No access to BIOS at bootup

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
December 15, 2009 at 01:11:06
Specs: Windows XP
I start any regular computer and it boots giving an option to enter start up or bios by pressing F2 or F10. I get no such notice. I have formatted my computer and installed windows XP and still get no such notice. I press F2 when booting and cannot enter BIOS. How do I fix this? How do I enter BIOS?

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December 15, 2009 at 01:46:43
Well what do you see when starting up? A Splashscreen of some kind? Press ESC key as soon as splashscreen comes up and you will probably see the boot detail.

Many systems go into setup by pressing DEL key. Brandname systems such as Dell, HP etc routinely use F2, F10 etc but most retail motherboards use DEL

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December 15, 2009 at 04:59:06
BIOS Key Sequences
Try hitting the PAUSE/BREAK key, on your keyboard,
when the BIOS screen flashes on.
That should hold the display so you can
make note of which F key to use
to get into BIOS at next boot.
Then hit ENTER to continue with boot.

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December 15, 2009 at 08:44:48
some older bioses won't support a usb kb on boot. try a ps2.

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December 15, 2009 at 09:10:18
You stated in your other post that you built your computer. The Del key at start up should get you into the BIOS screens. Once there disable all logos and fast boot. You will then subsequently see the POST screens.

You shouldn't double post.

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