List of Common Function Key for Bios.

Here is a list of function key bios for various BIOS systems. If yours is not there, watch for info flashed on-screen before the operating system's splash screen shows. It may say "Press X to enter Setup". Hitting "X" key will get into the BIOS on your machine.

Here is a list of bios function key for the some computer manufacturers.

  • ACER: DEL or F2 keys
  • COMPAQ: F10 key
  • DELL Desktop: F2 key
  • The DELL laptops: Fn+ESC or Fn+F1 keys
  • GATEWAY: F1 key .
  • IBM: F1 key .
  • SONY: F1, F2 or F3.
  • TOSHIBA: F1 or ESC key

Also you can verifying the name of the BIOS on your computer, reference the following list and use the appropriate keyboard command to access the BIOS setup utility.

  • AMI BIOS: Del, F1 or F2
  • AST, Advantage, : Ctrl+Alt+Esc
  • Award BIOS: Del or Ctrl+Alt+Esc
  • DTK BIOS: Esc

If you're still having troubles with entering BIOS, here are some function key for bios you might can try:

  • F3
  • F4
  • Ctrl+Alt+F3
  • Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Del
  • Ctrl+Insert
  • Ctrl+Shift+Esc
  • Fn+[any "F" function key]

Before you modify setting in BIOS, it’s always a good idea to record the original settings on a sheet of paper that can be kept in a safe place so you can reference it later if you need to recover it.

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