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Lost bios key-can't get into bios

Trying to bring up my bios. can't find it. Tried all f-keys-right arrow and del key. Whan next. want to upgrade windows so need to get c.d. drive online first.
thanks jerry

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  • jerry Oct 18, 2008

    great! Pablocsa; Thank you. works fine now.

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"For setup hit..." That will be how to get into the BIOS on your machine.

Dell: - F1 or Del.
Dell: - Some require pressing reset twice
Dell: - Ctrl + Alt + Enter

If you need more help, please let me know
Thank you for using FIXYA!
Pablo :-)

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  • Pablo Csaky
    Pablo Csaky Oct 18, 2008

    IThank you for your rate, if you need more help, I'm here.

    Have a great day!

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