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How to set the boot sequence on the Sharp PC-9000

How do I reset the boot sequence from within an older Sharp PC-9000? The computer starts up, but shows the error message "cannot find the OS"

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Re: How to set the boot sequence on the Sharp PC-9000

I'm not sure with the BOIS version of this model, but try pressing F12 key when it start loading most of the time you will get option to select boot device. if not goto COMS and change the 1st booting device to hard disk.

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How do I unlock the Bios on an Acer ES-1 111M Laptop

To boot from a CD, DVD or USB device, make sure that the device has boot sequence priority over the hard drive.


BIOS (Basic Input Output Subsystem) is a programmable chip that controls how information is passed to various devices in the computer system. A typical method to access the BIOS settings screen is to press ESC, F1, F2, F8 or F10 during the boot sequence.
BIOS settings allow you to run a boot sequence from a floppy drive, a hard drive, a CD-ROM drive or an external device. You may configure the order that your computer searches these physical devices for the boot sequence.
The first device in the order list has the first boot priority. For example, to boot from a CD-ROM drive instead of a hard drive, place the CD-ROM drive ahead of the hard drive in priority.
Before you set boot priority for a USB device, plug the device into a USB port.
To specify the boot sequence:
  1. Start the computer and press ESC, F1, F2, F8 or F10 during the initial startup screen. Depending on the BIOS manufacturer, a menu may appear.
  2. Choose to enter BIOS setup. The BIOS setup utility page appears.
  3. Use the arrow keys to select the BOOT tab. System devices appear in order of priority.
  4. To give a CD or DVD drive boot sequence priority over the hard drive, move it to the first position in the list.
  5. To give a USB device boot sequence priority over the hard drive, do the following:
    • Move the hard drive device to the top of the boot sequence list.
    • Expand the hard drive device to display all hard drives.
    • Move the USB device to the top of the list of hard drives.
  6. Save and exit the BIOS setup utility.
  7. The computer will restart with the changed settings.

Boot Priority Options

Some computer manufacturers allow you to select the device that contains the boot sequence from a special device selection menu. The example below uses a Dell system board.
To set boot priority using a device selection menu:
  1. When the computer starts to boot up, after the manufacturer's ID screen, press F12 several times. The device selection menu appears.
  2. Use the up and down arrows to select CD-ROM or

May 04, 2015 | Acer Aspire PC Laptops

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How should the BIOS be set up?

This is the recommended way to do it.Turn on your computer and press F2 to enter the system setup. If you have problems with the Bios you have to get a Bios upgrade by getting software from dell then you can do the following.Reset the boot sequence to boot first from the floppy drive or the CD drive (depending on whether your flash BIOS update is supplied on floppy disk or CD).Insert the flash BIOS update floppy disk or CD, and reboot the computer. The computer updates the BIOS and then automatically reboots. mmediately press F2 to enter the system setup program, and reset the boot sequence to the normal setting. Then exit the system setup program.

Jan 09, 2012 | Dell Latitude C640 Notebook

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My Laptop is Satellite L505-S5990,After i change boot sequence from booting with CD rom to HD it won't effect changes.WHy is it this way>Any tips as to why it is so and how i can change boot...

Changing boot sequence.
Go to bios setting, click "F2" upon start up( when you read the bios and HD readout ). Choose the part boot sequence, click " enter" and choose what drive will be use first.
Save the settings upon exit.

Hope FixYa helped you out!

Aug 17, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Laptop with Intel Core 2...

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How i can boot up win xp on bootable usb on acer travelmate 2413lc

1st of all plug in the usb bootable device. Then:
When you start up your computer it should say something like press f2 or f8 or something for setup. Hold down that key when the computer is starting up then:
1. Search through the BIOS with the arrow keys and enter for the setting to change the boot sequence.
2. Change the boot sequence to have your computer boot from the device first.
3. Then save the changes and reboot your computer.

May 10, 2011 | Acer TravelMate 2300 Notebook

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How can I change boot sequence in Compaq Evo N410c?

You need to access your BIOS configuration. 1. To do this, shutdown your computer and boot it by pressing the power button. 2. You need to hit F10 when the computer first powers up in order to get into BIOS (Note that the key is usually different for different computers. If F10 doesnt work, try F2, F12, Delete or F9. 3. Once in the BIOS, you should find the boot sequence option.
Hope this helps!

