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Windows 7: Cannot access BIOS, Boot Menu, Safe Mode

21 Oct 2015   #1
noocnosaj

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Cannot access BIOS, Boot Menu, Safe Mode

I have a Dell Inspiron 570, with Win 7 Home Premium (SP1). I cannot access BIOS, Boot Menu, Safe Mode upon startup. I have tried using F2, F8, F12 numerous times and I have downloaded the latest BIOS update. I have read that I can remove the HDD and force the system into BIOS. I would like to not do that if possible. I appreciate you taking the time to look at my problem. Thanks.


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22 Oct 2015   #2
noocnosaj

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I flashed BIOS by taking the CMOS battery out, moving the jumper, waited 10 seconds, moved the jumper back, and finally replaced the CMOS battery. Upon startup, the PC displayed a screen to access the BIOS. After a restart, I can now access the BIOS by simply pressing F2.
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22 Oct 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Good job.
Did you install a new battery?
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