How to enter BIOS
Anyone who actively uses their PC, sooner or later faces the need to enter the BIOS. However, this does not always work. Now we will talk about how to enter the BIOS, and also consider the basic settings that are available to the user there.
The BIOS name is an English abbreviation that stands for basic input / output system or Basic input and output system. BIOS is one of the basic systems of any PC; it is responsible for turning on the computer, starting connected components, loading the operating system, and also interacting the operating system with the hardware. We can say that at a basic level, the BIOS controls the entire computer.
In what situations does it become necessary to enter the BIOS:
- Overclocking your computer. Using the BIOS, you can specify non-standard frequencies and voltages for the processor, memory and other components. Thus, the performance of the processor and the whole computer can be improved.
- Selecting a disk to boot the operating system. In the BIOS, the user can specify the drives from which the operating system should boot. At the same time, it is possible to specify several drives from which loading is possible. In this case, the computer will try to boot the operating system from the first drive, and if it fails, it will move on to the next one.
- Enable or disable integrated components. Some integrated components (e.g. sound card) can be disabled and enabled via BIOS.
- Setting the system date and time. You can specify the system date and time through the BIOS. When you reset the settings, the date and time information is also reset, after which you need to set the system clock again.
- Monitoring the state of the computer. Some information about the state of the computer can be accessed through the BIOS. For example, you can see the temperature of the processor.
- Enabling and Disabling Certain Computer-Specific Features.
In order to enter the BIOS, you must press a special key on the keyboard while the computer boots, almost immediately after pressing the power button.
Most often, when the computer boots up, a message appears on the screen telling you which key to press. This message looks something like this: “Press Del to enter Setup”, it is displayed at the bottom of the screen immediately after the computer starts booting. In most cases, in order to enter the BIOS, you need to press Delete. Therefore, if when you boot your computer you do not see a message about which key you need to press, then try Delete first.
However, the Delete key is not always used. Sometimes other keys or even key combinations can be used.
The keys most commonly used to enter BIOS are:
In addition, on some PCs, the following key combinations can be used to enter the BIOS:
After you have entered the BIOS, you can navigate through all of its items using the keyboard. Let’s consider the main keys that are used to control:
- Arrows. move up, down and sideways;
- F1. open a section with;
- F6 or F9. set default settings;
- F10. save all changes in the settings and exit;
- Enter. enter the selected menu;
- Esc. back or exit. With this key you can go back to the previous screen. If you are on the first screen, then using the Esc key you can exit and restart the computer;
- Plus and minus keys. Change value. Use the / keys to change the selected value;
- Tab. select a value;
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Hello! I have a login problem Asks for the current login code, but I don’t know it. please tell me!
Hello. Is the BIOS password protected? If so, then you need to reset the settings. Check out our article on this topic: http://comp-security.net/
HELLO! the problem is this. I can not enter the BIOS even after resetting the settings, and with the hard drive disabled, and with a different set of keys for entering, and removing the battery and so on. Tell me what could be. Before that I entered calmly.
forgot to add that the PC starts up and works fine)
Does the computer work at all? Does the operating system boot? or it just “hums”, but nothing else can be done with it?
The computer works, the Internet, toys. everything is normal but the BIOS does not enter in any way (black screen). I just wanted to reinstall Windows. There is now a 7 ultimatum. I will add. everything works, but in the BIOS there is no way to fall. So what happened??
Strange problem, did not encounter this. I can offer two options:
If after pressing F1 / Delete the screen just goes black and Windows does not start loading, then you probably entered the BIOS, but you have problems displaying the image on the screen. You need to check everything connected with this: connect another monitor, replace the video card, etc.
If the computer does not respond to pressing F1 / Delete and continues to load Windows, then there may be a problem with the keyboard. The BIOS is probably just not seeing your keyboard. This sometimes happens with modern USB keyboards. Try plugging in a regular cheap PS / 2 keyboard.
