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-lost bios will not open on startup pressing DEL -screen is black with small white bar flashing in left top corner -presing F1 or F2 brings up invalid system disk, replace disc & press any key, or reboot & select proper boot device ,or insert boot media in selected boot device & press a key DOSE NOTHING -this is a new ASUS M3A32-MVP DELUXE MB -did have BIOS on several bootups lost it while trying to install OS Vista, did not make backup disc -what can ido to recover BIOS Jack

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U do a flasing of ur BIOS, there will a jumper on the mother board, U can find it refering the manual of ur mother board, jst change the jumper to flash the BIOS, then try booting...

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How do I get it to go into bios when pressing f2 doesn't work?


Per the internet site, it depends upon the model of laptop. Here are some examples:

Laptops - Access Bios Settings Key

Issue


The most common Access Bios key is the "DEL" button or "F2". This depends on the laptop model, however, and can be confusing if you do not know which key to press.


Solution


Here is a list of laptop models and brands with the keyboard commands / key for accessing the BIOS Setup:



Acer: F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC

ARI: CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

AST: CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL

Compaq 8700: F10

CompUSA: DEL

Cybermax: ESC



Dell Laptops:

Dell 400: F3, F1

Dell 4400: F12

Dell Dimension: F2 or DEL

Dell Inspiron: F2

Dell Latitude: Fn+F1 (while booted)

Dell Latitude: F2 (on boot)

Dell Optiplex: DEL

Dell Optiplex: F2

Dell Precision: F2



eMachine: F2

Gateway 2000 1440: F1

Gateway 2000 Solo: F2

HP (Hewlett-Packard): F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)

IBM: F1

E-pro Laptop: F2

IBM PS/2: CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL

IBM Thinkpad (newer) Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.



Micron: F1, F2, or DEL

Packard Bell: F1, F2, Del

Seanix: DEL

Sony VAIO: F2

Sony VAIO: F3

Tiger: DEL



Toshiba 335 CDS: ESC

Toshiba Protege: ESC

Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS: F1

Toshiba Tecra: ESC then F1 or F2



Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]:


  • Turn on the computer by holding down the power button while pressing the ESC key



    • The machine will beep, then display:




    • Check System, then press [F1] key.





  • Release the ESC key


  • Press the F1 key


Laptops Access Bios Settings Key

Apr 03, 2015 | Computers & Internet

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Trying to add a slave drive and get into system bios from start up delete key, F1, didn't open set up. do you know how to get my sony vaio rx650 to open in set up mode? kirkmalicki@aol.com


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press F2 instead or continue pressing the DEL tab to go to bios mode

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Jul 08, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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How to enter bios setup


press esc or press F1 to F2 sometime press DEL you can read it on the startup (black screen which one )

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Black screen flashing dash top left corner. ....wont reboot after system restore


If its only 3 mnths old should still be under WARRANTY take it back
if its not under warranty

Turn Off the computer now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding Alt key & keep on tapping F10 key ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer) or


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually delete or the F2 key this will differ depending on which bios you have


Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

hope it helps

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Problems with compaq presario cq56


open f10 go to diagnostics 10008 bios code means the hard drive is fried new one for cq 60 160gb hard drive 90 dollars but might as well upgrade 500gb only 115 i would think the cq 56 should be about the same price

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Brand new Dell Vostro 430, in troublefree use for two weeks, sudden does not start up any more. After turning the Vostro on: - it shows the startup screen with the Dell-logo in the center, the intel...


Press DEL on startup and select "last best known config that worked" If that doesn't work you have probably corrupted the Win registry.Will need to take back to store, beware that if its a software fault you will have to pay and may lose all your data n the HDD!!!

Oct 16, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to get to bios on windows xp and vista?


All you have to do is press the DEL or F2 key (depends on the motherboard) just at start up, before windows start up. Tip : shut down your computer and start it again. Press sometimes DEL key before the windows begin loading. During this you may have on your screen some logo (manufacturer) or black screen with white letters. If not success, try the same using F2.

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Sep 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My computer goes to black screen with flashing cursor in upper left corner. does this mean i need to reformat my harddrive and reinstall windows? i didn't install anything new i just rebooted the computer...


Wen yu power up press F2 or F1 or 'del' key to enter in bios check your harddisk is detected in bios.
Open cpu cover and refix RAM memory and reconect power cable and sata or ide cable to harddisk again.
then ceck.

Jul 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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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.
IBM - PC, XT, AT
  • 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.


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Jun 12, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite A35-S159 Notebook

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Does nothing


This indicates, it has lost the initial boot settings in the bios for a p.o.s.t. and if inseting your xp disc into cdrom drive at boot up doesn't do anything either, possible cmos battey flat and requires checking and replacing. The motherboard may also have a fault as it's getting on a bit.

Nov 10, 2006 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook

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