How to access BIOS? What is the BIOS
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How to access BIOS? What is the BIOS

BIOS means "basic input/output system". That software program checks the hardware of your computer or laptop and helps Window to launch. When you get started your computer or laptop, its BIOS starts a power-on self-test to make sure that the machine's hardware (hard drive, sound card, graphics card,  keyboard, and so on) are connected and running correctly. If the check doesn't have problems, the BIOS switch control of your computer or laptop to another part of software, normally the os windows.

Almost every PC has a BIOS, and you may want to access yours every now and then. In the BIOS you are able to set a pass word, manage hardware, and switch the boot device. The BIOS interface is  friendly and quick to access, but you need to take attention when access the BIOS. Don't switch any settings if you don't understand about them.

Accessing BIOS is really very simple once you know which key or combination of keys on your keyboard to press to access BIOS. Follow the easy tutorial below to access the BIOS setup utility on your Computer or Laptop.

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Using the popular BIOS access keys

Computer or laptops created in the last several years support you to access the BIOS setup using among 5 keys displayed below during the boot process.

 

The most popular BIOS access keys for computers are:

  1. F1
  2. F2
  3. F10
  4. DEL
  5. ESC

Complete List of BIOS Access Keys for Motherboards

Abit

Hold or press DEL key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

ASRock

Hold or press F2 key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

ASUS

Hold or press DEL , Ins or F10 key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

BFG

Hold or press DEL to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

BIOSTAR

Hold or press DEL to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

DFI

Hold or press DEL to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

ECS Elitegroup

Press either the DEL or F1 key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

EVGA

Hold or press Del key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

Foxconn

Hold or press Del to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

GIGABYTE

Hold or press Del key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

Intel

Hold or press F2 key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

JetWay

Hold or press DEL key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

Mach Speed

Hold or press DEL key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

MSI (Micro-Star)

Hold or press DEL key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

PCChips

Press either the DEL or F1 key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

SAPPHIRE

Hold or press DEL key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

Shuttle

Press Del or Ctrl+Alt+Esc key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

Soyo

Hold or press DEL key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

Super Micro

Hold or press DEL key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

TYAN

Press either the DEL or F4 key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

XFX

Hold or press DEL key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

If you need the keyboard shortcut to the BIOS of the Laptop, let refer to the list below:

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Laptop SONY VAIO

To get into the BIOS when the computer restarts you should press and hold F2
To get into Recovery when restarting your computer you need to press and hold the key F10

LAPTOP HP-COMPAQ

To get into the BIOS when the computer restarts you should press and hold F10 key
To get into Recovery when restarting your computer you need to press and hold the key F11
To get the BOOT when restarted the computer you need to press and hold F9

LAPTOP ACER

To get the BOOT when restarted the computer you need to press and hold the F12 key
To get into the BIOS when the computer restarts you should press and hold the key F2.

LAPTOP ASUS

To get into the BIOS when the computer restarts you should press and hold the ESC key
To get the BOOT when restarted the computer you need to press and hold F2

LAPTOP-LENOVO THINKPAD

To get into the BIOS when the computer restarts you should press and hold the key F1
To get into Recovery when restarting your computer you need to press and hold the ThinkVantage
To get the BOOT when restarted the computer you need to press and hold the F12 key

DELL

To get into the BIOS when the computer restarts you should press and hold F2
To get into Recovery when restarting your computer you need to press and hold the F8 key, and then select Repair your Computer.
To get the BOOT when restarted the computer you need to press and hold the F12 key.


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Solomen is Editor of OMG!Howto who covers technology news, how-to guides and more. Solomen uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows. In his free time, he often listens to Baroque music and goes swimming. Follow him on Instagram: @solomen1992

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