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Geting into bios

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by freddie, Sep 22, 2003.

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  1. freddie

    freddie Thread Starter

    Sep 8, 2003
    How do you get into bios to check setting???
  2. michael_jii


    Feb 19, 2003
    when you boot up... before windows loads press either F10 or Delete......it should bring up a boot.bois menu
  3. Wet Chicken

    Wet Chicken

    Sep 11, 2000
    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 ;)
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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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.

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
  5. Cowboy622


    Oct 4, 2001
    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
    for CMOS and BIOS info
  6. Wet Chicken

    Wet Chicken

    Sep 11, 2000
    Thanks for the link Cowboy622. Good post ;)
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