Pls help! I cannot access to bios setup after I format hardd

October 4, 2015 at 18:56:52
Specs: Linux
my gateway nv47h it freeze at boot splash after I format hdd and delete all partion using hirens boot. I remove everything harddisk, memory, DVD, bit coin for 2 days and turn it back but still the same problem. All function key does nothing effect I press f1 f2, f10,f11,f12 in any combination nothiñg effect pls help! It almost 1 week now this problem.

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#1
October 4, 2015 at 19:40:57
It is usually F1 or F2 for Gateway computers for BIOS set up, tap it repeatedly (not holding it down) to trigger access. Try unplugging hard drive and leaving it to see if that makes it possible to access your BIOS set up. Repeat with HD installed to set hard drive parameters and boot order. If you cannot access BIOS set up still, try running Memtest86 via a bootable CD to test your memory since memory is required for BIOS to operate.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
October 4, 2015 at 20:25:58
You removed the 'bit coin' too? I didn't think bit coins were physically located inside the computer. Maybe you mean the cmos battery that's shaped like a coin?

By 'boot splash' I guess you mean the gateway logo or posting screen. The windows splash screen shouldn't be showing if the drive was formatted.

How long do you wait before deciding the system is frozen? It may take a minute or so for an error to show up. Otherwise disconnecting the hard drive, as Fingers says, should cause the option to enter bios setup to show on the screen.


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#3
October 4, 2015 at 21:13:00
Thanks for comment I try to disconnect harddrive but still the problem the same when I put it back. F1 or F12 cannot access to bios settiñg. Pls help

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#4
October 4, 2015 at 21:24:52
Yes cmos battery! I remove everything harddisk, memory, cmos battery for 2 days and put it back but still the problem. When I open it gateway logo flash on screen and you read Press F2 to enter setup but it failed to access when I tap. It freeze. Only Ctrl alt del functioning when to reboot it flash again gateway logo fast. Pls help

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#5
October 4, 2015 at 23:00:40
As Already stated, Leave the harddrive out and startup the PC.
What message do you get?

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#6
October 5, 2015 at 01:39:19
Nothing happen when I open without harddrive or even without cmos battery. When I open it only gateway splash in monitored you see at the bottom press f2 to enter setup. And again again as I try. Thanks for comment's

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#7
October 5, 2015 at 01:46:53
If removing the hard drive doesn't change anything and you're sure you're allowing enough time for an error message to come up then something else must be going on.

When you boot it up and it freezes, does it freeze on the gateway logo or does the logo flash by and it freezes on a blank screen? Do you happen to notice a flashing white cursor symbol in the upper left corner of the screen?

Why did you reformat in the first place? Can you boot up with a bootable cd--maybe try the hirens disk again?

Besides the format did you do anything else or did anything happen to the computer between the last time it worked OK and the first time it didn't?


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#8
October 5, 2015 at 08:19:45
Try holding alt key and press F10 repeatedly and see what happens/or f8 with alt key

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#9
October 5, 2015 at 19:52:24
The reason you formatted the drive might matter.
If the reason was that the system was having major problems then the problems are still present if they were not software related but hardware related.
You cannot access BIOS set up if your memory is bad. If the machine has sat around a while the contacts on the memory and sockets may be tarnished and they can give you the same problem as a bad memory. Take out the memory and carefully clean the metal contacts with a soft clean pencil eraser (both sides), then pop them in and out of the sockets 5 or 6 times to burnish the socket contacts and then see if this makes any difference.
Did you have Fast Boot Enabled? I understand that this makes it difficult to access BIOS because it blows by too fast but you should be able to access it with the hard drive removed (unplugged) since it cannot access the boot loader.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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