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LIvin
Novice
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DX79SR: Cannot enter bios using F2

Have upgraded this board to the latest Bios version but now I cannot enter bios with the F2 key. Before upgrading I managed, but with a little difficulty as it did not work on every attempt, but after the upgrade, nothing. I have to use the back to bios button on the back.

Anybody having the same issues?

Intel DX79SR Mobo

Transcend 128GB SSD720

16GB (2x8) Gskill RAM

EVGA GTX 770 -- NOT WORKING ON THIS BOARD

Nvidia 4600 Quadro

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Silvia_L_Intel1
Employee
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Hello Stirrem,

These are our recommendation for this issue:

 

 

Regarding the video card, I recommend you to check if there is any firmware update for it.

 

Regards.

 

LIvin
Novice
186 Views

EVGA supplied updated bios, video card works now.

Plugged keyboard into USB 3 port and set bios to defaults. Still no joy.

Will try removing the cmos battery later.

LIvin
Novice
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Removed CMOS battery as advised, this is what happened.

On first start-up a few messages came up and I am sure the first one was that it could not detect the battery and then one that said I had to reset time and date. It went into bios and reset time and date, exited saving settings and the computer restarted. I tried to re-enter bios with F2 to no avail. The second time, and this morning when I started the PC Bios does not show the F2 option on screen.

So, in short, still no fix.

Silvia_L_Intel1
Employee
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Stirrem,

This issue started after you updated the BIOS to the latest version 0559. Could you please roll back to the previous version 0553 using the recovery method?

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22113&lang=eng&OSVersion=%0A%09%09%0...

The instructions can be found on the following link:

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-023360.htm

Please let me know.

LIvin
Novice
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Finally got the time to follow the bios recovery instructions. All went to plan and I was able to enter bios on the first boot, the options showed up under the intel logo and pressing F2 allowed me in, although I did notice that the bios seemed to run a second time. But, the second time i rebooted the options did not appear and I could not get into bios. Same problem as before.

I am just wondering, could the speed of the SSD be causing this.

Silvia_L_Intel1
Employee
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Stirrem, when you have your OS installed on an SSD the system will be faster than when using a regular mechanical hard drive.

 

However, you should be able to access the BIOS page even though you are not seen the options on the splash screen.

 

So, please restart the system and once it is on, start pressing the F2 key continuously. You should be able to access BIOS without a problem.

Regards.