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You should only enter the BIOS immediately after booting the computer and never from within an operating system (i.e. Windows). On some computers you can enter the BIOS from a DOS prompt.
Several ways can be used to enter the BIOS/CMOS:
The video monitor will usually say on the bottom of the screen just as the computer is turned on, which key to use.
The BIOS information is stored in the CMOS hardware section of the motherboard and the contents are maintained by applying constant electrical current using a CMOS battery.
to enter the BIOS during boot up hold down one of the following keys:

  • Hold down the <Del> key
  • Hold down the <F1> key
  • Hold down the <F10> key
To enter the BIOS from a DOS prompt...( ...NOT from inside windows)
  • <Alt><Cntrl><Esc>
  • <Alt><Cntrl><Enter>
  • <Cntrl> <Alt> <A>
  • <Cntrl> <Alt> <S>
Compaq Presario - Press <Alt> <Ctrl> <Esc> at boot when you see the "Compaq" log in big letters

Still if you are having problems you can get in touch with a technician through www.thebestpcdoctor.com

Toll free: 877 407 9229

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

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