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Solved: No access to bios or boot menu

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by mconnelly, Nov 12, 2014.

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  1. mconnelly

    mconnelly Thread Starter

    Dec 23, 2011
    I suddenly have no access to my bios or my boot menu. Any suggestions?

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows Technical Preview, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 3909 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1826 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 250621 MB, Free - 120513 MB; E: Total - 208998 MB, Free - 178382 MB;
    Motherboard: Gateway, EG50_HC_HR
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

    Laptop model NE56r41u
  2. CoolBurn


    Dec 5, 2013
    Take it that you already tried Esc, F2, F10, F12, Del, Ins, etc... repeatedly during boot up/splash screen.
    If so, next I would shutdown the machine and hold down several keys at once and boot up.
    The intent is to cause a keyboard error to force access to the BIOS. It may work.
  3. bozebo


    Dec 23, 2014
    In the same vein as CoolBurn, if that doesn't work, try also booting without a keyboard plugged in - this will cause it to throw up an error if it is configured to do so. Another technique is to unplug your hard drive, then it can't boot at all and should request that you insert a boot media or enter the BIOS menu.
  4. jaredhk


    Jan 3, 2015
    I assume you have tried Esc and F2... If not press and hold your power button and escape and/or F2.

    There are a lot of specs listed about your computer but no manufacturer listed. What is it?
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