Motherboard Problem?

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  1. ThomasMann

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    I cannot get to the boot options. (Keyboard works perfectly on other computers)

    When I start up Win7 the menu to get to the Boot Option Menu is visible for a few tenths of a second, restart with Shift-key pressed solves this problem.
    But then, no matter how often, how long the F2 or F11 key is pressed, the computers always simply boots into Win 7.

    Is the problem the hardware, an ASRock 85M? The Bios? Is there another way to access?
    (I also find no software to test the motherboard's functioning on the net)

    Everything else works perfctly fine...

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  2. lewcass

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    Bash an F key like a demented woodpecker until one works.
     
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    :tooth:
     
  4. lewcass

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    Reset the cmos(not Semos, the 1st ape), i got mine wired to the case reset button. :)
     
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    I read that in my early computing years and i laughed my nuts off :laie:
     
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  8. Joe C

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    If you have the ASRock B85M motherboard, RTFM
     
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  9. Yen

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    You mean to check if your current installation is GPT (UEFI) or MBR (legacy)?
    You can view this information with diskpart

    Open an elevated command prompt and type

    Code:
    diskpart
    list disk
    Locate your windows systemdrive by its size
    The row at the very right (GPT) should have an asterisk, if not it's legacy (MBR)
     
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    I checked it, (and as I actually already knew), it was legacy, no asteriks
     
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    #12 ThomasMann, Jun 3, 2018
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    .....has it occurred to you that I did that? And that the manual does NOT answer the question how to get into the BIOS whenthe F keys fail to work.

    Or... as Enthousiast has written before: If you don't have an answer, don't answer....
     
  12. Joe C

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    #13 Joe C, Jun 3, 2018
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  13. ThomasMann

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    Page 77 :

    "4.4.6 Super IO Configuration
    Serial Port
    Enable or disable the Serial port.
    Serial Port Address
    Select the address of the Serial port.
    Infrared Port
    Enable or disable the Infrared port.
    Parallel Port
    Enable or disable the Parallel port.
    Change Settings
    Select the address of the Parallel port.
    Device Mode
    Select the device mode according to your connected device."

    THAT IS ALL THERE IS ON PAGE 77!


    Point 4.7 Boot Screen is on Page 86...

    So here is for you RTFQ:
    Try reading THAT question: I CANNOT GET TO THE BOOTMENU OR BIOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Joe C

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    I have experienced problems with PS/2 keyboards not being recognized by the BIOS. Notably from PS/2 keyboards plugged into PS/2 to USB adapters.

    If you have a USB keyboard, you might try booting with that and see if the BIOS recognizes it.
     
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  17. ThomasMann

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    #20 ThomasMann, Jun 4, 2018
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