cant change boot options in bios.

Feb 23, 2018
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Heya folks. New member here. I have an ASUS laptop x555l. I'm trying to change the boot order so I can get rid of hated 8.1 and install Win7. I can access the bios no problem but anything that is black font I can't access. In the boot section everything is in black so I can't change anything at all. Any help would be appreciated. Tks
 
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I have no problem getting to the bios. Most options are in black and I can't access them, only the ones with blue font. Under the boot heading everything is black so I can't do a thing in there.
 
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Btw I did find a solution to my prob. I'll post it here in case other asus users have the same problem. I finally got administrative access to the bios.

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Here's how to easily reset your BIOS or UEFI password on Asus laptops (actually it will remove your BIOS UEFI password, wipe it out) :
This only works if you can boot into windows (or other OS) ! It will reset you BIOS or UEFI password if you have forgotten it.

- Boot into windows and change the date to 2002/01/02,

- Reboot while while hitting F2 to get into the BIOS / UEFI, when the enter password window appears hit "Alt + r", a "Enter rescue password" window will appear, with 2002/01/02 date showing (if not the code won't work), enter the following rescue password : ALAA4ABA

- Done ! You're in the BIOS / UEFI

- Change back the date and other settings to their correct values in the BIOS / UEFI, save settings, and you're good.

On the internet, you can even find whole lists of date/password couples to enter in the "Enter recovery password" window, i used the one above which worked perfectly.. "

Cheers