I have recently acquired an Orion gaming laptop from a friend. he upgraded, and I built it for him, in exchange for his old machine.
this computer was running windows 8.1m but using UEFI.
I have added new hard drives & ram, but when I try to start the machine to configure it via the bios, it powers up, but the screen stays blank, and it shuts itself down after about a minute.
I'm thinking this might be the UEFI, as there is no longer an operating system on the new drives I installed.
how would I go about re-setting the computer, so I can get into the bios, and change all the settings I need to change to get this computer running???
it is straight forward to access BIOS settings, you pressEsc Del or one of the Fkeys at boot,
it’s not the same with UEFI. To access UEFI settings, you’ll have to go from within Windows.
If the drive with windows on is missing and UEFI secure boot is set from inside windows you may have to boot from a Windows 8 (.1) DVD and go into Advanced settings - Update and recovery - Troubleshoot - Advanced Options -UEFI Firmware settings - restart should take you into BIOS so you can then choose Boot - Disable UEFI secure boot.