Can't access BIOS, Can't boot from USB/DVD

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  1. Posts : 38
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    Thread Starter
       #11

    Welp, I removed the back cover and I found the RTC Cell, sadly, there are like 2 or 3 cords on it, blocking me from getting the cell out. I don't want to remove those cords, since I might fck up. Aren't there any other ways to access BIOS?
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  2. Posts : 157
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #12

    Famazed said:
    Welp, I removed the back cover and I found the RTC Cell, sadly, there are like 2 or 3 cords on it, blocking me from getting the cell out. I don't want to remove those cords, since I might fck up. Aren't there any other ways to access BIOS?
    As the computer is booting up, switch the power off from your power supply to simulate a power outage, and your computer will allow you into the bios on the next reboot.
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  3. Nus
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    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       #13

    Famazed said:
    Welp, I removed the back cover and I found the RTC Cell, sadly, there are like 2 or 3 cords on it, blocking me from getting the cell out. I don't want to remove those cords, since I might fck up. Aren't there any other ways to access BIOS?
    Can you confirm the following:

    • We're talking about the HP Pavilion DV6 6053ea
    • You're pressing the ESC key when you turn it on, before Windows starts booting
    • Pressing the ESC key doesn't give you a Startup Menu where you can press F10 to enter BIOS or F9 to enter Boot Menu
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  4. Posts : 38
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    @socklosk I tried that, good news is that when I turn it on, I see "PRESS ESC FOR STARTUP MENU" under HP logo, I didn't see it before, sadly, pressing ESC does nothing. @Nus You're correct.
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  5. Nus
    Posts : 242
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       #15

    Famazed said:
    @socklosk I tried that, good news is that when I turn it on, I see "PRESS ESC FOR STARTUP MENU" under HP logo, I didn't see it before, sadly, pressing ESC does nothing. @Nus You're correct.
    OK, then it's quite unlikely that the ESC key won't work, it's just a matter of hitting it at the right time, so persevere.

    Try hitting it repeatedly like a madman from the moment you turn on, try holding it down, try hitting it at different times before Windows boots, etc.

    I'd be surprised if you can't get it right at some point.
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  6. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home 64
       #16

    Did you try?

    Settings, Update and Security, Recovery, Under Advanced Startup click Restart Now, Click Troubleshoot, Click Advanced Options and then click UEFI Firmware settings then click Restart. Computer will restart and load into the BIOS
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  7. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home 64
       #17

    This is the proper way to access your BIOS with UEFI. This is an Acer video but applies to Windows 10.

    Windows 10 - Accessing the UEFI (BIOS) Setup - YouTube
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  8. Posts : 38
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    Thread Starter
       #18

    I guess you didn't read the post. I DO NOT have "UEFI Firmware settings" under advanced options :/
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  9. Posts : 66
    Windows 10
       #19

    Pompano said:
    This is the proper way to access your BIOS with UEFI. This is an Acer video but applies to Windows 10.

    Windows 10 - Accessing the UEFI (BIOS) Setup - YouTube
    I have had this issue with my samsung slate 7 tabletPC...there is no way to get to the battery. So thank you for this tip.
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  10. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Home 64
       #20

    Famazed said:
    I guess you didn't read the post. I DO NOT have "UEFI Firmware settings" under advanced options :/
    Yes I read your OP. I posted the steps and video to make sure you were following them exactly and not missing a step. Sorry, just trying to help.

    When you said it gives an error when installing while windows is running do you mean the install from desktop option?
    Did you try the "Reset your PC" option? Maybe you will get the settings back.

    It sounds like your Windows 10 install is corrupted or your current BIOS does not fully support Windows 10 UEFI. You probably need to update your BIOS but you said you did not want to do that yourself.

    The easiest and quickest option is If you have access to a desktop you could put your laptop drive in there and format the drive and start over with Windows 8.1 or whatever OS you want. When you install your drive back into your laptop and turn it on it will boot into the BIOS since there is no OS. Change BIOS to legacy, set the boot drive to the drive you have your windows iso on (USB or CD/DVD) save changes and exit and continue from there.

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