Admin, after pressing f1 / div, the screen really turns black, and Windows does not load. Klava. multimedia with PS / 2 connector. So the problem is in vidyuha? (Ge Force 9600PE) Although games and everything else works as usual Motherboard without an integrated video card (NF560-A2G), Biostar. May be a problem in Windows 7, tk. I did not enter BIOS after installation (about 6 months).
Windows has nothing to do with it. I would start to exclude possible options from the monitor. I connected another monitor, then replaced the cable to the monitor, then plugged the cable into another connector of the video card, installed another video card. All this can be borrowed from a friend for a couple of hours and checked.
By the way, have you tried inserting the Windows disc? Suddenly the computer will boot from disk. In this case, you could reinstall Windows without going into the BIOS.
I’ll start trying in stages, then unsubscribe)
Problem? the video card and the processor are heating up, all I did it: cleaned the system unit completely, smeared it with thermal paste.
Checked for viruses, different antivirus programs. I don’t know what else could be.
Problems that have arisen in the system, these are frequent freezes, drawing on the monitor with windows, rebooting by itself, a drop in speed when downloading files from the Internet, and much more
What is the temperature of the video card and processor?
USB or PS / 2 keyboard? If USB then try connecting another keyboard with PS / 2 connector and then enter BIOS.
Kind time of the day. There is a problem: My UPS works like an ordinary tee In the PC, the UPS is not reflected, I installed the drivers. everything is useless, tell me. what to do ? BIOS article: where and how to find this UPS ?? Sorry for the pun on words
I reinstalled Windows, it seemed to be installed, but when it turned off to reboot, it no longer turns on. It seems like it is trying, but it does not turn on in any way, what can be done please tell me. Thanks in advance for your help.
There is too little information to suggest anything specific. This situation can come from anything.
Hello, today, when the antivirus was turned off, the cursor disappeared, I decided to restart the computer, after the restart I started to pop out a plate from the BIOS (American Megatrends) in which the characteristics of the computer and the devices connected to it are written (USB devices total: 0 Drive. 1 Keyboard. 1 Mouse. 2 Hub ). It is written below that some files are corrupted (The data in EC or EC flash might be corrupted). Even below, please contact the ASUS service and ask for help, and even below it is written that the system will turn off in 15 seconds. After these 15 seconds, the system actually turns off.
It looks like the board is reporting firmware corruption. I think you should take this computer to a service center. It will be difficult to solve this problem without proper experience / equipment.
I have problems, I can’t enter the BIOS, just a blue screen and some letters
A blue screen means that you have already started to boot Windows. Press the button to enter BIOS before Windows starts to boot.
greetings. when installing Windows, there was such a problem. on the hard one there are 4 partitions, one is 3 GB and the rest are 57 and 90 GB each. how to remove this 3 GB partition. or merge it into a larger one (57 GB).
If you need to do this without losing data, then you need to use specialized programs for working with partitions, for example Partition Magic.
Good evening, please help!
When the PC starts, the keyboard and mouse do not immediately start working and therefore I cannot enter the BIOS!
Who knows how to fix this and why this problem is?
Thank you in advance for your attention!
If the motherboard has a PS / 2 connector, then try connecting the keyboard through it (there are USB adapters). Or just try a different keyboard.
Hello admin. My processor is heated at 90 degrees, the video card is at 87 and the PC is cut down. What to do?
If both the processor and the video card are heating at the same time, then these are problems with cooling the entire PC as a whole. Try to clean the system unit from dust first. If it does not help, then you need to improve the air movement in the case with the help of additional fans on the case.
I can not enter BIOS when I press the delete key, black screen and that’s it
Does the computer work at all? Some image appears on the screen at startup?
Hello, the problem is this, we reinstalled Windows, it was 7, we installed 10, now, during the course of the system, there is an inscription Lenovo and does not want to load further.
It looks like Windows 10 isn’t even starting to boot. Perhaps you need to change the boot disk in the BIOS or fix the Windows 10 boot record.