Apr 11, 2011 | Compaq Evo N410C Notebook

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My Acer 5670's power light turns on and stays on, but the computer never boots up. The screen stays completely blank. The hard drive light turns on for a moment and then shuts off. While it's in this...

perhaps you might need to reset or enable the correct boot sequence in the Bios settings of the pc.
On some pc's you press F2 whilst booting to get to the boot sequence pages,,,,navigate then using the "tab" of arrow keys ,
Familiarise yourself with these setting and pages you wiill have a chance to save and exit.
Press enter to change a value or reset completely to default setting if you wish
Goto "boot sequence and learn how to get the pc to boot from different devices

Sep 07, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5670 Notebook

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D600 pc reads no bootable devices--srike F1 to retry boot

You will need to go to CMOS usually F1 or F2, or Delete on Boot-up to enter Setup - find the start-up or Boot Sequence order and set to CD.
Place OS (XP or ??) in CD and reboot, tapping the F12 to give you the start-up boot sequence menu.  Select Boot from CD, and try recovering your operating system - if not recoverable you must install a fresh OS but would recommend making a new or 2nd Windows OS so you don't remove all hardware drivers including motherboard and ethernet and then tell the 2nd OS to find the drivers within the first OS directory when installing fresh OS - Operating System.
Everyone should have a back-up of all their drivers and a copy of their operating system or a recovery disk but this is hind-site.
Good luck.
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Hope this helps!

Jun 07, 2010 | Dell Latitude D600 Notebook

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I cant get it to let me change the boot setting so i can boot from cd

The moment you turn on your computer start taping F12 key on your keyboard, It will lead you directly to boot menu where you can select CD rom as your boot device, if that doesn't work that go to BIOS and under Bios you will either see "boot sequence" or "Boot" options from where you can change the sequence of your boot devices.

Nov 10, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite 5205-S503 Notebook

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Toshiba Satellite 1400

To Access the Bios Setup Utility Here Is A List Of Key Commands And The Make/Model They Are For..

Acer - Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos
  • Press Del or F2 immediately after powering on.
  • The BIOS on the Acer Altos 600 server uses the Ctrl+Alt+Esc key and the F1 key for advanced options.
  • Older Acer computers may use also use the F1 or Ctrl+Alt+Esc keys to access BIOS.
Compaq - Presario, Prolinea, Deskpro, Systempro, Portable
  • Press F10 while the cursor in the top right corner of the screen is blinking.
  • Older Compaq computers may use the F1, F2, F10, or Del key to give access to BIOS.
Dell - XPS, Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude. OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro
  • Press F2 when the Dell logo appears. Press every few seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.
  • Older Dell desktops and laptops may instead use Ctrl+Alt+Enter or Del to enter BIOS.
  • Older Dell laptops may use Fn+Esc or Fn+F1.
eMachines - eMonster, eTower, eOne, S-Series, T-Series
  • Press Tab or Del while the eMachine logo displays on screen.
  • Other eMachine computers may use F2 to enter BIOS.
Fujitsu - LifeBook, Esprimo, Amilo, Tablet, DeskPower
  • Press F2 once the Fujitsu logo appears.
Gateway - DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro
  • Press the F1 key repeatedly after restarting the computer.
  • Some older Gateway computers use F2 to access the BIOS Setup utility.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) - Pavilion, TouchSmart, Vectra, OmniBook, Tablet
  • Press the F1 key after restarting the computer.
  • HP Tablet PCs may use F10 or F12.
  • Other HP computers may allow access to BIOS using the F2 or Esc keys.
  • Press F1 immediately after powering on the computer.
  • Older IBM computers (including some laptops) may utilize the F2 key for BIOS entry.
Lenovo (formerly IBM) - ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation
  • Press F1 or F2 after powering on the computer.
  • Older Lenovo products allow access to BIOS using Ctrl+Alt+F3, Ctrl+Alt+Ins, or Fn+F1.
Micron (MPC Computers) - ClientPro, TransPort
  • Press F1, F2 or Del immediately after powering on the PC.
NEC - PowerMate, Versa, W-Series
  • Press F2 to enter the BIOS Setup.
Packard Bell - 8900 Series, 9000 Series, Pulsar, Platinum, EasyNote, imedia, iextreme
  • Press F1, F2, or Del to enter BIOS.
Sharp - Notebook Laptops, Actius UltraLite
  • Press F2 after the computer starts.
  • 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.

Good Luck and Hope it helps...

Jun 12, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A35-S159 Notebook

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