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Lost Ability To Access UEFI (BIOS)

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    Windows 7

    Lost Ability To Access UEFI (BIOS)


    I can't for the life of me access the UEFI (BIOS) any longer. I've watched youtube videos and the like and nothing works. I am trying to dual-boot another OS along with Windows 8.1.

    Any Help Is Appreciated.

    BTW I have a custom built rig with an ASRock motherboard and an i7 processor.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    What is the full model number of the ASRock board?

    What did you do previously to get into UEFI?

    Have you changed from a USB to a Wireless keyboard?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7


    It used to flash the option on the screen during boot and now it doesnt. I am thinking fast boot needs to be turned on or something....ugh. I twas reading that different manufacturers have different methods so i am thinking checking the vendor site
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    Agreed, that's why I asked for the model number of the board.
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    Posts : 11
    Windows 7


    Z77 Exteme 4
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    Posts : 123
    Win8.1


    I'm sure you tried this but I'll ask anyways .... Did you try "repeatedly - continuously stabbing the key" pressing the DEL or F2 key during boot up?
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    According to the Users Manual for the board, F2 will take you to BIOS setup which is where the UEFI settings are too.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7

    RE:


    I'll try that...But it literally just sits whenever I push F2.....Could it be possible fast boot is on? If so how do I turn that off?
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    Posts : 123
    Win8.1


    Fast Boot is on by default - that's not the problem. You can still (should be able) access BIOS. You just need to hit the key at the "right moment" during the boot process. Which is why the repeated hitting of the key during boot up is necessary.

    BTW - On the AsRock motherboard you can use either the F2 or DEL key to enter BIOS. Perhaps try the DEL key a few times.
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