04-24-2012 04:54 PM
I have a Pavillion Elite e9280f desktop. When I start the computer, I'm prompted to press F10 to enter the BIOS settings. However, pressing F10 has no effect - I've pressed it once, I've pressed it repeatedly, I've held the F10 key down - in all cases, the boot process continues after a few seconds and I get "Starting Windows". I'm wondering if this is related to the HP USB keyboard that came with the PC, but mostly I'm wondering how I can access the BIOS settings if pressing the F10 does not work!!
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04-24-2012 06:59 PM
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04-26-2012 05:34 PM
I shut down the computer (power off). Pressed the power on button and immediately began pressing F10 about once per second. Continued to do so after the HP screen indicating press F10 to enter settings appeared, until "Starting Windows" appeared and Windows took over. So...that method did not resolve the problem.
Also tried a warm boot, pressing F10 duing Windows Shut Down, all the way through the HP screen until "Starting Windows" appeared and Windows took over, so that did not work either. Probblem is not resolved.
05-13-2012 12:32 PM
I then unplugged all non-essential items from the PC and restarted. This time F10 actually got me into the BIOS settings. By process of elimination, I determined it was the external USB hub that was hanging the PC when it was attempting to enter Setup. I have no idea why that should be a low level issue, but hopefully this post will save someone else many frustrating moments trying to access the BIOS.