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Enter BIOS Setup

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Enter BIOS Setup
Computer Manufacturer
Motherboard Manufacturer
BIOS Manufacturer
Miscellaneous
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Enter BIOS Setup

The BIOS setup is basically invoked with a key or a shortcut key during startup. This key is usually displayed at the bottom of the screen when booting.

Computer Manufacturer

Acer
Del
F2
F1
F12 (Acer Veriton L480G)
Ctrl + Alt + Esc
Asus
Del
F2
F9
F10
Compaq
F10
Del
F1
F2
Dell
F2
F1
F3
F12
Del
Ctrl + Alt + Enter
Fn + Esc (Notebooks)
Fn + F1 (Notebooks)
eMachines
Del
F2
Tab
Fujitsu
F2
Gateway
F1
F2
Hewlett-Packard (HP)
F10 (Desktop PCs according to the manufacturer homepage)
F1
F2
F11
F12 (HP Tablet PCs)
Esc
Esc and then F10
IBM
F1
F2
Lenovo
F1
F2
Enter and then F1 (ThinkPads)
Fn + F2 (Notebooks)
Ctrl + Alt + F3
Ctrl + Alt + Ins
Fn + F1
Micron (MPC Computers)
Del
F1
F2
NEC
F2
Packard Bell
Del
F1
F2
Samsung
F2
Sharp
F2
Shuttle
Del
F2
Sony
F1
F2
F3
Toshiba
Esc
F1
F2
F12 (Toshiba Equium)
Esc and than F1 or F2 (Toshiba Tecra)
ZOTAC
Del

Motherboard Manufacturer

abit
Del
ASRock
F2
Del
ASUS
Del
Ins
F2
F10
BFG
Del
Biostar
Del
BFI
Del
ECS Elitegroup
Del
F1
EVGA
Del
Foxconn
Del
GIGABYTE
Del
Intel
Del
F2
JetWay
Del
Match Speed
Del
MSI (Micro-Star)
Del
PCChips
Del
F1
SAPPHIRE
Del
Shuttle
Del
Ctrl + Alt + Esc
Soyo
Del
Super Micro
Del
TYAN
Del
F4
XFX
Del

BIOS Manufacturer

ALR BIOS from Advanced Logic Research (ALR)
F2
Ctrl + Alt + Esc
AMD BIOS from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
F1
AMI BIOS from AMI (American Megatrends)
Del
F1
F2
Esc
Ctrl + Alt + Esc
Ctrl + Alt + S
Award BIOS from Award Software (Phoenix Technologies)
Del
Ctrl + Alt + Esc
Esc
F2
Ctrl + Alt + S
DTK BIOS - Datatech Enterprises (DTK)
Esc
Insyde BIOS from Insyde Software
F2
In the case of an error (beep): F1
MR BIOS from Microid Research
F1
Phoenix BIOS and Phoenix-Award BIOS from Phoenix Technologies
Del
Ctrl + Alt + Esc
Ctrl + Alt + Ins
Ctrl + Alt + S
F1

Miscellaneous

General keyboard shortcuts:
Del
Esc
F1 to F12
Tab
Fn + [F1 to F12] (Notebooks)
For older systems:
Alt + Ctrl + F1
Alt + Enter
Alt + F1
Ctrl + Alt + Del
Ctrl + Alt + Enter
Ctrl + Alt + Esc
Ctrl + Alt + F3
Ctrl + Alt + Ins
Ctrl + Alt + S
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Del
Ctrl + Enter
Ctrl + Ins
Ctrl + Shift + Esc
Page up
Page down
For older IBM systems:
Keep both mouse buttons pressed.

Older 486, 386, 286 computers need a floppy disk to call the BIOS (ICU / BBU/ SCU floppy disk). This floppy disk can be obtained from the manufacturer.

Some hardware vendors display the company logo when booting the computer. That hides the hardware specifications of the BIOS. Many computers can hide the company logo with the Tab key or the Escape key.

In order to switch off the company logo, the relevant entry must be deactivated in the BIOS. For the AWARD BIOS is this the option "Advanced BIOS Feature" and "Full Screen LOGO Show".

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