Can't enter BIOS

By Firebug
Dec 16, 2013
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  1. Hi, I have a custom pc, and I am trying to turn of the automatic fan control (so I can use speedfan to control the fan speeds). to do this, I need to enter the BIOS, but I cant.

    when I boot, my pc tells me to press DEL to enter bios, and I do, and... nothing

    cue 10 , minutes restarting and mashing the hell out of my keyboard. still nothing.

    I dont have a fn key to press, its a standard keyboard, no special bios, just the standard asus bootscreen.

    any help?!?
  2. Benmar

    Benmar Newcomer, in training Posts: 53

    What kind of bios you have is it AMI BIOS, AWARD BIOS, PHOENIX BIOS ETC, try pressing f2 button..
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,383   +607

    Try using a PS/2 kb. Your USB may not be detecting in time.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,676   +868

    I dont think many people have PS/2 keyboards hanging around :p.

    If what St1ck said does not work, try updating the BIOS.
  5. czar_jesse

    czar_jesse Newcomer, in training

    I'm using AMIBIOS sir...
  6. alio matt

    alio matt Newcomer, in training

    Try holding
    escape it works like that on my asus R500VD laptop with AMI bios
  7. dansharp2014

    dansharp2014 Newcomer, in training

    I've had that trouble. For me it was the USB keyboard. For some reason or other it's not detected on startup. I used a wired keyboard and it worked.
  8. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 1,682   +152

    Try entering your your bios after a complete shutdown of windows. Then restarting windows. Some PC will not boot into the bios on just a restart of windows.
    learninmypc likes this.
  9. Philip Booth

    Philip Booth TechSpot Member Posts: 18

    I also think that using the USB keyboard often becomes troublesome as it is not detected.Try using a PS\2 keyboard as it will solve your problem.


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