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How do I enter set up on my "asuse P5N SLI motherboard?

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I need to re run windows on this XP machine with an asuse P5N SLI motherboard a chore which I have done several times before. However as the first screen comes up it says to push DEL to enter set up. When I do that it just boots right on through.

I don't understand why I am not able to bring up the BIOS in order to change the boot order so I can re format & re install xp.
 I have tried tapping f8, DEL, what am I forgetting or overlooking?

Some expert guidance would certinally be in order at this time........
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by:rockiroads
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Well sometimes its other keys also like F2, F12 etc

perhaps its worth trying all start from F12 and go down
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by:rockiroads
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well DEL should work, but suggestion might also be to try INS? http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/a/biosaccess_mb.htm

I don't know with this mobo but are there any jumper settings that disable bios access? you may need to consult your manual or check for a manual on the asus support wesbite

other thing maybe is try another keyboard just in case there is something wrong with yours

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by:nobus
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if the screen  says DEL - then it is DEl key. but your keyboard may be bad, or not recognised.
what keyboard do you use?   if USB, try with PS/2, and check in the usb section that the usb keybord is enabled !
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by:xema
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You can also try [F10] to change the boot order
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I have tried all the solutions offered, all to no avail! I just can't understand what has caused this blockage of the access to the BIOS. The baffeling thing is that I have re ran winfdows on this system before with no problems.

Bottom line..........

I was never able to change the boot order, thus could not boot to CD to re install windows.

I took the hard drive out & connected it to another computer, changed boot order, re formatted & re installed wondows. Then I removed the hard drive from that machine & replaced it back in the orriginal system. Then I installed the motherboard drivers etc. It now workes great!

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I went back to see if setup could be accessed after all was completed. Still unable to access set up!
Still a mystrey but the repairs have been completed. I would be interested in any further insite anyone may be able to shed on this mystrey.

Any further light on the subject would be
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by:nobus
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you tried another keyboard?  ps/2
most asus boards have a bios recovery (easy flash) accessible with Alt+f2 at boot - did you try that as well?

and you tested the keyboard that it is functional?
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by:TechGeezer
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Note to nobus:

I have had the bod keyboard issue a couple of times over the years & thought that qwas probably the key when it was mentioned. I tried 3 different keyboards both ps2 & usb. I then tested them on another computer. I will try the alt/f2

Thanks for your concern.
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by:nobus
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post results !
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by:nobus
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what happened with alt/f2 ??
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