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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎10-07-2010
Message 1 of 6 (15,420 Views)

Cannot access BIOS setup for HP a6200n desktop

Hi -


I tried to access the BIOS settings for my desktop yesterday but cannot.  Upon reboot, I press the F10 key and a black screen appear with just a cursor blinking on the upper left hand corner of the screen.  It just stay on that screen forever until I press the power button to turn off the machine.  However - I am able to access the Boot Menu screen by pressing the ESC key after reboot.  Does anyone know how I can get into my BIOS setting?  Thanks.



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Re: Cannot access BIOS setup for HP a6200n desktop

Have you tried to Flash the BIOS with the latest version?


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    Re: Cannot access BIOS setup for HP a6200n desktop

    [ Edited ]

    Try clearing the CMOS.

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    Honor Student
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    Message 4 of 6 (13,250 Views)

    Re: Cannot access BIOS setup for HP a6200n desktop

    I have the exact same problem. Nothing works. If you remove the battery, will work for a couple of days. Believe it's a bad memory, but cannot get to boot from the CD to read memtest86. How can you flash the cmos if you cannot logon ?

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    Message 5 of 6 (12,052 Views)

    Re: Cannot access BIOS setup for HP a6200n desktop

    I stumbled across this post as I had the same issue a while back.  I posted my solution here:


    It was basically related to the video card that I was using.

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    Message 6 of 6 (7,802 Views)

    Re: Cannot access BIOS setup for HP a6200n desktop

    Asd Stupid as this may looks,  use another Screen.... i do not know why but had exactly teh same problem, tryied same steps... Clear, new keyboard, new mouse, no network, no HDD, Bios Flash... all done that... hade same problem with another computer used at the same place, then i TRYIED to switch screen even if that as absoltely no relation to that problem them BAM!!! Worked,  tryied the old screen back ( in case that was a luck ) and same problem, new screen F10 and everything ok....  on Both Computer, reverted back to old keyboard, mouse, hdd etc still OK the incompatibility was with the screen.... (adn only for bios, so i left the screen in place)


    Computer: HP XL510AV  HP 6200 Pro

    Monitor : HP M700


    That is exaclty one of teh reason of almost all Computer Tech over 50 have almost no Hair anymore!!!

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