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How to go to boot settings in IBM 6578-PBU machine

I tried to install the Windows XP in IBM 6578-PBU but i couldnt find the the key to press to enter the bios settings. Please let me know the key to press to enter the Bios setting in this machine. cannt choose boot sequence

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It's F1

The bios will coach you with a "press f1..." message, unless you have an additional serial or network board installed.

In which case, those cards messages will over-write the onscreen "press f1..." prompt and you'll never see it. You'll have to remove those cards first, to access the motherboard bios prompt.

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The key is F2 or Delete key.

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During bootup press del key if not press f10 if not try f1 or f2 or f7. i hope it helps

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