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Hi, not ablle to boot into my BIOS.  When my machine boots up i click on delete and the screen just goes blank.  My os is Windows 8 and my BIOS is O.E.M
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 39993660
On a number of Windows 8 machines you actually get access to the BIOS by changing your settings in Windows.

To get there you need to first set the computer to reboot into the Boot Options Menu:

WinKey + C to get the Charms Bar and click on the Settings cogwheel
General Tab
Find Advanced Startup and click "Restart Now"


In the Boot Options Menu
Troubleshoot
UEFI Firmware Settings

Will take you to the BIOS
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rindi earned 1000 total points
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If the PC has an UEFI BIOS like all the PC that were sold with Windows 8, you  are probably just too slow when you bootup. UEFI type BIOS's boot up very fast and you hardly have enough time to press the BIOS key when you bootup.

But you should be able to access the BIOS from within your OS via the control panel.

A further issue could be that you are pressing the wrong key. Not all PC's use DEL, so check it's manual...
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by:Madforpowershell
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How do access the Bios through the control panel,  Power supply seems to be making loads of noise and smelt burning. Power setting on high
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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I suppose this is the same issue right?
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by:Madforpowershell
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Yes
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by:rindi
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Masquerade has given a way to access the BIOS via the control panel. OTherwise you could also check your manual. PC specific details, which can be different by manufacturer and PC model, should be explained more detailed there.
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by:nobus
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if you post the pc model - we can help better
maybe it's the F10, F2, or Esc key ..
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by:Madforpowershell
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Pre built.  When i restart the maching it says del to enter bios. Bios Dual ufi
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by:nobus
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the time for pushing the del key ùay be less than 25 milliseconds - so you'll nee a fast hand, and several retries
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by:rindi
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Why did you accept that as the answer?

In my first comment I said:

"UEFI type BIOS's boot up very fast and you hardly have enough time to press the BIOS key when you bootup", which basically says the same thing as nobus' comment which was posted 2 days after mine...
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by:nobus
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maybe the precision counted : 25 msec
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