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washout

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i have an MSI motherboard, and all i want to do is boot to BIOS. the MSI splash screen shows no hint of a what to push to enter BIOS.

this is what is typed onto the motherboard ...
865PE Neo2
N1966
MS-6728 VER:2

using that, i narrow the product down on the MSI site, but i dont know exactly which one.
865PE Neo2-FIS2R(MS-6728), http://www.msicomput...65PE_Neo2-FIS2R
865PE Neo2-S(MS-6728), http://www.msicomput...el=865PE_Neo2-S
865PE Neo2-LS(MS-6728), http://www.msicomput...l=865PE_Neo2-LS

in any case, i found no where on the MSI site on what key combination to use to boot into BIOS.
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most common is tapping the delete key ....


The information below can be used to access the BIOS from all the major suppliers of BIOS chips and the Computer Manufacturers that use them.

During the initial boot of a computer the BIOS supplier will be displayed. If OEM logo splash screen is displayed, press ESC key to see the boot up information. Press the Pause/Break key if text displays too fast.




For a very comprehensive and visual look at the BIOS, follow the link below from Eric Legge's www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/ web site.






Warning: Making changes to BIOS settings can have adverse effects on the way a computer performs. Use caution when performing BIOS modifications.





Bios Suppliers

Keyboard Commands
ALR Advanced Logic Research, Inc. ® PC / PCI F2
ALR PC non / PCI CTRL+ALT+ESC
AMD® (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) BIOS F1
AMI (American Megatrends, Inc.) BIOS DEL
Award™ BIOS CTRL+ALT+ESC
Award BIOS DEL
DTK® (Datatech Enterprises Co.) BIOS ESC
Phoenix™ BIOS CTRL+ALT+ESC
Phoenix BIOS CTRL+ALT+S
Phoenix BIOS CTRL+ALT+INS
Computer Vendor

Keyboard Commands
Acer® F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC
ARI® CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL
AST® CTRL+ALT+ESC, CTRL+ALT+DEL
Compaq® 8700 F10
CompUSA® DEL
Cybermax® ESC
Dell BIOS web site search links For models not listed below.
Dell® 400 F3, F1
Dell 4400 F12
Dell Dimension® F2 or DEL
Dell Inspiron® F2
Dell Latitude Fn+F1 (while booted)
Dell Latitude F2 (on boot)
Dell Optiplex DEL
Dell Optiplex F2
Dell Precision™ F2
eMachine® DEL , F 2
Fujutsu Manuals & BIOS Manuals & BIOS Download
Gateway® 2000 1440 F1
Gateway 2000 Solo™ F2
HP® (Hewlett-Packard) F1, F2 (Laptop, ESC)
IBM® F1
E-pro Laptop F2
IBM PS/2® CTRL+ALT+INS after CTRL+ALT+DEL
IBM Thinkpad® (newer) Windows: Programs-Thinkpad CFG.
Intel® Tangent DEL
Lenovo(formally IBM) Lenovo BIOS Access page
Micron® F1, F2, or DEL
Packard Bell® F1, F2, Del
Seanix DEL
Sony® VAIO F2
Sony VAIO F3
Tiger DEL
Toshiba® 335 CDS ESC
Toshiba Protege ESC
Toshiba Satellite 205 CDS F1
Toshiba Tecra F1 o#F1EFA5r ESC

Toshiba Notebook [Newer models]


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

Edited by happyrck, 03 January 2008 - 08:23 AM.

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