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Windows 7: Samsung Q460 Laptop, Cant access BIOS but win 7 runs

13 Oct 2016   #1
hunt1er

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Samsung Q460 Laptop, Cant access BIOS but win 7 runs

Hi

My Laptop is Samsung Q460.

I am running Windows 7 in it. I previously a few months ago upgraded to windows when which i believe i have lost access to BIOS. I tried turing off the fast boot and other options to no avail.

I have since then reverted to Windows 7. I cant access BIOS on this as well.

To let you know, this laptop built in keyboard is broken, so im using an external keyboard via USB.

The system just boots to windows 7 even if i press f2, f8 etc.

I dont know the what the problem is, but my Windows is running fine.

I am trying to access BIOS to fresh install windows 7.

Seems i cant, any help would be appreciated.


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13 Oct 2016   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi hunt1er, welcome to the Forum.

Have you tried hitting the Delete key repeatedly, immediately after starting the laptop.
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13 Oct 2016   #3
hunt1er

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Hi hunt1er, welcome to the Forum.

Have you tried hitting the Delete key repeatedly, immediately after starting the laptop.
yes i have.

There is an update avaiable for the bios. Should i install that?
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14 Oct 2016   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

BIOS is loaded before OS, so I think that the OS update / downgrade isn't related to the fact you cant access BIOS.
I've seen on the manual that to enter BIOS, when the booting screen (SAMSUNG logo) appears, you have to press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup.
Yes, I would install the BIOS update. How are you going to install it?
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14 Oct 2016   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Your problem is not a system problem,
F2 Bios entry failure is due to the fact your using an external USB keyboard which is INACTIVE at this early point, so until you replace the built-in keyboard., or you Remove the CMOS battery which makes the lappy auto boot to Bios

(stupid question have you actually hit the built in keyboard F2 key)


Roy
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16 Oct 2016   #6
hunt1er

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It appears Windows 10 corrupted my BIOS. I have flashed the new bios update using Windows 7. Now i can access bios with external keyboard.

I wasnt even able to see bios flash screen before that.

Guess i will stick with windows 7 on this laptop. Probably have to something with UEFI vs legacy boot i believe.
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