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Can't get into bios

By Trish44 ·
I just did a Windows update for critical updates on XP PRO SP2. After doing this update I have not been able to get into my bios setup to change settings. I have a Gigabyte motherboard. I haven't been able to find any information anywhere about how to access the bios. I have tried the del, F1, F2 keys with no success. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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by meet_darwin In reply to Can't get into bios

clear the cmos setup in the motherboard by sort the jumper...
then check it out

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Thanks for your help.

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by Yodabyter In reply to Can't get into bios

You can try uninstalling the updates or you might what to reflash your bios here is the link for your mother board support hope this helps...
http://snipurl.com/lubh

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by Trish44 In reply to

I'll look into flashing the bios, thanks for your help.

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by statykserver In reply to Can't get into bios

Your windows update didn't have anything to do with not being able to access your bios setup. When your booting your system usually during POST you will see something to the effect of "Hit DEL to enter setup" or something similair and if the keys on your keyboard are working properly then you should be in the main bios screen.

Read here
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

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by OTL In reply to Can't get into bios

I like answer # 3 because until windows loads you are running on the bios only !

BTW - Have seen ESC, F8, F10, and F12 used to access the Bios. Possible wrong key ?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Can't get into bios

With the Gigabyte M'Boards you need to push the DEL key while the POST screen is up to get into BIOS. But you'll need a PS@ keyboard to do this.

If you have a USB keyboard or one of those wireless that runs off a USB port you'll be unable to actually use it until the drivers are installed and that means allowing Windows to start by which time you can no longer enter BIOS.

If you have a PS2 Keyboard make sure that the Del key is still working if it isn't replace the Keyboard and then try again. There is absolutely no reason that any Windows Update will prevent you entering BIOS so you need to look at the hardware installed to find out the problem.

Most cases of this that I've run across have all had USB Keyboards of some type fitted and that prevents the end users being able to enter BIOS.

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