I have an MSI GT602OC Laptop upon which I'm using an Ubuntu 15.04 (only OS). I can access my OS, it boots fine, no problems here.
But when I try to access the BIOS (through the DEL key that I used many times before) I get a blank screen (with a cursor that doesn't even blink) and it hangs on undefinitely. I tried to press any other key, but nothing happens. All I can do is shutdown my computer via the power button.
Here are some information about my BIOS:
Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes BIOS Information Vendor: American Megatrends Inc. Version: E16F4IMS.50P Release Date: 12/25/2013 Address: 0xF0000 Runtime Size: 64 kB ROM Size: 3072 kB Characteristics: PCI is supported BIOS is upgradeable BIOS shadowing is allowed Boot from CD is supported Selectable boot is supported EDD is supported 5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h) 3.5"/720 kB floppy services are supported (int 13h) 3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h) Print screen service is supported (int 5h) 8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h) Serial services are supported (int 14h) Printer services are supported (int 17h) ACPI is supported USB legacy is supported BIOS boot specification is supported Targeted content distribution is supported UEFI is supported BIOS Revision: 4.6 Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes System Information Manufacturer: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Product Name: GT60 2OC/2OD Version: REV:0.C Serial Number: FFFFFFFF UUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-448A5B41507E Wake-up Type: Power Switch
- I tried to reset CMOS, but nothing changed.
- When I boot with no devices attached (no HDD, no DVD, no USB, etc) I get a this sequence of messages: a) "No media present", b) "Launching system setup", c)the screen goes black with a non-blinking cursor and hangs on there indefinitely. The same thing happens when I choose the "System Setup" entry from the GRUB menu.
The BIOS is there, since the clock shows the exact date and time even with no internet synchronisation. I know it's there, it's just that I can't access the settings window.