Different BIOS Entry Passwords

Posted: August 21, 2009 in Bios, System Basics
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Acer – CTL ALT ESC

AMI BIOS – DEL, F1 or F2

AST, Advantage, Award, Tandon – CTL ALT ESC

Award BIOS – DEL or CTL ALT ESC

Compaq – F10

DELL – F1 or DEL or CTL ALT ENTER

DTK BIOS – Esc

Gateway 2000 – F1

Hewlett Packard – F1

IBM
Older Models – In order to get into the configuration of the IBM setup screen CMOS screen you need to hold down both mouse buttons during bootup.

Aptiva – F1

PS/2 – CTL ALT INS after CTL ALT DEL

PS/2 with reference partition – INS

NEC – F2

Olivetti PC Pro – SHIFT CTL ALT Numpad DEL

Packard Bell – F1 or F2

Phoenix BIOS F1 or F2, or CTL ALT ESC or CTL ALT S or CTL S or CTL ALT INS

Sharp Laptop 9020 – F2

Sony – F3 at switchon, then F2 or F1

Tandon – CTL SHIFT ESC

Toshiba – ESC at switchon

Zenith – CTL ALT INS

Miscellaneous – CTL ESC or CTL ALT +

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