The computer stopped booting (the name of the computer company appears on the screen and that’s it, then a black screen), I hear boot attempts i.e. the hard drive is trying to load something, but then a window appears with the fact that Windows wants to send some kind of report. How can I restore a successful download version, I did it somehow, but I don’t remember how.
Unfortunately, this description of the problem is too vague to advise anything specific.
I know the solution to your problem Timur! But the admin said it right too. You need to press (press when booting the system) F8. F10 and there select.
Hello. When the computer boots up, another user writes, so I cannot log in through the login and password, when I reboot, it does not load the BIOS, I cannot reinstall Windows. And when you reboot through shift, the reboot no functions work, the other user stupidly reboots again to the screen. What can be done?
The ability to enter BIOS should remain in any case. If you fail, then most likely you are pressing the wrong button. Find the instructions from your motherboard (if it is a laptop, then the instructions from the laptop) and look there for information about entering the BIOS. It should say which button to press.
Besides, reinstalling Windows is not necessary to solve your problem. After booting the computer from a bootable USB flash drive (disk) with your version of Windows, you can reset your password. For example, we have instructions for resetting a password for Windows 7, for Windows 10, the process for resetting a password is slightly different, search the Internet.
How to enter BIOS Acer: using the key and through Windows
Hello everyone! Today I will show you how to enter BIOS on Acer laptop. In fact, you need to hold down a special button when rebooting or turning on the device itself. Most often, this is the “F2” button. this is the most popular option. Sometimes it does not work on its own, and to activate it, you need to hold down the other auxiliary button simultaneously with “F2”: “Fn”, “Ctrl”, “Alt” or “Shift”. If this key is not suitable. read the article below.
WITH THE HELP OF A SPECIALIST! If you have any questions about the article, or you cannot find the required key to start the BIOS / UEFI, then you can contact me in the comments and I will help you. Just remember to include the exact model name of your laptop.
How to find the exact keyboard shortcut
If you have tried all possible combinations and you still cannot enter the BIOS on the ACER laptop, and there are no auxiliary messages on the initial screen when the laptop boots, then you can try to find the answer on the official website.
- Go to the official support page. where drivers are usually downloaded.
- You need to find your model. there are two ways to do this. The first is to enter the serial number, SNID, or model number on the top line. All this information is on a label under the body of the device. The second option is to find the laptop in the list below, choosing first the class and then the model. At the very end, click on the “Find” button.
- You need to open the “Documents” section, there you will see the manual. download it. Most likely you will download a PDF file, open it.
- For a quick search, press the combination “CtrlF” and enter the word “BIOS” or “UEFI”. You can also try looking at the table of contents.
How to enter BIOS on ACER laptop? Unfortunately, the company does not adhere to certain standards, so there can be a lot of buttons, and it all depends on the computer model itself. Below I will present all the combinations that can be found on all models of the laptop line. Let me remind you that in some versions you can peep the key combination on the start screen, where a hint will be displayed at the very bottom when you turn on the laptop.
NOTE! On some models, in addition to the main key, you must also use the auxiliary button “Fn”. That is, if you see the “F2” (or other) button in the prompt on the initial screen, but when you press there are no results, then try using the auxiliary button and press “Fn” and “F2” at the same time. On some models, there is no such auxiliary button, then try to simultaneously press the desired button and use other keys: “Ctrl”, “Alt” or “Shift”.
The most popular are two options:
complex combinations are used on Acer Aspire models:
Some newer models use:
Sometimes the auxiliary keys are not “Fn”, but the buttons “Ctrl” or “Shift”. remember this. This option is possible on those keyboards that do not have “Fn”. Older models may have more complex options like: “CtrlAltEsc”, “CtrlAltDel”, “CtrlAltS”, “CtrlAltB”.
Running BIOS or UEFI through Windows 10
If you have a dozen installed, then you can enter the Acer BIOS through the already installed system.
