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Bios menu loop and boot priority question

May 9, 2019 4:45PM PDT

I am stuck in a bios menu loop where I exit the bios menu and it restarts the computer straight back into the bios menu. I'm on the MSI Click Bios 5 menu. I have no idea what happened with my computer because it was fine yesterday.

And while I'm at it, the boot priority window I see has 3 different types of the same thing, like hard drive, CD/DVD, USB, and Network. There is the standard version and then also the UEFI and the USB versions. I don't know what any of those mean and I would really appreciate some help!

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I set all new systems like this:
May 9, 2019 4:58PM PDT

I load the BIOS defaults. If the motherboard lands back on the BIOS menu my prime suspect is a bad keyboard. Which has happened often enough...

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I can't find the default
May 9, 2019 5:13PM PDT

I've looked everywhere in this menu and I can't find where I can set the boot order to the default. Is there one usually or do I need to set it myself?

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I would have read the product manual
May 9, 2019 8:11PM PDT

But could not because I can't find which motherboard. Please share a link to your board at the MSI site to save me time.

Also, go ahead and post on MSI's own motherboard forum. https://forum-en.msi.com/

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look for
May 10, 2019 3:53PM PDT

words like optimum or safest.

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A Few Possibilities.. First, Replace The CMOS Battery
May 9, 2019 5:10PM PDT

When a CMOS battery fails, it loses the BIOS settings each time it restarts. The CMOS battery is about $5 and easy to replace. After removing the battery, wait about 5 minutes before placing the new one back and that will reset the defaults on your BIOS. See the link below for instructions:

https://www.wikihow.com/Replace-the-Battery-in-Your-PC

And before restarting the machine, be sure to unplug all USB devices (printers, external drives, etc.) from the machine.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Still looping...
May 9, 2019 6:11PM PDT

This didn't seem to help...

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Wow, That Was Quick...
May 10, 2019 11:31AM PDT

You replaced the keyboard using Bob's suggestion above, you unplugged all USB devices, plus you went out and purchased and replaced the CMOS battery in about an hour which is when you responded back to us.. Hmmm

Here, the next test would be to swap in an exact replacement of the motherboard because the motherboard is probably the culprit.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Sad when it points back to the motherboard.
May 10, 2019 11:37AM PDT

I think we covered the usual but one last thing.

If Conroyale did complete all that, before I replace the motherboard I would update the BIOS just in case. I don't think it's that but hey, I've been chastised for the rare 1 in thousands time it was.

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