How to enter BIOS on acer laptop
“BIOS” is a set of microprograms that ensure the functionality of the API for working with hardware. It is in it that you can unleash the potential of the device, and also a big plus is the ability to eliminate any problem associated with a laptop component as a whole.
For most users, BIOS is a kind of dark forest in which programmers and system administrators “live”. On the one hand, they are right, it is better not to once again climb into this incomprehensible blue program, besides, if you cannot press something, then you can cause irreparable harm to your device. To prevent this, we recommend that you follow the rules of caution and DO NOT click everything.
Command line functionality
This method is very easy to use, moreover, it is possible on all devices where Windows is installed.
- In the start menu, click on search.
- Type cmd.
- Click on the application “cmd” with the right mouse button and run from the “Administrator Name”.
Shutdown.Exe / r / o
- Start your laptop using the power button, usually located next to the screen, on the right or left side.
IMPORTANT: do not wait for the operating system to start, you can enter the BIOS only at the beginning of the laptop boot.
Find out which button to press to bring up the BIOS menu.
Usually, when the device starts booting, a logo is displayed on the screen. Depending on the laptop model, there is also information about the button on the screen at this moment, by pressing which you will enter the BIOS. This information looks like this.
Entering BIOS on Acer laptop
An unusual moment happens in the life of a laptop user when you need to change the BIOS settings yourself without using the services of a wizard. To do this is quite SIMple and elementary.
Use different keyboard shortcuts.
Fear not, this does NOT mean that you have a BIOS, it just is not provided in your version. If you have such a problem, then during startup, as described earlier, press the “F2” key, if the laptop does not respond, you need to start it again. Instead of “F2” try to hold down “Delete” or these keys “Ctrl Alt Esc” together.
If you have tried all the methods and the laptop does not enter BIOS, it means that your laptop has a “CMOS” battery.
There are 3 types of CMOS batteries and they look like this.
On newer motherboards
The presence of a protective film individually in each laptop model.
Nowadays, replacing the battery is quite SIMple, but if you DO NOT understand the details of your laptop, then send it in for repair. Experts will replace the battery with a newer one and, if possible, fix other problems related to the functionality of your device.
So, we have figured out how to enter the BIOS of our laptop, now let’s figure out what settings we need to make. I will make a reservation in advance that without deep knowledge of the BIOS, you should not change anything superfluous in it, as this can lead to accidental loss of your laptop’s performance.
The Acer v5 571g model will most likely have a standard BIOS. Moving between the BIOS menus is carried out by arrows (left, right, up, down) First of all, you need to go to the Main menu, go down to the F12 Boot menu item. By default, this menu item is marked as [Disabled] That is, disabled. Press Enter, and change the value of the menu item to [Enabled] enabled. After saving and rebooting, this will allow us to use the F12 key to enable the media selection menu.
After that, go to the Boot section and set the required boot sequence with the F6 key. If we want to start installing Windows from a DVD drive, that is, corny from a disk, select the item on which CDROM will be written. For example (Atari CDROM) and press the F6 key. This menu item rises to the first position of the boot sequence and, after saving and rebooting, the installation of Windows from disk will begin. If we need to start the installation from a flash drive, select the “USB CDROM” menu item and press the F6 key. Now the laptop will start from the USB stick. After we have made the settings, press the F10 or Esc key to exit the BIOS, and click save the settings.
Acer aspire v3 notebooks may have a non-standard BIOS menu. Let’s consider this option. After entering the BIOS, go to the Boot tab. In the top line, the Boot mode item. Press Enter and change the UEFI value to Legacy, press OK, then go to the Esc tab, exit and press Save. After rebooting, go to the BIOS menu again, most often by pressing the F2 key and then go to the Boot menu or menu and select the media we need as described earlier. CDROM or USBROM.
Press F6 to raise the media we need to the first place. After that we exit with the ESC key and save. If everything is done correctly, after rebooting, the Windows installation menu from a USB flash drive or from a disk will appear, depending on which option you needed. By pressing the F12 key, we will be able to enter the Boot menu and choose independently from which media the laptop will be launched, for example (USB CDROM) Flash drive.
How to enter BIOS on Acer laptop
BIOS is a set of firmware, which are designed to work with the hardware of our computer. often than not, we need to configure it to run the Windows installation. By default, the Windows installation is loaded from the optical drive (disk drive) of a laptop or computer.
But what if we need to install Windows. From a flash drive? After the Windows image is mounted on the USB flash drive. We insert it into the USB connector, but nothing happens, our OS does not start the installation, and the computer boots in the usual mode. We need to enter BIOS and change the boot queue of devices, prioritize booting from a USB drive. The del (delete) hotkey is installed in computers to enter BIOS by the manufacturer
In laptops, everything can be much more complicated, they will be discussed further. Consider the example of laptops.
