11/10/11

How to access your BIOS set up

Depending on your computer model, the way you will access your BIOS set up menu will differ. Here is a list of the most common models used and the access key used for this process.

ACER

You can make use of the DEL or F2 keys after switching on your system.
When using Acer Altos 600 server, the BIOS set up can be accessed by pressing the CTRL+ALT+ESC keys.


COMPAQ

Ensure that the cursor in the upper right corner of your screen is blinking before pressing the F10 key.
Previous versions of Compaq will make use of the F1, F2, F10 or DEL keys to grant access to your BIOS set up menu. DELL

After switching on your computer, let the DELL logo appear before pressing the F2 key until Entering Setup is displayed on the screen.
Previous versions of DELL might require to press CTRL+ALT+ENTER to access the BIOS set up menu.
The DELL laptops will use the Fn+ESC or Fn+F1 keys to access the BIOS set up.


GATEWAY

When switching on your computer, press the F1 key until the BIOS screen shows up.
Previous versions of Gateway will make use of the F2 key to display the BIOS set up screen.


HEWLETT-PACKARD

When switching on your computer system, press the F1 key to access the BIOS set up screen
For those using an HP Tablet PC, you can press the F10 or F12 keys.
You can also access the BIOS set up menu by pressing the F2 or ESC keys.


IBM

When your system restarting, press the F1 key to access the BIOS set up.
Previous IBM models will require the use of the F2 key to access the BIOS set up utility.


NEC

NEC will only use the F2 key to access the BIOS set up menu


PACKARD BELL

Packard Bell users, you can access the BIOS set up by pressing the F1, F2 or DEL keys


SHARP

For the Sharp model, when your computer is loading, press the F2 key
For previous Sharp models, you will need to use a Setup Diagnostics Disk.


SONY

Sony users will have to press the F1, F2 or F3 key after switching on their computer.


TOSHIBA

The Toshiba model will require its users to press the F1 or ESC key after switching on their computer to be able to access BIOS set up menu.

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