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On start up a Intel screen apears saying press F2 to enter setup F12 to enter multiboot selection menu, When F2 is presses it says please wait but never enters set up pressing F12 makes no change

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You will need to reset your CMOS. You can do this by either removing the battery from the board for about 20 minutes than replacing it. It will automatically throw you in to your F2 or F12 setup. Or look for a jumper near the CMOS. Sometimes depending on PC Brand, just holding down a keyboard button continously during boot up will give you a keyboard error and take you to Setup. If one of the above doesn't work, hit me back on this forum and I will provide more help.

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Hello, I went into my bios settings and did something wrong now when I start up my computer it takes me to the mi bios megatrend screen at the bottom of the screen says driver bad press f2 to resume f1...


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For Windows OS PC's


If you have forgotten your password on your PC Desktop Computer, or Laptop:

1. Start (restart) the computer
2. When the computer first starts, look in the lower left corner of the screen and look for two "F" commands. One is F2, the other either F11 or F12.
3. Press the F2 (or F12) to enter the setup configuration. (some are set for either, but only one will take you into setup; it will say on the screen)
4. Once this loads, you'll see a file menu. Using your arrow keys, move through the file menu and use the down arrow key to view the list of options for each, and look for the password reset option.
5. Once you have found this,it will ask for the current password. Leave this blank unless you know or think you know what the old password is (best if you know). The next two lines will ask you to enter, and re-enter the new password. For now, you will want to leave them blank, but select them using the down arrow key, and press enter for each.
6. Scroll to the far right (last menu item) and scroll down to select "exit while saving". The OS will restart and reload the OS. Once prompted for the password, (for windows 7) press enter. If using and older version of windows is being used, you may not be prompted for a password (except windows xp) and the OS will automatically load to the Desktop.
7. If doing this does not work, or if when in setup the old password was deemed incorrect, try another password or leave it blank, select that box, and press enter, as well as for the new password and confirm new password boxes, exit while saving, and restart OS.

Please let me know if you need further assistance. Thank you.
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How do I access the screen that shows BIOS options as I wish to upload UBUNTU 11.04 from a pendrive, so I want to make my first and possibly second BIOS options to be for the pendrive.


At boot time repeatedly pressing either, F2 , F12, or possibly Fn+F1 this is depending upon the bios wether it has been updated or upgraded. One of these should do the trick.....

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How can i go to bios setup


Straight from the Dell website:
  1. Turn on (or restart) your computer.

  2. When "F2 = Setup, F12 = Boot Menu" appears in the upper-right corner of the screen, press .

If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.


I hope this answers your question!

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My Toshiba laptop is stuck on the Toshiba screen when i turn it on? It gives the option F2 setup and F12 for Multibooting when I push either it says please wait but nothing happens?


Please disconnect all external devices (printers, USB hubs, USB drives, etc...) and then boot up at the same time press F8. Try to use the "Last known good configuration" from the Windows Advanced Options menu that will come up. If this option resolves the issue then look for any updates or software installs that may have caused the problem.If it won't, then boot to "Safe Mode" and try system restore. If all fails, then you need to perform re-installation of the Windows OS.Good Luck!

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Is there any error messages? Is your keyboard working? You can try F2 to enter the setup and see whether you can see the boot options and maybe you can press F8 at startup and use the safe mode to perform a system restore or use the Last Known Good Configuration option in the advance options with safe mode.

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Press F2 to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”. If you want to change boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility, please set the parameter to “enabled”.
Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP Utility. Navigate to BOOT page on top.

Hope this helps!

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1. Remove all USB devices such as printers, mp3 players etc etc.
2. Remove the power-cable and the battery
3. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds
4. Put the power-cable back in but not the battery and none the USB devices.
5. Turn the computer on

Let me know how you get on.

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