ASUS laptops are one of the leaders in today’s market (good value for money). Well, since they are in demand. then there are always enough questions on them.
In today’s article I want to touch on one of them. namely, BIOS entry (or UEFI on newer device modifications). Most often, this must be done to boot from the installation flash drive (for example, to update / install Windows), to disconnect some devices, view the model of components, etc.
Note : The article abounds with explanatory screenshots. Some of the details that you see on the screenshots may vary slightly with yours, depending on the software version of your device (but all the steps will be similar for laptops of this brand).
3 Ways to Enter BIOS / UEFI on ASUS Laptops
- First turn off the laptop;
- Then hold down the F2 button;
- Without releasing the F2 button, turn on the device;
- Do not release the F2 button until the main BIOS / UEFI page appears.
Method 1. hold down F2 and turn on the laptop
Note: instead "clamping" F2 keys. You can often press it immediately after turning on the laptop. The action will be similar, you should also see the main BIOS settings page.
Regarding the choice of media to boot, you must open the section "BOOT" (loading). Below I will consider the 2 most popular software options.
On newer ASUS laptops, instead of BIOS, UEFI is used: at the bottom of the screen there are several links. Press on "Advanced Mode (F7)" (you can also press F8 to select the media, a boot menu will open where you can select all available drives to boot).
Advanced Mode F7 (alternative settings). Clickable. ASUS Notebook
In subsection "BOOT" in line "Boot Option # 1" You can select and specify the media from which you want to boot. After changing the settings, do not forget to save them (F10 key or select from the menu "Save and Exit" (i.e. save the settings and exit)).
Select bootable media
In older laptops, meet the familiar BIOS: here you can immediately open the BOOT section and indicate in the line "Boot Option # 1" required drive (flash drive). Saving settings also by pressing F10.
Select bootable media (ASUS)
This method is somewhat different from the first: the fact is that we do not open the BIOS itself, but the boot menu: from it you can quickly select the USB flash drive or disk from which you want to boot (very convenient, and it is unnecessary to change any BIOS settings).
I note that in the boot menu there is also a link to enter the BIOS. So, if you have a problem with the F2 key, try using ESC!
- First of all, turn off the laptop;
- Then hold down the ESC key;
- Without releasing ESC, turn on the laptop;
- Hold the ESC key until the boot menu appears in front of us.
Method 2. hold down the ESC key and turn on the laptop
The boot menu is a simple list of devices (disks, flash drives, etc. drives) from which you can boot.
In my example below, there are 3 lines:
- Windows Boot Manager. This is loading the installed Windows OS;
- Power Plus booting from a USB flash drive;
- Enter Setup. Entering BIOS / UEFI settings.
Select boot option
Method 3: for Windows 10 users
If the previous methods did not work for you (for example, with problems with the keyboard this may be), then you can resort to others. Let me give you a couple of options for those who use modern Windows 10.
- Open the START / Settings menu;
- Then section "Update and Security";
- This section should have a tab "Recovery";
- Look for the title "Special boot options" and press the button "Reload".
Special boot option
After rebooting the device, a blue screen with special boot options will automatically pop up. Choose an option "Troubleshooting" , and then "Extra options". See below for screenshots.
Action selection. diagnostics (clickable)
Next, select the option "UEFI Firmware Options". and agree to reboot.
Additional parameters (login to UEFI)
Next, you will automatically see the main UEFI / BIOS settings page.
- Press a combination of buttons WINR;
- In popup window "Run" enter command powercfg.cpl ;
- Should open the settings window "Power supply": in the left menu, select "Power Button Action".
Control Panel-Equipment and Sound-Power
Next, click the link at the top of the screen. "Change settings that are currently unavailable" (see screen below).
Change settings that are currently unavailable
Now the completion parameters should become active: you need to uncheck the item "Enable quick start". Then save the settings and restart the laptop.
Turn off quick start
After reboot you will see "blue" multi-options screen: click option "Select other options" , either immediately "Troubleshooting" , if this download option is immediately available (See two screenshots below).
Further in the section "Diagnostics" select subsection "Extra options".
And further option "UEFI Firmware Options".
UEFI Firmware Options
Agree to reboot. After it, the laptop itself will automatically open the main page (Main) of the BIOS settings.
Reboot (after which the laptop itself will automatically open the UEFI / BIOS main page)
That, in fact, is all. I hope one of the options works for you.
Add-ons, as always, are welcome.