Windows 10: Can't Get Boot to BIOS

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  1. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       05 Sep 2015 #11

    Wonder if thread starter has a windows 7 disc, ways of getting one from MS.
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  2. Posts : 3,191
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       05 Sep 2015 #12

    stevek50 said: View Post
    Hi guys...

    Tried (many times) the standard keystrokes at startup... F2 to BIOS, etc.

    From most of what I've found on GOOGLE... Win10 has a FAST BOOT option which over-rides any manufacturer's keystrokes... only thing that seems to get anywhere is "constant F2" which goes into Win10 options. Several said "disable Fast Boot"... did that but didn't get anywhere also.

    Win7, Win8 totally powered down this PC... again, Win10 seems to be the problem. Personally, I think they keep it alive so they can dump hard drives at night or whatever they do to send MY data back to Redmond.

    Getting to BIOS more important to me right now tho... need to disable that on-board video... else it takes me 5-10 minutes to get to a DESKTOP (from the black screen)

    Thanks tho...
    Steve
    bios has fast boot option not windows 10 ,that's why you don't find it ,and it maybe that you don't have a uefi firmware bios neither ,that's why the win10 repair option doesn't show it.
    andi said it before and ill say it again ,computers have been disabling onboard video as soon as it detects the addin video card ,for a few years now ,so if you di get into the bios you will not find a setting for to dieable it ,,, what you need to do is reinstall win7 and start the upgrade over
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  3. Posts : 3,033
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       05 Sep 2015 #13

    Thought OP had no picture at all. Plus might not be a Display issue and if a slot card should be no need to disable integrated card to get a picture, think Windows would put a default driver temporarily.
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  4. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Sep 2015 #14

    caperjack said: View Post
    bios has fast boot option not windows 10 ,that's why you don't find it ,and it maybe that you don't have a uefi firmware bios neither ,that's why the win10 repair option doesn't show it.
    andi said it before and ill say it again ,computers have been disabling onboard video as soon as it detects the addin video card ,for a few years now ,so if you di get into the bios you will not find a setting for to dieable it ,,, what you need to do is reinstall win7 and start the upgrade over
    Good point about UEFI. In that case an alternative to try before reinstalling:

    • Disconnect all external devices except for keyboard & mouse
    • Disconnect or remove all components connected to the motherboard except for cpu and ram.
    • Remove graphics card
    • Remove battery to reset bios, wait a minute and reinsert
    • Boot into bios


    If that works and you can change the settings to your requirements. You can then reconfigure Win10 to allow legacy boot so F8 for safe mode and all other associated boot options work. This will prevent any future problems accessing troubleshooting options and bios
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       05 Sep 2015 #15

    removing the addin video card is where I would start ,then reboot the computer
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Sep 2015 #16

    caperjack said: View Post
    removing the addin video card is where I would start ,then reboot the computer
    lol...yes...I can be a touch overzealous with my initial troubleshooting methods sometimes I just enjoy taking things to pieces. The other steps can be done after if removing the GPU does not allow bios access...
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       05 Sep 2015 #17

    Been number of these issues after upgrade, to name 2, sure can find more here
    https://www.tenforums.com/general-dis...ck-screen.html

    https://www.tenforums.com/installatio...-anything.html
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  8.    05 Sep 2015 #18

    caperjack said: View Post
    got some suggestion, but mostly only the easy ones ,
    1-windows will not shut the power off to the computer ,none I ever had anyway ,so I use a small power adapter with a switch on it ,on my computer desk and plug my tower into it , just shutdown windows and then turn off the power bar switch .

    2-for the video issue ,go to device manager and make sure it has latest drivers for the video card that was added,click on the display device and tell it to update and check for latest ,it will look on line and find the best drive for the device ,,, it been a few years sing computers started disabling the onboard as soon as you plug in the addon card ..

    3- try the DEL or Esc key yo get into bios
    In response to No 1: The power supply has a +5V Axillary that never shuts off unless you turn the switch on the power supply to off. That +5V Aux is used to actually turn the PC on when you press the power button. That's the ATX standard. Most motherboards have an LED that is illuminated to tell you/remind you to switch the PS off when swapping components or to prevent it from accidentally starting up while your doing things in the case.
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  9.    05 Sep 2015 #19

    To get BIOS access on boot up try turning off Windows Fast Startup, https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html Or https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  10.    05 Sep 2015 #20

    If you can't get into Windows at all to do what I suggested above try this. Power down and unplug the power supply from the wall outlet. If it's a laptop remove the battery. Now press and hold the power button for say 10 seconds. That will drain any residual power and take it out of any sleep or hibernate mode it may have been in. Now plug the power supply in and boot up while pressing what ever key is required to get into the BIOS. This procedure should boot you up from a cold start and get you BIOS access.
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