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  1.    17 Jun 2017 #31
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    New Mexico
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    It seems to me that you are trying to get into your BIOS as a two step process, when in reality this is really a one step phenomenon. Before you even hit the power switch of your PC, you already need to be pushing the F10 key, and keep repeatedly hitting that F10 key while you turn your computer on.

    This is not a two step process, you really need to treat this as a one step event.
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  2.    17 Jun 2017 #32
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 426
    Redstone_Four

    Boot Repair PPA


    Boot repair:
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install boot-repair
    The app (Boot Repair) will be in dash, open it. In main option, check 1. Reinstall Grub and 2. Unhide boot menu for 10 seconds. Follow the process. I don't think that Synaptic will be helpful. There is no such thing in Windows 10 (1607 is safer) if you install it first.

    Like Rocky is saying, there is only one way to reach the BIOS. Even if you repair Grub, in System Setup (Grub Menu) you would still have to click on F10 to reach it. Did you try F9 with the Windows CD in? About F9 with the CD or flash drive of Ubuntu, does it work?

    EDIT: By experience, I can tell that Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager, runs better in BIOS Mode. It is easier to redo a fresh install of Ubuntu and more specifically, to remove Grub (bootrec.exe /fixmbr).
    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 17 Jun 2017 at 10:33.
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  3.    17 Jun 2017 #33

    It seems to me that you are trying to get into your BIOS as a two step process, when in reality this is really a one step phenomenon. Before you even hit the power switch of your PC, you already need to be pushing the F10 key, and keep repeatedly hitting that F10 key while you turn your computer on.

    This is not a two step process, you really need to treat this as a one step event.

    Tried this three times. Did not work.

    Did you try F9 with the Windows CD in? About F9 with the CD or flash drive of Ubuntu, does it work?

    Tried F9 with W10 CD in; did work. What is 'About F9'?
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  4.    17 Jun 2017 #34
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 426
    Redstone_Four

    Quote Originally Posted by dlw1146 View Post

    Tried this three times. Did not work.

    Did you try F9 with the Windows CD in? About F9 with the CD or flash drive of Ubuntu, does it work?

    Tried F9 with W10 CD in; did work. What is 'About F9'?
    We know that you are not able to reach the BIOS and we are there to help. Did work? Didn't work you mean? About F9 with the Ubuntu DVD is to get rid of Ubuntu in GParted.

    If F10, F1 and F9 are not working on a HP computer, all I can say is, Houston, we have a problem!
    Did you try boot repair, because if boot repair is not working, then get Ubuntu out of there. The rest is time consuming.
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  5.    17 Jun 2017 #35

    Ok, however, how do I get Ubuntu out of there?
    Ubuntu is on the SSD. Gparted can do nothing with it. I've tried changing flags.
    Booting up via CD is not possible.
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  6.    17 Jun 2017 #36
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,837
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240

    Try Esc for options then F10 on some HP BIOSes.

    It's sometimes difficult to judge when the HP cold boots from hitting the power on button.

    Hit it then Ctrl+Alt+Del immediately - the warm reboot has a small delay in which the keyboard is receptive to keypresses.

    Try power on, then Ctrl+Alt+Del then Esc or F10
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  7.    17 Jun 2017 #37

    By changing flags, the HP logo remained on longer.
    Pressing F9 or F10 did no good.
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  8.    17 Jun 2017 #38
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,493
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    From a cold boot, press Escape repeatedly. It should pause booting. Then try the F10. I'm working on an HP now and that is how I have to get into bios.
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  9.    17 Jun 2017 #39
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 426
    Redstone_Four

    If an install does not get you to a working desktop, then the install has failed or the installer did not succeed in transferring data to the HDD. The only place that leftshift key is not working (entire disk), is in the LVM partitioning scheme and that is not all the time (second Grub modification comes from there).
    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 17 Jun 2017 at 17:19.
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  10.    17 Jun 2017 #40
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    Redstone_Four

    Quote Originally Posted by dlw1146 View Post
    Ok, however, how do I get Ubuntu out of there?
    Ubuntu is on the SSD. Gparted can do nothing with it.
    Can you reach Try Ubuntu? If not, download Gparted.

    In try Ubuntu: Dash/GParted/Select hdd in top right/Delete all related partions/If any, turn off swap before deleting/Apply changes/New/Forget errors that you encounter/Format in Fat32/Apply changes. If you succeed, entire surface will turn green.

    Even if Grub will still be there (GPT), you should have access to the BIOS upon restart.

    Before leaving the installation, in the terminal (if not working, try it in Synaptic):

    Code:
    sudo apt purge grub-pc
    or
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge grub-pc
    Then,
    Code:
     sudo reboot
    Good luck!
    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 17 Jun 2017 at 18:49.
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