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Enter a Computer's BIOS

To enter the BIOS on a computer to change default settings look down the list of manufacturers and on starting up your computer press the relevant button or combination of buttons that appear after the hyphen symbol.

 

Note** If you make a mistake when changing any settings in your BIOS then pressing F5 while in the BIOS usually resets to the default setup.

 

Acer - F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC

ARI - CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

AST - CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

Compaq 8700 - F10

CompUSA - DEL

Cybermax - ESC

Dell 400 - F3, F1

Dell 4400 - F12

Dell Dimension - F2 or DEL

Dell Inspiron - F2

Dell Latitude - Fn+F1 (while booted), F2 (on boot)

Dell Optiplex - DEL, F2

Dell Precision - F2

eMachine - DEL , F 2

Gateway 2000 1440 - F1

Gateway 2000 Solo - F2

HP (Hewlett-Packard) - F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)

IBM - F1

IBM PS/2 - CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL

Intel Tangent - DEL

Micron - F1, F2, or DEL

Packard Bell - F1, F2, Del

Seanix - DEL

Sony VAIO - F2, F3

Tiger - DEL

Toshiba 335 CDS - ESC

Toshiba Protege - ESC

Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS - F1

Toshiba Tecra - ESC then F1 or F2

 

Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]

  • Turn on computer by Holding down power button while pressing the ESC key. The machine will beep, then display: Check System, then press [F1] key.
  • Release ESC key.
  • Press F1 key