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Help! How to get to BIOS screen

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by peggy3cats, Apr 16, 2004.

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  1. peggy3cats

    peggy3cats Thread Starter

    Apr 16, 2004
    Trying to create a BIOS power on password -- can't get to the BIOS screen -- any ideas? Have Windows ME. Thanks for any input.
  2. Filewasp


    Sep 12, 2003
    It should say at the bottom of the screen on reboot what key to push for system. Mine is the delete key.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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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?
  4. Dingenium


    Apr 14, 2004
    AWARD Bios (Compaq-esque computers) use the F10, F2 keys, or the ESC key. Try pressing these when it posts.
  5. Cowboy622


    Oct 4, 2001
    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:

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