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Accessing the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) varies depending on the manufacturer of your computer.

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Here's a general guide:

Restart your computer:

  1. Completely turn off your computer.
  2. Turn on your computer.

Press the BIOS key repeatedly:

  1. As soon as your computer starts to boot up, press the key that enters the BIOS setup. Common BIOS keys include DeleteF2F10F12, or Esc. You might see a message on the screen during startup briefly indicating the key to press to enter BIOS setup.

Here's a table summarizing the most common BIOS keys by manufacturer:

Manufacturer BIOS Key
Acer F2 or DEL
ASUS F2 for all PCs, F2 or DEL for motherboards
Dell F2 or F12
HP ESC or F10
Lenovo (Consumer Laptops) F2 or Fn + F2
Lenovo (Desktops) F1
Lenovo (ThinkPads) Enter + F1
MSI DEL for motherboards and PCs

Continue pressing the key until you see the BIOS screen:

  1. Keep pressing the key repeatedly until you see the BIOS setup screen appear. The BIOS screen typically displays basic information about your computer's hardware, such as the motherboard model, memory capacity, and storage devices.

Navigate the BIOS using the arrow keys:

  1. Once you're in the BIOS setup, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through the different menus and options. The specific options and functionalities will vary depending on your BIOS version and manufacturer.

Exit BIOS:

  1. To exit the BIOS setup, use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Exit" menu and select the "Exit Saving Changes" option if you made any changes. Otherwise, choose "Exit Discarding Changes" to discard any unsaved modifications.

Here are some additional tips:

  • If you're unsure about the BIOS key for your specific computer, consult your computer's manual or the manufacturer's website.
  • Be careful when making changes in the BIOS setup, as incorrect settings can affect your computer's stability or functionality.
  • If you're unfamiliar with BIOS settings, it's generally recommended to leave them alone to avoid unintended consequences.
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