Different hot keys for your machine

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Here is the list of hot keys to enter the BIOS menu. Many advanced users may want to use the BIOS menu to change the established by default, I / O functions of the computer hardware. In various PCs and laptops boot BIOS menu by using different combinations of keys.
•    Acer (Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos) - [F2] or [DEL]
•    Acer (Altos 600 Server) - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Esc] or [F1]
•    Acer (Older PC) - [F1] or [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Esc]
•    AMI (American Megatrends AMIBIOS, AMI BIOS) - [Delete]
•    AMI (American Megatrends AMIBIOS, AMI BIOS) - Old Version - [F1] or [F2]
•    Award BIOS (AwardBIOS) - [Del]
•    Award BIOS (AwardBIOS) - Old Version - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Esc]
•    ALR - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Esc] or [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del]
•    ARI - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Esc] or [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del]
•    AST Advantage - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Esc]
•    Compaq (Presario, Prolinea, Deskpro, Systempro, Portable) - [F10] - when the cursor in the upper right corner
•    Compaq (Presario, Prolinea, Deskpro, Systempro, Portable) - [F10] - at the time of the show's logo
•    Compaq (Older Computers) - [F1], [F2], [F10], or [Del]
•    Cybermax - [Esc]
•    Dell (XPS, Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude. OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro) - [F2]
•    Dell (Older 486 Models) - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Enter]
•    Dell (Some Models) - Reset - press the button twice
•    Dell Dimension L566cx System - [Del]
•    Dell (Older Laptop Models) - [Fn] + [Esc] or [Fn] + [F1]
•    DTK (Datatech Enterprises) - [Esc]
•    eMachines (eMonster, eTower, eOne, S-Series, T-Series) - [Tab] or [Del]
•    eMachine (Some Older Computers) - [F2]
•    Fujitsu (LifeBook, Esprimo, Amilo, Tablet, DeskPower) - [F2] - when a logo
•    Gateway Using Phoenix BIOS (DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro) [F1]
•    Gateway (Some Older PCs) - [F2]
•    Hewlett-Parkard (HP Pavilion, TouchSmart, Vectra, OmniBook, Tablet) - [F1]
•    Hewlett-Parkard (HP Alternative) - [F2] or [Esc]
•    Hewlett-Parkard (HP) Tablet PC - [F10] or [F12]
•    IBM ThinkPad using IBM BIOS (Early Models) - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Ins] - when the cursor in the upper right corner
•    IBM ThinkPad using IBM BIOS (Later Models) - [F1] - press and hold
•    IBM ThinkPad using Phoenix BIOS - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F11] - from the DOS prompt
•    IBM PS / 1 (Late Models), PS / ValuePoint and 330s - [Ctrl] + [Alt ]+[?]
•    IBM PS / 2 with Reference Partition - [Insert]
•    IBM PS / 2 - [Ctrl] + [Ins] - when the cursor in the upper right corner
•    IBM PS / 2 - 75 and 90 [Ctrl] + [Alt ]+[?]
•    IBM (PC, XT, AT) - [F1]
•    IBM (Older Computers or Notebooks) - [F2]
•    Lenovo (ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation) - [F1] or [F2]
•    Lenovo (Older Products) - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F3], [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Ins] or [Fn] + [F1]
•    Microid Research MR BIOS - [F1]
•    Micron (MPC Computers ClientPro, TransPort) - [F1], [F2] or [Del]
•    NEC (PowerMate, Versa, W-Series) - [F2]
•    NEC Versa Notebook - [F1] - press and hold
•    Olivetti PC Pro - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Shift] + [Del] - on the numeric keypad
•    Packard Bell (8900 Series, 9000 Series, Pulsar, Platinum, EasyNote, imedia, iextreme) - [F1], [F2] or [Del]
•    Packard Bell (Early 386 and 486 Dodels) - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [S] - consistently
•    Phoenix BIOS (Phoenix-Award BIOS) - [Del]
•    Phoenix BIOS (Phoenix-Award BIOS) - Old Version - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [S], [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Esc], [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Ins] or [Ctrl ] + [S]
•    Sharp (Notebook Laptops, Actius UltraLite) - [F2]
•    Sharp (Old PCs) - required disk diagnostics to enter the BIOS
•    Shuttle (Glamor G-Series, D'vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance) - [F2] or [Del]
•    Sony (VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series) - [F1], [F2] or [F3]
•    Sony Vaio 320 Series - [F2]
•    Tandon 386 - [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Esc]
•    Tandon - [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [Esc]
•    Toshiba (Portégé, Satellite, Tecra) - [Esc]
•    Toshiba (Portégé, Satellite, Tecra with Phoenix BIOS) - [F1]
•    Zenith, Phoenix - [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Ins]



List of shortcut keys to restore factory settings, many owners of notebook and netbook know that if their device was purchased with pre-installed, it is almost always on the hard drive has a special hidden partition for storing an operating system with drivers and programs. Someone deletes this section right away to make room, and someone does not even know of its existence. And some use it for other purposes. Enter into recovery menu you can in Windows, but if the system came off the way it be? You can restore your system using hot keys.
 
