Issue Booting to BIOS

cgowera155002db

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Since I have gotten windows 11 and tried to play a certain game it gives me an error message that I need "tpm 2.0 and secure boot enabled" but I can't access these settings. When I try to enter BIOS(by spamming the delete key) to fix these problems, it just goes to the windows sign-in screen like usual. I have tried all of the other possible "BIOS" keys and none of them work.
 

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You have not said which motherboard you have, but some motherboards have a feature called GO2BIOS (if enabled) where if you have the system powered off, you can try holding down the power button for about 5 seconds to boot into BIOS. Otherwise in Windows 11 you should be able to try something like Settings-System-Recovery-Advanced Startup-Troubleshoot-Advanced-UEFI Firmware Settings
 
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In Windows, open the Command Prompt with admin privileges, type the following and hit Enter:

shutdown /fw /r

Then when you tell us your board model and BIOS version (it's all listed in the BIOS), we can give you more advice.
With a lot of recent boards, all you need to do is perform a BIOS update (takes all of 5 minutes) and the firmware TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot will be automatically activated afterwards.
 

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You have not said which motherboard you have, but some motherboards have a feature called GO2BIOS (if enabled) where if you have the system powered off, you can try holding down the power button for about 5 seconds to boot into BIOS. Otherwise in Windows 11 you should be able to try something like Settings-System-Recovery-Advanced Startup-Troubleshoot-Advanced-UEFI Firmware Settings
I have the PRO B660M-A DDR4 motherboard
 

cgowera155002db

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In Windows, open the Command Prompt with admin privileges, type the following and hit Enter:

shutdown /fw /r

Then when you tell us your board model and BIOS version (it's all listed in the BIOS), we can give you more advice.
With a lot of recent boards, all you need to do is perform a BIOS update (takes all of 5 minutes) and the firmware TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot will be automatically activated afterwards.
I have the PRO B660M-A DDR4 motherboard and the BIOS version is E7D43IMS.100
 

cgowera155002db

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Ok I seemed to have fixed the problem, I held delete button after restart to get into bios then I installed default keys or something then it allowed me to enable secure boot. Thanks for the help guys!
 

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You need to update your BIOS. You have the oldest BIOS version which had a lot of known bugs. Many of them are fixed in the newest BIOS, and it also enables Secure Boot by default. Even though you have solved the Secure Boot issue, i would highly recommend updating the BIOS now too. You have to do nothing other than the following (and then maybe enable XMP for your RAM, so it runs at the proper speed):

1) Get the latest BIOS. It's the topmost one on the MSI support page for your board. https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-DDR4/support
2) Extract the file and you will get a text file and the BIOS file. Put the BIOS file into the root folder of a USB stick/drive.
3) Enter the BIOS by pressing DEL during boot, go to "M-FLASH" in the BIOS.
4) Once M-Flash (the updater) is loaded, it will show a list of your drives. Select the USB stick and select the previously extracted BIOS file on there.
5) It will ask for confirmation and then update the BIOS. It's fully automatic from there, takes about two minutes.
 

cgowera155002db

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You need to update your BIOS. You have the oldest BIOS version which had a lot of known bugs. Many of them are fixed in the newest BIOS, and it also enables Secure Boot by default. Even though you have solved the Secure Boot issue, i would highly recommend updating the BIOS now too. You have to do nothing other than the following (and then maybe enable XMP for your RAM, so it runs at the proper speed):

1) Get the latest BIOS. It's the topmost one on the MSI support page for your board. https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/PRO-B660M-A-DDR4/support
2) Extract the file and you will get a text file and the BIOS file. Put the BIOS file into the root folder of a USB stick/drive.
3) Enter the BIOS by pressing DEL during boot, go to "M-FLASH" in the BIOS.
4) Once M-Flash (the updater) is loaded, it will show a list of your drives. Select the USB stick and select the previously extracted BIOS file on there.
5) It will ask for confirmation and then update the BIOS. It's fully automatic from there, takes about two minutes.
Thanks, this solved it all just as you said! Easy to follow the instructions.
 
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