You’re supposed to see the BIOS screen and boot into Windows easily after pressing the power button. However, some people can't boot successfully; they stuck on the boot screen and can’t past BIOS. What’s going on? Are there useful ways to fix the problem when computer stuck at BIOS? MiniTool Solution will answer these questions for you.

Booting computer is a task easy enough for anyone.

  1. You only need to locate the power button on your computer and then press it.
  2. After that, your computer will boot into the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) part first, which will tell the computer what to do next.
  3. Then, the operating system should be loaded and you’ll be asked to enter the correct password (if you have set one in advance).
  4. Finally, you can see the computer desktop.

However, it’s possible that the computer is turning on and the display is working, but you are not allowed to access the operating system.

My Computer Won’t Boot Past BIOS

Some users said their computer won’t boot past BIOS (the computer stuck at BIOS). They wait for a while, but the problem persists. The computer freezes at BIOS and can’t move on to the next step – loading operating system. What happened? Can you fix the problem yourself?

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Computer Won’t Boot Past ASUS BIOS Screen

Some users find their ASUS stuck in BIOS after downloading new updates. They wants to know how to fix the problem. The following methods may be useful for getting through the ASUS BIOS screen.

Here’s how to fix if ASUS won’t boot:

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Useful Fixes for Computer Stuck at BIOS

What are the possible causes of ASUS laptop startup problems or ASUS desktop stuck on boot screen?

Fix 1: Remove External Peripherals

First of all, you should disconnect all the attached peripherals from your computer; keep only necessary peripherals like power cable, display cable, keyboard, and mouse (also, you can open the case to check CPU, RAM, or other hardware inside if you’re professional enough). Then, restart your computer and see what happens.

  • If it boots into Windows successfully, please shut the computer down and add one component at a time until you find the problematic hardware.
  • If the computer still can’t boot past BIOS, please move on to the next fix.

Fix 2: Reset BIOS to Default Settings

Some of your BIOS settings may be changed by mistake to conflict with the system, so you won’t be able to pass the BIOS when booting computer. The effective solution to this case is resetting the BIOS settings to its default values.

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Look at the screen carefully to know which button to press to enter the BIOS menu.
  3. Look for the Restore Defaults option (it may be displayed in other similar names).
  4. For instance, you can go to the Save & Exit tab and click Restore Defaults; then, select Yes when you see “Load Optimized Defaults”.

After that, your computer will be restarted; please check whether it can boot past BIOS.

Restore BIOS settings

Fix 3: Change BIOS Settings

If the above methods failed, you may need to change the BIOS settings manually.

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Press the corresponding button to enter BIOS.
  3. Look for the Secure Boot option under Security.
  4. Click and disable it.
  5. Save changes and exit BIOS.
  6. Restart your computer.
  7. Enter BIOS again and go to the Boot tab.
  8. Disable Fast Boot and enable CSM (Compatibility Support Module).
  9. Save changes and exit BIOS.
  10. Restart your computer.

Disable Secure Boot

Fix 4: Reset BIOS

Please be very carefully when performing the followings steps.

  1. Power off your computer, cut off the power supply, and clean your hands.
  2. Open the computer case and find the CMOS jumper on the motherboard.
  3. Your jumper covers only 2 of the 3 pins; please move it to the other two pins (from first and second to second and third).
  4. Press the power button to discharge the remaining power.
  5. BIOS will be reset during this process.
  6. Put back the jumper, close the case, and turn on your computer again.

You can also try to update your BIOS when computer can’t boot past BIOS. But you must be very professional to do so; otherwise, your computer will be damaged badly if anything goes wrong.

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Other fixes you may try to troubleshoot computer won’t boot past BIOS:

  • Shift to UEFI boot if applicable. (How to use ASUS UEFI BIOS utility?)
  • Perform System Restore or Startup Repair.
  • Reinstall your operating system.
  • Boot your laptop after removing the battery.
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