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Missing Bios?

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January 11, 2013 1:57:31 PM

I have just finished my new build (after a lot of struggle).
The board is MSI P67a-GD53 B3,
I'm in windows now, and I'm trying to download the bios update so I can install my ivy bridge processor, but I have a problem. It appears that I originally have no BIOS in the first place, so I am unable to upgrade.
I get the error message:
"NTDLR is missing - Press any key to restart"
I press a key and it goes into windows...
Did I miss something while building, is there any reason I don't have any BIOS?
Any solutions to this?

Cheers guys

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a b V Motherboard
January 11, 2013 2:04:55 PM

NTDLR isn't a reference to the BIOS but rather the Windows bootloader. If you had no BIOS you'd have a dead PC. But that message is strange since Windows works. Ordinarily when you get that message Windows is corrupt and can't start.
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January 11, 2013 2:11:27 PM

I know guys but my motherboard has no "press f2 to access bios" etc etc. I had to use system restore which failed, then went through to cmd and ran the windows installation from there but I have no access to BIOS. When the MSI motherboard Military class blah blah thing appears, I have no option to enter BIOS. There must be something I am missing here. I have absolutely no experience with MSI boards and my windows is fresh install.
January 11, 2013 2:17:35 PM

I have done a search of my windows and I can't find a boot.ini file. Could this may be the cause?
a b V Motherboard
January 11, 2013 2:28:49 PM

Mash the del key on bootup and see if you have any success, that is the BIOS access button for your board.
January 11, 2013 2:39:56 PM

Success! thank you. Now how to fix the NTDLR error? On windows 7 at the moment, need to upgrade this processor! Not happy with i3 2120
a b V Motherboard
January 11, 2013 2:50:56 PM

Upgrade your BIOS, change your CPU, then I would do a reinstall of Windows, probably couldn't hurt to run a chkdisk on your HDD either.