- Click “Start” and go to the “Settings” of the system. You can also quickly get there if you press the “Win” and “i” keys simultaneously.
- Finding “Update and Security”.
- On the “Recoveries” tab, click on the “Restart now” button in the “Special boot options” section.
- When you reboot, a sub menu will open, you need to open “Diagnostics” and select “UEFI Firmware Options”.
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.
How to enter the Boot Menu on laptops and computers
Boot Menu (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 models of laptops 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 more. it is not necessary 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. specifically for each brand: for Asus, Lenovo, Samsung and others laptops, Gigabyte, MSI, Intel motherboards, etc. At the bottom there is also a video showing and explaining the entrance to such a menu.
Other laptop and motherboard models
For other laptop models, as well as PCs with different motherboards, there are fewer features, and therefore I will simply give the Boot Menu entry keys for them in the form of a list:
- HP AiOs and Notebook PCs. 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 points related to fast boot in the latest versions of Windows, which I wrote about higher).
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 call the Boot Menu. In most cases, these are F12, F11, Esc, but there are other options, which I will write about 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 set, for example, boot 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 potentially possible to boot at the moment (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.
Entering the Boot Menu on Asus (for laptops and motherboards)
For almost all desktops 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 with laptops, there is some confusion. 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 many options, so you can try each of them if necessary.
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 more of a hibernation, and therefore the boot menu may not open when you press F12, Esc, F11 and other 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 keys to enter the Boot Menu 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 the “Power supply” item, 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.
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I tried everything that is described, I can’t get into the boot menu, but I really need it. Maybe what combinations are still there? Factory-assembled PC, intel.
Hello. If Windows 10 or 8.1 is preinstalled on it, then disable Fast Startup (see https://remontka.pro/fast-startup-Windows-10/) and try after that
Thanks for the answer. I have 7. Within half an hour, by typing, I found out that the F10 key is responsible for calling the boot menu. (Here is such a big secret of intelligence. No information anywhere).
Everything written CAN and was relevant about 5 years ago, but for some reason it is not relevant at the moment. When I select the UEFI setting for the GPT disk in the BIOS and Windows 10 is installed, I only see Windows boot. There is no cd-rom, no disk, nothing AT ALL. Although UEFI. BIOS configured correctly. Correctly HOW absolutely everyone recommends both on YouTube and on forums and on similar sites.
I have a motherboard G970A. D3
I could not find anything in this HUGE trash heap. INTERNET.
Thanks for reading. Although there will probably be no answer. I’m not a pro, so a “boiled” kettle.
It is still relevant now. And the fact that Windows Boot Manager is shown as a boot device, and flash drives and disks without UEFI boot support are not shown if the BIOS is set to boot only in UEFI mode. this is normal.
Good afternoon, tell me how to enter the boot menu on a PC sony vaio? Fast startup is disabled, F 11 and F12 do not help. thank.
I don’t remember (I also had Vaio). Either F2 or F10. Sometimes you need to press the FnF key for it to work.
Is it possible to force UEFI to automatically display the selection of disks when it is turned on? PC with three disks, three operating systems with their own bootloaders.
No, I don’t know such methods and haven’t seen them on any computers / laptops.
So from the options it comes to mind only to make the main boot, for example, a system with GRUB, and then add the rest of the systems to the boot.
Boot Menu on Lenovo IdeaPad L340 laptop F2 key
Install BIOS Specter update
The new BIOS update will be downloaded as an executable EXE file. To update the “BIOS” you only need to run the “EXE file” on your desktop. Before installing the “BIOS” update, make sure you have completed the following steps.
Close and exit all applications to update the user interface such as “Rainmeter”.
Check that you are connected to a power source. Don’t rely on your laptop’s battery, make sure your power supply won’t let you down during the update. It may take some time for the BIOS update to be installed. Therefore, try to prevent any power failure.
