Can't get info Gigabyte BIos

January 31, 2018 at 11:20:55
Specs: Windows 10
This is an old problem with new hardware. I put a pcie/NVRAM drive in my Gigabyte motherboard. It boots very fast and goes past any attempt to change the bios to boot from the usb stick I was using. F12 gets you to the boot menu. But I couldn't access it. I unplugged the power and removed the pcie/Nvram drive and then since it didn't find any hard drive, it stopped at the boot menu after I clicked the F12 keys repeatedly. I then pulled the plug again, and reinstalled the drive, and now I can boot from the usb stick again.

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#1
January 31, 2018 at 13:34:31
You need to start continuously tapping the Del key as soon as you power the computer. Once in the BIOS screens there is an option for fast boot. Un-tick it to see more of the POST screens.

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#2
February 1, 2018 at 03:29:10
f12 gets you to boot menu, often there is another key for the bios (often f2, DEL, F10)

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#3
February 1, 2018 at 09:44:28
Didn't help until I removed the pcie NV ram drive after unplugging the PC. Even if I start clicking the f12 key at the same time I press the power button, it would ignore the presses.

After I removed it, meaning there was no storage attached except for my usb drive, then with F12 then I could set it to boot from the USB drive. So I did that, after shutting down again and re-installing the NVram drive.


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#4
February 1, 2018 at 11:14:13
Did you try the suggestions in #1 above. Delete key should work at startup. You MUST start continuously tapping when you power the computer.

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#5
February 2, 2018 at 13:59:45
I did what I listed in my second comment and it worked. Thanks though.
I actually never did have to go into the bios, didn't have to because F12 brings up that option, after doing what I did. However, later, after another screen went by before I had a chance to read it, the bios did come up after multiple delete presses. Patience....

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#6
February 2, 2018 at 14:13:55
You DO need to go into the BIOS in order to properly setup your NV drive. There are multiple types and capacities. Also, you need to setup the device boot order. Your RAM may also need tweaking in there.

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#7
February 2, 2018 at 14:22:55
Never went into the bios, successfully loaded Windows 10 Pro. It was running Home before. If I put a usb drive in that is bootable, it will boot from that drive, if I press any key. I could set it back, but see no need to. It's a PCIE card with an NVMe stick. Since it has been working fine since I put it in a few months ago, what do I need to do? Never had an issue with the ram, I don't overclock. Quite speedy the way it is. What needs to be tweaked and why?

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#8
February 2, 2018 at 20:44:16
For one thing RAM can under clock if left to auto settings. Is your NV drive showing the correct capacity? I guess ignorance can be bliss. I personally want to know I am getting the most from my hardware. Kind of like tuning up your car.

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#9
February 3, 2018 at 03:17:34
Apparently there are millions of blissful computer owners. Boot from power button press to login screen in 5 seconds, Under clocking will result in lower temperatures, less power consumption and longer life. Seems to perform fairly well now. But thanks for your opinion.

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#10
February 3, 2018 at 09:01:18
Go back to your original post. The logical thing to do when making hardware changes, is to boot into the BIOS.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS.


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