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Can't enter BIOS setup with F2

I can't enter BIOS setup by pressing the F2 key on start-up. F11 works and lets me set the boot order so I know it's not a keyboard problem.

I've also tried clearing CMOS as well. That didn't help.

I've also upgraded the BIOS to the latest version. That didn't help. I still can't enter BIOS setup.

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  • SBal May 08, 2008

    Yes, sorry I forgot to add that I also verified that the F2 key actually does work.

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    To XRAYRON, yes I repeatedly hit F2 as soon as power on. Sorry for not clarifying. I've worked with enough mb that I kind take it for granted as that being the way of getting into the BIOS setup.

    To Danmart, I'll try those tonight after I get home from work. And yes, after posting this yesterday, I tried a different keyboard -- no dice.

  • SBal May 09, 2008

    Those alternate key combos didn't work. It also dawned on me that none of the normal POST output is displayed. Might be time for a new motherboard.

  • Ronald Tisdale
    Ronald Tisdale May 11, 2010

    I'm curious if you have pressed F2 over and over and over as soon as you turn the PC on. Like hit power and start hitting F2 I've had a few mobos that would only goto bios like that.

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Found this solution online. This suggestion did resolve my problem: " I confirm for my Microsoft Natural Multimedia keyboard. It has an F-lock key at the right of F12. By default, all function keys do the actions Microsoft assigned for them: Help, Undo, Redo, New, Open, Close, Reply, Forward, Send, Spell, Save and Print. If you want them to work as regular F1...F12, you have to enable F-lock after every reboot. Very aggravating. There's a way to swap the function roles in Windows, but F-lock still needs to be enabled at boot time after the keyboard is reset to be able to use F keys normally in BIOS or DOS."

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To XRAYRON, yes I repeatedly hit F2 as soon as power on. Sorry for not clarifying. I've worked with enough mb that I kind take it for granted as that being the way of getting into the BIOS setup.

To Danmart, I'll try those tonight after I get home from work. And yes, after posting this yesterday, I tried a different keyboard -- no dice.

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Try Ctrl-Del
hold down escape key
hold down delete key
Tap the F2 key
Hold down escape & tap F2 key
P.S. u are doing this at different boot up times NOT all at the same time.
Did u change the keyboard?

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Try using another application that has a use for the F2 key. I'm not totally convinced that your keyboard is good. It is possible for just one key to fail. Happens quite often.

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