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Hi, i cannot access the bios on my pc. The mobo is a gigabyte x79 up4. When i push delete it just goes to a blank screen. If i dont push anything it loads windows just fine. Does anyone have any ideas what i can do. I do not have access to a ps/2 keyboard either.
post #2 of 13
Check the motherboard manual and I would bridge the 2 pins on the motherboard (power cable disconnected) for normally 10 secs. restart the PC and you should be in luck.

Edit - Just keep in mind that you will need to reset your boot order etc once you do it. I have a z68x-ud3r and I have needed to bridge the 2 pins in the past especially for a failed overclock. (i just use a screwdriver to bridge the 2 pins. do it carefully)
Edited by K62-RIG - 11/7/12 at 2:31pm
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sorry, not to sound stupid but i have no ideas what you are talking about. I am new to computers.
post #4 of 13
This should be easy:
Try different USB ports.
Moving may induce "found new hardware"
Either way,restart & start hitting DEL key(not HOLDING)repeatedly as boot cycle begins
(after beep if there is one)
Some ports are not suited to the boot acess,I know I had this challenge on more than 1 Gigabyte board...
Best of luck!

Note:Previous post was trying to describe "Clear CMOS"-the process varies from board to board(hence the Manual note)
This returns MB/PC to best startup chance-
Should not be necessary.
Edited by Dhalgren65 - 11/7/12 at 2:59pm
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I downloaded your board and have highlighted the 2 pins in a red box. Sorry for the delay as I am also at work



Bottom left hand side of the picture you'll see the red box. Those 2 pins will reset your bios with the process I have mentioned above.
post #6 of 13
Can you open your case?
If you are new to computer,just open the left panel from the case and remove the motherboard battery for 5 minutes.
This is how the battery looks like.
remove-battery.jpg 118k .jpg file

Or watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkBWZOtp2is
Let the battery out for 5-10 minutes and put it back in and you can enter bios. (this will reset your bios) don't worry no harm will be done.
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So just to get this straight, i unplug the power, and place a screwdriver between the 2 pins? What does this do exactly?
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So just to get this straight, i unplug the power, and place a screwdriver between the 2 pins? What does this do exactly?

Yes,that will do it,or u can use a jumper from the dvd-rw if you have it on IDE cable.if everything is sata inside your pc you will have to use a screwdriver to reset the bios,just touch the 2 pins and you are done.
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post #9 of 13
Either that will work or his bios may be manufacturer locked
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post #10 of 13
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I tried the cmos reset and still the same thing just a blank screen. Now windows won't start either. What do i do?
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