Info Fix for B450 Tomahawk Max cannot get into BIOS

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I wanted to make a post here to help anyone that runs into this issue.

Black screen. No MSI logo, BIOS prompts, nothing. Windows boots right away without issue. You restart and smash DEL only to have the system do nothing. Monitor times out as system keeps restarting. You do an advanced restart via Windows to UEFI and nothing. Monitor times out and system keeps restarting.

So your MSI board is working correctly and you can boot to Windows without issue.

The issue is that your display cable is not supported. Odd since you can boot into Windows, right? I was using a HDMI (monitor) to DVI (to GPU) and Windows was booting without issue. Absolutely could not get into BIOS. Read many threads and nothing was working. Another user on this forum ended up replacing his entire board due to this! Poor guy.

Removed the cable and used an HDMI to HDMI. BANG. Suddenly when you boot you see the correct MSI logo, prompts, then it boots to Windows.

With an MSI board if you ever just see a black screen and then it boots straight to Windows then your display cable needs to change.


Hope this is helpful for others!
 
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