After switching on the notebook or netbook immediately begin to press:
  • Acer (Aspire, Power, Veriton, Extensa, Ferrari, TravelMate, Altos): Press [F2] or [Del] Immediately After Power Up
  • Acer (Altos 600 Server): Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] or [F1] During Boot (for Advanced Options)
  • Acer (Older PC): Press [F1] or [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] to Access BIOS
  • AMI (American Megatrends AMIBIOS, AMI BIOS): Press [Delete] During Boot
  • AMI (American Megatrends AMIBIOS, AMI BIOS) – Old Version: Press [F1] or [F2] During Boot
  • Award BIOS (AwardBIOS): Press [Del] After Powering Up Computer
  • Award BIOS (AwardBIOS) – Old Version : Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] During Boot
  • ALR: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] or [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] During Boot
  • ARI: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] or [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] During Boot
  • AST Advantage: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] During Boot
  • Compaq (Presario, Prolinea, Deskpro, Systempro, Portable): Press [F10] When Blinking Cursor Jumps To Top Right Corner of Screen
  • Compaq (Presario, Prolinea, Deskpro, Systempro, Portable): Press [F10] When Logo Screen Is Displayed
  • Compaq (Older Computers): Press [F1], [F2], [F10], or [Del] Key
  • Cybermax: Press [Esc] Key
  • Dell (XPS, Dimension, Inspiron, Latitude. OptiPlex, Precision, Vostro): Press F2 When Dell Logo Is Displayed Until “Entering Setup” Appears
  • Dell (Older 486 Models): Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Enter] During Boot
  • Dell (Some Models): Press Reset Button Twice (i.e. Power Reset Button)
  • Dell Dimension L566cx System: Press [Del]
  • Dell (Older Laptop Models) : Press [Fn]+[Esc] or [Fn]+[F1]
  • DTK (Datatech Enterprises): Press [Esc] Key Right After Powering On the PC.
  • EISA Computer: Press the Reset button on the Front of the Computer, then Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc] immediately when the memory count begins or Press [Crtl]+[Alt]+[S].
  • eMachines (eMonster, eTower, eOne, S-Series, T-Series): Press [Tab] or [Del] During Boot
  • eMachine (Some Older Computers): Press [F2]
  • Fujitsu (LifeBook, Esprimo, Amilo, Tablet, DeskPower): Press [F2] When Fujitsu Logo Is Appearing.
  • Gateway Using Phoenix BIOS (DX, FX, One, GM, GT, GX, Profile, Astro): Press [F1]
  • Gateway (Some Older PCs): Press [F2]
  • Hewlett-Parkard (HP Pavilion, TouchSmart, Vectra, OmniBook, Tablet): Press [F1] Upon Startup or Bootup
  • Hewlett-Parkard (HP Alternative): Press [F2] or [Esc]
  • Hewlett-Parkard (HP) Tablet PC: Press [F10] or [F12]
  • IBM ThinkPad using IBM BIOS (Early Models): Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Ins] When Cursor Is At Upper-Right Corner of Screen
  • IBM ThinkPad using IBM BIOS (Later Models): Press and Hold [F1] When Powering Up Laptop
  • IBM ThinkPad using Phoenix BIOS: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F11] from DOS Prompt
  • IBM PS/1 (Late Models), PS/ValuePoint and 330s: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[?]
  • IBM PS/2 with Reference Partition: Press [Insert] During Boot
  • IBM PS/2: Press [Ctrl]+[Ins] When Pointer Is At Top Right of Screen
  • IBM PS/2: Need Reference Disk and ADF Disk for Setup
  • IBM PS/2 75 and 90: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[?]
  • IBM (PC, XT, AT): Press [F1] Immediately On Powering On the Computer
  • IBM (Older Computers or Notebooks): Press [F2]
  • Lenovo (ThinkPad, IdeaPad, 3000 Series, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation): Press [F1] or [F2] on Boot Up
  • Lenovo (Older Products): Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[F3], [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Ins] or [Fn]+[F1].
  • Microid Research MR BIOS: Press [F1]
  • Micron (MPC Computers ClientPro, TransPort): Press [F1], [F2] or [Del] On Startup
  • NEC (PowerMate, Versa, W-Series): Press [F2] During Boot
  • NEC Versa Notebook: Press and Hold Down [F1] Upon Startup or Bootup
  • Olivetti PC Pro: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Shift]+[Del](in Num Pad) During Boot
  • Packard Bell (8900 Series, 9000 Series, Pulsar, Platinum, EasyNote, imedia, iextreme): Press [F1], [F2], or [Del].
  • Packard Bell (Early 386 and 486 Dodels): Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[S] Sequence
  • Phoenix BIOS (Phoenix-Award BIOS): Press [Del] During Power On Self-Test
  • Phoenix BIOS (Phoenix-Award BIOS) – Old Version: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[S], [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Esc], [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Ins] or [Ctrl]+[S] During Power On Boot Self-Test Right After Startup
  • Sharp (Notebook Laptops, Actius UltraLite): Press [F2] On Computer Starts
  • Sharp (Old PCs): Require Setup Diagnostics Disk to Access BIOS
  • Shuttle (Glamor G-Series, D’vo, Prima P2-Series, Workstation, X Mini XPC, Surveillance): Press [F2] or [Del] on System Startup
  • Sony (VAIO, PCG-Series, VGN-Series): Press [F1], [F2] or [F3] After Turning On the Computer
  • Sony Vaio 320 Series: Press [F2] During Boot
  • Tandon 386: press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc]
  • Tandon: press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc]
  • Toshiba (Portégé, Satellite, Tecra): Press [Esc] During Boot
  • Toshiba (Portégé, Satellite, Tecra with Phoenix BIOS): Press [F1] during Boot
  • Zenith, Phoenix: Press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Ins] During Boot
  • F3 - MSI;
  • F4 - Samsung. Under the OS can be a Samsung Recovery Solution III;
  • F8 - Fujitsu Siemens. In general, will often fall on other laptops (via Stork troubleshooting) in the proprietary utility for Recovery.
  • F8 - Toshiba
  • F9 - ASUS;
  • F10 - Sony VAIO. Under the OS can be a VAIO Recovery Utility;
  • F10 - Packard Bell;
  • F11 - HP Pavilion;
  • F11 - LG;
  • F11 - Lenovo ThinkPad.
  • Alt + F10 - Acer. Before this, select the BIOS Disk-to-Disk (D2D);
  • Ctrl + F11 - Dell Inspiron;
  • F8 or F9 - Dell XPS. I forgot. Hold down [Alt] - Rover

