Windows 10: no bios access

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  1.    17 Aug 2017 #1

    no bios access


    I can't access my bios at all, theres no option in the start up nor when i go into the windows recovery option, ive tried spamming f2 and so on, can someone please help? I'm not very good with computers either.



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  2. Posts : 5,152
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       17 Aug 2017 #2

    Your "My Computer" has no information about the computer. The BIOS is generally reached BEFORE Windows loads, check the user manual for yours. The usual method of entering the BIOS Setup is pressing the F2, Del, Esc keys or maybe F10 or F12 to get a boot menu. Used to be one would start pressing the designated key when the computer beeped or when the maker's logo first appeared on the screen or text appeared showing what to do. Some newer computers such as my ASUS include their software program to adjust the BIOS settings after Windows is running.
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  3.    17 Aug 2017 #3

    i didn't get a user manual
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  4.    17 Aug 2017 #4

    thank you though ill keep trying
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  5. Posts : 3,320
    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1803 Build 17134.228 (Branch: RS4 Release Preview)
       17 Aug 2017 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    Your "My Computer" has no information about the computer. The BIOS is generally reached BEFORE Windows loads, check the user manual for yours. The usual method of entering the BIOS Setup is pressing the F2, Del, Esc keys or maybe F10 or F12 to get a boot menu. Used to be one would start pressing the designated key when the computer beeped or when the maker's logo first appeared on the screen or text appeared showing what to do. Some newer computers such as my ASUS include their software program to adjust the BIOS settings after Windows is running.
    Also try F1, F4 and F8 keys

    Since it is an old AMIBios, I think it will use the F1 key
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  6. Posts : 8,086
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Aug 2017 #6

    welcome to TenForums @aliashraf

    I find on my system that the flash screen on startup where you get the 'F2 for bios setup' option is only available on a cold start. With fast startup enabled in Windows 10 this screen is bypassed.

    One way to perform a cold start and get a chance to enter the bios is to select 'Restart' on the Start menu's Power button. Either that or turn off fast startup.
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  7.    17 Aug 2017 #7

    thanks for all the suggestions guys ill let you know of the outcome
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  8.    17 Aug 2017 #8

    aliashraf said: View Post
    thanks for all the suggestions guys ill let you know of the outcome
    When all else fails, a good trick that works on many pcs is to remove the cmos battery for say 30 minutes (can be less). The date/time gets lost and when you start pc, it jumps straight to bios. On some pcs, you can change jumper settings on the bios module as well.

    I notice now some new pcs have a permanent rechargeable cmos battery, which make first trick almost impossible though ( I guess you could short the battery but that is very risky!).
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  9.    17 Aug 2017 #9

    Bree said: View Post
    welcome to TenForums @aliashraf

    I find on my system that the flash screen on startup where you get the 'F2 for bios setup' option is only available on a cold start. With fast startup enabled in Windows 10 this screen is bypassed.

    One way to perform a cold start and get a chance to enter the bios is to select 'Restart' on the Start menu's Power button. Either that or turn off fast startup.
    unfortunately this did nothing in my case. thank you though.
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  10. Posts : 8,086
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Aug 2017 #10

    If you add the full make and model in your 'My Computer' specs we may be able to find specific instructions for you.

    Edit your specs here: https://www.tenforums.com/profile.php?do=extra
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