Setting up a laptop. How to log into BIOS
Often, when working with a PC or laptop for one reason or another, it becomes necessary to enter the BIOS. For example, if you need to start a bootable USB flash drive and reinstall the system from it, or configure the memory or processor, set a password, and so on. This article focuses on how to enter the BIOS, because not every laptop owner is familiar with this process.
What it is?
The BIOS is a basic system, the basis of any laptop and computer, which is a firmware that is implemented in every motherboard. It is simply necessary for the correct operation of the entire system. It contains all the most important settings, from it you can access any device "on board", change its characteristics and operating (regular) mode. The BIOS is divided into several logical sections. Each company-manufacturer of this quantity varies slightly. For example, one section includes the configuration of the processor and memory, the other - the hard disk, and the third provides information about the temperature mode of the unit and its parts, and so on.With the help of BIOS, you can fine-tune your PC or laptop for your personal use, set a password, speed up system startup and overclock some components.
How to get there?
An interesting point is that the entrance to the BIOS depends on what company laptop. As mentioned above, each manufacturer sets a certain key combination to enter this firmware. In this connection, the urgency of the question of how to enter the BIOS arises. On laptops, the number of such combinations is much greater than on the PC. You need to start with the fact that any combination (regardless of the laptop company) should be pressed when the first image appears on the screen, that is, when the laptop starts to boot. It should be pressed quickly, but for a more confident entrance, do it several times, because there is not much time left for entering the BIOS.It is about 3 seconds. To enter the BIOS on a laptop, you need to press the "Delete" key or one of the keys with the letter "F". Usually used to enter "F1" or "F2", less often - "F12". Sometimes you need to press "Delete" and one of the "F" keys at the same time.Pay attention to the primary boot screen, in its lower part it is usually written what combination of buttons should be pressed to enter this firmware. As a rule, when buying a laptop, the client is given an instruction in which it is clearly written and shown how to enter the BIOS. On HP laptops, the input is generally original: you first need to press the "Esc" button, after which you will be given the choice to launch the settings menu or boot from the disk. On some models of the same company, the input is made by pressing the "F10" key. On Dell laptops, launching BIOS is possible by pressing the "F2" button. It is worth noting that the equipment of this manufacturer is quite easy and convenient launching the settings menu. The most frequent questions about how to enter a BIOS in a laptop are asked by owners of Acer equipment. Here the program opens in several ways: "F2", "F1" or "Alt" + "Ctrl" + "Esc".
What you need to learn
So, we hope you understand how to log in to BIOS, and what it is. It is important to remember a few points. First, always read the instructions for the device. Secondly, pay attention to the loading screen, as well as what is written on it.Thirdly, the key combinations are most often represented by the "Delete" button and some other "F" key.