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Cannot access BIOS even with hard drive unplugged.

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Compaq CQ200 PC. IPXSB-DM Motherboard.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Title says it all but we’ve been trying to access the BIOS in every way we know. The BIOS manufacturer is AMI and the computer is a Compaq CQ2000 with an IPXSB-DM Cork 2 motherboard which is manufactured by Pegatron.


Access key doesn’t work as when the pc boots up there is no screen with the blinking type light (or MS-DOS) it goes straight from off to windows screen. Turned off fast start up but no luck.


There were two jumpers on the CMOS pins (5-3 & 6-4) and so after clearing CMOS by moving jumper from pins 6-4 to 4-2 and waiting for a minute and then moving the jumper back, the BIOS still wont load using access key or holding down shift and letting windows load > toubleshoot > UEFI firmware > restart.


After that we unplugged the hard drive and you guessed it, nothing.


Side note: when we unplugged the hard drive and turned the PC on the keyboard powered on and stayed on much quicker then when the hard drive was plugged in. I’m not sure if this is to do with windows but we realised that the keyboard would not power on until windows was loading so no option to use the access keys but I dont think this would have mattered anyway.


Thanks for any help. It’s much appreciated at this point.

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