My computer is new from the company i did not use it yet , when i use the power bottem the screen ask me to use key F2 or F12 and show me only sign DELL i can not start to use the computer ,whate can i do to start the computer . thank you
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Before your computer loads your operating system, it starts by running the BIOS program, which is extremely important because of its various options.
You can even set a password on your hard drive so that nobody can use your laptop computer without your password.
Once you put in the password into your hard drive, you can only remove it by accessing the BIOS system and deleting the password completely from the memory of your computer.
Save all of your important files on an external hard drive or similar storage device.
This is a precaution to avoid losing all of your files when making changes to the BIOS.
Then, restart your computer.
Wait for your computer's operating system to ask you to access the BIOS menu.
This may be at different times, depending on the manufacturer of your computer.
It can ask you when the manufacturer's logo comes up, or on a separate screen indicating for you to click the "F2" button on your keyboard to start.
Access the BIOS menu by clicking the key or combination of keys that you are informed to click. This information can be found in your computer's manual, but it changes between different companies.
Commonly used keys for this process are "F10", "F2" and "Delete."
Go to the BIOS option that contains your hard disk drive password.
The option that will lead you to this password varies immensely due to different laptop models, but it may appear as something such as "Advanced" or "Security."
Look for the option for changing the password, which should say "User Password," and then click "Enter."
Put in the existing password and then click "Enter."
Do not enter any password into the blank fields asking you to enter a new password, and this will remove the password.
Exit the menu by clicking "Save and Exit." Click "Enter."
reset boot formate to f12 but first lets get that blank screen off keep pushing f2 f2 f2 f2 thre or four times intell first page starts up then push f2 then use arrow keys on key board and at bottom booting log you shoud be set up on f2 change boot log f12 then pressf10 to save restart computer then when computer starts up push f12 then run windows under d: drive the it will ask you start windows run windows from disc or trouble shoot go to run windows after that you shoud be ok.
take reboot off f2 push f2 3 or 4 times if screen is black when lap top start push f2 then use arrow keys on key board then you will change boot log to f12 now pushf10 to save settings and enter exsept now when it starts up again push f12 now its going to ask you 3 questions go to 2nd question then push enter.
you should have a bootable disc for Microsoft .
start your computer and press f2 which will take you to bios setup screen
boot option tab - change the boot priority to cd/dvd/rw and press f10 to save and exit
computer will start again and ask you press any key to boot from cd... press any key
and follow the easy instructions - this will install OS for you
As soon as you turn on the computer start tapping (not fast, but steady) the F1 key, you could try F2, DEL, and other various keys that work on other boards.
Usually the screen will show you what to press in the corner or somewhere on the screen.
F12 for boot / F2 for BIOS / etc
Or it might say Press F1 or F2 or something to enter Set-up.
You have to catch it before the computer starts to boot into your operating system.
At this point you can push the power button for half a second and the computer should turn off instantly as you have not started booting up the computer.
Then you can try another key to enter the BIOS.
After locating the manual and skimming through it, I see that it states you need to press the DEL key to enter setup (BIOS).
Toshiba® 335 CDS
Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS
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
Some very old Sharp PCs require a Setup Diagnostics Disk to access BIOS.
Shuttle - Glamor G-Series, D'vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance
Press F2 or Del on startup.
Sony - VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series
Press F1, F2 or F3 after turning on the computer.
Toshiba - Portégé, Satellite, Tecra
Press F1 or Esc after powering on to access BIOS.
The following companies are either closed for business or no longer manufacture or support mainstream computers systems so verifying the following BIOS access information is nearly impossible. I have included what I could dig up for anyone who might be interested: ARI / ALR / AST (Advantage) - Press the Ctrl+Alt+Esc or Ctrl+Alt+Del keys. Cybermax - Press the Esc key. Tandon - Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys.