BIOS is hardware-specific software that determines how the PC will function from boot up to load of the operating system. In this article, you will learn what it is, why it’s important, and a few steps on how to access it when using an MSI motherboard.
How To Access BIOS on MSI Motherboards
To access the BIOS on MSI motherboards, you must press and hold the “Delete” key while powering on your computer.
If you are using a custom or overclocked motherboard, be sure to enter the BIOS setup before you begin modifying it. Most MSI motherboards have a default password that you can change if necessary.
Why you need to get into BIOS
This guide will show you how to get into BIOS on MSI motherboards. This is an important task for those who want to tweak their system’s settings and improve its performance.
By default, most MSI motherboards have a locked BIOS that is not accessible by users. However, there are several ways to get into the BIOS and make changes. In this guide, we will show you two methods:
The first method is to use a bootable USB drive. This method is useful if you do not have access to the motherboard’s built-in BIOS menu or need to change your BIOS settings but do not want to lose your current configuration.
To use this method, insert a USB drive into the computer and power it on. Then, press theDelete key when prompted by Windows to start the recovery process.
After completing the recovery process, restart your computer and press F2 during startup to enter the BIOS menu. You can change your system’s settings or load a custom UEFI firmware image onto your motherboard.
The second method uses a live CD or USB flash drive containing a pre-made BIOS update file. This file contains all of the required information needed to update your motherboard’s firmware without having to restore your computer from a backup.
To use this method, insert the live CD or USB flash drive into your computer and power it on. Then, press F10 during startup to enter the BIOS menu. You can update your motherboard’s firmware using the live CD or USB flash drive.
What Can You Do in BIOS
This article will show you how to get into BIOS on MSI motherboards. This is useful if you are having trouble with your computer or want to tweak some settings.
Some MSI motherboards have a button near the front of the motherboard that will enter BIOS mode when pressed. Others require a reboot to enter BIOS mode. The following steps will show you how to get into BIOS on an MSI motherboard that requires a reboot:
- Shut down your computer and unplug it from power.
- Hold down the “delete” key on your keyboard while plugging your computer back into power.
- You should see a message that says, “Press F8 to enter setup” or something similar if your motherboard has a boot menu option.
- Press F8 and wait for the menu to appear.
- Select “Advanced Mode” and press Enter/Return to enter BIOS mode on most MSI motherboards.
- On some older MSI motherboards, you may need to change some settings before entering BIOS mode, such as enabling USB 3.0 support or setting up an SMS (System Management Subsystem) password. Check with your motherboard manufacturer for more information about entering BIOS mode on their particular board model.
How to Unlock BIOS on MSI Motherboard
If you have an MSI motherboard and are having trouble getting into the BIOS, you can try a few things. The first thing to do is ensure you have the correct BIOS version for your motherboard.
If you’re using a newer motherboard, ensure the latest BIOS update is installed. If you don’t have the latest BIOS update, you’ll need to find a copy of the original BIOS file from your motherboard manufacturer and install it on your computer.
Once you’ve installed the original BIOS file, you can try to access it by following these steps:
- Turn off your computer and disconnect all its cables.
- Remove the cover above your keyboard (usually red) and locate the boot menu on your computer. You’ll see a list of options below it, including “BIOS.” This is usually at the bottom or a sub-menu beneath this menu.
- To access the BIOS, press and hold down either “F2” or “Boot Menu” while turning on your computer. If F2 wasn’t working for you, try Boot Menu instead.
- Once in the BIOS, look for a screen that says “Press [F10] to enter setup” or something similar, and press [F10] to enter this screen. From here, navigate to where your original BIOS file is located and select it from the list of options. If you don’t have the original BIOS file, you’ll need to create a backup copy before proceeding.
- After selecting your original BIOS file, press [Enter] to save and exit the BIOS.
- Turn off your computer and reconnect all its cables.
- Reinstall your cover above your keyboard (usually red) and restart your computer.
Save the BIOS Settings on an MSI motherboard.
If you want to save your BIOS settings on an MSI motherboard, follow these steps:
- Enter the BIOS by pressing the DEL key while the system is starting up.
- Select “Save & Exit” from the menu.
- Save your BIOS settings to a USB drive or a floppy disk and exit the BIOS.
- Restart your computer and enter the saved BIOS configuration.
How to update the BIOS on your MSI motherboard?
First and foremost, ensure your motherboard is configured correctly with the correct BIOS version. You can find this information in the CMOS setup menu. If you are using a default BIOS, you likely do not need to adjust anything.
If you have updated your BIOS from a previous version or are using an aftermarket motherboard, you will need to adjust some settings for it to work with your new hardware.
The most important thing to remember is that your BIOS must be compatible with your specific MSI motherboard model!
To update the BIOS on MSI motherboards:
- Start by turning off your computer and disconnect all power connectors.
- Remove the MB from the chassis and place it on a flat surface. Inspect the pins closely – there should be four of them (two on each side). If there are any missing or damaged pins, replace them before proceeding.
- Unplug all internal cables from the motherboard.
- Locate and remove the battery cover on the front of the MB. This cover has several screws and should come off easily once unscrewed. Be careful not to lose any screws while removing them!
- Locate and remove two more screws near each edge of the MB (one at each end). Once they have been removed, carefully pull down on either side of the PCBoard until it detaches from both chassis sides (you may need to use a flat-head screwdriver to pry it loose).
- Carefully place the new BIOS on top of the PCBoard and position it so that the four pins are aligned with the two pins on each side. Replace the screws and battery cover, then re-attach all internal cables.
- Reconnect your power supply and turn your computer back on. If the new BIOS is successful, you will see a “BIOS Updater” message in the CMOS setup menu.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the best way to get into BIOS on MSI motherboards?
There are multiple ways to get into BIOS on MSI motherboards. Some users may find it easiest to press and hold the ESC button while booting their computer to access the BIOS menu. Other users may find it easier to use a software tool, such as EasyBCD, that can automatically enter the BIOS. Either way, be sure to follow the instructions provided by your motherboard manufacturer.
What’s the best way to clean my MSI motherboard?
MSI motherboards are built with quality in mind, making them very easy to clean. Follow the instructions provided by your motherboard manufacturer to clean your MSI motherboard.
We will show you how to get into BIOS on MSI motherboards. This is essential if you want to troubleshoot problems with your computer or upgrade the hardware.
We will walk you through the steps necessary and provide a link where you can find more detailed instructions for each motherboard model. So be sure to read through this guide before trying anything on your own — it could make all the difference in fixing problems quickly!