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Booting issue when I hit the f2 button continuosly, it goes into a screen that is the bios utility setup and asks for a password. What might the password be?

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Black screen blue box saying


some one must have put in a boot password to your laptop,
follow this:
When booting up, enter your BIOS setup (usually by pressing the F2 key at the appropriate time).

Locate the BIOS Password section and turn the ON STARTUP password to off. There is no standard setup for BIOS, so I can't give you exact instructions.

If this does not work, try:
remove cell & start your pc you will here beep...beep...beep...

then turn off your pc & restore your cell.Start your pc and
password is removed.

there is a battery on motherboard,a button cell,you can try removing that and start computer, then put it back, bios settings will be lost.
you can also try removing any hardware like ram,if you have two,when system is off,turn on , it will prompt for changes , enter bios and try remove password.

Dec 15, 2013 | Gateway LT2001u Netbook

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Keys to use at boot time to access bios


It isn't keys, 3glarry, it is key.

It is either the F1 key, or the F2 key.
This key should be displayed when the Gateway logo comes up.
Gateway logo appears? Look quickly at the bottom of the screen.

Preferred method to enter BIOS Setup is this;
As SOON as you press the Power On button, start tapping on the appropriate key. Tap in 2 second intervals.

You may hear beeps. These are Stuck Key Error Code beeps.
You know they aren't real, because it is you that is doing it. Not a stuck key on the keyboard.

Why use this method?
Because the window of opportunity to enter the BIOS Setup utility, goes by F-A-S-T!

Now, may I ask what you are doing in the BIOS Setup utility? Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 23, 2012 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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When I turn the laptop on I see the Toshiba screen for just a second and then it instantly goes to this lovely black screen that says password= How this got there I have know idea. Can anyone help?


Dear beanbean,
This "lovely black screen" is a BIOS password screen. This shows up because somebody has set a boot-up password in the BIOS Setup. If you're lucky, the BIOS Setup is still unprotected, and you can access it as follows:
When you turn it on, look for something that says "Press [button] to enter Setup" or "Press [button] to enter Setup Utilities." Press the corresponding button on your keyboard, and you should enter BIOS Setup.

Now two things can happen. Either you are permitted to access Setup, or you are prompted for the password.
If you can access Setup, navigate to the Security tab and clear all set passwords.If not... then you can either reset BIOS by unplugging the computer, taking off the back, and removing the CMOS Battery (unrecommended), or you can call Toshiba support and ask for the master password (Most manufacturers have a master password, which will allow you to access Setup and remove the boot-up password)
Hope this helps,Ericthecmh

Sep 13, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook

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I need to find the CMOS setup utility for an assignment in my computer class. I cannot find it after pressing F2. Is this a software issue or a hardware issue? How do I get to CMOS setup utility?


Several Gateway computers use F1 to get into BIOS. Also you may not be hitting the Function button at the right time, you might be hitting it too early or too late. What usually works is hitting F1 or F2 buttons repeatedly right after you switch on the computer.


Hope this helps ;)

Feb 04, 2011 | Gateway M-6847 Notebook PC

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What is the boot up sequence please


You need to go inside BIOS to find out whats the boot sequence. To activate the BIOS Utility, press F2 during POST (when “Press <F2> to enter Setup” message is prompted on the bottom of screen).
Press F2 to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to “disabled”. If you want to change boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility, please set the parameter to “enabled”.
Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP Utility. Navigate to BOOT page on top.

Hope this helps!

Aug 22, 2010 | Acer Aspire 5535-5050 Notebook

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After turn on is asking for password (bios) and no body set up any password.


Hi, "Reboot" the Computer, look at the bottom of the [Screen] there will be (2) two, "Options" F2 for {Utilitiys Setup} and F12 for [Boot Options]; you want to "Press" the F2 button immediately at "Startup!" Once your in the Utilities, you can change the [Password]. If all go well, let me know by giving a "helpful rating," thanks.

Jun 21, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837 Notebook

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Want to re-format MSI Notebook S420. Screen continuously shows windows 'loading' but never boots. I have the recovery CD but because the computer never actually starts, I'm not sure what to do with it!MSI


Hello megan_van

While your laptop is on, eject the optical drive and insert the recovery CD. Turn off your laptop via the power button, and turn it back on. The recovery CD should boot. Follow the on-screen instructions to do a clean install.

If the recovery CD doesn't boot, try holding down the C key after turning on your laptop. If it still doesn't boot, you will have to change the boot order in BIOS. Don't worry, this is easier than it sounds! Follow these instructions:

1. Turn on your laptop, and look for a message that says something like PRESS (USUALLY F2, F8, DEL, ETC.) TO ENTER SETUP / BIOS. Hit that key before the Windows logo appears.

2. After hitting the relevant key, you'll be taken to the BIOS setup utility. All BIOS utilities have different appearances, but it is basically a set of menus containing different settings for your laptops hardware. Somewhere on the screen (usually the bottom), is a set of instructions for navigation your way around the BIOS. Follow these instructions to navigate your way to the option for changing the boot order.

N.B. Since every BIOS setup utility is different, the specifics on where the boot order options are located varies from computer to computer. The menu option or configuration item might be called boot options, boot, boot order, etc. The boot order option may even be located in a general menu like advanced options, advanced BIOS features, other options, etc.

3. Once you've located it, use the navigational controls to place the optical drive above the hard drive (usually the +/- keys). To be certain that the recovery CD boots, it's probably best to move the optical drive to the top of this list.

4. Within the navigational controls, there is usually an option to SAVE & EXIT. Press this key. If there isn't, look for a menu option with the heading EXIT. A SETUP CONFIRMATION box will now usually appear asking you to confrm the changes you've made to the BIOS before exiting.

N.B. The SETUP CONFIRMATION box can sometimes be worded cryptically. Read the message carefully to be sure that you're saving your changes instead of exiting WITHOUT saving your changes!

Your computer should now restart automatically, and the recovery CD should now boot.

Hope this helps. If you require further assistance, please don't hesitate to ask.

ajblaj

Apr 28, 2010 | MSI MEGABOOK M510C Notebook

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