Can't Access BIOS And Shutdown Issue

By rockinmycountry ·
I have two issues on a new custom machine. One, I can't access BIOS. On start up, the only screen that comes up is the MSI screen for the MB, then it rolls right into loading Windows 7 Pro. I don't see any of the usual screens that would allow me to get into BIOS.

The second issue, is that when I tell the PC to shutdown, it reboots after about 5 seconds. I have no idea what could be causing this. So needless to say, when I shut it down for the night, during that 5 seconds I have to kill the power to the machine. I have turned off Auto Restart since that was the first thing that came to mind.

Any help would be greatly appreciated here. Thanks in advance.

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Far as I know

by santeewelding In reply to Can't Access BIOS And Shu ...

There are no "usual screens" for access to BIOS. On the last two ASUS boards in my custom machines, it's the Delete key. Soon as you turn it on, sit on that key. Documentation for your board may specify other key(s).

What happens when you try a keyboard shutdown? With my W7Pro, it's Windows key, right arrow, then spacebar (although it's one move shorter pointing with the mouse).

Used to be, also, with XP, that to get into boot options, like Safe Mode, it was sitting on F8. Not with W7Pro. It's Run and then msconfig, and Restart.

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Ignore me

by rockinmycountry In reply to Far as I know

Nice double post.

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by rockinmycountry In reply to Far as I know

Perfect, did just that. Sat on the delete key and Viola! BIOS Setup, then I ran into my next issue, I guess there was a default password. I tried a few defaults like BIOS, setup, AMI, with no luck, so I powered down, disconnected power and used the CMOS jump on the MB to clear the data. So, that worked well and now I have access to the BIOS setup. Unfortunately, my other problem still exists with the shut down and reboot and I have no idea why. While I was working on the MB, I went over all the connections, I didn't notice anything loose, out of place, or wrong. This has me stumped.

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Might be

by santeewelding In reply to Thanks

In the Byzantine catacombs of Power Management.

Screw around in there, pushing buttons at random. I'll watch from here, to see a great light on the horizon and a mushroom cloud, then watch for what's left of you on the evening news.

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The only other thing

by seanferd In reply to Might be

I can think of, is to check and make sure that your shutdown dialog isn't actually set to reboot. Do it once, and it stays there until you change it to shutdown.

This is, of course, entirely irrelevant if you are using the little candy colored buttons assigned to each function.

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BIOS setup

by seanferd In reply to Can't Access BIOS And Shu ...

"On start up, the only screen that comes up is the MSI screen for the MB"

That would be the BIOS splash screen. refer to you mobo documentation or see the vendor's website. Or do a search . It may depend on the make and model of mobo, along with whatever BIOS is installed, so it is best to refer to the exact docs for your board.

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Try this for the "restart" problem...

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Can't Access BIOS And Shu ...

Press (Windows Key)+R and type in regedit and hit enter. Locate the following key:

Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Double Click on "PowerdownAfterShutdown"

Change it to "0" if it is "1" OR
Change it to "1" if it is "0".

And hit Enter.

Then restart the computer and after it restarts try to shutdown again. Hopefully this will work for you. :)

***If this doesn't work make sure you change the value in regedit back to what it was originally***

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