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My computer is loading to fast for me to enter bios. I am hitting the keys before the bios screen with commands even flashes and it still goes directily into windows before I can get in to OC. Any tips? I have done restarts / shutdowns. You name. I have hit and held F2 / Del / F11 as fast and much as I possibly can and it still brings me right to windows. I have even tried using different keyboards but both are usb. How can I slow my windows load down so the bios screen will hang long enough for me to enter. OR is it possible for me to get into bios from windows itself? thanks ahead of time.
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same here but use only F2
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post #3 of 13
Try hitting pause to read the setting you need. Sounds like you have that boot logo enabled and need to turn it off also. That should be "TAB" to change that logo from starting up. If I remember correctly. But once you hit pause it will then stop it allowing you to pick the correct key. Once you determine that, hit enter to continue the boot up cycle

I also found out on most of the newer boards constantly hitting the keys over and over stops it from responding to that key. So I would just rapidly press it over and over. Thanks
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What port is your keyboard connected to? Make sure it's an USB2.0 one. Try another keyboard if nothing else works. Preferably PS/2.
 
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post #5 of 13
Your Num lock may be enabled in the bios. So when you start the computer Num lock is enabled so when your hitting the delete key it's not working.
You have to hit Num lock then delete to get into the bios. This worked for me. When you get into the bios you should turn that off.

It is something alone these lines.
Edited by Cape Cod - 4/1/12 at 4:59am
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Thanks for the tips! I am going to try a few right now. I just disabled the gui boot. Onto the other tips. And I was plugged into a 2.0 and it wasn't working so I went to a 3.0 with same result. None the less thanks ahead of time Im itching to get in there!!! lol
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pause = no go.
tab = no go
num lock del or F2 = no go


I am @ a loss. I mean I am super happy with the way it preforms as it is. But lets face it, I'm not on this forum because I want stock clock speeds =(. Really @ a loss. Have tried multiple usb hubs etc. It is almost as if the keyboards I have wont kick on until windows is loaded up & and asking for my pass word. Num lock is deffinantly on in my bios though because when either of my keyboards prompts and accepts key strokes the num lock is lit on both. No clue what the hell to do. Out of all the problems I could have had this was one I never expected lol.
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wish there was a way (that I knew of anyway) that I could just boot right into bios from win. This is silly frustrating haha.
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Did you try a standard ps/2 keyboard. Or a adapter on your keyboard yet? I know my g19 will not respond on the usb port closest to the ps/2 connector. I have to drop it to the bottom usb for it to work. Is you keyboard lights blinking/staying on when it boots? Thanks
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I have not tried this but I think you can still get into the bios without a hd hooked up. Please correct me if I'm wrong here! Try disconnecting you hd's and see if your keyboard lights up so you can get into the bios.
If you can get into the bios and change settings as needed.

EDIT: See if there is software on the Asrock disc to update your bios from windows.
Edited by Cape Cod - 4/1/12 at 5:44am
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