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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?

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  • kirk04 Jul 08, 2008

    was able to go to system bios, but not able to add slave drive. still is not recognized.


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Hello its either f2 or del, it should say in the bottom left or right corner.

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

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