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system32 and Bios problems


khenyat

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#1
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 work cmderror.png . 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! :eek:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
#2
Try F-2 or Delete just as soon as the restart starts.
Don't wait for messages or logos.
Press & hold.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
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    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
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    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
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    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
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    AMD K140
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#4
Have you considered reinstalling your OS ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Gateway
    CPU
    AMD K140 Cores 2 Threads 2 Name AMD K140 Package Socket FT1 BGA Technology 40nm
    Motherboard
    Manufacturer Gateway Model SX2110G (P0)
    Memory
    Type DDR3 Size 8192 MBytes DRAM Frequency 532.3 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    AMD High Definition Audio Device Realtek High Definition Audio USB Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name 1950W on AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x76
    Screen Resolution
    Current Resolution 1366x768 pixels Work Resolution 1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    AMD K140
    Cores 2
    Threads 2
    Name AMD K140
    Package Socket FT1 BGA
    Technology 40nm
    Specification AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
    Family F
    Extended Family 14
    Model 2
    Extended Model 2
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    Revision ON-C0
    Instruction
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    Opera 24.0
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    Avast Internet Security

TechnoMage

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#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
:cool:
 

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  • OS
    Win-8.1
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    PC/Desktop
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    Gigabyte
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
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    Gigabyte
    Memory
    PNY, 4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA, GForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    21" HP
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    Seagate SATA III, 500GB
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
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    HP Professional
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    GearHead Wireless
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    5 Meg
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    Firefox
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    AVG Free
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 pro

khenyat

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#6
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
:cool:
are there other ways? i cant reformat since bios is needed.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    windows 8

broe23

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#7
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.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
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    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
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    Logitech M525
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    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
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    Google Chrome
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    None needed. It is Linux.
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    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

alphanumeric

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#8
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

khenyat

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#9
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 ? uefipeg.png this does not show on mine when i access the shift+restart button. Please help! :(
 

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  • OS
    windows 8

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#10
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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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.
You may if you have to change the boot order to boot from your install media? I think technically, even the quick boot menu is accessing the BIOS. Is Fn+F2 the quick boot menu or the factory recovery?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

khenyat

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#12
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.
i already tried startup repair. it only lessens the time of the blackscreeb. for example last it was 5-7 mins it reduces to 3 mins . help please. please reply why does this happen to my desktop. ill be at school now. be back after 12 hrs. thankyou all in advance !
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8

khenyat

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#13
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.

i know whats the problem, i installed win 8 64 bit drivers instead of win 8.1 64 bit drivers , :( common sense mistake . please read my other thread thank you! http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/60674-help-wrong-installation-drivers.html#post470825
 

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  • OS
    windows 8

broe23

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#14
Windows 8 drivers are Windows 8 drivers. Does not matter if a Service Pack is installed.
 

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

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#15
8.1 is not a service pack, its an upgrade to a new OS. The kernel version number changed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS M4N68T-M V2 µATX Motherboard
    Memory
    8GB 4GBx2 Kingston PC10600 DDR3 1333 Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA Geforce GT640 2 Gig DDR3 PCIe
    Sound Card
    VIA VT1708s High Definition Audio 8-channel Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LG E2242 1080p and 2 19" I-INC AG191D
    Screen Resolution
    1280x1024 - 1920x1080 - 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX100 256 GB SSD and 500 GB WD Blue SATA
    PSU
    Thermaltake TR 620
    Case
    Power Up Black ATX Mid-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Stock heatsink fan
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K350 Wave
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Trackball and T650 TouchPad
    Internet Speed
    80 Mbps Down 30 Mbps Up
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    HP DVD1040e Lightscribe - External USB2

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