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system32 and Bios problems

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    windows 8

    system32 and Bios problems


    I want to reformat my pc since im changing my OS from 8.1 to 7. problem is i cant access BIOS. Bios can be access by clicking f2/Delete button when the logo starts up or by going to pc settings and troubleshoot. Sadly both did not work on me, when my pc starts up, it black screens, then i will take around 5-7 mins then the welcome screen pops up skipping the F2/delete clicking portion to access bios, i tried spamming the f2 and delete while it was black screen nothing happens. Now when i access the pc setting, it wont run also, it just shows its logo and it auto minimize. I tried reading some post on how to access pc setting, and it says i run the command prompt as admin, but it wont workClick image for larger version . Also when i run some programs, like msconfigexe it shows the problem "specified procedure not found" , saying that i was from windows/system32. HELP! i cant enjoy my pc. pls help. ADVANCE THANKYOU!

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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try F-2 or Delete just as soon as the restart starts.
    Don't wait for messages or logos.
    Press & hold.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Try F-2 or Delete just as soon as the restart starts.
    Don't wait for messages or logos.
    Press & hold.
    tried it both, restart, press f2 for 7 mins, tried delete , and i also tried pressing both. but no luck.

    HELP!
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you considered reinstalling your OS ?
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  5. #5


    There is NO WAY to access your BIOS from within Windows. Period!

    You must do a COLD Start and the second that power is applied to your PC, you must start tapping the F2 key, if that's the correct one for your PC. Mine is not the F2, but the Del key. It varies from PC to PC. On some PC's it's the Esc key.

    Occasionally, for some reason, I have to do a Master Reset on my BIOS.
    I remove all power from my system, (Desktop PC) and then remove the CMOS battery for at least 30 minutes. That allows all the memory cells in the BIOS to drop to Zero. Then I replace the battery, restore power and boot up the PC, tapping the DEL key from the moment I press the ON button. Then I completely remake all my BIOS settings, save and reboot.

    Sounds like you're not ever getting into your Bios Setup.

    Good luck
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  6. #6


    Posts : 11
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    There is NO WAY to access your BIOS from within Windows. Period!

    You must do a COLD Start and the second that power is applied to your PC, you must start tapping the F2 key, if that's the correct one for your PC. Mine is not the F2, but the Del key. It varies from PC to PC. On some PC's it's the Esc key.

    Occasionally, for some reason, I have to do a Master Reset on my BIOS.
    I remove all power from my system, (Desktop PC) and then remove the CMOS battery for at least 30 minutes. That allows all the memory cells in the BIOS to drop to Zero. Then I replace the battery, restore power and boot up the PC, tapping the DEL key from the moment I press the ON button. Then I completely remake all my BIOS settings, save and reboot.

    Sounds like you're not ever getting into your Bios Setup.

    Good luck
    are there other ways? i cant reformat since bios is needed.
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  7. #7


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Fn+F2. You do not need to access the bios to reinstall the OS. Unless somehow boot drive choice got turned off, or you are wanting to disable UEFI & Secure boot.
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  8. #8


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    You can't format the drive from the BIOS by the way. You can format the drive during the windows install though. Just chose the custom option and you'll get a screen where you can delete partitions, create new ones and format them. As mentioned, you want to press the key before the logo shows on screen.

    Try this. Power down, unplug the power pack and remove the battery. Now press and hold the power button for say 10 seconds or more. Now put the battery back in, plug the power pack back in, and power up while pressing the BIOS access key.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 11
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Fn+F2. You do not need to access the bios to reinstall the OS. Unless somehow boot drive choice got turned off, or you are wanting to disable UEFI & Secure boot.
    is the uefi disabled when it is not showing ? Click image for larger version this does not show on mine when i access the shift+restart button. Please help!
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  10. #10


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The UEFI Firmware Settings option in Advanced options will only be there if Windows was installed in UEFI mode. If Windows was installed in legacy mode or it is not a UEFI BIOS, you won't get that option. If you can get as far as Advanced options try Startup Repair, if you haven't already that is.
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