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Old 11-07-2006, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I enter BIOS?

Im pretty sure this is a really stupid question, but how can I enter BIOS? I looked on the net and they say that there are different keys depending on the BIOS supplier. I checked my startup sequence but didn't see anywhere anything about who my BIOS supplier is. So I guess what I need to know is how to find out who my BIOS supplier is. Then I can hopefully look up the keys to press to enter it. It does display 'press delete to enter setup' but am I correct in assuming that setup and BIOS are different things?

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usually its Del it can also be F1 , or F2

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The words, "setup": "CMOS" and "BIOS" are all used interchangably now.

They all mean the same thing. At least in the public and on forums.
While comptia teachs "the CMOS Setup" is what you enter to change settings at POST.

Be aware there are other options, like RAID Setup utility, Flash Utility, etc etc. It all depends on the manufacture.
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Well specifically I need to go into BIOS to disable the on board graphics but I can't find the option anywhere in setup. I'll try the other shortcuts sylwek suggested, though I may have just missed it.
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