List of BIOS Specter updates from manufacturers
In connection with the discovered vulnerabilities, each of the manufacturers is trying to develop BIOS Specter updates to protect your personal computer and any user confidential information from possible leakage or theft by malware. The rest is pretty straightforward. You will need to download and install the BIOS Specter update depending on the hardware used in your computer. Below is a list of popular PC manufacturers with links to BIOS updates to resolve the issue:
Acer. Visit this page and expand the Desktop section to see which Acer systems have been identified as vulnerable. A BIOS Specter update for notebooks and servers is still in development and is expected to be released in March 2018. You can open the “Laptop” or “Server” sections to determine when an update will be available for your specific model. When the desired date has come, determine your model of computer or laptop and download the latest “BIOS”.
ASUS. ASUS is working on BIOS updates and will be available soon. Some software updates are already available. Check the specified page and follow the instructions to find the “BIOS” update for your laptop or computer.
Dell is also working on updates and releasing them as they become available. Follow the link to the page, scroll down to the Client Products section and find your laptop. Click the “BIOS Release” button to download the update. Some updates are under development and will be available immediately upon completion. Remember to periodically check for an update for your model. For products such as Dell enterprise servers, storage and networking, visit the additional BIOS update page.
Lenovo. When you navigate to the page, you will see which products already have the BIOS Specter update and which are still on the waiting list. Lenovo has provided an estimated update date for each computer or laptop, so be sure to check them out.
Microsoft. BIOS will be updated through Windows Update and Download Center for Surface devices on this page.
Panasonic. BIOS updates are in the works, but some updates have already been submitted on February 15, 2018. For other models, you need to follow the release of updates directly on the specified page. Estimated release dates will be added as they become available.
Toshiba. The company is working on developing updates. At the moment, about ten models are ready, for some of the updates the approximate release date is indicated in February. March 2018. For most of the models, there is not even a preliminary date. Users need to check the page regularly to find updates for their model.
“Vaio”. the page is presented in Japanese, where the algorithm of installation steps is described and a list of models to choose from is presented. Select the updated BIOS you want to download, if your model is present, and install the available update.
LG and Huawei have not yet released a BIOS update. LG is preparing to develop and release updates, while Huawei is still in the research phase.
Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities
In mid-2017, vulnerabilities “Meltdown” and “Specter” were found that exploit errors in modern processors to gain access to confidential user information used or stored in the memory of other running programs. While applications are prohibited from reading any data from other applications, malware using the Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities can gain unauthorized access to memory and read data through an additional channel. The companies. developers have tried to fix the found vulnerabilities. The “Meltdown” error can be fixed with an update of the operating system.
Microsoft released an update in January 2018 to prevent such attacks for Windows 10 and is developing updates for older versions of Windows. Unfortunately, however, you cannot get rid of the Specter vulnerability in this way. To fully protect your computer, as much as possible at the moment, against the “Specter” vulnerability, you need to update the “BIOS”. PC manufacturers have launched a special BIOS Specter update. Updating the “BIOS” is not like updating the operating system and will not be installed automatically. You will have to download and install it yourself. BIOS updates are rarely released, but as a major new update has been released that addresses the critical Specter vulnerability, we will try to cover the entire installation process.
WARNING: Intel has issued a warning to users about system problems after installing their patches and urges them to temporarily not apply them. Many users, after installing a software patch from Intel, have noticed significant system slowdowns compared to Intel’s estimated estimates. The company assures that the specialists have figured out the reasons for the slowdown in performance, and is already developing new fixes to improve system performance. If you have already performed the update, then you need to wait for the manufacturer to release a new patch for your “BIOS” with corrections, and install the new version.
BIOS updates are installed the same in all Windows versions.
During the update
The BIOS update installation process will start on your desktop in the Windows user interface, but your operating system will restart shortly and you will see the BIOS control screen. Do not change anything and allow the update to be installed. The update will not require your confirmation or additional selection of options. Once the installation of the BIOS update is complete, your system will automatically reboot and enter the Windows interface.
