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Help! Computer wont load bios, skips to windows

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#1 Gonzxor


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 10:23 AM

I've looked everywhere on already posted forums, nothing works.
This information if it helps:
Msi z97
Msi gtx1060 6gb
Vegeance 16gb

When it boots up I get the POST page and it says press delete to enter bios, nothing happens. No matter if I hold it, press it, tap it a million times it aint working. Instead it tries to boot windows off my HDD (salvaged from another computer, reinstalling windows)

If I unplug the HDD, POST comes up but I am not able to enter and I get a screen saying No bootable device

I was able to get into the bios once and it seemed to happen randomly, I rebooted press delete and it let me in. I tried again a few minutes later (I changed nothing) and it would not work.

I would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me smile.gif 

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#2 mjd420nova


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 11:11 AM

You have to hit the del key as soon as you power up.  The boot is pretty fast and the video BIOS is first, if that comes up, it's too late to enter BIOS.  You have to hit the DEL key before the POST starts.

Edited by mjd420nova, 20 November 2016 - 11:11 AM.

#3 richcbro


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 07:16 AM

It is normal to have your PC boot straight to Windows instead of to BIOS, every PC do this. To boot to BIOS you need to press the delete key very fast, as soon as the BIOS screen show up, otherwise it will boot your HDD. You can boot to BIOS from windows, but it only applicable to UEFI.

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#4 Platypus


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:26 AM

press the delete key very fast

This is usually the thing. To get computers booting up really quickly, systems now only pause to look for the BIOS setup key for a tiny amount of time (I think maybe 100 milliseconds) and the key has to be in the act of being pressed at that time. If the key is simply held down, or has already just been pressed it will appear to be a stuck key, and unless the BIOS is set to stop on all errors, it will just continue to boot up. You have to go woodpecker crazy on the Del key until you manage to time it just right.
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Posted 21 November 2016 - 09:13 AM

I really doubt this would affect a new machine, certainly anything with a UEFI firmware, but on some older PC's I've seen if they do not have "USB legacy support" or equivalent set in BIOS, then you cannot get into BIOS without using a PS/2 keyboard.  Just another line of thought....

Edited by jonuk76, 21 November 2016 - 09:14 AM.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 04:20 PM

I would reseat your memory and main PSU ATX connector and try again. If no joy I would clear CMOS by removing the CMOS battery for a minute or two and reinserting it and try again *note you will have to reset your optimized defaults, and any other special bios parameters you wanted*

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