- Acer v5 571g
- Acer aspire v3
And also consider logging in through the Windows 8 UEFI menu.
We enter BIOS on a laptop
Acer laptop has a F2 hotkey to enter BIOS.
But it can also be keys:
- F2, F1
- Ctrl Alt Esc
- F2 F8
After turning it on, a splash screen appears. Usually it describes key combinations for entering various menus, including the BIOS. When this splash screen appears, boot to Windows. Press the F2 key, after which we get to the BIOS menu. If nothing happened, or after pressing the F2 key, it enters another menu, it is possible that other key combinations are installed in your Acer laptop model: it can be the Del (delete), F2, F1, CtrlAltEsc button.
There are some peculiarities of entering BIOS on Acer notebook model v5 571g. When buying a laptop, people often do not understand why when they try to enter the BIOS through known hotkeys or combinations, nothing happens. By default, the F2 key enters the BIOS menu, but if this does not happen and all known compositions do not work, try the F2F8 key combination. If even in this case nothing works out for you, read the instructions for the motherboard of your laptop, perhaps it describes the features of your model. Consider the features of BIOS models using the example of Acer v5 and Acer aspire v3 laptops.
Logging into BIOS via UEFI in Windows 8
In UEFI, the kind of interface used in new models of Acer laptops can be problematic to enter. For this, Windows 8 provides a solution. We press the key combination Windows C The side menu opens. At the bottom there will be a fad in the form of a gear “Parameters” At the very bottom, press the button “Change computer settings” Next, go to the item “General” Scrolling to the very bottom “Special boot parameters” press the button “Restart now” After which the restart will begin.
We find ourselves in the action selection menu. We press the button “Diagnostics” then “Additional parameters” Then we press “UEFI firmware parameters” We are offered to restart. We press, the system reboots and then we get into the BIOS.
In BIOS, we make settings for booting from a USB flash drive or an optical drive (floppy drive)
We go to the Boot menu at the top there will be a line Boot mode. Press Enter and change from the value (UEFI to the Legacy biоs value), then press ok. We go to the Main item, then we find the term “F12 Boot main” and change the value from [Desabled] to [Enabled]. That’s it, go to the Exit menu, save the settings and reboot our laptop. After the work done with the settings, you can use the F12 key to enter the Boot menu when choosing to start from the media you need. Also, now you can independently start a laptop from a USB flash drive or disk to install Windows. Or use the start of the second software you need.
I have a laptop Acer A315-32, the factory installed Linux “Infinity”. There is no Boot Mode timing in the menu at all. Only Secure Boot On / Off and Hard Drive. Nothing else. I wanted to put Wind10, in the photo you need to read RAV formats.
Entering the Boot Menu on Asus (for laptops and motherboards)
For almost all desktop computers with Asus motherboards, the boot menu is entered by pressing the F8 key after turning on the computer (at the same time when we press Del or F9 to enter BIOS or UEFI).
But there is some confusion with laptops. To enter the Boot Menu on ASUS laptops, depending on the model, you need to press when turning on:
- Esc. for most (but not all) modern and not so models.
- F8. for those Asus laptop models whose name begins with x or k, for example x502c or k601 (but not always, there are models on x, where you enter the Boot Menu by pressing the Esc key).
In any case, there are not so many options, so you can try each of them if necessary.
How to enter the Boot Menu on Lenovo laptops
For almost all Lenovo brand laptops and all-in-ones, you can use the F12 key to enter the Boot Menu when turning on.
Also, additional boot options for Lenovo laptops can be selected by clicking the small arrow button next to the power button.
The next most popular model of laptops and monoblocks with us is Acer. Entering the Boot Menu on them for different BIOS versions is carried out by pressing the F12 key when turning on.
However, on Acer laptops there is one feature. often, entering the Boot Menu by F12 does not work on them by default and in order for the key to work, you must first enter the BIOS by pressing the F2 key, and then switch the “F12 Boot Menu” parameter to the Enabled state, then save the settings and exit the BIOS.
Features of entering the Boot Menu in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 (8)
For laptops and computers that originally came with Windows 8 or 8.1, and soon with Windows 10, entering the Boot Menu using these keys may NOT work. This is due to the fact that shutdown for THESE operating systems is NOT in the full sense of the word shutdown. This is rather hibernation, and then the boot menu may NOT open when you press F12, Esc, F11 and the second keys.