How to update the BIOS of a computer or laptop
Read how to properly update the BIOS, and what to look for when starting this procedure. You will have to download and install it yourself. BIOS updates are rarely released, but as a major new update has been released that addresses the critical Specter vulnerability, we will try to cover the entire installation process.
Download after update
Ideally, you should be able to boot your computer without any problems after installing a BIOS update. However, if you are having problems booting your system, completely shut down your computer and then turn it back on. If, when booting the system, you stopped at the moment of locking the screen, then do not select the “Restart” option in the power menu. Select the Shut Down option and then turn the computer back on as soon as it is completely turned off.
Check the security of your system
Download and install the InSpectre program. This is third-party free software that checks computers for Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities. InSpectre scans your system and determines what updates have already been installed and what else needs to be done for your system to protect it from malicious attacks.
Run the InSpectre program and determine if your system is protected from Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities or not, and what measures you need to take to protect it. If the installed BIOS update fixed the error, you will see a message stating that your system is now protected.
How to enter BIOS on Acer laptops. setup features
Many people think about how computer technologies work, and some simply use a laptop, tablet or personal computer, completely unaware of the processes and modes of operation. As a rule, the second occurs until the equipment makes itself felt of any breakdown. Those who have entered the BIOS at least once understand that there are a lot of settings in the computer.
How does the operating system work? Quite a difficult question. After all, not everyone knows how this very operating system works and what it serves for.
Operating system (OS) is a certain relationship of programs that enable the user to control their computer. The task of the OS is to fulfill all the requirements for loading and opening programs. The operating system can be controlled by special settings that are stored in the BIOS.
What settings does the BIOS system contain??
Modern computers in BIOS motherboards contain a lot of different settings that can be changed by entering the BIOS:
- Setting the calendar date and system clock time.
- Configuring Peripherals That Are Not Designed for Plug and Play Operation
- Disable or enable embedded hardware in the motherboard. For example, built-in sound or video adapters, as well as LPT, COM and USB ports.
- Starting the equipment in a gentle or forced mode or resetting the settings to the factory defaults.
- Speeding up the operating system by disabling some tests.
- Ability to enable bypass branches to eliminate visible errors in the operating system.
- Creation of a sequence of media from which the computer is booted. This includes a hard drive or CD-ROM. All possible options can be set by entering the BIOS. If any one option fails, then the BIOS automatically tries all other options in turn.
In the modern world, computers are used almost everywhere. Someone uses them for work, and someone organizes their leisure time. But everyone wants their computer to work perfectly. That is why it is very important to refer to the settings in the BIOS (BIOS Setup) in a timely manner. If the BIOS is working correctly, then the computer does not arouse suspicion (does not slow down, does not freeze, does not give errors in the OS). If the BIOS settings are not set properly, then numerous failures occur. There are two ways to resolve this issue:
- Go in and restore all settings to factory defaults.
- Try to understand the problem and find the cause of the failure.
BIOS setup on Acer laptop
BIOS on acer laptop has a number of features
In computers, it is always easier to replace a malfunctioning part. In a laptop, things are much more complicated. Therefore, those who constantly work with a laptop just need to understand the BIOS settings.
Consider these settings on an Acer laptop.
Knowledge of the English language will help a lot here, but if they are not there, then it is enough just to understand what the main words (options) mean. In order to enter the BIOS, you need to press the DEL or F9 hotkeys.
- EXIT. exit and save settings in BIOS.
- BOOT. the ability to select the priority device that will boot the system.
- SECURITY. the ability to set passwords to enter BIOS settings.
- MAIN is the main setup menu for working with BIOS settings, which contains all the mechanisms for controlling a laptop.
- INFORMATION is information about the state of the laptop and all settings adjacent to it in the BIOS.
You don’t need to read too much information. You just need to set the calendar date and time correctly. It is also worth checking the temperature of the processor and comparing it with normal parameters. If it is higher, then it is best to allow the laptop to cool down. Laptop overheating is a very common problem. That is why there are now special stands that cool the processor in an Acer laptop. In this section, you can also check which devices are connected to the laptop.
