Legacy BIOS


  1. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 (10.0.18363) pro x 64
       #1

    Legacy BIOS


    Hello,
    I do not have UEFI only the legacy BIOS. See attach.
    Then how to access my BIOS?
    Thank you
    barsim2
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  2. Posts : 30,477
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    Shut down your laptop, wait few seconds and press power button. Now, there are some different instructions on net...

    - pres F2 (keep pressing it) after power on
    - or press Esc key and after that follow instructions
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  3. Posts : 1,602
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #3

    Because the system information shows legacy for BIOS, does not mean that you ONLY have the traditional BIOS based on MBR as against UEFI, using a drive for the system formatted in GPT (Globally Unique Identifier Partitioning Table) it may mean that you have UEFI but it is in legacy mode,

    However the method of accessing the BIOS is the same, you either watch the post screen, that is the black with white writing and it will tell you to access setup - press and name the key
    You may NOT have sufficient time to press this key, before windows starts loading

    OR if you are in Windows you can go to BIOS from settings

    As below=

    To boot to UEFI or BIOS:
    Boot the PC, and press the manufacturer’s key to open the menus. Common keys used: Esc, Delete, F1, F2, F10, F11, or F12. During startup, there’s often a screen that mentions the key. However as said above you may not have time to press it before Windows starts to load.
    Or, if Windows is already installed, from either the Sign on screen or the Start menu, select Power () > hold Shift while selecting Restart. Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware settings.

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    AndreTen
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  4. Posts : 31,225
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    barsim2 said:
    ...how to access my BIOS?
    Your Toshiba Tecra R850 is a little newer than my Satellite L750 (System One in my specs) but similar in many respects, including being a Legacy bios machine. As AndreTen says, it's F2 at startup to enter the bios. You can also use F12 to get a one-time boot device choice.

    However you need to know that if Windows 10 is set to use Fast Startup then the start up sequence skips the screen that accepts these function keys. To be able to enter the bios you must either disable Fast Startup or use Restart rather than Shut down from the Start menu's power button. A Restart always performs a full start up from cold.

    Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 30,477
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #5

    Macboatmaster said:
    Because the system information shows legacy for BIOS, does not mean that you ONLY have the traditional BIOS based on MBR as against UEFI, using a drive for the system formatted in GPT (Globally Unique Identifier Partitioning Table) it may mean that you have UEFI but it is in legacy mode,

    However the method of accessing the BIOS is the same, you either watch the post screen, that is the black with white writing and it will tell you to access setup - press and name the key
    You may NOT have sufficient time to press this key, before windows starts loading

    OR if you are in Windows you can go to BIOS from settings

    As below=

    To boot to UEFI or BIOS:
    Boot the PC, and press the manufacturer’s key to open the menus. Common keys used: Esc, Delete, F1, F2, F10, F11, or F12. During startup, there’s often a screen that mentions the key. However as said above you may not have time to press it before Windows starts to load.
    Or, if Windows is already installed, from either the Sign on screen or the Start menu, select Power () > hold Shift while selecting Restart. Select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > UEFI Firmware settings.

    - - - Updated - - -

    AndreTen
    I have no idea why my post is now at 2126UK time shown as one hour ago, I can assure you I posted it at 1915hrs, as I have in fact been offline since then until now.
    I only mention this so you do not think, that I as a new member, posted on a topic you had replied to.
    When I posted it was shown as Unanswered.
    @Macboatmaster Doesn't matter who posted first or second. You got an answer you post it
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  6. Posts : 1,602
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #6

    barsim2

    Now knowing from other posts on your topic that your Tecra is indeed legacy BIOS and therefore you cannot access it from Windows - restart etc.
    If the F2 etc and after disabling fast boot - still fails I believe it is possible that you may get into setup (BIOS) this way

    Turn off your Toshiba notebook.
    Press and hold the Esc key, and power on the computer by holding down the Power button.
    The machine will beep to indicate error, with message:
    Check System, then press [F1] key.
    Release the Esc key.
    Press F1 key to enter BIOS.

    I cannot assure you it will work, but if the F2 etc method fails, it is worth a try
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  7. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 (10.0.18363) pro x 64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    BIOS boot order


    [QUOTE=Bree;1866434]Your Toshiba Tecra R850 is a little newer than my Satellite L750 (System One in my specs) but similar in many respects, including being a Legacy bios machine. As AndreTen says, it's F2 at startup to enter the bios. You can also use F12 to get a one-time boot device choice

    Dear Bree,

    Your advice re: accessing the BIOS was very helpful. I used the restart option while pressing f2. It worked.

    However a problem arose. Namely the BIOS boot order cannot be adjusted. Tried to follow the instruction in right column... nothing happened.
    I'd like to place the Optical/CD drive 1st instead of the HDD for that simple reason that my backup rescue ever needs using, it could be used.

    What is your advice to remedy this?

    Thank you
    barsim2
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  8. Posts : 1,602
    11, 10, 8.1 and 7 all Professional versions, and Linux Mint
       #8

    I know you say the menu on the right does not work
    However are you sure you have clicked to select the DVD then use the Fkey to move up
    If when you get to the boot order, another device is highlighted, then you use the up or down arrow to select another device and then F key to move it

    Before you can use the up or down arrow or the F key a boot device must be selected.
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  9. Posts : 31,225
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #9

    barsim2 said:
    ...the BIOS boot order cannot be adjusted. Tried to follow the instruction in right column... nothing happened.

    As Macboatmaster says, you first need to select a device before you can move it to the top of the list. the up/down arrow keys should allow you to highlight the device you want (ODD is the optical disk drive) then the F6 key should move it up by one position each time you press F6.


    If you still can't get that to work the alternative is to press F12 at power up, which should bring up a one-time Boot Menu where you can choose which device to boot from. Use the arrow keys to select a device, then the Enter key to boot from it.

    Legacy BIOS-toshiba-f12-boot-menu.jpg
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