Common Hot keys for BIOS Setup

Manufacturer / Vendor

Hot Key(s)

ALR Advanced Logic Research, Inc. ® PC / PCI F2
ALR PC non / PCI CTRL+ALT+ESC
AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) BIOS F1
AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.) BIOS DEL
Award BIOS CTRL+ALT+ESC
Award BIOS DEL
DTK (Datatech Enterprises Co.) BIOS ESC
Phoenix BIOS CTRL+ALT+ESC
Phoenix BIOS CTRL+ALT+S
Phoenix BIOS CTRL+ALT+INS
Computer  Vendor Keyboard Commands
Acer F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC
ARI CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL
AST CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL
Compaq 8700 F10
CompUSA DEL
Cybermax ESC
Dell 400 F3, F1
Dell 4400 F12
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
eMachine DEL
Gateway 2000 1440 F1
Gateway 2000 Solo F2
HP (Hewlett-Packard) F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)
IBM F1
IBM E-pro Laptop F2
IBM PS/2 CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL
IBM Thinkpad (newer) Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.
Intel Tangent DEL
Micron F1, F2, or DEL
Packard Bell F1, F2, Del
Seanix DEL
Sony VAIO F2
Sony VAIO F3
Tiger DEL
Toshiba 335 CDS ESC
Toshiba Protege ESC
Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS F1
Toshiba Tecra F1 or ESC

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