The situation is much more complicated with the MAIN section, since it controls all processes.
System Memory. system memory. The amount of memory cannot be changed, it only shows information.
Quiet Boot. determiner of the type of boot in a laptop. There are two options:
Enable. quiet. That is, the screen will not display information about the state of the device. The only exception will be the manufacturer’s logo.
Disable. the screen shows all complete information about the state of the device. It occurs before loading the main operating system.
F12 Boot Menu. if you enable this option, then before loading the operating system, the user will be prompted to select a device from which to start booting.
Network Boot. literal translation. “network boot”. As a rule, this option is disabled and should not be enabled. Only in rare cases will it speed up system boot. In other situations, it may be necessary only if the laptop is connected to a network with a raised TFTP server. It is a server that allows the kernel of the laptop to be booted over the network.
Power On Display is an Acer laptop screen control. It contains two values: Auto and Both. Here it is already necessary to look at the situation. If an external monitor is connected to the laptop, then you need to decide: turn off the built-in screen and allow the picture to be displayed through the connected display or leave two screens working.
D2D Recovery is a feature that enables you to activate System Boot Recovery. D2D Recovery only makes sense if you use the optional Acer eRecovery Management utility. In other cases, it is not needed. This function allows you to write data to a hidden partition in the laptop system.
These settings are basic in the Acer laptop, however, you can also install some add-ons. It is important to remember that it is highly undesirable to use non-original BIOS firmware, as they can cause a number of complications.
This section has no particular effect on the performance of the notebook. It provides the ability to set passwords.
Supervisor password is a master password (for entering BIOS and hard disk).
This section allows you to create a queue of requests to the laptop to install the operating system.
For example, if the following order is specified:
- IDE CDROM
then initially the boot will occur from the CD-ROM sector, then from the hard disk and lastly through the flash drive.
BIOS window on Acer laptop with hardware information
This section allows you to save all changes that were made to the BIOS, or, conversely, delete everything that was fixed and return to normal mode.
Only those who have a good understanding of what they are doing need to go to the BIOS. Since any wrong or thoughtless decision can even lead to mechanical damage.
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How to enter BIOS on Acer Predator Helios 300 laptop?
Key combination, as a way to get into the BIOS
As soon as the monitor display turns on, start pressing the F2 button to enter the BIOS until you see the desired screen; Done, you did it! May 12, 2017.
How to boot from a USB flash drive on an Acer laptop in BIOS?
If the boot menu of the Acer laptop still does not appear, then we go back to the BIOS (when booting F2), the Boot tab. Select our flash drive and put it in the first position using the F6 key, then press F10 to save the settings, reboot and boot from the flash drive.
How to enter BIOS on Windows 10?
Press the “Y” and “Enter” key. You will exit the BIOS without saving the changes, the computer will continue to boot.
How to translate BIOS to UEFI?
Select “UEFI Firmware Settings” and it will go into BIOS. Each OEM has its own way of implementing options. Boot mode is usually available under Boot → Boot Configuration. Install it to UEFI.
How to disable UEFI on Gigabyte?
Gigabyte. In Gigabyte motherboards, after starting UEFI, you need to go to the “BIOS Features” section, find the “Secure boot” item in it and disable it. In some cases, you may need to enable CSM and the legacy boot option.
How to open BIOS on Acer Nitro 5 laptop?
- first turn off the laptop (if it “hangs” and does not respond to the command “Shut down”. hold down the power button for 4-7 seconds.
- press the power button;
- immediately after that, press the F2 key several times until you see the BIOS / UEFI settings screen (example below).
How to change UEFI to Legacy Acer?
When the PC boots, press the DELETE key and enter the UEFI-BIOS. Here we go to the “SETTINGS” section, go to the “Boot” subsection, and find the “Boot Mode Select” parameter, switch it to the “LegacyUEFI” position. For the changes to take effect, press the F10 key and confirm the save changes by selecting “Yes”.