In this case, you can do one of the following:
- When you select “Shutdown” in Windows 8 and 8.1, hold down the Shift key, in this case the computer should turn off fully and when you turn on the key to enter the Boot Menu, it should work.
- Restart your computer instead of turning it off and on, when restarting, press the desired key.
- Disable Fast Startup (see How to disable Fast Startup in Windows 10). In Windows 8.1, to do this, go to the Control Panel (the view of the control panel is icons, not categories), select “Power supply”, in the list on the left, click “Actions of the power buttons” (even if it is not a laptop), Disable the item “Turn on fast launch “(for this, you may need to click” Change parameters that are currently unavailable “at the top of the window).
One of these methods should definitely help with entering the boot menu, provided that everything else is done correctly.
How to enter the Boot Menu on laptops and computers
Boot Menu can be called at startup on most laptops and computers, this menu is a BIOS or UEFI option and allows you to quickly select which drive to boot the computer this time. In this manual I will show you how to enter the Boot Menu on popular laptop models and PC motherboards.
The described feature can be useful if you need to boot from a Live CD or a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows and not only. you do not necessarily need to change the boot order in the BIOS, as a rule, a single selection of the desired boot device in the Boot Menu is enough. On some laptops, the same menu gives access to the recovery section of the laptop.
First, I will write general information on entering the Boot Menu, nuances for laptops with Windows 10 and 8.1 preinstalled. And then. for each brand: for Asus, Lenovo, Samsung and others laptops, Gigabyte, MSI, Intel motherboards, etc. There is the same at the bottom. Where the entrance to such a menu is shown and explained.
Other models of laptops and motherboards
For other laptop models, as well as PCs with different Motherboards, there are fewer features, and then I will SIMply give the Boot Menu entry keys for them in the form of a list:
- HP AiOs and Notebooks. F9 or Esc followed by F9
- Dell Laptops. F12
- Samsung Laptops. Esc
- Toshiba Laptops. F12
- Gigabyte motherboards. F12
- Intel motherboards. Esc
- Asus motherboards. F8
- MSI motherboards. F11
- Asrock. F11
It seems that I took into account all the most common options, and also described the possible nuances. If suddenly you still cannot enter the Boot Menu on any device, leave a comment indicating its model, I will try to find a solution (and DO NOT forget about the issues related to fast boot in the latest versions of Windows, about which I wrote above).
General information on entering the BIOS boot menu
Just as to enter the BIOS (or configure the UEFI software) when turning on the computer, you must press a certain key, usually Del or F2, so there is a SIMilar key to invoke the Boot Menu. In most cases, these are F12, F11, Esc, but there are other options, in which I will write below (sometimes information about what you need to press to call the Boot Menu appears immediately on the screen when you turn on the computer, but not always).
over, if all you need is to change the boot order and you need to do this for some one-time action (installing Windows, checking for viruses), then it is better to use the Boot Menu, and not put, for example, booting from a USB flash drive in the BIOS settings.
In the Boot Menu, you will see a list of all devices connected to the computer from which it is currently potentially possible to boot (hard drives, flash drives, DVDs and CDs), as well as, possibly, the option to boot the computer network and start restoring a laptop or computer from a backup partition.
How to enter boot device menu
Well, in addition to everything written above, the instruction in the entrance to the Boot Menu may be useful to someone.
Entering UEFI Settings from Windows 10
To use this method, Windows 10 must be installed in UEFI mode (as a rule, it is), and you must be able to either log into the OS itself, or at least get to the login screen with a password.
In the first case, you just need to be named according to the notification icon and select “All parameters”. Then in the settings open “Update and Security” and go to the item “Recovery”.
In recovery, click the Restart Now button under the “Special Boot Options” section. After the computer restarts, you will see a screen that is the same (or SIMilar) because it is shown below.
Select “Diagnostics”, then. “Advanced options”, in the advanced options. “UEFI Firmware Options” and, finally, Confirm your intention by clicking the “Restart” button.
After a reboot, you will be taken to the BIOS or, more precisely, UEFI (it’s just that out of habit, the settings of the motherboard are usually called BIOS, probably this will continue in the future).
In the event that you cannot log into Windows 10 for some reason, but you can get to the login screen, you can also go to the UEFI settings. To do this, on the login screen, press the “power” button, and then, while holding down the Shift key, press the “Restart” item and you will be taken to special boot options for the system. Further steps have already been described above.
How to enter BIOS (UEFI) in Windows 10
One of the most common questions regarding the latest OS versions from Microsoft, including Windows 10, is how to enter BIOS. At the same time, more often it is still in the form of UEFI (often characterized by the presence of a graphical settings interface), a new version of the motherboard software, which replaced the standard BIOS, and is intended for the same. setting up the operation of the equipment, boot options and obtaining information about the system state.
