Can't access BIOS on msi laptop

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poochyena
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Can't access BIOS on msi laptop

Postby poochyena » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:44 pm UTC

I recenty got a new laptop, but i can't seem to be able to enter bios
I want to be able to put a CD in and use linux.

When it starts up, only the MSI logo apears
I have tried all the F keys, esc, delete, tab... i pressed just about every key.

any ideas?

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Re: Can't access BIOS on msi laptop

Postby Volcano99 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:07 am UTC

A friend had this problem recently. All he had to do was to press the fn + the correct F key.

I hope this works for you too!

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Re: Can't access BIOS on msi laptop

Postby Jorpho » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:12 am UTC

poochyena wrote:any ideas?
RTFM?

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Re: Can't access BIOS on msi laptop

Postby poochyena » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:34 am UTC

Volcano99 wrote:A friend had this problem recently. All he had to do was to press the fn + the correct F key.

I hope this works for you too!

tried it, didn't work

Jorpho wrote:
poochyena wrote:any ideas?
RTFM?


the manual the laptop came with was extremely basic, basicly just told you how to press the power button.
some research told me i have to press the delete key, and that didn't work either.

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Re: Can't access BIOS on msi laptop

Postby Jorpho » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:50 am UTC

So find a better manual. :P You're telling me there's nothing at all on the MSI website, or any kind of documentation on the hard drive?

You could of course just tell us the model of the laptop.

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Re: Can't access BIOS on msi laptop

Postby poochyena » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:43 pm UTC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834152406

I had pressed the delete button several times before, but this time i spam pressed it, and it worked!
I set the boot prioity to CD/DVD... but it still doesn't boot up puppy linux...
it worked on my other laptop and desktop just a few days ago.

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Re: Can't access BIOS on msi laptop

Postby Jorpho » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:58 pm UTC

poochyena wrote:I set the boot prioity to CD/DVD... but it still doesn't boot up puppy linux...
"It doesn't boot" isn't terribly helpful. Does it just boot into Windows? Do you just get a blank screen? Do you get some kind of error message? Details, details.

If your laptop is normally running Windows 8, it seems you will also have to change the BIOS mode from UEFI to Legacy. See http://us.informatiweb.net/tutoriels/14 ... aptop.html .

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Re: Can't access BIOS on msi laptop

Postby poochyena » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:16 am UTC

that worked, thanks.


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