Windows 10: Can't Get Boot to BIOS

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  1. Posts : 8,193
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       06 Sep 2015 #31

    If I enable fast boot in the bios of my desktop, the logo never shows up, so I can't get into bios. I can get there if I boot from a cold boot, some of the time.
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  2. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 Sep 2015 #32

    essenbe said: View Post
    If I enable fast boot in the bios of my desktop, the logo never shows up, so I can't get into bios. I can get there if I boot from a cold boot, some of the time.
    But only if you click that button as fast as you can, as if your life depended on it. And even then it's like pretty random whether it works or not lol
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  3. Posts : 3,177
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       06 Sep 2015 #33

    i have a acer desktop ,and it its set tofast boot i can still get in ,i just have to start hitting the DEL key before i hit the power button,when in there i then turn on the F12 boot function key (just to have the different bot option )thats turned off in a lot of bios's now
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  4.    06 Sep 2015 #34

    Still Can't get into BIOS


    Hey guys... THANKS to all of you who have offered suggestions/help/etc!!!!!

    Let's see... one said "system not verified". True... it's a friend's system and he screwed up "his first try" for Win10... so I restored back to factory... which was Win7. Doubt if he ran a Win10 test.

    He then downloaded Win10 again... and that's where he ran into "black screen"... which I found the 2nd video card... google's, found several suggestions, FLAG+P and (blindly) down-arrow/Enter returned the video back (think I set it to dual-monitors??) Anyway... point to BIOS was to disable the onboard video...

    Responding to the pictures... I've gotten into those screens... BUT... it does NOT come up with "UEFI" choice... can't see THAT screen right now (returned PC a bit ago) but it had something to do with "additional troubleshooting" which only wanted to run me towards SYSTEM RESET, more troubleshooting or power down.

    Anyway, still looking for a way to get into this/any PCs BIOS... so I can help him next time. I have a Win10 laptop in garage... I'll pull that out tomorrow and see if IT will produce that UEFI choice. Of course, if it does... and his doesn't... then I'm really screwed.

    Thanks again!!! Any/ALL help is truly appreciated on my end!!
    Steve
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  5. Posts : 8,193
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       06 Sep 2015 #35

    WhyMe said: View Post
    But only if you click that button as fast as you can, as if your life depended on it. And even then it's like pretty random whether it works or not lol
    Are you installed in UEFI Mode? I was watching an Asus video of the BIOS settings for UEFI with my board and it always showed the logo and had fast boot enabled. I am installed in Legacy right now, and was just wondering if that is another difference with UEFI.
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  6. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 Sep 2015 #36

    essenbe said: View Post
    Are you installed in UEFI Mode? I was watching an Asus video of the BIOS settings for UEFI with my board and it always showed the logo and had fast boot enabled. I am installed in Legacy right now, and was just wondering if that is another difference with UEFI.
    Yup, I'm in UEFI mode on the mobo in my sig. With Fast Boot enabled, I see the logo but then Windows starts booting in a tiny fraction of second. No POST, no boot order selection options, no bios options, no nothing. Just zoom, straight into Windows...Hence the reason it is turned...

    I'm just scared....Don't want to end up needing surgery every time I want to change something in the BIOS...The wife took this video of me last week:
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows10 insider
       21 Nov 2016 #37

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    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.
    This worked for me, thank you
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  8.    22 Nov 2016 #38

    I read somewhere that Windows 10 shuts down to a Standby mode - from which you cannot get to the BIOS (as it is permanently in Windows). To get around this, I push the on/off switch for 5+ seconds until the machine shuts right down, then when it is turned on it starts from the BIOS and the BIOS can now be entered by hitting the appropriate button/s.
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