getting into the BIOS

March 23, 2010 at 09:29:27
Specs: Windows Me
Hi Guys, I am trying to get into the BIOS, so that I can change the Boot-up from the hard drive to CD, but it dosen't matter what key I press, it goes straight to the IBM Preload, what do you suggest.

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March 23, 2010 at 09:35:49
on my thinkpad, I have to press F1, and hold it down, until the bios comes up.


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March 23, 2010 at 09:54:20
depends on what board u use but in most of em keep pressing F2 key or delete key once ur system passes the board screen

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March 23, 2010 at 10:09:18
Try pressing f 12 and hold it down...start computer...keep the key depressed until boot menu comes up.

You wont have time if you start then press f 12

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March 23, 2010 at 14:01:41
From another forum:

"1) Shut down the operating system and turn off your computer.
2) Press and hold down the F1 key, and then turn on the computer.
3) When an IBM or other logo is displayed or if you hear repeating beeps, release the F1 key. The IBM BIOS Setup Utility will start.
4) Select "Start Options" from the first menu.
5) From the Start Options menu, press <Enter> on the top bullet labeled "Startup Sequence" (it is above all the other options). This brings up a new "Startup Sequence" menu.
6) Change boot order as needed using arrow keys."

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March 26, 2010 at 16:59:48
Thank you jam
Followed your instructions and it worked like a treat. Changed the settings and upgraded the software.
Once again thank you


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