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I tried to press F1, F2, F10 which i know its to enter setup and F12 But it just show the Key i have pressed and the purpose but does not proceed.

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  • The BIOS on the Acer Altos 600 server uses the Ctrl+Alt+Esc key and the F1 key for advanced options.
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eMachines - eMonster, eTower, eOne, S-Series, T-Series
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Gateway - DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro
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Hewlett-Packard (HP) - Pavilion, TouchSmart, Vectra, OmniBook, Tablet
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  • Other HP computers may allow access to BIOS using the F2 or Esc keys.
IBM - PC, XT, AT
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Lenovo (formerly IBM) - ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation
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