Due to the fact that Windows 10 (like 8) implements fast boot mode (which is a hibernation option), when you turn on your computer or laptop, you may not see a prompt like Press Del (F2) to enter Setup, which allows you to enter BIOS by pressing Del (for PC) or F2 (for most laptops). Nevertheless, getting into the desired settings is easy.
Entering BIOS when turning on the computer
There is also a traditional, well-known method to enter the BIOS (suitable for UEFI as well). press the Delete key (for most PCs) or F2 (for most laptops) immediately when the computer is turned on, even before the OS starts to boot. Typically, the boot screen below displays the following text: Press Key_Name to enter setup. If there is such an inscription, you can familiarize yourself with the documentation for the motherboard or laptop, there should be such information.
For Windows 10, entering the BIOS in this way is complicated by the fact that the computer boots up really quickly, and it is not always possible to press this key (or even see a message about which one).
To solve this problem, you can: disable the fastboot function. To do this, in Windows 10 Right-click on the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” from the menu, and in the Control Panel. Power.
On the left, click on “Actions for the power buttons”, and on the next screen. “Change settings that are currently unavailable”.
Below, in the “Shutdown Options” section, uncheck “Enable Fast Startup” and save the changes. After that, turn off or restart your computer and try to enter BIOS using the required key.
Note: In some cases, when the monitor is connected to a discrete card, you may not see the BIOS screen, as well as information about the keys to enter it. In this case, reconnecting it to the integrated graphics adapter can help (HDMI, DVI, VGA outputs on the motherboard itself).
How to enter BIOS on a laptop and computer
Every owner of a computer or laptop at least out of the corner of his ear heard about such a concept as BIOS, but not everyone understands what it does and, moreover, how to get into the BIOS. In our material, we will tell you how to enter BIOS on a laptop or computer, depending on the selected device model. But before proceeding directly to the description of the ways of how to enter BIOS, let’s first figure out what it is actually needed for.
And so, if you are faced with the problem of entering the BIOS on a laptop, then our Material is definitely for you.
How to enter BIOS on a Fujitsu laptop
Fujitsu Siemens laptops are quite rare guests in our latitudes. Therefore, that small number of owners of products under this brand constantly have a question about how to enter the BIOS in a fujitsu siemens laptop. You will be pleasantly surprised as it is very easy to enter BIOS on THESE laptops. Just press F2 after the Fujitsu logo appears.
What is BIOS for
BIOS (or Basic Input / Output System) is software that checks the health of your computer’s hardware and allows the operating system to start. When you turn on your computer, its BIOS runs a self-test (POST) to make sure that all devices and systems (hard drive, sound card, keyboard, etc.) are connected and working correctly. If the test finds no problem, the BIOS switches control of your computer to another piece of software, usually the operating system. And only after that you can start working with your computer or laptop.
Every PC or laptop has a BIOS and you may need to access it from time to time. Within the BIOS, you can set a password, control hardware, and change the boot sequence. The BIOS user interface is SIMple and easy to access, but care should be taken when examining and manipulating the BIOS. Remember, it is not worth changing the settings if you are NOT sure what they are doing. Now let’s move on directly to how to enter the BIOS on a computer or laptops from different manufacturers.
How to enter BIOS on an Asus laptop
Laptops from Asus have long enjoyed the status of reliable companions for solving problems of any complexity. Due to the widespread prevalence of THESE models, many users very often have questions about how to enter the BIOS on an ASUS laptop. And so, to enter the ASUS BIOS, you need to do a few SIMple steps. Just press (or press and hold) the F2 key. Repeat the action until you see the BIOS screen on the laptop display. Note that in some cases, the best way to enter BIOS on ASUS laptops is to press the key many times until the BIOS utility appears.
Some Asus laptops may require pressing the Del, Esc, or F10 key. Older Asus computers can only boot into BIOS if you hold down the Esc key until you see the boot device selection screen; go to BIOS by choosing “Enter Settings” from the menu. That’s it, now you know how to enter BIOS on asus laptop).
How to enter BIOS on Macbook
For readers of our site, it is far from a secret that Apple computers are very different from PCs in terms of architecture. So, one of the rather serious differences is the absence of the usual BIOS for PC users on Macbook and monoblocks. Instead, the EFI system is installed. Extensible Firmware Interface. How to enter BIOS on macbook pro or enter BIOS on macbook air? To do this, you just need to press the Options key when starting your computer. In addition, thanks to the thoughtful keyboard shortcut, you can easily, for example, start safe mode (Shift), boot from removable media (C) and so on.
