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can't enter bios on my laptop
« on: 07-December-11, 18:40:43 »

here is my problem
i can't enter the bios
and here is why
i have a new msi cr640 notebook
and i installed a Ubuntu on it alongside windows 7 (dual boot)
but i decided to remove Ubuntu so i went to windows and formatted the Ubuntu partition throw disk management
and when i turn on my computer i get
"error : no such partition"
"grub rescue >"
and when i press "delete" nothing happens
so i can't enter the bios to change the boot sequence
i need to boot from cd in order to fix
but i can't enter the bios  :shocked: :nooo:
Please help
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #1 on: 07-December-11, 19:01:09 »

seems you press the key too late, reboot and try again

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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #2 on: 07-December-11, 19:06:01 »

i don't think i pressed it too late
i tried like a 100 times
what could be the problem?
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #3 on: 07-December-11, 19:06:59 »

then your keyboard isn't working or this key at least

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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #4 on: 07-December-11, 19:11:28 »

my keyboard is fine and the key is working
i can press ctrl+alt+delete to reboot and it works
but still can't get into bios
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #5 on: 07-December-11, 19:12:46 »

what key you're pressing?

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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #6 on: 07-December-11, 19:14:52 »

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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #7 on: 07-December-11, 19:30:10 »

is there an alternate way to get into bios
like another key combination or something else
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #8 on: 07-December-11, 19:31:41 »

nop, try with add on keyboard

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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #9 on: 07-December-11, 19:38:55 »

add on keyboard that i can connect are all usb so they will not work
(i tried earlier)  :(
did not work   :(

 
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #10 on: 07-December-11, 19:40:56 »

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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #11 on: 07-December-11, 19:41:57 »

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and when i press "delete" nothing happens
so i can't enter the bios to change the boot sequence
i need to boot from cd in order to fix

what if you press "F11" then? [for BBS popup]

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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #12 on: 07-December-11, 19:43:36 »

Press F11 and boot a Win7 USB/DVD, then do a fixboot / fixmbr and the problem should be fixed.
No need to enter the BIOS as it's NOT a BIOS problem, but Grub installed itself partly in the MBR, as you removed Linux you deleted Grub partly.
In short, you need to boot Windows recovery and let it fix the boot-problem, that should restore the MBR.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4836283_repair-mbr-windows.html

As this is not a BIOS issue, I more it off-topic technical.
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #13 on: 07-December-11, 20:01:20 »

F11 did not get me inside the bios
F11 is not doing anything
but you talk like it should work
am i missing something here?
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #14 on: 07-December-11, 20:05:36 »

F11 does not enter the BIOS, but it brings up the Boot Menu, from where you can select which device to boot from.
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #15 on: 07-December-11, 20:10:54 »

and the ec reset did not do anything
i mean i still can't enter bios
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #16 on: 07-December-11, 20:12:42 »

F11 did not bring any menu ?
so what could be wrong ?
i just don't get it
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #17 on: 07-December-11, 20:22:28 »

You are simply too late with pressing it, or too early.
Don't keep it pressed, as soon as you see the MSI logo press it multiple times, but don't hold it!
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #18 on: 07-December-11, 20:35:11 »

i don't see any msi logo
and i pressed it many times
i don't think i press it early or late
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #19 on: 07-December-11, 20:41:27 »

here is something
in order to shutdown the laptop
i have to press the power button one time only
is this ok?
but still F11 and delete are not doing anything
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #20 on: 07-December-11, 21:00:31 »

i just don't get it
please please help
i need ma laptop to work
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #21 on: 07-December-11, 21:05:08 »

Remove battery and psu power for 5 minutes, reconnect them and try again.

