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Old 04-29-2005, 09:47 AM   #1
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Laptop that seems to have no way to enter BIOS when started


My mothers laptop does not offer any way to enter into BIOS on startup, there is no press F2 thing or whatever it is. It just automatically boots from the hard drive. Is there another way into BIOS, if not how can I change the boot order without being able to get into BIOS?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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What type and model of laptop is it?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 11:42 AM   #3
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Make and model number?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 12:32 PM   #4
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a lot of older laptops require you to press escape very early in boot.

thirding the make and model number request
 
Old 04-29-2005, 10:46 PM   #5
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TOSHIBA 2455-s305

and it's not really old, she bought it in may of 2003.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 11:43 PM   #6
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What capnpayne said.

Try a cold boot and immediately hit Esc, when POST finishes you should get a prompt to hit F1 to enter BIOS.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 10:43 AM   #7
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I almost forgot to post back and tell you that escape worked. Thanks for your help guys.
 
  


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