Cant access BIOS in Legacy mode

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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1706 (x64) [21H2]
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    miker7850 said:
    Its a sata ssd with a sata cable plugged into the mobo. To be clear am I to shutdown or restart when holding shift?

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    Just tried holding shift when shutting down. Hit Del and F2 as soon as I could and still boots straight to windows.


    I've always had ASUS motherboards, but... I've noticed that after a power failure, the next time I turn on the computer, it always says something like: Your computer was improperly shut down, press the F1 key to enter setup.

    Setup in this case means BIOS. You might try just shutting off the "power strip" (where you have everything plugged in to).
    ...and see if that will generate a similar message.
    If it does, then hit w/e key it tells you to, to enter the BIOS/setup.


    IF you do manage to get into the BIOS... I would reset the BIOS to defaults, THEN set it to Legacy Boot, then hit F10 to save & exit. Then turn the computer off, and...

    ....unhook all your drives except the one you want Windows installed on... then use a Partition Wizard boot CD/USB to delete all partitions on that drive, then do a clean install of Windows 10. THEN you can proceed to mess around with TAILS or w/e it is.



    Another possibility, is just unhook all the drives and see if you can get into the BIOS that way. With nothing "bootable" like your C: drive, it should be easier to get into the BIOS.
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #22

    Welp I just tried unplugging the PSU from the wall, then removing the cmos battery for like 10 minutes. Now my PC turns on but doesn't give a signal to the monitor. Gonna try to pop in my older Mobo and see what happens. I think it's time for another rma. You can close this thread now thank you all for the help.

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    UPDATE: I fixed it. After clearing cmos I had to remove the gpu and one stick of ram and that got the monitor to display. Windows is now clean installed and I can now access bios. Yay for me
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #23

    miker7850 said:
    UPDATE: I fixed it. After clearing cmos I had to remove the gpu and one stick of ram and that got the monitor to display. Windows is now clean installed and I can now access bios. Yay for me
    Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!
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