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  1.    #1

    Can't Boot into BIOS


    I've tried every suggestion I've found on the internet, but no luck...

    Windows 10 lastest update. MSI Gaming Pro Carbon board with Ryzen 7 1700, using Ryzen power plan. When I first built this board I turned off the annoying MSI BIOS splash screen on startup, and now I guess I'm on Fast Startup. Which apparently is part of the problem, the handoff from BIOS to OS is too fast to recognize any key press.

    The magic key to boot into BiOS is DEL. But it doesn't work. It just goes to Windows.

    I've tried hitting Shift with restart, then holding DEL before turning computer on. No luck. I've tried tapping DEL as fast as I can. No luck.

    No way to turn off Fast Startup, contrary to a lot of advice on the internet. Maybe it's the Ryzen power plan, or latest W10 that makes that unavailable.

    Now I don't want to do anything fancy or dangerous, since I don't really need to go into BIOS for anything important. Other than re-enabling the BIOS splash screen so I don't go thru this again next time.

    Anyone know of a simple, magic keypress? Thanks.
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  2. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    have you tried typing in admin command prompt:

    powercfg -h off
    just to make sure you are not in Fast start mode (Windows)

    Another way to avoid it is to restart instead shut down

    Edit: check this thread at MSI:
    forum-en - msi
    guy disconnected the MBR drive to get into BIOS
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  3.    #3

    I guess you mean "powercfg /h off"?

    That turns the hibernate off? Though I'm not sure that's an issue. I don't have a hiberfil.sys file under C:\, so I must have already turned it off previously.

    And I've already tried restart, but that doesn't seem to matter. And like I said, I can't turn of Fast Start, at least by following the directions under Power Plans I've found on the internet.
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  4. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #4

    ebergerly said: View Post
    I guess you mean "powercfg /h off"?

    That turns the hibernate off? Though I'm not sure that's an issue. I don't have a hiberfil.sys file under C:\, so I must have already turned it off previously.
    Works both way, but it's OK.
    Check that thread at MSI I linked above.
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  5.    #5

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Works both way, but it's OK.
    Check that thread at MSI I linked above.
    Thanks, yeah I had already seen that MSI forum thread, but they were talking about disconnecting drives and stuff to force it into BIOS, and I don't want to mess with all that.
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       #6

    Take a look at this tutorial. It shows how to boot to BIOS thru the Settings or a Command prompt.

    Command prompt is down and dirty quick:

    shutdown /r /fw

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  7. AndreTen's Avatar
    Posts : 17,764
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Take a look at this tutorial. It shows how to boot to BIOS thru the Settings or a Command prompt.

    Command prompt is down and dirty quick:

    shutdown /r /fw

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    i should know Shawn has tutorial for that
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       #8

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  9.    #9

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Take a look at this tutorial. It shows how to boot to BIOS thru the Settings or a Command prompt.

    Command prompt is down and dirty quick:

    shutdown /r /fw

    Boot to UEFI Firmware Settings from inside Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Thanks. I tried the "shutdown /r /fw" (using Admin command prompt) and it replied:

    "The system could not find the environment option that was entered. (203). Oh, and this computer just loves to give you a hard time. "
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  10.    #10

    Are we sure the option is "/fw"? I looked online and it showed an /f option, but no w anywhere
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