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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Aug 2015 #21

    Famazed said: View Post
    ....
    Hi,

    Have a look at the HP Pavilion dv6 Maintenance and Service Guide

    On page 62&63:
    • There are step-by-step instructions including photos showing how to remove the service panel, disconnect and/or remove and replace the HDD. You need to only disconnect the hard drive (don't remove).
    • The instructions to remove the Service Panel are on page 60.
    • The step-by-step instructions plus photo of how to remove and/or replace are on page 64. You need only remove the battery for a minute or so to reset the BIOS. The battery is located adjacent to the hard drive and looks in a nice place for removal.


    Take a look at the manual. Maybe have a peek under the Service Panel. Don't touch anything yet. Just have a look and see whether having the step-by-step instructions plus photos will give you the confidence to proceed. If you don't feel comfortable then that's okay too.

    Let us know what you think
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10
       21 Aug 2015 #22

    Tapping ESC like a madman didn't work. Holding down ESC made my pc beep. "Press esc for startup menu" had also dissapeared again. All I see is HP logo. Also, like I said in my previous posts, I dont want to remove the cell since 2 cords are blocking it.
    EDIT: I reinstalled windows 10 via "Reset this PC" option, I still don't have "UEFI Firmware Settings" under Advanced Options.
    Last edited by Famazed; 21 Aug 2015 at 02:33.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10
       21 Aug 2015 #23

    god how I hate this unfinished windows. Can't access BIOS, can't play Battlefield games, gta V since there is no fixed mode support, windows hangs atleast 5 times a day andbooting is so slow thanks to black screen which lasts from a minute to 8 minutes. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself I shouldnt download windows 10
    Last edited by essenbe; 21 Aug 2015 at 10:26. Reason: Language
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,772
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       21 Aug 2015 #24

    Famazed, you can go back to your previous OS if you want to. Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows The operating system has nothing to do with changes to or entering BIOS. They are separate functions. This is a Family oriented site, so please use appropriate language.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 441
    Windows 10
       21 Aug 2015 #25

    Famazed said: View Post
    god how I hate this unfinished windows. Can't access BIOS, can't play Battlefield games, gta V since there is no fixed mode support, windows hangs atleast 5 times a day andbooting is so slow thanks to black screen which lasts from a minute to 8 minutes. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself I shouldnt download windows 10
    Try your pc with fast startup disabled. Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 38
    Windows 10
       21 Aug 2015 #26

    I made a clean install, can't go back.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       21 Aug 2015 #27

    I really feel for you Famazed. You must feel so frustrated and angry right now.


    I want to recap something
    Famazed said: View Post
    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?
    Not really.


    Please take another look at this earlier post
    WhyMe said: View Post
    Have a look at the HP Pavilion dv6 Maintenance and Service Guide

    • Pages 62&63. There are step-by-step instructions including photos showing how to remove the service panel, disconnect and/or remove and replace the HDD. You need to only disconnect the hard drive (don't remove).
    • The instructions to remove the Service Panel are on page 60.
    • The step-by-step instructions plus photo of how to remove and/or replace are on page 64. You need only remove the battery for a minute or so to reset the BIOS. The battery is located adjacent to the hard drive and looks in a nice place for removal.
    Forget the battery for a minute.
    Do you think you can disconnect the cables from the HDD? Take another look and see what you think. On some motherboards I have worked on, if you disconnect a drive the BIOS will automatically search for a bootable disk on a drive. So if you remove the cables from the HDD you may be able to, for example, use a CD or USB Win10 prepared installation disk to gain access to UEFI via the Repair & Advanced Troubleshooting dialog.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       21 Aug 2015 #28

    Famazed said: View Post
    Tapping ESC like a madman didn't work. Holding down ESC made my pc beep. "Press esc for startup menu" had also dissapeared again.
    Have you tried just pressing F10 or F9 instead?
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  9.    21 Aug 2015 #29

    If you can't get into BIOS you could try forcing a boot from USB as described here Windows To Go Startup Options - Boot USB
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
    I'm in the ghetto
    Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       21 Aug 2015 #30

    halasz said: View Post
    If you can't get into BIOS you could try forcing a boot from USB as described here Windows To Go Startup Options - Boot USB
    Now that IS a good idea!!!
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