Increasingly sourcing from here and there with second hand computers, which God knows how to switch on the Setup-and BIOS-and where, if a page is read this.
There are other ways, which include for example removing cable of FDD before turning on the computer (eg… it is with another device recorded in the BIOS – say the keyboard, but then very quickly run into another problem ;-)) which will tell you – who does not love the thrill … and it’s nice to have a moment of surprise, though …).
It gets more specific ways – for example throwing a mother-in (in-law) as soon as you are angry, but are not quite reliable and lead to losses or barely tolerable once windfall.
|Computer System||Way to start the BIOS Setup|
|286 – some of them||Setup disk|
|AMI, Award||Del (when boot)|
|AST Advantage||Ctrl Alt Esc|
|Award||Ctrl Alt Esc|
|Compaq – older||Setup disk|
|Dell – only a few||Reset (two times)|
|Epson (Gemini) – older||Setup disk|
|General – only a few||Ctrl-Esc|
|General – only a few||Ctrl Alt +|
|IBM – older||Setup disk|
|IBM PS/2 – older||Setup disk|
|IBM PS/2s w/ Ref. Partition||Ins (when boot)|
|NEC||F2 (when boot)|
|Olivetti PC Pro||Shift Ctrl Alt + Num Pad del|
|Phoenix – only a few||F1 (when boot)|
|Phoenix – only a few||Ctrl Alt S|
|Phoenix – only a few||Ctrl Alt Ins|
|Phoenix – only a few||Ctrl S|
|PS/1 – last models||F1 (when boot)|
|PS/1 330||F1 (when boot)|
|PS/1 Value Point||F1 (when boot)|
|PS/2 – only a few||Alt ?|
|PS/2 – only a few||Ctrl Ins , when the prompt is top right|
|Tandon||Ctrl Alt Esc|
|Tandon 386||Ctrl Shift Esc|
|Toshiba – older||Setup disk|
|Toshiba – only a few||Esc (when boot)|
|Toshiba – only a few||F1 (when boot)|
|Zenith||Ctrl Alt Ins|
This tablet does not exhaust all possible options. I’ll be glad if you write about things that you have discovered, for the common good ;-).
And be smart!