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How to go to your BIOS from Win XP?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by zack520, Oct 8, 2003.

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  1. zack520

    zack520 Thread Starter

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    it's not Del, it's something else can anyone help?
     
  2. michael_jii

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    when you reboot try pressing delete/F10
     
  3. michael_jii

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    i'll find the other thread there is about this
     
  4. Squashman

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    What is the make and model of your computer? Or the make and model of your motherboard.

    The key to get into the bios should display when the computer boots. It might be F1, F2, F10 or even ESC. Keep trying one until it works.
     
  5. michael_jii

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    Here is is listing of some of the key combinations used to enter the BIOS setup on startup. You must do this during the first few seconds after you turn on power. If you see the windows startup, it's too late.
    Dell=Ctrl-Alt-Enter
    Dell=Reset(Twice)
    PS/2=Ctrl-Alt-?
    PS/2=Ins
    Toshiba=Esc
    Toshiba=F1
    NEC=F2
    Compaq=F10
    Award Bios=Ctrl-Alt-Esc
    Phoenix Bios=Ctrl-Alt-S
    Phoenix Bios=Ctrl-Alt-Ins
    AMI Bios and Award Bios and others=Del (most common)
     
  6. michael_jii

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    that should make it more clearer
     
  7. zack520

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    thanks a lot you guys, I'm going to try these all when I get home!

    oh my make is Toshiba Satilitte

    1.7 Ghz
    GeForce 4 4200(64 DDR ram)
    512 DDR RAM
    40 gigs

    Win XP PRO.
     
  8. Squashman

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    Well we know the Make but what is the Model number.
     
  9. zack520

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    I will tell you tomorrow once I get home....can't remember the Satilitte model
     
  10. michael_jii

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    please post if it works/doesn't so we know if there is any more info you need...
     
  11. dai

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    it will tell you what to press to enter the bios on one of the boot up screens
     
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