How to enter BIOS on hp laptop
The answer to the question of how to log into BIOS on an hp laptop is quite SIMple. Depending on the laptop series, you just need to press the F1, F10 or F11 key immediately after turning on the device. If you want to enter BIOS on hp, but you are not looking at a laptop, but, say, an hp all-in-one or a tablet PC, then you need a slightly different key combination. So, on a tablet, you can use F10 or F12. On monoblocks, you can try the F2 or Esc keys.
How to enter BIOS on a Samsung laptop
How to log into BIOS on a samsung laptop? After pressing the power button, SIMply press the F2 key to launch the BIOS setup utility. Note that very often you will have to press this key several times until the BIOS screen appears.
How to enter BIOS on a Dell laptop
Entering the BIOS on Dell is quite SIMple. The fact is that the company has been considered a real benchmark of high-quality laptops on the Windows operating system for quite a long time. And so, to go to the BIOS when the computer boots, you need to immediately press the F2 key. Press this key every few seconds until the message “Enter settings” appears.
Older Dell desktops and laptops can use the Ctrl Alt Enter or Del key combination instead of F2 to enter BIOS. How to enter BIOS in a Dell laptop if it is already quite old? To do this, use the key combination Fn Esc or Fn F1. One of them should definitely work.
How to enter BIOS on an Acer laptop
How to log into BIOS on acer laptop? This is a very good question, since the company could not decide for a very long time what combination of keys to choose in order to enter the BIOS on their devices. However, in most new models, to enter BIOS on laptops from this manufacturer, you need to use the Del or F2 keys immediately after turning on. How to enter Acer BIOS if the laptop is far from fresh? Older Acer computers can also use the F1 or Ctrl Alt Esc keys to access the BIOS.
How to Easily Reset BIOS Password on Laptop
There are many options for protecting data on a computer or laptop. Can encrypt files and folders. Partitions and disks. Password protect your computer with an account and lock your laptop with BIOS password. Most users prefer to add a strong password to their user accounts to prevent others from gaining access to data. The windows login password is a good idea, but it can’t prevent you from loading into the login screen and using workarounds, special programs to find out the password. It’s even more important if someone manages to boot from a Linux Live CD or Windows boot disk and instantly copy all the data to an external drive.
Since all of the above passwords can be reset and learned by workarounds, some users prefer to use the BIOS password. The BIOS password is more secure than the user account password, as no one can boot from the boot disk or boot the Windows logon without entering the correct BIOS password.
Again, the BIOS password can be reset by removing the motherboard CMOS battery in your computer, but then it is NOT an easy job, especially on hp, dell, acer, asus, lenovo, samsung, toshiba brand laptops and tablets. For this, we will analyze how to find out or reset the BIOS password on laptops and tablets if you have forgotten it and do not remember. Wondering how it works? A unique master password is set in the BIOS from the OEM. Using this master password, you can reset the password and gain access to the BIOS.
Reset BIOS password
This method should work on most modern laptops and computers. I tried on Acer laptop and everything worked fine.
- Power on laptop, computer and enter BIOS password several times until you are locked.
- Now you should immediately see the technical code or number, as in the picture below, or select Enter Unlock Password (enter the password to unlock). In the second BIOS versions, the code may be designated by the second (System Disbled  Service Tag [84dn8c9]), but the essence remains the same.
- Write down all codes on a piece of paper or on your mobile phone.
- On your smartphone or other laptop Visit the BIOS passwords website, enter the code you saw on the BIOS screen, and then click the Get password button. Knowing the manufacturer of the laptop, write down the password, if there are several of them, then write down several one by one.
- Now go back to entering the password in the BIOS and enter the code that you wrote down from the site. Then you can go to BIOS settings and remove or change the password by entering the same code.
Recently I password-protected an old laptop from 2005. BenQ brand, which is very difficult to find on the Internet and information about it, especially in the BIOS. I used one way that helped me.
You need to run the command time limit, but how to do it if the password is worth? What do you need?
- If you can boot to your desktop, then run Command Timeline as administrator.
- You can create a Windows installation flash drive and run CMD.
- You can install FreeDOS on the flash drive itself.
We use the debug command, which corrupts some of the protected checksum bytes of the CMOS RAM area. This is a risky way, but there was no way out and there was no complaint about the laptop, but everything went well. On the next boot, CMOS usually resets its default settings. Do not forget to change the time, date and hour if they fly off.
Enter the command, where o is a letter.
- O 70 2E
- O 71 FF