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    How to Access / enter motherboard bios

    The information below can be used to access the BIOS from all the major suppliers of BIOS chips and the Computer Manufacturers that use them.

    During the initial boot of a computer the BIOS supplier will be displayed. If OEM logo splash screen is displayed, press ESC key to see the boot up information. Press the Pause/Break key if text displays too fast.

    The major BIOS suppliers are listed below and can be used to search for special BIOS updates not supplied by the Computer vendor.*

    During the initial boot, if a beep or combinations of beeps is emitted from the motherboard system speaker , the system speaker must be connected to mother board to hear beep codes )[consult motherboard manual for speaker connection configuration].


    Warning: Making changes to BIOS settings can have adverse effects on the way a computer performs. Use caution when performing BIOS modifications.

    Bios Suppliers - Keyboard Commands
    ALR Advanced Logic Research, Inc. ® PC / PCI-F2
    ALR PC non / PCI-CTRL+ALT+ESC
    AMD® (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) BIOS-F1
    AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.) BIOS-DEL
    Award™ BIOS-CTRL+ALT+ESC
    Award BIOS-DEL
    DTK® (Datatech Enterprises Co.) BIOS-ESC
    Phoenix™ BIOS-CTRL+ALT+ESC
    Phoenix BIOS-CTRL+ALT+S
    Phoenix BIOS-CTRL+ALT+INS

    Computer Vendor - Keyboard Commands
    Acer®-F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC
    ARI®-CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL
    AST®-CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL
    Compaq® 8700- F10
    CompUSA®-DEL
    Cybermax®-ESC
    Dell® 400-F3, F1
    Dell 4400-F12
    Dell Dimension®-F2 or DEL
    Dell Inspiron®-F2
    Dell Latitude-Fn+F1 (while booted)
    Dell Latitude-F2 (on boot)
    Dell Optiplex -DEL
    Dell Optiplex -F2
    Dell Precision™-F2
    eMachine®-DEL ,F2
    Gateway® 2000 1440-F1
    Gateway 2000 Solo™-F2
    HP® (Hewlett-Packard)-F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)
    IBM®-F1
    E-pro Laptop-F2
    IBM PS/2®-CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL
    IBM Thinkpad® (newer)-Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.
    Intel® Tangent-DEL
    Micron®-F1, F2, or DEL
    Packard Bell®-F1, F2, Del
    Seanix-DEL
    Sony® VAIO-F2
    Sony VAIO-F3
    Tiger-DEL
    Toshiba® 335 CDS- ESC
    Toshiba Protege-ESC
    Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS-F1
    Toshiba Tecra-F1 o#F1EFA5r ESC
    Toshiba Notebook [Newer models] - 1. Turn on computer by Holding down power button while pressing the ESC key.
    The machine will beep, then display:
    Check System, then press [F1] key.
    2. Release ESC key
    3. Press F1 key
    Last edited by FReakMaster; 22-04-2008 at 06:16 PM.
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    this has really helped me a lot as most of my comp in my off. are of diff brands.

    thanks a dozen

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