The MSI motherboard BIOS controls the boot process while your computer boots up. The process is known as POST or Power On Self Test, in this process the BIOS controlling unit will check for CPU, RAM, POWER, and other device attachments such as Mouse, Keyboard, Printer, and joysticks. When the system is unable to boot to the Windows OS, it is considered as the boot failure or the BIOS is unable to detect the boot device and your computer won’t be able to POST, the first thing you should check is the BIOS Settings on your Computer. This way you can ensure that all the devices are connected correctly and there is no hardware failure.
MSI is a well-known name in the Motherboards market. The company has been around for more than 20 years. They offer all sorts of products from Laptops and desktops to High-end Graphics cards, Motherboards, and Monitors. MSI Motherboard is a well-known motherboard among gamers. It offers high-end performance and Superb build quality. Their products are specially designed for games and you will find almost every gaming-related product on their official website.
Below we are writing a detailed guide for you to easily access the BIOS settings on MSI Motherboard.
- 1 How to get to MSI Motherboard’s BIOS Settings
- 2 How to Enter MSI BIOS with No Password
- 3 How to Enter MSI BIOS which has Password
How to get to MSI Motherboard’s BIOS Settings
There are two methods to enter into the MSI BIOS settings. The first method is for people who have not set the password while the second one will teach you to enter the MSI BIOS settings with a password.
How to Enter MSI BIOS with No Password
Restart your computer and press the “DEL” key while the system is booting up to enter the BIOS Settings on the MSI Motherboard. In some cases, you need to use the F2 key instead of the DEL key to enter the BIOS setup.
You have to make this process as quick as possible as Windows 10 has a good boot-up speed because of which you might miss your chance of entering the BIOS settings. If the process is successful, the Computer will blink and restart again to enter into the BIOS Setting to perform POST. If you see an MSI Logo appearing on your screen then press the “Tab” key on your keyboard to enter the MSI BIOS Setting.
Visit MSI.com and enter the model name in the search box given at the top-right corner. for example, if you are using the MEG Z490 GODLIKE motherboard then type “MEG Z490 GODLIKE” without quotes and hit enter.
Click on the Manual button below the product description. On the next screen, select your preferred language and download the Manual on your Computer.
Follow the instructions given in the manual to make your changes. Once done, click on the Save Changes and Exit button on the bios screen to exit it.
How to Enter MSI BIOS which has Password
Setting up an administrative password will not only secure your Computer but will also help you to Lock your BIOS screen and restrict anyone from entering it. However, if you are struggling to enter the BIOS setup which has Password enabled, follow these steps
Restart your computer and press the DEL key as the system is booting up to enter the MSI BIOS settings. Sometimes, you might have to use the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup.
If you see the MSI Logo appearing on your screen, press the tab key and then press the DEL Key.
It will ask you to Enter the Password. Put your Administrator password and hit the “Enter Key” to open MSI BIOS Settings for password enabled system. If the password is incorrect, the system will notify you about it, Try entering the correct password to enter successfully.
Visit the official website of msi.com and enter your product name in the search box. Click on the manual button below the product description on the search results page. On the following window, select the manual language and download it on your computer. Follow the instructions given in the manual to successfully apply the changes.
Finally, hit the Save Changes and Exit button and enter into your Windows Operating system to check if the changes are applied.
If you forgot your MSI BIOS administrator password then you have to unscrew your laptop/ Computer. By using the MSI Motherboard manual, locate jumper JBAT1 on your motherboard. remove the jumper from pin 1 and 2 and place it on jumper 2 and 3, Wait for at least half a minute and then change it back again to pin 1 and pin 2. This will reset the BIOS to default factory settings where the password will be removed.
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