Help! How to get to BIOS screen

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peggy3cats

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Trying to create a BIOS power on password -- can't get to the BIOS screen -- any ideas? Have Windows ME. Thanks for any input.
 
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It should say at the bottom of the screen on reboot what key to push for system. Mine is the delete key.
 

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All computers have a different way of accessing the BIOS. What is the brand name, model name, and model number of your computer? Its support website should explain how to access the BIOS, or someone here will know how to.

Are you really sure that you want to set up a BIOS password?
 
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AWARD Bios (Compaq-esque computers) use the F10, F2 keys, or the ESC key. Try pressing these when it posts.
 
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Welcome to TSG!!!

Here is some information I saved from another post on the subject:

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 junps 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
 
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