Geting into bios

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when you boot up... before windows loads press either F10 or Delete......it should bring up a boot.bois menu
 
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Also, when you first boot up on the first screen you will see directions on how to do it, but they only last around ten seconds. They are usually posted on the bottom of the screen ;)
 

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It all depends on what make and model computer you have. Most of them have a different method for accessing the BIOS. Your owner's manual should have that information.

My HP 8160 accesses the BIOS by pressing F1 when the HP screen appears. My HP N5495 accesses the BIOS by pressing F2 when the HP screen appears.

If you post your computer's make and model, someone here will no doubt be able to tell you how to access it.

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Here is a list of how to enter the BIOS on various types of computers. Compliments of Vernon Frazee
Keystrokes required for various computer BIOSs:
Press Delete during boot = AMI, Award BIOS
Press Esc during boot = Toshiba
Press F1 during boot = Toshiba; Phoenix; Late model PS/1 Value Point and 330s
Press F10 when cursor jumps to top right-hand corner of screen = Compaq
Press F10 when logo screen is displayed = Compaq
Press F2 during boot = NEC
Press Insert during boot = IBM PS/2 with reference partition
Press Tab during boot = Emachine
Press reset button twice = some Dells
Press Ctrl Alt + = Misc computers
Press Ctrl Alt ? = Some PS/2s, such as 75 and 90
Press Ctrl Alt Enter = Dell
Press Ctrl Alt Esc = AST Advantage, Award, Tandon
Press Ctrl Alt Ins = Zenith, Phoenix
Press Ctrl Alt S = Phoenix
Press Ctrl Alt Shift + Num Pad Del = Olivetti PC Pro
Press Ctrl Esc = Misc computers
Press Ctrl Ins = some PS/2s when pointer at top right of screen
Press Ctrl S = Phoenix
Press Ctrl Shift Esc = Tandon 386

see also
http://members.cox.net/joemurphy/setup.htm
for CMOS and BIOS info
 
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