Can't access my BIOS set up

By sakman21
Oct 17, 2011
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  1. Hi all,

    I decided to re-install my OS on Saturday as my kids had filled it with a lot of junk and I thought a nice clean re-install would be a good idea. Switched the boot sequence to CD drive and off I went. No problem until I had finished the installation and when I tried to get into the BIOS set up I can't, the screen simply hangs on the Asus graphic with the words "Press Del to go to set up". The issue I have now is that I need to have a boot CD in to continue to use the PC.

    Can anyone think of any reason why I can't access the BIOS setup or is there another way in?

    MoBo - Asus PG5c - mx/1333
    OS - XP Pro SP3

    Many thanks

  2. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Are you using a usb keyboard or hardwired? This can be a problem at times with a usb keyboard.
  3. sakman21

    sakman21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Mizzou,

    I am using a USB keyboard, although there is an ols style keyboard socket in the back.

  4. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Might be worth trying to find a wired keyboard to see if it helps. I also normally use a usb keyboard but keep an old style handy just in case.

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