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John told me to start the computer and then press F1 or the F2 key "at one -second intervals to enter the BIOS set utility. I got a top list of `"Main"<enabled>, Advanced, Security,Power, Boot, and Exit. Do I press Boot? Then John says: Once in the BIOS: I see the BIOS Version with a long sentence(?) Theren is no sentnce "Boot Order" or "Boot Sequence" (?) Then it say Processor Type and it mentions: Intel (R) Pentium and Intel (R) EM64T Capable (?) Then SW Single Processor Mode <Disable>. If I press on "Boot" in the top selection I get a choice of Boot Device Priority <CD/DVD-ROM Drive> is that what I select to load from the Windows XP Professional? I hate to lose the original system from the computer, so I have to ask these questions. I remember booting a couple of HP computers, and I had to change the BIOS settings, but that was long ago so I don't remember the details. I also have some Dell computers to re-boot. Any particular to know about them? I have got the HP computers working fine, and I have even re-booted them with no problems. Thankful for the help I can get. I also have another Gateway Computer E-series, but I got the wrong (too long with too many contcts) 2 RAMs, and I don't know where to buy the right ones.

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    joecoolvette Nov 15, 2010

    stig_hagstro it's a little hard to follow along what you are stating. Let me see how well I do; 1) You have entered BIOS Setup, and are looking at the menu. You see the headings of; Main, Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit. IF so, use the Right Arrow key on your keyboard to highlight > BOOT. Now press the Enter key. You want CDROM as the top device in the boot order list. Look at the navigation guide at the bottom of the BIOS screen. Use - or + to change the order of the device listed, or Page up, or Page Down. From further reading of what you have stated, it looks as though the above headings are not going across the top of the BIOS Setup screen. Post back in a Comment, as to the headings you see. (One example: Standard CMOS Setup, or Standard BIOS Setup? Next one down is Advanced CMOS Setup, or Advanced BIOS Setup?) Also would appreciate the manufacturer name, and Model Number of the computer. Regards, joecoolvette

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For reloading the OS, go the option which says Boot and u will get the option to change the boot order from hard drive to CD Rom.

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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.

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I have older Toshiba laptop A15-S1292 running XP SP3. Problem is every time it start, before anything can be seen, it ask for password. I know the password, but I do not know how to romove the...


ESC Key BIOS Password removing procedure
1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the Esc key. The computer will display the "Password = " prompt.
2. Enter the correct password, and press the Enter key. The computer will display "Valid password entered, system is now starting up. Check system. Then press (F1) key"
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F2 Key BIOS Password removing procedure
1. Starting with the computer fully off, turn it on by pressing and releasing the power button. Immediately and repeatedly tap the F2 key. The unit will display the "Password = " prompt.
2. Enter the correct password, press the Enter key. (You may need to press the F2 key after you hit the enter key.)
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5. Press the F5 or the F6 key to navigate to the Password section. Enter the current password at the Old Password prompt, and press Enter. At the New Password prompt, press Enter (without typing anything into the password field). At the Confirm Password prompt, press Enter again (without typing anything into the password field). The password should now be removed.
6. Press F10 to save and exit from the BIOS Setup program.

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1. In Windows, click Start, then Control Panel (or Start, then Settings, then Control Panel).

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Then you can try another key to enter the BIOS.

After locating the manual and skimming through it, I see that it states you need to press the DEL key to enter setup (BIOS).

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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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