What is BIOS
BIOS (BIOS) stands for Basic Input / Output System. It can be called computer firmware, it is responsible for the sequential launch of all systems, monitors the operation of components, allows you to change the basic settings of the device.
Also, the BIOS can be called a computer instruction, because if you understand it, you can partially understand the principle of operation of the device. The BIOS itself is “sewn” into the motherboard and is the same for all computers and laptops. Now, knowing what the system is, you can get an answer to the question of how to open the BIOS on an Acer laptop.
The first way to start the BIOS. Keyboard shortcuts
What is the difference between entering BIOS on an Acer laptop from launching it on any other laptop, because the system itself is supplied for all devices in a single configuration? The fact is that the launch of the system differs in what hotkey the laptop manufacturers have chosen for this. The first thing to try is to open the BIOS. this is to press the Del key when the device starts up. If this does not help, then the BIOS on an Acer laptop, you can try to open one of the following keyboard shortcuts:
- F1 or F2.
- Ctrl Alt Esc.
- Ctrl F2.
- Ctrl Alt Del.
- Ctrl Alt B.
- Ctrl Alt S.
- Ctrl Alt Esc.
Press one of the keyboard shortcuts when starting the device before loading the operating system.
How to open BIOS on Acer laptop and update it
Cases when a user needs to run the BIOS do not happen so often, but they do occur, so you need to know the principles of starting this system on a device. How to open BIOS on Acer laptop? Most often this is needed when installing a new operating system or setting it up internally. So, from this article, the user will learn what BIOS is and how to open this software component on an Acer laptop?
Second way to start BIOS. Utility
Before starting the BIOS on an Acer laptop, we find the documents that came with the device. In the technical manual, we find hot keys and remember the one that launches the BIOS. If for some reason the user has lost this instruction, then we find the required laptop model on the Internet and find out which hotkey is responsible for this action. Next, we reboot the device and at the moment when the laptop starts starting, press the indicated key until the desired menu appears on the monitor. You can also install a special utility that allows you to enter the BIOS directly from the desktop. We find this program on the Internet, download, run, get access to the BIOS menu. The answer to the question of how to enter the BIOS on an Acer laptop is received.
How to update BIOS
Now that we’ve figured out how to open the BIOS on an Acer laptop, we need to figure out how to update the system. Before proceeding, you should figure out why the update may be required.
- A feature is missing from the BIOS. This most often happens after updating the device firmware.
- The sound was missing and updating the drivers did not correct the situation. The laptop turns on / off by itself, while reinstalling the system and cleaning the equipment from dust did not help.
- The laptop stopped “seeing” the devices connected to it (flash drives, mouse, etc.).
- The BIOS for some reason does not display the laptop component (hard drive, CD drive, etc.).
- The processor has been replaced on the laptop. In this case, it is imperative to update the system.
It does not recommend installing a new BIOS version for no apparent reason: there will be no benefit from this, but if the system is updated incorrectly, problems may arise, due to which complex manipulations with the equipment will have to be performed to bring it into working condition.
To update the BIOS on an Acer laptop, follow these steps:
- Determine the current version of the system. To do this, you need to run information about it and find information about the BIOS or run one of the above methods of the system menu and find the version in the information tab.
- We find the official website of the laptop manufacturer on the Internet, enter the data on the device model, in the next menu we select the BIOS version (it is not recommended to jump over the versions, that is, there is no need to install the latest one)
- Downloading the file to the laptop.
- Before starting the installation file, turn off the antivirus and close all background programs.
- We start installing the BIOS.
- The boot menu will appear for a few seconds, we do not change anything in it.
- The system will update.
- After installation, restart the laptop and enter the menu.
In this article, we talked about how to open the BIOS on an Acer laptop. There is nothing difficult in this, but there are nuances to which you should pay attention. The main thing. it is to understand what it is, what needs to be used, and how to apply it.