Acer®
 F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC
AST®
 CTRL+ALT+ESC or CTRL+ALT+DEL
Cannon
 F1
Castex
 DEL
 (Red Compaq Logo Screen) F10
 DEL
 ESC
Dell®
Delete key
Dell Dimensions 4100 - 8100
tap the F2 key at blue Dell screen
  • Dell 400 F1
  • Dell Dimension® F2 or DEL
  • Dell Inspiron® F2
  • Dell Latitude Fn+F1 (while booted)
  • Dell Latitude F2 (on boot)
  • Dell Optiplex DEL
  • Dell Optiplex F2
  • Dell Precision™ F2
Digital
 F2
 DEL
Enpower (laptop)
 Ctrl+alt+s
 (F1 or F2)  2000 1440 F1 Gateway 2000 Solo™ F2
HP® (Hewlett-Packard)
 F1, F2, Del or F1 (at blue screen) Esc or F10
Hewlett Packard (Pavillion Notebook)
 F2 (Insyde BIOS) or F10
IBM (Aptiva)
 F1
IBM®
 F1 IBM E-pro Laptop F2 IBM PS/2® CTRL+ALT+INS after
 CTRL+ALT+DEL
IBM Thinkpad® (newer) Windows:
 Programs-Thinkpad CFG.
 Tangent DEL
Leading Edge
 Ctrl+alt+s
Micron™
 F1, F2, or DEL
NEC
 F1 or F2
 F1, F2, Del  (After Packard Bell start up screen) F1 or F2
Quantex
 Del key
Sony® VIAO
 (After Sony start up screen) F2 then hit F1
Sharp
 F2
Tiger
 DEL
Toshiba
 XP Laptops: From the desktop, click Start>>All
 Programs/Programs
>>TOSHIBA Console>>TOSHIBA
 Console
Toshiba Portable PC(Phoenix)
 Press the [F2] key while the system processes its Power
 On Self Test (POST).
Toshiba
 Rebooting press ESC and F1 to enter the BIOS setup
  335 CDS ESC
  • Toshiba Protege ESC
  • Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS F1
  • Toshiba Tecra F1 or ESC
If all else fails, hold down the space bar during startup. This should halt the machine and allow the customer to enter the startup key. The computer will display the BIOS key option. 

IBM Thinkpad
300
350
500,510
Enter setup by pressing CTRL+Alt+F3 from a DOS prompt (you must be in DOS mode, not a DOS session under Windows).
310,315
310E/ED
315ED
BIOS Utility is entered by holding F2 while the ThinkPad logo is displayed after power on.
365C/CS
365CD/CSD
365E/ED
Enter setup by pressing CTRL+Alt+F11 from a DOS prompt (you must be in DOS mode, not a DOS session under Windows).
365X/XD
With the unit powered off, hold the F1 key and power the unit on. Keep F1 held down until Easy setup appears
360,355 series
380,385 series
560 series
600 series
701C/CS
75x series
76x series
770 series
With the unit powered off, hold the F1 key and power the unit on. Keep F1 held down until Easy setup appears.

Note: On the TP 701, you can also access the Configuration area on BIOS by pressing the FN+F1 keys.
240
390
570
i Series 1200
i Series 1300

i Series 1400
i Series 1500
i Series 172x
A20
T20
Pressing F1 during startup when the ThinkPad logo is displayed.
700/C
720/C
Pressing CTRL+ALT+INS when the cursor moves over to the upper right hand side of the screen right after the memory count.
710T
730T
Hold the suspend/resume switch while powering on the computer.

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