I finally got my computer all put together, reset CMOS, set my boot sequence and installed Windows 7 64bit. Everything went great, except now I can't enter the BIOS to do any tweaking. I press DEL nothing happens, Windows continues to boot up. In fact Windows boots up no matter what button I press. I have an MSI 770-G45 mainboard. Anyone have an idea what is happening? Or Do I need to reset the CMOS and enter BIOS again like the first time?
Are you using a wireless or USB keyboard ?? -- sometimes the USB ports do not get initialized in the proper order to start the keyboard keys from being read in time to enter BIOS -- try using aa wired ps2 keyboard and see if that will enter the BIOS correctly.
This is not a feasible solution.
But then again, why do you want to go into bios ? Do you want to overclock ? There are software-based methods of overcloking...
Try getting into bios via your way(CMOS reset), and set everything to default. Then try again to access it.
And you still didn't tell us what sort of keyboard you have
Sorry, I have a PS/2 keyboard. I was going to try a core unlock? But, if everything else is running fine I don't think I am going to mess with it. Just kinda weird that I can only access the BIOS one time and that's after a complete reset of the CMOS
That MSI splash screen is hiding the POST screens where you would see the "Press DEL to enter SETUP" message.
When you cleared the CMOS the default setting for CMOS Setup Utility --> Advanced BIOS Features --> Full Screen Logo Display is set to [Enabled]. You need to change this setting to [Disabled] so that the POST screens will be shown.
You should be pressing the Delete key repeatedly before or just as the MSI Full Screen Logo is beginning to be displayed. Wait for the CMOS Setup Utility screen to show up.