Ep121 won't boot

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  1. tabletpcrev

    tabletpcrev Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi everyone!
    I'm having an issue with my tablet.
    I've upgraded it to windows 8.1 yesterday. I did not follow the guide of this forum (did not now there was one) but the setup ran fine and everything was working until I shut down and power it up.
    Now everytime that I power the tablet up I have this error message: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

    I tried accessing the bios (by pressing F2) but it doesn't work.
    I've even tried booting linux distributions but my usb doesn't boot.

    Could you help me to find a solution please?
     
  2. CF77

    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    If you use your linux usb key in another cpu, did it boot?
     
  3. tabletpcrev

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    yes it did :(
    I tried rebooting several times and pressing F2 but I can't access the bios!
    I don't even know which version my bios is. I did not update it before installing windows 8 :(
     
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    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    Have you tried reset button..?
     
  5. tabletpcrev

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    thank you CF77 for your answers.

    I just did, it turns the computer off. Perhaps my SSD have been damaged during the install.
    I still don't get why I can't access the bios.
     
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    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    SSD should not be damaged from win 8 installation.. do u mean new ssd?
     
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    I've never changed my ssd (64gb).
    I tried to find a solution for days but I found nothing that helped me. I cannot enter into the bios menu or boot from usb.
    I think I'm going to get an msata to sata cable and try to install an os on it. If this doesn't work, I'm going to contact Asus.
     
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    CF77 Love Tablet. Senior Member

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    it is a known issue that going to bios in Win 8 and above ...
     
  9. Michaelk42

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    Have a look at this How To Access The BIOS On A Windows 8 Computer

    There's a different layer of shenanigans to go through with the UEFI thing.
     
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