How To Access Every Type Of BIOS


BIOS Access - How To Access Every Type Of BIOS

• Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc

• ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc)

• AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)

• AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl + Alt + Esc

• Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc)

• Compaq: (F10) (do this when the cursor is in the upper right corner of the screen blinking)

• Dell: - F1 or Del.

• Dell: - Some require pressing reset twice

• Dell: - Ctrl + Alt + Enter

• DTK BIOS: (Esc)

• Gateway 2000: - F1

• Hewlett Packard: - F1

• IBM:

• Older Models - In order to get into the configuration of the IBM setup screen (CMOS) screen you need to hold down both mouse buttons during bootup.

• Aptiva - Press F1

• IBM PS/2: (Ctrl)(Alt)(Ins) after (Ctrl)(Alt)(Del)

• IBM PS/2 with reference partition: - Press Ins during boot

• Some PS/2s, such as 75 and 90: - Ctrl Alt ?

• Some PS/2s when pointer at top right of screen: - Ctrl + Ins

• Leading Edge:

• Fortiva 5000 - <ctrl> <alt> <a >

• NEC: - F2

• Packard Bell: - F1 or F2

• Phoenix BIOS: (F1), (F2), or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc)

• Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl Alt S

• Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl S

• Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl Alt Ins

• Sharp Laptop 9020: - F2

• Sony: (F3) while you are starting the PC, then (F2) or (F1)

• Tandon computers: - Hold down the key after turning on power

• Tandon: - Ctrl + Shift + Esc

• Toshiba Laptops: - Toshiba Utility

• Toshiba: - Press Esc during boot

• Toshiba, Phoenix, late model PS/1 Value Point and 330s: - Press F1 during boot

• Olivetti PC Pro: - Shift Ctrl Alt + Num Pad Del

• Miscellaneous PC's: - Ctrl + Esc or Ctrl and Alt and +

• Zenith: - Ctrl Alt Ins

NOTE: Some new motherboard designs have a jumper on the motherboard that disables access to the BIOS. In order to access the BIOS setup, this jumper will have to be disabled. You cannot access the BIOS setup until this jumper has been disabled.

Curtesy of zipulrich
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
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