How to get to the BIOS setup screen at boot

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I can't figure out how to get to bios screens on this machine. I have tried ESC,DEL, F1,F2, F9, F10.
There is no information on the boot screen on what to press to get to setup.
Question by:HilltownHealthCenter
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    Expert Comment

    Try booting from the SmartStart CD.

    Author Comment

    Hopefully you can tell me where to get it? I don't see any in the media I have for the machine.
    LVL 14

    Assisted Solution

    I found this guide
    From your server's support site

    According to pg 67 at Boot Options, it should be F9.  At least you know the key, so maybe now you can reboot and just pound on it for a full minute to make sure you get it, wherever that point in time is.
    LVL 6

    Expert Comment

    That's not a free download. It sure looks like F9 is supposed to get you into the RBSU / BIOS.
    LVL 1

    Accepted Solution

    HP Smartstart CD is a free download. Visit "" and download the ISO. Current version is 8.20. Attention: not all HP server models are supported by HP Smartstart.

    Author Closing Comment

    I downloaded the StartSmart CD, and will try F9 again at next boot (and post results here).


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