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Can't enter BIOS

 
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gnulinux



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Can't enter BIOS Reply with quote

Bought a motherboard Ga-h61m-s2pv (GigaByte) bundle. Connected it up. OS (Ubuntu) fired up but no onboard LAN. Tried to enter BIOS - not possible. Cleared CMOS etc. Nothing. Will not start up now - just blue screen. Mobo is DualBios UEFI. Any thoughts?
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Dutch_Master
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Find manual. Look up page in manual about entering BIOS. Perform as written in manual. Done Wink
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gnulinux



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Can't enter bios Reply with quote

Done that. Doesn't work.
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wyliecoyoteuk
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talk to your supplier?

UEFI boards are not as accessible as older mobos.

To access the bios, press delete key repatedly during boot up
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In previous years, and therefore for much older hardware, I've had 2 different manufacturer mobos which, if you changed a CPU or cleared the CMOS required a special action to get them operational on bootup. In these cases the action was the same - you needed to hold down the INS key, and then you would get to a special BIOS screen to allow setting parameters and boot up.

It took quite a while, and a chance posting somewhere before I even found the info about this procedure, even though it was in the manual (but, possibly, not as clearly as it might have been).

I mention this, as both cases the mobo wouldn't enter BIOS and seemed quite dead until I did it!

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