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Cannot access BIOS

Windows 7 64-bit
Motherboard: F1A75-M Asus
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracude 7200 Sata 3.0 320GB
Processor: Llano AMD A8-3850 2.9GHz Quad Core
Memory: 12gigs DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance RAM
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX560Ti - 2gb GDDR5 - 256bit
(Dual Monitor - DVI)
Power Supply: 500w Apevia
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When I boot or reboot my screen remains black for about 3-5 minutes and then Windows will boot.

I do not see my boot screen (where it says "Press DEL to enter BIOS"), nor am I able to boot into Safe Mode holding down the F8 key.


Any ideas on what could possibly be causing this?

The system is brand new, and windows was just installed for the first time about 4 days ago. I have never been able to enter BIOS or start in Safe Mode.
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  1. Hi there, do u have possibly running some AV boot scan?
  2. I am using Avast, but there are no scheduled boot scans.

    No text or anything goes by in the 3-5 minutes, it's just a solid black screen during that time, then boots into Windows 7.
  3. OK, did u tried to reinstall the video drivers?
  4. I've not tried to reinstall the video drivers yet. I am using the most current drivers for my video card though. Once the computer boots, I don't have any issues with games / movies or anything. I'm not too sure that would be the cause? >_<
  5. Could be the driver or weak PSU.


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    TDP: 210W GPU
  6. Just keep pressing DEL during start up.
  7. How old is the mobo?
  8. are there any tools that I could use to test my PSU, to see if I need to get a higher watt one? Or how would I go about figuring that out?
  9. The entire system is brand new, purchased about a week ago.
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  11. Best answer selected by ItsGopher.
  12. nikorr said:

    Thanks!
  13. so it says my recommended minimum is 500 / 550.

    The 50 watts would prevent me from entering bios or starting in safe mode?
  14. ItsGopher said:
    so it says my recommended minimum is 500 / 550.

    The 50 watts would prevent me from entering bios or starting in safe mode?

    Well, when u don't have enough power, the system may not function properly.

    Also, better brand name PSU could be much better for the life of all the components.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
    $49.99 after mail-in rebate card
  15. I would like to bump this as it's not resolved.

    I upgraded my PSU to a corsair 600w, and the issue is still occurring.
  16. ItsGopher said:
    I would like to bump this as it's not resolved.

    I upgraded my PSU to a corsair 600w, and the issue is still occurring.

    I don't think it could be removed. Once it is awarded the best answer, it is the system generated msg, as solved and I can't edit that out. But I will help u out with this.
  17. Check your Right column for message.
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