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I am unable to access the BIOS with an f2 keystroke.
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Question by:grafiusjd03
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by:Jaime Olivares
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that depends on your specific laptop brand/model, could be F1, F2, F8, F10 etc.
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by:PUNKY
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You can try these to access bios:
Del
F10
F12
F1
F2
Ctrl + Esc
Esc
Alt + Esc
Ctrl + Alt + Esc
Ctrl + Alt + Enter
Ins

For Toshiba:
1. Turn on computer by Holding down power button while pressing the Esc key.
The machine will beep, then display:
Check System, then press [F1] key.
2. Release Esc key
3. Press F1 key
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The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1100.  We have tried all keystrokes listed above and none of them will access the BIOS.
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You should let us know the laptop is Dell in question :o) so we dont have to guess !!!

Can you popup the keyboard as instruct in the link below and reseat the cable:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins5100/en/sm/keyboard.htm#1084976
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by:Jaime Olivares
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Indeed it is F2 for the inspiron, but you have to press at certain time, the best trick is to press and release every 0.5 seconds, when you start the machine until the bios screen appear.
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by:nobus
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it is possible the keyboard is dead - replace it or try with an external one . .
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by:Jaime Olivares
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well, there is no need to be so dramatic, just lauch the system as is, and try if F2 works in windows.
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