To poweroff the machine, press the powerbutton for >4 seconds and wait for it to shutdown completely.
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #22 on: 07-December-11, 21:54:59 »

i tried that its the same as ec reset (tried it again)
but no luck
what could be the problem
how in the world can grub prevent me from getting into the bios ?
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #23 on: 07-December-11, 23:01:37 »

 ;-((
i just need my laptop so much
how can i force it of booting from cd and not drom hard-drive without the bios

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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #24 on: 08-December-11, 00:59:03 »

I think this might apply:
Question
When I try to power on my laptop, I can only see below information on screen and cannot enter BIOS Setup Utility either. Reboot and Select proper Boot device Or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key. Product Line: Notebook Type: System Instability Product Name: CR640, CX640, CX640MX Lastest Updated: Fri, 08 Jul 2011

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This is the consequence of protection mechanism of Time Stamp that trying to prevent the data stored in the HDD from malicious attack. In fact, all data is still stored in the HDD without damage. Please follow attached SOP to unlock your system.
File
Download  http://www.msi.com/service/faq/2187.html

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I wrote the following words before, because an Intel laptop is not in my domains:
It is hard to believe you need it, the things you do to it.  :smile:
BIOS comes before any partition or hard disk. If you can read any messages from Ubuntu or Windows you are too late. So right after power on you start hitting the Del-key.
You are sure it is F11? Not F10?
BIOS is also in charge of a simple keyboard function, why it is strange nothing happens.
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #25 on: 08-December-11, 02:37:08 »

this did not work i can't get anything to load from the dvd drive
the grub rescue is blocking me
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #26 on: 08-December-11, 02:53:32 »

either do a reboot or from a cold restart with machine off and as soon as it starts , start tapping the f11 key, then you should get the boot screen to boot from cd.
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #27 on: 08-December-11, 08:22:59 »

what is cold restart ??
and i always tab F11 asa soon as i start the laptop but i get no menu
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #28 on: 08-December-11, 09:45:41 »

Grub is only loaded AFTER anything BIOS related, it has nothing to do with the BIOS.
When you see Grub you already passed the BIOS.

Please goto a computer shop and let them help you, as it seems you do something wrong.
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #29 on: 08-December-11, 16:34:41 »

that's the problem
grub should not do anything to the bios
and i think the problem is that my hard drive is locked
because of time stamp
so i don't know what to do
anyway i will call some computer shop to help me
if anyone has any idea he is welcomed
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #30 on: 08-December-11, 17:24:42 »

i think this is my case
http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-39756-keyboard-not-working-plz-help
i mean i did not install the win-flash from msi after installing windows 7
i tried to hold down the power button for 30 seconds but it did not work
but is there something like this for msi
i mean could the keyboard not be working on boot and after the grub shows up it starts to work?
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #31 on: 08-December-11, 22:33:44 »

so no one have more ideas of what could be the problem
by the way i am not a noob and i have some experience in Computers
so don't tell me that i am doing something wrong
it's the first time that i get a grub or a dos to handle boot but this time is special that it's on laptop
and i think that i can't enter the bios because of some safety reasons that msi have.
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #32 on: 09-December-11, 01:28:37 »

You do not understand completely. Hard disk is irrelevant. You can take the hard disk out and still reach BIOS from the keyboard. Okey, the keyboard is perhaps damaged, but why would it be?
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #33 on: 09-December-11, 12:11:38 »

I'm sorry, but please seek help, as BIOS and Grub have nothing to do with eachother.
Nor does it matter if your harddisk is locked or not.
Grub is installed on the harddisk!
Remove the harddisk and Grub is gone.
As I said many times now, Grub is loaded AFTER the BIOS.

So if you can't enter the BIOS your machine is broken, also when you start you MUST see the MSI Logo or BIOS start information.
The BIOS is waaaaaay before Grub is loaded.

Grub is NOT the problem and it does not hold you out of the BIOS.
Grub is only in the way of starting Windows because it replaced the Windows bootloader on the harddisk, but that is NOT affecting the BIOS in any way.

Get help from a shop or computer-nerd-friend, please.
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Re: can't enter bios on my laptop
« Reply #34 on: 09-December-11, 18:22:59 »

anyway my laptop is still in warranty so i will call them to pick it up
and i don't know why my keyboard is damaged (if it is)
and i know that it's has nothing to do with the hard disk or grub
i know that the bios is so much "closer" to the hardware than any OS
i am just confused because this is the first time to have something like this
anyway thanks for the help .

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