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FIX: Samsung NP300E5C Series BIOS Problem – Nothing Boots!

Ok guys it’s, a BIOS Problem, a student of mine at NIIT Ghana brought me a laptop, which he formatted with Windows 8 and his not able to install some softwares after the format – I taught for a while and told him to go for a BIOS Update.
Unluckily for him, he came the next class day, saying;

“Sir, i updated and now my PC cannot boot across the BIOS anymore, when i press the power button, it loads the BIOS and shutdown.”

Meanwhile the Windows 8 installation is still intact on the system. And here is how i figured it out;


PC Problem – Bios Update Issues

Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300E7C

Model Code: A0DUS

Go into the BIOS Setup settings and follow the steps below;

Step 1 – Go to Boot tab

Step 2 – Disable secure boot

Step 3 – Go to OS mode Selection

Step 4 – Select [CMS OS]

Step 5 – Save changes and exit

Your PC should be back!

If you benefited from this, please share!


Samsung NP300E5C-A0DUS Specifications

Display: 15.6-inch at 1366 x 768 pixels, anti-glare
Processor: Intel Pentium B980 dual-core, 2M Cache, 2.4GHz
Graphics: Intel HD
Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM
Storage: 500GB hard drive at 5400rpm
Optical drive: DVD writer
Webcam: 1.3MP
Audio: stereo speakers
Network: Wireless-N, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 4.0
Input: chiclet keyboard with numeric pad, multi-touch touchpad with physical buttons
Ports and Slots: 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, 1 x 3-in-1 media reader
Battery: 6-cell lithium-ion battery, ~6 hours of battery life
Dimensions: 1.1″ x 14.4″ x 9.5″
Weight: 5.1 pounds
OS: Windows 8
Warranty: 1-year

Also, see Let Your Computer Speak to You



  1. Chumani

    January 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Hi I have a problem with my samsung 300e5c on the boot menu the is only one option
    which is windows boot, I can’t boot from usb or cd

    • Vinay

      January 6, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      OK Chumani, can you hold on the ‘F2’ or ‘ESC’ after powering on the PC. So it can load you into the BIOS.
      Then you follow the step above.

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