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Thread: BIOS

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2000

    Question BIOS

    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?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
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    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
    [Esc] Toshiba
    [F1] Toshiba, Phoenix, Late model PS/1 Value Point and 330's
    [F10] when cursor jumps to top right corner- Compaq
    [F2] NEC
    [Insert] IBM PS/2 with reference partition
    [Tab] Emachine
    Reset button twice (???) some Dells
    [Ctrl]+[Alt] [+] miscellaneous computers
    [Ctrl]+[ALt]+[?] some PS/2's
    [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Enter] Dell
    [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] AST Advantage, Award, Tandon
    [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Ins] Zenith, Phoenix
    [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[S] Phoenix
    [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Shift]+Num Pad [Del] Olivetti PC Pro
    [Ctrl]+[Esc] Misc.
    [Ctrl]+[Ins] Some PS/2's when pointer is at top right
    [Ctrl]+[S] Phoenix
    [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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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2000

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    Thanks Pete. It was F1

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