Can't access bios in WIN 8.1

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by fps100, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. fps100

    fps100 MDL Novice

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    After I installed it worked fine, I got POST and could hit DEL to access bios. Well I don't get the POST screen anymore, also I did some googling and went to advanced startup setting, but I don't have the option to access UEFI firmware settings as shown on a guide I found. Any help?
     
  2. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    Restart windows 8 and post is enabled. It's for fast shutdown
     
  3. fps100

    fps100 MDL Novice

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    Restarted, it wasn't there :(
     
  4. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Try Alt+F4 and select restart
     
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  5. fps100

    fps100 MDL Novice

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    Did that. The screen goes black for a second and then it shows windows logo and loading animation below it (it actually loads for quite a while) and then I'm back to windows ;__;
     
  6. sps

    sps MDL Member

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    Press shift+restart go to advanced options, you will find it there
     
  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Disable fast boot

    Disconnect any other displays
     
  8. fps100

    fps100 MDL Novice

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    Did that but nothing there. Went to advanced options but I only have icons to access command prompt, restore a backup or boot in safe mode. Tried booting in safe mode but still cant access bios. Tried just hitting reset button but no bios, straight to windos logo.
     
  9. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Last resort, disconnect the HDD
     
  10. fps100

    fps100 MDL Novice

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    That finally did it, thanks! Sure is a lot of work just to access bios :p
     
  11. Kikoo

    Kikoo MDL Junior Member

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    Alternatively do "shutdown /s /t 0" from the command line.
     
  12. panchop

    panchop MDL Member

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    Maybe you configure bios for fast startup, this skip some tests
     
  13. kastrel

    kastrel MDL Member

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    PLEASE I NEED HELP HERE,somebody know how to view the serial that comes in the UEFI BIOS laptops with windows 8 oem? sansung is my laptop and I can not see serial number it in the bios, how do?:confused:
     
  14. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Anyone know how to make their own thread ?
     
  15. bseos

    bseos MDL Member

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    yes, i do!
     
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  17. Mutagen

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    At the top & bottom of each page is a huge green button with white text, "+ Post New Thread". Until a future version of vBulletin is created that can read your mind, I would try that.