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How do I get to BIOS of Dell laptop?

post #1 of 11
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My bother bought a Dell 15R from Worst Buy on Monday. I want to format it to remove all of the Worst Buy diagnostics and silly software.

How do I get to the BIOS or change the boot order so I can boot to the CD ROM?

I have tried F2 and F12 but there is no mention of boot order or entering the BIOS.
Edited by Greg121986 - 4/2/11 at 5:34pm
post #2 of 11
i think F2 is the bios setup key.
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post #3 of 11
F2 should do it, or F12 to just change the boot order.
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post #4 of 11
Usually f2 or delete
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post #5 of 11
Either F2, F11, or Del in my experience. Mash each one until you get there.
    
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post #6 of 11
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F2 and F12 don't get me to any boot options. It's all Best Buy diagnostics crap.
post #7 of 11
Just mash all the F keys at boot until you find the one that does it. lol, IIRC it was F8 on the xps m1530
post #8 of 11
spam every button


what laptop is it?
post #9 of 11
spam all the keys on the keyboard when you reboot lol
edit: damn damn damn i was ninja'd
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post #10 of 11
All dell machines are always F2 for BIOS every model, any version... it is always F2, F2 Bios, F12 Boot Menu , Ctrl+F11 for recovery

Press Power... as soon as you see the Dell Logo press F2 at intervals... try 2 beats per second... eg, Tap..Tap.. Tap.. Tap

If F2 is not functioning try Fn+F2 maybe or external keyboard
Edited by PappaSmurfsHarem - 4/2/11 at 5:47pm
     
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