater I had changed nothing.
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11 Apr 2010   #7
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Its doing it again, pressing the delete key is bringing up the bootmanager and not bios, WHY?
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11 Apr 2010   #8
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spyknee View Post
No tater I had changed nothing.
That still doesn't confirm the jumper is correctly installed... does it?
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12 Apr 2010   #9
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

no jumper applies
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12 Apr 2010   #10
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

It seems powering down and then turning off PS for a mo, releases the Boot Manager, and then bios access is achieved.
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