1.    07 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 106
    Win 10 Pro 64bit - Build

    No bios screen at boot

    After re-installtion issues with an old standby (Clipmate) to correct an issue with Clipmate...I decided just to revert back to a previous Acronis complete system image tib from a few days previous to the Clipmate change.

    However...I can not get passed the blinking cursor at system start up...no access to bios screen ! Tried additional recent previous tibs but same issue...no bios..only blinking cursor ?

    Have been using Acronis for years and never had any issues like this

    Any Acronis users out there or others that can help me get by the blinking cursor and into bios startup screen...or suggestions on what's causing the freeze at the startup blinking cursor with no access to bios to launch the C drive ?

      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    07 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,548
    Windows 10 Pro

    You can't even use the hotkey (ESC, Delete, F-whatever) immediately after power on to enter the bios? Try unplugging all USB peripherals other than keyboard and mouse. You can probably fix the blinking cursor boot problem, but need to get into something like Kyhi's recovery tools from a USB flash drive or DVD to do it.

    Also, is the computer legacy BIOS or is it UEFI?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    07 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,980
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    In addition to USB devices I've seen it happen when the BIOS was set to the Optical Drive as first boot device and there was a disc in the drive, computer is searching it for the boot files.
    Last edited by Berton; 07 Dec 2016 at 14:13.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    07 Dec 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 106
    Win 10 Pro 64bit - Build
    Thread Starter

    Thanks guys...have managed to get into bios but am getting the attached jpg errors when I select start Windows. Have used Acronis for years and always save all partitions on Windows disk at every tib creation...but apparently they are not being restored in the Acronis recovery/restore operations now

    Here are a couple jpgs messages I am now getting:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016-12-07 11.36.37.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	49.9 KB 
ID:	112733Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016-12-07 11.37.57.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	87.3 KB 
ID:	112734 ?Click image for larger version. 

Name:	acronis.jpg 
Views:	5 
Size:	46.9 KB 
ID:	112740

    I have a recover partition on the C: drive but cannot access it nor does it show up after Acronis restore ?

    Last edited by trinaz; 07 Dec 2016 at 17:23. Reason: added jpg
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    07 Dec 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,548
    Windows 10 Pro
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    08 Dec 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 106
    Win 10 Pro 64bit - Build
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    As always thanks to you and all those who take their time trying to help. System back up and running normally in part because of your former post in my-disk-management-sure-doesnt-look-right-me -Windows 10 Forums

    Not hundred percent sure why but issue was because of my multiple backups (tibs)...only one was of the changes we accomplished in the above disk management issue. When I tried restoring that Acronis tib...pretty much everything fell into place. Back up and running now...minor tweaking but all AOK !!

    Thanks again...TiminAz
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Cannot boot into UEFI BIOS or Boot Menu
Belarc reports UEFI: American Megatrends Inc. P11-B2 Operating System: Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 1511 (build 10586.494) Installed: 4/27/2016 5:58:22 AM Servicing Branch: Current Branch (CB) Boot Mode: UEFI with successful Secure Boot. ...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows Boot Manager in BIOS boots only at Boot position 1
I need to put the Windows OS, that means Windows Boot Manager in BIOS at Boot option 2, but in this case it does not boot. I need to put at boot position 1 PXE boot and if that fails boot from Boot option 2 (Windows). How could I do that? My...
Installation and Upgrade
Ubuntu Boot option still available in UEFI BIOS after Dual Boot
Recently I played around with dual booting Linux Mint on my system. I decided that I would delete it for the present as I have other things to focus on. However, after deleting partitions and fixing my MBR to only boot windows my UEFI BIOS still...
General Support
Inaccessible Boot Device, cant get to BIOS or boot from media
Soo... things have gone from bad to worse. My problem started after windows 10 updated when I shut down my laptop for a quick restart. Windows explorer would crash every second, reopen, then crash again without stopping. I tried a system restore...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:54.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums