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  1.    20 Aug 2015 #1

    How to enter BIOS when Fast Start Up is activated


    when fast start up is activated, I cannot enter the BIOS by tapping a designated key .

    If windows can be loaded, I may disable the fast start up, or simple click the Restart, then tap the designated key during next start up.

    How do I enter the BIOS, when Windows cannot be loaded?
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  2. Posts : 1,890
    Win 10 X64 Pro 1803 17751.1
       20 Aug 2015 #2

    Asrock, the maker of one of my motherboards, recommends clearing the CMS, also known as resetting the RTC (real time clock). That restores the default settings.
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  3. WhyMe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       20 Aug 2015 #3

    • Save what you are doing
    • Go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery
    • Click on the 'Restart now' button under 'Advanced Options'
    • The pc will now boot into Advanced Startup Options
    • Click on Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings


    Follow the instructions, although off the top-of-my-head, I think it simply asks you to restart (or something similar)

    When you restart it will now automatically enter BIOS without the need for any keystrokes

    You can now change your Fast Start Up Boot in bios settings

    Edit: @OP You said 'fast start up' in bios when the option is 'Fast Boot'. Or did you mean the 'fast start up' option in Windows 10? You got me all confused for a moment. Please confirm
    Last edited by WhyMe; 20 Aug 2015 at 18:33.
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  4.    20 Aug 2015 #4

    big10 said: View Post
    when fast start up is activated, I cannot enter the BIOS by tapping a designated key .

    If windows can be loaded, I may disable the fast start up, or simple click the Restart, then tap the designated key during next start up.

    How do I enter the BIOS, when Windows cannot be loaded?
    Hi big10,
    You don't describe what happens when it fails to boot, but perhaps these will help you.

    Boot to advanced startup (see option #4)

    Get into Safe Mode to disable fast startup

    Fast Startup - turn on or off
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  5.    20 Aug 2015 #5

    Power down, unplug the power cord from the wall socket, if it's a laptop remove the battery. Press and hold the power button for say 10 seconds. Now plug it back in, boot up, and press you BIOS access key. Killing all power, and draining any residual, should take it out of the hybrid sleep mode its stuck in and do a cold startup.
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  6.    20 Aug 2015 #6

    Thank you for your answers.

    alphanumeric's and bobkn's answers provide a general method to access BIOS when Windows cannot be loaded.



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    Windows 10 64-bit Pro
       28 Aug 2017 #7

    Boot win 10 normally, go I to the update and security setting, hit restart now under advanced BUT HOLD LEFT SHIFT BUTTON DOWN U TIL IT SHOWS ANOTHER SCREEN. From there you can say boot to bios, from USB, from DVD etc etc . everyone has left out holding the left shift button down. you don't need to even pull the CMOS battery
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  8.    28 Aug 2017 #8

    Your laptop maker may offer a utility to boot to UEFI or change the boot drive. Thus, for example, my Asrock Extreme7+ offers this little gem:
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    Check your maker's download page for your laptop, or tell us what you've got and we'll help you find one.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  9.    28 Aug 2017 #9

    Faslane said: View Post
    Boot win 10 normally, go I to the update and security setting, hit restart now under advanced BUT HOLD LEFT SHIFT BUTTON DOWN U TIL IT SHOWS ANOTHER SCREEN. From there you can say boot to bios, from USB, from DVD etc etc . everyone has left out holding the left shift button down. you don't need to even pull the CMOS battery
    EdTittel said: View Post
    Your laptop maker may offer a utility to boot to UEFI or change the boot drive. Thus, for example, my Asrock Extreme7+ offers this little gem:

    Check your maker's download page for your laptop, or tell us what you've got and we'll help you find one.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Respectfully, you might want to read the OP's original question:

    big10 said: View Post
    How do I enter the BIOS, when Windows cannot be loaded?
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  10.    28 Aug 2017 #10

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Respectfully, you might want to read the OP's original question:
    Respectfully you might want to read the date. If they haven't figured it out in 2 years then what value are you adding?
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