Question I get a black screen when I try to enter BIOS settings

Oct 7, 2020
I am using an 8 your old PC. Whenever I try to enter the BOIS settings I just get a black screen.

Another thing that might be of use is that the BOOT Device Led stays red once I try and open BIOS settings. Also my motherboard does not have integrated graphics

The Things I have tried so far:

-Hard reseting my PC (holding the power until the computer shuts off)
-Booting the computer without ssd's or hdd's plugged in
-Using the DirectKey button
-Reseting CMOS by removing the battery for 5 minutes
-Making sure that there are not any mount screws that are poking the back of my motherboard
-turing off fast startup

If anyone can solve this you will be a life saver!!

Edit: Also I should note that my motherboard is a M5A99X EVO R2.0
Last edited:
Oct 7, 2020
Hi sorry for the slow reply.
My full system spec is as follows:
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300Six-Core Processor 3.50 GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB
System type 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series

Other useful specs maybe
BIOS version/date: American Megatrends Inc. 2005, 2013-09-16
BOIS mode: Legacy
SMBOIS Version: 2.7
BaseBoard Manufacturer: ASUSTek Computer INC.
BaseBoard Product M5A99X EVO R2.0