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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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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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it's not a major problem.go to bios screen by pressing F2 and DEL in keyboard at startup you will enter bios screen there you can change the boot device properties.change the first device to hard disk and second to CD or DVD ROM drive.it will solve your problem

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Booting problem


Restart your computer
have a close look at the screen it will be quick you will see which key to press to enter bios

During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key

this will vary depending on your computer and operating system

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

hope this helps

others you might try

Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc

ALR PC: (F2) or (Ctrl)(Alt)Esc)

AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)

AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl + Alt + Esc

Award BIOS: (Del) or (Ctrl)(Alt)(Esc)

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I want to wipe my hard drive completely, and i downloaded dariks nuke and boot. but i dont know how to open my bios and do it. so how would i go about opening my bios? i own a dell inspiron 1525


To get in to bios you have to reboot and once screen turns black keep on pressing F2 key but dont hold it down but tap it and it will bring you in to bios menu. Some dell's use "Del" (delete) key so if this is the case just do same thing instead of tapping F2 just keep on tapping "Del" key. This will take you into bios. If this daris nuke does not work just put in your windows cd and reboot and on black screen just keep on tapping key F12 and this will ether give you boot menu to choose form and you need to choose cd or dvd rom or sometimes it will go in to it right away and it will say "press any key to boot from a cd-rom" so you can press any key on keyboard (like space bar) and then choose option to install windows and not repair, choose delete partition which is usually like couple screens(one is letter L and one is just delete) and then choose install windows and choose quick or normal format. Once formatting is done it will start the new install. Good luck.

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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!!!

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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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How to get into bios of emachines t3065


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If you are running Windows, press F8 when your pc is booting.

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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 | PC Desktops

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You're talking about My PC and device manager and I'm talking about Bios.
The BIOS (stands for Basic Input/Output System) is system software inside your computer that helps the computer start up, even before Windows does. It also contains key settings about what the computer has on board.
In newer computers, it exists on a special chip called CMOS (stands for Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor).

You can go into the BIOS to edit or change the technical information about key components of the computer like disk drives, keyboards, and display settings. It also keeps track of the date and time.
The BIOS can normally be accessed when you start your computer. You may see a reference to "Setup" when you turn your computer on. That’s your opportunity to get into the BIOS. It usually requires the push of a function key, such as F10, to get access to it. That "F" key varies between computers. Sometimes it’s not even one of the Function keys, but the ESC key or DEL key.

If a logo screen—like HP or Dell—is displayed during the start up process instead, then you may want to check with your computer maker for a command to turn off that screen and display the start up information, which is listed when a computer is powered on.
A partial list of BIOS access commands by brand is listed at the end of this article.
The BIOS also contains the boot-up sequence. Normally, computers are configured to boot from a hard drive.


Before you do anything to your BIOS, it’s always a good idea to record the original settings on a sheet of paper that can be kept in a safe place so you can reference it later if you need to reset it.
Here is a list of key sequences for various brand-name computers. If yours is not there, check with your manufacturer or watch for info flashed on-screen when your computer first starts, before Windows begins. It may say

"For setup hit..." That will be how to get into the BIOS on your machine.
Acer: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc
ALR PC: (F2) or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
AMI BIOS: (Del), (F1) or (F2)
AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon: - Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Award BIOS: (Del) or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Compaq: (F10) (do this when the cursor is in the upper right corner of the screen blinking)
Dell: - F1 or Del.
Dell: - Some require pressing reset twice
Dell: - Ctrl + Alt + Enter
DTK BIOS: (Esc)
Gateway 2000: - F1
Hewlett Packard: - F1
IBM:
Older Models - In order to get into the configuration of the IBM setup screen (CMOS) screen you need to hold down both mouse buttons during boot up.
Aptiva - Press F1
IBM PS/2: Ctrl+Alt+Ins after Ctrl+Alt+Del
IBM PS/2 with reference partition: - Press Ins during boot
Some PS/2s, such as 75 and 90: - Ctrl Alt ?
Some PS/2s when pointer at top right of screen: - Ctrl + Ins
NEC: - F2
Packard Bell: - F1 or F2
Phoenix BIOS: (F1), (F2), or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl+Alt+S
Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl+S
Phoenix BIOS: - Ctrl+Alt+Ins
Sharp Laptop 9020: - F2
Sony: (F3) while you are starting the PC, then (F2) or (F1)
Tandon computers: - Hold down the key after turning on power
Tandon: - Ctrl+Shift+Esc
Toshiba Laptops: - Toshiba Utility
Toshiba: - Press Esc during boot
Toshiba, Phoenix, late model PS/1 Value Point and 330s: - Press F1 during boot
Olivetti PC Pro: - Shift+Ctrl+Alt + Num Pad Del
Miscellaneous PC’s: - Ctrl + Esc or Ctrl and Alt and +
Zenith: - Ctrl+Alt+Ins

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