Access Motherboard BIOS

Computer  Vendor

Keyboard Commands

Acer® F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC
Compaq® 8700 F10
Cybermax® ESC
Dell BIOS web site search links For models not listed below.
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 , F 2
Fujutsu Manuals & BIOS Manuals & BIOS Download
Gateway® 2000 1440 F1
Gateway 2000 Solo™ F2
HP® (Hewlett-Packard) F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)
E-pro Laptop F2
IBM Thinkpad® (newer) Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.
Intel® Tangent DEL
Lenovo(formerly IBM) Lenovo BIOS Access page
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 ESC then F1 or F2
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

Michael Stevens – MSMVP


One Response

  1. I don’t wish to upset any-one here but the solution to enter the bios to change the SATA hdd setting as suggested here, doesn’t work. I have a new Toshiba satellite U300-15P and there is no way to get to the bios using any of the above methods. I need to load WinXP in place of Vista, and if I use Start Escape F1 all I see is a quick flash of the post menu, and then the machine starts to load Vista. I have tried ALL the “F” buttons, the pause, the break buttons and nothing stops this machine from loading Vista, On top of that there are no places to download drivers for a new Fujitsu mhy 2250 bh sata hard drive. I think I will just give this thing to my son as a paperweight and buy a sony vaio. Bring back the old days when we worked with dos in the background and everything was straight-forward. That’s my moan for the day over !!!! P.S if any-one knows how to change the hdd setting with a way that really works maybe they could attach a reply here ? I want to try the change from AHCI to IDE. Many thanks.

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