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10-17-2000, 10:48 PM
I was told if I wanted to check my BIOS settings was to hit the delete key when my machine begins to boot up. I have done this,but with no results. I have an IBM Aptiva 2153-E2U and the first thing I see on booting up is the IBM logo and that is when I hit the delete key. after that the windows logo comes up.What am I doing wrong?
10-17-2000, 11:51 PM
Different machines use different keys or combinations. Try the [Esc] key to clear the IBM logo, and you might see a message telling you what key or combination will access the BIOS. Some of the more common ones are:
[Delete] AMI, Award BIOS
[F1] Toshiba, Phoenix, Late model PS/1 Value Point and 330's
[F10] when cursor jumps to top right corner- Compaq
[Insert] IBM PS/2 with reference partition
Reset button twice (???) some Dells
[Ctrl]+[Alt] [+] miscellaneous computers
[Ctrl]+[ALt]+[?] some PS/2's
[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] AST Advantage, Award, Tandon
[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Ins] Zenith, Phoenix
[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Shift]+Num Pad [Del] Olivetti PC Pro
[Ctrl]+[Ins] Some PS/2's when pointer is at top right
[Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc] Tandon 386
Quite a list, and you still might not find one that will work. The IBM site might also have some info posted that might help.
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10-24-2000, 05:18 PM
Thanks Pete. It was F1
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