Windows 10: Cannot access Bios or Boot Menu during startup

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  1. Posts : 10,510
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       12 Feb 2018 #11

    I believe there is an option to boot to USB in advanced startup. Just hold the shift key down and press restart. I believe one of the options is boot from a device.

    That's also one of the options from Kari's command prompt suggestion.
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  2.    12 Feb 2018 #12

    essenbe said: View Post
    I believe there is an option to boot to USB in advanced startup. Just hold the shift key down and press restart. I believe one of the options is boot from a device.

    That's also one of the options from Kari's command prompt suggestion.
    It sounds like many of these posts assume that I'm able to boot into Windows, which I'm very aware of. Please correct me if this assumption is incorrect. Again, I need to be able to get into the Bios from a cold restart. Or, when you say "restart" are you talking about the restart button on my computer case?
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  3. Posts : 10,510
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       12 Feb 2018 #13

    Not the case. Can you get to the login screen?
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  4.    12 Feb 2018 #14

    essenbe said: View Post
    Not the case. Can you get to the login screen?
    At the time, no I was not able to get to the logon screen at all. I kept getting a message telling me to insert or connect a bootable device, but even my rescue disk would not boot. Again, I had to find the "0" SATA socket and manually connect my SSD drive to it. All is well now that I did this, but I would still like to get into my Bios (like I used to be able to do) after a failed boot. I'm able to see a Gigabyte window telling me to press the "delete" key to enter the Bios or the "F12" key to get into the boot order menu, but pressing these keys on my keyboard no longer work during the initial boot process.
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  5. Posts : 2,346
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       12 Feb 2018 #15

    Instead of booting into Recovery. Try the command below, it should boot straight into UEFI Firmware:
    shutdown /r /fw /t 00
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  6. Posts : 10,510
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       12 Feb 2018 #16

    Do you have a UEFI installation?
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  7.    12 Feb 2018 #17

    essenbe said: View Post
    Do you have a UEFI installation?
    Yes! Saying I want to enter the Bios is technically incorrect, but even Gigabyte calls it the Bios.
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  •    12 Feb 2018 #18

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Instead of booting into Recovery. Try the command below, it should boot straight into UEFI Firmware:
    shutdown /r /fw /t 00
    That's a neat shortcut!
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  • Posts : 10,510
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       12 Feb 2018 #19

    Yes sir, I got that part, I say the same thing.
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  •    12 Feb 2018 #20

    Hi,

    I'm able to see a Gigabyte window telling me to press the "delete" key to enter the Bios or the "F12" key to get into the boot order menu, but pressing these keys on my keyboard no longer work during the initial boot process.
    Is your USB keyboard activated at POST ? If it isn't quickly pull the USB connector then reconnect it and try tapping DEL or F12.

    Cheers,
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